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we forgive them that trespass against us.

And lead us

not into temptation; But deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.

Then this Prayer.

LORD and heavenly Father, we thy humble servants entirely desire thy Fatherly Goodness, mercifully to accept this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving; most humbly beseeching thee to grant, that by the merits and death of thy Son Jesus Christ, and through faith in his Blood, we and all thy whole Church may obtain remission of our sins, and all other benefits of his Passion. And here we offer and present unto thee, O Lord, ourselves, our souls and bodies, to be a reasonable, holy, and lively sacrifice unto thee; humbly beseeching thee, that all we, who are partakers of this holy Communion, may be fulfilled with thy grace and heavenly benediction. And although we be unworthy, through our manifold sins, to offer unto thee any sacrifice; yet we beseech thee to accept this our bounden duty and service; not weighing our merits, but pardoning our offences, through Jesus Christ our Lord; by whom, and with whom, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, all honour and glory be unto thee, O Father Almighty, world without end. Amen.


Then shall be said,

LORY be to God on high, and in earth peace, good will towards men. We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to thee for thy great glory, O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty.

O Lord, the only begotten Son Jesu Christ; O Lord

God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.

Thou that

takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the sins of the world, receive our prayer. Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father, have mercy upon us.

For thou only art holy, thou only art the Lord, thou only, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

The Choir then sing the following Anthem.



ALLELUJAH: For the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth. The kingdom of this World, is become


the kingdom of our Lord, and of his Christ. And he shall reign for ever and ever, King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. Hallelujah.

After the Anthem the Archbishop reads the final



SSIST us mercifully, O Lord, in these our sup

plications and prayers, and dispose the way of thy servants towards the attainment of everlasting salvation; that among all the changes and chances of this mortal life, they may ever be defended by thy most gracious and ready help, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


LORD our God, who upholdest and governest all things in Heaven and Earth; Receive our

43 Introduced for the first time in the Order in the text.

humble prayers, with our thanksgivings, for our Sovereign Lady VICTORIA, set over us by thy good providence to be our Queen: And so together with her bless ADELAIDE the Queen Dowager, and the rest of the Royal Family, that they ever trusting in thy goodness, protected by thy power, and crowned with thy favour, may continue before thee in health and peace, in joy and honour, a long and happy life upon earth, and after death may obtain everlasting life and glory in the kingdom of Heaven, through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ our Saviour; who with thee, O Father, and the Holy Spirit, liveth and reigneth ever one God, world without end. Amen.


LMIGHTY GOD, who hast promised to hear the petitions of them that ask in thy Son's Name; We beseech thee mercifully to incline thine ears to us that have made now our prayers and supplications unto thee, and grant that those things which we have faithfully asked according to thy will, may effectually be obtained, to the relief of our necessity, and to the setting forth of thy glory, through Jesus Christ our Amen.




peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord: And the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst you, and remain with you always. Amen.



HE whole Coronation Office being thus performed, The Proceeding the Queen attended and accompanied as before, ward's Chapel : into King Edthe four Swords being carried before Her, descends from Of the Queen

Her Throne Crowned, and carrying Her Sceptre and Rod in Her Hands, goes into the Area Eastward of the Theatre, and passes on through the Door on the South side of the Altar into King Edward's Chapel; and as She passes by the Altar, the rest of the Regalia, lying upon it, are to be delivered by the Dean of Westminster to the Lords that carried them in the Procession, and so they proceed in State into the Chapel, the Organ and other Instruments all the while playing.

The Queen being come into the Chapel, and standing before the Altar, will deliver the Sceptre with the Dove to the Archbishop, who will lay it upon the Altar there. The Queen will then be disrobed of Her Imperial Mantle, and arrayed in Her Royal Robe of Purple Velvet by the Lord Great Chamberlain.

The Archbishop, being still vested in his Cope, will then place the Orb in Her Majesty's Left Hand. And the Gold Spurs and King Edward's Staff are given into the hands of the Dean of Westminster, and by him laid upon the Altar. Which being done, the Archbishop and Bishops will divest themselves of their Copes, and leave them there, proceeding in their usual Habits.

Then Her Majesty will proceed through the Choir to the West Door of the Abbey, in the same manner as She came, wearing Her Crown, and bearing in Her Right Hand the Sceptre with the Cross, and in Her left the Orb; all Peers wearing their Coronets, and the Archbishops and Bishops their Caps.

The Coronation of a DQueen


HE Queen having reposed Herself in Her Chair on the South side of the Altar, while the King was Crowned and Inthronized, as soon as the Anthem is ended, ariseth and goeth to the Steps of the Altar, supported by two Bishops, and there kneeleth down, whilst the Archbishop saith the following Prayer:


LMIGHTY GOD, the fountain of all goodness; Give ear, we beseech thee, to our prayers, and multiply thy blessings upon this thy Servant, whom in thy Name, with all humble devotion, we consecrate our Queen: Defend her evermore from all Dangers, ghostly and bodily; Make her a great Example of Virtue and Piety, and a Blessing to this Kingdom, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, O Father, in the Unity of the Holy Spirit, world without end. Amen.

This Prayer being ended, the Queen ariseth, and cometh to the Place of Her Anointing: Which is to be The Anointing. at a Faldstool set for that purpose before the Altar, between the Steps and King Edward's Chair. And standing there, the Chief Lady that attends Her, takes

1 From the Form and Order for King William IV. and Queen Adelaide.

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