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To be a light to lighten the Gentiles: and to be the glory of thy people Israel.

5. On any day in Lent, Psalm xlii. may be said after the first Lesson, and Psalm xliii. may be said after the second Lesson.

6. The same change is made in the rubric before the Apostles' Creed as in Morning Prayer; and the word again is inserted in the Creed, so that the latter part of the fifth article reads:

The third day he rose again from the dead.

7. The following Collect, rubrics, and Prayer take the place of the Collect and the Prayer which immediately follow the Collect for Peace:

A Collect for Aid against Perils.

LIGHTEN our darkness, we beseech thee, O Lord; and by thy great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for the love of thine only Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.

In places where it may be convenient, here followeth the Anthem.

The minister may here end the Evening Prayer with such Prayer, or Prayers, taken out of this Book, as he shall think fit.

A Prayer for the President of the United States, and all in Civil Authority.

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LMIGHTY God, whose kingdom is everlasting and power infinite, Have mercy upon this whole land; and so rule the hearts of thy servants THE President OF THE UNITED STATES, THE GOVERNOR OF THIS STATE, and all others in authority, that they, knowing whose ministers they are, may above all things seek thine honour and glory; and that we and all the People, duly considering whose authority they bear, may faithfully and obediently honour them, in thee, and for thee, according to thy blessed Word and ordinance; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with thee and the Holy Ghost liveth and reigneth, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

IV. IN THE LITANY.

The following Suffrage is inserted after that for Bishops, Priests, and Deacons :

That it may please thee to send forth labourers into thine harvest;

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

V. IN THE COLLECTS, EPISTLES, AND GOSPELS. 1. The Collect, Epistle, and Gospel for Christmas-day are ordered to serve for any days which there may be between the Innocents' Day and the Sunday after Christmas; and those for the Epiphany, for Ash-Wednesday, and for Ascension-day are ordered to serve for every day after unto the next Sunday, except upon Saints' days.

2. The title The Twenty-fifth Sunday after Trinity is changed to

The Sunday next before Advent.

3. After the Gospel for St. James's Day, the following Collect, Epistle, and Gospel are inserted for

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The Transfiguration of Christ.

The Collect.

GOD, who on the mount didst reveal to chosen witnesses thine only-begotten Son wonderfully transfigured, in raiment white and glistering; Mercifully grant that we, being delivered from the disquietude of this world, may be permitted to behold the King in his beauty, who with thee, O Father, and thee, O Holy Ghost, liveth and reigneth one God, world without end. Amen.

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The Epistle. 2 St. Peter i. 13.

THINK it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance; knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath showed me. Moreover I

will endeavour that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance. For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eye-witnesses of his majesty. For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.

The Gospel. St. Luke ix. 28.

ND it came to pass about an eight days after these

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went up into a mountain to pray.
And as he prayed,
the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his rai-
ment was white and glistering. And behold, there talked
with him two men, which were Moses and Elias: who
appeared in glory, and spake of his decease which he
should accomplish at Jerusalem. But Peter and they
that were with him were heavy with sleep and when
they were awake, they saw his glory, and the two men
that stood with him. And it came to pass, as they de-
parted from him, Peter said unto Jesus, Master, it is good
for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles;
one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias: not
knowing what he said. While he thus spake, there came
a cloud, and overshadowed them: and they feared as
they entered into the cloud. And there came a voice
out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear
him. And when the voice was past, Jesus was found
alone. And they kept it close, and told no man in those
days any of those things which they had seen.

VI. IN THE ORDER FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF
THE LORD'S SUPPER.

1. The doxology is omitted from the Lord's Prayer at the beginning of the service, so that it ends thus:

But deliver us from evil. Amen.

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2. The words, as followeth, are omitted from the rubric before the Ten Commandments, and the following rubric is inserted:

¶ When more than one Celebration of the Holy Communion is had in a Church on the same day, the saying of the Decalogue may be omitted at the earlier Service, provided the whole Office be used once on that day. But Note, That whenever the Decalogue is omitted, the Summary of the Law shall be used, beginning, Hear what our Lord Jesus Christ saith.

3. Permission is given to use the Offertory Sentences on any other occasion of Public Worship when the alms of the people are to be received.

4. The following note is prefixed to the Exhortation beginning, "Dearly beloved in the Lord":

But Note, That the Exhortation may be omitted if it hath already been said on one Lord's Day in that same month.

5. After the Preface beginning, "It is very meet, right, and our bounden duty," the Triumphal Hymn with its rubrics reads as follows:

Here shall follow the Proper Preface, according to the time, if there be any specially appointed; or else immediately shall be said or sung by the Priest,

Therefore with Angels and Archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious Name; evermore praising thee, and saying,

and

HOLY, HOLY, HOLY, Lord God of ¶ Priest hosts, heaven and earth are full of thy glory: Glory be to thee, O Lord Most High. Amen.

People.

6. A change is made in the rubric after the Prayer of Consecration, so that it reads as follows:

¶ Here may be sung a Hymn.

VII. IN THE MINISTRATION OF PUBLIC BAPTISM OF INFANTS.

1. An addition is made to the rubric before the first Exhortation, so that it reads as follows:

¶ If they answer, No: then shall the Minister proceed pas followeth, the People all standing until the Lord's Prayer.

2. A part of the first sentence of the rubric before the Gospel is omitted, so that it reads as follows:

¶ Then the Minister shall say as followeth or else shall pass immediately to the questions addressed to the Sponsors.

3. The Amen at the end of the Prayer following the Exhortation upon the words of the Gospel is to be printed in Roman type, to indicate that the Prayer is to be said by Minister and People.

VIII. IN THE MINISTRATION OF BAPTISM TO SUCH AS ARE OF RIPER YEARS.

1. The third rubric is omitted; and the following is inserted at and after the end of the second rubric:

And standing there, the Minister shall say,

ATH this person been already baptized, or no?

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If they answer, No: then shall the Minister (the People all standing until the Lord's Prayer) proceed as followeth.

2. The Amen at the end of the Prayer following the Exhortation upon the words of the Gospel is to be printed in Roman type.

3. In the closing Exhortation, the word representeth is changed to

doth represent.

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