Imatges de pÓgina

first are brothers and sisters.-2. Their children, or cousin-germans.-3. The children of cousingermans.-4. And lastly, the children of those which are of the fourth degree or remove of kindred; likewise where such affinity is contracted by lawful marriage.-Also in case of adultery and fornication, which create an affinity to the second degree, and in the sacraments of baptism and confirmation, whereby the god-father and godmother are prohibited from marrying with either the parents or the child.

3. When married persons commit adultery, and make promises of future marriage at the death of the innocent party: in which case the promises are absolutely null and void,

The second kind is what doth not annul or hinder the sacrament from being true and valid, yet makes it a very great crime to transgress in. 1. Such as where mutual promises have been made by either of the parties to any other person.2. Where the simple vow of chastity has been made by either contracted party.-3. When the marriage is solemnized within the forbidden seasons; viz. from the first Sunday of Advent to Twelfth-Day; and from Ash-Wednesday to LowSunday, including these mentioned days.





The Morning and Evening Prayer are each in two Divisions. It is recommended to all Parents and Masters to read the short Morning and Evening Prayer publicly in their families every Day. The longer form may be used on Sundays and Holidays, or every Day by those who have Time.




¶ Some one or more of these Sentences of Scripture which follow may be read either before or after Prayer for the Purpose of Meditation.

WHEN the just man turneth himself away from his justice, and committeth iniquity, he shall die therein: in the injustice which he hath wrought he shall die. Ezech. xviii. 26.

And when the wicked man turneth himself away from his wickedness which he hath wrought

* If there be one counsel more required than another, in the first page of this Work, it is to caution the female Sex against levity in Church. They perhaps are seldom aware of the great scandal occasioned by their example in talking, gazing and laughing, and that to their levity may be principally ascribed the irreverences committed. A pious woman should recollect that edification is exacted of her by religion, from the moment she enters within the door, till she leave the threshold of the Church.


and doeth judgment and justice, he shall save his soul alive. Ezech. xvii. 27.

Wash me yet more from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. Psal. 1. 8.

For I know my iniquities, and my sin is always before me. Psal. 1. 4.

Turn away thy face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities. Psal. 1. 11.

A sacrifice to God is an afflicted spirit: a contrite and humble heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. Psal. 1. 19.

Rend your hearts, and not your garments, and turn to the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, patient and rich in mercy, and ready to repent of the evil. Joel ii. 13.

To thee the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness, for we have departed from thee: and we have not hearkened to the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in his law which he set before us by his servants the prophets. Dan. ix. 9, 10.

Correct me, O Lord, but yet with judgment; and not in thy fury, lest thou bring me to nothing. Jerem. x. 24.

Do penance: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. St. Matt. iii. 2.

I will arise and will go to my father, and say to him; father, I have sinned against heaven and before thee: I am not now worthy to be called thy son; make me as one of thy hired servants. Luke xv. 18.

Enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight no man living shall be justified. Psal. cxliii. 2.

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all iniquities. 1 John i. 8, 9.

IN the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

Blessed be the holy and undivided Trinity, now and for ever. Amen.

The Lord's Prayer.

OUR Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name: Thy kingdom come: Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven: Give us this day our daily bread: And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive them that trespass against us: And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. Amen.

¶ The Angelical Salutation.

HAIL Mary, full of grace, our Lord is with thee: Blessed art thou among women; and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, JESUS. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.

T The Apostles' Creed.

I BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ, his only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell, the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, sitteth at the right-hand of God the

* The practice of making the sign of the cross, is respectfully noticed in all the Liturgies of the world; without even except. ing the Protestant Common Prayer Book; King Edward the Sixth's edition of which says; "As touching kneeling, crossing, holding up of hands, knocking upon the breast, and other gestures, they may be used or left, as every man's devotion serveth, without "blame."


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