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the Father hath loved me, sofand it shall be given him. But have I loved you: continue ye let him ask in faith, nothing in my love. If ye keep my wavering: for he that wavereth commandments, ye shall abide is like a wave of the sea, driin my love; even as I have ven with the wind, and tossed. kept my Father's command-For let not that man think that ments, and abide in his love. he shall receive any thing of These things have I spoken the Lord. A double-minded unto you, that my joy might man is unstable in all his ways. remain in you, and that your Let the brother of low degree joy might be full.
rejoice in that he is exalted ; but the rich in that he is made
low ; because as the flower of Saint Philip and Saint James' the grass he shall pass away. Day.
For the sun is no sooner risen The Collect.
with a burning heat, but it
whithereth the grass, and the O ALMIGHTY God, whom flower thereof falleth, and the
truly to know is everlast-grace of the fashion of it pering life ; grant us perfectly to isheth : so also shall the rich know thy Son Jesus Christ to man faclo away in his ways. be the way, the truth, and the Blessed is the man that enlife; that following the steps dureth temptation ; for when of thy holy Apostles, Saint he is tried, he shall receive Philip and Saint James, we the crown of life, which the may steadfastly walk in the way Lord hath promised to them that leadeth to eternal life, that love him. through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Gospel. St. John xiv. 1) The Epistle. St. James i. 1. AND Jesus said unto his
disciples, Let not your JA AMES, a servant of God, hcart be troubled :
believe and ofthe Lord Jesus Christ, in God, believe also in mc. In to the twelve tribes which are my Father's house are many Scattered abroad, greeting. mansions ; if it were not so, My brethren, count it all joy I would have told you. I go when ye fall into divers temp-to prepare a place for you. tations; knowing this, that the And if I go and prepare a trying of your faith worketh place for you, I will come patience. But let patience again, and receive you unto have her perfect work, that myself; that where I am, there ye may be perfect and entire, ye may be also. And whither Wanting nothing. If any of I go, ye know, and the way yo you lack wisdom, let him ask know. Thomas saith unto him, of God that giveth to all men Lord, we know not whither überally, and upbraideth not ;lthou goest, and how can we
know the way? Jesus saith leave us not, we beseech thee, unto him, I am the way, the destitute of thy manifold gifts, truth, und the life: no man nor yet of grace to use them cometh unto the Father but by alway lo thy honour and glory, me. If ye had known me, ye through Jesus Christ our should have known my Father Lord. Amen. also : and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. For the Epistle. Acts xi. 22. Philip saitli unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it CIDINGS of these things sufficeth us. Jesus saith unto came unto the ears of him, Have I been so long time the Church, which was in Jewith you, and yet hast thou rusalem: and they sent forth not known me, Philip? He Barnabas, that he should go that hath seen me, hath seen as far as Antioch : who, when the Father; and how sayest he came, and had seen the thou then, Show us the Fa- grace of God, was glad ; and ther? Believest thou not that exhorted them all, that with I am in the Father, and the purpose of heart they would Tather in me? The words cleave unto the Lord. For that I speak unto you, I speak he was a good man, and full not of myself; but the Father of the Holy Ghost, and of faith : that dwelleth in me, he doethi and much people was added the works. Believe me, that unto the Lord. Then departa I am in the Father, and thesed Barnabas to Tarsus for to Father in me; or else believe seek Saul : And when he had ine for the very work's sake. found him, he brought him Verily, verily, I say unto you, unto Antioch. And it came He that believeth on me, the to pass, that a whole year they works that I do shall he do assembled themselves with the also ; and greater works than Church, and taught much peoshese shall he do; because I ple: and the disciples were go unto my Father. And what-called Christians first in Antisoever ye shall ask in myfoch. And in these days came Name, that will I do, that the prophets from Jerusalem unto Father may be glorified in the Antioch. And there stood up Son. If ye shall ask any thing one of them, named Agabus, in my Name, I will do it.
and signified by the Spirit, that
there should be great dearth Saint Barnabas the Apostle. throughout all the world: which
came to pass in the days of The Collect.
Claudius Cæsar. Then the O
LORD God Almighty, disciples, every man accord
who didst endue thy holying to his ability, determined Apostle Barnabas with singu- to send relief unto the brethren lar gifts of the Holy Ghost ; which dwelt in Judea. Which
also they did, and sent it to For the Epistle. Isa. xl. I.
YOMFORT ye, comfort ye The Gospel. St. John xv. 12. my people, saith your
God. Speak ye comfortably TH His is my commandment,
to Jerusalem, and cry unto That ye love one another,
ner', that her warfare is ac. as I have loved you. Greaier
complished, that her iniquity love hath no man than this,
is pardoned : for she hath re that a man lay down his life
ceived of the Lord's hand doufor his friends. Ye are my ble for all her sins. The voice friends, if ye do whatsoever of him that crieth in the wilcommand you. Henceforth I
derness, Prepare ye the way call you not servants, for the of the Lord, make straight in servant knoweth not what his the desert a highway for our lord doeth; but I have called God. Every valley' shall be you friends; for all things that I have heard of my father, I and bill shall be made low :
exalted, and every mountain have made known unto you and the crooked shall be made Ye have not chosen me, but
straight, and the rough places I have chosen you, and ordain, plain. And the glory of the ed you, that ye should go and Lord shall be revealed, and bring forth fruit, and that all flesh shall see it together : your fruit should remain: that for the mouth of the Lord whatsoever ye shall ask of the hath spoken it. The voice Father in my name, he may said, Cry. And he said, What give it you.
sha!! I cry? All flesh is grass,
and all the goodliness thereof Saint John Baptist's Day. is as the flower of the field. The Collect.
The grass withereth, the flower fadeth, because the Spi
providence thy servantit: surely the people is grass. John Baptist was wonderfully The grass withereth, theborn, and sent to prepare the flower fadeth; but the word way of thy Son our Saviour, of our God shall stand for by preaching repentance ; ever. O Zion, that bringest make us so to follow his doc- good tidings, get thee up into trine and holy life, that we the high mountain :0 Jerusa-may truly repent according to lem, that bringest good tim bis preaching ; and after his dings, lift up thiy voice withexample constantly speak the strength ; lift it up, be not. truth, boldly rebuke vice, and afraid ; say unto the cities of patiently suffer for the truth's Judah, Behold your God. Bear sake, through Jesus Christ hold, the Lord God will come: our Lord. Amen,
with strong hand, and his most
shall rule for him : behold his manner of child shall this be? reward is with him, and his And the hand of the Lord was work before him. He shall with him. And his father Zaa feed his flock like a shep-charias was filled with the herd; he shall gather the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, lambs with his arm, and carry saying, Blessed be the Lord them in his bosom, and shall God of Israel ; for he hath gently lead those that are visited and redeemed his peo
ple, and hath raised up an
horn of salvation for us, in The Gospel. St. Luke i. 57. the house of his servant David,
as he spake by the mouth of
scame that she should be been since the world began ; delivered; and she brought that we should be saved from. forth a son. And her neigh-our enemies, and from the bours and her cousins heard hand of all that hate us : To. how the Lord had showed great perform the mercy promised mercy upon her ; and they re-to our fathers, and to rememjoiced with her. And it came ber his holy covenant : the to pass, that on the eighth day oath which he sware to our they came to circumcise the father Abraham, that he would child; and they called him grant unto us, that we, being Zacharias, after the name of delivered out of the hands of his father. And his mother our enemies, might serve him answered and said, Not so ; without fear, in holiness and but he shall be called John. righteousness before him, all And they said unto her, There the days of our life. And is none of thy kindred that is thou, child, shalt be called called by this name. And they the prophet of the Highest : made signs to his father low for thou shalt go before the be would have him called. face of the Lord, to prepare And he asked for a writing his ways; to give knowledge table, and wrote, saying, His of salvation unto his people by name is John. And they mar- the remission of their sins, velled all. And his mouth through the tender mercy of was opened immediately, and our God; whereby the Daybis tongue loosed, and he spake spring from on high hath vi- : and praised God. And fear sited us, to give light to them came on all that dwelt round that sit in darkness, and in the about them; and all these shadow of death, to guide our sayings were noised abroad feet into the way of peace. throughout all the hill country And the child grew, and waxof Judea. And all they that ed strong in spirit ; and was had heard them, laid thein up in the deserts till the day of in their hearts, saying, What his showing unto Israel.
Saint Peter's Day, came upon him, and a light
shined in the prison : and he The Collect, smote Peter on the side, and
, by thy Son Jesus Christ, up quickly. And his chains didst give to thy Apostle Saint fell off from bis hands. And Petermany excellent gifts, and the angel said unto him, commandedst him earnestly to Gird thyself, and bind on thy feed thy flock: make, we be-sandals : and so he did. And seech thee, all Bishops and he saith unto him, Cast thy Pastors diligently to preach thy garment about thee, and follow koly Word, and the people me. And he went out, and obediently to follow the same, followed him ; and wist not that they may receive the that it was true which was crown of everlasting glory, done by the angel; but thought through Jesus Christ our Lord. he saw a vision. When they Amen.
were past the first and the se.
cond ward, they came unto the For the Epistle. Acts xii. 5: iron gate that leadeth unto the
BOUT that time Herod, city, which opened to them of
his bands to vex certain of the sout, and passed on through one Church. And he killed James streets and forthwith the angel the brother of John with the departed from him. And when sword. And because he saw Peter was come to himself, he it pleased the Jews, he pro-said, Now I know of a surety ceeded further to take Peter that the Lord hath sent his also. (Then were the days of angel, and bath delivered me unleavened bread.) And when out of the hand of Herod, and he had apprehended him, he from all the expectations of the put him in prison, and deliver-people of the Jews. ed him to four quarternions of
The Gospel. St. Matt. xvi. 13. soldiers, to keep him ; intending after Easter to bring him THEN Jesus came into forth to the people. Peter the coasts of Cæsarea therefore was kept in prison ; Philippi, he asked his discibut prayer was made without ples, saying, whom do men say ceasing of the Church untoi hat 1, the Son of man, am? God for him. And when He- And they said, Some say that rod would have brought him thou art John the Baptist ; forth, the same night Peter some, Elias; and others, Jerewas sleeping between two sol-mias, or one of the prophets. diers, bound with two chains ; He saith unto them, But whom and the keepers before the say ye that I am ? and Simon door kept the prison. And Peter answered and said, Thou behold, the angel of the Lordlast Christ, the Son of the lir