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hear and learn your duties to- | wives, be in subjection to your ward your husbands, even as it own husbands; that, if any obey is plainly set forth in holy Scrip- not the Word, they also may ture.

without the Word be won by the Saint Paul, in the aforenamed conversation of the wives; while Epistle to the Ephesians, teach- they behold your chaste convereth you thus; Wives, submit sation coupled with fear. Whose yourselves unto your own hus- adorning, let it not be that outbands, as unto the Lord. For ward adorning of plaiting the the husband is the head of the hair, and of wearing of gold, or wife, even as Christ is the head of putting on of apparel ; but let of the Church : and he is the Sa- it be the hidden man of the heart, viour of the body. Therefore as in that which is not corruptible; the Church is subject unto Christ, even the ornament of a meek and so let the wives be to their own quiet spirit, which is in the sight husbands in every thing. And of God of great price. For after again he saith, Let the wife see this manner in the old time the that she reverence her husband. holy women also, who trusted in

And in his Epistle to the Co- God, adorned themselves, being lossians, Saint Paul giveth you in subjection unto their own husthis short lesson ; Wives, submit bands; even as Sarah obeyed Ayourselves unto your own hus- braham, calling him lord; whose bands, as it is fit in the Lord. daughters ye are as long as ye

Saint Peter also doth instruct do well, and are not afraid with you very well, thus saying; Ye | any amazement. It is convenient that the new-married persons should receive the holy Communion at the

time of their Marriage, or at the first opportunity after their Marriage.

THE

THANKSGIVING OF WOMEN AFTER CHILD-BIRTH,

COMMONLY CALLED,

THE CHURCHING OF WOMEN.

|| The Woman, at the usual time after her Delivery, shall come into the Church decently

apparelled, and there shall kneel down in some convenient place, as hath been accustomed, or as the Ordinary shall direct: And then the Priest shall say unto her,

FO ORASMUCH as it hath righteous : yea, our God is mer

pleased Almighty God of his ciful. goodness to give you safe deli- The Lord preserveth the simverance, and hath preserved you ple : I was in misery, and he in the great danger of Child- helped me. birth ; you shall therefore give Turn again then unto thy rest, hearty thanks unto God, and say, O my soul : for the Lord hath (g Then shall the Priest say the cxvith rewarded thee. Psalm,)

And why? thou hast deliverDilexi quoniam.

ed my soul from death : mine Am well pleased : that the eyes from tears, and my feet

I

my prayer;

I will walk before the Lord : That he hath inclined his ear in the land of the living. unto me : therefore will I call I believed, and therefore will upon him as long as I live. I speak; but I was sore trou

The snares of death compass- bled : I said in my haste, All ed me round about : and the men are liars. pains of hell gat hold upon me. What reward shall I give unto

I found trouble and heaviness, the Lord : for all the benefits and I called upon the Name of that he hath done unto me? the Lord : 0 Lord, I beseech I will receive the cup of salvathee, deliver my soul.

tion : and call upon the Name of Gracious is the Lord, and the Lord.

Let us pray.

now, and ever shall be : world OUR Father, which art in hea

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I will pay my vows now in the now, and ever shall be : world presence of all his people : in the without end. Amen. courts of the Lord's house, even in the midst of thee, O Jerusa

Then the Priest shall say, lem. Praise the Lord.

Glory be to the Father, and Lord, have mercy upon us. to the Son : and to the Holy Christ, have mercy upon us. Ghost;

Lord, have mercy upon us. As it was in the beginning, is UR

ven, Hallowed be thy Name. without end. Amen.

Thy kingdom come. Thy will be

done in earth, As it is in heaven. Or, Psal. cxxvii. Nisi Dominus.

Give us this day our daily bread. XCEPT the Lord build the And forgive us our trespasses,

house : their labour is but As we forgive them that treslost that build it.

pass against us. And lead us Except the Lord keep the

not into temptation; But delicity : the watchman waketh but

ver us from evil: For thine is in vain.

the kingdom, The power, and It is but lost labour that ye the glory, For ever and ever. haste to rise up early, and so late Amen. take rest, and eat the bread of

Minister. O Lord, save this carefulness : for so he giveth his woman thy servant; beloved sleep

Answer. Who putteth her trust Lo, children and the fruit of in thee. the womb : are an heritage and Minister. Be thou to her a gift that cometh of the Lord.

strong tower; Like as the arrows arrows in the hand

Answer. From the face of her of the giant : even so are the

enemy.

Minister. Lord, hear Happy is the man that hath

prayer. his quiver full of them : they Answer. And let our cry come shall not be ashamed when they unto thee. speak with their enemies in the

Minister. Let us pray. gate.

O to the Son : to

thee humble thanks for that Ghost;

thou hast vouchsafed to deliver As it was in the beginning, is this woman thy servant from the

young children.

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great pain and peril of Child- thy will, in this life present; and birth ; Grant, we beseech thee, also may be partaker of everlastmost merciful Father, that she, ing glory in the life to come; through thy help, may both faith- through Jesus Christ our Lord. fully live, and walk according to Amen. 1 The Woman, that cometh to give her Thanks, must offer accustomed Offerings ; and, if

there be a Communion, it is convenient that she receive the holy Communion.

THE

FORM AND MANNER

OF

MAKING, ORDAINING, AND CONSECRATING

OF

BISHOPS, PRIESTS, AND DEACONS,

ACCORDING TO THE ORDER OF

The United Church of England and Jreland.

THE PREFACE. It is evident unto all men diligently reading the holy Scripture and ancient Authors, that from the Apostles' time there have been these Orders of Ministers in Christ's Church ; Bishops, Priests, and Deacons. Which Offices were evermore had in such reverend Estimation, that no man might presume to execute any of them, except he were first called, tried, examined, and known to have such qualities as are requisite for the same ; and also by publick Prayer, with Imposition of Hands, were approved and admitted thereunto by lawful Authority. And therefore, to the intent that these Orders may be continued, and reverently used and esteemed, in the United Church of England and Ireland; no man shall be accounted or taken to be a lawful Bishop, Priest, or Deacon in the United Church of England and Ireland, or suffered to execute any of the said Functions, except he be called, tried, examined, and admitted thereunto, according to the Form hereafter following, or hath had formerly Episcopal Consecration, or Ordination.

And none shall be admitted a Deacon, except he be Twenty-three years of age, unless he have a Faculty. And every man which is to be admitted a Priest shall be full Four-and-twenty years old. And every man which is to be ordained or consecrated Bishop shall be fully Thirty years of age.

And the Bishop, knowing either by himself, or by sufficient testimony, any Person to be a man of virtuous conversation, and without crime ; and, after examination and trial, finding him learned in the Latin Tongue, and sufficiently instructed in holy Scripture, may at the times appointed in the Canon, or else, on urgent occusion, upon some other Sunday or Holy-day, in the face of the Church, admit him a Deacon, in such manner and form as hereafter followeth.

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