Imatges de pÓgina

Upon the Frats; Christmas Day, the Epiphany, Se Matthias, Easter Day, Ascen n Day, Whit-Sunday, St. John Baptist, St. James, St. Bartholomew, St. Matthew, B. Simon and St. Jude, St Andrew, and upon Trinity Sunday, shall be sung said at Morning Prayer, instead of the Aposter Creed, this Confession of our Christian Fath, common's calet, The Cried of St. Athanasius; by the Minifler and Pergle, sanding.

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(a)" St. Athanasius." It is generally understood that this Creed was not written until after the time of Athanasius, who died A.D. 373. See Bp. Tomline's Theology, 219.

(b)" Perish," see note infra on "can"not be saved."

(c) "Not three." Sabellius, and some of his predecessors, charged the Church with acknowledging three Gods. This answers that charge.

(d) "The Son is God." The Son whom Isaiah foretold the Virgin was to conceive, Isaiah vii. 14. was to be called "Immanuel, "that is, God with us." One of the names assigned him, Isaiah ix. 6. is "The "mighty God." St. John says, "The "Word (i e. that Word which " was "made flesh, and dwelt among us,"

(John i. 14.) was God," John i. 1. St. Paul speaks of Christ, Rom. ix. 5. as

The Father uncreate, the Son uncreate and the Holy Ghost


The Father incomprehensible, the Son incomprehensible: and the Holy Ghost incomprehensible.

The Father eternal, the Son eternal: and the Holy Ghost eternal;

And yet they are not (c) three eternals: but one eternal.

As also there are not three incomprehensibles, nor three uncreated: but one uncreated, and one incomprehensible.

So likewise the Father is Al

mighty, the Son Almighty : and the Holy Ghost Almighty;

And yet they are not three Almighties but one Almighty.

So the Father is God, the Son

is (d) God: and the Holy Ghost is (e) God;

"over all, God blessed for ever." In Col. ii. 9. he says, that "in him (viz. "Christ) dwelleth all the fulness of "the Godhead bodily ;" and 1 Tim. iii. 16. "God was manifest in the “ flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of "angels, preached unto the Gentiles, "believed on in the world, received up "into glory." And in Rev.i, 11. 17, 18. "He that liveth and was dead, and is "alive for evermore, and hath the keys " of hell and death," says of himself, “I "am Alpha and Omega, I am the "first and the last," which are the proper appellations of God. See also Isaiah xli 4-xliv. 6.-xlvii. 12. also Bp. Tomline's Theology, 100 to 154, and Dr. Waterland's Moyer's Sermons. (e)" Holy Ghost is God". See 2 Bp. Tomline's Theology, 84 to 98, and 176 to 187.


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He therefore that will be saved: must thus think of the Trinity.

Furthermore, it is necessary to everlasting salvation that he also believe rightly the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ.

For the right Faith is, that we believe and confess that our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is God and Man;

God, of the Substance of the Father, begotten before the worlds: and Man, of the (ƒ) Substance of his Mother, born in the world;

Perfect (g) God, and Perfect Man of a reasonable soul, and human flesh subsisting;

Equal to the Father, as touch

The Holy Ghost is of the Fa-ing his Godhead and inferior to

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(f) "Man of the substance of his mother." A sect, called "The Apollinarians," pretended that Christ either had no human body, or that he brought it from heaven, and took it not of the Virgin Mary: And it was in answer to this heresy, that he is here described as "man of the substance of his mother." Anon. on this Creed, ed. 1735, p. 50. (g)" Perfect God." A sect, called "The Arians," considered Christ as


the Father, as touching his Manhood.

Who although he be God and Man yet he is not (b) two, but one Christ ;

One; not by conversion of the Godhead into flesh: but by taking of the Manhood into God;

One altogether; not by confusion of Substance: but by unity of Person.

For as the reasonable soul and flesh is one man so God and Man is one Christ ;

Whosuffered for our salvation : descended into hell, rose again the third day from the dead;

a created God: God in office only, not in nature: an imperfect God. It is in answer to them, therefore, that he is here described as perfect God." Anon. 50.

(b)" Not two." The Apollinarians urged, because of the two natures of Christ, that the Church asserted two Christs, a divine Christ as to one nature, and a human Christ as to the other: this denies that conclusion. Anon. 51.


Christ, have mercy upon us. Lord, have mercy upon us.

Then the Minister, Clerks, and People shall say the Lord's Prayer with a loud voice.

OUR Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done in 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.

Then the Priest, standing up, shall say, O Lord, shew thy mercy upon


Answ. And grant us thy salvation.

Priest. O Lord, save the King;

Answ. And mercifully hear us when we call upon thee.

Priest. Endue thy Ministers with righteousness;

Answ. And make thy chosen people joyful.

Priest. O Lord, save thy people;

Answ. And bless thine inheritance.

Priest. Give peace in our time, O Lord;

Answ. Because there is none other that fighteth for us, but only thou, O God.

Priest. O God, make clean our hearts within us.

Answ. And take not thy Holy Spirit from us.

Then shall follow three Colleas; the first of the Day, and then


For Peace.

O GOD, who art the author of peace, and lover of concord, in

knowledge of whom standeth our eternal life, whose service is perfect freedom; Defend us thy humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we surely trusting in thy defence, may not fear the power of any adversaries, through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For Grace.

O LORD our heavenly Father, Almighty and everlasting God, who hast safely brought us to the beginning of this Day; Defend us in the same with thy mighty power; and grant that this day we fall into no sin, neither run into any kind of danger; but that all our doings may be ordered by thy governance, to do always that is righteous in thy sight, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


the two following.

O GOD, from whom all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works do proceed; Give unto thy servants that peace which the world cannot give ; that both our hearts may be set to obey thy commandments, and also that by thee we being defended from the fear of our enemies, may pass our time in rest and quietness, through the merits of Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.

For Aid against all Perils. LIGHTEN our darkness, we beseech thee, O Lord; and by thy great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night, for the love of thy only Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

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Then these five Prayers following are to be read here, except when the Litany is read; and then only the two last are to be read, as they are there placed.

A Prayer for the King's Majesty. O LORD our heavenly Father, high and mighty, King of kings, Lord of lords, the only Ruler of princes, who dost from thy throne behold all the dwellers upon earth; Most heartily we beseech thee with thy favour to behold our most gracious Sovereign Lord, King GEORGE; and so replenish him with the grace of thy Holy Spirit, that he may alway incline to thy will, and walk in thy way: Endue him plenteously with heavenly gifts; grant him in health and wealth long to live; strengthen him, that he may vanquish and overcome all his enemies; and finally, after this life, he may attain everlasting joy and felicity, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A Prayer for the Royal Family. ALMIGHTY God, the fountain of all goodness, we humbly beseech thee to bless our gracious Queen Charlotte, their Royal Highnesses George Prince of Wales, the Princess of Wales, and all the Royal Family: Endue them with thy Holy Spirit; enrich them with thy heavenly grace; prosper them with all happiness; and bring them to thine everlast

(b)" Two or three." See Matt. xviii. 19, 20. where our Saviour says to his disciples, "If two of you shall agree on "earth touching any thing that they "shall ask, it shall be done for them of

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Here endeth the Order of Morning and Evening Prayer.

and Circumcision; by thy Baptism, Fasting, and Temptation,

Good Lord, deliver us. By thine Agony and bloody Sweat (a); by thy Cross and Pas. sion; by thy precious Death and Burial; by thy glorious Resurrection and Ascension; and by the coming of the Holy Ghost,

Good Lord, deliver us.

In all time of our tribulation; in all time of our wealth; in the hour of death, and in the day of judgement,

Good Lord, deliver us.

We sinners do beseech thee to hear us, O Lord God; and that it may please thee to rule and govern thy holy Church universal in the right way;

- We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to keep and strengthen in the true worshipping of thee, in righteousness and holiness of life thy servant GEORGE, our most gra. cious King and Governor ;

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to rule his heart in thy faith, fear, and love; and that he may evermore have affiance in thee, and ever seek thy honour and glory;

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to be his defender and keeper, giving him the victory over all his enemies;

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to bless

(a)" Agony and bloody sweat." This was just before he was betrayed, when he had been praying to God to remove that cup from him; and, "being in an

and preserve our gracious Queen Charlotte, their Royal Highnesses George Prince of Wales, the Princess of Wales, and all the Royal Family;

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to illuminate all Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, with true knowledge and understanding of thy Word; and that both by their preaching and living they may set it forth, and shew it accordingly;

We beseech thee to bear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to endue the Lords of the Council, and all the Nobility, with grace, wisdom, and understanding;

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to bless and keep the Magistrates; giving them grace to execute justice, and to maintain truth;

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to bless and keep all thy people;

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to give to all nations, unity, peace, and concord;

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to give us an heart to love and dread thee, and diligently to live after thy commandments;

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

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