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him which at the least, and a Deacon, shall first have subscribed the shall be admitted to

said Articles in presence of the Ordinary, and publickly read à Benefice. the same in the Parish-Church of that Benefice, with declaration of his unfeigned assent to the same.

And that every person after the end of this Session of Parliament to be ad mitted to a Benefice with Cure, except that within two Months after his Induction, he do publicly read the said Articles in the same Church whereof he shall have Cure, in the time of Common-prayer there, with declaration of his unfeigned assent thereto, and be adınitted to minister the Sacraments within one year after his Induction, if he be not so admitted before, shall be upon every such default, ipso facto, immediately deprived.

And that no person now permitted by any dispensation, or otherwise, shall retain any Benefice with Cure, being under the age of 21 years, or not being Deacon at the least, or which shall not be admitted, as is aforesaid, within one year next after the making of this Act, or within six Months after he shall accomplish the age of 24 years, on pain that such

his dispensation shall be meerly void. The Age of And that none shall be made Minister, or admitted to a Minister

preach or administer the Sacraments, being under the or Preacher,

age and his

24

years, nor unless he first bring to the Bishop of that Diocess testimonial. from men kuown to the Bishop to be of sound Religion, a testi

monial both of his honest life, and of his professing the Doctrine expressed in the said Articles; nor unless he be able to answer and tender tò the Ordinary an account of his faith in Latine, according to the said Articles, or have special gift and ability to be a Preacher : nor shall be admitted to the Order of Deacon or Ministry, unless he shall first subscribe to the said Articles.

And that none hereafter shall be admitted to any Benefice have a Be. with Cure, of or above the value of thirty pounds yearly in yearly value the Queens Books, unless he shall then be a Bachelour of of xxx l. al Divinity, or Preacher lawfully allowed by some Bishop within

this Realm, or by one of the Universities of Cambridge or

Oxford. Admissions And that all admissions to Benefices, Institutions, and

of

Who may

Inductions to be made of any person contrary to the form or Inductions, any Provision of this Act, and all tolerations, dispensations, Tolerations. qualifications, and licences whatsoever to be made to the No Lapse contrary hereof, shall be meerly void in Law, as if they never vation but

after notice, Provided always, That no title to confer or present by a Dyer for

377. 346. Lapse, shall accrue upon any deprivation, ipso facto, but

369. after six months notice of such deprivation given by the Cok. li. 6.

fol.9. Ordinary to the Patron.

were.

SAINT PAUL. O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called : Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen."

1 Timothy, vi. 20, 21..

ARTICULI

PER

Archiepiscopum, Episcopos & reliquum Clerum Can

tuariensis Provinciæ in Synodo inchoata Londini vicesimo quarto die mensis Novembris, Anno Domini 1584. Regnique Serenissimæ in Christo Principis Dominæ Elizabethæ, Dei gratia Angliæ, Franciæ & Hyberniæ Reginæ, Fidei Defensoris, &c vicesimo septimo stabiliti, & Regia auctoritate approbati & confirmati.

LONDINI, in ædibus C. B.

ARTICULI PRO CLERO.

Ut homines idonei ad sacros ordines, & Beneficia (uti vocant)

Ecclesiastica admittantur.

RIMO cautum est, nequis posthàc ad sacros ordines sus

cipiatur, qui non eodem quoque tempore Præsentationem sui ipsius ad Beneficium aliquod intra diæcesim sive Jurisdictionem ejusdem Episcopi à quo sacros ordines petit,

tunc vacans exhibuerit : vel qui non eidem Episcopo certum, verum & indubitatum Certificatorium tulerit de Ecclesia aliqua intra diocesim sive Jurisdictionem dicti Episcopi, in qua curæ animarum inservire possit: Vel qui in aliqua Cathedrali aut Collegiata Ecclesia, vel Collegio Cantabrigiensi aut Oxoniensi non fuerit constitutus. Vel saltem, qui ab eodem Episcopo in Beneficium aliquod, sive ad Curam (uti vocant) inserviendam tunc etiam vacantem, nonsi, mox admittendus.

Deinde, ne quis Episcopus posthac aliquem in sacros ordines cooptet, qui non ex sua ipsius Diocesi fuerit, nisi vel ex altera nostratium Academiarum prodierit : vel, nisi literas (ut loquuntur) Dimissorias ab Episcopo, cujus Diocesanus existet, attulerit, & vicesimum quartum ætatis suæ annum jam compleverit, ac etiam in altera dictarum Academiarum gradum aliquem scholasticum susceperit. Vel saltem, nisi rationem fidei suæ juxta Articulos illos Regionis in Synodo Episcoporum & Cleri approbatos Latino sermone reddere possit, adeò ut sacrarum literarum testimonia, quibus eorundem, Articulorum veritas innititur, recitare etiam valeat: Adulteriùs, de vita sua laudabili & morum integritate literas testimoniales sub Sigillo vel alicujus Collegii Cantabrigiensis aut Oxoniensis, ubi antea moram fecerit, vel alicujus Justiciarii ad pacem D. Reginæ conservandum assignati, una cum subscriptione & testimonio aliorum proborum & fide dignorum hominum ejusdem Paræciæ, ubi per tres annos ante proximé elapsos commoratus est, exhibeat.

Quod siverò aliquis Episcopus aliquem ad sacros ordines admiseret,

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