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THE FORM OF SOLEMNIZATION OF MATRIMONY. The laws respecting Matrimony, whether by publishing the Bans in Churches, or by License, being different in the seneral States; every Minister is left to the direction of those Laws, in erery thing that regards the ciril contruct between the Parties.
And when the Bans are published, it shall be in the following form...I publish the Bans or Marriage between M. of and V. of If any of you know cause or just impediment, why these !wo persons should not be joined together in holy Matrimony, ye are to declare it. ('7'his is the first, second, or third tince of
asking.) 1 At the day and time appointed for Sol. Logether after God's ordinance, in the
enenization of Matrimony, the Persons holy estate of Matrimony? Wilt thou to be married shall come into the body obey him, and serve him, love, honour, of the Church, or shall be ready in and keep him, in sickness and in health some proper house, with their friends and, forsaking all others, keep thee only and neighbours; and there standing to- unto him, so long as ye both shall live? grether, ike Man on the right hand, und
The Woman shall answer, I will the Woman on the left, the Minister
Then shall the Minister say,
Who giveth this Woman to be married together here in the sight of God,
to this Man? and in the face of this company. to join
1 Then shall they give their Troth to together this Man and this Woman in
each other in this Manner : holy Matrimony which is commended
The Minister receiving the woman at
her father's or Friend's Hands, shall of Saint Paul to be honourable mung all men and therefore is not by any lo
rause the Man with his Right Hand to be entered into tmadvisedly or lightly;
luke the woman by her Right Hand, but reverently, discreetly, advisediy. so.
und lo suy after him as followeth. berly, and in the fear of God into this
M take thee V to my wedded Wife,
to have and to hold, from this day holy estate, these two persons present
forward, for better for worse, for richer come now to be joined. If any man can show just cause, why they may not law.
for poorer, in sickness and in health, to fully be joined together, let him now
love and to cherish, till death us do part, speak, or else hereafter for ever hold his according to God's holy ordinance; and
thereto I plight thee my Troth peace. 1 And also speaking unto the Persons 1 Then shall they loose their Hands, una
toho are to be married, he shall say, the Iloman with her Right Hand taxing I ( the Man by his Right Hand, skall like
ve will answer at the dreadful day of wise suy after the Minister : judgment, when the secrets of all hearts V take thee M. to my wedded Hus shall be dislosed) that if either of you band, to have and to hold, from this know any imperliment, why ye may not day forward, for better for worse, for be lawfully joined together in Matrimo- richer for poorer, in sickness and in ny, ye do now confessil For be ye well health, te love, cherish, and to obey, till assured, that if any persons are joined death do part, according to God's holy together otherwise than as God's word ordinance ; and thereto I give thee my doth allow, their marriage is not lawful. Troth
The Minister, if he shall have reason to Then sha! they again loose ther hands, dou'st of the 'rufulness of the proposed
and the Man shall gire unto the Wo: Marriage, may iemand sufficient surrty man a Ring. And the Minister taking for his indemnification, but if no im the Ring shall deliver it unto the Mar, pediment shall be alleged, or su pected, to put it upon the fourth finger of the the Minister shall say to the Man,
Honun's Left Hand And the Mas
kolding the Ring there, and taught by M. WILT thou have this Woman to
the Minister. shall say, gether after God's ordinance, in the holy W
with all my worldly goods i thee estate of Matri.nony Wilt thou love
endow: In the name of the Father, and her, comfort her. honour, and keep her.
of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. in sickness and in health and, forsaking
Amen all other's keep the only unto her, so long as ye both shall live?
Then the Man learing the Ring upon The man shull answer, I will. the fourth Finger of the Iloman's Left Then skall the Minister say unto the Hand, the Minister shall say,
Let us pray WILT thou have this Man to Our Father, who are in Heaven, Hal. thy ,
thy Name; Thy
come; thy Will be done on Earth, as it ( Then shall the Minister speak unto the is in Heaven ; Give us this day our daily
Company : bread And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive thor who trespass against us, And lead us not into temptation ;
consented together in holy Wed. But deliver us from evil. Amen.
lock, and have witnessed the same be. ETERNAL God, Creator and Pre- fore God and this company, and thereto server of all mankind, giver of all
have given and pledged their l'roth, each spiritual grace, the author of everlasting
to the other, and have declared the same lile; send thy blessing upon these thy ser
by giving and receiving a Ring, and by vants, this man and this woman, whom joining hands; pronounce that they we bless u thy name; that as Isaac and
are Man and Wife in the name of the Rebecca lived faithfully together, so these
Father, and of the Son, and the Holy
Ghost Amen. persons may surely perform and keep the cow and covenant betwixt them made,
And the Minister skall add this Bless (whereof this Ring given and received is
ing : à token and pledge) and may ever re
VOD the Father, God the Son, God and live according to thy laws, through the Holy Ghost, bless, preserve, Jesus Christ our Lord Amen.
and keep you : The Lord mercifully with
his favour look upon you, and fill you Then shall the Minister join their Right
with all spiritual benediction and grace; Hands together, and say,
that ye may so live together in this life, Those whom God hath joined vogether, that in the world to come ye nay have let no man put asunder.
life everlasting Amen.
THE ORDER FOR THE VISITATION OF THE SICK. TWhen any person is sick, notice shall Ans. Nor the wicked approach to hurt
be given thereof to the Minister of the him. Parish, toho, coming into the sick Per. Min. Be unto him, O Lord, a strong son's House, shall say,
tower, EACE be to this House, and to all
Ans. From the face of his enemy.
Ans. And let our cry come unto thee. When he cometh into the sick Man's presence, he shall say, kneeling down,
LORD, look down from Heaven, ties, nor the iniquities of our fore.
servant. fathers : Spare us, good Lord, spare thy
Look upon him with the eyes people, whom thou hast redeemed with of thy mercy: give him comfort and sure
contidence in thee; defend him from the thy most precious blood; and be nolangry with us for ever
danger of the enemy and keep him in Ans. Spare us, good Lord.
perpetual peace and safety, through Je.
EAR us, Almighty and most merci.
ful God and Saviour : Extend thy Lord, have mercy upon us.
accustomed goodness to this thy servant, Christ, hane mercy upon us.
who is grieved with sickness Sanctify, Lord, ave mercy upon us.
we beseech thee, this thy Fatherly cor
rection to him; that the sense of his lowed be thy Name : Thy Kingdom
weakness may add strength to his faith, come : Thy Will be done on Earth. as it
and seriousness to his repentante That is in Heaven; Give us this day our daily
if it shall be thy good pleasure to restore bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as
him to his former health, he may leod the
residue of his life in thy fear, and to thy we forgive those who trespass against US; And lead us not mlo templation :
glory : Ur else give him grade so to take
men But deliver us from evil.
ihy visitation, that after this painful life
ended, he may dwell with thee in life Min. O Lord, save thy servant ;
everlasting, through Jesus Christ our Ans Who putieth his trust in thee.
1 Then shall the Minister exhort the sice place:
Person after this Forri, or other like : Ans. And evermore mightily defend him.
EARLY beloved, know this. that Min. Let the enemy have no advan- Almighty God is the Lord of life tage of him;
and death and of all things to them per
taining ; as youth, strength, health, age, as after this life there is an account to be weakness, and sickness
Wherefore, given unto the righteous Judge, by whatsoever your sirness be, know you whoin all must be judged, without rescertainly that it is God's visitation And pect of persons; I require you to exfor what cause soever this sickness be amine yourself, and your estate, both sent unto you; whether it be to try your toward God and man; so that, accusing patience for the example of others, and and condemning yourself for your own that your faith may be found, in the day faults, you may find mercy at our hea. of the Lord, laudable, glorious, and hon- venly Father's hand for Christ's sake, ourable, to the increase of glory and end- and not be accused and condemned in less felicity; or else it be sent unto you that fearful iudgment Therefore I shall to correct and amend in you whatsoever rehearse to you the Articles of our doth offend the yes of your heavenly
Faith; that you may know whether you Father; know you certainly, that if you do believe as a Christian man should,
or no truly repent you of your sins, and bear your sickness putiently, trusting in God's
Here the Minister shall rekearse the Ar. mercy, for his dear Son Jesus Christ's
tirles of the Faith, saying thus . sake, and render unto him humble thanks for his fatherly visitation, sub | DOST thou believe in God the Father
Almighty. Maker of heaven and mitting vourself wholly unto his will, it shall turn to your profit, and help you And in Jesus Christ his only begotten forward in the right way that leadeth an
Son our Lord ? And that he was conto everlasting life.
ceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the If the Person risited be very sick, then
Virgin Mary : that ne suffered under
Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and the Minister midy end his Exhortation in this place, or else proceed :
buried, that he wen! down into hell, and
also did rise again the third day; that he ITAKE therefore in good part the chasTA
ascended into heaven and sitteth on the tisement of the Lord: For, as Saint
right hand of God the Father Almighty; Paui saith in the twelfth chapter to the
and from thence shall come again at the Hebrews, Whom the Lord loveth he
end of the world, to judge the quick and chasteneth, and scourgeth every son the dead ? whom he receiveth. If ye endure chas.
Ard dost thou believe in the Holy tening, God dealeth with you as with
Ghost. The holy Catholic Church; The For what son is he whom the
Communion of Saints; The Remission Father chasteneth not? But if ye be
of sins; The Resurrection of the flesh: without chastisement, whereof all are
and everlasting life after death? partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons Furthermore, we have had fathers 1 The suck Person shall unster, of our flesh, which corrected us, and we
All this I steadfastly believe gave them reverence Shall we not much Then shall the Minister erumine, rather be in subjection unto the Father whether he repeat kim tru'y of his sins, of spirits, and live! For they verily for and be in chei rity with all the world; esa few days chastened us after their own
hurting him to forgire, from the bottom pleasure ; but he for our profit, that we
of his heart, all persons that have offend.
ed him; and if he hath offended any othmight be partakers of his holiness. These words. good brother, are written
er. to ask them forgireness; and where in holy Scripture, for our comfort and
he hath done injury or wrong to any
man, that ke make amends to the utter. instruction that we should patiently, and with thanksgiving, bear our heaven.
most of his power And if he hath not ly Father's correction, whensoever, by Before dispused of his goods, let him then any manner of adversity, it shall please
be edmonished to make
his wul, and to his gracious goodness to visit ns. And declare his debts, zohnt he oroeth, and -nere should be no greater comfort to what is owing into him, for the better Christian persons, than to be made like discharging his conscience, and the unto Christ. by suffering patiently ad. quietness of his Ezerutors.
But mer versities. troubles, and sickness For he should often he put in remembrance to himself went not up to joy, but first he
order for the settling of their temsuffered pain He entered not into his
poral estates, whilst they are in health. glory, before he was crucified
The Ea kurtation before reheursed may our way to blerna) joy, is to suffer here
be said hefore the Minister begin his with Christ; and our door to enter into Prayer, us he sha I see cause. eternal life, is gladly to uie with Christ;
The Minister shall not omit earnestly to that we may rise again from death, and
more such sick persons as ure of ability, dwell with him in everlasting life
to be liberal to the poor therefore, taking your sickness, which is
And then the Minister shall say the thus profitable for you, patientiy, I ex.
Collect follosing hort you in the name of God, to remem.
Let us pray Siod in your Baptisın. And forasnuuca O MOST merciful God, who, accord
ing to the multitude of thy mers
eles, dost so put away the sins of those
countenance upon thee, and give theo who truly repent, that thou rememberest peace both now and evermore. Amer. them no more ; open thine eye of mercy
1 Prayers which may be said trith the foreupon this thy servant, who most ear. nestly desireth pardon and forgiveness.
going serrice, or any part thereof, at Renew in kimi
the discretion of the Minister mos: loving Father, whatsoever bath been decayed by the
A Prayer for u sick Child fraud and malice of the devil, or by his
ALMIGHTY God and merciful own carnal will and frailness; preserve
Father, to whom alone belong the and continue this sick member n the
i: sues of life and death; look down from tinity of the Church ; consider his con
heaven, we humbly beseech thee, with trition, accept kis tears, assuage his pain,
the eyes of mercy upon this Child, now as shall seem to thee most expedient for
lying upon the bed of sickness: Visit him, kim. And forasmuch as he putteth his
O Lord, with thy salvation ; deliver him full trust only in thy mercy, impule not
in thy good appointed time froin his unto him his former sins, but strengthen
bodily pain, and save his soul for thy kime with thy blessed Spirit ; and when
mercies' sake ; that if it shall be thy thou art pleased to take him hence, take pleasure to prolong his days here on ki unto thy favour, through the merits earth, he may live to thee, and be an in. of ths most dearly beloved Son Jesus strument of thy glory, by serving thee Christ our Lord. Amen
faithfully, and doing good in his genera
tion : Or else receive him into those hea. T Then shall the Minister say this Psalm:
venly habitations, where the souls of Psalm 130. De Profundis. those who sleep in the Lord Jesus enjoy
perpetual rest and felicity Grant this, thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice. O Lord, for thy mercies' sake, in the O let thine ears consider well the voice same thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ, of my complaint.
who liveth and reigneth with thee and the If thou, Lord, wilt be extreme to mark Holy Ghost, ever one God, world with shat is done amiss; O'Lord, who may oul end. Amen abide it?
1 A Prayer for a sick Person, token For there is merey with thee; therefore
there appeareth but small hope of reshalt thou be feared
corery I look for the Lord, my soul doth wait for him ; in his word is my trust. O
FATHER of mercies, and God of My soul fleeth unto the Lord, before all comfort, our only help in time the morning watch ; I say, before the of need ; We fly unto thee for succour morning watch.
in behalf of this thy servant. here lying, O Israel, trust in the Lord, for with the under thy hand in great weakness of Lord there is mercy; and with him is body : Look graciously upon him, O plenteous redemption.
Lord; and the more the outward man And he shall redeem Israel from all his decayeth, strengthen him, we beseech sins
thee, so much the more continually with Adding this
thy grare and Holy Spirit, in the inner O
man Give him unteigned repentar.ce for thy Cross and precious Blood hast
all the errors of his life past, and stead. redeemed us save us, and help us, we
fast faith in thy Son.'esus, that his sins bumtely beseech thee, O Lord.
may be done away by thy mercy, and his
pardon sealed in Heaven. before he go Then sha l the Minister say. hence, and be no more seen
O Lord, that there is no word inpossible strong tower to all those who put with thee : and that, if thou wilt, thou their trust in him, to whom all things in canst even yet raise him up, and grant heaven, in earth, and under the earth, do him a longer continuance amongst us bow and obey, be now and evermore Yet, forasmuch as in all appearance the thy defence, and make the know and time of his dissolution draweth near, so feel, that there is none other name under fit and prepare kins, we beseech thee, heaven given to man, in whom, and against the hour of death, that after his through whom, thou mayest receive departure bence in peace, and in thy fahealth and salvation, but only the name vour, his soul may be received into thine of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen everlasting kingdom; through the merits Here the Minister may use any part of and medicion of Jesus Christ thine only
Son, our Lord and Saviour. Amen. the service of this Book, which, in his discretion, he shall think convenient to LA Commendatory Prayer for a sick the occasion, and after that shall say, Person at the point of departure.
INTO God's gracimus, mercy and O ALMIGHTY God, with whom do Lord bless thee, and keep ther The Lord perfect, after they are delivered from their make his face to shine upon thee, and be earthly prisons; we humbly commena grecious unto thee : The Lord Ilft up his the soul of this thy servant, our dear
Orother, into thy hands, as into the hands holiness and righteousness, all the days of a faithful Creator, and most merciful of uur lives : That, when we shall have Saviour; most humbly beseeching thee, served thee in our generation, we may that it may be precious in thy sight be gathered unto our fathers, having the Wasn it, we pray thee, in the blood of
testimony of a good conscience ; in the that immaculate Lamb, that was slain communion of the Catholic Church in to take away the sins of the world; that the confidence of a certain faith in the whatsoever defilements it may have con- comfort of a reasonable, religious, and tracted in the midst of this miserable and holy hope ; in favour with thee our God naughty world, through the lust of the and in perfect charity with the world : flesh, or the wiles of Satan, being purged All which we ask through Jesus Christ and done away, it may be presented pure our Lord. Amen and without spot before thee. And teach us who survive, in this, and other like
1 A Prayer which may be said in case of daily spectacles of mortality, to see how
sudden surprise and
immediate danger. frajl
and uncertain our own condition is; O MOST gracious Father, we dy una seriously apply our hearts to that holy thy servant, here lying under the sudden and heavenly wisdom, whilst we live visitation of thine hand. If it be thy here, which may in the end bring us to will, preserve his life, that there may be life everlasting, through the merits of place for repentance : But, if thou hast Jesus Christ thine only Son our Lord. otherwise appointed, let thy mercy supAmen.
ply to him the want of the usual oppor
tunity for the trimming of his lamp: TA Prayer for Persons troubled in Mind
Stir up in him such sorrow for sin, and or in Conscience.
such fervent love to thee, as may in a BLESSED Lord, the Father of short time do the work of many days:
mercies, and the God of all com- That among the praises which thy Saints forts, we beseech thee, look down in pity and holy Angels shall sing to the honour and compassion upon this thy africted of thy mercy through eternal ages, it servant. Thou writest bitter things may be to thy unspeakable glory, that against him, and makest him to possess
thou hast redeemed the soul of this thy his former iniquities: thy wrath lieth Servant from eternal death, and made nard upon him, and his soul is full of him partaker of the everlasting life, trouble : But, o merciful God, who hast which is through Jesus Christ our Lord. written thy holy word for our learning,
Amen that we, through patience and comfort of thy holy Scriptures, might have hope ;
A Thanksgiving for the beginning of give him a right understanding of him.
& recovery. self, and of thy threats and promises ; REAT and mighty God, who bringthat he may neither cast away his confi. est down to the grave, and bring dence in thee, nor place it any where but est up again; we bless thy wonderful in thee
Give him strength against all goodness, for having turned our heavi. his temptations, and heal all his distem- ness into jay and our mourning into pers: Break pot the bruised reed, nor gladness, by restoring this our brother to quench the smoking Alax: Shut not up some degree of his former health. Blessthy tender mercies in displeasure ; but ed be thy name, that thuu didst not formake him lo hear of joy and gladness, sake him in kis sickness; but didst visit that the bones which thou hast broken him with comforts from above ; didst may rejoice: Deliver him from fear of support him in patience and submission the enemy, and lift up the light of thy to thy will; and, at last, didst send him countenance upon him, and give him seasonable relief Perfect, we bescech peace, through the merits and mediation thee, this thy mercy towards him; and of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
prosper the means which shall be made TA Prayer which may be said by the
use of for his cure That being restored Minister, in behalf of all present at the
to health of body, vigour of mind, and Visitation.
cheerfulness of spirit, he may be able to
go to thine house, to offer thee an oblaGOD, whose days are without end, and whose mercies cannot be num.
tion with great gladness; and to bless bered; make us, we beseech thee, deeply
thy holy name for all thy goodness to
wards him, through Jesus Christ our sensible of the shortness and uncertainty Saviour: To whom with thee and the of human life ; and let thy Holy Spirit Holy Spirit, be all honour ad glory Lead us through this vale of misery, in world without end. Amen.