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be exceeding glad; for great is persecuted they the prophets your reward in heaven: for so which were before you.
THE ORDER FOR THE
Administration of the Lord's Supper,
If among those who come to be partakers of the Holy Communion, the Minister shall know any to be an open and notorious evil liver, or to have done any wrong to his neighbours by word or deed, so that the Congregation be thereby offended; he shall advertise him, that he presume not to come to the Lord's Table, until he have openly declared himself to have truly repented and amended his former evil life, that the Congregation may thereby be satisfied, and that he hath recompensed the parties to whom he hath done wrong; or at least declare himself to be in full purpose so to do, as soon as he conveniently may.
The same order shall the Minister use with those, betwixt whom he perceiveth malice and hatred to reign; not suffering them to be partakers of the Lord's Table, until he know them to be reconciled. And if one of the parties, so at variance, be content to forgive from the bottom of his heart all that the other hath trespassed against him, and to make amends for that wherein he himself hath offended; and the other party will not be persuaded to a godly unity, but remain still in his frowardness and malice; the Minister in that case ought to admit the penitent person to the Holy Communion, and not him that is obstinate: Provided, that every Minister so repelling any, as is herein specified, shall be obliged to give an account of the same to the Ordinary, as soon as conveniently may be.
The Table, at the Communion-time, having a fair white linen cloth upon it, shall stand in the body of the Church, or in the Chancel; and the Minister, standing at the north side of the table, or where Morning and Evening Prayer are appointed to be said, shall say the Lord's Prayer and the Collect following, the People kneeling; but the Lord's Prayer may be omitted, if Morning Prayer hath been I said immediately before.
magnify thy holy name, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Then shall the Minister, turning to the mandments; and the People still kneelPeople, rehearse distinctly the Ten Com ing, shall, after every commandment, ask God mercy for their transgressions for the time past, and grace to keep the law for the time to come, as followcth. Minister.
OUR Father, who art in Hea-perfectly love thee, and worthily ven, 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 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.
ALMIGHTY God, unto whom
GOD, spake these words, and said, I am the Lord thy God: Thou shalt have none other gods but me.
People. Lord, have mercy upall hearts are open, all desires on us, and incline our hearts to known, and from whom no se- keep this law.
crets are hid; cleanse the thoughts Minister. Thou shalt not make of our hearts by the inspiration of to thyself any graven image, nor shy holy Spirit; that we may the likeness of any thing that is
in heaven above, or in the earth on us, and incline our hearts to beneath, or in the water under keep this law.
the earth. Thou shalt not bow Minister Thou shalt do no down to them nor worship them murder.
For I the Lord thy God am a jea
People. Lord, have mercy uplous God; and visit the sins of the on us, and incline our hearts to fathers upon the children, unto keep this law.
the third and fourth generation of Minister. Thou shalt not com. them that hate me; and show mit adultery.
mercy unto thousands in them People. Lord, have mercy upthat love me, and keep my com-on us, and incline our hearts to mandments. keep this law.
People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.
Minister. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in
Minister. Thou shalt not steal, People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.
Minister. Thou shalt not bear
vain: For the Lord will not hold false witness against thy neigh him guiltless that taketh his name bour.
People. Lord, have mercy upPeople. Lord, have mercy up- on us, and incline our hearts to on us, and incline our hearts to keep this law. keep this law.
Minister. Thou shalt not covet Minister. Remember that thou thy neighbour's house, thou shalt keep holy the Sabbath-day. Six not covet thy neighbour's wife, days shalt thou labour, and do all nor his servant, nor his maid, nor that thou hast to do; but the se- his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing venth day is the Sabbath of the that is his.
Lord thy God. In it thou shalt People. Lord, have mercy updo no manner of work; thou, and on us, and write all these thy laws thy son, and thy daughter, thy in our hearts, we beseech thee. man-servant, and thy maid-servant, thy cattle, and the stranger
T Then the Minister may say, Hear also what our Lord Jesus
that is within thy gates. For in Christ saith.
six days the Lord made heaven THOU shalt love the Lord thy and earth, the sea, and all that God with all thy heart, and in them is, and rested the se- with all thy soul, and with all thy venth day; wherefore the Lord mind: This is the first and great blessed the seventh day, and commandment. And the second hallowed it.
People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.
Minister. Honour thy father and thy mother; that thy days may be long in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
is like unto it; Thou shalt love
Almighty Lord, and ev lasting God, vouchsafe, e beseech thee, to direct, sanctify. govern, both our hearts and
People, Lord, have mercy up-and
bodies, in the ways of thy laws, Whatsoever ye would that men and in the works of thy com- should do to you, even so do to mandments, that, through thy them: for this is the law and the most mighty protection, both here prophets. St. Matt. vii. 12, and ever, we may be preserved Not every one that saith unto in body and soul, through our me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. the kingdom of heaven; but he Amen. that doeth the will of my Father
Then shall be said the Collect of the which is in heaven. St. Matt. Day: and immediately after the Col-vii. 21. lect, the Minister shall read the Epistle, saying, The Epistle [or, The portion
Zaccheus stood forth, and said
of Scripture appointed for the Epis- unto the Lord, Behold, Lord, the tle] is written in the- chapter of half of my goods I give to the beginning at the -verse. And the Epistle ended, he shall say, Here end-poor; and if I have done any eth the Epistle. Then shall be read wrong to any man, I restore fourthe Gospel (the people all standing up) fold. St. Luke, xix, 8. saying, The Holy Gospel is written
in the chapter of ¡at the verse.
Who goeth a warfare at any time at his own cost? Who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of
Here the people shall say, Glory be to Thee, O Lord. Then shall be read the Apostles' or Nicene Creed: unless one of them i hath been read immediately before, the milk of the flock? 1 Cor. ix. 7. in the Morning Service. If we have sown unto you spiThen the Minister shall declare unto ritual things, is it a great matter the People what Holy days, or Fasting
days, are in the week following to be ob- if we should reap your wordly served; and (if occasion be) shall No- things? 1 Cor. ix. 11. tice be given of the Communion, and the Bans of Matrimony, and other Do ye not know, that they who Matters to be published. minister about holy things, live of Then shall follow the Sermon: after the sacrifice; and they who wait which, the Minister, when there is a at the altar, are partakers with Communion, shall return to the Lord's the altar? Even so hath the Lord Table, and begin the Offertory, saying
one or more of these sentences follow-also ordained, that they who ing, as he thinketh most convenient. preach the Gospel, should live of LET your light so shine before the Gospel. 1 Cor. ix. 13, 14.
men, that they may see your He that soweth little, shall reap good works, and glorify your Fa-little; and he that soweth plenther which is in heaven. St. Matt. teously, shall reap plenteously. v. 16. Let every man do according as he Lay not up for yourselves trea-is disposed in his heart, not grudgsures upon earth, where moth and ingly, or of necessity; for God rust doth corrupt, and where loveth a cheerful giver. 2 Cor. thieves break through and steal: ix. 6, 7.
But lay up for yourselves trea- Let him that is taught in the sures in heaven, where neither word, minister unto him that Moth nor rust doth corrupt, and teacheth, in all good things. Be Where thieves do not break not deceived, God is not mocked: through por steal. St. Malt. vi. For whatsoever a man soweth, 19; 2009that shall he reap. Gal. vi. 6, 7.
While we have time, let us do look, what he layeth out, it shali good unto all men: and especially be paid him again. Prov. xix. 17. unto them that are of the household of faith. Gal. vi. 10.
Godliness is great riches, if a man be content with that he hath: For we brought nothing into this world, neither may we carry any thing out. 1 Tim. vi. 6, 7.
Blessed be the man that provideth for the sick and needy; the Lord shall deliver him in the time of trouble. Psalm, xli. 1. Whilst these sentences are in reading, fit persons appointed for that purpose, the Deacons, Church-wardens, or other shall receive the Alms for the Poor, and other Devotions of the People, in a decent Basin to be provided by the Parish for that purpose; and reverently bring to the Priest, who shall humbly present and place it upon the Holy Table. And the Priest shall then place upon the
Table so much Bread and Wine as he shall think sufficient. After which done, he shall say,
Charge them who are rich in this world, that they be ready to give, and glad to distribute; lay-it ing up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time" to come, that they may attain eternal life. 1 Tim. vi. 17, 18, 19. God is not unrighteous, that he Let us pray for the whole state will forget your works, and la- of Christ's Church militant. bour that proceedeth of love; ALMIGHTY and everliving which love ye have showed for God, who, by thy holy Aposhis name's sake, who have minis-tle, hast taught us to make prayers tered unto the saints, and yet do and supplications, and to give thanks for all men: We humbly
minister. Heb. vi. 10.
To do good and to distribute, beseech thee most mercifully ["to forget not; for with such sacri-accept our alms and oblations, and] fices God is well pleased. Heb. to receive these our prayers, xiii. 16. which we offer unto thy divine Whoso hath this world's good, Majesty; beseeching thee to inand seeth his brother have need, spire continually the Universal and shutteth up his compassion Church with the spirit of truth, from him, how dwelleth the love unity, and concord: and grant of God in him? 1 John, iii. 17. that all they who do confess thy Give alms of thy goods, and holy name may agree in the never turn thy face from any truth of thy holy word, and live poor man; and then the face of in unity and godly love. We bethe Lord shall not be turned away seech thee also, so to direct and from thee. Tob. iv. 7. dispose the hearts of all Christain Be merciful after thy power. rulers, that they may truly and If thou hast much, give plente-impartially administer justice, to ously. If thou hast little, do thy the punishment of wickedness and diligence gladly to give of that vice, and to the maintenance of little for so gatherest thou thy-thy true religion and virtue. Give self a good reward, in the day of grace, O heavenly Father, to all necessity. Tob. iv. 8, 9. Bishops and other Ministers; that He that hath pity upon the they may, both by their life and poor, lendeth unto the Lord: and doctrine, set forth thy true and
*If there be no alms or oblations, then shall the words (to accept our alms and oblations, and) be left unscid
lively Word, and rightly and duly hath given his Son our Saviour administer thy holy Sacraments. Jesus Christ, not only to die for And to all thy people give thy us, but also to be our spiritual heavenly grace; and especially to food and sustenance in that holy this congregation here present; Sacrament. Which being so dithat with meek heart, and due vine and comfortable a thing to reverence, they may hear, and them who receive it worthily, receive thy holy Word; truly and so dangerous to those who serving thee in holiness and righ-will presume to receive it unteousness all the days of their life. worthily; my duty is to exhort And we most humbly beseech you in the mean season, to consithee, of thy goodness, O Lord, to der the dignity of that holy Mystecomfort and succour all those tery, and the great peril of the unwho, in this transitory life, are in worthy receiving thereof; and so trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, to search and examine your own or any other adversity. And we consciences, (and that not lightly, also bless thy holy name, for all and after the manner of dissemthy servants departed this life in blers with God; but so) that ye thy faith and fear; beseeching may come holy and clean to such thee to give us grace so to follow a heavenly feast, in the marriagetheir good examples, that with garment required by God in holy them we may be partakers of thy Scripture; and be received as heavenly kingdom: Grant this, worthy partakers of that holy O Father, for Jesus Christ's sake, Table. our only Mediator and Advocate. The way and means thereto is, Amen. First, to examine your lives and When the Minister giveth warning for conversation by the rule of God's the Celebration of the Holy Communion commandments; and wherein so(which he shall always do upon the
Sunday, or some Holy day, immediately ever ye shall perceive yourselves preceding) he shall read this Exhorta- to have offended, either by will, tion following; or so much thereof as, word, or deed, there to bewail in his discretion, he may think conve your own sinfulness, and to con
DEARLY beloved, on ———— day fess yourselves to Almighty God, next, I purpose, through God's with full purpose of amendment assistance, to administer to all of life. And if ye shall perceive such as shall be religiously and your offences to be such as are devoutly disposed, the most com- not only against God, but also fortable Sacrament of the Body against your neighbours; then ye and Blood of Christ; to be by shall reconcile yourselves unto them received, in remembrande them; being ready to make restiof his meritorious Cross and Pas-tution and satisfaction, according sion; whereby alone we obtain to the uttermost of your powers, remission of our sins, and are for all injuries and wrongs done made partakers of the kingdom of by you to any other; and being Heaven. Wherefore it is our du- likewise ready to forgive others ty to render most humble and who have offended you, as ye hearty thanks to Almighty God, would have forgiveness of your our heavenly Father, for that he offences at God's hand: For other