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* Here the Priest is to take the Paten into his hands :

righteousness, but in thy manifold his death and passion, may be

parand great mercies. We are not takers of his most blessed Body and worthy so much as to gather up Blood: who, in the same night the crumbs under thy Table. But that he was betraythou art the same Lord, whose ed, * took Bread; property is always to have mercy: and, when he had Grant us therefore, gracious Lord, given thanks, † he + And here to break fo to eat the flesh of thy dear Son brake it, and

brake it, and gave the Bread : Jesus Christ, and to drink his blood, it to his disciples, that our finful bodies may be made

be made saying, Take, eat, clean by his body, and our fouls # this is my Body And here to lay washed through his most precious which is given for the Bread. blood, and that we may evermore you: Do this in redwell in him, and he in us. Amen. , membrance of me. 9 When the Priest, standing before the Table, hath so

Likewise after fupordered the Bread and Wine, that he may with the

per he * took the more readiness and decency break the Bread before the people

, and take the Cup into his hands, he shall Cup; and, when he take the Cup into his say the Prayer of Consecration, as followeth. had given thanks, he LMIGHTY God, our heaven- gave it to them, say


all of mercy didft give thine only Son this; for this † is my + And here to lay Jesus Christ to suffer death upon Blood of the New his hand upon, every

vessel (be it Chalice the cross for our redemption; who Testament, which is

or Flagon) in which made there (by his one oblation of shed for you and for there is any Wine to himself once offered) a full, per- many for the remiffect, and sufficient sacrifice, obla- fion of fins : Do this, as oft as ye tion, and satisfaction, for the fins / shall drink it, in remembrance of of the whole world; and did insti- me. Amen. tute, and in his holy Gospel com- 9 Then shall the Minister first receive the Communion mand us to continue, a perpetual

in both kinds himself, and then proceed to deliver

the same to the Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, in memory of that his precious death, like manner, (if any be present,) and after that to until his coming again ; Hear us,

the people also in order, into their hands, all meekly

kneeling. And, when he delivereth the Bread to O merciful Father, we most hum

any one, he shall say,

* Here he is to

hand :


be consecrated.

bly befeech thee; and grant that T'Chrift, which was given for

we receiving these thy creatures of bread and wine, according to thy thee, preserve thy body and foul Son our Saviour Jesus Christ's ho

unto everlasting life. Take and eat ly institution, in remembrance of this in remembrance that Christ


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died for thee, and feed on him | mercifully to accept this our facriin thy heart by faith with thankf- fice of praise and thanksgiving; giving

most humbly beseeching thee to I And the Minister that delivereth the Cup to any

grant, that by the merits and one shall say,

death of thy Son Jesus Christ, and HE Blood of our Lord Jesus through faith in his blood, we

Christ, which was shed for thee, and all thy whole Church may preserve thy body and soul unto obtain remission of our fins, and everlasting life. Drink this in re- all other benefits of his passion. membrance that Christ's Blood was And here we offer and present fhed for thee, and be thankful. unto thee, O Lord, ourselves, our

fouls and bodies, to be a reasonIf the consecrated Bread or Wine be all spent before all have communicated, the Priest is to conse

able, holy, and lively sacrifice uncrate more according to the Form before prescribed; to thee; humbly beseeching thee, beginning at [Our Saviour Christ in the same

that all we, who are partakers of night, &c.] for the blessing of the Bread; and at [Likewise after Supper, &c.] for the blessing of this holy Communion, may be fulthe Cup.

filled with thy grace and heavenly When all have communicated, the Minister shall

benediction. And although we be return to the Lord's Table, and reverently place upon it what remaineth of the consecrated Elements, unworthy, through our manifold covering the same with a fair linen cloth.

fins, to offer unto thee any facriThen shall the Priest say the Lord's Prayer, the

fice, yet we beseech thee to accept people repeating after him every Petition.

this our bounden duty and service; UR Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. doning our offences, through Jesus

not weighing our merits, but parThy kingdom come. Thy will be Christ our Lord; by whom, and done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. Holy Ghost

, all honour and glory

with whom, in the unity of the And forgive us our trespaffes, As be unto thee, O Father Almighty, we forgive them that trespass a

world without end. Amen. gainst us. And lead us not into temptation ; But deliver us from

Or this. evil: For thine is the kingdom, ,

God, we most heartily thank ever and ever. Amen.

thee, for that thou dost vouchsafe After shall be said as followeth. to feed us, who have duly received O Lord, and heavenly Father, thefe holy mysteries, with the fpitirely desire thy fatherly goodness Body and Blood of thy Son our

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Saviour Jesus Christ ; and doft af- receive our prayer. Thou that fitsure us thereby of thy favour and test at the right hand of God the goodness towards us; and that we

and that we Father, have mercy upon us. are very

members incorporate in For thou only art holy; thou the mystical body of thy Son, which only art the Lord; thou only, O is the blessed company of all faithful Christ

, with the Holy Ghost, art people; and are also heirs through most high in the glory of God the hope of thy everlasting kingdom, Father. Amen. by the merits of the most precious death and passion of thy dear Son.

Then the Priest (or Bishop if he be present) shall

let them depart with this Blessing. And we most humbly beseech thee, O heavenly Father, fo to aslift us THE peace of God, which paffwith thy grace, that we may con

eth all understanding, keep tinue in that holy fellowship, and your hearts and minds in the knowdo all such good works as thou ledge and love of God, and of his haft prepared for us to walk in; Son Jesus Christ our Lord : and through Jesus Christ our Lord, to

the blessing of God Almighty, the whom, with thee and the Holy Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghoft, be all honour and glory, Ghost, be amongst you and remain

with world without end. Amen.

you always. Amen.

or more ;



I Then shall be said or sung,

Collects to be said after the Offertory, when there

is no Communion, every such day one LORY be to God on high, and the same may be said also, as often as occasion

shall serve, after the Collects either of Morning or and in earth peace, goodwill

Evening Prayer, Communion, or Litany, by the towards men. We praise thee, we discretion of the Minister. bless thee, we worship thee, we SSIST us mercifully, O Lord, glorify thee, we give thanks to

in these our supplications and thee for thy great glory, O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Fa- fervants towards the attainment

and dispose the way of thy

prayers, ther Almighty.

of everlasting falvation; that, aO Lord, the only-begotten Son Jesu Christ ; O Lord God, Lamb of this mortal life, they may ever

mong all the changes and chances of God, Son of the Father, that be defended by thy moft gracious takest away the fins of the world, and ready help;' through Jesus have mercy upon us. Thou that Christ our Lord. Amen. takest away the fins of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou that

O Almighty Lord, and everlasttakest away the fins of the world, ing God, vouchsafe, we be

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feech thee, to direct, fanctify, and through Jesus Christ our Lord.
govern, both our hearts and bo- Amen.
dies, in the ways of thy laws, and
in the works of thy command; ALMIGHTY God, the fountain
mighty protection, both here and our necessities before we ask, and
ever, we may be preserved in body our ignorance in asking; We be-
and foul; through our Lord and feech thee to have compassion upon
Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. our infirmities; and those things,

which for our unworthiness we
RANT, we beseech thee, Al. dare not, and for our blindness

mighty God, that the words, we cannot ask, vouchsafe to give which we have heard this day with us, for the worthiness of thy Son our outward ears, may through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. thy grace be fo grafted inwardly in our hearts, that they may bring A.

LMIGHTY God, who haft forth in us the fruit of good living, promised to hear the petitions to the honour and praise of thy of them that afk in thy Son's Name; through Jesus Christ our Name; We beseech thee merciLord. Amen.

fully to incline thine ears to us

that have made now our prayers , O in our doings with thy most gra- grant, that those things, which we cious favour, and further us with have faithfully asked according to thy continual help; that in all thy will, may effectually be obtainour works begun, continued, and ed, to the relief of our necessity, ended in thee, we may glorify and to the setting forth of thy thy holy Name, and finally by glory; through Jesus Christ our thy mercy obtain everlasting life ; | Lord. Amen.

Upon the Sundays and other Holy-days (if there be no Communion) shall be said all that is
appointed at the Communion, until the end of the general Prayer (For the whole state of
Christ's Church militant here in earth] together with one or more of these Collects last be-
fore rehearsed, concluding with the Blessing.
And there shall be no celebration of the Lord's Supper, except there be a convenient number
to communicate with the Priest, according to his discretion.
And if there be not above twenty persons in the parish of discretion to receive the Commu-
nion ; yet there shall be no Communion, except four (or three at the least) communicate with
the Priest.

And in Cathedral and Collegiate Churches, and Colleges, where there are many Priests and Deacons, they shall all receive the Communion with the Priest every Sunday at the least, except they have a reasonable cause to the contrary.

And to take away all occasion of dissention, and superstition, which any Person hath or might have concerning the Bread and Wine, it shall suffice that the Bread be such as is usual to be eaten; but the best and purest Wheat Bread that conveniently may be gotten.

And if any of the Bread and Wine remain unconsecrated, the Curate shall have it to his own use : but if any remain of that which was consecrated, it shall not be carried out of the Church, but the Priest and such other of the Communicants as he shall then call unto him, shall, immediately after the Blessing, reverently eat and drink the same. The Bread and Wine for the Communion shall be provided by the Curate and the Churchwardens at the charges of the Parish. And note, that every Parishioner shall communicate at the least three times in the year, of which Easter to be one. And yearly at Easter every Parishioner shall reckon with the Parson, Vicar, or Curate, or his or their Deputy or Deputies; and pay to them or him all Ecclesiastical Duties, accustomably due, then and at that

time to be paid. | After the Divine Service ended, the money given at the Offertory shall be disposed of to such

pious and charitable uses, as the Minister and Church-wardens shall think fit. Wherein if they disagree, it shall be disposed of as the Ordinary shall appoint,


HEREAS it is ordained in this Office for the Administration of the Lord's Sup

per, that the Communicants should receive the same kneeling ; (which order is “ well meant, for a signification of our humble and grateful acknowledgement of the benefits

of Christ therein given to all worthy Receivers, and for the avoiding of such profanation " and disorder in the holy Communion, as might otherwise ensue ;) yet, lest the same kneel. “ing should by any persons, either out of ignorance and infirmity, or out of malice and ob“stinacy, be misconstrued and depraved; It is hereby declared, That thereby no adoration “ is intended, or ought to be done, either unto the Sacramental Bread or Wine there bodily “ received, or unto any Corporal Presence of Christ's natural Flesh and Blood. For the “ Sacramental Bread and Wine remain still in their very natural substances, and therefore “ may not be adored; (for that were Idolatry, to be abhorred of all faithful Christians;) “ and the natural Body and Blood of our Saviour Christ are in Heaven, and not here; “ it being against the truth of Christ's natural Body to be at one time in more places " than one.

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