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rament of the Body and Blood of doth nothing else but increase your
Christ; to be by them received, in condemnation. Therefore, if any
remembrance of his meritorious of you be a blasphemer of God, an
Cross and Passion; whereby alone hinderer or slanderer of his Word,
we obtain remission of our sins, an adulterer, or be in malice or
and are made partakers of the king- envy, or in any other grievous
dom of Heaven. Wherefore it is crime; repent ye of your sins, or
our duty to render most humble else come not to that holy Table.
and hearty thanks to Almighty And because it is requisite that
God, our heavenly Father, for that no man should come to the Holy
he hath given his Son our Saviour Communion, but with a full trust
Jesus Christ, not only to die for us, in God's mercy, and with a quiet
but also to be our spiritual food and conscience; therefore, if there be
sustenance in that holy Sacrament. any of you, who by these means
Which being so divine and com- cannot quiet his own conscience
fortable a thing to them who re- herein, but requireth further com-
eeive it worthily, and so dangerous fort or counsel; let him come to
to those who will presume to re- me, or to some other Minister of
ceive it unworthily; my duty is to God's word, and open his grief;
exhort you in the mean season, to that he may receive such Godly
consider the dignity of that holy counsel and advice, as may tend to
Mystery, and the great peril of the the quieting of his conscience, and
nworthy receiving thereof; and so the removing of all scruple and
to search and examine your own doubtfulness.
consciences (and that not lightly,
and after the manner of dissem-
blers with God; but so) that ye
may come holy and clean to such

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Or, in case he shall see the People
negligent to come to the Holy Com
munion, instead of the former, he
shall use this Exhortation.

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heavenly feast, in the marriage-DEARLY beloved brethren, on
garment required by God in holy -I intend, by God's grace,
scripture; and be received as wor-to celebrate the Lord's Supper,
thy partakers of that holy Table. unto which, in God's behalf, I'bid
The way and means thereto is, you all who are here present; and
First, to examine your lives and beseech you for the Lord Jesus
conversations by the rule of God's Christ's sake, that ye will not re-
commandments; and wherein so-fuse to come thereto, being so lov-
ever ye shall perceive yourselves to ingly called and bidden by God
have offended, either by will, word, himself. Ye know how grievous
deed, there to bewail your own and unkind a thing it is, when a
sinfulness, and to confess your-man hath prepared a rich feast,
selves to Almighty God, with full decked his table with all kinds of
purpose of amendment of life. And provision, so that there lacketh no-
if ye shall perceive your offences to thing but the guests to sit down;
be such as are not only against and yet they who are called (with-
God, but also against your neigh- out any cause) most unthankfully
bours; then ye shall reconcile your-refuse to come. Which of you in
selves unto them; being ready to such a case would not be moved?
make restitution and satisfaction, Who would not think a great in-
according to the uttermost of your jury and wrong done unto him?
for all injuries and wrongs Wherefore, most dearly beloved in
by you to any other; and be- Christ, take ye good heed, lest ye,
ing likewise ready to forgive others withdrawing yourselves from this
who have offended you, as ye would holy Supper, provoke God's indig
have forgiveness of your offences at nation against you. It is an easy
God's hand: For otherwise the re-matter for a man to say, I will not
ceiving of the Holy Communion communicate, because I am other-

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wise hindered with worldly busi- all persons diligently to try and exness. But such excuses are not so amine themselves, before they preeasily accepted, and allowed before sume to eat of that Bread, and God. If any man say I am a griev-drink of that Cup. For as the be ous sinner, and therefore am afraid nefit is great, if with a true peni to come; wherefore then do ye not tent heart and lively faith we receive repent and amend? When God that holy Sacrament; so is the calleth you, are ye not ashamed to danger great, if we receive the say, ye will not come? When ye same unworthily, Judge there. should return to God, will ye ex-fore yourselves, brethren, that ye cuse yourselves, and say, ye are be not judged of the Lord; repent not ready? Consider earnestly with ye truly for your sins past; have a yourselves, how little such feigned lively and steadfast faith in Christ excuses will avail before God. our Saviour; amend your lives, Those who refused the feast in the and be in perfect charity with all Gospel, because they had bought a men: so shall ye be meet partakers farm, or would try their yokes of of those holy Mysteries. And above oxen, or because they were married, all things, ye must give most hum were not so excused, but counted ble and hearty thanks to God the unworthy of the heavenly feast. Father, the Son, and the Holy Wherefore, according to mine of Ghost, for the redemption of the fice, I bid you in the name of God, world, by the death and passion of I call you in Christ's behalf, I ex- our Saviour Christ, both God and hort you, as ye love your own sal- man; who did humble himself, even vation, that ye will be partakers of to the death upon the cross, for us this Holy Communion. And as the miserable sinners, who lay in darkSon of God did vouchsafe to yield ness and the shadow of death; that up his soul by death upon the cross, he might make us the children of for your salvation; so it is your God, and exalt us to everlasting duty to receive the Communion in life. And to the end that we should remembrance of the sacrifice of his always remember the exceeding death, as he himself hath com- great love of our Master and only, manded: Which if ye shall neglect Saviour Jesus Christ, thus dying to do, consider with yourselves, for us, and the innumerable bene how great is your ingratitude to fits which by his precious blood God, and how sore punishment shedding he hath obtained for us hangeth over your heads for the he hath instituted and ordained same, when ve wilfully abstain from holy Mysteries, as pledges. of hi the Lord's Table, and separate from love, and for a continual remem your brethren who come to feed on brance of his death, to our great the banquet of that most heavenly and endless comfort. To him, there food. These things if ye earnestly fore, with the Father, and the Holy consider, ye will by God's grace, Ghost, let us give (as we are most return to a better mind; for the bounden) continual thanks; sub obtaining whereof we shall not mitting ourselves wholly to hi cease to make our humble petitions holy will and pleasure, and study unto Almighty God, our heavenly ing to serve him in true holines Father. and righteousness, all the days of At the time of the Celebration of the our life. Amen.

Communion, the Priest shall say this T Then shall the Priest say to thos who come to receive the Holy Com EARLY beloved in the Lord, munion,

Exhortation.

DE ye who mind to come to the YE who do truly and earnestl Holy Body and repent you your sins, Blood of our Saviour Christ, must are in love and charity with you consider how St. Paul exhorteth neighbours, and intend to lead

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new life, following the command- So God loved the world, that he
ments of God, and walking from gave his only begotten Son, to the
henceforth in his holy ways; draw end that all that believe in him
near with faith, and take this holy should not perish, but have ever-
Sacrament to your comfort; and lasting life. St. John ini. 16.
make your humble confession to Hear also what St. Paul saith.
Almighty God, devoutly kneeling. This is a true saying, and wor-
Then shall this general Confession thy of all men to be received, that
be made, by the Priest and all those Christ Jesus came into the world
who are minded to receive the Holy to save sinners. 1 Tim. i. 15.
Communion, humbly kneeling.
Hear also what St. John saith.

ALMIGHTY God, Father of
Christ,

If any man sin, we have an Ad-
with

After which the Priest shall proceed, saying,

Father, Jesus of all things, Judge of all men; we Christ the righteous; and he is the acknowledge and bewail our mani-prop iation for our sins. 1 John fold sins and wickedness, which weli. 1, 2. her from time to time most grievously ster have committed, by thought, word, stand deed, against thy divine Majesty; provoking most justly thy wrath and indignation against us, We do earnestly repent, and are at heartily sorry for these our misdoings; the remembrance of them mts grievous unto us; the burthen of nt them is intolerable. Have mercy, upon us, have mercy upon us, most do merciful Father; for thy Son our sitLord Jesus Christ's sake, forgive us

Lift up your hearts. Answer. We lift them up unto the Lord.

Priest. Let us give thanks unto our Lord God.

Answer. It is meet and right so to do.

all that is past; and grant, that we nd may ever hereafter serve and please

er thee in newness of life, to the hon Father,] Almighty,everlasting God.

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Here shall follow the proper Preface, according to the time, if there be any specially appointed; or else immediately shall be said or sung by the Priest and People,

God, our heavenlyHEREFORE with Angels and Father, who of his great mer- Archangels, and with all the ey hath promised forgiveness of company of heaven, we laud and sins to all those who with hearty magnify thy glorious name; everrepentance and true faith turn unto more praising thee, and saying, him, have mercy upon you; par- Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of don and deliver you from all your Hosts heaven and earth are full of sins; confirm and strengthen you thy glory: Glory be to thee, O in all goodness; and bring you to Lord Most High. Imen. everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then shall the Priest (the Bishop, if
he be present) stand up, an turning
to the People, say,

Then shall the Priest turn to the

Lord's Table, and say,

is very meet, right, and our all times, and in all places, give bounden duty, that we should at thanks unto thee, O Lord, [*Holy

Then shall the Priest say,
Hear what comfortable words

¶ PROPER PREFACES. Upon Christmas Day, and seven Days after.

our Saviour Christ saith unto all BECAUSE thou didst give Jesus
who truly turn to him.
only to be
COME unto me, all ye that travel born as at this time for us; who,
and are heavy laden, and I will by the operation of the Holy Ghost,
refresh you. St. Matt. xi. 28. was made very man, of the sub-

These words (Holy Father] must be omitted on Trinity Sunday.

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stance of the Virgin Mary his Son, and of the Holy Ghost, with Mother; and that without spot of out any difference or inequality sin, to make us clean from all sin: Therefore with Angels, &c. Therefore with Angels, &c.

Upon Easter Day, and seven Days

after.

Or else this may be said, the words Holy Father] being retained in the introductory Address.

OR the precious death and merits of thy Son Jesus Christ

BUT chiefly are we bound to praise thee for the glorious resurrection of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, and for the sending to us our Lord: For he is the very of the Holy Ghost the Comforter; Paschal Lamb, which was offered who are one with thee in thy eter for us, and hath taken away the sinnal Godhead: Therefore with Anof the world; who by his death hath gels, &c. destroyed death, and, by his rising to life again, hath restored to us everlasting life: Therefore with Angels, &c.

Upon Ascension Day, and seven
Days after.

Then shall the Priest, kneeling down

at the Lord's Table, say, in the name of all those who shall receive the Communion, this Prayer following:

Upon the Feast of Trinity only, may

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THROUGH Jesus Christ

WE do not presume to come to THROUGH thy most dearly this thy Table, O merciful beloved Son Jesus Christ our Lord, trusting in our own righte Lord; who, after his most glorious ousness, but in thy manifold and resurrection, manifestly appeared great mercies. We are not worthy to all his Apostles, and in their so much as to gather up the crumbs. sight ascended up into heaven, to under thy Table. But thou art the prepare a place for us; that where same Lord, whose property is he is, thither we might also ascend, always to have mercy Grant us and reign with him in glory therefore, gracious Lord, so to eat Therefore with Angels, &c. the flesh of thy dear Son Jesus ¶ Upon Whitsunday, and six Days Christ, and to drink his blood, that our sinful bodies may be made our clean by his body, and our souls Lord; according to whose washed through his most precious most true promise, the Holy Ghost blood, and that we may evermore" came down as at this time from dwell in him, and he in us. Amen. heaven, with a sudden great sound, T Wher the Priest, standing before as it had been a mighty wind, in the Table, hath so ordered the Bread the likeness of fiery tongues, lightand Wine, that he may with the more readiness and decency break ing upon the Apostles, to teach the Bread before the People, and take them, and to lead them to all truth; the Cup into his hands; he shall say giving them both the gift of divers the Prayer of Consecration, as follanguages, and also boldness with Joweth: fervent zeal, constantly to preach ALL glory be to thee, Almighty the gospel unto all nations; where- God, our heavenly Father, for by we have been brought out of that thou, of thy tender mercy, darkness and error, into the clear didst give thine only Son Jesus light and true knowledge of thee, Christ to suffer death upon the and of thy Son Jesus Christ cross for our redemption; who Therefore with Angels, &c. made there (by his one oblation of himself once offered) a full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, obla

WHO art one God, one Lord; tion, and satisfaction, for the sins not one only person, but three of the whole world; and did instipersons in one substance: For that tute, and in his holy gospel comwhich we believe of the glory of the inand us to continue a perpetual Father, the same we believe of the memory of that his precious

death and sacrifice until his com- Jesus Christ's holy institution, in
ing again: for in the night in which remembrance of his Death and
he was betrayed (a) (a) Here the Passion, may be partakers of his
he took bread; and Priest is to take most blessed Body and Blood.
when he had gi- the Paten into And we earnestly desire thy father-
ven thanks, (b) he his hands.
(b) And here ly goodness, mercifully to accept
break the this our sacrifice of praise and
thanksgiving; most humbly be-

me. Likewise, af

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brake it, and gave to it to his disciples, Bread. saying, Take, eat, seeching thee to grant, that by the (c) this is my Bo- (c) And here merits and death of thy Son Jesus dy, which is given to lay his hands Christ, and through faith in his for you: Do this upon all the blood, we, and all thy whole erin remembrance of Breal. Church, may obtain remission of our sins, and all other benefits of ter supper (d) he (d Here he his passion. And here we offer and took the cup; and to take the Cup present unto thee, O Lord, our when he had given into his hands. selves, our souls, and bodies, to be thanks, he gave it a reasonable, holy, and living sacrito them, saying, fice unto thee; humbly beseeching Drink ye all of this; thee, that we, and all others who for (e) this is my (e) And here shall be partakers of this holy Blood, of the New he is to lay his Communion, may worthily receive Testament, which hand upon every the most precious Body and Blood is shed for you, and essel, in which of thy Son Jesus Christ, be filled there is any for many, for the Wine to be con- with thy grace and heavenly beneremission of sins: secrated. diction, and made one body with Do this as oft as ye him, that he may dwell in them, shall drink it, in reand they in him. And although membrance of me. we are unworthy, through our manifold sins, to offer unto thee

The Oblation.

WHEREFORE, any sacrifice; yet we beseech thee O Lord and to accept this our bounden duty heavenly Father, according to the and service, not weighing our institution of thy dearly beloved merits, but pardoning our offences; Son our Saviour Jesus Christ, we, through Jesus Christ our Lord; by thy humble servants, do celebrate whom, and with whom, in the unity and make here before thy divine of the Holy Ghost, all honour and Majesty, with these thy holy gifts, glory be unto thee, O Father which we now offer unto thee, the Almighty, world without end.. memorial thy Son hath commanded Amen. us to make; having in remembrance his blessed passion and precious death, his mighty resurrection and glorious ascension; rendering unto thee most hearty thanks, for the innumerable benefits procured unto us by the same. And we most humbly beseech thee, O merciful Father, to hear us; and, of thy Almighty goodness, vouchsafe to bless and sanctify, with thy THE Body of our Lord Jesus Word and Holy Spirit, these thy Christ, which was given for gifts and creatures of bread and thee, preserve thy body and soul wine; that we, receiving them ac-lunto everlasting life: Take and eat cording to thy Son our Saviour this in remembrance that Christ

Here shall be sung a Hymn, or Part
of a Hymn, from the Selection for
the Feasts and Fasts, &c.
Then shall the Priest first receive

the Communion in both kinds him-
self, and proceed to deliver the same
to the Bishops, Priests, and Dea-
cons, in like manner, (if any be pre-
sent) and, after that, to the People
also in order, into their hands, all
devoutly kneeling. And when he
delivereth the Bread, he shall say,

The Invocation.

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