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to other, and have declared the same by giving and receiving of a Ring, and by joining of hands; i pronounce that they be Man and Wife together, In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Anien.
And the Minister shall add this Blessing. COD the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost, bless,
preserve, and keep you; the Lord mercifully with his favour look upon you; and so fill you with all spiritual benediction and grace, that ye may so live together in this life, that in the world to come ye may have life everlasting. Amen. Then the Minister or Clerks, going to the Lord's Table, shall
say or sing this Psalm following.
Beati omnes. Psalm cxxviii. BLESSED are all they that fear the Lord : and walk in his
ways. For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands : 0 well is thee, and happy shalt thou be.
Thy wife shall be as the fruitful vine : upon the walls of thine house;
Thy children like the olive-branches : round about thy table. Lo, thus shall the man be blessed : that feareth the Lord.
The Lord from out of Sion shall so bless thee: that thou shalt see Jerusalem in prosperity all thy life long ;
Yea, that thou shalt see thy children's children: and peace upon Israel.
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.
for this Psalm.
Deus miscreatur. Psalm 1xvii. COD be merciful unto us, and bless us : and shew us the Ulight of his countenance, and be merciful unto us.
That thy way may be known upon earth : thy saving health among all nations.
Let the people praise thee, O God : yea, let all the people praise thee,
o let the nations rejoice and be glad : for thou shalt judge the folk righteously, and govern the nations upon earth.
Let the people praise thee, O God : yea, let all the people praise thee.
Then shall the earth bring forth her increase : and God, even our own God, shall give us his blessing.
God shall bless us : and all the ends of the world shall fear him.
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.
The Psalm ended, and the Man and the Toman konecling before the Lord's Table, the Pricst standing at the Table, and turning his face towards them, shall say,
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Answer. Christ, have mercy upon us.
Minister. Lord, have mercy upon us. UR Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil. Amen.
Minister. O Lord, save thy servant, and thy handmaid;
Minister. GOD of Abraham, God of Isaac, God of Jacob, bless these U thy servants, and sow the seed of eternal life in their hearts: that whatsoever in thy holy Word they shall profitably learn, they may in deed fulfil the same. Look, O Lord, mercifully upon them from heaven, and bless them. And as thou didst send thy blessing upon Abraham and Sarah, to their great com. fort, so vouchsafe to send thy blessing upon these thy servants; that they obeying thy will, and alway being in safety under thy protection, may abide in thy love unto their lives' end; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. This Prayer next following shall be omitted, where the Woman
is past child-bearing. OMERCIFUL Lord, and heavenly Father, by whose gracious
gift mankind is increased ; We beseech thee, assist with thy blessing these two persons, that they may both be fruitful in procreation of children, and also live together so long in godly love and honesty, that they may see their children christianly and virtuously brought up, to thy praise and honour; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
GOD, who by thy mighty power hast made all things of
nothing; who also (after other things set in order) didst appoint, that out of man (created after thine own image and similitude) woman should take her beginning; and, knitting them together, didst teach that it should never be lawful to put asunder those whom thou by Matrimony hadst made one: 0 God, who hast consecrated the state of Matrimony to such an excellent mystery, that in it is signified and represented the spi. ritual marriage and unity betwixt Christ and his Church; Look mercifully upon these thy servants, that both this man may love his wife, according to thy Word, (as Christ did love his spouse the Church, who gave himself for it, loving and cherish. ing it even as his own flesh,) and also that this woman may be loving and amiable, faithful and obedient to her husband ; and in all quietness, sobriety, and peace, be a follower of holy and godly matrons. O Lord, bless them both, and grant them to inherit thy everlasting kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Then shall the Priest say, ALMIGHTY God, who at the beginning did create our first
parents, Adam and Eve, and did sanctify and join them to. gether in marriage: Pour upon you the riches of his grace, sanc. tify and bless you, that ye may please him both in body and soul, and live together in holy love unto your lives' end. Amen.
After which, if there be no Sermon declaring the duties of Man
and Wife, the Minister shall read as followeth. ALL ye that are married, or that intend to take the holy estate n of Matrimony upon you, hear what the holy Scripture doth say as touching the duty of husbands towards their wives, and wives towards their husbands.
Saint Paul, in his Epistle to the Ephesians, the fifth Chapter, doth give this commandment to all married men ; Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the Church, and gave himself for it, that he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water, by the Word; that he might present it to himself a glorious Church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy, and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that lor. eth his wife loveth himself: for no man ever yet hated his own flesh, but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the Church: for we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife; and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery; but I speak concerning Christ and the Church. Nevertheless, let every one of you in parti. cular so love his wife, even as himself.
Likewise the same Saint Paul, writing to the Colossians, speaketh thus to all men that are married ; Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.
Hear also what Saint Peter, the Apostle of Christ, who was himself a married man, saith unto them that are married; Ye husbands, dwell with your wives according to knowledge; giv. ing honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers be not hindered.
Hitherto ye have heard the duty of the husband toward the wife. Now likewise, ye wives, hear and learn your duties toward your husbands, even as it is plainly set forth in holy Scripture.
Saint Paul, in the aforenamed Epistle to the Ephesians, teacheth you thus : Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the Church: and he is the Saviour of the body. Therefore as the Church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. And again he saith, Let the wife see that she reverence her husband.
And in his Epistle to the Colossians, Saint Paul giveth you this short lesson; Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.
Saint Peter also doth instruct you very well, thus saying; Ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any ohey not the Word, they also may without the Word be won loy the conversation of the wives; while they behold your chaste con. versation coupled with fear. Whose adorning, let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible; even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjec. tion unto their own husbands; even as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord; whose daughters ye are as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.
It is convenient that the neo-married persons should receive the holy Communion at the time of their Marringe, or at the first opportunity after their Marriage.
THE ORDER FOR
When any person is sick, notice shall be given thereof to the Minister of the Parish; who, coming into the sick person's house,
shall say, PEACE be to this house, and to all that dwell in it. When he cometh into the sick man's presence he shall say, kneel.
ing down, REMEMBER not, Lord, our iniquities, nor the iniquities of
1 our forefathers: Spare us, good Lord, spare thy people, whom thou hast redeemed with thy most precious blood, and be not angry with us for ever. Answer. Spare us, good Lord.
I Then the Minister shall say,
Let us pray.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us. UR Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation ; But deliver us from evil, Amen.
Minister. O Lord, save thy servant;
Minister. O Lord, hear our prayers.
this thy servant. Look upon him with the eyes of thy mercy, give him comfort and sure confidence in thee, defend him from the danger of the enemy, and keep him in perpetual peace and safety; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. LEAR us, Almighty and most merciful God and Saviour; ex1 tend thy accustomed goodness to this thy servant who is grieved with sickness. Sanctily, we besecch thee, this thy fatherly correction to him; that the sense of his weakness may add strength to his faith, and seriousness to his repentance : That, if it shall be thy good pleasure to restore him to his for. mer health, he may lead the residue of his life in thy fear, and to thy glory: or else, give him grace so to take thy visitation, that, after this painful life ended, he may dwell with thee in life everlasting; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Then shall the Minister exhort the sick person after this form,
or other likce. DEARLY beloved, know this, that Almighty God is the Lord
of life and death, and of all things to them pertaining, as youth, strength, health, age, weakness, and sickness. Where. fore, whatsoever your sickness is, know you certainly, that it is God's visitation. And for what cause soever this sickness is sent unto you; whether it be to try your patience for the example of others, and that your faith may be found in the day of the Lord laudable, glorious, and honourable, to the increase of glory and endless felicity; or else it be sent unto you to correct and amend in you whatsoever doth otfend the eyes of your heavenly Father; know you certainly, that if you truly repent you of your sins, and bear your sickness patiently, trusting in God's mercy, for his dear Son Jesus Christ's sake, and render unto him humble thanks for his fatherly visitation, submitting your self wholly unto his will, it shall turn to your profit, and help you forward in the right way that leadeth unto everlasting life. If the person visited be very sick, then the Curate may end his
cxhortation in this place, or else proceed. TAKE therefore in good part the chastisement of the Lord: 1 For (as Saint Paul saith in the twelfth Chapter to the Hebrews) whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father cbasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. Furthermore, we bave had fathers of our flesh, which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our pro. fit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. These words, good brother, are written in holy Scripture for our comfort and instruction, that we should patiently, and with thanksgiving, bear our heavenly Father's correction, wbensoever by any man