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of thy Church, and in behalf of us thy People : Accept them to the hon. our of thy name, and the good of our souls, and grant us all those blessings which may any ways. contribute to our salvation ; Through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

The Epistle following, say,

E thou, O Lord, eternally praised

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nicated thy Spirit to the holy Prophets and Apostles, disclosing to them admirable secrets,

redowiding to thy glory aud to our great good. We firmly believe their word, because it is thine. Give us, we beseech thee , the happiness to understand from the church by their instructions what is profitable and grace to practise the same all our lives.

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What follows is the Gradual ; say,


Ow wonderful , O Lord, is thy

name through the whole earth! I will bless our Lord at all times; his praise shall be ever in my mouth. Be 1 iii


thou my God and my Protector : * thee alone will I put my trust,

het nie never be confounded.

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After this the book is removed to the other side of the altar, in order to the reading of the gospel for the day; which removal of the book represents the passing from the preaching of the old law, figurcd by the lesson or epistic , to the gospel of Jesers Christ, published by the preacher's of the new law.

At the gospel stand dep, to declare by that posture your readirtess to go and do whatsoever

you shall be commanded by your Saviour in his gospel; and if you have not the convcnience of reading it or otherwise attending to it, you may pray as follows:

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instruct and inform us by the Prophets and Apostles, but bast even vouchsafed to speak to us by thy only Son our Saviour Jesus Christ, coinmanding us by a voice from heaven to hear himn :


Grant us , O merciful God, the grace to profit by this divine and heavenly doctrine. All that is written of thee, dread Jesus, in thy Gospel, is truth itself ; there is nothing but wisdom in thy actious, power and goodness in thy miracles , light and instruction in thy ! words. With thee, sacred Redeemer, are the words of eternal life : To whoin shall we go, but to thee , eternal fountain of truth: Give me, O God, grace $0 practise what thou commandest, and command what thou pleasest.

At the end of the gospel the clerk ante swers , Laus.tibi , Christe, Fraise be to thee, O Christ. And the priest kisses the book in reverence of those sacred words he has been reading out of it. Then upor all Sundays, and many other festival days , standing in the middle of the al tor, he recites the Nicene creed, koce. ling down at these words , He was made

in reverence to the great mystery of our Lord's Incarnation,


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The Nicerie Creed.

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mighty, Maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only be gotten Son of God, and born of the Father be ore all ages, God of God, Light of Light, true God of true God tegotten , not made ; consubstantial to the Father, by whom all things were made. Who for us men,

and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary, and he was made man : was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; he suffered, and was buried, and the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures. He ascended into hea ven, sits at the right hand of the Father, and is to come again with glory to judge the living and the dead, whose kingdom shall have no end. And in the Holy Ghost , the Lord and Giver of life, who proceeds froin the Fatier and the Son, who together with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who spoke by the Prophets. And one holy catholic and apostolic church :


I confess one baptism for the remission of sins, and I expect the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world te come. Amen,

Then the priest turns about to the peo. ple and says, Dominus vobiscum, The Lord be with you. And having read in the book a verse or sentence of the scripture, which is called the Offertory, and is every day different, he uncovers the chalice, and taking in his hand the paten, or little plate , offers up the bread and wine to God.

At the Offertory, say,


Ceept', O holy Father, Almighty

and eternal God, this unspotted host, which I thy unworthy servant offer thee, my living and true God, for my innumerable sins offences, and negligences, and for all-bere presenti, and for all faithful Christiens, living and dead, that it may avail me and

them to life everlasting. Amen. .:I!!!!! 23:07 * Visi bavi Pred

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