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The Communion

God of God, Light of Light, Very God of very God, Begotten not made, Being of one substance with the Father, By whom all things were made: Who for vs men, and for our Salvation came downe from heaven, And was incarnate by the holy Ghost of the Virgine Mary, And was made man, And was crucified also for vs vnder Pontius Pilate. He sufered and was buried, And the third day he rose againe according to the Scriptures, And ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of the Father. And he shall come againe with glory to iudge both the quicke and the dead: Whose kingdom shall have no end.

And I believe in the holy Ghost, The Lord and giver of life, who proceedeth from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified, who spake by the prophets. And I believe one Catholick and Apostolick Church. J acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of Sins, And I looke for the Resurrection of the dead, And the life of the world to come.


Then the Curate shall declare unto the People what holy-Dayes, or fasting-dayes are in the weed following to be observed. And then alsoe (if occasion be) shall notice be given of the Communion : and the Bannes of Matrimony published, and Briefs, Citations and excommuninations read. And nothing shall be proclaimed or published in the Church during the time of divine Service, but by the Minister : nor by him any thing but what is prescribed in the Rules of this Book, or enioyned by the King, or by the Ordinary of the place.

¶Then shall follow the Sermon or one of the Homilies already set forth, or hereafter to be set forth by Authoritie.

¶Then shall the Priest return to the Lords Table, and begin the Offertory saying on or more of these