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The first Sunday in Lent.
wash thy face, that thou appear | by knowledge, by long-suffer.
The Gospel. St. Matth. iv. 1.
the Spirit into the wilder-
The Epistle. 2 Cor. vi. 1.
ther with him, beseech
WE then, as workers toge-setteth him on a pinnacle of the
The first Sunday in Lent.
Lord, who for our sake didst fast forty days and forty nights; Give us grace to use such abstinence, that, our flesh being subdued to the Spirit, we may ever obey thy godly motions in righteousness, and true holiness, to thy honour and glory, who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without
The Epistle. 1 Thess. iv. 1. WE beseech you, brethren,
and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk, and to please God, so ye would abound more and more. For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus. For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication; that every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour; not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not
God; that no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter; because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you, and testified. For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness. He therefore that despiseth despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.
The Gospel. St. Matth. xv. 21. JESUS went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. But he answered her not a word. And his disci
ples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she But he ancrieth after us. swered and said, I am not sent, but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Then came she and worshipped him, sayBut he ing, Lord, help me. answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs. And she said, Truth, Lord; yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their master's
table. Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her
daughter was made whole from that very hour.
The third Sunday in Lent.
WE beseech thee, Almighty desires of thy humble servants, God, look upon the hearty and stretch forth the right hand of thy Majesty, to be our defence against all our enemies; through Jesus Christ our Lord'
The Epistle. Ephes. v. 1. BE ye therefore followers of
God, as dear children; and walk in love, as Christ also liath loved us, and hath given himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling savour. But fornication, and all uncleanness, or
let it not be once named a-|vided against a house falleth.
hast sucked. But he said, Yea
The Gospel. St. Luke xi. 14.
it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered. But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub, the chief of the devils. And others, tempting him, sought of him a sign from heaven. But
he, knowing their thoughts,
G Almighty God, that we,
RANT, beseech thee,
said unto them, Every kingdom
divided against itself is brought who for our evil deeds do worto desolation; and a house di-thily deserve to be punished, by
The fourth Sunday in Lent.
The Epistle. Galatians iv. 21. TELL me, ye that desire to
be under the law, do ye not hear the law? For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bond-maid, the other by a free-woman. But he who was of the bond-woman was born after the flesh; but he of the free-woman was by promuise. Which things are an allegory: for these are the two Covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar. For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. But Jerusalem which is above is free; which is the mother of us all. For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband. Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise. But as then he that was
diseased. And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples. And the Passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh. When Jesus then lift up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he we buy bread, that these may saith unto Philip, Whence shall eat? (And this he said to prove him; for he himself knew what him, Two hundred peny-worth he would do.) Philip answered of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little. One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Pe ter's brother, saith unto him, There is a lad here, which hath five barley-loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many? And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat thousand. And Jesus took the down, in number about five loaves, and when he had given thanks he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to likewise of the fishes as much them that were set down; and filled, he said unto his disciples, as they would. When they were Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.
born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the
Spirit; even so it is now. Ne-Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskfive barley-loaves, which reets with the fragments of the mained over and above unto them that had eaten. Then
vertheless, what saith the Scripture? Cast out the bond-woman and her son; for the son of the bond-woman shall not be heir with the son of the free-woman. So then, brethren, we are not
those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said,
children of the bond-woman,This is of a truth that Pro
but of the free.
phet that should come into the world.
the comfort of thy grace may mercifully be relieved; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
The Gospel. St. John vi. 1. the sea of
Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias. And a great multitude followed him, because
they saw his miracles which God, mercifully to look
he did on them that were
The fifth Sunday in Lent.
upon thy people; that by thy | judgeth. Verily, verily, I say
The Epistle. Heb. ix. 11.
ing obtained eternal redemp-
God: yet ye have not known
Christ, who, through the eter-rejoiced to see my day, and
nal Spirit, offered himself with-
The Gospel. St. John viii. 46.
JESUS said, Which of you
convinceth me of if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of God heareth God's words; ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God. Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well, that thou art a Šamaritan, and hast a devil? Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me. And I seek not mine own glory; there is one that seeketh and
The Sunday next before Easter.
God, who, of
ALMIGHTY and everlasting