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We pray for the healthful Spirit of God's Grace to be poured down upon all, who profess Christa · and embrace Christianity with Sincerity. The terms wherein we pray may fee'm ftrange, in rc. gard we present our Prayers to the Almighty and everlasting God, who only porketh great Marvels;
but this expression hath a peculiar reference to 20
Gods sending down of his holy Spirit upon the Apoftles, whereby they were enabled to lpeak in all Languages the wonderful works of God, A&, 2.11, and to confirm that Doctrinę by Miracles, which they taught the World.
The Prayer of St. Chryfoftom, who lived about the Fourth Century, is grounded upon Mat. 18. V, 19. 20. and may be met with Word for Word i in his Liturgy.
We begin and end the Morning Service with the Apostle; as we begin the Exhortation in an
Apoftolical Stile. so we conclude the Prayers with an Apoftolical Prayer; and conclude most of our Prayers and Collects with this clause, Through Fee fus Christ our Lord, because there is no coming to God but by Christs what we ask ( as we ought ) in his Name, God will give us for his sake. He is our Facebs Ladder, by whom our Prayers ascend
to God, and Gods blessings descends to us; all good things come from God the Father, through Jesus Christøur Lord.
2 Cor. 13. 14. HE Grace of our Lord Sesus Christ,
and the love of God, and the fel
lowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.
Here enderb the Order of Marning Prayer throughout the year
Τ Η Ε ,
Daily throughout the Year.
The Evening Service is exactly the same with the
Morning , only here are two Collects to be taken notice of, which are not in the Morning Service ; ás also the Hymns and Psalms after the first and second Leffon.
After the first Lesson,
After the second Lesson,
After this the Creed, the leffer Litany, the Lords Prayer, and the following Responses, all to be ranked and placed in that order as they ft and in the Evening Service, without either Scriptural Notes, after this follows the Collet for the day, and then tto orber Colleet's
proper for the Evening Service. The second Colle&t at Evening Prayer, for
Peace. God, from whom all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works
do proceed, Fam. I. 17. 2 Cor. 3. 5. Isa. 26. 12. Give unto thy Servants that peace which the world cannot give, 2 Thes. 3. 16. John 14. 27. that both our hearts nay be set to obey thy Commandments, Pfal. 40. 8. P/al. 37. 31. Pfal. 119. 36: Deut. 5. 29. and also that by thee we beng defended from the fear of our enemies, may pass our time in rest and quietness, through the merits of Jesus Christ our Savi
Amen. Pfal. 3. 5, 6, 4. Psal. 4. 8. Luke 1. 13, 74, 75. The rhird Colle&t, for aid against all Perils:
Ighten our darkness, we beseech thee, O Lord, Pfal. 18. 28. Psal. 91. and tý thy great mercy defend us from aú
perils and dangers of this night, for the love of thy only Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
What remains of the Evening Service, is the
Same with that of the Morning, and concludes in the same manner.
Here follows the Creed of St. Athanasius. Upon these Feafts ; Christmas-day, the Epiphany, St. Matthias, Easter-day; As cension-day; Whitsunday, St. John Baptist, St. James, St. Bartholomew, St. Matthew, St. Simon and St. Jude; St. Andrew, and upon Trinity-Sunday, shall be sung said at Morning Prayer, instead of the
Apostles Creed, this Confession of our Christian Faith, commonly called the Creed of St. Athanasius, by the Minister and Pero ple standing
things it is necessary that he hold
the Catholick Faith, Heb. 11. 6. Sude ver. 3. Heb. 10. 23.
Which Faith, except every one do keep whole and undefiled, without doubt he Ihall perilh everlastingly; Ephes: 4. 5. Judi
ver. 20. Afts 15 9. John 3. 18. Mark 16. 16.
And the Catholick Faith is this, that we worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity, i John 5. 7. Rev. 4. 8, Matt 28. 19. Rom. 11. 36.
Neither confounding the persons : not dividing the substance.
For there is one person of the Father, another of the Son, and another of the e Holy Ghost.
But the Godhead of the Father, of the 3 Son, and of the Holy Ghost is all one: the 1 Glory equal, the Majesty co-eternal:
Such as the Father is, such is the Son s and such is the Holy Ghost, Matt. 28. 19:
1 John. 5. 7. Heb. 1. 3. John 10. 30. Philip.
The Father uncreate, the Son uncreate, and the Holy Ghost uncreate, Gen. I. 2. 3:
The Father incomprehensible, the Son incomprehensible, and the Holy Ghost incomprehensible; 1 Tim. 6. 16.
The Father eternal, the Son eternal, and the Holy Ghost eternal, Deut. 33. 27. Psal. 90. 2.
And yet they are not three eternals, but one eternal. As also there are not three incomprem