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9 For Deliverance from great Sickness | Lord, and full of compassion and Mortality

to the children of men. May his O LORD God, who hast wound-heart be duly impressed with å Ved us tor our sins, and con- sense of thy merciful goodness, sumed us for our transgressions, and may he devote the residue of oy thy late heavy and dreadful This Visitation; and now, in the midstof obedient walking before thee,

durhis days to an humble, holy, and judgment remembering mercy, l through Jesus Christ our Lord hast redeemed our souls from the Amen jaws of death; we offer unto thy fatherly goodness ourselves, our

For a safe Retarn from Sea. souls and bodies, which thou NJOST gracious Lord, whose bast delivered, to be a living sa-11 mercy is overall thy works;

crifice un'o thee; always praising we praise thy holy name, that 'and magnifying thy mercies in thou hast been pleased to conthe midst of thy Church, through duct in safety, through the perils Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. of the great deep, this thy servant, For a Recovery from Sickness. who now desireth to return his

who art the giver of l thanks unto thee, in thy holy life, of health, and of safety; Church: May he be duly sensible we bless thy name, that thou hast of thy merciful providence to. been pleased to deliver from his wards him, and ever express his bodily sickness this thy servant, thankfulness by a holy trust in who now desireth to return thanks thee, and obedience to thy laws, unto thee, in the presence of all through Jesus Christ our Lord. thy people. Gracious art thou,l.Amen.


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The first Sunday in Advent. This Collect is to be repeated every

Day, with the other Collects in Adveni, The Collect.

until Christmas-day. ALMIGHTY God, give us The Epistle. Rom. xiii. 8. . Fi grace that we mày cast away WE no man any thing, but to the works of darkness, and put love one another; for he that upon us the armour of light, now loveth another hath fulfilled the in the time of this mortal life, in law. For this, Thou shalt not which thy Son Jesus Christ came commit adultery, Thou shalt not to visit us in great humility; that kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou in the last day, when he shall shalt not bear false witness, Thou come again in his glorious Ma- shalt not covet; and if there be jesty to judge both the quick and any other commandment, it is dead, we may rise to the life im- briefly comprehended in this say. mortal, through him who liveth ing, namely, Thou shalt love thy and reigneth with thee and the neighbour as thyself. Love work, Holy Ghost, now and ever. eth no ill to his neighbour; there. Amen.

fore love is the fulfilling of the

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The second he Collect.

law. And that, knowing the time, This is Jesus the Prophet of Nathat now it is high time to awake zareth of Galilee. “And Jesus out of sleep; for now is our sal- went into the temple of God, and vation nearer than when we be- cast out all them that sold and lieved. The night is far spent, bought in the temple, and overthe day is at hand; let us there threw the tables of the moneyfore cast off the works of dark-changers, and the seats of them ness, and let us put on the armour that sold doves, and said unto flight. Let us walk honestly, them, It is written, My house shall as in the day; not in rioting and be called the house of prayer; but drunkenness, not in chambering ye have made it a den of thieves. and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord The second Sunday in Advent.. Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the desh, to fulfil the PLESSED Lord, who hast lusts thereof.

D caused all holy Scriptures to The Gospel St. Matt. xxi. 1. be written forour learning; grant W HEN they drew nigh unto that we may in such wise hear

V Jerusalem, and were come them, read, mark, learn, and into Bethphage, unto the mount of wardly digest them, that by paOlives, then sent Jesus two disci- tience, and comfort of thy holy ples, saying unto them, Go into Word, we may embrace, and ever the village over against you, and hold fast the blessed hope of straightway ye shall find an ass everlasting life, which thou hast tied, and a colt with her: loose given us in our Saviour Jesus them, and bring them unto me. Christ. Amen. And if any man say ought unto The Epistle. Rom. xv, 4. · you, ye shall say, The Lord hath W HATSOEVER things were

need of them; and straightway WV written aforetime, were he will send them. All this was written for our learning; that we, done, that it might be fulfilled through patience, and comfort of which was spoken by the pro- the Scriptures, might have hope. phet, saying, Tell ye the daughter Now the God of patience and conof Sion, Behold, thy King comcth solation grant you to be like mind. unto thee, meek, and sitting upon edone towards another,according an ass, and a colt the foal of an to Christ Jesus: That ye may with ass. And the disciples went, and one mind and one mouth glorify did as Jesus commanded them; God, even the Father of our Lord and brought the ass and the colt, Jesus Christ. Wherefore receive and put on them their clothes, ye one another, as Christ also reand they sat him thereon. And a ceived us, to the glory of God. very great multitude spread their Now I say, that Jesus Christ was garments in the way ; others cut a minister of the circumcision, down branches from the trees, forthe truth of God, to confirm the and strawed them in the way. promises made unto the fathers: And the multitudes that went be- And that the Gentiles might glo. fore, and that followed, cried, rify God for his mercy; as it is saying, Hosanna to the Son of written, For this cause I will conDavid : blessed is he that cometh fess to thee among the Gentiles, in the name of the Lord; Hooand sing unto thy name: And sanna in the highest. And when again he saith, Rejoice ye Genhe was come into Jerusalem, all tiles, with his people: And again, the city was moved, saying, Who Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; is this? And the multitude said, land laud him, all ye Jeople. And

again Esaias saith, There shall be ther and the Holy Spirit, ever one a root of Jesse, and he that shall God, world without end. Amen rise to reign over the Gentiles, in The Epistle. 1 Cor. iv. I. him shall the Gentiles trust. NowT ET a man so account of us, as the God of hope fill you with all L of the Ministers of Christ, and joy and peace in believing, that Stewards of the mysteries of God. ye may abound in hope, through Moreover, it is required in stewthe power of the Holy Ghost. | ards, that a man be found faithful.

The Gospel. St. Luke xxi. 25. But with me it is a very small AND there shall be signs in the thing, that I should be judged of A sun, and in the moon, and in you, or of man's judgment : yea, the stars; and upon the earth dis- I judge not mine own self, for tress of nations, with perplexity; I know nothing by myself, yet the sea and the waves roaring;l am I not hereby justified; but he men's hearts failing them forfear, that judgeth me, is the Lord. and for looking after those things Therefore judge nothing before which are coming on the earth; the time, until the Lord come, for the powers of heaven shall be who both will bring to light the shaken. And then shall they see hidden things of darkness, and the Son of man coming in a cloud will make manifest the counsels with powerand great glory. And of the hearts: and then shall when these things begin to come every man have praise of God. to pass, then look up, and lift up The Gospel. St. Matt. si. 2. your heads; for your redemption NOW when John had heard in draweth nigh. And he spake to the prison the works of Christ, them a parable, Behold the fig. he sent two of his disciples, and tree, and all the trees; when they said unto him, Art thou he that now shoot forth, ye see and know should come, or do we look for of your own selves, that summer another? Jesus answered and said is now nigh at hạnd. So likewise unto them, Go, and show Jolin ye, when ye see these things again those things which ye do come to pass, know ye that the hear and see: The blind receive kingdom of God is nigh at hand. their sight, and the lame 'walk, Verily I say unto you, This gene- the lepers are cleansed, and the ration shall not pass away till all deaf hear, the dead are raised up, be fulfilled. Heaven and earth and the poor have the gospel shall pass away; but my words preached to them: And blessed shall not pass away.

is he whospever shall not be of

fended in me. And as they deThe third Sunday in Advent. parted, Jesus began to say unto The Collect.

the multitudes concerning John, A LORD Jesus Christ, who at What went ye out into the wil. U thy first coming didst send derness to see? A reed shaken thy messenger to prepare thy way with the wind? But what went before thee; grant that the Mi-ye out for to see? A man clothed nisters and Stewards of thy mys- in soft raiment? Behold, they that teries y likewise so prepare and wear soft clothing are in kings' make ready thy way, by turning houses. But what went ye out the hearts of the disobedient to for to see? A prophet? yea, I say the wisdom of the just, that, at unto you, and more than a prothy second coming to judge the phet. For this is he of whom it world, we may be found an ac- is written, Behold, I send my mes. ceptable people in thy sight, who senger before thy face, which shall Bivest and reignest with the Fa-l prepare thy way before thee.

The fourth Sunday in Advent. ' with water ; but there standeth The Collect:

one among you, whom ye know LORD, raise up, we prav not; he it is, who, coming after

thee, thy power, and come me, is preferred before me, among us, and with great might whose shoes' latchet I am not succourus; that whereas, through worthy to unloose. These things our sins and wickedness, we are were done in Bethabara, beyond sore let and hindered in running Jordan, where John was bapthe race that is set before us, thy|tizing. bountiful grace and mercy may speedily help and deliver aš,/ The Nativity of our Lord, or the through the satisfaction of thy! Birth-day of Christ, comnionly Son our Lord: to whom, with theel called Christmas-day. and the Holy Ghost, be honour

The Collect. and glory, world without end.) A LMIGHTY God, who hast Amen.

ITA given us thy only begotten The Epistle. Phil. iv. 4. Son to take our nature upon him, REJOICE in the Lord alway; and as at this time to be born of

1 and again I say, Rejoice. Let a pure Virgin; grant that we, be your moderation be known unto ing regenerate and made thy all men. The Lord is at hand. children by adoption and grace, Be careful for nothing; but in may daily be renewed by thy Ho every thing by prayer and sup- ly Spirit, through the same our plication, with thanksgiving, let Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and vour requests be made known reigneth with thee and the same unto God." And the peace of Spirit, ever one God, world with God, which passeth all under-out end. Amen. standing, shall keep your hearts . The Epistle. Heb. i. 1. and minds through Christ Jesus. MOD, who, at sundry times,

The Gospel. St. John i. 19: and in divers manners, spake W HIS is the record of John in time past unto the fathers by

1 when the Jews sent Priests the prophets, hath in these last and Levites from Jerusalem to days spoken unto us by his Son, ask him, Who art thou? And whom he hath appointed heir of he confessed, and denied not; all things, by whom also he made but confessed, I am not the Christ: the worlds; who being the bright And they asked him, What then? ness of his glory, and the express Art thou Elias? And he saith; I image of his person, and uphold. am not. Art thou that Prophet? ing all things by the word of his And he answered, No. Then said power, when he had by himselt they unto him, Who art thou?' purged our sins, sat down on the that we may give an answer to right hand of the Majesty on high; them that sent us: What sayest being made so much better than thou of thyself ? He said, I am the the angels, as he hath by inheritvoice of one crying in the wil. ance obtained a more excellent. derness, Make straight the way name than they. For unto which of the Lord, as said the prophet of the angels said he at any time, Esaias. And they which were Thou art my Son, this day have sent were of the Pharisees. And I begotten thee? And again, I they asked him, and said unto will be to him a Father, and he him, Why baptizest thou then, if shall be to me a Son? And again, thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, when he bringeth in the first-be. neither that Prophet? John an- gotten into the world, he saith, swered them, saying, I baptize! And let all the angels of God

worship him. And of the angels God. And the Word was made he saith, Who maketh his angels flesh, and dwelt among us, (and spirits, and his ministers a flame we beheld his glory, the glory as of fire. But unto the Son he of the only begotten of the Fasaith, Thy throne, O God, is for ther) full of grace and truth. ever and ever; a sceptre of rightcousness is the sceptre of thy The Sunday after Christmas-day. kingdom. Thou hast loved right

The Collect. eousness, and hated iniquity;L A LMIGHTY God, who hast therefore God, even thy God, A given us thy only begotten hath anointed thee with the oil Son to take our nature upon bim, of gladness above thy fellows. and as at this time to be born of a And, thou, Lord, in the begin- pure Virgin; grant that we, bening hast laid the foundation of ing regenerate and made thy chil. the earth; and the heavens are dren by adoption and grace, may the works of thine hands: they daily be renewed by thy Holy shall perish, but thou remainest; Spirit, through the same our and they all shall wax old as doth Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth a gartnent; and as a vesture shalt and reigneth with thee and the thou fold them up, and they shall same Spirit, ever one God, world be changed; but thou art the without end. Amen. same, and thy years shall not fail. The Epistle. Gal. iv. 1. The Gospel. St. John i. 1. INOW I say, that the heir, as TN the beginning was the Word, I long as he is a child, differ

and the Word was with God, leth nothing from a servant, and the Word was God. The though he be lord of all; but is same was in the beginning with under tutors and governors, unGod. All things were made by til the time appointed of the fahim; and without him was not ther. Even so we, when we were any thing made, that was made. children, were in bondage under In him was life, and the life was the elements of the world; but the light of men. And the light when the fulness of the time was shineth in darkness, and the dark- come, God 'sent forth bis Son, ness comprehended it not. There made of a woman, made under was a man sent from God, whose the law, to redeem them that name was John: The same came were under the law, that we for a witness, to bear witness of might receive the adoption of the light, that all men through sons. And, because ye are sons, him might believe. He was not God hath sent forth the Spirit of that light, but was sent to bear his Son into your hearts, crying, witness of that light. That was Abba, Father. Wherefore thou the true light, which lighteth art no more a servant, but a son; every man that someth into the and if a son, then an heir of God, world. He was in the world, and through Christ. the world was made by him, and The Gospel. St. Matt. i. 18. ihe world knew him not. He THE birth of Jesus Christ was came unto his own, and his own 1 on this wise: When as his received him not. But as many mother Mary was espoused to Joas received him, to them gave he seph, before they came together, power to become the sons of God, she was found with child of the even to them that believe on his Holy Ghost. Then Joseph her name: Which were born, not of husband, being a just man, and not blood, nor of the will of the flesh, willing to make her a public exeor of the will of man, but of ample, was minded to put her a.

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