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return to a better mind: for the obtaining whereof we shall not cease to make our humble petitions unto Almighty God, our heavenly Father. 1 At the time of the Celebration of the Communion, the Priest shall say this

Exhortation.

EARLY beloved in the Lord, ye who mind to

come to the holy Communion of the Body and Blood of our Saviour Christ, must consider how Saint Paul exhorteth all persons diligently to tryand examine themselves, before they presume to eat of that Bread, and drink of that Cup. For as the benefit is great, if with a true penitent heart and lively faith we receive that holy Sacrament; so is the danger great, if we receive the same unworthily. Judge therefore your selves, brethren, that ye be not judged of the Lord; repent ye truly for your sins past; have a lively and steadfast faith in Christ our Saviour; amend your lives, and be in perfect charity with all men; so shall ye be meet partakers of those holy mysteries. And above all things ye must give most humble and hearty thanks to God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, for the redemption of the world by the death and passion of our Saviour Christ, both God and man; who did humble himself, even to the death upon the Cross, for us, miserable sinners, who lay in darkness and the shadow of death; that he might make us the children of God, and exalt us to everlasting life. And to the end that we should always remember the exceeding great love of our Master, and only Saviour, Jesus Christ, thus dying for us, and the innumerable benefits which by his precious blood-shedding he hath obtained for us; he hath instituted and ordained holy mysteries, as pledges of his love, and for a continual remembrance of his death, to our great and endless comfort. To Him therefore, with the Father and the Holy Ghost, let us give (as we are most bounden) continual thanks ; submitting ourselves wholly to his holy will and pleasure, and studying to serve him in true holiness and righteousness all the days of our life. Amen.

I Then shall the Priest say to those who come to receive the Holy Communion,

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E who do truly and earnestly repent you of your

sins, and are in love and charity with your neighbours, and intend to lead a new life, following the commandments of God, and walking from henceforth in his holy ways; Draw near with faith, and take this holy Sacrament to your comfort; and make your humble confession to Almighty God, devoutly kneeling. 1 Then shall this general Confession be made, by the Priest and all those who are

minded to receive the Holy Communion, humbly kneeling. LMIGHTY God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Maker of all things, Judge of all men; We acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, Which we, from time to time, most grievously have committed, By thought, word, and deed, Against thy Divine Majesty, Provoking most justly thy wrath and indignation against us. We do earnestly repent, And are heartily sorry for these our misdoings; The remembrance of them is grievous unto us; The burden of them is intolerable. Have mercy upon us, Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father; For thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ's sake, Forgive us all that is past; And grant that we may ever hereafter Serve and please thee In newness of life, To the honour and glory of thy Name; Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

I Then shall the Priest (the Bishop if he be present) stand up, and turning to the

People, say,
LMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, who of his

great mercy hath promised forgiveness of sins to

all those who with hearty repentance and true faith turn unto him; Have mercy upon you ; pardon and deliver you from all your sins; confirm and strengthen you in all goodness; and bring you to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Then shall the Priest say,

Hear what comfortable words our Saviour Christ saith unto all who truly turn to him. YOME unto me, all ye that travail and are heavy

laden, and I will refresh you. St. Matt. xi. 28. So God loved the world, that he gave his onlybegotten Son, to the end that all that believe in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. St. John iii. 16.

Hear also what Saint Paul saith. This is a true saying, and worthy of all men to be received, That Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. 1 Tim. i. 15.

Hear also what Saint John saith.
If any man sin, we have an Advocate with the
Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the
Propitiation for our sins. 1 St. John ii. 1, 2.

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Lift up your hearts.
Answer. We lift them up unto the Lord.
Priest. Let us give thanks unto our Lord God.
Answer. It is meet and right so to do.

I Then shall the Priest turn to the Lord's Table, and say,
T is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that

we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto thee, O Lord, [*Holy Father,] Almighty, Everlasting God.

* These words (Holy Father) must be omitted on Trinity-Sunday.

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T Here shall follow the Proper Preface, according to the time, if there be any specially

appointed ; or else immediately shall be sard or sung by the Priest and People, WHEREFORE with Angels and Archangels, and

with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify Thy glorious Name; evermore praising thee, and saying, Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of hosts, heaven and earth are full of Thy glory: Glory be to Thee, O Lord Most High. Amen.

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PROPER PREFACES.
Upon Christmas-day, and seven days after.
ECAUSE thou didst give Jesus Christ, thine only

Son, to be born as at this time for us; who, by the operation of the Holy Ghost, was made very man, of the substance of the Virgin Mary his mother; and that without spot of sin, to make us clean from all sin. Therefore with Angels, &c.

Upon Easter-day, and seven days after.
UT chiefly are we bound to praise, thee for the

glorious Resurrection of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord : for he is the very Paschal Lamb, which was offered for us, and hath taken away the sin of the world; who by his death hath destroyed death, and, by his rising to life again, hath restored to us everlasting life. Therefore with Angels, &c.

Upon Ascension-day, and seven days after. T HROUGH thy most dearly-beloved Son Jesus

Christ our Lord; who, after his most glorious Resurrection, manifestly appeared to all his Apostles, and in their sight ascended up into heaven, to prepare a place for us, that where he is, thither we might also ascend, and reign with him in glory. Therefore with Angels, &c.

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Upon Whitsun-day, and six days after. HROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord; according to

whose most true promise, the Holy Ghost came down as at this time from heaven, with a sudden great sound, as it had been a mighty wind, in the likeness of fiery tongues, lighting upon the Apostles, to teach them, and to lead them to all truth; giving them both the gift of divers languages, and also boldness with fervent zeal constantly to preach the Gospel unto all nations; whereby we have been brought out of darkness and error into the clear light and true knowledge of Thee, and of Thy Son Jesus Christ. Therefore with Angels, 8-c.

Upon the Feast of Trinity only, may be said,
HO art one God, one Lord; not one only Per-

son, but three Persons in one Substance. For that which we believe of the glory of the Father, the same we believe of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, without any difference or inequality. Therefore with Angels, Sc. I Or else this may be said, the words (Holy Father] being retained in the intro

ductory Address. OR the precious death and merits of thy Son Jesus

Christ our Lord, and for the sending to us of the Holy Ghost, the Comforter; who are one with thee in thy Eternal Godhead. Therefore with Angels, &c. 1 Then shall the Priest, kneeling down at the Lord's Table, say, in the name of all

those who shall receive the Communion, this Prayer following. E do not presume to come to this Thy Table, O

merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteous. ness, but in thy manifold and great mercies. We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under Thy Table. But Thou art the same Lord, Whose property is always to have mercy : Grant us therefore,

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