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of everlasting life, which to judge the world, we may thou hast given us in our
be found an acceptable Saviour Jesus
Christ. people in thy sight. And Amen.
this we beg in the name of
Jesus Christ, through whom THE GOSPEL. we ascribe unto thee all
honour and glory, now and Luke, xxi. 25 33.
ever. Amen. AND there shall be signs
THE GOSPEL. in the sun, &c. but my words shall not pass Matt. xi. 2
NOW when John had heard, &c.
prepare thy way before thee.
THE COLLECT. The Fourth Sunday in Ad
vent. O GOD, the Father of Jesus Christ our Lord, who
THE COLLECT. at his first coming didst send a messenger to pre
O LORD, raise up, we pare his way before him ;
before him; pray thee, thy power, and grant that the ministers of
come among us, and with thy word, may likewise so great might succour us; prepare and make ready that whereas, through our his way, by turning the sins and wickedness, we hearts of the disobedient to are hindered in running the wisdom of the just the race which is set bethat at his second coming fore us, thy bountiful grace
REJOICE in the Lord alway, &c.— the God of peace shall be with you.
The Sunday after Christ
Christmas Day. SOURCE of all light
and truth, who didst send
thy Son Jesus Christ into ALMIGHTY God, who the world, that the world hast given us thine only be- through him might be savgotten Son to take our na ed, grant, we beseech thee, ture upon him, and as at that the light of his docthis time to be born of a trine and life may shine invirgin ; grant that we being to our hearts and dispel regenerate, and made thy our darkness, and direct children by adoption and our steps, and lead us at grace, may daily be renew last to the unspeakable gloed by thy holy Spirit
. And ries and felicities of thy this we beg in the name of heavenly kingdom; which Jesus Christ, through whom we beg in the name of our we ascribe unto thee all Saviour, ascribing to thee honour and glory, now and everlasting praises. Amen. ever. Amen.
O GOD, the unfailing source of light and mercy, The Epiphany, or
the who hast brought us to the Manifestation of Christ beginning of this year, and to the Gentiles. art sparing us to love thee, and to keep thy command- THE COLLECT. ments; give us, we beseech thee, a solemn sense of the O GOD, who by the importance of time, and of leading of a star didst mandiligence in improving the ifest thy only begotten Son talents thou hast placed in to the Gentiles; mercifully our hands; and enable us
grant, that we who know so faithfully to discharge thee now by faith, may afour duty in this life, that ter this life have the fruiwhen we shall appear be- tion of thy glorious Godfore thee at thy great tribu- head, through Jesus Christ nal, we may be found wor
our Lord. Amen. thy of that eternal kingdom
THE COLLECT. The First Sunday after the Epiphany.
ALMIGHTY and most
merciful God, we beseech THE COLLECT. thee to grant us thy grace,
that in all the relations of O LORD, we beseech
life we may do justly, and thee mercifully to receive love mercy, and walk humthe prayers of thy people bly before thee; so that at who call upon thee; and last we may be received to grant that they may both the society of the just made perceive and know what perfect in thy heavenly things they ought to do, and kingdom, through Jesus also may
and Christ our Lord. Amen. power faithfully to fulfil the same, through Jesus Christ THE GOSPEL. our Lord. Amen.
John, ii. 1 — ll.
AND the third day there
his disciples believed on NOW his parents went
THE EPISTLE. The Fourth Sunday after
the Epiphany Rom. xii. 6 16.
THE COLLECT. HAVING then gifts, &c. condescend to O GOD, who knowest men of low estate.
us to be set in the midst of so many and great dan
gers, that, by reason of the The Third Sunday after frailty of our nature, we the Epiphany.
cannot always stand up
right; grant to us such THE COLLECT. strength and protection, as OTHOU most holy and
may support us in all dan
gers, and carry us through perfect God, teach us to
all temptations, through love one another with pure Jesus Christ
our Lord. hearts fervently ; to exer- Amen. cise forbearance and forgiveness toward our ene- THE GOSPEL. mies; to recompense to no
Matt. viii. 23 34. man evil for evil; and to be merciful, as thou, Father in
AND when he was enheaven, art merciful. Grant tered into a ship, &c. this, we humbly beseech he would departout of thee, in the name of Jesus their coasts. Christ our Lord. Amen.
Rom. xiii. 1 -7.
LET every soul be subdown, &c. was healed ject, &c. honour to in the self same hour.