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T Upon the FEAST OF TRINITY only. Who art one God, one LORD: not one only Person, but three Persons in one Substance. For that which we believe of the glory of the FATHER, the same we believe of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, without any difference or inequality. Therefore with Angels, &c. After each of which Prefaces, shall immediately be

sung or said, THEREFORE with Angels and Archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify Thy glorious Name; evermore praising Thee, and saying,

Holy, holy, holy, LORD God. of hosts, heaven and earth are full of Thy glory: Glory be to Thee, O LORD Most High. Amen. I Then shall the Priest, kneeling down at the Lord's Table,

say in the name of all them that shall receive the Communion, this Prayer following: We do not presume to come to this Thy Table, O merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteousness, but in Thy manifold and great mercies. We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under Thy Table. But Thou art the same Lord, whose property is always to have mercy ; Grant us therefore, gracious LORD, so to eat the Flesh of Thy dear Son JESUS CHRIST, and to drink His Blood, that our sinful bodies may be made clean by His Body, and our souls washed through His most precious Blood, and that we may evermore dwell in Him, and He in us. Amen. When the Priest, standing before the Table, hath so ordered the Bread and Wine, that he may with the more readiness and decency break the Bread before the people, and take the Cup into his hands, he shall say the Prayer of Consecration as followeth.


ALMIGHTY GOD, our heavenly Father, who of Thy tender mercy_didst give Thine only Son JESUS CHRIST to suffer death upon the Cross for our redemption; who made there (by His one oblation of Himself once offered) a full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, oblation, and satisfaction, for the sins of the whole world ; and did institute, and in His holy Gospel command us to continue, a perpetual memory of that His precious Death, until His coming again ; Hear us, O merciful FATHER, we most humbly beseech Thee; and grant that we receiving these Thy creatures of bread and wine, according to Thy Son our SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST'S holy institution, in remembrance of His Death and Passion, may

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T Then shall the Minister first receive the Communion in both

kinds himself, and then proceed to deliver the same to the Bishops, Priests, and Deacons in like manner, (if any be present,) and after that to the people also in order, into their hands, all meekly kneeling. And when he delivereth the

Bread to any one, he shall say, The Body of our LORD JESUS Christ, which was given for thee, preserve thy body and soul unto everlasting life. Take and eat this in remembrance that Christ died for thee, and feed on Him in thy heart by faith with thanksgiving. 1 And the Minister that delivereth the Cup to any one shall say,

The Blood of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, which was shed for thee, preserve thy body and soul unto everlasting life. Drink this in remembrance that CHRIST's Blood was shed for thee, and be thankful. 1 If the consecrated Bread or Wine be all spent before all have

communicated, the Priest is to consecrate more according to the Form before prescribed ; beginning at [Our SAVIOUR Christ in the same night, &c.] for the blessing of the Bread; and at [Likewise after Supper, &c.] for the blessing

of the Cup. | When all have communicated, the Minister shall return to the

LORD's Table, and reverently place upon it what remaineth of the consecrated Elements, covering the same with a fair

linen cloth. | Then shall the Priest say the LORD's Prayer, the people repeat

ing after him every petition. Our 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: For Thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.

? After shall be said as followeth. O LORD and heavenly FATHER, We Thy humble servants entirely desire Thy fatherly goodness mercifully to accept this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving ; most humbly beseeching Thee to grant, that by the merits and death of Thy Son JESUS CHRIST, and through faith in His Blood, we and all Thy whole Church may obtain remission of our sins, and all other benefits of His passion. And here we offer and present unto Thee, O Lord, ourselves, our souls and bodies, to be a reasonable, holy, and lively sacrifice unto Thee; humbly beseeching Thee, that all we, who are partakers of this holy Communion, may be fulfilled with Thy grace and heavenly benediction. And although we be unworthy, through our manifold sins, to offer unto Thee any sacrifice, yet we beseech Thee to accept this our bounden duty and service; not weighing our merits, but pardoning our offences, through JESUS CHRIST our LORD; by whom, and with whom, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, all honour and glory be unto Thee, O FATHER Almighty, world without end. Amen.

Or this. ALMIGHTY and everliving God, we most heartily thank Thee, for that Thou dost vouchsafe to feed us, who have duly received these holy mysteries, with the spiritual food of the most precious Body and Blood of Thy Son our SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST; and dost assure us thereby of Thy favour and goodness towards us; and that we

are very members incorporate in the mystical body of Thy Son, which is the blessed company of all faithful

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