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And yet they are not three Gods but one God.

So likewise the Father is Lord, and the Holy

the Son Lord Ghost Lord;

And yet not three Lords: but one Lord.

For like as we are compelled by the Christian verity to acknowledge every Person by himself to be God and Lord;

So are we forbidden by the Catholic Religion: to say, There be three Gods, or three Lords.

The Father is made of none : neither created, nor begotten.

The Son is of the Father alone: not made, nor created, but begotten.

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 (f) 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 touchThe Holy Ghost is of the Fa-ing his Godhead and inferior to :

ther, and of the Son: neither

made, nor created, nor begotten,

but proceeding.

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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.

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(i)" Cannot be saved." The Prelates, who in 1689 were commissioned to review and correct the Liturgy, of whom Abp. Tillotson was one, prepared a Rubric, in which one Part was, that the Articles of this Creed" ought to be received and "believed, as being agreeable to the "Holy Scriptures," but that "the con"demning clauses were to be understood "as relating to those only who obsti"nately denied the substance of the "Christian Faith." Anon. 54, 55. Dr. Waterland says," he inclines to the "moderate opinion of those who think the "author of this Creed does not here lay "the stress upon every little nicety of "explication before given, but upon the "main doctrine of a co-equalandco-eternal "Trinity." Wat. Crit. Hist. c. 10. Should he not have added also," and of the in"carnation, &c. of Jesus Christ," there being no "other name given under hea"ven, whereby men can obtain remission

of their sins, and hope for everlasting "life." According to Mark xvi. 16. "He "that believeth, and is baptised, shall be "saved: but he that believeth not, shall "be damned." So John iii. 18, "He "that believeth on him (i. e. Jesus "Christ) is not condemned: but he that "believeth not, is condemned already, "because he hath not believed in the

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they that have done evil, into everlasting fire.

This is the Catholic Faith: which except a man believe faithfully, he (i) cannot be saved.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen.

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ciples of mildness and toleration, if it "had not adopted the damnatory clauses "of the Athanasian Creed. Though I

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THE LITANY,

OR

GENERAL SUPPLICATION,

TO BE SUNG OR SAID AFTER MORNING PRAYER,

UPON SUNDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, AND FRIDAYS, AND AT OTHER TIMES, WHEN IT SHALL BE COMMANDED BY THE ORDINARY.

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thy most precious blood, and be not angry with us for ever.

Spare us, good Lord.

From all evil and mischief; from sin, from the crafts and assaults of the devil; from thy wrath, and from everlasting damnation,

Good Lord, deliver us.

From all blindness of heart; from pride, vain glory, and hypocrisy; from envy, hatred, and malice, and all uncharitableness,

Good Lord, deliver us.

From fornication, and all other deadly sin; and from all the deceits of the world, the flesh, and the devil,

Good Lord, deliver us.. From lightning and tempest; from plague, pestilence, and fa mine; from battle and murder, and from sudden death,

Good Lord, deliver us.

From all sedition, privy conspiracy, and rebellion; from all false doctrine, heresy, and schism; from hardness of heart, and contempt of thy Word and Commandment,

Good Lord, deliver us. By the mystery of thy holy Incarnation; by thy holy Nativity

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

Good Lord, deliver us. By thine Agony and bloody Sweat (a); by thy Cross and Passion; 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 gracious 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 hear 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.

"agony, he prayed more earnestly, and "his sweat was as it were great drops of "blood failing to the ground." Luke xxii. 44. See poft, note on Luke xxii. 44

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That it may please thee to preserve all that travel by land or by water, all women labouring of child, all sick persons [*especially those *This to for whom our when any desire the prayers are de- Prayers of the Congregation. sired] and young children, and to shew thy pity upon all prisoners and captives; We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to defend and provide for the fatherless children, and widows, and all that are desolate and oppressed;

We beseech thee to bear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to have mercy upon all men ; We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to forgive our enemies, persecutors, and slanderers, and to turn their hearts;

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to give and preserve to our use the kindly fruits of the earth, so as in due time we may enjoy them;

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to give us true repentance, to forgive us all our sins, negligences, and ignorances, and to endue us with the grace of thy Holy Spirit, to amend our lives according to thy holy Word;

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Son of God: we beseech thee to hear us.

Son of God: we beseech thee to hear us.

O Lamb of God: that takest away the sins of the world; Grant us thy peace.

O Lamb of God: that takest away the sins of the world;

Have mercy upon us.
O Christ, hear us.

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

Then shall the Priest, and the People with bim, say the Lord's Prayer.

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