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lasting life: Drink this in remem-thee, O heavenly Father, so to assist in hrance that Christ's blood was shed with thy grace, that we may continue for thee, and be thankful.
in that holy fellowship, and do al If the consecrated Bread and such good works as thou hast prepar Wine b: spent before all have com- ed for us to walk in, through Jesus municated, the Bishop is to conse- Christ our Lord; to whom, with the crate more, according to the Form and the Holy Ghost, be all honoui before prescribed ; beginning at- and glory, world without end. Amen. All glory be to thee, Almighty God I Then shall be said or sung, al -and ending with these words
standing, Gloria in Excelsis, or Partakers of his most blessed Body and Blood.
some proper Hymn from the Se
lection. When all have communicated, the Bishop shall return to the Lord's GLORY be to God on high, and it Table, and reverently place upon men. We praise thee, we bless thee
earth peace, good will toward. it what remaineth of the consecra- we worship thee, we glorify thee, we ted Elements, covering the same give thanks to thee for thy great glo
with a fair Linen Cloth. " Then shall the Bishop say the 11: Lord God, heavenly King, Goc
the Father Almighty. Lord's Prayer, the People repeal O Lord, the only begotten Son Je
ing after him every pelition. sus Christ; O Lord God, Lamb o. OUR Father, who are in Heaven, God, Son of the Father, who takes
Hallowed be thy Name; Thy away the sins of the world, have me Kinglom come;
Thy Will be done on cy upon us : Thou who takest awa Earth, as it is in Heaven; Give us the sins of the world, have merc; this day our daily bread ; And forgive upon us : Thou who takest away th 118 our trespasses, as we forgive those sins of the world, receive our prayer who trespass against us; And lead Thou who sittest at the right hand o 118 not into temptation ; But deliver God the Father, have mercy upon us us froin evil; F'or thine is the King
For thou only art holy; thou onl dom, and the Power, and the Glory, art the Lord ; thou only, o Christ for ever and ever. Amen.
with the Holy Ghost, art most Hig) 1 After which, shall be said as fold in the glory of God the Father. Amen
loweth: ALMIGHTY and everliving God, " Then the Bishop shall let then that thou dost vouchsafe to feed us, THE peace of God!, which passet! who have duly received these holy
all understanding, keep you. Mysteries, with the spiritual food of hearts and minds in the knowledge the most precious Body and Blood and love of God, and of his Son Jesu. of thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ; Christ our Lord: And the blessing o and dost assure us thereby of thy fa' God Almighty, the Father, the Son vour and goodness towards us ; and and the Holy Ghost, be amongst you that we are very members incorpo- and remain with you always. Amen Tate in the mystical body of thy Son, 1 If any of the consecrated Bread which is the blessed company of all and Wine remain after the Com faithful people ; and are also heirs munion, it shall not be carried oui through hope of thy everlasting king of the Church ; but the Bisho dom, by the merits of the most pre and other Communicants shall cious death and passion of thy dear immediately after the Blessing, re Son. And we most humbly beseech verently eat and drink the same Here endeth the Order for the Administration of the Iloly Cononunion.
OF A CHURCH OR CHAPEL. According to the order of the Protestant. Episcopal Church in the United
States of America, as established by the Bishops, the Clergy, and Laity of
said Church, in General Convention, in the month of September, A.D. 1799. 1 The Bishop is to be received at the entrance of the Church or Chapel
by the Churchwardens and Vestrymen, or some other Persons appointed for that purpose. The Bishop and the Clergy who are present,
shall go up the aisle of the Church or Chapel, to the Communion Table, repeating the 24th Psalm alternately, the Bishop one verse, and the Clergy another. Psalm xxiv.
for the public worship of God, and seTHE earth is the Lord's and all parated them from all unhallowed,
that therein is: the compass of worldly, and common uses, in order the world, and they that dwell therein. to fill men's minds with greater re.
2 For he hath founded it upon the verence for his glorious Majesty, and seas, and prepared it upon the floods. affect their hearts with more devotion
3 Who shall ascend into the hill of and humility in his service; which the Lord, or who shall rise up in his pious works have been approved of holy place ?
and graciously accepted by our hea4 Even he that hath clean hands and venly Father: Let us not doubt but a pure heart ; and that hath not lift that he will also favourably approve up his mind unto vanity, nor sworn our godly purpose of setting apart to deceive his neighbour.
this place in solemn manner, for 5 He shall receive the blessing from the performance of the several ofthe Lord, and righteousness from the fices of religious worship, and let us God of his salvation.
faithfully and devoutly beg his bless. 6 This is the generation of them that ing on this our undertaking, seek him ; even of them that seek thy 1 Then the Bishop kneeling, shall face, O Jacob.
say the following Prayer : 7. Litt up your heads 0 ye gates ;! O Eternal God, mighty in power and be ye lift up ye everlasting doors : and of majesty incomprehensible, and the King of Glory shall come in. whom the heaven of heavens cannot 8 Who is the King of Glory? it is contain, much less the walls of temthe Lord strong and mighty, even the ples made with hands; and who yet Lord mighty in battle.
hast been graciously pleased to pro9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; mise thy especial presence, wherever and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors : two or three of thy faithful servants and the King of Glory shall come in. shall assemble in thy name to offer up 10 Who is the King of Glory? even their praises and supplications unto he Lord of Hosts, he is the King of thee ; vouchsafe, O Lord, to be preGlory.
sent with us, who are here gathered The Bishop shall go within the together, with all humility and readi. rails, with such of the Clergy as ness of heart, to consecrate this place can be there accommodated. The to the honour of thy great name; sepaBishop, silting in his chair, shall rating it henceforth from all uphallowhave the instruments of donation ed, ordinary and common uses, and deand endowment, if there be any dicating it to thy service, for reading presented to him, and then stand- thy holy word, for celebrating thy holy ing up, and turning to the Congre sacraments, for offering to thy glorigation, shall say,
ous Majesty the sacrifices of prayer DEARLY beloved in the Lord; and thanksgiving, for blessing thy peo.
forasmuch as devout and holy ple in thy name, and for the performmen, as well under the Law as under ance of all other holy offices : accept, the Gospel, moved either by the ex. O Lord, this service, at our hands, press command of God, or by the se- and bless it with such sucoess as may cret inspiration of the blessed Spirit, tend most to thy glory, and the furand acting agreeably to their own therance of our happiness both temporeason and sense of the natural de- ral and spiritual, through Jesus Christ cency of things, have erected houses our blessed Lord and
1 After this, the Bishop shall stand fection, and devotion of mind, that
up, and turning his face towards thou mayest accept their hounden
the Congregation, shall say, duty and service, and vouchsafe to REGARD, O Lord, the supplica. give whatever in thy infinite wisdom
tions of thy servants, and grant thou shalt see to be most expedient for that whosoever shall be dedicated to them: all which we beg for Jesus thee in this house by Baptism, may be Christ's sake our most blessed Lord sanctified by the Holy Ghost, deliver- and Saviour. Amen. ed from thy wrath and eternal death, 1 Then the Bishop sitting in his and received as a living member of chair," the sentence of Consecra Christ's Church, and may ever re tion is to be read by some Person main in the number of thy faithful appointed by him, and then laid children. Amen.
by him upon the Communion Ta Grant, O Lord, that they who at ble-after which the Bishop shall this place shall in their own persons renew the promises and vows which BLESSED be thy name, O Lord; they made, or which were made for that it hath pleased thee to put it them by their sureties at their Bap- into the hearts of thy servants, to apcism, and thereupon shall be confirm- propriate and devote this house to thy ed by the Bishop, may receive such a honour and worship; and grant that measure of thy holy Spirit, that they all who shall enjoy the benefit of this may be enabled faithfully to fulfil the pious work, may show forth their same, and grow in grace unto their thankfulness, by making a right use lives' end. Amen.
of it, to the glory of thy blessed Grant, O Lord, that whosoever name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. shall receive in this place the blessed Amen. sacrament of the body and blood of 1! After this the Minister appointed Christ, may come lo that holy ordi, is to read the service for the day. nance with faith, charity, and true PROPER PSALMS, 84-122-132. repentance; and being filled with thy FIRST LESSON. 1 Kings, 8th, grace and heavenly benediction, may, verse 22 to verse 63. to their great and endless comfort, ob- SECOND LESSON.
Heb. 10th, tain remission of their sins, and all Verse 19 to verse 27. other benefits of his passion. Amen. 1 Morning Prayer being ended,
Grant, O Lord, that by thy holy there shall be sung from the book word which sall be read and preach of Psalms in metre, Psal. xxvi. ed in this place, and by thy Holy Spi verse 6, 7, 8, with the Gloria Patri. rit grafting it inwardly in the heart, T The Bishop shall then proceed the hearers thereof may both perceive to the Communion Service. The and know what things they ought to following shall be the Collect, do, and may have power and strength Epistle, and Gospel, for the oco to fulfil the same.Amen.
casion. Grant, O Lord, that whosoever
The Collect, shall be joined together in this place O Most glorious Lord, we acknowin the holy estate of matrimony, may ledge that we are not worthy to faithfully perform and keep the vow offer unto thee any thing belonging and covenant between them made, unto us ; yet we beseech thee in thy and may remain in perfect love to- great goodness, graciously to accept gether unto their lives' end. Amen, the dedication of this place to thy
Grant, we beseech thee, blessed service, and to prosper this our un Lord, that whosoever shall draw dertaking; receive the prayers and near to thee in this place, to give thee intercessions of all those thy servants, thanks for the benefits which they who shall call upon thee in this house ; have received at thy hands, to set and give them grace to prepare their forth thy most worthy praise, to con-hearts to serve thee with reverence fess their sins unto thee, and to ask and godly fear; affect them with an such things as are requisite and neces- awful apprehension of thy Divine sary as well for the body as for the Majesty, and a deep sense of their soul. may do it with such steadiness own unworthiness;
apof faith, and with such seriousness, af, proaching thy sanctuary with low.
liness and devotion, and coming be- disciples remembered that it
WRI fore thee with clean thoughts and written, The zeal of thine house hath pure hearts, with bodies undefiled, eaten me up.. and minds sanctified, they may al. Then shall be said or sung the ways perform a service acceptable to
100th Psalm. thee, through Jesus Christ orir Lord. Amen.
1 Here shall follow the Sermon. The Epistle. 2 Cor. vi. verse 14 to Verse 17.
1 The Sermon being ended, th BEye not unequally yoked together Bishop shall proceed in the ser.
with unbelievers for what fel vice for the Communion, if it is lowship bath righteousness with un to be administered at that iime. righteousness? And what commu- 1 After the Communion, or if it is nion hath light with darkness? And not administered at that time, af. vhat concord hath Christ with Be ter the Sermon, and immediately iial? Or what part hath he that be before the final blessing, the Bish. lieveth with an Infidel? And what op shall say the following Prayer. agnement hath the temple of God BLESSED he thy name, o Lord with idols ? For ye are the temple of God, for that it hath plea thee the Living God : as God hath said, I to have thy habitation among the will dwell in them and walk in them, sons of men, and to dwell in the midst and I will be their God, and they shall of the assembly of the saints upon be my people.
the earth; Diens, we beseech thee, The Gospel. St. John ii, verse 13. the religious rerformance of this day, AND the Jews' Passover was at and grant that to this place now sei
hand, and Jesus went up to Je- apart to thy service, thy holy name usalem, and found in the temple may be worshipped in truth and purity hose that sold oxen, and sheep, and through all generations, through Jesoves, and the changers of money sus Christ our Lord. Amen. sitting : And when he had made á THE peace of God, which passeth courge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, hearts and minds in the knowledge md the oxen, and' poured out the and love of God, and of his Son Jesus changers' money, and overthrew the Christ our Lord; and the blessing tables, and said unto them that of God Almighty, the Father, the sold doves, "Take_these things Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst hence ; make not my Father's house you, and remain with you always. an house of merchandise." And his Amen.
AN OFFICE OF INSTITUTION OF MINISTERS
INTO PARISHES OR CHURCHES, Prescribed by the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of
America ; established in General Convention of the Bishops, the Clergy, and Laity, 1804 ; and set forth, with Alterations, in General Convention, 1809.
1 The Bishop having received due Norice of the Election of a Minister
into a Parish or Church, as prescribed by the Canon" concerning the Election and Institution of Ministers," and being satisfied that "the Person chosen is a qualified Minister of this Church,” may transmit the following Letter of Institution, for the proposed Rector, A880. ciated Rector, or Assistant Minister, to one of his Presbyters, whom
he may appoint as the Institutor. IT In any Slate or Diocese the
concluding Paragraph in the Letter of elitution may be omited, where it interferes with the Usages, I air, or Charters of the Church in the same.
To our well-beloved in Chrisi, A. B. Prestyler, Greeting. Sigillum. We do by these Presents give and grant unto you, in whose
Learning, Diligence, sound Doctrine, and Prudence, we do
fully confide, our License and Authority, lo perform the Office o. Signat. a Priest in the Parish (o: Church] of E. And also hereby do in.
stitute you into said Parish (or Church), possessed of full power
to perform every Act of sacerdotal Function among the People of the same ; you continuing in communion with us, and complying with the rubrics and canons of the Church, and with such lawrul directions as you shall at any time receive from us.
And as a canonically instituted Priest into the Office of Rector (Associated Rector, or Assistant Minister, as the case may be) of
Parish or Church), you are faithfully to feed that portion of the flock of Christ which is now entrusted to you; not as a man-pleaser, but as continually bearing in mind, that you are accountable to us here, and to the Chief Bishop and Sovereign Judge of all hereafter.
And as the Lord hath ordained, that they who serve at the altar should live of the things belonging to the altar; so we authorise you to claim and enjoy all the accustomed temporalities appertaining lo your cure, until some urgent reason or reasons occasion a wish in you, or in the congregation committed to your charge, to bring about a separation, and dissolution of all sacerdotal relation between you and them; of all which you will give us due notice: and in case of any difference between you and your congregation, as to a separation, and dissolution of all sacerdotal connexion between you and them, we, your Bishop, with the advice of our Presbyters, are to be the witimate arbiter and judge.
In witness whereof we have hereunto affixed our Episcopal seal and sig. nature, at this day of A.D.
and in he
year of our consecration. 1 In the case of a Minister to be instituted in a state or Diocese in which
there is no Bishop, the Clerical Members of the Standing Committee shall send the following Letter of Institution for the proposed Minis ter, to the Presbyter whom they may appoint as Institutor.
To our well-beloved in Christ, A. B. Presbyter, Greeting. Sigillum. We do by these Presents authorise and empower you to exercise
by virtue of the power vested in us, do institute you into said
Parish (or Charch], possessed of full power to perform every Act of sacerdotal Function among the people of the same ; you complying with the rubrics and canons of the Church.
And as a canonically instituted Priest into the office of Rector (Associatel Rector, or Assistant Minister, as the case may be) of
Parish [or Church), you are to feed that portion of the flock of Christ which is now entrusted to you ; not as a man pleaser, but as continually bearing in mind that you are accountable to the ecclesiastical authority of the Church here, and to the Chief Bishop and Sovereign Judge of all hereafter.
And as the Lord hath ordained that they who serve at the altar should live of the things belonging to the altar; so you have our authority to claim and enjoy all the accustomed temporalities appertaining to your cure, until some urgent reason or reasons occasion a wish in you, or in the congregation committed to your charge, to bring about a separation, and dissolution of all sacerdotal connexion between you and them; of all which you will give us due notice : and in case of any difference between you and your congregation, as to a separation and dissolution of all sacerdotal connexion between you and them, the ecclesiastical authority of the Church in this diocese (lakir:g the advice and aid of a Bishop) shall be the ultimate arbiter and judge.
in witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals this day of
in the year