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The FORM of
Consecrating the O I L for the Sic K.
When the Oil for the Sick is to he consecrated, the Deacon immediately after the Nicene Creed in the Eucharijlick Service, shall bring a proper quantity of sweet Oil of Olives in a decent vessel to the Bijhop, who shall place h upon! the Altar; and then turning to the People, he /hall fay,
The Lord be with you.
Anfw. And with thy spirit.
Then Jhall the Deacon fay to the People', Let us pray.
"Then the People Jhall kneel down j and the Bi/hop turning to the Altar, and standing before it, Jhall Jay the following prayer.
£\ Almighty Lord God, who hast taught us by thy ^* holy Apostle Saint James, to anoint the#sick with oil, that they may attain their bodily health, and render thanks unto thee for the fame; look down we beseech thee, and bless and fane y^ tify here the Bishop is to make thejign of the cross over the Oil this thy creature of Oil, the juice of the olive: Grant, that those who shall be anointed therewith, may be delivered from all pains, troubles, and diseases both
of of body and mind, and from all the snares, temptations, and assaults of the powers of darkness, through our Lord Jesus Christ thy Son; who, with Thee and the Holy Ghost, liveth and reigneth ever one God, world without end. Amen. Then stall the Priest say the following Prayer.
Then the People jhall rise, and the Deacon Jhall carry the consecrated Oil into the Veftry, or to some other convenient place.
Note, every Priest must take care to apply to the BiJhop for consecrated Oil, who Jhall upon such their application furniJh them therewith.
And here it is to be noted concerning the Oil for Baptism, the Milk and Honey for the Baptized, the Chrism for Confirmation, and the Oil for the Sick; that if all or more than one of them are to he consecrated on the same day, they may be consecrated the one after the other, in the same order that they follow each other in this book.
Communion of the Sick.
When a sick person, not able to come to the church, is desirous to receive the Eucharist in his house, hi must give timely notice to the Priest, signifying also how many there are to communicate with him. Upon which the Pries, as soon as he conveniently may, Jhall carry a proper quantity os the cons" crated Eucharistick elements, which were reserved at the Publick Communion, to the sick persons house; where a convenient place and all things necessary being so prepared, that the Priest may reverently minister, he stall there administer the Holy Communion aster the form and manner sollowing.
The elements being covered with a fair white linen cloth, the Priest (or the Deacon, if he be there as well as the Priest) stall fay, The lntroit appointed for this occasion is part of the forty first Psalm.
Then stall be said the lntroit.
T5Lessed is he that considereth the poor and needy: .""* the Lord shall deliver him in the time of trouble.
The Lord preserve him, and keep him alive, that he may be blefled upon earth: and deliver not thou him into the will of his enemies.
The Lord comfort him when he lieth sick upon his bed: make thou all his bed in his sickness.
I said, Lord, be merciful unto me: heal my soul, for I have sinned against thee.
Mine enemies speak evil of me: When shall he die, and his name perish?
But be thou merciful unto me, O Lord: raise thou me up again, and I shall reward them.
By this I know thou favourest me: that mine enemy doth not triumph against me.
And when I am in.my health, thou upholdest me: and shalt set me before thy face for ever.
Blessed be the Lord God of Israel: world without end. Amen.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.
Then the Priest stall say to the People,
Then the People Jhall kneel, and the Priest stallsay,
A Lmighty God, unto whom all hearts be open, all ■*■*■ desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid; cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit,- that we may perfectly love thee, and worthily magnify thy holy name, through
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Then stall he read the ColleSl, as follow et h,
-A Lmighty ever-living God, maker of mankind, **■ who correctest those whom thou dost love, and chjistisest every one whom thou dost receive: we beseech thee to have mercy upon this thy servant visited Wfth thine hand ; and to grant, that he may take his sickness patiently, and recover his bodily health, j^it be thy gracious will; and that whensoever his soul shall depart from the body, it may be carried by thy holy ;angels into the region of the Blessed, through Jesus Christ our Lord* Amen.
Immediately after the ColleB the People stall rife, and the Priest or Deacon being turned, to them, stall read the Epistle, faying,
The Epistle is written in the twelfth chapter of the epistle to the Hebrews, beginning at the fifth verie»" ~* ---*..
MY son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, jnor faint when thou art rebuked of him: For whom the Lord loveth, he chasteneth) and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
\The Epistle ended, he stall fay,
Mer« endeth the Epistle,