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that this woman may be loving the Church. Nevertheless, let eveand amiable, faithful and obedient ry one of you in particular so love to her husband; and in all qui- his wife, even as himself. etness, sobriety, and peace, be a Likewise the same Saint Paul, follower of holy and godly ma- writing to the Colossians, speaktrons. O Lord, bless them both, eth thus to all men that are marand grant them to inherit thy ried; Husbands, love your wives, everlasting kingdom; through Je- and be not bitter against them. sus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Hear also what Saint Peter, the
Apostle of Christ, who was himI Then shall the Priest say, self a married man, saith unto ALMIGHTY God, who at the them that are married; Ye hus
beginning did create our first bands, dwell with your wives acparents, Adam and Eve, and did cording to knowledge; giving hosanctify and join them together nour unto the wife, as unto the in marriage; Pour upon you the weaker vessel, and as being heirs riches of his grace, sanctify and together of the grace of life, that bless you, that ye may please him
your prayers be not bindered. both in body and soul, and live Hitherto ye have heard the duty together in holy love unto your of the husband toward the wife. lives' end. Anuen.
Now likewise, ye wives, hear and
learn your duties toward your After which, if there be no Ser. husbands, even as it is plainly set mon declaring the duties of Man
forth in holy Scripture. and Wife, the Minister shall read
Saint Paul, in the aforenamed as followeth.
Epistle to the Ephesians, teacheth A!
LL ye that are married, or you thus; Wives, submit your
that intend to take the holy selves unto your own husbands, estate of Matrimony upon you, as unto the Lord. For the hushear what the holy Scripture doth band is the head of the wife, even say as touching the duty of hus- as Christ is the head of the Church: bands towards their wives, and and he is the Saviour of the body.
towards their husbands. Therefore as the Church is subject Saint Paul, in his Epistle to uto Christ, so let the wives be the Ephesians, the fifth Chapter, to their own husbands in every doth give this commandment to thing. And again he saith, Let all married men; Husbands, love the wife see that she reverence your wives, even as Christ also her husband. loved the Church, and gave him- And in his Epistle to the Colosself for it, that he might sanctify sians, Saint Paul giveth you this and cleanse it with the washing short lesson; Wives, submit your of water, by the Word; that he selves unto your own husbands, might present it to himself a glo- as it is fit in the Lord. rious Church, not having spot, Saint Peter also doth instruct or wrinkle, or any such thing; you very well, thus saying; Ye but that it should be holy, and wives, be in subjection to your without blemish. So ought men own husbands; that, if any obey to love their wives as their own not the Word, they also may bodies. He that loveth his wife without the Word be won by the loveth himself: for no man ever conversation of the wives; while yet hated his own flesh, but nou- they behold your chaste converrisheth and cherisheth it, even as sation coupled with fear. Whose the Lord the Church: for we are adorning, let it not be that outmembers of his body, of his flesh, ward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of his bones. For this cause and of wearing of gold, or of putshall a man leave his father aud ting on of apparel; but let it be mother, and shall be joined unto the hidden man of the heart, in his wife; and they two shall be that which is not corruptible; one flesh. This is a great mystery; even the ornament of a meek and but I speak concerning Christ and quiet spirit, which is in the sigbt
of God of great price. For after bands; even as Sarah obeyed Athis manner in the old time the braham, calling him lord; whose holy women also, who trusted in daughters ye are as long as ye God, adorned themselves, being do well, and are not afraid with in subjection unto their own hus
any amazement. 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
THE VISITATION OF THE SICK.
When any person is sick, notice shall be given thereof to the Minister
of the Parish; who, coming into the sick person's house, shall say, PEACEbe to this house, and
Answer. Nor the wicked apto all that dwell in
proach to hurt him. When he cometh into the sick
Minister. Be unto him, O Lord,
a strong tower, man's presence he shall say, kneel
Answer. From the face of his ing down,
enemy. REMEMBER pot, Lord, our Minister. O Lord, hear our
iniquities, nor the iniquities of our forefathers : Spare us, good
Änswer. And let our cry come
LORD, look down from heaAnswer. Spare us, good Lord. ven, behold, visit, and relieve
this thy servant. Look upon him 1 Then the Minister shall say, with the eyes of thy mercy, give Let us pray.
him comfort and sure confidence
in thee, defend him from the danLord, have mercy upon us. Christ, have mercy upon us.
ger of the enemy, and keep him Lord, have mercy upon us.
in perpetual peace and safety;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
(EAR us, Almighty and most
HER done in earth, As it is in heaven.
merciful God and Saviour; Give us this day our daily bread.
extend thy accustomed goodness And forgive us our trespasses,
to this thy servant who is grieved
with sickness. Sanctify, we beAs we forgive them that trespass
seech thee, this thy fatherly coragainst us. And lead us not into
rection to him; that the sense of temptation; But deliver us from evil. Amen.
his weakness may add strength to
his faith, and seriousness to his Minister. O Lord, save thy ser- repentance: That, if it shall be vant;
thy good pleasure to restore him Ansicer. Which putteth his trust to his former health, he may lead in thee.
the residue of his life in thy fear, Minister. Send him help from and to thy glory: or else, give thy holy place;
him grace so to take thy visitaAnswer. And evermore mightily tion, that, after this painful life defend him.
ended, he may dwell with thee Minister. Let the enemy have in life everlasting; through Jesus no advantage of him;
Christ our Lord. Amen.
their own pleasure; but he for Then shall the Minister exhort
our profit, that we might be parthe sick person after this form, or
takers of his holiness. These other like.
words, good brother, are written EARLY beloved, know this,
in holy Scripture for our comfort
and instruction; that we should Lord of life and death, and of patiently, and with thanksgiving, all things to them pertaining, as bear our heavenly Father's correcyouth, strength, health, age, tion, whensoever by any manner weakness, and sickness. Where
of adversity it shall please his grafore, whatsoever your sickness is,
cious goodness to visit us. And know you certainly, that it is
there should be no greater comfort God's visitation. And for what
to Christian persons, than to be cause soeyer this sickness is sent
made like unto Christ, by sufferunto you; whether it be to try
ing patiently adversities, troubles, your patience for the example of
and sicknesses. For he himself others, and that your faith may went not up to joy, but first he be found in the day of the Lord
suffered pain; he entered not into laudable, glorious, and honour
his glory before he was crucified. able, to the increase of glory and
So truly our way to eternal joy is endless felicity; or else it be sent
to suffer here with Christ; and unto you to correct and amend in
our door to enter into eternal life you whatsoever doth offend the
is gladly to die with Christ; that eyes of your heavenly Father;
we may rise again from death, know you certainly, that if you and dwell with him in everlasting truly repent you of your sins, and life. Now therefore, taking your bear your sickness patiently, trust- sickness, which is thus profitable ing in God's mercy, for his dear
for you, patiently, I exhort you, Son Jesus Christ's sake, and ren.
in the Name of God, to remember der unto him humble thanks for
the profession which you made his fatherly visitation, submitting unto God in your Baptism. And yourself wholly unto his will, it
forasmuch as after this life there shall turn to your profit, and help
is an account to be given unto you forward in the right way that
the righteous Judge, by whom all leadeth unto everlasting life. must be judged, without respect
of persons, I require you to exaIf the person visited be very sick, mine yourself and your estate, both then the Curate may end his ex- toward God and man;
so that, hortation in this place, or else accusing and condemning yourself proceed.
for your own faults, you may find TAKE therefore in good part mercy at our heavenly Father's
hand for Christ's sake, and not For (as Saint Paul saith in the be accused and condemned in that twelfth Chapter to the Hebrews) fearful judgement. Therefore I whom the Lord loveth he chas- shall relearse to you the Articles teneth, and scourgeth every son of our Faith, that you may know whom he receiveth. If ye endure whether you do believe as a Chrischastening, God dealeth with you tian man should, or no. as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? Here the Minister shall rehearse But if ye be without chastisement,
the Articles of the Faith, saying whereof all are partakers, then
thus, are ye bastards, and not sons. Furthermore, we have hadores
: DOST thou believe in God the
Father Almighty, Maker of thers of our flesh, which corrected heaven and earth ? us, and we gave them reverence: And in Jesus Christ his only. shall we not much rather be in begotten Son our Lord? And that subjection unto the Father of spi- he was conceived by the Holy rits, and live? For they verily Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary; for a few days chastened us after that he suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and to absolve all sinners who truly buried; that he went down into repent and believe in him, of his hell, and also did rise again the great mercy forgive thee thine third day; that he ascended into offences: And by his authority heaven, and sitteth at the right committed to me, I absolve thee hand of God the Father Almigh- from all thy sins, In the Name of ty; and from thence shall come the Father, and of the Son, and again at the end of the world, to of the Holy Ghost. Amen. judge the quick and the dead?
And dost thou believe in the And then the Priest shall say the Holy Ghost; the holy Catho
Collect following: lick Church; the Communion of
Let us pray. Saints; the Remission of sins; the Resurrection of the flesh; and O Morait merciful God, who
according to the multitude of
thy mercies, dost so put away the The sick person shall answer, sins of those who truly repent, All this I stedfastly believe.
that thou rememberest them no
more; Open thine eye of mercy Then shall the Minister examine
upon this thy servant, who most whether he repent him truly of earnestly desireth pardon and forhis sins, and be in charity with all the world; exhorting him to
giveness. Renewin him, most forgive, from the bottom of his
loving Father, whatsoever hath heart, all persons that have of
been decayed by the fraud and fended him; and if he hath of- malice of the devil, or by his own fended any other, to ask them
carnal will and frailness; preserve forgiveness ; and where he hath and continue this sick member in done injury or wrong to any the unity of the Church; consider man, that he make amends to his contrition, accept his tears, the utter most of his power. And if he hath not before disposed of thee most expedient for him. And
asswage his pain, as shall seem to his goods, let him then be ad
forasmuch as he putteth his full monished' to make his Will, and
trust only in thy mercy, impute to declare his Debts, what he oweth, and what is owing unto
not unto him his former sins, but him for the better discharging strengthen him with thy blessed of his conscience, and the quiet Spirit; and, when thou art pleased ness of his Executors. But men
to take him hence, take him unto should often be put in remem- thy favour, through the merits of brance to take order for the set- thy most dearly beloved Son Jesus tling of their temporal estates, Christ our Lord. Amen. whilst they are in health. These words before rehearsed
( Then shall the Minister say this nay be said before the Minister
Psalm. begin his Prayer, as he shall see
In te, Domine, speravi. Ps. Ixxi. cause. I The Minister should not omit IN thee, O Lord, have I put my
trust; let me never be put to earnestly to move such sick per- confusion : but rid me, and delisons as are of ability to be liberal
ver me in thy righteousness; into the poor.
cline thine ear unto me, and save Here shall the sick person be me. moved to make a special Confes- Be thou my strong hold, wheresion of his sins, if he feel his unto I may alway resort : thou conscience troubled with any hast promised to help me; for weighty matter. After which
thou art my house of defence, and Confession, the Priest shall ab
my castle. solve him (if he humbly and hear
Deliver me, O my God, out of tily desire it) after this sort.
the hand of the ungodly : out of
the hand of the unrighteous and hath left power to his Church cruel man.
For thou, O Lord God, art the
1 Adding this. thing that, fromg for : thou art my O SAVIOUR of the world, who , even my .
by thy Cross and Through thee have I been hold- Blood hast redeemed us, Save us, en up ever since I was born ; thou and help us, we humbly beseech art he that took me out of my thee, O Lord. mother's womb; my praise shall Then shall the Minister say, alway be of thee. I am become as it were a mon
THE Almighty Lord, who is a THE
most strong tower to all them ster unto many : but my sure that put their trust in him, to trust is in thee.
whom all things in heaven, in O let my mouth be filled with
earth, and under the earth, do thy praise : that I may sing of bow and obey, be now and everthy glory and honour all the day
more thy defence; and make thee long.
know and feel, that there is none Cast me not away in the time
other Name under heaven given of age : forsake me not when my
to man, in whom, and through strength faileth me.
whom, thou mayest receive health For mine enemies speak against
and salvation, but only the Name me, and they that lay wait for my of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. soul take their counsel together,
And after that shall say, saying : God hath forsaken him, persecute him, and take him; for there is none to deliver him.
and protection we commit Go not far from me, O God :
thee. The Lord bless thee, and my God, haste thee to help me.
keep thee. The Lord make his Let them be confounded and face to shine upon thee, and be perish that are against my soul :
gracious unto thee. The Lord lift let them be covered with shame
up his countenance upon thee, and dishonour that seek to do me
and give thee peace, both now evil.
and evermore. Amen. As for me, I will patiently abide alway : and will praise thee more
Prayer for a sick child. and more. My mouth shall daily speak of
ALMIGHTY God, and mer. O
ciful Father, to whom alone thy righteousness and salvation : belong the issues of life and death; for I know no end thereof.
Look down from heaven, we humI will go forth in the strength bly beseech thee, with the eyes of of the Lord God : and will make mercy upon this child now lying mention of thy righteousness only. upon the bed of sickness : Visit
Thou, o God, hast taught me him, O Lord, with thy salvation; from my youth up until now : deliver him in thy good appointed therefore will I tell of thy won- time from his bodily pain, and drous works.
save his soul for thy mercies' Forsake me not, o God, in mine sake: That, if it shall be thy pleaold age, when I am gray-headed : sure to prolong his days here on until I have shewed thy strength earth, he may live to thee, and unto this generation, and thy be an instrument of thy glory, power to all them that are yet by serving thee faithfully, and for to come.
doing good in his generation; or Thy righteousness, O God, is else receive him into those heavery high, and great things are venly habitations, where the souls they that thou hast done : 0 God, of them that sleep in the Lord who is like unto thee?
Jesus enjoy perpetual rest and
felicity. Grant this, O Lord, for Glory be to the Father, and to thy mercies' sake, in the same thy the Son : and to the Holy Ghost; Son our Lord Jesus Christ, who
As it was in the beginning, is liveth and reigneth with thee and now, and ever shall be : world the Holy Ghost, ever one God, without end. Amen.
world without end. Amen.