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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. T 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 GLO YLORY be to God on high,

and in earth peace, good will THE peace of God, which towards men. We praise thee,

passeth all understanding, we bless thee, we worship, thee, knowledge and love of God, and

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

main with Jesus Christ; O Lord God, Lamb

you always. Amen.

1 If any of the consecrated Bread and Wine reof 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.

Here endeth the Order for the Administration of the Holy Communion.

THE FORM OF

Consecration of a Church or Chapel,

a 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 mouth 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 neighHE 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, o 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,

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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 of the Clergy as can be there accommodated. 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, Dorastucheas de out and

holy EARLY beloved in the Lord; wents, for offering to thy glorious

Majesty the sacrifices of

prayer men, as well under the law as un

and thanksgiving, for blessing thy der 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

the Congregation, shall say, men's minds with greater reverence for his glorious

Majesty
, and REGARD, O Lord, the sup;

plications of thy , votion and humility in his service : grant that whosoever shall be de

; which pious works have been ap

dicated to thee in this house by proved 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

ceived as a living member of pose of setting apart this place in Christ's Church, and may ever re

. 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 sure0

ETERNAL God, mighty ties at their Baptism, and there

in power and of majesty in- upon shall be confirmed by the comprehensible, whom the hea- Bishop, may receive such a meaven of heavens cannot contain, sure of thy Holy Spirit, that they much less the walls of temples may be enabled faithfully to fulfil made with hands; and who yet the same, and grow in grace unto hast been graciously pleased to their lives end. Amen. promise thy especial presence, Grant, O Lord, that whosoever wherever two or three of thy faith- shall receive in this place the blessfull servants shall assemble in thy ed sacrament of the body and

his face toward

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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 PSALMŠ, 84----122

service for the day. Holy Spirit grafting it inwardly in the heart, the hearers thereof may FIRST LESSON. 1 Kings 8th,

-132. 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.

Morning Prayer being ended, there shall be Grant, O Lord, that whosoever from the Book of Psalms in metre, Psal. xxvi.

verse 6, 7, 8, with the Gloria Patri. shall be joined together in this

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 thy 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 acThen 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

to verse 17. BE E ye not unequally yoked to

gether with unbelievers; for thee to put it into the hearts of thy what fellowship hath righteous

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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

1 The Sermon being ended, the Bishop shall proChrist with Belial? Or what part

ceed in the service for the Communion, if it is to hath 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

at that time, after the Sermon, and immediately the temple of God with Idols ? For

before the final blessing, the Bishop shall say ye are the temple of the Living the following Prayer : dweli in them and walk in them, B Lord 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 ü. verse 13. among the sons of men, and to ND the Jews' Passover was of the saints upon the earth; bless,

dwell in the midst of the assembly 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

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

Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. temple, and the sheep, and the oxen, and poured out the changers of THE peace of God, which passmoney, and overthrew the tables, 1 eth all understanding, keep 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 reme up.

main with you always. Amen.

A PRAYER

TO BE USED AT THE MEETINGS OF CONVENTION.

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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. 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 Cor vention 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 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. 1 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. Sigillum. we ,

TE do by these Presents give and grant unto you, in whose Learning, Diligence,

to perform the Oifice 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 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 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 belonging to the altar; so we authorise you to claim and enjoy all the accustomed temporalities appertain. ing 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 ultimate arbiter and judge. In witness whereof we have hereunto affixed our Episcopal seal and signature, at

this A. D. and in the

year of our consecration.

day of

Sigillum. WEndomes Parish Presents authorise

and empower you to exercise the office of a Priest

1 In the case of a Minister to be instituted in a State or Diocese in which there is no Bishop, the Clerioal Mem

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.

а in the (or Church) of in 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 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

day of

in the year

The day being appointed for the pew Incumbent's Institution, at the usual hour of Morning Prayer, the Institutor, 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

Member of the Vestry.supplying his place) bolding the keys of the Church in his hand,

in open view, the officiating Priest shall read Morning Prayer.

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