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* These words, Holy Father, must be omitted on Trinity Sunday.

"I Upon Whitsunday, and siac Days after.

HROUGH 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, &je.

T Upon the Feast of Trinity only, may be said,

HO 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 difference or inequality: Therefore with Angels, &c.

T Or else this may be said, the words. Holy Father being retained in the introductory.Ad. dress.

Fo 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 Godol. Therefore with Angels, C.

TI Then 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: W. do not presume to come to this thy 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 underthy table. But thou art the same Lord, whose property is always to have mercy: Grantus 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 evermore dwell in him,

and he in us. Amen.

T. When the Bishop, standing before the Table, hath so ordered the "...# 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 Consecration, as followeth:

Ao glory be to thee, Almighty God, our heavenly Father, for that thou, of thy tender mercy, didst give thine only Son Jesus Christ to suffer death upon the cross for our redemption; who made there, by his one oblation of himself once offered, a full, perfect, and suf. ficient sacrifice, oblation, and satisfaction, for the sins of the whole world; and did institute, and in his holy Gospel command us to continue aperpetual memory of that his precious death and sacrifice until his coming again: For, in the night in which he was betrayed, (a) he took Bread; and when he had given thanks, (b) he brake it, and gave it to his disciples,

(a) Here the Bishop is to take the Paten into his hands.

(b) And here to break the Bread.

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sion of sins: Do this as oft as ye shall drink it, in remembrance of me.

- HEREFORE, O ~~~Wł. heaven. ly 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 §r unto thee, the memorial thy Son hath 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 benefits procured unto us by the same.

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brance of his Death and Passion, may 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 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 living sacrifice unto thee; humbly beseeching thee, that we, and all others who shall be partakers of this holy Communion, may worthily receive the most precious Body and Blood of th Son Jesus Christ, be filled wi thy grace and heavenly benediction, and made one body with him, that he may dwell in them, and they in him. And although we are 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, and with whom, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, all honour and glory be unto thee, O Father Almighty, world without end. Amen.

T Here shall be sung a Hymn, or part of a Hymn, from the Selection for the Feasts and Fasts, &c.

T Then shall the Bishop first receive the Communion in both kinds himself, and proceed to deliver the same to the Bishops, Priests, and JDeacons, in like manner, and, after that, to the People also in order, into their hands, all devoutly kneeling ; ...And when he delivereth the Bread, he shall &ay,

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duly received these holy mysteries, with the spiritual food of the most precious Body and Blood of thy Son our Saviour "Jesus Christ; and dost assure 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 kingdom, by the merits of the most precious death and passion of thy dear Son. And we most humbly beseech thee, O heavenly Father, so to assist us with thy grace, 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. 172672.

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God the Father. Amen. * Then the Bishop shall let them depart with this Blessing. T E peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in

the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord: And the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst you, and remain with you always. Amen.

TI If any of the consecrated Bread and Wine remain after the Communion, it shall not be carried out of the Church; but the Bishop and other Communicants shall, immediately after the Blessing, reverently eat and drink the same.

Here endeth the order for the Administration of the Holy Communion.

THE FORM OF Consecration of a Church or Chapel, According to the order of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United

States of America, as established by the

ishops, the Clergy, and Laity

of said Church, in General Convention, in the month of September, A. D.


T; The Bishop is to be received at the entrance of the Church or Chapel by the Church-wardens and Vestrymen, or some other Persons appointed for thatso. The Bishop and

the Cler

who are present, shall go up the aisle of the Churc

or Chapel, to the Commu

nion Table, repeating the 24th Psalm alternately, the Bishop one verse, and the Clergy


Psalm xxiv. HE earth is the Lord’s and all that therein is: the comass of the world, and they that É.i. therein. 2 For he hath founded it upon the seas, and prepared it upon the floods. 3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord, or who shall rise up in his holy place? 4. Even he that hath clean hands and a pure heart; and that hath not lift up his mind unto yanity, nor sworn to deceive his neighbour. 5 He shall receive the blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation. 6 This is the generation of them that seek him: even of . that seek thy face, O JaCOO.

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