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unto us, that our land may yield consumed us for our transgresus her fruits of increase, to thy sions, by thy late heavy and dreadglory and our comfort, through ful visitation; and now, in the Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. midst of judgment remembering
mercy, hast redeemed our souls 1 for Peace, and Deliverance from our Enemies.
from the jaws of death; we offer ALMIGHTY God, who art a strong tower of defence selves, our souls and bodies, which
goodness ourunto thy servants against the face thou hast delivered, to be a living of their enemies; we yield thee
sacrifice unto thee; always praispraise and thanksgiving, for our deliverance from those great and in the midst of thy Church,
ing and magnifying thy mercies apparent dangers wherewith we through Jesus Christ our Lord. were compassed; we acknow
Amen. ledge it thy goodness that we were not delivered over as a prey unto
| For a Recovery from Sickness. them; beseeching thee still to con O GOD, who art the giver of tinue such thy mercies towards us,
life, of health, and of safety; that all the world may know that we bless thy name, that thou hast thou art our Saviour and mighty been pleased to deliver from his Deliverer, through Jesus Christ bodily sickness this thy servant, our Lord. Amen.
who now desireth to return thanks
unto thee, in the presence of all 1 For Restoring Public Peace at Home.
thy people. Gracious art thou, O ETERNAL God, our hea- Lord, and full of compassion to
venly Father, who alone the children of men. May his makest men to be of one mind in heart be duly impressed with a a house, and stillest the outrage of sense of thy merciful goodness, a violent and unruly people; we and may he devote the residue of bless thy holy name, that it hath his days to an humble, boly, and pleased thee to appease the sedi-obedient walking before thee, tious tumults which have been through Jesus Christ our Lord. lately raised up amongst us; most Amen. humbly beseeching thee to grant to all of us grace, that we may henceforth obediently walk in thy MST gracious Lord, whose holy commandments; and, lead
mercy is over all thy works; ing a quiet and peaceable life in hast been pleased to conduct in
we praise thy holy name that thou all godliness and honesty, may safety, through the perils of the continually offer unto thee our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving
great deep, this thy servant, who for these thy mercies towards us, unto thee, in thy holy Church:
now desireth to return his thanks through Jesus Christ our Lord. May he be duly sensible of thy Amen.
merciful providence towards him, 1 For Deliverance from great Sickness and and ever express his thankfulness Mortality.
by a holy trust in thee, and obeO ; Jesus
wounded us for our sins, and Christ our Lord. Amen.
1 For a safe Return from Sea.
COLLECTS, EPISTLES, AND GOSPELS,
To be used throughout the Year.
The first Sunday in Advent. tion nearer than when we believ
ed. The night is far spent, the The Collect. day is at hand; let us therefore
of grace that we may cast away and let us put on the armour of the works of darkness, and put light. Let us walk honestly, as upon us the armour of light, now in the day; not in rioting and in the time of this mortal life, in drunkenness, not in chambering which thy Son Jesus Christ came and wantonness, not in strife and to visit us in great humility; that envying. But put ye on the Lord in the last day, when he shall come Jesus Christ, and make not proagain in his glorious Majesty to vision for the flesh, to fulfil the judge both the quick and dead, lusts thereof. we may rise to the life immortal,
The Gospel. St. Matt. xxi. 1. him who liveth and now and ever. Amen.
to Bethphage, unto the mount of I This Collect is to be repeated every Day with Olives, then sent Jesus two disci
the other collects in Advent, until Christmas- ples, saying unto them, Go into day.
the village over against you, and The Epistle. Rom. xiii. 8.
straightway ye shall find an ass
, a love one another; for he that them, and bring them unto me. loveth another hath fulfilled the And if any man say ought unto law. For this, Thou shalt not you, ye shall say, The Lord hath commit adultery, Thou shalt not need of them; and straightway kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou he will send them. All this was shalt not bear false witness, Thou done, that it might be fulfilled shalt not covet; and if there be which was spoken by the prophet, any other commandment, it is saying, Tell ye the daughter of briefly comprehended in this say- Sion, Behold, thy King cometh ing, namely, Thou shalt love thy unto thee, meek, and sitting upon neighbour as thyself. Love work- an ass, and a colt the foal of an eth no ill to his neighbour; there-ass. And the disciples went, and fore love is the fulfilling of the did as Jesus commanded them ; law. And that, knowing the time, and brought the ass and the colt, that now it is high time to awake and put on them their clothes, and out of sleep; for now is our salva-they sat him thereon. And a very
great multitude spread their gar-|ry of God. Now I say, that Jements in the way; others cut down sus Christ was a minister of the branches from the trees, and straw-circumcision, for the truth of God, ed them in the way. And the to confirm the promises made unmultitudes that went before, and to the fathers : And that the Genthat followed, cried, saying, Ho-tiles might glorify God for his sanna to the Son of David : bless-mercy; as it is written, For this ed is he that cometh in the name cause I will confess to thee among of the Lord; Hosanna in the high- the Gentiles, and sing unto thy
And when he was come into name: And again he saith, ReJerusalem, all the city was moved, joice ye Gentiles, with his people • saying, Who is this?
And the mul-And again, Praise the Lord, all ye titude said, This is Jesus the Pro-Gentiles; and laud him, all ye phet of Nazareth of Galilee. And people. And again Esaias saith, Jesus went into the temple of God, There shall be a root of Jesse, and and cast out all them that sold and he that shall rise to reign over the bought in the temple, and over-Gentiles, in him shall the Gentiles threw the tables of the money-trust. Now the God of hope fill changers, and the seats of them you with all joy and peace in bethat sold doves, and said unto lieving, that ye may abound in them, It is written, My house shall hope, through the power of the be called the house of prayer ; but Holy Ghost. ye have made it a den of thieves. The Gospel. St. Luke xxi. 25. The second Sunday in Advent. A ND there shall be signs in the
sun, and in the moon, and in The Collect.
the stars; and upon the earth disB!
LESSED Lord, who hast tress of nations, with perplexity;
caused all holy Scriptures to the sea and the waves roaring; be written for our learning; grant men's hearts failing them for fear, that we may in such wise hear and for looking after those things them, read, mark, learn, and in- which are coming on the earth; wardly digest them, that by pa- for the powers of heaven shall be tience, and comfort of thy holy shaken. And then shall they see Word, we may embrace, and ever the Son of man coming in a cloud hold fast the blessed hope of ever- with power and great glory. And lasting life, which thou hast given us when these things begin to come in our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. to pass, then look up, and lift up The Epistle. Rom. xv. 4. your heads; for your redemption THATSOEVER things were draweth nigh. And he spake to
written aforetime, were them a parable, Behold the figwritten for our learning; that we, tree, and all the trees; when they through patience, and comfort of now shoot forth, ye see and know the Scriptures, might have hope of your own selves, that summer Now the God of patience and is now nigh at hand. So likewise consolation grant you to be like ye, when ye see these things come minded one towards another, ac-to pass, know ye that the kingcording to Christ Jesus : That ye dom of God is nigh at hand. Vemay with one mind and one mouth rily I say unto you, This generaglorify God, even the Father of tion shall not pass away till all be our Lord Jesus Christ. Where- fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall fore receive ye one another, as pass away; but my word shall not Christ also received us, to the glo- pass away.
The third Sunday in Advent. is he whosoever shall not be ofThe Collect.
fended in me. And as they deO
thy first coming didst send thy the multitudes concerning John, messenger to prepare thy way be-What went ye out into the wilfore thee; grant that the Minis-derness to see? A reed shaken ters and Stewards of thy mysteries with the wind ? But what went may likewise so prepare and make ye out for to see ? A man clothed ready thy way, by turning the in soft raiment? Behold, they hearts of the disobedient to the that wear soft clothing are in wisdom of the just, that, at thy kings' houses. But what went ye second coming to judge the world, out for to see ? A prophet? yea, we may be found an acceptable I say unto you, and more than a people in thy sight, who livest and prophet. For this is he of whom reignest with the Father and the it is written, Behold, I send my Holy Spirit, ever one God, world messenger before thy face, which without end. Amen.
shall prepare thy way before thee. The Epistle. 1 Cor. iv. 1. L ET a man so account of us,
The fourth Sunday in Advent. as of the Ministers of Christ,
The Collect. and Stewards of the mysteries of O LORD,
raise up, we pray God. Moreover, it is required in stewards, that a man be found among us, and with great might faithful. But with me it is a succour us; that whereas, through very small thing, that I should be our sins and wickedness, we are judged of you, or of man's judg- sore let and hindered in running ment: yea, I judge not mine own the race that is set before us, thy self. For I know nothing by my
bountiful grace and mercy may self, yet am I not hereby justified: speedily help and deliver us, but he that judgeth me is the through the satisfaction of thy Lord. Therefore judge nothing |Son our Lord: to whom, with before the time, until the Lord thee and the Holy Ghost, be hocome, who both will bring to light nour and glory, world without the hidden things of darkness, and end. Amen. will make manifest the counsels The Epistle. Phil. iv. 46 of the hearts: and then shall every REJOICE in the Lord alway; The Gospel. St. Matt. xi. 2. your moderation be known unto
OW when John had heard in all men. NOW
The Lord is at hand. the prison the works of Christ, Be careful for nothing; but in he sent two of his disciples, and every thing by prayer and supplisaid unto him, Art thou he that cation, with thanksgiving, let your should come, or do we look for requests be made known unto another? Jesus answered and said God. And the peace of God, unto them, Go, and show John which passeth all understanding, again those things which ye do shall keep your hearts and minds hear and see: The blind receive through Christ Jesus. their sight, and the lame walk, The Gospel. St. John i. 19. the lepers are cleansed, and the THIS is the record of John and the poor have the gospel and Levites from Jerusalem to preached to them: And blessed ask him, Who art thou ? And he
confessed, and denied not; but whom he hath appointed heir of confessed, I am not the Christ. all things, by whom also he made And they asked him, What then ? the worlds; who, being the brightArt thou Elias? And he saith, I ness of his glory, and the express am not. Art thou that Prophet ? image of his person, and upholdAnd he answered, No. Then said ing all things by the word of his they unto him, Who art thou ? power, when he had by himself that we may give an answer purged our sins, sat down on the to them that sent us: What say- right hand of the Majesty on high ; est thou of thyself ? He said, being made so much better than I am the voice of one crying in the angels, as he hath by inheritthe wilderness, Make straight the ance obtained a more excellent way of the Lord, as said the pro- name than they. For unto which phet Esaias. And they which of the angels said he at any time, were sent were of the Pharisees. Thou art my Son, this day have And they asked him, and said un- I begotten thee? And again, I will to him, Why baptizest thou then, be to him a Father, and he shall be if thou be not that Christ, nor Eli-to me a Son ? And again, when he as, neither that Prophet? John an-bringeth in the first-begotten into swered them, saying, I baptize the world, he saith, And let all with water ; but there standeth the angels of God worship him. one among you, whom ye know And of the angels he saith, Who not; he it is, who, coming after maketh his angels spirits, and his me, is preferred before me, whose ministers a flame of fire. But unshoe's latchet I am not worthy to to the Son he saith, Thy throne, O unloose. These things were done God, is for ever and ever; a scepin Bethabara, beyond Jordan, tre of righteousness is the sceptre where John was baptizing. of thy kingdom. Thou hast loved The Nativity of our Lord, or the therefore God, even thy God, hath
righteousness, and hated iniquity ; Birth-day of Christ, commonly anointed thee with the oil of gladcalled Christmas-day.
ness above thy fellows. And, The Collect.
Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast LMIGHTY God, who hast laid the foundation of the earth ;
given us thy only begotten and the heavens are the works of Son to take our nature upon him, thine hands : they shall perish, but and as at this time to be born of a thou remainest; and they all shall pure Virgin ; grant that we, being wax old as doth a garment; and, regenerate and made thy children as a vesture shalt thou fold 'them by adoption and grace, may daily up, and they shall be changed ;; be renewed by thy holy Spirit, but thou art the same, and thy through the same our Lord Jesus years shall not fail. Christ, who liveth and reigneth The Gospel. St. John. i. 1. with thee , and the same Spirit, TN the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was God. The The Epistle. Heb. i. 1. same was in the beginning with GOD who, at sundry times
, God. All things were made by and in divers manners, spake him; and without him was not in time past unto the fathers by any thing made, that was made. the prophets, hath in these last In him was life, and the life was days spoken unto us by his Son, the light of men, And the light