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Saint Andrews day.

The Collect.

ALmighty God, which didst give such grace unto thy holy Apostle Saint Andrew, that he readily obeyed the calling of thy Sonne Jesus Christ, and followed him without delay : grant unto us all, that wee being called by thy holy word, may forthwith give over our selves obediently to fulfill thy holy Commandements, through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
 

 

Nov. 30

 
In the original, the Epistles and Gospels are printed at length, from the King James translation; only the citations are given here, with links to the text.
 

The Epistle.

The Gospel.

Rom.10.9. [-21]

Mat.4.18. [-21]

 

Saint Thomas the Apostle.

The Collect.

ALmighty and everliving God, which for the more confirmation of the Faith, didst suffer thy holy Apostle Saint Thomas to be doubtfull in thy Sonnes Resurrection : grant us so perfectly, and without all doubt to beleeve in thy Sonne Jesus Christ, that our Faith in thy sight never bee reproved. Hear us, O Lord, through the same Jesus Christ, to whom with thee and the holy Ghost bee all honour, &c.
 

 

Dec. 21

The Epistle.

The Gospel.

Ephes.2.19. [-22]

John 20.24. [-31]

 

The Conversion of S. Paul.

The Collect.

GOD, which hast taught all the world, through the preaching of thy blessed Apostle Saint Paul : grant we beseech thee, that we which have his wonderfull conversion in remembrance, may follow and fulfill the holy doctrine that he taught, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
 

 

Jan. 25

 

The Epistle.

The Gospel.

Acts 9.1. [-22]

Matth.19.27. [-30]

 

The Purification of Saint
Mary the Virgin.

The Collect.

ALmightie and everlasting God, we humbly beseech thy Majesty, that as thy onely begotten Son was this day presented in the Temple in the substance of our flesh : so grant that we may bee presented unto thee with pure and cleare minds, by Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
 

  The Epistle.
The same that is appointed for the Sunday.

The Gospel.

Luke 2.22. [-27a]

 

Saint Matthias day.

The Collect.

ALmighty God, which in the place of the traitour Judas, didst choose thy faithfull servant Saint Matthias to be of the number of the twelve Apostles : grant that thy Church, being allway preserved from false apostles, may be ordered and guided by faithfull and true Pastours, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
 

 

Feb. 24

The Epistle.

The Gospel.

Acts 1.15. [-26]

Matth.11.25. [-30]

 

Annunciation of the blessed
Virgin Mary.

The Collect.

WEe beseech thee, Lord, powre thy grace into our hearts, that as wee have known Christ thy Sons incarnation by the message of an Angel : so by his crosse and passion, we may be brought unto the glory of his resurrection, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
 

 

March 25

The Epistle.

The Gospel.

Isai.7.10. [-15]

Luk.1.26. [-38]

 

Saint Markes day.

The Collect.

ALmightie GOD, which hast instructed thy holy Church with the heavenly doctrine of thy Evangelist Saint Mark : give us grace that we be not like children, caried away with every blast of vaine doctrine; but that we may be firmly established in the truth of thy holy Gospel, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
 

 

April 25

The Epistle.

The Gospel.

Ephes.4.7. [-16]

John 15.1. [-11]

 

Saint Philip and James day.

The Collect.

ALmighty God, whom truely to know is everlasting life : grant us perfectly to know thy Sonne Jesus Christe to be the Way, the Truth, and the Life, as thou hast taught S. Philip, and other the Apostles, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
 

 

May 1

The Epistle.

The Gospel.

James 1.1. [-12]

John 14.1. [-14]

 

Saint Barnabe Apostle.

The Collect.

LORD Almightie, whiche hast indued thy holy Apostle Saint Barnabas with singular gifts of thy holy Ghost : let us not be destitute of thy manifold gifts, nor yet of grace to use them alway to thy honour and glorie, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
 

 

Saint Barnabus
June 11

The Epistle.

The Gospel.

Acts 11.22. [-30]

John 15.12. [-16]

 

Saint John Baptist.

The Collect.

ALmighty God, by whose providence thy servant Saint John Baptist was wonderfully born, and sent to prepare the way of thy Sonne our Saviour, by preaching of penance : make us so to follow his doctrine and holy life, that wee may truely repent according to his preaching; and after his example constantly speak the truth, boldly rebuke vice, and paciently suffer for the truths sake, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

June 25

The Epistle.

The Gospel.

Isa.40.1. [-11]

Luk.1.57. [-80]

 

Saint Peters day.

The Collect.

ALmighty GOD, which by thy Sonne Jesus Christ hast given to thy Apostle Saint Peter many excellent gifts, and commandedst him earnestly to feed thy fiock : make, we beseech thee, all Bishops, Presbyters and Ministers 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.
 

 

June 29

The Epistle.

The Gospel.

Acts 12.1. [-11]

Matth.16.13. [-19]

 

S. James the Apostle

The Collect.

GRant, O mercifull God, that as thine holy apostle S. 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 & carnall affections, may be evermore ready to follow thy commandements, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
 

 

July 25

The Epistle.

The Gospel.

Acts 11.27. [-12:3]

Matth.20.20. [-28]

 

S. Bartholomew the Apostle.

The Collect.

O Almighty and everlastyng God, which hast given grace to thine Apostle Saint Bartholomew, truly to beleeve and to preach thy word : grant, we beseech thee, unto thy Church, both to love that he beleeved, and to preach that he taught, thorough Christ our Lord. Amen.
 

 

Aug. 24

The Epistle.

The Gospel.

Acts 5.12. [-16]

Luke 22.24. [-30]

 

Saint Matthew the Apostle.

The Collect.

ALmighty God, which by thy blessed Sonne didst call S. Matthew from the receipt of custome [=tax office] to be an Apostle and Evangelist : grant us grace to forsake all covetous desires, and inordinate love of riches, and to follow thy said Sonne Jesus Christ; who lyveth and reigneth, &c.
 

 

Sept. 21

The Epistle.

The Gospel.

2 Cor.4.1. [-6]

Mat.9.9. [-13]

 

Saint Michael and all Angels.

The Collect.

EVerlasting God, which hast ordained and constituted the services of all Angels and men in a wonderfull order : mercifully grant, that they which allway do thee service in heaven, may by thy appointment, succour and defende us in earth, through Jesus Christe our Lord. Amen.
 

 

Sept. 29

The Epistle.

The Gospel.

Revel.12.7. [-12]

Mat.18.1. [-10]

 

Saint Luke the Evangelist.

The Collect.

ALmighty God which calledst Sint Luke the Physician, whose praise is in the Gospel, to be a physician of the soul : grant we beseech thee, by the wholesome medicines of his doctrine, all the diseases of our souls may be healed, through thy Sonne Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
 

 

Oct. 18

The Epistle.

The Gospel.

2 Tim.4.5. [-15]

Luk.10.1. [-7]

 

Simon and Jude Apostles.

The Collect.

ALmighty God, which hast builded thy Church upon the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the head corner stone : Grant us so to be joyned together in unitie of spirit by their doctrine, that we may be made an holy Temple, acceptable unto thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
 

 

Oct. 28

The Epistle.

The Gospel.

Jude 1. [-8]

Joh.15.17. [-27]

 

All Saints day.

The Collect.

ALmighty God, which hast knit together thy elect in one Communion and fellowship in the mysticall body of thy Sonne Jesus Christ our Lord : grant us grace so to follow thy holy Saints in all vertuous and godly living, that wee may come to those unspeakeable joyes, which thou hast prepared for all them that unfainedly love thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
 

 

Nov. 1

The Epistle.

The Gospel.

Revel.7.2. [-12]

Mat.5.1. [-12]


 

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