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of those holy mysteries. Andment to your comfort; and above all things, ye must give make your humble confession most humble and hearty thanks to ALMIGHTY God, devoutly to God the FATHER, the Son, kneeling. and the Holy Ghost, for the redemption of the world by Then shall this general Confession be

made, by the Priest and all those who are the death and passion of our minded to receive the Holy Communion, Saviour CHRIST, both God and humbly kneeling. man; who did humble himself,

ALMIGHTY GOD, Father even to the death


the cross, for us miserable sinners, Maker of all things, Judge of

of our Lord JESUS CHRIST, who lay in darkness and the all men; we acknowledge and shadow of death ; that he might bewail our manifold sins and make us the children of God, and exalt us to everlasting life. time to time most grievously

wickedness, which we from And to the end that we should have committed, by thought, always remember the exceeding word, and deed, against thy great love of our Master and divine majesty ; provoking most only Saviour JESUS CHRIST, thus dying for us, and the justly thy wrath and indignation

against us. We do earnestly innumerable benefits which by his precious blood-shedding he repent, and are heartily sorry

for these our misdoings; the hath obtained for us, he hath

remembrance of them is grievinstituted and ordained holy mysteries, as pledges of his them is intolerable.

ous unto us; the burthen of

Have love, and for a continual remembrance of his death, to our

mercy upon us, have mercy endless comfort.

upon us, most merciful Father; To him, therefore, with the CHRIST's sake, forgive us all

for thy Son our Lord JESUS Father, and the Holy Ghost, that is past; and grant, that let us give (as we are most bounden) continual thanks; and please thee in newness of

we may ever hereafter serve submitting ourselves wholly to life, to the honour and glory his holy will and pleasure, and studying to serve him in true Christ our Lord. Amen.

of thy name, through JESUS holiness and righteousness, all the days of our life. Amen.

1 Thon shall the Priest (the Bishop, if he be Then shall the Priest say to those who

present) stand

and turning to the

People, say come to receive the Holy Communion, YE who do truly and ear

ALMIGHTY GOD, our nestly repent you of your sins, heavenly Father, who of his and are in love and charity with great mercy hath promised your neighbours, and intend to forgiveness of sins to all those lead a new life, following the who with hearty repentance commandments of God, and and true faith turn unto him, walking from henceforth in his have mercy upon you ; pardon holy ways ; draw near with and deliver you from all your faith, and take this holy sacra- sins ; confirm and strengthen

great and


you in all goodness; and bring 0 LORD, [* Holy Father, ] you to everlasting life, through Almighty, everlasting God. Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Here shall follow the proper Preface,

according to the time, if there be any spe: T Then shall the Priest say,

cially appointed; or else immediately' shall

be said or sung by the Priest and People, Hear what comfortable words

THEREFORE with angels our Saviour Christ saith unto and archangels, and with all all who truly turn to him,

the company of heaven, we COME unto me, all ye that laud and magnify thy glorious travail and are heavy laden, and name; evermore praising thee, I will refresh you. St. Matt. and saying, Holy, holy, holy, xi. 28.

LORD God of hosts, heaven So God loved the world, and earth are full of thy glory : that he gave his only begotten glory be to thee, O LORD Most Son, to the end that all that High. Amen, believe in him should not perish, but have everlasting

1. PROPER PREFACES, life. St. John iii. 16.

Upon Christmas-day, and seven days after. Hear also what St, Paul BECAUSE thou didst give saith.

Jesus CHRIST, thine only Son, This is a true saying, and to be born as at this time for worthy of all men to be received, us ; who, by the operation of that CHRIST JESUS came into the Holy Ghost, was made the world to sinners. very man, of the substance of 1 Tim. i. 15.

the Virgin Mary his mother; Hear also what St. John saith. and that without spot of sin, to

If any man sin, we have an make us clean from all sin : Advocate with the Father, Therefore with angels, fc. JESUS CHRIST the righteous ; Upon Easter-day, and seven days after. and he is the propitiation for

BUT chiefly are we bound our sins. 1 John ií. 1, 2.

to praise thee for the glorious After which the Priest shall proceed, resurrection of thy Son Jesus saying,

CHRIST our Lord : for he is the Lift up your hearts.

very Paschal Lamb, which was Answer. We lift them up

offered for us, and hath taken unto the Lord.


the sin of the world ; who Priest. Let us give thanks by his death hath destroyed unto our LORD God.

death, and, by his rising to life Answer. It is meet and right again, hath restored to us ever so to do.

lasting life: Therefore with

angels, fc. I Then shall the Priest turn to the Lord's Table, and say,

1 Upon Ascension-day, and seven days after. IT is very meet, right, and

THROUGH thy most dearly

beloved Son JESUS CHRIST our our bounden duty, that should at all times, and in all

* These words - [ Holy Father) must be places, give thanks unto thee, omitted on Trinity Sunday.





Lord; who, after his most to us of the Holy Ghost, the glorious resurrection, mani- Comforter; who are one with festly appeared to all his apos- thee in thy eternal GODHEAD : tles, and in their sight ascended Therefore with angels, fc. up into heaven, to prepare a 1 Then shall the Priest, kneeling down at place for us; that where he is, the Lord's Table, say, in the name of all

those who shall receive the Communion, thither we might also ascend,

this Prayer following: and reign with him in glory :

WE do not presume to come Therefore, with angels, fc.

to this thy table, O merciful | Upon Whitsunday, and six days after.

LORD, trusting in THROUGH Jesus Christ righteousness, but in thy maniour Lord; according to whose fold and great mercies. We most true promise, the Holy are not worthy so much as to Ghost came down as at this gather up the crumbs under thy time from heaven, with a sudden table. But thou art the same great sound, as it had been a LORD, whose property is always mighty wind, in the likeness of to have mercy: grant us therefiery tongues, lighting upon fore, gracious LORD, so to eat the apostles, to teach them, the flesh of thy dear Son Jesus and to lead them to all truth ; CHRIST, and to drink his blood, giving them both the gift of that our sinful bodies may be divers languages, and also made clean by his body, and boldness with fervent zeal, our souls washed through his constantly to preach the Gospel most precious blood, and that unto all nations; whereby we we may evermore dwell in him, have been brought out of dark- and he in us. Amen. ness and error, into the clear 7 When the Priest, standing before the table, light and knowledge of thee, hath so ordered the bread and wine, that he

may with the more readiness and decency and of thy Son JESUS CHRIST :

break the bread before the people, and take Therefore with angels, fc. the cup into his hands : he shall say the

Prayer of Consecration, as followeth : Upon the Feast of Trinity only, may be said,

ALL glory be to thee, AlWHO art one God, one MIGHTY GOD, our heavenly LORD; not one only person, Father, for that thou, of thy but three persons in one sub- tender mercy, didst give thine stance : for that which we only Son JESUS CHRIST to believe of the glory of the suffer death upon the cross for Father, the same we believe our redemption ; who made of the Son, and of the Holy there (by his one oblation of Ghost, without any difference himself once offered) a full, or inequality: Therefore with perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, angels, foc.

oblation, and satisfaction, for

the sins of the whole world; Or else this may be said, the words (Holy

Father] being retained in the introductory and did institute, and in his address.

holy gospel command us to FOR the precious death and continue, a perpetual memory merits of thy Son JESUS CHRIST of that his precious death and our Lord, and for the sending sacrifice until his coming again;

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The Invocation.

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break the bread.

his hand.

for in the night | beseech thee, O

in which he was merciful Father, Here the Priest betrayed he to hear us; and, of thy almighty is to take the paten took bread; and goodness, vouchsafe to bless

when he had and sanctify, with thy Word 5. And here to given thanks, he and Holy Spirit, these thy gifts

brake it, and gave and creatures of bread and wine; it to his disciples, that we receiving them accord

saying, Take, eat, ing to thy Son our Saviour • And here to o this is my Body, JESUS CHRIST's holy institution, ay his hand upon which is given in remembrance of his death

for you; do this and passion, may be partakers in remembrance of his most blessed Body and

of me. Likewise, Blood. And we earnestly desire d Here he is to after supper

á thy fatherly goodness, mercitake the cup into he took the cup; fully to accept this our sacrifice

and when he had of praise and thanksgiving ; given thanks, he most humbly beseeching thee gave it to them, to grant, that by the merits and

saying, Drink ye death of thy Son JESUS CHRIST, . And here he is all of this, fore and through faith in his blood, to lay his hand this is my Blood, we, and all thy whole Church, in which there is of the new testa- may obtain remission of our any wine to be con- tament, which is sins, and all other benefits of

shed for you, and his passion. And here we offer for many, for the remission of and present unto thee, O LORD, sins; do this as oft as ye shall ourselves, our souls, and bodies, drink it, in remembrance of me. to be a reasonable, holy, and

living sacrifice unto thee; humWHEREFORE, bly beseeching thee, that we,

O LORD and hea- and all others who shall be venly Father, according to the partakers of this Holy Cominstitution of thy dearly beloved munion, may worthily receive Son our Saviour JESUS CHRIST, the most precious Body and we, thy humble servants, do Blood of thy Son JESUS CHRIST, celebrate and make here before be filled with thy grace and thy divine majesty, with these heavenly benediction, and made thy holy gifts, which we now one body with him, that he may offer unto thee, the memorial dwell in them, and they in him. thy Son hath commanded us to And although we are unworthy, make; having in remembrance through our manifold sins, to his blessed passion and precious offer unto thee any sacrifice; death, his mighty resurrection yet we beseech thee to accept and glorious ascension ; ren- this our bounden duty and serdering unto thee most hearty vice, not weighing our merits, thanks, for the innumerable but pardoning our offences ; benefits procured unto us by through JESUS CHRIST our the same. And we most humbly Lord; by whom, and with


The Oblation.


whom, in the unity of the Holy | daily bread; And forgive us our Ghost, all honour and glory trespasses, as we forgive those be unto thee, O FATHER AL- who trespass against us; And MIGHTY, world without end. lead us not into temptation; But Amen.

deliver us from evil : for thine 197 Here shall be sung a Hymn, or part of a is the Kingdom, and the Power,

Hymn, from the Selection for the Feasts and the Glory, for ever and and Fasts, &c.

ever. Amen. | Then shall the Priest first receive the Communion in both kinds himself, and

T After shall be said as followeth: proceed to deliver the same to the Bishops, ALMIGHTY and everliving Priests, and Deacons, in like manner, (if any be present) and, after that, to the God, we most heartily thank People also in order, into their hands, all thee, for that thou dost vouchdevoutly kneeling : and when he delivereth the Bread, he shall say,

safe to feed us who have duly

received these holy mysteries, THE Body of our Lord Jesus with the spiritual food of the Christ, which was given for most precious Body and Blood thee, preserve thy body and of thy Son our Saviour Jesus soul unto everlasting life: Take Christ; and dost assure and eat this in remembrance thereby of thy favour and goodthat Christ died for thee, and feed on him in thy heart by are very members incorporate

ness towards us; and that we faith, with thanksgiving.

in the mystical body of thy 9 And the Minister who delivereth the Cup, Son, which is the blessed com

pany of all faithful people; and THE Blood of our Lord are also heirs through hope of Jesus Christ, which was shed thy everlasting kingdom, by for thee, preserve thy body the merits of the most precious and soul unto everlasting life : death and passion of thy dear Drink this in remembrance that Son. And we most humbly Christ's blood was shed for beseech thee, O heavenly Fathee, and be thankful.

ther, so to assist us with thy If the consecrated bread and wine be spent grace, that we may continue in ! efore all have communicated, the Priest that holy fellowship, and do all before prescribed ; beginning at Al glory such good works as thou hast be to thee, Almighty God—and ending with prepared for us to walk in, these words--partakers of his most blessed Body and Blood.

through JESUS CHRIST 1 When all have communicated, the Minis: Lord; to whom with thee and ter shall return to the Lord's Table, and the Holy Ghost, be all honour reverently place upon it what remaineth and glory, world without end. of the consecrated elements, covering the same with a fair linen cloth.

Amen. T Then shall the Minister say the Lord's | Then shall be said or sung, all standing, Prayer, the People repeating after him

Gloria in excelsis, or some proper Hymn every petition.

from the selection. OUR Father, who art in hea- GLORY be to God on high, ven, Hallowed be thy Name; and on earth peace, good-will Thy kingdom come ; Thy will towards men. We praise thee, be done on earth, as it is in we bless thee, we worship thee, heaven; Give us this day our we glorify thee, we give thanks

shall say,


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