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saying, Blessed are the poor in makers : for they shall be called spirit: for theirs is the kingdom the children of God. Blessed of heaven. Blessed are they are they which are persecuted that mourn : for they shall be for righteousness' sake: for comforted. Blessed are the theirs is the kingdom of heaven. meek: for they shall inherit Blessed are ye, when men shall the earth. Blessed are they revile you, and persecute you, which do hunger and thirst and shall say all manner of evil after righteousness : for they against you falsely, for my sake. shall be filled. Blessed are the Rejoice and be exceeding glad : merciful: for they shall obtain for great is your reward in mercy. Blessed are the pure heaven : for so persecuted they in heart: for they shall see the prophets which were before God. Blessed are the peace-lyou.
THE ORDER FOR THE ADMINISTRATION
LORD'S SUPPER, OR, HOLY COMMUNION.
1 If among those who come to be partakers of the Holy Communion, the Minister shall know any to be an open and notorious evil liver, or to have done any wrong to his neighbours by word or deed, so that the Congregation be thereby offended; he shall advertise him, that he presume not to come to the Lord's Table, until he have openly declared himself to have truly repented and amended his former evil life, that the Congregation may thereby be satisfied; and that he hath recompensed the parties to whom he hath done wrong; or at least declare himself to be in full purpose so to do, as soon as he
conveniently may. 1 The same order shall the Minister use with those, betwixt whom he perceiveth malice and
hatred to reign; not suffering them to be partakers of the Lord's Table, until he know them to be reconciled. And if one of the parties, so at variance, be content to forgive from the bottom of his heart all that the other hath trespassed against him, and to make amends for that wherein 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 • Provided, that every Minister so repelling any, as is herein specified, shall be obliged to give an account of the same to the Ordinary, as soon as conveniently may be. 1 The Table, at the Communion-time, having a fair white linen cloth upon it, shall stand in
the body of the church, or in the Chancel; and the Minister, standing at the right side of the table, or where Morning and Evening Prayer are appointed to be said, shall say the Lord's Prayer and the Collect following, the People kneeling; but the Lord's Prayer may be omitted, if Morning Prayer hath been said immediately before.
OUR Father, who art in hea- ! deliver us from evil: for thine ven, Hallowed be thy Name; is the Kingdom, and the Power,
Thy kingdom come'; Thy will and the Glory, for ever and be done on earth, as it is in ever. Amen. heaven; Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our
The Collect. trespasses, as we forgive those - ALMIGHTY GOD, unto who trespass against us; And whom all hearts are open, all lead us not into temptation; But I desires known, and from whom
no secrets are hid; cleanse the Minister. Remember that thoughts of our hearts by the thou keep holy the Sabbathinspiration of thy holy Spirit ; day. Six days shalt thou labour, that we may perfectly love thee, and do all that thou hast to do; and worthily magnify thy holy but the seventh day is the name, through CHRIST our Sabbath of the LORD thy God. Lord. Amen.
In it thou shalt do no manner I Then shall the Minister, turning to the of work; thou, and thy son,
People, rehearse distinctly the Ten Com- and thy daughter, thy manmandments; and the People still kneeling,
servant, and thy maid-servant, shall, after every commandment, ask GOD mercy for their transgressions for the time thy cattle, and the stranger that past, and grace to keep the law for the time
is within thy gates. For in six to come, as followeth.
days the LORD made heaven Minister.
and earth, the sea, and all that GOD spake these words, and in them is, and rested the said, I am the LORD thy God; seventh day; wherefore the Thou shalt have none other LORD blessed the seventh day, gods but me.
and hallowed it. People. Lord, have mercy People. LORD, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.
to keep this law. Minister. Thou shalt not Minister. Honour thy father make to thyself any graven and thy mother; that thy days image, nor the likeness of any may be long in the land which thing that is in heaven above, the LORD thy God giveth or in the earth beneath, or in thee. the water under the earth. People. LORD, have mercy Thou shalt not bow down to upon us, and incline our hearts them, nor worship them : for to keep this law. I the LORD thy God am a Minister. Thou shalt do no jealous God; and visit the murder. sins of the fathers upon the People. Lord, have mercy children, unto the third and upon us, and incline our hearts fourth generation of them that to keep this law. hate me; and show mercy unto Minister. Thou shalt not thousands in them that love me, commit adultery. and keep my commandments. People. LORD, have mercy
People LORD, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law. to keep this law.
Minister. Thou shalt not Minister. Thou shalt not steal. take the name of the LORD thy People. LORD, have mercy God in vain : for the LORD upon us, and incline our hearts will not hold him guiltless that to keep this law. taketh his name in vain.
Minister. Thou shalt not People. Lord, have mercy bear false witness against thy upon us, and incline our hearts neighbour. to keep this law.
1 People. LORD, have mercy
upon us, and incline our hearts
Here the people shall say, to keep this law.
Glory be to thee, O LORD. Minister. Thou shalt not. covet thy neighbour's house,
1 Then shall be read the Apostles' or Nicene
Creed: unless one of them hath been read thou shalt not covet thy neigh- immediately before, in the Morning Service. bour's wife, nor his servant, q Then the Minister shall declare unto the nor his maid, nor his ox, nor People what Holy days, or Fasting days, his ass, nor any thing that is his.
are in the week following to be observed;
and (if occasion be) shall notice be given of People. LORD, have mercy the Communion, and of the Bans of Matri. upon us, and write all these thy | mony, and other matters to be published. laws in our hearts, we beseech | Then shall follow the Sermon : after which,
the Minister, when there is a Communion, thee.
shall return to the Lord's Table, and begin Then the Minister may say,
the Offertory, saying one or more of these
sentences following, as he thinketh most Hear also what our Lord convenient. JESUS CHRIST saith.
LET your light so shine THOU shalt love the LORD
before men, that they may see thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all your Father which is in heaven.
your good works, and glorify thy mind : this is the first and
St. Matt. v. 16. great commandment. And the
Lay not up for yourselves second is like unto it; Thou
treasures upon earth, where shalt love thy neighbour as
moth and rust doth corrupt, and thyself. On these two com
where thieves break through mandments hang all the law
and steal : but lay up for and the prophets.
yourselves treasures in heaven, Let us pray.
where neither moth nor rust O ALMIGHTY LORD, and doth corrupt, and where thieves everlasting God, vouchsafe, we do not break through nor steal. beseech thee, to direct, sanctify, St. Matt. vi. 19, 20. and govern, both our hearts Whatsoever ye would that and bodies, in the ways of thy men should do to you, even so laws, and in the works of thy do to them: for this is the law commandments ; that, through and the prophets. St. Matt. thy most mighty protection, vii. 12. both here and ever, we may be Not every one that saith unto preserved in body and soul, me, LORD, LORD, shall enter through our Lord and Saviour into the kingdom of heaven; JESUS CHRIST. Amen. but he that doeth the will of Then shall be said the Collect of the day: my father which is in neaven.
my Father which is in heaven. and immediately after the Collect, the St. Matt. vii. 21. Minister shall read the Epistle, saying, Zaccheus stood forth, and The Epistle sor, The portion of Scripture appointed för ine Epistle] is written in said unto the Lord, Behold, the - chapter of beginning at the Lord, the half of my goods I - derse. And the Epistle ended, he shall say, Here endeth the Epistle. Then shall give to the poor; and if I have he read the Gospel (the people all standing done any wrong to any man, I up) saying, The Holy Gospel is written restore fourfold. St. Luke in the chapter of , beginning at the - derse.
Who goeth a warfare at any to give, and glad to distribute ; time at his own cost? Who laying up in store for themplanteth a vineyard, and eateth selves a good foundation against not of the fruit thereof? or who the time to come, that they may feedeth a flock, and eateth not attain eternal life. 1 Tim. vi. of the milk of the flock? 1 Cor. 17, 18, 19. ix. 7.
God is not unrighteous, that If we have sown unto you he will forget your works, and . spiritual things, is it a great | labour that proceedeth of love; matter if we shall reap your which love ye have showed worldly things? 1 Cor. ix. 11. for his name's sake, who have
Do ye not know, that they ministered unto the saints, and who minister about holy things, yet do minister. Heb. vi. 10. live of the sacrifice; and they To do good and to distribute, who wait at the altar, are par- forget not; for with such sacritakers with the altar ? Even so fices God is well pleased. Heb. hath the LORD also ordained, xiii. 16. that they who preach the Goss Whoso hath this world's pel, should live of the Gospel. good, and seeth his brother 1 Cor. ix. 13, 14.
have need, and shutteth up his He that soweth little, shall compassion from him, how reap little ; and he that soweth | dwelleth the love of God in plenteously, shall reap plente-him ? 1 John iii. 17. ously. Let every man do Give alms of thy goods, and according as he is disposed in never turn thy face from any his heart, not grudgingly, or poor man; and then the face of of necessity; for God loveth a the Lord shall not be turned cheerful giver. 2 Cor. ix. 6, 7. away from thee. Tobit iv. 7.
Let him that is taught in the Be merciful after thy power. word, minister unto him that If thou hast much, give plenteteacheth, in all good things. ously; if thou hast little, do Be not deceived, God is not thy diligence gladly to give of mocked: for whatsoever a man that little: for so gatherest thou soweth, that shall he reap. Gal. thyself a good reward, in the day vi. 6, 7.
of necessity. Tobit iv. 8, 9. While we have time, let us! He that hath pity upon the do good unto all men : and poor, lendeth unto the LORD: especially unto them that are and look, what he layeth out, it of the household of faith. Gal. shall be paid him again. Prov. vi. 10.
xix. 17. Godliness is great riches, if Blessed be the man that a man be content with that he provideth for the sick and hath : for we brought nothing needy: the LORD shall deliver into this world, neither may we him in the time of trouble. Ps. carry any thing out. 1 Tim. xli. 1. vi. 6, 7.
Whilst these Sentences are in reading, the Charge them who are rich in Deacons, Church-wardens, or other fit this world, that they be ready
persons appointed for that purpose, shall receive the Alms for the poor, and other
devotions of the people, in a decent basin due reverence, they may hear to be provided by the parish for that purpose; and receive thy holy word: and reverently bring it to the Priest, wha shall humbly present and place it upon the truly serving thee in holiness Holy Table.
and righteousness all the days [ And the Priest shall then place upon the of their life. And we most table so much bread and wine, as he shall humbly hasoooh then af think sufficient. After which done, he
humbly heseech thee, of thy shall say,
goodness, O LORD, to comfort Let us pray for the whole state and succour all those who, of Christ's Church militant. in this transitory life, are in
ALMIGHTY and everliving trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, God, who by thy holy Apostle, or any other adversity. And hast taught us to make prayers we also bless thy holy name, and supplications, and to give for all thy servants departed thanks, for all men: we humbly this life in thy faith and fear; beseech thee most mercifully beseeching thee to give us [* to accept our alms and oblä- grace so to follow their good tions, and to receive these our examples, that with them, we prayers, which we offer unto may be partakers of thy heathy divine majesty ; beseeching
venly kingdom : Grant this, thee to inspire continually the O Father, for Jesus Christ's universal Church with the spirit sake, our only Mediator and of truth, unity, and concord : | Advocate. Amen, and grant that all those who T When the Minister giveth warning for the do confess thy holy name may celebration of the Holy Communion (which agree in the truth of thy holy
he shall always do upon the Sunday, or
some Holy day, immediately preceding) word, and live in unity and he shall read this Exhortation following ; godly love. We beseech thee or so much thereof as, in his discretion, he also, so to direct and dispose
may think canvenient. the hearts of all Christian | DEARLY beloved, on rulers, that they may truly and day next, I purpose, through impartially administer justice, God's assistance, to administer to the punishment of wick to all such as shall be religiously edness and vice, and to the and devoutly disposed, the maintenance of thy true religion most comfortable sacrament of and virtue. Give grace, o the Body and Blood of CHRIST; heavenly Father, to ali Bishops to be by them received, in and other Ministers; that they remembrance of his meritorious may, both by their life and cross and passion; whereby doctrine, set forth thy true and alone we obtain remission of lively word, and rightly and duly our sins, and are made paradminister thy holy sacraments. takers of the kingdom of heaven. And to all thy people give thy Wherefore it is our duty to heavenly grace; and especially render most humble and hearty to this congregation here pre- thanks to ALMIGHTY GOD, our sent; that with meek heart, and heavenly Father, for that he
hath given his Son our Saviour * If there be no alms or oblations, then JESUS CHRIST, not only to die shall the words (to accept our alms and oblations, and) be left unsaid.
I for us, but also to be our