We deny to claim "any Superiority to ourself
to defyne, decyde, or determyn any Article or Poynt
of the Christian Fayth and Relligion,
or to chang any Ancient Ceremony of the Church
from the Forme before received and observed
by the Catholick and Apostolick Church."

Norman Simplicity

Norman Simplicity
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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

An Anglican Offertory Prayer

Bless, O Lord, we beseech thee, these thy gifts,
and sanctify them unto this holy use,
that by them we may be made partakers of the Body and Blood
of thine only-begotten Son Jesus Christ,
and fed unto everlasting life of soul and body:

And that thy servant Queen ELIZABETH
may be enabled to the discharge of her weighty office,
whereunto of thy great goodness thou hast called and appointed her.
Grant this, O Lord, for Jesus Christ's sake,
our only Mediator and Advocate. Amen.

Although last used in Queen Elizabeth's coronation, this prayer is almost two-hundred years old.

1 comment:

  1. Is this 'typically Anglican' to conflate the offering of bread and wine to become in some way the Body and Blood of Christ, along with a 'blessing' on the Queen? seems a bit dubious to me.
    James Morgan
    Olympia, WA