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shalt not steal, Thou shalt not the daughter of Sion, Behold bear false witness, Thou shalt thy King cometh unto thee, not covet ; and if there be any meek, and sitting upon an ass, other commandment, it is and a colt the foal of an ass. briefly comprehended in this And the disciples went, and. saying, namely, Thou shalt did as Jesus commanded them; love thy neighbour as thyself. and brought the ass, and the Love worketh no ill to his colt, and put on them their neighbour; therefore love is clothes, and they sat him therethe fulfilling of the law. Andon. And a very great multithat, knowing the time, that|tude spread their garments in now it is high time to awake the way; others cut down out of sleep; for now is our branches from the trees, and salvation nearer than when strawed them in the way. And we believed. The night is far the multitudes that went bespent, the day is at hand ; letfore, and that followed, cried, us therefore cast off the works saying, Hosanna to the Son of darkness, and let us put on of David: blessed is he that the armour of light. Let us cometh in the name of the walk honestly, as in the day ;Lord ; Hosanna in the highest. not in rioting and drunkenness, And when he was come into not in chambering and wan. Jerusalem, all the city was tonness, not in strife and envy-moved, saying, Who is this? ing. But put ye on the Lord And the multitude said, This Jesus Christ, and make notis Jesus the Prophet of Nazaprovision for the flesh, to ful-reth of Galilee. And Jesus fil the lusts thereof.
went into the temple of God, The Gospel, St. Matt. xxi. I
and cast out all them that sold
and brought in the temple, and WHEN they drew nigh
un-overthrew the tables of the to Jerusalem and were money-changers, and the seats to come to Bethpage, unto the of them that sold doves, and mount of Olives, then sent Je-said unto them, It is written, sus two disciples, saying unto My house she be called the them, Go into the village over house of prayer; but ye
have against you, and straightway made it a den of thieves. ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her : loose them. The Second Sunday in Advent. and bring them unto me. And
The Collect. if any man say ought unto you,
LESSED Lord, who hast need of them; and straight.D caused all holy Scriptures way he will send them. All to be written for our learning; this was done, that it might be grant that we may in such fulfilled which was spoken by wise hear them, read, mark, the prophet, saying, Tell yellearn, and inwardly diges
them, that by patience, and lieving, that ye may abound comfort of thy holy Word, we in hope, through the power of may embrace, and ever hold the Holy Ghost. fast the blessed hope of ever. The Gospel. St. Luke xxi. 25, lasting life, which thou hast given us in our Saviour Jesus
ND there shall be signs Christ, Amen.
in the sun, and in the
moon, and in the stars ; and The Epistle. Rom. xv. 4.
upon the earth distress of naWH
THATSOEVER things were stions, with perplexity ; the
written aforetime, were sea and the waves roaring ; written for our learning ; that men's heart's failing them for we: through patience, and com- fear, and for looking after fort of the Scriptures, might those things which are coming have hope. Now the God of on the earth ; for the powers patience and consolation grant of heaven shall be shaken. you to be like minded one to- And then shall they see the wards another, according to Son of man coming in a cloud Christ Jesus : That ye may with power and great glory. with one mind and one moutis And when these things begin glorify God, even the Father to come to pass, then look up, of our Lord Jesus Christ. and lift up your heads ; for Wherefore receive ye one an- your redemption draweth nigh. other, as Christ also received And he spake to them, a paraus, to the glory of God. Nowble, behold the fig-tree, and I say, that Jesus Christ was a
all the trees ; when they now minister of the circumcision, shoot forth, ye see and know for the truth of God, to con- of your own selves, that sum. firm the promises made unto mer is now nigh at hand. So the fathers : And that the likewise ye, when ye see these Genuiles might glorify God for things come to pass, know ye his mercy; as it is written, that the kingdom of God is For this cause I will confess to nigh at hand. Verily I say thee among the Gentiles, and unto you, This generation shall sing unto thy name: And again not pass away till all be fulfil. he saith, Rejoice ye Gentiles, led. Heaven and earth shall with his people: And again, pass away ; but my words shall Praise the Lord, all ye Gen-not pass away. tiles ; and laud hirm, all ye people. And again Esaias The Third Sunday in Advent. saith, There shall be a root of
The Collect. Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles, in O LORD Jesus Christ, who Now the God of hope fill you send thy messenger to prepare with all joy and peace in bethy way before thee; grant
that the Ministers and Stew-those things which ye do hear ards of thy mysteries may and see : The blind receive likewise so prepare and make their sight, and the lame walk, ready thy way, by turning the the lepers are cleansed, and hearts of the disobedient to the deaf hear, the dead are the wisdom of the just, that, raised up, and the poor have at thy second coming to judge the gospel preached to them : the world, we may be found And blessed is he whosoever an acceptable people in thy shall not be offended in me. sight, who livest and reignesy And as they departed, Jesus with the Father and the holy began to say unto the multiSpirit, ever one God, world tudes concerning John, What without end. Amen.
went ye out into the wilder
ness to see ? A reed shaken The Epistle. 1 Cor. iv. I.
with the wind? But what went ET a man so account of ye out for to see ? A man
us, as of the Ministers of clothed in soft raiment? Be. Christ, and Stewards of the hold, they that wear soft clothmysteries of God. Moreover, ing are in kings houses. But it is required in stewards, that what went ye out for to see? a man be found faithful. But A prophet? yea, I say unto with me it is a very small thing, you, and more than a prophet. that I should be judged of you For this is he of whom it is or o man's judgment : yea, I written, Behold, I send my judge not mine own self. For messenger before thy face, Í know nothing by myself, yet which shall prepare thy way am I not hereby justified; but before thee. he that judgeth me is the Lord Therefore judge nothing be- The Fourth Sunday in Advent. fore the time, until the Lord
The Collect. come, who both will bring to
light the hidden things of dark
ORD, raise up, we pray
thee, the counsels of the hearts : come among us, and with and then shall every man have great might succour us; that praise of God.
whereas through our sins and
wickedness, we are sore let The Gospel. St. Matt. xi. 2.
and hindered in running the TOWwhen John had heard race that is set before us, thy of Christ, he sent two of his may speedily help and deliver disciples, and said unto him, us, through the satisfaction of Art thou he that should come, thy Son our Lord: to whom, or do we look for another ?! with thee and the Holy G! ost, Jesus answered and said unto be honour and glory, world them, Go, and show John again without end. Amen.
Jesus Christ, who liveth and Joseph, thou son of David, reigneth with thee and the fear not to take unto thee same Spirit, ever one God, Mary thy wife ; for that which world without end. Amen. is conceived in her is of the The Epistle Gal. iv. 1,
Holy Ghost: And she shall
bring forth a Son, and thou NO
OW I say, that the heir, shalt call his name Jesus ; for
as long as he is a child, he shall save his people from differeth nothing from a ser- their sins. Now all this was vant, though he be lord of all ; done, that it might be fulfilled but is under tutors and govern- which was spoken of the Lord ors, until the time appointed by the prophet, saying, Be-, of the father. Even so ve, hold, a Virgin shall be with when we were children, were child, and shall bring forth a în bondage under the elements Son, and they shall call his of the world ; but when the name Emmanuel,which, being fulness of the time was come, interpreted, is, God with us. God sent forth his Son, made Then Joseph being raised from of a woman, made under the sleep, did as the angel of the law, to redeem them that Lord had bidden him, and were under the law, that we took unto him his wife : And might receive the adoption of knew her not until she had sons. And, because ye are brought forth her first-born sons, God hath sent forth the son; and he called his name Spirit of his Son into your Jesus. hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Wherefore thou art no more The Circumcision of Christ. a servant, but a sa
and if) a son, then an i God
The Collect. through Christ.
LMIGHTY God, who The Gospel. St. Matt. i. 18. Ito be circumcised, and obedi.
madest thy blessed Son THE birth of Jesus Christent to the law for man ; grant
was on this wise : when as us the true circumcision of the his mother Mary was espous-Spirit
, that, our hearts and ed to Joseph, before they came
all our members being morti. together, she was found with fied from all worldly and car. child of the Holy Ghost. Then nal lusts, we may in all things Joseph her husband, being a obey thy blessed will
, through just man, and not willing to the same thy Son Jesus Christ make her a public example, our Lord. Amen. was minded to put her away The Epistle. Rom. iv. 8. privily. But while he thought on these things, behold, the BLESSED is the man to
the unto him in a dream, saying, impute sin. Cometh this bless
edness then upon the circum-/Mary and Joseph, and the babe cision only, or upon the uncir- lying in a manger. And when cumcision also? For we say, they had seen it, they made that faith was reckoned to known abroad the saying which
Abraham for righteousness. was told them concerning this - How was it then reckoned child. And all they that heard
when he was in circumcision it wondered at those things or in uncircumcision ? Not in which were told them by the circumcision, but in uncircum- shepherds. But Mary kept cision. And he received the all these things, and pondered sign of circumcision, a seal them in her heart. And the of the righteousness of the shepherds returned, glorifying faith which he had, yet being and praising God for all the uncircumcised; that he might things that they had heard be the father of all them that and seen, as it was told unto believe, though they be not them. And when eight days circumcised ; that righteous-were accomplished for the cir. ness might be imputed unto cumcising of the child, his them also: And the father of name was called JESUS, which circumcision to them who are was so named of the angel beLot of the circumcision only. fore he was conceived in the but also walk in the steps of womb. that faith of our father Abra- 1 The same Collect, Epistle, and ham, which he had, yet being Gospel shall serve for every uncircumcised. For the pro- day afier, unto the Epiphany. mise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to The Epiphany, or the Mani. Abraham, or
to his seed, festa. of Christ to the through the law, but through Genti!... the righteousness of faith. For
In Collect. they which are
GOD, who by the lead. and the promise made of none iest thy only begotten Son to effect.
the Gentiles ; mercifully grant The Gospel. St. Luke ii. 15. hat we, who know thee now
py faith, may afier this life AN
ND it came to pass, as have the fruition of thy glori
the angels were goneous Godhead, through Jesus away from them into heaven. Christ our Lord. Amen. the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even
The Epistle. Ephes. iii. 1. unto Bethlehem, and see this
TOR this cause, I Paul, the thing which is come to pass. prisoner of Jesus Christ which the Lord hath made for you Gentiles ; if ye have kdown unto us.
And they heard of the dispensation of came with haste, and found the grace of God, which is