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So the Father is God, the Son is God: and the Holy Ghost is God;

And yet they are not three Gods : but one God.

So likewise the Father is Lord, the Son Lord: and the Holy Ghost Lord ;

And yet not three Lords : but one Lord, For like as we are compelled by the Christian verity: to acknowledge every Person by himself to be God and Lord;

So are we forbidden by the Catholic Religion, to say, There be three Gods, or three Lords.

9. The Father is made of none : neither created, nor begotten.

10. The Son is of the Father alone: not made, nor, created, but begotten,

11. The Holy Ghost is of the Father, and of the Son : neither made, nor created, nor begosten, but proceeding.

12. So there is one Facher, not three Fathers; one Son, not three Sons; one Holy Ghost, not three Holy Ghosts.

13. And in this Trinity none is afore or after other: none is greater or less than another;

14. But the whole three Persons are co-eternal together : and co-equal.

15. So that in all things, as is aforesaid : the Unity in Trinity, and the Trinity in Unity, is to be worshipped.

PA RA PHRASE. 9. The Father is self-existent as his being was not conferred upon him by any other ; not being created by men or angels, nor begotten like the lon.

10. The Son derives his exillence from the Father, not being produced as a creature, but from all eternity, in a manner not to be conceived. This origination is, in the scripture phrases, itiled, begercing,

11. The Holy Ghoft derives his essence equally from the Facher and the Son, and this, in the language of fcripture, is called going out or proceeding,

12. So that only one of these persons is Father, one is Son, and one 13 Holy Ghoft : none of the personal attributes of any being communicate to the other two. ,,!3. Nor is any of these persons superior to the other two, either in digoity or power.

14. All of them are equal in eternity, dignity, and power. Į 15. So that when, in our addresses to the Godhead, we pay our adora

faqen to any one person, we, in effect, worship all three. 16. This

16. He therefore that will be saved, must thus think of the Trinity.

17. Furthermore it is necessary to everlasting salvation, that he also believe rightly the incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ.

18. For the right Faith is, that we believe and confefs, that' our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is God and Man ;

19. God, of the Substance of the Father, begotten before the worlds : and Man, of the Substance of his mother, born in the world;

20. Perfect God and perfect Man: of a reasonable soul, and human fesh subsisting;

21. Equal to the Father, as touching his Godhead : and inferior to the Father, as touching his Manhood;

22. Who although he be God and Man: yet he is not two, but one Christ.

23. One; not by conversion of the Godhead into Aesh : but by taking of the Manhood into God;

PA RA P H R AS E. 16. This is the orthodox christian faith, concerning the trinity, and by this only we can hope for salvation.

17. We should likewise endeavour to believe rightly concerning Chrill's incarnation, in order to render our faith perfect.

18. For we are bound to believe that both the divine and human natures are united in our blessed Saviour Jesus Christ.

19. As he is God, he derived his divine nature from the Father, by a generation that preceeded all cime: as he was man, he was composed of the bodily substance of his mother, and born in time.

20. Not being merely, according to the heretical opinion of Arius and his followers, a being of an exalted nature, but true and perfect God, nor was his humanity, according to the opinions of the Apollinarians, absorbed by his divinity, but he was perfect man likewise ; which manhood of Christ confifts in the union of a rational soul with a human body.

21. Being entirely upon an equality with the Father, in respect of his being God: but inferior to him, as participating of human nature,

22. But tho' our blessed Saviour united the divine and human nature, we hould not conclude, as the Nestorians have done, that he comprises two persons ; but that, by the union of deity with humanity, he became that one fingle person, who goes by the apellation of Jesus Christ.

23. Having become one by bearing the human nature, in conjunction with the divine, and not by converting the divine nature into a human body.

24. And

EXPLAINED : 55 24. One altogether; not by confusion of Substance : but by unity of Person.

23. For as the reafonable soul and flesh is one Man : so God and man is one Chrift.

26. Who suffered for our salvation: descended into hell, role again the third day from the dead. .

27. He ascended into heaven, he fitteth on the right hand of the Father, God Almighty; from whence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

. 28. At whole coming all men shall rise again with their bodies : and shall give account for their own works.

29. And they that have done good, shall go into life everlafting : and they that have done evil, into everlasting fire.'.

30. This is the Catholic Faith : which except a man believe faithfully, he cannot be saved.

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.

PA RA P H R AS E. 24. And this by a very close and perfe&t union, yet not such as to conSund the human and divine nature, and to make Christ have but one will, which was the heresy of the Eutychians and Monothelites) but by a personal unity resembling that which we perceive in our own nature.

25. Por as the rational foul and human body constitute an individual, in bke manner God and man make but one Chrift.

26. We believe that our bieffed Lord suffered death upon the cross, in wler to procure us the remission of our fins; that he descended into hades

hell; and on the third day rose froin the dead.

27. I believe likewise that he ascended into heaven, and is now seated in the plenitude of glory at God's right hand, from whence, in process of time, he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

28. And at his coming all men shall appear before his judgment seat, that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. 2 Cor. v. 10.

29. And bad men fall go away into everlasting punishment; but the richteous into life eternal. Matt. xxv. 46.

30. This being the catholic faith preached by our blefed Saviour and his apostles, they cannot, from God's ordinary mercy, hope for salvation, LI they renounce their wicked errors and heretical prarity.

1. O hea. Here followeth the Litany, or General Supplication, to be fung or faid afte Morning Prayer upon Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and at the Times, when it shall be commanded by tbe Ordinary.

God the Father of heaven : have mercy upon u

miserable finners. O God the Father of beaven : bave mercy upon us miserabl finners.

2. Q God the Son, Redeemer of the world: have mercy upon us miserable finners.

O God ihe Son, Redeemer of the world: have mercy upon ut. miserable finners,

3. O God the Holy Ghost, proceeding from the Father and the Son : have mercy upon us miserable finners. . O God the Holy Ghost, proceeding from tbe Father and the Son : have mercy upon us miserable finners.

4. O holy, blessed, and glorious Trinity, three persons, and one God: have mercy upon us miserable sinners.

O holy, blessed, and glorious Trinity, three persons, and one God: bave mercy upon us miserable finners.

5. Remember not, Lord, our offences, nor the offences of our forefathers ; neither take thou vengeance of our fins :

PA RA PHR AS E.

The INVOCATION. 1. O heavenly Father, primary source of the deity, and of all created beings, the first person of the ever-blessed Trinity, few compassion upon us, by pardoning our fins, and removing the punishment which we have in. curred by them ; it has already rendered us miserable, and, if it is not prevented by our repentance, will hereafter make us more wretched.

2. O God the Son, who before thou camelt among us, didit, by a most merciful agreenient with the Father and united love for us miserable finners, 'bring about the redemption of the world, by thy being born into it and dying for it,--thew thy pity unto us, &c.

3: O God the Holy Ghost, the third Person of the ever-blessed Trinity who, by an emanation of essence which never had beginning, doft proceed or go out from the Father and the Son,-hew thy mercy unto us, &c.

4. O divine Being, who doft at once unite triplicity and unity, thou Trinity of persons in one Godhead, infinitely holy, and happy and glorious,-have compassion upon us, &c.

Paraphrase on the DEPRECATION. 5. O Lord, do not retain in thy remembrance our iniquities or the iniquities of our forefathers, whose tranfgrellions thou dost often punith

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{pare us, good Lord, spare thy people, whom thou hast redeemed with thy most precious blood, and be not angry with us for ever.

5. Spare us, good Lord. 6. From all evil and mischief; from sin, from the crafts and affaults of the devil, from thy wrath, and from everlafting damnation. Good Lord, deliver us.

7. From all blindness of heart; from pride, vain-glory and hypocrisy ;, from envy, hatred, and malice, and all uncharitableness. Good Lord, deliver us.

8. From Fornication, and all other deadly sin; and from all the deceits of the world, the flesh, and the devil.

Good Lord, deliver us.

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P A P A P H R A SE. upon their pofterity. (Exod. xx.) Spare us therefore, merciful God, and exempt from punishment thy faithful people, whom thou hast redeemed by the most precious blood of Jesus Christ, and be not as the royal Pfalmift expresses it, angry with us for ever. Pfal. lxix.

5. Let not thy punishments abide too long with us in this world ; at leaft, we intreat thee to deliver us from chine eternal displeasure in the world to come.

6. We beseech thee to rescue us from all evil and mischief ; si. e. from every species of moral and natural evil) from all the several kinds of sin which we may be guilty of; from all the craft of the devil, whereby he tempts us to the commission of it; from all his assaults, whereby he overpowers as by temptations; from thy wrath, which we have incurred by our transgreffions; and from everlasting damnation, which the heinourDels of our fins have deserved and Thould make us expect ;-O gracious God, we beseech thee to deliver us from all these dreadful ills and cala

mities.

;. From blindness of heart or obtinate ignorance, whereby we may be rendered insensible and unpersuadable, whillt under the dominion of fin ; from pride, whereby we arrogate too great glory to ourselves, and treat others with contempt ; from vain glory, whereby we boast of whatever perfections we imagine ourselves poffeffed of; and from hypocrisy, whereby we counterfeit those which we have nor; from envying any man's happiness; from batred of their persons ; from forming any nalicious designs against thero, and pasting uncharitable judgments upon them ;-O gracious God, we beseech thee to deliver us.

8. From fornication, which is a most grievous and mortal sin, and exdudes men fiom the kingdom of God; from every other fin of the same

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