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Of the tribe of Gad were sealed and glory, and wisdom, and thankstwelve thousand. giving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.

Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand.

Of the tribe of Nephthalim were sealed twelve thousand.

Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand.

Of the tribe of Simeon sealed twelve thousand.

Of the tribe of Levi were ed twelve thousand.


The Gospel. St. Matt. v. 1. ESUS seeing the multitudes, went up into a mountain; and when he was set, his disciples came were unto him. And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, seal- Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they

Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand.

Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed twelve thousand.

Of the tribe of Joseph were seal-which do hunger and thirst after ed twelve thousand. righteousness: for they shall be

Of the tribe of Benjamin were filled. Blessed are the merciful: sealed twelve thousand. for they shall obtain mercy. BlessAfter this I beheld, and lo, a great ed are the pure in heart: for they multitude, which no man could shall see God. Blessed are the number,of all nations,and kindreds, peace-makers: for they shall be and people, and tongues, stood be- called the children of God. Blessfore the throne, and before the ed are they which are persecuted Lamb, clothed with white robes, for righteousness' sake: for theirs and palms in their hands; and cried is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed with a loud voice, saying, Salvation are ye, when men shall revile you, to our God, which sitteth upon the and persecute you, and shall say all throne, and unto the Lamb. And manner of evil against you falsely, all the angels stood round about the for my sake. Rejoice and be exthrone, and about the elders, and ceeding glad for great is your rethe four beasts, and fell before the ward in heaven: for so persecuted throne on their faces, and worship-they the prophets which were beped God, saying, Amen: Blessing, fore you.


Administration of the Lord's Supper,



If among those who come to be partakers of the Holy Communion, the Minister shall know any to be an open and notorious evi! liver, 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 have openly declared himself to have truly repented and 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 purpose so to do, as soon as he conveniently may.

The same order shall the Minister use with those, betwixt whom he perceiveth malice 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 hath trespassed against him, and to make amends for that wherein he himself hath offended; and

the other party will not be persuaded to a 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 herein specified, shall be obliged to give an account of the same to the Ordinary, as soon as conveniently may be.

The Table, 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 Morning and Evening Prayer are appointed to be said, shall say the Lord's Prayer and the Collect following, the People kneeling; but the Lord's Prayer may be omitted, if Morning Prayer hath been said immediately before.

Ο UR Father, who art in Hea- to thousands in them that love me, ven, Hallowed be thy name; and keep my commandments. Thy Kingdom come; Thy Will People. Lord, have mercy upon be done on Earth, as it is in us, and incline our hearts to keep Heaven; Give us this day our dai- this law.

ly bread; And forgive us our tres- Minister. Thou shalt not take passes, as we forgive those who the name of the Lord thy God in trespass against us; And lead us vain: For the Lord will not hold not into temptation; but deliver him guiltless that taketh his name us from evil: For thine is the King-in vain. dom, and the Power, and the Glory, for ever and ever. Amen.


The Collect.

LMIGHTY God, unto whom

People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Minister. Remember that thou all hearts are open, all desires keep holy the Sabbath-day. Six known, and from whom no secrets days shalt thou labour, and do all are hid; cleanse the thoughts of that thou hast to do; but the sevour hearts by the inspiration of enth day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy holy Spirit; that we may per- thy God. In it thou shalt do no fectly love thee, and worthily mag-manner of work; thou, and thy nify thy holy name, through Christ son, and thy daughter, thy manour Lord. Amen. servant, and thy maid-servant, thy ¶ Then shall the Minister, turning to the People, cattle, and the stranger that is withrehearse distinctly the Ten Commandments; and the People still kneeling, shall, after every comin thy gates. For in six days the mandment, ask God mercy for their transgressions Lord made heaven and earth, the for the time past, and grace to keep the law for the time to come, as followeth.



OD spake these words, and said, I am the Lord thy God: Thou shalt have none other gods but me.

People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day; wherefore the Lord blessed the seventh day, and hallowed it.

People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Minister. Honour thy father and thy mother; that thy days may be long in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

Minister. Thou shalt not make to thyself any graven image, nor the likeness of any thing that is in People. Lord, have mercy upon heaven above, or in the earth be- us, and incline our hearts to keep neath, or in the water under the this law.

earth. Thou shalt not bow down. Minister. Thou shalt do no to them, nor worship them: For I murder.

the Lord thy God am a jealous People. Lord, have mercy upon God; and visit the sins of the fa- us, and incline our hearts to keep thers upon the children, unto the this law.

third and fourth generation of them Minister. Thou shalt not comthat hate me; and show mercy un- mit adultery.

People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Minister. Thou shalt not steal. People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Minister. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

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Glory be to thee, O Lord. Then shall be read the Apostles' or Nicene Creed: unless one of them hath been read immediately before, in the Morning Service.

Then the Minister shall declare unto the People what Holy days, or Fasting days, are in the week following to be observed; and (if occasion be)

shall Notice be given of the Communion, and of

the Bans of Matrimony, and other Matters to be published.

Then shall follow the Sermon: after which, the

Minister, when there is a Communion, shall return to the Lord's Table, and begin the Offertory, saying one or more of these sentences following, as he thinketh most convenient.

ET your light so shine before

men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. St. Matt. v. 16. Lay not up for yourselves trea

Minister. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his servant, nor his maid, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing sures upon earth, where moth and that is his.

People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and write all these thy laws in our hearts, we beseech thee.

Then the Minister may say,

Hear also what our Lord Jesus Christ saith.


rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal. St. Matt. vi. 19, 20.

HOU shalt love the Lord thy Whatsoever ye would that men God with all thy heart, and should do to you, even so do to with all thy soul, and with all thy them: for this is the law and the mind: This is the first and great prophets. St. Matt. vii. 12. commandment. And the second Not every one that saith unto is like unto it; Thou shalt love me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into thy neighbour as thyself. On the kingdom of heaven; but he these two commandments hang that doeth the will of my Father all the law and the prophets. which is in heaven. St. Matt. vii.21. ALMIGHTY Lord, and Zaccheus stood forth, and said unto the Lord, Behold, Lord, the everlasting God, vouchsafe, we beseech thee, to direct, sanc-and if I have done any wrong to half of my goods I give to the poor; tify, and govern, both our hearts

Let us pray.

and bodies, in the ways of thy laws, any man, I restore four fold. St. Luke xix. 8. and in the works of thy commandments, that, through thy most time at his own cost? Who goeth a warfare at any Who mighty protection, both here and ever, we may be preserved in body of the fruit thereof? or who feedplanteth a vineyard, and eateth not and soul, through our Lord and eth a flock, and eateth not of the Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. milk of the flock? 1 Cor. ix. 7.

Then shall be said the Collect of the Day: and immediately after the Collect, the Minister shall

read the Epistle, saying, The Epistle [or, The portion of Scripture appointed for the Epistle] is written in the-chapter of, beginning at the verse. And the Epistle ended, he shall say, Here endeth the Epistle. Then shall be read the Gospel (the people all standing up) saying, The Holy

Gospel is written in the-chapter of, begin

ning at the-verse.

¶ Here the people shall say,

If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great matter if we shall reap your worldly things? 1 Cor. ix. 11.

Do ye not know, that they who minister about holy things, live of the sacrifice; and they who wait

at the altar, are partakers with the never turn thy face from any poor altar? Even so hath the Lord al-man; and then the face of the so ordained, that they who preach Lord shall not be turned away the Gospel, should live of the Gos- from thee. Tob. iv. 7. pel. 1 Cor. ix. 13, 14.

Be merciful after thy power. If

He that soweth little, shall reap thou hast much, give plenteously. little; and he that soweth plente- If thou hast little, do thy diligence ously, shall reap plenteously. Let gladly to give of that little for every man do according as he is so gatherest thou thyself a good disposed in his heart, not grudging-reward, in the day of necessity. ly, or of necessity; for God loveth Tob. iv. 8, 9. a cheerful giver. 2 Cor. ix. 6, 7.

He that hath pity upon the poor, Let him that is taught in the lendeth unto the Lord: and look, word, minister unto him that what he layeth out, it shall be paid teacheth, in all good things. Be him again. Prov. xix. 17. not deceived, God is not mocked: Blessed be the man that proFor whatsoever a man soweth, videth for the sick and needy: the that shall he reap. Gal. vi. 6, 7. Lord shall deliver him in the time While we have time, let us do of trouble. Psalm xli. 1. good unto all men: and especially unto them that are of the household of faith. Gal. vi. 10.

Whilst these Sentences are in reading, the Dea

cons, Church-wardens, or other fit persons appointed for that purpose, shall receive the Alms for the Poor, and other Devotions of the People, in a decent Basin to be provided by the Parish for that purpose; and reverently bring it to the Priest, who shall humbly present and place it upon

Godliness is great riches, if a man be content with that he hath : For we brought nothing into this the Holy Table. world, neither may we carry any thing out. 1 Tim. vi. 6, 7.

And the Priest shall then place upon the Table so much Bread and Wine, as he shall think sufficient. After which done, he shall say,

Charge them who are rich in Let us pray for the whole state this world, that they be ready to of Christ's church militant. give, and glad to distribute; laying ALMIGHTY and everliving up in store for themselves a good God, who by thy holy Aposfoundation against the time to tle, hast taught us to make praycome, that they may attain eternal ers and supplications, and to give life. 1 Tim. vi. 17, 18, 19. thanks for all men: We humbly

God is not unrighteous, that he beseech thee most mercifully [* to will forget your works, and labour accept our alms and oblations, that proceedeth of love; which and] to receive these our prayers, love ye have showed for his name's which we offer unto thy divine sake, who have ministered unto Majesty; beseeching thee to inthe saints, and yet do minister. spire continually the Universal Heb. vi. 10. Church with the spirit of truth,

To do good and to distribute, unity, and concord: and grant that forget not; for with such sacri- all those who do confess thy holy fices God is well pleased. Heb. name may agree in the truth of thy xiii. 16. holy word, and live in unity and Whoso hath this world's good, godly love. We beseech thee also, and seeth his brother have need, so to direct and dispose the hearts and shutteth up his compassion of all Christian rulers, that they from him, how dwelleth the love may truly and impartially adminof God in him? 1 John iii. 17. ister justice, to the punishment of Give alms of thy goods, and wickedness and vice, and to the

* If there be no alme or oblations, then shall the words (to accept our aims and oblations, and) be left unsaid.

maintenance of thy true religion to die for us, but also to be our and virtue. Give grace, O hea-spiritual food and sustenance in venly Father, to all Bishops and that holy Sacrament. Which beother Ministers; that they may, ing so divine and comfortable a both by their life and doctrine, thing to them who receive it worset forth thy true and lively Word, thily, and so dangerous to those and rightly and duly administer who will presume to receive it unthy holy Sacraments. And to all worthily; my duty is to exhort you thy people give thy heavenly grace; in the mean season, to consider the and especially to this congregation dignity of that holy Mystery, and here present; that with meek the great peril of the unworthy reheart, and due reverence, they ceiving thereof; and so to search may hear, and receive thy holy and examine your own consciences, Word; truly serving thee in holi-(and that not lightly, and after the ness and righteousness all the days manner of dissemblers with God; of their life. And we most hum- but so) that ye may come holy and bly beseech thee, of thy goodness, clean to such a heavenly feast, in O Lord, to comfort and succour all the marriage-garment required by those who, in this transitory life, God in holy scripture; and be reare in trouble, sorrow, need, sick-ceived as worthy partakers of that ness, or any other adversity. And holy Table.

tion following; or so much thereof as, in his discretion, he may think convenient.

we also bless thy holy name, for The way and means thereto is, all thy servants departed this life First, to examine your lives and in thy faith and fear; beseeching conversations by the rule of God's thee to give us grace so to follow commandments; and wherein sotheir good examples, that with ever ye shall perceive yourselves to them we may be partakers of thy have offended, either by will, word, heavenly kingdom: Grant this, O or deed, there to bewail your own Father, for Jesus Christ's sake, sinfulness, and to confess yourour only Mediator and Advocate. selves to Almighty God, with full Amen. purpose of amendment of life. 1 When the Minister giveth warning for the Cele- And if ye shall perceive your ofbration of the Holy Communion (which he shall always do upon the Sunday, or some Holy day, im- fences to be such as are not only mediately preceding) he shall read this Exhorta- against God, but also against your neighbours; then ye shall reconEARLY beloved, on cile yourselves unto them; being day next, I purpose, through ready to make restitution and satGod's assistance, to administer to isfaction, according to the utterall such as shall be religiously and most of your powers, for all injudevoutly disposed, the most com- ries and wrongs done by you to fortable Sacrament of the Body and any other; and being likewise Blood of Christ; to be by them ready to forgive others who have received, in remembrance of his offended you, as ye would have meritorious Cross and Passion; forgiveness of your offences at whereby alone we obtain remis- God's hand: For otherwise the sion of our sins, and are made par-receiving of the Holy Communion takers of the kingdom of Heaven. doth nothing else but increase Wherefore it is our duty to render your condemnation. Therefore, if most humble and hearty thanks to any of you be a blasphemer of Almighty God, our heavenly Fa- God, an hinderer or slanderer of ther, for that he hath given his Son his Word, an adulterer, or be in our Saviour Jesus Christ, not only malice or envy, or in any other

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