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Gather up the fragments that remain, how shall they hear without a preach. that nothing be lost. Therefore they er? And how shall they preach exgathered them together, and filled cept they be sent ? As it is written, twelve baskets with the fragments of How beantiful are the feet of them the five barley-loaves, which remain that preach the Gospel of peace, and ed over and above unto them that bring glad tidings of good things! had eaten. Then those men, when But they have not all obeyed the they had seen the miracle that JE- Gospel. For Esaias saith, LORD, sus did, said, This is of a truth that who hath believed our report? So Prophet that should come into the then, faith cometh by hearing, and world.
hearing by the Word of God. But 1 If there be any more Sundays before Advent
I say, have they not heard? Yes Sunday, the Service of some of those Sundays , their sound went into all the that were omitted after the Epiphany, shall be learth, and their words unto the ends taken in to gupply so many as are here wanting. And if there be fewer, the overplus may of the world. But I say, Did not be omitted : Provided that this last Collect, Israel know? First, Moses saith, I Epistle, and Gospel, shall always be used upon the Sunday next before Advent.
"I will provoke you to jealousy by them
that are no people, and by a foolish
nation I will anger you. But Esaias SAINT ANDREW'S DAY. | is very bold, and saith, I was found of The Collect.
them that sought me not; I was
made manifest unto them that asked ALMIGHTY God, who didst not after me. But to Israel he saith, give such grace unto thy holy apostle All day long have 1 stretched forth Saint Andrew, that he readily obeyed my hands unto a disobedient and the calling of thy Son JESUS CHRIST, Igainsaying people. and followed him without delay; | The Gospel. St. Matt. iv. 18. grant unto us all, that we, being / called by thy holy word, may forth JESUS, walking by the sea of Ga. with give up ourselves obediently lilee, saw two brethren, Simon, called to fulfil thy holy commandnients, Peter, and Andrew his brother; cast. through the same Jesus Christ ing a net into the sea: (for they were our Lord. Amen.
fishers.) And he saith unto them, The Epistle. Rom. x. 9.
Follow me, and I will make you
fishers of men. And they straightIF thou shalt confess with thy way left their nets, and followed him. mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt be. And going on from thence, he saw lieve in thine heart that God hath other two brethren, James the son of raised him from the dead, thou shalt Zcbedee, and John his brother, in a be saved. For with the heart man ship with Zebedee their father, mendbelieveth unto righteousness, and ing their nets; and he called them, with the mouth confession is made And they immediately left the ship unto salvation. For the Scripture and their father, and followed him. saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and
SAINT THOMAS THE APOSTLE. the Greek : for the same LORD Over
The Collect. all, is rich unto all that call upon ALMIGHTY and everliving him. For whosoever shall call upon God, who, for the greater confirmathe name of the LORD, shall be tion of the faith, didst suffer thy holy saved. How then shall they call on apostle Thomas to be doubtful in thy him in whom they have not believed ? Son's resurrection ; grant us so per. and how shall they believe in him fectly, and without all doubt, to be. of whom they have not heard? And Ilieve in thy Son JESUS CHRIST, that
our faith in thy sight may never be SAINT, STEPHEN'S DAY. reproved. Hear us, O LORD, through
The Collect. the same JESUS CHRIST ; to whom, GRANT. O LORD, that in all our with thee and the Holy Ghost, be. all honor and glory, now and for ever. |
sufferings here upon earth, for the
testimony of thy truth, we may stead. more. Amen.
fastly look up to heaven, and by faith The Epistle. Ephes. ii. 19. behold the glory that shall be reveal. NOW therefore ye are no more
ed; and being filled with the Holy · strangers and foreigners, but fellow
GHOST, may learn to love and bless citizens with the saints, and of the
our persecutors, by the example of household of God; and are built
Hi thy first martyr Saint Stephen, who upon the foundation of the apostles Day
"prayed for his murderers to thee, O
blessed JESUS, who standest at the rophets, JESUS CHRIST hi self being the chief corner-stone ; in
in right hand of God, to succor all those whom all the building, fitly framed
bed who suffer for thee, our only Media. together, groweth unto a holy temple
le tor and Advocate. Amen. in the LORD: in whom ye also are 1 Then shall follow the Collect of the Nativity,
which shall be said continually until New builded together for a habitation of Year's Eve God, through the SPIRIT.
For the Epistle. Acts vii. 55. The Gospel. St. John xx. 24. STEPHEN, being full of the Ho. THOMAS, one of the twelve. call. ILY GHost, looked up steadfastly into ed Didymus, was not with them when
heaven, and saw the glory of God, JESUS came. The other disciples and JEsue standing on the right hand therefore said unto him, We have
of God; and said, Behold, I see the seen the LORD. But he said unto 1:
heavens opened, and the Son of man them, Except I shall see in his hands of
standing on the right hand of God. the print of the nails, and put my
Then they cried out with a loud voice, finger into the print of the nails, and and stopped me
and stopped their ears, and ran upon thrust my hand into his side. I will him with one accord, and cast him not believe. And after eight days,
"out of the city, and stoned him: and again his disciples were within, and a
Yo the witnesses laid down their clothes Thomas with them, then caine Je.
Jat a young man's feet, whose name sus, the doors being shut, and stood |
i/was Saul. And they stoned Stephen, in the midst, and said, Peace be unto
calling upon God, and saying, Lord you. Then said he to Thomas, Reach JESUS, receive my spirit. And he hither thy finger, and behold my 1.
kneeled down and cried with a loud hands; and reach hither thy hand,
y voice, LORD, lay not this sin to their and thrust it into my side; and be noti
j charge. And when he had said this, faithless, but believing. And Tho-1
he fell asleep. mas answered and said unto him, The Gospel. St. Matt. xxiii. 34. My Lord, and my God. Jesus BEHOLD, I send unto you pro saith unto him, Thomas, because thou phets, and wise men, and scribes; hast seen me, thou hast, believed ; and some of them ye shall kill and blessed are they that have not seen, crucify; and some of them shall ye and yet have believed. And many scourge in your synagogues, and per. other signs truly did Jesus in the pre. secute them from city to city; that sence of his disciples, which are not upon you may come all the righteous written in this book. But there are blood shed upon the earth, from the written, that ye might believe that blood of righteous Abel, unto the Jesus is the CHRIST, the Son of blood of Zacharias, son of Barachias, God; and that believing, ye might wliom ye slew between the temple have life through his name. land the altar. Verily I say unto you
All these things shall come upon this JESUS CHRIST his Son cleanseth us generation. Jerusalem, Jerusa from all sin. If we say that we have lem, thou that killest the prophets, no sin, we deceivé ourselves, and the and stonest them which are sent unto truth is not in us. If we confess our thee ; how often would I have gather. sins, he is faithful and just to forgive ed thy children together, even as a us our sins, and to cleanse us from hen gathereth her chickens under her all unrighteousness. If we say that wings, and ye would not ! Behold, we have not sinned, we make him a your house is left unto you desolate. liar, and his word is not in us. For I say unto you, Ye shall not see The Gospel. St. John xxi. 19. me benceforth, till ye shall say, Bless ed is he that cometh in the name of
JESUS said unto Peter, Follow
in the LORD.
me. Then Peter turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus lov.
ed, following, (which also leaned on SAINT JOHN THE EVANGELIST'S his breast at supper, and said, Lord, DAY.
which is he that betrayeth thee?) The Collect.
Peter seeing him, saith to Jesus, MERCIFUL LORD, we beseech Jesus saith unto him, If I will that
Lord, and wbat shall this man do ? thee to cast thy bright beams of light he tarry till I come, what is that to upon thy Church, that it being in thee? Follow thou me. Then went structed by the doctrine of thy bless- this saying abroad among the breed apostle and evangelist Saint John, Ithren, that that disciple should not inay so walk in the light of thy truth, Idie:
die : yet Jesus said not unto him, that it may at length attain to ever.
He shall not die: but, If I will that lasting life, through JEbUS CHRIST,
he tarry till I come, what is that to our Lord. Amen.
thee? This is the disciple which The Epistle. 1 John i. 1. testifieth of these things, and wrote THAT which was from the begin. these things, and we know that his ning. wbich we have heard, which I testimony is true. And there are also we have seen with our eves, which I many other things which JESUS did. we have looked upon, and our hands
the which, if they should be written have handled of the word of life; (for
every one, I suppose that even the the life was manifested and we have world itself could not contain the seen it, and bear witness, and show books that should be written unto you that eternal life which was with the Father, and was manifested
THE INNOCENTS' DAY. unto us :) that which we have seen
The Collect. and heard, deelare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with |
| O ALMIGHTY God, who out of us; and truly our fellowship is with L
in the mouths of babes and sucklings the Father, and with his Son Jesus
hast ordained strength, and madest Christ. And these things write we
Jinfants to glorify thee by their deaths : unto you, that your joy may be full.
A m ortify and kill all vices in us, and This then is the message which we
so strengthen us by thy grace, that have heard of him, and declare unto
by the innocency of our lives, and
y you, that God is light, and in him is constancy of our faith even unto no darkness at all. If we say that we i
death, we may glorify thy holy name, have fellowship with him, and walk
through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. in darkness, we lie, and do not the
Amen. truth: but if we walk in the light as! For the Epistle. Rev. xiv. 1. he is in the light, we have fellowship! I LOOKED, and lo, a Lamb stood one with another, and the blood of lon the mount Sion, and with him a
hundred forty and four thousand, THE CONVERSION OF ST. PAUL. having his Father's name written in
The Collect. their foreheads. And I heard a voice O GOD. who, through the preach. froin heaven, as the voice of many lin
nying of the blessed apostle Saint Paul,
h waters, and as the voice of a great thunder and I heard the voice of
hast caused the light of the Gospel to harpers harping with their harps : 1S
shine throughout the world; grant, and they sung as it were a new song,
| we beseech thee, that we, having his before the throne, and before the four
wonderful conversion in remembeasts, and the elders : and no man
brance, may show forth our thank. could learn that song, but the hun-la
fulness unto thee for the same, by dred and forty and four thousand,
1 following the holy doctrine which which were redeemed from the earth.||
th' he taught, through Jesus CHRIST These are they which were not de- !'
our Lord. Amen. filed with "women, for they are vir. For the Epistle. Acts ix. 1. gins: these are they which follow AND Saul, yet breathing out the Lamb whithersoever he goeth :threatenings and slaughter against these were redeemed from among the disciples of the LORD, went unto men, being the first-fruits unto God, the high priest, and desired of him and to the Lamb. And in their mouth letters to Damascus to the syna. was found no guile; for they are gogues, that if he found any of this without fault before the one of way, whether they were men or woGod.
men, he might bring them bound The Gospel. St. Matt. ii. 13.
unto Jerusalem. And as he jour
neyed, he came near Damascus: and THE angel of the LORD appeareth, suddenly there shined round about to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, him a light from heaven. And he and take the young child and his mo- fell to the earth, and heard a voice ther, and fee into Egypt, and be thou saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why there until I bring thee word; for persecutest thou me? And he said, Herod will seek the young child to Who art thou, Lord ? And the LORD destroy him. When he arose, he said, I am Jesus whom thou perse. · took the young child and his mother cutest : it is hard for thee to kick by night, and departed into Egypt ; against the pricķs. And he, trem. and was there until the death of He bling and astonished, said, Lord, rod : that it might be fulfilled which what wilt thou have me to do? And was spoken of the LORD by the pro. the LORD said unto him, Arise, and phet, saying, Out of Egypt have I go into the city, and it shall be told called my Son. Then Herod, when thee what thou must do. And the he saw that he was mocked of the men which journeyed with him stood wise men, was exceeding wroth, and speechless, hearing a voice, but seesent forth, and slew all the children ing no man. And Saul arose from that were in Bethlehem, and in all the earth; and when his eyes were the coasts thereof, from two years old opened, he saw no man: but they and under, according to the time led him by the hand, and brought which he had diligently inquired of him into Damascus. And he was the wise men. Then was fulfilled three days without sight, and neither that which was spoken by Jeremy did eat nor drink. And there was a the prophet, saying, In Rama was certain disciple at Damascus, nained there a voice heard, lamentation, and Ananias, and to him said the LORD weeping, and great mourning, Ra. in a vision, Ananias : And he said, chel weeping for her children, and Behold, I am here, Lord. And the would not be comforted, because they LORD said unto him, Arise, and go are not
linto the street which is called Straight
and inquire in the house of Judas forman shall sit in the throne of his one called Saul, of Tarsus : for be. glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve hold, he prayeth, and hath seen in a thrones, judging the twelve tribes of vision a man named Ananias, coming Israel. And every one that hath forin, and putting his hand on him, that saken houses, or brethren, or sisters, he might receive his sight. Then or father, or mother, or wife, or child. Ananias answered, Lord, I have ren, or lands, for my name's sake, heard by many of this man, how shall receive a hundred fold, and much evil he hath done to thy saints shall inherit everlasting life. But at Jerusalem : and here he hath au- many that are first shall be last, and thority from the chief priests to bind the last shall be first all that call on thy name. - But the LORD said unto him, go thy way: THE PRESENTATION OF CHRIST for he is a chosen vessel ninto me, to IN THE TEMPLE, COMMONLY bear my name before the Gentiles, CALLED THE PURIFICATION OF and kings, and the children of Israel : SAINT MARY THE VIRGIN. for I will show him how great things ... The Collect. he must suffer for my name's sake. ALMIGHTY and everliving And Ananias went his way, and en-Icon
en God, we humbly beseech thy majestered into the house; and putting his
(ty, that as thy only begotten Son was hands on him, said, Brother Saul, 12: the LORD (even JESUS, that appear-subs
aut this day presented in the temple in
substance of our flesh; so we may ed unto thee in the way as thou cam. est) hath sent me, that thou mightest I clean hearts. by the same thy Son
be presented unto thee with pure and receive thy sight, and be filled with ;
| JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen the Holy Ghost. And inmediately there fell from his eyes as it had been
For the Epistle. Mal. iii. 1. scales; and he received sight forth-| BEHOLD, I will send my mes. with, and arose, and was baptized. senger, and he shall prepare the way And when he had received meat, he before me: and the LORD whom ye was strengthened. Then was Saul seek, shall suddenly come to his tem. certain days with the disciples which ple; even the messen were at Damascus. And straight- nant, whom ye delight in : behold, way he preached CHRIST in the he shall come, saith the LORD of synagogues, that he is the Son of hosts. But who may abide the day God. But all that heard him were of his coming ? and who shall stand amazed, and said, Is not this he that when he appeareth ? for he is like a destroyed them which called on this refiner's fire, and like fuller's soap. name in Jerusalem, and came hither And he shall sit as a refiner and pufor that intent, that he might bring rifier of silver: and he shall purify them bound unto the chief priests ? the sons of Levi, and purge thiern as But Saul increased the more in gold and silver, that they may offer strength, and confounded the Jews unto the LORD an offering in righte. which dwelt at Damascus, proving ousness. Then shall the offerings of that this is very CHRIST.
Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant The Gospel. St. Matt. xix. 27.
unto the LORD, as in the days of old,
and as in former years. And I will PETER answered, and said unto come near to you to judgment: and Jesus, Behold, we have forsaken all, I will be a swift witness against the and followed thee; what shall we sorcerers, and against the adulterers, have therefore? And JESUS said and against false swearers, and unto them, Verily I say unto you, agaiņst those that oppress the hire. that ye which have followed me, in ling in his wages, the widow, and the regeneration, when the Son of the fatherless, and that turn aside the