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dies this way; and that ye will and have so determined by God's continually pray to God the Fa- grace. ther, by the mediation of our only
The Bishop Saviour Jesus Christ, for the heavenly assistance of the Holy WILL you then give your faithGhost ; that by daily reading and minister the Doctrine and Sa
ful diligence, always so to weighing the Scriptures, ye may craments, and the discipline of wax riper and stronger in your Christ, as the Lord hath comMinistry; and that ye may so en- manded, and as this Church hath deavour yourselves from time to received the same, according to time to sanctify the lives of you the commandments of God; 90 and yours
, and to fashion them that you may teach the people after the rule and doctrine of committed to your cure and Christ, that ye may be whole charge, with all diligence to keep some and godly examples and and observe the same? patterns for the people to follow. And now, that this present Con- help of the Lord.
Answer. I will so do, by the gregation of Christ may also understand your minds and wills in
The Bishop. these things, and that this your WILL you be ready with all promise may the more move you
faithful diligence to banish to do your duties; ye shall an- and drive away from the Church swer plainly to these things, allerroneous andstrangedoctrines which we, in the name of God, contrary to God's word; and to and of his Church, shall demand use both public and private moof you touching the same.
nitions and exhortations, as well
to the sick as the whole within Do you think in your heart, that you are truly called, ac-land occasion shall be given?
your cures, as need shall require, cording to the will of our Lord
Answer. I will, the Lord beJesus Christ, and according to the ing my helper. Canons of this Church, to the Or
The Bishop. der and Ministry of Priesthood ? Answer. I think it.
WILL you be diligent in pray. The Bishop.
ers, and in reading the boly
Scriptures, and in such studies A RE you persuaded that the
as help to the knowledge of tbe holy Scriptures contain all
same, laying aside the study of Doctrine required as necessary the world and the flesh ? for eternal salvation through faith
Answer. I will endeavour 80 in Jesus Christ ? and are you de- to do, the Lord being my helper. termined, out of the said Scrip
The Bishop. tures to mstruct the people com. mitted to your charge, and to teach WILL you be diligent to frame nothing, as necessary to eternal and fashion your own selves salvation, but that which you shall and your families, according to be persuaded, may be concluded the Doctrine of Christ; and to and proved by the Scripture ? make both yourselves and them
Anower. I am so persuaded, as much as in you lieth, wholo
some examples and patterns to Thou the anvinting Spirit art, the flock ci Christ?
Who dost thy sevenfold gifts impart.
Thy blessed Unction from above, Answer. I will apply myself is comfort, life, and fire of love : thereto, the Lord being my helper. Enable withi perpetual light
The dulness of our blinded sight:
Anoint and cheer our soiled face WILL you maintain and set With the ubrurdance of thy grase: forwards, as much as lieth Keep far our foes. give peace at home ;
Whire thou art Guide, no ill can come. in you, quietness, peace, and love Teach us to know the Father, Son, among all Christian people, and And The , of both to be but one : especially among them that are This may be our endless song ;
That through the ages all along, or shall be committed to your l'raise to thy eternal merit, charge ?
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
1 Or this : Answer. I will so do, the Lord being my helper.
COME,Holy Ghost, eternal God, The Bishop.
Both from the Father and the Son,
The God of peace and love; WILL you reverently obey visit our minds, into our hearts
your Bishop, and other chief Thy heavenly grace inspire ; Ministers, who, according to the That truth and Godliness we may Canons of the Church, may have Thou art the very Comforter the charge and government over In grief and all distress; you; following with a glad mind The heavenly Gift of God most High;
No tongue can it express; and will their godly admonitions,
The fountain and the living spring and submitting yourselves to their Of joy celestial; godly judgments ?
The fire so bright, the love so sweet, Answer. I will so do, the Lord
The Unction spiritual.
Thou in thy gifts art manifold, being my helper.
By them Christ's Church doth sinnd: I Then shall the Bishop, standing up, In faithful hearts thou writ'st thy laza, say,
The finger of God's hand. ALMIGHTY God, who hath According to iby promise, Lord,
given you this will to do all That, through thy help, God's praises may these things, grant also unto you
Resound in every place. strength and power to perform Send down thy heavenly lighti,
O Holy Ghost, into our minds the same; that he may accom- Kindle our hearts with fervent zeal, plish his work which he hath be- To serve God day and night: gun in you, through Jesus Christ Our weakness strengthen and confirm,
For, Lord, thou know'st us frail; our Lord. Amen.
That neither devil, world, nor flesh 1 After this, the Congregation shall be
Against us may prevail. desired, secretly in their prayers, to Put back our enemies far from us, make their humble supplications to
And help us to obtain God for all these things: for the which Peace in our hearts with God and man, prayers there shall be silence kept for
The best, the truest gain; a space.
And grant that thou being, O Lord,
Our leader and our guide, 1 After which, shall be sung or said by We may escape the snares of sin,
the Bishop, the persons to be ordained Priests all kneeling, Veni, Creator Such measures of thy powerful grace
And never from thee slide. Spiritus ; the Bishop beginning, and the Priests and others that are pre- That thou may'st be our Comforter
Grant, Lord, to us, we pray; sent answering by verses, as followeth. At the last dreadful day. COME Lodret at forts inspire, or strife and of dissension
And lighten with celestial fire Dissolve, O Lord, the bands
Let us pray.
And knit theknots of peace and love these and all thy other benefits;
Throughout ull Christian lands. Grant us the grace that we may know and that we may daily increase The Father of all might,
and go forwards in the knowThat we of his beloved Son,
ledge and faith of thee and thy May gain the blissful sight; And that we may with perfect faith
Son, by the Holy Spirit: So that Ever acknowledge thee,
as well by these thy Ministers, as The Spirit of Father, and of Son, by them 'over whom they shall
One God in Persons Three.
be appointed thy Ministers thy Aud to his blessed Son,
holy name may be for ever gloriAnd to the Holy Spirit of Grace,
fied, and thy blessed kingdoro enCo-equal Three in One.
larged, through the same thy Son And pray we, that our only Lord Would please his Spirit to send
Jesus Christ our Lord; who liveth On all that shall profess his name,
and reigneth with thee in the unity From hence to the world's end. Amen. of the same Holy Spirit, world 1 That done, the Bishop shall pray in without end. Amen. this wise, and say,
T When this prayer is done, the Bishop
with the priests present, shall lay their
hands severally upon the head of every ALMIGHTY God and heaven- one that receiveth the Order of priest
ly Father, who, of thine in. hood; the receivers humbly kneeling, finite love and goodness towards and the Bishop saying, us, hast given to us thy only and RECEIVE The Holy Ghost for most dearly beloved Son Jesus
the office and work of a priest Christ, to be our Redeemer, and in the Church of God, now comthe Author of everlasting life; mitted unto thee by the imposiwho after he had made perfect tion of our hands: whose sins thou our redemption by his death, and dost forgive, they are forgiven : was ascended into heaven, sent
and whose sins thou dost retain, abroad into the
world bis Apos- they are retained : And be thou a tles, Prophets, Evangelists, Doc- faithful Dispenser of the word of tors, and Pastors; by whose labour God, and of his holy Sacraments : and ministry he gathered together In the name of the Father, and ot a great flock in all the parts of the the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. world, to set forth the eternal Amen. praise of thy holy name: For
Or this : these so great benefits of thy eter- TAKE thou authority to exe. nal goodness, and for thai thou
cute the office of a Priest in bast vouchsafed to call these thy the Church of God now commitservants here present to the same ted to thee by the imposition of Office and Ministry appointed for our hands ; and be thou a faiththe salvation of mankind, we ren- ful Dispenser of the word of God, der unto thee most hearty thanks, and of his holy Sacraments: In we praise and worship thee; and the name of the Father, and of we humbly beseech thee by the the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. same thy blessed Son, to grant un.
Amen. to all, which either here or else
Then the Bishop shall deliver to eve
ry one of them kneeling, the Bible where call upon thy holy name, into his hand, saying, show that we may continue to TAKE thon authority to preach ourselves thankful unto thee for
nister the holy Sacraments in the never be spoken in vain. Grant Congregation where thou shalt also, that we may have grace to be lawfully appointed thereunto. hear and receive what they sball " When this is done, the Bishop shall go deliver out of thy most holy word,
on in the Service of the Communion, or agreeably to the same, as the which all they who receive Orders shall means of our salvation ; that in all take together, and remain in the same place where hands were laid upon our words and deeds we may them, until such time as they have seek thy glory, and the increase received the Commimion.
of thy kingdom, through Jesus I The Communion being done, after Christ our Lord. Amen.
the last Collect, and immediately before the Benediction, shall be said this THE peace of God, which pass Collect.
eth'all understanding, keep Most merciful Father, we be your hearts and minds in the
seech thee to send upon knowledge and love of God, and these thy servants thy heavenly of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord blessing; that they may be cloth- And the blessing of God Almighed with righteousness, and that ty, the Father, the Son, and the thy word spoken by their mouths Holy Ghost, be amongst you, and may have such success, that it may remain with you always. Amen. 1 And if, on the same day, the Order of Deacons be given to some, and the Orde of Priesthood to others; the Deacons shall be first presented, and then the Priests; and it shall.suffice that the Litary be once said for both. The Collects shall both be used; first, that for Deacons, then that for Priests. The Epistle shall be Ephesians, iv. 7 to 13, as before in this office. Immediately after which, they that are to be made Deacons, shall be examined, and ordained, as is abovo prescribed. Then one of them having read the Gospel, which shall be either out of Saint Matthew, ix. 36, as before in this office; or else Saint Luke, xii. 35 to 38, as before in the form for the Ordering of Deacons, they that are to be made Priests, shall likewise be examined, and ordained, as in this office before appointed
THE FORM OF Ordaining or Consecrating a Bishop. & When all things are duly prepared in the Church, and set in order, after Mord
ing 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
the people, that they may obeA LMIGHTY God, who by thy diently follow the same ; that all
Son Jesus Christ didst give may receive the crown of everto thy holy Apostles many excel-lasting glory, through Jesus Christ lent gifts, and didst charge them our Lord. Amen. to feed thy flock; give grace, we And another Bishop sball read beseech thee, to all Bishops, the Pastors of thy Church, that they
The Epistle. 1 Tim. iii. 1. may diligently preach thy word, THIS is a true saying, If a man and duly administer the godly desire the office of a Bisbop, discipline thereof; and grant to'he desireth a good work. A B.
shop, then must be blameless, the me. But none of these things busland of one wife, vigilant, so- move me, neither count I my life ber, of good behaviour, given to dear upto myself, so that I might hospitality, apt to teach, not given finish my coarse with joy, and the to wine, no striker, not greedy ministry which I have received of of filthy lucre, but patient, not as the Lord Jesus ; to testity the brau ier, not covetous ; one that Gospel of the grace of God. And ruleih well his own house, having now, behold, I know that ye all, his children in subjection with all among whom I have gone preachgravity ; for if a man know noting the kingdom of God, shall see how to rule bis own house, how my face no more. Wherefore I shall he take care of the Church take you to record this day, that of God? not a novice, lest beiug I am pure from the blood of all Jilted up with pride he fall into men: For I have not shunned to the condemnation of the devil. declare unto you all the counsel Moreover he must have a good of God. Take heed, therefore, report to them which are with unto yourselves, and to all the out; lest he fall into reproach, flock, over the which the Holy and the snare uf the devil. Ghost hath made you overseers, ? Or this: For ihe Epistle.
to feed tbe Church of God, which
he hath purchased with his own Acts, xx. 17.
blood. For I know this, that afFROM Miletus, Paul sent to ter my departing shall grievous
Ephesus, and called the El-wolves enter in among you, not ders of the Church. And when sparing the flock. Also of your they were come to him, he said own selves shall men arise speakunto them, Ye Know from the ing perverse things, to draw away first day that I came into Asia, disciples after them. Therefore after what' manner I have been watch, and remember, that by with you at all seasons, serving the space of three years, I ceased the Lord with all humility of not to warn every one, night and mind, and with many tears and day, with leal's. And now, bretemptations, which befel me by thren, 1 commend you to God, the lying in wait of the Jews and to the word of his grace. And 'bow I kept back nothing wbich is able to build you up, and that was profitable unto you, but to give you an inheritance among have show'ed you, and have taught all them wbich are sanctified. I you publicly, and from house to have coveted no man's silver, or Louse, testifying both to the Jews, gold, or apparel : yea, ye youraud also to the Greeks, repent- selves know. that these hands bave ans toward God, and faith to- ministered, unto my necessities, Ward our Lord Jesus Christ. And and to them that were with me. now, behold, I go bound in the I have showed you all things, how Spirit unto Jerusalem, not know that so labouring ye ought to sup. ing the things that shall befal me port the weak; and to remember there ; save that the Holy Gbostihe words of the Lord Jesus, how witnesselb in every city, saying, he said. It is more blessed to give That bonds and aillictions abide than to receive.