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Service from begummy
forth in our Prayer Books, and out of
that service to develop and explain the
several doctrines and usages of our holy
Church.

There is reason to believe that many persons, at their first approach to the

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PREFACE.

This little work is humbly intended as a help to the better understanding and more faithful use of the holy sacrament of the Lord's Supper. The object has been to take the whole course of the Eucharistic Service from beginning to end, as set forth in our Prayer Books, and out of that service to develop and explain the several doctrines and usages of our holy Church.

There is reason to believe that many persons, at their first approach to the

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altar, are ignorant of the exact character of the service to which they come—some looking upon it with a superstitious alarm, others with apathy and coldness. One great portion of the people keep away from it altogether from a want of knowledge of the meaning of the different prayers, hymns, lessons, and other parts of the service;-another portion keep away from a want of method in examining and preparing themselves for that holy communion ;-while again, even among those who are communicants, there is very frequently a violation of the order with which that holy service should be conducted, from a want of thought and consideration of the very high and exalted privileges therein conveyed.

These two volumes were written to supply a remedy for these evils. In the first, intended for private use, is set forth a course of preparation and self-examina

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