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reigneth with thee and the Ho-them; and straightway he will ly Ghost, now and ever. Amen. send them. All this was done, 1 This Collect is to be repeat- that it might be fulfilled which
ed every Day with the other was spoken by the prophet, Collects in Advent, until saying, Tell ye the daughter of Christmas-day.
Sion, Behold, thy King cometh The Epistle. Rom. xiii. 8.
unto thee, meek, and sitting
, , a to love one another for of an ass. And the disciples he that loveth another hath ful- went, and did as Jesus comfilled the law. For this, Thou manded them; and brought the shalt not commit adultery, them their clothes, and they sat
ass and the colt, and put on Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt no: bear him thereon. And a very great false witness, Thou shalt not
multitude spread their gar coret; and if there be any other ments in the way; others
cut commandment, it is briefly and strewed them in the way.
down branches from the trees, comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy And the multitudes that went worketh no ill to his neighbour: David' blessed is he that comneighbour as thyself. Love before, and that followed,cried,
saying, Hosanna to the Son of therefore love is the fulfilling of eth in the name of the Lord; the law. And that, knowing Hosanna in the highest. And the time, that now it is high when he was come into Jerusatime to awake out of sleep; for lem, all the city was moved, than when we believed. The saying, Who is this? And the
multitude said, This is Jesus hand; let us therefore cast off lilee. And Jesus went into the night is far spent, the day is at the Prophet of Nazareth of Gathe works of darkness, and
let temple of God, and cast out all us put on the armour of light. them that sold and bought in Let us walk honestly, as in the the temple, and overthrew the day; not in rioting and drunk, tables of the money-changers, enness, not in chambering and and the seats of them that
sold wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the doves, and said unto them, It is Lord Jesus Christ, and make ed the house of prayer ; but ye
written, My house shall be callnot provision for the flesh, to have made it a den of thieves. fulfil the lusts thereof. The Gospel. St. Matt. xxi. 1. THE SECOND SUNDAY W VHEN they drew nigh un- IN ADVENT. to Jerusalem, and were
The Collect. come to Betbphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus BLESSED Lord, who hast Go into the village over against to be written for our learning ; you, and straightway ye shall grant that we may in such wise find an ass tied, and a colt with hear them, read, mark, learn, her: loose them, and bring and inwardly digest them, that them unto me. And if any man by patience, and comfort of thy say aught unto you, ye shall holy Word, we may embrace say, The Lord hath need of and ever hold fast the blessed
with water; but there standeth this day have I begotten thee? one among you, whom ye know And again, I will be to him a not; he it is, who, coming after Father, and he shall be to me a me, is preferred before me, Son? And again, when he whose shoe's latchet I am not bringeth in the first-begotten inworthy to unloose. These to the world, he saith, And let things were done in Bethabara, all the angels of God worship beyond Jordan, where John him. And of the angels he saith, was baptizing.
Who maketh his angels spirits,
and his ministers a flame of fire. THE NATIVITY OF OUR But unto the Son he saith, Thy LORD, OR THE BIRTH- throne, O God, is for ever and DAY OF CHRIST, com- ever; a sceptre of righteousness monly called CHRIST- is the sceptre of thy kingdom. MAS-DAY,
Thou hast loved righteousness, The Collect.
and hated iniquity; therefore hast given
us thy only-be-ed thee with the oil of gladness gotten Son to take our nature above thy fellows. And, Thou, upon him, and as at this time to Lord, in the beginning hast laid be born of a pure Virgin ; grant the foundation of the earth; and that we, being regenerate and the heavens are the works of made thy children by adoption thine hands: they shall perish, and grace, may daily be renew
but thou remainest; and they od by thy holy Spirit, through all shall wax old as doth a garthe same our Lord Jesus Christ, ment; and as a vesture shalt thee and the same Spirit, ever shall be changed; but
thou art one God, world without end the same, and thy years shall Amen.
The Gospel. St. John i. 1. The Epistle. Heb.i. l.
N the beginning was the
Word, and th: Word was spake in time past unto the fa- with God, and the Word was thers by the prophets, hath in God. The same was in the bethese lest days spoken unto us ginning with God. All things by Son, whom he hath ap- were made by him; and withpointed heir of all things, by out him was not any thing whom also he made the worlds; (made, that was made. In him who, being the brightness of his was life, and the life was the glory, and thie express image of light of men. And the light shihis person, and upholding all neth in darkness, and the darkthings by the word of his power, ness comprehended it not. when he had by himself purged There was a man sent from our sins, sat down on the right God, whose name was John : hand of the Majesty on high; The same came for a witness, being made so much better to bear witness of the light, that than the angels, as he hath by all men through him might beinheritance obtained a more lieve. He was not that light, excellent name than they. For but was sent to bear witness of unto which of the angels said he that light. That was the true 30 any time, Thou art my Son, light, which lighteth every man
that cometh into the world. He tion of song. And, because yo was in the world, and the world are sons, God hath sent forth was made by him, and the world the Spirit of his Son into your knew him not. He came unto hearts, crying, Abba, Father. his own, and his own received Wherefore thou art no more a him not. But as many as re- servant, but a son; and if a son, ceived him, to them gave he then an heir of God, through power to become the sons of Christ. God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born,
The Gospel. St. Matt. j. 18. not of blood, nor of the will of The
birth of Jesus Christ but of God. And the Word as his mother Mary was espouswas made flesh, and dwelt ed to Joseph, before they came among us, (and we beheld bis together, she was found with glory, the glory as of the only
child of the Holy
Ghost. Then begotten of the Father,)
full of Joseph her husband, being a grace and truth.
just man, and not willing to
make her a public example, was THE SUNDAY AFTER minded to put her away priviCHRISTMAS-DAY. ly. But while he thought on
these things, behold, the angel The Collect.
of the Lord appeared unto him given us thy only-begot-tbou son of David, fear not to ten Son to take our nature up-take unto thee Mary thy wife; on him, and as at this time to be for that which is conceived in born of a pure Virgin ; grant ber is of the Holy Ghost : And that we, being regenerate and she shall bring forth a Son, and made thy children by adoption thou shalt call his name Jesus; and grace, may daily be renew - for he shall save his people ed by thy holy Spirit, through from their sing. Now all this the same our Lord Jesus Christ, was done, that it might be fulwho liveth and reigneth with filled which was spoken of the thee and the same Spirit, ever Lord by the prophet, saying, one God, world without end. Behold, a Virgin shall be with Amen.
child, and shall bring forth a The Epistle. Gal. iv. 1.
Son, and they shall call his long as he is a child, dif- interpreted, is, God with us. fereth nothing from a servant,
Then Joseph, being raised from though he be lord of all; but is sleep, did as the angel of the under tutors and governors, un
Lord had bidden him, and took til the time appointed of the fa- unto him his wife; and knew ther. Even so we, when we
her not till she had brought were children, were in bondage forth her first-born Son; and he under the elements of the called his name Jesus. world ; but when the fulness of the time was come, God sent
THE CIRCUMCISION OF forth higSon, made of a woman,
CHRIST. made under the law, to redeem
The Collect. that we might receive the adop
: A LIGHT Vlessed withoma
dest thy blessed Son to