XXXV. Of the Homilies.

The second Book of Homilies, the several titles whereof we have joined under this Article, doth contain a godly and wholesome Doctrine, and necessary for these times, as doth the former Book of Homilies, which were set forth in the time of Edward the Sixth; and therefore we judge them to be read in Churches by the Ministers, diligently and distinctly, that they may be understanded of the people.

Of the Names of the Homilies.

  1. Of the right Use of the Church.
  2. Against peril of Idolatry.
  3. Of the repairing and keeping clean of Churches.
  4. Of good Works: first of Fasting.
  5. Against Gluttony and Drunkenness.
  6. Against Excess of Apparel.
  7. Of Prayer.
  8. Of the Place and Time of Prayer.
  9. That Common Prayers and Sacraments ought to be ministered in a known tongue.
  10. Of the reverend estimation of God’s Word.
  11. Of Alms-doing.
  12. Of the Nativity of Christ.
  13. Of the Passion of Christ.
  14. Of the Resurrection of Christ.
  15. Of the worthy receiving of the Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ.
  16. Of the Gifts of the Holy Ghost.
  17. For the Rogation-days.
  18. Of the state of Matrimony.
  19. Of Repentance.
  20. Against Idleness.
  21. Against Rebellion.