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Certificate.

IN pursuance of a joint resolution of the House of Bishops, and the House of Clerical and

Lay Deputies, adopted at the General Convention assembled in the city of Philadelphia, in October, in the year of our Lord, 1844; We, the subscribers, a Committee appointed for the purpose, do hereby set forth this corrected STANDARD PRAYER BOOK; being printed from stereotype plates, executed by H. W. Hewet, of New York, under the direction of the Rt. Rev. Bishops MEADE, Ives, and LEE, and the Rev. Doctors ANTHON, Coit, and Mead, a Committee appointed under a resolution of the General Convention of 1841, to prepare a Standard Prayer Book, the Articles, Offices,. Psalms in Metre, selected from the Psalms of David, and Hymns.

And we hereby declare this Prayer Book, so corrected, to be The STANDARD.

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WILLIAM MEADE,

Bishop of the P. E. Church of Virginia.
L. SILLIMAN IVES,

Bishop of North Carolina.
ALFRED LEE,

Bishop of the P. E. Church in Delaware.
HENRY ANTHON,

Rector of St. Mark's Church, New York.
JONA. M. WAINWRIGHT,

Assistant Minister of Trinity Church, New York.
WM. COOPER MEAD,

Rector of St. Paul's Church, Norwalk, Conn.
T. W. COIT,

Rector of Trinity Church, New Rochelle, New York.

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1. The Ratification of the Book of Common Prayer.

2. The Preface.

3. The Order how the Psalter is appointed to be read.

4. The Order how the rest of the Holy Scripture is appointed to be read.

5. Tables of Lessons of Holy Scripture, to be read at Morning and Even-

ing Prayer throughout the Year.

6. The Calendar.

7. Tables and Rules for the Moveable and Immoveable Feasts, together

with the Days of Fasting and Abstinence throughout the Year.

8. Tables for finding the Holydays.

9. The Order for Daily Morning Prayer.

10. The Order for Daily Evening Prayer.

11. Prayers and Thanksgivings upon several Occasions, to be used before

the two final prayers of Morning and Evening Service.

12. The Collects, Epistles, and Gospels, to be used throughout the Year.

13. The Order for the Administration of the Lord's Supper, or Holy Com-

munion.

14. The Ministration of Public Baptism of Infants, to be used in the

Church.

15. The Ministration of Private Baptism of Children, in Houses.

16. The Ministration of Baptism to such as are of Riper Years, and able

to answer for themselves.

17. A Catechism ; that is to say, an Instruction to be learned by every

Person before he be brought to be confirmed by the Bishop.

18. The Order of Confirmation, or Laying on of Hands upon those that

are baptized, and come to years of Discretion.

19. The Form of Solemnization of Matrimony.

20. The Order for the Visitation of the Sick.

21. The Communion of the Sick.

22. The Order for the Burial of the Dead.

23. The Thanksgiving of Women after Child-birth, commonly called, The

Churching of Women.

24. Forms of Prayer to be used at Sea.

25. A Form of Prayer for the Visitation of Prisoners.

26. A Form of Prayer and Thanksgiving to Almighty God, for the Fruits

of the earth, and all the other Blessings of his merciful Providence.

27. Forms of Prayer to be used in Families.

28. Selections of Psalms, to be used instead of the Psalms for the Day, at

the discretion of the Minister.

29. The Psalter, or Psalms of David.

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