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And thou, Child, shalt be called the Prophet of the Highest : for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;

To give knowledge of salvation unto his people for the remission of their sins, Through the tender mercy of our God : whereby the day-spring from on high hath visited us;

To give light to them that sit in darkness, and in the shadow of death and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be world without end. Amen..


Or this Psalm.


OBE joyful in the Lord, all ye lands:

serve the Lord with gladness, and come before his presence with a song. Be ye sure that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. O go your way into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise be thankful unto him, and speak good of his Name.


For the Lord is gracious, his mercy is everlasting and his truth endureth from generation to generation.





Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen.

Then shall be sung or said the Apostles' Creed by the Minister
and the people, standing: except only such days as the Creed
of St. Athanasius is appointed to be read.

BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth:

And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary, Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and buried, He descended into hell; The third day he rose again from the dead, He ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost; The holy Catholick Church; The Communion of Saints; The Forgiveness of sins; The Resurrection of the body, And the life everlasting. Amen.

And after that, these Prayers following, all devoutly kneeling;
the Minister first pronouncing with a loud voice,
The Lord be with you.
Answer. And with thy spirit.
Minister. Let us pray.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.


1. In cause the fundamental doctrines of etianity lie much scattered thro' the Scriplines, it was early thought necessary. the Church to collect them into one plain & that summary. sasily tobe understood & remembered. The Latin name is symbolum, for which many reasons have been given : ritha from oureßadrei because the diffe: : sent articly, were thrown together into one (by the Apostler) or from military affairs, watchwords &c: or porn the Pa: : I am rite, commuin catert only to the initiated. Ho -antiquit is very queat, for the whole foun as it now stausts is found in 8. Ambrose & Ruffinus.

The primitive Itians except at the times of Battion at Easter and Whitsuntide) were not accustomed until the 6th Cent (when it was prescribed by Petrus Graphens, bishop of Autions) "Constantly to recite the creed in their public services. 2. Because it equally concerns both : Standing, as if ready, with the ancient Poles, to defend their faith. ._

3. The 10th Canou enjoins obrisance at this sacred name, whenever used in the service. But B: Overall applies this injunction only to the reading of the Stoly Gospel at the com: posture ready to make reverence.

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4. S. John forbids us to



heretic "God speed: And the primitive sitions were never allowed to salute any that were excommunicated. Both these sentences are from Holy Scriptine & of very ancient use. 5. In the heather sacrifices there was always one "to cry "tre apite. I m the primitive Church by the deacon den owner: elving & intere Aregor dentures This is the lesser Litany, of great antiquity both in the Eastern &tition Churches. Concil : Vasseus: ordered it to be used three times a day in the public servied, & Constantinople we are treat was delivered from an earthquake, by the people going bacfort and using this Litary . _ Paul: Diacon: 10:21.

Our Church nevers uses the Lord's Prayer without some pre: :paration, ven, frequently the lesser Pitary. – It is sometimes also called the vehemens inpplication, ENTERING 14801X.

1. Probably meaning are lay-claster wh are still retained in some collegiate and cathedral churches : & of wh sout are our pressut Parish-clecks.

As to the objection against our pequent are of this divine Prayer, our practier is tensecrate by it every part of our service; and we must remember every part himself that It Ahimself prayed three times, saying the same



2. In reference to the practice of the Latin Church,
the minister stands, when responses
are to be made.
There versieles contain the sum of all the following
collect. *

3. Answering to the Sunday Colicct.
4. So the prayers for the Queen & Royal family;
5. So the collect for the clergy and people.
3. So the daily collects for peace.

7. Answering to the daily collects for grace.

Yainst two of there versicles, besing with "give peace "se it has been foolishly objected that we pay for peace. "because God only fights for us "as if we ad not other: : wise object to war. But the intention is merely to spoint out our own helplessness without his aid..ce appen : 2. I. There vesicles stood when several of the collect, ting: hence perhaps the coincidence between them was designed. * In the first English Litingz however, he was directect to kneel, and to stand before the first Collect when be was, directed to say there, instead of a us pray"

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Then the Minister, Clerks, and people, shall say the Lord's


Prayer with a loud voice.

UR Father, which art in heaven, 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.

Then the Priest standing up, shall say,

O Lord, shew thy mercy upon us.
Answer. And grant us thy salvation. J
Priest. O Lord, save the Queen.


Answer. And mercifully hear us when we
upon thee.

Priest. Endue thy Ministers with right


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Answer. And make thy chosen people.


Priest. O Lord, save thy people.

Answer. And bless thine inheritance. Priest. Give peace in our time, O Lord.) Answer. Because there is none other. that fighteth for us, but only thou, O God. Priest. O God, make clean our hearts within us.

Answer. And take not thy holy Spirit

from us.

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