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the palsy, grievously tormented. And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him. The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof; but speak the word only, and my servant Thall be healed. For I am a man under authority, having foldiers under me: and I say unto this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it. When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no not in Ifrael. And I say unto you, that many shall come from the east, and west, and· shall lie down with Abraham, and Haac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven. But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way, and as thou haft believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the self-fame hour.
The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany.
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and great dangers, that by reason of the frailty of our Nature we cannot always stand upright; Grant to us such strength and protection, as may support us in all dangers, and carry us through all temptations, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
PA RA P H R AS E. On the COLLECT for the fourth Sunday after the Epiphany. O Lord, who knowest us to be surrounded by many and great dangers, both of enemies, and of our fins, who knowest all our frailuies, that we cannot with our utmon efforts, always persevere in our duty, but have al:vays fome neglects of it to answer for; we beseech thee so to strengthen and protect us, by thy grace and heavenly providence, that being supported in all the dangers to which we are exposed by the assaults of our enemies, or any unfortunate accident that may befall us, we may be enabled to resili every temptation; and this we pray for the sake of Jesus Chrift, our Lord. Amen.
The Epiftle. Rom. xiii. 1.
there is no power but of God : the powers that be, are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, relistech the ordinance of God: and they that relift, fhall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good Works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power ? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same : for he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid, for he bearech not the sword in vain : for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. For, for this caose pay you tribute also: for they are God's minifters, attending continually upon this very thing. Render there- . fore to all their dues ; tribute to whom tribute is due, cur. tom to whom cuftom, fear to whom fear, honour to whom honour. The Gospel. Șt Matth. viii. 23.
lowed him. And behold, there arose a great teinpest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves : but he was asleep. And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us, we perish. And he faith unto them, Why are ye fearful, Oye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the fed, and there was a great calın. But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the fea obey him? And when he was come to the other side, into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two porfeffed with devils, corning out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. And behold, they cried out, taying, What have we to do with chee, Jesus, thou Son of Gid? art thou come hicher to torment us before the cime? And there was a grod way off from them an herd of many fwine, feeding. So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cat us out, fuffer us to go away into
the herd of swine. And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine, and behoid, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters. And they that kept them Aed, and went their ways into the city, and cold every thing ; and what was befallen to the poffeffed of the devils. And behold, the whole city came out to meet Jelus; and when they faw him, they belought him that he would depart out of their coasts.
The fifth Sunday after the Epiphany.
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hold continually in thy true religion ; that they who do lean only upon the hope of thy heavenly grace, may evermore be defended by thy mighty power, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epiftle. Col. iii. 12.
mind, meekness, long-suffering; forbearing one another, and forgiving one anothier, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Chrift forgave you, fo also do ye. And above all these things, put on charity, which is the bond of perfectnefs. And let the peace of God rule in your to the which also ye are called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in
PA RA P H R AS E. On the COLLECT for the fifth Sunday after the Epiphany. O Lord, we beseech thee continually to watch over and protect thy holy church, which is the houfhold of God, (Epb. xi. 14.) in the profertion of the true faith, and that we, who do not rely upon our own Strength and abilities, may be fhielded by the mighty power of thy grace which is abundantly fufficient to enable us to withstand all temptations ; and chis we pray for the fake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
all wisdom ; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms, and hymns, and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jelus, giving thanks to God and the Facher by him.
The Gospel. St Matth, xiii. 24. THE kingdom of heaven is liken«d unto a man which
sowed good seed in his field : But while men llept, his enemy came and fowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was iprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the cares also. So the servants of the housholder came and said unto hirn, Sır, didft not thou fow good feed in thy field ? from whence then hath it cares? He laid unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gacher them up ? But he laid, Nay; lelt while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest, and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn chem: but gather the wheat into my barn.
The fixth Sunday after the Epiphany.
might destroy the works of the devil, and make us the sons of God, and heirs of eternal life; Grant us, we beseech thee, that having this hope, we may purify our
PAR A P H RASE.
for the fixtb Sunday after the Epipbans, O God, whose only begotten Son quitted his blessed immortality, and was manifefted for this purpose, that he might destroy the works of the devil ( jobu iji. 8.) and that he might make us fons of God, (Gal. iv. 6.) and heirs of falvation, (Heb. i. 14.) grant us therefore, we pray chee, thy heavenly grace, to purify ourselves-even as he is pure, (John üi3.) chat when he shall appear as his second coming in the clouds of
selves, even as he is pure ; that when he shall appear again with power and great glory, we may be made like unto him in his eternal and glorious kingdom, where with thee, O Father, and thee, O Holy Ghost, he liveth and reigneth ever, one God, world without end. Amen.
The Epistle. 1 St John iii. 1.
upon us, that we should be called the fons of God : therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet af pear what we shall be: but we know that when he shall appear, we shall be like him ; for we shall see him as he is. . And every inan that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. Whosoever committech fin, tranfgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. And ye know that he was manifested to take away our fins; and in him is no sin: Whosoever abideth in him, finneth not : whosoever finneth, hath not seen him, neither known him, Little children, let no man deceive you : he that doeth righteousness, is righteous even as he is righteous. He that committerh sin, is of the devil : for the devil finneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifefted, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
The Gospel St Matt. xxiv. 23.
or there: believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders ; infomuch that (if it were posible) they shall deceive the very clect. Behold, I have told you before.
PA RA PHRASE. heaven with power and great glory, (Matt. xxiv. 30.) that our vile bodies may be fashioned like his glorious body, Ph. iii. 21. and that we may inherit his everlasting kingdom, where with thee, O Father, and with thee, O Holy Ghost, he liveth and reigneth, one God in trinity of persons to all eternity. Amep,