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Son our Saviour Jesus Christ, we, and heavenly benediction, and Hit thy humble servants, do celebrate made one body with him, that he

and make here before thy divine may dwell in them, and they in Majesty, with these thy holy him. And although we are un. gifts, which we now offer, unto worthy, through our manifold thee, the memorial thy Son bath sins, to offer unto thee any sacricommanded us to make; having fice; yet we beseech thee to acin' remembrance bis blessed. pas-cept this our bounden duty and sion and precious death, his migh- service, not weighing our mety resurrection and glorious as- rits, but pardoning our offences; cension; rendering unto thee through Jesus Christ our Lord; most hearty thanks for the innu- by whom, and with whom, in merable benefits procured unto us the unity of the Holy Ghost, all by the same. And

honour and glory be unto thee, O

The Invocation. we most humbly

Father Almighty, world without beseech thce, O merciful Father, end. Amen. to hear us; and, of thy Almighty" Here shall be sung a Hymn, or Part goodness, vouchsafe to bless and of a Hymn, from the Selection for the

Feasts and Fasts, &c. sanctify, with thy Word and Holy . Then shall the Bishop first receive Spirit, these thy gifts and crea- the Communion in both kinds himself, tures of bread and wine; that we, and proceed to deliver the same to receiving them according to thy

the Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, in

like manner, and, after that, to the Son our Saviour Jesus Christ's People also in order, into their hands, holy institution, in remembrance all devoutly kneeling: And when he of his Death and Passion, may be

delivereth the Bread, he shall say, partakers of his most blessed THE Body of our Lord Jesus Body and Blood. And we ear- Cbrist, which was given for nestly desire thy fatherly good- thee, preserve thy body and soul ness, mercifully to accept this unto everlasting life : Take and our sacrifice of praise and thanks- eat this in remembrance that giving ; most humbly beseeching Christ died for thee, and feed on thee to grant, that by the merits bim in thy heart by faith, with and death of thy Son Jesus Christ, thanksgiving. and through faith in his blood, " And the Bishop, delivering the Cup, we, and all thy, whole Church, may obtain remission of our sins, THE Blood of our Lord Jesus and all other benefits of his pas- Christ, wbich was shed for sion. And here we oifer and thee, preserve thy body and soul present unto thee, O Lord, our- unto everlasting life : Drink this selves, our souls, and hodies, to in remembrance that Christ's be a reasonable, boly, and living blood was shed for thee, and be sacrifice unto thee; humbly be thankful. seeching thee, that we, and all " If the consecrated Bread and Wine others who shall be partakers of ted, the Bishop is to consecrate more,

be spent before all have communicathis holy Communion, may wor- according to the Form before prethily receive the most precious scribed; beginning at All glory be to Body and Blood of thy Son Jesus

thec, Almighty God and ending with

these wordsPartakers of his most Christ, be filled with thy gracel blessed Body and Blood.

shall say,

bread;

" When all have communicated, the to whom, with thee and the Holy

Bishop shall return to the Lord's Table, Ghost, be all honour and glory, maineth of the consecrated Elements, world without end. Amen. covering the same with a fair Linen T Then shall be said or sung, all standCloth. Then shall the Bishop say the Lord's

ing, Gloria in Excelsis, or some pro

per Hymn from the Selection. Prayer, the People repeating after him every petition.

GLORY be to God on high, and OUR Father, who art in Hea- in earth peace, good will to

ven, Hallowed be thy Name: wards men. We praise thee, we Thy Kingdom come; Thy Wilí bless thee, we worship thee, we be done on Earth, as it is in Hea- glorify thee, we give thanks to ven; Give us this day our daily thee for thy great glory, O Lord

And forgive us our tres-God, heavenly King, God the passes, as we forgive those who Father Almighty. trespass against us; And lead us O Lord, tbe only begotten Son not into temptation; But deliver Jesus Christ; O Lord God, Lamb us from evil: For thine is the of God, Son of the Father, who kingdom, and the Power, and takest away the sins of the world, the Glory, For ever and ever. have mercy upon us : Thou who Amen.

takest away the sins of the world, After which, shall be said as fol

have mercy upon us : Thou who loweth:

takest away the sins of the world, ALMIGHTY

and everliving receive our prayer: Thou who God, we most heartily thank sittest at the right hand of God thee, for that thou dost vouchsafe the Father, have mercy upon 15. to feed us, who have duly received For thou only art holy; thou these holy mysteries, with the only art the Lord; thou only, 0 spiritual food of the most precious Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art Body and Blood of thy Son our most High in the glory of God Saviour Jesus Christ; and dost the Father. Amen. assure us thereby of thy favour " Then the Bishop shall let them depart and gooduess towards us; and

with this blessing. that we are very members, iu. THE peace of God, which pascorporate in the mystical body of seth all understanding, keep thy Son, which is the blessed com- your hearts and minds in the pany of all faithful people; and knowledge and love of God, and are also heirs through hope of thy of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord: everlasting kingdom, by the me. And the blessing of God Almighrits of the m precions death ity, the Father, the Son, and ihe and passion of thy dear Son. And Holy Ghost, be amongst you, and we most humbly beseech thee, o remain with you always. Amen. heavenly Father, so to assist us with thy grace, that we may con.

" If any of the consecrated Bread and

Wine remain after the Communion, it tinue in that holy fellowship, and shall not be carried out of the Church; do all such good works as thou but the Bishop and other Commuhast prepared for us to walk in, Blessing, reverenty eat and drink the

nicants shall, immediately after the through Jesus Christ our Lord;

Here endeth the Order fer ghe Abrinistration of the Holy Communion.

same.

Consecration of a Church or Chapel, According to the order of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the

United States of America, as established by the Bishops, the Clergy, and Laity of said Church, in General Convention, in the month of September, A. D. 1799.

THE

1 The Bishop is to be received at the entrance of the Church or Chapel hy the

Church-wardens and Vestrymen, or some other Persons appointed for that purpose. The Bishop and the Clergy who are present, shall

go up the isle of ihe Church or Chapel, to the Communion Table, repeating the 24th. Psalm alternately, the Bishop one verse, and the Clergy another. Psolin xxiv.

jeven the Lord of Hosts, he is the earth is the Lord's and King of Glory. all that therein is : the com- The Bishop sball go within the rails,

with such of the Clergy as can be pass of the world, and they that

there accommodated. The Bishop, dwell therein.

sitting in his chair, shall have the in2 For he hath founded it upon

struments of donation and endowment,

if there be any presented to him, and the seas, and prepared it upon the

then standing up, and turning to the foods.

Congregation, shall say, 3 Who shall ascend into the DEARLY beloved in the Lord; hill of the Lord, or who shall rise forasmuch as devout and holy up in his holy place?

men, as well under the law as 4 Even he that hath clean under the gospel, moved either hands and a pure heart; and that by the express command of God, bath not lift up his mind unto or by the secret inspiration of vanity, nor sworn to deceive his the blessed Spirit, and acting neighbour.

agreeably to their own reason 5 He shall receive the blessing and sense of the natural decency from the Lord, and righteousness of things, have erected houses from the God of his salvation. for the public worship of God,

6 This is the generation of and separated them from all unthem that seek him; even of them hallowed, worldly, and common that seek thy face. O Jacob. uses, in order to fill men's minds

7 Lift up your heads, O ye with greater reverence for his gates; and be ye lift up, ye ever-glorious Majesty, and affect their lasting doors : and the King of hearts with more devotion and Glory shall come in.

humility in his service ; which 8 Who is the King of Glory?pious works have been approved it is the Lord strong and mighty, of and graciously accepted by our even the Lord mighty in battle. heavenly Father: Let us not

9 Lift up your heads, O ye doubt but that he will also favour. gates; and be ye lift up, ye ever. Jably approve our godly purpose lasting doors : and the King of of setting apart this place in so. Glory shall come in.

lemn mannor, for the perform10 Who is the King of Glory?lance of the several offices of re

ligious worship, and let us faithwrath and eternal death, and refully and devoutly beg his bless-ceived as a living member of ing on this our 'undertaking. Christ's Church, and may ever 1 Then the Bishop, kneeling, shall say remain in the number of thy

the following Prayer. faithful children. Amen. O Eternal God, mighty in Grant, O Lord, that they who

power and of majesty incom- at this place shall in their own prehensible, whom the heaven of persons renew the promises and heavens cannot contain, much vows which they made, or which less the walls of temples made were made for them by their with hands; and who yet hast been sureties at their Baptism, and graciously pleased to promise thy thereupon shall be confirmed by especial presence, wherever two the Bishop, may receive such a or three of thy faithful servants measure of thy holy Spirit, that shall assemble in thy name to of- they may be enabled faithfully to fer up their praises and suppli- fulál the saine, and grow in grace cations unto thee; vouchsafe, Olunto their lives' end. Amen. Lord, to be present with us, who Grant, O Lord, that whosoever are here gathered together, with shall receive in this place the all humility and readiness of blessed sacrament of the body heart, to consecrate this place to and blood of Christ, may come the honour of thy great name; to that holy ordinance with faith, separating it henceforth from all charity, and true repentanoe: and unhallowed, ordinary, and com- being filled with thy grace and mon uses, and dedicating it to thy heavenly benediction, may, to service, for reading thy holy their great and endless comfort, word, for celebrating thy holy obtain remission of their sins, sacraments, for offering to thy and all other benefits of his pas. glorious Majesty the sacrifices of sion. Amen. prayerand thanksgiving, forbless

Grant, O Lord, that by thy ing thy people in thy name, and holy word which shall be read for the performance of all other and preached in this place, and holy offices : accept, O Lord, this by thy holy Spirit grafting it inservice at our hands, and bless it wardly in the heart, the hearers with such success as may tend thereof may both perceive and most to thy glory, and the fur. know what things they ought to do therance of our bappiness both and may have power and strength temporal and spiritual, through to fulfil the same. Amen. Jesus Christ, our blessed Lord

Grant, O'Lord, that whosoever and Saviour. Amen. ;

shall be joined together in this After this the Bishop shall stand up, place in the holy estate of matriand turning his face towards the Congregation, shall say,

mony, may faithfully perform and RE

EGARD, O Lord, the suppli- keep the vow and covenant be.

cations of thy servants, and tween them made, and may re. grant that whosoever shall be de- main in perfect love together dicated to thee in this house by unto their lives' end. Baptism, may be sanctified by the Grant, we beseech thee, blessed Holy Ghost, delivered from thy Lord, that whosoever shall draw

near to thee in this place, to give shall be the Collect, Epistle, and Gom thee thanks for the benefits which pel, for the occasion. they have received at thy hands,

The Collect. to set forth thy most worthy praise, to confess their sins unto O Most glorious Lord, we ac

knowledge that we are not thee, and to ask such things as

worthy to offer unto thee any are requisite and necessary as well for the body as for the soul, beseech thee in thy great good

thing belonging unto us; yet we may do it with such steadiness of faith, and with such seriousness, dication of this place to thy ser.

ness, graciously to accept the deaffection, and devotion of mind, vice, and to prosper this our un. that thou mayest accept their dertaking; receive the prayers bounden duty and service, and and intercessions of all those thy vouchsafe to give whatever in thy infinite wisdom thou shalt see in this house; and give them

servants, who shall call upon thee to be most expedient for them : all which we beg for Jesus Christ's grace to prepare their hearts to

serve thee with reverence and sake our most blessed Lord and godly fear; affect them with an Saviour. Amen.

awful apprehension of thy Divine T Then the Bishop sitting in his chair,

the sentence of Consecration is to be Majesty, and a deep sense of their read by some person appointed by own ynworthiness; that so aphim, and then said by him upon the proaching thy, sanctuary, with Columunion Table,--after which the lowliness and devotion, and comBishop shall say, BLESSED be thy name, oling before thee with clean

Lord, that it hath pleased thoughts and pure hearts, with thee to put it into the hearts of bodies undefiled, and minds thy servants, to appropriate and sanctified, they may always perdevote this house to thy honour

form a service acceptable to thee, and worship; and grant that all through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen. who shall enjoy the benefit of this pious work, may show forth their The Epistle. 2 Cor. vi, verse 14 ibankfulness, by making a right

to verse 17. use of it, to the glory of thy

bless
. BE ye not

unequally yoked toed name, through Jesus Christ

gether with unbelievers ; for. our Lord. Amen.

what fellowship hath righteouso 11 After this the Minister appointed is ness with unrighteousness? And

to read the service for the day. PROPER PSALMS, 84.....122..... darkness? And what concord hath

what communion hath light with 132. FIRST LESSON. 1 Kings, 8th, hath he that believeth with an In.

Christ with Belial ? Or what part verse 22 to verse 63. SECOND LESSON. Heb. 10th, the temple of God with Idols ?

fidel? And what agreement hath verse 19 to verse 27. T Morning Prayer being ended, there For ye are the temple of the Livshall be sung from the book of Psalmsing God: as God hath said. I will in metre, Psal. xxvi. verso 6, 7, 8, dwell in them and walk in them, with the Gloria Patri.

and I will be their God, and they The Bishop shall then proceed to the Communion Service. The following shall be my people.

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