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without a cause. But when Of the tribe of Gad were the Comforter is come, whom I sealed twelve thousand. will send unto you from the of the tribe of Aser were FATHER, even the SPIRIT of sealed twelve thousand. truth, which proceedeth from Of the tribe of Nephthalim the Father, he shall testify of were sealed twelve thousand.
And ye also shall bear Of the tribe of Manasses were witness, because ye have been sealed twelve thousand. with me from the beginning.
Of the tribe of Simeon were
sealed twelve thousand. ALL SAINTS' DAY.
Of the tribe of Levi were
sealed twelve thousand. The Collect.
Of the tribe of Issachar were O ALMIGHTY God, who sealed twelve thousand.. hast knit together thine elect in Of the tribe of Zabulon were one communion and fellowship, sealed twelve thousand. in the mystical body of thy Son Of the tribe of Joseph were CHRIST our Lord; grant us sealed twelve thousand. grace so to follow thy blessed Of the tribe of Benjamin were saints in all virtuous and godly sealed twelve thousand. living, that we may come to After this I beheld, and lo, a those unspeakable joys, which great multitude, which no man thou hast prepared for those could number, of all nations, who unfeignedly love thee, and kindreds, and people, and through JESUS CHRIST our tongues, stood before the Lord. Amen.
throne, and before the Lamb,
clothed with white robes, and For the Epistle. Rev. vii. 2. palms in their hands; and cried
AND I saw another angel with a loud voice, saying, Salascending from the east, having vation to our God, which sitteth the seal of the living God; and upon the throne, and unto the he cried with a loud voice to Lamb. And all the angels stood the four angels, to whom it round about the throne, and was given to hurt the earth and about the elders, and the four the sea, saying, Hurt not the beasts, and fell before the throne earth, neither the sea, nor the on their faces, and worshipped trees, till we have sealed the God, saying, Amen : Blessing, servants of our God in their and glory, and wisdom, and foreheads. And I heard the thanksgiving, and honour, and number of them which were power, and might, be unto our sealed; and there were sealed God for ever and ever. Amen. an hundred and forty and four thousand, of all the tribes of the
The Gospel. St. Matt. v. I. children of Israel.
JESUS seeing the multitudes, Of the tribe of Judah were went up into a mountain ; and sealed twelve thousand. when he was set, his disciples
Of the tribe of Reuben were came unto him. And he opened sealed twelve thousand. his mouth, and taught them,
saying, Blessed are the poor in makers : for they shall be called spirit: for theirs is the kingdom the children of God. Blessed of heaven. Blessed are they are they which are persecuted that mourn : for they shall be for righteousness' sake : for comforted. Blessed are the theirs is the kingdom of heaven. meek: for they shall inherit Blessed are ye, when men shall the earth. Blessed are they revile you, and persecute you, which do hunger and thirst and shall say all manner of evil after righteousness : for they against you falsely, for my sake. shall be filled. Blessed are the Rejoice and be exceeding glad : merciful : for they shall obtain for great is your reward in mercy. Blessed are the pure heaven: for so persecuted they in heart: for they shall see the prophets which were before God. Blessed are the peace- you.
THE ORDER FOR THE ADMINISTRATION
LORD'S SUPPER, OR, HOLY COMMUNION.
1 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. T 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 said immediately before.
OUR Father, who art in hea- ! deliver us from evil: for thine ven, Hallowed be thy Name; is the Kingdom, and the Power, Thy kingdom come; Thy will and the Glory, for ever and be done on earth, as it is in ever. Amen. heaven; Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our
The Collect. trespasses, as we forgive those ALMIGHTY GOD, unto who trespass against us; And whom all hearts are open, all lead us not into temptation; But desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid; cleanse the Minister. Remember that thoughts of our hearts by the thou keep holy the Sabbath. inspiration of thy holy Spirit; day. Six days shalt thou labour, that we may perfectly love thee, and do all that thou hast to do; and worthily magnify thy holy but the seventh day is the name, through CHRIST our Sabbath of the LORD thy God. Lord. Amen.
In it thou shalt do no manner T Then shall the Minister, turning to the of work; thou, and thy son, People, rehearse distinctly the Ten m. and thy daughter, thy manmandments; and the People still kneeling, shall, after every commandment, ask Goo servant, and thy maid-servant, mercy for their transgressions for the time thy cattle, and the stranger that past, and grace to keep the law for the time is within thy gates. For in six to come, as followeth.
days the LORD made heaven Minister.
and earth, the sea, and all that GOD spake these words, and in them is, and rested the said, I am the LORD thy God; seventh day; wherefore the Thou shalt have none other Lord blessed the seventh day, gods but me.
and hallowed it. People.. LORD, have mercy People. LORD, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.
to keep this law. Minister. Thou shalt not Minister. Honour thy father make to thyself any graven and thy mother; that thy days image, nor the likeness of any may be long in the land which thing that is in heaven above, the LORD thy
God giveth or in the earth beneath, or in thee. the water under the earth. People. LORD, have mercy Thou shalt not bow down to upon us, and incline our hearts them, nor worship them: for to keep this law. I the LORD thy God am Minister. Thou shalt do no jealous God; and visit the murder. sins of the fathers upon the People. LORD, have mercy children, unto the third and upon us, and incline our hearts fourth generation of them that to keep this law. hate me ; and show mercy unto Minister. Thou shalt not thousands in them that love me, commit adultery. and keep my commandments. People. LORD, have mercy
People. LORD, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law. to keep this law.
Minister. Thou shalt not Minister. Thou shalt not steal. take the name of the Lord thy People. LORD, have mercy God in vain : for the LORD upon us, and incline our hearts will not hold him guiltless that to keep this law. taketh his name in vain.
Minister. Thou shalt not People. LORD, have mercy bear false witness against thy upon us, and incline our hearts neighbour. to keep this law.
People. LORD, have mercy
upon us, and incline our hearts T Here the people shall say, to keep this law.
Glory be to thee, O LORD. Minister. Thou shalt not
Then shall be read the Apostles' or Nicene covet thy neighbour's house,
Creed: unless one of them hath been read thou shalt not covet thy neigh- immediately before, in the Morning Service. bour's wife, nor his servant, a Then the Minister shall declare unto the nor his maid, nor his ox, nor People what Holy days, or Fasting days,
are in the week following to be observed; his ass, nor any thing that is his.
and (if occasion be) shall notice be given of People. LORD, have mercy the Communion, and of the Bans of Matriupon us, and write all these thy mony, and other matters to be published. laws in our hearts, we beseech 1 Then shall follow the Sermon : after which, theé.
the Minister, when there is a Communion,
shall return to the Lord's Table, and begin I Then the Minister may say,
the Offertory, saying one or more of these
sentences following, as he thinketh most Hear also what our Lord convenient. JESUS CHRIST saith. THOU shalt love the LORD before men, that they may see
LET your light so shine thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all your good works, and glorify thy mind : this is the first and your Father which is in heaven.
St. Matt. v. 16. great commandment. And the
Lay not up for yourselves second is like unto it ; Thou
treasures upon shalt love thy neighbour as moth and rust doth corrupt, and
earth, where thyself. On these two com- where thieves break through mandments hang all the law and steal : but lay up for and the prophets.
yourselves treasures in heaven,
where neither moth nor rust O ALMIGHTY LORD, and doth corrupt, and where thieves everlasting God, vouchsafe, we do not break through nor steal. beseech thee, to direct, sanctify, St. Matt. vi. 19, 20. and govern, both our hearts Whatsoever ye would that and bodies, in the ways of thy men should do to you, even so laws, and in the works of thy do to them: for this is the law commandments ; that, through and the prophets. St. Matt. thy most mighty protection, vii. 12. both here and ever, we may be Not every one that saith unto preserved in body and soul, me, LORD, LORD, shall enter through our Lord and Saviour into the kingdom of heaven; JESUS CHRIST. Amen.
but he that doeth the will of 9 Then shall be said the Collect of the day: my Father which is in heaven.
and immediately after the Collect, the St. Matt. vii. 21. Minister shall read the Epistle, saying, Zaccheus stood forth, and The Epistle [or, The portion of Scripture appointed for the Epistle] is written in said unto the Lord, Behold,
chapter of 3 beginning at the Lord, the half of my goods I
And the Epistle ended, he shall say, Here endeth the Epistle. Then shall give to the poor; and if I have he read the Gospel (the people all standing done any wrong to any man, I up) saying, The Holy Gospel is written
| Let us pray.
restore fourfold. St. Luke chapter of , beginning at
Who goeth a warfare at any to give, and glad to distribute ; time at his own cost? Who laying up in store for themplanteth a vineyard, and eateth selves a good foundation against not of the fruit thereof? or who the time to come, that they may feedeth a flock, and eateth not attain eternal life. 1 Tim. vi. of the milk of the flock? 1 Cor. 17, 18, 19. ix. 7.
God is not unrighteous, that If we have sown unto you he will forget your works, and spiritual things, is it a great labour that proceedeth of love; matter if we shall reap your which love ye have showed worldly things ? 1 Cor. ix. 11. for. his name's sake, who have
Do ye not know, that they ministered unto the saints, and who minister about holy things, yet do minister. Heb. vi. 10. live of the sacrifice; and they To do good and to distribute, who wait at the altar, are par- forget not; for with such sacritakers with the altar? Even so fices God is well pleased. Heb. hath the LORD also ordained, xiii. 16. that they who preach the Gos- Whoso hath this world's pel, should live of the Gospel. good, and seeth his brother 1 Cor. ix. 13, 14.
have need, and shutteth up his He that soweth little, shall compassion from him, how reap little; and he that soweth dwelleth the love of God in plenteously, shall reap plente- him? 1 John iii. 17. ously. Let every man
do Give alms of thy goods, and according as he is disposed in never turn thy face from any his heart, not grudgingly, or poor man; and then the face of of necessity; for God loveth a the LORD shall not be turned cheerfui giver. 2 Cor. ix. 6, 7. away from thee. Tobit iv. 7.
Let him that is taught in the Be merciful after thy power. word, minister unto him that If thou hast much, give plente. teacheth, in all good things. ously; if thou hast little, do Be not deceived, God is not thy diligence gladly to give of mocked: for whatsoever a man that little: for so gatherest thou soweth, that shall he reap. Gal. thyself a good reward, in the day vi. 6, 7.
Tobit iv. 8, 9. While we have time, let us He that hath pity upon the do good unto all men : and poor, lendeth unto the LORD: especially unto them that are and look, what he layeth out
, it of the household of faith. Gal. shall be paid him again. Prov. vi. 10.
xix. 17. Godliness is great riches, if Blessed be the man that a man be content with that he provideth for the sick and hath: for we brought nothing needy: the LORD shall deliver into this world, neither may we him in the time of trouble. Ps. carry any thing out.
1 Tim. xli. 1. vi. 6, 7.
1 Whilst these Sentences are in reading, the Charge them who are rich in Deacons, Church-wardens, or other fit this world, that they be ready
persons appointed for that purpose
, shall receive the Alms for the poor, and other