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When the Priest giveth notice of the Holy
Communion, which he shall do at least three

i. e., on the Sundays next before the Feasts of the Nativity, Easter and Pentecost, he shall say this Exhortation.

times a year,

(49) Amend rubric now standing third on page

240 so that it shall read Or he may use this Exhortation following, or so much thereof as in his discretion he may think convenient.

(50) Amend the rubric on page 242, by substi

tuting the words "he may use" for the words he shall use."




ESOLVED: The House of Bishops (the

House of Deputies) concurring: That the following change be made in the Collects, Epistles, and Gospels to be used throughout the year; and that the proposed alteration be made known to the several Dioceses in order that it may be adopted by the next General Convention in accordance with the provisions of Article X of the Constitution.

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(1) That the Collects, Epistles, and Gospels be

rearranged in two groups, to follow the order
of the Tables of the Church Year, except
that Christmas Day and the Epiphany be
placed in the first group; with the title only

and date, on the page in the second group.
(2) That beginning with each season, there be

printed as a heading the name of the season,
and that a space or printer's symbol be
placed between the seasons, to set them

(3) That, in accordance with the foregoing, the

opening of this Section, (page 52 of the Prayer
Book) read as follows:


To be used throughout the year
g The Collect appointed for any Sunday or
other Feast may be used at the Evening Service
of the day before.

For the Seasons of the Church Year.
I The Collect, Epistle, and Gospel, appointed
for the Sunday, shall serve all the week after,

where it is not in this Book otherwise ordered. But Note that on days for which a proper Epistle and Gospel are not provided, and for which a Proper Preface is not appointed, the Priest, in his discretion, may use for the Epistle and Gospel readings selected from the Epistle or Gospel lessons for any day in the same week.

(4) That before St. Andrew's Day (page 188 of

the Prayer Book) there be similarly printed a heading as follows:


For the Holy Days of the Year. (5) That the day and month of every immovable

Feast be printed after the title and also at the top of the page.

(6) That in the titles of certain Holy Days or

seasons the hyphens be omitted, and the
second word of the title printed with a cap-
ital, as follows:
Christmas Day

Easter Week
Ash Wednesday

The Ascension Day
Easter Even

Whitsun Week
Easter Day

Trinity Sunday

(7) That there be substituted for the titles of

certain Saints' Days new titles, as follows:-
St. Andrew the Apostle for St. Andrew's Day
St. Stephen the Martyr for St. Stephen's Day
St. John, Apostle and Evangelist for St. John the Evangelist's

The Holy Innocents for Innocents' Day
St. Matthias the Apostle for St. Matthias's Day
St. Mark the Evangelist for St. Mark's Day
St. Philip and St. James, Apostles for St. Philip and St.

James's Day
St. John Baptist for St. John Baptist's Day
St. Peter the Apostle for St. Peter's Day
St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist for St. Matthew the


(8) That the rubric after the Collect for the First

Sunday in Advent, page 52, be amended to
gThis Collect is to be repeated every day, after
the other Collects in Advent, until Christmas

(9) That in the Collect for the Fourth Sunday in Advent, there be substituted for the words

at the end, “the satisfaction of thy Son, our Lord,” the words Jesus Christ our Lord.

(10) That the following rubric be placed after the

first Collect for the Nativity, page 58:
This Collect is to be said daily throughout the
Octave, after the Collect for the day.

(11) That the rubric after the Collect for Saint

Stephen's Day, page 62, be omitted.


(12) That in the Collect for Saint John the Evangel

ist's Day, page 63, in the third line, the word “illumined” be substituted for the word “instructed,” and that the sixth line read, “at

length attain to life everlasting; through.” (13) That the following Collect be substituted for the Collect for the Innocents' Day, page 65:

the sake of child Jesus the Children of Bethlehem suffered cruel death; Have mercy, we beseech thee, upon all those who innocently endure grief or pain, suffering wrongfully. In all their affliction incline thine ear to hear them, and send the angel of thy presence to console and save them; through him who did no sin but bare our sins in his own body on the tree, thy Son,

our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen. (14) That the title “The Sunday after Christmas

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