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he is the very Pafchal Lamb, which was offered for us, and hach taken away the fin of the world, who by his death hach destroyed death, and by his rising to life again hath restored to us everlasting life. Therefore with Angels, &c.
Upou Afcenfion-day, and seven days after. "Hrough thy most dearly beloved Son Jesus Christ our
Lord, who after his most glorious Relurrection manifeitly 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 allo ascend, and reign with him in glory. Therefore with Angels, &c.
Upon Whitfunday, and fix days after.
most true promise, the Holy Ghost came down as at this time from heaven with a sudden great sound, as it had been a mighty wind, in che 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 Jesus Christ. Therefore with Angels, &c.
PA RA PH RA $ E. refurre&ticæ from ibe dead, bas begottex us unto a lively bope of everlasting life, 1 Peti. 3.
3. Through the merits of thy well-beloved Son our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, who, after his wonderful and glorious resurrection, frequent, ly appeared to his holy A poftles, and finally in their fight ascended to heaven, to the end that be might ge and prepare a place for us, that whera be is we might be aljo, Jbn xiv. 3. Therefore, &c.
4. Through our Saviour Jesus Chrift, according to whose promise the holy ghoft came down (as at this time) upon the A potiles with a found from heaven, as of a rushing and mighty wind, Acts is. 2. and there ap: peared unta them cloven longues, like as of fire, ver. 3. in order to guide them into, and direct them in the paths of truth, beltowing upon them the gift of divers languages, in order that they might be enabled to preach the word with boldness, fervency and zeal unto all nations, agreeable to our Saviour's inttrycțions unto them in Mati. xxviii. 19. by which mean
Upon the Feast of Trinity only.
but three persons in one substance. For that which we believe of the glory of the Father, the same we believe of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, without any difference or inequality. Therefore with Angels, &c.
After each of which Prefaces, shall immediately be sung or said.
the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious Name, evermore praising ther, and saying, Huly, holy, holy, Lord God of bots, heaven and earth are full of thy glory. Glory be to thee, O Lord moit high. Amen. ben shall ibe Prieft, kneeling down at the Lord's Table, say in the name of all tbem that fall receive the Communien, this Prayer following:
E do not presume to come to this thy Table, O
merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteousness, but in thy manifold and great mercies. We are not worthy so much as to gether up the crumbs under thy table. But thou art the fame Lord, whose property is always to have mercy; Grant us therefore, gracious Lord, io to eat the ficth of thy dear Son Jesus Christ, and to drink his blood,
PA RA PHRASE. we have been conducted out of the darkness of ignorance, error, and fuperftition, into the perfe&t knowledge of thee, O God, and of thy Son Jesus Christ Therefore, &c.
5. Who 'art one God, one true Jehovah, not only, according to the erroneous opinions of fome, one person, but three persons in unity of effence for we believe that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghoft are the fame ; and that there is no inequality or difference of dignity be. tween them. 1. Let us therefore unite ourselves with the Angels and Archangels
, and with all the orders of blessed spirits in heaven, io praise and magnify thy holy name, saying with them, 'Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts
, the whole earth is full of thy glory, 1jaiab vi. 3. gloty to God in the highest, Luke ii. 14. 2: We do not presume to approach this thy facred table; O molt merci
. ful Lord God, in dependance on our own merits and righteousness, but Øn thy great and abundant mercies, manifested towards us thy finful creaeures, we are utterly unworthy, to gather op the crumbs which fall from why table: -Bur thou art a God of infuite mercy; grane therefore that we
that our sinful bodies may be made clean by his body, and our souls washed through his most precious blood, and that we may evermore dwell in him, and he in us. Amen. Wher sbe Prieff, ftanding' before the Table, bath fo ordered the Bread and
Wines that be may with the more readiness and decency break the Bread befort sbe People, and take the Cup into bis hands, be fball say ibe Prayer of Confecration, as followeb:
der mercy didst give thine only Son Jesus Christ to fuffer death upon the Cross for our redemption, who made there (by his one oblation of himself once offered) a full, perfect, and sufficient facrifice, oblation, and satisfaction for the fins of the whole world; and did institute, and in his holy Gospel command. us to continue a perpetual memory of that his precious death until his coming again; Hear ús, O merciful Father, we most humbly beseech thee, and
grant that we receiving these thy creatures of bread and wine, according to thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ's holy inftitution, in remembrance of his death and passion, may be partakers of his moft blessed body and blood : Who in the fame night that he was betrayed, (a) took bread, and when he had given thanks, (b) he brake it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, Take, eat, (c) this is my body which is given for you, do this in remembrance of me. Likewise ra) Here the Priest is to take the Paten into his Hards :
(b) And here to break the Bread:
PA RA P H R AS E. may fo eat the flesh aod drink the blood of thy Son Jesus Christ, that we may be cleaosed and purified thereby, and made fit to dwell in him and he in us. Amen.
3. O Omnipotent Lord God, who through a tender concern for the eternal welfare of us thy fallen creatures, didit mot spare thine own Son, bue didft deliver him up for us all, Rom. viii. 32.-- who while he dwelc spon earth did ordain this facrament to commemoraté his death, even che ignominious death of the cross, which he endured for our fakes; and has likewise commanded the observance of this inftitution, saying, do this in remembrance of me, Luke xxii. 19. As oft as ye eat this bread and drink this cup, ye do thew forth the Lord's death till he come. Į Cor. xii 3. Graciously hear our petitions, O Lord, we beseech thee, and grant Hout having partaker of the bread and the wine, we may be made par
after fupper (d) he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of this, for this (e) is my Blood of the New Teitament, which is shed for you and for many, for the remission of fins : Do this, as oft as ye shall drink it, in remembrance of me Amen.
pd) Here he is to take obe Cup into bis Hand: a) And bere to lay bis Hand upon every Vegel (be it Chalict or Flagony in
which there is any Wine to be confecrated. Then shall the Minister forf receive the Communion in both kinds himself, and
then proceed to deliver i be fame to the Bishops, Priefs, and Deacons in like manner (if any be present) and after that to sbe People also in order, into their bands, all meekly kneeling. And wben be deliverab tbe Bread to any one, he mall say, irTHE Body of our Lord Jesus Christ, which was giveni
for thee, preserve thy body and soul unto everlasting life. Take and eat this in remembrance that Christ died for thee, and feed on him in thy heart by faith with thankfgiving
And i be Minifter that deliveretb tbe Cup to any one, fall say,
for thee, preserve thy body and soul unto everlasting life. Drink this in remembrance that Christ's Blood was shed for thee, and be thankful.
PA RA PHRASE takers of his most precious body and blood, whiich, in a spiritual manner; are conveyed to us therein, and grant farther, O Lord, that so often as we eat of this bread, and drink of tliis cup, we may do it in thankful temembrance of our blessed Saviour's death and passion.
1. May the body of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Chrift, which is repre. sented by the bread wkich i now give unto thce, be a fpiritual preservative into thee; and afford thee grace fufficient to enable thee to live with
; Arietness of piety here, and attain for thee a kingdom of everlasting bappiness hereafter. Take therefore this holy bread, and eat it as a token of thy grateful remembrance, that Christ died co save thee, and that by haith : nou doit gratefully feed on him in thy heart.
2. May the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is represented by this cup of wine, and which was thed for thy fake, be a spiritual preserva: tive unto thee, and influence tħee to live in such a manner, 'as that, through the mercy of God, thou mayest attain to everlasting life and hape piness. Do thou therefore drink it, as a token of thy grateful remen. brance of the death of Chrift,
3. See fins
If the Confecrated Bread or Wine br all spent before all have communicated;
ibe Priest is to confecrate more according to the Form before preferibed : beginning at [Our Saviour Christ in the same night, &c.] fór the blefing of the bread, and at [Likewise after Supper, &c.) for the blefing of
ibe Cup. Wben all bave communicated, ihe Minister Mall return to the Lord's Table,
and reverently place upon it what remainetb of ibe confecrated Elements,
covering ibe jame with a fair linen clob. Then shall the Prieff say the Lord's Prayer, the People repeating after him
UR Father which art in heaven ; Hallowed be thy
Name. Thy kingdon come. Thý will be done in earth, as ic is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation , but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
Afrer full be said as followerh. 2. Lord and heavenly Father, we thy humble servants
entirely desire thy Fatherly goodness, mercifully to accept this our facrifice of praise and thanksgiving : mort humbly beseeching thee to grant, that by the merits and death of thy Son Jesus Christ, and through faith in his blood, we and all thy whole Church may obtain remission of our sins, and all other benefits of his passion. And here
PA RA P H R A SE. i. See paraphrase on the Lord's Prayer, Pages 8 and g 2. O King of Kings, and Lord of Lords, who art the father of all things, who dwellett in the highest heavens, condescend we beferch thee, to hear our prayers, and to grant nu: reasonable requests: We beý, that through thy fatherly goodnets, thou wouldet mercifully feceive this our facrifice of praise and gratitude, moft humbly fiatreating the to grant, that through the meritorious fufferings and death of our Lord and Savis our fus Chrif, and ibrohigh faith in his blocd, Rom. iii. 23. both we, and all our brethren, thy faithful servants, niay obtain the pardon of our fins, and every spiritual coinfort procured 10 iis chieseby. And here, O Lord, we humbiy oser unto thee both our fuuis and becies a living fucris fire, bely and acceptable únie. God, avbicb is our reasonable service, Rom, xil. 1. in the most humble manner, praying thar all tve who at this time partake or his lioly cominunion may be filled with grace, arid be bli led with all spirituel blcslinge, Eph. i. 3:--and noswisi.landing the numbcriefs No