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Let us pray.
And knit theknots of peace and love these and all thy other benefits ;
Throughout ull Christian lands. Grant us the grace that we may know and that we may daily increase The Father of all might,
and go forwards in the knowThat we of his beloved Son,
ledge and faith of thee and thy May gain the blissful sight; And that we may with perfect faith
Son, by the Holy Spirit : So that Ever acknowledge thee,
as well by these thy Ministers, as The Spirit of Father, and of Son, by them over whom they shall
One God in Persons Three.
be appointed thy Ministers: thy Aud to his blessed Son,
holy name may be for ever gloriAnd to the Holy Spirit of Grace,
fied, and thy blessed kingdom enCo-equal Three in One.
larged, through the same thy Son And pray we, that our only Lord Would please his Spirit to send
Jesus Christ our Lord; who liveth On all that shall profess his name, and reigneth wiih thee in the unity
From hence to the world's end. Amen. of the same Holy Spirit, world I That done, the Bishop shall pray in without end. Amen. this wise, and say,
When this prayer is done, the Bishop with the priests present, shall lay their
hands severally upon the head of every ALMIGHTY God and heaven one that receiveth the Order of priest
ly Father, who, of thine in. hood; the receivers humbly kneeling, finite love and goodness towards and the Bishop saying, us, hast given to us thy only and RECEIVE the Holy Ghost for most dearly beloved Son Jesus
the office and work of a priest Christ, to be our Redeemer, and in the Church of God, now comthe Author of everlasting life ; mitted unto thee by the imposia who after he had made perfect tion of our hands : whose sins thou our redemption by his death, and
'e, they are forgiven : was ascended into heaven, sent
and whose sins thou dost retain, abroad into the world his Apos- they are retained : And be thou a tles, Prophets, Evangelists, Doc. faithful Dispenser of the word of tors, and Pastors; hy whose labour God, and of his holy Sacraments : and ministry he gathered together In the name of the Father, and of a great flock in all the parts of the the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. world, to set forth the eternal Amen. praise of thy holy name: For
Or this: these so greai benefits of thy eter- TAKE thou authority to exe. nal goodness, and for that thou
cute the office of a Priest in bast vouchsafed to call these thy the Church of God now commitservants here present to the same ted to thee by the imposition of Office and Ministry appointed for our hands ; and be thou a faiththe salvation of mankind, we ren- ful Dispenser of the word of God, der unto thee most hearty thanks, and of his holy Sacraments: In we praise and worship thee; and the name of the Father, and of we humbly beseech thee by the the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. same thy blessed Son, to grant un
Amen. to all, which either here or else
11 Then the Bishop shall deliver to eve
ry one of them kneeling, the Bible where call upon thy holy name, into his hand, saying, show that we may continue to TAKE thon authority to preach ourselves thankful unto thee for the word of God, and to mi
nister the holy Sacraments in the never be spoken in vain. Grant Congregation where thou shalt also, that we may have grace to be lawfully appointed thereunto. hear and receive what they sball " When this is done, the Bishop shall go deliver out of thy most holy word,
on in the Service of the Communion, or agreeably to the same, as the which all they who receive Orders shall means of our salvation ; that in all take together, and remain in the same place where hands were laid upon our words and deeds we may them, until such time as they have seek thy glory, and the increase received the Commimion.
of thy kingdom, through Jesus I The Communion being done, after Christ our Lord. Amen.
the last Collect, and immediately before the Benediction, shall be said this THE peace of God, which pass Collect.
eth'all understanding, keep Most merciful Father, we be your hearts and minds in the
seech thee to send upon knowledge and love of God, and these thy servants thy heavenly of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord blessing; that they may be cloth- And the blessing of God Almighed with righteousness, and that ty, the Father, the Son, and the thy word spoken by their mouths Holy Ghost, be amongst you, and may have such success, that it may remain with you always. Amen. 1 And if, on the same day, the Order of Deacons be given to some, and the Orde of Priesthood to others; the Deacons shall be first presented, and then the Priests; and it shall.suffice that the Litary 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 is abovo prescribed. Then one of them having read the Gospel, which shall be either out of Saint Matthew, 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, as in this office before appointed
THE FORM OF Ordaining or Consecrating a Bishop. & When all things are duly prepared in the Church, and set in order, after Mord
ing 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 The Collect
the people, that they may obeA LMIGHTY God, who by thy diently follow the same ; that all
Son Jesus Christ didst give may receive the crown of everto thy holy Apostles many excel-lasting glory, through Jesus Christ lent gifts, and didst charge them our Lord. Amen. to feed thy flock; give grace, we And another Bishop sball read beseech thee, to all Bishops, the Pastors of thy Church, that they
The Epistle. 1 Tim. iii. 1. may diligently preach thy word, THIS is a true saying, If a man and duly administer the godly desire the office of a Bisbop, discipline thereof; and grant to'he desireth a good work. A B.
shop, then must be blameless, the me. But none of these things husband of one wife, vigilant, so- move me, neither count I my life ber, of good behaviour, given to dear unto myself, so that I might hospitality, apt to teach, potgiven finish my course with joy, and the to wine, no striker, not greedy ministry which I have received of of fltby lucre, but patient, not a the Lord Jesus ; 10 testify the brau ler, not covetous; one that Gospel of the grace of God. And ruleth well his own house, having now, behold, I know that ye all, his children in subjection with all among whom I have gone preachgr.vity ; for if a man know noting the kingdom of God, shall see how to rule bis own house, how my face no more. Wherefore I shall he take care of the Church take you to record this day, that of God ? not a novice, lest being I am pure from the blood of all listed up with pride be fall into men: For I have not shunned to the condemnation of the devil. declare unto you all the counsel Moreover he must have a good of God. Take heed, therefore, report to them which are with unto yourselves, and to all the
lest he fall into reproach, flock, over the which the Holy and the snare uf the devil. Ghost hath made you overseers, 1 Or this: For the Epistle.
to feed the Church of God, which
he hath purchased with his own Acts, xx. 17.
blood. For I know this, that af. FROM Miletus, Paul sent to ter my departing shall grievous
Ephesus, and called the El-wolves enter in among you, not ders of the Church.' And when sparing the flock. Also of your they were come to him, he said own selves shall men arise speak. unio them, Ye Know from the ing perverse things, to draw away first day that I came into Asia, disciples after them. Therefore. after what' manner I have been watch, and remember. that by with you at all seasons, serving the space of three years, I ceased the Lord with all hunility of not in warn every one, night and mind, and with many tears and day, with tears. And now, bretemptations, which befel me by thren, 1 commend you to God, the lying in wait of the Jews: and to the word of his grace. And how I kept back nothing wbich is able to build you up, and that was profitable unto you, but to give you an inheritance among
have showed you, and bave iaught all them wbich are sanctified. * you pubhcly, and from house to have coveted no man's silver, or
louse, testifying both to the Jews, gold, or apparel : yea, ye youraud also to the Greeks, repent- selves know. that these bands have apr. toward God, and faith to- ministered, unto my necessities, ward our Lord Jesus Christ. And and to them that were with me. now, behold, I go bound in the I have showed you all things, how Spirit unto Jerusalem, not know that so labouring yeonght to suping the things that shall befal me port the weak; and to remember there; save that the Holy Ghostlihe words of the Lord Jesus, how witnesseib in every city, saying, he said, It is more blessed to give That bonds and allictions abide than to receive.
1 Then another Bishop shall read Igiven unto me in heaven and in The Gospel. St. John, xxi. 15. earth. Goye therefore and teach JESUS saith to Simon Peter, all nations, baptizing them in the
Simon son of Jonas, lovest name of the Father, and of the thou me more than these? He Son, and of the Holy Ghost; saith unto him, Yeu, Lord; thou teaching them to observe all things knowest that I love thee. He saith whatsoever I have commanded unto him, Feed my, lambs. He you: and lo, I am with you alway, saith to him again the second seven unto the end of the world. time, Simon Son of Jonas, lovest 9 After the Gospel and the Sermon are thou me? He saith unto him, ended, the elected Bishop, vested with Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I
his Rochet, shall be presented by two
Bishops of this Church unto the presidlove thee. He saith unto him, ing Bishop, or to the Bishop appointed, Feed my sheep. He saith unto sitting in his Chair near the holy Table; him the third time, Simon son of the Bishops who present him saying, Jonas, lovest thou me ?. Peter REVEREND Father in God, was grieved because he said unto we present unto you this him the third time, Lovest thou godly and well-learned man to be me? And he said unto him, ordained and consecrated Bishop Lord, thou knowest all things : " Then shall the presiding Bishop dethou knowest that I love thee.
mand testimonials of the Person pre
sented for Consecration, and shall Jesus saith unto bim, Feed my cause them to be read. sheep.
" He shall then require of him the fol? Or this: St. John, IX. 19.
lowing Promise of Conformity to the
Doctrine, Discipline, and Worship of THE same day at evening, be the Protestant Episcopal Church.
ing the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where IN the name of God, Amen. I
N. chosen Bishop of the Prothe disciples were assembled for ftestant Episcopal Church in N. fear of the Jews, came Jesus and do promise conformity and obestood in the midst, and saith unto dience to the doctrine, discipline, them, Peace be unto you. And and worship of the Protestant when he had so said, be showed Episcopal Church in the United unto them his hands and bis side. States of America : So help me Then were the disciples glad, God, through Jesus Christ. when they saw the Lord. Then Then the presiding Bishop sball move saith Jesus to them again, Peace the Congregation present to pray, be unto you: As my Father hath saying thus to them: sent me, even so send 1 you. And BRETHREN, it is written in when he had said this, he breathed the Gospel of St. Luke, That on them, and saith unto them, our Saviour Christ continued the Receive ye the Holy Ghost : whole night in prayer, before de Whosesoever sins ye remit, they chose and sent forth his twelve are · remitted unto them; and Apostles. It is written also, That whosesoever sins ye retain, they the holy Apostles prayed, before are retained.
they ordained Maithias to be of T Or this: St. Matt. xvii. 18. the number of the twelve Let 16, Jesus came and spake unto therefore, following the example
them, saying, All power is of our Saviour Jesus Christ, and
bis Apostles, offer up our prayers to government in the Church of to Almighty God, before we ad-Christ, which he hath purchased mit and send forth this person with no less price than the effusion presented unto us, to the work of his own blood; before we adwhereunto we trust the Holy mit you to this administration, we Ghost hath called him,
will examine you in certain arti1 And then shall be said the Litány; cles, to the end that the congre
save only, that after this place, Thai gation present may have a trial, it may please thee to illuminate all Biland bear witness, how you are shops, &c. the proper Suffrage shall be,
minded to behave yourself in the THAT it may please thee to Church of God.
bless this our brother elected, ARE you persuaded, that you and to send thy grace upon him,
are truly called to this ministhat he may duly execute the of- tration, according to the will of fice whereunto he is called to our Lord Jesus Christ, and the the edifying of thy Church, and order of this Church to the honour, praise, and glory
finswer. I am so persuaded. of thy name;
The presiding Bishop. Answer. We beseech thee to ARE you persuaded, that the hear us, good Lord.
holy Scriptures contain all 1 Then shall be said this Prayer follow-doctrine required as necessary ing
for eternal salvation through faith Α' LMIGHTY God, giver of all in Jesus Christ : And are you
good things, who by thy Holy determined, out of the same boly Spirit best appointed divers or. Scriptures, to instruct the people ders of Ministers in thy Church ;)
committed to your charge, and mercifully behold this thy servant to teach or maintain nothing, as now called to the work and mi- necessary to eternal salvation, nistry of a Bishop ; and so re- but that which you shall be perplenish him with the truth of thy suaded, may be concluded and doctrine, and adorn him with in- proved hy the same? nocency of life, that both by word Answer. I am so persuaded, and deed he may faithfully serve
and determined by God's grace. thee in this ofice, to the glory of
The presiding Bishop. thy name, and the edifying and WILL you then faithfully exwell-governing of thy Church, ercise yourself in the holy through the merits of our Saviour Scriptures, and call upon God by Jesus Christ, who liveth and prayer for the true understandreigneth with thee and the Holyling of the same ; so that you may Ghost, world withoutend. Amen. be able by them to teach and es. T Then the presiding Bishop, sitting in bort with wholesome doctrine, his Chair, shall say to him that is to and to withstand and convince
the gainsayers? BROTHER. forasmuch as the Answer. I will so do, by the
holy Scripture and the an- help of God. cient canons cominand that we The presiding Bishop. should not be hasty in laying on ARE you ready, with all faith hands, and admitting any person
ful diligence, to banish and