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of our hands; and be thou a' have grace to hear and receive faithful Dispenser of the word what they shall deliver out of of God, and of his holy Sacra- thy most holy word, or agreea. ments: In the name of the Fa. bly to the same, as the means ther, and of the Son, and of the of our salvation; that in all our Holy Ghost. Amen.
words and deeds we may seek I Then the Bishop shall deliver thy glory, and the increase of to every one of them kneeling, Christ our Lord. Amen.
thy kingdom, through Jesus the Bible into his hand, saying, "AKE thou authority to THE peace of God, which
, and to minister the holy Sa- keep your hearts and minds in craments in the Congregation the knowledge and love of God, where thou shalt be lawfully and of his Son Jesus Christ our appointed thereunto.
Lord: And the blessing of God When this is done, the Bishop shall go on Almighty, the
Father, the Son, in the service of the Communion, which all and the Holy Ghost, be amongst and remain in the same place where hands you, and remain with you alwere laid upon them, until such time as
ways. Amen. they have received the Cominunion.
And if, on the same day, the Order of Dea& The Communion being done, cons be given to some, and the Order of after the last Collect, and im
Priesthood to others; the Deacons shall be
first presented, and then the Priests; and mediately before the Benedic
it shall suffice, that the Litany be once said tion, shall be said this Collect. for both. The Collects shall both be used;
first, that for Deacons, then that for OST merciful Father, we
Priests. The Epistle shall be Ephesians iv. 7 to 13, as before in this office. Imme
diately after which, they that are to be made these thy servants thy heavenly Deacons, shall be examined, and orduined, blessing; that they may be
as is above prescribed. Then one of them
having read the Gospel, which shall be clothed with righteousness, and either out of Saint Matthew ix. 36, as be that thy word spoken by their
fore in this office ; or else Saint Luke xii.
35 to 38, as before in the form for the Or. mouths may have such success, dering of Deacons, they that are to be made that it may never be spoken in
Priests, shall likewise be examined, and vain. Grant also, that we may
ordained, as is in this othce before ap. pointed.
THE FORM OF Ordaining or Consecrating a Bishop. When all things are duly prepared in the Church, and set in order, after Morning Prayer is ended, the Presiding Bishop, or some other Bishop appointed by the Bishops present, shall begin the Communion Service, in which this shall be The Collect.
Bishops, the Pastors of thy
, thy Son Jesus Christ didst administer the godly discipline giver to thy holy Apostles many thereof; and
grant to the people
, excellent gifts, and didst charge that they may obediently
follow them to feed thy Flock; give the same; that all may receive grace, we beseech thee, to all the crown of everlasting glory,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Greeks, repentance toward Amen.
God, and faith toward . our
Lord Jesus Christ. And now, 1 And another Bishop shall read behold, I go bound in the Spirit The Epistle.i Tim. iii. 1.
unto Jerusalem, not knowing 'HIS is a true saying, If a the things that shall befat me
man desire the office of a there; save that the Holy Ghost Bishop, he desireth a good work. witnesseth in every city, saying, A Bishop then must be blame. That bonds and afflictions abide less, the husband of one wife, me. But none of these things vigilant, sober, of good beha- move me, neither count I my viour, given to hospitality, apt life dear unto myself, so that I to teach, not given to wine, no might finish my course with striker, not greedy of filthy lu- joy, and the ministry which I cre, but patient, not a brawler, have received of the Lord Jesus; not covetous; one that ruleth to testify the Gospel of the grace well his own house, having his of God. And now, behold, I children in subjection with all know that ye all, among whom gravity; for if a man know not I have gone preaching the kinghow to rule his own house, how dom of God, shall see my face shall he take care of the Church no more. Wherefore I take of God ? not a novice, lest be- you to record this day, that I ing lifted up with pride he fall am pure from the blood of all into the condemnation of the men: For I have not shunned devil. Moreover he must have to declare unto you all the couna good report of them which are sel of God. Take heed there. without; lest he fall into re- fore unto yourselves, and to all proach, and the snare of the the flock, over the which the devil.
Holy Ghost hath made you 1 Or this: For the Epistle.
overseers, to feed the Church
of God, which he hath pur. Acts xx. 17.
chased with his own blood. For FR
ROM Miletus, Paul sent to I know this, that after my de.
Ephesus, and called the El. parting shall grievous wolves ders of the Church. And when enter in among you, not sparing they were come to him, he said the flock. Also of your own unto them, Ye know from the selves shall men arise speaking first day that I came into Asia, perverse things, to draw away after what manner I have been disciples after them. Therefore with you at all seasons, serving watch, and remember, that by the Lord with all humility of the space of three years, I ceased mind, and with many tears and not to warn every one, night temptations, which befel me by and day, with tears. And the lying in wait of the Jews: now, brethren, I commend you And how I kept back nothing to God, and to the word of his that was profitable unto you, grace, which is able to build but have showed you, and have you up, and to give you an in. taught you publicly, and from heritance among all them which house to house, testifying both are sanctified. I have coveted to the Jews, and also to the no man's silver, or gold, or apparel : yea, ye yourselves know! be unto you:. As my Father that these hands have ministered hath sent me, even so send I unto my necessities, and to you. And when he had said them that were with me. I have this, he breathed on them, and showed you all things, how that saith unto them, Receive ye so labouring ye ought to sup- the Holy Ghost : Whosesoever port the weak; and to remem sins ye remit, they are remitted ber the words of the Lord Jesus, unto them; and whosesoever how he said, It is more blessed sins ye retain, they are retained. to give than to receive.
T Or this: St. Matt. xxviii. 18. T Then another Bishop shall read
them, saying, All power is The Gospel. St. John xxi. 15. given unto me in heaven and in ESUS saith to Simon Peter, earth. Go ye therefore and
Simon son of Jonas, lovest teach all nations, baptizing them thou me more than these? He in the name of the Father, and saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou of the Son, and of the Holy knowest that I love thee. He Ghost; teaching them to ob- . saith unto him, Feed my lambs. serve all things whatsoever I He saith to him again the second have commanded you: and lo, time, Simon son of Jonas, lovest I am with you alway, even unto thou me? He saith unto him, the end of the world. Yea, Lord; thou knowest that
1 After the Gospel and the Sermon are end. I love thee. He saith unto him, ed, the elected Bishop, vested with his Feed my sheep. He saith unto
Rochet, shall be presented by two Bishops
of this Church unto the Presiding Bishop, him the third time, Simon son or to the Bishop appointed, sitting in his of Jonas, lovest thou me? Pe. Chair near the holy Table; the Bishops
who present him saying, ter was grieved because he said
EVEREND Father in
God him, Lord, thou knowest all this godly and well-learned man things : thou knowest that I to be ordained and consecrated love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Bishop. Feed my sheep.
Then shall the Presiding Bishop demand 1 Or this: St. Johni xx. 19.
Testimonials of the Person presented for
Consecration, and shall cause them to be 'HE same day at evening,
being the first day of the He shall then require of him week, when the doors were
the following Promise of Conshut where the disciples were
formity to the Doctrine, Disassembled for fear of the Jews,
cipline, and Worship of the came Jesus and stood in the
Protestant Episcopal Church.
N be .
I he had so said, he showed unto Protestant Episcopal Church in them his hands and his side. N. do promise conformity and Then were the disciples glad, obedience to the doctrine, diswhen they saw the Lord. Then cipline, and worship of the Prosaith Jesus to them again, Peace testant Episcopal Church in the
, and saith unto them, In the name of God, Amene
United States of America: So Church; mercifully behold this help me God, through Jesus thy servant now called to the Christ.
work and ministry of a Bishop; Then the Presiding Bishop truth
of thy doctrine, and adorn
and so replenish him with the shall move the Congreso him with innocency of life, that present to pray, saying thus both by word and deed he may to them :
faithfully serve thee in this of , is , thy , the Gospel of St. Luke, and the edifying and well-goThat our Saviour Christ con- verning of thy Church, through tinued the whole night in prayer, the merits of our Saviour Jesus before he chose and sent forth Christ, who liveth and reigneth his twelve Apostles. It is writ- with thee and the Holy Ghost, ten also, That the holy Apostles world without end. Amen. prayed, before they ordained Matthias to be of the number 1 Then the Presiding Bishop, of the twelve. Let us, there
sitting in his Chair, shall say
to him that is to be consecrated, fore, following the example of our Saviour Christ, and his BROTHER, forasmuch as to Almighty God, before we ancient canons command that admit and send forth this per- we should not be hasty in layson presented unto us, to the ing on hands, and admitting any work whereunto we trust the person to government in the Holy Ghost hath called him. Church of Christ, which he
And then shall be said the Li. hath purchased with no less tany; save only, that after price than the effusion of his this place, That it may please
own blood; before we admit thee to illuminate all Bishops, you to this administration, we &c. the proper Suffrage shall will examine you in certain arbe,
ticles, to the end that the con
gregation present may have a HAT it may please thee to trial, and bear witness, how you
bless this our brother elect- are minded to behave yourself ed, and to send thy grace upon in the Church of God. him, that he may duly execute the office whereunto he is cal- A
RE you persuaded, that led, to the edifying of thy ministration, according to the
you are truly called to this Church, and to the honour, will of our Lord Jesus Christ, praise, and glory of thy name; Answer. We beseech thee to
and the order of this Church? hear us, good Lord.
Answer. I am so persuaded. 9 Then shall be said this Prayer
The Presiding Bishop. following:
RE you persuaded, that the
holy Scriptures contain all LMIGHTY God, giver of doctrine required as necessary Holy Spirit hast appointed di. faith in Jesus Christ? And are vers orders of Ministers in thy you determined, out of the same
holy Scriptures, to instruct the peace among all men; and dili. people committed to your gently exercise şuch discipline, charge, and to teach or main- as by the authority of God's tain nothing, as necessary to word, and by the order of this eternal salvation, but that which Church, is committed to you? you shall be persuaded, may be Answer. I will so do, by the concluded and proved by the help of God. same? Answer. I am so persuaded,
The Presiding Bishop.
ing hands upon others ?
Answer. I will so be, by the exercise yourself in the holy Scriptures, and call upon
help of God. God by prayer for the true un- The Presiding Bishop. derstanding of the same; so TILL that
gentle, and be merciful to teach and exhort with whole. for Christ's sake to poor and some doctrine, and to withstand needy people, and to all stranand convince the gainsayers ? gers destitute of help?
Answer.' I will so do, by the Answer. I will so show myhelp of God.
self, by God's help, The Presiding, Bishop. RE you ready, with all [ Then the Presiding Bishop,
standing up, shall say, anddriveaway from the Church ALMIGHTY God, our hea; trine contrary to God's word; given you a good will to do all and both privately and openly these things, grant also unto to call upon and encourage you strength and power to perothers to the same?
form the same; that he accomAnswer. I am ready, the plishing in you the good work Lord being my helper.
which he hath begun, you may The Presiding Bishop.
be found perfect and irrepre.
hensible at the latter day, W
TILL you deny all ungod through Jesus Christ our Lord. liness and worldly lusts,
Amen. and live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world; ! Then shall the Bishop elect put on the rest
of the Episcopal Habit; und, kneeling that you may show yourself in
down, Veni, Creator Spiritus, shall be sung all things an example of good or said over him, the Presiding. Bishop works unto others, that the ad
beginning, and the Bishops, with others
that are present, aizszering by Verses, as versary may be ashamed, hav. followeth : ing nothing to say against you? Commelighten Wich celestial fire:
Answer. I will so do, the Lord And lighten with celestial fire: being my helper.
Who dost thy sevenfold gifts impart:
Thy blessed Unction from above,
Is comfort, life, and fire of love. you m maintain and set Enable with perpetual light forward, as much as shall The dulness of our blinded sight : lie in you, quietness, love, and with the abundance of thy grace: