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ST. BARTHOLOMEW THE APOSTLE.
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who didst give to thine Apostle Bartholomew grace truly to believe and to preach thy Word; grant, we beseech thee, unto thy Church, to love that Word which he believed, and both to preach and receive the same, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
ST. MATTHEW THE APOSTLE.
ALMIGHTY God, who by thy blessed Son didst call Matthew from the receipt of custom to be an Apostle and Evangelist; grant us grace to forsake all covetous desires, and inordinate love of riches, and to follow the same thy Son Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with thee, world without end. Amen.
ST. MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS.
EVERLASTING God, who hast ordained and constituted the services of angels and men in a wonderful order, mercifully grant, that as thy holy angels always do thee service in heaven, so, by thy appointment, they may succor and defend us on earth, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
ST. LUKE THE EVANGELIST.
LMIGHTY God, who calledst Luke the physician, whose praise is in the Gospel, to be an Evangelist, and physician of the soul; may it please thee, that, by the wholesome medicines of the doctrine delivered by him, all the diseases of our souls may be healed, through the merits of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
ST. SIMON AND ST. JUDE.
ALMIGHTY God, who hast built thy Church upon the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the head corner-stone; grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their doctrine, that we may be made an holy temple acceptable unto thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
ALL SAINTS' DAY.
ALMIGHTY God, who hast knit together thine elect in one communion and fellowship, in the mystical body of thy Son Christ our Lord; grant us grace so to follow thy blessed Saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those unspeakable joys which thou hast prepared for those who unfeignedly love thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
LMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hatest nothing that thou hast made, and dost forgive the sins of all those who are penitent; create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we worthily lamenting our sins, and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of thee, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
LMIGHTY God, we beseech thee graciously to behold this thy family, for which our Lord Jesus Christ was contented to be betrayed, and given up into the hands of wicked men, and to suffer death upon the cross, who now liveth and reigneth with thee, world without end. Amen.
SERVICE FOR CHRISTMAS.
LMIGHTY God, who hast given us thine only begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and, as at this time, to be born of a virgin, grant that we, being regenerate, and made thy children by adoption and grace, may daily be renewed by thy Holy Spirit. And this we beg in the name of Jesus Christ, through whom we ascribe unto Thee all honor and glory, now and ever. Amen.
GLORY be to God in the highest, on earth peace, good-will toward men.
Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound; they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance;
Through the tender mercies of our God, whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us;
To give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, and to guide our feet in the way of peace.
How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of him who bringeth good tidings; who publisheth peace; who bringeth good tidings of good; who publisheth salvation; who saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth.
There is sprung up a light for the righteous, and joyful gladness for such as are true of heart.
Rejoice in the Lord, ye righteous, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
Sing unto the Lord, and praise his name; be telling of his salvation from day to day.
Let all those who seek him be joyful and glad in him, and let all such as love his salvation say always, The Lord be praised.
My heart is inditing joyful words; I speak of the things concerning the King.
Thou art the fairest of the children of men; full of grace are thy lips; for God hath blessed thee for ever.
Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O thou Mighty One, with thy glory and thy majesty.
And in thy majesty ride prosperously, for the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.
Thy throne, O God, endureth for ever; the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.
Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; wherefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
I will make thy name to be remembered to all generations; so that the people shall praise thee for ever and ever.
Lord, thou art become gracious unto thy land;
Thou hast forgiven the offence of thy people, and covered all their sins.
Turn us then, O God our Saviour, and let thine anger cease from us.
Wilt thou not turn again and quicken us, that thy people may rejoice in thee?
Show us thy mercy, O Lord, and grant us thy salvation.
I will hear what God the Lord will speak; for he will speak peace to his people and his saints; only let them not return to their folly again.
For his salvation is nigh those who fear him, that glory may dwell in our land.
Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace
have kissed each other.
Truth shall flourish out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.
Yea, the Lord shall show his loving-kindness; and our land shall yield her increase.
Righteousness shall go before him; and shall keep his path continually.
We will go into his tabernacle, we will worship before his footstool.
Arise, O Lord, into thy resting-place; thou, and the ark of thy strength.
Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let thy saints sing for joy.
SERVICE FOR CHRISTMAS EVE.
Ir is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto thee, O Lord, holy Father Almighty, everlasting God, because thou didst give Jesus Christ, thine only Son, to be born as at this time for us, who by the operation of thy Holy Spirit was made very man of the Virgin Mary his mother, and without spot of sin to make us clean from all sin. Therefore with angels and archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we worship and magnify thy great and glorious name; evermore praising thee, and saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts, heaven and earth are full of the majesty of thy glory. Glory be to thee, O Lord most high, most mighty, most merciful, through our Saviour and Redeemer.