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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 him1 Then shall the Priest say, self a married man, saith umto

them that are married; Ye husbeginning 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 into 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 hindered. 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. Amen.

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

you thus; Wives, submit yourthat 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. wives towards their husbands. Therefore as the Church is subject

Saint Paul, in his Epistle to imto 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 and 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. 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
THE VISITATION OF THE SICK.

R iniquities, Mor

the iniquities

Let us pray.

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, PEACE be to this house, and Answer. Nor the wicked ap

proach to hurt him.

Minister. Be unto him, O Lord, When he cometh into the sick man's presence he shall say, kneel

a strong tower,

Answer. From the face of his ing down,

enemy. Lord, our

Minister. O Lord, hear our of our forefathers : Spare us, good

prayers.

Anstcer. And let our ery come Lord, spare thy people, whom

unto thee. thou hast redeemed with thy most precious blood, and be not angry

Minister. with us for ever.

O LORD, look down from heaAnswer. Spare us, good Lord. ven, behold, visit, and relieve

this thy servant. Look upon him Then the Minister shall

say, with the eyes of thy merey, give

him comfort and sure confidence Lord, have mercy upon us.

in thee, defend him from the danChrist, 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.

Amen. ven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be HEAR us; Almighty and most

merciful God and Saviour ; done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread.

extend thy accustomed goodness And forgive us our trespasses,

to this thy servant who is grieved As we forgive them that trespass

with sickness. Sanctify, we be

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 Anstoer. 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 DEARLY beloved, know this,

in holy Scripture for our comfort that Almighty God is the

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 fter 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

mercy at our heavenly Father's the chastisement of the Lord : 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 rehearse 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. OST thou believe in God the

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thers of our flesh, which corrected heaven and earth? us, and we gave them reverence: And in Jesus Christ his onlyshall 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 ; and

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 file

O

MOST merciful God, who, everlasting life after death?

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 Then shall the Minister examine

more; Open thine eye of mercy whether he repent him truly of earnestly desireth pardon and

for

upon this thy servant, who most his sins, and be in charity with all the world; exhorting him to

giveness. Renew in 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 asswage his pain, as shall seem to if he hath not before disposed of thee most expedient for him. And his goods, let him then be admonished to make his Will, and

forasmuch as he putteth his full to declare his Debts, what he

trust only in thy mercy, impute 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 may be said before the Minister

Psalm. begin his Prayer, as he shall see

In te, Domine, speravi. Ps. Ixxi. cause. 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 to the poor.

ver me in thy righteousness; in

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 O

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 floms for thou art my O SAVIOUR of the world, who

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.

, a I am become as it were a mon

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

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,

NTO God's gracious mercy persecute him, and take him; for UN 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

A Prayer for a sick child. and more.

ciful Father, to whom alone thy righteousness and salvation : belong the issues vi ife and death

3 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 teil 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 hea. very 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.

My mouth shall daily speak of O ALMIGHTY God, and mer.

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