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The FORM of

Confecrating the OIL for the SICK.

When the Oil for the Sick is to be confecrated, the Deacon immediately after the Nicene Creed in the Euchariftick Service, fhall bring a proper quantity of fweet Oil of Olives in a decent veel to the Bishop, who shall place it upon the Altar and then turning to the People, he shall fay, The Lord be with you.

Anfw. And with thy fpirit.

Then fhall the Deacon fay to the People, Let us pray.

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Then the People shall kneel down; and the Bishop turning to the Altar, and standing before it, shall Jay the following prayer.

Almighty Lord God, who haft taught us by thy

holy Apostle Saint James, to anoint the fick with oil, that they may attain their bodily health, and render thanks unto thee for the fame; look down we beseech thee, and bless and fanctify here the Bishop is to make the fign of the cross over the Oil this thy creature of Oil, the juice of the olive: Grant, that those who shall be anointed therewith, may be delivered from all pains, troubles, and diseases both


of body and mind, and from all the fnares, temptations, and affaults of the powers of darkness, through our Lord Jefus Chrift thy Son; who, with Thee and the Holy Ghost, liveth and reigneth ever one God, world without end. Amen.

Then the People Shall 'rife, and the Deacon fhall carry the confecrated Oil into the Veftry, or to fome other convenient place.

Note, every Prieft must take care to apply to the Bishop for confecrated Oil, who shall upon fuch their application furnish them therewith.

And here it is to be noted concerning the Oil for Baptifm, the Milk and Honey for the Baptized, the Chrism for Confirmation, and the Oil for the Sick; that if all or more than one of them are to be confecrated on the fame day, they may be confecrated the one after the other, in the fame order that they follow each other in this book.




When a fick perfon, not able to come to the church, is defirous to receive the Eucharift in his houfe, he muft give timely notice to the Priest, fignifying alfo how many there are to communicate with him. Upon which the Priest, as foon as he conveniently may, fhall carry a proper quantity of the confe crated Euchariftick elements, which were referved at the Publick Communion, to the fick perfon's boufe; where a convenient place and all things neceffary being fo prepared, that the Priest may reverently minifter, he shall there adminifter the Holy Communion after the form and manner following.

The elements being covered with a fair white linen cloth, the Prieft (or the Deacon, if he be there as well as the Prieft) fhall fay, The Introit appointed for this occafion is part of the forty first Pfalm.


Then shall be faid the Introit.

Leffed is he that confidereth the
and needy:
the Lord fhall deliver him in the time of


The Lord preferve him, and keep him alive, that he may be bleffed upon earth: and deliver not thou him into the will of his enemies.


The Lord comfort him when he lieth fick upon his bed: make thou all his bed in his fickness.

I faid, Lord, be merciful unto me: heal my foul, for I have finned against thee.

Mine enemies fpeak evil of me: When shall he die, and his name perish?

But be thou merciful unto me, O Lord: raise thou me up again, and I fhall reward them.

By this I know thou favoureft me: that mine enemy doth not triumph against me.

And when I am in my health, thou upholdest me and fhalt fet me before thy face for ever.

Bleffed be the Lord God of Ifrael: world without end. Amen.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the Holy Ghoft;

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

Then the Prieft fhall fay to the People,

The Lord be with you.

Anfw. And with thy spirit.

Pr. or Deac. Let us pray.

Then the People shall kneel, and the Priest fhall fay,

Lord, have mercy upon us.

Anfw. Chrift, have mercy upon us.

Pr. Lord, have mercy upon us.


Then fhall the Prieft fay the following Prayer.

Almighty God, unto whom all hearts be open,


defires known, and from whom no fecrets are hid; cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love thee, and worthily magnify thy holy name, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.

Then fhall be read the Collect, as followeth, ALmighty ever-living God, maker of mankind,

who correcteft those whom thou doft love, and chaftifeft every one whom thou doft receive: we befeech thee to have mercy upon this thy fervant vifited with thine hand; and to grant, that he may take his fickness patiently, and recover his bodily health, if it be thy gracious will; and that whenfoever his foul fhall depart from the body, it may be carried by thy holy angels into the region of the Bleffed, through Jefus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Immediately after the Collect the People fall rife, and the Prieft or Deacon being turned to them, fhall read the Epiftle, faying,

The Epiftle is written in the twelfth chapter of the epiftle to the Hebrews, beginning at the fifth verfe...

The Epistle.

MY fon, defpife not thou the chaftening of the

Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: For whom the Lord loveth, he chafteneth; and scourgeth every fon whom he receiveth,

The Epiftle ended, he shall fay,

Here endeth the Epiftle.


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