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for they shall see God. Blessed and persecute you, and shall say are the peace-makers: for they all manner of evil against you shall be called the children of falsely for my sake. Rejoice, God. Blessed are they which and be exceeding glad; forgreat are persecuted for righteous- is your reward in heaven: for ness sake: fortheirs is the king- so persecuted they the prophets dom of heaven. Blessed are which were before you. ye, when men shall revile you,
THE ORDER FOR THE
Administration of the Lord's Supper,
HOLY COMMUNION. TIf among those who come to be partakers of the Holy Communion, the Minister shall knota any to be an open and notorious evil liver, or to have done any wrong to his neighbours by word or deed, so that the Congregation bé thereby offended; he shall advertise him, that he presume not to come to the Lord's Table, until he have openly declared himself to have truly repented and amended his former evil life, that the Congregation may thereby be satisfied; and that he hath recompensed the parties to whom he hath done wrong; or at least declare
himself to be in ful purpose so to do, as soon as he conveniently may. 1 The sume order shall the Minister use with those, betwixt whom he perceiveth malice and hatred to reign ; not suffering them to be partakers of the Lord's Table, until he know them to be reconciled. And if one of the parties, so at variance,be.content to forgive from the bottom of his heart all thät the other hath trespassed against him, and to make amends for that wherein he himself hath offended; and ihe other party will not be persuaded to a godly unity, but remain still in his frowardness and malice, the Minister in that case ought to admit the penitent person to the Itoly Communion, and him that obstinate : Provided, that every Minister so repelling any, as is herein specified, shall be obliged to give an account of the same to the Ordinary, as soon as conveniently may be. The Table, at the Comncunion-time, having a fair white linen cloth upon it, shall stand in the body of the Church, or in the Chancel ; and the Minister, stunding at the north side of the table, or where Morning and Evening Prayer are appointed to be said, shall say the Lord's Prayer and the Collect following, the People kneeling; but the Lord's Prayer may be omitted, if Morning Prayer haih been said imediately before. UR Father, who art in no secrets are hid; cleanse the
Heaven, Hallowed be thy thoughts of our hearts by the Name; Thy Kingdom come; inspiration of thy holy Spirit; Thy Will be done
on Earth, as that we may perfectly love thee, it is in Heaven: Give us this and worthily magnity thy holy day our daily bread; And for- name, through Christ our Lord. give us our trespasses, as we Amen. forgive those who trespass 1 Then shall the Minister, turning to the against us; And lead us not People, rehearse distinctly the Ten Com
mandments ; und the People still kneeling, into temptation; But deliver us
shall, after every commandment, ask God from evil: For thine is the King- mercy for their transgressions for the time dom, and the Power, and the
past, and grace to keep the law for the
time to come, as followeih. Glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
OD spake these words, and
said, I am the Lord thy all hearts are open, all de- God: Thou shalt have none şires known, and from whom other gods but me.
ALMICHTX God, unto whom
People. Lord, have mercy and thy mother; that thy days upon us, and incline our hearts may be long in the land which to keep this law.
the Lord thy God giveth thee. Minister. Thou shalt not People. Lord, have mercy make to thyself any graven im- upon us, and incline our hearts age, nor the likeness of any to keep this law. thing that is in heaven above, Minister. Thou shalt do no or in the earth beneath, or in murder. the water under the earth. Thou People. Lord, have mercy shalt not bow down to them nor upon us, and incline our hearts worship them: For I the Lord to keep this law. thy God am a jealous God; and Minister. Thou shalt notcomvisit the sins of the fathers upon mit adultery. the children, unto the third and People. Lord, have mercy fourth generation of them that upon us, and incline our hearts hate me; and show mercy unto to keep this law. thousands in them that love me, Minister. Thou shalt not and keep my commandments. steal.
People. Lord, have mercy People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.
to keep this law. Minister. Thou shalt not take Minister. Thou shalt not bear the name of the Lord thy God false witness against thy neighin vain: For the Lord will not bour. hold him guiltless that taketh People. Lord, have mercy his name in vain.
upon us, and incline our hearts People. Lord, have mercy to keep this law. upon us, and incline our hearts Minister. Thou shalt not to keep this law.
covet thy neighbour's house, Minister. Remember that thou shalt not covet thy neighthou keep holy the Sabbath- bour's wife, nor his servant, day. Six days shalt thou labour, nor his maid, nor his ox, nor and do all that thou hast to do; his
ass, nor any thing that is his. but the seventh day is the Sab- People. Lord, have mercy bath of the Lord thy God. In upon us, and write all these thy it thou shalt do no manner of laws in our hearts, we beseech work; thou, and thy son, and thee. thy daughter, thy man-servant,
1 Then the Minister may say, and thy maid-servant, thy cattle, Hear also what our Lord Jeand the stranger that is within sus Christ saith. thy gates. For in six days the Tihy God with all thy heart
, made , the sea, and all that in them is, and with all thy soul, and with and rested the seventh day! all thy mind: This is the first wherefore the Lord blessed the and great commandment. And seventh day, and hallowed it. the second is like unto it; Thou
People. Lord, have mercy shalt love thy neighbour as thyupon us, and incline our hearts self. On these two command. to keep this law,
ments hang all the law and the Minister. Honour thy father prophets.
Let us pray.
Whatsoever ye would that
men should you, lasting God, vouchsafe, we do to them: for this is the law beseech thee, to direct, sanctify, and the prophets. St. Matt. and govern, both our hearts and vii. 12. bodies, in the ways of thy laws, Not every one that saith unto and in the works of thy com- me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into mandments, that, through thy the kingdom of heaven; but he most mighty protection, both that doeth the will of my Father here and ever, we may be pre- which is in heaven. St. Matt. served in body and soul, through vii. 21. our Lord and Saviour Jesus Zaccheus stood forth, and Christ. Amen.
said unto the Lord, Behold, $ Then shall be said the Collect of the Day: Lord, the half of my goods I
and immediately after the Collect, the fis give to the poor; and if I have Epistle [or, The Portion of Scripture ap- done any wrong to any man, pointed for the Epistle] is written in the - I restore fourfold. St. Luke chapter of beginning at the
xix. 8. And the Epistle ended, he shall say, Here endeth the Epistle. Then shall be read the Who goeth a warfare at any Gospel (the people all standing !p) scy- time at his own cost? Who ing, The Holy Gospel is written in the chapter of ---, beginning at the verse. planteth a vineyard, and eateth 4 Here the people shall say,
not of the fruit thereof? or who Glory be to Thee, O Lord. feedeth a flock, and eateth not
of the milk of the flock ? 1 Cor. li Then shall be read the Apostles' or Nicene
Creed: unless one of them hath been read ix. 7. immediately before, in the Morning Ser.
If we have sown unto you I Then the Minister shall declare unto the spiritual things, is it a great
People what Holy-days, or Fasting-days, matter if we shall reap your are in the week following to be observed; and (if occasion be ) shall Notice be given worldly things? 1 Cor. ix. 11. of the Communion, and of the Bans of Ma- Do ye not know, that they
trimony, and other Matters to be published. 1 Then shall follow the Sermon: after which, who minister about holy things,
the Minister, when there is a communion, live of the sacrifice; and they gin the Offertory, saying one or more of who wait at the altar, are partathese sentences following, as he thinketh kers with the altar? Even so most convenient.
hath the Lord also ordained, that LET your light so shine be, they who preach the Gospel, see your good works, and glory Cor. ix. 13, 14. your Father which is in heaven. He that soweth little, shall St. Matt. v. 16.
reap little ; and he that soweth Lay not up for yourselves plenteously, shall reap plentetreasures upon earth, where ously. Let every man do acmoth and rust doth corrupt, and cording as he is disposed in his where thieves break through heart; not grudgingly, or of ne. and steal: But lay up for your- cessity; for God loveth a cheerselvestreasures in heaven, where ful giver. 2 Cor. ix. 6, 7. neither moth nor rust doth cor- Let him that is taught in the rupt, and where thieves do not word, minister unto him that break through nor steal. St. teacheth in all good things. Be Matt. vi. 19, 20.
not deceived, God is not mock
ed: For whatsoever a man sow- poor, lendeth unto the Lord : eth, that shall he reap. Gal. vi. and look, what he layeth out, it
shall be paid him again. Prov. While we have time, let us xix. 17. do good unto all men ; and es
Blessed be the man that propecially unto them that are of the videth for the sick and needy: household of faith. Gal. vi. 10. the Lord shall deliver him in the
Godliness is great riches, if a time of trouble. Psal. xli. 1. man be content with that he f Whilst these Sentences are in reading, the
Deacons, Church-wardens, or other fit hath: For we brought nothing
persons appointed for that purpose, shail into this world, neither may we receive the Alms for the Poor, and other
Devotions of the People, in a decent Bacarry any thing out. 1 Tim. vi.
son to be provided by the Parish for that
purpose, and reverently bring it to the Charge them who are rich in Priest, who shall humbly
present and place
it upon the Holy Table. this world, that they be ready to 1 And the Priest shall thèn place upon the
Table so much Bread and Wine, as he shall give, and glad to distribute; lay
think sufficient. After which done, he shall ing up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time Let us pray for the whole to come, that they may attain state of Christ's Church mili. eternal life. I Tim. vi. 17, 18, 19. tant.
God is not unrighteous, that ALMIGHTY and everliving labour that proceedeth of love; Apostle, hast taught us to make which love ye have showed for prayers and supplications, and his name's sake, who have mi- to give thanks for all men; We nistered unto the saints, and yet humbly beseech thee do minister. Heb. vi. 10. most mercifully [*to* If there be
To do good and to distribute, accept our alms and ob- lations, forget not; for with such sacri- lations, and] to receive (to accept our fices God is well pleased. Heb. these prayers, tions, and be xiii. 16.
which we offer unto thy left unsaid. Whoso hath this world's divine Majesty; begood, and seeth his brother have seeching thee to inspire continuneed, and shutteth up his com- ally the Universal Church with passion from him, how dwelleth the spirit of truth, unity, and the love of God in him? 1 St. concord; and grant that all they John iii. 17.
who do confess thy holy name Give alms of thy goods, and may agree in the truth of thy never turn thy face from any holy word, and live in unity poor man; and then the face of and godly love. We beseech the Lord shall not be turned thee also, so to direct and disaway from thee. Tobit iv. 7. pose the hearts of all Christian
Be merciful after thy power. Rulers, that they may truly and If thou hast much, give plente- impartially administer justice, ously. If thou hast little, do to the punishment of wicked thy diligence gladly to give of ness and vice, and to the mainthat little: for so gatherest thou tenance of thy true religion and thyself a good reward, in the day virtue. Give grace, O heavenof necessity.
Tobit iv. 8, 9. ly Father, to all Bishops and He that hath pity upon the other Ministers; that they may,
no alms or ob
alms and obla
both by their life and doctrine, Father, for that he hath given set forth thy true and lively his Sonour SaviourJesus Christ, word, and rightly and duly ad. not only to die for us, but alsó minister thy holy Sacraments. to be our spiritual food and susAnd to all thy people give thy tenance in that holy Sacrament. heavenly grace; and especially Which being so divine and comto this Congregation here pre. fortable a thing to them who resent; that with meek heart, and ceive it worthily, and so dangerdue reverence, they may hear, ous to those who will presume and receive thy holy Word; to receive it unworthily; my du. truly serving thee in holiness ty is to exhort you in the mean and righteousness all the days of season, to consider the dignity their life. And we most hum- of that holy Mystery, and the bly beseech thee, of thy good. great peril of the unworthy re. ness, O Lord, to comfort and ceiving thereof; and so to search succour all those who, in this and examine your own contransitory life, are in trouble, sciences, (and that not lightly, sorrow, need, sickness, or any and after the manner of dissemother adversity. And we also blers with God; but so that ye bless thy holy name, for all thy may come holy and clean to servants departed this life in thy such a heavenly feast, in the faith and fear; beseeching thee marriage-garment required by to give us grace so to follow God in holy Scripture; and be their good examples, that with received as worthy partakers of them we may be partakers of that holy Table. thy heavenly kingdom: Grant The way and means thereto this, O Father, for Jesus Christ's is, First, to examine your lives sake, our only Mediator and Ad and conversations by the rule vocate. Amen:
of God's commandments; and s When the Minister giveth warning for the wherein soever ye shall perceive
Celebration of the Holy Communion (which he shall always do upon the Sunday, or
yourselves to have offended, some Holy-day, immediately preceding') he either by will, word, or deed, shall read this Exhortation following ; or so much thereof as, in his discretion, he
there to bewail your own sinfulmay think convenient.
ness, and to confess yourselves EARLY beloved, on to Almighty God, with full pur
day next, I purpose, through pose of amendment of life. And God's assistance, to administer if ye shall perceive your offences to all such as shall be religiously tobe such as are not only against and devoutly disposed, the most God, but also against your neighcomfortable Sacrament of the bours; then ye shall reconcile Body and Blood of Christ; to yourselves unto them; being be by them.received, in remem- ready to make. restitution and brance of his meritorious Cross satisfaction, according to the utand Passion; whereby alone we termost of your powers, for all obtain remission of our sins, injuries and wrongs done by and are made partakers of the you to any other; and being likekingdom of Heaven. Where- wise ready to forgive others who fore it is our duty to render most have offended you, as ye would humble and hearty thanks to have forgiveness of your offences Almighty God, our heavenly at God's hand: For otherwise