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Spare us, good Lord.
That it may please thee to rule From all evil and mischief; from her heart in thy faith, fear, and sin, from the crafts and assaults love, and that she may evermore of the devil; from thy wrath, and have affiance in thee, and ever from everlasting damnation, seek thy honour and glory; Good Lord, deliver us.
We beseech thee to hear us, good From all blindness of heart; Lord. from pride, vain-glory, and hypo That it may please thee to be crisy ; from envy, hatred, and ma- her defender, and keeper, giving lice, and all uncharitableness, her the victory over all her ene
Good Lord, deliver us. mies; From fornication, and all other We beseech thee to hear us, good deadly sin; and from all the de Lord. ceits of the world, the flesh, and I That it may please thee to bless the devil,
and preserve the Prince Albert, Good Lord, deliver us.
Albert Prince of Wales, and all From lightning and tempest; the Royal Family; from plague, pestilence, and fa We beseech thee to hear us, good mine; from battle and murder, Lord. and from sudden death,
That it may please thee to illuGood Lord, deliver us. minate all Bishops, Priests, and From all sedition, privy con Deacons, with true knowledge spiracy, and rebellion; from all and understanding of thy Word; false doctrine, heresy, and schism; and that both by their preaching from hardness of heart, and con and living they may set it forth, tempt of thy Word and Com- and shew it accordingly; mandment,
We beseech thee to hear us, good Good Lord, deliver us.
Lord. By the mystery of thy holy In That it may please thee to bless carnation ; by thy holy Nativity these thy servants, now to be adand Circumcision; by thy Bap mitted to the Order of Deacons, tism, Fasting, and Temptation, [or Priests,) and to pour thy grace
Good Lord, deliver us. upon them; that they may duly By thine Agony and bloody execute their Office, to the edifySweat; by thy Cross and Passion; ing of thy Church, and the glory by thy precious Death and Burial; 1 of thy holy Name; by thy glorious Resurrection and We beseech thee to hear us, good Ascension; and by the coming of Lord. the Holy Ghost,
That it may please thee to endue Good Lord, deliver us.
the Lords of the Council, and all In all time of our tribulation; the Nobility, with grace, wisdom, in all time of our wealth; in the and understanding; hour of death, and in the day of We beseech thee to hear us, good judgement,
That it may please thee to bless We sinners do beseech thee to and keep the Magistrates, giving hear us, O Lord God; and that it them grace to execute justice, and may please thee to rule and govern to maintain truth; thy holy Church universal in the We beseech thee to hear us, good right way;
Lord. We beseech thee to hear us, good That it may please thee to bless Lord.
and keep all thy people; That it may please thee to keep We beseech thee to hear us, good and strengthen in the true wor Lord. shipping of thee, in righteousness That it may please thee to give and holiness of life, thy Servant to all nations unity, peace, and VICTORIA, our most gracious concord; Queen and Governour;
We beseech thee to hear us, good We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. Lord.
That it may please thee to give
to massace to exes,
us an heart to love and dread thee, We beseech thee to hear us, good
That it may please thee to give
all our sins, negligences, and ig-
O Lamb of God : that takest
Grant us thy peace.
Have mercy upon us. hearted; and to raise up them O Christ, hear us. that fall; and finally to beat down O Christ, hear us. Satan under our feet;
Lord, have mercy upon us. We beseech thee to hear us, good
Lord, have mercy upon us. Lord.
Christ, have mercy upon us. That it may please thee to suc
Christ, have mercy upon us. cour, help, and comfort, all that are in danger, necessity, and tri
Lord, have mercy upon us. bulation;
Lord, have mercy upon us. We beseech thee to hear us, good Then shall the Priest, and the Lord.
people with him, say the Lord's That it may please thee to pre Prayer. serve all that travel by land or UR Father, which art in heaby water, all women labouring of ven, Hallowed be thy Name. child, all sick persons, and young Thy kingdom come. Thy will be children; and to shew thy pity done in earth, As it is in heaven. upon all prisoners and captives; Give us this day our daily bread.
We beseech thee to hear us, good | And forgive us our trespasses, Lord.
As we forgive them that trespass That it may please thee to de against us. And lead us not into fend, and provide for, the father temptation; But deliver us from less children and widows, and all evil. Amen. that are desolate and oppressed; Priest. O Lord, deal not with
We beseech thee to hear us, good us after our sins.
Answer. Neither reward us after
Let us pray.
GOD, merciful Father, that That it may please thee to for despisest not the sighing of a give our enemies, persecutors, contrite heart, nor the desire of and slanderers, and to turn their such as be sorrowful; Mercifully hearts;
assist our prayers that we make We beseech thee to hear us, good before thee in all our troubles and Lord.
adversities, whensoever they opThat it may please thee to give press us; and graciously hear us, and preserve to our use the kindly that those evils, which the craft fruits of the earth, so as in due and subtilty of the devil or man time we may enjoy them;
worketh against us, be brought to
nought; and by the providence of Then shall be sung or said the thy goodness they may be dispers Service for the Communion, with ed; that we thy servants, being
the Collect, Epistle, and Gospel, hurt by no persecutions, may
as followeth. evermore give thanks unto thee
The Collect. in thy holy Church; through Je ALMIGHTY God, who by thy sus Christ our Lord.
A Divine Providence hast apO Lord, arise, help us, and de
pointed divers Orders of Ministers liver us for thy Name's sake.
in thy Church, and didst inspire
thine Apostles to choose into the GOD, we have heard with our | Order of Deacons the first Martyr
ears, and our fathers have de Saint Stephen, with others; Merclared unto us, the noble works cifully behold these thy servants that thou didst in their days, and now called to the like Office and in the old time before them.
Administration; replenish them O Lord, arise, help us, and de
so with the truth of thy Doctrine,
and adorn them with innocency of liver us for thine honour.
life, that, both by word and good Glory be to the Father, and example, they may faithfully serve to the Son : and to the Holy thee in this Office, to the glory of Ghost;
thy Name, and the edification of Answer. As it was in the begin thy Church; through the merits ning, is now, and ever shall be : of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who world without end. Amen.
liveth and reigneth with thee and From our enemies defend us,
the Holy Ghost, now and for ever. O Christ.
Amen. . Graciously look upon our afflic The Epistle. 1 Tim. iii. 8. tions.
TIKEWISE must the Deacons Pitifully behold the sorrows of I be grave, not double tongued, our hearts.
not given to much wine, not Mercifully forgive the sins of greedy of filthy lucre, holding the thy people.
mystery of the faith in a pure conFavourably with mercy hear science. And let these also first our prayers.
be proved; then let them use the O Son of David, have mercy Office of a Deacon, being found upon us.
blameless. Even so must their Both now and ever vouchsafe wives be grave, not slanderers, to hear us, O Christ.
sober, faithful in all things. Let Graciously hear us, Christ; gra the Deacons be the husbands of ciously hear us, O Lord Christ. one wife, ruling their children
Priest. O Lord, let thy mercy and their own houses well. For be shewed upon us;
they that have used the Office of Answer. As we do put our trust a Deacon well purchase to themin thee.
selves a good degree, and great Let us pray.
boldness in the faith which is in
Or else this, out of the sixth of upon our infirmities; and for the
the Acts of the Apostles. glory of thy Name turn from us
Acts yi. 2. all those evils that we most right- THEN the twelve called the eously have deserved; and grant, I multitude of the disciples unto that in all our troubles we may | them, and said, It is not reason put our whole trust and confidence that we should leave the Word of in thy mercy, and evermore serve God, and serve tables. Wherefore, thee in holiness and pureness of brethren, look ye out among you living, to thy honour and glory; seven men of honest report, full through our only Mediator and of the holy Ghost and wisdom, Advocate, Jesus Christ our Lord. | whom we may appoint over this Amen.
| business. But we will give our
selves continually to prayer, and, due Order of this Realm, to the to the ministry of the Word. And | Ministry of the Church? the saying pleased the whole mul Answer. I think so. titude. And they chose Stephen,
The Bishop. a man full of faith, and of the holy
O you unfeignedly believe all Ghost, and Philip, and Procho the Canonical Scriptures of rus, and Nicanor, and Timon, | the Old and New Testament? and Parmenas, and Nicolas a pro Answer. I do believe them. selyte of Antioch; whom they set
The Bishop. before the Apostles; and, when
W ILL you diligently read the they had prayed, they laid their
same unto the people assemhands on them. And the Word of
bled in the Church where you God increased, and the number
shall be appointed to serve ? of the disciples multiplied in Je
Answer. I will. rusalem greatly, and a great company of the Priests were obedient
The Bishop. to the faith.
TT appertaineth to the Office of
I a Deacon, in the Church where And before the Gospel, the Bishop, he shall be appointed to serve, to sitting in his chair, shall cause the assist the Priest in Divine Service, Oath of the Queen's Supremacy,
and specially when he ministereth and against the power and au
the holy Communion, and to help thority of all foreign Potentates,
him in the distribution thereof, to be ministered unto every one of
and to read holy Scriptures and them that are to be Ordered.
Homilies in the Church; and to The Oath of the Queen's Sovereignty. instruct the youth in the CateT A. B. do swear, that I do from chism; in the absence of the Priest 1 my heart abhor, detest, and to baptize infants, and to preach, abjure, as impious and heretical, if he be admitted thereto by the that damnable Doctrine and Po Bishop. And furthermore, it is sition, That Princes excommu his Office, where provision is so nicated or deprived by the Pope, made, to search for the sick, poor, or any Authority of the See of and impotent people of the Parish, Rome, may be deposed or mur to intimate their estates, names, dered by their Subjects, or any and places where they dwell, unto other whatsoever. And I do de the Curate, that by his exhortation clare, that no foreign Prince, Per-1 they may be relieved with the alms son, Prelate, State, or Potentate,
of the Parishioners, or others. Will hath, or ought to have, any Juris you do this gladly and willingly? diction, Power, Superiority, Pre Answer. I will so do, by the eminence, or Authority, Eccle help of God. siastical or Spiritual, within this
The Bishop. Realm. So help me God.
W ILL you apply all your diliThen shall the Bishop examine
gence to frame and fashion every one of them that are to be
your own lives, and the lives of Ordered, in the presence of the
your families, according to the people, after this manner follow
Doctrine of Christ; and to make
both yourselves and them, as much O you trust that you are in as in you lieth, wholesome examwardly moved by the Holy
ples of the flock of Christ? Ghost to take upon you this Office Answer. I will so do, the Lord and Ministration, to serve God
being my helper. for the promoting of his glory, and
The Bishop. the edifying of his people?
W ILL you reverently obey your Answer. I trust so.
V Ordinary, and other chief
Ministers of the Church, and them The Bishop.
to whom the charge and governNo you think that you are truly ment over you is committed, fol.
called, according to the will lowing with a glad mind and will of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the their godly admonitions ?
Answer. I will endeavour my- 1 The Communion ended, after the self, the Lord being my helper. last Collect, and immediately be.
fore the Benediction, shall be said Then the Bishop laying his Hands
these Collects following. severally upon the Head of every one of them, humbly kneeling be LMIGHTY God, giver of all fore him, shall say,
good things, who of thy great TAKE thou Authority to ex goodness hast vouchsafed to accept
1 ecute the Office of a Deacon and take these thy servants unto in the Church of God committed the Office of Deacons in thy Church; unto thee; In the Name of the Make them, we beseech thee, O Father, and of the Son, and of Lord, to be modest, humble, and the Holy Ghost. Amen.
constant in their Ministration, to
have a ready will to observe all I Then shall the Bishop deliver to
spiritual Discipline; that they every one of them the New Testament, saying,
having always the testimony of a
good conscience, and continuing TAKE thou Authority to read
ever stable and strong in thy Son 1 the Gospel in the Church of
Christ, may so well behave themGod, and to preach the same, if
selves in this inferior Office, that thou be thereto licensed by the
they may be found worthy to be Bishop himself.
called unto the higher Ministries ? Then one of them, appointed by in thy Church; through the same the Bishop, shall read the Gospel. thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ, St. Luke xii. 35.
to whom be glory and honour
world without end. Amen. T ET your loins be girded about, L and your lights burning; and ye yourselves like unto men that DREVENT us, O Lord, in all wait for their Lord, when he will Tour doings with thy most grareturn from the wedding; that, cious favour, and further us with when he cometh and knocketh, thy continual help; that in all our they may open unto him immedi works begun, continued, and endately. Blessed are those servants, ed in thee, we may glorify thy whom the Lord when he cometh holy Name, and finally by thy shall find watching. Verily I say mercy obtain everlasting life; unto you, that he shall gird him through Jesus Christ our Lord. self, and make them to sit down
Amen. to meat, and will come forth and serve them. And if he shall come THE peace of God, which passin the second watch, or come in 1 eth all understanding, keep the third watch, and find them your hearts and minds in the So, blessed are those servants. knowledge and love of God, and
Then shall the Bishop proceed in of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord : the Communion, and all that are
And the Blessing of God AlmighOrdered shall tarry, and receive ty, the Father, the Son, and the the holy Communion the same Holy Ghost, be amongst you, and day with the Bishop.
remain with you always. Amen.
And here it must be declared unto the Deacon, that he must continue in that Office of a Deacon the space of a whole year (except for reasonable causes it shall otherwise seem good unto the Bishop) to the intent he may be perfect, and well expert in the things appertaining to the Ecclesiastical Administration. In executing whereof if he be found faithful and diligent, he may be admitted by his Diocesan to the Order of Priesthood, at the times appointed in the Canon; or else, on urgent occasion, upon some other Sunday, or Holy-day, in the face of the Church, in such manner and form as hereafter followeth.