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with comfort to the Family, by using the shorter Morning Prayers at the usual hour, and then at the ordinary hour of Public Service re-assembling the Family, and either using the whole of the appointed Services of the day, or at least some such abbreviation of them as follows.
The General Confession,
The Lord's Prayer.
Canticle or Hymn (to be sung).
One of the Three Creeds.
Suffrages and Collects; The Collect “ Almighty God unto whom all hearts be
open,” with the two “ Kyrie Eleeisons."
The Prayer for the Church Militant.
or, on Saints' days,
Collect and Grace.
In the same manner the Litany days may be observed, by the
use of the shorter Morning Service at the usual hour, and the Litany with other special prayers said in the middle of the day, by all who are able to re-assemble at that time.
THE SEASONS OF THE YEAR.
By attention to the construction of the Daily Services, additional Prayers and Collects will be readily found in each, adapted to those seasons of the year which each day in part commemorates.
Advent. | The 3rd or 4th week in Advent is an Ember Week. NOW it is high time to awake out of sleep; for
now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. Rom. xiii.
The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Rom. xiii.
Let your moderation be known unto all men; the Lord is at hand. Phil. iv.
We look for the Saviour the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall change our vile body that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body. Phil. iii.
The Lord my God will come, and all the saints with thee. Zech. xiv.
This is his name, whereby he shall be called, The Lord Our Righteousness. Jer. xxiii.
The Grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men; Teaching us that denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ. Titus ii.
Take ye heed, watch and pray; for ye know not when the time is. S. Mark xiv.
Behold I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him and he with me. Rev. iii. Behold I come quickly; and my
vard is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. Ib. xxii.
He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly; Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. 16.
The following Sentences are translations of Seven Ancient Anthems, alluded to on December 16, in the Calendar, under the words “ O Sapientia," which were formerly sung on seven days preceding Christmas day. They may be used immediately before the Invocation.
Dec. 16 or 17. O Sapientia. O
WISDOM, which camest out of the mouth of
the Most High, reaching from one end to another, mightily and sweetly ordering all things; Come, and teach us in the way of understanding.
Dec. 18. O Adonai. -O Lord and Ruler of the house of Israel, who appearedst to Moses in a flame of fire in the bush, and gavest him the law in Sinai; Corne and deliver us with an outstretched arm.
Dec. 19. O Radix Jesse.—0 Root of Jesse, which standest for an ensign of the people, at whom kings shall shut their mouths, thou to whom the Gentiles shall seek; Come, and deliver us now, tarry not.
Dec. 20. O Clavis David.0 Key of David, and sceptre of the House of Israel, thou that openest and no man shutteth, and shuttest and no man openeth; Come and bring the prisoner out of the prison house, and him that sitteth in darkness, and in the shadow of death.
Dec. 21, O Oriens.-0 Orient, Brightness of the Everlasting Light, and Sun of Righteousness; Come and enlighten them that sit in darkness, and in the shadow of death.
Dec. 22. O Rex Gentium.-0 King and Desire of all Nations, Thou Corner-stone, who hast made both one! Come and save man, whom thou formedst from the clay.
Dec. 23. O Emmanuel.-- Emmanuel, our King and Lawgiver, Hope of the Gentiles, and their Saviour; Come and save us, O Lord our God.
THE ADVENT INVOCATION. 0 Thou who didst come down in the form of sinful men, who shalt come again in glory to judge the world.
Glory be to thee, O Lord.
PRAYER IN ADVENT.
O GOD, who by thy Church hast appointed this
holy time as a preparation for the great solemnity of thy mercy in the birth of our Redeemer, grant that we may make a right use there
of, and so employ this Advent as to prepare our souls for meeting him, and may search into all our sins, and enter upon such means as may be necessary to overcome them, that having a memory of thy judginents, we may be watchful over all our ways, and calling over the account of our whole lives may accuse and condemn ourselves, and laying hold of the mediation of thy blood, O Blessed Jesus, and looking for none other but thee, and placing our whole confidence in thee, may find mercy with thee, and acceptance in the last great day. Amen.