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muling ourselves wholly to his holy will and that believe in him should not perish,
pleasure, and studying to serve hina in but have everlasting life. St. John iii. 16 true holiness and righteousness, all the Hear also what St. Paul saith. days of our life. Amen.
This is a true saying, and worthy of I Then shall the Bishop say to those who all men to be received, that Christ Jesus come to receive the Communion, came into the world to save sinners.
who do truly and earnestly repentsi Tim. i. 15.
you of your sins, and are in love Hear also what St. John saith, and charity with your neighbours, and If any man sin, we have an Advocate intend to lead a new life, following the with the Father, Jesus Christ the rightcoinmandınents of God, and walkingseous; and he is the propitiation for our from henceforth in his holy ways; draw sins. 1 John ij. 1, 2. near with faith, and take this holy Sa-1 After which the Bishop shall proceed, crament to your comfort; and inake
saying, your humble confession to Almighty Lift up your hearts. God, devoutly kneeling.
Answer. We list them up unto the Ji T'hen shull this general Confession be Lord.
made by the Bishop and all those who Bishop. Let us give thanks unto our 1
are minded to receive the Holy Com-Lord God. munion, humbly kneeling.'
Answer. It is meet and right so to do. A LMIGHTY God, Father of our Lord : Then shall the Bishop turn to the
Jesus Christ, Maker of all things, Lord's Table, and say, Judge of all men; we acknowledge and TT is very meet, right, and our hounden 38 bewail our manifold sips and wicked duty, that we should at alı times,
ness, which we from time to time most and in all places, give thanks unto thee, prievously have committed, by thought, Lord, [* Holy Father,] Almighty, everword, and deed, against thy divine Ma- lasting God. jesty, provoking most justly thy
wrath T Here shall follow the proper Preface, and indignation against us.
We do according to the time, if there be any carnestly repent, and are heartily sorry specially appointed; or else immediate* for these our misdoings; the remem ty shall be said or sụng by the Pishop brance of them is grievous unto us; the
and People, burthen of thein is intolerable. Haven mercy upon us, have mercy upon us,
Archangels, and with all the come most merciful Father: for thy Son our pany of heaven, we laud and magnify
Lord Jesus Christ's sake, forgive us all thy glorious name; evermore praising that is past; and grant, that we may
ever thee, and saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord Hereafter serve and please thee in new-God' of Hosts; heaven and earth are peas of life, to the honour and glory of full of thy glory: Glory be to thce, o thy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord, Most High. Amon.
IT PROPER PREFACES. 1 Then shall the Bishop stand up, and T Upon Christmas-day, and seven days. turning to the People, say,
after. LMIGHTY God, our heavenly Fa
Christ, thine only Son, to be born promised forgiveness of sins to all those as at this time for us; who, by the ope
who with hearty repentance and true ration of the Holy Ghost, was made very => faith turp unto iiim, have mercy upon man, of the substance of the Virgin * you: pardon and deliver you from all Mary his Mother; and that without spot
Your sins; confirm and strengthen you in of sin, to make us clean from all sin:
UT chiefly are we bound to praise Hear what comfortable words our * Baviour
Christ saith unto all who truly thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord: For he Hirn to him.
is the very Paschal Lamb, which was ofCOME unto me, all ye that travel
and fered for us, and hath taken away the are heavy laden, and I will refresh sin
of the world; who by his death hath you, St. Matt. xi. 28.
destroyed death, and by his rising to life So God loved the world, that he gave again, hath restored io us evni lasing lle only begotten Son, to the end that all life: Therefore
with angels, &c. * These words • Holy Father,' must be omitted on Trinity Sunday.
5 Cord. Amen.
T Upon Ascension-day, and seven days and that we may evermore dwell
the Son Jesus Christ cur Lord; who, Table, hath so ordered the Bread and after his niost glorious resurrection, ina Wine, Ikat he may with the more reada nifestly appeared to all his Apostles, and ness and decency dreak the Bread be in their sight ascended up into leaven, fore the People, and take the Cup into to prepare a place for us; that where his hands;
he shall say the Pruger of he is, thither we might also ascend, and Consecration, as followeth: teigut with him in glory: Therefore with Alorry beltoftheAforizhar God Upon Whitsunday, and siz days of thy tender mercy, diást give thine after.
only son Jesus Christ to sutier death according to whose most true pro- made there, by his own oblation of hin, mise, the Holy Ghost came down as at selfonce otfered, a full, perfect, and sufthis time froin heaven, with a sudden fficient sacrifice, oblation, and satisfaca great sound, as it had been a mighty lion, for the sins of the whole world; and wind, in the likeness of fiery tongues, did institute, and in his holy Gospel comlighting upon the Apostles, to teach mand us to continue a perpetual ienjory them, and to lead them to all truth; of that his precious death and sacrifice giving them both the gift of divers lan-until his coming aga n: for, in the night guages, and also boldness, with fervent in which he was betray, Zeal, constantly to preach the Gospelled, (a) lię took bread; (a) Here the unto all nations; whereby we have been and when he had given Bishop is to brought out of darkness and error, into thanks, (l) he brake il, take the Paten the clear light and true knowledge of and give it to his disciples, into his hands, thee; and of thy Son Jesus Christ: saying, Takc, eat, (c) (b) .And here Therefore with angels, &c.
this is my body, which is to break the T Upon the Feast of Trinity only, may in remembrance of me.
given for you: Do this Bread. 1 be said,
(c) .And here
Likewise, after supper, talayhis hands
HO art one God, one Lord; not
(d) he took the cup; and upon all the
(d) Herehen same we believe of the Son, and of the them, saying, Drink ye to take the Cup Huly Ghost, without any difference or
all of this; for (e) this is into his hands, inequality: 'Therefore with angels, &c. Tesiament, which is he is to lay his
mry Blood of the New (e) And here 1 Or else this may be said, the words shed for you, and for hands upon payan
Holy Father being retained in the introductory Address.
miany, for the remission ery vessel in
of sins: Do this as oft as which there is TOR the precious death and merits FON of ihy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, membrance of me.
yé shah drink it, in re- any l'ine to be
consecrated. Ghost the Comforter ; who are one with WH
The Oblation thee in thy eternal Godhead: Therefore venly Father
, according to the institu with angels, &c.
tion of thy dearly beloved Son our Ex! Then shall the Bishop, kneeling down viour Jesus Christ, we, thy humble ser
at the Lord's 'Table, say, in the name vants, do celebrate and make here before of all those who shall receive the thy divine Majesty, witli these thy holy Cornmunion, this prayer following: gifts, which we now offer unto tlice, tlie
TE do not presume to come to this inemorial thy Son hath commanded sur ing in our own righteousness, but in thy blessed passion and precious death, his manifold and great mercies. We are mighty resurrection and glorious asceu not worthy so much as to gather up the sion rendering unto the most hearty crumbs under thy Table. But thou art thanks for the innuinerable benefits prothe same Lord, whose property is al-cured unto us by the sanje. And we wont ways to have mercy: Grant us therefore, humbly beseech thee, gracious Lord, so to eat the flesh of thy O mercitul Father, to
The Inrocation. dcar Son Jesus Christ, and to drink his hear us; and of thy Almighty
gondness blood, that our sinful bodies may be vouchsafe to bless and sanctify, willik made'clean by his body, and our souls Word and Holy
Spirit, these thy gite washed through his most precious blood, and creatures of bread and wine; the
Twe, receiving them according to thy cording to the Form before prescribed;
Sonour Saviour Jesus Christ's holy in beginning at-All glory be to thee,
ntitution, in remembrance of his Death Almighty God-and ending with these E and Passion, may be partakers of his words-Partakers of his most blessed
most blessed Body and Blood. And we Body and Blood. 21 earnestly desire thy fatherly goodness, T When all have communicated, the 2 mercifully to accepi this our sacrifice of
Bishop shall return to the Lord's T'apraise and thanksgiving ; most hunibly ble, and reverently place upon it what
beseeching thee to grant, that by the remaineth of the consecrated Ele by merits and death of thy Son Jesus Christ, ments, covering the same with a fair
and through faith in his blood, we, and Linen Cloth. all thy whole Church, may obtain remis- 1 Then shall the Bishop say the Lord's
sion of our sins, and all other benefits of Prayer, the People repeating after this passion. And here we offer and pre him every petition. nuls, and bodies , to be a reasonable, o lowed bethy
Name; Thy Kingdom u boly, and living sacrifice unto thee: come; Thy will be done on Earth, as it Se dumbly beseeching thee, that we, and is in Heaven; Give us this day our daily
all others who shall be partakers of this bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as si !cy Communion, may worthily receive we forgive those who trespass against
The most precious Body and Blood of si thy Son Jesus Christ, be filled' wit thy But deliver us from evil: For thine is
us; And lead us not into temptation; se race and heavenly benediction, and the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Sempre made one body with him, that he may Glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
well in them, and they in him. And 1 After which shall be said as followeth.
akthough we are unworthy, through our LMIGHTY and everliving God, we di manifold sins, to offer unto thee any sa A ,
crifice; yet we beseech thee to accept thou dost vouchsafe to feed us, who have
this our bounden duty and service, not duly received these holy Mysteries, with die weighing our merits, but pardoning our the spiritual food of the most precious
offences; through Jesus Christ our Lord; Body and Blood of thy Son our Saviour by whom, and with whom, in the unity Jesus Christ; and dost assure us thero of the Holy Ghost, all honour and glory by of thy favour and goodness towards le unto thee, O Father Almighty, world without end. Amen.
us; and that we are very members in
corporate in the mystical body of thy 1 Here shall be sung a Hymn, or Part Son, which is the blessed company of of a Hymn, from the Selection for the all faithful people; and are also heirs Feasts and Fasts, &c.
through hope of thy everlasting king4 Then shull the Bishop first receive the dom, by the merits of the most precious Communion in both kinds himself, and
death and passion of thy dear Son. proceed to deliver the same to the Bi-lAnd we most humbly beseech thee, o shops, Priests, and Deacons, in like heavenly Father, so to assist us with manner, and after
that, to the People thy grace, that we may continue in that also in order, into them hands, ali de- holy
fellowship, and do all such good noully kneeling: And when he deliver works as thou hast prepared for us to etk the Bread, he shall say,
walk in, through Jesus Christ our Lord;
to whom, with thee and the holy Ghost, THE B dy of our Lord Jesus Christ
, be all honour and glory, world without by body and soul unto everlasting life: 1 Then shall be said or sung, all standTake and eat this in remembrance that Christ died for thee, and feed on him
ing, Gloria in Excelsis, or some pra
per Hymn from the Selection bu taw heart by faith, with
thanksgiving. GLORY be to God on high, and con 1 And the Bishop, delivering the cup,
earth peace, good will towards shall say,
We praise thee, we bless thee, Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, we worship thee, we glorify thee, we thy Body and soul unto
everlasting life : O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Drink this in remembrance that Cħrist's Father Almighty. blood was shed for thee, and be thank O Lord, the only begotten Son Jesus
Christ; O Lord God, Lamb o God, Son Ils le consecrated Bread and Wine belof the Father, who takest away the sing pont bofore all hade communicated, of the world, have mercy upon us : Thou the fisher is to consecrate more ac rwho takest away the sink of the world,
have inercy upon ns: Thou who takest, and minds in the knowledge and love away fue sins of the world, receive our of Goa, and of his Son Jesus Christ prayer: Thou who sittest at the right our Lord: And the blessing of God Al hand of God the Father, have mercy mighty, the Father, the Son, and the upon us.
Holy Ghost, be amongst you, and reFor thou only art holy; thou only art main with you always. Amer. the Lord; thou only, Christ, with the 11 If any of the consecrated Bread and Holy Ghost, art inost high in the glory" Wine remain after the Communion, it of God the Father, Amen.
shall not be carried out of the Church, I Then the Bishop shall let them depark but the Bishop and other Communi. with this blessing:
cants shall, immediately after the THE peace of God, which passeth all Blessing, reverently cat and drink
understanding, keep your hearts) the same.
THE FORM OF
Consecration of a Church or Chapel,
According to the order of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States
3t America, as established by the Bishops, ine Clergy, and Laity of said Church, in General Convention, in the month of September, A. D. 1799.
T The Bishop is to be received at the entrance of the Church or Chapel by the
Church-wardens and Vestrymen, or some other persons appointed for that pur pose. The Bishop and the Clergy who are present, skall go up the aisle of the Church or Chapel, to the Communion Table, repeating the 24th Psalm aller nately, the Bishop one versc, and the Clergy another. Psalm xxiv.
19 The Bishop shall go within the rails is
with such of the Clergy as can be therein is: the compass of the world, there accommodated. The Bishop, siland they that dwell therein.
ting in his chair, shall have ike in 2 For he hath founded it upon the struments of donation and endowment, scas, and prepared it upon the floods. if there be any presented to him, and
3 Who shall ascend into the hill of ihen standing up, and turning to the the Lord or who shall rise up in his Congregation, shall. holy place? ody Event lie that hath clean hands and Dmuch as devout and holy ment, as
EARLY beloved in the Lord; forasa pure heart; and that hath not lift up his mind unto vanity, nor sworn to de-well under the law as under the gospel, ceive his neighbour.
moved either by the express coromand 5 He shall receive the blessing from of God, or by the secret inspiration of the the Lord, and righteousness from the blessed Spirit, and acting agreeably to God of his salvation.
their own reason and sensacftiienatural 6 This is the generation of them that decency of things, have arected houses seek hiin; even of them that seek thy for the public worship of God, and sepaface, O Jacob.
rated them from all uulallowed, world7 Lift up your heads, ye garis; and ly;and coinmon uses, in order to till men's be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors: and minds with greater reverence foi his the King of Glory shall come in. glorious Majesty, and affect their bearts
8 Who is the King of Glory? it is the with more devotion and humility in hja Lord strong and mighty, even the Lord service; which pious works have been mighty in battle.
approved of and graciously accepted by 9 Lift up your heads, ye gates; and our heavenly Father: Let us not doubt be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors and but that he will also favourably approre the King of Glory shall come in. 10 Who is the King of Glory? even place in soleinn manner, for the perfor
our godly purpore of setting apart this the Lord of Hosts, he is the king of mance of the several offices of religious Glory.
I worship, and let us faithfully and do
youtly beg his blessing on this our un- sins, and all otlier beuefits of his passion."
Amen. I Then the Bishop, kneeling, shall say. Grant, O Lord, that by thy Holy word the following Prayer.
wirich shall be read and preached in this 0 ETERNAL God, mighty in power place, and by thy Holy Spirit grafting it
and of wajesty incomprehensible, inwardly in the lieart, the hearers there whom the keaven or heavens cannot of may both perceive and know what contain, much less the walls of temples things they ought to do, and may have made with hands; and who yet hast been power and strength to fulfil the same. graciously pleased to promise thy espe-;
Amen. cial presence, wherever two or three of
Grant, O Lord, that whosoever shai thy faithful servants shall assemble in
be joined together in this place in the thy nane to offer’up their praises and holy estate of matrimony, may faithfully fupplications unto thee; vouchsafe, o perform and keep the vow and covenan cord, to be present with us, who are between them made, and may remaia Jiere gathered together, with all humility in perfect love together unto their lives and readiness of heart, to consecrate
end. Amen. This place to the lionour of thy, great that whosoever shall draw near to thee
Grant, we beseech thee, blessed Lord, uame; separatiog it henceforth from all inhallowed, ordinary and coiumonuses,
in this place, to give thee thanks for the and dedicating it to thy service, for read-benefits which they have received at thy Ing thy holy word, for celebrating thy hands, to set forth tly most worthy holy sacraments, for offering to thy glo- praise; to confess tileir sins unto thee, mous Majesty the sacrifices of prayer and and to ask such things as are requisito Thanksgiving, for blessing thy people in and necessary as well for the body as for thy name, and for the perforniance of all the soul, may do it with such steadiness other holy offices: accept, O Lord, this of faith, and with such seriousness, afservice at our hands, and bless it withi fection, and devotion of mind, that thou such success as may tend inost to thy mayest accept their bounden duty and flory, and the furtherance of our liappi-iservice, and vouchsafe to give whatever ness both temporal and spiritual, through in thy infinite wisdom thou shalt see to Jesus Christ our blessed Lord and Sa. be most expedient for them: all which viour. Amen.
we beg for Jesus Christ's sake our most
blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen. After this the Bishop shall stand up. Then the Bishop, sitting in his Chair, and turning his face towards the the scntence of Consecration is to be Congregation, shall say, REGARD, O Lord, the supplications
read by some person appointed by him,
and then laid by him upon the COTR Koever shall be dedicated to thee in this munion Table, -after which the Biaduse by Baptism, may be sanctified by shop shall say he Holy Ghost, delivered from thiBi hath pleased thee to put it into the
Grant, O Lord, that they who' at this enjoy the benefit of this pious work,
roud the service for the day.
same, and grow in grace PROPER PSALMS, 84-12-132. unto their lives
end. Amen. FIRST LESSON. 1 Kings 8th, venge Grant, O Lord, that whosoever shall
22 to verse 63. receive in this place the blessed sacra- SECOND LESSON. Heb. 10th, verko ment of the body and blood of Christ,
19 to verse 27. faith, charity, and true repentance; and a Morning Prayer being ended, there being alled with thy g race and heavenly shall be sung from the Book of Poalma benediction, may, to their great
and end in metre, Psal. xxvi venne 6, 7, 8, with Hess confort, obiain remission of theirt. the Gloria Patri.