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wise the receivingvof the Holy Communion doth nothing else hut increase your condemnation. Therefore ii any of yon he a hlasphemer of God. an hioderer or slanderer of his Word, an adulterer, or he in malice or envy, or in any other grievous crime; repent ye of your sins, or else come not to that holy Tahle.
And hecause k is requisite that Do man should come 10 the Holy Communion, hut with a full trust in God's mercy, and with a quiet conscience ; therefore, if there he any of you, who hy this means cannot quiet his own conscience herein, hut requireth further comfort or counsel let him come to me, or to some other Minister of God's word, and open his grief; that he may receive such Godly counsel and advice, as may tend to the quieting of his conscience, and the removing of all scruple and douhtfulness. V Or,,%n east he shall see the People negligtnt to zone to the Holy Communion, instead of the former, he ahull use this Exho.totion.
TjEARLV heloved hrethren, on
*^ 1' intend, hy God's
grace, to celehra e the Lord's Supper; unto which, in God's hehalf, I hid you all who are here present; and heseech you for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, that ye will not refuse to come thereto, heing so lovingly called and hid den hy God himself. Ye know how grievous and unkind a thing it is when a man hath prepared a rich feast, decked his tahle with all kinds of provision, so llral there lacketh nothing hut the guests to sit down; and yet they who are called (without any aause) most unthankfully refuse Jo come. Which of you in such
a case would not he moved? Who would not think a great injury and wrong done unto him? Wherefore, most dearly heloved in Christ, take ye good heed, lest ye, withdrawing yourselves from this holy Supper, provoke God's indignation against yon. . It is an easy matter for a man to say, I will not communicate, hecause 1 am otherwise hindered with worldly husiness. 'But such ex- cuses are not so easily accepted, and allowed hefore God. If any man say, I am a grievous sinner, and thyefore am afraid to come; wherefore then do ye not repent and amend' When God calleth yon, are ye not ashamed to say, ye will not come? When ye should return to God, will ye excuse yourselves, and say, ye are not ready? Consider earnestly with yourselves, how little such feigned excuses will avail hefore God. They who refused the feast in the Gospel, hecause they had hought a farm, or would try their yokes of oxeu, or hecause they were married, were not so excused, hut counted unworthy of the heavenly feast. Wherefore, according to mine office, I hid you in the name of God, I cab) youinChrist'shehalf.I exhortyou, as ye love your own salvation, that ye will he partakers of this • Holy Communion. And as the . Son of God did vouchsafe to yield up his soul hy death upon the cross, for your salvation; so it is your duty to receive the ''. Communion in rememhrance of the sacriiice of his death, as he himself has commanded: Which • if ye shall neglect to do, consider with yourselves, how great is your ingratitude to God, and how soie
funishmcnt hangeth over your eadsl'or the same, when ye wilfully abstain from the Lord's Table, and separate from your breth ren who come to feed on the hanquet of that most heavenly food. These things if ye earnestly con sider, ye will hy God's grace, re turn to a better mind ; for the ob taining whereof we shall not cease to make our humble peti
. lions unto Almighty God, our
, heavenly Father.
I At the time of the Celebration of the Communion, the Priest lhall toy this Exhortation.
T\EARLY beloved in the Lord. *"^ ye who mind to come to the Holy Communion of the Body and Blood of our Saviour Christ, must consider how St. Paul ex horteth all persons diligently to try and examine themselves, before they presume to eat of that Bread, and drink of that Cup. For as the benefit is great, if with a true penitent heart and lively faith we receive that holy Sacrament; 80 isthedangcrgreatif wereceive the same unworthily. Judge therefore yourselves, brethren, that ye be not judged of the Lord; repeut ye truly for your sins past; have a lively and steadfast faith in Christ our Saviour; amend your lives, and be in perfect charity with all men : so shall ye be meet partakers of those holy Mysteries. And ahove all things, ye mustgive most humble andhearty thanks to God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, for the redemption of the world hy the death and passion of our Saviour Christ, hoth God and man; who did humble himself, even to the death upon the cross, for us miserable sinners, who lay in dark
ness and the shadow of death , that he might make us the children of God, and exalt us to everlasting life. And to the end that we should always remember the exceeding great love of our Master andonly Saviour Jesus Christ, thus dying for us, and 'he innumerable benefits which hy his precious blood-shedding he hath obtained for us, he hath instituted and ordained holy Mysteries, as pledges of his love, and for a continual remembrance of his death, to our great and endless comfort. To him therefore, with the Father, and the Holy Ghost, let us give (as we are most hounden) continual thanks; submitting ourselves wholly to his holy will and pleasure, and studying to serve him in true holiness and righteousness, all the days of our life. Amen. II Then shall the Priest say to those who
come to receive the Holy Communion, VE who do truly and earnestly repent you of your sins, and are in love and charity with your neighhours, and intend to lead a new life, followhigthccommandments of God, and walking from henceforth in his holy ways; draw near with faith, and take this holy Sacrament to your comfort; and make your bumble confession to Almighty God, devoutly kneeling.
I T Then shall this general Confession bt made, by the Priest and all those tvhm are ,ninieA to receive the Holy Communion, humbly kneeling.
A LMIGHTY God, Father of "^ our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of all things. Judge of all men; we acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, which we from time lo time most grievously have committed, by thought, word, and deed, against thy divine Majesty ; provoking
most justly thy wrath and indignation against us. We do earnestly repent, and are heartily sorry for these our misdoings; the rememhrance of them is grievous unto us; the hurthen of them is intolerahle. Have mercy upon ns. have mercy upon us, most merciful Father; for thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ's sake, forgive us all that is past; and grant that wc may ever hereafter serve and please thee in newness of life, to the honour and glory of thy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. J Thm shall the Prictt (the Bishop, yf he
he prtiaU) stand up, and turning to
the People, s/cy.
A LMlGHlTGod, our heaven *^ ly Father, who of his great mercy hath promised forgiveness of sins to all those who with hearty repentance and true faith turn unto him, have mercy upon you; pardon and deliver you from all your sins; confirm and strengthen you in all goodness ;'and hring you to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. V Then shall the Priest say,
Hear what comfortahle words our Saviour Christ saith unto all who truly turn to him. /''•OME unto me, all ye that tra^vel and are heavy laden, and I wiil refresh you. St. Matt, xi.28.
So God loved the world, that he gave his only hegotten Son, to the end that all that helieve in him should not perish, hut have ever lasting life St. John, iii. 16.
Hear also what St. Paul saith.
This is a true saying, and worthv of all men to he received/that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. I. Tim. i 15.
Hear also ".'hat St. John snith
If any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the propitiation for our sins. 1 John, ii. 1, 2.
t After which the Priett shall proceed, saying,
Lift up your hearts.
Answer. We lift them up unto the Lord.
Priest. Let us give thanks unto our Lord God.
Answer. It is meet and right so to do.
ff Then shall the Priett turn to the Lord's Tahle, and say,
TT is very meet, right, and our hounden duty, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto thee, O Lord, [*Holy Father,] Almighty everlasting God.
I T Here shall follow the proper Preface, according to the time, if thtre he any specially appointed; or else immediately shall he said or sung hy the Priest ana People,
rpHEREFORE 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, iord God of Hosts, heaven and earth are full of thy glory: Glory he to thee, O Lord Most High. Amen.
IT PROPER PREFACES. V Upon Christmas Day, and seven Days
after. X3ECAUSE thou didst give Jesus Christ, thine only Son, to he horn as at this time for us; who, hy the operation of the Holy Ghost, was made very man, of the suhstance of the Virgin Mary his Mother; and that without spot of sin, to make us clean from all sin: Therefore with An°o1s. &c.
* Thsm words [Holy Futaer] must he ntilted on Trinity Sundoy
T Upon Easter Day, and seven Days
after. "DUT chiefly ire we hound to ** prpise thee for the glorious resurrection of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord: For he is the very Paschal Lamh, which was offered for us, and hath taken away the sin of the world; who hy his death hath destroyed death, and, hy his rising to life again, hath restored to us everlasting life: Therefore with Angels, &c.
T Upon Ascension Day, and seven Days after.
rpuROUGH thy most dearly beloved Son Jesus Christ olir 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 Lord, trusting in our own righte
three persons in one substances
IT Or else this may be said, the eoordt
IT Then shall the Priestt kneeling eUmm
'W7"E do not presume to come to this thy Table, O merciful
glory: Therefore with Angels, Sic,
T Upon Whitsunday, and six Days after.
"IITHO art one God, one Lord;
* not one only person, but
ousness, but in thy manifold and great mercies. 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 hodies may be made clean by 1/ hody, and our souls washetI through his most precious blood and that we may evermore dwel in him, and he in us. Amen.
T When the Priest, standing before th Table, hath so ordered the Breast aru Wine, that he may with the more srea diness and decency break the Rre before the People, and take the c into his hands; he shall say the Proye of Consecration, asfolloweth .
A LL glory be to thee, Almigh
ty God, our heavenly Father
for that thou, of thy tender mer
cy, didst give thine only Son Jet
ns Christ to suffer death upon
/ ~ ".• upon all the
en for you; Do this Sread.
in remembrance of
me. Likewise after
supper CO he took (d) Hen heu
the cup; and when "JfcftZ
he had given thanks,
he gave it to them,
saying. Drink ye all
of this; for (e) (*) And here
the New Testament, ve,,efin which
which is shed for there it any
on, and for many, J££a*'"
or the remission of sins: Do this as oft m ye shall drink it, in remembrance of me.
n.o«siwn.WHEREFORE,0 *" Lord and heavenly Father, according to the institution of thy dearly fceloved Son oar Saviour Jesus Christ, we thy bumble servants,do celebrate snd make here before thy divine Majesty, with these thy holy gifts, which we now offer unto thee,
the memorial thy Sf.n hat■n commanded us to make •, Lav ii g in remembrance his blessed potion and preciousdeath, hismifhty resurrection and glorious escene siou; rendering unto thee most hearty thanks, for the innuniera ble benefits procured unto us hy the same.
r.ce(ion. Anil we most humbly beseech thee, O merciful Father, to hear u*; 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 Jesus Christ's holy institution, in remembrance of his Death and Passion, may be partakers of his most blessed Body and Blood. And we earnestly desire thy fatherly goodness, mercifully to accept this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving; most humbly beseeching thee to grant, that hy the merits and death of thy Son Jesus Christ, and through failh in hisblood, we, and all thy whote Church, may ohtain 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 hodies, to be a reasonable, holy, and living sacrifice unto thee; humbly beseeching thee, that we, and all others who shall be partakers of this holy Communion, may worthily receive the most precious Body and Blood of thy Son Jesus Christ, be filled with thy grace and heavenly benediction, and made one hody with him, that he may dwell in them, and they In him. And although we are unworthy, through our manifold U