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thy servants, this man and this ful vine : upon the walls of thine woman, whom we bless in thy house; Name; that, as Isaac and Re- Thy children like the olivebecca lived faithfully together, branches : round about thy table. so these persons may surely per- Lo, thus shall the man be form and keep the vow and blessed : that feareth the Lord. covenant betwixt them made, The Lord from out of Sion (whereof this Ring given and shall so bless thee : that thou received is a token and pledge,) shalt see Jerusalem in prosperity and may ever remain in perfect all thy life long; love and peace together, and live Yea, that thou shalt see thy according to thy laws; through children's children : and peace Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

upon Israel. I Then shall the Priest join their the Son : and to the Holy Ghost;

Glory be to the Father, and to right hands together, and say,

As it was in the beginning, is Those whom God hath joined now, and ever shall be : world together let no man put asunder. without end. Amen. Then shall the Minister speak

for this Psalm. unto the people.

Deus misereatur. Psalm lxvii. FORASMUCHIcas Mccand N: GOD be merciful unto us, and

have consented together in bless holy wedlock, and have witness- light of his countenance, and be ed the same before God and this merciful unto us. company, and thereto have given That thy way may be known and pledged their troth either upon earth : thy saving health to other, and have declared the among all nations. same by giving and receiving of Let the people praise thee, O a Ring, and by joining of hands; God : yea, let all the people I pronounce that they be Man praise thee. and Wife together, In the Name Olet the nations rejoice and of the Father, and of the Son, be glad : for thou shalt judge and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. the folk righteously, and govern And the Minister shall add this

the nations upon earth.

Let the people praise thee, O Blessing.

God : yea, let all the people G Son, the Fatherio God the praise thee,

God Ghost, Then shall the earth bring bless, preserve, and keep you; forth her increase : and God, the Lord mercifully with his even our own God, shall give favour look upon you; and so us his blessing. fill you with all spiritual bene- God shall bless us : and all the diction and grace, that ye may ends of the world shall fear him. so live together in this life, that Glory be to the Father, and to in the world to come ye may the Son : and to the Holy Ghost; have life everlasting. Amen. As it was in the beginning, is

now, and ever shall be : world Then the Minister or Clerks, without end. Amen. going to the Lord's Table, shali say or sing this Psalm follows I The Psalm ended, and the Man ing.

and the Woman kneeling be

fore the Lord's Table, the Priest Beati omnes. Psalm cxxviii.

standing at the Table, and turn. LESSED are all they that ing his face towards them, shall

Lord, have mercy upon us. For thou shalt eat the labour Answer. Christ, have mercy of thine hands : 0 well is thee, upon us. and happy shalt thou be.

Minister. Lord, have mercy Thy wife shall be as the fruit- upon us.


his ways.


UR Father, which art in hea- , and virtuously brought up, to

ven, Hallowed be thy Name. thy praise and honour; through Thy kingdom come. Thy will be Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. O GOD, who by thy mighty

hast made all As we forgive them that trespass of nothing; wlio also (after other against us. And lead us not into things set in order) didst appoint, temptation; But deliver us from that out of man (created after evil. Amen.

thine own image and similitude) Minister. O Lord, save thy woman should take her beginservant, and thy handmaid; ning; and, knitting them toge

Answer. Who put their trust ther, didst teach that it should in thee.

never be lawful to put asunder Minister. O Lord, send them those whom thou by Matrimony help from thy holy place;

hadst made one : 0 God, who Answer. And evermore defend hast consecrated the state of Mathem.

trimony to such an excellent Minister. Be unto them a mystery, that in it is signified tower of strength,

and represented the spiritual marAnswer. From the face of their riage and unity betwixt Christ enemy:

and his Church; Look mercifulMinister. O Lord, hear our ly upon these thy servants, that prayer.

both this man may love his wife, Answer. And let our cry come according to thy Word, (as Christ unto thee.

did love his spouse the Church, Minister.

who gave himself for it, loving O GOD of Abraham, God of and cherishing, it even as his these thy servants, and sow the able, faithful and obedient to Isaac, God of Jacob, bless own flesh,) and also that this

woman may be loving and amiseed of eternal life in their hearts; her husband; and in all quietthat whatsoever in thy holy Word they shall profitably learn, they follower of holy and godly ma

ness, sobriety, and peace, be a may in deed fulfil the same.

trons. O Lord, bless them both, Look, O Lord, mercifully upon and grant them to inherit thy them from heaven, and bless them. And as thou didst send Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

everlasting kingdom; through thy blessing upon Abraham and Sarah, to their great comfort, so ? Then shall the Priest say, vouchsafe to send thy blessing upon these thy servants ; that ALMIGHTY God, who at they obeying thy will, and al- first parents, Adam and Eve, and

the beginning did create our way being in safety under thy did sanctify and join them togeprotection, may abide in thy love ther in marriage ; Pour upon you unto their lives' end; through the riches of his grace, sanctify Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

and bless you, that ye may please I This Prayer next following shall him both in body and soul, and

be omitted, where the Woman live together in holy love unto is past child-bearing.

your lives' end. Amen. O

MERCIFUL Lord, and

heavenly Father, by 'whose After which, if there be no gracious gift mankind is increas

Sermon declaring the duties of ed; We beseech thee, assist with

Man and Wife, the Minister thy blessing these two persons,

shall read as followeth. that they may both be fruitful A that intend to take the holy

LL ye that in procreation of children, and also live together so long in god estate of Matrimony upon you, ly love and honesty, that they hear what the holy Scripture may see their children christianly doth say as touching the duty

of husbands towards their wives, duty of the husband toward the and wives towards their hus- wife. Now likewise, ye wives, bands.

hear and learn your duties toward

your , the

Ephesians, the fifth Chapter, ly set forth in holy Scripture. doth give this commandment to Saint Paul, in the aforenamed all married men; Husbands, love Epistle to the Ephesians, teachyour wives, even as Christ also eth you thus; Wives, submit loved the Church, and gave yourselves unto your own hushimself for it, that he might bands, as unto the Lord. For sanctify and cleanse it with the the husband is the head of the washing of water, by the Word; wife, even as Christ is the head that he might present it to him- of the Church: and he is the self a glorious Church, not hav- Saviour of the body. Therefore ing spot, or wrinkle, or any such as the Church is subject unto thing; but that it should be Christ, so let the wives be to holy, and without blemish. So their own husbands in every ought men to love their wives thing. And again he saith, Let as their own bodies. He that the wife see that she reverence loveth his wife loveth himself: her husband. for no man ever yet hated his And in his Epistle to the Coown flesh, but nourisheth and lossians, Saint Paul giveth you cherisheth it, even as the Lord this short lesson; Wives, submit the Church: for we are mem- yourselves unto your own husbers of his body, of his flesh, bands, as it is fit in the Lord. and of his bones. For this cause Saint Peter also doth instruct shall a man leave his father and you very well, thus saying; Ye mother, and shall be joined un- wives, be in subjection to your to his wife; and they two shall own husbands; that, if any obey be one flesh. This is a great not the Word, they also may mystery; but I speak concern- without the Word be won by ing Christ and the Church. Ne- the conversation of the wives; vertheless, let every one of you while they behold your chaste in particular so love his wife, conversation coupled with fear. even as himself.

Whose adorning, let it not be Likewise the same Saint Paul, that outward adorning of plaitwriting to the Colossians, speak- ing the hair, and of wearing of eth thus to all men that are gold, or of putting on of apparel: married; Husbands, love your but let it be the hidden man of wives, and be not bitter against the heart, in that which is not them.

corruptible; even the ornament Hear also what Saint Peter, of a meek and quiet spirit, which the Apostle of Christ, who was is in the sight of God of great himself a married man, saith price. For after this manner in unto them that are married; the old time the holy, women Ye husbands, dwell with your also, who trusted in God, adornwives according to knowledge; ed themselves, being in subjecgiving honour unto the wife, as tion unto their own husbands; unto the weaker vessel, and as even as Sarah obeyed Abraham, being heirs together of the grace calling him lord; whose daughof life, that your prayers be not ters ye are as long as ye do hindered.

well, and are not afraid with any Hitherto ye have heard the 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.



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,


Answer. From the face of his PEACE be to this house, and


Minister. O Lord, hear our When he cometh into the sick

prayers. man's presence he shall say,

Answer. And let our cry come kneeling down,

unto thee. EMEMBER not, Lord, our

Minister. R of our forefathers : Spare us, good O LORD, look down from hea

ven, behold, visit, and reLord, spare thy people, whom lieve this thy servant. Look upon thou hast redeemed with thy him with the eyes of thy mercy, most precious blood, and be not give him comfort and sure conangry with us for ever.

fidence in thee, defend him from Answer. Spare us, good Lord. the danger of the enemy, and

keep him in perpetual peace and I Then the Minister shall say, safety; through Jesus Christ our Let us pray.

Lord. Amen. Lord, have mercy upon us.

EAR us, Almighty and most Christ, have mercy upon us.

merciful God and Saviour; Lord, have mercy upon us. extend thy accustomed goodness 09 UR Father, which art in hea- to this thy servant who is grieved

ven, Hallowed be thy Name. with sickness. Sanctify, we behy kingdom come. Thy will be seech thee, this thy fatherly cordone in earth, As it is in heaven. rection to him ; that the sense of Give us this day our daily bread. his weakness may add strength And forgive us our trespasses,

to his faith, and seriousness to As we forgive them that trespass his repentance: That, if it shall against us. And lead us not into be thy good pleasure to restore temptation ; But deliver us from him to his former health, he may evil. Amen.

lead the residue of his life in thy Minister. O Lord, save thy ser- fear, and to thy glory: or else, vant;

give him grace so to take thy Answer. Which putteth his visitation, that, after this paintrust in thee.

ful life ended, he may dwell with Minister. Send him help from thee in life everlasting ; through

Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. thy holy place;

Answer. And evermore migh- Then shall the Minister exhort tily defend him.

the sick person after this form, Minister. Let the enemy have

or other like. no advantage of him;

EARLY beloved, know this, Answer. Nor the wicked ap

is proach to hurt him.

Lord of life and death, and of Minister. Be unto him, O Lord, all things to them pertaining, a strong tower,

as youth, strength, health, age,

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weakness, and sickness. Where- | venly Father's correction, whenfore, whatsoever your sickness is, soever by any manner of adverknow you certainly, that it is sity it shall please his gracious God's visitation. And for what goodness to visit us. And there cause soever this sickness is sent should be no greater comfort to unto you; whether it be to try Christian persons, than to be your patience for the example of made like unto Christ, by sufothers, and that your faith may fering patiently adversities, troube found in the day of the Lord bles, and sicknesses. For he laudable, glorious, and honour- himself went not up to joy, but able, to the increase of glory and first he suffered pain; he entered endless felicity; or else it be sent not into his glory before he was unto you to correct and amend crucified. So truly our way to in you whatsoever doth offend eternal joy is to suffer here with the eyes of your heavenly Fa- Christ; and our door to enter ther; know you certainly, that into eternal life is gladly to die if you truly repent you of your with Christ; that we may rise sins, and bear your sickness pa- again from death, and dwell with tiently, trusting in God's mercy, him in everlasting life. Now for his dear Son Jesus Christ's therefore, taking your sickness, sake, and render unto him hum- which is thus profitable for you, ble thanks for his fatherly visita- patiently, I exhort you, in the tion, submitting yourself wholly Name of God, to remember the unto his will, it shall turn to profession which you made unto your profit, and help you for God in your Baptism. And forward in the right way that lead asmuch as after this life there is eth unto everlasting life.

an account to be given unto the

righteous Judge, by whom all 1 If the person visited be very must be judged, without respect sick, then the Curate may end

of his exhortation in this place, or

persons, I require you to exelse proceed.

amine yourself and your estate,

both toward God and man; so T YAKE therefore in good part that, accusing and condemning

the chastisement of the Lord: yourself for your own faults, you For (as Saint Paul saith in the may find mercy at our heavenly twelfth Chapter to the Hebrews) Father's hand for Christ's sake, whom the Lord loveth he chas- and not be accused and conteneth, and scourgeth every son demned in that fearful judgewhom he receiveth. If ye endurement. Therefore I shall rehearse chastening, God dealeth with you to you the Articles of our Faith, as with sons ; for what son is he that you may know whether you whom the father chasteneth not? do believe as a Christian man But if ye be without chastise- should, or no. ment, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not Here the Minister shall rehearse sons. Furthermore, we have had the Articles of the Faith, saying fathers of our flesh, which cor

thus, rectednus; andWee save them DOST thou believe in Gode the reverence: shall we not much

Father Maker of rather be in subjection unto the heaven and earth? Father of spirits, and live? For And in Jesus Christ his only: they verily for a few days chas- begotten Son our Lord ? And tened us after their own pleasure; that he was conceived by the but he for our profit, that we Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin might be partakers of his holi- Mary; that he suffered under ness. These words, good brother, Pontius Pilate, was crucified, are written in holy Scripture for dead, and buried; that he went our comfort and instruction ; down into hell, and also did rise that we should patiently, and again the third day; that he aswith thanksgiving, bear our hea- 1 cended into heaven, and sitteth

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