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consecrated, it shall not be carried out of the Church, but the Priest and such other of the Communicants as he shall then call unto him, shall, immediately after the Blessing, reverently eat and drink the same.
The Bread and Wine for the Communion shall be provided by the Curate and the Churchwardens at the charges of the Parish.
5 And note, that every Parishioner shall communicate at the least three times in the
year, of which Easter to be one. And yearly at Easter every Parishioner shall reckon with the Parson, Vicar, or Curate, or his or their Deputy or Deputies; and pay to them or him all Ecclesiastical Duties, accustomably due, then and at that time to be paid.
1 After the Divine Service ended, the money given
at the Offertory shall be disposed of to such pious and charitable uses, as the Minister and Church-wardens shall think fit. Wherein if they disagree, it shall be disposed of as the Ordinary shall appoint.
"HEREAS it is ordained in this Office for
the Administration of the Lord's Supper, “ that the Communicants should receive the same
kneeling ; ( which order is well meant, for a signifi
Observations. THREE TIMES A YEAR. | disposed part of his flock - God forbid that any more frequent opportun. good Christian should ities of testifying their inake this an excuse for love to Jesus Christ ; of receiving no oftener, if he increasing their graces, has an opportunity! And and securing their pardor. Woe be to that Pastor, and salvation. who will not give the well
“cation of our humble and grateful acknowledgment “of the benefits of Christ therein given to all worthy
Receivers, and for the avoiding of such profanation " and disorder in the holy Communion, as might
otherwise ensue ;) yet, lest the same kneeling should " by any persons, either out of ignorance and infir“ mity, or out of malice and obstinacy, be misconstruea “and depraved; It is hereby declared, That thereby
no adoration is intended, or ought to be done, either “ unto the Sacramental Bread or Wine there bodily
received, or unto any Corporal Presence of Christ's 66 natural Flesh and Blood. For the Sacramental “ Bread and Wine remain still in their Zery
natural “substances, and therefore may not be adored; (for " that were Idolatry, to be abhorred of all faithful “ Christians ;) and the 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."