A Companion for the Festivals and Fasts of the Protestan [I.E. Protestant] Episcopal Church; Principally Selected and Altered from Nelson's Companion for the Festivals and Fasts of the Church of England; With Forms of Devotion
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...that they may be to every worthy receiver, in power and efficacy, the body and blood of Christ. And in conclusion, the faithful, as a just return to God for the inestimable blessings of redemption, devote themselves, their souls and bodies, to his service; humbly imploring his mercy and grace. This prayer of consecration, formed on the model of the prayer of consecration in the primitive Church, is venerable for its antiquity; it presents the most just and implressive views of the efficacy and importance of the holy ucharist, and it is calculated to awaken the most solemn and tender affections of the soulfll= Q. What follows after the consecration? A. After the mercy and goodness of God are celebrated in a hymn, the minister proceeds to administer the consecrated elements to the communicants, who devoutly kneel at the chancel. The Church of Rome administers the bread alone to the laity; but such a partial sacrament, unauthorized by Scripture, was unknown for a thousand years after Christ. z Levit. xxiii. The prayer of consecration, in the communion office of the Protestant Episcopal Church in America, more nearly resembles the primitive model, than the prayer of consecration used by the Church of England. Q. What is the conclusion of the service? A. When the communicants have received these solemn pledges of the mercy of God, they are considered as restored to his favour, and then address him in the Lord's Prayer, as their reconciled Father. The prayer which follows, is a solemn and devout acknowledgment of the goodness of God in this holy sacrament, and a humble supplication of his grace, to preserve his people in their fellowship with him, through Jesus Christ. After which, the faithful proceed to praise God, in the exulting and...
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