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LMIGHTY God, who rulest over all the kingdoms of the World, and disposest of them according to thy good pleasure; We yield thee unfeigned thanks, for that thou wast pleased, as on this day, to place thy Servant our Sovereign Lady, Queen VICTORIA upon the Throne of this Realm. Let thy wisdom be her guide, and let thine arm strengthen her; let justice, truth, and holiness, let peace and love, and all those virtues that adorn the Christian Profession, flourish in her days; direct all her counsels and endeavours to thy glory, and the welfare of her people; and give us grace to obey her cheerfully and willingly for conscience sake; that neither our sinful passions, nor our private interests, may disappoint her cares for the publick good; let her always possess the hearts of her people, that they may never he wanting in honour to her Person, and dutiful submission to her Authority; let her Reign be long and prosperous, and crown her with immortality in the life to come; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

In the end of the Litany (which shall always be used upon this Day) after the Colleet [We humbly beseech thee, O Fa ther, &c.] shall the following Prayer, for the Queen und Royal Family, be used. 0

LORD our God, who upholdest and governest all things in heaven and earth; receive our humble prayers, with our hearty thanksgiv. ings, for our Sovereign Lady VICTORIA, as on this day, set over us by thy grace and providence to be our Queen; and so together with her bless Albert Edward Prince of Wales, the Princess of Wales, and all the Royal Family; that they all, ever trusting in thy goodness, protected by thy power, and crowned with thy gracious and endless favour, may continue before thee in health, peace, joy, and honour, and may live long and happy lives upon earth, and after

death obtain everlasting life and glory in the kingdom of heaven, by the Merits and Mediation of Christ Jesus our Saviour, who with the Father and the Holy Spirit, liveth and reigneth ever one God, world without end. Amen.

Then shall follow this Collect, for God's protection of the Queen against all her enemies.

MOS OST gracious God, who hast set thy servant VICTORIA our Queen upon the Throne of her Ancestors, we most humbly beseech thee to protect her on the same from all the dangers to which she may be exposed; Hide her from the gathering together of the froward, and from the insurrection of wicked doers; Do thou weaken the hands, blast the designs, and defeat the enterprizes of all her enemies, that no secret conspiracies, nor open violences, may disquiet her Reign; but that, being safely kept under the shadow of thy wing, and supported by thy power, she may triumph over all opposition; that so the world may acknowledge thee to be her defender and mighty deliverer in all difficulties and adversities; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then the Prayer for the High Court of

Parliament (if sitting.)

In the Communion Service, immediately before the reading of the Epistle, instead of the Collect for the Queen, and that of the Day, shall be used this Prayer for the Queen, as supreme Governour of this Church.

B Christian Princes to the defence of thy Faith, and hast made it their duty to promote the spiritual welfare, together with the temporal interest of their people; We acknowledge with humble and thankful hearts thy great goodness to us, in setting thy Servant our most gracious Queen over this Church and Nation; Give her, we beseech thee, all those heavenly graces that are requisite for so high a trust; Let the work of thee her God prosper in her hands; Let her eyes behold the success of her designs for the service of thy true Religion established amongst us; And make her a blessed instrument of protecting and advancing thy Truth, wherever it is persecuted and oppressed; Let Hypocrisy and Profaneness, Superstition and Idolatry, fly before her face; Let not Heresies

LESSED Lord, who hast called

and false Doctrines disturb the peace of the Church, nor Schisms and causeless Divisions weaken it; But grant us to be of one heart and one mind in serving thee our God, and obeying her according to thy will: And that these blessings may be continued to after-ages, let there never be one wanting in her house ne succeed her in the government of this United Kingdom, that our posterity may see her children's children, and peace upon Israel. So we that are thy people, and sheep of thy pasture, shall give thee thanks for ever, and will always be shewing forth thy praise from generation to gene ration. Amen.

The Epistle. 1 St. Pet. l. 11.
EARLY beloved, I beseech you

from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evil-doers, they may, by your good works which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation. Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake; whether it be to the King, as supreme; or unto governours, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evil-doers, and for the praise of them that do well. For so is the will of God, that with welldoing ye may put to silence the igno

sance of foolish men: as free, and not

using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God. Honour all men. Love the brother hood. Fear God. Honour the King.

The Gospel. St. Matth. xxii. 16.

AND they sent out unto him their disciples, with the Herodians,

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me, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. St. Matt. v. 16.

After the Prayer [For the whole State of Christ's Church &c.] these Collects following shall be used.

A Prayer for Unity.

GOD the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, our only Saviour, the Prince of Peace; Give us grace

dangers we are in by our unhappy divisions. Take away all hatred and prejudice, and whatsoever else may hinder us from godly Union and Concord: that, as there is but one Body, and one Spirit, and one Hope of our Calling, one Lord, one Faith, one Baptism, one God and Father of us all, so we may henceforth be all of one heart, and of one soul, united in one holy bond of Truth and Peace, of Faith and Charity, and may with one mind and one mouth glorify thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

RANT, O Lord, we beseech

G thee, that the course of this world may be so peaceably ordered by thy governance, that thy Church may joyfully serve thee in all godly quietness, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

G mighty God, that the words, GRANT, we beseech thee, Al

which we have heard this day with our outward ears, may through thy hearts, that they may bring forth in grace be so grafted inwardly in our us the fruit of good living, to the honour and praise of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 4.

saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of inen. Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not? But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? shew me the all wisdom, who knowest tribute-money. And they brought ALMIGHTY God, the fountain

unto him a peny. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Cæsar the things which are Cæsar's; and un


our necessities before we ask, and our ignorance in asking; We beseech thee to have compassion upon our infirmities; and those things, which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we can

not ask, vouchsafe to give us for the worthiness of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

THE peace of God which passeth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge


and love of God, and of his Son Je sus Christ our Lord: And the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst you, and remain with you always. Amen.

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, 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.


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"Given at Our Court at Kensington, the Twenty-first Day of
"June, 1837, in the First Year of Our Reign.
"By Her Majesty's Command,



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 pre"sented 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 Dis"continuance :

"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 herein"before 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, Cambridge, 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 hence"forth 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,





In the Convocation holden at London in the Year 1562, for the avoiding of Diversities of Opinions, and for the establishing of Consent touching true Religion: Reprinted by His Majesty's Commandment, with His Royal Declaration prefixed thereunto.


EING by God's Ordinance, according to Our just Title, Defender of the Faith, 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 Convocation 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 Scriptures, and the general meaning of the Articles of the Church of England according 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 Article, but shall take it in the literal and grammatical sense.

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.


I. Of Faith in the Holy Trinity. THERE is but one living and true God, everlasting, without body, parts, or passions; of infinite power, wisdom, and goodness; the Maker, and Preserver of all things both visible and invisible. And in unity of this God

head there be three Persons, of one substance, power, and eternity; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.

II. Of the Word or Son of God,

which was made very Man. THE Son, which is the Word

of the Father, begotten from everlasting of the Father, the very and eternal God, and of one

substance with the Father, took Man's nature in the womb of the blessed Virgin, of her substance: so that two whole and perfect Natures, that is to say, the Godhead and Manhood, were joined together in one Person, never to

very God, and very Man, who truly suffered, was crucified, dead and buried, to reconcile his Father to us, and to be a sacrifice, not only for original guilt, but also for all actual sins of men.


Of the going down of Christ into Hell.

A buried, so also is it to be believed, that he went down into Hell.

Christ died for us, and was

IV. Of the Resurrection of Christ. CHRIST did truly rise again from death, and took again his body, with flesh, benes, and all things appertaining to the perfection of Man's nature; wherewith he ascended into Heaven, and there sitteth, until he return to judge all Men at the last day.

V. Of the Holy Ghost. from the Father and the Son, THE Holy Ghost, proceeding is of one substance, majesty, and glory, with the Father and the Son, very and eternal God.

VI. Of the Sufficiency of the holy

Scriptures for salvation.

HOLY Scripture containeth all

things necessary to salvation: so that whatsoever is not read therein, nor may be proved thereby, is not to be required of any man, that it should be believed as an article of the Faith, or be

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