Page images



At the time of the celebra-great love of our Master and tion of the Communion, the only Saviour Jesus Christ, Priest shall say this Ex-thus dying for us, and the innumerable benefits which by EARLY beloved in the his precious blood-shedding Lord, ye who mind to he hath obtained for us, he come to the holy communion hath instituted and ordained of the Body and Blood of our holy Mysteries, as pledges of Saviour Christ, must consider his love, and for a continual how St. Paul exhorteth all remembrance of his death, to persons diligently to try and our great and endless comexamine themselves, before fort. To him therefore, with they presume to eat of that the Father, and the Holy Bread, and drink of that Cup Ghost, let us give (as we are For as the benefit is great, if most bounden) continual with a true penitent heart and thanks; submitting ourselves lively faith we receive that wholly to his holy will and holy Sacrament: so is the pleasure, and studying to danger great, if we receive serve him in true holiness and the same unworthily. Judge righteousness, all the days of therefore yourselves, breth-our life. Amen. ren, that ye be not judged of¶ Then shall the Priest say to the Lord; repent ye truly those who come to receive for your sins past; have a the Holy Communion. lively and steadfast faith in YE who do truly and earnestly repent you of your

Christ our Saviour; amend your lives, and be in perfect sins, and are in love and chacharity with all men; so shall rity with your neighbours, ye be meet partakers of those and intend to lead a new life, holy Mysteries. And above following the commandments. all things, ye must give most of God, and walking from humble and hearty thanks to henceforth in his holy ways; God the Father, the Son, and draw near with faith, and take the Holy Ghost, for the re- this holy Sacrament to your demption of the world by the comfort; and make your hum. death and passion of our Sa-ble confession to Almighty viour Christ, both God and God, devoutly kneeling. man; who did humble him-¶ Then shall this general Con. self, even to the death upon fession be made, by the the cross, for us miserable Priest and all those who are sinners, who lay in darkness minded to receive the Holy and the shadow of death; Communion, humbly kneelthat he might make us the ing.

children of God, and exalt us ALMIGHTY God, father to everlasting life. And to

our Lord Jesus Christ,

the end that we should always Maker of all things, Judge of remember the exceeding all men ; we acknowledge and

bewail our manifold sins and COME unto me, all ye that wickedness, which we from travel, and are heavy time to time most grievously laden, and I will refresh you. have committed, by thought, St. Matt xi. 28.

Hear also what St. Paul saith.

word, and deed, against thy So God loved the world, divine Majesty; provoking that he gave his only begotten most justly thy wrath and in-Son, to the end that all that dignation against us. We do believe in him should not peearnestly repent, and are hear-rish, but have everlasting life. tily sorry for these our mis-s John iii. 16. doings; the remembrance of them is grievous unto us; the burthen of them is intolerable. Have mercy upon us, have mercy upon us, most merciful, Father for thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ's sake, forgive us all that is past; and grant, Hear also what St. John saith. that we may ever hereafter If any man sin, we have an serve and please thee in new-Advocate with the Father. Jeness of life, to the honour and sus Christ the righteous; and glory of thy Name, through he is the propitiation for our Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. sins. 1 St. John ii. 1, 2.

Then shall the Priest (th Bishop if he be present) stand up, and turning to the people, say,


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.

After which the Priest shall proceed, Saying,

Lift up your hearts, Answer. We lift them up Junto the Lord.

Priest. Let us give thanks unto our Lord God.

Answer. It is meet and right so to do.

heavenly Father, who of his great mercy hath promised forgiveness of sins to all those who with hearty repentance and true faith turn unto him, have mercy upon you; pardon and deliver you from all your sins; confirm and strengthen¶ you in all goodness; and bring you to everlasting life,through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then shall the Priest turn to the Lord's Tuble, and say,

IT is very meet, right, and Then shall the Priest say, our bounden duty, that we Hear what comfortable should at all times and in all words our Saviour Christ places, give thanks unto thee, saith unto all who truly turnO Lord, [*Holy Father,] Alto him. mighty Everlasting God. • These words (Holy Father) must be omitted on Trinity Sunday.


Here shall follow the pro-¶ Upon Ascension Day, and her Preface, according to seven Days after. the time, if there be any| "HROUGH thy most dearly specially appointed; or else beloved Son Jesus Christ immediately shall be said our Lord; who, after his most or sung by the Priest and glorious Resurrection, maniPeople, festly appeared to all his AposTHEREFORE with angels tles, and, in their sight asand Archangels, and with cended up into heaven, to preall the company of heaven, pare a place for us; that where we laud and magnify thy glo- he is, thither we might also rious Name; evermore prais-ascend, and reign with him in ing thee, and saying, Holy. glory: Therefore with Anholy, holy, Lord God of Hosts, gels, &c. heaven and earth are full of thy glory Glory be to thee, O Lord Most High. Amen.


Upon Whitsunday, and six Days after. 'HROUGH Jesus Christ whose most true promise, the our Lord; according to


Upon Christmas Day, and Holy Ghost came down as at seven Days after. this time from heaven, with a

BECAUSE thou didst give sudden great sound, as it had

Jesus Christ, thine only been a mighty wind, in the Son, to be born as at this time likeness of fiery tongues,lightfor us; who, by the operation ing upon the Apostles, to teach of the Holy Ghost was made them, and to lead them to all very man, of the substance of truth; giving them both the the Virgin Mary his Mother; gift of divers languages, and and that without spot of sin, also boldness with fervent zeal, to make us clean from all sin : constantly to preach the gosTherefore with Angels, &c. pel unto all nations; whereby we have been brought out of darkness and error, into the clear light and true knowledge of thee, and of thy Son Jesus

Upon Easter Day, and
seven Days after.

Buo praise thee for the glo-Christ: Therefore with AnUT chiefly are we bound

gels, &c.

Upon the Feast of Trinitg only, may be said,

rious 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 WHO art one God, one world; who by his death hath

Lord; not one only per

destroyed death, and, by his son, but three persons in one rising to life again, bath re-substance: For that which we stored to us everlasting life: believe of the glory of the Therefore with Angels, &c. Father, the same we believe Q

of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, without any difference or inequality: Therefore with Angels, &c.

Or else this may be said, the words [Holy Father] being retained in the introductory Address.

dered the Bread and Wine, that he may with the 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 :


LL glory be to thee, AlFOR OR the precious death and mighty God, our heamerits of thy Son Jesus venly Father for that thou, of Christ our Lord, and for the thy tender mercy, didst give sending to us of the Holy Ghost thine only Son Jesus Christ to the Comforter; who are one suffer death upon the cross for with thee in thy eternal God-our redemption; who made head Therefore with An-there (by his one oblation of gels, &c. himself once offered) a full, Then shall the Priest, kneel-perfect,and sufficient sacrifice, ing down at the Lord's Ta-oblation, and satisfaction, for ble, say, in the name of all the sins of the whole world; those who shall receive the and did institute, and in his this prayer holy gospel command us to


Communion, following:

continue, a perpetual memory of that his precious death and WE do not presume to come sacrifice until his coming to this thy Table, O mer again: For in the night in ciful Lord, trusting in our own which he was berighteousness,but in thy mani-trayed (a) he Priest is to (a) Here the fold and great mercies. We took bread; and take the Paare not worthy so much as to when he had given ten into his gather up the crumbs under thanks, (b) he Hands. thy Table. But thou art the brake it, and gave (b) And here same Lord, whose property is it to his disciples, Bread. always to have mercy: Grant saying, Take, cat, us therefore, gracious Lord, This is my (c) And here so to eat the flesh of thy dear Body, which is gi- to lay his Son Jesus Christ, and to drink ven for you; Do hands upon his blood, that our sinful bo-this in remem- all the bread. dies may be made clean by brance of me. his body, and our souls wash- Likewise after

to break the

ed through his most precious supper (d)he took (d) Here he blood, and that we may ever the cup; and when is to take the

more dwell in him, and he in us. Amen.


cup into his

had given hand.

thanks, he gave it

When the Priest, standing to them, saying, before the Table, hath so or-Drink ye all of this;

ry Vessel, in


(e) And here for (e) This is giving; most humbly bescechhe is to lay his my Blood, of ing thee to grant, that by the hand upon evethe New Testamerits and death of thy Son which there is ment, which is Jesus Christ,and through faith any Wine to be shed for you, in his blood, we, and all thy consecrated. and for many, whole Church, may obtain refor the remission of sins; mission of our sins, and all Do this as oft as ye shall drink other benefits of his passion. it, in remembrance of me. And here we offer and present The Obla-WHEREFORE, unto thee, O Lord, ourselves, O Lord and our souls, and bodies, to be a heavenly Father, according to reasonable, holy, and living the institution of thy dearly sacrifice unto thee; humbly beloved Son our Saviour Je- beseeching thee, that we, and sus Christ, we, thy humble ser-all others who shall be parvants, do celebrate and make takers ofthis holy communion, here before thy divine Majes- may worthily receive the most ty, with these thy holy gifts, precious Body and Blood of which we now offer unto thee, thy Son Jesus Christ, be filled the memorial thy Son hath with thy grace and heavenly commanded us to make; hay-benediction, and made one ing in remembrance his bless-body with him, that he may ed passion and precious death, dwell in them, and they in his mighty resurrection and him. And although we are glorious ascension; rendering unworthy, through our maniunto thee most hearty thanks, fold sins, to offer unto thee for the innumerable benefits any sacrifice; yet we beseech procured unto us by the same. thee to accept this our boundThe Invo- And we most hum-en duty and service,not weighcation. bly beseech thee, Oing our merits, but pardoning merciful Father, to hear us; our offences; through Jesus and, of thy almighty goodness, Christ our Lord; by whom, vouchsafe to bless and sanctify and with whom, in the unity with thy Word and holy Spi-of the Holy Ghost, all honour rit, these thy gifts and crea-and glory be unto thee, O Fatures of bread and wine; that ther Almighty, world without we, receiving them according end. Amen.

to thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ's holy institution, in remembrance of his death and Passion, may be partakers of his most blessed Body and Blood. And we earnestly desire thy fatherly goodness, mercifully to accept this our sacrifice of praise and thanks

Here shall be sung a Hymn, or part of a Hymn, from the Selection for the Feasts and Fasts, &c.

Then shall the Priest first receive the Communion in both kinds himself, and proceed to deliver the same to the Bishops, Priests, and

« PreviousContinue »