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25. Surplices and Hoods to be worn in Cathedral Churches, when there is no Communion.
26. Notorious Offenders not to be admitted to the Communion.
27. Schifmatics not to be admitted to the Communion. 28. Strangers not to be admitted to the Communion.
29. Fathers not to be Godfathers in Baptism, and Children not Communicants.
30. The lawful ufe of the Crofs in Baptifm explained.
Minifters, their Ordination, Function, and Charge.
31. Four folemn times appointed for the making of Ministers. 36 32. None to be made Deacon and Minister both in one day. ib. 33. The Titles of fuch as are to be made Minifters. 34. The Quality of fuch as are to be made Ministers.
35. The Examination of fuch as are to be made Ministers. ib. 36. Subscription required of fuch as are to be made Ministers. 39 The Articles of Subfcription.
The Form of Subscription.
37. Subfcription before the Diocefan.
38. Revolters after Subscription cenfured.
39. Cautions for Inftitution of Minifters into Benefices. 40. An Oath against Simony at Inftitution into Benefices.
41. Licences for Plurality of Beneficés limited, and Refidence enjoined.
42. Refidence of Deans in their Churches.
43. Deans and Prebendaries to preach during their Refidence. ib. 44. Prebendaries to be refident upon their Benefices. 45. Beneficed Preachers, being refident upon their Livings, to preach every Sunday. ib.
46. Beneficed men, not Preachers, to procure monthly Ser
47. Absence of beneficed men to be supplied by Curates that are allowed Preachers.
48. None to be Curates but allowed by the Bifhop. 49. Minifters, not allowed Preachers, may not expound. ib. 50. Strangers not admitted to preach without fhewing their Li
51. Strangers not admitted to preach in Cathedral Churches without fufficient Authority. ib. 52. The Names of strange Preachers to be noted in a Book. ib. 53. No public Oppofition between Preachers. 46
54. The Licences of Preachers refufing conformity to be void. ib. 55. The Form of a Prayer to be used by all Preachers before their Sermons.
56. Preachers and Lecturers to read Divine Service, and adminifter the Sacraments twice a Year at the leaft. 57. The Sacraments not to be refused at the hands of unpreaching Minifters.
58. Minifters reading Divine Service, and adminiftering the Sacraments, to wear Surplices, and Graduates therewithal Hoods.
59. Ministers to catechize every Sunday.
60. Confirmation to be performed once in three Years. 61. Ministers to prepare Children for Confirmation.
62. Ministers not to marry any persons without Banns or Li
63. Ministers of exempt Churches not to marry without Banns or Licence.
64. Minifters folemnly to bid Holy-days.
65. Ministers folemnly to denounce Recufants and Excommuni
66. Minifters to confer with Recufants.
67. Minifters to vifit the Sick.
68. Ministers not to refuse to christen or bury.
69. Ministers not to defer chriftening, if the Child be in danger.
ib. 70. Minifters to keep a Register of Chriftenings, Weddings, and * Burials.
72. Ministers not to appoint public or private Fafts or Prophecies,
or to exorcife, but by authority.
71. Minifters not to preach, or adminifter the Communion in private Houses.
73. Minifters not to hold private Conventicles.
74. Decency in Apparel enjoined to Ministers. 75. Sober Conversation required in Ministers.
76. Minifters at no time to forfake their Calling.
77. None to teach School without Licence.
78. Curates defirous to teach, to be licensed before others. 79. The Duty of Schoolmafters.
Things appertaining to Churches.
80. The Great Bible, and Book of Common Prayer, to be had in every Church.
81. A Font of Stone for Baptism in every Church.
86. Churches to be furveyed, and the Decays certified to the high Commiffioners.
87. A Terrier of Glebe-lands, and other Poffeffions belonging to
Church-wardens or Queft-men, and Side-men or Affiftants.
89. The choice of Church-wardens, and their Account. 62 90. The choice of Side-men and their joint office with Churchwardens.
91. Parish-Clerks to be chosen by the Minister.
Ecclefiaftical Courts belonging to the Archbishop's Jurifdiction. 92. None to be cited into divers Courts for Probate of the fame Will.
93. The Rate of Bona notabilia liable to the Prerogative Court. 65 94. None to be cited into the Arches or Audience, but dwellers within the Archbishop's Diocese, or Peculiars.
95. The Restraint of double Quarrels.
96. Inhibitions not to be granted without the Subscription of an Advocate.
97. Inhibitions not to be granted, until the Appeal be exhibited to the Judge.
98. Inhibitions not to be granted to factious Appellants, unless they first subscribe.
99. None to marry within the Degrees prohibited.
100. None to marry under Twenty-one Years, without their Parents' confent.
101. By whom Licences to marry without Banns shall be granted, and to what fort of Perfons.
102. Security to be taken at the granting of fuch Licences, and
under what Conditions.
103. Oaths to be taken for the Conditions.
104. An exception for those that are in Widowhood. 105. No Sentence for Divorce to be given upon the fole confeffion of the parties.
106. No Sentence for Divorce to be given but in open Court. ib. 107. In all Sentences for Divorce, Bond to be taken for not marrying during each other's life.
108. The Penalty for Judges offending in the Premifes.
Ecclefiaftical Courts belonging to the Jurifdiction of Bishops and Archdeacons, and the Proceedings in them.
109. Notorious Crimes and Scandals to be certified into Ecclefi
aftical Courts by Presentment.
110. Schifmatics to be prefented.
111. Difturbers of Divine Service to be prefented. 112. Non-Communicants at Easter to be presented.
115. Ministers and Church-wardens not to be sued for prefent
116. Church-wardens not bound to present oftener than twice a
ib. 117. Church
117. Church-wardens not to be troubled for not presenting oftener than twice a Year.
76 118. The old Church-wardens to make their Prefentments before the new be fworn. ib. 119. Convenient time to be affigned for framing Prefentments. 77 120. None to be cited into Ecclesiastical Courts by Procefs of Quorum Nomina. ib.
121. None to be cited into feveral Courts for one Crime. ib. 122. No Sentence of Deprivation or Depofition to be pronounced against a Minister, but by the Bishop.
123. No Act to be fped but in open Court. 124. No Court to have more than one Seal. 125. Convenient Places to be chosen for the keeping of Courts. ib. 126. Peculiar and inferior Courts to exhibit the original Copies of Wills into the Bishop's Registry.
Judges Ecclefiaftical, and their Surrogates.
127. The Quality and Oath of Judges.
128. The Quality of Surrogates.
129. Proctors not to retain Causes without the lawful Affignment
of the Parties.
130. Proctors not to retain Causes without the Counsel of an Advocate.
131. Proctors not to conclude in any Caufe without the Knowledge of an Advocate.
132. Proctors prohibited the Oath, In animam domini fui. 133. Proctors not to be clamorous in Court.
134. Abuses to be reformed in Registrars.
135. A certain Rate of Fees due to all Ecclefiaftical Officers. ib. 136. A Table of the Rates and Fees to be fet up in Courts and Registries.
137. The whole Fees for fhewing Letters of Orders, and other Licences, due but once in every Bishop's time.
138. The Number of Apparitors restrained.
Authority of Synods.
139. A National Synod the Church Representative.
140. Synods conclude as well the abfent as the prefent. 141. Depravers of the Synod cenfured.
An ADMONITION to all fuch as fhall intend hereafter to enter the State of Matrimony godly and agreeably to Laws: with Tables of Confanguinity and Affinity: fet forth by the most Reverend Father in God, Matthew Parker, Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate of England and Metropolitan. 1563.
FIRST, That they contract
perfons as be hereafter expreffed, nor with any of like degree, against the law of God,
and the laws of the realm.
Secondly, That they make no fecret contracts, without confent or counfel of their parents or elders, under whofe authority they be, contrary to God's laws and man's ordinances.
Thirdly, That they contract not anew with any other upon divorce and feparation made by the Judge for a time, the laws yet ftanding to the contrary.
MARRIAGE is bonoura
ble among all men, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge. Heb. xiii. 4.
To avoid fornication, let every man have his wife, and let every woman have her bufband. He that cannot contain, let him marry: for better it is to marry than to burn. 1 Cor. vii. 2, 9.
Unto the married I command, not I, but the Lord: Let not the wife depart from her husband; but if he depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled unto her bufband. And let not the bufband put away his wife. 1 Cor. vii. 10, II.
IT T is to be noted, That those persons which be in the direct line afcendent and defcendent, cannot marry together, although they be never fo far afunder in degree.
II. It is alfo to be noted, That Confanguinity and Affinity (letting and diffolving Matrimony) is contracted as well in them and by them which be of kindred by the one fide, as in and by them which be of kindred by both fides.