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And the Bishop, delivering the cup, shall say, earth peace, good will towards men.

desire thy fatherly goodness, mercifully " When all have communicated, the Bishop to accept this our sacrifice of praise and shall return to the Lord's Table, and reve. thanksgiving ; most humbly beseeching

rently place upon it what remaineth of the thee to grant, that by the merits and

consecrated elements, covering the same with

a fair linen cloth. death of thy Son Jesus CHRIST, and through faith in his blood, we, and all

1 Then shall the Bishop say the Lord's Prayer, thy whole Church, may obtain remission

the People repeating after him every petition. of our sins, and all other benefits of his

OUR Father, who art in heaven, passion. And here we offer and present Hallowed be thy Name; Thy kingdom unto thee, O LORD, ourselves, our souls, come; Thy will be done on earth, as it and bodies, to be a reasonable, holy, and is in heaven; Give us this day our daily living sacrifice unto thee; humbly be- bread; And forgive us our trespasses, seeching thee, that we, and all others as we forgive those who trespass against who shall be partakers of this Holy us; And lead us not into temptation; Communion, may worthily receive the But deliver us from evil: For thine is most precious Body and Blood of thy the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Son Jesus Christ, be filled with thy Glory, for ever and ever. Amen. grace and heavenly benediction, and

1 After which shall be said as followeth: made one body with him, that he may dwell in them, and they in him. And ALMIGHTY and everliving God, although we are unworthy, through our we most heartily thank thee, for that manifold sins, to offer unto thee any thou dost vouchsafe to feed us, who have sacrifice; yet we beseech thee to accept duly received these holy mysteries, with this our bounden duty and service, not the spiritual food of the most precious weighing our merits, but pardoning our Body and Blood of thy Son our Saviour offences; through Jesus Christ our JESUS CHRIST; and dost assure us Lord; by whom, and with whom, in the thereby of thy favour , and goodness unity of the Holy Ghost, all honour towards us; and that we are very and glory be unto thee, O FATHER members incorporate in the mystical ALMIGHTY, world without end. Amen. body of thy Son, which is the blessed Here shall be sung a Hymn, or part of a also heirs through hope of thy everlast

company of all faithful people; and are Hymn, from the Selection for the Feasts and Fasts, &c.

ing kingdom, by the merits of the most 5 Then shall the Bishop first receive the Com- precious death and passion of thy dear

munion in both kinds himself, and proceed Son. And we most humbly beseech
to deliver the same to the Bishops, Priests, thee, O heavenly Father, so to assist us
10 the People also in order, into their hands in that holy fellowship, and do all such
all devoutly kneeling: and when he delivereth
the bread, he shall say,

good works as thou hast prepared for us THE Body of our Lord JESUS Lord; to whorn, with thee and the Holy

to walk in, through Jesus Christ Our Christ, which was given for thee, Ghost, be all honour and glory, world preserve thy body and soul unto ever- without end. Amen. lasting life: Take and eat this in remembrance that Christ died for thee, 1 Then shall_Þe said or sung, all standing, and feed on him in thy heart by faith, Gloria in Excelsis, or some proper Hymn with thanksgiving.

GLORY be to God on high, and in THE Blood of our Lord JESUS We praise thee, we bless thèe, we wor. Christ, which was shed for thee, ship thee, we glorify thee, we give preserve thy body and soul unto ever- thanks to thee for thy great glory, o lasting life: Drink this in remembrance LORD God, heavenly King, Gop the that CHRIST's blood was shed for thee, Father Almighty. and be thankful.

O LORD, the only begotten Son I If the consecrated bread and wine be spent

Jesus Christ : O Lord God, Lamh before all have communicated, the Bishop is of God, Son of the Father, who takest to consecrate more, according to the form away the sins of the world, have before prescribed; beginning al-All glory be to thee, Almighty God--and ending with mercy upon us : Thou who takest away these words partakers of his most blessed the sins of the world, have mercy upon Body and Blood.

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the world, receive our prayer: Thou (minds in the knowledge and love of who sittest at the right hand of God God, and of his Son Jesus Christ the Father, have mercy upon us. our Lord : And the blessing of GOD

For thou only art holy; thou only art ALMIGHTY, the FATHER, the Son, and the Lord; thou only, O CHRIST, with the Holy Ghost, be amongst you, and the Holy Ghost, art most high in the remain with you always. Amen. glory of God the FATHER. Amen.

1 If any of the consecrated bread and wine * Then the Bishop shall let them depart with remain after the Communion, it shall not be this blessing.

carried out of the Church; but the Bishop

and other communicants shall, immediately THE peace of God, which passeth

after the blessing, reverently eat and drink all understanding, keep your hearts and the same.

Here endeth the Order for the Administration of the Holy Communion.

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ACCORDING TO THE ORDER OR THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES OP
AMERICA, AS ESTABLISHED BY THE BISHOPS, THE CLERGY, AND LAITY OF SAID CHURCH, IN
GENERAL CONVENTION, IN THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER, A. D. 1799.

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* The Bishop is to be received at the entrance of the Church or Chapel by the Church-wardens

and Vestrymen, or some other persons appointed for that purpose. The Bishop and the Clergy
who are present, shall go up the aisle of the Church or Chapel, to the Communion table,
repeating the 24th Psalm alternately, the Bishop one verse, and the Clergy another.
Psalm xxiv.

II The Bishop shall go within the rails, with

such of the Clergy as can be there accom. THE earth is the Lord's and all

modated. The Bishop, sitting in his chair, that therein is : the compass of the

shall have the instruments of donation and world, and they that dwell therein.

endowment, if there be any presented to him, 2 For he hath founded it upon the

and then standing up, and turning to the

congregation, shall say, seas, and prepared it upon the floods.

3 Who shall ascend into the hill of DEARLY beloved in the LORD; the LORD, or who shall rise up in his forasmuch as devout and holy men, as holy place?

well under the Law as under the Gospel, 4 Even he that hath clean hands and moved either by the express command a pure heart; and that hath not lift up of God, or by the secret inspiration of his mind unto vanity, nor sworn to the blessed Spirit, and acting agreedeceive his neighbour.

ably to their own reason and sense of 5 He shall receive the blessing from the natural decency of things, have the Lord, and righteousness from the erected houses for the public worship of Gop of his salvation.

God, and separated" them from all 6 This is the generation of them that unhallowed, worldly, and seek him; even of them that seek thy uses, in order to fill men's minds with face, O Jacob.

greater reverence for his glorious ma7 Lift up your heads, ye gates; jesty, and affect their hearts with more and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors : devotion and humility in his service; and the King of glory shall come in. which pious works have been approved

8 Who is the King of glory ?' It is of and graciously accepted by, our the LORD strong and mighty, even the heavenly Father: Let us not doubt LORD mighty in battle.

but that he will also favourably ap9 Lift up your heads, Oye gates; prove our godly purpose of setting and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors : apart this place in solemn manner, for and the King of glory shall come in. the performance of the several offices of

10 Who is the King of glory ? Even religious worship, and let us faithfully the LORD of hosts, he is the King of and devoutly beg his blessing on this glory.

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Then the Bishop kneeling, shall say the their sins, and all other benefits of his following Prayer.

passion. Amen. O ETERNAL God, mighty in Grant, O Lord, that by thy holy power and of majesty incomprehensible, word which shall be read and preached whom the heaven of heavens cannot in this place, and by thy HOLY SPIRIT contain, much less the walls of temples grafting it inwardly in the heart, the made with hands; and who yet hast hearers thereof may both perceive and been graciously pleased to promise thy know what things they ought to do, and especial presence, wherever two or three may have power and strength to fulfil of thy faithful servants shall assemble in the same. Amen. thy name to offer up their praises and Grant, O LORD, that whosoever shall supplications unto thee ; vouchsafe, O be joined together in this place in the LORD, to be present with us, who are holy estate of matrimony, may faithfully here gathered together, with all humility perform and keep the vow and covenant and readiness of heart, to consecrate between them made, and may remain this place to the honour of thy great in perfect love together unto their lives' name; separating it henceforth from all end. Amen. unhallowed, ordinary and common uses, Grant, we beseech thee, blessed LORD, and dedicating it to thy service, for that whosoever shall draw near to thee reading thy holy word, for celebrating in this place, to give thee thanks for the thy holy sacraments, for offering to thy benefits which they have received at glorious majesty the sacrifices of prayer thy hands, to set forth thy most worthy and thanksgiving, for blessing thy people praise, to confess their sins unto thee, in thy name, and for the peformance of and to ask such things as are requisite all other holy offices: accept, O LORD, and necessary as well for the body as this service at our hands, and bless it with for the soul, may do it with such steadisuch success as may tend most to thy ness of faith, and with such seriousness, glory, and the furtherance of our happi- affection, and devotion of mind, that ness both temporal and spiritual, through thou mayest accept their bounden duty JESUS CHRIST our blessed Lord and and service, and vouchsafe to give whatSaviour. Amen.

ever in thy infinite wisdom thou shalt & After this the Bishop shall stand up, and see to be most expedient for them: all turning his face towards the congregation, which we beg for Jesus Christ's sake

our most blessed Lord and Saviour. REGARD, OLORD, the supplications Amen. of thy servants, and grant that whoso 1 Then the Bishop sitting in his chair, the ever shall be dedicated to thee in this

sentence of Consecration is to be read by house by baptísm, may be sanctified by some person appointed by him, and then laid the Holy Ghost, delivered from thy by him upon the Communion table, master

which the Bishop shall say, wrath and eternal death, and received as a living member of Christ's Church, BLESSED be thy name, O LORD, and may ever remain in the number of that it hath pleased thee to put it into thy faithful children. Amen.

the hearts of thy servants, to appropriato Grant, O LORD, that they who at this and devote this house to thy honour and place shall in their own persons renew worship; and grant that all who shall the promises and vows which they made, enjoy

the benefit of this pious work, or which were made for them by their may show forth their thankfulness

, by sureties at their Baptism, and thereupon making a right use of it, to the glory of shall be confirmed by the bishop, may thy blessed name, through Jesus Christ receive such a measure of thy holy our Lord. Amen. Spirit, that they may be enabled faith- * After this the Minister appointed is to read fully to fulfil the same, and grow in

the service for the day. grace unto their lives' end. Amen.

Grant, O LORD, that whosoever shall receive in this place the blessed sacra

Psalm lxxxiv. Psalm cxxj. Psalm

сxxxii. . ment of the body and blood of CHRIST, may come to that holy ordinance with faith,

charity, and true repentance; and First. 1 Kings, Chap. viii. verse 22 being filled with thy grace and heavenly

to verse 63. benediction, may, to their great and Second. Heb. Chap. X. verse 19 te endless comfort, obtain remission of

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PROPER PSALMS.

PROPER LESSONS.

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1 Morning Prayer being ended, there shall be The Gospel. St. John ii. verse 13.
sung from the Book of Psalms in Metre,
Psalm xxvi. verse 6, 7, 8, with the Gloria

AND the Jews' Passover was at
Patri.

hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem, I The Bishop shall then proceed to the Com- and found in the temple those that sold Collect, Epistle, and Gospel, for the occasion. oxen, and sheep, and doves, and the The Collect.

changers of money sitting: and when

he had made a scourge of small cords, O MOST glorious LORD, we ac- he drove them all out of the temple, and knowledge that we are not worthy to the sheep, and the oxen, and poured out offer unto thee anything belonging unto the changers' money, and overthrew us; yet we beseech thee in thy great the tables, and said unto them that sold goodness, graciously to accept the dedi- doves, Take these things hence; make cation of this place to thy service, and not my Father's house an house of

prosper this our undertaking; receive merchandize. And his disciples rememthe prayers and intercessions of all those bered that it was written, The zeal of thy servants, who shall call upon thee in thine house hath eaten me up. this house; and give them

1 Then shall be said or sung the 100th Psalm. prepare their hearts to serve thee with reverence and godly fear; affect them with an awful apprehension of thy

1 The Sermon being ended, the Bishop shall

proceed in the Service for the Communion, divine majesty, and a deep sense of their if it is to be administered at that time. own unworthiness; that so approaching 9 After the Communion, or if it is not adminis. thy sanctuary with lowliness and devo

tered at that time, after the Sermon, and tion, and coming before thee with clean immediately before the final blessing, the thoughts and pure hearts, with bodies Bishop shall say the following Prayer. undefiled, and minds sanctified, they BLESSED be thy name, O LORD may always perform a service acceptable God, for that it hath pleased thee to to thee, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. have thy habitation among the sons of Amen.

men, and to dwell in the midst of the The Epistle. 2 Cor. vi. verse 14 to assembly of the saints upon the earth; verse 17.

bless, we beseech thee, the religious BE ye not unequally yoked together performance of this day, and grant that with unbelievers; for what fellowship

in this place now set apart to thy service, hath righteousness with unrighteous- thy holy name may be worshipped in ness ? And what communion hath light truth and purity through all

generations, with darkness? And what concord hath through Jesus CHRIST

our Lord. Amen. CHRIST with Belial ? Or what part hath THE peace of God, which passeth he that believeth with an infidel? And all understanding, keep your hearts and what agreement hath the temple of God minds in the knowledge and love of with idols ? For ye are the temple of the God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our living. God: as God hath said, I will Lord; and the blessing of God Aldwell in them and walk in them, and I MIGHTY, the Father, the Son, and the will be their God, and they shall be my Holy Ghost, be amongst you, and people.

remain with you always. Amen.

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A PRAYER

TO BE USED AT THE MEETINGS OF CONVENTION.

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who, thy Holy Spirit didst preside in the councils of the blessed Apostles, and hast promised, through thy Son Jesus CHRIST, to be with thy Church to the end of the world; we beseech thee to be present with the council of thy Church here assembled in thy name and presence. Save them from all error, ignorance, pride, and prejudice; and of thy great mercy vouchsafe, we beseech thee, so to direct, sanctify, and govern us in our present work, by the mighty power of the Holy Ghost, that the comfortable Gospel of CHRIST may be truly preached, truly received, and truly followed, in all places, to the breaking down the kingdom of sin, Satan, and death; till at length the whole of thy dispersed sheep, being gathered into one fold, shall become partakers ofeverlasting life, through the merits and death of Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.

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PRESCRIBED BY THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES OP AMERICA;

ESTABLISHED IN GENERAL CONVENTION OF THE BISHOPS, THE CLERGY, AND LÁITY, 1804;
AND SET FORTH, WITH ALTERATIONS, IN GENERAL CONVENTION, 1808.

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The Bishop having received due notice of the election of a Minister into a Parish or Church,
as prescribed by the Canon, "concerning the Election and Institution of Ministers," and being
satisfied that “the person chosen is a qualified minister of this Church," may transmit the
following Letter of Institution, for the proposed Rector, Associated Rector, or Assistant

Minister, to one of his presbyters, whom he may appoint as the Institutor.
T In any siate or Diocese the concluding paragraph in the Letter of Institution may be omitted,

where it interferes with the usages, laws, or charters of the Church in the same.

To our well-beloved in Christ, A. B., Presbyter, Greeting.

WE do by these presents give and grant unto you, in whose learning, diligence, Sigillum. sound doctrine, and prudence, we do fully confide, our license and authority

, to perform the office of a Priest in the parish (or church) of E. And also hereby do Signat.

institute you said parish, (or church,] possessed of full power to perform every

act of sacerdotal function among the people of the same; you continuing in communion with us, and complying with the rubrics and canons of the Church, and with such lawful directions as you shall at any time receive from us.

And as a canonically instituted Priest into the Office of Rector (Associated Rector or Assistant Minister, as the case may be) of

Parish (or church,] you are faithfully to feed that portion of the flock of CHRIST which is now entrusted to you; not as a man pleaser, but as continually bearing in mind, that you are accountable to us 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 we authorize you to claim and enjoy all the accustomed temporalities appertaining to your cure, until some urgent reason or reasons occasion a wish in you, or in the congregation committed to your charge, to bring about a separation, and dissolution of all sacerdotal relation 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 connexion

between 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 hereunto affixed our episcopal seal and signature, ac

this
A. D.
and in the

year of our consecration.

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1 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-beloved in Christ, A. B., Presbyter, Greeting.

WE do by these presents authorise and empower you to exercise the office of a Sigillum. Priest in the parish (or church) of E. And by virtue of the power vested in us, do institute you into said parish, (or church,) possessed 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, as the case may be] of Parish (or church,] you are to feed that portion of the filock of Christ which is now entrusted to you ; not as a man.pleaser, but as continually bearings 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 tempor ralities appertaining to your cure, until some urgent reason or reasons occasion 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 connexion between you and them, the ecclesiastical authority of the Church in this diocese (taking the advice and aid of a bishop) shall be the ultimate

arbiter and judge. In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals, this in the year

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