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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. 1 Then the Bishop shall bless
TT And there shall none be adthem, saying thus :
mitted to the Holy Commu
nion, until such time as he be THE blessing of God All confirmed, or be ready, and I mighty, the Father, the desirous to be confirmed.
THE FORM OF
T The Laws respecting Matrimony, whether by publishing the Bans in Churches, or by License, being different in the seve
ral 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:-1 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. (This 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 mar neighbours; and there stand ried, he shall say, . ing together, the Man on the IT REQUIRE and charge you right hand, and the Woman I both, (as ye will answer at on the left, the Minister shall the dreadful day of judgment, say,
when the secrets of all hearts DEARLY beloved, we are shall be disclosed,)that if either
gathered together here in of you know any impediment, 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 upadvisedly or not lawful. lightly; but reverently, dis-151 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
tion, but if no impediments to God's holy ordinance; and shall be alleged, or suspect-thereto I plight thee my Troth. ed, the Minister shall say to Then shall they loose their the man,
Hands, and the Woman with M. W ILT thou have this her Right Hand taking the
Woman to thy wed Man by his Right Hand, ded Wife, to live together af- shall likewise say after the ter God's ordinance, in the holy Minister, estate of Matrimony ? Wilt N. take thee M. to my wedthou love her, comfort her, 1 ded Husband, to have and honour, and keep her, in sick- to hold, from this day forward, ness and in health ; and, for- for better for worse, for richer saking all others, keep thee only for poorer, in sickness and in unto her, so long as ye both health, to love, cherish, and to shall live?
obey, till death us do part, ac1 The Man shall answer, cording to God's holy ordiI will.
nance; and thereto I give thee T Then shall the Minister say
I Then shall they again loose _unto the Woman, N. W ILT thou have this
their Hands; and the Man Man to thy wed
shall give unto the Woman ded Husband, to live together
a Ring. And the Minister after God's ordinance, in the
taking the Ring shall deliholy estate of Matrimony?
ver it unto the Man, to put
it upon the fourth Finger of Wilt thou obey him, and serve
the Woman's Left Hand. him, love, honour, and keep
And the Man holding the him, in sickness and in health;
Ring there, and taught by and, forsaking all others, keep the Minister, sball say, thee only unto him, so long as ye both shall live?
W ITH this Ring I thee 11 The Woman shall answer,
V wed, and with all my I will.
ET, worldly goods I thee endow:
In the name of the Father, and T Then shall the Minister say, of the Son, and of the Holy
Who giveth this Woman to Ghost. Amen. be married to this Man ?
Then the Man leaving the T Then shall they give their Ring upon the fourth Fin
Troth to each other in this ger of the Woman's Left Manner:
Hand, the Minister shall say, 1 The Minister receiving the
Let us pray. Woman at her Father's orl NUR Father, who art in Friend's Hands, shall cause U Heaven, Hallowed be thy the Man with his Right Name; Thy Kingdom come; Iland to take the Wornan by Thy Will be done on Earth, as her Right Hand, and to say it is in Heaven; Give us this after him as followeth: day our daily bread; And forI M. take thee N. to my wed-give us our trespasses, as we Ided Wife, to have and to forgive those who trespass hold, from this day forward, for against us; And lead us not inbetter for worse, for richer for to temptation; But deliver us poorer, in sickness and in from evil. Amen. . . health, to love and to cherish, In ETERNAL God, Creator till death us do part, according! U and Preserver of all mankind, giver of all spiritual grace. I TORASMUCH as M. and the author of everlasting life; P N have consented toge 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, 11 And the Minister shall add through Jesus Christ our Lord. this Blessing : Amen.
IMOD the Father, God thie 1 Then shall the Minister join
Son, God the Holy Ghost, their Right Hands together, The Lord mercifully with his
bless, preserve, and keep you: and say, Those whom God hath joined
favour look upon you, and fill
you with all spiritual benedictogether, let no man put asun
tion and grace; that ye may so der.
live together in this life, that in T Then shall the Minister the world to come ye may have speak unto the Company : life everlasting. Amen.
THE ORDER FOR
Wellini / OUR haven
TWhen any person is sick, no-1 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. DEACE be to this House,
UR Father, who art in
Heaven, Hallowed be thy I and to all that dwell in it.
Ito 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 forDEMEMBER not, Lord,our give us our trespasses, as we for12 iniquities, nor the iniqui- give those who trespass 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.
1. Ans. Who putteth his trust Ans. Spare us, good Lord. l in thee. .