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Spare us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to rule From all evil and mischief; from her heart in thy faith, fear, and sin, from the crafts and assaults love, and that she may evermore of the devil; from thy wrath, and have affiance in thee, and ever from everlasting damnation, seek thy honour and glory; Good Lord, deliver us.

We beseech thee to hear us, good From all blindness of heart; Lord. from pride, vain-glory, and hypo- That it may please thee to be crisy ; from envy, hatred, and ma- her defender, and keeper, giving lice, and all uncharitableness, her the victory over all her ene

Good Lord, deliver us. mies From fornication, and all other beseech thee to hear us, good deadly sin; and from all the de- Lord. ceits of the world, the flesh, and That it may please thee to bless the devil,

and preserve the Prince Albert, Good Lord, deliver us. Albert Prince of Wales, and all From lightning and tempest; the Royal Family; from plague, pestilence, and fa- We beseech thee to hear us, good mine; from battle and murder, Lord. and from sudden death,

That it may please thee to illuGood Lord, deliver us. minate all Bishops, Priests, and From all sedition, privy con- Deacons, with true knowledge spiracy, and rebellion; from all and understanding of thy Word; false doctrine, heresy, and schism; and that both by their preaching from hardness of heart, and con- and living they may set it forth, tempt of thy Word and Com- and shew it accordingly; mandment,

We beseech thee to hear us, good Good Lord, deliver us. Lord. By the mystery of thy holy In- That it may please thee to bless carnation; by thy holy Nativity these thy servants, now to be adand Circumcision; by thy Bap- mitted to the Order of Deacons, tism, Fasting, and Temptation, Cor Priests,) and to pour thy grace

Good Lord, deliver us. upon them; that they may duly By thine Agony and bloody execute their Office, to the edifySweat; by thy Cross and Passion; ing of thy Church, and the glory by thy precious Death and Burial; of thy holy Name; by thy glorious Resurrection and We beseech thee to hear us, good Ascension; and by the coming of Lord. the Holy Ghost,

That it may please thee to endue Good Lord, deliver us. the Lords of the Council, and all In all time of our tribulation; the Nobility, with grace, wisdom, in all time of our wealth; in the and understanding; hour of death, and in the day of We beseech thee to hear us, good judgement,

Good Lord, deliver us.

That it may please thee to bless We sinners do beseech thee to and keep the Magistrates, giving hear us, O Lord God; and that it them grace to execute justice, and may please thee to rule and govern to maintain truth; thy holy Church universal in the We beseech thee to hear us, good right way;

Lord. We beseech thee to hear us, good That it may please thee to bless Lord.

and keep all thy people; That it may please thee to keep We beseech thee to hear us, good and strengthen in the true wor- Lord. shipping of thee, in righteousness That it may please thee to give and holiness of life, thy Servant to all nations unity, peace, and VICTORIA, our most gracious concord; Queen and Governour;

We beseech thee to hear us, good We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. Lord.

That it may please thee to give us an heart to love and dread thee, We beseech thee to hear us, good and diligently to live after thy Lord. commandments;

That it may please thee to give We beseech thee to hear us, good us true repentance; to forgive us Lord.

all our sins, negligences, and igThat it may please thee to give norances; and to endue us with to all thy people increase of grace the grace of thy Holy Spirit to to hear meekly thy Word, and to amend our lives according to thy receive it with pure affection, and holy Word; to bring forth the fruits of the We beseech thee to hear us, good Spirit;

Lord. We beseech thee to hear us, good Son of God : we beseech thee to Lord.

hear us. That it may please thee to bring Son of God : we beseech thee to into the way of truth all such as

hear us. have erred, and are deceived;

0 Lamb of God : that takest We beseech thee to hear us, good away the sins of the world; Lord.

Grant us thy peace. That it may please thee to O Lamb of God : that takest strengthen such as do stand; and away the sins of the world; to comfort and help the weak. Have mercy upon us. hearted; and to raise up them O Christ, hear us. that fall; and finally to beat down

O Christ, hear us. Satan under our feet ;

Lord, have mercy upon us. We beseech thee to hear us, good

Lord, have mercy upon us. Lord.

Christ, have mercy upon us. That it may please thee to suc

Christ, have mercy upon us. cour, help, and comfort, all that are in danger, necessity, and tri

Lord, have mercy upon us. bulation;

Lord, have mercy upon us. We beseech thee to hear us, good I Then shall the Priest, and the Lord.

people with him, say the Lord's That it may please thee to


Prayer. serve all that travel by

UR , which art in child, all sick persons, and young Thy kingdom come. Thy will be children; and to shew thy pity done in earth, As it is in heaven. upon all prisoners and captives; Give us this day our daily bread.

We beseech thee to hear us, good And forgive us our trespasses, Lord.

As we forgive them that trespass That it may please thee to de- against us. And lead us not into fend, and provide for, the father

temptation; But deliver us from less children and widows, and all evil. Amen. that are desolate and oppressed; Priest. O Lord, deal not with

We beseech thee to hear us, good us after our sins. Lord.

Answer. Neither reward us after That it may please thee to have

our iniquities. mercy upon all men;

Let us pray. beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

GOD, merciful Father, give our enemies, persecutors, contrite heart, nor the desire of and slanderers, and to turn their such as be sorrowful; Mercifully hearts ;

assist our prayers that we make We beseech thee to hear us, good before thee in all our troubles and Lord.

adversities, whensoever they opThat it may please thee to give press us; and graciously hear us, and preserve to our use the kindly that those evils, which the craft fruits of the earth, so as in due and subtilty of the devil or man time we may enjoy them;

worketh against us, be brought to

by water, ani women labouring of Oven Fatalowed be any Name:

Orhat it may please thee to for- O cespisestuene fine Figthing that L

nought; and by the providence of Then shall be sung or said the thy goodness they may be dispers- Service for the Communion, with ed; that we thy servants, being

the Collect, Epistle, and Gospel, hurt by no persecutions, may

as followeth. evermore give thanks unto thee in thy holy Church; through Je- | A Divine Providence hast ap

The Collect.

by thy sus Christ our Lord.

O Lord, arise, help us, and de- pointed divers Orders of Ministers liver us for thy Name's sake.

in thy Church, and didst inspire

thine Apostles to choose into the O

Order of Deacons the first Martyr ears, and our fathers have de

Saint Stephen, with others; Merclared unto us, the noble works cifully behold these thy servants that thou didst in their days, and now called to the like Office and in the old time before them. Administration; replenish them O Lord, arise, help us, and de

so with the truth of thy Doctrine, liver us for thiné honour.

and adorn them with innocency of

life, that, both by word and good Glory be to the Father, and example, they may faithfully serve to the Son : and to the Holy thee in this Office, to the glory of Ghost;

thy Name, and the edification of Answer. As it was in the begin- thy Church; through the merits ning, is now, and ever shall be : of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who world without end. Amen.

liveth and reigneth with thee and From our enemies defend us,

the Holy Ghost, now and for ever. O Christ.

Amen. Graciously look upon our afflic- The Epistle. 1 Tim. iii. 8. tions.

IKEWISE must the Deacons Pitifully behold the sorrows of our hearts.

not given to much wine, not Mercifully forgive the sins of greedy of filthy lucre, holding the thy people.

mystery of the faith in a pure conFavourably with mercy hear science. And let these also first our prayers.

be proved; then let them use the oSon of David, have mercy Office of a Deacon, being found upon us.

blameless. Even so must their Both now and ever vouchsafe wives be grave, not slanderers, to hear us, O Christ.

sober, faithful in all things. Let Graciously hear us, o Christ; gra- the Deacons be the husbands of ciously hear us, O Lord Christ. one wife, ruling their children Priest. O Lord, let thy mercy

and their own houses well. For be shewed upon us;

they that have used the Office of Answer. As we do put our trust a Deacon well purchase to themin thee.

selves a good degree, and great Let us pray

boldness in the faith which is in

Christ Jesus.
WE humbly beseech thee, o
Father, mercifully to look

Om else this, out of the sixth of upon our infirmities; and for the the Acts of the Apostles. glory of thy Name turn from us

Acts vi. 2. all those evils that we most righteously have deserved; and grant, multitude of the disciples unto that in all our troubles we may them, and said, It is not reason put our whole trust and confidence that we should leave the Word of in thy mercy, and evermore serve God, and serve tables. Wherefore, thee in holiness and pureness of brethren, look ye out among you living, to thy honour and glory; seven men of honest report, full through our only Mediator and of the holy Ghost and wisdom, Advocate, Jesus Christ our Lord. whom we may appoint over this Amen.

business. But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and due Order of this Realm, to the to the ministry of the Word. And Ministry of the Church ? the saying pleased the whole mul- Answer. I think so. titude. And they chose Stephen,

The Bishop. a man fanaf faith and of theobaly Do you unfeigenedly believes all , Philip, Procho

Canonical Scriptures of rus, and Nicanor, and Timon, the Old and New Testament? and Parmenas, and Nicolas a pro- Answer. I do believe them. selyte of Antioch; whom they set

The Bishop: before the Apostles; and, when they had prayed, they laid their WILL you diligently read the hands on them. And the Word of

same unto the people assem

bled in the Church where you God increased, and the number of the disciples multiplied in Je

shall be appointed to serve ?

Answer. I will. rusalem greatly, and a great company of the Priests were obedient

The Bishop. to the faith.

T appertaineth to the Office of

a Deacon, in the Church where And before the Gospel, the Bishop, he shall be appointed to serve, to sitting in his chair, shall cause the assist the Priest in Divine Service, Oath of the Queen's Supremacy, and specially when he ministereth and against the power and au

the holy Communion, and to help thority of all foreign Potentates, to be ministered unto every one of and to read holy Scriptures and

him in the distribution thereof, them that are to be Ordered.

Homilies in the Church; and to

; The Oath of the Queen's Sovereignty. | instruct the youth in the Cate

chism ; in the absence of the Priest I B

my heart abhor, detest, and to baptize infants, and to preach, abjure, as impious and heretical, if he be admitted thereto by the that damnable Doctrine and Po- Bishop. And furthermore, it is sition, That Princes excommu- his Office, where provision is so nicated or deprived by the Pope, made, to search for the sick, poor, or any Authority of the See of and impotent people of the Parish, Rome, may be deposed or mur

to intimate their estates, names, dered by their Subjects, or any

and places where they dwell, unto other whatsoever. And I do de- the Curate, that by his exhortation clare, that no foreign Prince, Per- they may be relieved with the alms son, Prelate, State, or Potentate, of the Parishioners, or others. Will hath, or ought to have, any Juris- you do this gladly and willingly? diction, Power, Superiority, Pre

Answer. I will so do, by the eminence, or Authority, Eccle- help of God. siastical or Spiritual, within this

The Bishop: Realm. So help me God.

WILL you apply

all your diliI Then shall the Bishop eramine

gence to frame and fashion every one of them that are to be

your own lives, and the lives of Ordered, in the presence of the

your families, according to the people, after this manner follow- Doctrine of Christ; and to make ing.

both yourselves and them, as much

as in you lieth, wholesome examDo you trust that you are in

ples of the flock of Christ? Ghost to take upon you this Office Answer. I will so do, the Lord and Ministration, to serve God being my helper. for the promoting of his glory, and

The Bishop. the edifying of his people?

you reverently obey your Answer. I trust so.

Ordinary, and other chief

Ministers of the Church, and them The Bishop.

to whom the charge and governDo

ment over you is committed, fol. called, according to the will lowing with a glad mind and will of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the their godly admonitions ?



Answer. I will endeavour my- I The Communion ended, after the self, the Lord being my helper.

last Collect, and immediately be.

fore the Benediction, shall be said Then the Bishop laying his Hands these Collect8 following. severally upon the Head of every one of them, humbly kneeling be- LMIGHTY God, giver of all fore him, shall say,

good things, who of thy great

goodness hast vouchsafed to accept ecute the Office of a Deacon and take these thy servants unto in the Church of God committed the Office of Deacons in thy Church; unto thee; In the Name of the Make them, we beseech thee, O Father, and of the Son, and of Lord, to be modest, humble, and the Holy Ghost. Amen.

constant in their Ministration, to

have a ready will to observe all Then shall the Bishop deliver to

spiritual Discipline; that they every one of them the New Testament, saying,

having always the testimony of a

good conscience, and continuing TAKE thou Authority to read

ever stable and strong in thy Son

Christ, may so well behave themGod, and to preach the same, if selves in this inferior Office, that thou be thereto licensed by the

they may be found worthy to be Bishop himself.

called unto the higher Ministries Then one of them, appointed by in thy Church; through the same the Bishop, shall read the Gospel. thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ, St. Luke xii. 35.

to whom be glory and honour

world without end. Amen. and your lights burning; and ye yourselves like unto men that PREVENT us: Lord, in all

with thy most return from the wedding; that, cious favour, and further us with when he cometh and knocketh,

thy continual help; that in all our they may open unto him immedi- works begun, continued, and endately. Blessed are those servants,

ed in thee, we may glorify thy whom the Lord when he cometh holy Name, and finally by thy shall find watching. Verily, I say mercy obtain everlasting life; unto you, that he shall gird him- through Jesus Christ our Lord. self, and make them to sit down Amen. to meat, and will come forth and serve themona ndiche shadmceme Tee peacana Gredanahnigh Reset

THE second watch, or in eth all understanding, keep the third watch, and find them your hearts and minds in the so, blessed are those servants. knowledge and love of God, and Then shall the Bishop proceed in

of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord : the Communion, and all that are And the Blessing of God AlmighOrdered shall tarry, and receive ty, the Father, the Son, and the the holy Communion the same Holy Ghost, bé amongst you, and day with the Bishop.

remain with you always. Amen.

(And here it must be declared unto the Deacon, that he must continue

in that Office of a Deacon the space of a whole year (except for reasonable causes it shall otherwise seem good unto the Bishop) to the intent he may be perfect, and well expert in the things appertaining to the Ecclesiastical Administration. In executing whereof if he be found faithful and diligent, he may be admitted by his Diocesan to the Order of Priesthood, at the times appointed in the Canon; or else, on urgent occasion, upon some other Sunday, or Holyday, in the face of the Church, in such manner and form as hereafter followeth.

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