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flesh of thy dear Son Jesus Christ, and to drink his blood, that our sinful bodies may be made clean by his body, and our souls washed through his most precious blood, and that we may evermore dwell in him, and he in us. Amen. 1 When the Priest, standing before the Table, hath so ordered the

Bread and Irine, that he may with the more readiness and decency break the Bread before the people, and take the Cup into his hands, he shall say the Prayer of Consecration, as followeth.

, der mercy didst give thine only Son Jesus Christ to suffer death upon the Cross for our redemption ; who made there (by his one oblation of himself once offered) a full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, oblation, and satisfaction, for the sins of the whole world; and did institute, and in his holy Gospel command us to continue, a perpetual memory of that his precious death, until his coming again; Hear us, 0 merciful Father, we most humbly beseech thee; and grant that we receiving these thy creatures of bread and wine, according to thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ's holy institution, in remembrance of his death and passion, may be partakers of his most blessed Body and Blood: who, in the same night that he was betrayed, * took Bread; and, when he had given thanks, fate the Putere into his the brake it, and gave it to his disciples, Ana nere to breast saying, Take, cat, # this is my Body which the Broud: is given for you: Do this in remembrance hand upon all the bread. of me. Likewise after supper he took the Cup; and, when he had given thanks, Cup trilo kto land : he gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of this; for this t is my Blood of the New Aand tipe teru, reanci Testament, which is shed for you and for in which there to any many for the remission of sins: Do this, Wine to be conucrated. as oft as ye shall drink it, in remembrance of me. Amen. I Then shall the Minister first receir the Communion in both kinds

himself, and then proceed to deliver the same to the Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, in like manner, V any be present, and aller that to the people also in order, into their hands, all mechly kneeling. And, when he delivereth the Bread to any one, he shall say, THE Body of our Lord Jesus Christ, which was given for

thee, preserve thy body and soul unto everlasting lite. Take and eat this in remembrance that Christ died for thee, and feed on him in thy heart by faith with thanksgiving.

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thee, preserve thy body and soul unto everlasting life. Drink this in remembrance that Christ's Blood was shed for thee, and te thankful.


1 If the consecrated Bread or Wine be all spent before all have com.

municated, the Priest is to consecrate more according to the Form before prescribed; beginning at [Our Saviour Christ in the same night, &c.] for the blessing of the Bread; and at [Likewise after Supper, 8c.] for the blessing of the Cup. When all have communicated, the Minister shall return to the Lord's Table, and reverently place upon it what remaineth of the consecrated Elements, covering the same with a fair linen cloth. Then shall the Priest say the Lord's Prayer, the people repeating after him every Petition. UR Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy

Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.

1 After shall be said as followeth. O LORD and heavenly Father, we thy humble servants

entirely desire thy fatherly goodness mercifully to accept this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving ; most humbly beseeching thee to grant, that by the merits and death of thy Son Jesus Christ, and through faith in his blood, we and all thy whole Church may obtain remission of our sins, and all other benefits of his passion. And here we offer and present unto thee, O Lord, ourselves, our souls and bodies, to be a reasonable, holy, and lively sacrifice unto thee; humbly beseeching thee, that all we, who are partakers of this holy Communion, may be fulfilled with thy grace and heavenly benediction. And although we be unworthy, through our manifold sins, to offer unto thee any sacrifice, yet we beseech thee to accept this our bounden duty and service; not weighing our merits, but pardoning our offences, through Jesus Christ our Lord; by whom, and with whom, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ali honour and glory be unto thee, O Father Almighty, world without end. Amen.

Or this. LMIGHTY and everliving God, we most heartily thank duly received these holy mysteries, with the spiritual food of the most precious Body and Blood of thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ; and dost assure us thereby of thy favour and goodness towards us; and that we are very members incorporate in the mystical body of thy Son, which is the blessed company of all faithful people; and are also heirs through hope of thy everlasting kingdom, by the merits of the most precious death and passion of thy dear Son.


And we most humbly beseech thee, O heavenly Father, so to assist us with thy grace, that we may continue in that holy fellowship, and do all such good works as thou hast prepared for us to walk in; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.

1 Then shall be said or sung,, VLORY be to God on high, and in earth peace, goodwill ship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to thee for thy great glory, O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty

O Lord, the only-begotten Son Jesu Christ ; O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.

Thou that takest away the sins of the world, receive our prayer. Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father, have mercy upon us.

For thou only art holy; thou only art the Lord; thou only, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen. 1 Then the Priest or Bishop if he be present shall let them depart

with this Blessing.

, your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord: and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst you and remain with you always. Amen. 1 Collects to be said after the Offertory, when there is no coinmunion, every such day one or more; and the same may be said also, as often as occasion shall serve', after the Collects either of Morning or Evening Prayer, Communion, or Litany, by the discretion of the Minister.

SSIST us mercifully, O Lord, in these our supplicatowards the attainment of everlasting salvation; that, among all the changes and chances of this mortal life, they may ever be defended by thy most gracious and ready help; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

we beseech thee, to direct, sanctify, and govern, both our hearts and bodies, in the ways of thy laws, and in the works of thy commandments ; that through thy most mighty protection, both here and ever, we may be preserved in body and soul; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

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, may through thy grace be so grafted inwardly in our hearts, that they may bring forth in us the fruit of good living, to the honour and praise of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

gracious favour, and further us with thy continual help; that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in thee, we may glorify thy holy Name, and finally by thy mercy obtain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. A

knowest our necessities before we ask, and our ignorance in asking; We beseech thee to have compassion upon our infirmities; and those things, which for our unworthi. ness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask, vouchsafe to give us, for the worthiness of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. A

tions of them that ask in thy Son's Name; We beseech thee mercifully to incline thine ears to us that have made now our prayers and supplications unto thee; and grant, that those things, which we have faithfully asked according to thy will, may effectually be obtained, to the relief of our necessity, and to the setting forth of thy glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Upon the Sundays and other Holy-days (if there be no Communion) shall be said all that is appointed at the Communion, until the end of the general Prayer (For the whole state of Christ's Church mi. litant here in earth] together with one or more of these Collects last before rehearsed, concluding with the Blessing. And there shall be no celebration of the Lord's Supper, except there be a convenient number to communicate with the Priest, according

to his discretion. 4 And if there be not above twenty persons in the Parish of discretion

to receive the Communion ; yet there shall be no Communion, ex.

cept four (or three at the least) communicate with the Priest. 1 And in Cathedral and Collegiate Churches, and Colleges, where there are many Priests and Deacons, they shall all receive the Communion with the Priest every Sunday at the least, except they

have a reasonable cause to the contrary. 1 And to take away all occasion of dissension, and superstition, which

any person hath or might have concerning the Bread and Wine, it shall suffice that the Bread be such as is usual to be caten ; but the

best and purest Wheat Bread that conveniently may be gotten. 1 And if any of the Bread and Wine remain unconsecrated, the Cu.

rate shall have it to his own use : but if any remain of that which was consecrated, it shall not be carried out of the Church, but the Priest and such other of the Communicants as he shall then call

unto him, shall, immediately after the Blessing, reverently eat and

drink the same. 9 The Bread and Wine for the Communion shall be provided by the

Curate and the Church-wardens at the charges of the Parish. 1 And note, that every Parishioner shall communicate at the least

three times in the year, of which Easter to be one. And yearly at Easter every Parishioner shall reckon with the Parson, Vicar, or Curate, or his or their Deputy or Deputies ; and pay to them or him al Ecclesiastical Duties, accustumably due', then and at that time to be paid. After the Divine Service ended, the money giren at the Offertory shall be disposed of to such pious and charitable uses, as the Min. ister and Church-evardens shall think fit. Wherein is they disagree, it shall be disposed of as the Ordinary shall appoint.

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istration of the Lord's Supper, that the Communi. cants should receive the same kneeling; (which order is well “ meant, for a signification of our humble and grateful ac“ knowledgement of the benefits of Christ therein given to “ all worthy Receivers, and for the avoiding of such pro“ fanation and disorder in the holy Communion, as might “ otherwise ensue;) yet, lest the same kneeling should by

any persons, either out of ignorance and infirmity, or out “ of malice and obstinacy, be misconstrued and depraved; “ It is hereby declared, That thereby no adoration is in. “ tended, or ought to be done, either unto the Sacramental “ Bread or Wine there bodily received, or unt any Cor. “ poral Presence of Christ's natural Flesh and Blood. For " the Sacramental Bread and Wine remain still in their

very natural substances, and therefore may not be adored; “ (for that were ldolatry, to be abhorred of all faithful “ Christians;) and the natural Body and Blood of our Sa“ viour Christ are in Heaven, and not here; it being against “the truth of Christ's natural Body to be at one time in “ more places than one."

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