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ed what their on, and having learn. lear, now and for ev
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.
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
|[or, this thy servant] with thy hea. Church ratify and confirm the same;
: venly grace; that he may continue and also promise, that, by the grace thin
thine for ever, and daily increase in of God, they will evermore endeavorlihv
1thy Holy Spirit more and more, themselves faithfully to observe such
until he come unto thy everlasting things as they, by their own contes-kingdom. Amen. sion, have assented unto. 9 Then shall the Bishop say,
1 Then shall the Bishop say, DO ye here, in the presence of 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,
Let us pray. 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
earth, as it is in heaven; Give us undertook, or your sponsors then un.la
this day our daily bread; And for dertook for you?
give us our trespasses, as we forgive 1 And every one shall audibly answer
those who trespass against us; And
lead us not into temptation; But deBishop.
liver us from evil. Amen. OUR help is in the name of the
9 And these Collects LORD;
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, Ans. Who hath made heaven and who makest us both to will and to do earth.
those things which are good, and acBishop. Blessed be the name of the
ceptable unto thy divine majesty; we LORD;
make our humble supplications unto Ans. Henceforth, world without fthee for these thy servants, upon
whom, after the example of thy holy Bishop. LORD hear our prayer; apostles, we have now laid our hands;
Ans. And let our cry come unto to certify them, by this sign, of thy thee.
favor and gracious goodness toward Bishop. Let us pray. ALMIGHTY and everliving God,
them. Let thy Fatherly hand, we
beseech thee, ever be over them: Let who hast vouchsafed to regenerate ho
rate thy HOLY SPIRIT ever be with them: these thy servants by water and the
ne and so lead them in the knowledge HOLY GHOST, and hast given unto land obedience of thy word, that in the them forgiveness of all their sins; la
end they may obtain everlasting life, strengthen them, we beseech thee, 18
through our Lord Jesus CHRIST; O LORD, with the HOLY GHOST, the wh Comforter; and daily increase in liveth and reigneth ever one GOD
who, with thee and the Holy Ghost, them thy manifold gifts of grace; the world
We world without end.. Amen. spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and ghostly O ALMIGHTY LORD, and ever. strength, the spirit of knowledge and lasting God, vouchsafe, we beseech true godliness; and fill then, Olthee, to direct, sanctify, and govern,
both our hearts and bodies, in the 1 Then the Bishop shall bless them, sying 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 1 And there shall none be admitted to the Holy
Communion, until such time as he be confirmSaviour JESUS CHRIST. Amen. Ied, or be ready and desirous to be confirmed
SOLEMNIZATION OF MATRIMONY.
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.) 1 At the day and time appointed for Solemniza. , otherwise than as God's word doth
tion of Matrimony, the persons to be married shall come into the body of the church, or shall allow, their inarriage is not lawful. be ready in some proper house, with their friends and neighbors, and there standing to
1 The Minister, if he shall 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 her, comfort her, honor, and keep all men; and therefore is not by any ther, in sickness and in health; and, to be entered into unadvisedły 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
1 Then the Minister shall say unto the woman, they may not lawfully be joined to-1. N. WILT thou have this man 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
estate of matrimony? Wilt thou obey And also speaking unto the persons who are to mi be married, he shall say, 1
him, and serve hiin, love, honor, and I REQUIRE and charge you both
| keep him, in sickness and in health;
land, forsaking all others, keep thee (as ye will answer at the dreadful
only unto him, so long as ye both day of judgment, when the secrets of ch
shall live ? all' hearts shall be disclosed) that if either of you know any impediment,
The woman shall answer, why ye may not be lawfully joined ?
I will. together in matrimony, ye do now 1 Then shell the Minister say, confess it : for be ye well assured, Who giveth this woman to be mai. that if any persons are joined together Iried to this man?
# Then shall they give their troth to each other | lead us not into temptation; But de in this manner :
Jliver us from evil. Amen. The Minister receiving the woman at her father's or friend's hands, shall cause the man O ETERNAL GOD, Creator and with his right hand to take the woman by her Preserver of all mankind, giver of all right hand, and to say after him as followeth :
spiritual grace, the author of everI M. take thee N. to my wedded lasting life ; send thy blessing upon wife, 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 sfully 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 rewoman with her right hand taking the man by main in perfect love and peace togehis right hand, shall likewise say after the Minister,
ther, and live according to thy laws, I N. take thee M. to my wedded
ded through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. husband, to have and to hold, from Amen. this day forward. for better for worse. Then shall the Minister Join their right handa.
rogether, and say, for richer for poorer, in sickness and Those whom God hath joined toin health, to love, cherish, and to ..
Igether, let no man put asunder. obey, till death us do part, according 16 to God's holy ordinance: and theretol Then shall the Minister speak unto the
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 of the woman's left hand.. And the man hold
God and this company, and thereto ing the ring there, and taught by the Minister, have given and pledged their troth, shall say,
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; I 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, ? Then the man leaving the ring upon the fourth
fourth Amen. finger of the woman's left hand, the Minister
I T And the Minister shall add this blessing: shall say,
GOD the FATHER, God the Son, Iet us pray.
God the Holy Ghost, bless, preOUR Father, who art in heaven ;l 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 beneearth, 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
s our trespasses, as we forgive world, to come ye may have life ever. those who trespass against us; And lasting Amen.
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 Let us pray.
to his repentance: that if it shall be LORD, have mercy upon us.
thy good pleasure to restore him to
This former health he may lead the CHRIST, have mercy upon us. 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
to take thy visitation, that after this
ing painful life ended, he may dwell with dom come; Thy will be done on
thee in life everlasting, through JEearth, as it is in heaven; Give us
sus CARIST our Lord. Amen. this day our daily bread; And for." give us our trespasses, as we forgive 1 Then shall the Minister exhort the sick person
after this form, or other like : those who trespass against us; And
1 DEARLY beloved, know this, that
ALMIGHTY God is the LORD of life
and death, and of all things to them Min. O LORD, save thy servant ;
pertaining; as youth, strength, health, Ang. Who putteth his trust in thee. age, weakness, and sickness. Where.
Min. Send him help from thy holy fore, whatsoever your sickness be, place ;
know you certainly that it is God's Ans. And evermore mightily de visitation. And for what cause soever 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.
LORD, laudable, glorious, and honorMin. Be unto him, O LORD, al able to
able, to the increase of glory and end. strong 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 ; l whatsoever doth offend the eyes of Ans. And let our cry come unto your heavenly Father; know you
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-unto God in your baptism. And mitting yourself wholly unto his will, forasmuch as after this life there ir 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 everlas
be judged, without respect of per. 1 If 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 1 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 Bicknesses. 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 11 Then shall the Minister examine whether he 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, CHRIST ; and our door to enter into
from the bottom of his heart, all persons that eternal life, is gladly to die with have offended him; and if he hath offended any
other, to ask them forgiveness; and where he CHRIST ; that we may rise again
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
what is cwing unto him, for the better discharge profitable for you, patiently, I exhort
ing of his conscience, and the quietness of his you in the name of God, to remem.
remembrance to take order for the settling of ber the profession which you made thelr temporal ostates, whilst they are in healue
Executors. But men should often be put in