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MY brethren, be strong in the Lord, &c.may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
The Twentythird Sunday after Whitsunday.
LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy household the church in continual godliness; that through thy protection it may be free from all adversities, and devoutly given to serve thee in good works, to the glory of thy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
PETER said unto Jesus, Lord, how oft, &c. every one his brother their trespasses.
Phil. i. 3 -11.
I THANK my God
and went their way.
Jude, 17 25.
BELOVED, remember ye the words, &c. dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.
of those Sundays which were omitted after the Epiphany, shall be used. And if there be fewer, the overplus may be omitted;
provided that this last Collect, Gospel, and Epistle, shall always be read upon the Sunday next before Advent.
SELECTIONS FROM SAINTS' DAYS.
Saint Stephen's Day.
GRANT, O Lord, that in all our sufferings here upon earth, for the testimony of thy truth, we may steadfastly look up to heaven, and by faith behold the glory that shall be revealed; and being filled with the Holy Ghost, may learn to love and bless our
persecutors, by the example of the first martyr, Saint Stephen, who cried for his murderers to thee, O blessed Jesus, who standest at the right hand of God, to succour all those who suffer for thee, our only Mediator and Advocate. Amen.
whose providence thy servant John Baptist was wonderfully born, and sent to prepare the way of thy Son, our Saviour, by preaching repentance;
make us so to follow his doctrine and holy life, that we may truly repent according to his preaching; and, after his example, constantly speak the truth, boldly rebuke vice, and patiently suffer for the truth's sake; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
All Saints' Day.
O ALMIGHTY God, who hast knit together thine elect, in one communion and fellowship, in the mystical body of thy Son Christ our Lord; grant us grace so to follow thy blessed Saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those unspeakable joys, which thou hast prepared for those who unfeignedly love thee, through Jesus Christ our our Lord. Amen.
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be unto our
AND I saw fort ye my people, saith angel ascending from the your God. &c. shall east, &c. gently lead those that are with young.
God for ever and ever. Amen.
END OF THE COLLECTS, GOSPELS AND EPISTLES.