|The Book of Common Prayer|
∂ The Order for Morning and Evening Prayer daily to be said and used throughout the Year.
THE Morning and Evening Prayer shall be used in the accustomed Place of the church, Chapel, or Chancel; except it shall be otherwise determined by the Ordinary of the Place. And the Chancels shall remain as they have done in times past.
Whereas the Surplice is appointed to be used by all Ministers in performing Divine Offices, it is hereby declared, That it is continued only as being an ancient and decent Habit. But yet if any Minister shall come and declare to his Bishop that he cannot satisfy his Conscience in the Use of the Surplice in Divine Service, in that case the Bishop shall dispense with his not using it, and if he shall see cause for it, he shall appoint a Curate to officiate in a Surplice.*
* Mem. This rubric was suggested, but not agreed to, but left for further consideration. [Also the following note is written on the margin of the omitted paragraph ;ó] Mem. A Canon to specify the Vestments.
THE ORDER FOR
THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
∂ At the beginning of Morning Prayer the Minister shall read with a loud voice one or more of these Sentences of the Scriptures that follow. And then he shall say that which is written after the said Sentences.
the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed,
and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.
Ezek. 18. 27.
DEARLY beloved brethren, the Scripture moveth us, in sundry places, to acknowledge and confess our manifold sins and wickedness; and that we should not dissemble nor cloke them before the face of Almighty God our heavenly Father; but confess them with an humble, lowly, penitent, and obedient heart; to the end that we may obtain forgiveness of the same, by his infinite goodness and mercy. And although we ought, at all times, humbly to acknowledge our sins before God; yet ought we most chiefly so to do, when we assemble and meet together to render thanks for the great benefits that we have received at his hands, to set forth his most worthy praise, to hear his most holy Word, and to ask those things that are requisite and necessary, as well for the body as the soul. Wherefore I pray and beseech you, as many as are here present, to accompany me, with a pure heart and humble voice, unto the throne of the heavenly grace, saying after me:
ALMIGHTY and most merciful Father, We have erred and strayed from thy ways, like lost sheep, We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts, We have offended against thy holy laws, We have left undone those things which we ought to have done, And we have done those things which we ought not to have done, And there is no health in us: But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable offenders; Spare thou them, O God, which confess their fault, Restore thou them that are penitent, According to thy promises declared unto mankind in Christ Jesu our Lord: And grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake, That we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life, To the glory of thy holy Name. Amen.
ALMIGHTY God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who desireth not the death of a sinner, but rather that he may turn from his wickedness and live; and hath given power and commandment, to his Ministers, to declare and pronounce to his people, being penitent, the Absolution and Remission of their sins: He pardoneth and absolveth all them that truly repent, and unfeignedly believe his holy Gospel. Wherefore let us beseech him to grant us true repentance, and his Holy Spirit, that those things may please him which we do at this present, and that the rest of our life hereafter may be pure and holy; so that at the last we may come to his eternal joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
∂ The people shall answer here, and at the end of all other prayers, Amen.
∂ Then, the Minister shall kneel, and say the Lord's Prayer with an audible voice: the people also kneeling, and repeating it with him, both here, and wheresoever else it is used in Divine Service.
Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name, Thy kingdom come, Thy
will be done, in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily
bread; And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass
against us; And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, For ever and ever.
∂ Then likewise he shall say,
O Lord, open thou our lips.
∂ Here all standing up, the Minister shall say,
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the Holy Ghost;
∂ Then shall be said or sung this Psalm following: Except on Easter Day, upon which another Anthem is appointed: and on the nineteenth day of every month it is not to be read here, but in the ordinary course of the Psalms.
Venite, Exultemus Domino. Psalm 95
COME, let us
sing unto the Lord : let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.
∂ Then shall follow the Psalms in order as they arc appointed. And at the end of every Psalm throughout the Year, and likewise at the end of the 148th Psalm, the 100th Psalm, Benedictus, The 8th Psalm, Magnificat, The 134th Psalm, shall be repeated,
Glory be to the Father
and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost;
∂ Then shall be read distinctly with an audible voice the First Lesson, taken out of the Old Testament, as it is appointed in the Calendar: Except there be proper Lessons assigned for that day: He that readeth so standing and turning himself, as he may be heard of all such as are present. And after that, shall be said or sung, in English, the Hymn called Te Deum Laudamus daily throughout the year.
∂ Note that before every Lesson, the Minister shall say, Here beginneth such a Chapter, or Verse of such a Chapter, of such a Book: And after every Lesson, Here endeth the First, or, the Second Lesson.
Te Deum Laudamus
praise thee, O God : we acknowledge thee to be the Lord.
∂ Or Psalm 148.
PRAISE the Lord of Heaven: praise him in the Height.
∂ Then shall be read in like manner the Second Lesson, taken oat of the New Testament. And after that, this Psalm, Jubilate Deo, Psalm 100: "O be joyful in the Lord, &c. Amen." Or the following Hymn; except when that shalt happen to be read in the Chapter for the Day, or the Gospel on St. John Baptistís Day.
Jubilate Deo. Psalm c.
BE joyful in the Lord, all ye lands : serve the Lord with gladness, and
come before his presence with a song.
Benedictus. St. Luke 1. 68
be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people;
∂ Then shall be said the Creed commonly celled the Apostlesí Creed, by the Minister and the People, standing: except only such days as the Creed commonly called St. Athanasiusí Creed is appointed to be read.
BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth:
∂ And after that these Prayers following, all devoutly kneeling: the Minister first pronouncing with a loud voice,
∂ Then the Minister, Clerks, and People, shall say the Lordís Prayer, when there is neither Litany nor Communion.
OUR Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. Amen.
∂ Then the Priest standing up shall say,
O Lord, show thy mercy upon us;
∂ Then shall fallow these Collects; the first of the Day, which shall be the same that is eppainted at the Communion; the second for Peace; the third for Grace to live well. And the two last Collects shall never alter, but daily be said at Morning Prayer throughout all the Year, as followeth; all kneeling.
∂ The Collect, for the Day is not to be used in the Morning Service, when there is either Litany or Communion Service with it.*
|* This Note was added on the interleaf, without direction to show whether it was to be inserted as part of the Rubric.|
∂ The Second Collect, for Peace
O GOD, who art the author of peace and lover of concord, in knowledge of whom standeth our eternal life, whose service is perfect freedom; Defend us thy humble servants in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in thy defence, may not fear the power of any adversaries, through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
O LORD, our heavenly Father, Almighty and everlasting God, who hast safely brought us to this day; Defend us in the same with thy mighty power; and grant that this day we fall into no sin, neither run into any kind of danger; but that all our doings may be ordered by thy governance, to do always that is righteous in thy sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
∂ In Quires and Places where they sing, here followeth the Anthem.
∂ Then these Prayers following are to be read here, except when the Litany is read; and then only the two last are to be read, as they are there placed.
O LORD our heavenly Father, high and mighty, King of kings, Lord of lords, the only Ruler of princes, who dost from thy throne behold all the dwellers upon earth; Most heartily we beseech thee with thy favour to behold our Sovereign Lord and Lady, King William and Queen Mary; and so replenish them with the grace of thy Holy Spirit, that they may alway incline to thy will, and walk in thy way; Endue them plenteously with heavenly gifts; direct all their counsels to thy honour and glory; bless all their righteous undertakings; grant them in health and wealth long to live; and that after this life, they may attain everlasting joy and felicity; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
ALMIGHTY God, the fountain of all goodness, we humbly beseech thee to bless Catherine the Queene Dowager, The Princess Anne of Denmark, and all the Royal Family; Endue them with thy Holy Spirit; enrich them with thy heavenly grace; prosper them with all happiness; and bring them to thine everlasting kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, the giver of all spiritual gifts; Send down upon our Bishops, Pastors, and Curates, and all Congregations committed to their charge, the healthful Spirit of thy grace; and that they may truly please thee, pour upon them the continual dew of thy blessing. Grant this, O Lord, for the honour of our Advocate and Mediator, Jesus Christ. Amen.
ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplications unto thee; and dost promise that when two or three are gathered together in thy Name thou wilt grant their requests: Fulfill now, O Lord, the desires and petitions of thy servants, as may be most expedient for them; granting us in this world knowledge of thy truth, and in the world to come life everlasting. Amen.
2 Cor. xiii. 14..
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.
∂ Here endeth the Order of Morning Prayer throughout the Year.
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