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fafely kept under the fhadow of thy Wing, and fupported by thy power, he may triumph over all Oppofition, that fo the world may acknowledge Thee to be his De fender and mighty Deliverer in all
The Epiftle. 1 S. Pet. 2. 11.
Difficulties and Adversities, thro'
DEarly beloved, 1 bd pilgrims,
Chrift our Lord. Amen. as and Then the Prayer for the High abftain from fleshly lufts, which Court of Parliament (if Sitting.) war against the foul; Having your In the Communion-Service im- converfation honeft among the mediately before the Reading of Gentiles: that whereas they speak the Epiftle, inftead of the Collect againft you as evil-doers, they may for the King, and that of the by your good works which they Day, shall be used this Prayer for fhall behold, glorific God in the the King, as Supreme Governor day of vifitation. Submit your of the Church. felves to every ordinance of man for the Lords fake: whether it be to
Leffed Lord, who haft called
fence of thy Faith, and haft made it their Duty to promote the Spiritual Welfare together with the Temporal Intereft of their People; We acknowledge with humble and thankful hearts thy great Goodness to us, in fetting thy Servant our moft Gracious King over this Church and Nation; Give him, we beseech thee, all thofe heavenly Graces that are requifite for fo high a Truft; Let the work of thee his God profper in his hands; success
his Defigns for the Service of thy true Religion eftablished amongft us; And make him a bleffed Inftrument of protecting and advancing thy Truch whereever it is Perfecuted and Oppreffed; Let Hypocrifie and Profaneness, Superftition and Idolatry fly before his Pace; Let not Herefies and falfe Doctrines difturb the Peace of the Church, nor Schifms and caufelefs Divifions weaken it; But grant us to be of one heart and one mind in ferving thee our God, and obeying him according to thy will: And that thefe Bleffings may be continued to. After-Ages, Let there never be one wanting in his Houfe to fuc ceed him in the Government of thefe Kingdoms, that our Pofterity may ice his Childrens Children and Peace upon Krael. So we that
are thy People, and Sheep of diy Pafture, fhall give thee thanks for ever, and will always be fhewing forth thy praife from generation to generation. Amen.
Governors, as unto them that are fent by him for the punishment of evil-doers, and for the praife of them that do well. For fo is, the will of God, that with well-doing ye may put to filence the ignorance of foolish men: As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of malicioufnefs, but as the fervants of God. Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.
The Gofpel. S. Matt. 22, 16.
their difciples with the He rodians, faying, Mafter, we know that thou art true, and teacheft the way of God in truth, neither careft thou for any man: for thou regardeft nor the perfon of men. Tell us therefore, What think eft thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Cefar, or not? But Jefus per ceived their wickednefs, and faid, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites Shew me the tribute-money. And they brought unto him a peny. And he faith unto them, Whofe is this image and fuperfcription? They fay unto him, Cefars. Then faith he unto them, Render therefore unto Cefar the things which are Cefars and unto God the things that are Gods. When they heard thefe words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way. After
After the Nicene Creed, fball follow the Sermon.
In the Offertory foall this Sentence be read: Godliness is great Riches, if a for we brought nothing into the man be content with that he hath World, neither can we carry any thing out. 1 Tim. 6, 6, 7.
After the Prayer [Por the whole ftate of Chrifts Church, &c.] thefe Collects following fall be used.
mighty God, that
World may be fo peaceably or
A Prayer for Unity.
Jefus Chrift, our only Savi- A of all wildom, who know
Lmighty the fountain
O Give us grace ferioufly to lay to heart the great dangers we are in by our unhappy divifion. Take away all hatred and prejudice, and what foever elfe 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 Baptifm, one God and Father of us all; fo we may benceforth be all
eft our neceffities before we ask, and our ignorance in asking; We befeech thee to have compaffion upon our infirmities; and those things which for our unworthinefs we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask, vouchfafe to give us for the worthiaefs of thy Son Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.
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 with one mouth glorifie thee, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.
Rant, O Lord, we beseech
leth all understanding, keep He peace of God which pafyour hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jefus Chrift our Lord: and the bleffing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghoft, be amongst you, and remain with you always. Amen.
Ur Will and Pleasure is, That this Form of Prayer with Thanksgiving for the First Day of Auguft, be forthwith Printed and Published, and be ufed Yearly on the faid Day in all Cathedral and Collegiate Churches and Chapels, in all Chapels of Colleges and Halls within both Our Univerfities, and of Our Colleges of Eaton and Winchefter, and in all Parish-Churches and Chapels within Our Kingdom of England, Dominion of Wales, and Town of Berwick upon Tweed.
Given at Our Court at St. James's, the Thirteenth Day of
By His Majefties Command,
Eing by Gods Ordirance, according to Our juft Title, Defender of the Faith, and Supreme Governer of the Church, within thefe Our Dominions, We hold it most agreeable to this Our Kingly Of fice, and Our own Religious Zeal, to conferve and maintain the Church committed to Our Charge in the Unity of true Religion, and in the bond of Peace: and not to fuffer unneceffary Difputations, Altercations, or Queftions to be raifed, which may nourish Faction both in the Church and Common-wealth. We have therefore upon mature deliberation, and with the advice of fo many of Our Bifhops as might conveniently be called together, thought fit to make this Declaration following.
That the Articles of the Church of England (which havebeen allow. ed and authorized beretofore, and which Our Clergy generally have fubfcribed unto) do contain the true Doctrine of the Church of England, agreeable to Gods Word: which We do therefore ratifie and confirm, requiring all Our loving Subje&s to continue in the uniform profeffion thereof, and prohibiting the leaft difference from the faid Articles, which to that end We command to be new Printed, and this Our Declaration to be published therewith.
That We are Supreme Governor of the Church of England: And that If any Difference arife about the external Policy, concerning Injunctions, Canons, and other Conftitutions whatfoever thereto belonging, the Clergy in their Convocation is to order and fettle them, having first obtained leave under Our Broad Seal fo to do, and We approving their faid Ordinances and Conftitutions; providing that none be made contrary to the Laws and Cuftoms of the Land.
That out of Our Princely care, that the Churcbmen may do the work which is proper unto them, the Bishops and Clergy, from time to time in Convocation, upon their humble defire, fhall have Licence under Our Broad Seal, to deliberate of, and to do all fuch things, as being made plain by them, and affented unto by us, fhall concern the fettled continuance of theDo&rine and Difcipline of the Church of England now eftablifhed; from which We will not endure any varying or departing in the leaft Degree.
That for the prefent, though fome Differences have been III raised, yet We take comfort in this, that all Clergy-men within Our Realm have always moft willingly fubfcribed to the Articles eftablished which is an argument to us, that they all agree in the true ufual literal meaning of the faid Articles, and that even in thofe curious Points in which the prefent Differences lie, men of all forts take the Articles of the Church of England to be for them; which is an Argument again, that none of them intend any Defertion of the Articles eftablifhed."
That therefore in thefe both curious and unhappy D.fferences which have for fo many hundred years, in different times and places, exercifed the Church of Chrift, We will that all further curious fearch be laid afide, and thefe Disputes fhut up in Gods Promifes, as they be generally fet forth to us in the holy Scriptures, and the general meaning of the Articles of the Church of England according to them. And that no man bereafter fhall either Print or Preach to draw the Article afide any way, but fhall fubmit to it in the plain and full meaning thereof;
and fhall not put his own Senfe or Comment to be the meaning of the Article, but shall take it in the literal and Grammatical Sense.
That if any publick Reader in either Our Univerfities, or any Head or Mafter of a College, or any other Perfon refpe&tively in either of them, fhall affix any new Senfe to any Article, or hall publickly read, determine or hold any publick Difputation, or fuffer any fuch tobe held either way, in either the Univerfitles or Colleges refpectively; or if any Divine in the Universities fhall Preach or Print any thing cither way, other than is already eftablished in Convocation with Our Royal Affent; he, or they the Offenders, (hall be liable to Our Difpleafure, and the Churches Cenfure in Our Commiffion Ecclefiaftical, as well as any other: And We will fee there fhall be due Execution upon
ARTICLES of RELIGION.
1.Of Faith in the Holy Trinity. Here is but one living and true God, everlasting, without body, parts, or paffions; of infinite power, wifdom and goodness, the ma
is of one Subftance, Majefty and
ker and preferver of all things
things neceffary to falvation : fo that whatsoever is not read therein, nor may be proved thereby, is not to be required of any man, that it fhould be believed as an Article of the Faith, or be thought requifire or neceffary to falvation. In the Name of the holy Scripture we do understand thofe Canonical Books of the Old and New Teftament, of whofe Authority was never any doubt in the Church.
both visible and invifible. And in
III. Of the going down of Chrift inte
A buried: fo alfo is it to be be
lieved, that he went down into
IV. Of the refurrection of Chrift.
The Book of Samuel,
And the other Books (as Hie rome faith) the Church doth read for example of life and inftruction of manners; but yet doth it not apply
dy, with flesh, bones, and all things appertaining to the perfection of mans nature, wherewith he afcended into Heaven, and there fitteth until he return to judge all men at the laft day.
V. Of the Holy Ghoft.
Of the Names and Number of the