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ting in his Chair near the holy Table; ance among all them which are sanctified.

the Bishops who present him saying, have coveted no or , EVEREND Father in God, we prethat these hands have ministered unto learned Man to be ordained and consemy necessities, and to them that were secrated Bishop. with me. I have showed you all things. Then

shall the Presiding Bishop demand how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak; and to remember the Testimonials of the Person presented words of the Lord Jesus, low he said,

It for Consecration, and shull cause them

to be read. is more blessed to give than to receive. Then another Bishop shall read

# He shull then require of him the follow

ing Promise of Conformity to the DocThe Gospel. St. John xxi. 15.

trine, Discipline, and Worship of the ESUS saith to Simon Peter, Simon OF

Protestant Episcopal Church.

N the name God Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. He saith Church in N. do promise conformity and umo hin again the secondtime, Simon son obedience to the doctrine, discipline, and of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto worship of the Protestant Episcopal him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love Church in the United States of America thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep. So help me God, through Jesus Christ.“, He saith unto him the third time, Simon T Then the Presiding Bishop shall mor son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was the Congregation present to pray, saying grieved because he said unto him the thus to them: third time, Lovest thou me? And he said thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus Christ continued the whole night in unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things: BRETHREN, it is written in the Gios.

pel of St. Luke, That our Saviour saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

prayer, before he chose and sent forth 1 Or this : St. John XX. 19. his twelve Apostles. It is written also,

first day of the week, when the doors they ordained Matthias to be of the numwere shut where the disciples were as- ber of the twelve. Let us, therefore, folsembled for fear of the Jews, came Je- lowing the example of our Saviour sus and stood in the midst, and saith un-Christ, and his Apostles, offer up our 10 tbem, Peace be unto you. And when prayers to Almighty God, before we ad he had so said, he showed unto them his mit and send forth this Person presented hands and his side. Then were the dis- unto us, to the work whereunto we trust iples glad, when they saw the Lord. the Holy Ghost hath called him. Then saith' Jesus to them again, Peace 1 And then shall be said the litany; save be into you: As my Father hath sent me,

only, that after this place, That it may von so send I you. And when he had

please thee to illuminate all Bishops, said this, he breathed on them, and saith anto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:

&c. the proper Suffrage shall be, whose soever sins ye remit, they are ro- THAT it may please thee to bless this mitted unto them; and whose soever kins ye retain, they are retained. grace upon him, that he may duly exe

ecute the office wherunto he is called, Or this: St. Matt. xxviii. 18.

to the edifying of thy Church, and to the ESUS came and spake unto them, honour, praise, and glory of thy name.

Answer. We beseech thee to hear us, m heaven and in earth. Go. ye there good Lord. Pure and teach at nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the

1 Then shall be said this Prayer fol Son, and of the Holy Ghost; teaching

lowing baten toominereal youngesa whatsoeveam have commanded you: and lo, I am thirgs, who by thy Holy Spirit hast with you alway, even unto the end of appoint d divers orders of Ministers in the world.

thy Church; mercifully behold this thy 3ftur the Gospel and the Sermon are servait now called to ihe work and mi

ended, the elected Bishop, vested with nistry of a Bishop; and so replenish him kis Rochet, shall be Presented by trvo Bin with the truth of thy doctrine, and adorn shop" of this Church unto the presiding bin, with innocency of life, that both Bishop, oo to the Bishop appointed, sit-I by word and deedi he may faithiully

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serve thee in this office, to the glory of an example of good works unto others, thy name, and the edifying and well- that the adversary may be ashamed, bava governing of thy Church, through the ing nothing to say against you? merits of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who Answer. "I will so do, the Lord being liveth and reigneth with thee and the my helper. Holy Ghost, world without end. Amen. The Presiding Bishop. 4 Then the Presiding Bishop, sitting in Wochas shall lie in you, quiet

his Chair, shall say to him that is to be consecrated,

ness, love, and peace among all men; and BROTHER , Erasmuch as the holy like one reine deutsch discipline, as the mand that we should

not be basty in lay-order of this Church, is committed to ing on hands, and admitting any person

Answer. I will so do, by the help of to government in the Church of Christ,

God. which he hath purchased with no less price than the effusion of his own blood;

The Presiding Bishop. before we admit you to this administra W"

TILL you be faithful in ordaining, tion, we will examine you in certain arti

sending, or laying hands upon cles, to the end that the congregation others? present may have a trial, and bear wit

Answer. I will so be, by the help of

God ness, how you are minded to behave yourself in the Church of God.

The Presiding Bishop. A REyou persuaded, that you are truly Wibe mer show yourself gentle, and to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ, and poor and needy people, and to all stranthe order of this Church ?

gers destitute of help? Answer. I am so persuaded.

Answer. I will so show myself, by

God's help. The Presiding Bishop. T Then the Presiding, Bishop, standing A seriour persuaded that the holy

up, shall say, quired as necessary for eternal salvation A ther, who hathe given you a good will through faith in Jesus Christ? And are to do all these things, grant also unto you you determined, out of the same holy strength and power to perform the same Scriptures, to instruct the people commit- that he accomplishing in you the good ted to your charge, and to teach or main-work which he hath begun, you may be tain nothing, as necessary to eternal salva- found perfect and irreprehensible at the tion, but that which you shall be persua. latter day, through Jesus Christ our Lord. ded, may be concluded and proved by the Amen. Same?

Answer. I am so persuaded, and do. Then shall the Bishop, elect put on the termined, by God's grace,

rest of the Episcopal

Habit ; and, kneel, The Presiding Bishop.

ing down, Veni, Creator Spiritus, shall W

be sung or said over him, the Presiding yourself in the holy Scriptures, and Bishop beginning, and the Bishops, with call upon God by prayer, for the true un

others that are present, answering by derstanding of the same; so that you may

Verses, as followeth : bishable by cheme to teachfand erhielt with COME Hire Chose celestial hiperspire

, and convince the gainsayers ?

Thou the anointing Spirit art, Answer. I will so do, by the help of God. Who dost thy sevenfold gifts impart:

The Presiding Bishop, Thy blessed Unction from above, A Love :

gence, to banish and drive away Enable with perpetual light from the Church all erroneous and The dulness of our blinded sight : strange doctrine contrary to God's word; Anoint and cheer our soiled face and both privately and openly to call up. With the abundance of thy grace : on and encourage others to the same? Keep far our foes, give peace at home,

Answer. I am ready, the Lord being where thou art Guide, no ill can come. my helper.

Teach us to know the Father, Son, The Presiding Bishop: And Thee, of both to be but One:

, worldly lusts, and live soberly, righ- This may be our endless song ; teously, and godly in this present world; Praise to thy eternal merit, hat vou may slow yourself in all things Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

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Or this:

1 # That ended, the Presiding Bishop shall , God,

say, Proceeding from above,

Lord, hear our prayer ; Both from the Father and the Son

Ans. And let our cry come unto thee. The God of peace and love ;

Presiding Bishop. Let us pray. Visit our minds, into our hearts

A Thy beavenly grace inspire;

Father, who of thine infinite good!. That truth and godliness we may ness hast given thine only and dearly bePursue with full desire.

loved Son Jesus Christ, to be our ReThou art the very Comforter

deemer, and the Author of everlasting La grief and all distress;

life; who, after that he had made perfect The heavenly gift of God most High; our redemption by his death, and was asNo tongue can it express;

cended into heaven, poured down his The fountain and the living spring gifts abundantly upon men, making some Of joy celestial;

Apostles, some Prophets, some EvanThe fire so bright, the love so sweet, gelists, some Pastors and Doctors, to the The Unction Spiritual.

edifying and making perfect his Church; +420 Thou in thy gifts art manifold, grant, we beseech thee, to this thy servant

By them Christ's Church doth stand: such grace, that he may evermore be In faithful hearts thou writ'st thy law, ready to spread abroad thy gospel, the The finger of God's hand.

glad tidings of reconciliation with thee; According to thy promise, Lord, and use the authority given him, not to

Thou givest speech with grace; destruction, but to salvation; not to hurt, That, through tky help, God's praises may but to help: so that as a wise and faithful Resound in every place.

servant, giving to thy family their portion O Holy Ghost, into our minds

in due season, he may at last be receired Send down thy heavenly light; into everlasting joy,through Jesus Christ Kindle our hearts with fervent zeal, our Lord, who, with thee and the Holy To serve God day and night.

Ghost, liveth and reigneth, one God, Our weakness strengthen and confirm, world without end. Amen.

For, Lord, thou know'st us frail; 1 Then the Presiding Bishop and Bishups That neither devil, world, nor flesh, present, shall lay their Hands upon the Against us may prevail.

Head of the elected Bishop, kneeling Put back our enemies far from us, before them, the Presiding Bishop say

And help us to obtain i Peace in our hearts with God and man, ÉCEIVE the Holy Ghost, for the The best, the truest gain;

a And grant that thou being, O Lord, Church of God, now committed unto thee Our leader and our guide,

by the imposition of our hands: In the We may escape the snares of sin,

name of the Father, and of the Son, and And never from thee slide.

of the Holy Ghost. Amen. And remem Such measures of thy powerful grace ber that thou stir up the grace of God, Grant, Lord, to us, we pray;

which is given thee by this imposition of That thou may'st be ouer Comforter our hands: For God hath not given us tlie At the last dreadful day.

spirit of fear; but of power, and love, and Of strife and of dissention

soberness. Dissolve, O Lord, the bands,

1 Then the Presiding Bishop, shall deliver And knit the lenots of peace and love

him the Bible, saying, Throughout all Christian lands. Grant us the grace that we may know and doctrine; think upon the things The Father of all might,

contained in this book; be diligent in That we of his beloved Son,

them, that the increase coming thereby May gain the blissful sight;

may be manifest unto all men. for by so And that we may with perfect faith doing thou shalt both save thyself and Ever acknowledge thee,

them that hear thee. Be to the flock of The Spirit of Father, and of Son, Christ a shepherd, not a wolf; feed them, One God in Persons Three.

devour them not: Hold up the weak, To God the Father laud and praise, heal the sick, bind up the broken, bring And to his blessed Son:

again the outcasts, seek the lost. 'Be so And to the Holy Spirit of Grace, merciful, that you be not too remiss; so Co-equal Three in One.

minister discipline, that you forget not Ard pray we, that our only Lord mercy; that when the Chief Shepherd

Would please his Spirit to send shall appear, you may receive the never. On all thai shall profess his name, fading crown of glory, through Jesus

From hence to the world's end. Amen. Christ our Lord. Amen.

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1 Then the Presiding Bishop shall pro- example in word, in conversation, in ceed in the Communion Service

. ; with love, in faith, in chastity, and in purity; whom the new consecrated Bishop, with that faithfully fulfilling his course, at others, shall also communicate.

the latter day be may receive the crown 5 And for the last Collect, imnediately of righteousness laid up by the Lord, the

hefore the Benediction, shall be said this righteous Judge, who liveth and reignPrayer:

eth one God with the Father and the

Holy Ghost, world without end. Amen. TOST merciful Father, we beseech

understanding, keep your hearts servant thy heavenly blessing; and so and minds in the knowledge and love of endue him with thy lloly Spirit, that he God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our preaching thy word, may not only be Lord: And the blessing of God Almighearnest to reprove, beseech, and rebuke ty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy with all patience and doctrine; but also Ghost, be amongst you, and remain with may be to such as believe, a wholesome you always. Amen.

The Litany and Suffrages.

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Good Lord, deliver us. mercy upon us miserable sinners. From lightning and tempest; front O God, the Father of heaven; have mercy plague, pestilence, and famine; from upon us miserable sinners.

battle, and murder, and from sudder o God the Son, Redeemer of the death; world; have mercy upon us miserable Good Lord, deliver us. sinners.

From all sedition, privy conspiracy O God the Son, Redeemer of the world; and rebellion; from all false doctrine have mercy upon us miserable sinners. heresy, and schism; from hardness of

O God the Holy Ghost, proceeding heart, and contempt of thy word and from the Father and the Son; have mer-commandment; cy upon us miserable sinners.

Good Lord, deliver us. O God the Holy Ghost, proceeding from By the mystery of thy holy incarnathe Father and the Son; have mercy upon tion; by thy holy nativity and circumciu miserable sinners.

sion; by thy baptism, fasting, and tempO holy, blessed, and glorious Trinity, tation ; three Persons, and one God; have mercy Good Lord, deliver us. tipon us miserable sinners.

By thine agony and bloody sweat; by O holy, blessed, and glorious Trinity, thy cross and passion; by thy precious Three Persons, and one God; have mercy death and burial; by thy glorious resur. upon us miserable sinners.

rection and ascension; and by the coming Remember not, Lord, our offences, of the Holy Ghost; nor the offences of our forefathers; nei Good Lord, deliver us. ther take thou vengeance of our sins : In all time of our tribulation; in all Spare us, good Lord, spare thy people, time of our prosperity; in the hour of whom thou hast redeemed with thy most | death, and in the day of judgment; precious blood, and be not angry with as Good Lord, deliver us. for ever.

We sinners, do beseech thee to hear Spare us, good Lord.

us, O Lord God; and that it may please From all evil and mischief; from sin; thee to rule and govern thy holy Church from the crafts and assaults of the devil, universal in the right way, from thy wrath, and from everlasting damnation;

We bescech thec to hear us, good Lord. Good Loid, delider us.

That it may please thee to bless and From all blindness of heart; from preserve all Christian rulers and magis. pride, vain glory, and hypocrisy; from trates; giving them grace to execute ritableness; envy, hatred, and malice, and all uncha- justice, and to maintain truth;

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. Good Lord, deliver us.

That it may please thee to illuminate From all inordinate and sinful affec-all Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, with tions, and from all the deceits of the true knowledge and understanding of the vorli, the flesh, and the devil;

word, and that both by their preaching

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and living, they may set it forth, and That it may please thee to give us how it accordingly;

true repentance; to forgive us all vur We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. sins, negligences, and ignorances; and That it may please thee to bless these to endue us with the grace of thy Holy hy servants, now to be admitted to the Spirit, to amend our lives according i rder of Deacons (or Priests,] and to thy holy word; pour thy grace upon them; that they We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. nay duly execute iheir office, to the edi Son of God, we beseech thee to hear ying of thy Church, and the glory of us. hy holy name;

Son of God, we beseech thee to hear us. We bescech thee to hear us, good Lord. O Lainb of God, who takest away the

That it may please thee to bless and sins of the world; Keep all thy people;

Grant us thy peace. We bescech thee to hear us, good Lord. O Lamb of God, who takest away the

That it may please thee to give to al sins of the world; hations, unity, peace, and concord; Have mercy upon us.

We déseech thee to hear us, good Lord. ? The Bishop' way, at kis discretion,

That it may please thee to give us an omit all that follows, to the Prayer, feart to love and fear thee, and diligent We humbly beseech thee. O Fathee ly to live after thy commandments; c.

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. Ó Christ, hear us.

That it may please thee to give to all O Christ, hear tus. thy people increase of grace, to hear Lord, have mercy upon us. meekly thy word, and to receive it with Lord, have mercy upon us. pure affection, and to bring forth the Christ, have mercy upon us. fruits of the Spirit;

Christ, have mercy upon us. We beseech chce to hear us, goord Lord. Lord, have mercy upon us.

That it may please thee to bring into Lord, have mercy upon us. the way of truth, all such as have erred " Then shall the Bishop, and the People and are deceived ;

with him, say the Lord's Prayer. UR

Hal That it may please thee to strengthen lowed be thy Name; Thy Kingdom such as do stand, and to comfort and help come; Thy Will be done on Earth, as it the weak-hearted, and to raise up those is in Heaven; Give us this day our daily who fall, and finally to beat down Satan bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as under our feet;

we forgive those who trespass against We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. us; And lead us not into temptation;

That it may please thee to succour, But deliver us from evil. Amen. help, and comfori, all who are in danger, Bishop. O Lord, deal not with us ac. necessity, and tribulation;

cording to our sins; We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. Answer. Neither reward us according

That it may please thee to preserve all to our iniquities. who travel by land or by water, all wo Bishop. Let us pray.

GOD, persons, and young children, and to show thy pity upon all prisoners and heart, nor the desire of such as are sor captives;

rowsúl; mercifully assist our prayers We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. which we make before thee in all our

That it may please thee to defend and troubles and adversities, whensoever provide for the fatherless children and they oppress us; and graciously lear widows, and all who are desolate and us, that those evils which the craft and oppressed;

subtilty of the devil or man worketh We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. against us, may, by thy good providence,

That it may please thee to have mercy be brought to nought; that we thy serupon all men ;

vants, being hurt by no persecutioles, may We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. evermore give thanks unto thee in thy

That it may please thee to forgive our holy Church, through Jesus Christ vur enemies, persecutors, and slanderers, and Lord. to turn their hearts;

O Lord, arise, help us, and deliver us, We bescech thee to n ar us, good Lord. for thy name's sake.

anderers care are a reur ears preserve to our use the kindly fruits of and our fathers have declarert unto the earth, so that in due time we may us, the noble works that thou diilst in enjoy them;

their days, and in the old uitae veture te beseech thee to hear us, gnod Lord. Blen.

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