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Crols is no lefs fignificant here, than in Baptifm: It was fo ufed in our Fiest Reform'd Liturgy, and therefore there is no need of faying more about it. And as for Chrism, it is an Emblem of Spiritual Unction, of Grace confer'd by the Holy Ghost and with this Reference and Allufion it has been practis'd by the Primitive and Univerfal Church.07 You nou blung ti The Anointing with Oil in the Office for the Sick is not only fupported by Primitive Practice, but commanded by the Apoftle S. James. It is not here adminiftred by way of Extreme Unction, but in order to Recovery, is owình chị
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rant; nothing of Late Beginning: Here is no Application to Saints or Angels, no Worship of Images, no Praying the Dead out of Purgatory, no Adoration of the Confecrated Elements; nothing that
fuppofes a Corporal Prefence, either by Trans- or Con-fubftantiation: In short, nothing but what is Primitive and a greeable to Scripture, and practis'd by the best recommended and enlightned
Administration of the LORD'S
VERT Prieft fhall take particular care not to admit any to the Holy Sacrament of the Eucharift, but those whom he knows to be in the Communion of the Church, or elfe is certified thereof by fufficient teftimony. And to the end this Order may be observed, so many as intend to be partakers of the Holy Communion, Shall fignify their names to the Priest at least fome time the day before.
And if any of those be an open and notorious evil liver, or have done any wrong to his neighbour by word or deed, fo that the Congregation be thereby offended; the Prieft having knowledge thereof, fhall call him and advertise him, that in any wife he prefume not to come to the Lord's Table, until he bath openly declared himself to have truly repented and amended his former wicked Life, that the Congregation may thereby be fatisfied, which before was offended; and that he bath recompenfed the Parties to whom he hath done
done wrong, or at least declare himself in full purpose so to do, as foon as he conveniently may. The fame order shall the Prieft ufe with those, betwixt whom he perceiveth malice and hatred to reign; not suffering them to be partakers of the Lord's Table, until he know them to be reconciled. And if one of the Parties fo at variance be content to forgive from the bottom of his heart all that the other hath trefpaffed against him, and to make amends for that he himself bath offend ed; and the other party will not be perfuaded to a godly unity, but remaineth ftill in his frowardnels and malice: the Prieft in that case ought to admit the penitent perfon to the Holy Communion, and not him that is obftinate. Provided that every Prieft fo repelling any, as is fpecified in this or the next precedent Paragraph of this Rubrick, Shall be obliged to give an account of the fame to the Bishop or the Ordinary of the place within fourteen days after at the fartheft.
The Altar at the Communion time having a fair white linen cloth upon it, shall stand at the Eaft end of the Church or Chapel. And the Prieft and People ftanding with their faces towards the Altar, Shall fay or fing (in the fame manner as the Pfalms for the day are faid or fung) for the Introit the Pfalm appointed for that day according to that Tranflation which is in the Book of Common-Prayer.
Note, that whenever in this Office the Prieft is directed to turn to the Altar, or to fland or kneel before it, or with his Face towards it, it is always meant that he should stand or kneel on the North-fide thereof.