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herein before mentioned to be joined and annexed to this A&; and shall be applied, practifed, and put in ufe, for the punithing of all offences contrary to the faid Laws, with relation to the Book aforefaid, and no other.

Provided always, and be it further Enacted by the Authority aforefaid, That in all thofe Prayers, Litanies, and Collects. which do any way relate to the King, Queen, or Royal Progeny, the Names be altered and changed from time to time, and fitted to the prefent occafion, according to the direction of lawful Authority.

Provided alto, and be it Enacted by the Authority aforefaid, That a true Printed Copy of the faid Rook, Intituled, The Book of Common Prayer, and Adminiftration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, according to the Ufe of the Church of England; together with the Pfalter or Pfalms of David, Pointed as they are to be jung OF Said in Churches; and the Form and Manner of Making, Ordaining, and Confecrating of Bishops, Prichs, and Decions, hall at the colts and charges of the Parishioners of every Pa rith-Church, and Chapelry, Cathedral Church, College, and Hall, be attained and gotten before the Feaft-day of St. Bar abolomew, in the Year of our Lord,One thoufand fix hundred fixry and two, upon pain of forfeiture of three pounds by the month for fo long time as they shall then after be unprovided thereof, by every Parif, or Chapelry, Cathedral Church, College and Hall, making default therein.

Provided always, and be it Ended by the Authority aforefaid, That the Bishops of Hereford, St. Davids, Afaph, Banger, and Landaf, and their succeffors fhall take fuch Order among themfelves for the foul health of the Flocks committed to their charge within Wales, That the Book hereunto annexed be truly and exactly tranflated into the Briti orelh Tengue; and that the tame fo tranflated, and being by them, or any three of them at the leaft, viewed,perufed, and allowed, be imprinted to fuch number at leaft, fo that one of the fald Books fo Tranflated and Imprinted, may be had for every Cathedral, Collegiate, aud Parish-Church, and Chapel of Eafe in the faid refpective Dioceffes, and places in Wales, where the Web is commonly spoken or used, before the First day of May, One thoufand fix hundred fixty five; and, That frem and after the Imprinting and Publishing of the faid Book fo tranflated, the whole Divine Service fhall be used and faid by the Minifters and Curates throughout all ales, within the faid Dioceffes where the Welf Tonrue is commonly used, in the Britib or Wel Tongue, in fuch manner and form as is prescribed, according to the Book hereunto annexed to be used in the EngTongue, differing nothing in any Order or Form from the aid English Book; for which Beok fo Tranflated and Imprinted, the Church-wardens of every the faid Parishes hall pay out of the Parish-Money in their hands, for the ufe of the respective Churches, and be allowed the fame on their ACCount; and, That the faid Bishops and their fucceilers, or any three of them at the leaft, fhall fet and appoint the Price for which the faid Book fhall be fold: And one other Book of Common Prayer in the English Tongue shall be bought and had in every Church throughout Wales, in which the Book of Common Prayer in Wello is to be had,by force of this Act, before the first day of May, One thousand fix hundred fixty and four; and the fame Book to remain in fuch convenient places, within the faid Churches, that fuch as understand them may refort at all convenient times to read and perufe the farme, and alty fuch as do not understand the faid language may by conferring both Tongues together, the fooner attain to the knowledge of the Engli Tongue; Any thing in this Act to the contrary notwithfanding: And ustil Printed Corieso: the faid Book fo to be Tranflated may be bad and provided, the Form of Common Prayerestablished by Parliament before the reaking of this Act, fhall be fed as formerly in fuch parts of Wales, where the Englib Tongue is not commonly understood.

And to the end that the true and perfect Copics of this Act, and the faid Book hereunto annexed may be fafely kept, and perpetually preferved, and for the avoiding of all difputes for the time to come; Be it therefore Enacted by the Authority afarefaid, That the respective Deans and Chapters of every Cathedral, or Collegiate Church,within England and Wales shall at their proper colts and charger, before the twenty fifth day of December, Que thousand fix hundred fixty and two, obtain

under the Great Seal of England, a true and perfect printed Copy of this Act, and of the faid Book annexed hereunto, to be by the faid Deans and Chapters, and their Succeffors, kept and preferved in fafety for ever, and to be alfo produced, and thewed forth in any Court of Record, as often as they thall be thereunto lawfully required; And alfo there shall be delivered true and perfect Copies of this Act, and of the fame Book, into the refpective Courts at Westminster, and into the Tower of London, to be kept and preserved for ever among the Records of the faid Courts, and the Records of the Tower, to be allo produced and fhewed forth in any Court as need hall require; which faid Books, fo to be exemplified under the Great Seal of England, thall be examined by fuch Perfons as the Kings Majefty fhall appoint under the Great Seal of England, for that purpofe, and fhall be compared with the Original Book hereunto annexed, and fhall have power to correct and amend in writing any Error committed by the Printer in the Printing of the fame Book, or of any thing therein contained; and shall certify in writing under their Hands and Seals, or the Hands and Seals of any three of them, at the end of the fame Book, that they have examined and compared the fame Ewok, and find it to be a true and perfect Copy; which faid Books, and every one of them fo exemplified under the Great Seal of England, as aforesaid, shall be deemed, taken, adjudged, and expounded to be good, and available in the Law to all intents and purposes whatfoever, and fhall be accounted as good Records as this Book itfelt hereunto annexed; Any Law or Cuftom to the contrary in any wife notwithstanding.

Provided alfo, That this Act,or any thing therein contained, fhall not be prejudicial or hurtful unto the Kings Prefeitor of the law within the University of Oxford, for, or concerning the Prebend of Shipton, within the Cathedral Church of Saram, united and annexed unto the place of the fame Kings Profesor for the time being, by the late King James of bleiled Memory.

Provided always, That whereas the fix and thirtieth Article of the Nine and thirty Articles agreed upon by the Archbishops and Bishops of both Provinces, and the whole Clergy in the Convocation holden at London, in the year of our Lord, One thousand five hundred fixty two, for the avoiding of diverfities of Opinions, and for effablishing of confent touching true Religion, is in thefe werds following, vix.

That the Book of Confecration of Arcbisbeps, and Bishops, and Ordaining of Pricfts and Deacons, lately fet forth in the time of King Edward the Sixth, and confirmed at the fame time by Authority of Parliament, dotb contain all things new Jary to fuck Confecration and Ordaining, neither bath any thing that of itself is fuperftitious, and ungodly; And therefore whosoever are Confecrated or Ordered according the Rites of that Bock, fince the fecond Year of the aforenamed King Edward into this time, or bereafter all be confecrated or Ordered according to the fame Riles; We decree all such to be rightly, orderly, and lawfully Confecrated and Ordered;

It be Enacted, and be it therefore Enacted by the Authority aforefaid, That all Subfcriptions hereafter to be had or made unto the fald Articles, by any Deacon, Prieft, or Ecclefiaftical perfon, or other perfon whatsoever, who by this Act, or any other Law now in force is required to fubfcribe unto the faid Articles, fhall be construed and taken to extend, and shall be applied (for and touching the said Six and thirtieth Article) unto the Book containing the form and manaer of Making, Ordaining, and Confecrating of Bishops, Priests and Deacons, in this Act mentioned, in fuch fort and manner as the fame did heretofore, extend unto the Book fet forth in the time of King Edward the Sixth, mentioned in the faid fix and thirtieth Article; Any thing in the faid Article, or in any S'atute, Act, or Canon hertofore had or made to the contrary thereaf, in any wife notwithstanding.

Provided alfo, That the Book of Common Prayer, and Adminiftration of the Sacraments,and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church of England, together with the Form and Manner of Ordaining, and Confecrating Bithops, Priefts and Deacons, heretofore in ufe, and refpectively established by Act of Pari liament in the Firft and Eighth years of Queen Ezabeth, fhall be ftill used and obferved in the Church of England, until the Feast of St. Bartholomew, which shall be in the year of our Lord God, One thousand fix hundred fixty and two.

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OT hath been the wisdom of the Church of England, ever fince the first compiling of her Publick Liturgy.to keep the mean between the two extreams,of too much tiffnets, in refufihg, and of too much eafinefs in admitting any variation from it. For, as on the one fide common experience theweth, that where a change hath been made of things advitedly established (no evident neceifity fo requiring) fundry inconveniencies have thereupon enfued; and thofe many times more, and greater than the evils that were intended to be remedied by fuch change: So on the other fide, the particular Forms of Divine Worship, and the Rites and Ceremonies appointed to be ufed therein, being things in their own nature indifferent, and alterable, and to acknowledged; it is but reafonable, that upon weighty and important comiderations, according to the various exigency of times and occafions, fuch changes and alterations fhould be made therein, as to thofe that are in place of Authority should from time to time feem either neceflary or expedient. Accordingly we find, that in the Reigns of feveral Princes of hieiled memory fince the Reformation, the Church, upon juft and weighty confiderations thereunto moving, hath yielded to make fuch alterations

The PREFACE.

in fome particulars, as in their respective times were thought convenient: Yet fo, as that the main Body and Effentials of it (as well in the chiefoft materials, as in the frame and order thereof) have ftill continued the fame upto this day, and do yet ftand firm and unfhaken, notwithstanding all the vain attempts, and impetuous affaults made against it, by fuch nien as are given to change, and have always difcovered a greater regard to their own private fancies and interefts, than to that duty they owe to the publick.

By what undue means, and for what mischievous purposes the ufe of the Liturgy (though enjoined by the Laws of the Land, and thofe Laws never yet repealed) came, during the late unhappy confufions, to be difcontinued, is too well known to the world, and we are not willing here to reinember. But when, upon his Majefty's Happy Restoration it feemed probable, that amongst other things the ufe of the Liturgy alt would return of courfe (the fame having never been legally abolished) unless fome timely means were used to prevent it; thofe men who under the late ufurped powers had made it a great part of their bufinefs to render their people difaffected thereunto, faw themselves in point of réputation and intereft

concerned (unless they would freely acknowledge themselves So have erred, which fuch men are very hardly brought to do) with their utinoft endeavours to hinder the restitution thereof. In order whereunto divers Pamphlets were published against the Book of Common Prayer, the old Objections mustered up, with the addition of fome new ones, more than formerly had been made, to make the number fwell. In fine, great imporCusickes were used to His Sacred Majefty, that the faid Book Imight be revifed, and fuch Alterations therein, and Additions hereunto made, as thould be thought requifité for the safe of tender Consciences: Whereunto his Majesty, out of his pious inclination to give fatisfaction (fo far as could be reasonably Expected) to all His fubjects, of what persuasion soever, did graciously condefcend.

La which Review we have endeavoured to obferve the like moderation, as we find to have been ufed in the like cafe in furmer times. And therefore of the fundry alterations propofed unto us,we have rejected all fuch as were either of danBerons confequence (as fecretly ftriking at fome eftablished Doctrine, u laudable Practice of the Church of England, or indeed of the whots Catholick Church of Chrift) or elfe of Do confequence at all, but utterly frivolous and vain. But fuch alterations as were tendered to us (by what perfons, under what pretences, or to what purpose foever f tendered) as feemed to us in any degree requiiite or expedient, we have willingly, and of our own accord affented unto: not enforced foto

be any frength of Argument, convincing us of the necefity of making the said Alterations: For we are fully perfuaded in Gur judements (and we here prufeis it to the world) that the Book as it flood before established by Law, doth not contan in it any thing contrary to the Word of God, or to found Doctrine, or which a godly man may not with a good Confcience ule and fubeft, unt•, or which is not fairly defenfite araind any that shall oppofe the fame; if it shall be akowed fuch juft and favourable conftruction, as in common Equity ought to be allowed to all Human Writings, especially Tuch as are fet forth by Authority, and even to the very beit Tranflations of the holy Scripture itself.

Our general aim therefore in this undertaking was not to gratify this or that party in any their unreasonable demands; but to do that, which to our best understandings we conceived might mot tend to the Prefervation of Peace and Unity in the Church; the procuring of Reverence, and exciting of Piety,

Concerning the Service of the CHURCH.

Here was never any thing by the wit of man fo well devised, or fo fure eftablished, which in continuance of time hath not been corrupted: As among other things, it may plainly appear by the Common Prayers in the Church, commonly called Divine Service. The firm original and ground whereof, if any man would fearch out by the ancient Fathers, he shall find, that the fame was not erdained but of a good purpose, and for a great advancement of godliness. For they f ordered the matter, that all the whole Bible (or the greateft part thereof) fhould be read over once every year; intending thereby, that the Clergy, and afpecially fuch as were Minifters in the congregation, should (by often reading, and meditation in Godeword) be stirred up to godliness themselves. and be more able to exhort others by wholfome Doctrine, and to confute them that were adverfaries to the truth; and further that the peorle (by daily hearing of holy Scripture read in the Church) might continually profit more and mere in the knowledge of God, and be the more inflamed with the love of his true Religion.

But thefe many years paffed, this godly and decent Order of the ancient Fathers hath been fo altered, broken and negJected, by planting in uncertain Stories, and Legends, with multitude of Refponds, Verses, vain Repetitions, Commemorations and Synodals; that commonly when any Boek of the Bible was begun, after three or four Chapters were read out, all the rest were unread. And in this fort the Book of Ifaiab was begun in Advent and the Book of Genesis in Septuagefima; but they were only begun and never read through: After like Tort were other Books of holy Scripture afed. And moreover, wilereas St. Paul would have fuch language spoken to the people in the Church, as they might underhand, and have proE by hearing the fame; The Service in this Church of England thele many years hath been read in Latin to the people, which they us dei ftand not; fo that they have heard with their ears only, and their heart, fpirit, and mind have not been edified thereby. And furthermore, notwithstanding that the ancient Fatters have divided the Pfalms into seven portions, whereof every one was called a Norn: Now of late time a few of them have been datly faid, and the reft utterly omitted. Moreover the number and hardness of the Rules called the Pic, and the manfold changings of the Service, was the caufe, that to turn the Book only was fo hard and intricate a matter, that many times there was more bufinefs to find out what thould be read, than to read it when it was found out.

and Devotion in the publick Worship of God; and the crip ting off occafion from them that feek occafion of cavil, or quarrel against the Liturgy of the Church. And as to the feveral variations from the former Book, whether by Alteration, Addition, or otherwife, it has foffice to give this general account, That most of the Alterations were made, either firft, for the better direction of them that are to officiate in any part of Divine Service; which is chiefly dene in the Calendars and Rubricks: Or fecondly, for the more proper exprefling of fome words or phrates of ancient ufage,in terms more fuitable to the language of the pretent times, and the clearer explanation of fome other words and phrafes, that were cither of doubtful fignification, or otherwife liable to misconftruction: Or rdly, for a more perfect rendering of fuch portions of holy Scripture, as are infer ad into the Liturgy; which in the Epiftles and Gofpels efpecially, and in fundry other places are now ordered to be read according to the laft Tranflation: and that it was thought convenient that fome Prayers and ThankfBivings fitted to fpecial occafions fhould be added in their due places; particularly for thofe at Seastogether with an office for the Baptifm of fuch as are of Riper Years; which, although Dot To neceflary when the former Book was compiled, yet by the growth of Anabaptifm, through the licentioufnets of the late times crept in amongst us, is now become neceffary and may be always useful for the Baptizing of Natives in our Plantations, and others converted to the Faith. If any man, who shall defire a more particular account of the several Aherations in any part of the Liturgy, fhall take the pains to compare the prefent Book with the former; we doubt not but the reafon of the change may eafily a pear.

And having thus endeavoured to difcharge our duties la this weighty affair, as in the fight of God, and to approve our fincerity therein (fo far as tay in us) to the confciences of all men, although we know it impoffible (in fuch variety of apprehenfions, humours and interefts, as are in the world to please all; nor can expect that men of factious, peevith and perverfe fpirits fhould be fatisfied with any thing that can be done in this kind by any other than themfelves: Yet we have good hope, that what is here prefented, and hath been by the Couvecations of both Provinces with great diligence examined and approved, will be alto well accepted and approved by all fober, peaceable, and truly confcientious Sou of the Church of England.

These inconveniencies therefore confideréd,here is fet forth fach an Order, whereby the farme fhall be recreted. And for a readusefs in this matter hare is drawn out Calendar for that purpose, which is plaio and cafy to be understood; wherein (fo much as may be) the reading of holy Scripture is fo fet forth, that all things shall be done in order, without breaking vas piere from another. For this cause be cut off Anthema,

Refponds, Invitatories, and fuch like things as did break the continual courfe of the reading of the Scripture.

Yet, because there is no remedy, but that of neceffity there must be fome rules; therefore certain rules are here fet forth; which, as they are few in number, fo they are plain and eafy to be understood. So that here you have an Order for Prayer, and for the reading of the holy Scripture, much agreeable to the mind and purpose of the old Fathers, and a great deal more profitable and commodious than that which of late was used. It is more profitable, becaufe here are left out many things, whereof fome are untrue, fome uncertain.fome vain and fuperftitious; and nothing is ordained to be read, but the very pure Word of God, the holy Scriptures, or that which is agreeable to the fame; and that in fuch a Language and Order as is mast eafy and plain for the undertanding both of the readers and hearers. It is alfo more commodious both for the shortness thereof, and for the plainneis of the Order, and for that the Rules be few and easy.

And whereas heretofore there hath been great diversity in faying and finging in Churches within this Realm; fome following Salisbury Ufe, fome Hireford Ufe, and foms the Use of Banger, fome of York, fome of Lincoln; now from henceforth all the whole Realra fhall have but one Ufe.

And foratmuch as nothing can be fo plainly fet forth, but doubts may arife in the ufe and practice of the fame; to appease all fuch diverfity (if any arife) and for the refolution of aŭ doubts concerning the manner how to underfand, do, an execute the things contained in this Book; the parties that fo doubt, or civetfly take any thing, fhall alway refort to the Bishop of the Diocess, who by his difcretion thall take order for the quieting and appealing of the fame; fo that the fame order be not contrary to any thing contained in this Book. And if the Bishop of the Diocefs be in doubt, then he may fend for the refolution thereof to the Archbishop.

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that the Congregation may he thereby edified; yet it is not meant, but that when men tay Mrning and Evening Prayer privately, they may say the fame in any language that they themfelves do understand.

And all Priefts and Deacons are to fay daily the Morning and Evening Prayer, either privately or openly, not being let by ficknels, or fune other urgent caufe."

And the Curate that ministereth in every Parish-Church of Chapel, being at home, and not being otherwife reasonably ⚫hindered, fhall tay the same in the Parish Church or Chacal where he miniftereth, and fhall caufe a Bell to be tolled thereunto a convenient time before he begin, that the people may come to hear Gods Word, and to pray with him.

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¶ Of CEREMONIES, Why fome be abolished, and some retained.

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F fuch Ceremonies as be used in the Church, and have had their beginning by the inftitution of man, fome at the first were of godly intent and purpose vited, and yet at length turned to vanity and fuperftition: Some entred into the Church by indifcreet Devotion, and fuch a zeal as was without knowledge; and for because they were winked at in the beginning, they grew daily to more and more Abutes, which not only for their unprofitablefs, but also because they have much blinded the people, and obfcured the Glory of God, are worthy to be cut away, and clean rejected: Other there be, which although they have been deviled by man, yet it is thought good to referve them ftill, as well for a decent order in the Church (for the which they were first devifed) as because they pertain to edification, whereunto all things done in the Church (as the Apoftle teacheth) ought to be referred.

And al hough the keeping or omitting of a Ceremony in ittelf conficered, is but a small thing; yet the wilful and contemptuous tranfgreffion and breaking of a common Order and Discipline, is no finall offence before God. Let all things be done among you, faith Saint Paul in a jeemly and due Order: The appointment of the which Order pertaineth net to private men; therefore no man ought to take in hand, nor prefume to a point or alter any publick or common Order in Chritts Church, except he be lawfully called and authorized thereunto.

And whereas in this our time, the minds of men are fo diverte, that fome think it a great matter of conscience to depart from a piece of the leaft of their Ceremonies, they be fo addicted to their old cuftoms; and again on the other fide, fome be fo new-fangled, that they would innovate all things, and fo defpife the old, that nothing can like them, but that is new: It was thought expedient, not fo much to have respect how to pleafe and fatisfy either of thefe parties, as how to please God, and profit them both. And yet left any man should be offended, whom good reafon might fatisfy, here be certain caufes rendered, why fome of the accustomed Ceremonies be put away, and fome retained and kept ftill.

Some are put away becaufe the great excefs and multitude of them hath to increated in thefe latter days, that the burden of them was intolerable; whereof Saint Augustine in his time complained, that they were grown to fuch a number,that the eftate of Chriftian people was in worfe cafe concerning that matter, than were the Jews. And he counfelled, that fuch yoke and burden thould be taken away, as time would ferve quietly to do it. But what would Saint Augustine have faid, if he had feen the Ceremonies of late days ufed among us; whereunto the multitude ufed in his time was not to be compared? This our exceffive multitude of Ceremonies was fo great, and many of them fo dark, that they did more confound and

darken, than declare and fet forth Chrifts benefits unto us. And befides this, Chrifts Gofpel is not a ceremonial Law Cas much of Majes Law was but it is a Religion to ferve God, not in bondage of the figure or thedow, but in the freedom of the Spirit; being content only with thofe Ceremonies, which do feive to a decent Orger and godly Difcipline, and fuch as be apt to ftir up the dull mind of man to the remembrance of his duty to God, by fome notable and fpecial fignification, whereby he might be edified. Furthermore, the moft weighty caufe of the abolishment of certain Ceremonies was, That they were fo far abufed; partly by the fuperftitious blind nefs of the rude and unlearned, and partly by the unfatiable avarice of fuch as fought more their own lucre, than the Glory of God, that the abufes could not well te taken away, the thing remaining ftill.

But now as concerning thofe perfons, which peradventure will be offended, for that fome of the old Ceremonies are retained ftill: If they confider that without fome Ceremonies it is not poffible to keep any Order, or quiet Difcipline in the Church, they fhall eafily perceive juft cause to reform their Judgments. And if they think much that any of the old do remain, and would rather have all devifed anew: Then furh men granting fome Ceremonies convenient to be had, furely where the old may be well ufed, there they cannot reasonably reprove the old only for their age, without bewraying of their own folly. For in fuch a cafe they ought rather to have reverence unto them for their Antiquity, if they will declare themselves to be more ftudious of Unity and Concord, than of innovations and new-fangienefs, which (as much as may be with true fetting forth of Chrifts Religion) is always to be efchewed. Furthermore, fuch fhall have no juft caufe with the Ceremonies reierved to be offended. For as thofe be taken away which were most abufed, and did burden mens confciences without any Caufe; fo the other that remain, are retained for a Difcipline and Order, which (upon juft Canfes) may be altered, and changed, and therefore are not to he esteemed equal with Gods Law. And moreover, they be neither dark nr dumb Ceremonies, but are fo fet forth, that every man may understand what they do inean, and to what ufe they do ferve. So that it is not like that they in time to come thould be abused as other have been. And in these our doings we condemn ao other Nations, nor prefcribe any thing but to our own people only: For we think it convenient that every Country should ufe fuch Ceremonies as they fhall think beft to the fetting forth of Gods Honcur and Glory, and to the reducing of the people to a molt perfect and godly living, without Error or Superftition; and that they fhould put away other things, which from time to time they perceive to be moft abufed, as in mens Ordinances it often chanceth diverfly in divers Countries.

¶The Order how the Pfalter is appointed to be read.

HE Pfalter fhall be read through once every Month,
as it is there appointed both for Morning and
Evening Prayer. But in February it shall be read
only to the twenty eighth, or twenty ninth day of

the Month.

And whereas January, March, May, July, August, Oftober, and December, have One and thirty days apiece; It is ordered that the fame Pfalms fhall be read the laft day of the faid Months,which were read the day before: So that the Plalter may begin again the first day of the next Month enfuing.

And whereas the CXIX Pfalm is divided into XXII Por

tions, and is over long to be read at one time; It is fo ordered, that at one time fhall not be read above four or five of the faid Portions.

The new Teftament is appointed for the fecond Leffons at Morning and Evening Prayer, and thall he read over orderly every year thrice, befides the Eriftles and Goipels; Excent the Apocalyps, out of which there are only certain proper Leflons appointed upon divers Featts.

And to know what Leilons fhall be read every day, look for the day of the Month in the Calendar following, and here ye thall find the Chapters that thall be read for the

And at the end of every Pfalm, and of every fuch Part of the CXIX Pfalm, fhall be repeated this Hymn:

Glory be to the Father,and to the Sen; and to the holy Gheft; As it was in the beginning, is new, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen.

Note, That the Pfalter followeth the Divifion of the Hebrews, and the Tranflation of the great English Bible, fet forth and ufed in the time of King Henry the Eighth, and Edward the Sixth.

The Order how the rest of the Holy Scripture is appointed to be read.

HE Cld Teftament is appointed for the firft Leffons
at Morning and Evening Prayer; fo as the most
part thereof will be read over every year once, as
a the Calendar is appointed.

Leffons both at Morning and Evening Prayers; except only
the Moveable Feafts which are not in the Calendar, and the
Immoveable, where there is a blank left in the Column of
Leffons; the proper Lefions for all which days are to be
found in the Table of proper Leffons.

And note, That whenfoever proper Pfalms or Leffons are appointed; then the Pfalms and Leffons of ordinary courfe appointed in the Pfalter and Calendar (if they be different) fhall be omitted for that time.

Note alfo. That the Colleft, Epiftle, and Gospel appointed for the Sunday, fhall ferve all the Week after, where it is not in this Book otherwife ordered.

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