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3 Let the people praise thee, || And in Jesus Christ his only O God : yea, let all the people Son, our Lord ; Who was conpraise thee.
ceived by the Holy Ghost, Born 40 let the nations rejoice of the Virgin Mary, Suffered and be glad : for thou shalt judge under Pontius Pilate, Was crucithe folk righteously, and govern fied, dead, and buried : He dethe nations upon earth.
scended into hell; The third day 5 Let the people praise thee, he rose again from the dead : He O God: yea, let all the people ascended into heaven, And sitpraise thee.
teth on the right Hand of God 6 Then shall the earth bring the Father Almighty ; From forth her increase : and God, | thence he shall come to judge the even our own God, shall give us quick and the dead. his blessing.
I believe in (e) the Holy 7 God shall bless us : and all Ghost; The holy (f) Catholic the ends of the world shall fear Church; The (8) Communion of him.
Saints; The Forgiveness of Sins ; Glory be to the Father, &c. The Resurrection of the Body, As it was in the beginning, &c. And the Life everlasting. Amen.
Tber shall be sung or said the (d) Apostles'
Creed by the Minister and the People
Athanasius is appointed to be read.
And after that, these Prayers following,
all devoutly kneeling; the Minister first
Minister. Let us pray.
(d) “Apostles' Creed.” It is not to || opposition to particular heresies and be understood that this Creed was framed || errors. by the Apostles, or indeed that it existed (e) « The Holy Ghost," i. e. “ The as a Creed in their time. Before the year " Holy Spirit.” fco it was no more than this, “I believe II (f)“ Holy Catholic Church," that "in God the Father Almighty : and in is, not the Church of Rome, but the " Jesus Christ his only begotten Son, whole body of true Christians. See post, 5 our Lord; who was born of the Holy note on Ephes. xi. 20. that the whole “ Ghost and Virgin Mary, and was body of true Christians throughout the "crucified under Pontius Pilate, and was world constitute one church, and that * buried, and the third day rose again this church is open to persons of all na. " from the dead, ascended into Heaven, tions, ages, &c. “ sitteth on the right hand of the Father, (5) « The Communion of Saints," i.e. " whence he shall come to judge the what the Scripture calls “the fellowship" " quick and the dead; and in the Holy between God and true believers ; the par" Ghost, the Holy Church, the remission ticipation true believers have in the fau of sins, and the resurrection of the vour and goodwill of God, and also the " Besh. Amen." Anon. on Athanasian common bond or union among Chris. Creed, 102. cites Bingham orig. Eccl. tians, considering them members of that B. 10. C. 4. 8. 12. fol. ed. p. 450. and see body of which our Saviour Christ is the Pearson on the Creed, 47. 157. 181.225. head, and looking to the common object 334. 351, 371. 389. How long that || they have of advancing God's glory, form had existed is not exa&ly known. || acknowledging his goodness, &c. The additions were probably made in 1
Christ, have mercy upon us. I knowledge of whom standeth our Lord, have mercy upon us. eternal life, whose service is per.
fect freedom ; Defend us thy Then the Minister, Clerks, and people shall humble servants, in all assaults say the Lord's Prayer with a loud
of our enemies; that we surely voice.
trusting in thy defence, may not Our Father, which art in hea
fear the power of any adversaries, ven, Hallowed be thy Name ;
through the might of Jesus Christ Thy kingdom come; Thy will
our Lord. Amen. be done in earth, as it is in hea. ven: Give us this day our daily
For Grace. bread; And forgive us our tres- | O Lord our heavenly Father, passes, as we forgive them that Almighty and everlasting God, trespass against us; And lead who hast safely brought us to the us not into temptation, But de beginning of this Day; Defend liver us from evil. Amen. us in the same with thy mighty Then the Priest, standing up, shall say, power ; and grant that this day O Lord, shew thy mercy upon
we fall into no sin, neither run
into any kind of danger; but US ; Answ. And grant us thy sal
that all our doings may be or. vation.
dered by thy governance, to do Priest. O Lord, save the
always that is righteous in thy King;
sight, through Jesus Christ our Answ. And mercifully hear us
Lord. Amen. when we call upon thee.
IN THE EVENING, Priest. Endue thy Ministers
the two following. with righteousness;
O God, from whom all holy Answ. And make thy chosen
desires, all good counsels, and people joyful.
all just works do proceed; Give Priest. O Lord, save thy
unto thy servants that peace people;
which the world cannot give; Answ. And bless thine inheri.
that both our hearts may be set tance.
to obey thy commandments, and Priest. Give peace in our time,
also that by thee we being deO Lord;
fended from the fear of our Answ. Because there is none
enemies, may pass our time in other that fighteth for us, but
rest and quietness, through the only thou, O God.'
merits of Jesus Christ our Saviour. Priest. O God, make clean
Amen. our hearts within us.
Answ. And take not thy Holy For Aid against all Perils. Spirit from us.
LIGHTEN our darkness, we Then shall follow three Colleðs ; the first
beseech thee, O Lord; and by od of the Day, and then
thy great mercy defend us from IN THE MORNING,
all perils and dangers of this For Peace.
night, for the love of thy only O God, who art the author of || Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. peace, and lover of concord, in Amen.
In Choirs and Places where they sing, here | ing kingdom, through Jesus followeth the Anthem.
Christ our Lord. Amen. Then these five Prayers following are to be
read here, except when the Litany is read; and then only the two last are to
A Prayer for the Clergy and People. be read, as they are there placed.
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, A Prayer for the King's Majesty.
who alone workest great maryels; O LORD our heavenly Father, |
Send down upon our Bishops high and mighty, King of kings,
and Curates, and all Congrega. Lord of lords, the only Ruler of
tions committed to their charge, princes, who dost from thy throne
the healthful Spirit of thy grace: behold all the dwellers upon And that they may truly please earth; Most heartily we beseech
thee, pour upon them the conthee with thy favour to behold
tinual dew of thy blessing : our most gracious Sovereign
Grant this, O Lord, for the Lord, King GEORGE; and so
honour of our Advocate and replenish him with the grace of
Mediator Jesus Christ. Amen. thy Holy Spirit, that he may alway incline to thy will, and walk A Prayer of St. Chrysostom. in thy way: Endue him plen
ALMIGHTY God, who hast given teously with heavenly gifts ; grant
us grace, at this time, with one him in health and wealth long to
accord to make our common live ; strengthen him, that he
supplications unto thee; and may vanquish and overcome all
dost promise, that when two or his enemies; and finally, after
three (b) are gathered together in this life, he may attain everlasting
thy Name, thou wilt grant their joy and felicity, through Jesus
requests; Fulfil now, O Lord, Christ our Lord. Amen.
the desires and petitions of thy A Prayer for the Royal Family.
servants, as may be most expe
dient for them ; granting us in ALMIGHTY God, the fountain
this world knowledge of thy of all goodness, we humbly be
truth, and in the world to come seech thee to bless our gracious
life everlasting. Amen.
2 Cor. xiii, 14. all the Royal Family: Endue The grace of our Lord Jesus them with thy Holy Spirit; enrich Christ, and the love of God, and them with thy heavenly grace; the fellowship of the (1) Holy prosper them with all happiness ; | Ghost, be with us all evermore. and bring them to thine everlast
(6) “ Two or three." See Matt. xviii. “ my Father which is in heaven: for 19, 20. where our Saviour says to his dig. « where two or three are gathered to ciples, “ If two of you shall agree on Il “ gether in my name, there am I in the “ earth touching any thing that they l « midst of them.” " shall ask, it shall be done for them of 1 (i) i. e. “ Spirit.”
Here endeth the Order of Morning and Evening Prayer.
Upon these Feasts ; Christmas Day, the Epiphany, St. Matthias, Easter Day, Ascen. 'sion Day, Whit-Sunday, St. John Baptist, St. James, St. Bartholomew, St. Matthew, St. Simon and St. Jude, St. Andrew, and upon Trinity Sunday, shall be sung or said at Morning Prayer, instead of the Apostles' Creed, this Confession of our Christian Faith, commonly called, The Creed of St. Athanasius; by the Minister and
bei The Father uncreate, the Son fore all things it is necessary that
luncreate : and the Holy Ghost he hold the Catholic Faith.
uncreate. Which Faith, except every one
The Father incomprehensible, do keep whole and undefiled :
the Son incomprehensible : and without doubt he shall (6) perish
the Holy Ghost incomprehensible. everlastingly.
The Father eternal, the Son eterAnd the Catholic Faith is this: ||
h is this: nal: and the Holy Ghost eternal; That we worship one God in
And yet they are not (c) three Trinity, and Trinity in Unity;
eternals : but one eternal." Neither confounding the Per.
As also there are not three in. sons ; nor dividing the Substance.
comprehensibles, nor three un. For there is one Person of the
created : but one uncreated, and Father, another of the Son : and
one incomprehensible. another of the Holy Ghost.
So likewise the Father is Al. But the Godhead of the Fa. ||
mighty, the Son Almighty : and ther, of the Son, and of the Holy
the Holy Ghost Almighty; Ghost, is allone : the Glory
And yet they are not three equal, the Majesty co-eternal.
Almighties : but one Almighty. Such as the Father is, such is
| So the Father is God, the Son the Son : and such is the Holy
is (d) God : and the Holy Ghost Ghost.
is (e) God;
(a) “ St. Athanasius." It is generally “ over all, God blessed for ever." In understood that this Creed was not writ Col. ii. 9. he says, that “ in him (viz. ten until after the time of Athanasius, “ Christ) dwelleth all the fulness of who died A.D. 373. See 2 Bp. Tom “ the Godhead bodily;" and 1 Tim. line's Theology, 219.
iii. 16. “ God was manifest in the (6).“ Perish,” see note infra on “ can “ flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of * not be saved."
“ angels, preached unto the Gentiles, (c) “ Not three." Sabellius, and some “ believed on in the world, received up of his predecessors, charged the Church “ into glory.” And in Rev.i, 11. 17, 18. with acknowledging three Gods. This “ He that 'liveth and was dead, and is answers that charge.
“ alive for evermore, and hath the keys (d) “The Son is God.” The Son whom “ of hell and death,” says of himself, " I Isaiah foretold the Virgin was to conceive, “ am Alpha and Omega, I am the Isaiah vii. 14. was to be called “Immanuel, “ first and the last,” which are the “ that is, God with us." One of the proper appellations of God. See also names assigned him, Isaiah ix. 6. is “ The Í saiah xli 4.-xliv, 6.xlvii. 12. See « mighty God.” St. John says, “ The also Bp.Tomline's Theology, 100 to 154, “ Word (i e. that Word which “ was and Dr. Waterland's Moyer's Sermons. “ made flesh, and dwelt among us," (c) “ Holy Ghost is God". See 2 Bp. “ (John i. 14.) was God,” John i. 1. || Tomline's Theology, 84 to 98, and 126 St. Paul speaks of Christ, Rom. ix. 5. as to 187.
And yet they are not three | He therefore that will be saved :: Gods : but one God.
must thus think of the Trinity." So likewise the Father is Lord, Furthermore, it is necessary to the Son Lord : and the Holy everlasting salvation : that he also Ghost Lord;
believe rightly the Incarnation of And yet not three Lords: but our Lord Jesus Christ. one Lord.
For the right Faith is, that we For like as we are compelled believe and confess : that our by the Christian verity : to ac Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of knowledge every Person by him. God, is God and Man; self to be God and Lord;
God, of the Substance of So are we forbidden by the the Father, begotten before the Catholic Religion : to say, There worlds : and Man, of the Subbe three Gods, or three Lords. stance of his Mother, born in the
The Father is made of none : world; neither created, nor begotten. Perfect (8) God, and Perfect
The Son is of the Father alone: Man : of a reasonable soul, and not made, nor created, but be human flesh subsisting ; gotten.
Equal to the Father, as touchThe Holy Ghost is of the Fa ing his Godhead : and inferior to ther, and of the Son : neither the Father, as touching his Manmade, nor created, nor begotten, hood. but proceeding.
Who although he be God and So there is one Father, not Man : yet he is not (b) two, but three Fathers; one Son, not one Christ; three Sons : one Holy Ghost, One; not by conversion of not three Holy Ghosts.
the Godhead into flesh : but by And in this Trinity none is taking of the Manhood into God; afore, or after other : none is | One altogether; not by congreater, or less than another ; fusion of Substance: but by unity
But the whole three Persons of Person. are co-eternal together : and co For as the reasonable soul and equal.
flesh is one man : so God and So that in all things, as is afore Man is one Christ; said : the Unity in Trinity, and Whosuffered for our salvation : the Trinity in Unity, is to be descended into hell, rose again Worshipped.
the third day from the dead;
“ Man of the substance of his mo- || a created God: God in office only, not ther.” A sect, called “The Apollinarians," || in nature : an imperfect God. It is pretended that Christ either had no hu in answer to them, therefore, that he man body, or that he brought it from is here described as “ perfect God." heaven, and took it not of the Virgin || Anon. 50. Mary : And it was in answer to this (b) “ Not two.” The Apollinarians heresy, that he is here described as urged, because of the two natures of “ man of the substance of his mother.” Christ, that the Church asserted two Anon, on this Creed, ed. 1735, p. 50. Christs, a divine Christ as to one nature,
() “ Perfect God.” A sect, called and a human Christ as to the other : this “ The Arians," considered Christ as || denies that conclusion. Anon. 51.