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stone. Jesus said unto him, It is
written again, Thou shalt not
tempt the Lord thy God. Again,
the devil taketh him up into an
exceeding high mountain, and



such, as we also have forewarned
you, and testified. For God hath
not called us unto uncleanness, but
unto holiness. He therefore that
despiseth despiseth not man, but



sheweth him all the kingdoms of | God, who hath also given unto us
the world, and the glory of them ; his Holy Spirit
these



and saith unto him, All
things will I give thee, if thou wilt
fall down and worship me. Then
saith Jesus unto him, Get thee
hence, Satan; for it is written,
Thou shalt worship the Lord thy
God, and him only shalt thou
serve. Then the devil leaveth him,



THE GOSPEL. St. Matth. 15. 21.

JESUS went thence, and de-
parted into the coasts of Tyre
and Sidon. And behold, a woman
of Canaan came out of the same
coasts, and cried unto him, saying,
Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou
Son of David; my daughter is



and behold, angels came and mi- ', grievously vexed with a devil But



nistered unto him.

Cfje SttonJi Sunfcag in ILntt.

THB COLLECT.

A LMIGHTY God, who seest
J\. that we have no power of our-
selves to help ourselves ; Keep us
both outwardly in our bodies, and
inwardly in our souls ; that we may
be defended from all adversities
which may happen to the body,
and from all evil thoughts which
may assault and hurt the soul;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

THE EPISTLE lThess.4.1.

WE beseech you, brethren, and
exhort you by the Lord Je-
BUS, that as ye have received of us



he answered her not a word. And
his disciples came and besought
him, saying, Send her away; for
she crieth after us. But he answer-
ed and said, I am not sent, but unto
the lost sheep of the house of Is-
rael. Then came she and worship-
ped him, saying, Lord, help me.
But he answered and said, It is not
meet to take the children's bread,
and to cast it to dogs. And she
said, Truth, Lord; yet the dogs
eat of the crumbs which fall from
their masters' table. Then Jesus
answered and said unto her, O
woman, great is thy faith : be it
unto thee even as thou wilt. And
her daughter was made whole from
that very hour.



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in Ernt.



.

WE beseech thee, Almighty
God, look upon the hearty
desires of thy humble servants,
and stretch forth the right hand
of thy Majesty, to be our defence
against all our enemies ; through
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

THE EPISTLE. Ephes. 5. 1.

BE ye therefore followers of God,
as dear children ; and walk in
love, as Christ also hath loved us,
and hath given himself for us, an
offering and a sacrifice to God for
a sweet-smelling savour. But for-
nication, and all uncleanness, or
covetousness, let it not be once
named amongst you, as becometh
saints ; neither filthiness, nor fool-
ish talking, nor jesting, which are
not convenient ; but rather giving
of thanks : for this ye know, that
no whoremonger, nor unclean per-
son, nor covetous man, who is an
idolater, hath any inheritance in
the kingdom of Christ, and of God.
Let no man deceive you with vain
words : for because of these things
cometh the wrath of God upon the
children of disobedience. Be not
ye therefore partakers with them :
for ye were sometimes darkness,
but now are ye light in the Lord :
walk as children of light ; (for the
fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness,
and righteousness, and truth ;)
proving what is acceptable unto
the Lord. And have no fellowship
with the unfruitful works of dark-
ness, but rather reprove them : for
it is a shame even to speak of
those things which are done of
them in secret. But all things
that are reproved are made mani-
fest by the light : for whatsoever
doth make manifest is light.
Wherefore he saith, Awake, thou



that sleepest, and arise from the
dead, and Christ shall give thee
light.

THE GOSPEL. St.Lukell.lt

JESUS was casting out a devil,
and it was dumb. And it came
to pass, when the devil was gone
out, the dumb spake ; and the
people wondered. But some of
them said, He casteth out devils
through Beelzebub, the chief of the
devils. And others, tempting him,
sought of him a sign from heaven.
But he, knowing their thoughts,
said unto them, Every kingdom
divided against itself is brought
to desolation ; and a house divided
against a house falleth. If Satan
also be divided against himself,
how shall his kingdom stand ? be-
cause ye say, that I cast out devils
through Beelzebub. And if I by
Beelzebubcast out devils, by whom
do your sons cast them out? there-
fore shall they be your judges. But
if I with the finger of God cast out
devils, no doubt the kingdom of
God is come upon you. When a
strong man armed keepeth his
palace, his goods are in peace; but
when a stronger than he shall
come upon him, and overcome
him, he taketh from him all his
armour wherein he trusted, and
divideth his spoils. He that is not
with me is against me : and he
that gatheretli not with me scatter-
eth. When the unclean spirit is
gone out of a man, he walketh
through dry places, seeking rest ;
and finding none, he saith, I will
return unto my house whence I
came out. And when he cometh,
he findeth it swept and garnished.
Then goeth he and taketh to him
seven other spirits more wicked
than himself, and they enter in,
and dwell there ; and the last state
of that man is worse than the first.
And it came to pass, as he spake



FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT.



these things, a certain woman of
the company lift up her voice, and
said unto him, Blessed is the womb
that bare thee, and the paps which
thou hast sucked. But he said,
Yea rather, blessed are they that
hear the Word of God, and keep it.
Cijt Jourtf) Suniao in ILnu.

THE COLLECT.

GRANT, we beseech thee, Al-
mighty God, that we, who for
our evil deeds do worthily deserve
to be punished, by the comfort of
thy grace may mercifully be re-
lieved ; through our Lord and
Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
THE EPISTLE. GaL 4. 2L

TELL me, ye that desire to be
under the law, do ye not hear
the law? For it is written, that
Abraham had two sons, the one
by a bond-maid, the other by a



be heir with the son of the free- wo-
man. So then, brethren, we are
not children of the bond-woman,
but of the free.

THE GOSPEL. St John 6. 1.

JESUS went over the sea of
Galilee, which is the sea of
Tiberias. And a great multitude
followed him, because they saw
his miracles which he did on them
that ' were diseased. And Jesus
went up into a mountain, and there
he sat with his disciples. And
the Passover, a feast of the Jews,
was nigh. When Jesus then lift
up his eyes, and saw a great com-
pany come unto him, he saith unto
Philip, Whence shall we buy bread,
that these may eat? (And this
he said to prove him ; for he him-
self knew what he would do.)
Philip answered him, Two hun-
dred penny-worth of bread is not



free-woman. But he who was of ! sufficient for them, that every one
the bond- woman was born after the of them may take a little. One of
flesh; but he of the free-woman his disciples, Andrew.SimonPetefs
was by promise. Which things are ! brother, saith unto him, There is
an allegory: for these are the two j a lad here, which hath five barley-
covenants; the one from the mount loaves, and two small fishes : but
Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, what are they among so many?
which is Agar. For this Agar is And Jesus said, Make the men sit



mount Sinai in Arabia, and an-
swereth to Jerusalem which now is,
and is in bondage with her children.
But Jerusalem which is above is
free ; which is the mother of us all.
For it is written, Rejoice, thou bar-
ren that bearest not ; break forth
and cry, thou that travailest not :
for the desolate hath many more
children than she which hath an
husband. Now we, brethren, as
Isaac was, are the children of
promise. But as then he that was
born after the flesh persecuted him

that was born after the Spirit; even j with the fragments of the five
so it is now. Nevertheless, what j barley-loaves, which remained over
saith the Scripture ? Cast out the and above unto them that had
bond-woman and her son ; for the eaten. Then those men, when
son of the bond-woman shall not they had seen the miracle that

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down. Now there was much grass
in the place. So the men sat down,
in number about five thousand.
And Jesus took the loaves, and
when he had given thanks he dis-
tributed to the disciples, and the
disciples to them that were set
down ; and likewise of the fishes
as much as they would. When
they were filled, he said unto his
disciples, Gather up the fragments
that remain, that nothing be lost.
Therefore they gathered them to-
gether, and filled twelve baskets



FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT.



' Passion
Sunday.'

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SAC. GREG.
S.m. Mis.



Jesus did, said, This is of a truth
that Prophet that should come
into the world.

SCte jFiftf) Suntoap. in Emt.

THK COLLECT.

WE beseech thee, Almighty
God, mercifully to look upon
thy people ; that by thy great good-
ness they may be governed and
lire-served evermore, both in body
and soul; through Jesus Christ
our Lord. Amen.

THE EPISTLE. Heb. 9. 11.
pi HEIST being come an High
v_y Priest of good tilings to come,
by a greater and more perfect
tabernacle, not made with hands ;
that is to say, not of this building ;
neither by the blood of goats and
calves ; but by his own blood he
entered in once into the holy place,
having obtained eternal redemp-
tion for us. For if the blood of
bulls and of goats, and the ashes
of an heifer sprinklingthe unclean,
sanctifieth to the purifying of the
flesh ; how much more shall the
blood of Christ, who through the
eternal Spirit, offered himself with-
out spot to God, purge your con-
science from dead works to serve
the living God ? And for this cause
he is the Mediator of the new tes-
tament, that by means of death, for
the redemption of the transgres-
sions that were under the first
testament, they which are called
might receive the promise of eter-
nal inheritance.

THE GOSPEL. St. John 8. 46.

JESUS said, Which of you con-
vinceth me of sin ? and if I say
the truth, why do ye not believe
me ? He that is of God heareth
God's words;ye therefore hearthcm
not, because ye are not of God.
Then answered the Jews, and said
unto him, Say we not well, that
thou art a Samaritan, and hast a



devil ? Jesus answered, I have not
a devil ; but I honour my Father,
and ye do dishonour me. And I
seek not mine own glory ; there
is one that seeketh and judgeth.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a
man keep my saying, he shall ne-
I ver see death. Then said the Jews
1 unto him, Now we know that thou
1 hast a devil : Abraham is dead, and
the prophets ; and thou sayest, If
a man keep my saying, he shall
never taste of death. Art thou
greater than our father Abraham,
which is dead ? and the prophets
are dead : whom makest thou thy-
self? Jesus answered, If I honour
myself, my honour is nothing ; it
is my Father that honoureth me,
of whom ye say, that he is your
God : yet ye have not known him ;
but I know him : and if I should
say, I know him not, I shall be a
liar like unto you ; but I know him,
and keep his saying. Your father
Abraham rejoiced to see my day,
and he saw it, and was glad. Then
said the Jews unto him, Thou art
not yet fifty years old, and hast
thou seen Abraham ? Jesus said
unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto
you, before Abraham was, I am.
Then took they up stones to cast
at him : but Jesus hid himself,
and went out of the temple.
JTJfje untong ntit before Caster.

THE COLLECT.

A LMIGHTY and everlasting
.iX God, who, of thy tender love
towards mankind, hast sent thy
Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ, to
take upon him our flesh, and to
sufler death upon the cross, that all
mankind should follow the exam-
ple of his great humility; Merciful-
ly grant, that we may both follow
the example of his patience, and
also be made partakers of his re-
surrection ; through the same Je-
sus Christ our Lord. Amen.



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SUNDAY NEXT BEFORE EASTEE.



THE EPISTLE. PhiL 2. 5.

LET this mind be in you, which
was also in Christ Jesus : who,
being in the form of God, thought
it not robbery to be equal with
God ; but made himself of no re-
putation, and took upon him the
form of a servant, and was made
in the likeness of men : and being
found in fashion as a man, he
humbled himself, and became obe-
dient unto death, even the death
of the cross. Wherefore God also
hath highly exalted him, and giv-
en him a Name which is above
every name ; that at the Name of
Jesus every knee should bow, of
things in heaven, and things in
earth, and things under the earth ;
and that every tongue should con-
fess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to
the glory of God the Father.
THE GOSPEL. St. Matth. 27. 1.

WHEN the morning was come,
all the chief priests and
elders of the people took counsel
against Jesus, to put him to death.
And when they had bound him,
they led him away, and delivered
him to Pontius Pilate the gover-
nour. Then Judas who had betray-
ed him, when he saw that he was
condemned, repented himself, and
brought again the thirty pieces of
silver to the chief priests and elders,
saying, I have sinned, in that I
have betrayed the innocent blood.
And they said, What is that to us ?
see thou to that. And he cast down
the pieces of silver in the temple,
and departed, and went and hang-
ed himself. And the chief priests
took the silver pieces, and said, It
is not lawful for to put them into
the treasury, because it is the price
of blood. And they took counsel,
and bought with them the potter's
field, to bury strangers in. Where-
fore that field was called, The field
of blood, unto this day. (Then was



fulfilled that which was spoken by
Jeremy the prophet, saying, And
they took the thirty pieces of sil-
ver, the price of him that was
valued, whom they of the children
of Israel did value, and gave them
for the potter's field, as the Lord
appointed me.) And Jesus stood
before the governour ; and the
governour asked him, saying. Art
thou the King of the Jews? And
Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest.
And when he was accused of the
chief priests and elders, he answer-
ed nothing. Then saith Pilate unto
him, Hearest thou not how many
things they witness against thee ?
And he answered him to never a
word, insomuch that the governour
marvelled greatly. Now at that
feast the governour was wont to
release unto the people a prisoner,
whom they would. And they had
then a notable prisoner, called Ba-
rabbas. Therefore when they were
gathered together, Pilate said unto
them, Whom will ye that I release
unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus
which is called Christ? For he
knew that for envy they had de-
livered him. When he was set
down on the judgment-seat, his
wife sent unto him, saying, Have
thou nothing to do with that just
man : for I have suffered many
things this day in a dream because
of him. But the chief priests and
elders persuaded the multitude
that they should ask Barabbas,
and destroy Jesus. The gover-
nour answered and said unto them,
Whether of the twain will ye that
I release unto you ? They said, Ba-
rabbas. Pilate saith unto them,
What shall I do then with Jesus,
which is called Christ ? They all
say unto him, Let him be crucified.
And the governour said, Why, what
evil hath he done ? But they cried
out the more, saying, Let him be



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SUNDAY NEXT BEFOKE EASTER.



crucified. "When Pilate saw that
he could prevail nothing, but that
rather a tumult was made, he took
water, and washed his hands before
the multitude, saying, I am inno-
cent of the blood of this just per-
son : see ye to it. Then answered
all the people, and said, His blood
beonus.andonourchildren. Then
released he Earabbas unto them :
and when he had scourged Jesus
he delivered him to be crucified.
Then the soldiers of the governour
took Jesus into the common hall,
and gathered unto him the whole
band of soldiers. And they strip-
ped him, and put on him a scarlet
robe. And when they had platted
a crown of thorns they put it upon
his head, and a reed in his right
hand: and they bowed the knee
before him, and mocked him, say-
ing, Hail, King of the Jews. And I
they spit upon him, and took the
reed, and smote him on the head. (
And after that they had mocked i
him they took the robe off from
him, and put his own raiment on
him, and led him away to crucify
him. And as they came out they
found a man of Cyrene, Simon by i
name ; him they compelled to bear
his cross. And when they were
come unto a place called Golgotha,
that is to say, a place of a skull,
they gave him vinegar to drink
mingled with gall : and when he
had tasted thereof, he would not
drink. And they crucified him,
and parted his garments, casting
lots: that it might be fulfilled, !
which was spoken by the prophet,
They parted my garments among
them, and upon my vesturedidthey
cast lots. And sitting down they |
watched him there; andsetupover
his head his accusation written,
THIS IS JESUS THE KING
OF THE JEWS. Then were
there two thieves crucified with



him ; one on the right hand, and
another on the left. And they that
passed by reviled him, wagging
their heads, and saying, Thou that
destroyest the temple, and buildest
it in three days, save thyself: if
thou be the Son of God, come
down from the cross. Likewise
also the chief priests mocking him,
with the scribes and elders, said,
He saved others, himself he cannot
save : if he be the King of Israel,
let him. now come down from the
cross, and we will believe him. He
trusted in God ; let him deliver him
now, if he will have him : for he
said, I am the Son of God. The
thieves also, which were crucified
with him, cast the same in his
teeth. Now from the sixth hour
there was darkness over all the land
unto the ninth hour. And about
the ninth hour Jesus cried with a
loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama
sabachthani ? that is to say, My
God, my God, why hast thou for-
saken me? Some of them that
stood there, when they heard that,
said, This man calleth for Elias.
And straightway one of them ran,
and took a spunge, and filled it
with vinegar, and put it on a reed,
and gave him to drink. The rest
said, Let be, let us see whether
L'lias will come to save him. Jesus,
when he had cried again with a
loud voice, yielded up the ghost.
And behold, the vail of the temple
was rent in twain from the top to
the bottom, and the earth did
quake, and the rocks rent, and the
graves were opened, and many
bodies of saints which slept arose,
and came out of the graves after
his resurrection, and went into the
holy city, and appeared unto many.
X< >w when the centurion, and they
that were with him, watching Je-
sus, saw the earthquake, and those
things that were done, they feared



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Special Col-
lect in Sui.
Mis. for this
day.

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greatly, saying, Truly this was the
Son of God.

fHonfcno before Caattr.
FOR THE EPISTLE. Isaiah 63. 1.

WHO is this that cometh from
Edom, with dyed garments
from Bozrah? this that is glorious
in his apparel travelling in the
greatness of his strength ? I that
speak in righteousness, mighty to
save. Wherefore art thou red in
thine apparel, and thy garments
like him that treadeth in the wine-
fat ? I have trodden the wine-press
alone, and of the people there was
none with me : for I will tread
them in mine anger, and trample
them in my fury, and their blood
shall be sprinkled upon my gar-
ments, and I will stain all my rai-
ment. For the day of vengeance
is in mine heart, and the year of
my redeemed is come. And I
looked, and there was none to
help ; and I wondered that there
was none to uphold : therefore
mine own arm brought salvation
unto me, and my fury it upheld me.
And I will tread down the people
in mine anger, and make them
drunk in my fury, and I will bring
down their strength to the earth.
I will mention the loving-kind-
nesses of the Lord, and the praises
of the Lord, according to all that
the Lord hath bestowed on us.
and the great goodness towards
the house of Israel, which he hath
bestowed on them, according to
his mercies, and according to the
multitude of his loving-kindness-
es. For he said, Surely they are
my people, children that will not
lie : so he was their Saviour. In
all their affliction he was afflicted,
and the angel of his presence saved
them : in his love, and in his pity,
he redeemed them, and he bare
them, and carried them all the



days of old. But they rebelled, and
vexed his Holy Spirit ; therefore
he was turned to be their enemy,
and he fought against them. Then
he remembered the days of old,
Moses and his people, saying,
Where is he that brought them
up out of the sea with the shep-
herd of his flock ? where is he that
put his Holy Spirit within him?
that led them by the right hand
of Moses, with his glorious arm,
dividing the water before them,
to make himself an everlasting
Name ? that led them through the
deep as an horse in the wilderness,
that they should not stumble ?
As a beast goeth down into the
valley, the Spiritof the Lord caused
him to rest : so didst thou lead thy
people, to make thyself a glorious
Name. Look down from heaven,
and behold from the habitation of
thy holiness, and of thy glory :
where is thy zeal, and thy strength,
the sounding of thy bowels, and
of thy mercies towards me ? Are
they restrained? Doubtless thou
art our Father, though Abraham
be ignorant of us, and Israel ac-
knowledge us not : Thou, O Lord,
art our Father, our Redeemer, thy
Name is from everlasting. O Lord,
why hast thou made us to err from
thy ways? and hardened our hearts
from thy fear ? Return for thy ser-
vants' sake, the tribes of thine in-
heritance. The people of thy holi-
ness have possessed it bat a little
while: ouradversarieshavetrodden
down thy sanctuary. We are thine:
thou never barest rule over them;
they were not called by thy Name.

THE GOSPEL. St. Mark 14. 1.
AFTER two days was the feast
XX of the Passover, and of un-
leavened bread : and the chief
priests and the scribes sought how
they might take him by craft, and
put him to death. But they said,



MONDAY BEFORE EASTER.



Not on the feast-day, lest there be
an uproar of the people. And
being in Bethany, in the house of
Simon the leper, as he sat at meat,
there came a woman having an
alabaster box of ointment of spike-
nard, very precious ; and she brake
the box, anil poured it on his head.
And there were some that had in-
dignation within themselves, and
said. Why was this waste of the
ointment made ? for it might have
been sold for more than three hun-
dred pence, and have been given
to the poor : and they murmured !
against her. And Jesus said. Let !
her alone; why trouble ye her?!
she hath wrought a good work on 1
me : for ye have the poor with you >
always, and whensoever ye will ye |
may do them good ; but me ye
have not always. She hath done !
what she could ; she is come afore- i
hand to anoint my body to the
burying. Verily I say unto you, |
Wheresoever this Gospel shall be j
preached throughout the whole
world, this also that she hath done
shall be spoken of for a memorial
of her. And Judas Iscariot, one
of the twelve, went unto the chief
priests to betray him unto them, ;
And when they heard it they were
glad, and promised to give him mo-
ney. And he sought how he might t
conveniently betray him. And
the first day of unleavened bread,
when they killed the passover, his
disciples said unto him, Where
wilt thou that we go and prepare,
that thou mayest eat the passover ?
And he sendeth forth two of his
disciples, and saith unto them. Go
ye into the city, ami there shall
meet you a man bearing a pitcher
of water; follow him: And where-
soever he shall go in, say ye to
the good-man of the house, The
Master saith, Where is the guest-
chamber, where I shall eat the



passover with my disciples ? And
he will shew you a large upper-
room furnished, and prepared :
there make ready for us. And his
disciples went forth, and came into
the city, and found as he had said
unto them: and they made ready
the passover. And in the evening
he cometh with the twelve. And
as they sat, and did eat, Jesus
said, Verily I say unto you, One
of you which eateth with me shall
betray me. And they began to be
sorrowful, and to say unto him one
by one, Is it I? and another said,
Is it I ? And he answered and said
unto them, It is one of the twelve



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