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THE BOOK OF

COMMON PRAYER,

AND ADMINISTRATION OF

THE SACRAMENTS,

AND OTIIER

RITES AND CEREMONIES OF THE CHURCH,

ACCORDING TO THE USE OF TIIE

Protestant Episcopal Church

IN THE

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA :

TOGETHER WITII

THE PSALTER, OR PSALMS OF DAVID.

PHILADELPHIA :

E. L. CAREY AND A. HART.

Stereotyped by L. Johnson.

KC 141

HARVARD COLLEGE LICRARY

BOUGHT FROM
DUPLICATE MONEY
AUG 15 19 40

Philadelphia, 20 November, 1835.
I po hereby certify, that this Edition of the Book of
Common Prayer, and administration of the Sacraments,
&c. is permitted to be published as an Edition duly com-
pared and corrected, by a suitable person appointed for
that purpose, as the Canon directs.

WILLIAM WHITE,
Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS.

1 The Ratification of the Book of to such as are of Riper Years,
Common Prayer.

and able to answer for them

2 The Preface.

selves.

3 The Order how the Psalter is 17 A Catechism; that is to say, an

appointed to be read.

Instruction to be learned by

4 The Order how the rest of the

every person before he be

Holy Scripture is appointed to brought to be confirmed by

be read.

the Bishop

5 Tables of Lessons of Holy 18 The Order of Confirmation, or

Scripture, to be read at Laying on of Hands upon those

Morning and Evening Prayer that are baptized and come to

throughout the Year.

Years of Discretion.

6 The Calendar.

19 The Form of Solemnization

7 Tables and Rules for the of Matrimony.

Moveable and Immoveable 20 The Order for the Visitation

Feasts, together with the Days of the Sick.

of Fasting and Abstinence 21 The Communion of the Sick.

throughout the Year.

22 The Order for the burial of

8 Tables for finding the Holy. the Dead.

days.

23 The Thanksgiving of Women

9 The Order for Daily Morning after Child-birth, commonly

Prayer.

called the Churching of Wo-

10 The Order for Daily Evening

Prayer.

24 Forms of Prayer to be used at

Il Prayers and Thanksgivings Sea.

upon several Occasions, to be 25 A Form of Prayer for the Visi.
used before the two final tation of Prisoners.
Prayers of Morning and Even-126 A Form of Prayer and Thanks.
ing Service.

giving to Almighty God, for

12 The Collects, Epistles, and the Fruits of the Earth, and

Gospels, to be used through all the other Blessings of his

out the Year.

merciful Providence.

13 The Order for the Adminis- 27 Forms of Prayer to be used

tration of the Lord's Supper, in Families.

or Holy Communion.

28 Selections of Psalms, to be

14 The Ministration of Public used instead of the Psalms for

Baptism of Infants, to be used the day, at the Discretion of

in the Church.

the Minister.

15 The Ministration of Private 29 The Psalter, or Psalms of

Baptism of Children in Houses. David.

16 The Ministration of Baptism

3

THE

RATIFICATION OF THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER.

1

By the Bishops, the Clergy, and the Laity of the Protestant
Episcopal Church in the United States of America, in Conven.
tion, this 16th day of October, in the year of our Lord one thou-
sand seven hundred and eighty-nine.
THIS Convention, having in their present Session set forth A

Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, do hereby establish the said Book: And they declare it to be the Liturgy of this Church; and require, that it be received as such by all the Members of the same: And this Book shall be in Use from and after the first Day of October, in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety.

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