So many as intende to bee partakers of the holy Communion shall sygnifie their names to the Curate, ouer night: or els in the morning, afore the beginning of Matins, or immediately after.
And if any of those be an open and notorious euill liver, so that the congregacion by hym is offended, or haue doen any wrong to his neighbours by worde or dede: The Curate shall call hym, and aduertise hym, in any wise not to presume to the lordes table, untill he haue openly declared hymselfe to haue truly repented, and amended his former naughtie life: that the congregacion maie thereby be satisfied, whiche afore were offended; and that he haue recompensed the parties, whom he hath doen wrong unto, or at least bee in full purpose so to doo, as sone as he conueniently maie.
The same ordre shall the Curate use, with those betwixt whom he perceiueth malice, and hatred to reigne, not suffering them to bee partakers of the Lordes table, untill he knowe them to bee reconciled. And yf one of the parties so at variaunce, bee content to forgeue from the botome of his harte all that the other hath trespaced against hym, and to make amendes for that he hymself hath offended: and the other partie will not bee perswaded to a godly unitie, but remaigne still in his frowardnes and malice: The Minister in that case, ought to admit the penitent persone to the holy Communion, and not hym that is obstinate.
Upon the daie and at the tyme appoincted for the ministracion of the holy Communion, the Priest that shal execute the holy ministery, shal put upon hym the vesture appoincted for that ministracion, that is to saye: a white Albe plain, with a vestement or Cope. And where there be many Priestes, or Decons, there so many shalbe ready to helpe the Priest, in the ministracion, as shalbee requisite: And shal haue upon them lykewise the vestures appoincted for their ministery, that is to saye, Albes with tunacles. Then shal the Clerkes syng in Englishe for the office, or Introite, (as they call it,) a Psalme appoincted for that daie.
The Priest standing humbly afore the middes of the Altar, shal saie the Lordes praier, with this Collect.
LMIGHTIE God, unto whom all hartes bee open, all desyres knowen, and from whom no secretes are hid; clense the thoughtes of our hartes by the inspiracion of thy holy spirite, that we may perfectly loue thee, and worthely magnifie thy holy name: through Christ our Lorde. Amen.
Then shall he saie a Psalme appointed for the introite: whiche Psalme ended the Priest shall saye, or els the Clerkes shal syng,
iii. Lorde haue mercie upon us.
iii. Christe haue mercie upon us.
iii. Lorde haue mercie upon us.
Then the Prieste standyng at goddes borde shal begin,
LORY be to God on high.
The Clerkes. And in yearth peace, good will towardes men.
We praise thee, we blesse thee, we worship thee, we glorifie thee, wee geue tankes to thee for thy greate glory, 0 Lorde GOD, heauenly kyng, God the father almightie.
0 Lorde the onely begotten sonne Jesu Christe, 0 Lorde GOD, Lambe of GOD, sonne of the father, that takest awaye the synnes of the worlde, haue mercie upon us. Thou that takest awaye the synnes of the worlde, receiue our praier.
Thou that sittest at the right hande of God the father, haue mercie upon us: For thou only art holy, thou onely art the Lorde. Thou onely (0 Christ) with the holy Ghoste, art moste high in the glory of God the father. Amen.
Then the priest shall turne him to the people and saye,
The Lorde be with you.
The Aunswere. And with thy spirite.
The Priest. Let us praie.
Then shall folowe the Collect of the daie, with one of these two Collectes folowynge, for the kyng.
LMIGHTIE God, whose kingdom is euerlasting, and power infinite, haue mercie upon the whole congregacion, and so rule the heart of thy chosen seruant Edward the sixt, our kyng and gouernour: that he (knowyng whose minister he is) maie aboue all thinges seke thy honour and glory, and that we his subiectes (duely consydering whose auctoritie he hath) maye faithfully serue, honour, and humbly obeye him, in thee, and for thee, according to thy blessed word and ordinaunce: Through Jesus Christe oure Lorde, who with thee, and the holy ghoste liueth and reigneth, euer one God, worlde without ende. Amen.
LMIGHTIE and euerlasting GOD, wee bee taught by thy holy worde, that the heartes of Kynges are in thy rule and gouernaunce, and that thou doest dispose, and turne them as it semeth best to thy godly wisedom: We humbly beseche thee so to dispose and gouerne the hart of Edward the sixt, thy seruaunt, our Kyng and gouernour, that in all his thoughtes, wordes, and workes, he maye euer seke thy honour and glory, and study to preserue thy people, committed to his charge, in wealth, peace, and Godlynes: Graunt this, 0 mercifull father, for thy dere sonnes sake, Jesus Christ our Lorde. Amen.
The Collectes ended, the priest, or he that is appointed, shall reade the Epistle in a place assigned for the purpose, saying. The Epistle of sainct Paule, written in the ----- Chapiter of ----- to the -----
The Minister then shall reade thepistle. Immediatly after the Epistle ended, the priest, or one appointed to reade the Gospel, shal saie,The holy Gospell, written in the ----- Chapiter of -----
The Clearkes and people shall aunswere, Glory be to thee, O Lorde.
The priest or deacon then shall reade the Gospel: After the Gospell ended, the Priest shall begin,
BELIEUE in one God.
After the Crede ended, shall folowe the Sermon or Homely, or some portio of one of the Homelyes, as thei shalbe herafter deuided: wherein if the people bee not exhorted to the worthy receiuyng of the holy Sacrament of the bodye and bloude of our sauior Christ: then shal the Curate geue this exhortacio, to those yt be minded to receiue ye same.
ERELY beloued in the Lord, ye that mynde to come to the holy Communio of the bodye and bloude of our sauior Christe, must considre what S. Paule writeth to the Corinthias, how he exhorteth all persones diligently to trie and examine theselues, before they presume to eate of that breade, and drinke of that cup: for as the benefite is great, if with a truly penitent heart, and liuely faith, we receiue that holy Sacramet; (for then we spiritually eate the fleshe of Christ, and drinke his bloude, then we dwell in Christ and Christ in us; wee bee made one with Christ, and Christ with us;) so is the daunger great, yf we receyue the same unworthely; for then wee become gyltie of the body and bloud of Christ our sauior, we eate and drinke our owne damnacion, not considering the Lordes bodye. We kyndle Gods wrathe ouer us, we prouoke hym to plague us with diuerse dyseases, and sondery kyndes of death. Therefore if any here be a blasphemer, aduouterer, or bee in malyce, or enuie, or any other greuous cryme (excepte he bee truly sory therefore, and earnestly mynded to leaue the same vices, and do trust himselfe to be reconciled to almightie God, and in Charitie with all the worlde), lette hym bewayle his synnes, and not come to that holy table; lest after the taking of that most blessed breade, the deuyll enter into hym, as he dyd into Judas, to fyll hym full of all iniquitie, and bringe him to destruccion, bothe of body and soule.
Judge therfore yourselfes (brethren) that ye bee not iudged of the Lorde. Let your mynde be without desire to synne, repent you truely for your synnes past; haue an earnest and lyuely faith in Christ our sauior, be in perfect charitie with all men, so shall ye be mete partakers of those holy mysteries. And aboue all thynges: ye must geue moste humble and hartie thankes to God, the father, the sonne, and the holy ghost, for the redempcion of the worlde, by the death and passion of our sauior Christ, both God and man, who did humble himselfe euen to the death upon the crosse, for us miserable synners, whiche laie in darknes and the shadowe of death, that he myghte make us the children of God: and exalt us to euerlasting life. And to thende that wee should alwaye remembre the excedyng loue of our master, and onely sauior Jesu Christe, thus diyng for us, and the innumerable benefites (whiche by his precious bloud-shedyng) he hath obteigned to us, he hath lefte in those holy mysteries, as a pledge of his loue, and a continuall remebraunce of the same his owne blessed body, and precious bloud, for us to fede upon spiritually, to our endles comfort and consolacion. To hym therefore, with the father and the holy ghost, let us geue (as we are most bounden) continual thankes, submittyng ourselfes wholy to hys holy will and pleasure, and studying to serue hym in true holines and righteousnes, al the daies of our life. Amen.
In Cathedral churches or other places, where there is dailie Communion, it shall be sufficient to read this exhortacion aboue written, once in a moneth. And in parish churches, upon the weke daies it may be left unsayed.
And if upon the Sunday or holydaye the people be negligent to come to the Communion: Then shall the Priest earnestly exhorte his parishioners, to dispose themselfes to the receiuing of the holy comunion more diligetly, saiyng these or like wordes unto the.
ERE frendes, and you especially upon whose soules I haue cure and charge, on ----- next, I do intende by Gods grace, to offre to all suche as shallbe godlye disposed, the moste comfortable Sacrament of the body and bloud of Christ, to be taken of them in the remembraunce of his moste fruitfull and glorious Passyon: by the whiche passion we haue obteigned remission of our synnes, and be made partakers of the kyngdome of heauen, whereof wee bee assured and ascerteigned, yf wee come to the sayde Sacrament, with heartie repentaunce for our offences, stedfast faithe in Goddes mercye, and earnest mynde to obeye Goddes will, and to offende no more. Wherefore our duetie is, to come to these holy misteries, with moste heartie thankes to bee geuen to almightie GOD, for his infinite mercie and benefites geuen and bestowed upon us his unworthye servauntes, for whom he hath not onely geuen his body to death, and shed his bloude, but also doothe vouchsaue in a Sacrament and Mistery, to geue us his sayed body and bloud to feed upon spiritually. The whyche Sacrament beyng so Diuine and holy a thyng, and so comfortable to them whiche receyue it worthilye, and so daungerous to them that wyll presume to take the same unworthely: My duetie is to exhorte you in the meane season, to consider the greatnes of the thing, and to serche and examine your owne consciences, and that not lyghtlye nor after the maner of dissimulers with GOD: But as they whiche shoulde come to a moste Godly and heauenly Banket, not to come but in the marriage garment required of God in scripture, that you may (so muche as lieth in you) be founde worthie to come to suche a table. The waies and meanes thereto is,
First, that you be truly repentaut of your former euill life, and that you confesse with an unfained hearte to almightie God, youre synnes and unkyndnes towardes his Maiestie committed, either by will, worde or dede, infirmitie or ignoraunce: and that with inwarde sorowe and teares you bewaile your offences, and require of Almightie God mercie and pardon, promising to him (from the botome of your hartes) thamendment of your former lyfe. And emonges all others, I am commaunded of God, especially to moue and exhorte you to reconcile yourselfes to your neighbors, whom you haue offended, or who hath offended you, putting out of your heartes al hatred and malice against them, and to be in loue and charitie with all the worlde, and to forgeue other, as you would that god should forgeue you. And yf any ma haue doen wrog to any other, let him make satisfaccion, and due restitucion of all landes and goodes, wronfully taken awaye or withholden, before he come to Goddes borde, or at least be in ful minde and purpose so to do, as sone as he is able, or els let him not come to this holy table, thinking to deceyue God, who seeth all menes hartes. For neither the absolucion of the priest, can any thing auayle them, nor the receiuing of this holy sacrament doth any thing but increase their damnacion. And yf there bee any of you, whose conscience is troubled and greued in any thing, lackying comforte or counsaill, let him come to me, or to some other dyscrete and learned priest, taught in the law of God, and confesse and open his synne and griefe secretly, that he may receiue suche ghostly counsaill, aduyse, and comfort, that his conscience may be releued, and that of us (as of the ministers of GOD and of the churche) he may receiue comfort and absolucion, to the satisfaccion of his mynde, and auoyding of all scruple and doubtfulness: requiryng suche as shalbe satisfied with a generall confession, not to be offended with them that doe use, to their further satisfying, the auriculer and secret confession to the Priest: nor those also whiche thinke nedefull or conuenient, for the quietnes of their awne cosciences, particularly to open their sinnes to the Priest: to bee offended with them that are satisfied, with their humble confession to GOD, and the generall confession to the churche. But in all thinges to folowe and kepe the rule of charitie, and euery man to be satisfied with his owne conscience, not iudgyng other mennes myndes or consciences; where as he hath no warrant of Goddes word to the same.
Then shall folowe for the Offertory, one or mo, of these Sentences of holy scripture, to bee sung whiles the people doo offer, or els one of theim to bee saied by the minister, immediatly afore the offeryng.
ET your light so shine before men, that they maye see your good woorkes, and glorify your Father whiche is in heauen. Math. v.
Laie not up for yourselfes treasure upon the yearth; where the rust and mothe doth corrupt, and where theues break through and steale: But laie up for yourselfes treasures in heauen; where neyther ruste nor mothe doth corrupt, and where theues do not breake through nor steale. Math. vi.
Whatsoeuer ye would that menne should do unto you, euen so do unto them; for this is the Lawe and the Prophetes. Math. vii.
Not euery one that saieth unto me, Lorde, Lorde, shall entre into the kyngdom of heauen; but he that doth the will of my father whiche is in heauen. Math. vii
Zache stode furthe, and saied unto the Lorde: Beholde, Lord, the halfe of my goodes I geue to the poore, and if I haue doen any wrong to any man, I restore fourefold. Luc xix.
Who goeth a warfare at any tyme of his owne cost? Who planteth a vineyarde, and eateth not of the fruite thereof? Or who fedeth a flocke, and eateth not of the milke of the flocke? 1 Cor. ix.
If we haue sowen unto you spirituall thinges, is it a great matter yf we shall reape your worldly thynges? 1 Cor. ix.
Dooe ye not knowe, that they whiche minister aboute holy thinges, lyue of the Sacrifice? They whiche waite of the alter are partakers with the alter? euen so hath the lorde also ordained, that they whiche preache the Gospell, should lyue of the Gospell. 1 Cor. ix.
He whiche soweth little, shall reape litle, and he that soweth plenteously, shall reape plenteously. Let euery manne do accordyng as he is disposed in his hearte, not grudgyngly, or of necessitie; for God loueth a cherefull geuer. 2 Cor. ix.
Let him that is taught in the woorde, minister unto hym that teacheth, in all good thinges. Be not deceiued, GOD is not mocked. For whatsoeuer a man soweth, that shall he reape. Gala. vi.
While we haue tyme, let us do good unto all men, and specially unto them, whiche are of the household of faith. Gala. vi.
Godlynes is greate riches, if a man be contented with that he hath: for we brought nothing into the worlde, neither maie we cary anything out. 1 Timo. vi.
Charge them whiche are riche in this worlde, that they bee ready to geue, and glad to distribute, laying up in stoare for themselfes a good foundacion, against the tyme to come, that they maie attain eternall lyfe. 1 Timo. vi.
GOD is not unrighteous, that he will forget youre woorkes and labor, that procedeth of loue, whiche loue ye haue shewed for his names sake, whiche haue ministered unto the sainctes, and yet do minister. Hebre. vi.
To do good, and to distribute, forget not, for with suche Sacrifices God is pleased. Hebre. xiii.
Whoso hath this worldes good, and seeth his brother haue nede, and shutteth up his compassion from hym, how dwelleth the loue of God in hym? I John iii.
Geue almose of thy goodes, and turne neuer thy face from any poore man, and then the face of the lorde shall not be turned awaye from thee. Toby iv.
Bee mercifull after thy power: if thou hast muche, geue plenteously, if thou hast litle, do thy diligence gladly to geue of that litle: for so gathereste thou thyselfe a good reward in the daie of necessitie. Toby iv.
He that hath pitie upon the poore, lendeth unto the Lorde; and loke what he laieth out, it shalbe paied hym again. Prov. xix.
Blessed be the man that prouideth for the sicke and nedy, the lorde shall deliuer hym, in the tyme of trouble. Psalm xli.
Where there be Clerkes, thei shall syng one, or many of the sentences aboue written, accordyng to the length and shortenesse of the tyme, that the people be offeryng
In the meane tyme, whyles the Clerkes do syng the Offertory, so many as are disposed, shall offer unto the poor mennes box euery one accordynge to his abilitie and charitable mynde. And at the offeryng daies appoynted, euery manne and woman shall paie to the Curate, the due and accustomed offerynges.
Then so manye as shalbe partakers of the holy Communion, shall tary still in the quire, or in some conuenient place nigh the quire, the men on the one side, and the women on the other side. All other (that mynde not to receiue the said holy Communion) shall departe out of the quire, except the ministers and Clerkes.
Then shall the minister take so muche Bread and Wine, as shall suffice for the persons appoynted to receiue the holy Communion, laiyng the breade upon the corporas, or els in the paten, or in some other comely thing, prepared for that purpose. And puttyng ye wyne into the Chalice, or els in some faire or conueniente cup, prepared for that use (if the Chalice will not serue), puttyng thereto a little pure and cleane water: And settyng both the breade and wyne upon the Alter: then the Priest shall saye.
Here shall folowe the proper preface accordyng to the tyme (if there bee any specially appoynted), or els immediatly shall folowe,
Therefore with Angelles, &c.
After whiche preface shall folowe immediately,
HERFORE with Angels and Archangels, and with all the companye of heauen, we laude and magnify thy glorious name, euermore praisyng thee, and saying,
Holy, holy, holy, Lorde God of Hostes: heauen and earth are full of thy glory: Osanna in the highest. Blessed is he that commeth in the name of the Lorde: Glory to thee, 0 Lorde in the highest.
This the Clerkes shall also syng.
When the Clerkes haue dooen syngyng, then shall the Priest, or Deacon, turne hym to the people, and saye,
Then the Priest, turnyng hym to the Altar, shall say or syng, plainly and distinctly, this praier followyng:
LMIGHTIE and euerliuyng GOD, whiche by thy holy Apostle haste taught us to make prayers, and supplicacions, and to geue thankes for al menne: We humbly beseche thee moste mercyfully to receiue these our praiers, which we offre unto thy diuine Maiestie, beseching thee to inspire cotinually the uniuersal churche with the spirite of trueth, unitie, and concorde: And graunt, that al they that do cofesse thy holy name, maye agree in the trueth of thy holye worde, and liue in unitie and godly loue. Speciallye we beseche thee to saue and defende thy seruaunt Edwarde our Kyng, that under hym we maye be Godly and quietly gouerned. And graunt unto his whole cousaile, and to all that he put in auctoritie under hym, that they maye truely and indifferently minister iustice, to the punishemente of wickednesse and vice, and to the maintenaunce of Goddes true religion and vertue. Geue grace (O heauenly father) to all Bishoppes, Pastors, and Curates, that thei maie bothe by their life and doctrine st furthe thy true and liuely worde, and rightely and duely administer thy holy Sacramentes: and ato al thy people geue thy heauenly grace, that with meke heart and due reuerence they may heare and receiue thy holy worde, truely seruying thee in holynes and righteousnes all the dayes of their life: And we most hubly beseche thee of thy goodnes (O Lorde) to coumfort and succour all them, whyche in thys transytory life be in trouble, sorowe, nede, syckenes, or any other aduersitie. And especailly we commend unto thy mercifull goodnes, this congregacion which is here assembled in thy name, to celebrate the commemoracion of the most glorious death of thy sonne: And here we do geue unto thee moste high praise, and heartie thankes, for the wonderfull grace and vertue, declared in all thy sainctes, from the begynning of the worlde: And chiefly in the glorious and moste blessed virgin Mary, mother of thy sonne Jesu Christe our Lorde and God, and in the holy Patriarches, Prophetes, Apostles and Martyrs, whose examples (o Lorde) and stedfastnes in thy fayth, and kepying thy holy commaundementes, graunt us to folowe. We commend unto thy mercye (O Lorde) all other thy seruauntes, which are departed hence from us, with the signe of faith, and nowe do reste in the slepe of peace: Graunt unto them, we beseche thee, thy mercy, and euerlasting peace, and that, at the day of the generall resurreccion, we and all they which bee of the misticall body of thy sonne, may altogether be set on his right hand, and heare taht his most ioyfull voyce: Come unto me, O ye that be blessed of my father, and possesse the kingdom, whiche is prepared for you from the begynning of the worlde: Graunt this, O father, for Jesus Christes sake, our onely mediatour and aduocate.
O God heauenly father, whiche of thy tender mercie diddest geue thine onely sonne Jesus Christ to suffre death upon the crosse for our redempcion, who made there (by his oblacion once offered) a full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifyce, oblacion, and satisfaccion, for the sinnes of the whole worlde, and did institute, and in his holy Gospell commaund us to continue, to celebrate a perpetuall memory of that his precious death, untyll his comming again: Heare us (o merciful father) we besech thee; and with thy holy spirite and worde, vouchsafe to bl+ess and sanc+tifie these thy gyftes, and creatures of bread and wyne, that they maie be unto us the bodye and bloude of thy moste derely beloued sonne Jesus Christe. Who in the same nyght that he was betrayed: (a) tooke breade, and when he had blessed, and geuen thankes, he brake it, and gaue it to his disciples, saiyng: Take, eate, this is my bodye which is geuen for you, do this in remembraunce of me.
Likewyse after supper he (b) toke the cuppe, and when he had geuen thankes, he gaue it to them, saiyng: drynk ye all of this, for this is my bloude of the new Testament, whyche is shed for you and for many, for the remission of synnes: do this as oft as ye shall drinke it, in remembraunce of me.
S our sauiour Christe hath commaunded and taught us, we are bolde to saye. Our father, whyche art in heauen, halowed be thy name. Thy Kyngdome come. Thy wyll be doen in yearth, as it is in heauen. Geue us this daye our dayly breade. And forgeue us our trespaces, as wee forgeue them that trespasse agaynst us. And leade us not into temptacion.
The Aunswere. But deliuer us from euill. Amen.
Then shall this generall Confession bee made, in the name of al those that are minded to receiue the holy Communion, eyther by one of them, or els by one of the ministers, or by the prieste himselfe, all kneling humbly upon their knees.
LMIGHTIE GOD father of oure Lord Jesus Christ, maker of all thynges, iudge of all men, we acknowledge and bewaile our manyfold synnes and wyckednes, which we from tyme to tyme, most greuously haue committed, by thought, word and dede, against thy diuine maiestie, prouokyng moste iustly thy wrath and indignacion against us, we do earnestly repent and be hartely sory for these our misdoinges, the remembraunce of them is greuous unto us, the burthen of them is intollerable: haue mercye upon us, haue mercie upon us, most mercyfull father, for thy sonne our Lorde Jesus Christes sake, forgeue us all that is past, and graunt that we may euer hereafter, serue and please thee in neunes of life, to the honour and glory of thy name; Through Jesus Christe our Lorde.
Then shall the Prieste stande up, and turnyng himselfe to the people, say thus,
LMIGHTIE GOD, our heauenly father, who of his great mercie hath promysed forgeuenesse of synnes to all them, whiche with hartye repentaunce and true fayth, turne unto him: haue mercy upon you, pardon and delyuer you from all youre sinnes, confirme and stregthen you in all goodnes, and bring you to euerlastyng lyfe: through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
E do not presume to come to this thy table (0 mercifull lord) trusting in our owne righteousnes, but in thy manifold and great mercies: we be not woorthie so much as to gather up the cromes under thy table: but thou art the same lorde whose propertie is alwayes to haue mercie: Graunt us therefore (gracious lorde) so to eat the fleshe of thy dere sonne Jesus Christ, and to drynke his bloud in these holy Misteries, that we may continuallye dwell in hym, and he in us, that our synfull bodies may bee made cleane by his body, and our soules washed through hys most precious bloud. Amen.
Then shall the Priest firste receiue the Communion in both kindes himselfe, and next deliuer it to other Ministers, if any be there presente, (that they may bee ready to helpe the chiefe Minister,) and after to the people.
And when he deliuereth the Sacramente of the body of Christe, he shall say to euery one these woordes.
HE body of our Lorde Jesus Christe whiche was geuen for thee, preserue thy bodye and soule unto euerlasting lyfe.
And the Minister deliuering the Sacramet of the bloud, and geuyng euery one to drinke once and no more, shall say,
HE bloud of our Lorde Jesus Christ whiche was shed for thee, preserue thy bodye and soule unto euerlastyng lyfe.
If there be a Deacon or other Priest, then shal he folowe with the Chalice: and as the Priest ministereth the Sacramet of the body, so shal he (for more expeditio) minister the Sacrament of the bloud, in fourme before written.
Beginning so soone as the Prieste doth receyue the holy Communion, and when the Communion is ended, then shall the Clerkes syng the post Communion.
Sentences of holy Scripture, to be sayd or song euery daye one, after the holy Communion, called the post Communion.
If any man will folowe me, let hym forsake himselfe, and take up his crosse and folowe me. Math. xvi.
Whosoeuer shall indure unto thende, he shalbe saued. Mark. xiii.
Praysed be the Lorde god of Israell, for he hath visited and redemed hys people: therefore let us serue hym all the dayes of our lyfe, in holines and righteousnes accepted before hym. Luc i.
Happie are those seruauntes, whom the Lorde (when he cummeth) shall fynde waking. Luc xii.
Be ye readye, for the sonne of manne will come at an hower when ye thinke not. Luc xii.
The seruaunte that knoweth hys masters will, and hath not prepared himselfe, neither hath doen according to his will, shalbe beaten with many stripes. Luc xii.
The howre cummeth, and now it is, when true woorshippers shall wurship the father in spirite and trueth. John iiii.
Beholde, thou art made whole, sinne no more, lest any wurse thing happen unto thee. John v.
If ye shall continue in my woorde, then are ye my very disciples, and ye shall knowe the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John viii.
While ye haue lighte, beleue on the lyght, that ye may be the children of light. John xii.
He that hath my commaundmetes, and keepeth them, the same is he that loueth me. John xiiii.
If any man loue me, he will kepe my woorde, and my father will loue hym, and wee will come unto hym, and dwell with hym. John xiiii.
If ye shall byde in me, and my woorde shall abyde in you, ye shall aske what ye will, and it shall bee doen to you. John xv.
Herein is my father gloryfyed, that ye beare much fruite, and become my disciples. John xv.
This is my commaundement, that you loue together as I haue loued you. John xv.
If God be on our syde, who can be agaynst us? which did not spare his own sonne, but gave him for us all. Roma. viii.
Who shall lay any thing to the charge of Goddes chosen? it is GOD that iustifyeth, who is he that can condemne? Roma. viii.
The nyght is passed and the day is at hande, let us therefore cast away the dedes of darkness, and put on the armor of light. Rom. xiii.
Christe Jesus is made of GOD, unto us wisdome, and righteousnes, and sanctifying, and redempcion, that (accordyng as it is written) he whiche reioiceth should reioice in the Lorde. I Corin. i.
Knowe ye not that ye are the temple of GOD, and that the spirite of GOD dwelleth in you? If any manne defile the temple of GOD, him shall God destroy. I Corin. iii.
Ye are derely bought, therefore glorifye God in your bodies, and in your spirites, for they belong to God. 1 Cor. vi.
Be you folowers of God as deare children, and walke in loue, euen as Christe loued us, and gaue himselfe for us an offeryng and a Sacrifyce of a sweete sauoure to God. Ephes. v.
Then the Priest shall geue thanks to God, in the name of all them that haue communicated, turning him first to the people, and saying.
The Lorde be with you.
The aunswere. And with thy spirite.
The priest. Let us pray.
LMIGHTYE and euerlyuyng GOD, we moste harely thanke thee, for that thou hast vouchsafed to feede us in these holy Misteries, with the spirituall foode of the moste precious body and bloud of thy sonne, our sauiour Jesus Christ, and haste assured us (duely receiuing the same) of thy fauour and goodnes toward us, and that we be very membres incoporate in thy Misticall bodye, whiche is the blessed companye of all faythfull people, and heyres through hope of thy euerlasting kingdome, by the merites of the most precious death and passion, of thy deare sonne. We therfore most humbly beseche thee, O heauenly father, so to assist us with thy grace, that we may continue in that holy feloship, and doe all suche good woorkes, as though hast prepared for us to walke in: through Jesus Christe our Lorde, to whome with thee and the holy gost, bee all honour and glory, worlde without ende.
Then the Priest turning hym to the people, shall let them depart with this blessing.
HE peace of GOD (which passeth all understanding) kepe your hartes and mindes in the knowledge and loue of GOD, and of his sonne Jesus Christ our Lorde: And the blessing of God Almighty, the father, the sonne, and the holy Ghost, be amongst you and remain with you alway.
Then the people shall aunswere.
Where there are no clerkes, there the Priest shall say al thinges appoynted here for them to sing.
When the holy Communion is celebrated on the workeday, or in priuate howses: Then may be omitted, the Gloria in excelsis, the Crede, the Homily, and the exhortacion, beginning. Dearly beloved, &c.
Collects to bee sayed after the Offertory, when there is no Communion, euery such daie one.
SSIST us mercifully, 0 Lord, in these our supplicacions and praiers, and dispose the way of thy seruauntes, toward the attainment of euerlasting saluacion, that emong all the chaunges and chaunces of thys mortall lyfe, they maye euer bee defended by thy moste gracious and readye helpe; throughe Christe our Lorde. Amen.
ALMIGHTIE Lorde and euerlyuyng GOD, vouchesafe, we beseche thee, to direct, sanctifye, and gouerne, both our heartes and bodies, in the wayes of thy lawes, and in the workes of thy comaundementes: that through thy most mightie proteccion, both here and euer, we may be preserued in body and soule: Through our Lorde and sauiour Jesus Christ. Amen.
RAUNT we beseche thee almightie god, that the wordes whiche we haue hearde this day with our outwarde eares, may throughe thy grace, bee so grafted inwardly in our heartes, that they may bring foorth in us the fruite of good liuing, to the honour and prayse of thy name: through Jesus Christe our Lorde. Amen.
REUENT us, 0 lorde, in all our doinges, with thy most gracious fauour, and further us with thy continuall helpe, that in al our woorkes begonne, continued, and ended in thee: we may glorifye thy holy name, and finally by thy mercy obteine euerlasting life: Through, &c.
LMIGHTIE God, the fountayn of all wisdome, which knowest our necessities beefore we aske, and our ignoraunce in asking: we beseche thee to haue compassion upon our infirmities, and those thynges, whiche for our unwoorthines we dare not, and for our blindnes we cannot aske, fouchsaue to geue us for the woorthines of thy sonne Jesu Christ our Lorde. Amen.
LMIGHTIE god, which hast promised to heare the peticions of them that aske in thy sonnes name, we beseche thee mercifully to inclyne thyne ears to us that haue made nowe our prayers and supplicacions unto thee, and graunt that those thynges whiche we haue faythfullye asked accordyng to thy will, may effectually bee obteyned to the reliefe of our necessitye, and to the settyng foorth of thy glorye: Through Jesus Christ our Lorde.
Upon wednesdaies and frydaies the English Letany shalbe said or song in all places, after suche forme as is appoynted by the kynges maiesties Iniunccions: Or as is or shal bee otherwyse appoynted by his highnes. And thoughe there be none to comunicate with the Prieste, yet these dayes (after the Letany ended) the Priest shall put upon him a playn Albe or surplesse, with a cope, and say al thinges at the Altar (appoynted to be sayed at the celebracyon of the lordes supper), untill after the offertory. And then shall adde one or two of the Collectes aforewritten, as occasion shall serue by his discrecion. And then turning him to the people shall let them depart with the accustomed blessing. And the same order shll be used all other dayes whensoeuer the people be customably assembled to pray in the churche, and none disposed to communicate with the Priest.
Lykeyse in Chapelles annexed, and all other places, there shalbe no celebracion of the Lordes supper, except there be some to communicate with the Priest. And in suche Chapelles annexed where ye people hath not bene accustomed to pay any holy bread, there they must either make some charitable prouision for the bering of the charges of the Communion, or elles (for receyuying of the same) resort to theyr Parish Churche.
For aduoyding of all matters and occasyon of dyscencyon, it is mete that the breade prepared for the Communion, bee made, through all thys realme, after one sort and fashion that is to say, unleauened, and rounde, as it was afore, but without all maner of printe, and somethyng more larger and thicker than it was, so that it may aptly deuided in diuers pieces: and euery one shall be deuided in two pieces, at the leaste, or more, by the discrecion of the minister, and so distributed. And menne muste not thynke lesse to be receyued in parte then in the whole, but in eache of them the whole body of our sauiour Jesu Christ.
And forsomuche as the Pastours and Curates within thys realme shal continually fynd at theyr costes and charges in theyr cures, sufficient Breade and Wyne for the holy Communion (as oft as theyre Parishoners shalbe disposed for theyr spiritual comfort to receyue the same) it is therefore ordred, that in recompence of suche costes and charges, the Parishioners of euerye Parishe shall offer euery Sonday, at the tyme of the Offertory, the iuste valour and price of the holy lofe (with all suche money, and other thinges as were wont to be offered with the same) to the use of theyr Pastours and Curates, and that in suche ordre and course, as they were woont to fynde and pay the sayd holy lofe.
Also, that the receiuing of the Sacrament of the blessed body and bloud of Christ, may be most agreable to the institucion therof, and to the usage of the primitiue Churche: In all Cathederall and Collegiate Churches, there shal alwaies some Communicate with the Prieste that ministreth. And that the same may bee also obserued euery where abrode in the countrey: Some one at the least of that house in euery Parishe to whome by course after the ordinaunce herin made, it apperteyneth to offer for the charges of the Communio, or some other whom they shall prouide to offer for them, shall receiue the holy Communion with the Priese: the whiche may be the better doen, for that they knowe before, when theyr course commeth, and maie therfore dispose theselues to the worthie receiuyng of the Sacrament. And with hym or them who doeth so offre the charges of the Communion; all other, who be then Godly disposed thereunto, shall lykewyse receiue the Communion. And by this meanes the Minister hauying alwaies some to communicate with him, may accordingly solempnise so high and holy misteries, with all the suffrages and due ordre appoynted for the same. And the Priest on the weke daie shall forbeare to celebrate the Communion, excepte he haue some that will communicate with hym.
Furthermore, euery man and woma to be bound to heare and be at the diuine seruice, in the Parishe churche where they be resident, and there with deuout prayer, or Godlye silence and meditacion, to occupie themselues. There to paie their dueties, to communicate once in the yeare at the least, and there to recyue, and take all other Sacramentes and rites, in this booke appoynted. And whosoeuer willyngly upon no iust cause, doeth absent themselues, or doeth ungodly in the Parishe churche occupie theselues: upon proffe thereof, by the Ecclesiasticall lawesof the Realme to bee excommunicate, or suffre other punishement, as shall to the ecclesiastical iudge (accordyng to his discrecion) seme conuenient.
And although it bee redde in aunciente writers, that the people many yeares past receiued at the priestes hades the Sacrament of the body of Christ in theyr owne handes, and no commaundemet of Christ to the contrary: Yet forasmuche as they many tymes conueyghed the saem secretelye awaye, kept it with them, and diuersly abused it to supersticion and wickednes: lest any suche thynge hereafer should be attempted, and that an uniformitie might be used, throughoute the whole Realme: it is thought conuenient the people commoly receiue the Sacramet of Christes body, in their mouthes, at the Priestes hande.