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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.
Gracious art thou, O Lord, and full 19 For Deliverance from great Sick-of compassion to the children of ness and Mortality.
men. May his heart be duly imO LORD God, who hast wound-pressed with a sense of thy mercied us for our sins, and consun- residue of his days to an humble,
ful goodness, and may he devote the late heavy and dreadful visitation, holy, and obedient walking before and now, in the midst of judgmeni thee, through Jesus Christ our remembering mercy, hast redeein
Lord. Anen. ed our souls from the jaws of death;
I For a safe Return from Sea. we offer unto thy fatherly goodness
yrselves, our souls and bodies, MOST gracious Lord, whose which thou hast delivered, to be a
mercy is over all thy works ; liring sacrifice onto thee ; always has been pleased to conduct in
we praise thy holy name, that thou praising and magnifying thy mercies in the midst of thy Church, safety, through the perils of the through Jesus Christ our Lord: great deep, this thy servant, who Ainen.
now desireth to return his thanks ? For a Recovery from Sickness.
unto thee, in thy holy Church: May
he be duly sensible of thy merciful O GOD, who art the giver of life, providence towards him, and ever
bless thy name, tirat thou hast been trust in thee, and obedience to thy elite pleased to deliver from his bodily laws, through Jesus Christ our
sickness this thy servant, who now Lord. Amen.
COLLECTS, EPISTLES, AND GOSPELS,
To be used throughout the Year.
. The first Sunday in Advent. The Epistle. Rom. xiü. 8. The Collect.
WE no man any thing, but to ALMIGHTY 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 pat upon us løw. 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
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 tne ly, Thou shalt love thy neighbour ile immortal, through him wholas thyself. Love workethonc 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, Amen.
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 collect in Ad- Low is our salvation
dearer than . vent, until Christmas-day.
when we believed. The night is
far spent, the day is at hand; let called the house of prayer; bat yo
The Collect. and drunkenness, not in chamber: BLESSED Lord, who hast cano
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, a provision for the flesh, to fulfil the read, mark, learn, and inwardly lusts thereof.
digest them, that by patience, and The Gospel. St. Matt. xxi. 1. comfort of thy holy Word, we may 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 Sa Olives, then sent Jesus two disci- viour Jesus Christ. Amen. ples, saying unto them, Go into The Epistle. Rom. XV. 4. ihe village over against you, and WHATSOEVER things were 3 died, 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 in 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 circi'incision, for and put on them their clothes, and the truth of God, to confirm the they sat him thereon. And a very proinises made unto the fathers : great multitude spread their gar- And that the Gentiles might glo ments 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, citudes that went before, and that and sing unto thy name: And again followed, cried, saying, Hosanna he saith, Rejoice ye Gentiles, with w 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 cone into Jeru- Esaias saith, There shall be a inot 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-for 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 this It is written, My house shall be the stars; and upon the earth dia
, a hold fast
en as in ons
Amen. Rom. 1.4 CR things time, were e
ning; that e
and comfort Light hare bei patience and
shall not pass away.
the father and Stewards of thy mysteries may this is he of whom it is written, Bem zusel millor discobedient to the wisdom of the way before thee. - the Gentiki post, that, at thy second coming to ne: And 2012 julge the world, we may be found ain, Praise th' who livest and relguest with the
trees of nations, with perplexity : Lord come, who both will bring to day in Advent
be sea and the waves roaring; light the hidden things of darkness, ollect. men's hearts failing them for fear; and will make manifest the counsels d, who hast es and for looking after those things of the hearts : and then shall every Scriptes #1 which are coming on the carth; for man have praise of God. ning; grant the powers of heaven shall be sha
The Gospel St. Matt. xi. 2, se heart
Son of And then shall they see the NOW when John had heard in Eod Iran
power and great glory. And when he sent two of his disciples, and Ford, ma these things begin to come to pass, said unto him, Art thou he that
then look up
heads; should come, or do we look for anoerlasting
for your redemption draweth nigh! ther? Jesus answered and said unto 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, we 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 Bo 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 anto yon, This not be offended in me.
And as to be like a presentation 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
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
soft raiment? Behold, they that O 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 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
The fourth Sunday in Advent.
thee, thy: power, and como Ees; and love Father and the Holy Spirit, ever arnong us, and with great might
one God, world without end. Amen. succour us ; that whereas, through
The Epistle. I 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 with all jo Moreover, it is required in stew-speedily help and deliver us, that ye nyards, that'a man be found faithful. through the satisfaction of thy Son h the powe 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 glo
you, or of man's judgment: yes, I ry, world without end. Amen. gns in
judge not mine own sell, for I know The Epistle. Phil. iv. 4.
Lord always earth
me is the Lord. Therefore judge Let your moderation belown unto nothing before the time, until the all men. The Lord is at hand. Bm
other, accordi hat ye mer! e mouth glede her of our le nerefore rece Christ alser
glory of God esus Christo rer ncisioni to confirm 1
les might Bercy;
And shall be an
shall rigt iles, in t. North
careful for nothing but in every and the same Spirit, eror 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 understanding, shall keep your time past unto the fathers by the hearts and minds through Christ prophets, hati in these last days Jesus.
spoken unto us by his Son, whom The Gospel. St. John i. 19. he hath appointed heir of all things,
by whom also he made the worlds; the Jews sent Priests and Le- glory, and the express image of high rites 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 am not the Christ. And they asked down on the right hand of the Ma
had by himsell purged our sins, sat him, 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 ex: No. Then said they unto him, cellent name than they. For unto 3 Who art thou ? that we 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 work 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 spi; thou 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, swered them, saying, I baptize Thy throne, O God, is 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, corning
after me, is hast loved righteousness, and hated preferred before me, whose shoes' iniquity; therefore God, even they Satchet I am not worthy to unloose. God, hath anointed thee with tlie 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 garo The Collect.
ment; and as a vesture shalt thou AL
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, adoption and grace, may daily be and the Word was God. The same nenewed 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 theel without him was not any thing
? bez renewed by thy Holy Spirit, angel of the Lord had bidden him,
en el made, that was made. In him was made of a woman, made under the Jamiento
life, and the life was the light of law, to redeem them that were unHeb.it
nen. And the light shineth in der the law, that we might receive darkness, 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 Site 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
The Gospel. St. Matt. i. 18.
was made by him, and the world found with child of the Holy Ghost. adest 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 id that 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 Anda born, not of blood, nor of the will unto him in a dream, saying, Eber, and of the flesh, nor of the will of man, Joseph, thou son of David, fear
uut of God. And the Word was not to take unto thee Mary thy, the last made flesh, and dwelt among us, wife; for that which is conceived , he (and we beheld his glory, the glory in her is of the Holy Ghost : And
ils of the only begotten of the Fa- she shall bring forth a Son, and 2 angei her) full of grace and truth. thou shalt call his name Jesus : for als 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 ein ken of the Lord by the propheta
. to take our nature upon him, and with child,
and shall bring forth a as at this time to be born of a pure Son, and they shall call his name Virgin ; i 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 con el through the same our Lord Jesus and took unto him his wife ; and ns er Christ, who liveth and reigneth jknew her not till she had brought thers with thee and the same Spirit, ever forth her first-born Son; and he one God, world without end. called his name Jesus. The Epistle. Gal. ir. I.
The Circumcision of Christ. Now I say, that the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth no
The Collect. all thing from a servant, though he bel A
LMIGHTY God, who madest hamil lord of all; but is under tutors and thy blessed Son to be circum
governors, until the time appointed cised, and obedient to the law for
of the father. Even so we, when man; grant us the true circnmcision The so 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 him 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
doth of Amen.