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LMIGHTY and ever living God, who, for the

greater confirmation of the faith, didst suffer Thy holy Apostle Thomas to be doubtful in Thy Son's resurrection : Grant us so perfectly, and without any doubt, to believe in Thy Son Jesus Christ, that our faith in Thy sight may never be reproved. Hear us, O Lord, through the same Jesus Christ; to Whom, with Thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory; now and for evermore. AMEN.

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GOD, who through the preaching of the blessed

Apostle Saint Paul, hast caused the light of the Gospel to shine throughout the world : Grant, we beseech Thee, that we, having his wonderful conversion in remembrance, may show forth our thankfulness unto Thee for the same, by following the holy doctrine which he taught, through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.

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LMIGHTY and ever living God, we humbly be

seech Thy Majesty, that as Thine Only-begotten Son was presented in the Temple in substance of our flesh, so we may be presented unto Thee with pure and clean hearts, by the same Thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.

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ALMIGHTY God, who into the place of the traitor Judas, didst choose Thy faithful servant Matthias, to be of the number of the twelve Apostles : Grant that Thy Church, being always preserved from false Apostles, may be ordered and guided by faithful and true pastors; through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.

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E beseech Thee, O Lord, pour Thy grace into

our hearts ; that as we have known the incarnation of Thy Son Jesus Christ by the message of an angel, so by His cross and passion we may be brought unto the glory of His resurrection, through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.

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ALMIGHTY God, who hast instructed Thy holy

Church with the heavenly doctrine of Thine Evangelist Mark : give us grace, that being not like children carried away with every blast of vain doctrine, we may be established in the truth of Thy holy Gospel, through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.

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ALMIGHTY God, whom truly to know is ever

lasting life: Grant us perfectly to know Thy Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life; that following the steps of Thy holy Apostles, Philip and James, we may stedfastly walk in the way that leadeth to eternal life, through the såme Thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.

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LORD God Almighty, who didst endue Thy

holy Apostle Barnabas with singular gifts of the Holy Ghost: leave us not, we beseech Thee, destitute of Thy manifold gifts, nor yet of grace to use them alway to Thine honour and glory, through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.

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LMIGHTY God, by whose providence Thy servant

John Baptist was wonderfully born, and sent to prepare the way of Thy Son our Saviour, by preaching repentance : make us so to follow his doctrine and holy life, that we may truly repent according to his preaching; and after his example constantly speak the truth, boldly rebuke vice, and patiently suffer for the truth's sake, through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.

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ALMIGHTY God, who, by Thy Son Jesus Christ,

didst give to Thine Apostle Saint Peter many excellent gifts, and commandedst him earnestly to feed Thy flock : make, we beseech Thee, all Bishops and Pastors diligently to preach Thy holy Word, and the people diligently to follow the same, that they may receive the crown of everlasting glory : Through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.

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VRANT, O Merciful God, that as Thy holy Apostle

James, leaving his father and all that he had, without delay was obedient unto the calling of Thy Son Jesus Christ, and followed Him : so we, forsaking all worldly and carnal affections, may be evermore ready to follow Thy holy commandments as he did, and with him to lay down our lives for the testimony of Thy Truth : Through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.

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ALMIGHTY and Everlasting God, who didst give

to Bartholomew and the other Apostles grace truly to believe and to preach Thy Word, and power to confirm it with many signs and wonders : Grant, we beseech Thee, unto Thy Church, to love that Word which they believed ; and both to preach and receive the same : Through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.

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ALMIGHTY God, who by Thy blessed Son didst

call Matthew from the receipt of custom, to be an Apostle and Evangelist : Grant us grace to forsake all covetous desires, and inordinate love of riches; and to follow the same Thy Son Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, world without end. AMEN.

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EVERLASTING God, who hast ordained and constituted the services of Angels and men in a

wonderful order : Mercifully grant, that as Thy holy Angels alway do Thee service in heaven, so by Thine appointment they may succour and defend us on earth: Through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.

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LMIGHTY God, who didst inspire Luke the

Evangelist to write in order the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ : Grant that we, being instructed in the certainty thereof, may most surely believe it, and conform ourselves to the holy precepts and examples of our blessed Lord and Saviour, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever One God, world without end. AMEN.

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ALMIGHTY God, who hast built Thy Church upon

the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the head Corner-stone : Grant us to be so joined together in unity of spirit by their doctrine, that we may be made an holy temple acceptable unto Thee : Through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.

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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 unspeak

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