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saith unto him, Yea, Lord, thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord, thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep. He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep. Or else this. St. John xx. 19. HE same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus, and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord. Then saith Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the holy Ghost. Whosesoever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose
soever sins ye retain, they are retained.
Or this. St. Matth. xxviii. 18. Jr. came and spake unto
them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them. In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.
Church and See of N. do profess him, that he may duly execute and promise all due reverence the Office whereunto he is called, and obedience to the Archbishop to the edifying of thy Church, and to the Metropolitical Church and to the honour, praise and of N. and to their Successors : glory of thy Name; So help me God, through Jesus Answer. We beseech thee to Christ.
hear us, good Lord. 9 This Oath shall not be made at the Con- | q Then shall be said this Prayer following: secration of an Archbishop.
A LMIGHTY God, giver of Then the Archbishop shall move the Con A all good things, who by thy gregation present to pray, saying thus to them:
° | Holy Spirit hast appointed diDRETHREN, it is written
vers Orders of Ministers in thy D in the Gospel of Saint Luke,
Church; Mercifully behold this That our Saviour Christ conti thy servant now called to the nued the whole night in prayer,
Work and Ministry of a Bishop; before he did choose and send
and replenish him so with the forth his twelve Apostles. It is truth of thy doctrine, and adorn written also in the Acts of the
him with innocency of life, that, Apostles, That the Disciples who
both by word and deed, he may were at Antioch did fast and faithfully serve thee in this Ofpray, before they laid hands on
fice, to the glory of thy Name, Paul and Barnabas, and sent
and the edifying and well-gothem forth. Let us therefore,
verning of thy Church ; through following the example of our Sa
the merits of our Saviour Jesus viour Christ, and his Apostles,
Christ, who liveth and reigneth first fall to prayer, before we ad
with thee and the Holy Ghost, mit, and send forth this person
world without end. Amen. presented unto us, to the work
I Then the Archbishop, sitting in his chair, whereunto we trust the Holy shall say to him that is to be Consecrated, Ghost hath called him.
DROTHER, forasmuch as
D the holy Scripture and the 4 And then shall be said the Litany, as be'fore in the Form of Ordering Beacons, ancient Canons command, that save only, that after this place That it may | we should not be hasty in laying please thee to illuminate all Bishops, &c. the proper Suffrage there following shall be
on hands, and admitting any peromitted, and this inserted instead of it; son to Government in the Church THAT it may please thee to of Christ, which he hath purchas
1 bless this our Brother elected with no less price than the ed, and to send thy grace upon effusion of his own blood ; before I admit you to this Admi- | teach and exhort with wholenistration, I will examine you in some Doctrine, and to withstand certain Articles, to the end that and convince the gainsayers ? the Congregation present may. Answer. I will so do, by the have a trial, and bear witness, help of God. how you be minded to behave
The Archbishop. yourself in the Church of God.
A RE you ready, with all faithA RE you persuaded that you A ful diligence, to banish and A be truly called to this Min- drive away all erroneous and istration, according to the will of strange doctrine contrary to God's our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Word; and both privately and order of this Realm ?
openly to call upon and encouAnswer. I am so persuaded. rage others to the same ? The Archbishop.
Answer. I am ready, the Lord A RE you persuaded that the being my helper. A holy Scriptures contain suffi
The Archbishop. ciently all Doctrine required of necessity for eternal salvation
T W ILL you deny all ungod
W liness and worldly lusts, through faith in Jesus Christ ?
| and live soberly, righteously, and And are you determined out of the same holy Scriptures to in
godly, in this present world; struct the people committed to
that you may shew yourself in
all things an example of good your charge; and to teach or
works unto others, that the admaintain nothing as required of necessity to eternal salvation, but
versary may be ashamed, having that which you shall be persuad
nothing to say against you ? ed may be concluded and proved Answer. I will so do, the Lord by the same?
being my helper. Answer. I am so persuaded,
The Archbishop. and determined, by God's grace.
W ILL you maintain and set The Archbishop.
forward, as much as shall W I LL you then faithfully lie in you, quietness, love, and
exercise yourself in the peace among all men ; and such same holy Scriptures, and call as be unquiet, disobedient, and upon God by prayer, for the true criminous, within your Diocese, understanding of the same; so correct and punish, according to as you may be able by them to such authority as you have by
* Then shall the Bishop elect put on the rest of the Episcopal habit; and kneeling down, Veni, Creator Spiritus, shall be sung or said over him, the Archbishop beginning, and the Bishops, with others that are present, answering by verses, as followeth.
CoMo. Holy Ghost, our souls in-
Keep far our foes, give peace at home: Where thou art guide, no ill can come. Teach us to know the Father, Son, And thee, of both, to be but One.
That, through the ages all along,
This may be our endless song;
- Or this. OME, Holy Ghost, eternal God, &c.
As before in the form for Ordering Priests.
* That ended, the Archbishop shall say,
Lord, hear our prayer.
Answer. And let our cry come unto thee. Let us pray.
LMIGHTY God, and most merciful Father, who of thine infinite goodness hast given thine only and dearly beloved Son Jesus Christ, to be our Redeemer, and the Author of everlasting life; who, after that he had made perfect our Redemption by his death, and was ascended into heaven, poured down his
gifts abundantly upon men, mak- 19 Then the Archbishop shall deliver him ing some Apostles, some Pro- |
the Bible, saying, phets, some Evangelists, some GIVE heed unto reading, Pastors and Doctors, to the edi U exhortation, and doctrine. fying and making perfect his Think upon the things contained Church ; Grant, we beseech thee, in this Book. Be diligent in them, to this thy servant such grace, that the increase coming thereby that he may evermore be ready may be manifest unto all men. to spread abroad thy Gospel, the Take heed unto thyself, and to glad tidings of reconciliation with doctrine, and be diligent in doing thee; and use the authority given them: for by so doing thou shalt him, not to destruction, but to both save thyself and them that salvation; not to hurt, but to | hear thee. Be to the flock of help: so that as a wise and faith Christ a shepherd, not a wolf; ful servant, giving to thy family feed them, devour them not. their portion in due season, he Hold up the weak, heal the sick, may at last be received into ever- / bind up the broken, bring again lasting joy; through Jesus Christ the out-casts, seek the lost. Be our Lord, who, with thee and so merciful, that you be not too the Holy Ghost liveth and reign- remiss; so minister discipline, eth, one God, world without end. that you forget not mercy: that Amen.
when the chief Shepherd shall
appear you may receive the neverI Then the Archbishop and Bishops present
fading crown of glory; through shall lay their hands upon the head of the elected Bishop kneeling before them upon
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. his knees, the Archbishop saying, DECEIVE the holy Ghost, |
T Then the Archbishop shall proceed in the
Communion-Service, with whom the new 1 for the Office and Work of Consecrated Bishop (with others) shall a Bishop in the Church of God, also communicate. now committed unto thee by the
| And for the last Collect, immediately be
fore the Benediction, shall be said these Name of the Father, and of the Prayers. Son, and of the Holy Ghost. M OST merciful Father, we Amen. And remember that thou
M beseech thee to send down stir up the grace of God which upon this thy servant thy heavenis given thee by this Imposition ly blessing; and so endue him of our hands : for God hath not with thy holy Spirit, that he, given us the spirit of fear, but of preaching thy Word, may not power, and love, and soberness. I only be earnest to reprove, be