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time at his own cost? Who will forget your works, and labour planteth a vineyard, and eateth that proceedeth of love; which not of the fruit thereof? or, who love ye have showed for his feedeth a flock, and eateth not of name's sake, who have ministered the milk of the flock? 1 Cor. ix. 7. unto the saints, and yet do minis

li we have sown unto you spi. ter. Heb. vi. 10. ritual things, is it a great matterif To do good and to distribute, we shall reap your worldly things ? forget not; for with such sacriI Cor. ix. 11.

fices God is well pleased. Heb. Do ye not know, that they who xiij. 16. minister about holy things, live of Whoso hath this world's good, the sacrifice; and they who wait and seeth his brother have need, at the altar are partakers with and shutteth up his compassion the altar? Even so hath the Lord from him, how dwelleth the love also ordained, that they who of God in him? 1 John, iii. 17. preach the Gospel should live of Give alms of thy goods, and the Gospel. 1 Cor. ix. 13, 14. never turn thy face from any

He that soweth little, shall reap poor man; and then the face of little; and he that soweth plen- the Lord shall not be turned away teously, shall reap plenteously. from thee. Tobit, iv. 7. Let every man do according as Be merciful after thy power, he is disposed in his heart, not If thou hast much, give plentegrudgingly, or of necessity; for ouslý; if thou hast little, do thy God loveth a cheerful giver. 2 diligence gladly to give of that Cor. ix. 6. 7.

little: for so gatherest thou thy. Let him that is taught in the self a good reward in the day of word, minister unto him that necessity. Tobit, iv. 8, 9. teacheth, in all good things. Be He that hath pity upon the not deceived, God is not mocked : poor, lendeth unto the Lord: and For whatsoever a man soweth, look, what he layeth out, it shall that shall he reap. Gal. vi. 6, 7. be paid him again. Prov. xix. 17.

While we have time, let us do Blessed be the man that progondunto allmen: and especially videth for the sick and needy: upto them that are of the house. the Lord shall deliver him in the hold of faith. Gal. vi. 10., time of trouble. Psalm xli. 1.

Godliness is great riches, if a 1 Whilst these Sentences are in readieg, man be content with that he hath : the Deacons, Church-wardens, or other For we brought nothing into this

fit persons appointed for that purpose,

shall receive the Alms for the Poor, world, neither may we carry any and other Devotions of the People, in thing out. T'im. vi. 6, 7. a decent Basin to be provided by the

Charge them who are rich in Parish for that purpose; and reverentthis world, that they be ready to

ly bring it to the Bishop, who shall

bumbly present and place it upon the give, and glad to distribute; lay.. Holy ''able. ing up in store for themselves a

1 And the Bishop shall then place upon

the Table so much Bread and Wine as good foundation against the time

he sball think sufficient; after which to come, that they may attain eternal life. 1 Tim. vi. * *, 18, 19. Let us pray for the whole state

God is not unrighteous, that he of Christ's Churcb militant.

he shall say,


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ALMIGHTY and everlasting faith and fear; beseeching thee

God, who, by thy holy Apos- to give us grace so to follow their tle, basi taught us to make pray- good examples, that with them ers and supplications, and to give we may be partakers of thy heathanks, for all men: We humbly venly kingdem: Grant this, o beseech thee most mercifully [*10 Father, for Jesus Christ's sake, accept our alms and oblitions, our only Mediator and Advocate. and] to receive these our pray. Amen. ers, which we offer unto thy di- r The Bishop shall then say this Exhorvine Majesty ; beseeching thee to inspire continually the Universal D EARLY beloved in the Lord, Churcb with the spirit of truth, ye who mind to come to the unity, and concord; and grant Holy Communion of the Body that all those who do confess thy and Blood of our Saviour Christ, boly name may agree in the must consider how St. Paul extruth of thy holy word, and live hortetball persons diligently to try in unity and godly love. We be- and examine themselves, before seech thee also, so to direct and they presume to eat of that Bread, dispose the hearts of all Christian and drink of that Cup. For as rulers, that they may truly and the benefit is great, if with a true impartially administer justice, to penitent heart and lively faith we the punishment of wickedness and receive that holy Sacrament; so vice, and to the maintenance of is the danger great, if we receive thy true religion and virtue. Give the same unwortbily. Judge grace, O heavenly Father, to all therefore yourselves, brethren, Bishops and other Ministers ; that that ye be not judged of the Lord; they may, both by their life and repent ye truly for your sins past; doctrine, set forth thy true and have a lively and steadfast faith lively Word, and rightly and duly in Christ our Saviour; amend administer thy holy Sacraments. your lives, and be in perfect cha. And to all thy people give thyrity with all men ; so shall ye be heavenly grace; and especially to meet partakers of those holy Mysthis congregation here present ; teries. And, above all things, ye that with meek heart, and due must give most humble and hearreverence, they may hear and ty thanks to God the Father, the receive thy holy Word; truly Son, and the Holy Ghost, for the serving thee in holiness and righ- redemption of the world by the teousness all the days of their life. death and passion of our Saviour And we most humbly beseech Christ, both God and man; who thee, of thy goodness, O Lord, to did humble himself, even to the comfort and succour all those death upon the cross, for us misewho, in this transitory life, are in rable sinners, who lay in darktrouble, sorrow, need, sickness, or ness and the shadow of death ; any other adversity. And we also that he might make us the chil. bless thy holy name, for all thy dren of God, and exalt us to ever. servants departed this life in thy lasting life. And to the end ibat

* If there be no alms or oblations, then shall the words, to accept our alms and oblacions, and, be left unsaid,

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we should always remember the nestly repent, and are heartily exceeding great love of our Mas- sorry forthese our misdoings: the ter and only Saviour Jesus Christ, remembrance of them is grievous tbus dying for us, and the innu- unto us; the burthen of them is merable benefits wbich by bis pre-intolerable. Have mercy upon cious blood-shedding he hath ob- us, have mercy apon us, most tained for us, he hath instituted merciful Father: for thy Son our and ordained holy Mysteries, as Lord Jesus Christ's sake, forgive pledges of his love, and for a con- us all that is past; and grant, that tinual remembrance of his death, we may ever hereafter serve and to our great and endless comfort. please thee in newness of life, to To him therefore, with the Fa- the honour and glory of thy ther, and the Holy Ghost, let us name, through Jesus Cbrist our give, as we are most bounden, Lord. Amen. continual thanks, submitting our. T 'Then shall the Bishop stand up, and selves wholly to his holy will and turning to the People, say, pleasure, and studying to serve ALMIGHTY God, our beaven. hiin in true holiness and righ

ly Father, who, of bis great teousness, all the days of our life. mercy, bath promised forgiveness Amen.

of sins to all those who with 9 Then shall the Bishop say to those who hearty repentance and true faith come to receive the Communion,

turn unto him, have mercy upon YE who do truly and earnestly you ; pardon and deliver you

repent you of your sins, and from all your sins ; confirm and are in love and charity with your

strengthen you in all goodness; neighbours, and intend to lead a and bring you to everlasting life, new life, following the command-through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen. ments of God, and walking from henceforth in his holy ways; draw

1 Then shall the Bishop say, near with faith, and take this holy

Hear what comfortable words Sacrament to your comfort ; and our Saviour Christ saith unto all make your humble confession to who truly turn to him. Almighty God, devoutly kneeling COME unto me, all ye that tra.

vel and are heavy laden, and 7 Then shall this general Confession be I will refresh you. St. Matt. xi. 28.

made by the Bishop and all those who are minded to receive the Holy Com

So God loved the world, that munion, humbly kneeling. he gave his only begotten Son, to ALMIGHTY God, Father of the end that all that believe in

our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker bim should not perish, but have of all things, Judge of all men;

everlasting life. St. John, iii. 16. we acknowledge and bewail our Hear also what St. Paul saith. manifold sins and wickedness, This is a true saying, and worwhich we from time to time most thy of all men to be received, grievously have committed, by that Christ Jesus came into the thought, word, and deed, against world to save sinners. 1 Tim. i. 15. tby divine Majesty; provoking Hear aiso what St. John saith. most justly thy wrath and indig- If any man sin, we have an nation against us. We do ear. Advocate with the Father, Jesus


Christ the righteous; and he is f* Upon Easter Day, and seven Days the propitiation for our sins. 1 John, ii. 1, 2.

BUT chiefly are we bound to 1 After which the Bishop shall proceed, resurrection of thy Son Jesus

praise thee for the glorions saying, Lift up your hearts.

Christ our Lord : For he is the Answer. We lift them up unto very Paschal Lamb, which was Ibe Lord.

offered for us, and hath taken Bishop. Let us give thanks un- away the sin of the world; who to our Lord God.

by his death hath destroyed death, Answer. It is meet and right so and, by bis rising to life again, to do.

bath restored to us everlasting

life: Therefore with Angels, &c. Then shall the Bishop turn to the Lord's Table, and say,

Upon Ascension Day, and seven Days

after. IT is very meet, right, and our

bounden duty, that we should THROUGH thy most dearly at all times, and in all places, give

beloved Son Jesus Christ our thanks unto thee, O Lord, [* Holy Lord; who, after his most gloriFather,] Almighty, everlasting ous resurrection, manifestly apGod.

peared to all his Apostles, and 1 Here shall follow the proper Preface, in their sight ascended up into

according to the time, if there be any heaven, to prepare a place for us; gpecially appointed; or else iminedi- that where he is, thither we might ately shall be said or sung by the Bishop and People,

also ascend, and reign with him THEREFORE with Angels and in glory : Therefore with Angels

, &c. Archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and "Upon Whitsunday, and six Days after magnify thy glorious name ; ever- THROUGH Jesus Christ our more praising thee, and saying, Lord ; according to whose Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of most true promise, the Holy Hosts; heaven and earth are full Ghost came down as al this time of thy glory : Glory be to thee, from heaven, with a sudden great O Lord Most High. Amen. sound, as it had been a mighty

wind, in the likeness of fiery PROPER PREFACES. tongues, lighting upon the Apos1 Upon Christmas Day, and seven Days tles, to teach them, and to lead

them to all truth; giving them BECAUSE thou didst give Je- both the gift of divers languages

, sus Christ, thine only Son, to and also boldness with fervent be born as at this time for us ; zeal, constantly to preach the who, by the operation of the Ho-gospel unto all nations ; whereby ly Ghost, was made very man, of we have been brought out of the substance of the Virgin Máry darkness and error, into the clear his Mother; and that without light and true kuowledge of thee, spot of sin, to make us clean from and of thy Son Jesus Christ: all sin: Therefore with Angels,&c. Therefore with Angels, &c.

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


break the

$ Upon the Feast of: Trinity only, may ALL glory be to thee, AlmighWHO art one God, one Lord; for that thou. of thy tender

mernot one only person, but ey, didst give thine oply Son Jethree persons in one substance : sus Christ to suffer death upon For that which we believe of the the cross forour redemption; who glory of the Father, the same we made there, by his one oblation believe of the Son, and of the of himself once offered, a full, Holy Ghost, without any differ- perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, ence or inequality : Therefore oblation, and satisfaction, for the with Angels, &c.

sins of the whole world; and did or else this may be said, the words institute, and in his holy gospel (Holy Father) being retained in the command us to continue a perpeintroductory Address.

tual memory of that his precious FOR the precious death and death and sacrifice until his com

merits f thy Son Jesus Christing again : For, in the night in our Lord, and for tbe sending to which he was beus of the Holy Ghost the Comtrayed, (a) he took (a) Here the forter ; who are one with thee in bread; and when Bishopis to take thy eternal Godhead: Therefore he had given thanks his hands. with Angels, &c.

(b) he brake it, (6) And here o Then shall the Bishop, kneeling down and give it to his to

Bread. of all those who shall receive the disciples, "saying,

Communion, this prayer following: Take, eat, (c) this is (c) And here WE do not presume to come to my Body, which is to lay his hands

this thy Tatle, Oʻmerciful given for you; Do upon Lord, trusting in our own righte

this in ousness, but in thy manifold and brance of me. Likegreat mercies. We are not wor

wise, after supper thy so much as to gather up the (a) he took the cup; (d) Here he is erumbs under thy °Table. But and when he had to take the cup

into his hands thou art the same Lord, whose given thanks, he property is always to have mercy: gave it to them, Grant us therefore, gracious Lord, saying, Drink ye all so to eat the flesh of thy dear Son of this; for(e) this () And here Jesus Christ, and to drink bis is my Blood of the he is to lay his

New Testament,

hands upon eveblood, that our sinful bodies

may be made clean by his body, and which is shed for which there is our souls washed through his most you, and for many, any Wine to be precious blood, and that we may

for the remission of consecrated evermore dwell in him, and he sins: Do this as ofl in uş. Amen.

as ye shall drink it When the Bishop, standing before the

in remembrance of Table, hath so ordered the Bread and me. Wine that he may witle the

more rea. The Oblation. WHEREFORE, O before the People, and take the Cup venly Father, according to the

Lord and heainto his hands; he shall say the Prayer of Consecration, as followetdi: i institution of thy dearly beloved


all Bread.





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