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guide and leader unto all godlinefs and virtue, to expel and drive away as well corrupt, vicious, and ungodly living, as alfo erroneous and poifoned doctrines, tending to fuperftition and idolatry, hath by the advice of her most honourable Counsellors, for her discharge in this behalf, caused a Book of Homilies, which heretofore was fet forth by her moft loving Brother, a Prince of moft worthy memory, Edward the Sixth, to be printed anew, wherein are contained certain whole fome and godly exhortations, to move the people to honour and worfhip Almighty God, and diligently to ferve him, every one according to their degree, ftate, and vocation. All which Homilies her Majefty commandeth and ftraightly chargeth all Parfons, Vicars, Curates, and all others having fpiritual cure, every Sunday and Holy-day in the year, at the miniftering of the holy Communion, or if there be no Communion miniftered that day, yet after the Gofpel and Creed, in fuch order and place as is appointed in the Book of Common Prayers, to read and declare to their parishioners plainly and diftinctly one of the faid Homilies, in fuch order as they stand in the book, except there be a Sermon, according as it is enjoined in the book of her Highness' Injunctions; and then for that caufe only, and for none other, the reading of the faid Homily to be deferred unto the next Sunday or Holy-day following. And when the forefaid Book of Homilies is read over, her Majefty's pleasure is, that the fame be repeated and read again, in fuch like fort as was before prescribed. Furthermore, her Highness commandeth, that, notwithstanding this order, the faid ecclefiaftical perfons fhall read her Majefty's In


junctions at fuch times, and in fuch order, as in the book thereof appointed; and that the Lord's Prayer, the Articles of the Faith, and the Ten Commandments, be openly read unto the people, as in the faid Injunctions is fpecified, that all her people, of what degree or condition foever they be, may learn how to invocate and call upon the name of God, and know what duty they owe both to God and man so that they may pray, believe, and work according to knowledge, while they fhall live here, and after this life be with him that with his blood hath bought us all. To whom with the Father and the Holy Ghost be all honour and glory for ever. Amen.


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