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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 for......the life of the world to come.

From the Chirtp-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

their mind to high and heavenly things; as well because it doth greatly establish and confirm their faith of eternal salvation, to be enjoyed through Christ; as because it doth fervently kin dle their love towards God: so, for curious and carnal persons, lacking the Spirit of Christ, to have continually before their eyes the sentence of God's Predestination, is a most dangerous downfall, whereby the devil doth thrust them either into desperation, or into wretchedness of most unclean living, no less perilous than desperation.

Furthermore, we must receive God's promises in such wise, as they be generally set forth to us in Holy Scripture, and in our doings, that will of God is to be followed, which we have expressly declared unto us in the Word of God.

From the Homilies.


HOMILY 2. Of the Misery of all Mankind. HOMILY 3. Of the Salvation of all Mankind.


Fourthly, we must believe everlasting life. Wherefore it followeth in the Creed, "I believe everlasting life;" that is to say, I believe, that when we shall rise from death, then we shall live ever with Christ in perfect holiness and justice, and in such a glorious joy, as no tongue can tell, nor heart think. And this treatise of the Creed we must end with this word, "Amen;" which is as much as to say, as, I believe all the articles of our belief, before rehearsed, be very true, and thereof I have a true faith, trust, and confidence. Therefore, good children, from the bottom of your hearts, you must believe in the Holy Ghost, which doth promise unto us remission of our sins, by all the true preachers and ministers of God's Word. And he doth also give light to our hearts and minds, and moveth us to believe God's Word, and to put our faith and trust in him. And the same Holy Ghost doth daily purify and sanctify us, purge and cleanse us from sin, and, after this bodily death, shall raise us again to everlasting life. And take this for a sure conclusion, and doubt nothing thereof, that the Holy Ghost, as he hath begun these things in us, so he will finish the same in us, if we obey him, and continue in faith unto the end of our lives: for he that continueth unto the end shall be saved. And this is the sum, and also the most plain understanding of this third part of the Creed, entreating of our sanctification or hallowing.

Wherefore, good children, mark well this lesson, that when ye be demanded, How understand you the third part of the Creed? ye may answer thus: I believe, that neither by man's strength, power, nor wisdom, neither by mine own endeavour, nor compass of mine own reason, I am able to believe in Jesus Christ, or to come unto him. But the Holy Ghost did call me by the Word of the Gospel, and with the gifts of his grace he hath hitherto endowed me, and hallowed me, and in the true faith he hath hitherto preserved and confirmed me: and this he hath not done only to me, but also he calleth and gathereth together, in the unity of one faith and one baptism, all the universal church, that is here in earth, and he halloweth, keepeth, and preserveth the same in the true knowledge of Christ, and faith in his promises. And in this church he giveth free and general pardon to me, and to all that believe in him, of all our sins, offences, and trespasses; and at the last day he shall raise me and all others that be dead; and all that died in the true faith of Jesus Christ he shall glorify in the life everlasting. Therefore, to the said Holy Ghost that sanctifieth us, with the Father that made and created us, and the Son that redeemed us, be given all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.

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