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must be omitted on Trinity Sunday:

Here also what S. John saith.
If any man fin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus
Christ the righteous, and he is the propitiation for our sins. I.
S. John 2. 1, 2.

. Lift up your hearts.
Anfw. We lift them up unto the Lord.
Priest. Let us give thanks unto our Lord God.
Anfw. It is meet and right fo to do.

T is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we should

at all times, and in all places give thanks unto thee, (Holy Father) O Lord,* *Holy Father, Almighty Everlasting God. Here shall follow the proper Prefaces, according to the time, if there be any specially appointed: or else immediately fball follow, Herefore with Angels and Archangels, and with all the com

pany of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious Name, evermore praising thee, and saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts, heaven and earth are full of thy glory. Glory be to thee, O Lord most high. Amen.

Proper Prefaces.
Upon Christmas-day, and seven days after.
Ecause thou didit give Jesus Christ thine only Son to be

born as at this time for us, who by the operation of the Holy Ghost, was made very man of the substance of the Virgin Mary his mother, and that without spot of fin, to make us clean from all sin. Therefore with Angels, &c.

Upon Easter-day, and seven days after.
UT chiefly are we bound to praise thee for the glorious Re-

surrection of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord: for he is the very Paschal Lamb which was offered for us, and hath taken away the fin of the world; who by his death hath destroyed death, and by his rising to life again hath restored to us everlasting life. Therefore with Angels, &c.


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Upon Afcenfion-day, and seven days after. "Hrough thy most dearly beloved Son Jesus Christ our Lord,

who after his most glorious Resurrection manifeftly appeared to all his Apostles, and in their fight ascended up into heaven to prepare a place for us; that where he is, thither we might also ascend, and reign with him in glory. Therefore with Angels, &c.

Upon Whitsunday, and fix days after.
Hrough Jesus Christ our Lord; according to whose most true

promise, the Holy Ghost came down as at this time from heaven with a fudden great found, as it had been a mighty wind, in the likeness of fiery tongues, lighting upon the Apostles, to teach them, and to lead them to all truth, giving them both the gift of divers languages, and also boldness with fervent zeal confantly to preach the Gospel unto all nations, whereby we have been brought out of darkness and error, into the clear light and true knowledge of thee, and of thy Son Jesus Christ. Therefore with Angels, &c.

Upon the feast of Trinity only.
HO art one God, one Lord; not one only Person, but three

Persons in one substance. For that which we believe of the glory of the Father, the same we believe of the Son, and of the Holy Ghoft, without any difference or inequality. Therefore with Angels, &C.

TE do not presume to come to this thy Table, O merciful

Lord, trusting in our own righteousnefs, but in thy manifold and great mercies. We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under thy Table. But thou art the fame Lord, whose property is always to have mercy; Grant us therefore, gracious Lord, fo to eat the Flesh of thy dear Son Jefus Christ, and to drink his Blood, that our finful bodies may be made clean by his body, and our fouls washed through his most precious

. Blood, and that we may evermore dwell in him, and he in use Amen.




The Prayer of Consecration. Lmighty God, our heavenly Father, who of thy tender merсу

didit 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 facrifice, 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, O merciful Father, we most humbly befeech thee, and grant that we receiving these thy creatures of Bread and Wine, according to thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christs 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 he brake it, and gave it to his disciples, faying, Take, eat, this is my Body which is given for you, do this in remembrance of me. Likewise after Supper he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of this, for this is my Blood of the New Testament, which is led for you, and for many for the remission of fins: Do this, as oft as ye shall drink it, in remembrance of me.

A Prayer to be said before receiving the Sacrament.. Lift my soul

unto thee, my God, humbly imploring thee graciousy to aflijt me in the Duty I am going to perform. Let the remembrance of my Sins, and of my Saviour's bitter sufferings for them create in me a hearty Repentance of them, and engage me for ever to love and ferve him who laid down bis life for me. Cleanse me, O Lord, from all filthiness of Fles and Spirit, that I may be a meet Guest at thy Table, and a real partaker of those Benefits which Christ bath purchased for me : and accept of thefe may fine cere Defres through the same Jesus Chrift

At the delivery of the Bread. HE Body of our Lord Jesus Christ, which was given for wee, preserve thy body and soul unto everlasting life. Take




and eat this in remembrance that Christ died for thee, and feed on him in thy heart by faith with thanksgiving.

At the delivery of the Cup.
HE Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, which was shed for

thee, preserve thy body and soul unto everlasting life. Drink this in remembrance that Christs Blood was shed for thee, and be thankful.

A Prayer after receiving the Sacrament. Praise and magnify thy glorious Name, O God, for the opportu

nity thou bast afforded me this Day, of commemorating thy unSpeakoble Love, in the Redemption of the World by thy Son Jesus Chrift; and of making this publick profession of my faith in him. Let it be an eternal obligation upon me of Love and Obedience to thee. And O grant me such a measure of thy Grace and assistance, as-may enable me to be more careful and diligent in the discharge of my Duty; and to walk as the redeemed of the Lord, in all holiness and godliness of Life, through the same Jesus Christ our Saviour.

Our Father, &c.
Lord and heavenly Father, we thy humble servants, entirely

desire thy Fatherly goodness, mercifully to accept this our facrifice 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 fins to offer unto thee any facrifice; 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, all honour and glory be unto thee, O Father Almghty, world with.

it end. Amen.

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Lmighty and everliving God, we most heartily thank thee,

for that thou dost vouchsafe to feed us, who have duly received these holy mysteries, with the spiritual food of the most precious Body and Blood of thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ; and doft assure us thereby of thy favour and goodness toward 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.

Lory be to God on high, and in earth peace, good will to

wards men. We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship 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 fins of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the fins of the world, have mercy upon us.

Thou that takest away the fins of the world, receive our prayer. Thou that fitteth at the right hand of God the father, have mercy upon us.

For thou only art holy, thou only art the Lord, thou only,: 0 Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most High in the glory of God the Father. Annen.

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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,

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