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AN

ANSWER

TO ALL THE

EXCUSES AND PRETENCES

WHICH MEN ORDINARILY MAKE FOR THEIR NOT COMING TO

THE

HOLY COMMUNION.

TO WHICH IS ADDED,

A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE END AND DESIGN OF THE HOLY COMMUNION, THE
OBLIGATION TO RECEIVE IT, THE WAY TO PREPARE FOR IT, AND THE

BEHAVIOUR OF OURSELVES BOTH AT AND AFTER IT.

WITH PRAYERS AND MEDITATIONS

SUITABLE TO THE OCCASION,

fitted for every capacity, and very proper to be given away by such

as are charitably inclined.

BY THE MOST REVEREND

EDWARD SYNGE, D.D.

LATE LORD ARCHBISHOP OF TUAM,

A NEW EDITION.

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR C. & J. RIVINGTON,
Booksellers to the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge;

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD,
AND WATERLOO-PLACE, PALL-MALL.

TO THE READER.

If thou hast received any satisfaction or benefit by this little book, lend it to thy Neighbour for his good.

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Printed by R. GILBERT, St. John's Square, London.

AN

ANSWER

TO ALL THE

EXCUSES AND PRETENCES

WHICH MEN ORDINARILY MAKE FOR THEIR NOT COMING TO

THE HOLY COMMUNION.

A certain man made a great supper, and bade many ; and sent his servant at supper-time, to say to them that were bidden, come, for all things are now ready. And they all, with one consent, began to make excuse, Luke xiv. 16, 8:c. The design of this Parable is to represent the manner of God's dealing with the people of the Jews, upon their rejecting the faith of

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