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Every particular or national Church hath authority to ordain, change, and abolish, ceremonies or rites of the Church ordained only by man's authority, so that all things be done to edifying.

XXXV. of Homilies.

THE second Book of Homilies,

the several titles whereof we have joined under this Article, doth contain 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 them to be read in Churches by the Ministers, diligently and distinctly, that they may be under. standed of the people.

Of the Names of the Homilies.

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6 Against Excess of Apparel. 7 Of Prayer.

8 Of the Place and Time of Prayer.

9 That Common Prayers and Sacraments ought to be ministered in a known tongue. 10 of the reverend estimation of God's Word.

11 Of Alms-doing.

12 Of the Nativity of Christ.
13 of the Passion of Christ.
14 of the Resurrection of Christ.
15 of the worthy receiving of the
Sacrament of the Body and
Blood of Christ.

16 Of the Gifts of the Holy Ghost.
17 For the Rogation-days.
18 Of the state of Matrimony.

19 Of Repentance.

20 Against Idleness.

21 Against Rebellion.

XXXVI. of Consecration of Bishops and Ministers. THE Book of Consecration of Archbishops and Bishops, and Ordering of Priests and Deacons, lately set forth in the time of Edward the Sixth, and confirmed at the same time by authority of Parliament, doth contain all things necessary to such Consecration and Ordering: neither hath it any thing, that of itself is superstitious and ungodly. And therefore whosoever are conse. crated or ordered according to the

Rites of that Book, since the second year of the forenamed King Edward unto this time, or hereaf ter shall be consecrated or order. ed according to the same Rites; we decree all such to be rightly, orderly, and lawfully consecrated and ordered.

XXXVII. Of the Civil Magi


THE Queen's Majesty hath the

chief power in this Realm of England, and other her Dominions, unto whom the chief Government of all Estates of this Realm, whether they be Ecclesiastical or Civil, in all causes doth appertain, and is not, nor ought to be, subject to any foreign Jurisdiction.

Where we attribute to the Queen's Majesty the chief government, by which, Titles we understand the minds of some slanderous folks to be offended; we give not to our Princes the ministering either of God's Word, or of the Sacraments, the which thing the Injunctions also 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 rule all estates and degrees committed to their charge by God, whether they be Ecclesiastical or Temporal, and restrain with the civil sword the stubborn and evildoers.

The Bishop of Rome hath no jurisdiction in this Realm of Eng. land.

The Laws of the Realm may

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THIS THIS Book of Articles before rehearsed, is again approved, and allowed to be holden and executed within the Realm, by the assent and content of our Sovereign Lady ELIZABETH, by the grace of God, of England, France, and Ireland, Queen, Defender of the Faith, &c. Which Articles were deliberately read, and confirmed again by the subscription of the hands of the Archbishop 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.


F Faith in the Holy Tri

1. Onity.

2. Of Christ the Son of God.
3. Of his going down into Heli.
4. Of his Resurrection.

5. Of the Holy Ghost.

6. Of the Sufficiency of the Scripture.

7. Of the Old Testament. 8. Of the Three Creeds.

9. Of Original or Birth-in. 10. Of Free-will. 11. Of Justification. 12. Of good Works.

13. Of Works before Justifica-

14. Of Works of Supererogation.
15. Of Christ alone without Sin.
16. Of Sin after Baptism.
17. Of Predestination and Elec-

18. of Maining Salvation by

19. Of the Church.

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28. Of the Lord's Supper.
29. Of the Wicked which eat not
the Body of Christ.

30. Of both kinds.

31. Of Christ's one Oblation.
32. Of the Marriage of Priests.
33. Of Excommunicate Persons.
34. Of the Traditions of the

35. Of Homilies.

36. Of Consecrating of Ministers.
37. Of Civil Magistrates.
33. Of Christian men's Goods.

2. Of the Authority of the Church. 39. Of a Christian man's Outh.




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