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shalt not steal, Thou shalt not the daughter of Sion, Behold bear false witness, Thou shalt thy King cometh unto thee, not covet; and if there be any meek, and sitting upon an ass, other commandment, it is and a colt the foal of an ass. briefly comprehended in this And the disciples went, and. saying, namely, Thou shalt did as Jesus commanded them; love thy neighbour as thyself. and brought the ass, and the Lore worketh no ill to his colt, and put on them their neighbour; therefore love is clothes, and they sat him therethe fulfilling of the law. And on. And a very great multithat, knowing the time, that|tude spread their garments in now it is high time to awake the way; others cut down out of sleep; for now is our branches from the trees, and salvation nearer than when strawed them in the way. And We believed. The night is far the multitudes that went bespent, the day is at hand ; let fore, and that followed, cried, us therefore cast off the works saying, Hosanna to the Son of darkness, and let us put onlof David : blessed is he that the armour of light. Let us cometh in the name of the walk honestly, as in the day ; Lord; Hosanna in the highest. not in rioting and drunkenness, And when he was come into not in chambering and wan-Jerusalem, all the city was tonness, not in strife and envy-moved, saying, Who is this? ing. But put ye on the Lord And the multitude said, This Jesus Christ, and make notis Jesus the Prophet of Naza. provision for the flesh, to ful-reth of Galilee. And Jesus fil the lusts thereof.
went into the temple of God, The Gospel, St. Matt. xxi. 1
and cast out all them that sold
and brought in the temple, and WHEN they drew nigh un-overthrew
the tables of the to Jerusalem and were money-changers, and the seats to come to Bethpage, unto the of them that sold doves, and mount of Olives, then sent Je-said unto them, It is written, sus two disciples, saying unto My house shax be called the them, Go into the village over house of prayer ; but ye have against you, and straightway made it a den of thieves. ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her : loose them. The Second Sunday in Advent. and bring them unto me. And
The Collect. if any man say ought unto you,
) LESSED Lord, who hast need of them; and straight.D caused all holy Scriptures way he will send them. All to be written for our learning; this was done, that it might be grant that we may in such fulfilled which was spoken by wise hear them, read, mark, the prophet, saying, Tell yellearn, and inwardly digest
them, that by patience, and lieving, that ye may abound comfort of thy holy Word, we in hope, through the power of may embrace, and ever hold the Holy Ghost. fast the blessed hope of ever. The Gospel. St. Luke xxi. 25. lasting life, which thou hast
us in our Saviour Jesus A in thereushallo designs Christ, Amen.
moon, and in the stars ; and The Epistle. Rom. xv. 4.
upon the earth distress of naWHAT
HATSOEVER things were tions, with perplexity ; the
written aforetime, were sea and the waves roaring ; written for our learning; that men's heart's failing them for we, through patience, and com- fear, and for looking after fort of the Scriptures, might those things which are coming have hope. Now the God of on the earth ; for the powers patience and consolation grant of heaven shall be shaken. you to be like minded one to- And then shall they see the wards another, according to Son of man coming in a cloud Christ Jesus : That ye may with power and great glory. with one mind and one mouth And when these things begin glorify God, even the Father to come to pass, then look up, of our Lord Jesus Christ. and lift up your heads ; for Wherefore receive ye one an- your redemption draweth nigh. other, as Christ also received And he spake to them, a paraus, to the glory of God. Now ble, behold the fig-tree, and I say, that Jesus Christ was a all the trees ; when they now minister of the circumcision, shoot forth, ye see and know for the truth of God, to con- your own selves, that sum. firm the promises made unto mer is now nigh at hand. So the fathers : And that the likewise ye, when ye see these Genuiles might glorify God for things come to pass, know çe his mercy; as it is written, that the kingdom of God is For this cause I will confess to nigh at hand. Verily I say thee among the Gentiles, and unto you, This generation shall sing unto thy name: And again not pass away till all be fulfil. he saith, Rejoice ye Gentiles, led. Heaven and earth shall with bis people: And again, pass away ; but my words shall Praise the Lord, all ye Gen-not pass away. tiles ; and laud hi'n, all
ye people. And again Esaias The Third Sunday in Advent. saith, There shall be a root of
The Collect. Jesse, and he that shall rise to reish over the Gentiles, in O LORD Jesus Christ who
shall trust. at thy first coming didst Now the God of hope fill you send thy messenger to prepare with all joy and peace in be. thy way before thee; grant
that the Ministers and Stew those things which ye do hear ards of thy mysteries may and see: The blind receive likewise so prepare and make their sight, and the lame walk, ready thy way, by turning the the lepers are cleansed, and hearts of the disobedient to the deaf hear, the dead are the wisdom of the just, that, raised up, and the poor have at thy second coming to judge the gospel preached to them : the world, we may be found And blessed is he whosoever an acceptable people in thy shall not be offended in me. sight, who livest and reignest And as they departed, Jesus with the Father and the holy began to say unto the multiSpirit, ever one God, world tudes concerning John, What without end. Amen. went ye out into the wilder
ness to see ? A reed shaken The Epistle. I Cor. iv. 1.
with the wind ? But what went ET a man so account of ye out for to see ? A man
us, as of the Ministers of clothed in soft raiment? BeChrist, and Stewards of the hold, they that wear soft clothmysteries of God. Moreover, ing are in kings houses. But it is required in stewards, that what went ye out for to see? a man be found faithful. But A prophet ? yea, I say unto with me it is a very small thing, you, and more than a prophet. that I should be judged of you For this is he of whom it is or of man's judgment : yea, I written, Behold, I send my judge not mine own self. For messenger before thy face, I know nothing by myself, yet which shall prepare thy way am I not hereby justified ; but before thee. he that judgeth me is the Lord Therefore judge nothing be- The Fourth Sunday in Advent. fore the time, until the Lord
The Collect. come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of dark-OLORD, raise
up, we pray , ,
thy the counsels of the hearts : come among us, and with and then shall every man have great might succour us; that praise of God.
whereas through our sins and
wickedness, we are sore let The Gospel, St. Matt. xi. 2.
and hindered in running the COW when John had heard race that is set before us, thy
of Christ, he sent two of his may speedily help and deliver disciples, and said unto him. us, through the satisfaction of Art thou he that should come, thy Son our Lord: to whom, or do we look for another ? with thee and the Holy Glost, Jesus answered and said unto be honour and glory, world them, Go, and show Jobn again without end. Amen.