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fo that nothing be ordained against Gods Word. Whofoever through his private judgment, willingly and purpofely doth openly break the Traditions and Ceremonies of the Church, which be not repugnant to the word of God and he ordained and approved by common Authority, ought to be rebuked openly (that other may fear to do the like) as he that offendeth against the common crder of the Church, and hurteth the authority of the Magiftrate, and woundeth the confciences of the weak Brethren.
Every particular or National Church hath Authority to ordain, change and abolish Ceremonies or Rites of the Church, ordained only by mans Authority, fo that all things be done to edying.
XXXV. Of Homilies.
HE fecond Book of Homilies, the feveral titles whereof we have joined under this Article, doth contain a godly and wholefome Doctrine, and neceffary for thefe times, as doth the former Book of Homilies, which were fet forth in the time of Edward the Sixth; and therefore we judge them to be read in Churches by the Minifters, diligently and diftin&ly, that they may be understanded of the people.
Of the Names of the Homilies.
XXXVI. Of confecration of Bishops and Minifters.
HE Beck of Confecration of Archbishops and Bishops andof ordering Priests and Deacons, lately fet fortl in the time of Edward the fixth, and confirmed at the fame time by Authority of Parliament, doth con tain all things neceffary to fuch Confecration and Ordering: neither hath it any thing that of itself is fuperfti tious and ungodly. And therefore whosoever are confecrated or ordered, according to the Rites of that Book, fince the fecond year of the forenamed King Edward, unto this time, or hereafter shall be confecrated or ordered according to the fame Rites, we decree all fuch to be rightly, orderly, and lawfully confecrated and ordered.
XXXVII. Of the Civil Magiftrates.
HE Queens Majefty hath the chief power in this realm of England, and other her Dominions, unto whom the chief Government of all eftates of this realm, whether they be Ecclefiaftical or Civil, in all caufes doth appertain, and is not nor ought to be fubject to any foreign jurifdiction.
Where we attribute to the Queens Majefly the chief Government, by which Titles we understand the minds of lome flanderous folks to be offended: we give not to our Princes the Miniftering either of Gods Word, or of the Sacraments, the which thing the injunctions alfo lately fet forth by Elizabeth our Queen do most plainly teftify: but that only prerogative which we fee to have been given always to all godly Princes in holy Scriptures by God bimfelf; that is, that they fhould rule all eftates and degrees committed to their charge by God, whe. ther they be Ecclefiaftical or temporal, and restrain with the civil fword the ftubborn and evil doers. The Bishop of Rome hath no Jurifdiction in this Realm of England.
'The laws of this Realm may panish Chriftian men with death for heinous and grievous offences.
It is lawful for Chriftian men at the Commandment of the Magiftrate, to wear weapons, and ferve in the ware XXXVIII Of Chriftian mens Goods which are not common.
HE Riches and Goods of Chriftians are not common, as touching the right, title, and poffeffion of the Tlame, certain inabaptifs do fally boaf. Notwithstanding, every man ought, of fuch things as he pof
feffeth, liberally to give alms to the poor, according to his ability.
XXXIX. Of a Chriftian mans Oath.
S we confess that vain and rath Swearing is forbidden Chriftian men by our Lord Jefus Chrift, and James his Apofle fo we judge that Chriftian Religion doth not prohibit, but that a man may fware when the Magistrate requireth, in a Caufe of Faith and Charity, fo it be done according to the Prophets, teaching, in Juftice, Judgement, and Truth.
THis Book of Articles before rehearsed, is again approved, and allowed to be holden and executed within the Realm, by the affent and confent 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 fubfcription of the Hands of the Archbishops and Bishops of the upperhoufe, and by the fubfcription of the whole Clergy of the nether house in their convocation, in the Year of our Lord, 1571.