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Christ our Lord; grant us grace so to follow thy blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those unspeakable joys, which thou hast prepared for those who unfeignedly love thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. For the Epistle. Rev. vii. 2. ND I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God; and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of out God in their foreheads. And I heard the number of them which were sealed; and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand, of all the tribes of the children of Israel. Of the tribe of Judah were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nepthalim were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses were Sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. . Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.
After this I beheld. and lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; and cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God, which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders, and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, saying, Amen : Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.
The Gospel. St. Matt. v. 1. JESUS seeing the multitudes,
went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him. And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peace-makers: for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you
falsely for my sake. Rejoice and
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, - or,
† 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 offinded; he shall advertise him, that he presume not to come to the Lord's Table, wintil he hare enly 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 pur.
ose so to do, as soon as he conveniently may. he same order shall the Minister wise 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 hi
wardness and malice; the Minister in th
s heart all that the other hath tr sed
ainst him, and to make amends for that worcin he himself hath offinded; and other party will not be persuaded to a godly unity, but remain still in his fro
at case ought to admit the penitent person
to the Holy Communion, and not him that is obstinate. Provided, that every
* Minister so repellin of the same to the Ó
g any, as is herein specified, shall be obliged to give an account rdinary, 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 thc table
or where Morning and Evening Prayer are appointed
to be said, shall say the Fors Prayer and the Collect following, the People kneeling; but the Lord's Prayer may be omitted, if Morning Prayer hath been
said immediately before.
perfectly love thee, and Y.
.Minister. Gon spake these words, and said, I am the Lord thy God: Thou shalt have none other gods but me.
People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.
JMinister. Thou shalt not make
of our hearts by the inspiration of thy holy Spirit; that we may
to thyself any graven image, nor
the likeness of anything that is
in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, or in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down to them nor worship them : For I the Lord thy God am a jealous God; and visit the sins of the fathers upon the children, unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; and show mercy unto thousands in them that love me, and keep my commandments. People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law. JMinister. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: For the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in Vain. People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law. JMinister. Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath-day. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all that thou hast to do ; but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God. In it thou shalt do no manner of work; thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, thy man-servant, and thy maid-servant, thy cattle, and the stranger that is within thy gates. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day; wherefore the Lord blessed the seventh day, and 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.
. People. Lord, have mercy up
on us, and incline our hearts to keep this law. ..Minister. Thou shalt do no murder. People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law. JMinister. Thou shalt not commit adultery. People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law. JMinister. Thou shalt not steal. People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law. JMinister. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law. JIinister. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his servant, nor his maid, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is his. People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and write all these thy laws in our hearts, we beseech thee. T Then the Minister may say, Hear also what our Lord Jesus Christ saith. THou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind: This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. O T Let us pray.
Almighty Lord, and everbeseech thee, to direct, sanctify,
lasting God, vouchsafe, we and govern, both our hearts and
bodies, in the ways of thy laws, and in the works of thy commandments, that, through thy most mighty protection, both here and ever, we may be preserved in body and soul, through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
JDay : and immediately after th: Col-le
tect, the Minister shall read the Epistle, saying, The Epistle (or, The portion of Scripture appointed for the Epistle] is written in the – chapter of --, beginning at the - verse. And the Epistle evided, he shall say, Here endeth the Epi-fle. Ther. shall be read the Gospel (the people all standing up, saying, The s: Gospel is witten in the – chapter of , beginning at the – verse. 7 Here the people shall say, Glory be to Thee, O Lord. # Then shall be read the Apostles' or Nicene Creed: unless one of them hath been read immediately before, in the Morning Service. !s Then the Minister shall declare winto the People what Holy days, or Fasting days, arc in the oveckyollowing to be observed; and (if occasion be) shall Notice be given of the Communion, and of the Bans of Matrimony, and other Matters to be published. Then shall follow the Sermon : trfter **ich, the Minister, when there is a Communion, shall retu.';1 to the Lord's Table, and begin the Qjërtory, saying one or more of these sentences followirg, as he thinketh most convenient.
LET your light so shine before
Whatsoeverye would that men should do to you, even so do to them : for this is the law and the prophets. St. Malt. vii. 12.
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. St. Matt.
Zaccheus stood forth, and said nuto the Lord, Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have done any wrong to any man, I restore fourfold. St. Luke, xix, 8. Who goeth a warfare at any time at his own cost 2 Who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof 2 or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock? 1 Cor. ix. 7. If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great matter if we should reap your wordly things 2 1 Cor. ix. 11. Do ye not know, that they who minister about holy things, live of the sacrifice; and they who wait at the altar, are partakers with the altar * Even so hath the Lord also ordained, that they who preach the Gospel, should live of the Gospel. 1 Cor. ix. 13, 14. IIe that soweth little, shall reap little ; and he that soweth plenteously, shall reap plentedusly. Let every man do according as he is disposed in his heart, not grudgingly, or of necessity; for God. loveth a cheerful giver. 2 Cor. ix. 6, 7. Let him that is taught in the. word, minister unto him that teacheth, in all good things. Be not deceived, God is not mocked: . For whatsoever a man soweth,
that shall he reap. Gal, vi, 6, 7.
While we have time, let us do good unto all men: and especially 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. Charge them who are rich in this world, that they be ready to give, and glad to distribute; Jaying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may attain eternal life. I Tim. vi. 17, 18, 19. God is not unrighteous, that he will forget your works, and labour that proceedeth of love; which love ye have showed for his name's sake, who have ministered unto the saints, and yet do minister. Heb. vi. 10. To do good and to distribute, forget not ; for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. Heb. xiii. 16. Whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him 2 1 John, iii. 17. Give alms of thy goods, and never turn thy face from any poor man ; and then the face of the Lord shall not be turned away from thee. Tob. iv. 7. Be merciful after thy power. If thou hast much, give plenteously. If thou hast little, do thy diligence gladly to give of that little: for so gatherest thou thyself a good reward, in the day of necessity. Tob. iv. 8, 9. He that hath pity upon the poor, lendeth unto the Lord: and
look, what he layeth out, it shall be paid him again. Prov. xix. 17.
Blessed be the man that provideth for the sick and needy; the Lord shall deliver him in the
time of trouble. Psalm, xli. 1.
Thohilst these sentences are in reading, ; Deacons, ‘...; or other
t persons appointed for that purpose
sha o e †s. the #. other Devotions of the People, in a decent Basin to be provided by the Parish jor o:#. and reverently bring it to the Priest, who shall humbly present and place it upon the Holy %.
7 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,
Let us pray for the whole state of Christ's Church militant. ALMIGHTY and everliving God, who, by thy holy Apos. tle, hast taught us to make prayers and supplications, and to give thanks for all men: We humbly beseech thee most mercifully [“to accept our alms and oblations, and to receive these our prayers, which we offer unto thy divine Majesty; beseeching thee to inspire continually the Universal Church with the spirit of truth, unity, and concord: and grant that all they who do confess thy holy name may agree in the truth of thy holy word, and live in unity and godly love. We beseech thee also, so to direct and dispose the hearts of all Christain rulers, that they may truly and impartially administer justice, to the punishment of wickedness and vice, and to the maintenance of thy true religion and virtue. Give grace, O heavenly Father, to all Bishops and other Ministers; that they may, both by their life and doctrine, set forth thy true and
* If there be no alms or oblations, then shall the words (to accept our alums and 2. -
oblations, and) be loft winsaid,