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THE KEPUBLIC: SUNDAY. JUNE 22, 1902.
The following Is tho full text of "The Form and
Order of the Service that Is to be performed, and of
the Ceremonies that are to be observed, In the Coro
nation of their Majesties King Edward VII and Queen
'Alexandra, in the Abbey Church of St. Peter, West
minster, on Thursday, tho 2Gth day of June, 1902":
THE FOKM AND ORDER
THEIR MAJESTIES' CORONATION.
In the morning upon tho day of the Coronation early, care
Is to be taken that the Ampulla be filled with OH and,
together with the Spoon, be laid ready upon tho Altar In
the Abbey Church.
57io Archbishops and Bishops Assistant being already -vested
In thlr Copes, the Procession shall be formed Imme
diately outsldo of the West Door of the Church, and shall
wait till notice Is given of tho approach of their Majes
ties, and shall then begin to move Into the Church
THB ENTRANCB INTO THE CHURCH
Fho Kins and QJeen, as soon as they enter at the West
Door of the Church, are to be received with the following
Anthnm. to bo sung by the Choir of Westminster:
! -was clad when they said unto me. We will go Into the
house of the Lord. Our feet Bhall stand In thy gates. O
Jerusalem. Jerusalem Is built as a city that Is at unity
In Itself. O pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall
prosper that love thee. Peace be within thy walls, and
plenteousnesa within thy palaces.
She Kins and the Queen in the meantime pass up through
the Body of the Church, Into and through the Choir, and
o up the etalrs to tho Theater; and having passed by
their Thrones, they make their humble adoration, and
then kneelmg at the Faldstools set for them before their
Chairs, use some short private prayers; and after, sit
down, not In their Thrones, but In their Chilr. before
and below their Thrones.
The Kins and Queen being so placed, the Archbishop
tumeth to the East part of the Theater, and after, to
gether with the Lord Chancellor, Lord Great Chamber
lain, Lord High Constable and Earl Marshal (Darter
King of Arms preceding them), goes to the other three
sides of the Theater in this order. South, West, and North,
and at every of the four sides with a loud voice
speaks to the People: And the King In the meanwhile
standing up by his Chair, turns and shows himself unto
the People at every of the four sides of the Theater, as
the Archbishop is at every of them, and while he speaks
thus to the People:
SIRS, I here present unto you King EDWARD, the Un
doubted King of this Realm: Wherefore All you who are
come this day to do your Homage, Are you willing to do
The People signify their willingness and Joy, by loud and
repeated acclamations, all with one voice crying out,
God save King EDWARD.
Then the Trumpets pound.
The Bible. Paten, and Chalice ore brought by the Bishops
who had borne them, and placed upon the Altar.
The King and Queen go to their Chairs set for them on
the "south side of the Altar, where they are to kneel at
their rnMtools when the Litany begins.
Vhe .uLlemen who carry in procession the Regalia, except
those who carry the Swords, coma near to the Altar, and
present In order every one what he carries to the Arch
bishop, who delivers them to the Dean of Westminster,
to bo by him placed upon the Altar, and then retire to the
places appointed for them.
Then followeth the Litany, to be sung by two Bishops.
Tested In Copes, and kneeling at a. raldstool above the
steps of the Theater, on tho middle of the east side there
of, the Choir singing the responses to the Organ.
O God tho Father of heaven, etc (Shortened aa printed
In The Times of Thursday, May 1.)
The Bishops who have sung tho Litany resume their places.
THE BEGINNING OW THE COMMUNION SERVICE.
O HEARKEN thou unto the voice of my calling, my
Sins, and my God: for unto thee will I make my prayer.
Then the Archbishop beglnneth the Communion Service.
Our Father, etc
Almighty God, unto whom all hearts be open, eta
O GOD, who provldest for thy people by thy power, and
rulest over them in love: Grant unto this thy servant
EDWARD, our King, tho Spirit of wisdom and govemm-nt,
that being devoted unto thee with all his heart, he may
so wisely govern this kingdom, th t in his time thy Church
and people may continue In safety and prosperity; and
that, persevering In good works unto the end, he may
through thy mercy come to thine everlasting kingdom!
through Jesus Christ thy Bon our Lord. Amen.
To bo read by one of the Bishops.
1 a Pet. U. IS.
SUBMIT yourselves to every ordinance of men for tho
Lord's sake: whether It bo to the king as supreme; or
unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for'ths
punishment of evil-doers, and for the praise of them that
do well. For so s the will of God. that with well-doing
ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: As free,
and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but
as the servants of God. Honour all men. Love tho broth
erhood. Fear God. Honour the king.
To be read by another Bishop, the King and Queen with
the people standing.
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THEN went the Pharisees and took counsel how they
(night entangle him la his talk And they Bent oat unto
him their dlsolples, with tho Herodlans, saying. Master.
we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God
In truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regard
est not the person of men. Tell us therefore. What thlnk
est thoul Is It lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or notT
But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said. Why tempt
ye me, ye hypocriUsT Show me the tribute-money. And
they brought unto him a penny. And ho salth unto them.
Whoso Is this Imago and superscription? They say unto
him, Caesar's. Then salth ho unto them. Render there
fore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's, and unto
God the things that are God's. Wnen they had heard these
words, they marveled, and left him, and went their way.
Then followeth the NIceno Creed, the King and Queen
with the people standing as before.
I BelUvc In one God the Father Almighty, etc.
At the end of the Creed one of the Bishops is ready In tho
Pulpit, placed against the pillar at the northeast corner
of the Theater, and begins the Sermon, which Is to be
short, and suitable to the great occasion; which the King
and Queen hear sitting in the respective Chairs on the
south side of the Altar, over against the Pulpit.
And whereas the King was uncovered during the saying
of the Litany and the beginning of the Communion Serv
ice; when the Sermon begins he puts on his Cap of crim
son velvet turned up with ermines, and so continues to
the end of it,
Ob his right hand stands the Bishop of Durham, and be
yond him, on the same side, the Lords that carry the
Swords; On bis left band the Bishop of Bath and Wells,
and the Lord Great Chamberlain.
The two Bishops that support the Queen stand on either
side of her. And the Lady that bears up th Train, and
her Assistants, constantly attend her Majesty during the
On the north side of the Altar sits the Archbishop In a
purple -velvet Chair, and near to him the Archbishop of
York; and the other Bishops along the north side of the
wall. letwlxt him and the Pu'plt. Near the Archbishop
stands Garter King of Arms: On the south side, cast of
the King's Chair, nearer to the Altar, are the Dean of
Westminster, the rest of the Bishops, who bear any part
in the Sen ice, and the Prebendaries of Westminster.
The btrn o.i bUnj; ended, and nH Majuo hating on
Thursday the 14ih day of February, 1M1, in the presence
of the Two Houses of Parliament, made and signed the
Declaration, the Archbishop soeth to the King, and
standing before him, administers the Coronation Oath,
flrst asking the King.
Sir, is jour Mnjety willing to take the Oath?
And the King answering.
1 s-m willing.
The Archbishop ministcreth the"e questions; and the King,
hating a Book in his hands, answers each Question sev
erally as follows:
Archb. Will jou solemnly promise and swear to' govern
the People of this United Kingdom of Great Britain and
Ireland, and the Dominions thereto belonging, according
to the Statutes In Parliament agreed on, and the respective
Laws and Customs of the samt'
Klrg I solemnly promise so to do
Archb. Will sou to jour power cause Law and Justice,
In Mercy, to be executed In all j our Judgments?
King. I will
Archb. Will jou to the utmost of our power miintaln
the Laws of God, the true Profession of the Go"pl. and
the Protestant Reformed Religion established by Liw?
And will you maintain and preserve Inviolably the Settle
ment of the Church of England, and tho Doctrine, Wor
ship, Discipline, nnd Government thereof, as by Law es
tablished In England? And will jou preserve unto tho
Bishops and Clergj- of England, and to tho Church therein
committed to theli charge, all such Rights and Privileges
as by Law do or nhall appertain to them, or any of them?
King. All this I promise to do.
Then the King arising out of his Chair, supported aa bo
fore, and assisted by the Lord Great Chamberlain, the
Sword of State being carried before him, shall go to
the Altar, and there being uncovered, make his Solemn
Oath in the sight of all the People, to observe the Prem
isses: Laying his right hand upon the Holy Gospel in tho
Great Bible, which is1 now brought from the Altar by the
Archbishop, and tendered to him as he kneels upon the
steps, saying these words:
The things which I have hero before promised, I will
perform, and keep.
So help me God.
Then th King kisseth the Book, and signeth the Oath.
The King having thus taken his Oath, returns again to his
Chair; and both he and the Queen kneeling at their
Faldstools, the Archbishop beglnneth the Hymn, Venl
Creator Splritus, and the Choir singeth It out.
Come Holy Ghost, etc
This being ended, tho Archbishop salth this Prayen
O LORD, Holy Father, who by anointing with Oil didst
of old make and consecrate kings, priests, and prophets,
to teach and govern thy people Israel: Bless and sanctify
thy chosen servant EDWARD, who by our office and min
istry is now to bo anointed with this OH,
and consecrated King of this Realm:
Strengthen him, O Lord, with the Holy
Ghost the Comforter; Confirm and stabllsh
him -with thy free and princely Spirit, the
buhop lay i hit
hand uj.on tin
Spirit of counsel and ghostly strength, the Spirit of knowl
edge and true godliness, and fill him, O Lord, with the
Spirit of thj- holy fear, now and for ever. Amen.
This Prayer being ended, the Choir slngstht
ZADOK the priest and Nathan tho prophet anointed
Solomon king; and all the people rejoiced and said: God
save the king. Long live the king. May the king live for
ever. Amen. Hallelujah.
In the meantime, the King rising from his devotions,
having been disrobed of his Crimson Robes by the Lord
Great Chamberlain, and having taken off his Cap of
State, goes before th Altar, supported and attended as
The King sits down in King Edward's Chair (placed in
the midst of the Area, over against the Altar, with a
Faldstool before It), wherein he is to be anointed. Four
Knights of the Garter (summoned by Garter King of
Anns) hold over him a rich Pall of Silk, or Cloth of Gold,
delivered to them by tho Lord Chamberlain: The Dean
of Westminster, taking the Ampulla and Spoon from off
the Altar, holdeth them ready, pouring some of the Holy
Oil Into the Spoon, and with it the Archbishop anolnteth
the King in the form of a Cross:
L On the Crown of the Head, saying:
Bo thy Head anointed with Holy Oil, as kings, priests,
and prophets were anointed.
2. On the Breast, saying:
Be thy Breast anointed with Holy OH.
X. On the Palms of both the Hands, saying:
Be thy Hands anointed with Holy Oil:
And as Solomon was anointed king by Zadok the priest
and Nathan the prophet, so be you anointed, blessed, and
consecrated King over this People, whom the Lord your
God hath given you to rule and govern. In the Name of
tho Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
Then the Dean of Westminster layeth the Ampulla and
Spoon upon the Altar, and the King kneeleth down at
the Faldstool, and the Archbishop, standing, salth this
Prayer or Blessing over him:
OUR Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who by his
Father was anointed with the Oil of gladness above his
fellows, by his Holy Anointing pour down upon your Head
and Heart the blessing of the Holy Ghost, and prosper
the works of your Hands: that by the assistance of his
heavenly grace you may preserve the people committed to
your charge in wealth, peace, and godliness; and after a
long and glorious course of ruling this temporal kingdom
wisely. Justly and religiously, you may at last be made
partaker of an eternal kingdom, through the merits of
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
This Prayer being ended, the King arises and resumes his
seat in King Edward's Chair, while the Knights of the
Garter give back the Pall to the Lord Chamberlain;
whereupon tho King again arising, the Dean of West
minster puts upon his Majesty the Coloblum SIndonis
and the Supertunlca or Close Pall of Cloth of Gold, to
gether with a Girdle of the same.
THE PRESENTING OF THB SPURS AND 6 WORD. AND THE
GIRDING AND OBLATION OF THE BAID SWORD.
The Spurs are brought from the Altar by the Dean of
Westminster, and delivered to the Lord Great Chamber
lain, who, kneeling down, touches his Majesty's heels
therewith, and sends them back to the Altar,
the said Sword to the Lord Chamberlain (which is there
Then the Lord who carries the Sword of State, delivering
upon deposited in th Traverse In Saint Edward's Chap
el) he receives from th Lord Chamberlain, In lien there
of, another Sword, In a Scabbard of Purple Velvet, pro
vided for the King to be girt withal, which he dellveretb.
to the Archbishop; and the Archbishop, laying It on the
Altar, salth the following Prayer:
HEAR our prayers, O Lord, we beseech thee, and so
direct and support thy servant King EDWARD, who Is
now to be girt with this Sword, that he may not bear It
in vain; but may use It as the minister of God for the
terror and punishment of evil-doers, and for the protection
and encouragement of those that do well, through Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen.
Then the Archbishop takes the Sword from off the Altar,
and (the Archbishop of York and the Bishops of London
and Winchester and other Bishops assisting, and going
along with him) delivers It Into the King's Right Hand,
and he holding it, the Archblohop sulth:
RECEIVE this Kingly Sword, brought now from the
Altar of God, and delivered to jou by ths hands of us the
Bishops and servant? of God, though unworth-.
The King standing up, the Sword Is girt about him by
the Lord Great Chamberlain; and then, the King sitting
down, the Archbishop salth:
WITH this Sword do Justice, stop the growth of Iniquity,
protect the Hoi- Church of God, help and defend widows
nnd orphans, restore the things that are gone to decay,
maintain the things that are restored, punish and reform
what Is amiss, and confirm what is In good order: that
doing these things you may be glorious In all virtue; and
ro faithfully serve our Lord Jesus Christ In this life, that
j-ou may reign for ever with him in the life which la to
Then the King, rising up, ungirds his sword, and, going
to the Altar, offers it there in the Scabbard, and 'then
returns and sits down In King Edward's Chair: and the
Peer who flrst received the Sword offereth the price of
it, and having thus redeemed it, recelveth It from the
Dean of Westminster, from off the Altar, and draweth
It out of the Scabbard, and carries It naked before his
Majesty during the rest of the solemnltj-.
Then the Bishops who had assisted during the offering
return to their places.
THE INVESTING WITH THE ARMILLA AND IMPERIAL
MANTLE. AND THE DELIVERY OP THE ORB.
Then the King arising, the Armilla and Imperial Mantis
or Pall of Cloth of Gold, are by the Master of Robes de
1 He red to the Dean of Westminster, and bj- him put upon
the King, standing; The Lord Great Chamberlain fasten
ing the Clasps: the King sits down, and then the Orb
with the Cross is brought from the Altar by the Dean
of Westminster, and delivered Into the King's hand by
the Archbishop, pronouncing this Blessing and Exhorta
tion: RECEIVE this Imperial Robe, and Orb; and the Lord
jour God endue you with knowledge and wisdom, with
majesty and with power from on high; the Lord cloath
you with the Robe of Righteousness, and with the gar
ments of salvation. And when j-ou see this Orb set under
the Cross, remember that the whole world Is subject to the
Power and Empire of Christ our Redeemer.
The King delivers his Orb to the Dean of Westminster,
to be by him laid on the Altar.
THE INVESTITURE PER ANNULUM ET UACULUM
Then the Officer of the Jewel House delivers the King's
Ring to the Archbishop, In which a Tabl Jewel Is en
chased; tho Archbishop puts It on tho Fourth Finger of
his Majesty's Right Hand, and salth,
RECEIVE this Ring, the ensign of Kingly DIgnltj-, and
of Defence of the Catholic Faith; and as jou aro this day
solemnly invested In tho government of this earthly king
dom, so may jou be sealed with that Spirit of promise,
which Is the earnest of an heavenly inheritance, and reign
with him who is tho blessed and only Potentate, to whom
be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Then the Dean of Westminster brings tho Scepter with the
Cross and the Scepter with the Dove to the Archbishop.
The Glovo, presented by the Lord of the Manor of Work
sop, being put on, the Archbishop delivers the Scepter
with th Cross Into tho King's Right Hand, saying,
RECEIVE! the Roj-al Scepter, tho ensign of Kingly
Power and Justice.
And then he delivers the Scepter with the Dove Into th
King's Left Hand, and salth,
RECEIVE tho Rod of Equity and Mercy: and God. from
whom all holy desires, all good counsels, and all Just works
do proceed, direct and assist you In the administration and
exercise of all those powers which he hath given you. Bo
so merciful that you be not too remiss; so execute Justice
that you forget not Mercy. Punish the wicked, protect and
cherish the Just, and lead your people In the way wherein
they should go.
The Lord of ths Manor of Worksop supports his Majesty's
THB PUTTING ON OP THE CROWN.
The Archbishop, standing before the Altar, taketh the
Crown into his hands, and laying It again before him upon
th Altar, salthi
O GOD, the Crown of tho faithful: Bless wa beseech
Hirt Vn Elna th69 ancJ sancUfy this thy servant ED-
mutt bt put In
mind to bow hit
""" it juiij. ana as inou cost tun
day set a Crown of pure Gold upon his
Head, so enrich his Royal Heart with thine
abundant grace, and crown him with .11
princely virtues, through tho King Eternal Jesus Christ our
Then the King sitting down In King Edward's Chair, ths
Archbishop, assisted with other Bishops, comes 7sm tho
Altar; the Dean of Westminster brings tho Crown, and
the Archbishop taking It of him reverently putteth It
upon the King's Head. At tho sight whereof the People,
with loud and repeated shouts, cry, God savs tho K
the Peers and the Kings of Arms put on their Coronets;
and the Trumpets sound, and by a Signal- given, th great
Guns at the Tower are shot off.
Tho Acclamation ceasing, the Archbishop soeth on, and
BE strong and of a good courage: Observ the com
mandments of God, and walk In his holy ways: Fight the
good tight of faith, and lay hold on eternal life; that in this
world you may be crowned with success and honour, and
when you have finished your course, receive a Crown of
Righteousness, which God the righteouo Judge shall give
you In that day.
Then th Choir singeth:
Be strong and play the man: Keep tho commandments of
the Lord thy God, and walk In his ways.
THB PRESENTINa OF THE HOLT BIBLE.
Then shall (the Dean of Westminster take tho Holy Bible
from off the Altar, and deliver It to the Archbishop, who
shall present it to the King, flrst saying these words to
OUR Gracious King, we present you with this Book, tho
most valuable thing that this world affords. Here is Wis
dom; This Is the Royal Law; These are the lively Oracles
Then the King delivers back the Bible to the Archbishop,
who gives It to tho Dean of Westminster, to be reverent
ly placed again upon the Holy Altar; and the Archbishop
and Bishops return to their plaoes.
THB BENEDICTION AND THB TB DEUM.
And now the King having been thus anointed and crowned,
and having received all ths Ensigns of Royalty, the
Archbishop solemnly blesseth him: And all the Bishops,
with the rest of the Peers, follow every part of tho Ben
ediction with a loud and hearty Amen.
THE Lord bless you and keep you: and as he hath made
you King over his people, so may he prosper you In this
world, and make you partake of his eternal felicity In tho
world to come. Amen.
Ths Lord give you a fruitful Country and healthful
Seasons; victorious Fleets and Armies, and & QUlet Empire;
a faithful Senate, wise and upright Counsellors and Magis
trates, a loyal Nobility, and a dutiful Gentry; a pious and
learned and useful Clergy; an honest. Industrious and
obedient Commonalty. Amen.
Then tho Archbishop tumeth to the People and salth:
AND tho same Lord God Almighty grant, that the Clergy
and Nobles assembled hers for this great and solemn Serv
ice, and together with them all the People of th land,
fearing God, and honouring the King, may by ths merciful
superlntendenoy of the divine Providence, and ths vigilant
care of our gracious Sovereign, continually enjoy peac,
plentj-, and propperltj; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to
whom, with ths Eternal Father, nnd God the Holy Ghost,
bo glory In the Church, world without end. Amen.
Then the Cho'r begins to sing the Te D;um, and the King
goes to tho Chair on which his Majesty flrst sate, on the
east side of the Throne, the two Bishops his Supporters,
the Great Ofilcers. and other Peers attending him, every
one In his place, the Swords being carried before him; and
there he sits down.
TC DEUM LAUDAMUS
WE praise thee. O God, tic.
The Te Deum being ended, tho King It, lifted up Inta his
Throne by tha Archbishops nnd Bishops, and other
Peers of the Kingdom; and being Inthronlzed, or placed
therein, all tho Great Officers, those that bear the Swords
and the Scepters, and the Nobles who had borne the
other Regalia, stand round about the rteps of the Throne;
and the Archbishop standing before the King, salth:
STAND firm, and hold fast from henceforth tho Seat and
State of Rojal and Imperial Dignity, which Is this day de
livered unto ou. jn the Namo and by tho authority of
Almighty God. and by tho bands of us the Bishops and
servants of Go.l, though unworthj-: And as you see us to
appronch nearer to God's Altar, so vouchsafe the more
graciously to continue to us your Rojal favour and protec
tion. And tlio Lord Gol Almighty, whose Ministers we are,
and the Stewards of his Mjstories, establ'sh your Throne
In righteousness that It may stand fast for evermore, like
as thp sun hefore him, and as the faithfu witness In
The Ctliou.ilion being ended, all the PriiKe- and Peers
then present do their Homage publicly and solemnly
unto the King.
Tho Archbishop flrst kneels down before his Majesty's
knees, and tho re"t of the Bishops kneel In their places;
and they do their Homage together, for the shortening
of the ceremony, the Archbishop saying:
I. Frederick, Archbishop of Canterbury (and so every
one of the rest, I, N. Bishop of N., repeating the rest audi
bly after the Archbishop), will be faithful and true, and
Faith and Truth will bear unto you our Sovereign Lord,
and your Heirs Kings of tho United Kingdom of Great
Britain and Ireland. And I will do, and truly acknowledge
the Sertlce of the Lands I claim to hold of you, as In right
of tho Church.
Bo help mo God.
Then the Archbishop kisseth the King's left Cheek.
Then tho Prince of Wale?, taklny oft his Coronet, kneels
down before his Majestj's knees, tho rest or the Princes
of the Blood Rojal kneelWg in their places, taking off
their Coronets, and pronouncing the words of Homage
after him, the Prince of Wales sajlng:
I. N. Prince, or Duke, etc., of N.. do become your Liege
man of Life and Limb, and of earthly worship, and Faith
and Truth I will bear unto jou. to lHe and die, against
all manners of Folks.
So help me God.
Then tho Princes of the Blood Royal arising severally
touch the Crown on h!i MaJstys Head, and kiss his
Majestj's left Cheek. After which th other Peers of tho
Realm, who are then in their seats, kneel down, put off
their Coronets, and do their Homage, the Dukes flrst by
themselves, and so the Marquesses, the Earls, ths Vis
counts, and tha Barons, severally In their places, tho
flrst of each Order kneeling before his Majesty, and the
others of his Order who aro near his Majesty, also kneel
ing In their places, and all cf his Order saying after him
I. N. Duke, or. Earl, etc, of N., do become your Liege
man of Life and Limb, and of earthly worship, and Faith
and Truth I will bear unto you. to live and die. against all
manner of Folks.
So help m God.
The Peers having done their Homage, tho flrst of each
Order, putting off his Coronet, singly ascends the Throne
again, and stretching forth his hand, tauches the Crown
on his Majesty Head, as promising by that Ceremony for
himself and his Order to be ever ready to support It with
all their power, and then kisseth the King's Cheek.
While the Princes and Peers aro thus doing their Homage,
the King, If he thinks good, delivers his Scepter with th
Cross and the Scepter or Rod with the Dove, to some
one near to tho Blood Royal, or to the Lords that carried
them in the Procession, or to any other that he pleaseth
to assign, to hold them bj- him.
And the Bishops that support the King m tho Procession
may also ease him, by supporting the Crown, as there
shall be occasion.
At the same tlmo tho Choir singeth this
Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worshipj
because of tho Lord that is faithful, oven the Holy One
of Israel who hath chosen thee: That thou mayest say to
the prisoners. Go forth; to them that are in darkness,
Show yourselves. For he that hath mercj- on them shall
lead them, even by the springs of water shall he guide
them. Vnd I will make all my mountains a way, and my
highways shad be exalted. Behold, these shall come from
far; and, lo, these from the ncrta and from the west; and
these from tho land of Slnlm.
When tho Homage is ended, the Drums beat, and the
Trumpets sound, and tho People shout, crying out:
God save King EDWARD.
Long live King EDWARD.
May the King llv for ever.
The solemnity of the King's Coronation being thus ended,
the Archbishop leaves the King In his Throne, and goes
to his chair.
V SECT. xvn.
THE QUEBN'3 CORONATION. BT THB ARCHBISHOP Or
The Queen arlseth and goeth to tho steps of the Altar,
supported by two Bishops, and there kneeleth down!
whilst the Archbishop of York salth tho following Prayer!
ALMIGHTY 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 dangers, ghostly and bodily; Make her a great exam
ple of virtue and piety, and a blessing to this kingdom,
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who Hveth and relgneth
with thee, O Father, In the unity of the Holy Spirit, world
without end. Amen.
This Prayer being ended, the Queen arlseth, and cometh
to the place of her Anointing: Which is to be at a Fald
stool set for that purpose before the Altar, between ths
steps and King Edward's Chair. She kneeleth down,
and four Peeresses appointed for that service, and sum
moned by Garter King of Arms, holding a rich Pall of
Cloth of Gold over her, tho Archbishop of York poureth.
tee Holy Oil upon the Crown of her Head, saying these
ET the Name of tho Father, and of the Son. and of th
Holy Ghost: Let the anointing with this Oil increase your
honour, and the grac of God's Holy Spirit establish you,
for ever and ever. Amen.
Then the Archbishop of York recelveth from the Officer
Qf the Jewel Office the Queen's Ring, and putteth it upon
the Fourth Finger of her Right Hand, eajlng:
RECEIVE this Ring, tho seal of a sincere Faith; and
God, to whom belongeth all power and dignity, prosper
you In this your honour, and grant you therein long to
continue, fearing him always, and always doing such things
as shall please him. through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Then tho Archbishop of York taketh the Crown from off
the Altar Into his hands, and reverently setteth It upon
the Queen's Head, saying:
RECEIVE the Crown of glory, honour, and Joy: And
God the Crown of the faithful, who by our Episcopal
hands (though unworthy) doth this day set a Crown of
pure Gold upon your Head, enrich your Royal Heart with
his abundant grace, and crown you with all princely vir
tues In this life, and with an everlasting Crown of glory
in the life which Is to come, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Tho Queen being crowned, all tho Peeresses put on their
Then tho Archbishop of York putteth the Scepter Into
the Queen's Right Hand, and tho Ivory Rod with tho
Dove Into her Lft Hand; and salth this Prayer:
O LORD, the giver of all perfection: Grant unto this
thy servant ALEXANDRA our Queen, that by tho power
ful and mild Influence of her piety and lrtuo she may
adorn the high dignity which she hath obtained, through
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Queen being thus Anointed, and Crowned, and having
received all her Ornaments, arlseth and goeth from the
Altar, supported by her two Bishop and so up to tho
Theater. And as she passeth by the King on his Throne,
she boweth herself reverently to his Majesty, and then is
conducted to her own Throne, and without any further
Ceremonj- taketh hw place in It.
Then the Offertory begins, the Archbishop reading these
LET your light so shine before men that they may se
your good works, and glorify your Father which Is In
Charge them who aro rich In this world, that they b
ready to give, and glad to distribute; laying up In stora
for themselves a good foundation against the time to come,
that they may attain eternal life.
Then tho Organ plays and tho Choir sings:
Let my prayer come up Into thy presence as Incense, and
let the lifting up of my hands bo as an evening oacrlflce.
In tho meanwhile the Kins and Queen deliver their Scep
ters to the Noblemen who had previously borne them,
and descend from their Thrones, supported and attended
as before: and go to tha steps of the Altar, where, tak
ing off their Crowns, which they deliver to tho Lord Great
Chamberlain and other appointed Officers to hold, they
And flret tho King offers Bread and Wins for tho Com
munion, which being brought out of Saint Edward's
Chapel, and delivered into his hands (the Bread upon
the Paten by the Bishop that read the Epistle, and tho
Wine In the Chalice by the Bishop that read the Gospel),
are by the Archbishop received from th King, and rev
erently placed upon tho Altar, and decently covered with
a fair linen Cloth, the Archbishop first saying this
Bless, O Lord, we beseach the, these thy gifts, and
sanctify them unto this holy use, that by them wa may b
made partakers of tho Body and Blood of thins only he
gotten Son Jesus Christ, and fed unto everlasting life of
soul and body: And that thy servant Kin EDWARD
may bo enabled to th discharge of his weighty office,
whereunto of thy great goodness thou hast called and ap
pointed him. Grant this, O Lord, for Jesus Christ's eaks,
our only Mediator and Advocate. Amen.
Then the King, kneeling as before, makes Ms Oblation,
offering a Pall or Altar-cloth delivered by tho Officer of
the Great Wardrobe to the Lord Great Chamberlain, and
by him. kneeling, to his Majesty, and an Ingot or Weds
of Gold of a pound weight, which the Treasurer of tha
Household delivers to the Lord Great ChAmherlahv and
h to his Majesty; And ths Archbishop comlnx to Mm;
recelveth and placeth them upon the Altar.
The Queen also at the same time maketh her Oblation
of a Pall or Altar-cloth, and a Mark weight of Gold, In
like manner as tho King.
Then the King and Queen return to thttr Chairs, ana
kneel down at their Faldstools, and tha Archbishop
,alUl' r ,)?;
Let us pray for the whole staU of ChrlsTs Church mffi.
tant here In earth.
Almighty and EverHvlns God, ta
T that do truly and earnestly, etc
THE GENERAL CONFESSIOX
Almighty God, Father of our Lord Jsus Christ, et
Almighty God, our heavenly Father, eta
After which shall bo said,
Hoar what comfortable words, etc
After which tho Archbishop shall proceed, saving
Lift up your hearts. " "
W lift them up unto tho Lord.
Let us give thanks unto our Lord God.
It Is meet and right so to do.
Then shall tho Archbishop turn to tho Lord's Table, and
It Is very meet, rlgmV and our bonnden fluty. ta
THB PRATER, OF HUMBLH ACCESS.
Wo do not presume to come to this thy Table, O Merciful
THB PRATER OF CONSECRATION.
Almighty God, our heavenly Father, tc
When the Archbishops, and Dean of Westminster, with
tho Bishops Assistants, namely, the Preacher, .and those
who read the Litany, and tho Epistle and Gospel have
communicated In both kinds, th King and Queen shall
advance to tho steps of th Altar and kneel down, and
tho Archbishop shall administer th Brad, and the Dean
of Westminster the Cup, to them.
At tho Delivery of tho Bread shall be said:
Tha Body of our Lord Jesus Christ, etc
At the Delivery of the Cup:
The Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, etc
The King and Queen then put on their Crowns, and taking
tho Scepters in their hands again, repair to their Thrones.
Then tho Archbishop goeth on to the Post-Communion!
Our Father, eto.
Then this Prayers
O Lord and heavenly Father, etc
Then shall be sung:
Glory bo to God on high, etc
Then tho Archbishop salth:
The peace of God, etc
The whole Coronation Office txrlng thus performed, ths
King attended and accompanied as before, the four
Swords being carried before him, descends from bis
Throne Crowned, and carrying his Scepter and Rod in
his hands, goes Into the Area eastward of tho Theater,
and passes on through the Door on the South sido of tho
Altar into Saint Edward's Chapel; and as they pass by
the Altar, the rest of th Regalia, lying upon it. are
to be delivered by tho Dean of Westminster to tho Lords
that carried them In the Procession, and so they proceed
In State Into tha Chapel, the Organ all tho while playing.
Tho Queen at tho same time descending, goes In like man
ner Into the same Chapel at the Door on the North side
of the Altar; bearing her Scepter In her Right Hand, and
her Ivory Rod in her Left.
Tho King and Queen being corns Into tho Chapel, tho
King standing before the Altar, delivers tho Scepter
with th Dove to tho Archbishop, who layeth it upon tho
Altar there. And the Golden Spurs and St. Edward's
Staff aro given Into tho hands of tho Dean of Westminster
and by him laid there also.
His Majesty will then bo disrobed of his Imperial Mantle
or Robe of State, and arrayed In his Royal Robe of Pur
ple Velvet, and her Majesty will also be arrayed In her
Royal Robes of Purple Velvet. His Majesty, wearing his
Imperial Crown, will then receive In his Left Hand tha
Orb from tho Archbishop.
Then their Majesties will proceed through tho Choir to tha
West Door of the Church, in the same way- as they
came, wearing their Crowns: the King bearing in his
Right Hand the Scepter with the Cross, and In his Left
the Orb; the Queen bearing In her Right Hand her
Scepter with tho Cross, and In her Left the Ivory Rod
With tho Dove; all Peers wearing- their Coronets.