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From the Book of Common Praper.
MORNING PRAYER. (The Prayers of the Liturgy are mostly offered up in the name or through the mediation of Jesus Christ the Son of God.) Absolution. Through Jesus Christ our Lord.
. After the Lord's Prayer and Sentences. Glory be-to the Son ......
Apostles' Creed. And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord.
CREED OF ST. ATHANASIUS.
LITANY. O God the Son, Redeemer of the World, have mercy upon us miserable sinners. Son of God, we beseech thee to hear us.
Lamb of God that takest away the sins of the world ;
O Christ hear us.
Both now and ever vouchsafe to hear us, O Christ.
Graciously hear us, O Christ ; graciously hear us, O Lord Christ.
The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ-be with us all evermore.
General THANKSGIVING. But above all, for thine inestimable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ;.
COLLECT for the First Sunday in Advent. Now in the time of this mortal life, in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility ;.....
For the Third Sunday in Advent. O Lord Jesu Christ, who at thy first coming didst send thy messenger to prepare thy way before thee,...
For Christmas Day. Almighty God, who bast given us thy only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, ..
For the Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany, O God, whose blessed Son was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil, and make us the sons of God, and heirs of eternal life ; ...obowhere with thee O Father, and thee O Holy Ghost, he liveth and reigneth, ever one God, world without end.
For the Sunday next before Easter. Almighty and everlasting God, who of thy tender love towards mankind, hast sent thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ, to take upon him our flesh,...
'For St. John Baptist's Day. Almighty God, by whose providence thy servant John Baptist was wonderfully born, and sent to prepare the way
of thy Son our Saviour, by preaching of repentance; Make us so to follow his doctrine and holy life, that we may truly repent according to his preaching; and after his example, constantly speak the truth, boldly rebuke vice, and patiently suffer for the truth's sake through Jesus Christ
Nicene' Creed. O Lord the
only begotten Son Jesu Christ; O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. For thou only art holy, thou only art the Lord, thou only, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most high in the glory of God the Father.
Blessing. The peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord: And the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst you, and remain with you always.
CATECHISM. Secondly, in God the Son, wbu hath redeemed me, and all mankind.
from the Thirty-nine articles.
of the Word, or Son of God, which was made
The Son, which is the Word of the Father, begotten from everlasting of the Father, the
very and eternal God, and of one substance with the Father, took Man's nature in the womb of the blessed Virgin, of her substance; so that two whole and perfect Natures, that is to say, the Godhead and Manhood, were joined together in one Person, never to be divided, whereof is one Christ, very God, and very Man;......
Of Christ alone without Sin.
Christ in the truth of our Nature, was made like unto us in all things, sin only except ; from which he was clearly void, both in his flesh, and in his spirit. He came to be the Lamb without spot, who by sacrifice of himself once made, should take away the sins of the world : and sin, as Saint John saith, was not not in him....
From the Homilies.
HOMILY 3. Of the Salvation of all Mankind. (passim.)
HOMILY 12. Of the Nativity. (throughout.)
SUM AND CONTENT OF THE HOLY SCRIP
Last of all, by the books of the New Testament, we are taught, that Christ, which was promised and shadowed in the Old Testament, is sent of the Father, at such time as he had determined with himself; at such time, I say, as all wiokedness flourished. And that he was sent, not for any man's good works (for they all were sinners), but to the intent that he would truly shew the abundant riches of his grace, which he had promised.
Wherefore, good children, mark well this part of your Creed, that teacheth you both to know Christ, and by what means he did redeem you. For first, in the Creed, he is called, " the only Son," or only begotten Son, of God. Whereof it must needs follow, that he is very God by nature, born of God, the Father, before the foundation of the world' was laid. He is the everlasting wisdom and word of God, by the which God, the Father, made all things. That he is also very man, it is evidently expressed in these words: " I believe in Jesus Christ, which was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead,