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CONFIRMATION,

OR

Laying on of Hands upon those who are baptized, and come to Years

of Discretion.

O Lord

| Upon the Day appointed, all that are to be then

Bishop. confirmed, being placed and standing in order before the Bishop; he, or some other Minister UR help is in the name of the appointed by him, shall read this preface follow

; ing:

Ans. Who hath made heaven NO the end that confirmation T.

and earth. may be ministered to the

Bishop. Blessed be the name of more edifying of such as shall re- the Lord; ceive it, the Church hath thought

Ans. Henceforth, world withgood to order, that none shall be

out end. confirmed, but such as can say the

Bishop. Lord hear our prayer; Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the

Ans. And let our cry come unto Ten Commandments; and can thee. also answer to such other Ques

Bishop. Let us pray. tires contained: Which order is A God, who hast vouchsafed to very convenient to be observed; to the end that children, being now regenerate these thy servants by come to the years of discretion, and Water and the Holy Ghost, and having learned what their God- hast given unto them forgiveness fathers and Godmothers promised of all their sins, strengthen them, for them in Baptism, may them- we beseech thee, O Lord, with the selves, with their own mouth and Holy Ghost, the Comforter ; and consent, openly before the Church daily increase in them thy maniratify and confirm the same; and fold gifts of grace; the spirit of wisalso promise, that, by the grace of dom and understanding, the spirit God, they will evermore endeavour of counsel and ghostly strength, themselves faithfully to observe the spirit of knowledge and true such things as they, by their own godliness; and fill them, O Lord, confession, have assented unto.

with the spirit of thy holy fear, q Then shall the Bishop say,

now and for ever. Amen. O

T Then all of them in order kneeling before the

upon ‘he head of God, and of this Congrega- every one severally, saying,

, O and vow that ye made, or that was made in your name, at your Bap- with thy heavenly grace; that he tism; ratifying and confirming the may continue thine for ever, and same; and acknowledging your daily increase in thy Holy Spirit selves bound to believe and to do all more and more, until he come unto those things which ye then under-thy everlasting kingdom. took, or your Sponsors then un

Then shall the Bishop say, dertook for you?

The Lord be with you.
And every one shall audibly answer, Ans. And with thy spirit.
I do.

And all kneeling down, the Bishop shall add,

tion, renew the solemn promise DEEhid Por

, this thy Servant

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\ever be with them: And so lead UR Father, who art in Hea-them in the knowledge and obe

ven, Hallowed be thy Name; dience of thy Word, that in the Thy Kingdom come; Thy Will end they may obtain everlasting de done on Earth, as it is in Hea- life, through our Lord Jesus Christ; ven; Give us this day our daily who, with thee and the Holy Ghost, bread; And forgive us our tres- liveth and reigneth ever one God, passes, as we forgive those who world without end. Amen. trespass against us; And lead us

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ALMIGHTY Lord, and not into temptation; But deliver everlasting God, vouchsafe, us from evil. Amen.

we beseech thee, to direct, sanctiAnd these Collects. LMIGHTY and everlasting bodies, in the ways of thy laws,

fy, and govern both our hearts and God, who makes us both to and in the works of thy commandwill and to do those things which ments; that through thy most are good, and acceptable unto thy mighty protection, both here and Divine Majesty; we make our ever, we may be preserved in body humble supplications unto thee for and soul, through our Lord and these thy servants, upon whom, Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. after the example of thy holy 1 Then the Bishop shall bless them, saying thus : Apostles, we have now laid our NHE blessing of God Almighty, hands; to certify them, by this sign, the Father, the Son, and the of thy favour and gracious good- Holy Ghost, be upon you, and reness towards them. Let thy Fa- main with you for ever. Amen. therly hand, we beseech thee, ever 1 And there shall none be admitted to the Holy

Communion, until such time as he be confirmed, be over them: Let thy Holy Spirit or be ready and desirous to be confirmed.

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THE FORM OF

SOLEMNIZATION OF MATRIMONY. 1 The laws respecting Matrimony, whether by, publishing the Bans in Churches, or by License,

being different in the several States; every Minister is left to the direction of those Laws, in every

thing that regards the civil contract between the Parties. | And when the Bans are published, it shall be in the following form :-) publish the Bans of Marriage between M. of - , and N. of If any of you know cause or just impediment, why these two persons should not be joined together in holy Matrimony, ye are to declare it. [This

is the first, second, or third time of asking.] 1 At the day and time appointed for Solemnization creetly, advisedly, soberly, and in come into the body of the Church, or shall be the fear of God.

Into this holy ready in some proper house, with their friends estate, these two persons present Man on the right hand, and the Woman on the come now to be joined. If any left, the Minister shall say,

man can show just cause, why

they may not lawfully gathered together here in the together, let him now speak, or sight of God, and in the face of else hereafter for ever hold his this company, to join together this Man and this Woman in holy Ma-1 And also speaking unto the Persons who are to

peace. trimony; which is commended of

be married, he shall say, Saint Paul to be honourable among

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REQUIRE and charge you all men; and therefore is not by both (as ye will answer at the any to be entered into unadvised- dreadful day of judgment, when ly or lightly; but reverently, dis- the secrets of all hearts shall be

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disclosed) that if either of you from this day forward, for better know any impediment, why ye for worse, for richer for poorer, may not be lawfully joined together in sickness and in health, to love, in Matrimony, ye do now confess cherish, and to obey, till death us it: For be ye well assured, that if do part, according to God's holy any persons are joined together ordinance; and thereto I give thee otherwise than as God's word my Troth. doth allow, their marriage is not " Then shall they again loose their Hands; and lawful.

the Man shall give unto the Woman a Ring. And

the Minister taking the Ring shall deliver it unto The Minister, if he shall have reason to doubt of the Man, to put it upon the fourth finger of the the lawfulness of the proposed Marriage, may Woman's Left Hand. And the Man holding the demand sufficient surety for his indemnification; Ring there, and taught by the Minister, shall

say, but if no impediment shall be alleged, or suspect- VITH this Ring I thee wed, ed, the Minister

shall say to the Man, VILT thou have this Wo

and with all my worldly man to thy wedded goods I thee endow: In the name Wife, to live together after God's of the Father, and of the Son, and ordinance, in the holy estate of of the Holy Ghost. Amen. Matrimony? Wilt thou love her," Finger of the Woman's left Hand, the Minister comfort her, honour, and keep her, shall say, in sickness and in health; and, forsaking all others, keep thee onlyun: OUR Father, who art in Heato her, so long as ye both shall live? ven, Hallowed be thy Name;

í The man shall answer, I will. I Then shall the Minister say unto the Woman, done on Earth, as it is in Heaven;

Thy Kingdom come; thy Will be N. VILT thou have this Man Give us this day our daily bread; to live together after God's ordi: And forgive us our trespasses, as we nance, in the holy estate of Matri, forgive those who trespass against mony? Wilt thou obey him, and us; And lead us not into temptaserve him, love, honour, and keep tion; But deliver us from evil.

Amen.

God, unto him, so long as ye both shall live?

giver of all spiritual grace, the auThe Woman shall answer, I will.

thor of everlasting life; send thy Then shall the Minister say, blessing upon these thy servants, Who giveth this Woman to be this man and this woman,

whom married to this Man ?

we bless in thy name; that as Isaac Then shall they give their Troth to each other and Rebeccă lived faithfully to9 The Minister receiving the Woman at her Fa-gether, so these persons may surely

ther's or Friend's Hands, shall cause the Man perform and keep the vow and with his Right Hand to take the Woman by her Right Hand, and say after him as followeth :

covenant betwixt them made, M. take thee N. to my wedded (whereof this Ring given and re

Wife, to have and to hold, from ceived is a token and pledge) and this day forward, for better for may ever remain in perfect love worse, for richer for poorer, in and peace together, and live acsickness and in health, to love and cording to thy laws, through Jesus to cherish, till death us do part, Christ our Lord. Amen. according to God's holy ordinance; 1 Then shall the Minister join their Right Hands and thereto I plight thee my Troth.

together, and say,

Those whom God hath joined f Then shall they loose their Hards, and the Wo

man with her Right Hand taking the Man by his together, let no man put asunder.' Right Hand, shall likewise say after the Minister, 1 Then shall

the Minister speak unto the Company N. take thee M. to my wedded TVORASMUCH as M. and N. Husband, to have and to hold, have consented together in

forsaking all others

, keep thee only O and Preserver of all mankind,

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holy Wedlock, and have witnessed | And the Minister shall add this Blessing : the same before God and this com

Go Bodhthe athely Ghost, bless

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the Father, , pany, and thereto have given and pledged their Troth, each to the preserve, and keep you: The Lord other, and have declared the same mercifully with his favour look

upby giving and receiving a Ring, and on you, and fill you with all spiritby joining hands; I pronounce, ual benediction and grace; that ye that they are Man and Wife; in may so live together in this life, the name of the Father, and of the that in the world to come ye may Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. have life everlasting. Amen.

THE ORDER FOR

THE VISITATION OF THE SICK.

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When any Person is sick, notice shall be given Min. Let the enemy have no adthereof to the Minister of the Parish; who, coming into the sick Person's House, shall

say,

vantage EACE be to this House, and

Ans. Nor the wicked approach to all that dwell in it.

to hurt him. When he cometh into the sick Man's presence,

Min. Be unto him, O Lord, a he shall say, kneeling down,

strong tower, EMEMBER not, Lord, our Ans. From the face of hisenemy.

iniquities, nor the iniquities Min. O Lord, hear our prayer; of our forefathers; Spare us, good Ans. And let our cry come unto Lord, spare thy people, whom thee. thou hast redeemed with thy most

Minister. precious blood; and be not angry

LORD, look down from Heawith us for ever.

ven, behold, visit, and relieve Ans. Spare us, good Lord. I Then the Minister shall say,

this thy servant. Look upon him

with the eyes of thy mercy; give Lord, have mercy upon us.

him comfort and sure confidence Christ, have mercy upon us.

in thee; defend him from the danLord, have mercy upon us,

ger of the enemy; and keep him UR Father, who art in Hea- in perpetual peace and safety,

ven, Hallowed be thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Thy Kingdom come; Thy Will be Amen. done on Earth, as it is in Heaven; LTEAR us, Almighty and most Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we Extend thy accustomed goodness forgive those who trespass against to this thy servant, who is grieved us; And lead us not into tempta- with sickness. Sanctify, we beseech tion; But deliver us from evil. thee, this thy Fatherly correction Amen.

to him; that the sense of his weak. Min. O Lord, save thy servant; ness may add strength to his faith,

Ans. Who putteth his trust in and seriousness to his repentance: thee.

That if it shall be thy good pleasure Min. Send him help from thy to restore him to his former health holy place;

he may lead the residue of his life Ans. And evermore mightily de- in thy fear, and to thy glory: Or fend him,

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visitation, that after this painful life which corrected us, and we gave ended, he may dwell with thee them reverence: Shallwenot much in life everlasting, through Jesus rather be in subjection unto the FaChrist our Lord. Amen.

ther of spirits, and live? For they 9 Then shall the Minister exhort the sick Person verily for a few days chastened us after this Form, or other like:

after their own pleasure; but he for EARLY beloved, know this,

our profit, that we might parta

kers of his . These words of life and death, and of all things good brother, are written in holy to them pertaining; as youth, Scripture, for our comfort and instrength, health, age, weakness, struction; that we should patientand sickness. Wherefore, what- ly, and with thanksgiving, bear soever your sickness be, know you our heavenly Father's correction, certainly that it is God's visitation. whensoever, by any manner of adAnd for what cause soeverthis sick

versity, it shall please his gracious ness be sent unto you; whether it

goodness to visit us. And there be to try your patience for the ex- should be no greater comfort to ample of others, and that your Christian persons, than to be made faith may be found, in the day of like unto Christ, by suffering pa the Lord, laudable, glorious, and tiently adversities, troubles, and honourable, to the increase of glory sickness. For he himself went and endless felicity; or else it be not up to joy, but first he suffered sent unto you to correct and amend in you whatsoever doth offend the pain: He entered not into his glo

ry, before he was crucified. So eyes of your heavenly Father; know truly our way to eternal joy, is to you certainly, that if you truly suffer here with Christ; and our repent you of your sins, and bear door to enter into eternal life, is your sickness patiently, trusting in gladly to die with Christ; that we God's mercy, for his dear Son Je

may rise again from death, and sus Christ's sake, and render unto dwell with him in everlasting life. him humble thanks for his Father. Now, therefore, taking your sickly visitation, submitting yourself

ness, which is thus profitable for wholly unto his will, it shall turn to your profit, and help you forward you, patiently, I exhort you in the

name of God, to remember the proin the right way that leadeth unto fession which you made unto God everlasting life.

in your Baptism. And forasmuch [ If the Person visited be very sick, then the Mi. nister may end his Exhortation in this place, or as after this life there is an account else proceed:

to be given unto the righteous AKE therefore in good part Judge, by whom all must be judg.

the chastisement of the Lord: ed, without respect of persons; I For, as Saint Paul saith in the require you to examine yourself, twelfth chapter to the Hebrews, and your estate, both toward God Whom the Lord loveth he chasten- and man; so that, accusing and eth, and scourgeth every son whom condemning yourself for your own he receiveth. If ye endure chas- faults, you may find mercy at our tening, God dealeth with you as heavenly Father's hand for Christ's with sons: For what son is he whom sake, and not be accused and conthe Father chasteneth not? But if demned in that fearful judgment. ye be without chastisement, where - Therefore I shall rehearse to you of all are partakers, then are ye bas-the Articles of our Faith; that you tards, and not sons. Furthermore, may know whether you do believe we have had fathers of our flesh, las a Christian man should, or no.

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