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i Of the tribe of Gad were sealed and glory, and wisdom, and thankstwelve thousand.
giving, and honour, and power, and Of the tribe of Aser were sealed might, be unto our God for ever twelve thousand.
Amen. Of the tribe of Nephthalim were The Gospel. St. Matt. v. 1. sealed twelve thousand.
ESUS seeing the multitudes, Of the tribe of Manasses were went up into a mountain; and sealed twelve thousand.
when he was set, his disciples came Of the tribe of Simeon were unto him. And he opened his sealed twelve thousand.
mouth, and taught them, saying, Of the tribe of Levi were seal- Blessed are the poor in spirit: for ed twelve thousand.
theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Of the tribe of Issachar were Blessed are they that mourn : for sealed twelve thousand.
they shall be comforted. Blessed Of the tribe of Zabulon were are the meek: for they shall insealed twelve thousand.
herit the earth. Blessed are they Of the tribe of Joseph were seal- which do hunger and thirst after ed twelve thousand.
righteousness for they shall be Of the tribe of Benjamin were filled. Blessed are the merciful : sealed twelve thousand.
for they shall obtain mercy. BlessAfter this I beheld, and lo, a great ed are the pure in heart: for they multitude, which no man could shall see God. Blessed are the number,ofallnations, and kindreds, peace-makers : for they shall be and people, and tongues, stood be called the children of God. Blessfore the throne, and before the ed are they which are persecuted Lamb, clothed with white robes, for righteousness' sake: for theirs and palms in their hands; and cried is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed with a loud voice, saying, Salvation are ye, when men shall revile you, to our God, which sitteth upon the and persecute you, and shall say ahí throne, and unto the Lamb. And manner of evil against you falsely, all the angels stood round about the for my sake. Rejoice and be exthrone, and about the elders, and ceeding glad: for great is your rethe four beasts, and fell before the ward in heaven: for so persecuted throne on their faces, and worship- they the prophets which were beped God, saying, Amen: Blessing, fore you.
THE ORDER FOR THE
Administration of the Lord's Supper,
q If among those who come to be partakers of the Holy Communion, the Minister shall know 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 be 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 full purpose so to do, as
soon as he conveniently may. I The same 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 that the other hath trespassed against him, and to make amends for that wherein he himself hath offend
ed; and the 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 Holy Communion, and not him that is 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.
of the Church, or in the Chancel; and the Minister, standing at the north side of the table, or where
ven, Hallowed be thy name; and keep my commandments.
all hearts are open, all desires keep holy the Sabbath-day: known, and from whom no secrets days shalt thou labour, and do all are hid; cleanse the thoughts of that thou hast to do ; but the seour hearts by the inspiration of thy venth day is the Sabbath of the Holy Spirit; that we may perfectly Lord thy God. In it thou shalt do love thee, and worthily magnify no manner of work; thou, and thy thy holy name, through Christ our son, and thy daughter, thy manLord. Amen.
servant, and thy maid-servant, thy 1 Then shall the Minister, turning to the People, cattle, and the stranger that is with
the People still kneeling, shall, after every com- in thy gates. For in six days the
sea, and all that in them is, and
rested the seventh day; wherefore LOD spake these words, and the Lord blessed the seventh day,
said, I am the Lord thy God: and hallowed it. Thou shalt have none other gods People. Lord, have mercy upon
us, and incline our hearts to keep People. Lord, have mercy upon this law. us, and incline our hearts to keepl Minister. Honour thy father and this law.
thy mother; that thy days may be Minister. Thou shalt not make long in the land which the Lord to thyself any graven image, nor thy God giveth thee. the likeness of any thing that is in People. Lord, have mercy upon heaven above, or in the earth be- us, and incline our hearts to keep neath, or in the water under the this law. earth. Thou shalt not bow down Minister.
Minister. Thou shalt do no to them, nor worship them: For I murder. the Lord thy God am a jealous People. Lord, have mercy upon God, and visit the sins of the fa- us, and incline our hearts to keep thers upon the children, unto the this law. third and fourth generation of them
Minister. Thou shalt not comthat hate me; and show mercy un- mit adultery.
. Thou shalt not covet LET your light so shine before
People. Lord, have mercy upon Glory be to thee, O Lord. us, and incline our hearts to keep 1 Then shall be read the Apostles' or Nicene this law.
Creed : unless one of them hath been read im
mediately before, in the Morning Service. Minister. Thou shalt not steal. T Then the Minister shall declare unto the People People. Lord, have mercy upon
what Holy days, or Fasting days, are in the week
following to be observed; and (if occasion be) us, and incline our hearts to keep shall Notice be given of the Conimunion, and of this law.
the Bans of Matrimony, and other Matters to Minister. Thou shalt not bear 1 Then shall follow the Sermon: after which, the
be published. false witness against thy neighbour. Minister, when there is a Communion, shall re
turn to the Lord's Table, and begin the Offertory, People. Lord, have mercy upon saying one or more of these sentences following, us, and incline our hearts to keep as he thinketh most convenient. this law.
men, that they may see your thy neighbour's house, thou shalt good works, and glorify your Father not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor which is in heaven. St. Matt. v. 16. his servant, nor his maid, nor his Lay not up for yourselves treaox, nor his ass, nor any thing that sures upon earth, where moth and is his.
rust doth corrupt, and where thieves People. Lord, have mercy upon break through and steal: but lay us, and write all these thy laws in up for yourselves treasures in heaour hearts, we beseech thee. ven, where neither moth nor rust
g Then the Minister may say, doth corrupt, and where thieves Hear also what our Lord Jesus do not break through nor steal. St. Christ saith.
Matt. vi. 19, 20. THood shith lov thy heart, and should telo veryou, even so do to with all thy soul, and with all thy them: for this is the law and the mind: This is the first and great prophets. St. Matt. vii. 12, commandment. And the second
Not every one that saith unto is like unto it; Thou shalt love thy me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the neighbour as thyself. On these two kingdom of heaven; but he that commandments hang all the law doeth the will of my Father which and the prophets.
is in heaven. St. Matt. vi. 21.
Zaccheus stood forth, and said ALMIGHTY Lord, and ev- unto the Lord, Behold, Lord, the O
erlasting God, vouchsafe, we half of my goods I give to the poor; beseech thee, to direct, sanctify, and if I have done any wrong to and govern, both our hearts and bodies, in the ways of thy laws, any, man, I restore four-fold. St. and in the works of thy command Luke xix. 8. ments, that, through thy most migh-time at his own cost? Who plant
Who goeth a warfare at any ty protection, both here and ever; eth a vineyard, and eateth not of we may be preserved in body and soul, through our Lord and Sa- the fruit thereof? or who feedeth viour Jesus Christ. .Amen.
a flock, and eateth not of the milk I Then shall be said the Collect of the Day: and of the flock ? 1 Cor. ix. 7.
immediately after the Collect, the Minister shall If we have sown unto you read the Epistle, saying, The Epistle (or, The portion of Scripture appointed for the Epistle
) is spiritual things, is it a great mat. written in the -- chapter of - beginning at the ter if we shall reap your worldly
And the Epistle ended, he shall say; things ? 1 Cor. ix. 11, Here endeth the Epistle. Then shall be read the Gospel (the people all standing up) saying, Do ye not know, that they who The Holy Gospel is written in the chapter of minister about holy things, live of , beginning at the — verse. Here the people sball say,
the sacrifice; and they who wait
Let us pray:
at the altar, are partakers with the never turn thy face from any poor
Be merciful after thy power. If
He that hath pity upon the poor, Let him that is taught in the lendeth unto the Lord: and look, word, minister unto him that what he layeth out, it shall be paid teacheth, in all good things. Be him again. Prov. xix. 17. not deceived, God is not mocked : Blessed be the man that proFor whatsoever a man soweth, videth for the sick and needy: the that shall he reap. Gal. vi. 6, 7. Lord shall deliver him in the time
While we have time, let us do of trouble. Psalm xli. 1. good unto all men: and especially " Whilst these Sentences are in reading, the Deaunto them that are of the house cons, Churchwardens, or other fit persons aphold of faith. Gal. vi. 10.
pointed for that purpose, shall receive the Alms
for the Poor, and other Devotions of the People, Godliness is great riches, if a in a decent Basin to be provided by the Parish
for that purpose ; and reverently bring it to the man be content with that he hath :
Priest, who shall humbly present and place it For we brought nothing into this upon the Holy Table. world, neither may we carry any
1 And the Priest shall then place upon the Table
so much Bread and Wine, as he shall think thing out. 1 Tim. vi. 6, 7.
sufficient. After which done, he shall say, Charge them who are rich in Let us pray for the whole state this world, that they be ready to of Christ's church militant.
give, and glad to distribute; laying A God, who by thy holy
np in store for themselves a good
God is not unrighteous, that he beseech thee most mercifully [*to will forget your works, and labour accept our alms and oblations, that proceedeth of love; which and) to receive these our prayers, love ye have showed for his name's which we offer unto thy divine sake, who have ministered unto Majesty ; beseeching thee to in the saints, and yet do minister. spire continually the Universal Heb. vi. 10.
Church with the spirit of truth, To do good and to distribute, unity, and concord: and grant that forget not; for with such sacri- all those who do confess thy holy fices God is well pleased. Heb. name may agree in the truth of thy xili. 16.
holy word, and live in unity and Whoso hath this world's good, godly love. We beseech thee also, and seeth his brother have need, so to direct and dispose the hearts and shutteth up his compassion of all Christian rulers, that they from him, how dwelleth the love may truly and impartially admiof God in him? 1 John i. 17. nister justice, to the punishment of
Give alms of thy goods, and wickedness and vice, and to the *lfinere be no alms or oblations, then shall the words (to accept our alms and oblations,and) be left unsaid.
maintenance of thy true religion to die for us, but also to be our and virtue. Give grace, O hea- spiritual food and sustenance in venly Father, to all Bishops and that holy Sacrament. Which beother Ministers; that they may, ing so divine and comfortable a both by their life and doctrine, thing to them who receive it worset forth thy true and lively Word, thily, and so dangerous to those and rightly and duly administer who will presume to receive it unthy holy Sacraments. And to all worthily; my duty is to exhort you thy people give thy heavenly grace; in the mean season, to consider the and especially to this congregation dignity of that holy Mystery, and here present; that with meek the great peril of the unworthy reheart, and due reverence, they ceiving thereof; and so to search may bear, and receive thy holy andexamine yourownconsciences, Word; truly serving thee in holi-|(and that not lightly, and after the ness and righteousness all the days manner of dissemblers with God: of their life. And we most hum- but so) that ye may come holy and bly beseech thee, of thy goodness, clean to such a heavenly feast, in O‘Lord, to comfort and succour all the marriage-garment required by those who, in this transitory life, God in holy scripture; and be reare in trouble, sorrow, need, sick-ceived as worthy partakers of that ness, or any other adversity. And holy Table. we also bless thy holy name, for The
and means thereto is, all thy servants departed this life First, to examine your lives and in thy faith and fear; beseeching conversations by the rule of God's thee to give us grace so to follow commandments; and wherein sotheir good examples, that with ever ye shall perceive yourselves to them we may be partakers of thy have offended, either by will, word, heavenly kingdom: Grant this, Oor deed, there to bewail your own Father, for Jesus Christ's sake, sinfulness, and to confess yourour only Mediator and Advocate. selves to Almighty God, with full Amen. 4 When the Minister giveth warning for the Cele: And if ye shall perceive your of
purpose of amendment of life. always do upon the Sunday, or some Holy day, fences to be such as are not only immediately
preceding) he shall read this Ex: against God, but also against your hortation following; or so much thereof as, in his discretion, he may think convenient. neighbours; then ye shall recon
cile yourselves unto them; being day next, I purpose, through ready to make restitution and saGod's assistance, to administer to tisfaction, according to the utterall such as shall be religiously and most of your powers, for all injudevoutly disposed, the most com- ries and wrongs done by you to fortable Sacrament of the Body and any other; and being likewise Blood of Christ; to be by them ready to forgive others who have received, in remembrance of his offended you, as ye would have meritorious Cross and Passion; forgiveness of your offences at whereby alone, we obtain remis- God's hand : For otherwise the sion of our sins, and are made par- receiving of the Holy Communion takers of the kingdom of Heaven. doth nothing else but increase Wherefore it is our duty to render your condemnation. Therefore, if most humble and hearty thanks to any of you be a blasphemer of Almighty God, our heavenly Fa-God, an hinderer or slanderer of ther, for that he hath given his Son his Word, an adulterer, or be in gur Saviour Jesus Christ, not only malice or envy, or in any other