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therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of fins : And by him all. that believe are justified from all things from which ye could not be justified by the law of Mofes. Beware therefore, leit that come upon you which is spoken of in the prophets ; Behold, ye despilers, and wonder and perilh : for I work a work in your days, a work which you shall in no wise believe, though a man declare it unto you,
The Gospel. St Luke xxiv. 36. ESUS himself stood in the midst of them, and faich unto
them, Peace be unto you. But they were cerrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit. And he faid unto them, Why are ye troubled, and why do thoughts arise in your hearts ? Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and fee ; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet. And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat? And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb. And he took it, and did eat before them. And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the law of Moses, and in the Prophets, and in the Palms concerning me. Then opened he cheir under, standing, that they might understand the Scriptures; and said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ' to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day : and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his Name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem, And ye are witnesses of these things.
The first Sunday after Eastes.
for our fins, and to rise again for our justification ; Granţ us fo to put away the leaven of malice and wicked
ness, that we may alway serve thee in pureness of living and
The Epistle. i Sc John v. 4.
this is the victory that overcometh the world, even
The Gospel. St John xx. 19.
were assembled, for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood
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On ibe COLLECT for the firf Sunday after Eafler,
his fide. Then were the disciples glad when they faw the Lord. Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: As my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and faith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost. Whose foever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose foever fins ye retain, they are retained.
The second Sunday after Easter.
unto us both a sacrifice for fin, and alto an ensample of godly life; Give us grace that we may always most thankfully receive that his inestimable benefit, and also daily endeavour ourselves to follow the blessed steps of his most holy life, through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epiftle. i St Pet. ii. 19.
God endure grief, suffering wrongfully. For what glory is it if when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye thall cake ic 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 : becaule Christ also suffered for us. leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps : Who
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On the COLLECT for the second Sunday after Eafter. O almighty God, who out of thy great mercy, did send thy only Son into the world, to make attonement and satisfaction for fin, by bearing our fins in his body on the tree, (1 Pet. ii. 24.) and by suffering for us, (ver 21.) as also to leave us an example that we might follow his steps in meekness and patience, (ver. 23.) we beseech thee to afford us thy grace, that our minds may always retain the profoundest sense of so extraordinary a favour as the Son of God dying for our sins ; and that we may likewise, with the utmost diligence, endeavour to copy his example, and imitate that life of unblemithed holiness and purity, which he has fet before us; and this we beg for the sake of our blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Chrift. Amen.
did no fin, neither was guile found in his mouth : Who when he was reviled, reviled not again ; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we being dead to fin, should live unto righteousness; by whose stripes ye were healed. For ye were as sheep going astray ; but are now returned unto che Shepherd and Bishop of your
fouls. The Gospel. St John X. 11. ESUS said, I am the good shepherd : the good shepherd
giveth his life for the Theep. But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth; and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. As the Father knoweth me, even fo know I the Father : and I lay down my life for the sheep. And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
The Third Sunday after Easter.
light of thy truth, to the intent that they may return into the way of righteousness ; Grant unto all them that are admitted into the fellowship of Christ's Religion, that they may eschew those things that are contrary to their profeflion, and follow all such things as are agreeable to che fame, through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
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On the COLLECT for the bird Sunday after Easter. O Almighty, who did it cause the gospel to be preached, to the end that thou mightest reduce to sobriety of life and purity of doctrine, those who were plunged into Pagan ignorance and immorality, and milled by
The Epistle. 1 St Pet. ii. 11.
. grims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the foul; having your conversation honelt among the Gentiles: that whereas they speak against you as evil-doers, they may by your good works which they Mall behold, glority God in the day of visitation. Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's fake : whether it be to the king, as supreme; or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him, for the punishment of evil-doers, and for the praise of them that do well. For so is the will of God, that with well-doing ye may put to filence the ignorance of foolish men: as free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness : but as the servants of God. Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.
The Gospel. St John xvi. 16. ESUS said to his disciples, A little while, and ye shall
not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father. Then said some of his disciples among themselves, What is this that he faith unto us, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me: and, Because I go to the Father ; They said therefore, What is this that he faith. A little while; we cannot tell what he faith. Now Jefus knew that they were desirous to ask him, and said unto them, Do ye enquire among yourselves, of that I said, A little while, and ye shall not see me; and again, a little while, and ye shall fee me: Verily, verily, I say unto you, that ye shall weep and lament, but the world fall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your forrow mall be turned into joy. A woman, when she is in travail, hath forrow, because her
PA RA P H R AS E. Jewish superstitions we beseech thee to grant that all they who are so happy as to be received members of the church of Christ, may Thun all those things which are condemned by their holy religion, all things with which their adversaries might reproach them, and that they may also prac. tise all those admirable duties which are recommended by the gospel ; and this we pray for the sake of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.