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COMMON PRAYER

And Administration of the Sacraments
and other Rites and Ceremonies

of the Church

ACCORDING TO THE USE OF

THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH

IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

TOGETHER WITH

The Psalter or Psalms of David

London
PRINTED BY EYRE AND SPOTTISWOODE
Printers to the Queen's most Excellent Majesty

FOR
E. & J. B. YOUNG & CO.

NEW YORK

COLLEGE
LIBRARY

CERTIFICATE.

I

CERTIFY that this edition of the Book of

Common Prayer has been compared with a certified copy of the Standard Book, as the Canon directs, and that it conforms thereto.

(Signed)

SAMUEL HART,

Custodian of the
Standard Book of Common Prayer.

January 1893.

LONDON:
PRINTED BY EYRR AND SPOTTISWOODE, QUEEN'S PRINTERS.

1. The Ratification of the Book of Common Prayer.

2. The Preface.

3. Concerning the Service of the Church, with the order how the Psalter

and the rest of the Holy Scripture is appointed to be read.

4. Tables of Proper Lessons of Holy Scripture.

5. The Calendar, with Tables of Lessons of Holy Scripture.

6. Tables and Rules for the Movable and Iinmovable Feasts, together with

the Days of Fasting and Abstinence throughout the Year.

7. Tables for finding the Holy-days.

8. The Order for Daily Morning Prayer.

9. The Order for Daily Evening Prayer.

10. The Litany.

11. Prayers and Thanksgiving upon several Occasions.

12. A Penitential Office for Ash Wednesday.

13. The Collects, Epistles, and Gospels, to be used throughout the Year.

11 The Order for the Administration of the Lord's Supper, or Holy

Coinmunion.

15. The Ministration of Public Baptism of Infants, to be used in the

Church,

16. The Ministration of Private Baptism of Children, in Houses.

17. The Ministration of Baptism to such as are of Riper Years, and able

to answer for themselves.

18. A Catechism; that is to say, an Instruction, to be learned by every

Person before he be brought to be confirmed by the Bishop.

19. The Order of Confirmation, or Laying on of Hands upon those that

are baptized, and come to years of Discretion.

20. The Forin of Solemnization of Matrimony.

21. The Order for the Visitation of the Sick.

202. The Communion of the Sick.

23. The Order for the Burial of the Dead.

24. The Thanksgiving of Women after Child birth; commonly called,

The Churching of Women,

25. Forms of Prayer to be used at Sea.

2. A Form of Prayer for the Visitation of Prisoners.

27. A Form of Prayer and Thanksgiving to Almighty God, for the Fruits of

the earth, and all the other Blessings of his merciful Providence.

28. Forms of Prayer to be used in Families

29. The Psalter, or Psalms of David.

THE RATIFICATION OF
THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER.

By the Bishops, the Clergy, and the Laity of the Protestant

Episcopal Church in the United States of America, in Convention, this Sixteenth Day of October, in the Year of our Lord one thousand 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.

execute 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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