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our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation. But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.
Then shall the Minister say the following Collects. ALMIGHTY and ever-living God, who makest
us both to will and to do those things that be good and acceptable unto thy Divine Majesty ; we would offer our humble supplications unto thee for these thy servants who have made a public profession of their Christian faith, and expressed their earnest desire and prayer to be enabled to fulfil their duties as disciples of Jesus Christ. Let thy fatherly hand ever be over them; let thy Holy Spirit ever be with them; guide and help, strengthen and sanctify them, we beseech thee; that, by the living bond of obedience and charity, they may be united to thee and thy beloved Son. Amen.
TORD of all power and might, who art the
author and giver of all good things, graft in our hearts the love of thy name; increase in us true religion ; nourish us with all goodness, and, of thy great mercy, keep us in the same, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Then shall follow this Benediction : THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the
I love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen.
Or this. THE peace of God, which passeth all under1 standing, keep our hearts and minds through Jesus Christ. Amen.
First the Banns of those who are to be married may be
published in the Church three several Sundays or Holydays, in this manner :
T PUBLISH the Banns of marriage between M.
of — and N. of — If any of you know cause or just impediment why these two persons should not be joined together in matrimony, ye are to declare it. This is the first second or third] time of asking
When the Persons to be married are assembled with
their Friends, the Minister shall say,
DEARLY beloved, we are gathered together
here in the sight of God, and in the face of this congregation, to join together this man and this woman in holy matrimony; which is an honorable estate, instituted of God in the time of man's innocency; which holy estate Christ adorned and beautified with his presence, and first miracle that he wrought in Cana of Galilee; and is commended of St. Paul to be honorable among all men ; and therefore is not by any to be enterprised, or taken
in hand, lightly or unadvisedly; but reverently, discreetly, soberly, and in the fear of God.
And also, speaking to the Persons who are to be mar
ried, he shall say,
REQUIRE and charge you both, as ye will
answer at the dreadful day of judgment, when the secrets of all hearts shall be disclosed, that if either of you know any impediment why ye may not be lawfully united in matrimony, ye do now confess it. For be ye well assured, that so many as are joined together otherwise than God's word doth allow, are not joined together by God, neither is their matrimony lawful.
If no impediment be alleged, then shall the Minister
say unto the Man, M. WILT thou have this woman to thy wedded wife, to live together after God's ordinance, in the estate of matrimony? Wilt thou love her, comfort her, honor and keep her, in sickness and in health, in sorrow and in joy; and, forsaking all other, keep thee only unto her, so long as ye both shall live?
The Man shall answer,
Then shall the Minister say unto the Woman,
N. WILT thou have this man to thy wedded husband, to live together after God's ordinance, in the estate of matrimony? Wilt thou love him, comfort him, honor and keep him, in sickness and in health, in sorrow and in joy; and, forsaking all other, keep thee only unto him, so long as ye both shall live?
The Woman shall answer,
Then shall the Minister say, Who giveth this woman to be married to this man ?
Then the Minister, receiving the Woman, at her Father's
or Friend's hands, shall cause the Man with his right hand to take the Woman by her right hand, and to say after him as followeth :
I, M. take thee, N. to my wedded wife, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part, according to God's holy ordinance; and thereto I plight thee my troth.
Then shall the Woman likewise say after the Minister :
I, N. take thee, M. to my wedded husband, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part, according to God's holy ordinance; and thereto I plight thee my troth.