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and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also. When they had heard the king, they departed; and lo, the star which they saw in the east went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And when they were come into

the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down and worshipped him and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts, gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.

The first Sunday after the Epiphany.

The Collect.

LORD, we beseech thee mercifully to receive the prayers of thy people which call upon thee; and grant that they may both perceive and know what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfil the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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For as we have many mem-
bers in one body, and all
members have not the same
office; so we, being many,
are one body in Christ, and
every one members one of

The Gospel. St. Luke
ii. 41. by

NOW his parents went to

Jerusalem, every year at the feast of the passover. The Epistle. Rom. xii. 1. And when he was twelve I BESEECH you there- years old, they went up to fore, brethren, by the Jerusalem, after the custom mercies of God, that ye pre- of the feast. And when they sent your bodies a living sa- had fulfilled the days, as they crifice, holy, acceptable unto returned, the child Jesus tarGod, which is your reason-ried behind in Jerusalem; able service. And be not and Joseph and his mother conformed to this world; but knew not of it. But they, be ye transformed by the re- supposing him to have been newing of your mind, that in the company, went a day's ye may prove what is that journey, and they sought him good, and acceptable, and among their kinsfolk and acperfect will of God. For I quaintance. And when they say, through the grace giv-found him not, they turned en unto me, to every man back again to Jerusalem, that is among you, not to seeking him. And it came think of himself more highly to pass, that after three days than he ought to think, but they found him in the temto think soberly, according ple, sitting in the midst of as God hath dealt to every the doctors, both hearing man the measure of faith. them, and asking them ques

tions. And all that heard him I must be about my Father's were astonished at his under- business? And they understanding and answers. And stood not the saying which when they saw him, they he spake unto them. And were amazed: and his mo- he went down with them, ther said unto him, Son, and came to Nazareth, and why hast thou thus dealt was subject unto them but with us? behold, thy father his mother kept all these and I have sought thee sor-sayings in her heart. And rowing. And he said unto Jesus increased in wisdom, them, How is it that ye and stature, and in favour sought me? wist ye not that with God and man.

The Collect.

The second Sunday after the Epiphany. lation; continuing instant Α ALMIGHTY who dost LMIGHTY and ever- in prayer; distributing to lasting God, who dost the necessity of saints; given govern all things in heaven to hospitality. Bless them and earth; Mercifully hear which persecute you; bless, the supplications of thy peo- and curse not. Rejoice with ple, and grant us thy peace them that do rejoice, and all the days of our life; weep with them that weep. through Jesus Christ our Be of the same mind one towards another. Mind not Lord. Amen. high things, but condescend to men of low estate.

The Epistle. Rom. xli. 6.

Hfering according to the

AVING then gifts dif

grace that is given to us, whether

The Gospel. St. John

ii. 1.

ND the third day there

prophesy according to the A was a marriage in Cana

proportion of faith; or ministry, let us wait on our ministering; or he that teacheth, on teaching; or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness. Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil, cleave to that which is good. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love, in honour preferring one another not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope; patient in tribu

of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come. His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it. And there were set there six water-pots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece. Jesus saith unto them, Fill the water-pots with water. And

groom, and saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine, and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now. This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory, and his disciples believed on

they filled them up to the
brim. And he saith unto
them, Draw out now, and
bear unto the governour of
the feast. And they bare it.
When the ruler of the feast
had tasted the water that
was made wine, and knew
not whence it was, (but the
servants which drew the wa-
ter knew,) the governour of
the feast called the bride-him.

The third Sunday after the Epiphany.

The Epistle. Rom. xii. 16.

The Collect. lowed him. And behold, LMIGHTY and ever- there came a leper and worlasting God, mercifully shipped him, saying, Lord, look upon our infirmities, if thou wilt, thou canst and in all our dangers and make me clean. And Jesus necessities stretch forth thy put forth his hand, and right hand to help and touched him, saying, I will; defend us; through Jesus be thou clean. And imChrist our Lord. Amen. mediately his leprosy was cleansed. And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man, but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that "Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them. And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him. a centurion beseeching hini, and saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented. And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him. The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof; but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me and I say unto this

BE E not wise in your own conceits. Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live penceably with all men. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath; for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Therefore, if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

The Gospel. St. Matth.

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WHEN he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes fol

man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant,

Do this, and he doeth it. When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no not in Israel. And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the

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kingdom of heaven. But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. And Jesus said unto the centu rion, Go thy way, and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.

The fourth Sunday after the Epiphany.

The Collect. GOD, who knowest us to be set in the midst of so many and great dangers, that by reason of the frailty of our nature we cannot always stand upright; Grant to us such strength and protection, as may support us in all dangers, and carry us through all temptations; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Rom, xiii. 1.

that doeth evil. Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing. Render therefore to all their dues; tribute to whom tribute is due, custom to whom custom, fear to whom fear, honour to whom honour.

The Gospel. St. Matt. viii, 23. LET every soul be subject into a ship, his disciples AND when he was entered

unto the higher powers; for there is no power but of followed him. And behold, God: the powers that be are there arose a great tempest ordained of God. Whosoever in the sea, insomuch that therefore resisteth the power the ship was covered with resisteth the ordinance of the waves: but he was aGod: and they that resist sleep. And his disciples came shall receive to themselves to him, and awoke him, saydamnation. For rulers are ing, Lord, save us, we perish. not a terror to good works, And he saith unto them, but to the evil. Wilt thou Why are ye fearful, O ye of then not be afraid of the little faith? Then he arose, power? do that which is and rebuked the winds and good, and thou shalt have the sea, and there was a great praise of the same: for he calm. But the men marvelis the minister of God to led, saying, What manner of thee for good. But if thou man is this, that even the do that which is evil, be a- winds and the sea obey him! fraid; for he beareth not the And when he was come to sword in vain: for ne is the the other side into the counminister of God, a revenger ry of the Gergesenes, there to execute wrath upon him I met him two possessed with

devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. And behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time? And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine, feeding. So the devils besought him, saying, Ifthou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine. And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come

out, they went into the herd of swine: and behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters. And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils. And behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought him, that he would depart out of their coasts.

The fifth Sunday after the Epiphany.

The Collect. LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy Church and houshold contually in thy true religion;hat they who do lean only upon the hope of thy heavenly grace may evermore be defended by thy mighty power; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Col. iii. 12.

PUT on therefore, as the

elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering; forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any; even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and ad

monishing one another in
psalms, and hymns, and
spiritual songs, singing with
grace in your hearts to the
Lord. And whatsoever ye
do, in word or deed, do all
in the Name of the Lord
Jesus, giving thanks to God
and the Father by him.

The Gospel. St. Matt.xiii. 24.
THE kingdom of heaven

is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field. But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the housholder came, and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest while ye

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