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fubfcribed thereunto, the Names of all fuch perfons within his Parish, as he shall think fit to be prefented to the Bishop to be Confirmed. And if the Bishop approve of them, he shall Confirm them in manner following.

The Order of Confirmation, or Laying on of hands upon thofe that are baptized, and come to years of discretion.

Upon the day appointed, all gregation renew the folemn that are to be then Confirmed, promife and vow that was made being placed, and ftanding in in your Name at your Baptism; order before the Bishop; he (or ratifying and confirming the Some other Minifter appointed fame in your own Persons, by him) fhall read this Pre- and acknowledging your felves face following. bound to believe and to do all O the end that Confir- thofe things which your Godmation may be mini- fathers and Godmothers then ftred to the more edify- undertook for you? ing of fuch as fhall receive it, the Church hath thought good to order, That none hereafter fhall be confirmed, but fuch as


And every one shall audibly answer, I'do.

The Bishop


the Lord;

can fay the Creed, the Lords Our help is in the Name of

Prayer,and the Ten Command-
ments; and can also answer to
fuch other questions as in the
fhort Catechifm are contained:
which order is very convenient
to be obferved, to the end
that children being now come
to the years of difcretion, and
having learned what their God-
fathers and Godmothers promi-
fed for them in Baptifm, they

Bifhop. Let us pray.
God, who haft vouchia-
Lmighty and everliving

may themselves with their own
mouth and confent openly be- fed to regenerate these thy fer
fore the Church ratifie and vants by water and the Holy
confirm the fame; and alfo pro- Ghoft,and haft given untothem
mife, that by the grace of God forgiveness of all their fins;
they will evermore endeavour ftrengthen them, we beseech
theinfelves faithfully to ob- thee, O Lord, with the Holy
ferve fuch things as they by Ghoft the Comforter, and dai-
their own confeffion have al- ly increase in them thy mani-
fented unto.
fold gifts of grace; the spirit of
wifdom and understanding;
the fpirit of counfel and ghoftly
ftrength; the spirit of know-

Then fhall the Bifhip Say,
Oye here in the prefence
of God and of this Con-


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Anfwer. Who hath made heaven and earth.

Bifhop. Bleffed be the Name of the Lord.

Answer. Henceforth world without end.

Bifh. Lord, hear our prayers. Anfwer. And let our cry come unto thee.

ledge and true godliness; and vants, upon whom (after the fill them, O Lord, with the example of thy holy Apostles ) fpirit of thy holy fear, now and we have now laid our hands, to for ever. Amen. certifie them (by this fign) of Then all of them in order kneel- thy favour and gracious gooding before the Bishop, he shall neis towards them. Let thy lay his hand upon the head of Fatherly hand, we beseech every one feverally, faying, thee, ever be over them; let Efend, O Lord, this thy thy Holy Spirit ever be with


¿ vant with thy heavenly grace, knowledge and obedience of thy that he may continue thine Word, that in the end they may for ever: and daily increase in obtain everlasting life, through thy Holy Spirit more and more, our Lord JefusChrift, who with until he come unto thy ever- thee and the Holy Ghost liveth lafting kingdom. Amen. and reigneth, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

Then fhall the Bishop fay, The Lord be with you.

Almighty Lord, and ever

Anfw. And with thy Spirit.
And (all kneeling down) the
Bishop frall add,

Let us pray.
Ur Father, which art in

lafting God, vouchsafe, we beseech thee, to direct, fan&tifie and govern both our hearts and bodies in the ways of thy laws, and in the works of thy that



Name. Thy Kingdom come. thy moft mighty protection, Thy will be done in earth, As both here and ever, we may it is in heaven. Give us this day be preferved in body and foul, our daily bread. And forgive through our Lord and Saviour us our trefpaffes, As we forgive Jefus Chrift. Amen. them that trefpafs against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil. Amen.

Then the Bishop fall bless them, faying thus,

And this Collect.

Almighty and keve this for God, who makeft us both to will and to do those things that be good and acceptable unto thy divine Majefty; We make our humble fupplications unto thee for these thy fer


Hebleling of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghoft, be upon you, and remain with you for ever. Amen.

And there shall none be admitted to the holy Communion,until fuch time as he be Confirmed, or be ready and defirous to be Confirmed.

The Form of Solemnization of Matrimony.

Irft the Bans of all that
are to be married together,
must be published in the
Church three feveral Sundays
or Holy-days, in the time of

Divine Service, immediately before the Sentences for the Of fertory; the Curate faying af ter the accumftomed manner, I publifh the Bans of Mar

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riage between M. of--- and N. mens carnal lufts and appetites, of--- If any of you know cause like brute beafts that have no or just impediment why thefe understanding; but reverently, two perfons fhould not be joyn- difcreetly, advisedly, foberly, ed together in holy Matrimo- and in the fear of God, duly ny, ye are to declare it: This confidering the causes for which is the Firft [fecond, or third] Matrimony was ordained. time of asking. Firft, it was ordained for the And if the perfons that are to procreation of children, to be be married dwell in divers Pa- brought up in the fear and nurrishes, the Bans must be ask- ture of the Lord, and to the ed in both Parishes; and the praife of his holy Name. Curate of the one Parifh fhall Secondly, it was ordained for not folemnize Matrimony be- a remedy against fin, and to atwixt them, without a Certifi- void fornication, that fuch percate of the Bans being thrice fons as have not the gift of conasked, from the Curate of the tinency, might marry, and keep other Parish. themfelves undefiled members At the day and time appoint- of Chrifts body. ed for folemnization of Matri- Thirdly, it was ordained for mony,the perfons to be married the mutual fociety, help, and Shall come into the body of the comfort that the one ought to Church with their friends and have of the other, both in proneighbours: And there ftand- fperity and adverfity: into ing together, the man on the which holy eftate these two right hand, and the woman on perfons prefent come now to be the left, the Priest fall fay, joyned. Therefore if any man Early beloved, we are ga- can fhew any juft caufe why the fight of God, and in the ed together, let him now speak, face of this Congregation, to or elfe hereafter for ever hold joyn together this man and this his peace. woman in holy Matrimony, which is an honourable eftate¶ inftituted of God in the time of mans innocency, fignifying unto us the mystical union that is,




I both (as ye will answer at Require and you betwixt Chrift and his Church; which holy eftate Chrift ador- the dreadful day of judgment, ned and beautified with his when the secrets of all hearts prefence, and first miracle that fhall be disclosed) that if either he wrought in Cana of Galilee, of you know any impediment, and is commended of Saint why ye may not be lawfully Paul to be honourable among joyned together in matrimony, all men; and therefore is not ye do now confefs it. For be ye by any to be enterprized, nor well affured, that fo many as taken in hand unadvifedly, are coupled together otherwise lightly or wantonly, to fatisfic than Gods Word doth allow,


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And also speaking unto the Perfons that shall be married, he shall fay,

Then shall they give their troth
to each other in this manner..
The Minifter receiving the wo
man at her fathers or friends
hands,fhall caufetheman with
his right hand to take the wo-
man by her right hand, and to
fay after him as followeth.
N. take thee

be bound, and fufficient Sure-Ided wife, to have and to
ties with him, to the parties, hold, from this day forward,
or elfe put in a Caution (to the for better for worse, for richer
full value of fuch charges as for poorer, in fickness and in
the perfons to be married do health, to love and to cherish,
thereby fuftain) to prove his till death us do part, according
Allegation: Then the folemni- to Gods holy ordinance; and
zation must be deferred until thereto I plight thee my troth.
fuch time as the truth be tried. Then shall they louse their
If no impediment be alledged, hands, and the woman with
then fall the Curate fay un- her right hand takingthe man
to the man,
by his right hand, shall like-
wife fay after the Minifter;
Ided husband, to have and
to hold, from this day forward,
for better for worfe, for richer
for poorer, in sickness and in
health, to love, cherish, and to
obey, till death us do part, ac-
cording toGods holy ordinance;
and thereto I give the mytroth.

Ilt thou have this WQ-


N. to

wife, to live together after Gods
ordinance, in the holy eftate
of Matrimony? Wilt thou love
her, comfort her, honour and
keep her in fickness and in
health, and forsaking all other,
keep thee only unto her, fo
long as ye both fall live?

The man fhall answer, I will.
Then fall the Frieft say un-

to the woman,

are not joyned together by God, neither is their Matrimony lawful.

At which day of Marriage,ifany man do alledge and declare any impediment why they may not be coupled together in Matrimony, by God's Law, or the and will

Ilt thou have this man to thy wedded hufband, to live together afterGods ordinance, in the holy eftate of Matrimony? Wilt thou obey him, ferve him, love, honour and keep him, in fickness and in health, and for faking all other, keep thee only unto him, fo long as ye both hall live?

Then shall they again loofe their hands, and the man shall give unto the woman a Ring, laying the fame uponth book, with the accustomed duty to the Priest and Clerk. And the Priest taking the Ring, hall deliver it unto the man, to put it upon the fourth finger of the womans left hand And the man holding the Ring there, and taught by the Priest, hall fay,

The woman hall answer, I will.

Then shall the Minister fayth this Ring Ithee wed, Who giveth this Woman to worship,and with all my worldbe married to this Man? ly goods I thee endow: In the




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Name of the Father,
the Son, and of the Holy Ghoft.

and of the Father, and of the Son, and
of the Holy Ghoft. Amen.
And the Minifter fhall add
this blefing

Then the man leaving the Ring
upon the fourth finger of the

the the

womans left hand, they fall G Son, God the Holy Ghoff,

both kneel down, and the Mi-
nifter fall fay,
Let us pray.

biefs, preferve and keep you;
the Lord mercifully with his
favour look upon you, and fo
and with all
preferver of all mankind, diction and grace, that ye may
giver of all fpiritual grace, the fo live together in this life, that
author of everlafting life; Send in the world to come ye may
thy bleffing upon these thy fer- have life everlafting. Amen.
vants, this man and this wo-Then the Minifter or Clerks
man, whom we blefs in thy
going to the Lords Table, hall
Name; that as Ifaac and Re-
Jay or fing this Pfalm follow-
becca lived faithfully together, ing.
so these perfons may furely
perform and keep the vow and
covenant betwixt them made
(whereof this Ring given and
received is a token and pledge)
and may ever remain in per-
fect love and peace together,
and live according to thy laws,
through Jefus Christ our Lord.

Beati omnes. Pfalm 128.
Leffed are all they that

Then fhall the Prieft joyn their right hands together, and fay,

Thofe whom God hath joyn-
ed together, let no man put

Then hall the Minifier fpeak
unto the People.

Orafmuch as N. and N.

Fhave confented together

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in his ways.

For thou fhalt eat the labour of thine hands: O well is thee, and happy fhalt thou be.

Thy wife fhall be as the fruitful vine: upon the walls of thy house.

Thy children like the olive branches: round about thy table.

Lo, thus fhall the man be bleffed that feareth the Lord.

The Lord from out of Sion fhall fo bless thee: that thou

fhalt fee Jerufalem in profperity all thy life long;

thou shalt fee thy

childrens children: and peace

in holy wedlock, and have wit-
neffed the fame before God
and this company, and thereto
have given and pledged their
troth either to other, and have Deus mifereatur. Pfalm 67.
declared the fame by giving


and bless us and us and receiving of a Ring, and Gabe merciful unto us, by joyning of hands; I pro- the light of his countenance, nounce that they be man and and be merciful unto us. wife together, In the Name of That thy way may be known



upon Ifracl,

Glory be to the Father, &c.
As it was in the, &c.
¶Or this Pfalm.

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