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Christ, then shall the Curate give this exhortation to those that be
minded to receive the same.
Dearly beloved in the Lord, ye that mind to come, &c."
In cathedral churches, or other places where there is Daily Com-
munion, it shall be sufficient to read this exhortation above written,
once in a month. And in parish churches upon the week days it
may be left unsaid. w
And if upon the Sunday or holiday the people be negligent to
come to the Communion : Then shall the Priest earnestly exhort
his parishioners to dispose themselves to the receiving of the Holy
Communion more diligently, saying these or like words unto them :
Dear friends, and you especially upon whose souls I have cure
and charge, &c.”
Then shall follow for the Offertory one or more of these sentences
of Holy Scripture, to be sung whiles the people do offer, or else one
of them to be said by the Minister, immediately afore the offering.
In the meantime, while the Clerks do sing the Offertory, so many
as are disposed shall offer to the poor men's bor, every one according
to his ability and charitable mind. And at the offering days ap-
pointed, every man and woman shall pay to the Curate the due and
accustomed offerings.
Then so many as shall be partakers of the Holy Communion shall
tarry still in the quire, or in some convenient place migh the quire,
the men on the one side, and the women on the other side. All
other (that mind not to receive the said Holy Communion) shall
depart out of the quire, except the Ministers and Clerks.
Then shall the Minister take so much bread and wine as shall
suffice for the persons appointed” to receive the Holy Communion,

! Our present Exhortation, at the

ing for the celebration of the Holy time of the celebration of the Com

Communion. The idea and much

munion, with the address (1548),
warning open sinners not to come
to the holy table, inserted after the
words, “sundry kinds of death.’
2 This was the Exhortation ap-
pointed in 1548, with the addition of
a clause, that wrong-doers must make
satisfaction and due restitution: “For
neither the absolution of the priest
can anything avail them, nor the
receiving of this holy Sacrament doth
anything but increase their damna-
tion.” The whole form, with verbal
alterations, and the omission of secret
confession, now stands in our Office
as the first Exhortation, giving warm-

of the language of this address was
taken from the treatise ‘Of the Lord's
Supper,’ and the Sermons, or forms of
Exhortation to the communicants, in
Hermann's Consultation, and similar
addresses in the Service of Pollanus.

* The rubrics at the end of the Office ordered that ‘the parishioners of every parish shall offer every Sunday, at the time of the Offertory, the just value and price of the holy loaf;’ and that ‘some one at the least of that house, to whom by course it appertaineth to offer for the charges of the Communion, or some other whom they shall provide to offer for them,

First PrayerBook (1549).

The Exhor tation.

The Offertory Semitences.

First PrayerBoo (1549). Preparation of the Elepotents. Mirture of Water with the Wine

The Preface.

The Canon.

Zaying the bread upon the corporas, or else in the paten, or in some other comely thing prepared for that purpose: and putting the wine into the chalice, or else in some fair or convenient cup prepared for that use (if the chalice will not serve), putting thereto a little pure and clean water; and setting both the bread and wine upon the altar: Then the Priest shall say:

The Lord be with you.

Answer. And with thy Spirit.

Priest. List up your hearts, &c.

Therefore with Angels and Archangels, &c.

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts : heaven and earth are full of thy glory: Osannah in the highest. Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord : Glory to Thee, O Lord, in the highest.

. This the Clerks shall also sing.

When the Clerks have done singing, then shall the Priest, or Deacon, turn him to the people, and say,

Let us pray for the whole state of Christ's Church.

Then the Priest, turning him to the altar, shall say or sing, plainly and distinctly, this prayer following:

Almighty and everliving God, which by thy holy Apostle hast

Commemoration of the saints deAarted.

| taught us to make prayers and supplications, and to give thanks for all men: We humbly beseech Thee most mercifully to receive these our prayers," . . . And we most humbly beseech Thee of thy goodness, O Lord, to comfort and succour all them which in this transitory life be in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, or any other adversity. And especially we commend unto thy merciful goodness this congregation which is here assembled in thy name, to celebrate the commemoration of the most glorious death of thy Son: and here we do give unto Thee most high praise, and hearty thanks, for the wonderful grace and virtue, declared in all thy saints, from the beginning of the world: And chiefly in the glorious and most blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of thy Son Jesu Christ our Lord and God, and in the holy Patriarchs, Prophets, Apostles, and Martyrs, whose examples, O Lord, and stedfastness in thy faith, and keeping thy holy commandments, grant us to follow. We commend unto thy mercy, O Lord, all other thy servants which are departed hence from us, with the sign of faith, and now do rest in the sleep of peace: Grant unto them, we beseech Thee, thy mercy and everlasting peace, and that, at the day of the general resur

shall receive the Holy Communion 1 Our present Prayer for the |with the priest.” Church Militant.

rection, we and all they which be of the mystical body of thy Son,
may altogether be set on His right hand, and hear that His most
joyful voice: Come unto me, O ye that be blessed of my Father,
and possess the kingdom, which is prepared for you from the
beginning of the world: grant this, O Father, for Jesus Christ's
sake, our only Mediator and Advocate.
O God, heavenly Father, which of thy tender mercy didst give
thine only Son Jesu Christ, to suffer death upon the cross for our
redemption, who made there (by His one oblation, once offered) a
full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, oblation, and satisfaction, for
the sins of the whole world, and did institute, and in His holy
Gospel command us to celebrate, a perpetual memory of that His
precious death, until His coming again: Hear us, O merciful
Father, we beseech Thee; and with thy Holy Spirit and word
vouchsafe to bloess and sancKtify these thy gifts, and creatures of
bread and wine, that they may be unto us the body and blood of
thy most dearly beloved Son Jesus Christ. Who, in -
the same night that He was betrayed, took bread, . o:
and when He had given thanks, He brake it, and gave }. into his
to His disciples, saying, Take, eat; this is my body -
which is given for you: Do this in remembrance of me.
Likewise after Supper He took the cup, and when He had given
thanks, He gave it to them, saying: Drink ye all of
this, for this is my blood of the new testament, o:
which is shed for you and for many for remission of oup, into his
- - - - - - hands.
sins: Do this, as oft as you shall drink it, in remem-
brance of me.
The words before rehearsed are to be said, turning still to the
altar, without any elevation, or showing the Sacrament to the
Wherefore, O Lord and heavenly Father, according to the
institution of thy dearly beloved Son, our Saviour Jesu Christ,
we thy humble servants do celebrate, and make here before thy
Divine Majesty, with these thy holy gifts, the memorial which thy
Son hath willed us to make: having in remembrance His blessed
passion, mighty resurrection, and glorious ascension, rendering
unto Thee most hearty thanks for the innumerable benefits pro-
cured unto us by the same, entirely desiring thy fatherly goodness
mercifully to accept this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving :
most humbly 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 obtain remission of our sins, and all

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First Prayer-


The Lord's Prayer.

The Peace,

- The Com/ession and Absolution.

7the Admimustration.

other benefits of His passion. And here we offer and present unto Thee, O Lord, ourself, our souls and bodies, to be a reasonable, holy, and lively sacrifice unto Thee: humbly beseeching Thee, that whosoever shall be partakers of this Holy Communion, may worthily receive the most precious body and blood of thy Son Jesus Christ, and be fulfilled with thy grace and heavenly benediction, and made one body with thy Son Jesus Christ, that He may dwell in them and they in Him. And although we be unworthy (through our manifold sins) to offer unto Thee any sacrifice: yet we beseech Thee to accept this our bounden duty and service, and command these our prayers and supplications, by the ministry of thy holy angels, to be brought up into thy holy tabernacle before the sight of thy Divine Majesty; not weighing our merits, but pardoning our offences, through 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.

Let us pray. As our Saviour Christ hath commanded and taught us, we are bold to say. Our Father, which art in heaven, . . . and lead us

not into temptation.
The Answer. But deliver us from evil. Amen.

Then shall the Priest say,
The peace of the Lord be alway with you.
The Clerks. And with thy Spirit.
The Priest. Christ our paschal Lamb is offered up for us, once
for all, when He bare our sins on His body upon the cross; for He
is the very Lamb of God, that taketh away the sins of the world;
wherefore let us keep a joyful and holy feast with the Lord.
Here the Priest shall turn him towards those that come to the
Holy Communion, and shall say,
You that do truly and earnestly repent you, &c."
The general Confession.
The Absolution.”
The Comfortable Words.
The Prayer of Humble Access, in the name of the Communicants:
We do not presume, &c.
* The Administration,” with these words :

. 1. As before in the Service of 8 The mode of administration was 1548. thus ordered by a rubric at the end * The Absolution was now in the of the Office: “Although it be read words of our present form. in ancient writers, that the people, The body of our Lord Jesus Christ which was given for thee, Firoyer preserve thy body and soul unto everlasting life. (wool. The blood of our Lord Jesus Christ which was shed for thee, preserve thy body and soul unto everlasting life. In the Communion time the Clerks shall sing, ii. O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world: | Anthems. have mercy upon us. O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world : grant us thy peace. Beginning as soon as the Priest doth receive the Holy Communion, and when the Communion is ended, then shall the Clerks sing the post-Communion. * Sentences of Holy Scripture, to be said or sung every day, one, The Aost. Communion.

after the Holy Communion, called the post-Communion."
Then the Priest shall give thanks to God, in the name of all
ahem that have communicated, turning him first to the people, and

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Almighty and everliving God, &c.”
Then the Priest, turning him to the people, shall let them depart

with this blessing;
The peace of God, &c.

Where there are no Clerks, there the Priest shall say all things

appointed here for them to sing.

When the Holy Communion is celebrated on the work-day, or in private houses: Then may be omitted the Gloria in excelsis, the Creed, the Homily, and the Exhortation beginning, Dearly beloved,

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*] Collects to be said after the Offertory, when there is no Com

munion, every such day one.”

many years past, received at the priest's hands the Sacrament of the body of Christ in their own hands, and no commandment of Christ to the contrary : yet forasmuch as they many times conveyed the same secretly away, kept it with them, and diversely abused it to superstition and wickedness: lett any such thing hereafter should be attempted, and that an uniformity might be used

throughout the whole realm, it is
thought convenient the people com-
monly receive the Sacrament of
Christ's body in their mouths, at the
priest's hand.”
1 These were twenty-two sen-
tences, taken from the New Tes-
* Our second form of post-Com-
munion Prayer.
* A Collect ‘for rain ' and one

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