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The Minister, standing at the Communion Table, may begin the service by reading one or more of the following sentences of Scripture.

WHOSOEVER will be chief among you,

let him be your servant; even as the Son of Man came not to be ministered unto but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. St. Matt. xx. 27, 28.

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. St. John xv. 13, 14.

If any man will come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever will lose his life. for my sake, the same shall save it. St. Luke ix. 23, 24.

I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. St. John vi. 35.


Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. Rev. iii. 20.

Then shall the Minister say,
Let us pray.

GOD, our heavenly Father, grant that this service may be profitable to all who partake of it, for the sanctification of body and soul, for fruitfulness in good works, and for the establishing of thy holy Church.

We remember in this our communion, and beseech thee to bless, the multitudes of every name who are joined with us in one household of faith, our brethren and sisters in Christ throughout the world.

We remember those who have fallen asleep in Christ, in the joyful hope of resurrection unto life eternal. O Lord, refresh their spirits with the light of thy countenance.

We remember the fathers from the beginning of the world, and all who have wrought righteousness, even down to the present day. Refresh thou their spirits, and give them abundant entrance into the joy of our Lord. And grant unto us, O God, that we may have our part and lot with all thy saints.

We remember all such as journey, and them that sojourn in strange lands. May it please thee to abide with them wheresoever they abide, and when they travel, to bring them in safety to their destined goal.

We remember all who are sick and in distress, all who suffer in body or in mind, all who are in prison and in bonds: as bound

with them, and as sufferers with them, we bear them in our hearts and pray for their relief.

We remember our enemies, if there be any who have injured us, or cherish hatred against us. We beseech thee to turn their hearts, that we may live peaceably with all men. May we freely forgive all who have wronged us; and, if there be any whom we have wronged, may we make amends and seek forgiveness.

We remember the whole family of man, beseeching thee that the spirits of all flesh may taste of thy grace, and that the ends of the earth may see the salvation of our God. Amen.

To be said by the Minister and People alternately.

GRANT us, O God, according to the riches of thy glory, to be strengthened with might by thy spirit; that Christ may dwell in our hearts by faith; that we, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height, and to know the love of Christ which passeth knowledge, that we may be filled with all the fulness of God.

Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly, above all that we ask or think, be glory in the Church throughout all ages.

Help us to walk worthy of the vocation

wherewith we are called, with all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace.

Let this mind be in us, which was also in Christ Jesus.

May nothing separate us from the love of Christ: neither tribulation, nor distress, nor persecution, nor famine, nor nakedness, nor peril, nor sword. In all these things may we be more than conquerors through him that loved us.

Thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Help us to draw near with a true heart, in full assurance of faith, that we may enter into the holiest by this new and living way, looking unto him who is the author and finisher of our faith.

Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. Amen.

Then shall the Minister say,

THE Lord Jesus, the same night that he was betrayed, took bread; and, when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said: This is my body which is broken for you. This do in remembrance of me.

WE give thanks to thee, our Father, for

the life and knowledge which thou hast made known to us through Jesus, thy servant:

to thee be the glory for ever. As this broken bread was scattered abroad over the mountains, and being gathered together became one, so let thy Church be gathered together from the ends of the earth into thy kingdom. For thine is the glory and the power for ever. Amen.

Then, as he delivers the Bread to the People, the Minister shall say,

Take and eat this in remembrance of Christ.

Then the Minister shall say,

AFTER the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying: This cup is the new testament in my blood. This do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.

WE give thanks to thee, our Father, for thy holy name which thou hast caused to dwell in our hearts, and for the knowledge and faith and immortality which thou hast made known to us through Jesus, thy servant: to thee be the glory for ever. Thou, Almighty Father, hast created all things; both food and drink hast thou given unto men to enjoy, that they might give thanks to thee; but to us hast thou granted spiritual food and drink, and life eternal through thy servant. Before all things we give thanks to thee

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