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in my blood; this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.
TAKE, and eat this in remembrance of Christ.
And when the Minister de
livereth the cup to the People, he shall say,
Then the Minister shall
break the Bread, and pour out the Wine ; after which he shall
the Prayer following:
DRINK this in remembrance of Christ.
ALMIGHTY God, our When all have received the heavenly Father, who of Communion, a Psalm or thy tender mercy didst Hymn may be sung; and give thine only Son Jesus this ended, the following Christ to suffer death upon
Prayers shall be said. the cross for our redemp- ; tion; who did institute, OUR Father who art and in his holy gospel com in heaven, Hallowed be mand us to continue a thy name. Thy kingdom memorial of that his pre
come. Thy will be done cious death; hear us, o on earth as it is in heaven. merciful Father, we most Give us this day our daily humbly beseech thee, and bread. And forgive us grant that we may receive
our trespasses, as we forthis bread and wine, ac give those who trespass cording to the holy insti- against us. And lead us tution, and in remem not into temptation, but brance of the death and deliver us from evil. For passion of thy Son our thine is the kingdom, and Saviour
Christ. the power, and the glory, Amen.
for ever and ever. Amen.
Then shall the Minister O LORD and heavenly first receive the Commu- Father, we thy humble nion in both kinds him servants earnestly desire self; and then proceed thy fatherly goodness, to deliver the same to the mercifully to accept this People. And when he our sacrifice of praise and delivereth the bread to thanksgiving; beseeching the People, he shall say, thee to grant, that by the
mediation of thy Son Je- We praise thee, we bless sus Christ, and through thee, we worship thee, we faith in him, we and thy glorify thee, give whole church may obtain
thanks to thee for the remission of our sins, and various manifestations of all other benefits of his thy great glory, O Lord passion. And here we of God, heavenly King, God fer and present unto thee, the Father Almighty. O Lord, ourselves, our We bless thee for sendsouls and bodies, to be a ing thy beloved Son into reasonable, holy, and live the world to save sinners; ly sacrifice unto thee; for exalting him unto thy humbly beseeching thee, right hand in heaven; for that all we who are partak- all the gifts and graces of ers of this holy commu thy holy Spirit; and for the nion, may be filled with thy hope of eternal life. grace and heavenly bene
For thou only art wise, diction. And although we and holy, and good; thou be unworthy, through our only art the Lord; thou manifold sins, to offer un only dost govern all things, to thee any sacrifice; yet both in heaven and earth. we beseech thee to accept Therefore, blessing, and this our bounden duty and honour, and glory, and service; not weighing our power, be unto thee who merits, but pardoning our sittest upon the throne, offences, according to and unto the Lamb for thine abundant mercies in ever and ever. Amen. Christ Jesus our Lord; through whom all honour THE
grace of our Lord and glory be unto thee, O Jesus Christ, and the love Father Almighty, world of God, and the fellowship without end. Amen. of the holy Ghost, be with
us all evermore. Amen. Then shall the following Anthem be said by the
THE peace of God, GLORY be to God on which passeth all underhigh, and on earth peace, standing, keep your hearts good will toward men. and minds in the know
ledge and love of God and ing of God Almighty be of his Son Jesus Christ among you, and remain our Lord; and the bless- with you always. Amen.
MEDITATIONS AND PRAYERS.
The following brief Meditations and Prayers may be
used as Guides to Private Devotion before and after Communion.
MEDITATION BEFORE COM- cency, O Lord, and so
will I compass thine altar.
PRAYER. ACCORDING to the exhortation of St Paul,
BEHOLD, gracious let me examine myself, Lord, I come to thy table, and so let me eat of that as one who is sick, to the bread, and drink of that great Physician. Let me cup:
worthily receive these eleDo I approach the table ments of bread and wine, of my Lord as his humble and fill me, O Lord, with disciple; seeking his spirit that spiritual food, the body and grace; relying on his and blood of Christ, of word; remembering his which these are the outgreat sufferings, and his ward signs; that so evil shameful death, and his affections may die in me, surpassing love for me and and all things belonging to for all men, for whose sal- the Spirit may live and vation he suffered and died? grow in me, and I be preDo I hate and renounce
served in body and soul, my sins ? Am I in charity and saved from the second with all my neighbours? death, and nourished unto Am I anxious to follow eternal life, through him my Saviour in loving and, who loved me and gave serving God?-I will himself for me, thy dear wash my hands in inno- Son Jesus Christ. Amen.
MEDITATION AFTER COM
Grant that it may never turn to my judgment and condemnation, but that it
may be, together with my NOW that I have com
other spiritual privileges, memorated my Master and health and recovery under Saviour accordicg to his
all weaknesses and infirown gracious invitation, let mities; safety and defence
meditate the against all the attacks of meaning of these words of my
enemies; Jesus, when he said Whoso vigour and strength to all eateth my flesh and drink my good purposes and reeth my blood, hath eternal solutions ; comfort and life, and I will raise him support under all the afflic
tions and calamities of life; up at the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed, assistance and direction and my blood is drink in under all difficulties and deed. He that eateth my doubts; courage and conflesh, and drinketh my
stancy under all dangers blood, dwelleth in me, and
and persecutions, in times I in him.
of sickness, and in the hour I trust that in this com
of death. And be thou, O memoration of my Lord, I God, my Father, alway have partaken of his own life, which is spiritual, sacred
don and peace in this life, and eternal. I trust that mercy and favour at the his doctrine and example day of judgment, and a are within me, and that never fading crown of neither things present nor
glory in thy heavenly kingthings to come, will dis dom. These things, for solve the divine fellowship myself and for others, I between him the blessed devoutly ask in the name of Master and me his humble Jesus Christ, thy blessed disciple.
Son our Lord. Amen.
AFTER THE SERVICE IS
Grant me par
AND to thee, O God, my Father, do I give thanks for this holy communion.
LORD, thou thy servant depart in
peace; for mine eyes have nourish' thou my soul to seen thy salvation. Let me eternal life, through Jesus always hunger and thirst Christ. Amen. after righteousness; and
THE COMMUNION OF THE SICK.
If any sick Person is desirous of receiving the Commu
nion at his house, he shall give notice to the Minister ; and all things necessary being prepared, the Minister shall there celebrate the Communion, beginning with the Collect, Epistle, and Gospel here following. THE COLLECT.
Heb. xii. 5. ALMIGHTY,everliving MY son, despise not God, maker of mankind, thou the chastening of the who dost correct those
Lord, nor faint when thou whom thou dost love, and art rebuked of him. For chastise every one whom whom the Lord loveth, he thou dost receive; we be- chasteneth, and scourgeth seech thee to have mercy
every son whom he receivupon this thy servant visit eth. ed with thine hand; and
THE GOSPEL. to grant that he may take his sickness patiently; and John, v. 24. to restore his bodily health, VERILY, verily, I say if it be thy gracious will; unto you, he who loveth and that whensoever his my word, and believeth on soul shall depart from the him who sent me, hath
evbody, it may be without erlasting life, and shall not spot presented unto thee, come into condemnation; through Jesus Christ our but is passed from death Lord. Amen.
unto life. After which the Minister shall proceed according to the form before prescribed for the Holy Communion, beginning at the words, Ye who do truly, &c.
END OF THE COMMUNION.