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presence. Save them from all | length the whole of thy dis
error, ignorance, pride, and pre-persed sheep, being gathered judice ; and of thy great mercy into one fold, shall become vouchsafe, we beseech thee, so partakers of everlasting life, to direct, sanctify, and govern through the merits and death of us in our present work, by the Jesus Christ Saviour. mighty power of the Holy Amen. Ghost, that the comfortable During the period of the session of any GenGospel of Christ may be truly
eral or Diocesan Convention, the above Prayer
may be used by all Congregations of this preached, truly received, and Church, or of the Diocese concerned; the
clause, truly followed, in all places, to
here assembled in thy name and
presence," being changed to "nów assembled the breaking down the kingdom in thy name and presence;" and the clause,
govern us in our present work," to "govern of sin, Satan, and death; till at them in their present work."
God for her safe deliverance.
1 For Fair Weather.
THANKSGIVINGS. The Thanksgiving of Women after Child birtbicho thy unworthy servants, and to shall have desired to return Thanks to Almighty the glory of thy holy name, 0 ALMIGHTY God, we
through thy mercies in Jesus give thee humble thanks, for
Christ our Lord. Amen. that thou hast been graciously pleased to preserve, through O LORD God, who hast justly the great pain and peril of child-humbled us by thy late visitabirth, this woman, thy servant, tion of us with immoderate rain who desireth now to offer her and waters, and in thy mercy praises and thanksgivings unto hast relieved and comforted our thee. Grant, we beseech thee, souls by this seasonable and most merciful Father, that she, blessed change of weather; we through thy help, may both praise and glorify thy holy faithfully live and walk accord-name, for this thy mercy, and ing to thy will in this life pre- will always declare thy loving sent, and also may be partaker kindness from generation to of everlasting glory in the life generation through JESUS to come, through Jesus Christ CHRIST our Lord. Amen. our Lord. Amen,
O MOST merciful Father, O GOD, our heavenly Father, who of thy gracious goodness who by thy gracious providence hast heard the devout prayers dost cause the former and the of thy Church, and turned our latter rain to descend upon the dearth and scarcity into plenty ; earth, that it may bring forth we give thee humble thanks for fruit for the use of man; we give this thy special bounty ; bethee humble thanks that it hath seeching thee to continue thy pleased thee, in our great neces. loving kindness unto us, that sity, to send us at the last, a joy- our land may yield us her fruits ful rain upon thine inheritance, of increase, to thy glory and and to refresh it when it was our comfort, through Jesus dry, to the great comfort of us Christ our Lord. Amen.
1 For Peace, and Deliverance from our Enemies. 1 in the midst of judgment re
O ALMIGHTY God, who membering mercy, hast redeemart a strong tower of defence ed our souls from the jaws of unto thy servants against the death; we offer unto thy faface of their enemies; we yield therly goodness ourselves, our thee praise and thanksgiving, souls and bodies, which thou for‘our deliverance from those hast delivered, to be a living great and apparent dangers sacrifice unto thee; always wherewith we were compassed; praising and magnifying thy we acknowledge it thy good- mercies in the midst of thy ness that we were not delivered Church, through Jesus Christ over as a prey unto them ; be our Lord. Amen. seeching thee still to continue
For a Recovery from Sickness. such thy mercies towards us, that all the world may know life, of health, and of safety ;
O GOD, who art the giver of that thou art our Saviour and mighty Deliverer, through JE- hast been pleased to deliver
we bless thy name, that thou sus Christ our Lord. Amen.
from his bodily sickness this 1 For Restoring Public Peace at Home. thy servant, who now desireth O ETERNAL God, our hea- to return thanks unto thee, in venly Father, who alone makest the presence of all thy people. men to be of one mind in a Gracious art thou, O LORD, and house, and stillest the outrage full of compassion to the childof a violent and unruly people ; ren of men. May his heart be we bless thy holy name, that it duly impressed with a sense of hath pleased thee to appease the thy merciful goodness, and may seditious tumults which have he devote the residue of his been lately raised up amongst days to an humble, holy, and us; most humbly beseeching obedient walking before thee, thee to grant to all of us grace,
through JESUS CHRIST that we may henceforth obedi- Lord. Amen. ently walk in thy holy commandments; and, leading a quiet and peaceable life in all mercy is over all thy works ;
MOST gracious LORD, whose godliness and honesty, may we praise thy holy name that continually offer unto thee our thou hast been pleased to consacrifice of praise and thanks- duct in safety, through the giving for these thy mercies perils of the great deep, this
through Jesus thy servant, who now desireth Christ our Lord. Amen.
to return his thanks unto thee, For Deliverance from great Sickness and
in thy holy Church : May he be
duly sensible of thy merciful O LORD God, who hast providence towards him, and wounded us for our sins, and ever express his thankfulness consumed us for our transgres- by a holy trust in thee, and sions, by thy late heavy and obedience to thy laws, through dreadful visitation; and now, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For a safe Return from Sea.
COLLECTS, EPISTLES, AND GOSPELS,
TO BE USED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.
THE FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT. spent, the day is at hand ; let The Collect.
us therefore cast off the works ALMIGHTY God, give us
of darkness, and let us put on
the armour of light. grace that we may cast away walk honestly, as in the day ; the works of darkness, and put not in rioting and drunkenness, upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, not in chambering and wantonin which thy Son Jesus Christ ness, not in strife and envying, came to visit us in great humi- But put ye on the Lord JESUS
Christ, and make not provision lity; that in the last day, when
for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the thereof. quick and dead, we may rise to The Gospel. St. Matt. xxi. 1. the life immortal, through him WHEN they drew nigh unto who liveth and reigneth with Jerusalem, and were come to thee and the Holy Ghost, now Bethphage, unto the mount of and ever. Amen.
Olives, then sent Jesus two This Collect is to be repeated every day disciples, saying unto them, with the other Collects in Advent, until Go into the village over against Christmas-day.
you, and straightway ye shall The Epistle. Rom. xịji. 8.
find an ass tied, and a colt with OWE no man any thing, but her : loose them, and bring to love one another; for he them unto me. that loveth another hath ful- man say aught unto you, ye filled the law. For this, Thou shall say, The Lord hath need shalt not commit adultery, of them; and straightway he Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt will send them. All this was not steal, Thou shalt not bear done, that it might be fulfilled false witness, Thou shalt not which was spoken by the covet; and if there be any other prophet, saying, Tell ye the commandment, it is briefly com-daughter of Sion, Behold, thy prehended in this saying, name- King cometh unto thee, meek, ly, Thou shalt love thy neigh- and sitting upon an ass, and a bour as thyself. Love worketh colt the foal of an ass. And no ill to his neighbour; there- the disciples went, and did as fore love is the fulfilling of the Jesus commanded them; and law. And that, knowing the brought the ass and the colt, time, that now it is high time to and put on them their clothes, awake out of sleep; for now is and they sat him thereon. And our salvation nearer than when a very great multitude spread we believed. The night is far their garments in the way;
And if any
others cut down branches from have hope. Now the God of the trees, and strawed them in patience and consolation grant the way. And the multitudes you to be like-minded one tothat went before, and that fol- wards another, according to lowed, cried, saying, Hosanna CHRIST JESUS: that ye may to the Son of David : blessed with one mind and one mouth is he that cometh in the name glorify God, even the Father of the LORD; Hosanna in the of our Lord JESUS CHRIST. highest. And when he was Wherefore receive ye one ancome into Jerusalem, all the other, as Christ also received city was moved, saying, Who us, to the glory of God. Now is this? And the multitude said, I say, that Jesus CHRIST was This is Jesus the Prophet of a minister of the circumcision, Nazareth of Galilee. And Jesus for the truth of God, to conwent into the temple of God, firm the promises made unto and cast out all them that sold the fathers : and that the Genand bought in the temple, and tiles might glorify God for his overthrew the tables of the mercy; as it is written, For money-changers, and the seats this cause I will confess to thee of them that sold doves, and among the Gentiles, and sing said unto them, It is written, unto thy name: and again he My house shall be called the saith, Rejoice ye Gentiles, with house of prayer; but ye have his people: and again, Praise made it a den of thieves. the LORD, all ye Gentiles; and
laud him, all ye people. And again Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that
shall rise to reign over the The Collect.
Gentiles, in him shall the GenBLESSED LORD, who hast tiles trust. Now the God of caused all holy Scriptures to be hope fill you with all joy and written for our learning; grant peace in believing, that ye may that we may in such wise hear abound in hope, through the them, read, mark, learn, and power of the Holy Ghost. inwardly digest them, that by The Gospel. St. Luke xxi. 25. patience, and comfort of thy holy Word, we may embrace, AND there shall be signs in and ever hold fast the blessed the sun, and in the moon, and hope of everlasting life, which in the stars; and upon the earth thou hast given us in our distress of nations, with perSaviour JESUS CHRIST. Amen. plexity ; the sea and the waves The Epistle. Rom. xv. 4.
roaring; men's hearts failing
them for fear, and for looking WHATSOEVER things after those things which are were written aforetime, were coming on the earth ; for the written for our learning ; that powers of heaven shall be we, through patience, and com-shaken. And then shall they fort of the Scriptures, might see the Son of man coming
in a cloud with power and be found faithful. But with me great glory. And when these it is a very small thing, that I things begin to come to pass, should be judged of you, or of then look up, and lift up your man's judgment : yea, I judge heads; for your redemption not mine own self. For I know draweth nigh. And he spake nothing by myself, yet am I to them a parable, Behold the not hereby justified; but he fig-tree, and all the trees; when that judgeth me is the LORD. they now shoot forth,ye see and Therefore judge nothing before know of your own selves, that the time, until the LORD come, summer is now nigh at hand. who both will bring to light So likewise ye, when ye see the hidden things of darkness, these things come to pass, know and will make manifest the ye that the kingdom of God is counsels of the hearts : and nigh at hand. Verily I say unto then shall every man have you, This generation shall not praise of God. pass away till all be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass
The Gospel. St. Matt. xi. 2. away ; but my word shall not NOW when John had heard pass away.
in the prison the works of
Christ, he sent two of his disTHE THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT. ciples, and said unto him, Art
thou he that should come, or do The Collect.
we look for another ? JESUS anO LORD JESUS Christ, swered and said unto them, Go, who at thy first coming didst and show. John again those send thy messenger to prepare things which ye do hear and thy way before thee; grant see : the blind receive their that the Ministers and Stew- sight, and the lame walk, the ards of thy mysteries may like- lepers are cleansed, and the wise so prepare and make ready deaf hear, the dead are raised thy way, by turning the hearts up, and the poor have the Gosof the disobedient to the wis- pel preached to them: and dom of the just, that, at thy blessed is he whosoever shall second coming to judge the not be offended in me. And world, we may be found an as they departed, Jesus began acceptable people in thy sight, to say unto the multitudes conwho livest and reignest with the cerning John, What went ye Father and the Holy Spirit, out into the wilderness to see? ever one God, world without A reed shaken with the wind ? end. Amen.
But what went ye out for to see?
A man clothed in soft raiment? The Epistle. 1 Cor. iv. 1.
Behold, they that wear soft LET a man so account of clothing åre in king's houses. us,as of the Ministers of Christ, But what wentye out for to see? and Stewards of the mysteries A prophet ? yea, I say unto of God. Moreover, it is re- you, and more than a prophet. quired in stewards, that a man For this is he of whom it is