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Then shall the Priest receive the Eucharist in both
kinds himself, and then proceed to deliver the same in like manner to other Priests and Deacons, if
any be there present, in order into their hands. And when he receiveth or delivereth the oblation, be
fall say, The Body of Christ. **
And the person receiving Jhall say, Amen. And when he receiveth or delivereth the cup, he shall The Blood of Chrift; the cup of life:
And the person receiving mall say, Amen. After all the Clergy have communicated, the officiate's
ing Priest, or according to his direction any or all of the Priests or Deacons there prefènt, fäll adminifter the Eucharist in both kinds to the Deaconesses, and then to the People in order into their hands, and last of all to the children, according to the
form above prescribed. Whilst the Faithful are communicating; the following
Psalms, one or more of them, may be sung or said in this order: the 34th, the 45th, the 133d, the
145th. When all have communicated; wháť řemáineth of the
consecrated elements shall be reverently placeit ripon the Altar and covered with a fair linen cloth; of carried into the vestry by the Deacon ór Deacons. Then the Deacon being turned to the People; shall say, H Aving now received the precious Body and
Blood of Christ, let us give thanks to him, who hath vouchfafed to admit us to the participan
tion of his holy mysteries; and let us beseech him, that it may be, not to our condemnation but to our salvation, to the benefit of our souls and bodies, the preservation of us in godliness, the remission of our sins, and obtaining the life of the world tơ come. Let us commend ourselves to the only unbegotten God, and to his Christ.
Answ. Lord, have mercy : We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
Then the Priest standing before the Altar, mall say the following thanksgiving, the congregation kneeling.
Lord God Almighty, the Father of Christ thy U blessed Son, who hearest those that call upon thee with an upright heart, and knowest the fapplications of those who in silence pray unto thee : We give thee thanks for that thou haft vouchsafed to make us partakers of thy holy myfteries, which thou hast bestowed upon us for the entire confirmation of our faith, for our preservation in godliness, and the remission of our fins: For the name of thy Christ is called upon us, and we are joined anto thee. O thou, who hast separated us from the fel. Jowship of the ungodly, unite us with those who are consecrated to thee in holiness ; establish us in the truth by the power of thy Holy Spirit; enlighten our ignorance, supply our defects, and strengthen our knowledge ; preserve thy priests unblameable in thy service; keep the kings of the earth in peace, the rulers in righteousness, the air in good temperature, the fruits of the ground in plenty, and the whole world by thine almighty providence. Pacify
the natiôns that delight in war, convert those who are in error, confirm them that are newly converted, and sanctify thy people; preserve those who are in the state of virginity, keep them that are engaged in matrimony firm to the faith; and strengthen all who live in chastity; bring the infants to years of maturity; [instruct the catechumens; and render them worthy of initiation, This is to be omitted when there are no Cätechumeris ) and gather is all into the kingdom of heaven, through Jesus Christ our Lord; with whom to Thee and the Holy Ghost be glory; honour; and adoration, world without end. Amen. Then the Deacon being turned to the People, fhäll say,
Bow down your heads to God through his Chrift, and receive the Benediction. Then Jall the Priest say the following prayer of Bent
di&tion; the People bowing their heads: Almighty God; trúë, infinite; and above all V comparison, who art every where, present in áll things in an inexpressible manner; but not cirs cumscribed by place; who doft not wax old with time, nor art terminated by the fucceflions of ages; who art not subject to generation, and standest in ho need of preservation, but art incorruptible, invariable, and unchangeable; who dwelleft in light inaccessible; and are invisible by natures who art known to every reasonable creature that seeketh thee in uprightness, and art found by all that search after thee in love: O God of Israel, the God of thy people who believe in Christ, mercifully hear me for thy name's fake; and bless these thy servants who bow down their necks unto thee; grant unto
them the requests of their hearts as may be most expedient for them, and suffer none of them to be cast out of thy kingdom; but fanctify and keep them, protect, defend, and deliver them from the Adversary and from every enemy; guard their habitations, and preserve their going out and their coming in: For to Thee belongeth all glory, praise, and majesty, worship, and adoration, and to thy Son Jesus, thy Christ, our Lord and God and King, and to the Holy Spirit, now and for ever, world without end. Amen. And after a pause, the Deacon shall say to the
Depart in peace. The Bread for the Eucharist may either be unleavened
or such as is usual to be eaten, but the best and purest Wheat-Bread that conveniently may be got
ten. And the Eucharist Mall be celebrated on every festi
val at least for which proper lessons are appointed; and all the Faithful are to frequent it constantly, unless sickness or other just and urgent occanons
hinder them. Note, the Priest shall always consecrate more than is
necessary for the communicants; and the remainder of the consecrated elements he shall carefully reserve for the use of the fick, or other persons who for any urgent cause defre to communicate at their houses, But if there be not perfons enow to receive the referved elements, the Priest and Deacon fall devoutly and reverently receive them, either together er separately, on one day or more, according to
their discretion, always observing that some of the
Deacon are to have a key.
offerings of the People to God, and solemnly devoted