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and in case of any difference between you and your congregation, as in a separation, and dissolution of all sacerdotal connexion be.. tween you and them, we, your Bishop, with the advice of our Presbyters, are to be the ultimate arbiter and judge.
In witness whereof we have bereunto affixed our Episcopal seal and signature, at this
A. D. and in the
year of our consecration. f In the Case of a Minister to be instituted in a state or Diocese in which there is
no Bishop, the Clerical Members of the Standing Committee shall send the following Letter of Institution, for the proposed Minister, to the Presbyter whom they may appoint as Institutor. To our well-beioved in Christ, A. B. Presbyter, Greeting. WE
"E do by these Presents authorise and empower you Sigillum. to exercise the office of a Priest in the Parish
por Church] of E. And by virtue of the power vested in us, do institute you into said Parish (or Church,] pos.
sessed of full power to perform every act of sacerdotal function among the people of the same; you complying with the rubrics and canons of the Church.
And as a canonically instituted Priest into the office of Rector [Associated Rector, or Assistant Minister, az the case may be) of
Parish, [or Church,] you are to feed that portion of the flock of Christ which is now entrusted to you; not as a manpleaser, but as continually bearing in mind that you are accountable to the ecclesiastical authority of the Church here, and to the Chief Bishop and Sovereign Judge of all hereafter.
And as the Lord hath ordained that they who serve at the altar should live of the things belonging to the altar; so you have our authority to claim and enjoy all the accustomed temporalities appertaining to your cure, until some urgent reason or reasons oceasion a wish in you, or in the congregation committed to your charge, to bring about a separation, and dissolution of all sacerdotal connexion between you and them; of all which you will give us due notice; and in case of any difference between you and your congregation, as to a separation, and dissolution of all sacerdotal counexion between you and them, the ecclesiastical authority of the Church in this diocese (taking the advice and aid of a Bisbop) shall be the ultimate arbiter and judge.,
In witness whereof we have hereunto set our bands and seals, this ✓ The day being appointed for the new Clergy present standing without the
Incumbent's Institution, at the usual rails of the Altar, except the officiating bour of Morning Prayer, the Institu Priest, who shall go into the de k; the tor, attended by the new Incumbent, Wardens, (or, in case of their necessary and one or more Presbyters appointed absence, two Members of the Vestry) by the Bishor, (or, where there is no standing on the right and left of the Bishop, by the Clerical Members of the Altar, without the rails; the senior Standing Committee) for that purpose, Warden, (or the Member of the Vestry shall enter the Church : Then, all the supplying his place,) holding the boys
in the year
of the Church in his hand, in open| 1 Then the new Incumbent shall say, view, the officiating Priest shall read Morning Prayer.
A. B. receive these keys of
the house of God at your Proper Psalms are,
hands, as the pledges of my InPsalm cxxii. Psalm cxxxii. Psalm stitution, and of your parochial cxxxiii.
recognition, and promise to be Proper Lessons.
a faithful Shepherd over you, in First. Ezek. Chap. xxxiii. verse the name of the Father, and of i to verse 10.
the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Second. St. John, Chap x. verse
1 Here the instituting Minister shall 1 to verse 19.
begin the Office.
Min. The Lord be with you. I Morning Prayer ended, the Priest who acts as the Institutor, standing within
Ans. And with thy Spirit. the rails of the Altar, shall say,
Let us proy DEARLY beloved in the Lord. DIRECT us, o Lord, in all our
we have assembled for the doings, with thy most gracious purpose of instituting the Rev. A. favour, and further us with thy B. into this Parish, [or Church] continual belp, that in all our as Priest and Rector for Asso-works begun, continued, and ciated Rector, or Assistant Mi- ended in thee, we may glorify nister) of the same; and we are thy holy name, and finally by thy possessed of your vote that he mercy obtain everlasting life, has been so elected; as also oft.rough Jesus Christ our Lord; the prescribed Letter of Institu- who bath taught us to pray unto tion. But if any of you can show thee, 0 Almighty Father, in his just cause why he may not be in- prevailing name and words, stituted, we proceed no further,
Orr Father, who art in Heaven, because we would not that an un- Hallowed be thy Name ; Thy worthy person should minister Kingdom come ; Thy Will be among you.
done on Earth, as it is in Heaven; 1 If any objection be offered, the Priest Give !Is this day our daily bread who acts as the Institutor shall judge And forgive us our trespasses, as whether itafford just cause to suspend we forgive those wbo trespass fered, or the Priest who acts as the against us; And lead us not into Institutor choosing to go on with the temptation ; But deliver us from service, he shall next read the Letter evil: For thine is the Kingdom, of Institution, and tren shall the se- and the Power, and the Glory, for nior Warden, (or the Member of the Vestry supplying his place) present ever and ever. Amen. the keys of the Church to the new 'Then shall the Priest who acts as the Incumbent, saying,
Institutor receive the Incumbent with
in the rails of the Altar, and present IN name and behalf of
him the Bible, Book of Common Pray Parish, (or Church,] I do re
er, and Books of Canons of the Ceneceive and acknowledge you, the ral and State Convention, saying aus Rey. A. B. as Priest and Rector
follows: (or Associated Rector, or Assist- RE
ECEIVE these books; and let ant Minister) of the same, and them be the rule of thy conin token thereof, give into your duct in dispensing the divine hands the keys of this Church. word, in leading the devotions of
Let us pray;
the people, and in exercising the 13 He is our God, even the discipline of the Church; and be God of whom cometh salvation; thou in all things a pattern to the God is the Lord by whom we flock committed to thy care. escape death. Psaimlxviii. verse T Then shall be said or sung the follow- 20. ing Anthem.
14 O God, wonderful art thou Laudate Nomen. in thy holy places, even the God O Praise the Lord, laud ye the of Israel; he will give strength
name of the Lord: praise it, and power unto his people. BlessOye servants of the Lord. Psalmed be God. Verse 35. XXXV. verse 1.
Glory be to the Father, and to 2 Ye that stand in the honse the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; of the Lord : in the courts of the As it was in the beginning, is bouse of our God. Verse 2. now, and ever shall be, world
3.0 praise the Lord, for the without end. Lord is gracious: O sing praises Min. The law was given by unto his name, for it is lovely. Moses. Verse 3.
Peop. But grace and truth 4 The Lord is gracious and mer- came by Jesus Christ. ciful, long suffering and of great Min. & Peop. Who is God i goudness. Psalm cxiv. verse 8. Jover all, blessed for evermore.
5 The Lord is loving unto every Amen. man; and bis mercy is over all his work. Verse 9.
Most gracious God, the giver 6 All thy works praise thee, of all good and perfect gifts
, O Lord; and thy Saints give who, of thy wise providence bast thanks unto thee, Verse 10. appointed divers orders in thy
7 The Lord doth build up Je. Church ; give thy grace, we be. rusalem; and gather together the seech thee, to thy servant, to outcasts of Israel. Psalm cxlvii. wbom the charge of this congre. verse 2.
gation is now committed ; and so 8 He healeth those that are replenish him with the truth of broken in heart; and giveth me- thy doctrine, and endue him with dicine to heal their sickness. innocency of life, that he may Verse 3.
faithfully serve before thee, to 9 The Lord's delight is in them the glory of thy great name, and that fear bim, and put their trust the benefit of thy holy Church, in his mercy. Verse 11. through Jesus Christ, our only
10 Praise the Lord, O Jeru- Mediator and Redeemer. Amen. Salem, praise thy God, o Zion. O Holy Jesus, who hast por; Verse 12.
chased to thyself an universal 11 For he hath made fast the Church, and hast promised to be bars of thy gates ; and hath bless- with the Ministers of Apostolic ed thy children within thee. Succession to the end of the Verse 13.
world ; be graciously pleased to 12 He maketh peace in thy bless the ministry and service of borders ; and filleth thee with the him, who is now appointed 10 thour of wheat. Verse 14. foffer the sacrifices of prayer and
in praise to thee in this house, which lighten my understanding with
is called by thy name. May the the illumination of the Holy words of his mouth, and the me- Ghost; and may all the wishes ditation of his heart be always and desires of my will centre in acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, what thou hast comraanded. And, our strength and our Redeemer. to make me instrumental in proAmen.
moting the salvation of the people O God, Holy Ghost, Sanctifier now.committed to my charge,
of the Faithful, visit, we pray grant that I may faithfully admin thee, this congregation with thy nister thy holy Sacraments, and love and favour; enlighten their by my life and doctrine set forth minds more and more with the thy true and lively word. Be light of the everlasting Gospel ; ever with me in the performance graft in their hearts a love of the of all the duties of my ministry; in truth ; increase in them true reli- prayer, to quicken my devotion ; gion; nourish them with all good-in praises, to heighten my love ness; and of thy great mercy and gratitude ; and in preaching, keep them in the same, O blessed to give a readiness of thought and Spirit, whom with the Father expression suitable to the clear. and the Son together we worship ness and excellency of thy Holy and glorify as one God, world Word. Grant this for the sake of without end. Amen.
Jesus Christ thy Son our Saviour. Benediction.
The instituted Minister, standing up THE God of peace, who brought
again from the dead our Lord The Lord be with you. Jesus Christ, the great Shepherd Ans. And with thy spirit. of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting Covenant, Almighty God, who bast built make you perfect in every good thy Church upon the foundawork to do bis will, working in tion of the Apostles and Prophets, you that which is well pleasing Jesus Christ himself being the in his sight, through Jesus Christ; Chief corner Stone; grant that, to wbom be glory for ever and by the operation of the Holy ever. Amen.
Ghost, all Christians may be so Then shall the instituted Minister joined together in unity of spirit, kneel at the Altar to present his sup- and in the bond of peace, that plication for himself in this form:
they may be an Holy Temple acO Lord, my God! I am not ceptable unto thee. And espe
worthy that thou shouldest cially, to this congregation precome under my roof; yet thou sent, give the abundance of thy hast honoured thy servant with grace; that with one heart, they appointing him to stand in thy may desire the prosperity of thy House, and to serve at thy Holy boly Apostolic Church, and with Altar. To thee and to thy ser-one mouth, may profess the faith vice I devote myself, soul, body, once delivered to the Saints. Deand spirit—with all their powers fend them from the sins of heresy and faculties. Fill my memory and schism; “ let pot the foot of with the words of thy law; en- pride some nigh to hurt thox
Let us pray.
nor the land of the ungodly to Ghost, one God, world without cast them down." And grantsend. Amen. that the course of this world may " Then shall follow the Sermon: and
after that the instituted Minister shall be so peaceably ordered by thy
proceed to the Communion Service, Governance, ibat thy Church and to administer the holy Eucharist may joyfully serve thee in all to his Congregation: and after the godly quietness; that so they may
Benediction, (which he shall always walk in the ways of truth and others, shall salute and welcome him,
pronounce the Wardens, Vestry, and peace, and at last be numbered bidding him God speed. with thy Saints in glory everlast-i" When tħe Bishop of the Diocese is
present at the institution of a Minis. ing, through thy merits, O blessed
ter, he shall make to him the address Jesus, thou gracious Bishop and presc.ibc: in this Office in the form of Shepherd of our souls, who art, a letter; and may perform such other with the Father and the Holyl Minister as Le may choose.
duties herein assigned the Instituting