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Divine Majesty; we make our beseech thee, to direct, sanctify, humble supplications unto thee and govern both our hearts and for these thy servants, upon bodies, in the ways of thy laws, whom, after the example of thy and in the works of thy comholy Apostles, we have now laid mandments; that through thy our hands; 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 T Then the Bishop shall bless them, saylead them in the knowledge and ing thus: obedience of thy Word, that in the THE blessing of God Almighend they may obtain everlasting ty, the Father, the Son, and life, through our Lord Jesus Christ; the Holy Ghost, be upon you, who, with thee and the Holy Ghost, 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 to be confirmed.

lasting God, vouchsafe, we

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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.]

At the day and time appointed for So- and in the fear of God. Into this the 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 togethey may not lawfully be joinedtother, the Man on the right hand, and 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

shall say,

DEARLY beloved, we are ga

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 dread-. this Man and this Woman in holy ful day of judgment, when the Matrimony; which is commend-secrets of all hearts shall be dised 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 ye well assured, that if any


persons are joined together other-IT wise than as God's word doth allow, their marriage is not lawful.

The Minister, if he shall have reason to 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 to 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?

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 mut it upon the fourth finger of the Woing the Ring there, and taught by the Minister, shall say,


the hold

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.

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.

(whereof this Ring given and re- same by giving and receiving a
ceived is a token and pledge) and Ring, and by joining hands; I pro-
may 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 Bless-
Hands together, and say,

and in beati


Those whom God hath joined I to obey, together, let no man put asunder. GOD the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost, bless, cording to G Then shall the Minister speak unto the Company: preserve, and keep you: The and there. ORASMUCH as M. and N. Lord mercifully with his favour have consented together in look upon you, and fill you with


hey again loout

an shall give holy Wedlock, and have witness-all spiritual benediction and And the Nined the same before God and this grace; that ye may so live togeth

I deliver it unto

the fourth fing Company, and thereto have given er in this life, that in the world to ft land. Andik and pledged their troth, each to come ye may have life everlastRing there, and the other, and have declared theling. Amen.

shall say,
this Ring I
with all my?
thee endow: Ins
ather, and of

When any person is sick, notice shall be
given thereof to the Minister of the Pa-

the Holy Ghost

passes, as we forgive those who

he Man leaving thrish; who, coming into the sick Per trespass against us; And lead us rth Finger of thells son's House, shall say,s

PEACE be to this House, and us from evil. Amen.

not into temptation; But deliver

to all that dwell in it.

Father, who at When he cometh into the sick Man's


sence, he shall say, kneeling down,
EMEMBER not, Lord, our

the Minister shalls
Let us pray
en, Hallowed be th
Kingdom come;
ne on Earth, as its
Give us this day af


- Minista.

M. to m barea forward, r richer fa





Min. O Lord, save thy servant; Ans. Who putteth his trust in thee..

Min. Send him help from thy holy place;

Ans. And evermore mightily

iniquities, nor the iniquities
forefathers; Spare us, good

And forgive word, spare thy people, whom defend him.

S, as we forgive thou hast redeemed with thy Min. Let the enemy have no

ass against us; Anost precious blood; and be not, nto temptation; gry with us for ever.

advantage of him;

Ans. Spare us, good Lord.

Ans. Nor the wicked approach to hurt him.

Then the Minister shall say,

om evil. Amen. Eternal God, Crea

Let us pray.

Lord, have mercy upon us.

Preserver of all man

fall spiritual grace Christ, have mercy upon us.
of everlasting life Lord, have mercy upon us.

Father, who art in Hea-
ven, Hallowed be thy Name;
Kingdom come; Thy Will





sing upon these thy man and this woman bless in thy nane; 1 Rebecca lived faith her, so these pers covenant betwistbe

done on earth, as it is in Hea- Lord, look down from hea Give us this day our daily behold, visit, and relieve read; and forgive us our tres-this thy servant. Look upon him



ely perform and keep en

Min. Be unto him, O Lord, a strong tower,

Ans. From the face ofhis enemy. Min. O Lord, hear our prayer; Ans. And let our cry come unto thee.


Christ, by suffering patiently ad-hell, and also did rise again the versities, troubles, and sickness. third day; that he ascended into For he himself went not up to heaven, and sitteth on the right Soy, but first he suffered pain: hand of God the Father AlmighHe entered not into his glory ty; and from thence shall coine before he was crucified. So again at the end of the world, to truly our way to eternal joy, is to judge the quick and the dead? • suffer here with Christ; and our And dost thou believe in the door to enter into eternal life, is Holy Ghost; The holy Catholic gladly to die with Christ; that Church; The Communion of we may rise again from death, Saints; The Remission of sins; and dwell with him in everlasting The Resurrection of the flesh life. Now, therefore, taking your and everlasting life after death sickness, which is thus profitable T The sick person shall answer, for you, patiently, I exhort you All this I steadfastly believe. in the name of God, to remember Then shall the Minister examina, whe ther he repent him truly of his sins, and the profession which you made be in charity with all the world; exunto God in your Baptism. And horting him to forgive, from the bottom forasmuch as after this life there of his heart, all persons that have of is an account to be given unto fended him; and if he hath affended any other, to ask them forgiveness; and the righteous Judge, by whom all where he hath done injury or wrong to must be judged, without respect any man, that he make amends to the uttermost of his power. And if he hath of persons; I require you to exnot before disposed of his goods, let him amine yourself, and your estate, then be admonished to make his Will, both toward God and man; so and to declare his debts, what he oweth, and what is owing unto him, for the that, accusing and condemning better discharging of his conscience, and yourself for your own faults, you the quietness of his Executors. But men may find mercy at our heavenly should often be put in remembrance to Father's hand for Christ's sake, take order for the settling of their tem and not be accused and con- The exhortation before rehearsed may poral estates, whilst they are in health. demned in that fearful judgment. be said before the Minister begin his Therefore I shall rehearse to you Prayer, as he shall see cause. The Minister shall not omit earnestly the articles of our Faith; that you to move such sick persons as are of may know whether you do believe as a Christian man should,


ability, to be liberal to the poor.
And then the Minister shall say the Col-
lect following:

or no.

Let us pray.

Here the Minister shall rehearse the
Articles of the Faith, saying thus:

DOST thou believe in God the

Father Almighty, Maker of thy heaven and earth?

Most merciful God, who, according to the multitude of mercies, dost so put away the sins of those who truly repent, And in Jesus Christ his only-that thou rememberest them no begotten Son our Lord? And that more; open thine eye of mercy he was conceived by the Holy upon this thy servant, who most Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary ; earnestly desireth pardon and forthat he suffered under Pontius giveness. Renew in him, most Pilate, was crucified, dead, and loving Father, whatsoever hath buried; that he went down into been decayed by the fraud and


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