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quiet her Reign; but that, being sheep of thy pasture, shall give safely kept under the shadow of thee thanks for ever, and will thy wing, and supported by thy always be shewing forth thy power, she may triumph over all praise from generation to geneopposition; that so the world may ration. Amen. acknowledge thee to be her de fender and mighty deliverer in The Epistle. 1 St. Pet. ii. II. all difficulties and adversities; through Jesus Christ our Lord. DEARLY beloved, I beseech Amen.
you as strangers and pil
grims, abstain from fleshly lusts, Then the Prayer for the High which war against the soul; hav
Court of Parliament (if sitting.) ing your conversation honest af In the Communion Service, im.
mong the Gentiles: that, whereas mediately before the reading of
they speak against you as evilthe Epistle, instead of the Collect
doers, they may, by your good for the Queen, and that of the
works which they shall behold, Day, shall be used this Prayer glorify God in the day of visitafor the Queen, as supreme Go- tion. Submit yourselves to every vernour of this Church.
ordinance of man for the Lord's BLE LESSED Lord, who hast call
sake; whether it be to the King, ed Christian Princes to the
as supreme; or unto governours,
as unto them that are sent by him defence of thy Faith, and hast made it their duty to promote the
for the punishment of evil-doers, spiritual welfare, together with the
and for the praise of them that temporal interest of their people;
do well. For so is the will of God, We acknowledge with humble and
that with well-doing ye may put thankful hearts thy great good
to silence the ignorance of foolish ness to us, in setting thy Servant
men: as free, and not using your our most gracious Queen over
liberty for a cloke of maliciousthis Church and Nation; Give
ness, but as the servants of God.
Honour all men, Love the broher, we beseech thee, all those
therhood. Fear God. Honour the heavenly graces that are requisite King. for so high a trust; Let the work of thee her God prosper in her hands; Let her eyes behold the
The Gospel. St. Matt. xxii. 16. success of her designs for the ser
ND they sent out unto him vice of thy true Religion establish- their disciples, with the Heed amongst us; And make her a rodians, saying, Master, we know blessed instrument of protecting that thou art true, and teachest and advancing thy Truth, where- the way of God in truth, neither ever it is persecuted and oppress- carest thou for any man: for thou ed; Let Hypocrisy and Profane- regardest not the person of men, ness, Superstition and Idolatry, Tell us therefore, What thinkest fly before her face; Let not He- thou? Is it lawful to give tribute resies and false Doctrines disturb unto Cæsar, or not? But Jesus the peace of the Church, nor perceived their wickedness, and Schisms and causeless Divisions said, Why tempt ye me, ye hy. weaken it; But grant us to be of pocrites ? shew me the tributeone heart and one mind in sery- money. And they brought unto ing thee our God, and obeying him à peny. And he saith unto her according to thy will: And them, Whose is this image and that these blessings may be conti. superscription? They say unto nued to after-ages, let there never him, Cæsar's. Then saith he unto be one wanting in her house to them, Render therefore unto Cæsucceed her in the government of sar the things which are Cæsar's; this United Kingdom, that our and unto God the things that are posterity may see her children's God's. When they had heard these children, and peace upon Israel, words, they marvelled, and left So we that are thy people, and him, and went their way.
ed by thy governance, that thy Church may joyfully serve thee in all godly quietness, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
After the Nicene Creed shall fol
low the Sermon. In the Offertory shall this Sen
tence be read: LET your light so shine
before men, that they good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. St. Matt.
mighty God, that the words, which we have heard this day with our outward ears, may through thy grace be so grafted inwardly in our hearts, that they may bring forth in us the fruit of good living, to the honour and praise of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
( After the Prayer (For the whole
state of Christ's Church &c.] these Collects following shall be used.
A Prayer for Unity.
GOD the Father of our Lord O
Jesus Christ, our only Saviour, the Prince of Peace; Give us grace seriously to lay to heart the great dangers we are in by our unhappy divisions. Take away all hatred and prejudice, and whatsoever else may hinder us from godly Union and Concord : that, as there is but one Body, and one Spirit, and one Hope of our Calling, one Lord, one Faith, one Baptism, one God and Father of us all, so we may henceforth be all of one heart, and of one soul, united in one holy bond of Truth and Peace, of Faith and Charity, and may with one mind and one mouth glorify thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
, tain of all wisdom, who knowest our necessities before we ask, and our ignorance in asking; We beseech thee to have compassion upon our infirmities; and those things, which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask, vouchsafe to give us for the worthiness of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. TE peace of God which pass
eth all understanding, keep vou 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.
thee, that the course of this world may be so peaceably order
“ VICTORIA R. OUI
UR Will and Pleasure is, That these Four Forms of Prayer
and Service, made for the Fifth of November, the Thirtieth “ of January, the Twenty-ninth of May, and the Twentieth of June, “be forthwith printed and published, and annexed to the Book of “ Common Prayer and Liturgy of the United Church of England " and Ireland, to be used yearly on the said Days, in all Cathedral “ and Collegiate Churches and Chapels; in all Chapels of Colleges “and Halls within Our Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, and “ Dublin, and of Our Colleges of Eton and Winchester, and in all “ Parish-Churches and Chapels within those parts of Our United “ Kingdom called England and Ireland.
“ Given at Our Court at Kensington the Twenty-first Day
“ J. RUSSELL."
BY THE ARCHBISHOPS AND BISHOPS OF BOTH PROVINCES,
AND THE WHOLE CLERGY, In the Convocation holden at London in the Year 1562, for the avoiding of Diversities of Opinions, and for the establishing of Consent touching true Religion : Reprinted by His Majesty's Commandment, with his Royal Declaration prefixed thereunto.
HIS MAJESTY'S DECLARATION.
, of the Faith, and Supreme Governour of the Church, within these Our Dominions, We hold it most agreeable to this Our Kingly Office, and Our own religious Zeal, to conserve and maintain the church committed to Our Charge, in the Unity of true Religion, and in the Bond of Peace; and not to suffer unnecessary Disputations, Altercations, or Questions to be raised, which may nourish Faction both in the Church and Commonwealth. We have therefore, upon mature Deliberation, and with the Advice of so many of Our Bishops as might conveniently be called together, thought fit to make this Declaration following:
That the Articles of the Church of England (which have been allowed and authorized heretofore, and which Our Clergy generally have subscribed unto) do contain the true Doctrine of the Church of England agreeable to God's Word: which We do therefore ratify and confirm, requiring all Our loving Subjects to continue in the uniform Profession thereof, and prohibiting the least difference from the said Articles ; which to that End We command to be new printed, and this Our Declaration to be published therewith.
That We are Supreme Governour of the Church of England: And that if any Difference arise about the external Policy, concerning the Injunctions, Canons, and other Constitutions whatsoever thereto belonging, the Clergy in their Convocation is to order and settle them, having first obtained leave under Our Broad Seal so to do: and We äpproving their said Ordinances and Constitutions ; providing that none be made contrary to the Laws and Customs of the Land.
That out of Our Princely Care that the Churchmen may do the Work which is proper unto them, the Bishops and Clergy, from time to time in Convocation, upon their humble Desire, shall have Licence under Our Broad Seal to deliberate of, and to do all such Things, as, being made plain by them, and assented unto by Us, shall concern the settled Continuance of the Doctrine and Discipline of the Church of England now established ; from which We will not endure any varying or departing in the least Degree.
That for the present, though some differences have been ill raised, yet We take comfort in this, that all Clergymen within Our Realm have always most wiilingly subscribed to the Articles established; which is an argument to Us, that they all agree in the true, usual, literal meaning of the said Articles ; and that even in those curious points, in which the present differences lie, men of all sorts take the Articles of the Church of England to be for them ; which is an argument again, that none of them intend any desertion of the Articles established.
That therefore in these both curious and unhappy differences, which have for so many hundred years, in different times and places, exercised the Church of Christ, We will, that all further curious search be laid aside, and these disputes shut up in God's promises, as they be generally set forth to us in the holy Scriptures, and the general meaning of the Articles of the Church of England according to them. And that no man hereafter shall either print, or preach, to draw the Article aside any way, but shall submit to it in the plain and full meaning thereof: and shall not put his own sense or comment to be the meaning of the Article, but shall take it in the literal and grammatical sense.
That if any publick Reader in either of Our Universities, or any Head or Master of a College, or any other person respectively in either of them, shall affix any new sense to any Article, or shall publickly read, determine, or hold any publick Disputation, or suffer any such to be held either way, in either the Universities or Colleges respectively; or if any Divine in the Universities shall preach or print any thing either way, other than is already established in Convocation with our Royal Assent; he, or they the offenders, shall be liable to Our displeasure, and the Church's censure in Our Commission Ecclesiastical, as well as any other : And We will see there shall be due Execution upon them.
ARTICLES OF RELIGION.
I. Of Faith in the Holy Trinity. truly suffered, was crucified, dead THERE is but one living and
and buried, to reconcile his Fa. TH true God, everlasting, without
ther to us, and to be a sacrifice, body, parts, or passions; of in
not only for original guilt, but also
for all actual sins of men. finite power, wisdom, and goodness; the Maker, and Preserver
III. Of the going down of Christ of all things both visible and in
into Hell. Head there be three Persons, of A Kuried, soe also is it to be visibleAnd
s died for us, one substance, power, and eternity; the Father, the Son, and believed, that he went down into
Hell. the Holy Ghost.
IV. Of the Resurrection of Christ. II. Of the Word or Son of God, which was made very Man.
from death, and took again THE Son, which is the Word his body, with flesh, bones, and
of the Father, begotten from all things appertaining everlasting of the Father, the very fection of Man's nature; whereand eternal God, and of one sub- with he ascended into Heaven, stance with the Father, took and there sitteth, until he return Man's nature in the womb of the
to judge all Men at the last day. blessed Virgin, of her substance: so that two whole and perfect V. Of the Holy Ghost. Natures, that is to say, the Goda THEM Holy Ghost;
noroceeding joined from the Father the , together in one Person, never to is of one substance, majesty, and be divided, whereof is one Christ, glory, with the Father and the very God, and very Man; who Son, very and eternal God.
VI. Of the Sufficiency of the holy Of Bel and the Dragon,
The First Book of Maccabees, HOLY Scripture containeth all
things necessary to salva- The Second Book of Maccabees. tion : so that whatsoever is not All the Books of the New Testaread therein, nor may be proved ment, as they are commonly rethereby, is not to be required of ceived, we do receive, and account any man, that it should be be. them Canonical. lieved as an article of the Faith, VII. Of the Old Testament. thought requisite
HE is the holy Scripture we do under
the Old and New Testament everstand those canonical Books of lasting life is offered to Mankind the old and New Testament, of by Christ, who the only Mediwhose authority was never any ator between God and Man, being doubt in the Church.
both God and Man. Wherefore Of the Names and Number of the
they are not to be heard, which Canonical Books.
feign that the old Fathers did look
only for transitory promises. AlGENESIS
though the Law given from God Exodus,
by Moses, as touching Ceremonies Leviticus,
and Rites, do not bind Christian Numbers,
men, nor the Civil precepts thereof Deuteronomy,
ought of necessity to be received in Joshua,
any commonwealth; yet notwithJudges,
standing, no Christian man whatRuth,
soever is free from the obedience
VIII. Of the Three Creeds.
Creed, Athanasius's Creed, The Second Book of Chronicles,
and that which is commonly callThe First Book of Esdras,
ed the Apostles' Creed, ought The Second Book of Esdras, The Book of Esther,
thoroughly to be received and
believed : for they may be proved The Book of Job,
by most certain warrants of holy The Psalms,
IX. Of Original or Birth-sin. Cantica, or Songs of Solomon, ORIGINAL Șin standeth not Four Prophets the greater,
in the following of Adam, (as Twelve Prophets the less.
the Pelagians do vainly talk;)
but it is the fault and corruption And the other Books (as Hie
of the Nature of every man, that rome saith) the Church doth read
naturally is ingendered of the offfor example of life and instruction spring of Adam; whereby man of manners; but yet doth it not
is very far gone from original apply them to establish any doc- righteousness, and is of his own trine; such are these following:
nature inclined to evil, so that the The Third Book of Esdras, flesh lusteth always contrary to The Fourth Book of Esdras, the spirit; and therefore in every The Book of Tobias,
person born into this world, it The Book of Judith,
deserveth God's wrath and damThe rest of the Book of Esther,
nation. And this infection of naThe Book of Wisdom,
ture doth remain, yea in them Jesus the Son of Sirach,
that are regenerated; whereby Baruch the Prophet,
the lust of the flesh, called in The Song of the Three Children, Greek, phronema sarkos, which The Story of Susanna,
some do expound the wisdom,