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* If among those who come to be partakers of the Holy Communion, the JMinister shall know any to be an open and motorious evil liver, or to have done any wrong to his neighbours by word or deed, so that the Congregation be thereby offended; he shalladvertise him, that he presume not to come to the Lord's Table, until he have openly declared himself to have truly repented and amended his former evil life, that the Congregation may thereby be satisfied. and that he hath recompensed the parties to whom he hath done wrong; or at least declare
himself to be in full
urpose so to do, as soon as he conveniently may.
* The same order shall the Minister use with those, betwirt whom he perceiveth malice and hatred to reign : not suffering them to be partakers of the Jord's Table, until he knot, them to be reconciled. ..]ndi%; of the parties, so at variance, be content to forgive from the bottom of his heart all that the other hath trespassed against him, and to make an ends for that wherein he himself hath offended; and the other party will ot be persuaded to a godly unity, but remain still in his frowardness and malice; the Minister in that case ought to admit the penitent person to the Ifoly Communion, and not him that is obstinate Provided, that every JMinister so "soft. any, as is herein specified, shall be obliged to give an account of the same to the Ordinary, as soon as conveniently may be.
* The Table, at the Communion-time, having a fair white limen cloth upon it, shall stand irr the body of the Church, or in the Chancel; and the Minister, standing at the north side of the table, or where .Morning and Evening Prayer are appointed to be said, shall sa
the Lord's Prayer and the Collect following, the People kneeling; but the Lord's Prayer anay be omitted, if...Morning Prayer hath been said immediately before.
People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law. Minister. Thou shalt not make to thyself any graven image, nor the likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, or in the waterunder the earth. Thou shalt not bow down to them nor worship them: For I the Lord thy God am a jealous God; and visit the sins of the fathers upon the children, unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; and show mercy unto thousands in them that love me, and keep my commandments. People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law. Minister. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: For the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law. Minister. Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbathday. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all that thou hast to do; but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God. In it thou shalt do no manner of work; thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, thy man-servant, and thy maid-servant, thy cattle, and the stranger that is within thy gates. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the seventh day, and hallowed it. People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law. Minister. Honour thy father
and thy mother; that thy days may be long in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law. Minister. Thou shalt do no murder. People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law. Minister. Thoushaltnotcommit adultery. People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law. Minister. Thou steal. People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law. Minister. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. * . People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law. Minister. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his servant, nor his maid, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is his. People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and write all these thy laws in our hearts, we beseech thee. T Then the Minister may say, Hear also what our Lord Jesus Christ saith. HOU shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind: Fi. is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the
iThen shall be read the .4postles' or JVicene Creed: unless one of them hath been read immediately before, in the .Morning Serozce.
* Then the JMinister shall declare unto the People what Holy-days, or Fasting-days, are in the week following to be observed; and (#.occasion be ) shall, Notice be given of the Communion, and of the Bans of .11atrimony, and other JMatters to be published.
* Then shall follow the Sermon: o: which, the . Minister, when there is a Communion, shall return to the Lord's Table, and begin the Offertory, saying one or more a these sentences following, as he thinket most convenient.
Lo. your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glory your Father which is in heaven. St. Matt. v. 16. Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal, St. Matt. vi. I9, 20.
Whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, even so do to them : for this is the law and the prophets. St. Matt. vii. 12. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. St. Matt. vii. 21. Zaccheus stood forth, and said unto the Lord, Behol Lord, the half of my goods give to the poor; and if I have done any wrong to any man, I. restore fourfold. St. Luke Xix. 8. . Who goeth a warfare at any time at his own cost? Who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof 2 or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock"; "C. ix. 7. If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great matter if we shall reap your worldly things? 1 Cor. ix. 11. Do ye not know, that they who minister about holy things, live of the sacrifice; and they who wait at the altar, are partakers with the altar? Even so hath the Lord also ordained, that they, who preach the Gospel, should live of the Gospel. I Cor. ix. 13, 14. He that Soweth little, shall reap little; and he that soweth plenteously, shall reap plenteously. Let every man do according as he is disposed in his heart; not grudgingly, or of necessity; for God loveth a cheerful giver. 2 Cor. ix. 6, 7. Let him that is taught in the word, minister unto him that teacheth in all good things. Be not deceived, God is not mock
ed: For whatsoevera man soweth, that shall he reap. Gal. vi. 6, 7. 'While we have time, let us do good unto all men; and especially unto them that are of the household of faith. Gal. vi. 10. Godliness is great riches, if a man be content with that he hath: For we brought nothing into this world, neither may we carry anything out. 1 Tim. vi. 6, 7. Charge them who are rich in this world, that they be ready to give, and glad to distribute; laying up in store for themselves a good foundationagainst the time to come, that they may attain eternal life. 1 Tim. vi. 17, 18, 19. God is not unrighteous, that he will forget your works, and labour that proceedeth of love; which love ye have showed for his name’s sake, who have ministered unto the saints, and yet do minister. Heb. vi.10. To do good and to distribute, forget not; for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. Heb. xiii. 16. Whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? 1 St. John iii. 17. Give alms of thy goods, and never turn thy face from any poor man; and then the face of the Lord shall not be turned away from thee. Tobit iv. 7. Be merciful after thy power. If thou hast much, give plenteously. If thou hast little, do thy diligence gladly to give of that little: for so gatherest thou thyselfa good reward, in the day of necessity. Tobit iv. 8, 9. He that hath pity upon the
poor, lendeth unto the Lord :
time of trouble. Psal. xli. 1.
TI Whilst these Sentences are in reading, the Deacons, Church-wardens, or other fit persons appointed for that purpose, shall
A receive the Alms for the Poor, and other
Devotions of the People, in a decent Bason to be provided by the Parish for that purpose; and reverently bring it to the Priest, who shall humbly present and place it upon the Holy Table.
TI And the Priest shall then place upon the Table so much Bread and Wine, as he shall think sufficient. After which dome, he shall say,
Let us pray for the whole state of Christ's Church militant. LMIGHTY and everliving God, who, by thy holy Apostle, hast taught us to make prayers and supplications, and to give thanks for all men; We humbly beseech thee most mercifully [*to accept our alms and oblations, and J to receive to these our prayers, ...": ". which we offerunto thy of *†, divine Majesty; beseeching thee to inspire continually the Universal Church with the spirit of truth, unity, and concord; and grant that all they who do confess thy holy name may agree in the truth of thy holy word, and live in unity and godly love. ...We beseech thee also, so to direct and disÉ. the hearts of all Christian ulers, that they may truly and impartially administer justice, to the o of wickedness and vice, and to the maintenance of thy true religion and virtue. Give grace, O heavenly Father, to all Bishops and §er Ministers; that they may, }
* If there be no alms or ob. lations, then shall the word;
both by their life and doctrine, set forth thy true and lively word, and rightly and duly administer thy holy Sacraments. And to all thy people give thy heavenly grace; and especially to this Congregation here present; that with meek heart, and due reverence, they may hear, and receive thy holy Word; truly, serving thee, in holiness and righteousnessall the days of their life. And we most humbly beseech thee, of thy goodness, O Lord, to comfort and succour all those who, in this transitory life, are in trouble, Sorrow, need, sickness, or any other adversity. And we also bless thy holy name, for all thy servants departed this life in thy faith and fear; beseeching thee to give us grace so to follow their good examples, that with them we may be partakers of thy heavenly kingdom; Grant this, O Father, for Jesus Christ’s sake, our only MediatoranáAd.
Ti When the Minister giveth warning for the Celebration of the #. Communion (which he shall always do upon the Sunday, or some Holy-day, immediately preceding ) he shall read this Echortation following; or so much thereaf as, in his discretion, he may think convenient.
EARLY beloved, on
day next, Ipurpose, through God’s assistance, to administer to all such as shall be religiously and devoutly disposed, the most comfortable Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ; to be by them received, in remembrance of his meritorious Cross and Passion; whereby alone we obtain remission of our sins, and are made partakers of the kingdom of Heaven. Wherefore it is our duty to render most humble and hearty thanks to Almighty God, our heavenly
Father, for that he hath giveri: his Sonour Saviour.Jesus Christ, not only to die for us, but also to be our spiritual food and sustenance in that holy Sacrament. Which beingsodivine and comfortable a thing to them who receive it worthily, and so dangerous to those who will presume to receive it unworthily; my duty is to exhort you in the mean season, to consider the dignity of that holy Mystery, and the great peril of the unworthy re. ceiving thereof; and so to search and examine your own con. sciences, (and that not lightly, and after the manner of dissemblers with God; but so) that ye may come holy and clean to such a heavenly feast, in the marriage-garment required by God in holy Scripture; and be received as worthy partakers of that holy Table. The way and means thereto is, First, to examine your lives and conversations by the rule of God’s commandments; and wherein soeverye shall perceive yourselves to have offended, either by will, word, or deed, there to bewail your own sinfulness, and to confess yourselves to Almighty God, withfull purose of amendment of life. And if yeshall perceive your offences to be such as are not only against God, but also against yourneigh. bours; then ye shall reconcile yourselves unto them; being ready to make restitution and satisfaction, according to the uttermost of your powers, for all injuries and wrongs done by you to any other; and being likewise ready to forgive others who have offended you, as ye would have forgiveness of youroffences at God’s hand: For otherwise