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The First Sunday in Advent.

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Lmighty God, give us grace that we may cast away

the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life (in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility ;) that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious Majefty, to judge both the quick and the dead, we may ribe to the life immortal, through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghoft, now and ever. Amer. This Colleft is to be repeated every Day with the other Culleets

in Advent, until Christmas-eve.

P Á RA P H R AS E. On ibe COLLECT for ibe Firs Sunday in Advent. Almighty God, we beseech thee to enable us by thy grace to forsake the works of darkness, the lins and frailies which men are liable to, whil4 they remain under the blindness of a gentile ignorance; and that may put on the armour of light, (Rom. xiii. 12.) that christian deagzinkt fin, during this our abode upon earth ; (in which thy Son

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The Epistle. Rom. xiii. 8.
WE no man any thing, but to love one another : for

he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shall not covet; and if there be any other command. ment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Love workech no ill to his neighbour, therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. And that,

And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of deep: för now is our salvation nearer than when we believed: The night is far spent, the day is ac

hand'; let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and · let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly,

as in the day ; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonnels, not in strife and envying : But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for The flesh, to fulfil the luits thereof.

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The Gospel. St Matth. xxi. 1.
HEN they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come

Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jeius two disciples, laying unto them, Go into the village over againit 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. Thall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will fend them. All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Prophets, faying, Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto chee, meek, and fitting upon an ass, and a colt the fole of an afs. And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them, and

PA RA PHRASE Jerus Christ came to visit us in great humility) that when he hall come again in his glorious m vjefty, at the day of judgment to decide the fate both of the quick and the dead, we may rise to everlalting life; which we beg for the sake of our Weffed Saviour, who liveth and reignech, together with the Father and the Holy Gholt, for ever in the heavens. Amen.

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brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon And a very great multitude Ipread their garments 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, faying, Hosanna to the Son of David : Blessed is he that comech 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 faid, This is Jesus the Prophet of Nazareth of Galilee. And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that fold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money-changers, and the seats of them that fold doves; and said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer ; but

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have made it a den of thieves.

The Second Sunday in Advent.

The Collect. Leffed Lord, who haft caused all holy Scriptures to be

written for our learning ; Grant that we may in such wile 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 blefied hope of everlasting life, which thou hast given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

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PA RA PHRASE. On the COLLECT for the Second Sunday in Advent. O ever-blessed God, who has given us to underliand by thy holy apostle St Paul, that all things which were written aforetime in the holy icriptures, were written for our learning; (Rom. xv. 4.) grant that we may, with such diligence of application and piety of difpofition, read and observe what is written therein, and treasure them up in our hearts in such 2 manner, that we may thereby receive patience and comfort capable of affording us the blessed hope of everlasting life, (Rom. xv. 4) which thou haft been gracioully pleased to give us, on account of the merits of our bleled Saviour Jesus Chrift. Amen.

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The Epistle. Rom. xv. 4.
Hatsoever things were written aforetime, were written

for our learning; that we through patience and comrort 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. Now I fuy, That Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision, for chę truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers : And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy, as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy Name. And again he faith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people. And again, Praise the Lord all ye Gentiles, and laud him all ye people. And again Esaiás faith, There shall be a root of Jeffe, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gen

in him shall the Gentiles trust. Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghoit.

Tube Gospel. St Luke xxi. 25,
ND there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon,

and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity ; the sea and the waves roaring; mens hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth ; for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud, with power and great glory, And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. And he spake to them a parable, Behold the fig-tree, and all the trees; when they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand. So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the king tom of God is nigh at hand. Verily I say un'o you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words Mall not pa's away.

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The third Sunday in Advent.

Tbe Colle&t.
Lord Jesu Christ, who at thy first coming didit fend

thy messenger to prepare thy way before thee; Granç
that the Ministers and stewards of thy mysteries may like-
wife lo prepare and make ready thy way, by turning the
hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; that at
thy second coining to judge the world, we may be found
an acceptable people in thy sight, who livest and reignift
with the Father and the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world
withouç end. Amen.
The Epiftle.

1 Cor. iv. 1.
ET a man fo account of us, as of the Ministers of

Christ, and Stewards of the mysteries of God. More-
over, it is required in Stewards, that a man be found
faithful. But with me it is a very small thing, that I should
be judged of you, or of man's judginent : yea, I judge not
mine own felt, For I know nothing by myself, yet am I
noe hereby justified: but he that judgeth me, is the Lord.
Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord
come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of
darkness, and will make manifest the countels of the hearts;
and then shall every man have praise of God.

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PA RA P H R AS E.
On tbe COLLECT for the Third Sunday in Advent.
O Lord Jesus Christ, who at thy first advent, when thou didst corde
fcend to converse with us mortals in the flesh, didit send thy meflinger,
Jobs the baprift, as a harbinger to prepare thy way before the , (Mat.
ai. 10.) as it was foretold by thy prophet Malachi; (Chap. iii. 1.) we
belecca thee so to bless the pious labours of the paltors of thy church, who
are the ministers of Christ and kewards of the mylleries of God, ri Cor.
ir. 1.) that they, after the example of john the baptift, may prepare thy
way before thee, by turning the hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom
of the just, (Luke i. 17.) that at thy second advent when thou shalt come
to judge the world, (2 Tim. iv. 1.) we may prove acceptable in the fight
of our God and Saviour (I Tim. ji. 3.) who liveth and reigneth in equal
fory with God the Father, and God the Holy Ghort, to all ciernity.
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O Lord,

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