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Grant us grace so to follow thy blessed Saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those unspeakable joys, which thou hast prepared for them that unfeignedly love thee; thro' Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. For the Epistle. Rev. vii. 2. ND I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God; and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth, and the sea, saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. And I heard the number of them which were sealed; and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand, of all the tribes of the children of Israel. Of the tribe of Juda were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nephthali were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Symeon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand.
Of the tribe of Isachar were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand. After this I beheld, and lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; and cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders, and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, saying, Amen; Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.
The Gospel. St. Matth. v. 1.
ESUS, seeing the multitudes, went up into a mountain; and when he was set, his disciples came unto him. And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, Blessed are the poor in spirit: for their's is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are
they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peace-makers: for they shall be called the chil
dren of God. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for their's is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad; for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
THE ORDER OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE LORD'S SUPPER,
* So many as intend to be partakers of the holy Communion shall signify their names to the Curute, at least some time the day before. • And if any of those be an open and motorious evil liver, or have done any wrong to his neighbours by icord or deed, so that the Congregation be thereby offended; the Curate, huring knowledge thereof, shall cull him and adrertise him, that in any wise he presume not to come to the Lord's Table, until he hath openly declared himself to hure truly repented and amended his former naughty life, that the Congregation may o be satisfied, orhich before trere offended; and that he hath recompensed the parties, to whom he huth done wrong; or at least declare himself to be in full purpose so to do, as soon as he conveniently may. * The same order shall the Curate use with those betwirt whom he perceireth malice and hatred to reign; not suffering them to be purtakers of the Lord's Table, until he know then to be reconciled. And if one of the parties so at rariance be content to forgire from the bottom of his heart all that the other hath trespassed against him, and to make amends for that he himself hath offended; and the other party will not be persuaded to a godly unity, but remain still 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. Prorided that ever Minister so repelling any, as is specified in this, or the next precedent Paragraph of this Rubrick, shall be obliged to give un account of the same to the Ordinary cithin fourteen days after at the furthest. And the Ordinary shall proceed against the offending person according to the Canon. * The Table, at the Communion-time huring a fair white linen cloth upon it, skall stand in the Body of the Church, or in the Chancel, where Morning and Evening Prayer are appointed to be said. And the Priest standing at the No. of the Table shall say the Lord's Prayer, with the Collect following, the people kneeling.
UR Father, which art in
heaven, Hallowed be
thy Name. Thy kingdom
come. Thy will be done in
earth, As it is in heaven. Give
us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation ; But deliver us from evil. Amen.