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The Gospel. St. John, ii. verse 13. be worshipped in truth and purity AND the Jews' Passover was at through all generations, through

hand, and Jesus went up to Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Jerusalem, and found in the tem: THE peace of God, which passple those that sold oxen, and eth all understanding, keep sheep, and doves, and the chan- your hearts and minds in the gers of money sitting: And when knowledge and love of God, and he had made a scourge of small of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord cords, he drove them all out of and the blessing of God Almighty, the temple, and the sheep, and the Father, the Son, and the Holy the oxen, and poured out the Ghost, be amongst you, and remair changers of money, and overthrew with you always." Amen. the fables, and said unto them T A Prayer to be used at the Meetings that sold doves, Take these things hence ; make not my Fa: ALMIGHTY and everlasting ther's house an house of merchan

God, who, by thy Holy Spirit, dise.” And his disciples remem- didst preside in the councils of bered that it was written, The the blessed Apostles, and hast zeal of thine house hath eaten promised, through thy Son Jesus

Christ, to be with thy Church to 4 Then shall be said or sung ihe 100th the end of the world; we beseech Psalm.

thee to be present with the roun

cil of thy Church here assembled 1 Here shall follow the Sermon.

in thy name and presence. Save

them from all error, ignorance, The Sermon being ended, the Bishop shall proceed in the service for the pride, and prejudice; and of thy Communion, if it is to be administered great mercy vouchsafe, we be

seech thee, so to direct, sanctify, 7 After the Communion, or if it is not and govern us in our present

administered at that time, after the work, by the mighty power of Sermon, and immediately before the final blessing, the Bishop shall say the the Holy Ghost, that the comfortfollowing Prayer.

able gospel of Christ may be BLESSED be thy name, O Lord truly preached, truly received,

God, for that it hatb pleased and truly followed, in all places, thee to havethy habitati-n among to the breaking down the king. the sons of men, and to dwell in dom of sin, satan, and death; till the midst of the assembly of the at length the whole of thy dis saints upon the earth; bless, we persed sheep, being gathered into beseech thee, the ous per-one fold, shall become partakers formance of this day, and grant of everlasting life, through the that in this place now.set apart to merits and death of Jesus Christ thy service, thy holy name may our Saviour. Amen.

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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.

I 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 or 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, Asscciated Rector, or Assistant Minister, to

one of his Presbyrers, whom he may appoint as the Institutor. 1 In any State or 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 saine.

To our well-oeloved in Christ, A. B. Presbyler, Greeting.

WE do by these Presents give and grant unto you, in Sigillum. whose Learning, Diligence, sound Doctrine, and

Prudence, we do fully confide, our License and Authority, to perform the Office of a Priest in the Parish [or Church]

of E. And also herehy do institute you into said Parish Signat. [or Church,) possessed of full power to perform every Act

of sacerdotal Function among the People of the same; you continuing in communion with us, and complying with the rubrics and canons of the Church, and with suci lawtul directions as you shall at any time receive from us.

And as a canonically instituted Priest into the Office of Rector (Associated Rector, or Assistant Minister, as the case may be] of

Parish [or Church,] you are faithfully to feed that portion of the flock of Christ which is now entrusted to you; not as a manpleaser, but as continually bearing in mind, that you are account. able to us here, and to the Chief Bishop and Sovereign Judge of all hereafter.

And as the Lord hath ordained, that they who serve at the altar should live of the things belonging to the altar; so we authorize you to claim and enjoy all the accustomed temporalities appertaining to your cure, until some urgent reason or reasons occasion a wish in you, or in the congregation committed to your charge, to bring about a separation, and dissolution of all sacerdotal relation between you and them; of all which you will give us duo notice •

day of

and in case of any difference between you and your congregation, as in a separation, and dissolution of all sacerdotal connexion be.. tween you and them, we, your Bishop, with the advice of our Presbyters, are to be the ultimate arbiter and judge.

In witness whereof we have bereunto affixed our Episcopal seal and signature, at this

A. D. and in the

year of our consecration. f In the Case of a Minister to be instituted in a state or Diocese in which there is

no Bishop, the Clerical Members of the Standing Committee shall send the following Letter of Institution, for the proposed Minister, to the Presbyter whom they may appoint as Institutor. To our well-beioved in Christ, A. B. Presbyter, Greeting. WE

"E do by these Presents authorise and empower you Sigillum. to exercise the office of a Priest in the Parish

por Church] of E. And by virtue of the power vested in us, do institute you into said Parish (or Church,] pos.

sessed of full power to perform every act of sacerdotal function among the people of the same; you complying with the rubrics and canons of the Church.

And as a canonically instituted Priest into the office of Rector [Associated Rector, or Assistant Minister, az the case may be) of

Parish, [or Church,] you are to feed that portion of the flock of Christ which is now entrusted to you; not as a manpleaser, but as continually bearing in mind that you are accountable to the ecclesiastical authority of the Church here, and to the Chief Bishop and Sovereign Judge of all hereafter.

And as the Lord hath ordained that they who serve at the altar should live of the things belonging to the altar; so you have our authority to claim and enjoy all the accustomed temporalities appertaining to your cure, until some urgent reason or reasons oceasion a wish in you, or in the congregation committed to your charge, to bring about a separation, and dissolution of all sacerdotal connexion between you and them; of all which you will give us due notice; and in case of any difference between you and your congregation, as to a separation, and dissolution of all sacerdotal counexion between you and them, the ecclesiastical authority of the Church in this diocese (taking the advice and aid of a Bisbop) shall be the ultimate arbiter and judge.,

In witness whereof we have hereunto set our bands and seals, this ✓ The day being appointed for the new Clergy present standing without the

Incumbent's Institution, at the usual rails of the Altar, except the officiating bour of Morning Prayer, the Institu- Priest, who shall go into the de k; the tor, attended by the new Incumbent, Wardens, (or, in case of their necessary and one or more Presbyters appointed absence, two Members of the Vestry) by the Bishor, (or, where there is no standing on the right and left of the Bishop, by the Clerical Members of the Altar, without the rails; the senior Standing Committee) for that purpose, Warden, (or the Member of the Vestry shall enter the Church : Then, all the supplying his place,) holding the boys

day of

in the year

Let us pray:

of the Church in his hand, in open " Then the new Incumbent shall say, view, the officiating Priest sball read Morning Prayer.

I,

A. B. receive these keys of

19 the house of God at your Proper Psalms are, Psalm cxxii. Psalm cxxxii. Psalm stitution, and of your parochial

hands, as the pledges of my Incxxxiii.

recognition, and promise to be Proper Lessons.

a faithful Shepherd over you, in First. Ezek. Chap. xxxjji. verse the name of the Father, and of 1 to verse 10.

the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Second. St. John, Chap x. verse

! Here the instituting Minister sball 1 to verse 19.

begin the Office.

Min. The Lord be with you. I Morning Prıyer ended, the Priest who acts as the Institutor, standing within

Ans. And with thy Spirit. the rails of the Altar, shall say, DEARLY beloved in the Lord. DIRECT us, O Lord, in all our

doings, with thy most gracious purpose of instituting the Rev. A. favour, and further us with thy B. into this Parish, [or Church] continual belp, that in all our as Priest and Rector for Asso-works begun," continued, and ciated Rector, or Assistant Mi- ended in thee, we may glorify nister) of the same; and we are thy holy name, and finally by thy possessed of your vote that he mercy, obtain everlasting life, has been so elected ; as also of through Jesus Christ our Lord; the prescribed Letter of Institu- who hath taught us to pray untó tion. But if any of you can show thee, 0 Almighty Father, in his just cause why he may not be iu- prevailing name and words, stituted, we proceed no further, Our Father, who art in Heaven, because we would not that an un- Hallowed be thy Name; Thy worthy person should minister Kingdom come; Thy will be among you.

done on Earth, as it is in Heaven; I If any objection be offered, the Priest Give !is this day our daily bread

wbo acts as the Institutor shall judge And forgive us our trespasses, as whether itafford just cause to suspend we forgive those who trespass fered, or the Priest who acts as the against us; And lead us not into Institutor choosing to go on with the temptation ; But deliver us from service, he shall next read the Letter evil: For thine is the Kingdom, of Institution, and tšen shall the se- and the Power, and the Glory, for nior Warden, (or the Member of the Vestry supplying his place) present ever and ever. Amen. the keys of the Oburch to the new 'Then shall the Priest who acts as the Incumbent, saying,

Institutor receive the Incumbent withname and behalf of

in the rails of the Altar, and present Parish, [or Church,] I do re

him the Bible, Book of Common Pray.

er, and Books of Canons of the Geneceive and acknowledge you, the ral and State Convention, saying as Rey, A. B. as Priest and Rector follows: (or Associated Rector, or Assist- RECEIVE these books ; and let ant Minister) of the same, and them be the rule of thy conin token thereof, give into your duct in dispensing the divine hands the keys of this Church.word, in leading the devotions of

IN

Let us pray;

the people, and in exercising the 13 He is our God, even the discipline of the Church; and be God of whom cometh salvation; thou in all things a pattern to the God is the Lord by whom we flock committed to thy care. escape death. Psaimlxviii. verse T Then shall be said or sung the follow- 20. ing Anthem.

14 O God, wonderful art thou Laudate Nomen. in thy holy places, even the God O Praise the Lord, laud ye the of Israel; he will give strength

name of the Lord: praise it, and power unto his people. BlessOye servants of the Lord. Psalmed be God. Verse 35. XXXV. verse 1.

Glory be to the Father, and to 2 Ye that stand in the honse the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; of the Lord : in the courts of the As it was in the beginning, is bouse of our God. Verse 2. now, and ever shall be, world

3.0 praise the Lord, for the without end. Lord is gracious: O sing praises Min. The law was given by unto his name, for it is lovely. Moses. Verse 3.

Peop. But grace and truth 4 The Lord is gracious and mer- came by Jesus Christ. ciful, long suffering and of great Min. & Peop. Who is God i goudness. Psalm cxiv. verse 8. Jover all, blessed for evermore.

5 The Lord is loving unto every Amen. man; and bis mercy is over all his work. Verse 9.

Most gracious God, the giver 6 All thy works praise thee, of all good and perfect gifts

, O Lord; and thy Saints give who, of thy wise providence bast thanks unto thee, Verse 10. appointed divers orders in thy

7 The Lord doth build up Je. Church ; give thy grace, we be. rusalem; and gather together the seech thee, to thy servant, to outcasts of Israel. Psalm cxlvii. wbom the charge of this congre. verse 2.

gation is now committed ; and so 8 He healeth those that are replenish him with the truth of broken in heart; and giveth me- thy doctrine, and endue him with dicine to heal their sickness. innocency of life, that he may Verse 3.

faithfully serve before thee, to 9 The Lord's delight is in them the glory of thy great name, and that fear bim, and put their trust the benefit of thy holy Church, in his mercy. Verse 11. through Jesus Christ, our only

10 Praise the Lord, O Jeru- Mediator and Redeemer. Amen. Salem, praise thy God, o Zion. O Holy Jesus, who hast por; Verse 12.

chased to thyself an universal 11 For he hath made fast the Church, and hast promised to be bars of thy gates ; and hath bless- with the Ministers of Apostolic ed thy children within thee. Succession to the end of the Verse 13.

world ; be graciously pleased to 12 He maketh peace in thy bless the ministry and service of borders ; and filleth thee with the him, who is now appointed 10 thour of wheat. Verse 14. foffer the sacrifices of prayer and

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