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in a clean and fweet flanding pot, or floop of pewter, if not of purer metal. zo CANON.
¶ And note, that every parishioner shall communicate at the leaft three times in the year, of which Eafter to be one.
In every parish church and chapel where facraments are to be adminiftred within this realm, the holy communion shall be min fired by the parfon, vicar, or minifter, fo often, and at fuch times, as every parishioner may communicate, at the leaft thrice in the year (whereof the feaft of Eafter to be one) accor. ding as they are appointed by the book of common prayer. Every minifter, as oftashe adminiftreth the communion, shall first receive that facrament himself; and shall deliver both the bread and the wine to every communicant feverally. 21 CANON.
The cup of the Lord is not to be denied to the lay people: for both the parts of the Lord's facrament, by Chrift's ordinance and commandment, ought to be miniftred to all christian men alike. 30 ARTICLE of religion.
Whereas every lay person is bound to receive the holy communion thrice every year, and many notwithstanding do not receive that facrament once in a year; we do require every minister to give warning to his parishioners publickly in the church at morning prayer, the Sunday before every time of his adminiftring that holy facrament, for their better PREPARATION of themfelves: which faid warning we enjoin the faid parifhioners to accept and obey, under the penalty and danger of the law. 22 CANON.
The minifters, church-wardens, quest-men, and affifta~ts of every parish-church and chapel, fhall yearly within forty days after Eafter exhibit to the bishop, or his chancellor, the names and firnames of the parishioners, as well men as women, which, being of the age of fixteen years, received not the communion at Eafter before. 112 CANON.
The church-wardens or queft-men, and their affistants, fhall mark, as well as the minister, whether all and every of the parishioners come so often every year to the holy communion, as the laws and our conflitutions do require; and whether any ftrangers come often and commonly from other parishes to their church; and fhall fhew the minifter of them, left perhaps they be admitted to the Lord's table amongst others, which they fhall forbid; and remit fuch home to their own parith churches and
ministers, there to receive the communion with the reft of their own neighbours. 28 CANON.
Whereas it is ordained in the office for the adminiftration of the Lord's Supper, that the communicants fhould receive the fame kneeling; (which order is well meant, for a fignification of our humble and grateful acknowledgement of the benefits of Chrift therein given to all worthy receivers, and for the avoiding of fuch profanation and diforder in the holy communion, as might otherwife enfue.) Yet, left the fame kneeling should by any perfons, either out of ignorance and infirmity, or out of malice and obftinacy, be mifconftrued and depraved: It is here declared, that thereby no adoration is intended, or ought to be done either unto the facramental bread and wine, there bodily received, or unto any corporal prefence of Chrift's natural flesh and blood. For the facramental bread and wine remain fill in their very natural fubftances, and therefore may not be adored (for that were idolatry, to be abhorred of all faithful chriftians.) And in the natural body and blood of our Saviour Chrift are in heaven, and not here; it being against the truth of Chrift's natural body, to be at one time in more places than one.
The fupper of the Lord is not only a fign of the love that chriftians ought to have among themselve one to another; rather it is a facrament of our redemption by Chrift's death: infomuch that to fuch as rightly, worthily, and with faith receive the fame, the bread which we break, is a partaking of the body of Chrift; and likewife the cup of bleffing, is a partaking of the blood of Chrift. Tranfubftantiation (or the change of the fubftance of bread and wine) in the fupper of the Lord, cannot be proved by holy writ; but it is repugnant to the plain words of fcripture, overthroweth the nature of a facrament; and hath given occafion to many fuperftitions. The body of Chri't is given, taken and eaten in the fupper only after an beavenly and spiritual manner. And the mean whereby the body of Chrift is received and eaten in the supper, is faith. 28 ARTICLE of Religion.
The wicked, and fuch as be void of a lively faith, although they do carnally and visibly prefs with their teeth the facrament of the body and blood of Chrift; yet in no wife are they partakers of Chrift, but rather, to their condemnation, do eat and drink the fign or facrament of so great a thing. 29 ARTICLE of Religion.
DIRECTIONS to Collects and Pfalms In the Book of Common Prayer.
Suitable to the Occafions of a worthy Communicant.
4th Sunday after Eafter,
2d, 3d, 4th, and 20th Surday af--
S12th, 21ft, and 24th Sunday af
10th Sunday after Trinity.
For the Love of God and his laws,
For Love and charity,
For the MINISTERS of God's word
For the protection of God's PROVI-
For PURITY of heart,
For PARDON of fin,
For acceptance of our PRAYERS,
To be truly RELIGIOUS,
For chriftian RESOLUTION.
Before reading the SCRIPTURES,
Against evil THOUGHTS,
2d in Lent.
For fruitfulness in good WORKS,
5th after Eafter,
Ift, 9th, 11th, 13th, 17th, and
DIRECTIONS to Pfalms, &c.
} PS. 23, 26, 111.
Pj. 6, 25, 32, 38.
Pf. 1, 23, 24, 25, 126.
For the Gift and Grace of Repentance,
For Confeffion of Sins, and for Forgiveness,
On a Refolution to lead a new Life,
For Grace to love God's Law,
For Salvation and eternal Happiness,
Thanksgivings for God's Mercies,
OR God's Affifance in our Sacramental
Pf. 103, 2, 3, 4.
Pf. 15, 133, 41, 112.
Pf. 103, 136, 138.
For Pardon of Sins
For Redemption by Christ,
For the Grace of Perfeverance,
BOOK of PSALMS,
OR grace to love God's law,
For prefervation from fin, Pfal. 19,
Prayers, Meditations, Thanksgivings, &c.
To be added to our other Devotions, as Occafion may require.
For prefervation from the punish-
For God's providence and protec-
For protection against malicious and
Pf. 85, 106, 116.
For the church, and all faithful
Pf. 6, 102, 34, 42, 43.
For defence against all enemies,
For a holy life, fanctity, and inno-
For defence of our innocence, Pf. 7.
33, 36, 50, 88, 90, 102, 142.
For the King, Pf. 21, 61, 89.
For advancement of religion, Pfalm
For deliverance from the power of
For peace, Pf. 46, 122, 123, 133,
For comfort in fadnefs, Pfal. 1OI