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desire thy fatherly goodness, mercifully | When all have communicated, the Bishop, to accept this our sacrifice of praise and shall return to the Lord's Table, and reve. thanksgiving; most humbly beseeching
rently place upon it what remaineth of the
consecrated elements, covering the same with thee to grant, that by the merits and a fair linen cloth. death of thy Son Jesus CHRIST, and through faith in his blood, we, and all
U | Then shall the Bishop say the Lord's Prayer,
the People repeating after him every petition. thy whole Church, may obtain remission of our sins, and all other benefits of his
OUR Father, who art in heaven, passion. And here we offer and present Hallowed be thy Name; Thy kingdom unto thee, O LORD, ourselves, our souls, come; Thy will be done on earth, as it and bodies, to be a reasonable. holy, and is in heaven; Give us this day our daily living sacrifice unto thee; humbly bę
thee; humbly be bread; And forgive us our trespasses, seeching thee, that we, and all others as we forgive those who trespass against who shall be partakers of this Holy us; And lead us not into temptation ; Communion, may worthily receive the But deliver us from evil: For thine is most precious Body and Blood of thy the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Son Jesus Christ, be filled with thy Glory, for ever and ever. Amen. grace and heavenly benediction, and
| After which shall be said as followeth: made one body with him, that he may dwell in them, and they in him. And ALMIGHTY and everliving God. although we are unworthy, through our we most heartily thank thee, for that manifold sins to offer unto thee any thou dost vouchsafe to feed us, who have sacrifice; vet we beseech thee to accept duly received these holy mysteries, with this our bounden duty and service, not the spiritual food of the most precious weighing our merits, but pardoning our Body and Blood of thy Son our Saviour offences ; through JESUS CHRIST our Jesus Christ; and dost assure us Lord; by whom, and with whom, in the thereby of thy favour and goodness unity of the Holy GHOST, all honour towards us; and that we are very and glory be unto thee, O FATHER members incorporate in the mystical ALMIGHTY, world without end. Amen.) body of thy Son, which is the blessed
company of all faithful people; and are 1 Here shall be sung a Hymn, or part of a Hymn, from the Selection for the Feasts and
also heirs through hope of thy everlastFasts, &c.
ing kingdom, by the merits of the most 1 Then shall the Bishop first receive the Com
precious death and passion of thy dear munion in both kinds himself, and proceed Son. And we most humbly beseech to deliver the same to the Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, in like manner, and after that, with thy grace, that we may continue to the People also in order, into their hands, all devoutly kneeling: and when he delivereth in that holy fellowship, and do all such the bread, he shall say,
good works as thou hast prepared for us
to walk in, through Jesus Christ our THE
SUS Lord; to whojn, with thee and the Holy CHRIST, which was given for thee,
e, Ghost, be all honour and glory, world preserve thy body and soul unto ever- I will
without end. Amen. lasting life: Take and eat this in remembrance that Christ died for thee, 1 Then shall be said or sung, all standing, and feed on him in thy heart by faith, Gloria in Excelsis, or some proper Hymn with thanksgiving
from the Selection. And the Bishop, delivering the cup, shall say,
GLORY be to God on high, and in THE Blood of our Lord Jesus We praise thee, we bless thee, we wor
earth peace, good will towards men. CHRIST, which was shed for thee, ship thee, we glorify thee, we give preserve thy body and soul unto ever-thanks to thee for thy great glory, O lasting life: Drink this in remembrance LORD God, heavenly King, God the that CHRIST's blood was shed for thee, Father Almighty. and be thankful.
|_ O LORD, the only begotten Son 1 If the consecrated bread and wine be spent
Jesus Christ : 0 Lord God, Lamb before all have communicated, the Bishop is of God, Son of the Father, who takest to consecrate more, according to the form away the sins of the world, have before prescribed; beginning at All glory mercy upon us : Thou who takest away be to thee, Almighty God and ending with these words-partakers of his most Blessed the sins of the world, have mercy upon Body and Blood.
us: Thou who takest away the sins of
the world, receive our prayer: Thou / minds in the knowledge and love of who sittest at the right hand of God God, and of his Son Jesus CHRIST the FATHER, have mercy upon us. lour Lord : And the blessing of God
For thou only art holy; thou only art | ALMIGHTY, the FATHER, the Son, and the LORD; thou only, O CHRIST, with the Holy Ghost, be amongst you, and the Holy GHOST, art most high in the remain with you always. Amen. glory of God the FATHER. Amen.
T If any of the consecrated bread and wine I Then the Bishop shall let them depart with remain after the Communion, it shall not be this blessing.
carried out of the Church; but the Bishop
and other communicants shall, immediately THE peace of God, which passeth
after the blessing, reverently eat and drink all understanding, keep your hearts and the same.
Here endeth the Order for the Administration of the Holy Communion.
THE FORM OF
CONSECRATION OF A CHURCH OR CHAPEL,
ACCORDING TO THE ORDER OF THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES OP
AMERICA, AS ESTABLISHED BY THE BISHOPS, THE CLERGY, AND LAITY OF SAID CHURCH, IN GENERAL CONVENTION, IN THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER, A. D. 1799.
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 purpose. The Bishop and the Clergy who are present, shall go up the aisle of the Church or Chapel, to the Communion table, repeating the 24th Psalm alternately, the Bishop one verse, and the Clergy another. Psalm xxiv.
1 The Bishon shall go within the rails, with
such of the Clergy as can be there accom. THE earth is the Lord's and all
modated. The Bishop, sitting in his chair, that therein is : the compass of the shall have the instruments of donation and world, and they that dwell therein.
endowment, if there be any presented to him,
and then standing up, and turning to the 2 For he hath founded it upon the
congregation, shall say, seas, and prepared it upon the floods.
3 Who shall ascend into the hill of DEARLY beloved in the LORD; the LORD, or who shall rise up in his forasmuch as devout and holy men, as holy place ?
well under the Law as under the Gospel, 4 Èven he that hath clean hands and moved either by the express command a pure heart; and that hath not lift up of God, or by the secret inspiration of his mind unto vanity, nor sworn to the blessed Spirit, and acting agreedeceive his neighbour.
| ably to their own reason and sense of 5 He shall receive the blessing from the natural decency of things, have the LORD, and righteousness from the erected houses for the public worship of God of his salvation.
God, and separated them from all 6 This is the generation of them that unhallowed, worldly, and common seek him ; even of them that seek thy uses, in order to fill men's minds with face, O Jacob.
greater reverence for his glorious ma7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; jesty, and affect their hearts with more and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors : j devotion and humility in his service; and the King of glory shall come in. which pious works have been approved
8 Who is the King of glory? It is of and graciously accepted by our the Lord strong and mighty, even the heavenly Father: Let us not doubt LORD mighty in battle.
but that he will also favourably ap9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; prove our godly purpose of setting and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors : 1 apart this place in solemn manner, for and the King of glory shall come in. the performance of the several offices of
10 Who is the King of glory ? Even religious worship, and let us faithfully the LORD of hosts, he is the King of and devoutly beg his blessing on this glory.