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Let us pray
venient to be observed ; to the end | LORD, with the spirit of thy holy that children, being now come to the fear, now and for ever. Amen. years of discretion, and having learn
1 Then all of them in order kneeling before the ed what their godfathers and god- " Bishop, he shall lay his hands upon the head mothers promised for them in bap. of every one severally, saying, tism, may themselves, with their own
DEFEND, O LORD, this thy child mouth and consent, openly before the Church ratify and confirm the same; venly grace ; that he may continue
(or, this thy servant) with thy hea. and also promise, that, by the grace thine for ever, and daily increase in of GOD, they will evermore endeavor themselves faithfully to observe such thy Holy Spirit more and more,
until he come unto thy everlasting things as they, by their own confes.
1 Then shall the Bishop say,
The LORD be with
you. God, and of this congregation, renew
Ans. And with thy Spirit. the solemn promise and vow that ye 1 All kneeling down, the Bishop shall add, made, or that was made in your name, at your baptism ; ratifying and con
OUR Father, who art in heaven, firming the same; and acknowledg. ing yourselves bound to believe and Hallowed be thy Name; Thy king. to do all those things which ye then dom come; Thy will be done on undertook, or your sponsors then un.
earth, as it is in heaven; Give us dertook for you ?
this day our daily bread; And for
give us our trespasses, as we forgive 1 And every one shall audibly answer
those who trespass against us; And I do.
lead us not into temptation ; But deBishop.
liver us from evil. Amen.
And these Collecte
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God,
those things which are good, and acLORD; Ans. Henceforth, world without thee for these thy servants, upon
make our humble supplications unto end.
whom, after the example of thy holy Bishop. LORD hear our prayer ; Ans. And let our cry come unto apostles, we have now laid our hands;
to certify them, by this sign, of thy thee.
favor and gracious goodness toward Bishop. Let us pray.
them. ALMIGHTY and everliving God, beseech thee, ever be over them: Let
Let thy Fatherly hand, we who hast vouchsafed to regenerate thy HOLY SPIRIT ever be with them: these thy servants by water and the and so lead them in the knowledge Holy Ghost, and hast given unto and obedience of thy word, that in the them forgiveness of all their sins ; end they may obtain everlasting life, strengthen them, we beseech thee, through our Lord JESUS CHRIST ; O LORD, with the Holy Ghost, the who, with thee and the Holy Ghost, Comforter; and daily increase in liveth and reigneth ever one GOD them thy manifold gifts of grace; the world without end. Amen. spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and ghostly
O ALMIGHTY LORD, and everstrength, the spirit of knowledge and lasting God, vouchsafe, we beseech true godliness; and fill theni, Olthee, to direct, sanctify, and govern,
both our hearts and bodies, in the T Then the Bishop shall bless them, saying thu. ways of thy laws, and in the works THE blessing of GOD ALMIGHTY, of thy cominandments; that through the FATHER, the Son, and the Holy thy most mighty protection, both here Ghost, be upon you, and remain and ever, we may be preserved in with you for ever. Amen. body and soul, through our Lord and I And there shall none be admitted to the Holy Saviour Jesus CHRIST. Amen.
Communion, until such time as he be confirm ed, or be ready and desirous to be confirmed
SOLEMNIZATION OF MATRIMONY.
1 The laws respecting Matrimony, whether by, publishing the Bans in churches, or by License,
being different in the several States; every Minister is left to the direction of those laws, in every thing that regards the civil contract between 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 N. of any of you know cause or just impedimens, 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.) At the day and time appointed for Solemniza: 1 otherwise than as God's word doth shall come into the body of the church, or sha!! allow, their inarriage is not lawful. friends and neighbors ; and there standing
to The Minister, if he shakl have reason to doubt gether, the man on the right hand, and the
of the lawfulness of the proposed Marriage, woman on the left, the Minister shall'say,
may demand sufficient surety for his indemni.
fication ; but if no impediment shall be alleged, DEARLY beloved, we are gathered
or suspected, the Minister shall say to the Man, together here in the sight of God, and
M. WILT thou have this woman in the face of this company, to join to-to thy wedded wise, to live together gether this man and this woman in after God's ordinance, in the holy holy matrimony ; which is commend- estate of matrimony ? Wilt thou love ed of St. Paul to be honorable among ler, comfort her, honor, and keep all men; and therefore is not by any her, in sickness and in health; and, to be entered into unadvisedíy or forsaking all others, keep thee only lightly; but reverently, discreetly, unto her, so long as ye
both shall live advisedly, soberly, and in the fear of
1 The man shall answer, God. Into this holy estate, these two
I will persons present come now to be joined. If any man can show just cause
, why * Then the Minister shall say unto the woman,
N. WILT thou have this man to they may not lawfully be joined to. gether, let him now speak, or else thy wedded husband, to live together hereafter for ever hold his peace.
after God's ordinance, in the holy * And also speaking anto the persons who are to him, and serve hiin, love, honor, and
estate of inatrimony? Wilt thou obey be married, he shall say, I REQUIRE and charge you both keep him, in sickness and in health; (as ye will answer at the dreadful and, forsaking all others, keep thee day of judgment, when the secrets of only unto him, so long as ye both
shall live? all hearts shall be disclosed) that if
1 The woman shall answer, either of you know any impediment,
I will. why ye may not be lawfully joined together in matrimony, ye do now
1 Then shall the Minister say, confess it: for be ye well assured, Who giveth this woman to be mal. that if any persons are joined together (ried to this man?
in this manner :
Then shall they give their troth to each other | lead us not into temptation ; But de
liver us from evil. Amen.
O ETERNAL GOD, Creator and
spiritual grace, the author of everwife, to have and to hold, from this these thy servants, this man and this day forward, for better for worse, for woman, whom we bless in thy name; richer for poorer, in sickness and in that as Isaac and Rebecca lived faithhealth, to 'love and to cherish, till fully together, so these persons may death us do part, according to God's surely perform and keep the vow and. holy ordinance; and thereto I plight covenant betwixt them made, (where.. thee my troth.
of this ring given and received is a # Then shall they loose their hands, and the token and pledge) and may ever re
woman with her right hand taking the man by main in perfect love and peace toge-
ther, and live according to thy laws, I N. take thee M. to my wedded through JESUS CHRIST our Lord.
Then shell the Minister Join their right handa.
together, and say,
Those whom God hath joined to-
company : I give thee my troth.
FORASMUCH as M. and N. have. $ Then shall they again loose their hands; and
the man shall give unto the woman a'ring. consented together in holy wedlock, And the Minister taking the ring shall
deliver and have witnessed the same before it unto the man, to put it upon the fourth finger God and this company, and thereto ing the ring there, and taught by the Minister, have given and pledged their troth,
each to the other, and have declared WITH this ring I thee wed, and the same by giving and receiving a with all my worldly goods I thee en ring, and by joining hands ; prodow: In the name of the FATHER, nounce, that they are man and wife; and of the Son, and of the Holy in the name of the FATHER, and of Ghost. Amen.
the Son, and of the Holy GHOST, 4 Then the man leaving the ring upon the fourth | Amen. finger of the woman's left hand, the Minister
And the Minister shall add this blessing: GOD the FATHER, God the Son,
God the Holy Ghost, bless, pre. OUR Father, who art in heaven; serve, and keep you: The Lord mer. Hallowed be thy Name; Thy king- cifully with his favor look upon you, dom come; Thy will be done on and fill you with all spiritual bene. earth, as it is in heaven; Give us diction and grace; that ye may so this day our daily bread; And for- live together in this life, that in the give us our trespasses, as we forgive world to come ye may have life everthose wbo trespass against us; And lasting. Amen.
Let us pray
THE VISITATION OF THE SICK.
Let us pray.
When any person is sick, notice shall be given of thy mercy; give him comfort and thereof to the Minister of the Parish ; who, coming into the sick person's house, shall say,
sure confidence in thee; defend him PEACE be to this house, and to from the danger of the enemy; and all that dwell in it.
keep him in perpetual peace and * When he cometh into the sick man's presence, safety, through Jesus Christ our he shall say, kneeling down,
Lord. Amen. REMEMBER not, LORD, our ini. HEAR us, Almighty and most quities, nor the iniquities of our fore- merciful God and Saviour: extend fathers ; Spare us, good LORD, spare thy accustomed goodness to this thy thy people, whom thou hast redeemed servant, who is grieved with sickwith thy most precious blood; and ness. Sanctify, we beseech thee, this be not angry with us for ever. thy fatherly correction to him ; that Ans. Spare us, good LORD. the sense of his weakness may add 1 Then the Minister shall say, strength to his faith, and seriousness
to his repentance: that if it shall be LORD, have mercy upon us.
thy good pleasure to restore him to CHRIST, have mercy upon us.
his former health he may lead the LORD, have mercy upon us.
residue of his life in thy fear, and to OUR Father, who art in heaven, thy glory: or else give him grace so Hallowed be thy Name; Thy king painful life ended, he may dwell with
to take thy visitation, that after this dom come; Thy will be done on thee in life everlasting, through JEearth, as it is in heaven; Give us this day our daily bread; And for sus CHRIST our Lord. Amen. give us our trespasses, as we forgive " Then shall the Minister exhort the sick person
after this form, or other like: those who trespass against us; And
DEARLY beloved, know this, that lead us not into temptation; But de.
ALMIGHTY God is the LORD of life liver us from evil. Amen.
and death, and of all things to them Min. O LORD, save thy servant ; pertaining; as youth, strength, health, Ans. Who putteth his trust in thee. Min. Send him help from thy holy fore, whatsoever your sickness be,
age, weakness, and sickness. Where. place; Ans. And evermore mightily de visitation. And for what cause soever
know you certainly that it is God's fend him.
this sickness be sent unto you; wheMin. Let the enemy have no ad- ther it be to try your patience for the vantage of him ;
example of others, and that your Ans. Nor the wicked approach to faith may be found, in the day of the hurt him. Min. Be unto him, O LORD, a able to the increase of glory and end
LORD, laudable, glorious, and honorstrong tower,
less felicity; or else it be sent unto Ans. From the face of his enemy. you to correct and amend in you Min. O LORD, hear our prayers; whatsoever doth offend the eyes of
Ans. And let our cry come unto your heavenly Father ; know you thee.
certainly, that if you truly repent you Minister.
of your sins, and bear your sickness O LORD, look down from heaven, patiently, trusting in God's mercy, behold, visit, and relieve this thy ser for his dear Son Jesus CHRIST'S vant Look_upon him with the eyes sake, and render unto him humble
thanks for his fatherly visitation, sub-funto God in your baptism. And mitting yourself wholly unto his will, forasmuch as after this life there it shall turn to your profit, and help is an account to be given unto the you forward in the right way that righteous Judge, by whom all must leadeth unto everlasting life. be judged, without respect of perTlf. the person visited be very sick, then the sons; I require you to examine your.
Minister may end his Exhortation in this place, self, and your estate, both toward or else proceed :
God and man; so that, accusing and TAKE therefore in good part the condemning yourself for your own chastisement of the LORD : for, as faults, you may find mercy at our Saint Paul saith in the twelfth chap. heavenly Father's hand for CHRIST'S ter to the Hebrews, Whom the LORD sake, and not be accused and con loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth demned in that fearful judgment. every son whom he receiveth. If ye Therefore I shall rehearse to you the endure chastening, GoD dealeth with articles of our faith; that you may you as with sons ; for what son is he know whether you do believe as a whom the father chasteneth not ? Bnt Christian man should, or no. if ye be without chastisement, where- Here the Minister shall rehearse the articles of of all are partakers, then are ye bas
the Faith, saying thus : tards, and not sons. Furthermore, DOST thou believe in God the we have had fathers of our flesh, Father Almighty, Maker of heaven which corrected us, and we gave
and earth? them reverence: shall we not much And in Jesus CHRIST his only. rather be in subjection unto the Fa. begotten Son our Lord? And that he ther of spirits, and live? For they was conceived by the Holy Ghost, verily for a few days chastened us born of the Virgin Mary; that he after their own pleasure ; but he for suffered under Pontius Pilate, was our profit, that we might be partakers crucified, dead, and buried; that he of his holiness. These words, good went down into hell, and also did rise brother, are written in holy Scrip- again the third day; that he ascended ture, for our comfort and instruction; into heaven, and sitteth on the right that we should patiently, and with hand of God the Father Almighty ; thanksgiving, bear our heavenly Fa- and from thence shall come again at ther's correction, whensoever, by any the end of the world, to judge the manner of adversity, it shall please quick and the dead? his gracious goodness to visit us.
And dost thou believe in the HOLY And there should be no greater com- Ghost; The holy catholic Church ; fort to Christian persons, than to be the communion of saints: The remade like unto CHRIST, by suffering mission of sins; The resurrection of patiently adversities, troubles, and the flesh; and everlasting life after sicknesses. For he himself went not death ? up to joy, but first he suffered pain: 1 The sick person shall answer, he entered not into his glory, before All this I steadfastly believe. he was crucified. So truly our way 1 Then shall the Minister examine whether ho to eternal joy, is to suffer here with repent him truly of his sins, and be in charity
with all the world; exhorting him to forgive, CHRIGT ; and our door to enter into from the bottom of his heart, all persons
that eternal life, is gladly to die with
fave offended him; and if he hath offended any CHRIST; that we may rise again
other, to ask them forgiveness; and where he
bath done injury or wrong to any man, that from death, and dwell with him in he make amends to the uttermost of his power.
And if he hath not before disposed of his goods, everlasting life.
Now, therefore, let him then be admonished to make his Will, taking your sickness, which is thus and to declare his debts, what he oweth, and profitable for you, patiently, I exhort
what is owing unto him, for the better discharge
ing of his conscience, and the quietness of his you in the name of God, to remem.
Executors. But men should often be put in ber the profession which you made thels temporal estates, whilst they are la bealue
remembrance to take order for the settling of