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and not the shepherd, whose own the agreement in the faith and knowledge sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, of God, and to that ripeness and perand leaveth the sheep, and fleeth; and fectness of age in CHRIST, that there be the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth no place left among you, either for error the sheep. The hireling fleeth because in religion, or for viciousness in life. he is an hireling, and careth not for the Forasmuch then as your office is both sheep. I am the good shepherd, and of so great excellency, and of so great know my sheep, and am known of mine. difficulty, ye see with how great care As the Father knoweth me, even so and study ye ought to apply yourselves, know I the Father: and I lay down my as well to show yourselves dutiful and life for the sheep. And other sheep I thankful unto that Lord who hath have, which are not of this fold; them | placed you in so high a dignity; as also also 1 must bring, and they shall hear to beware that neither you yourselves my voice: and there shall be one fold, offend, nor be occasion that others offend. and one shepherd.
Howbeit ye cannot have a mind and 1 Then the Bishop, shall say unto them as and ability is given of God alone: theremore move you to do your duties; ye
will thereto of yourselves; for that will
fore ye ought, and have need to pray YE have heard, brethren, as well earnestly for his holy Spirit. And seein your private examination, as in the ing that ye cannot by any other means exhortation which was now made to compass the doing of so weighty a work, you, and in the holy lessons taken out pertaining to the salvation of man, but of the gospel, and the writings of the with doctrine and exhortation taken out Apostles, of what dignity, and of how of the holy Scriptures, and with a life great importance this office is, where- agreeable to the same; consider how unto ye are called. And now again studious ye ought to be in reading and we exhort you in the name of our Lord learning the Scriptures, and in framing JESUS CHRIST, that ye have in remem- the manners both of yourselves, and of brance, into how high a dignity, and to them that specially pertain unto you, how weighty an office and charge ye according to the rule of the same Scripare called: that is to say, to be messen- tures; and for this self-same cause, how gers, watchmen, and stewards of the ye ought to forsake and set aside, as LORD ; to teach, and to premonish, much as ye may, all worldly cares and to feed and provide for the LORD's studies. family; to seek for Christ's sheep that We have good hope that ye have well are dispersed abroad, and for his children weighed these things with yourselves who are in the midst of this naughty long before this time; and that ye have world, that they may be saved through clearly determined, by God's grace, to Christ for ever.
give yourselves wholly to this office, Have always therefore printed in whereunto it hath pleased God to call your remembrance, how great a treasure you: so that, as much as lieth in you, is committed to your charge. For they ye will apply yourselves wholly to this are the sheep of Christ, which he one thing, and draw all your cares and bought with his death, and for whom studies this way; and that ye will conhe shed his blood. The Church and tinually pray to God the FATHER, by congregation whom you must serve, is the mediation of our only Saviour JESUS his spouse, and his body. And if it Christ, for the heavenly assistance of shall happen that the same Church, or the Holy Ghost; that by daily reading any member thereof, do take any hurt or and weighing the Scriptures, ye may hinderance by reason of your negligence, wax riper and stronger in your ministry; ye know the greatness of the fault, and and that ye may so endeavour yourselves also the horrible punishment that will from time to time to sanctify the lives ensue. Wherefore consider with your- of you and yours, and to fashion theni selves the end of the ministry towards after the rule and doctrine of Christ, the children of God, towards the spouse that ye may be wholesome and godly and body of Christ; and see that ye examples and patterns for the people to never cease your labour, your care and follow. diligence, until ye have done all that And now, that this present congrega lieth in you, according to your bounden tion of Curist may also understand duty, to bring all such as are or shall be your minds and wills in these things, committed to your charge, unto that and that this your promise may the
The Bishop. shall answer plainly to these things, WILL you be diligent to frame and which we, in the name of God, and of fashion your own selves, and your famihis Church, shall demand of you touch- lies, according to the doctrine of Christ; ing the same.
and to make both yourselves and them, DO you think in your heart, that you as much as in you lieth, wholesome are truly called, according to the will of examples and patterns to the flock of our Lord Jesus Christ, and according Christ? to the Canons of this Church, to the
Answer. I will apply myself thereto,
the Lord being my helper.
WILL you maintain and set forScriptures contain all doctrine required people, and especially among them that ARE you persuaded that the holy wards, as much as lieth in you, quietness,
peace, and love among all Christian as necessary for eternal salvation through are or shall be committed to your charge? faith in Jesus Christ and are you
Answer. I will so do, the LORD being determined, out of the said Scriptures to
my helper. instruct the people committed to your charge, and to teach nothing, as neces
The Bishop. sary to eternal salvation, but that which
WILL you reverently obey your you shall be persuaded may be concluded Bishop, and other chief ministers, who, and proved by the Scripture?
according to the Canons of the Church, Answer. I am so persuaded, and have may have the charge and government so determined, by Göd's grace.
over you; following with a glad mind The Bishop
and will their godly admonitions, and WILL you then give your faithful submitting yourselves to their godly
judgments ? diligence, always so to minister the doc
Answer. I will so do, the LORD being trine and sacraments, and the discipline of Christ, as the Lord hath command
my helper. ed, and as this Church hath received the 1 Then shall the Bishop, standing up, say, same, according to the commandments
ALMIGHTY God, who hath given of God; so that you may teach the people committed to your cure and you this will to do all these things, grant charge, with all diligence to keep and also unto you strength and power to observe the same ?
perform the same; that he may accomAnswer. I will so do, by the help of plish his work which he hath begun in the LORD
you, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord.
1 After this, the congregation shall be desired, WILL you be ready with all faithful secretly in their prayers, to make their humdiligence to banish and drive away from ble supplications to God for all these things: the Church all erroneous and strange
for the which prayers there shall be silence
kept for a space. doctrines contrary to God's word; and to use both public and private monitions " After which, shall be sung or said by the
Bishop, the persons to be ordained Priests and exhortations, as well to the sick as
all kneeling, Veni, Creator Spiritus ; the the whole within your cures, as need Bishop beginning, and the Priests and others shall require, and occasion shall be
that are present answering by verses, as given ? Answer. I will, the LORD being my
COME, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire, helper:
And lighten with celestial fire :
Thou the anointing Spirit art,
Who dost thy sevenfold gifts impart:
Thy blessed unction from above, WILL you be diligent in prayers, Is comfort, life, and fire of love: and in reading the holy Scriptures, and
Enable with perpetual light in such studies as help to the knowledge
The dulness of our blinded sight :
Anoint and cheer our soiled face of the same, laying asíde the study of the With the abundance of thy grace: world and the flesh ?
Keep far our foes, give peace at home, Answer. I will endeavour so to do,
Where thou art guide, no ill can come the Lord being my helper:
Teach us to know the FATHER, SON,
That through the ages all along
goodness towards us, hast given to us This may be our endless song ;
thy only and most dearly beloved Son Praise to thy eternal merit,
Jesus Christ, to be our redeemer, and FATHER, Son, and HOLY SPIRIT.
the author of everlasting life; who after Bei ; I Or this:
he had made perfect our redemption by COME, HOLY GHOST, eternal GOD,
his death, and was ascended into heaven, Proceeding from above, Both from the FATHER and the Son,
sent abroad into the world his Apostles, The God of peace and love;
Prophets, Evangelists, Doctors, and Visit our minds, into our hearts
Pastors; by whose labour and ministry Thy heavenly grace inspire; That truth and godliness we may
he gathered together a great flock in all Pursue with full desire.
the parts of the world, to set forth the Thou art the very Comforter
eternal praise of thy holy name : for In grief and all distress;
these so great benefits of thy eternal The heavenly gift of God most High; No tongue can it express;
goodness, and for that thou hast vouchThe fountain and the living spring
safed to call these thy servants here Of joy celestial ;
present to the same office and ministry The fire so bright, the love so sweet, The unction spiritual.
appointed for the salvation of mankind, Thou in thy gifts art manifold,
we render unto thee most hearty thanks, By them CHRIST's Church doth stand: we praise and worship thee; and we In faithful hearts thou writ'st thy law, the finger of God's hand.
humbly beseech thee by the same thy According to thy promise, LORD,
blessed Son, to grant unto all, which Thou givest speech with grace ;
either here or elsewhere call upon thy That, through thy help, God's praises may holy name, that we may continue to Resound in every place,
show ourselves thankful unto thee for O Holy Ghost, into our minds Send down thy heavenly light;
these and all thy other benefits; and Kindle our hearts with fervent zeal, that we may daily increase and go forTo serve God day and night:
wards in the knowledge and faith of Our weakness strengthen and confirm, For, LORD, thou know'st us frail;
thee and thy Son, by the Holy Spirit: That 'neither devil, world, nor flesh
so that as well by these thy ministers, as Against us may prevail.
by them over whom they shall be apPut back our enemies far from us, .
pointed thy ministers, thy holy name And help us to obtain Peace in our hearts with God and man,
may be for ever glorified, and thy blessed The best, the truest gain;.
kingdom_enlarged, through the same And grant that thou being, O LORD, thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who Our leader and our guide,
liveth and reigneth with thee in the We may escape the snares of sin, And never from thee slide.
unity of the same Holy Spirit, world Such measures of thy powerful grace without end. Amen.
Grant, LORD, to us, we pray; That thou may'st be our Comforter | When this prayer is done, the Bishop with At the last dreadful day.
the Priests présent, shall lay their hands Of strife and of dissension
severally upon the head of every one that Dissolve, O LORD, the bands,
receiveth the order of Priesthood; the reAnd knit the knots of peace and love ceivers humbly kneeling, and the Bishop +1. Throughout all Christian lands.
saying, Grant us the grace that we may know The FATHER of all might,
RECEIVE the Holy Ghost for the That we of his beloved Son,
office and work of a Priest in the Church <!) May gain the blissful sight;
of God, now committed unto thee by And that we may with perfect faith Ever acknowledge thee,
the imposition of our hands: whose sins The SPIRIT of FATHER, and of Son, thou dost forgive, they are forgiven: and One God in Persons three.
whose sins thou dost retain, they are To God the FATHER laud and praise, And to his blessed Son,
retained: And be thou a faithful disAnd to the Holy SPIRIT of grace,
penser of the word of God, and of his Co-equal Three in One. tihti ki holy sacraments: In the name of the And pray we, that our only LORD 1949938! Father, and of the Son, and of the
Would please his Spirit to send raris Holy GHOST. Amen.
TAKE thou authority to execute the office of a Priest in the Church of God
now committed to thee by the imposition ALMIGHTY God and heavenly cf our hands; and be thou a faithful Father, who, of thine infinite love and dispenser of the word of God, and of his
15. Let us pray.
go on in
holy sacraments: In the name of the heavenly blessing; that they may be FATHER, and of the Son, and of the clothed with righteousness, and that thy Holy Ghost. Amen.
word spoken by their mouths may have I Then the Bishop shall deliver unto every one such success, that it may never be spoken
of them kneeling, the Bible into his hand, in vain. Grant also, that we may have saying,
grace to hear and receive what they TAKE thou authority to preach the shall deliver out of thy most holy word, word of God, and to minister the holy or agreeably to the same, as the means sacraments in the congregation where of our salvation; that in all our words thou shalt be lawfully appointed there and deeds we may seek thy glory, and unto.
the increase of thy kingdom, through
JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen. When this is done, the Bishop shall the Service of the Communion, which all they who receive Orders shall take together, THE peace of God, which passeth and remain in the same place where hands all understanding, keep your hearts and were laid upon them, until such time as they minds in the knowledge and love of
have received the Communion. 1 The Communion being done, after the last GOD, and of his Son JESUS CHRIST collect, and immediately before the Benedic
our Lord: And the blessing of GOD tion, shall be said this Collect.
ALMIGHTY, the FATHER, the Son, and MOST merciful Father, we beseech the Holy Ghost, be amongst you, and thee to send upon these thy servants thy I remain with you always. Amen. 9 And if, on the same day, the Order of Deacons be given to some, and the Order of Priesthood
to others; the Deacons shall be first presented, and then the Priests; and it shall suffice that the Litany be once said for both. The Collects shall both be used; first, that for Deacons, then that for Priests. The Epistle shall be Ephesians iv. 7 to 13, as before in this office. Imme. diately after which, they that are to be made Deacons, shall be examined, and ordained, as is above prescribed. Then one of them having read the Gospel, which shall be either out of Saint Matthew ix. 36, as before in this office; or else Saint Luke xii. 35 to 38, as before in the form for the Ordering of Deacons, they that are to be made Priests, shall likewise be examined, and ordained, as in this office before appointed.
THE FORM OF
ORDAINING OR CONSECRATING A BISHOP.
1 When all things are duly prepared in the church, and set in order, after Morning Prayer is
ended, the Presiding Bishop, or some other Bishop appointed by the Bishops present, shall begin the Communion Service, in which this shall be The Collect.
blameless, the husband of one wife, ALMIGHTY God, who by thy Son vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given Jesus Christ didst give to thy holy wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy
to hospitality, apt to teach, not given to Apostles many excellent gifts, and didst
lucre, but patient, not a brawler, not charge them to feed thy flocks; give covetous; one that ruleth well his own grace, we beseech thee, to all Bishops, house, having his children in subjection the pastors of thy Church, that they with all gravity; for if a man know not may diligently preach thy word, and how to rule his own house, how shall he duly administer the godly discipline take care of the Church of God ? not a thereof; and grant to the people, that
novice, lest being lifted up with pride he they may obediently follow the same; fall into the condemnation of the devil. that all may receive the crown of ever- Moreover he must have a good report lasting glory, through Jesus Christ our of them which are without; lest he Lord. Amen.
fall into reproach, and the snare of the And another Bishop shall read
À Or this:
For the Epistle. Acts xx. 17. desire the office of a Bishop, he desireth FROM Miletus, Paul sent to Ephea good work. A Bishop then must be sus, and called the Elders of the Churchia
And where they were come to him, he Then another Bishop shall read
The Gospel. St. John xxi. 15.
I my life dear unto myself, so that I might
Or this: St. John xx. 19. mi aid finish my course with joy, and the
THE same day at evening, being the ministry which I have received of the first day of the week, when the doors Lord Jesus; to testify the Gospel of the were shut where the disciples were grace of God. And now, behold, I assembled for fear of the Jews, came know that ye all, among whom I have Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith gone preaching the kingdom of God, unto them, Peace be unto you. And shall see my face no more. Wherefore when he had so said, he showed unto I take you to record this day, that I am them his hands and his side. Then pure from the blood of all men: for I were the disciples glad, when they saw have not shunned to declare unto you the Lord. Then saith Jesus to them all the counsel of God. Take heed, again, Peace be unto you: as my Father therefore, unto yourselves, and to all the hath sent me, even so send I you. And flock, over the which the Holy Ghost when he had said this, he breathed on hath made you overseers, to feed the them, and saith unto them, Receive ye Church of God, which he hath pur- the Holy Ghost; whose soever sins ye chased with his own blood. For I remit, they are remitted unto them; and know this, that after my departing shall whose soever sins ye retain, they are grievous wolves enter in among you, not retained. sparing the flock. Also of your own 1 Or this: St. Matt. xxviii. 18. stod selves shall men arise speaking
perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.
JESUS came and spake unto them, Therefore watch, and remember, that saying, All power is given unto me in by the space of three years, I ceased not and teach all nations, baptizing them in
heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore to warn every one, night and day, with the name of the Father,
and of the Son, tears. And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his and of the Holy Ghost; teaching them
to observe all things whatsoever I have grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all
commanded you: and lo, I am with you them which are sanctified. I have alway, even unto the end of the world. coveted no man's silver, or gold, or After the Gospel and the Sermon are ended, apparel : yea, ye yourselves know, that the elected Bishop, vested with his rochet, these hands have ministered unto my
shall be presented by two Bishops of this
Church unto the Presiding Bishop, or to the necessities, and to them that were with
Bishop appointed, sitting in his chair near me. I have showed you all things, the holy table; the Bishops who present him how that so labouring ye ought to saying, but a support the weak; and to remember REVEREND father in God, we the words of the Lord Jesus, how he present unto you this godly and wellsaid, It is more blessed to give than to learned man to be ordained and conse receive.gada loja platsee crated Bishop.