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the herd of swine. And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine, and behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters. And they that kept them Aed, and went their ways into the city, and cold every thing ; and what was befallen to the poffeffed of the devils. And behold, the whole city came out to meet Jefus ; and when they faw him, they belought him that he would depart out of their coasts.

The fifth Sunday after the Epiphany.

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Lord, we beseech thee to keep thy church and houf.

hold continually in thy true religion ; that they who do lean only upon the hope of thy heavenly grace, may evermore be defended by thy mighty power, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epiftle. Col. iii. 12. UT ori therefore (as the elect of God, holy and bemind, meekness, long-suffering; forbearing one another, and forgiving one anothier, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, fo also do ye. And above all these things, put on charity, which is the bond of perfectnefs. And let the peace of God rule in your to the which also ye are called in one body ; and be ye thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in

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PA RA P H R AS E. On the COLLECT for the ffrb Sunday after the Epiphany. O Lord, we beseech thee continually to watch over and protect thy holy church, which is the houshold of God, (Epb. xi. 14.) in the profertion of the true faith, and that we, who do not rely upon our own Strength and abilities, may be fhielded by the mighty power of thy grace which is abundantly fufficient to enable us to withstand all temptations ; and chis we pray for the fake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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all wisdom ; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms, and hymns, and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jelus, giving thanks to God and the Facher by him.

The GospelSt Matth, xiii. 24. THE kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which

sowed good seed in his field : But while men llept, his enemy came and fowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was iprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the cares allo. So the servants of the housholder came and said unto hirn, Sır, didst not thou fow good feed in thy field ? froin whence then hath ic cares? He laid unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gacher them up ? But he laid, Nay; lelt while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Ler both grow together until the harvest, and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn chem: but gather the wheat into

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The fixth Sunday after the Epiphany.

The Colleft.
God, whose blessed Son was manifested, that he

might destroy the works of the devil, and make us the sons of God, and heirs of eternal life; Grant us, we beseech chee, that having this hope, we may purify our

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for the fixth Sunday after the Epipbans, O God, whose only begotten Son quitted his blessed immortality, and was manifefted for this purpose, that he might destroy the works of the devil ( John iji. 8.) and that he might make us sons of God, (Gal. iv. 6.) and heirs of falvation, (Heb. i. 14.) grant us therefore, we pray chee, thy heavenly grace, to purify ourselves-even as he is pure, (John üi3.) chat when he shall appear as his second coming in the clouds of

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selves, even as he is pure ; that when he shall appear again with power and great glory, we may be made like unto him in his eternal and glorious kingdom, where with thee, O Father, and thee, O Holy Ghost, he liveth and reigneth ever, one God, world without end. Amen.

The Epistle. 1 St John iii. 1.
Ehold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed

upon us, that we should be called the fons of God : therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet af pear what we shall be: but we know that when he shall appear, we shall be like him ; for we shall see him as he is. . And every inan that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. Whosoever committech fin, tranfgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. And ye know that he was manifested to take away our fins; and in him is no sin: Whosoever abideth in him, finneth not : whosoever finneth, hath not seen him, neither known him, Little children, let no man deceive you : he that doeth righteousness, is righteous even as he is righteous. He that committerh sin, is of the devil : for the devil finneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifefted, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

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The Gospel St Matt. xxiv. 23.
WHEN if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ,

or there: believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders ; infomuch that (if it were posible) they shall deceive the very clect. Behold, I have told you before.

PA RA PHRASE. heaven with power and great glory, (Matt. xxiv. 30.) that our vile bodies may be fashioned like his glorious body, Ph. iii. 21. and that we may inherit his everlasting kingdom, where with thee, O Father, and with thee, O Holy Ghost, he liveth and reigneth, one God in trinity of persons to all eternity. Amep,

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Wherefore, if they shall fay unto you, Behold, he is in the desart, go not forth : behold, he is in the secret chambers, believe it not. For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west : so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For whereswever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together. Immediately after the tribulation of those days, shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven : and the powers of the heavens shall be Thaken. And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

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The Sunday called Septuagefima, or the third Sunday before Lent.

The Colleet.
Lord, we beseech thee favourably to hear the prayers.

of thy people ; that we, who are juftly punished for our offences, may be mercifully delivered by thy goodness, for the glory of thy Name, through Jesus Christ our Saviour; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen. The Epiftle.

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On the COLLECT for Septuagefima Sunday. O Lord, we intreat thee of thy loving kindness and mercy, to hear the prayers of thy people, who are now gathered together for thy worship, that we, upon whom thou doft juftly in Rict punishments for our numerous transzceflions of the law, may, by thy mercy, be delivered from them when thy goodness fall think it fitting and profitable for ws; and this se deg for the sake of our blefled Saviour Jesus Christ, 6. Amen.

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rate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown, but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; fo fight I, not as one that beateth the air : but I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection ; leit that by any means when I have preached to others, I myielf should be a cast-away.

The Gospel. St Matt. xx. I. \HE Kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an

housholder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard. And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard. And he went out about the third hour, and law others standing idle in the market-place, and said unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way. Again he went out about the sixth and ninch hour, and did likewise. And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others ftanding idle, and faith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle? They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us.

He faith unto them, Go ye also into the vine. yard, and whatsoever is right that shall ye receive. So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard faith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first. And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny. But when the first came, they supposed that they shoulú have received more ; and they likewile received every man a penny. And when they had received it, they murmured against the good-man of the house, saying, Theie Jast have wrought but one hour, and thou haft' made them Equal unto us which have borne che burden and beat of the day. But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong : didît not thou agree with me for a penny ? Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee. Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil because I am good ? So the last shall be first, and the first laft: for many bę called, but few cholen.

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