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church in the USA . BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER,
ADMINISTRATION OF THE SACRAMENTS,
OTHER RITES AND CEREMONIES OF THE CHURCH,
ACCORDING TO THE USE OF
THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH
The Onfted States of America :
THE PSALTER OR PSALMS OF DAVID.
PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL PRESS.
X do hereby certsfy, that this edition of the Common Prayer Book, Book of Offices, &c., (having been compared with the standard books, and corrected by the same,) is permitted to be published as an edition duly compared and corrected by a suitable person appointed for that purpose, as the canon directs.
BENJAMIN T. ONDERDONK.
Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the
State of New York.
TABLE OF CONTENTS.
Page. 1 The Ratification of the Book 16 The Ministration of Baptism to of Common Prayer,
4 such as are of Riper Years, 2 The Preface,
5 and able to answer for 3 The Order how the Psalter is
166 appointed to be read,
717 A Catechism; that is to say, an 4 The Order how the rest of the
Instruction to be learned by Holy Scripture is appointed to
every person before he be be read,
7 brought to be confirmed by 5 Tables of Lessons of Holy Scrip
171 ture, to be read at Morning 18 The Order of Confirmation, or and Evening Prayer through
Laying on of hands upon out the year,
8 those that are baptized, and 6 The Calendar,
10 come to years of discretion, 175 7 Tables and Rules for the Movea- 19 The form of Solemnization of ble and Immoveable Feasts,
177 together with the days of 20 The Order for the Visitation of Fasting and Abstinence
179 throughout the year,
1621 The Communion of the Sick, 185 8 Tables for finding the Holy-days, 17 22 The Order for the Burial of the 9 The Order for Daily Morning
21 23 The Thanksgiving of Women 10 The Order for Daily Evening
after Child-birth, commonly Prayer,
29 called, The Churching of 11. Prayers and Thanksgivings
190 upon several occasions, to be 24 Forms of Prayer to be used at used before the two final
192 prayers of Morning and 25 A Form of Prayer for the VisitaEvening Service, 39 tion of Prisoners,
198 12 The Collects, Epistles, and 26 A Form of Prayer and ThanksGospels, to be used throughout
giving to Almighty God, for
44 the fruits of the earth and all 13 The Order for the Administra
the other blessings of his tion of the Lord's Supper, or
205 Holy Communion,
145 | 27 Forms of Prayer to be used in 14 The Ministration of Public Bap
207 tism of Infants, to be used in 28 Selections of Psalms, to be used the church,
158 instead of the Psalms for the 15 The Ministration of Private
Day, at the discretion of the
162 | 29 The Psalter, or Psalms of David, 228