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instituting the rey. A. B. into this parish or church) as priest and rec. tor (or associated rector, or assistant minister] of the same; and we are possessed of your vote that he has been so elected ; as also of the prescribed letter of institution. But if any of you can show just cause why he may not be instituted, we proceed no further, because we would not that an unworthy person shouid minister among you. 1 If any objection be offered, the priest who acts as the institutor shall

judge whether it afford just cause to suspend the service. No objection being offered, or the priest who acts as the institutor choosing to go on with the service, he shall next read the letter of institution; and then shall the senior warden (or the member of the več!ry supe plying his place) present the keys of the church to the new incumbeni,

saying, In name and behalf of

parish (or church] I do receive and acknowledge you, the Rev. A. B. as priest and rector (or assord rector, or assistant minister) of the same, and in token thereof, give into your hands the keys of this church.

q Then the new incumbent shall say, I, A. B. receive these keys of the house of God at your hands, as the pledges of my institution, and of your parochial recognition, and prom. ise to be a faithful shepherd over you, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

{ Here the instituting minister shall begin the office. Min. The Lord be with you. Ans. And with thy spirit.

Let us pray. Direct us, O Lord, in all our doings, with thy most gracious favour, and further us with thy continual help, that in all our works be rung continued and ended in thee, we may glorify thy boly name, and a ly by thy mercy obtain everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord; who hath taught us to pray unto thee, O Almighty Father, in his pre. vailing name and words,

Our Fathe who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name ; Thy kings doi come ; Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven; Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us ; and lead us not into temptation ; But deliver us from evil : For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

Then shall the priest who acts as the institutor receive the incumbent within the rails of the altar, and present him the biblt, book of common prayer, and books of canons of the general and state convention,

saying as follows : Receive these books; and let them be the rule of thy conduct in dispensing the divine word, in leading the devotions of the people, and in exercising the discipline of the church ; and be thou in all things a pattern to the flock committed to thy care.

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Then shall be said or sung the following anthem.

Laudate Nomen. O PRAISE the Lord, laud ye the name of the Lord: praise it, o ye servants of the Lord. Psalm cxxxv. verse 1,

2 Ye that stand in the house of the Lord : in the courts of the house of our God. Verse 2.

3 O praise the Lord, for the Lord is gracious: O sing praises unto his name, for it is lovely. Verse 3.

4 The Lord is gracious and merciful, long suffering and of great goodness. Psalm cxlv. verse 8.

5 The Lord is loving unto every man; and his mercy is over all his work. Verse 9.

2 All thy works praise thee, O Lord; and thy samts give thanks unto thee. Verse 10.

7 The Lord doth build up Jerusalem; and gather together the outcasts of Israel. Psalm cxlvii. verse 2.

8 He healetb those that are broken in heart; and giveth medicine to heal their sickness. Verse 3. 9 The Lord's delight is in them that fear him, and put their trust in

Verse 11. 10 Praise the Lord, Jerusalem; praise thy God, o Zion. Verse 12.

11 For he hath made fast the bars of thy gates; and hath blessed thy children within thee. Verse 13.

12 He maketh peace in thy borders; and filleth thee with the flour of wheat. Verse 14.

13 He is our God, even the God of whom cometh salvation ; God is the Lord by whom we escape death. Psalm Ixvii. verse 20.

14 O God, wonderful art thuu in thy holy places, even the God of Israel; he will give strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God. Verse 35.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.

Min. The law was given by Moses.
Peop. But grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
Min. & Peon. Who is God over all, blessed for evermore.

Amen Let us pray. Most gracious God, the giver of all good and perfect gifts, who, of thy wise providence hast appointed divers orders in thy church; give thy grace, we beseech thee, to thy servant, to whom the charge of this congregation is now committed ; and so replenish him with the truth of thy doctrine, and endue him with innocency of life, that he may

faithfully serve before thee, to the glory of thy great name, and the benefit of thy holy church, through Jesus Christ, our only Mediator and Redeemer. Amen. O

HOLY Jesus, who hast purchased to thyself an universal church, and hast promised to be with the ministers of apostolick succession to the end of the world; be graciously pleased to bless the ministry and service of him, wlio is now appointed to offer the sacrifices of prayer and praise to thee in this house, which is called by thy name. May

the words of his mouth, and the meditation of bis heart-be always acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, our strength and our Redeemer. Amen. O GOD, Holy Ghost, Sanctifier of the faithful, visit, we pray thee, this congregation with thy love and favour; enlighten their minds more and more with the light of the everlasting gospel; graft in their hearts a love of the truth; increase in them true religion ; nourish them with all goodness; and of thy great mercy keep them in the same, O blessed Špirit, whom with the Father and the Son together we worship and glorify as one God, world without end. Amen.

Benediction. The God of peace, who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus Christ, the great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. Then shall the instituted minister kneel at the altar to present his supe

plication for himselfin this formy O LORD my God! I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof; yet thou hast honoured thy servant with appointing him to stand in thy house, and to serve at thy holy altar. To thee and to thy service I devote myself, soul, body, and spirit-with all their powers and faculties. Fill my memory with the words of thy law; enlighten my understanding with the illumination of the Holy Ghost; and may all the wishes and desires of my will centre in what thou hast com. manded. And, to make me instrumental in promoting the salvation of the people now committed to my charge, grant that I may faithfully administer thy holy sacraments, and by my life and doctrine set forth thy true and lively word. Be erer with me, in the performance of all the duties of my ministry ; in prayer, to quicken my devotion; in praises, to heighten my love and gratitude ; and in preaching, to give a readiness of thought and expression suitable to the clearness and excellency of thy holy word. Grant this for the sake of Jesus Christ thy Son our Saviour.

I The instituted minister, standing up, shall say,
The Lord be with you.
Ans. And with thy spirit.

Let us pray. O ALMIGHTY God, who hast built thy church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone ; grant that, by the operation of the Holy Ghost, all Christians may be so joined together in unity of spirit, and in the bond of peace, that they may be an holy temple acceptable unto thee. And especially, to this congregation present, give the abundance of thy grace; that with one heart, they may desire the prosperity of thy holy apostolick church, and with one mouth, may profess the faith once delivered the saints. Defend them from the sins of heresy and schism ; « let not the foot of pride come nigh to hurt them, nor the hand of the un. godly to cast them down." And grant that the course of this world may be so peaceably ordered by thy governance, that thy church may

joyfully serve thee in all godly quietness; that so they may walk in the ways of truth and peace, and at last be numbered with thy

saints in glory everlasting, through thy merits, O blessed Jesus, thou gracious Bishop and Shepherd of our souls, who art, with the Father and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen. I Then shall follow the sermon : and after that the instituted minis.

ter shall proceed to the communion service, and to administer the holy eucharist to his congregation : and after the benediction ( which he shall always pronounce) the wardens, vestry, and others shall salute and welcome him, bidding him God speed. When the bishop of the diocese is present at the institution of a minister, he shall make to him the address prescribed in this office in the form of a letter ; and may perform such other duties herein assigned she instituring minister as he may choose.

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