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By the mystery of thy holy Incarna- That it may please thee to bless and tion; by thy holy Nativity and Circum- keep the Magistrates, giving them grace cision ; by thy Baptism, Fasting, and to execute justice, and to maintain Temptation,
truth; Good Lord, deliver us.
We beseech thce to hear us, good Lord. By thine Agony and bloody Sweat ; That it may please thee to bless and by thy Cross and Passion ; by thy pre- keep all thy people; cious Death and Burial ; by thy glorious We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. Resurrection and Ascension ; and by That it may please thee to give to all the coming of the Holy Ghost,
nations unity, peace, and concord; Good Lord, deliver us.
We bescech thee to hear us, good Lord. In all time of our tribulation; in all That it may please thee to give us an time of our wealth ; in the hour of heart to love and dread thee, and dili. death, and in the day of judgement, gently to live after thy commandments; Good Lord, deliver us.
We beseech thce to hear 28, good Lord. We sinners do beseech thee to hear 1. That it may please thee to give to us, O Lord God; and that it may please all thy people increase of grace to hear thee to rule and govern thy holy Church meekly thy Word, and to receive it with universal in the right way;
pure affection, and to bring forth the We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. fruits of the Spirit;
That it inay please thee to keep and We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. strengthen in the true worshipping of That it may please thee to bring into thee, in righteousness and holiness of the way of truth all such as have erred, life, thy Servant VICTORIA, our most and are deceived ; gracious Queen and Governour; | We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. We besecch thee to hear us, good Lord. That it may please thee to strengthen
That it may please thee to rule her such as do stand; and to comfort and heart in thy faith, fear, and love, and help the weak-hearted; and to raise up that she may evermore have afliance them that fall; and finally to beat down in thee, and ever seek thy honour and Satan under our feet; glory i
We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. That it may please thee to succour,
That it may please thee to be her help, and comfort, all that are in danger, defender, and keeper, giving her the necessity, and tribulation; victory over all her enemies;
We besecch thee to hear us, good Lord. We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. That it may please thee to preserve
That it may please thee to bless and all that travel by land or by water, all preserve Albert Edward Prince of Wales, women labouring of child, all sick perand all the Royal Family ;
sons, and young children ; and to shew We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. thy pity upon all prisoners and captives;
That it may please thee to illuminate We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. all Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, with That it may please thee to defend, and true knowledge and understanding of provide for, the fatherless children and thy Word; and that both by their widows, and all that are desolate and preaching and living they may set it oppressed; forth, and shew it accordingly;
We bescech thee to hear us, good Lord. We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. That it may please thee to have mercy . That it may please thee to bless these upon all men; thy servants, now to be admitted to the | We bescech thee to hear us, good Lord. Order of Deacons, (or Priests,) and to That it may please thee to forgive pour thy grace upon them; that they our enemies, persecutors, and slandermay duly execute their Office, to the ers, and to turn their hearts; cdifying of thy Church, and the glory of We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. thy holy Name;
That it may please thee to give and We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord preserve to our use the kindly fruits of
That it may please thee to endue the the earth, so as in due time we may Lords of the Council, and all the No-enjoy them; bility, with grace, wisdom, and under We beseech thce to hear us, good lord. standing;
That it may please thee to give us We bcseech thcc to hcar us, good Lord. true repentance; to forgive us all our sins, negligences, and ignorances; and O Lord, arise, help us, and deliver us to endue us with the grace of thy Holy for thine honour. Spirit to amend our lives according to Glory be to the Father, and to the thy holy Word;
Son : and to the Holy Ghost; We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. Answer. As it was in the beginning,
Son of God: we beseech thee to is now, and ever shall be : world withhear us.
out end. Amen. Son of God: we beseech thee to hear us. From our enemies defend us, O Christ.
O Lamb of God : that takest away | Graciously look upon our aflictions. the sins of the world ;
Pitifully behold the sorrows of our Grant us thy peace.
hearts. O Lamb of God : that takest away Mercifully forgive the sins of the the sins of the world;
people. Have mercy upon us.
Favourably with mercy hear our O Christ, hear us.
prayers, O Christ, hear us.
O Son of David, have mercy upon us. Lord, have mercy upon us.
Both now and ever vouchsafe to hear Lord, have mercy upon us.
us, O Christ. Christ, have mercy upon us.
Graciously hear 26, O Christ; graChrist, have mercy upon us.
ciously hear us, O Lord Christ. Lord, have mercy upon us.
Priest. O Lord, let thy mercy be Lord, have mercy upon us.
shewed upon us ; Then shall the Priest, and the people with
Answer. As we do put our trust in him, say the Lord's Prayer.
thee. OUR Father, which art in heaven, i
Let us pray. U Hallowed be thy Name. Thy king. W E humbly beseech thee, O Father, dom come. Thy will be done in earth, V mercifully to look upon our in. As it is in heaven. Give us this day our firmities; and for the glory of thy Name daily bread. And forgive us our tres turn from us all those evils that we passes, As we forgive them that trespass most righteously have deserved; and against us. And lead us not into temp grant, that in all our troubles we may tation; But deliver us from evil. Amen. put our whole trust and confidence in
Priest. O Lord, deal not with us after thy mercy, and evermore serve thee in our sins.
holiness and pureness of living, to thy Answer. Neither reward us after our honour and glory; through our only iniquities.
Mediator and Advocate, Jesus Christ Let us pray.
our Lord. Amen. O GOD, merciful Father, that despisest not the sighing of a contrite
Then shall be sung or said the Service for
the Communion, with the Collect, Epistle, heart, nor the desire of such as be sor
and Gospel, as followeth. Yowful; Mercifully assist our prayers that we make before thee in all our
The Collect. troubles and adversities, whensoever ALMIGHTY God, who by thy Divine they oppress us; and graciously hear Providence hast appointed divers us, that those evils, which the craft and Orders of Ministers in thy Church, and subtilty of the devil or man worketh didst inspire thine Apostles to choose inagainst us, be brought to nought; and to the Order of Deacons the first Martyr by the providence of thy goodness they Saint Stephen, with others; Mercifulmay be dispersed; that we thy servants, ly behold these thy servants now called being hurt by no persecutions, may to the like Office and Administraevermore give thanks unto thee in thy tion: replenish them so with the truth holy Church; through Jesus Christ our of thy Doctrine, and adorn them with Lord.
innocency of life, that, both by word O Lord, arise, help us, and deliver us
and good example, they may faithfully for thy Name's sake.
serve thee in this Office, to the glory of GOD, we have heard with our ears, thy Name, and the edification of thy
and our fathers have declared unto Church; through the merits of our us, the noble works that thou didst in Saviour Jesus Christ, who liveth and their days, and in the old time before reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, them.
now and for ever. Amen.
them to the inspire thisters in ing
The Epistle. 1 Tim. iii. 8. Person, Prelate, State, or Potentate, TIKEWISE must the Deacons be
hath, or ought to have, any Jurisdicu grave, not double tongued, not
tion, Power, Superiority, Pre-eminence, given to much wine. not greedy of Gilthy or Authority, Ecclesiastical or Spiritual. lucre, holding the mystery of the faith
within this Realm. So help me Gou. in a pure conscience. And let these
Then shall the Bishop examine every one of also first be proved; then let them use them that are to be Ordered, in the presence the Office of a Deacon, being found of the people, after this manner following. blameless. Even so must their wives be
To you trust that you are inwardly grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in
moved by the Holy Ghost to take all things. Let the Deacons be the hus
upon you this Office and Ministration, bands of one wife, ruling their children
to serve God for the promoting of his and their own houses well. For they
glory, and the edifying of his people ? that have used the Office of a Deacon
Answer. I trust so. well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith
The Bishop. which is in Christ Jesus.
D o you think that you are truly called,
according to the will of our Lord or else this, out of the stath of the Acts Jesus Christ, and the due order of this of the Apostles.
Realm, to the Ministry of the Church? Acts vi. 2.
Answer. I think so. THEN the twelve called the multi
The Bishop. tude of the disciples unto them,
Do you unfeignedly believe all the and said, It is not reason that we should
Canonical Scriptures of the Old and leave the Word of God, and serve tables.
New Testament? Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among
Answer. I do believe them. you seven men of honest report, full of the holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we
The Bishop. may appoint over this business. But
TILL you diligently read the same we will give ourselves continually to
unto the people assembled in the prayer, and to the ministry of the Word.
Church where you shall be appointed to And the saying pleased the whole mul serve? titude. And they chose Stephen, a man
Answer. I will. full of faith, and of the holy Ghost, and
The Bishop. Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor,
| TT appertaincth to the Omce of a Deaand Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas Icon, in the Church where he shall a proselyte of Antioch; whom they set be appointed to serve, to assist the Priest before the Apostles; and, when they in Divine Service, and specially when he had praved, they laid their hands on ministereth the holy Communion, and them. And the Word of God increased,
to help him in the distribution thereof, and the number of the disciples multi
and to read holy Scriptures and Homi. plied in Jerusalem greatly, and a great lies in the Church : and to instruct the company of the Priests were obedient
youth in the Catechism ; in the absence to the faith.
of the Priest to baptize infants, and to And before the Gospel, the Bishop, sitting preach, if he be admitted thereto by in his chair, shall cause the Oath of the the Bishop. And furthermore, it is his Queen's Supremacy, and against the power Office, where provision is 'so made, to and authority of all foreign Potentates, to search for the sick, poor, and impotent be ministered unto every one of them that people of the Parish, to intimate their are to be Ordered.
estates, names, and places where they The Gath of the Queen's Sovereignty. dwell, unto the Curate, that by his exT A. B. do swear, that I do from my hortation they may be relieved with the I heart abhor, detest, and abjure, as alms of the Parishioners, or others. Will impious and heretical, that damnable you do this gladly and willingly? Doctrine and Position, That Princes Answer. I will so do, by the help of excommunicated or deprived by the God. Pope, or any Authority of the See of
The Bishop. Rome, may be deposed or murdered by ILL you apply all your diligence their Subjects, or any other whatsoever.
to frame and fashion your own And I do declare, that no foreign Prince, lives, and the lives of your families,
according to the Doctrine of Christ; and come in the second watch, or come in to make both yourselves and them, as the third watch, and find them so, blessmuch as in you lieth, wholesome exam ed are those servants. ples of the flock of Christ ?
Then shall the Bishop proceed in the ComAnswer. I will so do, the Lord being
munion, and all that are Ordered shall tarry, my helper.
and receive the holy Communion the same The Bishop.
day with the Bishop. W ILL you reverently obey your Or
The Communion ended, after the last Collect, V dinary, and other chief Ministers
and immediately before the Benediction, shall of the Church, and them to whom the
be said these Collects following. charge and government over you is com
ALMIGHTY God, giver of all good mitted, following with a glad mind and
things, who of thy great goodness will their godly admonitions ?
hast vouchsafed to accept and take these Answer. I will endeavour myself, the
| thy servants unto the Office of Deacons Lord being my helper.
in thy Church; Make them, we beseech Then the Bishop laying his Hands severally thee, O Lord, to be modest, humble, upon the Head of every one of them, humbly and constant in their Ministration, to kneeling before him, shall say,
have a ready will to observe all spiritual M AKE thou Authority to execute the Discipline; that they having always the
1 Office of a Deacon in the Church of testimony of a good conscience, and con. God committed unto thee; In the Name tinuing ever stable and strong in thy of the Father, and of the Son, and of Son Christ, may so well behave them. the Holy Ghost. Amen.
selves in this inferior Office, that they Then shall the Bishop deliver to every one may be found worthy to be called unto
of them the New Testament, saying, the higher Ministries in thy Church; T AKE thou Authority to read the through the same thy Son our Saviour
1 Gospel in the Church of God, and Jesus Christ, to whom be glory and to preach the same, if thou be thereto honour world without end. Amen. licensed by the Bishop himself.
DREVENT us, O Lord, in all our Then one of them, appointed by the Bishop, I doings with thy most gracious fashall read the Gospel.
vour, and further us with thy continual St. Luke xii. 35.
help ; that in all our works begun, con. T ET your loins be girded about, and
tinued, and ended in thee, we may glo. 1 your lights burning; and ye your
rify thy holy Name, and finally by thy selves like unto men that wait for their
mercy obtain everlasting life; through Lord, when he will return from the
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. wedding; that, when he cometh and he peace of God, which passeth all knocketh, they may open unto him im. I understanding, keep your hearts and mediately. Blessed are those servants, | minds in the knowledge and love of God, whom the Lord when he cometh shall and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord : find watching. Verily I say unto you, | And the blessing of God Almighty, the that he shall gird himself, and make Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, thern to sit down to meat, and will come be amongst you, and remain with you forth and serve them. And if he shall always. Amen.
re those sth shall and the blession, and the nin with
1 And here it must be declared unto the Deacon, that he must continue in that
Ojice of a Deacon the space of a whole year (except for reasonable causes it shall otherwise scem good unto the Bishop) to the intent he may be perfect, and well expert in the things appertaining to the Ecclesiastical Administration. In esecuting whereof if he be found faithful and diligent, he may be admitted by his Diocesan to the Order of Pricsthood, at the times appointed in the Canon; or else, on urgent occasion, upon some other Sunday, or Holy-day, in the face of the Church, in such manner and form as hereafter followeth.
by word and
, to exercise the godly con
I When the day appointed by the Bishop is come, after Morning Prayer is ended,
there shall be a Sermon or Eachortation, declaring the Duty and Office of such as coine to be admitted Priests; how necessary that Order is in the Church of Christ, and also how the people ought to esteem them in their office. First, the Archdeacon, or, in his absence, one f Then shall be sung or said the Service for appointed in his stead, shall present unto the the Communion, with the Collect, Epistle, Bishop (sitting in his chair near to the holy and Gospel, as followeth. Table) all them that shall receive the Order
The Collect. of Priesthood that day (each of them being
ALMIGHTY God, giver of all good decently habited) and say,
I things, who by thy Holy Spirit hast REVEREND Father in God, I pre- |
appointed divers Orders of Ministers in I sent unto you these persons pre
the Church; Mercifully behold these sent, to be admitted to the Order of
thy servants now called to the Office of Priesthood. The Bishop.
Priesthood; and replenish them so with
the truth of thy doctrine, and adorn MAKE heed that the persons, whom
them with innocency of life, that, both 1 ye present unto us, be apt and
by word and good example, they may meet, for their learning and godly con
faithfully serve thee in this Office, to the versation, to exercise their Ministry
glory of thy Name, and the edification duly, to the honour of God, and the
of thy Church ; through the merits of edifying of his Church.
our Saviour Jesus Christ, who liveth The Archdeacon shall answer, and reigneth with thee and the Holy T HAVE enquired of them, and also Ghost, world without end. Amen. I examined them, and think them so
The Epistle. Ephes. iv. 7. to be.
TNTO every one of us is given grace, Then the Bishop shall say unto the people; according to the measure of the NYOOD people, these are they whom gift of Christ. Wherefore he saith, U we purpose, God willing, to receive | When he ascended up on high, he led this day unto the holy Office of Priest- captivity captive, and gave gifts unto hood : For after due examination we men. (Now that he ascended, what is find not to the contrary, but that they it but that he also descended first into be lawfully called to their Function and the lower parts of the earth ? He that Ministry, and that they be persons meet descended, is the same also that ascendfor the same. But yet if there be any of ed up far above all heavens, that he you, who knoweth any Impediment, or might fill all things.). And he gave notable Crime, in any of them, for the some Apostles, and some Prophets, and which he ought not to be received into some Evangelists, and some Pastors this holy Ministry, let him come forth and Teachers; for the perfecting of the in the Name of God, and shew what the Saints, for the work of the Ministry, for Crime or Impediment is.
the edifying of the Body of Christ; till And If any great Crime or Impediment be | we all come in the unity of the faith, objected, the Bishop shall surcease from Or. and of the knowledge of the Son of God, dering that person, until such time as the unto a perfect man, unto the measure of party accused shall be found clear of that the stature of the fulness of Christ. Crime
1 After this shall be read for the Gospel part Then the Bishop (commending such as shall
of the ninth Chapter of Saint Matthew, as be found meet to be Ordered to the Prayers
followeth. of the congregation) shall, with the Clergy and
St. Matth. ix. 36. people present, sing or say the Litany, with
WWHEN Jesus saw the multitudes, the Prayers, as is before appointed in the Form of Oriering Deaconis; save only, that,
TV he was moved with compassion in the proper Suffrage there added, the word on them, because they fainted, an (Deacons) skall be omitted, and the word scattered abroad as sheep having no (Priests) inecrted instead of
shepherd. Then saith he unto his dis.