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That through the ages all along

goodness towards us, hast given to us This may be our endless song;

thy only and most dearly beloved Son Praise to thy eternal merit,

JESUS CHRIST, to be our redeemer, and FATHER, Son, and HOLY SPIRIT.

the author of everlasting life; who after 1 Or this:

he had made perfect our redemption by COME, Holy Ghost, eternal God,

his death, and

was ascended into heaven, Proceeding from above, Both from the FATHER and the Son,

sent abroad into the world his Apostles, The God of peace and love;

Prophets, Evangelists, Doctors, and
Visit our minds, into our hearts

Pastors; by whose labour and ministry
Thy heavenly grace inspire;
That truth and godliness we may

he gathered together a great flock in all Pursue with full desire.

the parts of the world, to set forth the Thou art the very Comforter

eternal praise of thy holy name : for In grief and all distress; The heavenly gift of God most High;

these so great benefits of thy eternal No tongue can it express;

goodness, and for that thou hast vouchThe fountain and the living spring

safed to call these thy servants here Of joy celestial; The fire so bright, the love so sweet,

present to the same office and ministry The unction spiritual.

appointed for the salvation of mankind, Thou in thy gifts art manifold,

we render unto thee most hearty thanks,
By them CHRIST's Church doth stand: we praise and worship thee; and we
In faithful hearts thou writ'st thy laro,
The finger of God's hand.

humbly beseech thee by the same thy According to thy promise, LORD,

blessed Son, to grant unto all, which Thou givest speech with grace ;

either here or elsewhere call upon thy That, through thy help, God's praises may holy name, that we may continue to Resound in every place.

show ourselves thankful unto thee for O HOLY GHost, into our minds Send down thy heavenly light;

these and all thy other benefits; and Kindle our hearts with fervent zeal, that we may daily increase and go forTo serve God day and night:

wards in the knowledge and faith of Our weakness strengthen and confirm, For, LORD, thou know'st us frail;

thee and thy Son, by the Holy SPIRIT: That neither devil, world, nor flesh

so that as well by these thy ministers, as Against us may prevail,

by them over whom they shall be apPut back our enemies far from us,

pointed thy ministers, thy holy name And help us to obtain Peace in our hearts with God and man,

may be for ever glorified, and thy blessed The best, the truest gain;

kingdom enlarged, through the same And grant that thou being, O LORD, thy Son JESUS CHRIST our Lord; who

Our leader and our guide,
We may escape the snares of sin,

liveth and reigneth with thee in the
And never
from thee slide.

unity of the same HOLY SPIRIT, world Such measures of thy powerful grace

without end. Amen.
Grant, LORD, to us, we pray;
That thou may'st be our Comforter 1 When this prayer is done, the Bishop with
At the last dreadful day,

the Priests present, shall lay their hands Of strife and of dissension

severally upon the head of every one that Dissolve, O LORD, the bands,

receiveth the order of Priesthood; the reAnd knit the knots of peace and love ceivers humbly kneeling, and the Bishop Throughout all Christian lands.

saying,
Grant us the grace that we may know
The FATHER of all might,

RECEIVE the Holy Ghost for the
That we of his beloved SON,

office and work of a Priest in the Church May gain the blissful sight; And that we may with perfect faith

of God, now committed unto thee by Ever acknowledge thee,

the imposition of our hands: whose sins The Spirit of FATHER, and of Son, thou dost forgive, they are forgiven: and One God in Persons three.

whose sîns thou dost retain, they are To God the FATHER laud and praise, And to his blessed SON,

retained: And be thou a faithful disAnd to the Holy SPIRIT of grace,

penser of the word of God, and of his Co-equal Three in One.

holy sacraments: In the name of the And pray we, that our only LORD Would please his Spirit to send

FATHER, and of the Son, and of the
On all that shall profess his name,

Holy Ghost. Amen.
From hence to the world's end. Amen.

T Or this:
1 That done, the Bishop shall pray in this wise,
and say,

TAKE thou authority to exeuete the

office of a Priest in the Church of God Let us pray.

now committed to thee by the imposition ALMIGHTY GOD and heavenly of our hands; and be thou a faithful Father, who, of thine infinite love and dispenser of the word of God, and of his

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holy sacraments: In the name of the heavenly blessing; that they may be Father, and of the Son, and of the clothed with righteousness, and that thy Holy Ghost. Amen.

word spoken by their mouths may have Then the Bishop shall deliver unto every one

such success, that it may never be spoken of them kneeling, the Bible into his hand, in vain. Grant also, that we may have saying,

grace to hear and receive what they TAKE thou authority to preach the shall deliver out of thy most holy word, word of God, and to minister the holy or agreeably to the same, as the means sacraments in the congregation where of our salvation; that in all our words thou shalt be lawfully appointed there- and deeds we may seek thy glory, and unto.

the increase of thy kingdom, through

JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen. When this is done, the Bishop shall go on in the Service of the Communion, which all they who receive Orders shall take together, THE peace of God, which passeth and remain in the same place where hands all understanding, keep your hearts and were laid upon them, until such time as they minds in the knowledge and love of

have received the Communion. I The Communion being done, after the last God, and of his Son JESUS CHRIST

collect, and immediately before the Benedic. our Lord: And the blessing of God tion, shall be said this Collect.

ALMIGHTY, the FATHER, the Son, and MOST merciful Father, we beseech the Holy Ghost, be amongst you, and thee to send upon these thy servants thy I remain with you always. Amen.

And if, on the same day, the Order of Deacons be given to some, and the Order of Priesthood to others; the Deacons shall be first presented, and then the Priests; and it shall suffice that the Litany 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 above 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 Lúke 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.

9 When all things are duly prepared in the church, and set in order, after Morning 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.

| blameless, the husband of one wife, ALMIGHTY GOD, who by thy Son vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given JESUS CHRisT didst give to thy holy wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy

to hospitality, apt to teach, not given to Apostles many excellent gifts, and didst charge them to feed thy flocks; give covetous; one that ruleth well his own

lucre, but patient, not a brawler, not grace, we beseech thee, to all Bishops, house, having his children in subjection the pastors of thy Church, that they with all gravity; for if a man know not may diligently preach thy word, and how to rule his own house, how shall he duly administer the godly discipline take care of the Church of God ? not a thereof; and grant to the people, that novice, lest being lifted up with pride he they may obediently follow the same; fall into the condemnation of the devil. that all may receive the crown of ever- Moreover he must have a good report lasting glory, through Jesus Christ our of them which are without; lest he Lord. Amen.

fall into reproach, and the snare of the And another Bishop shall read

devil.

1 Or this: T'he Epistle. 1 Tim. üi. 1. THIS is a true saying, If a man

For the Epistle. Acts xx. 17. desire the office of a Bishop, he desireth FROM Miletus, Paul sent to Ephea good work. A Bishop then must be sus, and called the Elders of the Church.

And when they were come to him, he Then another Bishop shall read
said unto them, Ye know from the first
day that I came into Asia, after what

The Gospel. St. John xxi. 15. manner I have been with you at all JESUS saith to Simon Peter, Simon seasons, serving the LORD' with all son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than humility of mind, and with many tears these ? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; and temptations, which befel me by the thou knowest that I love thee. He saith lying in wait of the Jews: and how I unto him, Feed my lambs. He saith to kept back nothing that was profitable him again the second time, Simon son unto you, but have showed you, and of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto have taught you publicly, and from him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I house to house, testifying both to the love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance sheep. He saith unto him the third toward God, and faith toward our Lord time, Simon son of Jonas, lovest thou JESUS CHRIST. And now, behold, I go me? Peter was grieved because he said bound in the Spirit unto Jerusalem, not unto him the third time, Lovest thou knowing the things that shall befal me me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou there; save that the Holy Ghost wit- knowest all things: thou knowest that nesseth in every city, saying, that bonds I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed and afflictions abide me, But none of my sheep. these things move me, neither count I

1 Or this: St. John xx. 19. my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the THE same day at evening, being the ministry which I have received of the first day of the week, when the doors Lord JESUS; to testify the Gospel of the were shut where the disciples were grace of God. And now, behold, I assembled for fear of the Jews, came know that ye all, among whom I have Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith gone preaching the kingdom of God, unto them, Peace be unto you. And shall see my face no more. Wherefore when he had so said, he showed unto I take you to record this day, that I am them his hands and his side. Then pure from the blood of all men: for I were the disciples glad, when they saw have not shunned to declare unto you the Lord. Then saith Jesus to them all the counsel of God. Take heed, again, Peace be unto you: as my Father therefore, unto yourselves, and to all the hath sent me, even so send I you. And flock, over the which the Holy Ghost when he had said this, he breathed on hath made you overseers, to feed the them, and saith unto them, Receive ye Church of God, which he hath pur- the Holy Ghost; whose soever sịns ye chased with his own blood. For I remit, they are remitted unto them; and know this, that after my departing shall whose soever sins ye retain, they are grievous wolves enter in among you, not retained. sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.

JESUS came and spake unto them, Therefore watch, and remember, that saying, All power is given unto me in by the space of three years, I ceased not and teach all nations, baptizing them in

heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore to warn every one, night and day, with the name of the Father, and of the Sox, tears. And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his and of the Holy Ghost; teaching them grace, which is able to build you up, and to observe all things whatsoever I have

1 Or this: St. Matt. xxviii. 18.

commanded you: and lo, I am with you to give you an inheritance among

all them which are sanctified. I have alway, even unto the end of the world. coveted no man's silver, or gold, or 1 After the Gospel and the Sermon are ended, apparel : yea, ye yourselves know, that the elected Bishop, vested with his rochet, these hands have ministered unto my

shall be presented by two Bishops of this

Church unto the Presiding Bishop, or to the necessities, and to them that were with

Bishop appointed, sitting in his chair near I have showed you all things, the holy table; the Bishops who present him how that so labouring ye ought to

saying, support the weak; and to remember REVEREND father in God, we the words of the Lord Jesus, how he present unto you this godly and wellsaid, It is more blessed to give than to learned man to be ordained and consereceive.

crated Bishop

me.

1 Then shall the Presiding Bishop demand Then the Presiding Bishop, sitting in his

testimonials of the person presented for Con. Chair, shall say to him that is to be conse

secration, and shall cause them to be read. crated, 1 He shall then require of him the following Promise of conformity to the doctrine, disci

BROTHER, forasmuch as the holy pline, and worship of the Protestant Episcopal Scripture and the ancient canons comChurch,

mand that we should not be hasty in IN the name of God, Amen. I N. laying on hands, and admitting any chosen Bishop of the Protestant Episco person to government in the Church of pal Church in N. do promise conformity Christ, which he hath purchased with and obedience to the doctrine, discipline, no less price than the effusion of his own and worship of the Protestant Episcopal blood; before we admit you to this adChurch in the United States of America: ministration, we will examine you in So help me God, through Jesus Christ. certain articles, to the end that the conI Then the Presiding Bishop shall move the gregation present may have a trial, and

congregation present to pray, saying thus to bear witness, how you are minded to them :

behave yourself in the Church of God. BRETHREN, it is written in the

ARE you persuaded, that you are Gospel of St. Luke, That our Saviour truly called to this ministration, according Christ continued the whole night in to the will of our Lord Jesus CHRIST, prayer, before he chose and sent forth and the order of this Church? his twelve Apostles. It is written also, Answer. I am so persuaded. That the holy Apostles prayed, before they ordained Matthias to be of the

The Presiding Bishop. number of the twelve. Let us, therefore, ARE you persuaded, that the holy following the example of our Saviour Scriptures contain all doctrine required Christ, and his Apostles, offer up our as necessary for eternal salvation through prayers to Almighty God, before we faith in Jesus Christ? And are you admit and send forth this person pre- determined, out of the same holy Scripsented unto us, to the work whereunto tures, to instruct the people committed we trust the Holy Ghost hath called to your charge, and to teach or maintain him.

nothing, as necessary to eternal salvation, * And then shall be said the Litany ; save only, but that which you shall be persuaded, that after this place, That it may please

thee may be concluded and proved by the to illuminate all Bishops, &c. the proper same ? Suffrage shall be,

Answer. I am so persuaded, and THAT it may please thee to bless determined by God's grace. this our brother elected, and to send thy

The Presiding Bishop. grace upon him, that he may duly execute the office whereunto he is called, to

WILL you then faithfully exercise the edifying of thy Church, and to the yourself in the holy Scriptures, and call honour, praise, and glory of thy name;

upon God by prayer for the true underAnswer. We beseech thee to hear us, be able by them to teach and exhort with

standing of the same; so that you may good LORD. 1 Then shall be said this Prayer following.

wholesome doctrine, and to withstand

and convince the gainsayers ? ALMIGHTY God, giver of all good Answer. I will so do, by the help of things, who by thy HOLY SPIRIT hast God. appointed divers orders of ministers in

The Presiding Bishop. thy Church; mercifully behold this thy servant now called to the work and

ARE you ready, with all faithful ministry of a Bishop; and so replenish diligence, to banish and drive away from him with the truth of thy doctrine, and the Church all erroneous and strange adorn him with innocency of life,' that doctrine contrary to God's word; and both by word and deed he may faithfully both privately and openly to call upon serve thee in this office, to the glory of and encourage others to the same ? thy name, and the edifying and well

Answer. I am ready, the Lord being governing of thy Church, through the my helper. merits of our Saviour Jésus Christ, The Presiding Bishop. who liveth and reigneth with thee and WILL you deny all ungodliness and the Holy Ghost, world without end. worldly lusts, and live soberly, right. Amen.

eously, and godly in this present world :

that you may show yourself in all things

1 Or this: an example of good works unto others, COME, HOLY GHOST, eternal God, that the adversary may be ashamed, Proceeding from above, having nothing to say against you ?

Both from the FATHER and the Son,

The God of peace and love; Answer. I will so do, the LORD being

Visit our minds, into our hearts my helper.

Thy heavenly grace inspire;

That truth and godliness we may
The Presiding Bishop.

Pursue with full desire. WILL you maintain and set for- Thou art the very Comforter ward, as much as shall lie in you, quiet

In grief and all distress;

The heavenly gift of God most High; ness, love, and peace among all men;

No tongue can it express; and diligently exercise such discipline, The ntain and the living ing as by the authority of God's word, and Of joy celestial ; by the order of this Church, is committed

The fire so bright, the love so sweet,

The unction spiritual. to you?

Thou in thy gifts art manifold, Answer. I will so do, by the help of By them CHRIST's Church doth stand: God.

In faithful hearts thou writ'st thy law,

The finger of God's hand.
The Presiding Bishop.

According to thy promise, LORD,
WILL you be faithful in ordaining,

Thou givest speech with grace ;

That, through ihy help, God's praises may sending, or laying hands upon others ? Resound in every place.

Answer. I will so be, by the help of O Holy Ghost, into our minds God.

Send down thy heavenly light;

Kindle our hearts with fervent zeal,
The Presiding Bishop.

To serve God day and night :
WILL you show yourself gentle, and

Our weakness strengthen and confirm, be merciful for Christ's sake to poor

For, LORD, thou know'st us frail;

That neither devil, world, nor flesh and needy people, and to all strangers Against us may prevail

. destitute of help?

Put back our enemies far from us, Answer. I will so show myself, by

And help us to obtain

Peace in our hearts with God and man, God's help.

The best, the truest gain; # Then the Presiding Bishop, standing up,

And grant that thou being, O LORD,

Our leader and our guide,

We may escape the snares of sin, ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly

And never from thee slide.

Such measures of thy powerful grace Father, who hath given you a good will Grant, LORD, to us, we pray; to do all these things, grant also unto That thou may'st be our Comforter you strength and power to perform the

At the last dreadful day.

Of strife and of dissension same ; that he accomplishing in you

Dissolve, O LORD, the bands, the good work which he hath begun, And knit the knots of peace and love you may be found perfect and irrepre- Throughout all Christian lands. hensible at the latter day, through Jesus

Grant us the grace that we may know Christ our Lord. Amen.

The FATHER of all might,

That we of his beloved SON, I Then shall the Bishop elect put on the rest of

May gain the blissful sight;

And that we may with perfect faith the Episcopal habit; and, kneeling down, Veni, Creator Spiritus, shall be sung or said

Eyer acknowledge thee, over him, the Presiding Bishop beginning,

The SPIRIT of FATHER, and of Son,

One God in Persons three. and the Bishops, with others that are present,

To God the FATHER laud and praise, answering by verses as followeth :

And to his blessed Son, COME, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire,

And to the Holy SPIRIT of grace, And lighten with celestial fire:

Co-equal Three in One. Thou the anointing Spirit art,

And pray we, that our only LORD Who dost thy sevenfold gifts impart:

Would please his Spirit to send Thy blessed unction from above,

On all that shall profess his name, Is comfort, life, and fire of love:

From hence to the world's end. 'Amen. Enable with perpetual light The dulness of our blinded sight:

1 That ended, the Presiding Bishop shall say, Anoint and cheer our soiled face

LORD, hear our prayer ;
With the abundance of thy grace :
Keep far our foes, give peace at home;

Ans. And let our cry come unto thee.
Where thou art guide, no ill can come. Presiding Bishop. Let us pray.
Teach us to know the FATHER, SON,
And thee, of both to be but one:

ALMIGHTY GOD and most merThat through the ages all along This may be our endless song ;

ciful Father, who of thine infinite Praise to thy eternal merit,

goodness hast given thine only and FATHER, Son, and HOLY SPIRIT.

dearly beloved Son JESUS CHRIST, to be

shall say,

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