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I Then another Bishop shall read Igiven unto me in heaven and in The Gospel. St. John, xxi. 15. earth. Goye therefore and teach JESUS saith to Simon Peter, all nations, baptizing them in the
Simon son of Jonas, lovest name of the Father, and of the thou me more than these? He Son, and of the Holy Ghost; saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou teaching them to observe all things knowest that I love thee. He saith whatsoever I have commanded unto him, Feed my lambs. He you: and lo, I am with you alway, saith to bim again the second leven' unto the end of the world. time, Simon Son of Jonas, lovest 1 After the Gospel and the Sermon are thou me? He saith unto him, ended, the elected Bishop, vested with Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I
his Rochet, shall be presented by two
Bishops of this Church unto the presidlove thee. He saith unto him, ing Bishop, or to the Bishop appointed, Feed my sheep. He saith unto sitiing in his Chair near the holy Table; him the third time, Simon son of the Bishops who present him saying, Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter REVEREND Father in God, was grieved because he said unto we present unto you this him the third time, Lovest thou godly and well-learned man to be me? And he said unto him, ordained and consecrated Bishop Lord, thou knowest all things : 1 Then shall the presiding Bishop dethou knowest that I love thee.
mand testimonials of the Person preJesus saith unto bim, Feed may
sented for Consecration, and shall
cause them to be read. sheep.
He shall then require of him the fol? Or this: St. John, XX. 19.
lowing Promise of Conformity to the THE same day at evening, be- Doctrine, Discipline, and Worship of
the Protestant Episcopal Church. ing the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where IN the name of God, Amen. I
N. chosen Bishop of the Prothe disciples were assembled for testant Episcopal Church in N. fear of the Jews, came Jesus and do promise conformity and obestood in the midst, and saith unto dience to the doctrine, discipline, them, Peace be unto you. And and worship of the Protestant when he had so said, he showed unto them his hands and his side. States of America: So help me
Episcopal Church in the United Then were the disciples glad, God, through Jesus Christ. when they saw the Lord. Then i Then the presiding Bishop sball move saith Jesus to them again, Peace the Congregation present to pray, be unto you: As my Father hath saying thus to them: sent me, even so send you. And BRETHREN, it is written in
the Gospel of St. Luke, That on them, and saith unto them, our Saviour Christ continued the Receive ye the Holy Ghost : whole night in prayer, before je Whosesoever sins ye remit
, they chose and sent forth his twelve are remitted unto them; and Apostles. It is written also, That whosesoever sins ye retain, they the holy Apostles prayed, before are retained.
they ordained Maithias to be of I Or this: St. Matt. xvii. 18. the nuuber of the twelve Let us, JESUS came and spake unto therefore, following the example
them, saying, All power is of our Saviour Jesus Christ, and
his Apostles, offer up our prayers to government in the Church of to Almighty God, before we ad Christ, which he hath purchased mit and send forth this person with no less price than the effusion presented unto us, to the work of his own blood; before we adwhereunto we trust the Holy mit you to this administration, we Gbost hath called him,
will examine you in certain arti1 And then shall be said the Litany; cles, to the end that the congre
save only, that after this place, Thai gation present may have a trial, it may please thee to illuminate all Biiland bear witness, how you are shops, &c. the proper Suffrage shall be,
minded to behave yourself in the THAT it may please thee to Church of God.
bless this our brother elected, A RE you persuaded, that you and to send thy grace upon him,
are truly called to this ministhat he may duly execute the of tration, according to the will of fice whereunto he is called, to our Lord Jesus Christ, and the the edifying of thy Church, and order of this Church? to the honour, praise, and glory
inswer. I am so persuaded. of thy name;
The presiding Bishop. Answer. We beseech thee to ARE you persuaded, that the hear us, good Lord.
holy Scriptures contain all 1 Then shall be said this Prayer follow
doctrine required as necessary ing
for eternal salvation through faith ALMIGHTY God, giver of all in Jesus Christ. And are you
good ihings, who by thy Holy determined, out of the same boly Spirit est appointed divers or. Scriptures, to instruct the people ders of Ministers in thy Church ;
committed to your charge, and mercifully behold this thy servant to teach or maintain nothing, as now called to the work'and mi- necessary to eternal salvation, nistry of a Bishop ; and so re-but that which you shall be perplenish him with the truth of thy suaded, may be concluded and doctrine, and adora him with in-proved by the same? nocency of iife, that both by word
Answer. I am so persuaded, and deed he may faithfully serve and determined by God's grace. thee in this office, to the glory of
The presiding Bishop. thy name, and the edifying and WILL you then faithfully, exwell-governing of thy Church,
ercise yourself in the holy through the merits of our Saviour Scriptures, and call upon God by Jesus Christ, who liveth and prayer for the true understandreigneth with thee and the Holyling of the same; so that you may Ghost, world withoutend. Amen. be able by them to teach and ex? Then the presiding Bishop, sitting in bort with wholesome doctrine,
his Chair, shall say to him that is to and to withstand and convince be consecrated.
tbe gainsayers? BROTHER, forasmuch as the Answer.' I will so do, by the
koly Scripture and the an- help of God. cient canons cominand that we The presiding Bishop. should not be hasty in laying on ARE you ready, with all faith hands, and admitting any person
ful diligence, to banish and drive away from the Church all a good will to do all these things, erroneous and strange doctrine grant also unto you strength contrary to God's word; and both and power to perform the same; privately and openly to call upon that he accomplishing in you the and encourage others to the same? good work which he hath begun,
Answer. I am ready, the Lord you may be found perfect and irbeing my helper.
reprehensible at the latter day, The presiding Bishop: through Jesus Christ our Lord. WILL you deny all ungodliness Amen.
and worldly lusts, and live" Then shall the Bishop eiect put on the soberly, righteously, and godly in rest of the Episcopal Habit; and, kneelthis present world; that you may
ing down, Veni, Creator Spiritus, skall
be sung or said overbim, the presiding show yourself in all things an ex- Bishop beginning, and the Bishops ampie of good works unto others, with others that are present, answer that the adversary may be asham
ing by Verses as followeth : ed, having nothing to say against COME Holy Ghost, our souls inspire,
And lighten with celestial fire: you?
Thou the anointing Spirit art, Answer. I will so do, the Lord Who dost thy sevenfold gifts impart: being my helper.
Thy blessed Unction from above,
Is comfort, life, and fire of love.
Enable with perpetual light WILL, you maintain and set The dulness of our blinded sight: forward, as much as shall lie Anoint and cheer our soiled face
With the abundance of thy grace: in you, quietness, love, and peace Keep far our foes, give peace at home; among all men; and diligently where thou art Guide, no ill an como exercise such discipline, as by the Teach us to know the Father, Son, authority of God's word, and by That through the ages all along, the order of this Church, is com- This may be our endless song ; mitted to you?
Praise to thy eternal meri, Answer. I will so do, by the Father
, Son, and Holy Spirit. help of God. The presiding Bishop.
ICOME, Holy Ghost, eternal God, WILL you be faithful in ordain. Both from the Father and the Son,
ing, sending, or laying hands Visit our minds, into our hearts upon others ?
Thy heavenly grace inspire; Answer. I will so be, by the That truth and godliness we may help of God.
Pursue with full desire.
Thou art the very Comforter The presiding Bishop. In grief and all distress; WILL you show yourself gen. The heavenly Gift of God most high;
tle, and be merciful for Christ's sake to poor and needy
The fountain and the living spring
Of joy celestial; people, and to all strangers des- The fire so bright, the love so sweet, titute of help?
The Unction spiritual. Answer. I will so show myself, By them Christ's Church doth stard:
Thou in thy gifts art manifold, by God's help.
In faithful hearts thou writ'st thy los 1 Then the presiding Bishop, standing. The finger of God's hand. up, shall say,
According to thy promise, Lord,
Thou givest speech with grace; Jy Father, who hatbgiven you) Resound in every place.
. de praises may
1 Or this.
O Holy Ghoet, into our minds some Prophets, some Evangelists,
Send down thy heavenly light; Kindle our hearts with fervent zeal,
some Pastors and Doctors, to the Tserve God day and night. edifying and making perfect his Our weakness strengthen and confirm, Church; grant, we beseech thee,
For, Lord, thou know'st us frail ; to this thy servant such grace, That neither devil, world, nor flesh, Against us may prevail.
ihat he may evermore be ready Put back our enemies far from us, to spread abroad thy gospel, the And help us to obtain
glad tidings of reconciliation with Peace in our hearts with God and man, The best, the truest gain ;
thee; and use the authority given And grant that thou being, O Lord, him, not to destruction, but to
Our leader and our guide, salvation; not to hurt, but to help: We may escape the snares of sin,
so that as a wise and faithful serAnd never from thee slide. Such measures of thy powerful grace vant, giving to thy family their
Grant, Lord, to us, we pray; portion in due season, he may at That thou may'st be our Comforter last be received into everlasting
At the last dreadful day. Of strife and of dissension
joy, through Jesus Christ our Dissolve, O Lord, the bands, Lord, who, with thee and the And knit the knots of peace and love Holy Ghost, liveth and reignetb,
Throughout all Christian lands. Grant us the grace that we may know
one God, world without end. The Father of all might,
T Then the presiding Bishop and BiAnd that we may with perfect faith
shops present, shall lay their Hands Ever acknowiedge thee,
upon the Head of the elected Bishop The Spirit of Father, and of Sony
kneeling before them, the presiding One God in Persons Three.
, for And to his blessed Son,
the office and work of a BiAnd to the Holy Spirit of Grace, shop in the Church of God, now
Co-equal Three in One.
committed unto thee by the imWould please his Spirit to send position of our hands : In the On all that shall profess his name, name of the Father, and of the
From hence to the world's end. Amen. Son, and of the Holy Ghost. 1 That ended, the presiding Bishop shall Amen. And remember that thou
say, Lord, hear our prayer ;
stir up the grace of God, which Ans. And let our cry come of our hands : For God hath not
is given thee by this imposition unto thee.
given us the spirit of fear; but of Presiding Bishop. Let us pray. power, and love, and soberness. ALMIGHTY God, and those " Then the presiding iRishopinball de Infinite goodness
hast given thine GIVE heed unto reading, et only and dearly beloved Son Jesus hortation, and doctrine; think Christ, to be our Redeemer, and upon the things contained in this the Author of everlasting life; book; be diligent in them, that who, after that he had made per- the increase coming thereby may fect our redemption by his death, be manifest unto all men; for by and was ascended into heaven, so doing thou shalt both save thy poured down his gifts abundantly self and them that hear thee. Be upon men, makis.g some Apostles, to the flock of Christ a shephersh not a wolf; feed them, devour only be earnest to reprove, bethem not : Hold up the weak, seech, and rebuke with all paheal the sick, bind up the broken, tience and doctrine ; but also may bring again the outcasts, seek the be to such as believe, a wholesome lost. Be so merciful, that you be example in word, in conversation, not too remiss; so minister disci-lin love, in faith, in chastity, and pline, that you forget not mercy : in purity; that faithfully fulfilling that when the Chief Shepherd his course, at the latter day be shall appear, you may receive may receive the crown of righte. the never-fading crown of glory. ousness laid up by the Lord, the through Jesus Christ our Lord. righteous Judge, who liveth and Amen.
reigneth one God with the Father 1 Then the presiding Bishop shall pro- and the Holy Ghost, world withceed in the Communion Service; without end. Amen.
with others, shall also communicate! THE peace of God, which pass$ And for the last Collect, immediately
eth all understanding, keep before the Benediction, shall be said your hearts and minds in the this Prayer:
knowledge and love of God, and MOST merciful Father, we of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord:
beseech thee to send down And the blessing of God Alupon this thy servant thy hea- mighty, the Fathr.r, the Son, and venly blessing; and so endue him the Holy Ghost, be amongst you, with thy Holy Spirit, that he and remain with you always. preaching thy word, may not lanen.
'THE LITANY AND SUFFRAGES. O God, the Father of heaven ; Son; have mercy upon us mise.
have mercy upon us misera-rablé sinners. ble sinners.
O holy, blessed, and glorious O God, the Father of Hearen ; Trinity, three Persons, and one have mercy upon us miserable sin- God; have mercy upon us mise.
rable sinners. O God the Son, Redeemer of O holy, blessed, and glorious the world;
mercy upon us Trinity, three Persons, and one miserable sinners.
God; have mercy upon us misera: O God the Son, Redeemer of the ble sinners. world; hore mercy upon us mise- Remember not, Lord, our of rable sinners.
fences, nor the offences of our O God the Holy Ghost, pro- forefathers; neither take thou ceeding from the Father and the vengeance of our sins: Spare us, Son; have mercy upon us mise-good Lord, spare thy people, rable sinners.
whom thou hast redeemed with O God the Holy Ghost, pro- tły most precious bloed, and be ceeding from the Father, and the not avgry with us for ever;.