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pedient. Accordingly, a commission for a review was issued in the year 1689: But this great and good work miscarried at that time; and the Civil Authority has not since thought proper to revive it by any new Commission.

But when in the course of Divine Providence, these American States became independeni with respect to Civil Government, their Ecclesiastical Independence was necessarily included; and the different religious denominations of Christians in these States were left at full and equal liberty to model and organize their respective Churches, and forms of worship, and discipline, in such manner as they might judge most convenient for their future prosperity ; consistently with the Constitution and Laws of their Country.

The attention of this Church was, in the first place, drawn to those alterations in the Liturgy which became necessary in the Prayers for our Civil Rulers, in consequence of the Revolution. And the principal care herein was to make them conformable to what ought to be the proper end of all such prayers, namely, that “Rulers may have grace, wisdom, and understanding to execute justice, and to maintain truth ;” and that the People “may lead quiet and peaceable lives, in all godliness and honesty.”

But while these alterations were in review before the Convention, they could not but, with gratitude to God, embrace the happy occasion which was offered to them (uninfluenced and unrestrained by any worldly authority whatsoever) to take a further review of the Public Service, and to establish such other alterations and amendments therein as might be deemed expedient.

It seems unnecessary to enumerate all the different alterations and amendments. They will appear, and it is to be hoped, the reasons of them also, upon a comparison of this with the Book of Common Prayer of the Church of England. In which it will also appear, that this Church is far from intending to depart from the Church of England in any essential point of doctrine, discipline, or worship; or further than local circumstances require.

And now, this important work being brought to a conclusion, it is hoped the whole will be received and examined by every true Member of our Church, and every sincere Christian, with a meek, candid, and charitable frame of mind; without prejudice or prepossessions ; serious. ly considering what Christianity is, and what the truths of the Gospel are; and earnestly beseeching Almighty God to accompany with his blessing every endeavour for promulgating them to mankind in the clearest, plainest, most affecting and majestic manner, for the sake of Jesus Christ, our blessed Lowd and Saviour.

(7) The ORDER how the PSALTER is appointed to be read. THE Psalter shall be read through once every Month, as it is there appointed,

both for Morning and Evening Prayer. Buc in February it shall be read only to the twenty-eighth or twenty-ninth Day of the Month.

And whereas January, March, May, July, August, October, and December, have one-and-thirty Days a-piece; it is ordered, that the same Psalms shall be read the last Day of the said Months which were read the Day before; so that the Psalter may begin again the first Day of the next Month ensuing.

And whereas the 119th Psalm is divided into twenty-two Portions, and is over-long to be read at one time; it is so ordered, that at one time shall not be read above four or five of the said Portions.

The Minister, instead of reading from the Psalter, as divided for Daily Morn. ing and Evening Prayer, may read one of the Selections set out by this Church.

And on Days of Fasting and Thanksgiving, appointed either by the Civil or by the Ecclesiastical Authority, the Minister may appoint such Psalms as he shall think fit in his discretion, unless any shall have been appointed by the Ecclesiastical Authority, in a Service set out for the Occasion; which, in that case, shall be used, and no other.

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PROPER PSALMS ON CERTAIN DAYS.
Morning. Evening.

Morning. Evening.
Christmas-Day, Psalms 19 Psalms 89 Easter-Day, Psalms 2 Psalms 113

45
110

57

114 85 132

111

118 Ash-Wednesday, 102 Ascension Day, 8

24 32 130

15

47 38 143

21

103 Good-Friday,

22
64 Whitsunday,

48

104 40 88

68

145 54

The Minister may use one of the Selections, instead of any one of the above Portions.

The ORDER how the rest of the HOLY SCRIPTURE is

appointed to be read. THE Old Testament is appointed for the First Lessons at Morning and Even

ing Prayer: so that the most P reof will be read every Year once, as in the Calendar is appointed.

The New Testament is appointed for the Second Lessons at Morning and
Evening Prayer.

And to know what Lessons shall be read every Day, look for the Day of the Month in the Calendar following, and there ye shall find the Chapters that shall be read for the Lessons, both at Morning and Evening Prayer; except only the Moveable Feasts, which are not in the Calendar; and the Immoveable, where there is a Blank left in the Column of Lessons; the proper Lessons for all which Days are to be found in the table of Proper Lessons.

And, on Days of Fasting and Thanksgiving, the same Rule is to obtain as in reading the Psalms.

And the same discretion of choice is allowed on occasions of Ecclesiastical Conventions, and those of Charitable Collections. And Note, That whensoever Proper Psalms or Lessons are appointed, then the

Psalms and Lessons of ordinary course appointed in the Psalter and Calendar, if they be different, shall be omitted for that Time. Note ulso, That the Collect, Epistle, and Gospel, appointed for the Sunday, shall serve all the Week after, where it is not in this Book otherwise ordered.

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TT TABLES of LESSONS of Holy Scripture, to be read at Morning

and Evening Prayer throughout the Year.

A TABLE OF LESSONS FOR SUNDAYS.
SUNDAYS.
MORNING.

EVENING. 1st Lesson. 2nd Lesson. 1st Lesson. 2nd Lesson. 1 S. in Ad. Lea.

1 Luke 1 to v. 39 Isa. 2 Rom. 10 2

5
1 to v. 39
24

12 3

25

3 to v. 19 28 to v. 23 4 30 Matt. 3 to v. 131

32

1 Cor. 1 1 S. af, Ch. 35 Luke 2 v. 25

2 2 41 Mark I to v. 16

42 Heb. 2 1 S. af. Eph.

44
Matt. 2 v. 131

45 1 Cor.
51 Jolin 1 v. 29 52 to v. 13

13 54 Mait. 4 v. 12

55 2 Cor.
57 Luke 4 v.14to33

59
61
Matt. 5

62

Gal. 6

65

6

66 Sep. Sund. Jer. 5

7 Jer. 22 Eph. Sex. Sund. 35 Luke 7 v.19

36 Quin. Sund. Lam. 1 Mark 6 to v. 30 Lam. 3 to v. 37 1 S. in Lent Jer. 7 Matt. 10 Jer. 9

Ezek. 14 Luke 10 to v. 25 Ezek. 18
20 to v. 27 Mark 9 to v. 30

20 v.27
Mic.

6 Luke 19 v. 28 Hab. 3 Phil. 1
Hag. 2 to v. 10

21
Zec.
13

3
6
Daniel 9
Matt. 26

3 & 4 Heb. 5 to v.11 Easter-Day Exod. 12 to v.37 Kom. 6 Exod 12 v.37 Acts 2 v.22 1 S. af. Ea. Isaiah 43

AC3 1 Isa. 48 1 Cor. 15 2 Hos. 13

3 Hos. 14 Coloss. 1
3
Joel 3 v. 9

5
4

3
4
Mic. 5

6 Nah. 1 Thes. 3 5 Zech. 8 8 v. 5 Zec. 10

4 S. af. Asc. Joel 2 John 17

Zeph.

3

2Thes. 3 to v.17 Whitsund. Deut. 16 to v.18 Acts 4 to v. 36 Isa. 11 Acts 19 to v. 21 Trin. Sund. Gen. 1 Matt. 3

Gen. 2 1 John 5 1 S. af. Trin. 3 Acts 9 to v. 32

6 1 Tim. 6 2 9 to v. 20

10

15 to v. 192 Tim. 2
37
11

42

3&4 io v. 43

45

Tit. 2&3 to v.la
49
15

50 Heb. 10
Exod. 3
17 Exod. 5

11
9
20
10

12
14
24
15

13
Num. 16

26 Num. 22 James 1 10

23
28
24

2
11
Deut. 4 to v. 41 Matt. 18 Deut. 5

3 12

6
20

7 13

8
23

9 14

33
25

34 1 Peter 15

Jos. 23 Mark 4 Jos. 24 16 judges 4

13 Judges 5 17

1 Sam. 12 Luke 13 1 Sam. 17 18 2 Sam. 12

15 2 San. 19 19 1 Kings&to v.22

20 1 Kin.8 v.22t0622 Peter 20

17
John 3

18
21
2 Kings 5

7 2 Kings 19 Daniel 6

8 Daniel 7 1 John
Prov. 1

9 Prov. 2
3
10

8
11
11

12 26

13
15

14 Jude.
15
16

16 12 John.

Mic.

14

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HOLY-DAYS.

MORNING

EVENING. St. Andrew

Prov. 20 Prov. 21 St. Thomas.

23

24 Nativity.

1 Lesson Isaiah 9 to v. 8 Isaiah 7 v.10to17 1 2 Lesson Luke

2to v.15 Titus 3 v. 4 to 9! St. Stephen.

1 Lesson Prov. 28 Eccles. 4

2 Lesson Acts 6v.8&ch.7 to v.30 Acts 7 v.30t056 St. John.

1 Lesson Eccles. 5 Eccles. 6
2 Lesson Rev.

1 Rev. 22 Innocents.

Jerem. 31to v.18 Wisdom 1 Circumcision.

1 Lesson Gen.

17to v.15 Deut. 10 v. 12 2 Lesson Rom.

2 Colos. 2 Epiphany.

1 Lesson Isaiah 60 Isaiah 49
2 Lesson Rom.

11 John 2 to v. 12 Conversion St. Paul. 1 Lesson Wisdom 5 Wisdom 6

2 Lesson Acts

22to v.22 Acts 26 to v. 24 Purification of Virgin Mary. Wisdom 9 Wisdom 12 St. Matthias.

19 Ecclus. 1 Annunciation of Virgin Mary. Ecclus. 2

3 Ash-Wednesday.

1 Lesson Isaiah 59 Jonah 3
Lesson Luke

6 v. 20. 2 Peter 3 Monday before Easter. 1 Lesson Daniel 10 Hosea - 11

2 Lesson John

14 Tuesday before Easter. 1 Lesson Daniel 11to v.30

12 2 Lesson John

15 Wednesday before Easter. 1 Lesson Daniel 11 y. 30

13 2 Lesson John

11 v. 45 Thursday before Easter. 1 Lesson Daniel 12 Jerem. 31

2 Lesson John

13 Good-Friday.

1 Lesson Gen.

22to v.20 Isaiah 52 v. 13&ch.53 2 Lesson John

18

Philipp. 2 Easter-Even.

1 Lesson Zec.

9 Exod. 13

2 Lesson Luke 23 v. 50 Heb. 4 Monday in Easter-Week. 1 Lesson Exod. 16 Job 19

2 Lesson Matt.

28 Acts

3 Tuesday in Easter-Week. 1 Lesson Isaiah 26to v.20 Isaiah 12

2 Lesson Luke 24to v.13 2 Cor. 5 Ist. Mark.

Ecclus. 4 Ecclus. 5 St. Philip and St. James. 1 Lesson

7

9 2 Lesson John

1 v. 43 Ascension.

1 Lesson 2 Kings 2 Deut. 10
2 Lesson Luke

24 v. 44 Ephes.

4 to v. 17 Monday in Whitsun-Week 1 Lesson Gen. 1lto v.10 Num. 11

Lesson 1 Cor. 12 1 Cor. 14 to v. 26 Tuesdayin Whitsun-Week 1 Lesson 1 Sam. 19 v. 18 Deut. 30 2 Lesson 1 Thess. 5 Gal.

5 Ist. Barnabas.

1 Lesson Ecclus. 10 Ecclus. 12
2 Lesson Acts

14 Acts 15 to v. 36 St. John Baptist. 1 Lesson Malac. 3 Malac. 4

2 Lesson Matt.

3

14 to v. 13 St. Peter. 1 Lesson Ecclus.

Ecclus. 19 2 Lesson Acts

3

4 St. James.

Ecclus. 21 Ecclus. 22 St. Bartholomew.

24

29 St. Matthew.

35

38 St. Michael.

1 Lesson Gen.

32 Daniel 10 v. 5 2 Lesson Acts

12t0 v.20 Jude V. 5 to 16 St. Luke.

Ecclus. 51 Job 1
St. Simon and St. Jude.

Job
24 and 25

42 All Saints.

I Lesson Wisdom 3to v. 10 Wisdom 5 to v. 17 2 Lesson Web.liv32&ch.1210 v7 Rev. 19 to v. 17

Matt.

Acts

9

A TABLE OF LESSONS FOR JANUARY.

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1 Lesson 2 Lesson. 1 Lesson. 2 Lesson. 1 А Circumci 2 b sion. Gen. 1. Matt. 1. Gen. 2.

Rom. 1 3

3
2
4

2 4 d

5
3
6

3 5

7
4
8

4
Epiphany.
9
5 to v. 21 11

5 12 5 v. 21 13

6 b

14
6 to v. 16 15

7 с

16
6 v. 16 17

8
11 d
18 to v. 17 7

18 v. 17

9 12 e 19 to v. 30 8 to v. 18 20

10 21 to v. 22 8 v. 18 21 v. 22

11 14

22
9 to v. 18 23

12
15
24 to v. 32 9 v. 18 24 v. 32

13 16 25 to v. 19 10

25 v. 19

14 17 26 to v. 17 11

26 v. 17

15 18 d 27 to y. 30 12 to v. 22 27 v. 30

16 19 е

28

12 v. 22 29 to v. 15 1 Cor. 1 20 f 23 v. 15 13 to v. 31 30 to v. 25

2 21 30 v. 25 13 v. 31 31 to v. 25

3 31 v. 25

32 to y. 24 b

32 v. 24 15 to v. 21 33

15 v. 21 35
d Conversion
e of St. Paul. 37

16

39
40
17
41 to v. 37

8
41 v. 37 18 to v. 21 42 to v. 25
42 v. 25 18 v. 21 43 to v. 15

10 30 b 43 v. 15 19

44 to v. 14

11 31 с 44 v. 14 20 to v. 17 45 in v. 16

12 1

Gen. 45 v.16 Matt.20 v.171 Gen. 46 11 Cor. 13 2 e Purifica21 to v. 23

14 3 fllion of Vis. 47 to v. 13 21 v. 23 47 v. 13 4 & gin Mary. 48

22 to v. 23 49

16 5

50 to v. 15 22 v. 23 50 v. 15 2 Cor. 1 6 b Exodus 1 23

Exodus 2

2 3 24

4 to v. 18 4 v. 18 25 to v. 31 5

4 6 to v. 14 25 v. 31 6 v. 14

5 10

7

26 to v. 36 8 to v. 16
Sv. 16 26 v. 36 9 to v. 13
9 v. 13 27

10 10 v. 12
13
10 v. 12 28

11

9 14 12 to v. 37 Mark 1 12 v. 37

10 15

13
2
14 tu v. 15

11
16
14 v. 15 3

15

12 16 4 to v. 26 17

13 18

4 v. 26 ( 19 Gal. 20

5 to v. 21 21 to v. 18 21 v. 18 5 v. 21 22 to v. 16

22 v. 16 6 to v. 30 23 to v. 20 22

23 v. 20 6 v. 30 24 23

32 to y. 15 7 to v. 24 32 v. 15 24 f S. Matthias

7 v. 24

Eph. 1
25
g

33
8 to v. 27 34 to v. 27

2
26
34 v. 27 8 v. 27 40

3
27
Lev.19tov.19 9 to v. 30 (Lev. 19 v. 19

4
28

9 v. 30 25

5 29 d

26 to v. 21 10 to v. 32 26 v. 21 Rom. 12 * Note, that except in every leap-year, February hath 28 days only.

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A TABLE OF LESSONS FOR FEBRUARY.*

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