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Priest. Send him help from thy his people, that they may never be holy place.
wanting in honour to his Person, and Answer. And evermore mightily dutiful subinission to his Authority: defend him.
let his Reign be long and prosperous, Priest. Let his enemies have no and crown him with immortality in advantage against him.
the life to come; through Jesus Christ Answer. Let not the wicked ap- our Lord. Amen. proach to hurt him.
* In the end of the Litany (which shall al: Priest. Endue thy Ministers with rays be used upon this Day) after the Col. righteousness.
leci (We humbly beseech thee, O Father,
80.) shall the following Prayer, for the Answer. And make thy chosen
King and Royal Family, be used. people joyful. Priest. O Lord, save thy people. O Lord our God, who upholdest
and governest all things in heaAnswer. And bless thine inhe
ven and earth; receive our humble ritance. Priest. Give peace in our time, for our Sovereign Lord GEORGE
prayers, with our hearty thanksgivings, O Lord.
as on this day, set over us by thy Answer. Because there is none
grace and providence to be our King; other that fighteth for us, but only and so together with him bless our thou, O God.
gracious Queen Charlotte, their Priest. Be unto us, O Lord, a Royal Highnesses George Prince of strong tower;
Wales, the Princess of Wales, and all Answer. From the face of our the Royal Family; that they all, ever enemies.
trusting in thy goodness, protected by Priest. O Lord, hear our prayer. thy power, and crowned with thy
Answer. And let our cry come gracious and endless favour, may unto thee.
continue before thee in health, peace, Instead of the first Collect at Morning Prayer shau be used this following Collect joy, and honour, and may live long of Thanksgiving for His Majesty's Accession and happy lives upon earth, and after to the Throne.
death obtain everlasting life and glory LMIGHTY God, who rulest in the kingdom of heaven, by the
over all the kingdoms of the Merits and Mediation of Christ Jesus World, and disposest of them accord- our Saviour, who with the Father and ing to thy good pleasure ; We yield the Holy Spirit, liveth and reigneth thee unfeigned thanks, for that thou
ever one God, world without end. wast pleased, as on this day, to place Amen. thy Servant our Sovereign Lord,
Then shall follow this Collect, for God's King GEORGE upon the Throne of protection of the King against all his enethis Realın. Let thy wisdorn be his
mies. guide, and let thine arm strengthen COST gracious God, who hast him; let justice, truth, and holiness, set thy Servant GEORGE let
peace and love, and all those vir- our King upon the Throne of his Antues that adorn the Christian Pro- cestors, we most humbly beseech thee fession, fourish in his days; direct all to protect him on the same from his counsels and endeavours to thy all the dangers to which he may be glory, and the welfare of his people; exposed ; Hide him from the gatherand give us grace to obey him cheer- ing together of the froward, and from fully and willingly for conscience the insurrection of wicked doers; Do. sake; that neither our sinful passions, thou weaken the hands, blast the denor our private interests, may disap- signs, and defeat the enterprizes of all point bis cares for the publick good; his enemies, that no secret conspiralet him always possess the hearts of cies, nor open violences, may disquiet
A Form of Prayer for the Twenty-fifth of October. his Reign; but that, being safely kept thy praise from generation to generaunder the shadow of thy wing, and tion. Amen. supported by thy power, he inay tri- The Epistle. 1 St. Peter ïi. 11. umph over all opposition; that so the EARLY beloved, I beseech you world may acknowledge thee to be his D
as strangers and pilgrims, abdefender and mighty deliverer in all stain from fleshly lusts, which war adifficulties and adversities; through gainst the soul; having your conversaJesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
tion honest among the Gentiles: that, Then the Prayer for the High Court of whereas they speak against you as Parliament (if sitting.)
evil-doers, they may, by your good • In the Communion Service, immediately works which they shall behold, glorify
before the reading of the Epistle, instead of God in the day of visitation. Submit the Collect for the King, and that
of the yourselves to every ordinance of man Day, shall be used this Prayer for the King, as supreme Governour of this for the Lord's sake; whether it be to Church.
the King, as supreme; or unto goverChristian Princes to the defence liim for the punishment of evil-doers, of thy Faith, and hast made it their and for the praise of them that do duty to promote the spiritual welfare, well. For so is the will of God, that together with the temporal interest of with well-doing ye may put to silence their people; We acknowledge with the ignorance of foolish men: as free, humble and thankful hearts thy great and not using your liberty for a cloke goodness to us, in setting thy Servant of maliciousness, but as the servants of our most gracious King over this God. Honour all men. Love the broChurch and Nation; Give him, we be- therhood. Fear God. Honour the King. seech thee, all those heavenly graces The Gospel. St. Matth. xxii. 16. are requisite for so high trust
, in his hands; Let his eyes behold the
saying, Master, we know that thou art success of his designs for the service of true, and teachest the way of God int thy true Religion established amongst truth, neither carest thou for
any man: us'; And make him a blessed instru- for thou regardest not the person of inent of protecting and advancing thymen. Tell us therefore, What thinkest Truth, wherever it is persecuted and thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto oppressed; Let Hypocrisy and Pro-Cæsar, or not? But Jesus perceived faneness, Superstition and Idolatry, fly their wickedness, and said, Why tempt before his face; Let not Heresies and ye me, ye hypocrites ? shew me the false Doctrines disturb the
And they brought the Church, nor Schisins and causeless unto him a peny. And he saith unto Divisions weaken it; But grant us to them, Whose is this image and superbe of one heart and one mind in serv- scription? They say unto him, Cæsar's
. ing thee our God, and obeying him Then saith he unto them, Render according to thy will : And that these therefore unto Cæsar the things which blessings may be continued to after
are Cæsar's; and unto God the things ages, let there never be one wanting that are God's. When they had heard in his house to succeed him in the go- these words, they marvelled, and leti vernment of this United Kingdom, that him, and went their way. our posterity may see his children's
9 After the Nicene Creed shall follow the children, and peace upon Israel. So we that are thy people, and sheep of In the Offertory shall this Sentence be read: tly pasture, shall
give thee thanks for L men, that they may see yout ,
ET your light so shine before ever, and will always be shewing forth
theat the work of the his God prosper A disciples
, semicone met Herodians,
out unto him
good works, and glorify your Father ness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. which is in heaven. St. Matth. v. 16. Amen.
After the Prayer (For the whole State of RANT, we beseech thee, AlChuist's Church &c.] these Collects follow- T ing shall be used.
which we have heard this day with our A Prayer for Unity.
outward ears, may through thy grace God the Father of our Lord Je- be so gratied inwardly in our hearts,
sus Christ, our only Saviour, the that they inay bring forth in us the Prince of Peace; Give us grace seri- fruit of good living, to the honour and ously to lay to heart the great dangers praise of thy Naine; through Jesus we are in by our unhappy divisions. Christ our Lord. Amen. Take away all hatred and prejudice, and whatsoever else may hinder us
of all wisdom, who knowest our from godly Union and Concord : that,
necessities before we ask, and our as there is but one Body, and one Spirit, and one Hope of our Calling, one
ignorance in asking; We beseech thee
to liave compassion upon our infirmiLord, one Faith, one Baptism, one
ties; and those things, which for our God and Father of us all, so we may unworthiness we dare not, and for our henceforth be all of one heart, and of
blindness we cannot ask, vouchisafe to one soul, united in one holy bond of
give us for the worthiness of thy Son Truth and Peace, of Faith and Charity,
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. and may with one mind and one
, keep your Christ our Lord. Amen.
hearts and minds in the knowledge
and love of God, and of his Son Jesus thee, that the course of this world Cbrist our Lord: And the blessing of may be so peaceably ordered by thy God Almighty, the Father, the Son, governance, that thy Church may joy- and the Holy Ghost, be amongst you, fully serve thee in all godly quiet-1 and remain with you always. Amen.
mouth glorify thee; through Jesus THE peace of God which passeth G
“ GEORGE R. á O UR Will and Pleasure is, That these Four Forms of Prayer and Ser
tieth of January, the “ Twenty-ninth of May, and the Twenty-fifth of October, be forthwith printed " and published, and annexed to the Book of Common Prayer and Liturgy of “ the Church of England; to be used yearly on the said Days, in all Cathedral " and Collegiate Churches and Chapels, in all Chapels of Colleges and Halls “ within both Our Universities, and of Our Colleges of Eaton and Winchester, " and in all Parish Churches and Chapels within that part of Our Kingdom of " Great Britain called England, the Dominion of Wales, and Town of Berwick upon Tweed.
“ Giveu at Our Court at St. James's the seventh Day of
ACREED UPON BY
THE ARCHBISHOPS AND BISHOPS OF BOTH PROVINCES,
AND THE WHOLE CLERGY,
In the Convocation holden at London in the Year 1562,
for the avoiding of Diversities of Opinions, and for the establishing of Consent touching true Religion: Reprinted by His Majesty's Commandment, with his Royal Declaration prefixed thereunto.
HIS MAJESTY'S DECLARATION. BEING by God's Ordinance, according to Our just Title, Defender of the
, Faith, and Supreme Governour of the Church, within these Our Dominions, We hold it most agreeable to this Our Kingly Office, and Our own religious Zeal, to conserve and maintain the Church committed to Our Charge, in Unity of true Religion, and in the Bond of Peace; and not to suffer unnecessary Disputations, Altercations, or Questions to be raised, which may nourish Faction both in the Church and Commonwealth. We have therefore, upon mature Deliberation, and with the Advice of so many of Our Bishops as might conveniently be called together, thought fit to make this Declaration following:
That the Articles of the Church of England (which have been allowed and arithorized heretofore, and which Our Clergy generally have subscribed unto) do contain the true Doctrine of the Church of England agreeable to God's Word: which We do therefore ratify and confirm, requiring all Our loving Subjects to continue in the uniform Profession thereof, and prohibiting the least difference from the said Articles; which to that End We command to be new printed, and this Our Declaration to be published therewith.
That We are Supreme Governour of the Church of England: And that if any difference arise about the external Policy, concerning the Injunctions, Canons, and other Constitutions whatsoever thereto belonging, the Clergy in their Convocation is to order and settle them, having first obtained leave under Our Broad Seal so to do: and We approving their said Ordinances and Constitutions ; providing that none be made contrary to the Laws and Customs of the Land.
That out of Our Princely Care that the Churchmen may do the Work which is proper unto them, the Bishops and Clergy, from time to time in Convocation, upon their humble Desire, shall have Licence under Our Broad Seal to deliberate of, and to do all such Things, as being made plain by them, and assented unto by Us, shall concern the settled Continuance of the Doctrine and Disci: pline of the Church of England now established; from which We will not en. dure any varying or departing in the least Degree.
That for the present, though some differences have been ill raised, yet We take comfort in this, that all Clergymen within Our Realm have always most willingly subscribed to the Articles established; which is an argument to Us,
that they all agree in the true, usual, literal meaning of the said Articles ; and that even in those curious points, in which the present differences lie, men of all sorts take the Articles of the Church of England to be for them; which is an argument again, that none of them intend any desertion of the Articles established.
That therefore in these both curious and unhappy differences, which have for so many hundred years, in different times and places, exercised the Church of Christ, We will, that all further curious search be laid aside, and these disputes shut up in God's promises, as they be generally set forth to us in the holy Scriptures, and the general meaning of the Articles of the Church of England according to them. And that no man hereafter shat either print, or preach, to draw the Article aside any way, but shall submit to it in the plain and full meaning thereof: and shall not put his own sense or comment to be the meaning of the Article, but shall take it in the literal and grammatical
That if any publick Reader in either of Our Universities, or any Head or Master of a College, or any other person respectively in either of them, shall affix any new sense to any Article, or shall publickly read, determine, or hold any publick Disputation, or suffer any such to be held either way, in either the Universities or Colleges respectively; or if any Divine in the Universities shall preach or print any thing either way, other than is already established in Convocation with Our Royal Assent; he, or they the Offenders, shall be liable to Our displeasure, and the Church's censure in Our Commission Ecclesiastical, as well as any other: And We will see there shall be due Execution upon them.