1789 Episcopal Book of Common Prayer
Liturgical Language: English
¶ When the Priest, standing before
the Holy Table, hath so ordered the Bread and Wine, that he may, with more
readiness and decency break the Bread before the People, and take the Cup into
his hands, he shall say the prayer of Consecration, as followeth.
|All glory be to thee,
Almighty God, our heavenly Father, for that thou, of thy tender mercy,
didst give thine only Son Jesus Christ to suffer death upon the Cross
for our redemption; who made there (by his one oblation of himself, once
offered) 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 his
precious death and sacrifice, until his coming again: For in the
night in which he was betrayed, (a) he took Bread; and when he
had given thanks, (b) he brake it, and gave it to his disciples
saying, Take, eat, (c) this is my Body, which is given for you;
Do this in remembrance of me. Likewise, after supper, (d)
he took the Cup; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them
saying, Drink ye all of this; for (e) this is my Blood of the New
Testament, which is shed for you and for many, for the remission of
sins; Do this, as oft as ye shall drink it, in remembrance of me.
(a) Here the priest is to
take the Paten in to his hands.
(b) And here to break the Bread.
(c) And here to lay his hand upon all the Bread.
(d) Here he is to take the Cup into his hands.
(e) And here he is to lay his hand upon every vessel in which there is
any wine to be consecrated.
Source: The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the
Sacraments and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of
the Protestant Episcopal Church of America (New York: Church Pension
Fund, 1945), page 80. Typography in the original, layout approximated.