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If hen Jhall the Priejl receive the Eucharist in both kinds himself, and then proceed, to deliver the same in like manner to other Priests and Deacons, if any be there present, in order into their hands.
\And when he receiveth or d'elivereth the oblation^ he stall J'ayi The Body of Christ.
And the person receiving Jhall say, Amen?, And when he receiveth or delivereth the cup, he Jhall
The Blood of Christ, the cup of life;
Aster all the Clergy have communicated, the officiates ing Priest, or according to his direction any or all of the Priests or Deacons there present, stall administer the Eucharist in both kinds to the Deaconesses^ and then to the People in order into their handi, and last of all to, the children, according to the form above prej-cribea.
Whilst the Faithful are communicatihgi the fallowing Psalms, one or more of them, may be Jung Or J aid in this order: the 34^6, the 45th, the 133^, the
When all have communicated; what remdineth Sf the cbnjecrdted elements Jhall be reverently placed lipon the Altar and covered with a fair linen cloths o~f carried into the vestry by the Deacon or Deacons.
Then the Deacon being turned to the People j jhall fay;
HAving now received the precious Body .(tficj Blood of Christ, let us give thanks to him, who hath vouchsafed to admit us to the parties s
tion of his holy mysteries j and let us beseech, hirn^ that it may be, not to our condemnation but to our salvation, to the benefit of our souls and bodies, the preservation of us in godliness, the remission of our fins, and obtaining the life of the world to come. Let us commend ourselves to the only un* begotten God, and to his Christ.
Answ. Lord, have mercy: We beseech fhee to hear us, good Lord.
'Then the Priest standing before the Alt dr , shall say the-following thanksgiving, the congregation kneel" ing.
OLord God Almighty, the Father of Christ thy blessed Son, who hearest those that eafl upon thee with an upright heart, and knowest the supplications of those who in silence pray unto thee I We give thee thanks for that thou hast vouchsafed lo make us partakers of thy holy mysteries, which thou hast bestowed upon us for the entire confirmation of our faith, for our preservation in godliness, and the remission of our fins: For the name of thy Christ is called upon us-, and we are joined onto thee, 0 thou, who hast separated us from the fellowship of the ungodly, unite us with those who* are consecrated to thee in holiness j establish us in she truth by the power of thy Holy Spirit, enlighten ©ur ignorance, supply our defects, and strengthen our knowledge j preserve thy priests unblameable in thy service; keep the kings of the earth in peace, the rulers in righteousness-, the air in good temperature, the fruits of the ground in plenty, and ther whole world by thine almighty providence. Pacify
the the nations that delight in war, convert those who are in error, confirm them that are newly converted^ and sanctify thy people; preserve those who are in the state of virginity,- keep them that are engaged, in matrimony firm to the faith- and strengthen all who live in chastity *, bring the infants to years- of maturity5 [ instruct' the catechumens; and renderthem worthy of initiation, 'This is to be omitted •when there are no Catechumens ] and gather us all into the kingdom of heaven, through Jesus Christ our Lord; with whom to Thee and the Holy Ghost be glory, honour, and adoration, world without eftd, Amen.
Then the Beacon being turned to the People, jhdll fay I Bow down your heads to God through his Christ* and receive the Benediction.
Thenjhal! the Priest say the following prayer Of Behidiction, the People bowing their heads.
O Almighty God,- true, infinite,- and abbtfe all comparison, who art- every where, present ill all things in ah inexpressible manner, but not ciri Cumscribed by place j who dost not wax old With time, nor art terminated by the successions of ageS; who art not subject to generation, and stalest in ho need of preservation, but art incorruptible, invariable, and unchangeable; who dwellest in light inaccessible,^ and art invisible by nature j who art known to every seasonable creature that seekeih thee in uprightness, and art found by all that searchafter thee in love; G God of Israels the God of thy people who believe in Christ* mercifully hear me for thy name's fake,- and bless these thy servants Who bow down their necks unto thee j grant unto
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them the requests of their hearts as may be most expedient for them, and suffer none of them to be cast out of thy kingdom; but sanctify and keep them, protect, defend, and deliver them front the Adversary and from every enemy; guard their habitations, and preserve their going out and their coming in: For to Thee belongeth all glory, praise, and majesty, worship, and adoration, and to thy Son Jesus, thy Christ, our Lord and God and Kingr and to the Holy Spirit, now and for ever,, world without end. Amen,
And after a -pause; the Deacon Jhall say to the
People, Depart in peace.
'she Bread for the Eucharist may either be unleavened or such as is usual to be eaten, but the best and purest Wheat-Bread that conveniently may be gotten.
And the Eucharist Jhall be celebrated on every festival at least for which proper lefjbns are appointed; and all the Faithful are to frequent it constantly, unless sickness or other just and urgent occastons binder them.
Note, the Priest stall always consecrate more than is necessary for the communicants; and the remainder of the consecrated elements he Jhall carefully reserve for the life of the sick, or other persons who for any urgent cauj'e destre to communicate at their houses. But if there be not persons enow to receive the reserved elements, the Priest and Deacon Jhall devoutly and reverently receive them, either togethtr er J'eparately, on one day or more, according to their discretion, always observing that some os the consecrated elements be constantly reserved in the Vestry or some other convenient place in the Church under a safe lock, of which both the Priest and Deacon are to have a key.
The money given at the Offertory being the free-will offerings of the People to God, and solemnly devoted to him, the Priest stall take so much out of it as •will defray the charge of the Bread and Wine; and the remainder he stall keep or. part of it, or dispose of it or part of it to pious or charitable iijes? according to the .direction of the Bistop.