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Then shall the Bishop, turning to the People, rehearse distinctly the Ten Com. mandments; 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.
Bishop. GOD spake these words, and said, I am the Lord thy God; Thou shalt
have none other gods but me. People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.
Bishop. 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. Bishop: 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.
Bishop. Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath-day. 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 maid-servant, 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.
Bishop. 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.
Bishop: 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.
Then the Bishop may say, Hear also what our Lord Jesus Christ saith. THOU shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and 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.
TT 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.
Then shall be read the Collect, Epistle, and Gospel, as they are appointed. Then shall be read the Apostles' or Nicene Creet; unless one of them have been
read immediately before, in the Morning Service. 1 Then shall the Bishop begin the Offertory, saying one or more of these sentences
following, as he thinketh most convenient. LET your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works,
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 your selves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and wh 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. Si. Matt. vii. 12.
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. 8.
Who goeth a warfare at any time at his own cost? Who planteth a vine yard, 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
It' we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great matter if we shall reap your worldly things ? i 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 that 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.
Whilst these sentences are in reading, the Deacons, Church-wardens, or other fit persons appointed for that purpose, shall receive the alons 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 Bishop, who shall humbly present and place it upon the holy table. And the Bishop shall then place npon the table so much bread and wine as he
shall think sufficieni; after which he shall say, Let us pray for the whole state of Christ's Church militant.
us to make prayers and supplications, and 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 divine 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
• If there be no alms or oblations, then shall the words, to accept our alms and walions and be left unsaid
Ove We beseech thee also, so to direct and dispose the hearts of all Chris. tian 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 congrega. tion here present that with meek 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, peed, 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 goud 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.
1 The Bishop shall then say this Exhortation, DEARLY beloved in the Lord, ye who mind to come to the Holy Com
munion of the Body and Blood of our Saviour Christ, must consider how St. Paul exhorteth all persons diligently to try and examine themselies, before they presume to eat of that Bread, and drink of that Cup. For as the benefit is great, it with a true penitent heart and lively faith we receive that holy Sacrament; so is the danger great, if we receive the same unworthily: Judge therefore yourselves, brethren, that ye be not judged of the Lord; repent ye truly for your sins past; have a lively and steadfast faith in Christ our Saviour; amend your lives, and be in perfect charity with all men: so shall ye be meet partakers of those holy mysteries. And above all things, ye must give most humble and hearty thanks to God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, for the redemption of the world by the death and passion of our Saviour Christ, both God and man; who did humble himselt, even to the death upon the cross, for us miserable sinners, who lay in dark ness and the shadow of death; that he might make us the children of God, and exalt us to everlasting life. And to the end that we should always remember the exceeding great love of our Master and only Saviour Jesus Christ, thus dying for us, and the innumerable benefits which by his precious bloodshedding he hath obtained for us, he hath instituted and ordained holy mysteries, as pledges of his love, and for a continual remembrance of his death, to our great and endless comfort. To him, therefore, with the Father, and the Holy Ghost, let us give (as we are most bounden) continual thanks; submitting ourselves wholly to his holy will and pleasure, and studying to serve him in true holiness and righteousness, all the days of our life. Amen.
Then shall the Bishop say to those who come to receive the Communion, YE who do truly and earnestly repent you of your sins, and are in love and
charity with your neighbours, and intend to lead a new life, following the commandments of God, and walking from henceforth in his holy ways; draw near with faith, and take this holy Sacrament to your comfört; and make your humble confession to Almighty God, devoutly kneeling. Then shall this general Confession be made by the Bishop, and all those who are
minded to receive the Holy Communion, humbly kneeling, ALMIGHTY God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of all things, wickedness, which we from time to time most grievously have committed, by thought, word, and deed, against thy divine Majesty'; provoking most justly thy wrath and indignation against us. We do earnestly repent, and are heartily sorry for these our misdoings; the remembrance of them is grievous unto us ; the burden of them is intolerable. Have mercy upon us, have mercy upon us, most merciful Father; for thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ's sake, forgive us all that is past; and grant, that we may ever hereafter serve and please thee in newness of life, to the honour and glory of thy Name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
1 Then shall the Bishup stand up, and turning to the people, say, AL
LMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, who, of his great mercy, hath
promised forgiveness of sins to all those who with hearty repentance and true faith, turn unto him, have mercy upon you ; pardon and deliver
you from all your sins ; confirm and strengthen you in all goodness: and bring you to everlastiag life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
1 Then shall the Bishop say, Hear what comfortable words our Saviour Christ saith unto all who truly turn unto him. COME unto me, all ye that travail and are heavy laden, and I will refresh
you. St. Matthew xi. 28. So God loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, to the end that all that believe in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. St. John iii. 16.
Hear also what St. Paul saith.
This is a true saying, and worthy of all men to be received, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. 1 Tim. i. 15.
Hear also what St. John saith.
If any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the propitiation for our sins. 1 John ü. 1, 2.
After which, the Bishop shall proceed, saying,
Then shall the Bishop turn to the Lord's Table, and say,
and in all places, give thanks unto thee, O Lord, (* Holy Father) Almighty, everlasting God.
Here shall follow the proper Preface, according to the time, if there be any spe. cially appointed; or else inmediately shall be said or sung by the Bishop and people, THEREFORE with angels and archangels, and with all the company of
heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious Name; evermore praising thee, and saying, Holy, holy, holy Lord God of hosts, heaven and earth are full of thy glory : Glory be to thee, O Lord Most High. Amen.
T PROPER PREFACES.
1 Upon Christmas.lay, and seven days after. BECAUSE thou didst give Jesus Christ, thine only Son, to be born as at
this time for us ; who, by the operation of the Holy Ghost, was made very man, of the substance of the Virgin Mary his mother; and that without spot of sin, to make us clean from all sin. Therefore with angels, foc.
Cpon Ea ster-day, and seven days after. BUT chiefly are we bound to praise thee for the glorious resurrection of thy
Son Jesus Christ our Lord: for he is the very Paschal Lamb, which was offered for us, and hath taken away the sin of the world; who by his death hath destroyed death, and, by his rising to life again, hath restored to us everlasting life. Therefore with angels, &c.
1 Upon Ascension_ty, and seven days after. THROUGH thy most dearly beloved Son Jesus Christ our Lord : who,
after his most glorious resurrection, manifestly appeared to all bis apostles, and in their sight ascended up into heaven, to prepare a place for us: that where he is thither we might also ascend, and reign with him in glory. Therefore with angels, foc.
Up in Whitsunday, and six days after. THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord ; according to whose most true
promise, the Holy Ghost came down as at this time from heaven, with a sudden great sound, as it had been a mighty wind, in the likeness of fiery tongues, lighting upon the apostles, to teach them, and to lead them to all truth; giving them both the gift of divers languages, and also boldness with fervent zeal, constantly to preach the Gospel unto all nations; whereby we have been brought out of darkness and error, into the clear light and true knowledge of thee, and of thy Son Jesus Christ. Therefore with angels, foc.
* These words, (Holy Father,] must be omitted ou Trinity Sunday.
Upon the Feast of Trinity only, may be said, WHO art one God, one Lord; not one only person, but three persons in
one substance: for that which we believe of the glory of the Father, the same we believe of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, without any diterence or inequality. Therefore with angels, &.c. * Or else this may be said, the words Holy Father being retained in the introductory
Audress. For the precious death and merits of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, and
for the sending to us of the Holy Ghost, the Comforter ; who are one with thee in thy eternal Godhead. Therefore with angels, g-c. I Theu shall the Bishop, kneeling down at the Lord's Table, say, in the name of
all those who shall receive the Communion, this Prayer following: WE do not presume to come to this thy table, 0 merciful Lord, trusting in
our own righteousness, but in thy manitold and great mercies. We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under thy table. But thou art the same Lord, whose property is always to have mercy: grant us therefore, gracious Lord, so to eat the flesh of thy dear Son Jesus Christ and to drink his blood, that our sinful bodies may be made clean by his body, and our souls washed through his most precious blood, and that we may ever more dwell in him, and he in us. Amen. I When the Bishop, standing before the Table, hath so ordered the bread and
wine, that he may with the more readiness and decency break the bread before the people, and take the cup into his hands; he shall say the Prayer of Conse
cration, as followeth: ALL glory be to thee, Almighty God, our heavenly Father, for that thou, death upon the cross for our redemption ; who made there, by his one oblation of himself once offered, a full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, oblation, and satisfaction, for the sins of the whole world ; and did institute, and in his holy Gospel command us to continue, a perpetual inemory of that his
precious death and sacrifice, until (a) Here the Bishop is to take the Paten
his coming again; for in the night into his hands.
in which he was betrayed (a) he
took bread; and when he had (0) And here to break the bread.
given thanks, (o) he brake it, and (e) And here to lay his hand upon all the 'Take, eat, (c) this is my body,
gave it to his disciples, saying, bread.
which is given for you ; do this in
remembrance of me. Likewise (d) Here he is to take the cup into his hand. after supper (d) he took the cup ;
and when he had given thanks, (0) And here be is to lay his hand upon all of this, for (e) this is my blood,
he gave it them, saying, Drink ye every Vessel, in which there is wine to be consecrated.
of the new testament, which is
shed for you, and for many, for the remission of sins; do this as oft as ye shall drink it, in remembrance otme. The Oblation. WHEREFORE, O Lord and heavenly Father, according to
the institution of thy dearly beloved Son our Saviour Jesus Christ, we, thy humble servants, do celebrate and make here before thy divine Majesty, with these thy holy gifts, which we now offer unto thee, the memorial thy Son hith commanded us to make; having in remembrance his blessed passion and precious death, his mighty resurrection and glorious ascension; rendering unto thee most hearty thanks, for the innumerable The Invocation.
benefits procured unto us by the same. And we most
humbly beseech thee O merciful Father, to hear us ; and of thy almighty goodness, vouchsafe to bless and sanctify, with thy Word and Holy Spirit, these thy gifts and creatures of bread and wine ; that we, receiving them according to thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ's holy institution, in remembrance of his death and passion, muy be partakers of his most blessed Body and Blood. And we earnestly desire thy fatherly goodness, mercifully to accept this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving ; most humbly beseeching thee to grant, that by the merits and death of thy Son Jesus Christ, and through faith in his blood, we, and all thy whole Church, may obtain the remission of our sins, and all other benefits of his passion. And here we offer and present unto thee, O Lord, ourselves, our