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may be preserved in body and Son, and the Holy Ghost, be soul, through our Lord and Sa- upon you, and remain with viour Jesus Christ. Amen. you for ever. Amen. " Then the Bishop shall bless TT And there shall none be ad

mitted to the Holy Commuthem, saying thus :

nion, until such time as he be THE blessing of God Al- confirmed, or be ready, and

desirous to be confirmed.


THE FORM OF SOLEMNIZATION OF MATRIMONY. 1 The Laws respecting Matrimony, whether by publishing the

Bans in Churches, or by License, being different in the several States; every Minister is left to the direction of those Laws, in every thing that regards the civil contract between the Parties. And when the Bans are published, it shall be in the following form: I publish the Bans of Marriage between M. of

and N. of - If any of you know cause or just impediment, why these two persons should not be joined together in holy Matrimony, ye are to declare it. [l'his is the first, second, or third time of asking.) 1 At the day and time appoint- | Ifany man can show just cause,

ed for Solemnization of Ma-why they may not lawfully be trimony, the Persons to be joined together, let him now married shall come into the speak, or else hereafter for ever body of the Church, or shall hold his peace. be ready in some proper 1 And also speaking unto the house, with their friends and Persons who are to be marneighbours; and there stand

ried, he shall say, ing together, the Man on the

REQUIRE and charge you right hand, and the Woman both, (as ye will answer at on the left, the Minister shall the dreadful day of judgment, say,

when the secrets of all hearts EARLY beloved, we are shall be disclosed,)that if either the sight of God, and in the why ye may not be lawfully face of this company, to join joined together in Matrimony, together this Man and this Wo-ye do now confess it: For be man in holy Matrimony: which ye well assured, that if any is commended of St. Paul to persons are joined together be honourable among all men ; otherwise than as God's word and therefore is not by any to doth allow, their marriage is be entered into unadvisedly or pot lawful. lightly; but reverently, dis- I The Minister, if he shall have creetly, advisediy, soberly, and reason to doubt of the lawin the fear of God. Into this fulness of the proposed Marholy estate, these two persons riage, may demand sufficient present come now to be joined. surety for his indemnitica


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kind, giver of all spiritual grace, TORASMUCH as M. and the author of everlasting life ; N. have consented toger send thy blessing upon these ther in holy Wedlock, and have thy servants, this man and this witnessed the same before God woman, whom we bless in thy and this company, and thereto name; that as Isaac and Re- have given and pledged their becca lived faithfully together, troth, each to the other, and so these persons may surely have declared the same by givperform and keep the vow and ing, and receiving a Ring, and covenant betwixt them made, by joining hands; I pronounce, • (whereof this Ring given and that they are Man and Wife; received is a token and pledge,) in the name of the Father, and and may ever remain in per- of the Son, and of the Holy fect love and peace together, Ghost. Amen. and live according to thy laws, 1 And the Minister shall add through Jesus Christ our Lord.

this Blessing : Amen.

YOD the Father, God tite I Then shall the Minister join bless, preserve, and keep you:

, their Right Hands together, The Lord mercifully with his and say, Those whom God hath joined favour look upon you, and fill together, let no man put asun- tion and grace; that ye may so

you with all spiritual benedicder.

live together in this life, that in T Then shall the Minister the world to coine ye may have

speak unto the Company : life everlasting. Amen.


TWhen any person is sick, no-1 T Then the Minister shall say, tice shall be given thereof to

Let us pray. the Minister of the Parish; Lord, have mercy upon us. who, coming into the sick Christ, have mercy upon us. Person's House, shall say, Lord, have mercy upon us.

UR Fatherwho art in

PEACE at that dwell in it:


name; Thy Kingdom come; 1 When he cometh into the Thy will be done on earth, as

sick Man's presence, he shall it is in Heaven : Give us this sau, kneeling down, day our daily bread, And for

iniquities, nor the iniqui- give those who trespriss against ties of our forefathers; Spare us; And lead us not into tempus, good Lord, spare thy peo- tation; But deliver us from ple, whom thou hast redeemed evil. Amen. with thy most precious blood; Min. O Lord, save thy'serand be not angry with us for vant; ever.

Ans. Who putteth his trust Ans. Spare us, good Lord. in thee.


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