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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.

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The first Sunday in Advent. ly, Thou shalt love thy neighbour The Collect.

as thyself. Love forketh no ill to A

LMIGHTY God, give us his neighbour; therefore love is

grace that we may cast away the fulfilling of the law. And that, the works of darkness, and put knowing the time, that now it is upon us the armour of light, now high time to awake out of sleep: in the time of this mortal life, in for now is our salvation nearer than which thy Son Jesus Christ came when we believed. The night is to visit us in great humility; that far spent, the day is at hand; let in the last day, when he shall come us therefore cast off the works of again in his glorious Majesty to darkness, and let us put on the judge both the quick and dead, armour of light. Let us walk howe may rise to the life immortal, nestly as in the day; not in rioting through him who liveth and reign- and drunkenness, not in chambereth with thee and the Holy Ghost, ing and wantonness, not in ftrife now and ever. Amen.

and envying. But put ye on the

Lord Jesus Christ, and make not This Collect is to be repeated every day, with the other Collects in Advent, until Christmas Eve. provision for the flesh, to fulfil the

The Epiftle. Rom. xii. 8. Justs thereof. OWE

WE no man any thing, but The Gospel. St. Matth. xxi. 1.

to love one another: for he HÈN they drew nigh unto that loveth another bath fulfilled

Jerusalem, and were come the law. For this, Thou shalt not to Bethphage, unto the mount of commit adultery, Thou shalt not Olives, then fent Jefus two discikill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou ples, saying unto them, Go into Ihalt not bear false witness, Thou the village over against you, and shalt not covet; and if there be any straightway ye shall find an ass tied, other commandment, it is briefly and a colt with her : loose them, comprehended in this saying, name- and bring them unto me. And

spread WH

if any man fay ought unto you, ye The second Sunday in Advent. shall say, The Lord hath need of

The Collect. them; and straightway he will send

BLESSED Lord, who haft them. All this was done, that it caused all holy Scriptures to inight be fulfilled which was spoken be written for our learning; Grant by the Prophet, saying, Tell ye that we mayin such wise hear them, the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy read, mark, learn, and inwardly King cometh unto thee, meek, and digest them, that by patience, and fitting upon an afs, and a colt the comfort of thy holy Word, we may fole of an ass. And the disciples embrace, and ever hold fast the went, and did as Jefus commanded blessed hope of everlasting life, them; and brought the ass, and which thou hast given us in our the colt, and put on them their Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. clothes, and they set him thereon. The Epistle. Rom. xv. 4. And a very great multitude spread HATSOEVER things their garments in the way; others were written aforetime, were cut down branches from the trees, written for our learning; that we and strawed them in the way. And through patience, and comfort of the multitudes that went before, the Scriptures, might have hope. and that followed, cried, saying, Now the God of patience and conHosanna to the son of David ; folation grant you to be like mindBlessed is he that cometh in the ed one towards another, according Name of the Lord; Hosanna in the to Christ Jefus : that ye may with highest. And when he was come one mind, and one mouth, glorify into Jerusalem all the city was God, even the Father of our Lord moved, saying, Who is this † And Jesus Christ. Wherefore receive the multitude faid, This is Jesus ye one another, as Christ also rethe Prophet of Nazareth of Gali- ceived us, to the glory of God. lee. And Jesus went into the tem- Now I say, that Jesus Christ was ple of God, and cast out all them a minister of the circumcision for that fold and bought in the tem- the truth of God, to confirm the ple; and overthrew the tables of promises made unto the fathers : the money-changers, and the feats And that the Gentiles might gloof them that fold doves; and said rify God for his mercy; as it is unto them, It is written, My house written, For this cause I will conshall be called the house of pray- fess to thee among the Gentiles, er; but ye have made it a den and fing unto thy Name. And of thieves.

again he faith, Rejoice, ye Gen

may abound in hope, through tle O Lord Jefu Chrift, who at thy

tiles, with his people. And again, shall not pass away, till all be fulPraise the Lord, all ye Gentiles, filled : heaven and earth shall pass and laud him, all ye people. And away; but my words shall not pass again, Efaias faith, There shall be away. a root of Jeffe, and he that lhall rise to reign over the Gentiles, in him shall the Gentiles trust. Now

The third Sunday in Advent. the God of hope fill you with all

The Collect. joy and peace in believing, that

first coming didst send thy power of the Holy Ghost. messenger to prepare thy way be

fore thee; Grant that the ministers The Gospel. St. Luke xxi. 25. and stewards of thy mysteries may AN

ND there shall be signs in the likewise fo prepare and make rea

fun, and in the moon, and in dy thy way, by turning the hearts the stars; and upon the earth dif- of the disobedient to the wisdom of tress of nations, with perplexity, the just, that at thy second coming the sea and the waves roaring; to judge the world we may be men's hearts failing them for fear, found an acceptable people in thy and for looking after those things fight, who livest and reignest with which are coming on the earth : the Father and the Holy Spirit, for the powers of heaven shall be ever one God, world without end. shaken. And then shall they see Amen. the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And

The Epistle. 1 Cor. iv. 1. when these things begin to come

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us, to pass, then look up, and lift up as of the ministers of Christ, your heads; for your redemption and stewards of the mysteries of draweth nigh. And he fpake to God. Moreover, it is required in them a parable, Behold the fig. stewards, that a man be found tree, and all the trees; when they faithful. But with me it is a very now shoot forth, ye fee and know small thing that I should be judged of your own felves that summer is of you, or of man's judgement now nigh at hand. So likewise ye, yea, I judge not mine own self, when ye fee these things come to For I know nothing by myself

, yet pass, know ye that the Kingdom am I not hereby justified; but he of God is nigh at hand. Verily that judgeth me is the Lord. I say unto you, This generation Therefore judge nothing before

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O Lord,

when

the time, until the Lord come, The fourth Sunday in Advent. who both will bring to light the

The Collect. hidden things of darkness, and will Lord, raise up (we pray thee) make manifest the counsels of the thy power, and come among hearts; and then shall every man us, and with great might fuccour have praise of God.

us; that whereas, through our fins

and wickedness, we are fore let The Gospel. St. Matth. xi. 2.

and hindered in running the race

, the prison the works of Christ, ful grace and mercy may speedily he fent two of his disciples, and help and deliver us; through the faid unto him, Art thou he that fatisfaction of thy Son our Lord, should come, or do we look for to whom with thee and the Holy another? Jesus answered and said Ghost be honour and glory, world unto them, Go and shew John again without end. Amen. those things which ye do hear and The Epistle. Phil. iv. 4. see: The blind receive their fight, REJ

EJOICE in the Lord alway, and the lame walk, the lepers are and again I say, Rejoice. Let cleansed, and the deaf hear, the your moderation be known unto dead are raised up, and the poor all men. The Lord is at hand. have the Gospel preached to them: Be careful for nothing but in And blessed is he whosoever (hall every thing, by prayer and supplinot be offended in me. . And as cation with thanksgiving, let your they departed, Jesus began to say requests be made known unto unto the multitudes concerning God. And the peace of God, John, What went ye out into the which passeth all understanding, wilderness to fee? a reed shaken shall keep your hearts and minds with the wind? But what went ye through Christ Jesus. out for to see ? a man clothed in foft raiment? behold, they that Thillen's the Jews fent Priests

The Gofpel. St. John i. 19. wear soft clothing are in kings' houses. But what went ye out and Levites from Jerusalem to ask for to see ? a prophet? yea, I say him, Who art thou? And he conunto you, and more than a pro- fessed, and denied not; but conphet. For this is he of whom it fessed, I am not the Christ. And is written, Behold, I send my mes- they asked him, What then? Art senger before thy face, which shall thou Elias? And he faith, I am not. prepare thy way before thee. Art thou that Prophet? And he

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