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And this is the record, that God | also daily endeavour ourselves to hath given to us eternal life; | follow the blessed steps of his and this life is in his Son. He most holy life; through the same that hath the Son hath life; and Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. he that hath not the Son hath The Epistle. 1 St. Pet. ii. 19. not life.
THIS is thank-worthy, if a The Gospel. St. John xx. 19. 1 man for conscience THE same day at evening, God endure grief, suffering
1 being the first day of the wrongfully. For what glory is week, when the doors were shut, it, if, when ye be buffeted for where the disciples were assem- your faults, ye shall take it pabled for fear of the Jews, came tiently? But if, when ye do well, Jesus and stood in the midst, and suffer for it, ye take it paand saith unto them, Peace be tiently; this is acceptable with unto you. And when he had so God. For even hereunto were said, he shewed unto them his ye called : because Christ also hands and his side. Then were suffered for us, leaving us an exthe disciples glad when they saw ample, that ye should follow his the Lord. Then said Jesus to steps : who did no sin, neither them again, Peace be unto you: was guile found in his mouth : As my Father hath sent me, who, when he was reviled, reeven so send I you. And when viled not again; when he sufferhe had said this, he breathed on ed, he threatened not; but comthem, and saith unto them, Re- mitted himself to him that judgceive ye the holy Ghost. Whose- eth righteously: who his own soever sins ye remit, they are re self bare our sins in his own mitted unto them; and whose body on the tree, that we, being soever sins ye retain, they are dead to sins, should live unto retained.
righteousness : by whose stripes
ye were healed. For ye were as The second Sunday after Easter.
sheep going astray ; but are now
returned unto the Shepherd and A LMIGHTY God, who hast | Bishop of your souls. A given thine only Son to be The Gospel. St. John x. 11. unto us both a sacrifice for sin, | TESUS said, I am the good and also an ensample of godly shepherd : the good shepherd life; Give us grace that we may giveth his life for the sheep. But always most thankfully receive he that is an hireling, and not that his inestimable benefit, and the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf mong the Gentiles ; that, wherecoming, and leaveth the sheep, as they speak against you as evil and fleeth ; and the wolf catcheth doers, they may, by your good them, and scattereth the sheep. works which they shall behold, The hireling fleeth, because he glorify God in the day of visitais an hireling, and careth not for tion. Submit yourselves to every the sheep. I am the good shep- ordinance of man for the Lord's herd, and know my sheep, and sake; whether it be to the King, am known of mine. As the Fa- as supreme; or unto governours, ther knoweth me, even so know as unto them that are sent by I the Father : and I lay down him, for the punishment of evil my life for the sheep. And doers, and for the praise of them other sheep I have, which are that do well. For so is the will not of this fold; them also I of God, that with well-doing ye must bring, and they shall hear may put to silence the ignorance my voice; and there shall be of foolish men: as free, and not one fold, and one shepherd. using your liberty for a cloke of
maliciousness; but as the serThe third Sunday after Easter.
vants of God. Honour all men. The Collect.
Love the brotherhood. Fear ALMIGHTY God, who God. Honour the King. A shewest to them that be in The Gospel. St. John xvi. 16. error the light of thy truth, to JESUS said to his disciples, A the intent that they may return little while and ye shall not into the way of righteousness; see me; and again, a little while Grant unto all them that are and ye shall see me; because I admitted into the fellowship of go to the Father. Then said Christ's Religion, that they may some of his disciples among themeschew those things that are con- selves, What is this that he saith trary to their profession, and fol- unto us, A little while and ye low all such things as are agree- shall not see me; and again, a able to the same; through our little while and ye shall see Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. me; and, Because I go to the
The Epistle. 1 St. Pet. ii. 11. Father? They said therefore, N EARLY beloved, I beseech | What is this that he saith, A
you as strangers and pil- little while ? we cannot tell what grims, abstain from fleshly lusts, he saith. Now Jesus knew that which war against the soul ; hav- they were desirous to ask him, ing your conversation honest a- and said unto them, Do ye enquire among yourselves of that and cometh down from the FaI said, A little while and ye ther of lights, with whom is no shall not see me; and again, a variableness, neither shadow of little while and ye shall see me? turning. Of his own will begat Verily, verily I say unto you, he us with the Word of truth, That ye shall weep and lament, that we should be a kind of firstbut the world shall rejoice: and fruits of his creatures. Whereye shall be sorrowful, but your fore, my beloved brethren, let sorrow shall be turned into joy. every man be swift to hear, slow A woman, when she is in tra- to speak, slow to wrath ; for the vail, hath sorrow, because her wrath of man worketh not the hour is come: but as soon as she righteousness of God. Whereis delivered of the child, she re- fore lay apart all filthiness and membereth no more the anguish, superfluity of naughtiness, and for joy that a man is born into receive with meekness the enthe world. And ye now there- grafted Word, which is able to fore have sorrow : but I will see save your souls. you again, and your heart shall The Gospel. St. John xvi. 5. rejoice, and your joy no man JESUS said unto his disciples, taketh from you.
U Now I go my way to him
that sent me, and none of you The fourth Sunday after Easter.
asketh me, Whither goest thou ? The Collect.
But, because I have said these Almighty God, who alone things unto you, sorrow hath fill
canst order the unruly wills ed your heart. Nevertheless, I and affections of sinful men; tell you the truth ; it is expediGrant unto thy people, that they ent for you that I go away : for may love the thing which thou if I go not away, the Comforter commandest, and desire that will not come unto you; but if which thou dost promise; that I depart, I will send him unto so, among the sundry and mani- you. And when he is come, he fold changes of the world, our will reprove the world of sin, and hearts may surely there be fixed, of righteousness, and of judgewhere true joys are to be found; ment: of sin, because they bethrough Jesus Christ our Lord. lieve not on me; of righteousAmen.
ness, because I go to my FaThe Epistle. St. James i. 17. ther, and ye see me no more; of TVERY good gift, and every judgement, because the prince of
perfect gift is from above, this world is judged. I have yet
many things to say unto you, not a forgetful hearer, but a doer but ye cannot bear them now. of the work, this man shall be Howbeit, when he, the Spirit of blessed in his deed. If any man truth, is come, he will guide you among you seem to be religious, into all truth: for he shall not and bridleth not his tongue, but speak of himself; but whatsoever deceiveth his own heart, this he shall hear, that shall he speak: man's religion is vain. Pure reliand he will shew you things to gion, and undefiled before God come. He shall glorify me : for and the Father, is this, To visit he shall receive of mine, and the fatherless and widows in shall shew it unto you. All their affliction, and to keep himthings that the Father hath are self unspotted from the world. mine: therefore said I, that he | The Gospel. St. John xvi. 23. shall take of mine, and shall VERILY, verily I say unto shew it unto you.
you, Whatsoever ye shall
| ask the Father in my Name, he The fifth Sunday after Easter. I will give it you. Hitherto have The Collect.
ye asked nothing in my Name : Lord, from whom all good | ask, and ye shall receive, that
things do come; Grant to your joy may be full. These us thy humble servants, that by things have I spoken unto you thy holy inspiration we may think in proverbs: the time cometh those things that be good, and when I shall no more speak unto by thy merciful guiding may you in proverbs, but I shall shew perform the same; through our you plainly of the Father. At Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. that day ye shall ask in my
The Epistle. St. James i. 22. Name : and I say not unto you, PE ye doers of the Word, and that I will pray the Father for
D not hearers only, deceiving you; for the Father himself lovyour own selves. For if any be eth you, because ye have loved a hearer of the Word, and not a me, and have believed that I doer, he is like unto a man be- came out from God. I came holding his natural face in a forth from the Father, and am glass. For he beholdeth himself, come into the world : again, I and goeth his way, and straight- leave the world, and go to the way forgetteth what manner of Father. His disciples said unto man he was. But whoso looketh him, Lo, now speakest thou plaininto the perfect law of liberty, ly, and speakest no proverb. and continueth therein, he being Now are we sure that thou
knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth from God. Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe P Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me. These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I
have overcome the world.
The Collect. RANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that like as we do believe thy only-begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ to have ascended into the heavens; so we may also in heart and mind thither ascend, and with him continually dwell, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen. For the Epistle. Acts i. 1. HE former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the
Apostles whom he had chosen:
to whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion, by many infallible proofs; being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the Kingdom of God: and, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. For John truly baptized with water, but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel P. And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. But ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you; and ye shall be witnesses unto me, both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up, and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven, as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into hea