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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.

The ColleEl.

for our fins, and to rise again for our justification ; Granţ us fo to put away the leaven of malice and wicked

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ness, that we may alway serve thee in pureness of living and
truth, through the merits of the same thy Son Jesus Chrilt
our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. i Sc John v. 4.
THatsoever is born of God overcometh the world, and

this is the victory that overcometh the world, even
our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that
believeth that Jesus is the Son of God ?: This is he that
came by water and blood, even Jesus Chrift; not by water
only, but by water and blood : and it is the Spirit that
beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth. For there are
three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word,
and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. And there
are three that bear witness in Earth, the spirit, and the
water, and the blood : and these three agree in one.
receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater :
for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his
Son. He that believeth on the Son of God, hath the wit- -
ness in himself: he that believeth not God, hath made him
a liar, because he believeth not the record that God gave
of his Son. And this is the record, that God hath given
to us eternal life: and this life is in his Son. He that hath
the Son, hach life ; and lie thac hath not the Son, hath not

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The Gospel. St John xx. 19.
HE same day at evening, being the first day of the

were assembled, for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood
in the midst, and faith unto them, Peace be unto you. And
when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and

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On ibe COLLECT for the firf Sunday after Eafler,
O almighty God, who didit deliver thy only Son to die for our offences,
and to be raised again for our justification, (Rom. iv. 25.) grant that we
may potaway the leaven of malice and wickedness, and may persevere,
in fervingthee with fincerity and truth; and this we beseech thee to grant
for the merits of our blessed Saviour Jesus Chrift. Amen,

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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.

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The second Sunday after Easter.

The Colleet;
Lmighey God, who has given thine only Son to be

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.
WHIS is thank-worthy, if a man for conscience toward

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.

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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.

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The Third Sunday after Easter.

The Collet.
Lmighty God, who shewest to them that be in error the

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.
EARLY beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pil

. 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

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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.

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