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As we have therefore opportunity, let | Then shall this general CONFESSION be made us do good unto all men, especially unto by the Minister in the name of all those them who are of the household of faith.

who are minded to receive the holy com[Gal. vi, 10.]

munion, both he and all the people de

voutly kneeling, and saying:Godliness with contentment is great gain; for we brought nothing into this Jesus Christ, Maker of all things, Judge

Almighty God, Father of our Lord world, and it is certain we can carry of all men: we acknowledge and bewail nothing out. [1 Tim. vi, 6, 7.]

our manifold sins and wickedness, which Charge them that are rich in this world, we from time to time most grievously that they be not high-minded, nor trust have committed, by thought, word, and in uncertain riches, but in the living God, deed, against thy Divine Majesty, prowho giveth us richly all things to enjoy voking most justly thy wrath and indigthat they do good, that they be rich in nation against us. We do earnestly regood works, ready to distribute, willing pent, and are heartily sorry for these our to communicate; laying up in store for misdoings; the remembrance of them is themselves a good foundation against the grievous unto us. Have mercy upon us, time to come, that they may lay hold on have mercy upon us, most merciful Faeternal life. (1 Tim. vi, 17-19.]

ther; for thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ's God is not unrighteous to forget your sake, forgive us all that is past, and grant work and labor of love, which ye have that we may ever hereafter serve and please showed toward his name, in that ye have thee in newness of life, to the honor and ministered to the saints, and do minister. glory of thy name, through Jesus Christ

our Lord. Amen. [Heb. vi, 10.] To do good, and to cominunicate, forget

Then shall the Elder say, not; for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. [Heb. xiii, 16.]

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, Whoso hath this world's good, and who of thy great mercy hast promised seeth his brother have need, and shutteth forgiveness of sins to all them that with up his bowels of compassion from him, hearty repentance and true faith turn how dwelleth the love of God in him unto thee: have mercy upon us; pardon [1 John iii, 17.]

and deliver us from all our sins, confirm

and strengthen us in all goodness, and He that hath pity upon the poor, lend- bring us to everlasting life through Jesus eth unto the Lord; and that which he Christ our Lord. Amen. hath given will he pay him again. (Prov. xix, 17.]

The Collect. Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the Lord will deliver him in time of Almighty God, unto whom all hearts trouble. [Psa. xli, 1.]

are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid; cleanse the

thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration After which the Elder shall give the follow- of thy Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly ing INVITATION, the people standing: - love thee, and worthily magnify thy holy

name through Jesus Christ our Lord. If any man sin, we have an advocate amen. with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous : and he is the propitiation for our

Then shall the Elder say, sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

We do not presume to come to this thy

table, O merciful Lord, trusting in our Wherefore ye that do truly and ear- own righteousness, but in thy manifold nestly repent of your sins, and are in love and great mercies. We are not worthy and charity with your neighbors, and in- so much as to gather up the crumbs untend to lead a new life, following the 'der thy table. But thou art the same commandments of God, and walking from Lord, whose property is always to have henceforth in his holy ways; draw near mercy: Grant us, therefore, gracious Lord, with faith, and take this holy sacrament so to eat the flesh of thy dear Son Jesus to your comfort: and, devoutly kneeling, Christ, and to drink his blood, that we make your humble confession to Almighty may live and grow thereby; and that, God.

being washed through his most precious

mood, we may evermore dwell in him, The Minister shall then prooeed to adand he in us. Amen.

minister the communion to the people in order, kneeling, into their uncovered

hands. And when he delivereth the Then the Elder shall say the prayer of bread, he shall say: CONSECRATION as followeth:

The body of our Lord Jesus Christ, Almighty God, our heavenly Father, which was given for thee, preserve thy who of thy tender mercy didst give thine soul and body unto everlasting life. Take only Son Jesus Christ to suffer death and eat this in remembrance that Christ upon the cross for our redemption; who died for thee, and feed on him in thy made there, by his oblation of himself heart by faith with thanksgiving. once offered, a full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, oblation, and satisfaction for And the Minister that delivereth the cup the sins of the whole world; and did in

shall say: stitute, and in his holy Gospel command us to continue, a perpetual memory of

The blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, his precious death until his coming which was shed for thee, preserve thý again : hear us, 0 merciful Father, we soul and body unto everlasting life. most humbly beseech thee, and grant Drink this in remembrance that Christ's that we, receiving these thy creatures of blood was shed for thee, and be thankful. bread and wine, according to thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ's holy institu- before all have communed, the Elder may con

[If the consecrated bread or wine be all spent tion, in remembrance of his death and secrate more by repeating the Prayer of Conpassion, may be partakers of his most secration.] blessed body and blood; who, in the same night that he was

[When all have communed, the Minister betrayed, took bread ;(1) (1) Herethe Eld- shall return to the Lord's table, and place upon and when he had given plute of bread covering the same with a fair linen cloth.] thanks, he broke it, and in his hand. gave it to his disciples, saying, Take, eat; this is my body which | Then shall the Elder say the Lord's Prayer; is given for you; do this in remembrance

the people kneeling, and repeating after

him every petition. Likewise after supper (2) Here he may Our Father who art in heaven, halhe took (?) the cup; and

tuke the cup in lowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. when he had given his hand.

Thy will be done in earth, as it is in thanks, he gave it to them, saying, Drink heaven. Give us this day our daily ye all of this; for this is my blood of bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as the New Testament, which is shed for we forgive them that trespass against us; you, and for many, for the remission of and lead us not into temptation, but desins ; do this, as oft as ye shall drink it, liver us from evil; for thine is the kingin remembrance of me. Amen.

dom, and the power, and the glory, for

Amen. Then shall the Minister receive the communion in both kinds, and proceed to After which shall be said as followeth:deliver the same to the other Ministers, (if any be present;) after which he shall

O Lord, our heavenly Father, we thy say:

humble servants desire thy Fatherly

goodness mercifully to accept this our It is very meet, right, and our bounden sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving; duty, that we should 'at all times, and most humbly beseeching thee to grant, in all places, give thanks unto thee, O that, by the merits and death of thy Son Lord, holy Father, almighty, everlasting Jesus Christ, and through faith in his God.

blood, we and thy whole Church may Therefore with angels and archangels, obtain remission of our sins, and all other and with all the company of heaven, we benefits of his passion. And here we laud and magnify, thy glorious name, offer and present unto thee, O Lord, ourevermore praising thee, and saying, Holy, selves, our souls and bodies, to be a holy, holy Lord God of hosts, heaven reasonable, holy, and lively sacrifice unto and earth are full of thy glory. Glory thee; humbly beseeching thee that all be to thee, O Lord most high. Amen. we who are partakers of this holy com

of me.


munion may be filled with thy grace and have mercy upon us. Thou that takest
heavenly benediction. And although away the sins of the world, receive our
we be unworthy, through our manifold prayer. Thou that sittest at the right
sins, to offer unto thee any sacrifice, yet hand of God the Father, have mercy
we beseech thee to accept this our bound- upon us. For thou only art holy; thou
en duty and service; not weighing only art the Lord; thou only, o Christ,
our merits, but pardoning our offenses, with the Holy Ghost, art most high in
through Jesus Christ our Lord; by the glory of God the Father. Amen.
whom, and with whom, in the unity of
the Holy Ghost, all honor and glory be Then the Elder, if he see it expedient, may
unto thee, O Father Almighty, world

put up an extemporary prayer; and without end. Amen.

afterward shall let the people depart

with this blessing :Then shall be said or sung:

May the peace of God, which passeth Glory be to God c. high, and on earth all understanding, keep your hearts and. peace, good-will toward men. We praise minds in the knowledge and love of God, thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, glorify thee, we give thanks unto thee and the blessing of God Almighty, the for thy great glory, O Lord God, heaven- Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be ly King, God the Father Almighty. among you, and remain with you always.

O Lord, the only begotten Son Jesus
Christ; O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son
of the Father, that takest away the sins may omit any part of the service, except the

N. B. If the Elder be straitened for time, he of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou Invitation, the Confession, and the Prayer of that takest away the sins of the world, Consecration.


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