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Collects: Traditional




First Sunday of Advent

Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the
works of darkness, and put upon us the armor 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 the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through
him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Preface of Advent


Second Sunday of Advent

Merciful God, who sent thy messengers the prophets to
preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation:
Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins,
that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our
Redeemer; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy
Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Preface of Advent



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Third Sunday of Advent

Stir up thy power, O Lord, and with great might come
among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins,
let thy bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver
us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and
the Holy Ghost, be honor and glory, world without end.
Amen.

Preface of Advent

Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday of this week are the traditional winter
Ember Days.


Fourth Sunday of Advent

We beseech thee, Almighty God, to purify our consciences by
thy daily visitation, that when thy Son Jesus Christ cometh he
may find in us a mansion prepared for himself; through the
same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with
thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for
ever. Amen.

Preface of Advent


The Nativity of Our Lord:  Christmas Day     December 25

O God, who makest us glad by the yearly remembrance of
the birth of thy only Son Jesus Christ: Grant that as we
joyfully receive him for our Redeemer, so we may with sure
confidence behold him when he shall come to be our Judge;
who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one
God, world without end. Amen.

or the following



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O God, who hast caused this holy night to shine with the
illumination of the true Light: Grant us, we beseech thee,
that as we have known the mystery of that Light upon earth,
so may we also perfectly enjoy him in heaven; where with
thee and the Holy Spirit he liveth and reigneth, one God, in
glory everlasting. Amen.

or this

Almighty God, who hast given us thy only-begotten Son to
take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a
pure virgin: Grant that we, being regenerate and made thy
children by adoption and grace, may daily be renewed by thy
Holy Spirit; through the same our Lord Jesus Christ, who
liveth and reigneth with thee and the same Spirit ever, one
God, world without end. Amen.

Preface of the Incarnation

The Collect immediately preceding and any of the sets of Proper Lessons
for Christmas Day serve for any weekdays between Holy Innocents' Day
and the First Sunday after Christmas Day.


First Sunday after Christmas Day

This Sunday takes precedence over the three Holy Days which follow
Christmas Day. As necessary, the observance of one, two, or all three
of them, is postponed one day.

Almighty God, who hast poured upon us the new light of
thine incarnate Word: Grant that the same light, enkindled in
our hearts, may shine forth in our lives; through the same
Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in
the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
Amen.

Preface of the Incarnation



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The Holy Name    January 1

Eternal Father, who didst give to thine incarnate Son the holy
name of Jesus to be the sign of our salvation: Plant in every
heart, we beseech thee, the love of him who is the Savior of
the world, even our Lord Jesus Christ; who liveth
and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory
everlasting. Amen.

Preface of the Incarnation


Second Sunday after Christmas Day

O God, who didst wonderfully create, and yet more
wonderfully restore, the dignity of human nature: Grant
that we may share the divine life of him who humbled
himself to share our humanity, thy Son Jesus Christ; who
liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Preface of the Incarnation


The Epiphany    January 6

O God, who by the leading of a star didst manifest thy only-
begotten Son to the peoples of the earth: Lead us, who know
thee now by faith, to thy presence, where we may behold thy
glory face to face; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one
God, now and for ever. Amen.

Preface of the Epiphany

The preceding Collect, with the Psalm and Lessons for the Epiphany, or
those for the Second Sunday after Christmas, serves for weekdays
between the Epiphany and the following Sunday. The Preface of the
Epiphany is used.



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First Sunday after the Epiphany: The Baptism of our Lord

Father in heaven, who at the baptism of Jesus in the River
Jordan didst proclaim him thy beloved Son and anoint him
with the Holy Spirit: Grant that all who are baptized into his
Name may keep the covenant they have made, and boldly
confess him as Lord and Savior; who with thee and the same
Holy Spirit liveth and reigneth, one God, in glory everlasting.
Amen.

Preface of the Epiphany


Second Sunday after the Epiphany

Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light
of the world: Grant that thy people, illumined by thy Word
and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ's
glory, that he may be known, worshiped, and obeyed to the
ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who with thee and the Holy Spirit liveth and reigneth, one
God, now and for ever. Amen.

Preface of the Epiphany, or of the Lord's Day


Third Sunday after the Epiphany

Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our
Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim to all people the Good
News of his salvation, that we and the whole world may
perceive the glory of his marvelous works; who liveth and
reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and
ever. Amen.

Preface of the Epiphany, or of the Lord's Day



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Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

Almighty and everlasting God, who dost govern all things in
heaven and earth: Mercifully hear the supplications of thy
people, and in our time grant us thy peace; through Jesus
Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the
Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Preface of the Epiphany, or of the Lord's Day


Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

Set us free, O God, from the bondage of our sins, and give us,
we beseech thee, the liberty of that abundant life which thou
hast manifested to us in thy Son our Savior Jesus Christ; who
liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Preface of the Epiphany, or of the Lord's Day


Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

O God, the strength of all who put their trust in thee:
Mercifully accept our prayers; and because through the
weakness of our mortal nature, we can do no good thing
without thee, give us the help of thy grace, that in keeping
thy commandments we may please thee both in will and deed;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with
thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Preface of the Epiphany, or of the Lord's Day


Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany

O Lord, who hast taught us that all our doings without
charity are nothing worth; Send thy Holy Ghost and pour



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into our hearts that most excellent gift of charity, the very
bond of peace and of all virtue, without which whosoever
liveth is counted dead before thee. Grant this for thine only
Son Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with thee
and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Preface of the Epiphany, or of the Lord's Day


Eighth Sunday after the Epiphany

Most loving Father, who willest us to give thanks for all
things, to dread nothing but the loss of thee, and to cast all
our care on thee who carest for us: Preserve us from faithless
fears and worldly anxieties, ang grant that no clouds of this
mortal life may hide from us the light of that love which is
immortal, and which thou hast manifested to us in thy Son
Jesus Christ our Lord; who liveth and reigneth with thee, in
the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
Amen.

Preface of the Epiphany, or of the Lord's Day


Last Sunday after the Epiphany

This Proper is always used on the Sunday before Ash Wednesday

O God, who before the passion of thy only-begotten Son
didst reveal his glory upon the holy mount: Grant unto us
that we, beholding by faith the light of his countenance, may
be strengthened to bear our cross, and be changed into his
likeness from glory to glory; through Jesus Christ
our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy
Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Preface of the Epiphany



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Ash Wednesday

The Proper Liturgy for this day is on page 264.

Almighty and everlasting God, who hatest nothing that thou
hast made and dost forgive the sins of all those who are
penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that
we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our
wretchedness, may obtain of thee, the God of all mercy,
perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our
Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Preface of Lent

This Collect, with the corresponding Psalm and Lessons, also serves for
the weekdays which follow, except as otherwise appointed.


First Sunday in Lent

Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be
tempted of Satan; Make speed to help thy servants who are
assaulted by manifold temptations; and, as thou knowest
their several infirmities, let each one find thee mighty to save;
through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and
reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for
ever. Amen.

Preface of Lent

Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday of this week are the traditional spring
Ember Days.


Second Sunday in Lent

O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious
to all who have gone astray from thy ways, and bring them
again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and
hold fast the unchangeable truth of thy Word, Jesus Christ



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thy Son; who with thee and the Holy Spirit liveth and
reigneth, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Preface of Lent


Third Sunday in Lent

Almighty God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves
to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and
inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all
adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil
thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus
Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the
Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Preface of Lent


Fourth Sunday in Lent

Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down
from heaven to be the true bread which giveth life to the
world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us,
and we in him; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the
Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Preface of Lent


Fifth Sunday in Lent

O Almighty God, who alone canst order the unruly wills and
affections of sinful men: Grant unto thy people that they may
love the thing which thou commandest, and desire that
which thou dost promise; that so, among the sundry and
manifold changes of the world, our hearts may surely there
be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus
Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the
Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Preface of Lent



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Sunday of the Passion:  Palm Sunday

The Proper Liturgy for this day is on page 270.

Almighty and everliving God, who, of thy tender love
towards mankind, hast sent thy Son our Savior 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; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who
liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God,
for ever and ever. Amen.

Preface of Holy Week


Monday in Holy Week

Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but
first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he
was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way
of the cross, may find it none other that the way of life and
peace; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who
liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God,
for ever and ever. Amen.

Preface of Holy Week


Tuesday in Holy Week

O God, by the passion of thy blessed Son didst make an
instrument of shameful death to be unto us the means of life:
Grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ, that we may gladly
suffer shame and loss for the sake of thy Son our Savior Jesus
Christ; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Preface of Holy Week



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Wednesday in Holy Week

O Lord God, whose blessed Son our Savior gave his back to
the smiters and hid not his face from shame: Give us grace
to take joyfully the sufferings of the present time, in full
assurance of the glory that shall be revealed; through the same
Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with
thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Preface of Holy Week


Maundy Thursday

The Proper Liturgy for this day is on page 274.

Almighty Father, whose dear Son, on the night before he
suffered, instituted the Sacrament of his Body and Blood:
Mercifully grant that we may thankfully receive the same
in remembrance of him who in these holy mysteries giveth us a
pledge of life eternal, the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord;
who now liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit
ever, one God, world without end. Amen.

Preface of Holy Week


Good Friday

The Proper Liturgy for this day is on page 276.

Almighty God, we beseech thee graciously to behold this thy
family, for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was contented to be
betrayed, and given into the hands of sinners, and to suffer
death upon the cross; who now liveth and reigneth with thee
and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.



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Holy Saturday

The Proper Liturgy for this day is on page 283.

O God, Creator of heaven and earth: Grant that, as the
crucified body of thy dear Son was laid in the tomb and
rested on this holy Sabbath, so we may await with him the
coming of the third day, and rise with him to newness of life;
who now liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


Easter Day

The Liturgy of the Easter Vigil is on page 285.

O God, who for our redemption didst give thine
only-begotten Son to the death of the cross, and by his
glorious resurrection hast delivered us from the power of
our enemy: Grant us so to die daily to sin, that we may
evermore live with him in the joy of his resurrection; through
Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth
with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
Amen.

or this

O God, who didst make this most holy night to shine with
the glory of the Lord's resurrection: Stir up in thy Church
that Spirit of adoption which is given to us in Baptism, that
we, being renewed both in body and mind, may worship thee
in sincerity and truth; through the same Jesus Christ our
Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the
Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

or this

Almighty God, who through thine only-begotten Son Jesus
Christ overcame death and opened unto us the gate of
everlasting life: Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the



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day of the Lord's resurrection, may be raised from the death
of sin by thy life-giving Spirit; through the same Jesus Christ
our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the same
Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Preface of Easter


Monday in Easter Week

Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that we who celebrate
with reverence the Paschal feast may be found worthy to
attain to everlasting joys; through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one
God, now and for ever. Amen.

Preface of Easter


Tuesday in Easter Week

O God, who by the glorious resurrection of thy Son Jesus
Christ destroyed death and brought life and immortality to
light: Grant that we, who have been raised with him, may
abide in his presence and rejoice in the hope of eternal glory;
through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee
and the Holy Spirit, be dominion and praise for ever and
ever. Amen.

Preface of Easter


Wednesday in Easter Week

O God, whose blessed Son did manifest himself to his disciples
in the breaking of bread: Open, we pray thee, the eyes of our
faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work;
through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth
and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one
God, now and for ever. Amen.

Preface of Easter



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Thursday in Easter Week

Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery
hast established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant
that all who have been reborn into the fellowship of Christ's
Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their
faith; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth
and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever
and ever. Amen.

Preface of Easter


Friday in Easter Week

Almighty Father, who hast given thine only Son to die for our
sins and to rise again for our justification: Grant us so to put
away the leaven of malice and wickedness, that we may always
serve thee in pureness of living and truth; through the same
thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with
thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Preface of Easter


Saturday in Easter Week

We thank thee, heavenly Father, for that thous hast delivered
us from the dominion of sin and death and hast brought us
into the kingdom of thy Son; and we pray that, as by his
death he hath recalled us to life, so by his love he may raise us
to joys eternal; who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the
unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Preface of Easter


Second Sunday of Easter

Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery
hast established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant
that all who have been reborn into the fellowship of Christ's



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Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their
faith; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth
and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever
and ever. Amen.

Preface of Easter


Third Sunday of Easter

O God, whose blessed Son did manifest himself to his disciples
in the breaking of bread: Open, we pray thee, the eyes of our
faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work;
through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth
and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one
God, now and for ever. Amen.

Preface of Easter


Fourth Sunday of Easter

O God, whose Son Jesus is the good shepherd of thy people;
Grant that when we hear his voice we may know him who
calleth us each by name, and follow where he doth lead;
who, with thee and the Holy Spirit, liveth and reigneth, one
God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Preface of Easter


Fifth Sunday of Easter

O Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life:
Grant us so perfectly to know thy Son Jesus Christ to be the
way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow
his steps in the way that leadeth to eternal life; through the
same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth
with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever
and ever. Amen.

Preface of Easter



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Sixth Sunday of Easter

O God, who hast prepared for those who love thee such
good things as pass man's understanding: Pour into our
hearts such love towards thee, that we, loving thee in all
things and above all things, may obtain thy promises, which
exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one
God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Preface of Easter

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week are the traditional
Rogation Days.


Ascension Day

O Almighty God, whose blessed Son our Savior Jesus Christ
ascended far above all heavens that he might fill all things:
Mercifully give us faith to perceive that, according to his
promise, he abideth with his Church on earth, even to the
end of the ages; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who
liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, in
glory everlasting. Amen.

or this

Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that like as we do
believe thy only-begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ to have
ascended into the heavens, so we may also in heart and mind
thither ascend, and with him continually dwell; who liveth
and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world
without end. Amen.

Preface of the Ascension

Either of the preceding Collects, with the proper Psalm and Lessons for
Ascension Day, serves for the following weekdays, except as otherwise
appointed.



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Seventh Sunday of Easter:  The Sunday after Ascension Day

O God, the King of glory, who hast exalted thine only Son
Jesus Christ with great triumph unto thy kingdom in heaven:
We beseech thee, leave us not comfortless, but send to us
thine Holy Ghost to comfort us, and exalt us unto the same
place whither our Savior Christ is gone before; who liveth
and reigneth with thee and the same Holy Ghost, one God,
world without end. Amen.

Preface of the Ascension


The Day of Pentecost:  Whitsunday

When a Vigil of Pentecost is observed, it begins with the Service of Light,
page 109 (substituting, if desired, the Gloria in Excelsis for the Phos
hilaron), and continues with the Salutation and Collect of the Day. Three
or more of the appointed Lessons are read before the Gospel, each
followed by a Psalm, Canticle, or hymn. Holy Baptism or Confirmation
(beginning with the Presentation of the Candidates), or the Renewal of
Baptismal Vows, page 292, follows the Sermon.

Almighty God, who on this day didst open the way of eternal
life to every race and nation by the promised gift of thy Holy
Spirit: Shed abroad this gift throughout the world by the
preaching of the Gospel, that it may reach to the ends of the
earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth
with thee, in the unity of the same Spirit, one God, for ever
and ever. Amen.

or this

O God, who on this day didst teach the hearts of thy faithful
people by sending to them the light of thy Holy Spirit: Grant
us by the same Spirit to have a right judgment in all things, and
evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; through the merits of
Christ Jesus our Savior, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in
the unity of the same Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.

Preface of Pentecost



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On the weekdays which follow, the numbered Proper which corresponds
most closely to the date of Pentecost in that year is used. See page 158.

Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday of this week are the traditional summer
Ember Days.


First Sunday after Pentecost:  Trinity Sunday

Almighty and everlasting God, who hast given unto us
thy servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to
acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power
of thy Divine Majesty to worship the Unity: We beseech thee
that thou wouldest keep us steadfast in this faith and worship,
and bring us at last to see thee in thy one and eternal glory,
O Father; who with the Son and the Holy Spirit livest and
reignest, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Preface of Trinity Sunday

On the weekdays which follow, the numbered Proper which corresponds
most closely to the date of Trinity Sunday in that year is used.


The Season after Pentecost

Directions for the use of the Propers which follow are on page 158.


Proper 1    Week of the Sunday closest to May 11

Remember, O Lord, what thou hast wrought in us and not
what we deserve; and, as thou hast called us to thy service,
make us worthy of our calling; through Jesus Christ our



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Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.

No Proper Preface is used.


Proper 2    Week of the Sunday closest to May 18

O Almighty and most merciful God, of thy bountiful goodness
keep us, we beseech thee, from all things that may hurt us,
that we, being ready both in body and soul, may with free
hearts accomplish those things which belong to thy purpose;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with
thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

No Proper Preface is used.


Proper 3    The Sunday closest to May 25

Grant, O Lord, we beseech thee, that the course of this world
may be peaceably governed by thy providence; and that thy
Church may joyfully serve thee in confidence and serenity;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with
thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Preface of the Lord's Day


Proper 4    The Sunday closest to June 1

O God, whose never-failing providence ordereth all things
both in heaven and earth: We humbly beseech thee to put
away from us all hurtful things, and give us those things
which are profitable for us; through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one
God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Preface of the Lord's Day



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Proper 5    The Sunday closest to June 8

O God, from whom all good doth come: Grant that by thy
inspiration we may think those things that are right, and by
thy merciful guiding may perform the same; through Jesus
Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the
Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Preface of the Lord's Day


Proper 6    The Sunday closest to June 15

Keep, O Lord, we beseech thee, thy household the Church in
thy steadfast faith and love, that by the help of thy grace we
may proclaim thy truth with boldness, and minister thy
justice with compassion; for the sake of our Savior Jesus
Christ, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Preface of the Lord's Day


Proper 7    The Sunday closest to June 22

O Lord, we beseech thee, make us to have a perpetual fear
and love of thy holy Name, for thou never failest to help and
govern those whom thou hast set upon the sure foundation
of thy loving-kindness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who
liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God,
for ever and ever. Amen.

Preface of the Lord's Day


Proper 8    The Sunday closest to June 29

O Almighty God, who hast built thy Church upon the
foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself
being the chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined together
in unity of spirit by their doctrine, that we may be made an



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holy temple acceptable unto thee; through the same Jesus
Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the
Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Preface to the Lord's Day


Proper 9    The Sunday closest to July 6

O God, who hast taught us to keep all thy commandments
by loving thee and our neighbor: Grant us the grace of thy
Holy Spirit, that we may be devoted to thee with our whole
heart, and united to one another with pure affection;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with
thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Preface of the Lord's Day


Proper 10    The Sunday closest to July 13

O Lord, we beseech thee mercifully to receive the prayers of
thy people who call upon thee, and grant that they may both
perceive and know what things they ought to do, and also
may have grace and power faithfully to fulfill the same;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with
thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Preface of the Lord's Day


Proper 11    The Sunday closest to July 20

Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, who knowest our
necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have
compassion, we beseech thee, upon our infirmities, and those
things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our
blindness we cannot ask, mercifully give us for the worthiness
of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with
thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Preface of the Lord's Day



Collects:  Traditional    179




Proper 12    The Sunday closest to July 27

O God, the protector of all that trust in thee, without whom
nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply
upon us thy mercy; that, thou being our ruler and guide, we
may so pass through things temporal, that we finally lose not
the things eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth
and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever
and ever. Amen.

Preface to the Lord's Day


Proper 13    The Sunday closest to August 3

O Lord, we beseech thee, let thy continual pity cleanse and
defend thy Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety
without thy succor, preserve it evermore by thy help and
goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and
reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and
ever. Amen.

Preface of the Lord's Day


Proper 14    The Sunday closest to August 10

Grant to us, Lord, we beseech thee, the spirit to think and do
always such things as are right, that we, who cannot exist
without thee, may by thee be enabled to live according to thy
will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth
with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Preface of the Lord's Day


Proper 15    The Sunday closest to August 17

Almighty God, who hast given thy only Son to be unto us
both a sacrifice for sin and also an example of godly life:
Give us grace that we may always most thankfully receive
that his inestimable benefit, and also daily endeavor



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ourselves to follow the blessed steps of his most holy life;
through the same Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who
liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one
God, now and for ever. Amen.

Preface of the Lord's Day


Proper 16    The Sunday closest to August 24

Grant, we beseech thee, merciful God, that thy Church,
being gathered together in unity by thy Holy Spirit, may
manifest thy power among all peoples, to the glory of thy
Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and
reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, world
without end. Amen.

Preface of the Lord's Day


Proper 17    The Sunday closest to August 31

Lord of all power and might, who art the author and giver of
all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of thy Name;
increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness;
and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus
Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the
Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Preface of the Lord's Day


Proper 18    The Sunday closest to September 7

Grant us, O Lord, we pray thee, to trust in thee with all our
heart; seeing that, as thou dost alway resist the proud who
confide in their own strength, so thou dost not forsake those
who make their boast of thy mercy; through Jesus Christ our
Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Preface of the Lord's Day



Collects:  Traditional    181




Proper 19    The Sunday closest to September 14

O God, forasmuch as without thee we are not able to please
thee, mercifully grant that thy Holy Spirit may in all things
direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who with thee and the same Spirit liveth and reigneth, one
God, now and for ever. Amen.

Preface of the Lord's Day

The Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after September 14 are the
traditional autumnal Ember Days.


Proper 20    The Sunday closest to September 21

Grant us, O Lord, not to mind earthly things, but to love
things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among
things that are passing away, to cleave to those that shall
abide; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and
reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever
and ever. Amen.

Preface of the Lord's Day


Proper 21    The Sunday closest to September 28

O God, who declarest thy almighty power chiefly in showing
mercy and pity: Mercifully grant unto us such a measure of
thy grace, that we, running to obtain thy promises, may be
made partakers of thy heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ
our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy
Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Preface of the Lord's Day


Proper 22    The Sunday closest to October 5

Almighty and everlasting God, who art always more ready to
hear than we to pray, and art wont to give more than either
we desire or deserve: Pour down upon us the abundance of



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thy mercy, forgiving us those things whereof our conscience
is afraid, and giving us those good things which we are not
worthy to ask, but through the merits and mediation of Jesus
Christ thy Son our Lord; who liveth and reigneth with thee
and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Preface of the Lord's Day


Proper 23    The Sunday closest to October 12

Lord, we pray thee that thy grace may always precede and
follow us, and make us continually to be given to all good
works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and
reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and
for ever. Amen.

Preface of the Lord's Day


Proper 24    The Sunday closest to October 19

Almighty and everlasting God, who in Christ hast revealed
thy glory among the nations: Preserve the works of thy
mercy, that thy Church throughout the world may persevere
with steadfast faith in the confession of thy Name; through
the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with
thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

Preface of the Lord's Day


Proper 25    The Sunday closest to October 26

Almighty and everlasting God, give unto us the increase of
faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain that which
thou dost promise, make us to love that which thou dost
command; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and
reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever
and ever. Amen.

Preface of the Lord's Day



Collects:  Traditional    183




Proper 26    The Sunday closest to November 2

Almighty and merciful God, of whose only gift it cometh that
thy faithful people do unto thee true and laudable service:
Grant, we beseech thee, that we may run without stumbling
to obtain thy heavenly promises; through Jesus Christ our
Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Preface of the Lord's Day


Proper 27    The Sunday closest to November 9

O God, whose blessed Son was manifested that he might
destroy the works of the devil and make us children of
God and heirs of eternal life: Grant us, we beseech thee, that,
having this hope, we may purify ourselves even as he is 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; where with thee, O Father, and thee, O Holy Ghost,
he liveth and reigneth ever, one God, world without end.
Amen.

Preface of the Lord's Day


Proper 28     The Sunday closest to November 16

Blessed Lord, who hast caused all holy Scriptures to be
written for our learning: Grant that we may in such wise
hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that,
by patience and comfort of thy holy Word, we may embrace
and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which
thou hast given us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who liveth and
reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and
ever. Amen.

Preface of the Lord's Day



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Proper 29    The Sunday closest to November 23

Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all
things in thy well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of
lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided
and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together
under his most gracious rule; who liveth and reigneth with
thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Preface of the Lord's Day, or of Baptism



Collects:  Traditional    185