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time; behold, now is the day of high mountain, and showeth him salvation) giving no offence in any all the kingdoms of the world, and thing, that the ministry be not the glory of them; and saith unto blamed; but in all things approving him, all these things will I give ourselves as the ministers of God, thee, if thou wilt fall down and in much patience, in afflictions, in worship me. Then saith Jesus necessities, in distresses, in stripes, unto him, Get thee hence, Satau ; in imprisonments, in tumults, in for it is written, Thou shalt wor. labours, in watchings, in fastings; ship the Lord thy God, and him by pureness, by knowledge, by long-only shalt thou serve. Then the surfering, by kindness, by the Holy devil leaveth him, and behold, anGhost, by love unfeigned, by the gels came and ministered unto him. word óftruth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on The second Sunday in Lent. the right hand and on the left, by

The Collect. honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report ; as deceivers, we have no power of ourselves and yet true ; as unknown, and yet to help ourselves; keep us both well known; as dying, and behold outwarılly in our bodies, and in wardwe live; as chaslered, and notly in our souls ; that we may be de. killed; as sorrowful, yet al way re- fended from all adversities which joicing: as poor, yet making many may happen to the boly, and from rich ; as having nothing, and yet all evil thoughts which may assault possessing all things.

and hurt the soul, through Jesus The Gospel. St. Matt. iv, 1. Christ our Lord. Amen THEN was Jesus led up of the The Epistle. i Thess. iv. 1.

espirit, into the wilderness, to We beseechuyorbutthren, and be tempted of the he had fasted forty days and forty that as ye have received of us how nights, he was afterwarıl an hung-yeought to walk, and to please Gol, ereil. And when the tempter came so ye would abound more and more. to him, he said, If thou be the Son For yc know what commanılments of Gol, command that these stones we gave you by the Lord Jesus. be made bread. But he answered For this is the will of God, even and said, It is written, Man shall your sanctification, that not live by bread alone, but by abstain from fornication; that eve. every words that proceedeth out of ry one of you should know how to the mouth of Goxl. Then the devil possess his vessel in sanctification taketh him up into the holy city, and honour; not in the lust of con. and setteth him on a pinnacle of cupiscence, even as the Gentiles the temple, and saith unto him, If which know not God: that no inan thou be the Son of God, cast thy- go beyond and defraud his brother self down; for it is written, He in any matter; because that the shall give his angelscharge concern- Lord is the avenger of all such, as ing thee; and in their hands they we also have forewarned you and shall bear thee up, lest at any time testified. For God hath not called thou dash thy foot agninst a stone. us unto incleanness, but unto holiJesus said unto him, It is written ness. Ile therefore that despiseth, again, Thou shalt not tempt the despiseth not man, but Gol, who Lord thy God. Again the devil hath also given unto us his Holy esketh him up into an exceeding Spirit.

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THE THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT. The Gospel St. Matt. xv. 21. monger, nor unclean person, nor

, : , ed into the coasts of Tyre and hath any inheritance in the kingSidon. And behold, a woman of dom of Christ, and of God. Let no Canaan came out of the same coasts, man deceive you with vain words: and cried unto him, saying, Have for because of these things cometh mercy on me, O Lord, thou Sun of the wrath of God upon the children David: my daughter is grievously of disobedience. Be not ye there. vexed with a devil. But he answer-fore partakers with them; for ye ed her not a word. And luis disci- were sometimes darkness, but now ples came and besought him, saying, are ye light in the Lord: walk as Send her away ; for she crieth after children of light; (For the fruit of us. But he answered and said, I the spirit is in all goodness, and am not sent but unto the lost sheep righteousness, and truth) proving of the house of Israel. Then came what is acceptable unto the Lord. she and worshipped him, saying, And have no fellowship with the Lord, help me. But he answered, unfruitful works of darkness, but and sail, It is not meet to take the rather reprove them. For it is a chillien's bread, and to cast it to shame even to speak of those things dogs. And she said, Truth, Lord; which are done of them in secret. get the dogs eat of the crumbs which But all things that are reprovel, are fall from their master's table. Then made manifest by the light ; for Jesus answered and said unto her, whatsoever doth make manifest is O woman, great is thy faith: be it light. Wherefore he saith, Awake, unto thee even as thou wilt. And thou that sleepest, and arise from her (laughter was made whole from the dead, and Christ shall give thea that very hour.

light.

The Gospel. St. Luke xl 14 The third Sunday in Lent.

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JESUS was casting out a devii, The Collect.

and it was dumb. And it came TE beseech thee, Almighty to pass, when the devil was gone

Gol, look upon the hearty out, the dumb spake ; and the peodesires of thy humble servants, and ple wondered. But some of them stretch forth the right hand of thy said, He casteth out devils through Majesty, to be our defence agninst Beelzebub, the chief of the devils. all our enemies, through Jesus And others, tempting him, sought Christ our Lord. Amen.

of him a sign from heaven. But he The Epistle. Ephes. v. 1. knowing their thoughts, said unto

as dear children; and walk in against itself, is brought to desola. love, as Christ also hath loved us, tion; and a house divided against a and hath given himself for us, an house, falleth. If Satan also beilie offering and a sacrifice to Gol, for vided against himself, how shall his a siect-şmelling savour. But for- kingdom stand ? because ye say nication and all unoleanness, or co- that I cast out devils through Beel. vetousness, let it not be once named zebub. And if I by Beelzebub cast amongst you, as becometh saints ; out devils, by whom do your sons neither filthiness, nor foolish talk-cast them out ? therefore shall they ing, nor jesting, which are not con- be your judges. But if I with the venient; but rather giving ofthanks. finger of God cast out devils, no For this ye know, that no whore-doubt the kingdom of Goal is conne

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upon yon. When a strong man Sirai, which gendereth to Londage, arned keepeth his palace, his guols which is Agar. For this Agar is are in peace; but when a stronger Mount Sinai in Arabia, and answere than he shall come upon him and eth to Jerusalem which now is, and overcome him, he taketh from him is in bondage with her children. But all his armour wherein he trusted, Jerusalemn which is above, is free; and divideth his spoils. He that is which is the mother of us all. For not with me, is against me; and he it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that gathereth not with me, soatter-that bearest not; break forth and eth. When the unclean spirit is cry, thou that travailest not; for gone out of a man, he walketh the desolate hath many more chil. through dry places, seeking rest; dren than she which hath an husand finding none, he saith, I will band. Now we, brethren, as Isaac return unto my house whence I was, are the children of promise. came out. And when he cometh, But as then, he that was born after he findeth it swept and garnished the flesh persecuted him that was 'Then goeth he, and taketh to him born after the spirit; even sn it is seven other spirits more wicked than now. Nevertheless, what saith the himself, and they enter in, and dwell Scriptured Cast out the bond-wan there ; and the last state of that man and her son ; for the son of the man is worse than the first. And bond-woman shall not be heir with it came to pass, as he spake these the son of the free-woman. So theng. things, a certain woman of the com- brethren, weare not children of the pany lift up her voice, and said unto bond-woman, but of the free. him, Blessed is the womb that bare The Gospel. St. John vi. 1. them, and the paps which thou hast JESUS went over the sea of Gali. sucked blessed are they that hear the word And a great multitude followed him, of God, and keep it.

because they saw his miracles which

he did on them that were diseased. The fourth Sunday in Lent. And Jesus went up into a mountain, The Collect.

and there he sat with his disciples.

/ mighty God, that we, who for Jews, was nigh. When Jesus then our evil deeds do worthily deserve list up his eyes, and saw a great to be punished, by the comfort of company come unto him, he saith thy grace may mercifully be reliev- unto Philip, Whence shall we buy ed, through our Lord and Saviour bread that these may eat ? (And Jesus Christ. Amen.

this he said to prove him; for he The Epistle. Gal. iv. 21. himself knew what he would do.) TELL me ye that desire to be Philip answered him, Two hundred

under the law, do ye not hear penny-worth of bread is not suffithe law ? For it is written, that cient for them, that every one of Abraham bad two sons, the one by them may take a little. One oil.is a bond-maid, the other by a free- disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's

But he who was of the brother, saith unto him, There is a bond-woman was born after the lad here which hath five barley fesh; but he of the free-woman loaves, and two small fishes ; but was by promise. Which things are what are they among so many? And An allegory: for these are the two Jesus said, Make the men sit down. covenants; the one from Mount Now there was much grass in the

woman.

place. So the men sat down, in new Testament, that by means of number about five thousand. And death, for the redemption of the Jesus took the loaves, and when he transgressions that were under the had given thanks, he distributed to first Testament, they which are the disciples, and the disciples to called might receive the promise of them that were set down, and like- eternal inheritance. wise of the tishes as much as they The Gospel St. John vii. 46. would. When they were filled, he

, con the fragments that remain, that no- vinceth me of sin ? And if I

say thing be lost. Therefore they gath- the truth, why do ye nci believe erer them together,and filled twelve me! He that is of Gol, heareth baskets with the fragments of the God's words; ye therefore hear five barley loaves, which remained them not,because ve are not of God. over and above unto them that had Then answered the Jews, and said euten. Then those men,when they unto him, Say we not well, that thou had seen the iniracle that Jesus did, art a Samaritan, and hast a devil ? said, This is of a truth that prophet Jesus answered, I have not a devil : that should conie into the world. but I honour my Father, and ye clo

dishonour me. And I seek not mine

own glory : there is one that seek. The fifth Sunday in Lent. eth and judgeth. Verily, verily, I Thc Coilect.

say unto you, If a man keep niy

saying, he shall never see deathi. mercifully to look upon thy people; that by thy great goodness Abraham is dead,

and the prophels;

we know that thou hast a devil : they may be governed and preserved evermore, both in body and soul, and thou sayest, If a man keep in through Jesus Christ our Lord. saying, he shall never taste of death. Amen.

Art thou greater than our father

Abrahain, which is dead? and the The I'pistle. Heb. ix. 11.

prophets are dead : whom makest YHRIST being come an high ihou thy self? Jesus answered, If

pripet of good things to come, I honour myself, my honour is now by a grouter and more perfect ta- thing; it is my Father that honour. bernache, not made with hands; that eth me, of whom ye say, that he is is to say, not of this building; nei- your God: yet ye have not known ther by the blood of goats and calves; him ; but I know him : and if I bat by his own blood he entered in should say I know him not, I shall. Once into the holy place, laving ob- be: a liar like unto you ; but I know tained eternal redemption for us. him, and keep his saying. Your faFor if the blood of bulls and of goats, ther Abraham rejoiced to see my and the ashes of an heifer sprink- day, and he saw it, and was glad. ling the unclean, sanctifieth to the Then said the Jews unto him, Thou purifying of the flesh; how much art not yet fifty years old, and hast more shall the blool of Christ, who, thou seen Abraham? Jesus said through the eternal Spirit, offered unto them, Verily, verily, I say himself without spot to God, purge unto you, before Abraham was,

1 your conscience from dead works am. Then took they up stones to to serve the living God? And for cast at him; but Jesus hid himself, this cause he is the Mediator of the and went out of the temple.

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The Sunday next before Easter. What is that to us? see thou to The Collect.

that. And he cast down the pieces AL

LMIGHTY and everlasting of silver in the temple, and depart.

God, who, of thy tender love ed, and went and hanged himself. towards mankind, hast sent thy Son And the chief priests took the sil. our Saviour Jesus Christ, to take ver pieces, and said, It is not law. upon him our flesh, and to suffer ful for to put them into the treasury, death upon the cross, that all man-because it is the price of bloot. kind should follow the example of And they took counsel, and bought his great humility; mercifully grant with them the potters field to bury that we may both follow the ex- strangers in. Wherefore that field ample of his patience, and also be was called, The field of blood, unto male partakers of his resurrection, this day. (Then was fulfilled that through the same Jesus Christ our which was spoken by Jeremy the Lord. Amen.

prophet, saying, And they took the The Epistle. Phil. ii. 5. thirty pieces of silver, the price of L ET this mind be in you, which lim that was valued, whom they

was also in Christ Jesus: who of the children of Israel olid value, being in the form of God, thought and gave them for the potters field, it not robbery to be equal with Gol; as the Lord appointed me.) And but made hirmself of no reputation, Jesus stood before the governor ; and tock upon him the form of a and the governor askell him, sayservant, and was made in the like-ing, Art thou the kmg of the Jews? ness of men: and being found in And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayfashion as a man, he humbled him- est. And when he was aceused of self, and became obedient unto death, the chief priests and elders, he an. even the death of the cross. Whert- swered nothing. Then saith Pilate fore God also hath highly exalted unto him, Hearest thou not how him, and given hin a name which many thitigs they witness against is above every name; that at the thee? And he answered him to name of Jesus every knee should never a word, inson uch that the bow, of things in heaven, and things governor marvelled greatly. Now in earth, and things under the earth; at that feast the governor was wont and that every tongue should con- to release unto the people a prisonfess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the er, whom they would. And they glory of God the Father.

had then a notable prisoner, called The Gospel. St. Matt. xxvii. 1. Barabbas. Therefore, when they

all the chief priests and elders unto them, Whom will ye that I of the people took counsel against release unto you? Barabbas, or Je. Jesustoput him to death. And when sus, which is called Christ? For he they had bound him, they led him knew that for envy they had delive Away, and delivered him to Pontius ered him. When he was set down Pilate the governor.

Then Judas, on the judgment-seat, his wife sent who had betrayed him, when he unto him, saying, Have thou noth. saw that he was condemned, repenting to do with that just man; for ed himself, and brought again the I have suffered many things this thirty pieces of silver to the chief day in a dream because of him. priests and elders, saying, I have But the chief priests and elders sinned, in that I have betrayed the persuaded the multitude that they innocent blood. And they said, Ishould ask Barabbas, and destroy

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