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come to the Holy Communion, instead of the former, he shall use this Exhortation.
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-ed, 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 name of God, ¶ Or, in case he shall see the People negligent to I call you in Christ's behalf, I exhort you, as ye love your own salEARLY 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 his 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 prépared 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 to quet of that most heavenly food. come. 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 At the time of the Celebration of the Communion, Supper, provoke God's indigna- the Priest shall say this Exhortation.
tion against you. It is an easy DEARLY beloved in the Lord,
matter for a man to say, I will not ye who mind to come to the 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-persons diligently to try and ex
the Priest and all those who are minded to receive the Holy Communion, humbly kneeling.
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 Then shall this general Confession be made, by Lord; repent ye truly for your sins past; have a lively and steadfast faith in Christ our Saviour; ama 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 ye 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, ings; 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 Jesus 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. T hath instituted and ordained holy Then shall the Priest (the Bishop, if he be present) and turning to the People, say, and for a continual remembrance A venly Father, who of his great Mysteries, as pledges of his love, LMIGHTY God, our heaof his death, to our great and end-mercy hath promised forgiveness less comfort. To him, therefore, of sins to all those who with hearwith the Father, and the Holy ty repentance and true 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.
ceive the Holy Communion,
Then shall the Priest say,
Then shall the Priest say to those who come to re- Hear what comfortable words our Saviour Christ saith unto all who truly turn to him.
E who do truly and earnestly repent you of your sins, and are in love and charity with your
OME unto me, all ye that travel and are heavy laden,
and I will refresh you. St. Matt. was made very man, of the subxi. 28. stance of the Virgin Mary his MoSo God loved the world, that he ther; and that without spot of sin, 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 everlasting life. St. John iii. 16.
Upon Easter Day, and seven Days after.
Hear also what St. Paul saith. BUT chiefly are we bound to
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, &c.
After which the Priest shall proceed, saying,
Lift up your hearts. Answer. We lift them up unto the Lord.
Priest. Let us give thanks unto our Lord God.
Answer. It is meet and right so to do.
Then shall the Priest turn to the Lord's Table,
Upon Ascension Day, and seven Days after. HROUGH thy most dearly beloved Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who, after his most glorious resurrection, manifestly appeared to all his Apostles, and in their sight ascended up into heaven, to prepare a place for us; that where he is, thither we might also ascend, and reign with him in gloTherefore with Angels, &c.
Upon Whitsunday, and six Days after. HROUGH Jesus Christ our
T is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we should at all times, and in all places, give Lord: according to whose thanks unto thee, O Lord, [*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; heaven, 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
THEREFORE with Angels the likeness of fiery tongues, lightand 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.
I PROPER PREFACES.
darkness and error, into the clear light and true knowledge of thee, and of thy Son Jesus Christ: Therefore with Angels, &c.
BECAUSE 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
WHO 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.
being retained in the introductory Address.
(a) Here the Priest to take the Paten
into his hands.
(b) And here to break the Bread.
(c) And here to lay
(e) And here he is
lay his hand upon there is any Wine to be
every Vessel, in which
which we believe of the glory of night in which he the Father, the same we believe of was betrayed (a) the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, he took bread; and without any difference or inequali- when he had given ty: Therefore with Angels, &c. thanks, (b) he Or else this may be said, the words [Holy Father] brake it, and FOR 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 (c) this is my Boof 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, &c. me. Likewise, afThen shall the Priest, kneeling down at the ter supper. (d) he (d) Here he is to 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 following: when he had given E do not presume to come to thanks, he gave it 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 great mercies. We are not wor- Blood, of the New to thy so much as to gather up the Testament, 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 VHEREFORE, Christ, and to drink his blood, that O Lord and 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, 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 followeth : us to make; having in remembrance 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
so ordered the Bread and Wine, that he may with
stitution, in remembrance of his¶ And the Minister who delivereth the Cup, shali Death and Passion, may be partakers of his most blessed Body and THE Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, which was shed for Blood. And we earnestly desire thee, preserve thy body and soul thy fatherly goodness, mercifully unto everlasting life: Drink this in to accept this our sacrifice of praise remembrance that Christ's blood and thanksgiving; most humbly be- was shed for thee, and be thankful. seeching thee to grant, that by the If the consecrated Bread and Wine be spent bemerits 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
fore all have communicated, the Priest is to consecrate more, according to the Form before prescribed; beginning at-All glory be to thee, Al
mighty God-and ending with these words-ParWhen all have communicated, the Minister shall
takers of his most blessed Body and Blood.
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 Minister say the Lord's Prayer, the People repeating after him every petition.
a reasonable, holy, and living sa- OUR Father, who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy Name: crifice unto thee; humbly beseech- Thy Kingdom come; thy Will be ing thee, that we, and all others done on Earth, as it is in Heaven; who shall be partakers of this Holy Give us this day our daily bread; Communion, may worthily receive And forgive us our trespasses, as we the most precious Body and Blood forgive those who trespass against of thy Son Jesus Christ, be filled us; And lead us not into temptawith thy grace and heavenly bene- tion; But deliver us from evil: For diction, and made one body with thine is the Kingdom, and the Powhim, that he may dwell in them, er, and the Glory, for ever and ever. and they in him. And although we Amen. are unworthy, through our manifold sins, to offer unto thee any sacrifice; yet we beseech thee to accept this our bounden duty and thee, for that thou dost vouchsafe service, not weighing our merits, to feed us who have duly received but pardoningour offences; through these holy Mysteries, with the spiJesus Christ our Lord; by whom, ritual food of the most precious and with whom, in the unity of the Body and Blood of thy Son our Holy Ghost, all honour and glory Saviour Jesus Christ; and dost be unto thee, O Father Almighty, assure us thereby of thy favour world without end. Amen. and goodness towards us; and that ¶ Here shall be sung a Hymn, or Part of a Hymn, we are very members incorporate
from the Selection for the Feasts and Fasts, &c.
After shall be said as followeth :
LMIGHTY and everliving
Then shall the Priest first receive the Communion in the mystical body of thy Son, in both kinds himself, and proceed to deliver the which is the blessed company of all same to the Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, in like
kneeling and when he delivereth the Bread, he shall say,
manner, (if any be present) and, after that, to the faithful people; and are also heirs People also in order, into their hands, all devoutly through hope of thy everlasting kingdom, by the merits of the most HE Body of our Lord Jesus precious death and passion of thy Christ, which was given for dear Son. And we most humbly thee, preserve thy body and soul beseech thee, O heavenly Father, unto everlasting life: Take and eat so to assist us with thy grace, that this in remembrance that Christ we may continue in that holy feldied for thee, and feed on him in lowship,and do all such good works thy heart by faith, with thanks-as thou hast prepared for us to walk giving. lin, through Jesus Christ our Lord;