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1.—The Order of Morning Serbiçe.

NOTE: At the usual time of service the worshippers should proceed to their seats, offer up a silent prayer, and then quietly await the opening of the service.

1. THE INTROIT. NOTE: The congregation shall arise, and the Minister standing at the altar shall say one of the following Introits, after which the congregation shall say or sing the Gloria Patri; or the Introit may be said responsively by the Minister and the congregation; or both the Introit and Gloria Patri may be sung :

1. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost: or,

2. Let us commence our religious exercises in the name of the Lord, who made the heavens and the earth; or,

3. The Lord be with you; or,

4. The Lord is in His holy temple, let all the earth keep silence before Him and worship Him; or,

5. The Lord is good to all and His tender mercies are over all His works; or,

6. Let the words of my mouth, and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer; or,

7. Thus saith the Lord, in all places, where I record my name, I will come unto thee, ana I will bless thee. Then let us draw nigh unto Him, that we may receive his blessing; or,

8. Praise the Lord, for He is good, and His mercy endureth forever. My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed. I will sing and give praise to Thy name, O Most High ; or,

9. Psalm 26.

Minister. I will wash mine hands in innocency:

Congregation. So will I compass Thine altar, O Lord.

M. That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving,

C. And tell of all Thy wondrous works.

M, Lord I have loved the habitation of Thy house, or,

C. And the place where Thine honor dwelleth; or,

10. Psalm 100.

M. Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all

ye lands.

C. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before His presence with singing,

M. Know ye that the Lord He is God :

C. It is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.

M. Enter into His gates with thanks. giving, and into His courts with praise:

C. Be thankful unto Him, and bless His name.

M. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting;

C. And His truth endureth to all genera

tions, or,

11. Psalm 122. M. I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house the Lord.

C. Our feet shall stand within Thy gates, o Jerusalem.

M. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem :
C. They shall prosper that love Thee.
M, Peace be within Thy walls,
C. And prosperity within Thy palaces.

The Gloria Patri. NOTE: To be always said or sung standing. 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. NOTE: On festival days the special Introit ought to be used instead of the general Introit.

Then shall follow the Confession, the congregation joining audibly or silently with the minister.


Dearly Beloved! The Holy Scriptures de clare, that when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive. The sacrifices of God are a broken and a contrite heart. To the Lord belongeth mercy, and forgiveness, though we have sinned against Him. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth i

not in us. But if we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Let us therefore, devoutly kneeling, confess our sins unto God our heavenly Father, and humbly beseech him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to grant us forgiveness.

Almighty and most merciful Father, we confess that we have grievously and in various ways transgressed against Thee. We have followed too much the desires of our own hearts. 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. But enter Thou not, we beseech Thee, into judgment with us, for in Thy sight shall no man living be justified. With godly sorrow and sincere penitence we implore Thy forgiveness and favor through Thy dear Son, Jesus Christ.

Have mercy, O Lord, upon us miserable offenders. And grant us grace that we may ever hereafter live a godly, righteous and sober life, to the glory of Thy holy name, through Jesus Christ our Mediator and Redeemer. Amen.

NOTE: Then may the minister and the congregation say or sing, having arisen to their feet and standing :

The Kyrie. O God the Father in heaven, have mercy upon us !

0. God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy upon us !

O God the Holy Ghost, have mercy upon us, and grant us Thy peace! NOTE: Then may the minister say, Almighty God our heavenly Father bath

had mercy upon us, and hath given His only Son to die for our sins, and doth for His sake graciously pardon us; He also giveth unto all them that believe in His name the power to becoine His children, and promises to be stow upon them His Holy Spirit. Praise the Lord, praise ye the name of the Lord. Amen. Note: Then may the congregation say,

Amen. The congregation being seated, a hymn of praise, or the Gloria ir. Excelsis shall be sung.

The Gloria in Excelsis. Glory be to God on high, and on earth peace, good will towards men.

We praise Thee, we bless Thee, we worship Thee, we glorify Thee, we give thanks to Thee for Thy great glory, O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty.

O Lord, the only begotten Son, Jesus Christ; O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy

upon us. Thou that takest away the sins of the world, receive our prayer. Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father, have mercy upon us.

For Thou only art holy, Thou only art the Lord; Thou only, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

NOTE: Then shall be read the Scriptural lessons, either according to the Pericopee or otherwise selected. Then may the minister and congregation together recite the Apostles Creed, all standing. The minister saying: Let us with the Church of our Lord confess our faith, and say:

The Apostles' Creed. I believe in God the Father Almighty,

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