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The Sunday next before
ALMIGHTY God, we ALMIGHTY and ever
beseech thee graciously to lasting God, who of thy behold this thy family, for tender love toward man which our Lord Jesus kind, hast sent thy Son, our
Christ was contented to be Saviour Jesus Christ, to betrayed, and given up into take him our flesh
the hands of wicked men, upon and to suffer death upon
and to suffer death upon the cross, that all mankind the cross. And this we beg should follow the example in the name of our Mediaof his great humility; mer tor; through whom cifully grant, that we may
ascribe unto thee all honour both follow the example of and glory, now and ever. his patience, and also be Amen. made partakers of his resurrection, through the
ALMIGHTY and everJesus Christ lasting God, by whose Spirit Lord. Amen.
the whole body of the church is governed and
sanctified ; receive our supTHE GOSPEL.
which we offer before thee Matt. xxvii. 1 54.
for all estates of men in thy
holy church, that every WHEN the morning member of the same, in his was come, &c. Truly vocation and ministry, may this was the Son of God. truly and faithfully serve
thee, through our Lord THE EPISTLE. and Saviour Jesus Christ.
O MERCIFUL God, LOOK not every man
who hast made all men, on his own things, &c. and hatest nothing that
to the glory of God, thou hast made, nor wouldst the Father.
the death of a sinner, but
rather that he should be the gates of everlasting life; converted, and live; have
that we thy servants, mercy upon all unbelievers having this hope, may purify and heathen, and take ourselves even
as he is from them all ignorance, pure; and by continually hardness of heart, and mortifying our corrupt afcontempt of thy word; fections, may pass the grave and so fetch them home and gate of death, to our blessed Lord, to thy flock, joyful resurrection; which that they may be saved we ask as disciples of him, among
the remnant of the who died, and was buried, true Israelites, and be made and rose again for us, thy one fold under one shep- Son Jesus Christ our Lord. herd, Jesus Christ our Amen. Lord. Amen.
John, xx. 1 10.
PILATE therefore took THE first day of the Jesus, &c. - They shall week, &c. - unto their look on him whom they
own home. pierced
Col. iii. 111.
IF ye then be risen with
Christ, &c. — but Christ THE law, having a sha
is all and in all. dow, &c.
as ye see the day approaching.
The First Sunday after
overcome Son to die for our sins, and death, and opened unto us to rise again for our justifi
The Second Sunday after THE COLLECT.
ALMIGHTY God, who
in error, the light of thy ALMIGHTY God, who truth, to the intent that hast given thine only Son they may return into the to be unto us both a sa
of righteousness; crifice for sin, and also an grant unto all those who example of godly life; are admitted into the felgive us grace, that we lowship of Christ's relimay always most thank- gion, that they may avoid fully receive this inestima- those things that are conble benefit, and daily en- trary to their profession, deavour ourselves to follow and follow all such things
THE COLLECT. O ALMIGHTY God, who alone canst order the unruly wills and affec- O LORD, from whom tions of sinful men; grant all good things do come; unto thy people, that they grant to us thy humble may love the thing which servants, that by thy holy thou commandest, and de- inspiration we may think sire that which thou dost those things that be good, promise ; that so among and by thy merciful guidthe sundry and manifolding may perform the same, changes of the world, our through our Lord Jesus hearts may surely there Christ. Amen.
The Ascension Day.
O GOD, the King of GRANT, we beseech
glory, who hast exalted thee, Almighty God, that
thine only Son Jesus we do believe thy
Christ with great triumph only begotten Son
unto thy kingdom in heavLord Jesus Christ to have
we beseech thee ascended into the heav
leave us not comfortless;
but send to us thine holy ens, so we may also in heart and mind thither Spirit to comfort us, and
unto the same ascend, and with him continually dwell, who liveth place whither our Saviour to make intercession for
Christ is gone before,
who liveth to make interus, at the right hand of God, for ever and ever.
cession for us at the right Amen.
hand of God for ever and
John, xv. 26 xvi. 4. JESUS appeared unto the eleven, &c.
WHEN the Comforter