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grievous crime; repent ye of your fore God. If any man say, I am a sins, or else come not to that holy grievous sinner, and therefore am Table.

afraid to come:wherefore then do ye And because it is requisite that no not repent and amend? When God man should come to the Holy Com-calleth you, are ye not ashamed munion, but with a full trust in to say, ye will not come? When God's mercy, and with a quiet con- ye should return to God, will ye exscience; therefore, if there be any cuse yourselves, and say, ye are not of you, who by these means cannot ready? Consider earnestly with quiet his own conscience herein, yourselves, how little such feignbut requireth further comfort or ed excuses will avail before God. counsel; let him come to me, or to Those who refused the feast in the some other Minister of God's word, Gospel, because they had bought and open his grief; that he may a farm, or would try their yokes of receive such Godly counsel and oxen, or because they were marriadvice, as may tend to the quiet-led, were not so excused, but counting of his conscience, and the re- ed unworthy of the heavenly feast. moving of all scruple and doubt-Wherefore, according to mine offulness.

fice, I bid you in the naine of God, 1 Or, in case he shall see the People negligent so I call you in Christ's behalf, I excome to the Holy Communion, instead of the forhe shall use this Exhortation.

hort you, as ye love your own salDE EARLY beloved brethren, on vation, that ye will be partakers of

-I intend, by God's grace, this Holy Communion. And as the to celebrate the Lord's Supper; un- Son of God did vouchsafe to yield to which, in God's behalf, I bid you up his soul by death upon the cross, all who are here present; and be- for your salvation; so it is your seech

you for the Lord Jesus duty to receive the Communion in Christ's sake, that ye will not refuse remembrance of the sacrifice of bis to come thereto, being so loving-death, as he himself hath commandly called and bidden by God him-ed: Which if ye shall neglect to self. Ye know how grievous and do, consider with yourselves, how unkind a thing it is, when a man great is your ingratitude to God, hath prepared a rich feast, decked and how sore punishment hangeth his table with all kinds of provision, over your heads for the same, when so that there lacketh nothing but ye wilfully abstain from the Lord's the guests to sit down ; and yet Table,and separate from your breththey who are called (without any ren who come to feed on the bancause) most unthankfully refuse toquet of that most heavenly food.

Which of you in such a These things if ye earnestly concase would not be moved? Who sider, ye will by God's grace, return would not think a great injury and to a better mind; for the obtaining wrong done unto him ? Where-whereof we shall not cease to make fore, most dearly beloved in Christ, our humble petitions unto Almightake ye good heed, lest ye, with- ty God, our heavenly Father. drawing yourselves from this holy 1 At the time of the Celebration of the Communion, Supper, provoke God's indigna

the Priest shall say this Exhortation. It an tiontea ainst you. Stvis a casy DEARLY beloved inthe Lord,

for man to say, I will not ye who mind to communicate, because I am other-Holy Communion of the Body and wise hindered with worldly busi- Blood of our Saviour Christ, must ness. But such excuses are not so consider how St. Paul exhorteth all easily accepted, and allowed he-ipersons diligently to try and ex


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the Priest and all those who are minded to receive

amine themselves, before they pre-neighbours, and intend to lead a sume to eat of that Bread, and drink new life, following the commandof that Cup. For as the benefit is ments of God, and walking from great, if with a true penitent heart henceforth in his holy ways; draw and lively faith we receive that holy near with faith, and take this holy Sacrament; so is the danger great, Sacrament to your comfort; and if we receive the same unworthily. make your humble confession to Judge therefore yourselves, breth- Almighty God, devoutly kneeling. ren, that ye be not judged of the T Then shalĩ this general Confession be made, by Lord; repent ye truly for your sins

the Holy Communion, humbly kneeling. past; have a lively and steadfast faith in Christ our Saviour; amenat ALMIGHTY God, Father of

our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker your lives, and be in perfect charity of all things, Judge of all men; we with all men: so shall ve be meet acknowledge and

bewail our manipartakers of those holy Mysteries. fold sins and wickedness, which we And above all things, ye must give from time to time most grievously most humble and hearty thanks to have committed, by thought, word, God the Father, the Son, and the and deed, against thy divine MaHoly Ghost, for the redemption of jesty; provoking most justly thy the world by the death and passion wrath and indignation against us. of our Saviour Christ, both God We do earnestly repent, and are and man; who did humble himself, heartily sorry for these our misdoeven to the death upon the cross,lings; the remembrance of them for us miserable sinners, who lay in is grievous unto us; the burthen of darkness and the shadow of death; them is intolerable. Have mercy that he might make us the children upon us, have mercy upon us, most of God, and exalt us to everlasting merciful Father; for thy Son our life. And to the end that we should Lord Jesus Christ's sake, forgive always remember the exceeding us all that is past; and grant, that great love of our Master and only we may ever hereafter serve and Saviour Jesas Christ, thus dying please thee in newness of life, to for us, and the innumerable benefits the honour and glory of thy name, which by his precious blood-shed-through Jesus Christ our Lord. ding he hath obtained for us, he Amen. hath instituted and ordained holy " Then shall the Priest (the Bishop, if he be present)

stand up, and turning to the People, say, Mysteries, as pledges of his love, and for a continual remembrance A LMIGHTY God, our "heaof his death, to our great and endless comfort. To him, therefore, of sins to all those who with hear

mercy hath promised forgiveness with the Father, and the Holy ty repentance and truc faith turn Ghost, let us give (as we are most unto him, have mercy upon you; bounden) continual thanks; sub-pardon and deliver you from all mitting ourselves wholly to his ho- your sins; confirm and strengthen ly will and pleasure, and studying you in all goodness; and bring you to serve him in true holiness and to everlasting life, through Jesus righteousness, all the days of our Christ our Lord.”. Amen. life. Amen.

| Then shall the Priest say, Then shall the Priest say to those who come to re

Hear what comfortable words ceive the Holy Communion,

our Saviour Christ saith unto all TE who do truly and earnestly who truly turn to him. . repent you


your sins, and are in love and charity with your

TOME unto me, all ye that COM

travel and are heavy laden,



1, 2.

and I will refresh you. St. Matt. was made very man, of the subxi. 28.

stance of the Virgin Mary bis MoSo God loved the world, that he ther; and that without spot of sin,

s gave his only begotten Son, to the to make us clean from all sin: end that all that believe in him Therefore with Angels, &c. should not perish, but have ever- i Upon Easter Day, and seven Days aster. lasting life. St. John jj. 16.

UT chiefly are we bound to Hear also what St. Paul saith. praise thee for the glorious

This is a true saying, and worthy resurrection of thy Son Jesus Christ of all men to be received, that Christ our Lord: For he is the very PasJesus came into the world to save chal Lamb, which was offered for sinners. 1 Tim. i. 15.

us, and hath taken away the sin of Hear also what St. John saith. the world; who by his death hath

If any man sin, we have an Ad- destroyed death, and, by his rising vocate with the Father, Jesus to life again, hath restored to us Christ the righteous; and he is the everlasting life: Therefore with propitiation for our sins. 1 John ii. Angels, 8c.

Upon Ascension Day, and seven Days after. I After which the Priest shall proceed, saying, TH

HROUGH thy most dearly Lift up your hearts.

beloved Son Jesus Christ our Answer. We lift them up unto Lord; who, after his most glorithe Lord.

ous resurrection, manifestly apPriest. Let us give thanks unto peared to all his Apostles, and in our Lord God.

their sight ascended up into heaAnswer. It is meet and right so ven, to prepare a place for us; that to do.

where he is, thither we might also 1 Then shall the Priest turn to the Lord's Table, ascend, and reign with him in gloITs very meet, right, and our ry: Therefore with Angels, 8c. bounden duty, that we should

1 Upon Whitsunday, and six Days after. at all times, and in all places,


Jesus Christ our , O Holy Father,]Almighty,everlasting God. most true promise, the Holy Ghost Here shall follow the proper Preface, according came down as at this time from to the time, if there be any specially appointed; sheaven, with a sudden great sound, or else immediately shall be said or sung by the Priest and People,

as it had been a mighty wind, in THE THEREFORE with Angels the likeness of fiery tongues, light

and Archangels, and with all ing upon the Apostles, to teach the company of heaven, we laud them, and to lead them to all truth; and magnify thy glorious name: giving them both the gift of divers evermore praising thee, and say- languages, and also boldness with ing, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of fervent zeal, constantly to preach Hosts, heaven and earth are full the gospel unto all nations; whereof thy glory: Glory be to thee, o by we have been brought out of Lord Most High. Amen.

darkness and error, into the clear

light and true knowledge of thee, I PROPER PREFACES.

and of thy Son Jesus Christ: There? Upon Christinas Day, and seven Days after.

fore with Angels, &-c. B

ECAUSE thou didst give Je- Upon the Feast of Trinity only, may be said,

sus Christ, thine only Son, to be born as at this time for us; who,

THO art one God, one Lord;

not one only person, but three by the operation of the Holy Ghost, persons in one substance: For that

* These words (Holy Father) must be omitted on Trinity Sunday.

and say,



which we believe of the glory of night in which he the Father, the same we believe of was betrayed (a) (a) Here the Priest the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, he took bread; and is to take the Paten

. without any difference or inequali- when he had given ty: Therefore with Angels, &c. thanks, (b) he (b) And here to i Or else this may be said, the words (Holy Father] brake it, and

break the Bread. being retained in the introductory Address.

gave OR the precious death and it to his disciples,

merits of thy Son Jesus Christ saying, Take, eat, our Lord, and for the sending to us this is my Bo


(c) And here to loy of the Holy Ghost the Comforter;

dy, which is given his hands upon all the who are one with thee in thy eter

for you; Do this nal Godhead: Therefore with An- in remembrance of gels, Sc.

me. Likewise, afThen shall the Priest, kneeling down the ter supper. (d) he (d) Here he is lo Lord's Table, say, in the name of all those who took the cup; and take the Cup into his shall receive the Communion, this Prayer follow

. ing:

when he had given
this thy Table, O merciful to them, saying,

, Lord, trusting in our own righ- Drink ye all of this, teousness, but in thy manifold and for (e) this is my (e) And here he is great mercies.

We are not wor-Blood, of the New to lay his hand upon thy so much as to gather up the Testament, which there is any Wine to be

every Vessel, in which crumbs under thy Table. But thou is shed for you, and consecrated. art the same Lord, whose property for many, for the remission of sins; is always to have mercy: Grant Do this as oft as ye shall drink it, in us therefore, gracious Lord, so to remembrance of me. eat the flesh of thy dear Son Jesus WO Lord and The Oblation. Christ, and to drink his blood, that

THEREFORE, our sinful bodies may be made clean heavenly Father, according to the by his body, and our souls washed institution of thy dearly beloved through his most precious blood, Son our Saviour Jesus Christ, we, and that we may evermore dwell thy humble servants, do celebrate in him, and he in us. Amen. and make here before thy divine * When the Priest, standing before the Table, hath Majesty, with these thy holy gifts, 60 ordered the Bread and Wine, that he may with the more readiness and decency break the Bread which we now offer unto thee, the before the People, and take the Cup into

his hands; memorial thy Son hath commanded he shall say the Prayer of Consecration, as folJoweth :

us to make; having in remembrance AL LL glory be to thee, Almighty his blessed passion and precious

God, our heavenly Father, for death, his mighty resurrection and that thou, of thy tender mercy, glorious ascension; rendering unto didst give thine only Son Jesus thee most hearty thanks, for the Christ to suffer death upon the innumerable benefits procured unto cross for our redemption; who us by the same. And we most made there (by his one oblation of humbly beseech thee, The Invocation. himself once offered) a full, per- O merciful Father, to fect, and sufficient sacrifice, obla- hear us; and, of thy Almighty tion, and satisfaction, for the sins of goodness, vouchsafe to bless and the whole world; and did institute, sanctify, with thy Word and Holy and in his holy gospel command us Spirit, these thy gifts and creatures to continue a perpetual memory of of bread and wine; that we, rethat his precious death and sacrifice ceiving them according to thy Son until his coming again: For in the our Saviour Jesus Christ's holy in

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