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The second Sunday in Advent. waves roaring; men's hearts
The Colleå.

failing them for fear, and for ed all holy Scriptures to be are coming on the earth for written for our learning: Grant the powers of heaven tha'l be that we may in such wire hear thaken. And then thall they sce them, read, mark, learn, and the Son of man coming in a inwardly digeft them, that by cloud with power and great glopatience and comfort of thy holy ry. And when these things beWord, we may embrace, and gin to come to pass, then look ever hold faft the bielled hope of up, and lift up your heads, før everlasting life, which thou haft your redemption draweth nigh. given us in our Saviour Jesus And he spake to them a parable; Christ. Amen.

Behold the fig tree, and all the The Epifle. Rom. 15.4.

trees; when they now fhoot 17 HATSOEVER things were

forth, ye fee and know of your written aforetime were nigh at hand: fo likewise ye,

own felves that fummer is now written for our learning, that when ye see thefo things coine we through patience and com: fort of the scriptures might have com of God is nigh at hand.

to pats, know ye that the king. _*, hope. Now the God of patience

and confolation grant you to be Verily I say unto you, This gej like minded one towards, ano: all be fulfilled: heaven and earth

neration thall not pass away, till ther, according to Christ Jesus; thall pass away; but my words that ye may with one mind and shall not

pass away. one mouth glorify God, even

the Father of our Lord Je. s fus Chrift. Wherefore receive

The third Sunday in Advent.

The Colled. ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God. O LORD Jefu Chrift, who at 2 minitter of the circumcifion, thy messenger to prepare thy for the truth of God, to confirin way before thee; Grane that the the promises made unto the Ministers and Stewards of thy fathers: And that the Gentiles myfteries, may like wife fo premight glorify God for his mer pare and make ready thy way, cy; as it is written, For this by turning the hearts of the

dit! cause I will confels to thee obedient to the wisdom of the among the Gentiles, and sing to judge the world, we may be

juft; that at thy second coming faith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with found an acceptable people in his people;

And again, Praise thy fight, who livert and reign.it the Lord, all ye Gentiles, and with the Father, and the Holy laud him all ye people. And Spirit, ever one God, world again Efaias faith, 'There thall without end. Amen. be a root of Jeffe, and he that

The Epiftle. I Cor. 4. 1. tall rise to reign over the Gen. L

ET a nan fo account of us, tiles, in him thall the Gentiles

as of the minifters of Chrift, truft. Now

the God of hope kii and itewards of he mysteries of you with all joy and peace in

God. Moreover it is required believing, that ye may abound in stewards that a man be found in hope, through the power of faithful. But with me it is a the Holy Ghoft,

very small thing, that I thould

be judged of you, or of man's The Gospel. S. Luke 21. 25.. judgement : yea, I judge not A

the fun, and in the moon, thing by myself: yet am I not and in the fars; and upon the hcrcby justified; but he that earth diftress of nations, with judgeth me is the Lord. Thereperplexity; the tea and the fore judge nothing before the

time,

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The fourth Sunday in Advent, and Christmas-day. time, until the Lord come, who unto all men. The Lord is a both will bring to light the hid: hand. Be careful for nothing den things of darkness, and will but in every thing, by praye make manifest the counfels of and supplication wish thanki the hearts: and then shall every giving let your requetis be mad man have praise of God.

Known unto God. And the peac The Gospel. S. Matth. 11. 2. of God which palleth all under N in the prison the works of and minds

through Enrin Jelus Christ, he ferit iwo of his diici The Gospel. S. Jonn i. 19, ples, and said unto him, Art This is the record of John thou he that thould come, or do

T we look for anotlier? Jesus an- and Levites from Jerusalem to swered and said unto them, Goalk him, who art thou? An and shew John again thote things he confessed, and denied not which ye do hear and see: The but confessed, I am not this blind receive their fight, and the Chrift. And they asked him lame walk, the lepers are cleanf: What then! art' thou Elias ed, and the deaf hear, the dead and he faith, I am note Art thot are raised up, and the poor have that Prophet? And he answered the gospel preached to them: No. Then said they unto him, And blessed is he whosoever Who art thou? that we may shall not be offended in me. And give an aniwer to then that as they departed Jesus began to fent us: what fayeft thou ol fay unto the multitudes con- thyself. He said, I am the voice cerning John, What went ye out o: one crying in the wilderness into the wilderness to fee! A Mike ftraight the way of the reed thaken with the wind? But Lord, as said the prophét Efaias what went ye out for to see! A And they which were rent were man clothes in soft ruiment? Be- of the Pharisees. And lisey asked hold, they that wear soft clorh. him, and faid unto him, why ing are in kings' houses. But bapiizelt thou then, if thou be what went ye out for to see! A not that Chrift, nor Elias, nei prophet :- yea, I say unto you, ther that Propher? John an and more ilian a prophet. For swered them, laying, 1 baptize this is he of whom it is written, with water; but there ftandech Belold, I send my ineflenger be one among you, whom ye know fore thy face, which ihall pre- not: He it is, wiro, coming at pare thy way before thee.

ter me, is preferred before me;

whose shoes' latchet I am not The fourth Sunday in Advent. worthy to unloose. These things The Collect.

were done in Bethabara, beyond O

LORD, raise up (we pray Jordan, where John was baptiz

thee) thy power, and come ing. among us, and with great might fuccour us; that whereasthrough The Nativity of our Lord, or the our fins and wickednets, we are birth day of CHRIST, cummonly fore let and hindered in running called Christmas-day. the race that is set before us,

The Collea. thy bountiful grace and meeley

, A given us thy only begotten through the satisfaction of thy Son to take our naiure upon him Son our Lord; to whom with and as at this time to be born thee and the Holy Ghost be ho of a pure Virgin; grant that we nour and glory, world without being regenerate, and made thy end. Amen.

children by adoption and grace, The Episile. Phil. 4. 4. may daily be renewed by thy

and again I say, Rejoice. our Lord Jesus Christ, who Let your moderation be known liveth and reigneth with the

,

and

nd the fame Spirit, ever one any thing made that was made. God, world without end. Amen. In him was life, and the life was

The Epiftle. Heb. 1. I. the light of men. And the Gand

and in divers manners the darkness comprehended it pake in time paft unto the fa. not. There was a man sent from hers by the prophets, hath in God whose name was John : The hele last days spoken unto us fame came for a witnets, to bear by his Son, whom he hath ap. witness of the liglit, that all men peánted heir of all things, by through him might believe. He whom also he made the worlds; was not that light, but was sent Who being the brightness of to bear witnels of that light. his glory, and the express image That was the true light which of his person, and upholding 211 lighteth every man that cometh things by the word of his pow. into the world. He was in the er, when he had by himself world, and the world was made purged our fins, sat down on the by him, and the world knew him right hand of the Majefty on not. He came un

his own, high: being made so much bet. and his own received him not. ter than the angels, as he hath But as many as reccived him, by inheritance obtained a more to them gave he power to beexcellent name than they: For come the sons of God, even to into which of the angels said them that believe on his name: te at any time, Thou art my which were born, not of blood, Son, this day have I begotten nor of the will of the feth, nor thee! And again, I will be to of the will of man, but of God. Hiro a Father, and' he shall be to And the word was made feth,

and me a lon? And again, when dwelt among us (and we beheld he bringeth in the firftbegotten his glory, the glory, as of the into the werld, he faith, and let only begotten of the Father) full all the aogels of God worship of grace and truth. * him. And of the angels he faith, Who maketh his angels fpirits,

Saint Stephen's Day. and his minifters a flame of fire.

The Colled. But un:o the son he faith, Thu Gaur Fifferings 'here upon throne, O God, is for ever and ever ; a sceptre of righteousness earth, for the teflimony of thy is the sceptre of thy kingdom. truth, we may fted faftly look up Thou hait loved righteousness, to heaven, and by faith behold and bated iniquity, therefore the glory that shall be revealed; God, even thy God, Kath

anoint and being filled with the Holy ed thee with the oil of gladness Ghoft, may learn to love and above thy fellows. And, Thou, bless our perfecutors by the ex- Lord, in the beginning haft laid ample of thy first Martyr Saint the foundation of the earth; Stephen, who prayed for his and the heavens are the works murderers to thee, Oblessed of thine hands. They shall perish; Jesus, who ftandeth at the right but thou remainest and they hand of God to succour all those al thall wax old a3 doth a gar: that suffer for thee, our only Me. ment; and as a vetture thalt diator and Advocate. Amen. thou told them up, and they thall i Then

shall follow the Collect be changed; but thou art the of the Nativity, which shall Same, and thy years thall not fail. be said continually unto New

The Gospel. S. John 1: 1: rear's Eve.
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, up same was in the beginning with faftly into heaven, and saw the God: All things were made hy glory of God, and Jefus ftanding him; and without him was not on the right hand of God, and

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and the Word was God, the STEPHEN being full of the

said, Behold, 1 see the heavens The Epifile. I S. John 1. 1. opened, and the Son of inan HAT which was from the ftanding on the right hand of T God.

Then they cried out with heard, which we have seen with a loud voice, and flopped their our eyes, which we have lookeo ears, and ran upon him with one upon, and our hands have hand accord, and caft him out of the led of the word of life: (for the city, and Aoned him and the wit. life was manifefted, and we have nefies laid down their clothes at ieen it, and bear witness, and a young man's feet whose naine thew unto you that eternal life was Saul. And they ftoned Ste. which was with the Father, and phen, calling upon God, and say- was manifefted unto us;) that ing, Lord Jesus receive my Spirit. which we have seen and beard And he knceled down, and cried declare we unto you, that ye with a loud voice, Lord, lay not also may have fellow hip with this fin to their charge. And when us; and truly our fellowshit he had said this, he fell asleep. is with th Father, and with

The Gospel. S. Matth. 23. 3-4; his Son Jesus Christ. And thefe
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SEHOLD, I send unto you pro- things write we unto you, that

phets, and wife men, and your joy may be full. This then scribes; and some of them ye is the message which we have thall kill and crucify; and lorne heard of him, and declare unt of them ye shall scourge in your you, That God is light, and in synagogues, and persecute them him is no darkness at all. If we from city to city that upon say that we have fellowthip with you may come all the righteous him, and walk in darkness, we blood thed upon the earth, from lie, and do not the truth: but the blood of righteous Abel un- if we walk in the light, 26 he to the blood of Zacharias, son of is in the light, we have fellowBarachias, whom ye few be- fhip one with another, and the tween the temple and the altar. blood of Jesus Christ his Son Verily I say unto you, All these cleanseth us from all fin. If we things shall come upon this ge- say that we have no fin, we de. neration. o Jerusalem, Jeru. ceive ourselves, and the truth is falemn, thou that killeft the pro- not in us. If we confefs our fins, phets, and stoneft them which he is faithful and juft to forgive are sent unto thee; how often us our fins, and to cleanse u would I have gathered thy chil-, from all unrighteousness. If we dren together, even as a hen gao say that we have not finned, we thereth her chickens under her make him a liar, and his word is wings, and ye would no: ! Be

not in us. hold, your house is left unto you defolate. For I say unto you, Ye

The Gospel. S. John 21. 19. thall not see me henceforth, till

Tren Peter turning cometh in the name of the Lord. about feeth the disciple whom

Jesus loved following; which Saint John the Evangelist's Day. also leaned on his breast at sup: The Collect.

per, and faid, Lord, which is he ERCIFUL Lord, we beseech that betrayech thee? Peter ree beams of light upon thy' Church, and what shall this man do? Je. that it being enlightened by fus faith unto him, If I will that the doctrine of thy blefled Apoté he tarry till I come, what is tle and Evangelift Saint John, that to thee? Follow thou me, may so walk in the light of thy Then went this saying abroad truth, that it may at length at among the brethren, That that tain to the light of everlafting difciple should not die: yet Je. fe, through Jesus Christ our fus fàid not unto him, He thall Amen. Dot die; but, If I will that he

tarry

ye thall say, Blessed is he that Jemo. S faid unto

Peter, Follow

Lord,

The Innocents' Day. The Sunday after Chriftmas-day. arry till I come, what is that to the young child and his mo. hee? This is the disciple which ther, and fee into Egypt, and eftifieth of these things, and be thou there until I bring thee Tote these things, and we know word: for Herod will seek the hat bis teftimony is true. And young child to deftroy him. Here are atio many orher things When he arose, he took the which Jefus did, 'the which if young child and his mother by hey shou'd he written every one, night, and departed into Egypt, I suppołe that even the world it. and was there until the death felt could not contain the books of Herod : that it might be fulthat lould be written.

filled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,

Our of Egypt have I called my The Innocents' Day.

Son. Then Herod when he saw The Collec.

that he was mocked of the wife ALMIGHTY God, who out men, was exceeding wroth, and sucklings naft ordained strength, , dren that were in Bethlehem, and madett infants to glorify and in all the coafts thereof, from thee by their deaths; Morti ý two years old and under, accord. and kill all vices in us, and so ing to the time which he had trengthen us by thy grace, that diligently enquired of the wife by the innocency of

our lives, men. Then was fulfilled that and constancy of our faith even which was spoken by Jeremy the unto death, we may glorify thy prophet, saying, In Rama was hoy name, through Jesus Christ there a voice heard, lamentation, our Lord. Amen.

and weeping, and great mourn For the Epifle. Rev. 14. 1.

ing, Rachel weeping for her chil. LOOKED, and, lo, a Lamb dren, and would not be comfort. with him an hundred forty and fourthoufand, having his father's The Sunday after Christmas-day. name written in their foreheads.

The Collea. And I heard a voice from heaven,

ALMIGHTY God, who haft as the voice of a great thunder : given us thy only and I heard the voice of harpers Son to take our nature upon harping with their harps; and him, and as at this time to be they sung as it were a new song born of a pure Virgin; Grant helore the throne, and betore the that we being regenerate, and four beafts, and the elders : and made thy children by adoption no man could learn that long and grace, may daily be renew. but the hundred and forty and ed by thy Holy Spirit, through four thousand, which were re

the same our Lord Jesus Chrift, deemned from the earth. These who liveth and reigneth with are they which were not defil- thee and the same Spirit, ever one ed with women, for they are God, world without end. Amen. virgins: these are they which The Epiftle. Gal. 4. 1. ne goeth: there were redeemed N long as he is a child diffrom among men, being the fereth nothing from a fervant, firhfrults unto God, and to the though he be Lord of all; but lamb. And in their mouth was is under tutors and governors found no guile; for they are until the time appointed of the without fault before the throne father. Even so wg, when we

were children, were in bondThe Gospel. S. Matth. 2. 13. age under the elements of the The angel of the Lord "åp world:

but when the fulness of peareth to Joseph in a the time was come, God sent dream, saying, Arise, and take forth his Son, made of a woman,

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