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saytheir prayers absurdlyand indecently, holding theirtongues where they sliould speak, and joining with the minister aloud, where they should only hearken and say Amen. But what can be more improper than to hear them promiscuously absolve themselves and one another, and taking the priestly office on them, in a part of it which is one of the most distinguishing he has
When the absolution is over, attend diligently to the sentences of scripture, which the minister is to read; and when he bids you lift up your hearts to God, you must be sure not only to do it in word but in deed, and with great earnestness,
9 Then shall the Priest say; Hear what comfortable words our Saviour Christ Saith unto all that truly turn unto him :
Come unto me, all ye that travel and are heavyladen, and I will refresh you. Mat. xi. 28.
So God loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, to the end that all that believe in
him should not perish, but have everlasting life. : John iji. 10. • Hear also what Saint Paul faith.
This is a true saying, and worthy of all men to be received, that Christ Jesus came into the world 10 fave linners. 1 Tim. i. 15.
Hear also what Saint John faith · If any man fin we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous, and he is the propitiation for our sins. ]. John ii. 1.
; q After which the priest shall proceed, saying ; * Lift up your hearts. .
Answ. We lift them up unto the Lord. Priest. Let us give thanks unto our Lord God. Answ. It is meet and right so to do. . 9 Then shall the Priest turn to the Lord's table and say, •It is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, of These words I Holu that we thould at all times, and Father) must be omit. in all places, give thanks to ted on Trinity Suna 'thee, O Lord, + Holy Father day. Almighty, everlasting God.
Here shall follow the proper preface, according to the . time, if there be any especially appointed ; or else inmediately shall follow,
Therefore with angels and archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious name; evermore praiGng thee, and saying, Holy, holy, holy Lord God of Hofts, hea. ven and earth are full of thy glory. Glory be to thee, O Lord most high. Amen.
Proper Prefaces. Upon Christmas-day, and seven days after. Because thou didst give Jesus Christ, thine only Son, to be born, as at this time, for us ; who by the operation of the Holy Ghost was made very man, of the substance of the Virgin Mary his mother, and that without spot of fin, to make us clean from: all fin. Therefore, with angels, &c.
. Upon Easter-day, and seven days after.
But chiefly we are bound to praise thee for the glorious resurrection of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord : for he is the very: Paschal Limb, which was offered for us, and hath taken away the lin of the world; who by his death hath destroyed death, and! by his rising to life again harh restored us to everlasting life. Therefore, with angels, &c.
Upon Ascension-day, and seven days after. Through thy most dearly beloved Son Jesus Chrift: our Lord, who after his most glorious resurrection manifestly appeared to all his apoftles, and in their fight ascended into heaven to prepare a plaee for us, that where he is, thither we might also afcend, and reign with him in glory. Therefore, with angels, Etc. . . Upon Whitsunday, and six days after.
Thro? Jesus Christ.our Lord, according to whole: most true promile the Holy Ghost came down as at this time from heaven with a sudden great found, as if it had been a mighty wind, in the likeness of fiery, tongues, lighting upon the apostles, to teach
them and lead them into all truth, giving them both the gift of divers languages, and also boldness with fervent zeal, constantly to preach the gospel unto all nations, whereby we have been brought from darkness and error, into the light and true knowledge of thee, and of thy Son Jesus Christ. Therefore, with angels, &C.
Upon the feast of Trinity only. ' 16 Who art one God, one Lord ; not only one pers' fon but three persons in one substance : for that which we believe of the glory of the Father, the fame we believe of the Son, and of the Holy Ghoft, 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 faying, Holy, holy, holy Lord God of Hofts, heaven and earth are full of thy glory. Glory be to thee, O Lord, moft high. Amen. 1 2 hoin'" Rubrick."
1: q Then shall the priest, koeeling down at the Lord's table, say in the name of all them that shall receive tlie communion, this prayer following
The ginider. L. Directions. We do not presume to. When the priest acknowcome to this thy table, Osledges in this form of humilimerciful Lord, trusting ation his own, and the comin our own righteousnels, God's unmerited kindness, in
imunicant's unworthiness, and bot in thy manifold and admitting them to his holy great mercies. We are table, make this act of huminot worthy so much as to liation your own by your most gather up the crumbs devout attention, and joining under thy table; but thou with an hearly. Amen.... art the same Lord, whofe property is always to have mercy; grant us, therefore, gracious Lord, fo to eat the fleth 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. i. Otti Rubrick, , i q When the priest, standing before the table, hath so ordered the breud and wine that he may with more readipess and decency break the bread before the people, 'and take the cup into his hands, he shall say the prayer of Corisecration as followeth : 1 The spiniller. Directions.
| Almighty God our heal
This is the prayer of con
secration, to be said by the venly Father, who of thy priest alone and whilst he is tender mercy didit give consecrating the bread and thine only Son - Jefus wine, raise up thy soul to see Christ to suffer death up-with the eye of faith what on the cross for our re- great things the Lord hath left demption, who made thee in that sacrament; and there (by his own oblation pray that they may be a means
Wof conveying into your soul of himself once offered all the benefits of his precious a full, perfect, and fuffi- death, saying secretly. i. cient sacrifice, oblation, and satisfaction for the SEND down thy spirit and fins of the whole world, blessing upon this means of and did institute, and in grace and salvation, whichthou his holy gofpel command Ithyself, O Jesu, hast ordained. us to continue a perpetual memorial of that his precious death until his coming again : hear us, O mere ciful Father, we'most humbly befeech '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 be partakers of his most blessed body and blood: who in the same night that he was betrayed (a) took (a) Here the priest, is bread; and when he had given to take the paten inthanks (b) "he brake it and gave
to his hands. it to his disciples;saying, Take, the bread.
Sc (b) And here to break
(c) And here to lay his cát, (16) this is my body which hands upon all the is given for you, do this in bread. (d) Here he is to take "
mi remembrance of me; likewise thé cup into his hands. after supper rd) he took the (e) And here to lay cup, and when he had given his hand upon every thanks, he gave it to them vessel (be it chalice or saying, Drink ye all of this; flagon) in which there for this (e) is my blood of the is any wine to be con- New Testament, which is secrated, i
s hed for you, and for many, for the remission of fins: Do this as oft as ye shali drink it in remembrance of me. Amen.
: Directions. ** Be not discouraged if you cannot fill up all spaces with regular devotion, or with intense meditation between the prayer of consecration and the time of receiving the bread and wine; in this case do as well as you can: remember your own offences with as much sorrow as you can, and the mercies of God to you in Christ Jesus, with as inuch love, joy, and gratitude; recommend to God's mercy our parents, relations, friends, and all the world. Do any thing that is good and proper to fill up the time, and leave the rest to God, who is a bounteous rewarder of them that seek him.
*** Or when the prayer of consecration is over, if you have time before the bread and wine are brought to you, use the following prayer: Les mer prayer immediately after the confecration of the
, bread and wine. - I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving: and will call upon the pame of the Lord I will pay my vows up to the Lord, in the sight of all his people; in the courts of the Lord's bouse, even in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem, praise the Lord. Psul. cxvi. 14, 15, 16. " NTOW, O my God, proftrate before IV thine altar, 1 dare not so much as took upon this mystery of our falvation, if thou hadît not invited me. I befeech thee, therefore, accept of this representa