|The Book of Common Prayer|
WHEREBY THE PEOPLE ARE PUT IN MIND OF THE LAW OF CHRIST
TOGETHER WITH PRAYERS
TO BE USED IN ADVENT AND LENT AND AT OTHER TIMES ACCORDING TO THE DISCRETION OF THE MINISTER
Minister. Thou shalt love the Lord thy
God with all thy heart, with all thy soul, with all thy strength, and
with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment.
Minister. And the second is like unto it,
namely this,. Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Minister. This his Law he leaveth us to
fulfil by help of his precepts, whereof take these for an example.
Minister. Whosoever doth not bear his own
cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.
Minister. If ye forgive not men their
trespasses neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Minister. Whatsoever ye would that men
should do unto you, even so do unto them; for this is the Law and the
Minister. Beware of covetousness, for a
man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he posseseth.
Minister. Furthermore, we put you in mind
that those outward offences and violences which are forbidden by the
Law are by our Saviour Christ more effectually forbidden, inasmuch as
by his Apostle he assigneth us that single reason why we should not
commit any of them, saying, Love worketh no ill to his neighbour; therefore
love is the fulfilling of the Law. For those things, which Moses spake
of the outward man, Christ speaketh of the inward, saying, A good tree
cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth
good fruit: and again: Out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders,
adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies. These
are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth
not a man. And that he might by example shew in what manner the Law
must needs be interpreted by them that would follow him, he said:
Minister. Ye have heard that it was said
to them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: but I say unto
you, that whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed
adultery with her already in his heart.
Minister. Ye have heard that it hath been
said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say
unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them
that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute
|This Exhortation appears in the Final Draft and 1928 Book only|
Minister. And this manner of interpreting the Law he leaveth
us to fulfil by help of these and other his precepts: whereof take this
for example, that where Moses saith, Cursed is he that maketh the blind
to go out of his way, Christ saith, Whoso shall offend one of these little
ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were
hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
Finally, before his death and passion, he declared unto his Apostles by a parable that account which he will take of men's works done in this life: wherein is to be marked that he upbraideth not the sinners for that evil which they did, but because they did not that good which they might have done. Which parable, as it standeth last in the Gospel, so it shall be the end of our exhortation.
When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: and before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: and he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: naked, and ye clothed me,: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto -me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hung red, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in ? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer, and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: for I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? Then shall he answer unto them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment;; but the righteous into life eternal.
Unto which life he vouchsafe to bring us all, for his infinite mercy. Amen.
Then shall be said or sung Psalm 130.
of the deep have I called unto thee, o Lord: Lord, hear my voice.
After which the Minister shall say,
Let us pray.
have mercy upon us.
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. Amen.
Minister. O Lord, save thy servants;
O GOD, whose nature and property is ever to have mercy and to forgive: Receive our humble petitions; and though we be tied and bound with the chain of our sins, yet let the pitifulness of thy great mercy loose us; for the honour of Jesus Christ, our Mediator and Advocate. Amen.
LORD of all power and might, who art the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of thy name, increase in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and of thy great mercy keep us in the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
O LORD, who hast taught us that all our doings without charity are nothing worth: Send thy Holy Ghost, and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of charity, the very bond of peace and of all virtues, without which whosoever liveth is counted dead before thee. Grant this for thine only Son Jesus Christ's sake. Amen.
The Lord be with you;
To God the Father, who loved us, and made us accepted in the Beloved:
Printed for the information of Members of the
Proposed Rules Concerning Reservation.
To the end that due reverence may be observed in all arrangements concerning the reservation of the Consecrated Bread and Wine for the Communion of the Sick, the Archbishops and Bishops have agreed, in the event of the Prayer Book Measure becoming law, to put forth the rules following, as to the manner of carrying into effect the Rubricks of the Alternative Order of the Communion of the Sick.
1. The consecrated Bread and Wine set apart under the Rubricks of the Alternative Order of the Communion of the Sick shall be reserved in an Aumbry set in the North Wall of the Sanctuary or of the Chapel; or, if need be, shall be reserved in some other place approved by the Bishop.
The Licence issued under the second Rubrick shall have effect only within the Church (or Churches) named in the Licence. The authority given by such Licence shall be exercised by the Priest to whom the Licence is given or by his deputy.
|This appears in my copy of the Final 1927 Draft. It does not appear to be part of the original book.|
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