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the saying which was told them the gift of tne grace of God, given concerning this child. And all they unto me by the effectual working that heard it wondered at those of his power. Unto me, who am things which were told them by the less than the least of all saints, is shepherds. But Mary kept all this grace given, that I should preach thesc things, and pondered them in among the Gentiles the unsearcha. her heart. And the shepherds re- ble riches of Christ; and to make Lurned, glorifying and praising God all men see what is the fellowship for all the things that they had of the mystery, which from the be. heard and seen, as it was told unto ginning of the world hath been hid them. And when eight days were in God, who created all things by accomplished for the circumcising Jesus Christ : to the intent that of the child, his name was called unto the principalities and powers JESUS, which was so named of the in heavenly places might be known, angel before he was conceived in by the Church, the manifold wisdom the womb.
of God, according to the eternal 1 The same Collect, Epistle, and Gospel purpose which he purposed in Christ
shall serve for every day after, unto ihe Jesus our Lord; in whom we have Epiphany
boldness and access with coufidence 7 Epiphany, or the Manifesta- by the faith of him.
The Gospel St. Matt. ii. 1. tion of Christ to the Gentiles. The Collect.
HEN Íesus was born in BethWHEN
lehem of Judea, in the clays 0
God, who by the leading of a lof Herod the king, behold, there
Star didst manifest thy only came wise men from the east to begotten Son to the Gentiles; iner- Jerusalem, saying, Where is he that cifully grant that we, who know is born king of the Jews ? for we thee now by faith, may after this have seen his star in the east, and life have the fruition of thy glorious are come to worship him. When Godhead, through Jesus Christ our Herod the king had heard these Lord. Ámen.
things, he was troubled, and all JeThe Epistle. Ephes. ii. 1. rusalenı with him. And when he OR
I soner of Jesus Christ for you and scribes of the people together, Gentiles; if ye have heard of the he demanded of them where Christ dispensation of the grace of God, should be born. And they said unto which is given me to you-ward: him, in Bethlehem of Judea: For How that by revelation he made thus it is written by the prophet, known unto me the mystery (as I And thou Bethlehem in the land wrote afore in few words, whereby, of Juda, art not the least among the when ye read, ye may understand princes of Juda; for out of thee my knowledge in the mystery of shall come a Governor that shall Christ) which in other ages was not rule my people Israel. Then Herod, made known unto the sons of men, when he had privily called the wise as it is now revealed unto his holy men, inquired of them diligently Apostles and Prophets by the Spi- what time the star appeared. And rit; that the Gentiles should be he sent them to Bethlehem, and fcilow-heirs, and of the same boly, said, Go, and search diligently for and partakers of his promise in the young child, and when ye have Christ, by the Gospel : whertof I found him, bring me words again, was made a minister, according to that I may come and worship hiin
also. When they had heard the we, being many, are one body in king, they departed ; and lo, the Christ, and every one members star which they saw in the east one of another. went before them, till it came and The Gospel. St. Luke f. 41. stood over where the young child
his parents went to Jeru.
NOW When they saw the star, salem every year at the feast they rejoiced with exceeding great of the passover. And when he was joy. And when they were come twelve years old, they went up to into the house, they saw the young Jerusalem, after the custom of the child with Mary his mother, and feast. And when they had fulfilled fell down and worshipped him : the days, as they returned, the child And when they had opened their Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem ; treasures, they presented unto him and Joseph and bis mother knew gifts; gold, and frankincense, and not of it. But they, supposing him myrrh. And being warned of God to have been in the company, went in a dream, that they should not a day's journey, and they sought return to Herod, they departed him among their kinsfolk and acinto their own country another way. quaintance. And when they found
him not, they turned back again to The first Sunday after the Jerusalem, seeking him. And it Epiphany.
came to pass, that after three days The Collect.
they found him in the temple, sit. O
fully to receive the prayers of both hearing them, and asking theia thy people who call upon thee; and questions. And all that heard him grant that they may both perceive were astonished at his understandand know what things they ought ing and answers. And when they to do, and also may have grace and saw him they were amazed : and power faithfully to fulfil the same, his mother said unto him, Son, why through Jesus Christ ous Lorl. hast thou thus dealt with us? bee Ameri.
hold, thy father and I have sought The Epistle. Rom. xi. 1. thee sorrowing. And he said unto I ?
by the mercies of God, that ye wist ye not that I must be about my present your bodies a living sacri- father's business? And they unfice, holy, acceptable unto God, derstood not the saying which he which is your reasonable service. spake unto them. And he went And be not conformed to this world; down with them, and came to Na. but be ye transformed by the re- zareth, and was subject unto them: newing of your mind, that ye may but his mother kept all these sayprove what is that good, and accept-ings in her heart." And Jesus in able, and perfect will of God. For creased in wisdom, and stature, I say, through the grace given unto and in favour with God and man. me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more The second Sunday after the highly than he ought to think, but
Epiphany. to think soberiy, according as God
The Collect. hath dealt to every man the mea LMIGHTY and everlasting sure of faci W. For as we have many members in one body, and all mem- in heaven and earth; mercifully bers have not the same office; so hear the supplications of thy people,
and grant us thy peace all the days ter-pots with water. And they filled of our life, through Jesus Christ them up to the brim. And he saith our Lord. Amen
unto them, Draw out now, and The Epistle. Rom. xii. 6. bear unto the governor of the feast.
AVING then gifis, differing And they bare it. When the ruler given to us, whether prophecy, let that was made wine, and knew not us prophesy, according to the pro-whence it was (but the servants portion of faith ; or ministry, let us which drew the water knew) the wait on our ministering; or he that governor of the feast called the teacheth, on teaching; or he that bridegroom, and saith unto him, exburteth, on exhortation : he that Every man at the beginning doth giveth, let him do it with simplicity; set forth good wine, and when men he that ruleth, with diligence; he have well drunk, then that which that showe.h mercy, with cheerful- is worse: but thou hast kept the ness. Let love be without dissimu- good wine until now. This beginlaiion. Abhor that which is evil, ning of miracles diil Jesus in Cana cleave to that which is good. Be of Galilee, and manifested forth his kindly affectioned one to another glory, and his disciples believed on with brotherly love, in honour pre- him. ferring one another: not slothfiul in business ; fervent in spirit; serv. The third Sunday after the ing the Lord; rejoicing in hope ;
Epiphany. patient in tribulation; continuing
The Collect instant in prayers distributing to ALANGHTY and everlasting hospitality. Bless them which per- infirmities, and in all our dangers sccute you; bless, and curse not. and necessities stretch forth thy Rejoice with them that do rejoice, right hand to help and defend us, and weep with them that weep. Be through Jesus Christ our Lord. of the same mind one towards ano-Amen. ther. Mind not high things, but con The Epistle. Rom. xi. 16. descend to men of low estate.
BE not wise in your own conceits. The Gospel. St. John. ii. 1. Recompense to no man evil A
marriage in Cana of Galilee, the sight of all men. If it be possi. and the mother of Jesus was there. ble, as much as lieth in you, live And both Jesus was called, and his peaceably with all men. Dearly disciples, to the marriage. And beloved, avenge not yourselves, but when they wanted wine, the mother rather give place unto width; for of Jesus saith unto him, They have it is written, Vengeance is mine; no wine. Jesus saith unto her, I will repay, saith the Lord. There. Woman, what have I to do with fore, if thine enemy hunger, feed thee? mine hour is not yet come. him; if he thirst, give him drink: His mother saith unto the servants, for in so doing thou shalt heap coals Whatsoever he saith unto you, doit. of fire on his head. Be not over. And there were set there six water-come of evil, but overcome evil pots of stone, after the manner of with good. the purifying of the Jews, con The Gospel. St. Ml. viii. 1. taining two or three firkins a-piece. THEN he was come down from
ades followed him. And behold, great dangers, that by reason of the there came a leper
and worshipped frailty of our nature we cannot alhim, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, ways stand upright; grant to us thou canst make me clean. And such strength and protection, as may Jesus put forth his hand, and touch-support us in all dangers, and carry ed him, saying, I will be thou elean. us through alitemptations, through And immediately his leprosy was Jesus Christ our Lord. Amon. clcansed. And Jesus saith unto, The Epistle. Rom. xii. 1. lim, See thou tell
no man, but go LET every soul be subject unto and offer the gift that Moses com-is no power but of God: the powers manded for a testimony unto them. that be are ordained of God. WhoAnd when Jesus was entered into soever, therefore, resisteth the powCapernaum, there came unto him er, resisteth the ordinance of God: a Centurion, beseeching him, and and they that resist, shall receive to saying, Lord, my servant lieth at themselves damnation. For rulers home sick of the palsy, grievously are not a terror lo good works, but tormented. And Jesus saith unto to the evil. Wilt thou then not be him, I will come and heal him. afraid of the power? do that which The Centurion answered and said, is good, and thou shalt have praise Lorl, I am not worthy that thou of the same: for he is the minister shouldest come under my roof; but of God to thee for good. But if thou speak the word only, and my ser- do that which is evil, be afraid ; for rant shalt be healed. For I am a he beareth not the sword in vain : man under anthority, having soldiers for he is the minister of God, a reunder me: and I say unto this man, venger to execute wrath upon him Gn, and he goeth ; and to another, that doeth evil. Wherefore ye Come, and he cometh; and to my must needs be subject, not only for servant, Do this, and he doeth it. wrath, but also for conscience'sake. When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, For, for this cause pay ye tribute and said to them that followed, Ve- also; for they are God's ministers, rily I say unto you, I have not found attending continually upon this very so great faith, no not in Israel. And thing. Render, therefore, to all I say unto you, that many shall their dues; tribute to whom t'ibute come from the east and west, and is due, custom to whom custom, skall sit down with Abraham, and fear to whom fear, honour to whom Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom honour. of heaven : But the children of the The Gospel. St. Matt. viii. 23. kingdon shall be cast out into outer AND when he was entered into and guashing of teeth. And Jesus him. And behold, there arose a said unto the Centurion, Go thy great tempest in the sea, insomuch way, and as thou hast believed, so be that the ship was covered with the it done unto thee. And his servant waves; but he was asleep. And was healed in the self-same hoar. his disciples came to him, and awoke
him, saying, Lord, save us, we perThe fourth Sunday after the ish. And he saith unto them, Why Epiphany.
are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? The Collect.
Then he arose, and rebuked the O be the , 1 in the midst of so many and great calm. But the men marvel
led, saying, What manner of manquarrel against any; even as Christ is this, that even the winds and the forgave you, so also do ye. And, sea obey him? And when he was above all these things, put on Charicome to the other side, into the ty, which is the bond of perfectness. country of the Gergesenes, there And let the peace of God rule in met him two possessed with devils, your hearts, to the which also ye coming out of the tombs, exceeding are called in one body; and be ye fierce, so that no man might pass Chankful. Let the word of Christ by that way. And behold, they dwell in you richly in all wisdom; cried out, saying, What have we to teaching and admonishing one anodo with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God?sther in psalms, and hymns, and spi. art thou come hither to torment us ritual songs; singing with grace in before the time? And there was a your hearts to the Lord. And whatgood way off from them an herd of soever ye do in word or deed, do many swine, feeding. So the de-all in the name of the Lord Jesus; vils besought him, saying, If thou giving thanks to God and the Facast as out, suffer us to go away into ther by him. the herd of swine. And he said The Gospel. St. Matt. xiii. 24. unto them, Gorhandewhin
the THE kingdom of heaven is liken, herd of swine; and behold, the good seed in his field. But while whole her of swine ran violently men slept, his enemy came and down a steep place into the sea, and sowed tares among the wheat, and perished in the waters. And they went his way. But when the blade that kept them fled, and went their was sprung up, and brought forth ways into the city, and told every fruit, then appeared the tares also. thing, and what was befallen to the So the servants of the householder possessed of the devils. And became and said unto him, Sir, didist hold, the whole city came out to not thou sow good seed in thy field? meet Jesus; and when they saw from whence then hath it tares? him, they besought him, that he He said unto them, An enemy hath would depart out of their coasts. done this. The servants said unto
him, Wilt thou then that we go and The fifth Sunday after the gather them up? But he said, Nay; Epiphany.
lest, while ye gather up the tares, The Collect.
ye root up also the wheat with them. thy Church and Household harvest; and in the time of harvest continually in thy true religion, that I will say to the reapers, Gather ye they who do lean only upon the together first the tares, and bind hope of thy heavenly grace, may them in bundles to burn them; but evermore bc defended by thy migh- gather the wheat into my barn. ty power, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The sixth Sunday after the *The Epistle. Col. iii. 12.
Epiphany. on therefore (as the elect of
The Collect. God, holy and beloved) bowels God, whose blessed Son was of mercies, kindness, humbleness of manifested that he might de. mind, meekness, long-suffering ; stroy the works of the devil, and forbearing one another, and forgir- make us the sons of God, and heirs ing one another, if any man have alof eternal life; grant us, we beseech