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tion of thy Son JESUS CHRIST our LY GHOST, the Comforter; who are Lord: for he is the very Paschal one with thee in thy eternal GOD. Lamb, which was offered for us, and HEAD: Therefore with angels, &c. hath taken away the sin of the world; Then shall the Priest, kneeling down at th who by his death hath destroyed Lord's Table, say, in the name of all those whe shall receive the Communion, this Prayer foldeath, and, by his rising to life again, lowing: hath restored to us everlasting life: Therefore with angels, &c.
Upon Ascension-day, and seven days after.
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; that where he is, thither we might also ascend, and reign with him in glory: Therefore with angels, &c.
WE do not presume to come to this thy table, O merciful LORD, trusting in our own righteousness, but in thy manifold and great mer. cies. We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under thy 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 be made clean by his body, and our souls washed through his most precious blood, and that we may ever more dwell in him, and he in us. Amen.
hath so ordered the bread 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 :
Upon Whitsunday, and six days after. THROUGH JESUS CHRIST our Lord; according to whose most true promise, the HOLY GHOST came When the Priest, standing before the table, 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 knowledge of thee, and of thy Son JESUS CHRIST: Therefore with angels, &c.
ALL 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 sufficient sacrifice, oblation, and satisfaction, for the sins: of the whole world; and did insti tute, and in his holy gospel command Upon the Feast of Trinity only, may be said, us to continue, a perpetual memory WHO art one GOD, one LORD; of that his precious death and sacri. not one only person, but three per- fice until his coming again: for in the sons in one substance; for that which night in which he we believe of the glory of the FA- was betrayed a he THER, the same we believe of the took bread; and SON, and of the HOLY GHOST, with- when he had given out any difference or inequality thanks, bhe brake Therefore with angels, &c. it, and gave it to break the bread. his disciples, saying, Take, eat, this is c And here to lay his hand upon all my Body, which is the bread.. FOR the precious death and merits given for you; do this of thy Son JESUS CHRIST our Lord, in remembrance of and for the sending to us of the Home. Likewise, after
Or else this may be said, the words (Holy
a Here the Priest is to take the Paten into his hands.
b And here to
Here he is to supper d he took the reasonable, holy, and living sacrifice take the cup into his cup; and when he unto thee; humbly beseeching thee, had given thanks, he that we, and all others who shall be gave it to them, say- partakers of this Holy Communion, ing, drink ye all of may worthily receive the most preAnd here he is this, for this is my cious Body and Blood of thy Son to lay his hand up Blood, of the new JESUS CHRIST, be filled with thy on every vessel, in which there is any testament, which is grace and heavenly benediction, and wine to be conse- shed for you, and for made one body with him, that he many, for the re- may dwell in them, and they in mission of sins; do this as oft as ye him. And although we are unwor shall drink it, in remembrance of me. thy, through our manifold sins, to offer unto thee any sacrifice; yet we WHEREFORE, O beseech thee to accept this our boundThe Oblation. LORD and heavenly en duty and service, not weighing Father, according to the institution our merits, but pardoning our of of thy dearly beloved Son our Sav- fences; through JESUS CHRIST Our iour JESUS CHRIST, we, thy hum- Lord; by whom, and with whom, in ble servants, do celebrate and make the unity of the HOLY GHOST, all here before thy divine majesty, with honor and glory be unto thee, O these thy holy gifts, which we now FATHER ALMIGHTY, world without offer unto thee, the memorial thy end. Amen. 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. And we most humbly be
Here shall be sung a Hymn, or part of a
Then shall the Priest first receive the Com-
THE 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.
seech thee, O merciThe Invocation. ful Father, to hear us; and, of thy almighty goodness, vouchsafe to bless and sanctify, with thy Word and Holy Spirit, these thy gifts and creatures of bread and wine; that we, receiving them according to thy Son our Saviour JE-T And the Minister who delivereth the Cup, shall SUS CHRIST'S holy institution, in remembrance of his death and
If the consecrated bread and wine be spent be
THE Blood of our Lord JESUS sion, may be partakers of his most CHRIST, which was shed for thee, blessed Body and Blood. And we preserve thy body and soul unto earnestly desire thy fatherly good-everlasting life: Drink this in reness, mercifully to accept this our membrance that CHRIST's blood was sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving; shed for thee, and be thankful. 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 al
fore all have communicated, the Priest is to consecrate more, according to the form before prescribed; beginning at-All glory be to thee, Almighty God-and ending with these words -partakers of his most blessed Body and
When all have communicated, the Minister shall return to the Lord's Table, and reverent ly place upon it what remaineth of the conse crated elements, covering the same with a fair linen cloth.
Then shall the Minister say the Lord's Prayer, have mercy upon us. Thou that the People repeating after him every petition. takest away the sins of the world, OUR Father, who art in heaven, have mercy upon us. Thou that Hallowed be thy Name; Thy king-takest away the sins of the world, redom come; Thy will be done on ceive our prayer. Thou that sittest earth, as it is in heaven; Give us at the right hand of GOD the FAthis day our daily bread; And for- THER, have mercy upon us. give us our trespasses, as we forgive those who 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.
π After shall be said as followeth :
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 (the Bishop, if he be present) shall let them depart with this blessing:
Collects that may be said after the Collects of Morning or Evening Prayer, or Communion, at the discretion of the Minister.
ALMIGHTY and everliving THE peace of GOD, which passeth GOD, we most heartily thank thee, all understanding, keep your hearts for that thou dost vouchsafe to feed and minds in the knowledge and love us who have duly received these of GOD, and of his Son JESUS CHRIST holy mysteries, with the spiritual our Lord: and the blessing of GOD food of the most precious Body and ALMIGHTY, the FATHER, the SON, Blood of thy Son our Saviour JESUS and the HOLY GHOST, be amongst CHRIST; and dost assure us thereby you, and remain with you always. of thy favor and goodness toward Amen. 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 ever these our supplications and ASSIST us mercifully, O LORD, in lasting kingdom, by the merits of the and dispose the way of thy servants prayers; most precious death and passion of toward the attainment of everlasting thy dear Son. And we most hum-salvation; that among all the changes bly beseech thee, O heavenly Fa- and chances of this mortal life, they ther, so to assist us with thy grace, may ever be defended by thy most that we may continue in that holy gracious and ready help, through fellowship, and do all such good JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen. 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 honor and glory, world without end. Amen.
Then shall be said or sung, all standing, Gloria in excelsis, or some proper Hymn from the selection.
GRANT, we beseech thee, ALMIGHTY GOD, that the words which we have heard this day with our outward ears, may, through thy hearts, that they may bring forth in grace, be so grafted inwardly in our us the fruit of good living; to the honor and praise of thy name, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.
GLORY be to GOD on high, and on earth peace, good-will toward men. We praise thee, we bless DIRECT us, O LORD, in all our thee, we worship thee, we glorify doings, with thy most gracious favor, thee, we give thanks to thee for thy and further us with thy continual great glory, O LORD GOD, heavenly help; that in all our works begun, King, GOD the Father Almighty. continued, and ended in thee, we may O LORD, the only-begotten Son, glorify thy holy name; and finally, JESUS CHRIST: O LORD GOD, by thy mercy, obtain everlasting life, Lamb of GOD, SON of the FATHER, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord that takest away the sins of the world, | Amen.
ALMIGHTY GOD, the fountain | prayers and supplications unto thee; of all wisdom, who knowest our ne- and grant, that those things which cessities before we ask, and our ig- we have faithfully asked according norance in asking; we beseech thee to thy will, may effectually be ob to have compassion upon our infirmi-tained; to the relief of our necessity, ties; and those things which for our and to the setting forth of thy glory, unworthiness we dare not, and for through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. our blindness we cannot ask, vouch- Amen.
safe to give us, for the worthiness of thy Son JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Upon the Sundays and other Holy days (if
ALMIGHTY GOD, who hast promised to hear the petitions of those who ask in thy Son's name; we beseech thee mercifully to incline thine ears to us who have now made our
there be no Sermon or Communion) shall be said all that is appointed at the Communion, unto the end of the Gospel, concluding with the Blessing. And if any of the consecrated bread and wine remain after the Communion, it shall not be carried out of the church; but the Minister and other communicants shall, immediately after the Blessing, reverently eat and drink the same.
PUBLIC BAPTISM OF INFANTS,
TO BE USED IN THE CHURCH.
The people are to be admonished, that it is most convenient that Baptism should not be adeninis tered but upon Sundays and other Holy days, or Prayer days. Nevertheless (if necessity so require) Baptism may be administered upon any other day.
There shall be for every Male child to be baptized, when they can be had, two Godfathers and one Godmother; and for every Female, one Godfather and two Godmothers; and Parents shall be admitted as Sponsors, if it be desired.
When there are children to be baptized, the parents or sponsors shall give knowledge thereof, before the beginning of Morning Prayer, to the Minister. And then the Godfathers and Godmothers, and the people with the children, must be ready at the Font, either immediately after the last Lesson at Morning Prayer, or else immediately after the last Lesson at Evening Prayer, as the Minister, by his discretion, shall appoint. And the Minister coming to the Font (which is then to be filled with pure water) and standing there, shall say,
Hath this child been already baptized, or no?
¶ If they answer, No; then shall the Minister proceed, as followeth.
Then shall the Minister say,
Let us pray.
DEARLY beloved, forasmuch as all men are conceived and born in sin; and our Saviour CHRIST saith, None can enter into the kingdom of ALMIGHTY and everlasting GOD, except he be regenerate and GOD, who of thy great mercy, didst born anew of water and of the HOLY save Noah and his family in the ark GHOST; I beseech you to call upon from perishing by water; and also GOD the Father, through our Lord didst safely lead the children of Is JESUS CHRIST, that of his bounte- rael thy people through the Red Sea, ous mercy, he will grant to this child figuring thereby thy holy Baptism; that which by nature he cannot have; and by the baptism of thy well-belovthat he may be baptized with water ed Son JESUS CHRIST in the river and the HOLY GHOST, and received Jordan, didst sanctify water, to the into CHRIST's holy Church, and be mystical washing away of sin; we made a living member of the same. beseech thee, for thine infinite mer.
cies, that thou wilt mercifully look ren to come unto me, and forbid them upon this child; wash him, and sanc- not; for of such is the kingdom of tify him with the HOLY GHOST; that GOD. Verily I say unto you, Whohe, being delivered from thy wrath, soever shall not receive the kingdom may be received into the ark of of GOD as a little child, he shall not CHRIST'S Church; and being stead-enter therein. And he took them up fast in faith, joyful through hope, and in his arms, put his hands upon them, rooted in charity, may so pass the and blessed them. waves of this troublesome world, that finally he may come to the land of everlasting life; there to reign with thee, world without end, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.
ALMIGHTY and immortal GOD, the aid of all who need, the helper of all who flee to thee for succor, the life of those who believe, and the re
After the Gospel is read, the Minister shall make this brief Exhortation upon the words of the Gospel :
BELOVED, , ye hear in this Gospel the words of our Saviour CHRIST, that he commanded the children to he brought unto him; how he blamed those who would have kept them from him; how he exhorteth all men to follow their innocency. Ye persurrection of the dead; we call upon and deed, he declared his good will ceive how, by his outward gesture thee for this infant, that he, coming toward them: for he embraced them to thy holy baptism, may receive remission of sin, by spiritual regenerain his arms, he laid his hands upon tion. Receive him, O LORD, as thou them, and blessed them. Doubt ye hast promised by thy well-beloved not therefore, but earnestly believe, that he will likewise favorably reSon, saying, Ask, and ye shall have; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and ceive this present infant; that he it shall be opened unto you: So give will embrace him with the arms of now unto us who ask; let us who him the blessing of eternal life, and his mercy; that he will give unto seek, find; open the gate unto us who knock; that this infant may kingdom. Wherefore, we being thus make him partaker of his everlasting enjoy the everlasting benediction of thy heavenly washing, and may come persuaded of the good will of our to the eternal kingdom which thou heavenly Father toward this infant, hast promised by CHRIST our Lord. declared by his Son JESUS CHRIST and nothing doubting, but that he favorably alloweth this charitable work of ours, in bringing this infant to this holy baptism; let us faithfully and devoutly give thanks unto him, and say,
Sponsors; and from thence to the Prayer im
¶ Then the Minister shall say as follows: or else shall pass on to the questions addressed to the mediately before the immersion, or the pouring of water on the infant. But note; that, in every church, the intermediate parts of the Service shall be used, once at least in every ALMIGHTY and everlasting month (if there be a baptism) for the better instructing of the people in the grounds of GOD, heavenly Father, we give thee Infant Baptism. humble thanks, that thou hast vouchHear the words of the gospel, writ-safed to call us to the knowledge of ten by St. Mark, in the tenth chapter, at the thirteenth verse.
thy grace, and faith in thee: increase this knowledge, and confirm this faith in us evermore. Give thy HoTHEY brought young children to LY SPIRIT to this infant; that he CHRIST, that he should touch them; may be born again, and be made an and his disciples rebuked those who heir of everlasting salvation, through brought them. But when JESUS our Lord JESUS CHRIST, who liveth saw it, he was much displeased, and and reigneth with thee and the HOLY said unto them, Suffer the little child-SPIRIT, now and for ever. Amen.