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After which the Minister shall proceed according to the form before prescribed for the Holy Communion, beginning at these words, Ye who do truly, &c.
At the time of the distribution of the Holy Sacrament, the Minister shall first receive the Communion himself, and after minister unto those who are appointed to communicate with the sick, and last of all to the sick person.
¶ But if a man, either by reason of extremity of sickness, or for want of warning in due time to the Minister, or for lack of company to receive with him, or by any other just impediment, do not receive the sacrament of CHRIST's Body and Blood, the Minister shall instruct him, that if he do truly repent him of his sins, and steadfastly believe that JESUS CHRIST hath suffered death upon the cross for him, and shed his blood for his redemption, earnestly remembering the benefits he hath thereby, and giving him hearty thanks therefor, he doth eat and drink the body and blood of our Saviour CHRIST profitably to his soul's health, although he do not receive the sacrament with his mouth.
When the sick person is visited and receiveth the Holy Communion all at one time, then the Minister, for more expedition, shall cut off the form of the Visitation at the Psalm, and go straight to the Communion.
In the times of contagious sickness or disease, when none of the parish or neighbours can be gotten to communicate with the sick in their houses, for fear of the infection; upon special request of the diseased, the Minister alone may communicate with him.
THE ORDER FOR
THE BURIAL OF THE DEAD.
Here is to be noted, that the Office ensuing is not to be used for any unbaptized adults any who die excommunicate, or who have laid violent hands upon themselves. The Minister, meeting the corpse at the entrance of the church-yard, and going before it either into the church, or towards the grave, shall say, or sing,
I AM the resurrection and the life, saith the LORD; he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live and
whosoever liveth and believeth in me, shall never die. St. John xi. 25, 26.
I KNOW that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: and though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see GOD; whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another. Job xix. 25, 26, 27.
WE brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. The LORD gave, and the LORD hath
taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD. 1 Tim. vi. 7. Job. i. 21.
After they are come into the church, shall be said or sung the following Anthem, taken from the 39th and 90th Psalms.
LORD, let me know my end, and the number of my days; that I may be certified how long I have to live.
days as it were a span long, Behold, thou hast made my and mine age is even as nothing in respect of thee; and verily every man living is altogether vanity.
For man walketh in a vain shadow, and disquieteth himself in vain; he heapeth up riches, and cannot tell who shall gather them.
And now, LORD, what is my
hope? Truly my hope is even before thee; and our secret in thee. sins in the light of thy counteDeliver me from all mine nance. offences; and make me not a rebuke unto the foolish.
When thou with rebukes dost chasten man for sin, thou makest his beauty to consume away, like as it were a moth fretting a garment: every man therefore is but vanity.
Hear my prayer, O LORD; and with thine ears consider my calling: hold not thy peace at my tears.
For I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner; as all my fathers were.
O spare me a little, that I may recover my strength; before I go hence, and be no more seen. LORD, thou hast been our refuge, from one generation to another.
Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever the earth and the world were made, thou art GoD from everlasting, and world without end.
Thou turnest man to destruction; again thou sayest, Come again, ye children of men.
For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday; seeing that is past as a watch in the night.
As soon as thou scatterest them, they are even as a sleep; and fade away suddenly like the grass.
In the morning it is green, and groweth up; but in the evening it is cut down, dried up, and withered.
For we consume away in thy displeasure; and are afraid at thy wrathful indignation,
Thou hast set our misdeeds
For when thou art angry, all our days are gone: We bring our years to an end, as it were a tale that is told.
The days of our age are threescore years and ten; and though men be so strong that they come to fourscore years, yet is their strength then but labour and sorrow; so soon passeth it away, and we are gone.
So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
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.
T Then shall follow the Lesson, taken out of the fifteenth chapter of the first Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians.
1 Cor. xv. 20.
NOW is CHRIST risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in CHRIST shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: CHRIST the first fruits; afterwards they that are CHRIST's, at his coming. Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to GoD, even the FATHER; when he shall have put down all rule, and all authority, and power. For he must reign till he hath put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy that shall be de
stroyed is death: for he hath | terrestrial: but the glory of the put all things under his feet. celestial is one, and the glory of But when he saith all things are the terrestrial is another. There put under him, it is manifest is one glory of the sun, and that he is excepted which did another glory of the moon, and put all things under him. And another glory of the stars: for when all things shall be subdued one star differeth from another unto him, then shall the SoN star in glory. So also is the also himself be subject unto resurrection of the dead. It is him that put all things under sown in corruption; it is raised him, that God may be all in all. in incorruption. It is sown in Else what shall they do which dishonour; it is raised in glory. are baptized for the dead, if the It is sown in weakness; it is dead rise not at all? Why are raised in power. It is sown a they then baptized for the dead? natural body; it is raised a And why stand we in jeopardy spiritual body. There is a every hour? I protest by your natural body, and there is a rejoicing, which I have in spiritual body. And so it is CHRIST JESUs our Lord, I die written, The first man Adam daily. If after the manner of was made a living soul, the last men I have fought with beasts Adam was made a quickening at Ephesus, what advantageth spirit. Howbeit, that was not it me, if the dead rise not? Let first which is spiritual, but that us eat and drink, for to-morrow which is natural; and afterward we die. Be not deceived: evil that which is spiritual. The communications corrupt good first man is of the earth, earthy: manners. Awake to righteous- the second man is the Lord ness, and sin not: for some from heaven. As is the earthy, have not the knowledge of God. such are they that are earthy : I speak this to your shame. and as is the heavenly, such are But some man will say, How they also that are heavenly. are the dead raised up? and And as we have borne the with what body do they come? image of the earthy, we shall Thou fool, that which thou also bear the image of the sowest is not quickened except it heavenly. Now this I say,
die. And that which thou sowest, brethren, that flesh and blood thou sowest not that body cannot inherit the kingdom of that shall be, but bare grain; GOD; neither doth corruption it may chance of wheat, or some inherit incorruption. Behold, other grain. But God giveth I show you a mystery: we shall it a body as it hath pleased him; not all sleep, but we shall all and to every seed his own body. be changed, in a moment, in All flesh is not the same flesh; the twinkling of an eye, at the but there is one kind of flesh last trump: for the trumpet of men, another flesh of beasts, shall sound, and the dead shall another of fishes, and another be raised incorruptible, and we of birds. There are also shall be changed. For this celestial bodies, and bodies corruptible must put on incor
ruption, and this mortal must | suffer us not, at our last hour, put on immortality. So when for any pains of death to fall this corruptible shall have put from thee.
the body by some standing by, the Minister shall say,
on incorruption, and this mortal¶ Then, while the earth shall be cast upon shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass FORASMUCH as it hath the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. pleased ALMIGHTY GOD, in his O death, where is thy sting? wise providence, to take out 0 grave, where is thy victory? of this world the soul of our The sting of death is sin, and deceased brother, we therefore the strength of sin is the law. commit his body to the ground; But thanks be to GOD, which earth to earth, ashes to ashes, giveth us the victory through dust to dust: looking for the our Lord JESUS CHRIST. There- general resurrection in the last fore, my beloved brethren, be ye day, and the life of the world steadfast, unmoveable, always to come, through our Lord abounding in the work of the LORD; forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the LORD.
In the midst of life we are in death of whom may we seek for succour, but of thee, O LORD, who for our sins art justly displeased?
JESUS CHRIST; at whose second coming in glorious majesty to judge the world, the earth and the sea shall give up their dead; and the corruptible bodies of those who sleep in him shall be changed, and made like unto his own glorious body; according to the mighty working whereby he is able to subdue all things unto himself.
Then shall be said, or sung, I HEARD a voice from heaven, saying unto me, Write, from henceforth blessed are the dead who die in the LORD; even so saith the SPIRIT; for they rest from their labours. Rev. xiv. 13.
¶ Then the Minister shall say the Lord's Prayer
Yet, O LORD GOD most holy, O LORD most mighty, O holy and most merciful SAVIOUR, OUR Father, who art in headeliver us not into the bitter ven, Hallowed be thy Name; pains of eternal death. Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven; Give us this day our
Thou knowest, LORD, the secrets of our hearts: shut not thy merciful ears to our daily bread; And forgive us our prayers; but spare us, LORD most holy, O GOD most mighty, O holy and merciful SAVIOUR, thou most worthy Judge eternal,
trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil. Amen.
us, by his holy apostle St. Paul, not to be sorry, as men without hope, for those who sleep in him; we humbly beseech thee, O Father, to raise us from the death of sin unto the life of
¶ Then the Minister shall say one or both of eternally; who also hath taught the following Prayers, at his discretion. ALMIGHTY GOD, with whom do live the spirits of those who depart hence in the LORD; and with whom the souls of the faithful, after they are delivered from the burden righteousness; that when we of the flesh, are in joy and shall depart this life, we may felicity; we give thee hearty rest in him; and that at the thanks for the good examples general resurrection in the last of all those thy servants, who, day, we may be found acceptable having finished their course in in thy sight; and receive that faith, do now rest from their blessing, which thy well-beloved labours. And we beseech thee, Son shall then pronounce to all that we, with all those who who love and fear thee, saying, are departed in the true faith Come, ye blessed children of of thy holy name, may have my Father, receive the kingdom our perfect consummation and prepared for you from the bliss, both in body and soul, beginning of the world: Grant in thy eternal and everlasting this, we beseech thee, O merciful glory, through JESUS CHRIST Father, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen. our Mediator and Redeemer. Amen.
O MERCIFUL GOD, the Father of our Lord JESUS CHRIST, who is the resurrection and the life; in whom whosoever believeth, shall live, though he die; and whosoever liveth and believeth in him, shall not die
THE grace of our Lord JESUS CHRIST, and the love of GOD, and the fellowship of the HOLY GHOST, be with us all evermore. Amen.
THANKSGIVING OF WOMEN AFTER CHILD-BIRTH,
THE CHURCHING OF WOMEN.
This Service, or the concluding prayer alone, as it stands among the Occasional Prayers and Thanksgivings, may be used at the discretion of the Minister. ¶ The Woman, at the usual time after her delivery, shall come into the church decently apparelled, and there shall kneel down in some convenient place, as hath been accustomed, or as the ordinary shall direct: And then the Priest shall say unto her,
FORASMUCH as it hath you in the great danger of pleased ALMIGHTY GOD, of his child-birth; you shall therefore goodness, to give you safe give hearty thanks unto God, deliverance, and to preserve and say,