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Sacrament, (for then we fpiritually eat the flesh of Christ, and drink his blood; then we dwell in Christ,and Christ in us; we are one with Christ, and Chrift with us,) fo is the danger great, if we receive the fame unworthily. For then we are guilty of the body and blood of Christ Bur Saviour; we eat and drink our own damnation, not confidering the Lords body; we kindle Gods wrath against us; we provoke him to plague us with divers difeafes, and fundry kinds of death. Judge therefore your felves,brethren, that ye be not judged of the Lord; repent you truly for your fins paft, have a lively and ftedfaft faith in Chrift our Saviour: amend your lives, and be in perfect charity with all men, fo fhall ye be meet partakers of those holy mysteries. And above all things ye muft give most humble and hearty thanks to God the Father, the Son, and the holy Ghoft, for the redemption of the world by the death and paffion of our Saviour Chrift, both God and Man, who did humble himfelfeven to the death upon the crofs, for us miferable finners,who lay in darkness & the fhadow of death, that he might make us the children of God,and exalt us to everlafting life. And to the end that we should alway remember the exceeding great love of our Master,and only Saviour, Jefus Chrift,thus dying for us,and the in numerable benefits which by his precious blood-fhedding he hath obtained to us; he hath inftituted and ordained holy myfteries, 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 Ghoft, let us give (as we are most bounden) continual thanks,fubmitting our felves wholly to his holy will and pleafure,and studying to ferve him in true holinefs and righteoufnefs all the days of our life. Amen. Then fhall the Priest fay to them that come to receive the Holy Communion,
VE that do truly and earnestly repent you of your fins, 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 comfort; and make your humble confeflion to Almighty God,meekly kneeling upon your knees. Then fhall this general Confeffion be made in t.e name of all those that are minded to receive the holy Communion, by one of the Minifters,both he and all the people kneeling humbly upon their knees, and frying, ALmighty God,Father of our Lord Jefus Chrift, Maker of all things, Judge of all men, We acknowledge and bewail our manifold fins,and wickednefs, Which we from time to time moft grievously have committed, By thought, word, and deed, Against thy divine Majefty, provoking moft juftly thy wrath and indignation againit us. We do earneftly repent, And are heartily forry for thefe our mifdoings, The remembrance of them is grieVous unto us; The burden of them is intolerable. Havel mercy upon us, Have mercy upon us, moft merciful Fa-l ther; For thy Son our Lord Jefus Chrifts fake, Forgive us all that is paft, And grant that we may ever hereafter ferve and please thee in newness of life, To the honour and glory of thy Name, Through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.
Then fhall the Priest (or the Bishop being prefent) Stand up, and turning himself to the people, pronounce this Abfolution.
Lmighty God our heavenly Father, who of his great mercy hath promifed forgivenefs of fins to all them that with hearty repentance and true faith turn unto him; Have mercy upon you, pardon and deliver you from all your fins, confirm and ftrengthen you in all goodnefs, and bring you to everlasting life,through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.
g Then fhall the Priest fay,
Hear what comfortable words our Saviour Chrift faith unto all that truly turn to him.
Ome unto me, all that travel and are heavy laden, and I will refresh you.
So God loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, to the end that all that believe in him fhould not perish, but have everlasting life. S. John 3.16.
Hear alfo what S. Paul faith.
This is a true faying, and worthy of all men to be received, that Jefus Chrift came into the world to fave finners 1 Tim.1.15.
Hear alfo what S. John faith.
If any man fin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jefus Chrift the righteous:and he is the propitiation for our fins. 1 S.John 2.1.
After which, the Priest fhall proceed, saying,
Lift up your hearts.
Anf. We lift them up unto the Lord.
Prieft. Let us give thanks unto our Lord God.
Then fhall the Priest turn to the Lords Table, and fay, T is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we fhould at all times, and in all places give thanks unto thee, O Lord,*Holy Father, Almighty,everlasting God. *These words [Holy Father] must be omitted on Trinity Sunday.
Here fhall follow the proper Preface, according to the time, if there be any specially appointed: or elfe immediately fhall follow,
Therefore with Angels and Archangels, and with all the company of Heaven,we laud and magnifie thy glorious Name, evermore praifing thee, and faying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hofts, Heaven and earth are full of thy glory. Glory be to thee, O Lord mort high. Amen.
Upon Christmas day, and feven days after. Ecaufe thou didst give Jefus Chrift 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 fibstance of the Virgin Mary his mother, and that
without fpot of fin,to make us clean from all fin. Therefore with Angels, &c.
Upon Eafter day, and feven days after.
Ut chiefly are we bound to praife thee for the glorious refurrection of thy Son Jefus Christ our Lord: for he is the very Pafchal Lamb, which was offered for us, and hath taken away the fin of the world; who by his death hath destroyed death, and by his rifing to life again hath restored to us ever lafting life. Therefore, &c.
Upon Afcenfion day, and feven days after.
Hrough thy most dearly beloved Son Jefus Chrift our Lord, who after his moft glorious refurrection manifeftly appeared to all his Apoftles, and in their fight afcended up into heaven to prepare a place for us, that where he is,thither we might alfo afcend, and reign with him in glory. Therefore, &c.
g Upon Whit funday, and fix days after.
"Hrough Jefus Chrift our Lord,according to whofe moft true promife, the holy Ghoft came down as at this time from heaven with a fudden great found,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 alfo boldness with fervent zeal conftantly to preach the Gospel unto all nations, whereby we have been brought out of darkness and errour into the clear light and true knowledge of thee, and of thy Son Jefus Chrift. Therefore with Angels, &c.
Upon the Feast of Trinity only.
Ho art one God, one Lord; not one only perfon, but three perfons in one fubftance. For that which we believe of the glory of the Father, the fame we believe of the Son,and of the holy Ghoft, without any difference 'or inequality.. Therefore, &c.
After each of which Prefaces, fhall immediately be fung or faid,
"Herefore with Angels and Archangels,and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnifie thy glorious Name,evermore praifing thee,and faying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hofts, heaven and earth are full of thy glory. Glory be to thee, O Lord most High.
Then fhall the Prieft kneeling down at the Lords Table,fay in the nam of all them that fall receive the Communion, this Prayer following:
WE E do not prefume to come to this thy Table,
O merciful Lord, trufting in our own righteoufnefs,but in thy manifold and great mercies. We are not worthy fo much as to gather up the crumbs under thy Table. But thou art the fame Lord, whofe property is always to have mercy; Grant us therefore, gracious Lord,fo to eat the flesh of thy dear Son Jefus Christ, and to drink his bloud that our finful bodies may be made clean by his body, and our fouls washed through his moft precious bloud, and that we may evermore dwell in him, and he in us, Amen.
When the Prieft ftanding before the Table, hath fo ordered the Bread ond 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 fay the Prayer of Confecration as followeth,
Lmighty God, our heavenly Father, who of thy tender mercy didft give thine only Son Jefus Chrift to fuffer death upon the cross for our redemption,who made there (by his one oblation of himfelf once offered) a full,perfect,& fufficient facrifice,oblation and fatisfaction for the fins of the whole world,& 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, O merciful Father, we moft humbly befeech thee, and grant that we receiving thefe thy creatures of Bread and Wine, according to thy Son our Saviour JefusChrifts holy inftitution, in remembrance of his death and paffion, may be partakers of his moft