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will, and walk in thy way: Endue him plenteously with heavenly gifts, grant him in health and wealth long to live, ftrengthen him, that he may vanquish and overcome all his enemies; and finally after this life, he may attain everlafting joy and felicity, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.

A Prayer for the Royal Family.

"Almighty God, the fountain of all goodnefs, we humbly

beseech thee to blefs our Gracious Queen Charlotte, their Royal Highneffes George Prince of Wales, the Princess Dowager of Wales, and all the Royal Family : Endue them with thy Holy Spirit; enrich them with thy heavenly grace; profper them with all happiness; and bring them to thine everlasting kingdom, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.

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A Prayer for the Clergy and People.


Lmighty and everlasting God, who alone workest marvels; Send down upon our Bishops 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 bleffing. Grant this, O Lord, for the honour of our Advocate and Mediator Jesus Christ. Amen.

Paraphrafe on the Prayer for the Royal Family. O God of infinite power, from whom all good Things do come, we implore thy bleffing upon our amiable Queen Charlotte, their Royal Highneffes George Prince of Wales, the Princess Dowager of Wales, and all the Royal Family: Help and defend them by thy Holy Spirit; adorn them with every Christian Virtue; and grant them to enjoy the maft exalted felicity, both here and for ever, through Jefus Chrift.

* To pray for the King and the Royal Family is not only our duty, as we are taught by St. Paul, 1 Tim. ii. 2. but likewife it is fhewing a proper regard to our intereft because if it is for the welfare of a Nation that its Governors fhould be Righteous; it muft certainly be wisdom to implore God's affiftance to enable them to

Paraphrafe on the Prayer for the Clergy and People. O moft mighty and eternal God, who art wonderful in thy doings towards the Children of Men; fend down upon all ranks of the Clergy and their People, the light of thy Holy Spirit, to lead them in the way of let thy bleffing defcend like the dew, upon their laSalvation; and that they may ferve thee acceptably, bours, that they may bring forth Fruit to perfection. Grant this for the fake of his glorious Merits, who is our Mediator and Interceffor.

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A Prayer of St. Chryfoftom.

+ALmighty God, who haft given us grace at this time with

one accord, to make our common fupplications unto thee, and doft promise, that when two or three are gathered together in thy Name, thou wilt grant their requefts: Fulfil now, O Lord, the defires 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.

HE Grace of our Lord Jefus Chrift, and the Love of
God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all

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§ The Creed of Saint Athanafius.

Upon Christmas-day, the Epiphany, Saint Matthias, Eafter-day, Afcenfion-day, Whitfunday, Saint John Baptift, Saint James, Saint Bartholomew, Saint Matthew, Saint Simon and Saint Jude, Saint Andrew, and upon Trinity-Sunday, fhall be fung or faid at Morning Prayer, instead of the Apostles Creed, this Confeffion of our Chriftian Faith, commonly called, The Creed of Saint Athanafius, by the Minifter and People, ftanding.


Quicunque vult.

Hofoever will be faved: before all things it is neceffary that he hold the Catholick Faith.

Paraphrafe on the Whofoever hopes to enjoy the benefits of Redemption, it is abfolutely neceffary that he believe the Gofpel. The principal articles of Faith contained, in which are these following, viz. That there is none other

+ This Prayer of St. Chryfoftom, has been used in the fervice of the Greek Church above one thoufand three hundred years: and the feveral petitions which have been offered up in feparate Collects are fumm'd up in this.

This Benedictory Prayer of St. Paul contains the ium and fubftance of Chriftianity, fhewing that the Bleffings of the Gospel, are derived from the Love of God; obtained thro' the Grace of our Lord Jefus

Athanafian Creed.

God but one, 1. Cor. viii. 4. That there is one Father of all, Ephef. iv. one Lord Jefus Chrift, Ephef. iv 5. and one Holy Spirit, Ephef. iv. 4. That the Father is God, 1. Cor viii. 6. The Son is God, John i 1 and theHoly Ghoft

Chrift, and conveyed to us by the Fellowship of the
Holy Ghoft.

This Creed was first published in the eighth Century. The condemnatory Expreffions contained in it, relate only to thofe who when they clearly fee the Truth, fof the Doctrines contained in this Creed, perverfely fhut their Eyes against Conviction, and chuse darkness rather than light.

Which Faith, except every one do keep whole and undefiled: without doubt he fhall perish everlastingly.

And the Catholick Faith is this: That we worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity;

Neither confounding the Perfons: nor dividing the Subftance.

For there is one Perfon of the Father, another of the Son : and another of the Holy Ghoft.

But the Godhead of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghoft is all one: the Glory equal, the Majefty co-eternal.

Such as the Father is, fuch is the Son: and fuch is the Holy Ghoft.

The Father uncreate, the Son uncreate: and the Holy Ghoft


The Father incomprehenfible, the Son incomprehenfible: and the Holy Ghost incomprehenfible.

The Father eternal, the Son eternal: and the Holy Ghost eternal.

And yet they are not three eternals: but one eternal.

As also there are not three incomprehenfibles, nor three uncreated: but one uncreated, and one incomprehenfible.

So likewise the Father is Almighty, the Son Almighty: and the Holy Ghoft Almighty.

And yet they are not three Almighties: but one Almighty.

So the Father is God, the Son is God: and the Holy Ghoft is God.

And yet they are not three Gods: but one God.

So likewife the Father is Lord, the Son Lord: and the Holy Ghoft Lord;

Paraphrafe on the God, Acts v. 3. 4.- -and that there are three that bear record in Heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghoft, and these three are cne, 1. John v. 7.-That Jefus Chrift is the only begotten of the Father, John i. 14.

Athanafian Creed.

who being in the form of God, thought it no robbery to be equal with God, Phil. ii. 6. yet was made in the likeness of Men. Phil. ii. 7. being made of a Woman, Gal. iv. 4.

who suffered for us; and his ownself bare our Sins

And yet not three Lords: but one Lord.

For like as we are compelled by the Chriftian verity: to acknowledge every Perfon by himself to be God and Lord;

So are we forbidden by the Catholick religion: to say, There be three Gods, or three Lords.

The Father is made of none; neither created, nor begotten. The Son is of the Father alone: not made, nor created, but begotten.

The Holy Ghoft is of the Father, and of the Son: neither made, nor created, nor begotten, but proceeding.

So there is one Father, not three Fathers; one Son, not three Sons one Holy Ghost, not three Holy Ghofts.

And in this Trinity, none is afore, or after other: none is greater, or lefs than another;

But the whole three perfons are co-eternal together: and co-equal.

So that in all things, as is aforefaid: the Unity in Trinity, and the Trinity in Unity is to be worshiped.

He therefore that will be faved: muft thus think of the Trinity. Furthermore, it is neceffary to everlasting falvation: that he also believe rightly the incarnation of our Lord Jefus Chrift.

For the right faith is, that we believe and confess: that our Lord Jefus Chrift, the Son of God, is God and Man;

God of the substance of the Father, begotten before the world: and Man of the fubftance of his Mother, born in the world. Perfect God, and perfect Man: of a reasonable foul, and human flesh subsisting ;

Equal to the Father, as touching his Godhead and inferior to the Father, as touching his manhood.


Paraphrafe on the Athanafian Creed.

in his own Body on the Tree, 1. Pet. ii. 21. 24. But his ruption, A&ts ii. 31. for he rofe again the third Day, Soul was not left in Hell, neither did his Body fee Cora Cor. xv. 4. afcended up far above all Heavens, Ephef.

Who, although he be God and Man: yet he is not two, but one Chrift.

One; not by converfion of the Gedhead into flefh, but by taking of the Manhood into God.

One altogether; net by confufion of Subftance: but by unity of perfon.

For as the reafonable foul and flesh is one man: So God and man is one Chrift:

Who fuffered for our falvation: defcended into Hell, rofe again the third day from the dead.

He afcended into Heaven, he fitteth on the right hand of the Father, God Almighty: from whence he fhall come to judge the quick and the dead.

At whose coming all men fhall rife again with their bodies: and fhall give account for their own works.

And they that have done good, fhall go into life everlasting: and they that have done evil, into everlasting fire.

This is the Catholick Faith: which except a man believe faithfully he cannot be faved.

Glory be to the Father, &c.

Here followeth the LITANY, or General Supplication, to be fung or faid after Morning Prayer upon Sundays, Wednefdays, and Fridays, and at other times, when it shall be commanded by the Ordinary.

Paraphrafe on the Athanafian Creed.

iv. 10. and fitteth on the right Hand of God, Col. iii. 1. and be hall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing, and his Kingdom 2. Tim. iv. 1. for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the Graves fhall hear bis voice, and shall come forth, John v. 28. 29. and

† The Litany fignifies, as it is expreffed in the Rubrick, a General Supplication: and, according to the Apostles Rule, 1. Tim. ii. 1. confifts 1ft of a Deprecation, that is, of petition against Evil, from O God the Father, &c. to in all Times of our Tribulation, &c. 2dly, Prayer, that is petition for good. 3dly Interceffion, that

every one of us fhall give an account of himself to God, Rom. xiv. 12. And the wicked hall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into Life eternal, Mat. xxv. 46. All Glory and Praife, &c.

is petition for others, from We Sinners do beseech, &c. to the end. It is therefore an excellent Form of Prayer in itself: and, as the People are allowed such a share in the delivery of it with their Voice, feems well calculatèd for devotion.

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