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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, even to the death upon the of our Lord JESUS Christ,
ALMIGHTY GOD, Father cross, for us miserable sinners, Maker of all things, Judge of who lay in darkness and the shadow of death ; that he might bewail our manifold sins and
all men; we acknowledge and make us the children of God, wickedness, which we from and exalt us to everlasting life. And to the end that we should have committed, by thought,
time to time most grievously 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 innumerable benefits which by
against us. We do earnestly his precious blood-shedding he repent, and are heartily sorry hath obtained for us, he hath
for these our misdoings; the instituted and ordained holy
remembrance of them is grievmysteries, as pledges of his
ous unto us; the burthen of
them is intolerable. Have love, and for a continual remembrance of his death, to our
mercy upon us, have mercy
upon us, most merciful Father; great and endless comfort.
for thy Son our Lord JESUS To him, therefore, with the Father, and the Holy Ghost, that is past; and grant, that
Christ's sake, forgive us all let us give (as we are most
we may ever hereafter serve bounden) continual
thanks; and please thee in newness of submitting ourselves wholly to
life, to the honour and glory his holy will and pleasure, and studying to serve him in true
of thy name, through Jesus
CHRIST our Lord. Amen. holiness and righteousness, all the days of our life. Amen. 1 Then shall the Priest (the Bishop, if he be T 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
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
you in all goodness; and bring| 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 speT 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
T PROPER PREFACES, life. St. John iii. 16.
1 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 ; q Upon Easter-day, and seven days after. and he is the propitiation for our sins. 1 John ii. 1, 2.
BUT chiefly are we bound
to praise thee for the glorious, 1 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.
away 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. T Then shall the Priest turn to the Lord's Table, and say,
Upan Ascension day, and seven days after. IT is very meet, right, and
THROUGH thy most dearly our bounden duty, that we
beloved Son Jesus Christ our should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto thee, 1 omitted on Trinity Sunday.
* These words (Holy Father] must be
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 q 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 T Upon Whitsunday, and six days after.
LORD, trusting in our 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 there fiery 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 | When the Priest, standing before the table, light and true 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, &c. the cup into his hands : he shall say the
Prayer of Consecration, as followeth : 1 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, frc.
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;
for in the night beseech thee, O
The Invocation. 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 And here to given thanks, b he and Holy Spirit, these thy gifts break the bread.
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 this is my Body, Jesus Christ's holy institution, bay 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 athy fatherly goodness, merci. take 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, for 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 secrated.
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, whịch 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 ser. dering 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
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 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
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 THE Body of our Lord Jesus with the spiritual food of the
received these holy mysteries, 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 that Christ died for thee, and thereby of thy favour and good
ness towards us; and that we feed on him in thy heart by
are very members incorporate faith, with thanksgiving. in the mystical body of thy 1 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 Fa. thee, and be thankful.
ther, so to assist us with thy 1 If the consecrated bread and wine be spent grace, that we may continue in
before all have communicated, the Priest that holy fellowship, and do all is to consecrate more, according to the form before prescribed ; beginning at-All 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
through Jesus Christ Body and Blood.
Lord; to whom with thee and TWhen all have communicated, the Minister 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
Amen. same with a fair linen cloth. 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