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New-York, August 1, 1831.
# to bereby certify, that this edition of the Common Prayer Book, Book of Offices, &c., (having been compared with the standard books, and corrected by the same) is permitted to be published as an edition duly compared agd corrected by a suitable person appointed for that purpose, as the canon directs.
BENJAMIN T. ONDERDONR.
Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the
TABLE OF CONTE N T S.
P 1 The Ratification of the Book of Common Prayer, . . . 2 The Preface, . . . . . . . 3 The Order how the Psalter is appointed to be read, . . . 4 The Order how the rest of the Holy Scripture is appointed to be read, . . . . . . . 5 Tables of Lessons of Holy Scripture, to be read at Morning and Evening Prayer throughout the year, . - - 6 The Calendar, . . . . . . 7 Tables and Rules for the Moveable and Immoveable Feasts, together with the days of Fastin and Abstinence throughout the year, . . . . . 8 Tables for finding the Holy-days, 9 The Order for Daily Morning Prayer, . . . . . . . . 10 The Order for Daily Evening Prayer, . . . . . . . 11. Prayers and Thanksgivings upon several occasions, to be used before the two final prayers of Morning and Evening Service,
12 The Collects, Epistles an Gospels, to be used throughout the year, .
13 The Order for the Administration of the Lord's Supper, or Holy Communion, . . . . 14 The Ministration of Public Baptism of Infants, to be used in the church, . . . . 15 The Ministration of Private Baptism of Children in
houses, . . . . . . .
RATIFICATION OF THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER.
By the Bishops, the Clergy, and the Laity of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, in Convention, this 16th Day of October, in the Year qf our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine.
This Convention having in their present Session, set forth A Book of Common
Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies
of the Church, do hereby establish the said book: And they declare it to be the Liturgy of this Church: And require, that it be received as such by all the members of the same: And this book shall be in use from and after the first day of October, in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety. (iv)