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PRAYER WITH THANKSGIVING
TO ALMIGHTY GOD; To be used in all Churches and Chapels within this Realm, every Year, upon the Twentieth Day of June; being the Day on which Her Majesty began Her happy Reign.
I plications, thayefis interes Son,
The Service shall be the same with the usual Office for Holy-days in all things;
except where it is in this Office otherwise appointed. If this Day shall happen to be Sunday, this whole office shall be used, as it ful
Loweth, entirely. Morning Prayer shall begin with these and faithfulness, that they may Sentences.
preserve her. Psalm lxi. 7. EXHORT that first of all, Sup- flourish : and let peace be in all our
In her time let the righteous and giving of Thanks, be made for borders. Psal. lxxii. 7. & cxlvii. 14. all men; for Kings, and for all that As for her enemies, clothe them are in Authority; that we may lead
with shame : but upon herselflet her a quiet and peaceable life, in all
crown flourish. Psalm cxxxii. 19. godliness and honesty: For this is
Blessed be the Lord God, even the good and acceptable unto God our
God of Israel : which only doeth Saviour. 1 Tim. ii. 1, 2, 3.
wondrous things. Psalm lxxii. 18. If we say that we have no sin, we
And blessed be the Name of his deceive ourselves, and the truth is Majesty for ever : and all the earth not in us; but, if we confess our
shall be filled with his Majesty. sins, he is faithful and just to for. Amen, Amen. Ver. 19. give us our sins, and to cleanse us
Glory be to the Father, and to the
Son : and to the Holy Ghost; from all unrighteousness. 1 St. John i. 8, 9.
As it was in the beginning, is
now, and ever shall be: world withInstead of Venite exultemus the Hymn out end. Amen. following shall be suid or sung; one Verse by the Priest, and another by the
Proper Psalms. xx, xxi, ci. Clerk and people.
Proper Lessons. O
LORD our Governour : how The First, Josh. i. to the end of the excellent is thy Name in all
ninth Verse. the world! Psalm viii. l.
Te Deum. Lord, what is man, that thou hast such respect unto him : or the The Second, Rom. xiii. son of man, that thou so regardest
Jubilate Deo. him Psalm cxliv. 3.
The merciful and gracious Lord (The Suffrages nert after the Creed shall hath so done his marvellous works :
stand thus. that they ought to be had in remem- Priest. O Lord, shew thy mercy brance. Psalm cxi. 4.
upon us. O that men would therefore praise Answer. And grant us thy salvathe Lord for his goodness : and de- tion. clare the wonders that he doeth for Priest. O Lord, save the Queen; the children of men! Psalm cvii. 21. Answer. Who putteth her trust
Behold, O God our defender : and in thee. look upon the face of thine Anoint- Priest. Send her help from thy ed. Psalm lxxxiv. 9.
holy place. O hold thou up her goings in thy Answer. And evermore mightily paths : that her footsteps slip not. defend her. Psalm xvii. 5.
Priest. Let her enemies have no Grant the Queen a long life : and advantage against her. make her glad with the joy of thy Answer. Let not the wicked apcountenance. Psalm lxi. 6. & xxi. 6. proach to hurt her.
Let her dwell before thee for Priest. Endue thy Ministers with ever : 0 prepare thy loving mercy rightoousness.
FORM OF PRAYER FOR THE TWENTIETH OF JUNE.
A Lover all the kingdoms of the
MOST gracious God, who hast
Answer. And make thy chosen our Queen; and so together with people joyful.
her bless the Prince Albert, Albert Priest. O Lord, save thy people. Prince of Wales, and all the Royal
Answer. And bless thine inherit- Family; that they all, ever trusting ance.
in thy goodness, protected by thy Priest. Give peace in our time, O power, and crowned with thy graLord.
cious and endless favour, may conAnswer. Because there is none tinue before thee in health, peace, other that fighteth for us, but only joy, and honour, and may live long thou, O God.
and happy lives upon earth, and Priest. Be unto us, O Lord, a after death obtain everlasting life strong tower;
and glory in the kingdom of heaAnswer. From the face of our ven, by the Merits and Mediation enemies.
of Christ Jesus our Saviour, who Priest. O Lord, hear our prayer; with the Father and the Holy Spi.
Answer. And let our cry come rit, liveth and reigneth ever one unto thee.
God, world without end. Amen. Instead of the first Collect at Morning Then shall follow this Collect, for God's Prayer shall be used this following Col
protection of the Queen against all her lect of Thanksgiving for Her Majesty's enemies. Accession to the Throne. LMIGHTY who
our Queen upon the Throne of her World, and disposest of them ac- Ancestors, we most humbly beseech cording to thy good pleasure; We thee to protect her on the same yield thee unfeigned thanks, for from all the dangers to which she that thou wast pleased, as on this
may be exposed; Hide her from day, to place thy Servant our Sove
the gathering together of the froreign Lady, Queen VICTORIA up- ward, and from the insurrection of on the Throne of this Realm. Let thy wicked doers; Do thou weaken the wisdom be her guide, and let thine hands, blast the designs, and defeat arm strengthen her; let justice, the enterprizes of all her enemies, truth, and holiness, let peace and that no secret conspiracies, nor open love, and all those virtues that adorn violences, may disquiet her Reign; the Christian Profession, flourish in
but that, being safely kept under her days; direct all her counsels and the shadow of thy wing, and supendeavours to thy glory, and the ported by thy power, she may triwelfare of her people; and give us umph over all opposition ; that so grace to obey her cheerfully and the world may acknowledge thee to willingly for conscience sake; that be her defender and mighty delineither our sinful passions, nor our Verer in all difficulties and adversi. private interests, may disappoint ties; through Jesus Christ our Lord. her cares for the publick good; let Amen. her always possess the hearts of her people, that they may never be Then the Prayer for the High Court of wanting in honour to her Person, Parliament (if sitting.) and dutiful submission to her Autho- q In the Communion Service, immediaterity; let her Reign be long and pros- ly before the reading of the Epistle, inperous, and crown her with immor. stead of the Collect for the Queen, and tality in the life to come; through that of the Day, shall be used this Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Prayer for the Queen, as supreme Go.
vernour of this Church. In the end of the Litany (which shall the Collect (We humbly beseech thee, Christian Princes to the dofence O Father, fc.) shall the following of thy Faith, and hast made it their Prayer, for the Queen and Royal Fa- duty to promote the spiritual wel. mily, be used.
fare, together with the temporal in.
and governcst all things in hca- ledge with humble and thankful ven and earth; receive our humble hearts thy great goodness to us, in prayers, with our hearty thanksgiv
setting thy Servant our most graings, for our Sovereign Lady V IC- cious Queen over this Church and TORIA, as on this day, set over us Nation; Give her, we beseech thee,
; by thy grace and providence to be all those heavenly graces that are
requisite for so high a trust; Let therefore, What thinkest thou? Is the work of thee her God prosper in it lawful to give tribute unto Cæsar, her hands; Let her eyes behold the or not? But Jesus perceived their success of her designs for the ser- wickedness, and said, Why tempt vice of thy true Religion establish- ye me, ye hypocrites? shew me the ed amongst us; And make her tribute-money. And they brought a blessed instrument of protecting unto him a peny. And he saith unto and advancing thy Truth, wherever them, Whose is this image and su. it is persecuted and oppressed; Let perscription? They say unto him, Hypocrisy and Profaneness, Super- Cæsar's. Then saith he unto them, stition and Idolatry, fly before her | Render therefore unto Cæsar the face; Let not Heresies and false things which are Cæsar's; and unDoctrines disturb the peace of the to God the things that are God's. Church, nor Schisms and causeless When they had heard these words, Divisions weaken it; But grant us they marvelled, and left him, and to be of one heart and one mind went their way. in serving thee our God, and obey. ing her according to thy will: And After the Nicene Creed shall follow that these blessings may be conti
the Sermon. pued to after-ages, let there never In the offertory shall this Sentence be be one wanting in her house to suc
read: ceed her in the government of this United Kingdom, that our poste Le your light so shine
before rity may see her children's children, good works, and glorify your Fa
men, and peace upon Israel. So we that ther which is in heaven. St. Matt. are thy people, and sheep of thy
v. 16. pasture, shall give thee thanks for ever, and will always be shewing After the Prayer (For the whole state forth thy praise from generation to of Christ's Church &c.] these Collects generation. Amen.
following shall be used. The Epistle. 1 St. Pet. ii. 11.
A Prayer for Unity. EARLY beloved, I beseech you stain from fleshly lusts, which war
Jesus Christ, our only Saviour, against the soul; having your con- seriously to lay to heart the great
the Prince of Peace; Give us grace versation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak a
dangers we are in by our unhappy gainst you as evil-doers, they may,
divisions. Take away all hatred and by your good works which they shall prejudice, and whatsoever else may behold, glorify God in the day of hinder us from godly Union and visitation. Súbmit yourselves to Concord : that, as there is but one every ordinance of man for the Body, and one Spirit, and one Hope Lord's sake; whether it be to the
of our Calling, one Lord, one Faith, King, as supreme; or unto gover
one Baptism, one God and Father
of us all, so we may henceforth be nours, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evil- all of one heart, and of one soul, doers, and for the praise of them united in one holy bond of Truth that do well. For so is the will of and Peace, of Faith and Charity, God, that with well-doing ye may
and may with one mind and one put to silence the ignorance of fool mouth glorify thee; through Jesus ish men: as free, and not using Christ our Lord. Amen. your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of Gehed Tilat Lord, we beseech God. all .
, that the course brotherhood. Fear God. Honour world may be so peaceably ordered the King.
by thy governance, that thy Church The Gospel. St. Matth. xxii. 16.
may joyfully serve thee in all god
ly quietness, through Jesus Christ A theithaisciples, with the HeND out
our Lord. Amen. rodians, saying, Master, we know
mighty God, that the words, way of God in truth, neither carest which we have heard this day with thou for any man: for thou regard. our outward ears, may through thy est not the person of men. Tell us grace be so grafted inwardly in our
hearts, that they may bring forth not ask, vouchsafe to give us for in us the fruit of good living, to the worthiness of thy Son Jesus the honour and praise of thy Name; Christ our Lord. Amen. through Jesus Christ our Lord. A men.
THE peace of God, which passeth of all wisdom,' who knowest hearts and minds in the knowledge our necessities before we ask, and and love of God, and of his Son Jeour ignorance in asking; We be- sus Christ our Lord : And the bless. seech thee to have compassion upon ing of God Almighty, the Father, our infirmities; and those things, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, bé which for our unworthiness we dare amongst you, and remain with you not, and for our blindness we can- | always. Amen.
“ VICTORIA R.
UR Will and Pleasure is, That these Four Forms of Prayer and
Service, made for the Fifth of November, the Thirtieth of January, “ the Twenty-ninth of May, and the Twentieth of Juno, be forth- 1 “ with printed and published, and annexed to the Book of Common “ Prayer and Liturgy of the United Church of England and Ireland, to be “ used yearly on the said Days, in all Cathedral and Collegiate Churches " and Chapels; in all Chapels of Colleges and Halls within Our Univer. “sities of Oxford, Cambridge, and Dublin, and of Our Colleges of Eton " and Winchester, and in all Parish Churches and Chapels within those parts of Our United Kingdom called England and Ireland.
“Given at Our Court at Kensington the Twenty-first Day of
BY THE ARCHBISHOPS AND BISHOPS OF BOTH
PROVINCES, AND THE WHOLE CLERGY, In the Convocation holden at London in the Year 1562, for the avoiding of Diversities of Opinions, and for the establishing of Consent touching true Religion : Reprinted by His Majesty's Commandment, with his Royal Declaration prefixed thereunto.
HIS MAJESTY'S DECLARATION. EING by God's Ordinance, according to Our just Title, Defender of
o , Dominions, We hold it most agreeable to this Our Kingly Office, and Our own religious Zeal, to conserve and maintain the Church committod to Our Charge, in the Unity of true Religion, and in the Bond of Peace; and not to suiter unnecessary Disputations, Altercations, or Questions to be raised, which may nourish Faction both in the Church and Commonwealth. We have therefore, upon mature Deliberation, and with the Advice of so many of Our Bishops as might conveniently be called together, thought tit to make this Declaration following:
That the Articles of the Church of England (which have been allowed and authorized heretofore, and which Our Clergy generally have subscribed unto) do contain the true Doctrine of the Church of England agreeable to God's Word: which We do therefore ratify and confirm, requiring all Our loving Subjects to continue in the uniform Profession thereof, and prohibiting the least difference from the said Articles; which to that End We command to be new printed, and this Our Declaration to be published therewith.
That We are Supreme Governour of the Church of England: And that if any Difference arise about the external Policy, concerning the Injunctions, Canons, and other Constitutions whatsoever thereto belonging, the Clergy in their Convocation is to order and settle them, having first obtained leave under Our Broad Seal so to do: and We approving their said Ordinances and Constitutions; providing that none be made contrary to the Laws and Customs of the Land.
That out of Our Princely Care that the Churchmen may do the Work which is proper unto them, the Bishops and Clergy, from time to time in Convocation, upon their humble Desire, shall have Licence under Our Broad Seal to deliberate of, and to do all such Things, as, being made plain by them, and assented unto by Us, shall concern the settled Continuance of the Doctrine and Discipline of the Church of England now established ; from which We will not endure any varying or departing in the least Degree.
That for the present, though some differences have been ill raised, yet We take comfort in this, that all Clergymen within Our Realm have always most willingly subscribed to the Articles established; which is an argument to Us, that they all agree in the true, usual, literal meaning of the said Articles; and that even in those curious points, in which the present differences lie, men of all sorts take the Articles of the Church of England to be for them; which is an argument again, that none of them intend any desertion of the Articles established.
That therefore in these both curious and unhappy differences, which have for so many hundred years, in different times and places, exercised the Church of Christ, We will, that all further curious search be laid aside, and these disputes shut up in God's promises, as they be generally set forth to us in the holy Scriptures, and the general meaning of the Articles of the Church of England according to them. And that no man hereafter shall either print, or preach, to draw the Article aside any way, but shall submit to it in the plain and full meaning thereof : and shall not put his own sense or comment to be the meaning of the Article, but shall take it in the literal and grammatical sense.