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318

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The

LIFE

òf,

the

I

B.

I.

6.

That

the

religious

Obfervation

of

Saints-days

appointed

to be kept

as

Ho-

ly

-days, and

the

Vigils

thereof without

any

Foundation

(as

we conceive) in Scrip.

cure, may

be

omitted.

That

if

any- be

retained, they may

be called Feftivalr,

and

not

Holy

-days,

nor

made equal with the

Lord's -day,

nor

have

any

peculiar

fervice

hppointed for

then,

nor the

People

be

upon loch Days

forced wholly to

abstain

horn Work,

and

that the

Names

of

all

others

now infcrted in

the Calender which

are

not

in the firlt

and

fecond

Books

of

Edward

the fixth, may

be left our.

7.

That

the

Gift

of

Prayer, being one

fpecial

Qualification for theWork of

the

Miniftry bellowed

by

Chrift

in

ord.r

to

the Edification

of

his

Church,

and to

be

exercilèd for the profit and benefit thereof, according to

its various and emergent

necefliity;

It

is

defired

that there may

be

no

fuch

imposition of the Liturgy,

as

that

theexercife

of

that gift

be

thereby

totally excluded

in

any

part

of

Publick

Worfhip.

And further, confidering the great

Age

of

Tome

Miniflers, and

Infirmities of

o-

thers, and the variety

of

feveral Services oft-times

concurring upon the

fame day,

whereby it may

be

inexpedient to requireevery Minilter,

at all

times to read the

whole

s

Ir may

be left

to the diCretion

of

theMinifler, to omit part

of it,

as

occa-

.

fron.Ihall

require

:

which liberty we

find

to

be

allowed even

in

the firlt Common

Prayer

Book

of

Edward

6.

8.

That

in regard

of

the many Defeáts which have been obferved in that

Verfi-

onof

the Scriptures, which

is

ufed

throughout

the Liturgy

(

manifold

Inftances

whereof

may be

produced,

as

in

theEpiille

for the

first

Sunday

after

Epiphany, ta-

ken

out

cf

Raritan

r

a.

I.

Be

ye changed

in your

flrape ;

And the Epifile

for the Sunday

next

before

Eafrer,

taken out

of

Philippians a. e. Found in

hr's

apparel as aware ;

as

al-

fh

the Epilbe for the fourth

Sunday in

Lent,

taken

our

of the fourth

of

the

Galati-

ans, Mount Sinai

is

Agar

in

Arabia,

and

bordereth

upon

the City

which

is

now

called

7erufalene.

The Epiltle

for

St.

Matthews

Day takr.u,out of the

fecond

Epifile of

Corinth.

and

the 4th.

We

go

net out

of

Kind.

The

Gofpel for

the

fecond Sunday

af-

ter

Epiphany,

taken out

of

the

fecond

of

John,

When

Men

be

drunk.

The

Gofpel for

the third

Sunday

in

Lent,

taken out

of

the

r

tth

of

Luke,

One Rolfe.

daub

fall

upon

another.

The

Gofpel for the

Annunciation,

taken

out

of

the

heft

of

Luke,

7búú

the

fixth Month which was

called

barren'',

and

many other

places) we therefore

deliire

inffead

thereof the New Tranllation

allowed by Authority may alone

be

ufed.

9.

That

inpfcnuch

as

the

holy Scriptures are able to make

us

wife

unto

Salvation,

to fùrnilh

us

throughly unto

all

good Works, and

contain

its

them

all

Brings necef-

fàiÿ, either in

Doótrine to

be believed,

or in Duty

to

be pra&ifed

;

whereas

divers

Chapters

of

the Apocryphal

Books

appointed to

be

read,

are

Charged to

be in

both

refpehls,

of

dubious and

uncertain credit

:

It

is

therefore defired, that nothing

be

read in

the Church

for

Dons,

but the

Iloly

Scriptures

of

the Old

and

New Te-

ftament.

to. That

the Minifter

be

not required

to rehearfe any part

of.

the

Liturgy

or

the

Communion-Table,

fàve

only thofe

parts which properly

belong

to the Lord's

Sup.

per

;

and

that at loch

times only

when the

Paid

holy Supper

is

adnaini(lred.

r r.

That

as

the Word (Minifter) and

not

Prieft,

or

Curate,

is

pled in

the

Abfolu-

tien,

and in

divers

other places;

it may throughout the whole Book be

fo

pled

in-

Bead

of

thole two Words

-;

and

that

inllead of the Word

Sunday,

the Word

Lards

-

day,

may be every

where

ufed.

tu.

Becaufe ringing

of

Pfitlms

is

a

confiderable

part

of

publick Worthip, we

de-

fire

that the

Verson

fee

forth and

allowed

to

be

lung in Churches, may

be amen-

ded,

or that

we may have leave to make

ufe

of

a

purer

Verfron.

r;.

That

all obfolete

Words in the

Common-Prayer,

and

filch whofe

ufe

is

chan-

ged

from their

firlt

Lgnificancy (as Aread) ufed in

the

Gofpel for

the Monday

and

Wednefìlay before

Eafger

[Then

opened he

their

Wits]

ufed

in the Gofpel for

Earle,.

Tuelday,

&v. may be altered

unto other

Words generally received, and better

un-

derflood.

14.

That no

Portions of the

Old-

Teftament, or of

the

Adis

of

the Apofties,

be called

EpifIles,

and read

as

fuck.

ay.

That

whereas

throughout the

feveral Offices,

the

Phraf

is

fuch

as

prefumes

all

Perkins

(within

the Communion

of

the

Church)

to

be

regenerated, converted,

and in

an

adual

flare

of

Grace (which,

had Ecelefraf

tcal

Difcipline

been

truly

and

vigoroufly executed, in the Exclufion

of

Scandalous

and obllinate

Sinners, might

be

better

fuppofed

:

But

there having been, and

(till

being

a

confeffed

want

of

tf'at

(as

in the

Liturgy

is

acknowledged) it cannot

be

rationally

admitted

in

the uanoft

Latitude of Charity.) We

delre

that

this may be reformed.

16.

That