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* There is no Table given in the original edition : the
present is added for facility of reference.-P. H.
The Ordinary Public Worship on the Lord's-day.
The Order of Celebrating the Sacrament of the Body
The Celebration of the Sacrament of Baptism.
Of Catechising, and the Approbation of those that
are to be admitted to the Lord's Supper.
Of the Celebration of Matrimony.
The Visitation of the Sick, and their Communion.
The Order for Solemnizing the Burial of the Dead.
Of Extraordinary Days of Humiliation, and Thanks-
giving; and Anniversary Festivals.
Of Prayer and Thanksgiving for Particular Mem-
Of Pastoral Discipline, Public Confession, Absolution,
and Exclusion from the Holy Communion of the
APPENDIX.- A Larger Litany, or General Prayer;
used at discretion.
TO THE RIGHT REVEREND BISHOPS,
Having already given you our judgment of several things in the Book of Common Prayer, and our desires for the altering of some parts of it, leaving the rest unaltered : we here tender you some of the said alterations, which in our former paper we shewed to be needful; and some additional forms in Scripture phrase (as near as we well could) suited to the nature of the several parts of worship. The texts are cited in the margin, to justify partly the matter, and partly the phrase. If any be misapplied (which we hope will not be found) we shall be willing, upon information, to retract such misapplication. If some of the Prayers here offered seem of too great a length, the substance of them being allowed, we shall, upon conference and mutual consideration, endeavour to contract them. And whereas his Majesty's Commission doth ern power and authorise us to take into our consideration the several Directions, Rules, and Forms of Prayer, and things contained in the Book of Common Prayer : and further addeth, When we shall have drawn our consultations to