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O Lord, arise, help us, and deliver us, for thine honour.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end Amen.

From our enemies defend us, O Christ.

Graciously look upon our afflictions.

With pity behold the sorrows of our hearts. , ■ . ■ ,

Mercifully forgive the sins of thy people.

Favourably with mercy hear our prayers.

O Son of David, have mercy upon us.

Iloth now and ever* vouchsate to hear us, 0 Christ.

Here endeth the Litany.

Graciously hear us. O Christ, £ ly hear us, O Lord Christ.

O Lord, let thy mercy be showed upon us;

As we do put ourtrust in thee.
Bishop. Let us pray.

WE humbly heseech thee, O Father, mercifully to look upon our inf,rmities; and, for the glory of thy name, turn from us all those evils that we most justly have deserved; and grant that, in all our troubles, we may put our whole trust and confidence in thy mercy, and evermore serve thee in holiness and pureness of living, to thy honour and gtorr. through our only Mediator and Advocate, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amt n

The Order for the Administration of the Lord's Supper, or Holy Communion.

OUR Father, who ail in Heaven, Hallowed be thy Name j Thy Kingdom oome; Thy Will he done on Earth, as it is in Heaven; Give us this day our daily hread; 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.

The Collect. k LMIGHTY God, unto whom all ./\ hearts are open, all desires known, and fmm whom no secrets are hid; cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit; that we may perfectly love thee, and worthily maginfy thy holy name, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

V Then shnlf the Bishop, turning to the People, rehearse distinrtty the Ten Commandments i and the People still kneeling, shall, after every commandment, tfsk God mercy for their transgressions for the time past, and grace to keep 'the law for the time to earn, as followed.


GOD snake these words, nnd said, lam the Lord thy God: Thou shall have none other gods but me.

People, Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Bishop. Thou shalt not make to thyaelf any graven irrmge, nor f lie likeness of nny thin;; ilu-it is in heaven above, or in the earth heneath, or in the water under the curtli. Thouahalt not bow down to them

nor worship them: For I the Lord tl.* God am a jealous God; and visit the Sjm of the fathers upon the children, unto the third and fourth generation of them thar hate me; and show mercy unto thousand' in them that love me, and keep my com mandments.

Ptople. Lord, have mercy upon os, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Bishop. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: For tht Lord will not bold him guiltless, thai taketh his name in vain.

People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Bishop. Rememher tliat thou keep holy the Sabbath-day. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all that thou hast to do; bat the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God. In it thou shalt do no manner Of work; thousand thy son, and thy daugh ter, thv man-servant, and thy maid-*er vant, thy cattle, and the stranger tlmt b within thy gates. For in six day* the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day; wherefore the Lord blessed the seventh day, and hallowed it. 'People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Bishop. Honour thy father and thy mother; that thy days may be long; hi the land which th£ Lord thy God giveth thee.

People. Lord, have mercy upon as, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Bishop. Thou shalt do no murder.

People. Lord, have mercy upon m, and incline our heum to keep this la w.

Bishop. Thou shait not commit adultery.

Peop'r. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Bishop. Thou shall not steal.

People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Bishop. Thou shalt not hear false witness against thy neighbour.

People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Bishop. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour^ bouse, thou shalt not covet fhy neighbour's wife, nor his servant, nor his maid, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any tuimr that is his.

People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and write all these thy laws in our hearts, we heseech thee.

IT Then the Bishop may say,

Hear also what our Lord Jesus Christ faith:

rpIIOlT shalt love the Lord thy God \ with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind: this is the first and great commandment. And the second 's tike unto it; Thou shalt love thy neighlrauras thyself. On these two commandments ha«g all the law and the prophets.

IT Let us pray.

O ALMIGHTY Lord, and everlasting God, vouchsafe, we beseech thee, to direct, sanctify, and govern, both our hearts and bodies, in the ways of thy laws, and in the works of thy commandments; that, through thy most mighty protection, both here and ever, we may bft preserved in body and soul, through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.


V Then shall be read the Collect, Epistle, and Gospel, as titty art appointed.

1 Then shrdl be rtad the Apostles' or f?icene Creed; unless one of them have 6«n read immediately before, tn the Morning Service.

% Then shall the Bishop begin the Offertory, saying one or mare of these sentences J'otlo-wing, as he thinketa most convenient.

LET your light so shine before men, that they may s*-e your good works, artd glorify vour Father which is In heaven. St. Matt. v. 16.

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, ami where thieves break through i vi. 10.

and steal: But lay up lor yourselves trea- | To do good and to distribute, forget sure' iu heaven, where neither moth nor i not; for with such sacrifices God is well rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do pleased. Ifeb. xiii. 16. not break through nor steal. St. Matt. Whoso hath this world's good, and vi. 19,20.' seeth his brother have need, and shut*

VVhatsoever ve woidd that men should teth up bis compassion from him, how

do to you, even so do to them: for thil is the law and the prophets. St. Matt. vil. 12.

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doetli the will of my Father which is in heaven. St. Matt, vii.2l.

Zaccheus stood forth, and said unto the Lord, Behold, Lord, the half of my goods 1 give to the poor; and if I have done any wrong to any man, I restore four fold. St. Luke xix. 8.

Who goeth a warfare at any time at his own cost? Who planteth a vineyard, and euteth not of the fruit thereof? or who feedeth a dock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock f 1 Cor. ix. 7.

If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great matter if we shall reap your worldly things? 1 Cor. ix. 11.

Do ye not know, that they who minister about holy things, live of the sacrifice, and they who wait at the altar, are par takers with the altar? Even so hath the Lord also ordained, that they who preach the Gospel, should live of the Gospel. 1 Cor. ix. 13,14. n

He that soweth little, shall reap little and he that soweth ptenteously, shall reap plenteously. Let every man do according as he is disposed in his heart, not grudgingly, or of necessity; for God lovetli a cheerful giver. 2 Cor. ix. 6,7.'

Let him that Is taught in the word, minister unto him that teachetli, ia all good things. Be not deceived, God is not mocked: For whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he reap. Gal. vi. G, 7.

While we have time, let us do good unto all men; and especially unto them that are of the household of faith. Gai, vi. 10.

Godliness is great riches, if a man be content with that he hath: For we brought nothing into this world, neither may we carry any thing out. 1 Tim. vi. 6,7,

Charge them who are rich in tldt world, that they be ready to give, and glad to distribute; laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may attain eternal life. 1 Tim. vi. 17, 13, 19.

God is not unrighteous,that he will forget your works, and labour that proceedetli of love; which love ye have showed for his name's sake, who have ministered unto the saints, and yet do minister. Hub. dwelleth the love of God in him? 1 JohniXi. 17.

Give alms of tliy goods, and never turn thy face from any poor man; and then the face of the Lord shall not he turned away from thee. Tobit to. 7,

Be merciful after thy power. If thou hast much, give plenteously; if thou hast little, do thy diligence gladly to give of that little: for so gatherest thou thyself a good reward in the day of necessity.

Tohit iv. 8. a

He that hath pity upon the poor, lendeth unto the Lord: and look, what he layeth out, it shall be paid him again. Pr,m. xix. 17.

Blessed he the man that provideth for the sick and needy: the Lord shall tieliver him in the time of trouble. Psalm jli. 1.

IT Whilst there sentences are in reading, the Deacon*t Church-wardens, or other Jit persons appointed for that purpose,shall receive the alms for the Poor, and other , devotions of the People,TM a decent Bason to he provided by the Parish for that purpose i and reverertly bring \t to the Bishop, who shall humbly present and place it upon the holy Table. *T And the Bishop shall then place upon the Table so much Bread and Wine as he shall think sufficient; after which he shall say,

Let us pray for the whole state of Christ's r!lurch militant.

congregation here present; that vid meek heart, and due reverence, they ma; hear and receive thy holy Word; truh serving thee in holiness and righteouness all the days of their life. And inmost humbly beseech thee, of thy good' ness, 0 Lord, to comfort and succour n those who, in this transitory life, are ii trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, or an;, other adversity. And we alsu bless thv holy name, for all thy servants departed this life in thy faith and fear; beseech ii ■ thee to give us grace so to follow their good examples, that with them we may he partakers of thy heavenly kingdom: Grant this, O Father, for Jesus Christ■i sake, our only Mediator and Advocate Amen.

IT The Bishop shall then say this Exhor tation.

DEARLY beloved in the Lord, ye who mind to come to the Holy Comma nit ,n of the Body and Blood of our Si viour Christ, must consider how St. Paul exhorteth all persons diligently to try and examine themselves,before they presume to eat of that Bread, and drink of tlnt Cup. For as the henefit is great, if with a true penitent heart and lively faith w receive that holy Sacrament; so is the danger great, if we receive the same mtworthily. Judge therefore yourself brethren, that ye be not judged of til Lord; repent ye truly for your sins pa-', have a lively and steadfast faith in Caret our Saviour; amend your lives, and ben perfect charity wiih all men: so shall y be meet partakersof those holy Mysterie. And, above all things, ye must give most humble and hearty thanks to G od the! ther, the Son, and the Holy G host, for tl* redemption of the world by the death a? I passion of our Saviour Christ, both God and man; who did humble himself, era to the death upon the cross, for us miserable sinners, who lay in dark ness and the shadow of death; that be might make; the children of God, and exalt us to everlasting' life. And to the end that ae should always rememher the exceedit;

ALMIGHTY and everiivrng God, who, by thy holy Apostle, hast taught us to make prayers and supplications, and to give thanks, for all men: We humbly beseech thee most mercifully [*fo accept our alms and oblations, and] to receive these our prayers, which we offer unto thy divine Majesty; heseeching thee to inspire continually the universal Church with the spirit of truth, unity, and con cord: and grant that all those who do con, fess thy holy name may agree In the truth of thy' holy word, and live in unity and godly love. We heseech thee also, so to direct and dispose the hearts of all Christian rulers, that they may truly and impartially administer jusiice, to the punishment of wickedness and vice, and to the maintenance of thy true religion and virtue. Give grace, O heavenly Father, to all Bishops and other Ministers; that they may, both by their life and doctrine, set forth thy true and lively Word, and rightly and duly administer thy holy sacraments. And to all thy people give thy heavenly grace; and especially to this

* if there be no alms or oblations, then shall the words, to accept our alios and oU laUone, and, be left unsaid.

great love of our Master and only Savkwr Jesus Christ, thus dying for us, and the innumerable benefits which by bis precious blood-shedding he hath obtained for us, he hafh instituted and ordained holy Mysteries, as pledges of his lore, and for a continual remembrance of ha death, to our great and endless comfort. To him therefore, with the Father, ssd the Holy Ghost, let us give, as we are most bounden, continual thanks; n'

ting ourselves wholly to his holy will and
pleasure, and studying to serve him in
true holiness and righteousness, all the
days of our life. ./men.
TT Then shall the Bishop say to those who
come to receive the Communion,

YE who do truly and earnestly repent
you of your sins, and are in love and
charity with your neighbors, and intend
to lead a new life. following the com-

that believe in hint should not perish, but have everlasting lite. St. John Ui. 16.

Hear also what St. Paul saith.

This is a true saying, and worthy of all men to be received, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. 1 Tim. i. 15.

Hear also what St. John saith.

If any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righ.ew ate, tuiiowmg ine com- teous aml be is the propitiation for our i of God and walking frora|^ 'i y04** U.1,2.

henceforth in his holy ways; draw near with faith, and take this holy Sacrament to your comfort-, and make your humble confession to Almighty God, devoutly Kneeling.

V Then shall this general Confession be matte by the Bishop and all those who are misled to receive the Holy Commu* rucm, humbly kneeling. 4 LMIGHTY God, Father of our Lord J\. Jesus Christ, Maker of all things, J udge of all men; we acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, which we from time to time most grievously have committed, by thought, word, and deed, against thy divine Majesty; provoking most justly thy wrath and indignation against Up. We do earnestly repent^ and are heartily sorry for these our misdoings; the remembrance of them is grievous unto us; thehurthenof them is intolerable. Have mercy upon as, have tncrcy upon us, aaost merciful Father: for thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ's sake, forgive us all that is past; and grant, that we may ever hereafter serve and please thee in newness of life, to the honour and glory of thy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Any u

1 Then shift the Bishop stand up, and turning to the People, say,

ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, who, of his great mercy, hath promised forgiveness of sins to all those who with hearty repentance and true faith turn unto him, have mercy u1,.*n you; p-irdon and deliver you from all your sins; conf,rm .a,.t strengthen you in all goodness; and iuing yon to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

IT Then shall the Wshop say, H«ir what comfortable words bur Saviour Christ saith unto ill who truly turn to him.

COME unto me, all ye that travail and are heavy laden, and 1 will refresh you. St. Matt, li 28.

So God loved the world, that he gave oia only begotten Son, to the end. that all,

T After which the Bishop shall proceed,
Lift up your hearts.
Answer. We lift them up unto the

Bishop. Let us give thanks unto our Lord God.

Answer. It is meet and right so to do.

IT Then shall the Bishop turn to the Lord's

Table, and say,

'O' is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we should at all times, and

in all places, c^ive thanks unto thee, O

Lord, ["Holy Father,} Almighty, everlast F

ing God.

IT Here shall follow the proper Preface, according to the time, if there be any specially appointed ; or else immediately shall be said or sung by the Bishop and P'oplt,

THEREFORE with Angels and Archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious name; evermore praising- thee, and say> ing, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Host'-; heaven and earth are full of thy glory: Glory be to thee, O Lord Most High. Amen.


Yo u, Christmas-day, and seven tiw;s


BECAUSE thou didst give Jesus Christ, thine only Son, to be born as at this £me for us; who, by the operatortion of the Holy Ghost, was made very man, of the substance of the Virgin Mary his Mother; and that without spot of sin, to make us clean from all sin: Therefore with Angels, fyc. t Upon Karttr-Dny, and seven Days after.

BUT chiefly are we bound to praise thee for "the glorious resurrection of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord: For he is the very Paschal Lamb, which was offered for us, and hath taken away the sin of the world ; who by his death hath destroyed death, and, by hip rising to life again, hath restored to useverktsting life: Therefore with angels, fyc.

* These words, 'Holy Father,1 fciustAe omitted on Trinity Sunday.

IT Upon Ascension Day, and stvtn Days after.

THROUGH thy most dearly beloved Sou Jesus Christ our Lord; who,after l,is most glorious resurrection, manifestly appeared to all his Apostles, and in their sight ascended up into heaven, to firefKireapLace lor us; iliat where he is, thither we might also ascend, and reign >ith him in glory: Therefore with an

fl Upon Whitsunday, and six Days after,

TIROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord; according to whose most true promise, the Holy Ghost came down as at tliis' time from heaven, with a sudden great sound, as it had heen a mighty wind, in the likeness of fiery tongues, lighting upon the Apostles, to teach them, ami to lead them to all truth; giving them both the gift of divers languages, and also boldness,with fervent zen'., constantly to preach the Gospel unto all nations; whereby we have been brought out of darkness and error, into the clear light and true knowledge of thee, and of thy Sun Jesus Christ: Therefore with angels, 4ec.

t Upon the Feast of Trinity onfy, may be said,

WHO art one God, one Lord; not one only person, but three persons in one substance: For that which we believe of the glory of the Father, the same we believe of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, without any difference or inequality: Therefore with angels, iec . 41 Or else this may be said, the words Holy Father being retained in the introductory Address. FOR the precious death and merits of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, and for the sending to us of the Holy Ghost <he Comforter ; who are one with thee in thy eternal Godhead: Therefore with angels, tec.

U Then shall the Bishop, kneeling down at the Lord's Table, say, in the name of all those who shall receive the Communion, this prayer following t

WE do not presume to come to this thy Table, 0 merciful Lord, trusting in nur own righteousness, but in thy manifold and great mercies. We are not worthy so much as to gatlver up the crumbs under thy Table. But thou art the same Lord, whose property is always to have mercy: Grant us therefore, gracious Lord, so to eat the flesh of thy dear Son Jesus Christ, and to drink his blood, that our sinful bodies may be mart* clean by his bodv, and our souls Washed through his most jtrcdous bkiud,

and that we may evermore dwell In him,

and he in us. Amen.

IT When the Bishop, standing before the Tablt\ hath so ordered the Bread and Wine, that he may with the more read,ness and decency break the Bread before the PeopU\ and take the Cup into his hands; he shall say the Prayer of Cor.secratton, asfolloweth:)

ALL glory be to thee, Almighty God, our heavenly Father, for that thou, of thy tender mercy, didst give thine only Son Jesus Christ to suffer death upon the cross for our redemption; who made there, by bis one oblation of hin> self once offered, a full, perfect, and suf ficientsacrifice,oblation, and satisfaction, for the sins of the whole world; and. li . institute, and in his holy Gospel command us to continuea perpetual memoir of that his precious death and sacrifice until his coming again: for, in the uighi in which be was betrayed, (a) he took bread; fa.) Here tht and when he had given Bishop is ts thanks, (/,) lie brake it, take the Pate* and give it to his disci- into his hands. pies, saying, Take, eat, (r) (b) And kert this is my Body, which is to break tht given for you; Do this Breach in remembrance of roe, (c) And her' Likewise,afiersupper,(*fj to lay his ha* J. he took the cup; and upon ali tit when he had given Bread. thanks, he gave it to (d) Here mem them, saying, Drink ye to takx tht Cuj all of this; for (,) this is into his hansbiny Blood of the New (e) And At Testament, which is shed he is to lay ku for you, and for many, hands upon trior the remission of sins: cry Vessel h Do this as oft as ye which then v shall drink it, in remem- any Wine to I brance of me. consecrated.

WHEREFORE, O T. nu" Lord and hea- Tke Oblation. venly Fatlier, according to the insulation of thy dearly beloved Son our Saviour Jesus Christ, we, thy humble xr vain-, do celebrate and make here In-fan thy divine Majesty, with these thy boN gifts, which we now offer unto ih*-e. ue memorial thy Son hath comma ruled ■, to make; having in remembrance t , blessed passion and precious death, !,mighty resurrection and glorious asmsion; rendering unto thee nutst hr*m thanks for the innumerable bem-fits procured unto us by the same. And we nasi humblv heseech thee. O «,, merciful Father, to hea- l" l***uhm. us; and of thy Almighty gondnw, vouchsafe to .bless and sanctify, with thr Word nnd Holy Spirit, these thy yifu and creatures of bread and wine; tiui

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