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Tivine Majesty; we make our humble supplications unto thee for these thy servants, upon whom, after the example of thy holy Apostles, we have now laid ourhands; to certify them, by this sign, of thy favour and gracious goodness towards them. Let thy Fatherly hand, we beseech thee, ever be over them: Let thy Holy Spirit ever be with them: And so lead them in the knowledge and obedience ofthy Word, that in the end they may obtain everlasting life, throughour Lord Jesus Christ; who,withthee and the HolyGhost, liveth and reigneth ever one God, world without end. Amen.

Almighty Lord, and ever

beseech thee, to direct, sanctify, and govern both our hearts and bodies, in the ways of thy laws, and in the works of thy commandments; that through thy most mighty protection, both here and ever, we may be preserved in body and soul, through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. ..?mem. T Then the Bishop shall bless them, saying thus :

HE blessing of God Almigh

ty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be upon you, and remain with you for ever. .Amen.

T And there shall none be admitted to the Holy Communion, whtil such time as he

lasting God, vouchsafe, we

be confirmed, or be ready and desirous to be confirmed.

THE FORM OF

SOLEMNIZATION

OF MATRIMONY.

7 The laws respecting Matrimony, whether by publishing the Bans in Churches, or by License, being different in the several States; every Minister is left to the direction of those Laws, in every thing that regards the civil contract between the Parties. And when the Bans are published, it shall be in the following form:—

I publish the Bans of Marriage between M. of —, and N

. of —. If any

of you know cause or just impediment, why these two persons should not be joined together in holy Matrimony, ye are to declare it. [This is the first, second,

or third time of asking.] * At the day and time appointed for Solemnization of Matrimony, the Persons to be married shall come into the body of the Church, or shall be ready in some proper house, with their friends and neighbours ; and thcre standing together, the Man on the right hand, and the Woman on the loft, the Minister shall say,

EARLY beloved, we are ga

thered together here in the sight of God, and in the face of this company, to join together this Man and this Woman in holy Matrimony; which is commended of Saint Paul to be honourable among all men; and therefore is not by any to be entered into unadvisedly or lightly; but reverent

and in the fear of God. Into this holy estate, these two persons present come now to be joined. If any man can showjust cause, why they may not lawfully bejoinedtogether, let him now speak, or else hereafter for ever hold his peace. ‘s And also ‘....; wnto the Persons who are to be married, he shall say, Require and charge you both

ful day of judgment, when the secrets of all hearts shall be disclosed) that if either of you know any impediment, why ye may not be lawfully joined together in Matrimony, ye do now confessit:

ly, discreetly, advisedly, soberly.

For be ye well assured, that if any

(as ye will answer at the dread-.

persons are joined together otherwise than as God's word doth allow, their marriage is not lawful. f The Minister, if he sha'l have reason to doubt of the latfulness of the proposed Marriage, o demand sufficient surety for his indemnification ; but if no

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JM. II.T thou have this Wooman to thy wedded Wife, to live together after God's ordinance, in the holy estate of Matrimony 2 Wilt thou love her, comforther, honour, and keep her, in sickness and in health ; and forsaking all others, keep thee only unto her, so long as ye both shall live 2 T The man shall answer, I will. * Then shall the Minister say unto the Woman, *WIIT thou have this man to thy wedded Husband, to live together after God's ordinance, in the holy estate of Matrimony P Wilt thou obey him, and serve him, love, honour, and keep him, in sickness and in health ; and forsaking all others, keep thee only unto him, so long as ye both shall live 2 * The Woman shall answer, I will. T Then shall the Minister say, Who giveth this Woman to be married to this Man 2 T Then shall they give their Troth to cach other in this Manner: " The Minister receiving the Woman at her Father's or Friend's Hands, skall cause the Man with his Iright H and to

take the Woman by her. Right II and, and to say after him as followeth :

I .M. take thee...W. to my wed

ded Wife, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part, according to God's holy ordinance; and thereto I plight thee

‘s Then shall thry loose their Hands, and
the JP'oman with §: Hand taking
the Man by his Right Hand, shalllik
wise say after the Minister. . .
I JY take thee.M. to my wedded
Husband, to have and to hold,
from this day forward, for better
for worse, for richer for
in sickness and in health, to love,
cherish, and to obey, till deathus
do part, according to God's holy
ordinance; and thereto I give

thee my Troth. " Then shall they again loose their Hands; and the Man shall give unts the Woman a Ring. And the Minister taking fit Ring shall deliver it unto the Māo ######"s:###| ing the Ring there, and taught by the Minister, shall say, ITH this Ring I thee wed, and with all my worldly goods I thee endow : In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. T Then the Man leaving the Ring the fourth Finger of the Woman's Hand, the Minister shall say, Let us pray. OUR Father, who art in Hea. ven, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy Kingdom come; Thy Will be done on Earth, as it is in Hea. ven; Give us, this day our daily bread; And forgive us our tres: passes, as we forgive those who trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil. Amen. | Eternal God, Creator and Preserver of all mankind, giv. er of all spiritual grace, the au. thor of everlasting life; send thy blessing upon these thy servants, this man and this woman, whom we bless in thy name; that as Isaak and Rebecca lived faithfully together, so these persons may: surely perform and keep the vow.

my Troth.

and covenant betwixt them made;

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(whereof this Ring given and received is a token and pledge) and may ever remain in perfect love and peace together, and live according to thylaws, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. T Then shall the Minister join their Right Hands together, and say, Those whom God hath joined together, let no man put asunder. T Then shall the Minister speak unto - the Company: FQRASMUCH as JM. and JY. have consented together in holy Wedlock, and have witnessEd the same before God and this Company, and thereto have given

same by giving and receiving a Ring, and by joining hands; I pronounce, that they are Man and Wife; in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. 7 And the Minister shall add this Bless. wng : GOP the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost, bless, preserve, and keep you : The Lord mercifully with his favour look upon you, and fill you with all spiritual benediction and grace; that ye may so live together in this life, that in the world to come ye may have life everlast

and pledged their troth, each to he other, and have declared the

ing. Jimen.

TIIE ORDER FOR

THE VISITATION OF THE SICK.

! When any person is sick, notice shall be given ther of to the Minister of the Parish; who, coming into the sick Person’s House, shall say, PEACE be to this House, and to all that dwell in it. When he cometh into the sick Man's presence, he shall say, kneeling down, EMEMBER not, Lord, our iniquities, nor the iniquities four forefathers; Spare us, good ord, spare thy people, whom hou hast redeemed with thy most precious blood; and be not ngry with us for ever. Ans. Spare us, good Lord. to Then the Minister shall say,” " Let us pray. Lord, have mercy upon us. Christ, hare mercy upon us. Lord, have mercy upon us. "YUR Father, who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy Name; 'hy Kingdom come; Thy Will e done on earth, as it is in Hea. en; Give us this day our daily

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passes, as we forgive those who trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation ; But deliver us from evil. ..?mem. Min. O Lord, save thy servant; Ans. Who putteth his trust in thee. Min, Send him help from thy holy place ; 4ns. And evermore mightily defend him. JMin. Let the enemy have no advantage of him ; Ans. Northe wicked approach to hurt him. JMin. Be unto him, O Lord, a strong tower, ...Ans. From the face ofhisenemy. JMin. O Lord, hear our prayer; Jins. And let our cry come

unto thee.
O Lord, look down from hea-
ven, behold, visit, and relieve

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this thy servant. Look upon him,

with the eyes of thy mercy; give him comfort and sure considence in thee ; defend him from the danger of the enemy ; and keep him in perpetual peace and safety, through Jesus Christ our Lord. ..?ms n. HEAR us, Almighty and most merciful God and Saviour : Extend thy accustomed goodness to this thy servant, who is grieved with sickness. Sanctify, we beseech thee, this thy Fatherly correction to him ; that the sense of fuls weakness may add strength to his faith, and seriousness to his repentance : That if it shall be thy good pleasure to restore him to his former health, he may lead the residue of his life in thy fear, and to thy glory: Or else give him grace so to take thy visitation, that after this painful life ended, he may dwell with thee in life everlasting, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. f Then shall the Minister crhort the sick Person after this Form, or other like : EARLY beloved, know this, that Almighty God is the Lord of life and death, and of all things to them pertaining ; as youth, strength, health, age, weakness, and sickness. Wherefore, whatsoever your sickness be, know you certainly that it is God's visitation. And for what cause soever this sickness be sent unto you ; whether it be to try your patience for the example of others, and that your faith may be found, in the i. of the Lord, laudable, glorious, and honourable, to the increase of glory and endless felicity; or else it be sent unto you to correct and amend in you whatsoever doth offend the *Yes of your heavenly Father;

know you certainly, that if truly repent you of your and bear your sickness patient; trusting in God's mercy, for his dear Són Jesus Christ's sake,and render unto him humble thanks for his Fatherly visitation,submit ting yourself wholly unto hiswil it shall turn to your profit, and help you forward in the right that leadeth unto everlasting 7 If the Person visited be very sid, to the Minister may and his Erkoriain in this Place. or else proceed: TAKE therefore in good of the chastisementofthe Lord: For, as Saint Paul saith in the twelfth chapter to the Hebrew Whom the Lord loveth he to teneth, and scourgeth every of whom he receiveth. If ye endulo chastening, God dealeth with: as with sons: For whatsonish: whom the Father chastenethno But if ye be without chastisemo. whereof all are partakers, to are ye bastards, and not so Furthermore, we have had so thers of our slesh, which corretto us, and we gave them reverto Shall we not much rather bo. subjection unto the Fathet, spirits, and live 2 For they |rily for a few days chastero after their own pleasure ; ho for our profit, that we m h partakers of his holiness. | words, good brother, are writon in holy Scripture, for our o' fort and instruction; that " should patiently, and with giving, bear our heave ther's correction, whensoevo any manner of adversity, it: please his gracious . visit us. And there should: greater comfort to Christian sons, than to be made #8

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*Christ, by suffering patiently adversities, troubles, and sickness. For he himself went not up to joy, but first he suffered pain : He entered not into his glory before he was crucified. So truly our way to eternal joy, is to suffer here with Christ ; and our door to enter into etermal life, is gladly to die with Christ; that we may rise again from death, and dwell with him in everlasting life. Now, therefore, taking your sickness, which is thus profitable for you, patiently, I exhort you in the name of God, to remember the profession which you made unto God in your Baptism. And forasmuch as after this life there is an account to be given unto the righteous Judge, by whom all must be judged, without respect of persons; I require you to examine yourself, and your estate, both toward God and man ; so that, accusing and condemning yourself for your own faults, you may find mercy at our heavenly Father's hand for Christ's sake, and not be accused and condemned in that fearful judgment. Therefore I shall rehearse to you the articles of our Faith; that 3. may know whether you do belicve as a Christian man should, or no. to Here the Minister shall rehearse the Articles of the Faith, saying thus: DOST thou believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth 2 And in Jesus Christ his onlybegotten Son our Lord? And that he was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary ; that: he suffered under Pontius

hell, and also did rise again the third day; that he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; and from thence shall cone again at the end of the world, to judge the quick and the dead And dost thou believe in the Holy Ghost; The holy Catholic Church; The Communion of Saints; The Remission of sins; The Resurrection of the flesh ; and everlasting life after death 2 T. The sick person shall answer,

All this I steadfastly believe.

T Then shall the Minister examina, whether he ropent him truly of his sins, and be in § with all the world; erhorting him to forgive, from the bottoms of his heart, all persons that ;:# jended him; and if he hath offended any other, to ask them forgiveness; and where he hath done injury or wrong to any man, that he o amends to the wttermost of his power. And if he hath 77 of o ;:/. let him. then be admonished to make his Will, and to declare kis debts, what he oweth, and what is owing whito him, for the better discharging of his conscience, and the quietness of his Executors. But men. showd often be put in remembrance to take order for the sctiling of their tem

oral estates, whilst they dire in health. T #. erhortation before rehearsed may be said before the Mini begin his

Prayer, as he shall see cavse. T The Minister shall not oalit earnestly ability, to be liberal to the poor. T And then the Minister shall say the ColLet us pray.

Most merciful God, who, acthy mercies, dost so put away the sins of those who truly repent, more ; open thine eye of mercy upon this thy servant, who most giveness. Renew, in him, most sowing Father, whatsoever hath

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to move such sick persons as are of lect following.

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