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and of His Son Jesus Christ our and the Holy Spirit, be amongst Lord : and the blessing of God you, and remain with you always. Alinighty, the Father, the Son, Amen.

NOTE. --That the Oath of the Queen's Supremacy shall be ministered by the Bishop to all Deacons and Presbytere, at their ordination, either in the course of the Service, or immediately afterwards, as the Bishop in his discretion shall deem fit.

THE OATH OF THE QUEEN'S SOVEREIGNTY. T A, B., do swear that I do whatsoever. And I do declare

froin my heart abhor, detest, that no foreign Prince, Person, and'abjure, as impious and here- Prelate, State, or Potentate, hath, tical, that wicked Doctrine and or ought to have, anyJurisdiction, Position, that princes excommu | Power, Superiority, Preeminence, nicated or deprived by the Pope, or Authority, Ecclesiastical, or or any authority of the Sea of Spiritual, within this Realm. So Rome, may be deposed or murder- | help me God. ed by their subjects, or any other



When the day appointed by the Bishop is come, after the singing of a hymn the Litany shall be said, or a shortened form of Morning or Evening Prayer. NOTE.-That in the Litany the same Suffrage, or in Morning or Evening Prayer the same Collect, shall be used as in the form of Ordaining Deacons ; save only that the word Deacons shall be omitted, and the word Presbytera inserted instead of it.

Then shall a Presbyter present unto contrary, but that they are law. the Bishop all those who are to be fully called to their Function and ordained Presbyters, and shall say : Ministry, and that they are perD EVEREND Brother in sons meet for the same. But yet

DU Christ, I present unto you if there be any one of you who these persons present, to be or-knoweth any sufficient reason for dained Presbyters.

which any of them ought not to

be received into this Office of the The Bishop.

Ministry, let him come forth in M AKE heed that these per the Name of God, and declare the

1 sons, whom ye present, are same. aptand meet for their learning and godly conversation, to exercise

And if the reasons are sufficient, the their Ministry duly, to the honour

Bishop shall cease from ordaining

that person, until such time as the of God, and the edifying of His

party accused shall be found clear. Church.

Then the Bishop shall say the Service The Presbyter shall answer :

for the Communion, toith the Collect, HAVE enquired concerning

Epistle, and Gospel, as follows: them, and also examined

· The Collect. them, and think them so to be.

ALMIGHTY God, the Giver Then the Bishop shall say unto the

of every good and perfect people :

gift, Who by Thy Holy Spirit hast RRETHREN, these are they appointed & Ministry in Thy

D whom we purpose, God Church ; Mercifully behold these willing, to ordain this day to the Thy servants, now called to the Office of Presbyters; for after due Office of Presbyters; and so reexamination, we find not to the plenish them with the truth of Thy doctrine, and adorn them but climbeth up some other way, with innocency of life, that, both the same is a thief and a robber. by word and good example, they But he that entereth in by the may faithfully serve Thee in this door is the Shepherd of the sheep. Office, to the Glory of Thy Name, To him the porter openeth, and and the edification of Thy Church; the sheep hear his voice ; and he through the merits of our Saviour calleth his own sheep by name, Jesus Christ, Who liveth and and leadeth them out. And reigneth, with Thee and the Holy when he putteth forth his own Spirit, world without end. Amen. sheep he goeth before them, and Then shall be read

the sheep follow him ; for they

know his voice. The Epistle. Ephes. iv. 7.

And a stranger

will they not follow, but will flee NTO every one of us is given

from him ; for they know not the grace, according to the mea

voice of strangers. This parable sure of the gift of Christ. Where

spake Jesus unto them, but they fore He saith, When He ascended

understood not what things they up on high, He led captivity cap

were which He spake unto them. tive, and gave gifts unto men. Then said Jesus unto them again, (Now that He ascended, what is

Verily, verily I say unto you, I it but that He also descended first am the door of the sheep. All into the lower parts of the earth? that ever came before Me are He that descended, is the same thieves and robbers; but the also that ascended up far above all

sheep did not hear them. I am heavens, that He might fill all

the door; by Me if any man enter things.) And He gave some in, he shall be saved, and shall Apostles, and some Prophets, and

go in and out, and find pasture. some Evangelists, and some Pas

The thief cometh not but for to tors and Teachers; for the Per

steal, and to kill, and to destroy: fecting of the Saints, for the

I am come that they might have work of the Ministry, for the

life, and that they might have it edifying of the Body of Christ;

more abundantly. I am the good till we all come in the unity of

Shepherd : the good Shepherd the faith, and of the knowledge giveth his life for the sheep. But of the Son of God, unto a perfect | he that is a hireling, and not the

he that hireli man, into the measure of the

Shepherd, whose own the sheep are stature of the fulness of Christ.

not, seeth the wolf coming, and After this shall be read for the Gos leaveth the sheep, and fleeth : pel part of the ninth Chapter of and the wolf catcheth them, and Matthew, as followeth.

scattereth the sheep. The hire

ling fleeth, because he is a hireMatth. ix. 36.

ling, and careth not for the sheep. THEN Jesus saw the multi I am the good Shepherd, and

tudes, He was moved know My sheep, and am known with compassion on them, be of Mine. As the Father knoweth cause they fainted, and were Me, even so know I the Father : scattered abroad as sheep having and I lay down My life for the no shepherd. Then saith He unto l sheep. And other sheep I have. His disciples, The harvest truly which are not of this fold : them is plenteous, but the labourers also I must bring, and they shall are few. Pray ye therefore the hear My voice; and there shall be Lord of the harvest, that He will one flock and one Shepherd. send forth labourers into His harvest.

Then the Bishop shall say unto them

as follows: Or else this that followeth, out of the

V E have heard, Brethren, as tenth Chapter of John.

L well in your private examin. John X. 1.

ation, as in the exhortation which ERILY, verily I say unto was now made to you, and in the

you, He that entereth not Holy Lessons taken out of the by the door into the sheepfold, I Gospel, and the writings of the

Apostles, of what dignity, and of | by God alone : therefore ye onght, how great importance this Office and have need, to pray earnestly is, whereunto ye are called. And for His Holy Spirit. And seeing now again we exhort you, in the that ye cannot by any other Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, means compass the doing of so that ye have in remembrance, weighty a work, pertaining to the into how high a Dignity, and to salvation of man, but with doc. how weighty an Office and Charge trine and exhortation taken out ye are called : That is to say, to of the Holy Scriptures, and with be Messengers, Watchmen, and a life agreeable to the same ; conStewards of the Lord ; to teach, sider how studious ye ought to and to premonish, to feed and be in reading and learning the provide for the Lord's family : to Scriptures, and in framing the seek for Christ's sheep that are manners both of yourselves, and dispersed abroad, and for His of them that specially pertain children who are in the midst of unto you, according to the rule this evil world, that they may be of the same Scriptures; and for saved through Christ for ever. . this self-same cause, how ye ought

Have always therefore printed | to forsake and set aside, as much in your remembrance, how great | as ye may, all worldly care and a treasure is committed to your studies charge. For they are the sheep We have good hope that ye have of Christ, which He bought with well weighed these things with His death, and for whom He shed yourselves, long before this time; His Blood. And if it shall happen and that ye have clearly deterthat the same Church, or any mined, by God's grace, to give member thereof, do take any hurt yourselves to this Office, whereor hindrance by reason of your unto it hath pleased God to call negligence, ye know the greatness you; so that, as much as lieth in of the fault, and also the con you, ye will apply yourselves demnation that will ensue. wholly to this one thing, and Wherefore consider with your draw all your cares and studies selves the end of the Ministry, to this way; and that ye will conwards the children of God, towards tinually pray to God the Father, the Spouse and Body of Christ; by the Mediation of our only and see that ye never cease your Saviour Jesus Christ, for the labour, your care and diligence, heavenly assistance of the Holy until ye have done all that lieth Spirit; that by daily reading and in you, according to your bounden weighing of Scripture, ye may duty, to bring all such as are or wax riper and stronger in your shall be committed to your charge, Ministry; and that ye may so enunto that agreement in the faith deavour yourselves, from time to and knowledge of God, and to that time, to sanctify the lives of you ripeness and perfectness of age and yours, and to fashion them in Christ, that there be no place after the Rule and Doctrine of left among you, either for error in Christ, that ye may be wholesome religion, or for viciousness in life. and godly examples and patterns

Forasmuch then as your Office for the people to follow. is both of so great excellency, and And now, that this present conof so great difficulty, ye see with gregation of Christ here assem. how great care and study ye ought bled may also understand your to apply yourselves, as well that minds and wills in these things, ye may show yourselves dutiful and that this your promise inay and thankful unto that Lord Who the more move you to your duties; hath placed you in so high a Dig. I ye shall answer plainly to these nity; as also to beware that things, which we, in the Name of neither you yourselves offend, nor God and of His Church, shall debe occasion that others offend. mand of you touching the same. How beit, ye cannot have a mind and will thereto of yourselves; O you think in your heart, for that will and ability is given

that you are truly called,

according to the will of our Lord Answer. I will endeavour so to Jesus Christ, and according to the do, the Lord being my Helper. Order of this Church, to the Office and Ministry of a Presbyter?

The Bishop. Answer. I think it.

TILL you be diligent to frame

and fashion your own selves The Bishop.

and your families, according to RE you persuaded that the

the doctrine of Christ; and to

make both yourselves and them, M Holy Scriptures contain all Doctrine required as necessary for

as much as in you lieth, wholeeternal salvation through faith

some examples and patterns to the in Jesus Christ? and are you de

flock of Christ ? termined, out of the said Scrip

Answer. I will apply myself tures, to instruct the people com thereto, the Lord being my mitted to your charge, and to Helper. teach nothing as necessary to

The Bishop. eternal salvation, but that which

NTILL you maintain and set you shall be persuaded may be

VV forwards, as much as lieth concluded and proved by the

in you, peace and love, among all Scripture?

Christian people, and will you Answer. I am so persuaded. render due obedience to your and have so determined, by God's Bishop, and to others placed in grace.

authority over you! The Bishop.

Answer. I will so do, the Lord W ILL you then give your

being my Helper. VV faithful diligence so to min.

Then shall the Bishop ister the Doctrine and Ordinances,

say: and the Discipline of Christ, as LMIGHTY God, Who hath the Lord hath commanded, and

A given you this will to do all as this Church doth set forth the

these things : Grant also unto you game, according to the teachings strength and power to perform of Holy Scripture : so that you the same; that He may accom. may teach the people committed plish His work which He hath to your charge, with all diligence

begun in you; through Jesus to keep and observe the same? Christ our Lord. Amen.

Answer. I will so do, by the After this, the Congregation shall be help of the Lord.

desired secretly in their prayers to

make their humble supplications to The Bishop.

God, for all these things; for the

which prayers there shall be silence TILL you be ready, with

kept for a space. all faithful diligence, to banish and drive away all erro

After which shall be sung a suitable neous and strange doctrines con

Hymn, the persons to be ordained trary to God's Word : and to use

Presbyters all kneeling. both publicand private monitions | That done, the Bishop shall pray in and exhortations, as well to the

this way, and say: sick as to the whole, as need shall

Let us pray. require, and occasion shall be

LMIGHTY God and heavenly given ?

A Father, Who, of Thine inAnswer. I will, the Lord being | finite love and goodness towards my Helper.

us, hast given to us Thy only and

most dearly beloved Son, Jesus The Bishop.

Christ, to be our Redeemer, and TILL you be diligent in the Author of everlasting life;

prayer, and in reading the Who, after He had inade perfect Holy Scriptures, and in such our redemption by His death, and studies as help the knowledge of was ascended into heaven, sent the same, laying aside the study abroad into the world His Apos. of the world and the flesh ? | tles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pas

tors and Teachers ; by whose la Name of the Father, and of the bour and Ministry He gathered to Son, and of the Holy Spirit. gether a great flock in all the parts Amen. of the world to set forth the

Then the Bishop shall deliver to every eternal praise of Thy Holy Name:

one of them keneeling, the Bible into For these so great benefits of Thy

his hand, saying: eternal goodness, and for that Thou dost still vouchsafe to send TAKE thou authority to forth labourers into Thy vine I preach the Word of God, yard, we render unto Thee most and to minister the Holy Ordinhearty thanks, we praise and ances. worship Thee ; and we humbly

Then the Bishop shall proceed with beseech Thee by the same Thy the Service of the Communion, and blessed Son, to grant unto all, the newly ordained Presbyters shall who either here or elsewhere call remain in the same place where upon Thy Holy Name, that we hands were laid upon them, untit may continue to shew ourselves they have received the Communion. thankful unto Thee for these and | Immediately before the Benediction all Thy other benefits: and that shall be said this Collect: we may daily increase and go for M OST merciful Father, we wards in the knowledge and faith

I beseech Thee to send upon of Thee and Thy Son, by the Holy

these Thy servants Thy heavenly Spirit. So that as well by these

blessing: that they may be Thy Ministers as by them over

clothed with Thy righteousness, whom they shall be appointed Thy

and that Thy Word spoken by Ministers, Thy Holy Name may their mouths inay have such be for ever glorified, and Thy success that it may never be blessed kingdom hastened;

spoken in vain. Grant also, that through the same Thy Son Jesus

we may have grace to hear and Christ our Lord, Who liveth and

receive what they shall deliver reigneth with Thee in the unity

out of Thy most holy Word, or of the same Holy Spirit, world agreeable to the same, as the without end. Amen.

means of our salvation; that in T The persons to be ordained still all our words and deeds we may kneeling, the Bishop and Presbyters seek Thy glory, and the increase shall lay their hands upon the head of Thy kingdom; through Jesus of every one of them severally, and

Christ our Lord. Amen. the Bishop shall say :

M HE peace of God, which ALMIGHTY God, our Heaven. L passeth all understanding,

A ly Father, the alone Author keep your hearts and minds in and Giver of all good things, be the knowledge and love of God, pleased to bestow upon thee all and of His Son Jesus Christ our needful grace for the Office and Lord: And the blessing of God Work of a Presbyter in the Church Almighty, the Father, the Son, of God. And be thou a faithful and the Holy Spirit, be amongx dispenser of the Word of God and you, and remain with you always. of His Holy Ordinances ; in the Amen.



THE Catholick Faith is this : Father, another of the son : and

That we worship one God another of the Holy Ghost. in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity; But the Godhead of the Father,

Neither confounding the of the Son, and of the Holy Persons : nor dividing the Sub Ghost, is allone: the Glory stance.

equal, the Majesty co-eternal. For there is one Person of the Such as the Father is, such is

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