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in his glorious Majesty to judge jard straightway he will send them. both the quick and dead, we may All this was done, that it might be rise to the life immortal, through fulfilled which was spoken by the him who liveth and reigneth with prophet, saying, Tell ye the danghthee and the Holy Ghost, now and ter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh Amen.
unto thee, meek, and sitting upon 5 This Collect is to be repeated every an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.
Day wi.h the other Collecis in Advent, And the disciples went, anul did until Christmas-day.
as Jesus commanded them; and The Epistle. Rom. xiii. 8. brought the ass and the colt, and 0 WE no man any thing, but to put on them their clothes, and they
love one another; for he that sat him thereon. And a very great loveth another hath fulfilled the multitude spread their garments in jaw. For this, Thou shalt not the way; others cut down branches commit adultery, Thou shalt not from the trees, and strawed them kill, 'Thou shalt not steal, Thou in the way. And the multitudes shalt not bear false witness, Thou that went before, and that followshait not covet; and if there be any ed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the other commandment, it is briefly Son of Davi: : blessed is he that comprehended in this saying, name- cometh in the name of the Lord; ly, 'l'hou shall love thy neighbour Hosanna in the highest. And when as thyself. Love worketh no ill to he was come into Jerusalem, all the his neighbour; therefore love is the city was moved, saying, Who is fulfilling of the law. And that, this? And the multitude said, This knowing the time, that now it is is Jesus the Prophet of Nazareth ot high time to awake out of sleep; Galilee. And Jesus went into the for now is our salvation nearer than temple of God, and cast out all them when we believed. The night is that sold and bought in the temple, far spent, the day is at hand; let and overthrew the tables of the us therefore cast off the works of money-changers, and the seats of darkness, and let us put on the then that sold doves, and said unto armour of light. Let us walk ho-them, It is written, My house shall nestly, as in the day; not in rioting|be called the house of prayer; but and drunkenness, not in chamber- ye have made it a den of thieves. ing and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the The second Sunday in Advent. Lord Jesus Christ, and make not
The Collect. purovision for the flesh, to fulfil the BLESSED Lord, who hast caus.
ed all holy Scriptures to be The Gospel. St. Matt. xxi. 1. written for our learning; grant that
, Jerusalem, and were come read, mark, learn, and in wardly dito Bethphage, unto the mount of gest them, that by patience, and Olives, then sent Jesus two disci-comfort of thy holy Word, we may ples, saying into them, Go into the embrace, and ever hold fast thie village over against you, and straight-blessed hope of everlasting life, way ye shall find an ass tied, and a which thou hast given us in our colt with her: loose them, and Sayiour Jesus Christ. Amen. bring them unto me. And if any The Epistle. Rom4.
shal! say, The Lord hath need of them. I WHATSOEVER things were
written aforetime, were writ
The third Sunday in Advent.
ten for our learning; that we, through know of your own selves, that sum• patience, and comfort of the Scrip-mer is now nigh at hand. So liketures, might have hope. Now the wise ye, when ye see these things God of patience and consolation come to pass, know ye that the kinggrant you to be like minded one dom of God is nigh at hand. Vetowards another, according to Christ rily I say unto you, This generation Jesus: That ye may with one shall not pass away till all be ful mind and one mouth glorify God, filled. Heaven and earth shall pass even the Father of our Lord Jesus away; but my words shall not pass Christ. Wherefore receive ye one away. another, as Christ also received us, to the glory of God. Now I say, that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision, for the truth of Lord Jesus Christ, who at thy God, to confirm the promises made] first coming didst send thy mesunto the fathers: And that the senger to prepare thy way before Gentiles might glorify God for his thee; grant that the Ministers and mercy; as it is written, For this Stewards of thy mysteries may likecause I will confess to thee among wise so prepare and make ready the Gentiles, and sing unto thy thy way, by turning the hearts of name: And again he saith, Rejoice the disobedient to the wisdom of the ye Gentiles, with his people: "And just, that, at thy second coming to again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gen-judge the world, we may be found tiles; and laud him, all ye people. an acceptable people in thy sight, And again Esaias saith, There shall who livest and reignest with the be a root of Jesse, and he that shall Father and the Holy Spirit,ever une rise to reign over the Gentiles, in God, world without end. Amen. him shall the Gentiles trust. Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye of the Ministers of Christ, and may abound in hope, through the Stewards of the mysteries of God. power of the Holy Ghost. Moreover, it is required in stewards, The Gospel. St. Luke xxi. 25. that a man be found faithful. But AND there shall be signs in the with me it is a very small thing, that sun, and in the moon, and in the I should be judged of you, or of man's stars; and upon the earth distress judgment: yea, I judge not mine of nations, with perplexity; the sea own self. For I know nothing by and the waves roaring; men's myself, yet am I not hereby justihearts failing them for fear, and for fied; but he that judgeth me is the looking after those things which are Lord. Therefore judge nothing coming on the earth; for the pow-before the time,until the Lord come, ers of heaven shall be shaken. And who both will bring to light the hid then shall they see the Son of man den things of darkness, and will coming in a cloud with power and make manifest the counsels of the great glory, And when these things hearts: and then shall every man begin to come to pass, then look up, have praise of God. and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. And he spake to them a parable, Behold Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, the fig-tree, and all the trees; when he sent two of his disciples, and said they now shoot forth, ye see and unto him, Art thou he that should
The Epistle. 1 Cor. iv, 1.
The Gospel, St. Matt. xi. 2.
come, or do we look for another? understanding, shall keep your Jesus answered and said unto them, hearts and minds through Christ Go, and show John again those Jesus. things which ye do hear and see: The blind receive their sight, and THIS is the record of John when the lame walk, the lepers are cleans
The Gospel. St. John i. 19,
the Jews sent Priests and Leed, and the deaf hear, the dead are vites from Jerusalem to ask him, raised up, and the poor have the Who art thou? And he confessed, gospel preached to them: And and denied not; but confessed, I am blessed is he whosoever shall not be not the Christ. And they asked offended in me. And as they de- him, What then? Art thou Elias? parted, Jesus began to say unto the And he saith, I am not. Art thou multitudes concerning John, What that Prophet? And he answered, went ye out into the wilderness to No. Then said they unto him, Who see? A reed shaken with the wind? art thou? that we may give an anBut what went ye out for to see?swer to them that sent us: What A man clothed in soft raiment? Be- sayest thou of thyself? He said, I hold, they that wear soft clothing am the voice of one crying in the are in kings' houses. But what wilderness, Make straight the way went ye out for to see? A prophet? of the Lord, as said the prophet yea, I say unto you, and more than Esaias. And they which were sent a prophet. For this is he of whom were of the Pharisees. And they it is written, Behold, I send my asked him, and said unto him, Why messenger before thy face, which baptizest thou then, if thou be not shall prepare thy way before thee.
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that Christ, nor Elias, neither that Prophet? John answered them, saying, I baptize with water; but there standeth one among you, whom ye Lord, raise up, we pray thee, know not; he it is, who, coming thy power, and come among us, after me, is preferred before me, and with great might succour us; whose shoes latchet I am not worthy that whereas, through our sins and to unloose. These things were done wickedness, we are sore let and hin-in Bethabara, beyond Jordan, where dered in running the race that is set John was baptizing.
before us, thy bountiful grace and
mercy may speedily help and deliver The Nativity of our Lord, or the
us, through the satisfaction of thy Son our Lord: to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be honour and
Birth-day of Christ, commonly called Christmas-day.
ALMIGHTY God, who hast giv. en us thy only begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and
glory, world without end. Amen. The Epistle. Phil. iv. 4. REJOICE in the Lord alway; and as at this time to be born of a pure
again I say, Rejoice. Let your Virgin; grant that we, being remoderation be known unto all men. generate and made thy children by The Lord is at hand. Be careful adoption and grace, may daily be for nothing; but in every thing by renewed by thy holy Spirit, through prayer and supplication, with the same our Lord Jesus Christ, thanksgiving, let your requests be who liveth and reigneth with thee made known unto God. And the and the same Spirit, ever one God, peace of God, which passeth all world without end. Amen.
The Epistle. Heb. i. 1. GOD, who, at sundry times, and
things were made by him; and with
out him was not any thing made,
in divers manners, spake in that was made. In him was life, time past unto the fathers by the and the life was the light of men. prophets, hath in these last days And the light shineth in darkness, spoken unto us by his Son, whom and the darkness comprehended it he hath appointed heir of all things, not. There was a man sent from by whom also he made the worlds; God, whose name was John: The who, being the brightness of his same came for a witness, to bear glory, and the express image of his witness of the light, that all men person, and upholding all things by through him might believe. He was the word of his power, when he had not that light, but was sent to bear by himself purged our sins, sat down witness of that light. That was the on the right hand of the Majesty on true light, which lighteth every high; being made so much better man that cometh into the world. than the angels, as he hath by in-He was in the world, and the world heritance obtained a more excellent was made by him, and the world name than they. For unto which knew him not. He came unto his of the angels said he at any time, own, and his own received him not. Thou art my Son, this day have I But as many as received him, to begotten thee? And again, I will be them gave he power to become the to him a Father, and he shall be to sons of God, even to them that beme a Son? And again, when he lieve on his name: Which were bringeth in the first-begotten into born, not of blood, nor of the will or the world, he saith, And let all the the flesh, nor of the will of man, angels of God worship him. And but of God. And the Word was of the angels he saith, Who maketa made flesh, and dwelt anong us, his angels spirits, and his ministers (and we beheld his glory, the glory a flame of fire. But unto the Son as of the only begotten of the Fa he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ther) full of grace and truth. ever and ever; a sceptre of right
eousness is the sceptre of thy king-The Sunday after Christmas-day. dom. Thou hast loved righteousThe Collect. ness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us thy only begotten Son thee with the oil of gladness above to take our nature upon him, and thy fellows. And, Thou, Lord, in as at this time to be born of a pure the beginning hast laid the founda-Virgin; grant that we, being regention of the earth; and the heavens erate and made thy children by are the works of thine hands: they adoption and grace, may daily be shall perish, but thou remainest; and renewed by thy holy Spirit, through. they all shall wax old as doth a gar-the same our Lord Jesus Christ, ment; and as a vesture shalt thou who liveth and reigneth with thee fold them up, and they shall be and the same Spirit, ever one God, changed; but thou art the same, world without end. Amen. and thy years shall not fail.
The Gospel St. John i. 1. IN the beginning was the Word,
The Epistle. Gal. iv. 1. OW I say, that the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth noth and the Word was with God, and ing from a servant, though he be the Word was God. The same was lord of all; but is under tutors and in the beginning with God. All governors, until the time appointed
some Good hath sent forth BLESSED is the man to whom
of the father. Even so we, when cised, and obedient to the law for we were children, were in bondage man; grant us the true circumcision under the elements of the world; of the Spirit, that, our hearts and but when the fulness of the time all our members being mortified was come, God sent forth his Son, from all worldly and carnal lusts, made of a woman, made under the we may in all things obey thy blesslaw, to redeem them that were un-ed will, through the same thy Son der the law, that we might receive Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. the adoption of sons. And, because The Epistle. Rom. iv. 8. the Spiritof his Son into your , the Lord , crying, Abba, Father. Wherefore Cometh this blessedness then upon thou art no more a servant, but a the circumcision only, or upon the son; and if a son, then an heir of uncircumcision also ? For we say, God, through Christ.
that faith was reckoned to Abraham The Gospel. St. Matt. i. 18. for righteousness. How was it then this wise: When as his mother cision or in uncircumcision ? Not in
of was . Mary was espoused to Joseph, be- circumcision, but in uncircumcision. fore they came together, she was And he received the sign of circumfound with child of the Holy Ghost. cision, a seal of the righteousness of Then Joseph her husband, being a the futh which he hal, yet being just man, and not willing to make uncircumcised; that he might be her a public example, was minded the father of all them that believe, to put her away privily. But while though they benot circumcised; that he thought on these things, behold, righteousness might be imputed the angel of the Lord appeared unto unto them also: Ånd the father of him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou circumcision to them who are not son of David, fear not to take into of the circumcision only, but also thee Mary thy wife ; for that which walk in the steps of that faith of our 18 conceived in her is of the Holy father Abraham, which he had, heGhost : And she shall bring forth aing yet uncircumcised. For the Son, and thou shalt call his name Je-promise, that he should be the heir suis; for he shall save his people fiom of the world, was not to Abraham, their sins. Now all this was done, or to his seed, through the law, but that it might be fulfilled which was through the righteousness of faith. spoken of the Lord by the prophet, For if they which are of the law be saying, Behold, a Virgin shall be with heirs, faith is made void, and the child, and shall bring forth a Son, and promise made of none effect. they shall call his name Emmanuel, The Gospel. St. Luke ii. 15. which being interpreted, is, Gol with us. Then Joseph being raised AND it came to pass, as the an
gels were gone away from them fromsleep did as the angel of the Lord into heaven, the shepherds said one haul bidden him, and took unto him to another, Let us now goeven un! nis wife ; and knew her not till she Bethlehem,and see this
thing which hal brought forth her first-born Son; is come to pass, which the Lon! and be called his name Jesus. hath made known unto us. And The Circumcision of Christ. they came with haste, and found The Collect.
Mary and Joseph, and the babe ly.