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so that nothing be ordained against Gods Word. Whosoever through his private judgment, willingly and purposely doth openly break the Traditions and Ceremonies of the Church, which bo not repugnant to the word of God. and he ordained and approved by common Authority, ought to be rebuked openly (that other may fear to do the like) as he that offendeth against the common crder of the Church, and hurteth the authority of the Magistrate, and woundeth the consciences of the weak Brethren.

Every particular or National Church hath Authority to ordain, change and abolish Ceremonies or Rites of the Church, ordained only by mans Authority, so that all things be done to edying.

XXXV. Of Homilies, MT HE second Bok of Homifics, the feveral ticles whereof we have joined under this Article, doch con

tain a godly and wholesome Doctrine, and necessary for these times, as doth the former Book of Homilies, which were set forth in the time of Edward the Sixth; and therefore we judge thern to be read in Churches 'by the Ministers, diligently and diftinally, that they may be understanded of the people.

* Of the Names of the Homilies. o f the right use of the Church Againsi Peril of Idolatry. Of repairing and keeping clean of Churches.

Of good Works : First of Fulling. Against Gluttony and Drunkenness. Again!' Excess of Apparrel. Of Prayer. Of the Place and Time of Prayer. That Cominon Pwyers and Sacramenis ought to be Ministered in a known tongue. Of the Reverent Esimation of Gods Word. Of Alms-doing. Of the Nativity of Chrift, Of the Pasion of Christ. Of the Resurrection of Christ. Of the worthy receiving of ile Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ. Of the gifts of the Halv-Gholf. For the Rogation-days. Of the State of Matrimony. Of. Repentance. Against Idleness. Againk Rebellion

XXXVI. Of confecration of Bifsors and Ministers. T HE Bcek of Confecration of Archbishops and Bishops andof ordering Priests and Deacons, lately fet fortla.

in the time of Edward the sixth, and confirmed at the saine time by Authority of Parliament, doth con. tain all things necessary to such Confecration and Ordering : neither hath it any thing that of itself is fuperfti tious and ungodly. And therefore whosoever are confecrated or ordered, according to the Rites of that Book, fince the second year of the forenamed King Edward, unto this time, or hereafter shall be consecrated or ordered according to the same Rites, we decree all such to be rightly, orderly, and lawfully consecrated and ordered.

XXXVII. Of the Civil Magiftrates. . T HE Queens Majesty hath the chief power in this realın of England, and other her Dominions, unto whom

the chief Government of all estates of this realm, whether they be Ecclesiattical or Civil, in all causes doth appertain, and is not nor ought to be subject to any foreign jurisdiction.

Where we attribute to the Queens Majesty the chief Government, by which Titles we underftaad the minds of lome sanderous folks to be offended : wegive not to our Princes the Ministering either of God's Word, or of the Sacraments, the which vhing the injonctions alfo lately set forth by Elizabeth our Queen do most plainly testify: but that only prerogative which we see to have been given always to all godly Princes in holy Scriptures by God himself; that is, that'they should rale all estates and degrees committed to their charge by. God, whe. ther they be Ecclesiastical or tensporal, and restrain with the civil sword the stubborn and evil doers.' *

The Bishop of Rome hath do jurisdi&tion in this Realm of England. 'The laws of this Realm may panith Christian men with death for heinous and grievous offences. , It is lawful for Christian men at the Commandmentsof the Magistrate, to wear weapons and serve in the ware

XXXVIII. Of Chriftian mens Goods which are not common...1300 e os THE Riches and Goods of Chriftians are not common, as touching the right, tréle," and poffefion of the

fame, as certain Anabaptis?s do fallly boast. Notwithstanding, every man ought, of such things as he porfefseth, liberally to give alms to the poor, according to his ability.

XXXIX. of a Christian mans Oath.

no p 9gby13:7 A s we confess that vain and rath Swearing is forbidden Christian men by our Lord Jesus Chrift, and Yames t his Apoflc: so we judge that Christian Religion doth not prohibit, but that a man may sware when the Magistrate requireth, in a Cause of Faith and Charity, so it be done according to the Prophets, teaching, in Justice, Judgement, and Truth.


T His Book of Articles before rehearsed, is again approved, and allowed to be holden and executed within the . Realm, by the affent and consent of our Sovereign Lady ELIZABETH, by the Grace of God, of England, France and Ireland, Queen Defender of the Faith, &c. Which Ariicles were deliberately read, and confirmed again by the subscription of thé Hands of the Archbishops and Bishops of the upperhouse, and by the subscription of the whole Clergy of the nether house in their convocation, in the Year of our Lord, 1571. ..


in whosoever are related, are forbidden in Scripture, and our Laws to marry together.

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