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Let us pray.
now committed unto thee by the A MIG Fathy God, and hea Jimposition of our bands. Whose venly , whó,
thou dost forgive, they are infinite love and goodness towards
forgiven; and whose sins thou us, hast given to us thy only and dost retain, they are retained. most dearly beloved Son Jesus
And be thou a faithful Dispenser Christ, to be our Redeemer, and
of the Word of God, and of his the Author of everlasting life; holy Sacraments; In the Name who, after he had made perfect of the Father, and of the Son, and our redemption by his death, of the Holy Ghost. Amen. and was ascended into heaven, sent abroad into the world his
Then the Bishop shall deliver to Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists,
every one of them kneeling, the Doctors, and Pastors; by whose
Bible into his hand, saying, labour and ministry he gathered together a great flock in all the TAKE thou Authority to
preach the Word of God, parts of the world, to set forth and to minister the holy Sacrathe eternal praise of thy holy ments in the Congregation, where Name: For these so great bene- thou shalt be lawfully appointed fits of thy eternal goodness, and thereunto. for that thou hast vouchsafed to call these thy servants here pre- When this is done, the Nicene sent to the same Office and Min- Creed shall be sung or said ; and istry appointed for the salvation the Bishop shall after that go on of mankind, we render unto thee in the Service of the Commumost hearty thanks, we praise nion, which all they that receive and worship thee; and we hum
Orders shall take together, and bly beseech thee, by the same
remain in the same place where thy blessed Son, to grant unto
Hands were laid upon then, until
such time as they have received all, which either here or else
the Communion. where call upon thy holy Name, that we may continue to shew
I The Communion being done, after ourselves thankful unto thee for the last Collect, and immediately these and all other thy benefits; before the Benediction, shall be and that we may daily increase said these Collects. and go forwards in the knowledge and faith of thee and thy MOST merciful Father, we
beseech thee to send upon Son, by the Holy Spirit. So that as well by these thy Ministers,
these thy servants thy heavenly as by them over whom they shall
blessing; that they may be clothbe appointed thy Ministers, thy
ed with righteousness, and that holy Name may be for ever glo
thy Word spoken by their mouths rified, and thy blessed kingdom
may have such success, that it enlarged; through the same thy may never be spoken in vain, Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who
Grant also, that we may have liveth and reigneth with thee in
grace to hear and receive what the unity of the same Holy Spirit, they shall deliver out of thy world without end. Amen.
most holy Word, or agreeable to
the same, as the means of our 5
this Prayer is done, the salvation; that in all our words Bishop with the Priests present and deeds we may seek thy glory, shall lay their hands severally and the increase of thy kingdom; upon the head of every one that through Jesus Christ our Lord. receiveth the Order of Priesthood;
Amen. the Receivers humbly kneeling upon their knees, and the Bishop saying,
all our doings, with thy most
gracious favour, and further us for the Office and Work of with thy continual help; that in a Priest in the Church of God, all our works begun, continued,
and ended in thee, we may glo- | keep your hearts and minds in rify thy holy Name, and finally the knowledge and love of God, by thy mercy obtain everlasting and of his Son Jesus Christ our life; through Jesus Christ our Lord: And the_blessing of God Lord. Amen.
Almighty, the Father, the Son,
and the Holy Ghost, be amongst
you, and remain with you always.
1 And if on the same day the Order of Deacons be given to some, and the
Order of Priesthood to others; the Deacons shall be first presented, and then the Priests ; and it shall suffice that the Litany be once said for both. The Collects shall both be used ; first, that for Deacons, then that for Priests. The Epistle all be Ephes. iv. 7-13, as before in this Office. Immediately after which, they that are to be made Dea.. cons shall take the Oath of Supremacy, be examined, and Ordained, as is above prescribed. Then one of them having read the Gospel (which shall be either out of St. Matth. ix. 36–38, as before in this Office; or else St. Luke xii. 35-38, as before in the Form for the Or. dering of Deacons, they that are to be made Priests shall likewise take the Oath of Supremacy, be examined, and Ordained, as is in this Office before appointed.
ORDAINING OR CONSECRATING
ARCHBISHOP OR BISHOP;
WHICH IS ALWAYS TO BE PERFORMED UPON SOME SUNDAY
I When all things are duly pre
Or this. pared in the Church, and set in
For the Epistle. Acts xx. 17. order, after Morning Prayer is ended Bike Archbishop for some FROM Miletus Paul sent to
Bishop appointed) shall be- Ephesusthe gin the Communion Service; in of the Church. And when they which this shall be
were come to him, he said unto The Collect.
them, Ye know, from the first day that I came into Asia, after what
manner I have been with you at Son Jesus Christ didst give to thy holy Apostles many excel
all seasons, serving the Lord with lent gifts, and didst charge them
all humility of mind, and with to feed thy flock; Give grace, we
many tears and temptations which beseech thee, to all Bishops, the
befel me by the lying in wait of
the Jews : And how I kept back Pastors of thy Church, that they
nothing that was profitable unto may diligently preach thy Word, and duly administer the godly have taught you publickly, and
you, but have shewed you, and Discipline thereof; and grant to from house to house, testifying the people, that they may obedi
both to the Jews, and also to the ently follow the same; that all
Greeks, repentance toward God, may receive the crown of everlast
and faith toward our Lord Jesus ing glory; through Jesus Christ
Christ. And now behold, I go our Lord. Amen.
bound in the spirit unto Jerusaf And another Bishop shall read lem, not knowing the things that the Epistle.
shall befal me there; save that the 1 Tim. iii. 1.
Holy Ghost witnesseth in every THIS HIS is a true saying, If a city, saying, That bonds and af
man desire the Office of a flictions abide me. But none of Bishop, he desireth a good work. these things move me, neither A Bishop then must be blame- count I my life dear unto myself, less, the husband of one wife, so that I might finish my course vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, with joy, and the ministry which given to hospitality, apt to teach I have received of the Lord Jesus, not given to wine, no striker, not to testify the Gospel of the grace greedy of filthy lucre, but patient, of God. And now behold, I know not a brawler, not covetous; one that ye all, among whom I have that ruleth well his own house, gone preaching the kingdom of having his children in subjection God, shall see my face no more. with all gravity ; (For if a man Wherefore I take you to record know not how to rule his own this day, that I am pure from the house, how shall he take care of blood of all men. For I have not the Church of God?) Not a novice, shunned to declare unto you all lest being lifted up with pride he the counsel of God. Take heed fall into the condemnation of the therefore unto yourselves, and to devil. Moreover, he must have all the flock over the which the a good report of them which are Holy Ghost hath made you Overwithout; lest he fall into reproach, seers, to feed the Church of God, and the snare of the devil.
which he hath purchased with his
own blood. For I know this, that said, he shewed unto them his after my departing shall grievous hands and his side. Then were wolves enter in among you, not the disciples glad, when they saw sparing the flock. Also of your the Lord. Then saith Jesus to own selves shall men arise speak- them again, Peace be unto you: ing perverse things, to draw away as my Father hath sent me, even disciples after them. Therefore so send I you. And when he watch, and remember, that by the had said this, he breathed on
space of three years, I ceased not them, and saith unto them, Re1 to warn every one night and day ceive ye the holy Ghost. Whosewith tears. And now, brethren, soever sins ye remit, they are I commend you to God, and to remitted unto them; and whosethe word of his grace, which is soever sins ye retain, they are able to build you up, and to give retained. you an inheritance among all Or this. St. Matt. xxviii. 18. them which are sanctified. I have or apparel;, yea, ye yourselves given unto me in heaven
and in coveted no man's silver, or gold, JESUS came and spake unto
them, saying, All power is know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and
earth. Go ye therefore and teach to them that were with me. I have
all nations, baptizing them. In shewed you all things, how that
the Name of the Father, and of so labouring ye ought to support
the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; the weak; and to remember the
teaching them to observe all things
whatsoever I have commanded words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give
you: and lo, I am with you alway,
even unto the end of the world. than to receive. Then another Bishop shall read
1 After the Gospel, and the Nicene the Gospel.
Creed, and the Sermon are ended,
the Elected Bishop (vested with St. John xxi. 15.
his Rochet) shall be presented by JESUS saith to Simon Peter, two Bishops unto the Archbishop
Simon, son of Jonas, lovest of that province (or to some other thou me more than these? He Bishop appointed by lawful comsaith unto him, Yea, Lord, thou
mission) the Archbishop sitting knowest that I love thee. He
in his chair near the holy Table, saith unto him, Feed my lambs.
and the Bishops that present him He saith to him again the second
saying, time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest MOST Reverend Father in God, thou Yea, Lord, thou knowest that i godly and well-learned man to be love thee. He saith unto him,
Ordained and Consecrated Bishop. Feed my sheep. He saith unto Then shall the Archbishop demand him the third time, Simon, son the Queen's Mandate for the Conof Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter secration, and cause it to be read.
And the Oath touching the acwas grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou
knowledgement of the Queen's me? And he said unto him, Lord,
Supremacy, shall be ministered
to the persons elected, as it is set thou knowest_all things; thou
down before in the Form for the knowest that I love thee. Jesus
Ordering of Deacons. And then saith unto him, Feed my sheep. shall also be ministered unto them Or else this. St. John xx. 19.
the Oath of due Obedience to the TH THE same day at evening,
Archbishop, as followeth, being the first day of the The Oath of due Obedience to the week, when the doors were shut
Archbishop. Where the disciples were assem. In the chosen ”Bishop of the
Name of God. bled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus, and stood in the midst, Church and See of N. do profess and saith unto them, Peace bé and promise all due reverence unto you. And when he had so and obedience to the Archbishop
and to the Metropolitical Church fice, to the glory of thy Name, of N. and to their Successors: and the edifying and well-governSo help me God, through Jesus ing of thy Church ; through the Christ.
merits of our Saviour Jesus Christ, This Oath shall not be made at the
who liveth and reigneth with thee Consecration of an Archbishop.
and the Holy Ghost, world with
out end. Amen. Then the Archbishop shall move the Congregation present to pray,
I Then the Archbishop, sitting in saying thus to them:
his chair, shall say to him that is
to be Consecrated, BRETHREN, it is written in
the Gospel of Saint Luke; BROTHER:, forasmuch as the That
holy Scripture and the nued the whole night in prayer,
Canons command, that we should before he did choose and send not be hasty in laying on hands, forth his twelve Apostles. It is
and admitting any person to Gowritten also in the Acts of the
vernment in the Church of Christ, Apostles, That the Disciples who
which he hath purchased with no were at Antioch did fast and pray,
less price than the effusion of his before they laid hands on Paul and own blood; before I admit you to Barnabas, and sent them forth. this Administration, I will exaLet us therefore, following the ex
mine you in certain Articles, to ample of our Saviour Christ, and
the end that the Congregation prehis Apostles, first fall to prayer,
sent may have a trial, and bear before we admit, and send forth witness, how you be minded to this person presented unto us, to
behave yourself in the Church of the work whereunto we trust the
God. Holy Ghost hath called him.
RE you persuaded that you And then shall be said the Litany,
be truly called to this Minisas before in the Form of Order.
tration, according to the will of ing Deacons, save only, that after
our Lord Jesus Christ, and the this ace That it ma please thee
order of this Realm ? to illuminate all Bishops, &c. the
Answer. I am so persuaded. proper Suffrage there following
The Archbishop. shall be omitted, and this inserted instead of it;
RE you persuaded that the
holy Scriptures contain suf
ficiently all doctrine required of bless this our Brother elect
necessity for eternal salvation ed, and to send thy grace upon through faith in Jesus Christ ? him, that he may duly execute And are you determined out of the Office whereunto he is called, the same holy Scriptures to into the edifying of thy Church, and
struct the people committed to to the honour, praise and glory your charge; and to teach or of thy Name;
maintain nothing as required of Answer. We beseech thee to hear necessity to eternal salvation, but ús, good Lord.
that which you shall be persuaded Then shall be said this Prayer may be concluded and proved by following:
the same? AL LMIGHTY God, giver of
Answer. I am so persuaded, and all good things, who by thy
determined, by God's grace. Holy Spirit hast appointed di
The Archbishop: vers Orders of Ministers in the WILL you otheenfant hfullya
this ercise yourself in the same thy servant now called to the holy Scriptures, and call upon God Work and Ministry of a Bishop; by prayer, for the true understandand replenish him so with the ing of the same; so as you may truth of thy doctrine, and adorn be able by them to teach and him with innocency of life, that, exhort with wholesome Doctrine, both by word and deed, he may and to withstand and convince the faithfully serve thee in this of gainsayers ?