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Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ. Titus ii. 13.
FOR THE NATIVITY OF CHRIST.
(Commonly called Christmas Day.) (HEN the fulness of the time was
come, God sent forth His Son, made of a woman, made under the law, 'to redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. Gal. iv. 4, 5.
The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we be held His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. John i. 14.
FOR THE EPIPHANY. T is a light thing that thou shouldest
be My servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel : I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be My salvation unto the end of the earth. Isai. xlix. 6. FOR THE DAY OF THE CRUCIFIXION
OF OUR LORD. (Commonly called Good Friday.) ΑΙ
LL we like sheep have gone astray ;
we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all. Isai. liii. 6.
Who, His own self, bare our sins in His
own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by Whose stripes ye are healed. 1 Peter ii. 24. FOR THE DAY OF THE RESURRECTION
OF OUR LORD. (Commonly called Easter Day.) J ESUS said, I am the Resurrection, and the Life;
he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. John xi. 25.
FOR ASCENSION DAY.
hast led captivity captive: Thou hast received gifts for men : yea, for the rebellious also, that the Lord God might dwell among them. Psalm lxviii. 18. FOR THE DAY OF THE DESCENT OF
THE HOLY SPIRIT.
(Commonly called Whitsunday.) WHE
HEN the Comforter is come, Whom
I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of Truth, which proceedeth from the Father, He shall testify of Me,
John xv, 26. FOR TRINITY SUNDAY. THI NHROUGH Him we have access by One
Spirit unto the Father. Eph. ii. 18. DEARLY
beloved brethren, the Scripacknowledge and confess our manifold sins
and wickedness; and that we should not dissemble nor cloke them before the face of Almighty God our heavenly Father; but confess them with an humble, lowly, penitent, and obedient heart; to the end that we may obtain forgiveness of the same, by His infinite goodness and mercy. And as we ought at all times humbly to acknowledge our sins before God; it behoveth us so to do when we assemble and meet together to render thanks for the great benefits that we have received at His hands, to set forth His most worthy praise, to hear His most Holy Word, and to ask those things which are requisite and necessary, as well for the body as the soul. Wherefore, I pray and beseech you, as many as here present, to accompany me with a pure heart, and humble voice, unto the throne of the heavenly grace, saying
TA GENERAL CONFESSION To be said of the whole Congregation with the Minister, all kneeling.
; We have erred, and strayed from Thy ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have offended against Thy holy laws. We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; And we have done those things which we ought not to have done; And there is no health in us.
But Thou, O Lord, have mercy upon
us, who have sinned against Thee. Spare thou them, O God, which confess their faults. Restore Thou them that are penitent; According to Thy promises declared unto mankind in Christ Jesus our Lord. And grant, О most merciful Father, for His sake; That we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life, To the glory of Thy holy Name. Amen.
THE DECLARATION OF GOD'S MERCY, IN CHRIST, TO ALL WHO TRULY REPENT AND BELIEVE HIS HOLY GOSPEL:
To be said by the Minister alone, standing; the people still kneeling.
Lord Jesus Christ, Who desireth not the death of a sinner, but rather that he may turn from his wickedness, and live; and Who now commandeth all men everywhere to repent, that they may receive, at His gracious hands, the pardon and remission of their sins: He pardoneth and receiveth all them that truly repent, and unfeignedly believe His holy Gospel. Wherefore let us beseech Him to grant us His Holy Spirit to lead us to true repentance, that those things may please Him which we do at this present; and that the rest of our life hereafter may be pure and holy; so that at the last we may come to His eternal joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. T The people shall answer here, and at the end
of every prayer, Amen.
T Then the Minister shall kneel, and say the Lord's
Prayer distinctly; the people also kneeling, and repeating it with him, both here, and wheresoever else it is used in Divine Service.
UR Father, Who art in heaven, Halcome. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation ; But deliver us from evil: For Thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.
T Then likewise he shall say,
Answer. And our mouth shall show forth Thy praise.' | Here all standing up, the Minister shall say.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
Answer. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.
Minister. Praise ye the Lord.
sung this Psalm following ; except on The Day of our Lord's Resurrection, upon which another Anthem is appointed, as followeth below; or a Hymn may be substituted at the discretion of the Minister.