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THE ORDER OF THE

ADMINISTRATION OF THE LORD'S SUPPER,

OR

HOLY COMMUNION.

T SO many as intend to be partakers of the holy Communion shall signify

their names to the Curate, at least some time the day before.
(And if any of those be an open and notorious evil liver, or have done

any wrong to his neighbours by word or deed, so that the Congregation be thereby offended; the Curate, having knowledge thereof, shali call him and advertise him, that in any wise he presume not to come to the Lord's Table, until he hath openly declared himself to have truly repented and amended his former naughty life, that the Congregation may thereby be satisfied, which before were offended ; 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. T The same order shall the Curate use with those betwixt whom he per

ceiveth 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 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 specified in this, or the next precedent Paragraph of this Rubrick, shall be obliged to give an account of the same to the Ordinary within fourteen days after at the farthest. And the Ordinary shall proceed against the offending person according to the Canon.

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f 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, where
Morning and Evening Prayer are appointed to be said. And the
Priest standing at the North-side of the Table shall say the Lord's
Prayer, with the Collect following, the people kneeling.

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UR Father, which art in hea- | the earth. Thou shalt not bow

ven, Hallowed be thy.Name. down to them, nor worship them; Thy kingdom come. Thy will be for I the Lord thy God am a jeadone in earth, As it is in heaven. lous God, and visit the sins of the Give us this day our daily bread. fathers upon the children, unto And forgive us our trespasses, As the third and fourth generation we forgive them that trespass a- of them that hate me, and shew gainst us. And lead us not into. mercy unto thousands in them temptation ; But deliver us from that love me, and keep my comevil. Amen.

mandments. The Collect.

People. Lord, have mercy upLMIGHTY God, unto A!

on us, and incline our hearts to whom all hearts be open, all keep this law. desires known, and from whom Minister. Thou shalt not take

. no secrets are hid ; Cleanse the the Name of the Lord thy God thoughts of our hearts by the in- in vain : for the Lord will not spiration of thy Holy Spirit, that hold him guiltless, that taketh we may perfectly love thee, and his Name in vain. worthily magnify thy holy Name; People. Lord, have mercy upthrough Christ our Lord. Amen. on us, and incline our hearts to 9 Then shall the Priest, turning to the keep this law.. people, rehearse distinctly all the TEN Minister. Remember that thou COMMANDMENTS; and the people still kneeling shall, after every com- keep holy the Sabbath-day. Six mandment, ask God mercy for their trans, days shalt thou labour, and do gression thereof for the time past, and

all that thou hast to do; but the grace to keep the same for the time to come, as followeth.

seventh day is the Sabbath of the Minister.

Lord thy God. In it thou shalt LOD spake these words, and do no manner of work, thou, and

said, I am the Lord thy thy son, and thy daughter, thy God: Thou shalt have none other man-servant, and thy maid-sergods but me.

int, thy cattle, and the stranger People. Lord, have mercy up- that is within thy gates. For on us, and incline our hearts to in six days the Lord made heakeep this law.

ven and earth, the sea, and all Minister. Thou shalt not make that in them is, and rested the to thyself any graven image, nor seventh day: wherefore the Lord the likeness of any thing that is blessed the seventh day, and halin heaven above, or in the earth lowed it. beneath, or in the water under People. Lord, have mercy up

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Let us pray.

on us, and incline our hearts to | Then shall follow one of these two Collects keep this law.

for the King, the Priest standing as be

fore, and saying, Minister. Honour thy father and thy mother; that thy days may be long in the land

, which A kingdom is everlasting, and People. Lord, have mercy up- power infinite; Have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to on the whole Church; and so keep this law.

rule the heart of thy chosen serMinister. Thou shalt do no vant WILLIAM, our King and murder.

Governour, that he (knowing People. Lord, have mercy up- whose minister he is) may above on us, and incline our hearts to all things seek thy honour and keep this law.

glory: and that we, and all his Minister. Thou shalt not com- subjects (duly considering whose mit adultery.

authority he hath) may faithfully People. Lord, have mercy up- serve, honour, and humbly obey on us, and incline our hearts to him, in thee, and for thee, accordkeep this law.

ing to thy blessed Word and orMinister. Thou shalt not steal. dinance; through Jesus Christ People. Lord, have mercy up

our Lord, who with thee and the on us, and incline our hearts to Holy Ghost liveth and reigneth, keep this law.

ever one God, world without end. Minister. Thou shalt not bear | Amen. false witness against thy neigh

Or, bour.

LMIGHTY and everlasting People. Lord, have mercy up- God, we are taught by thy on us, and incline our hearts to holy Word, that the hearts of keep this law.

Kings are in thy rule and governMinister. Thou shalt not co- ance, and that thou dost dispose vet thy neighbour's house, thou and turn them as it seemeth best shalt not covet thy neighbour's to thy godly wisdom: We humwife, nor his servant, nor his bly beseech thee so to dispose and maid, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor govern the heart of WILLIAM any thing that is his.

thy Servant, our King and GoPeople. Lord, have mercy up- vernour, that, in all his thoughts, on us, and write all these thy words, and works, he may ever laws in our hearts, we beseech seek thy honour and glory, and thee.

study to preserve thy people com

Al God

mitted to his charge, in wealth, Father. And he shall come again peace, and godliness : Grant this, with glory to judge both the O merciful Father, for thy dear quick and the dead : Whose kingSon's sake, Jesus Christ our dom shall have no end. Lord. Amen.

And I believe in the Holy

Ghost, The Lord and Giver of | Then shall be said the Collect of the Day.

And immediately after the Collect the life, Who proceedeth from the
Priest shall read the Epistle, saying, The Father and the Son, Who with
Epistle [or, The portion of Scripture ap-
pointed for the Epistle] is written in the the Father and the Son together

Chapter of beginning at the is worshipped and glorified, Who Verse. And the Epistle ended, he shall spake by the Prophets. And I he read the Gospel (the people all standing believe one Catholick and Apoup) saying, The holy Gospel is written in stolick Church. I acknowledge the- Chapter of — beginning at theVerse. And the Gospel ended, shall be

one Baptism for the remission of sung or said the Creed following, the peo- sins, And I look for the Resurple still standing, as before.

rection of the dead, And the life I Believe in one God the Fa- of the world to come. Amen.

Then the Curate shall declare unto the ven and earth, And of all things people what Holy-days, or Fasting-days, visible and invisible :

are in the Week following to be observed. And in one Lord Jesus Christ,

And then also (if occasion be) shall notice

be given of the Communion ; and Briefs, the only-begotten Son of God, Citations, and Excommunications read. Begotten of his Father before ali

And nothing shall be proclaimed or pub

lished in the Church, during the time of worlds, God of God, Light of Divine Service, but by the Minister: nor Light, Very God of very God, by him any thing, but what is prescribed

in the Rules of this Book, or enjoined by Begotten, not made, Being of

the King, or by the Ordinary of the place. one substance with the Father,

| Then shall follow the Sermon, or one of the By whom all things were made : Homilies already set forth, or hereafter Who for us men, and for our sal

to be set forth, by authority. vation came down from heaven, 1 Then shall the Priest return to the Lord's

Table, and begin the Offertory, saying one And was incarnate by the Holy

or more of these Sentences following, as he Ghost of the Virgin Mary, And thinketh most convenient in his discretion. was made man, And was cruci: LET your light so shine be

fore , Pilate. He suffered and was bu- your good works, and glorify ried, And the third day he rose your Father which is in heaven. again according to the Scriptures, St. Matth. v. And ascended into heaven, And Lay not up for yourselves treasitteth on the right hand of the sure upon the earth; where the rust and moth doth corrupt, and who preach the Gospel should where thieves break through and live of the Gospel. 1 Cor. ix. steal : but lay up for yourselves

He that soweth little shall reap treasures in heaven; where nei- | little; and he that soweth plenther rust nor moth doth corrupt, teously shall

teously shall reap plenteously. and where thieves do not break Let every man do according through and steal. St. Matth. vi. as he is disposed in his heart,

Whatsoever ye would that men not grudgingly, or of necessity; should do unto you, even so do for God loveth a cheerful giver. unto them; for this is the Law 2 Cor. ix. and the Prophets. St. Matth. vii. Let him that is taught in the

Not every one that saith unto Word minister unto him that me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into teacheth, in all good things. Be the Kingdom of heaven ; but he not deceived, God is not mockthat doeth the will of my Father

Father ed: for whatsoever a man sowwhich is in heaven. St. Matth. eth that shall he reap. Gal. vi. vii.

While we have time, let us do Zacchæus stood forth, and said good unto all men; and specially unto the Lord, Behold, Lord, unto them that are of the housthe half of my goods I give to hold of faith. Gal. vi. the poor; and if I have done Godliness is great riches, if a any wrong to any man, I restore man be content with that he four-fold. St. Luke xix.

hath: for we brought nothing Who goeth a warfare at any into the world, neither may we time of his own cost? Who plant- carry any thing out. i Tim. vi. eth a vineyard, and eateth not of Charge them who are rich in the fruit thereof? Or who feed- | this world, that they be ready to eth a flock, and eateth not of the give, and glad to distribute; laymilk of the flock ? 1 Cor. ix.

ing up in store for themselves a If we have sown unto you good foundation against the time spiritual things, is it a great mat- to come, that they may attain ter if we shall reap your worldly eternal life. 1 Tim. vi. things? i Cor. ix.

God is not unrighteous, that Do ye not know, that they he will forget your works, and who minister about holy things labour that proceedeth of love; live of the sacrifice; and they which love ye have shewed for who wait at the altar are partak- his Name's sake, who have miers with the altar ? Even so hath nistered unto the saints, and yet the Lord also ordained, that they do minister. Heb. vi.

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