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ed, but counted unworthy of the fect charity with all men. heavenly feast. Wherefore, ac- shall ye be meet partakers oa cording to mine office, 1 bid you those holy Mysteries.
And aIn the name of God, I call you in bove all things ye must give most Christ's behalf, I exhort you, as humble and hearty thanks to God ye love your own salvation, that the Father, the Son, and the Holy ye will be partakers of this Holy Ghost, for the redemption of the Communion. And as the Son of world, by the death and passion God did vouchsafe to yield up his of our Saviour Christ, both God soul by death mpon the cross, for and man; who did humble him. your salvation; so it is your duty self, even to the death upon the to receive the Communion in re- cross, for us miserable sinners, membrance of the sacrifice of who lay in darkness and the shahis death, as he himself hath com-dow of death; that he might make manded: Which if ye shall ne- us the children of God, and exalt glect to do, consider with your us to everlasting life. And to the selves, how great is your ingra- end that we should always retitude to God, and how sore pun- member the exceeding great love ishment hangeth over your heads of our Master and only Saviour for the same, when ye wilfully Jesus Christ, thus dying for us, abstain from the Lord's Table, and the innumerable benefits and separate from your brethren which by his precious blood-shedwho come to feed on the ban- ding he hath obtained for us, be quet of that most heavenly food. hath instituted and ordained holy These things if ye earnestly con- Mysteries, as pledges of his love, sider, ye will by God's grace, re- and for a continual remembrance turn to a better mind; for the of his death, to our great andendobtaining whereof we shall not less comfort. To him, therefore, cease to make our humble peti- with the Father, and the Holy tions unto Almighty God, our Ghost, let us give(as we are most heavenly Father.
bounden) continual thanks; sub✓ At the time of the Celebration of the mitting ourselves wholly to his Communion, the Priest shall say this holy will and pleasure, and study
ing to serve him in true holiness DEARLY beloved in the Lords and righteousness, all the days of Holy Communion of the Body Then shall the Priest say to those who and Blood of our Saviour Christ,
come to receive the Holy Communion, must consider how St. Paul ex
E E horteth all persons diligently to repent you of your sins, and try and examine themselves, be- are in love and charity with your fore they presume to eat of that neighbours, and intend to lead a Bread, and drink of that Cup. new life, following the commandFor as the benefit is great, if with ments of God, and walking from a true penitent heart and lively henceforth in his holy ways; faith we receive that holy Sacra- draw near with faith,and take this ment; so is the danger great, if holy Sacrament to your comfort; we receive the same unworthily. and make your humble confesJudge therefore yourselves, breth- sion to Almighty God, devoutly ren, that ye be not judged of the kneeling. Lord; repent ye truly for yoursins 1 Then shall this general Confession be past; have a lively and steadfast faith in Christ our Saviour; a
made, by the Priest and all those who
are niinded to receive the Holy Commend your lives, and be in per-| nunion, humbly kneeling.
LMIGHTY God, Father of thy of all men to be received, that
| of all things, Judge of all men; to save sinners. 1 Tim. i. 15. we acknowledge and bewail our Hear also what St. John saith. manifold sins and wickedness, If any man sin, we have an Ad. which we from time to time most vocate with the Father, Jesus grievously have committed, by Christ the righteous; and he is thought, word, and deed, against the propitiation for our sins. thy divine Majesty; provoking 1 John ii: 1, 2. most justly thy wrath and indig- After which the Priest shall proceed, pation against us. We do earnest
saying, ly repent, and are heartily sorry
Lift up your hearts. for these our misdoings; the re Answer. We lift them up unto membrance of them is grievous the Lord. unto us; the burthen of them is
Priest. Let us give thanks unto intolerable. Have mercy upon our Lord God. us, have mercy upon us, most Answer. It is meet and right so merciful Father; for thy Son our to do. Lord Jesus Christ's sake, forgive | Then shall the Priest turn to the Lord's us all that is past; and grant, that
Table, and say, we may ever hereafter serve and please thee in newness of life, to IT is wery meet, right, and our the honour and glory of thy
bounden duty, that we should name, through Jesus Christ our
at all times, and in all places, Lord. Amen.
give thanks unto thee, O Lord, 1 Then shall the Priest (the Bishop, if he lasting God.
* Holy Father,] Almighty, everbe present) stand up, and turning to the People, say,
Here shall follow the proper Preface, AI LMIGHTY God, our heavenly
according to the time, if there be any Father, who of his great mer
specially appointed; or else immedi
ately shall be said or sung by the Priest cy hath promised forgiveness of
and People, síns to all those who with hearty repentance and true faith turn THEREFORE with Angels unto him, have mercy upon you; the company of heaven, we laud
and Archangels, and with all pardon and deliver you from all and magnify thy glorious name; your sins; confirm and strengthen you in all goodness; and bring ing, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of
evermore praising thee, and sayyou to everlasting life, through Hosts, heaven and earth are full Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
of thy glory: Glory be to thee, O Then shall the Priest say, Hear what comfortable words
Lord Most High. Amen. our Saviour Christ saith unto all I PROPER PREFACES. who truly turn to him.
TT Upon Christmas Day, and seven Days COME unto me, all ye that tra,
BECAUSES hindidatos en to I will refresh you. si. Matt. xi. 28. sus Christ, thine only Son,
So God loved the world, that be born as at this time for us; he gave his only begotten Son, who, by the operation of the Hoto the end that all that believe in ly Ghost, was made very man, of him should not perish, but have the substance of the Virgin Mary everlasting life.' St. John iii. 16. his Mother; and that without
Hear also what St. Paul saith. spot of sin, to make us clean from This is a true saying, and wor-all sin: Therefore with Angels, fc.
* These words (Holy Father) must be omitted on Trinity Sunday..>
Upon Easter Day, and seven Days after. Or else this may be said, the words
merits of thy Son Jesus Christ very Paschal Lamb, which was our Lord, and for the sending to offered for us, and hạth taken us of the Holy Ghost the Comaway the sin of the world; who forter; who are one with thee in by his death hath destroyed death, thy eternal Godhead: Therefore and, by his rising to life again, with Angels, &c. hath restored to us everlasting Then shall the Priest, kneeling down life: Therefore with Angels, &c. at the Lord's Table, say, in the name TUponAscension Day,andseven Daysafter.
of all those who shall receive the CoinHROUGH thy most dearly
munion, this Prayer following: T
beloved Son Jesus Christ our WE do not presume to come Lord; who, after his most glorious resurrection, manifestly ap- ciful Lord, trusting in our own peared to all his Apostles, and in righteousness, but in thy manitheir sight ascended up into hea-fold and great mercies. ven, to prepare a place for us; not worthy so much as to gather that where he is, thither we might up the crumbs under thy Table. also ascend, and reign with him in But thoù art the same Lord, glory: Therefore with Angels, fc. whose property is always to have i Upon Whitsunday, and six Days after. cious Lord, so to eat the flesh of
mercy: Grant us therefore, graLord; according to whose thy dear Son Jesus Christ, and most true promise, the Holy Ghost to drink his blood, that our sinful came down as at this time from bodies may be made clean by his heaven, with a sudden great
body, and our souls washed sound, as it had been a mighty through his most precious blood, wind, in the likeness of hery and that we may evermore dwell
Amen. tongues, lighting upon the Apos
in him, and he in us. tles, to teach them, and to lead IT When the Priest, standing before the them to all truth; giving them
Table, hath so ordered the Bread and both the gift of divers languages,
Wine, that he way with the inore rea
diness and decency break the Bread and also boldness with fervent
before the People, and take the Cup zeal, constantly to preach the into his hands; he shall say the Prayer gospel unto all nations; whereby of Consecration, as followeth: darkness and error, into the clear Allglory be to thee, Almighty
God, our heavenly Father, light and true knowledge of thee, for that thou, of thy tender merand of thy Son Jesus Christ : cy, didst give thine only Son JeTherefore with Angels, fc. sus Christ to suffer death upon 1 Upon the Feast of Trinity only, may the cross for our redemption;
who made there (by his one not one only person, but a full, perfect, and sufficient sacri
) three persons in one substance: fice, oblation, and satisfaction, For that which we believe of the for the sins of the whole world; glory of the Father, the same we and did institute, and in his holy believe of the Son, and of the gospel .command us to continue Holy Ghost, without any differ- a perpetual memory of that his ence or inequality: Therefore precious death and sacrifice until with Angels, fc.
This coming again: for in the
mght in which he
Son our Saviour Jesus Christ's was betrayed (a) (a) Here the holy institution, in remembrance he took bread; and Priest is to take of his Death and Passion, may be
the Paten into when he had gi
partakers of his most blessed Boyen thanks, (o) he (b) And here dy and Blood. And we earnestbrake it, and gave to breal the lý desire thy fatherly goodness, it to his disciples, Bread. mercifully to accept this our sasaying, Take, eat,
crifice of praise and thanksgiv(e) this is
(C) And here
to lay his hands ing; most humbly beseeching dy, which is given
all the thee to grant, that by the merits for you: Do this Bread. and death of thy Son Jesus Christ, in remembrance of
and through faith in his blood, me. Likewise, af
we, and all thy whole Church, ter supper (d) he (d) Here he is
may obtain remission of our sins, took the cup; and intake the cup and all other benefits of his paswhen he had given
sion. And here we offer and prethanks, he gave it
sent unto thee, O Lord, ourselves, to them, saying,
our souls, and bodies, to be a reaDrink ye all of this ;
sonable, holy, and living sacrifice for (e) this is my he is to lay his unto thee; humbly beseeching Blood, of the New hand upon eve- thee, that we, and all others who Testament, which
ry Vessel, in shall be partakers of this holy is shed for you, and which there is Communion, may. worthily refor many, for the any Wine to be ceive the most precious Body and remission of sins: consecrated.
Blood of thy Son Jesus Christ, be Do this as oft as ye
filled with thy grace and heavenly shall drink it, in re
benediction, and made one body membrance of me.
wit him, that he may dwell in The Oblation. WHEREFORE, them, and they in him. And alheavenly Father, according to the our manifold sins, to offer unto institution of thy dearly beloved thee any sacrifice; yet we beSon our Saviour Jesus Christ, we, seech thee to accept this our bounthy humble servants, do celebrate den duty and service, not weighand make here before thy divine ing our merits, but pardoning our Majesty, with these thy holy gifts, offences; through Jesus Christ which we now offer unto thee, our Lord; by whom, and with the memorial thy Son hath com- whom, in the unity of the Holy manded us to make; having in re- Ghost, all honour and glory be membrance his blessed passion unto thee, O Father Almighty, and precious death, his mighty world without end. Amen. resurrection and glorious ascen- " Here shall be sung a Hymn, or Part of sion; rendering unto thee most a Hymn, from the Selection for the hearty thanks for the innumera- Then shall the Priest first receive the
Feasts and Fasts, &c. ble benefits procured unto us by
Communion in both kinds himself, and the same. And we most humbly proceed to deliver the same to the BiThe Invocation. Ciful Father, to hear beseech thee, O mer shops, Priests, and Deacons, in like
manner, (if any be present) and, after is; and, of thy Almighty good
that, to the People also in order, into
their hands, all devoutly kneeling: ness, vouchsafe to bless and sanc
And when he delivereth the Bread, he tify, with thy Word and Holy Spiti these they gifts and creatures THE Body bf pour Lord Jesus ceiving them according to thy thee, preserve thy body and soul
unto everlasting life: Take and, ny of all faithful people; and are
eat this in remembrance that!also heirs through hope of thy
Christ died for thee, and feed on him in thy heart by faith, with thanksgiving.
11 And the Minister who delivereth the Cup, shall say,
THE Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, which was shed for thee, preserve thy body and soul unto everlasting life: Drink this in remembrance that Christ's blood was shed for thee, and be thankful.
T If the consecrated Bread and Wine be spent before all have communicated, the Priest is to consecrate more, according to the Form before prescribed ; beginning at—All glory be to thee, Almighty God—and ending with these words—Partakers of hit most blessed Body and Blood. IT When all have communicated, the Minister shall return to, the Lonra Table, and reverently place upon it what remaineth of the consecrated Elements, covering the same with a fair linen Cloth. IT Then shall the Minister say the Lord's Prayer, the People repeating after him every petition.
OUR Father, who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy name; Thy Kingdom come Thy Will be done on Earth, as it is in Heaven; Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil: For thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, for ever and ever. Amen. n After shall be said as followeth:
ALMIGHTY and everliving God, we most heartily thank thee, for that thou dost vouchsafe to feed us who have duly received these holy mysteries, with the spiritual food of the most precious Body and Blood of thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ; and dost assure us thereby of thy favour and goodness towards us; and that we are very members incor
everlasting kingdom, by the merits of the most precious death and passion of thy dear Son. And we most humbly beseech thee, O heavenly Father, so to assist us with thy grace, that we may continue in that holy fellowship, and do all such good works as thou hast prepared for us to walk in, through Jesus Christ our Lord; to whom,with thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen. 11 Then shall be said or sung,al! standing,
Gloria inexcelsis,or some proper Hymn
from the Selection.
GLORY be to God on high, and on earth peace, goodwill towards men. We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to thee for thy great glory, O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty.
O Lord, the only begotten Son Jesus Christ; 0 Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that takestaway the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the sins of the world, receive our prayer. Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father, have mercy upon us.
For thou only art holy; thou only art the Lord; thou only, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most High in the glory of God the Father. Amen. ft Then the Priest (the Bishop, if he be
present) shall let them depart with this
THE peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord: And the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst
porate in the mystical body of thy you, and remain with you al Soil, which is the blessed cwnpa-1 wa ys. Amm,