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and whosoever liveth, and believeth in him, shall not die eternally; who also hath taught us, by his holy Apostle Saint Paul, not to be sorry, as men without hope, for them that sleep in him; We meekly beseech thee, O Father, to raise us from the death of sin unto the life of righteousness; that, when we shall depart this life, we may rest in him; and that, at the general Resurrection in the last day, we may be found acceptable in thy sight; and receive that blessing, which thy well-beloved Son shall then pronounce to all that love and fear thee, saying, Come, ye blessed children of my Father, receive the kingdom prepared for you from the beginning of the world : Grant this, we beseech thee, O merciful Father, through Jesus Christ, our Mediator and Redeemer. Amen.

THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love

of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen.

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At the Burial of their Dead at Sea.

I The above Office may be used; only instead of these words

[We therefore commit his body to the ground, earth to earth, 8c.] say,

TE therefore commit his body to the deep, looking

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give up her dead,) and the life of the world to come, through our Lord Jesus Christ; who at his coming shall change our vile body, that it may be like his glorious body, according to the mighty working whereby he is able to subdue all things to himself.

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THE THANKSGIVING OF WOMEN

AFTER CHILDBIRTH,

COMMONLY CALLED,

THE CHURCHING OF WOMEN.

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1 As it is meet and right that so great a mercy as preservation

in the time of Childbirth should not only be acknowledged in parents' hearts, but should be the subject of thanksgiving in the sympathy of the assembled Church : when the Mother is able again to join in public worship, she should signify to the

Minister her desire to express her thanks to Almighty God. I The Minister on this, shall, towards the end of Morning Prayer,

or towards the end of the Litany, before the two last concluding Prayers, say this Collect.

For a Woman after Childbirth. ALMIGHTY God, we give thee humble thanks

for that thou hast vouchsafed to preserve this woman thy servant through the sufferings and perils of childbirth ; who desireth to give thanks in thy Church for these, her so great mercies. [*Grant her

* If the child be a mother's joys amidst her parental cares ; Let her offspring live before thee, and as it grows up, be a blessing by its dispositions and conduct to its parents.], [+ Make her resigned to thy will, that thou hast taken away her

+ Or, if the child

be dead. child, and suffer her not to be ungrateful for the preservation of her own life in the time of danger.] And we beseech thee, most merciful Father, that she, through thy help, may both faithfully live, and walk according to thy will, in this life present; and also may be partaker of everlasting glory in the life to come ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Imen.

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FROM THE

SERVICE FOR THE 20TH OF JUNE.

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| Instead of the first Collect at Morning Prayer shall be used

this following Collect of Thanksgiving for Her Majesiy's
Accession to the Throne.
LMIGHTY God, who rulest over all the kingdoms

of the World, and disposest of them according to thy good pleasure ; We yield thee unfeigned thanks, for that thou wast pleased, as on this day, to place thy Servant our Sovereign Lady, Queen VICTORIA upon the Throne of this Realm. Let thy wisdom be her guide, and let thine arm strengthen her; let justice, truth, and holiness, let peace and love, and all those virtues which adorn the Christian Profession, flourish in her days; direct all her counsels to thy glory, and the welfare of her people; and give us grace to obey her cheerfully and willingly for conscience sake; that neither our sinful passions, nor our private interests, may disappoint her cares for the publick good ; let her always possess the hearts of her people, that they may never be wanting in honour to her Person, and dutiful submission to her Authority; let her Reign be long and prosperous, and crown her with immortality in the life to come; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

In the Morning Service, instead of the Collect for the Queen,
and that of the Day, shall be used this Prayer for the Queen,
and for the happy influence of her reign upon the Church of
Christ.
LESSED Lord, who hast made it the duty of all men,

and especially of those whose elevated station gives them greater influence, to endeavour to promote the spiritual welfare together with the temporal interest of the people, we acknowledge with thankful and humble hearts thy great goodness to us, in setting thy Servant our gracious Queen over this Nation; Give her, we beseech thee, all those heavenly graces that are requisite for so high a trust; Let the work of thee her God prosper in her hands; Let her eyes behold the success of her designs for the service of thy true Religion; And inake her a blessed instrument of protecting and advancing thy Truth, wherever it is persecuted and oppressed; Let Hypocrisy and Profaneness, Superstition and Idolatry find no countenance

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FROM SERVICE FOR 2014 OF JUNE.

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in her reign; Let not false Doctrines nor pride and arrogancy disturb the

peace

of the Church, and cause Schisms and Divisions to weaken it; But grant to us to be of one heart and one mind in serving thee our God, and obeying her according to thy will : And that these blessings may be continued to after-ages, let there never be one wanting in her house to succeed her in the government of this United Kingdom, that our posterity may see her children's children, ruling over our favoured land. So that we thy people and sheep of thy pasture may give thee thanks for ever; and may always be showing forth thy praise from generation to generation. Amen. 1 Or, in the end of the Litany, which should be read on this day

after the Collect, “We humbly beseech thee,” &c., the following Prayer for the Queen and Royal Family shall be used.

LORD, our God, who upholdest and governest all

things in heaven and earth ; receive our humble prayers, with our hearty thanksgivings, for our Sovereign Lady VICTORIA, as on this day set over us by thy providence to be our Queen; and so together with her bless all the Royal Family, that they all, ever trusting in thy goodness, protected by thy power, and crowned with thy gracious and endless favour, may continue before thee in health, peace, joy, and honour, and may live happy lives upon earth, and after death obtain everlasting life and glory in the kingdom of heaven; through Jesus Christ our Saviour, who in the unity of the Spirit liveth with thee in glory everlasting. Amen.

A Prayer for Unity.
GOD, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, our

Saviour, the Prince of Peace; Give us grace seriously to lay to heart the great dangers we are in by our unhappy divisions. Take away all hatred and prejudice, and whatsoever else may hinder us from godly Union and Concord : that, as there is but one Body, and one Spirit, and one Hope of our Calling, one Lord, one Faith, one Baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all, so we may henceforth be all of one heart, and of one soul, united in one holy bond of Truth and Peace, of Faith and Charity, and may with one mind and one mouth glorify thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

FROM THE

ORDER OF SERVICE FOR PERSONS AT SEA.

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s Prayer to be used in Storms at Sea. O

MOST powerful and glorious Lord God, at whose of the sea, and who stillest the rage thereof; We thy creatures, do in this our great distress cry unto thee for help: Save, Lord, or else we perish. We confess, when we have been safe, and seen all things quiet about us, we have forgotten thee our God, and refused to hearken to the still voice of thy word, and to obey thy commandments : but now we see how terrible thou art in all thy works of wonder; the great God to be feared above all; and therefore we adore thy divine majesty, acknowledging thy power, and imploring thy goodness. Help, Lord, and save us, for thy mercy's sake in Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Amen.

Or this.
MOST glorious and gracious Lord God, who dwellest

in heaven, but beholdest all things below, look down, we beseech thee, and hear us, calling out of the depth of misery, and out of the jaws of this death, which is ready now to swallow us up: Save, Lord, or else we perish. The living, the living shall praise thee. O send thy word of command to rebuke the raging winds, and the roaring sea; that we being delivered from this distress, may live to serve thee, and to glorify thy name all the days of our life. Hear, Lord, and save us, for thine infinite mercy's sake, through our blessed Saviour, thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Collect of Thanksgiving.
MOST blessed and glorious Lord God, who art of

infinite goodness and mercy; We thy poor creatures, whom thou hast made and preserved, holding our souls in life, and now rescuing us out of the jaws of death, humbly present ourselves again before thy Divine Majesty, to offer a sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving, for that thou heardest

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