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of the People there prefent, in a decent Bafin provided for that purpose. And that no one may neglect to come to the Holy Communion, by reafon of having but little to give, the perfon who collects the Offerings fhall cover the Bafin with a fair white linen cloth, fo that neither he himfelf nor any other may fee or know what any particular Perfon offers. And when all have offered, he shall reverently bring the faid Bafin with the Oblations therein, and deliver it to the Prieft, who shall humbly prefent and place it upon the Altar.

Then fhall the Priest take fo much Bread and Wine, as shall fuffice for the Perfons appointed to receive the Holy Communion; laying the Bread in the Paten, or in fome other decent thing prepared for that purpose; and putting the Wine into the Chalice, or elfe into fome fair and convenient Cup prepared for that use, putting thereto in the view of the People a little pure and clean Water: And then fetting both the Bread and the Cup upon the Altar, he shall turn to the People, and Jay,

Let us pray.

Then the Priest shall turn to the Altar, and Standing humbly before it, be shall fay the Collect A following.

Almighty God, who haft created us, and placed us in this miniftry by the power of thy holy Spirit, may it please thee, O Lord, as we are minifters of the New Teftament, and difpenfers of thy holy myfteries, to receive us who are approaching thy Holy Altar, according to the D 2 multitude

multitude of thy mercies, that we may be worthy to offer unto thee this reasonable and unbloody Sacrifice for our Sins and the Sins of the People. Receive it, O God, as a fweet fmelling favour, and fend down the grace of thy Holy Spirit upon us. And as thou didft accept this worship and fervice from thy Holy Apoftles; fo of thy goodnefs, O Lord, vouchfafe to receive thefe Offerings from the hands of us finners, that being made worthy to minifter at thy Holy Altar without blame, we may have the reward of good and faithful fervants at that great and terrible day of account and just retribution; through our Lord Jefus Chrift thy Son, who, with Thee and the Holy Ghoft, liveth and reigneth ever one God, world without end. Amen.

Then fhall the Prieft turn him to the People, and fay,

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Lift up your hearts.


We lift them up unto the Lord.


Let us give thanks unto our Lord God.


It is meet and right fo to do.


Then skall the Priest turn him to the Altar,
and say,

IT is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we should at all times, and. in all places, give thanks unto thee, O Lord,* Holy Father, Almighty Everlasting God.

*These words

[Holy Father] must be omitted on Trinity Sunday.

Here hall follow the proper Preface according to the time, if there be any specially appointed: or elfe immediately shall follow,

TH Herefore with Angels and Archangels, and with all the company of Heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious Name, evermore prais ing thee, and faying,

Here the People hall join with the Priest, and say, Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hofts: heaven

and earth are full of thy glory: Hosanna in the higheft: Bleffed is he that cometh in the Name of the Lord: Glory be to thee, O Lord most high. Amen.

Proper Prefaces.

Upon Christmas-day, and seven days after. BEcaufe thou didst give Jefus Chrift thine only

Son to be born as at this time for us, who by the operation of the Holy Ghost was made Man of the substance of the Virgin Mary his Mother, and that without fpot of fin, to make us clean from all fin. Therefore with Angels, &c.

Upon Eafter-day, and feven days after.

BUT chiefly are we bound to praife thee for the glorious refurrection of thy Son Jefus Chrift:

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Communion. our Lord for he is the very Pafchal Lamb, which was offered for us, and hath taken away the fin of the world; who by his death hath deftroyed death, and by his rifing to life again hath restored to us everlasting life. Therefore with Angels, &c.

Upon Afcenfion-day, and seven days after.

Hrough thy most dearly beloved Son Jefus

Christ our Lord, who after his most glorious Refurrection manifeftly appeared to all his Apostles, and in their fight afcended up into heaven to prepare a place for us; that where he is, thither we might also afcend, and reign with hini in glory. Therefore with Angels, &c.

Upon Whitsunday, and fix days after.

Through Jefus Chrift our Lord; according to whole moft true promife, the Holy Ghost came down as at this time from heaven with a fudden great found, as it had been a mighty wind, in the likeness of fiery tongues, lighting upon the Apostles, to teach them, and to lead them to all truth, giving them both the gift of divers languages, and also boldness with fervent zeal constantly to preach the Gospel unto all nations, whereby we have been brought out of darkness and error into the clear light and true knowledge of thee and of thy Son Jefus Chrift. Therefore with Angels, &c.

Upon the Feast of Trinity only.

WHO HO art one God, one Lord; not one only perfon, but three perfons in fubftance. For that which we believe of the glory of the Father,


the fame we believe of the Son, and of the Holy Ghoft, without any difference or inequality. Therefore with Angels, &c.

After each of which Prefaces fhall follow

Therefore with Angels and Archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious Name, evermore praifing thee, and faying,

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Here the People Shall join with the Priest, and say,

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hofts: heaven and earth are full of thy glory: Hofanna in the higheft: Bleffed is he that cometh in the Name of the Lord: Glory be to thee, O Lord moft high. Amen.

Immediately after, the Prieft fhall fay, Holiness is thy nature and thy gift, O Eternal King; Holy is thine only begotten Son our Lord Jefus Chrift, by whom thou haft made the worlds; Holy is thine Ever-bleffed Spirit, who fearcheth all things, even the depths of thine infinite perfection. Holy art thou, almighty and merciful God; thou createdft Man in thine own image, broughteft him into Paradise, and didst place him in a state of dignity and pleasure: And when he had loft his happiness by tranfgreffing thy command, thou of thy goodness didft not abandon and defpife him. Thy Providence was still continued, thy Law was given to revive the fenfe of his duty, thy Prophets




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