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adorned themselves, being in fubjection unto their own hufbands; even as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him Lord; whofe daughters ye are as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement. 1S. PET. II. It is convenient that the new married perfons fhould receive the Hory Communion at the time of their marriage, or at the first opportunity after their Marriage.
* The ORDER for the
When any person is fick, notice shall be given thereof to the Minister of the Parish; who coming to the fick per»
EA CE be to this houfe, and to all that dwell in it.
EMEMBER not, Lord, our iniquities, nor the iniquities of our forefathers. Spare us good Lord, fpare thy people, whom thou haft redeemed with thy molt precious blood, and be not angry with us for Anfw. Spare us good Lord.
Then the Minifler fhall fay,
Let us Pray
Lord, have mercy upon us.
UK Father, which art in heaven ; Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come.
Antw. And evermore mightily defend him.
Minifter. Let the enemy have no advantage of him;
Thy will be done in trefpaffes as we forgive Amen.
LORD, look down from heaven, behold, visit, and relieve this thy fervant. Look upon him with the eyes of thy mercy, give him comfort and fure confidence in thee, defend him from the danger of the en my, and keep him in perpetual peace and fafety, through Jefus Christ our Lord. Amen.
EAR us, Almighty and most merciful God and Saviour; extend thy aceuftomed goodness to this thy fervant, who is grieved with fickness. Sanctify, we beseech thee, this thy fatherly correction to him; that the fenfe of his weakness may add ftrength to his faith, and ferioufnefs to his repentance. That it it fhould be thy good pleasure to reflore him to his former health, he may lead the refidue of his life in thy fear, and to thy glory or elfe give him grace fo to take thy vifitation, that after this painful life ended, he may dwell with thee in life everlafling, through Jefus Christ our Lord. Amen.
This Office feems to be founded upon James 5, 14. Is any fick among you? let him call for the Elders of the church; and let them pray over him." But tho' the effectual te vent Prayer of a righteous Man availeth much, tho' the comforts of Religion are inore peculiarly acceptable in times of ficknefs and Affliction, yet let every Man beware H
Then fball the Mixifier exhort the fick perfon after this form or other like:
EARLY beloved, know this, that Almighty God is the Lord of life and death, and of all things to them pertaining, as youth, ftrength, health, age, weakness, and ficknefs. Wherefore, whatsoever your fickn. fs is, know you certainly, that it is Gods vifitation. And for what cause foever this fickaefs is feat unto you, whether it be to try your patience for the example of others, and that your faith may be found, in the day of the Lod, lauda.le, glorious and honourable, to the encrease of glory and endless felicity; or else it
be fent auto you to correct and amend in you whatfcever doth offend the eyes of your heavenly. Father; know you certainly, that if you truly repent you of your fins and bear your fickness patiently, truiting in rod's mer cy, for his dear Son Jefus Chrift's fake, and render unto him humble thack for his fatherly vifitation, fubmitting your elf wholly unto his will; it fhall turn to your profit, and help you forward in the right way that leadeth unto everlasting life..
If the Perfon vifited be very fick, then the Curate may end bis Exhortation in this place, or else proced; ( TAKE therefore in good part the chafifement of the Lord: For (as St. Paul faith in the twelfth Chapter
If ye endure chaftening, God dealeth with you as with fons; for what fon is he whom the fathe. chafteneth not? But if ye be without chaft fement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye baftards, and not ions. Further more, we have had fathers of our flesh, which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: fhall we not much rather be in fubjection unto the Father of Spirits, and live? For they ver:ly for a few days chattened us after their own pleasure ; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holinefs. Thele words, good bre ther, are written in holy Scripture for our comfort and inftruction, that we should patiently, and with thankf giving, bear our heavenly Fathers correction, whenfoever by any manner of adverlity it thait pleate his gra cious goodness to vifit us. And there fhould be no greater comfort to Christian perfons, than to be made like unto Chrift, by fuffering patiently adverfities, troubles, and fickneffes. For he himieli went not up to joy, but first he suffered pain; he entered nct his glory before he was crucified. So truly our way to eternal joy is to fuffer here with Chrift; and our door to enter into eternal life is gladly to die with Chrift: that we may rife again from death, and dwell with him in everlasting life. Now therefore taking your fickneis, which is thus profitable for you, patiently, I exhort you in the Name of God to remember the profeffion which you made unto God in your Baptifm. And forafmuch as after this life there is an account to be given unto the righteous Judge, by whom all muft be judged without refpect of perfons; I require you to examine yourfelf and your cftate, both toward God and man; to that accufing and condemning yourfeit for your own faults, you may find mercy at our heavenly Fathers hand for Chrill's fake, and not be accufed and condemned in that tearful judgment. Therefore I fhall rehearse to you the Articles of our Faith, that you may know whether you do believe as a Chriftian man fhould, or no.
Articles of the Faith, faying thus,
Here the Minifter fhall rehearse the OST thou believe in God the Father Aimighty, And in Jefus Chrift his only begotten Son our Lord? And that he was conceived by the Holy Ghoft born of the Virgin Mary; that he fuffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified dead, and buried; that he weat down into Hell, and also did rife again the third days that he afcended into Heaven, and fitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; and from thence hall come again at the end of the world, to judge the quick and the dead?
And doft thou believe in the Holy Ghoft; the holy Catholick Church; the Communion of faints; the Remiflion of fins; the Refurrection of the nefh; and everlasting life after death?
The fick Perfon fhall answer,
All this I fted faftly believe.
Then shall the Minister examine whether be repent him truly of his fins, and be in charity with all the world: exbonting him to forgive, from the bottom of his heart, all perfons that have offended him; and if he bath offended any other to ask them forgiveness; and where he hath doneinjury or wrong to any man, that he make amends to the utmost of his power. And if be baib not before dijpojea of his goods, let him then be admonished to make bis Will, and to declare bis Debts, what he oweth, and what is owing unto him, for the better discharging of his Cons fcience, and the quietness of his Executors. But men should often be put in remembrance to take order for the jet• ...tling of their temporal eftates whilst they are in health.
These words before rehearsed, may be jaid before the Minifter begin his Prayer, as he shall see causes The Minister fhould not omit earnestly to move fuch fick perfons as are of ability to be liberal to the poor. Here shall the fick perfon be moved to make a special Confession of his fins, if he feel his Conference troubled with any weighty matter. After which Confeffion, the priest bail abfolve wim (if be humbly and beartily defire) after this fort:
UR Lord Jefus Chrißt, who hath left power to his Church to abfolve all finners who truly repent, and be lieve in him, of his great mercy forgive thee thine offences: And by his authority committed to me, I abfolve thee from all thy fins, In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. And then the Prieft fhall jay the following Colle
Let us pray.
MOST merciful God, who according to the multitude of thy mercies, doft fo put away the fins of thofe who truly repent, that thou remembereft them no more; Open thine eye of mercy upon this thy fetvant, who moft earnestly defireth pardon and forgiveness. Renew in him, moft loving Father, whatsoever hath been decayed by the fraud and malice of the devil, or by his own carnal will and frailnefs; preferve and continue this fick member in the unity of the Church; confider his contrition, accept his tears, affwage his pain, að
fhall feem to thee most expedient for him and forafmuch as he putteth his full tuft only in thy mercy, impute not! urto him his former fins; but ftrengthen him with thy blessed Spirit; and when thou art pleafed to take him hence, take him unto thy favour thro' the merits of thy most dearly beloved Son Jefus Christ our Lord, Amen, Then the Minifter fall fay the 71st Pfalm. Adding this; 3. humbly befeech thee, O Lord. Saviour of the world, who by thy crofs and precious blood haft redeemed us, Save us, and help us, we
Then fall the Prieft fay,
HE Almighty Lord, who is a moft ftrong tower to all them that put their trust in him; to whom all make thee know and feel, that there is none other Name under heaven given to man, in whom, and through. whom thou mayeft receive health and filvation, but only the Name of our Lord Jefus Chrilt. Amen. And after that fall say,
NTO God's gracious mercy and protection we commit thee: The Lord bless thee, and keep theep The Lord make his face to fhine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee; The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace, both now and evermore. Prayer for a fick Child.
to whom alene
the iffaes of life and death & look down from Heaven, we beseech thee, with the eyes of mercy upon this Child now lying upon the bed of fickness : vifit him, O Lord, with thy falvation, deliver him in thy good appointed time from his bodily pain, and fave his foul for thy mercies fake. That if it fhall be thy pleasure to prolong his days here on earth, he may live to thee, and be an inftrument of thy glory, by ferving thee faithfully, and doing good in his generation or elfe receive him into thofe heavenly habitations, where the fouls of them that fleep in the Lord Jefus enjoy perpetual rest and felicity. Grant this, O Lord, for thy mercies fake, in the fame thy Son our Lord Jefus Chrift, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the holy Ghoil; ever one God, world without end. Amen. A Prayer for a fick Perfon, when there appeareth Small hope of recovery.
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Father of mercies, and God of all comfort, our only help in time of need; We fly unto thee for fuccour in behalf of this thy fervant, here lying under thy hand in great weakness of body. Look graciously upon him, O Lord; and the more the outward man decayeth, ftrengthen him, we beseech thee, fo much the more continually with thy grace and Holy Spirit in the inner man. Given him unfeigned repentance for all the errors of his life paft, and ftedfaft faith in thy Son Jefus, that his fins may be done away by thy mercy, and his pardon fealed in heaven, before he go hence, and be no more feen. We know, O Lord, that there is no word impoffible with thee; and that if thou wilt, thou canft even yet raife him up, and granthian a longer continuance amongst us. Yet, forafmuch as in all appearance the time of his diffolution draweth near, fo fit and prepare him we beseech thee, against the hour of death, that after his departure hence in peace, and in thy favour, his foul may be received into thine everlasting kingdom, through the merits and mediation of Jefus Christ thine only Son, our Lord and Saviour. Amen.
A commendatory Prayer for a fick perfon at the point of departure.
O Almighty God, with whom do live the fpirits of juft men made perfect, after they are delivered from
their earthly prifons; we humbly commend the foul of this thy fervant, our dear brother, into thy hands, as into the hands of a faithful Creator, and moft merciful Saviour; moft humbly beseeching thee, that it may be precious in thy fight. Wash it, we pray thee, in the blood of that immaculate Lamb, that was flain to take away the fins of the world; that whatfoever defilements it may have contracted in the midst of this miferable and naughty world, through the lufts of the flesh, or the wiles of Satan, being purged and done. a. way, it may be prefented pure and without spot before thee. And teach us who furvive, in this and other likedaily fpectacles of mortality, to fee how frail and uncertain our own condition is, and fo to number our days, that we may seriously apply our hearts to that holy and heavenly wisdom, whilft we live here, which may in the end bring us to live everlafting, through the merits of Jefus Christ, thine only fan our Lord. Amen. A Prayer for Perfons troubled in mind or in conftience.
compaffion upon this thy afflicted fervant. Thou writeft bitter things against him, and makeft him to poffefs his former iniquities; thy wrath lieth hard upon him, and his foul is full of trouble: But, O merciful God, who haft written thy holy Word for our learning, that we, through patience and comfort of thy. holy Scriptures might have hope; give him a right understanding of himself, and of thy threats and promifes, that he may neither caft away his confidence in thee, nor place it any where but in thee. Give him ftrength against all his temptations, and heal all his diftempers. Break not the bruited reed, nor quench the fmoaking" Bax. Shut not up thy tender mercies in difpleature; but make him to hear of joy and gladness, that the bones which thou haft broken may rejoice. Deliver him from fear of the enemy, and lift up the light of thy countenance upon him, and give him peace, through the merits and mediation of Jefus Chrift our Lord..
§ The COMMUNION of the SICK.
The foundi İNEMA
everliving God, maker of who doft correct those whom thou dost
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chaflife every one whom thou doft receive; We befeech thee to have mercy upon this thy fervant, vifited with thine hand and to grant that he may take his fickness patiently, and recover his bodily health (if it he thy gracious will) and whenfoever his foul fhall depart from the body, it may be without spot prefented unto thee, through Jefus Christ our Lord. Amen. The Epifile. Hebr. 12. 5. ang dum kanan dia new geodeti 94 AY fon, defpife not thou the chaftening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him. For whom the Lord loveth, he chafteneth; and fcourgeth every fon whom he receiveth. The Gospel. S. John 5. 24. ERILY, verily I fay unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that fent me, hath ever
*The Order for the Burial of the DEAD.
Here is to be noted,
That the Office infuing is not to be used for any that die unbaptized, or excommunicate, or have laid violent bands upon themselves.
The Priest and Clerks meeting the Corps at the entrance of the Church-yard, and going before it, either into the Church, or towards the Grave, fhall fay or fing,
Am the refurrection and the life, faith the Lord: he that believeth in
John 11. 25,
he live. And whofoever liveth and believeth in me, fhall never di me, though he were dead, yet shall I know that my Redeemer
after my skin worms deftroy this body; yet in my fiefh fhall I fee God: whom thall fee for myfelf, a mine eyes fhall behold and not another. Job 19. 25. 26. 27. The Lord Job 3. 21.
away; be name
Ebrought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
OW is Chrift rifen from the dead, and become the firft-fruits of them that fl pt. For fince by man
Na came death, by man came alfo the refurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even fo in Chri
fhall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Chrift the first fruits; afterward they that are Chrifts, at his coming. Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the father; when he shall have put down all rule, and all authority and power. For he must reign till he hath put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death: For he hath put all thing, under his feet. But when he faith all things are put under him, it is manifeft that he is excepted which did put all things under him. And when all things fhall be fubdued unto him, then hall the fon alfo himself be fubject unto hin, that put all things under him, that God may be all in all. Eife what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, the dead rife not at all? Why are they then baptized for the dead? And why stand we in jeopardy every hour? I proteft by your rejoicing which I have in Chrift Jefus our Lord, I die daily. If after the manner of men I have fought with beafts at F.phefus, what advantageth it me it the dead rife not? Let us eat and drink, for to morrow we die Be not deceived; evil communications corrupt good manners Awake to righteoufnefs, and in not for fome have not the knowledge of God: I fpeak this to your fhame. But fome man will fay, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come ? Thou fool, that which thou fowelt is not quickened except it die. And that which thou fowell, thou foweit not that body that fhall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of fome other grain. But God giveth it a body, as it hath pleafed him, and to every feed his own body. All flesh is not the fame flesh, but there is one kind of fieth of men, another fleth of beafts, another of fishes, and another of birds. There are alfo celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial; but the glory of the celeftial is one, and the glory of the ter eftrial is another. There is one glory of the fun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the itars; for one ftar differeth from another ftar in glory. So alfo is the refurr etion of the dead: It is fown in corruption; it is raifed in incorruption; It is fown in difhonour; it is raised in glory; it is fown in weakness; it is raifed in power: It is fown a natural body; it is raised a fpiritual body. There is a natu al body, and there is a fpiritual body. And fo it is written, The firft man
People ought to be careful that the defign of this Office be not mistaken. For tho' it is very commendabic for a fick Perfon thus publickly to profefs his Faith in Chrift, and his Communion with the Church: yet it ought by no means to be looked upon as a Popish Viaticum; o as that it may be
iving it will
fuppofed the receiving it will make a full Atonement for a Life of Iniquity, and procure a fate Passage to Heaven. This Office feems to be very properly adapted to the ferious occafion for which it is defigned. 'Tis highly folemn and affecting, fublime and comfortable. For whilft it raifes
Adam was made a living foul, the faft Adam was made a quickening fpirit. Howbeit, that was not fi:ft which is fpiritual; but that which is natural, and afterward that which is fpiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy the fecond man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, fuch are they that are earthy and as is the heavenly, fuch are they alfo that are heavenly. And as we have born the image of the earthy, we shall alfo bear the image of the heavenly. Now this I fay, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I fhew you a mystery: We fhall not all fleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the laft trump; (for the trumpet shall found and the dead fhall be raise incorruptible and we shall be changed) For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal mult put on immortality. So when this corruptible fhall have put on incorrup tion, and this mortal fhall have put on immortality, thea fhall be brought to pass the fay ng that is written, Death is fwallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy fting? O grave, where is thy victory? The fting of death is fin, and the ftrength of fin is the law. But thanks be to God which giveth us the victory, through our Lord Jefus Chrift. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye fted faft, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forafmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the the Lord.
When they come to the Grave, while the corps is made ready to be laid into the earth the Priest shall say, or the Prieft and Clerks full fing,
AN that is born of a woman, hath but a fhort time to live, and is full of mifery. He cometh up, and is cut down like a flower; he fleeth as it were a fhadow, and never continueth in one stay. In the midft of life we are in death: Of whom may we feck for fuccour, but of thee, O Lord, who for our fins art july displeased?
Yet, O Lord God mott holy, O Lord most mighty, O holy and most merciful Saviour, deliver us not into the bitter pains of eternal death.
Thou knoweft, I ord, the fecrets of our hearts, fhut not thy merciful ears to our Prayers; but fpare us, Lord molt holy, O God moft mighty, O holy and merciful Saviour, thou most worthy Judge eternal, fuffer us not at our last hour for any pains of death to fall from thees
Then while the earth fhall be caft upon the body by fome standing by, the Prieft fhall fay, ORASMUCH as it hath pleafed Almighty God of his great mercy to take unto himself the foul of our dear bother here departed, we therefore commit his body to the ground; earth to earth, afhes to afhes, dult to duft, in fure and certain hope of the refurrection to eternal life, through our Lord Jefus Chrift, who fhall change our vile body, that it may be like unto his glorious body, according to the mighty working, whereby he is able to fubdue all things to himself.
Then shall be faid or Jung. Heard a voice from heaven, faying unto me, Write; From henceforth bleffed are the dead which die in the Rev. 14. 13.
I Lord; even fo faith the Spirit; for they reft from their labours.
Then hall the Priest fay,
heaven; Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in
UR Father, which art in earth as it is in heaven. them that trefpafs against us.
IMIGHTY God, with whom do live the fpirits of them that depart hence in the Lord, and with whom the fouls of the faithful, after they are delivered from the burden of the fleth, are in joyand felicity; We give thee hearty thanks, for that it hath pleafed thee to deliver this our brother out of the miferies of this finful world; befeeching thee that it may please thee of thy gracious goodnefs, thortly to accomplish the number of thine elect, and to hatten thy kingdom; that we, with all thofe that are departed in the true faith of thy holy Name, may have our perfect confumation and bliss, both in body and foul, in thy eternal and everlasting glory, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
the and in whofoever believeth, shall live, though he die; and whofoever liveth and believeth in him, fhall not die eternally; who also hath taught us (by his holy Apostle Saint Paul) not to be forty as men without hope, for them that fleep in him; We meekly befeech thee, O Father, to raise us from the death of fin unto the life of righteousness; that when we fhall depart this life, we may rest in him, as our hope is this our brother doth, and that at the general refurrection in the last day we may be found acceptable in thy fight, and receive that blefling which thy well-beloved Son fhall then pronounce to all that love and fear thee, faying, Come, ve
in us an humiliating fenfe of our Mortality; it infpires eternal Life through Jefus Christ.. us, with the joyful hopes of a bleffed Refurrection to