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eternal life. 1 Tim. vi. 17, 18,stle, hast tauglit us to make prayers 19.
and supplications, and to give God is not unrighteous, that he thanks for all men: We humbly will forget your works, and labour beseech thee most mercifully [*to that proceedeth of love; which accept our alms and oblations, love ye have showed for his name's und] to receive these our prayers, sake, who have ministered unto which we offer unto thy divine the saints, and yet do minister. Majesty ; beseeching thee to inHeb. vi. 10.
spire continually the Universal To do good and to distribute, Church with the spirit of truth, forget not; for with such sacri- unity, and concord; and grant that fices God is well pleased. Heb. all those who do confess thy holy xiii. 16.
name may agree in the truth of thy Whoso hath this world's good, holy word, and live in unity and and seeth his brother have need, godly love. We beseech thee also, and shutteth up his compassion so to direct and dispose the hearts from him, how dwelleth the love of all Christian rulers,' that they of God in him ? 1 John ii. 17. may truly and impartially admi
Give alms of thy goods, and nister justice, to the punishment of never turn thy face from any poor wickedness and vice, and to the man; and then the face of the inaintenance of thy true religion Lord shall not be turned away and virtue. Give grace, O heavenfrom thee. Tob. iv. 7.
ly Father, to all Bishops and other Be merciful after thy power. If Ministers; that they may, both by thou hast much, give plenteously; their life and doctrine, set forth thy if thou hast little, do thy diligence true and lively Word, and rightly gladly to give of that little: for and duly administer thy holy saso gatherest thou thyself a good craments. And to all thy people reward in the day of necessity. give thy heavenly grace; and esTob. iv. 8, 9.
pecially to this congregation here He that hath pity upon the poor, present; that with meek heart, and lendeth unto the Lord: and look, due reverence, they may hear and what he layeth out, it shall be paid receive thy holy Word; truly servhim again. Prov. xix. 17. ing thee in holiness and righteous
Blessed be the man that pro- ness all the days of their life. And videth for the sick and needy: the we most humbly beseech thee, of Lord shall deliver him in the time thy goodness, O Lord, to comfort of trouble. Psalm xli. 1. and succour all those who, in this * Whilst these Sentences are in reading, the Dea- transitory life, are in trouble, sor
Church-wardens, or other fit persons ap- row,' need, sickness, or any other pointed for that purpose, shall receive the Alms for the Poor, and other Devotions of the People,
And we also bless thy in a decent Basin to be provided by the Parish holy name, for all thy servants deBishop, who shall humbly present and place it parted this life in ihy faith and upon the Holy Table.
fear; beseeching thee to give us And the Bishop shall then place upon the Table grace so to follow their good exso much Bread and Wine as he shall think amples, that with them we may sufficient; after which he shall say, Let us pray for the whole state kingdom: Grant this, O Fa
be partakers of thy heavenly of Christ's church militant.
ther, for Jesus Christ's sake, our LMIGHTY and everlasting only Mediator and Advocate.
*Uthere be no alins or oblations, then shall the words (to accept our alms and oblations, and) be left unsaid.
persons diligently to try and ex-are in love and charity with your amine themselves, before they pre- neighbours, and intend to lead a sume to eat of that Bread, and drink new life, following the commandof that Cup. For as the benefit is ments of God, and walking from great, if with a true penitent heart henceforth in his holy ways; draw and lively faith we receive that holy near with faith, and take this holy Sacrament; so is the danger great, Sacrament to your comfort; and if we receive the same unworthily. make your humble confession to Judge therefore yourselves, bre- Almighty God, devoutly kneeling. thren, that ye be not judged of the 1 Then shall this general Confession be made by Lord; repent ye truly for your sins
the Bishop and all those who are minded to re
ceive the Holy Communion, humbly kneeling. past; have a lively and steadfast faith in Christ our Saviour ; amend ALMIGHTY God, Father of your lives, and be in perfect charity of all things, Judge of all men; we with all men; so partakers of those holy Mysteries. acknowledge and bewail our maniAnd, above all things, ye must give from time to time most grievously
fold sins and wickedness, which we most humble and hearty thanks to God the Father, the Son, and the have committed, by thought, word, Holy Ghost, for the redemption of and deed, against thy divine Mathe world by the death and passion jesty; provoking most justly thy of our Saviour Christ, both God wrath and indignation against us. and man; who did bumble himself. We do earnestly repent, and are even to the death upon the cross,
heartily sorry for these our misdofor us miserable sinners, who lay in ings; the remembrance of them darkness and the shadow of death; is grievous unto us; the burthen of that he might make us the children them is intolerable. Have mercy of God, and exalt us to everlasting upon us, have mercy upon us, most life. And to the end that we shoulă merciful Father; for thy Son our
Lord Jesus Christ's sake, forgive always remember the exceeding great love of our Master and only us all that is past ; and grant
, that Saviour Jesus Christ, thus dying
we may ever hereafter serve and for us, and the innumerable benefits please thee in newness of life, to which by his precious blood-shed- the honour and glory of thy name, ding he hath obtained for us, he through Jesus Christ our Lord. hath instituted and ordained holy
1 Then shall the Bishop stand up, and turning to
the People, say,
his great less comfort. To him, therefore, mercy hath promised forgiveness with the Father, and the Holy of sins to all those who with hearty Ghost, let us give (as we are most repentance and true faith turn unto bounden) continual thanks; sub-bin, have mercy upon you; parmitting ourselves wholly to his ho-don and deliver you from all your ly will and pleasure, and studying sins; confirm and strengthen you to serve him in true holiness and in all goodness; and bring you
to everlasting life, through Jesus of thy glory: Glory be to thee, O Christ our Lord. Amen.
Lord Most High. Amen. 1 Then shall the Bishop say, Hear what comfortable words | PROPER PREFACES. our Saviour Christ saith unto all 1 Upon Christmas Day, and seven Days after.
ECAUSE thou didst who truly turn to him.
give YOMÉ unto me, all ye that
sus Christ, thine only Son, to travel and are heavy laden, be born as at this time for us ; who, and I will refresh you. Št. Matt. by the operation of the Holy Ghost, xi. 28.
was made very man, of the subSo God loved the world, that he stance of the Virgin Mary his Mogave his only begotten Son, to the ther; and that without spot of sin, end that all that believe in him to make us clean from all sin: should not perish, but have ever-Therefore with Angels, &c.
1 Upon Easter Day, and seven Days after.
UT chiefly are we bound to Hear also what St. Paul saith. B
praise thee for the glorious This is a true saying, and worthy resurrection of thy Son Jesus Christ of all men to be received, that Christ our Lord : For he is the very PasJesus came into the world to save chal Lamb, which was offered for sinners. 1 Tim. i. 15. Hear also what St. John saith. the world; who by his death hath
us, and hath taken away the sin of
Upon Ascension Day, and seven Days after.
ous resurrection, manifestly apBishop. Let us give thanks unto peared to all his Apostles, and in our Lord God.
their sight ascended up into heaAnswer. It is meet and right so ven, to prepare a place for us; that to do.
where he is, thither we might also I Then shall the Bishop turn to the Lord's Table, ascend, and reign with him in glo
ry: Therefore with Angels, &c. T is very meet, right, and our
1 Upon Whitsunday, and six Days after.
NHROUGH Jesus Christ our at all times, and in all places, give 1 Lord; according to whose thanks unto thee, O Lord, [* Holy most true promise, the Holy Ghost Father,]Almighty,everlasting God. came down as at this time from Here shall follow the proper Preface, according heaven, with a sudden great sound, to the time, if there be any specially appointed; as it had been a mighty wind, in or else immediately shall be said or sung by the Bishop and People,
the likeness of fiery tongues, lightand Archangels, and with all them, and to lead them to all truth; the company of heaven, we laud giving them both the gift of divers and magnify thy glorious name ; languages, and also boldness with evermore praising thee, and say- fervent zeal, constantly to preach ing, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of the gospel unto all nations; whereHosts, heaven and earth are full by we have been brought out of
* These words (Holy Father) must be omitted on Trinity Sunday.
THeovedson Jesus Christ our
I boundex duty, that we
should THRpd; caccording to whose
break the Bread.
darkness and error, into the clear|fect, and sufficient sacrifice, oblalight and true knowledge of thee, tion, and satisfaction, for the sins of and of thy Son Jesus Christ: There- the whole world; and did institute, fore with Angels, &c.
and in his holy gospel command us 7 Upon the Feast of Trinity only, may be said, to continue a perpetual memory of
HO art one God, one Lord; that his precious death and sacrifice
not oneonly person, but three until his coming again: For in the persons in one substance: For that night in which he which we believe of the glory of the Father, the same we believe of he took bread; and into his hands.
was betrayed (a) . (a) Here the Bishop the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, when he had given without any difference or inequali- thanks, (b) he (b) And here to ty: Therefore with Angels, &c.
brake it, and gave s or else this may be said, the words (Holy Father) being retained in the introductory Address
. it to his disciples, OR the precious death and saying, Take, eat,
merits of thy Son Jesus Christ (c) this is my Bo- (c) And here to layj our Lord, and for the sending to us dy, which is given the Bread.
his hands upon aří of the Holy Ghost the Comforter; for you ; Do this who are one with thee in thy eter- in remembrance of nal Godhead: Therefore with An- me. Likewise, afgels, foc.
ter supper, (d) he (d) Here he is to Table, say, in the name of all those who sha!! when he had given Then shall the Bishop, kneeling down at the Lord's took the cup; and take the Cup into his receive
the Communion, this Prayer following:
this thy Table, O merciful to them, saying, Lord, trusting in our own right- Drink ye all of this, eousness, but in thy manifold and for (e) this is my (e) And here he is great mercies.
We are not wor- Blood, of the New every Vessel, in which thy so much as to gather up the Testament, which there is any Wine to crumbs under thy Table. But thou is shed for you, and art the same Lord, whose property for many, for the remission of sins: is always to have mercy : Grant Do this as oft as ye shall drink it, in us therefore, gracious Lord, so to remembrance of me. eat the flesh of thy dear Son Jesus WHEREFORE, Christ, and to drink his blood, that O Lord and our sinful bodies may be made clean heavenly Father, according to the by his body, and our souls washed institution of thy dearly beloved through his most precious blood, Son our Saviour Jesus Christ, we, and that we may evermore dwell thy humble servants, do celebrate in him, and he in us. Amen. and make here before thy divine * When the Bishop, standing before the Table, hath Majesty, with these thy holy gifts, with the more readiness and decency break the which we now offer unto thee, the Bread before the People, and take the Cup into memorial thy Son hath commanded his hands; he shall say the Prayer of Consecra• us to make; having in remembrance A
God, our heavenly Father, for death, his mighty resurrection and that thou, of thy tender mercy, glorious ascension; rendering unto didst give thine only Son Jesus thee most hearty thanks for the Christ to suffer death upon the innumerable benefits procured unto cross for
our redemption; who us by the same. And we most made thei e (by his one oblation of humbly beseech thee, himself once offered) a full, per- O merciful Father. to
tion, as followeth:
hear us; and, of thy Almighty THE Body of our Lord Jesus
, to bless and sanctify, with thy Word and Holy thee, preserve thy body and soul Spirit
, these thy gifts and creatures unto everlasting life: Take and eat of bread and wine; that we, re- this in remembrance that Christ ceiving them according to thy Son died for thee, and feed on him in our Saviour Jesus Christ's holy in- thy heart by faith, with thanksstitution, in remembrance of his giving. Death and Passion, may be par- 1 And the Bishop, delivering the cup, shall say, takers of his most blessed Body and THE Blood of our Lord Jesus thy fatherly goodness, mercifully thee, preserve thy body and soul to accept this our sacrifice of praise unto everlasting life: Drink this in and thanksgiving; most humbly be- remembrance that Christ's blood seeching thee to grant, that by the was shed for thee, and be thankful. merits and death of thy Son Jesus 1 If the consecrated
Bread and Wine be spent
fore all have communicated, the Bishop is to conChrist, and through faith in his
secrate more, according to the Form before preblood, we, and all thy whole scribed ; beginning at All glory be to thee, AlChurch, may obtain remission of
mighty God and ending with these words
Partakers of his most blessed Body and Blood. our sins, and all other benefits of When all have communicated, the Bishop shall his passion. And here we offer and return to the Lord's Table, and reverently place
upon it what remaineth of the consecrated Elepresent unto thee, O Lord, our- ments, covering the same with a fair linen Cloth. selves, our souls, and bodies, to be Then shall the Bishop say the Lord's Prayer, a reasonable, holy, and living sacrifice unto thee ; humbly beseech: OUR Father, who art in Hea
ven, Hallowed be thy name, ing thee, that we, and all others Thy Kingdom come; Thy Will who shall be partakers of this Holy be done on Earth, as it is in Communion, may worthily receive Heaven; Give us this day our daithe most precious Body and Blood ly bread; And forgive us our tres. of thy Son Jesus Christ, be filled with thy grace and heavenly bene- passes, as we forgive those who diction, and made one body with not into temptation; but deliver
trespass against us; And lead us him, that he may dwell in them, us from evil: For thine is the King. and they in him. And although we dom, and the Power, and the Gloare unworthy, through our mani
for ever and ever. Amen. fold sins, to offer unto thee any sa- 1 After which shall be said as followeth: crifice; yet we beseech thee to accept this our bounden duty and A God, we most heartily thank service, not weighing our merits, thee, for that thou dost vouchsafe but pardoning our offences; through to feed us, who have duly received Jesus Christ our Lord; by whom, these holy Mysteries, with the spiand with whom, in the unity of the ritual food of the most precious Holy Ghost, all honour and glory Body and Blood of thy Son our be unto thee, O Father Almighty, Saviour Jesus Christ, and dost world without end. Amen.
assure us thereby of thy favour 1 Here shall be sung a Hymn, or Part of a Hymn, and goodness towards us; and that from the Selection for the Feasts and Fasts,
we are very members incorporate * Then shall the Bishop first receive the Commu- in the mystical body of thy Son,
nion in both kinds himself, and proceed to deliver which is the blessed company of all the same to the Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, in like manner, and, after that, to the People faithful people; and are also heirs also in order, into their hands, all devoutly kneel through' hope of thy everlasting ing: and when he delivereth the Bread, he
kingdom, by the merits of the most