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hear and learn your duties toward your husbands, even as it is plainly set forth in holy Scripture. Saint Paul, in the aforenamed Epistle to the Ephesians, teacheth you thus; Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the Church : and he is the Saviour of the body. Therefore as the Church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. And again he saith, Let the wife see that she reverence her husband. And in his Epistle to the Colossians, Saint Paul giveth you this short lesson; Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. Saint Peter also doth instruct you very well, thus saying; Ye

wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the Word, they also may without the Word be won by the conversation of the wives; while they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. Whose adorning, let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible; even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. For .#. this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands; even as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord; whose daughters ye are as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.

* It is convenient that the new-married persons should receive the holy Communion at the time of their Marriage, or at the first opportunity after their Marriage.

THE

THANKSGIVING OF WOMEN AFTER CHILD-BIRTH,

COMMONLY CALLED,

THE CHURCHING OF WOMEN.

* The Woman, at the usual time after her Delivery, shall come into the Church decently apparelled, and there shall kneel down in some convenient place, as hath been accustomed, or as the Ordinary shall direct: And then the Priest shall say unto her,

ORASMUCH as it hath pleased Almighty God of his goodness to give you safe deliverance, and hath preserved you in the great danger of Childbirth; you shall therefore give hearty thanks unto God, and say, (* Then shall the Priest say the cKvith Psalm,) Dileavi quoniam. Am well pleased : that the Lord hath heard the voice of my prayer; That he hath inclined his ear unto me : therefore will I call upon him as long as I live. The snares of death compassed me round about ; and the pains of hell gat hold upon me. I found trouble and heaviness, and I called upon the Name of the Lord : O Lord, I beseech thee, deliver my soul. Gracious is the Lord, and

righteous : yea, our God is merciful. The Lord preserveth the simple : I was in misery, and he helped me. Turn again then unto thy rest, O my soul : for the Lord hath rewarded thee. And why? thou hast delivered my soul from death : mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling. I will walk before the Lord : in the land of the living. I believed, and therefore will I speak; but I was sore troubled : I said in my haste, All men are liars. What reward shall I give unto the Lord : for all the benefits that he hath done unto me? I will receive the cup of salva

tion : and call upon the Name of the Lord.

I will pay my vows now in the presence of all his people : in the courts of the Lord's house, even in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise the Lord.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.

Or, Psal. cxxvii. Nisi Dominus.

XCEPT the Lord build the house : their labour is but lost that build it. Except the Lord keep the city: the watchman waketh but IIl Valll. It is but lost labour that ye haste to rise up early, and so late take rest, and eat the bread of carefulness : for so he giveth his beloved sleep. Lo, children and the fruit of the womb : are an heritage and gift that cometh of the Lord. Like as the arrows in the hand of the giant : even so are the young children. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them : they shall not be ashamed when they speak with their enemies in the te. Glory to the Son : Ghost; As it was in the beginning, is

be to the Father, and and to the Holy

now, and ever shall be : world

without end. Amen.

* Then the Priest shall say,

Let us pray. Lord, have mercy upon us. Christ, have mercy upon us. Lord, have mercy upon us.

UR. Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name.

Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us. not into temptation; But deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.

Minister. O Lord, save this woman thy servant;

Answer. Who putteth her trust in thee.

Minister. Be thou to her a strong tower;

Answer. From the face of her enemy.

Minister. prayer.

Answer. And let our cry come unto thee.

Lord, hear our

Minister. Let us pray. Almighty God, we give U’ thee humble thanks for that thou hast vouchsafed to deliver this woman thy servant from the

great pain and peril of Child- thy will, in this life present; and birth; Grant, we beseech thee, also may be partaker of everlastmost merciful Father, that she, ing glory in the life to come; through thy help, may both faith- through Jesus Christ our Lord. fully live, and walk according to Amen.

* The Woman, that cometh to give her Thanks, must offer accustomed Offerings; and, if there be a Communion, it is convenient that she receive the holy Communion.

THE

FORM AND MANNER

OF

MAKING, ORDAINING, AND CONSECRATING

OF

BISHOPS, PRIESTS, AND DEACONS,

ACCORDING TO THE ORDER OF

(Ibe &imited Church of Gnglamb amb 3 relamb.

THE PREFACE.

IT is evident unto all men diligently reading the holy Scripture and ancient Authors, that from the Apostles' time there have been these Orders of Ministers in Christ's Church; Bishops, Priests, and Deacons. Which Qsices were evermore had in such reverend Estimation, that no man might presume to erecute any of them, eacept he were first called, tried, ea'amined, and known to have such qualities as are requisite for the same; and also by publick Prayer, with Imposition of Hands, were approved and admitted thereunto by lauful Authority. And therefore, to the intent that these Orders may be continued, and reverently used and esteemed, in the United Church of England and Ireland; no man shall be accounted or taken to be a lawful Bishop, Priest, or Deacon in the United Church of England and Ireland, or suffered to eaecute any of the said Functions, eacept he be called, tried, examined, and admitted thereunto, according to the Form hereafter following, or hath had formerly Episcopal Consecration, or Ordination.

And none shall be admitted a Deacon, except he be Twenty-three years of age, unless he have a Faculty. And every man which is to be admitted a Priest shall be full Four-and-twenty years old. And every man which is to be ordained or consecrated Bishop shall be fully Thirty years of age.

And the Bishop, knowing either by himself, or by sufficient testimony, any Person to be a man of virtuous conversation, and without crime; and, after ea amination and trial, finding him learned in the Latin Tongue, and sufficiently instructed in holy Scripture, may at the times appointed in the Canon, or else, on urgent occasion, upon some other Sunday or Holy-day, in the face of the Church, admit him a Deacon, in such manner and form as hereafter followeth.

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