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. XXIV. Of Speaking in the A Church the evil be ever


grounded upon no warranty of not like nature of Sacraments Scripture, but rather repugnant with Baptism, and the Lord's to the Word of God.

Supper, for that they have not

any visible sign or ceremony Art. XXIII. Of Ministering in ordained of God. the Congregation.

The Sacraments were not or. It y

take upon him the office of upon, or to be carried about, but public preaching, or ministering that we should duly use them. the Sacraments in the Congre- And in such only as worthily gation, before he be lawfully receive the same, they have a called, and sent to execute the wholesome effect or operation: same. And those we ought to but they that receive them unjudge lawfully called and sent, worthily, purchase to themwhich be chosen and called to selves damnation, as Saint Paul this work by men who have saith. public authority given unto them in the Congregation, to call and

ART. XXVI. Of the Unworthiness send Ministers into the Lord's

of the Ministers, which hinters vineyard.

not the effect of the Sacraments.

LIHOUGH the Congregation in such a Tongue

mingled with the good, and as the people understandeth.

sometimes the evil have chief T is a thing plainly repugnant authority in the Ministration of

to the Word of God, and the the Word and Sacraments, yet custom of the Primitive Church, forasmuch as they do not the to have public Prayer in the same in their own name, but in Church, or to minister the Sac- Christ's, and do minister by his raments, in a tongue not under- commission and authority, we standed of the people.

may use their Ministry, buth in

hearing the Word of God, and ART. XXV. Of the Sacraments.

in receiving the Sacraments. ACRAMENTS ordained of Neither is the effect of Christ's

Christ be not only badges or ordinance taken away by their tokens of Christian men's profes. wickedness, nor the grace of sion, but rather they be certain God's gifts diminished from sure witnesses, and effectual such as by faith, and rightly, do signs of grace, and God's good receive the Sacraments miniswill towards us, by the which he tered unto them; which be efdoth work invisibly in us, and lectual, because of Christ's indoth not only quicken, but also stitution and promise, although strengthen and

confirm our they be ministered by evil men. Faith in him.

Nevertheless, it appertaineth There are two Sacraments or- to the discipline of the Church, dained of Christ our Lord in the that inquiry be made of evil Gospel, that is to say, Baptism, Ministers, and that they be acand the Supper of the Lord. cused by those that have knowl

Those five commonly ca'led edge of their offences; and finalSacraments, that is to say, Con- ly, being found guilty, by just firmation, Penance, Orders. Mat- judgment be deposed. rimouy, and Extreme Unction, are not to be counted for Sacra

Art. XXVII. Of Baptism. ments of the Gospel being such APTISM is not only a sign of as have grown partly of the corrupt following of the Apostles, difference, whereby Christian partly are states of life allowed men are discerned from others in the Scriptures; but yet have that be not christened, but it is


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also a sign of Regeneration or though they do carnally and New-Birth, whereby, as by an visibly press with their teeth (as instrument, they that receive Saint Augustine saith) the SacraBaptism rightly are grafted into ment of the Body and Blood of the Church; the promises of the Christ; yet in no wise are they forgiveness of sin, and of our partakers of Christ; but rather, adoption to be the sons of God to their condemnation, do eat by The Holy Ghost, are visibly and drink the sign or Sacrament signed and sealed; Faith is con- of so great a thing. firnied, and Grace increased by virtue of prayer unto God.

Art. XXX. Of both Kinds dren in any wise to be re

be -: tained in the Church, as most for both the parts of the Lord's agreeable with the institution of Sacrament by Christ's ordinance Christ.

and commandment, ought to be

ministered to all Christian men Abt. XXVIII. Of the Lord's alike.

Supper. THE Supper of the Lord is not ART. XXXI. Of the one Oblation T

only a sign of the love that of Christ finished upon the Cross. Christians ought

THE Offering of Christ once rather it is a Sacrament of our demption, propitiation, and satRedemption by Christ's death: isfaction, for all the sins of the insomuch that to such as rightly, whole world, both original and worthily, and with faith, receive actual; and there is none other the same, the Bread which we satisfaction for sin, but that break is a partaking of the Body alone. Wherefore the sacrifices of Christ; and likewise the Cup of Masses, in the which it was of Blessing is a partaking of the commonly said, that the Priest Blood of Christ.

did offer Christ for the quick Transubstantiation (or the and the dead, to have remission change of the substance of of pain or guilt, were blaspheBread and Wine) in the Supper mous fables, and dangerous deof the Lord, cannot be proved ceits. by Holy Writ; but is repugnant to the plain words of Scripture,

ART. XXXII. Of the Marriage overthroweth the nature of a

of Priests. Sacrament, and hath given oc

BI casion to many superstitions.

ISHOPS, Priests, and Dea

cons, are not commanded The Body of Christ is given, by God's Law, either to vow the taken, and eaten, in the Supper, estate of single live, or to abstain only after an heavenly and spir- from marriage: therefore it is itual manner. And the mean lawful for them, as for all other whereby the Body of Christ is Christian men, to marry at their received and eaten in the Sup- own discretion, as they, shall per, is Faith.

judge the same to serve better The Sacrament of the Lord's to godliness. Supper was not by Christ's ordinance reserved, carried about, ART. XXXIII. Of excommunilifted up, or worshipped.

cate Persons, how they are to be

avoided. ART. Of the Wicked, Treat not the Body of corrist in the Tidendociation of the


\HAT person by open use of the Lord's Supper.

is rightly cut off from the unity void of a lively faith, al- cated, ought to be taken of the

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to the diversity at T the several titles whereot

whole multitude of the faithful, against the common order of the

Heathen and Pubican, Church, and hurteth the authoruntil he be openly reconciled by ity of the Magistrate, and wound. penance, and received into the eth the consciences of the weak Church by a Judge that hath au- brethren. thority thereunto.

Every, particular or national

Church hath authority to ordain, ART. XXXIV. Of the Traditions change, and abolish, Ceremo of the Church.

pies or Rites of the Church orT is not necessary that Tradi- dained only by man's authority,

tions and Ceremonies be in 80 that all things be done to ediall places 0:10, or utterly like; tying. for at all times they have been divers, and may be changed Art. XXXV. Of the Homilies.

of Homilies, countries, times, and men's inanners, 80 that nothing be ordained we have joined under this Artiagainst God's Word. Whosocle, doth contain a godly and ever, through his private judg- wholesome Doctrine, and necesment, willingly and purposely, sary for these times, as doth the d th openly break the Traditions foriner Book of Homilies, which and Ceremonies of the Church were set forth in the time of which be not repugnant to the Edward the Sirth; and there!ore Word of God, and be ordained we judge them to be read in and approved by common au Chirches by the Ministers. dili thority, ought to be rebuked gently and distinctly, that they openly, (that others may fear to may be understanded of the do the like,) as he that offendeth people.

OF THE NAMES OF THE HOMILIES. 1. Of the right Use of the Church. 19. Of Repentance. 2. Against Peril of Idolatry 20. against Idleness. 3. Oj repairing and keeping clean 21. Against Rebellion,

of Churches. 4. Of good works: first of Fast

[This Article is received in this ing.

Church, so far as it declares the

Books of Homilies to be an ex6. Against Gluttony and Drunk

plication of Christian doctrine, eriness. 6. Against Excess of Apparel.

and instructive in piety and 7. Of Prayer.

morals. But all references to 8. Of the Place and Time of the constitution and laws of Prayer.

England are considered as inap9. That Common Prayers and Sa- plicable to the circumstances of craments oug it to be minis

this Church; which also sus. tered in a known to gue.

pends the order for the ading 10. Of the reverend Estimation of of said Homilies in churches, God's Word.

until a revision of them may be 11. Of Aims-doing.

conveniently made, for the clear12. Of the Nativity of Christ.

ing of them, as well from ongo13. Of the Passion of Christ.

lete words and phrases, as from 14. Of the Resurrection of Christ.

the local references.] 15. Of the worthy receiving of the Sacrament of the Body and

ART. XXXVI. Of Consecration Blood of Christ.

of Bishops and Ministers. 16. Of the Gifts of the Holy Ghost, THE Book of Consecration of 17. Fur the Rogation-days.

Bishops, and Ordering of 18. Of the State of Matrimony. Priests and Deacons, as set forth


by the General Convention of | ART. XXXVIII. Of Christian this Church in 1792, doth contain Men's Goods, which are not conv all things necessary to such Consecration and Ordering; neither THE Riches and Goods of


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superstitious and ungodly. And, as touching the right, title, and therefore, whosvever are conse- possession of the same; as cercrated or ordered according to tain Anabaptists do falsely boast. said Form, we decree all such to Notwithstanding, every be rightly, orderly, and lawfully ought, of such things as he posconsecrated and ordered.

sesseth, liberally to give altus to

the poor, according to his ability. Azt. XXXVII. Of the Power of the Civil Magistrates.

ART. XXXIX. Of a Christian

Man's Oath.
THE power of the Civil Magis-

$ we confess that vain and trate extendeth to all men, AS As well Cleryy as Laity, in all

Christian men by our Lord Jesus things temporal; but hath no authority in things purely spir- we judge, that Christian Re.igion

Christ, and James his Apostle, so itual. And we hold it to be the duty of all men who are profes- may swear when the Magistrate

doth not prohibit, but that a man sors of the Gospel, to pay re- requireth, in a cause of faith and spectful obedience to the Civil charity, so it be done according Authority, regularly and legiti- to the Prophet's teaching, in mately constituted.

justice, judgment, and truth.





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THE PREFACE. is evident unto all men, diligently reading Holy Scripture and

ancient Authors, that from the Apostles' time there have been these Orders of Ministers in Christ's Church, --Bishops, Priests, and Deacons. Which Ofices were evermore had in such reverend Estimation, that no man might presume to execute any of them, except he were first called, tried, examined, and known to have such qualities as are requisite for the same; and also by public Prayer, with Imposiíion of Hands, were approved and admitted thereunto by lawful Authority. And therefore, to the intent that these Orders may be continued, and reverently used and esteemed in this Church, no man shall be accounted or taken to be a lawful Bishop, Priest, or Deacon, in this Church, or suffered to execute any of the said Functions, except he be called, tried, examined, and admitted thereunto, according to the Form hereafter following, or hath had Episcopal Consecration or Ordination

Arid none shall be admitted a Deacon, Priest, or Bishop, except he be of the age which the Canon in that case provideu may require.

And the Bishop, knowing either by himself, or by sufficient testimony, any Person to be a man of virtuous conversation, and without crime; and, after examination and trial, finding him sufficiently instructed in the Holy Scripture, and otherwise learned as the Canons require, may, at the times appointed, or else, on urgent occasion, upon some other day, in the face of the Church, admit him a Deacon, in such manner and form as followeth.




{ When the day appointed by the Bishop is come, after Morning Prayer

is ended, there shall be a Sermon, or Exhortation, declaring the Duty and Office of such as come to be admitted Deacons ; how necessary that Order is in the Church of Christ, and also, how the People ought to

esteem them in their Office. | A Priest shall present unto the Bishop, sitting in his chair near to the

Holy Table, such as desire to be ordained Deacons, each of them being decently habited, saying these words, EVEREND Father in God, I person, until such time as the

present unto you these per- party accused shall be found sons present, to be admitted clear of that Crime. Deacons. The Bishop

Then the Bishop (commending

such as shall be fount meet to be TAKE heed that the persons, Ordered, to the Prayers of the whom ye present unto us,

Congregation) shall, with the be apt and meet, for their learn

Clergy and People present, say ing and godly conversation, to the Litany. exercise their Ministry duly, to the honour of God, and the edi. Then shall be snid the Service for fying of His Church.

the Communion, with the Colect, The Priest shall answer :

Epistle, and Gospel, as followeth. HAVE inquired concerning

The Collect. them, and examined LMIGHTY , who by chem, and thidk them se to bed A Divine Providence they | Then the Bishop shall say unto pointed divers Orders of Minis the People :

ters in the Church, and didst

inspire thine Apostles to choose RETHREN, if there be any into the Order of De: cons the Impediment, or potab'e Crime. others; Mercifully behold these in any of these persons pre- thy servants now called to the sented to be ordered Deacons. like Office and Administration: for the which he onght not to be admitted to that Office, let of thy Doctrine, and adorn them

so replenish them with the truth him come forth in the Name of with innocency of life, that, both God, and show what the Crime by word and good example, they or Impediment is.

nay faithfully serve thee in this And if any great Crime or Im- Office, to the glory of thy Name, pediment be objected, the Bishop and the edification

of thy shall cease from Ordering that Church; throuzh the merits of

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