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The Collect.

enth day is the Sabbath of the LMIGHTY God, unto whom Lord thy God. In it thou shalt

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sires known, and from whom nolthy son, and thy daughter, thy. secrets are hid; cleanse the man-servant, and thy maid-serthoughts of our hearts by the in- vant, thy cattle, and the stranger spiration of thy Holy Spirit; that that is within thy gates. For in we may perfectly love thee, and six days the Lord made heaven worthily magnify thy holy name, and earth, the sea, and all that in through Christ our Lord. Amen. them is, and rested the seventh 1 Then shall the Bishop, turning to the People, re. day; wherefore the Lord blessed

hearse distinctly the Ten Commandments; and the People still kneeling, shall, after every com- the seventh day, and hallowed mandment, ask God mercy for their transgres- it. sions for the time past, and grace to keep the law for the time to come, as followeth.

People. Lord, have mercy upon Bishop.

us, and incline our hearts to keep OD spake these words, and this law.

saidI am : Bishop Thou shalt have none other gods thy mother ; that thy days may be

long in the land which the Lord People. Lord, have mercy upon thy God giveth thee. us, and incline our hearts to keep People. Lord, have mercy upon this law.

us, and incline our hearts to keep Bishop. Thou shalt not make this law. to thyself any graven image, nor Bishop. Thou shalt do no murthe likeness of any thing that is in der. heaven above, or in the earth be People. Lord, have mercy upon neath, or in the water under the us, and incline our hearts to keep earth. Thou shalt not bow down this law. to them nor worship them: For I Bishop. Thou shalt not commit the Lord thy God am a jealous adultery. God; and visit the sins of the People. Lord, have mercy upon fathers upon the children, unto the us, and incline our hearts to keep third and fourth generation of this law. them that hate me; and show mer Bishop. Thou shalt not steal. cy unto thousands in them that People. Lord, have mercy upon love me, and keep my command- us, and incline our hearts to keep ments.

this law. People. Lord, have mercy upon Bishop. Thou shalt not bear us, and incline our hearts to keep false witness against thy neighthis law.

bour. Bishop. Thou shalt not take People. Lord, have mercy upon the name of the Lord thy God in us, and incline our hearts to keep vain: For the Lord will not hold this law. him guiltless, that taketh his name Bishop. Thou shalt not covet

thy neighbour's house, thou shalt People. Lord, have mercy upon not covet thy neighbour's wife, us, and incline our hearts to keep nor his servant, nor his maid, nor this law.

his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing Bishop. Remember that thou that is his. keep holy the Sabbath-day. Six People. Lord, have mercy upon days shalt thou labour, and do all us, and write all these thy laws in that thou hast to do; but the sev-lour hearts, we beseech thee.

in vain.


Let us pray.

1 Then the Bishop may say,

Zaccheus stood forth, and said Hear also what our Lord Jesus unto the Lord, Behold, Lord, the Christ saith :

half of iny goods I give to the poor; THOU shalt love the Lord thy and if I have done any wrong to

God with all thy heart, and any man, I restore four-fold. St. with all thy soul, and with all thy Luke xix. 8. mind: This is the first and great Who goeth a warfare at any commandment. And the second time at his own cost ? Who is like unto it ; Thou shalt love planteth a vineyard, and eateth not thy neighbour as thyself. On of the fruit thereof? or who feedthese two commandments hangseth a flock, and eateth not of the all the law and the prophets. milk of the flock? 1 Cor. ix. 7.

If we have sown unto you O ALMIGHTY Lord, and

spiritual things, is it a great mateverlasting God, vouchsafe, ter if we shall reap your worldly we beseech thee, to direct, sanc-things? 1 Cor. ix. 11. tify, and govern, both our hearts

Do ye not know, that they who and bodies, in the ways of thy laws, minister about holy things, live of and in the works of thy command-the sacrifice; and they who wait ments; that, through thy most at the altar, are partakers with the mighty protection, both here and altar? Even so hath the Lord ever, we may be preserved in body also ordained, that they who preach and soul, through our Lord and the Gospel, should live of the GosSaviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

pel. 1 Cor. ix. 13, 14. | Then shall be read the Collect, Epistle, and Gos

He that soweth little, shall reap pel, as they are appointed. 1 Then shall be read the Apostles' or Nicene Creed; little; and he that soweth plenteunless one of them have been read immediately before, in the Morning Service.

ously, shall reap plenteously. Let 1 Then shall the Bishop begin the offertory, saying every man do according as he is one or more of these sentences following, as he thinketh most convenient.

disposed in his heart, not grudyLE

ET your light so shine before ingly, or of necessity; for God lov

men, that they may see your eth a cheerful giver. 2 Cor. ix. 6, 7. good works, and glorify your Fa

Let him that is taught in the ther which is in heaven. St. Matt. word, minister unto him that

teacheth, in all good things. Be Lay not up for yourselves trea- not deceived, God is not mocked: sures upon earth, where moth and For whatsoever a man soweth, rust doth corrupt, and where that shall he reap. Gal. vi. 6, 7. thieves break through and steal :

While we have time, let us do But lay up for yourselves treasures good unto all men: and especially in heaven, where neither moth nor unto them that are of the houserust doth corrupt, and where bold of faith. Gal. vi. 10. thieves do not break through nor Godliness is great riches, if a steal. St. Matt. vi. 19, 20. man be content with that he hath:

Whatsoever ye would that men For we brought nothing into this should do to you, even so do to world, neither may we carry any them: for this is the law and the thing out. 1 Tim. vi. 6, 7. prophets. St. Matt. vii. 12. Charge them who are rich in

Not every one that saith unto this world, that they be ready to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into give, and glad to distribute; laythe kingdom of heaven; but he ing up in store for themselves a that doeth the will of my Father good foundation against the time which is in heaven. St. Matt. vii.21. to come, that they may, attain

v. 16.

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eternal life. 1 Tim. vi. 17, 18, tle, hast taught us to make prayers

and supplications, and to give God is not unrighteous, that'he thanks, for all men: "We humbly will forget your works, and labour beseech thee most mercifully [*te that proceedeth of love; which accept our alms and oblations, and] love ye have showed for his name's to receive these our prayers, which sake, who have ministered unto we offer unto thy divine Majesty; the saints, and yet do minister. beseeching thee to inspire conHeb. vi. 10.

tinually the universal Church with To do good and to distribute, the spirit of truth, unity, and conforget not; for with such sacrifices cord; and grant that all those who God is well pleased. Heb. xiii. do confess thy holy name may 16.

agree in the truth of thy holy Whoso hath this world's good, word, and live in unity and godly and seeth his brother have need, love.

eed, love. We beseech thee also, so and shutteth up his compassion to direct and dispose the hearts of from him, how dwelleth the love all christian rulers, that they may of God in him? 1 John iii. 17. truly and impartially administer

Give alms of thy goods, and justice, to the punishment of wicknever turn thy face from any pooredness and vice, and to the mainman; and then the face of the tenance of thy true religion and Lord shall not be turned away virtue. Give grace, O heavenly from thee. Tobit iv. 7.

Father, to all Bishops and other Be merciful after thy power. If Ministers; that they may, both by thou hast much, give plenteously; their life and doctrine, set forth thy if thou hast little, do thy diligence true and lively Word, and rightly gladly to give of that little: for so and duly administer thy holy sagatherest thou thyself a good re-craments. And to all thy people ward in the day of necessity. To- give thy heavenly grace; and esbit iv. 8, 9.

pecially to this congregation here He that hath pity upon the poor, present; that with meek heart, and lendeth unto the Lord: and look, due reverence, they may hear and what he layeth out, it shall be paid receive thy holy Word; truly servhim again. Prov. xix. 17. ing thee in holiness and righteous

Blessed be the man that pro- ness all the days of their life. And videth for the sick and needy: we most humbly beseech thee, of the Lord shall deliver him in the thy goodness, O Lord, to comfort time of trouble. Pslam xli. 1. and succour all those who, in this 1 Whilst these sentences are in reading, the Dea-transitory life, are in trouble, sorcons, Church-wardens, or other fit persons ap- row, need, sickness, or any other pointed

for that purpose, shall receive the alms adversity. And we also bless thy in a decent Bason to be provided by the Parish holy name, for all thy servants defor that purpose; and reverently bring it to the parted this life in thy faith and Bishop, who shall humbly present and place it upon the Holy Table.

fear; beseeching thee to give us so much Bread and Wine as he shall think suffi- amples, that with them we may And the Bishop shall then place upon the Table grace so to follow their good excient; after which he shall say,

be partakers of thy heavenly Let us pray for the whole state kingdom : Grant this, Faof Christ's Church militant. ther, for Jesus Christ's sake, our

thy 1 . • If there be bo alms or oblations, then eball the words, to accept our alms and oblations, and, be left unsaid.

ALMIGHTYand everlasting only Mediator and Advocate.

1 The Bishop skall then say this Exhortation. Irighteousness, all the days of our DEARLY beloved in the Lord, life. Amen.

ye who mind to come to the 1 Then shall the Bishop say to those who come to Holy Communion of the Body and

receive the Coinmunion, Blood of our Saviour Christ, must YE who do truly

and earnestly consider how St. Paul exhorteth all repent you of your sins, and persons diligently to try and ex- are in love and charity with your amine themselves, before they pre-neighbours, and intend to lead a sume to eat of that Bread, and drink new life, following the commandof that Cup. For as the benefit is ments of God, and walking from great, if with a true penitent heart henceforth in his holy ways; draw and lively faith we receive that holy near with faith, and take this holy Sacrament; so is the danger great, Sacrament to your comfort; and if we receive the same unworthily make your humble confession to Judge therefore yourselves, breth- Almighty God, devoutly kneeling. ren, that ye be not judged of the "Then shall this general Confession he made by

the Bishop and all those who are minded to re-. Lord; repent ye truly for your sins ceive the Holy Communion, bumbly kneeling.

i faith in Christ our Saviour; amend ALMIGHTY God, Father of

Christ, Maker your lives, and be in perfect charity of all things, Judge of all men; we with all men so shall ye be meet acknowledge and bewail our manipartakers of those holy Mysteries. fold sins and wickedness, which we And, above all things, ye must give from time to time most grievously most humble and hearty thanks to have committed, by thought, word, God the Father, the Son, and the and deed, against thy divine MaHoly Ghost, for the redemption of jesty; provoking most justly thy the world by the death and passion wrath and indignation against us. of our Saviour Christ, both God We do earnestly repent, and are and man; who did humble himself, heartily sorry for these our misdoeven to the death upon the cross, ings; the remembrance of them for us miserable sinners, who lay in is grievous unto us; the burthen of darkness and the shadow of death; them is intolerable. Have mercy that he might make us the children upon us, have mercy upon us, most of God, and exalt us to everlasting merciful Father; for thy Son our life. And to the end that we should Lord Jesus Christ's sake, forgive always remember the exceeding us all that is past ; and grant, that great love of our Master and only we may ever hereafter serve and Saviour Jesus Christ, thus dying please thee in newness of life, to for us, and the innumerable benefits the honour and glory of thy name, which by his precious blood-shed-through Jesus Christ our Lord. ding he hath obtained for us, he Amen. hath instituted and ordained holy 1 Then shall the Bishop stand up, and turning to Mysteries, as pledges of his love,

the People, say, and for a continual remembrance of his death, to our great andrange ALMIGHTY God, our healess comfort. To him, therefore, mercy, hath promised forgiveness with the Father, and the Holy of sins to all those who with hearGhost, let us give, as we are most ty repentance and true faith turn bounden, continual thanks; sub- unto him, have mercy upon you; mitting ourselves wholly to his ho-pardon and deliver you from all ly will and pleasure, and studying your sins; .confirm and strengthen to serve him in true holiness and you in all goodness; and bring you


to everlasting life, through Jesus of thy glory: Glory be to thee, O Christ our Lord. Amen. Lord Most High. Amen.

Then shall the Bishop say, Hear what comfortable words I PROPER PREFACES. our Saviour Christ saith unto all 1 Upon Christmas Day, and seven Days after

. who truly turn to him. C

sus Christ, thine only Son, to TOME unto me, all ye that travel and are heavy laden,

be born as at this time for us; who, and I will refresh you. St. Matt. by the operation of the Holy Ghost, xi. 28.

was made very man, of the subSo God loved the world, that he stance of the Virgin Mary his Mogaye his only begotten Son, to the ther; and that without spot of sin, end that all that believe in him to make us clean from all sin: should not perish, but have ever

Therefore with Angels, Sc.

1 Upon Easter Day, and seven Days after. lasting life. St. John iii. 16.

Hear also what St. Paul'saith. BPT chiefly are we bound to

This is a true saying, and worthy resurrection of thy Son Jesus Christ of all men to be received, that Christ our Lord: For he is the very PasJesus came into the world to save chal Lamb, which was offered for sinners. 1 Tim. i. 15.

us, and hath taken away the sin of Hear also what St. John saith. the world; who by his death bath

If any man sin, we have an Ad- destroyed death, and, by his rising vocate with the Father, Jesus to life again, hath restored to us Christ the righteous; and he is the everlasting life: Therefore with propitiation for our sins. 1 John ii. Angels, Sc. 1, 2.

1 Upon Ascension Day, and seven Days after. Í After which the Bishop shall proceed, saying, HROUGH thy most dearly Lift

beloved Son Jesus Christ our Answer. We lift them up unto Lord; who, after his most glorithe Lord.

ous resurrection, manifestly apBishop. Let us give thanks un-peared to all his Apostles, and in to our Lord God.

their sight ascended up into heaAnswer. It is meet and right so ven, to prepare a place for us; that to do.

where he is, thither we might also 1 Then shall the Bishop turn to the Lord's Table,

ascend, and reign with him in gloIT T is very meet, right, and our ry : Therefore with Angels, fc.

1 Upon Whitsunday, and six Days after. at all times, and in all places, give THROUGH Jesus Christ our thanks unto thee, O Lord, [* Holy Father,] Almighty, everlasting most true promise, the Holy Ghost God.

came down as at this time from Here shall follow the proper Preface, according heaven, with a sudden great sound, or else immediately shall be said or sung by the as it had been a mighty wind, in Bishop and People,

the likeness of fiery tongues, lightHEREFORE with Angels ing upon the Apostles, to teach

and Archangels, and with all them, and to lead them to all truth; the company of heaven, we laud giving them both the gift of divers and magnify thy glorious name; languages, and also boldness with evermore praising thee, and say- fervent zeal, constantly to preach ing, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of the gospel unto all nations; whereHosts ; heaven and earth are full by we have been brought out of

* These words, Holy Father, must be omitled op Trinity Sunday.

and say,


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