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or not? But Jesus perceived their wick- | magnify thy glorious Name for this thine edness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye infinite goodness already vouchsafed to hypocrites ? Shew me the tribute-money. us; so do we must humbly beseech thee And they brought unto him a peny. And to continue thy grace and favour towards he saith unto them, Whose is this image us, that no such dismal calamity may ever and superscription? They say unto him, again fall upon us. Infatuate and defeat Cæsar's. Then saith he unto them, all the secret counsels of deceitful and Render therefore unto Cæsar the things wicked men against us: Abate their pride, which are Cæsar's; and unto God the asswage their malice, and confound their things that are God's. When they had devices. Strengthen the hands of our heard these words, they marvelled, and gracious Sovereign Queen VICTORIA, left him, and went their way.

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her, with judgement and justice to cut In the Offertory shall this Sentence be read. off all such workers of iniquity, as turn ОТ

Lord, Lord, shall enter into the Faction ; that they may never again prekingdom of heaven: but he that doeth vail against us, nor triumph in the ruin the will of my Father which is in heaven. of the Monarchy and thy Church among St. Matt. vii. 21.

Protect and defend our Sovereign

Lady the Queen, with the whole Roval 9 After the Prayer [For the whole state of Family, from all Treasons and Con. Christ's Church, &c.] this Collect following spiracies. Be unto her an helmet of

salvation, and a strong tower of defence ther, who, of thine infinite and clothe them with shame and confusion, unspeakable goodness towards us, didst but upon Herself, and her Posterity let in a most extraordinary and wonderful the Crown for ever flourish. So we thy manner disappoint and overthrow the people, and the sheep of thy pasture, wicked designs of those traiterous, heady, will give thee thanks for ever, and will and high-minded men, who, under the always be shewing forth thy praise from pretence of Religion and thy most holy generation to generation; through Jesus Name, had contrived, and well-nigh Christ our only Saviour and Redeemer, to effected the utter destruction of this whom, with thee, O Father, and the Holy Church and Kingdom: As we do this Ghost, be glory in the Church throughout day most heartily and devoutly adore and all ages, world without end. Amen.

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NOTE. Tuis Office claims attention on the principle, that any event which may be regarded as contributing fundamentally to the good of a nation ought to be kept in grateful remembrance as the result of Divine mercy. Like the other offices of a similar nature, this received some alteration in the reign of James II. The hymn immediately following the sentences was then added in place of another, supposed to be less suitable to the occasion. New psalms were also introduced, the 20th, 21st, 85th, and 113th, having been originally selected. Both the psalms and lessons are considered as calculated to impress the minds of the people with religious feeling in contemplating the events referred to; and in all cases it is a profitable exercise to trace the analogies which appear to exist between the workings of Providence in remote and later times. But this ought always to be done with care, otherwise the sacredness of Scripture will not be treated with respect; and then it would have been far better to confine the thoughts to the immediate subject of reflection than to seek for its parallel in sacred history.

A FORM OF PRAYER WITH THANKSGIVING

TO ALMIGHTY GOD; To be used in all Churches and Chapels within this Realm, every Year, upon the

Twentieth Day of June; being the Day on which Her Majesty began Her happy Reign.

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The Service shall be the same with the usual Office for Holy-days in all things; except where it is

in this Office otherwise appointed. If this Day shall happen to be Sunday, this whole Office shall be used, as it followeth, entirely. Morning Prayer shall begin with these Sen- | fulness, that they may preserve her.

Psal. Ixi. 7.
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In her time let the righteous flourish : cations, Prayers, Intercessions, and and let peace be in all our borders. giving of Thanks, be made for all men; Psal. lxxii. 7. & cxlvii. 14. for Kings, and for all that are in Autho- As for her enemies, clothe them with rity; that we may lead a quiet and peace- shame : but

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herself let her crown able life, in all godliness and honesty: flourish. Psal. cxxxii. 19. For this is good and acceptable unto God Blessed be the Lord God, even the our Saviour. 1 Tim. ii. 1, 2, 3.

God of Israel : which only doeth wonIf we say that we have no sin, we drous things. Psal. lxxii. 18. deceive ourselves, and the truth is not And blessed be the Name of his Main us; but, if we confess our sins, he is jesty for ever : and all the earth shall faithful and just to forgive us our sins, be filled with his Majesty. Amen, and to cleanse us from all unrighteous- Amen. Ver. 19. ness. 1 St. John i. 8, 9.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Instead of Venite exultemus the Hymn follow

Son : and to the Holy Ghost; ing shall be said or sung; one Verse by the As it was in the beginning, is now, Priest, and another by the Clerk and people. and ever shall be : world without end.

LORD our Governour : how ex- Amen.

cellent is thy Name in all the world! Psal. viii. 1.

Proper Psalms. xx, xxi, ci. Lord, what is man, that thou hast

Proper Lessons. such respect unto him : or the son of The First, Joshua i, to the end of the ninth man, that thou so regardest him? Psal.

Verse. cxliv. 3.

Te Deum. The merciful and gracious Lord hath

The Second, Rom. xiii. so done his marvellous works : that they

Jubilate Deo. ought to be had in remembrance. Psal. cxi. 4.

The Suffrages next after the Creed shall stand O that men would therefore praise

thus. the Lord for his goodness : and declare

Priest. O Lord, shew thy mercy upon the wonders that he doeth for the children of men! Psal. cvii. 21.

Answer. And grant us thy salvation. Behold, O God our defender : and Priest. O Lord, save the Queen; look upon the face of thine Anointed. Answer. Who putteth her trust in Psal. lxxxiv. 9.

thee. o hold thou up her goings in thy Priest. Send her help from thy holy paths : that her footsteps slip not. place. Psal. xvii. 5.

Answer. And evermore mightily deGrant the Queen a long life : and make fend her. her glad with the joy of thy countenance. Priest. Let her enemies have no Psal. lxi. 6. & xxi. 6.

advantage against her. Let her dwell before thee for ever : Answer. Let not the wicked approach O prepare thy loving mercy and faith- to hurt her. .

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Priest. Endue thy Ministers with set over us by thy grace and providence righteousness.

to be our Queen; and so together with Answer. And make thy chosen people her bless Adelaide, the Queen Dowager, joyful.

and all the Royal Family; that they all, Priest. O Lord, save thy people. ever trusting in thy goodness, protected Answer. And bless thine inheritance. by thy power, and crowned with thy

Priest. Give peace in our time, o gracious and endless favour, may conLord.

tinue before thee in health, peace, joy, Answer. Because there is none other and honour, and may live long and that fighteth for us, but only thou, O God. happy lives upon earth, and after death

Priest. Be unto us, O Lord, a strong obtain everlasting life and glory in the tower;

kingdom of heaven, by the Merits and Answer. From the face of our ene- Mediation of Christ Jesus our Saviour, mies.

who with the Father and the Holy Priest. O Lord, hear our prayer ; Spirit, liveth and reigneth ever one God,

Answer. And let our cry come unto world without end. Amen. thee.

Then shall follow this Collect, for God's proInstead of the first Collect at Morning Prayer

tection of the Queen against all her enemies. shall be used this following Collect of Thanks- TOST gracious God, who hast set thy giving for Her Majesty's Accession to the Throne.

upon the Throne of her Ancestors, we

most humbly beseech thee to protect her all the kingdoms of the World, on the same from all the dangers to which and disposest of them according to thy she may be exposed; Hide her from the good pleasure; We yield thee unfeigned gathering together of the froward, and thanks, for that thou wast pleased, as on from the insurrection of wicked doers; this day, to place thy Servant our Sove- Do thou weaken the hands, blast the reign Lady, Queen VICTORIA upon designs, and defeat the enterprizes of all the Throne of this Realm. Let thy wis- her enemies, that no secret conspiracies, dom be her guide, and let thine arm nor open violences, may disquiet her strengthen her ; let justice, truth, and Reign; but that, being safely kept under holiness, let peace and love, and all the shadow of thy wing, and supported those virtues that adorn the Christian by thy power, she may triumph over all Profession, flourish in her days; direct opposition; that so the world may acall her counsels and endeavours to thy knowledge thee to be her defender and glory, and the welfare of her people; mighty deliverer in all difficulties and and give us grace to obey her cheerfully adversities ; through Jesus Christ our and willingly for conscience sake; that Lord. Amen. neither our sinful passions, nor our pri

Then the Prayer for the High Court vate interests, may disappoint her cares

Parliament (if silting). for the publick good ; let her always a In the Communion Service, immediately before possess the hearts of her people, that

the reading of the Epistle, instead of the they may never be wanting in honour to Collect for the Queen, and that of the Day, her Person, and dutiful submission to shall be used this Prayer for the Queen, as her Authority; let her Reign be long supreme Governour of this Churck.

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Christian Princes to the defence Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

of thy Faith, and hast made it their duty In the end of the Litany (which shall always

to promote the spiritual welfare, together be used upon this Day) after the Collect [We

with the temporal interest of their peohumbly beseech thee, O Father, fc.] shall ple; We acknowledge with humble and the following Prayer, for the Queen and Royal thankful hearts thy great goodness to us, Family, be used.

in setting thy Servant our most gracious

Queen over this Church and Nation; governest all things in heaven and Give her, we beseech thee, all those earth; receive our humble prayers, with heavenly graces that are requisite for so our hearty thanksgivings, for our Sove- high a trust; Let the work of thee her reign Lady VICTORIA, as on this day, God prosper in her hands; Let her eyes

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behold the success of her designs for the ness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye service of thy true Religion established hypocrites ? shew me the tribute-money. amongst us; And make her a blessed And they brought unto him a peny. And instrument of protecting and advancing he saith unto them, Whose is this image thy Truth, wherever it is persecuted and and superscription ? They say unto him, oppressed; Let Hypocrisy and Profane- Cæsar's. Then saith he unto them, ness, Superstition and Idolatry, fly before Render therefore unto Cæsar the things her face; Let not Heresies and false which are Cæsar's; and unto God the Doctrines disturb the peace of the Church, things that are God's. When they had nor Schisms and causeless Divisions heard these words, they marvelled, and weaken it; But grant us to be of one left him, and went their way. heart and one mind in serving thee our

After the Nicene Creed shall follow the God, and obeying her according to thy

Sermon. will! And that these blessings may be

In the Offertory shall this Sentence be read: continued to after-ages, let there never be one wanting in her house to succeed her in the government of this United

that they may see your good works, Kingdom, that our posterity may see

and glorify your Father which is in her children's children, and peace upon

heaven. St. Matth. v. 16. Israel. So we that are thy people, and After the Prayer (For the whole state of sheep of thy pasture, shall give thee Christ's Church, &c.] these Collects following

shall be used. thanks for ever, and will always be shewing forth thy praise from generation

A Prayer for Unity. to generation. Amen. The Epistle. i St. Pet. ii. 11.

Christ, our only Saviour, the

Prince of Peace; Give us grace seriEARLY beloved, I beseech you as ously to lay to heart the great dangers we strangers and pilgrims, abstain

are in by our unhappy divisions. Take from fleshly lusts, which war against the away all hatred and prejudice, and whatsoul ; having your conversation honest

soever else may hinder us from godly among the Gentiles : that, whereas they Union and Concord: that, as there is speak against you as evil-doers, they | hut one Body, and one Spirit, and one may by your good works which they Hope of our Calling, one Lord, one shall behold, glorify God in the day of Faith, one Baptism, one God and Father visitation. Submit yourselves to every of us all, so we may henceforth be all of ordinance of man for the Lord's sake; one heart, and of one soul, united in one whether it be to the King, as supreine; holy bond of Truth and Peace, of Faith or unto governours, as unto them that and Charity, and may with one mind and are sent by him for the punishment of one mouth glorify thee; through Jesus evil-doers, and for the praise of them that Christ our Lord. Amen. do well. For so is the will of God, that with well-doing ye may put to silence the

RANT, O Lord, we beseech thee, ignorance of foolish men: as free, and

that the course of this world may not using your liberty for a cloke of be so peaceably ordered by thy governmaliciousness, but as the servants of God. ance, that thy Church may joyfully serve Honour all men. Love the brotherhood.

thee in all godly quietness through Jesus Fear God. Honour the King.

Christ our Lord. Anien.
The Gospel. St. Matth. xxii. 16.

RANT, we beseech thee, Almighty

God, that the words, which we ND they sent out unto him their

have heard this day with our outward disciples, with the Herodians, say

ears, may through thy grace be so grafted ing, Master, we know that thou art true,

inwardly in our hearts, that they may and teachest the way of God in truth,

bring forth in us the fruit of good living, neither carest thou for any man: for thou

to the honour and praise of thy Name; regardest not the person of men. Tell

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. us therefore, What thinkest thou ? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Cæsar, or not? But Jesus perceived their wicked- wisdom, who knowest our neces

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sities before we ask, and our ignorance HE peace of God which passeth all in asking; We beseech thee to have understanding, keep your hearts compassion upon our infirmities; and and minds in the knowledge and love of those things, which for our unworthiness God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our we dare not, and for our blindness we Lord: And the blessing of God Almighty, cannot ask, vouchsafe to give us for the the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, worthiness of thy Son Jesus Christ our be amongst you, and remain with you Lord. Amen.

always. Amen.

“ VICTORIA R. CO°

UR Will and Pleasure is, That these Four Forms of Prayer and Service, made

for the Fifth of November, the Thirtieth of January, the Twenty-ninth of “ May, and the Twentieth of June, be forthwith printed and published, and annexed “ to the Book of Common Prayer and Liturgy of the United Church of England and “ Ireland, to be used yearly on the said Days, in all Cathedral and Collegiate “ Churches and Chapels; in all Chapels of Colleges and Halls within Our Uni“ versities of Oxford, Cambridge, and Dublin, and of Our Colleges of Eton and “ Winchester, and in all Parish-Churches and Chapels within those parts of Our “ United Kingdom called England and Ireland.

“Given at Our Court at Kensington the Twenty-first Day of
“ June, 1837, in the First Year of our Reign.
“By Her Majesty's Command,

J. RUSSELL.”

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NOTE. The observation of the day on which the reigning Sovereign ascended the throne is of very ancient date. It originated in that general sentiment of religion which taught society to combine the recollection of all important events with the worship of Him by whom “ kings reign and princes decree judgment.” The custom was kept up in the English Church till interrupted by the ruin of the monarchy under Charles I., when, as is stated in the canon, “it received a long and doleful interruption, upon occasion of his murder, which changed the day on which King Charles II succeeded to the crown into a day of sorrow and fasting.” On the accession of James II. thi custom was renewed. In the reign of William III. it was again allowed to fall into disuse, bu was revived on the accession of Queen Anne. The service which had been drawn up by th bishops in the reign of James II. was adopted as the groundwork of the Office, but severa minor alterations were made to suit the different character of the times. In the review of the accord. Liturgy, the first lesson as used in the office of King James was restored, that in the reign in. Wurd: Let Queen Anne being Proverbs viii., from verse 13 to the end.

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