Patristic / Medieval
On Joy - Summa
On Peace -
St. Victor on Joy
Hooker (on joy)
Tracts for the Times
- [No. 16] (B.Harrison)
Keble (On the
the Holy Sacrament)
Cusick (Meeting Christ
Keble poem -
Advent IV from The Christian
- Table of
Lessons -Canadian BCP
Links to Images of the
John the Baptist
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O LORD, raise up (we pray thee) thy power, and
us, and with great might succour us; that whereas, through our sins and
wickedness, we are sore let and hindered in running the race that is
before us, thy bountiful grace and mercy may speedily help and deliver
us; through the satisfaction of thy Son our Lord, to whom, with thee
the Holy Ghost, be honour and glory, world without end. Amen.
Philip. 4. 4
Rejoice in the Lord alway; and again I say,
Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at
Be careful for nothing: but in everything, by prayer and supplication
thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God. And the
of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and
through Christ Jesus.
S. John 1. 19
THIS is the record of John, when the Jews sent
and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou? And he
and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ. And they
him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am
Art thou that Prophet? And he answered, No. Then said they
unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent
What sayest thou of thyself? He said, I am the voice of one
in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the
Esaias. And they which were sent were of the Pharisees. And
they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be
not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that Prophet? John answered
saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye
know not: he it is who coming after me is preferred before me, whose
latchet I am not worthy to unloose. These things were done in
beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.
THE heavens declare the glory of God; / and the
showeth his handy-work.
2 One day telleth another; / and one night
3 There is neither speech nor language; / their
cannot be heard;
4 Yet their sound is gone out into all lands; /
words into the ends of the world.
Ant. In them hath he set a
the sun; / which cometh forth as a bridegroom out of his chamber, and
as a giant to run his course.
6 It goeth forth from the uttermost part of the
and runneth about unto the end of it again; / and there is nothing hid
from the heat thereof.
Glory be. Repeat Antiphon.
THE Lord is righteous in all his ways, / and
all his works.
19 The Lord is nigh unto all them that call
/ yea, all such as call upon him faithfully.
20 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear
and he also will hear their cry, and will help them.
21 The Lord preserveth all them that love him;
scattereth abroad all the ungodly.
Alleluia, All. My mouth
the praise of the Lord: / and let all flesh give thanks unto his holy
for ever and ever. All.
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