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time of pestilence, or other infectious sickness) exhort their Parishioners to the often receiving of the Holy Communion of the Body and Blood of our Saviour Christ, when it shall be publicly administered in the Church ; that 80 doing, they may, in case of sudden visitation, have the less cause to be disquieted for lack of the same.

But if the sick person be not able to come to the Church, and yet is desirous to receive the Communion in his house ; then he must give timely notice to the Minister, signifying also horv many there are to communicate with him (which shall be trup at the least ;) and all things necessary being prepared, the Minister shall there celebrate the Holy Communion, beginning with the Collect, Epistle, and Gospel, here following: The Collect.

The Epistle. Heb. xii. 5. A

Y son, despise not thou Maker of mankind, who the chastening of the dost correct those whom thou Lord, nor faint when thou art dost love, and chastise every rebuked of him. For whom one whom thou dost receive; the Lord loveth, he chastenwebeseech thee to have mercy eth; and scourgeth every son upon this thy servant visited whom he receiveth. with thine hand; and to grant The Gospel. St. John v. 24. that he may take his sickness patiently, and recover his bo- ERILY, verily, I say un

to you, He that heareth ous will; and that whensoever my word, and believeth on his soul shall depart from the him that sent me, hath everbody, it may be without spoillasting life, and shall not come presented unto tiee, through into condemnation ; but is Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. passed from death unto life.

After which the Minister shall proceed according to the Form be-
fore prescribed for the Holy Communion, beginning at these words,
Ye who do truly, &c.
At the time of the distribution of the Holy Sacrament, the Minis-
ter shall first receive the Communion himself, and after minister
into those who are appointed to communicate with the sick, and

last of all to the sick Person.
! But if a man, either by reason of extremity of sickness, or for want

of warning in due time to the Minister, or for lack of company to receive with him, or by any other just impediment, do not receive the Sacrament of Christ's Body and Blood, the Minister shall instruct him, that if he do truly repent him of his sins, and steadfasthe believe that Yesus Christ hath suffered death upon the Cross for him, and shed his blood for his redemption, carnestly remembering the benefits he hath thereby, and giving him hearty thanks there.

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have delivered up the king-,that body that shall be, but com to God, even the Father ; bare grain ; it may chance of when he shall have put down wheat, or of some other grain. all rule, and all authority, and But God giveth it a body as it power. For he must reign till hath pleased him; and to every he hath put all enemies under seed his own body. All flesh his feel. The last enemy that is not the same flesh; but there shall be destroyed is death ; is one kind of flesh of men, anfor he hath put all things un- other flesh of beasts, another der his feet. But when he of fishes, and another of birds. saith all things are put under There are also celestial bodies, him, it is manifest that he is and bodies terrestrial : But the excepted which did put all glory of the celestial is one, things under him. And when and the glory of the terrestrial all things shall be subdued un- is another. There is one glory to him, then shall the Son also of the sun, and another glory himself be subject unto him of the moon,and another glory that put all things under him, of the stars : For one star difthat God may be all in all. fereth from another star in Else what shall they do which glory. So also is the resurare baptized for the dead, if rection of the dead. It is sown the dead rise not at all? Why in corruption ; it is raised in are they then baptized for the incorruption : It is sown in dead? And why stand we in dishonour; it is raised in glory: jeopardy every hour? I protest It is sown in weakness; it is by your rejoicing, which I raised in power : It is sown a have in Christ Jesus our Lord, natural body ; it is raised a I die daily. If after the man- spiritual body. There is a ner of men I have fought with natural body, and there is a beasts at Ephesus, what ad- spiritual body. And so it is vantageth it me, if the dead written, The first man Adam rise not ? let us eat and drink, was made a living soul, the for to-morrow we die. Be not last Adam was made a quickdeceived : Evil communica-ening spirit. Howbeit, that tions corrupt good manners. was not first which is spiritual, Awake to righteousness, and but that which is natural; and sin not : for some have not the afterwards that which is spiknowledge of God. I speak ritual. The first man is of this to your shame. But some the earth, earthy: The second man will say, How are the man is the Lord from heaven. dead raised up! and with As is the earthy, such are what body do they come ? they that are earthy : and as Thou fool, that which thou is the heavenly, such are they sowest is not quickened, ex- also that are heavenly And cept it die. And that which as we have borre the image thou sowest, thou sowest not lof the earthy, we shall also bearthe image of the heavenly. cut down like a flower ; he Now this I say, brethren, tliat fleeth as it were a shadow,and flesh and blood cannot inherit never continueth in one stay. the kingdom of God; neither In the midst of life we are doth corruption inherit cor-in death: Of whom may we ruption. Behold, I show you seek for succour, but of thee, a mystery : We shall not all O Lord, who for our sins art sleep, but we shall all be justly displeased ? changed, in a moment, in the Yet, Lord God most holy, {winkling of an eye, at the O Lord most mighty, O holy last trump: For the trumpet and most merciful Saviour, shall sound and the dead shall deliver us not into the bitter be raised incorruptible, and pains of eternal death. we shall be changed. For this Thou knowest, Lord, the corruptible must puton incor- secrets of our hearts : Shut ruption, and this mortal must not thy merciful ears to our put on immortality. So when prayers; but spare us, Lord this corruptible shall have put most holy, O God most mighon incorruption, and this mor-ty, O holy and merciful Satal shall have put on immor-viour,thou most worthy Judge tality, then shall be brought eternal, suffer us not, at our to pass the saying that is writ- last hour, for any pains of ten, Death is swallowed up in death to fall from thee. victory. O death, where is

T Then, while the earth shall thy sting? O grave, where is

be cast upon the Body by thy victory? The sting of death is sin, and the strength

some standing by, the Mi.

nister shall say, of sin is the law. But thanks be to God,which giveth us the FORASMUCH as it hath victory, through our Lord Je- pleased Almighty God, in sus Christ. Therefore, my be- his wise Providence, to take loved brethren,be ye steadfast, out of this world the soul of unmoveable, always abound- our deceased Brother, we ing in the work of the Lord; therefore commit his Body to forasmuch as ye know that the ground; earth to earth, your labour is not in vain in ashes to ashes, Just to dust: the Lord.

looking for the general Resur

rection in the last Day, asid the When they come to the grave, life of the world to come, while the Corpse is made through our LordJesus Christ; ready to be laid into the

at whose second coming in carth, shall be sung or said, glorious Majesty to judge the MAN, that is born of a wo-World, the Earth and the Sea

man, hath but a short shall give up their Dead; and time to live, and is full of mi- the corruptible Bodies of those sery. He cometh up, and is who sleep in him shall be

changed and made like unto departed in the truc faith of his own glorious Body; ac- thy holy Name, may have our cording to the mighty work- perfeci consummation and ing whereby he is able to sub-bliss, both in body and soul, in due all things unto himself. thy eternal and everlasting I Then shall be said, or sung, glory, through Jesus Christ

our Lord. Amen. I HEARD a voice from heaven, saying unto me, Write, O MERCIFUL God, the

Father of our Lord Jesus from benceforth blessed are

Christ, who is the resurrecthe dead who die in the Lord;

tion and the life; in whom whoeven so saith the Spirit ; for they rest from their labours. soever believeth, shall live, Rev. xiv. 13.

though he die; and whosoever

liveth and believeth in him, ? Then the Minister shall say shall not die eternally ; who

the Lord's Prayer. also hath taught us, by his OUR Father, who art in Holy Apostle St. Paul, not to Heaven; Hallowed be thy be sorry,as men without hope,

, Name; Thy Kingdom come; for those who sleep in him

; Thy Will be done on Earth,as we humbly beseech thee, o it is in Heaven; Give us this Father, to raise us from the day our daily Bread; And for-death of sin unto the life of give us our trespasses, as we righteousness; that when we forgive those who trespass

shall depart this life, we may against us; and lead us not rest in him; and that at the into temptation ; But deliver general resurrection in the last

2 us from evil. Amen. day, we may be found acceptq Then the Minister shall say that blessing which thy well

able in thy sight; and receive one or both of the following beloved Son shall then proPrayers, at his discretion.

nounce to all who love and ALMIGHTY God, with fear thee, saying, Come, ye

whom do live the spirits blessed children of my Father, of those who depart hence in receive the kingdom prepared the Lord; and with whom the for you from the beginning of souls of the faithful,after they the world : Grant this, we are delivered from the burthen beseech thee, O merciful Fa. of the flesh, are in joy and fe-ther, through Jesus Christ licity; we give thee hearty our Mediator and Redeemer. thanks for the good examples Amen. of all those thy servants, who THE grace of our Lord Je. having finished their course in sus Christ, and the love of faith, do now rest from their God, and the fellowship of labours. And we beseech thce, the Holy Ghost, be with us that we, with all those who are all evermore. Amen.

Thanksgiving of Women after Child-Birth,



This Service, or the concluding Prayer alone, as it stands among the Occasional Prayers and Thanksgivings, may be used at the Discretion of the Minister. 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, FORASMUCH as it hath vation ; and call upon the

; pleased Almighty God, of Name of the Lord. his goodness, to give you safe! I will pay my vows nowin deliverance, and to preserve the presence of all his people; you in the great danger of in the courts of the Lord's Child-birth ; you shall there-house, even in the midst of fore give hearty thanks unto thee, O Jerusalem. Praise the God, and say,

Lord. 9 Then shall the Minister say to the Son, and to the Holy

Glory be to the Father, and the following Hymn, taken Ghost. from the 116th Psalm.

As it was in the beginning, Dileri, quoniam. is now, and ever shall be, I AM well pleased that the world without end. Amen.

Lord hath heard the voice Then shall the Minister say of my prayer ;

the Lord's Prayer, with That he hath inclined his what follows :

But the ear unto me: Therefore will Lord's Prayer may be omit. I call upon him as long as I ted, if this be used wilk live.

the Morning or Evening I found trouble and heavi. Prayer. ness, and he called upon the OUR Father, who art in


Heavenbe thy beseech thee,deliver my soul. Name; thy Kingdom come ;

Gracious is the Lord, and Thy will be done on Earth, righteous; yea, our God is as it is in Heaven; Give us merciful.

this day our daily bread; And What reward shall I give forgive us our trespasses, as unto the Lord, for all the bene- we forgive those who trespass fits that he hath done unto against us ; And lead us not me?

into temptation ; But deliver I will receive the cup of sal-us from evil. Amen.

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