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ahore all things, ye must give most humble, Then shall the Bishop stand up, and and hearty thanks to God the Father, the turnirig to the People, say,

dessuten , tion of the world by the death and passion ther, who, of his great mercy hath of our Saviour Christ, both God and man; promised forgiveness of sins to all those who did husnble himself, even to the death who with hearty repentance and true faith upon the cross, for us miserable sinners, turu unto him, have mercy upon you ; parwho lay in darkness and the shadow of don and deliver you froin all your sins; death; that he might make us the children confirm and strengthen you in all goodness; of God, and exali us to everlasting life. and bring you to everlasting lise, througii And to the end that we should always re- Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. member the exceeding great love of our Then shall the Bishop say, Master and only Saviour Jesus Christ, thus Hear what comfortable words our Sadying for us, and the innumerable benefits viour Christ saith, unto all who truly tura which by his precious blood-shedding he

to him. hath obtained for us, he hath instituted and ordained holy Mysteries, as pledges of his COME unto me, all ye that travel love, and for a continual remembrance of

and are heavy laden, and I will ro

fresh you. St. Matt. xi. 28. his death, to our great and endless comfort.

So God loved the world, that he gave To him therefore, with the Father, and his only begotten Son, to the end that all the Holy Ghost, let us give, as we are that believe in him should not perish, but most bounden, continual thanks ; submitting ourselves wholly to his holy will and

have everlasting life. St. John iii. 16.

Hear also what St. Paul saith. pleasure, and studying to serve him in true holiness and righteousness, all the days of

This is a true saying, and worthy of all our life. Amen.

men to be received, that Christ Jesus came

into the world to save sinners. 1 Tim. i. 15. q Then shall the Bishop say to those

Hear also what St. John saith. who come to receive the Communion, E who do truly and earnestly repent with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous;

If any man sin, we have an Advocate Y you of

your síns, and are in love and and he is the propitiation for our sins. charity with your neighbours, and intend John ii. 1, 2. to lead a new life, following the command- 1 After which the Bishop shall proceech ments of God, and walking from henceforth in his holy ways; draw near with

saying, faith, and take this holy Sacrament to your

Lift up your hearts.

Answer. We lift them up unto the comfort; and make your humble confes

Lord. sion to Almighty God, devoutly kneeling; I Then shall this general Confession be

Bishop. Let us give thanks unto our

Lord God. made by the Bishop and all those who

Answer. It is meet and right so to da aze minded to receive the Holy Com

{ Then shall the Bishop turn to the munion, humbly kneeling.

Lord's Table, and say, A.MIGHTY GOD, Father of our Lord Judge of all men; we acknowledge and in all places, give thanks unto thee, O Jesus Christ, Maker of all things

, I This very meet, right, and our hounden which we from time to time most grievous- Lord, is Holy Father] Almighty, everļy have committed, by thought, word, and lasting God. deed, against thy divine Majesty; provok-" Here shall follow the proper Preface, ing mosi justly ihy wrath and indignation according to the time, if there be any

specially appointed ; or else immediare heartily sorry for these our misdoings: ately shall be said or sung by the Bithe remembrance of them is grievous unto

shop and People, u vel mee berthen us

, there mer intolerable. THEREFORE with AngelscandaArcher most merciful' Father ; for thy Son our heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious Lord Jesus Christ's sake, forgive us all that name; evermore praising thee, and sayo is past; and grant, that we may ever here-ing, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Hosis; after serve and please thee in newness of heaven and earth are full of thy glory: life, to the honour and glory of thy vame, Glory be to thee, O Lord Most High through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Amen.

These words, Holy Father, must be omitted on Trinity Sunday


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PROPER PREFACES. Comforter; who are one with thee in thy 1 Upon Christmas Day, and seven eternal Godhead: Therefore with angels, Days after.

&c. thine only Son, to be born as at this at the Lord's 'T'able, say, in the name time for us ; who, by the operation of the of all those who shall receive the Como Holy Ghost, was made very man, of the munion, this prayer following:

We and that without spot of sin, to make us clean Table, 6 merciful Lord, trusting in from all sin: Therefore with angels, &c. our own righteousness, but in thy manifold 9 Upon Easter Day, and seven Days and great mercies. We are not worthy so after. much as to gather up the crumbs under thy

, for the glorious resurrection of thy property is always to have mercy: Grant Son Jesus Christ our Lord: For he is the us therefore, gracious Lord, so to eat the very Paschal Lamb, which was offered for flesh of thy Wear Son Jesus Christ, and to usand hath taken away the sin of the world; drink his blood, that our sinful bodies may who hy his death hath destroyed death, and, he made clean by his body, and our souls by his rising to life again, hath restored to us washed through his most precious blood, everlasting life: Therefore with angels, &c. and that we may evermore dwell in him, Upon Ascension Day, and seven Days and he in us. Ámen. afler.

9 When the Bishop, standing before the

Table, hath so ordered the Bread and Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who, af Wine, that he may with the more rea, ter his most glorious resurrection, manifest diness and decency break the Bread ly appeared to all his Apostles, and in their before the People, and take the Cup sighi ascended up into heaven, to prepare into his hands;

he shall say the Praya place for us; that where lie is, thither we er of Consecration, as followeth : Inight also ascend, and reign with him in glory: Therefore with angels, &c.


our heavenly Father, for that thor', qUpon Whitsunday, and six Days of thy tender mercy, didst give thine only after.

Son Jesus Christ to suffer death upon the cording to whose most true promise, by his one oblation of himself once offered, the Holy Ghost caine down as at this time a full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, obo from heaven, with a sudden great sound, lation, and satisfaction, for the sins of the as it had been a mighty wind, in the like whole world; and did institute, and in his ness of fiery tongues, lighting upon the holy Gospel command us to continue a per. Aposties, to teach them, and to lead them petual memory of that his precious death to all truth; giving them hoth the gift of and sacrifice until his coming again : For divers languages, and also holdness with in the night in which he was hetrayed, fervent zeal, constantly to preach the Gos-ra) he took hread; and (a) Here the pel unto all nations; wherehy we have been whenhe had given thanks, Bishop is to take brought out of darkness and error, into the (6) he brake it, and give the Paten into clear light and true knowledge of thee, and it to his disciples, saying, his hands. of thy Son Jesus Christ: Therefore with Take, eat.().this is my (b) And here angels, fc.

Body, which is given for to break the 1 Upon the Feast of Trinity only, may you; Do this in remen- Brcad. be said,

brance, of me. Likewise, (c) And here WH THO art one God, one Lord; not one after supper, (d) he took to lay his hand

only person, but three persons in one the cup; and when he upon all the substance: For that which we believe of had given thanks, he Bread. the glory of the Father, the same we be save it to them, say: (d) Here he is

lieve of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, ing, Drink ye all of to take the Cup without any difference or inequality: There- this ; for (e) this is my into his hand. fore with angels, &c.

Blood of the New Tes.

(e) And here 90; for this may be said, the words tainent, which is shed for he is to lay his

Holy Father being retained in the you, and for many, for hands upon eveintroductory Address.

the remission of sins: Do


Vessel in FOR the precious death and merits of this as oft as ye shall drink which there is for the sending to us of the Holy Gi host theme.


shali say,

also in order, into their hands, all de The Oblation. WHEREFORE,

. voutly krecling: And when he deliver ly Father, according to the institution of

eth the Bread, he shall say, thy dearly beloved on our Saviour Cesus Tubody of our Lord Jesus Christ brate and make here before thy divine thy body and soul unto everlasting life: Majesty, with these thy holy gists, which Take and eat this in remembrance that we now offer unto thee, the memorial thy Christ died for thee, and feed on him in thy Son hath commanded us tɔ make; having heart by faith, with thanksgiving. in remembrance his blessed passion and And the Bishop, delivering the cup, precious death, his mighty resurrection and glorious ascension ; rendering unto thee THE Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, most hearty thanks for the innumerable which was shed for thee, preserve thy benefits procured unto us by the same. body and soul unto everlasting life. Drinks The Invocation.

And we most bumbly this in remembrance that Christ's blood

beseech thee, O mer- was shed for thee, and he thankful. ciful Father, to hear us; and, of thy Al. s If the consecrated Bread and Wine be mighty goodness, vouchsafe to bless and spent before all have communicated, sanctify, with thy Word and Holy Spirit, the Bishop is to consecrate more,, acthese thy gifts and creatures of bread and cording to the Form before prescribed; wine; thai we, receiving them according beginning at-All glory be to thee, Alto thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ's holy mighty God-and ending with these institution, in remembrance of his Death words—Partakers of his most blessed and Passion, may be partakers of his most Body and Blood. blessed Body and Blood. And we earnestly When all have communicated, the Bidesire thy fatherly goodness, mercifully to shop shall return to the Lord's Table, accept this our sacrifice of praise and and reverently place upon it what re. thanksgiving most humbly, beseeching maineth of the consecrated Elements, thee to grant, that by the merits and death

covering the same with a fair Linen of thy Son Jesus Christ, and through faith Cloth. in his blood, we, and all thy whole Čhurch, 1 Then shall the Bishop say the Lord's may obtain remission of our sins, anl all Prayer, the People repeating after him other benefits of his passion. And here we every petition. offer and present unto thee, O Lord, our

O UR Father, who art in Heaven, Halselves, our souls, and bodies, to be a reason lowed be thy Name; Thy Kingdom ahle, hcly, and living sacrifice unto thee; come; Thy Will be done on Earth, as it humbly heseeching thee, that we, and all is in Heaven; Give us this day our daily others who shall be partakers of this holy bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as Communion, may worthily receive the we forgive those who trespass against us; most precious Body and Blood of thy Son And lead us not into temptation; But des Jesus Christ, be filled with thy grace and liver us from evil; For thine is the kingheavenly benediction, and made one body dom, and the Power, and the Glory, for with him, that he may dwell in them, and ever and ever. Amen. they in him. And although we are nn- 1 After which, shall be said as followeth: unto thee any sacrifice; yet we heseech ALMIGHTY and everliving God, we

inost heartily thank thee, for that thee to accept this our bounden duty and thou dost vouchsafe to feed us, who have service, not weighing our merits, but par- duly received these holy Mysteries, with doning our offences; through Jesus Christ the spiritual food of the most precinus Body our Lord; hy whom, and with whom, in ind Blood of thy Son our Saviour Jesus the unity of the Holy Ghost, all honour and Christ; and dost assure us therely of thy glory be unto thee, O Father Almighty, favour and goodness towards us; and that world without end. Amen.

we are very members incorporate in the Here shall be sung a Hymu, or Part mystical body of thy Son, which is the of a Hymn, from the Selection for the blessed company, of all faithful people; Feasts and Fasts, &c.

and are also heirs through hope of thy

everlasting kingdom, by the merits of the Then shall the Bishop first receive the most precious death and passion of thy Communion in both kinds himself, dear Son. And we most humbly beseech and proceed to deliver the same to the thee, o heavenly Father, so to assist us Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, in like with thy grace, that we nay continue in maner, and, after that, to the People' that holy fellowship, and do all such goud

works as thou hast prepared for us to walk, Thou who sittest at the right hand of God in through Jesus Christ our Lord; to the Father, have mercy upon us. whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be For thou only art huly; thou only art all honour and glory, world without enl. the Lord; thou only, o Christ, with the Amen.

Holy Ghost, art most High in the glory of

God the Father. Ameri. Then shall be said or sung, all standing, Gloria in Excelsis, or some proper

T Then the Bishop shall let them depart

with this blessing: Hymn from the Selection. LORY be to God on ligh, and in Tue, peace of God, which passeth all

understanding, keep your hearts and We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord: And thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, thee for thy great glory, Lord God, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst heavenly King, God the Father Almighty. you, and remain with you always. Amen.

O Lord, the only begotten Son Jesus i If any of the consecrated Bread and Christ; O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son Wire remain after che Communion of the Father, who takest away the sins of it shall not be carried out of tho the world, have mercy upou us: Thou who Church; but the Bishop and other takest away the sins of the world, have Communicants shall, immediately af. mercy upon us : Thou who takest away ter the Blessing, reverently cat and the sins of the world, receive our prayer : /

drink the same. Here endeth the Order for the Administration of the Holy Communion.

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Consecration of a Church or Chapel,

According to the order of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of

America, as established by the Bishops, the Clergy, and Laity of said Church, in General Convention, in the month of September, A. D. 1793.

T The Bishop is to be received at the entrance of the Church or Chapel by the Church.

wardens and Vestrymen, or some other Persons appointed for that purpose. The Bl. shop and the Clergy, who are present, shall go up the aisle of the Church or Chapel, to the Communion Table, repeating the 24th Psalm allernately, the Bishop one verse, and the Clergy another. Psalm xxiv. 9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and

: and the therein is: the compass of the world, King of Glory shall come in. and they that dwell therein.

10 Who is the King of Glory? even the 2 For he hath founded it upon the seas, Lord of Hosts, he is the King of Glory. and prepared it upon the floods. I The Bishop shall go within the rails,

3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the with such of the clergy us can be there Lord, or who shall rise up in his holy place? accommodated. The Bishop, sitting in 4 Even he that hath clean hands and a his chair, shall have the instrunients of

donation and endowment, if there be any pure heart; and that hath not lift up his

presented to him, and then slanding up, mind unto vanity, nor sworn to deceive his and turning to the Congregation,shult say,

eighth shall receive the blessing from the Deauch alleleveut and holy nebo ar Lord, and righteousness from the God of well under the law as under the gospel, his salvation.

moved either by the express command of 6 This is the generation of them that God, or by the secret inspiration of the seek him; even of them that seek thy face, blessed Spirit, and acting agreeably to O Jacob.

their own reason and sense of the natural 7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates ; and decency of things, have erected houses for be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors: and the the public worship of Gol, and separated King of Glory shall come in.

them from ali unhallowed, woridly, and 8 Who is the King of Glory? it is the common uses, in order to fill men's minds Lord strong and nighty, eveo thic Lord with greater reverence for his glorxons Mamighty in battle,

'jesty, and alieci theis hearts with inort Jo

votion and humility in his service; which pand true repentance; and being filled with pious works have been approved' of and thy grace and heavenly benediction, may graciously accepted by our heavenly Fa- to their great and endless comfort, obtain ther: Let us not doubt but that he will also remission of their sins, and all other bene. favourably approve our godly purpose of fits of his passion. Amen. setting apart this place in solemn manner, Graut, O Lord, that by thy holy word for the performance of the several offices which shall be read and preached in this of religious worship, and let us faithfully place, and by thy holy Spirit grafting it and devoutly beg his blessing on this ourmwardly in the heart, the hearers thereof undertaking

may both perceive and know what things 1 Then the Bishop, kneeling, shall say the they ought to do, and may have power and following Prayer.

strength to fulfil the same. Amen.
Eternal God, mighty in


Grant, O Lord, that whosoever shall be of majesty incomprehensible, whom joined together in this place in the holy the heaven of heavens cannot contain, estate of matrimony,inay faithfully perform much less the walls of temples made with and keep the vow and covenant between hands; and who yet hast graciously them made, and may remain in perfect pleased to promise thy especial presence, love together unto their lives' end. Amen. wherever two or three of thy faithful ser

Grant, we beseech thee, blessed Lord, vants shall assemble in thy name to offer that whosoever shall draw near to thee ia up their praises and supplications unto this place, to give thee thanks for the benethee; vouchsafe, O Lord, to be present fits which they have received at thy hands, with us, who are here gathered together, to set forth thy most worthy praise, to con. with all humility and readiness of heart, fese their sins unto thee, and to ask such to consecrate this place to the honour of things as are requisite and necessary as shy great name; separating it kenceforth well for the body as for the soul, may do from all unhallowed, ordinary and common it with such steadiness of faith, and with uses, and dedicating it to thy service, for such seriousness, affection, and devotion of reading thy holy word, for celebrating thy mind that thou mayest accept their boundholy sacrainents, for osering to thy glorious en duty and service, and vouchsafe to give Majesty the sacrifices of prayer and thanks-whatever in thy infinite wisdom thou shall giving, for blessing thy people in thy name, see to be most expedient for them: all and for the performance of all other holy which we beg for Jesus Christ's sake our offices: accept, O Lord, this service at our most blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen. hanc's, and bless it with such success as I Then the Bishop sitting in his chair, the may tend most to thy glory, and the fur: sentence of Consecration is to be read by therance of our happiness hoth temporal some person appointed by him, and then and spiritual, through Jesus Christ our

laid by him upon the Coin munion l'able,

-after which the Bishop shall say, blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen.

B 1 After this the Bishop shall stand up,

LESSED be thy name, O Lord, that and turning his face towards the Congre- hearts of thy servants, to appropriate and

it hath pleased thee to put it into the gation, sholl say,

thy servants, and grant that whoso-ship; and grant that all who shall enjoy the ever shall be dedicated to thee in this house benefit of this pious work, may show forth hy Baptism, may he sanctified by the Holy their thankfulness, by making a rignt use Ghost, delivered from thy wrath and eter- of il, to the glory of thy blessed name, nal death, and received as a living member through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. of Christ's Church, and may ever remain in 9 Ajier this the Minister appointed is to the number of thy faithful children. Amen. PROPER PSALMS, 84—122–132.

Grant, O Lord, that they who at this FIRST LESSON. '1 Kings 6th, verse place shall in their own persons renew the

22 to verse 63. promises and vows which they made, or SECOND LESSON. Heb. 10th, verse which were made for them by their sure

19 to verse 27. tics at therr Baptism, and thereupon shall be 1 Morning Prayer being ended there sholl ve confirmed by the Bishop, may receive such sung from the look of Psalms in metre, Psal. * measure of thy holy Spirit, that they may Xxvi. verse 6, 7, 8, with the Gloria Patri. be enabled faithfully to fulfil the same, and ?he Bishop shall then proceed to the

Con munion Service. The following shak grow in grace unto their lives' end. Amen.

be the Collect, Epistle, and Gospel, for Grant, O Lord, that whosoever shall receive in this place the blessed sacrament

The Collect. of the body and blowd of Christ, may, come Moet glorious Lord, we acknowledge

the occasion.

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