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Put forth by the Convocation for the Province of
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A Litany for Wednesday and Friday Evenings ..
Prayers for Private Use ............
DIRECTIONS TO THE READER.
Directions as to standing and kneeling should be given by the Reader, when these are needed, on the principle of standing for praise and kneeling for prayer. As the Scripture Readings are short, sitting accommo. dation will not be usually needed. The Reader should give out the Hymns, verse by verse, until they are generally known.
So also he should read the whole of the Psalms, Canticles, and Responses, until the congregation is prepared to take part in saying these.
The Services are arranged on the foundation and principles of the Book of Common Prayer, as far as possible. None are provided for use on Sundays, because the Book of Common Prayer should then be adopted, which cannot be surpassed in excellence. This manual therefore only attempts to provide forms of united prayer for use on the mornings and evenings of week days.
Six of these are provided for use on the mornings and evenings of week days. They are purposely varied, to prevent monotony. The Hymns may be used at discretion, although two of these are incorporated in each Service to facilitate their use.
The Scripture Readings may, of course, be varied by others from the Word of God, but those selected are given for the convenience of Readers on shipboard.
Special Prayers and Thanksgivings on special occa. sions are provided, together with some Prayers for private use.
When all are assembled, let the Reader and Congre. gation (all standing) say,
THE APOSTLES' CREED. I BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth: And in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary, Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and buried, He descended into hell; The third day He rose again from the dead, He ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty ; From thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost; The Holy Catholic Church; The Communion of Saints; The Forgiveness of Sins. The