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THE SIXTEENTH SUNDAY.
The Collect. O
pity cleanse and defend thy Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without thy succour, preserve it evermore by thy help and goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Ephes. iii. 13—21;
THE SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY.
The Collect. LORD, we pray thce that thy grace may be
, and fully feel its influence, and not continue in sin that grace may abound; but be continually given to all good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Or this. LORD, we pray thee, teach us what is good;
teach us to know thyself and Jesus Christ; save us from folly, vanity, and vice; and feed our souls with knowledge, peace, and virtue; that we may finally obtain perfect and never fading bliss, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Ephes. iv. 1–6;
. St. Luke xiv. 1–11.
THE EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY.
The Collect. L ORD, we beseech thee, grant thy people
grace to withstand the temptations of the world and the flesh, and with pure hearts and minds to follow thee the only God; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. 1 Cor. i. 48;
THE NINETEENTH SUNDAY.
serve Mercifully grant, that thy Holy Spirit may all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Ephes. iv. 17–32;
THE TWENTIETH SUNDAY.
The Collect O
ALMIGHTY and most merciful God, of
thy bountiful goodness keep us, we beseech thee, from all things that may hurt us; that we, being ready both in body and soul, may cheerfully accomplish those things that thou wouldest have us do; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Ephes. v. 15—21;
. St. Matth. xxii. 1--14.
THE ONE AND TWENTIETH SUNDAY.
to thy faithful people pardon and peace, that they may be cleansed from all their sins, and serve thee with a quiet mind; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Ephes. vi. 10– 20.
. St. John iv. 46–54.
THE TWO AND TWENTIETH SUNDAY.
hold the Church in continual godliness; that through thy protection it may be free from all divisions and contentions, from all worldly mindedness, and all evil passions; and be devoutly given to serve thee in holiness and righteousness, to the glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Phil. i. 3—11;
THE THREE AND TWENTIETH SUNDAY.
The Collect. O GOD, our refuge and strength, who art
the author of all godliness; Be ready, we beseech thee, to hear the devout prayers of thy Church; and grant that those things which we ask faithfully we may
effectually; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Phil. iii. 17-21;
THE FOUR AND TWENTIETH SUNDAY.
The Collect. O
LORD, we beseech thee, absolve thy
people from their offences; that through thy bountiful goodness we may all be delivered from the bands of those sins, into which by our frailty we have been drawn. Grant this, O heavenly Father, for thy mercy's sake; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Coloss. i. 3—12;
THE FIVE AND TWENTIETH SUNDAY.
The Collect. STIR up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills
of thy faithful people; that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruits of righteousness, may of thee be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Or this. TIR up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the zeal
of thy faithful people, that the yoke of Jesus may become easy to them; that their Christian love may work all the miracles of grace, till from grace it pass to glory, from earth to heaven, from duty to reward, from the weakness of a commencing and growing affection to the consummation of eternal charity; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For the Epistle. Jerem. xxiii. 5—8;*
close of his active ministry. If there be any more Sundays before Advent Sunday, the Service of the Sixth, or of the Fifth and Sixth Sundays after the Epiphany shall be taken in to supply so many as are here wanting. And if there be fewer, the overplus may be omitted : Provided that this last Collect, Epistle, and Gospel shall always be used upon the Sunday next before Advent.
COLLECTS, Recalling the Memory of the Saints and Blessed,
and praying that we may be followers of them who through faith and patience now inherit the Promises.
SAINT STEPHEN'S DAY.
here upon earth for the testimony of thy truth, we may stedfastly look up to heaven, and by faith behold the glory that shall be revealed ; and, being filled with the Holy
* Read for the words in the sixth verse, “ This is his name," &c., “ This is the name by which Jehovah shall call him, OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS."-See Dr. BLAYNEY'S Translation of Jeremiah.