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the world hate you, ye know that For the Epistle. Rev. vü. 2. it hated me before

it hated you: AND Isaw another angel ascenula would love his own : but because seal of the living God; and he ye are not of the world, but I have cried with a loud voice to the four chosen you out of the world, there. angels, to whom it was given to fore the world hateth you. Re- hurt the earth and the ser, saying, member the word that I said unto Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, you, The servant is not greater nor the trees, till we have sealed than his lord ; if they have perse- the servants of our God in their cuted me, they will also persecute foreheads. And I heard the num. you; if they have kept my saying, ber of them which were sealec: ; they will keep your's also. But all and there were sealed an hundred these things will they do unto you and forty and four thousand, of all for my name's sake, because they the tribes of the children of Israel. know not him that 'sert me. It Of the tribe of Judah were sealed had not come and spoken unto twelve thousand. them, they had not had sin: but Of the tribe of Reuben were seal. now they have no cloak for their led twelve thousand. sin. He that hateth me, hateth Of the tribe of Gad were scaled ; my Father also. If I hall not done twelve thousand. among them the works which none Of the tribe of Aser were sealed other man diol, they had not had twelve thousand. sin : but now have they both seen Of the tribe of Nephthalim were and haled both me and my Father. sealed twelve thousand. But this cometh to pass, that the

Of the tribe of Manasses were wordt might be fulfilled that is writ-sealed twelve thousand. ten in their law, They hated me Of the tribe of Simeon were seal. without a cause. But when the led twelve thousand. Comforter is come, whom I will

Of the tribe of Levi were sealed send unto you from the Father, twelve thousand. even the Spirit of truth, which pro Of the tribe of Issachar were scal. ceerleth from the Father, he shall ed twelve thousand. testify of me.

and
ye also shall

Of the tribe of Zabulon were bear witness, because ye have been sealed twelve thousand. with me from the beginning. Of the tribe of Joseph were seal.

ed twelve thousand. All Saints' Day.

Of the tribe of Benjamin were

sealed twelve thousand. The Collect.

After this I beheld, and lo, a great together thine elect in one number, of all nations, anıl kindreds, coinmunion and fellowship, in the and people, and tongues, stood bemystical body of thy Son Christ fore the throne, and before the our Lord ; grant us grace so to fol- Lamb, clother with white robes, low thy blessed Saints in all virtu- and palms in their hands; and cried ous and guxlly living, that we may with a loud voice, saying, Salvation come to those unspeakable joys, to our God, which sitteth upon the which thou hast prepared for those throne, and unto the Lamb. And who unfeignedly love thee, through all the angels stood round about the Jesus Christ our Lord. Vinen. throne, and about the elders, and

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the four beasts, and fell before the which do hunger and thirst after throne on their faces, and worship- righteousness : for they shall be ped God, saying, Amen : Blessing, filed. Blessed are the merciful : and glory, and wisdom, and thanks for they shall obtain mercy. Bless. giving, and honour, and power, and ed are the pure in heart: for they might, be unto our God for ever shall see God Blessed are the and ever. Amen.

peace-inakers : for they shall be The Gospel. St. Matt. v. 1. called the children of Gol, Blessed

, went up into a mountain ; and righteousness' sake: for theirs is when he was set, his disciples came the kingdom of heaven. Blessed unto him. And he opened his are ye, when men shall revile you, mouth, and taught them, saying, and persecute you, and shall say all Blessed are the poor in spirit: for manner of evil against you fiusely, theirs is the kingdom of heaven. for my sake. Rejoice and be exBlessed are they that mourn: for ceeding glad : for great is your re. they shall be comforted. Blessed ward in heaven : for so persecuted are the meek: for they shall inhe- they the prophets which were berit the earth. Blessed are they fore you.

THE ORDER FOR THE

Administration of the Lord's Supper,

OR,

HOLY COMMUNION.

q If among those whu come to be partakers of the Holy Cominunion, the Minister

shall know any to be an open and notorious evil liver, or to have done any wrong to his neighbours hy word or deed, so that the Congregation he therehy offended; he shall advertise 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 foriner 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 purpose so to do, as soon as he conveniently may The same order shall the Minister use with those, betwixt whom he perceiveth ma lice and hatred to reign; not suffering them to be partakers of the Lord's Table, until he know them to be reconciled. And if one 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 amends for that wherein he himself hath offended; and the other party will not be persuaded to a godly unity, but remain still in his frowardness and malíce; the Minister in that case ought to admit the penitent person to the Holy Communion, and not him that is obstinate: Provided, that every Minister so repelling any, as is herein specified, shall be obliged to give an accouut of the same to the

Ordinary, as soon as conveniently may be. f The Table, at the Communion-time, having a fair white linen cloth upon it, shall

stand in the holy 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 he said, shall say the Lord's Prayer and the Collect following, the People kneeling; but the Lord's Prayer may be omitted, if Morning Prayer" hath been said ione dialely beforo.

O'Father who are in Heaven; lush and incline our hearts to keep Kingdom come; Thy Will be done Minister. Thou shalt not take on Earth, as it is in Heaven; Give the name of the Lord thy God in us this day our daily bread; And vain : For the Lord will not hold forgive us our trespasses, as we for- !uim guiltless that taketh his name give those who trespass against us; in vain. And lead us not into temptation ; People. Lord, have mercy upon but deliver us from evil: For thine us, and incline our hearts to keep is the Kinglom, and the Power, this law. and the Glory, for ever and ever. Minister. Remember that thou Amen.

keep holy the Sabbath-day. Six The Collect.

days shalt thou labour, and do all

that thou hast to do; but the seveuth all hearts are open, all desires God. In it thou shalt do no manknown, and from whom no secrets ner of work; thou, and thy sun, and are hil; cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of thy thy maid-servant, thy cattle, and

thy daughter, thy man-servant, and holy Spirit; that we may perfectly the stranger that is within thy gạtes. luve thee, and worthily magnify For in six days the Lord made heathy holy name, through Christ our ven and earth, the sea, and all that Lord. Amen.

in them is, and rested the seventh 9 Then shall the Minister, turning to the day; wherefore the Lorvi blessed

l'eople, rehearse distinctly the Ten Com. the seventh day, and hallowed it. mandments; and the People s: i!l kneel. jus, shall, after every commandment,

People. Lord, have mercy upon ask God mercy for their transgressions us, and incline our hearts to keep for the time past, and grace to keep the this law. law for the time to come, as followeth. Minister. Honour thy father and Minister.

thy mother; that thy days may be G YOD spake these worrls, and said, long in the land which the Lord thy

I am the Lord thy God: Thou God giveth thee. shalt have none other gols but me. People. Lord, have mercy upon

People. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep us, and incline our hearts to keep this law. this law.

Minister. Thou shalt do no Ministén. Thou shalt not make murder. to thyself any graven image, nor People. Loril, have mercy upon the likeness of any thing that is in us, and incline our hearts to keep heaven aivove, or in the earth be- this law. neath, or in the water under the Minister. Thou shalt not comearth. Thou shalt not bow down mit adultery. to them, nor worship them: Fo; 1 People. Lord, have mercy upon the Loul thy God am a jealous is, and incline our hearts to keep Gol; and visit the sins of the fa- this law. ther's upon the children, unto the Minister. Thou shalt not steal third and fourth generation of them People. Lord, have mercy upon that hate me; and show mercy unto us, and incline our hearts to keep thousands in them that love me, this law. and keep my commandments. Minister. Thou shalt not bear

People. Lor, have mercy upon Ifalse witness against thy neighbour.

People. Lord, have mercy upon! Then the Minister shall declare unto us, and incline our hearts to keep

the People what Holy days, or Fasting

days, are in the week following to be this law.

observed; and (if occasion he) shall Xa Minister. Thou shalt not covet tice be given of the Communion, and of thy neighbour's house, thou shalt the Bans of Matrimony, and uther Matnot covet thy neighbour's wife, nor ters tu he published.

T Then shall follow the Sermon: after his servant, nor his inaid, nor his

which, the Minister, when there is a ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that

Coinmunion, shall return to the Lord's is hiz.

Table, and begin the Offertory, saying People. Lor, have mercy upon one or more of These sentences following,

as he thinketh most convenient. us, and write all these thy laws in our hearts, we beseech thee.

LET your light so shine before Then the Minister may say, men, that they may see your Hear also what our Lord Jesus good works, and glorify your FaChrist saith.

ther which is in heaven. St. Mutt. TO

HOU shalt love the Lord thy v. 16.

God with all thy heart, and Lay not up for yourselves trea. with all

thy soul, and with all thy sures upon earth, where moth and mind: This is the first and great rust doth corrupt, and where thieves commandment. And the second break through and steal : But lay up is like unto it; Thou shalt love thy for yourselves treasures in heaven, neighbour' as thyself. On these two wliere neither moth nor rust Jothi commandments hang all the law corrupt, and where thieves do not and the prophets.

break through nor steal. St. Matt. Let ils pray;

vi. 19, 20. O Almighty Lord, and everlasting Whatsoever ye would that men

Goul, vouchsale, we beseech should do to you, even sodo tothem: th:e, 15 direct, sanctify, anoi govern, for this is the law and the prophets. both our hearts and boilies, in the St. Mutt. vii. 12. ways of thy laws, and in the works Not every oncthat saith unto me, ofthy commandinents, that through Lord, Lori, shall enter into the thy most nighly protection, both kingilom of heaven; but he that bere and ever, we may be preserved doeth the will of my Father which in burly and soul, through our Lord is in heaven. St. Alatt. vii. 21. and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

Zacchels stood forth, and said) 9 Then shall he said the Collect of the unto the Lord, Behold, Lon, the

Day: and immediately after the Collect, half of my goods I give to the poor; the Minister shall read the Epistle, say, and if I have done any wrong to ing, The Epistle (or, The portion of Scripture appointed for the Epistiés any man, I restore four-fold. St. is written in the chapter of

Like xix. 8. b ginning at the

And the

Who gocth a warfare at any time Epitle ended, he sbali say, Here endeth at his own cost? Who plantetli a the Epistle. Then shall he read the Gospel (the people all sta:ding up) sav

vineyarl, and eateth not of the fruit ing. The Holy Cuspel is writien' the thereof? or who feedeth a flock, chapter of -, beginning at the and eatcth not of the milk of the

flock? 1 Cor. ix. 7. Here the people

shall say, If we have sown unto you spiri. Glory he to thee, O Lord. 1 Then shall be read the Apostles' or Ni

tual things, is it a great matter if cene Creed: unless one of them

hath we shall reap your worldly things? been read immedialely before, in the 1 Cor. ix. 11. Dlorning Service.

Do yo not know, that they who

VETSE.

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minister about holy things, live of him, how dwelleth the love of God the sacrifice; and they who wait at in him? 1 John iii. 17. the altar, are partakers with the Give alms of thy goods, and never altar? Even so hath the Lord also turn thy face from any poor mans ordained, that they who preach the and then the face of the Lord shali Gospel, should live of the Gospel. not be turned away from thee. Tob. 1 Cor. ix. 13, 14.

iv. 7. He that soweth little, shall reap

Be merciful after thy power. If little; and he that soweth plente-thou hast much, give plenteously. ously, shall reap plenteously. Let If thou hast little, do thy diligence every man do according as he is dis- gladly to give of that little: for so posed in his heart, bot grudgingly, gatherest thou thyself a good re. or of necessity; for God loveth a ward, in the day of necessity. Tob. cheerful giver. 2 Cor. ix. 6, 7. liv. 8, 9.

Let him that is taught in the He that hath pity upon the poor, word, minister unto him that teach- lendeth unto the Lord : and look, eth, in all good things. Be not de- what he layeth out, it shall be paid ceived, God is not mocked : For him again. Prov. xix. 17. whatsoever a man soweth, that shall Blessed be the man that provide he reap. Gal. vi. 6, 7.

eth for the sick and needly: the While we have tine, let us do Lord shall deliver him in the time good unto a!l men: and especially of trouble. Psalm xli. 1. unto them that are of the household Whilst these Sentences are in reading, of faith. Gal. vi. 10.

the Deacons, Church-wardens, or other Golliness is great riches, if a man

fit persons appointed for that purpose,

shall receive the Alins for the Poor, and be content with that he hath : For

other Devotions of the People, in a dewe brought nothing into this world,

cen Basin to be provided by the Parish neither way we carry any thing out. for that purpose; and reverently bring 1Tim. vi. 6, 7.

it to the Priest, who shall humbly pre Charge them who are rich in this

sent and place it upon the Holy Talle.

( And the Priest shall then place upon the world, that they be rearly to give, Table so much Bread and Wine, as he and glad to distribute ; laying up in shall think sufficient. After which done, store for theinselves a good foundation against the time to come, that Let us pray for the whole state they may attain eternal life. 1 Tim. of Christ's Church militant. vi. 17, 18, 19.

Gal is not unrighteous, that he who, by thy holy Apostle, hast will forget your works, and labour taught us to make prayers and supthat proceedeth of love; which love plications, and to give thanks for all ye have showed for his name's sake, men : We humbly beseech thee who have ministered untothe saints, most mercifully [* to accept our alme and vet do minister. Heb. vi. 10. und oblations, and) to receive these

To do good and to distribute, for- our prayers, which we offer unto get not ; for with such sacrifices thy divine Majesty; beseeching Go:l is well pleased. Feb. xiii. 16. thee to inspire continually the Uni

Whoso hath this world's good,versal Church with the spirit at and seeth his brother have need, truth, unity, and concord: and grant and shutteth up his compassion from that all those who do confess thy

If there be no alms or ohlations, then shall the words (to nccept our alnus azul aboulions, anu) be left unsaidh

he shall say,

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