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provoke him to plague us with divers diseases, and sundry kinds of death. Judge therefore yourselves, brethren, , that ye be not judged of the Lord; repent you truly for your fins palt ; have a lively and stedfast faith in Chrift our Saviour; amend your lives, and be in perfeů charity with all men; so fhall ye be meet partakers of those holy mysteries. And above all things ye must give most humble and hearty thanks to God the Father, the Son, and the Iloly Ghost, for the redemption of the world by the death and passion of our Saviour Christ, both God and man; who did humble himself, even to the death upon the cross, for us miserable {mers, who lay in darkness and the shadow of death, that he might make us the children of God, and exalt us to everlasting life. And to the end that we thould alway remember the exceeding great love of our Master and only Saviour Jefus Christ, thus dying for us, and the indumerable benefits which by his precious blood-thedding he hath obtained to us; he hath instiluted and ordained holy myfteries, as pledges of his love, and for a continual remembrance of his death, to our great and endless comfort. To him therefore, with the Father, and the Holy Ghost, let us give (as we are most bounded) continual thanks; submitting ourselves wholly to his holy will and pleasure, and studying to serve him in true holiness and righteousnefs all the days of our life. Amen. 1 Then fall the Priest say to them that come to receive the holy Communion; E that do truly and earnestly repent you of your

fins, and are in love and charity with your neighbours, and intend to lead a new life, following the commandments of God, and walking from henceforth in his holy ways; Draw near with faith, and take this holy Sacrament to your comfort; and make your humble confeslion to Almighty God, meekly kneeling upon your knees.


Ye that da, &c.). This prayer (with a trifling difference at the end of it) occurs in the first prayer-book of Edward Vith, but is placed after the confecration prayer. It was composed from forms in the liturgies of St. Chryfoftom and St. Basil.

Then shall this general Confession be made, in the name of all those that are minded to receive the boly Communion, by one of the Ministers; both he and all the People krecl. ing bumbly upon their knees, and saying ; Lmighty God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Maker of all things, Judge of all men; We acknowledge and bewail our manifold fins and wickedness, Which we, from time to time, most grievously have come mitted, By thought, word, and deed, Against thy Divine Majesty, Provoking molt justly thy wrath and indignation against us. We do earnestly repent, And are heartily forry for these our misdoings; The remembrance of them is grievous unto us; The burden of them is intolerable. Have mercy upon us, Have mercy upon us, molt mereiful Father; For thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ's fake, 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. Amen.

T Then swall the Priest (or the Bishop, being present) stand

up, and turning himself to the People, pronounce this Absolution; A

great mercy hath promised forgiveness of sins to all them that, with hearty repentance and true faith, turn unto him; Have mercy upon you; pardon and deliver you from all your fins; confirm and strengthen you in all goodness, and bring you to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then shall the Priest say, Hear what comfortable words our Saviour Christ faith anto all that truly turn to him.

The Holy Communion] After these words, this rubric contained the following, till the review 1662 : 4 Either by one of them, (viz. the congregation) or else by one of the Ministers, or by the Prieft himself, &c."

The Abfolution] This form was composed at the Reformation, and introduced as it at present ftands, in Edward VIth's first book,

HOME unto me, all ye that travail and are heavy la.

den, and I will refresh you. St. Matthew xi. 28. So God loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten Son, to the end that all that believe in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. St. John iii. 16.

Hear also what Saint Paul faith. This is a true faying, and worthy of all men to be received, That Christ Jesus came into the world to fave finners. 1 Timothy i. 15.

Hear also what Saint John saith. If any man fin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the propitiation for our fins.

i St. John ii. 1. 2.

After which the Priest shall proceed, saying, Lift up your hearts. Answer. We lift them up unto the Lord. Priest. Let us give thanks unto our Lord God. Answer. It is meet and right so to do. Then shall the Priest turn to the Lord's Table, and say, T is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we


thee, O Lord, Holy Father, Almighty Everlasting God. (Thefe words “ Holy Father” must be omitted on Trinity Sunday.]

Here shall follow the proper Preface, according to the time, if there be any specially appointed: or else immediately shall follow, "HEREFORE with Angels and Archangels, and with

Lift up, &c.] These four versicles are found in the Anaphora of St. Basil; the Liturgies of St. Chryfoftom; and St. Cyril Renaudot, tom. i. d. 13, 28, 40. Indeed the whole of what remains of the Communion Service (with little difference) is to be found in the Liturgy of St. Chrysostom; and the Catech. Myftag. of St. Cyril, s.

It is very meet, &c.] In Edward VIth's first book, these prefaces occurred before the invitation, “ Ye that do truly, &c.” the confession and abfolution. In his second prayer-book, they were placed as they now stand.

Therefore with Angels, &c.] This fublime form was borrowed from the Greek Liturgies. It is called the Trifagion, or Seraphic Hymo; the

thy glorious Name; evermore praising thee, and saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts, heaven and earth are full of thy glory: Glory be to thee, O Lord most High. Amen.

Upon Christmas-Day, and seven days after.
ECAUSE thou didst give Jesus Christ thine only

Son to be born as at this time for us; who, by the operation of the Holy Ghost, was made very man of the substance of the Virgin Mary his mother; and that without spot of fin, to make us clean from all fin. Therefore with Angels, &c.

Upon Easter-Day, and seven days after.
UT chiefly are we bound to praise thee for the glo- .

rious Resurrection of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord: for he is the very Pafchal Lamb, which was offered for us, and hath taken away the fin of the world; who by his death hath destroyed death, and by his rising to life again hath restored to us everlasting life. Therefore with Angels, &c.

Upon Ascension-Day, and seven days after. HROUGH thy most dearly Jesus

Christ our Lord; who after his most glorious resurrection manifestly appeared to all his Apostles, and in their fight ascended up into heaven to prepare a place for us; that where he is, thither we might also ascend, and reign with him in glory. Therefore with Angels, &c.

Upon Whit-Sunday, and six days after. THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord; according to

whose most true promise, the Holy Ghost came down as at this time from heaven with a sudden great sound, as it had been a mighty wind, in the likeness of fiery tongues, lighting upon the Apostles, to teach them, latter part of which, from “ Holy, &c.” was sung in full chorus by the Prieft and congregation. The prefaces were adopted from the Ronish Missal, in which there are ten for particular feasts.


and to lead them to all truth; giving them both the gift of divers languages, and also boldness with fervent zeal 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 Son Jesus Christ. Therefore with Angels, &c.

Upon the Feast of Trinity only.
HO 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, &c. After each of which Prefaces fivall immediatcly be

fung or said, THE "HEREFORE with Angels and Archangels, and with

all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious Name; evermore praising thee, and saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts, heaven and earth are full of thy glory: Glory be to thee, O Lord moft High. Amen. I Then shall the Pricft, knecling down at the Lord's Ta

ble, foy in the name of all them that shall receive the Communion, this Prayer following:

E do presume to come this

but in thy manifold and great mercies; we are not

Then fall the Priest, &c.] This rubric is the same in Edward VIth's first book, except that the word board occurs instead of table. The remainder of the service (which was arranged as it now stands in his second book) is so different, that the only way of pointing out its variations, without perplexity, will be to present the reader with a view of the whole from the beginning to the end. “ first then come the Epistle; the Gospel; the Nicene Creed; then the Exhortation to be used at the Communion; and afthat stands the Exhortation to be used on some day before: then the Sentences, the Lauds, Anthem, and Prefaces; the Prayer for the whole State of Christ's Church, with the Prayer of Confecration; the Prayer of Oblation (of which hereafter;) the Lord's Prayer, with this introduction,

ir Saviour Christ hath commanded and taught us, we are bound finy, Our Fatber. After which the Priest was to say, The peace of the Lord be alavays with you: Tbe Clerks, And with thy Spirit. Then the Priest, Cyrill our Pasibal Lumb is offered for us, once for all, when he

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