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souls and bodies, to be a reasonable, holy, and living sacrifice unto thes: humbly beseeching thee, that we, and all others who shall be partakers of this Holy Communion, may worthily receive the most precious Body and Blood of thy Son Jesus Christ, be filled with thy grace and heavenly benediction, and made one body with him, that he may dwell in them, and they in him. And although we are unworthy, through our manifold sins, to offer unto thee any sacrifice ; yet we beseech thee to accept this our bounden duty and service, not weighing our merits, but pardoning our offences: th gli Jesus Christ our Lord; by whom, and with whom, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, all honour and glory be unto thee, O Father Almighty, world without end. Amen. 5 Here shall be sung a Hymn, or part of a Hymn, from the Selection for the Feasts
and Fasts, &c. 1 Then shall the Bishop first receive the Communion in both kinds himself, and proceed to deliver the same to the Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, in like manuer, and after that, to the people also in order, into their bands, all devoutly kneeling:
And when he deliverethi ihe bread, he shall say, THE Body of our Lord Jesus Christ, which was given for theę, preserve
thy body and soul unto everlasting life: take and eat this in remembrance that Christ died for thee, and feed on him in thy heart by faith, with thanksgiving. And the Bishop, delivering the cup, shall say,
, thy body and soul unto everlasting life : drink this in remembrance that Christ's blood was shed for thee, and be thankful. 1 If the consecrated bread and wine be spent before all have communicated, the
Bishop is to consecrate more according io the Ferm before prescribed : beginning al-Ait glory de to thee, Almighty God-and ending with these words-Partakers of his
most blessed Body and Blood. ? When all have communicated, the Bishop shall return to the Lord's Table, and
reverently place upon it what remaineth of the consecrated elements, covering the same with a fair linen cloth. Then shall the Bishop say the Lord's Prayer, the people repeating after him
every Petition. OUR Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name : Thy kingdom
come; Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven ; Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive ihose who trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil: For thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, for ever and ever Amen.
1 After which shall be said as followeth : ALMIGHTY and everliving God, we most heartily thank thee, for that thou
, with the spiritual food of the most precious Body and Blood of thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ ; and dost assure us thereby of thy favour and goodness towards us; and tha we are very members incorporate in the mystical body of thy Son, which is the blessed company of all faithful people ; and are also heirs through hope of thy everlasting kingdom, by the merits of the most precious death and passion of thy dear Son. And we most humbly bescech thee, O heavenly Father, so to assist us with thy grace that we may continue in that holy fellowship, and do all such good works as thou hast prepared for us to walk in, through Jesus Christ our Lord; to whom with thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen. Then shall be said or sung, all standing, Gloria in Excelsis, or some proper Hyma
from the Selection. GLORY bę to God on high, and on earth peace, good-will towards men.
We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to thee for thy great glory, O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty:
O Lord, the only begotten Son, Jesus Christ; O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon
Thou that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the sins of the world, receive our prayer. Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father, have mercy upon us.
For thou only art holy; thou only art the Lord; thou only, 0 Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen.
Then the Bishop shall let them Jepart with this blessing. THE peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep your hearts and
minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord : And the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst you, and remain with you always. Amen. 5 any of the consecraled Bread an Wine reinain after the Communion, it shall
not be carried out of the Church, but the Bishop and other Communicants shall, inamediately after the Blessing, reverently eat and drink the same.
Here endeth the Order for the Administration of the Holy Communion.
THE FORM OF CONSECRATION OF A CHURCH OR CHAPEL; According to the order of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, me
established by the Bishope, the Clergy, and Laity of said Church, in General Convention, in the month of June, A. D. 1799.
I The Bishop is to be received at the entrance of the Church, or Chapel, by the
Church-wardens and Vestry-men, or some other persons appointed for that pur. pose. The Bishop and the Clergy who are present, shall go up the aisle of the Church or Chapel, to the Communion Table, repeating the 24th Psalm alter nalely, the Bishop one verse, and the Clergy another.
Psalm xxiv. THE earth is the Lord's
and all that therein is : the compass of the world, 2 For he hath founded it upon the seas, and prepared it upon the floods.
3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord, or who shall rise up in his holy place?
4 Even he that hath clean hands and a pure heart ; and that hath not lift up his mind unto vanity, nor sworn to deceive his neighbour.
5 He shall receive the blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation. 6 This is the generation of them that seek him; even of them that seek
face, O Jacob. "Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors and the King of glory shall come in.
8 Who is the King of glory? It is the Lord strong and mighty, even the Lord mighty in battle.
9 Lift up your heads, 0 ye gates, and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors, and the King of glory shall come in. 10 Who is the King of glory? Even the Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. The Bishop shall go within the rails, with such of the Clergy as can be there accommodated. The Bishop, sitting in his chair, shall have the instruments of donation and endowment, if there be any presented to him, and then standing up,
and turning to the Congregation, shall say, DEARLY beloved in the Lord; forasmuch as devout and holy men, as
well under the Law as under the Gospel, moved either by the express command of God, or by the secret inspiration of the blessed Spirit, and acting agreeably to their own reason and sense of the natural decency of things, have erected houses for the public worship of God, and separated them from all unhallowed, worldly, and common uses, in order to fill men's minds with greater reverence for his glorious majesty, and affect their hearts with more devotion and humility in his service; which pious works have been approved of and graciously accepted by our heavenly Father: Let us not doubt but that he will also favourably approve our godly purpose of setting apart this place in solemn manner, for the performance of the several offices of religious worship, and let us faithfully and devoutly beg his blessing on this our undertaking.
1 Then the Bishop, kneeling, shall say the following Prayer: O ETERNAL God, mighty in power, and of majesty incomprehensible
whom the heaven of heavens cannot contain, much less the walls of temples made with hands; and who yet hast been graciously pleased to
promise thy especial presence, wherever two or three of thy faithful ger. vants shall assemble in thy name,to offer up their praises and supplications unto thee; vouchsafe, O Lord, to be present with us, who are here gathered together with all humility and readiness of heart, lo consecrate this place to the honour of hy great Name; separating it henceforth from all unhallowed, ordinary, and common uses; and dedicating it to thy service, for reading thy holy word, for celebrating thy holy sacraments, for offering to thy glorious majesty the sacrifices of prayer and thanksgiving, for blessing thy people in thy name, and for the performance of all other holy offices : accept, O Lord, this service at our hands, and bless it with such success as may tend most to thy glory, and the furtherance of our happiness both tem. poral and spiritual, through Jesus Christ our blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen. 1 After this the Bishop shall stand np, and turning his face towards the congrega.
tion, shall say, REGARD, O Lord, the supplications of thy servants, and grant that who
soever shall be dedicated to thee in this house by Baptism, may be sanc, tified by the Holy Ghost, delivered from thy wrath and eternal death, and received as a living member of Christ's Church, and may ever remain in the number of thy faithful children. Amen.
Grant, O Lord, that they who at this place shall in their own persons renew the promises and vows which they made, or which were made for them by their sureties at their Baptism, and thereupon shall be confirmed by the bishop, may receive such a measure of thy Holy Spirit, that they may be ena. bled faithfully to fulfil the same, and grow in grace unto their lives' end. Amen.
Grant, O Lord, that whosoever shall ceive in this place the blessed sacrament of the body and blood of Christ, may come to that holy ordinance with faith, charity, and true repentance; and being filled with thy grace and heavenly benediction, may, to their great and endless comfort, obtain remis. sion of their sins, and all other benefits of his passion. Amen.
Grant, O Lord, that by thy holy word which shall be read and preached in this place, and by thy Holy Spirit gratting it inwardly in the heart, the hear ers thereof may both perceive and know what things they ought to do, and may have power and strength to fwfil the same. Amen.
Grant, O Lord, that whosoever shall be joined together in this place in the holy estate of matrimony, may faithfully perform and keep the vow and cove nant between them made, and may remain in perfect love together unto their lives' end. Amen.
Grant, we beseech thee, blessed Lord, that whosoever shall draw near to thee in this place, to give thee thanks for the benefits which they have received at thy hands, to set forth thy most worthy praise, to confess their sins unto thee, and to ask such things as are requisite and necessary, as well for the body as for the soul, may do it with such steadiness of faith, and with such seriousness, affection, and devotion of mind, that thou mayest accept their bounden duty and service, and vouchsafe to give whatever in thy infinite wisdom thou shalt see to be most expedient for them: all which wo beg for Jesus Christ's sake, our most blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen. T Then the Bishop sitting in his chair, the sentence of Consecration is to be read
by some person appointed by him, and then laid by him upon the Communion
table; after which the Bishop shall say, BLESSED be thy name, O Lord, that it hath pleased thee to put it into
the hearts of thy servants, to appropriate and devote this house to thy honour and worship; and grant that all who shall enjoy the benefit of this pious work, may show forth their thankfulness, by making a right use of it, to the glory of thy blessed name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
1 After this the Minister appointed is to read the service for the day. PROPER PSALMS.--Psalm lxxxiv. Psalm cxxii. Psalm cxxxii. PROPER LESSONS.-First. 1 Kings, chap. viji. verse 22 to verse 63.
Second. Heb. chap. x. verse 19 to verse 26. Morning Prayer being ended, there shall be sung from the Book of Psalms in
metre, Ps. xxvi. vers. 6, 7, 8, with the Gloria Patri. I The Bishop shall then proceed to the Communion Service. The following shall
be the Collect, Epistle, and Gospel, for the occasion.
The Collect. O MOST glorious Lord, we acknowledge that we are not worthy to offer
unto thee any thing belonging unto us; yet we beseech thee in thy great goodness, graciously to accept the dedication of this place to thy service, and to prosper this our undertaking, receive the prayers and intercessions of all those thy servants, who shall call upon thee in this house; and give them grace to prepare their hearts to serve thee with reverence and godly fear; affect them with an awful apprehension of thy divine Majesty, and a deep sense of their own unworthiness; thạt so approaching thy sanctuary with lowliness and devotion, and coming before thee with clean thoughts and pure hearts, with bodies undefiled, and minds sanctified, they may always perform a service acceptable to thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. 2 Cor. vi. verse 14 to verse 17. BE ve not unequally yoked together with unbelievers; for what fellowship
hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols ? For ye are the temple of the living God: as God bath said, I will dwell in them and walk in them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
The Gospel. St. John ii. verse 13. AND the Jews' Passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem,
and found in the temple those that sold oxen, and sheep, and doves, and the changers of money sitting: and when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen, and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables, and said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise. And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.
1 Then shall be said or sung the 100th Psalm.
1 Here shall follow the Sermon. The Sermon being ended, the Bishop shall proceed in the Service for the Com
munion, if it is to be administered at that time. 1 After the Communion, or, if it is not administered at that time, after the Sermon,
and immediately before the final Blessing, the Bishop shall say the following Prayer. BLESSED be thy name, O Lord God, for it hath pleased thee to have thy
habitation among the sons of men, and to dwell in the midst of the assembly of the saints upon earth ; bless, we beseech thee, the religious performance of this day, and grant that in this place now set apart to thy service. thy holy Name may be worshipped in truth and purity through all generations, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. THE peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep your hearts and
minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord; and the blessing of' God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the the Holy Ghost, be amongst you, and remain with you always. Amen.
AN OFFICE OF INSTITUTION OF MINISTERS
INTO PARISHES OR CHURCHES, Prescribed by the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America; established in
General Convention of the Bishopu, the Clergy, and Laity, 1804 ; aud set forth, with alterations, in General Convention, 1808. The Bishop having received the notice of the election of a Minister into a Parish or Church, as prescribed by the Canon, "concerning the Election and Institution of Ministers," and being satisfied that the person chosen is a qualified minister of this Church," muy transmit the following Letter of Institution, for the proposed Rector, Associated Rector, or Assistant Min.
ister, to one of his presbyters, whom he may appoint as the Institutor. 1 In any State or Diocese the concluding paragraph in the Letter of Institution may be omitted
where it interferes with the usages, laws, or charters of the Church in the same.
To our well-beloved in Christ, A. B. Presbyter, Greeting.
WE do by these Presents give and grant unto you, in whose learning, diligence, Sigillum. sound doctrine, and prudence, we do fully confide, our license and authority, to
perform the office of a Priest in the parish (or church of E. And also hereby do in
stitute you into said parish (or church,) possessed of full power to perform every act Signal. of sacerdotal function among the people of the same, you continuing in communion
with us, and complying with the rubrics and canons Church, and with such lawful directions as you shall at any time receive from us.
And as a canonically instituted Priest into the ofice of Rector (Associated Rector or Assistant Minister, as the case may br) of Parish (or church,) you are faithfully to feed that portion of the dock of Christ which is now entrusted to you; not as a man-pleaser, but as coutinually bearing in mind that you are accountable to us here, and to the Chief Bishop and Sovereign Judge of all hereafter.
And as the Lord hath ordained, that they who serve at the altar should live of the things Delonging to the altar; so we authorize you to claim and enjoy all the accustomed temporalities appertaining to your care, until some urgent reason or reasons occasion a wish in you, or in the congregation committed to your charge, to bring about a separation, and dissolution of all sacerdotal relation between you and them; of all which you will give us due notice: and in case of any difference between you and your congregation, as to a separation and dissolution of all sacerdotal connexion between you and thein, we, your Bishop, with the advice of our presbyters, are to be the ultimate arbiter and judge.
In witness whereof, we have hereunto a fixed our Episcopal seal and signature, at this day of A. D.
and in the year of our consecration. In the case of a Minister to be instituted in a state or Diocese in which there is no Bishop, the clerical members of the Standing Committee shall send the following Letter of Institution, for the proposed Minister, to the presbyter whom they may appoint as Institutor.
To our well-beloved in Christ, A. B. Presbyter, Greeting.
We do by these Presents authorize and empower you to comercise the office of: Sigillum. Priest in the parish (or church) of E. And by virtue of the power vested in us,
do institute you into said parish (or church,) possessed of full power to perform every act of sacerdotal function among the people of the same; you complying with the rubrics and canone of the Church.
And as a canonically instituted Priest into the office of Rector (Associated Rector or Assistant Minister, as the case may be u Parish (of church.) you are to feed that portion of the flock of Christ which is now entrusted to you ; not as a man-pleaser, but as continually bearing in mind that you are accountable to the ecclesiastical authority of the Church here, and to the Chief Bishop and Sovereign Judge of all hereafter.
And as the Lord hath ordained, that they who serve at the altar should live of the things belonging to the altar; so you have our authority to claim and enjoy all the accustomed tem. poralities appertaining to your cure, until some urgent reason or reasons occasion a wish ia you, or in the congregation committed to your charge, to bring about a separation, and diss). lution of all sacerdotal connexion between you and them; of all which you will give us due notice: and in case of any difference between you and your congregation, as a separation, and dissolution of all sacerdotal connexion between you and them, the ecclesiastical authority of the Church in this diocese (taking the advice and aid of a Bishop) shall be the ultimate arbiter and judge.
In witness whereof, we have hereunto set our hands and seals, this day of in the year 1 The day being appointed for the new incumbent's Institution, at the usual hour of Morning
Prayer, the Institutor, attended by the new incumbent, and one or more presbyters appointed by the Bishop (or, where there is no bishop, by the clerical members of the Standing Committee) for that purpose, shall enter the church. Then, all the clergy present standing without the rails of the altar, except the officiating Priest, who shall go inte the desk ; tha Wardens, (or, in case of their necessary absence, two members of the Vestry) standing on the right and left of the altar, without the rails: the senior Warden, (or the member of the Vese try supplying his place) holding the keys of the church iu his hand, in open view, the officiating Priest shall read Morning Prayer.
PROPER PSALMS.-Psalm cxxi. Psalm cxxxii. Psalm cxxxiii. PROPER LESSONS.-First. Ezek. chap. xxxi. verse i to verse 10.
Second. St. John. chap. x. verse 1 to verse 19. 1 Morning Prayer ended, the Priest who acts as the Institutor, standing within the rails of the
Altar, shall say,
instituting the Rev. A. B. into this parish, (or church,) as Priest and Rector lor Associated Rector, or Assistant Minister) of the same ; and we are possessed of your vote that he has been so elected;as also of the prescribed Letter of Institution. But if any of you can show just cause why he may not be Instituted, we proceed no further, because we would not that an unworthy person should minister among you. If any objection be offered, the Priest who arts as the Institutor shall judge whether it afford
just cause to suspend the service, No objection being offered, or the Priest who acts as the Institutor choosing to go on with the
service, he shall next read the Letter of Institution. And then shall the senior Warden, (or the member of the Vestry supplying his place) present
the keys the Church to the new incumbent, saying, IN name and behalf
of parish (or church) 1 do receive and acknowledge you, the Rev. A. B. as Priest and Rector (or Associated Rector, or Assistant Minister) of the same, and in token thereof give into your hands the keys of this Church.
1 Then the new Incumbent shall say, 1, 4. B., receive these keys of the house of God at your hands, as the
ial recognition, and promise to be a faithful shepherd over you, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.