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q Receiving the Blood of our Sariour, he
says, The blood of our Lord Jesus Christ preserve my soul to everlasting life. Amen.
If there be any among the People who wish to communicate, the Clerk suys this general Confession; viz. “ I confess to Almighty God," &c. and the Communicants approach to the Communion-Table, in the front of the Altar ; and there kneel, holding the Napkin with both hands, whilst the Priest, turning towards them, pronounces the Prayer of Absolution, saying :
May the Almighty God have mercy upon you, forgive you your sins, and bring you to life everlasting. Amen.-May the all-powerful and mer. ciful God, grant you pardon, absolution, and remission of all your sins. Amen. Then with the sacred Host in his Hand, he
says thrice, Behold the Lamb of God; behold him that taketh away the sins of the world; Lord I am not worthy that thou shouldst enter under my roof; say but the word and my soul shall be healed. g Then the priest distributes the consecrated Parti
cles, saying to each one, May the body of our Lord Jesus Christ preserve thy soul to everlasting life. Amen. Then the Priest returning to the Altar, and the People to their respective Places, he prays secretly as follows :
Grant, Lord, that what we have taken with our mouth, we may receive with a pure mind, that of a temporal gift, it may become to us an eternal remedy.
+ In the sacrifice of the Mass the Priest always communicates under both kinds, on other occasions he only receives under one kind; and nothing is hereby wanting to complete the Sacrament, since evety particle is the essential substance and sign of the mystery.
Taking the second Ablution, he says, May thy body, O Lord, which I have received, and thy blood which I have drank, cleave to my bowels: and grant that no stain of sin may remain in me, who have been fed with thy pure and holy sacrament, Who livest and reignest for ever and ever. Amen. As the two following Prayers are different every Day, the following may be said as a Thunksgiving after Communion.
Let it be now, O Lord, the effect of thy mercy, that we, who have been present at this holy mystery, may find the benefit of it in our souls. P. The Lord be with you. R. And with thy, spirit.
Let us priy
Then may be said, We give thee thanks, O Lord, for thy mercy in admitting us to have a part in offering this sam crifice to thy holy name ; accept it now 10 thy glory, and be ever mindful of our weakness, pardon all our defects, and grant our requests, Thro'. P, The Lord be with
you. R. And with thy spirit.
* Go, you are dismissed. for), Let us bless the Lord, R. Thanks bę to God,
In Masses for the dead.
Let the performance of my homage be pleas. ing to thee, O Holy Trinity: and grant, that the
* Formerly the Mass ended here; the subsequent Prayer, the Blessing of the Priest, and St. John's Gospel, have been since added to the Liturgy.
sacrince which I, though unworthy, have offered up in the sight of thy Majesty, may be acceptable to thee, and through thy mercy be a propitiation for me, and those for whom it has been offered. Thro'. Turning himself towards the People, he gires
them the Blessing, saying, May Almighty God, the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, bless you. Amen.
P. The Lord be with you.
P. The beginning of the Gospel according to St. John. R. Glory be to thee, O Lord.
In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God; and God was the word: it was in the beginning with GodAll things were made by him, and without him was made nothing that was made: in him was life, and the life was the light of men, and the light shines in darkness, and the darkness has not comprehended it. A man was sent from God, whose name was John. He came for a testimony, to give testimony of the light, that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but to give testimony of the light. It was the true light that enlightens every man coming into this world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, he gave them power to be made sons of God; those that believe in his name; who, not of blood, nor of the will of Aesh, nor of the will of man, but of God are born : AND THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH, and dwelt among us; and we saw his glory, (the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
q At the End of the Gospel is said, R. Thanks be to God.
After solemn Mass, the following Versicles and
Responses are sung for the King.
P. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. R. As it was in the beginning, &c.
The Prayer. We beseech thee, 0 Almighty God, that thy servant, George our King, who through thy mercy hath undertaken the government of these realms, may also receive an increase of all virtues, wherewith being adorned he may avoid every enormity of sin, vanquish his enemies*, and being rendered acceptable in thy sight, may, together with Charlotte our Queen, and the royal issue, come at length to thee, who art the way, the truth, and the life. Thro'.
ACT OF ADORATION AND THANKSGIVING In honour of the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar,
commonly called Benediction. When the Sacrament is removed from the Tabernacle or Pluce where it is kept upon the Altar, and exposed to the People, then, where there is a Quire, the following Anthem and Hymn are sung:
O salutaris Hostia.
+ Incense is here burnt, ia testimony that we render to Jesus Christ in the holy Sacrainent the bomage of a supreme adoration. The incensing of the altar, oblations, clergy, people, &c. in the particular ceremonies of the church, is to express that whatever is destined to the service of God should be purified from every defilement.
To God the Father, and the Son,
Giv'n from above, and born for man, From Virgin's womb his life began: He livid on earth, and preach'd to sow
The seeds of heav'nly truths below; Then seal'd his mission from above With strange effects of pow'r and love.
'Twas on the evening when the last
The Word made flesh for love of man,
To God the Father, born of none,