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most high in the glory of God and ever, we may be preserved the Father. Amen.

in body and soul; through our Then the Priest (or Bishop if he be Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. present) shall let them depart with this Amen. Blessing THE

of TH peace

TRANT, we beseech thee, God, passeth all understanding,

Almighty God, that the keep your hearts and minds in words, which we have heard this the knowledge and love of God, day with our outward ears, may and of his Son Jesus Christ our through thy grace be so grafted Lord: and the blessing of God inwardly in our hearts, that they Almighty, the Father, the Son, may bring forth in us the fruit of and the Holy Ghost, be amongst good living, to the honour and you and remain with you always. praise of thy Name; through Amen.

Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Collects to be said after the Offertory, when

O there is no Communion, every such day one or more; and the same may be said also, as often as occasion shall serve, after gracious favour, and further us Prayer, Communion, or Litany, by the all our works begun, continued, the Collects either of Morning or Evening with thy continual help; that in discretion of the Minister.

SSIST us mercifully, o and ended in thee, we may glotions and prayers, and dispose the by thy mercy obtain everlasting way of thy servants towards the life; through Jesus Christ our attainment of everlasting salva- Lord. Amen. tina · that, among

all the changes ALMIGHTY God, the founthey may ever be defended by knowest our necessities before we thy most gracious and ready ask, and our ignorance in askhelp; through Jesus Christ our ing; We beseech thee to have Lord. Amen.

compassion upon our infirmities; Almighty Lord, and ever- and those things, which for our lasting God, vouchsafe, we

unworthiness we dare not, and beseech thee, to direct, sanctify, for our blindness we cannot ask, and govern, both our hearts and vouchsafe to give us, for the worbodies, in the ways of thy laws, thiness of thy Son Jesus Christ and in the works of thy com

our Lord. Amen. mandments; that through thy

that through thy ALMIGHTY God, who hast most mighty protection, both here

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tions of them that ask in thy which we have faithfully asked Son's Name; We beseech thee according to thy will, may effecmercifully to incline thine ears tually be obtained, to the relief to us that have made now our of our necessity, and to the setprayers and supplications unto ting forth of thy glory; through thee; and grant, that those things, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Upon the Sundays and other Holy-days (if there be no Communion) shall be said all that is appointed at the Communion, until the end of the general Prayer (For the whole state of Christ's Church militant here in earth] together with one or more of these Collects last

before rehearsed, concluding with the Blessing. | And there shall be no celebration of the Lord's Supper, except there be a convenient num

ber to communicate with the Priest, according to his discretion. | And if there be not above twenty persons in the Parish of discretion to receive the Com

munion ; yet there shall be no Communion, except four (or three at the least) communicate with the Priest. And in Cathedral and Collegiate Churches, and Colleges, where there are many Priests and Deacons, they shall all receive the Communion with the Priest every Sunday at the

least, except they have a reasonable cause to the contrary. | And to take away all occasion of dissention, and superstition, which any person hath or

might have concerning the Bread and Wine, it shall suffice that the Bread be such as is usual to be eaten ; but the best and purest Wheat Bread that conveniently may be gotten. And if any of the Bread and Wine remain unconsecrated, the Curate shall have it to his own use : but if any remain of that which was consecrated, it shall not be carried out of the Church, but the Priest and such other of the Communicants as he shall then call unto

him, shall, immediately after the Blessing, reverently eat and drink the same. | The Bread and Wine for the Communion shall be provided by the Curate and the

Church-wardens at the charges of the Parish. And note, that every Parishioner shall communicate at the least three times in the year, of which Easter to be one. And yearly at Easter every Parishioner shall reckon with the Parson, Vicar, or Curate, or his or their Deputy or Deputies ; and pay to them

or him all Ecclesiastical Duties, accustomably due, then and at that time to be paid. 1 After the Divine Service ended, the money given at the Offertory shall be disposed of to

such pious and charitable uses, as the Minister and Church-wardens shalt think fit. Wherein if they disagree, it shall be disposed of as the Ordinary shall appoint.

• WHEREAS it is ordained in this Office for the Administration of the Lord's Sup

per, that the Communicants should receive the same kneeling; (which order is “ well meant, for a signification of our humble and grateful acknowledgement of the benefits “ of Christ therein given to all worthy Receivers, and for the avoiding of such profanation “ and disorder in the holy Communion, as might otherwise ensue ;) yet, lest the same kneel

ing should by any persons, either out of ignorance and infirmity, or out of malice and ob“ stinacy, be misconstrued and depraved; It is hereby declared, That thereby no adoration “ is intended, or ought to be done, either unto the Sacramental Bread or Wine there bodily received, or unto any Corporal Presence of Christ's natural Flesh and Blood. For the Sacramental Bread and Wine remain still in their very natural substances, and therefore

may not be adored; (for that were Idolatry, to be abhorred of all faithful Christians;) and “ the natural Body and Blood of our Saviour Christ are in Heaven, and not here; it being

against the truth of Christ's natural Body to be at one time in more places than one."




Upon the day appointed, all that are to be then confirmed, being placed, and standing in
order, before the Bishop; he (or some other Minister appointed by him) shall read this
Preface following:

the end that Confirma- | name at your Baptism ; ratifying

tion may be ministered to and confirming the same in your the more edifying of such as own persons, and acknowledging shall receive it, the Church hath yourselves bound to believe, and thought good to order, That to do, all those things, which your none hereafter shall be Confirm- Godfathers and Godmothers then ed, but such as can say the Creed, undertook for you? the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten And every one shall audibly answer, Commandments; and can also

I do. answer to such other Questions,

The Bishop. as in the short Catechism are


UR help is in the Name of contained: which order is very

the Lord; convenient to be observed ; to Answ. Who hath made heathe end, that children, being now

ven and earth. come to the years of discretion, Bishop. Blessed be the Name and having learned what their of the Lord ; Godfathers and Godmothers pro- Answ. Henceforth, world withmised for them in Baptism, they out end. may themselves, with their own Bishop. Lord, hear our praymouth and consent, openly before ers. the Church, ratify and confirm Answ. And let our cry come the same; and also promise, that unto thee. by the grace of God they will The Bishop. Let us pray. evermore endeavour themselves ALMIGHTY and everliving faithfully to observe such things, as they, by their own confession, to regenerate these thy servants have assented unto.

by Water and the holy Ghost, 9 Then shall the Bishop say,

and hast given unto them forgiveDo ye here, in the presence

ness of all their sins; Strengthen of God, and of this congre- them, we beseech thee, O Lord, gation, renew the solemn promise with the Holy Ghost the Comand vow that was made in your forter, and daily increase in them

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thy manifold gifts of grace; the divine Majesty; We make our spirit of wisdom and understand. humble supplications unto thee ing; the spirit of counsel and for these thy servants, upon ghostly strength; the spirit of whom (after the example of thy knowledge and true godliness ; holy Apostles) we have now laid and fill them, O Lord, with the our hands, to certify them (by spirit of thy holy fear, now and this sign) of thy favour and grafor ever. Amen.

cious goodness towards them. 1 Then all of them in order kneeling before Let thy fatherly hand, we bethe Bishop, he shall lay his hand

seech thee, ever be over them; head of every one severally, saying, , ,

let thy Holy Spirit ever be with

them; and so lead them in the with thy heavenly grace, that he knowledge and obedience of thy may continue thine for ever ; and Word, that in the end they may daily increase in thy holy Spirit

obtain everlasting life; through more and more, until he come

our Lord Jesus Christ, who with unto thy everlasting kingdom.

thee and the Holy Ghost liveth Amen.

and reigneth, ever

one God,

world without end. Amen. 1 Then shall the Bishop say, The Lord be with you.

O Almighty Lord, and everAnsw. And with thy spirit.

lasting God, vouchsafe, we 1 And (all kneeling down) the Bishop shall beseech thee, to direct, sanctify, add,

and govern, both our hearts and

bodies, in the ways of thy laws, OUR

UR Father, which art in and in the works of thy command

heaven, Hallowed be thy ments; that, through thy most Name. Thy kingdom come. mighty protection both here and Thy will be done in earth, As it ever, we may be preserved in is in heaven. Give us this day body and soul ; through our Lord our daily bread. And forgive us and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. our trespasses, As we forgive 9 Then the Bishop shall bless them, saying them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; THE Blessing of God AlBut deliver us from evil. Amen.


and the Holy Ghost, be upon ALMIGHTY and everliving you, and remain with you for God, who makest us both to

. will and to do those things that And there shall none be admitted to the holy

Communion, until such time as he be confirmbe good and acceptable unto thy ed, or be ready and desirous to be confirmed.

Let us pray:


And this Collect.



First the Banns of all that are to be married together must be published in the Church three several Sundays, during the time of Morning Service, or of Evening Service, (if there be no Morning Service,) immediately after the second Lesson ; the Curate saying after the accustomed manner,

Publish the Banns of Mar- , holy estate Christ adorned and riage between M. of

and beautified with his presence, and N. of - If

If any of you know first miracle that he wrought, in cause, or just impediment, why Cana of Galilee; and is comthese two persons should not be mended of Saint Paul to be hojoined together in holy Matri- nourable among all men: and mony, ye are to declare it. This therefore is not by any to be enis the first (second, or third] time terprised, nor taken in hand, unof asking

advisedly, lightly, or wantonly, And if the persons that are to be married

to satisfy men's carnal lusts and dwell in divers Parishes

, the Banns must appetites, like brute beasts that be asked in both Parishes ; and the Co- have no understanding; but rerate of the one Parish shall not solemnize Matrimony betwixt them, without a Cer- verently, discreetly, advisedly, tificate of the Banns being thrice asked, soberly, and in the fear of God; from the Curate of the other Parish.

duly considering the causes for At the day and time appointed for solemnization of Matrimony, the persons to be

which Matrimony was ordained. married shall come into the body of the First, It was ordained for the Church with their friends and neighbours : procreation of children, to be the right hand, and the Woman on the brought up in the fear and nurleft, the Priest shall say,

ture of the Lord, and to the EARLY beloved, we are praise of his holy Name.

gathered together here in Secondly, It was ordained for the sight of God, and in the face a remedy against sin, and to avoid of this congregation, to join toge- fornication; that such persons as ther this Man and this Woman have not the gift of continency in holy Matrimony; which is an might marry, and keep themselves honourable estate, instituted of undefiled members of Christ's God in the time of man's inno- body. cency, signifying unto us the Thirdly, It was ordained for mystical union that is betwixt the mutual society, help, and Christ and his Church ; which comfort, that the one ought to

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