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that they be not high-minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the Living God, Who giveth us richly all things to enjoy: that they do good; that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life. 1 S. Tim. vi. 17, 18, 19.
God is not unrighteous, to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have showed toward His Name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister. Heb. vi. 10.
To do good, and to communicate, forget not; for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. Heb. xiii. 16.
While the Presbyter distinctly pronounceth some or all of these sentences for the Offertory, the Deacon, or (if no such be present), some other fit person, shall receive the devotions of the people there present, in a basin provided for that purpose. And when all have offered, he shall reverentlybring the said basin, with the oblations therein, and deliver it to the Presbyter; who shall humbly present it before the Lord, and set it upon the Holy Table, saying,
BLESSED be Thou, O Lord God, for ever and ever: Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, and the glory, and the
victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is Thine; Thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and Thou art exalted as Head over all; both riches and honour come of Thee, and of Thine Own do we give unto Thee. Amen.
And the Presbyter shall then offer up, and place the Bread and Wine prepared for the Sacrament upon the Lord's Table; and shall
It 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 *These words (Holy Everlasting God.
Father) must be omitted on Trinity Sunday.
Here shall follow the Proper Preface, according to the time, if there be any specially appointed; or then immediately follows the Hymn:
HEREFORE with Angels and Arch
THEger, and with all the company
of 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.
T PROPER PREFACES.
Upon Christmas Day, and seven days after.
B.Christ, Thine Only Son, to be
born (as on this day)* for us, Who by the operation of the Holy Ghost, was made Very
*During the seven days after Christmas say, as at this time.
Man, of the substance of the Blessed Virgin Mary, His Mother, and that without spot of sin, to make us clean from all sin. Therefore with Angels, &c.
Upon Easter-Day, and seven days after. UT chiefly are we bound to praise Thee, for the 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, and seven days after.
THROUGsus Christ our Lord: Who
'HROUGH Thy most Dearly-beloved
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 might we also ascend, and reign with Him in Glory. Therefore with Angels, &c.
say, as at this time.
¶ Upon Whit-Sunday, and six days after. HROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord, according to Whose most true promise, the Holy Ghost came down* (as on this day) from Heaven * During the six days with a sudden great after Whit-Sunday 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 are 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 only.
WOne only Person,
7HO art One God, One Lord; not
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. ¶ After each of which Preface shall immediately be sung or said,
"HEREFORE with Angels and Archangels, and with all the company of 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 the Presbyter, standing at such a part of the Holy Table as he may, with the most ease and decency, use both his hands, shall say the Prayer of Consecration as followeth :
LL Glory be to Thee, Almighty God, our Heavenly Father, for that Thou, of Thy tender Mercy didst give Thy Only Son Jesus Christ to suffer Death upon the