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of the Jews: And how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have shewed you, and have taught you publickly, and from house to house, testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. And now behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befal me there; save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying, That_bonds and afflictions abide me. But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the Gospel of the grace of God. And now behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more. Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God. Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you Overseers, to feed the Church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years, I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears. And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified. I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel; yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me. I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak; and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive. Then another Bishop shall read the Gospel.


St. John xxi. 15. ESUS saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto

him, Yea, Lord, thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. He saith to him a gain the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord, thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep. He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

Or else this. St. John xx. 19. THE same day at evening, being the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus, and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord. Then saith Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the holy Ghost. Whosesoever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whosesoever sins ye retain, they are retained.

Or this. St. Matth. xxviii. 18. JESUS came and spake unto them,

saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.

After the Gospel, and the Nicene Creed, and the Sermon are ended, the Elected Bishop (vested with his Rochet) shall be presented by two Bishops unto the Archbishop of that province (or to some other Bishop appointed by lawful commission) the Archbishop sitting in his chair near the holy Talle, and the Bishops that present him saying,

[OST Reverend Father in God,


we present unto you this godly and well-learned man to be Ordained and Consecrated Bishop.

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N the Name of God. Amen. I N. chosen Bishop of the Church and See of N. do profess and promise all due reverence and obedience to the Archbishop and to the Metropolitical Church of N. and to their Suc

a Bishop; and replenish him so with the truth of thy doctrine, and adorn him with innocency of life, that, both by word and deed, he may faithfully serve thee in this Office, to the glory of thy Name, and the edifying and well-governing of thy Church; through the merits of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, world without end. Amen.

Then the Archbishop, sitting in his chair, shall say to him that is to be Consecrated,

cessors: So help me God, through BROTHER, forasmuch as the holy

Jesus Christ.

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BRETHREN, it is written in the

Gospel of Saint Luke, That our Saviour Christ continued the whole night in prayer, before he did choose and send forth his twelve Apostles. It is written also in the Acts of the Apostles, That the Disciples who were at Antioch did fast and pray, before they laid hands on Paul and

and the ancient Canons

command, that we should not be hasty in laying on hands, and adin the Church of Christ, which he mitting any person to Government hath purchased with no less price than the effusion of his own blood;

before I admit you to this Admini stration, I will examine you in certain Articles, to the end that the Congregation present may have a trial, and bear witness, how you be minded to behave yourself in the Church of God.

RE you persuaded that you be

Barnabas, and sent them forth. Let A truly called to this Ministration,

us therefore, following the example of our Saviour Christ, and his Apostles, first fall to prayer, hefore we admit, and send forth this person presented unto us, to the work whereunto we trust the Holy Ghost hath called him.

And then shall be said the Litany, as

before in the Form of Ordering Deacons, save only, that after this place That it may please thee to illuminate all Bishops, &c. the proper Sufrage there following shall be omitted, and this inserted instead of it; THAT it may please thee to bless this our Brother elected, and to send thy grace upon him, that he may duly execute the Office whereunto he is called, to the edifying of thy Church, and to the honour, praise and glory of thy Name;

Answer. We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

Then shall be said this Prayer following. ALMIGHTY God, giver of all

good things, who by thy Holy Spirit hast appointed divers Orders of Ministers in thy Church; Mercifully behold this thy servant now called to the Work and Ministry of

according to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the order of this Realm ?

Answer. I am so persuaded.

The Archbishop.

A RE you persuaded that the holy Scriptures contain sufficiently all doctrine required of necessity for eternal salvation through faith in Jesus Christ? And are you determined out of the same holy Scriptures to instruct the people committed to your charge; and to teach or maintain nothing as required of necessity to eternal salvation, but that which you shall be persuaded may be concluded and proved by the same?

Answer. I am so persuaded, and determined, by God's grace.

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Answer. I will so do, by the help the latter day; through Jesus Christ of God. our Lord. Amen.

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The Archbishop. TILL you deny all ungodliness and worldly lusts, and live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; that you may shew yourself in all things an example of good works unto others, that the adversary may be ashamed, having nothing to say against you?

Answer. I will so do, the Lord being my helper.

The Archbishop.

WILL you maintain and set for

And lighten with celestial fire.
Thou the anointing Spirit art,
Who dost thy seven-fold gifts impart.
Thy blessed Unction from above,
Is comfort, life, and fire of love.
Enable with perpetual light
The dulness of our blinded sight.
Anoint and cheer our soiled face
Keep far our foes, give peace at
With the abundance of thy grace.


Where thou art guide, no ill can come.
Teach us to know the Father, Son,
And thee, of both, to be but One.
That, through the ages all along,

Wward, as much as shall lie in This may be our endless song:

you, quietness, love, and peace among all men; and such as be unquiet, disobedient, and criminous, within your Diocese, correct and

as you

you have by God's Word, and as to you shall be committed by the Ordinance of this Realm ?

Answer. I will so do, by the help of God.

The Archbishop.

TILL you be faithful in Ordain-
ing, sending, or laying hands
upon others?
of God.

Praise to thy eternal merit,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Or this:

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¶ That ended, the Archbishop shall say, Lord, hear our prayer. Answer. And let our cry come unto thee. Let us pray. LMIGHTY God, and most mer

will so be, by the helpful Father, who of thine in

The Archbishop.

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finite goodness hast given thine only

and dearly beloved Son Jesus Christ, to be our Redeemer, and the Author of everlasting life; who, after that he had made perfect our Redemption by his death, and was ascended into heaven, poured down his gifts abundantly upon men, making some Apostles, some Prophets, some Evangelists, some Pastors and Doctors, to the edifying and making perfect his Church; Grant, we beseech thee, to this thy servant such grace, that he may evermore be ready to spread abroad thy Gospel, the glad tidings. of reconciliation with thee; and use the authority given him, not to de struction, but to salvation; not tel

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IVE heed unto reading, exhortation, and doctrine. Think upon the things contained in this Book. Be diligent in them, that the increase coming thereby may be manifest unto all men. Take heed unto thyself, and to doctrine, and be diligent in doing them: for by so doing thou shalt both save thyself and them that hear thee. Be to the flock of Christ a shepherd, not a wolf; feed them, devour them not. Hold up the weak, heal the sick, bind up the broken, bring again the out-casts, seek the lost. Be so merciful, that you be not too remiss; so minister discipline, that you forget not merey: that when the chief Shepherd shall appear you may receive the never

fading crown of glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then the Archbishop shall proceed in the Communion-Service; with whom the new Consecrated Bishop (with others) shall also communicate.

And for the last Collect, immediately before the Benediction, shall be said these Prayers.

M seech thee to send down upon this thy servant thy heavenly blessing; and so endue him with thy holy may not only be earnest to reprove, Spirit, that he, preaching thy Word, beseech, and rebuke with all patience and doctrine; but also may be to such as believe a wholesome example, in word, in conversation, in love, in faith, in chastity, and in purity; that, faithfully fulfilling his course, at the latter day he may receive the crown of righteousness laid up by the Lord the righteous Judge, who liveth and reigneth one God with the Father and the Holy Ghost,

OST merciful Father, we be

world without end. Amen.

REVENT us, O Lord, in all

our doings, with thy most gracious favour, and further us with thy continual help; that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in thee, we may glorify thy holy Name, and finally by thy mercy obtain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

THE peace of God, which passeth Tall understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Je sus Christ our Lord: And the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost be a mongst you, and remain with you always. Amen.




To be used in all Churches and Chapels within this Realm, every Year, upon the Twentieth Day of June; being the Day on which Her Majesty began her happy Reign.

The Service shall be the same with the usual Office for Holy days in all things; except where it is in this Office otherwise appointed.

If this Day shall happen to be Sunday, this whole Office shall be used, as it followeth, entirely.

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EXHORT that first of all, SupEXHORT that first of all, Supplications, Prayers, Intercessions, and giving of Thanks, be made for all men, for Kings, and for all that are in Authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life, in all godliness and honesty: For this is good and acceptable unto God our Saviour. 1 im. ii. 1, 2, 3.

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us; but, if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 St. John i. 8, 9.

Instead of Venite exultemus the Hymn following shall be said or sung; one Verse by the Priest, and another by the Clerk and people.

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LORD our Governour: how excellent is thy Name in all the world! Psal. viii. 1.

Lord, what is man, that thou hast such respect unto him or the son of man, that thou so regardest him? Psal. exliv. 3.

The merciful and gracious Lord hath so done his marvellous works: that they ought to be had in remem. brance. Psal. cxi. 4.

O that men would therefore praise the Lord for his goodness and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men! Psal. cvii. 21. Behold, O God our defender : and look upon the face of thine Anointed. Psal. Ixxxiv. 9.

O hold thou up her goings in thy paths that her footsteps slip not. Psal. xvii. 5.

Grant the Queen a long life and make her glad with the joy of thy countenance. Psal. Ixi. 6. & xxi. 6.

Let her dwell before thee for ever: O prepare thy loving mercy and faithfulness, that they may preserve her. Psal. Ixi. 7.

In her time let the righteous flourish and let peace be in all our borders. Paal. Ixxii. 7. & exlvii. 14.

As for her enemies, clothe them with shame but upon herself let her crown flourish. Psal. exxxii. 19.

Blessed be the Lord God, even the God of Israel which only doeth wondrous things. Psal. lxxii. 18.

And blessed be the Name of his Majesty for ever and all the earth shall be filled with his Majesty. Amen, Amen. Ver. 19.

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. Amen.

Proper Psalms. xx, xxi, cl.
Proper Lessons.

The First, Josh. i. to the end of the ninth Verse.

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