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all of us grace, that we may been pleased to deliver from his henceforth obediently walk in thy bodily sickness this thy servant, holy commandments; and, lead- who now desireth to return thanks ing
a quiet and peaceable life in all unto thee, in the presence of all godliness and honesty, may con- thy people. Gracious art thou, tinually offer unto thee our sacri- o Lord, and full of compassion fice of praise and thanksgiving to the children of men. May his for these thy mercies towards us, heart be duly impressed with a through Jesús Christ our Lord. sense of thy merciful goodness, Amen.
and may he devote the residue of 1 For Deliverance from great Sickness his days to an humble, holy, and
and Mortality. obedient walking before thee, O Lord God, who hast wounded through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen. us for our transgressions, by thy late beavy and dreadful visita- y For a safe Return from Sea. tion; and now, in the midst of Most gracious Lord, whose judgment remembering mercy, mercy is over all thy works; hast redeemed our souls from the we praise thy holy name, that jaws of death; we offer unto thy thou hast been pleased to conduct fatherly goodness' ourselves, our in safety, through the perils of souls and bodies, which thou hast the great deep, this thy servant, delivered, to be a living sacrifice who now desireth to return his unto thee; always praising and thanks unto thee, in thy holy magnifying thy mercies in the Church: May he be duly sensimidst of thy Church, through ble of thy merciful providence toJesus Christ our Lord. Amen. wards him, and ever express his
1 For a Recovery from Sickness. thankfulness by a holy trust in () God, who art the giver of life, thee, and obedience to thy laws,
of health, and of safety; we through Jesus Christ our Lord. bless thy name, that thou hast Amen.
COLLECTS, EPISTLES, AND GOSPELS,
To be used throughout the Year.
The first Sunday in Advent. to visit us in great humility ; that The Collect.
in the last day, when he sball ΑΙ LMIGHTY God, give us grace come again in his glorious Ma.
that we may cast away the jesty to judge both the quick and works of darkness, and put upon dead, we may rise to the life im. us the armour of light, now inmortal, through him who liveth the time of this mortal life, injand reigneth with thee and the shich thy Son Jesus Christ came Holy Ghost, now and ever. Amen. 1 This Collect is to be repeated every Day done, that it might be fulfilled with the other Collects in Advent, until which was spoken by the prophet, Christmas-day. The Epistle.' Rom. xiii. 8.
saying, Tell ye the daughter of OWE no man any thing, but to, Sion, Behold, thy King cometh
love one another; for he that unto thee, meek, and sitting upon loveth another bath fulfilled the an ass, and a colt the foal of an law. For this, Thou shalt not ass. And the disciples went, and commit adultery, Thou shall not did as Jesus commanded them; kill, Thou shall not steal, Thon and brought the ass and the colt, shalt not bear false witness, Thousand put on them their clothes, shalt not covet; and if there be and they sat him thereon. And a any other commandment, it is very great multitude spread their briefly comprehended in this say- sarinents in the way; others cut ing, namely, Thou shalt love thy down branches from the trees, neighbour as thyself. Love work- and strawed them in the way eth no ill to his neighbour; there. And the multitudes that went fore love is the fulfilling of the before, and that followed, cried, law. And that, knowing the time, saying, Hosanna to the Son of that now it is high time to awake David: blessed is he that cometh out of sleep; for now is our salva- in the name of the Lord; Hosantion nearer than when we believ. na in the bighest. And when he ed. The night is far spent, the was come into Jerusalem, all the day is at hand; let us therefore city was moved, saying, Who
is cast off the works of darkness, this?. And the multitude said, and let us put on the armour of This is Jesus
the Prophet of Na. light. Let us walk honestly, as
Izareth of Galilee. And Jesus went in the day; not in rioting and into the temple of God, and cast drunkenness, not in chambering out all them that sold and bought and wantonness, not in strife and in the temple, and overthrew the envying. But put ye on the Lord tables of the money-changers, Jesus Christ, and make not pro
and the seats of them that sold vision for the flesh, to fulfil the doves, and said unto them, It is lusts thereof.
written, My house shall be called
the house of The Gospel. St. Matt. xxi. 1.
made it a den of thieves. WHEN they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come
The second Sunday in Advent. to Bethpage, unto the mount of
The Collect. Olives, then sent Jesus two dis. BL
LESSED Lord, who hast causciples, saying unto them, Go into ed all holy Scriptures to be the village over against you, and written for onr learning; grant straightway ye shall find an ass that we may in such wise hear tied, and a colt with her: loose them, read, mark, learn, and inthem, and bring them unto me.livardly digest them, that by på. And if any man say ought uutu tience, and comfort of thy holy you, ye shall say, The Lord hath Word, we may embrace, and ever need of them; and straighinay bold fast the blessed hope of he will send them.
All this was everlasting life, which thou hast
iven us in our Saviour Jesus for the powers of heaven shall be Christ. Amen.
shaken. And then shall they see The Epistle. Rom. xv. 4. the Son of man coming in a cloud WH THATSOEVER things were with power and great glory. And
written aforetimne, were when these things begin to come written for our learning; that we, to pass, then look up, and lift up through patience, and comfort of your heads; for your redemption the Scriptures, might have hope. draweth nigh. And he spake to Now the God of patience and them a parable, Behold the figconsolation grant you to be like tree, and all the trees; when they minded one towards another, ac- now shoot forth, ye see and know cording to Christ Jesus: That ye of your own selves, that summer may with one mind and one is now nigh at hand. So likewise mouth glorify God, even the Fa-ye, when ye see these things come ther of our Lord Jesus Christ. to pass, know ye that the kingWherefore receive ye one an- dom of God is nigh at hand. Veother, as Christ also received us, rily I say unto you. This generato the glory of God. Now I say, tion shall not pass away till all be that Jesus Christ was a minister fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall of the circumcision, for the truth pass away; but my words shall of God, to confirm the promises not pass away. made unto the fathers: And that the Gentiles might glorify God
The third Sunday in Advent. for his mercy; as it is written,
The Collect. For this cause I will confess to Lord Jesus Christ, who at thy thee among the Gentiles, and sing first coming didst send thy unto thy name: And again he messenger to prepare thy way saith, Rejoice ye Gentiles, with before thee; grant that the Mihis people: And again, Praise the nisters and Stewards of thy mys. Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud teries may likewise so prepare him, all ye people. And again and make ready thy way, by Esaias saith, There shall be a root turning the hearts of the disobe. of Jesse, and he that shall rise to dient to the wisdom of the just, reign over the Gentiles, in him that, at thy second coming to shall the Gentiles trust. Now the judge the world, we may be found God of hope fill you with all joy an acceptable people in thy sight, and peace in believing, that ye who livest and reignest with the may abound in hope, through the Father and the holy Spirit, ever power of the Holy Ghost. one God, world without end. The Gospel. St. Luke, xxi. 25.
l sun, and in the moon, and in LET a man so account of us, the stars : and upon the earth dis- as of the Ministers of Christ. tress of nations, with perplexity; and Stewards of the mysteries of the sea and the waves roaring; God. Moreover, it is required men's hearts failing them for fear,lin stewards, that a man be found and for looking after those things faithful. But with me it is a very which are coming on the carth:Ismall thing, that I should be
jadged of you, or of man's judg- us, and with great might succour ment: yea, I judge not mine own us; that whereas, through our self
. For I know nothing by my sins and wickedness, we are sore self
, yet aml not bereby justified ; let and hindered in running the but he that judgeth me is the race that is set before us, thy Lord. Therefore judge nothing bountiful grace and mercy may before the time, until the Lord speedily help and deliver us, come, who both will bring to light through the satisfaction of thy the hidden things of darkness, Son our Lord: to whom, with and will make manifest the coun- thee and the Holy Ghost, be sels of the beart: and then shall honour and glory, world without every man have praise of God. end. Amen. The Gospel. St. Matt. xi. 2.
The Epistle. Phil. iv. 4. Now when John bad beard in REJOICE in the Lord always the prison the works of Christ,
' and again I say, Rejoice. Let be sent iwo of his disciples, and your moderation be known unto said unto him, Art thou be that all men. The Lord is at hand. sbould come, or do we look for Be careful for nothing; but in another? Jesus answered and said every thing by prayer and sup. unto them, Go, and show John|plication, with thanksgiving, let again those things which ye do your requests be made known bear and see : The blind receive unto God. And the peace of their sight, and the lame walk. God, which passeth all underthe lepers are cleansed, and the standing, sball keep your hearts deaf bear, the dead are raised up, and minds through Christ Jesus. and the poor have the gospel The Gospel. St. John, i. 19. preached to them.;And blessed This is the record of John shall not
when the Jews sent Priests fended in me. And as they de- and Levites from Jerusalem to parted, Jesus began to say unto ask him, Who art thou? And he the multitude concerning John, confessed, and denied not; but What went ye out into the wil- confessed, I am not the Christ. derness to see! A reed shaken and they asked him, What then? with the wind ? But what went art thou Elias ? And he saith, ! ye out for to see ? A man clothed am not. Art thou that Prophet? io soft raiment? Behold, they And he answered, No. Then that wear soft clothing are in said they unto him, who art king's houses. But what went ye thou? that we may give an anout for to see? A prophet? yea. swer to them that sent us: What I say unto you, and more than a sayest thou of thyself ? He said, prophet. For this is be of whom I am the voice of one crying in it is written, Behold, I send my the wilderness, Make straight the messenger before thy face, which way of the Lord, as said the proshall prepare thy way before thee. phet Esaias. And they which The fourth Sunday in Advent. were sent were of the Pharisees. The Collect.
And they asked him, and said: O Lord, raise up, we pray thee, unto him, why baptizest thou
thy power, and come among then, if thou be not that Christ, nor
Elias, neither that Prophet? John time, Thou art my Son, this day answered them, saying, I baptize have I begotten thee? And again, with water; but there standeth I will be to him a Father, and he Cone among you, whom ye know shall be to me a Son? And again, not; he it is who, coming after when he bringeth in the first-beme, is preferred before me, whose gotten into the world, he saith, shoes latchet I am not worthy to And let all the angels of God unloose. These things were done worship him. And of the angels in Bethabara, beyond Jordan, he saith, Who maketh his angels where John was baptizing. spirits, and his ministers a flame
of fire. But unto the Son be The Nativity of our Lord, or the saith, Thy throne, O God, is for
Birth-day of Christ, commonly ever and ever; a sceptre of righcalled Christmas-day. teousness is the sceptre of thy The Collect.
kingdom. Thou hast loved righALMIGHTY God, who hast teousness
, and hated iniquity; given us thy only begotten therefore God, even thy God, Son to take our nature upon him, hath anointed thee with the oil of and as at this time to be born of a gladness above thy fellows. And, pure Virgin; grant that we, be- Thou, Lord, in the beginning ing regenerate and made thy hast laid the foundation of the children by adoption and grace, earth; and the heavens are the may daily be renewed by thy works of thine hands: they shall holy Spirit, through the same perish, but thou remainest; and our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth they all shall wax old as doth a and reigneth with thee and the garment; and as a vesture shalt same Spirit, ever one God, world thou fold them up, and they shall withont end. Amen.
be changed; but thou art the The Epistle. Heb. i. 1. same, and thy years shall not fail. GOD, who at sundry times, and The Gospel St. John, i. 1.
in divers manners, spake in IN the beginning was the Word, time past unto the fathers by the and the Word was with God, propt:ets, hath in these last days and the Word was God. The spoken unto us by his Son, whom same was in the beginning with he hath appointed heir of all God. All things were made by things, by whom also he made the him; and without him was not worlds; who, being the bright- any thing made, that was made. ness of his glory, and the express In him was life, and the life was image of his person, and uphold the light of men. And the light ing all things by the word of his shineth in darkness, and the power, when he had by himself darkness comprehended it not. purged our sins, sat down on the There was a man sent from God, right hand of the Majesty on whose name was John: The same high; being made so much better came fora witness, to bear witness than the angels, as he hath by in- of the light, that all men through heritance obtained a more excel-him might believe. He was not lexit name than they. For unto that light. but was sent to bear which of the angels said he at any wituess of that light. That was