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obediently follow the same; that all may selves shall men arise speaking nerverse receive the crown of everlasting glory, things, to draw away disciples after through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. then. Therefore watch, and remember, And another Bishop shall read that by the space of three years, I ceased
not to warn every one, night and day, T'he Epistle. Tim iii. I.
with tears. And now, brethren, I comTHIS is a true saying, if a man de mend you to God, and to the word of his
1 sire the office of a Bishop, he de- grace, which is able to build you up, and sireth a good work. A Bishop then to give you an inheritance among all must be blameless, the husband of one them which are sanctified. I have wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apgiven to hospitality, apt to teach, not parel : yea, ye yourselves know, that given to wine, no striker, not greedy of these hands have ministered unto my neFilthy lucre, but patient, not a brawler, cessities, and to them that were with me. not covetous; one that ruleth well his I have showed you all things, how that own house, having his children in sub- so labouring ye ought to support the jection with all gravity; for if a man weak; and to remember the words of know not how to rule his own house, the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more how shall be take care of the Church of blessed to give than to receive. God ? not a novice, lest being lifted up
Then another Bishop shall read with pride he fall into the condemnation
The Gospel St. John xxi. 15. of the devil. Moreover he must have a
TESUS saith to Simon Peter, Simon, good report of them which are without;
J son of Jonas, lovest thou me more Vest he fall into reproach, and the spare
than these? He saith unto him, Yea, of the devil.
Lord, thou knowest that I love thee. Or this:
He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. He For the Epistle. Acts xx. 17. saith to him again the second time, Si.
mon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He DROM Miletus, Paul sent to Ephe
saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou know. I sus, and called the Elders of the
est that I love thee. He saith unto him, Church. And when they were come to
Feed my sheep. He saith unto him the him, he said unto them, Ye know from
third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest the first day that I came into Asia, after
thou me? Peter was grieved because he what manner I have been with you at all
said unto him the third time, Lovest scasons, serving the Lord with all hu.
thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, mility of mind, and with many tears and
thou knowest all things : thou knowest templations, which befell me by the lying
that I love thee Jesus saith unto him, in wait of the Jews : And how I kept
Feed my sheep. back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have showed you, and have
Or this: St. John s. 19. taught you publicly, and from bouse to THE same day at evening, being the house, testifying both to the Jews, and
I first day of the week, when the also tu the Greeks, repentance toward
doors were shut where the disciples were God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus
assembled for fear of the Jews, came Christ. And now, behold, I go bound Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith in the Spirit unto Jerusalem, not know.
unto them, Peace be unto you. And ing the things that shall befall me there;
when he had so said, he showed unto save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in
them his hands and his side. Then were every city, saying, that bonds and affic.
the disciples glad, when they saw the tions abide me But none of these
Lord. Then saith Jesus to them again, things move me, neither count I my life
Peace be unto you: As my Father bath dear unto myself, so that I might finish sent me, even so send I you And when my course with joy, and the ministry
he had said this, he breathed on them, which I have received of the Lord Jesus
and saith unto them, Receive ye the to testify the Gospel of the Grace of God Holy Ghost; Whose soever sins yere And now, behold, I know that ye all, | mit, they are remitted unto them; and among whom I have gone preaching the
whose socver sins ye retain, they are kingdom of God, shall see my face no retained. more. Wherefore I take you to record
Or this: St. Matt. xxviii. 18. this day, that I am pure from the blood
TESUS came and spake unto them, of all men : For I have not shunned in saying, All power is given unto me declare unto you all the counsel of God. in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore Take heed, therefore, unto yourselves,
and teach all nations, baptizing them in and to all the flock, over the wbich the the name of the Father, and of the Son, Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to and of the Holy Ghost; teaching them feed the Church of God, which he hath
God, which he hath to observe all things whatsoever bare purchased with his own blood. For I commanded you and lo, I am with you know this, that after my departing shall alway, even unto the end of the world, grievous wolves enter in among you, After the Gospel and the Sermon ar hot sparing the flock. Also of your own ended, the elected Bishop, vested with
To Rochet, shall be presented by two the merits of our Saviour Jesus Christ, Bishops of this Church unto the Presi.who liveth and reigneth with thee and ding Bishop, or to the Biskop appointed, the Holy Ghost, world without end. sitting in his Chair near the holy Table;
the Bishops who present him saying, Then the Presiding Bishop, sitting in DEVEREND Father in God, we pre his Chair, shall say to him that is to be
I sent unto you this godly and well consecrated, learned man to be ordained and conse
DROTHER, forasmuch as the holy crated Bishop
D Scripture and the ancient canons Then shall the Presiding Bishop de command that we should not be hasty in mand testimonials of the Person pre laying on hands, and admitting any persented for Consecration, and shall son lo government in the Church of cause them to be reud.
Christ, which he hath purchased with no He shall then require of him the folloro less price than the effusion of his own ing Promise of Conformity to the Doc. blood ; before we admit you to this ad. trine, Discipline, and Worship of the ministration, we will examine you in cer. Protestant Episcopal Church.
lain articles, to the end that the congre. TN the name of God, Amen. IN gation present may have a trial, and bear I chosen Bishop of the Protestant Epis.
witness, how you are minded to behave copal Church in N, do promise conform
yourself in the Church of God. ity and obedience to the doctrine, disci ARE you persuaded, that you are pline, and worship of the Protestant
h truly called to this ministration, Episcopal Church in the United States of
according to the will of our Lord Jesus America : So help me God, through
Christ, and the order of this Church? Jesus Christ.
Answer. I am so persuaded. Then the Presiding Bishop shall move
The Presiding Bishop the Congregation present to pray, say. ARE you persuaded, that the holy ing thus to them :
A Scriptures contain all doctrine reDRETHREN, it is written in the Gos. quired as necessary for eternal salvation D pel of St. Luke, That our Saviour
through faith in Jesus Christ ? And are Christ continued the whole night in
you determined, out of the same holy prayer, before he chose and sent forth his Scriptures, to instruct the people conitwelve Apostles. It is writter also,
mitted to your charge, and to teach or That the holy Apostles prayed, before maintain nothing, as necessary to eterthey or lained Matthias to be of the nal salvation, but that which you shall number of the twelve. Let us, there. be persuaded, may be concluded and fore, following the example of our Sa- proved by the same ? viour Christ, and his Apostles, offer up
Answer I am so persuaded, and deour prayers to Alinighty God, before we termined by God's grace. admit and send forth this person pre
The Presiding Bishop. sented unto us, to the work whereunto
W ILL you then faithfully exercise we trust the Holy Ghost hath called him.
yourself in the holy Scriptures, And then shall be said the Litany; save and call upon God by prayer for the true only, that after this place, That it may understanding of the same; so that you please thee to illuminate all Bishops, may be able by them to teach and exhort
&c. the proper Suffrage shall be, with wholesome doctrine, and to with THAT it may please thee to bless this
sland and convince the gainsa yers ? Lour brother elected, and to serd thy
Answer I will so do, by the help o grace upon him, that he may duly exe
God. cute the office whereunto he is called, to
The Presiding Bishop. the edifying of thy Church, and to the A RE you ready, with all faithful dili. honour, praise, and glory of thy name; A gence, to banish and drive away
Auswer. We beseeck thee to hear us, from the Church all erroneous and good Lord.
strange doctrine contrary to God's Then shall be saldikis Prayer following.
word; and both privately and openly to
call upon and encourage others to the ALMIGHTY God, giver of all good
same ? 1 things, who by thy Holy Spirit
Answer. I am ready, the Lord being hast appointed divers orders of Minis
my helper. ters in thy Church; mercifully behold this thy servant now called to the work
The Presiding Bishop. and ministry of a Bishop; and so re. I W ILL you deny all ungndliness and plenish him with the truth of thy doc. V worldly lusts, and live soberly, trine, and adorn him with innocency of righteously, and godly in this present lite, that both by word and deed he may world; that you may show yourself in faithfully serve thee in this office, to the all things an example of good works unto glory of thy name, and the edifying and others, that the adversary may be asha. well govering of thy Church, through I med, having nothing to say against you? Anstoer. 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
Pursue with full desire. W ILL you maintain and set for.
Thou art the very Comicrler VV Ward, as much as shall lie in you, In grief and all distress; quietness, love, and peace among all
The heavenly gift of God most High; men; and diligently exercise such disci
Vo tongue cun it ea press. pline as by the authority of God's word,
The fountain and the living spring and by the order of this Church, is com
or joy celestial ; mitted to you?
T'he fire so bright, the love so sweet, Answer I will so do, by the help of
The l'action spiritual
Thou in thy gifts art manifold,
By them Christ's Church doth stand: W ILL you be faithful in urdaiping,
| In faithful hearts thout writ'st thy law, sending. or laying hands upon
T'ke Anger of God's hand others?
According to thy promise, Lord,
Thou givest speech with grace
That, through thy help. God's pruises may
Resound in every place
O Holy Ghost, into our minds
be merciful for Christ's sake to Kindle our hearts with forment send poor and needy people, and to all stran To serve God day and night gers destitute of help?
Our weakness strengthen and confim, Answer. I will so show myself, by For, Lord, thou know'st us frail; God's help
That neither deril, world, nor resh,
Against us may prevail.
Put back Jur enemies far from us,
And help us to ubtain ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Fa.
Peace in our hearts with God and man, A ther, who hath given you a good
T'ke best, the truest gain will to do all these things, grant alsu un
And grant that thou being. (Lord, to you strength and power to perform the
Our leader and our guide, same that he accomplishing in you the good work which he hath begun, you
We muy escape the snares nf sin.
And nerer fron. thee slide may be found perfect and irreprehensible
Such measures of thy powerful grace at the latter day, through Jesus Christ
Grant, Lord, to us, we pray; our Lord. Amen
7'hat thou may'st be our Comforter T Then shall the Bishop elect put on the At the last dreadful day rest of the Episcopul Habit; and, kneel. Or strife and of dissension ing down. Veni. Creator piritus, shall Dissolve, O Lord, the bands, be sung or said on er him, the Presiding And knit the knots of peace and love Bishop heginning, and the Bishups. Throughout all Christian lands. toith others that are present, answering Grant us the Grace that we may know by verses, as followeth:
The Father of all might.
That we of his beloved Son,
May gain the blissful siglo.
And that we may with perfect faith Who dost thy seren-fold gifts impart:
Ever arknowledge thee, Thy blessed Unction from above,
The Spirit of Father, and of Sur, is comfort, life, and fire of lone.
One God in Persons three Enable with perpetual light
To God the Father laud and praise, T'he dulness of our blinded sight :
And to his blessed Son, Anoint and cheer our soiled face
And to the Huy Spirit of Grace, With the abundance of thy grace.
Co-equal three in One. Keep far our foes, give peace at home;
And pray we, that our only Lord I'kere thou art Guide, no ill can come.
Would please his Spirit to send Teach us to know the Father, Son,
On all that shal' profess his name, And thee, of both to be but one :
From hence to the word's end Amen. That through the ages all along,
That ended, the Presiding Bishop slall This may be our endless song;
say. Praise to thy elernal merit,
Lord, hear our prayer; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Ans And let our cry come unto thet. Or this:
Presiding Bishop Let us pray. COME, Holy Ghost, eternal God, ALMIGHTY God and most merciful Proceeding from above,
A Father, who of thine infinite good. Both from the Father and the Son, ness bast given thine only and dearly T'he God of pource and love;
beloved Son Jesus Christ, to be our Re
acemer, and the Author of everlasting may be manifest unto all men ; for by life; who, after that he had made perfect so doing thou shalt both save thyself and our redemption by his death, and was them that hear thee. Be to the flock of ascended into heaven, poured down his Christ a shepherd, not a wolf ; feed them, gifts abundantly upon men, making some devour them not : Hold up the weak, Apostles, some Prophets, some Evange- heal the sick, bind up the broken, bring lasts, some Pastors and Doctors, to the again the outcast, seek the lost. Be so edifying and making perfect bis Church; merciful, that you be not too remiss ; * grant, we beseech thee, to this thy ser minister discipline, that you forget cot vant such grace, that he may evermore mercy; that when the Chief Shepherd be ready to spread abroad thy gospel, shall appear, you may receive the neverthe glad tidings of reconciliation with fading crown of glory, through Jesus thee; and use the authority given him, Christ our Lord. Amen. not to destruction, but to salvation, not to burt, but to help: so that as a wise T Then the Presiding Bishop shall proceed and faithful servant, giving to thy family in the Communion Service: toith whom their portion in due season, he may at
the nero consecrated Bishop, with others, last be received into everlasting joy, I
shall also communicate. through Jesus Christ our Lord, who,
1 And for the last Collect, immediately with thee and the Holy Ghost, liveth and before the Benediction, shall be said this reigneth, one God, world without end.
M OST merciful Father, we beseech Then the Presiding Bishop and Bishops W thee to send down upon this thy present, shall lay their hands upon The servant thy heavenly blessing; and so Head of the elected Bishop kneeling endue him with thy Holy Spirit, that he before them, the Presiding Bishop say.
preaching thy word, may not only be ing,
ea mest to reprove, beseech, and rebuke DECEIVE the Holy Ghost, for the
with all patience and doctrine ; but also N office and work of a Bishop in the
may be io such as believe, a wholesome
example in word, in conversation, in Church of God, now committed unto
love, in faith, in chastity, and in purity; thee by the imposition of our hands : In
that faithfully fulfilling his course, at the name of the Father, and of the Son,
the latter day he may receive the crown and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. And
of righteousness laid up by the Lord, remember that thou stir up the grace of
the righteous Judge, who liveth and God, which is given thee by this imposition of our hands : For God hath not
reigneth one God with the Father and the
Holy Ghost, world without end. Amen. given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and love, and soberness.
THE peace of God, which passeth all Then the Presiding Bishop shall deliver
1 understanding, keep your hearts
and minds in the knowledge and love of him the Bible, saying,
God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our LIVE heed unto reading, exhortation, Lord: And the blessing of God Almigh. U and doctrine; think upon the things ty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy contained in this book; be diligent in Ghost, be amongst you, and remain with them, that the increase coming thereby you always. Amen.
THE LITANY AND SUFFRAGES O GOD, the Father of heaven; have the offences of our forefathers; neither
mercy upon us miserable sinners. take thou vengeance of our sins : Spare O God, the Father of heaven: have mercy us, good Lord, spare thy people, whom upon us miserable sinners
thou hast redeemed with thy most pre. o God the Son, Redeemer of the world; cious blood, and be not angry with us have mercy upon us miserable sinners. for ever;
O God the Son, Redermer of the world; | Spare us, good Lord. have mercy upon us miserable sinners From all evil and mischief; from sin;
O God 'the Holy Ghost, proceeding froin the crafts and assaults of the devil; from the Father and the Son : bave mer from thy wrath, and from everlasting cy upon us miserable sinners.
damnation, O God the Holy Ghost, proceeding from Good Lord, deliver us. the Father and the Son; have mercy upon From all blindness of heart; from us miserable sinners
pride, vain-glory, and hypocrisy: from O holy, blessed, and glorious Trinity, envy, hatred, and malice, and all un. three Persons, and one God; have mercy charitableness, upon us miserable sinners.
Good Lord, deliver us. O holy, blessed, and glorious Trinity, From all inordinate and sinful affecthree Persons, and one God; have mercy tions; and from all the deceits of the upon us miserable sinners
world, the flesh, and the devil, Remember not, Lord, our ofences, nos! Good Lord, deliver us,
From lightning and tempest; from He beseech the ta ben
Be deseech thee to hear us, good Lord. plague, pestilence, and famine; from
That it may please thee to strengthen battle. and murder, and from sudden such as do stand, and to comfort and death,
help the weak-hearted, and to raise up Gand Lurd. deliner us.
those who fall, and finally to beat down From all sedition, privy conspiracy, Satan under our feet. and rebellion : from all faise doctrine, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. heresy and schism ; from hardness of | That it may please thee to succour, heart, and contempt of thy word and belp, and comfort, all who are in danger, commandment,
necessity, and tribulation; Good Lord, delirer us.
He beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. By the mystery of thy holy incarna That it may please thee to preserve ali tion, by thy holy nativity and circum. who travel by land or by water, all wo. cision: by thy baptism, fasting, and men in the perils of child-birth, ali siek templation,
persons, a.id young children, and to Good Lord, deliver us.
show thy pity upon all prisoners and By thine agony and bloody sweat; by captives; thy cross and passion ; by thy precious We beserck thee to hear us, good Lord. death and burial; by thy glorious resur That it may please thee to defend and rection and ascension; and by the com provide for the fatherless children, and ing of the Holy Ghost,
widows, and all who are desolate and Goud Lord, deliver us
oppressed; In all time of our tribulation ; in all Be heseech thee to hear us, good Lord. time of our prosperity ; in the hour of That it may please thee to have mercy death, and in the day of judgment, upon all men Good Lord, deliver us.
We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. We sinners do beseech thee to hear us, That it may please thee to forgive our O Lord God; and that it may please enemies, persecutors, and slanderers, thee to rule and govern thy holy Church and to turn their hearts i universal in the right way;
He beseech thee to hear us, good Lord We heseech thee to hear is, good Lord. That it may please thee to give and pre
That it may please thee to bless and serve to our use the kindly fruits of the preserve all Christian rulers and magis earth, so that in due time we may enjoy irates; giving them grace to execute them ; justice, and to maintain truth;
B'e bescech thee to hear us, good Lord. k'e herecch thee to hear us, good Lord. I That it may please thee to give us true That it may please thee to illuminate repentance to forgive us all our sins, all Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, with negligences, and ignorances, and to en true knowledge and understanding of thy due us with the grace of thy Holy Spirit, word; and that both by their preaching to amend our lives according to thy boly and living they may set it forth, and word; show it accordingly;
We beseech thee to hear us, guod Lund. We beseech thee to hear us, guod Lord. Son of God, we beseech thee to hear us
That it may please liee to bless these Son of God, we beseeck thee tu heur us. tly servants, now I be admitted to the () Lamb of God, wbe takest away the order of Deacons (or Priests, and to sins of the world, pour thy grace upon them; that they Grunt us thy peace. may duly execute their office, to the edi. O Lamb of God, who takest away the fying of thy Church, and the glory of thy sins of the world, holy name;
Hare mercy upon us. He heseech thee to hear us, good Lord. The Bishop may, at his discretion, omi! That it may please thee to bless and
all that follows, to the Prayer, We keer all thy people ;
humbly beseech thee, O Father, sc. We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
O Christ, hear us. That it may please thee to give to all O Christ, hear us. nations unity, peace, and concord :
Lord, have mercy upon us. We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
Lord, have mercy upon us. That it may please thee to give us an
Christ, have mercy upon us heart to love and fear thee, and diligently Christ, have mercy upon us. to live after thy commandments;
Lord, have mercy upon us. We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
Lord, krore mercy upon us. That it may please thee to give to all thy people increase of grace, to hear
11 Then shall the Bishop, and the People aneekly ihy word, and to receive it with
with him, say the Lord's Prayer pure affection, and to ing forth the OUR Father, who art in Heaven, fruits of the Spirit ;
Hallowed be thy Name; Thy KingWe beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. dom come; Thy will be done on Earth,
That it may please thee to bring into a it is in Heaven : Give us this day our the way of truth, all such as have erred daily bread; And forgive us our tresand are deceived
passes, as we forgive those who tressant