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the earth, and the spirit of a man which ascendeth up to God who gave it; and likewise by the example of thy holy servants, in all ages, hast taught us to assign peculiar places where the bodies of thy saints may rest in peace, and be preserved from all indignities, whilst their souls are safely kept in the hands of their faithful Redeemer : Accept, we beseech Thee, this charitable work of ours, in separating this portion of land to that good purpose ; and give us grace, that by the frequent instances of mortality which we behold, we may learn and seriously consider, how frail and uncertain our condition here on earth is, and so number our days, as to apply our hearts unto wisdom. That in the midst of life thinking upon death, and daily preparing ourselves for the judgment that is to follow, we may have our part in the resurrection to eternal life, with him who died for our sins, and rose again for our justification, and now liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

The Lord bless us, and keep us, the Lord lift up the light of his countenance upon us, and give us peace now and for evermore. Amen.

THE FORM

OF

Consecration of a Churchyard

OR BURIAL PLACE, SINGLY.

The Deed of Conveyance or Donation of the Ground, together with such other documents as shall in any case be requisite, is to be laid before the Archbishop or his Chancellor some time before

the day appointed. I The Archbishop is to be received at the entrance

to the Church or Churchyard by the Minister and others, as set forth in the Form of Consecration of a Church, where a Petition is to be presented to him, praying that he will consecrate a portion of land for a Burial Place. To which the Archbishop signifies his consent.

The ordinary Service for the day is to be read at the Church, except where it is otherwise ordered.

Proper Psalms, XXXIX. XC.

First Lesson, Gen. XXIII. Second Lesson, John V. 21—30; or

. 1 Thess. IV. 13.

When the service of the Church is finished, the same form is to be observed as when the Churchyard is consecrated together with the Church.

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