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live!y Word, and rightly and duly hath given his Son our Saviour administer thy holy Sacraments. Jesus Christ, not only to die for And to all thy people give thy us, but also to be our spiritual heavenly grace; and especially to food and sustenance in that holy this congregation here present; Sacrament. Wbich being so di that with meek heart, and due vine and comfortable a thing to reverence, they may hear, and them who receive it worthily, receive thy holy Word; truly and su dangerous to those who serving thee in holiness and righ- will presume to receive it un. teousness all the days of their life. worthily; my duty is to 'exhort And we most humbiy beseech you in the mean season, to consi thee, of lliy goodness, O Lord, to der the dignity of that holy Myste. comfort and succour all those tery, and the great peril of the unwho, in this transitory life, are in worthy receiving thereof; and so trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, to search and examine your own or any other adversity. And we consciences, (and that not lightly, also bless thy holy name, for all and after the manner of dissem. thy servants departed this life in blers with God; but so) that thy faith and fear;-beseeching may come holy and clean to such thee to give us grace so to follow a heavenly feast, in the marriagetheir good examples, that with garment required by God in holy them we may be partakers of thy Scripture; and be received as heavenly kingdom : Grant this, worthy partakers of that holy O Father, for Jesus Christ's sake, Table. our only Mediator and Advocate. The way and means thereto is, Amen.
First, to examine your lives and " When the Minister giveth warning for conversation by the rule of God's
the Celebration of the Holy Communion commandmenis; and wherein so. (which he shall always do upon the Sunday, or some Holy day, immediately ever ye shall perceive yourselves preceding ) he shall read this Errortu- to have offended, either by will, tion following ; or so much thereof as, word, or deed, there to bewail in his discretion, he may think conve. nient.
your own sinfulness, and to con DEARLY beloved, on -day fess yourselves to Almighty God,
next, I purpose, through God's with full purpose of amendment assistance, to administer to all of life. And if ye shall perceive such as shall be religiously and your offences to be such as are devoutly disposed, the inost com- not only against God, but also fortable Sacrament of the Body against your neighbours ; and Blood of Christ; to be by shall reconcile yourselves unto thein received, in remembrance tbem; being ready to make restiof his meritorious Cross and Pas- tution and satisfaction, according sion, whereby alone we obtain to the uttermost of your powers, remission of our sins, and are for all injuries and wrongs done made partakers of the kingdom of by you to any other; and being Heaven. Wherefore it is our du- likewise ready to forgive others ty to render most humble and who have offended you, as ye hearty thanks to Almighty God, would have forgiveness of your our heavenly Father, for that lie offences at God's hand: For other
wise the receiving of the Holy a case would not be moved? Who Communion doth nothing else would not think a great injury but increase your condemnnation. and wrong done unto him? Therefore if any of you be a Wherefore, most dearly beloved blasphemer of God, an hinderer in Christ, take ye good heed, lest or slanderer of his Word, an ye, withdrawing yourselves from adulterer, or be in malice or envy,!this holy Supper, provoke God's or in any other grievous crime ; indignation against you. It is an repent ye of your sins, or else easy matter for a man to say, I come not to that holy Table. will not communicate, because
And because it is requisite that I am otherwise bindered with no man should come to the Holy worldly business. But such es. Communion, but with a full trust |cuses are not so easily accepted, in God's mercy, and with a quiet and allowed before God. If any conscience; therefore, if there be man say, I am a grievous sinner, any of you, who by this means and therefore am afraid to come ; cannot quiet bis own conscience wherefore then do ye not repent herein, but requireth further com-jand amend? When God calleth fort or counsel, let him come to you, are ye not ashamed to say, me, or to some other Minister of ye will not come? When ye God's word, and open his grief; should return to God, will ye exthat he may receive such Godly cuse yourselves, and say, ye are counsel and advice, as may tend not ready? Consider earnestly to the quieting of his conscience, with yourselves, how little such and the removing of all scruple feigned excuses will avail before and doubtfulness.
God. They who refused the ! Or, in case he shall see the People neg- feast in the Gospel, because they
ligent to come to the Holy Communion had bought a farm, or would try instearl of the former, he shall use this
their yokes of oxen, or because DEARLY beloved brethren, on they were married, were not so
I intend, by God's excused, but counted unworthy of grace, to celebrate the Lord's the heavenly feast. Wherefore, Supper; unto which, in God's according to mine office, I bid behalf, i bid you all who are here you in the name of God, I call present; and beseech you for the you in Christ's behalf, I exhort you, Lord Jesus Christ's sake, that ye as ye love your own salvation. will not refuse to come thereto, that ye will be partakers of this being so lovingly called and bid- Holy Communion. And as the den by God himself. Ye know Son of God did vouchsafe to how grievous and unkind a thing yield up his soul by death upon it is when a man bath prepared the cross, for your salvation; so a rich feast, decked his table with it is your duty to receive the all kinds of provision, so that Communion in remembrance of there lacketh nothing but the the sacrifice of his death, as he guests to sit down; and yet they himself has commanded : Which who are called (without any if ye shall neglect to do, consider cause) most unthankfully refuse with yourselves. how great is your to come. Which of you in such 'ingratitude to God, and how soro
punishment bangeth over your ness and the shadow of death heads for the same, when ye wil that he might make us the chil. fully abstain from the Lord's Ta- dren of God, and exalt us to ever ble, and separate from your breth-lasting life. And to the end that ren who coine to feed on the ban- we should always remember the quet of that most heavenly food. exceeding great love of our Mas These things if ye earnestly con- ter and only Saviour Jesus Christ sider, ye will by God's grace, re. thus dying for us, and the innu turn to a better mind; for the ob- merable benefits which by his pre taining whereof. we shall not cious blood-shedding he hath ob cease to make our humble peti- tained for us, he hath instituteu tions unto Almighty God, our and ordained holy Mysteries, as heavenly Father.
pledges of his love, and for a con At the time of th: Celebration of the linual remembrance of his death, Communion, the Priest shall say this to our great and endless comfort. E.chortation.
To him therefore, with the Fa. DEARLY beloved in the Lord, ther, and the Holy Ghost, let us
ye who mind to come to the give (as we are most bounden) Holy Communion of the Body continual thanks: submitting our. and Blood of our Saviour Christ, selves wholly to his holy will and must consider how St. Paul ex- pleasure, and studying to servo horteth all persons diligently to bim in true holiness and righteous try and examine themselves, be- ness, all the days of our life. Amen fore they presume to eat of that " Then shall the Priest say to those who Bread, and drink of that Cup. For
come to receive the Holy Communion, as the benefit is great, if with a YE who do truly and earnestly true penitent heart and lively faith
repent you of your sins, and we receive that holy Sacrament; are in love and charity with your so is the dangergreat. if we receive neighbours, and intend to lead a the same uuworthily. Judge new life, following the commandtherefore yourselves, brethren,ments of God, and walking from that ye be not judged of the Lord; henceforth in his holy ways; draw repent ye truly for your sins past; near with faith, and take this holy have a lively and steadfast faith Sacrament to your comfort; and in Christ our Saviour; amend make your humb confession to your lives, and be in perfect cha- Almighty God, devoutly kneeling. rity with all men : so shall ye be " Then shall this general Confession be meet partakers of those holy Mys- made by the Priest and all those who
are minded to receive the Holy Commuteries. And above all things, ye nion, humbly kneeling. must give most humble and hearty ALMIGHTY God, Father of thanks to God the Father, the our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker Son, and the Holy Ghost, for the of all things, Judge of all men : redemption of the world by the we acknowledge and bewail our death and passion of our Saviour manifold sins and wickedness, Christ, both God and man; who which we from time to time most did humble himself, even to the grievously bave committed, by death upon the cross, for us mise. thought, word, and deed, against rable sinners, who lay in dark-/thy divine Majesty ; provoking
most justly thy wrath and indig-1 If any man sin, we have an nation against us. We do ear. Advocate with the Father, Jesus nestly repent, and are heartily Christ the righteous; and he is sorry for these our misdoings; the the propitiation for our sins. I remembrance of them is grievous John, ii. 1, 2. unto us; the burthen of them is After which the Priest shall proceeds intolerable. Have mercy upon
saying, us, have mercy upon us, most
Lift up your hearts. merciful Father; for thy Son our
Ansicer. We lift them up unto
the Lord. Lord Jesus Christ's sake, forgive 13 all that is past; and grant,
Priest. Let us give thanks unto
our Lord God. hat we may ever hereafter serve and please thee in newness of
Answer. It is meet and right life, to the honour and glory of
so to do.
Then shall! Priest ttern to the Lord's thy name, through Jesus Christ
Tubli, and say, our Lord. Amer.
IT is very meet, right, and our I Then shall the Priest the Bishop, if he bounden duty, that we should
be present) stand up, and turning to the People, say,
at all times, and in all places, give ALMIGHTY God, our heaven. thanks unto thee, O Lord, [*Holy
ly Father, who of bis great Father,] Almighty everlasting mercy hath promised forgiveness God. of sins to all those who with hearty)" according to the time, if there l any
1 llere shall follow the proper Preface, repentance and true faith turn
specially appointed ; or else immediunto him. have mercy upon you ; ately shall be said or sung by the Pries: pardon and deliver you from all
and Pcopie, your sins; confirm and strengthen THEREFORE with Angels and
Archangels and with all the you in all goodness ; and bring! you to everlasting life, through company of heaven, we laud and Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. magnify thy glorious name; ever 1 Then shall the Priest say,
more praising thee, and saying: Hear what comfortable words Holy, boly, holy, Lord God of our Saviour Christ saith unto all Hosts, beaven and earth are full who truly turn to him.
of thy glory : Glory be to thee, COME unto me,
O Lord Most High. Amen. vel and are heavy laden, and I will refresh you. Sl. Matt. xi. 28. | PROPER PREFACES.
So God loved the world, that " Upon Christmas Day, and seven Days he gave his only begotten Son, to
after. the end that all that believe in him BECAUSE thou didst give je should not perish, but have ever- sus Christ, ibine only Son, to lasting life. St. John, iji. 16. be born as at this time for us;
Hear also what St. Paul saith. who, by the operation of the Holy
This is a true saying, and wor.Ghost, was made very man, of the thy of all men to be received, that substance of the Virgin Mary his Christ Jesus camc into the world Mother; and that without spot of to save sinners. 1. Tim. i. 15. sin, to make us clean from all sin : Hear also what St. John saith. Therefore with Angels. &c.
• These words (Holy Father) must be omitted on Tronity Surday.
1 Upon Luster Day, and seoen Daye three persons in one substance after.
For that which we believe of the BUT chiefly are we bound to praise thee for the glorious believe of the Son, and of the
glory of the Father, the same we resurrection of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord: For he is the Holy Ghost, without any differ. very Paschal Lamb, which was with Angels, &c.
ence or inequality Therefore offered for us, and hath taken
T Or else this may be said, the words away the sin of the world; who by his death hath destroyed death, introductory Address.
(Holy Father) being retained in the and, by his rising to life again, FOR the
precious death and hath restored to us everlasting merits of thy Son Jesus Christ life: Therefore with Angels, &c. our Lord, and for the sending to * Upon Ascension Day, and seven Days us of the Holy Ghost the Com. after.
forter; who are one with thee in THROUGH thy most dearly thy eternal Godhead: Therefore
beloved Son Jesus Christ our with Angels, &c. Lord; who, after his most glori- « Then skall the Priest, kneeling down Owo resurrection, manifestly ap- at the Lord's Table, say, in the name of peared to all his apostles, and in
all those who shall receive the Com. their sight ascended up into hea- niunion, this prayer following: ven, to prepare a place for us; that We do not presume
to come to where he is, thither we might also this thy Table, O merciful ascend, and reign with him in Lord, trusting in our own righteglory : Therefore with Angels,&c. ousness, but in thy manifold and "Upon Whitsunday, and six Days after. great mercies. We are not wor
thy so much as to gather up the THROUGH Jesus Christ our
But Lord; according to whose crumbs under thy Table. most true promise, the Holy
thou art the same Lord, whose Ghost came down as at this time property is always to have mer. from heaven, with a sudden great cy: Grant us therefore, gracious sound, as it had been a mighty Lord, so to eat the flesh of thy wind, in the likeness of fiery drink his blood, that our sinful
denr Son Jesus Christ, and to tongues, lighting upon the Apos
bodies tles to teach them, and to lead
be made clean by his them to all truth ; giving them body, and cur souls washed both the gift of divers languages, through his most precious bloud, and also boldness with fervent and that we may evermore dwell zeal, constantly to preach the in him, and he in us. Amen, gospel unto all nations; whereby." Table, hath so ordered the Bread and
When the Priest, standing before the we have been brought out of Wine, that he may with the more readarkness and error, into the clear diness and decorocy break the Bread light and true knowledge of thee, before the People, and take the Cup
into his hands; he shall say the Pray. and of thy Son Jesus Christ :
er of Consecration, as followeth : Thercfure with Angels, &c. * Upon the Feast of Trinity oniy, may ALL glory be to thee, Almighbe said,
ty God, our heavenly Father, WHO art one God, one Lord ; for that thou, of thy tendor mer
out one only person, but'cy, didst give thine only Sun Je.