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for thee, and feed on him in thy heart by faith with thanksgiving And the Minister that delivereth the Cup to any

one, shall say, HE Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, which was shed

for thee, preserve thy body and soul unto everlasting life. Drink this in remembrance that Christ's blood was fhed for thee, and be thankful.

If the confecrated Bread or Wine be all spent before al} bave communicated, the Priest is to confecrate more, according to the form before prescribed; beginning at (Qur Saviour Christ in the same night, &c.] for the blessing of the Bread; and that (Likewise after Supper, &c.] for the blefing of the Cup.

When all have communicated, the Minister shall return to the Lord's Table, and reverently place upon it what remaineth of the consecrated Elements, covering the same with a fair linen cloth. Then shall the Priest say the Lord's Prayer, the People repeating after him every Petition. UR Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy

Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen. the bread, for whoever through carelessness loses any part of it, had much better lofe part of himself.” He tells us also the communicant made a cross with his two arms, and received the bread in the hollow of his right hand. The ordinance for receiving the Sacrament kneeling is at least as old as the time of St. Augustine; who remarks, “ that it is à lin not to receive the Sacrament in a posture of adoration;" in Psalm 98. When the Priest pronounces the words of delivering, “ Preserve thy body and soul, &c.” the communicant should answer, Amen; a practice rigidly observed in the ancient church. Cyril, Mystag. 5.

If the confecrated Bread, &c.] This and the next rubric were introduced at the last review. The third is found in the fecond book of Ed. ward VI.


After shall be said as followeth,
Lord and heavenly Father, we thy humble fervants

entirely defire thy fatherly goodness, mercifully to accept this our facrifice of praise and thanksgiving; most hunbly 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 remiffion of our fins, and all other benefits of his passion. And here we offer and present unto thee, O Lord, ourfelves, our souls and bodies, to be a reasonable, holy, and lively facrifice unto thee; humbly beseeching thee, that all we, who are partakers of this holy Communion, may be fulfilled with thy grace and heavenly benediction. And alıhough we be unworthy, through our manifold fins, to oifer unto thee any facrifice, yet we beseech thee to accept this our bounden duty and service; not weighing our merits, but pardoning our offences, through Jesus Chriit our Lord; by whom, and with whom, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, all honour and glory be unto thee, O Father Almighty, world without end. Amen.

Or this,
LMIGHTY and everliving God, we most heartily

thank thee, for that thou dost vouchsafe to feed us, who have duly received these holy mysteries, with the fpiritual food of the most precious Body and Blood of thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ; and dort aflure us thereby of thy favour and goodness towards us; and that we are very members incorporate in the mystical body of thy Son, which is the blessed company of all faithful people; and are also heirs through hope of thy everlasting king. dom, by the merits of the most precious death and palfion of thy dear Son. And we most humbly befeech thee, O heavenly Father, fo to assist us with thy grace,

O Lord and heavenly Father, &c.] This prayer, different in its beginning, and placed inmediately after the prayer of consecration, is found in Pilward Vith's first book. It assumed its present situation in his second payer-book.

allowighey and everlasting God, &c.). This form of praise and grateful acknowledgment was introduced into the second prayer-book of Edw. VI.

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that we may continue in that holy fellowship, and do all such good works as thou hast prepared for us to walk in, through Jesus Christ our Lord; to whom, with Thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.

Then fall be said or Jung :
LORY be to God on high, and in earth peace, good

will towards men. We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to thee for thy great glory, O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty.

O Lord, the only begotten Son Jesu Christ; O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us: Thou that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon u3: Thou that takest away the sins of the world, receive our prayer: Thou that fittest at the right hand of God the Father, have mercy upon us.

For thou only art holy, thou only art the Lord, thou only, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen. Then the Priest (or Bishop, if he be present) fall let them

depart with this Blessing. THE peace of God, which palleth all understanding,

keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord: and

Glory be to God, &c.] This noble hymn is of high antiquity. Its commencement is the enraptured song of angels on the birth of Christ. The other part of it is believed to be the composition of Telesphorus, A.D. 139. It is found in all the Eastern liturgies, particularly that of St. James, where it occurs thrice; and was expressly ordained to make a part of the Communion Service by the Council of Toledo, with a denunciation of excommunication against those who refused its use.-Con. Tolet. iv. c. 4. The Romish Miflal has it at the beginning of the facramental office, and thus it stands in the first book of Edward Vith. In his second Prayer Book it is placed where it is now found. Archbishop Usher found this sublime composition in many ancient manuscripts, under the title of vivos ewdives or morning hymn. He has given it in its original Greek, and with a Latin translation.-De Symbolis, p. 41.

Then the Priest &c.] It was an ordinance in the ancient church, that the congregation should not depart after the celebration of the facrament, until they had received the blessing of the bishop or the priest. Our form


the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst you, and remain with you always. Amen.

Collects to be said after the Offertory, when there is no
Communion, every such day one or more; and the fame may
be juid a'la, as often as occafon shall serve, after the Col-
kits either of Morning or Evening Prayer, Communion,
er Litany, by the discretion of the Minister.
SSIST us mercifully, O Lord, in these our fuppli-

cations and prayers, and dispose the way of thy fervants towards the attainment of everlasting falvation; that among all the changes and chances of this mortal life, they may ever be defended by thy most gracious and ready help, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. of being is in Edward VIth's first book, after which are the following rubricks, &e. “ Then the people shall answer, Amen. Where there are Rockrks, there the Priest fha fay all things appointed here for them to has. When the holy Communion is celebrated on the work-day, or in pria vure houses, then may be omitted the Gloria in Excelsis, the Creed, the dlomly, and the Exhortation beginning Dearly beloved, &c."

() All these prayers are in Edward Vith's first book; and were compofed at the Reformation. After them follow two prayers, one Arrain, and another for fair weather, from which situation they were removed at the Review in his reign, and placed as they now stand in our clumnen Prayer Books. At the end of the communion service in Edward Viih's tirid book are several rubrics, differing from those in our book; the

vi lingular and curious of which are the following: "For avoiding al matters and occasion of diffention, it is meet the bread prepared for the Communion be made through all this realm after one fort and fashion; that is to tay, unleavened and round, as it was before, but without any menoer of print, and something larger and thicker than it was; fo that it may be aptly divided into divers pieces; and every one shall be die murwo pieces at the least or more, by the discretion of the Miminder and to diftributed. Aad men must not think lefs to be received in here, than in the whole; bụt in each of them the whole body of our Saviour Joan Chutt. And forasmuch as the pastors, and curates within this realm,

in continually find at their costs and charges, in their cures, sufficient dirait and wine for the Holy Communion, (as oft as their parishioners shall Nepated for their fpiritual comfort to receive the same :) it is therefore

und that in recompence of such costs and chargęs, the parishioners of every pailh thall offer every Sunday, at the time of the Offertory, the just

and price of the Holy Loaf (with all such money and other things as Www wont to be offered with the fame) to the use of their pastors and their fested and that in fuchorder and course as they were wont to find and pay

i Holy Louf. Furthernzore, evcry man and woman to be bound

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beseech thee, to direct, fanctify, 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.

RANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that the

words which we have heard this day with our outward ears, may through thy grace be fo grafted inwardly in our hearts, that they may bring forth in us the fruit of good living, to the honour and praise of thy Name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. .


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most gracious favour, and further us with thy continual help; that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in thee, we may glorify thy holy Name; and finally by thy mercy obtain everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

all , knowest our neceslities before we ask, and our ignorance in asking; We beseech thee to have compassion upon our infirmities; and those things, which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask, vouchsafe to give us, for the worthiness of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Almighty God, who haft promised to hear the peribeseech thee mercifully to incline thine ears to us, that to hear and be at the divine service in the parish church where they be resident, and there with devout prayer, or godly filence and meditation, to occupy themselves; there to pay their duties; to communicate once in the year at least; and there to receive and take all other facraments and rites in this book appointed, &c. And although it be read in ancient writers, that the people many years past received at the priest's hands the Sacrament of the Body of Christ in their own hands, and no commandment of Christ to the contrary; yet forasmuch as they many times conveyed the fame fecretly away, kept it with them, and diverfly abused it to fuperftition and wickedness; left any such thing hereafter should be attempted, and that an uniformity might be used throughout the whole realm; it is thought convenient the people commonly receive the Sacrament of Christ's Body in their mouths at the priett's hands."

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