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tinue to show ourselves thankful unto the For, Lord, thru koow'st us frail; for these and all thy other benefits; and That neither devil, world, nor flesh that we may daily increase and forwards Against us may prevail.
in the kuowledge and faith of thee and thy Put back our eneraies far from us, Son, by the Holy Spirit: So that as well and help us to chtain
by these thy Ministers, as by them over Pe:lce in our hearts with God and man, whorn they shali be appointed thy MinisThe best, the truest gain ;
ters, thy holy name may be for ever glo And
grant that thou being, O Lord, rified, and thy blessed kingdom enlarged, Our leader and our guide,
through the same thy Son Jesus Christ He may escape the snares ng sinun our Lord; who liveth and reigneth with And never from thee slide.
thee in the unity of the same Holy Spirit, Such measures of thy powerful grace
worid without end. Amen. Grant, Lord, to us, we pray ;
1 When this prayer is done, the Bishop That thou may'st be our Comforter with the Priests present, shall lay their At the last dreadful day.
hands severally upon the head of every Of strife and of dissension
one that receiveth the order of "Priest. Dissolve, O Lord, the bands,
hood; the Receivers humbly knecling, And knit the knots of peace and love and the Bishop saying,
Throughout all Christian lands. Grant us the grace that we may know
office and work of a Priest in the The Father of all miglit,
Church of God, now committed unto tbee by That we of his beloved Son,
he imposition of our hands: whose sins thou May gain the blissful sight; dost forgive, they are forgiven: and whuse And thal we may with perfect faith sins thou dost retain, they are retained: And Ever acknowledge thee,
be thou a faithful Dispenser of the word of The Spirit of Father, and of Sony God, and of his holy Sacraments : In the One God in Persons Three.
name of the Father, and of the Son, and To God the Father laud and praze, of the Holy Ghost. Amen. And to his blessed Son,
· Or this : And to the Holy Spirit of Grace,
JAKE thou authority to execute the Co-equal three in One. And pray we, that our only Lord now committed to thee by the iinposition of
Would please his Spirit to send our hands; and be thou a faithful Dispense: On all that shall profess his name, of the word of God, and of his holy Sacra.
From hence to the worid's end. Amen.ments : In the name of the Father, and of I That done, the Bishop shall pray in the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. this wise, and say,
9 Then the Bishop shall deliver to every Let us pray.
one of them kneeling, the Bible into ALMIGHTY God and heavenly Fa;
his hand, saying, ther, who, of thing, infinite love and TAKE OF o authority mini perearsides behe only and most dearly beloved Son Jesus Sacraments in the Congregation where Christ, to be our Redeemer, and the Au- thou shalt be lawfully appointed thereun!o thor of everlasting life; who after he had T When this is done, the Biskop shau inade perfect our redemption by his death, go on in the Service of the Commire and was ascended into heaven, sent abroad nion, which all they who receive Or. into the world his Apostles, Prophets, ders shall take together, and remain Evangelists, Doctors, and Pastors; hy whose in the same place where hands were labour and ministry he gathered together a laid upon them, until such time as great Flock in all the parts of the world, to they have receired the Communion. set forth the eternal praise of thy holy name:The Communion being done, after For these so great benefits of thy eternal the last Collect, and immediately begoodness, and for that thou hast vouch-fore the Benediction, shall be said this vased to call these thy servants here present Collect. to the same Office and Ministry appointed More to send upon these thy servants for the salvation of mankind, we render unto the most hearty thanks, we praise thy heavenly blessing ; that they may bo and worship thee; and we humbly beseech clothed with righteousness, and that tby thee by the saine thy blessed Son, to grant word spoken by their mouths may have writo all, which exther bere or elewhere such success, that it may never be apoke..
you thy holy naine, that we may con-'in vain Grant also, thai we may have
grace to hear and receive what they shall HE deliver out of thy most holy word, or understanding, keep your hearts and agreeably to the same, as the means of minds in the knowledge and love of God, our salvation; that in all our words and and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord: And deeds we may seek thy glory, and the in- the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, crease of thy kingdora, through Jesus the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst Christ our Lord. Amen.
you, and remain with you always. Amen. And if, on the same day, the Order of Deacons be given to some, and the Order of Priesthood to others ; the Deacons 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 Deacons, then that for Priests. The Epistle shall be Ephesians iv. 7 to 1s, as before in this office. Immediately after which, they that are to be made Deacons, shall be exainined, 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 to 38, as before in the
form for the Ordering of Deacons, they that are to be made Priests, 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 Morn ing Prayer is ended, the Presiding Bishop, or some other Bishop appointed by the Bishops present, shall begin the Communion Service, in which this shall be The Collect.
9 Or this: For the Epistle.
Acts xx. 17.
DROM Miletus, Paul sent to Ephesus, tles many excellent gills, and didst charge and called the Elders of the Church. them to feed thy flock; give grace, we be- And when they were come to him, he swid seech thee, to all Bishops, the Pastors of thy unto them, Ye know from the first day that Church, that they may diligently preach I cane into Asia, after what mander I have thy word, and duly administer the godly been with you at all seasons, serving the discipline thereof; and grant to the people, Lord with all humility of mind, and with that ihey may cbediently follow the same; many tears and temptations, which befel that all may receive the crown of everlast-me by the lying in wait of the Jews: And ing glory, through Jesus Christ our Lord. how Í kept back nothing that was profitable Amen.
unto you, but have showed you, and have 1 And another Bishop shall read taught you publicly, and from house to
The Epistle. 1 Tim. iii. 1. house, testifying both to the Jews, and also ΤΗ THIS is a true saying, If a man desire to the Greeks, repentance toward Gud, and
the office of a Bishop, he desireth a faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. And good work. A Bishop then must be blame now, behold, I go bound in the Spirit unto Pess, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, Jerusalem, not knowing the things that of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt shall befal me there; save that the Holy to leach, not given to wine, no striker, not Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying, That greedy of filthy lucre, but patient, not a bonds and afflictions abíde ne. "But none Brawler, not covetous; one that ruleth well of these things move me, neither count I his own house, having his children in subjec- my life dear unto myself, so thal I might tion with all gravity; for if a man know not finish my course with joy, and the ministry how to rule his own house, how shall he which I have received of the Lord Jesus; take car of the Church of God! not a to testify the Gospel of the grace of God. novice, lest being lifted up with pride he And now, behold, I know that ye all, among fall into the condemnation of the devil. whom I have gone preaching the kingdom Moreover he must have a good report of of Gud, shall see my face no more. Wherethein which are without; lest he fall into fore I take you to record this day, that I tepruach, and the snare of the devil Jam pure from the blood of all inen: For I
have one shunned to declare unto you all, and whosesoever sin ye retain, they are the counsel of God. Take herd, therefore, retained. unto yourselves, and to all the tlock, over 1 Or this: St. Matt. xxviii. 18.
ESUS came and spake u to them, sayoverseers, to feed the Church of God, ing, All power is given unto me in which he hath purchased with his own heaveli and in earth. Go ye
therefore and blood. For I know this, that after my de- teach all nations, baptizing them in the name parting shall grievous wolves enter in among of the Father, and of the Son, and of the you, non sparing the flock. Also of your Holy Ghost; teaching them to observe all own selves shall men arise speaking 1er things whatsoever I have conimanded you: verse things, to draw away disciples after and lo, I am with you alway, even unlo them. Therefore watch, and remember, the end of the world. that by the space of three years, I ceased T After the Gospel and lhe Sermon are not to warn every one, night and day, with endell, the elected Bishop, vested with tears. And now, brethren, I commend you kis Rochet, shall be presented by two to God, and to the word of his grace, which Bishops of this Church unto the preis able to build you up, and to give you an siding Bishop, or to the Bishop apinheritance among all them which are sanc pointed, sitting in his Chair near the tified, I have coveted no man's silver, or holy Table, the Bishops who present gold, or apparel: yea, ye yourselves know,
him saying, that these hands have ministered unto my D EVEREND Father in God, we prenecessities, and to them that were with me. I have showed you all things, bow that so learned man to be ordained and consecra labouring ye ought to support the weak; ted Bishop. and to remember the words of the Lord I Then shall the Presiding Bishop deJesus, how he said. It is more blessed to mand testimonials of the Person give than to receive.
sented for Consecration, and shall I Then another Bishop shall read
cause them to be read.
1 He shall then require of him the follora The Gospel. St. John xxi. 15.
ing Promise of Conformity to the ESUS saith to Simon Peter, Sinion son Doctrine, Discipline, and Worship of
the Protestant Episcopal Church these? Ile saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thon knowest that I lore thee. He saith unto
N the name of God, Amen. I N.choIN
sen Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal him, Feed my lambs. He saith to him Church in N. do promise conformity and ng n the second time, Simon son of Jonas, obedience to the doctrine, discipline, and Jovest thou toe? He saith unto hiin, Yca, worship of the Protestant Episcopal Church Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He in the United States of America: So help saith unto bim, Feed my sheep. He saith me God, through Jesus Christ. unto hin the third time, Simon son of Jo-JT Then the Presiding Bishop sholl more pas, lovest thou mne!
Peter was grieved the Congregation present to pray, aybecause he said unto him the third time,
ing thus to them: And said ,
RETHREN, it is written in the Gosest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Chrisi continued the whole night in prayFeed
er, before he chose and sent forth his twelve 9. Or this : St. John xx. 19. Apostles. It is written also, That the holy *HE same day at evening, being the Apostles prayed, before they ordained were shut where the disciples were assez-Let us, tierefore, following the example bled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and of our Saviour Christ, and his Apostles, og stood in ihe mist, and saith unto them, ler up our prayers to Aliniyhty God, helore Peace be un'u you.
And when he had so we admit and send forth this persun presaid, he showed unto them his hands and sented unto us, to the work whereunto we his side. Then were the disciples glad, trust the Holy Ghos! hath called him, when they saw the Lord. Thea saith Jef And then shall be said the Litany; sus to them again, Peace be unto you: As sude only, that after this place, That my Father hath sent mc, even so send I it may please thee to illuminate all Bisha you. And when he had said this, he
ops, fc. the proper Suffrage shall be,
НАТ Receive ye the Holy Ghost : Whosesoever cur brother electedl, and to send thy sids ye réunit, they are remitted unto them ; Srace upon bim, that he may July execuia
the office whereunto he is called, to the wholesome doctrme, and to withstand and edifying of thy Church, and to the honour, convince the gainsayers ? praise, and glory of thy name;
Answer. I will so do, by the help of God. Answer. We beseech thee to hear us, The Presiding Bishop. good Lord.
ARE you ready, with all faithful diliThen shall be said this Prayer gence, to hanish and drive away from following. the Church all erroneous and strange doc
; and both things, who by thy Holy Spirit hast privately and openly to call appointed divers orders of Ministers in thy courage others to the same? Church; mercifully behold this thy servant
Answer. I am ready, the Lord being now called to the work and ministry of a my helper. Bishop ; and so replenish him with the The Presiding Bishop. truth of thy doctrine, and adorn him with W Lyou deny all ungodliness and deed he may faithfully serve thee in this cously, and yodly in this present
world; office, to the glory of thy name, an:) the that you may show yourself in all things an edifying and well-governing of thy Church, exainple of good works unto others, that the through the merits of our Saviour Jesus adversary may be ashamed, having nothing Christ, who liveth and reigneth with thee to say against you? and the floly whest, world without end.
Ansver. I will so do, the Lord being Amen.
my helper. T Then the Presiding Bishop, sitting in
The Presiding Bishop. bis Chuir, stall say to him that is to WILL you maintain and set forward, be , ROTHER, forasmuch as the holy
love, and peace among all men; and dili
, mand that we should not be hasty in laying of this Church, is committed to you?
authority of God's word, and by the order on hands, and admitting any person to go
Ansver. I will so do, by the help of vernment in the Church of Christ, which
God. he hath purchased with no less price than the eflusion of his own blood; before we
The Presiding Bishop. adinit you to this administration, we wi!lex WILL you he faithful in ordaining, amnine you in certain articles, to the end
sending, or laving hands upon others that the congregation present may have a
Answer. I will so be, by the help of
God. trial, and hear witness, how you are minded to behave yourself in the Church of God.
The Presiding Bishop.
TILL you show yourself gentle, and RE you persuaded, that you are truly W A called to this ministration, according and needy people, and to all strangers des
be merciful for Christ's sake to poor to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ, and titute of help? the order of this Church? Answer. I am go persuaded.
Answer. 'I will so show myself, by
God's help The Presiding Bishop. T Then the Presiding Bishop, standing A Erikohe persuaded, that the holy
up, shall say, quired as necessary for eternal salvation Ather, who hath given you a good wili
Fathrough faith in Jesus Christ? And are to do all these things, grant also unto you you deterinined, out of the same holy strength and power to perform the same; Escriptures, to instruct the people commit that he accomplishing in you the good work ed to your charge, and to teach or main- which he hath begun, you may be found tain nothing, as necessary to elernal salva.perfect and irreprehensible at the latter tion, but that which you shall be persuaded, day, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. may be concluded and proved by the same? Then shall the Bishop elect put on the Answer. I am so persua led, and de
rest of the Episcopal Habit; and, termined by God's grace.
Ieneeling down, Veni, Creator Spiritus, The Presiding Bishop. shall be sung or said over him, the WILL you then faithfully exercise presiding Bishop beginning, and the
Bishops, with others that are present, call upon God by prayer for the true un answering by Verses as followeth: be able by them to teach and exhort with Arnd lighien with celestial-fire :
Thou the anointing Spirit art,
Of strife and of dissension
Grant us the grace that we may know
One God in Persons Three.
And to his blessed Son, Praise to thy eternal merit,
And to the Holy Spirit of Grace,
Co-equal Three in One.
pray we, that our only Lord COME, Holy Ghost
, eternal God Would please his Spirit to send
On all that shall profess his name, Both from the Father and the Son, From hence to the world's end. Amen. The God of peace and love;
1 That ended, the Presiding Bishop shall Visit our minds, into our hearts
say, Thy heavenly grace inspire; That truth and godliness we may
Lord, hear our prayer ;
Ans. And let our cry come unto theo Pursue with
full desire. Thou art the very Comforter
Presiding Bishop. Let us pray.
and dearly beloved
Father, who of thine infinite goodness No tongue can it express; The fountain and the living spring
Son Jesus Christ, to be our Redeemer, and
the Author of everlasting life ; who, after Of joy celestial; The fire so bright, the love so sweet,
that he had made perfect our redemption The Unction spirituai.
by his death, and was ascended into heaven, Thou in thy gifts art manifold,
poured down his gifts abundantly upou By them Christ's Church doth stand: men, making some Apostles, soine Prophets, In faithful hearts thou writ'st thy law, some Evangelists, some Pastors and Doce
the finger of God's hand. Lors, to the edifying and making perfect his According to thy promise, Lord, Church; grant, we beseech thee, tu this Thou givest speech with grace;
thy servani such grace, that he may ever. That, through thy help, God's praises more be ready to spread abroad thy gospel,
the glad tidings of reconciliation with thee; may Resound in every place.
and use the authority given him, not to de O Holy Ghost, into our minds
struction, but to salvation; noto hurt, but Send down thy heaveuly light;
to help: so that as a wise and fa.:hful ser. Kindle our hearts with fervent zcal,
vant, giving to thy family their portion in To serve God day and night.
due season, he may at last be received into Our weakness strengthen and confirm,
everlasting joy, through Jesus Christ cur For, Lord, thou know'st us frail;
Lord, who, with thee and the Holy Ghost, That neither devil, world, nnr flesh,
liveth and reigneth, one God, world with
oul end. Amen. Against us may prevail. Put back our enemies far from us, 1 Then the Presiding Bishop and Bin And help us to obtain
shops present, shall lay their Hands Pence in our hearts with God and man, upon the Head of the elected Bishop The best, the truest gain;
kneeling before them, the Presiding And grant that thou being, O Lord, Bishop saying, Our leader and our guide,
ECEIVE The Holy Ghost, for the We may escape the snares of sin, And never from thee slide.
Church of God, now committed unto thee Such measures of hy powerful grace hy the imposition of our hands : In the Grant, Lord, to us, we pray ;
name of the Father, and of the Son, and That thou may'st be cur Comforter of the Holy Ghost. Amen. And remem At the lact dreadful day.
ber that thou stir up the grace of God,