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THE FORM OF
The laws respecting Matrimony, ickether by publishing the Bans in Churches, or by License, being different in the seneral States; enery Minister is left to the directions of those Lawr, in erery thing that regards the cirilrontruct between the Parties And wchen the Bans are published, it shull be in the following for : publish the Bans or Marriage between J. of ...., and of.. If any of you know cause or just impediment, why these two persons should not be joined together in holy Matrimony, ve are in declare it. [7'his is the first, second, or third time of asking) At the day and time uppuinted for Solo, together after God's ordinance, in the emnization of Matrimony, the Persun holy estate of Matrimony ? Wilt thou to be married shall come into the body obey him, and serve him, love, honour, of the Church. or shall be ready in and keep him, in sickness and in health some proper house, sith their friends and, forsaking all others, keep thee only and neighbours; and there standing to- unto him. so long as ye both shall live ? gether, the Man on the right hand, and | The Hometr shall answer, I will
The Woman the woman on the left, the Minister
Then shall the Minister say, shall say,
Who giveth this Woman to be married DEARLY beloved, we are gathered to this Man ? U together here in the sight of God,
Ther shall they give their Troth to and in the face oi this company, to join together this Man and this Woman in
earh other in this Manner : holy Matrimony; which is commended
The Minister receiving the Woman et of Saint Paul to be honourable mung
her father's or Friend's Hands, sha?! all men and therefore is not by any to
ruuse the Man with his Right Hand to be entered into unadvisedly or lightly;
tuke the Blom en hy her Right Hand, but reverently, discreetly, advisedly. so.
and to say after him as followeth: berly, and in the fear of God Into this!
TM take thee 1 to my wedded Wife, holy estate, these two persons present
to have and to hold, from this day
forward, for better for worse, for richer come now to be joined. If any man can
for poorer, in sickness and in health, to show just cause, why they may not law. fully be joined together, let him now
love and to cherish, till death us do part, speak, or else hereafter for ever hold his
according to God's holy ordinance; and
the reto I plight thee my Troth peace,
And also speaking unto the Persons then shall they loose their Hands, ana
who are to be married, he shall say, the Ilonian with her Right Hand tasing T REQUIRE and charge you both (as the Afan by kis Right Hand, shall like Iye will answer at the dreadful day of wise say after the Minister: judgment, when the secrets of all hearts! It take thee M. to my wedded Huis shall be disr losed) that is either of you band, to have and to hold, from this know any impediment, why ye may not day forward, for better for worse, for be lawfully joined together in Matrimo. I richer for poorer, in sickness and in ny, ye do non confessil For be ye well health. I love. cherish, and to obey, till assured, that if any persons are joined death us do part, according to God's holy together otherwise than as God's word ordinance and thereto I give thee my doth allow, their marriage is not lawful. Troth
The Minister, if he shall have reason to Then shall they ngain loose therr hands, dout of the 'aufulness of the proposed and the Man shall give unto the Wo. Murringe, muy demand sufficient surety man a Ring. And the Minister taking for his indemnification, but if reim the Ring shall deliver it unto the Man, pediment shall be alleged, or s pected, to put it upon the fourth finger of the the Minister skall say to the Man,
Woman's Left Hand And the Man M. W ILT thou have this Woman to
kolding the King there, and taught by thy wedded Wife. to live to.
the Minister, shall say, gether after God's ordinance, in the holy
W ITH this Ring 1 thee wed, and estate of Matriinony Wilt thou love
with all my worldly goods 1 thee
endow: In the name of the Father, and her, comfort her. honour, and keep her, in sickness and in health : and, forsaking!
of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. all others keep thee only unto her, so
i Amen long as ye both shall live?
1 Then the Man learing the Ring upon The man skull answer, I will
the fourth Finger of the woman's Left Then shall the Minister say unto the Hand, the Minister shall say, Bonun,
Let us pray, .V. W ILT thou have this Man ton UR Father, who art in Heaven, Hal.
thy wedded Husband, to live lowed be thy Name; Thy Kingdom
come: thy will be done on Earth, as it [ Then shall the Minister speak unto the is in Heaven ; Give us this day our daily
Company : bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive thot who trespass against
DORASMUCH as N and V. have tes, and lead us not into templation;
T consented together in holy Wed. But deliver us from evil. Amen.
lock, and have witnessed the same ben ETERNAL God, Creator and Pre
fore God and this company, and thereto server of all mankind, giver of all
have given and pledged their Troth, each spiritual grace, the author of everlasting
to the other, and have declared the same life; send thy blessing upon these thy ser.
by giving and receiving a Ring, and by vants, this man and this woman, whom
joining bands; pronounce, that they we bless m thy name; that as Isaac and
are Man and Wife in the name of the Rebecca lived faithfully together, so these
Father, and of the Son, and the Holy persons may surely perform and keep the
Ghost. Amen. vow and covenant betwixt them made, And the Minister shall add this Bless (whereof this Ring given and received is
ing : token and pledge) and may ever remain in perfect love and peace together,
COD the Father. God the Son, God and live according to thy laws, through
UT the Holy Ghost, bless, preserve, Jesus Christ our Lord Amen.
and keep you: The Lord mercifully with
his favour look up on you, and fill you Then shat the Minister join their Right
with all spiritual benediction and grace; Hands together, and say,
that ye may so live together in this life, Those whom God hath joined together, that in the world to come ye may have let no man put asunder.
1 life everlasting. Amen.
THE ORDER FOR THE VISITATION OF THE SICK. When any person is sick, notice shall Ans. Nor the wicked approach to hurt be given thereof to the Minister of the him. Parish, who, coming into the sick Per. Min. Be unto him, O Lord, a strong son's House, shall say,
tower, DEACE be to this House, and to all Ans. From the face of his enemy. r that dwell in it.
Min. O Lord, hear our prayer;
Ans. And let our cry come unto thee, When he cometk into the sick Man's
presence, he shall say, kneeling down, DEMEMBER not, Lord, our iniqui
LORD, look down from Heaven, Il lies, nor the iniquities of our forei
O behold, visit, and relieve this thy fathers : Spare us, good Lord, spare thy servant. Look upon him with the eves people, whom thou hast redeemed with of thy mercy: give him comfort and sure ihy most precious blood; and be not an- confidence in thee; defend him from the gry with us for ever.
danger of the enemy, and keep lam in Ans. Spare us, good Lord.
perpetual peace and safety, through Je.
sus Christ our Lord. Amen. 1 Then the Minister shall say,
D EAR us, Almighty and most merei. Let us pray
1 ful God and Saviour: Extend thy Lord, have mercy upon us.
accustomed goodness to this thy servant, Christ, hare mercy upon us.
who is grieved with sickness Sanctify, Lord, 'ave mercy upon us.
we beseech thee, this thy Fatherly cor. UR Father, who art in Heaven, Hal rection to him, that the sense of his lowed be thy Name : Thy Kingdom
weakness may add strength to his faith,
and seriousness to his repentance. That come : Thy Will be done on Earth, as it
if it shall be thy good pleasure to restore is in Heaven; Give us this day our daily
him to his former health, he may lead the bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as
residue of his life in thy fear, and to thy we forgive those who trespass against HIS ; And lead us not into templation;
glory : Ur else give him grave so to take
thy visitation, that after this painful life But deliver us from evil. Amen
ended, he may dwell with thee in life Min. O Lord, save thy servant ;
everlasting, through Jesus Christ our Ans Who pulteth his trust in thee.
1 Then shall the Minister Exhort the sick place: Ans. And evermore mightily defend
Person after this Form, or other like :
NEARLY beloved, know this, that Min. Let the enemy have no advan
t the enemy have no advan- U Almighty God is the Lord of life tage of him:
and death and of all things to them per
taining; as youth, strength, health, age, as after this iife there is an account to be weakness, and sickness Wherefore, given unto the righteous Judge, by whatsoever your sirness be, know you whom all must be judged, without rescertainly that it is God's visitation And pect of persons; I require you to ex. for what cause soever this sickness be amine yourself, and your estate, both sent unto you; whether it be to try your | toward God and man; so that, accusing patience for the example of others, and and condemning yourself for your own ihat your faith may be found, in the day faults, you may find mercy at our heaof the Lord, laudable, glorious, and hon- venly Father's hand for Christ's sake. ourable, to the increase of glory and end and not be accused and condemned in less felicity; or else it be sent unto you that feari ul judgment Therefore I shall to correct and amend in you whatsoever rehearse to you the Articles of our doth offend the yes of your heavenly Faith : that you may know whether you Father ; know you certainly, that if you do believe as a Christian man should, truly repent you of your sins, and bear or no your sickness patiently, trusting in God's Here the Minister shall rekeerse the Armercy, for his dear Son Jesus Christ's
ticles of the Faith, saying thus . sake, and render unto him humble
DOST thou believe in God the Father thanks for his Fatherly visitation, sub.
Almighty, Maker of heaven and mitting vourself wholly unto his will, it
earth? shall turn to your profit, and help you
And in Jesus Christ his only begotten forward in the right way that leadeth an.
Son our Lord ? And that he was con. to everlasting life
ceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the If the Person risited be very sick, then
Virgin Mary : that ne suffered under the Minister may end his Ea hortation
Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and in this place, or else proceed :
buried, that he went down into hell, and
also did rise again the third day; that he TAKE therefore in good part the chas
ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the 1 isement of the Lord: For, as Saint
right hand of God the Father Almighty; Paui saith in the twelfth chapter in the
and from thence shall come again at the Hebrews, Whom the Lord loveth he
end of the world, to judge the quick and chasteneth, and scourgeth every son
the dead? whom he receiveth. If ye endure chas.
Ard dost thou believe in the Holy tening, God dealeth with you as with
Ghost. The holy Catholic Church; The sons For what son is he whom the
Communion of Saints; The Remission Father chasteneth not? But if ye be
of sins; The Resurrection of the flesh; without chastisement, whereof all are
and everlasting life after death? partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. Furthermore, we have had fathers
1 Tas suck Person shall un super, of our flesh, which corrected us, and we
All this I steadfastly believe gave them reverence Shall we not much
Then shall the Minister examine, rather be in subjection unto the Father
whether he repent him tru'y of his sins, of spirits, and live? For they verily for
and be in charity with all the world; er a few days chastened us after their own
hurting him to forgire, from the bottom pleasure ; but he for our profit, that we
of his heart, all persons that hitve offend. might be partakers of his holiness.
ed him; and if he hath offended any othThese words, good brother, are written
er, to ask them forgiveness; and schere in holy Scripture, for our comfort and
he hath done injury or wrong to any instruction that we should patiently,
man, that ke mate amends to the utter. and with thanksgiving, bear our heaven
most of his power. And if he hath not ly Father's correction. whensoever, by
before dispused of his goods, let him then any manner of adversity, it shall please
be admonished to make his Bul, and to his gracious goodness to visit ns. And
declare his debts, what he ordeth, and .nere should be no greater comfort to what is orring unto him, for the better Christian persons, than to be made like discharging v his conscience, and the unto Christ, by suffering patiently ad. quietness of his Es erutors. But men versities. troubles, and sickness For he
should often be put in remembrance to himself went not up to joy, but first he
take order for the settling of their temsuffered pain He entered not into his poral estates, whilst they are in health, glory, before he was crucified So truly
1 The Ea hortation before rehearsed may our way to blernal joy, is to suffer here
1 be said hefore the Minister begin his with Christ; and our door t enter into
Prayer, as he shall see cituse. eternal life, is gladly to ce with Christ; The Minister skall not omit earnestly to that we may rise again from death, and
more such sick persons as are of ability, dwell with him in everlasting life Now,
to be Iteral to che poor therefore, taking your sickness, which is
And then the Minister shall say the thus profitable for you, patienliy, I ex.
Collect following hort you in the name of God, to remem
Let us pray. ber the profession which you made unto MOST merciful God, who, accord God in your Baptism. And forasmuch ing to the multitude of thy mer
etes, dost so put away the sins of those countenance upon thee, and give the who truly repent, that thou rememberest
peace both now and evermore. Amen. them to more ; open thine eye of mercy I
1 Prayers which minay be said rrith the fore
P upon this thy servant, who most ear.
going service, or any part thereof, as nestly desireth pardon and forgiveness.
the discretion of the Minister Renew in him, mas loving Father,
14 Pryer for a sick Chaid whatsoever hath been decayed by the fraud and malice of the devil, or by his
ALMIGHTY God and merciful own carnal will and frailness; preserve
Father, to whom a lone belong the and continue this sick member n the
1 sues of life and death; look down from unity of the Church ; consider his con
heaven, we humbly bescech thee, with trition, accept his tears, assuage his pain,
the eyes of mercy upon this Child, now as shall seem to thee most expedient for
p lying upon the bed of sickness: Visit kim, him. And for smuch as he putteth his
O Lord, with thy salvation ; deliver him full trust only in thy mercy, impule not
in thy good appointed time froin his unto him his former sins, but strengthen
bodily pain, and save his soul for thy kim with thy blessed Spirit ; and when
mercies' sake; that if it shall be thy thou art pleased to take him hence, take
pleasure to prolong his days here on Aim unto ihy favour, through the merits earth, he may live to thee, and be an inof thy most dearly beloved Son Jesus strument of thy glory, by serving thee Christ our Lord. Amen
faithfully, and doing good in his genera.
tion: Or else receive kim into those heaThen shall the Minister say this Psalm:
venly habitations, where the souls of Psalm 130. De Profundis. those who sleep in the Lord Jesus enjoy UT of the deep have I called unto perpetual rest and felicity Grant this,
thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice. O Lord, for thy mercies' sake, in the O let thine ears consider well the voice same thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ, of my complaint.
who liveth and reigneth with thee and the If thou, Lord, wilt be extreme to mark Holy Ghost, ever one God, world with what is done amiss; O'Lord, who may
out end. Amen abide it?
1A Prayer for a sick Person, whers For there is merey with thee; therefore
there appeareth but small hope of reshalt thou be feared
I look for the Lord, my soul doth wait for him : in bus word is my trust.
FATHER of mercies, and God of My soul fleeth unto the Lord, before
all comfort, our only help in time the morning watch; I say, before the
of need ; We fly unto thee for succour morning watch.
in behalf of this thy servant, here lying O Israel, trust in the Lord, for with the
under thy hand in great weakness of Lord there is mercy; and with him is body Look graciously upon him, O plenteous redemption.
Lord ; and the more the outward man And he shall redeem Israel from all his decayeth, strengthen him, we beseech sins
thee, so much the more continually with Aading this:
thy grare and Holy Spirit, in the inner O SAVIOUR of the world, who by
man : Give him unleigned repentance for thy Cross and precious Blood bast
all the errors of his life pas', and stead. redeemed us, save us, and help us, we
fast faith in thy Son'esus, that his sins humlily beseech thee, O Lord.
may be done away by thy mercy, and his
pardon sealed in Heaven, before he go Then shal the Minister say.
hence, and be no more seen We know THE Almighty Lord, who is a most O Lord, that there is no word inpossible
J strong tower to all those who put with thee : aed that, if thou wilt, thou their trust in him, to whom all things in canst even yet raise him up, and grant beaven, in earth, and under the earth, do him a longer continuance amongst us bow and obey. be now and evermore Yet. forasmuch as in all appearance the thy defence, and make the know and time of his dissolution draweth near, so feel, that there is none other name under fit and prepare hins, we beseech thee, heaven given to man, in whom. and against the hour of death, that after his through whom, thou mayest receive departure hence in peace, and in thy fahealth and salvation, but only the name vour, his soul may be received into thino of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen everlasting kingdom; through the merits Here the Minister may use any part of
and medition of Jesus Christ thine only the service of this Book, sokich, in his
Son, our Lord and Saviour. Amen. discretion, he shall think connenient to LA Commendatory Prayer for a sick
the occasion, and after that shall say, Person at the point of departure. TTNTO Gorl's gracious mercy and I ALMIGHTY God, with whom de
protection we commit thee The live the spirits of just men made Lord bless thee, and keep them The Lord perfect, after they are delivered from their make his face to shine upon thee, and be earthly prisons; we humbly comment gracious unto thee : The Lord ilit up his the soul of this thy servant, our dear
Orocher, into thy hands, as into the handsholiness and righteousness, all the days of a faithful Creator, and most merciful of uur lives : That, when we shall have Saviour; most humbly beseeching thee, served thee in our generation, we may that it may be precious in thy sight. be gathered unto our fathers, having the Wash it, we pray thee, in the blood of testimony of a good conscience; in the that immaculate Lamb, that was slain communion of the Catholic Church ; in to take away the sins of the world; that the confidence of a certain faith in the whatsoever defilements it may have con- comfort of a reasonable, religious, and tracted in the midst of this miserable and holy hope ; in favour with thee our God naughty world, through the lust of the and in perfect charity with the world : flesh, or the wiles of Satan, being purged
All which we ask through Jesus Christ and done away, it may be presented pure our Lord. Amen and without spot before thee. And teach
A Prayer which may be said in case of us who survive, in this, and other like daily spectacles of mortality, to see how
sudden surprise and immediate danger. frail and uncertain our own condition is ; MOST gracious Father, we fly un. and so to number our days, that we may to thee for mercy in behalf of this seriously apply our hearts to that holy thy servant, here lying under the sudden and heavenly wisdom, whilst we live | visitation of thine hand. If it be thy here, which may in the end bring us to will, preserve his life, that there may be life everlasting, through the merits of place for repentance : But, if thou hast Jesus Christ thine only Son our Lord. otherwise appointed, let thy mercy supAmen.
ply to him the want of the usual oppor
tunity for the trimming of his lamp. TA Prayer for Persons troubled in Mind
Stir up in him such sorrow for sin, and or in Conscience.
such fervent love to thee, as may in a BLESSED Lord, the Father of short time do the work of many days:
mercies, and the God of at com- That among the praises which thy Saints forts, we beseech thee, look down in pity and holy Angels shall sing to the honour and compassion upon this thy a flirted of thy mercy through eternal ages, it servant. Thou writest bitter things may be to thy unspeakable glory, that against him, and makes him to possess thou hast redeemed the soul of this thy his former iniquities: thy wrath lieth servant from eternal death, and made nard upon him, and his soul is full of him partaker of the everlasting life, trouble : But, o merciful God, who hast which is through Jesus Christ our Lord. written thy holy word for our learning. Amen. that we, through patience and comfort of thy holy Scriptures, might have hope ;
| A Thanksgiving for the beginning of give him a right understanding of him.
& recovery. self, and of thy threats and promises ; GREAT and mighty God, who bringthat he may neither cast away his confi. U est down to the grave, and bring dence in thee, nor place it any where but est up again; we bless thy wonderful in thee Give him strength against all goodness, for having turned our heavi. his temptations, and heal all his distem ness into joy and our mourning into pers : Break pot the bruised reed, por gladness, by restoring this our brother to quench the smoking fax: Shut not up some degree of his former health. Bless. thy tender mercies in displeasure ; but ed be thy name, that thuu didst not formake him lo hear of joy and gladness, sake him in kis sickness; but didst visit that the bones which thou hast broken him with comforts from above ; didst may rejoice: Deliver him from fear of support him in patience and submission the enemy, and lift up the light of thy to thy will; and, at last, didst send him countenance upon him, and give him seasonable relief Perfect, we bescech peace, through the merits and mediation thee, this thy mercy towards him; and of Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen. prosper the means which shall be made TA Prayer schich may be said by the
use of for his cure. That being restored Minister, in behalf of all present at the
to health of body, vigour of mind, and
cheerfulness of spirit, he may be able to Visitation.
go to thine house, to offer thee an oblaO GOD, whose days are without end, tion with great gladness; and to bless
and whose mercies cannot be num. thy holy name for all thy goodness to. bered ; make us, we beseech thee, deeply wards him, through Jesus Christ our sensible of the shortness and uncertainty Saviour: To whom with thee and the of human life ; and let thy Holy Spirit Holy Spirit, be all honour and glory Lead us through this vale of inisery, in world without end. Amen.