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Do ye not know, that they who not be turned away from thee. Tobit minister about holy things, live of iv. 7. the sacrifice; and they who wait at Be merciful after thy power.

If the altar, are partakers with the thou hast much, give plenteously; if altar ? Even so hath the LORD also thou hast little, do thy diligence ordained, that they who preach the gladly to give of that little : for so Gospel, should live of tiie Gospel. gatherest thou thyself a good reward 1 Cor. ix. 13, 14.

in the day of necessity. Tobit iv. He that soweth little, shall reap 8, 9. little ; and he that soweth plenteous- He that hath pity upon the poor, ly, shall reap plenteously. Let every lendeth unto the LORD: and look, man do according as he is disposed what he layeth out, it shall be paii in his heart, not grudgingly, or of him again. Prov. xix. 17. necessity; for God loveth a cheerful Blessed be the man that provideth giver. 2 Cor. ix. 6, 7.

for the sick and needy: the LORD Let him that is taught in the word, shall deliver him in the time of trou. minister unto him that teacheth, in ble. Psalm xli. I. all good things. Be not deceived, 1 While these Sentences are in rending, the God is not mocked: For whatsoever Deacons, Church-wardens, or other fit pera man soweth, that shall he reap.

sons appointed for that purpose, shall receive

the alms for the poor, and other devotions of Gal. vi. 6, 7.

the people, in a deceui basin to be provided by While we have time, let us do

the parish for that purpose; and reverently

bring it to the Bishop, who shall humbly pre good unto all men : and especially sent and place it upon tie Holy Table unto them that are of the household | And the Bishop shall then place upon the table

20 much: bread and wine as he shant think suf of faith. Gal. vi. 10.

ficient. After which, he shall say, Godliness is great riches, if a man Let us pray for the whole state of be content with that he hath : for we CHRIST's Church militant. brought nothing into this world, neither may we carry any thing out.

ALMIGHTY and everliving God, 1 Tim. vi. 6, 7.

who, by thy boly Apostlc, hast taughi Charge them who are rich in this us to inake prayers and supplications, world, that they be ready to give, and and to give thanks, for all men : Wo glad to distribute ; laying up in store humbly besecch thec most mercifully for themselves a good fonndation ('to accept our alms and oblations, against the time to come, that they and to receive these our prayers may attain eternal life. I 74m. vi. which we offer unto thy divinc ma 17, 18, 19.

jesty ; besecching thce to inspire God is not unrighteous, that he continually the universal Church will forget your works, and labor that with the spirit of truth, unity, and procecdeth of love; which love ye concord; and grant that all those have showed for tis name's sake, who do confess thy holy name may who have ministered unto the saints, agree in the truth of thy holy word, and yet do minister. Heb. vi. 10.

and live in unity and godly love. To do good ard to distribute, forget We beseech thee also, so to direct not; for with such sacrifices God is and dispose the hearts of all Christian well pleased. Heb. xiii. 16. rulers, that they may truly and inn.

Whoso hath this world's good, partially administer justice, to the ond seeth his brother have need, and punishment of wickedness and vice, slutteth up his compassion from him, and to the maintenance of thy true how dwelleth the love of God in religion and virtue. Give grace, O lim? 1 John iji. 17.

heavenly Father, to all Bishops and Give alms of thy goods, and never 'urn thy face from any poor man; the words, (to accept our alone and' oblationis

• If there be no alms or oblations, then shal and then the face of the LORD shall land) be left unsaid.

ather Ministers ; that they may, both both God and man; who did hum. by their life and doctrine, set forth ble himself, even to the death upos thy true and lively word, and rightly the cross, for us miserable sinners, and duly administer thy holy sacra. who lay in darkness and the shadow ments. And to all thy people give of death; that he might make us the thy heavenly grace; and especially chi!dren of God, and exalt us to to this congregation here present; everlasting life. And to the end that that with meek heart, and due rever we should always remember the ex. ence, they may hcar and receive thy ceeding great love of our Master and holy word; truly serving thice in ho- only Saviour Jesus Christ, thus liness and righteousness all the days dying for us, and the innumerable of their life. And we most humbly benefits which by his precious blood. beseech thee, of thy gooduess, Oshçdding he hath ehtained for us, he LORD, to comfort and succor all those hath instituted and ordained holy who, in this transitory life, are in mysteries, as pledges of his love, and trouble, sorrow, necd, sickness, or for a continual remembrance of his any other adversity. And we also death, to our great and endless combless thy holy name, for all thy serv. fort. To him, therefore, with the unts departed this life in thy faith FATHER, and the Holy Ghost, let and fear; beseeching thee to give us us give, as we are most bounden, grace so to follow their good exam. continual thanks ; submitting our. ples, that with them we may be selves wholy to his holy will and partakers of thy heavenly kingdom: pleasure, and studying to serve him Grant this, ó Father, for Jesus in true holiness and righteousness, CHRIST's sake, our only Mediator ull the days of our life.

Amen. and Advocate. Amen.

1 Then shall the Bishop say to those who como

to receive the Communion, 1 The Bishop shall then say this Exhortation, YE who do truly and earnestly

DEARLY beloved in the LORD, repent you of your sins, and are in ye who mind to come to the Holy love and charity with your neighCommunion of the body and blood of bors, and intend to lead a new life, our Saviour Christ, must consider following the cornmandments of God, how St. Paul exhorteth all persons

and walking from henceforth in his diligently to try and examine them. holy ways; draw near with faith, and selves, before they presume to eat of

take this holy sacrament to your coinchat Bread, and drink of that Cup. fession to ALMIGHTY GOD, devoutly

fort; and make your humble conFor as the benefit is great, if with a true penitent heart and lively faith kneeling. we receive that holy sacrament; so!

1 Then shall this General Confession be made by

the Bishop and all those who are minded to reis the danger great, if we receive the ceive the Holy Coinmunion, humbly kneeling. same unworthily. Judge therefore ALMIGHTY GOD, Father of our yourselves, brethren, that ye be not Lord JESUS CHRIST, Maker of all judged of the LORD; repent ye truly things, Judge of all men; we acfor your sins past; have a lively and knowledge and bewail our manifold steadfast faith in CHRIST our Sav. sins and wickedness, which we from jour ; amend your lives, and be in time to time most grievously have perfect charity with all men; so shall counmitted, by thought word, and ye le meet partakers of those holy deed, against thy divinc majesty ; mysteries. And, above all things, ye provoking most justly thy wrath and enust give most bumble and hearty indignation against us. We do earnhanks to God the Father, the estly repent, and are heartily sorry Son, and the Holy Guost, for the for these our misdoings; the remem. redeinption of the world by the death brance of them isgrievous unto us; tho and passion of our Saviour Christ, burthen of them is intolerable. Havo

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PROPER PREFACES.

mercy upon us, have mercy upon us, | times, and in all places, give thanks most merciful Father; for thy Son unto thee, O Lord, (Holy Fa. our Lord JESUS CHRIST's sake, ther,) Almighty, everlasting God. forgive us all that is past ; and grant; Here shall follow the proper Preface, accord that we may ever hereafter serve and ing to the time, if there be any specially ap please thee in newness of life, to the pointed; or else immediately shall be said or honor and glory of thy name, through

sung by the Bishop and People, JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.

THEREFORE with angels and

archangels, and with all the company 1 Then shall the Bishop stand up, and turning to the People, say,

of heaven, we laud and magnify thy ALMIGHTY GOD, our heavenly glorious name; evermore praising Father, who, of his great mercy, hath thee, and saying, Holy, holy, holy, promised forgiveness of sins to all LORD God of hosts ; heaven and those who with hearty repentance earth are full of thy glory; glory be and true faith turn unto him, have to thee, O LORD Most High. Amen. mercy upon you; pardon and deliver you from all your sins; confirm and strengthen you in all goodness; and

1 Upon Christmas-day, and seven days after. bring you to everlasting life, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen. BECAUSE thou didst give JESUS 1 Then shall the Bishop say,

CHRIST, thine only Son, to be born Hear what comfortable words our as at this time for us; who, by the Saviour Christ saith unto all who operation of the Holy Ghost, was truly turn to him.

made very man, of the substance of COME unto me, all

the Virgin Mary his mother; and that travail

ye and are heavy laden, and I will re. clean from all sin : Therefore with

that without spot of sin, to make us St. Matt. xi. 28. So God loved the world, that he angels, &c. gave his only begotten Son, to the 1 Upon Easter-day, and seven days after. end that all that believe in him

BUT chiefly are we bound to should not perish, but have everlast- praise thee for the glorious resurrec. ing life. St. John iii. 16.

tion of thy Son JESUS CHRIST our Hear also what St. Paul saith. Lord: for he is the very Paschal

This is a true saying, and wor. Lamb, which was offered for us, and thy of all men to be received, that hath taken away the sin of the world; CHRIST JEsus came into the world who by his death hath destroyed to save sinners. 1 Tim. i. 15. death, and, by his rising to life again,

Hear also what St. John saith. hath restored to us everlasting life

If any man sin, we have an Advo- Therefore with angels, &c. cate with the Father, JESUS CHRIST the righteous; and he is the propiti.

Upon Ascension-day, and seven days aher. ation for our sins. 1 John ii. 1, 2. THROUGH thy most dearly be. 1 Aner which the Bishop shall proceet, saying, loved Son JESUS CHRIST our Lord; Lift up yo'ir hearts.

who, after his most glorious resur. Answer. We lift them up unto the rection, manifestly appeared to all LORD.

his apostles, and in their sight ascend. Bishop. Let us give thanks unto ed up into heaven, to prepare a place our LORD God.

for vis; that where he is, thither we Ans. It is meet and right so to do. might also ascend, and reign with

him in glory: Therefore with an? Then shall the Bishop turn to the Lord's Table, gels, &c. IT is very meet, right, and our

• These words, (Holy Father,) must be omil bounden duty that we should, at all! :ed on Trinity Sunday.

fresh you.

,

* Upon Whitsunday, and six days after. cious blood, and that we may ever.

THROUGH Jesus Christ our more dwell in him, and he in us. Lord ; according to whose most true Amen. promise, the Holy Ghost came a When the Bishop, standing before the table, down as at this time from heaven,

hath so ordered the bread and wine, that he

may with the more readiness and deceney with a sudden great sound, as it had

break the bread before the people, and tako been a mighty wind, in the likeness the cup into his hands; he shall say the Prayer of fiery tongues, lighting upon the

of Consecration, as followeth: apostles, to reach them, and to lead

ALL glory be to thee, ALMIGHTY: them to all truth; giving them both God, our heavenly Father, for that che gift of divers languages, and also thou, of thy tender mercy, didst give boldness with fervent zeal, constantly thine only Son Jesus CHRIST 10 to preach the Gospel unto all na suffer death upon the cross for our tions;

whereby we have been brought redemption ; who made there, by his cat of darkness and error, into the one oblation of himself once offered, clear light and knowledge of thee, a full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, and of thy Son Jesus CHRIST? oblation, and satisfaction, for the sing Therefore with angels, &c.

of the whole world; and did insti. 1 Upon the Feast of Trinity only, may be said, us to continue, a perpetual memory

tute, and in his holy gospel command WHO art one God, one LORD; of that his precious death and sacrinot one only person, but three perfice until his coming again: for, in the sons in one substance : For that night in which he which we believe of the glory of the was betrayed, a he a Here the Bishop FATHER, the same we believe of the took bread; and is to take the Pales Son, and of the Holy Ghost, with. when he had given into his hands. out any difference or inequality : thanks, 6 he brake. Therefore with angels, &c. it, and gave it to break the breach 1 Q else this may be said, the words Holy his disciples, saying,

Father being retained in the introductory Take, eal, this is of thy Son Jesus CHRIST our Lord, in remembrance of

FOR the precious death and merits my Body, which is his hand upon cuma and for the sending to us of the Ho. Ly Ghost the Comforter ; who are supper, d he took the

me. Likewise, after

d Here he is to one with thee in thy, eternal God cup; and when he take the cup into hio HEAD: Therefore with angels, fc.

had given thanks, he * Then shall the Bishop, kneeling down at the gave it co them, say.

shall receive the Communion, this Prayer Tooling, drink ye all of lowing

this, for e this is my

to lay his hand you We do not presume to come to Blood, of the new

on every dessel, in this thy table, o merciful LORD testament, which is which there is any trusting in our own righteousness, shed for you, and for wine to be cons but in thy manifold and great mer many, for the recies. We are not worthy so much mission of sins: do this as oft as ye as to gather up the crumbs under thy shall drink it in remembrance of me. table. But thou art the same LORD, WHEREFORE, O

The Oblation whose property is always to have LORD and heavenly mercy: grant us therefore, gracious Father, according to the institutica LORD, so to eat the flesh of thy dear of thy dearly beloved Son our SavSon Jesus CHRIST, and to drink iour JESUS CHRIST, we, thy hum. ais blood, that our sinful bodies may ble servants, do celebrate and make be made clean by his body, and our here before thy divine majesty, with pouls washed through his most pre-l these thy holy gifts, which we nov

b And here 10

address.

And here to lay

given for

you; do this the breach

And here he #

crated.

offer unto thee, the memorial thy Here shall be sung 2. Hymn, or part of Son hath commanded us to make;

Hymn, from the Selection for the Feasts and

Fasts, &c. having in remembrance his blessed 1 Then shall the Bishop.first receive the Com. passion and precious death, his muion in both kinds himself, and proceed to mighty resurrection and glorious as

deliver the same to the Bishops, Priests, and

Deacons, in like manner, and after that, to cension ; rendering unto thee most the People also in order, into their hands, all

devoudly kneeling : and when he delivereth the hearty thanks for the innumerable

Bread, he shall way benefits procured unto us by the same. And we most humbly bę. Christ, which was given for thee,

THE Body of our Lord Jesus seech thee, O merci. The Invocation

fil Father, to hear preserve thy, body and soul unto us; and, of thy almighty goodness, in remembrance that Christ died

everlasting life: Take and cat this vouchsafe to bless and sanctify, with for thee, and feed on him in thy heart thy Word and Holy Spirit, these they by faith, with thanksgiving. gifts and creatures of bread arid wine; that we, receiving them ac- 11 And the Bishop, delivering the Cup, shall say, cording to thy Son our Saviour JE- THE Bloodi of our Lord JESUS sus CHRIST's holy institutions, in Christ, which was shed for thee, remembrance of his death and pas- preserve thy body and soul unto sion, may be partakers of his most everlasting life : Drink this in re. blessed Body and Blood. And we membrance that Christ's blood was earnestly desire thy fatherly good. sbed for thee, and be thankful. ness, mercifully to accept this our " !f the consecrated bread and wine be spent be sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving ;

fore all have communicated, the Bishop is to

consecrate more, according to the form before most humbly beseeching thee to prescribed ; beginning at-AU glory, be to grant, that by the merits and death ihee, Almighty God-and ending with these

words-partakers of his most blessed Body of thy Son JESUS CHRIST, and and Blood through faith in his blood, we, and 1 When all have communicated, the Bishop shall all thy, whole Church, may obtain

return to the Lord's Table, and reverently

place upon it what remaineth of the consecralremission of our sins, and all other ed elements, covering the same with a fair linen benefits of his passion. And here we

cloth. offer and present unto thee, O LORD, " Then shall the Bishop

say the Lord's Prayer

the People repeating after him every petition ourselves, our souls, and bodies, to be a reasonable, holy, and living sacrifice Hallowed be thy Name; Thy king.

OUR Father, who art in heaven unto thee; humbly beseeching thee, dom come ; Thy will be done on that we, and all others who shall be earth, as it is in heaven; Give us partakers of this Holy Communion, this day our daily bread; And for may worthily receive the most precious Body and Blood of thy Son give us our trespasses, as we forgive JESUS CHRIST, be filled with thy lead us not into temptation ; But de

those who trespass against us; And grace and heavenly benediction, and made one body with him, that he liver us from evil: For thine is the may dwell in them, and they in Kingdom, and the Power, and the him. And although we are unwor.

Glory, for ever and ever. Amen. thy, through our manifold sins, to 1 After which shall

followeth : offer unto thee any sacrifice; yet we ALMIGHTY and everliving beseech thee to accept this our hound. God, we most heartily thank thee, en duty and service, not weighing our for that thou dost vouchsafe to feed us, merits, but pardoning our offences; who have duly received these holy through JESUS CHRIST our Lord; mysteries, with the spiritual food of by whom, and with whom, in the uni. the most precious Body and Blood of ty of the Holy Ghost, all honor and thy Son our Saviour Jesus CHRIST; glory be unto thee, O FATHER Al- and dost assure us thereby of thy MIGHTY, world without end. Amen, favor and goodness toward us; and

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