« ZurückWeiter »
Minister. By the mystery of Thy holy Incarnation;
By Thy holy Nativity;
And by the coming of the Holy Ghost, the Comforter:
And to lead and govern Thy holy Christian Church in the right way;
To preserve all pastors and ministers of Thy Church in the true knowledge and understanding of Thy Word, and in holiness of life;
To put an end to all schisms and causes of offense; To bring into the way of truth all such as have erred, and are deceived; To beat down Satan under our feet; To send faithful laborers into Thy harvest; To accompany Thy Word with Thy Spirit and grace; To raise up them that fall, and to strengthen such as do stand; And to comfort and help the weak-hearted and the distressed: Congregation b
To give to all nations peace and concord;
To behold and succor all who are in danger, necessity, and tribulation;
And to have mercy upon all men:
To forgive our enemies, persecutors, and slanderers, and to turn their hearts;
To give and preserve to our use the fruits of the earth;
And graciously to hear our prayers: Congregation.
The first Series of Collects is to be used with the first Service; the second Series, together with the Introits, to be used with the second or Common Serrice.
FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT.
The Collect. Lord God, heavenly Father, we thank Thee, we bless and praise Thee forever, that Thou didst send Thy Son to rule over us poor sinners, who for our transgressions did justly deserve to remain in the bondage of sin and Satan, and didst give us in Him a meek and righteous King, who by His death became our Savior from sin and eternal death: We beseech Thee so to enlighten, govern and direct us by Thy Holy Spirit, that we may ever remain faithful to this righteous King and Savior, and not, after the manner of the world, be offended with His humble form and despised word, but, firmly believing in Him, obtain eternal salvation; through the same, Thy beloved Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, one true God, world without end. Amen.
Unto Thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul: O my God, I trust in Thee;
I. Epistle, Rom. xiii: 11-14. Gospel, Matt. xxi: 1-9.
Gospel, John xviii: 33–37.
SECOND SUNDAY IN ADVENT.
The Collect. Lord God, heavenly Father, who by Thy Son hast revealed to us that heaven and earth shall pass away, that our bodies shall rise again, and that we all shall appear before the judgment seat: We beseech Thee, keep us by Thy Holy Spirit in Thy word; establish us in the true faith, graciously defend us from sin and preserve us in all temptations, that our hearts may not be overcharged with surfeiting and drunkenness, and cares of this life, but that we may ever watch and pray and, trusting fully in Thy grace, await with joy the glorious coming of Thy Son, and at last obtain eternal salvation, through Thy beloved Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, one true God, world without end. Amen.
Daughter of Zion: behold thy salvation cometh. The Lord shall cause His glorious voice to be heard: and ye shall have gladness of heart.
Ps. Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel: Thou that leadest Joseph like a flock. Glory be to the Father, &c.