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he is the very Pafchal Lamb, which was offered for us, and hath taken away the fin of the world; who by his death hath deftroyed death, and by his rifing to life again hath reftored to us everlafting life. Therefore with Angels, &c.
Upon Afcenfion-day, and feven days after.
Hrough thy moft dearly beloved Son Jefus Chrift our Lord, who after his molt glorious Refurrection manifeitly appeared to all his Apoftles, and in their fight afcended up into Heaven to prepare a place for us; that where he is, thither we might alfo afcend, and reign with him in glory. Therefore with Angels, &c.
Upon Whitfunday, and fix days after.
Hrough Jefus Christ our Lord; according to whose moft true promife, the Holy Ghoft came down as at this time from heaven with a fudden great found, as it had been a mighty wind, in the likeness of fiery tongues, lighting upon the Apostles, to teach them, and to lead them to all truth, giving them both the gift of divers languages, and alfo boldness with fervent zeal, conftantly to preach the Gospel 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 Jefus Chrift. Therefore with Angels, &c.
refarreien from the dead, has begotten us unto a lively hope of everlasting life, Pet. i. 3.
3. Through the merits of thy well-beloved Son our Lord and Saviour Jefus Chrift, who, after his wonderful and glorious refurrection, frequentTy appeared to his holy Apoftles, and finally in their fight ascended to heaven, to the end that be might go and prepare a place for us, that where be is we might be aljo, John xiv. 3. Therefore, &c.
4. Through our Saviour Jefus Chrift, according to whofe promise the holy ghost came down (as at this time) upon the Apostles with a found from heaven, as of a rubing and mighty wind, Acts ii. z. and there ap peared unto them cloven tongues, like as of fire, ver. 3. in order to guide them into, and direct them in the paths of truth, beltowing upon them the gift of divers languages, in order that they might be enabled to preach the word with boldness, fervency and zeal unto all nations, agreeable to our Saviour's instructions unto them in Matt. xxviii. 19. by which means
Upon the Feast of Trinity only.
HO art one God, one Lord; not one only perfon, but three perfons in one fubftance. For that which we believe of the glory of the Father, the fame we believe of the Son, and of the Holy Ghoft, without any difference or inequality. Therefore with Angels, &c.
After each of which Prefaces, shall immediately be sung or faid. Herefore with Angels, and Archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious Name, evermore praifing thee, and faying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hofts, heaven and earth are full of thy glory. Glory be to thee, O Lord moit high. Amen. Then pall the Prieft, kneeling down at the Lord's Table, fay in the name of all them that hall receive the Communion, this Prayer following:
E do not prefume to come to this thy Table, O merciful Lord, trufting in our own righteouiness, but in thy manifold and great mercies. We are not worthy fo much as to gether up the crumbs under thy table. But thou art the fame Lord, whofe property is always to have mercy; Grant us therefore, gracious Lord, to to eat the Alefh of thy dear Son Jefus Chrift, and to drink his blood,
we have been conducted out of the darkness of ignorance, error, and fuperftition, into the perfect knowledge of thee, O God, and of thy Son Jefus ChriftTherefore, &c.
5. Who art one God, one true Jehovah, not only, according to the erroneous opinions of fome, one perfon, but three perfons in unity of effence; for we believe that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghot are the fame; and that there is no inequality or difference of dignity be
1. Let us therefore unite purfelyes with the Angels and Archangels, and with all the orders of bleffed fpirits in heaven, to praife and magnify thy holy name, faying with them, Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hofts, the whole earth is full of thy glory, faiah vi. 3. glory to God in the higheft, Luke ii. 14.
2. We do not prefume to approach this thy facred table; O moft merci ful Lord God, in dependance on our own merits and righteousness, but on thy great and abundant mercies, manifefted towards us thy finful creatures, we are utterly unworthy, to gather up the crumbs which fall from shy table: But thou art a God of innuite mercy; grant therefore that we
that our finful bodies may be made clean by his body, and our fouls washed through his moft precious blood, and that we may evermore dwell in him, and he in us. Amen.
When the Priest, ftanding before the Table, hath fo ordered the Bread and Wine, that be may with the more readiness and decency break the Bread be-; fore the People, and take the Cup into his hands, he fball fay the Prayer of Confecration, as followeth :
Father, who of
tender mercy didft give thine only Son Jefus Chrift to fuffer death upon the Crofs for our redemption, who made there (by his one oblation of himself once offered) a full, perfect, and fufficient facrifice, oblation; and fatisfaction for the fins of the whole world; and did inftitute, and in his holy Gofpel command. us to continue a perpetual memory of that his precious death until his coming again; Hear us, O merciful Father, we moft humbly befeech thee, and grant that we receiving these thy creatures of bread and wine, according to thy Son our Saviour Jefus Chrift's holy inftitution, in remembrance of his death and paffion, may be partakers of his moft bleffed body and blood: Who in the fame night that he was betrayed, (a) took bread, and when he had given thanks, (b) he brake it, and gave it to his difciples, faying, Take, eat, (c) this is my body which is given for you, do this in remembrance of me. Likewife
(a) Here the Prieft is to take the Paten into his Hands:
(c) And here to lay his Hand upon all the Bread:
may fo eat the flesh and drink the blood of thy Son Jefus Chrift, that we may be cleanfed and purified thereby, and made fit to dwell in him and be in us. Amen.
3. O Omnipotent Lord God, who through a tender concern for the eternal welfare of us thy fallen creatures, didft not fpare thine own Son, but didft deliver him up for us all, Rom. viii. 32.—who while he dwelt spon earth did ordain this facrament to commemorate his death, evon the ignominious death of the crofs, which he endured for our fakes; and has likewife commanded the obfervance of this inftitution, faying, do this in remembrance of mẹ, Luke xxii. 19. As oft as ye eat this bread and drink this cup, ye do fhew forth the Lord's death till he come. 1 Cor. xi. 26. Graciously hear our petitions, O Lord, we beseech thee, That having partaken of the bread and the wine, we may be
and grant made par
after fupper (d) he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, faying, Drink ye all of this, for this (e) is my Blood of the New Teitament, which is fhed for you and for many, for the remiffion of fins: Do this, as oft as ye fhall drink it, in remembrance of me Amen.
(d) Here he is to take the Cup into his Hand: (e) And here to lay his Hand upon every Veffel (be it Chalice or Flagon) in which there is any Wine to be confecrated.
Then fhall the Minifter first receive the Communion in both kinds himself, and
then proceed to deliver the fame to the Bishops, Priefts, and Deacons in like manner (if any be present) and after that to the People aljo in order, into their bands, all meekly kneeling. And when be delivereth the Bread to any one, he shall fay,
HE Body of our Lord Jefus Chrift, which was given for thee, preferve thy body and foul unto everlifting life. Take and eat this in remembrance that Chrift died for thee, and feed on him in thy heart by faith with thankf
And the Minifter that delivereth the Cup to any one, fall fay, HE Blood of our Lord Jefus Chrift, which was fhed for thee, preferve thy body and foul unto everlasting Drink this in remembrance that Chrift's Blood was fhed for thee, and be thankful.
takers of his most precious body and blood, which, in a fpiritual manner, are conveyed to us therein, and grant farther, O Lord; that fo often as we eat of this bread, and drink of this cup, we may do it in thankful remembrance of our bleffed Saviour's death and paffion.
1. May the body of our Lord and Saviour Jefus Chrift, which is reprefented by the bread which I now give unto thee, be a fpiritual préservative unto thee; and afford thee grace fufficient to enable thee to live with Atrictness of piety here, and attain for thee a kingdom of everlasting hap pinefs hereafter. Take therefore this holy bread, and eat it as a token of thy grateful remembrance, that Chrift died to fave thee, and that by faith thou dost gratefully feed on him in thy heart.
2. May the blood of our Lord Jefus Chrift, which is represented by this cup of wine, and which was thed for thy fake, be a fpiritual preferva tive unto thee, and influence thee to live in fuch a manner, as that, through the mercy of God, thou mayeft attain to everlasting life and hapa pinefs. Do thou therefore drink it, as a token of thy grateful remem brance of the death of Chrift.
If the Confecrated Bread or Wine be all spent before all have communicated; the Prieft is to confecrate more according to the Form before prefcribed: beginning at [Our Saviour Chrift in the fame night, &c.] for the blefing of the bread; and at [Likewife after Supper, &.] for the blessing of the Cup.
When all have communicated, the Minifter all return to the Lord's Table, and reverently place upon it what remaineth of the confecrated Elements, covering the jame with a fair linen cloth.
Then shall the Priest fay the Lord's Prayer, the People repeating after him every Petitions
UR Father which art in heaven; Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trefpaffes, as we forgive them that trefpafs against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
After foull be faid as followerh.
2. Lord and heavenly Father, we thy humble fervants entirely defire thy Fatherly goodness, mercifully to accept this our facrifice of praife and thankfgiving moft humbly befeeching thee to grant, that by the merits and death of thy Son Jefus Chrift, and through faith in his blood, we and all thy whole Church may obtain remiffion of our fins, and all other benefits of his paffion. And here
i. See paraphrafe on the Lord's Prayer, Pages 8 and 9.
2. O King of Kings, and Lord of Lords, who art the father of all things, who dwellett in the highest heavens, condefcend we beseech thee, to hear our prayers, and to grant our reasonable requests: We beg, that through thy fatherly goodnets, thou wouldet mercifully receive this our facrifice of praife and gratitude, most humbly intreating thee to grant, that through the meritorious fufferings and death of our Lord and Savi our fus Chrift, and through faith in his bloed, Rom. iii. 25. both we, and all our brethren, thy faithful fervants, may obtain the pardon of our fins, and every fpiritual coinfort procured to us thereby. And here, O Lord, we humbly offer unto thee both our fouls and becies a living facris fire, boly and acceptable unto God, which is our reasonable fervice, Rom xil. 1. in the most humble manner, praying that all we who at this time partake of his Holy communion may be filled with grace, and be bloed with all fpiritual beings, Eph. i. 3-and notwithdanding the number.efs