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was betrayed (a) took bread, and when he had given thanks; (b)he brake it, and gave it to his difciples, faying, Take, eat, (c)this is my Body which is given for you, do this in remembrance of me. Likewife after (d) Here be fupper (d) he Cup into bis took the cup, and Hand, when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, faying, Drink ye all of this, for to lay bis bands this (e) is my upon every Vef Blood of the fel in which sbereis anyWine New Covenant, and Water to be which is fhed confecrated. for you and for many for the remifion of fins: Do this, as oft as ye fhall drink it, in remembrance of me. Wherefore O Lord and Heavenly Father, according to the Inftitution of thy dearly beloved Son our Saviour Jefus Chrift, we thy humble Servants do celebrate and make here before thy divine Majefty, with thefe thy holy Gifts, the Memorial which thy Son hath commanded us to make: Having in remembrance his bleffed Paffion, mighty Refurrection, glorious Afcenfion, and fecond coming to judge the world in righteouf

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nefs; rendring unto thee moft hearty thanks for the innumerable benefits procured unto us by the fame; and we entirely defire thy Fatherly goodness, mercifully to accept this our facrifice of praife and thanksgiving; moft humbly befeeching thee to grant, that by the merits and death of thy Son Jefus Chrift, and through faith in his blood, we and all thy whole Church may obtain remiffion of our fins, and all other benefits of his paffion. And here we offer and prefent unto thee, O Lord, these thy Gifts, as Memorials of the precious body and blood of thy dear Son; befeeching thy divine Majefty to have pity upon us, and hear all our fupplications which we put up unto thee in his name: and together with them, we alfo offer and prefent unto thee, ourselves, our foulsand bodies, to be a reasonable, holy, and lively facrifice unto thee; humbly beseeching thee, that all we who are partakers of this holy Communion, may be filled with thy grace and heavenly benediction. And altho' we be unworthy thro' our manifold fins to offer unto thee any facrifice, yet we beseech thee to accept this our bounden duty and fervice; not weighing our merits, but pardoning our offences, thro'


Jefus Chrift our Lord; by whom, and with whom, in the Holy Ghoft, all honour and glory be unto thee, O Father Almighty, world without end. Amen. Then let the Prieft fay, Holy things for Holy Per



And let the People Anfwer, Here is one that is Holy; there is one Lord; one Jefus Chrift, bleffed for ever, to the glory of God the Father. Amen. Hofanna to the Son of David! bleffed be he

that cometh in the name of the Lord, being the Lord God who appeared to us, Hofanna in the highest! Then ball the Bishop or Pref byter first receive the Communion in both kinds himself, and then proceed to deliver the fame to the Bishops, Priefts and Deacons in like manner (if any be prefent) and after that to the People alfo in order, into their hands, all standing, with great reverence. And when he delivered the bread to any one, he shall fay, ΤΗ

H E Body of our Lord Jefus Chrift, which was given for thee, preferve thy body and foul unto everlafting life.

And the Minifter that deliver reth the Cup to any one ball Say, THE Blood of our Lord Jefus Chrift, which was fhed for thee, preferve thy

body and foul unto everlafting life,

Here fome proper Hymn or Pfalm fhall be fung, while the Congregationispartaking. If the confecrated Elements be all fpent before all have communicated, the Prieft is to confecrate more, according to the Form before prefcribed: Beginning at thefe words, Almighty God, our Heavenly Father, &c. [The most ancient form of Confecration, Oblation, and Delivery of the Elements. BEing mindful of thofe

things that Chrift endured for our fakes, we give thee thanks, O God Almighty, not in such a manner as we ought, but as we are able; and fulfil his Conftitution. For in the fame night that he was betrayed, he took Bread in his holy and undefiled Hands; and looking up to thee, his God and Father, he brake it, and gave it to his difciples, faying, This is the mystery of the new Covenant ; take of it, and eat; this is my Body which is broken for many, for the remiffion of fins. In like manner alfo he took the cup, and mixed it of Wine and Water, and fanctified it, and delivered it to them, faying, Drink ye all of this for this is my blood which is fhed for many, for the remiffion of fins. Do this in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat thisBread, and


drink this Cup, ye do fhew forth my death until I come. Being mindful therefore of his Paffion, and Death, and Refurrection from the dead, and Afcenfion into the Heavens, and his future fecond appearing, wherein he is to come with Glory and Power to judge the Quick and the Dead, and to recompence to every one according to his works, we offer to thee, our King and our God, according to his Conftitution, this Bread, and this Cup; giving thee thanks thro' him, that thou hast thought us worthy to ftand before thee, and to facrifice to thee. And we

beseech thee that thou wilt mercifully look down upon thefe Gifts, which are here

fet before thee, O thou God

who ftandeft in need of none of our Offerings: And do thou accept them to the honour of thy Chrift; and fend down thine Holy Spirit, the witness of the Lord Jefus's Sufferings, that he may fhew this Bread to be the Body of thy Chrift, and this Cup to be the Blood of thy Chrift; that thofe who are 'partakers thereof may be trengthened for Piety, may obtain the remiffion of their Sins, may be deliver'd from the Devil and his deceit, may be filled with the Holy Ghoft,

may be made worthy of thy

Chrift, and upon thy recon- / ciliation to them, O Lord

Almighty, may obtain eternal Life.

Then let the Bishop give the Oblation, faying, The Body of Chrift. And let him that receiveth, fay, Amen. And let the Deacon take the Cup; and when he gives it, let him fay, The Blood of Chrift; the Cup of Life. And let him that drinketh, fay, Amen.]

When allhave communicated, the Minifter fhall return to the Lord's Table, and reverently place upon it what remaineth of the confecrated Elements, covering the fame with a fair linen cloth. Then may the Priest fay the Lord's Prayer, the People repeating after him every Petition.

OUR Father which 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 usour * Debts, as trefpaffes, As we we forgive forgive them that our trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from +



evil: For thine + The evil is the kingdom, One. the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen. Then fhall follow this Thankf

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thank thee, for that thou doft vouchsafe to feed us, who have duly received thefe holy Myfteries, with the fpiritual food of the most precious Body and Blood of thy Son our Saviour Jefus Chrift; and doft affure us thereby of thy favour and goodness towards us; and that we are very members incorporate in the myftical body of thy Son, which is the bleffed company of all faithful people; and are alfo heirs, thro' hope, of thy everlafting Kingdom, by the merits of the moft precious death and paffion of thy ear Son: And we moft humbly befeech thee, O heavenly Father, fo to affift us with thy grace, that we may continue in that holy fellowship,and do all fuch good works as thou haft prepared for us to walk in ; thro' Jefus Christ our Lord; to

whom with thee in the Holy Ghoft, be all honour and gloworld without end. Amen. Then fhall be faid or fung, Glory be toGod on high,


and on earth peace,good will towards men. We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to thee for thy great glory, O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty.

We alfo glorify thee, the only begotten Son Jefus Chrift; Lamb of God, Son

of the Father, that takest away the fins of the world, and fitteft at the right-hand of God the Father.

For thou art holy, thou art the Lord, thou OChrist, art moft high in the glory of God the Father. Amen. Then the Bishop or Prefbyter fball let them depart with this Bleffing. THE peace of God which paffeth all understanding keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jefus Chrift our Lord; And the bleffing of God Almighty be amongst you, and remain with you always. Amen.

Collects fit to be faid after the Communion before the Bleffing; or at other times, at the difcretion of the Minifter.

A Sift us mercifully, O

Lord, in these our fupplications and prayers, and difpofe the way of thy fervants towards the attainment

of everlafting falvation; that

among all the changes and miseries of this mortal life, we may ever be defended by thy moft gracious and ready help, thro' Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.

Almighty Lord, and everlafting God, vouchfafe, we beseech thee, to direct, fanctify and govern both our hearts and bodies in the


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ways of thy laws, and in the

worksof thy commandment; that through thy moftmighty protection, both here and ever, we may be preferved in body and foul, through our Lord and Saviour Jefus Christ.

ALmighty God, the foun

tain of all wisdom, who knoweft our neceffities before we ask, and our ignorance in afking; We befeech thee to have compaffion upon our infirmities; and thofe things which for our unwor

Grant, we beseech thee, thiness we other wife dare not,

Almighty God, that the words which we have heard this day with our outward ears, may through thy grace be fo grafted inwardly

in our hearts, that they may

bring forth in us the fruit of good living, to the honour and praife of thy Name, thro' Jefus Christ our Lord. A


A Sfift us, O Lord, in all

our doings, with thy moft gracious favour; and further us with thy continual help; that in all our works, begun, continued, and ended in thee, we may glorify thy holy Name,andfinally by thy mercyobtain everlafting life, through Jefus Christ our Lord. Amen.

or for our blindness we cannot afk, vouchsafe to give us, for the worthiness of thy Son Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.

ALmighty God, who haft

promised to hear the petitions of them that afk in thy Son'sName; We befeech thee mercifully to incline thine ears to us, that have

made now our prayers and

fupplications unto thee: and grant that thofe thingswhich we have faithfully afked according to thy will, may effectually be obtained, to the relief of our neceffity, and to the fetting forth of thy glory, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.

Note, That the Communion is to be celebrated every Lord's Day; and all the faithful are to frequent it conftantly, unless fickness, or other just and urgent occafions binder them.


The Ministration of Baptism and Confirmation. Hen anyChildren or grown Perfons are to be baptized, timely notice fhall be given to the Bishop, or Pref byter; that fo due care may be taken for their Exami nation, whether they be fufficiently inftructed in the Principles of the Chriftian Religion, and willing to fubmit to the Laws of the Gospel ; and that they may be exhorted to pre


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