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good to order, that none shall be Bishop. Let us pray. confirmed, but such as can say ALMIGHTY
and everliving the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, God, who hast vouchsafed to and the Ten Commandments ; regenerate these thy servants by and can also answer to such other Water and the Holy Ghost, and Questions, as in the short Cate-hast given unto them forgiveness chisın are contained : Which or- of all their sins; strengthen them, der is very convenient to be ob- we beseech thee, O Lord, with served; to the end that children, the Holy Ghost, the Comforter; being now come to the years of and daily increase in them thy discretion, and having learned manifold gifts of grace; the spirit what their Godfathers and God- of wisdom and understanding, the motbers promised for them in spirit of counsel and ghostly Baptism, may themselves with strength, the spirit of knowledge their own mouth and consent, and true godliness; and fill them, openly before the Church ratify O Lord, with the spirit of thy and confirm the same; and also holy fear, now and for ever. promise, that, by the grace of Amen. Gud, they will evermore endea. T Then all of them in order kneeling bevour themselves faithfully to ob- fore the Bishop, he shall lay his hands
upon the head of every one severally, serve such things as they, by their saying, own confession, have assented DEFEND, O Lord, this thy unto.
Child [or, this lhy Servan, Then shall the Bishop say, with thy heavenly grace; that he Do ye here, in the presence of may continue thine for ever, and
God, and of this Congrega- daily increase in thy Holy Spirit tion, renew the solemn promise more and more, until he come and vow that ye made, or that unto thy everlasting kingdom. was made in your name, at your a then shall the Bishop say, Baptism; ratifying and confirm.
The Lord be with you. ing the same; and acknowledging Ans. And with thy spirit. yourselves bound to believe and And all kneeling down, the Bishop shail do all those things which ye
add, then undertook, or your Sponsors then undertook for you?
OUR Father, who art in Hea1 And coery one shall audibly answer,
ven, Hallowed be thy Name; I do.
Thy Kingdom come; Thy Will Bishop.
be done on earth, as it is in HeaOUR be!p is in the name of the ven; Give us this day our daily Lord;
bread; And forgive us our tresAns. Who bath made heaven passes, as we forgive those who and earth.
trespass against us; And lead us Bishop. Blessed be the name not into temptation; But deliver of the Lord ;
us from evil. Amen. Ans. Henceforth, world with
1 And these Collects. out end.
ALMIGHTY and everlasting Bishop. Lord hear our prayer; God, who makest us both to Ans. And let our cry come up will and to do those things which thse.
are good, and acceptable unto thy
Let us pray.
Divine Majesty ; we make our beseech thee, to direct, sanctify, humble supplications unto thee and govern both our bearts and for these thy servants, upon bodies, in the ways of hy laws, whom, after the example of thy and in the works of thy comboly Apostles, we have now laid mandments; that through thy our hands; to certify them, by this most mighty protection, both bere sign, of thy favour and gracious and ever, we may be preserved goodness towards them. Let thy in body and soul, through our Fatherly hand, we beseech thee, Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. ever be over them: Let thy Holy Amen. Spirit ever be with them: And so " Then the Bishop shall bless thom, say lead them in the knowledge and
ing thus : obedience ofthy Word, that in the THE blessing of God Almighend they may obtain everlasting ty, the Father, the Son, and life, through our Lord Jesus Christ; the Holy Ghost, be upon you, wbo,with thee and the Holy Ghost, and remain with you for ever. liveth and reigneth ever God, world without end. Amen." And there shall none be admitted to the
Holy Communion, until such time as he O Almighty Lord, and ever
be confirmed, or be ready and desirous lasting God, vouchsafe, we to be confirmed.
THE FORM OF SOLEMNIZATION OF MATRIMONY. * The laws respecting Matrimony, whether by publishing the Bans in Churchet,
or by License, being different in the several States; every Minister is left to the dire tion of those Laws, in every thing that regards the civil contract bet vien the Parties. And
when the Bans are published, it shall be in the following form: I publish the Bans of Marriage between M. of, and No. of of you know cause or just impediment, why these two persons should not be joined together in holy Matrimony, ye are to declare it. [This is the first, second, or third time of asking.) 1 At the day and time appointed for So- and in the fear of God. Into this
lemnization of Matrimony, the Persons holy estate, these two persons to be married shall come into the body of the Church, or shall be ready in some present come now to be joined. If proper house, with their friends and any man can show just cause, why neighbours ; and there standing togethey may not lawfully be joined tothe Woman on the left, the Minister gether, let him now speak, or else shall say,
hereafter for ever bold his peace. DEARLY beloved, we are sau " And also speaking unto the Persons who sight of God, and in the face of I Require and charge you both this company, to join together (as ye will answer at the dread. this Man and this Woman in holy ful day of judgment, when the Matrimony ; which is commend-secrets of all hearts shall be dised of Saint Paul to be honourable closed) that if either of you know among all men; and therefore is any impediment, why ye may not by any to be entered into un- not be lawfully joined together in advisedly or lightly; but reverent- Matrimony, ye do now confessit: ly, discreetly, advisedly, soberly, For be ye well assured, thatif any
persons are joined together other. Then skall they loose their Hends, and wise than as God's word doth al
the Woman with her Right Hand taking
the Man by his Right Hand, shall like low, their marriage is not lawful.
wise say after the Minister. 1 The Minister, if he shall have reason to doubt of the lawfulness of the proposed IN. take thee M. to my wedded
Husband, to have and to hold, ty for his indemnification ; but if no from this day forward, for better impediment shall be alleged, or suspect for worse, for richer for poorer, ed, the Minister shall say to the mon, M.WILT thou have this Wolin sickness and in health, to love,
man to thy wedded Wife, cherish, and to obey, till death us Po live together after God's ordi- do part, according to God's holy nance, in the holy estate of Matri- ordinance; and thercto I give mony ? Wilt thou love her, com- thee my Troth. fort her, honour, and keep her, in
" Then shall they again loose their Hands;
and the Man shall give unto the Woman sickness and in health ; and for a Ring. And the Minister taking the making all others, keep thee only Ring shall deliver it unto the Man, to unto her, so long as ye both shall put it upon the fourth
finger of the Wo
man's Left Hand. Ånd the Man holda live?
ing the Ring there, and taught by the The man shall answer, I will. Minister, shall say, 1 Then shall the Minister say unto the Woman,
WITH this Ring 1 thee wed,
and with all my worldly N.WILT thou have this man
to thy wedded Husband, goods I thee endow: In the name to live together after God's ordi" of the Father, and of the Son, Rance, in the holy estate of Matri. and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. mony ? Wilt thou obey him, and " Then the Man leaving the Ring uponi serve him, love, honour, and keep
the fourth Finger of the Woman's Left
Hand, the Minister shall say, him, in sickness and in health; and forsaking all others, keep OUR Father, who art in Hea. thee only unto him, so long as ye ven, Hallowed be thy Name; both shall live?
Thy Kingdom come; Thy Will 1 The Woman shall answer, I will. be done on Earth, as it is in Hea.
1 Then shall the Minister say, Who giveth this Woman to be yen; Give us this day our daily married to this Man ?
bread; And forgive us our tres. Then shall they give their Troth to each passes, as we forgive those who
other in this Manner : trespass against us; And lead us The Minister receiving the Woman at not into temptation; But deliver her Father's or Friend's Hands, shall us from evil. Amen. cause the Man with his Right Hand tò take the Woman by her Right Hand, O Eternal God, Creator and and to say after him as followeth:
Preserver of all mankind, givIM take thee N. to my wedler of all spiritual grace, the au
ded Wife, to have and to hold, thor of everlasting life ; send thy from this day forward, for better blessing upon these thy servants, for worse, for richer for poorer, this man and this woman, whom in sickness and in health, to love we bless in thy name; that as Isaac and to cherish, till death us do and Rebecca lived faithfully to. part, according to God's holy or-gether, so these persons may Jinance and thereto I plight thee surely perform and keep the vow
and cor-nant betwixt them made,
Let us pray.
(whereof this Ring givea and re-same by giving and receiving & ceived is a token and pledge) and Ring, and by joining hands; I promay ever remain in perfect love nounce, that they are Man and and peace together, and live ac-Wife; in the name of the Father, cording to thy laws, through Jesus and of the Son, and of the Holy Christ our Lord. Amen. Ghost. Amen. Then shall the Minister join their Right 1 And the Minister shall add this Bleu Hands together, and say,
ing: Those whom God hath joined together. let no man put asunder. GOD the Father, God the Son
God the Holy Ghost, blesk I then shall the Minister speak unto the Company:
preserve, and keep you: The FORASMUCH as M. and N. Lord mercifully with his favour
have consented together in look upon you, and fill you with holy Wedlock, and have witness- all spiritual benediction and ed the same before God and this grace; that ye may so live togethcompany, and thereto have given er in this life, that in the world to and pledged their troth, each to come ye may have life everlast the other, and have declared theling. Amen.
THE ORDER FOR
THE VISITATION OF THE SICK. When any person is sick, notice shall be given thereof to the Minister of the Pa-passes, as we forgive those who rish; who, coming into the sick Per trespass against us; And lead ug son's Houst, shall say,
not into temptation ; But deliver PEACE be to this House, and us from evil. Amen. to all that dwell in it.
Min. O Lord, save thy servant; I When he cometh into the sick Man's pre Ans. Who puttệth his trust in
sence, he shall say, kneeling down, thee. REMEMBER not, Lord, our iniquities, nor the iniquities holy place ;
Min. Send him help from thy of our forefathers; Spare us, good Ans. And evermore mightily Lord, spare thy people, wbom defend him. thou hast redeenied with thy
Min. Let the enemy have no most precious blood; and be not advantage of him ; angry with us for ever.
Ans. Nor the wicked approach Ans. Spare us, good Lord.
to hurt him. 1 Then the Minister shall say,
Min. Be unto him, O Lord, a Let us pray. Lord, bave mercy upon us.
Ans. From the face of hisenemy. Christ, have mercy upon us. Min. O Lord, huar our prayer ;
Lord, have mercy upon us. Ans. And let our cry come OUR Father, who art in Hea
unto thee. ven, Hallowed be thy Name Thy Kingdom come; Thy Will
Minister. be done on earth, as it is in Hea: O Lord, look down from here ven; Give us this day our daily
and forgive us our tres-Ithis tby seryant Look upon kiện
with the eyes of thy mercy; give know you certainly, that if you him comfort and sure confidence truly repent you of your sins, in thee; defend him from the and bear your sickness patienily, danger of the enemy; and keep trusting in God's mercy, for his him in perpetual peace and safety, dear Son Jesus Christ's sake, and through Jesus Christ our Lord. render unto him humble thanks Amen.
for his Fatherly visitation, subinitHEAR us, Almighty, and most ting yourself wholly unto his will
, merciful God and Saviour : it shall turn to your profit, and Extend thy accustomed goodness help you forward in the right way to this thy servant, who is grieved that leadeth unto everlasting life. with sickness. Sanctify, we be- " If the Person visited be very sick, then seech thee, this thy Fatherly cor the Minister end his Exhortation rection to him'; that the sense ofl in this Place, or else proceed: his weakness may add strength to TAKE therefore in good part his faith, and serivusness to his the chastisement of the Lord : repentance : That if it shall be For, as Saint Paul saith in the thy good pleasure to restore him twelfth chapter to the Hebrews, to his former health, he may lead Whom the Lord loveth he chasthe residue of his life in thy fear, teneth, and scourgeth every son and to thy glory: Or else give whom he receiveth. If ye endure him grace so to take thy visitation, chastening. God dealeth with you that after this painful life ended, as with sons: For what son is he he may dwell with thee in life whom the Father chasteneth not? everlasting, through Jesus Christ But if ye be without chastisement, our Lord. Amen.
whereof all are partakers, then 1 Then shall the Minister exhort the sick are ye bastards, and not sons,
Person after this Form, or other lik: : Furthermore, we have had fa. DEARLY beloved, know this
, thers of our flesh, which corrected that Almighty God is the us, and we gave them reverence: Lord of life and death, and of all Shall we not much rather be in things to them pertaining ; as subjection unto the Father of youth, strength, health, age, spirits, and live? For they veweakness, and sickness. Where- rily for a few days chastened us fore, whatsoever your sickness after their own pleasure ; but he be, know you certainly that it is for our profit, that we might be God's visitation. And for what partakers of his holiness. These tause soever this sickness be sent words, good brother, are written untu you ; whether it be to try in holy Scripture, for our comyour patience for the example of fort and instruction; that others, and that your faith may should patiently, and with thauksbe found, in the day of the Lord, giving, bear our heavenly Falaudable, glorious, and honour-ther's correction, whensoever, by able, to the increase of glory and any manner of adversity, it shall endless felicity; or else it be sent please his gracious goodness to unto you to correct and amend in visit us. And there should be no you whatsoever doih offend the greater comfort to Christian persyes of your heavenly Father ; sons, than to be made like unto