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The Sunday next before Easter.

THE COLLECT.

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who of thy tender love toward mankind, hast sent thy Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ, to take upon him our flesh and to suffer death upon the cross, that all mankind should follow the example of his great humility; mercifully grant, that we may both follow the example of his patience, and also be made partakers of his resurrection, through the same Jesus Christ Lord. Amen.

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Good Friday.

THE COLLECTS.

ALMIGHTY 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. And this we beg in the name of our Mediator; through whom ascribe unto thee all honour and glory, now and ever. Amen.

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ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of the church is governed and sanctified; receive our supplications and prayers, which we offer before thee for all estates of men in thy holy church, that every member of the same, in his vocation and ministry, may truly and faithfully serve thee, through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

O MERCIFUL God, who hast made all men, and hatest nothing that thou hast made, nor wouldst the death of a sinner, but

rather that he should be converted, and live; have mercy upon all unbelievers and heathen, and take from them all ignorance, hardness of heart, and contempt of thy word; and so fetch them home, blessed Lord, to thy flock, that they may be saved among the remnant of the true Israelites, and be made one fold under one shepherd, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

THE GOSPEL.

John, xix. 137.

PILATE therefore took Jesus, &c.- They shall look on him whom they pierced.

THE EPISTLE.

Heb. x. 1 25.

THE law, having a shadow, &c. ―as ye see the day approaching.

Easter Day. THE COLLECT.

the gates of everlasting life; grant that we thy servants, having this hope, may purify ourselves even as he is pure; and by continually mortifying our corrupt affections, may pass the grave and gate of death, to our joyful resurrection; which we ask as disciples of him, who died, and was buried, and rose again for us, thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

OMERCIFUL God, by whose power thy Son Jesus Christ hath overcome death, and opened unto us

THE GOSPEL.

John, xx. 1 10.

THE first day of the week, &c. unto their

own home.

THE EPISTLE.

Col. iii. 1

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IF ye then be risen with Christ, &c. but Christ

is all and in all.

The First Sunday after Easter.

THE COLLECT.

ALMIGHTY Father, who hast given thine only Son to die for our sins, and to rise again for our justifi

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The Third Sunday after Easter.

THE COLLECT.

ALMIGHTY God, who showest to those who are in error, the light of thy truth, to the intent that they may return into the way of righteousness; grant unto all those who are admitted into the fellowship of Christ's religion, that they may avoid those things that are contrary to their profession, and follow all such things

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The Fifth Sunday after Easter.

THE COLLECT.

O LORD, from whom all good things do come; grant to us thy humble servants, that by thy holy inspiration we may think those things that be good, and by thy merciful guiding may perform the same, through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

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The Ascension Day.

THE COLLECT.

GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that like as we do believe thy only begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ to have ascended into the heavens, so we may also in heart and mind thither ascend, and with him continually dwell, who liveth to make intercession for us, at the right hand of God, for ever and ever. Amen.

THE GOSPEL.

Mark, xvi. 14. 20.

JESUS appeared unto the eleven, &c.

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firming the word with signs following.

FOR THE EPISTLE.

Acts, i. 1

- 11.

THE former treatise have I made, &c. in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

The Sunday after Ascension Day.

THE COLLECT.

O GOD, the King of glory, who hast exalted thine only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph unto thy kingdom in heaven; we beseech thee

leave us not comfortless ; but send to us thine holy Spirit to comfort us, and exalt us unto the same place whither our Saviour Christ is gone before, who liveth to make intercession for us at the right hand of God for ever and ever. Amen.

THE GOSPEL.

John, xv. 26

- xvi. 4.

WHEN the Comforter

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