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Nose, that this [hall always be one of the sentences as the Offertory.
Gift hath grace in the sight of every man living, and for the dead detain it not. Ecclus. 7. 3 3.
After the Priejl and People have said the Lord's prayer in the Communion service, they jhall go with the Corps to the grave, proceeding according to the form before appointed for the Burial of the Head.
After the Burial service is over, the Priest and
People Jhall return into the Church, and receive
the Eucharijl, the Priejl beginning in the Communion
service where he left off, and proceeding according to
the form before directed in the Holy Liturgy.
Form and Manner
Making, Ordaining, and Consecrating
Bishops, Triefls, 'Deacons, and Deaconesses.
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The F O R M of
Ordaining or Consecrating an Archbishop or a Bishop.
When any See is vacant, the Clergy and the Faithful of the Diocese Jhall eleSl a proper person out of the Presbyters of that Diocese to be their BiJhop; notice of which election shall be given to the Archbishop or Metropolitan, (or to the Senior BiJhop of the Province, when the Metropolitical See is vacant,) who shall consult with the BiJhops of the Province; and if the majority of them agree to and approve of the election, after the person eleSled hath been examined by the two BiJhops, who are to present him at the Consecration, and by the Metropolitan or Senior
Bijhop, he JJjall give notice of the day os Consecration (which soall always be a Lord"s day) both to the Bijhops of the Province, and to the Clergy and the Fait Iful of the Diocese.
On all Wednesdays and Fridays between the time of notice given and the day of consecration, the following prayer Jhall be used in the 'Penitential Office after the Prayer, for all forts and conditions, of men.
ALmighty God our heavenly Father, who hast purchased to thy self an universal church by the precious blood of thy dear Son; mercifully look upon the same, and at this time so guide and,govern the minds of thy servants our Bishops, that- they may not lay on hands suddenly, but may faithfully and wifely ordain a fit person to the sacred ministry of the Episcopal Office. And to him who shall be ordained to that holy function, give thy grace and heavenly benediction, that both by his life and doc-trine he may set forth thy glory, and set forward the salvation of all men, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. .. -.-
Note, that a Bifiop is not to be consecrated, till he is Forty years of age, unless upon a particular occasion, of which the Metropolitan and Bijhops of the Province are to be judges, the majority of whom Jhall be the determiners.
When the day appointed by the Metropolitan or Senior Bijhop is come, he and as many of the Provincial BiJhops as conveniently can, Jhall repair to the Cathedral Church of the vacant See. But if the Metropolitan or any of the Provincial Bijhops are
bindred from attendance by some very urgent occasion, they Jhall fend their consent in writing; for there Jhall be no Consecration, unless the majority of the BiJhops of the Province are either present, or have sent their consent; nor Jhall there be any consecration, unless three Bi/hops be prej-ent, except in the cafe of persecution, or J-ome such other very necessary occasion.
Note, that the Metropolitan is always to be the Confecrator, if he be present; and if he be absent, the Senior BiJhop present is so be the Confecrator.
After the Creed in the Morning Prayer there shall be a sermon or exhortation, declaring the duty and office of Bishops, how necessary that Order is in the Church of Christ, and also how the Clergy and People ought to ejleem them in their office.
When all things are duly prepared in the Church, and Jet in order; at the time appointed for celebrating the Holy Eucharist, the Consecrator Jhall begin the Communion Service, in which this Jhall be
A Lmighty God, who by thy Son Jesus Christ didst bestow on thy holy apostles many excellent gifts, and didst charge them to feed thy flock; give grace, we beseech thee, to all Bishops, the Pastors of thy Church, that they may diligently preach thy word, and duly administer the godly discipline thereof; and grant to the people, that they may obediently follow the same, that all may receive the crown of everlasting glory, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Then another Bishop Jhall read
<fhe Epiftle. i Tim. 3. 1.
TH I S is a true faying, If a man desire the office of a Bishop, he desireth a good work. A Bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach, not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre, but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; one that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (for if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God ?) not a Novice, lest being lifted up with pride, he fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover he must have a good report of them who are Without, lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
Then another Bijhop Jhall read
The Gospel. S.John 21. 15.
JEsus faith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas^ lovest thou me more than these? He faith unto him, Yea, Lord, thou knowest that I love thee. He faith unto him, Feed my lambs. He faith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He faith unto him, Yea, Lord, thou knowest that I love thee. He faith unto him, Feed my sheep. He faith unto- him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? 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 faith unto him, Feed my sheep.