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crater Elements, covering the ( Then shall be said or sung, all same with a fair linen cloth. standing, Gloria in excelsis; or I Then shall the Bishop say the
some proper Hymn from the se
lection. Lord's Prayer, the People repeating after him every Petition.
and on earth peace, good09 UR Father, who art in heav- will towards men. We praise
en, Hallowed be thy Name: thee, we bless thee, wo worship Thy kingdom come. Thy, will thee, we glorify thee, we give be done on earih, As it is in thanks to theě for thy great heaven. Give us this day our glory, O Lord God, heavenly daily bread. And forgive us our King God the Father Altrespasses, As we forgive those
mighty. who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation; But Jesus Christ; O Lord God, Lamb
O Lord, the only-begotten Son, deliver us from evii: For thine of God, Son of the Father, that is the kingdom, and the power, takest away the sins
of the and i he glory, for over and ever.world, have mercy upon us. Amen.
Thou that takest away the sins After which shall be said as fol of the world, have mercy upon loweth.
Thou that takest away the sins of the world, receive our
prayer. Thou that sittest at the God, we most heartily thank thee, for that thou dose right hand of God the Father,
have mercy upon us. vouchsafe to feed us who have duly received these holy myster only art the Lord; thou only, O
For thou only art holy; thou ries, with the spiritual food of Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art the most precious Body and
most high in the glory of God Blood of thy Son our Saviour
the Fatlier. Amen. Jesus Christ; and dost assure us thereby of thy favour and Then the Bishop shall let them goodness towards us; and that depart with this Blessing. we are ate in thermystical body of thy Tasbeth all understanding,
which Son, which is the blessed com; keep your hearts and minds in pany of all faithful people; and the knowledge and love of God, are also heirs through hope of land of his Son Jesus Christ our thy everlasting kingdom, by the
Lord: And the Blessing of God merits of the most precious death Almighty. the Father, the Son, and passion of thy dear Son. and the Holy Ghost, bé amongst And we most humbly beseech
you, and remain with you always. Thee, o heavenly Father, so to
Amen. assist us with ihy grace, that we may continue in that holy 1 If any of the consecrator Bread fellowship, and do all such good and Wine remain after the Corn, works as thou hast prepared for munion, it shall not be carried us to walk in ; through Jesus out of the Church; but the Bishop Christ our Lord, to whom, with and other Communicants shall, thee and the Holy Ghost, be all immediately after the Blessing, honour and glory, world without reverently eat and drink the end. Amen. Here endeth the Order for the Admin-tration of the Holy Communion. THE FORM OF
CONSECRATION OF A CHURCH OR CHAPEL ;
ACCORDING TO THE ORDER OF THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS ESTABLISED BY THE BISHOPS THE CLERGY, AND LAITY OF BAID CHURCH, IN GENERAL CONVENTION IN THE MONTE Or JUNE, A. D. 1799.
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 Bishnp and the Clergy who are present shall go up the aisle of the Church, or Chapel, to the Communion Table, repenting the Twenty fourth Psalm alternately, the Bishop one verse and the Clergy another. Psalm xxiv.
The Bishop shall go within the THE earth is the LORD's, and
rails, with such of the Clergy as all that therein is; the com
can be there accommodated. The pass of the world, and they that
Bishop, sitting in his chair, shall dwell therein.
have the instruments of donation 2 For he hath founded it upon
and endowment, if there be any, the seas, and prepared it upon
presented to him; and then standthe finods.
ing' up, and turning to the Con3 Who shall ascend into the gregation, shall say, bill of the site orol? prawho shall | DBARI Ybeloved inebout ordi rise up in holy place?
forasmuch as and 4 Even he that hath clean holy men, as well under the Law hands and a pure heart; and as under the Gospel, moved that hath not lift up his mind either by the express command unto vanity, norsworn to deceive of God, or by the secret inspirahis neighbour.
tion of the blessed Spirit, and 5 He shall receive the bless. acting agreeably to their own ing from the LORD, and right reason and sense of the natural eousness from the God of his decency of things, have erected salvation,
houses for the public worship 6 This is the generation of of God, and separated them from them that seek him; even of all unhallowód, worldly, and them that seek thy face, O Jacob. common uses, in order to fill
7 Lift up your heads, O ye men's minds with greater revergates, and be ye lift up, ye ence for his glorious Majesty. everlasting doors; and the King and affect their hearts with more of glory shall come in.
devotion and humility in his 8 Who is the King of glory? service; which pious works It is the LORD strong and mighty, have been approved of and gra. even the LORD mighty in battle. ciously accepted by our heav
9 Lift up your heads, Oye enly Father: Let us not doubt gates, and be ye lift up, ye ever- but that he will also favourably lasting doors; and the King of apnrove our godly purpose of glory shall come in.
setting apart this place in sol10° Who is the King of glory?emn manner, for the performEven the LORD of hosts, he is ance of the several offices of the King of glory..
religious worship, and let us
faithfully and devoutly beg his Grant, O Lord, that they who blessing on this our undertak- at this place shall in their own ing.
persons renew the promises and
vows which they made, or which Then the Bishop, kneeling, shall
were made for them by their say the following Prayer.
sureties at their Baptism, and O
power, and of 'majesty in- by. the Bishop, may receive comprehensible, whom the heav- such a measure of thy Holy en of heavens cannot contain, Spirit, that they may be enabled much less the walls of temples faithfully to fulfil the same, and made with hands; and who yet grow in grace unto their lives' hast been graciously pleased to end. Amen. promise thy especial presence, Grant, O Lord, that whosoever wherever two or three of thy shall receive in this place the faithful servants shall assemble blessed Sacrament of the Body in thy Name, to offer up their and Blood of Christ, may come praises and supplications unto to that holy ordinance with faith, thee; Vouchsafe, O Lord, to be charity, and true repentance; present with us, who are here and being filled with thy grace gathered together with all hu- and heavenly benediction, may, mility and readiness of heart, to their great and endless comto consecrate this place to the fort, obtain remission of their honour of thy great Name; sins, and all other benefits of his separating it henceforth from passion. Amen. allunhallowed, ordinary, and Grant, O Lord, that by thy common uses; and dedicating holy Word which shall be read it to thy service, for reading thy and preached in this place, and holy Word, for celebrating thy by thy Holy Spirit grafting it inholy Sacraments, for offering to wardly in the heart, the hearers thy glorious Majesty the sacri- thereof may both perceive and fices of prayer and thanksgiv- know what things they ought to ing, for blessing thy people in do, and may have power and thy Name, and for the perform- strength to fulfil the same. ance of all other holy offices: Amen. accept, O Lord, this service at Grant, O Lord, that whosoever our hands, and bless it with shall be joined together in this such success as may tend most place in the holy estate of Matrito thy glory, and the furtherance mony, may faithfully perform of our happiness both temporal and keep the vow and covenant and spiritual; through Jesus between them made, and may Christ our blessed Lord and remain in perfect love together Saviour. Amen.
unto their lives' end. Amen.
Grant, we beseech thee, blessed After this the Bishop shall stand Lord, that whosoever shall draw up, and turning his face towards
near to thee in this place, to the Congregation, shall say, give thee thanks for the benefits
cations of thy servants, and hands, to set forth thy most grant that whosoever shall be worthy praise, to confess their dedicated to thee in this house sins unto thee, and to ask such by Baptism, may be sanctified things as are requisite and neby the Holy Ghost, delivered cessary, as well for the body as from thy, wrath and eternal for the soul, may do it with such death, and received as a living steadiness of faith, and with such member of Christ's Church, and seriousness, affection, and devo. may ever remain in the number tion of mind, that thou mayest of thy faithful children. Amen. accept their bounden duty and
service, and vouchsafe to give Dedication of this place to thy whatever in thy infinite wisdom service, and to prosper this thou shalt see to be most expe- our undertaking; receive the dient for them: All which we prayers and intercessions of all beg for Jesus Christ's sake, our those thy servants who shall most blessed Lord and Saviour. call upon thee in this house; Amen.
and give them grace to prepare
their hearts to serve thee with Then, the Bishop sitting in his chair, the Sentence of Consecra- them with an awful apprehen:
reverence and godly fear; affect tion is to be read by sono person, sion of thy Divine Majesty, and appointed by him, and then laid by him upon the Communion Tamworthiness; that so approach
a deep sense of their own unvie; after which, the Bishop shall ing thy sanctuary with lowliness
and devotion, and coming before B LESHED be thy Name, O thee with clean thoughts and
Lord, that it hath pleased pure hearts, with bodies undethee to put it into the hearts of filed, and minds sanctified, they thy servants to appropriate and may always perform a service devote this house to thy honour acceptable to thee; through Jeand worship; and grant that all sus Christ our Lord. Amen. who shall enjoy the benefit of
The Epistle. 2 Cor. vi. 14. this pious work, may show forth their thankfulness, by making a
E yo not unequally yoked to. right use of it, to the glory of gether with unbelievers : thy blessed Name; through Je- for what fellowship hath rightesus Christ our Lord. Amen. ousness with unrighteousness?
what communion hath After this, the Minister appointed light with darkness? and what is to read the service for the day. concord hath Christ with BePROPER PSALMS.
lial ? or what part hath he
that believeth with an infidel? Psalm lxxxiv.
and what agreement hath the Psalm cxxii.
temple of God with idols ? For Psalm cxxxii.
ye are the temple of the living PROPER LESSONS. God; as God hath said, I will FIRST. 1 Kings, chap. viii. verse
dwell in them, and walk in them; 22 to verse 63.
and I will be their God, and they SECOND. Heb. chap. X. verse 19 to shall be my people. Verse 26.
The Gospel. St. John 11. 13. Morning Prayer being nende A at hand, and Jesus went
ND the Jews' Passover was there
shall be sung from the Book of Psalms, in Metre, Psalm up to Jerusalem, and found in xxvi. verses 6, 7, 8, with the the temple those that sold oxen Gloria Patri.
and sheep and doves, and the The Bishop shall then proceed to changers of money sitting : and the Communion Service. The fol when he had made a scourge lowing shall be the Collect, Epis- of small cords, he drove them tlo, and Gospel, for the occasion.
all out of the temple, and the The Collect.
sheep, and the oxen; and poured
out the changers' money, and MOST glorious Lord, we ac- overthrew the tables; and said O
knowledge that we are not unto them that sold doves, Take worthy to offer unto thee any these things hence; make not thing belonging upto us; yet we my Father's house an house of beseech thee, in thy great good- merchandise. And his disciples ness, graciously to accept the remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house bath to dwell in the midst of the aseaten me up.
sembly of the saints upon the
earth; bless, we beseech thee, Then shall be said or sung the the religious performance of this Hundredth Psalm.
day, and grant that in this place Here shall follow the Sermon. now set apart to thy service, thy 1 The Sermon being ended, the boly Name may be worshipped
Bishop shall proceed in the ser. in truth and purity through vice for the Communion, if it is all generations; through Jesus to be administered at that time.
Christ our Lord. Amen. 1 Communion, or, if noteradministered at that time, Tot aicunderstanding, keep
THE of God, which after the Sermon, and immediate your hearts and minds in the ly before the final Blessing, the knowledge and love of God, and Bishop shall say the following of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord: Prayer.
And the Blessing of God AlLESSED be thy, Name, o mighty, the Father, the Son, and
, pleased thee to have thy habita and remain with you always. tion among the sons of men, and I Amen.
AN OFFICE OF INSTITUTION OF MINISTERS
INTO PARISHES OR CHURCHES.
PRESCRIBED BY THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA; ESTABLISHED IN GENERAL CONVENTION OF THE BISHOPS, THE CLERGY, AND LAITY, 1804; AND SET FORTH WITH ALTERATIONS, IN GENERAL CONVENTION, 1808.
f 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, or Assist ant Minister, to one of his Presbyters, whom he may appoint as the Institutor. In any 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. Priest, in the Parish [or Church] B., Presbyter, Greeting.
of E. And also here-
into said Parish, [or Church,] and grant unto you, in whose possessed of full power to perLearning, Diligence, sound Doc form every Act of sacerdotal trine, and Prudence, we do fully Function among the People of confide, our License and Author- the same; you continuing in ity to perform the Office of a communion with us, and com