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with tnee and the Holy Ghost, ever, unto them, What manner of com one God, world without end. Amen. munications are these that ye have For the Epistle. Acts x. 34. one to another, as ye walk, and are PETER opened his mouth, and sad? And one of them, whose name
said, Of a truth I perceive that was Cleopas, answering, said unto God is no respecter of persons: but him, Art thou only a stranger in in every nation he that feareth him Jerusalem, and hast, not known the and worketh righteousness, is ac-things which are come to pass there cepted with him. The word which in these days? And he said unto God sent unto the children of Israel, them, What things? And they preaching peace by Jesus Christ; said unto him, Concerning Jesus of (he is Lord of all:) that word, Nazareth,. who was a prophet say, ye know, which was published mighty in deed and word, before throughout all Judea, and began God and all the people: And how from Galilee, after the baptism the chief priests and our rulers dewhich John preached: How God livered him to be condemned to anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the death, and have crucified him. But Holy Ghost, and with power; who we trusted that it had been he who went about doing good, and healing should have redeemed Israel: and all that were oppressed of the devil: beside all this, to-day is the third for God was with him. And we are day since these things were done. witnesses of all things which he did, Yea, and certain women also of our both in the land of the Jews, and in company made us astonished, who Jerusalem; whom they slew, and were early at the sepulchre; and hanged on a tree. Him God raised when they found not his body, they up the third day, and showed him came, saying, that they had also openly; not to all the people, but seen a vision of angels, which said unto witnesses chosen before of God, that he was alive. And certain of even to us, who did eat and drink them who were with us went to with him after he rose from the the sepulchre, and found it even so dead. And he commanded us to as the women had said; but him preach unto the people, and to tes- they saw not. Then he said unto tify that it is he who was ordained them, O fools, and slow of heart to of God to be the judge of quick and dead. To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name, whosoever believeth in him, shall receive remission of sins.
The Gospel. St. Luke xxiv. 13.
believe all that the prophets have spoken! ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his, glory? And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the Scrip
BEHOLD, two of his disciples tures, the things oncerning himself. went that same day to a village And they drew nigh unto the vil called Emmaus, which was from lage whither they went: and he Jerusalem about threescore fur-made as though he would have gone longs. And they talked together further: But they constrained him, of all these things which had hap-saying, Abide with us; for it is topened. And it came to pass, that wards evening, and the day is far while they communed together, spent. And he went in to tarry and reasoned, Jesus himself drew with them. And it came to pass, near, and went with them. But as he sat at meat with them, he took their eyes were holden, that they bread, and blessed it, and brake, and should not know him. And he said gave to them. And their eyes were
opened, and they knew him, and he many days of them which came up vanished out of their sight. And with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, they said one to another, Did not who are his witnesses unto the peoour heart burn within us, when he ple. And we declare unto you glad talked with us by the way, and tidings, how that the promise which while he opened to us the Scrip- was made unto the fathers, God tures? And they rose up the same hath fulfilled the same unto us their hour, and returned to Jerusalem, children, in that he hath raised up and found the eleven gathered to- Jesus again; as it is also written in gether, and them that were with the second Psalm, Thou art my them, saying, The Lord is risen in-Son, this day have I begotten thee. deed, and hath appeared unto Si-And as concerning that he raised mon. And they told what things him up from the dead, now no more were done in the way, and how he to return to corruption, he said on was known of them in breaking of this wise, I will give you the sure bread.
Tuesday in Easter-Week.
mercies of David. Wherefore he saith also in another Psalm, Thou shalt not suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. For David, after
ALMIGHTY God, who through he had served his own generation
thine only begotten Son Jesus by the will of God, fell on sleep, and Christ hast overcome death, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw opened unto us the gate of everlast-corruption: But he, whom God ing fife; we humbly beseech thee, raised again, saw no corruption. Be that as, by thy special grace pre-it known unto you therefore, men venting us, thou dost put into our and brethren, that through this minds good desires; so by thy con-man is preached unto you the fortinual help we may bring the same giveness of sins: And by him all to good effect, through Jesus Christ that believe are justified from all our Lord, who liveth and reigneth things, from which ye could not be with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever justified by the law of Moses. Beone God, world without end. Amen. ware, therefore, lest that come upon For the Epistle. Acts xiii. 26. you which is spoken of in the proEN and brethren, children of phets, Behold, ye despisers, and the stock of Abraham, and wonder, and perish: for I work a whosoever among you feareth God, work in your days, a work which to you is the word of this salvation you shall in no wise believe, though sent. For they that dwell at Je-a man declare it unto you. rusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are of them, and saith unto them, read every sabbath-day, they have Peace be unto you. But they were fulfilled them in condemning him. terrified and affrighted, and sup And though they found no cause of posed that they had seen a spirit. death in him, yet desired they Pi-And he said unto them, Why are late that he should be slain. And ye troubled, and why do thoughts when they had fulfilled all that arise in your hearts? Behold my was written of him, they took him hands and my feet, that it is I my. down from the tree, and laid him self: handle me, and see; for a in a sepulchre. But God raised him spirit hath not flesh and bones, as from the dead: And he was seen ye see me have. And when he
The Gospel. St. Luke xxiv. 36.
had thus spoken, he showed them Heave the Father, the Word, and his hands and his feet. And while the Holy Ghost: and these three they yet believed not for joy, and are one. And there are three that wondered, he said unto them, Have bear witness in earth, the spirit, ye here any meat? And they gave and the water, and the blood: and him a piece of a broiled fish, and these three agree in one. If we of an honey-comb. And he took receive the witness of men, the it, and did eat before them. And witness of God is greater: for this he said unto them, These are the is the witness of God, which he hath words which I spake unto you, testified of his Son. He that bewhile I was yet with you, that all lieveth on the Son of God, hath the things must be fulfilled which were witness in himself: he that believeth written in the law of Moses, and not God, hath made him a liar, be in the Prophets, and in the Psalms, cause he believeth not the record concerning me. Then opened he that God gave of his Son. And their understanding,that they might this is the record, that God hath understand the seriptures; and said given to us eternal life; and this unto them, Thus it is written, and life is in his Son. He that hath the thus it behoved Christ to suffer, Son hath life; and he that hath not and to rise from the dead the third the Son hath not life. 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 Gospel. St. John xx. 19. THE
same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut, where the dis ciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. And when he
ALMIGHTY Father, who hast had so said, he showed unto them given thine only Son to die for his hands and his side. Then were our sins, and to rise again for our the disciples glad when they saw justification; grant us so to put the Lord. Then said Jesus to them nway the leaven of malice and wick-again, Peace be unto you: As my edness, that we may always serve Father hath sent me, even so send thee in pureness of living and truth, I you. And when he had said this, through the merits of the same thy he breathed on them, and saith unto Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: The Epistle. 1 John v. 4. Whose soever sins ye remit, they
WHATSOEVER is born of are remitted unto them; and whose Gol, overcometh the world; soever sins ye retain, they are reand this is the victory that over-tained.
cometh the world, even our faith.
Who is he that overcometh the The second Sunday after Easter. world, but he that believeth that The Collect.
Jesus is the Son of God? This is ALMIGHTY God, who hast givhe that came by water and blood, en thine only Son to be unto even Jesus Christ; not by water us both a sacrifice for sin, and also only, but by water and blood; And an ensample of godly life; give us it is the Spirit that beareth witness, grace that we may always most because the Spirit is truth. For thankfully receive that his inestithere are three that bear record in mahle benefit, and also daily endea
vour ourselves to follow the blessed, The third Sunday after Easter. steps of his most holy life, through|| The Collect. the same Jesus Christ our Lord. ALMIGHTY God, who showest
to them that are in error the The Epistle. 1 St. Peter ii, 19. light of thy truth, to the intent that T THIS is thank-worthy, if a man they may return into the way of for conscience toward God en-righteousness; grant unto all those dure grief, suffering wrongfully. who are admitted into the fellowFor what glory is it, if when ye be ship of Christ's religion, that they buffeted for your faults, ye shall may avoid those things that are take it patiently? But if, when ye contrary to their profession, and do well, and suffer for it, ye take follow all such things as are agreea it patiently, this is acceptable with ble to the same, through our Lord God. For even hereunto were ye Jesus Christ. Amen. called; because Christ also suffer The Epistle. 1 St. Peter ii. 11. ed for us, leaving us an example, EARLY beloved, I beseech you, that ye should follow his steps: as strangers and pilgrims, ab Who did no sin, neither was guile stain from fleshly lusts, which war found in his mouth: Who when he against the soul; having your conwas reviled, reviled not again;versation honest among the Genwhen he suffered, he threatened tiles; that whereas they speak not; but committed himself to him against you as evil-doers, they may that judgeth righteously: Who his by your good works, which they own self bare our sins in his own body shall behold, glorify God in the day on the tree, that we, being dead to of visitation. Submit yourselves to sin, should live unto righteousness every ordinance of man for the by whose stripes ye were healed. Lord's sake; whether it be to the For ye were as sheep going astray;king, as supreme; or unto goverbut are now returned unto the shep-nors, as unto them that are sent by herd and bishop of your souls. him, for the punishment of evil. The Gospel. St. John x. 11. doers, and for the praise of them ESUS said, I am the good shep-that do well. For so is the will of herd: the good shepherd giveth God, that with well-doing ye may his life for the sheep. But he that put to silence the ignorance of foolis an hireling, and not the shepherd, ish men: as free, and not using whose own the sheep are not, seeth your liberty for a cloak of maliciousthe wolf coming, and leaveth the ness; but as the servants of God. sheep, and fleeth; and the wolf Honour all men : Love the brother. catheth them, and scattereth the hood: Fear God: Honour the king. sheep. The hireling fleeth because The Gospel. St. John xvi. 16. he is an hireling, and careth not TESUS said to his disciples, A for the sheep. I am the good shep- little while, and ye shall not see herd, and know my sheep, and am me; and again, a little while, and known of mine. As the Father ye shall see me; because I go to knoweth me, even so know I the the Father. Then said some of his Father: and I lay down my life for disciples among themselves, What the sheep. And other sheep is this that he saith unto us, A little have, which are not of this fold; while, and ye shall not see me; them also I must bring, and they and again, a little while, and ye shall hear my voice; and there shall see me; and, Because I go to abell be one fold and one shepherd. the Father? They said therefore,
What is this that he saith, A little the righteousness of God. Where while we cannot tell what he fore lay apart all filthiness and saith. Now Jesus knew that they superfluity of naughtiness, and rewere desirous to ask him, and said ceive with meekness the engrafted unto them, Do ye inquire among word, which is able to save your yourselves of that I said, A little souls. while, and ye shall not see me; and The Gospel. St. John xvi. 5. again, a little while, and ye shall JESUS said unto his disciples, see me? Verily, verily, I say unto Now I go my way to him that you, that ye shall weep and lament, sent me, and none of you asketh but the world shall rejoice: and ye me, Whither goest thou? But beshall be sorrowful, but your sorrow cause I have said these things unto shall be turned into joy. A wo-you, sorrow hath filled your heart. man when she is in travail hath Nevertheless I tell you the truth; sorrow, because her hour is come: it is expedient for you that I go but as soon as she is delivered of the away; for if I go not away, the child, she remembereth no more Comforter will not come unto you; the anguish, for joy that a man is but if I depart, I will send him unborn into the world. And ye now to you. And when he is come, he therefore have sorrow: but I will will reprove the world of sin, and see you again, and your heart shall of righteousness, and of judgment: rejoice, and your joy no man taketh Of sin, because they believe not on from you.
me: Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me un The fourth Sunday after Easter. more: Of judgment, because the The Collect. prince of this world is judged. I Almighty God, who alone canst have yet many things to say unto order the unruly wills and af-you, but ye cannot bear them now. fections of sinful men; grant unto Howbeit, when he, the Spirit of thy people, that they may love the truth, is come, he will guide you thing which thou commandest, and into all truth: for he shall not desire that which thou dost promise; speak of himself; but whatsoever that so, among the sundry and ma- he shall hear, that shall he speak ; nifold changes of the world, our and he will show you things to come. hearts may surely there be fixed, He shall glorify me: for he shall where true joys are to be found, receive of mine, and shall show it through Jesus Christ our Lord. unto you. All things that the Fa ther hath, are mine; therefore said The Epistle. St. James i. 17. I, that he shall take of mine, and EVERY good gift, and ever, and VERY good gift, and every per-shall show it unto you.
The fifth Sunday after Easter.
cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning: Lord, from whom all good Of his own will begat he us with things do come; grant to us the word of truth, that we should thy humble servants, that by thy be a kind of first fruits of his crea-holy inspiration we may think those tures. Wherefore, my beloved things that are good, and by thy brethren, let every man be swift to merciful guiding may perform the hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath same, through our Lord Jesus for the wrath of man worketh not Christ. Amen.