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THE

COLLECTS, EPISTLES, AND GOSPELS

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. ness, Thou shalt not covet; and The Collect.

if there be any other commandALMIGHTY God, give us ment

, it is briefly comprehended grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and shalt love thy neighbour as thyput upon us the armour of light, self. Love worketh no ill to his now in the time of this mortal neighbour; therefore love is the life, in which thy Son Jesus fulfilling of the law. And that, Christ came to visit us in great knowing the time, that now it is humility; that in the last day, high time to awake out of sleep: when he shall come again in his for now is our salvation nearer glorious Majesty to judge both than when we believed. The the quick and dead, we may rise night is far spent, the day is at to the life immortal, through him hand; let us therefore cast off who liveth and reigneth with the works of darkness, and let us thee and the Holy Ghost, now put on the armour of light. Let and ever. Amen.

us walk honestly as in the day; This Collect is to be repeated every day,

not in rioting and drunkenness, with the other Collects in Advent, until

not in chambering and wanton

ness, not in strife and envying. The Epistle. Rom. xiii. 8. But put ye on the Lord Jesus OW

WE no man any thing, but Christ, and make not provision

to love one another : for he for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts that loveth another hath fulfilled thereof. the law. For this, Thou shalt The Gospel. St. Matth. xxi. 1. not commit adultery, Thou shalt

WH

HEN they drew nigh not kill, Thou shalt not steal, unto Jerusalem, and were Thou shalt not bear false wit- come to Bethphage, unto the

Christmas Eve.

mount of Olives, then sent Jesus sold and bought in the temple; two disciples, saying unto them, and overthrew the tables of the Go into the village over against money-changers, and the seats you, and straightway ye shall of them that sold doves; and find an ass tied, and a colt with said unto them, It is written, her : loose them, and bring them My house shall be called the unto me. And if any man say house of prayer; but ye have ought unto you, ye shall say, made it a den of thieves. The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send

The second Sunday in Advent. them. All this was done, that

The Collect. it might be fulfilled which was

PLESSED Lord, who hast spoken by the Prophet, saying,

D caused all holy Scriptures Tell ye the daughter of Sion,

to be written for our learning ; Behold, thy King cometh unto Grant that we may in such wise thee, meek, and sitting upon an

hear them, read, mark, learn, ass, and a colt the fole of an ass. and inwardly digest them, that And the disciples went, and did | by patience, and comfort of thy as Jesus commanded them; and holy Word, we may embrace, brought the ass, and the colt,

and ever hold fast the blessed and put on them their clothes, hope of everlasting life, which and they set him thereon. And | thou hast given us in our Savia very great multitude spread our Jesus Christ. Amen. their garments in the way ; 1 The Epistle. Rom. xv. 4. others cut down branches from | W HATSOEVER things the trees, and strawed them in were written aforetime, the way. And the multitudes were written for our learning ; that went before, and that fol- that we through patience, and lowed, cried, saying, Hosanna to | comfort of the Scriptures, might the Son of David; Blessed is he have hope. Now the God of pathat cometh in the Name of the tience and consolation grant you Lord; Hosanna in the highest. | to be like minded one towards And when he was come into Je | another, according to Christ Jerusalem all the city was moved, sus : that ye may with one mind, saying, Who is this ? And the and one mouth, glorify God, multitude said, This is Jesus the even the Father of our Lord Prophet of Nazareth of Galilee. Jesus Christ. Wherefore receive And Jesus went into the temple ye one another, as Christ also of God, and cast out all them that received us, to the glory of God.

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