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THE

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. | Thou shalt love thy neighbour The Collect.

as thyself. Love worketh no LMIGHTY God, give ill to his neighbour; there

us grace that we may fore love is the fulfilling of cast away the works of dark- the law. And that, knowing ness, and put upon us the ar- the time, that now it is high mour of light, now in the time time to awake out of sleep: of this mortal life, in which for now is our salvation thy Son Jesus Christ came to nearer than when we believvisit us in great humility ; ed. The night is far spent, that in the last day, when he the day is at hand; let us shall come again in his glori- therefore cast off the works ous Majesty to judge both the of darkness, and let us put quick and dead, we may rise on the armour of light. Let to the life immortal, through us walk honestly as in the him who liveth and reigneth day; not in rioting and with thee and the Holy drunkenness, not in chamberGhost, now and ever. Amen. ing and wantonness, not in This Collect is to be repeated every day, strife and envying. But put with the other Collects in Advent, until

ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, The Epistle. Rom. xii. 8. and make not provision for OW!

WE no man any thing, the flesh, to fulfil the lusts

but to love one another : thereof. for he that loveth another The Gospel. St. Matth. xxi. 1. hath fulfilled the law. For

unto Jerusalem, and adultery, Thou shalt not kill, were come to Bethphage, unThou shalt not steal, Thou to the mount of Olives, then shalt not bear false witness, sent Jesus two disciples, sayThou shalt not covet; and if ing unto them, Go into the there be any other command village over against you, and ment, it is briefly comprehend- straightway ye shall find an ed in this saying, namely, ass tied, and a colt with her :

Christmas-Ere.

this, Thou shalt

not commit WHEN they drew nigh

loose them, and bring them doves; and said unto them, unto me. And if any man

And if any man It is written, My house say ought unto you, ye shall shall be called the house of say, The Lord hath need of

prayer; but

ye

have made it them; and straightway he à den of thieves. will send them. All this was done, that it might be fulfil- The second Sunday in Advent. led which was spoken by the

The Collect. Prophet, saying, Tell ye the

LESSED Lord, who hast daughter of Sion, Bebold, thy BL. King cometh unto thee, meek, tures to be written for our

caused all holy Scripand sitting upon an ass, and a learning; Grant that we may colt the fole of an ass. And in such wise hear them, read, the disciples went, and did as

mark, learn, and inwardly Jesus commanded them; and brought the ass, and the colt

, digest
them, that by patience

,

and comfort of thy holy and put on them their

Word, we may embrace, and clothes, and they set him

ever hold fast the blessed thereon. And a very, great hope of everlasting life, which multitude spread their gar- thou hast given us in our ments in the way; others

Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in The Epistle. Rom. xv. 4. the way.

And the multi THATSOEVER things tudes that went before, and were written aforetime, that followed, cried, saying, were written for our learning; Hosanna to the Son of David; that we through patience, Blessed is he that cometh in and comfort of the Scriptures, the Name of the Lord; Ho- might have hope. Now the sanna in the highest. And God of patience and consolawhen he was come into Je- tion grant you to be likerusalem all the city was mov-minded one towards another, ed, saying, Who is this? | according to Christ Jesus: And the multitude said, This that ye may with one mind, is Jesus the Prophet of Naza- and one mouth, glorify God, reth of Galilee. And Jesus even the Father of our Lord went into the temple of God, Jesus Christ. Wherefore reand wst out all them that ceive ye one another, as vid and bought in the tem- Christ also received us, to the pitsid overthrew the tables glory of God. Now I say, in the inner-changers, and that Jesus Christ was a mini

Nats of them that sold ster of the circumcision for

the truth of God, to confirm your heads; for your redempthe promises made unto the tion draweth nigh. And he fathers : And that the Gen- spake to them a parable, Betiles might glorify God for hold the fig-tree, and all the his mercy; as it is written, trees; when they now shoot For this cause I will confess forth, ye see and know of to thee among the Gentiles, your own selves that summer and sing unto thy Name. is now nigh at hand. So And again he saith, Rejoice, likewise ye, when ye see ye Gentiles, with his people. these things come to pass, And again, Praise the Lord, know ye that the Kingdom all ye Gentiles, and laud of God is nigh at hand. Vehim, all ye people. And rily I say unto you, This geagain, Esaias saith, There neration shall not pass away, shall be a root of Jesse, and till all be fulfilled : heaven he that shall rise to reign and earth shall pass away; over the Gentiles, in him but my words shall not pass shall the Gentiles trust. Now away. the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, The third Sunday in Advent. that ye may abound in hope,

The Collect.

Jesu ,

send thy messenger to preThe Gospel. St. Luke xxi. 25.

pare thy way before thee; A

ND there shall be signs Grant that the ministers and moon, and in the stars; and may likewise so prepare and upon the earth distress of na- make ready thy way, by turntions, with perplexity, the ing the hearts of the disobesea and the waves roaring; dient to the wisdom of the men's hearts failing them for just, that at thy second comfear, and for looking after ing to judge the world we those things which are com- may be found an acceptable ing on the earth: for the people in thy sight, who powers of heaven shall be livest and reignest with the shaken. And then shall they Father and the Holy Spirit, see the Son of Man coming ever one God, world without in a cloud, with power and end. Amen. great glory. And when these The Epistle. i Cor. iv. 1.

ET a man so account of then look up,

us, as of the ministers of

through the power of the one thy first coming didst

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Christ, and stewards of the ye out into the wilderness mysteries of God. Moreover, to see? a reed shaken with it is required in stewards, the wind? But what went that a man be found faithful. ye out for to see? a man But with me it is a very small clothed in soft raiment? bething that I should be judged hold, they that wear soft of you, or of man's judgement: clothing are in kings' houses. yea, I judge not mine own But what went ye out for to self. For I know nothing by see? a prophet? yea, I

say myself, yet am I not hereby unto you, and more than a justified; but he that judgeth prophet. For this is he of me is the Lord. Therefore whom it is written, Behold, judge nothing before the I send my messenger before time, until the Lord come, thy face, which shall prepare who both will bring to light thy way before thee. the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest The fourth Sunday in Advent. the counsels of the hearts;

The Collect. and then shall every man O

Lord, raise up (we pray have praise of God.

thee) thy power, and The Gospel. St. Matth. xi. 2. come among us, and with

OW when John had great might succour us; that

heard in the prison the whereas, through our sins works of Christ, he sent two and wickedness, we are sore of his disciples, and said unto let and hindered in running him, Art thou he that should the race that is set before us, come, or do we look for thy bountiful grace and meranother? Jesus answered and cy may speedily help and said unto them, Go and shew deliver us; through the satisJohn again those things which faction of thy Son our Lord, ye do hear and see : The to whom with thee and the blind receive their sight, and Holy Ghost be honour and the lame walk, the lepers are glory, world without end. cleansed, and the deaf hear, Amen. the dead are raised up, and The Epistle. Phil. iv. 4.

RELOLAE ima tihe Lardhetpreached to them: And blessed is he whosoever shall not joice. Let your moderation be offended in me. And as be known unto all men. The they departed, Jesus began Lord is at hand. Be careful to say unto the multitudes for nothing : but in every concerning John, What went thing, by prayer and suppli

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THohn,' when the Jews

cation with thanksgiving, | latchet I am not worthy to let your requests be made unloose. These things were known unto God. And the done in Bethabara beyond peace of God, which pass- Jordan, where John was bapeth all understanding, shall | tizing. keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

The Nativity of our Lord, or The Gospel. St. John i. 19.

the Birth-day of CHRIST,

commonly called ChristmasHIS is the record of

day. John when the Jews

The Collect. sent Priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who ALMIGHTY God, who

hast given us thy onlyart thou? And he confessed, begotten Son to take our naand denied not; but confess- ture upon him, and as at this ed, I am not the Christ. And time to be born of a pure they asked him, What then? | Virgin; Grant that we being Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not.

regenerate, and made thy

Art thou children by adoption and that Prophet? And he an- grace, may daily be renewed swered, No. Then said they by thy Holy Spirit; through unto him, Who art thou ? the same

our Lord Jesus that we may give an answer Christ, whoʻliveth and reignto them that sent us. Whateth with thee and the same sayest thou of thyself? He Spirit

, ever one God, world said, I am the voice of one without end. Amen. crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the

The Epistle. Hebrews i. 1. Lord, as said the prophet GOD

Who af sundry times were sent were of the Phari- spake in time past unto the sees. And they asked him, fathers by the prophets, hath and said unto him, Why in these last days spoken baptizest thou then, if thou unto us by his Son, whom he be not that Christ, nor Elias, hath appointed heir of all neither that Prophet?. John things, by whom also he answered them, saying, I made the worlds ; who being baptize with water: but there the brightness of his glory, standeth one among you, and the express image of his whom ye know not : He'it is person, and upholding all who coming after me is pre- things by the word of his ferred before me, whose shoe's power, when he had by him

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