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The day being appointed for the of the Vestry supplying his place.) new Incumbeni's Institution, at present the keys of the Church ca The usual hour of Morning Pray the new Incumbeni, saying, er, the Ins/itutor, attended by the IN name and behalf of

Parish nei Incumben', and one or more [or Church], 1 do receive and acPresbyters apointed by the Bish- knowledge you, the Rev. A. B. as op, (or, where there is no Bishop, Priest and Rector (or Associated by the Clerical Members of the Rector, or Assistant Minister of Standing Committee) for that the same, and in token thereof, give purpose, shall enter the Church : into your hands the keys of this Then, all the Clergy present Church. standing without the rails of the " Then the new Incumbent shall say, Altar, except the officioring I, A. B. receive these keys of the Priest, who shall go into the - house of God at your hands, as desk; the Wardens, (or, in case the pledges of my Institution, and o of their necessary absence, two your parochial recognition, and proMembers of the Vestry, standing mise to be a faithful Shepherd over un the righi and left of the Altar, you, in the name of the Father, and without the rails; the senior War of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. den, (or the Member of the Vestry 1 Here the Instituting Minister shall supplying his place,) holding the

begin the office. keys of the Church in his hand, Min. The Lord be with you. in

open view, the officialing Priest Ans. And with thy Spirit. shall read Morning Prayer.

Let us pray. Proper Psalms are. DIRECT us, Lord, in all our Psalm cxxii. Psalm cxxxii. Psalm doings, with thy most gracious сxxxiii.

favour, and further us with thy conProper Lessons.

tinual help, that in all our works First. Ezek. Chap xxxiii. verse 1 begun, continued, and ended in thee, to verse 10.

we may glorify thy holy name, and Second. St. John, Chap. X. verse 1 finally by thy mercy obtain everlasting to verse 19.

life, through Jesus Christ our Lord; 1 Morning Prayer ended, the Priest who hath laught us to pray unto thee,

who acts as the Institutor, stand- O Almighty Father, in his prevailing ing within the rails of the Altar, name and words,

Our Father, who art in Heaven, DEARLY beloved in the Lord, we Hallowed be thy Name : Thy King

have assembled for the purpose dom come; Thy Will be done on of instituting the Rev. A. B. into this Earth, as it is in Heaven ; Give us Parish, [or Church,] as Priest and this day our daily bread; And forRector or Associated Rector, or give us our trespasses, as we forAssistant Minister] of the same ; and give those who trespass against us ; we are possessed of your vote that he And lead us not into temptation ; has been so elected; as also of the But deliver us from evil : For thins prescribed Letter of Institution. But is the Kingdom, and the Power, and if any of you can show just cause the Glory, for ever and ever. Amen. why he may not be instituted, we pro 1 Then shall the Priest who acts ceed no further, because we would as the Institutor receive the In. not that an unworthy person should cumbent within the rails of the minister among you.

Altar, and present him the Bible, TIL any objection be offered, the Book of Common Prayer, and

Priesi who acts as the Institutor Books of Canons of the General shall judge whether it afford just and State Convention, saying as cause to suspend the service. No follows : objection being offered, or the RECEIVE these books; and let Priest who acts as the Institutor them be the rule of thy conduct choosing to go on with the service, in dispensing the divine word, in he shall next read the Letter of leading the devotions of the people, Institution, and then shall the and in exercising the discipline of the senior Warden, (or the Member Church; and be thou in all things a

shall say,

Let us pray:

our God.

mitern to the flock committed to thy cine.

MosT gracious God, the giver of ! Then shall be said or sung the all good and perfect gifts, who

following Anthem. of thy wise proridence hast appointed Laudate Nomen.

divers orders in thy Church ; give thy O , ,

name of the Lord : praise it, o vant, to whom the charge of this conye servants of the Lord. Psalm gregation is now committed ; and so CXXXV. verse 1.

replenish him with the truth of thy 2 Ye that stand in the house of the doctrine, and endue him with innoLord; in the courts of the house of cency of life, that he may faithfully Verse 2.

serve before thee, to the glory of thy 3 O praise the Lord, for the Lord great name, and the benefit of thy is gracious : 0 sing praises unto his holy Church, through Jesus Christ, name, for it is lovely. Verse 3. our only Mediator and Redeemer.

4 The Lord is gracious and mer- Amen. iful, long suffering and of great good- O Holy Jesus, who hast purchased Gess. Psalm cxlv. verse 8.

to thyself an universal Church, 5 The Lord is loving unto every and hast promised to be with the Miman; and his mercy is over all his nisters of Apostolic Succession to the works. Verse 9.

erd of the world; be graciously 6 All thy works praise thee, o pleased to bless the ministry and serLord; and thy Saints give thanks vice of him, who is now appointed to unto thee. Verse 10.

offer the sacrifices of prayer and praise 7 The Lord doth build up Jeru-to thee in this house, which is calied salem; and gather together the out. by thy name. May the words of hia casts of Israel. Psalm cxlvii. verse 2. mouth, and the meditation of his

8 He healeth those that are broken heart, be always acceptable in thy in heart; and giveth medicine to heal sight, O Lord, our strength and our their sickness. Verse 3.

Redeemer. Amen. 9. The Lord's delight is in them O God, Holy Ghost, Sanctifier of that fear him, and put their trust in the Faithful, visit, we pray thee, his mercy Verse 11.

this congregation with thy love and fa10 Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem; vour ; enlighten their minds more and praise thy God, o Zion. Verse 12.' more with the light of the everlasting

11 For he hath made fast the bars Gospel ; graft in their hearts a love of thy gates ; and hath blessed thy of the truth; increase in them true children within thee. Verse 13. religion ; nourish them with all good

12 He maketh peace in thy borders; nesa; and of thy great mercy keep and filleth thee with the flour of wheat them in the same, o blessed Spirit, Verse 14.

whom with the Father and the Soil 13 He is our God, even the God of together we worship and glorify as whom cometh salvation ; God is the one God, world without end. Amer.. Lord by whom we escape: death.

Benediction. Psalm lxviii. verse 20.

THE God of peace, who brought 14 O God, wouderful art thou in again from the dead our Lord thy holy places, even the God of Jesus Christ, the great Shepherd of Israel ; he will give strength and the sheep, through the blood of the power unto his people. Blessed be everlasting Covenant, make you perGod. Verse 35.

fect in every good work to do his will, Glory be to the Father, and to the working in you that which is well Son, and to the Holy Ghost; pleasing in his sight, through Jesus

As it was in the beginning, is now, Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever shall be, world without end and ever. Amen. Min. The law was given by Mo- Then shal instituted Minister

kneel a liar to present his Peop. But grace and truth came supplicate for himselfin this hy Jesus Christ.

form: Min. & Peop. Who is God over Ó Lord my God! I am not worthy all, blessed for everinore. Amen.

that thou shouldest come under


my roof; yet thou hast honoured ceptable unto thee. And especially iny servant with appointing him to this congregation present, give the to stand in thy House, and to serve abundance of thy grace ; that with at thy Holy Altar. To thee and to one heart, they may desire the pros. thy service I devoie myself, soul, perity of thy holy Apostolic Church, body, and spirit--with all their pow. and with one mouth, may profess the ers and faculties. Fill my memory faith once delivered to the Saints. with the words of thy law; enlighten Defend them from the sins of heresy my understanding with the illumina- and schism ; let not the foot of tion of the Holy Ghost; and may all pride come nigh to hurt them, nor the the wishes and desires of my will hand of the ungodly to cast them centre in what thou hast commanded. down. And grant that the course And, to make me instrumental in pro- of this world may be so peaceably moting the salvation of the people now ordered by thy Governance, that thy committed to my charge, grant that Church may joyfully serve thee in all I may faithfully administer thy holy godly quietness; that so they may Sacraments, and by my life and doc- walk in the ways of truth and peace, trine set forth thy true and lively and at last be numbered with thy word. Be ever with me in the per- Saints in glory everlasting, through. formance of all the duties of my thy merits, o blessed Jesus, thon ministry ; in prayer, to quicken my gracious Bishop and Shepherd of our devotion ; in praises, to heighten my souls, who art, with the Father and love and gratitude ; and in preaching, the Holy Ghost, one God, wor to give a readiness of thought and without end. Amen. expression suitable to the clearness! Then shall follow the Sermon and excellency of thy Holy Word. and after that the instituted Mi Grant this for the sake of Jesus Christ nister shall proceed to the Com thy Son our Saviour.

munion Serrice, and to adminis. 11 The instituted Minister, standing ter the holy Eucharist to his Con. up, shall say,

gregation; and after the Bene. The Lord be with you.

diction, which he shall always Ans. And with thy spirit.

pronounce) the Wardens, Vestry, Let us pray:

and others, shall salute and wel. Almighty God, who hast built thy come hin, bidding him God speed.

Church upon the foundation of When the Bishop of the Diocese the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus is present at the institution of a Christ himself being the Chief Cor Minister, he shall make to him ner Stone ; grant that, by the opera the address prescribed in this tion of the Holy Ghost, all Christians Office in the form of a letter; and may be so joined together in unity of may perform such other duties spira, and in the bond of peace, that herein assigned the Instituting they may be an Holy Temple ac Minister as he may choose.

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IN pursuance of a resolution of the General Convention of the Protestant Lipiscopal Church in the United States of America, we, the subscribers, s Committee authorized for the purpose, do hereby set forth this Selection et Psalms.


Philadelphia. December 27th, 1832.

Nero York, April 6, 1833. I hereby certify, that this edition of " Psalms in Metre" has been compared with, and corrected by, the edition set forth by the Committee of the Genera Convention


Bishop of the Diocese of New York

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