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or apparereterea, ye yourselves know R Senukes you this jodiy dapat
huile! you up, and to give you an inherit- ting in his Chair near the holy Table; ance among all them which are sanctified. the Bishops who present him saying,
have coveted no or , EVEREND Father in God, we prethat these hands have ministered unto learned Man to be ordained and consemy necessities, and to them that were secrated Bishop. with me. I have showed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to sup- " Then shall the Presiding Bishop demand port the weak; and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said,
It for Consecration, and shull cause them
to be read. is more blessed to give than to receive. 1 Then another Bishop shall read
1 He shall then require of him the follow
ing Promise of Conformity to the DocThe Gospel. St. John xxi. 15.
trine, Discipline, and Worship of the ESUS saith to Simon Peter, Simon
Protestant Episcopal Church. ,
IN the name of God, Amen. I N. chc Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. He saith Church in N. do promise conformity and umto him again the secondtime, Simon son obedience to the doctrine, discipline, and of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto worship of the Protestant Episcopal him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love Church in the United States of America thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep. So help me God, through Jesus Christ. He saith unto him the third time, Simon T Then the Presiding Bishop shall mov son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was the Congregation present to pray, saying grieved because he said unto him the thus to them: ibird time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things: BRETHREN, it is written in the Gos. thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus Christ continued the whole night in saith unto him, Feed my sheep. prayer, before he chose and sent forth
1 Or this : St. John xx. 19. his twelve Apostles. It is written also, THE same day at evening, being the That the holy Apostles prayed, before
of to were shut where the disciples were as- ber of the twelve. Let us, therefore, folsembled for fear of the Jews, came Je- lowing the example of our Saviour sus and stood in the midst, and saith un- Christ, and his Apostles, offer up our to them, Peace be unto you. And when prayers to Almighty God, before we ad he had so said, he showed unto them his mit and send forth this Person presented hands and his side. Then were the dis- unto us, to the work whereunto we trust ciples glad, when they saw the Lord. the Holy Ghost hath called him. Then saith Jesus to them again, Peace v And then shall be said the Litany; save be unto you: As my Father hath sent me,
only, that after this place, That it may even so send I you. And when he had
please theě to illuminate all Bishops, said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:
&c. the proper Suffrage shall be, Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever
our brother elected, and to send thy sins ye retain, they are retained.
grace upon him, that he may duly exe.
ecute the office whermunto he is called, 1 Or this : St. Matt. xxviii. 18.
to the edifying of thy Church, and to the Jeaying, am power is given unto me ESUS came and spake unto them, honour, praise, and glory of thy name.
Answer. We beseech thee to hear us, i beaven and in earth. Go ye there good Lord. fore and teach all nations, baptizing them
T Then shall be said this Prayer fol in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; teaching
lowing them toommerdall things whatsoeveam Acan, who folin vervoS air monast with you alway, even unto the end of appoint d divers orders of Ministers in the world.
thy Church; mercifully behold this thy 1 After the Gospel and the Sermon are servait now called to the work and mi
ended, the elected Bishop, vested with (nistry of a Bishop; and so replenish him his Rochet, shall be Presented by two Bin with the truth of thy doctrine, and adorn shops of this Church unto the presiding hin, with innocency of life, that both Bishop, w: to the Bishop appointed, sit-I by word and deed he may faithiu
serve thee in this office, to the glory of an example of good works unto others, thy name, and the edifying and well-that the adversary may be ashamed, bay governing of thy Church, through the ing nothing to say against you? merits of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who Answer. "I will so do, the Lord being liveth and reigneth with thee and the my helper. Holy Ghost, world without end. Amen.
The Presiding Bishop. Then the presiding Bishop, sitting in Wych maintain and set forward, his Chair, to be consecrated,
ness, love, and peace among all men; and forasmuch as the holy diligently exercise such discipline, as by BScripture and the ancient canons com
the authority of God's word, and by the mand that we should
not be hasty in lay order of this Church, is comunitted to ing on hands, and admitting any person to government in the Church of Christ,
Answer. I will so do, by the belp of
God. which he hath purchased with no less
The Presiding Bishop. Belce te hue admit you to this administra W "Sending, oor 'laying hands upon tion, we will examine you in certain arti
others? cles, to the end that the congregation
Answer. I will so be, by the help of present may have a trial, and bear wit
God. ness, how you are minded to behave your
The Presiding Bishop. self in the Church of God. A REau persuaded, that you are truly We were show yourself gentle, and called to this ministration,
according poor and needy people, and to all strauto the will of our Lord Jesus Christ, and
gers destitute of help? the order of this Church?
Answer. I will so show myself, by Answer. I am so persuaded.
God's help. The Presiding Bishop. 1 Then the Presiding, Bishop, standing A
up, shall say, quired as necessary for eternal salvation A ther, who hathogiven you a good will
Fa. through faith in Jesus Christ? And are to do all these things, grant also unto you you determined, out of the same holy strength and power to perform the same; Scriptures, to instruct the people commit- that he accomplishing in you the good ted to your charge, and to teach or main-work which he hath begun, you may be tain nothing, as necessary to eternal salva- found perfect and irreprehensible at the tion, but that which you shall be persua. latter day, through Jesus Christ our Lord. ded, may be concluded and proved by the
Answer. I am so persuaded, and do. Then shall the Bishop, elect put on the termined, by God's grace,
rest of the Episcopal Habit ; and, kneelThe Presiding Bishop.
ing down, Veni, Creator Spiritus, skall W
TILL you then faithfully exercise be sung or said over him, the Presiding
yourself in the holy Scriptures, and Bishop beginning, and the Bishops, evith call upon God by prayer, for the true un
others that are present, answering by derstanding of the same; so that you may
Verses, as followeth :
COMES There with ethical hijespire, wholesome doctrine, and to withstand And lighten celestial fire: and convince the gainsayers?
Thou the anointing Spirit art, Answer. I will so do, by the help of God. Who dost thy seven fold gifts impart:
The Presiding Bishop: Thy blessed Unction from above, A :
gence, to banish and drive away Enable with perpetual light from the Church all erroneous and The dulness of our blinded sight : strange doctrine contrary to God's word; Anoint and cheer our soiled face and both privately and openly to call up- With the abundance of thy grace : on and encourage others to the same? Keep far our foes, give peace at home,
Answer. I am ready, the Lord being Where thou art Guide, no ill can come. my helper.
Teach us to know the Father, Son,
7 Or this :
"That ended, the Presiding Bishop shall , God,
Lord, hear our prayer;
Ans. And let our cry come unto thee.
Presiding Bishop. Let us pray.
Father, who of thine infinite good.
loved Son Jesus Christ, to be our ReThou art the very Comforter
deemer, and the Author of everlasting Lo grief and all distress;
life; who, after that he had made perfect The heavenly gift of God most High; our redemption by his death, and was asNo tongue can it express;
cended into heaven, poured down his The fountain and the living spring gifts abundantly upon men, making some Of joy celestial;
Apostles, some Prophets, some EvanThe fire 90 bright, the love so sweet, gelists, some Pastors and Doctors, to the The Unction Spiritual.
edifying and making perfect his Church; Thou in thy gifts art manifold,
grant, we beseech thee, to this thy servant By them Christ's Church doth stand:
such grace, that he may evermore be In faithful hearts
thou rritost thy law, ready to spread abroad thy gospel, the The finger of God's hand.
glad tidings of reconciliation with thee; According to thy promise, Lord, and use the authority given him, not to
Thou givest speech with grace; destruction, but to salvation; not to hurt, That, through thy help, God's praises may but to help: so that as a wise and faithful Resound in every place.
servant, giving to thy family thcir portion O Holy Ghost, into our minds
in due season, he may at last be receired Send down thy heavenly light; into everlasting joy,through Jesus Christ 0 3 Kindle our hearts with fervent zcal, our Lord, who, with thee and the Holy To serve God day and night.
Ghost, liveth and reigneth, one God, Our weakness strengthen and confirm,
world without end. Amen. For, Lord, thou know'st us frail; 1 Then the Presiding Bishop and Bishops That neither devil, world, nor flesh, present, shall lay theer Hands upon the Against us may prevail.
Head of the elected Bishop, kneeling a in Put back our enemies far from us, before them, the Presiding Bishop sayAnd help us to obtain
ing, *** Please in our hearts with God and man, RECEIVE the Holy Ghost
, for the rosie And grant that thou being, O Lord, Church of God, now committed unto thee Our leader and our guide,
by the imposition of our hands: In the We may escape the snares of sin,
name of the Father, and of the Son, and And never from thee slide.
of the Holy Ghost. Amen. And remem Such measures of thy powerful grace ber that thou stir up the grace of God. Grant, Lord, to us, we pray;
which is given thee by this iniposition of That thou may'st be our Comforter our hands: For God hath not given us the At the last dreadful day.
spirit of fear; but of power, and love, and Of strife and of dissention
soberness. Dissolve, O Loru, the bands,
1 Then the Presiding Bishop shall deliver And knit the knots of peace and love
him the Bible, saying, Throughout all Christian lands.
VIVE heed unto reading, exhortation Grant us the grace that we may know and doctrine; think upon the things The Father of all might,
contained in this book; be diligent in That we of his beloved Son,
them, that the increase coming thereby Muy gain the blissful sight;
may be manifest unto all men. for by so And that we may with perfect faith doing thou shalt both save thyself and Ever acknowledge thee,
them that hear thee. Be to the flock of The Spirit of Father, and of Son, Christ a shepherd, not a wolf; feed them, One God in Persons Three.
devour them not: Hold up the weak, To God the Father laud and praise, heal the sick, bind up the broken, bring And to his blessed Son,
again the outcasts, seek the lost. Be so And to the Holy Spirit of Grace, merciful, that you be not too remiss; so Co-equal Three in One.
minister discipline, that you forget not ' Arid pray we, that our only Lord mercy; that when the Chief Shepherd
Would please his Spirit to send shall appear, you may receive the neverOn all that shall profess his name, fading crown of glory, through Jesus
From hence to the world's end. Amen. Christ our Lord. Amen.
1 Then the Presiding Bishop shall pro- example in word, in conversation, in ceed in the Communion Service
. ; with love, in faith, in chastity, and in purity; whom the new consecrated Bishop, with that faithfully fulfilling his course, at others, shall also communicate.
the latter day be may receive the crown 5 And for the last Collect, imnediately of righteousness laid up by the Lord, the
hefore the Benediction, shall be said this righteous Judge, who liveth and reignPrayer:
eth one God with the Father and the
Holy Ghost, world without end. Amen. TOST merciful Father, we beseech
understanding, keep your hearts servant thy heavenly blessing; and so and minds in the knowledge and love of endue him with thy lloly Spirit, that he God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our preaching thy word, may not only be Lord: And the blessing of God Almighearnest to reprove, beseech, and rebuke ty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy with all patience and doctrine; but also Ghost, be amongst you, and remain with may be to such as believe, a wholesome you always. Amen.
The Litany and Suffrages.
Good Lord, deliver us. mercy upon us miserable sinners. From lightning and tempest; front O God, the Father of heaven; have mercy plague, pestilence, and famine; from upon us miserable sinners.
battle, and murder, and from sudder o God the Son, Redeemer of the death; world; have mercy upon us miserable Good Lord, deliver us. sinners.
From all sedition, privy conspiracy O God the Son, Redeemer of the world; and rebellion; from all false doctrine have mercy upon us miserable sinners. heresy, and schism; from hardness of
O God the Holy Ghost, proceeding heart, and contempt of thy word and from the Father and the Son; have mer-commandment; cy upon us miserable sinners.
Good Lord, deliver us. O God the Holy Ghost, proceeding from By the mystery of thy holy incarnathe Father and the Son; have mercy upon tion; by thy holy nativity and circumciu miserable sinners.
sion; by thy baptism, fasting, and tempO holy, blessed, and glorious Trinity, tation ; three Persons, and one God; have mercy Good Lord, deliver us. tipon us miserable sinners.
By thine agony and bloody sweat; by O holy, blessed, and glorious Trinity, thy cross and passion; by thy precious Three Persons, and one God; have mercy death and burial; by thy glorious resur. upon us miserable sinners.
rection and ascension; and by the coming Remember not, Lord, our offences, of the Holy Ghost; nor the offences of our forefathers; nei- Good Lord, deliver us. ther take thou vengeance of our sins : In all time of our tribulation; in all Spare us, good Lord, spare thy people, time of our prosperity; in the hour of whom thou hast redeemed with thy most | death, and in the day of judgment; precious blood, and be not angry with as Good Lord, deliver us. for ever.
We sinners, do beseech thee to hear Spare us, good Lord.
us, O Lord God; and that it may please From all evil and mischief; from sin; thee to rule and govern thy holy Church from the crafts and assaults of the devil, universal in the right way, from thy wrath, and from everlasting damnation;
We bescech thec to hear us, good Lord. Good Loid, delider us.
That it may please thee to bless and From all blindness of heart; from preserve all Christian rulers and magis. pride, vain glory, and hypocrisy; from trates; giving them grace to execute ritableness; envy, hatred, and malice, and all uncha- justice, and to maintain truth;
We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. Good Lord, deliver us.
That it may please thee to illuminate From all inordinate and sinful affec-all Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, with tions, and from all the deceits of the true knowledge and understanding of the vorli, the flesh, and the devil;
word, and that both by their preaching
and living, they may set it forth, and That it may please thee to give us how it accordingly;
true repentance; to forgive us all our We beseech thee
to hear us, good Lord. sins, negligences, and ignorances; and That it may please thee to bless these to endue us with the grace of thy Holy hy servants, now to he admitted to the Spirit, to amend our lives according to cder of Deacons (or Priests, and to thy holy word; your thy grace upon them; that they We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
ay duly execute their office, to the edi- Son of God, we beseech thee to hear ying of thy Church, and the glory of us. hy holy name;
Son of God, we beseech thee to hear us. We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. O Lamb of God, who takest away the
That it may please thee to bless and sins of the world; Keep all thy people;
Grant us thy peace. We heseech thee to hear us, good Lord. O Lamb of God, who takest away the
That it may please thee to give to all sins of the world; nations, unity, peace, and concord;
Have mercy upon us. We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. The Bishop way, at his discretion,
That it may please thee to give us an omit all that follows, to the Prayer, heart to love and fear thee, and diligent- We humbly beseech thee. O Father ly to live after thy commandments; &c.
We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. ( Christ, hear us.
That it may please thee to give to all O Christ, hear us. thy people increase of grace, to hear Lord, bave mercy upon us. ineekly thy word, and to receive it with Lord, have mercy upon us. pure affection, and to bring forth the Christ, have mercy upon us. fruits of the Spirit;
Christ, have mercy upon us. We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. Lord, have mercy upon us.
That it may please thee to bring into Lord, have mercy upon us. the way of truth, all such as have erred | Then shall the Bishop, and the People
him, say the Lord's Prayer. We beseech thee to hear
us, good Lorden O'Tweat be thy Name ; Thy Kingdom That it may please thee to strengthen such as do stand, and to comfort and help i come; Thy Will be done on Earth, as it the weak-hearted, and to raise up those is in Heaven; Give us this day our daily who fall, and finally to beat down Satan bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as under our feet;
we forgive those who trespass against We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. us; And lead us not into temptation;
That it may please thee to succour, But deliver us from evil. Amen. belp, and comfort, all who are in danger, Bishop. O Lord, deal not with us acvecessity, and tribulation;
cording to our sins; We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. Answer. Neither reward us according
That it may please thee to preserve all to our iniquities. who travel by land or by water, all wo- Bishop. Let us pray. men in the perilsu og childcbiera, ailesick O Goeb pereital Father: wwondere show thy pity upon all prisoners and heart, nor the desire of such as are sor captives;
rowsul; mercifully assist our prayers We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. which we make before thee in all our
That it may please thee to defend and troubles and adversities, whensoever provide for the fatherless children and they oppress us; and graciously lear widows, and all who are desolate and us, that those evils which the craft and oppressed;
subtilty of the devil or man worketh We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. against us, may, by thy good providence,
That it may please thee to have mercy be brought to nought; that we thy serupon all men;
vants, being hart by no persecutione, may We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. evermore give thanks unto thee in thy
That it may please thee to forgive our holy Church, through Jesus Christ our enemies, persecutors, and slanderers, and Lord. to turn their hearts;
O Lord, arise, help us, and deliver us, We beseech thee to n. Ar us, good Lord. for thy name's sake.
O God, we tave heard with cur ears, preserve to our use the kindly fruits of and our fathers have declared unto the earth, so that in due time we may us, the noble works that thou diilst in enjoy them;
their days. and in the old tirue welure inte beseech thce to hear us, good Lord. Llen