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heart : and ye shall find reft un- hould be. And the angel faid to your souls. For my yoke is unto her, Fear not, Mary; for easy, and my burden is light. thou hast found favour with

God. And behold, thou shalt The Annunciation of the blessed conceive in thy womb, and Virgin Mary.

bring forth a Son, and shalt call The Collect,

his name Jefus. He shall be WE , , be

pour thy grace into our of the Highest : and the Lord hearts; that as we have known God shall give unto him the the Incarnation of thy Son Je. throne of his father David. And fus Christ by the message of an he shall reign over the house of angel ; fo by his cross and pas. Jacob for ever; and of his kingfion we may be brought unto dom there shall be no end. Then the glory of his refurrection, faid Mary unto the angel, How through the fame Jesus Christ shall this be, seeing I know not our Lord. Amer.

a man! And the angel answerFor the Epiftle. Isaiah 7. 10.

ed and said unto her, The Holy (Oreover, the Lord spake a.

Ghost shall come upon thee, and Ask thee a sign of the Lord thy overlhadow thee : therefore alGod; ask it either in the depth, so that holy thing which thall or in the height above. But A haz be born of thee, shall be called said, I will not ask, neither will the Son of God. And behold, I tempt the Lord. And he said, thy cousin Elizabeth, she hath alHear je now, O house of David; so conceived a son in her old age: Is it a small thing for you to and this is the fixth month with weary men, but will ye weary her who was called barren. For my God also ? Therefore the with God nothing shall be im. Lord himself shall give you a poffible. And Mary said, Behold fign; Behold a Virgin Mall con- the handmaid of the Lord; be it ceive, and hear a son, and shall unto me according to thy word call his name Immanuel. Butter And the angel departed from her. and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil,

Saint Mark's Day. and choose the good.

The Colle&t.
The Gospel. S. Luke 1.26.

instructed thy angel Gabriel was sent from with the heavenly doctrine of God unto a city of Galilee nam- thy Evangelift Saint Mark; Give ed Nazareth, to a Virgin espous- us grace, that being not like ed to a man whose Name was children carried away with 'eveJoseph, of the house of David; ry blast of vain doctrine, we may and the Virgin's name was Ma: be established in the truth of ry. And the angel came in unto thy holy Gospel, through Jesus her, and said, Hail, thou that Christ our Lord. Amen. art highly favoured, the Lord is

The Epiflle. Ephef.4.7 with the blerred martwhen the U Nenorever coordinus is este saw him, Me was troubled at measure of the gift of Chrift. his faying, and cast in her mind Wherefore he faith, When he afwhat manner of falutation this sended up on high, he led capti

AND in the fixth month the O Almighty God, who haft

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vity captive, and gave gifts unto branches. He that abideth in me
men. (Now that he ascended, and I in him, the same bringeth
what is it but that he also de- forth much fruit : for without
fcended first into the lower parts me ye can do nothing. If a man
of the earth? He that descended abide not in me, he is cast forth
is the same also that ascended as a branch, and is withered: and
up far above all heavens, that men gather them, and cast them
he might fill all things.) And he into the fire, and they are burn
gave fome, apostles; and some, ed. If ye abide in me, and my
prophets; and some, evangelifts; words abide in you, ye Mall ark
and some paltors and teachers: what ye will, and it shall be
for the perfecting of the Saints, done unto you. Herein is my
for the work of the ministry, Father glorified, that ye bear
for the edifying of the body of much fruit; fo Tall ye be my
Christ: tijd we all come in the disciples. As the Father hath
unity of the faith, and of the loved me, so have I loved you i
knowledge of the Son of God, continue ye in my love. If ye
unto a perfect man, unto the keep my commandments, yc
measure of the Atature of the ful. Tall abide in my love: even as
ness of Chrift: that we hence. I have kept my Father's com.
forth be no more children toffed mandments, and abide in his
to and fro, and carried about love. These things have I fpok.
with every wind of doctrine, by en unto you, that my joy might
the Neight of men, and cunning remain in you, and that your
craftinels, whereby they lie in joy might be full.
wait to deceive; but speaking
the truth in love, may grow up

S. Philip and S. James's Day. into him in all things, which is

The Collect. the head, even Chrift: from whom the whole body fitly join Almighty God, whom truly ed together, and coinpacted by Grant us perfectly to know thy that which every joint suppli. Son Jesus Chriit to be the way, eth, according to the effectual the truth, and the life; that fol. working in the measure of eve. lowing the steps of thy holy Ary part, maketh increase of the postle, Saint Philip and Saint body unto the edifying of itself James, we may ftedfastly walk in love.

in the way that leadeth to eterTbe Gospel. S.John 15.1.

nal life, through the same thy Í Am the true yine, and my Fa- Son Jesus Chrilt our Lord. Amen.

ther is the husbandman. Eve Tbe Epiftle. S. James 1. 1. ry branch in me that bearetli not

JAM the Lord Jefus Chrilt, to fruit, he taketh away: and eve. ry branch that beareth fruit he the twelve tribes which are scatpurgeth it, that it may bring tered abroad, gre ting, My bre. forth more frui. Now ye are thren, count it all joy when yo clean through the word which I fall into divers temptations; have spoken unto you, Abide in knowing this, that the trying of me, and I in you. As the branch your faith worketh patience. cannot bear fruit of itself, ex- But let patience have her perfect cept it abide in the vine; no work, that ye may be perfect more can ye, except ye abide in and entire, wanting nothing. Ik I am the vine, ye are the any of you lack wisdom, let him

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me,

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alk of God, that giveth to all thew us the Father, and it of. men liberally, and upbraideth ficeth us. Jesus faith unto him, not; and it ihall be given him. Have I been so long time with But let him ask in faith, nothing you, and yet haft thou not wavering : for he that wavereth known me, Philip? He that hath is like a wave of the sea driven seen me, hath seen the Father ; with the wind and tossed. For and how sayeft thou then, Shew let not that man think that he us the Father? Believest thou not Mall receive any thing of the that I am in the Father, and the Lord. A double-minded man is Father in me? The words that I unstable in all his ways. Let the speak unto you, I speak not of brother of low degree rejoice in myself: but the Father, that that he is exalted: but the rich dwelleth in me, he doeth the in that he is made low ; because works. Believe me that I am in as the flower of the grass he shall the father, and the Father in pass away. For the sun is no me: or else believe me for the fooner risen with a burning heat, very works sake. Verily verily! but it withereth the grass, and say unto you, He that believeth the flower thereof falleth, and on me, the works that I do, the grace of the fashion of it pe- fhall he do also ; and greater ritheth: so also Mall the rich man

works than these shall he do : fade away in his ways, Blessed because I go unto my Father. is the man that endureth temp- And whatsoever ye Mall alk in tation : for when he is tried, he my Name, that will I do, that Hall receive the crown of life, the Father may be glorified in which the Lord hath promised to the Son. If ye hallalk anything them that love hiin,

in my Name, I will do it. The Gospel. S. John 14. 1. Saint Barnabas tbe Apofle.

The Colleet. ciples, Let not your heart be troubled : ye believe in God, O

Lord God Almighty, who believe also in me. In my Fa

didit endwe thy holy Apoftle ther's house are many manlions :

Barnabas with singular gifts of If it were not so, I would have the Holy Ghoft ; Leave us not, for you : and if I go and prepare to use them alway to thy honour told you. I go to prepare a place we beseech thee, 'destitute of thy

manifold gifts, nor yet of grace a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto

my

and glory, through Jesus Christ Telf, that where I am, there ye

our Lord. Amen. may be also. And whither I go For the Epiftle. Acts 11. 22. ye know, and the way ye know. "Idings of these things came Thomas Taith unto him, Lord,

of we know not whither thou go- which was in Jerusalem : and eft ; and how can we know the they sent forth Barnabas, that way? Jesus saith unto him, I am he should go as far as Antioch: the way, and the truth, and the Who when he came, and had life. No man cometh unto the Fa- seen the grace of God, was glad, ther but by me. If ye had known and exhorted them all that with me, ye should have known my purpose of heart, they would Father also: and from henceforth cleave unto the Lord. For he was e know him, and have seen a good man, and full of the Holy Philip saith unto him, Lord, Ghost, and of faith; and much

people

people was added unto the Lord. and sent to prepare the way of Then departed Barnabas to Tar- thy Son our Saviour, by preachfus for to seek Saul: And when ing of repentance: Make us so he had found him, he brought to follow his doctrine and holy him unto Antioch. And it came life, that we may truly repent to pass that a whole year they according to his preaching and assembled themselves with the after his example constantly Church, and taught much peo speak the truth, boldly rebuke ple: and the difciples were call- vice, and patiently suffer for ed Christians first in Antioch. the truth's sake, through Jesus And in these days came pro. Chrift our Lord. Amen. phets from Jerusalem unto An For the Epiftle. Isaiah 40. 1. them named Agabus, and ligni- Come

Omfort ye, comfort ye my fied by the Spirit that there Speak ye comfortably to Jerusa

people, faith your God. should be great dearth through- lem, and cry unto her, that her out all the world : which came to pass in the days of Claudius her iniquity is pardoned : for

warfare is accomplished, that Cesar. Then the disciples, every The hath received of the Lord's man according to his ability, de hand double for all her fins. termined to feud relief unto the The voice of him that crieth in brethren which dwelt in Judea. the wilderness, Prepare ye the Which also they did, and fent way of the Lord, make straight it to the elders by the hands of in the desert a high way for our Barnabas and Saul.

God. Every valley fhallle exaltThe Gospel. S. John 15. 12. ed, and every- mountain and

HIS is my commandment hill shall be made low; and the as I have loved you. Greater and thorough places plain. And love hath no man than this, that the glory of the Lord' thall be rea man lay down his life for his vealed, and all ferh fhall see it friends. Ye are my friends, if ye - Lord hath fpoken it. The voice

together : for the mouth of the do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth I call you not fer: faid, Cry. And he said, What sha!! vants i

for the servant knoweth I cry? All felh is grass, and all not what his lord doeth: but I the goodliness thereof is as the have called you friends, for all flower of the field. The grass withings that I have heard of my cause the Spirit of the Lord blow

thereth, the flower fadeth ; beFather I have made known unto you. Ye have not chofen me, but eth upon it: surely the people is í have chosen you, and ordained grafs. The grass withereth, the

flower fadeth : but the word of you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit our God shall stand for ever. Thould remain ; that whatsoever Zion, that bringest good tidings, ye Thall ask of the Father in my kain : o Jerusalem, that bringest

get thee up into the high mouriName, he may give it you.

good tidings, lift up thy voice Saint John Baptist's.Day.

with strength : lift it up, be not

afraid ; say unto the cities of JųThe Colle&t.

dah, Behold your God, Behold, vidence thy servant John trong hand, and his arm Thall Baptist was wonderfully born,' rule for him; behold, his reward

with young.

is with him, and his work be- be saved from our enemies, and fore him. He shall feed his flock from the hand of all that hare like a shepherd: he mall gather us; to perform the mercy pro. the lambs with his arm, and mised to our fathers, and to recarry them in his borom, and member his holy covenant ;

the Mall gently lead those that are oath which he sware to our fa

ther Abraham, that he would The Gospel. S. Luke 1. 57.

grant'unto us, that we, being Lisabeth's full time came that delivered out of the hands of our she brought forth a fon. And out sear, in holiness and righteher neighbours and her cousins ousness before him all the days heard how the Lord had stewed of our life. And thou, Child, great mercy upon her; and they shalt be called the Prophet of rejoiced with her. And it came

the Highest : for thou shalt go to pass that on the eighth day before the face of the Lord io they came to circumcise the prepare his ways: to give know. child; and they called him Za- ledge of falvation unto his peocharias, after the name of his ple, by the remiffion of their father. And his mother answered fins, through the tender mercy and said, Not so : but he shall of our God; whereby the daybe called John. And they said spring from on high hath visited unto her, There is none of thy us, to give light to them that fit kindred that is called by this in darkness and in the shadow name. And they made ligns to

of death, to guide our feet into his father how he would have the way of peace. And the child him called. And he asked for a grew and waxed strong in fpirit, writing-table, and wrote, saying, and was in the deserts till the His name is John. And they day of his Mewing unto Israel. marvelled all. And his mouth was opened immediately, and

Saint Peter's Day. his tongue loosed, and he spake

Tbe Colleet. and praised God. And fear came O by on all that dwelt round about Son Jesus Christ didit give them : and all these sayings to thy Apostle Saint Peter many were noised abroad throughout excellent gifts, and command all the hill-country of Judea. edit him earnestly to feed thy And all they that had heard flock: Make, we beseech thee, them, laid them up in their all Bishops and Pastors diligenthearts, saying, What manner of ly to preach thy holy Word, and child ihail this be? And the the people obediently to foll w hand of the Lord was with him. the lame, that they may receive And his father Zacharias was the crown of everlasting glory, filled with the Holy Ghost, and through Jesus Chrill our Lord. prophesed, saying, Blessed be Amen. the Lord God of Israel: for he For the Epi?le. Acts 12. 1, hatla visited and redeemed his people, and hath raised up an

BOUT that time Herod the A

king stretched forth his horn of salvation for us, in the hands to vex certain of the house of his servant David; as he Church, and he killed James spake by the mouth of his holy the brother of John with the prophets which have been since sword. And because he saw it the world began; that we Mould pleased the Jews, he proceeded

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