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O holy, blessed, and glorious TRINITY, | preserve all Christian rulers and magisthree persons and one God; have mercy trates ; giving them grace to execute upon us miserable sinners.
justice, and to maintain truth; O holy, blessed, and glorious TRI- We beseech thee to hear us, good. NITY, three persons and one God; have LORD, mercy upon us miserable sinners.
That it may please thee to illuminate Remember not, LORD, our offences, all Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, with nor the offences of our forefathers; true knowledge and understanding of neither take thou vengeance of our sins: thy word ; and that both by their spare us, good Lord, spare thy people, preaching and living they may set it whom thou hast redeemed with thy most forth, and show it accordingly; precious blood, and be not angry with us | We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. for ever :
That it may please thee to bless these Spare us, good Lord. .
thy servants, now to be admitted to the From all evil and mischief; from sin; order of Deacons for Priests), and to from the crafts and assaults of the devil ; pour thy grace upon them; that they from thy wrath, and from everlasting may duly execute their office, to the damnation;
edifying of thy Church, and the glory Good LORD. deliver us.
of thy holy name; From all blindness of heart; from We beseech thee to hear us, good LORD). pride, vain-glory, and hypocrisy; from That it may please thee to bless and envy, hatred, and malice, and all un- keep all thy people; charitableness;
We beseech thee to hear us, good LORD. Good LORD, deliver us.
That it may please thee to give to all From all inordinate and sinful affec-nations unity, peace, and concord; tions; and from all the deceits of the We beseech thee to hear us, good LORD. world, the flesh, and the devil;
That it may please thee to give us an Good LORD, deliver us.
heart to love and fear thee, and diligently From lightning and tempest; from to live after thy commandments; plague, pestilence, and famine; from We beseech thee to hear us, good LORD. battle and murder, and from sudden That it may please thee to give to all thy death;
people increase of grace, to hear meekly Good LORD, deliver us.
thy word, and to receive it with pure From all sedition, privy conspiracy, affection, and to bring forth the fruits of and rebellion; from all false doctrine, the Spirit; heresy, and schism; from hardness of W: beseech thee to hear us, good LORD. heart, and contempt of thy word and That it may please thee to bring into commandment;
the way of truth, all such as have erred, Good LORD, deliver us.
and are deceived; By the mystery of thy holy Incarna- | We beseech thee to hear us, good LORD. tion; by thy holy Nativity and Circum- | ativity and Circum- That it may please thee to strengthen
That it cision ; by thy Baptism, Fasting, and such as do stand, and to comfort and Temptation ;
help the weak-hearted, and to raise up Good LORD, deliver us.
those who fall, and finally to beat down By thine Agony and bloody Sweat; Satan under our feet; by thy Cross and Passion; by thy We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. precious Death and Burial; by thy That it may please thee to succour, glorious Resurrection and Ascension; help, and comfort all who are in danger, and by the coming of the Holy Ghost; / necessity, and tribulation; Good LORD, deliver us.
We beseech thee to hear us, good LORD. In all time of our tribulation ; in all time That it may please thee to preserve of our prosperity; in the hour of death, all who travel by land or by water, all and in the day of judgment;
women in the perils of child-birth, all Good LORD, deliver us.
sick persons, and young children, and We sinners do beseech thee to hear to show thy pity upon all prisoners and us, O Lord God; and that it may captives; please thee to rule and govern thy holy | We beseech thee to hear us, good LORD. Church universal in the right way; That it may please thee to defend,
We beseech thee to hear us, good and provide for, the fatherless children, LORD.
and widows, and all who are desolate and That it may please thee to bless and I oppressed;
Let us pray.
| and he that soweth plenteously, shal O ALMIGIITY LORD, and ever- reap plenteously. Let every man do lasting God, vouchsafe, we beseech thee, according as he is disposed in his heart. to direct, sanctify, and govern, both our
not grudgingly, or of necessity; for hearts and bodies, in the ways of thy |
God loveth a cheerful giver. 2 Cor. laws, and in the works of thy command- | 1x. ments; that, through thy most mighty.
Let him that is taught in the word,
minister unto him that teacheth, in all protection, both here and ever, we may be preserved in body and soul, through good
good things. Be not deceived, God is our Lord and Saviour JESUS CHRIST.
not mocked: For whatsoever a man
soweth, that shall he reap. Gal. vi. 6, 7. Amen.
While we have time, let us do good I Then shall be read the Collect, Epistle, and unto all men: and especially unto them Gospel, as they are appointed.
that are of the household of faith. Gal. Then shall be read the Apostles' or Nicene Creed ; unless one of them have been read
vi. 10. immediately before, in the Morning Service. Godliness is great riches, if a man be T Then shall' the Bishop begin the offertory, content with that he hath : for we saying one or more of these sentences follow
brought nothing into this world, neither ing, as he thinketh most convenient.
may we carry any thing out. 1 Tim. LET your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and Charge them who are rich in this glorify your Father which is in heaven. world, that they be ready to give, and St. Matt. v. 16.
glad to distribute ; laying up in store for Lay not up for yourselves treasures themselves a good foundation against upon earth, where moth and rust doth the time to come, that they may attain corrupt, and where thieves break through eternal life. 1 Tim. vi. 17, 18, 19. and steal: but lay up for yourselves. God is not unrighteous, that he will treasures in heaven, where neither moth forget your works, and labour that pronor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves ceedeth of love;' which love ye have do not break through nor steal. St. showed for his name's sake, who have Matt. vi. 19, 20.
ministered unto the saints, and yet do Whatsoever ye would that men should minister. Heb. vi. 10. do to you, even so do to them : for this To do good and to distribute, forget is the law and the prophets. St. Matt. not; for with such sacrifices God is vii. 12.
well pleased. Heb. xiii. 16. Not every one that saith unto me, Whoso hath this world's good, and Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom seeth his brother have need, and shutteth of heaven; but he that doeth the will up his compassion from him, how dwellof my Father which is in heaven. St. eth the love of God in him? 1 John Matt. vii. 21.
iii. 17. Zaccheus stood forth, and said unto Give alms of thy goods, and never the Lord, Behold, Lord, the half of my turn thy face from any poor man; and goods I give to the poor; and if I have then the face of the LORD shall not be done any wrong to any man, I restore turned away from thee. Tobit iv. 7. fourfold. St. Luke xix. 8.
| Be merciful after thy power. If thou Who goeth a warfare at any time at hast much, give plenteously; if thou hast his own cost? Who planteth a vineyard, little, do thy diligence gladly to give of and eateth not of the fruit thereof? or that little: for so gatherest thou thyself who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of a good reward in the day of necessity. the milk of the flock ? 1 Cor. ix. 7. / Tobit iv. 8, 9
If we have sown unto you spiritual He that hath pity upon the poor, things, is it a great matter if we shall | lendeth unto the Lord : and look, what reap your worldly things ? 1 Cor.ix. 11. he layeth out, it shall be paid him again.
Do ye not know, that they who minis- | Prov. xix. 17. ter about holy things, live of the sacrifice; Blessed be the man that provideth for and they who wait at the altar, are par- the sick and needy: the Lord shall takers with the altar ? Even so hath the deliver him in the time of trouble. LORD also ordained, that they who Psalm xli. 1. preach the Gospel, should live of the Gospel. 1 Cor. ix. 13, 14.
1 Whilst these sentences are in reading, the He that soweth little, shall reap little;!
Deacons, Church-wardens, or other fit persons appointed for that purpose, shall receive the
Matt. Vi bever ve would that men for this
To do good and
sacrifices God 18 alms for the poor, and other devotions of the munion of the body and blood of our people, in a decent basin to be provided by
ed by Saviour CHRIST, must consider how St. the parish for that purpose; and reverently bring it to the Bishop, who shall humbly Paul exhorteth all persons diligently to present and place it upon the holy table. try and examine themselves, before they And the Bishop shall then place upon the
presume to eat of that Bread, and drink Table so much Bread and Wine as he shall
of that Cup. For as the benefit is great, think sufficient; after which he shall say,
if with a true penitent heart and lively Let us pray for the whole state of Christ's Church militant.
faith we receive that holy sacrament;
so is the danger great, if we receive the ALMIGHTY and everliving God, same unworthily. Judge therefore yourwho, by thy holy Apostle, hast taught selves, brethren, that ye be not judged us to make prayers and supplications, l of the LORD ; repent ye truly for your and to give thanks, for all men: We sins past; have a lively and steadfast humbly beseech thee most mercifully faith in Christ our Saviour; amend [*to accept our alms and oblations, and] | your lives, and be in perfect charity with to receive these our prayers, which we all m
these our prayers, which we all men ; so shall ye be meet partakers offer unto thy divine majesty ; beseech- of those holy mysteries. And, above ing thee to inspire continually the all things, ye must give most humble universal Church with the spirit of and hearty thanks to God the FATHER, truth, unity, and concord; and grant the Son, and the Holy Ghost, for the that all those who do confess thy holy redemption of the world by the death name may agree in the truth of thy holy and passion of our Saviour CHRIST, both word, and live in unity and godly love. God and man; who did humble himself, We beseech thee also, so to direct and even to the death upon the cross, for us dispose the hearts of all Christian rulers, miserable sinners, who lay in darkness that they may truly and impartially and the shadow of death ; that he might administer justice, to the punishment of make us the children of God, and exalt wickedness and vice, and to the main-/ us to everlasting life. And to the end tenance of thy true religion and virtue. that we should always remember the Give grace, O heavenly Father, to all exceeding great love of our Master and Bishops and other Ministers; that they only Saviour Jesus CHRIST, thus dying may, both by their life and doctrine, set for us, and the innumerable benefits forth thy true and lively word, and which by his precious blood-shedding rightly and duly administer thy holy he hath obtained for us, he hath instisacraments. And to all thy people give tuted and ordained holy mysteries, thy heavenly grace; and especially to as pledges of his love, and for a conthis congregation here present ; that tinual remembrance of his death, to with meek heart, and due reverence, our great and endless comfort. To they may hear and receive thy holy him, therefore, with the Father, and word; truly serving thee in holiness the Holy Ghost, let us give, as we and righteousness all the days of their are most bounden, continual thanks ; life. And we most humbly beseech thee, submitting ourselves wholly to his holy of thy goodness, O LORD, to comfort and will and pleasure, and studying to serve succour all those who, in this transitory him in true holiness and righteousness, life, are in trouble, sorrow, need, sick- all the days of our life. Amen. ness, or any other adversity. And we also. Then shall the Bishop say to those who come bless thy holy name, for all thy servants
to receive the Communion, departed this life in thy faith and fear;
YE who do truly and earnestly repent beseeching thee to give us grace so to follow their good examples, that with
ith you of your sins, and are in love and them we may be partakers of thy
the charity with your neighbours, and intend heavenly kingdom : Grant this, o
7 to lead a new life, following the comFather, for Jesus Christ's sake, our
mandments of God, and walking from
henceforth in his holy ways; draw near only Mediator and Advocate. Amen.
with faith, and take this holy Sacrament I The Bishop shall then say this Exhortation to your comfort ; and make your humble
DEARLY beloved in the LORD, ye confession to ALMIGHTY GOD, devoutly who mind to come to the Holy Com-|
1 Then shall this general Confession be made * If there oe no alms or oblations, then shall by the Bishop and all those who are minded the words, to accept our alms and oblations, to receive the Holy Communion, humbly and, be left unsaid.