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bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little. One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, faith unto him, There is a lad here, who hath five barley-loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many ? And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. And Jesus took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down, and likewise of the fifhes, as much as they would. When they were filled, he said unto his disciples. Gather up the frag. ments that remain, that nothing be lost. Therefore they gathered them together, and filled cwelve baskets with the fragments of the five barely-loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten. Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jefus did, said, This is of a truth that Prophet that should come into the world.
If ibere be any more Sundays before Advent-Sunday, the Service of some of these Sundays ibat wore omitted after the Epiphany, fall be taken in 10 fupply Jo many as are bere wanting. And if there be fewer, the overplus may be omitted: Provided that this laff Colle&, Epifle and Gospel fall alo ways be ufed upon the Sunday next before Advent.
Saint Andrew's day.
holy apostle Sc Andrew, that he readily obeyed the calling of thy Son Jesus Christ, and followed' him without delay; Grant unto us all, that we being called by thy holy word, may forth with give up ourselves obediently to fulfil thy holy commandments, through the same Jesus Chrift our Lord.
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On the COLLECT for St Andrew's Day, O Almighty God, who didit favour St Andrew, when he was called to the Apotleship, with such powerful assistance of thy holy spirit, that he, without hesitation, followed our Saviour at his command, and became his dir. eiple, (Marr. iv, 16.) give us grace, with the same readiness to obey that
The Epistle. Rom. x 9. TF thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and
shalt believe in thine heart, that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shall be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confeffion is made unto salvation. For the scripture faith, Whosoever believeth on him, shall not be ashamed : For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek : For the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whofoever shall call upon the Name of the Lord, shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed ? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how sall they hear without a preacher ? and how shall they preach, except they be sent ? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the Gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! But they have not all obeyed the Gospel. For Efaias faith, Lord, who hath believed our report? So then, faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. But I say, Have they not heard ? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world. But I fay, Did not Israel know? First, Mofes faith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you." But Efaias is very bold, and faith, I was found of them that fouglit me not; I was made manifeft, unto them that asked not after nie. But to Ifrael he faith, All day long I have stretched forch my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.
The Gospel. Șt Matth. iv. 18.
Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea : (for they were fishers.) And he faith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
PA RA PHRASE. call of thine, which thou art pleased to make unto us, when we hear thy holy word read or preached, and that we may live according to thy holy laws, which shall therein be laid before us ; this we pray for Jesus Christ his fake. Amen.
And they straightway left their nets, and followed him. And going on from thence, he saw. other cwo brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee, their father, mending their nets; and he cal. led them. And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.
Saint Thomas the Apostle.
firmation of the faith, didit suffer thy holy Apostle Thomas to be doubtful in thy Son's resurrection ; Grant us so perfe&tly, and without all doubt, to believe in Son Jesus Christ, that our faith in thy sight may never be reproved. Hear us, O Lord, through the same Jesus Christ, to whom with thee and the Holy Ghost be all honour and glory, now, and for evermore. Amen.
Tbe Epiftle. Ephef. ii. 19.
but fellow-citizens with the saints, and of the houshold of God; and are built upon the foundation of the A postles and Prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner-stone ; in whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord, in whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
PA RA P H R AS E
On the COLLECT for St Thomas's Day. O Almighty and everlasting God, who didft suffer the holy apostle, St Thomas, to doubt for fome time of the truth of our Saviour's resurrection, so that by the recording of that circumstance in the Holy Scripture, together with the compleat satisfaction which he obtained therein, thou hast given us a more full confirmation of our faith ; grant us fuch a steady belief in thy Son our blessed Lord, and in every particular of his holy religion, that our faith may be unexceptionable in thy fight. We beleech thee, O Lord, to hear these our prayers, through the merits of the same Jesas Christ out Lord, to whom with thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory, now and for evermore. Amen.
The Gospel. St John XX, 24.
them when Jesus came. The other difciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe. And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them : Then came Jelus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. Then saich he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands ; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side, and be not faithless, but believing. And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord, and my God, Jesus faith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou haft believed; blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. But these are written that ye might believe that Jesus is the Chrift, che Son of God; and that believing, ye might have life through his Name.
The Conversion of Saint Paul,
Saint Paul, haft caused the light of the Gospel to fhine throughout the world : Grant, we beseech thee, that we having his wonderful conversion in remembrance, may shew forth our thankfulness unto thee for the same, by following the holy doctrine which he taught, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
PA RA PHRASE On the COLLECT for the Converfion of Saint Paul. O God, who, by the preaching of Saint Paul, didft make the light of the glorious gospel of Christ te shine through the world ; (Cor. iv. 4.) grant that we being mindful of his miraculous converfion, may thew our
For the Epistle. Acts ix. 1.
against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, and desired of him letters to Damascus to the Synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem. And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus : and suddenly there lined round about him a light from heaven. And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice, saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? And he said, Who art thou, Lord ? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: It is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. And he trembling and astonished, said, Lord, what wild thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do. And the men which journeyed with him, stood speechless, hearing, a voice, but seeing no man: And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man : but they led him by the hand, and brought him into Damascus. And he was three days without fight, and neither did eat nor drink. And there was a certain dilciple at Damascus named Ananias, and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord. And the Lord said unto him, Arife, and go into the street, which is call Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas, for one called Saul of Tarsus : for behold, he prayeth ; and hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias, coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his right. Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerufalem : and here he hath authority from the chief priest, to bind all that call on thy Name. But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way : for he is a chosen veliel unto me, to bear my Name before the Gentiles, and
PA RA PHRASE. gratitude to the for the great benefits received from dis labours, by ad torns to the during waich he has tiught us in his writings; which we F -ji-s the lace c: ju!us Chrif our Loid. Amen.