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128

APPENDIX.

Numb.IX

bring him to the

peofe on

of

feriaus Repentance,

be

fhall

declare

/bat

be

judgetb

him

a

Perlon unmeet

for

Church Communion

till

be

Repent;

and

fhall

Wither)] forbear to give

him theSacrament:

But

when he profeffeth

ferions

Repentance,

!hall

receive him.

But

if

after

filch oft Profe{

&ons

he continue in fach

heinous Sin,

he

!hall

not again

receive him,

till

aîtual Amendment

for

a fuflcient time to make

valid his

Pro

fefiion.

VI. Ordination

to

the

Prielhood

fhall

be

a valid Licenfe

to Preach

:

And

every

jolt Incumbent

being

the Pallor,

Overfeer,

or

Re&or

of

his

Parith Church,

(hall

as

filch have

power to Preach to them without any further

Licenfe

,

and

to

judge

according

to

God's Word,

to whom

and

how to perform the proper Work

of

his Office ;

on what Text

and

Subje&

to Preach , in what Words

and

Order

to

Teach

and Pray. But

if

Canons

alfo be

made

a

Rule

, they

(hall

not

oblige

him againft

the

Word

of

God

:

And

if

for Uniformity

,

or

force Mens difabili-

ty,

he

be

tyed to

ufe

the

Words

of

prefcribed Forms, called a

Liturgy,

he

fhall

not

be

fo

fervilely tyed

to

them,

as

to

be punifhable for every Omiffion

of

any

Coned,

Sentence or Word, while at

leaf

the

greateft

part of the

Service

appoint-

ed for

the

Day

is

there

read

;

and the Subftance and Neceffary Parts of the Offi-

ces

be

there performed

;

no,

though he omit the

Croft in Baptifm, and the Sur-

plice, and deny

not Communion to

thofe

that

dare

not

receive

is

kneeling.

And

if

any worthy

Minder

fcruple

to

ufe

the Liturgy

,

but will

be

prefent

,

and

not

Preach

againft

it,

he

fhall be

capable

notwithlandingof

preaching

as

a

Lelturer or

Aifftant,

if

the Incumbent Pallor do Confent.

VII. No

Oath,

Subfcription, Covenant, Profeihion

or

Promife

(hall

be made

Neceffary

to

Minifters or Candidates for

the Mimicry,

befides

the

Oath

of

Alle.

glance and Supremacy, and Subfcribing to the

Sacred Canonical Scriptures,

and

to the ancient

Creeds,

or at the

mot

to the

Articles

of the Church

(

excepting

to them that

fcruple

the

Twentieth, Thirty

fourth

and

Thirty

limb,

as

they

fpeak

only of Ceremonies, Traditions, and

Bithops),

and the

neceffary

Renunciation

of

Herefie,

Popery,

Rebellion

and

Ufurpation

:

and the Promife

of

Minifferial Fi-

delity according to the

Word

of

God

:

Or

at leaft none but what the Reformed

Churches

are

commonly agreed

in..

.

And

let none be capable

of

Benefices

and

Church

-

Dignities, or

Government

in

the

Univerfities,

or FreeSchools,

who

bath not taken

the laid

Oaths,

Subfetiptions

and Renunciations.

VIII. Let

none have

any

Benefice

`with

Cure

of

Souls,

who is

not Ordained

to the

Sacred

Minilry

by filch Bifhops

or Pallors

as

the Law

than

thereto appoint

for the

time to

come:

But

thofe

that

already are otherwise Ordained by

other

Paflors,

fhall

not be

difabled

,

or required to be Ordained again. And let

no

Pallor,

by Patrons

or

others, be impofed on

any

Parilh Church, without

the

con

-

fent of

the

greater number of

the

BatedCommunicants. And

at

his

Entrance,

let

force

Neighbour

Minifteas

in

that

Congregation declare him their Pallor

as

fo

Confented to

and

Ordained, and

preach

to

them the Duty

of

the

Pallor

andFlock,

and

pray for

his

Sneeefs.

IX.

If.any

Pal

or be

accufed

of

Tyranny,

Injury

,

or Mahadminilration, he

(hall

be

refponfible to

the next

Synod

of

Neighbour Pallors

,

or to the Diocefan

and

his

Synod,

or to the

`Magiftrate

,

or

whomfoever

the.

Law

fhall

appoint;

and

if

guilty and unreformed

aher

a

firl

and fecond Admonition,

than be

panilh-

ed

as

hisOffence deferveth; but only in

a

Courfe

of

Juftice

according to the Laws,

and

not Arbitrarily

:

Nor

fo

as co

be forbidden his Minifterial Labours,

till

he

be

proved to do morehurt thán good. And

if

the

fuppofed

Injury to

any

who

is

denied Communion

be

doubtful,

or

but to

one, or

few, letnot, for

their

fake,

the

Church

be deprived of their Pallor

; but

let

the Perfon,

if

proved,

injbred, have

power to forbear

all his

Payments

and

Tythes, to the Paftor,and to Communicate

elfewhere.

X.

Becaufe

Patrons,

who

choofe Paltors for all the Churches, are

of

fo

different

Minds

and

Difpofitions,

that there

is

no certainty that none

(hall

be

by

them

Pre

-

fenced,

and

by Bifhops

Inftituted

and Indulged

, to

whom

godly Perfons may

jut

ly

fcruple to commit the

Paloral

Conduét of

their

Souls,

whofe

Safety

is

more to

them than

all

the

World:

And

becaufe

there may

be force things left

in the Li.

turgy,