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The first Sunday in Lent.

wash thy face, that thou appear | by knowledge, by long-suffer.
not unto men to fast, but unto ing, by kindness, by the holy
thy Father which is in secret; Ghost, by love unfeigned, by
and thy Father, which seeth in the word of truth, by the power
secret, shall reward thee openly. of God, by the armour of right-
Lay not up for yourselves trea- eousness on the right hand and
sures upon earth, where moth on the left, by honour and dis-
and rust doth corrupt, and honour, by evil report and good
where thieves break through report; as deceivers, and yet
and steal: but lay up for your- true; as unknown, and yet well
selves treasures in heaven, known; as dying, and behold,
where neither moth nor rust we live; as chastened, and not
doth corrupt, and where thieves killed; as sorrowful, yet alway
do not break through nor steal: rejoicing; as poor, yet making
for where your treasure is, there many rich; as having nothing,
will your heart be also.
and yet possessing all things.

The Gospel. St. Matth. iv. 1.
THEN was Jesus led up of

the Spirit into the wilder-
ness, to be tempted of the devil.
And when he had fasted forty
days and forty nights, he was
afterward an-hungred.
he said, If thou be the Son of
when the tempter came to him,
God, command that these stones
be made bread. But he an-
Man shall not live by bread
swered and said, It is written,
alone, but by every word that
proceedeth out of the mouth of
God. Then the devil taketh
him up into the holy city, and

The Epistle. 2 Cor. vi. 1.

ther with him, beseech
you also, that ye receive not
the grace of God in vain; (for
be saith, I have heard thee in a
time accepted, and in the day
of salvation have I succoured
thee: behold, now is the ac-
cepted time; behold, now is
the day of salvation;) giving no
offence in any thing, that the
ministry be not blamed; but in
all things approving ourselves
as the ministers of God, in
much patience, in afflictions,
in necessities, in distresses, in
stripes, in imprisonments, in
tumults, in labours, in watch-
ings, in fastings; by pureness,

WE then, as workers toge-setteth him on a pinnacle of the
temple, and saith unto him, If
thou be the Son of God, cast
thyself down; for it is written,
He shall give his angels charge
concerning thee, and in their
hands they shall bear thee up,
lest at any time thou dash thy
foot against a stone. Jesus said
unto him, It is written again,
Thou shalt not tempt the Lord
thy God. Again, the devil tak-
eth him up into an exceeding
high mountain, and sheweth
him all the kingdoms of the
world, and the glory of them;
and saith unto him, All these
things will I give thee, if thou
wilt fall down and worship me.

The first Sunday in Lent.

The Collect.

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

end. Amen.

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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.
The Collect.

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.
mongst you, as becometh saints; If Satan also be divided against
neither filthiness, nor foolish- himself, how shall his kingdom
talking, nor jesting, which are stand? because ye say, that I
not convenient; but rather giv-cast out devils through Beelze
ing of thanks: for this ye know, bub. And if I by Beelzebub
that no whoremonger, nor un- cast out devils, by whom do
clean person, nor covetous man, your sons cast them out? there-
who is an idolater, hath any in- fore shall they be your judges.
heritance in the kingdom of But if I with the finger of God
Christ, and of God. Let no cast out devils, no doubt the
man deceive you with vain kingdom of God is come upon
words for because of these you. When a strong man armed
things cometh the wrath of God keepeth his palace, his goods
upon the children of disobedi- are in peace; but when a
ence. Be not ye therefore par- stronger than he shall come
takers with them: for ye were upon him, and overcome him,
sometimes darkness, but now he taketh from him all his ar-
are ye light in the Lord: walk mour wherein he trusted, and
as children of light; (for the divideth his spoils. He that is
fruit of the Spirit is in all good- not with me is against me: and
ness, and righteousness, and he that gathereth not with me
truth;) proving what is accept-scattereth. When the unclean
able unto the Lord. And have spirit is gone out of a man,
no fellowship with the unfruit- he walketh through dry places,
ful works of darkness, but ra- seeking rest; and finding none,
ther reprove them: for it is a he saith, I will return unto my
shame even to speak of those house whence I came out. And
things which are done of them when he cometh, he findeth it
in secret. But all things that swept and garnished. Then go-
are reproved are made manifest eth he and taketh to him seven
by the light: for whatsoever other spirits more wicked than
doth make manifest is light. himself, and they enter in, and
Wherefore he saith, Awake, dwell there; and the last state
thou that sleepest, and arise of that man is worse than the
from the dead, and Christ shall first. And it came to pass, as
give thee light.
he spake these things, a certain
woman of the company lift up
her voice, and said unto him,
Blessed is the womb that bare

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hast sucked. But he said, Yea
rather, blessed are they that
hear the Word of God, and
keep it.

The Gospel. St. Luke xi. 14.
ESUS was casting out a de-

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 Collect.

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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.
The Collect.

upon thy people; that by thy | judgeth. Verily, verily, I say
great goodness they may be unto you, If a man keep my
governed and preserved ever- saying, he shall never see death.
more, both in body and soul; Then said the Jews unto him,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Now we know that thou hast
a devil: Abraham is dead, and
the prophets; and thou sayest,
If a man keep my saying, he
shall never taste of death. Art
thou greater than our father
Abraham, which is dead? and
the prophets are dead: whom
makest thou thyself? Jesus an-
swered, If I honour myself, my
honour is nothing; it is my
once into the holy place, hav-whom ye say, that he is your
Father that honoureth me, of

The Epistle. Heb. ix. 11.
HRIST being come an
High Priest of good things
to come, by a greater and more
perfect tabernacle, not made
with hands that is to say, not
of this building; neither by the
blood of goats and calves; but
by his own blood he entered in

ing obtained eternal redemp-
tion for us. For if the blood
of bulls and of goats, and the
ashes of an heifer sprinkling
the unclean, sanctifieth to the
purifying of the flesh; how
much inore shall the blood of

God: yet ye have not known
him; but I know him: and if I
should say, I know him not, I
shall be a liar like unto you;
but I know him, and keep his
saying. Your father Abraham

Christ, who, through the eter-rejoiced to see my day, and
he saw it, and was glad. Then
art not yet fifty years old, and
said the Jews unto him, Thon
hast thou seen Abraham? Jesus
said unto them, Verily, verily,
say unto you, before Abraham
Then took they up
stones to cast at him: but Jesus
hid himself, and went out of
the temple.

nal Spirit, offered himself with-
out spot to God, purge your
conscience from dead works to
serve the living God? And for
this cause he is the Mediator
of the new testament, that by
means of death, for the redemp-was, I am.
tion of the transgressions that
were under the first testament,
they which are called might re-
ceive the promise of eternal in-


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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.
The Collect.

God, who, of

ALMIGHTY and everlasting
love towards mankind, hast sent
thy Son, our Saviour Jesus
Christ, to take upon him our
flesh, and to suffer death upon
the cross, that all mankind
should follow the example of
his great humility; Mercifully
grant, that we may both follow
the example of his patience,
and also be made partakers of
his resurrection; through the
same Jesus Christ our Lord.

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