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vourable to thy people, Who turn to thee in weeping, fasting, and praying. For thou art a merciful God, Full of compassion, Long-suffering, and of great pity. Thou sparest when we deserve punishment, And in thy wrath thinkest upon mercy. Spare thy people, good Lord, spare them, And let not thine heritage be brought to confusion. Hear us, O Lord, for thy mercy is great, And after the multitude of thy mercies look upon us; Through the merits and mediation of thy blessed Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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have mercy and to forgive; Receive our humble petitions; and though we be tied and bound with the chain of our sins, yet let the pitifulness of thy great mercy loose us; for the honour of Jesus Christ, our Mediator and Advocate. Amen.
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The LORD THE LORD bless us, and keep us.
make his face to shine upon us, and be gracious unto us. The LORD lift up his countenance upon us, and give us peace, both now and evermore. Amen.
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COLLECTS, EPISTLES, AND GOSPELS, TO BE USED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.
I The Collect, Epistle, and Gospel, appointed for the Sunday,
shan serve all the Week after, where it is not in this Book otherwise ordered. The Collect appointed for any Sunday or other Feast may be used
at the Evening Service of the day before..
The First Sunday in Advent.
The Collect. LMIGHTY God, give us grace that we way upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which thy 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 the dead, we may rise to the life immortal, through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, now and ever. Amen.
T This Collect is to be repeated every day, with the other Collects in
Advent, unto Christmas-day.
The Epistle. Rom. xiii. 8. O o
WE no man any thing, but to love one an. filled the law. For this, Thou 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 commandment, it is briefly comprehended in
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chis saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neigh tour as thyself. Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling a the law. And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
The Gospel. St. Matt. xxi. 1. HEN they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and 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 daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal 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 him thereon. And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way. And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest. And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was
moved, saying, Who is this? And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee. And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, and said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.
Scriptures to be written for our learning; Grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and in wardly digest them, that by patience and comfort of ihy holy Word, we may embrace, and ever hold fast, the blessed hope of everlasting life, which thou hast given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
The Epistle. Rom, xv. 4.
time 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 likeminded one toward 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,
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mulk and sing unto thy name. And again he saith,
Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people. And temo: again, Praise the Lord, all ye Ĝentiles; and Id and laud him, all ye people. And again, Esaias table saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he
that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in
The Gospel. St. Luke xxi. 25.
earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the holi
sea and the waves roaring; men's hearts failming
ing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the
powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then Tore
shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. And he spake to them a parable; Be
hold the fig tree, and all the trees; when they afore
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, tiil all be fulfilled., Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my
words shall not pass away. Dory The Third Sunday in Advent.
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