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that thai maie be redy to helpe the priest, and after to the other. And when he dooth deliuer the Sacrament of the body of Christe, he shall say to euery one these wordes following.

The bodye of oure Lorde Jesus Christ, whiche was geuen for the, preserue thy body vnto euerlastyng life.

And the priest delyuering the Sacrament of the bloud, and geuyng euery one to drynke once and no more, shall saye.

The bloude of oure Lorde Jesus Christ, which was shed for the, preserue thy soule vnto euerlastyng life.

If there be a deacon or other priest, then shall he followe with the chalyce, and as the priest ministreth the breade, so shall he for more expedicion minister the wine, in forme before wrytten.

Then shal the priest, turnyng him to ye people, let the people depart with this blessynge.

The peace of God whiche passeth all vnderstandyng, kepe your hartes and myndes in the knowlege and loue of God, and of his sonne Jesus Christe, our Lorde.

To the whiche the people shall answere Amen.

Note, that the breade that shalbe consecrated shalbe suche as heretofore hath bene accustomed. And euery of the sayd consecrated breades, shalbe broken in twoo peces at the least, or more, by the discretion of the ministre, and so distributed. And men must not thynke lesse to be receiued in part then in the whole, but in eche of theim the whole body of our sauiour Jesu Chryst.

Note, that yf it dothe so chaunce, that the wyne halowed and consecrate dooth not suffice or bee ynough for theim that dooe take the Communion, the prieste after the firste cuppe or chalice be emptied, may go

again to the aulter, and reuerentlie and deuoutlie prepare and consecrate an other, and so the thirde, or more lykewyse, begynnyng at these woordes, Simili modo, postquam cenatum est, and endyng at these woordes, qui pro uobis et pro multis effundetur in remissionem peccatorum, and wythout any leuacion or lyftyng up.

The Svpper of the Lorde,



(According to the first Common Prayer Book of Edward VI, 1549.)


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 immediatly after. And if any of those be an open and notorious euill liuer, 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, & aduertise hym, in any wise not to presume to the lordes table, until 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 dooen wrong vnto, or at the least bee in full purpose so to doo, as sone as he conueniently


The same ordre shall the Curate vse, with those betwixt whom he perceiueth malice and hatred to reigne, not suffering them to bee partakers of the Lordes table, vntill he knowe them to bee reconciled. And yf one of the parties so at variaunce be 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 vnitie, 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 shall put vpon
hym the vesture appoincted for that ministra-
cion, 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 shall haue vpon theim lykewise,
the vestures appointed for their ministery, that is
to saye, Albes, with tunacles. Then shall the
Clerkes syng
in Englishe for the office, or Introite
(as they call it), a Psalme appointed for that daie.

The Priest standing humbly afore the middes of the Altar, shall saie the Lordes praier, with this Collect.


LMIGHTIE GOD, vnto whom all hartes bee open, and all desyres knowen, and from whom no secretes are hid: clense the thoughtes of our heartes, 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.

iij. Lorde haue mercie vpon us. iij. Christ haue mercie vpon vs. iij. Lorde haue mercie vpon vs.

Then the Prieste standyng at Goddes borde shall


Glory 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 thankes to thee for thy greate glory, O Lorde GOD, heauenly kyng, God the father almightie.

O Lorde the onely begotten sonne Jesu Christe, O Lorde God, Lambe of GOD, sonne of the father, that takest awaye the synnes of the worlde, haue mercie vpon vs: 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 vpon vs: For thou onely art holy, thou onely art the Lorde. Thou onely (O 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 vs praie.

Then shall folowe the Collect of the daie, with one of these two Collectes folowyng, for the Kyng.

LMIGHTIE God, whose kingdom is euerlast

ing, and power infinite, haue mercie vpon the whole congregacion, and so rule the heart of thy chosen seruaunt Edward the sixt, our kyng and gouernour: that he (knowyng whose minister he is) maie aboue


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