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do believe thy only begotten Son stand ye gazing up into heaven? our Lord Jesus Christ to have as- This same Jesus, which is taken cended into the heavens; so we up from you into heaven, shall so may also in heart and mind thither come in like manner as ye have ascend, and with him continually seen him go into heaven. dwell, who liveth and reigneth with The Gospel. St. Mark xvi. 14. thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, Jas they sapat meat, and upbraid
, world without end. Amen.
For the Epistle. Acts i. 1. ed them with their unbelief and THE foriner treatise have I hardness of heart, because they beTHE
made, (). Theophilus, of all lieved not them which had seen that Jesus began both to do and him after he was risen. And he teach, until the day in which he was said unto them, Go ye into all the taken up, after that he, through world, and preach the Gospel to the Holy Ghost, had given com- every creature. He that believeth, mandments unto the apostles whom and is baptized, shall be saved ; he had chosen : To whom also he but he that believeth not, shall be showed himself alive after his pas- damned. And these signs shall folsion, by many infallible proofs, be-low them that believe: In my name ing seen of them forty days, and shall they cast out devils; they shall speaking of the things pertaining speak with new tongues; they shall to the kingdom of God: and being take up serpents; and if they drink assembled together with them, any deadly thing, it shall not hurt commanded them that they should them; they shall lay hands on the not depart from Jerusalem, but sick, and they shall recover. So wait for the promise of the Father, then, after the Lord had spoken which, saith he, ye have heard of unto them, he was received up into me. For John truly baptized with heaven, and sat on the right hand water; but ye shall be baptized of God. And they went forth, and with the Holy Ghost, not many preached every where, the Lord days hence. When they therefore working with them, and confirmwere come together, they asked of ing the word with signs following. him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to
Sunday after Ascension-Day. Israel ? And he said unto them, It
The Collect. is not for you
to know the times or O GOD, the King of glory, who put in his own power. But ye shall Jesus Christ with great triumph receive power, after that the Holy unto thy kingdom in heaven; we Ghost is come upon you: and
beseech thee leave us not comfort
ye shall be witnesses unto me both in less; but 'send to us thine Holy Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Ghost to comfort us, and exalt us Samaria, and unto the uttermost unto the same place whither our part of the earth. And when he Saviour Christ is gone before; who had spoken these things, while they liveth and reigneth with thee and beheld, he was taken up, and a the Holy Ghost, one God, world cloud received him out of their without end. Amen. sight. And while they looked The Epistle. i St. Peter iv. 7.
all things is at hand:
stood be ye sober, and by them in white apparel; which watch unto prayer. And above all also said, Ye men of Galilee, why things have fervent charity among yourselves : for charity shall cover For the Epistle. Acts ii. 1. the multitude of sins. Use hospitality one to another
the day of W
fully come ing. As every man hath received all with one accord in one place : the gift, even so minister the same And suddenly there came a sound one to another, as good stewards of from heaven, as of a rushing mighthe manifold grace of God. If any ty wind, and it filled all the house man speak, let him speak as the where they were sitting. And oracles of God: If any man minis- there appeared unto them cloven ter, let him do it as of the ability tongues, like as of fire, and it sat which God giveth: that God in all upon each of them : And they were things may be glorified through Je-all filled with the Holy Ghost; and sus Christ : to whom be praise and began to speak with other tongues, dominion for ever and ever. Amen. as the Spirit gave them utterance. The Gospel. St. John xv. 26, and And there were dwelling at Jeru
part of the 16th Chapter. salem Jews, devout men, out of WW VHEN the Comforter is come, every nation under heaven. Now whom I will send unto you
when this was noised abroad, the from the Father, even the Spirit multitude came together, and were of truth, which proceedeth from confounded, because that every the Father, he shall testify of me. man heard them speak in his own And ye also shall bear witness, language. And they were all amabecause ye have been with me from zed, and marvelled, saying one to the beginning. These things have another, Behold, are not all these I spoken unto you, that ye should which speak Galileans? and how not be offended. They shall put
hear we every man in our own you out of the synagogues : yea,
tongue wherein we were born ? the time cometh, that whosoever Parthians, and Medes, and Elamkilleth you, will think that he doeth ites, and the dwellers in MesopoGod service. And these things tamia, and in Judea, and Cappawill they do unto you, because they docia, in Pontus, and Asia, Phryhave not known the Father, nor gia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and me: but these things have I told in the parts of Lybia about Cyrene, you, that when the time shall come, and strangers of Rome, Jews and ye may remember that I told you Proselytes, Cretes and Arabians, of them.
we do hear them speak in our
tongues the wonderful works of Whitsunday.
The Gospel. St. John xiv. 15. O didst teach the hearts of thy). ESUS said unto his disciples,
love me, keep faithful people, by sending to them mandments. And I will pray the the light of thy Holy Spirit; grant Father, and he shall give you anus by the same Spirit to have a other Comforter, that he may right judgment in all things, and abide with you for ever; even the evermore to rejoice in his holy Spirit of truth, whom the world comfort, through the merits of cannot receive, because it seeth Christ Jesus our Saviour, who him not, neither knoweth him : liveth and reigneth with thee, in but ye know him ; for he dwellthe unity of the same Spirit, oneeth with you, and shall be in you. God, world without end." Amen. I will not leave you comfortless ;
I will come to you. Yet a little Monday in Whitsun-Week. while, and the world seeth me no
The Collect. more; but ve see me: because I live, ye shall live also because I O GOD, who as at this time
didst teach the hearts of thy day ye shall know that I am in faithful people, by sending to them my Father, and ye in me, and I the light of thy Holy Spirit; grant in you. He that hath my com-us by the same Spirit to have a mandments, and keepeth them, right judgment in all things, and he it is that loveth me; and he evermore to rejoice in his holy that loveth me, shall be loved of comfort, through the merits of my Father; and I will love hiin, Christ Jesus our Saviour, who and will manifest myself to him. liveth and reigneth with thee, in
Judas saith unto him, (not Iscari- the unity of the same Spirit, one ot) Lord, how is it that thou wilt God, world without end. Amen. manifest thyself unto us, and not
For the Epistle. Acts X. 34. unto the world? Jesus answered TVHEN Peter opened his mouth, and said unto him, If a man love and said Of a truth I perme, he will keep my words; and ceive that God is no respecter of my Father will love him, and we persons; but in every nation, he will come unto him, and make our that feareth him, and worketh abode with him. He that loveth righteousness, is accepted with me not, keepeth not my sayings : him. The word which God sent and the word which ye hear is not unto the children of Israel, preachmine, but the Father's which sent ing peace by Jesus Christ, (he is
These things have I spoken Lord of all;) that word, I say, unto you, being yet present with ye know, which was published you. But the Comforter, which throughout all Judea, and began is the Holy Ghost, whom the Fa- from Galilee, after the baptism ther will send in my name, he shall which John preached: How God teach
you all things, and bring all anointed Jesus of Nazareth with things to your remembrance, what-the Holy Ghost, and with power; soever I have said unto you. Peace who went about doing good, and I leave with you, my peace I give healing all that were oppressed of unto you : not as the world giveth, the devil; for God was with him. give I unto you. Let not your And we are witnesses of all things heart be troubled, neither let it be which he did, both in the land of afraid. Ye have heard how I said the Jews, and in Jerusalem ; whom unto you, I go away, and come they slew, and hanged on a tree. again unto you. If ye loved me, Him God raised up the third day, ye would rejoice, because I said, I and showed him openly; not to go unto the Father: for my Fa- all the people, but unto witnesses ther is greater than I. And now chosen before of God; even to us, I have told you before it come to who did eat and drink with him pass, that when it is come to pass, after he rose from the dead. And ye might believe. Hereafter I will he commanded us to preach unto not talk much with you: for the people, and to testify that it is the prince of this world cometh, he which was ordained of God to and hath nothing in me. But that be the judge of quick and dead. the world may know that I love To him give all the prophets witthe Father; and as the Fatherness, that through his name, whogave me commandment, even so soever believeth in him, shall re
ceive remission of sins. While Pen
ter yet spake these words, the Ho- the merits of Christ Jesus our Saly Ghost fell on all them who viour, who liveth and reigneth with heard the word. And they of the thee, in the unity of the same Spicircumcision who believed, were rit, one God, world without end. astonished, as many as came with Amen. life's also was poured out the gift Wat Jerusalem, heard
that SaPeter, because that on the Gen- _For the Epistle. Acts viii. 14. of the Holy Ghost. For they heard them speak with tongues, and maria had received the word of magnify God. Then answered God, they sent unto them Peter Peter, Can any man forbid water, and John ; who, when they were that these should not be baptized, come down, prayed for them, that who have received the Holy Ghost they might receive the Holy Ghost: as well as we ? And he command-(For as yet he was fallen
upon none ed them to be baptized in the name of them ; only they were baptized of the Lord. Then prayed they in the name of the Lord Jesus :) him to tarry certain days. Then laid they their hands on them,
The Gospel. St. John iïi. 16. and they received the Holy Ghost. G he gave his only begotten V Epe that entereth not by the
MOD so loved the world, that The Gospel. St. John x. 1. Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have door into the sheep-fold, but Climbeverlasting life. For God sent not eth up some other way, the same his Son into the world to con- is a thief and a robber. But he that demn the world, but that the world entereth in by the door, is the shepthrough him might be saved. He herd of the sheep. To him the that believeth on him is not con-porter openeth ; and the sheep demned: but he that believeth not hear his voice; and he calleth his is condemned already, because he own sheep by name, and leadeth hath not believed in the name of them out. And when he putteth the only begotten Son of God. forth his own sheep, he goeth beAnd this is the condemnation, that fore them, and the sheep follow light is come into the world, and him; for they know his voice: and men loved darkness rather than a stranger will they not follow, but light, because their deeds were will flee from him ; for they know evil. For every one that doeth evil not the voice of strangers. This hateth the light, neither cometh to parable spake Jesus unto them; the light, lest his deeds should be but they understood not what things reproved. But he that doeth truth they were which he spake unto cometh to the light, that his deeds them. Then said Jesus unto them may be made manifest, that they again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, are wrought in God.
I am the door of the sheep : All
came before me are Tuesday in Whitsun-Week. thieves and robbers; but the sheep The Collect.
did not hear them. I am the door : O ,
teach the hearts of thy faithful be saved, and shall go in and out, people, by sending to them the light and find pasture. The thief cometh of thy Holy Spirit ; grant us by the not but for to steal, and to kill, and same Spirit to have a right judg- to destroy: I am come that they ment in all things, and evermore to might have life, and that they might rejoice in his holy comfort, through have it more abundantly.
Trinity-Sunday. eyes within : and they rest not day
and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy,
God, who hast given unto us is, and is to come. And when those thy servants grace, by the confes-beasts give glory, and honour, and sion of a true faith, to acknowledge thanks to him that saton the throne, the glory of the eternal Trinity, and who liveth for ever and ever, the in the power of the divine Majes-four and twenty elders fall down ty to worship the Unity; we be- before him that sat on the throne, seech thee that thou wouldest keep and worship him that liveth for ever us steadfast in this faith, and ever- and ever, and cast their crowns bemore defend us from all adversities, fore the throne, saying, Thou art who livest and reignest, one God, worthy, O Lord, to receive glory, world without end. Amen. and honour, and power; for thou
For the Epistle. Rev. iv. 1. hast created all things, and for thy FTER this I looked, and be-pleasure they are, and were created.
hold, a door was opened in The Gospel. St. John iii. 1. heaven : and the first voice which Tisces, named Nicodemus, a I heard, was as it were of a trumpet, talking with me; which said, ruler of the Jews : The same came Come up hither, and I will show to Jesus by night, and said unto him, thee things which must be hereaf- Rabbi, we know that thou art a ter. And immediately I was in the teacher come from God: For no Spirit; and behold, a throne was man can do these miracles that thou set in heaven, and one sat on the doest, except God be with him. throne: and he that sat was to look Jesus answered and said unto him, upon like a jasper and a sardine-Verily, verily, I say unto thee, exstone: and there was a rainbow cept a man be born again, hecannot round about the throne, in sight see the kingdom of God. Nicodelike unto an emerald. And round mus saith unto him, How can a man about the throne were four and be born when he is old ? can he entwenty seats; and upon the seats ter the second time into his moI saw four and twenty elders sit- ther's womb, and be born? Jesus ting, clothed in white raiment; and answered, Verily, verily, I say unto they had on their heads crowns of thee, except a man be born of wagold : and out of the throne pro- ter, and of the Spirit, he cannot enceeded lightnings, and thunder- ter into the kingdom of God. That ings, and voices. And there were which is born of the flesh, is flesh; seven lamps of fire burning before and that which is born of the Spirit, the throne, which are the seven spi- is spirit. Marvel not that I said rits of God. And before the throne, unto thee, ye must be born again. there was a sea of glass, like unto The wind bloweth where it listeth, crystal. And in the midst of the and thou hearest the sound thereof, throne, and round about the throne, but canst not tell whence it cometh, were four beasts full of eyes before and whither it goeth ; so is every and behind: And the first beast was one that is born of the Spirit. Nilike a lion, and the second beast like codemus answered and said unto . a calf, and the third beast hada face him, How can these things be? Jeas a man, and the fourth beast was sus answered and said unto him, like a flying eagle. And the four Art thou a master of Israel, and beasts had each of them six wings knowest not these things ? Veriabout him; and they were full of ly, verily, I say unto thee, we speak