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The Visitation of the Sick. submit yourselves unto your on of apparel; but let it be own husbands, as it is fit in the hidden man of the heart, the Lord.
in that which is not corrupSaint Peter also doth in- tible; even the ornament of struct you very well, thus a meek and quiet spirit, which saying; Ye wives, be in sub- is in the sight of God of jection to your own hus- great price. For after this bands; that, if any obey not manner in the old time the the Word, they also may holy women also, who trusted without the Word be won by in God, adorned themselves, the conversation of the wives; being in subjection unto their while they behold your chaste own husbands; even as Sarah conversation coupled with obeyed Abraham, calling him fear. Whose adorning, let it lord; whose daughters ye are not be that outward adorning as long as ye do well, and of plaiting the hair, and of are not afraid with any amazewearing of gold, or of putting ment. q It is convenient that the new-married persons should receive the holy Communion at the time
of their Marriage, or at the first opportunity after their Marriage.
THE ORDER FOR
Christ, have mercy upon us.
:) Lord, have mercy upon us. 1 When he cometh into the sick man's presence OR
UR Father, which art in he shall say, kneeling dowon,
heaven, Hallowed be thy our iniquities, nor the Thy will be done in earth, As iniquities of our forefathers: it is in heaven. Give us this Spare us, good Lord, spare day our daily bread. And thy people, whom thou hast forgive us our trespasses, As redeemed with thy most pre- we forgive them that trespass cious blood, and be not an- against us.
And lead us not gry with us for ever.
into temptation ; But deliver Answer. Spare us, good us from evil. Amen. Lord.
Minister. O Lord, save thy g Then the Minister shall say, servant;
Answer. Which putteth his Lord, have mercy upon us. trust in thee.
Let us pray.
Minister. Send him help the residue of his life in thy from thy holy place;
fear, and to thy glory: or Answer. And evermore else, give him grace so to mightily defend him. take thy visitation, that, after
Minister. Let the enemy this painful life ended, he have no advantage of him; may dwell with thee in life
Answer. Nor the wicked everlasting ; through Jesus approach to hurt him.
Christ our Lord. Amen. Minister. Be unto him, O
Then skall the Minister exhort the sick per Lord, a strong tower,
son after this form, or other like. Answer. From the face of EARLY beloved, know
this, that Almighty God Minister. O Lord, hear our is the Lord of life and death, prayers.
and of all things to them Answer. And let our cry pertaining, as youth, strength, come unto thee.
health, age, weakness, and Minister.
sickness. Wherefore, whatLord, look down from soever your sickness is
, know heaven, behold, visit, you certainly, that it is God's and relieve this thy servant. visitation. And for what Look
upon him with the eyes cause soever this sickness is of thy mercy, give him com- sent unto you; whether it be fort and sure confidence in to try your patience for the thee, defend him from the example of others, and that danger of the enemy, and your faith may be found in keep him in perpetual peace the day of the Lord laudable, and safety; through Jesus glorious, and honourable, to Clirist our Lord. Amen. the increase of glory and end
EAR us, Almighty and less felicity; or else it be
most merciful God and sent unto you to correct and Saviour; extend thy accus- amend in you whatsoever tomed goodness to this thy doth offend the eyes of your servant who is grieved with heavenly Father; know you sickness. Sanctify, we be certainly, that if you truly seech thee, this thy fatherly repent you of your sins, and correction to him, that the bear your sickness patiently, sense of his weakness may trusting in God's mercy, for add strength to his faith, and his dear Son Jesus Christ's seriousness to his repentance: sake, and render unto him That, if it shall be thy good humble thanks for his fatherpleasure to restore him to his ly visitation, submitting yourformer health, he may lead / self wholly unto his will, it
shall turn to your profit, and | And there should be no greathelp you forward in the righter comfort to Christian perway that leadeth unto ever-sons, than to be made like lasting life.
unto Christ, by suffering, pa
tiently adversities, troubles, s ļ the person visited be very sick, then the
Curate may end his exhortation in this and sicknesses. For he himpluce, or else proceed.
self went not up to joy, but "AKE therefore in good first he suffered pain; he en
part the chastisement of tered not into his glory before the Lord: For (as Saint Paul he was crucified. So truly saith in the twelfth Chapter our way to eternal joy is to to the Hebrews) whom the suffer here with Christ; and Lord loveth he chasteneth, our door to enter into eterand scourgeth every son whom nal life is gladly to die with he receiveth. If ye endure Christ; that we may rise chastening, God dealeth with again from death, and dwell you as with sons; for what with him in everlasting life. son is he whom the father Now therefore, taking your chasteneth not? But if ye be sickness, which is thus prowithout chastisement, whereof fitable for you, patiently, I all are partakers, then are ye exhort you, in the Name of bastards, and not sons. Fur-God, to remember the prothermore, we have had fa- fession which you made unto thers of our flesh, which cor- God in your Baptism. And rected us, and we gave them forasmuch as after this life reverence: shall we not much there is an account to be givrather be in subjection unto en unto the righteous Judge, the Father of spirits, and live: by whom all must be judged, For they verily for a few without respect of
I days chastened us after their require you to examine yourown pleasure; but he for our self and your estate, both toprofit, that we might be par- ward God and man; so that, takers of his holiness. These accusing and condemning words, good brother, are writ-yourself for your own faults, ten in holy Scripture for our you may find mercy at our comfort and instruction; that heavenly Father's hand for we should patiently, and with Christ's sake, and not be acthanksgiving, bear our hea- cused and condemned in that venly Father's correction, fearful judgement. Therefore whensoever by any manner I shall rehearse to you the of adversity it shall please his Articles of our Faith, that gracious goodness to visit us. you may know whether you
do believe as a Christian man
meinbrance to take order for the settling of
their temporal estates, whilst they are in should, or no.
& These words before rehcursed may be said ** Here the Minister shall rehearse the Articles
before the Alinister begin his Prayer, as he
shall see cause.
more such sick persons as are of ability to be
liberul to the poor. Maker of heaven and earth 4 Here shall the sick person be moved to make
a special Confession of his sins, if he feel his And in Jesus Christ his
conscience troubled with any weighty
mat only-begotten Son our Lord? ter. After which Confession, the "Priest
shall absolve him (if he humbly and heartily And that he was conceived desire it) after this sort. by the Holy Ghost, born of UR the Virgin Mary ; that he who hath left power to suffered under Pontius Pilate, his Church to absolve all sinwas crucified, dead, and bu-ners who truly repent and beried; that he went down into lieve in him, of his great merhell, and also did rise again cy forgive thee thine offenthe third day; that he as- ces : And by his authority cended into heaven, and sit-committed to me, I absolve teth at the right hand of God thee from all thy sins, In the the Father Almighty; and Name of the Father, and of from thence shall come again the Son, and of the Holy at the end of the world, to Ghost. Amen. judge the quick and the < And then the Priest shall suy the Collect dead:
following And dost thou believe in
Most merciful God, Catholick Church; the Com who, according to the munion of Saints; the Re- multitude of thy mercies, mission of sins; the Resur- dost so put away the sins of rection of the flesh; and those who truly repent, that everlasting Life after death? thou rememberest them no
& The sick person shall anstoer, more; Open thine eye of All this I stedfastly believe. mercy upon this thy servant,
Then shall the Minister examine whether who most earnestly desireth
Let us pray.