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by the Holy Ghost, are visibly signed XXX. Of both kinds. and sealed; Faith is confirmed, and Grace increased by virtue of prayer THE Cup of the Lord is not to be
denied to the Lay-people: for unto God. The Baptism of young both the parts of the Lord's SacraChildren is in any wise to be retained | ment, by Christ's ordinance and comin the Church, as most agreeable with mandment, ought to be ministered to the institution of Christ.
all Christian men alike. XXVIII. Of the Lord's Supper. XXXI. Of the one Oblation of Christ TOR THE Supper of the Lord is not
finished upon the Cross. only a sign of the love that Chris. This that perfect redemption,
THE tians ought to have among themselves one to another; but rather is a Sacra- pitiation, and satisfaction, for all the ment of our Redemptiou by Christ's sins of the whole world, both original death: insomuch that to such as and actual ; and there is none other rightly, worthily, and with faith, re- satisfaction for sin, but that alone. ceive the same, the Bread which we Wherefore the sacrifices of Masses, in break is a partaking of the Body of the which it was commonly said, that Christ; and likewise the Cup of Bless- the Priest did offer Christ for the ing is a partaking of the Blood of quick and the dead, to have remission Christ.
of pain or guilt, were blasphemous Transubstantiation (or the change fables, and dangerous deceits. of the substance of Bread and Wine) XXXII. Of the Marriage of Priests. in the the Lord, proved by holy Writ ; but is repug- Bare not coniemanded by God's want to the plain words of Scripture, Law, either to vow the estate of single overthroweth the nature of a Sacrament, and hath given occasion to life, or to abstain from marriage : many superstitions.
therefore it is lawful for them, as for The Body of Christ is given, taken, their own discretion, as they shall
all other Christian men, to marry at and eaten, in the Supper, only after an lieavenly and spiritual manner. And
judge the same to serve better to gode
liness. the mean whereby the Body of Christ is received and eaten in the Supper XXXIII. Of excommunicate Persons, is Faith.
how they are to be avoided. wat het agranrist's Ordinance reserved. T HATID so the boy church is Sacrament of the Lord's Supper
person which open decarried about, lifted up, or worship-rightly cut off from the unity of the ped.
Church, and excommunicated, ought XXIX. Of the Wicked which eat not to be taken of the whole multitude of
the Body of Christ in the use of the the faithful, as an Heathen and PubliLord's Supper.
can, until he be openly reconciled by THE Wicked, and such as be void penance, and received into the Church
of a lively faith, although they by a Judge that hath authority theredo carnally and visibly press with their
unto. teeth (as Saint Augustine saith) the XXXIV. Of the Traditions of the Sacrament of the Body and Blood of
1 takers of Christ : but rather, to their and Ceremonies be in all places condemnation, do eat and drink the one, and utterly like; for at all times sign or Sacrament of so great a thing. they have been divers, and may be power in this Realm of England, 3 Of repciring and keeping clean of and other his Dominions, unto whom Churches.
changed according to the diversities of 10 of the reverend estimation of countries, times, and inen's manners,
God's Word. so that nothing be ordained against 11 Of Alms-doing. God's Word. Whosoever through his 12 Of the Nativity of Christ. private judgement, willingly and pur- 13 Of the Passion of Christ. posely, doth openly break the tradi- 14 Of the Resurrection of Christ. tions and ceremonies of the Church, 15 Of the worthy receiving of the which be not repugnant to the Word Sacrament of the Body and of God, and be ordained and approv
Blood of Christ. ed by common authority, ought to be 16 of the Gifts of the Holy Ghost. rebuked openly, (that others may fear 17 For the Rogation-days. to do the like,) as he that offendeth 18 Of the state of Matrimony, against the common order of the 19 Of Repentance. Church, and hurteth the authority of 20 Against Idleness. the Magistrate, and woundeth the con- 21 Against Rebellion. sciences of the weak brethren. Every particular or national Church XXXVI. Of Consecration of Bishops
and Ministers. hath authority to ordain, change, and abolish, ceremonies or rites of the Tharchbishops and Bishops, and
HE Book of Church ordained only by man's authority, so that all things be done to Ordering of Priests and Deacons, edifying
lately set forth in the time of Edward XXXV. Of the Homilies.
the Sixth, and confirmed at the same THE second Book of Homilies, the contain all things necessary to such
time by authority of Parliament, dotha joined under this Article, doth contain bath it any thing, that of itself is supera godly and wholesome Doctrine, and stitious and ungodly. And therefore necessary for these times, as doth the whosoever are consecrated or ordered former Book of Homilies, which were according to the Rites of that Book, set forth iu the time of Edward the since the second year of the forenamed Sixth; and therefore we judge them King Edward unto this time, or here, to be read in Churches by the Mini- after shall be consecrated or ordered sters, diligently and distinctly, that according to the same Rites ; we dethey may be understanded of the
cree all such to be rightly, orderly, and people.
lawfully consecrated and ordered. Of the Names of the Homilies. F the right Use of the XXXVII. Of the Civil Magistrates. .
THE King's Majesty hath the chief 2 Against peril of Idolatry.
i OF Church
the chief Government of all Estates of 4 Of good Works : first of Fasting this Realm, whether they be Ecclesias5 Against Gluttony and Drunken- tical or Civil, in all causes doth apper
tain, and is not, nor ought to be, sub6 Against Excess of Apparel. ject to any foreign Jurisdiction. 7 Of Prayer.
Where we attribute to the King's 8 of the Place and Time of Prayer. Majesty the chief government, by 9 That Common Prayers and Sacra- which Titles we understand the minds
ments ought to be ministered of some slanderous folks to be offendin a known tongue.
ed; we give not to our Princes the
ministering either of God's Word, or XXXVIII. Of Christian men's Goods, of the Sacraments, the which thing the which are not common. Injunctions also lately set forth by Eli- НЕ zabeth our Queen do most plainly |THE Riches, and Goods of Chris
tians are not common, as touchtestify; but that only prerogative, ing the right, title, and possession of which we see to have been given al- the saine, as certain Anabaptists do ways to all godly Princes in holy falsely boast. Notwithstanding, every Scriptures by God himself; that is, man ought, of such things as he posthat they should rule all states and sesseth, liberally to give alms to the degrees committed to their charge by poor, according to his ability. God, whether they be Ecclesiastical or Temporal, and restrain with the civil XXXIX. Of a Christian man's Oath. sword the stubborn and evil-.
The Bishop of Rome builh doe juris-. As wearing is forbidden Christiah
diction in this Realın of England. men by our Lord Jesus Christ, and
The Laws of the Realin may punish James his Apostle, so we judge, that Christian men with death, for heinous Christian Religion doth not prohibit, and grievous offences.
but that a man may swear when the It is lawful for Christian men, at Magistrate requireth, in a cause of the commandment of the Magistrate, faith and charity, so it be done accordto wear weapons, and serve in the ing to the Prophet's teaching, in justice, wars.
ljudgement, and truth.
THE RATIFICATION. THIS Book of Articles before rehearsed, is again approved, and allowed
to be holden and executed within the Realm, by the assent and consent of our Sovereign Lady ELIZABETH, by the grace of God, of England, France, and Ireland, Queen, Defender of the Faith, &c. Which Articles were deliberately read, and confirmed again by the subscription of the hands of the Archbishops and Bishops of the Upper-house, and by the subscription of the whole Clergy of the Nether-house in their Convocation, in the Year of our Lord 1571.
A TABLE OF THE ARTICLES.
1. Of Faith in the Holy Trinity. | 22. Of Purgatory. 2. Of Christ the Son of God. 23. Of Ministering in the Congre3. Of his going down into Hell.
gation. 4. Of his Resurrection.
24. Of speaking in the Congrega5. Of the Holy Ghost.
tion. 6. Of the Sufficiency of the Scrip- 25. Of the Sacraments. tures.
26. Of the Unworthiness of Mini7. Of the Old Testament.
sters. 8. Of the Three Creeds.
27. Of Baptism. 9. Of Original or Birth-sin. 28. Of the Lord's Supper. 10. Of Free-Will.
29. Of the Wicked which eat not the 11. Of Justification,
Body of Christ. 12. Of Good Works.
30. Of both kinds. 13. Of Works before Justification. 31. Of Christ's one Oblation. 14. Of Works of Supererogation. 32. Of the Marriage of Priests. 15. Of Christ alone without Sin. 33. Of excommunicate Persons. 16. Of Sin after Baptism.
34. Of the Traditions of the Church. 17. Of Predestination and Election. 35. Of the Homilies. 18. Of obtaining Salvation by Christ. 36. Of Consecrating of Ministers. 19. Of the Church.
37. Of Civil Magistrates. 20. Of the Authority of the Church. 38. Of Christian men's Goods. 21. Of the Authority of General 39. Of a Christian man's Oath. Councils.