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may be preserved in body and
soul, through our Lord and Sa-
viour Jesus Christ. Amen.
¶ Then the Bishop shall bless

them, saying thus:

THE blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the

Son, and the Holy Ghost, be upon you, and remain with you for ever. Amen."

And there shall none be admitted to the Holy Communion, until such time as he be confirmed, or be ready and desirous 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 those -Laws, in every thing that regards the civil contract between the Parties.

And when the Bans are published, it shall be in the following form: I publish the Bans of Marriage between M. of and N. of. If any of you know cause or just 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.]

why they may not lawfully be joined together, let him now speak, or else hereafter for ever hold his peace.

TAt the day and time appoint- | If any man can show just cause, ed for Solemnization of Matrimony, the Persons to be married shall come into the body of the Church, or shall be ready in some proper house, with their friends and neighbours; and there standing together, the Man on the right hand, and the Woman on the left, the Minister shall

say,

And also speaking unto the Persons who are to be married, he shall say,

REQUIRE and charge you both, (as ye will answer at the dreadful day of judgment, when the secrets of all hearts

DEARLY beloved, we are shall be disclosed,) that if either gathered together here in of you know any impediment, the sight of God, and in the why ye may not be lawfully face of this company, to join joined together in Matrimony, together this Man and this Wo-ye do now confess it: For be man in holy Matrimony: which ye well assured, that if any is commended of St. Paul to persons are joined together be honourable among all men; otherwise than as God's word and therefore is not by any to doth allow, their marriage is be entered into unadvisedly or not lawful.

lightly; but reverently, dis-The Minister, if he shall have creetly, advisedly, soberly, and in the fear of God. Into this holy estate, these two persons present come now to be joined.

reason to doubt of the lawfulness of the proposed Marriage, may demand sufficient surety for his indemnifics

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M. WILT thou have this

Woman to thy wed

ded Wife, to live together af ter God's ordinance, in the holy

estate of Matrimony? Wilded Husband, to have and N. take thee M. to my wedthou love her, comfort her, honour, and keep her, in sick- to hold, from this day forward, ness and in health; and, for- for better for worse, for richer saking all others, keep thee only for poorer, in sickness and in unto her, so long as ye both health, to love, cherish, and to shall live? obey, till death us do part, according to God's holy ordinance; and thereto I give thee my Troth.

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 thee only unto him, so long as ye both shall live?

The Woman shall answer,
I will.

Then shall the Minister say, Who giveth this Woman to be married to this Man?

Then shall they give their
Troth to each other in this
Manner:

kind, giver of all spiritual grace,TORASMUCH as M. and the author of everlasting life; N. have consented togesend thy blessing upon these ther in holy Wedlock, and havethy servants, this man and this witnessed the same before God woman, whom we bless in thy and this company, and thereto name; that as Isaac and Re- have given and pledged their becca lived faithfully together, troth, each to the other, and so these persons may surely have declared the same by givperform and keep the vow and ing and receiving a Ring, and Covenant betwixt them made, by joining hands; I pronounce, (whereof this Ring given and that they are Man and Wife; received is a token and pledge,) in the name of the Father, and and may ever remain in per- of the Son, and of the Holy fect love and peace together, Ghost. Amen. and live according to thy laws, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

And the Minister shall add this Blessing:

NOD the Father, God the

Then shall the Minister join bless, preserve, and keep you: G Son, God the Holy Ghost, their Right Hands together, The Lord mercifully with his and say, Those whom God hath joined favour look upon you, and fill together, let no man put asun-tion and grace; that ye may so you with all spiritual benedicder. live together in this life, that in

¶ Then shall the Minister the world to come ye may have speak unto the Company:

life everlasting. Amen.

THE ORDER FOR

THE VISITATION OF THE SICK.

TWhen any Person is sick, no- T Then the Minister shall say,

tice shall be given thereof to the Minister of the Parish; who, coming into the sick Person's House, shall say, EACE be to this House,

PEACE

and to all that dwell in it. When he cometh into the sick Man's presence, he shall say, kneeling down,

Let us pray.

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

Heaven, Hallowed be thy UR Father, who art in name Thy Kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth, as it is in Heaven; Give us this day our daily bread, And for

REMEMBER not, Lord, our give us our trespasses, as we for

iniquities, nor the iniquities of our forefathers; Spare us, good Lord, spare thy people, whom thou bast redeemed with thy most precious blood; and be not angry with us for

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give those who trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil. Amen.

Min. O Lord, save thy' ser

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