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in like manner giving themselves thy blessed saints in all virtuous and over to fornication, and going after godly living, that we may come to strange flesh, are set forth for an ex. those unspeakable joys, which thou ample, suffering the vengeance of hast prepared for those who unfeigneternal fire. Likewise also these edly love thee, through Jesus filthy dreamers defile the flesh, de-CHBIST our Lord. Amen. spise dominion, and speak evil of dig. nities.

For the Epistie. Rev. vii. 2. The Gospel. St. John xy. 17.

AND I saw another angel ascendTHESE things I command

ing from the east, having the seal of

you, that ye

love one another. If the world the living God; and be cried with a hate you, ye know that it hated me it was given to hurt the earth and

loud voice to the four angels, to whom before it hated you. the world, the world would love his the sea, saying, Hurt not the earth, own: but because ye are not of the neither the sea, nor the trees, till we

have sealed the servants of our God world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth in their foreheads. And I heard the you. Remember the word that I said number of them which were sealed; unto you, The servant is not greater forty and four thousand, of all the

and there were sealed a hundred and than his lord; if they have cuted me, they will also persecute tribes of the children of Israel.

Of the tribe of Judah were sealed you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. But asi twelve thousand. these things will they do unto you twelve thousand.

Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me. If I had

Of the tribe of Gad were sealed

twelve thousand. not come and spoken unto them, they

Of the tribe of Aser were sealed had not had sin : but now they have no cloak for their sin. He that hateth

twelve thousand. me, hateth my Father also. If I

Of the tribe of Nephthalim were had not done among them the works sealed twelve thousand.

Of the tribe of Manasses were seal which none other man did, they had

ed twelve thousand. not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Fa.

Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed ther. But this cometh to pass, that

twelve thousand.

Of the tribe of Levi were sealed the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me

twelve thousand.

Of the tribe of Issachar were seal without a cause. But when the Com

ed twelve thousand, forter is come, whom I will send

un

Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed to you from the FATHER, even the SPIRIT of truth, which proceedeth twelve thousand. from the FATHER, he shall testify of

Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed And

ye also shall bear witness, twelve thousand. because ye have been with me from

Of the tribe of Benjamin were the beginning.

sealed twelve thousand.

After this I beheld; and lo, a great ALL SAINTS' DAY.

multitude, which no man could num.

ber, of all nations, and kindreds, and The Collect.

people, and tongues, stood before the O ALMIGHTY GOD, who hast throne, and before the Lamb, clothed knit together thine elect in one com- with white robes, and palms in their munion and fellowship, in the mysti- hands; and cried with a loud voice, cal body of thy Son CHRIST our saying, Salvation to our God, which Lord; grant us grace so to follow sitteth upon the throne, and unto the

me.

Lamb. And all the angels stood round forted. Blessed are the meek: for about the throne, and about the el. they shall inherit the earth. Blessed ders, and the four beasts, and fell are they which do hunger and thirst before the throne on their faces, and after righteousness : for they shall be worshipped God, saying, Amen: filled. Blessed are the merciful: for Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are and thanksgiving, and honor, and the pure in heart: for they shall see power, and might, be unto our God God Blessed are the peace-makers: for ever and ever. Amen.

for they shall be called the children of

God. Blessed are they which are The Gospel. St. Matt. v. 1.

persecuted for righteousness' sake : JESUS seeing the multitudes, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. went up into a mountain ; and when Blessed are ye, when men shall revile he was set, his disciples came unto you, and persecute you,

and shall say him. And he opened his mouth, and all manner of evil against you falsely, taught them, saying, Blessed are the for my sake. Rejoice and be exceedpoor in spirit: for theirs is the king-ing glad: for great is your reward in dom of heaven. Blessed are they heaven: for so persecuted they tho that mourn: for they shall be com- prophets which were before you.

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#Iamong those who come to be partakers of the Holy Communion, the Minister shall know any to

be an open and notorious evil liver, or to have done any wrong to his neighbors by word or deed, so that the Congregation be thereby offended; he shall advertise him, that he presume not to come to the Lord's Table, antil he have openly declared himself to have truly repented and amended his former evil life, that the Congregation may thereby be satisfied; and that he hath recompensed the parties to whom he hath done wrong; or at least declare himself to be in full pnrpose so to do, as soon as he conveniently inay. The same order shall the Minister use with thoxe, betwixt whom he perceiveth malice and hatred to reign; not suffering them to be partakers of the Lord's Table, until he know them

to be reconciled. And if one of the parties, so at variance, be content to forgive from the bottom of his heart all that the other hath trespassed against him, and to make amends for that wherein he himself hath offended; and the other party will not be persuaded to a godly unity, but remain still in his frowardness and malice; the Minister in that case ought to admit the penitent person to the Holy Communion, and not him that is obstinate : Provided, that every Minister so repelling any, as is herein specified, shall be obliged to give an account of the same to the Ordinary, as soon as conveniently may be. The Table, at the Communion-time, having a fair white linen cloth upon it, shall stand in the body of the church, or in the Chancel; and the Minister, standing at the north side of the table, or where Morning and Evening Prayer are appointed to be said, shall say the Lurd's Prayer and the Collect following,

the People kneeling ; but the Lord's Prayer may be omitted, if Morn. ing Prayer hath been said immediately before.

OUR Father, who art in heaven, dom, and the Power, and the Glory, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy king for ever and ever. Amen. dom come; Thy will be done on

The Collect. earth, as it is in heaven; Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us ALMIGHTY GOD, unto whom our trespasses, as we forgive those all hearts are open, all desires known, who trespass against us; And lead and from whom no secrets are hid; ys not into temptation ; But deliver cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by us from evil: for thine is the King. the inspiration of thy holy Spirit; that we may perfectly love thee, and People. LORD, have mercy upon worthily magnify thy holy name, us, and incline our hearts to keep this through CHRIST our Lord.' Amen. law. # Then shall the Minister, turning to the People,

Minister. Honor thy father and rehearse distinctly the Ten Commandments; thy mother; that thy days may be and the People still kneeling, shall, after every long in the land which the LORD thy gressions for the time past, and grace to keep God giveth thee. the law for the time to come, as followeth. People. LORD, have mercy upon Minister.

us, and incline our hearts to keep this GOD spake these words, and said, law. I am the LORD thy God; Thou shalt

Minister. Thou shalt do no mur. have none other gods but me. der. People. LORD, have mercy upon

People. LORD, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this us, and incline our hearts to keep law.

this law. Minister. Thou shalt not make to Minister. Thou shalt not commit thyself any graven image, nor the adultery. likeness of any thing that is in hea. People. LORD, have mercy upon ven above, or in the earth beneath, us, and incline our hearts to keep or in the water under the earth. this law. Thou shalt not bow down to them,

Minister. Thou shalt not steal. nor worship them: for I the LORD People. LORD, have mercy upon thy. God am a jealous God; and us, and incline our hearts to keep visit the sins of the fathers upon the this law. children, unto the third and fourth Minister, Thou shalt not bear false generation of them that hate me; and witness against thy neighbor. show mercy unto thousands in them People. LORD, have mercy upon that love me, and keep my com. us, and incline our hearts to keep mandments.

this law. People. LORD, have mercy upon

Minister. Thou shalt not covet us, and incline our hearts to keep thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not this law.

covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his Minister. Thou shalt not take the servant, nor his maid, nor his ox, name of the LORD thy God in vain : por his ass, nor any thing that is his. for the LORD will not hold him guilt- People. LORD, have mercy upon less that taketh his name in vain. us, and write all these thy laws in

People. LORD, have mercy upon our hearts, we beseech thee. us, and incline our hearts to keep this 1 Then the Minister may say, law.

Hear also what our Lord JESUS Minister. Remember that thou Christ saith. keep holy the Sabbath-day. Six days THOU shalt love the LORD thy shalt thou labor, and do all that thou God with all thy heart, and with all hast to do; but the seventh day is thy soul, and with all thy mind : this the Sabbath of the LORD thy God. is the first and great commandIn it thou shalt do no manner of ment. And the second is like unto work; thou, and thy son, and thy it ; Thou shalt love thy neighbor as daughter, thy man-sérvant, and thy thyself. On thesc two command. maid-servant, thy cattle, and the ments hang all the law and the prostranger that is within thy gates. phets. Por in six days the Lord made hea.

1 Let iis pray ven and earth, the sea, and all that ALMIGHTY LORD, and everin them is, and rested the seventh lasting God, vouchsafe, we beseech day; wherefore the LORD blessed the thee, to direct, sanctify, and govern, seventh day, and hallowed it. I both our hearts and bodies, in the

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ways of thy laws, and in the works my goods I give to the poor; and if of thy commandments; that, through I have done any wrong io any man, thy most mighty protection, both here I restore fourfold. St. Luke xix. 8. and ever, we may be preserved in Who goeth a warfare at any time body and soul, through our Lord and at his own cost ? Who planteth a Saviour JESUS CHRIST. Amen. vineyard and eateth not of the fruit

thereof? or who feedeth a flock, and I Then shall be said the Collect of the day and eateth not of the milk of the flock 3

immediately after the Collect, the Minister
shall read the Epistle, saying, The Epistle (or, 1 Cor. ix. 7.
The portion of Scripture appointed for the
Epistle) is written in the chapter of

If we have sown unto you spiritual beginning at the perse. And the Epistle things, is it a great matter if we shall ended, he shall say, Here endeth the Epistle. Then shall he read the Gospel (the people all reap your worldly things? 1 Cor. standing up) saying, The Holy Gospel is ix, 11. written in the chapter of , beginning Do ye not know, that they who at the verse.

minister about holy things, live of 1 Here the people shall say,

the sacrifice; and they who wait at Glory be to thee, O LORD. the altar, are partakers with the al.

tar? Even so hath the LORD also 1 Then shall be read the Apostles' or Nicene Creed : unless one of them hath been read im ordained, that they who preach the mediately before, in the Morning Service. Gospel, should live of the Gospel. Then the Minister shall declare unto the Peo

1 Cor. ix, 13, 14. ple what Holy days, or Fasting days, are in He that soweth little, shall reap the week following to be observed and (if Little ; and he that soweth plenteous. munion, and of the Bans of Matrimony, and ly, shall reap plenteously. Let every other matters to be published.

man do according as he is disposed Then shall follow the Sermon: after whịch, in his heart, not grudgingly, or of the Minister, when there is a Communion, necessity; for God loveth a cheerful the Offertory, saying one or more of these giver. 2 Cor. ix. 6, 7. sentences following, as he thinketh most con- Let him that is taught in the word, venient.

minister unto him that teacheth, in LET your light so shine before all good things. Be not deceived, men, that they may see your good God is not mocked: for whatsoever works, and glorify your Father a man soweth, that shall he reap. which is in heaven. si. Matt. v. 16. Gal. vi. 6, 7.

Lay not up for yourselves trea- While we have time, let us do sures upon earth, where moth and good unto all men > and especially rust doth corrupt, and where thieves unto them that are of the household break through and steal : but lay up of faith. Gal. vi. 10. for yourselves treasures in heaven, Godliness is great riches, if a man where neither moth nor rust doth be content with that he hath : for we corrupt, and where thieves do not brought nothing into this world, nei. break through nor steal. St. Matt. ther may we carry any thing out. vi. 19, 20.

1 Tim. vi. 6, 7. Whatsoever ye would that men Charge them who are rich in this should do to you, even so do to world, that they be ready to give, and them: for this is the law and the glad to distribute ; laying up in store prophets. St. Matt. vii. 12. for themselves a good foundation

Not every one that saith unto me, against the time to come, that they LORD, LORD, shall enter into the may attain eternal life. 1 Tim. vi. kingdom of heaven; but he that 17, 18, 19. doeth the will of my Father which God is not unrighteous, that he is in heaven. St. Matt. vii. 21. will forget your works, and labor

Zaccheus stood forth, and said un- that proceedeth of love; which lovo to the Lord, Behold, Lord, the half of ye have showed for his name's sake,

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who have ministered unto the saints, Church with the spirit of truth, and yet do minister. Heb. vi. 10. unity, and concord: and grant that

To do good and to distribute, forget all those who do confess thy holy not; for with such sacrifices God is name may agree in the truth of thy well pleased. Heb. xiii. 16. holy word, and live in unity and

Whoso hath this world's good, and godly love. We beseech thee also, seeth his brother have need, and shut-so to direct and dispose the hearts of teth up his compassion from him, all Christian rulers, that they may how dwelleth the love of God in truly and impartially administer jushim ? 1 John iii. 17.

tice, to the punishment of wickedness Give alms of thy goods, and never and vice, and to the maintenance of turn thy face from any poor man; thy true religion and virtue. Give and then the face of the LORD shall grace, O heavenly Father, to all Bi. not be turned away from thee. Tobit shops and other Ministers; that they iv. 7.

may, both by their life and doctrine, Be merciful after thy power. If set forth thy true and lively word, thou hast much, give plenteously; if and rightly and duly administer thy thou hast little, do thy diligence holy sacraments. And to all thy gladly to give of that little : for so people give thy heavenly grace; and gatherest thou thyself a good reward, especially to this congregation here in the day of necessity. Tobit iv. present; that with meek heart, and 8, 9.

due reverence, they may hear and He that hath pity upon the poor, receive thy holy word; truly serving lendeth unto the LORD; and look, thee in holiness and righteousness all what he layeth out, it shall be paid the days of their life. And we most him again. Prov. xix. 17.

humbly beseech thee, of thy goodness, Blessed be the man that provideth O LORD, to comfort and succor all for the sick and needy: the LORD those who, in this transitory life, are shall deliver him in the time of trou in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, or ble. Ps. xli. 1.

any other adversity. And we also Whilst these Sentences are in reading, the bless thy holy name, for all thy serv. Deacons, Church-wardens, or other li per. ants departed this life in thy faith and the Alms for the poor, and other devotions of fear; beseeching thee to give us graco the people, in a deceni basin to be provided by so to follow their good examples, that the parish for that purposes and reverently with them we may be partakers of bring it to the Priest, who shall humbly present and place it upon the Holy Table. thy_heavenly kingdom : Grant this, And the Priest shall then place upon the table OʻFather, for JESUS CHRIST's sake, so much bread and wine, as he shall think sufficient. After which done, he shall say, our only Mediator and Advocate.

Amen. Let us pray for the whole state of CHRIST's Church militant.

1 When the Minister giveth warning for the

celebration of the Holy Communion (which he ALMIGHTY and everliving Holy day immediately preceding) he shall read

shall always do upon the Sunday, or some God, who by thy holy apostle, hast this Exhortation following: or so much thereof taught us to make prayers and sup:

as, in his discretion, he may think convenient. plications, and to give thanks, for all DEARLY beloved, on day men: we humbly beseech thee most next, I purpose, through God's asmercifully [*to accept our alms and sistance, to administer to all such as oblations, and) to receive these our shall be religiously and devoutly disprayers, which we offer unto thy posed, the most comfortable sacrament divine majesty; beseeching thee to of the Body and Blood of CHRIST inspire continually the universal to be by them received, in remem,

brance of his meritorious cross and the worlar o uccept our "alime and otlations, Femission of our sins, and are made

• I there be no alms or oblations, then shall passion ; whereby alone we obtain and) be left unsaid.

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