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Christ our Lord; grant us grace After this I beheld. and lo, a so to follow thy blessed saints in great multitude, which no man all virtuous and godly living, that could number, of all nations, and we may come to those unspeaka-kindreds, and people, and tongues, ble joys, which thou hast prepar- stood before the throne, and beed for those who unfeignedly fore the Lamb, clothed with love thee, through Jesus Christ white robes, and palms in their our Lord. Amen.
bands; and cried with a loud For the Epistle. Rev. vii, 2. voice, saying, Salvation to our AND I saw another angel as-God, which sitteth upon the
cending from the east, hav- throne, and unto the Lamb. And ing the seal of the living God; all the angels stood round about and he cried with a loud voice to the throne, and about the elders, the four angels, to whom it was and the four beasts, and fell begiven to hurt the earth and the fore the throne on their faces, and sea, saying, Hurt not the earth, worshipped God, saying, Amen : neither the sea, nor the trees, till Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, we have sealed the servants of and thanksgiving, and honour, our God in their foreheads. And and power, and might, be unto I heard the number of them our God for ever and ever. Amen. which were sealed; and there The Gospel. St. Matt. v. 1. were sealed an hundred and for- JESUS seeing the multitudes, ty and four thousand, of all the went up into a mountain : and tribes of the children of Israel. when he was set, his disciples
of the tribe of Judah were came unto him. And he opened sealed twelve thousand. bis mouth, and taught them, say
Of the tribe of Reuben were ing, Blessed are the poor in spi. sealed twelve thousand. rit: for theirs is the kingdom of
of the tribe of Gad were sealed heaven. Blessed are they that twelve thousand.
mourn: for they shall be comOf the tribe of Aser were seal- forted. Blessed are the meek: for ed twelve thousand.
they shall inherit the earth. BlessOf the tribe of Nepthalim were ed are they which do bunger and sealed twelve thousand. thirst after righteousness: for they
Of the tribe of Manasses were shall be filled. Blessed are the Sealed twelve thousand. merciful: for they shall obtain
Of the tribe of Simeon were mercy. Blessed are the pure in sealed twelve thousand. heart: for they shall see God.
Of the tribe of Levi were seal. Blessed are the peace-makers : ed twelve thousand.
for tbey shall be called the chilof the tribe of Issachar wereldren of God. Blessed are they sealed twelve thousand. which are persecuted for righte
Of the tribe of Zabulon werelousness' sake: for theirs is the sealed twelve thousand. kingdom of heaven. Blessed are
of the tribe of Joseph were ye, when men shall revile you, sealed twelve thousand. and persecute you, and shall say
Of the tribe of Benjamin were all manner of evil against you sealed twelve thousand. falsely for my sake. Rejoice and
he exceeding glad; for great is persecuted they the prophets your reward' in heaven: for so which were before you.
TIE ORDER FOR THE
Administration of the Lord's Supper,
HOLY COMMUNION. "If among those who come to be partakers of the Holy Communion, the Minister
shall know any to be an open and notorious evil lirer, or to have done any wrong to his neighbours by word or deed, so that the Congregation be thereby offended; he shall advertise him, that he presume not to come to the Lord's Table, until he hare openly declared himself to have truly repented und amended his former evil life, that the Congregation may thereby be satisfied, and that he hath recompensed the parties to whom he hath done wrong; or at least declare himself to be in full pur.
pose so to do, as soon as he conveniently may. 1. The same order shall the Minister use with those, betwixt whom he perceiveth
malire and hatred to reign; not suffering them to be partakers of the Lord's Table, until he know them to be reconciled. And if one of the parties, so at variance, be content to forgive from the bottom of his heart all that the other kuth trespassed against him, and to make amends
for that wherein he himself hath offended; and the other party will not be persuaded to u godly unity, but remain still in his frowardness and malice; the Minister in that case ought to admit the penitent person to the Holy Communion, and not him that is obstinate: Provided, that every Minister so repelling any, as is hertin specificil, shall be abliged to give an account of the same to the Ordinary, as soon as conveniently may be. The T'able, at the Communion-time, having a fair white linen cloth upon it, shall stand in the body of the Church, or in the Chancel; and the Minister, standing at the north side of the table, or where M ring and Evening Prayer are appointed to be said, shill say the Lord's Prayer and the Collect follazing, the People kneeling ; but the Lord's Prayer may be omitted, if Morning Prayer hath been
said immediately before. OUR Father, who art in Hea- perfectly love thee, and worthily
ven, Hallowed be thy Name; magnify thy holy name, through Thy Kingdom come; 'Íly Will Christ our Lord! Anien. be done on Earth, as it is in Hea-1 Then shall the Minister, turning to the ven; Give us this day our daily murdener.ts; and the People still kneel
People's urhearse distinetly the Ten Comhread; And forgive us our liesing, shail, after every commandment, passes, as we forgive those who ask God mercy for their transgressions trespass against us; And lead us for the time past, and grace to keep the
love for the time to come, as followeth., not into temptation; but deliver
Minister, us froin evil: For thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the
Gon spake these words, and
said, I am the Lord thy God: Glory, for ever and ever. Amen. Thou shalt have none other gods The Collect.
but me. ALMIGHTY God, unto whom People. Lord, have mercy up
all hearts are open, all desires on us, and incline our hearts to known, and from whom no se- keep this law. crets are hid; cleanse the thoughts Minister. Thou shalt not make of our hearts hy the inspiration of to thyself any graven image, nor thy holy Spirit ; that we may the likeness of any thing that is
in heaven above, or in the earth on us, and incline our hearts to beneath, or in the water under keep this law. the earth. Thou shalt not bow Minister. Thou shalt do no down to them nor worship them : murder. For I the Lord thy God am ajea. People. Lord, have mercy uplous God; and visit the sins of the on us, and incline our hearts to fathers upon the children, unto keep this law. the third and fourth generation of Minister. Thou shalt not comthem that hate me; and show mit adultery. mercy unto thousands in them People. Lord, have mercy upthat love me, and keep my com- on us, and incline our hearts to mandments.
keep this law. People. Lord, have mercy up
Minister. Thou shalt not steal. on us, and incline our hearts to People. Lord, have mercy upkeep this law.
on us, and incline our hearts io Minister. Thou shalt not take keep this law. the name of the Lord thy God in Minister. Thou shalt not bear vain : For the Lord will not hold false witness against thy neighhim guiltless that taketh his name bour. in vain.
People. Lord, have mercy ur. People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to on us, and incline our hearts to keep this law. keep this law.
Mlinister. Thou shalt not covet Minister. Remember that thou thy neighbour's house, thou shalt keep holy the Sabbath-day. Six not covet thy neighbour's wife, days shalt thou labour, and do all nor his servant, nor his maid, nor that thou hast to do; but the se- his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing venth day is the Sabbath of the that is his. Lord thy God. In it thou shalt People. Lord, have mercy updo no manner of work; thou, and on us, and write all these thy laws thy son, and thy daughter, thy in our hearts, we beseech thee. man-servant, and thy maid-ser 1 Then the Minister may say, vant, thy cattle, and the stranger Hear also what our Lord Jesus that is within thy gates. For in Christ saith. six days the Lord made heaven THOU shalt love the Lord thy and earth, the sea, and all that God with all thy heart, and in them is, and rested the se- with all thy soul, and with all thy venth day; wherefore the Lord mind: This is the first and great blessed the seventh day, and commandment. And the second hallowed it.
is like unto it ; Thou shalt love People. Lord, have mercy up- thy neighbour as thyself. On on us, and incline our hearts to these two commandments hang keep this law.
all the law and the prophets. Minister. Honour thy father
Let us pray. and thy mother; that thy days O Almighty Lord, and fevermay be long in the land which lasting God, vouchsafe, we the Lord thy God giveth thee. beseech thee, to direct, sanctify,
People. Lord, have mercy up- and govern, both our hearts and
borlies, in tlie ways of thy laws, Whatsoever ye would that men and in the works of thy con- should do to you, even so do to inandments, that, through thy them : for this is the law and the most mighty protection, bothhere prophets. St. Malt. vii. 12. and ever, we may be preserved Not every one that saith unto in body and soul, through our me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. the kingdom of heaven; but he .Amen.
that doeth the will of my Father I Then shall be said the Collect of the which is in heaven. St. Matt.
Day: and immediately after th: Col- sii. 91.
Zaccheus stood forth, and said of Scripture appointed for the Epis-muto the Lord, Behold, Lord, the tle) is written in the
- chapter of half of my goods I give to the beginning at the Epistle ended, he shall suy, Here end-poor; and if I have done ans eth the Epi-ile. Ther, shall be reud wrong to any man, I restore fourthe Gospel the people all standing up fold. St. Lukir, xix, 8. saying, The lloly (inspel is wiitten - chapter of', beginning
Who goeth a warlare at any at the verse'.
time at his own cost? Who 1 Here the people shall say, planteth a vineyard, and eateth Glory be to Thee, O Lord.
not of the fruit thereof? or who I Then "s!ull be read the Apostles' feedeth a llock, and cateth not of or Nicene Cred: unless one of them
been riad immediately before, the milk of the flock? 1 Cor. ix. 7. in the Morning Service.
If we have sown unto you spi9 Then the Minister shall declare unto ritual things, is it a great matter
days, arc in the weck jollowing to be ob- if we should reap your wordly served; and (if occasion be) shall No- things ? 1 Cor. ix. ii. tice be given of the Communion, and of the Bans of Matrimony, and other
Do ye not know, that they who Tatters to be published.
minister about holy things, live of 1 Then shall follow the Sermon : after the sacrifice; and they who wait
w?ich, the Niinister, when there is a at the altar, are partakers with Communion, shall retu.a to tke Lord's the altar? Even so hath the Lord Table, and begin the Offertory, saying one or more of the se sentencis follow also ordained, that they who
ing, as he thinktth most convenient. preach the Gospel, should live of LET your light so shine before the Gospel. 1 Cor. iv. 13, 14. men,
that they may see your Ile that soweth little, shall reap good works, and glorify your Fa- little; and he that soweth plenther which is in heaven. St. Malt. teously, shall reap plenteously. v. 16.
Let every man de according as he Lay not up for yourselves trea- is disposed in his heart, not grudg. sures upon earth, where motli and ingly, or of necessity; for God. rust doth corrupt, and where loveth a cheerful giver. 2 Cor. thieves break through and steal : ix. 6, 7. But lay up for yourselves trea Let him that is taught in the. sores in heaven, wbere neither word, minister unto him that moth nor rust doth corrupt, and teacheth, in all good things. Be where thieves do not break not deceived, God is not mocked: through nor steal. St. Malt. vi. For whatsoever a man soweth, 19, 20,
that shall he reap. Gal. vi, 6, 7.
While we have time, let us do look, what he layeth out, it shall good unto allmen: and especially be paid him again. Prov. xix. 17. unto them that are of the house. Blessed be the man that prohold of faith. Gal. vi. 10. videth for the sick and needy; the
Godliness is great riches, if a Lord shall deliver him in the man be content with that he hath: time of trouble. Psalm, xli. 1. For we brought nothing into this " Whilst these sentences are in reading, world, neither may we carry any fit persons appointed for that purpose;
the Deacons, Church-wardens, or other thing out. 1 Tim. vi. 6,7. shall receive the Alms for the Poor, and
Charge them who are rich in other Devotions of the People, in a dethis world, that they be ready to for that purpose and reverently bring
cent Basin to be provided by the Parish give, and glad to distribute ; lay it to the Priest, who shall humbly present ing up in store for themselves a and place it upon the Holy Table. good foundation against the time" And the Priest shall then place upon the
Table so much Bread and Wine as he to come, that they may attain
shall think sufficient. After which done, eternal life. 1 Tim. vi, 17, 18, 19. he shall
God is not unrighteous, that he Let us pray for the whole state will forget your works, and la- of Christ's Church militant. bour that proceedeth of love ; ALMIGHTY, and everliving which love ye have showed for God, who, by thy holy Aposhis name's sake, wbo have minis- tle, bast taught us to inake prayers tered unto the saints, and yet do and supplications, and to give minister. Heb. vi. 10.
thanks for all men : We humbly To do good and to distribute, beseech thee most mercifully [*0 forget not ; for with such sacri- accept our alms and oblations, and] fices God is well pleased. Heb. to receive these our pra ers, xiii. 16,
which we offer unto thy divine Whoso hath this world's good, Majesty; beseeching thee to in. and seeth his brother have need, spire continually the Universal and shutteth up his compassion Church with the spirit of truth, from him, how dwelleth the love unity, and concord : and grant of God in him ? 1 John, iii. 17. that all they who do confess thy
Give alms of thy goods, and holy name may agree in the never turn thy face from any truth of thy holy word, and live poor man; and then the face of in unity and godly love. We bethe Lord shall not be turned away seech thee also, so to direct and from thee. Tob. iv. 7.
dispose the hearts of all Christain Be merciful after thy power. rulers, that they may truly and If thou hast much, give plente impartially administer justice, to ously. If thou bast little, do thy the punishment of wickedness and diligence gladly to give of that vice, and to the maintenance of little: for so gatherest thou thy- thy true religion and virtue. Give self a good reward, in the day of grace, O heavenly Father, to all necessity. Tob. iv. 8, 9. Bishops and other Ministers; that
He that hath pity upon the they may, both by their life and poor, lendeth unto the Lord : and doctrine, set forth thy true and
* If there be no alms or oblations, then shall the words (to accept our alms and oblations, and) be left unsaid.