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Christ, by suffering patiently ad-shell, and also did rise again the versities, troubles, and sickness. third day; that he ascended into For he himself went not up to heaven, and sitteth on the right joy, but first he suffered pain : hand of God the Father AlmighHe entered not into his glory ty; and from thence shall come before he was crucified. Sofagain at the end of the world, to truly our way to eternal joy, is to judge the quick and the dead ? suffer here with Christ; and our And dost thou believe in the door to enter into eternal life, is Holy Ghost; The boly Catholic gladly to die with Christ ; that Church; The Communion of we may rise again from death, Saints ; The Remission of sins; and dwell with him in everlasting The Resurrection of the flesh life. Now, therefore, taking your and everlasting life after death sickness, which is thus profitable

person answer, for you, patiently, I exhort you

All this I steadfastly believe. in the name of God, to remember" Then shall the Minister examine, whethe profession which you made

ther he repent him truly of his sins, and

be in charity with all the world; cto unto God in your Baptism. And horting him to forgive, from the bottom forasmuch as after this life there of his heart, all persons that have of is an account to be given unto fended him; and if he hath offendes

any other, to ask them forgiveness; and the righteous Judge, by whom all!

where he hath done injury or wrong to must be judged, without respect any man, that he make, amends to the of persons; I require you to ex uttermost of his power. And if he hath amine yourself, and your estate,

not before disposed of his goods, let him

then be admonished to make his Will, both toward God and man ; so and to declare kis debts, what he oweth, that, accusing and condemning

and what is ouring unto him, for the yourself for your own faults, you

better discharging of his conscience, and

the quietness of his Excecutors. But men may find mercy at our heavenly should often be put in remembrance to Father's hand for Christ's sake, moral status, whilst they are in hcalth

take order for the settling of their tem. and not be accused and con- . The exhortation before rehearsed many demned in that fearful judgment. be said before the Minister begin his Therefore I shall rehearse to you, Prayer, as he shall see cause. the articles of our faith ; that you

17he Minister shall not omit earnestly

10 move such sick persons as are of may know whether you do be-l ability, to be liberal to the poor. lieve as a Christian man should, T And then the Minister shall say the Code

lect following. I Here the Minister shall rehearse the

Artides of the Faith, saying thus : O Most merciful God, who, ac DOST thou believe in God the

cording to the multitude of Father Almighty, Maker of thy mercies, dost so put away the heaven and earth?

sins of those who truly repent, And in Jesus Christ his only, that thou rememberest them no begotten Son our Lord? And that more ; open thine eye of mercy he was conceived by the Holy upon this thy servant, who most Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary ; eamestly desireth pardon and forthat he suffered under Pontius giveness. Renew in him, most Pilate, was crucified, dead, and loving Father, whatsoever hath buried; that he went down into been decayed by the fraud and


or no.

Let us pray.

maljce of the devil, or by his own who put their trust in him, to carnal will and frailness ; pre-whom all things in heaven, in serve and continue this sick mem-earth, and under the earth, do ber in the unity of the Church ; bow and obey, be now and everconsider his contrition, accept his more thy defence; and make thee tears, assuage his pain, as shall know and feel, that there is none seem to thee most expedient for other name under heaven given him. And fürasmuch as he put-to man, in whom, and through teth his full trust only in thy mer- whom, thou mayest receive health cy, impute not unto him his for- and salvation, but only the name mer sins, but strengthen him with of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. thy blessed Spirit; and when thou T Here the Minister mayuse any part of art pleased to take him hence, take

the service of this Book, which, in his him unto thy favour, through the discretion, he shall think convenient to

the occasion; and after that shall say, merits of thy most dearly beloved UNTO God's gracious mercy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. and protection we commit Then shall the Minister say this Psalm : thee: The Lord bless thee, and Psalm 130. De Profundis.

|keep thee: The Lord make his OUT of the deep have ! called face to shine upon thee, and be

unto thee, O Lord; Lord, gracious unto thee: The Lord hear my voice.

lift up his countenance upon thee, O let thine ears consider, well and give thee peace both now the voice of my complaint. and evermore. Amen.

If thou, Lord, wilt be extreme s Prayers which may be suid with the foreto mark what is done amiss ; 0 going service, or any part thereof, at the Lord, who may abide it?

discretion of the Minister.

1 A Prayer for a Sick Child. For there is inercy with thee ; therefore shalt thou be feared. O Almighty God and merciful I look for the Lord, my soul

Father, to whom alone bedoth wait for him ; in his word is

long the issues of life and death ;

look down from heaven, we bummy trust.

My soul fleeth unto the Lord, bly beseech thee, with the eyes before the morning watch; I say, lying upon the bed of sickness :

of mercy upon this Child, vow before the morning watch. O Israel, trust in the Lord, forvation ; deliver him in thy good

Visit him, O Lord, with thy salwith the Lord there is mercy appointed time from his bodily and with him is plenteous redemption. I

pain, and save his soul for thy And he shall redeem Israel

mercies sake; that if it shall be from all his sins.

thy pleasure to prolong his days 11 Adding this:

here on earth, he may live to O Saviour of the world, who thee, and be an instrument of thy

by thy Cross and precious glory, by serving thee faithfully, Bk od hast redeemed us; save us, and doing good in his generation: an's help us, we humbly beseech or else receive him into those the, e, O Lord.

heavenly habitations, where the Then shall the Minister say,

souls of those who sleep in the TE AJ mighty Lord, who is a Lord Jesus enjoy perpetual rest

most strong tower to all thoseland felicity : Grant this, O Lord,

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for thy mercies sake, in the same made perfect, after they are delithy son our Lord Jesus Christ, vered from their earthly prisons ; who liveth and reigneth with we humbly commend the soul of thee and the Holy Ghost, ever this thy servant, our dear brother, one God, world without end. into thy hands, as into the hands Amen.

of a faithful Creator, and most T A Prayer for a sick Person, when there merciful Saviour; most humbly appcuretk but small hope of recovery. beseeching thee, that it may be

Father of mercies, and God precious in thy sight : Wasi, it,

of all comfort, our only help we pray thee, in the blood of that in time of need; We fiy unto thee immaculate Lamb, that was slain for succour in behalf of this thy to take away the sins of the servant, here lying under thy world ; that whatsoever defilehand in great weakness of body : ments it may ha e contracted in Look graciously upon him, O the midst of this miserable, and Lord; and the more the outward uaughty world, through the lust man decayeth, strengthen him, of the flesh, or the wiles of Satan, we beseech thee, so much the being purged and done away, it more continually with thy grace may be presented pure and withand Holy Spirit, in the inner out spot before thee. And teach man: Givenim unfeigned repen- us who survive, in this, and other tance for all the errors of his life liko daily spectacles of mortality past, and steadfast faith in thy to see how frail and uncertain Son Jesus, that his sins may be our own condition is ; and so to done away by thy mercy, and his number our days, that we may pardon sealed in Heaven, before seriously apply our hearts to that he zo hence, and be no more seen. holy and heavenly wisdom, whilst We know, O Lord, that there is we live bere, which may in the no word impossible with thee ; end bring us to life everlasting, and that, if thou wilt, thou canst through the merits of Jesus Christ even yet raise him up, and grant thine only Son our Lord. Amen. him a longer continuance amongst " A Prayer for Persons troubled in Mind us: Yet, forasmuch as in all ap

or Conscience. pearance the time of his disso. O Blessed Lord, the Father of lution draweth near, so fit and mercies, and the God of all prepare him, we beseech thee, comforts, we beseech thee, look against the hour of death, that down in pity and compassion upafter his departure bence in peace, on thisthy afflicted servant. Thou and in thy favour, his soul may writest bitter things against him, be received into tbine everlasting and makest him to possess his kingdom; through the merits and former iniquities: Thy wrath lieth mediation of Jesus Christ thine bard upon him, and his soul is full only Son, our Lord and Saviour. of trouble : But, O merciful God, Amen.

who bast written thy holy word T 4 Commendatory. Prayer for a sick for our learning, that we, through

Person at the point of departure. patience and comfort of thy holy O Almighty God, with whom do Scriptures, might have hope,

live the spirits of just men give him a right understanding

of himself, and of thy threats and thine hand. If it be thy will. prepromises; that he may neither serve his life, that there may be cast away his confidence in thee. place for repentance : But, if thou nor place it any where but in hast otherwise appointed, set thy thee. Give him strength against inercy supply to him the want of all his temptatious, and heal all his the usual opportunity for the trimdistempers: Break not the bruised ming of his lamp. Stir up in him reed, nor quench the smoking fax: such sorrow for sin and suc. or. Shut not up thy tender mercies in vent love to thee, as inay in a displeasure; but make him to hear short time do the work of many of joy and gladness, that the bones days : That among the praises which thou hast broken may re- which thy Saints and holy Angels joice: Deliver him from fear of shall sing to the honour of thy the enemy, and lift up the light mercy through eternal ages, it of thy countenance upon him ; may be to thy unspeakable glory, and give him peace, through the that thou hast redeemed the soul merits and mediation of Jesus of this thy servant from eternal Cbrist our Lord. Amen. death, and made him partaker I A Prayer which may be said by the Mi- of the everlasting life, which is

nist:r, in behalf of all present at the through Jesus Christ our Lord. i Visitation.

Amen. O God, whose days are without end, and whose mercies can-T, A Thanksgiving for the beginning of a

recovery. bot be numbered; make us, we beseech thee, deeply sensible of GREAT and mighty God, who the shortness and uncertainty of

bringest down to the grave, duman life; and let thy Holy Spi.

and bringest up again ; we bless rit lead us through this vale of thy wonderful goodness, for hava misery, in holiness and righteous and our mourning into gladness,

ing turned our heaviness into joy ness, all the days of our lives: by restoring this our brother to That, when we shall have served thee in our generation, we may Blessed be thy name, that thou

some degree of his former health, be gathered unto our fathers, hav

didst not forsake him in his sick. ing the testimony of a good conscience; in the Communion of the ness; but didst visit him with comCatholic Church ; in the confi- him in patience and submission to

forts from above ; didst support dence of a certain faith ; in the comfort of a reasonable, religious, hin seasonable relief. Perfect, we

thy will; and, at last, didst send and holy hope ; in favour with thee our God, and in perfect cha- wards him; and prosperthe means

beseech thee, this thy mercy to. rity with the world : All which which shall be made use of for his we ask through Jesus Christ our cure: That being restored to Lord. Amen. I A Prayer which may be said in case of health of body, vigour of mind,

sudden surprise and immediate dunger. and cheerfulness of spirit, he may O Most gracious Falber, we fly be able to go to thine house, to

unto thee for mercy in behalf offer thee an oblation with great of this thy servant, here lying gladness; and to bless thy holy under the sudden, visitation of name for all thy goodness towards

hin, through Jesus Christ our Sa-Ithe Holy Spirit, be all honour and viour: To whom with thee and glory, world without end. Amen.

THE COMMUNION OF THE SICK. Forasmuch as all suortal men are subj ct to many sudden perils, diseases, and sicknesses, and ever uncertain what time they shall dipart out of this life; therefore, to the intent they may be alwus in realiness to die, whensoever it shall please Almighty God to call them, the Minister shall diligently from time to time

brut especially in the time of pestilence, or other infectious sickness) echort their Parishioners to the often receiving of the Holy Communion of the Body and Blood of our Saviour Christ, when it shall be publicly adininistered in the Church; that so doing, they may, in case of sudden visitatiur, have the least cause to be disquicted for lack of the same. But if the sick Person be not able to come to the Church, and yet is desirous to receive the Communion in his houst; then he must give timely notice to the Minister, signifying also how many there are to communicate with him ;(which shall be two at the least ;) and all things necessary being prepared, the Minisier shall there celebrate the Holy Communion, beginning with the Collect, Epistle and Gospel, here following: The Collect.

The Epislie.

Heb. xii. 5. ALMIGHTY everliving God,

Maker of mankind, who dosi My son, despise not thon the correct those whom thou dost

chastening of the Lord, nor love,and chastise every one whom

faint when thou art rebuked of thou dost receive; we beseech bim. For whom the Lord love thee to have mercy upon this thy eth, he chasteneth ; and scourgservant visited with thive hand : eth every son whom he receiv

etb. and to grant that he may take his sickness patiently, and recover his The Gospel. St. John. v. 24. bodily health, if it be thy gracious VERILY, verily, I say unto you, will; and that whensoever his He that heareth my word, and soul shall depart from the body, believeth on him that sent me, it may be without spot presented, hath everlasting life, and shall not unto thee, through Jesus Christ come into condemnation ; but is our Lord. Amen.

passed from death unto life. 1 After which the Minister shall proceed according to the Form before prescribed for

the Holy Communion, beginning at these words, Ye who do truly, c. 1 At the time of the distribution of the Holy Sacrament, the Minister shall first re

ceive the Communion himself, and after minister unto those who are appointed

to communicate with the sick, and last of all to the sick person. 1 But if a man, either by reason of extremity of sickness, or for want of warning

in due time to the Minister, or for lack of company to receive with ; im, or by any other just impediment, do not receive the Sacrament of Christ's Body and Blood, the Minister shall instruct him, that if he do truly repent him of his sins, and steadfastly believe that Jesus Christ huih suff red death upon the Cross for him, and shed his blood for his redemption, earnestly remembering the benefits he hath thereby, and giving him hearty thanies therefor, he doth eat and drink the Body and Blood of our Saviour Christ profitably to his soul's health, ulthough he do not

receive the Sacrament with his mouth. 11. When the sick Person is visited and receiveth the Holy Communion all at one time,

then the Minister, for more expedition, shall cut off the Form of the Visitation at

the Psalm, and go straight to the Communion. 1 In the times of contagious sickness or disease, when none of the Parish or Neighbours can be gotten to communicate with the sick in their houses, for feat of the infection; upon special request of the diseased, the Minister alone may communicate with him.


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