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the Church, nor Schisms and causeless After the Nicene Creed shall follow the Divisions weaken it; But grant us to be
Sermon. of one heart and one mind in serving in the Offertory shall this Sentence be read: thee our God, and obeying her according IT ET your light so shine before men, to thy will : And that these blessings U that they may see your good works, may be continued to after-ages, let there and glorify your Father which is in never be one wanting in her house to heaven. St. Matth. v. 16. succeed her in the government of this After the Prayer For the whole State of United Kingdom, that our posterity Christ's Church &c.] these Collects following may see her children's children, and shall be used. peace upon Israel. So we that are thy
A Prayer for Unity. people, and sheep of thy pasture, shall GOD the Father of our Lord Jesus give thee thanks for ever, and will al. Christ, our only Saviour, the Prince ways be shewing forth thy praise from of Peace; Give us grace seriously to lay generation to generation. Amen. to heart the great dangers we are in by
The Epistle. 1 St. Pet. ii. 11. our unhappy divisions. Take away all EARLY beloved, I beseech you as hatred and prejuar
hatred and prejudice, and whatsoever J strangers and pilgrims, abstain
else may hinder us from godly Union from fleshly lusts, which war against the
and Concord : that, as there is but one soul; having your conversation honest
Body, and one Spirit, and one Hope of among the Gentiles: that, whereas they
our Calling, one Lord, one Faith, one speak against you as evil-doers, they
Baptism, one God and Father of us all, may, by your good works which they
so we may henceforth be all of one shall behold, glorify God in the day of heart, and of one soul, united in one visitation. Submit yourselves to every holy bond of Truth and Peace, of Faith ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: and Charity, and may with one mind whether it be to the King, as supreme: and one mouth glorify thee; through or unto governours, as unto them that Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. are sent by him for the punishment of CRANT, O Lord, we beseech thee, evil-doers, and for the praise of them U that the course of this world may that do well. For so is the will of God, be so peaceably ordered by thy govern. that with well-doing ye may put to ance, that thy Church may joyfully serve silence the ignorance of foolishmen: thee in all godly quietness, through as free, and not using your liberty for Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. a cloke of maliciousness, but as the ser-ORANT, we beseech thee, Almighty vants of God. Honour all men. Love U God, that the words, which we the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour have heard this day with our outward the King.
ears, may through thy grace be so graft. The Gospel, St. Matth. xxii. 16. ed inwardly in our hearts, that they may AND they sent out unto him their dis-bring forth in us the fruit of good living, El ciples, with the Herodians, saying, to the nonour a
to the honour and praise of thy Name; Master, we know that thou art true, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. and teachest the way of God in truth, ALMIGHTY God, the fountain of neither carest thon for any man : for In all wisdom, who knowest our neces.. thou regardest not the person of men. sities before we ask, and our ignorance Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou ? in asking ; We beseech thee to have Is it lawful to give tribute unto Cæ compassion upon our infirmities; and sar, or not? But Jesus perceived their those things, which for our unworthi. wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye ness we dare not, and for our blindness me, ye hypocrites ? shew me the tribute- we cannot ask, vouchsafe to give us for money. And they brought unto him a the worthiness of thy Son Jesus Christ peny. And he saith unto them, Whose our Lord. Amen. is this image and superscription? They M HE peace of God which passeth all say unto him, Cæsar's. Then saith he 1 understanding, keep your heart unto them, Render therefore unto Cæ- and minds in the knowledge and love sar the things which are Cæsar's; and of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ unto God the things that are God's. our Lord: And the blessing of God Al. When they had heard these words, they mighty, the Father, the Son, and the marvelled, and left him, and went their Holy Ghost, be amongst you, and remain way.
with you always. Amen.
“ Our Winchester, and incalled England
« O UR Will and Pleasure is, That these Four Forms of Prayer and Service,
made for the Fifth of November, the Thirtieth of January, the Twenty“ ninth of May, and the Twentieth of June, he forthwith printed and published, “ and annexed to the Book of Common Prayer and Liturgy of the United Church “ of England and Ireland, to be used yearly on the said Days, in all Cathedral and “ Collegiate Churches and Chapels; in all Chapels of Colleges and Halls within “ Our Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, and Dublin, and of Our Colleges of Eton « and Winchester, and in all Parish-Churches and Chapels within those Parts of “ Our United Kingdom called England and Ireland.
“ Given at Our Court at Kensington, the Twenty-first Day of
“ J. RUSSELL.” « VICTORIA R. “ W HEREAS, by Our Royal Warrant of the Twenty-first Day of June One
thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven, in the First Year of Our Reign, “We commanded that certain Forms of Prayer and Service made for the Fifth of “ November, the Thirtieth of January, and the Twenty-ninth of May should be “ forthwith printed and published and annexed to the Book of Common Prayer “ and Liturgy of the United Church of England and Ireland, to be used yearly “ on the said Days in all Cathedral and Collegiate Churches and Chapels, in all « Chapels of Colleges and Halls within Our Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, and “ Dublin, and of Our Colleges of Eton and Winchester, and in all Parish Churches “ and Chapels within those Parts of Our United Kingdom called England and “ Ireland :
“ And whereas, in the last Session of Parliament, Addresses were presented to “ Us by both Houses of Parliament, praying Us to take into Our Consideration Our “ Proclamation in relation to the said Forms of Prayer and Service made for the « Fifth Day of November, the Thirtieth Day of January, and the Twenty-ninth “ Day of May, with a view to their Discontinuance:
“And whereas We have taken into Our Consideration the Subject of the said “ Addresses; and, after due Deliberation, We have resolved that the Use of the “ said Forms of Prayer and Service shall be discontinued :
“Now, therefore, Our Will and Pleasure is, that so much of Our said Royal “ Warrant of the Twenty-first Day of June One thousand eight hundred and “thirty-seven, in the First Year of Our Reign, as is hereinbefore recited, be “ revoked, and that the Use of the said Forms of Prayer and Service made for the “ Fifth of November, the Thirtieth of January, and the Twenty-ninth of May be “ henceforth discontinued in all Cathedral and Collegiate Churches and Chapels, “ in all Chapels of Colleges and Halls within Our Universities of Oxford, Cam“ bridge, and Dublin, and of Our Colleges of Eton and Winchester, and in all “ Parish Churches and Chapels within the Parts of Our United Kingdom called « England and Ireland, and that the said Forms of Prayer and Service be not “henceforth printed and published with or annexed to the Book of Common “ Prayer and Liturgy of the United Church of England and Ireland.
« Given at Our Court at Saint James's, the Seventeenth Day of “ January, 1859, in the Twenty-second Year of Our Reign. “ By Her Majesty's Command,
“ S. H. WALPOLE."
PROVINCES, AND THE WHOLE CLERGY,
In the Convocation holden at London in the Year 1562, for the avoiding of Di
versities of Opinions, and for the establishing of Consent touching true Reli. gion: Reprinted by His Majesty's Commandment, with his Royal Declaration prefixed thereunto.
HIS MAJESTY'S DECLARATION. REING by God's Ordinance, according to Our just Title, Defender of the Faith,
D and Supreme Governour of the Church, within these Our Dominions, We hold it most agreeable to this Our Kingly Office, and Our own religious Zeal, to conserve and maintain the Church committed to Our Charge, in the Unity of true Religion, and in the Bond of Peace; and not to suffer unnecessary Disputations, Altercations, or Questions to be raised, which may nourish Faction both in the Church and Commonwealth. We have therefore, upon mature Deliberation, and with the Advice of so many of Our Bishops as might conveniently be called together, thought fit to make this Declaration following:
That the Articles of the Church of England (which have been allowed and authorized heretofore, and which Our Clergy generally have subscribed unto) do contain the true Doctrine of the Church of England agreeable to God's Word : which We do therefore ratify and confirm, requiring all Our loving Subjects to continue in the uniform Profession thereof, and prohibiting the least difference from the said Articles; which to that End We command to be new printed, and this Our Declaration to be published therewith.
That We are Supreme Governour of the Church of England: And that if any Difference arise about the external Policy, concerning the Injunctions, Canons, and other Constitutions whatsoever thereto belonging, the Clergy in their Con. vocation is to order and settle them, having first obtained leave under Our Broad Seal so to do: and We approving their said Ordinances and Constitutions; providing that none be made contrary to the Laws and Customs of the Land.
That out of Our Princely Care that the Churchmen may do the Work which is proper unto them, the Bishops and Clergy, from time to time in Convocation, upon their humble Desire, shall have Licence under Our Broad Seal to deliberate of, and to do all such Things, as, being made plain by them, and assented unto by Us, shall concern the settled Continuance of the Doctrine and Discipline of the Church of England now established; from which We will not endure any varying or departing in the least Degree.
That for the present, though some differences have been ill raised, yet We take comfort in this, that all Clergymen within Our Realm have always most willingly subscribed to the Articles established; which is an argument to Us, that they all agree in the true, usual, literal meaning of the said Articles; and that even in those curious points, in which the present differences lie, men of all sorts take the Articles of the Church of England to be for them; which is an argument again, that none of them intend any desertion of the Articles established.
That therefore in these both curious and unhappy differences, which have for so many hundred years, in different times and places, exercised the Church of Christ, We will, that all further curious search be laid aside, and these disputes shut up in God's promises, as they be generally set forth to us in the holy Scrip. tures, and the general meaning of the Articles of the Church of England accord. ing to them. And that no man hereafter shall either print, or preach, to draw the Article aside any way, but shall submit to it in the plain and full meaning thereof: and shall not put his own sense or comment to be the meaning of the
rticle, but shall take it in the literal and grammatical sense.
proving is having belonging the
That if any publick Reader in either of Our Universities, or any Head or Master of a College, or any other person respectively in either of them, shall affix any new sense to any Article, or shall publickly read, determine, or hold any publick Disputation, or suffer any such to be held either way, in either the Universities or Colleges respectively; or if any Divine in the Universities shall preach or print any thing either way, other than is already established in Convocation with Our Royal Assent; he, or they the Offenders, shall be liable to Our displeasure, and the Church's censure in Our Commission Ecclesiastical, as well as any other : And We will see there shall be due Execution upon them.
ARTICLES OF RELIGION.
1. Of Faith in the Holy Trinity.
v. Of the Holy Ghost. MHERE is but one living and true
MHE Holy Ghost, proceeding from the
1 Father and the Son, is of one sub1 God, everlasting, without body,
stance, majesty, and glory, with the Faparts, or passions ; of infinite power,
ther and the Son, very and eternal God. wisdom, and goodness; the Maker, and Preserver of all things both visible and VI. Of the Sufficiency of the holy Scripinvisible. And in unity of this Godhead
tures for salvation. there be three Persons, of one substance,
TTOLY Scripture containeth all things power, and eternity; the Father, the
Il necessary to salvation : so that Son, and the Holy Ghost.
whatsoever is not read therein, nor may II. Of the Word or Son of God, which
be proved thereby, is not to be required was made very Man.
of any man, that it should be believed
as an article of the Faith, or be thought THE Son, which is the Word of the
requisite or necessary to salvation. In Father, begotten from everlasting
the name of the holy Scripture we do of the Father, the very and eternal God,
understand those canonical Books of the and of one substance with the Father, Old and New Testament, of whose authotook Man's nature in the womb of the rity was never any doubt in the Church. blessed Virgin, of her substance : so that two whole and perfect Natures, that is
Of the Names and Number of the to say, the Godhead and Manhood, were
Canonical BOOKS. joined together in one Person, never to
AYENESIS, be divided, whereof is one Christ, very God, and very Man; who truly suffer
Leviticus, ed, was crucified, dead and buried, to
Deuteronomy, reconcile his Father to us, and to be a
Joshua, sacrifice, not only for original guilt, but
Judges, also for all actual sins of men.
Ruth, III. Of the going down of Christ
The First Book of Samuel,
The Second Book of Samuel,
The First Book of Kings,
The Second Book of Chronicles,
The First Book of Esdras, IV. Of the Resurrection of Christ. The Second Book of Esdras, CHRIST did truly rise again from
The Book of Esther, death, and took again his body, with
The Book of Job,
The Psalms, flesh, bones, and all things appertain
The Proverbs, ing to the perfection of Man's nature;
Ecclesiastes or Preacher, wherewith he ascended into Heaven,
Cantica, or Songs of Solomon, and there sitteth, until he return to Four Prophets the greater, judge all Men at the last day.
Twelve Prophets the less.
And the other Books (as Hicrome contrary to the spirit ; and therefore in saith) the Church doth read for exam- every person born into this world, it ple of life and instruction of manners; deserveth God's wrath and damnation. but yet doth it not apply them to esta. And this infection of nature doth reblish any doctrine; such are these fol. main, yea in them that are regenerated ; lowing:
whereby the lust of the flesh, called in The Third Book of Esdras,
Greek, phronema surkos, which some The Fourth Book of Esdras,
do expound the wisdom, some sensualThe Book of Tobias,
ity, some the affection, some the desire, The Book of Julith,
of the flesh, is not subject to the Law of The rest of the Book of Esther,
God. And although there is no conThe Book of Wisdom,
demnation for them that believe and are Jesus the Son of Sirach,
baptized, yet the Apostle doth confess, Baruch the Prophet,
that concupiscence and lust hath of itThe Song of the Three Children,
self the nature of sin.
X. Of Free - Win.
HE condition of Man after the fall
THE The Second Book of Maccabecs.
of Adam is such, that he cannot All the Books of the New Testament, natural strength and good works, to
turn and prepare himself, by his own as they are commonly received, we do
faith, and calling upon God: Wherefore receive, and account them Canonical,
we have no power to do good works VII. Of the Ou Testament. pleasant and acceptable to God, without
the grace of God by Christ preventing MHE Old Testament is not contrary I to the New: for both in the old us, that we may have a good will, and
working with us, when we have that and New Testament everlasting life is
good will, offered to Mankind by Christ, who is the only Mediator between God and XI. of the Justification of Man. Man, being both God and Man. Where.
E are accounted righteous before feign that the old Fathers did look only Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ by Faith,
Goul, only for the merit of our for transitory promises. Although the and not for our own works or deserv. Law given from God loy Moses, as touching Ceremonies and Rites, do not bind ings : Wherefore, that we are justified Christian men, nor the Civil precepts
by Faith only is a most wholesome Docthereof ought of necessity to be received trine, and very full of comfort, as more in any commonwealth ; yet notwith largely is expressed in the Homily of
Justification. standing, no Christian man whatsoever is free from the obedience of the Com.
XII. Of Good Works. mandments which are called Moral.
fore they are not to be heard, which WE
gians do vainly talk ;) but it is the fault W Christ, and the Inspiration of his
LBEIT that Good Works, which
are the fruits of Faith, and follow
Athanasius's Creed, and that which sins, and endure the severity of God's is commonly called the Apostles' Creed, Judgement; yet are they pleasing and ought thoroughly to be received and be acceptable to God in Christ, and do lieved : for they may be prored by most spring_out necessarily of a true and certain warrants of holy Scripture.
lively Faith; insomuch that by them a
lively Faith may be as evidently known IX. Of Original or Birth-sin.
as a tree discerned by the fruit. ORIGINAL Sin standeth not in the following of Adam, (as the Pela.
XIII. Of Works before Justification.
VORKS done before the grace of and corruption of the Nature of every man, that naturally is ingendered of the Spirit, are not pleasant to God, foras. offspring of Adam; whereby man is much as they spring not of faith in Je. very far gone from original righteous. sus Christ, neither do they make men ness, and is of his own nature inclined meet to receive grace, or (as the School. to evil, so that the flesh lusteth always authors say) deserve grace of congruity :
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