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our Lord; who, with Thee and the Holy Ghost, liveth and reigneth, ever one God, world without end. Amen.


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holy Word, that the hearts of Kings are in thy rule and governance, and that thou doft dispose and turn them as it seemeth best to thy godly wisdom; We humbly beseech thee so to dispose and govern the heart of GEORGE thy servant, our King and Governor, that in all his thoughts, words, and works, he may ever seek thy honour and glory; and study to preserve thy people committed to his charge, in wealth, peace, and godliness: Grant this, o merciful Father, for thy dear Son's fake Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then shall be said the Collect of the Day. And immediately after the Collett, the Priest Mall read the Epistlé, saying, The Epistle or, The portion of Scripture appointed for the Epistle] is written in the Chap

, beginning at the — Verse. And the Epistle ended, he mall say, Here endeth the Epistle. Then shall be read the Gospel, (the People all standing up) saying, The holy Gospel is written in the Chapter of -, beginning at the Verse. And the Gospel ended, shall be sung or said the Creed following, the People still standing as before:

Then shall be said, &c.] In lieu of this rubric, the following ones occur in Edward Vith's first book. “The Collects ended, the Priest, or he that is appointed, fhall read the Epistle in a place alligned for the purpose, saying, “ The Epistle, &c.” The Minister then Thall read the Epistle, Immediately after the Epistle ended, the Priest, or one appointed to read the Gospel, shall say, “The holy Gospel, &c.” The clerks and people shall answer, “ Glory be to thee, O Lord.” The Prieft or Deacon thall then read the Gospel

. After the Gospel ended, the Priest shall begin: “ I believe in one God;" the Clerks shall sing the rest.-N. B. This mode of reciting the Nicene Creed is observed at present in many, if not all the English cathedrals.

The Creed following] There was in the Christian church no entire form of a general Čreed previously to the Council of Nice, (in Bythinia) A. D. 325. This meeting consisted of Christian Prelates from all parts of the world, who composed a form, in opposition to Arian tenets, for the gęs neral use of the church; nearly resembling the above Creed, except that it omitted all the articles subsequent to the words, “ in the Holy Ghost.” About fifty-lix years afterwards, certain heresies having arifen respecting

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Believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of leaven and earth, And of all things visible and invisible:

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the oaly.begotten Son of God, Begotten of his Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, Very God of very God, Begotten, not made, Being of one substance with the Father, By whom all things were made: Who for us men, and for our salvation, came down from heaven, And was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary, and was made man, And was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate: He suffered, and was buried, And the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures, And ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of the Father. And he shall come again with glory to judge both the quick and the dead: Whose kingdom shall have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and giver of life, Who proceedeih from the Father and the Son; Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified, Who spake by the prophets. And I believe one Catholick and Apoftolick Church. I acknowledge one Baptifin for the remission of fins. And I look for the Resurrection of the dead; And the life of the world to come. Amen.

Then the Curate Mall declare unto the People what Holydays, or Fasting.days, are in the week following to be observed. And then also (if occasion be) shall notice te

given of the Communion; and Bricks, Citations, and the doctrine of the Holy Spirit, another council, held at Conftantinople, compleated the form of this symbol, as it now stands in our fervice, by the addition of the following words: in the firt paragraph, “ Heaven and earth, and of.” In the second, “ begotten of his Father, before all words.” In the fourth, “from heaven," and, “by the Holy Ghoft of the Virgin Mary; and, “and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate." In the fifth, “and was buried,” and “ according to the scriptures;” and, "and sitteth on the right hand of the Father.” In the fixit, “ again with glory.". The whole of the seventh, “whole kingdom thall bave no end." in the last paragraph, “ I believe;” and all after the words “Holy Ghost.”- -Vide U-Ter. de Symbolis, p. 15, et infra.

Then the Curate] These three rubricks were added at the last Review 1662; before that time the only directions were the following: “After the creed ended, shall follow the fórmon or homily, or some portion of one of the homilies, as they shall be hereafter divided, wherein if the people be not exhorted to the worthy receiving of the lioly Sacrament of the body and

Excommunications read. And nothing shall be proclaimed or published in the Church, during the time of Divine Service, but by the Minister : nor by him any thing, but what is prescribed in the Rules of this Book, or enjoined by the King, or by the Ordinary of the place.

Then shall follow the Sermon, or one of the Homilies already set forth, or hereafter to be set forth, by authority.

Then mall the Priest return to the Lord's Table, and begin the Offertory, saying one or more of these Sentences following, as he thinketh most convenient in his discretion.

ET L your light so shine before men, that they may

fee your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. St. Matth. v. 16.

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal. St. Matth. vi. 19, 20.

Whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, even so do unto them: for this is the law and the prophets. St. Matth. vii. 12.

Not every one that faith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into ihe kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Ver. 21.

Zaccheus stood forth, and said unto the Lord, Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have done any wrong to any man, I restore four-fold. St. Luke xix. 8.

Who goeth a warfare at any time of his own cost? Who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? Or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock? 1 Cor. ix. 7. blood of our Saviour Christ, then shall the Curate give this exhortation to those that be minded to receive the same.”

Offertory] So called because the sentences are said or sung while the people are making their offerings at the altar. In Edward Vith’s firft book the following rubrick preceded the sentences : " Then thall follow for the Offertory one or more of these sentences of holy scripture, to be sung, while the people do offer, or else one of them to be said by the Minister immediately before the offering."

If we have fown unto you spiritual things, is it a great matter if we shall reap your worldly things? 1 Cor. ix. 11,

Do ye not know, that they who minister about holy things, live of the facrifice? and they who wait at the altar, are partakers with the altar? Even so hath the Lord also ordained, that they who preach the Gospel, hould live of the Gospel, Ver. 13, 14.

He that soweth little, shall reap little: and he that soweth plenteoully, shall reap plenteously. Let every man do according as he is difpofed in his heart; not gradgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. 2 Cor. ix. 6, 7,

Let him that is taught in the Word, minifter unto him that teacheth, in all good things. Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatfoever a man foweth, chat fhall he reap. Gal. vi. 6, 7.

While we have time, let us do good unto all men, and {peciallyunto them that are of the houshold of faith. Ver. 10.

Godliness is great riches, if a man be content with that he hath: for we brought nothing into the world, neither may we carry any thing out.

I Tim. vi. 6, 7. Charge them who are rich in this world, ihat they be ready to give, and glad to distribute; laying up in Nore for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may attain eternal life. Ver. 17, 18, 19.

God is not unrighteous, that he will forget your works and labour that proceedeth of love; which love ye bave thewed for his Name's fake, who have ministered unto the faints, and yet do minifter. Heb. vi. 10.

To do good, and to diftribute, forget not; for with such facrifices God is well pleased. Heb. xii. 16.

Whoso hath this world's good, and feeth his brother have need, and fhutreth up his compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? 1 St. John iii, 17.

Give alms of thy goods, and never turn thy face from any poor man, and then the face of the Lord shall not be turned away from thee. Tobit iv. 7.

Be mercifal after thy power: If thou hast much, give plenteously; if chou haft little, do thy diligence gladly to


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give of that little: for so gatherest thou thyself a good re. ward in the day of necessity. Tobit iv. 8, 9.

He that hath pity upon the poor, lendeth unto the Lord; and look, what he layeth out, it shall be paid him again. Prov. xix. 17.

Blessed be the man that provideth for the fick and needy: the Lord shall deliver him in the time of trouble. Psalm xli. 1.

Whilst these Sentences are in reading, the Deacons, Churchwardens, or other fit Persons appointed for that purpose, shall receive the Alms for the poor, and other devotions of the people, in a decent Bafon, to be provided by the Parish for that purpose ; and reverently bring it to the Priest, who shall humbly present and place it upon the holy Table.

And when there is a Communion, the Priest small then place upon the Table so much Bread and Wine as he shall

think sufficient. After which done, the Priest shall say, Let us pray for the whole state of Christ's Church militant

here in earth. Whilst these sentences &c.] These rubrics were fettled at the last Review, 1662. In Edward Vith's first book the following rubricks occur: “When there be clerks, they shall sing one or many of the sentences above written, according to the length or shortness of the time that the people be offering. In the mean time, whilst the clerks do sing the offertory, fo many as are disposed, fhall offer to the poor men's box, every one accord. ing to his ability and charitable mind; and at the offering days appointed every man and woman shall pay to the curate the due and accustomed offerings. Then so many as shall be partakers of the Holy Communion shall tarry still in the choir, or in some convenient place nigh the choir, the men on the one side, and the women on the other lide. All others that mind not to receive the said Holy Communion, Thall depart out of the choir, except the Ministers and Clerks. Then shall the Minister take so much bread and wine as shall fuffice for the persons appointed to receive the Holy Communion, laying the bread upon the corporas, or else in the paten, or in some other comely thing prepared for that purpose; and putting the wine into the chalice, or else into fome fair and convenient cup prepared for that purpose, (if the chalice will not ferve) putting thereto a little pure water, he shall set both the bread and wine upon the altar." Then followed these sentences: “The Lord be with you; and with thy spirit;” and that part of the Communion Service, “ Lift up your hearts

, &c.” to “Glory be to thee, O Lord most high.” After this came in the prayer “for the whole state of Christ's Church,” which was drawn up in words very similar to the present prayer, though with many additions ; and comprizing also the prayer of confecration in it, as well as the poit Conimunior prayer, beginning, “O Lord and heavenly Father."

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