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Ephes. vi. 10-20.
upon every remembrance of you, &c. - unto the glory and praise of God.
MY brethren, be strong in the Lord, &c. may speak boldly, as Iought to speak.
The Twentyfourth Sunday
THE COLLECT. The Twentythird Sunday after Whitsunday.
O GOD, our refuge and THE COLLECT.
strength, who art the au
thor of all godliness; be LORD, we beseech thee ready, we beseech thee, to
hear the devout prayers of to keep thy household the church in continual godli- thy church; and grant that ness; that through thy
ask protection it may be free faithfully, we may obtain from all adversities, and effectually, through Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen. devoutly given to serve thee in good works, to the glory of thy name, through THE GOSPEL. Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Matt. xxii. 15-22.
I THANK my God
The Twentyfifth Sunday The Twentysixth Sunday
after Whitsunday. after Whitsunday.
O LORD, we beseech O LORD, we beseech thee, absolve thy people thee to encourage the from their offences; that hearts of thy faithful peothrough thy bountiful good- ple, that they, always reness we may all be deliver- lying on thy power, and ed from the bands of those trusting in thy grace, may sins which by our frailty we bring forth plenteously the have committed, and be fruit of good works, and brought into the glorious of thee be plenteously reliberty of the children of warded, both in the world God. Grant this, O heav which now is, and that enly Father, for thine infi
which is to come, through nite mercy's sake in Jesus Jesus Christ our Lord. Christ our Saviour. Amen.
John, x. 22
AND it was at JerusaWHILE Jesus spake
lem the feast of the de
&c. these things unto John's dication,
pluck disciples, behold, &c.
them out of my Father's went abroad into all that land.
FOR THE EPISTLE.
Jer. xxiii. 5 .8.
BEHOLD, the days
dwell in their own land. WE give thanks to God and the Father, &c. If there be any more Sunhath translated us into the
days before Advent Sunkingdom of his dear Son.
day, the Service of some
of those Sundays which were omitted after the Epiphany, shall be used. And if there be fewer, the overplus may be omitted;
provided that this last Collect, Gospel, and Epistle, shall always be read upon the Sunday next before Advent.
SELECTIONS FROM SAINTS' DAYS.
Saint Stephen's Day.
Matt. xxiii. 34 - 39.
BEHOLD I send unto THE COLLECT.
you prophets, &c. GRANT, O Lord, that Blessed is he that cometh in all our sufferings here in the name of the Lord. upon earth, for the testimony of thy truth, we may
FOR THE EPISTLE. steadfastly look up to hea
Acts, vii. 55 - 60. ven, and by faith behold the glory that shall be re STEPHEN, being full vealed; and being filled of the Holy Ghost, looked with the Holy Ghost, may up steadfastly into heaven, learn to love and bless our
&c. - - And when he had persecutors, by the example said this, he fell asleep. of the first martyr, Saint Stephen, who cried for his murderers to thee, O
The Innocents' Day. blessed Jesus, who standest at the right hand of God, December 28, to succour all those who
THE COLLECT. suffer for thee, our only Mediator and Advocate. O ALMIGHTY God, Amen.
who out of the mouths of
babes and sucklings hast the preaching of the blessed ordained
strength, and Apostle Saint Paul, hast madest infants to glorify caused the light of the thee by their deaths; Gospel to shine throughout mortify and kill all vices in the world; grant, we be us, and so strengthen us seech thee, that we, having by thy grace, that by the his wonderful conversion innocency of our lives, and in remembrance, may constancy of our faith even show forth our thankfulness unto death, we may glorify unto thee for the same, by thy holy name, through following the holy doctrine Jesus Christ our Lord. which he taught, through Amen.
Jesus Christ our Lord.
Matt. xix. 27 30. THE angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a
PETER answered, and dream, saying, Arise, &c. would not be comfort
said unto Jesus, Behold,
we have forsaken all, &c. ed, because they are not.
and the last shall be
FOR THE EPISTLE.
Acts, ix. 1
22. Lamb stood on the mount Sion, &c.— they are AND Saul, yet breathing without fault before the
out threatenings and slaughthrone of God.
ter, &c. —proving that this is very Christ.
whose providence thy ser All Saints' Day. vant John Baptist was
November 1. wonderfully born, and sent to prepare the way of thy THE COLLECT. Son, our Saviour, by O ALMIGHTY God, preaching repentance; who hast knit together make us so to follow his
thine elect, in one commudoctrine and holy life, that
nion and fellowship, in the we may truly repent ac
mystical body of thy Son cording to his preaching ; Christ our Lord; grant us and, after his example, grace so to follow thy blessconstantly speak the truth, ed Saints in all virtuous boldly rebuke vice, and pa
and godly living, that we tiently suffer for the truth's
may come to those unsake; through Jesus Christ speakable joys, which thou our Lord. Amen.
hast prepared for those who unfeignedly love thee,
through Jesus Christ our THE GOSPEL.
our Lord. Amen.
Luke, i. 57 - 80.
Matt. v. 1 12. NOW Elizabeth's full time came, &c.
JESUS seeing the mulin the deserts, till the day of titudes, went his showing unto Israel.
into a so per
which were before you. FOR THE EPISTLE.
FOR THE EPISTLE.
Rev. vii. 2 12.
AND I saw another fort ye my people, saith angel ascending from the
be unto our shall
God for ever and ever. gently lead those that are
your God. &c.
END OF THE COLLECTS, GOSPELS AND EPISTLES.