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shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.

loose them, and bring them | doves; and said unto them, unto me. And if any man It is written, My house 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 garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in And the multi

The second Sunday in Advent.

The Collect.

BLESSED 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, an ever hold fast the blesse

hope of everlasting life, whic thou hast given us in o Saviour Jesus Christ. Ame

The Epistle. Rom. xv. 4 WHATSOEVER thi were written aforeti were written for our learni that we through patien and comfort of the Scriptu might have hope. Now God of patience and cons tion grant you to be i

the way. tudes 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 mov-minded one towards ano ed, 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

according to Christ J that ye may with one r and one mouth, glorify even the Father of our Jesus Christ. Wherefo ceive ye one anothe Christ also received us, Now glory of God.

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self purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him. And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire. But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever; a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom: Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands: they shall perish, but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; and as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed; but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.

Word, and the Word was
The Gospel. St. John i. 1.
N the beginning was the

with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehended it not. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that light, but was sent to bear witness of that light. That was the true light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his Name: which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only-begotten of the

Father) full of grace and truth.

Saint Stephen's Day.

The Collect. RANT, O Lord, that, in all our sufferings here upon earth for the testimony of thy truth, we may stedfastly look up to heaven, and by faith behold the glory

whose name was Saul. And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

The Gospel. St. Matt. xxiii. 34.

that shall be revealed; and, BEHOLD, I send unto

being filled with the holy Ghost, may learn to love and bless our persecutors by the example of thy first Martyr Saint Stephen, who prayed for his murderers to thee, O blessed Jesus, who standest at the right hand of God to succour all those that suffer for thee, our only Mediator and Advocate. Amen.

Then shall follow the Collect of the Nativi

ty, which shall be said continually unto New-year's Eve.


For the Epistle. Acts vii. 55. TEPHEN, being full of the holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, and said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing on the right hand of God. Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord, and cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man's feet,

men, and scribes; and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city; that upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation. O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the Name of the Lord.

The Collect.
ERCIFUL Lord, we

St. John the Evangelist's Day. | ship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Je

M beseech thee to cast

thy bright beams of light upon thy Church, that it being enlightened by the doc-sus Christ his Son cleanseth trine of thy blessed Apostle us from all sin. If we say and Evangelist Saint John that we have no sin, we demay so walk in the light of ceive ourselves, and the truth thy truth, that it may at is not in us. If we confess length attain to the light of our sins, he is faithful and everlasting life; through Je- just to forgive us our sins, sus Christ our Lord. Amen. and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. The Gospel. St. John xxi. 19. JESUS said unto Peter,

Tthe beginning,

Follow me. Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved fol

The Epistle. 1 St. John i. 1. HAT which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled of the word of life; (for the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear wit-lowing; which also leaned ness, and shew unto you that on his breast at supper, and eternal life, which was with said, Lord, which is he that the Father, and was manifest- betrayeth thee? Peter seeing ed unto us ;) That which we him saith to Jesus, Lord, and have seen and heard declare what shall this man do? Jewe unto you, that ye also sus saith unto him, If I will may have fellowship with us; that he tarry till I come, what and truly our fellowship is is that to thee? Follow thou with the Father, and with his me. Then went this saying Son Jesus Christ. And these abroad among the brethren, things write we unto you, That that disciple should not that your joy may be full. die: yet Jesus said not unto This then is the message him, He shall not die; but, If which we have heard of him, I will that he tarry till I and declare unto you, That come, what is that to thee? God is light, and in him is This is the disciple which tesno darkness at all. If we tifieth of these things, and say that we have fellow-wrote these things, and we

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