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virtues ; without which, who- j things. For now we see soever liveth is counted dead through a glass darkly; but before thee: Grant this for then face to face: now I know thine only Son Jesus CHRIST'S in part; but then shall I know sake. Amen.
even as also I am known. And
now abideth faith, hope, charity, The Epistle. 1 Cor. xiii. 1.
these three ; but the greatest THOUGH I speak with the of these is charity. tongues of men and of angels, The
The Gospel. St. Luke xviii. 31. and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass or a' THEN JESUS took unto him tinkling cymbal : and though the twelve, and said unto them, I have the gift of prophecy, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and understand all mysteries, and all things that are written and all knowledge ; and though by the prophets concerning the I have all faith, so that I could Son of man shall be accomremove mountains, and have plished. For he shall be delinot charity, I am nothing. And vered unto the Gentiles, and though I bestow all my goods shall be mocked, and spitefully to feed the poor, and though entreated, and spitted on: and I give my body to be burned, they shall scourge him, and put and have not charity, it profit- him to death; and the third eth me nothing. Charity suf-day he shall rise again. And fereth long, and is kind; charity they understood none of these envieth not; charity vaunteth things : and this saying was not itself; is not puffed up; hid from them, neither knew doth not behave itself unseem- they the things which were ly; seeketh not her own; is spoken. And it came to pass, not easily provoked; thinketh that as he was come nigh unto no evil; rejoiceth not in iniqui- Jericho, a certain blind man ty, but rejoiceth in the truth; sat by the way-side begging; beareth all things, believeth all and hearing the multitude pass things, hopeth all things, en- by, he asked what it meant. dureth all things. Charity never And they told him, that JESUS faileth: but whether there be of Nazareth passeth by. And prophecies, they shall fail ; he cried, saying, Jesus, thou whether there be tongues, they Son of David, have mercy on shall cease; whether there be me. And they which went knowledge, it shall vanish away. before rebuked him, that he For we know in part, and we should hold his peace; but he prophesy in part. But when cried so much the more, Thou that which is perfect is come, Son of David, have mercy on then that which is in part shall me. And JESUS stood, and be done away. When I was commanded him to be brought a child, I spake as a child, I unto him: and when he was understood as a child, I thought come near, he asked him, sayas a child; but when I became ing, What wilt thou that I a man, I put away childish I should do unto thee? And he
said, Lord, that I may receive sin, and be saved ; mercifully my sight. And Jesus said unto forgive us our trespasses ; rehim, Receive thy sight; thy ceive and comfort us, who are faith hath saved thee. And grieved and wearied with the immediately he received his burden of our sins. Thy prosight, and followed him, glori- perty is always to have mercy; fying God: and all the people, to thee only it appertaineth to when they saw it, gave praise forgive sins : spare us thereunto God.
fore, good LORD, spare thy
people, whom thou hast reTHE FIRST DAY OF LENT, COM- deemed : enter not into judg
MONLY CALLED ASH-WEDNES- ment with thy servants, who DAY.
are vile earth, and miserable The Collect.
sinners; but so turn thine ALMIGHTY and everlasting anger from us, who meekly God, who hatest nothing that acknowledge our vileness, and thou hast made, and dost for- truly repent us of our faults ; give the sins of all those who and so make haste to help us are penitent; create and make in this world, that we may in us new and contrite hearts, ever live with thee in the that we, worthily lamenting our world to come, through JESUS sins and acknowledging our CHRIST our Lord. Amen. wretchedness, may obtain of Then shall the people say this that follow. thee, the God of all mercy,
eth, after the Minister. perfect remission and forgive- TURN thou us, O good Lord. ness, through Jesus Christ and so shall we be turned. Be our Lord, Amen.
favourable, O Lord, be favour| This Collect is to be read every day in able to thy people, who turn
Lent, after the Collect appointed for the day. to thee in weeping, fasting and | At Morning Prayer, the Litany being praying. For thou art a merended, shall be said the following Prayers ciful God, full of compassion, immediately before the general Thanksgiving
long-suffering, and of great pity. O LORD, we beseech thee. Thou sparest when we deserve mercifully hear our prayers,
punishment, and in thy wrath and spare all those who confess
22/thinkest upon mercy. Spare their sins unto thee: that they, thy people, good LORD, spare whose consciences by sin are
sin are them; and let not thine heritage accused, by thy merciful par- be
be brought to confusion. Hear don may be absolved, through us, o
th us, O Lord, for thy mercy is Christ our Lord, Amen.
great; and after the multitude
of thy mercies look upon us, O MOST mighty God, and through the merits and medias merciful Father, who hast com- tion of thy blessed Son, JESUS passion upon all men, and CHRIST our Lord. Amen. hatest nothing that thou hast | made; who wouldest not the! For the Epistle. Joel ii. 12. death of a sinner, but rather TURN ye even to me, saith that he should turn from his the Lord, with all your heart, and with fasting, and with earth, where moth and rust weeping, and with mourning. doth corrupt, and where thieves And rend your heart and break through and steal : but not your garments, and turn lay up for yourselves treasures unto the LORD your God : for in heaven, where neither moth he is gracious and merciful, nor rust doth corrupt, and slow to anger, and of great where thieves do not break kindness, and repenteth him of through nor steal : for where the evil. Who knoweth if he your treasure is, there will your will return, and repent, and heart be also. leave a blessing behind him, | even a meat-offering and a THE FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT. drink-offering unto the LORD your God? Blow the trumpet
The Collect. in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a O LORD, who for our sake solemn assembly, gather the didst fast forty days and forty people, sanctify the congrega- nights; give us grace to use tion, assemble the elders, gather such abstinence, that our flesh the children and those that suck being subdued to the Spirit, we the breasts ; let the bridegroom may ever obey thy godly mogo forth of his chamber, and tions in righteousness and true the bride out of her closet; let holiness, to thy honour and the priests, the ministers of the glory, who livest and reignest LORD, weep between the porch with the FATHEş and the Holy and the altar, and let them say, Ghost, one God, world without Spare thy people, O Lord, and end. Amen, give not thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should
The Epistle. 2 Cor. vi. 1 rule over them: wherefore WE then, as workers toge. should they say among the peo-ther with him, beseech you ple, Where is their God? | also, that ye receive not the The Gospel. St. Matt. vi. 16.
grace of God in vain : (For he
• Isaith, I have heard thee in a WHEN ye fast, be not as time accepted, and in the day of the hypocrites, of a sad counte- salvation have I succoured thee: nance : for they disfigure their behold, now is the accepted faces, that they may appear time; behold, now is the day unto men to fast. Verily, I say of salvation), giving no offence unto you, they have their re- in any thing, that the ministry ward. But thou, when thou be not blamed; but in all things fastest, anoint thine head, and approving ourselves as the wash thy face, that thou ap- ministers of God, in much papear not unto men to fast, but tience, in afflictions, in necessiunto thy Father which is in ties, in distresses, in stripes, in secret ; and thy Father which imprisonments, in tumults, in seeth in secret, shall reward labours, in watchings, in fastthee openly. Lay not up ings ; by pureness, by knowfor yourselves treasures upon ledge, by long-suffering, by
kindness, by the Holy Ghost, of the world, and the glory of by love unfeigned, by the word them; and saith unto him, All of truth, by the power of God, these things will I give thee, if by the armour of righteousness thou wilt fall down and worship on the right hand and on the me. Then saith Jesus unto left, by honour and dishonour, him, Get thee hence, Satan; for by evil report and good report; it is written, Thou shalt woras deceivers, and yet true; as ship the LORD thy God, and unknown, and yet well known; him only shalt thou serve. as dying, and behold we live; Then the devil leaveth him, as chastened, and not killed ; and behold, angels came and as sorrowful, yet alway rejoic- ministered unto him. ing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and THE SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT. yet possessing all things.
The Collect. The Gospel. St. Matt. iv. 1. | ALMIGHTY GOD, who seest
THEN was Jesus led up of that we have no power of our. the Spirit into the wilderness, selves to help ourselves ; keep to be tempted of the devil: us both outwardly in our bodies, and when he had fasted forty and inwardly in our souls; that days and forty nights, he was we may be defended from all afterward an hungered. And adversities which may happen when the tempter came to him, to the body, and from all evil he said, If thou be the Son thoughts which may assault and of God, command that these hurt the soul, through JESUS stones be made bread. But he CHRIST our Lord. Amen. answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread! The Epistle. 1 Thess. iv. 1. alone, but by every word that WE beseech you, brethren, proceedeth out of the mouth of and exhort you by the Lord God. Then the devil taketh Jesus, that as ye have received him up into the holy city, and of us how ye ought to walk, setteth him on a pinnacle of the and to please God, so ye would temple, and saith unto him, If abound more and more. For thou be the Son of God, cast ye know what commandments thyself down; for it is written, we gave you by the Lord JESUS. He shall give his angels charge For this is the will of God, concerning thee; and in their even your sanctification, that hands they shall bear thee up, ye should abstain from fornicalest at any time thou dash thy tion; that every one of you foot against a stone. JESUS should know how to possess said unto him, It is written his vessel in sanctification and again, Thou shalt not tempt honour; not in the lust of conthe LORD thy God. Again the cupiscence, even as the Gentiles devil taketh him up into an which know not God: that no exceeding high mountain, and man go beyond and defraud his showeth him all the kingdoms brother in any matter; because
that the Lord is the avenger of , and stretch forth the right hand all such, as we also have fore- of thy majesty, to be our dewarned you and testified. For fence against all our enemies, God hath not called us unto through JESUS CHRIST our uncleanness, but unto holiness. (Lord. Amen. He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God,
The Epistle. Ephes. v. 1. who hath also given unto us his BE ye therefore followers of holy Spirit.
God, as dear children ; and
walk in love, as Christ also The Gospel. St. Matt. xv. 21. I hath loved us, and hath given
JESUS went thence, and de-himself for us, an offering and parted into the coasts of Tyre a sacrifice to God, for a sweetand Sidon. And behold, a smelling savour. But fornica. woman of Canaan came out of tion and all uncleanness, or the same coasts, and cried unto covetousness, let it not be once him, saying, Have mercy on named amongst you, as becomme, O Lord, thou Son of David: eth saints ; neither filthiness, my daughter is grievously vexed nor foolish talking, nor jesting, with a devil. But he answered which are not convenient; but her not a word. And his dis- rather giving of thanks. For ciples came and besought him, this ye know, that no whoresaying, Send her away; for she monger, nor unclean person, crieth after us. But he an- nor covetous man, who is an swered and said, I am not sent idolater, hath any inheritance but unto the lost sheep of the in the kingdom of Christ, and house of Israel. Then came of God. Let no man deceive she and worshipped him, say- you with vain words : for being, Lord, help me. But he cause of these things cometh answered, and said, It is not the wrath of God upon the meet to take the children's children of disobedience. Be bread, and to cast it to dogs. not ye therefore partakers with And she said, Truth, Lord; yet them; for ye were sometimes the dogs eat of the crumbs darkness, but now are ye light which fall from their master's in the LORD; walk as children table. Then JESUS answered of light; (for the fruit of the and said unto her, O woman, Spirit is in all goodness, and great is thy faith : be it unto righteousness, and truth) proy. thee even as thou wilt. Anding what is acceptable unto th her daughter was made whole LORD. And have no fellowship from that very hour.
I with the unfruitful works of
darkness, but rather reprove THE THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT.
them. For it is a shame even
to speak of those things which The Collect.
are done of them in secret. But WE beseech thee, Almighty all things that are reproved, are God, look upon the hearty de- made manifest by the light; for sires of thy humble servants, whatsoever doth make manifest