« PreviousContinue »
most blessed Lord and Saviour. | led into the way of truth, and
A Collect or Prayer for all Conditions of men, to be used at such times when the Litany is not ap
pointed to be said.
This to be
A General Thanksgiving.
of ness all
all mercies, we thine un- Christ our Lord, to whom with worthy servants do give thee thee and the Holy Ghost be all most humble and hearty thanks honour and glory, world withfor all thy goodness and loving-out end. Amen. kindness to us, and to all men;
thee in holiness and righteous
This to be those who desire
said when any that have been
prayed for de.
sire to praise.
who by thy gracious proviGod Father now to offer up dence dost cause the former and their praises and the latter rain to descend upon return thanksgivings for the earth, that it may bring thy late mercies forth fruit for the use of man; vouchsafed unto them.] We bless thee for our that it hath pleased thee, in our We give thee humble thanks creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but last a joyful rain upon thine ingreat necessity, to send us at the above all, for thine inestimable heritance, and to refresh it when love in the redemption of the it was dry, to the great comfort world by our Lord Jesus Christ; of us thy unworthy servants, and for the means of grace, and for to the glory of thy holy Name; the hope of glory. And, we be- through thy mercies in Jesus seech thee, give us that due Christ our Lord. Amen. sense of all thy mercies, that our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful, and that we shew praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives; by giving up ourselves to thy service, and by walking before
For fair Weather.
Lord God, who hast justly us by thy plague of immoderate rain and waters, and in thy mercy hast relieved and comforted our souls
by this seasonable and blessed | thee to grant to all of us grace,
change of weather; We praise
Most merciful Father, who of thy gracious goodness hast heard the devout prayers of thy Church, and turned our dearth and scarcity into cheapness and plenty; We give thee humble thanks for this thy special bounty; beseeching thee
Lord God, who hast us for our sins, and consumed us for our transto continue thy loving-kindnessgressions, by thy late heavy and dreadful visitation; and now, in the midst of judgement remembering mercy, hast redeemed our souls from the jaws of death: We offer unto thy fatherly goodness ourselves, our souls and bodies thou hast delivered, to be a living sacrifice unto thee, always praising and magnifying thy mercies in the midst of thy Church; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Or this.
anto us, that our land may yield
that thou art our Saviour and
mighty Deliverer; through Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen.
men to be of one mind in a
For Deliverance from the Plague, or other common Sickness.
and health into our dwellings; We offer unto thy Divine Majesty the sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving, landing and magnifying thy glorious Name for such thy preservation and_providence over us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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.
The first Sunday in Advent.
ALMIGHTY God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal
life, in which Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious Majesty to judge both the quick and dead, we may rise to the life immortal, through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, now and ever. Amen.
This Collect is to be repeated every day, with the other Collects in Ad
vent, until Christmas-Eve.
The Epistle. Rom. xiii. 8.
wantonness, not in strife and en-
The Gospel. St. Matt. xxi. 1. WHEN they drew nigh unto and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples, saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her : loose them, and bring them unto me. And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them. All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Prophet, saying, Tell ye the
he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. For this, Thon shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other com
King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the fole of an ass. And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them; and brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set mandment, it is briefly compre-him thereon. And a very great hended in this saying, namely, multitude spread their garments Thou shalt love thy neighbour in the way; others cut down as thyself. Love worketh no ill branches from the trees, and to his neighbour; therefore love strawed them in the way. And is the fulfilling of the law. And the multitudes that went before, that, knowing the time, that and that followed, cried, saying, now it is high time to awake out Hosanna to the Son of David; of sleep: for now is our salvation Blessed is he that cometh in the nearer than when we believed. Name of the Lord; Hosanna in The night is far spent, the day the highest. And when he was is at hand; let us therefore cast come into Jerusalem all the city off the works of darkness, and was moved, saying, Who is this? let us put on the armour of light. And the multitude said, This is Let us walk honestly as in the Jesus the Prophet of Nazareth
day; not in rioting and drunk-of Galilee. And Jesus went into caness, not in chambering and the temple of God, and cast ent
all them that sold and bought in | ye people. And again, Esaias the temple; and overthrew the saith, There shall be a root of tables of the money-changers, Jesse, and he that shall rise to and the seats of them that sold reign over the Gentiles, in him doves; and said unto them, It is shall the Gentiles trust. Now the written, My house shall be call- God of hope fill you with all joy ed the house of prayer; but ye and peace in believing, that ye have made it a den of thieves. may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost The Gospel. St. Luke xxi. 25 AND there shall be signs in
the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are com ing on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come
pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. And he spake to them a parable, Behold the figtree, and all the trees; when they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand. So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the Kingdom of God is nigh at hand. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled: heaven and earth shall pass away; but my words shall not pass away.
The second Sunday in Advent.
The Epistle. Rom. xv. 4. WHATSOEVER things were written aforetime, were written for our learning; that we through patience, and comfort of the Scriptures, might have hope. Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be like-minded one towards another, according to Christ Jesus: that ye may with one mind, and one mouth, glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Wherefore receive ye one 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 God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers: And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy Name. And again he saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people. And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles, and laud him, all
The third Sunday in Advent,
Lord Jesu Christ, who at thy first coming didst send thy messenger to prepare thy way before thee; Grant that the ministers and stewards of thy mysteries may likewise so pre pare and make ready thy way, by turning the hearts of the dis
obedient to the wisdom of the just, that at thy second coming to judge the world we may be found an acceptable people in thy sight, who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
The Epistle. 1 Cor. iv. 1. L ET a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover, it is required in stewards, that a man be found
faithful. But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man's judgement: yea, I judge not mine own self. For I know nothing by myself, yet am I not hereby justified; but he that judgeth me is the Lord. There fore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts; and then shall every man have praise of God.
a man clothed in soft raiment?
The fourth Sunday in Advent.
Lord, raise up (we pray
The Epistle. Phil. iv. 4.
let your requests be made
The Gospel. St. Matt. xi. 2. NOW when John had heard
in prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, and said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another? Jesus answer-ing, ed and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see: The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the Gospel preached to them: And blessed is he whosoever shall not be offended in me. And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? a reed shaken with the wind? But what went ye out for to see?
The Gospel. St. John i. 19.
when the Jews sent
and Levites from Jerusalem to