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Then fhall the Priest receive the Eucharist in both

kinds himself, and then proceed to deliver the same in like manner to other Priests and Deacons, if

any be there present, in order into their hands. And when he receiveth or delivereth the oblation, he

shall say; The Body of Christ.

And the person receiving shall say, Amen. And when he receiveth or delivereth the cup, he shall

say, The Blood of Christ, the cup of life.

And the person receiving mall say, Amen. After all the Clergy have communicated, the officiateing Priest

, or according to his direction any or all of the Priests or Deacons there present, Sall administer the Eucharist in both kinds to the Deaconesses, and then to the People in order into their hands, and last of all to the children, according to the form above prescribed. Whilst the Faithful are communicating; the following

Psalms, one or more of them, may be sung or said in this order: the 34th, the 45th, the 533d, the

145th. When all have communicated; wháť řemdineth of the

consecrated elements shall be reverently placeit upon the Altar and covered with a fair linen cloth; of carried into the vestry by the Deacon ór Deaconis.

; HAving now received the precious Body and

Blood of Christ, let us give thanks to him, who hath vouchfafed to admit us to the participar



tion of his holy mysteries; and let us beseech him that it may be, not to our condemnation but to our salvation, to the benefit of our souls and bodies, the preservation of us in godliness, the remission of our sins, and obtaining the life of the world to come. Let us commend ourselves to the only unbegotten God, and to his Chrift.

Answ. Lord, have mercy : We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Then the Priest standing before the Altar, shall say

the following thanksgiving, the congregation kneel

ing. O Lord God Almighty, the Father of Christ thy

blessed Son, who hearest those that call upon thee with an upright heart, and knowest the fupplications of those who in filenee pray unto thee : We give thee thanks for that thou haft vouchsafed to make us partakers of thy holy myfteries, which thou hast bestowed upon us for the entire confirmation of our faith, for our preservation in godliness, and the remission of our fins: For the name of thy Christ is called upon us, and we are joined anto thee. Othou, who hast separated us from the fellowship of the ungodly, unite us with those who are consecrated to thee in holiness ; establish us in the truth by the power of thy Holy Spirit; enlighten our ignorance, supply our defects, and strengthen our knowledge ; preserve thy priefts unblameable in thy service; keep the kings of the earth in peace, the rulers in righteousness, the air in good temperature, the fruits of the ground in plenty, and the whole world by thine almighty providence. Pacify


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the natiôns that delight in war, convert those who
are in error, confirm them that are newly converted,
and fanctify thy people; preserve those who are in
the state of virginity; keep them that are engaged
in matrimony firm to the faith; and strengthen all
who live in chastity; bring the infants to years of
maturitys (instruct the catechumens; and render
them worthy of initiation, This is to be omitted
when there are no Catechumeris ] and gather ús all
into the kingdom of heaven, through Jesus Christ
our Lord; with whom to Thee and the Holy Ghost
be glory; honour, and adoration, world without end.
Then the Deacon being turned to the People, fbäll say,

Bow down your heads to God through his Chrift,
and receive the Benediction.
Then shall the Priest say the following prayer of Benta

diktion; the People bowing their headsă Almighty God; trúë; infinite; and above all

comparison; who art every where, present in áll things in an inexpressible mannet; but not cira cumscribed by place; who doft not wax old with time, nor art terminated by the fucceflions of aģes; who are not subject to generation, and standest in ho need of preservation, but art incorruptible, invariable, and unchangeable; who dwelleft iti light inaccessible, and art invisible by nature s who art known to every reasonable creature that seeketh thee in uprightness, and art found by all that search after thee in love: O God of Israel, the God of thy people who believe in Chrift, mercifully hear me for thy name's fake; and bless these thy servants who bow down their necks unto thee; grant unto



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them the requests of their hearts as may be most expedient for them, and suffer none of them to be cast out of thy kingdom; but fanctify and keep them, protect, defend, and deliver them from the Adversary and from every enemy; guard their habitations, and preserve their going out and their coming in: For to Thee belongeth all glory, praise, and majesty, worship, and adoration, and to thy Son Jesus, thy Christ, our Lord and God and King, and to the Holy Spirit, now and for ever, world without end. Amen. And after a pause, the Deacon mall say to the

People, Depart in peace. The Bread for the Eucharist may either be unleavened

or such as is usual to be eaten, but the best and purest Wheat-Bread that conveniently may be got


And the Eucharist Mall be celebrated on every festi

val at least for which proper lessons are appointed; and all the Faithful are to frequent it constantly, unless sickness or other just and urgent occafons binder them.

Note, the Priest Mall always consecrate more than is

necessary for the communicants; and the remainder of the consecrated elements he shall carefully reserve for the use of the fick, or other persons who for any urgent cause defre to communicate at their houses. But if there be not persons enow to receive the reserved elements, the Priest and Deacon shall devoutly and reverently receive them, either together er separately, on one day or more, according to




their discretion, always observing that some of the
confecrated elements be constantly reserved in the
Vestry or some other convenient place in the Church
under a safe lock, of which both the Priest and

Deacon are to have a key.
The money given at the Offertory being the free-will

offerings of the People to God, and solemnly devoted
to him, the Priest Mall take so much out of it as
will defray the charge of the Bread and Wine ;
and the remainder he Mäll keep or part of it, or
dispose of it or part of it to pious or charitable
ufes, according to the direction of the Bishop.

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