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conforted our souls by this seasonable ly offer unto thee our sacrifice of praise and blessed change of weather, we and thanksgiving for these thy mer praise and glorify thy holy name, for cies towards us, through Jesus Christ this thy mercy, and will always de-our Lord. Amen.
clare thy loving kindness from genera-1 For Deliverance from great Sick sion to generation, through Jesus ness and Mortality. Christ our Lord. Ámen.
Lord God, who hast wounded us for our sins, and consumed us for Most merciful Father, who of our transgressions, by thy late heavy thy gracious goodness hast heard and dreadful visitation; and now, in the devout prayers of thy Church, the midst of judgment remembering and turned our dearth and scarcity mercy, hast redeemed our souls from into plenty; we give thee humble the jaws of death; we offer unto thy thanks for this thy special bounty; fatherly goodness ourselves, our souls beseeching thee to continue thy loving and bodies, which thou hast delivered, Kindness unto us, that our land may to be a living sacrifice unto thee; alyield us her fruits of increase, to thy ways praising and magnifying thy glory and our comfort, through Jesus mercies in the midst of thy Church, Christ our Lord. Amen. through Jesus Christ our Lord. For Peace, and Deliverance from Amen.
For a Recovery from Sickness. Almighty God, who art a strong O God, who art the giver of life, of tower of defence unto thy servants health, and of safety; we bless against the face of their enemies; we thy name, that thou hast been pleased yield thee praise and thanksgiving, for to deliver from his bodily sickness this our deliverance from those great and thy servant, who now desireth to reapparent dangers wherewith we were turn thanks unto thee, in the presence compassed; we acknowledge it thy of all thy people. Gracious art thou, goodness that we were not delivered O Lord, and full of compassion to the over as a prey unto them; beseeching children of men. May his heart be thee still to continue such thy mercies duly impressed with a sense of thy towards us, that all the world may merciful goodness, and may he devote know that thou art our Saviour and the residue of his days to an humble, mighty Deliverer, through Jesus holy, and obedient walking before Christ our Lord. Amen. thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For restoring Public Peace at
For a safe Return from Sea. Eternal God, our heavenly Fa-MOST gracious Lord, whose merther, who alone makest men to be cy is over all thy works; we of one mind in a house, and stillest the praise thy holy name, that thou hast outrage of a violent and unruly people; been pleased to conduct in safety, we bless thy holy name, that it hath through the perils of the great deep, pleased thee to appease the seditious this thy servant, who now desireth tumults which have been lately raised to return his thanks unto thee, in thy up amongst us; most humbly beseech-holy Church: May he be duly sensible ing thee to grant to all of us grace, of thy merciful providence towards that we may henceforth obediently him, and ever express his thankful walk in thy holy commandments; and, ness by a holy trust in thee, and obedi leading a quiet and peaceable life in all ence to thy laws, through Jesus Christ odlineas and honesty, may continual-four Lord. Amen.
COLLECTS, EPISTLES, AND GOSPELS,
To be used throughout the Year.
The first Sunday in Advent.
Jass tied, and a colt with her: loose them," and bring them unto me. And if any man say aught unto you, ye shall say
ALMIGHTY God, give us grace cast away the The Lord hath of them; ef darkness, and put upon us the ar- straightway he will send them. Al mour of light, now in the time of this this was done, that it might be fulfillmortal life, in which thy Son Jesus ed which was spoken by the prophet, Christ came to visit us in great humi- saying, Tell ye the daughter of Sion, lity; that in the last day, when he Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, shall come again in his glorious Ma-meek, and sitting upon an ass, and jesty to judge both the quick and dead, a colt the foal of an ass. we may rise to the life immortal, the disciples went, and did as Jesus through him who liveth and reigneth commanded them; and brought the with thee and the Holy Ghost, now ass and the colt, and put on them and ever. Amen. their clothes, and they sat him thereon. And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and The Epistle. Rom. xiii. 8. strawed them in the way. And the WE no man any thing, but to multitudes that went before, and that love one another; for he that loveth followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the another hath fulfilled the law. For Son of David: blessed is he that this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, cometh in the name of the Lord; Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not Hosanna in the highest. And when steal, Thou shalt not bear false wit-he was come into Jerusalem, all the tess, Thou shalt not covet; and if city was moved, saying, Who is this? there be any other commandment, it And the multitude said, This is Jesus is briefly comprehended in this saying, the Prophet of Nazareth of Galilee. name.y, Thou shalt love thy neigh- And Jesus went into the temple of bour as thyself. Love worketh no God, and cast out all them that sold ll to his neighbour; therefore love is and bought in the temple, and over the fulfilling of the law. And that, threw the tables of the money-chan knowing the time, that now it is high gers, and the seats of them that sold time to awake out of sleep; for now doves, and said unto them, It is writis our salvation nearer than when we ten, My house shall be called the believed. The night is far spent, the house of prayer; but ye have made it day is at hand; let us therefore cast a den of thieves." off the works of 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 cham-BLESSED Lord, who hast caused tering and wantonness, not in strife! all holy Scriptures to be written and envying. But put ye on the Lord for our learning; grant that we may Jesus Christ, and make not prevision in such wise hear them, read, mark, for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts there-learn, and inwardly digest them, that of. by patience, and comfort of thy holy Word, we may embrace, and ever
The Gospel. St. Matt. xxi. 1. WHEN they drew nigh unto Jeru-hold fast the blessed hope of everlast. ing life, which thou hast given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
sal, and were come to Bethphage, ur the mount of Olives, then sent Jes two disciples, saying unto them, Gnto the village over against you, and raightway ye shall find an
The Epretle. Rom. xv. 4. WHATSOEVER things were writ. ten aforetime, were written for
This Collect is to be repeated every Day with the other Collects in Advent, until Christmas-day.
The second Sunday in Advent.
our leurning; that we, through pa. The third Sunday in Advent. rience, and comfort of the Scriptures,
The Collect. might have hope. Now the God of O Lord Jesus Christ, who at they patience and consolation grant you to first coming didst send thy niesLe like minded one towards another, senger to prepare thy way before according to Christ Jesus : That ye thee; grant that the Ministers and may with one mind and one mouth Stewards of thy mysteries may likeglorify Gol, even the Father of our wise so prepare ani make ready thy Lord Jesus Christ. Wherefore receive way, by turning the hearts of the disye one another, as Christ also received obedient to the wisdom of the jusi, us, to the glory of God.
Now I say, that, at thy second coming to judge that Jesus Christ was a minister of the the worll, we may be found an accepcircumcision, for the truth of God, table people in thy sight, who livest Lo confirin the promises made unto and reignest with the Father and thu the fathers : And that the Gentiles Holy Spirit, ever one God, world Inight glorify God for his mercy; as it without end. Amen. is written, For this cause I will conress to thee among the Gentiles, and LET the Ministers of Christ, and
The Epistle. 1 Cor. iv. 1.
a , sing unto thy name : And again he saith, Rejoice ye Gentiles, with his Stewards of the mysteries of God. people : And again, Praise the Lord, Moreover, it is required in stewards, all ye Gentiles ; and laud him, all ye that a man be found faithful. Bui
And again Esaias saith, with me it is a very small thing, that There shall be a root of Jesse, and he I should be judged of you, or of man's that shall rise to reign over the Gen- judgment : yea, I judge not mine own tiles, in him shall the Gentiles trust. selt. For Úknow nothing by myself, Now the God of hope fill you with all yet am I not hereby justifiedbut he fy and peace in believing, that ye ihat judgeth me is the Loril. Theremay abound in hope, through the fore juilge nothing before the time. power of the Holy Ghost.
until the Lord come, who both will The Gospel. St. Luke xxi. 25. bring to light the hidden things of dark
, , and is the moon, and in the stars ; ccunsels of the hearts: and then shal: and upon the earth distress of nations, every man have praise of God. with perplexity; the sea and the The Gospel. St. Matt. xi. 2. waves roaring; men's hearts failing Now when Jolm had heard in the them fear, and for after
works , those things which are coming on the sent iwo of his disciples, and said unto earth; for the powers of heaven shall him, Art thou he that should come, or be shaken. And then shall they see do we look for another? Jesus the Son of man coming in a cloud answered and said unto them, Go, with power and great glory. And and show John again those things when these things begin to come to which ye do hear and see: The blind pass, then bok up, anl lift up your receive their sight, and the lame walk, heads; for your redemption drawech the lepers are cleanserd, and the deat nigh. And he sake to them a parable, hear, the dead are raised up, and the Behfd the fig-tree, and all the trees : poor have the gospe! preached to when they now shoot forth, ye see und ihem. And blessed is be whosoever know of your own selvts, that summer shall not be offended in me. And as is now righ at hand. So likewise ye, they departed, Jesus began to say when ye see these things come to piss, unto the multitudes concerning Jonni, kuow ye that the kinglom or God is What went ye out into the wilderness nigh at hand. Verily I say unto you, to see? A reed shaken with the This generation shall not juss a way wind? But what went ye out for to till all be fulfilled. Heaven and earth see ? A man clothel in Bolt raiment ? shall pass away; but my words shall Behold, they that wear solt clothing WOL XL8s away.
are in kings' house's.
But what went
ye out for to sec? A prophet? vea, I am not worthy to unloose. Them I say unto you, and more than a pro- things were done in Bethabara, be phet. For this is he of whom it is yond Jordan, where John was bapti written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare, thy way before thee.
The Nativity of our Lord, or the Birth-day of Christ, commonly called Christmas-day.
The fourth Sunday in Advent.
Lord, raise up, we pray thee, thy ALMIGHTY God, who hast given power, and come among us, us thy only begotten Son to take with great might succour us; that our nature upon him, and as at this whereas, through our sins and wicked-time to be born of a pure Virgin; ness, we are sore let and hindered in grant that we, being regenerate and running the race that is set before us, made thy children by adoption and thy bountiful grace and mercy may grace, may daily be renewed by thy apeedily help and deliver us, through holy Spirit, through the same our Lord the satisfaction of thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth to whom, with thee and the Holy with thee and the same Spirit, ever Ghost, be honour and glory, work one God, world without end. Amen. without end. Amen.
The Epistle. Phil. iv. 4. EJOICE in the Lord alway; and again I say, Rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving,
The Epistle. Heb. i. 1. GD, who, at sundry tires, and in divers manners, spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; who, being the
let your requests be made known to brightness of his glory, and the express God. And the peace of God, which image of his person, and upholding all passeth all understanding, shall keep things by the word of his power, your hearts and minds through Christ when he had by himself purged our Jesus. sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. For unto
The Gospel. St. John i. 19. THIS is the record of John when the Jews sent Priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou? And he confessed, and denied not; but which of the angels said he at any confessed, I am not the Christ. And time, Thou art my Son, this day they asked him, What then? Art have I begotten thee? And again, I thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. will be to him a Father, and he shall Art thou that Prophet? And he an-be to me a Son? And again, when he swered, No. Then said they unto bringeth in the first-begotten into the him, Who art thou? that we may world, he saith, And let all the angels give an answer to them that sent us of God worship him. And of the What sayest thou of thyself? He said, angels he saith, Who maketh his I am the voice of one crying in the angels spirits, and his ministers a wilderness, Make straight the way of flame of fire. But unto the Son he the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias. saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever And they which were sent were of and ever; a sceptre of righteousness the Pharisees. And they asked him, is the sceptre of thy kingdom. Thou and said unto him, Why baptizest hast loved righteousness, and hated thou then, if thou be not that Christ, iniquity; therefore God, even thy nor Elias, neither that Prophet?John God, hath anointed thee with the oil answered them. saying, I baptize of gladness above thy fellows. And, with water; but there standeth one nou, Lord, in the beginning hast among you, whom ye know not; he laid the foundation of the earth; and it is, who, coming after me, is pre- the heavens are the works of thine ferred before me, whose shoe's latchet hands: they shall perish, but thou re
maines; and they all shall wax old Even so we, when we were childien, as doth a garment; and as a vesture were in bondage under the elements of shalt thou fold them up, and they shall the world; but when the fulness or be changed; but thou art the sarae, the time was come, God sent forth his and thy years shall not fail.
Son, made of a woman, made under The Gospel. St John i. 1. the law, to redeem them that weru In the
beginning was the Word, and under the law, that we inight receive the Word was with God, and the the adoption of sons. And, because Word was God. The same was in ye are sons, God hath sent forth the the beginning with God. All things Spirit of his Son into your hearts, cry. were made by him; and without him ing, Abba, Father. Wherefore thou was not any thing made, that was art no more a servant, but a son; and made. In him was life, and the if a son, then an heir of God, through life was the light of men. And the Christ. light shineth in darkness, and the The Gospel. St. Matt. i. 18. Jarkness comprehended it not. There THE birth of Jesus Christ was on name was John : The same came for Mary was espoused to Joseph, bea witness, to bear witness of the light, fore they came together, she was that all men through him might be found with child of the Holy Ghost. lieve. He was not that light, but was Then Joseph her husband, being a sect to bear witness of that light. just man, and not willing to make That was the true light, which light- her a public example, was minded to cth every man that cometh into the put her away privily. But while he world. He was in the world, and the thought on these things, behold, the world was made by him, and the angel of the Lord appeared unto him world knew him not. He came unto in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son his own, and his own received him of David, fear not to take unto thee not. But as many as received him, Mary thy wife; for that which is to them gave he power to become the conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost: sons of God, even to them that be- And she shall bring forth a Son, and Sieve on his name: Which were born, thou shalt call his name Jesus; for not of blood, nor of the will of the he shall save his people from their lesh, nor of the will of man, but of sins. Now all this was done, that it God. And the Word was made might be fulfilled which was spoken flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we of the Lord by the prophet, saying, oeheld bis glory, the glory as of the Behold, a Virgin shall be with child, only begotten of the Father) full of and shall bring forth a Son, and they grace and truth.
shall call his name Emmanuel, which
being interpreted, is, God with us The Sunday after Christmas-day. Then Joseph being raised from sleep The Collect.
did as the angel of the Lord had bid. ALMIGHT'y God, who hast given den him, and took unto him his wife ;
thy only ur nature upon him, and as at this brought forth her first-born Son ; time to be born of a pure Virgin ; and he called his name Jesus. grant that we, being regenerate and inade thy children by adoption and The Circumcision of Christ. grace, may daily be renewed by thy
The Collect. Holy Spirit, through the same our Lord ALMIGHTY God, who madest Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth thy blessed Son to be circumwith thee and the same Spirit, evercised, and obedient to the law for one God, world without end. Amen. man grant us the true circumcision
The Epistle. Gal. iv. I. of the Spirit, that, our hearts and all Now say, that the heir, as long our members being mortified from
as he is a child, differeth nothing all worldly and carnal lusts, we from a servant, though he be lord of may in all things obey thy blessed a); but is under tutors and governors, will, through the same thy Snn Jesus until the time appointed of the father. 'Christ our Lord. Amen.