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The Order for the Administration of

OUR Father, who art in Heaven,

THE LORD'S SUPPER, OR HOLY COMMUNION. People. Lord have mercy upon us, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy and incline our hearts to keep this Kingdom come; Thy Will be done law. on Earth, as it is in Heaven; Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil: For thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, for ever and ever. Amen. The Collect.

LMIGHTY God, unto whom all

known, and from whom no secrets are bid; cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit; that we may perfectly love thee, and worthily magnify thy holy name, through Christ our Lord.


Then shall the Bishop, turning to the People, rehearse distinctly the Ten Commandments; and the People, still kneeling, shall, after every commandment, ask God mercy for their transgres sions for the time past, and grace to keep the law for the time to come, as followeth.

Bishop. Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath-day. Sir days shalt thou labour, and do an that thou hast to do; but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God. In it thou shalt do no manner of work; thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, thy man-servant, and thy maid-servant, thy cattle, and the stranger that is within thy gates.

ven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day; wherefore the Lord blessed the seventh day, and hallowed it.

People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Bishop. Honour thy father and thy mother; that thy days may be long in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Bishop. Thou shalt do no murder.

People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Bishop. Thou shalt not commit adultery.

People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Bishop. GOD OD spake these words, and said, I am the Lord thy God: Thou shalt have none other gods but me. People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law. Bishop. Thou shalt not make to thyself any graven image, nor the likeness of any thing that is in heaven Bishop. Thou shalt not steal. above, or in the earth beneath, or in People. Lord, have mercy upon the water under the earth. Thouus, and incline our hearts to keep thir shalt not bow down to them nor wor- law. ship them: For I the Lord thy God ama jealous God; and visit the sins of the fathers upon the children, unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; and show mercy unto thousands in them that love) ine, and keep my commandments.

People. Lord, have mercy upon as, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Bishop. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Bishop. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his servant, nor his maid, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is his.

Bishop. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain :) People. Lord, have mercy upon For the Lord will not hold him guilt-us, and write all these thy laws in ese, that taketh his name in vain. eur hearts, we beseech thee.

Then the Bishop may say, Hear also what our Lord Jesus Christ saith:

THOU shalt love the Lord thy God

Iman, I restore four-fold. St. Luke xix. 8.

Who goeth a warfare at any tirae at his own cost? Who plauteth u with all thy heart, and with all vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thy soul, and with all thy mind: thereof? or who feedeth a flock, and This is the first and great command-eateth not of the milk of the flock? ment. And the second is like unto 1 Cor. ix. 7. it; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Let us pray.

If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great matter if we shall reap your worldly things? 1 Cor. ix. 11.

Do ye not know, that they who

O Almighty Lord, and everlasting minister about holy things, live God, vouchsafe, we beseech thee, the sacrifice; and they who wait at to direct, sanctify, and govern, both the altar, are partakers with the our hearts and bodies, in the ways altar? Even so hath the Lord alo of thy laws, and in the works of thy ordained, that they who preach the commandments; that, through thy Gospel, should live of the Gospel. most nighty protection, both here 1 Cor. ix. 13, 14. and ever, we may be preserved in body and soul, through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen Then shall be read the Collect, Epistle, and Gospel, as they are appointed.

He that soweth little, shall reap little; and he that soweth plente. ously, shall reap plenteously. Let every man do according as he is dis posed in his heart, not grudgingly, or cf necessity; for God loveth a cheer fal giver. 2 Cor. ix. 6, 7.

Then shall be read the Apostles' or Nicene Creed; unless one of Let him that is taught in the word, them have been read immediately minister unto him that teacheth, is before, in the Morning Service. all good things. Be not deceived Then shall the Bishop begin the God is not inocked: For whatsoever Offertory, saying one or more a man soweth, that shall he reap of these sentences following, as Gal. vi. 6, 7. he thinketh most convenient.

While we have time, let us do good unto all men: and especially unto them that are of the household of faith. Gal. vi. 10.

LET your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. St. Matt. v. 16. Godliness is great riches, if a man Lay not up for yourselves treasures be content with that he hath: For we upon earth, where moth and rust brought nothing into this world, neidoth corrupt, and where thieves ther may we carry any thing out. 1 break through and steal: But lay up Tim. vi. 6, 7. for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal. St. Matt. vi. 19, 20.

Whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, even so do to them: for this is the law and the prophets. St. Matt. vii. 12.

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. St. Matt. vii. 21.

Zaccheus stood forth, and said unto the Lord, Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; wad if I have done any wrong to any

Charge them who are rich in this world, that they be ready to give, and glad to distribute; laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may attain eternal life. 1 Tim. v. 17, 18, 19.

God is not unrighteous, that he will forget your works, and labour that proceedeth of love; which love ye have showed for his name's sake, who have ministered unto the saints, and yet do minister. Heb. vi. 10.

To do good, and to distribute, forget not; for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. Heb. xiii. 16.

Whoso hath this world's good, not seeth his brother have need, and shu

'eth up his compassion from him, how and impartially administer justice, to Iwelleth the love of God in him? 1 the punishment of wickedness and John iii. 17. vice, and to the maintenance of thy true religion and virtue. Give grace, O heavenly Father, to all Bishops and other Ministers; that they may, both by their life and doctrine, set forth thy true and lively Word, and rightly and duly administer thy holy Sacra ments. And to all thy people give thy heavenly grace; and especially to this congregation here present; thos with meek heart, and due reverence, they may hear and receive thy holy Word; truly serving thee in holiness and righteousness all the days ef their life. And we most humbly be seech thee, of thy goodness, O Lord, to comfort and succour all those who,

He that hath pity upon the poor, lendeth unto the Lord: and look, what he layeth out, it shall be paid him again. Prov. xix. 17.

Blessed be the man that provideth for the sick and needy: the Lord in this transitory life, are in trouble, shall deliver him in the time of trou-sorrow, need, sickness, or any other ble. Paalm xli. 1. adversity. And we also bless thy holy Whilst these sentences are in read-name, for all thy servants departed ing, the Deacons, Church War- this life in thy faith and fear; beseechdens, or other fit persons appoint- ing thee to give us grace so to follow ed for that purpose, shall receive their good examples, that with them, the alms for the Poor, and other we may be partakers of thy heavenly devotions of the People, in a de-kingdom: Grant this, O Father, for cent Basin, to be provided by the Jesus Christ's sake, our only MediaParish for that purpose; and re- tor and Advocate. Amen." verently bring it to the Bishop, who shall humbly present and place it upon the Holy Table. And the Bishop shall then place

The Bishop shall then say this

upon the Table so much Bread and
Wine as he shall think sufficient;
after which he shall say,
Let us pray for the whole state of
Christ's Church militant.

Give alms of thy goods, and never turn thy face trom any poor man; and then the face of the Lord shall not be turned away from thee. iv. 7.



Be merciful after thy power. thou hast much, give plenteously; if thou hast little, do thy diligence gladly to give of that little: for so gatherest thou thyself a good reward in the day of necessity. Tobit iv, 8, 9.

DEARLY beloved in the Lord, ye

ALMIGHTY and everliving God,

who by thy holy Apostle, hast taught us to make prayers and supplications, and to give thanks, for all men: We humbly beseech thee most mercifully [to accept our alms and oblations, and] to receive these our prayers, which we offer unto thy divine Majesty; beseeching thee to Inspire continually the universal Church with the spirit of truth, unity, and concord; and grant that all those who do confess thy holy name may agree in the truth of thy holy ries. And, above all things, ye must word, and live in unity and godly give most humble and hearty thanks love. We beseech thee also, so to di-to God the Father, the Son, and the rect and dispose the hearts of all Holy Ghost, for the redemption of Christian rulers, that they may truly the world by the death and passion

who mind to come to the Holy Communion of the Body and Blocil of our Saviour Christ, must consider how St. Paul exhorteth all persons diligently to try and examine themselves, before they presume to eat of that Bread, and drink of that Cup. For as the benefit is great, if with a true penitent heart and lively faith we receive that holy Sacrament; so is the danger great, if we receive the same unworthily. Judge therefor yourselves, brethren, that ye be not Judged of the Lord; repent ye truly for your sins past; have a lively and stendfast faith in Christ our Saviour; amend your lives, and be in perfect charity with all men; so shall ye be meet partakers of those holy Myste

If there be no alms or oblations, then shall the words, to accept our alms and oblations, and, be left unsaid.

of our Saviour Christ, both God and | Have mercy upon us, have mercy
man; who did humble himself even upon us, most merciful Father; for
to the death upon the cross, for us thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ's sake,
miserable sinners, who lay in dark- forgive us all that is past; and gram,
ness and the shadow of death; that that we may ever hereafter serve am
he might make us the children of please thee in newness of life, to the
God, and exalt us to everlasting life. honour and glory of thy name, through
And to the end that we should al- Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
ways remember the exceeding great Then shall the Bishop stand up,
iove of our Master and only Saviour and, turning to the People, say,
Jesus Christ, thus dying for us, and
ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly
the innumerable benefits which by his Father, who, of his great mercy,
precious blood-shedding he hath ob-hath promised forgiveness of sins o
tained for us, he hath instituted and all those who with hearty repentance.
ordained holy Mysteries, as pledges of and true faith turn unto him, have
his love, and for a continual remem-
brance of his death, to our great and
endless comfort. To him, therefore,
with the Father, and the Holy Ghost,
let us give, as we are most bounden,
continual thanks; submitting our-
selves wholly to his holy will and
pleasure, and studying to serve him
In true holiness and righteousness, all
the days of our life. Amen.

Then shall the Bishop say to those who come to receive the Communion,

mercy upon you; pardon and deliver
you from all your sins; confirm and
strengthen you in all goodness; and
bring you to everlasting life, through
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then shall the Bishop say,
Hear what comfortable words our
Saviour Christ saith unto all who
truly turn to him.

COME unto me, all ye that travel

and are heavy laden, and I will refresh you. St. Matt. xi. 28.

Hear also what St. Paul saith.

So God loved the world, that he E who do truly and earnestly re-gave his only begotten Son, to the end pent you of your sins, and are in that all that believe in him should not love and charity with your neigh- perish, but have everlasting life. Si. bours, and intend to lead a new life, John iii. 16. following the commandments of God, and walking from henceforth in his This is a true saying, and worthy holy ways; draw near with faith, and of all men to be received, that Christ take this holy Sacrament to your com- Jesus came into the world to save sinfort; and make your humble confes-ners. 1 Tim. i. 15. sion to Almighty God, devoutly kneeling.

Then shall this general Confession be made by the Bishop and all those who are minded to receive the Holy Communion, humbly kneeling. ALMIGHTY God, Father of our

Hear also what St. John saith.

If any man sin, we have an Advo.
cate with the Father, Jesus Christ the
righteous; and he is the propitiation
for our sins. 1 John ii. 1, 2.

After which, the Bishop shall pro
ceed, saying,

Lift up your hearts.

Answer. We lift them up unto the Lord.

Bishop. Let us give thanks unto our Lord God.

Answer. It is meet and right so

to do.

Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of all things, Judge of all men; we acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, which we from time to time most grievously have committed, by thought, word, and deed, against thy divine Majesty Then shall the Bishop turn to the provoking most justly thy wrath and Lord's Table, and say, ndignation against us. We do ear-IT is very meet, right, and our nestly repent, and are heartily sorry bounden duty, that we should at for these our misdoings; the remem-all times, and in all places, give thanks france of them is grievous unto us unto thee, O Lord, [Holy Father, the burthen of them is intolerable. Almighty, everlasting God.

These words, Holy Father must be omitted on Trinity Swalay.

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Here shall follow the proper Pre-vers languages, and also boldness face, according to the time, if with fervent zeal, constantly to preach there be any specially appointed; the Gospel unto all nations; whereby or else immediately shall be said we have been brought out of darkness or sung by the Bishop and People, and error, into the clear light and true THEREFORE with Angela and knowledge of thee, and of thy Son Archangels, and with all the Jesus Christ: Therefore with anCompany of heaven, we laud and gels, &c. magnify thy glorious name; ever-Upon the Feast of Trinity only, more praising thee, and saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Hosts; hea ven and earth are full of thy glory: Glory be to thee, O Lord Most High. Amen.

may be said,
WHO art one God, one Lord; not
one only person, but three per-
sons in one substance: For that which
we believe of the glory of the Father,
the same we believe of the Son, and
of the Holy Ghost, without any dif
ference or inequality: Therefore with
angels, &c.

Or else this may be said, the words
Holy Father being retained in the
introductory Address.
FOR the precious death and merits

of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, and for the sending to us of the Holy Ghost the Comforter; who are one with thee in thy eternal Godhead: Therefore with angels, &c.

Then shall the Bishop, kneeling down at the Lord's Table, say, in the name of all those who shall receive the Communion, this prayer following:

É do not presume to come to this thy Table, O merciful Lord,

Upon Easter Day, and seven Days after. BUT chiefly are we bound to preise thee for the glorious resurrection of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord: For he is the very Paschal Lamb, which was offered for us, and hath taken away the sin of the world; who by his death hath destroyed death, trusting in our own righteousness, and, by his rising to life again, hath but in thy manifold and great mercies. restored to us everlasting life: There- We are not worthy so much as to gafore with angels, &c. ther up the crumbs under thy Table. Upon Ascension Day, and seven But thou art the same Lord, whose Days after. property is always to have mercy: THROUGH thy most dearly belov. Grant us therefore, gracious Lord, so ed Son Jesus Christ our Lord; to eat the flesh of thy dear son Jesus who, after his most glorious resurrec- Christ, and to drink his blood, the: tion, manifestly appeared to all his our sinful bodies may be made clean Apostles, and in their sight ascended by his body, and our souls washed up into heaven, to prepare a place for through his most precious blood, and us; that where he is, thither we might that we may evermore dwell in him, also ascend, and reign with him in and he in us. Amen. glory: Therefore with angels, &c. Upon Whitsunday, and six Days after. THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord; according to whose most true pro mise, the Holy Ghost came down as at this time from heaven, with a sudden great sound, as it had been a mighty wind, in the likeness of fiery tongues, lighting upon the Apostles, to teach them and to lead them to all

When the Bishop, standing before the Table, hath so ordered the Bread and Wine, that he may with the more readiness and decency break the Bread before the People, and take the Cup into hr hands; he shall say the Prayer of Consec: ation, as followeth: ALL glory be to thee, Almighty

God,our heavenly Father, for that thou, of thy tender mercy, didst give

tuth; giving them both the gift of di-thine only Son Jesus Christ to suff

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 sin, to make us clean from all sin: Therefore with angels, &c.

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