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THE COMMUNION OF THE SICK.

Forasmuch as all mortal men are subject tu many sudden perils, diseases, and sick. nesses, and ever uncertain what time they shall depart out of this life, therefore, to the intent they may be a'urays in readiness to die, then soever it shall please Almighty God to call them, the Ministers shall diligently from time to time Chut especially in the time of pestilence, or other infectious sickness) exhort their Parishioners to the often receiving of the Holy Communion of the Budy and Blood of our Smiour Christ, when it shull be publicly administered in the Church; that s doing, they may, in cuse of sudden visitation, have the less cause to be disquietect for luck of the same But if the sick person he not able to come to the Church, and yet is desirous to receive the Communion in his house; then he must give timely notice to the Min. ister, signifying also how many there are to communicate with him (which shall be two at the least,) and all things necessary being prepared, the Minister shall there celebrate the Holy Communion, beginning with the Collect, Epistle, und Gaspel, kere following: The Collect

The Epistle. Heb. xii. 5. A LMIGHTY everliving God, Maker

IMY son, despise not thou the chasten. A of mankind, who dost correct those

N ing of the Lord, nor faint when wbom thou dost love, and chastise every thou a

thou art rebuked of him For whom one webom thou dost receive; we beseech the Lord loveth. he chastenethi and thee to have mercy upon this thy servant

scourgeth every son whom he receiveth visited with thine hand; and to grant that he may take kis sickness patiently,

The Gospel St. John 24 and recover his bodily health, if it be thy V ERILY, verily, I say unto you, He gracious will; and that whensoever his V that heareth my word, and believ. soul shall depart from the body, it may | eth on him that sent me, hath everlasting be without spot presented unto thee, life, and shall not come into condemna through Jesus Christ our Lord Amen. tion ; but is passed from death unto life.

After which the Minister shall proceed according to the Form before prescribed for the Holy Communion, beginning at these words, Ye who do truly, &c At the time of the distribution of the Holy Sacrament, the Minister shall first receire the Communion himself, and after minister unto those who are appointed lo communicute with the sick, and last of all to the sick person But if u man, either by reason of extremity of sickness, or for rount of warning in due time to the Minister, or for lack of rompany to receive toith him, or by any other just impediment, do not receive the Sacrament of Christ's Body und Blount, the Minister shall instruct him, that if he do truly repent him of his sins, and stealfastly believe that Jesus Christ hath suffered death upon the Cross for him, and shed his blood for his redemption, earnestly remembering the benefits he hath thereby, and giring him hearty thanks therefor, he doth eat and drink ihe Body and Blood of our Saviour Christ profitably to his soul's health, although he do not receive the Sacra.

ment with his mouth TWhen the sick Person is visited and receiveth the Holy Communin all at une time,

then the Minister, for more ea pedition, shall cut uff the form of the I'lsitation ab

the Psalm, and go struight to the Communion I In the times of contagious sickness or disease, shen none of the Parish or neighbours can be gotten to communicate with the sick in their houses, for fear of the infection upon special request of the diseased, the Minister alone may communicate with kim

THE ORDER FOR THE BURIAL OF THE DEAD. Here is to he noted, that the office ensuing is not to be used for any unbaptized Adults, any who die es communicate, or roho have laid riolent hands upon themselves. The Minister, meetinx the Corpse at the entrance of the Church-vard, and going

before it either into the Church, or towards the Grave, shall ray, or sing, I AM the resurrection and the life, I KNOW that my Redeemer liveth, and 1 kaith the Lord, he that believeth in that he shall stand at the latter day me, though he were dend, yet shall be upon the earth. And thougli after my live. And whosoever liveth and be skin worms destroy this body, yet in my lieveth in me, shall never die, St. John flesh shall I see God; whom I shall see u. 25. 26.

for myself, and mine eyes shall behold,

and not another. Job xix. 25, 26, 27. their strength then but labour and son T E brought nothing into this world,

row ; so soon passeth it away, and we and it is certain we can carry

are gone nothing out The Lord gave, and the

So teach us to number our days, that Lord hath taken away ; blessed be the

we may apply our hearts unto wisilom. name of the Lord. 1 7'im. vi. 7. Job

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, i. 21.

and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and After they are come into the Church, ever shall be, world without end Amen. shall be said or sung the following Anthem, taken from the 39th and 90th Then shall follow the Lesson, taken ont Psalms.

of the fifteenth Chapter of the first TORD, let me know my end, and the

Epistle of St Paul to the Corinthians. number of my days; that I may be

I Cur XV 20. certified how long I have to live.

N OW is Christ risen from the dead, Behold, thou hast made my days as it W and become the first fruits of them were a span long; and mine age is even that slept For since by man came death, as nothmig in respect of thee; and verily by man came also the resurrection of the every man living is altogether Vanity. dead. For as in Adam all die, eveu so

For man walketh in a vain shadow, in Christ shall all be made alive. But and disquieteth himself in vain : he heap every man in his own order : Christ the eth up riches, and cannot tell who shall first fruits; afterwards they that are gather them

Christ's, at his coming Then cometh And now, Lord, what is my hope ? l the end, when he shall have delivered up Truly my hope is even in thee.

the kingdom to God, even the Father; Deliver me from all reine offences; and when he shall bave put down all rule, make me not a rebuke unto the foolish. and all authority, and power. For be

When thou with rebukes dost chasten must reign till he hath put all enemies man for sin, thou makest his beauty to under his feet. The last enemy that shall consume away, like as it were a moth be destroyed is death : for he hath put all fretting a garment: Every man therefore things under his feet. But when he saith is but vanity.

all things are put under him, it is man Hear my prayer, O Lord; and with ifest that he is excepted which did put all thine ears consider my calling : Hold not things under him. And when all ihings thy peace at my tears.

shall be subdued unto him, then shall the For I am a stranger with thee, and a son also himself be subject unto him sojourner: as al, my fathers were.

that put all things under him, that God O spare me a little, that I rway recover | may be all in all Else what shall they my strength ; before I go hence, and be do which are aptized for the dead, if the no more seen.

dead rise not at all? Why are they then Lord, thou hast been our refuge, from baptized for the dead? And why stand one generation to another.

we in jeopardy every hour? I protest Belore the mountains were brought by your rejoicing, which I have in Christ forth, or ever the earth and the world Jesus our Lord. I die daily. Tf after the were made thou art God from everlast manner of men 1 have fought with beasts ing, and world without end.

at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, ir Thou turnest man to destruction ; the dead rise not? Let us eat and drink, again thon sa yest, Come again, ye chil. for to-morrow we die. Be not deceived: dren of men

Eril communications corrupt good man For a thousand years in thy sight are ners. Awake to righteousness, and sin but as yesterday ; seeing that is past as a not for some have not the knowledge wateh in the night.

of God. I speak this to your shame. As soon as thou scatterest them, they But soine man will say, How are the ere even as asleep; and fade away sud dead raised up ? and with what body do denly like the grass.

they come? Thou fool, that which thou In the morning it is green, and grow sowest is not quickened, except it die. eth up; bit in the evening it is cut down, And that which thou sowest, thou sow. dried up, and withered.

est not that body that shall be, but bare For we consume away in thy displea. grain : it tay chance of wheat, or of sure ; and are afraid at thy wrathful in. some other grain. But God giveth it a dignation.

budy as it hath pleased him and to Thou hast set our misdeeds before thee; every seed his own body. All flesh is and our secret sins in the light of thy not the same fesh; but there is one kind countenance.

of Aesh of men. another flesh of beasts, For when thou art angry, all our days another of fishes, and another of birds are gone : We bring our years to an end, There are also celestial bodies, and bo. as it were a tale that is told.

dies terrestrial but the glory of the ce. The days of our age are threescore years lestial is one, and the glory of the ter and ten; and though men be so strong restrial is another. There is one glory

come to fourscore years, yet is I of the sun, and another glory of the

moon, and another glory of the stars : pm yers; but spare us, Lord most holy, For one star differeth from another star O God most mighty, O holy and merci. in glory. So also is the resurrection of ful Saviour thou most worthy Judge the dead It is sown in corruption; it eternal, suffer us not, at our last hour, is raised in incorruption : Il is sown in for any pains of death to fall from thee. dishonour; it is raised in glory : It is

Then, while the earth shall be cost upon sown in weakness; it is raised in power:

the hody by some standing by, the Mira It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body There is a natural body,

ister shall say, and there is a spiritual body And so it TORASMUCH as it bath pleased Alis written, The first man Adam was Tmighty God, in his wise Providence, made a living soul. the last Adam was

to take out of this world the Soul of our made a quickening spirit. Howbeit, deceased Brother, we therefore comunit that was not first which is spiritual, lut his Body to the ground; earth to earth, that which is natural: and afterward ashes to ashes, dust to dust looking for that whirh 18 spiritual The first man the general resurrection in the last Day, is of the earth, earthy. The second man

and the life of the World to come, is the Lord from heaven As is the through our Lord Jesus Christ ; at earthy, such are they that are earthy: whose second coming in glorious Majes and as is the heavenly, such are they also ty to judge the World, the Earth and that are heavenly. And as we have borne the Sea shall give up their Dead; and the the image of the earthy, we shall also corruptible Bodies of those who sleep in bear the image of the heavenly Now him shall be changed, and made like unto this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood his own glorious Body, according to the cannot inherit the kingdom of God: mighty working whereby he is able to neither doth corruption inherit incor

subdue all things unto himself ruption Behold, I show you a myste

Then shall be said, or sung, Ty : We shall not all sleep, but we shall II HEARD a voice from heaven, saying all be changed, in a moment, in the

I unto me, Write, from benceforth twinkling of an eye, at the last trump

blessed are the dead who die in the Lord; For the trumpet shall sound, and the

even so saith the Spirit ; for they rest dead shall be raised incorruptible, and

from their labours Rev. xiv. 13. we shall be changed for this rorrupt.

Then the Minister shall say the Lord's ible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So

Prayer when this corruptible shall have put on

OUR Father, who art in Heaven, Hal. incorruption, and this inortal shall have lowed be thy Name : Thy Kingdom put on immortality, then shall be

come : Thy Will be done on Earth, as it brought to pass the saying that is writ.

is in Heaven : Give us this day our daily Cen, Death is swallowed up in victory

bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as O death, where is thy sting? O grave,

we forgive those who trespass against where is thy victory ? The sting of death

18; And lead us not into temptation; is sin, and the strength of sin is the law.

Bul deliver us from evil Amen. But thanks be to God, which giveth us Then the Minister shall say one or both the victory through our Lord Jesus of the following Prayers, at kis diseteChrist Therefore, my beloved breth. tion. ren, be ye steadfast, unmoveable, al. A LMIGHTY God, with whom do live ways abounding in the work of the Lord; In the spirits of those who depart forasmuch as ye know that your labour hence in the Lord; and with whom the is not in vain in the Lord

souls of the faithful, after they are de.

livered from the burden of the flesh, are When they come to the grave, while the

in joy and felicity: we give thee hearty Corpse is made ready to be laid into the

thanks for the good examples of all those earth, shal be sung or said,

thy servants, who, having finished their TMAN, that is born of a woman, hath course in faith, do now rest from their W but a short time to live, and is full labours. And we beseech thee, that we, of misery He cometh up, and is cut with all those who are departed in the down like a flower he fleeth as it were true faith of thy houy name, may have 4 shadow, and never continueth in one our perfect consummation and bliss, stay

both in body and soul, in thy eternal and In the midst of life we are in death :) everlasting glory, through Jesus Christ Or whom may we seek for succour. but our Lord Amen. of thee, O Lord, who for our sins art MERCIFUL God, the Father of justly displeased

our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the Yet, o Lord God most holy, O Lord resurrection and the life : in whom whomost mighty, O holy and most merciful soever believeth, shalt live, though he Saviour, deliver us not into the bitter die ; and whosoever liveth and believeth pains of eternal death.

in him, shall not die eternally; who also Tbou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hath laught us, by his holy Apostle St. hearts : shut not thy merciful ears to our Paul, not to be sorry, as meis withou

hope, for those who sleep in him; we saying, Coine, ye blessed children of my humbly beseech thee, O Father, to raise Father, receive the kingdom prepared us from the death of sin unto the life of for you from the beginning of the world : richteousness; that when we shall depart Grant this. we beseech there, () merciful this life we may rest in him ; and that Father, through Jesus Christ our Mediat the general resurrection in the last ator and Redeemer. Amen day, we may be found acceptable in thy THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, sight; and receive that blessing, which I and the love of God, and the fellow. thy well-beloved Son shall then pro- ship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all nounce to all who love and fear thee,' evermore. Amen.

The Thanksgiving of Women after Child-Birth,

COMMONLY CALLED
THE CHI'RCHING OF WOMEN.

This Serrice, or the concluding Prayer alone, as it stands among the Occasional

Prayers and Thanksgirings, may be used at the discretion of the Minister T The Woman, at the usual time after her Delirery, shall come into the Church de.

cently apparelled, and there shall kneel down in some connevient place, as hath been

accustomed, or as the Ordinary shall direct : And then the Priest shall say unto her, TURASMUCH as it hath pleased All Pruyer, with what folloros : But the T mighty God, of his goodness, to Lord's Prayer may be omitted, if this give you safe deliverance, and to pre. be used with the Morning ur Erening serve you in the great danger of child. Prayer birth; you shall therefore give hearty Our Father, who art in Heaven, thanks unto God, and say,

Hallowed be thy Name : Thy King. Then shall the Minister say the follow dom come; Thy Will be done on Earth, ing Hymn, taken from the 16th as it is in Heaven : Give us this day our Psalm

daily bread; And forgive us our tres. Dileri, quoniam.

passes, as we forgive those who trespass I AM well pleased that the Lord hath against us; And lead us not into tempI heard the voice of my prayer;

tation : but deliver us from evil Amen. That he hath inclined his ear unto me: Min ( Lord, save this woman thy Therefore will I call upon bim as long as servant : I live

Ans Who pulteth her trust in thee. I found trouble and hea viness, and I Min. Be thon to her a strong tower called upon the name of the Lord; 0 Ans. From the face of her enemy. Lord, I beseech thee, deliver my soul. Min. Lord, hear our prayer:

Gracious is the Lord, and righteous : Ans. And let our cry come unto thee. yea, our God is merciful.

Min Let us pray. Wmt reward shall I give unto the ALMIGHTY God, we give thee Lord, for all the benefits that he hath humble thanks for that thou hast done unto me?

been graciously pleased to preserve, I will receive the cup of salvation; and through the great pain and peril of child. call upon the name of the Lord.

birth, this woman thy servant, who de. I will pay my vows now in the presence sires now to offer her praises and thanks. of all his people in the courts of the giving unto thee Grant, we beseech Lord's house, even in the midst of thee, thee, most merciful Father, that she, Jerusalem Praise the Lord.

through thy help. may both faithfully Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, , live, and walk according to thy will in and to the Holy Ghost ;

this life present, and also may be partaAs it was in the beginning, is now, and 'ker of everlasting glory in the life to ever shall be, world without end. Amen. come, through Jesus Christ car Lord.

Then shall the Minister say the Lord's Amen
The Woman that cometh tu give her thanks, must offer accustomed offerings, which
shall be applied by the Minister and the Church Wardens to the relief of distressed
IV omen in Child-bed: And there be a Communion, u is convenient that she re-
ceive the Holy Communion.

FORMS OF PRAYER

TO BE USED AT SEA The Morning and Evening Service tu be used daily at Sea, shall be the same thich

is appointed in the Book of Common Prayer. These two following Pruyers may be jaws of this death, which is now ready

also used in Ships of War. to swallow us up : Save, Lord, or else O ETERNAL Lord God, who alone

we perish The living, the living shall spreadest out the beavens, and me

praise thee. O send thy word of com. lest the raging of the sea ; who hast

mand to rebuke the raging Winds, and compassed the waters with bounds, unt!

the roaring Sea ; that we, being deliver day and night come to an end; be pleas

ed from this distress, may live to serve ed to receive into thy Almighty and most

thee, and to glorify thy name all the days gracious protection, the persons of us

of our life. Hear, Lord, and save us, thy servants, and the fleet (or ship] in

for the infinite merits of our blessed Sa which we serve. Preserve us from the

viour, thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ.

Amen. dangers of the sea, and froin the violence of the enemy; that we may be a safe The Prayer to be said before a Fight guard unto the United States of Ameri

at Sea against any Enemy. ca, and a security for such as pass on

MOST powerful and glorious Lord the seas upon their lawful occasions ;

Gord, the Lord of hosts, that rulest that the inhabitants of our land may in and commandest all things, thou sittest peace and quietness serve thee our God;

in the throne judging right : And there

in the th and that we may return in safety to en

fore we make our address to thy Divine ioy the blessings of the land, with the

Majesty, in this our necessity, that thou fruits of our labour ; and, with a thank

wouldest take the cause into thine own ful remembrance of thy mercies, to

hand, and judge between us and our enpraise and glorify thy holy name,

emies. Stir up thy strength, O Lord, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

and come and help us ; for thou givest The Collect.

not alway the battle to the strong, but DIRECT us, O Lord, in all our do canst save by many or by few Olet not ings, with thy most gracious fa

our sins now cry against us for venvour, and further us with thy continual

geance; but hear us thy poor servants help; that in all our works begun, con.

begging mercy, and imploring thy help, tinued, and ended in thee, we may glo.

and that thou wouldest be a defence unto rify thy holy name; and finally by thy

us aguinst the face of the enemy. Make mercy obtain everlasting life, through

it appear that thou art our Saviour and Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

mighty Deliverer, through Jesus Christ

our Lord. Amen 9 Prayers to be used in Storms at Sca.

I Short Prayers for single Persons, who MOST powerful and glorious Lord

cannot meet to join in Prayer with U God, at whose command the winds others, by reason of the Fight or Storm. blow, and lift up the waves of the sea, and who stillest the rage thereof; we,

General Prayers. thy creatures, but miserable sinners, do TORD be merciful to us sinners, and in this our great distress cry unto thee 1 save us for thy mercies' sake. for help ; Save, Lord, or else we perish. Thou art the great God, who hast made We confess when we have been safe, and and rulest all things : 0 deliver us for seen all things quiet about us, we have thy name's sake. forgotten thee our God, and refused to: Thou art the great God to be feared hearken to the still voice of thy word, above all : save us, that we may praise and to obey thy commandinents : But thee. now we see how terrible thou art in all, Special Privers anith respect to the thy works of wonder; the great God to

Enemy be feared above all ; and therefore we

THOU, O Lord, art just and poweradore thy Divine Majesty, acknowledge ful: defend our cause against the ing thy power, and imploring thy good

face of the enemy. ness. Help, Lord, and save us for thy

O God, thou art a strong tower of de mercies' sake, in Jesus Christ, thy Son

fence to all who fly unto thee : 0) sa ve us our Lord. Amen.

from the violence of the enemy. Or this.

O Lord of Hosts, fight for us; that we O MOST glorious and gracious Lord

may glorify thee. God, who dwellest in heaven, but o suffer us not to sink under the weight beholdest all things below ; look down, of our sins, or the violence of the enemy. we beseech thee, and hear us, calling out! O Lord, arise, help us, and deliver us, of the depth of misery, and out of time for thy name's sake.

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