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RIGHT HAND OF GOD THE FATHER ALMIGHTY ; FROM THENCE HE SHALL COME TO JUDGE THE QUICK AND THE DEAD.
I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY GHOST; THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH, THE COMMUNION OF SAINTS; THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS; THE RESURRECTION OF THE BODY; AND THE LIFE EVERLASTING. AMEN.
THE CONFESSION OF FAITH.
COMPOSED IN THE COUNCIL OF NICE, A. D. 325.
WE BELIEVE IN ONE GOD, THE FATHER AlMIGHTY, MAKER OF HEAVEN AND EARTH, AND OF ALL THINGS VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE;
AND IN ONE LORD JESUS CHRIST, THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD, BEGOTTEN OF His FATHER, BEFORE ALL WORLDS; GOD, OF GOD, LIGHT, OF LIGHT, VERY GOD, OF VERY GOD; BEGOTTEN, NOT MADE, BEING OF ONE SUBSTANCE WITH THE FATHER, BY WHOM ALL THINGS WERE MADE : WHO, FOR US MEN AND FOR OUR SALVATION, CAME DOWN FROM HEAVEN, AND WAS INCARNATE BY THE HOLY GHOST OF THE VIRGIN MARY; AND WAS MADE MAN; AND WAS CRUCIFIED ALSO FOR US UNDER PONTIUS PILATE. HE SUFFERED AND WAS BURIED; AND THE THIRD DAY HE ROSE AGAIN ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES; AND ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN, AND SITTETH ON THE RIGHT HAND OF THE FATHER. AND HE SHALL COME AGAIN, WITH GLORY, TO JUDGE BOTH THE QUICK AND THE DEAD; WHOSE KINGDOM SHALL HAVE NO END.
AND IN THE HOLY GHOST, WHO SPAKE BY THE
PROPHETS. AND ONE HOLY CATHOLIC AND APOSTOLIC CHURCH. WE ACKNOWLEDGE ONE BAPTISM FOR THE REMISSION OF SINS; AND WE LOOK FOR THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD, AND THE LIFE OF THE WORLD TO COME. AMEN.
This will ordinarily be free. But if desired, the Litany, or any of the Prayers for
Special Occasions, which will be found on pages 22 to 55, may be used.
OFFERINGS TO THE LORD.
The Offerings are sometimes presented either before or after the Hymn pre.
ceding the Sermon.
SINGING, WITH THE DOXOLOGY.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. AMEN.
2 Cor. xiii : 24.
Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that Great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting Covenant, make you perfect in every good work to do His will, working in you that which is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ; to Whom be glory for ever and ever. AMEN.
Hebrews, xiii : 20, 21.
1 Or This:
THE LORD bless thee and keep thee.
THE LORD make His face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee.
THE LORD lift up His countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.
Numbers, vi : 24-26.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. AMEN.
Romans, xvi : 24.
PRAYERS FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS.
O God the Father of Heaven, have mercy upon US.
O God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy upon us.
O God the Holy Ghost,
From all sin, from all error, from all evil, from the wiles of the devil, deliver us, O Lord.
From dying suddenly and unprepared ; from pestilence and famine, from war and slaughter, from sedition and conspiracy, from lightning and tempest, from everlasting death, deliver us, O Lord.
By the mystery of Thy holy Incarnation, by Thy holy Nativity, by Thy Baptism, Fasting, and Temptations, deliver us, O Lord.
By Thine Agony and bloody Sweat, by Thy Cross and Passion, by Thy Death and Burial, by Thy Resurrection and Ascension, by the coming of the Holy Ghost the Comforter, deliver us, O Lord.
In all time of our tribulation, in all time of our felicity, in the hour of death, in the day of judgment,
DELIVER US, O LORD.
That it may please Thee to rule and govern Thy Holy Church Universal.
That it may please Thee to preserve in sound. ness of word and holiness of life, all pastors and ministers of Thy Church.
That it may please Thee to remove all sects and scandals.
That it may please Thee to bring back into the way of truth all such as wander and have been led astray.
That it may please Thee to crush Satan under our feet.
That it may please Thee to send forth faithful laborers into Thy harvest.
That it may please Thee to grant the increase of Thy Word and the fruit of Thy Spirit unto all that hear.
That it may please Thee to raise the fallen, and strengthen those that stand.
That it may please Thee to console the weakhearted, and succor the tempted,
That it may please Thee to give peace and concord unto all rulers and governors.
That it may please Thee to guide and protect our Chief Magistrate, with all his counsellors.
That it may please Thee to bless and preserve qur people, and all in authority among us.
That it may please Thee to look upon the