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of the People there present, in a decent Basin provided for that purpose. And that no one may neglect to come to the Holy Communion, by reason of having but little to give the person who collects the Offerings shall cover the Basin with a fair white linen cloth, so that neither be himfelf nor any other may see or know what any particular Person offers. And when all have offered, he shall reverently" bring the said Basin with the Oblations therein, and deliver it to the Priest, who shall humbly present and place it upon the Altar. Then fhall the Priest take so much Bread and Wine, as Mall suffice for the Persons appointed to receive the Holy Communion ; laying the Bread in the Paten, or in some other decent thing prepared for that purpose ; and putting the Wine into the Chalice, or else into foine fair and convenient Cup prepared for that use, putting thereto in the view of the People a little pure and clean Water: And then setting both the Bread and the Cup upon the Altar, be shall turn to the People,
Let us pray.
Then the Priest Mall turn to the Altar, and standing humbly before it, be' Sall say the Colleet following.
Almighty God, who bast created us, and
placed us in this ministry by the power of thy holy Spirit ; may it please thee, O Lord, as we are ministers of the New Testament, and dispensers of thy holy mysteries, to receive us who are approaching thy Holy Altar, according to the
multitude of thy mercies, that we may be worthy to offer unto thee this reasonable and unbloody Sacrifice for our Sins and the Șins of the People. Receive it
, O God, as a sweet smelling favour, and fend down the grace of thy Holy Spirit upon us." And as thou didst accept this worship and service from thy Holy Apostles: fo of thy good. ness, O Lord, youchsafe to receive these Offerings from the hands of us sinners, that being made worthy to minister at thy Holy Altar without blame, we may have the reward of good and faithful servants at that great and terrible day of account and just retribution; through our Lord Jesus Christ thy Son, who, with Thee and the Holy Ghost, liveth and reigneth ever one God, world without end. Amen. Then shall the Priest turn him to the People,
and say, The Lord be with you.
Answer. And with thy Spirit.
IT is very meet, right, and our bounden dary,
that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto thee, [Holy Father)
1* These words O Lord, * Holy Father, Almighty mult be omitted on Everlasting God.
Trinity Sunday. Here shall follow the proper Preface according to the time, if there be any specially appointed: or
else immediately shall follow, THerefore with Angels and Archangels, and
with all the company of Heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious Name, evermore praising thee, and saying,
Here the People fball join with the Priest, and say, Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts: heaven
and earth are full of thy glory: Hosanna in the highest: Blessed is he that cometh in the Name of the Lord: Glory be to thee, O Lord most high. Amen.
Proper Prefaces. Upon Christmas-day, and seven days after. BEcause thou didst give Jesus Christ thine only
Şon to be born as at this time for us, who by the operation of the Holy Ghost was made Man of the substance of the Virgin Mary his Mother, and that without spot of lin, to make us clean from all sin. Therefore with Angels, &c.
S 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 fin of the world; who by his death hath destroyed death, and by his rising to life again hach restored to us everlasting life. Therefore with Angels, C.
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 light 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.
9 Upon Whitsunday, and fix days after. THrough Jesus Christ our Lord; according to
whole most true promise, the Holy Ghost came down as at this time from heaven with a fudden 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, giving them both the gift of di. vers languages, and also boldness with fervent zeal constantly to preach the Gospel unto all nations, whereby we have been brought our of darkness and error into the clear light and true knowledge of thec and of thy Son Jesus Christ. Therefore with Angels,&.
Upon the Feast of Trinity only.
person, but three persons in substance. For that which we believe of the glory of the Father,
the same we believe of the Son, and of the Holy
, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious Name, evermore praising thee, and saying,
Here the People Shall join with the Priest,
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts : heaven
and earth are full of thy glory : Hosanna in the highest : Blessed is he that cometh in the Name of the Lord : Glory be to thee, O Lord most high. Amen.
Immediately after, the Priest shall say,
, O Eternal King ; Holy is thine only begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ
, by whom thou hast made the worlds ; Holy is thine Ever-blessed Spirit, who searcheth all things, even the depths of thine infinite perfection. Holy art thou, almighty and merciful God; thou createdft Man in chine own image, broughtest him into Paradise, and didst place him in a state of dignity and pleasure : And when he had lost his happiness by trans. gressing thy command, thou of thy goodness didst not abandon and despise him.' Thy Providence was still continued, thy Law was given to revive the sense of his duty, thy Prophers