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The Psalms.
Psalm xx.

Psalm xxi.


Psalm ci.

III. The proper Psalms are Psalm xx. xxi. ci. The xxth is a Psalm of David, wherein the people are taught to pray for his good success.

$. 2. The xxist was originally composed upon the same account for which we now make choice of it, viz. to be a form of public prayer, to be used in the congregation for God's blessing on the prince.

$. 3. The cist Psalm is a resolution that David made to be a strict observer of piety and justice both in his private and public conduct, and is appointed here to remind us, that whoever desires God's blessing upon his person and government, must diligently attend to discountenance impiety, and to nourish true religion and virtue. In the room of this Psalm, in king James's office, were appointed the lxxxvth and the cxviiith ; but they being both chose with an eye to the exilé, which that prince underwent with his royal brother, were, in the office for queen Anne, more properly changed.

IV. The first Lesson in queen Anne's time was Proverbs viii. 13, to the end: but now the first of Joshua is again appointed, which was the Lesson for this office when it was put out by king James. Now indeed only the first ten verses are appointed, which contain the history of God's setting up Joshua to succeed Moses in the government of the Israelites, with the instructions that he gave him upon that occasion. Why the latter part was not continued as well as the former, I do not see; since certainly some part of it is as applicable as the former to the case of his present Majesty, it going on with the story of Joshua's passing with the Israelites over Jordan, to take possession of the land which God had given him.

§. 2. The second Lesson is appointed upon account of that part of it which is read for the Epistle on November 5, of which what I have there said may suffice.

V. The Epistle and Gospel are the same with chose appointed on the twenty-ninth of May, and The Epistle and have already been spoken to in my

The Lessons.
The first.


The second

discourse on that office.

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St. Mark x. 11.

xiv. 23.
St. Luke i. 78.

üi. 21.

xi. 2.
xvi. 18.

xxii. 19.
St. John ü. 3–7.


St. John xiv. 13. .

xvi. 23, 24. .


Acts i. 5.

ü. 46.

iv. 23, 24.

Romans ii. 20.

xvi. 3, 5, 10, 11, 14. 83
1 Corinthians vii. 2.


xi. 22.

24, 25.

xvi. 19.

2 Corinthians i. 21, 22.

380, 391
viii, 23.

Galatians i. 19.

Ephesians i. 13.

iv. 30.

Philippians ii. 25.

Colossians iv. 15.

1 Timothy iv. 14.

2 Timothy iv. 5.


Philemon 1, 2.

Hebrews xiü. 7.

James v. 14, 15.

442, 449

1 Peter iii. 7.

1 John ii. 20, 27.






ABSOLUTION, the power of it, in what sense other devotions of the people, in the ru.

given by our Saviour to the Church, 440. bric after the offertory, 275. by whom
the internal effects of it, 442. in what and in what manner to be collected, ib.
sense exercised in the primitive Church, Almsgiving at the Sacrament, a necessary
443. how far abused by the Church of duty, 273.
Rome, 453. in what sense exercised by Alphege, archbishop of Canterbury; some
the Church of England, 439, 446.

account of him, 60.
- in the morning and evening service, Altar, in what part of the Church it former-
how seasonably used there, 114. of what ly stood, 86. none were allowed to ap-
benefit or effect, 115. designed by the proach it but priests, ib. a dispute about
Church to be more than declarative, ib. it at the Reformation, 263. how it ought
not to be pronounced by a deacon, 120. to stand, both in the Communion-time,

in the office for the visitation of the and out of it, 264. why the priest must
sick, seems only to respect the censures stand on the north side of it, 265. to be
of the Church, 439. what intended by covered with a fair linen cloth at the
the form, 445. not to be pronounced un- time of Communion, ib.
less heartily desired, 447. See also the Ambrose, bishop of Milan; some account
preface, vi. &c.

of him, 60.
Abstinence, how distinguished from fast- Amen, what it signifies, 122. how regarded

ing by the Church of Rome, 198. what by the primitive Christians, ib. why
days appointed for the one and the other, printed sometimes in Roman and some-
ib. no distinction made in the Church times in Italic, 123. in what sense it is
of England, either between days of fast- used at the end of the curses in the
ing and days of abstinence, or between Commination, 505.
any different kinds of food, 198, 199. ab- St. Andrew's day, why observed first in
stinence from flesh on fish-days enjoined the course of holy-days, and at the be-
by act of parliament, 199. entire absti- ginning of Advent, 247.
nence recommended by the Church of Angels, thought to be present at the per-
England on fast-days, ib.

formance of divine mysteries, 291.
Advent, why so called, 206. the antiquity St. Ann, mother to the blessed Virgin

of it, ib. Advent sermons formerly Mary; some account of her, 67.
preached, ib. why the Church begins Anthems, the original and antiquity of
her year at Advent, 207.

them, 158. why to be sung between the
Affinity. See Consanguinity.

third collect and the prayer for the
Affusion in baptism, answers the end of it,

348. used sometimes by the primitive Annunciation, the feast of it, 247.
Christians, ib. how it first came into Apocrypha, when, and upon what account
practice, 350. affusion only to be used appointed for Lessons, 137.
when the child is sick, 368.

Apostles, others besides the twelve so
Agatha, a Sicilian virgin and martyr ; called, 95. their office not designed to
some account of her, 56.

be temporary, ib.
Agnes, a Roman virgin and martyr; some their days, why observed as festivals,
account of her, 55. why painted with a 189.
lamb by her side, 56.

Ascension-day, how early observed, 235.
Alb, what, by whom, and when to be the service of that day explained, ib.
worn, 104.

Ash-Wednesday, why Lent begins on that
St. Alban, a martyr; some account of him, day, 219. why so called, ib. the discipline

of the ancient Church on that day, ib.
All-Saints day, for what reason observed, how the Church of England supplies it,
190, 253. the service for it, ib.

220. the service for it, ib.
All-Souls day, what day so called, and St. Athanasius's Creed. See Creed of
why, 74.

Alms, how to be distinguished from the August 1, a form of prayer for it, 519.

king, ib.

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Augustin, first archbishop of Canterbury; 467. to what sort of persons denied, ib.
some account of him, 63.

the time when performed, 474. the man.
St. Augustin, bishop of Hippo; some ac- ner of procession at funerals, ib. rose.
count of him, 69.

mary, why given at funerals, ib. the
Banns, what the word signifies, 395. why, priest to meet the corpse in his surplice,

and how often to be published, ib. the 475, and to go before it to the church or
poverty of the parties, or their not being grave, ib. in what places the dead were
settled in the place where they are asked, buried formerly, 476. the ancient solemn-
no reason for prohibiting the banns, 396. ity of taking leave of the dead body,
the penalty of a minister that marries 485. the position of the corpse in the
without licence or banns, ib.

grave, 486. the throwing earth upon the
Baptism, how it typifies a new birth, 325. body, ib. a communion at funerals for.
formerly administered only at Easter and merly appointed, and why, 488.
Whitsuntide, and why, 231, 332. to be Cæcilia, virgin and martyr; some account
administered now only on Sundays and of her, 76.
holy-days, except in cases of necessity, Calends, the column of them, 53.
333. the irregularity and scandal of ad- Candlemas-day, whence so called, 247, 248.
ministering public baptism at home, ib. Canonical hours for celebrating marriage,
why to be performed after the second 399.
Lesson, 337. persons dying without it not Catechising, what the word signifies, 373.
capable of Christian burial, 468.

of divine institution and universal prac-
of infants, practised by the Jews, 327. tice, 372, as proper after baptism as be-
no alteration intended by our Saviour, fore, 373. how often to be performed, 374.
ib, express testimony for it in the New why after the second Lesson, 375. who to
Testament, 329. proved from the writ- be catechised, 376. what care to be taken
ings of the most ancient Fathers, 330. by parents and masters, ib.

by laymen. See Lay Baptism. Catherine, virgin and martyr; some ac-
St. Barnabas, his day, why not formerly in count of her, 77.
the table of holy-days, 189.

Cedde, or Chad, bishop of Lichfield; some
St. Bartholomew, a remark upon the Gos- account of him, 58.
pel appointed for his day, 252.

Chancels, why so called, 85. always stood
Bede, some account of him, 63. how he got at the east end of the church, 86. how to
the name of Venerable, 64.

remain as they have done in times past,
Benedict, an abbot; some account of him, 109.

Chimere, a bishop's habit, 104.
Bidding of prayer before sermon enjoined Choir, all divine service performed there at

by the Church ever since the Reforma- first, 106. till clamoured against by Bu-
tion, 272, the contrary practice attended cer, 107. and altered upon his complaint,
with fatal consequences, 273.

ib. which caused great contentions, ib.
Birth-days, the days of the martyrdom of till the old custom was revived by queen

the ancient Christians, so called, and Elizabeth, ib.
why, 188.

Chrisom used anciently in baptism,

Bishops were called apostles in the first age why so called, ib. was formerly offered

of the Church, 97. those called bishops by the woman at her churching, 498.
in Scripture were probably no more than what the word should signify in the
presbyters, ib. See Ministry.

weekly bills, 499. See White Garments.
Bissextile, leap-years, whence so called, Christmas-day, how early observed in the

Church, 208. the service for it explained,
Blassius, bishop and martyr; some ac- ib. why a prescribed time for communi-
count of him, 56.

cating, 312.
Boniface, bishop of Mentz, and martyr; St. Chrysostom, his prayer, 161. when first
some account of him, 64.

added, 162.
Bread in the Sacrament, whether it should Chronicles, (the books of,) why not read for
be leavened or unleavened, 317.

Lessons, 136.
Bread and wine for the Communion, when Churches, the necessity of having appro-

and by whom to be placed on the table, priate places for public worship, 81. the
276. how and by whom to be provided, universal practice of Heathens, Jews,
321. the remainder after the Commu- Apostles, and primitive Christians,81, 82.
nion, how to be disposed of, 320.

the churches of the ancient Christians
Breaking the bread, a ceremony always sumptuous and magnificent, 85. the form

used by the ancient Church in conse- of them, ib. decency in churches requi-
crating the Eucharist, 297.

site and necessary, 88. to be consecrated
Bridemen, their antiquity, 400.

by a solemn dedication of them to God,
Britius, or St. Brice; some account of ib. called by the names of angels and
him, 74.

saints, 90. great reverence shewn in
Burial, Christian, the ancient form of it, them by the primitive Christians, ib.

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Church holy-days, what days so called, and Double communions on the same day, an
why, 89.

ancient practice, 203, 204.
Churching of Women. See Thanksgiving Communion in one kind examined, 307.
of Women after Childbirth.

Communion service, designed to be used at
Circumcision, (the feast of,) the design of a different time from morning prayer,

it, 212. the antiquity of it, ib. the service 256. the order of it in king Edward's
for it, 213.

first Book, and the Scotch Common
St. Clement, bishop of Rome, and martyr; Prayer, 297, why to be said on all Sun-
some account of him, 76.

days and holy-days, 313. to be said at
Clergy and people, the prayer for them, the altar, though there be no commu-
when first added, 160, 161.

nion, and why, 315.
Clerks, who intended by them, 154. Communion of the sick, agreeable to the
Collects, why the prayers are divided into practice of the primitive Church, 458.

so many short collects, 155. why so call- timely notice to be given to the Curate,
ed, 156. whether the collect for a Monday 461. how many required to communicate
festival is to be used on the Saturday or with the sick, ib. where the sick is hin-
the Sunday evening, 194. the week-day dered from communicating, he is to sup-
collects not to be used on holy-days or ply it by faith, 463.
their eves, 196. the antiquity of the col- Communion table, how properly called an

lects for the Sundays and holy-days, 200, altar, 262. See Altar.
Comber, Dr., his character of our Liturgy, Confession, in the morning and evening

prayer, why placed at the beginning,
Commemorations, what they were, 139. 114. an objection against it answered,
Commination, the occasion and design of ib.

the office, 500. how often and upon what (private,) the state of it in the primi-
occasions to be used, 501, 502. to be said tive Church, 436. how far enjoined by
after the Litany ended, 503. to be said the Church of England, 437. the benefits
in the reading-pew or pulpit, ib. the and advantages of it, 438.
design of the curses in this office, 504. Confirmation, a necessary qualification for
Amen, what it signifies at the end of the communion, 262. of divine institu-
every curse, 505.

tion, 377. of apostolical practice, 378. its
Common Prayer Book, compiled in the being attended at first with miraculous

reign of king Edward VI., 23. and con- powers no argument that it was designed
firmed by act of parliament, 25. but after- only for a temporary ordinance, 379. ad-
wards submitted to the censure of Bu- ministered by the Apostles not so much
cer and Martyr, ib. upon whose excep- for the sake of its extraordinary, as of
tions it was reviewed and altered, ib. and its ordinary effects, ib. designed for a
again confirmed by act of parliament, standing and perpetual ordinance, 380.
26. both which acts were repealed by practised by the Church in all ages, ib.
queen Mary, ib. but the second book of of what use and benefit, 381, not render-
king Edward, with some few alterations, ed unnecessary by the receiving the eu.
again established in the reign of queen charist, 382. necessary to confirm the
Elizabeth, ib. some other alterations

benefits of baptism, 383. at what age
made in it in the reign of king James I., persons are to be confirmed, 384. to be
28. and the whole book again reviewed administered only by bishops, 385. a god-
after the Restoration, ib. the names of father or godmother necessary to be
the commissioners, and the manner of witness of it, 387. imposition of hands
their proceeding, 26. compiled by an ec- an essential rite in it, 389. but a blow
clesiastical, not a civil authority, 30. a on the cheek used instead of it by the
character of it from Dr. Comber, 33. See Church of Rome, 389, 390. prayer an-
Liturgy of the Church of England.

other essential to it, 390. unction in con-
Communicants, the Ministers to be judges firmation, primitive and catholic, 391. as

of their fitness for the communion, 257. also the sign of the cross, 392.
and have power to repel scandalous of- Consanguinity, or affinity, what degrees of
fenders, 258. when and how the commu- either expressly forbid to marry, 404.
nicants are to be conveniently placed at and what by parity of reason implied, ib.
the communion, 287.

the case the same in unlawful conjunc-
Communion, in what time of divine service tions as in lawful marriages, 405. and

notice of it is to be given, 270. not to be between bastard children, as between
administered to scandalous offenders, those that are legitimate, ib. the reasons
258. nor to schismatics, 261. nor to persons of the prohibition, ib. such marriages,
not confirmed, 262. nor to strangers from why called incestuous, 406.
other parishes, ib. when the Minister is Consecration of Churches. See Churches.
to give notice of it, 270. the care of the of the elements in the Eucharist, al-
Church about frequent communions, ways attributed to the invocation of the
312, 316.

Holy Ghost, 296, &c.

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