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told them by the shepherds.
But and to make all men see what is the Mary kept all these things, and pon- fellowship of the mystery, which dered them in her heart. And the from the beginning of the world hath shepherds returned, glorifying and been hid in God, who created all praising God for all the things that things by Jesus CHRIST: to the they had heard and seen, as it was intent that now unto the principalitold unto them. And when eight ties and powers in heavenly places days were accomplished for the cir. might be known, by the Church, the cumcising of the child, his name was manifold wisdom of God, according called JESUS, which was so named to the eternal purpose which he pur. of the angel before he was conceived posed in CHRIST JEsus our Lörd; in the womb.
in whom we have boldness and access 1 The scme Collect, Epistle, and Gospel, shall with confidence by the faith of him. serve for every day after, unto the Epiphany.
The Gospel. St. Matt. ii. 1.
WHEN JESUS was born in BethTHE EPIPHANY, OR THE MANI.
lehem of Judea, in the days of Herod FESTATION OF CHRIST TO THE
the king, behold, there came wise GENTILES.
men from the east to Jerusalem, say. The Collect.
ing, Where is he that is born king of O GOD, who by the leading of a the Jews ? for we have seen his star Star didst manifest thy only begotten in the east, and are conie to worship Son to the Gentiles ; niercifully grant him. When Herod the king had heard that we, who know thee now by faith, these things, he was troubled, and all may after this life have the fruition Jerusalem with him. And when he of thy glorious GODHEAD, through had gathered all the chief priests and JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen. scribes of the people together, he
deinanded of them where CHRIST The Epistle. Ephes. iii. 1. should be born. And they said unto FOR this cause, I Paul, the pri- him, in Bethlehem vf Judea : for thus soner of Jesus Christ for you Gen- it is written by the prophet, And tiles; if ye have heard of the dispen-thou Bethlehem in the land of Juda, sation of the grace of God, which is art not the least among the princes given me to you-ward: how that by of Juda; for out of thee shall come a revelation he made known 'unto me Governor that shall rule my people the mystery (as I wrote afore in few Israel. Then Herod, when he had words, whereby, when ye read, ye privily called the wise men, inquired may understand my knowledge in the of them diligently what time the mystery of CHRIST) which in other star appeared. And he sent them to ages was not made known unto the Bethlehem, and said, Go, and search sons of men, as it is now revealed diligently for the young child, and unto his holy apostles and prophets when ye have found him, bring me by the SPIRIT ; that the Gentiles word again, that I may come and should be fellow-heirs, and of the worship him also. When they had same body, and partakers of his pro- hcard the king, they departed; and mise in CHRIST, by the Gospel : lo, the star which they saw in the whereof I was made a minister, ac east went before them, till it came cording to the gift of the grace of and stood over where the young child God, given unto me by the effectual was. When they saw the star, they working of his power. Unto me, rejoiced with exceeding great joy. who am less than the least of all And when they were come into the saints, is this grace given that I house, they saw the young child with should preach among the Gentiles Mary his mother, and fell down and the unsearchable riches of Christ;l worshipped him: and when they had
opened their treasures, they present-supposing him to have been in the ed unto him gifts; gold, and frankin. company, went a day's journey, and cense, and myrrh. And being warn- they sought him among their kinsfolk ed of God in a dream, that they and acquaintance. And when they should not return to Herod, they de- found him not, they turned back again parted into their own country another to Jerusalem, seeking him. And it way.
came to pass, that after tlıree days
they found him in the temple, THE FIRST SUNDAY AFTER THE sitting in the midst of the doc EPIPHANY.
tors, both hearing them, and asking
them questions. And all that beard The Collect.
him were astonished at his under. O LORD, we beseech thee mer. standing and answers. And when cifully to receive the prayers of thy they saw him they were amazed : people who call upon thee; and grant and his mother said unto him, Son, that they may both perceive and why, hast thou thus dealt with us i know what things they ought to do, behold, thy father and I have sought and also may have grace and power thee sorrowing: And he said unto faithfully to fulfil the same, through thena, How is it that ye sought me ? JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen
ye not that I must be about my
Father's business? And they under The Epistle. Rom. xii. 1.
stood not the saying which he spake I BESEECH you therefore, unto them. And he went down with brethren, by the mercies of God, them, and came to Nazareth, and was that ye present your bodies a living subject unto them: but his mother sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto GOD, kept all these sayings in her heart. which is your reasonable service. And Jesus increased in wisdom, And be not conformed to this world, and stature, and in favor with God but be ye transformed by the renew and man. ing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER THE and perfect will of God. For I say, through the grace given unto me, to
The Collect. every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than ALMIGHTY and everlasting he ought to think, but to think so. God, who dost govern all things in berly, according as God hath dealt to hcaven and earth; mercifully hear every man the measure of faith. For the supplications of thy people, and as we have many members in one grant us thy peace all the days of body, and all members have not the our life, through JESUS CHRIST Our same office; so we, being many, are Lord. 'Amen. one body in CHRIST, and every one members one of another.
The Epistle. Rom. xii. 6. The Gospel. St. Luke ii. 41.
HAVING then gifts, differing ac
cording to the grace that is given to NOW his parents went to Jerusa. us, whether prophecy, let us prophery lem every year at the feast of the according to the proportion of faith ; passover. And when he was twelve or ministry, let us wait on our minis. years old, they went up to Jerusalemn, tering; or he that teacheth, on teach. after the custom of the feast. And ing; or he that exhorteth, on exhortawhen they had fulfilled the days, as tion: he that giveth, let hiin do it with they returned, the child Jesus tarried simplicity; he that ruleth, with dili. behind in Jerusalem ; and Joseph and gence; he that showeth mercy, with his mother knew not of it. But they, Icheerfulness. Let love be without
dissimulation. Abhor that which is | THE THIRD SUNDAY AFTER THE evil, cleave to that which is good. Be
EPIPHANY. kindly affectioned one to another with
The Collect. brotherly love in honor preferring one another: nət slothful in business ; God, mercifully look upon our in
ALMIGHTY and everlasting fervent in spirit; serving the LORD; firmities, and in all our dangers and rejoicing in hope ; patient in tribula- necessities stretch forth thy right tion; continuing instant in prayer; hand to help and defend 118, through distributing to the necessity of saints ; JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen. given to hospitality. Bless them which persecute you; bless, and The Epistle. Rom. xii. 16. curse not. Rejoice with them that BE not wise in
your own conceits. do rejoice, and weep with them that Recompense to no man evil for evil. weep. Be of the same mind one Provide things honest in the sight of toward another. Mind not high all men. If it be possible, as much things, but condescend to men of low as lieth in you, live peaceably with
all men. Dearly beloved, ayenge The Gospel. St. John ii. 1. not yourselves, but rather give place
unto wrath; for it is written, VenAND the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee, and the the LORD. Therefore, if thine ene
geance is mine; I will repay, saith mother of JESUS was there. And
my hunger, feed him; if he thirst, both Jesus was called, and his dis- give him drink : for in so doing thou ciples, to the marriage. And when shalt heap coals of fire on his head. they wanted wine, the mother of Be not overcome of evil, but overcome Jesus saith unto him, They have no evil with good. wine. JESUS saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee ? The Gospel. St. Matt. yiii. 1. mine hour is not yet come. His WHEN he was come down from mother saith unto the servants, What the mountain, great multitudes fol. soever he saith unto you, do it. And lowed him. And behold, there came there were set there six water-pots a leper and worshipped him, saying, of stone, after the manner of the pu. Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make rifying of the Jews, containing two me clean. And Jesus put forth his or three firkins apiece. Jesus saith hand, and touched him, saying, I unto them, Fill the water-pots with will, be thou clean. And immedi. water. And they filled them up to ately his leprosy was cleansed. And the brim. And he saith unto them, Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell Draw out now, and bear unto the no man, but go thy way, show thy: governor of the feast. And they bare self to the priest, and offer the gift
When the ruler of the feast had that Moses commanded for a testitasted the water that was made wine, mony unto them. And when Jesus and knew not whence it was (but the was entered into Capernaum, there servants which drew the water knew) came unto him a Centurion, beseechthe governor of the feast called the ing him, and saying, Lord, my ser. bridegroom, and saith unto him, vant lieth at home sick of the palsy, Every man at the beginning doth grievously tormented. And Jesus set forth good wine, and when men saith unto him, I will come and heal have well drunk, then that which is him, The Centurion answered and worse : but thou hast kept the good said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou wine until now. This beginning of shouldest conie under my roof; but miracles did Jesus in Cana of Gali. speak the word only, and my servant lee, and manifested forth his glory, shall be healed. For I am a man and his disciples believed on him. under authority, having soldiers un.
der me; and I say unto this man, wrath upon him that doeth evil Go, and he goeth; and to another, Wherefore ye must needs be subject, Come, and he cometh; and to my not only for wrath, but also for conservant, Do this, and he doeth it. science sake. For, for this cause When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, pay ye tribute also; for they are and said to them that followed, Verily God's ministers, attending continu. I say unto you, I have not found so ally upon this very thing. Render, great faith, not not in Israel. And I therefore, to all their dues ; tribute say unto you, that many shall come to whom tribute is due, custom to from the east and west, and shall sit whom custom, fear to whom fear, down with Abraham, and Isaac, and honor to whom honor. Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven:
St. Matt. viii. 23. but the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness; there AND when he was entered into a shall be weeping and gnashing of ship, his disciples followed him. And teeth. And Jesus said unto the behold, there arose a great tempest Centurion, Go thy way, and as thou in the sea, insomuch that the ship hast believed, so be it done unto thee. was covered with the waves; but he And lis servant was healed in the was asleep. And his disciples came self-same hour.
to him and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us, we perish. And he saith
unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye THE FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER THE of little faith? Then he arose, and EPIPHANY.
rebuked the winds and the sea, and The Collect.
there was a great calm. But the
men marvelled, saying, What man. O GOD, who knowest us to be set ner of man is this, that even the winds in the midst of so many and great and the sea obey him? And when dangers, that by reason of the frailty he was come to the other side, into of our nature we cannot always stand the country of the Gergesenes, there upright; grant to us such strength met him two possessed with devils, and protection, as may support us in coming out of the tombs, exceeding all dangers, and carry us through all fierce, so that no man might pass by temptations, through Jesus CHRIST that way. And behold, they cried our Lord. Amen.
out, saying, What have we to do with
thee, JESUS, thou Son of God? art The Epistle. Rom. xiii. 1.
thou come hither to torment us beLET every soul be subject unto fore the time? And there was a good the higher powers; for there is no way off from them a herd of many power but of God: the powers that swine, feeding. So the devils bebe are ordained of God. Whoso sought him, saying, If thou cast us ever, therefore, resisteth the power, out, suffer us to go away into the resisteth the ordinance of GOD : and herd of swine. Ånd he said unto they that resist, 'shall receive to them them, Go. And when they were selves damnation. For rulers are not come out, they went into the herd of a terror to good works, but to the evil. swine ; and behold, the whole herd Wilt thou then not be afraid of the of swine ran violently down a steep power ? do that which is good, and place into the sea, and perished in thou shalt have praise of the same: the waters.
And they that kept for he is the minister of GOD to thee them fled, and went their ways into for good. But if thou do that which the city, and told every thing, and is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not what was befallen to the possessed the sword in vain : for he is the mi- of the devils. And behold, the whole nister of God, a revenger to executel city came out to meet Jesus; and
when they saw him, they besought|hath done this. The servants said him, that he would depart out of their unto him, Wilt thou then that we go
and gather them up? But he said,
Nay; lest, while ye gather up the THE FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER THE tares, ye root up also the wheat with EPIPHANY.
them. Let both grow together until
the harvest; and in the time of har. The Collect.
vest I will O LORD, we beseech thee to keep ye together
first the tares, and bind
say to the reapers, Gather thy Church and Household continu. them in bundles to burn them; but ally in thy true religion, that they gather the wheat into my barn. who do lean only upon the hope of thy heavenly grace, may evermore be defended by thy mighty power, THE SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER THE through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.
O GOD, whose blessed Son was PUT on therefore (as the elect of manifested that he might destroy the GOD, holy and beloved) bowels of works of the devil, and make us the mercies, kindness, humbleness of sons of God, and heirs of eternal mind, meekness, long-suffering; for life ; grant us, we beseech thee, that bearing one another, and forgiving having this hope, we may purify our. one another, if any man have a quar- selves, even as he is pure; that when rel against any; even as CHRIST he shall appear again with power and forgave you, so also do ye. And, great glory, we may be made like above all these things, put on charity, unto him in his eternal and glorious which is the bond of perfectness. kingdom; where, with thee, O FA. And let the peace of God rule in THER, and thee, O Holy Ghost, your hearts, to the which also ye are he liveth and reigneth, ever one called in one body; and be ye thank God, world without end. Amen. ful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teach.
The Epistle, 1 John iii. 1.
BEHOLD what manner of love ing and admonishing one another in psalms, and hymns, and spiritual the Father hath bestowed npon us, songs ; singing with grace in your
that we should be called the sons of hearts to the LORD. And whatso. God; therefore the world knoweth ever ye do in word or deed, do all in us not, because it knew him not. the name of the LORD JESUS; giv. Beloved, now are we the sons of ing thanks to God and the Father God; and it doth not yet appear
what we shall be: but we know, that
when he shall appear, we shall be The Gospel St. Matt. xiii. 24.
like him; for we shall see him as he THE kingdom of heaven is likened is. And every man that hath this unto a man which sowed good seed hope in him purifieth himself, even in his field. But while men slept, as he is pure. Whosoever commit. his enemy came and sowed tares teth sin, transgresseth also the law; among the wheat, and went his way. for sin is the transgression of the law. But when the blade was sprung up, And ye know that he was manifested and brought forth fruit, then appeared to take away our sins; and in him is the tares also. So the servants of the no sin. Whosoever abideth in him, householder came and said unto him, sinneth not: whosoever sinneth, hath Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in not seen him, neither known him. thy field ? from whence then hath it Little children, let no man deceive taros ? He said unto them, an enemy Iyou: he that doeth righteousness is