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Nunc Dimittis. St Luke ii. 29.

LORD, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace:

according to thy word.

For mine eyes have seen: thy salvation,

Which thou hast prepared: before the face of all people; To be a light to lighten the Gentiles: and to be the glory of thy people Israel.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end.

Amen.

Or else this Psalm; except it be on the Twelfth Day of the Month.

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OD be merciful unto us, and bless us and shew us the light of his countenance, and be merciful unto us. That thy way may be known upon earth: thy saving health among all nations.

Let the people praise thee, O God: yea, let all the people praise thee.

O let the nations rejoice and be glad for thou shalt judge the folk righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Let the people praise thee, O God: yea, let all the people praise thee.

Then shall the earth bring forth her increase: and God, even our own God, shall give us his blessing.

God shall bless us and all the ends of the world shall fear him.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen.

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Then shall be said or sung the Apostles' Creed by the
Minister and the people, standing :

BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty, Maker of
heaven and earth:

And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary, Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and buried, He descended into Hell; The third day he rose again from the dead, He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right

hand of God the Father Almighty; From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost; The holy Catholick Church; The Communion of Saints; The Forgiveness of sins; The Resurrection of the body, And the life everlasting. Amen.

And after that, these Prayers following, all devoutly kneeling; the Minister first pronouncing with a loud voice, The Lord be with you.

Answer. And with thy spirit.
Minister. Let us pray.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.

¶ Then the Minister, Clerks, and people, shall say the Lord's Prayer with a loud voice.

UR Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil. Amen.

¶ Then the Priest standing up, shall say,

O Lord, shew thy mercy upon us;
Answer. And grant us thy salvation.

Priest. O Lord, save the Queen.

Answer. And mercifully hear us when we call upon thee. Priest. Endue thy Ministers with righteousness.

Answer. And make thy chosen people joyful.

Priest. O Lord, save thy people.

Answer. And bless thine inheritance.

Priest. Give peace in our time, O Lord.

Answer. Because there is none other that fighteth for us,

but only thou, O God.

Priest. O God, make clean our hearts within us.
Answer. And take not thy holy Spirit from us.

¶ Then shall follow three Collects; the first of the Day, the second for Peace; the third for Aid against all Perils, as hereafter followeth which last two Collects shall be daily said at Evening Prayer without alteration..

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The second Collect at Evening Prayer..

God, from whom all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works do proceed; Give unto thy servants that peace which the world cannot give; that both our hearts may be set to obey thy commandments, and also that by thee we being defended from the fear of our enemies may pass our time in rest and quietness; through the merits of Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.

The third Collect, for Aid against all Perils. IGHTEN our darkness, we beseech thee, O Lord; and

great mercy defend us

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gers of this night; for the love of thy only Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.

¶ In Quires and Places where they sing, here followeth the Anthem..

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A Prayer for the Queen's Majesty.

Lord' our heavenly Father, high and mighty, King of kings, Lord of lords, the only Ruler of princes, who dost from thy throne behold all the dwellers upon earth; Most heartily we beseech thee with thy favour to behold our most gracious Sovereign Lady, Queen VICTORIA, and so replenish her with the grace of thy Holy Spirit, that she may alway incline to thy will, and walk in thy way: Endue her plenteously with heavenly gifts; grant her in health and wealth long to live; strengthen her that she may vanquish and overcome all her enemies; and finally, after this life, she may attain everlasting joy and felicity; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Prayer for the Royal Family.

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LMIGHTY God, the fountain of all goodness, we hum

bly beseech thee to bless Adelaide the Queen Dowager, the Prince Albert, and all the Royal Family; Endue them with thy holy Spirit; enrich them with thy heavenly grace; prosper them with all happiness; and bring them to thine everlasting kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen..

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A Prayer for the Clergy and people.

LMIGHTY and everlasting God, who alone workest great marvels; Send down upon our Bishops, and Curates, and all Congregations committed to their charge, the healthful Spirit of thy grace; and that they may truly please thee, pour upon them the continual dew of thy blessingGrant this, O Lord, for the honour of our Advocate and Mediator, Jesus Christ.. Amen.

TA Prayer for the High Court of Parliament, to be read during their Session.

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OST gracious God, we humbly beseech thee, as for this Kingdom in general, so especially for the High Court of Parliament, under our most religious and gracious Queen at this time assembled: That thou wouldest be pleased to direct and prosper all their consultations to the advancement of thy glory, the good of thy Church, the safety, honour, and welfare of our Sovereign, and her Dominions; that all things may be so ordered and settled by their endeavours, upon the best and surest foundations, that peace and happiness, truth and justice, religion and piety, may be established among us for all generations. These and all other necessaries, for them, for us, and thy whole Church, we humbly beg in the Name and Mediation of Jesus Christ our most blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen.

TA Collect or Prayer for all conditions of men, to be used at such times when the Litany is not appointed to be said.

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GOD, the Creator and Preserver of all mankind, we humbly beseech thee for all sorts and conditions of men; that thou wouldest be pleased to make thy ways known unto them, thy saving health unto all nations. More especially, we pray for the good estate of the Catholick Church; that it may be so guided and governed by thy good Spirit, that all who profess and call themselves Christians may be led into the way of truth, and hold the faith in unity of spirit, in the bond of peace, and in righteousness of life. Finally, we commend to thy fatherly goodness all those, who are any ways afflicted, or distressed, in mind, body,

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or estate; [*especially those for whom desire the Prayers of the Conour prayers are desired,] that it may please thee to comfort and relieve them, acccording to their several necessities, giving them patience under their sufferings,. and a happy issue out of all their afflictions. And this we beg for Jesus Christ his sake. Amen.

A Prayer that may be said after any of the former.

God, whose nature and property is ever to have mercy and to forgive, receive our humble petitions; and though we be tied and bound with the chain of our sins, yet let the pitifulness of thy great mercy loose us; for the honour of Jesus Christ, our Mediator and Advocate. Amen.

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to all men;

TA General Thanksgiving.

that have been prayed for desire to return praise.

LMIGHTY God, Father of all mercies, we thine unworthy servants do give thee most humble and hearty thanks for all thy goodness and loving-kindness to us, and [* particularly to those who desire now to offer This is to be said when any up their praises and thanksgivings for thy late mercies vouchsafed unto them.] We bless thee for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all, for thine inestimable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. And, we beseech thee, give us that due sense of all thy mercies, that our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful, and that we shew forth thy praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives; by giving up ourselves to thy service, and by walking before thee in holiness and righteousness all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom with thee and the Holy Ghost be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.*

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A Prayer of St. Chrysostom.

LMIGHTY God, who hast given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplications unto thee; and dost promise, that when two or three are gathered together in thy Name thou wilt grant their requests: Fulfil now, O Lord, the desires and petitions of thy servants, as may be most expedient for them; granting us in this world knowledge of thy truth, and in the world to come life everlasting. Amen.

2 Cor. xiii.

THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all

evermore.

Amen.

T Then shall follow the Sermon, or one of the Homilies already set forth, or hereafter to be set forth, by authority. ¶ Then shall the Priest return to the Lord's Table, and begin the Offertory, saying one or more of these Sentences following, as he thinketh most convenient in his discretion.†

*Here an occasional prayer or prayers, is to be used, whenever necessarysee the Prayer-book for the occasional prayers.

+ These Sentences are only repeated in England on those days, or occasions, when the Holy Communion is administered; but in the Isle of Man and all the other Colonies where there are no poor laws, they are always read by the Minister at the close of each Service, during the time the Collection is make ing for the poor..

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