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CONFIRMATION,

OR

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

of Discretion.

1 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 OUR help is in the name of the appointed by him, sball read this preface follow. ing:

Ans. Who hath made heaven То 10 the end that confirmation

may be ministered to the and earth. more edifying of such as shall re

Bishop. Blessed be the name of ceive it, the Church hath thought

the Lord; good to order, that none shall be

Ans. Henceforth, world withconfirmed, but such as can say the out end. Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the

Bishop. Lord hear our prayer; Ten Commandments; and can

Ans. And let our cry come unto

thee. also answer to such other Questions

Bishop. Let us pray. are contained: Which order is ALMIGHTY and everliving 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 willevermore 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, 1 Then shall the Bishop say,

now and for ever. Amen. Do ye here, in the presence of Then all of them in order kneeling before tire

God, and of this Congrega-Bishop, dhe shell bay hiş hands upon the head of tion, renew the solemn promise EFEND, O Lord, this thy and vow that ye made, or that was Child (or, this thy Servani] 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.

1 And all kneeling down, the Bishop shall add,

Let us pray.

ever be with them: And so lead

in in ven, Hallowed be thy Name; dience of thy Word, that in the Thy Kingdom come; Thy Will end they may obtain everlasting be 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 not into temptation; But deliver! O ALMIGHTY Lord, and

everlasting God, vouchsafe, us from evil. Amen.

we beseech thee, to direct, sancti1 And these Collects. LMIGHTY and everlasting bodies, in the ways of thy laws,

fy, and govern both our hearts and God, who makest 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 : Apostleswe 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 And there shall none be admitted to the Holy be over them: Let thy Holy Spirit Comerender until such time as he be confirmed,

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THE FORM OF

SOLEMNIZATION OF MATRIMONY.

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T The laws respecting Mauimony, whether by pablishing the Banns in Churches, or by Lieense, being

different in the several States; every Minisier is left to the direction of those Laws, in every thing that regards the civil contract between the Parties. And when the Banns are published, it shall be in the following form :-/ publish the Bunns of Marriage between M. of - und N. of If any of you know cause or just impediment, why these two persons should not be joined together in holy Mutrimony, ye are to declare it. [This is the first, second, or third time of asking.) At the day and time appointed for Solemnization creetly, advisedly, soberly, and in ready in some proper house, with their friends and estate, these two persons present come into the body of the Church, or shall be the fear of God. Into this holy on the right hand,

and the Woman on the left, the come now to be joined. If any Minister shall say,

man can show just cause, why 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

peace. Man and this Woman in holy Mat

1 And also speaking unto the Persons whio are to be rimony; which is commended of

married, he sball say, Saint Paul to be honourable among I REQUIRE and charge you 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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say,

Let us pray.

disclosed) that if either of you from this day forward, for better know any impediment, why ye for worse, for richer for poofer, 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 1 Then sball they again loose their Hands; and

the Man shall give unto the Woman a Ring. And lawful.

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 de Woman's Left Hand. And the Man holding the mand 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, M. TILT 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.

T Then the Man leaving the Ring upon the fourta Matrimony? Wilt thou love her,l" Finger of the Woman's Leli Hand, the Minister comfort her, honour, and keep her,

shall

15 in sickness and in health; and, forsaking all others, keep thee only un: O OUR Father, who

art in Hea. to her, so long as ye both shall live? ven, Hallowed be thy Name;

f The man shall answer, I will. Thy Kingdom come; thy Will be Then shall the Minister say unto the Woman, done on Earth, as it is in Heaven N. VILT thou have this Man Give us this day our daily bread;

to thy wedded Husband, And forgive us our trespasses, as we to live together after God's ordi- forgive those who trespass against nance, in the holy estate of Matri- us; And lead us not into temptamony? Wilt thou obey him, and tion; But deliver us from evil. serve him, love, honour, and keep Amen.

O , unto him, so long as ye both shall giver of all spiritual grace, the au

, live?

thor of everlasting life; send thy | The Woman shall answer, I will. s 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?

webless in thy name; that as Isaac 1 Then shall they give their Troth to each other in and Rebecca lived faithfully to1 The Minister receiving the Woman at her Fa-gether, so these persons may surely with his Right Hand to take the womanhos- her perform and keep the vow and Right Hand, and to 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

together, and say, and thereto I plight thee my Troth.

Those whom God hath joined Then shall they loose their Hands, and the Woman 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 TORASMUCH as M. and N.

have consented together ia

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I Husbandh e have and whole F9

holy Wedlock, and have witnessed 1 And the Minister shall add this Blessing : the same before God and this com: GOD the Father, God the Son, 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. I have life everlasting. Amen.

THE ORDER FOR

THE VISITATION OF THE SICK.

PE all that dwell in it.

1 When any person is sick, notice shall be given Min. Let the enemy have no ad

thereof to the Minister of the Parish ; who, coming
into the sick Person's House, shall say, vantage of him;

; EACE be to this House, and Ans. Nor the wicked approach

to hurt him. When he cometh into the sick Man's presence, Min. Be unto him, O Lord, a

he shall say, kneeling down,
EMEMBER not, Lord, our strong tower,

Ans. From the face of his enemy. iniquities, nor the iniquities of our forefathers; Spare us, good

Min. O Lord, hear our prayer; Lord, spare thy people, whom

Ans. And let our cry come unto thou hast redeemed with thy most

thee.

Minister. precious blood; and be not angry with us for ever. Ans. Spare us, good Lord.

ven, behold, visit, and relieve Then the Minister shall say,

this thy servant. Look upon him Let us pray.

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 dan

Lord, have mercy upon us. ger of the enemy; and keep him 09

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.

EAR us, 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 weakMin. 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.

lelse give him grace so to take thy K

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visitation, that after this painful life which corrected us, and we gave ended, he may dwell with thee them reverence: Shall we not much in life everlasting, through Jesus rather be in subjection unto the FaChrist our Lord. Amen. ther of spirits, and live? For they Then shall the Minister exhort the sick Person af- verily for a few days chastened us ter this Form, or other like:

after their own pleasure; but he for EARLY beloved, know this, our profit, that we might be partaof 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 soever this 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 pathe Lord, laudable, glorious, and tiently adversities, troubles, and honourable, to the increase of glory sicknesses. 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 pain: He entered not into his gloin you whatsoever doth offend the 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 Sou 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 you, patiently, I exhort you in the your profit, and help you forward 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 Minis. as after this life there is an account ter may end his Exhortation in this Place, or

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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