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p, then must be blameless, the me. But none of these things band of one wife, vigilant, so-move me, neither count I my life

of good behaviour, given to dear unto myself, so that I might pitality, apt to teach, not given finish my course with joy, and the wine, no striker, not greedy ministry which I have received of Althy lucre, but patient, not a the Lord Jesus; to testify the wler, not covetous; one that Gospel of the grace of God. And th well his own house, having now, behold, I know that ye all, children in subjection with all among whom I have gone preachvity; for if a man know not ing the kingdom of God, shall see to rule his own house, how my face no more. Wherefore I The take care of the Church take you to record this day, that peaceod? not a novice, lest being I am pure from the blood ald up with pride he fall into men: For I have not shunned to heart condemnation of the devil. declare unto you all the counsel edge eover he must have a good of God. Take heed, therefore, Sondort to them which are with unto yourselves, and to all the the ble lest he fall into reproach, flock, over the which the Holy e Faber the snare of the devil. Ghost hath made you overseers, Ghost, bea to feed the Church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. For I know this, that af



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OM Miletus, Paul sent to ter my departing shall grievous Ephesus, and called the El-wolves enter in among you, not And when sparing the flock. Also of your his office. In the Church. were come to him, he said own selves shall men arise speakthe Gospel them, Ye Know from the ing perverse things, to draw away day that I came into Asia, disciples after them. Therefore

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you at all seasons, serving the space of three years, I ceased Lord with all humility of not to warn every one, night and d, and with many tears and day, with tears. And now, breptations, which befell me by thren, I commend you to God, lying in wait of the Jews and to the word of his grace, how I kept back nothing which is able to build you up, and was profitable unto you, but to give you an inheritance among eshowed you, and have taught all them which are sanctified. publicly, and from house to have coveted no man's silver, or

he people, testifying both to the Jews, gold, or apparel: yea, ye your

also to the Greeks, repent-selves know, that these hands have toward God, and faith to-ministered unto my necessities, d our Lord Jesus Christ. And and to them that were with me.

diently follow receive may Jasting glory,

Our Lord behold, I go bound in the I have showed you all things, how

unto Jerusalem, not know- that so labouring ye ought to sup

And another the things that shall befall me port the weak; and to remember

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e; save that the Holy Ghost the words of the Lord Jesus, how aesseth in every city, saying, he said, It is more blessed to give

HISs a bonds and affictions abide than to receive,

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T Then another Bishop shall read given unto me in heaven andi The Gospel. St. John, xxi. 15. earth. Goye therefore and teach JESUS saith to Simon Peter, all nations, baptizing them in t Simon son of Jonas, lovest name of the Father, and of the thou me more than these? He Son, and of the Holy Ghost saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou teaching them to observe all thing knowest that I love thee. He saith whatsoever I have commande unto him, Feed my lambs. He you: and lo, I am with you alway saith to him again the second even unto the end of the world. time, Simon Son of Jonas, lovest After the Gospel and the Sermon an thou me? He saith unto him, ended, the elected Bishop, vested wit Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I Bishops of this Church unto the presid his Rochet, shall be presented by t love thee. He saith unto him, ing Bishop, or to the Bishop appointed Feed my sheep. He saith unto sitting in his Chair near the holy Table him the third time, Simon son of the Bishops who present him saying Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter REVEREND Father in Go

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 saith unto him, Feed my

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ordained and consecrated Bishop
Then shall the presiding Bishop de
mand testimonials of the Person pre
sented for Consecration, and sha
cause them to be read.
He shall then require of him the fo
lowing Promise of Conformity to t
Doctrine, Discipline, and Worship
the Protestant Episcopal Church.

Or this: St. John, xx. 19. THE S same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where I the name of God, Amen. N. chosen Bishop of the P the disciples were assembled for testant Episcopal Church in fear of the Jews, came Jesus and do promise conformity and ob stood in the midst, and saith unto dience to the doctrine, disciplin them, Peace be unto you. And and worship of the Protest when he had so said, he showed unto them his hands and his side. States of America: So help Episcopal Church in the Unit Then were the disciples glad, God, through Jesus Christ. when they saw the Lord. Then Then the presiding Bishop shall mo saith Jesus to them again, Peace the Congregation present to pr be unto you: As my Father hath saying thus to them: sent me, even so send I you. And BRETHREN, it is written when he had said this, he breathed the Gospel of St. Luke, Th on them, and saith unto them, our Saviour Christ continued t Receive ye the prayer, before Whosesoever sins Holy Ghost: whole night in sye remit, they chose and sent forth his twel are remitted unto them; and Apostles. It is written also, Th whosesoever sins ye retain, they the holy Apostles prayed, befo they ordained Matthias to be Or this: St. Matt. xviii. 18. the number of the twelve. Leto JESUS came and spake unto therefore, following the exam them, saying, All power is of our Saviour Jesus Christ,

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Apostles, offer up our prayers to government in the Church of
Almighty God, before we ad- Christ, which he hath purchased
and send forth this person with no less price than the effusion
sented unto us, to the work of his own blood; before we ad-
reunto we trust the Holy mit you to this administration, we
bst hath called him.
will examine you in certain arti-
d then shall be said the Litany; cles, to the end that the c
alve only, that after this place, That gation present may have a trial,
may please thee to illuminate all Bi-and bear witness, how you are
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bless this our brother elected, ARE you persuaded, that you to send thy grace upon him, are truly called to this minismay duly execute the of tration, according to the will of whereunto he is called, to our Lord Jesus Christ, and the edifying of thy Church, and order of this Church?

Answer. I am so persuaded. The presiding Bishop. ARE you persuaded, that the holy Scriptures contain all doctrine required as necessary for eternal salvation through faith

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nswer. We beseech thee to
us, good Lord.
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Doctrine, hast appointed divers

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use them to MIGHTY God, giver of alin Jesus Christ? And are you

determined, out of the same holy Scriptures, to instruct the people


The Protesta of Ministers in thy Church Committed to your charge, and


ifully behold this thy servant

N the name

to teach or maintain nothing, as

but that which you shall be per

N chosen called to the work and mi- necessary to eternal salvation, stant Ep of a Bishop; and so repromise him with the truth of thy suaded, may be concluded and ence to the dine, and adorn him with in- proved by the same?

Answer. I am so persuaded,

nd worshipcy of life, that both by word
piscopal Chaleed he may faithfully serve and determined by God's grace.
tates of Amen this office, to the glory of.

The presiding Bishop.

od, through same, and the edifying and WILL you then faithfully exercise yourself in the holy the Congreggh the merits of our Saviour Scriptures, and call upon God by Then the prerning of thy Church,}, saying thus Christ, who liveth and prayer for the true understandwith thee and the Holy ing of the same; so that you may world without end. Amen. be able by them to teach and exthe presiding Bishop, sitting in hort with wholesome doctrine, whole night hair, shall say to him that is to and to withstand and convince Apostles. HER, forasmuch as the he holy Apo Scripture and the an- help of God.

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Our Saviour Chi


chose and sen

the gainsayers?

Answer. I will so do, by the

canons command that we The presiding Bishop.
not be hasty in laying on
and admitting any person

hey ordained
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Derefore, follo


ARE you ready, with all faithful diligence, to banish and



drive away from the Church all a good will to do all these thing erroneous and strange doctrine grant also unto you streng contrary to God's word; and both and power to perform the same privately and openly to call upon that he accomplishing in youth and encourage others to the same? good work which he hath beg Answer. I am ready, the Lord you may be found perfect and i being my helper. reprehensible at the latter da through Jesus Christ our Lor Amen.


The presiding Bishop. WILL you deny all ungodliness and worldly lusts, and live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world; that you may show yourself in all things an example of good works unto others. that the adversary may be ashamed, having nothing to say against you?

Then shall the Bishop elect put ont rest of the Episcopal Habit; and, ing down, Vent, Creator Spirtu be sung or said over him, the presidi Bishop beginning, and the Bisho with others that are present, answe

ing by Verses as followeth COME, Holy Ghost, our souls inspi

Thou the anointing Spirit art,
Who dost thy sevenfold gifts impart:
Thy blessed Unction from above,
Is comfort, life, and fire of love.
Enable with perpetual light
The dulness of our blinded sight:
Anoint and cheer our soiled face
With the abundance of thy grace:
Keep far our foes, give peace at home
Where thou art Guide, no ill can come
Teach us to know the Father, Son,
And Thee, of both to be but one:
That through the ages all along,
This may be our endless song;
Praise to thy eternal merit,

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Or this.

Answer. I will so do, the Lord being my helper.

The presiding Bishop. WILL you maintain and set forward, as much as shall lie in you, quietness, love, and peace among all men; and diligently exercise such discipline, as by the authority of God's word, and by the order of this Church, is committed to you? Answer. I will so do, by the help of God.

The presiding Bishop.

Proceeding from

COME, Holy Ghost, eternal God, WILL you be faithful in ordain-Both from the Father and the Son, The God of peace and love;

ing, sending, or laying hands

Visit our minds, into our hearts
Thy heavenly grace inspire;
That truth and godliness we may
Pursue with full desire.
Thou art the very Comforter
In grief and all distress;

The heavenly Gift of God most high

The presiding Bishop. WILL you show yourself gentle, and be merciful for No tongue can it express; The fountain and the living spring Christ's sake to poor and needy of joy celestial; people, and to all strangers des-The fire so bright, the love so sweet, titute of help? Answer. I will so show myself, by God's help.

The Unction spiritual.
Thou in thy gifts art manifold,
By them Christ's Church doth sta
In faithful hearts thou writ'st thyl
According to thy promise, Lord,
The finger of God's hand.
Thou givest speech with grace

ALMIGHTY God, our heaven-That, through thy help, Gods pr ly Father, who hath given you Resound in every place.

upon others?

Answer. I will so be, by the help of God.

Then the presiding Bishop, standing

up, shall say,

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