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W this eyes, and saw a great
Egypt; but, The Lord liveth, 1 If there be any more Sundays before Ad
vent-Sunday, the Service of some of those who brought up, and who led
Sundays that were omitted after the Epithe seed of the house of Israel phany, shall be taken in to supply so many out of the north country, and
as are here wanting. And if there be
fewer, the overplus may be omitted: Profrom all countries whither I had vided that this last Collect, Epistle, and driven them; and they shall Gospel, shall always be used upon the Sun.
day next before Advent. dwell in their own land. The Gospel. St. John vi. 5. Saint Andrew's Day. THEN
and saw a great company come unto him, he ALMIGHTY God, who didst
give such grace unto thy saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may that he readily obeyed the call
holy Apostle Saint Andrew, eat? (and this he said to prove ing of thy Son Jesus Christ, and him; for he himself knew what followed him without delay; he would do.) Philip answered him, Twohundred penny-worth grant unto us all
, that we, being of bread is not sufficient for called by thy holy word, may them, that every one of them forthwith give up ourselves obe may take a little. One of his diently to fulfil thy holy comdisciples, Andrew, Simon Pe. Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
mandments, through the same ter's brother, saith unto him, There is a lad here, who hath
The Epistle. Rom. x. 9. five barley-loaves,
and twosmall I thou shalt confess with thy so many ? And Jesus said, shalt believe in thine heart that Make the men sit down. Now God hath raised him from the there was much grass in the dead, thou shalt be saved. For place. So the men sat down, with the heart man believeth in number about five thousand. unto righteousness, and with And Jesus took the loaves, and the mouth confession is made when he had given thanks, he unto salvation. For the Scripdistributed to the disciples, and ture saith, Whosoever believeth the disciples to them that were on him shall not be ashamed. set down, and likewise of the For there is no difference befishes, as much as they would tween the Jew and the Greek: When they were filled, he said for the same Lord over all, is unto his disciples, Gather up the rich unto all that call upon him. fragments that remain, that no- For whosoever shall call upon thing be lost. Therefore they the name of the Lord, shall be gathered them together, and saved. How then shall they call filled twelve baskets with the on him in whom they have not fragments of the five barley- believed? And how shall they loaves, which remained over believe in him of whom they and above unto them that had have not heard? And how shall eaten. Then those men, when they hear without a preacher? they had seen the miracle that And how shall they preach, exjesus did, said, This is of a cept they be sent? As it is writtruth that Prophet that should ten, How beautiful are the feet "come into the world,
of them that preach the gospel
of peace, and bring glad tidings suffer thy holy Apostle Thomas of good things? But they have to be doubtful in thy Son's renot all obeyed the gospel. For surrection; grant us so perfectly, Esaias saith, Lord, who hath and without all doubt, to believe believed our report? So then, in thy Son Jesus Christ, that faith cometh by hearing, and our faith in thy sight may never hearing by the word of God. be reproved: Hear us,
O Lord, But I say, Have they not heard? through the same Jesus Christ; Yes, verily, their sound went to whom, with thee and the into all the earth, and their words Holy Ghost, be all honour and unto the ends of the world. But glory, now and for evermore. I say, Did not Israel know? Amen. First, Moses saith, I will pro The Epistle. Ephes. ii. 19. theke ayeunt people, and byna N more strangers and foreignfoolish nation I will anger you, ers, but fellow-citizens with the But Esaias is very bold, and saints, and of the household of saith, I was found of them that God; and are built upon the sought me not; I was made foundation of the Apostles and manifest unto them that asked Prophets, Jesus Christ himself not after me. But to Israel he being the chief corner-stone; in saith, All day long have I stretch whom all the building, fitly ed forth my hands unto a diso- framed together, groweth unto bedient and gainsaying people.
an holy temple in the Lord: in The Gospel. St. Matt. iv. 18. whom ye also are builded to(ESUS walking by the sea of gether for an habitation of God,
Galilee, saw two brethren, through the Spirit. Simon, called Peter, and An- The Gospel. St. John xx. 24. drew his brother, casting a net into the sea: (for they were fish: THOMAS, one of the twelve,
called Didymus, was not ers.) And he saith unto them, with them when Jesus came. Follow me, and I will make you The other disciples therefore fishers of men. And they said unto him, We have seen straightway left their nets, and the Lord. But he said unto followed him. And going on them, Except I shall see in his from thence, he saw other two hands the print of the nails, and brethren, James the son of Zebe- put my finger into the
print of dee, and John his brother, in a the nails, and thrust my hand ship with Zebedee their father, into his side, I will not believe. mending their nets; and he call. And after eight days, again his ed them. And they immediate- disciples were within, and Tholy left the ship and their father, mas with them: Then came and followed him.
Jesus, the doors being shut, and
stood in the midst, and said, Saint Thomas the Apostle.
Peace be unto you. Then said The Collect.
he to Thomas, Reach hither thy LMIGHTY and everliving finger, and behold my hands;
God, who, for the greater and reach hither thy hand, and confirmation of the faith, didst thrust it into my side; and be
not faithless, but believing. him with one accord, and cast And Thomas answered and said him out of the city, and stoned unto him, My Lord, and my him: and the witnesses laid God. Jesus saith unto him, down their clothes at a young Thomas, because thou hast seen man's feet, whose name was me, thou hast believed; blessed Saul. And they stoned Stephen, are they that have not seen, and calling upon God, and saying, yet have believed. And many Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. other signs truly did Jesus in And he kneeled down, and cried the presence of his disciples, with a loud voice, Lord, lay not which are not written in this this sin to their charge. And book. But these are written, when he had said this, he fell that ye might believe that Jesus asleep. is the Christ, the Son of God; The Gospel. St. Matt. xxiii. 34. and that believing, ye might have life through his name. BE
EHOLD, I send unto you
prophets, and wise men, Saint Stephen's Day. and scribes; and some of them The Collect.
ye shall kill and crucify; and RANT, O Lord, that in some of them shall ye scourge
all our sufferings here upon in your synagogues, and perseearth, for the testimony of thy cute them from city to city; truth, we may steadfastly.look that upon you may come all the up to heaven, and by faith be- righteous blood shed upon the hold the glory that shall be re- earth, from the blood of rightevealed; and being filled with ous Abel, unto the blood of the Holy Ghost, may learn to Zacharias, son of Barachias, love and bless our persecutors, whom ye slew between the temby the example of thy first mar- ple and the altar. Verily I say tyr Saint Stephen, who prayed unto you, All these things shall for his murderers to thee, O come upon this generation. O blessed Jesus, who standest'at Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that the right hand of God, to suc- killest the prophets, and stonest cour all those who suffer for them which are sent unto thee; thee, our only Mediator and how often would I have gather. Advocate. Amen.
ed thy children together, even Then shall follow the Collect of the Nativity, which shall be said continually until under her wings, and ye would
as a hen gathereth her chickens For the Epistle. Acts vii. 55. not ! Behold, your house is left
, steadfastly into heaven, and saw henceforth, till ye shall say, the glory of God, and Jesus Blessed is he that cometh in the standing on the right hand of name of the Lord. God; and said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the
Saint John the Evangelist's Son of man standing on the
Day. right hand of God. Then they tried out with a loud voice,
and Mseech thee to cast thy
, stopped their ears, and ran upon
STEPHEN, being full of the unto you desolate
. For I say
bright beams of light upon thy The Gospel. St. John xxi. 19. by the doctrine of thy blessed JESUS said unto Peter, Fol.
low me. Then Peter turnApostle and Evangelist St. John, ing about, seeth the disciple may so walk in the light of thy whom Jesus loved, following, truth, that it may at length at. (which also leaned on his breast tain to everlasting life, through at supper, and said, Lord, which Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. is he that betrayeth
thee?) PeThe Epistle. 1 John i. 1. ter seeing him, saith to Jesus,
beginning, which we have do? Jesus saith unto him, If I heard, which we have seen with will that he tarry till I come, our eyes, which we have looked what is that to thee? Follow upon, and our hands have hand- thou me. Then went this sayled of the word of life; (for the life ing abroad among the brethren, was manifested, and we have that that disciple should not die: seen it, and bear witness, and yet Jesus said not unto him, He show unto you that eternal life shall not die: but if I will that which was with the Father, he tarry till I come, what is that and was manifested unto us;) to thee? This is the disciple that which we have seen and which testifieth of these things, heard, declare we unto you, and wrote these things, and we that ye also may have fellow- know that his testimony is true. ship with us; and truly our fel. And there are also many other lowship is with the Father, and things which Jesus did, the with his Son Jesus Christ. which, if they should be written And these things write we unto every one, I suppose that even you, that your joy may be full. the world itself could not conThis then is the message which tain the books that should be we have heard of him, and de- written. clare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
The Innocents Day. If we say that we have fellow
The Collect. ship with him, and walk in darkness , we lie, and do not the O Almighty God, who out
of the mouths of babes truth: But if we walk in the and sucklings hast ordained light, as he is in the light, we strength, and madest infants to have fellowship, one with ano- glorify thee by their deaths: ther, and the blood of Jesus mortify and kill all vices in us, Christ his Son cleanseth us from and so strengthen us by thy all sin. If we say that we have grace, that by the innocency of no sin, we deceive ourselves, our lives, and constancy of our and the truth is not in us. If faith even unto death, we may we confess our sins, he is faith. glorify thy holy name, through ful and just to forgive us our sins, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that For the Epistle. Rev. xiv. 1. We have not sinned, we make I Looked, and lo,unt Lamb. his
and with him an hundred forty
and four thousand, having his to the time which he had diliFather's name written in their gently inquired of the wise men. foreheads. And I heard a voice Then was fulfilled that which from heaven, as the voice of was spoken by Jeremy the promany waters, and as the voice phet, saying, In Rama was there of a great thunder: and I heard a voice heard, lamentation, and the voice of harpers harping with weeping, and great mourning, their harps: and they sung as it Rachel weeping for her children, were a new song before the and would not be comforted, throne, and before the four because they are not. beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song, but The Conversion of St. Paul. the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeem
The Collect. ed from the earth. These are
God, who, through the they which were not defiled with preaching of the blessed women, for they are virgins: Apostle Saint Paul, hast caused these are they which follow the the light of the gospel to shine Lamb whithersoever he goeth: throughout the world; grant, these were redeemed from we beseech thee, that we, havamong men, being the first-fruits ing his wonderful conversion in unto God, and to the Lamb. remembrance, may show forth And in their mouth was found our thankfulness unto thee for no guile; for they are without the same, by following the holy fault before the throne of God. doctrine which he taught,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. The Gospel. St. Matt. ii. 13.
Amen. 'HE angel of the Lord appeareth toJoseph ina dream,
For the Epistle. Acts ix. 1. Arise
ND Saul young
child , Hee into Egypt, and be thou against the disciples of the Lord, there until I bring thee word; went unto the High Priest, and for Herod will seek the young desired of him letters to Dachild to destroy him. When mascus to the synagogues, that he arose, he took the young if he found any of this way, child and his mother by night, whether they were men or woand departed into Egypt; and men, he might bring them bound was there until the death of He- unto Jerusalem. And as he rod: that it might be fulfilled journeyed, he came near Dawhich was spoken of the Lord mascus: and suddenly there by the prophet, saying, Out of shined round about him a light Egypt have I called my son. from heaven. And he fell to the Then Herod, when he saw that earth, and heard a voice saying he was mocked of the wise men, unto him, Saul, Saul, why perwas exceeding wroth, and sent secutest thou me? And he said, forth, and slew all the children who art thou, Lord? And the that were in Bethlehem, and in Lord said, I am Jesus whom all the coasts thereof, from two thou persecutest: It is hard for years old and under, according thee to kick against the pricks.