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glorifying and praising God for | Gentiles the unsearchable riches all the things that they had of Christ; and to make all men heard and seen, as it was told see what is the fellowship of the unto them. And when eight days mystery, which from the beginwere accomplished for the cir-ning of the world hath been hid cumcising of the child, his name in God, who created all things was called JESUS, which was by Jesus Christ: to the intent, so named of the angel before that now unto the principalities he was conceived in the womb. and powers in heavenly places might be known by the Church the manifold wisdom of God, according to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Je

sus our Lord: In whom we have
boldness and access with confi.
dence by the faith of him.

The same Collect, Epistle, and Gospel shall serve for every day after unto the Epiphany.

The Epiphany, or the Manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles. The Collect.

of a star didst manifest_thy only-begotten Son to the Gentiles; Mercifully grant, that we, which know thee now by faith,

The Gospel. St. Matth. ii. 1. WHEN Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judæa, in the days of Herod the king, be may after this life have the fru-hold, there came wise men from ition of thy glorious Godhead; the east to Jerusalem, saying, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come


to worship him. When Herod
the king had heard these things,
he was troubled, and all Jeru
salem with him. And when he
had gathered all the chief priests
and scribes of the people toge
ther, he demanded of them,
where Christ should be born.
And they said unto him, In
Bethlehem of Judæa: for thus
it is written by the prophet, And
thou, Bethlehem, in the land of
Juda, art not the least among
the princes of Juda: for out
of thee shall come a Governour
that shall rule my people Israel.
Then Herod, when he had pri-

called the wise men, en-
quired of them diligently what
time the star appeared. And
he sent them to Bethlehem, and
said, Go, and search diligently
for the young child, and when
ye have found him, bring me
word again, that I may come
and worship him also. When
they had heard the king, they

The Epistle. Ephes. iii. 1.

FOR this cause, I Paul, the
prisoner of Jesus Christ for
you Gentiles; if ye have heard
of the dispensation of the grace
of God, which is given me to
you-ward: How that by reve-
lation he made known unto me
the mystery (as I wrote afore in
few words, whereby, when ye
read, ye may understand my
knowledge in the mystery of
Christ) which in other ages was
not made known unto the sons
of men, as it is now revealed
unto his holy Apostles and Pro-
phets by the Spirit; That the
Gentiles should be fellow-heirs,
and of the same body, and par-vily
takers of his promise in Christ,
by the Gospel whereof I was
made a minister, according to
the gift of the grace of God
given unto me by the effectual
working of his power. Unto
me, who am less than the least
of all saints, is this grace given,
That I should preach among the

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cha departed; and lo, the star which | dealt to every man the measure of faith. For as we have many members in one body, and asl members have not the same office; so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

make they saw in the east went beows fore them, till it came and stood mt over where the young child was. ath When they saw the star, they edal rejoiced with exceeding great the joy. And when they were come rit into the house, they saw the ven young child with Mary his mofell worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, on and frankincense, and myrrh. with And being warned of God in a f dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.


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The Gospel. St. Luke ii. 41. NOW his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover. And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem, after the custom of the feast. And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it. But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day's journey, and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance. And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seek. prayers of thy people which calling him. And it came to pass, upon thee; and grant that they that after three days they found may both perceive and know him in the temple, sitting in the what things they ought to do, midst of the doctors, both hearand also may have grace and ing them, and asking them ques power faithfully to fulfil the tions. And all that heard him same; through Jesus Christ our were astonished at his underLord. Amen. standing and answers. And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said

Lord, we beseech thee
mercifully to receive the

unto him, Son, why hast thou
thus dealt with us? behold, thy
father and I have sought thee
sorrowing. And he said unto
them, How is it that ye sought
me? wist ye not that I must be
about my Father's business? And
they understood not the saying
which he spake unto them. And
he went down with them, and
came to Nazareth, and was
subject unto them: but his
mother kept all these sayings
in her heart. And Jesus in-
creased in wisdom, and stature,
and in favour with God and

The first Sunday after the
The Collect.

The Epistle. Romans xii. 1. Beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God. For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, according as God hath

ciples, to the marriage. And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. Jesus saith

The Epistle. Rom. xii. 6. HA AVING then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; or ministry, let us wait on our ministering; or he that teacheth, on teaching; or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth,

unto her, Woman, what have I to mine hour is not yet come. His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it. And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece. Jesus saith unto them, Fill the water-pots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governour of the feast. And they bare it. When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was, (but the servants which drew the with diligence; he that shew-water knew,) the governour of the feast called the bridegroom, and saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine, and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now. This be ginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory, and his disciples believed on him.

eth mercy, with cheerfulness. Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil, cleave to that which is good. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love, in honour preferring one another: not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality. Bless them which persecute you; bless, and curse not. Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them

weep. the same mind one towards another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate.

The second Sunday after the

The Collect.

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who govern things in heaven and earth; Mercifully hear the supplications of thy people, and grant us thy peace all the days of our life; through Jesus Christ our

Lord. Amen.

The Gospel. St. John ii. 1. AND the third day there

was a marriage in Cana

of Galilee, and the mother of

there. And both Jesus was called, and his dis

The third Sunday after the
The Collect.

ALMIGHTY and everlasting
our infirmities, and in all our
dangers and necessities stretch
forth thy right hand to help and
defend us; through Jesus Christ
our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Rom. xii. 16. BE not wise in your own

conceits. Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide

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things honest in the sight of all men. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath; for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Therefore, if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

The Gospel. St. Matth. viii. 1. WHEN he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him. And behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man, but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them. And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion beseeching him, and saying, Lord, my seryant lieth at home sick of 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 shall be healed. For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say unto tlris 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 Israel. And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, 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 hast believed, so be it done unto And his servant was healed in the self-same hour.


The fourth Sunday after the Epiphany.

The Collect.

God, who knowest us to be set in the midst of so

us such

many and great dangers, that by reason of the frailty of our nature we cannot always stand upright; Grant to strength and protection, as may support us in all dangers, and carry us through all tempt ations; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Rom. xiii. 1. ET every soul be subject for there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall 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 beareth 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 cause pay ye tribute also; for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing. Render therefore to all their dues; tribute to whom tribute is due, custom to whom custom, fear to whom fear, honour to whom honour.

The Gospel. St. Matt. viii. 23. AND when he was entered

into a ship, his disciples followed him. And behold, there arose a great tempest 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' saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him! And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the, tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. And behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time? And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine, feeding. So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out,

suffer 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 behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters. And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils. And behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought him, that he would depart out of their coasts.

The fifth Sunday after the
The Collect.

Lord, we beseech thee to hold continually in thy true re keep thy Church and housligion; that they who do lean only upon the hope of thy hea defended by thy mighty power; venly grace may evermore be through Jesus Christ our Lord.


The Epistle. Col. iñ. 12. PUT on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering; forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any; even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms, and hymns,

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