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behold these thy servants now called to Jesus Christ, and according to the Go
The Bishop. the Holy Ghost, now and for ever. Amen. WILL you diligently read the sam The Epistle.' | Tini. iii. 8.
unto the People assembled in thi Lika se double cohe u ede ancome be serveeh where you shall be appointed ** to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;
Answer. I will.. holding the mystery of the faith in a pure
The Bishop. conscience. And let these also first be IT appertaineth to the Office of a Dea Deacon, being found blameless. Even so appointed to serve, to assist the Priest il. must their wives be grave, not slanderers, Divine Service, and specially when h. suber, faithful in all things. Let the Dea-ministereth the Holy Communion, and t cons be the husbands of one wife, ruling help him in the distribution thereof; an their Children and their own Houses well. to read holy Scriptures and Homilies in For they that have used the Office of a the Church; and to instruct the Youth inte Deacon well, purchase to themselves a the Catechism; and in the absence of the good degree, and great boldness in the Priest to baptize Infants; and to preach faith which is in Christ Jesus.
if he be adinitted thereto by the Bisliop Or else this, out of the sixth Chapter provision is so made, to search for the
And furthermore it is his Office, where
sick, poor, and impotent People of the
Answer. I will so do, by the helpof God may appoint over this business. But we
The Bishop. wil give ourselves continually to prayer
, WIL..you apply all your diligence the saying pleased the whole multitude and the lives of your families, according And they chose Stephen, a man full of to the Doctrine of Christ; and to make faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, hoth yourselves and them, as much as it and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, you lieth, wholesome examples of the and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte flock of Christ ? of Antioch: whom they set before the
Answer. I will so do, the Lord beine Apostles, and when they had prayed, my helper. they laid their hands on them. And the
The Bishop. word of God increased and the number Who wore verenulý obey Four Bi greatly, and a great company of the who, according to the Canons of the Priests were obedient to the faith. Church, may have the charge and go
Then shall the Bishop examine every vernment over you; following with a glas one of those who are to be Ordered, in mind and will their godly admonitions! the presence of the People, after this
Answer. I will endeavour so to do, the manner following:
Lord being my helper. Domoved by the Holy Ghost to take you irust that you are inwardly. Then the Bishop, laying his Hands
severally upon the Head of every one
Office of a Deacon in the Church of
God committed unto thee: In the nam
according to the will of our Lord! Holy Ghost. Amen.
unto the people ases
to Jesus Christ, and more Then shall the Bishop deliver to every in thy Church; make them, we beucech re nons of this Chari, vel
one of them the New Testament, thee, O Lord, to be modest, humble, and oc- the same! saying,
constant in their Ministration, to have a cyl Answer. I think
TAKE thau Authority to read the Gos-readywill to observe all spiritual Disci. ta
preach the same, it thou be thereto !i- mony of a good conscience, and continuCanonical dryczne Then one of them appointed by the Christ, may so well behave themselves gh New Testament? Bishop shall read.
in this interior Office, that they may be trus2007. I do ber3
The Gospel. St. Luke xii. 35. found worthy to be called unto the highEnd
ET your loins be girded about, and er Ministries in thy Church, through the
your lights burning, and ye your- same thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ
selves like unto men that wait for their to whom be glory and honour, world be Church where you can Lord, when he will return from the wed-without end. Amen
ding, inat when he coineth and knock- THE peace of God, which passeth al: re 1 appertainen n
kly. Blessed are those servants whom and minds in the knowledge and love of
the Lord, when he cometh shall find God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our be a
he shall gird himself, and make them to ty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy
Office of a Deacon the space of a whole
taining to the Ecclesiastical Adminis. The Communion ended, after the last tration ; in executing whereof, if he be Collect, and immediatcly before the found faithful and diligent, he may bo Be.ediction, shall be said this Collect admitted by his Diocesan to the Order following:
of Priesthood, at the times appointed A in
things, who of thy great goodness sin, upon some other day, in the face hast vouchsafed to accept and take these of the Church, in such manter and thy servants unto the Office of Deacons! form as hereafter folloroeth.
con, in the Church mer!
Divine Service, and some a. ministereth the Harima
help him in the device 1. to read holy eenptures et a
the Church: a.id NLE а
the Catechism; and in VE
Priest to baptize Infare, at if he be admitted these And furthermore i provision is so nade, 5 sick, poor, and imple Parisli, to intimate and and places where they C'urale, that by lstebro be reliered with the posts
The Form and Manner of Ordering Priests.
ioners, or others: Wil je 1 My and willingly? Answer. I willoda
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hoth yourselves and then so 1, flock of Christ?
Answer. I will se do 3 de my helper.
vou lipth, wholesome every When the day appointed by the Bishop is como, after Morning prayer is ended,
there shall be a Sermon, or Echortation, declaring the Duty and Office of such as
1 The Priest shall answer : silding in his Chair wear to the holy I HAVEimiwiced hencerning them and JILL Voil leveret er!
Order of Priesthool that day, each of so to be.
hood. For after due examination, wo
The Bishop lv/ Then the Bisher, loma bo be admitted to the order of Priesthood. this day unto the Holy Office of Priest
find not to the contrary, but that they are vel severally upon the twis
present anto us, be apt and meet for Ministry, and that they are Persons meet
their learning and godly conversation, to for the same. But yet if there be any of Office of a Deacon
suercise their Ministry duly to the honour you, who knoweth any impediment of of God, and the edifying up in Chairct notable crime in any of them, for the
2 the Father, and of the
shop, and other cka who, according to the Cox Church, may have the case
vernment over you; folk mind and will their goals 23
Anscer. I will endeamento
to of them humbly bresting the
VAKE Chou Anthariny na God committed unto obec
which he ought not to be received into them, because they fainted, and wero this holy Ministry, let him come f rth in scaliered abroad as sheep baving no the name of God, and show what the shepherd. Then saith he unto his discicrime or impediment is.
ples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but And if any great Crime or Impedi- the labourers are few : Pray ye therefore ment be objected, the Bishop shall cease the Lord of the harvest, liat lie will from Ordering that Person, until such send forth labourers into his harvest. time as the "Party' accused shali be" Or else this that followeth, out of the found clear of that Crime.
tenth Chapter of Saint John. # Then the Bishop (commending such as
St. John X. 1. shall be found meet to be Ordered, to the V ERILY, verily, I say unto you, he with the Clergy and People present, the sheep-fold, but climbeth up some say the Lituny, with the Prayers as is other way, the same is a thief and a sob before appointed in the Form of Urde ber. But he thai entereth in by the door, teze ing Deacons, save only, that in the is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the proper suffrage there added, the wordporter openeth, and the sheep hear his Deacons shall be omitted, and the word voice; and he calleth his own sheer by Priests inserted instead of it. name, and leadeth thenı out. And when
Then shall be said the Service for the he puiteth torth his own sheep, le gueta Communion, with the Collect, Epistle, before them, and the sheep follow him; and Gospel, as followeth.
for they kilow his voice. And a stranger The Collect.
will they not follow, but will flee from LMIGHTY God, giver of all good him; for they know not the voice of Arad.
things, who by thy Holy Spirit hast gers. This parablespake Jesus unto hem. appointed divers orders of Ministers in but they understood not what things theyARE the Church; mercituly belold these thy were which he spake unto them. Then servants now called to the Office of Priest- said Jesnis unto them again, Verily, verihood; and sọ replenish them with the ly, I say unto you,
I am the door of the truth of thy Doctrine, and adorn then sheep. All that ever came before nie are with innocency of life, that both by word thieves and tobbers; but the sheep did not and good example they may faithfully hear them. I am the door; by me if any serve thee in this Office, to the glory of thy man enter in,
he sijall be saved, and shall name, and the editication of thy Church, go in and out, and tind pasture. The thief through the nierits of our Saviour Jesus cometh not but for to steal, and to kill me Christ, who liveth and reigneth with and to destroy: I ani come that they might thee and the Holy Ghost, world without have life, and that they might have it end. Anen.
more abundantly: I am the good Shephen The Epistle. Ephes. iv. 7. herd: the good Shepherd "giveth his life NTO every one of us is given grace for the sheep. But he that is an hireling
, according to the measure of the gift and not the Shepherd, whose own the of Christ. Wherefore he saith, When he sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and ascended up on high, he led captivity cap- leaveth the sheep, and fecth; and the tive. and gave gifts unto men. (Now that wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the he ascended, what is it but that he also sheep. The hireling fleeth because he is descended first into the lower
parts of the an hireling, and careth not for the sheep, earth ? He that descended, is the same I am the good Shepherd, and know my also that ascended up far above all hea- sheep, and am known of mine. As the vens, that he might in all things.) And Father knoweth me, even so know I the he gave some Apostles, and some Pro- Father: and I lay down my life for the phets, and some Evangelists, and some sheep. And other sheep I have, which Pastors and Teachers, for the perfecting are not of this told them also I nius of the Saints, for the work of the Ministry, bring, and they shall hear my voice for the edifying of the Body of Christ; and there shall be one fold, and 000 and of the knowledge of the Son
of God, in then the Bishop skall say unto tam anto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ.
E After this skall be read for the Gospel, part of the ninth Chapter of Sainilexhortation which was now made to you Matthew, as followeth. . ix.
and in the holy lessons taken out of the W!
Gospel, and the writings of the Apostlobe was movcu with compassion oultance this office is, whereunto ye are cal
YE bave heard, brethren, as well as
your private examination, as in the
1 Kher way, the
Re: and hf (IN
ame, and trade e
=ł them, because the ined. And now again we exhort you, in tures; and for this self-same cause, how is caliered abroad a tho name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that yeought to forsake and set aside, as much
ye have in remembrance, into how high as ye may, all wordly cares and studies. a dignity, and to how weighty an office We have good hope that ye have well alud charge ye are called : That is to weighed these things with yourselves
say, to be Messengers, Watchmen, and long before this time; and that ye have stid forta labouret Stowards of the Lord; to teach, and to clearly deterinined, by God's grace, to seks or else teks lank promonish, ic feed and provide for the give yourselves wholly to this Otfice,
tenid lampy Lond's family to seek for Christ's wliereunto it liath please God to call
Siden shep thai are dispersed abroad, and for you: so that, as much as lieth in you, ye Livat entered in naughty world, that they may be saved thing, and draw all your cares and stu1. tue sheep-tot , through Christ for ever.
dies this way; and that ye will continuHave always therefore printed in your ally pray to God the Father, by the nesole But be tha eiles remeiabranee, how great a treasure is diation of our only Saviour Jesus Christ,
as the steper jules continuited to your charge. For they are for the heavenly assistance of the Hoy tipo de hoteles :
with his death, and for whom he shed ing the Scriptures, ye may wax riper and bisblowd. The Church and Congregation stronger in your Ministry; and that ye whom you must serve, is his Spouse, may so endeavour yourselves from time and his body. And if it shall happen to time to sanctify the lives of you and
that the same Church, or any member yours, and to fashion them after the rule hogy ne nostre te rendes ho fa kemuany biure, or hindrance and doctrine of Christ, that ye may be
greatness of the fault, and also the terns for the people to follow. horrible punishment iliat will ensue. And now, that this present CongregaWherefore consider with yourselves the tion of Christ may also understand your end of the ministry, towards the Chil- minds and wills in these things, and that dren of God, towards the Spouse and this your promise may the more move Body of Christ ; and see that ye never you to do your duties; ye shall answer
cease yonr labour, your care and dili- plainly to these things, which we, in the Jhear them. lan tugas sence, until ye have done all thai lieth name of God, and of his Church, shall
in you, according to your bounden duty, deinand of you touching the saine.
A Beri your personadied thao che nelle
contain all Doctrine re ficulty, ye see with how great care and quired as necessary for eternal salvation study ye ought to apply yourselves, as through faith in Jesus Christ ? and are well to show yourselves dutiful and you determined, out of the said Scripthankful unto that Lord who hath placedtures to iustruct the people committed to you in so high a dignity; as also to be your charge, and to teach nothing, as neware that neither you yourselves offend, cessary to eternal salvation, but that
nor be occasion that others offend. How-which you shall be persuaded, may be d Father knoweth ne, El. beit ye cammot have a mind and will concluded and proved by the Scripture?
Answer. I ann so persuaded, and have - Father: an: I las avel thereto of yourselves; for that will and
ability is given of God alone : therefore so determined, by God's Grace.
diligence, always so minister pass the doing of so weighty a work, the Doctrine and Sacraments, and the pertaining to the salvation of man, but discipline of Christ, as the Lord hath with doctrine and exhortation taken out commanded, and as this Church Bath of the holy Scriptures, and
with a life received the same, according to the agreeable to the same; consider höw stu-commandments of God; so that you may
dioun yo ought to be in reading and teach the people committed to your cure and in the holy lave learning the Scriptures, and in framing and charge, with all diligence to keep
the manners both of yourselves, and of and observe the same?
them that specially pertain unto you, ac- Answer. I will so do, by the help of of what dignits, un
cording to the rule of the same Scrip- the Lord.
man enter in. Pasal 1. go in and Ladder Is cometh not but in 1 toard to destroy: lam oset "I have life, and that
wore abundantly: 127 herd: the good hearty!
for the sheep. Butter at and not the Shepherd op te sheep are not on the leaveth the sheep
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sleep, and am known
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bring, and ther shal
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your private erat
Gospel, and the writing and
Priests all kneeling, Venl, Creator
Spiritus; the Bishop beginning, and diligence to banish and drive away the Priests, and others that are present from the Church all erroneous and answering by verses, as followcth.
: ; and to use both public and private mo- And lighten with celestial fire: nitions and exhortations, as well to the Thou the anointing Spirit art, sick as the whole within your cures, as Who dost thy sevenfold gifts impart: need shall require, and occasion shall be Thy blessed
Unction from above, given ?
Is comfort, life, and fire of love. Answer. I will, the Lord being my Enable with perpetual light helper.
The dulness of our blinded sight:
Anoint and cheer our soiled face
And thee, of both, to be but One. Answer. I will endeavour so to do, That through the ages all along the Lord being my helper.
This may be our endless song:
Praise to thy eternal merit,
Visit our minds, into our hearts Answer. I will apply myself thereto, Thy heavenly grace inspire; the Lord being my helper.
That truth and godliness we may
Pursue with full desire.
Answer. I will do so, the Lord being of joy celestial; my helper.
The fire so bright, the love so sweet,
The Unction Spiritual. Will you reverently obey your Bi- Thou in uliy gifts art niavifold, shop, and other chief Ministers, By them Christ's Church
doth stana, who, according to the Canons of the In faithful hearts thou writ' st thy law Church, may have the charge and go- The finger of God's hand. vernment over you; following with a According to thy promise,
Lord, glad mind and will their godly admoni- Thou givest speech with grace: tions, and submitting yourselves to their That, through thy help, God's praises godly judgments ?
Resound in every place. (mas
Send down thy heavenly light;
To serve God day and night :
And help us to obtain
desired, secretly in their prayers, to The best, the truesi gain;
And never from thee slide. sister which, shall be sung or said by Such measures of thy powerful groot
u Bishop, the persons to bo ordained Grant Lord to us, we pray: