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1 The Bishop shall then proceed to the oxen, and shrep, and doves, and the

Communion Service. The following changers of money sitting: And when shall be the Collect, Epistle, und Gos he had made a scourge of small cords. pel, for the occasion.

he drove them all out of the temple, and The Collect.

the sheep, and the oxen, and poured out 0

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 solá offer unto thee any thing belonging un- doves, "Take these things hence; inake to us ; yet we beseech thee in thy great uot iny Father's house an house of mer goodness, graciously to accept the dedi-chandise.” And his disciples reinem cation of this place to thy service, and bered that it was written, The zeal of Lo prospe, this our undertaking; receive thine house haih eaten me up. the prayers and intercessions of all those T Then shall be said or sung the 10014 thy servants, who shall call upon thee in this house ; and give them grace to pre

Psalm. pare their hearts to serve thee with re. T Here shall follow the Sermon. verence and godly fear; atfect them with an awful apprehension of thy Divine Majesty, and a deep sense of their IT The Sermon being ended, the Bishop own unworihiness; that so approaching shall proceed in the service for the thy sanctuary with lowliness and devor Communion, if it is to be administered tion, and coming before thee with clean at that time, thoughts and pure hearts, with bodies 1 After the Communion, or if it is not undefiled, and minds sanctified, they administered at that time, after the may always perform a service accepta- Sormon, and immediately before the ble to thee, through Jesus Christ our

final Blessiny, the Bishop shall say Lord. Amen.

the following Prayer. T'ke Epistle. 2 Cor. vi. verse 14 to

, verse 17.

for that it hath pleased thee to have E ye not unequally yoked together thy habitation among the sons of men, 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 Idols ? For ye are the temple Jesus Christ oui Lord. Amen. with evening Goods as God hath said, 1 TH peace, od God, which passeth all and I will be their God, and they shall and minds in the knowledge and love of be my people.

God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our The Gospel. St. John ii. verse 13. Lord; and the blessing of God Almigh

ND the Jews' Passover was at hand, ty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy and found in the temple those that sold you always. Amen.

A PRAYER
TO BE USED AT THE MEETINGS OF CONVENTION.

councils of the blessed Apostles, and host promisel, through thy Son Jesus Christ, to be with thy Church to the end of the world; we beseech thee to be present with tiecome!cthy Church here assembled iw iliy name and presence. Save them from all error, ignorance, pride, anú prejudice; and of thy great mercy vouchsafe, we beseech thee, so to direct, sanctify, and griyern us in our prevent work, by ihe miglity power of the Holy Ghost, that the comfortable Gospel of Christ may bo truly preached, truly received, and truly followed, in all placer, lo the brcaking down the kingdom of sin, satan, and death; till at length the whole of thy diapersød sheep, being gathered into one fold, shall become partakorsof ever lasting use, through the merits and death of Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen

AN OFFICE OP
INSTITUTION OF MINISTERS

INTO PARISHES OR CHURCHES,
frescribed by the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America:
established in General Convention of the Bishops, the Clergy, and Laity, 18114
and set forth, with Alterations, iu General Convention, 1808.

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The Bishop having received due Notice of the Election of a Minister into a
Parisk or Church, as prescribed by the Canon "concerning the Election and
Institution of Ministers," and being satisfied that the Person chosen is 4
qualifed Minisler of this Church," may transmit the following Letter 'off
Institution, for the proposed Rector, Associated Rector, or Assistant Minister,
to one of his Presbyters, whom he may appoint as the Institutor.
In any State or Diocese the concluding Paragraph in the Letter of Institu
tion may be omitted, where it interferes with the Usages, Laws, or Charters
of the Church in the same.

To our well-beloved in Christ, A. B. Presbyter, Greeting."

TE do by these Presents give and grant unto you, in whose Learn.

fide, our License and Authority to perforin the office of a Priest in the Mignat.

Parish (or Church) of E. And also hereby do institute you into said

Parish (or Churcli) possessed of full power to perform every Act of sacerdotal Function among the People of the same; you continuing in com. munion with us, and complying with the rubrics and canong of the Church uud 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, j you are faithfully to feed that portion of the flock of Christ which is now entrusted so you; not as a inan-pleaser, but as continually bearing in mind, that you are ac- sountable to us here, and to the Chief Bishop and Sovereign Judge of all hereafter,

And as the Lord hath o:dained, 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 be tween you and thein; 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, we, your Bishon with the advice of our Presbyters, are to be the ultimate arbiter and judge.

la witness whereof we have hereunto affixed our Episcopal seal and signature, at this day of A. D. and in the year of our consecration, # In the case of a Minister to be instituted in a state or Diocese in which there is no Bishop, the Clerical Members of the Standing Committee shall send the following Letter of Institution, for the proposcd "Minister, to the Presbyter whom they may appoint as Institutor.

To our well-beloved in Christ, A. B. Presbyter, Greeting Sigillum. Wide by these Presents authorise and empower you to exercise 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 neople of the sume; 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 & 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.

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And as the Lord hath ordained that they who serve at the altar should ured she 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 (takjug the advice and aid of Bishop) shall be the ultimale arbiter and judge.

lo witness whereof we have hereuuto set our hands and seals, this of

in the year ! The day being appointed for the new choosing to go on with the Service, he

Incumbent's Institution, at the usual shall next read the Letter of Institu hour of Morning Prayer, the Insti- tion; and then shall the senior Warden, lutur, attended by the nex Incumbent, (or the Member of the Vestry supply and one or more Presbyters appointed ing his plizce) present the keys of the by the Bishop, (or, where there is nol Church to the new Incumbent, saying, Bishop, by the Clerical Members of the

N name and behalf of

Parish Standing Committee) for Leat purpose, I Car Church,) I do receive and ac shall enter the Church: Then, all the knowledge you, the Rev. A. B. as Priest Clergy present standing without the and Rector, l'or Associated Rector, or rails of the Altar, excepi the officiating Assistant Minister) of the same, and in Priest, who shall go into the lesk; the token thereof, give into your bands the Wardens, (or, in case of their neces- keys of this Church. sary absence, two Members of the Vestry) standing on the right and left9 Then the new Incumbent shall say, of the Altar, without the rails; the I, at ,

A. B. receive these keys or the senior Harden, (or the Member of the the keys of the Church in his hand, in parochial recognition, and promise to be Vestry supplying his place) holding pledges of nuy Institution, and of your

a faithful Shepherd over you, in the open vier, the officiating Priest shall read Morning Prayer.

name of the Father, and of ihe Son, and

of the Holy Ghost. Proper Psalms are,

17. Here the Instituting Minister shed Psalm cxxii. Psalm cxxxii. Psalm cxxxiii.

begin the Office. Proper Lessons

Min. The Lord be with you.

Ans. And with thy Spirit. First. Ezek. Chap. xxxiii. verse 1 to

erse 10. Second. St. John, Chap. I. verse 1 to DIRECT US,OL ord, in all

our doing verse 19, 5 Morning Prayer ended, the Priest who in all our works begun, continued, and

further us with thy continual help, that acts as the Institutor, standing within ended in thee, we may glorify thy Holy the rails of the Altar, shall say,

naine, and finally by thy mercy obtain FARLY beloved in the Lord, we everlasting life, through Jesus Christ instituting the Rev..A. B. into this Parish unto thee, O Almighty Father, in his (or Church) as Priest and Rector for prevailing name and words,Associated Rector, or Assistant Minister) Our Father, who art in Heaven, Hal. of the same; and we are possessed of lowed be thy Name; Thy Kingdom your vote that he has been so elected; as come; 'Thy Will be done on Earth, as it also of the prescribed Letter of Institu- is in Heaven; Give us this day our daily tion. But if any of you can show just bread; And forgive us our trespasses, cause why he may not be instituted, we as we forgive those who trespass against proceed no further, because we would us; And Tend us not into temptation; not that an unworthy person should But deliver us from evil: For thine is minister among you.

the Kingdolu, and the Power, and the T If any objection be offered, the Priest Glory, for ever and ever.. Amen.

who acts as the Institutor shall judge1 Then shall the Priest who acts as the whether it afford just cause to suspend Institutor eceive the incumbent with the service. No objection being offered, it the rails of the Altar, and pe or the Pricst wko acts as the Institutor

sent him the Bible. Book of Coman

Let us pray.

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Prayer, and Books of Canons of the

Let us pray
General and State Convention, saying M

TOST gracious God, the giver of all as follows:

good and perfect gifts, who, of thy be the rule of thy conduct in dis- orders in thy Church; give thy grace, we

let pensing the divine word, in leading the beseech thee, to thy servant, to whom devotions of the people, and in exercis- the charge of this congregation is now Ing the discipline of the Church; and committed ; and so replenish him with be thou in all things a pattern to the the truth of thy doctrine, and endue him tock committed to thy care.

with innocency of life, that he may faithv Thon shall be said or sung the fol- fully serve before thee, to the glory of lowing Anthem.

thy great name, and the benefit of thy Laulate Nomen

holy Church, through Jesus Christ our PRAISE the Lord, laud ye the name only Mediator and Redeemer. Amen.

of the Lord: praise it, Oye servants of the Lord. Psalm cxxxv. verse 1.

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to thyself an universal Church, and 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. Verge 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 naine, now appointed to offer the sacrifices of for it is lovely. Verse 3.

prayer and praise to thee in this house, 4 The Lord is gracious and merciful, which is called by thy name. May the long-suffering and of great goodness. words of his mouth, and the meditation Psalm cxiv. verse 8.

of his heart, be always acceptable in 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. All thy works praise thee, O Lord: O GOD Holy Ghost, Sanctifier of the

Faithful, visit, we pray thee, this and thy Saints give thanke unto thee. congregation with thy love and favont; Verse 10.

cnlighten their minds more and more 7 The Lord doth build up Scrusalem; with the light of the everlasting Gospel; and gather together the outcasts of Is-grast 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 beart; 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 hiin, and put their trust in bis mer-one God, world without end. Amen. cy. Verse 11.

Benediction.

THE praise thy God, o Sion. Verse 12.

from the dead our Lord Jesus il For he hath made fast the bars of Christ, the great Shepherd of the sheep, thy gates; and hath blessed thy children through the blood of the everlasting con ritbin thec. Verse 13.

venant, make you perfect in every good 12 He maketh peace in thy borders; work to do his will, working in you that and filleth thee with the flour of wheat. which is well-pleasing in his sight, Verse 14.

through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory 13 He is our God, even the God of for ever and ever. Amen. whom cometh salvation; God is the 1 Then shall the instituted Minister Lord by whom we escape death. Psalm kneel at the Altar to present his supo lxviii. verse 20.

plication for himself in this form. 140 holy places wonderful art Iliou in thy LORD my God! I am not worthy

even the God of Israel; he that thou shouldest come under my will give strength and power unto his roof; yet thou hast honoured thy servant people. Blessed be God. Verse 35. with appointing hiin to stand in thy

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, House, and to serve at thy Holy Aitar. and to the Holy Ghost;

To thee and to thy service I devote myAs it was in the beginning, is now, self, soul, body, and spirit-with all their and ever shall he, world witliout end. powers and faculties. Fit: my memory

Min. The law was given by Moses. with the words of thy law; enlighten

Perp. But grace and truth came by my understanding with the illumination Jour Christ.

of the Holy Ghost; and may all the Win & Poop. Who Is Gow over all, wishes and desires of my will centre in Menood for evermore. Amen. what thou best commanded. And to

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