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for these thy mercies towards us, desireth to return thanks unto thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. in the presence of all thy people. Amen. Gracious art thou, O Lord, and full

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7 For Deliverance from great Sick-of compassion to the children of ness and Mortality. men. May his heart be duly im0 LORD God, who hast wound-pressed with a sense of thy mercied us for our sins, and consum-residue of his days to an humble, goodness, and may he devote the ed us for our transgressions, by thy holy, and obedient walking before late heavy and dreadful visitation; and now, in the midst of judgment thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. remembering mercy, hast redeemed our souls from the jaws of death; we offer unto thy fatherly goodness

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ourselves, our souls and bodies, MOST gracious Lord, whose which thou hast delivered, to be a mercy is over all thy works; living sacrifice unto thee; always we praise thy holy name, that thou praising and magnifying thy merhast been pleased to conduct in ries in the midst of thy Church, safety, through the perils of the through Jesus Christ our Lord. great deep, this thy servant, who now desireth to return his thanks unto thee, in thy holy Church: May For a Recovery from Sickness. he be duly sensible of thy merciful OGOD, who art the giver of life, providence towards him, and ever of health, and of safety; we express his thankfulness by a holy bless thy name, that thou hast been trust in thee, and obedience to thy pleased to deliver from his bodily laws, through Jesus Christ our sickness this thy servant, who now Lord. Amen.

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COLLECTS, EPISTLES, AND GOSPELS,

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To be used throughout the Year.

The first Sunday in Advent.

The Collect.

The Epistle. Rom. xiii. 8. OWE no man any thing, but to LMIGHTY God, give us grace love one another; for he that that we may cast away the loveth another hath fulfilled the works of darkness, and put upon us law. For this, Thou shalt not comthe armour of light, now in the time mit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, of this mortal life, in which thy Son Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt Jesus Christ came to visit us in not bear false witness, Thou shalt great humility; that in the last day, not covet; and if there be any when he shall come again in his other commandment, it is briefly glorious Majesty to judge both the comprehended in this saying, namequick and dead, we may rise to the ly, Thou shalt love thy neighbour fe immortal, through him who as thyself. Love worketh nc ill liveth and reigneth with thee and to his neighbour; therefore love is the Holy Ghost, now and ever. the fulfilling of the law. And that, knowing the time, that now it is This Collect is to be repeated every high time to awake out of sleep; for Day, with the other Collects in Ad-how is our salvation nearer than vent, until Christmas-day. when we believed. The night is

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far spent, the day is at hand; let called the house of prayer; but ye therefore cast off the works of have made it a den of thieves.

The second Sunday in Advent.
The Collect.

darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chamber-BLESSED Lord, who hast caus ing and wantonness, not in strife ed all holy Scriptures to be and envying. But put ye on the written for our learning; grant that Lord Jesus Christ, and make not we may in such wise hear them, provision for the flesh, to fulfil the read, mark, learn, and inwardly Tusts thereof. digest them, that by patience, and comfort of thy holy Word, we may

The Gospel. St. Matt. xxi. 1.

WHEN they drew nigh unto embrace, and ever hold fast the Jerusalem, and were come to blessed hope of everlasting life, Bethphage, unto the mount of which thou hast given us in our SaOlives, then sent Jesus two disci-viour Jesus Christ. Amen. ples, saying unto them, Go into The Epistle. Rom. xv. 4. the village over against you, and WHATSOEVER things were straightway ye shall find an ass written aforetime, were writtied, and a colt with her: loose ten for our learning; that we, them, and bring them unto me. through patience, and comfort of And if any man say ought unto you, the Scriptures, might have hope. ye shall say, The Lord hath need of Now the God of patience and con them; and straightway he will send solation grant you to be like mindthem. All this was done, that it ed one towards another, according might be fulfilled which was spoken to Christ Jesus: That ye may with by the prophet, saying, Tell ye the one mind and one mouth glorify daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King God, even the Father of our Lord cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting Jesus Christ. Wherefore receive upon an ass, and a colt the foal ye one another, as Christ also reof an ass. And the disciples went, ceived us, to the glory of God. and did as Jesus commanded them; Now I say, that Jesus Christ was and brought the ass and the colt, a minister of the circumcision, for and put on them their clothes, and the truth of God, to confirm the they sat him thereon. And a very pronises made unto the fathers: great multitude spread their gar-And that the Gentiles might gloments in the way; others cut down rify God for his mercy; as it is branches from the trees, and straw-written, For this cause I will coned them in the way. And the mul-fess to thee among the Gentiles, titudes that went before, and that and sing unto thy name: And again followed, cried, saying, Hosanna he saith, Rejoice ye Gentiles, with to the Son of David: blessed is he his people: And again, Praise the that cometh in the name of the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud Lord; Hosanna in the highest. him, all ye people. And again And when he was come into Jeru- Esaias saith, There shall be a root salem, all the city was moved, say-of Jesse, and he that shall rise to ing, Who is this? And the multi-reign over the Gentiles, in him tude said, This is Jesus the Prophet shall the Gentiles trust. Now the of Nazareth of Galilee. And Je- God of hope fill you with all joy sus went into the temple of God, and peace in believing, that ye may and cast out all them that sold and abound in hope, through the power bought in the temple, and over-of the Holy Ghost.

threw the tables of the money- The Gospel. St. Luke xxi. 25. changers, and the seats of them AND there shall be signs in the that sold doves, and said unto them, sun, and in the moon, and in It is written, My house shall be the stars; and upon the earth dis

tress of nations, with perplexity; Lord come, who both will bring to the sea and the waves roaring; light the hidden things of darkness, men's hearts failing them for fear, and will make manifest the counsels and for looking after those things of the hearts: and then shall every which are coming on the earth; for man have praise of God. he powers of heaven shall be shaThe Gospel. St. Matt. xi. 2. ren. And then shall they see the NOW when John had heard in Son of man coming in a cloud with the prison the works of Christ, power and great glory. And when he sent two of his disciples, and these things begin to come to pass, said unto him, Art thou he that then look up, and lift up your heads; should come, or do we look for anofor your redemption draweth nigh. ther? Jesus answered and said unto And he spake to them a parable, them, Go, and show John again Behold the fig-tree, and all the those things which ye do hear and trees; when they now shoot forth, see: The blind receive their sight, ye see and know of your own selves, and the lame walk, the lepers are that summer is now nigh at hand. cleansed, and the deaf hear, the So likewise ye, when ye see these dead are raised up, and the poor things come to pass, know ye that have the gospel preached to them: the kingdom of God is nigh at And blessed is he whosoever shall hand. Verily I say unto you, This not be offunded in me. And as generation shall not pass away till they departed, Jesus began to say ill be fulfilled. Heaven and earth unto the multitudes concerning shall pass away; but my words John, What went ye out into the shall not pass away.

The fourth Sunday in Advent.

wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind? But what went ye The third Sunday in Advent. out for to see? A man clothed in The Collect. soft raiment? Behold, they that LORD Jesus Christ, who at wear soft clothing are in kings? thy first coming didst send thy houses. But what went ve out for messenger to prepare thy way be- to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto fore thee; grant that the Ministers you, and more than a prophet. For and Stewards of thy mysteries may this is he of whom it is written, Be likewise so prepare and make ready hold, I send my messenger before thy way, by turning the hearts of the thy face, which shall prepare thy disobedient to the wisdom of the way before thee. just, that, at thy second coming to julge the world, we may be found The Collect. an acceptable people in thy sight, LORD, raise up, we pray who livest and reiguest with the thee, thy power, and come Father and the Holy Spirit, ever among us, and with great might one God, world without end. Amen. succour us; that whereas, through The Epistle. 1 Cor. iv. 1. our sins and wickedness, we are LET a man so account of us, as sore let and hindered in running of the Ministers of Christ, and the race that is set before us, thy Stewards of the mysteries of God. bountiful grace and mercy may Moreover, it is required in stew-speedily help and deliver us, ards, that a man be found faithful. through the satisfaction of thy Son But with me it is a very small our Lord: to whom, with thee and thing, that I should be judged of the Holy Ghost, be honour and gloyou, or of man's judgment: yea, Iry, world without end. Amen." judge not mine own self, for I know The Epistle. Phil. iv. 4. nothing by myself, yet am I not RE EJOICE in the Lord alway; hereby justified; but he that judgeth and again I say, Rejoice. me is the Lord. Therefore judge Let your moderation be known unto nothing before the time, until the all men. The Lord is at hand. Be

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The Gospel. St. John i. 19. THIS is the record of John when

careful for nothing; but in every and the same Spirit, ever one God, thing by prayer and supplication, world without end. Amen. with thanksgiving, let your requests The Epistle. Heb. i. 1. be made known unto God. And GOD, who, at sundry times, and the peace of God, which passeth all in divers manners, spake in understanding, shall keep your time past unto the fathers by the hearts and minds through Christ prophets, hath in these last days Jesus. spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; who being the brightness of his the Jews sent Priests and Le-glory, and the express image of his vites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou? And he confessed, by the word of his power, when he person, and upholding all things and denied not; but confessed, "I had by himself purged our sins, sat am not the Christ. And they asked down on the right hand of the Mahim, What then? Art thou Elias? jesty on high; being made so much And he saith, I am not. Art thou better than the angels, as he hath that Prophet? And he answered, by inheritance obtained a more exNo. Then said they unto him, cellent name than they. For unto Who art thou? that may give which of the angels said he at any an answer to them that sent us: time, Thou art my Son, this day What sayest thou of thyself? He have I begotten thee? And again, said, I am the voice of one crying I will be to him a Father, and he in the wilderness, Make straight shall be to me a Son? And again, the way of the Lord, as said the when he bringeth in the first-beprophet Esaias. And they which gotten into the world, he saith, were sent were of the Pharisees. And let all the angels of God wor And they asked him, and said unto ship him. And of the angels he him, Why baptizest thou then, if saith, Who maketh his angels spithou be not that Christ, nor Elias, rits, and his ministers a flame of neither that Prophet? John an- fire. But unto the Son he saith, wered them, saying, I baptize Thy throne, O God, for ever and with water; but there standeth one ever; a sceptre of righteousness is among you, whom ye know not; the sceptre of thy kingdom. Thou he it is, who, coming after me, is hast loved righteousness, and hated preferred before me, whose shoes' iniquity; therefore God, even thy latchet I am not worthy to unloose. God, hath anointed thee with the These things were done in Betha-oil of gladness above thy fellows. bara, beyond Jordan, where John And, thou, Lord, in the beginning was baptizing. hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the The Nativity of our Lord, or the works of thine hands: they shall Birth-day of Christ, commonly perish, but thou remainest; and called Christmas-day. they all shall wax old as doth a garment; and as a vesture shalt thou LMIGHTY God, who hast giv-fold them up, and they shall be en us thy only begotten Son changed; but thou art the same, to take our nature upon him, and and thy years shall not fail. as at this time to be born of a pure The Gospel. St. John i. 1. Virgin; grant that we, being re- IN the beginning was the Word, generate and made thy children by and the Word was with God, adoption and grace, may daily be and the Word was God. The same renewed by thy Holy Spirit, through was in the beginning with God. the same our Lord Jesus Christ, All things were made by him; and who liveth and reigneth with thee without him was not any thing

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The Collect.

made, that was made. In him was made of a woman, made under the life, and the life was the light of law, to redeem them that were unnen. And the light shineth in der the law, that we might receive larkness, and the darkness com- the adoption of sons. And, because prehended it not. There was a ye are sons, God hath sent forth the man sent from God, whose name Spirit of his Son into your hearts, was John: The same came for a crying, Abba, Father. Wherefore witness, to bear witness of the thou art no more a servant, but a light, that all men through him son; and if a son, then an heir of might believe. He was not that God, through Christ.

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ness of that light. That was the

The Gospel. St. Matt. i. 18.

true light, which lighteth every man THE birth of Jesus Christ was

on this wise: When as his mo

that cometh into the world. He ther Mary was espoused to Joseph, was in the world, and the world before they came together, she was was made by him, and the world found with child of the Holy Ghost. knew him not. He came unto his Then Joseph her husband, being a own, and his own received him just man, and not willing to make not. But as many as received him, her a public example, was minded to them gave he power to become to put her away privily. But while the sons of God, even to them that he thought on these things, behold, believe on his name: Which were the angel of the Lord appeared born, not of blood, nor of the will unto him in a dream, saying, of the flesh, nor of the will of man, Joseph, thou son of David, fear out of God. And the Word was not to take unto thee Mary thy made flesh, and dwelt among us, wife; for that which is conceived (and we beheld his glory, the glory in her is of the Holy Ghost: And as of the only begotten of the Fa-she shall bring forth a Son, and her) full of grace and truth. thou shalt call his name Jesus: for The Sunday after Christmas-day. The sins. Now all this was done, that he shall save his people from their it might be fulfilled which was spoALMIGHTY God, who hast gi-ken of the Lord by the prophet, ven us thy only begotten Son saying, Behold, a Virgin shall be to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure Son, and they shall call his name with child, and shall bring forth a Virgin; grant that we, being re-Emmanuel, which being interpretgenerate and made thy children by ed, is, God with us. Then Joseph, adoption and grace, may daily, be being raised from sleep, did as the renewed by thy Holy Spirit, through the same our Lord Jesus angel of the Lord had bidden him, land took unto him his wife; and Christ, who liveth and reigneth knew her not till she had brought with thee and the same Spirit, ever forth her first-born Son; and he one God, world without end. called his name Jesus.

Amen.

Collect

The Circumcision of Christ.

The Collect.

The Epistle. Gal. iv. 1. NOW I say, that the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be ALMIGHTY God, who madest lord of all; but is under tutors and thy blessed Son to be circumgovernors, until the time appointed cised, and obedient to the law for of the father. Even so we, when man; grant us the true circumcision we were children, were in bondage of the Spirit, that, our hearts and all under the elements of the world; our members being mortified from but when the fulness of the time all worldly and carnal lusts, we was come, God sent forth his Son, may in all things obey thy blessed

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