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A Manual for Communicants' Classes. ALTAR MANUALS.

The most popular and complete Altar Manual published. The Churchman's Altar Manual and Guide to Holy

Communion, together with the Collects, Epistles and Gospels, and a Selection of appropriate Hymns. Three Editions of this Manual are now issued. The following are the sizes and Prices :

(a) Royal 32mo, with Rubrics and Borders in red, cloth, 2s. ; or, with Eight Photos, 4s. (A Confirmation Card is presented with this Edition.]

(6) Large Type Edition, cloth, red edges, 2s.

(c) Cheap Edition for distribution, cloth flush, 6d. ; or red edges, 9d. Bishop Ken's Approach to the Holy Altar. With an

Address to Young Communicants. With Collects, Epistle, and Gospel, and some appropriate Hymns. Cloth flush, 6d. ; or cloth, red edges, gd.

The Young Communicant's Manual. Containing

Instructions and Preparatory Prayers in accordance with the Church's Directions for Preparations; Form of Self-Examination : the Services for the Holy Communion, with appropriate Devotions, Jộtercessions, and Thanksgivings; Hymns, etc. Price is. Cheap edition for distribution, cloth flush, 6d.'; or cloth boards, red

edges, ed. The above three books also kept in various leather bindings. Either of the above three Manuals sent Post free for 6d.

The Altar Hymnal, Musical Edition. A Book of

Song for use at the Celebration of the Holy Eucharist, with Tunes compiled and arranged under the Musical Editorship of ARTHUR

HENRY BROWN, Brentwood, Sussex. Small 4to. Words only, cloth flush, price is.; or cloth boards, red edges, price is. 3d.

LONDON: GRIFFITH, FARRAN, OKEDEN & WELSH.

FOR

COMMUNICANTS CLASSES

BY THE

REV. W. FRANK SHAW, B.D.

VICAR OF EASTRY, KENT

AUTHOR OF

* BIBLE CLASS NOTES ON S. MATTH w,' 'THE PREACHER'S PROMPTUARY

OF ANECDOTE, ETC.

'O that men would therefore praise the Lord for His Goodness;
and declare the wonders that He doeth for the children of men.
That they would offer unto Him the Sacrifice of Thanksgiving:
and tell out His works with gladness.'--Ps. cvii. 21, 22.

LONDON
GRIFFITH, FARRAN, OKEDEN & WELSH

AT THE SIGN OF THE BIBLE AND SUN
WEST CORNER OF ST. PAUL'S CHURCHYARD

E.' P. DUTTON & CO., NEW YORK

1263

" ELAN LIR

IBRAR

21 JAN 86

XFORD

The Rights of Translation and Reproduction are reservell. PREFACE.

The various Parts of this Manual have been drawn up from time to time, as occasion required, during the last six years, for the benefit of my own Parishioners. The materials have been quarried and collected from many sources, some of which it is now impossible to verify: whilst the Addresses themselves have for the most part been actually delivered to Communicants' Classes of men and of women. The frequent inquiries made of late, in the Church papers, for some Manual or Hand-Book containing hints and helps, topics and suggestions for conducting such Classes, have led to the publication of the present volume.

It is, of course, utterly impossible to exhaust so great and deep a subject as THE HOLY EUCHARIST, or even adequately to treat It, in a few half-hour addresses. The mass of ocean cannot be poured into a little hole in the sand. No man can find out the Almighty unto perfection. Nevertheless I would fain hope that this Manual will be found useful by my brethren, and may assist them in their efforts to promote a more devout and frequent reception of the Holy Eucharist, as well as a more intelligent perception of what this great Mystery of the Gospel really is. I feel certain that more systematic instruction,

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