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redeemed from the earth. These The Sunday afterCl»ristmas-Day. rare they which were not defiled
The Collet. with women, for they are vir. Lmighty God, who hast low the Lamb whithersoever he ten Son to take our nature upgoeth: these were redeemed-on him, and as at this time to from among men, being the be born of a pureVirgin; Grant the Lamb. And in their mouth made thy children by adoption was found no guile; for they and grace, may daily be reneware without fault before the ed by thy Holy Spirit, through throne of God.
the same our Lord Jesus Christ,
- who liveth and reigneth with The Gospel. S. Matth. 2. 13. thee and the fame Spirit, exer
"He angel of the Lord ap- one God, world without ench dream, saying, Arife and takes The Epiftle. Gal. 4. 1. the young child, and his mo Owl'say, that the heir as ther, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee teretis nothing froin a fervant, word; for Herod will seek the though he be lord of all; but young child to destroy him. is under tutors and governors, When he arose, he cook the until the time appointed of the young child, and his mother by father. Even so we, when we night, and departed into Egypt, were children were in bondage and was there until the death under the elements of the of Herod ; that it might be ful. world : but when the 'fulness filled which was spoken of the of the time was come, God Lord by the prophet, saying, fent' orth - his-Son, made of a Out of Egypt have I called my woman, made under the law, Son. Then Herod when he to redeem them that were un. faw that he was mocked of the der the law, that we might're. wise-men,was exceeding wroth, çeive the adoption of sons. And and fent forth, and new all the because ye are fons, God hath children chat were in Bethle- fent forth the Spiric of his Son hem, and in all the coasts there- into your hearts, crying; Abba, of, from two years old and un- Father. Wherefore thou art no der, according to the time more a servant, but'a fon which he had diligently enqui- if a son, then an heir of God red of the wise-men. Then was through Christ. fulfilled that which was spoken The Gospel. S. Matth. 1. 18. by Teenage the prophet,
saying. The birth of theus Chrift heard, lamentation, and weep, as his mother Marywas espoused ing, and great mourning, Rao to Joseph (before they came ehel weeping for her children, together) The was found with and would not be comforted, child of the Holy Ghost. Then because they are not. Joseph her husband being a
celled is the man to whom made known abroad the saying
juft man, and not willing to fin. Comech this blessedness make her a publick example, then upon the circumcision on. was minded to put her away ly, or upon the uncircumcision privily. But while he thought allo ? For we say, that faith on these things, behold, the was reckoned to Abraham for angel of the Lord appeared un- righteousness. How was it then to him in a dream, saying, Jo- reckoned? when he was in cirfeph thou son of David, fear cumcision, or in uncircumcifio not to take unto thee Mary thy on? not în circumcision, but in wife ; for that which is con- uncircumcifion. And he recei. ceived in her is of the Holy ved the sign of circumcision, a Ghoft. And she shall bring forth seal of the righteousness of the a Son, and thou shalt call his faith, which he had yet being name Jesus ; for he shall fave uncircumcised ; that he might his people from their fins. be the father of all them that (Now all this was done that it believe, though they be noč might be fulfilled which was circumcised; that righteousness spoken of the Lord by the pro- might be imputed unto them phet, saying, Behold, a Virgin also: And the father of cirThall be with child, and shall cumcision to them who are not bring forth a Son, and they of the circumcision only, but shall call his name Emmanuel, also walk in the steps of that which being interpreted, is faith of our father Abraham, God with us.) Then Jofeph wliich he had being yet incir being raised from sleep, did as cumcised. For the promise,
the angel of the Lord had bide that he should be the heir of 1
den him, and cook unto him the world, was not to Abraham his wife : and knew her not till or to his reed, through the law,
the had brought forth her first, but through the righteousner's is
born Son, and he called his of faith. For if they wlrich are name Jesus.
of the law be heirs, faith is
made puid, and the promise d
The Circumcifion of Christ. made of none effect.
The Gospel. S. Luke 2. 15.
Nd it came to pass, as the cumcised, and obedient to the from them into heaven, the d
law for man; Grant us the true shepherds said one to another, circumcision of the Spirit, that Let lis now go even unto Bechó our hearts and all our members Tehem, and sec this thing which being mortified from all world. is come to pass, which the Lordi Ty, and carnal lufts, we may in hath made known - unto us. all things obey thy blessed will, and they came with hafte, and through the same thy Son Jesus found Mary and Joseph,and the Christ our Lord. Amen. babe lying in a manger. And The Epistle. Rom. 4. 8. when they had seen it, they the Lord will nor impute which was sold' thém concern.
emie bilete de Sion to be cita A angels were gone away
ing this child. And all they and Prophets by the Spirit; that heard it, wondered at those That the Gentiles should be things which were told them fellow-heirs, and of the same by the shepherds. But Mary body, and partakers of his prokept all these things, and pon- mile in Christ, by the Gospel: dered them in her heart. And whereof I was made a minister, the shepherds returned,glorify- according to the gift of the ing and praising God for all the grace of God given unto me things that they had heard and by the effeétual working of his seen, as it was told unto them. power. Unto me, who arn less And when eight days were ac- than the least of all saints, is complified for thecircumcising this grace given, that I should of the child, his name was called preach among the Gentiles the JESUS, which was so named unsearchable riches of Christ, of the angel before he was con- and to make all men see, what ceived in the womb,
is the fellowship of thy myfteThe same Collect, Epistle and ry, which from the beginning Gospel
jhall serve for every day of the world hath been hid in after, unto the Epiphany. God, who created all things by
Jesus Chrift : To the intent The Epiphany, or the Manifesta- that now unto the principalition if Christ to the Gentiles. ties and powers in heavenly The Collect.
places, might be known by the O
God, who by the leading church the manifold wisdom of only begotten Son to the Gen- purpose which he purposed in tiles; Mercifully grant, that Christ Jesus our Lord. In we which know thee now by whom we have boldness and faith, may after this life have access with confidence by the the fruition of thy glorious faith of him. Godhead, through Jesus Christ The Goffel. S. Matth. 2. T. our Lord. Amen. .
Judea, F Or this cause, I Paul the in the days of Herod the king,
prisoner of Jesus Christ for behold, there came wife-men you Gentiles; if ye have heard from the eaft to Jerusalem, fayof the dispensation of the grace ing, Where is he that is born of God, which is given me to King of the Jews ? for we have you-ward : how that by revela- seen his star in the east, and tion he made known unto me are come to worship him, the mystery (as I wrote afore When Herod the king had in few words, where by when heard these things, lie was trouye read ye may understand my bled, and all Jerusalem with knowledge in the myftery of him. And when he had gaClarift ) which in other age's thered all the chief priests and was not made known unto the scribes of the people cogether, fons of men, as it is now re- he demanded of them, where vealed unto his holy Apostles Chaist should be born. And
they said unto him, In Bethle- know what things they ought hen of Judea: Fór thus it is to do, and also may have grace written by the prophet, And and power faithfully to fulfil thou Bethlehem in the land of the fame, through Jesus Christ Juda, art not the least among our Lord. Amen. the princes of Juda: For out : The Epiftle. Rom. 12. 1. of thee Thall coine a Governor befeech you therefore, brerael. Then Herod, when he God, that ye present your bohad privily called 'the wise. dies a living sacrifice, holy, acmen, enquired of them dili. ceptable unto God, which is gently what time the star ap- your reason-ble service. And peared. And he sent them to be not conformed to this world; Bethlehem, and said, Gs, and but be ye transformed by the search diligently for the young renewing of your mind, that ye child, and when ye have found may prove what is that goud, him, bring me word again, that and acceptable, and perfect I may come and worship him will of God. För I say, through also. When they had heard the grace given unto me, to the king, they departed; and every man that is among you, ļo, the itar which they saw not to think of himself more in the east, went before them, highly than he ought to think, till it came and stood over but to think soberly, according where the young child was. as God hath dealt to every When they saw the Itar, they man the measure of faith. For rejoyced with exceeding great as we have many members in joy. And when they were come one body, and all members have into the house, they saw the not the lame office; so we young child with Mary his mo- being many are one body in ther, and fell down and wor. Christ, and every one members Shipped him: and when they one of another. had opened their treasures, they The
Gospel. S. Luke 2. 41. and frankincense, and myrrh. And being warned of God in the feast of the passover. And a dream, that they fhould not when he was twelve years old, return to Herod, they departed they went up to Jerusalem after into their own country another the custom of the feast. And way.
when they had fulfilled the
days, as they returned, the The firft Sunday after the Epi- child Jesus tarried behind in 6 tháng.
3 Jerusalem, and Joseph and his · The Colle 7.
mother knew not of it. But Lord, we beleech thee they suppofing him to have prayers of thy people which days journey, and they fought call upon thee, and grant that him among their kinsfolk and they may both perceive and acquaintance. And when shey
presented unto him gifts, soid, N Jerusalem every year a
found him not,
t, they turned on our ministring; or he that back again to Jerusalem, feek. teacheth, on teaching'; or he ing him. And it came to pass that exhorreth, on exhortation: that after chrec days they found he that giveth, let him do it him in the temple, sitting in with simplicity; he thatruleth, the midst of the doctors, both with diligence; he that thewa hearing them, and asking them eth mercy; with cheerfulness. questions. And all that heard Ler love be without diffimula: him were astonished at his una sion. Abhor that which is evil, derstanding and answers. And cleave to that which is good when they saw him, they were Be kindly affectioned one to amazed : and his mother said another with brotherly love, unto him, Son, why haft thou in honour preferring one ano. thus dealt with us? behold, ther: not nothful in business ; thy father and I have fought fervent in spirit; serving the thee forrowing. And he faid Lord; rejoycing in hope'; pa. änto them, How is it that ye tient in tribulation; continuing fought me wist ye not that inftant in prayer; distributing I must be about my Fathers to the necessity of saints ; gibusiness? And they understood ven to hospitality. Bless them nor the saying which he spake which perfecute you,
;-bless and anto them. And he went down curse not Rejoyce with them with them, and came to Na- that do rejoyce, and weep zareth, and was subject unto with them that weep. Be of them: but his mother kepe all the same mind one towards ab thefe fayings in her heart. And nother. Mind not high things, Jesus increased in'wisdom and but condescend to men of low ftature, and in favour with estate. 3 ay God and man."
The Gospel. S. John 2. 1. E- A
was a marriage in Caña of piphany.
Galilee, and the mother of Je The Collect.
sus was there. And both Jesus Lmighty and everlasting was called and his disciples to things in heaven and earth j wanted wine, the mother of Jé Mercifully hear the supplicaó sus faith unto him, They have tions of thy people, and grant no wine. Jefus faith unto her, us thy peace all the days of our Woman, what have I to do life, through Jesus Christ our with thee? mine hour is not Lord. Amen.
. yet come. His mother faith The Epistle. Rom. 12. 6. untou, the servants,? Whatro
Aving then gifts, differing ever he faith, unto you, do it. that is given to us, cwhether water-pots of ftone, after the prophecy, let us prophecy ace manner of the piirifying of the cording to the proportion of Jews, containing two or three faith ; or ministry, let us wait firkins apiece. Jesús faith unto
The fecond Sunday after the E. And the third day there