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your remembrance, how great a trea of lhem that specially pertain unto sure is committed to your charge. you, according to the rule of the same For they are the sheep of CHRIST, Scriptures ; and for this self-same which he bought with his death, and cause, how ye ought to forsake and for whum he shed his blood. The set aside, as much as ye may, all Church and congregation whom you worldly cares and studies. must serve, is his spouse, and his We have good hope that ye have body. And if it shall happen that well weighed these things with your. the same Church, for any mernber selves long before this time; that thereof, do take any hurt or hindrance ye have clearly determined by God's by reason of your negligence, ye grace, to give yourselves wholly to know the greatness of the fault, and this office, whereunto it bath pleased also the horrible punishment that God to call you: so that, as much will ensue. Wherefore consider with as lieth in you, ye will apply your, yourselves the end of the ministry selves wholly to this one thing, and toward the children of God, towaru draw all your cares and studies this the spouse and body of CHRIST; and way; and that ye will continually see that ye never cease your labor, pray to God the FATHER, by the your care and diligence, until ye mediation of cur only Saviour JESUS have done all that lieth in you, ac. CHRIST, for the heavenly assistance cording to your bounden duty, to of the Holy GHOST ; that by daily bring all such as are or shall be com- reading and weighing the Scriptures, mitted to your charge, unto that ye inay, wax riper and stronger in agreement in the faith and knowledge your ministry ; and that ye may so of God, and that ripeness and per. endeavor yourselves from time to fectness of age in Christ, that there ume to sanctify the lives of you and be no place left among you, either for yours, and to fashion them after the error in religion, or for viciousness in rule and doctrine of CHRIST, that ye life.
may be wholesome and godly exam. Forasmuch then as your office is ples and patterns for the people to both of so great excellency, and of so follow. great difficulty, ye see with how great And now, that this present congrecare and study ye ought to apply gation of CHRIST may also under yourselves, as well to show your. stand your minds and wills in these selves dutiful and thankful unto that things, and that this your pronuise Lord who hath placed you in so high may the more move you to do your a dignity; as also to beware that duties; ye shall answer plainly to neither you yourselves offend, nor these things, which we, in the name be occasion that others offend. How. of God, and of his Church, shall de. beit ye cannot have a mind and will mand of
you touching the same. thereto of yourselves; for that will
DO you think in your heart, that and ability is given of God alone : you are truly called, according to the therefore ye ought, and have need to will of our Lord JESUS CHRIST, pray earnestly for his holy Spirit. and according to the Canons of this And seeing that ye cannot by any Church, to the order and ministry of other means compass the doing of so Priesthood ? weighty a work, pertaining to the
Answer. I think it. salvation of man, but with doctrine and exhortation taken out of the holy
The Bishop. Scriptures, and with a life agreeable ARE you persuaded that the holy to the same; consider how studious Scriptures contain all doctrine reyeonght to be in reading and learn. quired as necessary for eternal salya. ing the Scriptures, and in framing tion through faith in JEEUS CHRIST? the manners both of yourselves, and land are you determined out of the said Scripturës to instruct the people
The Bishop. committed to your charge, and to WILL you maintain and set for. teach nothing, as necessary to eternal ward, as much as lieth in you, quisalvation, but that which you shall be ctness, peace, and love among, all persuaded may be concluded and Christian people, and especially proved by the Scripture ?
them that are or shall be com. Answer. I am so persuaded, and mitted to your charge ? have so determined, by God's grace.
Answer. I wil 80 do, the LORD The Bishop
being my helper. WILL you then give your faithful
The Bishop diligence, always 80 to minister the
WILL you reverently obey, your doctrine and sacraments, and the dis. Bishop, and other chief ministers, cipline of Christ, as the LORD hath who, according to the Canons of the commanded, and as this Church hath Church, may have the charge and received the same, according to the government over you ; following with commandments of GOD; so that you à glad mind and will their gudly ad. may teach the people committed to monitions, and submitting yourselves your cure and charge, with all dili. to their godly judgments ? gence to keep and observe the same ?
Answer. I will so do, the LORD Answer. will so do, by the help being my helper. of the LORD.
1 Then shall the Bishop, standing up, say, The Bishop.
ALMIGHTY GOD, who halb WILL you be ready with all faith. given you this will to do all these ful diligence to banish and drive things, grant also unto you strength away from the Church all erroneous and power to persorm the same: that and strange doctrines contrary to be may accomplish his work which God's word; and to use both public he hath begun in you, through Jesus and private monitions and exhorta. CHRIST our Lord. Amen. tions, as well to the sick as the whole 1 After this, the congregation shall be desired, within your cures, as need shall re. secretly in their prayers, tu make their humble
supplications to God for all these things : for quire, and occasion shall Le given ?
the which prayers there shall be silence kept for Answer. I will, the LORD being a space. my helper.
1 After which, shall be sung or said by the
Bishop, the persons to be ordained Priests all The Rishop.
kneeling, Veni, Creator Spiritus ; the Bishop
beginning, and the Priests and others that are WILL
present answering by verses, as followeth. and in reading the holy Scriptures, COME, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire, and in such studies as help to the And lighten with celestial fre:
Thou the anointing Spirit art,. knowledge of the same, laying aside
Who dost thy srvenfold gifts impart: the study of the world and the flesh ? Thy blessed unction from above, Answer. I will endeavor so to do,
Is confort, life, and fire of love:
Enable with perpetual light the LORD being my helper.
The dulness of our blinded sight :
Anoint and cheer our soiled face
With the abundance of thy grace:
Keep far our foes, give peace at home, WILL you be diligent to frame Where thou art guide, no ill can como and fashion your own selves, and
Teach us to know the Father, Son,
And thee, of both to be but one: your families, according to the doc. That through the ages all along trine of CHRIST ; and to make both
This may be our endless song, yourselves and them, as much as in
Praise to thy eternal merit,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. you lieth, wholesome examples and
1 Or this : patterns to the flock of CHRIST ? COME, Holy Ghost, eternal God, Answer. I will apply myself there
Proceeding from above, to, the LORD being my helper.
Both from the Father and the Son,
Tha God of peace and love;
Visit our minda, Into our hearts
Evangelists, Doctors, and Pastors ; Thy heavenly grace inspire ; Thai truth and godliness we may
by whose labor and ministry he Pursue with full desire
gathered together a great flock in all Thou art the very Comforter In grief and all distress;
the parts of the world, to set forth The heavenly gift of God most High; the eternal praise of thy holy name:
No tongue can it erpress;
for these so great benefits of thy of joy celestial ;
eternal goodness, and for that thou The Kre so bright, the love so sweet, The unction spiritual.
hast vouchsafed to call these thy Thou in thy gifts art manifold,
servants here present to the same By them Christ's Church doth stand: In faithful hearts thou writ' st thy law,
office and ministry appointed for the The singer of God's hand.
salvation of mankind, we render unto According to thy promise, Lord,
thee most bearty thanks, we praise Thou givest speech with grace'; That, through thy help, God's praisus may and worship thee; and we humbly Resound in every place.
beseech thee by the same thy blessed O Holy Ghost, into our minds Send down thy heavenly light;
Son, to grant unto all, which either Kindle our hearts with ferpent zeal, here or elsewhere call upon thy holy
To serve God day and night :
name, that we may continue to show For, Lord, thou know'st us frail;
ourselves thankful unto thee for these That neither devil, world, nor flesh
and all thy other benefits ; and that Against us may prevail. Put back our enemies far from us,
we may daily increase and go for. And help us to obtain Pence in our hearts with God and man,
ward in the knowledge and faith of The best, the trucst gain ;
thee and thy Son, by the Holy And grant that thou being, 'o Lond, Our leader and our guide,
SPIRIT: so that as well by these We may escape the snares of sin,
thy ministers, as by them over whom And never from the slide.
they shall be appointed thy ministers, Such measures of thy powerful grace Grant, Lord, to us, we pray ;
thy holy name may be for ever gloThat thou may'st be our Comforter rified, and thy blessed kingdom en.
Al the last drendful day. Or strife and of dissension
larged, through the same thy Son Dissolve, O Lord, the bands,
JESUS CHRIST our Lord; who liveth And knit the knots of peace and love
Throughout all Christian lands. and reigneth with thee in the unity Grant us the grace that we may know of the same HOLY SPIRIT, world The Father of all might,
without end. Amen. That we of his beloved Son, May gain the blissful sight;
When this prayer is done, the Bishop with the And that we may with perfect faith
Priosts present, shall lay their hande severally Ever acknowledge thee,
upon the head of every one that receiveth the The Spirit of Father, and of Son,
order of Priesthood; the receivers bumbly One God in Persons three
kneeling, and the Bishop saying, To God the Father laud and praise, And to his blessed Son,
RECEIVE the Holy Ghost for the And to the Holy Spirit of grace,
office and work of a Priest in the Co-equal Three in One. And pray we, that our only Lord
Church of God, now committed unto Would please his Spirit to send
thee by the imposition of our hands : On all that shall profess his name, From hence to the world's end. Amen.
whose sins thou dost forgive, they are # That done, the Bishop shall pray in this wise, forgiven: and whose sins thou dost and say,
retain, they are retained: And be
thou a faithful dispenser of the word ALMIGHTY God and heavenly of God, and of his holy sacraments : Father, who, of thine infinite love and In the name of the FATHER, and of goodness toward us, hast given to us the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. thy only and most dearly beloved Amen. Son Jesus Christ, to be our re
! Or this: deemer, and the author of everlasting TAKE thou authority to executo life; who after he had made perfect the office of a Priest in the Church of our redemption by his death, and was God now committed to thee by the im. ascended into heaven, sent abroad position of our hands; and be thou a into the world his Apostles, Propheta, faithful dispenser of the word of GOD
Let us pray.
and of his holy sacraments : In the ness, and that thy word spoken by name of the FATHER, and of the Son, their mouths may have such success, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. that it may never be spoken in vain.
Then the Bishop sball deliver wuto every one Grant also, that we may have grace of them kneeling, the Bible into his hand, to hear and receive what they shall saying, TAKE thou authority to preach
deliver out of thy most holy word, or the word of God, and to minister agreeably to the same, as the means the holy sacraments in the congre. words and deeds we may seek thy
of our salvation; that in all our gation where thou shalt be lawfully glory, and the increase of thy kingappointed thereunto.
dom, through Jesus CHRIST our I When this is done, the Bishop shall go on in Lord. Amen.
the service of the Communion, which all they
peace of God, which passeth laid upon them, until such time as they have all understanding, keep your hearts received the Communion.
and minds in the knowledge and love The Communion being done, after the last collect, and immediately before the Benedic of God, and of his Son JESUS tion, shall be said this Collect.
Christ our Lord : And the blessing MOST merciful Father, we be of GOD ALMIGHTY, the FATHER, seech thee to send upon these thy the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be servants thy heavenly blessing; that amongst you, and remain with you they may be clothed with righteous-I always. Amen. 1 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 13, as before in this office. Immediately after which, they that are to be made Deacons, shall be examined, and ordained, as above prescribed. Then one of them having read the Gospel, which shall be either out of Saint MalThew 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, us in this office before pointed.
THE FORM OF
ORDAINING OR CONSECRATING A BISHOP.
1 Whep 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
glory, through JESUS CHRIST our
1 And another Bishop shall read thy holy Apostles many excellent The Epistle. I Tim. iii. 1. gifts, and didst charge them to feed THIS is a true saying, If a man thy flocks; give grace, we beseech desire the office of a Bishop. he dethee, to all Bishops, the pastors of sireth a good work. A Bishop then thy Church, that they may diligently must be blameless, the husband of one preach thy word, and duly adminis. wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, ter the godly discipline thereof; and given to hospitality, apt to teach, not grant to the people, that they may given to wine, no striker, not greedy obediently follow the same; that all of filthy lucre, but patient, not a brawl. may receive the crown of everlasting ler, not covetous ; one that ruleth well
his own house, having his children made you overseers, to feed the in subjection with all gravity; for if Church of God, which he hath pur. a man know not how to rule his own chased with his own blood. For I house, how shall he take care of the know this, that after my departing Church of God ? not a novice, lest shall grievous wolves enter in among being lifted up with pride he fall into you, not sparing the fock. Also of the condemnation of the devil. Morc- your own selves shall men arise over he must have a good report of speaking perverse things, to draw them which are without; lest he fall away disciples after them. Therefore into repruach, and the snare of the watch, and remember, that by the devil.
space of three years, I ceased not to Or this:
warn every one, night and day, with For the Epistle. Acts xx. 17.
tears. And now, brethren, I commend
you to God, and to the word of his FROM Miletus, Paul sent to Eph-grace, which is able to build you up, esus, and called the Elders of the and to give you an inheritance among Church. And when they were come all them which are sanctified. I have to him, he said unto thein, Ye know coveted no man's silver, or gold, or from the first day that I came into apparel : yea, ye yourselves know, Asia, after what manner I have been that these lands have ministered unto with you at all seisons, serving the my necessities, and to them that were LORD with all humility of mind, and with me.
I have slıowed you all with many tears and temptations, things how that so laboring ye ought which befel me by the lying in wait to support the weak; and to remem. of the Jews: And how I kept back ber the words of the Lord Jesus, nothing that was profitable unto you, how he said, It is more blessed to but have showed you, and have give than to receive. taught you publicly, and from house
Then another Bishop shall read to house, testifying both to the Jews; and also to the Greeks, repentance
The Gospel. St. John xxi. 15. toward God, and faith toward our Simon son of Jonas, lovest thou me
JESUS saith to Simon Peter, Lord JESUS CHRIST. And now, behold, I go bound in the Spirit unto more than these? He saith unto him, Jerusalem, not knowing the things Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love that shall befal me there; save that the thee. He saith unto him, Feed my Holy Ghost witnesseth in every
lambs. He saith to him again the city, saying, that bonds and affilic. second time, Simon son of Jonas, tions abide me.
But none of these lovest thou me? He saith unto him, things move me, neither count I
Lord; thou knowest that I love
my life dear unto myself, so that I might thee. He saith unto him, Feed my finish my course with joy, and the sheep. He saith unto him the third ministry which I have received of time, Simon son of Jonas, lovest thou the Lord Jesus;
to testify the Gospel me? Peter was grieved because he of the grace of God. And
said unto him the third time, Lovest hold, I know that ye all, among whom
thou me ?
And he said unto him, I have gone preaching the kingdom Lord, thou knowest all things: thou of God, shall see my face no more. knowest that I love thee. JESUS Wherefore I take you to record this saith unto him, Feed my sheep. day, that I am pure from the blood of 1 Or this: St. John XX. 19. all men : for I'have not shunned to THE same day at evening, being declare unto you all the counsel of the first day of the week, when the God. Take heed, therefore, unto doors were shut where the disciples yourselves, and to all the flock, over were assembled for fear of the Jews, the which the Holy Ghost hath came Jesus and stood in the midst,