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wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the Word, they also may without the Word be won by the conversation of the wives; while they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. Whose adorning, let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible; even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. For .#. this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands; even as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord; whose daughters ye are as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.

hear and learn your duties to-
ward your husbands, even as it
is plainly set forth in holy Scrip-
ture.
Saint Paul, in the aforenamed
Epistle to the Ephesians, teach-
eth you thus; Wives, submit
yourselves unto your own hus-
bands, as unto the Lord. For
the husband is the head of the
wife, even as Christ is the head
of the Church : and he is the Sa-
viour of the body. Therefore as
the Church is subject unto Christ,
so let the wives be to their own
husbands in every thing. And
again he saith, Let the wife see
that she reverence her husband.
And in his Epistle to the Co-
lossians, Saint Paul giveth you
this short lesson; Wives, submit
yourselves unto your own hus-
bands, as it is fit in the Lord.
Saint Peter also doth instruct
you very well, thus saying; Ye

* 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.

THE

THANKSGIVING OF WOMEN AFTER CHILD-BIRTH,

COMMONLY CALLED,

THE CHURCHING OF WOMEN.

The Woman, at the usual time after her Delivery, shall come into the Church decently apparelled, and there shall kneel down in some convenient place, as hath been accustomed, or as the Ordinary shall direct: And then the Priest shall say unto her,

LORASMUCH as it hath righteous : yea, our God is mer

T pleased Almighty God of his ciful. goodness to give you safe deli- The Lord preserveth the simverance, and hath preserved you ple : I was in misery, and he in the great danger of Child- helped me. birth; you shall therefore give Turn again then unto thy rest, hearty thanks unto God, and say, O my soul : for the Lord hath ( Then shall the Priest say the cxvith rewarded thee. Psalm,)

And why? thou hast deliverDilexi quoniam.

| ed my soul from death : mine I Am well pleased : that the eyes from tears, and my feet

Lord hath heard the voice of from falling. my prayer;

I will walk before the Lord : That he hath inclined his ear in the land of the living. unto me : therefore will I call I believed, and therefore will upon him as long as I live. I speak; but I was sore trou

The snares of death compass- bled : I said in my haste, All ed me round about : and the men are liars. pains of hell gat hold upon me. What reward shall I give unto

I found trouble and heaviness, the Lord : for all the benefits and I called upon the Name of that he hath done unto me? the Lord : O Lord, I beseech! I will receive the cup of salvathee, deliver my soul.

tion : and call upon the Name of Gracious is the Lord, and the Lord.

I will pay my vows now in the now, and ever shall be : world presence of all his people : in the without end. Amen. courts of the Lord's house, even in the midst of thee, O Jerusa

I Then the Priest shall say, lem. Praise the Lord.

Let us pray. Glory be to the Father, and Lord, have mercy upon us. to the Son : and to the Holy Christ, have mercy upon us. Ghost;

Lord, have mercy upon us. As it was in the beginning, is NUR Father, which art in heanow, and ever shall be : world

ven, Hallowed be thy Name. without end. Amen.

Thy kingdom come. Thy will be Or, Psal. cxxvii. Nisi Dominus.

done in earth, As it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread. DXCEPT the Lord build the And forgive us our trespasses,

U house : their labour is but As we forgive them that tres. lost that build it.

pass against us. And lead us Except the Lord keep the

not into temptation; But delicity : the watchman waketh but

ver us from evil: For thine is in vain.

the kingdom, The power, and It is but lost labour that ye the glory, For ever and ever. haste to rise up early, and so late Amen. take rest, and eat the bread of Minister: O Lord, save this carefulness : for so he giveth his woman thy servant; beloved sleep.

Answer. Who putteth her trust Lo, children and the fruit of in thee. the womb : are an heritage and Minister. Be thou to her a gift that cometh of the Lord. I strong tower : Like as the arrows in the hand

Answer. From the face of her of the giant : even so are the

enemy. young children.

Minister. Lord, hear our Happy is the man that hath

prayer. his quiver full of them : they

Answer. And let our cry come shall not be ashamed when they

unto thee. speak with their enemies in the gate.

Minister. Let us pray. Glory be to the Father, and Almighty God, we give to the Son : and to the Holy

U thee humble thanks for that Ghost;

thou hast vouchsafed to deliver As it was in the beginning, is this woman thy servant from the great pain and peril of Child- thy will, in this life present; and birth; Grant, we beseech thee, also may be partaker of everlastmost merciful Father, that she, ing glory in the life to come; through thy help, may both faith- through Jesus Christ our Lord. fully live, and walk according to Amen.

* The Woman, that cometh to give her Thanks, must offer accustomed Offerings; and, if there be a Communion, it is convenient that she receive the holy Communion.

THE

FORM AND MANNER

OF

MAKING, ORDAINING, AND CONSECRATING

of BISHOPS, PRIESTS, AND DEACONS,

ACCORDING TO THE ORDER OF
The United Church of England and Jreland.

THE PREFACE. IT is evident unto all men diligently reading the holy Scripture and ancient Authors, that from the Apostles' time there have been these Orders of Ministers in Christ's Church ; Bishops, Priests, and Deacons. Which Offices were evermore had in such reverend Estimation, that no man might presume to execute any of them, except he were first called, tried, examined, and known to have such qualities as are requisite for the same ; and also by publick Prayer, with Imposition of Hands, were approved and admitted thereunto by lawful Authority. And therefore, to the intent that these Orders may be continued, and reverently used and esteemed, in the United Church of England and Ireland ; no man shall be accounted or taken to be a lawful Bishop, Priest, or Deacon in the United Church of England and Ireland, or suffered to execute any of the said Functions, except he be called, tried, examined, and admitted thereunto, according to the Form hereafter following, or hath had formerly Episcopal Consecration, or Ordination.

And none shall be admitted a Deacon, except he be Twenty-three years of age, unless he have a Faculty. And every man which is to be admitted a Priest shall be full Four-and-twenty years old. And every man which is to be ordained or consecrated Bishop shall be fully Thirty years of age.

And the Bishop, knowing either by himself, or by sufficient testimony, any Person to be a man of virtuous conversation, and without crime ; and, after examination and trial, finding him learned in the Latin Tongue, and sufficiently instructed in holy Scripture, may at the times appointed in the Canon, or else, on urgent occasion, upon some other Sunday or Holy-day, in the face of the Church, admit him a Deacon, in such manner and form as hereafter followeth.

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