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The noble army of Martyrs praise Thee: The Holy Church throughout all the world doth acknowledge Thee,
The Father of an infinite Majesty; Thine honourable, true, and only Son :
Also the Holy Ghost the Comforter.
Thou art the King of Glory, O Christ:
Thou art the everlasting Son of the Father. When Thou tookest upon Thee to deliver man : Thou didst not abhor the Virgin's womb.
When Thou hadst overcome the sharpness of
Thou didst open the Kingdom of Heaven to all believers.
Thou sittest at the right hand of God, in the glory of the Father:
We believe that Thou shalt come to be our Judge;
Make them to be numbered with Thy Saints:
O Lord, save Thy people, and bless Thy heritage:
Day by day we magnify Thee :
And we worship Thy name, ever world without
Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us this day without
O Lord, have mercy upon us, have mercy upon us! O Lord, let Thy mercy lighten upon us :
As our trust is in Thee.
O Lord, in Thee have I trusted:
Let me never be confounded.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son:
And to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever
World without end. Amen.
(The following is an appropriate form.)
THE peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of His Son Jesus Christ, our Lord; and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst you, and remain with you always.
[Note. The CREED in the above Office is set forth in the form used in the Churches in the West. The Churches in the East use the CREED in the form in which it was left
by the Council of Constantinople. It does not follow that these two great divisions in the Christian Church are irreconcilably opposed on the doctrine involved in that clause, which the Western Churches affirm, and which the Eastern Churches abstain from affirming; and until a competent authority shall pronounce thereon, it seems unreasonable that either form should be universally imposed.
ON THE AFTERNOON OF THE LORD'S-DAY
TO THOSE WHO WERE NOT PRESENT
AT THE CONSECRATION.
The Priest shall uncover the holy vessels upon the altar, and shall address those present as follows.
EARLY beloved in the Lord,
Ye see before you the bread which hath been broken, and the cup which hath been blessed, in the Church of God, and which, as the Apostle saith, are the Communion of the Body and of the Blood of Christ. And Almighty God, who is full of tenderness towards the necessities of His creatures, hath ordained this holy Service, that you, who were hindered from approaching to His holy Table in the morning, but
who were present in your desires, and in the unity of the Holy Ghost, as sheep of the fold of Jesus Christ, and faithful members of this flock, may now be blessed in partaking of this heavenly feast, and means of grace.
Remember, I beseech you, the holy act which hath been wrought in the service of this day. These creatures of bread and wine, brought up by His Congregation, have been accepted of God; and through the operation of the Holy Ghost, by the Word of God and by prayer, have been made unto His Church the flesh and blood of Jesus Christ. And, being thus sanctified, they have been presented before God, in memorial of that One Sacrifice upon the Cross once offered by Jesus Christ, full, perfect, and sufficient; for the sake whereof the mercy of God hath been besought on behalf of all God's Church and people, for you, and for all men, even the remission of all our sins, and everlasting life.
Of this Bread and this Cup your brethren have partaken, feeding on that Flesh, and drinking that Blood; And now, in the Name of God, and of our Lord Jesus Christ, and as one with them in the Communion of the Holy Ghost, I invite you also to draw near and partake thereof.
And as it becomes us at all times to confess