This is a simple spoken communion service,
which uses the Book of Common Prayer (1662) and which fits extremely well
with the peace of early morning.
This service has been used for almost 350
years and shows the heritage of our church. Some people may have difficulty with the
language of the service, others will find it a beautiful link with the
past and with the wording of the King James Bible.
Here's an example of the Confession (these
are the original spellings):
believe in one God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, And of
all things visible and invisible.
in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, Begotten of his
Father before all worlds, 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 us men, and for our salvation came down from
heaven, And was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary, And was
made man, And was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate: He suffered
and was buried, And the third day he rose again according to the
Scriptures, And ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of the
Father: And he shall come again with glory to judge both the quick and the
dead; Whose kingdom shall have no end.
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. I acknowledge one Baptism for the
remission of sins. And I look for the Resurrection of the dead, And the
Life of the world to come. Amen."
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