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The heavenly gist of Wed most High: ALMIGHTY Ciod and heavenly
That truth and godliness we may 11 That done, the Bishop shall pray Pursue with full desire.
in this wise, and say, Thou art the very Comforter
Let us pray. In grief and all distress;
Father, who of No longue can it express; and goodness towards us, hast given The fountain and the living spring to us thy only and most dearly beloved Of joy celestial;
Son Jesus Christ, to be our RedeemThe fine so bright, the love so sweel, er, and the Author of everlasting life; The Unction spiritual.
who after he had made perfect our 'Thou in thy gifts art manifold, redemption by his death, and was as .
By them Christ's church doth stand: cended into heaven, sent abroad into In faithful hearts thou writ'st thy the world his Apostles, Prophets,
The finger of God's hand. [law, Evangelists, Doctors, and Pastors; According to thy promise, Lord, by whose labour and ministry he ga
Thou givest speech with grace ; thered together a great Flock in all That through thy help, God's prais- parts of the world, to set forth the
Resound in every place. [es may eternal praise of thy holy name: For O Holy Ghost, into our minds these so great benefits of eterna
Send down thy heavenly light; goodness, and for that thou hast Kindle our hearts with fervent zeal, vouchsafed to call these thy servants
To serve God day and night : here present to the same Office and Our weakness strengthen and confirm, Ministry appointed for the salvation
For, Lord, thou know'st us trail ; of mankind, we render unto thee most Tha neither devil, world, nor flesh hearty thanks, we praise and worship
Against us may prevail. thee ; and we humbly beseech thee by Put back our enemies far from us, the same thy blessed Son, to grant un
And help us to obtain [man, to all, which either here or elsewhere Peace in our hearts with God and call upon thy holy name, that we may The best, the truest gain;
continue to show ourselves thankful Ao: grant that thou being, O Lord, unto thee for these and all thy other
Our leader and our guide, benefits; and that we may daily in We may escape the snares of sin, crease and go forwards in the know.
And never from thee slide. ledge and faith of thee and thy Son, Sach measures of thy powerful grace by the Holy Spirit: So that as well Grant, Lord, to us, we pray;
by these thy Ministers, as by them That thou may'st be our Comforter, over whom they shall be appointed thy At the last dreadful day.
Ministers, thy holy name may be for or strife and of dissension
ever glorified, and thy blessed king. Dissolve, O Lord, the bands, dom enlarged, through the same thy And knit the knots of peace and love Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who li
Throughout all Christian lands. veth and reigneth with thee in the Grant us the grace that we may know unity of the same Holy Spirit, world The Father of all might,
without end. Amen. That we of his beloved Son, ! When this prayer is done, the Bi.
May gain the blissful sight; shop with the Priests present, And that we may with perfect faith shall lay their hands severally upEver acknowledge thee,
on the head of erery one that re The Spirit of Father, and of Son, ceiveth the order of Priesthood;
One God in Persons Three. the Receivers humbly kneeling, To God the Father laud and praise, and the Bishop saying,
And to his blessed Son,
office and work of a Priest in the Co-equal three in One.
Church of God, now committed unto And pray we, that our only Lord thee by the imposition of our hands :
Wonid please his Spirit to send whose sins thou dost forgive, they are On all thee shall profess his name, forgiven : and whose sins thou dosi From hence to the world's end.
retain, they are retained: And be Amen. I thou a faithful Dispenser of the word
of God, and of his holy Sacraments : The Communion being done, afin the name of the Father, and of the ter the last Collect, and immedi. Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. ately before the Benediction, shal: Or this:
be said this Collect: TAKE thou authority to execute Most merciful Father, we be
the Church seech of God now committed to thee by the servants thy heavenly blessing ; tbat imposition of our hands : and be thou they may be clothed with righteousa faithful Dispenser of the word of Iness, and that thy word spoken by God, and of his holy Sacraments : In their mouths may have such success, the name of the Father, and of the that it may never be spoken in vain. Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. Grant also, that we may have grace fi T'har the Bishop shall deliver to to hear and receive what they shall
every one of them, kneeling, the Bi- deliver out of thy most holy word, or ble into his hand, saying, agreeably to the same, as the means TAKE thou authority to preach the of our salvation ; that in all our words
word of God, and to minister the and deeds we may seek thy glory, and holy Sacraments in the Congregation the increase of thy kingdom, through where thou shalt be lawfully appoint- Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. od thereunto.
When this is done, the Bishop THE, peace of God, which passeth shall go on in the Service of the hearts and minds in the knowledge Communion, which all they who and love of God, and of his Son Jereceive Orders shall take together, sus Christ our Lord: And the blesand remain in the same place sing of God Almighty, the Father, where hands were laid upon them, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be until such time as they have re- amongst you, and remain with you ceived the Communion.
always. Amen. And if, on the same day, the Order of Deacons be given to some, and the Order of Priesthood
to others ; the Deacuns shall be first presented, and then the Priests; and it shall suffice that the Litany be once said for both. The Collects shall both be used; first, that for Deccons, then
that for Priests. The Epistle shall be Ephesians iv. 7 to 13, as before in this office. Immediately after which, ihey that are to be made Deocons shall be examined, and ordained, as is above prescribed. Then, one of them having read the Gospel, which shall be either out of Saint Matthew ix. 36, as before in this office; or else Saint Luke xii. 35 10 88, as before in the form for the Ordering of Deacons, they that are to be mode Priesls shall likewise be examined and ordained, as in this office before appointed.
The Form of Ordaining or Consecrating a Bishop # When all things are duly prepared in the Church, and set in order
after Morning Prayer is en led, the Presiding Bishop, or some oll -
crown of everlasting glory, through LMIGHTY God, who by thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. y Apostles many excellent gifts, and The Epistle. 1 Tim. ii. 1. didsi
charge them to feed thy flock; THIS is a true saying, If a man de give grace, we beseech thee, to all Bi. sire che office of a Bishop he desi. shops, the Pastors of thy Church, that reth a good work. A Bishop then they may diligently preard thy word, must be blameless, the husband of and duly administer the goly disci-one wife, vigilant, sober, of good be. p!ine thereof; and grand to the peo- haviour, given to hospitality, apt to ple, that they may obediently follow teach, not given to wine, no striker ile saine ; that all may receive the not greedy of filthy lucre, but patient
not a brawler, not covetous; one that speaking perverse things, to draw ruleth well his own house, having his a way disciples after them. Therefore children in subjection with all gravi-Wareh, and remember, that by the ty; for if a man know not how to space of three years, I ceased not to rule his own house, how shall he take warn every one, night and day, with care of the Church of God? not a no- tears. And now, brethren, I comvice, lest being liited up with pride, he mend you to God, and to the word of fall into the condemnation of the de- his grace, which is able to build you vil. Moreover, he must have a good up, and to give you an inheritance report of them which are without; lest among all them which are sanctified. he fall into reproach, and the snare of I have coveted no man's silver, or the devil. 11 Or this: For the Epistle.
gold, or apparel : yea, ye yourselves
know, that these hands have minisActs xx. 17.
tered unto my necessities, and to them FROM Miletus,
Paul sent to Ephes that were with me. I have showed sus, and called the Elders of the you all things, how that so labouring Church. And when they were come ye ought to support the weak; and to to him, he said unto them, Ye know remember the words of the Lord Jefrom the first day that I came into sus, how he said, It is more blessed Asia, after what manner I have been to give than to receive. with you at all seasous, serving the 1 Then another Bishop shall read Lord with all humility of mind, and The Gospel. St. John xxi. 15.
son of Jonas of the Jews : And how I kept back than these? He saith unto him, Yea, nothing that was profitable unto you, Lord ; thou knowest that I love thee. but have showed you, and have He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. caught you publicly, and from house He saith to hun again the second to house, testifying both to the Jews, time, Simon son of Jonas, Icvest thou and a so to the Greeks, repentance to me? He saith unto him, Yes, Lord; ward God, and faith toward our Lord thou knowest that I love thee. He Jesus Christ. And now, behold, I go saith unto him, Feed my sheep. He bound in the Spirit unto Jerusalem, saith unto him the third time, Simon not knowing the things that shall be son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter fal me there ; save that the Holy was grieved because he said unto him Ghust witnesseth in every city, say- the third tirpe, Lovest thou me? And ing, That bonds and afflictions abide he said unto him, Lor:1, thou kuw:31 me. But none of these things move all things : thou knowest that I love me, neither count I my life dear unto thee. Jesus saith unio him, Feed wy myself, so that I might finish my sheep:
IT this: St. Jolin xx. 19, which I have received of the Lord Je: THE same day at evening, being
the first day of the week, when of God. And now, behold, I know the doors were shut where the disci that ye all, among whom, I have gone ples were asseinbled for fear of the preaching the kingdom of God, shall Jews, came Jesus and stood in the see my face no inore. Wherefore 1 midst, and saith unto them, Peace Le take you to record this day, that I am unto you. And when he had so saie!, pure from the blood of all men : For he showed unto them his hands and I have not shunned to declare unto his side. Then were the disciples you all the counsel of God. Take glad, when they saw the Lord. Then heed, therefore, unto yourselves, and saith Jesus to them again, Peace te to all the flock, over the which the Ho- unto you: As my Father hath sent ly Ghost hath made you overseers, to me, ever so send I you. And when feed the Church of God, which he he had said this, he breathed on them, hath purchased with his own blood. and saith unto them, Receive ye the For I know this, that after my depart- Holy Ghost : Whosesoever sins ye reing shall grievous woives enter in mit, they are remitted urto them; among yo:e, not sparing the flock. Al- and whosesoever sins ye retain, they 80 of your owu selves bell men arise are retained.
Or this : St. Matt. xxviii. 18, save only, that after this place, JESUS came and spake unto them, That it may please thee to illumi
saying, All power is given unto nate all Bishops, &c. the proper me in heaven and in earth. Go ye Suffrage shall be, therefore and teach all nations, bapti-THAT it may please thee to blese zing them in the name of the father, this our brother elected, and to and of the Son, and of the Holy send thy grace upon him, that he may Ghost: teaching them to observe all duly execute the office whereunto he things whalsoever I have commanded is called, to the edifying of thy you : and lo, I am with you alway, Church, and to the honour, praise, even unto the end of the world. and glory of thy name; $ After the Gospel and the Sermon Answer. We beseech thee to hear
are ended, the elected Bish)p, res. us, good Lord, ted with his Rocher, shall be pre- Then shall he said this Prayer sented by two Bishops of this
following. Church unto the presiding Bish- ALMIGHTY God, giver of all op, or to the Bishop appointed, good things, who by thy Holy sitting in his Chair near the holy Spirit hast appointed divers orders of Table, the Bishops who present Ministers in thy Church ; mercifully him saying,
behold this thy servant now called to
, a ; present unto you this godly and and so replenish him with the truth well-learned man to be ordained and of thy doctrine, and adorn him with cousecrated Bishop.
innocency of life, that both by word | Then shall the Presiding Bishop and deed he may faithfully serve thee
demand testimonials of the Per- in this office, to the glory of thy name, son presented for Consecration, and the edifying and well-governing of
and shall cause them to be read.'thy Church, through the merits of our I He shall then require of him the Saviour Jesus Christ, who liveth and
following Promise of Conformi. reigneth with thee and the Holy ty to the Doctrine, Discipline, Ghost, world without end. Amen. and Worship of the Protestani | Then the Presiding Bishop, silEpiscopal Church.
ling in his Chair, shall say to him IN the name of God, Amen. I n. that is to be consecrated,
chosen Bishop of the Protestant BROTHEh, forasmuch as the holy Episcopal Church in N. do promise Scripture and the ancient canons conformity and obedience to the doc- command that we should not he hasty trine, discipline, and worship of the in laying on hands, and admitting any Protestant Episcopal Church in the person to government in the Church United States of America: So help of Christ, which he hath purchased me God, through Jesus Christ. with no less price than the effusion of
Then the Presiding Bishop shall his own blood; before we admit you move the Congregation present to to this administration, we will exapray, saying thus to them: mine you in certain articles, to the BRETHREN, it is written in the end, that the congregation present
Gospel of St. Luke, That our may have a trial, and bear witness, Saviour Christ continued the whole how you are minded to behave your night in prayer, before be chose and self in the Church of God. sent forth his twelve Aposties. It is ARE you persuaded, that you are written also, That the holy Apostles truly called to this ministration, prayed, before they ordained Matthi. according to the will of our Lord Jesus as to be of the number of the twelve. Christ, and the order of this Church? Let us, therefore, following the exam Answer. I am so persuaded. ple of our Saviour Christ, and his The Presiding Bishop. Apostles, offer up our
prayers to al; ARE you persuaded that the holy mighty God, before we admit and Scriptures contain all doctrine sead forth this person presented unto required as necessary for eternal salus, to the work whereunto we trust vation through faith in Jesus Christ? he Holy Ghost hath called him. And are you determined, out of the
And ihen shall be said the Litany, same holy Scriptures, to instruct the
people committed to your charge, and/ 1 Then the Presiding Bishop, stand io teach or maintain nothing, as ne
ing up, shall say, wbich you shall be persuaded, may cessary to eternal salvation, but that ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly
Father, who hath given you a be concluded and proved by the same? good will to do all these things, grant
Answer. I am so pers aded and also unto you strength and power to determined, by God's grace.
perform the same; that he accomThe Presiding Bishop. plishing in you the good work which WILL you then
faithfully exercise he hath begun, you may be found yourself in the holy Scriptures, perfect and irreprehensible at the lat. and call upon God by prayer for the ter day, through Jesus Christ our true understanding of the same; so Lord. Amen. that you may be able by them to leach 1 Then shall the Bishop elect put and exhort with wholesome doctrine,
on the rest of the Episcopal Ha and to withstand and convince the
bit ; and, kneeling down, Veni, gainsayers?
Creator Spiritus, shall be sung or Ans. I will so do, by the help of God. The Presiding Bishop.
said over him, the presiding Bish
op beginning, and the Bisilops, eady, with all faithful
with others that are present, andiligence, to banish and drive away from the Church all erroneous
swering by Verses, as followeth: and strange doctrine contrary to COME Holy Ghost, our souls inGud's word; and both privately and
spire, openly to call upon and encourage Thou the anointing Spirit art, (part:
And lighten with celestial fire: others to the same?
Answer. I am ready, the Lord Who dost thy seven-fold gifts im being my helper.
Thy blessed Unction from above, The Presiding Bishop.
Is comfort, life, and fire of love. WILL you deny all ungodliness Enable with perpetual light
and worldly lusts, and live so- The dulness of our blinded sight berly, righteously, and godly in this Anoint and cheer our soiled face present world ; that you may show With the abundance of thy grace : yourself in all things an example of Keepfar our foes, give peace at home; good works unto others, that the ad. Where thou art Guide, no ill can versary may be ashamed, having no. thing to say against you?
Teach us to know the Father, Son, Answer. I will so do, the Lord be- And Thee, of both to be but One : ing my helper.
That through the ages all along,
This may be our endless song;
ward, as much as shall lie in Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. you, quietness, love, and peace among
f Or this: all men; and diligently exercise such COME Holy Ghost, eternal God, discipline, as by the authority of God's Proceeding from above, word, and by the order of this Church, Both from the Father and the Son, je committed to you?
The God of peace and love ; Ans. I will so do, by the help of God. Visit our minds, into our hearts The Presiding Bishop.
Thy heavenly grace inspire ; WILL you be faithful in ordaining, That truth and godliness ve may ,
Pursue with full desire. others?
Thou art the very Comforter Answer. I will so be, by the help In grief and all distress ; (High ; of God.
The heavenly gift of God most The Presiding Bishop. No tongue can it erpress ; WILL you show yourself gentle, The fountain and the living spring
sud be merciful for Christ's sake Of joy celestial; 1. poor and needy people, and to all The fire so brighi, the love so sweet, ctrangers destitute of help?
The Unction spirituul. Answer. I will so show myself, Thou in thy gists art manifold, (sland, y God's help.
By them Christ's Church dui