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

if there be any other commandALMIGHTY God, give us ment, it is briefly comprehended A grace that we may cast a in this saying, namely, Thou way 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

| 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;

not in rioting and drunkenness, This Collect is to be repeated every day, with the other Collects in Advent, until

not in chambering and wantonChristmas Eve.

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

mount 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 fole 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 ents 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 money-changers, 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.

The second Sunday in Advent.

The Collect.

LESSED Lord, who hast caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning; Grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience, and comfort of thy holy Word, we may embrace, and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which thou hast given us in our Savi

our Jesus Christ. Amen.

The Epistle. Rom. xv. 4.

HATSOEVER things were written aforetime, 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 like minded one towards 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.

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