« PreviousContinue »
And they overcame him by the Name, receiveth me. But whoso blood of the Lamb, and by the shall offend one of these little ones word of their testimony; and they which believe in me, it were betloved not their lives unto the ter for him that a milstone were death. Therefore rejoice, ye hea- hanged about his neck, and that vens, and ye that dwell in them.
he were drowned in the depth of Wo to the inhabiters of the the sea. Wo unto the world beearth, and of the sea : for the cause of offences : for it must devil is come down unto you,
needs be that offences come: but having great wrath, because he wo to that man by whom the ofknoweth that he hath but a short fence cometh. Wherefore if thy time.
hand or thy foot offend thee, cut The Gospel. St. Matt. xviii. 1. them off, and cast them from Aloitti samettinesu sa me ithe
thee: it is better for thee to enter disciples unto Jesus, saying, into life halt or maimed, rather Who is the greatest in the King- than having two hands or two dom of heaven? And Jesus called feet to be cast into everlasting a little child unto him, and set fire. And if thine eye offend thee, him in the midst of them, and pluck it out, and cast it from said, Verily I say unto you, Ex- thee: it is better for thee to encept ye be converted, and become ter into life with one eye, rather as little children, ye shall not en- than having two eyes to be cast ter into the Kingdom of heaven. into hell-fire. Take heed that ye Whosoever therefore shall hum- despise not one of these little ble himself as this little child, the ones; for I say unto you, That same is greatest in the Kingdom in heaven their angels do always of heaven. And whoso shall re- behold the face of my Father ceive one such little child in my which is in heaven.
SAINT LUKE THE EVANGELIST.
come shortly unto me: for Demas
hath forsaken me, having loved ALMIGHTY God, who call
edst Luke the Physician, this present world, and is departwhose praise is in the Gospel, to
ed unto Thessalonica; Crescens be an Evangelist, and Physician to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia. of the soul ; May it please thee, Only Luke is with me. Take that, by the wholsome medicines
Mark and bring him with thee: of the doctrine delivered by him, ministry. And Tychicus have. I
for he is profitable to me for the all the diseases of our souls may be healed; through the merits of sent to Ephesus. The cloke that thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
I left at Troas with Carpus, when Amen.
thou comest, bring with thee;
and the books, but especially the The Epistle. 2 Tim. iv. 5.
parchments. Alexander the copWATCHI thou in all things, per-smith did me much evil: the
endure afflictions, do the Lord reward him according to his work of an Evangelist, make full works. Of whom be thou ware proof of thy ministry. For I am also, for he hath greatly withstood now ready to be offered, and the our words. time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have
The Gospel. St. Luke x. l. T5
VIIE Lord appointed other the faith. Henceforth there is laid seventy also, and sent them up for me a crown of righteous- two and two before his face into ness, which the Lord, the right- every city and place whither he eous Judge, shall give me at that himself would come. Therefore day: and not to me only, but said he unto them, The harvest unto all them also that love his truly is great, but the labourers appearing. Do thy diligence to are few; pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would Peace be to this house. And if send forth labourers into his har- the son of peace be there, your vest. Go your ways; behold, I peace shall rest upon it: if not, send you forth as lambs among it shall turn to you again. And wolves. Carry neither purse, nor in the same house remain, eating scrip, nor shoes, and salute no and drinking such things as they man by the way. And into what- give: for the labourer is worthy soever house ye enter, first say, of his hire.
SAINT SIMON AND SAINT JUDE, APOSTLES. The Collect.
and going after strange flesh,
are set forth for an example, sufO , fering the vengeance of eternal built thy Church upon the
fire. Likewise also these filthy foundation of the Apostles and
dreamers defile the flesh, despise Prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the head corner-stone ; Grant dominion, and speak evil of dig
nities. us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their doctrine, that The Gospel. St. John xv. 17. we may be made an holy temple
THESE things I command acceptable unto thee; through Je- TI
you, that ye love one ansus Christ our Lord. Amen.
other. If the world hate you, ye
know that it hated me before it The Epistle. St. Jude 1.
hated you. If ye were of the JUDE, the servant off, Jesus world, the world would love this to them that are sanctified by the world, but I have chosen you God the Father, and preserved in out of the world, therefore the Jesus Christ, and called: Mercy world hateth you. Remember the unto you, and peace, and love be word that I said unto you, The multiplied. Beloved, when I gave servant is not greater than the all diligence to write unto you lord: if they have persecuted me, of the common salvation, it was they will also persecute you; if needful for me to write unto you, they have kept my saying, they and exhort you, that ye should will keep your's also. But all earnestly contend for the faith these things will they do unto you which was once delivered unto for my Name's sake, because they the saints. For there are certain know not him that sent me. If I men crept in unawares, who were had not come and spoken unto before of old ordained to this con- them, they had not had sin: but demnation ; ungodly men, turn- now they have no cloke for their ing the grace of our God into sin. Hê that hateth me hateth lasciviousness, and denying the my Father also. If I had not only Lord God, and our Lord Je- done among them the works which sus Christ. I will therefore put none other man did, they had not you in remembrance, though ye had sin; but now have they both once knew this, how that the seen, and hated both me and my Lord, having saved the people Father. But this cometh to pass, out of the land of Egypt, after- that the word might be fulfilled ward destroyed them that beliey- that is written in their law, They ed not. And the angels which hated me without a cause. But kept not their first estate, but when the Comforter is come, left their own habitation, he hath whom I will send unto you from reserved in everlasting chains un- the Father, even the Spirit of der darkness unto the judgement truth, which proceedeth from the of the great day. Even as Sodom Father, he shall testify of me. and Gomorrha, and the cities a- And ye also shall bear witness, bout them in like manner giving because ye have been with me themselves over to fornication, from the beginning.
A cending from the east, having God, saying, Amen; Blessing, and
After this I beheld, and lo, a O
ALMIGHTY God, who hast great multitude, which no man
knit together thine elect in could number, of all nations, and one communion and fellowship, kindreds, and people, and tongues, in the mystical body of thy Son stood before the throne, and beChrist our Lord; Grant us grace fore the Lamb, clothed with white so to follow thy blessed Saints in robes, and palms in their hands; all virtuous and godly living, that and cried with a loud voice, say. we may come to those unspeak- ing, Salvation to our God which able joys, which thou hast pre- sitteth upon the throne, and unpared for them that unfeignedly to the Lamb. And all the angels ove thee; through Jesus Christ stood round about the throne, and our Lord. Amen.
about the elders, and the four For the Epistle. Rev. vii. 2. beasts, and fell before the throne
, and the seal of the living God; and glory, and wisdom, and thankshe cried with a loud voice to the giving, and honour, and power, four angels, to whom it was given and might, be unto our God for to hurt the earth, and the sea, ever and ever. Amen. saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we
The Gospel. St. Matt. v. 1. have sealed the servants of our JESUS; seeing the multitudesa heard the number of them which when he was set, his disciples were sealed; and there were seal- came unto him. And he opened ed an hundred and forty and four his mouth, and taught them, saythousand, of all the tribes of the ing, Blessed are the poor in spichildren of Israel.
rit: for their's is the kingdom of Of the tribe of Juda were seal- heaven. Blessed are they that ed twelve thousand.
mourn: for they shall be comOf the tribe of Reuben were forted. Blessed are the meek: sealed twelve thousand.
for they shall inherit the earth. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed Blessed are they which do hunger twelve thousand.
and thirst after righteousness : for of the tribe of Aser were seal- they shall be filled. Blessed are ed twelve thousand.
the merciful: for they shall obOf the tribe of Nephthali were tain mercy. Blessed are the pure sealed twelve thousand.
in heart: for they shall see God. Of the tribe of Manasses were Blessed are the peace-makers : for sealed twelve thousand.
they shall be called the children Of the tribe of Symeon were of God. Blessed are they which sealed twelve thousand.
are persecuted for righteousness' of the tribe of Levi were sealed sake: for their's is the kingdom twelve thousand.
of heaven. Blessed are ye, when Of the tribe of Isachar were men shall revile you, and persesealed twelve thousand.
cute you, and shall say all manof the tribe of Zabulon were ner of evil
against you falsely for sealed twelve thousand.
my sake. Rejoice, and be exceedOf the tribe of Joseph were ing glad ; for great is your reward sealed twelve thousand.
in heaven: for so persecuted they of the tribe of Benjamin were the prophets which were before sealed twelve thousand.
ADMINISTRATION OF THE LORD'S SUPPER,
many as intend to be partakers of the holy Communion shall sig
And if any of those be an open and notorious evil liver, or have done any wrong to his neighbours by word or deed, so that the Congregation be thereby offended, the Curate, having knowledge thereof, shall call him and advertise him, that in any wise he presume not to come to the Lord's Table, until he hath openly declared himself to have truly repented and amended his former naughty life, that the Congregation may thereby be satisfied, which before were offended; and that he hath recompensed the parties, to whom he hath done wrong; or at least declare himself to be in full purpose so to do, as soon as he con
veniently may. I The same order shall the Curate use with those betwixt whom he per
ceiveth malice and hatred to reign; not suffering them to be partakers of the Lord's Table, until he know them to be reconciled. And if one of the parties so at variance be content to forgive from the bottom of his heart all that the other hath trespassed against him, and to make amends for that he himself hath offended; and the other party will not be persuaded to a godly unity, but remain still in his frowardness and malice: the Minister in that case ought to admit the peni. tent person to the holy Communion, and not him that is obstinate. Provided that every Minister so repelling any, as is specified in this, or the next precedent Paragraph of this Rubrick, shall be obliged to give an account of the same to the Ordinary within fourteen days after at the farthest. And the Ordinary shall proceed against the offending person according to the Canon. The Table, at the Communion-time having a fair white linen cloth upon it, shall stand in the Body of the Church, or in the Chancel, where Morning and Evening Prayer are appointed to be said. And the Priest standing at the North-side of the Table shall say the Lord's Prayer, with the Collect following, the people kneeling:
Minister. Thou shalt do no
, murder, said; I am the Lord thy God: People. Lord, have mercy upon Thou shalt have none other gods us, and incline our hearts to keep but me.
this law. People. Lord, have mercy upon Minister. Thou shalt not comus, and incline our hearts to keep mit adultery. this law.
People. Lord, have mercy upon Minister. Thou shalt not make us, and incline our hearts to keep to thyself any graven image, nor this law. the likeness of any thing that is Minister. Thou shalt not steal. in heaven above, or in the earth People. Lord, have mercy upon beneath, or in the water under the us, and incline our hearts to keep earth. Thou shalt not bow down this law. to them, nor worship them: for I Min. Thou shalt not bear false the Lord thy God am a jealous witness against thy neighbour. God, and visit the sins of the fa- People. Lord, have mercy upon thers upon the children, unto the us, and incline our hearts to keep third and fourth generation of this law. them that hate me, and shew Minister, Thou shalt not covet mercy unto thousands in them thy neighbour's house, thou shalt that love me, and keep my com- not covet thy neighbour's wife, mandments.
nor his servant, nor his maid, People. Lord, have mercy upon nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any us, and incline our hearts to keep thing that is his. this law.
People. Lord, have mercy upon Minister. Thou shalt not take us, and write all these thy laws the Name of the Lord thy God in in our hearts, we beseech thee. vain : for the Lord will not hold
Then shall follow one of these him guiltless, that taketh his
two Collects for the Queen, the Name in vain.
Priest standing as before, and People. Lord, have mercy upon saying, us, and incline our hearts to keep
Let us pray. this law.
sinister. Remember that thou A kingdom is everlasting, and
keep holy the Sabbath-day. Six days shalt thou labour, and do
power infinite; Have mercy upon all that thou hast to do; but the
the whole Church; and so rule seventh day is the Sabbath of the
the heart of thy chosen Servant Lord thy God. In it thou shalt
VICTORIA, our Queen and Godo no manner of work, thou, and vernour, that she (knowing whose thy son, and thy daughter, thy things seek thy honour and glory:
minister she is) may above all man-servant, and thy maid - servant, thy cattle, and the stranger
and that we, and all her subjects that is within thy gates. For in (duly considering whose authority six days the Lord made heaven
she hath) may faithfully serve, and earth, the sea, and all that in
honour, and humbly obey her, in them is, and rested the seventh
thee, and for thee, according to day: wherefore the Lord blessed
thy blessed Word and ordinance; the seventh day, and hallowed it.
through Jesus Christ our Lord, People. Lord, have mercy upon
who with thee and the Holy Ghost us, and incline our hearts to keep liveth and reigneth, ever one God, this law.
world without end. Amen. Minister. Honour thy father
Or, and thy mother ; hthat thy
days ALMIG HE TYe and everlasting the Lord thy God giveth thee. holy Word, that the hearts of
People. Lord, have mercy upon Kings are in thy rule and governus, and incline our hearts to keep ance, and that thou dost dispose this law.
and turn them as it seemeth best