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Administration of the Lord's Supper,

HOLY COMMUNION.

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UR Father, who art in down to them nor worship

Heaven, Hallowed be thy them: For I the Lord thy God name; Thy Kingdom come; am a jealous God; and visit the Thy Will be done on Earth, as sins of the fathers upon the chil. it is in Heaven : Give us this dren, unto the third and fourth day our daily bread; And for- generation of them that hate me; give us our trespasses, as we for- and show mercy unto thougive those who trespass against sands in them that love me, and us; And lead us not into temp- keep my commandments. tation; But deliver us from evil: People. Lord, have mercy For thine is the Kingdom, and upon us, and incline our hearts, the Power, and the Glory, for to keep this law. ever and ever. Amen.

Bishop.

Thou shalt not take The Collect.

the name of the Lord thy God

in vain : For the Lord will not LMIGHTY God, unto hold him guiltless, that taketh

whom all hearts are open, his name in vain. all desires known, and from People. Lord, have mercy whom no secrets are hid; upon us, and incline our hearts cleanse the thoughts of our to keep this law. hearts by the inspiration of thy Bishop. Remember that thou Holy Spirit; that we may per- keep holy the Sabbath-day. fectly love thee, and worthily Six days shalt thou labour, and magnify thy holy name, through do all that thou hast to do; but Christ our Lord. Amen. the seventh day is the Sabbath Then shall the Bishop, turning to the Peo

of the Lord thy God. In it ple, rehearse distinctly the Ten Command- thou shalt do no manner of ments ; and the People still kneeling, shall, work; thou, and thy son, and cy for their transgressions for the time thy daughter, thy man-servant, past, and grace to keep the Law for the and thy maid-servant, thy cattime to come, as followeth.

tle, and the stranger that is withBishop.

in thy gates. For in six days OD

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the Lord made heaven and said, I am the Lord thy earth, the sea, and all that in God: Thou shalt have none them is, and rested the seventh other Gods but me.

day; wherefore the Lord blesPeople. Lord, have mercy sed the seventh day, and halupon us, and incline our hearts lowed it. to keep this law.

People. Lord, have mercy Bishop. Thou shalt not make upon us, and incline our hearts to thyself any graven image, nor to keep this law. the likeness of any thing that is Bishop. Honour thy father in heaven above, or in the earth and thy mother; that thy days beneath, or in the water under may be long in the land which the earth. Thou shalt not bow the Lord thy God giveth thee.

rvice.

People. Lord, have mercy beseech thee, to direct, sanctify, upon us, and incline our hearts and govern, both our hearts and to keep this law.

bodies, in the ways of thy laws, Bishop. Thou shalt do no and in the works of thy commurder.

mandments; that, through thy People. Lord, have mercy most mighty protection, both upon us, and incline our hearts here and ever, we may be preto keep this law.

served in body and soul, through Bishop. Thou shalt not com our Lord and Saviour Jesus mit adultery.

Christ. Amen. People. Lord, have mercy 9 Then shall be read the Collect, Epistle, upon us, and incline our hearts and Gospel, as they are appointed.

9 Then shall be read the Apostles' or Nicene to keep this law.

Creed; unless one of them have been read Bishop. Thou shalt not steal. immediately before, in the Morning Ser.

People. Lord, have mercy T Then shall the Bishop begin the Offertory, upon us, and incline our hearts

saying one or mare of these sentences folto

lowing, as he thinketh most convenient.

your false witness against thy neighbour.

your good works, and glorify People. Lord, have mercy your Father which is in heaven. upon us, and incline our hearts St. Matth. v. 16. to keep this law.

Lay not up for yourselves Bishop. Thou shalt not co- "treasures upon earth, where vet thy neighbour's house, thou moth and rust doth corrupt, and shalt not covet thy neighbour's where thieves break through wife, nor his servant, nor his and steal : But lay up for yourmaid, nor his ox, nor his ass, selves treasures in heaven, nor any thing that is his.

where neither moth nor rust People. Lord, have mercy doth corrupt, and where thieves upon us, and write all these thy do not break through nor steal. laws in our hearts, we beseech St. Matth. vi. 19, 20. thee.

Whatsoever ye would that I Then the Bishop may say,

men should do to you, even so

do to them: For this is the law Hear also what our Lord Je. and the prophets. St. Matth. sus Christ saith:

vii. 12. 'HOU shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, me, Lord, Lord, shall enter in

Not every one that saith unto and with all thy soul, and with to the kingdom of heaven; but all thy mind : This is the first he that doeth the will of my and great commandment. And Father which is in heaven. St. the second is like unto it; Thou Matth. vii. 21. shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two command said unto the Lord, Behold,

Zaccheus stood forth, and ments hang all the law and the Lord, the half of my goods

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I prophets.

give to the poor; and if I have 1 Let us pray.

done any wrong to any man, O Almighty Lord, and ever. I restore

, fourfold. St. Luke

Who goeth a warfare at any time to come, that they may at. time at his own cost? Who tain eternal life. 1 Tim. vi. 17, planteth a vineyard and eateth 18, 19, not of the fruit thereof? or who God is not unrighteous, that feedeth a flock, and eateth not he will forget your works, and of the milk of the flock? 1 Cor. Labour that proceedeth of love; ix. 7.

which love ye have showed for If we have sown unto you his name's sake, who have mispiritual things, is it a great nistered unto the saints, and yet matter if we shall reap your do minister. Heb. vi. 10. worldly things? 1 Cor. ix. 11. To do good and to distribute,

Do ye not know, that they forget not; for with such sacriwho minister about holy things, fices God is well pleased. Heb. live of the sacrifice; and they xiii. 16. who wait at the altar, are parta

Whoso hath this world's kers with the altar? Even so good, and seeth his brother have hath the Lord also ordained, need, and shutteth up his comthat they who preach the Gos- passion from him, how dwelleth pel, should live of the Gospel. the love of God in him? 1 St. i Cor. ix. 13, 14.

John iii. 17. He that soweth little, shall Give alms of thy goods, and reap little; and he that soweth never turn thy face from any plenteously, shall reap plente- poor man; and then the face of ously. Let every man do ac- the Lord shall not be turned cording as he is disposed in his away from thee. Tob. iv. 7. heart, not grudgingly, or of ne

Be merciful after thy power. cessity; for God loveth a cheer. If thou hast much, give plenteful giver. 2 Cor. ix. 6, 7. ously; if thou hast little, do thy

Let him that is taught in the diligence gladly to give of that word minister unto him that little: For so gatherest thou thyteacheth, in all good things. Be self a good reward in the day of not deceived, God is not mock- necessity. Tob. iv. 8, 9. ed: For whatsoever a man sow He that hath pity upon the eth, that shall he reap. Gal. vi. poor, lendeth unto the Lord: 6, 7.

And look, what he layeth out, While we have time, let us it shall be paid him again. Prov. do good unto all men: and espe- xix. 17. cially unto them that are of the Blessed be the man that prohousehold of faith. Gal. vi. 10. videth for the sick and needy:

Godliness is great riches, if a The Lord shall deliver him in man be content with that he the time of trouble. Psal. xli. 1. hath: For we brought nothing whilst these Sentences are in reading,

the Deacons, Church-wardens, or other kt into this world, neither may

Persons appointed for that purpose, shall we carry any thing out. 1 Tim. receive the Ulms for the Poor, and other vi. 6. 7.

Devotions of the People, in a decent Be

son to be provided by the Parish for that Charge them who are rich in purpose ; und reverently bring it to the this world, that they be ready to

Bishop, who shall humbly present and

place it upon the holy Table. give, and glad to distribute; lay- And the Bishop shalt then place upon the ing up in store for themselves a

Table so much Bread and Wine as he good foundation against the

shall think sufficient; after which he shall say,

and, be left un

said.

jesty ; beseeching thee toerisai DLord, ye who mind to come

Let us pray for the whole state other adversity. And we also of Christ's Church militant. bless thy holy name, for all thy

LMIGHTY and everlast- servants departed this life in thy

ing God, who, by thy holy faith and fear; beseeching thee Apostle, hast taught us to make to give us grace so to follow prayers and supplications, and to their good examples, that with give thanks, for all men: We them we may be partakers of

humbly beseech thee thy heavenly kingdom: Grant no ale che most mercifully [*to this, O Father, for Jesus tions, then skall accept our alms and Christ's sake, our only Mediacept our alms oblations, and] to re- tor and Advocate. Amen. and oblations

, ceive these our pray- & The Bishop shall then say this ers, which we offer

Exhortation. unto thy Divine Ma; to in EARLY beloved in the spire continually the universal Church with the spirit of truth, to the holy communion of the unity, and concord; and grant body and blood of our Saviour that all those who do confess Christ, must consider how Saint thy holy name may agree in the Paul exhorteth all persons dilitruth of thy holy word, and live gently to try and examine themin unity and godly love. We selves, before they presume to beseech thee also, so to direct eat of that bread, and drink of and dispose the hearts of all that cup. For as the benefit is Christian rulers, that they may great, if with a true penitent truly and impartially administer heart and lively faith we receive justice, to the punishment of that holy sacrament; so is the wickedness and vice, and to the danger great, if we receive the maintenance of thy true religion same unworthily. Judge thereand virtue. Give grace, O hea. fore yourselves, brethren, that venly Father, to all Bishops and ye be not judged of the Lord; other Ministers; that they may, repent ye truly for your sins both by their life and doctrine, past; have a lively and steadfast set forth thy true and lively faith in Christ our Saviour; word, and rightly and duly ad- amend your lives, and be in perminister thy holy sacraments. fect charity with all men; so And to all thy people give thy shall ye be meet partakers of heavenly grace; and especially those holy mysteries.

And, to this congregation here pre- above all things, ye must give sent; that with meek heart, and most humble and hearty thanks due reverence, they may hear to God, the Father, the Son, and and receive thy holy word; tru- the Holy Ghost, for the redemply serving thee in holiness and tion of the world by the death righteousness all the days of and passion of our Saviour their life. And we most hum- Christ, both God and man; who bly beseech thee, of thy good. did humble himself, even to the ness, O Lord, to comfort and death upon the cross, for us mi. succour all those who, in this serable sinners, who lay in darktransitory life, are in trouble, ness and the shadow of death ; sorrow, need, sickness, or any that he might make us the chil

dren of God, and exaltustoever- bewail our manifold sins and lasting life. And to the end that wickedness, which we from we should always remember time to time most grievously the exceeding great love of our have committed, by thought, Master and only Saviour Jesus word, and deed, against thy DiChrist, thus dying for us, and vine Majesty ; provoking most the innumerable benefits which justly thy wrath and indignation by his precious blood-shedding against us. We do earnestly he hath obtained for us, he hath repent, and are heartily sorry instituted and ordained holy for these our misdoings: The mysteries, as pledges of his remembrance of them is griev. love, and for a continual re- gus unto us; the burthen of membrance of his death, to our them is intolerable. Have mergreat and endless comfort. To cy upon us, have mercy upon him therefore, with the Father, us, most merciful Father: For and the Holy Ghost, let us give, thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ's as we are most bounden, con- sake, forgive us all that is past; tinual thanks; submitting our- And grant that we may ever selves wholly to his holy will hereafter serve and please thee and pleasure, and studying to in newness of life, to the honour serve him in true holiness and and glory of thy name, through righteousness, all the days of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. our life. Amen.

q Then shall the Bishop stand 1 Then shall the Bishop say to up, and, turning to the Peothose who come to receive the

ple, say, Communion,

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LMIGHTY God, our hea, YE E who do truly and earn venly Father, who, of his

estly repent you of your great mercy hath promised forsins, and are in love and charity giveness of sins to all those who with your neighbours, and in- with hearty repentance and true tend to lead a new life, following faith turn unto him, have mercy the commandments of God, upon you; pardon and deliver and walking from henceforth in you from all your sins; confirm his holy ways; draw near with and strengthen you in all goodfaith, and take this holy sacra- ness; and bring you to everlastment to your comfort; and ing life, through Jesus Christ make your humble confession our Lord. Amen. to Almighty God, devoutly 9 Then shall the Bishop say, kneeling.

Hear what comfortable words q Then shall this general Con- our Saviour Christ saith unto

fession be made by the Bishop, all who truly turn to him. and all those who are minded

nion, humbly kneeling.

and I will refresh you, St. Matt. LMIGHTY God, Father xi. 28.

of our Lord Jesus Christ, So God loved the world, that Maker of all things, Judge of he gave his only begotten Son, all men; we acknowledge and to the end that all that believe

to receive the Holy Commu- COME unto me, all ye that A

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