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« Then shall the Bishop my, thee, ever be over them; let

The Lord be with you. Answer. And with thy spirit. them ; and so lead them in

thy Holy Spirit ever be with 4 And (all kneeling down the Bishop shall the knowledge and obedience Let us pray:

of thy Word, that in the end UR Father, which art in they may obtain everlasting

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for et reise there's a secres, pass O Almighty Goardy cuand

Name. Thy kingdom come. Christ, who with thee and Thy will be done in earth, As the Holy Ghost liveth and it is in heaven. Give us this reigneth, ever one God, world day our daily bread. And without end. Amen. forgive us our As

Lord, and we forgive them that trespass

God, vouchagainst us. And lead us not safe, we beseech thee, to diinto temptation ; But deliver rect, sanctify, and govern, us from evil. Amen.

both our hearts and bodies, And this Collect. in the ways of thy laws, and

: living God, who makest mandments; that, through us both to will and to do thy most mighty protection those things that be good both here and ever, we may and acceptable unto thy di- be preserved in body and vine Majesty ; We make our soul; through our Lord and humble supplications unto Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. thee for these thy servants,

q Then the Bishop shall bless them, saying

thus, (

mighty, the Father, the we have now laid our hands, Son, and the Holy Ghost, be to certify them (by this sign) upon you, and remain with of thy favour and gracious you for ever. Amen. goodness towards them. Let $ And there shall none be admitted to the holy

Communion, until such time as he be confirmthy fatherly hand, we beseech

ed, or be ready and desirous to be confirmed.

the ex

ample of thy holy Apostles) THE Blessing of God Al

THE FORM OF SOLEMNIZATION OF MATRIMONY. . First the Banns of all that are to be married together must be published in the Church three

severa! Sundays, during the time of Morning Service, or of Evening Service, (if there be no Morring Service,) immediately after the second Lesson; the Curate saying after the accustomed manner,

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gether in holy Matrimony, for which Matrimony was ye are to declare it. This ordained. is the first second, or third] First, It was ordained for time of asking

the procreation of children, * And if the persons that are to be married to be brought up in the fear dwell in divers Parishes, the Banns must be and nurture of the Lord, and asked in both Parishes; and the Curate of the one Parish shall not solemnize Matri to the praise of his holy mony betwixt them, without a Certificate of the Banns being thrice usked, from the Name. Curate of the other Parish. At the day and time appointed for solemnie for a remedy against sin, and

Secondly, It was ordained married shall come into the body the Church with their friends and neighbours :

to avoid fornication; that the right hand, and the woman on the left, the gift of continency might and there standing together, theo Man on such persons as have not the Priest shall say,

EARLY beloved, we are marry, and keep themselves

gathered together here undefiled members of Christ's in the sight of God, and in body. the face of this congregation, Thirdly, it was ordained to join together this Man and for the mutual society, help, this Woman in holy Matri- and comfort, that the one mony; which is an honour- ought to have of the other, able estate, instituted of God both in prosperity and adverin the time of man's inno-sity. Into which holy estate cency, signifying unto us the these two persons present mystical union that is become to be joined twixt Christ and his Church; Therefore if any man can which holy estate Christ a- shew any just cause, why dorned and beautified with they may not lawfully be his presence, and first miracle joined together, let him now that he wrought, in Cana of speak, or else hereafter for Galilee ; and is commended ever hold his peace. of Saint Paul to be honour. And also, speaking unto the persons that

shall be married, he shall say, able among all men : and

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Require and charge you therefore is not by any to be both, as ye will answer at enterprised, nor taken in the dreadful day of judgehand, unadvisedly, lightly, or ment when the secrets of all wantonly, to satisfy men's hearts shall be disclosed, that carnal lusts and appetites, if either of you know any like brute beasts that have no impediment, why ye may not understanding; but reverent- be lawfully joined together in ly, discreetly, advisedly, so- Matrimony, ye do now conberly, and in the fear of God; fess it. For be ye well asduly considering the causes, sured, that so many as are

now

mony lawful.

'WW' thou have this thee my troth.

holy estate of Matrimony IN take thee M. to my

coupled together otherwise / " Then shall they gire their troth to cack than God's Word doth allow The Minister, receiving the Woman at her face

ther's or friend's hands, shall cause the Mars are not joined together by with his right luand to take the Woman by God; neither is their Matri her right hand, and to say after him as

followeth.

M. take thee N. to my At which day of Marriage, if any man do wedded wife, to have and alledge and declare my impediment, why they may not be coupled together in Matra to hold from this day forReulm; and will be bound, and sufficient ward, for better for worse, for surdies with him, to the parties; ar else richer for poorer, in sickness charges as the persons to be maried do and in health, to love and to thereby sustain) to prore kis allegation : then the solemnization must be deferred, un

cherish, till death us do part, til such time as the truth be tried.

according to God's holy ordiIf no impediment be alledged, then shall the

Curate say unto the Man, nance; and thereto I plight M. ILT thou have this thee Woman to thy wed-Then shåll they loose their hands; and the

Woman, with her right hand taking the dec! wife, to live together af Man by his right hand, shall likewise say

after the Minister, ter God's ordinance in the

wedded husband, to have Wilt thou love her, comfort and to hold from this day her, honour, and keep her in forward, for better for worse, sickness and in health; and, for richer for poorer, in sickforsaking all other, keep thee ness and in health, to love, only unto her, so long as ye cherish, and to obey, till both shall live?

death us do part, according « The Man skull ansuet, I will.

to God's holy ordinance; Then shall the Priest say unto the Woman, and thereto I give thee my N.

Then shall they again loose their hands; Man to thy wedded

and the Man shall gire unto the Woman 4 husband, to live together after Ring, laying the same upon the book with

the accustomed duty to the Priest und God's ordinance in the holy Clerk. And the Priest, taking the Ring,

shall deliver it unto the Man, to put it upon estate of Matrimony ? Wilt

the fourth finger of the Woman's left hand. thou obey him, and serve

And the Man holding the Ring there, and

taught by the Priest, shall say, , keep

; wed, with my body I and, forsaking all other, keep thee worship, and with all thee only unto him, so long my worldly goods I thee enas ye both shall live:

dow : In the Name of the « The Woman shall answer, Father, and of the Son, and I will.

of the Holy Ghost. Amen. Then shall the Minister say,

Then the Man learing the Ring upon the Who giveth this Woman to fourth finger of the Woman's left hand, they be married to this Man?

shall both kneel doron; and the Minister

N.WILT thou have this troth.

shall say,

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