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do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. Be of the fame mind one towards another. Mind not high things, but condefcend to men of low estate.

The Gofpel. St. John ii. 1.


ND the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jefus was there. And both Jefus was called, and his difciples, to the marriage. And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jefus faith unto

Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine, and when men have well drunk, then that which is worfe: but thou haft kept the good wine until now. This beginning of miracles did Jefus in Cana of Galilee, and manifefted forth his glory, and his difciples believed on him.

The Third Sunday after the

The Collect.

him, They have no wine. Je- Amighty and everlasting

fus faith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come. His mother faith unto the fervants, Whatsoever he faith unto you, do it. And there were fet there fix water-pots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins a piece. Jefus faith unto them, Fill the water-pots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. And he faith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feaft. And they bare it. When the ruler of the feast had tafted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was (but the fervants which drew the water knew) the governor of the feaft called the bridegroom, and faith unto him,

God, mercifully look upon our infirmities, and in all our dangers and neceffities ftretch forth thy right hand to help and defend us, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.

The Epifle. Rom. xii. 16.


E not wife in your own conceits. Recompenfe to no man evil for evil. Provide things honeft in the fight of all men. If it be poffible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourfelves, but rather give place unto wrath; for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, faith the Lord. Therefore, if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirft, give him drink: for in fo doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome


of evil, but overcome evil
with good.
The Gofpel. St. Matth. viii. 1.
HEN he was come


this, and he doeth it. When Jefus heard it, he marvelled, and faid to them that followed, Verily I fay unto you, I have not found fo great faith, no not in Ifrael. And I fay unto you, that many fhall come from the east and weft, and fhall fit down with Abraham, and Ifaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven: But the children of the kingdom fhall be caft out into outer darkness; there fhall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. And Jefus faid unto the Centurion, Go thy way, and as thou haft believed, fo be it done unto thee. And his fervant was healed in the self

down from the mountain, great multitudes follow ed him. And behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, faying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jefus put forth his hand, and touched him, faying, I will, be thou clean. And immediately his leprofy was cleanfed. And Jefus faith unto him, See thou tell no man, but go thy way, show thyself to the prieft, and offer the gift that Moses commanded for a testimony unto them. And when Jefus was entered into Capernaum,there came unto him a Centurion befeeching him, and faying, Lord, my fervant lieth at home fick of the palfy, grievoufly tormented. And Jefus faith unto him, I will come fo and heal him. The Centurion answered and faid, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof; but speak the word only, and my fervant shall be healed.

For I am a man under authority, having foldiers under me; and I fay unto this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my fervant, Do

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fame hour.

The Fourth Sunday after the

The Collect.

God, who knoweft us to be fet in the midft of many and that by reafon of the frailty great dangers, of our nature we cannot always ftand upright; grant to us fuch ftrength and protec tion, as may fupport us in all all temptations, through Jedangers, and carry us through fus Chrift our Lord. Amen.

The Epifle. Rom. xiii. 1. ET every foul be fubject unto the higher powers; for


for there is no power but of God: the powers that be, are ordained of God. Whofoever, therefore, refifteth the power, refifteth the ordinance of God: and they that refift, hall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the fame: for he is the minifter of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the fword in vain: for he is the minifter of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. Wherefore ye must needs be fubject, not only for wrath, but alfo for confcience fake. For, for this caufe pay ye tribute alfo; for they are God's Minifters, attending continually upon this very thing. Render, therefore, to all their tribute to whom tribute is due, custom to whom cuftom, fear to whom fear, honour to whom honour.


but he was afleep. And his difciples came to him, and awoke him, faying, Lord, fave us, we perish. And he faith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arofe, and rebuked the winds and the fea, and there was a great calm. But the men marvelled, faying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the fea obey him? And when he was come to the other fide, into the country of the Gergefenes, there met him two poffeffed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, fo that no man might pafs by that way. And behold, they cried out, faying, What have we to do with thee, Jefus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time? there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine, feeding. So the devils befought him, faying, If thou caft us out, fuffer us to go away into the herd of swine. And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of fwine; and behold, the whole herd of fwine ran violently down a steep place into the fea, and perifhed in the waters. And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told

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all wifdom; teaching and admonishing one another in pfalms, and hymns, and spiritual fongs; finging with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatfoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jefus ; giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

The Gospel. St. Matth. xiii. 24


HE kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which fowed good feed in his field. But while men flept, his enemy came and fowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was fprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares alfo. So the fervants of the houfholder came and faid unto him, Sir, didft not thou fow good feed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? He faid unto them, An enemy hath done this. The fervants faid unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? But he faid, Nay; left, while ye gather up the tares, ye root up alfo the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harveft; and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together firft the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them; but gather thewheat into my barn.


The Sixth Sunday after the

The Collect.

the law; for fin is the tranfgreffion of the law. And ye know that he was manifefted to take away our fins; and in God, blaffed Son no fim. Whoever was manifefted that he abideth in him, finneth not: might destroy the works of whofoever finneth, hath not the devil, and make us the feen him, neither known him. fons of God, and heirs of Little children, let no man eternal life; grant us, we be- deceive you: he that doeth feech thee, that having this righteousness is righteous, hope, we may purify our- even as he is righteous. He felves, even as he is pure; that that committeth fin is of the when he fhall appear again devil; for the devil finneth with power and great glory, from the beginning. For this we may be made like unto him purpose the Son of God was in his eternal and glorious manifefted, that he might dekingdom; where, with thee, ftroy the works of the devil. O Father, and thee, O Holy Ghoft, he liveth and reigneth,

ever one God, world without



The Gospel. St. Matth. xxiv.



HEN if any man shall fay unto you, Lo, here 1 St. John iii. 1. is Chrift, or there; believe it EHOLD what manner not. For there shall arise false

The Epiftle.

BEHOLD her hath Chrifts and falfe prophets, and beftowed upon us, that we fhall fhow great figns and fhould be called the fons of wonders; infomuch that (if God; therefore the world it were poffible) they shall knoweth us not, becaufe it deceive the very elect. Beknew him not. Beloved, now hold, I have told you before. are we the fons of God; and Wherefore, if they fhall fay it doth not yet appear what unto you, Behold he is in the we shall be but we know, defert; go not forth: behold, that when he shall appear, we he is in the fecret chambers; fhall be like him; for we fhall believe it not. For as the fee him as he is. And every lightning cometh out of the man that hath this hope in eaft, and fhineth even unto him purifieth himfelf, even as the weft; fo fhall alfo the he is pure. Whofoever com- coming of the Son of man be. mitteth fin, tranfgreffeth alfo For wherefoever the carcafe

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