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THE

FORM AND MANNER

OF

MAKING, ORDAINING, AND CONSECRATING

OF

BISHOPS, PRIESTS, AND DEACONS,

ACCORDING TO THE ORDER OF

The United Church of England and Ireland.

THE PREFACE.

IT is evident unto all men diligently reading the holy Scripture and an

cient Authors, that from the Apostles' time there have been these Orders of Ministers in Christ's Church; Bishops, Priests, and Deacons. Which Offices were evermore had in such reverend Estimation, that no man might presume to execute any of them, except he were first called, tried, examined, and known to have such qualities as are requisite for the same; and also by publick Prayer, with Imposition of Hands, were approved and admitted thereunto by lawful Authority. And therefore, to the intent that these Orders may be continued, and reverently used and esteemed, in the United Church of England and Ireland; no man shall be accounted or taken to be a lawful Bishop, Priest, or Deacon in the United Church of England and Ireland, or suffered to execute any of the said Functions, except he be called, tried, examined, and admitted thereunto, according to the Form hereafter following, or hath had formerly Episcopal Consecration, or Ordination.

And none shall be admitted a Deacon, except he be Twenty-three years of age, unless he have a Faculty. And every man which is to be admitted a Priest shall be full Four-and-twenty years old. And every man which is to be ordained or consecrated Bishop shall be fully Thirty years of age.

And the Bishop, knowing either by himself, or by sufficient testimony, any Person to be a man of virtuous conversation, and without crime; and, after examination and trial, finding him learned in the Latin Tongue, and sufficiently instructed in holy Scripture, may at the times appointed in the Canon, or else, on urgent occasion, upon some other Sunday or Holy-day, in the face of the Church, admit him a Deacon, in such manner and form as hereafter followeth.

THE

FORM AND MANNER

OP

MAKING OF DEACONS.

1 When the day appointed by the Bishop is come, after Morning Prayer is ended, there

shall be a Sermon or Exhortation, declaring the Duty and Office of such as come to be admitted Deacons ; how necessary that Order is in the Church of Christ, and also, how the people ought to esteem them in their Office.

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1 First the Archdeacon, or his Deputy, 1 Then the Bishop (commending such as

shall present unto the Bishop (sitting in shall be found meet to be Ordered to the his chair near to the holy Table) such as Prayers of the congregation) shall, with desire to be ordained Deacons, (each of the Clergy and people present, sing or them being decently habited,) saying these say the Litany, with the Prayers as folwords,

loweth.

The Litany and Suffrages. REVEREND. Father in God, I

GOD the Father, of heaven: present unto you persons present, to be admitted Deacons.

have mercy upon us miserable

sinners. The Bishop.

O God the Father, of heaven : have VAKE heed that the persons,

mercy upon us miserable sinners.

O God the Son, Redeemer of the apt and meet, for their learning and

world : have mercy upon us miserwith thy most precious blood, and and strengthen in the true worbe not angry with us for ever. shipping of thee, in righteousness Spare us, good Lord.

able sinners. godly conversation, to exercise their

O God the Son, Redeemer of the Ministry duly, to the honour of God,

world : have mercy upon us miserand the edifying of his Church.

able sinners. 1 The Archdeacon shall answer, O God the Holy Ghost, proceedI HAVE enquired of them, and ing from the Father and the Son :

also examined them, and think have mercy upon us miserable sinthem so to be.

O God the Holy Ghost, proceeding * Then the Bishop shall say unto the people: from the Father and the Son : have BRETHREN, if there be any of mercy upon us miserable sinners. you who knoweth any Impedi

O holy, blessed, and glorious Triment, or notable Crime, in any of nity, three Persons and one God : these persons presented to be order- have mercy upon us miserable sined Deacons, for the which he ought not to be admitted to that Office,

O holy, blessed, and glorious Trilet him come forth in the Name of nity, three Persons and one God : God, and shew what the Crime or

have mercy upon us miserable sinImpediment is.

Remember not, Lord, our offences, 9 And if any great Crime or Impediment

nor the offences of our forefathers; be objected, the Bishop shall surcease neither take thou vengeance of our from Ordering that person, until such time as the party accused shall be found

sins : spare us, good Lord, spare thy clear of that Crime.

people, whom thou hast redeemed

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and holiness of life, thy Servant From all evil and mischief; from VICTORIA our most gracious sin, from the crafts and assaults of Queen and Governour; the devil ; from thy wrath, and from We beseech thee to hear us, good everlasting damnation,

Lord.
Good Lord, deliver us.

That it may please thee to rule From all blindness of heart ; from her heart in thy faith, fear, and love, pride, vain-glory, and hypocrisy ; and that she may evermore have affrom envy, hatred, and malice, and fiance in thee, and ever seek thy all uncharitableness,

honour and glory; Good Lord, deliver us.

We beseech thee to hear us, good From fornication, and all other Lord. deadly sin ; and from all the deceits That it may please thee to be her of the world, the flesh, and the devil, defender, and keeper, giving her Good Lord, deliver us.

the victory over all her enemies ; From lightning and tempest;

We beseech thee to hear us, good from plague, pestilence, and fa- Lord. mine; from battle and murder, and That it may please thee to bless from sudden death,

and preserve Adelaide the Queen Good Lord, deliver us. Dowager, and all the Royal Family; From all sedition, privy conspi

We beseech thee to hear us, good racy, and rebellion ; from all false Lord. doctrine, heresy, and schism ; from That it may please thee to illuhardness of heart, and contempt of minate all Bishops, Priests, and thy Word and Commandment, Deacons, with true knowledge and Good Lord, deliver us.

understanding of thy Word; and By the mystery of thy holy In- that both by their preaching and carnation ; by thy holy Nativity and living they may set it forth, and Circumcision; by thy Baptism, Fast

shew it accordingly; ing, and Temptation,

We beseech thee to hear us, good Good Lord, deliver us:

Lord. By thine Agony and bloody Sweat; That it may please thee to bless by thy Cross and Passion; by thy these thy servants, now to be adprecious Death and Burial ; by thy mitted to the Order of Deacons, glorious Resurrection and Ascen- [or Priests,] and to pour thy grace sion; and by the coming of the upon them; that they may duly Holy Ghost,

execute their Office, to the edifyGood Lord, deliver us.

ing of thy Church, and the glory of In all time of our tribulation ; in thy holy Name; all time of our wealth ; in the hour 'We beseech thee to hear us, good of death, and in the day of judge - Lord. ment,

That it may please thee to endue Good Lord, deliver us.

the Lords of the Council, and all We sinners do beseech thee to hear the Nobility, with grace, wisdom, us, O Lord God; and that it may

and understanding; please thee to rule and govern thy

We beseech thee to hear us, good holy Church universal in the right Lord. way ;

That it may please thee to bless We beseech thee to hear us, good and keep the Magistrates, giving Lord.

them grace to execute justice, and That it may please thee to keep to maintain truth; 369

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We beseech thee to hear us, good dren and widows, and all that are Lord.

desolate and oppressed ; That it may please thee to bless We beseech thee to hear us, good and keep all thy people ;

Lord. We beseech ihee to hear us, good That it may please thee to have Lord.

mercy upon all men ; That it may please thee to give We beseech thee to hear us, good to all nations unity, peace, and con

Lord. cord;

That it may please thee to forgive beseech thee to hear us, good our enemies, persecutors, and slanLord.

derers, and to turn their hearts; That it may please thee to give We beseech thee to hear us, good us an heart to love and dread thee, Lord. and diligently to live after thy com- That it may please thee to give mandments;

and preserve to our use the kindly We beseech thee to hear us, good fruits of the earth, so as in due time Lord.

we may enjoy them; That it may please thee to give to We beseech thee to hear us, good all thy people increase of grace to

Lord. hear meekly thy Word, and to re- That it may please thee to give ceive it with pure atfection, and us true repentance; to forgive us to bring forth the fruits of the Spi- all our sins, negligences, and igno

rances; and to endue us with the We beseech thee to hear us, good grace of thy Holy Spirit to amend Lord.

our lives according to thy holy That it may please thee to bring Word; into the way of truth all such as We beseech thee to hear us, good have erred, and are deceived ;

Lord. We beseech thee to hear us, good Son of God : we beseech thee to Lord.

hear us. That it may please thee to strengthSon of God : we beseech thee to en such as do stand ; and to com

hear us. fort and help the weak-hearted; and O Lamb of God : that takest away to raise up them that fall; and fi- the sins of the world; nally to beat down Satan under our

Grant us thy peace. feet;

O Lamb of God : that takest away We beseech thee to hear us, good the sins of the world ; Lord.

Have mercy upon us. That it may please thee to suc- O Christ, hear us. cour, help, and comfort, all that are

O Christ, hear us. in danger, necessity, and tribulation; Lord, have mercy upon us.

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord, have mercy upon us. Lord.

Christ, have mercy upon us. That it may please thee to pre

Christ, have mercy upon us. serve all that travel by land or by Lord, have mercy upon us. water, all women labouring of child, Lord, have mercy upon us.

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young children;

I Then shall the Priest, and the people with and to shew thy pity upon all pri- him, say the Lord's Prayer. soners and captives;

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ven, Hallowed be thy Name. Lord.

Thy kingdom come. Thy' will be That it may please thee to defend, done in earth, As it is in heaven. and provide for, the fatherless chil- Give us this day our daily bread. Jesus Christ, who liveth and reignPitifully behold the sorrows of

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all sick persons,

We beseech thee'io hear us, good OUR Father, which art in hea

ON US.

And forgive us our trespasses, As

O Son of David, have mercy upwe forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into tempta- Both now and ever vouchsafe to tion; But deliver us from evil.RA- hear us, O Christ.

Graciously hear us, O Christ; Priest. O Lord, deal not with us graciously hear us, O Lord Christ. after our sins.

Priest. O Lord, let thy mercy be Answer. Neither reward us after

shewed upon us ; our iniquities.

Answer. As we do put our trust in thee.

men.

Let us pray.

Let us pray

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O GOD, merciful Father, that WE humbly beseech thee, O Fa

despisest not the sighing of a ther, mercifully to look upon contrite heart, nor the desire of such our infirmities; and for the glory of as be sorrowful; Mercifully assist thy Name turn from us all those our prayers that we make before evils that we most righteously have thee in all our troubles and adver- | deserved; and grant, that in all our sities, whensoever they oppress us; troubles we may put our whole trust and graciously hear us, that those and confidence in thy mercy, and evils, which the craft and subtilty evermore serve thee in holiness and of the devil or man worketh against pureness of living, to thy honour us, be brought to nought; and by and glory; through our only Mediathe providence of thy goodness they tor and Advocate, Jesus Christ our may be dispersed ; that we thy ser- Lord. Amen. vants, being hurt by no persecutions,

1 Then shall be sung or said the Service for may evermore give thanks unto thee

the Communion, with the Collect, Epistle, in thy holy Church; through Jesus and Gospel, as followeth. Christ our Lord.

The Collect. O Lord, arise, help us, and deliver us for thy Name's sake.

Divine Providence hast appoint

ed divers Orders of Ministers in thy O

Church, and didst inspire thine Aears, and our fathers have declared unto us, the noble works that

postles to choose into the Order of thou didst in their days, and in the

Deacons the first Martyr Saint Steold time before them.

phen, with others; Mercifully beO Lord, arise, help us, and de

hold these thy servants now called

to the like Office and Administraliver us for thine honour. Glory be to the Father, and to

tion; replenish them so with the the Son : and to the Holy Ghost ;

truth of thy Doctrine, and adorn Answer. As it was in the begin

them with innocency of life, that,

both by word and good example, ning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.

they may faithfully serve thee in From our enemies defend us, O

this Office, to the glory of thy Name, Christ.

and the edification of thy Church ; Graciously look upon our afflic- through the merits of our Saviour tions.

eth with thee and the Holy Ghost,

now and for ever. Amen. our hearts.

Mercifully forgive the sins of thy The Epistle. 1 Tim. iïi. 8. people.

Favourably with mercy hear our be grave, not double tongued, prayers.

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