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The Gospel. St. Matt. v. 1. JESUS seeing the multitudes, went

up into a mountain; and when he was set, his disciples came unto him. And he opened his mouth,and taught them, saying, Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness : for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peace-makers: for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice and be exceeding glad : for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they tho prophets which were before you.

THE ORDER FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE

LORD'S SUPPER, OR HOLY COMMUNION.

IT If among those who come to be partakers of the Holy Communion, the Min

ister 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. T The same order shall the Minister use with those, betwixt whom he per

ceivcth 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 offended ; 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. T The Table, at the Communion time, having a fair white linen cloth upon

it, shall stand in the body of the Church, or in the Chancel; and the Minister, standing at the right 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 hath been said immediately before.

who ; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven; Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation ; But deliver us from evil: For thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Collect.
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sires known, and from whom no secrets are hid; cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit; that we may perfectly love thee, and worthily magnify thy holy name, through CHRIST our Lord. Amen. 1 Then shall the Minister, turning to the people, rehearse distinctly the

Ten Commandments; and the people, still kneeling, shall, after every commandment, ask God mercy for their transgressions for the time past, and grace to keep the law for the time to come, as followeth.

Minister. God spake these words, and said, I am the Lord thy God;

People. . LORD, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Minister. Thou shalt not make to thyself any graven image, nor the likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, or in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down to them, nor worship them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God; and visit the sins of the fathers upon the children, unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; and show mercy unto thousands in them that love me, and keep my commandments.

People. LORD, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Minister. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

People. . LORD, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Minister. Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbathday. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all that thou hast to do; but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God. In it thou shalt do no manner of work; thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, thy man-servant, and thy maidservant, thy cattle, and the stranger that is within thy gates. For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day; wherefore the Lord blessed the seventh day, and hallowed it.

People. LORD, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Minister. Honour thy father and thy mother; that thy days may be long in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

People. LORD, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Minister. Thou shalt do no murder.

People. . LORD, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Minister. Thou shalt not commit adultery.

People.. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law,

Minister. Thou shalt not steal.

People. LORD, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Minister. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

People. . LORD, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Minister. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his servant, nor his maid, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is his.

People. LORD, have mercy upon us, and write all these thy laws in our hearts, we beseech thee.

1 Then the Minister may say, Hear also what our Lord Jesus Christ saith :

, with all thy soul, and with all thy mind: This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Let us pray: O ALMIGHTY LORD, and everlasting God, vouchsafe, we

beseech thee, to direct, sanctify, and govern, both our hearts and bodies, in the ways of thy laws, and in the works of thy commandments; that, through thy most mighty protection, both here and ever, we may be preserved in body and soul, through our Lord and Saviour Jesus CHRIST. Amen. 1 Then shall be said the Collect of the Day: and immediately after the

Collect, the Minister shall read the Epistle, saying, The Episile (or, The portion of Scripture appointed for the Epistlej is written in inechapter of ; teginning at the verse. And the Epistle ended, he shall say, Here endeth the Epistle. Then shall he read the Gospel (the people all standing up) saying, The holy Gospel is written in the chapter of - beginning at the verse.

1 Here the People shall say. Glory be to thee, O LORD. 1 'Then shall be read the Apostles,'or Nicene Creed: unless one of them

hath been read immediately before in the Morning Service. 1 Then the Minister shall declare unto the People what Holy days, or

Fasting days, are in the week following to be observed ; and (if occasion be) shall Notice be given of the Communion, and of the Bans of Matrimony, and other matters to be published. I Then shall follow the Sermon: after which, the Minister, when there is

a Communion, shall return to the Lord's Table, and begin the Offertory, saying one or more of these sentences following, as he thinketh most convenient. ET your light so shine before men, that they may see

your good works, and glorify your father which is in heaven. St. Matt. v. 16.

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal. St. Matt. vi. 19, 20,

Whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, even so do to them. for this is the law and the prophets. St. Matt.vii, 12

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Not every one that saith unto me, LORD, LORD, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. St. Matt. vii. 21.

Zaccheus stood forth, and said unto the Lord, Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have done any wrong to any man, I restore four-fold. St. Luke xix. S.

Who goeth a warfare at any time at his own cost? Who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock ? 1 Cor. ix. 7.

If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great matter if we shall reap your worldly things? 1 Cor. ix. 11.

Do ye not know, that they who minister about holy things, live of the sacrifice; and they who wait at the altar, are partakers with the altar? Even so hath the Lord also ordained, that they who preach the Gospel, should live of the Gospel. 1 Cor. ix. 13, 14.

He that soweth little, shall reap little; and he that soweth plenteously, shall reap plenteously. Let every man do according as he is disposed in his heart, not grudgingly, or of necessity; for God loveth a cheerful giver. 2 Cor. ix. 6,7.

Let him that is taught in the word, minister unto him that teacheth, in all good things. Be not deceived, God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he reap. Gal. vi. 6, 7.

While we have time, let us do good unto all men: and especially unto them that are of the household of faith. Gal. vi. 10.

Godliness is great riches, if a man be content with that he hath: for we brought nothing into this world, neither may we carry any thing out. 1 Tim. vi. 6, 7.

Charge them who are rich in this world, that they be ready to give, and glad to distribute; laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may attain eternal life. 1 Tim, vi. 17, 18, 19.

God is not unrighteous, that he will forget your works, and labour thạt proceedeth of love; which love ye have showed for his name's sake, who have ministered unto the saints, and yet do minister. Heb. vi. 10.

To do good and to distribute, forget not; for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. Heb. xiii. 16.

Whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him ? 1 St. John iii 17.

Give alms of thy goods, and never turn thy face from any poor man; and then the face of the LORD shall not be turned away from thee, Tob. iv, 7. Be merciful after thy power.

If thou hast much, give plenteously. If thou hast little, do thy diligence gladly to give of that little: for so gatherest thou thyself a good reward. in the day of necessity. Tob. iv. 8, 9. He that hath pity upon the poor, lendeth unto the LORD:

and look, what he layeth out, it shall be paid him again. Prov. xix. 17.

Blessed be the man that provideth for the sick and needy: the LORD shall deliver him in the time of trouble. Psalm xli. 1. I Whilst these Sentences are in reading, the Deacons, Church-wardens, or

other fit persons appointed for that purpose, shall receive the Alms for the poor, and other devotions of the people, in a decent basin to be provided by the parish for that purpose ; and reverently bring it to the Priest, who shall humbly present and place it upon the Holy Table. 1 And the Priest shall then place upon the Table so much bread and wine, as he shall think sufficient. After which done, he shall say, Let us pray for the whole state of Christ's Church militant. hast taught us to make prayers and supplications, and

by to give thanks for all men: We humbly beseech thee most mercifully [* to accept our alms and oblations, and] to receive these our prayers, which we offer unto thy divině Majesty; beseeching thee to inspire continually the universal Church with the spirit of truth, unity, and concord : and grant that all those who do confess thy holy name, may agree in the truth of thy holy word, and live in unity and godly love. We beseech thee also, so to direct and dispose the hearts of all Christian Rulers, that they may truly and impartially administer justice, to the punishment of wickedness and vice, and to the maintenance of thy true religion and virtue. Give grace, O heavenly Father, to all Bishops and other Ministers; that they may, both by their life and doctrine, set forth thy true and lively word, and rightly and duly administer thy holy sacraments. And to all thy people give thy heavenly grace; and especially to this congregation here present; that with ineek heart and due reverence, they may hear and receive thy holy word; truly serving thee in holiness and righteousness all the days of their life. And we most humbly beseech thee, of thy goodness, O LORD, to comfort and succour all those who, in this transitory life, are in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, or any other adversity. And we also bless thy holy name, for all thy servants departed this life in thy faith and fear; beseeching thee to give us grace so to follow their good examples, that with them we may be partakers of thy heavenly kingdom: Grant this, O Father, for JESUS CHrist's sake, our only Mediator and Advocate. Amen. | When the Minister giveth warning for the celebration of the Holy Com munion (which he shall always do upon the Sunday, or some Holy day, im nediately preceding) he shall read this Exhortation following; or so much thereof as, in his discretion, he may think convenient. DEARLY beloved, onam day next, I purpose, through

God's assistance, to administer to all such as shall be religiously and devoutly disposed, the most comfortable Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ; to be by them received, in remembrance of his meritorious cross and passion; whereby alone we obtain remission of our sins, and are made

* If there be no alms or oblations, then shall the words, (to accept our alms and oblations, and be left unsaid.

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