« ПредыдущаяПродолжить »
The Epiftle. St Jude i. UDE the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James,
to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and prelerved in Jesus Christ, and called : Mercy unto you, and peace, and love be multiplied. Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you, that ye fhould earnestly contend for the faith which was once deliVored unto the saints. For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnacion ; ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousnels, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afcerward destroyed them that believed not. And the angels which kept not their first eltate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness, unto the judgment of the great day. Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them, in like manner giving themselves over to fornicacion, and going after ftrange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.
The Gospel. St John xv. 17. THESE things I command you, that ye love one ano
ther. If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own : but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember the word that I said unto you, The fervand is not greater than the Lord: if they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. But all these things will they do unto you for my names fake, because they know noc him that sent me. If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had fin: but now they have no cloke for their fin. He chat hatech me, hateth iny Father also. If I had
not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had fin; but now have they both seen, and hated both me and my Father. But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause. But when the Comforter is come, whom I send unto you, from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me. And ye also shall bear witness, because ye
have been with me from the beginning.
All Saints Day.
one communion and fellowship, in the mystical body of thy Son Christ our Lord; Grant us grace lo to follow thy blessed Saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those unspeakable joys, which thou hast prepared for them that unfeignedly love thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For the Epiftle. Rev. vii. 2.
having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth, and the sea, saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and
PA RA PHRASE.
On the COLLECT for all Saints Day. all-powerful God, who hast united all the members of Christ's myftical body, the church, who according to the faith are Gods elect, (Tit. i. 1.) by bands and joints, with Christ the head, (Col. ii 19.) grant us thy grace, that in pursuance of the examples, set us by thy blefied faints, we may exercise all the christian virtces in this world, and attain to the ineffable joys of the other ; which eye hath not seen, nor ear hath heard, and which God hath prepared for them that love him, 1 Cor. ii.9. Amen.
forty and four thousand, of all the tribes of the children of Ifrael.
Of the tribe of Judah were sealed twelve thousand.
After this I beheld, and lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and congues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands : and cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God, which fitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders, and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, saying, Amen; Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.
The Gospel. St Matth. v. 1. ESUS seeing the multitudes, went up into a moun
tain ; and when he was set, his disciples came unto him. And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, Blessed are the poor in fpirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn : for they ihall be comforted. Blessed are the meek : for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness : for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they fall fee. God. Blessed are the peace
makers: for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are they which are perfecuted for righteousness fake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye when men shall revile you, and perfecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you fally for my fake. Rejoice and be exceeding glad; for great is your reward in heaven : for 'fo persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
Order for the ADMINISTRATION
LORD's SUPPER, or HOLY COMMUNION.
So many as intend to be partakers of the holy Communion, fall
Signify ibeir Names to the Curate at least some time the day
before. And if any of those be an open and notorious evil liver, or bave
done any wrong to bis neighbours by word or deed, so that the Congregation be thereby offended; the Curate baving knowledge thereof, shall call bim and advertise him, that in any wise be presume not to come to the Lords Table, until he hatb openly declared bimself to bave truly repented and amended bis former naughty life, that the Congregation may thereby be satisfied, which before were offended; and that be bath recompened the Parties to whom he bath done wrong, or at least
declare bimself to be in full purpose fo to do, as foon as he conTbe same Order Mall the Curate use with those betwixt whom
be perceiveth malice and batred to reign; not suffering them to be partakers of the Lords Table, until he know them to be reconciled. And if one of the Parties, jo at variance, be content to forgive from the bottom of his heart all that the other batb irespassed against him, and to make amends for that he bimself bath offended ; and the other Party will not be perfuaded to a godly unity, but remain still in his frowardness and malice : the Minister in that case ought to admit the penitent person to the holy Communion, and not bine that is obstinate. Provided, that every Minister fo repelling any, as is specified in this, or the next precedent Paragraph of this Rubrick, Mall 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.