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holy sacraments: In the name of the heavenly blessing; that they may be FATHER, and of the Son, and of the clothed with righteousness, and that thy HOLY GHOST. Amen.
word spoken by their mouths may have 1 Then the Bishop shall deliver unto every one
y one such success, that it may never be spoken of them kneeling, the Bible into his hand, in vain. Grant also, that we may have saying,
grace to hear and receive what they TAKE thou authority to preach the shall deliver out of thy most holy word, word of God, and to minister the holy or agreeably to the same, as the means sacraments in the congregation where of our salvation; that in all our words thou shalt be lawfully appointed there- and deeds we may seek thy glory, and unto.
the increase of thy kingdom, through
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. # When this is done, the Bishop shall go on in
the Service of the Communion, which all they who receive Orders shall take together, THE peace of God, which passeth and remain in the same place where hands all understanding, keep your hearts and were laid upon them, until such time as they have received the Communion
minds in the knowledge and love of The Communion being done, after the last GOD, and of his Son JESUS CHRIST collect, and immediately before the Benedic-our Lord: And the blessing of God tion, shall be said this Collect.
ALMIGHTY, the FATHER, the Son, and MOST merciful Father, we beseech the Holy Ghost, be amongst you, and thee to send upon these thy servants thy I remain with you always. Amen.
in 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 13, as before in this office. Immediately after which, they that are to be made Deacons, 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 to 38, as before in the form for the Ordering of Deacons, they that are to be made Priests, shall likewis, be examined, and ordained, as in this office before appointed.
THE FORM OF
ORDAINING OR CONSECRATING A BISHOP.
9 When all things are duly prepared in the church, and set in order, after Morning 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.
blameless, the husband of one wife, ALMIGHTY GOD, who by thy Son
vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given
to hospitality, apt to teach, not given to JESUS CHRIST didst give to thy holy
wine, ‘no striker, not greedy of filthy Apostles many excellent gifts, and didst
lucre, but patient, not a brawler, not charge them to feed thy flocks; give
covetous; one that ruleth well his own grace, we beseech thee, to all Bishops, house, having his children in subjection the pastors of thy Church, that they with all gravity; for if a man know not may diligently preach thy word, and
ta: and how to rule his own house, how shall he duly administer the godly discipline take care of the Church of God ? not a thereof; and grant to the people, that they may obediently follow the same; | fall into the condemnation of the devil.
people, that novice, lest being lifted up with pride he that all may receive the crown of ever- Moreover he must have a good report lasting glory, through Jesus Christ our
of them which are without; lest he Lord. Amen.
fall into reproach, and the snare of the * And another Bishop shall read
deyil. The Epistlé. 1 Tim. iii. 1.
i Ör this: THIS is a true saying. If a man! For the Epistle. Acts xx. 17. desire the office of a Bishop, he desireth FROM Miletus, Paul sent to Ephea good work. A Bishop then must be sus, and called the Elders of the Churchia
Puand bin ore the trut bein de, of sita
that you may show yourself in all things i
1 Or this: an example of good works unto others, COME, HOLY GHOST, eternal GOD, that the adversary may be ashamed, Proceeding from above, having nothing to say against you?
Both from the FATHER and the Son,
The God of peace and love; Answer. I will so do, the Lord being
Visit our minds, into our hearts my helper.
Thy heavenly grace inspire;
That truth and godliness we may
Pursue with full desire. WILL you maintain and set for Thou art the very Comforter ward, as much as shall lie in you, quiet
In grief and all distress;
The heavenly gift of God most High; ness, love, and peace among all men ;
No tongue can it express; and diligently exercise such discipline. !
The fountain and the living spring as by the authority of God's word, and Of joy celestial; by the order of this Church, is committed
The fire so bright, the love so sweet,
The unction spiritual. to you?
Thou in thy gifts art manifold, Answer. I will so do, by the help of By them CHRIST's Church doth stand: God.
In faithful hearts thou writ'st thy law,
The finger of God's hand.
According to thy promise, LORD,
That, through thy help, God's praises may sending, or laying hands upon others ?"
Resound in every place. Answer. I will so be, by the help of / O Holy Ghost, into our minds GOD.
Send down thy heavenly light;
Kindle our hearts with fervent zeal,
To serve God day and night:
Our weakness strengthen and confirm,
For, LORD, thou know'st us frail; be merciful for Christ's sake to poor That neither devil, world, nor flesh and needy people, and to all strangers Against us may prevail. destitute of help? .
Put back our enemies far from us, Answer. I will so show myself, by
And help us to obtain
Peace in our hearts with God and man, God's help.
The best, the truest gain;
And grant that thou being, O LORD, [ Then the Presiding Bishop, standing up, Our leader and our guide, shall say, "
We may escape the snares of sin, ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly
And never from thee slide.
Such measures of thy powerful grace Father, who hath given you a good will
• Grant, LORD, to us, we pray; to do all these things, grant also unto That thou may'st be our Comforter you strength and power to perform the At the last dreadful day.
Of strife and of dissension same; that he accomplishing in you
Dissolve, O LORD, the bands, the good work which he hath begun, And knit the knots of peace and love you may be found perfect and irrepre Throughout all Christian lands. hensible at the latter day, through JESUS Grant us the grace that we may know
The FATHER of all might, CHRISự our Lord. Amen.
That we of his beloved Son, 1 Then shall the Bishop elect put on the rest of
May gain the blissful sight;
And that we may with perfect faith the Episcopal habit; and, kneeling down,
Ever acknowledge thee, Veni, Creator Spiritus, shall be sung or said
The SPIRIT of FATHER, and of Son, over him, the Presiding Bishop beginning,
One God in Persons three. and the Bishops, with others that are present,
To God the FATHER laud and praise, answering by verses as followeth:
And to his blessed Son, COME, HOLY GħOST, our souls inspire,
And to the HOLY SPIRIT of grace, And lighten with celestial fire:
Co-equal Three in One. Thou the anointing Spirit art,
And pray we, that our only LORD Who dost thy sevenfold gifts impart:
Would please his Spirit to send Thy blessed unction from above,
On all that shall profess his name, Is comfort, life, and fire of love:
From hence to the world's end. Amen. Enable with perpetual light The dulness of our blinded sight :
1 That ended, the Presiding Bishop shall say, Anoint and cheer our soiled face
LORD, hear our prayer.; With the abundance of thy grace :
Ans. And let our cry conie unto thee. Keep far our foes, give peace at home; Where thou art guide, no ill can come. Presiding Bishop. Let us pray. Teach us to know the FATHER, SON, And thée, of both to be but one:
ALMIGHTY God and most merThat through the ages all along
ciful Father, who of thine infinite This may be our endless song; Praise to thy eternal merit,
goodness hast given thine only and FATHER, Son, and HOLY SPIRIT.
| Learly beloved Son JESUS CHRIST, to be
our Redeemer, and the author of ever-/ may be manifest unto all men; for by so lasting life; who, after that he had made doing thou shalt both save thyself and perfect our redemption by his death, them that hear thee. Be to the flock of and was ascended into heaven, poured CHRIST a shepherd, not a wolf; feed down his gifts abundantly upon men, them, devour them not: hold up the making some Apostles, some Prophets, weak, heal the sick, bind up the broken, some Evangelists, some Pastors and bring again the outcasts, seek the lost. Doctors, to the edifying and making | Be so merciful, that you be not too perfect his Church; grant, we beseech remiss; so minister discipline, that you Thee, to this thy servant such grace, that | forget not mercy; that when the Chief he may evermore be ready to spread Shepherd shall appear, you may receive abroad thy Gospel, the glad tidings of the never-fading crown of glory, through reconciliation with thee; and use the Jesus CHRIST our Lord. Amen. authority given him, not to destruction,
1 Then the Presiding Bishop shall proceed in but to salvation; not to hurt, but to help:
ti2ti2m/222 /?Â2Òtiffimăti2/2ū22/2ņēmē?2 ? Â2Ò2ÂòÂ so that as a wise and faithful servant,
new consecrated Bishop, with others, shall giving to thy family their portion in due also communicate. season, he may at last be received into 1 And for the last collect, immediately before
the Benediction, shall be said this Prayer: everlasting joy, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who, with thee and the Holy | MOST merciful Father, we beseech GHOST, liveth and reigneth, one God, I thee to send down upon this thy servant world without end. Amen.
thy heavenly blessing; and so endue I Then the Presiding Bishop, and Bishops him with thy holy Spirit, that he
present, shall lay their hands upon the head preaching thy word, may not only be of the elected Bishop kneeling before them,
earnest to reprove, beseech, and rebuke the Presiding Bishop saying,
with all patience and doctrine; but also RECEIVE the Holy Ghost for the may be to such as believe, a wholesome office and work of a Bishop in the example in word, in conversation, in Church of God, now committed unto love, in faith, in chastity, and in purity; thee by the imposition of our hands: In that faithfully fulfilling his course, at the the name of the Father, and of the latter day he may receive the crown of Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen, righteousness laid up by the LORD, the And remember that thou stir up the righteous Judge, who liveth and reigneth grace of God, which is given thee by one God with the Father and the Holy this imposition of our hands : for GoD GHOST, world without end. Amen. hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and love, and soberness.
THE peace of God, which passeth
all understanding, keep your hearts and Then the Presiding Bishop shall deliver him the Bible, saying,
minds in the knowledge and love of
God, and of his Son Jesus CHRIST GIVE heed unto reading, exhorta- our Lord: And the blessing of God tion, and doctrine; think upon the things ALMIGHTY, the FATHER, the Son, and contained in this book; be diligent in the Holy Ghost, be amongst you, and them, that the increase coming thereby remain with you always. Amen.
THE LITANY AND SUFFRAGES.
O GOD, the FATHER of heaven; have world; have mercy upon us miserable mercy upon us miserable sinners. sinners.
O GOD, the FATHER of heaven; have O God the HOLY GHOST, proceeding mercy upon us miserable sinners. from the Father and the Son; have
O God the Son, Redeemer of the mercy upon us miserable sinners. world ; have mercy upon us miserable God the Holy Ghost, proceeding sinners.
from the Father and the Son, have O God the Son, Redeemer of the mercy upon us miserable sinners.