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and saith unto them, Peace be unto forth his twelve Apostles. It is writ. you. And when he had so said, he ten also, That the holy Apostles showed unto them his hands and his prayed, before they ordained Matthias side. Then were the disciples glad, to be of the number of the twelve. when they saw the Lord. Then Let us, therefore, following the exsaith Jesus to them again, Peace be ample of our Saviour Christ, and unto you: As my Father hath sent his Apostles, offer up our prayers to me, even so send' I you. And when ALMIGHTY GOD, before we admit he had said this, he breathed on them, and send forth this person presented and saith unto them, Receive ye the unto us, to the work whereunto we HOLY GHOST: Wliose soever sins ye trust the Holy Ghost hath called remit, they are remitted unto them; him. and whose soever sins ye retain, they And then shall be said the Litany ; save only, are retained.

that after this place, That it my please thee 1 Or this: St. Matt. xxviii. 18.

to illuminate al Bishops, &c, the proper Sul

frage shall be, JESUS came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me this our brother elected, and to send

THAT it may please thee to bless in heaven and in earth. Go ye there. thy grace upon him, that he may duly fore and teach all nations, baptizing execute the office-whereunto he is them in the name of the FATHER, and called, to the edifying of thy Churchi, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; and to the honor, praise, and glory teaching them to observe all things of thy name; whatsoever I have commanded you:

Answer. We besecch thee to hear and lo,' I am with you alway, even

ts, good LORD. unto the end of the world.

Then shall be said this Prayer following. After the Gospel and the Sermon are ended, the elected Bishop, vested with his rochet, shall ALMIGHTY GOD, giver of all be presented by two Bishops of this Church good things, who by thy HOLY unto the Presiding Bishop, or to the Bishop Spirit bast appointed divers orders appointed, sitting in his chair near the holy table; the Bishops who present him saying, of ministers in thy Church; merci.

REVEREND father in God, we fully behold this thy servant now present unto you this godly and well-called to the work and ministry of a learned man to be ordained and con. Bishop; and so replenish him with secrated Bishop.

the truth of thy doctrine, and adora * Then shall the Presiding Bishop demand testi- him with innocency of life, that both

monials of the person, presented for Consecra- by word and deed he may faithfully 1 He shall then require of him the following serve thee in this office, to the glory of

Promise of conformity to the doctrine, discl thy name, and the edifying and well pline, and worship of the Protestant Episcopal governing of thy Church, through IN the name of God, Amen. I the merits of our Saviour JESUS N. chosen Bishop of the Protestant CHRIST, who liveth and reigneth Episcopal Church in N. do promise with thee and the Holy Ghost, conformity and obedience to the doc. world without end. Amen. trine, discipline, and worship of the * 'Then the Presiding Bishop, sitting in his Chair, Protestant Episcopal Church in the

shall say to him that is to be consecrated, United States of America : So help

BROTHER, forasmuch as the me God, through Jesus Christ. holy Scripture and the ancient canons

command that we should not be hasty 1 Then the Presiding Bishop shall move the congregation present to pray, saying thus to in laying on hands, and admitting

any person to government in the BRETHREN, it is written in the Church of CHRIST, which he hath Gospel of St. Luke, That our Saviour purchased with no less price than CHRIst continued the whole night the effusion of his own blood; before in prayer, before he chose and sent we admit you to this administration,

we will examine you in certain arti- world; that you may show yourself cles, to the end that the congregation in all things an example of good present may have a trial, and bear works unto others, that the adversary witness, how you are minded to be may be ashamed, having nothing to have yourself in the Church of God. say against you. ARE you persuaded, that you are

Answer. I will so do, the LORD truly called io this ministration, ac.

being my helper. cording to the will of our Lord Jesus The Presiding Bishop. CHRIST, and the order of this

WILL you maintain and set for. Church?

ward, as much as shall lie in you, Answer. I am so persuaded. quietness, love, and peace among all

The Presiding Bishop. men; and diligently exercise such ARE you persuaded, that the holy God's word, and by the order of

discipline, as by the authority of Scriptures contain all doctrine re- this Church, is committed to you? quired as necessary for eternal salva. tion through faith in JESUS CHRist?

Answer. I will so do,' by the help

of God. And are you determined, ont of the same holy Scriptures, to instruct the The Presiding Bishop. people committed to your charge, and to teach or maintain nothing, as ing, sending, or laying hands upon

WILL you be faithful in ordain necessary to eternal salvation, but

others ? that which you shall be persuaded,

Answer. I will so be, by the help of may be concluded and proved by the God. same ?

Answer. I am so persuaded, and The Presiding Bishop. determined by God's grace.

WILL you show yourself gentle, The Presiding Bishop.

and be merciful for CHRIST'S sake WILL you then faithfully exercise

poor and needy people, and to all yourself in the holy Scriptures, and strangers destitute of help? call upon God by prayer for the true God's help.

Answer. I will so show myself, by understanding of the same; so that you may be able by them 0 teach 1 Then the Presiding Bishop, standing up, and exhort with wholesome doctrine, and to withstand and convince the

ALMIGHTY GOD, our heavenly gainsayers ?

Father, who hath given you a good Answer. I will so do, by the help will to do all these things, grant also of God.

unto you strength and power to per. The Presiding Bishop.

form the same; that he accomplish. ARE you ready, with all faithful hath begun, you may be found per.

ing in you the good work which he diligence, to banish and drive away fect and irreprehensible at the latter from the Church all erroneous and day, through Jesus CHRIST our strange doctrine contrary to GOD's Lord. Amen. word; and both privately and open. Then ebal} the Bishop elect pat

on the rest ly to call upon and encourage others to the same?

Veni, Crentor Spiritus, shall be sung or said Answer. I am ready, the LORD

over kiin, the Presiding Bishop beginning, and

the Bishops, with others that are present, am being my helper.

swering by verees as followeth: The Presiding Bishop.

COME, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire,

And tighien seith celestial Are : WILL you deny all ungodliness Thou the anointing Spirit art, and worldly lusts, and live soberly,

Who dost thy svenfold gifts impart

Thy blessed unction from above, rigbteously, and godly in this presenti io comfort, uso, and fore of love


shall say,

Enable with perpetual light

I That ended, the Presiding Bishop shall sy, The dulners of our blinded sight :

LORD, hear our prayer ;
Anoint and cheer our soiled face
With the abundance of thy grace:

Ans. And let our cry come unto Keep far our foes, give peace at home,

thee. Where thou art guide,

no ill can come. Teach us to know the Father, Son,

Presiding Bishop. Let us pray. And thee, of both to be but one: That through the ages all along

ALMIGHTY GOD and most This may be our endless song; Praise to thy eternal merit,

mérciful Father, who of thine infinite Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

goodness hast given thine only and 1 Or this:

dearly beloved Son Jesus CHRIST,

to be our Redeemer, and the author COME, Holy Ghost, eternal God, Proceeding from above,

of everlasting life; who, after that Both from the Father and the Son, he had made perfect our redemption

The God of peace and love; Visit onr minds, into our hearts

by his death, and was ascended nto Thy heavenly grace inspire;

heaven, poured down his gifts abun. Thai truth and godliness we may Pursue with full desire.

dantly upon men, making some Thou art the very Comforter

Apostles, some Prophets, some EvanIn grief and all distress; The heavenly gift of God most High;

gelists, some Pastors and Doctors, to No tongue can it express;

the edifying and making perfect his The fountain and the living spring

Church ; grant, we beseech thee, to Of joy celestial ; The fire so bright, the love so sreet,

this thy servant such grace, that he The unction spiritugl.

may evermore be ready to spread Thou in thy gifts art manifold,

By them Christ's Church doth stand: abroad thy Gospel, the glad tiding In faithful hecrts thou writ'st thy lat, of reconciliation with thee; and use

The singer of God's hand. According to thy promise, Lord,

the authority given him, not to de Thon givest speech with grace;

struction, but to salvation; not to That, through thy help, God's praias may Resound in every place.

hurt, but to help: so that as a wise O Holy Ghost, into our minds

and faithful servant, giving to thy Send down thy heavenly light; Kindle our hearts with fervent zeal,

family their portion in due season, To serve God day and night : he may at last be received into ever Our weakness strengthen and confirm, For, L.ord, thou know'st us frail

lasting joy, through JESUS CHRIST That neither devil, world, nor flesh

our Lord, who, with thee and the Against us may prevail.

Holy Ghost, liveth and reigneth, Put back our enemies far from us, And help us to obtain

one God, world without end. Amen. Peace in our hearts with God and man, The best, the truest gain;

" , And grant that thou being, O Lord,

sent, shall lay their hands upon the head Our leader and our guide,

the elected Bishop kneeling before them, the

Presiding Bishop saying,
We may escape the snares of sin,
And never from thee slide.

RECEIVE the Holy Ghost for the
Such measures of thy powerful grace
Grant, Lord, to us, we pray ;

office and work of a Bishop in the That thou may'st be our Comforter Church of God, now committed unto

At the last dreadful day. Of strife and of dissension

thee by the imposition of our hands : Dissolve, O Lord, the bands,

In the name of the FATHER, and of And knit the knots of peace and love

the Son, and of the Holy GHOST. Throughout all Christian lands. Grant us the grace that we may know

Amen. And remember that thou The Father of all inight,

stir up the grace of God, which is That we of his beloved Son, May gain the blissful sighe;

given thee by this imposition of our And that we may with perfect faith hands : for God hath not given us

Ever acknowledge thee,
The Spirit of Father, and of Son,

the spirit of fear; but of power, and One God in Persons three.

love, and soberness. To God the Father land and praise, And to his blessed Son,

1 Then the Presiding Bishop shall deliver him And to the Holy Spirit of grace,

the Bible, saying, Co-equal Three in One And pray we, that our only Lord

GIVE heed unto reading, exhorta. Would please his Spirit to send On all that shall profess his name,

tion, and doctrine; think upon the From hence to the world's end. Amen.

things contained in this book ; be

diligent in them, that the increase and so endue him with thy holy coming, thereby may be manifest Spirit, that he preaching thy word, unto all men; for by so doing thou may not only be earnest to reprove, shalt both save thyself and then that beseech, and rebuke with all patience hear thee. Be to the flock of CHRIST and doctrine ; but also may be to & shepherd, not a wolf; feed them, such as believe, a wholesome example devour them not : hold up the weak, in word, in conversation, in love, in heal the sick, bind up the broken, faith, in chastity, and in purity; that bring again the outcasts, seek the faithfully fulfilling his course, at the lost. Be so merciful, that you be not latter day he may receive the crown too remiss; so minister discipline, of righteousness laid up by the LORD, that you forget not mercy; that when the righteous Judge, who liveth and the Chief Shepherd shall appear, you reigneth one GOD with the FATHER may receive the never-fading crown and the Holy Ghost, world withof glory, through JESUS CHRIST our out end. Amen. Lord. Amen.


peace of God, which passeth . Then the Presiding Bishop shall proceed in the all understanding, keep your hearts secrated Bishop, with others, shall also com- love of God, and of his Son Jesus Communion Service; with whom the new con- and minds in the knowledge and And for the last Collect, inmediately before the Christ our Lord: And the blessing Benediction, shall be said this Prayer : of GOD ALMIGHTY, the FATHER,

MOST merciful Father, we be- the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be seech thee to send down upon this amongst you, and remain with you thy servant thy heavenly blessing ; always. Amen.



O GOD, the FATHER of heaven;] O holy, blessed, and glorious TRI. lave mercy upon us miserable sin. NITY, three persons and one God; ners.

have mercy upon us miserable sin. O God, the FATHER of heaven; nera. have mercy upon us miserable sin. Remember not, LORD, our offences,

nor the offences of our forefathers; O God the Son, Redeemer of the neither take thou vengeance of our world; have mercy upon us misera- sins: spare us, good LORD, spare ble sinners.

thy people, whom thou hast redeemed O GOD the Son, Redeemer of the withi thy most precious blood, and be world; have mercy upon uæ misera- not angry with us for ever: ble sinners.

Spare us, good LORD. O God the Holy Ghost, pro- From all evil and mischief; from ceeding from the FATHER and the sin; from the crafts and assaults of Son; have mercy upon us miserable the devil ; from thy wrath, and from sinners.

everlasting damnation; O God the Holy Ghost, pra Good LORD, deliver us. ceeding from the FATHER and the From all blindness of heart; from Son, have mercy upon us miserable pride, vain-glory, and hypocrisy; sinners.

from envy, hatred, and malice, and O holy, blessed, and glorious Tel. all uncharitableness ; NITY, three persons and one God; Good LORD, deliver us. have mercy upon us miserable sin From all inordinate and sinful ners.

affections; and from all the deceits of the world, the flesh, and the to the order of Deacons (or Priests) devil;

and to pour thy grace upon them; Good LORD, deliver us.

that they may duly execute their Froin lightning and tempest ; from office, to the edifying of thy Church, plague, pestilence, and famino ; from and to the glory of thy holy name; battle and murder, and from sudden We beseech thee to hear us, good death;

LORD. Good LORD, deliver us.

That it may please thee to blest From all sedition, privy conspir. and keep all thy people; acy, and rebellion; from all false We beseech ihee to hear us, good doctrine, heresy, and sclisna; from LORD. hardness of heart, and contempt of That it may please thee to give to thy word and commandment; all nations unity, peace, and concord; Good LORD, deliver us.

We beseech ihee to hear us, good .By the mystery of thy holy Incar. LORD. nation ; by thy holy Nativity and That it may please thee to give us Circumcision ; by thy Baptism, Fast- a heart to love and fear thee, and ing, and Temptation ;

diligently to live aster thy commandGood LORD, deliver us.

ments; By thine Agony and bloody Sweat; We beseech thee to hear us, good by thy Cross and Passion; by thy LORD. precious Death and Burial; and by That it may please thee to give to thy glorious Resurrection and Ascen- all thy people increase of grace, to sion; and by the coming of the Holy hear meekly thy word, and to receive Ghost;

it with pure affection, and to bring Good LORD, deliver us.

forth the fruits of the Spirit; In all time of our tribulation ; in all We beseech thee to hear us, good time of our prosperity ; in the hour of LORD. death, and in the day, of judgment; That it may please thee to bring

Good LORD, deliver us. into the way of truth, all such as

We sinners do beseech thee to hear have erred, and are deceived ; us, O LORD God; and that it may : We beseech there to hear us, good please thee to rule and govern thy LORD. holy Church universal in the right That it may please thee to strength. way;

en such as do stand, and to comfort We beseech thee to hear us, good and help the weak-hearted, and to LORD.

raise up those who fall, and finally That it may please thee to bless to beat down Satan under our feet ; and preserve all Christian rulers We beseech thee to hear us, good and magistrates; giving them grace LORD. to execute justice, and to maintain That it may please thee to succor truth;

help, and comfort all who are in da:1We beseech thee to hear us, good ger, necessity, and tribulation; LORD.

We beseech thee to hear us, good That it

may please thee to illumin. LORD. ate all Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, That it may please thee to preserve with true knowledge and understand. all who travel by Jand or by water, ing of thy word ; and that both by all women in the perils of child birth, their preaching and living they may all sick persons,


young children, set it forth, and show it accordingly; and to show thy pity upon all prison.

We bescech thee to hear us, good ers and captives; LORD.

We beseech thee to hear us, good That it may please thee to bless LORD. these thy servants, now to be admitted That it may please thoe to defend,

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