Christ the righteous; and he is the propitiation for our sins. 1 John, ii. 1, 2.

After which the Bishop shall proceed,


Lift up your hearts.

the Lord.

Answer. We lift them up unto very Paschal Lamb, which was offered for us, and hath taken un-away the sin of the world; who by his death hath destroyed death, and, by his rising to life again, bath restored to us everlasting life: Therefore with Angels, &c. Upon Ascension Day, and seven Days after.

Bishop. Let us give thanks

to our Lord God.

Answer. It is meet and right so to do.

Upon Easter Day, and seven Days


BUT chiefly are we bound to resurrection of thy Son Jesus praise thee for the glorious

Christ our Lord: For he is the

Then shall the Bishop turn to the
Lord's Table, and say,

IT is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we should THROUGH thy most dearly at all times, and in all places, give beloved Son Jesus Christ our thanks unto thee, O Lord, [*Holy Lord; who, after his most gloriFather,] Almighty, everlasting ous resurrection, manifestly ap peared to all his Apostles, and ¶ Here shall follow the proper Preface, in their sight ascended up into according to the time, if there be any heaven, to prepare a place for us; specially appointed; or else immedi-that where he is, thither we might ately shall be said or sung by the Bi-also ascend, and reign with him shop and People,


THEREFORE with Angels and in glory: Therefore with Angeis,

Archangels, and with all the T

company of heaven, we laud and Upon Whitsunday, and six Days after magnify thy glorious name ; ever-THROUGH Jesus Christ our more praising thee, and saying, Lord; according to whose Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of most true promise, the Holy Hosts; heaven and earth are full Ghost came down as at this time of thy glory: Glory be to thee, from heaven, with a sudden great O Lord Most High. Amen. 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, sus Christ, thine only Son, to and also boldness with fervent be born as at this time for us; zeal, constantly to preach the who, by the operation of the Ho-gospel unto all nations; whereby ly Ghost, was made very man, of we have been brought out of the substance of the Virgin Mary darkness and error, into the clear his Mother; and that without light and true kuowledge of thee, spot of sin, to make us clean from and of thy Son Jesus Christ: all sin: Therefore with Angels, &c. Therefore with Angels, &c.

BECAUSE thou didst give Je

*These words [Holy Father] must be omitted on Trinity Sunday.


Upon Christmas Day, and seven Days



↑ Upon the Feast of Trinity only, may ALL glory be to thee, Almighty God, our heavenly Father, WHO art one God, one Lord; for that thou. of thy tender mernot one only person, but cy, didst give thine only Son Jethree persons in one substancesus Christ to suffer death upon For that which we believe of the the cross for our redemption; who glory of the Father, the same we made there, by his one oblation believe of the Son, and of the of himself once offered, a full, Holy Ghost, without any differ-perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, ence or inequality: Therefore oblation, and satisfaction, for the with Angels, &c. sins of the whole world; and did Or else this may be said, the words institute, and in his holy gospel [Holy Father] being retained in the command us to continue a perpeintroductory Address. tual memory of that his precious FOR the precious death and death and sacrifice until his commerits of thy Son Jesus Christing again: For, in the night in our Lord, and for the sending to which he was beus of the Holy Ghost the Com-trayed, (a) he took forter; who are one with thee in bread; and when Bishop is to take thy eternal Godhead: Therefore he had given thanks his hands. with Angels, &c. (b) he brake it, (b) And here Then shall the Bishop, kneeling down and give it to his to at the Lord's Table, say, in the name disciples, saying, of all those who shall receive thei

(a) Here the

the Paten into




(c) And here

to lay his hands Bread.

all the

Communion, this prayer following: Take, eat, (c) this is WE do not presume to come to my Body, which is this thy Table, O merciful given for you; Do this in rememLord, trusting in our own righteousness, but in thy manifold and brance of me. Likegreat mercies. We are not wor-wise, after supper thy so much as to gather up the (d) he took the cup; crumbs under thy Table. But and when he had thou art the same Lord, whose given thanks, he property is always to have mercy: gave it to them, Grant us therefore, gracious Lord, saving, Drink ye all so to eat the flesh of thy dear Son of this; for (e) this Jesus Christ, and to drink his is my Blood of the New Testament, blood, that our sinful bodies may be made clean by his body, and which is shed for which there is our souls washed through his most you, and for many, for the remission of precious blood, and that we may evermore dwell in him, and he sins: Do this as of in uş. Amen. as ye shall drink it in remembrance of


(e) And here is to lay his

hands upon every Vessel in

any Wine to be


(d) Here he is to take the cup

into his hands

When the Bishop, standing before the
Table, hath so ordered the Bread and me.

Wine, that he may with the more rea- The Oblation. WHEREFORE, 0

and break the Bread before the People, and take the Cup

Lord and hea

into his hands; he shall say the Prayer venly Father, according to the of Consecration, as followeth : institution of thy dearly beloved

Son our Saviour Jesus Christ, we, and heavenly benediction, and thy humble servants, do celebrate made one body with him, that he and make here before thy divine may dwell in them, and they in Majesty, with these thy holy him. And although we are ungifts, which we now offer unto worthy, through our manifold thee, the memorial thy Son hath sins, to offer unto thee any sacricommanded us to make; having fice; yet we beseech thee to acin remembrance his blessed. pas- cept this our bounden duty and sion and precious death, his migh-service, not weighing our mety resurrection and glorious as-rits, but pardoning our offences; cension; rendering unto thee through Jesus Christ our Lord; most hearty thanks for the innu- by whom, and with whom, in merable benefits procured unto us the unity of the Holy Ghost, all by the same. And honour and glory be unto thee, O The Invocation. we most humbly Father Almighty, world without beseech thee, O merciful Father, end. Amen. to hear us; and, of thy Almighty goodness, vouchsafe to bless and sanctify, with thy Word and Holy Spirit, these thy gifts and creatures of bread and wine; that we, receiving them according to thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ's holy institution, in remembrance of his Death and Passion, may be partakers of his most blessed THE Body of our Lord Jesus Body and Blood. And we ear- Christ, which was given for nestly desire thy fatherly good-thee, preserve thy body and soul ness, mercifully to accept this unto everlasting life: Take and our sacrifice of praise and thanks-eat this in remembrance that giving; most humbly beseeching Christ died for thee, and feed on thee to grant, that by the merits bim in thy heart by faith, with and death of thy Son Jesus Christ, thanksgiving.

and through faith in his blood, T And the Bishop, delivering the Cup, we, and all thy whole Church, shall say, may obtain remission of our sins, THE Blood of our Lord Jesus and all other benefits of his pas- Christ, which was shed for sion. And here we offer and thee, preserve thy body and soul present unto thee, O Lord, our-unto everlasting life: Drink this selves, our souls, and bodies, to in remembrance that Christ's be a reasonable, holy, and living blood was shed for thee, and be sacrifice unto thee; humbly beseeching thee, that we, and all others who shall be partakers of this holy Communion, may worthily receive the most precious Body and Blood of thy Son Jesus Christ, be filled with thy grace

Here shall be sung a Hymn, or Part of a Hymn, from the Selection for the Feasts and Fasts, &c.

Then shall the Bishop first receive

the Communion in both kinds himself, and proceed to deüver the same to the Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, in like manner, and, after that, to the People also in order, into their hands, all devoutly kneeling: And when he delivereth the Bread, he shall say,


If the consecrated Bread and Wine

ted, the Bishop is to consecrate more, be spent before all have communicaaccording to the Form before prescribed; beginning at-All glory be to thee, Almighty God-and ending with these words-Partakers of his most

blessed Body and Blood.

When all have communicated, the to whom, with thee and the Holy Bishop shall return to the Lord's Table, Ghost, be all honour and glory, and reverently place upon it what re

maineth of the consecrated Elements, world without end. Amen. covering the same with a fair Linen T Then shall be said or sung, all standing, Gloria in Excelsis, or some proper Hymn from the Selection.


Then shall the Bishop say the Lord's Prayer, the People repeating after him every petition.

GLORY be to God on high, and OUR Father, who art in Hea- in earth peace, good will toven, Hallowed be thy Name; wards men. We praise thee, we Thy Kingdom come; Thy Will bless thee, we worship thee, we be done on Earth, as it is in Hea-glorify thee, we give thanks to ven; Give us this day our daily thee for thy great glory, O Lord bread; And forgive us our tres-God, heavenly King, God the passes, as we forgive those who Father Almighty. trespass against us; And lead us O Lord, the only begotten Son not into temptation; But deliver Jesus Christ; O Lord God, Lamb us from evil: For thine is the of God, Son of the Father, who kingdom, and the Power, and takest away the sins of the world, the Glory, For ever and ever. have mercy upon us: Thou who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us: Thou who takest away the sins of the world,


ALMIGHTY and everliving receive our prayer: Thou who

God, we most heartily thank sittest at the right hand of God thee, for that thou dost vouchsafe the Father, have mercy upon us. to feed us, who have duly received For thou only art holy; thou these holy mysteries, with the only art the Lord; thou only, 0 spiritual food of the most precious Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art Body and Blood of thy Son our most High in the glory of God Saviour Jesus Christ; and dost the Father. Amen.

After which, shall be said as fol loweth :

assure us thereby of thy favour T Then the Bishop shall let them depart and goodness towards us; and with this blessing. that we are very members in-THE peace of God, which pascorporate in the mystical body of seth all understanding, keep thy Son, which is the blessed com-your hearts and minds in the pany of all faithful people; and knowledge and love of God, and are also heirs through hope of thy of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord: everlasting kingdom, by the me-And the blessing of God Almigh rits of the most precious death ity, the Father, the Son, and the and passion of thy dear Son. And Holy Ghost, be amongst you, and we most humbly beseech thee, remain with you always. Amen. heavenly Father, so to assist us with thy grace, that we may continue in that holy fellowship, and do all such good works as thou hast prepared for us to walk in, through Jesus Christ our Lord;

Here endeth the Order for the Administratio of the Holy Communion.

If any of the consecrated Bread and Wine remain after the Communion, it shall not be carried out of the Church; but the Bishop and other Commu Blessing, reverently eat and drink the nicants shall, immediately after the


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. 1799.

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 Bishop and the Clergy who are present, shall go up the isle of the Church or Chapel, to the Communion Table, repeating the 24th, Psalm alternately, the Bishop one verse, and the Clergy another.

jeven the Lord of Hosts, he is the King of Glory.

The Bishop shall go within the rails, with such of the Clergy as can be there accommodated. The Bishop, sitting in his chair, shall have the instruments of donation and endowment, if there be any presented to him, and then standing up, and turning to the Congregation, shall say,

DEARLY beloved in the Lord; forasmuch as devout and holy men, as well under the law as

Psalm xxiv.

THE earth is the Lord's and all that therein is: the compass of the world, and they that dwell therein.

2 For he hath founded it upon the seas, and prepared it upon the floods.

3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord, or who shall rise up in his holy place?

4 Even he that hath clean under the gospel, moved either hands and a pure heart; and that by the express command of God, bath not lift up his mind unto or by the secret inspiration of vanity, nor sworn to deceive his the blessed Spirit, and acting neighbour. agreeably to their own reason

5 He shall receive the blessing and sense of the natural decency from the Lord, and righteousness of things, have erected houses from the God of his salvation. for the public worship of God,

6 This is the generation of and separated them from all unthem that seek him; even of them hallowed, worldly, and common that seek thy face. O Jacob. uses, in order to fill men's minds

7 Lift up your heads, O ye with greater reverence for his gates; and be ye lift up, ye ever-glorious Majesty, and affect their lasting doors and the King of hearts with more devotion and Glory shall come in. humility in his service; which

8 Who is the King of Glory? pious works have been approved it is the Lord strong and mighty, of and graciously accepted by our even the Lord mighty in battle. heavenly Father: Let us not

9 Lift up your heads, O ye doubt but that he will also favour. gates; and be ye lift up, ye ever-ably approve our godly purpose lasting doors: and the King of of setting apart this place in so Glory shall come in. lemn manner, for the perform10 Who is the King of Glory?ance of the several offices of re

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