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The Bishop shall then proceed to the oxen, and sheep, and doves, and the Communion Service. The following changers of money sitting: And when shall be the Collect, Epistle, and Gos he had made a scourge of small cords. pel, for the occasion. he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen, and poured out MOST glorious Lord, we acknow- the changers of money, and overthrew ledge that we are not worthy to the tables, and said unto them that sold offer unto thee any thing belonging un-doves, "Take these things hence; make to us; yet we beseech thee in thy great uot my Father's house an house of mer goodness, graciously to accept the dedi-chandise." Aud his disciples reinem cation of this place to thy service, and bered that it was written, The zeal of to prosper this our undertaking; receive thine house hath eaten me up. the prayers and intercessions of all those thy servants, who shall call upon thee in this house; and give them grace to pre
pare their hearts to serve thee with re-¶ Here shall follow the Sermon.
The Epistle. 2 Cor. vi. verse 14 to verse 17.
Then shall be said or sung the 100th
The Sermon being ended, the Bishop shall proceed in the service for the Communion, if it is to be administered at that time,
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.
B for that it hath pleased thee to have
LESSED be O Lord
habitation among the sons of
with unbelievers; for what fellow-and to dwell in the midst of the assembly ship hath righteousness with unrighte-of the saints upon the earth; bless, we ousness? And what communion hath beseech thee, the religious performance light with darkness? And what concord of this day, and grant that in this place hath Christ with Belial? Or what part now set apart to thy service, thy holy hath he that believeth with an Infidel? name may be worshipped in truth and And what agreement hath the temple of purity through all generations, through God with Idole? For ye are the temple Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. of the living God: as God hath said,
peace of which all
will dwell in them, and walk in them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
Perstanding, 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 Almigh
The Gospel. St. John ii. verse 13.
and Jesus went up to Jerusalem, Ghost, be amongst you, and remain with the Jews' Passover was at and found in the temple those that sold you always. Amen.
TO BE USED AT THE MEETINGS OF CONVENTION.
LMIGHTY and everlasting God, who, by thy Holy Spirit, didst preside in the councils of the blessed Apostles, and host promised, through. thy Son Jesus Christ, to be with thy Church to the end of the world; we beseech thee to be present with the council of thy Church here assembled in thy name and presence. Save them from all error, ignorance, pride, and prejudice; and of thy great mercy vouchsafe, we beseech thee, so to direct, sanctify, and govern us in our present work, by the mighty power of the Holy Ghost, that the comfortable Gospel of Christ may be truly preached, truly received, and truly followed, in all places, to the breaking down the kingdom of sin, satan, and death; till at length the whole ofthy dispersed sheep, being gathered into one fold, shall become partakers of ever lasting life, through the merits and death of Jesus Christ our Saviour. 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 Bishops, the Clergy, and Laity, 1804 and set forth, with Alterations, in General Convention, 1808.
The Bishop having received due Notice of the Election of a Minister into a
To our well-beloved in Christ, A. B. Presbyter, Greeting.
TE do by these Presents give and grant unto you, in whose Learn
Sigillum. W ing, Diligence, sound Doctrine, and Prudence, we do fully con
fide, our License and Authority to perform the office of a Priest in the Parish (or Church] of E. And also hereby do institute you into said Vignat. Parish or Churcli,] possessed of full power to perform every Act of sacerdotal Function among the People of the same; you continuing in communion with us, and complying with the rubrics and canons of the Church, and with such lawful directions as you shall at any time receive from us.
And as a canonically instituted Priest into the Office of Rector [Associated Rector, or Assistant Minister, as the case may be] of Parish (or Church, you are faithfully to feed that portion of the flock of Christ which is now entrusted 90 you; not as a man-pleaser, but as continually bearing in mind, that you are acLountable 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 belonging to the altar; so we authorise you to claim and enjoy all the accustomed temporalities appertaining to your cure, until some urgent reaJon 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 disBolution of all sacerdotal connection between you and them, we, your Bishop with the advice of our Presbyters, are to be the ultimate arbiter and judge. In witness whereof we have hereunto affixed our Episcopal seal and signature, at this day of A. D. and in the year of our consecration..
To our well-beloved in Christ, A. B. Presbyter, Greeting
E do by these Presents authorise and empower you to exercise Sigillum. a in the Parish of 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 canons of the Church.
And as a canonically instituted Priest into the Office of Rector [Associated Rector, or Assistant Minister, as the case may be] of Parish [or 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 ac countable 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 temporalities appertaining to your cure, 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 connection 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 connection 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
in the year
The day being appointed for the new
choosing to go on with the Service, he
standing on the and
sary absence, two Members of the Then the new Incumbent shall say,
Proper Psalms are,
Here the Instituting Minister shall
First. Ezek. Chap. xxxiii. verse 1 to
Second. St. John, Chap. x. verse 1 toDthy most gracious favour, and
IRECT us, O Lord, in all our
further us with thy continual help, that Morning Prayer ended, the Priest who in all our works begun, continued, and acts as the Institutor, standing within ended in thee, we may glorify thy uoly the rails of the Altar, shall say, name, and finally by thy mercy obtain EARLY beloved in the Lord, we everlasting life, through Jesus Christ
us to pray
instituting the Rev. A. B. into this Parish unto thee, O Almighty Father, in his
If any objection be offered, the Priest who acts as the Institutor shall judge whether it afford just cause to suspend the service. No objection being offered, or the Pricst who acts as the Institutor
Then shall the Priest who acts as the
Let us pray.
Prayer, and Books of Canons of the
and let them wise
Then shall be said or sung the fol-
2 Ye that stand in the house of the hast promised to be with the Ministers Lord; in the courts of the liouse of our of Apostolic Succession to the end of the God. Verse 2. world; be graciously pleased to bless 3 O praise the Lord, for the Lord is the ministry and service of him, who is gracious: O sing praises unto his name, now appointed to offer the sacrifices of for it is lovely. Verse 3. prayer and praise to thee in this house, which is called by thy name. May the words of his mouth, and the meditation of his heart, be always acceptable in
4 The Lord is gracious and merciful, long-suffering and of great goodness. Psalm cxiv. verse 8.
5 The Lord is loving unto every man; thy sight, O Lord, our strength and our and his mercy is over all his works. Redeemer. Amen. Verse 9.
Sanctifier of the 6 All thy works praise thee, O Lord; Faithful, visit, we pray thee, this and thy Saints give thanks unto thee. congregation with thy love and favour; Verse 10. enlighten their minds more and more
7 The Lord doth build up Jerusalem; with the light of the everlasting Gospel; and gather together the outcasts of Is-graft in their hearts a love of the truth; ract. Psalm cxlvii. verse 2. increase in them true religion; nourish 8 He healeth those that are broken in them with all goodness; and of thy great heart; and giveth medicine to heal their mercy keep them in the same, O blessed sickness. Verse 3. Spirit, whom with the Father and the
9 The Lord's delight is in them that Son together we worship and glorify as fear him, and put their trust in his mer-one God, world without end. Amen. cy. Verse 11. Benediction.
0 of the Lord: praise it, O ye servants
PRAISE the Lord, laud ye the name
of the Lord. Psalm cxxxv. verse 1.
praise thy God, O Sion. Verse 12.
13 He is our God, even the God of whom cometh salvation; God is the T Then shall the instituted Minister Lord by whom we escape death. Psalm Ixviii. verse 20.
kneel at the Altar to present his supplication for himself in this form. not that thou shouldest come under my roof; yet thou hast honoured thy servant with appointing him to stand in thy House, and to serve at thy Holy Aitar. To thee and to thy service I devote myself, soul, body, and spirit—with all their powers and faculties. Fil: my memory with the words of thy law; enlighten my understanding with the illumination of the Holy Ghost; and may all the wishes and desires of my will centre in what thou hast commanded. And t
12 He maketh peace in thy borders; and filleth thee with the flour of wheat. Verse 14.
holy places, even the God of Israel; he
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.
Min. The law was given by Moses.
Min. & Poop. Who is God over all, bleased for evermore. Amen.
make me instrumental in promoting the mouth, may profess the faith once dell salvation of the people now committed vered to the Saints. Defend them from to my charge, grant that I may faithfully the sins of heresy and schismi; "let not administer thy holy Sacraments, and by the foot of pride come nigh to hurt them. my life and doctrine set forth thy true nor the hand of the ungodly to cast them and lively word. Be ever with me in down." And grant that the course of the performance of all the duties of my this world may be so peaceably ordered ministry; in prayer, to quicken my de- by thy governance, that thy Church may votion; in praises, to heighten my love joyfully serve thee in all godly quietness; and gratitude; and in preaching, to that so they may walk in the ways of give a readiness of thought and expres- truth and peace, and at last be numbered sion suitable to the clearness and excel-with thy Saints in glory everlasting, lency of thy Holy Word. Grant this through thy merits, O blessed Jesus for the sake of Jesus Christ thy Son our thou gracious Bishop and Shepherd of Saviour. our souls, who art, with the Father and The instituted Minister, standing up, the Holy Ghost, one God, world without shall say, end. Amen. The Lord be with you. Ans. And with thy spirit Let us pray.
ALMIGHTY God, who hast built 0 thy Church upon the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the Chief Corner Stone; grant that, by the operation of the Holy Ghost, all Christians may be so joined together in unity of spirit, and in the bond of peace, that they may be ar Holy Temple acceptable unto thee. And especially, to this congregation present, give the abundance of thy grace; that with one heart, they may desire the prosperity of thy holy Apostolic Church, and with onel
Then shall follow the Sermon: and after that the instituted Minister shall proceed to the Communion Service, and to administer the holy Eucharist to his Congregation: and after the Benedic tion, (which he shall always pronounce the Vardens, Vestry, and others, shall salute and welcome ham, bidding him God speed.
When the Bishop of the Diocese is present at the institution of a Minis ter, he shall make to him the address prescribed in this Office in the form of a letter; and may perform such other duties herein assigned the insti› tuting Minister as he may choose