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former evil life, that the Congregation may thereby be satisfied; and that he
bath recompensed the parties to whom he hath done wrong; or at loast declare
himself to be in full puipose so to do, as soon as he conveniently may.
The same order shall the Minister use with those, betwixt whom he perceiveth
malice and hatred to reign; not suffering them to be partakers of the Lord's Ta.
ble, until he know them to be reconciled. And if one of the parties, so at vari-
ance, be content to forgive from the bottom of his heart all that the other hath
trespassed against him, and to make amends for that wherein he himself hath of
fended; and the other party will not be persuaded to a godly unity, but remain

sull in his frowardness and malice; the Minister in that case ought to admit the penitent person to the Holy Communion, and not him that is obstinate: Provided, that every Minister so repelling any, as is herein specified, shall be obliged to

give an account of the same to the Ordinary, as soon as conveniently may be.
f The Table, at the Communion time, having a fair white linen cloth upon it,

shall stand in the body of the Church, or in the Chancel; and the Minister
standing at the north side of the table, or where Morning and Evening Prayer
are appointed to be said, shall say the Lord's Prayer and the Collect following,
the People kneeling; but the Lord's Prayer may be omitted, if Morning Prayer
hath been said immediately before.
UR Father, who art in Hea Minister. Thou shalt not make

ven, Hallowed be thy Name; to thyself any graven image, nor Thy Kingdom come; Thy Will the likeness of any thing that is be done on Earth, as it is in Hea- in heaven above, or in the earth ven; Give us this day our daily beneath, or in the water under bread; And forgive us our tres- the earth. Thou shalt not bow passes, as we forgive those who down to them, nor worship them: trespass against us; And lead us For I the Lord thy. God am a not into temptation; But deliver jealous God; and visit the sins of us from evil: For thine is the the fathers upon the children, Kingdom, and the Power, and the unto the third and fourth genera Glory, for ever and ever. Amen. tion of them that hate me; and The Collect.

show mercy unto thousands in

, commandments. sires known, and from whom no People. Lord, have mercy upon secrets are bid; cleanse the us, and incline our hearts to keep thoughts of our hearts by the in. this law. spiration of thy Holy Spirit; that Minister. Thou shalt not take we may perfectly love thee, and the name of the Lord thy God in worthily magnify thy holy name, vain: For the Lord will not hold through Christ our Lord. Amen. him guiltless that taketh his name 1 Then shall the Minister, turning to the in vain, Prople, rehearse distinctly the TanPeople. Lord, have mercy upon Commandments; and the People still us, and incline our hearts to keep kneeling, shall, after every command- this law. ment, ask God mercy for their trans

Minister. Remember that thou gressions for tbe time past, and to keep the law for the time to come, keep holy the Sabbath-day. Six as followeth.

days shalt thou labour, and do all Minister. that thou hast to do; but the se.

of said, I am the Lord thy God: Lord thy God. In it thou shalt Thou shalt have none other gods do no manner of work; thou, but me.

and thy son, and thy daughter, People. Lord, have mercy upon thy man-servant, and thy maid us, and incline our bearts to keep servant, thy cattle, and the stran. this law.

ger that is within thy gates. For

ALMIGHTY God, uunto whom them that more me, and keep my

las sewherefore

, the Lord blessed O ALMIGHTY Lord, and evere


in six days the Lord made heaven these two commandments hang and earth, the sea, and all that all the law and the prophets. in them is, and rested the seventh

Let us pray. the seventh day, .

, we People. Lord, have mercy upon beseech thee, to direct, sanctify, us, and incline our hearts to keep and govern, both our hearts and this law.

bodies, in the ways of thy laws, Minister. Honour thy father and in the works of thy coinand thy mother; that thy days mandments, that, through thy may be long in the land which most mighty protection, both here the Lord thy God giveth thee. and ever, we may be preserved in

People. Lord, have mercy upon body and soul, through our Lord us, and incline our hearts to keep and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. this law.

Then shall be said the Collect of the Minister. Thou shalt do no Day: and immediately after the Colmurder.

lect, the Minister shall read the Epistle, į People. Lord, have mercy upon

saying, The Epistle (or, The portion of us, and incline our hearts to keep

Scripture appointed for the Epistlej is written in the

bethis law.

chapter of

ginning at the verse. And the EpisMinister. Thou shalt not com tle ended, he shall say, Here endeth the mit adultery.

Epistle. Then shall be read the Gos. People. Lord, have mercy upon

pel (the people all standing up) saying, us, and incline our hearts to keep

The holy Gospel is written in the

chapter of this law.

beginning at the Minister, Thou shalt not steal.

1 Here the people shall say, People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep Glory be to thee, O Lord. this law.

1 Then shall be read the Apostles' or NiMinister. Thou shalt not bear

cene Creed: unless one of them hath false witness against thy neigh

been read immediately before, in the

Morning Service. bour.

1 Then the Minister shall declare unto People. Lord, have mercy upon the People what Holy days, or Fasting us, and incline our hearts to keep days, are in the week following to be this law.

observed; and (if occasion be) shall Minister. Thou shalt not covet

Notice be given of the Communion,

and of the Bans of Matrimony, and thy neighbour's house, thou shalt

other Matters to be published. not covet thy neighbour's wife, " Then shall follow the Sermon: after nor his servant, nor his maid, nor which, the Minister, when there is a his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing

Communion, shall return to the Lord's that is his.

Table, and begin the Offertory, saying

one or more of these sentences followPeople. Lord, have mercy upon ing, as he thinketh most convenient. us, and write all these thy laws in ET your light so shine before our hearts, we beseech thee.

men, that they may see your Then the Minister may say, good works, and glorify your FaHear also what our Lord Jesus ther which is in heaven. StChrist saith.

Matt. v. 16. shalt love the Lord

not up for treawith all thy soul, and with all thy and rust doth corrupt, and where mind: This is the first and great thieves break through and steal: commandment. And the second But lay up. for yourselves treais like unto it; Thou shalt love sures in heaven, where neither thy neighbour as thyself. On moth nor rust doth corrapt, and

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where thieves do not break (odliness is great riches, if a through nor steal. S. un tt. vi. man be content with that he hath: 19. 20.

For we brought nothing into this Whatsoever ye would that men world, neither may we carry any should do to you, even so do to thing out. 1 Tim. vi. 6,7. them: for this is the law and the Charge them who are rich in prophets. St. Matt. vii. 12.

this world, that they be ready to Not every one that saith unto give, and glad to distribute; lay. me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into ing up in store for themselves a the kingdom of heaven; but he good foundation against the time that doeth the will of my Father to come, that they may attain which is in heaven. St. Matt. vii. 21. eternal life. 1 Tim. vi. 17, 18, 19.

Zaccheus stood forth, and said God is not unrighteous, that he unto the Lord, Behold, Lord, the will forget your works, and lahalf of my goods I give to the bour that proceedeth of love'; poor; and if I have done any which love ye have showed for wrong to any man, I restore four- his name's sake, who have minisfold. St. Luke xix. 8.

tered unto the saints, and yet do Who goeth a warfare at any minister. Heb. vi. 10. time at his own cost? Who plant To do good and to distribute, eth a vineyard, and eateth not of forget not; for with such sacri. the fruit thereof? or who feedeth fices God is well pleased. Heb. a flock, and eateth not of the xiii. 16. milk of the flock? 1 Cor. ix. 7. Whoso hath this world's good,

If we have sown unto you spi- and seeth his brother have need, ritual things, is it a great matter and shutteth up, his compassion if we shall reap your worldly from him, how dwelleth the love things? 1 Cor. ix. 11.

of God in him? 1 John iii. 17. Do ye not know, that they who Give alms of thy goods, and minister about holy things, live never turn thy face from any poor of the sacrifice; and they who man; and then the face of the wait at the altar, are partakers Lord shall not be turned away with the altar? Even so hath the from thee. Tobit iv.7. Lord also ordained, that they who Be merciful after thy power. If preach the Gospel, should live of thou hast much, give plenteously. the Gospel. 1 Cor. ix. 13, 14. If thou hast little, do thy diligence

He that soweth little, shall reap gladly to give of that little: for little; and he that soweth plente. so gatherest thou thyself a good ously, shall reap plenteously, Let reward, in the day of necessity. every man do according as he is Tobit iv.8, 9. disposed in his heart, not grudg: He that hath pity upon the poor, ingly, or of necessity; for God lendeth unto the Lord : and look, loveth a cheerful giver. 2 Cor. what he layeth out, it shall be ix. 6, 7.

paid him again. Prov. xix. 17. Let him that is taught in the Blessed be the man that providword, minister unto him that eth for the sick and needy: the teacheth in all good things. Be Lord shall deliver him in the time Bot deceived, God is not mock- of trouble. Psalm xli. 1. ed: For whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he reap. Gal. vi.6,7." Whilst these Sentences are in reading,

the Deacons, Church-wardens, orother While we have time, let us do

fit persons appointed for that purpose, good unto all men: and especially shall receive the Alms for the Poor, and unto them that are of the house other Devotions of the People, in a de bold of faith Gal. vi. 10.

cent Daniu to be provided by the Pa

rish for that purpose; and reverently jor any other adversity. And we bring it to the Priest, who shall hum- also bless thy holy name, for all bly present and place it upon the Holy thy servants departed this life in Table. And the Priest shall then place upon thee to give us grace so to follow

thy faith and fear; beseeching the Table so much Bread and Wine, as their good examples, that with he shall think sufficient. done, he shall say,

them we may be partakers of thy Let us pray for the whole state heavenly kingdom: Grant this, of Christ's Church militant. O Father, for Jesus Christ's sake, ALMIGHTY and everliving gure only Mediator and Advocate. tle, hast taught us to make pray. " When the Minister giveth warning for ers and supplications, and to give

the Celebration of the Holy Commuthanks for all men: We humbly

nion (which he shall always do upon beseech thee most mercifully

the Sunday, or some Holy day, imie

diately preceding) he shall read this [*to accept our alms and oblations, Exhortation following; or so much and] to receive these our prayers,

thereof as, in his discretion, he may which we offer unto thy divine

think convenient. Majesty, beseecbing the topia; DEARLY beloved, on Thro

day Church with the spirit of truth, God's assistance, to administer to unity, and concord: and grant all such as shall be religiously that all those who do confess thy and devoutly disposed, the most holy name may agree in the truth comfortable Sacrament of the of thy holy word, and live in uni- Body and Blood of Christ; to be ty and godly love. We beseech by them received, in rememthee also, so to direct and dispose brance of his meritorious Cross the hearts of all Christian rulers, and Passion; whereby alone we that they may truly and impar- obtain remission of our sins, and tially, administer justice, to the are made partakers of the kingpunishment of wickedness and dom of Heaven. Wherefore it vice, and to the maintenance of is our duty to render most hum. thy true religion and virtue. Give ble and hearty thanks to Almighgrace, O heavenly Father, to all ty God, our heavenly Father, for Bishops and other Ministers; that that he hath given his Son our they may, both by their life and Saviour Jesus Christ, not only to doctrine, set forth thy true and die for us, but also to be oor spilively Word, and rightly and duly ritual food and sustenance in that administer thy holy Sacraments. holy Sacrament. Which being And to all thy people give thy so divine and comfortable a thing heavenly grace; and especially to them who receive it worthily, to this congregation here present; and so dangerous to those who that with meek heart, and due re will presume to receive it unworverence, they may hear, and re-thily; my duty is to exhort you ceive thy holy Word; truly ser- in the mean season, to consider ving thee in holiness and righte- the dignity of that holy Mystery, ousness all the days of their life. and the great peril of the unworAnd we most humbly beseech thy receiving thereof; and so to thee, of thy goodness, O Lord, to search and examine your own comfort and succour all those consciences (and that not lightly, who, in this transitory life, are in and after the manner of dissemtrouble, sorrow, need, sickness, 'blers with God; but so) that ye * If there be no alms or oblations then shall the words (to accept our alms and oblations, and) be left unsaid.

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may come holy and clean to and the removing of all scruple such a heuvenly feast, in the mar- and doubtfulness. riage-garment required by God

Or, in case he shall see the People negliin holy scripture; and be receiv

gent to come to the Holy Communion, ed as worthy partakers of that instead of the former, he shall use this holy Table.

Exhortation. The way and means thereto is, First, to examine your lives and DEARLY beloved brethren, on

- I intend, by God's grace, conversations by the rule of God's to celebrate the Lord's Supper, commandments; and wherein unto which, in God's behalf, I bid soever ye shall perceive your-you all who are here present; and selves to have offended, either by beseech you for the Lord Jesus will, word, or deed, there to be- Christ's sake, that ye will not rewail your own sinfulness, and to fuse to come thereto, being so confess yourselves to Almighty lovingly called and bidden by God, with full purpose of amend- God himself. Ye know how ment of life.

And if ye shall grievous and unkind a thing it is, perceive your offences to be such when a man hath prepared a rich as are not only against God, but feast, decked his table with all also against your neighbours; kinds of provision, so that there then ye shall reconcile yourselves lacketh nothing but the guests to anto them; being ready to make sit down; and yet they who are restitution and satisfaction, ac- called (without any cause) most cording to the uttermost of your unthankfully refuse to come. powers, for all injuries and Which of you in such a case wrongs done by you to any would not be moved? Who would other; and being likewise ready not think a great injury and wrong to forgive others who have offend- done unto him? Wherefore, most ed you, as ye would have for- dearly beloved in Christ, take ye giveness of your offences at God's good heed, lest ye, withdrawing hand: For otherwise the 'receiv- yourselves from this holy Supper, ing of the Holy Communion doth provoke God's indignation against nothing else but increase your you. It is an easy matter for a condemnation. Therefore, if any man to say, I will not communiof you be a blasphemer of God, cate, because I am otherwise hinan hinderer or slanderer of his dered with worldly business. But Word, an adulterer, or be in ma- such excuses are not so easily aclice openvy, or in any other griev- cepted, and allowed before God. ous crime; repent ye of your sins, If any man say I am a grievous orelse comenotto that holy Table. sinner, and therefore am afraid to

And because it is repuišite that come; wherefore then do ye not no man should come to the Holy repent and amend? When God Communion, but with a full trust calleth you, are ye not ashamed to in God's mercy, and with a quiet say, ye will not come? When ye conscience; therefore, if there be should return to God, will ye exany of you, who by these means cuse yourselves, and say, ye are cannot quiet his own conscience not ready? Consider earnestly herein, but requireth further com- with yourselves, how little such fort or counsel; let him come to feigned excuses will avail before me, or to some other Minister of God. Those who refused the feast God's word, and open his grief; in the Gospel, because they had that he may receive such Godly bought a farm, or would try their counsel and advice, as may tend yokes of oxen, or because they to the quieting of his conscience, 'were married, were not so excus

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