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Easter-even. Isaiah 38 v 9 Luke 23 v. 50 Exodus ......13 Hebrews ... 4

to 21 Monday in Easter-week. Exodus 15 v. ... 24 to v. 13 Job............19 Mark.........16

22 Tuesday in Easter-week. Isaiah 26 to v. John 21 to v 2 Kings 13 v. John...21 v. 15

20

15

14 to 22 St. Mark.

62 Mark 1 to v. Ezekiel 1 to v. Acts 12 v. 24 &

21

15 13 to v. 14 St. Philip and St. James. 61 ...... John 6 v. 22 to Zechariah... 4......15 to v. 32

59 Ascension-day. 2 Kings 2 to v. Luke 24 v. 44 Daniel 7 v. 9 Ephesians 4 to

23

to 15

v. 17 Monday in Whitsun-week. Genesis 11 to 1 Corinthians Numbers 11 v. 1 Corinthians v. 10 14 v. 20 16 to 31

12 Tuesday in Whitsun-week. Ezekiel 36 v. Acts 2 v. 12 to 1 Samuel 19 v. Galatians... 5 25

18 St. Barnabas. Malachi 2 to....... 4 v. 23... Isaiah 40 to v. Acts 13 v. 43 &

12 14 to v. 19 St. John Baptist....... 3 to v. 13 Matthew......3 Malachi 3 v. Matthew 14 to

13 & 4

v. 18 St. Peter. Ezekiel......34 John .........21 Zechariah... 3 Acts 4 v. 8 to

23 St. James. 2 Kings 1 to v. Luke...9 v. 46 Jeremiah 26 to Mark 1 v. 14

171

v. 16

to 40 Transfiguration. Exodus 34 v 2 Corinthians Malachi 4 v. 2 Matthew 17 to

29
31

v. 14 St. Bartholomew Genesis 28 v.John...l v. 43 Deuteronomy 1 Peter 1 v. 22

10

18 v. 15 & 2 to v. 13 St. Matthew. 1 Kings......19 Luke...5 v. 271 Chronicles 29 Mark... 2 v. 13

tu v. 20 St. Michael. Genesis......32 Acts 12 to v. Daniel 10 v. 4 Revelation 14

24

v. 6 & 15 St. Luke.

Ecclesiasticus Luke 1 to v. Isaiah 38 Acts 1 to y. 15 38 to v. 15

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24 St. Simon and St. Jude. Isaiah 28 v. 9 John...14 v. 15 Jeremiah 3 v. Jude ........... to 191

12 An Saints. Wisdom 3 to Hebrews 11 v. Wisdom 5 to Revelation 19

32 & 12

v. 17

to v. 17 to v. 7

v. 10

FOR THE FORTY DAYS OF LENT,
AND FOR THE ROGATION AND EMBER-DAYS,

WHICH MAY BE USED IN PLACE OF THOSE APPOINTED

IN THE CALENDAR.

DAYS.

MORNING

EVENING.

V. 13

Ist LESSON 2ND Lrssox. 1st LESSON. 2ND LESSON. LENT. 1. Ash

Wednesday. Isaiah 58 ...... Luke .........15 Jonah ........ 3 Hebrews 12 to 2. Thursday. ......59 to v. 17 Mark...11 v. 12 Jeremiah 3 v. Romans 1

12 & 4 to v. 3 3. Friday, Micah.......... 7 Matthew 12 to Zephaniah... 1

3

V. 22 4. Saturday. Amos ......... 3...12 v. 22 ...... Amos ......... 5

4 FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT. 5. Monday. Zechariah... 1...13 to v. 24... Zechariah ... 3 1 Timothy ... 1 6. Tuesday;

Ezekiel 8
........ 13 v. 24 to 44 Ezekiel 9

2 7. Wednesday, Ember-day. ...2 & 3 to v. 10 ...13 v. 44 ...... 3 v. 10 ...

3 8. Thursday ...20 to v. 27 ... ...14 v. 22 ............20 v. 27 ... 9. Friday, Ember.day. ...33 to v. 21... ...16 to v. 13.........34 to v. 17

5 10. Saturday, Ember.ilaw....34 r. 17 ......

..17 v. 14 ...... ......37 to v. 15 Titus ......... SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT. 11. Vonday. Job 1.. ...19 to v. 16... Genesis 7 ..... Romans 5...... 12. Tuesclav.

2

...19 v. 16 13. Wednesday. .

...21 v. 23 ...13 14. Thursday 9

...24 to v. 29... ... 18 v. 16 ...... 9 to v. 18 15. Friday.

24 v. 29......

19 v. 12 to 30 9 v. 18 16. Saturday. .19

Mark I v. 21.......21 v. 9 to 22 ..15 to v. 22 THIRD SUNDAY IN LEXT. 17. Monday.

... 2 to v. 18...Exodus ......17 1 Corinthians 4 18. Tuesday. ... 5 to v. 21... Leviticus 19 to

5 19. Wednesday.

29
5 v. 21 ...... Numbers 13 v.

6

17 20. Thursday. .30

......14 to v. 26

9 to v. 24 21. Friday. ..31 v. 4......... 7 v. 14 to 31

.10 v. 12... 22. Saturday,

8 v. 22
Joshua...

14 v. 26 ... FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT. 23. Monday. ......3% to v. 19 ... 9 y. 33 1 Samuel 3.... 2 Corinthians 2 21. Tuesday.

......38 s. 19... .10 to v. 17... + 25. Welnesday.

...10 v. 17 to 35 .16. 26. Thursday

.40
... 10 v. 35

..3 to v. 21 .12 to v, 16 27. Friday.

...12 to v. 18... 2 Samuel 24 to Galatians ... 6

v. 15 28. Saturday.

... 12 v. 13

.24 v. 15 ... 1 Thessalon. 2

8 to v. 22 8 v. 22

v. 19

... 6 v. 45 ......

......15 v. 17

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FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT. 29. Monday. Deuteronomy Luke...11 v. 29 1 Kings 9 to v. 2 Thessalon. 2 28 to v. 15

10 30. Tuesday: ...28 v. 15 to 47 ...12 to v. 22. .10 to v. 14 Hebrews...... 3 31. Wednesday....28 v. 58 .........12 v. 22 to 41 2 Kings 6 to v.

5

2+ 32. Thursday.

33...............

..12 v. 41 ...... 33. Friday. Jeremiah 13 to John 5 to v. 24 Ezra......... 9

v. 15 34. Saturday. ...13 v. 15

.12 v. 20 ... Jeremiah 18 to 10 y. 28

v. 18 SUNDAY NEXT BEFORE EASTER. 35. Monday Genesis 3 v. 20)......14

Numbers 20 to 1 Corinthians before Easter. & 4 to v. 17

v. 14 10 to v. 12 3. Truesday Numbers 21 to

15

Levitious 16 v. Hebrews 9 to before Easter. v. 10

6 to 25

v. 16 37. Wedwesilay Zechariah ...11 13

Genesis 37 v. 31 Peter 1 to v. before Erster.

to 29

22 33. Thursday Exodus 16' v. 4 6 v. 27 ......14 v. 14 ... Hebrews...... 7 before Easter.

to 16 30. Good Genesis 22 to

.18.

Isaiah 52 v. 13 1 Peter ...... 2 Friday. v. 19

& 53 40. Easter- Isaiah 38 v. 9 Luke...23 v 30 Exodus ......13 Hebrews...... 4 even.

to 21 THE ROGATION-DAYS. Monday. Deuteronomy 8 Matthew 6v.24 Deuteronomy. James.., 1 to v.

28 to v. 15

18 Tuesday. 1 Kings 8 v. 22 Luke 11 to v. 14 Isaiah..........6+

to 41 Wednesday. Jeremiah ...14 John 6 v. 24 to Habakkuk... 3

5 ......

41 THE EMBER - DAYS IN WHITSUN. WEEK. Wednesday. Isaiah 6 to v. 9 Luke 6 v. 12 to Jeremiah 31 v. 1 Corinthians 1

27

v. 13 Priday.

......10 to v. 25 ......42 to v. 13 Saturday. Ezekiel 13 to ......12 to v. 13 Ezekiel 14 to v. 9 v. 7 v. 17

102 THE EMBER - DAYS IN SEPTEMBER. Wednesday. Deuteronomy Acts 1 to v. 101 Kings 13 to 2 Corinthians 4 18 y. 15

V. 27 Friday. 2 Kings 2 to v. ...... 4 to v. 13 Jeremiah 6 v.

5

S to 20 Saturday. Hosea 4 to v. ...

4 v. 13 to 24 Micah 3 v. 5... Hebrews 13 v. 10

7 to 22 THE EMBER - DAYS IN DECEMBER. Wednesday. Jeremiah 23 to John... 1 v. 29 Jeremiah 23 v. Ephesians 4 to v. 16

16

v. 17 Friday. ......26 to v. 20

5 v. 33 Malachi 2 ...... 1 Thessalon. 5 Saturday. Malachi 3 to v. Luke 12 v. 35 ......3 v. 13 & 4 2 Timothy ... 1

13

to 49

.........61

Edward the Sixth, upon just and weighty considerations her thereunto moving, yielded to make such alterations in some particulars, as in their respective times were thought convenient; yet so as that the main body and essential parts of the same (as well in the chiefest materials, as in the frame and order thereof) have still been continued firm and unshaken.”

Her general aim in these different reviews and alterations hath been, as she further declares in her said Preface, "to do that which, according to her best understanding, might most tend to the preservation of peace and unity in the Church; the procuring of reverence, and the exciting of piety and devotion in the worship of God; and, finally, the cutting off occasion, from them that seek' occasion, of caviť or quarrel against her Liturgy." And although, according to her judgment, there be not "any thing in it contrary to the Word of God, or to sound doctrine, or which a godly man may not with a good conscience use and submit unto, or which is not fairly defensible, if allowed such just and favourable construction as in common equity ought to be allowed to all human writings"; yet upon the principles already laid down, it cannot but be supposed that further alterations would in time be found expedient. Accordingly, a commission for a review was issued in the year 1689: but this great and good work iniscarried at that time; and the Civil Authority has not since thought proper to revive it by any new commission.

But when in the course of Divine Providence, these American States became independent with respect to civil government, their ecclesiastical independence was necessarily included; and the different religious denominations of Christians in these States were left at full and equal liberty to model and organize their respective Churches, and forms of worship, and discipline, in such manner as they might judge most convenient for their future prosperity; consistently with the constitution and laws of their country.

The attention of this Church was in the first place drawn to those alterations in the Liturgy which became necessary in the prayers for our Civil Rulers, in consequence of the Revolution. And the principal care herein was to make them conformable to what ought to be the proper end of all such prayers, namely, that "Rulers may have grace, wisdom, and understanding to execnte justice, and to maintain truth"; and that the people “may lead quiet and peaceable lives, in all godliness and honesty.'

But while these alterations were in review before the Convention, they could not but, with gratitude to God, embrace the happy occasion which was offered to them (uninfluenced and unrestrained by any worldly authority whatsoever) to take a further review of the Public Service, and to establish such other alterations and amendments therein as might be deemed expedient.

It seems unnecessary to enumerate all the different alterations and amendments. They will appear, and it is to be hoped, the reasons of them also, upon a comparison of this with the Book of Common Prayer of the Church of England. In which it will also appear that this Church is far from intending to depart from the Church of England in any essential point of doctrine, discipline, or worship; or further than local circumstances require.

And now, this important work being brought to a conclusion, it is hoped the whole will be received and examined by every true member of our Church, and every sincere Christian, with a meek, candid, and charitable frame of mind; without prejudice or prepossessions; seriously considering what Christianity is, and what the truths of the Gospel are; and earnestly beseeching Almighty God to accompany with his blessing every endeavour for promulgating them to mankind in the clearest, plainest, most affecting and majestic manner, for the sake of JESUS CHRIST, our blessed Lord and Saviour,

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