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In all time of our tribulation; in all time of our wealth; in the hour of death, and in the day of Judgment.

Good Lord, deliver us.

COLLECT for the first Sunday in Advent. Almighty God give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day when he shall come again in his glorious majesty, to judge both the quick and dead, we may rise to the life immortal, through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, now and

ever.

For the third Sunday in Advent. O Lord Jesu Christ, who at thy first coming didst send thy messenger to prepare thy way before thee; Grant that the ministers and stewards of thy mysteries, may likewise so prepare and make ready thy way, by turning the hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just: that at thy second coming to judge the world, we may be found an acceptable people in thy sight, who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end.

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

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 the Sunday next before Easter. Almighty and everlasting God, who of thy tender mercy towards mankind, hast sent thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ, to take upon him our flesh, and to suffer death upon the cross, that all mankind should follow the example of his great humility; mercifully grant that we may both follow the example of his patience, and also be made partakers of his resurrection ; . . . . . .

For Easter Even. Grant, O Lord, that as we are baptized into the death of thy blessed Son our Saviour Jesus Christ; so by continual mortifying our corrupt affections, we may be buried with him, and that through the grave and gate of death, we may pass to our joyful resurrection, for his merits who died, and was buried, and rose again for us, thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

COMMUNION.

Nicene Creed. I believe.... in our Lord Jesus Christ......who......sitteth on the right hand of the Father; and......shall come again with glory to judge both the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.

. And I look for the resurrection of the dead;......

VISITATION OF THE SICK.

COMMUNION OF THE SICK.

BURIAL OF THE DEAD.

From the Thirty-nine Articles.

ARTICLE IV.

Of the Resurrection of Christ.

Christ did truly rise again from death, and took again his body, with flesh, bones, and all things appertaining to the perfection of man's nature, wherewith he ascended into heaven, and there sitteth, until he return to judge all men at the last day.

ARTICLE XXII.

Of Purgatory.

The Romish doctrine concerning purgatory, pardons, worshipping and adoration, as well of images as of reliques, and also invocation of saints, is a fond thing, vainly invented, and grounded upon no warranty of Scripture, but rather repugnant to the Word of God.

From the Homilies.

BOOK I.

HOMILY 2. Of the Misery of all Mankind. HOMILY 3. Of the Salvation of all Mankind. HOMILY 9. An Exhortation against the Fear of Death.

BOOK II.

HOMILY 14. Of the Resurrection, for Easter

Day.

CRANMER'S CATECHISM.

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Thirdly, we must believe the resurrection of the flesh; wherefore after the article of the remission of sin followeth next this article: I believe the rising again of the flesh." For among other punishments for original sin, laid upon Adam and his posterity, we daily see this horrible pain, that the goodly beautiful body of man, created to immortality, must needs once be dissolved by death, and brought to a filthy and stinking corpse and grave, that the tyranny of sin (which so long as we live rageth in our flesh) by our death may cease and have an end, as St.

Paul saith unto the Romans: for by death of the body, cease all the desires, concupiscences, and rages of the mind, which be against the will and commandments of God. There cease also all sins against our neighbour, as ire, envy, lechery, covetousness, pride, and all ill affections and at the last day God shall raise us again from death, so that such infirmities and sins shall no more be found in us, but we shall be pure, spiritual, and immortal, and like to the bright and clear body of Christ. And that we may the more assuredly believe this, both Christ himself rose from death, and many saints also with him.

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KING EDWARD THE SIXTH'S CATECHISM.

Master. The end of the world, holy Scripture calleth the fulfilling and performance of the kingdom and mystery of Christ, and the renewing of all things. For, says the Apostle Peter, (2 Pet. iii.) "We look for a new heaven and a new earth, according to the promise of God: wherein dwelleth righteousness." And it seemeth reason that corruption, unstedfast change, and sin, whereunto the whole world is subject, should at length have an end. Now, by what way, and what fashion of circumstances, these things shall come to pass, I would fain hear thee tell?

Scholar. I will tell you, as well as I can, ac

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