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Spare us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to rule From all evil and mischief; from her heart in thy faith, fear, and sin, from the crafts and assaults love, and that she may evermore of the devil; from thy wrath, and have affiance in thee, and ever from everlasting damnation, seek thy honour and glory; Good Lord, deliver us.

We beseech thee to hear us, good From all blindness of heart; Lord. from pride, vain-glory, and hypo- That it may please thee to be crisy ; from envy,

hatred, and ma- her defender, and keeper, giving lice, and all uncharitableness, her the victory over all her eneGood Lord, deliver us.

mies; From fornication, and all other We beseech thee to hear us, good deadly sin; and from all the de- Lord. ceits of the world, the flesh, and That it may please thee to bless the devil,

and preserve the Prince Albert, Good Lord, deliver us. Albert Prince of Wales, and all From lightning and tempest; the Royal Family; from plague, pestilence, and fa- We beseech thee to hear us, good mine; from battle and murder, Lord. and from sudden death,

That it may please thee to illuGood Lord, deliver us. minate all Bishops, Priests, and From all sedition, privy con- Deacons, with true knowledge spiracy, and rebellion; from all and understanding of thy Word; false doctrine, heresy, and schism; and that both by their preaching from hardness of heart, and con- and living they may set it forth, tempt of thy Word and Com- and shew it accordingly; mandment,

We beseech thee to hear us, good Good Lord, deliver us. Lord. By the mystery of thy holy In- That it may please thee to bless carnation; by thy holy Nativity these thy servants, now to be adand Circumcision; by thy Bap- mitted to the Order of Deacons, tism, Fasting, and Temptation, [or Priests,) and to pour thy grace

Good Lord, deliver us. upon them; that they may duly By thine Agony and bloody execute their Office, to the edifySweat; by thy Cross and Passion; ing of thy Church, and the glory by thy precious Death and Burial; of thy holy Name; by thy glorious Resurrection and We beseech thee to hear us, good Ascension; and by the coming of Lord. the Holy Ghost,

That it may please thee to endue Good Lord, deliver us. the Lords of the Council, and all In all time of our tribulation; the Nobility, with grace, wisdom, in all time of our wealth; in the and understanding; hour of death, and in the day of We beseech thee to hear us, good judgement,

Lord.
Good Lord, deliver us.

That it may please thee to bless We sinners do beseech thee to and keep the Magistrates, giving hear us, O Lord God; and that it them grace to execute justice, and may please thee to rule and govern to maintain truth; thy holy Church universal in the We beseech thee to hear us, good right way;

Lord. We beseech thee to hear us, good That it may please thee to bless Lord.

and keep all thy people; That it may please thee to keep We beseech thee to hear us, good and strengthen in the true wor- Lord. shipping of thee, in righteousness That it may please thee to give and holiness of life, thy Servant to all nations unity, peace, and VICTORIA, our most gracious concord; Queen and Governour;

We beseech thee to hear us, good We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. Lord.

That it may please thee to give

us an heart to love and dread thee, and diligently to live after thy commandments;

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to give to all thy people increase of grace to hear meekly thy Word, and to receive it with pure affection, and to bring forth the fruits of the Spirit;

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to bring into the way of truth all such as have erred, and are deceived ;

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to strengthen such as do stand; and to comfort and help the weak. hearted; and to raise up them that fall; and finally to beat down Satan under our feet;

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to succour, help, and comfort, all that are in danger, necessity, and tribulation;

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to preserve all that travel by land or by water, all women labouring of child, all sick persons, and young children; and to shew thy pity upon all prisoners and captives;

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to defend, and provide for, the fatherless children and widows, and all that are desolate and oppressed ;

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to have mercy upon all men;

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to forgive our enemies, persecutors, and slanderers, and to turn their hearts;

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to give and preserve to our use the kindly fruits of the earth, so as in due time we may enjoy them;

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to give us true repentance; to forgive us all our sins, negligences, and ignorances; and to endue us with the grace of thy Holy Spirit to amend our lives according to thy holy Word;

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Son of God : we beseech thee to hear us.

Son of God : we beseech thee to hear us.

O Lamb of God : that takest away the sins of the world;

Grant us thy peace. O Lamb of God : that takest away the sins of the world;

Have mercy upon us.
O Christ, hear us.

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

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

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

Lord, have mercy upon us. Then shall the Priest, and the people with him, say the Lord's

Prayer. OVB

UR Father, which art in hea

ven, 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. Amen.

Priest. O Lord, deal not with us after our sins.

Answer. Neither reward us after our iniquities.

Let us pray. O GOD, merciful Father, that

despisest not the sighing of a contrite heart, nor the desire of such as be sorrowful; Mercifully assist our prayers that we make before thee in all our troubles and adversities, whensoever they oppress us; and graciously hear us, that those evils, which the craft and subtilty of the devil or man worketh against us, be brought to

nought; and by the providence of Then shall be sung or said the thy goodness they may be dispers- Service for the Communion, with ed; that we thy servants, being

the Collect, Epistle, and Gospel, hurt by no persecutions, may

as followeth. evermore give thanks unto thee

The Collect.

LMIGHTY sus Christ our Lord.

O Lord, arise, help us, and de- pointed divers Orders of Ministers liver us for thy Name's sake.

in thy Church, and didst inspire

thine Apostles to choose into the O

Order of Deacons the first Martyr ears, and our fathers have de

Saint Stephen, with others; Merclared unto us, the noble works cifully behold these thy servants that thou didst in their days, and now called to the like Office and in the old time before them.

Administration; replenish them

so with the truth of thy Doctrine, O Lord, arise, help us, and de

and adorn them with innocency of liver us for thine honour.

life, that, both by word and good Glory be to the Father, and example, they may faithfully serve to the Son : and to the Holy thee in this Office, to the glory of Ghost;

thy Name, and the edification of Answer. As it was in the begin- thy Church; through the merits ning, is now, and ever shall be : of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who world without end. Amen.

liveth and reigneth with thee and From our enemies defend us,

the Holy Ghost, now and for ever. O Christ.

Amen. Graciously look upon our afflic- The Epistle. 1 Tim. iii. 8. tions.

LII

IKEWISE must the Deacons Pitifully behold the sorrows of be grave, not double tongued, our hearts.

not given to much wine, not Mercifully forgive the sins of greedy of filthy lucre, holding the thy people.

mystery of the faith in a pure conFavourably with mercy hear science. And let these also first our prayers.

be proved; then let them use the o son of David, have mercy Office of a Deacon, being found upon us.

blameless. Even so must their Both now and ever vouchsafe wives be grave, not slanderers, to hear us, O Christ.

sober, faithful in all things. Let Graciously hear us, Christ; gra

the Deacons be the husbands of ciously hear us, O Lord Christ. one wife, ruling their children Priest. O Lord, let thy mercy

and their own houses well. For be shewed upon us;

they that have used the Office of Answer. As we do put our trust a Deacon well purchase to themin thee.

selves a good degree, and great Let us pray.

boldness in the faith which is in

Christ Jesus. WE

E humbly beseech thee, O

Father, mercifully to look Or else this, out of the sixth of upon our infirmities; and for the

the Acts of the Apostles. glory of thy Name turn from us

Acts yi. 2. all those evils that we most right- THEN the twelve called the that in all our troubles we may them, and said, It is not reason put our whole trust and confidence that we should leave the Word of in thy mercy, and evermore serve God, and serve tables. Wherefore, thee in holiness and pureness of brethren, look ye out among you living, to thy honour and glory; seven men of honest report, full through our only Mediator and of the holy Ghost and wisdom, Advocate, Jesus Christ our Lord. whom we may appoint over this Amen.

business. But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and due Order of this Realm, to the to the ministry of the Word.' And Ministry of the Church? the saying pleased the whole mul- Answer. I think so. a man full of faith, and of the holy Dixou Canonical Scriptures of titude. And they chose Stephen,

The Bishop. Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, the Old and New Testament? and Parmenas, and Nicolas a pro- Answer. I do believe them. selyte of Antioch; whom they set

The Bishop before the Apostles; and, when they had prayed, they laid their WLL you diligently read the hands on them. And the Word of

same unto the people assem

bled in the Church where you God increased, and the number

shall be appointed to serve? of the disciples multiplied in Je

Answer. I will. rusalem greatly, and a great company of the Priests were obedient

The Bishop: to the faith.

IT appertaineth to the Office of And before the Gospel, the Bishop, he shall be appointed to serve, to

sitting in his chair, shall cause the assist the Priest in Divine Service, Oath of the Queen's Supremacy, and specially when he ministereth and against the power and au

the holy Communion, and to help thority of all foreign Potentates, to be ministered unto every one of

him in the distribution thereof, them that are to be Ordered.

and to read holy Scriptures and

Homilies in the Church; and to The Oath of the Queen's Sovereignty. instruct the youth in the CateI

A. B. do swear, that I do from chism; in the absence of the Priest

my heart abhor, detest, and to baptize infants, and to preach, abjure, as impious and heretical, if he be admitted thereto by the that damnable Doctrine and Po- Bishop. And furthermore, it is sition, That Princes excommu

his Office, where provision is so nicated or deprived by the Pope, made, to search for the sick, poor, or any Authority of the See of and impotent people of the Parish, Rome, may be deposed or mur

to intimate their estates, names, dered by their Subjects, or any

and places where they dwell, unto other whatsoever. And I do de- the Curate, that by his exhortation clare, that no foreign Prince, Per- they may be relieved with the alms son, Prelate, State, or Potentate, of the Parishioners, or others. Will hath, or ought to have, any Juris- you do this gladly and willingly? diction, Power, Superiority, Pre- Answer. I will so do, by the eminence, or Authority, Eccle- help of God. siastical or Spiritual, within this

The Bishop.
Realm. So help me God.
Then shall the Bishop examine

gence to frame and fashion every one of them that are to be your own lives, and the lives of Ordered, in the presence of the

your families, according to the people, after this manner follow- Doctrine of Christ; and to make ing:

both yourselves and them, as much

as in you lieth, wholesome examDo you trust that you are in.

wardly moved by the Holy ples of the flock of Christ? Ghost to take upon you this Office

Answer. I will so do, the Lord and Ministration, to serve God being my helper. for the promoting of his glory, and

The Bishop: the edifying of his people? WILL. you reverently obey your Answer. I trust so.

Ministers of the Church, and them The Bishop.

to whom the charge and governDo

ment over you is committed, fol. called, according to the will lowing with a glad mind and will of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the their godly admonitions ?

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in the Church of God committed unto thee; In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

Then shall the Bishop deliver to every one of them the New Tes

tament, saying, TAK

YAKE thou Authority to read

the Gospel in the Church of God, and to preach the same, if thou be thereto licensed by the Bishop himself.

Then one of them, appointed by the Bishop, shall read the Gospel.

St. Luke xii. 35. ET your loins be girded about, ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their Lord, when he will return from the wedding; that, when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately. Blessed are those servants, whom the Lord when he cometh shall find watching. Verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.

Then shall the Bishop proceed in the Communion, and all that are Ordered shall tarry, and receive the holy Communion the same day with the Bishop.

The Communion ended, after the last Collect, and immediately before the Benediction, shall be said these Collects following.

, good things, who of thy great goodness hast vouchsafed to accept and take these thy servants unto the Office of Deacons in thy Church; Make them, we beseech thee, O Lord, to be modest, humble, and constant in their Ministration, to have a ready will to observe all spiritual Discipline; that they having always the testimony of a good conscience, and continuing ever stable and strong in thy Son Christ, may so well behave themselves in this inferior Office, that they may be found worthy to be called unto the higher Ministries in thy Church; through the same thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ, to whom be glory and honour world without end. Amen. PREVENT us, o Lord, in all

our doings with thy most gracious favour, and further us with thy continual help; that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in thee, we may glorify thy holy Name, and finally by thy mercy obtain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The peace of God, which pass

eth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord : And the Blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst you, and remain with you always. Amen.

And here it must de

unto the Deacon, that he must continue in that Office of a Deacon the space of a whole year (except for reasonable causes it shall otherwise seem good unto the Bishop) to the intent he may be perfect, and well expert in the things appertaining to the Ecclesiastical Administration. In executing whereof if he be found faithful and diligent, he may be admitted by his Diocesan to the Order of Priesthood, 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, in such manner and form as hereafter followeth.

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