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The Eucharistic Manual,

The Eucharistic Manual:

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“In every place incense shall be offered unto My Name, and a pure

offering.”—Mal. i. 11,
“My Flesh is meat indeed, and My Blood is drink indeed.”-

S. John vi. 55.

LONDON:
JOSEPH MASTERS, ALDERSGATE STREET,

AND NEW BOND STREET.

1864.

138. q. gs.

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PREFACE.

HIS Manual is drawn up, first, for the use

of Communicants; and, secondly, for the use

of persons attending the celebration of the Holy Eucharist for worship, without at the time communicating.

The arguments for and against the practice of allowing Christians to be present at the Eucharistic Sacrifice, who do not, at the time, intend to communicate, cannot here be gone into. The compiler of this Manual is fully convinced that English Churchmen, as well as the members of every other portion of the Catholic Church throughout the world, have the undoubted right of remaining to worship their Lord—“shew forth His death," and plead His all-prevailing merits, whilst the Great Sacrifice of the Gospel Dispensation is being offered up, whether they communicate on every occasion or not. It is sometimes said, that to encourage such a practice is to lead people to substitute

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