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and happiness, truth and justice, / that it may be so guided and goreligion and piety, may be esta- verned by thy good Spirit, that blished among us for all genera- all who profess and call themtions. These and all other neces- selves Christians may be led into saries, for them, for us, and thy the way of truth, and hold the whole Church, we humbly beg in faith in unity of spirit, in the the Name and Mediation of Jesus bond of peace, and in righteousChrist our most blessed Lord and ness of life. Finally, we commend Saviour. Amen.
to thy fatherly goodness all those,
who are any ways afflicted, or TA Collect or Prayer for all Con- distressed, in mind, body, or esditions of men, to be used at tate ; [ * especially
• This to be such times when the Litany is
those for whom our said when any not appointed to be said.
prayers are desir- desire the PrayO comes the Creator and Prea edo that, it may gregatione Corhumbly beseech thee for all sorts fort and relieve them, according and conditions of men; that thou to their several necessities, giving wouldest be pleased to make thy them patience under their sufways known unto them, thy sav- ferings, and a happy issue out ing health unto all nations. More of all their afilictions. And this especially, we pray for the good we beg for Jesus Christ his sake. estate of the Catholick Church; Amen.
THANKSGIVINGS. SA General Thanksgiving.
Holy Ghost be all honour and glo
ry, world without end. Amen. AL LMIGHTY God, Father of
For Rain. all mercies, we thine unworthy servants do give thee O GOD our heavenly Father, most humble and hearty thanks
who by thy gracious provifor all thy goodness and loving the latter rain to descend upon the
dence dost cause the former and kindness to us, and to all men;
earth, that it may bring forth fruit • This to be [* particularly to said when any those who
for the use of man; We give thee
desire that have been now to offer up their
humble thanks that it hath pleasprayed for de- praises and thanks
ed thee, in our great necessity, to sire to return givings for thy late
send us at the last a joyful rain praise. mercies vouchsafed refresh it when it was dry, to the
upon thine inheritance, and to unto them.] We bless thee for our creation, preservation, and all the
great comfort of us thy unworthy blessings of this life; but above
servants, and to the glory of thy all, for thine inestimable love in holy Name; through thy mercies
in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the
For fair Weather. means of grace, and for the hope O LORD God, who hast justly give us that due sense of all thy plague of immoderate rain and mercies, that our hearts may be waters, and in thy mercy hast reunfeignedly thankful, and that we lieved and comforted our souls by shew forth thy praise, not only this seasonable and blessed change with our lips, but in our lives; by of weather ; We praise and glorify giving up ourselves to thy service, thy holy Name for this thy mercy, and by walking before thee in ho- and will always declare thy lovingliness and righteousness all our kindness from generation to genedays; through Jesus Christ our ration; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom with thee and the Lord. Amen.
land may yield us her fruits of Old
ing a quiet and peaceable life in MOST merciful Father, who ali godliness and honesty, may
continually offer unto thee our heard the devout prayers of thy
sacrifice of praise and thanksgivChurch, and turned our dearth ing for these thy mercies towards and scarcity into cheapness and
us; through Jesus Christ our plenty; We give thee humble
Lord. Amen. thanks for this thy special bounty; beseeching thee to continue thy
For Deliverance from the Plague,
or other common Sickness. loving-kindness unto us, that our
LORD God, who hast woundincrease, to thy glory and our
ed us for our sins, and concomfort; through Jesus Christ
sumed us for our transgressions, our Lord. Amen.
by thy late heavy and dreadful
visitation; and now, in the midst For Peace and Deliverance from our Enemies.
of judgement remembering mer
cy, hast redeemed our souls from O
the jaws of death; We offer unto a strong tower of defence un
thy fatherly goodness ourselves, to thy servants against the face
our souls and bodies which thou of their enemies; We yield thee hast delivered, to be a living sapraise and thanksgiving for our crifice unto thee, always praising deliverance from those great and
and magnifying thy mercies in apparent dangers wherewith we
the midst of thy Church; through were compassed: We acknowledge
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. it thy goodness that we were not delivered over as a prey unto
Or this. them; beseeching thee still to continue such thy mercies towards
E humbly acknowledge be
WE us, that all the world may know
fore thee, O most merciful
Father, that all the punishments that thou art our Saviour and
which are threatened in thy law mighty Deliverer; through Jesus
might justly have fallen upon us, Christ our Lord. Amen.
by reason of our manifold transFor restoring Publick Peace at gressions and hardness of heart: Home.
Yet seeing it hath pleased thee O
ETERNAL God, our hea- of thy tender mercy, upon our
venly Father, who alone mak- weak and unworthy humiliation, est men to be of one mind in a to asswage the contagious sickhouse, and stillest the outrage of ness wherewith we lately have a violent and unruly people; We been sore afflicted, and to restore bless thy holy Name, that it hath the voice of joy and
health into pleased thee to appease the sedi- our dwellings; We offer unto thy tious tumults which have been Divine Majesty the sacrifice of lately raised up amongst us; most praise and thanksgiving, lauding humbly beseeching thee to grant and magnifying thy glorious Name to all of us grace, that we may for such thy preservation and prohenceforth obediently walk in thy vidence over us; through Jesus holy commandments; and, lead- Christ our Lord. Amen.
COLLECTS, EPISTLES, AND GOSPELS
TO BE USED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.
Note, that the Collect appointed for every Sunday, or for any Holy
day that hath a Vigil or Eve, shall be said at the Evening Service next before.
THE FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT.
in rioting and drunkenness, not
in chambering and wantonness, grace that we may cast away
not in strife and envying. But the works of darkness, and put put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, upon us the armour of light, now and make not provision for the in the time of this mortal life, in flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof. which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that
The Gospel. St. Matt. xxi. 1. in the last day, when he shall W
THEN they drew nigh unto come again in his glorious Ma- Jerusalem, and were come jesty to judge both the quick and to Bethphage, unto the mount of dead, we may rise to the life im- Olives, then sent Jesus two dismortal, through him who liveth ciples, saying unto them, Go into and reigneth with thee and the the village over against you, and Holy Ghost, now and ever. Amen. straightway ye shall find an ass This collect is to be repeated
tied, and a colt with her: loose every day, with the other Col- them, and bring them unto me. lects in Advent, until Christmas
And if any man say ought unto Eve.
you, ye shall say, The Lord hath
need of them; and straightway he The Epistle. Rom. xiii. 8.
will send them. All this was done,
that it might be fulfilled which was to love one another: for he
spoken by the Prophet, saying, that loveth another hath fulfilled Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Bethe law. For this, Thou shalt not hold, thy King cometh unto thee, commit adultery, Thou shalt not meek, and sitting upon an ass, and kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou a colt the fole of an ass. And the shalt not bear false witness, Thou disciples went, and did as Jesus shalt not covet; and if there be commanded them; and brought any other commandment, it is the ass, and the colt, and put briefly comprehended in this say- on them their clothes, and they ing, namely, Thou shalt love thy set him thereon.
And a very neighbour as thyself. Love work- great multitude spread their gareth no ill to his neighbour; there- ments in the way; others cut fore love is the fulfilling of the law. down branches from the trees, and And that, knowing the time, that strawed them in the way. And now it is high time to awake out the multitudes that went before, of sleep: for now is our salvation and that followed, cried, saying, nearer than when we believed. Hosanna to the son of David; The night is far spent, the day is Blessed is he that cometh in the at hand; let us therefore cast off Name of the Lord; Hosanna in the works of darkness, and let us the highest. And when he was put on the armour of light. Let us come into Jerusalem all the city walk honestly as in the day; not was moved, saying, Who is this? And the multitude said, This is Jesus the Prophet of Nazareth of Galilee. And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple; and overthrew the tables
of the money-changers, and the seats of them that sold doves; and said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.
THE SECOND SUNDAY IN ADVENT.
him, all ye people. And again, BLESSED Lord,
who hast Esaias saith, There shall be a root be written for our learning; Grant reign over the Gentiles, in him that we may in such wise hear shall the Gentiles trust. Now the them, read, mark, learn, and in- God of hope fill you with all joy wardly digest them, that by pa- and peace in believing, that ye tience, and comfort of thy holy may abound in hope, through the Word, we may embrace, and ever power of the Holy Ghost. hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which thou hast given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ. A the sun, and in the moon,
The Gospel. St. Luke xxi. 25.
The Epistle. Rom. xv. 4. and in the stars; and upon the W THATSOEVER things were earth distress of nations, with per
written aforetime, were plexity, the sea and the waves written for our learning; that we roaring; men's hearts failing them through patience, and comfort of for fear, and for looking after those the Scriptures, might have hope. things which are coming on the Now the God of patience and con- earth: for the powers of heaven solation grant you to be like mind- shall be shaken. And then shall ed one towards another, according they see the Son of Man coming to Christ Jesus : that ye may with in a cloud with power and great one mind, and one mouth, glorify glory. And when these things beGod, even the Father of our Lord gin to come to pass, then look up, Jesus Christ. Wherefore receive and lift up your heads; for your ye one another, as Christ also re- redemption draweth nigh. And ceived us, to the glory of God. he spake to them a parable, BeNow I say, that Jesus Christ was hold the fig-tree, and all the trees; a minister of the circumcision for when they now shoot forth, ye see the truth of God, to confirm the and know of your own selves that promises made unto the fathers : summer is now nigh at hand. So And that the Gentiles might glorify likewise ye, when ye see these God for his mercy; as it is writ- things come to pass, know ye that ten, For this cause I will confess the Kingdom of God is nigh at to thee among the Gentiles, and hand. Verily I say unto you, This sing unto thy Name. And again generation shall not pass away, he saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with till all be fulfilled: heaven and his people. And again, Praise the earth shall pass away; but my Lord, all ye Gentiles, and laud words shall not pass away.
THE THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT.
the hearts of the disobedient to O
LORD Jesu Christ, who at the wisdom of the just, that at thy
thy first coming didst send second coming to judge the world thy messenger to prepare thy way we may be found an acceptable before thee; Grant that the min people in thy sight, who livest and isters and stewards of thy myste- reignest with the Father and the ries may likewise so prepare and Holy Spirit, ever one God, world make ready thy way, by turning without end. Amen.
The Epistle. I Cor. iv. 1. that should come, or do we look ET a man so account of us,
for another? Jesus answered and
said unto them, Go and shew John and stewards of the mysteries of again those things which ye do God. Moreover, it is required in
hear and see: The blind receive stewards, that a man be found
their sight, and the lame walk, the faithful. But with me it is a very lepers are cleansed, and the deaf small thing that I should be judg hear, the dead are raised up, and ed of you, or of man's judgement:
the poor have the Gospel preached yea, I judge not mine own self. to them: And blessed is he whoFor I know nothing by myself,
soever shall not be offended in me. yet am I not hereby justified; but
And as they departed, Jesus began he that judgeth me is the Lord.
to say unto the multitudes conTherefore judge nothing before
cerning John, What went ye out the time, until the Lord come,
into the wilderness to see ? a reed who both will bring to light the
shaken with the wind? But what hidden things of darkness, and
went ye out for to see? a man will make manifest the counsels
clothed in soft raiment? behold, of the hearts; and then shall eve- they that wear soft clothing are in ry man have praise of God. kings' houses. But what went ye
out for to see? a prophet? yea, I The Gospel St. Matt. xi. 2.
say unto you, and more than a in
, , I Christ, he sent two of his disciples, messenger before thy face, which and said unto him, Art thou he / shall prepare thy way before thee.
Now when Johnh had heard prophet: For this is be of whom
THE FOURTH SUNDAY IN ADVENT.
and Levites from Jerusalem to ask O LORD, raise up, we pray thee) him, Who art thou? And he con
fessed, and denied not; but conus, and with great might succour fessed, I am not the Christ. And us; that whereas, through our they asked him, What then? Art sins and wickedness, we are sore thou Elias? And he saith, I am let and hindered in running the not. Art thou that Prophet? And race that is set before us, thy he answered, No. Then said they bountiful grace and mercy may unto him, Who art thou? that we speedily help and deliver us; may give an answer to them that through the satisfaction of thy sent us. What sayest thou of thySon our Lord, to whom with thee self? He said, I am the voice of and the Holy Ghost be honour and one crying in the wilderness, Make glory, world without end. Amen. straight the way of the Lord, as
The Epistle. Phil. iv. 4. said the prophet Esaias. And they REJ
EJOICE in the Lord alway, which were sent were of the Pha
and again I say, Rejoice. risees. And they asked him, and Let your moderation be known said unto him, Why baptizest thou unto all men. The Lord is at then, if thou be not that Christ, hand. Be careful for nothing: nor Elias, neither that Prophet? but in every thing, by prayer and John answered them, saying, I supplication with thanksgiving, baptize with water: 'but there let your requests be made known standeth one among you, whom unto God. And the peace of God, ye know not: He it is who comwhich passeth all understanding, ing after me is preferred before shall keep your hearts and minds me, whose shoe's latchet I am not through Christ Jesus.
worthy to unloose. These things The Gospel. St. John i. 19. were done in Bethabara beyond
Jordan, where John was baptizwhen the Jews sent Priests ing.
is of ,