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THe shall then require of him Answer. We beseech thee to the following Promise of hear us, good Lord. Conformity to the Doctrine, T Then shall be said this PrayDiscipline, and Worship of er following: the Church.

Protestant Episcopal ALMIGHTY God, giver of N the name of God, Amen. thy Holy Spirit bast appointed

IN. chosen Bishop of the divers orders of Ministers in Protestant Episcopal Church thy Church; mercifully behold in N. do promise conformity this thy servant now called to and obedience to the doctrine, the work end ministry of a discipline, and worship of the Bishop; and so replenish him Protestant Episcopal Church with the truth of thy doctrine, in the United States of Ame- and adorn him with innocency rica : So help me God, through of life, that both by word and Jesus Christ.

deed he may faithfully serve Then the Presiding Bishop thee in this office, to the glory shall move the Congregation and well-governing of thy present to pray, saying thus Church, through the merits of to

our Saviour Jesus Christ, who in the Gospel of St. Luke, and the Holy Ghosty world That our Saviour Christ continued the whole night in pray

without end. Amen. er, before he chose and sent T Then the Presiding Bishop, forth his twelve Apostles. It sitting in his Chair,

shall say is written also, That the Holy to him that is to be conseApostles prayed, before they crated, ordained Matthias to be of the BROTHER, forasmuch ang therefore, following the exam the ancient canons command ple of our Saviour Christ, and that we should not be hasty in his Apostles, offer up our pray-laying on hands, and admitting ers to Almighty God, before we any person to goveroment in admit and send forth this per- the Church of Christ, which son presented unto us, to the he hath purchased with no less work whereunto we trust the price than the effusion of his Holy Ghost hath called him. own blood, before we admit 7 And then shall be said the you to thiş administration, we

Litany: save only, that at will examine you in certain ter this place, That it may

articles, to the end that the please thee to itluminate ali congregation present may have Bishops, &c. the proper Sufla

trial, and bear witness, how frage shall be,

you are minded to behave your THAT it may please thee to self in the Church of God. lied, to bless this our brother elect

: ARE, you persuaded that kim, that he may duly execute this ministration, , according the office whereunto he is call to the will of our Lord Jesus ed, to the edifying of thy Christ, and the order of this hurch, and to the honour, Church? Sodo praise, and glory of thy name Ansuer. I am so persuaded


The Presiding Bishop. Answer. I will so do, the

Lord being my helper.
RE you persuaded, that

The Presiding Bishop, tain all doctrine required as

forward, as inuch as shall necessary for eternal salvation through faith in Jesus Christ? lie in you, quietness, love, and And are you determined, out of peace among all men; and dithe same holy Scriptures, to in

ligently exercise such discistruct the people committed to pline, as by the authority of your charge, and to teach or of this Church, is committed to

God's word, and by the order maintain nothing, as necessary to eternal salvation, but that you ? which you shall be persuaded,

Answer. I will so do, by the may be concluded and proved help of God. by the same?

The Presiding Bishop. and determined by God's grace. ing hands upon others ? Answer. I am so persuaded, WILL you be faithful in or

The Presiding Bishop. Answer. I will so be, by the W VILL you then faithfully help of God.

exercise yourself in the The Presiding Bishop. holy Scriptures and call upon Woonasboy yourself derstanding of the same; 80 for Christ's sake to poor and that you may be able by them needy people, and to all stran to teach and exhort with whole-gers destitute of help? some doctrine, and to withstand

Answer. I will so show my and convince the gainsayers? sell, by God's help..

Answer. I will so do, by the Then tiu Presiding Bishop, belp of God.

standing up, shall say,
The Presiding Bishor. A
RE you ready, with all

venly Father, who hath nish and drive away from the these things, grant also unto Church, all erroneous and our strength and power to per

form the same; that he acGod's word; and both private complishing in you the good ly and openly to call upon and work which he hath

begun, encourage others to the same? you may be found perfect and Answer. I am ready, the irreprehensible at the latter

day, through Jesus Christ our Lord being my helper.

Lord. Amen.
The Presiding Bishop. 1 Then shall the Bishop elect

put on the rest of the Episness and worldly lusts, copal Habit; and, kneeling and live soberly, righieously, down, Veni, Creator Spiriand godly in this present world; tus, shall be sung or said over that you may show yourself in him, the Presiding Bishop all things an example of good begioning, and the Bishops, works unto others, that the ad- with others that are present, versary may be ashnmedi, hav- answering by Verses as foling nothing to say against you? loweth :

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COME in Hole, Ghost, our Thou in thy sitesiart manifold,

can coine.

souls inspire,

By them Christ's Andlighten with celestial fire : doth stand; Thon the anointing Spirit art, In faithful hearts thou writ'st Who dost thy sevenfold gifts thy law, impart:

The finger of God's hand. Thy blessed Unction from According to thy promise, Lord, above,

Thou givest speech with Is comfort, life, and fire of grace ; love :

That, through thy help, God's Enable with perpetual light praises may The dulness of our blinded Resound in every place. sight :

O Holy Ghost, into our minds Anoint and cheer our soiled Send down thy heavenly face


[zeal, With the abundance of thy Kindle our hearts with fervent grace:

To serve God day and night: Keep far our foes, give peace Our weakness strengthen and at home;

confirm, Where thou art Guide, no ill For, Lord, thou know'st us

frail; Teach us to know the Father, That neither devil, world, nor Son,

flesh, And Thec, of both to be but Against us may prevail. One :

Put back our enemies far from That through the ages all along, us, This may be our endless song; And help us to obtain Praise to thy eternal merit, Peace in our hearts with God Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. and man, 1 Or this:

The best, the truest gain; And grant that thou being, o

Lord, COME, Holy Ghost, eterna)

Our leader and our guide, Proceeding from above, We may escape the snares of Both from the Father and the

And never from thee slide. The God of peace and love ; Such measures of thy powerful Visit our minds, into our hearts

grace Thy heavenly grace inspire; Grant, Lord, to us, we pray; That truth and godliness we that thou may'st be our Comтау

Pursue with full desire. At the last dreadful day.
Thou art the very Comforter Of strife and of dissension
In grief and all distress;

Dissolve, O Lord, the bands, The heavenly gift of God most And knit the knots of peace high;

and love No tongue can it express; Throughout all Christian The fountain and the living lands. spring

Grant us the grace that we may Of joy celestial;

know The fire so bright, the love so The Father of all inight, Siseet,

That we of his lcloned Son The Unction spiritual May gain the blissful sight;



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And that we may, with perfect ceived into everlasting, joy, faith,

through Jesus Christ our Lord, Ever acknowledge thee, who, with thee and the Holy The Spirit of Father, and of Ghost, liveth and reigneth, one Son,

God,world without end. Amen. One God in Persons Three. Then the Presiding Bishop, To God the Father laud and and Bishops present, shall praise,

lay their Hands upon the And to his blessed Son, Head of the elected Bishop And to the Holy Spirit of kneeling before them, the Grace,

Presiding Bishop saying, Co-equal three in One.

ECEIVE the Holy Ghost, Lord

a Bishop in the Church of God, Would please his Spirit to now committed upto thee by send

the iniposition of our hands: On all that shall profess his In the name of the Father, and name,

of the Son, and of the Holy From hence to the world's Ghost. Amen. And remember end. Amen.

that thou stir up the grace of 1 That ended, the Bishop shall God, which is given thee by say,

this imposition of our hands : Lord, hear our prayer; For God hath not given us the Answer. And let our cry spirit of fear; but of power, come unto thee.

and love, and soberness. Presiding Bishop. Let us pray. 1 Then the Presiding Bishop

shall deliver him the Bible, merciful Father, who of saying,

, ven thine only and dearly beloved Son Jesus Christ, to be think upon the things contained our Redeemer, and the Author in this book ; be diligent in of everlasting life; who, after them, that the increase coming that he had made perfect our thereby may be manifest unto redemption by his death, and all men: for by so doing thou was ascended into heaven, shalt both save thyself and then poured down his gifts abun- that hear thee. Be to the flock dantly upon men, making some of Christ a shepherd, not a Apostles, some Prophets, some wolf; feed them, devour them Evangelists, some Pastors and not: Hold up the weak, heal Doctors, to the edifying and the sick, bind up the broken, making perfect his Church; bring again the outcast, seek grant, we beseech thee, to this the lost. Be so merciful, that thy servant, such grace, that he you be not too remiss; so minismay evermore be ready to ter discipline, that you forget spread abroad thy gospel, the not mercy; that when the Chief glad tidings of reconciliation Shepherd shall appear, you with thee; and use the authori- may receive the never-fading ty given him, not to destruction, crown of glory, through Jesus but to salvation; not to burt, Christ our Lord. Amen. but to help: so that as a wise T Then the Presiding Bishop and faithful servant, giving to shall proceed in the Commuthy family their portion in due nion Service ; with whom 11, season, he may at last be re- new consecrated Bishop, 1

, hine

infinite goodness hast et Gexhortation, and doctrine

others, shall also communi- \faith, in chastity, and in purity; cate.

that faithfully fulfilling his T And for the last Collect, im- course, at the latter day he may mediately before the Bene- receive the crown of righteousdiction, 'shall be said this ness laid up by the Lord, the Prayer:

righteous Judge, who liveth and

reigneth one God with the FaM TOST merciful Father, we ther and the Holy Ghost, world

beseech thee to send down without end. Amen. upon this thuy servant thy haa: THE peace of God; which hin with thy Holy Spirit, that keep your hearts and minds in he preaching thý word, may the knowledge and love of not only be earnest to reprove, God, and of bis Son Jesus beseech, and rebuke with all Christ our Lord: And the patience and doctring; but also blessing of God Almighty, the may be to such as believe, a Father, the Son, and the Holy wholesome example in word, Ghost, be amongst you, and roin conversation, in love, in main with you always. Amen.


ven; have mercy upon us us, good Lord, spare thy peomiserable sinners.

ple, whom thou hast redeemed O God, the Father of Hea- with thy most precious blood, oon; have mircy upon us mi- and be not angry with us for serable sinners.

ever i O God the Son, Redeemer Spare us, good Lord. of the world; have mercy upon From all evil and mischief; us miserable sinners.

from sin; from the crafts and O God the Son, Redeemer of assaults of the devil; from thy the world; have mercy upon wrath, and from everlasting us nuserable sinners.

damnation ; O God the Holy Ghost, pro- Good Lord, deliver us. ceedling from the Father and From all blindness of heart; the Son; have mercy upon us from pride, vain-glory, and hymiserabie sinners.

pocrisy ; from envy, aured, O God the Holy Ghost, pro- and malice, and all unchuritacoeding from the Father and bleness ; the Son, have mercy upon us

Good Lord, deliver us. miscrable sinners.

From all inordinate and sioO holy, blessed, and glorious ful affections; and from all the Trinity, three persons and one deceits of the world, the flesh, God; have mercy upon us mi- and the devil; serable sinners.

Good Lord, delider us. O holy, blessed, and glorious From lightning and tempest; Trinity, three persons and one from plague, pestilence, and God; have mercy upon us ini- famine; from

battle and serable sinners.

murder, and from sudden Remember not, Lord, our of death ; funces, nor the offences of our Good Lord, deliver us. forefathers; neither take thou From all sedition, privg com

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