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spectively. After the immersion, or the pouring of water, the prayer shall be as in this service; only, after the words, these Persons, shall be added, and these Infants. After which the remaining part of each service shall be used; first that for Adults, and lastly that for Infants.
If any persons, not baptized in their Infancy, shall be brought to be baptized before they come to years of discretion to answer for themselves, it may suffice to use the Office for public Baptism of Infants; or, in case of extreme danger, the Office for Private Baptism; "only changing the word Infant, for Child, or Person, as occasion requireth.
THAT IS TO SAY,
An Instruction, to be learned by every Person before he be brought to be confirmed by the Bishop.
WHAT is your name?
Ans. N. or M.
Catechist. Kehearse the Articles
Quest. Who gave you this of thy Belief.
Ans. My Sponsors in Baptism wherein I was made a member of Christ, the child of God, and an inheritor of the kingdom of Hea
Quest. What did your Sponsors then for you?
Believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth:
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; Who was con ceived by the Holy Ghost, Bor jof the Virgin Mary, Suffered un Ans. They did promise and der Pontius Pilate, Was crucihed, vow three things in my name: dead, and buried; He descended First, that I should renounce the jinto hell; The third day he rose devil and all his works, the pomps from the dead; He ascended inte and vanity of this wicked world, heaven, and sitteth on the right and all the sinful lusts of the flesh; hand of God the Father AlmighSecondly, that I should believe ty; From thence he shall come all the Articles of the Christian to judge the quick and the dead. Faith; And thirdly, that I should I believe in the Holy Ghost; keep God's holy will and com- The holy Catholic Church, The mandments, and walk in the same Communion of Saints; The for all the days of my life. giveness of sins; The resurrec Quest. Dost thou not think that tion of the body, And ine iife thou art bound to believe, and to everlasting. Amen. do, as they have promised for Quest What dost thou chiefly thee? learn in these Articles of thy Be
Ans. Yes verily; and by God's lief? help so I will: And I heartily Ans. First, I learn to believe thank our heavenly Father, that in God the Father, who hath he hath called me to this state of made me, and all the world. salvation, through Jesus Christ Secondly, in God the Son, who our Saviour: And I pray unto hath redeemed me, and all manGod to give me his grace, that I kind.
Divine Majesty; we make our beseech thee, to direct, sanctify, humble suplications unto thee and govern both our hearts and for these thy servants, upon bodies, in the ways of thy law's, whom, after the example of thy and in the works of thy comholy Apostles, we have now laid mandments; that through thy our bands; to certify them, by this most mighty protection, both here sign, of thy favour and gracious and ever, we may be preserved goodness towards them. Let thy in body and soul, through our Fatherly hand, we beseech thee, Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. ever be over them: Let thy Holy Amen.
Spirit ever be with them: And so ¶ Then the Bishop shall bless them, say lead them in the knowledge and ing thus:
bedience of thy Word, that in the THE blessing of God Almighend they may obtain everlasting ty, the Father, the Son, and fife, through our Lord Jesus Christ; the Holy Ghost, be upon you, who.with thee and the HolyGhost, and remain with you for ever. liveth and reigneth ever One Amen. God, world without end. Amen. And there shall none be admitted to the Holy Communion, until such time as he Almighty Lord, and everbe confirmed, or be ready and desirous lasting God, vouchsafe, we to be confirmed.
THE FORM OF
SOLEMNIZATION OF MATRIMONY.
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 these Luws, in every thing that regards the civil contract between the Parties. And when the Bans are published, it shall be in the following form :-1 publish the Eans of Marriage between M. of, and N. of If any
of you know cause crjust 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.]
At the day and time appointed for So- and in the fear of God. Into this lemnization of Matrimony, the Persons
to be married shall come into the body holy estate, these two persons of the Church, or shall be ready in some present come now to be joined. If proper house, with their friends and any man can show just cause, why neighbours; and there standing toge ther, the Man on the right hand, and they may not lawfully be joined to the Woman on the left, the Minister gether, let him now speak, or else hereafter for ever hold his peace And also speaking unto the Persons who
DEARLY beloved, we are ga-l thered together here in the are to be married, he shall say, sight of God, and in the face of Require and charge you both this company, to join together (as ye will answer at the dreadthis Man and this Woman in holy ful day of judgment, when the Matrimony; which is commend-secrets of all hearts shall be dis ed of Saint Paul to be honourable closed) that if either of you know among all men ; and therefore is any impediment, why ye may not by any to be entered into un-not be lawfully joined together in advisedly or lightly; but reverent-Matrimony, ye do now confess it: ly, discreetly, advisedly, soberly. For be ve well assured, that if any
persons are joined together otherwise than as God's word doth alow, their marriage is not lawful. The Minister, if he shall have reason to
Then shall they loose their Hands, and the Woman with her Right Hand taking the Man by his Right Hand, shall like wise say after the Minister.
doubt of the lawfulness of the proposed N. take thee M. to my wedded Marriage, may demand sufficient sure- Husband, to have and to hold, ty for his indemnification; but if no from this day forward, for better impediment shall be alleged, or suspect-for worse, for richer for poorer, ed the Minister shall say to the man, M.WILT thou have this Wo-in sickness and in health, to love. man to thy wedded Wife, cherish, and to obey, till death us o live together after God's ordi-do part, according to God's holy nance, in the holy estate of Matri- ordinance; and thereto I give mony? Wilt thou love her, com- thee my Troth. fort her, honour, and keep her, in sickness and in health; and forsaking all others, keep thee only unto her, so long as ye both shall live?
The man shall answer, I will. Then shall the Minister say unto the Woman,
N.WILT thou have this man to thy wedded Husband, to live together after God's ordinance, in the holy estate of Matrimony? Wilt thou obey him, and serve him, love, honour, and keep him, in sickness and in health;
and forsaking all others, keep
The Woman shall answer, I will.
Who giveth this Woman to be
Then shall they again loose their Hands, and the Man shall give unto the Woman a Ring. And the Minister taking the Ring shall deliver it unto the Man, to put it upon the fourth finger of the Woman's Left Hand. And the Man holding the Ring there, and taught by the Minister, shall say,
WITH this Ring I thee wed
and with all my worldly goods I thee endow : In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. Then the Man leaving the Ring upon Hand, the Minister shall say, the fourth Finger of the Woman's Left
Let us pray.
OUR Father, who art in Hea
ven, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy Kingdom come; Thy Willi be done on Earth, as it is in Heaven; Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; And lead us The Minister receiving the Woman at not into temptation; But deliver her Father's or Friend's Hands, shall us from evil. Amen. cause the Man with his Right Hand to
married to this Man
Then shall they give their Trath to each
other in this Manner:
take the Woman by her Right Hand, and to say after him as followeth :
Eternal God, Creator and Preserver of all mankind, give [M. take thee N. to my wed-er of all spiritual grace, the auded Wife, to have and to hold, thor of everlasting life; send thy from this day forward, for better blessing upon these thy servants, for worse, for richer for poorer, this man and this woman, whom in sickness and in health, to love we bless in thy name; that as Isaac and to cherish, till death us do and Rebecca lived faithfully topart, according to God's holy or-gether, so these persons may dinance: and thereto I plight thee surely perform and keep the vow my Troth and covenant betwixt them made,
fwhereof this Ring given and re-same by giving and receiving a ceived is a token and pledge) and Ring, and by joining hands; I promay ever remain in perfect love nounce, that they are Man and and peace together, and live ac- Wife; in the name of the Father, cording to thy laws, through Jesus and of the Son, and of the Holy Christ our Lord. Amen. Ghost. Amen.
Then shall the Minister join their Right|¶ And the Minister shall add this BlessHands together, and say,
Those whom God hath joined
Then shall the Minister speak unto
ogetlier, let no man put asunder. GOD the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost, bless, preserve, and keep you: The FORASMUCH as M. and N. Lord mercifully with his favour have consented together in look upon you, and fill you with boly Wedlock, and have witness-all spiritual benediction and ed the same before God and this grace; that ye may so live togeth company, and thereto have given er in this life, that in the world to and pledged their troth, each to come ye may have life everlastthe other, and have declared theling. Amen.
THE ORDER FOR
THE VISITATION OF THE SICK.
When any person is sick, notice shall be passes, as we forgive those who given thereof to the Minister of the Parish; who, coming into the sick Per- trespass against us; And lead us son's House, shall say, not into temptation; But deliver us from evil. Amen.
PEACE be to this House, and
to all that dwell in it. When he cometh into the sick Man's presence, he shall say, kneeling down, EMEMBER not, Lord, our iniquities, nor the iniquities of our forefathers; Spare us, good Lord, spare thy people, whom thou hast redeemed with thy most precious blood; and be not angry with us for ever.
Ans. Spare us, good Lord.
Then the Minister shall say,
OUR Father, who art in Hea-
Min. O Lord, save thy servant,
Min. Send him help from thy holy place;
Ans. And evermore mightily defend him.
Min. Let the enemy have no advantage of him;
Ans. Nor the wicked approach to hurt him.
Min. Be unto him, O Lord, a strong tower,
Ans. From the face of his enemy Min. O Lord, hear our prayer Ans. And let our cry come unto thee.
be done on earth, as it is in Hea-O Lord, look down from heaven; Give us this day our daily ven, behold, visit, and relieve bread; and forgive us our tres-this thy servant. Look upon him
with the eyes of thy mercy; give know you certainly, that if you him comfort and sure confidence truly repent you of your sins in thee; defend him from the and bear your sickness patiently, danger of the enemy; and keep trusting in God's mercy, for his him in perpetual peace and safety, dear Son Jesus Christ's sake, and through Jesus Christ our Lord. render unto him humble thanks Amen. for his Fatherly visitation, submitHEAR us, Almighty and most ting yourself wholly unto his will, merciful God and Saviour:it shall turn to your profit, and Extend thy accustomed goodness help you forward in the right way to this thy servant, who is grieved that leadeth unto everlasting life. with sickness. Sanctify, we be- If the Person visited be very sick, then seech thee, this thy Fatherly cor the Minister may end his Exhortation rection to him; that the sense of in this Place, or else proceed: his weakness may add strength to TAKE therefore in good part his faith, and seriousness to his the chastisement of the Lord: repentance: That if it shall be For, as Saint Paul saith in the thy good pleasure to restore him twelfth chapter to the Hebrews, to his former health, he may lead Whom the Lord loveth he chasthe residue of his life in thy fear, teneth, and scourgeth every son and to thy glory: Or else give whom he receiveth. If ye endure him grace so to take thy visitation, chastening, God dealeth with you that after this painful life ended, as with sons: For what son is he he may dwell with thee in life whom the Father chasteneth not? everlasting, through Jesus Christ But if ye be without chastisement, our Lord. Amen. whereof all are partakers, then
I Then shall the Minister exhort the sick are ye bastards, and not sons. Person after this Form, or other like: Furthermore, we have had fa DEARLY beloved, know this, thers of our flesh, which corrected that Almighty God is the us, and we gave them reverence Lord of life and death, and of all Shall we not much rather be in things to them pertaining; as subjection unto the Father of youth, strength, health, age, spirits, and live? For they veweakness, and sickness. Where-rily for a few days chastened us fore, whatsoever your sickness after their own pleasure; but he be, know you certainly that it is for our profit, that we might be God's visitation. And for what partakers of his holiness. These cause soever this sickness be sent words, good brother, are written unto you whether it be to try in holy Scripture, for our com your patience for the example of fort and instruction; that others, and that your faith may should patiently, and with thanksbe found. in the day of the Lord, giving, bear our heavenly Fa laudable, glorious, and honour-¡ther's correction, whensoever, by able, to the increase of glory andjany manner of adversity, it shall endless felicity; or eise it be sent please his gracious goodness to unto you to correct and amend in visit us. And there should be no you whatsoever doth offend the greater comfort to Christian per eyes of your heavenly Father; sons, than to be made like unto