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HE Euchariftick Sacrifice being the most efficacious Means for Pardòn and Grace,

ought to be perform'd with proportionable Care and Solemnity. And since the Nero Testament has given no form for this Principal Part of the Christian Worship, the safeft way is to be govern'd by the Practice of the Ancient Church : Those early Times were best Judges of Apostolical Precedent' and Tradition, moft exemplary in their lives, and most remarkably blesséd with the Effufionts of the Holy Spirit.

By this Direction, as to Substance and
Order, the following communion-office is
drawn,
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Thus at the placing the Elements on the Altar, there is a Prayer for Acceptance, abridg'd out of S. Basil's Liturgy.

The most signal Inftances of the Divine Providence and Bounty are likewise briefly recounted, as introductive to the Words of Institution. This Recital is Paraphrasti. cally taken from S. James's Liturgy.

After the Words of Institution, the Prayer of Oblation and Invocation is subjoin'd from the Apoftolical Constitutions : These Prayers are address’d for compleating the Sacrifice, and giving it the highest degree of Consecration, 1: The Prayer for the whole State of Christ's Church is much the fame with that in the First Reformd English Liturgy. But the Order is changed; by putting it after the Prayer for Consecration : For when the Sacrifice, commemorative of that upon the Cross, is finifhd, and God the Fa

ther

ments in the Communion-Office was not done

ther propitiated by this Memorial; 'tis then the most proper Time to declare the Ends of the Oblation, and recommend the Church to the Divine Protection.

The Introits or Psalms, which begin the Office, stand as they did in our First Re form'd Liturgy, 99 The Priest's pronouncing the Ten Commandments, with the Peoples Answer to each, are omitted for the Reasons follow. ing:

First, The putting the Ten Command

by our First English Reformers, and is altogether Modern and Unprecedented.

Secondly,Our Duty to God and our Neighbour, comprized in the Ten Command ments, is comprehensively explaind in the Church-Catechism: The People therefore need only apply to this Instruction; thus they will have a fuller Notion for Practice,

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tiari can be gain byu bare Repetition of the Decalogue beu o 20:11 ai. 9811 970197901. bac. VIDÍ I + Thirdly, The keeping the Sabbath-Day boly is Part of the Mofaick Institution, points upon Saturday and is peculiar to the Fetish Difpensation : Since therefore the Fourth Commandment looks somewhat foreign to the Christian Religion, fince it could not well have been fingly omitted, 'tis thought fic to wave

wave repeat ing the rest : And, instead of this parti: cular Rehearsal, to give the Sum and Subftanice of the whole in our Blefted Saviour's Words, together with the Peo: pleš Antwer at the end of the Tenth: 116

The rest of the Office is the same with the English Liturgies, excepting that the Rübricks for more Dire&tion and Solemnity, are fomewhat aiter on 1TM ByeN nogamla to piano

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