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saith unto him, Yea, Lord, thou soever sins ye retain, they are knowest that I love thee. He retained. saith unto him, Feed my lambs. Or this. St. Matth. xxviii. 18. He saith to him again the second JESUS came and spake unto
, thou me? He saith unto him, given unto me in heaven and in Yea, Lord, thou knowest that I earth. Go ye therefore and teach love thee. He saith unto him, all nations, baptizing them In the Feed my sheep. He saith unto Name of the Father, and of the him the third time, Simon, son Son, and of the Holy Ghost; of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter teaching them to observe all was grieved because he said unto things whatsoever I have comhim the third time, Lovest thou manded you: and lo, I am with me? And he said unto him, you alway, even unto the end of Lord, thou knowest all things; the world. thou knowest that I love thee. After the Gospel, and the Nicene Creed, Jesus saith unto him, Feed my and the Sermon are ended, the Elected sheep.
Bishop (vested with his Rochet) shall be
presented by two Bishops unto the ArchOr else this. St. John xx. 19.
bishop of that province (or to some other T: HE same day at evening, Bishop appointed by lawful commission)
the Archbishop sitting in his chair near being the first day of the
the holy Table, and the Bishops that preweek, when the doors were shut sent him saying, where the disciples were assem- OST Reverend Father in bled for fear of the Jews, came God, we present unto you Jesus, and stood in the midst, this godly and well-learned man and saith unto them, Peace be to be Ordained and Consecrated unto you.
And when he had so Bishop. said, he shewed unto them his
Then shall the Archbishop demand the hands and his side. Then were King's Mandate for the Consecration, and the disciples glad, when they saw
cause it to be read. And the Oath touch.
ing the acknowledgement of the King's the Lord. Then saith Jesus to
Supremacy, shall be ministered to the
perthem again, Peace be unto you: sons elected, as it is set down before in the as my Father hath sent me, even
Form for the Ordering of Deacons. And
then shall also be ministered unto them so send I you. And when he
the Oath of due Obedience to the Archhad said this, he breathed on bishop, as followeth. them, and saith unto them, Re- The Oath of due Obedience to the ceive ye the holy Ghost. Whose
Archbishop. soever sins ye remit, they are re- N the Name of God. Amen. mitted unto them; and whose- I N. chosen Bishop of the
MOST Reverend Father in
Church and See of N. do profess him, that he may duly execute and promise all due reverence the Office whereunto he is called, and obedience to the Archbishop to the edifying of thy Church, and to the Metropolitical Church and to the honour, praise and of N. and to their Successors : glory of thy Name; So help me God, through Jesus Answer. We beseech thee to Christ.
hear us, good Lord. This Oath shall not be made at the Con- 1 Then shall be said this Prayer following: secration of an Archbishop.
LMIGHTY God, giver of Then the Archbishop shall move the Con- all good things, who by thy gregation present to pray, saying thus to them :
Holy Spirit hast appointed diRETHREN, it is written
vers Orders of Ministers in thy in the Gospel of Saint Luke,
Church; Mercifully behold this That our Saviour Christ conti- thy servant now called to the nued the whole night in prayer,
Work and Ministry of a Bishop; before he did choose and send and replenish him so with the forth his twelve Apostles. It is truth of thy doctrine, and adorn written also in the Acts of the him with innocency of life, that, Apostles, That the Disciples who both by word and deed, he may were at Antioch did fast and faithfully serve thee in this Of pray, before they laid hands on fice, to the glory of thy Name, Paul and Barnabas, and sent and the edifying and well-gothem forth. Let us therefore, verning of thy Church; through following the example of our Sa- the merits of our Saviour Jesus viour Christ, and his Apostles, Christ, who liveth and reigneth first fall to prayer, before we ad- with thee and the Holy Ghost, mit, and send forth this person
world without end. Amen. presented unto us, to the work
| Then the Archbishop, sitting in his chair, whereunto we trust the Holy shall say to him that is to be Consecrated, Ghost hath called him.
ROTHER, forasmuch as 1 And then shall be said the Litany, as be
the holy Scripture and the fore in the Form of Ordering Deacons, ancient Canons command, that save only, that after this place That it may we should not be hasty in laying please thee to illuminate all Bishops, &c.
on hands, and admitting any perthe proper Suffrage there following shall be omitted, and this inserted instead of it; son to Government in the Church NHAT it may please thee to of Christ, which he hath purchas
bless this our Brother elect- ed with no less price than the ed, and to send thy grace upon effusion of his own blood ; be
fore I admit you to this Admi- | teach and exhort with wholenistration, I will examine you in some Doctrine, and to withstand certain Articles, to the end that and convince the gainsayers ? the Congregation present may Answer. I will so do, by the have a trial, and bear witness, help of God. how you be minded to behave
The Archbishop. yourself in the Church of God.
RE you ready, with all faithAI
RE you persuaded that you ful diligence, to banish and
be truly called to this Min- drive away all erroneous and istration, according to the will of strange doctrine contrary to God's our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Word ; and both privately and order of this Realm ?
openly to call upon and encouAnswer. I am so persuaded. rage
others to the same ? The Archbishop.
Answer. I am ready, the Lord ARE you persuaded that the being my helper. holy Scriptures contain suffi
The Archbishop. ciently all Doctrine required of necessity for eternal salvation WILL you deny all ungod
liness , through faith in Jesus Christ ?
and live soberly, righteously, and And are you determined out of the same holy Scriptures to in- godly, in this present world; struct the people committed to
that you may shew yourself in
all things an example of good your charge; and to teach or maintain nothing as required of works unto others, that the adnecessity to eternal salvation, but versary may be ashamed, having that which you shall be persuad- nothing to say against you ? ed may be concluded and proved Answer. I will so do, the Lord by the same ?
being my helper. Answer. I am so persuaded,
The Archbishop. and determined, by God's grace.
maintain and set The Archbishop.
forward, as much as shall WILL you then faithfully lie in you, quietness, love, and
exercise yourself in the peace among all men ; and such same holy Scriptures, and call as be unquiet, disobedient, and upon God by prayer, for the true criminous, within your Diocese, understanding of the same; so correct and punish, according to as you may be able by them to such authority as you have by
God's Word, and as to you shall COME, Holy Ghost, our souls inbe committed by the Ordinance of this Realm ?
And lighten with celestial fire.
Thou the anointing Spirit art, Answer. I will so do, by the
Who dost thy seven-fold gifts impart. help of God.
Thy blessed Unction from above,
Is comfort, life, and fire of love.
daining, sending, or laying The dulness of our blinded sight. hands upon others?
Anoint and cheer our soiled face
With the abundance of thy grace. Answer. I will so be, by the help of God.
Keep far our foes, give peace at home:
Where thou art guide, no ill can come. The Archbishop.
Teach us to know the Father, Son, ILL you shew yourself And thee, of both, to be but One.
gentle, and be merciful for That, through the ages all along, Christ's sake to poor and needy This may be our endless song ; people, and to all strangers des
Praise to thy eternal merit, titute of help?
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Answer. I will so shew myself, by God's help.
COME, Holy Ghost, eternal God,
&c. 9 Then the Archbishop standing up
As before in the form for Ordering Priests. ,
That ended, the Archbishop shall say,
Lord, hear our prayer. en you a good will to do all these
Answer. And let our cry come things, Grant also unto you
unto thee. strength and power to perform the same; that, he accomplishing in you the good work which ALMIGHTY God, and most
hath perfect and irreprehensible at the thine infinite goodness hast givlatter day; through Jesus Christ en thine only and dearly beloved our Lord. Amen.
Son Jesus Christ, to be our Re
deemer, and the Author of everThen shall the Bishop elect put on the rest of the Episcopal habit; and kneeling down, lasting life; who, after that he Veni, Creator Spiritus, shall be sung or had made perfect our Redempsaid over him, the Archbishop, beginning, tion by his death, and was ascendand the Bishops, with others that are present, answering by verses, as followeth. ed into heaven, poured down his
Let us pray:
gifts abundantly upon men, mak- 19 Then the Archbishop shall deliver him ing some Apostles, some Pro- |
the Bible, saying, phets, some Evangelists, some GIVE heed unto reading, Pastors and Doctors, to the edi U exhortation, and doctrine. fying and making perfect his Think upon the things contained Church ; Grant, we beseech thee, in this Book. Be diligent in them, to this thy servant such grace, that the increase coming thereby that he may evermore be ready may be manifest unto all men. to spread abroad thy Gospel, the Take heed unto thyself, and to glad tidings of reconciliation with doctrine, and be diligent in doing thee; and use the authority given them: for by so doing thou shalt him, not to destruction, but to both save thyself and them that salvation; not to hurt, but to | hear thee. Be to the flock of help: so that as a wise and faith Christ a shepherd, not a wolf; ful servant, giving to thy family feed them, devour them not. their portion in due season, he Hold up the weak, heal the sick, may at last be received into ever- / bind up the broken, bring again lasting joy; through Jesus Christ the out-casts, seek the lost. Be our Lord, who, with thee and so merciful, that you be not too the Holy Ghost liveth and reign- remiss; so minister discipline, eth, one God, world without end. that you forget not mercy: that Amen.
when the chief Shepherd shall
appear you may receive the neverI Then the Archbishop and Bishops present
fading crown of glory; through shall lay their hands upon the head of the elected Bishop kneeling before them upon
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. his knees, the Archbishop saying, DECEIVE the holy Ghost, |
T Then the Archbishop shall proceed in the
Communion-Service, with whom the new 1 for the Office and Work of Consecrated Bishop (with others) shall a Bishop in the Church of God, also communicate. now committed unto thee by the
| And for the last Collect, immediately be
fore the Benediction, shall be said these Name of the Father, and of the Prayers. Son, and of the Holy Ghost. M OST merciful Father, we Amen. And remember that thou
M beseech thee to send down stir up the grace of God which upon this thy servant thy heavenis given thee by this Imposition ly blessing; and so endue him of our hands : for God hath not with thy holy Spirit, that he, given us the spirit of fear, but of preaching thy Word, may not power, and love, and soberness. I only be earnest to reprove, be