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mercy upon us, have mercy upon us, | times, and in all places, give thanks most merciful Father; for thy Son unto thee, O LORD, I Holy Faour Lord Jesus CHRIST's sake, ther,] Almighty, everlasting GOD. forgive us all that is past ; and grant, 1 Here shall follow the proper Preface, accord that we may ever hereafter serve and ing to the time, if there be any specially ap please thee in newness of life, to the pointed; or else immediately shall be saia or

sung by the Bishop and People, honor and glory of thy name, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.

THEREFORE with angels and I Then shall the Bishop stand up, and turning to of heaven, we laud, and magnify thy

archangels, and with all the company the People, say, ALMIGHTY GOD, our heavenly glorious name; evermore praising Father, who, of his great mercy, hath thee, and saying, Holy, holy, holy, promised forgiveness of sins to all LORD God of hosts ; heaven and those who with hearty repentance earth are full of thy glory; glory be and true faith turn unto him, have to thee, O LORD Most High. Amen. merey upon you; pardon and deliver you from all your sins; confirm and 1 PROPER PREFACES. strengthen you in all goodness; and

1 Upon Christmas-day, and seven days after. bring you to everlasting life, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen. BECAUSE thou didst give JESUS 1 Then shall the Bishop say,

CHRIST, thine only Son, to be born Hear what comfortable words our as at this time for us; who, by the Saviour Christ saith unto all who operation of the Holy Ghost, was

made truly turn to him.

very man, of the substance of COME unto me,

the Virgin Mary his mother; and all

that travail

ye and are heavy laden, and I will re.

that without spot of sin, to make us

clean from sin: Therefore with Št. Matt. xi. 28. So God loved the world, that he angels, &c. gave his only begotten Son, to the Upon Easter-day, and seven days after. end that all that believe in him BUT chiefly are we bound to should not perish, but have everlast- praise thee for the glorious resurrecing life. St. John iii. 16.

tion of thy Son JESUS CHRIST our Hear also what St. Paul saith. Lord: for he is the very Paschal

This is a true saying, and wor. Lamb, which was offered for us, and thy of all men to be received, that hath taken away the sin of the world; Christ Jesus came into the world who by his death hath destroyed to save sinners.' 1 Tim. i. 15.

death, and, by his rising to life again, Hear also what St. John saith.

hath restored to us everlasting life : If any man sin, we have an Advo. Therefore with angels, &c. cate with the Father, JESUS CHRIST the righteous; and he is the propiti. Upon Ascension-day, and seven days after. ation for our sins. 1 John ii. 1, 2. THROUGH thy most dearly be. 9 After which the Bishop shall proceed, saying, loved Son JESUS CHRIST our Lord; hearts.

who, after his most glorious resur. Answer. We lift them up unto the rection, manifestly appeared to all LORD.

his apostles, and in their sight ascend.

ed Bishop. Let us give thanks unto up into heaven, to prepare a place our LORD God.

for us; that where he is, thither we Ans. It is meet and right so to do. might also ascend, and reign with I Then shall the Bishop turn to the Lord's Table, gels, &c.

him in glory: Therefore with an IT is very meet, right, and our bounden duty that we should, at all Ited on Trinity Sunday.

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1 Upon Whitsunday, and six days after. cious blood, and that we may ever

THROUGH Jesus CHRIST our more dwell in him, and he in us. Lord; according to whose most true Amen. promise, the Holy Ghost came When the Bishop, standing before the table, down as at this time from heaven,

hath so ordered the bread and wine, that he with a sudden great sound, as it had

tay with the more readiness and decency

break the bread before the people, and take been a mighty wind, in the likeness the cup into his hands; he shall say the Prayer of fiery tongues, lighting upon the

of Consecration, as followeth : apostles, to teach them, and to lead

ALL glory be to thee, ALMIGHTY them to all truth; giving them both God, our heavenly Father, for that the gift of divers languages, and also thou, of thy tender mercy, didet give boldness with fervent zeal, constantly thine only Son Jesus CHRIST to to preach the Gospel unto all na.

suffer death upon the cross for our tions; whereby we have been brought redemption ; who made there, by his out of darkness and error, into the one oblation of himself once offered, clear light and knowledge of thee, a füll

, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, and of thy Son Jesus CHRIST: oblation, and satisfaction, for the sins Therefore with angels, &c.

of the whole world; and did insti1 Upon the Feast of Trinity only, may be said, us to continue, a perpetual memory

tute, and in his holy gospel command WHO art one God, one LORD; of that his precious death and sacri. not one only person, but three per- fice until his coming again : for, in the sons in one substance : For that night in which he which we believe of the glory of the was betrayed, a he a Here the Bishop FATHER, the same we believe of the took bread; and is to take the Paten Son, and of the Holy Ghost, with when he had given

into his hands. out any difference or inequality : thanks, b he brake Therefore with angels, &c.

it, and gave it to break the bread. T or else this may be said, the words Holy his disciples, saying, Father being retained in the introductory Take, eat, o this is

FOR the precious death and merits my Body, which is his hand upon cable of thy Son Jesus CHRIST our Lord, in remembrance of and for the sending to us of the Ho.

me. Likewise, after LY Ghost the Comforter;

who are

supper,
d he took the

d Here he is to one with thee in thy eternal God cup; and when lie loke the cup into his HEAD: Therefore with angels, fc.

hand.

had given thanks, he 1 Then shall the Bishop, kneeling down at the gave it to them, say,

shall receive the Communion, this Prayer Folling, drink ye all of lowing:

this, for e this is my e And here he is We do not presume to come to Blood, of the new lo lay his hand up. this thy table, merciful LORD, testament, which is which there is any trusting in our own righteousness, shed for you, and for wine, to be consé. but in thy manifold and great mer many, for the re. cies. We are not worthy so much mission of sins: do this as oft as ye as to gather up the crumbs under thy shall drink it, in remembrance of me. table. But thou art the same LORD, WHEREFORE, O

The Oblation whose property is always to have LORD and heavenly mercy: grant us therefore, gracious Father, according to the institution LORD, so to eat the flesh of thy dear of thy dearly beloved Son our SavSon JESUS CHRIST, and to drink iour JESUS CHRIST, we, thy hum. his blood, that our sinful bodies may ble servants, do celebrate and make be made clean by his body, and our here before thy divine majesty, with souls washed through his most pre. I these thy holy gifts, which we now

b And here to

address.

given for you; do this the bread.

offer unto thee, the memorial thy Here shall be sang Hyman, part of Son hath commanded us to make;

Hymn, from the Selection for the Feasts and

Faste, &c. having in remembrance his blessed Then shall the Bishop first receive the com passion and precious death, his munion in both kinds himself, and proceed to mighty resurrection and glorious as. Deacons, in like manner, and after that, so

deliver the same to the Bishops, Priests, and cension; rendering unto thee most the People also in order, into their hands, all

devoutly kneeling: and when he delivereth the hearty thanks for the innumerable

Bread, he shall say benefits procured unto us by the same. And we most humbly be CHRIST, which was given for thee,

THE Body of our Lord JESUS The Invocation.

ful Father, to hear preserve thy body and soul unto us; and, of thy almighty goodness, in remembrance that Christ died

everlasting life: Take and eat this vouchsafe to bless and sanctify, with thy Word and Holy Spirit, these

thy for thee, and feed on him in thy heart gifts and creatures of bread and by faith, with thanksgiving. wine; that we, receiving them ac. And the Bishop, delivering the Cup, shall sy, cording to thy Son our Saviour JE. THE Blood of our Lord Jesus sus CHRIST's holy institution, in CHRIST, which was shed for thee, remembrance of his death and pas. preserve thy body and soul into sion, may be partakers of his most everlasting life: Drink this in reblessed Body and Blood. And we membrance that CHRIST's blood was earnestly desire thy fatherly good. shed for thee, and be thankful ness, mercifully to accept this our ! the consecrated bread and wine be spent be sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving ;

fore all have oommunicated, the Bishop is to

consecrate more, according to the form before most humbly beseeching thee to prescribed; beginning at All glory, be to grant, that by the merits and death thee, Almighty God and ending with these

words-partakers of his most blessed Body of thy Son JESUS CHRIST, and through faith in his blood, we, and "When all have communicated, the Bishop sha! all thy whole Church, may obtain

return to the Lord's Table, and reverently

place upon it what remaineth of the consecratremission of our sins, and all other ed elements, covering the same with a fair linen benefits of his passion. And here we

cloth. offer and present unto thee, O LORD, " Then shall the Bishop say the Lord's Praya,

the People repeating after him every petition. ourselves, our souls, and bodies, to be a reasonable, holy, and living sacrifice Hallowed be thy Name; Thy king.

QUR Fatlier, who art in heaven, unto thee; humbly beseeching thee, dom come; Thy will be done on that we, and all others who shall be earth, as it is in heaven; Give us partakers of this Holy Communion, this day our daily bread; And formay worthily receive the most precious Body and Blood of thy Son give us our trespasses, as we forgive JESUS CHRIST, be filled with thy lead us not into temptation ; But de.

those who trespass against us; And grace and heavenly benediction, and made one body with him, that he liver us from evil:

For thine is the may dwell in them, and they in Kingdom, and the Power, and the him.

Amen.
And although we are unwor.

Glory, for ever and ever, thy, through our manifold sins, to 1 After which shall be said as followeth : offer unto thee any sacrifice; yet we ALMIGHTY and everliving beseech thee to accept this our hound. God, we most heartily thank thee, en duty and service, not weighing our for that thou dost vouchsafe to feed us, merits, but pardoning our offences; who have duly received these holy through JESUS CHRIST our Lord; mysteries, with the spiritual food of by whom, and with whom, in the uni. the most precious Body and Blood of ty of the HOLY GHOST, all honor and thy Son our Saviour JESUS CHRIST; glory be unto thee, O FATHER AL. and dost assure us thereby of thy MIGHTY, world without end. Amen. I favor and goodness toward us; and

and Blood.

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that we are very members incorporate Lamb of God, Son of the Father,
in the mystical body of thy Son, who takest away the sins of the
which is the blessed company of all world, have mercy upon us : Thou
faithful people ; and are also heirs who takest away the sins of the
through hope of thy everlasting king. world, have mercy upon us : Thou
dom, by the merits of the most pre- who takest away the sins of the
cious death and passion of thy dear world, receive our prayer: Thou
Son. And we most humbly beseech who sittest at the right hand of GOD
thee, O heavenly Father, so to assist the FATHER, have mercy upon us.
us with thy grace, that we may con- For thou only art holy; thou only
tinue in that holy fellowship, and do art the LORD; thou only, o CHRIST,
all such good works as thou hast pre with the Holy Ghost, art most
pared for us to walk in, through JE- high in the glory of God the FA-
sus Christ our Lord; to whom, THER. Amen.
with thee and the Holy Ghost, be 1 Then the Bishop shall let them depart with this
all honor and glory, world without

blessing
end. Amen.

THE peace of God, which passeth T Then shall be said or sung, all standing, Gloria all understanding, keep your hearts

in Excelsis, or some proper Hymn from the and minds in the knowledge and Selection.

love of God, and of his Son Jesus GLORY be to God on high, and CHRIST our Lord: And the blessing in earth peace, good will toward of GoD ALMIGHTY, the FATHER, men. We praise thee, we bless thee, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be we worship thee, we glorify thee, amongst you, and remain with you we give thanks to thee for thy great always. Amen. glory, O LORD God, heavenly King,s If any of the consecrated bread and wine reGod the Father Almighty.

main after the Commanion, it shall not be car O LORD, the only begotten Son

ried out of the Church; but the Bishop and

other communicants shall, immediately after JESUS CHRIST: 0 LORD GOD, the blessing, reverently eat and drink the same.

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

THE FORM

OF

CONSECRATION OF A CHURCH OR CHAPEL.

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ACCORDING TO THE ORDER OF THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS BSTABLISHED BY THE BISHOPS, THE CLERGY,
AND LAITY OF SAID CHURCH, IN GENERAL CONVENTION, IN THE MONTH OP
SEPTEMBER, A. D. 1799.

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1 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 aisle of the Church or Chapel, to the Communion table, repeating the
Pub Psalm alternately, the Bishop one verne, and the Clergy another.
Psalm xxiv.

of the LORD, or who shall rise up in
THE earth is the LORD's and all his holy place ?
that therein is : the compass of the 4 Even he that hath clean hands
world, and they that dwell therein. and a pure heart; and that hath not lift

2 For he hath founded it upon the up his mind unto vanity, nor sworn seas, and prepared it upon the floods. to deceive his neighbor. 3 Who shall asvend into the hill 5 He shall receive the blessing

art

say,

from the LORD, and righteousness of temples made with hands; and from the God of his salvation. who yet hast been graciously plcas

6 This is the generation of them ed to promise thy especial presence, that seek him ; even of them that seek wherever two or three of thy faithful thy face, O Jacob.

servants shall assemble in thy name 7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; to offer up their praises and suppliand be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors: cations unto thee; vouchsafe, o and the King of glory shall come in. LORD, to be present with us, who are

8 Who is the King of glory? It is here gathered together, with all huthe LORD strong and mighty, even mility and readiness of heart, to conthe LORD mighty in battle. secrate this place to the honor of thy

9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates ; great naine ; separating it henceforth and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors : from all unhallowed, ordinary and and the King of glory shall come in. common uses, and dedicating it to

10 Who is the King of glory ? Even thy service, for reading, thy holy the LORD of hosts, he is the King of word, for celebrating thy holy sacra. glory.

ments, for offering to thy glorious 1 The Bishop shall go within the rails, with such majesty the sacrifices of prayer and

The Bishop, sitting in his shair, shall have the banksgiving, for blessing thy people instrunienis of donation and endowment, if in thy name, and for the performance ing up, and turning to the congregatiou, shall LORD, this service at our hands, and there be any presented to him, and then standof all other holy offices : accept, O

DEARLY beloved in the LORD ; bless it with such success as may forasmuch as devout and holy men, tend most to thy glory, and the fur. as well under the Law as under the therance of our happiness hoth temGospel, moved either by the express poral and spiritual, through JESUS command of God, or by the secret CHRIST our blessed Lord and Say inspiration of the blessed ŚPIRIT, and iour. Amen. acting agreeably to their own reason After this the Bishop shall stand up, and turnand sense of the natural decency of

ing his face toward the congregation, shall say, things, have erected houses for the REGARD, O LORD, the supplicapublic worship of God, and separated tions of thy servants, and grant that them from all unhállowed, worldly, whosoever shall be dedicated to thee and coinmon uses, in order to fill in this house by baptism, may be men's minds with greater reverence sanctified by the Holy Ghost, defor his glorious majesty, and affect livered from thy wrath and eternal their hearts with more devotion and death, and received as a living memhnupility in his service; which pious ber of CHRIST's Church, and may works have been approved of and ever remain in the number of thy graciously accepted by our heavenly faithful children. Amen. Father : Let us not doubt but that he Grant, O LORD, that they who at will also favorably approve our godly this place shall in their own persons pyrpose of setting apart this place in renew the promises and vows which soleinn manner, for the performance they made, or which were made for of the several offices of religious wor. them by their sureties at their Bapship, and let us faithfully and de- tism, and thereupon shall be confirm. voutly beg his blessing on this oured by the bishop, may receive such a undertaking.

measure of thy holy Spirit, that ** Then the Bishop, kneeking, shall say the follow they may be enabled faithfully to ful. ing Prayer.

fil the same, and grow in grace unto O ETERNAL God, mighty in their lives' end. Amen. power and of majesty incomprehen. Grant, O LORD, that whosoever sible, whom the heaven of heavens shall receive in this place the blessed cannot contain, much less the walls i sacrament of the body and blood De

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