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Consecr. Dost thou unseignedly believe all the Canonical Scriptures of the Old and New Testament? And art thou determined out of the fame Holy Scriptures to instruct the people committed to thy charge?
Answ. I do believe them, and am so determined by God's grace.
Consecr. Wilt thou then faithfully exercise thy self in the same Holy Scriptures, and call upon God by prayer, for the true understanding of the fame; so as that thou mayest be able by them to teach and exhort with wholsome doctrine, and to withstand and convince the gainsayers?
Answ. I will so do by the grace of God.
Consecr. Art thou ready with all faithful diligence to banish and drive away all erroneous doctrine and strange practice, contrary to God's word and to the doctrine and practice of the Catholick Church; and both privately and openly to call upon, and encourage others to the fame?
Answ. I am ready, the Lord being my helper.
Consecr. Wilt thou deny all ungodliness and worldly lusts, and live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world, that thou mayest shew thy self in all things an example of good works unto others, that the adversary may be ashamed .having nothing to say against thee?
Answ. I will so do, the Lord being my helper.
Consecr. Wilt thou maintain and set forward, as much as (hall lie in thee, quietness, love, and peace
among all men; and such- as shall be unquiet, disobedienr, and criminous within this Diocese, correct and punish, according to such authority as to thee shall be committed by God's word and the laws of the Church?
Aifw. I will so do by the help of God.
Consecr. Wilt thou be faithful in Ordaining, Sending, or Laying hands upon others?
Anfw. I will so be by the help of God.
Consecr. Wilt thou shew thy self gentle, and be merciful for Christ's fake to the poor and needy people, and to all strangers destitute of help?
Answ. I will so (hew my self by God's help.
Consecr. It appertaineth to the office of a Bishop, to baptize, confirm, and preach, to offer, bless, consecrate, and ordain, to dispose of the oblations of the Church, to excommunicate obstinate offenders, and reconcile penitents, and to govern next under God in Spirituals the Clergy and People committed to his care. Wilt thou do all this faithfully and diligently?
Anfw. I will so do by the help of God.
Consecr. Wilt thou pay canonical obedience to thy Metropolitan?
Anfw. I will by God's help.
Note, at the Consecration of an ArchbiJhop, instead of the foregoing question and answer, the following are to be used.
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Consecr. It appertaineth moreover to the office of a Metropolitan, to consecrate the Bishops of his province, to call Provincial Synods and preside in them, to enquire into neglects, abuses, or disorders committed by any Bishop throughout his whole province, and to take care of all vacant Sees within his province. Wilt thou do all this faithfully and diligently?
Answ. I will so do by the help of God.
Then the Consecrator Jlanding up Jhall say to the Bijhop elect,
ALmighty God, our heavenly Father, who hath given thee a good will to do all these things, grant also unto thee strength and power to perform the fame; that he accomplishing in thee the good work which he hath begun, thou mayest be found perfect and irreprehensible at the latter day, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Then the Deacon being turned to the People, Jhall fay, Let us pray.
Then the Confer ator being turned towards the Altar,
O Lord, hear our prayer:
Answ. And let our cry come unto thee.
Then pall the Consecr ator say the following prayer.
ALmighty God, and most merciful Father, who "of thine infinite goodness hast given thine only and dearly beloved Son Jesus Christ, to be our redeemer, and the author of everlasting life \ who after
tkat that he had made perfect our redemption by his death, resurrection, and ascension into heaven, poured down abundantly his gifts upon men, makeing some Apostles, some Prophets, some Evangelists, some Pastors and Doctors, to the edifying and makeing perfect his church: Grant, we beseech thee, to this thy servant such grace, that he may evermore be ready to spread abroad thy gospel, the glad tidings of reconciliation with thee. and use the authority given him, not to destruction but to salvation, not to hurt but to help; so that as a wife and faithful servant, giving to thy family their portion in due season, he may at last be received into everlasting joy, through Jesus Christ our Lord.; who with Thee and the Holy Ghost liveth and reigneth, one God, world without end. Amen.
then Jhall the Bift-op EleB put on the reft of the Episcopal habit; after -which he ftmll kneel down (though it be Sunday) before the Conjecrator and the other Bishops present; and the Conjecrator signing him with the Jign of the croft upon the forehead Jhall fay, he and all the Bishops present laying their hands upon his head,
WITH the Suffrage and Consent of the Bishop* of the Province of N. and of the Clergy and People of the Diocese of N. the Divine grace, which always healeth what is infirm, and fupplieth what is wanting, promoteth the Reverend Priest N. to be Bishop of the Church and See of N. Let us pray for him, that the grace of the most Holy Spirit may descend upon him.
Anftw. Lord, have mercy: We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
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'Then two Deacons Jhall hold the Gospels open over his head, the Confecrator and all the BiJhops present keeping their hands laid upon his head, while the Consecrator fays the following prayer.
/^\ Thou great Being of Beings, O Lord God Al^' mighty, who alone- art unbegotten and without superior; who always art, and exislest before all ages; who art self-sufficient, and above all cause and generation; who alone art true, who alone art wise, who alone art most high; who art invisible by nature, and whose knowledge is without original; who alone art good, and above comparison; who knoweft all things before they come into being, and from whom no secrets are hid; who art inaccessible, and above all power and authority: O God and Father of thine only begotten Son our God and Saviour, who art the creator and governour of the whole world by him, and whose providential care extendeth to all things; the Father of mercies, and God of all consolation; who hast thy dwelling in the highest heavens, and yet humblest thy self to behold the things below: O thou, who hast given laws and rules to the Church, by the coming" of thy Christ in the flesh of which the Comforter is the witness, by thy holy apostles, and by us the Bishops standing here through thy favour in thy presence; who didst from the beginning appoint Priests for the care and government of thy people, who didst not leave thy sanctuary without Ministers, and who didst delight in those in whom thou wert pleased to be glorified; Po thou now also, through the mediation of thy Christ, pour down by us the power of thy Governing Spirit, who ministreth to thy beloved Son Jesus Christ, and whom he bestowed according to thy