The Book of Common Prayer
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    The Proposed Book of Common Prayer (1689)

 

THE COLLECTS, EPISTLES,
AND GOSPELS,

to be used throughout the year.

Note, that the Collect appointed for every Sunday, or for any Holy Day that hath a Vigil or Eve, shall be said at the Evening Service next before.

 
The First Sunday of Advent.

The Collect.

ALMIGHTY 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 majesty to judge both the quick and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

This Collect is to be repeated every day, with the other Collects in Advent, until Christmas-Eve.

The Epistle. Rom. 13, 8-14.
The Gospel. St. Matth. 21. 1-13.

 
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, and ever hold fast, the blessed hope of everlasting life, which thou hast given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

The Epistle. Rom. 15. 4-13.
The Gospel. St. Luke 21.25-33.

 
The Third Sunday in Advent.

The Collect.

O LORD Jesu Christ, who at thy first coming didst send thy messenger to prepare thy way before thee; Grant that the ministers and stewards of thy mysteries may likewise so prepare and make ready thy way, by turning the hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, that at thy second coming to judge the world we may be found an acceptable people in thy sight, who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Spirit ever, one God, world without end. Amen.

The Epistle. 1 Cor. 4. 1-5.
The Gospel. St. Matth. 11. 2-10.

 
The Fourth Sunday in Advent.

The Collect.

O LORD, who hast given us cause of perpetual joy by the coming of thy Son our Saviour among us, raise up thy power (we pray thee) and possess us with a mighty sense of thy wonderful love, that whereas through the cares of this hfe we are sore let and hindered in running the race that is set before us, we may be careful for nothing, but thankfully commending ourselves iu everything to thy bountiful grace and mercy, the peace of thee our God, which passeth all understanding, may keep our hcarts and minds, through the satisfaction of thy Son our Lord, to whom with thee and the Holy Ghost be honour and glory, world without end. Amen.

The Epistle. Phil. 4. 4-7.
The Gospel. St. John 1. 19-28.

 

 

 

 

Note that in the original, the scripture readings were printed out in full; only the citations are given here.

Christmas Day.

The Collect.

ALMIGHTY God, who bast given us thy only begotten Son, the brightness of thy glory, and the express image of thy person, to take our nature upon him, and to be born of a pure virgin; Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by adoption and grace, may daily be renewed by thy Holy Spirit; till Christ be perfectly formed in us, and we be made partakers of a Divine nature, through the same our Lord Jesus Christ who liveth and reigneth with thee and the same Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

The Epistle. Heb. 1. 1-12.
The Gospel. St. John. 1. 1-14.

 
Saint Stephen's Day.

The Collect.

GRANT, 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 that shall be revealed; and, 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 Nativity, which shall be said continually unto New-year's Eve.

The Epistle. Acts 7. 55-60.
The Gospel. St. Matth. 23. 34-39.

 
Saint John the Evangelist's Day.

The Collect.

MERCIFUL God, who art light, and in whom is no darkness at all; Enlighten our minds, we most humbly beseech Thee, with such a full understanding of the doctrine taught by thy blessed Apostle and Evangelist John that we walking in the truth m all purity and boiiness of life, may have fellowship with thee and thy Son Jesus Christ; by whose blood being cleansed from all our sins we may at length attain to everlasting life; through the same our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

The Epistle. 1 St. John 1. 1-10.
The Gospel. St. John 21. 19-25.

 
The Innocents.

The Collect.

O MOST blessed God, who having sent thy Son in our nature, chdst preserve him in his infancy from the malice of ilerod, by whom many other children were slain; Grant that in all dangers and adversities we may put our whole trust and confidence in thee; and do thou by thy good providence preserve us from the rage of unreasonable and wicked men, or strengthen us by patient sufferings to glorify thy holy name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Rev. 14. 1-5.
The Gospel. St. Matth. 2. 13-18.

 
The Sunday after Christmas

The Collect.

ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us thy only begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and be born of a pure Virgin; Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by adoption and grace, may daily be renewed by thy, Holy Spirit, which we beseech thee to send forth more and more into our hearts as a testimony of thy fatherly love unto us, and to fill us with fervent love towards thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Gal. 4. 1-7.
The Gospel. St. Matth. 1. 18-25.

 
The Circumcision of Christ.

The Collect.

ALMIGHTY God, who madest thy blessed Son to be circumcised, and obedient to the law for man; Grant us the true circumcision of the Spirit; that, our hearts, and all our members, being mortified from all worldly and carnal lusts, we may in all things obey thy holy will; and thereby obtain the remission of our sins, and the righteousness whieh is by the faith of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Rom. 4. 8-14.
The Gospel. St. Luke 2. 15-21.

 

 

The Epiphany,
or the Manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles.

The Collect.

O GOD, who by the leading of a star didst manifest thy only-begotten Son to the Gentiles, and guide them to the place where he lay: Mercifully grant, that we, to whom thou hast revealed him more clearly by the light of thy glorious Gospel, may make such progress in faith and holiness, and be so entirely led and governed by thy Spirit, that we may be brought after this life into that blessed place where he now is, and there have the fruition of thy glorious presence for ever and ever; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Ephes. 3. 1-12.
The Gospel. St. Matth. 2. 1-12.

 
∂ The First Sunday after the Epiphany

The Collect.

O GOD, whose infinite mercies in our blessed Saviour encourage us to call upon thee; We beseech thee graciously to hear us, and grant that we may both perceive and know what is thy good, and acceptable, and perfect will revealed to us, and also have grace and power so faithfully to fulfil the same, that we may present ourselves a living sacrifice holy and acceptable unto thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Rom. 12. 1-5.
The Gospel. St. Luke 2. 41-52.

 
The Second Sunday after the Epiphany.

The Collect.

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who dost govern all things in heaven and earth; Mercifully hear the supplications of thy people, and so rule and guide us that we may do our duties faithfully in the several places and relations: constantly abhorring that which is evil, and cleaving to that which is good; being fervent in spirit, serving the Lord, rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, and continuing so instant in prayer, that we may enjoy thy peace all the days of our life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Rom. 12. 6-16.
The Gospel. St. John 2. 1-11.

 
The Third Sunday after the Epiphany,

The Collect.

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, mercifully look upon our infirmities, and endue us with the spirit of meekness and patience; that no evil we suffer from others may move us to do evil unto them, but we may overcome them by doing them good, and if it he possible, as much as lieth in us, live peaceably with all men. And in all our dangers and necessities stretch forth thy right hand to help and defend us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle.Rom. 12. 16-21.
The Gospel. St. Matth. 8. 1-13.

 
The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany,

The Collect.

O GOD, who knowest us to beset in the midst of so many and great temptations and dangers, that by reason of the frailty of our nature in many things we offend all; Grant to us such strength and protection, as may support us in all dangers, and carry us through all temptations; that, bemg faithful unto thee, obedient to our governors, rendering to every one their due, and doing that which is good, we may be graciously accepted of thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Rom. 13. 1-7.
The Gospel. St. Matth. 8. 23-34.

 
The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany.

The Collect.

O LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy Church and household contmually m thy true religion; and to stir up every member of the same to adorn their holy profession by putting on bowels of mercy, kindness, humbieness of mind, meekness, long-suffering that resting only upon the hope of thy heavenly grace, and doing all in the name of our blessed Saviour, we may evermore be defended by thy mighty power, giving thanks unto thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Col. 3. 12-17.
The Gospel. St. Matth. 13. 24-30.

 
The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany.

The Collect.

O GOD, whose blessed Son was manifested that he might destroy the works of the devil, and make us the sons of God, and heirs of eternal life; Grant us, we beseech thee, that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves, even as he is pure; that, when he shall appear again with power and great glory, we may be made like unto him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where with thee, O Father, and thee, O Holy Ghost, he liveth and reigneth, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

The Epistle. 1 St. John 3. 1-8.
The Gospel. St. Matth. 24. 23-31.

 
The Sunday called Septuagesima.
OR THE
THIRD SUNDAY BEFORE LENT.

The Collect.

O LORD, we beseech thee favourably to hear the prayers of thy people; that we, who by thy grace are callcd to the course of a Christian life, may be temperate in all things; and so run the race that is set before us as to obtain that incorruptible crown which thou hast promised to them that love thee; through Jesus Chnst our Saviour, who liveth and reigncth with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

The Epistle. 1 Cor. 9. 24-27.
The Gospel. St. Matth. 20. 1-16.

   

The Sunday called Sexagesima
OR THE
SECOND SUNDAY BEFORE LENT.

The Collect.

O LORD God, who seest that we put not our trust m any thmg that we do; Mercifully grant that by thy power we may be defended against all adversities; or so mightily aided by thy grace, that we may not faint under them; but having heard thy holy word with honest and good hearts, we may keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. 2 Cor. 11. 19-31.
The Gospel. St. Luke 8. 4-15.

 
The Sunday called Quinquagesima,
OR THE
NEXT SUNDAY BEFORE LENT.

The Collect.

O LORD, who hast taught us that all our doings without charity are nothing worth; Send thy Holy Ghost, and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of charity, which is humble, meek, kind, long-suffering and patient, the very bond of peace and of all virtues: Grant this for thine only Son Jesus Christís sake. Amen.

The Epistle. 1 Cor. 13. 1-13
The Gospel. St. Luke 18. 31-43

 

 

∂ THE FIRST DAY OF LENT, COMMONLY CALLED
Ash Wednesday.

See the Commination.

A Sermon or Homily then to be used.

Whereas the observation of the fast of Lent is an ancient and useful custam, designed for the bringing of all Christians to a serious examination of their lives past; to repent of their sins, and to fit themselves for the worthy receiving of the Communion at Easter; It is most earnestly recommended to all persons, but more particularly to all Churchmen, to observe that time religiously, not placing fasting or devotion in any distinction of meats, but spending larger portions of their time in prayer, meditation and true abstinence, and in works of charity, forbearing feasting and entertainments.

This is to be read the Lordís day before Ash Wednesday.

The Collect.

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hatest nothing that thou hast made, and dost forgive the sins of all them that are penitent; Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we truly lamenting our sins, with unfeigned sorrow and abhorrence, and acknowledging our wretchedness, with sincere resolution of amendment of life, may obtain of thee, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For the Epistle. Joel 2. 12-17.
The Gospel. St. Matt. 6. 16-21.

The First Sunday in Lent.

The Collect.

O LORD, who for our sake didst fast forty days and forty nights, and vanquish all the temptations of the devil by which our first parents were overcome; Grant that we may not receive the grace of God in vain, but use such abstinence, that our flesh being subdued to the spirit, no desire of pleasure, glory, or worldly advantage may tempt us from our duty; but we may ever obey thy godly motions, in righteousness and true holiness, to thy honour and glory, who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, one God world without end. Amen.

The Epistle. 2 Cor. 6. 1-10
The Gospel. St. Matt. 4. 1-11.

The Second Sunday in Lent.

The Collect.

ALMIGHTY God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; and as we have received how we ought to walk and please thee, so we may abound more and more; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

The Epistle. 1 Thess. 4. 1-8
The Gospel. St. Matt. 15. 21-28.


The Third Sunday in Lent,

The Collect.

WE beseech thee, Almighty God, look upon the hearty desires of thy humble servants, and as thou hast enlightened us with the knowledge of thy truth, so enable us to walk as children of the light, and to have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness; that bringing forth the fruits of the Spirit, in all goodness, righteousness, and truth, we may be ever under thy divine protection; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Eph. 5. 1-14
The Gospel. St. Luke 11. 14-28.

The Fourth Sunday in Lent,

The Collect.

ALMIGHTY God, who hast made a covenant of unspeakable grace and mercy with us in Christ Jesus, and conveyed unto us therein an heavenly inheritance upon sincere obedience to his commands, which is our reasonable service; Grant that we may evermore rejoice in thee, and walk worthy of our holy calling; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

The Epistle. Gal. 4. 21-31.
The Gospel. St. John 6. 1-14.


The Fifth Sunday in Lent.

The Collect.

O ALMIGHTY God, who hast sent thy Son Christ to be a high priest of good things to come, and by his own blood to enter once into the holy place, having obtained an eternal redemption for us; Mercifully look upon thy people; that by the same blood of our Saviour, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot unto thee, our consciences may be purged from dead works, to serve thee the living God, that we may receive the promise of eternal inheritance; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Heb. 9. 11-15.
The Gospel. St. John 8. 46-59.


The Sunady next before Easter.

The Collect.

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who, of thy tender love towards mankind, hast sent thy Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ, to take upon him our flesh, and that in the form of a servant, and to suffer death, even the death of the cross, for our redemption, and that we should follow the example of his great humility, patience, and obedience; Mercifully grant that this mind may be in us, which was also in Christ Jesus, that we may both follow the example of his humble obedience and patient suffering, and also be made partakers of his glorious resurrection, to live with thee forever. Grant this for the sake of thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

The Epistle. Phil. 2. 5-11.
The Gospel. St. Matt. 27. 1-54.

 
Monday before Easter.

For the Epistle. Isa. 63. 1-19.
The Gospel. St. Mark 14. 1-72.


Tuesday before Easter.

For the Epistle. Isa. 50. 5-11.
The Gospel. St. Mark 15. 1-39.


Wednesday before Easter.

The Epistle. Heb. 9. 16-28.
The Gospel. St. Luke 22. 1-71.


Thursday before Easter

The Epistle. 1 Cor. 11. 17-34.
The Gospel. St. Luke 23. 1-49.

Good Friday.

The Collects.

ALMIGHTY God the father of mercies, we beseech thee graciously to hear the prayers of thy Church, for which our Lord Jesus Christ was content to be betrayed and given up into the hands of wicked men, and to suffer death upon the cross; and according to that new covenant, which he sealed there with his precious blood, put thy laws into all our hearts, and write them in our minds; and then remember our sins and iniquities no more; for the sake of him, who, when he had offered one sacrifice for sin, for ever sat down on thy right hand, and now liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of the Church is governed and sanctified; Receive our supplications and prayers, which we offer before thee for all estates of men in thy holy Church, that every member of the same drawing near unto thee with a true heart and in full assurance of faith, having their souls and bodies purified from all uncleanness, may hold fast the profession of their faith without wavering; and in their vocation and ministry truly and godly serve thee, through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

O MERCIFUL God, who hast made all men, and hatest nothing that thou hast made, nor wouldest the death of a sinner, but by the death of thy dear Son for the sins of the world hast shown thou hadst rather he should be converted and live; Have mercy upon all Jews, Turks, Infidels, and Heretics: make known thy blessed Gospel unto them, take from them all ignorance, hardness of heart, and contempt of thy Word: work such a lively faith in them that they may be brought home to thy flock and there be made one fold under one shepherd, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Heb. 10. 1-25.
The Gospel. St. John 19. 1-37.

 
Easter Even.

The Collect.

BLESSED Lord, whose only Son our Saviour Jesus Christ hath once suffered for our sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to thee our God; We beseech thee, that as we are baptized into his death, so by continual mortifying our corrupt affections we may be buried with him and at last through the grave, and gate of death, pass to our joyful resurrection; for his merits, who died, and was buried, and rose again, thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. 1 Pet. 3. 17-22.
The Gospel. St. Matt. 27. 57-66.

 

 

Easter Day.

At Morning Praper, instead of the Psalm, O come, let us sing, &c. these Anthems shall be sung or said.

Minister.

CHRIST our passover is sacnflced: therefore let us keep the feast,
    People. Not with the old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness: but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. 1 Cor.v. 7.

Minister.

CHRIST being raised from the dead dieth no more: death hath no more dominion over him.
   People. For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.
   Minister. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin;
   People. But alive unto God, through Jesus Christ our Lord.. Rom. vi. 9.

Minister.

CHRIST is risen from the dead, and become the first-fruits of them that slept.
   People. For since by man came death: by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
   Minister. For as in Adam all die: even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 1 Cor. xv. 20.
   People. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died.
   Minister. Yea rather, that is risen again.
   People. Who is even at the right hand of God; who also maketh intercession for us.
   Minister. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the Holy Ghost;
   People. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen.

The Collect.

ALMIGHTY God, who by the resurrection of thy only begotten Son Jesus Christ hast overcome death, and opened to us the gate of everlasting life; We humbly beseech thee, that as by thy special grace preventing [i. e., leading] us, thou dost put into our minds good desires; so by thy continual help we may stedfastly set our hearts upon those things which are above, that when Christ, who is our life, shall appear, we may also appear with him in glory where he now liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

The Epistle. Col. 3. 1-7.
The Gospel. St. John 20. 1-10.


Monday in Easter Week.

The Collect.

[Collect the same as for Easter Day.]

For the Epistle. Acts 10. 34-43.
The Gospel. St. Luke 24. 13-35.


Tuesday in Easter Week.

The Collect.

[Collect the same as for Easter Day.]

For the Epistle. Acts 13. 26-41.
The Gospel. St. Luke 24. 36-48.


The First Sunday after Easter.

The Collect.

ALMIGHTY Father, who hast given thine only Son to die for our sins, and to rise again for our justification; Increase and strengthen our faith in thee, and in thy Son whom thou hast sent, that so believing in him, we may overcome the world, and attain unto eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. 1 S. John 5. 4-12.
The Gospel. St. John 20. 19-23.


The Second Sunday after Easter.

The Collect.

ALMIGHTY God, who hast given thine only Son to be unto us both a sacrifice for sin, and also an example of godly life; Give us grace that we may always most thankfully receive that his inestimable benefit, and also daily endeavour to follow the blessed steps of his most holy life; that dying unto sin, and living unto righteousness, we may at last obtain eternal life; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. 1 Pet. 2. 19-25.
The Gospel. St. John 10. 11-16.

The Third Sunday after Easter.

The Collect.

ALMIGHTY God, who shewest to them that be in error the light of thy truth, to the intent that they may return into the way of righteousness; Grant unto all them who are admitted into the fellowship of Christís religion, that as strangers and pilgrims they may abstain from fleshly lusts, and follow all such things as are agreeable to their holy profession; through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

The Epistle. 1 Pet. 2. 11-17.
The Gospel. St. John 16. 16-20.


The Fourth Sunday after Easter.

The Collect.

O ALMIGHTY God, who alone canst order the unruly wills and affections of sinful men: Grant unto us thy people, that they may love the things which thou commandest, and desire that which thou dost promise; that so, among the sundry and manifold changes of the world, our hearts may surely be fixed, where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. James 1. 17-21.
The Gospel. St. John 16. 5-15.

The Fifth Sunday after Easter,
BEING
ROGATION SUNDAY.

The Collect.

ALMIGHTY God, who hast blessed the earth that it should be fruitful, and bring forth every thing that is necessary for the life of man, and best commanded us to work with quietness and eat our own bread; Bless us in all our labours, and grant us such seasonable weather that we may gather in the fruits of the earth, and ever rejoice in thy goodness, to the praise of thy holy name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For the Epistle. Deut. 28. 1-9.
The Gospel. St. Matt. 6. 25-34.


The Ascension Day.

The Collect.

O GOD, the King of glory, who hast exalted thy Son Jesus Christ with great triumph into the kingdom of heaven; Grant, we beseech thee, that we may also in heart and in mind thither ascend, and with him continually dwell, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

For the Epistle. Acts 1. 1-11.
The Gospel. St. Mark 16. 14-20.


Sunday after Ascension Day.

The Collect.

O GOD the King of glory, who hast exalted thine only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph unto thy kingdom in heaven, and yet didst not leave thy Apostles comfortless; Vouchsafe, we beseech thee, to give us thy Holy Spirit to guide and comfort us, that, being sober and watching unto prayer, and above all things having fervent charity among ourselves, we may be exalted into the same place whither our Saviour Christ is gone before, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

The Epistle. 1 Pet. 4. 7-11.
The Gospel. St. John 15. 26-16. 4.


Whitsunday.

The Collect.

O ETERNAL God, who according to thy faithful promise didst send the Holy Ghost on the day of Pentecost;. Grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgment in all things, and showing our love to thee by keeping thy commandments, may [we] evermore rejoice in him; through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the same Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.

For the Epistle. Acts 2. 1-11.
The Gospel. St. John 14. 15-31.


Monday in Whitsun-Week.

The Collect.

[Collect the same as for Whitsunday.]

For the Epistle. Acts 10. 34-48.
The Gospel. St. John 3. 16-21.


Tuesday in Whitsun-Week.

The Collect.

[Collect the same as for Whitsunday.]

For the Epistle. Acts 8. 14-17.
The Gospel. St. John 10. 1-10.

 

 

Trinity Sunday.

The Collect.

HOLY, holy, holy, Lord god Almighty! Thou art worthy to receive glory and honour and praise; for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. Blessed be thy Divine Majesty, who hast given us thy servants grace by the confession of a true faith to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and to worship one God, Father, Son and Holy Ghost. We beseech thee that thou wouldest keep us stedfast in this faith, and in holiness of life, and give us grace to walk worthy of thee, who livest and reignest ever one God, world without end. Amen.

For the Epistle. Rev. 4. 1-11.
The Gospel. St. John 3. 1-15.


The First Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect.

O GOD, the strength of all them that put their trust in thee, mercifully accept our prayers; and because through the weakness of our mortal nature we can do no good thing without thee, grant us the help of thy grace, that we stedfastly believing in thy Son Jesus Christ, and loving one another as he hath given us commandment, may please thee both in will and deed; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. 1 John 4. 7-21.
The Gospel. St. Luke 16. 19-31


The Second Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect.

O LORD, who never failest to help and govern them who continue stedfast in thy fear and love; Keep us, we beseech thee, under the protection of thy good providence, and give us grace to fear and love thee above all things, and to have bowels of compassion towards all our brethren; that so we may have confidence towards thee, and whatsoever we ask we may receive of thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

. The Epistle. 1 John 3. 13-24.
The Gospel. St. Luke 14. 16-24.


The Third Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect.

O GOD of all grace, who hast called us into thy eternal glory by Christ Jesus; We beseech thee mercifully to hear the prayers, which with hearty desires we make unto thee; and grant that we, being clothed with humility, and casting all our care on thee, may be sober and vigilant, and continuing stedfast in the faith, may resist all the temptations of the devil, and at length obtain the crown of life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. 1 Peter 5. 5-11.
The Gospel. St. Luke 15. 1-10.


The Fourth Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect.

O GOD, who hast taught us that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that shall be revealed in us; Increase and multiply upon us thy mercy; that, thou being our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we finally lose not the things eternal: Grant this, O heavenly Father, for Jesus Christís sake our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Rom. 8. 18-23.
The Gospel. St. Luke 6. 36-42.


The Fifth Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect.

O LORD, whose eyes are over the righteous and thine ears open to their prayers; We most humbly beseech thee to make us all of one mind, having compassion one of another, loving as brethren, being pitiful and courteous, eschewing all evil in word and deed, and doing good, seeking peace with all men, that so we may attain that peace which passeth all understanding; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. 1 S. Peter 3. 8-15.
The Gospel. St. Luke 5. 1-11.


The Sixth Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect.

O GOD, who hast prepared for them that lore thee such good things as pass manís understanding; Grant that we, loving thee above all things, and walking before thee in newness of life, may obtain thy promises; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Rom. 6. 3-11.
The Gospel. St. Matt. 5. 20-26.


The Seventh Sunday afth Trinity.

The Collect.

LORD of all power and might, who art the author and giver of all good things; Graft in our hearts the love of thy Name, increase in us true religion, that we, being made free from sin, and become the servants of thee our God, may have our fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Rom. 6. 19-23.
The Gospel. St. Mark 8. 1-9.


The Eighth Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect.*

MOST gracious God, who hast given us the spirit of adoption whereby we call thee our Father: Grant that we, mortitying the deeds of the body, and being led by thy Holy Spirit, may live as becomes thy children, and joint heirs with Christ, and finally be glorified together with him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

The Epistle. Rom. 8. 12-17.
The Gospel. St. Matt. 7. 15-21.

* The former Collect, "O God, whose never-failing providence," &c., is noted "to be put among the Collects at the end of the Communion Service."

 
The Ninth Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect.

O GOD, who hast in thy holy word set before us thy righteous judgments upon thine ancient people the Jews for our admonition and example; Preserve us by thy grace from all those sins, by which they provoked.thy wrath against them; and never suffer us to be tempted above what we are able, but make a way for us to escape the temptation or enable us to bear it, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. 1 Cor. 10. 1-13.
The Gospel. St. Luke 16. 1-9.

 
The Tenth Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect.

O GOD, who wast pleased to bestow great diversity of spiritual gifts for the first planting of thy Church; We beseech thee still to pour out such a measure of thy Holy Spirit upon every member of the same, as may be for the profit and edification of the whole body, united together in love by one and the same Spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. 1 Cor. 12. 1-11.
The Gospel. St. Luke 19. 41-47.


The Eleventh Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect.

O GOD, who hast brought life and immortality to light by the Gospel, and hast begotten us again to a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead; Make us stedfast and immoveable in this faith, always abounding in the work of the Lord, who died for our sins and rose again, and now liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

The Epistle. 1 Cor. 15. 1-11.
The Gospel. St. Luke 18. 9-14.


The Twelfth Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect.*

O MOST merciful Father, who by the glorious ministration of the Spirit hast given us a clear revelation of thy will in the Gospel of thy Son; We beseech thee to enlighten our minds; that we may rightly understand it and duly value it, and frame our lives according to it, to thy honour and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. 2 Cor. 3. 4-9.
The Gospel. St. Mark 7. 31-37.

* Not struck out, but this substitute is written on the interleaf: The former Collect, "Almighty and everlasting God, who art always more ready," &c., is transferred to the end of the Communion Service.

 

The Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect.

O ETERNAL God, who hast called all nations to be one by faith in Christ Jesus; Grant, that we who are baptized into him may so faithfully serve thee in this life, that we fail not finally to attain thy heavenly promises; through the merits of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Gal. 3. 22-29.
The Gospel. St. Luke 10. 23-37.


The Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect.*

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, we beseech thee, enable us more and more to mortify the flesh with the affections and lusts, and to bring forth the fruit of the Spirit in love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness faith, meekness, temperance; that we, loving what thou dost command, may obtain that which thou dost promise; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Gal. 5. 16-24.
The Gospel. St. Luke 17. 11-19.

* The former Collect is not struck out, but this substitute is written on the interleaf.

 

 

 

The Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect.

ALMIGHTY God, who having made thy Son Jesus Christ perfect through sufferings, hast called us to be his disciples and followers; Endue us, we beseech thee, with the same spirit which was in him; that we, being crucified to the world, may patiently bear the cross; and, being renewed in our natures in righteousness and true holiness, and walking according to this rule, peace and mercy may be upon us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Gal. 6. 11-18.
The Gospel. St. Matt. 6. 24-34.


The Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect.*

O GOD, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ of whom the whole family of heaven and earth is named; Grant, we beseech thee, according to the riches of thy glory, that we may be strengthened with might by thy Spirit in the inner man; that Christ may dwell in our hearts by faith, and we being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend thy love in Christ which passeth knowledge, and be filled with all divine graces and virtues; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Eph. 3. 13-21.
The Gospel. St. Luke 7. 11-17.

The former Collect, "O Lord, we beseech thee, let thy continual pity," &c., is transferred to the end of the Communion Service.

 

 

 

The Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect.*

GOD, the Father of all, who art above all, through all, and in us all; Grant, we pray thee, that thy grace may always prevent and follow us, that we may walk worthy of the vocation wherewith we are called, with all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love, endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond ot peace: that, being continually given to all good works, we may finally attain everlasting joy and felicity; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

The Epistle. Eph. 4. 1-6.
The Gospel. St. Luke 14. 1-11.

The former Collect, "Lord, we pray thee that thy grace," &c., is transferred to the end of the Communion Service.

 

 

 

Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect.

O LORD, who hast enriched us with the knowledge of thy holy Gospel; Grant us grace, we beseech thee, so to wait for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ to judge the world in righteousness, that we may withstand the temptations of the world, the flesh, and the devil, and with such pure hearts and minds follow thee the only God that we may be confirmed unto the end, and be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

The Epistle. 1 Cor. 1. 4-8.
The Gospel. St. Matt. 22. 34-46.


The Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect.

O GOD, forasmuch as without thee we are not able to please thee: Mercifully grant, that thy Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts, and renew us in the spirit of our mind: that putting away all bitterness and wrath, anger and malice, and every other evil affection, and being kind one to another, tender hearted, forgiving one another, even as thou, O God, for Christís sake hast forgiven us, we may comfortably look with an assured hope for the day of redemption from all evils, unto eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Eph. 4. 17-32.
The Gospel. St. Matt. 9. 1-8.


The Twentieth Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect.

O ALMIGHTY and most merciful God, who hast given us to understand thy holy will; We beseech Thee to grant us thy grace to walk circumspectly not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, in all sobriety and heavenly mindedness: that being filled with the Spirit, we may rejoice in thee, and give thanks always for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

The Epistle. Eph. 5. 15-21.
The Gospel. St. Matt. 22. 1-14.


The Twenty-first Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect.*

O MERCIFUL God, who, according to thy divine power hast given us all things pertaining to life and godlmess; Make us strong in the Lord in the power of his might: that, putting on the whole armour of God we may be able to resist all the temptations of the devil, praying to thee always with fervent prayer and watching thereunto with all perseverance; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Eph. 6. 10-20.
The Gospel. St. John 4. 46-54.

* The former Collect, "Grant, we beseech thee, mercifull Lord," &c., is transferred to the end of the Communion Service.

 

 

 

The Twenty-second Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect.*

O MERCIFUL God, perfect, we beseech thee, the good work which thou hast begun m us; that our love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment: that, approving things which are excellent, we may be sincere and without offence, till the day of Christ; being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are to the praise and glory of thee our God; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Phil. 1. 3-11.
The Gospel. St. Matt. 18. 21-35.

* The former Collect, "Lord, we beseech thee to keep," &c., is transferred to the end of the Communion Service.

 

 

 

The Twenty-third Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect.*

O GOD, who hast set before us many and great examples of a holy and heavenly life; Assist us by thy grace, to be followers of them as they were of Christ; that we may not mind earthly things, but having our conversation in heaven, may look for the Saviour our Lord Jesus Christ, to change our vile bodies and fashion them like unto his glorious body, in which he liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

The Epistle. Phil. 3. 17-21.
The Gospel. St. Matt. 22. 15-22.

* The former Collect, "O God, our refuge and strength," &c., is transferred to the end of the Communion Service.

 

 

 

The Twenty-fourth Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect.

O GOD, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, give us grace, we beseech thee, to walk worthy of thee unto all pleasing; that being fruitful in every work, and increasing in the knowledge of thee our God, and thereby made meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light, we may always give thanks unto thee in thy holy Church; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Col. 1. 3-12.
The Gospel. St. Matt. 9. 18-26.


The Twenty-fifth Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect.*

O ETERNAL God, who art faithful and true, and according to thy gracious promises hast raised up a glorious deliverer to us who is the Lord our righteousness; We beseech thee to stir up the wills of thy faithful people, that, bringing forth plenteously the fruit of good works, they may be a people prepared for the Lord: and we pray thee, hasten his kingdom when he shall reign, and prosper, and execute judgment and justice in a1l the earth. Grant this for thy infinite merciesí sake in Jesus Christ, to whom with thee, O Father, and the Holy Ghost, be eternal praise. Amen.

For the Epistle. Jer. 23. 5-8.
The Gospel. St. John 6. 5-14.

* The former Collect is not struck out, but this substitute is written on the interleaf.

 

 

 

 

Saint Andrew's Day

The Collect.

ALMIGHTY God, who didst give such grace unto thy holy Apostle Saint Andrew, that he readily obeyed the calling of thy Son Jesus Christ, and followed him without delay: Grant unto us all, that we, being called by thy holy word, may forthwith give up ourselves obediently to fulfil thy holy commandments; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Rom. 10. 9-21.
The Gospel. St. Matt. 4. 18-22.


Saint Thomas the Apostle.

The Collect.

ALMIGHTY and everliving God, who for the more confirmation of the faith didst suffer thy holy Apostle Thomas to be doubtful in thy Son's resurrection: Grant us so perfectly, and without all doubt, to believe in thy Son Jesus Christ, that our faith in thy sight may never be reproved. Hear us, O Lord, through the same Jesus Christ, to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory, now and for evermore. Amen.

The Epistle. Eph. 2. 19-22.
The Gospel. St. John 20. 24-31.

 
The Conversion of Saint Paul.

The Collect.

O GOD, who, through the preaching of the blessed Apostle Saint Paul, hast caused the light of the Gospel to shine throughout the world: Grant, we beseech thee, that we, having his wonderful conversion in remembrance, may shew forth our thankfulness unto thee for the same, by following the holy doctrine which he taught; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For the Epistle. Acts 6. 1-22.
The Gospel. St. Matt. 19. 27-30.


The Presentation of Christ in the Temple,
commonly called,
The Purification of Saint Mary the Virgin.

The Collect.

ALMIGHTY and everliving God, we humbly beseech thy Majesty, that, as thy only-begotten Son was presented in the temple in substance of our flesh, so we may be presented unto thee with pure and clean hearts, by the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For the Epistle. Mal. 3. 1-5.
The Gospel. St. Luke 2. 22-40.


Saint Matthias' Day.

The Collect.

O ALMIGHTY God, who into the place of the traitor Judas didst choose thy faithful servant Matthias to be of the number of the twelve Apostles: Grant that thy Church, being alway preserved from false Apostles, may be ordered and guided by faithful and true pastors; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For the Epistle. Acts 1. 15-26.
The Gospel. St. Matt. 11. 25-30.


The Annunciation
of the blessed Virgin Mary.

The Collect.

WE beseech thee, O Lord, pour thy grace into our hearts; that, as we have known the incarnation of thy Son Jesus Christ by the message of an angel, so by his cross and passion we may be brought unto the glory of his resurrection; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For the Epistle. Isa. 7. 10-15.
The Gospel. St. Luke 1. 26-38.


Saint Mark's Day.

The Collect.

O ALMIGHTY God, who hast instructed thy holy Church with the heavenly doctrine of thy Evangelist Mark: Give us grace, that, being not like children carried away with every blast of vain doctrine, we may be established in the truth of thy holy Gospel; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Eph. 4. 7-16.
The Gospel. St. John 15. 1-11.


Saint Philip and Saint James Day.

The Collect.

O ALMIGHTY God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us perfectly to know thy Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life; that, following the steps of thy holy Apostles Philip and James we may stedfastly walk in the way that Ieadeth to eternal life; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Jas. 1. 1-12.
The Gospel. St. John 14. 1-14.


Saint Barnabas the Apostle.

The Collect.

O LORD God Almighty, who didst endue thy holy Apostle Barnabas with singular gifts of the Holy Ghost: Leave us not, we beseech thee, destitute of thy manifold gifts, nor yet of grace to use them alway to thy honour and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Acts 11. 22-30.
The Gospel. St. John 15. 12-16.

 

 

Of the saints' days, only the collects for St. James, St. Luke, & St. Bartholomew were altered significantly.

Saint John Baptist's Day.

The Collect.

ALMIGHTY God, by whose providence thy servant John Baptist was wonderfully born, and sent to prepare the way of they Son our Saviour, by preaching of 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. Amen.

For the Epistle. Isa. 40. 1-11.
The Gospel. St. Luke 1. 57-80.


Saint Peter's Day.

The Collect.

O ALMIGHTY God, who by thy Son Jesus Christ didst give to thy Apostle Peter many excellent gifts, and commandedst him earnestly to feed thy flock: Make, we beseech thee, all Bishops and Pastors diligently to preach thy holy Word, and the people obediently to follow the same, that they may receive the crown of everlasting glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For the Epistle. Acts 12. 1-11.
The Gospel. St. Matt. 16. 13-19.

Saint James the Apostle

The Collect.

GRANT O merciful God, that as thine holy Apostle James, leaving his father and all that he had, without delay was obedient unto the calling of thy Son Jesus Christ, and followed him; so we, forsaking all worldly and carnal affections, may be evermore ready to follow thy holy commandments, as he did, and with him to lay down our lives for the testimony of thy truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For the Epistle. Acts 11. 27 - 12. 3.
The Gospel. St. Matt. 20. 20-28.


Saint Bartholomew the Apostle.

The Collect.

O ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who didst give to Bartholomew, and the other Apostles, grace truly to believe and to preach thy Word and power to confirm it with many signs and wonders; Grant, we beseech thee, unto thy Church, to love that Word which they believed, and both to preach and receive the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For the Epistle. Acts 5. 12-16.
The Gospel. St. Luke 22. 24-30.


Saint Matthew the Apostle.

The Collect.

O ALMIGHTY God, who by thy blessed Son didst call Matthew from the receipt of custom to be an Apostle and Evangelist: Grant us grace to forsake all covetous desires and inordinate love of riches, and to follow the same thy Son Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

The Epistle. 2 Cor. 4. 1-6.
The Gospel. St. Matt. 9. 9-13.


Saint Michael and All Angels.

The Collect.

O EVERLASTING God, who hast ordained and constituted the services of Angels and men in a wonderful order: Mercifully grant that, as thy holy Angels alway do thee service in heaven so by thy appointment they may succour and defend us on earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For the Epistle. Rev. 12. 7-12.
The Gospel. St. Matt. 18. 1-10.

 

Saint Luke the Evangelist.

The Collect.

ALMIGHTY God, who didst inspire Luke the Evangelist to write in order the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ; Grant that we, being instructed in the certainty thereof, may most surely believe it, and conform ourselves to the holy precepts and examples of our blessed Lord and Saviour, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

The Epistle. 2 Tim. 4. 5-15.
The Gospel. St. Luke 10. 1-7.


Saint Simon and Saint Jude, Apostles.

The Collect.

O ALMIGHTY God, who hast built thy Church upon the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the head corner-stone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their doctrine, that we may be made an holy temple acceptable unto thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Jude 1-8.
The Gospel. St. John 15. 17-27.


All Saints' Day.

The Collect.

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 them that unfeignedly love thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For the Epistle. Rev. 7. 2-12.
The Gospel. St. Matt. 5, 1-12.

 

 

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