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precious death and passion of thy takest away the sins of the world, dear Son. And we most humbly have mercy upon us : Thou who beseech thee, O heavenly Father, takest away the sins of the world, so to assist us with thy grace, that receive our prayer: Thou who sitwe may continue in that holy fel- test at the right hand of God the lowship, and do all such good works Father, have mercy upon us. as thou hast prepared for us to walk For thou only art holy; thou in, through Jesus Christ our Lord; only art the Lord; thou only, O to whom, with thee and the Holy Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art Ghost, be all honour and glory, most High in the Glory of God world without end. Amen. the Father. Amen. I Then shall be said or sung, all standing, Gloria in 1 Then the Bishop shall let them depart with this Excelsis,or some proper Hymn from the Selection.
blessing ILORY be to God on high,
THE towards men. We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, keep your hearts and minds in the we glorify thee, we give thanks of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord : to thee for thy great glory, O Lord And the blessing of God Almighty, God, heavenly King, God the Fa- the Father, the Son, and the Holy ther Almighty.
O Lord, the only begotten Son Ghost, be amongst you, and re Jesus Christ; O Lord God, Lamb
main with you always. Amen.
1 If any of the consecrated Bread and Wine re. of God, Son of the Father, who main after the Communion, it shall not be carried takest away the sins of the world, out of the Church; but the Bishop and other
Communicants shall, immediately after the Blesshave mercy upon us : Thou who
ing, reverently eat and drink the same.
and in earth peace, good wili THE peace of God, which
Here endeth the Order for the Administration of the Holy Communion.
THE FORM OF
Consecration of a Church or Chapel,
According to the Order of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, as esta.
blished by the Bishops, the Clergy, and Laity of said Church, in General Convention, in the month of September, A. D. 1799.
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| The Bishop is to be received at the entrance of the Church or Chapel by the Churcb-wardens and
Vestrymen, or some other Persons appointed for that purpose. The Bishop and the Clergy who are present, shall go up the aisle of the Church or Chapel, to the Communion Table, repeating the 24th Psalm alternately, the Bishop one verse, and the Clergy another. Psalm xxiv.
nor sworn to deceive his neighTHE earth is the Lord's and bour.
5 He shall receive the blessing pass of the world, and they that from the Lord, and righteousness dwell therein.
from the God of his salvation. 2 For he hath founded it upon 6 This is the generation of them the seas, and prepared it upon the that seek him ; even of them that floods.
seek thy face, O Jacob. 3 Who shall ascend into the hill 7 Lift up your heads, 0 ye of the Lord, or who shall rise up in gates; and be ye lift up, ye everhis holy place!
lasting door : and the King of 4 Even he that hath clean hands Glory shall come in. and a pure heart; and that hath 8 Who is the King of Glory? not lift up his mind unto vanity, it is the Lord strong and mighty,
even the Lord mighty in battle.name to offer up their praises and
9 Lift up your heads, O ye supplications unto thee; vouchgates; and be ye lift up, ye ever- safe, O Lord, to be present with lasting doors : and the King of us, who are here gathered together, Glory shall come in.
with all humility and readiness of 10 Who is the King of Glory? heart, to consecrate this place to even the Lord of hosts, he is the the honour of thy great name; seKing of Glory.
parating it henceforth from all unI The Bishop shall go within the rails, with such hallowed, ordinary and common instruments of donation and endowment, if there vice, for reading thy holy word, The Bishop, sitting in his chair
, shall have the uses, and dedicating it to thy serbe any presented to him, and then standing up, for celebrating thy holy sacraand turning to the Congregation, shall say, EARLY beloved in the Lord; Ments, for offering to thy glorious
forasmuch as devout and holy Majesty the sacrifices of prayer men, as well under the law as under the gospel, moved either by people in thy name, and for the perthe express command of God, or formance of all other holy offices : by the secret inspiration of the accept, O Lord, this service at our blessed Spirit, and acting agreeably hands, and bless it with such sucto their own reason and sense of cess as may tend most to thy glory, the natural decency of things, have and the furtherance of our happierected houses for the public wor-ness both temporal and spiritual, ship of God, and separated them through Jesus Christ our blessed from all unhallowed, worldly, and Lord and Saviour. Amen. common uses, in order to fill After this the Bishop shall stand up, and turning
his face towards the Congregation, shall say, rence for his glorious Majesty,
and Rplications of thy servants, and
EGARD, affect their hearts with more devotion and humility in his service Igrant that whosoever shall be dewhich pious works have been
dicated to thee in this house by
approved of and graciously accepted Baptism, may be sanctified by the by our heavenly Father: Let us Holy Ghost, delivered from thy not doubt but that he will also fa- wrath and eternal death, and revourably approve our godly pur. Christ's Church, and may ever re
ceived as a
a living member of pose of setting apart this place in solemn manner, for the perform- main in the number of thy faithful ance of the several offices of reli
children. Amen. gious worship, and let us faithfully
Grant, O Lord, that they who and devoutly beg his blessing on at this place shall in their own this our undertaking.
persons renew the promises and Then the Bishop kneeling, shall say the following
vows which they made, or which
were made for them by their sureO
ETERNAL God, mighty ties at their Baptism, and there-
power and of majesty in- upon shall be confirmed by the
blood of Christ, may come to that servants, to appropriate and devote holy ordinance with faith, charity, this house to thy honour and worand true repentance; and being ship; and grant that all who shall filled with thy grace and heavenly enjoy the benefit of this pious benediction, may, to their great work, may show forth their thankand endless comfort, obtain remis- fulness, by making a right use of sion of their sins, and all other it, to the glory of thy blessed benefits of his passion. Amen. name, through Jesus Christ our
Grant, O Lord, that by thy holy Lord. Amen. word which shall be read and 1 After this the Minister appointed is to read the preached in this place, and by thy PROPER PSALMS, 84----122
service for the day. Holy Spirit grafting it inwardly in
----132. the heart, the hearers thereof may FIRST LESSON. 1 Kings 8th, both perceive and know what
verse 22 to verse 63. things they ought to do, and may SECOND LESSON. Heb. 10th, have power and strength to fulfil
verse 19 to verse 27. the same. Amen.
1 Morning Prayer being ended, there shall be sung Grant, O Lord, that whosoever from the Book of Psalms in metre, Psal. xxvi. shall be joined together in this
verse 6, 7, 8, with the Gloria Patri.
T The Bishop shall then proceed to the Commaplace in the holy estate of matri nion Service. The following shall be the Colmony, may faithfully perform and lect, Epistle, and Gospel, for the occasion. keep the vow and covenant be
The Collect. tween them made, and may re
MOST glorious Lord, we main in perfect love together unto
acknowledge that we are not their lives' end. Amen.
worthy to offer unto thee any Grant, we beseech thee, blessed thing belonging unto us; yet we Lord, that whosoever shall draw beseech thee in thy great goodness, near to thee in this place, to give graciously to accept the dedication thee thanks for the benefits which of this place to thy service, and to they have received at thy hands, prosper this our undertaking; reto set forth thy most worthy praise, ceive the prayers and intercesto confess their sins unto thee, and sions of all those thy servants, who to ask such things as are requisite shall call upon thee in this house; and necessary as well for the body and give them grace to prepare as for the soul, may do it with their hearts to serve thee with resuch steadiness of faith, and with verence and godly fear; affect them such seriousness, affection, and de- with an awful apprehension of thị votion of mind, that thou mayest Divine Majesty, and a deep sense accept their bounden duty and ser- of their own unworthiness; that vice, and vouchsafe to give what- so approaching thy sanctuary with ever in thy infinite wisdom thou lowliness and devotion, and coming shalt see to be most expedient for before thee with clean thoughts them: all which we beg for Jesus and pure hearts, with bodies undeChrist's sake our most blessed filed, and minds sanctified, they Lord and Saviour. Amen. may always perform a service acI Then the Bishop sitting in his chair, the sentence
ceptable to thee, through Jesus of Consecration is to be read by some person ap
Christ our Lord. Amen. pointed by him, and then laid by him upon the The Epistle. 2 Cor. vi. verse 14 Communion Table,-after which the Bishop
to verse 17. be
O DE ye not unequally yoked to
gether with unbelievers; for thee to put it into the hearts of thy what fellowship hath righteous
BL Lord, that it hath pleased
ness with unrighteousness? And " Then shall be said or sung the 100th Psalm. what communion hath light with Here shall follow the Sermon. darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial ? Or what parts" ceed in the service for the Communion, if it is to
| The Sermon being ended, the Bishop shall prohath he that believeth with an In be administered at that time. fidel? And what agreement hath 1 After the Communion, or if it is not administered the temple of God with Idols ? For at that time, after the Sermon, and immediately
before the final blessing, the Bishop shall say ye are the temple of the Living the following Prayer : dwell in them and walk in them, BLEord God, for that it hath and I will be their God, and they pleased thee to have thy habitation shall be my people. The Gospel." St. John ii. verse 13. dwell in the midst of the assembly
ND the Jews' Passover was of the saints upon the earth; bless,
at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem, and found in the we beseech thee, the religious pertemple those that sold oxen, and formance of this day, and grant that sheep, and doves, and the chan- in this place now set apart to thy gers of money sitting: And when service, thy holy name may be he had made a scourge of small worshipped in truth and purity cords, he drove them all out of the through all generations, through temple, and the sheep, and the ox- Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. en, and poured out the changers of THE peace of God, which passmoney, and overthrew the tables,
, and said unto them that sold doves, your hearts and minds in the know“Take these things hence; make ledge and love of God, and of his not my Father's house an house of Son Jesus Christ our Lord; and merchandise.” And his disciples the blessing of God Almighty, the remembered that it was written, Father, the Son, and the Holy The zeal of thine house hath eaten Ghost, be amongst you, and re
main with you always. Amen.
TO BE USED AT THE MEETINGS OF CONVENTION.
preside in the councils of the blessed Apostles, and hast 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 of thy dispersed sheep, being gathered into one fold, shall become partakers of everlasting life, through the merits and death of Jesus Christ our Saviour. 4 men.
AN OFFICE OF
Prescribed by the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America ; established in General Cot vention of the Bishops, the Clergy, and Laity, 1804; and set forth, with alterations, in General Convention, 1803,
I The Bishop having received due Notice of the Election of a Minister into a Parish or Church, as prescribed by
the Canon “concerning the Election and Institution of Ministers," and being satisfied that " the Person chosen is a qualified Minister of this Church,” may transmit the following Letter of 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 Institution may be omitted, where it in
terferes with the Usages, Laws, or Charters of the Church in the same,
To our well-beloved in Christ, A. B. Presbyter, Greeting.
to perform the Office of a Priest in the Parish (or Church) of E. And also hereby do Signat. institute you into said Parish for Church,) possessed of full power to perform every
Act of sacerdotal Function among the People of the saine; 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 Pector (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 10 you; not as a man-pleaser, but as continually bearing in mind, that you are accountable 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 belong ing to the altar; so we authorise you 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 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 dissolution of all sacerdotal connection between you and them, we, your Bishop, with the advice of our Presbyters, are to be the ultiinate 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.
1 In the case of a Minister to be instituted in a State or Diocese in which there is no Bishop, the Clerioal Memo
bers of the Standing Committee shall send the following Letter of Institution, for the proposed Minister, to the Presbyter whom they may appoint as Institutor.
To our well-beloved in Christ, A. B. Presbyter, Greeting.
in the Parish (or Church) of E. And by virtue of the power vested in us, do institute
you into said Parish for 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 accountable 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
I The day being appointed for the new Incumbent's Institution, at the usual hour of Morning Prayer, the Insti
tutor, attended by the new Incumbent, and one or more Presbyters appointed by the Bishop. (or, where there is no Bishop, by the Clerical Members of the Standing Committee) for that purpose, shall enter the Church :. Then, all the Clergy present standing without the rails of the Altar, except the officiating Priest, who shall go into the desk ; the Wardens, (or, in case of their necessary absence, two Members of the Vestry) standing on the right and left of the Altar, without the rails; the Senior Warden, (or the Meinber
of the Vestry supplying bis place) bolding the keys of the Church in his hand,
in open view, the officiating Priest shall read Morning Prayer.