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Heaven. Wherefore it is our du-likewise ready to forgive others
lively Word, and rightly and duly hath given his Son our Saviour administer thy holy Sacraments. Jesus Christ, not only to die for And to all thy people give thy us, but also to be our spiritual beavenly grace; and especially to food and sustenance in that holy this congregation here present; Sacrament. Which being so dithat with meek heart, and due vine and comfortable a thing to reverence, they may hear, and them who receive it worthily, receive thy holy Word; truly and so dangerous to those who serving thee in holiness and righ- will presume to receive it un. teousness all the days of their life. worthily; my duty is to exhort And we most humbly beseech you in the mean season, to consithee, of thy goodness, O Lord, to der the dignity of that holy Myste. comfort and succour all those tery, and the great peril of the un who, in this transitory life, are in worthy receiving thereof; and so trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, to search and examine your own or any other adversity. And we consciences, (and that not lightly, also bless thy holy name, for all and after the manner of dissemthy servants departed this life in blers with God; but so) that ye thy faith and 'fear; beseeching may come holy and clean to such thee to give us grace so to follow a heavenly feast, in the marriagetheir good examples, that with garment required by God in holy thein we may be partakers of thy Scripture ; and be received as heavenly kingdom : Grant this, worthy partakers of that holy O Father, for Jesus Christ's sake, Table. our only Mediator and Advocate. The way and means thereto is Amen. I When the Minister gizrth warning for conversation by the rule of God's
First, to examine your lives and the Celebration of the Holy Communion : (which he shall always do upon the commandmenis; and wberein soSunday, or some Holy day, immediatelylever ye shall perceive yourselves
preceding ) he shall read this Echorta- to have offended, either by will, 1 tion following ; or so much thereof as, word, or deed, there to bewail I in his discretion, he may think conve
your own sinfulness, and to col DEARLY beloved, on -day fess yourselves to Almighty God
, next, 1 purpose, through God's with full purpose of amendment assistance,' to administer to all of life. And if ye shall perceive such as shall be religiously and your offences to be such as are devoutly disposed, the most com- not only against God, but also fortable Sacrament of the Body against your neighbours; then se and Blood of Christ; to be by shall reconcile yourselves unto them received, in remembrance them; being ready to make restiof his meritorious Cross and Pas- tution and satisfaction, according sion; whereby alone we obtain to the uttermost of yonr power remission of our sins, and are for all injuries and wrongs done made partakers of the kingdom
of by you to any other; and being ty to render most humble and who have offended you, as je hearty thanks to Almighty God, would have forgiveness of you our beavenly Father, for that he offences at God's hand: For other
wise the receiving of the Holy a case would not be moved? Who Communion doth nothing else would not think a great injury but increase your condemnation. and wrong donc unto him? Therefore if any of you be a Wherefore, most dearly beloved blasphemer of God, an hinderer in Christ, take ye good heed, lest or slanderer of his Word, an ye, withdrawing yourselves from adulterer, or be in malice or envy, this holy Supper, provoke God's or in any other grievous crime; indignation against you. It is an repent ye of your sins, or else easy matter for a man to say, J come not to that boly Table. will not communicate, becanso
Aud because it is requisite that I am otherwise hindered with no man should coine to the Holy worldly business. But such exCommunion, but with a full trust cuses are not so easily accepted, in God's mercy, and with a quiet and allowed before God. If any conscience; therefore, if there be man say, I am a grievous sinner, any of you, who by this means and therefore am afraid to conie ; cannot quiet his own conscience wherefore then do ye not repent herein, but requireth further com- and amend? When God calleth fort or counsel, let him come to you, are ye not ashamed to say, me, or to some other Minister of ye will not come? When ye God's word, and open his grief ; should return to God, will ye exthat he may receive such Godly cuse yourselves, and say, ye are counsel and advice, as may tend not ready ? Consider earnestly to the quieting of bis conscience, with yourselves, how little such and the removing of all scruple seigned excuses will avail before and doubtfulness.
God. They who refused the Or, in case he shall see the Pcople neg-/feast in the Gospel, because they ligent to come to the Holy Communion had bought a farm, or would try instead of the former, he shall use this
their yokes of oxen, or because DEARLY beloved brethren, on they were married, were not so
I intend, by God's excused, but counted unworthy of grace, to celebrate the Lord's the heavenly feast. Wherefore, Supper; unto which, in God's according to mine office, I bid behalf, I bid you all who are here you in the name of God, I call present; and beseech you for the you in Christ's behalf, I exhort you, Lord Jesus Christ's sake, that ye as ye love your own salvation, will not refuse to come thereto, that ye will be partakers of this being so lovingly called and bid- Holy Communion. And as the den by God himself. Ye know Son of God did vouchsafe tu how grievous and unkind a thing yield up his soul by death upon it is when a man hath prepared the cross, for your salvation; so a rich feast, decked his table with it is your dnty to receive the all kinds of provision, so that Communion in remembrance of there lacketh nothing but the the sacrifice of his death, as he guests to sit down; and yet they himself has commanded : Which who are called (without any if ye shall neglect to do, consider cause) most unthankfully refuse with yourselves, how great is your to come. Which of you in such ingratitude to God, and how'sore
punishment hangeth over your ness and the shadow of death; heads for the same, when ye wil that he might make us the chilfully abstain from the Lord's Ta-dren of God, and esalt us to everble, and separate from your breth- lasting life. And to the end that ren who come to feed on the ban- we should always remember the quet of that most heavenly food. exceeding great love of our MasThese things if ye earnestly con- ter and only Saviour Jesus Christ
, sider, ye will by God's grace, re- thus dying for us, and the innuturn to a better mind; for the ob-merable benefits which by his pre. taining whereof we shall not cious blood-shedding he hath obcease to make our bumble peti- tained for us, he hath instituted tions unto Almighty God, our and ordained holy Mysteries
, as heavenly Father.
pledges of his love, and for a con† At the time of the Celebration of the tinual remembrance of his death, Communion, the Priest shall say this to our great and endless comfort
To him therefore, with the FaDEARLY beloved in the Lord, ther, and the Holy Ghost, let us
ye who mind to come to the give (as we are most bounden) Holy Communion of the Body continual thanks; submitting our and 'Blood of our Saviour Christ, selves wholly to his holy will and must consider how St. Paul ex. pleasure, and studying to serve horteth all persons diligently to him in true holiness and righteoustry and examine themselves, beness, all the days of our life. Amen fore they presume to eat of that|" Then shall the Priest say to those who Bread, and drink of that Cup. For come to receive the Holy Comrnunion, as the benefit is great, if with a YE who do truly and earnestly true penitent heart and lively faith repent you of your sins, and we receive that holy Sacrament: are in love and charity with your so is the dangergreat, if we receive neighbours, and intend to lead a the same unworthily. Judge new life, following the commandtherefore yourselves, brethren, ments of God, and walking from that ye be not judged of the Lord; henceforth in his holy ways; draw repent ye truly for your sins past; near with faith, and take this holy have a lively and steadfast faith' Sacrament to your comfort; and in Christ our Saviour; amend make your humble confession to your lives, and be in perfect cha- Almighty God, devoutly kneeling rity with all men : so shall ye be " Then shall this general Confession be meet partakers of those holy Mys
made, by the Priest and all those whom teries. And above all things, ye
ure minded to receive the Holy Commu
nion, humbly kneeling. must give most humble and hearty ALMIGHTY God, Fathere thanks to God the Father, the our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker Son, and the Holy Ghost, for the of all things, Judge of all 'men redemption of the world by the we acknowledge and bewail our death and passion of our Saviour manifold sins and wickedness Christ, both God and man; who which we from time to timemos did humble himself
, even to the grievously have committed, by death upon the cross, for us mise- thought, word, and deed, agains rable sinners, who lay in dark- thy divine Majesty ; provokang
most justly thy wrath and indig-1. If any man sin, we have an nation against us. We do ear- Advocate with the Father, Jesus nestly repent, and are heartily Christ the righteous; and he is sorry for these our misdoings; the the propitiation for our sins. 1 remembrance of them is grievous John, ii. 1, 2. unto us; the burthen of them is " After which the Priest shall proceed, intolerable. Have mercy upon
saying, us, have mercy upon us, most
Lift up your hearts.
Answer. merciful Father; for thy Son our
We lift them up unto Lord Jesus Christ's sake, forgive
the Lord. us all that is past ;
Priest. Let us give thanks unto that we may ever hereafter serve
our Lord God. and please thee in newness of
Answer. It is meet and right life, to the honour and glory of
so to do.
T Then shall the Priest turn to the Lord's thy name, through Jesus Christ
T'able, und say, our Lord. Amen. Then shall the Priest (the Bishop, if he
IT very ineet, right, and our be
the People, say,
bounden duty, that we should present) stand ир,
and turning to
at all times, and in all places, give. ALMIGHTY God, our heaven- thanks unto thee, O Lord, (*Holy
ly Father, who of his great Father,] Almighty everlasting mercy bath promised forgiveness God. of sins to all those who with hearty
11 Here shall follow the proper Preface,
according to the time, if there be any repentance and true faith turn unto him, have mercy upon you;l
specially appointed ; or tise immedi
atıly shall be said or sung by the Priest pardon and deliver you from all
and People, your sins; confirm and strengthen THEREFORE with Angels and you in all goodness ; and bring!
Archangels, and with all the you to everlasting life, through company of heaven, we laud and Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
magnify thy glorious name; everI Then shall the Priest say,
more praising thee, and saying: Hear what comfortable words Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Our Saviour Christ saith unto all Hosts, heaven and earth are full vho truly turn to him.
of thy glory : Glory be to thee, COME unto me, all ye that tra
O Lord Most High. Amen. vel and are heavy laden, and I St. Matt. xi. 28.
| PROPER PREFACES. So God loved the world, that Upon Christmas Day, and seven Days ze gave his only begotten Son, to
after. the end that all that believe in him BECAUSE thou didst give jer hould not perish, but have ever sus Christ, thine only Son, to asting life. St. John, iii. 16. be born as at this time for us;
Hear also what St. Paul saith. who, by the operation of the Holy This is a true saying, and wor-Ghost
, was made very man, of the hy of all men to be received, that substance of the Virgin Mary his Christ Jesus came into the world Mother; and that without spot of save sinners.
1. Tim. i. 15. sin, to make us clean from all sin : Hear also what St. John saith. Therefore with Angels, &c.
* These words (Holy Father) must be amitted on I'rinity Sunday.
vill refresh you.
9 Upon Euster Day, and seven Days|three persons in one substance: aftic.
For that which we believe of the BUT chiefly are we bound to praise thee for the glorious believe of the Son, and of the
glory of the Father, the same we resurrection of thy Son Jesus Christ our Loru: For he is the Holy Ghost, without any differvery Paschal Lamb, which was with Angels, &c.
ence or inequality : Therefore offered for us, and hath taken
T or else this may be said, the words away the sin of the world; who
[Holy Fatber) being retained in the by his death hath destroyed death, introductory Address. and, by his rising to life again, FOR the precious death and hath restored to us everlasting merits of thy Son Jesus Christ life: Therefore with Angels, &c. our Lord, and for the sending to Upon Ascension Day, and seven Days us of the Holy Ghost the Comafter.
who are one with thee in THROUGH thy most dearly thy eternal Godhead: Therefore
beloved Son Jesus Christ our with Angels, &c. Lord; who, after his most glori- 1 Then shall the Priest, knceling doan ous resurrection, manifestly ap at the Lord's Tuble, say, in the name of peared to all his apostles, and in
all those who shall receive the Comtheir sight ascended up into hea
munion, this prayer following: ven, to prepare a place
for us ; that We do not presume to come to where he is, thither we might also this thy Table, O merciful ascend, and reign with him in Lord, trusting in our own righteglory : Therefore with Angels, &c. ousness, but in thy manifold and u Upon Whitsunday, and six Days after. great mercies. We are not wor THROUGH Jesus Christ our thy so much as to gather up the
Lord; according to whose crumbs under thy Table. But most true promise, the Holy
thou art the same Lord, whose Ghost came down as at this time property is always to have mer. from heaven, with a sudden great cy: Grant us therefore, gracious sound, as it had been a mighty Lord, so to eat the flesh of thy wind, in the likeness of fiery drink his blood, that our sinful
dear Son Jesus Christ, and to tongues, lighting upon the Apostles to teach them, and to lead bodies may be made clean by his them to all truth ; giving them body, and our souls washed both the gift of divers languages,
through his most precious blood, and also boldness with fervent and that we may evermore dweli zeal, constantly to preach the in him, and he in us. Amen. gospel unto all nations; whereby "When the Priest, standing before the we have been brought out of Table, hath so ordered the Bread and darkness and error, into the clear
Wine, that he may with the more rea
diness and decenoy break the Breae light and true knowledge of thee, before the People, and take the Cry and of thy Son Jesus Christ :
into his hands; he shall say the Praya Therefore with Angels, &c.
of Consecration, as followeth : T Upon the Feast of Trinity only, may ALL glory be to thee, Almigh
ty God, our heavenly Father WHO art one God, one Lord; for that thou, of thy tender
met not one only person, butIcy, didst give thine only Son Je.