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above all things, ye must give most humble Then shall the Bishop stand up, and and hearty thanks to God the Father, the turning to the People, say, Eon, and the Holy Ghost, for the redemp- ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Fa 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 humble himself, even to the death who with hearty repentance and true faith upon the cross, for us miserable sinners, turn unto him, have mercy upon you; parwho lay in darkness and the shadow of don and deliver you from all your sins; death; that he might make us the children confirm and strengthen you in all goodness; of God, and exalt us to everlasting life. and bring you to everlasting life, through And to the end that we should always re- Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. member the exceeding great love of our Master and only Saviour Jesus Christ, thus

Then shall the Bishop say, dying for us, and the innumerable benefits viour Christ saith, unto all who truly turn Hear what comfortable words our Sawhich by his precious blood-shedding he hath obtained for us, he hath instituted and ordained holy Mysteries, as pledges of his and are heavy laden, and I will re NOME unto me, all ye that travel love, and for a continual remembrance of

to him.

his death, to our great and endless comfort. fresh you. St. Matt. xi. 28. To him therefore, with the Father, and his only begotten Son, to the end that all So God loved the world, that he gave the Holy Ghost, let us give, as we are that believe in him should not perish, but most bounden, continual thanks; submit-have everlasting life. St. John iii. 16. ting 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.

Then shall the Bishop say to those who come to receive the Communion,

Hear also what St. 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 St. John saith. 7E who do truly and earnestly repent with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; If any man sin, we have an Advocate YE you of your sins, and are in love and and he is the propitiation for our sins. charity with your neighbours, and intend John ii. 1, 2.


Lift up your hearts.


to lead a new life, following the command-After which the Bishop shall proceed, ments 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 confes-Lord. sion to Almighty God, devoutly kneeling,

Then shall this general Confession be made by the Bishop and all those who are minded to receive the Holy Communion, humbly kneeling.

Answer. We lift them up unto the

Bishop. Let us give thanks unto our Lord God.

ALMIGHTY God, Father of our Lord
Jesus Christ, Maker of all things,
Judge of all men; we acknowledge and in
bewail our manifold sins and wickedness,

Answer. It is meet and right so to do
Then shall the Bishop turn to the
Lord's Table, and say,


is very meet, right, and our hounden all places, give thanks unto thee, O duty, that we should at all times, and which we from time to time most grievous-Lord, [* Holy Father,] Almighty, everly have committed, by thought, word, and lasting God.

deed, against thy divine Majesty; provok-Here shall follow the proper Preface,

according to the time, if there be any specially appointed; or else immediately shall be said or sung by the Bishop and People,

ing 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 burthen of them is intolerable.THEREFORE with Angels and ArchHave mercy upon us, have mercy upon us, angels, and with all the company of 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 say is past; and grant, that we may ever here-ing, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Hosts, after serve and please thee in newness of heaven and earth are full of thy glory: life, to the honour and glory of thy name, 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.


1 Upon Christmas Day, and seven
Days efter.
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 Virgin Mary his

and that without spot of sin, to make us clean

from all sin: Therefore with angels, &c. Upon Easter Day, and seven Days


BUT 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.

HROUGH thy most dearly beloved Gus 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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Then shall the Bishop, kneeling down at the Lord's Table, say, in the name of all those who shall receive the Com munion, this prayer following:

W Table, merciful Lord, trusting in

E do not presume to come to this thy

our own righteousness, 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, gracious Lord, so to eat the flesh of thy dear Son Jesus Christ, and to drink his blood, that our sinful bodies may be made clean by his body, and our souls washed through his most precious blood, and that we may evermore dwell in him, and he in us. Amen.

When the Bishop, standing before the Table, hath so ordered the Bread and Wine, that he may with the more readiness and decency break the Bread before the People, and take the Cup into his hands he shall say the Prayer of Consecration, as followeth : ALL glory be to thee, Almighty God, our heavenly Father, for that thon, Upon Whitsunday, and six Days of thy tender mercy, didst give thine only after. Son Jesus Christ to suffer death upon the THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord; ac- cross for our redemption; who made there, cording to whose most true promise, by his one oblation of himself once offered, the Holy Ghost came down as at this time a full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, ob 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 perApostles, to teach them, and to lead them petual memory of that his precious death to all truth; giving them both the gift of and sacrifice until his coming again: For divers languages, and also boldness with in the night in which he was betrayed, fervent zeal, constantly to preach the Gos-(a) he took bread; and (a) Here the pel unto all nations; whereby we have been whenhe had given thanks, Bishop is to take brought out of darkness and error, into the (b) 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 angels, &c. Upon the Feast of Trinity only, may be said,

Take, eat,(c) this is my (b) And here Body, which is given for to break the you; Do this in remem- Bread.

brance of me. Likewise, (c) And here WHO 7HO 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- gave 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.

Or for this may be said, the words Holy Father being retained in the introductory Address.


Blood of the New Tes- (e) And here tament, which is shed for he is to lay his you, and for many, for hands upon evethe remission of sins: Do ry Vessel


MOR the precious death and merits of this as oft as ye shall drink which there is thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, and it in remembrance of any Wine to be for the sending to us of the Holy Ghost the me.


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The Oblation. WHEREFORE,

Lord and heaven

also in order, into their hands, all devoutly kneeling: And when he deliver eth the Bread, he shall say, THE Body of our Lord Jesus Christ, which was given for thee, preserve

THE Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, which was shed for thee, preserve thy

When all have communicated, the Bishop shall return to the Lord's Table, and reverently place upon it what remaineth of the consecrated Elements, covering the same with a fair Linen Cloth.

ly Father, according to the institution of thy dearly beloved Son our Saviour Jesus Christ, we, thy humble servants, do celebrate and make here before thy divine thy body and soul unto everlasting life: Majesty, with these thy holy gifts, 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 to 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 shall say, glorious ascension; rendering unto thee most hearty thanks for the innumerable benefits procured unto us by the same. body and soul unto everlasting life: Drink And we most humbly this in remembrance that Christ's blood The Invocation. beseech thee, O mer- was shed for thee, and be thankful. ciful Father, to hear us; and, of thy Al- 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; that we, receiving them according beginning at-All glory be to thee, Al to 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 desire thy fatherly goodness, mercifully to accept this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving; most humbly beseeching thee to grant, that by the merits and death of thy Son Jesus Christ, and through faith in his blood, we, and all thy whole Church, may obtain remission of our sins, and all other benefits of his passion. And here we offer and present unto thee, O Lord, our- UR Father, who art in Heaven, Halselves, our souls, and bodies, to be a reasonlowed be thy Name; Thy Kingdom able, holy, and living sacrifice unto thee; come; Thy Will be done on Earth, as it humbly beseeching 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 de 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. Amén. they in him. And although we are un-After which, shall be said as followeth: worthy, through our manifold sins, to offer unto thee any sacrifice; yet we beseech ALMIGHTY and everliving God, we thee to accept this our bounden duty and thou dost vouchsafe to feed us, who have inost heartily thank thee, for that 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 precious Body our Lord; by whom, and with whom, in and Blood of thy Son our Saviour Jesus the unity of the Holy Ghost, all honour and Christ; and dost assure us thereby of thy glory be unto thee, O Father Almighty, world without end. Amen.

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

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

favour and goodness towards us; and that we are very members incorporate in the mystical body of thy Son, which is the blessed company of all faithful people; and are also beirs 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 may continue in manner, and, after that, to the People' that holy fellowship, and do all such good

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 all honour and glory, world without end.


Then shall be said or sung, all standing, Gloria in Excelsis, or some proper Hymn from the Selection.

For thou only art holy; thou only art the Lord; thou only, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most High in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

Then the Bishop shall let them depart with this blessing. THE peace of God, which passeth all understanding, hearts and G earth peace, good will towhands men minds in the knowledge and love of God,

LORY be to on high, in

We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to thee for thy great glory, O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty.

O Lord, the only begotten Son Jesus Christ; O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, who takest away the sins of the world, 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, receive our prayer:

and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord: And the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst you, and remain with you always. Amen. 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 Communicants shall, immediately af ter the Blessing, reverently eat and drink the same.

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


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 Eishops, 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 Churchwardens and Vestrymen, or some other Persons appointed for that purpose. The B 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 alternately, the Bishop one verse, and the Clergy another.

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.

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

4 Even he that hath clean hands and a

pure heart; and that hath not lift up his mind unto vanity, nor sworn to deceive his neighbour.

5 He shall receive the blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of

his salvation.

6 This is the generation of them that seek him; even of them that seek thy face,

O Jacob.

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9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doers: and the King of Glory shall come in.

10 Who is the King of Glory? even 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; forusmuch as devout and holy men, as well under the law as under the gospel, moved either by the express command of God, or by the secret inspiration of the blessed Spirit, and acting agreeably to their own reason and sense of the natural decency of things, have erected houses for the public worship of God, and separated them from al unhallowed, woridly, and common uses, in order to fill men's minds with greater reverence for his glorious Majesty, and affect their hearts with more do

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votion and humility in his service; which fand 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, for the performance of the several offices of religious worship, and let us faithfully and devoutly beg his blessing on this our undertaking.

Then the Bishop kneeling, shall say the following Prayer.

Grant, O Lord, that by thy holy word which shall be read and preached in this place, and by thy holy Spirit grafting it mwardly in the heart, the hearers thereof may both perceive and know what things they ought to do, and may have power and strength to fulfil the same. Amen.

Eternal God, mighty in power_and] 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,may faithfully perform much less the walls of temples made with and keep the vow and covenant between hands; and who yet hast eet graciously them made, and may remain in perfect pleased to promise thy especia 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 in up their praises and supplications unto this place, to give thee thanks for the bene thee; 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, fess their sins unto thee, and to ask such to consecrate this place to the honour of things as are requisite and necessary as hy great name; separating it henceforth 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 bound holy sacraments, for offering 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 offices: accept, O Lord, this service at our hand's, and bless it with such success as may tend most to thy glory, and the furtherance of our happiness hoth temporal and spiritual, through Jesus Christ our blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen.

which we beg for Jesus Christ's sake our most blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen.

Then the Bishop sitting in his chair, the sentence of Consecration is to be read by some person appointed by him, and then laid by him upon the Communion Table, -after which the Bishop shall say,

LESSED be thy name, O Lord, that

Bit hath pleased thee to put it into the

After this the Bishop shall stand up, and turning his face towards the Congre-hearts of thy servants, to appropriate and gation, shall say, REGARD, O Lord, the supplications of devote this house to thy honour and worthy 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" by Baptism, may be sanctified by the Holy their thankfulness, by making a right use Ghost, delivered from thy wrath and eterof it, 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 the number of thy faithful children. Amen. Grant, O Lord, that they who at this place shall in their own persons renew the promises and vows which they made, or which were made for them by their suretics at their Baptism., and thereupon shall be confirmed by the Bishop, may receive such measure of thy holy Spirit, that they may be enabled faithfully to fulfil the same, and grow in grace unto their lives' end. Amen.

Grant, O Lord, that whosoever shall receive in this place the blessed sacrament

of that holy ordinance with faith, charity, body blood of Christ, come

After this the Minister appointed is to
PROPER PSALMS, 84-122-132.
read the service for the day.
FIRST LESSON. 1 Kings 8th, verse

22 to verse 63.

SECOND LESSON. Heb. 10th, verse

19 to verse 27.

Morning Prayer being ended,there shall be sung from thelook of Psalms in metre, Psal. xxvi. verse 6, 7, 8, with the Gloria Patri. The Bishop shall then proceed to the Communion Service. The following shall be the Collect, Epistle, and Gospel, for the occasion.

The Collect.

tort or not worthy to offer unte Most glorious Lord, we acknowledge

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