Imatges de pÓgina

truth, and thou thyself its everlasting light. May it daily bring forth children to thee, walking here by the Gospel, and Spirit of thy Son our Lord Jesus, and hereafter translated from this his mystical body on earth, to thy heavenly choirs above. Send forth thy Holy Ghost, O God, as thou hast promised, that he, dwelling in our hearts, may form our whole inward man, and make us one with thee in charity. And thou, O Holy Ghost, receive and hear our prayers, thou best of comforters, thou author of all good, for Jesus' sake. Amen.

Prayers for the Clergy should be especially used at this time,

such as those scattered throughout the Daily Services.


AND SIX DAYS AFTER. (See p. 162.)

THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord; according

to whose most true promise, the Holy Ghost came down as at this time from heaven with a sudden great sound, as it had been a mighty wind, in the likeness of fiery tongues, lighting upon the Apostles, to teach them, and to lead them to all truth; giving them both the gift of divers languages, and also boldness with fervent zeal constantly to preach the Gospel unto all nations; whereby we have been brought out of darkness and error into the clear light and true knowledge of thee, and of thy Son Jesus Christ.

To be said by all. Therefore with Angels, &c. (p. 183.)

Trinity. THEY rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy,

holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come. Rev. iv.

And he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him; and lo, a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Matt. iii.

There are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost; and these three are one.

1 John v.


O Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts, Eternal Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Glory be to thee, O Lord Most High.


118, 149, 150.


BEFORE thee, O sacred Trinity, Father, Son,

and Holy Ghost, three persons and one God, we bow down. To thee be praise, eternal Father, who madest us out of nothing, and preparest us for thyself. To thee be praise, O uncreated Son, who hast redeemed us by thy blood, and opened for us the gates of heaven. To thee be praise, O Holy Ghost, who hast sanctified us by thy grace, and consecrated us as temples to our God. Glory, glory, glory, be to thee O God most high. Amen.


TRINITY ONLY. (See p. 162.) Or it may be said at other times when confession of this glori

ous doctrine is desired to be made, but is not intended, as the

other prefaces, for a whole week. WHO art one God, one Lord; not one only

Person, but three Persons in one Substance. For that which we believe of the glory of the Father, the same we believe of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, without any difference or inequality.

To be said by all. THEREFORE with Angels and Archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious name, evermore praising thee and saying, Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of hosts; heaven and earth are full of thy glory ; Glory be to thee, O Lord most High. Amen.

1 During the week following the Feast of Trinity, one of the

weeks near to the Festival of St. Matthew is an Ember Week.


Sentences and Psalms, &c., relating to the Offices, Sufferings,

and Glory of Christ, alluded to on days mentioned in the Calendar, as The Transfiguration," The Name of

Jesus," Holy Cross," 8c. FOR our conversation is in heaven, from whence

we also look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall change our vile body, that it may be made like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able to subdue all things unto himself. Phil. ii.

God hath highly exalted him, and given him a Name which is above every name; that at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Phil. ii.

From the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my Name shall be great among the Gentiles. Mal. i.

God forbid that I should glory, save in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. Gal. vi.

Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. S. Mark viii.

29, 76, 84.–54, 72.-22, 38.



The Sentences and Prayers following are intended to be in

serted in the Daily Services in the same manner as those
in the foregoing pages for the Seasons.
The Annunciation, &c. of the Blessed

Birgin Mary.
BLESSED is she that believed; for there shall

be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord. Luke i.

And the Angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women. Ib.

O thou who wast born of a pure Virgin.

Glory be to thee, O Lord.

18, 123, 126, 131.
On these days the Magnificatshould be always said.


(Dean Hickes.) On the Annunciation. On the Purification.

O God, who didst Who permittest us send thine Angel Gabri- this day to commemoel from heaven to the rate the blessed Virgin Virgin mother of our presenting in the temLord to manifest the In- ple herself to be puricarnation of thy eternal fied and her Son to be Son.

redeemed according to

the law. Give us grace, we beseech thee, to adore and praise the condescension of thy providence; give us all her purity, modesty, and piety, prudence


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