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his precious blood-shedding he hath TOME unto me, all ye that travel and obtained for us, he hath instituted and are heavy laden, and I will refresh ordained holy Mysteries, as pledges you St Aluft xi. 28. of his love, and for a continual remem

So God loved the world, that he gave brance of his death, to our great and his only begotten Son, to the end that all endless comfort To him, iherefore, that believe him should not perish, with the Father, and the Holy Ghost, let but have everlasting life St. John i 16. us give (as we are most bounden) con- Hear also what . Paul saith tinual thanks; submitting ourselves This is a true saying, and worthy of wholly to his holy will and pleasure, and all men to be recerved, that Christ Jesus sludying to serve him in true holiness came into the world to save sinners 1 and righteousness, all the days of our T'in i 15 life. Amer.

Hear also what St. John saith.

If any ma). sin, we have an Advocate Then shull the Bishop say to those who

with the Father, Jesus Christ the right. come to receire the Communion,

cous; and he is the propitiation for our TE who do truly and earnestly repent Y


1 John ii 1, 2 you of your sins, and are in love and charity with your neighbours, and 1 After which the Bishop shall proceed, intend to lead a new life. following the

saying, commandments of God, and walking Lift up your hearts from henceforth in his holy ways, draw

Anster We lift them up unto the near with faith, and take this holy Sa

Lord crament to your comfort; and make Bishop. Let us give thanks unto our your humble confession to Almighty

Lord God. Cod, devoutly kneeling.

Ansuer It is meet and right so tu do I Then shall this general Confession be Then shall the Bishop turn to the Lord's made by the Bishop and all those toho

Table, and sny. are minded to receire the Holy Communion, humbly kneeling

It .

den duty. that we should at all times, LMIGHTY God, Father of our Lord and in all places, give thanks unto thee,

O Lord, [(1) Huly Father.) Almighty, Judge of all men we acknowledge and everlasting God bewail our manifold sins and wickedness,

Here shall follow the proper Preface, which we from time to time most kriev.

arcording to the time, if there be uny cusly have committed, by thought, word, and deed. against thy divine Ma. specially appointed or else immediate

ly shall be said or sung by the Bishop jesty; provoking most justly thy wrath and inlignation against

We do

and Peuple. carnestly repent, and are heartily sorry

THEREFORE with Angels and Arch. for these our misoloings; the remem

angels, and with all the company brance of them is grievous unto us: the

of heaven. we land and magnity thy glo. burthen of them is intolerable Have rious name; evermore praising thee. And merry upon us, have mercy upon us,

saving, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of most merciful Father ; for thy Son our

Hosts. heaven and earth are full of thy Lord Jesus Christ's sake, forgive us all

glory: Glory Le to thee, O Lord Most that is past; and grant, that we may ever

High Amen hereafter serve and please thee in newness of life. to the honour and glory of thy

T PROPER PREFACES. name, through Jesus Christ our Lord Amen.

Upon Christmas Day, and seren Days 1 Then shall the Bishop stand up, and turning to the People, say,

Christ, thine only Son, to be born A А LMIGHTY God, our heavenly Fa- as at this time for us : who, by the ope.

ther, who of his great mercy hath ration of the Holy Ghost, was madr very promised forgiveness of sins to all those man, of the substance of the Virgin Ma. who with hearty repentance and true ry his Mother; and that without spot cl faith turn unto him, bave mercy upon sin, to make it clean from all sin : you ; pardon and deliver you from all Therefore with Angels, &c your sins; confirm and strengthen you in all goodness; and bring you to ever

Il pon Easter Duy, and seven Dayt

after lasting life, through Jesus Christ our

UT chiefly are we bound to praise Lord Amen

Then shall the Bishop say, thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord For the Hear what comfortable words our Sa. is the very Paschal Lamb, which was viour Christ saith unto all who truly turn offered for lis, and hath taken away the to him.

sin of the world, who by his death bath (1) These word (Holy Father) must le omitted on Trinity Sundny.


"; Bread.

destroyed death, and, by his rising to When the Bishop, standing before the life again, hath restored to us everlast- Table, hath so ordered the Bread and ing life Therefore with Angels, &c. Hine, that he may with the more rendi. l'pon Ascension Day, and seren Days ness and decency break the Bread be. after

fore the People, and take the Cup into

his hands, he shall say the Prayer of TH THROUGH thy most dearly beloved

Consecration, as followeth: Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who, after his most glorious resurrection, A Lory be to thee, Almighty God, manifestly appeared to all his Apostles,

our heavenly Father, for that thou, end in their sight ascended up into hea

of thy tender mercy, didst give thine on. ven, to prepare a place for us that

ly Son Jesus Christ to sufier death upon where he is, thither we might also as

the cross for our redemption; who made cenil, and reign with him in glory:

there (by his one oblation of himsel! Therefore with Angels, &c

once offeied) a full, perfect, and suffi.

cient sacrifice, oblation, and satisfaction, T'pon Whitsunday, and sia Days after.

for the sins of the whole world; and did T

institute, and in his holy gospel com. according to whose most true pro. mand us to continue a perpetual memo. mise, the foly Ghost caine down as at

ry of that his precious death and sacri. this time from heaven, with a sudden

fice unti, his coming again : For in the great sound, as it had been a mighty night in which he wind, in the likeness of hery tongues, was betrayed (n) (a) Here the Bishop lighting upon the Apeslles, lo each he took bread; tu take the Paten into them, and to lead them to all truth; aud when he bad his hands giving them both the gift of divers lan given thanks, (b) (b) And here to guages, and also boldness with fervent he brake it, and break the Bread. zeal. constantly to preach the gospel mio gave it to his disall nations; whereby we have been iples, saying brought out of darkness and error, into Tare, eat, (c) this (c) And here to lar the clear light and true knowledge of is my Body, which his hands upon all the thee, and o thy Son Jesus Christ :

is given for you Therefore with Angels. &c.

Do this in rememUpon the Feast of Trinity only, may be

brance of

me. said.

Liliewise, alter THO art one God, one Lord, not supper. (d) he took (d) Here he is to take .

the cup; and when the Cup into kis hands


For that which sons in one substance

bad given we believe of the glory of the Father, the

thanks, he gave same we lelieve of the Sun, and of the it to them, say. Holy Ghost, without any difference or ing. Drink ye áll inequality Therefore with Angels, &c.

of this, for (c) this (e) And here he is to

is my Blwi, of lay his hands upon etTor else this may be said, the words (Ho- the New Testa. ery Vessel, in which ly Father) heing retained in the intro

ment, which is there is any Wine to ductory Address

shed for you, and he consecrated F

DR the precious death and merits of
thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, and

for many, for the

remission of sins Do this as oft as ye for the seriding to us of the Holy Ghost

shall drink it, in remembrance of me. the Comforter ; whe are one with thee in thv eternal Godhend : Therefore with

O Lord and

The Oblation. Angels, &c

Then shall the Bishop, kneeling down heavenly Father, according to the insti. ut the Lord's Table, say, in the name tution of thy dearly beloved Son our Saof all those who shall receive the Com- viour Jesus Christ, we, thy buinble ser munion, this Pruyer following: vants, do celebrate and make bere before TE do not presume to come to this thy divine Majesty, with these thy holy

hy Table, merciful Lord. Irust gifts, which we now offer unto thee, the ing in our own righteousness, but in thy memorial thy Son hath commanded us manifold and great mercies.

We are

to make; having in remembrance his not worthy so much as to gather up the blessed passion and precious death, his crumbs under thy Table But thou art mighty resurrection and glorious ascen the same Lord, whose property is always sion rendering unto thee most hearty to have mercy: Grant is therefore, gra- thanks for the innumerable benefits pro cious Lord, so to eat the Aesh of thy dear cured unto us by the same And we most Son Jesus Christ, and to drink his blood, humbly be seech thee.

The Invocation. that our sinful bodies may be made clean O merciful Father, to by his body, and our souls washed hear us; and, of thy Almighty gool. through his most precious blood, and ness, vouchsafe to bless and sanctify, that we inay evermore dwell in luni, and with thy Word and Holy Spirit, these he in us. Amen.

thy gifts and creatures of bread and


rifice of

wine ; that we, receiving them accord. When all have communicated, the Bish. ing to thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ's op shall return to the Lord's Table, holy institution, in remembrance of his and rererently place upon it that reDeath and Passion, may be part abers of maineth of the consecrated Elements, bis most blessed Body and Blood. And covering the same with a fair linen we earnestly desire thy fatherly good. Coth. ness, mercifully to accept this our sac- Then shall the Bishop say the Lord's

Prayer, the People repeating after hin ching, thee lo grant, that every petition by the merits and death of thy Son Je.

UR Father, who art in Heaven, Hal. sus Christ, and through faith in his blood, we, and all thy whole Church, may

lowed be thy Name; Thy Kingdom obtam remission of our sins, and all oth

come ; Thy Will be done on Earth, as it er benefits of his passion. And here we

is in Heaven; Give us this day our daily offer and preseni unto thee, O Lord,

bread; And forgive us cur trespasses, as ourselves, our souls, and bodies, to be a

we forgive those who trespass against

us; And lead us not into teniplation; reasonable, holy, and living sacrifice unto thee; hunbly beseeching thee, that

But deliver us from evil: For thine is

the Kingdom, and the Power, and the we, and all others who shall be parta kers of this Holy Communion, may

Glory, for ever and ever. Amen worthily receive the most precious Body

After which shall be said as follopek: and Blood of thy Son Jesus Christ, be Alled with thy grace and heavenly bene ALMOC Herrian dheverliving God, we


thou dost vouchsafe to feed us, who have that he may dwell in them, and they in bim And although we are unworthy,

duly received these hoiy Mysteries, with through our manifold sins, to offer unto

the spiritual food of the most precious thee any sacrifice; yet we beseech thee

Body and Blood of ihy Son our Saviour to accept this our bounden duty and ser Jesus Christ; and dost assure us there. vice, not weighing our merits, but par

by of thy favour and goodness towards doning our offences; through Jesus

us; and that we are very members in Christ our Lord; by whom, and with

corporate in the mystical body of thy whom, in the unity of the Holy Ghost,

Son, which is the blessed company of all all honour and glory be unto thee, O

faithful people ; and are also heirs Father Almighty, world without end. through hope of thy everlasting kingdom, 1men.

by the merits of the most precious death I Here shall be sung a Hymn, or Part

and passion of thy dear Sun And we

most h'ımbly beseech thee. O heavenly of a Hymn. from the Selection for the Feasts and Fasts, goc.

Father, so to assist us with thy grace,

that we may continue in that holy fel. Then shall the Bishop first receive the Communion in hoth kinds himself, and

lowship, and do all such good works as

thou hast prepared for us to walk in, proceed to deliver the same to the Bish

through Jesus Christ our Lord; to ops, Priests, and Deacons, in like

whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be munner, and, after that, to the People all honour and glory, world without end. also in order, into their hands, all de.

Annen rvutly kneeling: and when he delivereth the Bread, he shall say,

Then shall be said or sung, all stand

ing, Gloria in excelsis, or some proper THE Body of our Lord Jesus Christ, which was given for thee, preserve

Hymn from the Selection. thy body and soul unto everlasting life: LORY be to God on high, and in Take and eat this in remembrance that Christ died for thee, and feed on him in

We praise thee, we bless thee, we wor. thy heart by faith, with thanksgiving ship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks And the Bishop, delivering the cup,

to thee for thy great glory, O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty

O Lord, the only begotten Son Jesus which was shed for thee, preserve of ,

Christ; O Lord 'God, Lamb of God,

Son of the Father, who takest away the thy body and soul unto everlasting life : sins of the world, have mercy upon us : Drink this in remembrance that Christ's blood was shed for thee, and be thankful.

Thou who takest away the sins of the

world, have mercy upon us. Thou who 1 If the consecrated Bread and Wine be takest away the sins of the world, receive spent before all have communicated, the Bishop is to consecrate more, ac

our prayer: Thou who siltest at the

right hand of God the Father, have mer. cording to the Form before prescribed ,

cy upon us. beginning at....All glory be to thee, For thou only art holy; thou only art Almighty God....and ending with these words... Partakers of bis most blessed

the Lord; thou only, o Christ, with the

Holy Ghosi, art most High in the glory Body and Blood.

of God the Father Amen.

shall say,

I Then the Bishop shall let them depart Ghost, be amongst you, and remain with with this blessing

you always. Amen. TH THE peace of God, which passeth all If any of the consecrated Bread and

understanding. Keep your hearts W'ine remain after the Communion, it and minds in the knowledge and love of shall not be carried out of the Church, God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our but the Bishop and other communicants Lord: And the blessing of God Almigh. shull, immediately after the Blessing, wy, the Father, the Son, and the Holy reverently eat and drink the same.

Here endeth the Order for the Administration of the Holy Communion.

THE FORM OF Consecration of a Church or Chapel, According to the Order of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of

America, as established by the Bishops, the Clergy, and Laity of said Church, in General Convention, in the month of September, A. D. 1799.

T The Bishop is to be received at the entrance of the Church or Chapel by the Church. wardens and V'estrymen, or some other Persons appointed for that purpose. The Biskop and the Cergy who are present, go up aisle of the Church or Chapel, to the Communion Table, repeating the 24th Psalm alternately, the Bishop one verse, and the Clergy another. Psalın xxiv.

pel, moved either by the express com

mand of God, or by the secret inspiration THE earth is the Lord's and all that

of the blessed Spirit, and acting agreeaworld, and they that dwell therein.

bly to their own reason and sense of the 2 For he hath founded it upon the seas,

natural decency of things, have erected and prepared it upon the floods.

houses for the public worship of God, 3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the and separated them from all unhallowed, Lord, or who shall rise up in his holy

worldly, and common uses, in order place?

fill men's minds with greater reverence 4 Even he that hath clean hands and a for his glorious Majesty, and affect their pure heart; and that hath not lift up his

hearts with more devotion and humility mind unto vanity, nor sworn to deceive

in his service; which pious works have his neighbour.

been approved of and graciously accepted 5 He shall receive the blessing from by our heavenly Father: Let us not the Lord, and righteousness from the

doubt but that he will also favourably God of bis salvation.

approve our godly purpose of setting 6 This is the generation of them that apart this place in solemn manner, for seek him ; even of them that seek thy the performance of the several offices of face, O Jacob.

religious worship, and let us faithfully 7 Lift up your heads, Oye gates; and

and devoutly beg his blessing on this te ye lift up, ye everlasting doors : and

our undertaking the King of Glory shall come in.

Then the Bishop knecling, shall say the 8 Who is the King of Glory ? it is the

following Prayer. Lord strong and mighty, even the Lord mighty in battie.

O 9 Lift up your heads, Oye gates; and

and of majesty incomprehensible,

whom the heaven of heavens cannot conbe ye lift up, ye everlasting doors : and the King of Glory shall come in.

tain, much less the walls of temples 10 Who is the king of Glory ? even

made with hands; and who yet hast the Lord of hosts, he is the king of been graciously pleased to promise thy Glory.

especial presence, wherever two or three

of thy faithful servants shall assemble in The Bishop shall go within the rails,

thy name to offer up their praises and toith such of the Clergy us can be there accommodated. The Bishop, sitting in


to be present with us, who are his chair, shall have the instruments of

here gathered together, with all humility donation and endowment, i there be

and readiness of heart, to consecrate this any presented to him, and then stand.

place to the honour of thy great name; ing up, and turning to the Congrega separating it henceforth from all unhal. tion, shall say,

lowed, ordinary and common uses, and DEA

EARLY beloved in the Lord; for- dedicating it to thy service, for reading

asmuch as devout and holy men, thy holy word, for celebrating thy holy ut well under the law as under the gos. sacraments, for offering to thy glorious


shall say,

Majesty the sacrifices of prayer and service, and vouchsafe to give whateve thanksgiving, for blessing thy people in in thy infinite wisdom thou shalt see to thy name, and for the performance of all be most expedient for them ali which other holy offices: accept, Lord, this we beg for Jesus Christ's sake our most service at our nands, and bless it with blessed Lord and Saviour Amen such success us nay tend most to thy

1 Then the Bishop silting in his chatr, glory, and the fi therance of our happi

the sentence of Consecration is to te ness both temporal and spiritual, through

read by some person uppointed by him, Jesus Christ our blessed Lord and SN

and then laid by kim upon the Con.928viour Amen

nion Tableafter which the bislag 1 After this the Bishop shall stand up, and turning his fuce towards the Con- BLESSED be the name, Lord, that

the hearts of thy servants, to apprpriate

and devote this house to thy honour and of thy servants. and grant that who. soever shall be dedicated to thee in this worship, and grant that all who shall house by Baptism, may be sanctified by enjoy the benefit of this pious work, may the Holy Ghost, delivered from thy wrath

show forth their thankfulness, by making and eternal leath, and received as a liv. a right use of it, to the glory of thy ing member of Christ's Church, and

blessed name. through Jesus Christ our may ever remain in the number of thy


Anien. faithful children Anen

After this the Minister appointed is ! Grant, O Lord, that they who at this

read the service for the day place shall in their own persons renew PROPER PSALMS, 44 122.. 132. the promises and vows which they made,

FIRST LESSON I Kings th, verse or which were made for them by their

22 to verse 63 sureties at their Baptism, and thereupon SECOND LESSON Heb 10th, verso shall be confirmed by the Bishop, may

19 to verse 27 recrive such a measure of thy Holy Spirit, that they may be enabled faithful. Morning Prayer being ended, there ly to fulfil the saine, and grow in grace

shall be sung from the Book of Psalms unto their lives' end Amen.

in metre, Psal. Ixvi. rerse 6. 7. 8,

with the Gloria Patri Grant, O Lord, that whosoever shall receive in this place the blessed sacra

The Bishup shall then proceed to the ment of the body and blood of Christ, Communion Serrice The following may come to that holy ordinance with

shul be the Collect, Epistle, and Gus faith, charity, and true relentance; and pel. for the occasion being filled with th y grace and heavenly

The Collect benediction, may, w their great and end

MOST glorious Lord, we acknorr. less comfort, obtain remission of their

ledge that we are not worthy to of. sins, and all other benefits of his pas

fer unto thee any thing belonging unto sion. Amen

us; yet we beseech thee in thy great Grant, O Lord, that by thy holy word

goodness, graciously to accept the dedi. which shall be read and preached in this

cation of this place to thy service, and to place, and by thy Holy Spirit grafting it

prosper this our undertaking i receive inwardly in the heart, the hearers there

the prayers and intercessions of all those of may both perceive and know what

thy servants, who shall call upon thee in things they ought to do, and may have

this house, and give them grace to prepo:ver and strength to fulfil the same

pare their hearts to serve thee with reve. Amen

rence and godly fear; affect then with Grand, () Lorr, that whosoever shall be

an awful apprehension of thy Divine Ma. Joined together in this place in the holy

jesty, and a deep sense of their own un. estate of matrimony, may faithfully per. worthiness: that so approaching thy form and keep the vow and covenant be.

sanctuary with low liness and devotion, tween them made, and may remain in

and coming, before thee with clean perfect love together unto their lives'

thoughts and pure hearts, with bodies end. Amen

undefled, and minds sanctified, they may Grant, we beseech thee, blessed Lord,

always perform a service acceptable ta that whosoever shall draw near to thee

thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. in th' place, to give thee thanks for the

Amen. benefits which they have received at thy hands, to set forth thy most worthy

The Epistle. 2 Cor. vi. verse 14 to praise, t confess their sins unto thee,

verse 17. and to ask such things there are quisie BE yo not unequally

poked nogether the soul, may do it with such steadiness ship hath righteousness with unright. of faith, and with such seriousness, af. eousness? And what communion bath fection, and devotion of mind, that thou light with darkness? And what concord riayest accept their bounden duty and hath Christ with Belial ? Or what per

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