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cuss and suddenly there Mined himn how great things he must round about him a light from fuffer for my Name's sake. And heaven. And he fell to the earth, Ananias went his way, and enand heard a voice, saying unto tered into the house, and puta him, Saul, Saul, why perlecutest ting his hands on him, said, Brothou me? and he said, Who art ther Saul, the Lord, even Jesus thou, Lord ? and the Lord said, that appeared unto thee in the : I am Jesus whom thou perse- way as thou camest, hath sent cutest: It is hard for thee to me that thou mightest receive kick against the pricks. And he thy sight, and be hilled with the trembling and altonished, said, Holy Ghoft. And immediately Lord, what wilt thou have me there fell from his eyes as it had to do? And the Lord said unto been scales : and he received him, Arise, and go into the city, fight forthwith, and arose, and and it shall be told thee what was baptized. And when he bad thou must do. And the men received meat, he was strengthwhich journeyed with him, stood ened. Then was Saul certain fpeechless, hearing a voice, but days with the disciples which seeing no man. And Saul arose were at Damascus. And straightfrom the earth : and when his way he preached Christ in the eyes were opened, he saw po synagogues, that he is the Son man : but they led him by the of God. But all that heard him hand, and brought him into Da were amazed, and said, Is not mascus. And he was three days this he that destroyed them without fight, and neither did which called on this Name in eat nor drink. And there was a Jerusalem, and came hither for certain disciple at Damascus, that intent that he might bring named Ananias; and to him them bound unto the chief said the Lord in a vifion, Ana- priests? But Saul increased the nias. And he said, Behold, I am more in Irength, and conhere, Lord. And the Lord said founded the Jews which dwelt unto him, Arise, and go into the at Damafcus, proving that this street which is called Straight, is very Christ. and enquire in the house of Ju Tbé Gospel. S. Matth, 19:27,

PETE Refan Weed and foreid have fus : for behold, he prayeth; and to Jesus, Behold, we hath seen in a vifion a man forsaken all and followed thee : named Ananias coming in, and what ihall we have therefore ? putting his hand on him, that And Jesus said unto themi, Verihe might receive his fight. Thenly I say unto you, that ye which Ananias answered, Lord, I have have followed me in the regeneheard by many of this man, how ration, when the Son of man much evil he hath done to thy Mall fit in the throne of his glo. saints at Jerusalem. And here ry, ye also shall fit upon twelve he hath authority from the chief thrones, judging the twelve priests to bind all that call on tribes of Israel. And every one thy Name. But the Lord said that hath forsaken houses, or unto him, Go thy way: for he brethren, or fifters, or father, is a chosen vessel unto me, to or mother, or wife, or children, bear my Name before the Gen or lands, for my Name's fake, tiles, and kings, and the chil-sall receive an hundred-fold, dren of Israel. For I will shew and Thall inherit eternal life

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But many that are first Thall be The Gospel, S. Luke 2. 23. last, and the last shall be first.

ND when the days of her The Presentation of Christ in the the law of Mofes, were accom

purification, according to Temple, commonly called, The plished, they brought him to Purification of Saint Mary, the Jerusalem to present him to the Virgin.

Lord : (as it is written in the The Collect.

law of the Lord, every male Lmightyand everliving God, that openeth the womb, shall Majesty, that as thy only-be- to offer a sacrifice, according gotten Son was this day pre- to that which is said in the law sented in the temple in fub- of the Lord, A pair of turtle. Ntance of our fein ; so we may doves, or two young pigeons, be presented unto thee with And behold, there was a man pure and clean hearts, by the in Jerusalem, whose name was same thy Son Jesus Christ our Simeon : and the same man was Lord. Amen.

just and devout, waiting for the For the Epiftle. Mal. 3. 1. consolation of Israel; and the

senger, and he shall prepare it was revealed unto him by the the way before me : and the Holy Ghost, that he should not Lord whom ye seek shall sud- see death, before he had seen the denly come to his temple; even Lord's Christ. And he came by the messenger of the covenant the Spirit into the temple: and whom ýe delight in; behold, he when the parents brought in the Mall come, faith the Lord of child Jefus, to do for him after hosts. But who may abide the the custom of the law, then took day of his coming and who he him up in his arms, and bleilMáll stand when he appeareth ? ed God, and said, Lord, now letfor he is like a refiner's fire, and test thou thy servant depart in like fullers sope. And he Tall peace, according to thy word : fit as a refiner and purifier of For mine eyes have seen thy fal. filver : and he shall purify the vation, which thou haft prepa. sons of Levi, and purge them as red before the face of all people; gold and silver, that they may a light to lighten the Gentiles, offer unto the Lord an offering and the glory of thy people Ilin righteousness. Then Mall the rael. And Jofeph and his mother offerings of Judah and Jerusa- marvelled at those things which lem be pleasant unto the Lord, were spoken of him. And Sime. as in the days of old, and as in on blessed them, and said unto former years. And I will come Mary his mother, Behold, this near to you to judgement; and child is set for the fall and rising I will be a swift witness against again of many in Israel, and for the forcerers, and against the a sign which shall be fpoken a. adulterers, and against false gainst; (yea, a sword thall pierce fwearers, and against those that through thy own foul also,) that opprefs the hireling in his wa- the thoughts of many hearts ges, the widow and the father- may be revealed. And there was Ters, and that turn aside the one Anna, a prophetess, the stranger from his right, and fear daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe not me, faith the Lord of hosts. of Afer; the was of a great age,

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and had lived with an husband the dwellers at Jerusalem : info seven years from her virginity: much as that ħeld is called in and she was a widow of about their proper tongue, Aceldama, fourscore and four years, which that is to say, the field of blood. departed not from the temple, For it is written in the book of but served God with fastings Psalms, Let his habitation be and prayers night and day. And defolate, and let no man dwell the coming in that instant, gave therein: and his bishoprick lec thanks likewise unto the Lord, another take. Wherefore of and fpake of him to all them these men which have compani. that loked for redemption in ed with us all the time that the Jerusalem. And when they had Lord Jesus went in and out aperformed all things, according mong us, beginning from the to the law of the Lord, they re- baptısm of John, unto that same turned into Galilee, to their own day that he was taken up from city Nazareth. And the child us, must one be ordained to be a grew, and waxed ftrong in fpi- witness with us of his resurrecs rit, filled with wisdom: and the tion. And they appointed two, grace of God was upon him. Joseph called Barsabas, who was

surnamed Justus, and MatthiSaint Matthias's Day. as. And they prayed, and said, Tbe Collect.

Thou Lord, which knowest the Almighty God, - who into hearts of all men, Mew whether

the place of the traitor Ju. of these two thou hast choren: das, didit choose thy faithful fer. that he may take part of this vant Matthias to be of the num. ministry, and apostleship, from her of the twelve Apoitles; which Judas by transgreffion Grant that thy Church being fell, that he might go to his always preserved from falle own place. And they gave forth Apotles, may be ordered and their lots : and the lot fell upon guided by faithful and true pa- Matthias; and he was number. lors, through Jesus Christ our ed with the eleven Apostles, Lord. Amen.

The Gospel. S. Matth, 11.25. For the Epiftle. Acts 1.15.

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and found one of liis being confident of this very vants, who owed hir: inasmuch as both in my bonds, tience with me, ani? and in the defence and confir- thee all. And he wou! fus Christ. And this I pray, that forry, and came and!

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Lord, have patience remembrance of you, always lord of that servant in every prayer of mine for you with compasiion, all, making request with joy, for him, and forgave hin. your fellowihip in the Guspel But the fame servant from the first day until now: a good work in you, will per- on him, and took hili form it until the day of Jesus throat, saying, Payne Chrift: even as it is meet for Owent. And his fello me to think this of you all, be- feli down at his feet, cause I have you in my heart, fought him, saying, mation of the Gospel, ye are all

went and cast him 1,'t partakers of my grace. For God till he should pay the is my record how greatly I long when his fellow fer? alter you all in the bowels of Je- what was done, tho" your love may abound yet more their lord all that! and more in knowledge, and in Then his lord, after all judgement ; That ye may

called him, said unde approve things that are excel thou wicked fervant lent; that ye may be fincere and thee all that debt, bt without oßence till the day of desiredit me: should Chrift; beiog filled with the also have had compat! fruits of righteousness, which fellow-fervant, even are by Jesus Christ, unto the pity on thee? and h glory and praise of God.

wroth, and delivere The Gospel. S. Matth. 18. 21. tormentors, till liv PETER faid unto Jesus, Lord, all that was due un against me, and I forgive him? ther do also unto yo til feven times? Jesus faith unyour hearts forgiven to him, I fay not unto thee, his brother their trei Until feven times'; but until sea venty times seven. Therefore is

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branches. He that abideth in me and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit : for without

me ye can do nothing. If a man d abide not in me, he is cast forth

as a branch, and is withered: and menga her them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burn ed. If ye abide in me, and my

words abide in you, ye Mall ask i what ye will, and it shall be

done unto you. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; Tall ye be my disciples. As the Father hath isved me, so have I loved you : continue ye in my love, if ye keep my commandments, yc Pall abide in my love: even as I have kept my Father's com. mandments, and abide in his Love. These things have I spok. en unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. S. Philip and S. James's Day.

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to know is everlasting life; Grant us perfectly to know thy

Son Jesus Chriit to be the way, I the truth, and the life; that fol.

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postle, Saint Philip and Saint ! James, we may stedfastly walk

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nal life, through the same thy in Son Jesus Chritt our Lord. Amen.

The Epiftle. S. James 1. I. AMES a servant of God, and

of the Lord Jesus Christ, to le the twelve tribes which are scatstred abroad, gre.ting, My brę.

rethren, count it all joy when yo :h I fall into divers temptations ;

in knowing this, that the trying of nch your faith worketh patience.

But let patience have her perfect no work, that ye may be perfect at in and entire, wanting nothing. If othie any of you lack wisdom, leč him

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