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    The Proposed Revision
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The Circumcision of Christ.

The Epistle. Phil. ii. 9. - 13

  Omit the rubric providing that the Collect, Epistle, and Gospel for The Circumcision shall serve for every day after, unto the Epiphany.


In the 1925 Book, only the differences from the 1892 Book are given, as can be seen here. All these changes were carried over to the 1928 Book. In the original the scripture passages are given in full; only the citations are given here, with links to the full texts.


Second Sunday after Christmas-day.

The Collect.

ALMIGHTY God, who hast poured upon us the new light of thine incarnate Word; Grant that the same light enkindled in our hearts may shine forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For the Epistle. Isaiah lxi. 1. - 3

The Gospel. St. Matt. ii. 19. - 23


Good Friday.

Change the third Collect as below.

O MERCIFUL God, who hast made all men, and hatest nothing that thou hast made, nor desirest the death of a sinner, but rather that he should be converted and live; Have mercy upon all who know thee not as thou art revealed in the Gospel of thy Son. Take from them all ignorance, hardness of heart, and contempt of thy Word; and so fetch them home, blessed Lord, to thy fold, that they may be made one flock under one shepherd, Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.


Ember Days.

To follow the Gospel, for the Feast of the Dedication of a Church

The Collect.

O ALMIGHTY God, who hast committed to the hands of men the ministry of reconciliation; We humbly ‘beseech thee by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit to put it into the hearts of many to offer themselves for this ministry, that thereby mankind may be drawn to thy blessed kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For the Epistle. Acts xiii. 44. - 49

The Gospel. St. Luke iv. 16. - 21


Solemnization of Matrimony.

The Collect.

O ETERNAL God, we humbly beseech thee favourably to behold these thy servants now (about to be) joined in wedlock according to thy holy ordinance; and grant that they, seeking first thy kingdom and righteousness, may obtain the manifold blessings of thy grace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Eph. v. 20. - 33

The Gospel. St. Matt. xix. 4. - 6


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