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Upon Easter-day, and seven days after. 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, fc,
Blessed Jesus, who, by thy glorious resurrection from the dead, hast proved thyself to be the Son of God, hast triumphed over the power of darkness, and conquered death and the grave ; keep me stedfast in the faith of thy holy name. Grant, O Lord, that, by the power of thy grace, I may rise from the death of sin unto the life of righteousness ; may daily proceed in all virtue and godli. ness of living; and, departing this life in thy faith and fear, may finally have my perfect consummation and bliss, both in body and soul, in thy eternal and everlasting kingdom, Amen.
Upon Ascension-day, and seven days after. THROUGH thy most dearly beloved Son Jesus 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, fc.
O blessed Jesus ! who, after thy conquest over death and hell, didst ascend in triumph to heaven, that Thou mightest prepare for us mansions of eternal glory; grant that the desires and affections of my soul may ascend after Thee, and be supremely engaged with the contem
plation of the glories of thy power and love. For “whom have I in heaven but Thee ? and there is none on earth that I desire beside Thee." Amen.
Upon Whit-sunday, and six days after. Through Jesus Christ our Lord; according to whose most true promise, the Holy Ghost came down as at this time from heaven with a sudden great sound, as it had been a mighty wind, in the likeness of fiery tongues, lighting upon the Apostles, to teach them, and to lead them to all truth h; giving them both the gift of divers languages, and also boldness with fervent zeal constantly to preach the Gospel unto all nations; whereby we have been brought out of darkness and error into the clear light and true knowledge of thee, and of thy son Jesus Christ.
Therefore with Angels, foc. O blessed Jesus, who hast sent thy Holy Ghost to sanctify and comfort us, may my thoughts and desires, my ways and actions, evermore be directed by his Divine guidance. Let Him be unto me a spirit of sanctification, to purify my corrupt nature; a spirit of counsel in all my difficulties; of direction in all my doubts, fears, and scruples ; of courage in all my dangers ; of constancy and consolation to me under all my persecutions and sufferings, especially in time of sickness, and at the hour of death ; that, being governed and guided by his Divine influence and direction, I may pass through all the changes and chances of this mortal life, and finally attain thy heavenly kingdom, there to reign with Thee, blessed Jesus, world without end. Amen.
Upon the Feast of Trinity only. Who art one God, one Lord; not one only Person, but three Persons in one Substance. For that which we believe of the glory of the Father, the same we believe of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, without any difference or inequality. Therefore with Angels, &c.
Glory be to Thee, O God the Father, for creating me after thine own image, and for recovering me from a state of guilt and misery. Glory be to Thee, O God the Son, for undertaking the wonderful work of man’s redemption, by assuming our miserable nature ; for the merits of thy suffering life ; and for the redeeming efficacy of thy death. Glory be to Thee, O God the Holy Ghost, for thy miraculous gifts bestowed upon the Apostles ; and for thy preventing, restraining, enlightening, consoling, and sanctifying grace. Blessing and honour, thanksgiving and praise, be unto Thee, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost; for ever and
1 After each of which Prefaces shall immediately be sung or
said, THEREFORE with Angels and Archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious Name; evermore praising thee, and saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts, heaven and earth are full of thy glory: Glory be to thee, O Lord most High. Amen. 9 Then shall the Priest, kneeling down at the Lord's Table, say
in the name of all them that shall receive the communion this Prayer following. In this most affecting and solemn form of humiliation, the communicants acknowledge, through the minister, their great unworthiness, and the unmerited mercy of God, in admitting them to his holy table. In this act of humiliation, every
communicant should secretly join with lively fervour and
devotion, kneeling. We do not presume to come to this thy Table, O merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteousness, but in thy manifold and great mercies. 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. The prayer of consecration now follows; and while the Priest is
engaged in the solemn act of consecrating the bread and wine, the communicant should fix his devout affections on his Saviour, whose blood is an all-sufficient propitiation for the sins of the world. When the bread is broken, call to mind the grief and agony of him who was wounded for our transgressions, and bruised for our iniquities. When the cup of wine is blessed, think of him who, under the weight of our sins, sweat great drops of blood, and on the cross made his soul an offering for sin. And let the surrender which you make of yourself to the service of God, your Creator, Redeemer, and Sanctifier, be sincere, ardent, and universal. When the Priest, 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. ALMighty God, our heavenly Father, who of thy
tender mercy didst give thine only Son Jesus Christ to suffer death upon the cross for our redemption ; who made there (by his one oblation of himself once offered) a full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, oblation, and satisfaction, for the sins of the whole world ; and did institute, and in his holy Gospel command us to continue, a perpetual memory of that his precious death, until his coming again; Hear us, o merciful Father, we most humbly beseech thee; and grant that we receiving these thy creatures of bread and wine, according to thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ's holy institution, in remembrance of his death and passion, may be partakers of his most blessed Body and Blood : who in the same night that he was betrayed, * took
* Here the Priest Bread; and, when he had given into his hands :
is to take the Paten thanks, the brake it and gave + And here to it to his disciples, saying, Take, break the Bread: eat, I this is my Body which is I And here to lay
his hand upon all the given for you: Do this in remem
Bread. brance of me.
Likewise after supper he $ took the Cup; and, take the Cup into his
he when he had given thanks, he hand : gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of this; for this || is my Blood || And here to lay of the New Testament, which is his hand upon every
vessel (be it Chalice shed for
and for many for or Flagon) in which the remission of sins: Do this, as there is any wine to
be consecrated. oft as ye shall drink it, in remembrance of me. Amen.