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LORD'S SUPPER, OR, HOLY COMMUNION.
OUR Father, who art in heaven, holy the Sabbath-day. Six days shalt Hallowed be thy name; Thy kingdom thou labour, and do all that thou hast to come; Thy will be done on earth, as it do; but the seventh day is the Sabbath is in heaven; Give us this day our daily of the LORD thy God. In it thou shalt pread; And forgive us our trespasses, as do no manner of work; thou, and thy we forgive those who trespass against son, and thy daughter, thy man-servant, us ; And lead us not into temptation; and thy maid-servant, thy cattle, and the But deliver us from evil: For thine is stranger that is within thy gates. For the Kingdom, and the Power, and the in six days the Lord mache heaven and Glory, for ever and ever. Amen, earth, the sea, and all that in them is,
and rested the seventh day; wherefore The Collect.
the Lord blessed the seventh day, and ALMIGHTY God, unto whom all hallowed it. hearts are open, all desires known, and People. LORD, have mercy upon us, from whom no secrets are hid; cleanse and incline our hearts to keep this law. the thoughts of our hearts by the Bishop. Honour thy father and thy inspiration of thy Holy Spirit; that mother; that thy days may be long in we may perfectly love thee, and worthily the land which the LORD thy God magnify thy holy name, through Christ giveth thee. our Lord. Amen.
Peopte. Lord, have mercy upon us,
and incline our hearts to keep this law. Then shall the Bishop, turning to the People, rehearse distinctly the Ten Commandments;
Bishop. Thou shalt do no murder. and the People still kneeling, shall, after every
People. Lord, have mercy upon us, commandment, ask God mercy for their trans and incline our hearts to keep this law. gressions for the time past, and grace to keep the law for the time to come, as followeth.
Bishop. Thou shalt not commit
People. Lord, have mercy upon us, GOD spake these words, and said, I and incline our hearts to keep this law. am the LORD thy God: thou shalt have Bishop. Thou shalt not steal. none other gods but me.
People. Lord, have mercy upon us, People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law. and incline our hearts to keep this law. Bishop. Thou shalt not bear false
Bishop. Thou shalt not make to witness against thy neighbour. thyself any graven image, nor the like
People. Lord, have mercy upon us, ness of any thing that is in heaven and inclme our hearts to keep this law. above, or in the earth beneath, or in the Bishop: Thou shalt not covet thy water under the earth. Thou shalt not neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet bow down to them nor worship them: thy neighbour's wife, nor his servant, For I the Lord thy God am a jealous nor his maid, nor his ox, nor his ass, God;
and visit the sịns of the fathers nor any thing that is his. upon the children, unto the third and People. Lord, have mercy upon us, fourth generation of them that hate me; and write all these thy laws in our hearts, and show mercy unto thousands in them we beseech thee. that love me, and keep my command
Then the Bishop may say, ments.
Hear also what our Lord Jesus People. LORD, have mercy upon us, Christ saith: and incline our hearts to keep this law. THOU shalt love the LORD thy God
Bishop. Thou shalt not take the with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, name of the LORD thy God in vain: and with all thy mind: This is the first For the Lord will not hold him guiltless, and great commandment, And the that taketh his name in vain.
second is like unto it; Thou shalt love People. Lord, have mercy upon us, thy neighbour as thyself.
On these two and incline our hearts to keep this law. commandments hang.all the law and the Bishop. Remember that thou keep prophets.
1 Let us pray.
and he that soweth plenteously, shal O ALMIGHTY LORD, and ever- reap plenteously. Let every man do lasting God, vouchsafe, we beseech thee, according as he is disposed in his heart, to direct, sanctify, and govern, both our not grudgingly, or of necessity; for hearts and bodies, in the ways of thy God loveth a cheerful giver. 2 Cor. laws, and in the works of thy command- ix. 6, 7, ments; that, through thy most mighty
Let him that is taught in the word, protection, both here and ever, we may minister unto him that teacheth, in ali be preserved in body and soul, through good things. Be not deceived, God is our Lord and Saviour JESUS CHRIST. not mocked: For whatsoever a man Amen.
soweth, that shall he reap. Gal. vi. 6, 7.
While we have time, let us do good I Then shall be read the Collect, Epistle, and unto all men: and especially unto them
Gospel, as they are appointed. * Then shall be read the Apostles' or Nicene that are of the household of faith. Gal.
Creed; unless one of them have been read vi. 10.
immediately before, in the Morning Service. Godliness is great riches, if a man be 1 Then shall the Bishop begin the offertory, content with that he hath : for we
saying one or more of these sentences following, as he thinketh most convenient. brought nothing into this world, neither
may we carry any thing out. 1 Tim. LET your light so shine before men, vi. 6, 7. that they may see your good works, and Charge them who are rich in this glorify your Father which is in heaven. world, that they be ready to give, and St. Matt. v. 16.
glad to distribute ; laying up in store for Lay not up for yourselves treasures themselves a good foundation against upon earth, where moth and rust doth the time to come, that they may attain corrupt, and where thieves break through eternal life. 1 Tim. vi. 17, 18, 19. and steal: but lay up for yourselves God is not unrighteous, that he will treasures in heaven, where neither moth forget your works, and labour that pronor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves ceedeth of love;' which love ye have do not break through nor steal. St. showed for his name's sake, who have Matt. vi. 19, 20.
ministered unto the saints, and yet do Whatsoever ye would that men should minister. Heb. vi. 10. do to you, even so do to them : for this To do good and to distribute, forget is the law and the prophets. St. Matt. not; for with such sacrifices God is vii. 12.
well pleased. Heb. xiii. 16. Not every one that saith unto me, Whoso hath this world's good, and Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom seeth his brother have need, and shutteth of heaven; but he that doeth the will up his compassion from him, how dwellof my Father which is in heaven. St. eth the love of God in him? 1 John Matt. vii. 21.
iii. 17. Zaccheus stood forth, and said unto Give alms of thy goods, and never the Lord, Behold, Lord, the half of my turn thy face from any poor man; and goods I give to the poor; and if I have then the face of the LORD shall not be done any wrong to any man, I restore turned away from thee. Tobit iv. 7. fourfold. St. Luke xix. 8.
Be merciful after thy power. If thou Who goeth a warfare at any time at hast much, give plenteously; if thou hast his own cost ? Who planteth a vineyard, little, do thy diligence gladly to give of and eateth not of the fruit thereof? or that little: 'for so gatherest thou thyself who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of a good reward in the day of necessity. the milk of the flock ? 1 Cor. ix. 7. Tobit iv. 8, 9
If we have sown unto you spiritual He that hath pity upon the poor, things, is it a great matter if we shall lendeth unto the LORD: and look, what reap your worldly things ? 1 Cor. ix. 11. he layeth out, it shall be paid him again. Do
ye not know, that they who minis- Prov. xix. 17. ter about holy things, live of the sacrifice; Blessed be the man that provideth for and they who wait at the altar, are par- the sick and needy: the Lord shall takers with the altar ? Even so hath the deliver him in the time of trouble. LORD also ordained, that they who Psalm xli. 1. preach the Gospel, should live of the Gospel. 1 Cor. ix. 13, 14.
1 Whilst these sentences are in reading, the He that soweth little, shall reap little ;
Deacons, Church-wardens, or other fit persons appointed for that purpose, shall receive the 1 Then shall this general Confession be made * If there oe no alms or oblations, then shall by the Bishop and all those who are minded the words, to accept our alms and oblations, to receive the Holy Communion, humbly and, be left unsaid.
alms for the poor, and other devotions of the munion of the body and blood of our people, in a decent basin to be provided by Saviour CHRIST, must consider how St. bring it to the Bishop, who shall humbly Paul exhorteth all persons diligently to
present and place it upon the holy table. try and examine themselves, before they 1 And the Bishop shall then place upon the
Table so much Bread and Wine as he shall presume to eat of that Bread, and drink think sufficient; after which he shall say,
of that Cup. For as the benefit is great, Let us pray for the whole state of if with a true penitent heart and lively
faith we receive that holy sacrament; Christ's Church militant.
so is the danger great, if we receive the ALMIGHTY and everliving God, same unworthily. Judge therefore yourwho, by thy holy Apostle, hast taught selves, brethren, that ye be not judged us to make prayers and supplications, of the Lord; repent ye truly for your and to give thanks, for all men: We sins past; have a lively and steadfast humbly beseech thee most mercifully faith in Christ our Saviour; amend [*to accept our alms and oblations, and] your lives, and be in perfect charity with to receive these our prayers, which we all men ; so shall ye be meet partakers offer unto thy divine majesty ; beseech of those holy mysteries. And, above ing thee to inspire continually, the all things, ye must give most humble universal Church with the spirit of and hearty thanks to God the FATHER, truth, unity, and concord; and grant the Son, and the Holy Ghost, for the that all those who do confess thy holy redemption of the world by the death name may agree in the truth of thy holy and passion of our Saviour Christ, both word, and live in unity and godly love. God and man ; who did humble himself, We beseech thee also, so to direct and even to the death upon the cross, for us dispose the hearts of all Christian rulers, miserable sinners, who lay in darkness that they may truly and impartially and the shadow of death ; that he might administer justice, to the punishment of make us the children of God, and exalt wickedness and vice, and to the main- ns to everlasting life. And to the end tenance of thy true religion and virtue. that we should always remember the Give grace, Ó heavenly Father, to all exceeding great love of our Master and Bishops and other Ministers; that they only Saviour Jesus Christ, thus dying may, both by their life and doctrine, set for us, and the innumerable benefits forth thy true and lively word, and which by his precious blood-shedding rightly and duly administer thy holy he hath obtained for us, he hath instisacraments. And to all thy people give tuted and ordained holy mysteries, thy heavenly grace; and especially to as pledges of his love, and for a conthis congregation here present ; that tinual remembrance of his death, to with meek heart, and due reverence, our great and endless comfort. To they may hear and receive thy holy him, therefore, with the Father, and word; truly serving thee in holiness the Holy Ghost, let us give, as we and righteousness all the days of their are most bounden, continual thanks ; life. And we most humbly beseech thee, submitting ourselves wholly to his holy of thy goodness, O LORD, to comfort and will and pleasure, and studying to serve succour all those who, in this transitory him in true holiness and righteousness, life, are in trouble, sorrow, need, sick- all the days of our life. Amen. ness, or any other adversity. And we also 1 Then shall the Bishop say to those who come bless thy holy name, for all thy servants to receive the Communion, departed this life in thy faith and fear;
YE who do truly and earnestly repent beseeching thee to give ys grace so to follow their good examples, that with you of your sins, and are in love and them we may be partakers of thy charity with your neighbours, and intend heavenly kingdom : Grant this, ở to lead a new life, following the comFather, for Jesus Christ's sake, our
mandments of God, and walking from
henceforth in his holy ways; draw near only Mediator and Advocate. Amen.
with faith, and take this holy Sacrament 1 The Bishop shall then say this Exhortation to your comfort; and make your humble
DEARLY beloved in the LORD, ye confession to ALMIGHTY GOD, devoutly who mind to come to the Holy Com- kneeling.
ALMIGHTY GOD, Father of our Bishop. Let us give thanks unto our Lord Jesus CHRIST, Maker of all things, LORD God. Judge of all men; we acknowledge and Answer. It is meet and right so to do. bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, 1 Then shall the Bishop, turn to the Lord's which we from time to time most
Table, and say, grievously have committed, by thought, word, and deed, against thy divine ma- bounden duty, that we should, at all
IT is very meet, right, and our jesty provoking most justly thy wrath times, and in all places, give thanks and indignation against us. We do ear- unto thee, LOR nestly repent, and are heartily sorry for Almighty, everlasting God.
[*Holy Father, ] these our misdoings; the remembrance of them is grievous unto us; the burthen 1 Here shall follow the proper Preface, accord. of them is intolerable.
ing to the time, if there be any specially
appointed; or else immediately shall be said upon us, have mercy upon us, most or sung by the Bishop and People, merciful Father; for thy Son our Lord THEREFORE with angels and Jesus Christ's sake, forgive us all that archangels, and with all the company is past; and grant, that we may ever of heaven, we laud and magnify thy hereafter serve and please thee in new- glorious name; evermore praising thee, ness of life, to the honour and glory of and saying, Holy, holy, holy, LORD thy name, through Jesus Christ our God of Hosts; heaven and earth are Lord. Amen.
full of thy glory: Glory be to thee, O Then shall the Bishop stand and turning
LORD Most High. Amen. to the People, say, ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly
T PROPER PREFACES. Father, who, of his great mercy, hath Upon Christmas-day, and seven days after promised forgiveness of sins to all those
BECAUSE thou didst give Jesus who with hearty repentance and true CHRIST, thine only Son, to be born as faith turn unto him, have mercy upon at this time for us; who, by the operayou; pardon and deliver you from all tion of the Holy Ghost, was made your sins; confirm and strengthen you very man, of the substance of the Virgin in all goodness; and bring you to ever- Mary his Mother; and that without lasting life, through Jesus Christ our spot of sin, to make us clean from all Lord. Amen.
sin: Therefore with angels, foc. 1 Then shall the Bishop say,
Upon Easter-day, and seven days after. Hear what comfortable words our
BUT chiefly are we bound to praise Saviour Christ saith unto all who truly thee for the glorious resurrection of thy turn to him.
Son Jesus CHRIST our Lord: For he is
the very Paschal Lamb, which was COME unto me, all ye that travail offered for us, and hath taken away the and 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 So God loved the world, that he gave life again, hath restored to us everlasting his only begotten Son, to the end that life: Therefore with angels, doc. all that believe in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. St. John iii. 16.
1 Upon Ascension-day, and seven days after. Hear also what St. Paul saith.
THROUGH thy most dearly beThis is a true saying, and worthy of loved Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who, all men to be received, that Christ after his most glorious resurrection JESUS came into the world to save manifestly appeared to all his apostles sinners, 1 Tim. i. 15.
and in their sight ascended up into Hear also what St. John saith. heaven, to prepare a place for us ; that If any man sin, we have an Advocate where he is, thither we might also with the Father, Jesus Christ the ascend, and reign with him in glory : righteous ; and he is the propitiation for Therefore with angels, doc. our sins. 1 John ii. 1, 2.
Upon Whitsunday, and six days after. After which the Bishop shall proceed, saying,
THROUGH JESUS CHRIST Lift up your hearts.
Lord; according to whose most true Answer. We lift them up unto the
* These words, Holy Father, must be omitted LORD.
on Trinity Sunday.
promise, the Holy Ghost came down | death upon the cross for our redemption; as at this time from heaven, with a who made there, by his one oblation of sudden great sound, as it had been a himself once offered, a full, perfect, and mighty wind, in the likeness of fiery sufficient sacrifice, oblation, and satistongues, lighting upon the apostles, to faction, for the sins of the whole world; teach them, and to lead them to all truth; and did institute, and in his holy gospel giving them both the gift of divers command us to continue a perpetual languages, and also boldness with fer- memory of that his precious death and vent zeal, constantly to preach the Gospel sacrifice until his coming again: for, in unto all nations; whereby we have been the night in which brought out of darkness and error, into he was betrayed, a Here the Bishop the clear light and true knowledge of he took bread; and is to take the Paten
into his hands. thee, and of thy Son Jesus Christ: when he had given Therefore with angels, foc,
thanks, b he brake And here to 1 Upon the Feast of Trinity only, may be said, his disciples, saying,
it, and gave it to break the bread. WHO art one God, one LORD; not Take, eat, é this is c And here to lay one only person, but three persons in my Body, which is his hand upon all the one substance : For that which we given for you ; do believe of the glory of the FATHER, the this in remembrance same we believe of the Son, and of the of me. Likewise, Holy Ghost, without any difference or after supper,
d he d Here he is to inequality: Therefore with angels, foc. took the cup; and take the cup into his T or else this may be said, the words Holy when he had given
Father being retained in the introductory thanks, he gave it to address.
them, saying, Drink
e And here he is to FOR the precious death and merits ye all of this, for e of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, and this is my blood of lay his hand upon for the sending to us of the Holy the new testament, there is any wine to Ghost the Comforter; who are one which is shed for be consecrated. with thee in thy eternal GODHEAD: you, and for many, Therefore with angels, 4.c.
for the remission of sins : do this as 1 Then shall the Bishop, kneeling down at the
ye shall drink it, in remembrance Lord's Table, say, in the name of all those of me. who shall receive the Communion, this Prayer following:
WHEREFORE, O The Oblation. WE do not presume to come to this Lord and heavenly thy table, O merciful LORD, trusting in Father, according to the institution of our own righteousness, but in thy mani- . thy dearly beloved Son our Saviour JESUS fold and great mercies. We are not
Christ, we, thy humble servants, do worthy so much as to gather up the celebrate and make here before thy divine crumbs under thy table, But thou art majesty, with these thy holy gifts, which the same LORD, whose property is always, we now offer unto thee, the memorial thy to have mercy; grant us therefore, gra
Son hath commanded us to make; having cious LORD, so to eat the flesh of thy in remembrance his blessed passion and dear Son Jesus Christ, and to drink precious death, his mighty resurrection nis blood, that our sinful bodies may be and glorious ascension; rendering unto made clean by his body, and our souls thee most hearty thanks for the innuwashed through his most precious blood, merable benefits procured unto us by the and that we may evermore dwell in him,
And we most and he in us. Amen,
The Invocation. humbly beseech thee,
O merciful Father, to hear us; and, of 1 When the Bishop, standing before the table, thy almighty goodness, vouchsafe to hath so ordered the bread and wine, that he bless and sanctify, with thy Word and break the bread before the people, and take holy Spirit, these thy gifts and creatures the cup into his hands; he shall say the of bread and wine; that we, receiving Prayer of Consecration, as followeth :
them according to thy Son our Saviour ALL glory be to thee, ALMIGHTY Jesus Christ's holy institution, in reGod, our heavenly Father, for that membrance of his death and passion, thou, of thy tender mercy, didst give may be partakers of his most blessed thine only Son Jesus CHRIST to suffer Body and Blood. And we earnestly