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THN fear of the Jews, came Jesus and B the Gospel of St. Luke, That
thou knowest that I love thee. dained and consecrated Bishop.
mise of Conformity to the Doctrine, Discipline, me? Peter was grieved because
and Worship of the Protestant Episcopal Church.
I Lovest thou me? And he said un- I N. chosen Bishop of the Proto him, Lord, thou knowest all testant Episcopal Church in N. things : thou knowest that I love do promise conformity and obedi. thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed ence to the doctrine, discipline, and my sheep.
worship of the Protestant Episcopal Or this : St. John xx. 19. Church in the United States of HE same day at evening, be- America: So help me God, through
ing the first day of the week, Jesus Christ. when the doors were shut where 1 Then the Presiding Bishop shall move the Copthe disciples were assembled for gregation present to pray, saying thus to them : stood in the midst, and saith unto
the them, Peace be unto you. And our Saviour Christ continued the when he had so said, he showed whole night in prayer, before he unto them his hands and his side. chose and sent 'forth 'his twelve Then were the disciples glad, Apostles. It is written also, That when they saw the Lord. Then the holy Apostles prayed, before saith Jesus to them again, Peace they ordained Matthias to be of be unto you: As my Father hath the number of the twelve. Let sent me, even so send I you. And us, therefore, following the examwhen he had said this, he breath-ple of our Saviour Christ, and his ed on them, and saith unto them. Apostles, offer up our prayers to Receive yethe Holy Ghost; Whose Almighty God, before we admit soever sins ye remit, they are re- and send forth this person presentmitted unto them; and whose ed unto us, to the work whereunsoever sins ye retain, they are re- to we trust the Holy Ghost hath tained.
1 And then shall be said the Litany; save only, Or this : St. Matt. xxviii. 18.
that after this place, That it may please thee to
illuminate all Bishops, &c. the proper Suffrage them, All
NHAT Go ye therefore and teach all na- and to send thy grace upon him,
bless this our brother elected, tions, baptizing them in the name that he may duly execute the ofof the Father, and of the Son, and fice whereunto he is called, to the of the Holy Ghost; teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I edifying of thy Church, and to the have commanded you : and lo, i honour, praise, and glory of thy am with you alway, even unto the
Answer. We beseech thee to hear end of the world. T After the Gospel and the Sermon are ended, the us, good Lord. elected Bishop, vested with his Rochet, shall be
I Then shall be said this Prayer following. presented by two Bishops of this Church unto the 'LMIGHTY God, giver of Presiding Bishop, or to the Bishop appointed, sitting in his Chair near the holy Table; the
all good things, who by thy Bishops who present him saying,
Holy Spirit hast appointed divers R
EVEREND Father in God, orders of Ministers in thy Church ;
we present unto you this god- mercifully behold this thy servant ly and well-learned man to be or- now called to the work and minis
, and power is giv PHÁT it may please thee to en unto me in heaven and in earth
try of a Bishop; and so replenish The Presiding Bishop:
ercise yourself in the holy life, that both by word and deed Scriptures, and call upon God by he may faithfully serve thee in this prayer for the true understanding office, to the glory of thy name, of the same; so that you may be and the edifying and well-govern- able by them to teach and exhort ing of thy Church, through the with wholesome doctrine, and to merits of our Saviour Jesus Christ, withstand and convince the gainwho liveth and reigneth with thee sayers ? and the Holy Ghost, world with Answer. I will so do, by the out end. Amen.
help of God. 9 Then the Presiding Bishop, sitting in his Chair,
The Presiding Bishop. shall say to him that is to be consecrated, ROTHER, forasmuch as the A Re you ready, with all faith
holy Scripture and the an- drive away from the Church all cient canons command that we erroneous and strange doctrine should not be hasty in laying on contrary to God's word; and both hands, and admitting any person privately and openly to call to government in the Church of and encourage others to the same? Christ, which he hath purchased Answer. I am ready, the Lord with no less price than the effu- being my helper. sion of his own blood; before we The Presiding Bishop. admit you to this administration, we will examine you in certain
VILL you deny all ungodliarticles, to the end that the con- live soberly, righteously, and godly
ness and worldly lusts, and gregation present may have a trial, and bear witness, how you are
in this present world; that you minded to behave yourself in the way show yourself in all things Church of God.
an example of good works unto
others, that the adversary may be RE you persuaded, that
are truly called to this minis. ashamed, having nothing to say tration, according to the will of our
Answer. I will so do, the Lord Lord Jesus Christ, and the order of this Church?
being my helper. Answer. I am so persuaded.
The Presiding Bishop.
TILL you maintain and set The Presiding Bishop.
forward, as much as shall A RE you persuaded, that the lie in you, quietness, love, and holy Scriptures contain all peace among
and dilidoctrine required as necessary for gently exercise such discipline, as eternal salvation through faith in by the authority of God's word, Jesus Christ? And are you deter- and by the order of this Church, is mined, out of the same holy Scrip- committed to you? tures, to instruct the people com
Answer. I will so do, by the mitted to your charge, and to teach help of God. or maintain nothing, as necessary The Presiding Bishop. but
be faithful in oryou may be daining, sending, or concluded and proved by the same ? hands upon others ? Answer. I am so persuaded, Answer. I will so be, by the Hetermined by God's grace. help of God.
in certain W
The Presiding Bishop:
JO Holy Ghost, into our minds
Send down thy heavenly light;
tle, and be merciful for To serve God day and night. Christ's sake to poor and needy For, Lord, thou know'st us frail,
Our weakness strengthen and confirm, people, and to all strangers destitute That neither devil
, world, nor flesh,
Against us may prevail. of help?
Put back our enemies far from us, Answer. I will so show myself, And help us to obtain by God's help.
Peace in our hearts with God and man,
The best, the truest gain;
LMIGHTY God, our hea Our leader and our guide,
the snares of sin, you a good will to do all these Such measures of thy powerful grace things, grant also unto you strength Grant, Lord, to us, we pray;
That thou may'st be our Comforter and power to perform the same; At the last dreadful day. that he accomplishing in you the Of strife and of dissension
Dissolve, O Lord, the bands, good work which he hath begun, you And knit the knots of peace and love may be found perfect and irrepre
Throughout all Christian lands.
Grant us the grace that we may know
May gain the blissful sight;
Ever acknowledge thee, the Presiding Bishop beginning, and the Bishops, The Spirit of Father, and of Son,
One God in Persons three. with others that are present, answering by Verses
To God the Father laud and praise,
And to his blessed Son,
And to the Holy Spirit of Grace,
Co-equal three in One. Who dost thy seven-fold gifts impart:
And pray we, that our only Lord Thy blessed Unction from above,
Would please his Spirit to send
on all that shall profess his name, Is comfort, life, and fire of love. Enable with perpetual light
From hence to the world's end. Amen. The dulness of our blinded sight:
That ended, the Presiding Bishop shall say", Anoint and cheer our soiled face
Lord, hear our prayer; With the abundance of thy grace:
Ans. And let our cry come unto Keep far our foes, give peace at home; Where thou art Guide, no ill can come.
thee. Teach us to know the Father, Son,
Presiding Bishop. Let us pray. And thee, of both to be but one; That through the ages all along,
LMIGHTY God and most This may be our endless song;
merciful Father, who of thine Praise to thy eternal merit, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
infinite goodness hast given thine Or this: NOME, Holy Ghost, eternal God,
only and dearly beloved Son Jesus
Christ, to be our Redeemer, and Both from the Father and the Son,
the Author of everlasting life; who, The God of peace and love; Visit our minds, into our hearts
after that he had made perfect Thy heavenly grace inspire; That truth and godliness we may
our redemption by his death, and Pursue urith full desire.
was ascended into heaven, poured Thou art the very Comforter
down his gifts abundantly upon In grief and all distress; The heavenly gift of God most High;
men, making some Apostles, some No tongue can it express;
Prophets, some Evangelists, some The fountain and the living spring Of joy celestial;
Pastors and Doctors, to the edifyThe fire so bright, the love so sweet,
ing and making perfect his Church; The Unction spiritual. Thou in thy gifts art manifold,
grant, we beseech thee, to this By them Christ's Church doth stand: thy servant such grace, that he In faithful hearts thou writst thy law, Î'he finger of God's hand.
may evermore be ready to spread According to thy promise, Lord,
abroad thy gospel, the glad tidings Thou givest speech with grace;
of reconciliation with thee; and That, through thy help, God's praises may Resound in every place.
use the authority given him, not
to destruction, but to salvation ;bring again the outcast, seek the not to hurt, but to help: so that lost. Be so merciful, that you be as a wise and faithful servant, giv- not too remiss; so minister disciing to thy family their portion in pline, that you forget not mercy; due season, he may at last be re- that when the Chief Shepherd shall ceived into everlasting joy, through appear, you may receive the neverJesus Christ our Lord, who, with fading crown of glory, through Jethee and the Holy Ghost, liveth sus Christ our Lord." Amen. and reigneth, one God, world with-Then the Presiding Bishop shall proceed in the
Communion Service: with whom the new conseout end. Amen.
crated Bishop, with others, shall also communicate. Then the Presiding Bishop and Bishops present, T And for the last Collect, immediately before the shall lay their hands upon the Head of the elect Benediction, shall be said this Prayer: ed Bishop kneeling before them, the Presiding
TOST merciful Father, we Bishop saying,
to " R or the office and work of a blessing and eso endue
him with Bishop in the Church of God, now thy Holy Spirit, that he preaching committed unto thee by the impo- thy word, may not only be earnest sition of our hands: In the name to reprove, beseech, and rebuke of the Father, and of the Son, and with all patience and doctrine; but of the Holy Ghost. Amen. And also may be to such as believe, a remember that thou stir up the wholesome example in word, in grace of God, which is given the conversation, in love, in faith, in by this imposition of our hands : chastity, and in purity; that faithFor God hath not given us the fully fulfilling his course, at the spirit of fear; but of power, and latter day he may receive the crown love, and soberness. Then the Presiding Bishop shall deliver him the Lord, the righteous Judge, who
of righteousness laid up by the Bible, saying, G VIVE heed unto reading, ex- liveth and reigneth one God with
hortation, and doctrine; think the Father and the Holy Ghost, upon the things contained in this world without end. Amen. book; be diligent in them, that T HE peace of God, which passthe increase coming thereby may
, be manifest unto all men; for by your hearts and minds in the so doing thou shalt both save thy- knowledge and love of God, and self and them that hear thee. Be of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord: to the flock of Christ a shepherd, And the blessing of God Almighty, not a wolf; feed them, devour the Father, the Son, and the Holy them not: Hold up the weak, Ghost, be amongst you, and reheal the sick, bind up the broken, main with you always. Amen.
THE LITANY AND SUFFRAGES. O GOD, the Father of heaven;
O God the Son, Redeemer of the mercy upon us mise-world; have mercy upon us miserable sinners.
rable sinners. O God, the Father of heaven;
O God the Holy Ghost, prohave mercy upon us miserable sin- ceeding from the Father and the
Son; have mercy upon us miseO God the Son, Redeemer of rable sinners. the world; have mercy upon uis
O God the Holy Ghost, promiserable sinners.
ceeding from the Father and the