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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. the parish for that purpose; and reverently 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 * And the Bishop, shall the rilaces upone hue presume to eat of that Bread, and drink

Table so much Bread and Wine
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 CHRIST's Church militant.

faith we receive that holy sacrament;

so is the danger great, if we receive the ALMIGHTY and everliving God, same unworthily. Judge therefore yourwho, by thy holy Apostlé, 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 io 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- us to everlasting life. And to the end tenance of thy true religion and virtue. that we should always remember the Give grace, o 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. Το 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

I 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; beseeching thee to give us grace so to

YE who do truly and earnestly repent 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 henceforth in his holy ways; draw near

mandments of God, and walking from 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.

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.

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, 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, O LORD, [*Holy Father,] nestly repent, and are heartilysorry for ALMIGHTY, everlasting God. these our misdoings; the remembrance of them is grievous unto us ; the burthen " Here shall follow the proper Preface, accord.

ing to the time, if there be any specially of them is intolerable.

Have mercy

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 I Then shall the Bishop stand up, and turning Lord Most High. Amen.

to the People, say, ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly

T PROPER PREFACES. Father, who, of his great mercy, hath 1 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 elean from all Lord. Amen.

sin: Therefore with angels, foc. Then shall the Bishop say,

Upon Easter-day, and seven days after. Hear what comfortable words

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, de. 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. 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, f-c. our sins. 1 John ii. 1, 2.

1 Upon Whitsunday, and six days after. 1 After which the Bishop shall proceed, saying,

THROUGH JESUS CHRIST

Lord; according to whose most true Lift up your hearts. Answer. We lift them up unto the

* These words, Holy Father, must be omitted LORD.

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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 thee, and of thy Son Jesus Christ: when he had given Therefore with angels, f•c.

thanks, 6 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, ċ 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 difference

or after

supper, d he inequality: Therefore with angels, f-c. took the cup; and take the cup into his 1 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 FOR the precious death and merits ye all of this, for of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, and this is my blood of lay his hand upon

every vessel in which 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, foc.

for the remission of sins : do this as

oft as ye shall drink it, in remembrance " Then shall the Bishop, kneeling down at the

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- in remembrance his blessed passion and

Son hath commanded us to make; having cious Lord, so to eat the flesh of thy 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.

humbly beseech thee,

O merciful Father, to hear us; and, of * 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 may with the more readiness and decency 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

same.

The Invocation.

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 revethanksgiving; 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

1. 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 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

1 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; yet 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 * Here shall be sung a Hymn, or part of a also heirs through hope of thy everlast

company of all faithful people; and are Hymn, from the Selection for the Feasts and Fasts, &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, thee, O heavenly Father, so to assist us and Deacons, in like manner, and after that, with thy grace, that we may continue to the People also in order, into their hands in that holy fellowship, and do all such all devoutly kneeling: and when he delivereth the bread, he shall say,

good works as thou hast prepared for us THE Body of our Lord JESUS Lord; to whorn, with thee and the Holy

to walk in, through JESUS CHRIST our Christ, which was given for thee, Ghost, be all honour and glory, world preserve thy body and soul unto ever- 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 Ercelsis, or some proper Hymn with thanksgiving.

from the Selection. 1 And the Bishop, delivering the cup, shall

GLORY be to God on high, and in

earth peace, good will towards men. THE Blood of our Lord JESUS We praise thee, we bless thee, we worChrist, 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 fasting 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 be to thee, Almighty God—and ending

with mercy upon us : Thou who takest away these wordspartakers of his most blessed the sins of the world, have mercy upon Body and Blood.

us: Thou who takest away the sins of 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.

say,

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. our Lord : And the blessing of God

For thou only art holy; thou only art ALMIGHTY, the FATHER, the Son, and the Lord; thou only, Ö 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.

1 If any of the consecrated bread and wine * Then the Bishop shall let them depart with remain after the Communion, it shall not be this blossing.

carried out of the Church; but the Bishop

and other communicants shall, immediately THE peace of God, which passeth after the blessing,

erently 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.

1 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 Bishop shall go within the rails, with

such of the Clergy as can be there accomTHE 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, 2 For he hath founded it upon

the

and then standing up, and turning to 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, Å Even 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 : devotion and humility in his service; and the King of glory shall come in. which pious works have been approved

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 : 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.

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