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the thepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and feen, as it was told unto them. And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcifing of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was fo named of angel before he was conceived in the womb.


[The fame Collect, Epifle, and Gofpel, hall ferve for every Day after unto the Epiphany.]

The Epiphany, or the Manifeftation of Chrift to the Gentiles.

The Collect.

GOD, who by the leading O of a fiar didft manifeft thy only-begotten Son to the Gentiles; Mercifully grant, that we, which know thee now by faith, may after this life have the fruition of thy glorious Godhead, through Jefus Chrift our Lord.


The Epiftle. Ephef. iii. 1. OR this caufe I Paul, the prifoner of Jefus Chrift for you Gentiles; if ye have heard of the difpenfation of the grace of God, which is given me to you-ward: how that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Chrift,) which in other ages was not made known unto the fons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apoftles and prophets by the Spirit, That the Gentiles thould be fellow-heirs, and of the fame body, and partakers of his promile in Chrift by the Gospel whereof 1 was made a minifter according to the gifts of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power. Unto me, who am lefs than the leaft of all faints, is this grace given, that I fhould preach among the Gentiles the unfearchable riches of Chrift; and to make all men Tee what is the fellowship of the Hyftery, which from the begin


ning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jefus Christ: to the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known, by the Church, the manifold wifdom of God, according to the eternal purpofe which he purpofed in Chrift Jefus our Lord; in whom we have boldnefs and accefs with confidence by the faith of him.

The Gospel. Matt. ii. 1. W THEN Jefus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wife men from the east to Jerdifalem, faying, of the Jews? for we have feen Where is he that is born King his ftar in the east, and are come to worship him. When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerufalem with him. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and fcribes of the people toge ther, he demanded of them where Chrift fhould be born. And they faid unto him, In Bethlehem of Judea: for thus it is written by the prophet, And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the leaft among the princes of Juda: for out of thee thall come aGovernor, that fhall rule my people liraol. Then Herod, when he had privily called the wife men, inquired of them diligently what time the ftar appeared. And he fent them to Bethlehem; and faid, Go and fearch diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worthp him alfo. When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the ftar, which they faw in the east, went before them, till it came and flood over where the young child was. When they faw the ftar, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And when they were come into the houfe, they faw the young child with Mary his mo ther, and fell down, and worthipped him: and when they had opened their treafures, they pre


First and Second Sundays after the Epiphany.

fented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincenfe, 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.

First Sunday after the


The Collect.

LORD we befeech 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 alfo may have grace and power faithfully to fulfil the fame, through Jefus Chrift our

Lord. Amen.

company, went a day's journey;
and they fought him among
their kinsfolk and acquaintance.
And when they found him not,
they turned back again to Jeru-
falem, feeking him. And it came
to pafs, that after three days they
found him in the temple, fitting
in the midst of the doctors, both
hearing them, and afking them
queftions. And all that heard
him were aftonithed at his un-
derftanding and answers. And
when they faw him, they were
amazed: and his mother faid
unto him, Son, why haft thou
thus dealt with us? behold, thy
father and I have fought thee
forrowing. And he faid unto
them, How is it that ye fought
me wifi ye not that I mufi be
about my
my Father's business?
And they underflood not the
faying which he fpake unto
them. And he went down with
them, and came to Nazareth, and
was fubject unto them: but his
mother kept all there fayings in
her heart. And Jefus increated
in wildom and ftature, and in
favour with God and man.

The Epistle. Rom. xii. 1. I BESEECH you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye prefent your bodies a living facrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reafonable fervice. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God. For I fay, through the grace given unto me, to every think of himfelt more highly A God, who doft govern all man is among not to

than he ought to think; but to think foberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the fame office; fo we, being many, are body every

one members one of another.



The Gofpel. Luke ii. 41. OW his parents went to Jerufalem every year at the feaft of the paffover. And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerufalem after the cuttom of the feaft. And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jefus tarried behind in Jerufalem; and Jofeph and his mother knew not of it. But they, fupposing him to have been in the

Second Sunday after the
The Collect.
LMIGHTY and everlasting

things in heaven and earth;
Mercifully hear the fupplications
of thy people, and grant us thy
peace all the days of our life,
through Jefus Chrift our Lord.

The Epifle. Rom. xii. 6. Haccording to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophefy according io the proportion of faith; or miniftry, let us wait on our mi niftering; or he that teacheth, on teaching; or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with fimplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that theweth mercy, with cheerfulness. Let love be without dif fimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

AVING then gifts differing

Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; not flothful in bufinefs; fervent in fpirit; ferving the Lord; rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing inftant in prayer; diftributing to the neceffity of faints; given to hofpitality. Blefs them which perfecute you blefs, and curfe not. Rejoice with them that do re

Joice, and weep with them that

weep. Be of the fame mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condefcend to men of low eftate.


The Gofpel. John ii. 1.

ND the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jefus was there: and both Jefus was called and his difciples to the marriage. And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jefus faith unto him, They have no wine. Jefus faith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet unto the fervants, Whatfoever he faith unto you, do it. And there were fet there fix water-pots of ftone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece. Jefus faith unto them, Fill the water-pots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. And he faith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feaft. And they bare it. When the ruler of the feaft had tafted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was, (but the fervants which drew the water knew,) the governor of the feaft called the bridegroom, and faith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth fet forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worfe: bui thou hast kept the good wine until now. This beginning of miracles did Jefus in Cana of Galilee, and manifefted forth his glory; and his difciples believed on him.

come. His mother faith

Third Sunday after the.

The Collect.

LMIGHTY and everlasting God, mercifully, look upon dangers and neceffities ftretch our infirmities, and in all our forth thy right hand to help and defend us, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.

The Epiftle. Rom. xii. 16.
E not wife in your own con-

Bets. Recompenfe to no
man evil for evil. Provide things
honeft in the fight of all men. If
it be poffible, as much as lieth
in you, live peaceably with all
men. Dearly beloved, avenge
not yourfelves; but rather give
place unto wrath: for it is
written, Vengeance is mine;
1 will repay, faith the Lord.
Therefore if thine enemy hun-
ger, feed him; if he thirit, give
him drink; for in fo doing thou
halt heap coals of fire on his
head. Be not overcome of evil,
but overcome evil with good.

W from the mountain, great multitudes followed him. And, behold, there came a leper and worthipped him, faying, Lord, if thou wilt thou canft make me clean. And Jefus put forth his hand, and touched him, faying, I will; be thou clean: And immediately his leproty was cleanfed. And Jefus "faith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, thew thyfelf to the prieft, and offer the gift that Mofes commanded for a teftimony unto them. And when Jefus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion befeeching him, and faying, Lord, my fervant lieth at home fick of the palfy, grievously tormented. And Jefus faith unto him, I will come and heal him. The centurion anfwered and faid, Lord, I am not worthy that thou fhouldeft come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant thall be healed. For I am a man under authority, having foldiers

The Gofpel. Matt. vii. 1.

HEN he was come down

under me and I fay to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my fervant, Do this, and he doeth it. When Jefus heard it, he marvelled, and faid to them that followed, Verily I fay unto you, I have not found fo great faith, no, not in Ifrael. And I fay unto you, That many thall come from the eaft and weft, and fhall fit down with Abraham, and Ifaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven: But the children of the kingdom thall be cast out into outer dark

execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. Wherefore ye muit needs be fubject, not only for wrath, but alfo for confcience fake. For, for this caufe pay ye tribute alfo: for they are God's minifters, attending continually upon this very thing. Render therefore to all their dues; tribute to whom tribute is due; cuftom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.

The Gospel. Matt. viii. 23.

a hip, his disciples folnefs: there fhall be weeping and AND when he was entered

gnashing of teeth. And Jefus faid unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou haft believed, fo be it done unto thee. And his fervant was healed in the felf-fame hour.

Fourth Sunday after the

The Collect. GOD, who knoweft us to be fet in the midft of fo many and great dangers, that by reafon of the frailty of our nature we cannot always ftand upright; Grant to us fuch ftrength and protection, as may fupport us in all dangers, and carry us through all temptations, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.

The Epiftle. Rom. xiii. 1. ET every foul be fubject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whofoever therefore refifteth the power, refifteth the ordinance of God: and they that refift fhall receive to themfelves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou fhalt have praife of the fame: for he is the minifter of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the fword in vain: for he is the ninifter of God, a revenger to

lowed him. And, behold, there arofe a great tempeft in the fea, infomuch that the fhip was covered with the waves: but he was afleep. And his difciples came to him, and awoke him, faying, Lord, fave us: we perish. And he faith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith Then he arofe, and rebuked the winds and the fea; and there was a great calm. But the men marvelled, faying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the fea obey him? And when he was come to the other fide, into the country of the Gergefenes, there met him two poffeffed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, fo that no man might país by that way. And, behold, they cried out, faying, What bave we to do with thee, Jefus, 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 fwine feeding. So the devils befought him, faying, If thou caft us out, fuffer us to go away into the herd of fwine. And he faid unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of fwine: and, behold, the whole herd of fwine ran violently down a steep place into the fea, and perithed in the waters: And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told every thing, and what was befallen

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The Epiftle. Col. iii. 12. UT on therefore, as the BUT elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindnefs, humbleness of mind, meeknefs, long-fuffering; forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any even as Chrift forgave you, fo alfo do ye. And above all thefe things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectnefs. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which alio ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. Let the word of Chrift dwell in you richly in all wifdem; teaching and admo

nishing one another in palms and hymns and fpiritual fongs, finging with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And what foever ye do in word or deed, do all in the Name of the Lord Jefus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

The Gofpel. Matt. xiii. 24. Tlikened unto a man which HE kingdom of heaven is fowed good feed in his field: but while men flept, his enemy came and fowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was fprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares alfo. So the fervants of the householder came and faid unto him, Sir, didit not thou fow good feed

in thy field? from whence then. hath it tares? He faid unto them, An enemy hath done this. The fervants faid unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? But he faid, Nay; left, while ye gather up the tares, ye root up alfo the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harveft: and in the time of harveft I will fay to the reapers, Gather ye together firft the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn."

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manifefted that he might GOD, whofe bleffed Son was deftroy the works of the devil, and make us the fons of God, and heirs of eternal life; Grant us, we beseech thee, that having this hope, we may purify ourfelves, even as he is pure; that when he shall appear again with power and great glory, we may be made like unto him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where with thee, O Father, and thee, O Holy Ghoft, he liveth and reigneth, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

The Epistle. 1 John iii. 1.

BEHOLD, what manner of ed upon us, that we thould be called the fons of God! therefore the world knoweth us not, becaufe it knew him not. Beloved, and it doth not yet appear what now are we the fons of God; we thail be: but we know that, when he thall appear, we thall him as he is. And every man be like him; for we fall fee that hath this hope in him, purifieth himself, even as he is pure. Whofoever committeth in, tranfgreffeth alfo the law: for fin is the tranfgreffion of the law. And ye know that he was manifefted to take away our fins; and in him is no fin. Whofoever abideth in him finneth not: whofoever finneth, hath noi

love the Father hath beftow

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