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Then the Archbishop, sitting in his chair, shall all things an example of good works say to him that is to be Consecrated,

unto others, that the adversary may be BROTHER, forasmuch as the holy ashamed, having nothing to say against command, that we should not be hasty Answer. I will so do, the Lord being in laying on hands, and admitting any my helper. person to Government in the Church of

The Archbishop. Christ, which he hath purchased with WILL you maintain and set forno less price than the effusion of his

ward, as much as shall lie in you, own blood; before I admit you to this quietness, love, and peace among all Administration, I will examine you in men; and such as be unquiet, disobedi. certain Articles, to the end that the Con- ent, and criminous, within your Diocese, gregation present may have a trial, and correct and punish, according to such bear witness, how you be minded to be authority as you have by God's Word, have yourself in the Church of God.

and as to you shall be committed by

the Ordinance of this Realm ? RE you persuaded that you be truly

Answer. I will so do, by the help of

God. ing to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ,

The Archbishop. and the order of this Realm ?

WI Answer. I am so persuaded.

TILL you be faithful in Ordaining,

sending, or laying hands upon The Archbishop.

others ? AR RE you persuaded that the holy Answer. I will so be, by the help of

Scriptures contain sufficiently all God. doctrine required of necessity for eternal

The Archbishop. salvation through faith in Jesus Christ? W

TILL you shew yourself gentle, and And are you determined out of the same

be merciful for Christ's sake to holy Scriptures to instruct the people poor and needy people, and to all strancommitted to your charge; and to teach gers destitute of help? or maintain nothing as required of neces- Answer. I will so shew myself, by sity to eternal salvation, but that which God's help. you shall be persuaded may be concluded Then the Archbishop standing up shall say, and proved by the same ? Answer. I am so persuaded, and de- AL

LMIGHTY God, our heavenly Fa. termined, by God's grace.

ther, who hath given you a good

will to do all these things, Grant also The Archbishop.

unto you strength and power to perform Wh

ILL you then faithfully exercise the same; that, he accomplishing in you

yourself in the same holy Scrip- the good work which he hath begun, you tures, and call upon God by prayer, for may be found perfect and irreprehenthe true understanding of the same; so sible at the latter day; through Jesus as you may be able by them to teach and Christ our Lord. Amen. exhort with wholesome Doctrine, and to withstand and convince the gainsayers ?

Then shall the Bishop elect put on the rest

of the Episcopal habit ; and kneeling down, Answer. I will so do, by the help of Veni, Creator Spiritus, shall be sung or said God.

over him, the Archbishop beginning, and the The Archbishop.

Bishops, with others that are present, answer AN

RE you ready, with all faithful dili- ing by verses, as followeth. gence, to banish and drive away all Comme

YOME, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire, erroneous and strange doctrine contrary And lighten with celestial fire. to God's Word; and both privately and Thou the anointing Spirit art, openly to call upon and encourage Who dost thy seven-fold gifts impart. others to the same?

Thy blessed Unction from above, Answer. I am ready, the Lord being Is comfort, life, and fire of love. my helper.

Enable with perpetual light
The Archbishop.

The dulness of our blinded sight.
W Wormou deny all ungodliness and Anoint and cheer our soiled face

worldly lusts, and live soberly, with the abundance of thy grace. righteously, and godly, in this present Keep far our foes, give peace at home: world ; that you may shew yourself in Where thou art guide, no il can come.

G

COME Holy Ghost, eternal God,

Let us pray

MOST merciful Father, we beseech

Teach us to know the Father, Son,

Then the Archbishop shall deliver him the And thee, of both, to be but One.

Bible, saying, That, through the ages all along,

LIVE heed unto reading, exhortaThis may be our endless song;

tion, and doctrine. Think upon Praise to thy eternal merit,

the things contained in this Book. Be Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

diligent in them, that the increase com

ing thereby may be manifest unto all men. Or this:

Take heed unto thyself, and to doctrine,

and be diligent in doing them : for by c

doing thou shalt both save thyselt As before in the Form for Ordering

and them that hear thee. Be to the flock Priests.

of Christ a shepherd, not a wolf; feed

them, devour them not. Hold up the That ended, the Archbishop shall say, weak, heal the sick, bind up the broken, Lord, hear our prayer.

bring again the out-casts, seek the lost. Answer. And let our cry come to Be so merciful, that you be not too rethee,

miss ; so minister discipline, that you forget not mercy : that when the chief

Shepherd shall appear you may receive A

LMIGHTY God, and most merciful the never-fading crown of glory; through

Father, who of thine infinite good. Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. ness hast given thine only and dearly beloved Son Jesus Christ, to be our Re. Then the Archbishop shall proceed in the deemer, and the Author of everlasting

Communion-Service ; with whom the new life; who, after that he had made per

Consecrated Bishop (with others) shall also

communicate. fect our Redemption by his death, and was ascended into heaven, poured down And for the last Collect, immediately before his gifts abundantly upon men, making

the Benediction, shall be said these Prayers. some Apostles, some Prophets, some Evangelists, some Pastors and Doctors, to the edifying and making perfect his servant thy heavenly blessing; and so Church ; Grant, we beseech thee, to endue him with thy holy Spirit, that he, this thy servant such grace, that he may preaching thy Word, may not only be evermore be ready to spread abroad thy earnest to reprove, beseech, and rebuke Gospel, the glad tidings of reconciliation with all patience and doctrine; but also with thee; and use the authority given may be to such as believe a wholesome him, not to destruction, but to salva- example, in word, in conversation, in tion; not to hurt, but to help: so that love, in faith, in chastity, and in purity; as a wise and faithful servant, giving to that, faithfully fulfilling his course, at the thy family their portion in due season, latter day he may receive the crown of he may at last be received into everlast. righteousnes3 laid up by the Lord the ing joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, righteous Judge, who liveth and reigneth who, with thee and the Holy Ghost one God with the Father and the Holy liveth and reigneth, one God, world Ghost, world without end. Amen. without end. Amen.

REVENT us, O Lord, in all our Then the Archbishop and Bishops present

doings, with thy most gracious fashall lay their hands upon the head of the vour, and further us with thy continual elected Bishop kneeling before them upon his help; that in all our works begun, conknees, the Archbishop saying,

tinued, and ended in thee, we may gloRECEIVE the holy Ghost, for the mifereby

biely Name, and finally by thy Office and Work of a Bishop in mercy obtain everlasting life; through the Church of God, now committed un

Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. to thee by the Imposition of our hands;

THE peace of God, which passeth all In the Name of the Father, and of the understanding, keep your hearts Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. and minds in the knowledge and love And remember that thou stir up the of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ grace of God which is given thee by our Lord : And the blessing of God this Imposition of our hands : for God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the hath not given us the spirit of fear, but Holy Ghost be amongst you, and remain of power, and love, and soberness.

with you always. Amen.

PRE

PRAYER WITHI THANKSGIVING

TO ALMIGHTY GOD; To be used in all Churches and Chapels within this Realın, every Year, upon

the Twentieth Day of June; being the Day on which Her Majesty began her happy Reign.

4 The Service shall be the same with the usual Office for Holy-days in all things ;

except where it is in this Office otherwise appointed. 1 If this Day shall happen to be Sunday, this whole office shall be used, as it fol

loweth, entirely. Morning Prayer shall begin with these

In her time let the righteous flourish: Sentences.

and let peace be in all our borders. I

EXHORT that first of all, Supplica- Psalm 1xxii. 7. and cxlvii. 14. tions, Prayers, Intercessions, and giv

As for her enemies, clothe them with ing of Thanks, be made for all men; for shame : but upon herself let her crowon Kings, and for all that are in Authority; flourish. Psalm cxxxii. 19. that we may lead a quiet and peaceable

Blessed be the Lord God, even the life, in all godliness and honesty : For God of Israel : which only doeth won. this is good and acceptable unto God drous things. Psalm lxxii. 18. our Saviour. 1 Tim. ii. 1, 2, 3.

And blessed be the Name of his Ma. If we say that we have no sin, we de- jesty for ever : and all the earth shall bo ceive ourselves, and the truth is not in filled with his Majesty. Amen, Amen. us; but, if we confess our sins, he is Ver. 19. faithful and just to forgive us our sins, Glory be to the Father, and to the and to cleanse us from all unrighteous- Son : and to the Holy Ghost; ness. 1 St. John i. 8, 9.

As it was in the beginning, is now,

and ever shall be : world without end. Instead of Venite cxultemus the Hymn fol

Amon. lowing shall be said or sung; one Verse by the Priest, and another by the Clerk and people. Proper Psalms. XX, xxi, ci.

Proper Lessons. O ;

lent is thy Name in all the world! The First, Josh, i, to the end of the Psalm viii. 1.

ninth Verse. Lord, what is man, that thou hast such

Te Deum. respect unto him: or the son of man, that

The Second, Rom. xiii. thou so regardest him! Psalm cxliv. 3,

Jubilate Deo. The merciful and gracious Lord hath

The Suffrages next after the Creed shall 80 done his marvellous works : that

stand thus, they ought to be had in remembrance. Priest. O Lord, shew thy mercy upPsalm cxi. 4.

O that men would therefore praise the Answer. And grant us thy salvation. Lord for his goodness : and declare the Pricst. O Lord, save the Queen; wonders that he doeth for the children Answer. Who putteth her trust in of men! Psalm cvii. 21.

thee. Behold, O God our defender : and Priest. Send her help from thy holy look upon the face of thine Anointed. place. Psalm lxxxiv. 9.

Answer. And evermore mightily deOnou thou up her goings in thy paths : fend her. that her footsteps slip not. Psalm xvii. 5. Priest. Let her enemies have no ad.

Grant the Queen a long life : and vantage against her. make her glad with the joy of thy coun- Answer. Let not the wicked approach tenance. Psalm Ixi. 6. and xxi. 6.

to hurt her. Let her drwell before thee for ever : Priest. Endue thy Ministers with O prepare thy loving mercy and faith righteousness. fulness, that they may preserve her. Answer. And make thy chosen peoplo Psalm Ixi. 7.

joyful.

on us.

A FORM OF PRAYER FOR THE TWENTIETH OF JUNE.

Priest. O Lord, save thy people. and endless favour, may continue beAnswer. And bless thine inheritance. fore thee in health, peace, joy, and

Priest. Give peace in our time, o honour, and may live long and happy Lord.

lives upon earth, and after death obAnswer. Because there is none other tain everlasting life and glory in the that fighteth for us, but only thou, o kingdom of heaven, by the Merits and Cod.

Mediation of Christ Jesus our Saviour, Priest. Be unto us, O Lord, a strong who with the Father and the Holy tower;

Spirit, liveth and reigneth ever one Answer. From the face of our ene- God, world without end. Amen. mies.

{Then shall follow this Collect, for God's protecPriest, O Lord, hear our prayer; tion of the Queen against all her enemies. Answer. And let our cry come unto MO

OST gracious God, who hast set thy thee.

servant VICTORIA our Queen upf Instead of the first Collect at Morning on the Throne of her Ancestors, we most

Prayer shall be used this following Collect humbly beseech thee to protect her on of Thanksgiving for Her Majesty's Accession the same from all the dangers to which to the Throne.

she may be exposed ; Hide her from the AL LMIGHTY God, who rulest over gathering together of the froward, and

all the kingdoms of the World, and from the insurrection of wicked doers; disposest of them according to thy good Do thou weaken the hands, blast the pleasure ; We yield thee unfeigned designs, and defeat the enterprizes of all thanks, for that thou wast pleased, as her enemies, that no secret conspiracies, on this day, to place thy Servant our nor open violences, may disquiet her Sovereign Lady, Queen VICTORIA up. Reign; but that, being safely kept under on the Throne of this Realm. Let thy the shadow of thy wing, and supported wisdom be her guide, and let thine arm by thy power, she may triumph over strengthen her; let justice, truth, and all opposition; that so the world may holiness, let peace and love, and all those acknowledge thee to be her defender virtues that adorn the Christian Profes- and mighty deliverer in all difficulties sion, flourish in her days; direct all her and adversities; through Jesus Christ counsels and endeavours to thy glory, our Lord. Amen. and the welfare of her people; and give then the Prayer for the High Court of Parus grace to obey her cheerfully and liament (if sitting.) willingly for conscience sake; that nei. In the Communion Service, immediately bether our sinful passions, nor our private fore the reading of the Epistle, instead of the interests, may disappoint her cares for Collect for the Queen, and that of the Day, the publick good ; let her always pos

shall be used this Prayer for the Queen, as sess the hearts of her people, that they

supreme Governour of this Church, may never be wanting in honour to her BLESSE, D. Lord, who hast called

Christian Princes to Authority ; let her Reign be long and thy Faith, and hast made it their duty prosperous, and crown her with im- to promote the spiritual welfare, togemortality in the life to come; through ther with the temporal interest of their Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

people; We acknowledge with humble In the end of the Litany (which shall always and thankful hearts thy great goodness be used upon this Day) after the Collect (We to us, in setting thy Servant our most bumbly beseech thee, O Father, &c.) shall gracious Queen over this Church and the following Prayer, for the Queen and Royal Nation ; Give her, we beseech thee, all Family, be used.

those heavenly graces that are requisite O a ;

governest all things in heaven and thee her God prosper in her hands, Let earth; receive our humble prayers, with her eyes behold the success of her deour hearty thanksgivings, for our Sove- signs for the service of thy true Religion reign Lady VICTORIA, as on this day, established amongst us; And make her set over us by thy grace and providence to a blessed instrument of protecting and be our Queen; and so together with her advancing thy Truth, wherever it is perbless Albert Edward Prince of Wales, and secuted and oppressed; Let Hypocrisy all the Royal Family; that they all, ever and Profaneness, Superstition and Idoltrusting in thy goodness, protected by thy atry, fly before her face; Let not Heresies power, and crowned with thy gracious and false Doctrines disturb the peace of ears, may through thy grace be so graft. The Gospel, St. Matth. xxii. 16. ed inwardly in our hearts, that they may

A FORM OF PRAYER FOR THE TWENTIETH OF JUNE.

the Church, nor Schisms and causeless After the Nicene Creed shall follow the Divisions weaken it; But grant us to be

Sermon. of one heart and one mind in serving f In the Offertory shall this Sentence be read: thee our

God, and obeying her according LET your light so shine before men, :

, may be continued to after-ages, let there and glorify your Father which is in never be one wanting in her house to heaven. St. Matth. v. 16. succeed her in the government of this After the Prayer (For the whole State of United Kingdom, that our posterity Christ's Church &c.] these Collects following may see her children's children, and shall be used. peace upon Israel. So we that are thy

A Prayer for Unity. people, and sheep of thy pasture, shall

O

GOD the Father of our Lord Jesus give thee thanks for ever, and will al. Christ, our only Saviour, the Prince ways be shewing forth thy praise from of Peace; Give us grace seriously to lay generation to generation. Amen. to heart the great dangers we are in by

The Epistle. 1 St. Pet. ii. 11. our unhappy divisions. Take away all DEARLY beloved, I beseech you as hatred and prejudice, and whatsoever

strangers and pilgrims, abstain else may hinder us from godly Union from fleshly lusts, which war against the and Concord : that, as there is but one soul; having your conversation honest Body, and one Spirit, and one Hope of among the Gentiles : that, whereas they our Calling, one Lord, one Faith, one speak against you as evil-doers, they Baptism, one God and Father of us all, may, by your good works which they so we may henceforth be all of one shall behold, glorify God in the day of heart, and of one soul, united in one visitation. Submit yourselves to every holy bond of Truth and Peace, of Faith ordinance of man for the Lord's sake; and Charity, and may with one mind whether it be to the King, as supreme; and one mouth glorify thee; through or unto governours, as unto them that Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. are sent by him for the punishment of Ghat the course of this world may

O , evil-doers, and for the praise of them that do well. For so is the will of God, be so peaceably ordered by thy govern. that with well-doing ye may put to ance, that thy Church may joyfully serve silence the ignorance of foolish men : thee in all godly quietness, through as free, and not using your liberty for Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God. Honour all men. Love

GRANT;

we beseech thee, Almighty the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour have heard this day with our outward the King.

the ciples, with the Herodians, saying, to the honour and praise of thy Name; Master, we know that thou art true, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. and teachest the way of God in truth; AL,

LMIGHTY God, the fountain of neither carest thou for any man: for hall wisdom, who knowest our necesthou regardest not the person of men. sities before we ask, and our ignorance Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou ? in asking; We beseech thee to have Is it lawful to give tribute unto Cæ- compassion upon our infirmities; and sar, or not? But Jesus perceived their those things, which for our unworthiwickedness, and said, Why tempt ye ness we dare not, and for our blindness me, ye hypocrites ? shew me the tribute we cannot ask, vouchsafe to give us for money. And they brought unto him a the worthiness of thy Son Jesus Christ peny. And he saith unto them, Whose our Lord. Amen. is this image and superscription 2. They THE peace of God which passeth all

him, saith unto them, Render therefore unto Cæ- and minds in the knowledge and love sar the things which are Cæsar's; and of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ unto God the things that are God's. our Lord: And the blessing of God Al. When they had heard these words, they mighty, the Father, the Son, and the marvelled, and left him, and went their Holy Ghost, be amongst you, and remain

with you always. Amen.

way.

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