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Glory be to the Father, and / sake the wrath of God cometh to the Son : and to the Holy on the children of disobedience. Ghost;
In the which ye also walked As it was in the beginning, is | some time, when ye lived in now, and ever shall be : world them. without end. Amen.
The Gospel. St. John xx. 1.
THE first day of the week ALMIGHTY God, who | 1 cometh Mary Magdalene A through thine only-begotten early, when it was yet dark, unSon Jesus Christ hast overcome to the sepulchre, and seeth the death, and opened unto us the stone taken away from the segate of everlasting life; We hum- | pulchre. Then she runneth and bly beseech thee, that, as by thy cometh to Simon Peter, and to special grace preventing us thou the other disciple whom Jesus dost put into our minds good loved, and saith unto them, They desires, so by thy continual help have taken away the Lord out we may bring the same to good of the sepulchre, and we know effect; through Jesus Christ our not where they have laid him. Lord, who liveth and reigneth Peter therefore went forth, and with thee and the Holy Ghost, that other disciple, and camé ever one God, world without to the sepulchre. So they ran end. Amen.
both together; and the other disThe Epistle. Col. iii. 1. ciple did outrun Peter, and came TF ye then be risen with Christ, first to the sepulchre; and he, I seek those things which are stooping down and looking in, above, where Christ sitteth on saw the linen clothes lying; yet the right hand of God. Set your went he not in. Then comaffection on things above, not on eth Simon Peter following him, things on the earth : For ye are and went into the sepulchre, and dead, and your life is hid with seeth the linen clothes lie; and Christ in God. When Christ, the napkin that was about his who is our life, shall appear, then head, not lying with the linen shall ye also appear with him in clothes, but wrapped together in glory. Mortify therefore your a place by itself. Then went in members which are upon the also that other disciple which earth; fornication, uncleanness, came first to the sepulchre, and inordinate affection, evil concu- he saw, and believed. For as piscence, and covetousness, which yet they knew not the Scripture, is idolatry: For which things' | that he must rise again from the
dead. Then the disciples went were oppressed of the devil: for away again unto their own home. God was with him. And we are
witnesses of all things which he Monday in Easter-week.
did, both in the land of the Jews, The Collect.
and in Jerusalem; whom they A LMIGHTY God, who | slew, and hanged on a tree : A through thy only-begotten Him God raised up the third Son Jesus Christ hast overcome day, and shewed him openly; death, and opened unto us the not to all the people, but unto gate of everlasting life; We hum- | witnesses chosen before of God, bly beseech thee, that, as by thy even to us, who did eat and special grace preventing us thou drink with him after he rose dost put into our minds good from the dead. And he comdesires, so by thy continual help manded us to preach unto the we may bring the same to good people, and to testify that it is effect; through Jesus Christ our he who was ordained of God to Lord, who liveth and reigneth be the Judge of quick and dead. with thee and the Holy Ghost, To him give all the prophets ever one God, world without witness, that through his Name end. Amen.
whosoever believeth in him shall For the Epistle. Acts x. 34. receive remission of sins. DETER opened his mouth, The Gospel. St. Luke xxiv. 13.
1 and said, Of a truth I per-| REHOLD, two of his discinoive that God is no respecter | D ples went that same day to of persons; but in every nation a village called Emmaus, which he that feareth him, and worketh was from Jerusalem about threerighteousness, is accepted with score furlongs. And they talkhim. The word which God ed together of all these things sent unto the children of Israel, which had happened. And it preaching peace by Jesus Christ; came to pass, that while they (he is Lord of all ;) that word (I | communed together, and reasonsay) ye know, which was pub- ed, Jesus himself drew near, and lished throughout all Judæa, and went with them. But their eyes began from Galilee, after the were holden, that they should baptism which John preached : not know him. And he said unhow God anointed Jesus of Na- | to them, What manner of comzareth with the Holy Ghost, and munications are these that ye with power; who went about have one to another, as ye walk, doing good, and healing all that and are sad? And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, tures the things concerning himanswering, said unto him, Art self. And they drew nigh unto thou only a stranger in Jerusa- the village whither they went ; lem, and hast not known the and he made as though he would things which are come to pass have gone further : but they conthere in these days ? And he strained him, saying, Abide with said unto them, What things ? | us, for it is towards evening, and And they said unto him, Con- the day is far spent. And he cerning Jesus of Nazareth, who went in to tarry with them. And was a prophet mighty in deed it came to pass, as he sat at meat and word, before God and all with them, he took bread, and the people: and how the chief blessed it, and brake, and gave priests and our rulers delivered to them. And their eyes were him to be condemned to death, opened, and they knew him, and and have crucified him. But we he vanished out of their sight. trusted that it had been he which And they said one to another, should have redeemed Israel : Did not our heart burn within and besides all this, to-day is the us, while he talked with us by third day since these things were the way, and while he opened to done. Yea, and certain women us the Scriptures? And they rose also of our company made us as- up the same hour, and returned tonished, which were early at the to Jerusalem, and found the elesepulchre; and when they found ven gathered together, and them not his body, they came, saying, that were with them, saying, The that they had also seen a vision Lord is risen indeed, and hath of angels, which said that he appeared to Simon. And they was alive. And certain of them told what things were done in which were with us went to the the way, and how he was known sepulchre, and found it even so of them in breaking of bread. as the women had said ; but him they saw not. Then he said un
Tuesday in Easter-week. to them, O fools, and slow of
The Collect. heart to believe all that the pro ALMIGHTY God, who phets have spoken: ought not A through thy only-begotten Christ to have suffered these Son Jesus Christ hast overcome things, and to enter into his glo- death, and opened unto us the ry? And beginning at Moses, gate of everlasting life; We humand all the prophets, he expound- bly beseech thee, that, as by thy ed unto them in all the Scrip- special grace preventing us thou
dost put into our minds good desires, so by thy continual help we may bring the same to effect; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen. For the Epistle. Acts xiii. 26. EN and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth God, to you is the word of this salvation sent. For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath-day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him. And though they found no cause of death in him, yet desired they Pilate that he should be slain. And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree, and laid him in a sepulchre. But God raised him from the dead: and he was seen many days of them which came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses unto the ple. And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made unto the fathers, God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the
second Psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee. And as concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, he said on this wise, I will give you the sure mercies of David. Wherefore he saith also in another Psalm, Thou shalt not suf. fer thine Holy One to see corruption. For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption: But he whom God raised again saw no corruption. Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: and by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses. Beware therefore, lest that come upon you which is spoken of in the prophets; Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I work a work in your days, a work which ye 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 saith unto them, Peace be unto you. But they were terrified and af. frighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit. And he said 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 see; 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 honey-comb. 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 Psalms concerning me. Then opened he their understanding, 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 Easter.
The Collect. LMIGHTY Father, who - hast given thine only Son
to die for our sins, and to rise again for our justification; Grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness, that we may alway serve thee in pureness of living and truth; through the merits of the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The Epistle. 1 St. John v. 4. HATSOEVER 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 Christ; 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. If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is eater: for this is the witness of God, which he hath testified of his Son. He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar, because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.