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yet there shall be no Communion,' except four, or three at the least, communicate with the Priest. is

And in Cathedral and Collegiate-Churches and Colleges, where there are Priests and Dea

many cons, they shall receive the Communion with the Priest every Sunday at the least c, except they - Abis 2: have a reasonable cause to the contrary:


46. And to take away all occad And the most re- : fion of diffenfion, and superfrefhing (not heady) Pure red wine. Gen. stition, which any person hath, 4. 4.

or might have concerning the

Bread and Wine d; it shall fufCe that the Bread be such as is ufus

to be eaten, but the Best and Purest wheat bread that conveniently may be gotten.

And if any of the Bread and e But with a special Wine remain" unconsecrated, care of sober and reverent use.

the Curate shall have it to his No impenitent Person should own use e. But if any of that taft of it; because it remain which was consecrated, has been upon the ho- it shall not be carried out of ly Table. f Exod. 12. 10, 46. § Not now

the Church f: but the Priest, after the Blessing, as

and such other of the Commuthe Sacrament, but on- nicants as he shall then call un. Jy as that to which a

to him, shall immediately afŘeverence is due. For the Bread and Wine

ter the Blesing, reverently eat are consecrated only and drink the same g. for the use of the

prefent Communion. Therefore what remains of them is no more a Sacrament, than the sanctified water of Baptism, after the prefent use of it. The Grace-cup after Supper, (which Christ made the Sacrament of his Blood) after it was blessed with gi. ving thanks, every one sealed the thanksgiving with drinking a little of it. This being done, if any of it remain'd, it was, or mnight be then, as other wine. In the old Rubrick, all that remain'd of the Bread and Wine, was given, without distinction, to the use of the Curate. However the remainder of the confecrated Bread and Wine N 3


should be eaten and drank with thankful remembring Christ's Body broken, and his Blood shed for us.

But immediately after the Blessing, or immediately before it, it would be well done to have some

Charity, mention'a Asts 2. 46, and Jude 12.; which, imitation of the ancient Apoftolical Fean 28 together with the Sacrament, are call'd the Lord's Supper 1 Cor. 11. 20. St. Paul would not have those Feasts laid aside, because they were abus'd; but he would have the abuse of them reform'd.

Therefore a Sober distribution of the fame Bread and Winę, of which part was consecrated, would help us to think of The strengthning and refreshing of our souls by the Body and Blood of Christ, as our bodies are by the Bread and Wine; and so ftir us up to bless God for the fame.

The bread and wine for the Communion, shall be provided by the Curate and the Churchwardens, at the Charges of the Parish.

And note that every Parib. Easter must be one thioner shall communicate at of the times; because the least three times in every at that time Christ Di. ed; and because this year, of which Easter to be Sacrament is instead of one h. And yearly at Easter the Paffover, which every Parishioner 'shall reckon was kept at Eafter, as with the Parfon, Vicar or Cua Type of Christ's Death.

rate, or his or their deputy or But we may not con- deputies, and pay to them or tent our felves with him all Ecclefiaftical duties accommunicating only at customably due then, and at Enfter: as the Remem.

that time to be paid. brance of the Sacrifice of Christ's Death,and of the Benefits which we receive thereby, is not to be only at that time. By what is said Aas 2. 42, 46. Ch. 20. 7, and 1 Cor. 11.-20, we cannot well think that the Apostles and first ChriAians did partake of this Sacrament feldomer than every Lord's


1 Cor. 5:7.

day, and other holy Feast-day. And that they and we hould
do fo, is intimated by our Saviour's consecrating the Grace-
cup after supper, us'd in all the Jews Feasts. See the Lord's
Supper, 17. Rub...

Therefore we ought to endeavour after such holiness of life,
as that we may be fit to partake of it as often as they did; when
by our fo often coming to it, we do not lessen, but increase
our Reverend Esteem of it.

In the mean time they must be without excuse, who neglect
to partake of it as often as the Church requires.

After the Divine Service
i Care ought to be ended, the money given at the
taken that holy alms be
given to such good Offertory shall be disposed of
Christians as are fit to to such pious and charitable
have them.

uses i, as the Minister and
And in giving these Churchwardens fhall think fit:
and other alms, the
good of Souls is first to

wherein if they disagree, it
consider'd. Nothing shall be disposed of as the Or-
can be better done than dinary shall appoint.
to put poor children to
school. And except in great necessity, no alms should be gi-
ven to any, but those that endeavour to live as Christians ought.
By this means how much good might a rich man do among
his neighbours !

Whereas it is ordain'd in this Office for the Ad-
ministration of the Lord's Supper, that the Com-
municants should receive the same kneeling ; which
Order is well meant, for a signification of our

k Thankhumble and grateful k acknowledgment of the Be

ful. nefits of Christ therein given to all worthy recei- (Who then vers l, and for the avoiding of such profanation pray, and as might otherwise ensue: Yet least the fame kneel- therefore ing should, by any persons, either out of igno- praykneelrance and infirmity, or out of malice and obsti

ing, for nacy, be misconstrued and depraved m; it is here the fame

Benefits. declared, That thereby no adoration n is intended,

mSlander'd. or ought to be done, either unto the Sacramental, Worthip. Bread and Wine there bodily received, or unto


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Bodily. any corporal o presence of Christ's natural Flesh

and Blood. For the Sacramental Bread and Wine
remain in their very natural substances, and there-

fore may not be adored p: for that were idolatry, , Wor

to be abhorred of all faithful Christians. And the Thipped.

natural Body and Blood of our Saviour Christ are
in heaven, and not here ; it being against the truth
of Christ's natural Body, to be at one time in
more places than one.

Matth.28. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the

Holy Ghaft.





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Very plainly shewing what Confirmation was

in the Days of the Apostles: That the same, notwithstanding the Ceasing

of Miraculous Gifts, is Ordain'd of God for the Means of a Plenteous Increase of Grace

to all Christians: And what Preparation and Reverence it re

quires, both of Those who are to be Confirm'd, and of Parents, Masters, Ministers,

&c. Also the Deplorable Decay of True Christi

anity through the Contempt of Confirmation.

Heb. xii. 28..

bave grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably, with reverence and godly fear.

Let us

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