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Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into Hell; The Third day he rose from the dead; He afcended into Heaven, And fitteth on the right Hand of God the Father Almighty; From thence he fhall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghoft; The Holy Catholic Church; The communion of Saints; The forgiveness of fins; The refurrection of the body, And the life everlasting. Amen.


¶ Or this.

Believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth, and of all things vifible and invifible:

And in one Lord Jefus Chrift, the only begotten Son of God, begotten of his Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one fubftance with the Father, by whom all things were made; who for us men, and for our falvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary, and was made man, and was crucified alfo for us under Pontius Pilate. He fuffered and was buried, and the third day he rose again, according to the Scriptures, and

afcended into Heaven, and fit✔ teth on the right hand of the Father; and he fhall come a gain, with glory, to judge both the quick and the dead; whofe kingdom fhall have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Ghoft, the Lord and giver of life, who proceedeth from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified, who fpake by the Prophets. And I believe one Catholic and Apoftolic Church. I acknowledge one Baptifm for the remiffion of fins; and I look for the refurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

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And after that, thefe Prayers following, all devoutly kneeling; the Minifter first pro-nouncing,

The Lord be with you; Anfw. And with thy fpirit. Minifter. Let us pray. O Lord, fhow thy mercy upon us;

Anfw. And grant us thy falvation.

Minifter. O God, make clean our hearts within us;

Anfw. And take not thy Holy Spirit from us. ¶ Then shall follow the Collect for the day, except when the Communion Service is read; and then the Collect for the day fhall be omitted here.

A Colle

A Collect for Peace. God, who art the author of peace and lover of concord, in knowledge of whom ftandeth our eternal life, whofe fervice is perfect freedom; defend us, thy humble fervants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we, furely trufting in thy defence, may not fear the power of any adverfaries, through the might of Jefus Christ our Lord, Amen.

A Collect for Grace. Lord, our heavenly Fa

the United States, and all others in authority; and fo replenish them with the grace of thy holy Spirit, that they may always incline to thy will, and walk in thy way: Endue them plenteoufly with heavenly gifts; grant them in health and profperity long to live; and finally, after this life, to attain everlasting joy and felicity, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.

The following Prayers are to be omitted here, when the Litany is read.

Other, Almighty and ever- 4 Prayer for the Clergy and

lafting God, who haft fafely brought us to the beginning of this day; defend us in the fame with thy mighty power, and grant that this day we fall into no fin, neither run into any kind of danger; but that all our doings, being ordered by thy governance, may be righteous in thy fight, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen. A Prayer for the PRESIDENT of the United States, and all in Civil Authority.


Lord, our heavenly Father, the high and mighty Ruler of the Universe, who doft from thy throne behold all the



Lmighty and everlasting God,from whom cometh every good and perfect gift, fend down upon our Bishops and other Clergy, and upon the Congregations committed to their charge, the healthful spirit of thy grace; and, that they may truly pleafe thee, pour upon them the continual dew of thy bleffing: Grant this, O Lord, for the honour of our Advocate and Mediator Jesus Chrift. Amen,

¶ A Prayer for all Conditions of Men.

dwellers upon earth; moft God, the Creator and

heartily we beseech thee, with thy favour to behold and blefs thy fervant, The PRESIDENT of

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Preferver of all mankind, we humbly befeech thee for all forts and conditions of men, that thou wouldest be pleased


to make thy ways known unto them, thy faving health unto all nations. More especially we pray for thy holy Church univerfal, that it may be fo guided and governed by thy good Spirit, that all who profefs and call themselves Chriftians, may be led into the way of truth, and hold the faith in unity of Spirit, in the bond of peace, and in righteoufnefs of life. Finally, we commend to thy Fatherly goodness, all thofe who are any ways afflicted or diftreffed in mind, body, or eftate; that it may please thee

means of grace, and for the hope of glory. And, we befeech thee, give us that due fenfe of all thy mercies, that our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful, and that we may fhow forth thy praife, not only with our lips, but in our lives; by giving up ourselves to thy fervice, and by walking before thee in holiness and righteoufnefs all our days, through Jefus Chrift, our Lord; to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghoft, be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.

A Prayer of St. Chryfoftom.

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Almighty God, Father of petitions of thy fervants, as

all mercies, we, thine unworthy fervants, do give thee moft humble and hearty thanks for all thy goodness and loving kindness to us, and to all men. We bless thee for our creation, preservation, and all the bleffings of this life; but, above all, for thine ineftimable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jefus Chrift; for the

may be moft expedient for them; granting us in this world knowledge of thy truth, and in the world to come life everlafting. Amen.


2 Cor. xiii. 14. HE grace ofour Lord Jefus Chrift, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghoft, be with us all evermore. Amen.

Here endeth the Order of MORNING PRAYER.





The MINISTER fhall begin the EVENING PRAYER, by reading one or more of the following Sentences of Scripture.

HE Lord is in his holy temple; let all the earth keep filence before him. Hab. ii. 20.

From the rifing of the fun even unto the going down of the fame, my name fhall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incenfe fhall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering for my name Thall be great among the heathen, faith the Lord of Hofts. Mal. i. 11.

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be alway acceptable in thy fight, O Lord, my ftrength and my Redeemer. Pfal.xix. 14. When the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall fave his foul alive. Ezek. xviii. 27.

I acknowledge my tranfgreffions; and my fin is ever before me. Pfal. li. 3.

Hide thy face from my fins; and blot out all mine iniquities. Pfal. li. 9.

The facrifices of God are a broken fpirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not defpife. Pfal. li. 17.

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Rend your heart and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God; for he is gracious and merciful, flow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil. Joel ii. 13.

To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him; neither have we obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in his laws which he fet before us. Dan. ix. 9, 10.

O Lord, correct me, but with judgment; not in thine anger, left thou bring me to nothing. Jer. x. 24. Pfal. vi. 1.

Repent ye; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. St. Mat. iii. 2.

I will arife and go to my father, and will fay unto him; Father, I have finned against heaven, and before thee, and am no more worthy to be called thy fon. St. Luke xv. 18, 19.


Enter not into judgment with thy fervant, O Lord; for in thy fight fhall no man living be juftified. Pfal. cxliii. 2.

If we fay that we have no fin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us; but if we confess our fins, God is faithful and juft to forgive us

and beseech you, as many as are here prefent, to accompany me, with a pure heart, and humble voice, unto the throne of the heavenly grace, fayingAgeneral Confeffion, to be faid by the whole congregation after the Minifter, all kneeling.


our fins, and to cleanfe us from Amighty and moft mer

all unrighteoufnefs. 1 St. John i. 8, 9. Then the Minifter fhall fay,

ciful Father; We have erred and ftrayed from thy ways like loft fheep. We have followed too much the devices,

Dear Scripture brethren, we devres of our own hearts,

the Scripture moveth us in fundry places, to acknowledge and confefs our manifold fins and wickedness, and that we should not diffemble nor cloak them before the face of Almighty God, our heavenly Father, but confefs them with an humble, lowly, penitent, and obedient heart; to the end that we may obtain forgiveness of the fame by his infinite goodnefs and mercy. And although we ought, at all times, humbly to acknowledge our fins before God; yet ought we chiefly fo to do, when we affemble and meet together, to render thanks for the great benefits that we have received at his hands, to set forth his moft worthy praise, to hear his moft holy word, and to ask those things which are requifite and neceffary, as well for the body as the foul. Wherefore, I pray

We have offended against thy holy laws. We have left undone thofe things which we ought to have done; And we have done those things which we ought not to have done : And there is no health in us. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us miferable offenders. Spare thou thofe, O God, who confefs their faults. Reftore thou those who are penitent; According to thy promifes declared unto mankind, in Chrift Jefus our Lord. And grant, Omoft merciful Father, for his fake; That we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and fober life; To the glory of thy holy name. Amen.

The Declaration of Abfolution, or Remiffion of fins; to be made by the PRIEST alone, ftanding; the People ftill kneeling.

Almighty God, the Fa


ther of our Lord Jefus Christ,

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