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'T Upon Easter Day, and seven Days three persons in one substances

For that wbich we believe of the BUT chiefly are we bound to preise thee for the glorious glory of the Father, the same we

believe of the Son, and of the resurrection of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord: For he is the Holy Ghost, without any differ very Paschal Lamb, which was

ence or inequality : Therefore offered for us, and hath taken with Angels, ' &c.

1 Or else this may be said, the words away the sin of the world; who

(Holy, Father) being retained in the by his death hath destroyed death, introductory Address. and, by his rising to life again. FOR the

precious death and hath restored to us everlasting merits of thy Son Jesus Christ ife : Therefore with Angels, &c. our Lord, and for the sending to * Upon Ascension Day, and seoen Days jus of the Holy Ghost the Comafter.

forter ; who are one with thee in THROUGH thy most dearly, thy eternal Godhead: Therefore

beloved Son Jesus Christ our with Angels, &c. Lord; who, after his most glori- « Then shall the Priest, kneeling down ous resurrection, manifestly ap at the Lord's Table, say, in the name of peared to all his apostles, and in all those who shall reoeive the Centtheir sight ascended up into bea- menion, this prayer following: ven, to prepare a place

for us ; that We do not presume to come to where he is, thither we might also this thy Table, 0 merciful ascend, and reign with him in Lord, trusting in our own righteglory : Therefore with Angels, &c. ousness, but in thy manifold and Upon Whitsunday, and six Days after. great mercies. We are not worTHROUGH Jesus Christ our

thy so much as to gather up the

But Lord ; according to whose crumbs under thy Table. most true promise, the Holy

thou art the same Lord, whose Ghost came down as at this time property is always to have mer. from heaven, with a sudden great Lord, so to eat the flesh of thy

cy: Grant us therefore, gracious sound, as it had been a mighty dear Son Jesus Christ, and to wind, in the likeness of fiery drink his blood, that our sinful tongues, lighting upou the Apostles to teach them, and to lead bodies may be made clean by his them to all truth ; 'giving them body, and our souls washed both the gift of divers languages, and that we may evermore dwell

through his most precious blood. and also boldness with fervent zeal, constantly to preach the

in him, and he in us. Amen. gospel unto all nations; whereby" When the Priest, standing before the we have been brought out of Table, hath so ordered the Bread and

Wine, that he may with the more readarkness and error, into the clear diness and decency break the Bread light and true knowledge of thee, before the people, and take the Cup and of thy Son Jesus Christ :

into his hands; he shall suy the Prayer Therefore with Angels, &c.

of Consecration, as followeth . T Upon the Feast of Trinity only, may ALL glory be to thee, Almigh

ty God, our heavenly Father, WHO art one God, one Lord; for that thou, of thy tender mer

not one only person, butlcy, didst give thine only Son Je

The I noocation.


sus Christ to suffer death upon the memorial thy Srin hatn comthe cross for our redemption; who manded us to make; baving in made there (by bis one oblation remembrance his blessed passion of himself once offered) a full, and precious death, bis enig hly reperfect, and sufficient sacrifice, surrection and glorious ascenoblation, and satisfaction, for the sion; rendering unto thee most sins of the wbole world: and did bearty thanks, for the innumera institute, and in his holy gospel ble benefits procured unto us by command us to continue à perpe- the same. tual memory of that his precious

And we most humdeath and sacrifice until bis com

bly beseech thee, O ing again : For in the night in merciful Father, to hear us; and which he was be

of thy Almighty goodness, vouchtrayed (a, be took (a) Here the safe to bless and sanctify, with thy bread; and when he private to take Word and Holy Spirit, these thy bad given thanks, his hands. gifts and creatures of bread and (6) he brake it, (b) And here wine; that we, receiving them and give it to bis dis to break


according to thy Son our Saviour ciples, saying, Take,

Jesus Christ's holy institution, in eat, (c) This is my (c) And here remembrance of his Death and Body, which is giv- toplory his handie Passion, may be partakers of his en for you; Do ihis upon all the

most blessed Body and Blood. in remembrance of

And we earnestly desire thy fame. Likewise after

therly goodness, mercifully to acsupper (d) he took (d) Here he is cept this our sacrifice of praise the cup; and when to take the car and thanksgiving; most humbly he had given thanks,

beseeching thee to grant, that by he gave it to them,

the merits and death of thy Son saying, Drink ye all

Jesus Christ, and through faith of this ; for (e), (e) And here in his blood, we, and all thy whole This is iny Blood, of he mi to lay kis Church, may obtain remission of the New Testament, Vessel in which our sins, and all other benefits of which is shed for there is

any his passion. And here we offer you, and for many, secrated.

Wine to be con- and present unto thee, O Lord, for the remission of

ourselves, our souls, and bodies, sins : Do this as oft

to be a reasonable, holy, and livas ye shall drink it,

ing sacrifice unto thee; bumbly in remembrance of

beseeching thee, that we, and all

others who shall be partakers of The Oblation. WHEREFORE, O this holy Communion, may wor

Lord and hea- thily receive the most precious venly Father, according to the Body and Blood of thy Son Jesus institution of thy dearly beloved Christ, be filled with thy grace Son our Saviour Jesus Christ, we, and heavenly benediction, and thy humble servants, do celebrate made one body with him, that he and make here before thy divine may dwell in them, and they in Majesty, with these thy holy gifts, him. And although we are un. which we now offer unto thee, worthy, through our manifol,

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Feasts and Fasts, &c.

shall say,

sins, to offer unto thee any sacri-l Prayer, the People reporting after him fice; yet we beseech thee to ac

coery petition cept this our bounden duty and OUR Father, who art in Heaservice, not weighing our merits,

ven, Hallowed be thy Name; but pardoning our offences : Thy Kingdom come; thy will

be done on Earth, as it is in Heathrough Jesus Christ our Lord by whom, and with whom, inven'; Give us this day our daily the unity of the Holy Ghost, ali bread; And forgive us our treshonour and glory be unto thee, o passes, as we forgive those who Father Almighty, world without trespass against us ; Aad lead us end. Amen.

not into temptation; But deliver

us from evil: For thine is the 1 Here shall be sung a Hymn, or Part of a Hymn, from the selection for the kingdom, and the Power, and

the Glory, For ever and ever. Then shall the Priest first receive the

Amen. Communion in both kinds himself, and proceed to deliver the same to the Bi 1 After shall be said as followeth : shops, Priestes, and oppose acomian dim like ALMIGHTY and everliving that, to the People also in order, into

God, we most heartily thank their hands, all devoutly kneeling: thee, for that thou dost vouchAnd when he delivereth the Bread, he safe to feed us who have duly re

ceived these holy Mysteries, with THE body of our Lord Jesus the spiritual food of the most pre

Christ, which was given for cious Body and Blood of thy Son thee, preserve thy body and soul our Saviour Jesus Christ; and unto everlasting life : Take and dost assure us thereby of thy fa eat this in remembrance that vour and goodness towards us ; Christ died for thee, and feed on and that we are very members in him in thy heart by faith, with

corporate in the mystical body of thanksgiving

thy Son, which is the blessed 1 And the Minister who delivereth the Cup, shall say,

company of all faithful people; THE blood of our Lord Jesus and are also heirs through hope of

Christ, which was shed for thy everlasting kingdom, by the thee, preserve thy body and soul merits of the most precious death unto everlasting life : Drink this and passion of thy dear Son. And an remembrance that Christ's we most humbly beseech thee, O blood was shed for thee, and be heavenly Father, so to assist us thankful.

with thy grace, that we may con1 If the consecrated Bread and Wine betinue in that holy fellowship, and spent before all have communicated, the do all such good works as thou Priest is to consecrate more, according hast prepared for us to walk in, to the form before prescribed; beginning at - All glory be to thee, Al- through Jesus Christ our Lord; mighty God-and ending with these to whom with thee and the Holy words--Partakers of his most blessed Ghost, be all honour and glory, Body and Blood. When all have communicated, the Mi-world without end. Amen. nister shall return to the Lord's Table, Then shall be said or sung, all standing. and reverently place upon it what remainsth of the consecrated Elements,

Gloria in excelsis, or some proper

Hymn from the selection. odoering the same with a fair Linen

GLOŘY be to God on high, and Thon shall the Minister sorg the Lord's on earth peace, good will to


wards men. We praise thee, we GRANT, we beseech thee, Albless thee, we worship thee, we mighty God, that the words glorify thee, we give thanks to which we have heard this day i thee for thy great glory, O Lord with our outward ears, may, God, heavenly King, God the through thy grace, be so grafted Father Almighty.

inwardly in our hearts, that they O Lord, the only begotten Son may bring forth in us the fruit of Jesus Christ ; 0 Lord God, Lamb good living; to the honour and of God, Son of the Father, that praise of thy name, through Je takest away the sins of the world, sus Christ our Lord. Amen. have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the sins of the worla, DIRECT us, O Lord, in all our

doings, with thy most gracious have mercy upon us. Thou that favour, and further us with thy takest away the sins of the world, continual help; that in all our receive our prayer, Thou that works begun, continued, and end-sittest at the right hand of God ed in thee, we may glorify thy hothe Father, have mercy upon name ; and finally, by thy mer

For thou only art holy; thou cy,obtain everlasting life, through only at the Lord; thou only, o Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most High in the glory of God ALMIGHTY God, the founthe Father. Amen.

tain of all wisdom, who know1 Then the Priest (the Bishop, if he be est our necessities before we ask,

present )shall let thom depart with this and our ignorance in asking ; we blessing:

beseech thee to have compassion THE peace of God, which pass upon our infirmities; and those

eth all understanding, keep things which for our unworthiyour hearts and minds in the ness we dare not, and for our knowledge and love of God, and blindness we cannot ask, vouch. of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord: safe to give us, for the worthiness And the blessing of God Al. Jof thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. mighty, the Father, the Son, and Amen. the Holy Ghosi, be imongat you, and remain with you always!! ALMIGHTY God, who hast Amen.

promised to hear the petitions Collects that may be suic inter se Call of those who ask in thy Son's lects of Morring, or Extring Prayer, nevae; we heseech thee merci. or Communion, ui ihe viscretion of the fully to incline thine ears to us

Minister. ASSIST us mercifully. O Lord, who have now made our prayers

in these our supplications and and supplications unto thee; and prayers; and dispose the way of grant, that those things which we thy servants towards the attain

have faithfully asked according ment of everlasting salvation

to thy will, may effectually be that among all the changes and obtained ; to the relief of our nechances of this mortal life, they cessity, and to the setting forth

of thy glory, through Jesus may ever be defended by thy

Christ our

Lord. Amen. most gracious and ready help, through Jesus Christ our Lord." Upon the Sundays and other Holy Days

(if there be no Sermon or Communion> Amen

shall be said all that is appointed at the

Communion, unto the end of the Gospel, not be carried out of the Church'; but concluding with the Blessing. And if the Minister and other Communicants any of the consecrated Bread and Wine shall, imniediately after the Blessings remain after the Communion, it shall reverently cạt and drink the same.

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To be used in the Church.

7-The People are to be admonished, that it is most condenient that Baptism should not

be administered but upon Sundays and other Holy Days, or Prayer Days. No cuertheless (if necessity so require ) Baptism may be administered upon any other

day. There shall be for every Male

Child to be baptized, when they can be had, two God fathers and one Godmother; and for every

Female, one Godfather and two Goch mothers; and Parents shall be admitted as Sponsors, if it be desired. I When there are Children to be baptized, the Parents or Sponsors shall give knoruledge thereof, b«fore the beginning of Morning Prayer, to the Minister. And then the Godfathers und Godmothers, and the People with the Children, must be ready at the Font, either immediately after the last Lesson at Morning Prayer, or se immediately after the last Lesson at Evening Prayer, as the Minister, by his Discrea

tion, shall appoint. And the Minister coming to the Font (which is then to be filled i witb pure Water) and standing there, shall say,

Hath this Child been already baptized, or no ?

If they answer, No; then shall the Minister proceed, as followeth. DEARLY beloved, forasmuch through the Red Sea, figuring

as all men are conceived and thereby thy holy Baptism; and by born in sin; and our Saviour the Baptism of tby well-beloved Clirist saith, None can enter into Son Jesus Christ in the river Jorthe kingdom of God, except he dan, didst sanctify water, to the be regenerate and born anew of mystical washing away of sin; we Water and of the Holy Ghost; I beseech thee, for thine infinite beseech you to call upon God the mercies, that thou wilt mercifully Father, through our Lord Jesus look upon this Child; wash him, Christ, that of his bounteous mera and sanctify him with the Holy cy, he will grant to this Child that Ghost ; that he, being delivered which by nature he cannot have ; from thy wrath, may be received that he may be baptized with Wa-into the Ark of Christ's Church ter and the Holy Ghost, and re- and being steadfast in faith, joyful ceived into Christ's holy Church, through hope, and rooted in cha. and be made a living member of rity, may so pass the waves of this the same.

troublesome world, that finally he I Then shall the Minister say, may come to the land of everLet us pray

lasting life; there to reign with ALMIGHTY and everlasting thee, world without end, through

God, who, of thy great mercy, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. didst save Noah and his family in the Ark from perishing by, wa- ALMIGHTY and immortal God. ter; and also didst safely lead the the aid of all who need, the Bildrun of Israel thy people helper of all who dee to thee for

T Or this.

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