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capable of; to call upon God for pardon; to put his Min. Be unto him, O Lord, a strong tower, whole trust in him; to be patient and resigned;
Ansu. From the face of his enemy, and even to renounce every ill-thought or word,
Min. O Lord, hear our prayers : or indecent action, which the violence of his Answ. And let our cry come unto thee. sickness may have caused in him; to beg of God
Minister. to give him his Holy Spirit to guide him in his agony, and to send his holy angels to guard him
O Lord, look down from heaven; behold, visit,
and relieve this thy servant. Look upon him with Whatsoever is besides this, concerns the stand the eyes of thy mercy; give him comfort and sure ers-by, that they do all in their respective offices confidence in thee; defend him from the danger diligently, and temperately; that they join in of the enemy, and keep him in perpetual peace prayer with the minister, with much charity and and safety, through Jesus Christ' our Lord. devotion; that they make no outeries or exclama- Amen. tions on the departure of the soul, nor any posi
Hear us, Almighty and Most Merciful God tive judgment concerning the dying man, by his | and Saviour; extend ihy accustomed goodness to dying quietly or violently, with great fears or as this thy servant, who is grieved with sickness. cheerful confidence, with sense or without, like a Sanctify, we beseech thee, this thy fatherly corlamb or like a lion, with convulsions and terrible rection to him; that the sense of his weakness agonies, or like the silent and well-spent flame of may add strength to his faith, and seriousness to an expiring taper. For these may happen seve
his repentance: that, if it shall be thy good plearally, according to the constitution of the persons, sure to restore him to his former health, he may and the nature of the distemper that befalls them; lead the residue of his life in thy fear, and to thy or else according as God pleases to dispense the glory: or else give him grace so to take thy visitagrace, or the punishment, for reasons only known tion, that, after this painful life is ended, he may to himself.
dwell with thee in life everlasting; through Jesus Let us lay our hand upon our mouth, and adore Christ our Lord. Amen. the mysteries of the divine wisdom and providence, and pray to God to give the dying man rest and Then shall the Minister exhort the sick Person after
this form, or other like. pardon; and to ourselves grace to live well, and the blessings of a holy and happy death.
Dearly beloved, know this, that Almighty God is the Lord of life and death, and of all things to them pertaining ; as youth, strength, health, age, weakness, and sickness. Wherefore,
whatsoever your sickness is, know you certainly, THE ORDER
that it is God's visitation. And for what cause soever this sickness is sent unto you; whether it
be to try your patience; for the example of others; VISITATION OF THE SICK. and that your faith may be found in the day of the
Lord, laudable, glorious, and honourable, to the When any Person is sick, notice shall be given thereof increase of glory, and endless felicity; or else it be
to the Minister of the parish, who coming into the sick Person's house, shall say,
sent unto you, to correct and amend in you whatPeace be to this house, and to all that dwell in it. ther: know you certainly, that if you truly re
soever doth offend the eyes of your heavenly FaWhen he cometh into the sick man's presence, he shall pent of your sins, and bear your sickness patiently, say, kneeling down;
trusting in God's mercy for his dear Son Jesus REMEMBER not, Lord, our iniquities, nor the ini- Christ's sake, and render unto him humble thanks quities of our forefathers. Spare us, good Lord, for his fatherly visitation, submitting yourself spare thy people, whom thou hast redeemed with wholly unto his will, it shall turn to your profit, thy most precious blood, and be not angry with us and help you forward in the right way that leadfor ever.
eth unto everlasting life. Answ. Spare us, good Lord.
DIf the Person visited be very sick, then the Curate
may end his exhortation in this place, or else proThen the Minister shall say,
Take, therefore, in good part, the chastisement Lord, have mercy upon us.
of the Lord; for (as St. Paul saith, in the twelfth Christ, have mercy upon us.
chapter to the Hebrews,)“ whom the Lord loveth, Lord, have mercy upon us.
he chasteneth; and scourgeth every son whom he
receiveth. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth Our Father, which art in heaven; Hallowed with you as with sons; for, what son is he whom be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are day our daily bread. And forgive us our tres- ye bastards, and not sons. Furthermore, we have passes, as we forgive them that trespass against had fathers of our flesh, which corrected us, and
And lead us not into temptation; but deliver we gave them reverence; shall we not much raus from evil. Amen.
ther be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, Minister. O Lord, save thy servant,
and live? For they verily, for a few days, chastened Answer. Which putteth his trust in thee. us after their own pleasure; but He for our profit, Min. Send him help from thy holy place; that we might be partakers of his holiness." Ans. And evermore mightily' defend him. These words (good brother) are written in holy Min. Let the enemy have no advantage of Scriptures for our comfort and instruction, that him;
we should patiently and with thanksgiving bear Answ. Nor the wicked approach to hurt him, our Heavenly Father's correction, whensoever, by
Let us pray.
Let us pray.
any manner of adversity, it shall please his gra- thee thine offences! And by his authority comcious goodness to visit us. And there should be mitted to me, I absolve thee from all thy sins, no greater comfort to Christian persons, than to in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and be made like unto Christ, by suffering patiently of the Holy Ghost. Amen. adversities, troubles, and sicknesses. For He
And then the Priest shall say the collect following. himself went not up to joy, but first he suffered pain: He entered not into his glory before he was crucitied. So, truly, our way to eternal joy, is to O most merciful God, who, according to the suffer here with Christ; and our door to enter multitude of thy mercies, dost so put away the into eternal life, is gladly to die with Christ, that sins of those who truly repent, that thou rememwe may rise again from death, and dwell with berest them no more; open thine eye of mercy him in everlasting life. Now therefore, taking upon this thy servant, who most earnestly deyour sickness, which is thus protitable for you, sireth pardon and forgiveness. Renew in him, patiently; I exhort you, in the name of God, to most loving Father, whatsoever hath been deremember the profession which you made unto cayed by the fraud and malice of the devil, or by God in your baptism. And forasmuch as, after his own carnal will and frailness; preserve and this life, there is an account to be given unto the continue this sick member in the unity of the righteous Judge, by whom all must be judged with church; consider his contrition, accept his tears, out respect of persons; I require you to examine assuage his pain, as shall seem to thee most exyourself and your estate, both towards God and pedient for him. And, forasmuch as he putteth man; so that, accusing and condemning your-his full trust only in thy mercy, impute not unto self, and your own faults, you may find mercy at him his former sins, but strengthen him with your Heavenly Father's hand for Christ's sake, thy blessed Spirit; and when thou art pleased to and not be accused and condemned in that fearful take him hence, take him unto thy favour, through judgment. Therefore I shall rehearse to you the the merits of thy most dearly beloved Son Jesus Articles of our Faith, that you may know whether Christ our Loru. Amen. you believe as a Christian man should, or no.
Then shall the Minister say this Psalm. Here the Minister shall rehearse the Articles of the In te, Domine, speravi.—Psalm lxxi. Faith, saying thus:
In thee, O Lord, have I put my trust; let me Dost thou believe in God the Father Almighty, never be put to confusion: but rid me, and deMaker of heaven and earth?
liver me in thy righteousness; incline thine ear And in Jesus Christ his only begotten Son, unto me, and save me. our Lord; and that he was conceived by the Holy Be thou a strong hold, whereunto I may alway Ghost; born of the Virgin Mary; that he suf resort : thou hast promised to help me, for thou fered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, art my house of defence, and my castle. and buried; that he went down into hell, and also Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the did rise again the third day; that he ascended into ungodly; out of the hand of the unrighteous and heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the cruel man. Father Almighty, and from thence shall come For thou, O Lord, art the thing that I long again, at the end of the world, to judge the quick for; thou art my hope, even from my youth. and the dead?
Through thee have I been holden up ever And dost thou believe in the Holy Ghost; the since I was born ; thou art he that took me out of holy Catholic church; the communion of saints; my mother's womb; my praise shall always be of the remission of sins; the resurrection of the flesh; thee. and everlasting life after death?
I am become as it were a monster to many; but The sick person shall answer,
my sure trust is in thee.
O let my mouth be filled with thy praise; that All this 1 steadfastly believe.
I may sing of thy glory and honour all the day Then shall the Minister examine whether he repent long. him truly of his sins, and be in charity with all the Cast me not away in the time of age: forsake world; exhorting him to forgive, from ihe bottom of me not when my strength faileth me. his heart, all persons that have offended him, and, if he
For mine eneinies speak against me; and they bath offended any other, to ask them forgiveness; and where he hath done injury or wrong to any inan, that that lay wait for my soul, take their counsel to he make amends to the utmost of his power. And if he gether; saying, God hath forsaken him; persehath not before disposed of his goods, let him then he cute him, and take him, for there is none to deadmonished to make his will, and to declare his debes, liver him. what he oweth, and what is owing unto him ; for the better discharge of his conscience, and the quietness of
Go not far from me, O God; my God, haste his executors. But men should often he pit in remem. thee to help me. brance to take order for sellling of their temporal es. Let them he confounded and perish, that are tates, whilst they are in health. These words, before rehearsed, may be said before the and dishonour, that seek to do me evil
against my soul: let them be covered with shame Minister begins his prayer, as he shall see cause.
The Minister should not onit earnestly townove such As for me, I will patiently abide always; and sick Persons as are of ability, to be liberal to the poor. will praise thee more and more. Here shall the sick Person be moved to make a special
My mouth shall daily speak of thy righteousconfession of his sins, if he feel his conscience trou.
ness and salvation; for I know no end thereof. bled with any weighty matter. After which confes. I will go forth in the strength of the Lord sion, the Priest shall absolve himn (if he humbly and God; and will make mention of thy righteousness heartily desire it) after this sort :
only. Our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath left power Thou, O God, hast taught me from my youth to his church to absolve all sinners, who truly re- up until now: therefore will I tell of thy wondrous pent and believe in him, of his great mercy forgive works.
Forsake me not, O God, in mine old age, when
The Epistle, Heb. xii. 5. I am gray-headed, until I have showed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to all them Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of bim;
My son, despise not thou the chastening of the that are yet for to come.
Thy righteousness, O God, is very high, and for whom the Lord loveth, he chasteneth; and great things are they that thou hast done; O'God, scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. who is like unto thee?
The Gospel, St. John v. 24. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that heareth As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath shall be, world without end. Amen.
everlasting life, and shall not come into condemna
tion; but is passed from death unto life. Adding this: O Saviour of the world, who by thy cross and form prescribed for the Holy Communion, beginning at
After which, the Priest shall proceed according to the precious blood hast redeemed us, save us, and help these words : [ Ye that do truly.] us, we humbly beseech thee, O Lord.
At the time of the distribution of the Holy Sacra.
ment, the Priest shall first receive the Communion bimThen shall the Minister say:
self, and afterward minister unto them that are ap. The Almighty Lord, who is a most strong the sick person.
pointed to communicate with the sick, and last of all io tower to all them that put their trust in him; to But if a man, either by reason of extremity of sick. whom all things in heaven, in earth, and under ness, or for want of warning in due time to the Curate, the earth, do bow and obey; be now and evermore
or for lack of company to receive with him, or by any
other just impediment, do not receive the Sacrament of thy defence, and make thee know and feel, that Christ's body and blood, the Curate sball instruct him, there is no other name under heaven given to man, that if he do truly repent him of his sins, and steadfastin whom, and through whom, thou mayest receive ly believe Jesus Christ hath suffered death upon the cross health and salvation, but only the name of the for him, and shed his blood for his redemption, earnestLord Jesus Christ. Amen.
ly remembering the benefits he hath thereby, and giving
him hearty thanks therefor, he doth eat and drink the And after that shall say:
body and blood of our Saviour Christ profitably to his
soul's health, although he do not receive the sacrament Unto God's gracious mercy and protection we
with his mouth. commit thee. The Lord bless thee, and keep thee. Holy Communion all at one time, then the Priest, for
When the sick person is visited, and receiveth the The Lord make his face to shine upon thee, and more expulition, shall
cut off the form of the visitation, be gracious unto thee. The Lord lift up his coun- at the l'salin (In thee, O Lord, have I put my trust, 1 and tenance upon thee, and give thee peace, both now
go straight to the Communion. and evermore. Amen.
In the line of the plague, sweat, or other such-like contagious times of sickness or diseases, when none of the parish or neighbours can be gotten to communicate with the sick in their houses, for fear of the infection; upon special request of the deceased, the Minister only may communicate with him.
At the time of the celebration of the Communion, the COMMUNION OF THE SICK. communicants being conveniently place for re.
ceiving of the Holy Sacrament, the Priest shall say
this exhortation : FOR ASMUCH as all mortal men be subject to many sud. den perils, diseases, and sicknesses, and ever uncertain whai time they shall depart out of this life; therefore
Dearly beloved in the Lord, ye that mind to to the intent they may be always in readiness to die come to the Holy Communion of the body and whensoever it shall please Almighty God to call them, blood of our Saviour Christ, must consider how the Curates shall diligently, from time to time (but es St. Paul exhorteth all persons diligently to try and pecially in time of pestilence, or other infectious sick: examine themselves, before they presume to eat the Holy Communion of the body and blood of our Sa. of that bread, and drink of that cup. For as the viour Christ, when it shall be publicly administered in benefit is great, if with a true penitent heart and the church; that, so doing, they may, in case of sudden lively faith we receive that Holy Sacrament, (for visitation, have the less cause
to be disquieted for lack then we spiritually eat the flesh of Christ, and to the church, and yet is desirous to receive the Com drink his blood; then we dwell in Christ, and munion in his house; then he must give timely notice Christ in us; we are one with Christ, and Christ to the Curate, signilying also how many th-re are to with us ;) so is the danger great, if we receive the communicate with him (which shall be three, or two at the least,) and having a convenient place in the sick
same unworthily: for then we are guilty of the man's house, with all things necessary, so prepared, that body and blood of Christ our Saviour; we eat the Curate may reverently minister, he shall there cele. and drink our own damnation, not considering brate the Holy Communion, beginning with the Collect, the Lord's body; we kindle God's wrath against Epistle, and Gospel here following.
us; we provoke him to plague us with divers disThe Collect.
eases, and sundry kinds of death. Judge therefore
yourselves, brethren, that ye be not judged of the ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, maker of man- Lord; repent ye truly for your sins past; have a kind, who dost correct those whom thou dost love, lively and steadfast faith in Christ our Saviour; and chastisest every one whom thou dost receive; amend your lives, and be in perfect charity with we beseech thee to have mercy upon this thy ser- all men; so shall ye be meet partakers of these vant visited with thine hand, and to grant that he holy mysteries. And above all things, ye must may take his sickness patiently, and recover his give most humble and hearty thanks to God the bodily health, (if it be thy gracious will;) and Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, for the rewhenever his soul shall depart from the body, it demption of the world by the death and passion may be without spot presented unto thee, through of our Saviour Christ, both God and man, who Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
did humble himself even to the death upon the
cross, for us miserable sinners, who lay in dark- / be received, That Jesus Christ came into the ness and the shadow of death, that he might make world to save sinners.—1 Tim. i. 15. us the children of God, and exalt us to everlasting Hear also what St. John saith: life. And to the end that we should always re If any man sin, we have an advocate with the member the exceeding great love of our Master Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the and only Saviour Jesus Christ, thus dying for us, propitiation for our sins.- 1 John ii. 1, 2. and the innumerable benefits which by his pre
After which, the Priest shall proceed, saying, cious blood-shedding he hath obtained to us, he hath instituted and ordained holy mysteries, as
Lift up your hearts. pledges of his love, and for a continual remem
Answ. We lift them up unto the Lord. brance of his death, to our great and endless com Priest. Let us give thanks unto our Lord God. fort. To Him, therefore, with the Father, and
Answ. It is meet and right so to do. the Holy Ghost, let us give (as we are most
Then shall the Priest say, bounden) continual thanks; submitting ourselves wholly to his holy will and pleasure, and studying
It is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, to serve him in true holiness and righteousness all that we should at all times, and in all places,
give the days of our life. Amen.
thanks unto thee, O Lord, Holy Father,* Al
mighty, Everlasting God. Then shall the Priest say to them that come to receive the Holy Communion,
Here shall follow the proper preface, according to the
time, if there be any specially appointed; or else im. Ye that do truly and earnestly repent you of mediately shall follow, your sins, and are in love and charity with your neighbours, and intend to lead a new life, follow
THEREFORE with angels and archangels, and ing the commandments of God, and walking from with the company of heaven, we laud and magnihenceforth in his holy ways; draw near with fy thy glorious name, evermore praising thee, and faith, and take this Holy Sacrament to your com- saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts! fort; and make your hunble confession to Al- heaven and earth are full of thy glory. Glory be mighty God, meekly kneeling upon your knees.
to thee, O Lord most high. Amen. Then shall this general confession be made, in the name
Proper Prefaces. of all those that are minded to receive the Holy Com. munion, by one of the Ministers, both he and all the
On Christmas-day, and seven days after people kneeling humbly upon their knees, and saying, BECAUSE thou didst give Jesus Christ, thine Almighty God, Father of our Lord Jesus only Son, to be born as at this time for us, who by
the operation of the Holy Ghost was made very Christ, maker of all things, judge of all men, we acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and ther
, and that without spot of sin, to make us clean
man of the substance of the Virgin Mary his mowickedness which we from time to time most from all sin : therefore with angels, &c. grievously have committed, by thought, word, and deed. against thy Divine Majesty, provoking most On Easter-day, and seven days after justly thy wrath and indignation against us. We But chiefly are we bound to praise thee for the do earnestly repent, and are heartily sorry for glorious resurrection of thy Son Jesus Christ our these our misdoings; the remembrance of them is Lord; for He is the very paschal lamb which was grievous to us, the burden of them is intolerable. offered for us, and hath taken away the sins of the Have mercy upon us, have mercy upon us, most world; who by his death hath destroyed death, merciful Father: for thy Son our Lord Jesus and by his rising to life again, hath restored us to Christ's sake, forgive us all that is past ; and grant everlasting life: therefore, &c. we may ever hereafter serve and please thee in
On Ascension-day, and seven days after. newness of life, to the honour and glory of thy narne, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Throrgh thy most dearly beloved Son, Jesus
Christ our Lord, who after his most glorious reThen shall the Priest (or the Bishop being present) surrection, manifestly appeared to all his apostles,
stand up, and, turning himself to the people, pro- and in their sight ascended up into heaven to prenounce ibis absolution :
pare a place for us; that where he is thither we ALMIGATY God our heavenly Father, who of might also ascend, and reign with him in glory: his great mercy hath promised forgiveness of sins therefore, &c. to all them that with hearty repentance and true
On Whitsunday, and six days after. faith turn unto him; have mercy upon you, par. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, according to don and deliver you from all your sins, confirm whose most true promise the Holy Ghost came and strengthen you in all goodness, and bring you down as at this time from heaven, with a sudden to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. great sound, as it had been a mighty wind, in the
likeness of fiery tongues, lighting upon the aposThen shall the Priest say,
tles, to teach them, and to lead them to all truth,
giving them both the gift of divers languages, and Hear what comfortable words our Saviour also boldness, with fervent zeal, constantly to preach Christ saith unto all that truly turn to him: Come the Gospel unto all nations, whereby we have been unto me, all ye that travail and are heavy laden, brought out of darkness and error into the clear and I will refresh you.Matt. xi. 28.
light and true knowledge of thee, and of thy Son So God loved the world, that he gave his only Jesus Christ : therefore, &c. begotten Son, to the end that all that believe in
On the feast of Trinity only. him should not perish, but have everlasting life.John iïi. 16.
Who art one God, one Lord; not one only PerHear also what St. Paul saith :
* These words (Holy Father) must be omitted on Tri. This is a true saying, and worthy of all men to nity Sunday.
son, but three Persons in one substance. For that ing. And when he delivereth the bread to ang ona
he shall say : which we believe of the glory of the Father, the same we believe of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, The body of our Lord Jesus Christ, which was without any difference or inequality: therefore, &c. given for thee, preserve thy body and soul unto
everlasting life! Take and eat this in remem. After each of which prefaces, shall immediately be sung brance that Christ died for thee; and feed on him
in thy heart by faith with thanksgiving. THEREFORE with angels and archangels, and and the Minister that delivereth the cup to any one, with all the company of heaven, we laud and mag
shall say: nify thy glorious name, evermore praising thee,
The blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, which was and saying ; Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts! shed for thee, preserve thy body and soul unto heaven and earth are full of thy glory. Glory be everlasting life! Drink this in remembrance that to thee, O Lord most high. Amen.
Christ's blood was shed for thee, and be thankful. Then shall the Priest, kneeling down at the Lord's table, If the consecrated bread or wine be all spent before all
say, in the name of all them that shall receive the have communicated, the Priest is to consecrate inore, Communion, this prayer following:
according to the form before prescribed: beginning at
(Our Saviour Christ in the same night, &c.) for the blessWe do not presume to come to this thy table, ing of the bread, and [Likewise after supper, &c.] for the O merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteous- blessing of the cup. ness, but in thy manifold and great mercies. We turn to the Lord's table, and reverently place upon it
When all have communicated, the Minister shall reare not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs what remaineth of the consecrated elements, covering under thy table. But thou art the same Lord, the same with a fair linen cloth. whose property is always to have mercy: grant us,
Then shall the Priest say the Lord's Prayer, the peotherefore, gracious Lord, so to eat the flesh of thy ple repeating after him every petition. dear Son Jesus Christ, and to drink his blood, that Our Father which art in heaven; Hallowed be our sinful bodies may be made clean by his body, thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be and our souls washed through his most precious done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this blood, and that we may evermore dwell in him, day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, and he in us. Amen.
as we forgive them that trespass against us. And
lead us not into temptation ; but deliver us from When the Priest. standing before the table, hath so or evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and
dered the bread and wine, that he may with the more the glory, for ever and ever. Amen. ple, and take the cup into his hands, he shall say the
After this shall be said as followeth: prayer of Consecration, as followeth:
O Lord and heavenly Father, we thy humblo Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who of servants entirely desire ihy fatherly goodness mer. thy tender mercy didst give thine only Son Jesus cifully to accept this our sacrifice of praise and Christ to suffer death upon the cross for our re- thanksgiving; most humbly beseeching thee to deinption, who made there (by his one oblation of grant, that by the merits and death of thy Son Jehimself once offered) a full, perfect, and sufficientsus Christ, and through faith in his blood, we and sacrifice, oblation, and satisfaction for the sins of the all thy whole church may obtain remission of our whole world, and did institute, and in his holy Gos- sins, and all other benefits of his passion. And pel command us, to continue a perpetual memory here we offer and present unto thee, O Lord, ourof that his precious death, until his coming again; selves, our souls and bodies, to be a reasonable, hear us, Oʻmerciful Father, we most humbly be- holy, and lively sacrifice unto thee; humbly be seech thee, and grant that we, receiving these thy seeching thee, that all we who are partakers of this creatures of bread and wine, according to thy Son holy communion, may be fulfilled with thy grace our Saviour Jesus Christ's holy institution, in re- and heavenly benediction. And although we be membrance of his death and passion, may be par- unworthy, thro gh our manifold sins, to offer unto takers of his most blessed body and blood; who, in thee any sacrifice; yet we beseech thee to accept the same night that he was betrayed, took bread, this our bounden duty and service; not weighing and when he had given thanks, he brake it, and our merits, but pardoning our offences, through gave it to his disciples, saying, Take, eat;# this is Jesus Christ our Lord; by whom, and with whom, my body, which is given for you: do this in re in the unity of the Holy Ghost, all honour and membrance of me. Likewise after supper,s he glory be unto thee, O Father Almighty, world took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he without end. Amen. gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of this; for
Or this: thisil is my blood of the New Testament which is shed for you, and for many, for the remission of
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, we most hearsins: do this
, as oft as ye shall drink it, in remem- tily thank thee, for that thou dost vouchsafe to feed brance of me. Amen.
us, who have duly received these holy mysteries,
with the spiritual food of the most precious body Then shall the Minister first receive the Communion in and blood of thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ;
both kinds himself, and then proceed to deliver the and dost assure us thereby of thy favour and goodsame to the Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, in like manner (if any be present,) and after that to the peo.
ness towards us; and that we are very members ple also in order, into their hands, all meekly kneel. incorporate in the mystical body of thy Son, which
is the blessed company of all faithful people; and + Here the priest is to take the paten into his hands. are also heirs through hope of thy everlasting † And h re to break the bread.
kingdom, by the merits of the most precious death | And here to lay his hands upon all the bread. and passion of thy dear Son. And we most hum
Here he is to take the cup into his hand.
And here to lay his hand upon every vessel (be it bly beseech thee, 'O heavenly Father, so to assist chalice or flagon) in which there is any wine to be con. us with thy grace, that we may continue in that socrated.
holy fellowship, and do all such good works as