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Section 3

3. The Lord Jesus hath, in this ordinance, appointed His ministers to declare His word of institution to the people; to pray, and bless the elements of bread and wine, and thereby to set them apart from a common to an holy use; and to take and break the bread, to take the cup, and (they communicating also themselves) to give both to the communicants; (Matt. 26:26–28, Mark 14:22–24, Luke 22:19–20, 1 Cor. 11:23–26) but to none who are not then present in the congregation. (Acts 20:7, 1 Cor. 11:20)