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we die. Be not deceived: Evil is the earthy, such are they that
communications corrupt good manners. Awake to righteousness, and sinnot: for some have not the knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame. But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come? Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die. And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain; it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain. But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him; and to every seed his own body. All flesh is not the same flesh; but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: But the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: For one star differeth from another star in glory. So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: It is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul, the last Adam was made a
are earthy and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. Now, this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I show you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: For the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. 0 death, where is thy sting? 0 grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory, through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord; forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
When they come to the Grave, while the Corpse is made ready to be laid into the earth, shall be sung or said,
quickening spirit. Howbeit, MAN, that is born of a wo
that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy: The second man is the Lord from heaven. As
hath but a short time to live, and is full of misery. He cometh up, and is cut down like a flower; he fleeth as it were a shadow, and never continueth in one stay.
In the midst of life we are in death Of whom may we seek for succour, but of thee, O Lord, who for our sins art justly displeased?
Yet, O Lord God most holy, O Lord most mighty, O holy and most merciful Saviour, deliver us not into the bitter pains of eternal death.
Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts: Shut not thy merciful ears to our prayers; but spare us, Lord most holy, O God most mighty, O holy and merciful Saviour, thou most worthy Judge eternal, suffer us wot, at our last hour, for any pains of death to fall from thee.
¶Then, while the earth shall be cast upon the Body by some standing by, the Minis
ter shall say,
FORASMUCH ORASMUCH as it hath pleased Almighty God, in his wise Providence, to take out of this world the Soul of our deceased Brother, we therefore commit his Body to the ground; earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust: looking for the general Resurrection in the last Day, and the life of the world to come, through our Lord Jesus Christ; at whose second coming in glorious Majesty to judge the World, the Earth and the Sea shall give up their Dead; and the corruptible Bodies of those who sleep in him shall be changed, and made like unto his own glorious Body; according to the mighty working whereby he is able to subdue all things unto
¶Then shall be said, or sung, Heard a voice from heaven, saying unto me, Write, from henceforth blessed are the dead who die in the Lord; even so
saith the Spirit; for they rest from their labours. Rev. xiv. 13. Then the Minister shall say the Lord's
UR Father, who art in Heaven; Hallowed be thy Name; Thy Kingdom come; Thy Will be done on Earth, as it is in Heaven; Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil. Amen.
¶ Then the Minister shall say one or both of the following Prayers, at his discretion.
whom do live the spirits of ALMIGHTY God, with
those who depart hence in the Lord; and with whom the souls of the faithful, after they are delivered from the burthen of the flesh, are in joy and felicity; we give thee hearty thanks, for the good examples of all those thy servants, who, having finished rest from their labours. And their course in faith, do now we beseech thee, that we, with all those who are departed in all those who are departed in the true faith of thy holy name, may have our perfect consummation and bliss, both in body and soul, in thy eternal and everlasting glory, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Merciful God, the Father
who is the resurrection and the of our Lord Jesus Christ, life; in whom whosoever believeth, shall live, though he die: lieveth in him, shall not die eterand whosoever liveth and benally; who also hath taught us, by his Holy Apostle St. Paul, not to be sorry, as men without hope, for those who sleep in him; we humbly beseech thee, O Father, to raise us from the
THE CHURCHING OF WOMEN.
This Service, or the concluding Prayer alone, as it stands among the Occasional Prayers and Thanksgivings, may be used at the discretion of the Minister.
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,
Dilexi, quoniam. Am well pleased that the Lord hath heard the voice of my prayer;
That he hath inclined his ear unto me: Therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.
I found trouble and heaviness, and I called upon the name of the Lord; O Lord, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.
to the Lord, for all the benefits that he hath done unto me?
I will receive the cup of sa vation; and call upon the name of the Lord.
I will pay my vows now in the presence of all his people; in the courts of the Lord's house, even in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise the Lord.
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 the Minister say the Lord's
Prayer, with what follows: But the Lord's Prayer may be omitted, if this be used with the Morning or Evening Prayer.
Gracious is the Lord, and OUR Father, who art in
righteous; yea, our God is merciful.
What reward shall I give un
Heaven; Hallowed be thy Name; Thy Kingdom come; Thy Will be done on Earth, as it is in Heaven; Give us this
Almighty God, we give
thee humble thanks, for that thou hast been graciously pleased to preserve, through the great pain and peril of Childbirth, this woman thy servant, who desires now to offer her praises and thanksgivings unto thee. Grant, we beseech thee, most merciful Father, that she, through thy help, may both faithfully live, and walk according to thy will in this life present, and also may be partaker of everlasting glory in the life to come, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
¶The Woman that cometh to give her thanks, must offer accustomed offerings, which shall be applied by the Minister and the Church-Wardens to the relief of distressed Women in Child-bed: And if there be a Communion, it is convenient that she receive the Holy Com
FORMS OF PRAYER.
TO BE USED AT SEA.
The Morning and Evening Service to be used daily at Sea, shall be the same which is appointed in the Book of Common Prayer.
¶These two following Prayers may be also
used in Ships of War. ETERNAL Lord God, who alone spreadest out the heavens, and rulest the raging of the sea; who hast compassed the waters with bounds, until day and night come to an end; be pleased to receive into thy Almighty and most gracious protection, the persons of us
peace and quietness serve thee our God; and that we may return in safety to enjoy the blessings of the land, with the fruits of our labour; and, with a thankful remembrance of thy mercies, to praise and glorify thy holy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
IRECT us, O Lord, in all
thy servants, and the Fleet for Dur doings, with thy most
ship] in which we serve. serve us from the dangers of the Sea, and from the violence of the enemy; that we may be a safeguard unto the United States of America, and a security for such as pass on the Seas upon their lawful occasions; that the inhabitants of our land may in
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.
¶Prayers to be used in Storms at Sea.
mand the winds blow, and lift up the waves of the Sea, and who stillest the rage thereof; we, thy creatures, but miserable sinners, do in this our great distress cry unto thee for help: Save, Lord, or else we perish. We confess when we have been safe, and seen all things quiet about us, we have forgotten thee our God, and refused to hearken to the still voice of thy word, and to obey thy commandments: But now we see how terrible thou art in all thy works of wonder; the great God to be feared above all; and therefore we adore thy Divine Majesty, acknowledging thy power, and imploring thy goodness. Help, Lord, and save us for thy mercies' sake, in Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord. Amen.
¶ Or this.
Most glorious and gracious Lord God, who dwellest in heaven, but beholdest all things below; look down, we beseech thee, and hear us, calling out of the depth of misery, and out of the jaws of this death, which is now ready to swallow us up: Save, Lord, or else we perish. The living, the living shall praise thee. O send thy word of command to rebuke the raging Winds, and the roaring Sea; that we, being deliver. ed from this distress, may live to serve thee, and to glorify thy name all the days of our life. Hear, Lord, and save us, for the infinite merits of our blessed Saviour, thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
The Prayer to be said before a Fight at Sea, against any Enemy. Most powerful and glorious Lord God, the Lord of hosts, that rulest and commandest all things; thou sittest in the throne judging right : And therefore we make our address to thy Divine Majesty, in this our necessity, that thou wouldest take the cause into thine own hand, and judge between us and our enemies. Stir up thy strength, O Lord, and come and help us; for thou givest not alway the battle to the strong, but canst save by many or by few. O let not our sins now cry against us for vengeance; but hear us thy poor servants begging mercy, and imploring thy help, and that thou wouldest be a defence unto us against the face of the enemy: Make it appear that thou art our Saviour and mighty Deliverer, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
¶ Short Prayers for single Persons, that cannot meet to join in Prayer with others, by reason of the Fight or Storm.
¶ General Prayers.
ORD be merciful to us sinners, and save us for thy mercies' sake.
Thou art the great God, who hast made and rulest all things: Odeliver us for thy name's sake.
Thou art the great God to be feared above all: O save us, that we may praise thee. ¶Special Prayers with respect to the Enemy. THOU, O Lord, art just and
powerful: O defend our cause against the face of the enemy.
O God, thou art a strong tower of defence to all who fly unto thee: O save us from the violence of the enemy.