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rT1H E proper persons to administer in all the solemn parts of publick worJhip, are the Bijhops; and in their absence and by their permijjion the Presbyters or Priests, and both as minijlred to by the Deacons.

If there be no Deacon belonging to any particular church, what is in this book ordered to be performed by him, must be done by the Priest.

Note, that where-ever in this book the People are appointed to do any thing, the Deacon and all the Clergy present (except the Officiating Priest) are supposed to be included in the rule, unless it be otherwise particularly ordered.

Jt is to be noted, that such ornaments of the Church

and of the Clergy at all times of their ministration\

shall be retained and be in use, as were in the Church

of England in the second year of the reign os King

Edward the Sixth.

The posture for the Faithful in prayer, and at the reception of the Eucharist, is Kneeling, on all days but the Lord's days and all the days between Easier and ^Pentecost, on which it is Standing, in respecl to and remembrance of our Saviour s resurrection: and therefore where-ever in this book the Faithful are ordered to kneel, those times are supposed to be excepted.

The People during the time of Divine Service are always to have their faces turned towards the Altar; tar-, the same is supposed of the Priest and Deacon whenever they kneel, and likewise when they Jlandy except where it is otherwise ordered. 'The men and women are to sit separate in the publick

assemblies. Publick prayers are to be used Morning and Evening every day. 'The time for the Holy Liturgy or solemn Communion service is between nine in the morning and noon, except those days on which the Penitential office is appointed, which is to be used about that time, and the Communion Service (if the Eucharijl be celebrated) about two of the clock. On Mondays, the Bijhop, with as many of the Clergy as conveniently can, are to meet together for the exercise of discipline according to the laws of the gospel and the ecclesiastical canons. Any of the Faithful may also be present, if they please. And forasmuch as nothing can be so plainly set forth, but doubts may arise in the use and practice of the fame; to appease all such diversity (if any arise) and for the resolution of all doubts concerning the manner how to understand, do, and execute the things contained in this book, the parties that so doubt or diverjly take any thing sjall alway resort to the Bisloop of the Diocese, who by his discretion Jhall . take order for the quieting and appeasing of the same. And if the Bijhop of the Diocese be in doubt, he must apply for the resolution thereof to the Metropolitan and College of BiJhop in Provin. cial Synod assembled.


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Between Easter and Pentecost the Psalms every week are to be read according to the following Table.

A TABLE of the Psalms for every day of the Week between Easter and Pentecost.

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At the end of every Psalm, and of every part of the 11 gth Psalm, shall be repeated in the Morning service this Hymn, 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.

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But in the Evening Service this Hymn, Glory be to the Father, through the Son: in the

Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall

be: world without end. Amen.

And Note, that in whatever part of Divine Service either of these Doxologies is ordered to be used, on all Sundays and upon every day between Easter and Pentecost, the word Hallelujah shall he added in this manner,

Glory be to the Father, the Holy Ghost j


As it was in the beginning, world without

end. Amen. Hallelujah.

The ORDER how the rest of Holy Scripture is appointed to be read.

rpO know what Lessons shall be read every day,

* look for the day of the month in the Kalendar following, and you shall findthere the chapters that shall be read for the Lessons both at Morning and Evening Prayer; except only the Move able Feasts, which are not in the Kalendar, and the Immoveable, where there is a blank left in the column of Lessons; the proper Lessons for all which days are to be found in the Table of proper Lessons.

And note, that whensoever proper Lessons are ap~ pointed, then the Lessons of ordinary course appointed in the Kalendar (if they be different) so all be omitted for that time.

When any Lessons or Portions of the four Gospels are read, it is to be done by a Pries or Deacon, and the Congregation is to sand up.


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