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Here 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. I John ii. 1, 2.
After which, the Elder shall proceed, saying,
Then shall the Elder say,
T is very meet, right, and our bounden duty,
that we should at all times, 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 especially appointed; or else immediately shall follow : THEREFORE with Angels and Archangels,
and magnify thy glorious Name, evermore praising thce, 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.
Upon Christmas-Day. ECAUSE 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, and that without spot of sin, to make us clean from all sin. Therefore with Angels, &c.
* These words, (Holy Father,] must be omitted on Trinity Sunday.
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.
Upon Ascension-Day. THROUGH thy most dearly beloved Son Jesus
Christ our Lord; who, after his most glorious resurrection, manifestly appeared to all his Apostles, and in their sight ascended up into heaven, to prepare a place for us; and where he is, thither we might also ascend, and reign with him in glory. Therefore with Angels, 8c.
to whose most true promise the Holy Ghost came down, as at this time, from heaven with 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 into 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, &c.
Upon the Feast of Trinity.
person, but three persons in one substance. For that which we believe of the glory of the Fa ther, the same we believe of the Son, and of the
Holy Ghost, without any inequality. Therefore with Angels, 8c. After each of which Prefaces shall immediately be said,
VHEREFORE with Angels and Archangels,
and with all the company 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. Then shall the Ekler, kneeling down at the Table, say, in the
name of all them that shall receive the Communion, this Prayer following ; the people also kneeling.
E do not presume to come to this thry Table,
O merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteousness, but in thy manifold and great mercies. We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under thiy 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 me made clean by his body, and our souls washed through his most precious blood, and that we may evermore dwell in him, and he in us. Amen. Then the Elder shall say the Prayer of Consecration,
as followeth: LMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, who
of thy tender mercy, didst give thine only Son Jesus Christ to suffer death
for redemption; who made there (by his 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 memory of that his precious death until his coming again; hear us, merciful Father, we most humbly beseech thee, and grant that we, receiving these
thy creatures of bread and wine, according to thy
do this in remem- lay his hand upon brance of me. Likewise, after sup- a (a) Here he is to per, he took (d) the cup; and when take the Cup in bis he had given thanks, he gave it to hand.
(e) And here to
; them, saying, Drink ye all of this
lay his hand upon for this re) is my blood of the New the Cup. 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 of me. Amen. Then shall the Elder first receive the Communion in both
kinds himself, and then proceed to deliver the same to the other Ministers in like manner, (if any be present,) and after thal to the People also, in order, into their hands. And when he delivereth the Bread to any one, he shall say, VHE Body of our Lord Jesus Christ, which was
given for thee, preserve thy body and soul unto everlasting life. Take and eat this in remembrance that Christ died for thee, and feed on him in thy heart by faith with thanksgiving. And the Minister that delivereth the Cup to any one,
, THE 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 shed for thee, and be thankful. If the consecrated Bread or Wine be all used before all have
.communicated, the Elder is to consecrate more, according
to the form before prescribed ; beginning at (Our Saviour Cbrist, in the saine night, &c.) for the blessing of the Bread; and at (Likewise after supper, &c.) for the bless
ing of the Cup. When all have communicated, the Minister shall return to the
Lords Table, and place upon it what remaineth of the consecrated Elements, covering the same wilh a fair liner cloth.
Then shall the Elder say the Lord's Prayer, the
People repeating after him every Petition.
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, and the power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.
After which shall be said as followeth :
servants 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 remission of our sins, and all other benefits of his passion. And here we offer and present unto thee, O Lord, ourselves, our souls and bodies, to be a reasonable, holy, and lively sacrifice unto thee; humbly beseeching thee that all we who are partakers of this holy Communion, may be filled with thy grace and heavenly benediction. And although we be unworthy, through our manifold sins, to offer unto thee any sacrifice, yet we beseech thee to accept this our bounden duty and service; not weighing our merits, but pardoning our offences, through Jesus Christ our Lord; by whom,