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redemption ; who made there (by his one oblation of himself once offered) a full, perfect, and sufficient sacri. fice, oblation, and satisfaction, for the sins of the whole world : and did institute, and in his holy Gospel command us to continue, a perpetual memory of that his precious death and sacrifice, until his coming again : For in the night in which he was (a) Here the betrayed, (a) he Bishop is to take took 'Bread; and the Paten into when he had given his hands. thanks,() he brake (b) indlere it, and gave it to to break the his disciples, say Bread. ing, Take, eat, (c) And here (c) this is my Body, to lay his hand which is given for upon all the you; Do this in re. Bread. incmbrance of me. (d) Here he Likewise,after sup- is to take the per, (d) he took the Cup into his Cup; and when he hands. had ziven thanks, (e) And here he gave it to them, he is to lay his saying, Drink ye hand upon every all of this; for (e) vessel in which this is my Blood there is any of the New Testa Wine to be conment, which is shed secrated. for you, and for many, for the remission of sins; Do this, as oft as ye shall drink it, in remembrance of me.
most humbly be The seech thee, () mer- Invocation. ciful Father, to hear us; and, of thy almighty good. ness, vouchsafe to biess 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 faA therly goodness, mercifully to accept this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving; most humily beseeching thee to grant that, by the merits and death of thy Son Jesus Christ, and through faith in his blood, we, and all thy whole Church, may oltain remission of our sins, and all other benefits of his pass on. And here we offer and present unto thee. O Lord, our selves, our souls and bodies, to be a reasonable, holy, and living sacrifice unto thee; humbly heseeching thee, that we, and all others who shall be partakers of this Holy Communion, may worthily receive the most precions Body and Blood of thy Son J sus Christ, be filled with thy grace and heavenly benediction, and made one body with him, that he may dwell in us, and we in him. And although we are unworthy, through our manifold sins, to offer unto thee any sacrifice; yet we bescech thee to accept this our bounden duty and service; not weighing our merits, but fardoning our offences, through Jesus Christ our Lord; by whom, and with whom, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, all honour and glory be unto thee, O Father Almighty, world without end. Amen.
Here may be sung a Hymn. Then shall the Bishop first receive the Holy Communion in both kinds himself, and proceed to deliver the same to the Bishops, Priests, and
The Oblation. heavenly Father, according to the institution of thy dearly belored Son our Saviour Jesus Christ, we, thy humble servants, do celebrate and make here before thy Divine Majesty, with these thy holy gifts, which we now offer to the the memorial thy Son hath commanded us to make; having in remembrance his blessed passion and precious death, his mighty resurrection and glorious ascension: rendering unto the most hea ty thanks for the innumerable benefits procured unto us by the same.
Deacons, in like manner, and after that, to the People also in order, into their hands, all deroutly kneeling. And sufficient opportunity shall be given to those present to communicate. when he delivereth the Bread, he shall say,
of Christ, which was given for thee, preserve thy body and soul unto everlasting life. Take and eat this in remembrance that Christ died for thee, and feed on him in thy heart by faith, with thanksgiving. 1 And the Bishop, delivering the
Cup, shall say,
Christ, which was shed for thee, preserve thy body and soul unto everlasting life. Drink this in remembrance that Christ's Blood was shed for thee, and be thankful.
If the consecrated Bread or Wine be spent before all have communicated, the Bishop is to consecrate more, according to the Form before prescribed; beginning at, All glory be to thee, Almighty God, and ending with these words, partakers of his most blessed Body and Blood. When all have communicated, the Bishop shall return to the Lord's Table, and reverently place upon it what remaineth of the consecrated Elements, covering the same
with a fair linen cloth. | Then shall the Bishop say the
Lord's Prayer, the People repeating
after him every Petition. OUR art ,
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.
After shall be said as followeth.
We most heartily thank thee, for that thou dost vouchsafe to feed us who have duly received these ho'y mysteries, with the spiritual food of the most precious Body and Blood of thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ; and dost assure us thereby of thy favour and goodness towards us; and that we are very members incorporate in the mystical body of thy Son, which is the blessed company of all faithful people ; and are also heirs through hope of thy everlasting kingdom, by the merits of the most precious death and passion of thy dear Son. And we most humbly beseech thee, O heavenly Father, so to assist us with thy grace, that we may continue in that holy fellowship, and do all such good works as theu hast prepared for us to walk in ; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory, world with out end. Amen. | Then shall be said or sung, all
standing, Gloria in excelsis; or
earth peace, good will towards men. We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to thee for thy great glory, O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty.
O Lord, the only begotten Son, Jesus Christ; O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the sins of the world, hare mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the sins of the world, receive our prayer. Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father, bave mercy upon us.
For thou only art holy; thou only art the Lord; thou only, o Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most high in the glory of God the Father. A men.
Then the Bishop shall let them
all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord: And the Blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost,
be amongst you, and remain with you always. Amen.
If any of the consecrated Bread and Wine remain after the Communion, it shall not be carriel out of the Church; but the Bishop and other Communicants shall, immediately after the Blessing, reverently eat and drink the same.
Here endeth the Order for the Administration of the Holy Communion.
THE FORM OF
The Bishop is to be received at the entrance of the Church, or Chapel, by the Church-wardens and Vestrymen, or some other persons appointed for that purpose. The Bishop and the Clergy who are present shall go up the aisle of the Church, or Chapel, to the Communion Table, repeating the twenty-fourth Psalm alternately, the Bishop one verse and the Clergy another. Psalm xxiv.
7 Lift up your heads, 0 ye gates;
and be ye lift up, ye everlasting THE earth is the Lord's, and all doors : and the King of glory shall that therein is : the compass of
come in. the world, and they that dwell there- 8 Who is this King of glory : It is m.
the LORD strong and mighty, even 2 For he hath founded it upon the the LORD mighty in battle. sens : and prepared it upon the 9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates ; thoods.
and be ye lift up, ye everlasting 3 Who shall ascend into the hill doors : and the King of glory shall of the LORD : or who shall rise up in come in. Dis holy place?
10 Who is this King of glory : Even 4 Even he that hath clean hands, the LORD of hosts, he is the King of and a pure heart : and that hath not
glory. lift up his mind unto vanity, nor Glory be to the Father, and to the sworn to deceive his neighbour. Son : and to the Holy Ghost;
5 He shall receive the blessing As it was in the beginning, is now, from the LORD : and righteousness and ever shall be : world without end. from the God of his salvation.
Amen. 6 This is the generation of them that seek him even of them that The Bishop shall go within the seek thy face, O Jacob.
rails, with such of the Clergy ans
can be there accommodated. The Bishop, sitting in his chair, shall have the instruments of Donation and Endowment, if there be any, presented to him; and then stand ing up, and turning to the Congregation, shall say,
Lord; forasmuch as devout and holy men, as well under the Law as under the Gospel, moved either by the express command of God, or by the secret inspiration of the blessed Spirit, and acting agreeably to their own reason and sense of the natural decency of things, have erected houses for the public worship of God, and separated them from all un. hallowed, worldly, and common uses, in order to till men's ind with greater reverence for his glorious Majesty, and affect their hearts with more devotion and humility in his service; which pious works have been approved of and graciously accepted by our leavenly Father: Let us not doubt but that he will also favourably approve our godly purpose of setting a part this place in solemu manner, for the performance of the several offices of religious worship, and let us faithfully and devoutly beg his blessing on this our under taking.
Then the Bishop, kneeling, shall
say the following Prayer.
uses; and dedicating it to thy ser. vice, for reading thy holy Word, for celebrating thy holy Sacraments, for offering to thy glorious Majesty the sacrifices of prayer and thanksgiving, for blessing thy people in thy Name, and for all other holy offices : accept, O Lord, this service at our hands. and bless it with such success as may tend most to thy glory, and the furtherance of our happiness both temporal and spiritual; through Je. sus Christ our blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen.
After this the Bishop shall stand up, and turning his fce towards the Congregation, shall say,
EGARD, O Lord, the supplica. that whosoever shall be dedicated to thee in this house by Baptism, may he sanctified by the Holy Ghost, delivered from thy wrath and eternal death, and received as a living member of Christ's Church, and may ever remain in the number of thy faithful children. Amen.
Grant, O Lord, that they who at this place shall in their own persons renew the promises and vows of their Baptism, and be Confirmed by the Bishop, may receive such a measure of thy Holy Spirit, that they may be enabled faithfully to fulfil the same, and grow in grace unto their lives end. Amen.
Grant, O Lord, that whosoever shall receive in this place the blessed Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ, may come to that holy ordinance with faith, charity, and true repentance; and being filled with thy grace and heavenly benediction, may, to their great and endless comfort, obtain remission of their sins, and all other benefits of bis passion. Amen.
Grant, O Lord, that by thy holy Word which shall be read and preached in this place, and by thy Holy Spirit grafting it inwardly in the heart, the hearers thereof may both perceive and know what things they ought to do, and may have
and of majesty incomprehensible, whom the heaven of heavens cannot contain, much less the walls of temples made with hands; and who yet hast been graciously pleased to promise thy especial presence, wherever two or three of thy faithful servants shall assemble in thy Name, to offer up their praises and supplications unto thee; Vouch safe, o Lord, to be present with us, who are here gathered together with all humility and readiness of heart, to consecrate this place to the honour of thy great Name ; separating it henceforth from all unballowed, ordinary, and common
power and strength to fulfil the same.
PROPER LESSONS. Amen.
FIRST, 1 Kings 8, v. 22 to v. 63; Grant, O Lord, that whosoever shall
or Genesis 28, at v. 10. be joined together in this place in SECOND. Hebrews 10, 7. 19 to the holy estate of Matrimony, may v. 26; or Revelation 21, at v. 10. faithfully perform and keep the vow and covenant between them made,
The Bishop shall then proceed to
the Communion Service. The fol. and may remain in perfect love together unto their lives' end. Amen.
lowing shall be the Collect, Epistle, Grant, we beseech thee, blessed
and Gospel, for the occasion. Lord, that whosoever shall draw near
The Collect. to thee in this place, to give thee thanks for the benefits which they
MOST glorious Lord, we ac0
knowledge that we are not bave received at thy hands, to set worthy to offer unto thee any thing forth thy most worthy praise, to con- belonging unto us; yet we beseech fess their sins unto thee, and to ask thee, in thy great goodness, grasuch things as are requisite and ciously to accept the Dedication of necessary, as well for the body as this place to thy, service, and to for the soul, may do it with such prosper this our undertaking; receive steadiness of faith, and with such the prayers and intercessions of all seriousness, affection, and devotion those thy servants who sball call upon of mind, that thou unayest accept thee in this house; and give them their bounden duty and service, and grace to prepare their hearts to serve vouchsafe to give whatever in thy thee with reverence and godly fear; infinite wisdom thou shalt see to be affect them with an awful apprebenmost expedient for them. All which sion of thy Divine Majesty, and we beg for Jesus Christ's sake, our deep sense of their own unworthiness; most blessed Lord and Saviour. that so, approaching thy sanctuary Amen,
with lowliness and devotion, and com.
ing before thee with clean thoughts ( Then, the Bishop sitting in his
and pure hearts, with bodies undechair, the Sentence of Consecration filed and minds sanctified, they may is to be read by some person ap- always perform a service acceptable pointed by him, and then laid by
to thee; through Jesus Christ our him upon the Communion Table; Lord. Amen. after which, the Bishop shall say,
The Epistle. 2 Cor. vi. 14. BLESSED be the Name, Lord,
that it hath pleased thee to put By not unequally poked to it into the hearts of thy servants to appropriate and devote this house to what fellowship hath righteousness thy honour and worship; and grant with unrighteousness? and what comthat all who shall enjoy the benefit munion hath light with darkness? of this pious work, may show forth and what concord hath Christ with their thankfulness, by making a right Belial? or what part hath he that use of it, to the glory of thy blessed
believeth with an infidel? and what Name; through Jesus Christ our agreement hath the temple of God Lord. Amen.
with idols ? for ye are the temple of
the living God; as God hath said, After this, the Minister appointed
I will dwell in them, and walk in is to read the Service for the day.
them; and I will be their God, and
they shall be my people. PROPER PSALMS.
The Gospel. St. John ii. 13. Psalm lxxxiv. Psalm cxxii. AND the Jews' passover was at band, Psalm cxxxii.
and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.