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Introduction

TO THE ORDER FOR ADMINISTRATION OF

The Lord's Supper

T
CHAT you may profit | mind intent upon your

by the following as- devotions. sistance, beadvised to read. If any person, who is the Communion Service ordained to administerthis with the Directions and Sacrament, shall think fit Meditations, some time to cast his eye upon this before you go to the Sa- | Book, I would beseech him crament, that you may at- to consider seriously, how tend to every part of the many Communicants there Public Service without are, who have no ordinary distraction.

way of coming to the Whenever you havetime knowledge of this great for your private devotions, duty, or other help to their let them be so secret that devotion, besides what the nobody may be disturbed Church has provided for

them in this Office : that, And learn what parts of therefore, in compassion to the Service are to be said i such, this Service ought to by yourself as well as by be performed with the the Minister, that you may greatest deliberation as say them all, and especi- well as devotion, that the ally the AMEN, at the end unlearned, who are geneof every petition. You rally the greatest number, will find this the very may be edified, as well as best way to keep your instructed.

by you.

THE ORDER OF THE

ADMINISTRATION OF THE LORD'S SUPPER

OR

Holy Communion

T SO many as intend to be partakers of the holy

Communion shall signify their names to the Curate, at least some time the day before.

And if any of those be an open and notorious evil liver, or have done any wrong to his neighbours by word or deed, so that the Congregation be thereby offended; the Curate, having knowledge thereof, shall call him and advertise him, that in any wise he presume not to come to the Lord's Table, until he hath openly declared himself to have truly repented and amended his former naughty life, that the Congregation may thereby be satisfied, which before were offended; and that he hath recompensed the parties, to whom he hath done wrong; or at least declare himself to be in full purpose so to do, as soon as he conveniently may.

I The same order shall the Curate use with those

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