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ster the holy Sacraments in the ingregation where thou shalt lawfully appointed thereunto. When this is done, the Pishop shall go bu in the Service of the Communion, rwhich all they who receive Orders shall take together, and remain in the same place wiere hands were laid upon them, until such time as they have received the Communion. The Communion being Cone, aster he last Collect, and immediately before the Benediction, shall be said this Collect. Iost merciful Father, we beseech thee to send upon ese thy servants thy heavenly essing ; that they may be clothwith righteousness, and that y word spoken by their mouths
THE ORDERING OF PRIESTs.
never be spoken in vain. G
also, that we may have graces hear and receive what they sh deliver out of thymost holy wors: or agreeably to the same, as to means of our salvation;that in
our words and deeds we may seek thy glory, and the incréa
of thy kingdom, through Jean Christ our Lord. Amen.
TH E peace of God, which eth all understanding, ko your hearts and minds in th: knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord. And the blessing of God Almi ty, the Father, the Son, and Holy Ghost, be amongst you,
ay have such success, that it may And if, on the same day, the Order of
of Priesthood to others; the 1) eacons shall be first presented, and then the
Priests; and it shall suffice that the 1.
shall both be used; first, that for Ijeacons, then that sor Priests. The E.
shall be Ephesi... ts, iv. 7 to 18, as before in this office. Immediately after whit they that are to be made Deacons, shall be examined, and ordained, asis prescribed. Then one of them having read the Gospel, which shall be cithero of Saint Matthew, ix. 36, as before in this office; or else Saint Luke, xii. 35to
as before in the form for the Orderil
Priests, shall likewise be examined, and ordained, as in this office before
When all things are duly prepared in the Church, and set in order, after ing Prayer is ended, the presiding Bishop, or some other Bishop appoint the Bishops present, shall begin the Communion Service, in which this sh
ALMIGHTY God, who by thy
Son Jesus Christ didst give thy holy Apostles many excelnt gifts, and didst charge them feed thy flock; give grace, we seech thee, to all Bishops, the astors of thy Church, that they *y diligently preach thy word, o, only administer the godly scipline thereof; and grant to
remain with you always, final
Deacons be given to some, and the Oro
itany be once said for both. The C.
\g of Deacons, they that are to ben
5, then must be blameless, the Dand of one wife, vigilant, soof good behaviour, given to »itality, apt to teach, not given wine, no striker, not greedy ilthy lucre, but patient, not a wher, not covetous; one that th well his own house, having :hildren in subjection with all rity; for if a man know not 7 to rule his own house, how l.he take care of the Church Sod 2 not a novice, lest being od up with pride he fall into condemnation of the devil. reover he must have a good ort to them which are with; lest he fall into reproach, the snare of the devil. T Or this: For the Epistle. Acts, xx. 17. ROM Miletus, Paul sent to Ephesus, and called the Els of the Church. And when y were come to him, he said o them, Ye Know from the day that I came into Asia, r what manner I have been h you at all seasons, serving Lord with all humility of ld, and with many tears and |ptations, which befell me by lying in wait of the Jews: d how I kept back nothing I was profitable unto you, but 'eshowed you, and have taught | publicly, and from house to ise, testifying both to the Jews, | also to the Greeks, repent!e toward God, and faith tord our Lord Jesus Christ. And w, behold, I go bound in the rit unto Jerusalem, not knowthe things that shall befall me re; save that the Holy Ghost messeth in every city, saying, at bonds and afflictions abide
me. But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry which I have received of the Lord Jesus; to testify the Gospel of the grace of God. And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more. Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men : For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God. Take heed, therefore, unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the Church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years, I ceased not to warn every one, night and day, with tears. And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified. I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel : yea, ye yourscives know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me. I have showed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak; and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.
T Then another Bishop shall read The Gospel. St. John, xxi. 15. ESUS saith to Simon Peter,
Simon son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these ? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. He saith to him again the second time, Simon Son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep. He saith unto him the third time, Simon son of Jonas, lovest thou me 2 Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things: thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
T Or this: St. John, xx. 19.
THE same day at evening, be
ing the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. And when he had so said, he showed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord. Then saith Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: As my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: Whosesoever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them ; and whosesoever sins ye retain, they are retained.
Or this : St. Matt. xviii. 18.
given unto me in heaven and earth. Goyetherefore and tead all nations, baptizing them into name of the Father, and of to Son, and of the Holy Gho teaching them to observealithis whatsoever I have commando you: and lo, I am with you alway even unto the end of the wood T After the Gospel and the Sermono ended, the elected Bishop, vesselwo his Rochet, shall be presented by W. Bishops of this Church unto theo ing Bishop, or to the o sitting in his Chair near the holy Talk the Bishops who present him saying EVEREND Father in Go we present unto you to godly and well-learned mano ordained and consecrated Bisho T Then shall the presiding Bisho mand testimonials of the Persono. sented for Consecration, and so cause them to be read. He shall then require of him theo lowing Promise of Conformity so joine, fiscipline, and Wood the Protestant Episcopal Church. IN the name of God, Amen. JY chosen Bishop of the Po testant Episcopal Church in do promise conformity and o dience to the doctrine, o and worship of the Protes Episcopal Church in the Uni States of America: So help so God, through Jesus Christ. T Them the presiding Bishop imo the Congregation present to so saying thus to them: BRETHREN it is written is the Gospel of St. Luke, so our saviour Christ continued to whole night in prayer, before chose and sent forth his wo Apostles. It is written also the holy Apostles prayed, best they ordained Matthias to be the number of the twelve. Leto therefore, following the exam
saying, All power is
of our Saviourt Jesus Christ, a
HAT it may please thee to bless this our brother elected, to send thy grace upon him, he may duly execute the of whereunto he is called, to edifying of thy Church, and he honour, praise, and glory ly name; nswer. We beseech thee to ‘us, good Lord. len shall be said this Prayer followIng. LMIGHTY God, giver of all good things, who by thy Holy it hast appointed divers orof Ministers in thy Church; cifully behold this thy servant 7 called to the work and miry of a Bishop ; and so relish him with the truth of thy trine, and adorn him with inency of life, that both by word deed he may faithfully serve : in this office, to the glory of name, and the edifying and l-governing of thy Church, ough the merits of our Saviour is Christ, who liveth and neth with thee and the Holy st, world without end. .4men. ten the presiding Bishop, sitting in i Chair, shall say to him that is to £oRSecrated.
ROTHER, forasmuch as the
y Scripture and the anit careos eammand that we ld notie hasty in laying on is, and admitting any person
to government in the Church of Christ, which he hath purchased with no less price than the effusion of his own blood; before we admit you to this administration, we will examine you in certain articles, to the end that the congregation present may have a trial, and bear witness, how you are minded to behave yourself in the Church of God, ARE you persuaded, that you are truly called to this ministration, according to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the order of this Church 2 ..Answer. I am so persuaded. The presiding o ARE you persuaded, that the holy Scriptures contain all doctrine required as necessary for eternal salvation through faith in Jesus Christ And are you determined, out of the same holy Scriptures, to instruct the people committed to your charge, and to teach or maintain nothing, as necessary to eternal salvation, but that which you shall be persuaded, may be concluded and proved by the same : .#nswer. I am so persuaded, and determined by God's grace.
The presiding Bishop. WILL you then faithfully exercise yourself in the holy Scriptures, and call upon God by prayer for the true understanding of the game; so that you may be able by them to teach and exhort with wholesome doctrine, and to withstand and convince the gainsayers? .4;ister. . . wiil so do, by the help of God. The presiding o: RE you ready, with ali, faithful diligence, to banish and
drive away from the Church all