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Christ, then shall the Curate give this exhortation to those that be
! 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),
of the language of this address was
* 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
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,
The Lord's Prayer.
- The Com/ession and Absolution.
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.
Then shall the Priest say,
. 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."
Almighty and everliving God, &c.”
with this blessing;
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,
*] 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