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fice of praise and thanksgiving from his bodily sickness this for these thy mercies towards thy servant, who now desireth us, through Jesus Christ our to return thanks unto thee, in Lord. Amen.
the presence of all thy people. 1 For Deliverance from great Gracious art thou, O Lord, and Sickness and Mortality.
full of compassion to the chil
dren of men. May his heart be O
Lord God, who hast duly impressed with a sense of
wounded us for our sins, thy merciful goodness, and may and consumed us for our trans, he devote the residue of his days gressions, by thy late heavy and to an humble, holy, and obedidreadful visitation; , and now, ent walking before thee, through in the midst of judgment re- Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. membering mercy, hast redeemed our souls from the jaws | For a safe Return from Sea. of death; we offer unto thy fatherly goodness ourselves,
our MOST gracious Lord, whose souls and bodies, which thou works; we praise thy holy
mercy is over all thy hast delivered, to be a living sacrifice unto thee; always prais- ed to conduct in safety, through
name, that thou hast been pleasing and magnifying thy mercies the perils of the great deep, this in the midst of thy Church, thy servant, who now desireth through Jesus Christ our Lord. to return his thanks unto thee, Amen.
in thy holy Church: May he be I For a Recovery from Sick- duly sensible of thy merciful
providence towards him, and God, who art the giver of ever express his thankfulness O
life, of health, and of safe- by a holy trust in thee, and ty; we bless thy name, that thou obedience to thy laws, through hast been pleased to deliver Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
COLLECTS, EPISTLES, AND GOSPELS,
To be used throughout the Year.
The first Sunday in Advent. both the quick and dead, we The Collect.
may rise to the life immortal,
through him who liveth and ALMIGHTY God, give us reigneth with thee and the Holy away the works of darkness, | This Collect is to be repeated and put upon us the armour of every Day with the other Collects light, now in the time of this in Advent, until Christmas Day. mortal life, in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in
The Epistle. Rom. xiii. 8. great humility; that in the last O WE no man any thing, but day shall
to love he in his glorious Majesty to judge that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt sitting upon an ass, and a colt not commit adultery, Thou the foal of an ass. And the shalt not kill, Thou shalt not disciples went, and did as Jesus steal, Thou shalt not bear commanded them; and brought false witness, Thou shalt not the ass, and the colt, and put covet; and if there be any other on them their clothes, and they commandment, it is briefly sat him thereon. And a very comprehended in this saying, great multitude spread their namely, Thou shalt love thy garments in the way; others cut neighbour as thyself. Love down branches from the trees, worketh no ill to his neighbour; and strawed them in the way. therefore love is the fulfilling of And the multitudes that went the law. And that, knowing before, and that followed, cried, the time, that now it is high saying, Hosanna to the Son of time to awake out of sleep; for David: blessed is he that comnow is our salvation nearer than eth in the name of the Lord; when we believed. The night Hosanna in the highest. And is far spent, the day is at hand; when he was come into Jerusalet us therefore cast off the lem, all the city was moved, works of darkness, and let us saying, Who is this? And the put on the armour of light. multitude said, This is Jesus Let us walk honestly, as in the the Prophet of Nazareth of day; not in rioting and drunken. Galilee. And Jesus went into ness, not in chambering and the temple of God, and cast wantonness, not in strife and out all them that sold and bought envying. But put ye on the in the temple, and overthrew Lord Jesus Christ, and make the tables of the money-channot provision for the flesh, to gers, and the seats of them that fulfil the lusts thereof.
sold doves, and said unto them, The Gospel. St. Matt. xxi. 1. be called the house of prayer;
It is written, My house shall WHEN they drew nigh unto but ye have made it a den of
Jerusalem, come thieves. to Bethpage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples, saying unto them, The second Sunday in Advent. Go into the village over against
The Collect. you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with BI
LESSED. Lord, who hast :
caused all holy Scriptures them unto me. And if any to be written for our learning; man say ought unto you, ye grant that we may in such wise shall say,
The Lord hath need hear them, read, mark, learn, of them; and straightway he and inwardly digest them, that will send them. All this was by patience, and comfort of thy done, that it might be fulfilled holy Word, we may embrace, which was spoken by the pro- and ever hold fast the blessed phet, saying, Tell ye the daugh- hope of everlasting life, which ter of Sion, Behold, thy King thou hast given us in our Sacometh unto thee, meek, and viour Jesus Christ. Amen.
· The Epistle. Rom. xv. 4. are coming on the earth; for (Hatsoever things were the powers of heaven shall be THATSOEVER
written aforetime, were shaken. And then shall they written for our learning; that see the Son of man coming in we, through patience, and com- a cloud with power and great fort of the Scriptures, might glory. And when these things have hope. Now the God of begin to come to pass, then patience and consolation grant look up, and lift up your heads; you to be like minded one to- for your redemption draweth wards another, according to nigh. And he spake to them Christ Jesus: That ye may a parable, Behold the fig tree, with one mind and one mouth and all the trees; when they glorify God, even the Father of now shoot forth, ye see and our Lord Jesus Christ. Where. know of your own selves, that fore receive ye one another, as summer is now nigh at hand. So Christ also received us, to the likewise ye, when ye see these glory of God. Now' I say, things come to pass, know ye that Jesus Christ was a minister that the kingdom of God is nigh of the circumcision, for the at hand. Verily I say unto you, truth of God, to confirm the This generation shall not pass promises made unto the fathers: away till all be fulfilled. Heaven And that the Gentiles might and earth shall pass away; but glorify God for his mercy; as my words shall not pass away. it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the
The third Sunday in Advent. Gentiles, and sing unto thy name: And again he saith, Re
Lord Jesus Christ, who at ple: And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud thy messenger to prepare thy him, all ye people. And again way before thee; grant that the Esaias saith, There shall be a Ministers and Stewards of thy root of Jesse, and he that shall mysteries may likewise so prerise to reign over the Gentiles, pare and make ready thy way, in him shall the Gentiles trust. by turning the hearts of the disNow the God of hope fill you obedient to the wisdom of the with all joy and peace in believ- just, that, at thy second coming ing, that ye may abound in hope, to judge the world, we may be through the power of the Holy found an acceptable people in Ghost.
thy sight, who livest and reignThe Gospel. St. Luke xxi. 25. est with the Father and the holy Anbe share and in the moon, ND there shall be signs in Spirit, ever one God, world
without end. Amen. and in the stars; and upon the
The Epistle. 1 Cor. iv. l. earth distress of nations, with
ET a man so account of perplexity; the sea and the
us, as of the Ministers of waves roaring; men's hearts Christ, and Stewards of the failing them for fear, and for mysteries of God. Moreover, looking after those things which it is required in stewards, that
joice ye Gentiles, with his perhe Othy-first coming didst send
a man be found faithful. But The fourth Sunday in Advent. with me it is a very small thing,
The Collect. that I should be judged of you, or of man's judgment : yea, 1 O Lord, raise up, we pray
, judge not mine own self. For I know nothing by myself
, yet among us, and with great might
that whereas, am I not hereby justified; but succour he that judgeth me is the Lord. through our sins and wicked Therefore judge nothing before ness, we are sore let and hinderthe time, until the Lord come, ed in running the race that is who both will bring to light the set before us, thy bountiful hidden things of darkness, and grace and mercy may speedily will make manifest the counsels help and deliver us, through of the hearts: and then shall the satisfaction of thy Son our every man have praise of God. Lord; to whom, with thee and
the Holy Ghost, be honour The Gospel. St. Matt. xi. 2. and glory, world without end.
. NOW when John had heard Amen.
in the prison the works of The Epistle. Phil. iv. 4. Christ, he sent two of his disciples, and said unto him, Art REJOICE in the Lord al
way; and again I say, Rethou he that should come, or do joice. Let your moderation be
I we look for another? Jesus known unto all men. The Lord answered and said unto them, is at hand. Be careful for noGo, and show John again those thing; but in every thing by things which ye do hear and see: The blind receive their thanksgiving, let your requests
prayer and supplication, with sight, and the lame walk; the be made known unto God. lepers are cleansed, and the deaf And the peace of God, which hear; the dead are raised up, passeth all understanding, shall and the poor have the gospel keep your hearts and minds preached to them; And blessed through Jesus Christ. is he whosoever shall not be of fended in me. And as they de
The Gospel. St. John i. 19. parted, Jesus began to say unto THIS is the record of Joha What went ye out into the wil- and Levites from Jerusalem to derness to see? A reed shaken ask him, Who art thou? And with the wind? But what went he confessed, and denied not; ye out for to see? A man but confessed, I am not the clothed in soft raiment? Be- Christ. And they asked him, hold, they that wear soft cloth. What then? Art thou Elias ? ing are in kings' houses. But And he saith, I am not. Art what went ye out for to see? A thou that Prophet? And he prophet? yea, I say unto you, answered, No. Then said they and more than a prophet. For unto him, Who art thou? that this is he of whom it is written, we may give an answer to them Behold, I send my messenger that sent us: What sayest thou before thy face, which shall of thyself? He said, I am the prepare thy way before thee.
voice of one crying in the wil
derness, Make straight the way of his person, and upholding all of the Lord, as said the prophet things by the word of his power, Esaias. And they which were when he had by himself purged sent were of the Pharisees: pur sins, sat down on the right
. And they asked him, and said hand of the Majesty on high; unto him, Why baptizest thou being made so much better than then, if thou be not that Christ, the angels, as he hath by innor Elias, neither that Prophet? heritance obtained a more exJohn answered them, saying, cellent name than they. For I baptize with water; but there unto which of the angels said he standeth one among you, whom at any time, Thou art my Son,
, ye know not; he it is, who, com- this day have I begotten thee? ing after me, is preferred before And again, I will be to him a me, whose shoes latchet I am Father, and he shall be to me a not worthy to unloose. These Son? And again, when he bringthings were done in Bethabara, eth in the first-begotten into the beyond Jordan, where John was world, he saith, And let all the baptizing.
angels of God worship him.
And of the gangels he saith, The Nativity of our Lord, or
Who maketh his angels spirits,
a the Birth-Day of Christ, and his ministers a flame of fire. commonly called ChristmasBut unto the Son he saith, Thy Day.
throne, O God, is for ever and The Collect.
ever; a sceptre of righteousness
is the sceptre of thy kingdom. LMIGHTY God who hast
Thou hast loved righteousness, given us thy only begotten and hated iniquity; therefore Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be God, even thy God, hath anointborn of a pure Virgin; grant above thy fellows. And, Thou,
ed thee with the oil of gladness that we, being regenerate and Lord, in the beginning hast laid made thy children by adoption the foundation of the earth; and and grace, may daily be renew. the heavens are the works of ed by thy holy Spirit, through thine hands: they shall perish, the same our Lord Jesus
but thou remainest; and they Christ, who liveth and reigneth all shall wax old as doth a gar. with thee and the same Spirit, ment; and as a vesture shalt ever one God, world without ment; and as a vesture shalt
thou fold them up, and they end. Amen.
shall be changed; but thou art The Epistle. Heb. i. 1.
the same, and thy years shall GOD, who at sundry times, not fail. .
and in spake in time past unto the fa
The Gospel. St. John i. 1. thers by the prophets, hath in IN the beginning
was the unto Word, and the by his Son, whom he hath ap- with God, and the Word was pointed heir of all things, by God. The same was in the bewhom also he made the worlds: ginning with God. All things who, being the brightness of his were made by him; and withglory, and the express image outhim was not any thing made,