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in like manner giving themselves thy blessed saints in all virtuous and over to fornication, and going after godly living, that we may come to strange flesh, are set forth for an ex- those unspeakable joys, which thou ample, suffering the vengeance of hast prepared for those who unfeign. JESUS eternal fire. Likewise also these edly love thee, through filthy dreamers defile the flesh, de- CHRIST our Lord. Amen. spise dominion, and speak evil of digFor the Epistle. Rev. vii. 2. nities. AND I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living GOD; and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our GOD in their foreheads. And I heard the number of them which were sealed; and there were sealed a hundred and

forty and four thousand, of all the

The Gospel. St. John xv. 17. THESE things I command you; that ye love one another. If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater

than his lord; if they have perse-tribes of the children of Israel.
cuted me, they will also persecute
you; if they have kept my saying,
they will keep yours also. But all
these things will they do unto you
for my name's sake, because they
know not him that sent me. If I had
not come and spoken unto them, they
had not had sin: but now they have
no cloak for their sin. He that hateth
me, hateth my Father also. If I
had not done among them the works
which none other man did, they had
not had sin but now have they both
seen and hated both me and
my Fa-
ther. But this cometh to pass,
the word might be fulfilled that is
written in their law, They hated me
without a cause. But when the Com-
forter is come, whom I will send un-
to you from the FATHER, even the
SPIRIT of truth, which proceedeth
from the FATHER, he shall testify of
me. And ye also shall bear witness,

because have been with me from
the beginning.

The Collect.

O ALMIGHTY GOD, who hast knit together thine elect in one communion and fellowship, in the mystical body of thy Son CHRIST our Lord; grant us grace so to follow

Of the tribe of Judah were sealed

twelve thousand.

Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand.

Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand.

Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand.

Of the tribe of Nephthalim were sealed twelve thousand.

Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand.

Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand.

Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand.

Of the tribe of Issachar were seal. ed twelve thousand.

Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed

twelve thousand.

Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand.

Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.

After this I beheld, and lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; and cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our GOD, which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the

Lamb. And all the angels stood round forted. Blessed are the meek: for about the throne, and about the el- they shall inherit the earth. Blessed ders, and the four beasts, and fell are they which do hunger and thirst before the throne on their faces, and after righteousness: for they shall be worshipped GOD, saying, Amen filled. Blessed are the merciful: for Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are and thanksgiving, and honor, and the pure in heart: for they shall see power, and might, be unto our GOD GOD. Blessed are the peace-makers: for ever and ever. Amen. for they shall be called the children of GOD. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice and be exceeding glad for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

The Gospel. St. Matt. v. 1. JESUS seeing the multitudes, went up into a mountain; and when he was set, his disciples came unto him. And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be com

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If among those who come to be partakers of the Holy Communion, the Minister shall know any to be an open and notorious evil liver, or to have done any wrong to his neighbors by word or deed, so that the Congregation be thereby offended; he shall advertise him, that he presume not to come to the Lord's Table, until he have openly declared himself to have truly repented and amended his former evil life, that the Congregation may thereby be satisfied; and that he hath recompensed the parties to whom he hath done wrong; or at least declare himself to be in full purpose so to do, as soon as he conveniently inay.

The same order shall the Minister use with those, betwixt whom he perceiveth malice and hatred to reign; not suffering them to be partakers of the Lord's Table, until he know them to be reconciled. And if one of the parties, so at variance, be content to forgive from the bottom of his heart all that the other hath trespassed against him, and to make amends for that wherein he himself hath offended; and the other party will not be persuaded to a godly unity, but remain still in his frowardness and malice; the Minister in that case ought to admit the penitent person to the Holy Communion, and not him that is obstinate: Provided, that every Minister so repelling any, as is herein specified, shall be obliged to give an account of the same to the Ordinary, as soon as conveniently may be.

The Table, at the Communion-time, having a fair white linen cloth upon it, shall stand in the body of the church, or in the Chancel; and the Minister, standing at the north side of the table, or where Morning and Evening Prayer are appointed to be said, shall say the Lord's Prayer and the Collect following, the People kneeling; but the Lord's Prayer may be omitted, if Morning Prayer hath been said immediately before.

OUR Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven; Give us this. day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; And lead is not into temptation; But deliver us from evil: for thine is the King.

dom, and the Power, and the Glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.
The Collect.

ALMIGHTY GOD, unto whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid; cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of thy holy Spirit;

that we may perfectly love thee, and People. LORD, have mercy upon worthily magnify thy holy name, us, and incline our hearts to keep this through CHRIST our Lord. Amen. law.

Then shall the Minister, turning to the People, Minister. Honor thy father and rehearse distinctly the Ten Commandments; thy mother; that thy days may be and the People still kneeling, shall, after every long in the land which the LORD thy commandment, ask God mercy for their transgressions for the time past, and grace to keep GOD giveth thee. the law for the time to come, as followeth. Minister.

People. LORD, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Minister. Thou shalt do no mur.


GOD spake these words, and said, I am the LORD thy GOD; Thou shalt have none other gods but me.

People. LORD, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Minister. Thou shalt not make to thyself any graven image, nor the likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, or in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down to them, nor worship them: for I the LORD thy GoD am a jealous GOD; and visit the sins of the fathers upon the children, unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; and show mercy unto thousands in them that love me, and keep my commandments.

People. LORD, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Minister. Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy GOD in vain: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

People. LORD, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

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Minister. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his servant, nor his maid, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is his.

People. LORD, have mercy upon us, and write all these thy laws in our hearts, we beseech thee.

T Then the Minister may say,
Hear also what our Lord JESUS
CHRIST saith.

Minister. Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath-day. Six days THOU shalt love the LORD thy shalt thou labor, and do all that thou Gon with all thy heart, and with all hast to do; but the seventh day is thy soul, and with all thy mind: this the Sabbath of the LORD thy GOD. is the first and great commandIn it thou shalt do no manner of ment. And the second is like unto work; thou, and thy son, and thy it; Thou shalt love thy neighbor as daughter, thy man-servant, and thy thyself. On these two commandmaid-servant, thy cattle, and the ments hang all the law and the prostranger that is within thy gates. For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day; wherefore the LORD blessed the seventh day, and hallowed it.


Let us pray.

O ALMIGHTY LORD, and everlasting GOD, vouchsafe, we beseech thee, to direct, sanctify, and govern, both our hearts and bodies, in the

ways of thy laws, and in the works | my goods I give to the poor; and if of thy commandments; that, through I have done any wrong to any man, thy most mighty protection, both here I restore fourfold. St. Luke xix. 8. and ever, we may be preserved in Who goeth a warfare at any time body and soul, through our Lord and at his own cost? Who planteth a Saviour JESUS CHRIST. Amen. vineyard and eateth not of the fruit thereof? or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock? 1 Cor. ix. 7.

Then shall be said the Collect of the day: and immediately after the Collect, the Minister shall read the Epistle, saying, The Epistle (or, The portion of Scripture appointed for the Epistle) is written in the chapter of beginning at the verse. And the Epistle ended, he shall say, Here endeth the Epistle. Then shall he read the Gospel (the people all standing up) saying, The Holy Gospel is written in the chapter of, beginning at the-verse.

¶ Here the people shall say, Glory be to thee, O LORD.

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Then shall be read the Apostles' or Nicene

Creed: unless one of them hath been read

mediately before, in the Morning Service.

Then the Minister shall declare unto the People what Holy days, or Fasting days, are in the week following to be observed; and (if occasion be) shall notice be given of the Communion, and of the Bans of Matrimony, and

other matters to be published.

im-ordained, that they who preach the Gospel, should live of the Gospel. 1 Cor. ix. 13, 14.

He that soweth little, shall reap little; and he that soweth plenteously, shall reap plenteously. Let every man do according as he is disposed in his heart, not grudgingly, or of necessity; for GOD loveth a cheerful giver. 2 Cor. ix. 6, 7.

Let him that is taught in the word, minister unto him that teacheth, in all good things. Be not deceived,

LET your light so shine before men, that they may see your good GOD is not mocked: for whatsoever works, and glorify your Father a man soweth, that shall he reap. which is in heaven. St. Matt. v. 16.

Gal. vi. 6, 7.

Then shall follow the Sermon: after which, the Minister, when there is a Communion, shall return to the Lord's Table, and begin the Offertory, saying one or more of these sentences following, as he thinketh most convenient.

If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great matter if we shall reap your worldly things? 1 Cor. ix. 11.

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal. St. Matt.

Do ye not know, that they who minister about holy things, live of the sacrifice; and they who wait at the altar, are partakers with the altar? Even so hath the LORD also

vi. 19, 20.

Whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, even so do to them for this is the law and the prophets. St. Matt. vii. 12.

Not every one that saith unto me, LORD, LORD, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. St. Matt. vii. 21.


Zaccheus stood forth, and said unto the Lord, Behold, Lord, the half of

While we have time, let us do good unto all men and especially unto them that are of the household of faith. Gal. vi. 10.

Godliness is great riches, if a man be content with that he hath for we brought nothing into this world, nei. ther may we carry any thing out. 1 Tim. vi. 6, 7.

Charge them who are rich in this world, that they be ready to give, and glad to distribute; laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may attain eternal life. 1 Tim. vi. 17, 18, 19.

GOD is not unrighteous, that he will forget your works, and labor that proceedeth of love; which love ye have showed for his name's sake,

who have ministered unto the saints, | Church with the spirit of truth, and yet do minister. Heb. vi. 10. unity, and concord: and grant that To do good and to distribute, forget all those who do confess thy holy not; for with such sacrifices GOD is name may agree in the truth of thy well pleased. Heb. xiii. 16. holy word, and live in unity and Whoso hath this world's good, and godly love. We beseech thee also, seeth his brother have need, and shut-so to direct and dispose the hearts of teth up his compassion from him, all Christian rulers, that they may how dwelleth the love of GOD in truly and impartially administer jushim? 1 John iii. 17. tice, to the punishment of wickedness and vice, and to the maintenance of thy true religion and virtue. Give grace, O heavenly Father, to all Bi

Give alms of thy goods, and never turn thy face from any poor man; and then the face of the LORD shall not be turned away from thee. Tobit shops and other Ministers; that they iv. 7. may, both by their life and doctrine,

Be merciful after thy power. If set forth thy true and lively word, thou hast much, give plenteously; if and rightly and duly administer thy thou hast little, do thy diligence holy sacraments. And to all thy gladly to give of that little for so people give thy heavenly grace; and gatherest thou thyself a good reward, especially to this congregation here in the day of necessity. Tobit iv. present; that with meek heart, and 8, 9. due reverence, they may hear and receive thy holy word; truly serving thee in holiness and righteousness all the days of their life. And we most humbly beseech thee, of thy goodness, O LORD, to comfort and succor all those who, in this transitory life, are in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, or any other adversity. And we alsc bless thy holy name, for all thy serv ants departed this life in thy faith and fear; beseeching thee to give us grace so to follow their good examples, that with them we may be partakers of thy heavenly kingdom: Grant this, O'Father, for JESUS CHRIST's sake, our only Mediator and Advocate. Amen.

He that hath pity upon the poor, lendeth unto the LORD; and look, what he layeth out, it shall be paid him again. Prov. xix. 17.

Blessed be the man that provideth for the sick and needy: the LORD shall deliver him in the time of trouble. Ps. xli. 1.

Whilst these Sentences are in reading, the Deacons, Church wardens, or other at persons appointed for that purpose, shall receive the Alms for the poor, and other devotions of the people, in a decent basin to be provided by the parish for that purpose; and reverently

bring it to the Priest, who shall humbly present and place it upon the Holy Table.

And the Priest shall then place upon the table

so much bread and wine, as he shall think sufficient. After which done, he shall say,

Let us pray for the whole state of CHRIST'S Church militant.

When the Minister giveth warning for the celebration of the Holy Communion (which he ALMIGHTY and everliving shall always do upon the Sunday, or some Holy day immediately preceding) he shall read GOD, who by thy holy apostle, hast this Exhortation following: or so much thereof taught us to make prayers and supas, in his discretion, he may think convenient. plications, and to give thanks, for all DEARLY beloved, on day men: we humbly beseech thee most next, I purpose, through GOD's asmercifully ['to accept our alms and sistance, to administer to all such as oblations, and] to receive these our shall be religiously and devoutly disprayers, which we offer unto thy posed, the most comfortable sacrament divine majesty; beseeching thee to of the Body and Blood of CHRIST inspire continually the universal to be by them received, in remem brance of his meritorious cross and

remission of our sins, and are made passion; whereby alone we obtain

the words (to accept our alms and oblations, *If there be no alms or oblations, then shall

and) be left unsaid.

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