Priest.  The Lord be with you.

Answer And with thy spirit.

Priest.  Lift up your hearts.

Answer.  We lift them up unto the Lord.

Priest.  Let us give thanks unto our Lord God.

Answer.  It is meet and right so to do.

Then shall the Priest turn to the Lord’s Table, and say,

It is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to thee, O Lord, Holy Father, Almighty, Everlasting God.

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 holy company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious name, evermore praising thee, and saying,

Then shall the Priest join his hands before his breast and bowing shall say,

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Hosts, heaven and earth are full of thy glory: Glory be to thee, O Lord most High. (Amen.)  [Blessed + is he that cometh in the Name of the Lord.  Hosanna in the highest.]

Then shall the Priest separate his hands, raise them and lift his eyes up, and immediately shall join them again until he has kissed the Altar, and shall say,   

ALL Glory and Thanksgiving be to thee, Almighty God our heavenly Father, for that thou of thy tender mercy didst give thine only Son Jesus (here he shall kiss the Altar) Christ take our nature upon him, to suffer death upon the Cross for our redemption; who (by his one oblation of himself once offered) made 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 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:

Then shall the Priest touch the Paten and all vessels holding hosts, and shall take the large Host in his hands and continue,

Who, in the same night in which he was betrayed, took Bread; and, when he had given + thanks, he brake it, and gave it to his disciples, saying,


Then shall the Priest genuflect, rise and elevate the large Host so that the people may see it, then place the Host upon the altar again and, after covering any vessels containing hosts, shall genuflect again.  Next he shall uncover the chalice and any other vessels holding wine, and shall take the chalice in his left hand and elevate it slightly above the corporal.  Then he shall continue, saying,

Likewise after supper he took the Cup; and, when he had given + thanks, he gave it to them, saying,


Then shall the Priest genuflect, rise, elevate the Chalice, replace the Chalice upon the corporal, cover it and any other vessels holding the Precious Blood, and again shall genuflect and rise.  Then he shall continue, saying,

WHEREFORE, O Lord and heavenly Father, according to the institution of thy dearly beloved Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ, we thy humble servants, having in remembrance his blessed passion and precious death, his mighty resurrection and glorious ascension, do render unto thee most hearty thanks for the innumerable benefits procured unto us by the same; and, looking for his coming again with power and great glory, we offer here unto thy divine majesty this holy Bread of eternal life and this Cup of everlasting salvation; and we humbly beseech (Here shall the Priest join his hands with his thumbs crossed and palms down over the oblations, and shall continue) thee to pour thy Holy Spirit upon us and upon these thy gifts, that all we who are partakers of this holy Communion may worthily receive (Here shall the Priest join his hands in the usual manner again) the most precious Bo+dy and Blo+od of thy Son, and be (Here he shall sign himself) ful+filled with thy grace and heavenly benediction.

AND we entirely desire thy fatherly goodness mercifully to accept this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving; most humbly beseeching thee to grant, that by the merits and death of thy Son Jesus Christ, and through faith in his blood, we and all thy whole Church may obtain remission of our sins, and all other benefits of his passion.

 (Here the Priest shall bow with his hands joined and resting on the Altar)

AND here we offer and present unto thee, O Lord, ourselves, our souls and bodies, to be a reasonable, holy, and living sacrifice unto thee.   (Here he shall rise again, and as he begins the following words shall gently strike his breast.)

AND although we be unworthy, through our manifold sins, to offer unto thee any sacrifice, yet we beseech thee to accept this our bounden duty and service; not weighing our merits, but pardoning our offences, (Here he makes the sign of the cross over the Host and Chalice together) through Je+sus Chr+ist our Lo+rd; (Here he uncovers the chalice, genuflects, and taking the large Host signs over the chalice as follows) by + whom, and with + whom, in the unity of the Holy + Ghost, all hon+our and glo+ry be unto thee, (Then he shall take the Chalice in his left hand and the Host in his right, and shall say the following three words as he slightly elevates them above the corporal) O Father Almighty, (Then shall replace the Host and Chalice on the corporal, cover the Chalice, genuflect, rise, and continue,) world without end.

And here let all the people say,  Amen.

Priest.  As our Saviour Christ hath commanded and taught us, we are bold to say:.

Then shall the Priest and People say together,

OUR Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.  Thy Kingdom come.  Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread.  And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever.  Amen.

Then shall silence be kept for a space, after which shall follow this prayer, said by the Priest, kneeling, in the name of all them that shall receive the Communion,

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. We be 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 in these holy Mysteries, that we may continually dwell in him, and he in us, that our sinful bodies may be made clean by his body, and our souls washed through his most precious blood.  Amen.

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