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where they have laid him. I that God is no respecter of Peter therefore went forth, and persons : but in every nation that other disciple, and came he that feareth him and worketh to the sepulchre. So they ran righteousness, is accepted with both together; and the other him. The word which God disciple did outrun Peter, and sent unto the children of Israel, came first to the sepulchre; and preaching peace by JESUS he, stooping down and looking CHRIST; (he is Lord of all :) n, saw the linen clothes lying, that word, I say, ye know,
et went he not in. Then which was published throughcometh Simon Peter following out all Judea, and began from him, and went into the sepul- Galilee, after the baptism chre, and seeth the linen clothes which John preached : how lie; and the napkin that was God anointed Jesus of Nazaabout his head not lying with reth with the Holy Ghost, the linen clothes, but wrapped and with power; who went together in a place by itself. about doing good, and healing Then went in also that other all that were oppressed of the disciple which came first to the devil: for God was with him. sepulchre, and he saw, and And we are witnesses of all believed. For as yet they knew things which he did, both in not the Scripture, that he must the land of the Jews, and in rise again from the dead. Then Jerusalem; whom they slew, the disciples went away again and hanged on a tree. Him unto their own home.
God raised up the third day, and showed him openly; not
to all the people, but unto witThe Collect.
nesses chosen before of God, ALMIGHTY God, who even to us, who did eat and through thine only begotten drink with him after he rose Son Jesus Christ hast over
from the dead. And he comcome death, and opened unto manded us to preach unto the us the gate of everlasting life; people, and to testify that it is we humbly beseech thee, that he who was ordained of God to as, by thy special grace pre- be the judge of quick and dead. as, by thy special grace pre- To him give all the prophets venting us, thou dost put into our minds good desires ; so by witness, that through his name, thy continual help we
whosoever believeth in him,
may bring the same to good effect, shall receive remission of sins. through JESUS CHRIST our The Gospel. St. Luke xxiv. 13. Lord; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost,
BEHOLD, two of his disever one God, world without ciples went that same day to a end. Amen.
village called Emmaus, which
from Jerusalem about For the Epistle. Acts x. 34. threescore furlongs. And they
PETER opened his mouth, talked together of all these and said, Of a truth I perceive things which had happened
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And it came to pass, that while his glory? And beginning at they communed together, and Moses and all the prophets, he reasoned, Jesus himself drew expounded unto them in all the near, and went with them. But Scriptures, the things concerntheir eyes were holden, that ing himself. And they drew they should not know him. nigh unto the village whither And he said unto them, What they went; and he made as manner of communications are though he would have gone these that
to further : but they constrained another, as ye walk, and are him, saying, Abide with us ; sad? And one of them, whose for it is towards evening, and name was Cleopas, answering, the day is far spent. And he said unto him, Art thou only a went in to tarry with them. stranger in Jerusalem, and hast And it came to pass, as he sat not known the things which at meat with them, he took are come to pass there in these bread, and blessed it, and brake, days? And he said unto them, and gave to them. And their What things ? And they said eyes were opened, and they unto him, Concerning Jesus of knew him, and he vanished out Nazareth, who was a prophet of their sight. And they said mighty in deed and word, one to another, Did not our before God and all the people: heart burn within us, when he and how the chief priests and talked with us by the way, and our rulers delivered him to be while he opened to us the condemned to death, and have Scriptures? And they rose up crucified him. But we trusted the same hour, and returned to that it had been he who should Jerusalem, and found the eleven have redeemed Israel : and gathered together, and them beside all this, to-day is the that were with them, saying, third day, since these things The Lord is risen indeed, and were done. Yea, and certain hath appeared unto Simon. women also of our company And they told what things were made us astonished, who were done in the way, and how he early at the sepulchre ; and was known of them in breaking when they found not his body, of bread. they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive. And certain of them who were
The Collect. with us went to the sepulchre, ALMIGHTY GOD, who and found it even so as the through thine only begotten women had said ; but him they Son Jesus Christ hast oversaw not. Then he said unto come death, and opened unto them, 0 fools, and slow of us the gate of everlasting life; heart to believe all that the we humbly beseech thee, that prophets have spoken! ought as, by thy special grace prenot Christ to have suffered venting us, thou dost put into these things, and to enter into our minds good desires ; so by
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thy continual help we may shalt not suffer thine Holy One bring the same to good effect, to see corruption. For David, through Jesus
CHRIST our after he had served his own Lord; who liveth and reigneth generation, by the will of God, with thee and the Holy Ghost, fell on sleep, and was laid unto ever one God, world without his fathers, and saw corruption: end. Amen.
but he, whom God raised again,
corruption. For the Epistle. Acts xiii. 26. known unto you therefore, men
Be it MEN and brethren, children and brethren, that through this of the stock of Abraham, and man is preached unto you the whosoever among you feareth forgiveness of sins : and by God, to you is the word of this him all that believe are justified salvation sent. For they that from all things, from which ye dwell at Jerusalem, and their could not be justified by the law rulers, because they knew him of Moses. Beware, therefore, not, nor yet the voices of the lest that come upon you which prophets which are read every is spoken of in the prophets, sabbath-day, they have fulfilled Behold, ye despisers, and wonthem in condemning him. And der, and perish: for I work a though they found no cause of work in your days, a work death in him, yet desired they which you shall in no wise Pilate that he should be slain. believe, though a man declare and when they had fulfilled all it unto you. that was written of him, they The Gospel. St. Luke xxiv. 36. took him down from the tree, and laid him in a sepulchre. But JESUS himself stood in the God raised him from the dead: midst of them, and saith unto And he was seen many days of them, Peace be unto you. But them which came up with him they were terrified and affrightfrom Galilee to Jerusalem, who ed, and supposed that they had are his witnesses unto the seen a spirit. And he said unto people. And we declare unto them, Why are ye troubled, you glad tidings, how that the and why do thoughts arise in promise which was made unto your hearts ? Behold my hands the fathers, God hath fulfilled and my feet, that it is I myself: the same unto us their children, handle me, and see ; for a spirit in that he hath raised up Jesus hath not flesh and bones, as ye again; as it is also written in see me have. And when he the second Psalm, Thou art my had thus spoken, he showed Son, this day have I begotten them his hands and his feet. thee. And as concerning that And while they yet believed he raised him up from the dead, not for joy, and wondered, he
more to return to said unto them, Have ye here eorruption, he said on this wise, any meat? And they gave him I will give you the sure mercies a piece of a broiled fish, and of of David. Wherefore he saith an honey-comb. And he took also in another Psalm, Thou it, and did eat before them. And
he said unto them, These are and it is the Spirit that bearthe words which I spake unto eth witness, because the SPIRIT you, while I was yet with you, is truth. For there are three that all things must be fulfilled that bear record in heaven, the which were written in the law FATHER, the WORD, and the of Moses, and in the Prophets, Holy Ghost: and these three and in the Psalms, concerning are one.
And there are three Then opened he their that bear witness in earth, the understanding, that they might spirit, and the water, and the understand the Scriptures; and blood : and these three agree said unto them, Thus it is in If we receive the written, and thus it behoved witness of men, the witness of Christ to suffer, and to rise God is greater : for this is the from the dead the third day; witness of God, which he hath and that repentance and remis- testified of his Son. He that sion of sins should be preached believeth on the Son of God, in his name among all nations, hath the witness in himself: he beginning at Jerusalem. And that believeth not God, hath ye are witnesses of these things. made him a liar, because he
believeth not the record that
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God gave of his Son.
hath given to us eternal life; The Collect.
and this life is in his Son. He ALMIGHTY Father, who that hath the Son hath life; and hast given thine only son to he that hath not the Son hath die for our sins, and to rise not life. again for
our justification; The Gospel. St. John xx. 19. grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wicked- THE same day at evening, ness, that we may always serve being the first day of the week, thee in pureness of living and when the doors were shut, truth, through the merits of the where the disciples were assemsame thy Son JESUS CHRIST bled for fear of the Jews, came our Lord. Amen.
JESUS and stood in the midst,
and saith unto them, Peace be The Epistle. 1 John v. 4.
unto you. And when he had WHATSOEVER is born of so said, he showed unto them God, overcometh the world ; his hands and his side. Then and this is the victory that were the disciples glad when overcometh the world, even they saw the Lord. Then said our faith. Who is he that Jesus to them again, Peace be overcometh the world, but he unto you: as my Father hath that believeth that Jesus is the sent me, even so send I you. Son of God? This is he that And when he had said this, he came by water and blood, even breathed on them, and saith Jesus Christ; not by water unto them, Receive ye the only, but by water and blood : Holy Ghost : whose soever
sins ye remit, they are remitted healed. For ye were as sheep
bishop of your souls.
JESUS said, I am the good
shepherd : the good shepherd
giveth his life for the sheep. ALMIGHTY God, who hast But he that is an hireling, and given thine only Son to be unto not the shepherd, whose own us both a sacrifice for sin, and the sheep are not, seeth the also an ensample of godly life; wolf coming, and leaveth the give us grace that we may sheep, and feeth ; and the wolf always most thankfully receive catcheth them, and scattereth that his inestimable benefit, the sheep. The hireling fleeth and also daily endeavour our- because he is an hireling, and selves to follow the blessed careth not for the sheep. I am steps of his most holy life, the good shepherd, and know through the same Jesus Christ my sheep, and am known of our Lord. Amen.
mine. As the Father knoweth The Epistle. 1 St. Peter ii. 19. me, even so know I the Father:
and I lay down my life for the THIS is thank-worthy, if sheep. And other sheep I have, a man for conscience toward which are not of this fold; them God endure_grief, suffering also I must bring, and they wrongfully. For what glory is shall hear my voice; and there it, if when ye be buffeted for shall be one fold and one your faults, ye shall take it shepherd. patiently? But if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. For even hereunto were ye called ; because CHRIST
The Collect. also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye
should ALMIGHTY God, who follow his steps : who did no showest to them that are in sin, neither was guile found in error the light of thy truth, to his mouth : who when he was the intent that they may return reviled, reviled not again ; into the way of righteousness; when he suffered, he threatened grant unto all those who are not; but committed himself to admitted into the fellowship of him that judgeth righteously : Christ's religion, that they who his own self bare our sins may avoid those things that are in his own body on the tree, contrary to their profession, that we, being dead to sin, and follow all such things as are should live unto righteousness: agreeable to the same, through by whose stripes ye were our Lord Jesus CHRIST. Amen.
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