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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
discourse on that office.
6 Romans xiii.
TEXTS OF SCRIPTURE ILLUSTRATED
St. John xiv. 13. .
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
account of him, 60.
in the office for the visitation of the and out of it, 264. why the priest must
of him, 60.
ing by the Church of Rome, 198. what by the primitive Christians, ib. why
formance of divine mysteries, 291.
of it, ib. Advent sermons formerly Mary; some account of her, 67.
them, 158. why to be sung between the
third collect and the prayer for the
348. used sometimes by the primitive Annunciation, the feast of it, 247.
Apostles, others besides the twelve so
be temporary, ib.
Ascension-day, how early observed, 235.
Ash-Wednesday, why Lent begins on that
of the ancient Church on that day, ib.
220. the service for it, ib.
Augustin, first archbishop of Canterbury; 467. to what sort of persons denied, ib.
the time when performed, 474. the man.
mary, why given at funerals, ib. the
and how often to be published, ib. the 475, and to go before it to the church or
grave, 486. the throwing earth upon the
of divine institution and universal prac-
by laymen. See Lay Baptism. Catherine, virgin and martyr; some ac-
Cedde, or Chad, bishop of Lichfield; some
Chancels, why so called, 85. always stood
remain as they have done in times past,
Chimere, a bishop's habit, 104.
by the Church ever since the Reforma- first, 106. till clamoured against by Bu-
ib. which caused great contentions, ib.
the ancient Christians, so called, and Elizabeth, ib.
Chrisom used anciently in baptism,
of the Church, 97. those called bishops by the woman at her churching, 498.
weekly bills, 499. See White Garments.
Church, 208. the service for it explained,
and by whom to be placed on the table, priate places for public worship, 81. the
the churches of the ancient Christians
used by the ancient Church in conse- of them, ib. decency in churches requi-
site and necessary, 88. to be consecrated
by a solemn dedication of them to God,
saints, 90. great reverence shewn in
Church holy-days, what days so called, and Double communions on the same day, an
ancient practice, 203, 204.
Communion service, designed to be used at
it, 212. the antiquity of it, ib. the service 256. the order of it in king Edward's
first Book, and the Scotch Common
days and holy-days, 313. to be said at
nion, and why, 315.
so many short collects, 155. why so call- timely notice to be given to the Curate,
lects for the Sundays and holy-days, 200, altar, 262. See Altar.
prayer, why placed at the beginning,
the office, 500. how often and upon what (private,) the state of it in the primi-
tion, 377. of apostolical practice, 378. its
reign of king Edward VI., 23. and con- powers no argument that it was designed
benefits of baptism, 383. at what age
other essential to it, 390. unction in con-
of their fitness for the communion, 257. also the sign of the cross, 392.
the case the same in unlawful conjunc-
notice of it is to be given, 270. not to be between bastard children, as between
Holy Ghost, 296, &c.