Imatges de pÓgina

ye are all the children of God, by faith in Jesus Christ For as many of you have been baptized into Christ, have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. Heb. xii. 1, 2. 28, 29. Wherefore, seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Wherefore, we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably, with reverence, and godly fear: for our God is a consuming fire. (See the foregoing Chapters upon each of the several Articles of the Christian Faith.) (Heb. xiii. 20, 21.)

From the Book of Common Prayer.



fore let us beseech him to grant us true repentance, and his Holy Spirit; that those things may please him which we do at this present, and that the rest of our lif hereafter may be pure and holy; so that at the last we may come to his eternal joy, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Te Deum. We therefore pray thee, help thy servants, whom thou hast redeemed with thy precious blood.

Make them to be numbered with thy saints in glory everlasting.

O Lord, save thy people, and bless thine he ritage.

Govern them, and lift them up for ever. Apostles' Creed. I believe in......the life everlasting.

Prayer for the King's Majesty.... And finally, after this life, he may attain everlasting joy and felicity.......

Prayer for the Royal Family....And bring them to thine everlasting kingdom,......

Prayer of St. Chrysostom....Granting us in

this world knowledge of thy truth, and in the world to come life everlasting.

LITANY..............That it may please thee..... finally to beat down Satan under our feet.

General THANKSGIVING. Almighty God.... We bless thee for......for the hope of glory.

COLLECT for the second Sunday in Advent..... That by patience and comfort of thy holy Word, we may embrace and ever hold fast, the blessed hope of everlasting life, which thou hast given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ.

For St. Stephen's Day. Grant, O Lord, that in all our sufferings here upon earth, for the testimony of thy truth, we may steadfastly look up to heaven, and by faith behold the glory that shall be revealed.


For the Epiphany • Mercifully grant, that we, which know thee now by faith, may after this life have the fruition of thy glorious Godhead.

For the sixth Sunday after the Epiphany. O God, whose blessed Son was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil, and make us the sons of God, and heirs of eternal life; grant us, we beseech thee, that having this hope, we may purify ourselves even as he is pure; that when he shall appear again with power and great glory, we may be made like unto him in his eternal and glorious kingdom;......

For Easter-Day. Almighty God, who through thine only-begotten Son Jesus Christ, hast overcome death, and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life;......

For the first Sunday after Easter. Almighty Father, who hast given thine only Son to die for our sins, and to rise again for our justification;......

For the eleventh Sunday after Trinity. Mercifully grant unto us such a measure of thy grace, that we, running the way of thy commandments, may obtain thy gracious promises, and be made partakers of thy heavenly treasure;


For St. Peter's Day...... Make, we beseech thee, all bishops and pastors 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.

For All Saints' Day. O Almighty God, who hast knit together thine elect in one communion and fellowship, in the mystical body of thy Son Christ our Lord; grant us grace so to follow thy blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those unspeakable joys, which thou hast prepared for them that unfeignedly love thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. COMMUNION. Nicene Creed...... And I look ......the life of the world to come.

From the Thirty-nine Articles.


Of Predestination and Election.

Predestination to life, is the everlasting purpose of God, whereby, before the foundations of the world were laid, he hath constantly decreed by his counsel, secret to us, to deliver from curse and damnation, those whom he hath chosen in Christ out of mankind, and to bring them by Christ to everlasting salvation, as vessels made to honour, Wherefore, they which be endued with so excellent a benefit of God, be called aocording to God's purpose by his Spirit working in due season: they through grace obey the calling they be justified freely: they be made sons of God by adoption; they be made like the image of his only-begotten Son Jesus Christ: they walk religiously in good works: and at length, by God's mercy, they attain to everlasting felicity.

As the godly consideration of Predestination, and our Election in Christ, is full of sweet, pleasant, and unspeakable comfort to godly persons, and such as feel in themselves the working of the Spirit of Christ, mortifying the works of the flesh, and their earthly members, and drawing up

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