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Hear also what St. Paul saith;
This is a true saying, and worthy of all men to be received, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. 1 Tim. i. 15.
Hear also what St. John saith;
If any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous, and he is the propitiation for our sins. 1 John ii. 1.
After which the Priest shall proceed, say
Lift up your hearts.
Answ. We lift them up unto the LORD. Priest. Let us give thanks unto our LORD GOD.
Answ. It is meet and right so to do.
T Then shall the Priest turn to the Lord's Table.
It is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we should, at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto thee, O LORD, *Holy Father, Almighty and everlasting GOD.
*These words (Holy Father) must be omitted on Trinity Sunday.
Here shall follow the proper Preface, according to the time, if there be any special appointed, or else immediately shall follow.
Therefore with all angels and archangels, and with all the company 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.
Upon Christmas Day, and seven days after.
ECAUSE thou didst 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 sin, to make us clean from all sin. Therefore with angels, &c.
Upon Easter-Day, and seven days after.
But chiefly are we bound to praise thee for the glorious resurrection of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord; for he is the very paschal lamb which was offered for us, and
hath taken away the sin of the world; by his death hath destroyed death, and by his rising to life again hath restored to us everlasting life. Therefore with angels,
Upon Ascension-Day, and seven days after.
Through thy most dearly beloved Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who after his glorious resurrection manifestly appeared to all his Apostles, and in their sight ascended 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 Whit-Sunday, and six days after.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord; according to whose most true promise the Holy Ghost came down, as at this time, from heaven, with a sudden great sound, as it had been a mighty wind, in the likeness of fiery tongues, lighting upon the Apostles, to teach them, and to lead them into all truth; giving them both the gift of divers languages, and also boldness with fervent zeal constantly to preach the Gospel unto all nations, whereby we have been brought from darkness and error into the clear
light and true knowledge of thee, and of thy Son Jesus Christ.
Upon the feast of Trinity only.
Who art one GOD one LORD; not only one 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 Ghost, without any difference or inequality. Therefore
with angels, &c.
After each of which Prefaces shall immediately be sung or said.
HEREFORE with angels and archangels, and with all the company 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.
Then shall the Priest, kneeling down at the Lord's Table say, in the name of all them that shall receive the Communion, this Prayer following.
DIRECTIONS.-When the Priest acknowledges in this form of humiliation, his own and the Communicants' unworthiness, and God's unmerited kindness, in admitting them to his Holy Table, make this act of humiliation your own by your most devout attention, and joining with a hearty Amen.
E do not presume to come to this thy table, O merciful LORD, trusting in our own righteousness, 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 same LORD, whose property is always to have mercy; grant us, therefore, gracious LORD, so to eat the flesh of thy dear Son Jesus Christ, and to drink his blood, that our sinful bodies may be made clean by his body, and our souls washed through his most precious blood: and that we may evermore dwell in him, and he in us. Amen.
When the Priest, standing before the Table, hath so ordered the Bread and Wine, that he may with more readiness and decency break the bread before the People, and take the Cup into his hands, he shall say the Prayer of Consecration, as followeth.
DIRECTIONS-This is the Prayer of Consecration, to be said by the Priest alone; and while ho