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may yield


for these thy mercies towards us, desireth to return thanks unto thee,
th. Pardon their sins, ando

through Jesus Christ our Lord. in the presence of all thy people.
, for the sake and mi

Gracious art thou, O Lord, and full
ay dear Son, our blessell
and Redeemer. Areen I 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 wount- pressed with a sense of thy merciVGS. ed us for our sins, and consum

ful goodness, and may he devote the ed us for our transgressions, by thy holy, and obedient walking before

residue of his days to an humble, TOST merciful Father,

and now, in the midst of judgment thee, through Jesus Christ our
remembering mercy, hast redeem-

Lord. Amen.
the devout prayers of

ed our souls from the jaws of death; I For a safe Return from Sea.

we offer unto thy fatherly goodness ne thanks for this the placeres, our souls, and bodies, MOST gracious Lord, whose

mercy is over all thy works;
liring sacrifice unto thee ; always we praise thy holy name, that thou

praising and magnifying thy mer-
of increase, ti thy gher through the midst of thy Church, safety, through the perils of the
enforce, ugh Jesus les through Jesus Christ our Lord: great deep, this thy servant, whe

now desireth to return his thanks
1 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

of health, and of safety; we express his thankfulness by a holy

bless thy name, that thou hast been trust in thee, and obedience to thy -vants against the face al pleased to deliver from his bodily laws, through Jesus Christ our

sickness this thy servant, who now Lord. Amen.

ord. Amen.
Peace, and Deliverance frees

LMIGHTY God, when
Crong tower of defence o

es; we yield thce prases sgiving, for our deliver hose great and apparent

herewith we were coop e acknowledge it thy hat we were not délre sa prey unto them, best ce still to continue such s towards us, that all may know that thou arts r and mighty Deliver

Jesus Christ our la

storting Public Peacethe LMIGHTY God, give us grace

"ERNAL God, cur herre Father, who alone malo Jest the outrage of a mis ruly people; we bles me, that it hath pleased case the seditious tups have been lately raised tus; most humbly been to grant to all of us grau may henceforth obedies thy holy commandment ding a quiet and peace all godliness and honest atinually offer unto the of praise and thankspia

The first Sunday in Advent. 'The Epistle. Rom. xiii. 8.
The Collect.


WE no man any thing, but to

love one another; for he that that we may cast away the loveth another hath fulfilled the works of darkness, and put upon us law. For this, Thou shalt not com

the armour of light, now in the time 'mit adultery, Thou shalt not kill,
be of one mind in a hos 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 there be any
when he shall come again in his other commandment, it is briefly
glorious Majesty to judge both the comprehended in this saying, name-
quick and dead, we may rise to the ly, Thou shalt love thy neighbour
life immortal, through him wholas thyself

. Love worketh nc 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,

knowing the time, that now it is
1 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

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far spent, the day is at hand; let called the house of prayer; but yo

RETH SCY as therefore cast off the works or have made it a den of thieves. darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honest- The second Sunday in Advent. ly, as in the day; not in rioting|

The Collect.

na lang en bor iez and drunkenness, not in chamber- BLESSED Lord, who hast cans. ing, and wantonness, not in strife ed all holy Scriptures to be

亡; 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, provision for the flesh, to fulfil the read, mark, learn, and inwardly 2010 Decimai . lusts thereof.

digest them, that by patience, and The Gospel. St. Matt. xxi. 1. comfort of WHEN"they drew nigh unto embrace, ang holy Word, we may

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. the village over against you, and WHATSOEVER things were

written aforetime, were writtied, and a colt with her: loose ten for our 'learning; that we, them, and bring them unto me. througli 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 conthem; and straightway he will send solation grant you to be like mindthem. All this was done, that itsed 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 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 re

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 circr'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 thie Gentiles might glo assure and make ready 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, titudes that went before, and that and sing unto thy name: And agaidd, we may be found followed, cried, saying, Hosanna he saith, Rejoice ye Gentiles, with w the Son of David: blessed is he his people : And again, Praise the chat cometh in the name of the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud Lord; Hosanna in the highest. him, all ye people. And again and without end. Anen.' And when he was cone into Jeru- Esaias saith, There shall be a root 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 Galilec. 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-fof 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 the that sold doves, and said unto them, sun, and in the moon, and in It is written, My house shall be the stars; and upon the earth dis

of an ass.

el Suaday in Alent.
The Collect
Di desus Crist, who at
Acorning didst send tus
al repare thy way be

pret that the Ministers
ses of thy mysteries may

ning the hearts of the

la the wisdom of the kuty second coming to

sale people in thy sighi,
and request with the
at the Holy Spirin ever

legitime I Cor. iv. 1.
IBAN sa account of us, as
ia Ministers of Christ, and
told the ynysteries of God.
et is required in stew
41 nan be found faithfs!

it is a very small I should be judged of ki zan's judgment : year! anime own sell, for I know myself, yet am I no

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tress of nations, with perplexity ; Lord come, who both will bring to Adres

the sea and the waves roaring; light the hidden things of darkness,
men's hearts failing them for fear, and will make manifest the counsels
and for looking after those things of the hearts: and then shall every
which are coming on the carth; for man have praise of God.
he powers of heaven shall be sha- The Gospel St. Matt. xi. 2.
ten. And then shall they see the NOW when John

had heard in
Son of man coming in a cloud with
power and great glory. And when he sent two of his disciples, and
these things begin to come to pass, said unto him, Art thou he that
then look up, and lift up your heads; should come, or do we look for ano-
for your redemption draweth nigh. ther? Jesus answered and said unto
And he spake to them a parable, them, Go, and show John again
Behold the fig-tree, and all the those things which ye do hear

and when they now shoot forth, see: The blind receive their sight, ye 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

So likewise ye, when ye see these dead are raised up, and the poor came 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 unto yon, This not be offended in me. And as generation 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 shall not pass away.

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 The Collect.

sost raiment? Behold, they that O ,

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 and Stewards of thy mysteries may this is he of whom it is written, Be 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 -11)

discbedient to the wisdom of the way before thee.
just, that, at thy second coming to The fourth Sunday in Advent.
jwige the world, we may be found

The Collect.
an acceptable people in thy sight, O LORD, raise up, we pray
who livest and reiguest with the thee, thy: power, and como
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 aro

of the Ministers of Christ, and the race that is set before us, thy Stewards of the inysteries of God. bountiful grace and mercy may Moreover, it is required in stew-speedily help and deliver us, ards, that'a man be found faithful. through the satisfaction of thy Son 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, Iry, world without end. Amen. judge not mine own self, for I know

The Epistle. Phil. iv. 4. pothing, by myself, yet am not REJOICE in the Lord always hereby justified; but he that judgeth me is the Lord. Therefore judge Let your moderation belonown unto nothing before the time, until the all men. The Lord is at hand. Be


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careful for nothing but in every and the same Spirit, crer 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 fut There was a hearts and minds through Christ prophets, hạth in these last days Jesus.

spoken unto us by his Son, whom he see came for a

he hath appointed heir of all things, The Gospel. St. John i. 19. by whom also he made the worlds;

trocgh him THIS is the record of Johnwhen who being the brightness of his vites from Jerusalem to ask him, person, and upholding all things That was the

when he and denied not; but confessed, by the word of his power, am not the Christ. And they asked down on the right hand of the Ma- korth and the world him, What then? Art thou Elias ? jesty on high; being made so much and the world

Art thou better than the angels, as he hath kat. Be came unto his And he saith, I am not. that Prophet? And he answered, by inheritance obtained a more ex. No. Then said they unto him, cellent name than they. For unto 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 loud, zor of the will 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-be. prophet Esaias. And they which gotten into the world, he saith, Suomelt among us, were sent were of the Pharisees. And let all the angels of God worAnd they asked him, and said unto ship him. And of the angels, he begotten of the Fa. him, Why baptizest thou then, if

saith, Who maketh his angels spi. prace and truth. thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, rits, and his ministers a lame ol neither that Prophet? John an-fire. But unto the Son he saith, trustmas-der. The 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 he it is, who, corning aster me, is hast loved righteousness, and hated nature upon him, and among you, whom ye know not; the sceptre of thy kingdom. Thou sy only begotten Son, preferred before me, whose shoes' iniquity; therefore God, even thy latchet I am not worthy to unloose. God, hath anointed thee with the heat that me, being rebara, beyond Jordan, where John And, thou, Lord, in the beginning race, may daily be These things were done in Betha- oil of gladness above thy fellows. nade thy children bu was baptizing.

hast laid the foundation of the The Nativity of our Lord, or the works of thine hands : they shall loveth and reigneth

earth; and the heavens are the same our Lord Jesus

and Birth-day of Christ, commonly perish, but thou remainest; called Christmas-day.

they all shall wax old as doth a går world without end. The Collect.

ment; and as a vesture shalt thou A'

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. generate and made thy children by and the Word was with God,

het. Even so we, when adoption and grace, may daily be and the Word was God. The same renewed by thy Holy Spirit, through was in the beginning with God, skren, were in bondage who lireth and reigneth with thee without him was not any thing We lulness of the time the same our Lord Jesus Christ, All things were made by him; and bements of the world ;

held his glory, the glory


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thy' Holy Spirit,

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made, that was made. In him was made of a woman, made under the
life, and the life was the light of law, to redeem them that were un-
nen. And the light shineth in der the law, that we might receive
larkness, 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
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
might believe. He was not that God, through Christ.
light, but was sent to bear wit-

The Gospel. St. Matt. i. 18.
ness of that light. That was the
true light, which lighteth every man The birth of Jesus Christ was

on this wise: When as his mothat cometh into the world. Hether Mary was espoused to Joseph, was in the world, and the world before they came together, she was was made by him, and the world found with child of the Holy Ghost.

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 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 Les born, not of blood, nor of the will unto him in a dream, saying, er all 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, made flesh, and dwelt among us, wife; for that which is conceived (and we beheld his glory, the glory in her is of the Holy Ghost : And

of the only begotten of the Fa- she shall bring forth a Son, and Elif ther) full of grace and truth. thou shalt call his name Jesus : for T'he 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 einken of the Lord by the prophetia to take our nature upon him, and saying, Behold, a Virgin shall be us at this time to be born of a pure Son, and they shall call his name

with child, and shall bring forth a Virgin; 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 renewed by othy Holy Spirit

, angel of the Lord had bidden him, through the same our Lord Jesus and took unto him his

ife; and Christ, who liveth and reigneth jknew her not till she had brought is 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.
Now I say, that the heir, as long

The Circumcision of Christ.

The Collect. toime from a servant, though he be ALMIGHTY God, who madest M governors, until the time appointed cised, and obedient to the law for Go of the father. Even so we, when man; grant us the true

circumcision We were children, were in bondage of the Spirit, that, our hearts and all le under the elements of the world; our members being mortified from

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



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