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St. Paul doth, in the second chap- promise that what his apostles ter of the epistle to the Colossians, commanded, or bound, on earth, mention new moons, and other holy (with an honest desire for edifidays of the Jewish dispensation, in cation being of course understood,) conjunction with the sabbath days should be ratified in heaven ; and under it, as being all of one abro- forasmuch as, from the writings in gated kind ;* and forasmuch as the the New Testament, we find that holy apostles, who were Jews as well the church did assemble on the as Christians, did, after the ex- first day of the week (even while ample of their Lord, who, rather many still observed the old weekly than give offence when it could be holy-day,) for worship, reading avoided without compromise of any and expounding, communion, and thing essential, even condescended charity to the poor, and that this to pay tribute, for a time continue custom was soon so general(though, to observe their former sabbath, from peculiar circumstances afand commemoration of the deliver- fording no excuse for neglect, not ance of their forefathers from quite universal) that the Sunday Egyptian bondage, the type of our was commonly called the Lord's redemption, and of the completion Day, as we are informed by St. of the creation of the world, though John; and forasmuch as we find they expressly disclaimed, as we by a very carly father, that the are informed by St. Luke, in the festival continued to his time so fifteenth chapter of the Acts of highly esteemed by the faithful, the Apostles, in obedience to the that all, however distant from the express inspiration of the Holy place of meeting, came into one Ghost, meaning that Gentile Chris- place for the objects above specitians should be bound by that ex- fied; and forasmuch as by a later ample; (for without such special father we find, that, though the disclaimer, the example, as well us older part of the Christian Church the precepts of an inspired apostle might sometimes engage, after must be obeyed by the faithful ;) worship, in innocent secular purand forasmuch as our blessed Sa- suits, provided they were suited to viour, as we are informed by his their age, and though the younger holy Evangelist, St. Matthew, in might engage occasionally in lighter the eighteenth chapter of his gos- amusements, but such as were not pel, did (probably because he fore- inconsistent with their “ adoption,” saw that, the ceremonial part of yet such was their fervour and the old covenant being " fulfilled” constant attendance upon
those by his resurrection, the beginning rites, which they believed to be of the new creation, as the fathers binding on earth, and bound in considered it, it would be inexpe
heaven, that the responses of the dient for purposes of edification, people in worship were compared that his church should be left to a clap of thunder ; and foraswithout any outward ceremonies, much as, in short, for the first fifand probably foreseeing the oppor- teen hundred years, and more, this tunity which would soon arise for was the doctrine of the Church, his apostles naturally selecting the (with only the short and local speevent which brought them back cial instance above referred to,) from their temporary misgivings, though since that period some inas an occasion of public worship, dividuals have tried to Judaize the joyful commemoration, and chari- Christian festival, by laying more table and friendly intercouse, by stress upon the abrogated comhis church ;)—forasmuch as our mandment concerning the precedblessed Saviour did graciously ing day, than on the divinely es
See also Isaiah lxvi. 23.
Let us pray
tablished authority of the apostolic Thou shalt love the Lord thy God ordinance, appearing even to be with all thy heart, and with all thy countenanced by the presence of the soul, and with all thy mind. This Redeemer himself, a commandment is the first and great commandment. no where alluded to in the New Tes- And the second is like unto it; Thou tament; and forasmuch us, to this shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. day, no episcopal church has avow- On these two commandments hang ed any deviation from it in her all the law and the prophets. formularies; and forasmuch as it Reponse. Lord, have mercy upon is the doctrine of our own branch us, write, &c. (as after 10th Comof the catholic Church, as proved mandment in Prayer Book.) by our formularies, it is thought I Then the Priest shall also kneel, fit that the people of our Church and read this Collect for the King, should hear rehearsed the Chris- saying, tian abridgment of our duties to God und man ; - The Minister Almighty God, &c. (as in Prayer therefore shall turn to the people Book.) and say ;*
Or, Beloved, hear the words of Christ's Almighty and everlasting God, &c. holy apostle St. Paul.
(as in ditto.) Owe no man any thing, but to love Then shall, 8c. (as in Prayer one another; for he that loveth Book, down to the end about the another, hath fulfilled the law. For gospel.) this, thou shalt not commit adultery; After the Gospel is announced, thou shalt not kill; thou shalt not this
response steal; thou shalt not bear false wit- Glory be to thee, O Lord. ness; thou shalt not covet: and if Then shall follow the Nicene there be
any other commandment, it Creed, to be sung, if there be a is briefly comprehended in this say- sermon, in choirs; if there be not, ing, namely, thou shalt love thy it shall be said by priest and peoneighbour as thyself. Love worketh ple. And in churches not using no ill to his neighbour, therefore choral music, the latter may be love is the fulfilling of the law.
the constant practice, followed by I Then shall be sung this response,
a metrical psalm, excepting only which shall be again also sung as Trinity Sunday, upon which the under, and the concluding response following Creed is to be chanted in shall be sung likewise, the people all churches. kneeling.
A Confession of our Faith, taken from Response. Lord, have mercy, &c. the Creed commonly called the (as in Prayer Book after the first Creed of Saint Athanasius, to be nine Commandments.)
chanted on Trinity Sunday instead Priest. Hear also what St. Peter of the Nicene Creed. saith.
The Catholic faith is this, &c. (as Honour all men; love the brother- in Prayer Book down to the 28th hood ; fear God; honour the king. verse, which shall be thus.)
Response. Lord, have mercy, &c. 28th ver. He therefore that would
Priest. Now hear what our Lord think aright, must thus think of the and Saviour saith by his holy evan
Trinity. gelist, St. Matthew.
shall be sung.
29th ver. Furthermore, it is essen
The Ten Commandments were not in the original Liturgy of Edward the Sixth ; and it is well known that even Calvin was not a Sabbatarian, though John Knox was. And I believe that, at the present day, no established church in Christendom, whether Calvinistic or not, is Sabbatarian acowedly, except the Scotch Presbyterian Church,
tial to the Catholic faith, that he If there be no Communion, shall also believe &c. (as in Prayer Book follow, ifit be a principal feast day, down to the last verse.)
or principal fust day, the proper Last verse. Thus the Catholic faith hymn before the concluding Colis this, that we worship one God in lects, and then
of those ColTrinity and Trinity in Unity.
lects, and the Benediction. On Glory be to the Father, &c.
non-communion days, if the Te As it was &c.
Deum has not been sung after the I Then the Minister shall declare, First Lesson, it shall be here sung, &c. (as in Prayer Book )
(except on fast days,) though | Then if there be a Sermon, or they be not principal feast days ; Homily, it shall follow here.
but if the Te Deum has already I In choirs here shall follow the an- been sung, one of the five conclud
them, whether there be a Sermon be- ing Collects, and the Benediction, fore or not ; und, where choral mu- shall follow from this point. If sic is not used, a metrical psalm, there be a Communion the priest or hymn, shall be
instead. | Then the Priest, at the Lord's Hear what comfortable words &c.
table, shall begin the Offertory, (as in Prayer Book.) &c. (as in Prayer Book.)
After which he shall proceed say[ Whilst these sentences are in read- ing, ing, if there be Communion, the Lift
&c. deacons, churchwardens, &c. &c., Answer. We lift &c. shall receive, &c., from both com- Priest. Let us &c. municants and non-communicants, Answer. It is meet &c. who are charitably, disposed, if
(As in Prayer Book.) they be not themselves indigent ; 7 Then shall the Priest 8c. (as in and reverently, &c. (as in Prayer Prayer Book.) Book.)
It is very meet, &c. (as in Prayer And when 8c. (as in Prayer Book.) Book.)
Here shall follow the proper preLet us pray for the whole state face, if there be any. &c.
Then shall be sung, if there be Almighty and everliving God, who choral music used; otherwise shall by thy holy apostle, &c. (as in Prayer be said by minister and people, Book down to “ virtue,” after which Therefore with angels &c. (as in read,) And we most humbly beseech Prayer Book.) thee, O Lord, to bless his royal con
Then shall follow the prayer of sort, Queen Adelaide, and all the Consecration. royal family. (and as in Prayer Almighty God, our heavenly FaBook down to “any other adversity,” ther, &c. (as in Prayer Book.) after which insert,) And as we pray Then the Priest, or Deacon, who to thee for future blessings, so do we reads the Epistle, shall say to the praise and thank thee for those we communicants, have already received ; and herein, Ye that do truly &c, (as in Prayer as for all thy mercies in general, so Book, down to " comfort.") above all, for thine inestimable love 9 After which the communicants in the redemption of the world by shall advance to the altar, the our Lord Jesus Christ; for the means non-communicants retaining their of grace, and for the hope of glory. places, and not leaving the church And we also bless thy holy name for till the whole service is concluded. all thy servants &c. (as in Prayer Then shall the Priest, kneeling Book, to the end.)
down &c. (as in Prayer Book.)
We do not presume &c. (as in to have been already used, in which Prayer Book.)
an appropriate metrical Then shall the minister &c. (as psalm, or hymn, shall be sung, in Prayer Book.)
which latter may be constantly The Body &c. (as in Prayer used in non-choral churches. Book.)
Then one of these five Collects And the minister, &c. (as in Prayer shall be read, Book.)
Assist us mercifully, &c. The Blood &c. (as in Prayer O Almighty Lord, &c. Book.)
Grant, we bescech thee, &c. 9 Then the communicants having [Direct] us, O Lord, &c.
returned to their seats, and all Almighty God, &c.
shall say the Lord's Prayer. ( Asin Prayer Book, except“ Direct," [ After which the priest shall say instead of “ Prevent.” this prayer,
T Then the Priest, or Bishop, fc. O Lord and heavenly Father, &c. (as in Prayer Book.) (as in Prayer Book.)
The peace of God, &c. (as in Or this.
ditto.) Almighty and ever living God, &c. . And there shall, fc. (as in ditto.) (as in Prayer Book.)
And if &c. (as in ditto.) Then if it be a principal feast And in Cathedral, &c. (a little alday, or any day (not u fast day) tered, in accordance with proposed upon which the Te Deum has not twenty-first Canon.) been sung in the early part of the I The other five Rubrics, (except service, it shall be here sung. On
necessary verbal alteration, as in other days, the Benedictus shall Prayer Book.) be sung, unless that should happen “ Whereas, &c. (as in ditto.)
FORMS FOR MINISTERS GIVING Notice OF COMMUNION
THE SUNDAY BEFORE.
| The Minister shall use either of q Note, that on Litany days hap
the three, according to his best dis- pening to have Altar Service, it cretion; but if he is in the habit shall be chanted, or said in nonof occasionally introducing all the choral churches, after the second topics contained in them in his Collect, after which the Altar Sersermons every year, it shall be vice shall commence as in this sersufficient to read only part of the vice, the anthem to be performed first, down to “ of the kingdom of in its place in the Communion heaven.”
Service, and not before the Litany, Dearly beloved, &c.
and the Apostles' Creed shall be Dearly beloved brethren, &c.
omitted. Dearly beloved in the Lord, &c. Here endeth the Order of Morning
(as in the Prayer Book.) Prayer, with Communion.
The Order for Morning PRAYER WITHOUT Altar Service,
AND WITH OR WITHOUT THE LITANY, (at half-past eleven.)
| As in Morning Prayer with Com. Then shall follow any of the oco
munion, down to the end of the casional prayers, if they be proHymn after the Second Lesson ; per. (See Prayer Book for them.) after which shall be chanted, or I A Prayer for the High Court of said, by the Minister and people, Parliament, fc. (as in Prayer the Apostles' Creed, all standing. Book, only instead of “our most
I believe in God, &c. (as in Prayer religious and gracious King,” say, Book.)
“our Sovereign Lord the King," Then as in the Morning Service and " not to be used in the Litany, with Communion to the end of the or Altar Services,” to be added to suffrages; and then, after the the Rubric. Collect of the Sunday before, and I A Collect, &c. (as in Prayer Book, the two Collects for Peace and only add about Altar Service.) Grace, the Anthem shall be sung ; | O God, the Creator, &c. (as in after which, if it be a Litany Morn- ditto.) ing, the Litany shall conclude the TA General Thanksgiving. service ; if not, the Minister, all Almighty, &c. (as in Prayer Book.) kneeling, shall read these prayers.
Here shall follow any occasional O Lord, our heavenly Father, &c. Thanksgiving, if there be any, ( for (as in Prayer Book, only omitting which, see Prayer Book ;) or else “ most gracious.")
shall follow these two concluding Almighty God, &c. (as in Prayer prayers,-the Prayer of St. ChryBook, only saying, " our Sovereign's sostom, and the Valedictory Prayer Royal Consort Queen Adelaide.") of the Apostle St. Paul.
Almighty and everlasting God, Almighty God, &c. (as in Prayer [who alone canst order the unruly Book.) wills and affections of sinful men,] The grace of our Lord, &c. (as in send down upon our Bishops and ditto.) Ministers, and all congregations, &c. Here endeth the Order of Morning (und to the end, as in Prayer Book.) Prayer, without Altar Service.
The ORDER FOR Evening PRAYER, WITH WITHOUT LITANY,
WITHOUT Post-SERMON ALTAR SERVICE, (half-past three, and half-past seven.)
| As in Morning Prayer without
Communion, (omitting, however,
Lighten our darkness, &c. (as in
be sung the Sunctus, and after
wards shall follow the Sermon, and the Anthem after that; if not, the Anthem alone shall be sung here; and afterwards shall follow, if a Litany Evening, the Litany, which shall conclude the Service ; if it be Principal Feast Day concluding Vespers, the Minister shall, at the Lord's Table, after the Anthem, read one of the “ Sentences," and the Catholic Prayer; after which, Te Deum shall be sung in