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graciously accepted in thy sight : O Lord, pardon their sins, compassionate their infirmities, enlighten and sanctify them by thy Holy Spirit, so to serve and worship thee here below, that finally they may be received into thy presence, to praise and glorify thee for evermore. Grant this, O Lord, for Jesus Christ's sake, our only Mediator and Advocate. Amen. NOW unto the King eternal, immortal, and invisible, the only wise - God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be honour and glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
T Then, the Bishop sitting in his chair, the Sentence of Consecration is to be
read by the Chancellor or Registrar, and signed by the Bishop, and by him
ordered to be enrolled, and preserved in his Registry.
Proper Psalms, Ixxxiv. cxxii. cxxxii.
Second Lesson, Heb. x. 19 to 25 inclusive.
After the Collect for the Day, the Minister stops until the Bishop hath said
the following Prayer : O MOST blessed Saviour, who, by thy gracious presence at the Feast
of Dedication, didst approve and honour such religious services as this which we are now performing unto thee, be present with us at this time by thy Holy Spirit ; and because holiness becometh thine house for ever, sanctify us, we pray thee, that we may be living temples, holy and acceptable unto thee; and so dwell in our hearts by faith, and possess our souls by thy grace, that nothing which defileth may enter into us; but that, being cleansed from all carnal and corrupt affections, we may ever be devoutly given to serve thee in all good works, who art our Saviour, Lord, and God, blessed evermore. Amen.
Then the Minister who officiates proceeds with the Morning Service, after which the 1st, 2d, 4th, and 5th verses of the 84th Psalm are sung.
COMMUNION Service. The Bishop reads the Communion Service ; and instead of the Collect of the
Day, says the following Prayer : 0 MOST glorious God, we acknowledge that we are not worthy to
offer unto thee any thing belonging to us; yet we beseech thee, of thy great goodness, graciously to accept the dedication of this place to thy worship and service, and to prosper this our undertaking : Receive the prayers and intercessions of us, and all other thy servants, who, either now or hereafter, entering into this thine house, shall call upon thee; and by thy grace prepare our hearts to serve thee with reverence and godly fear : Affect us with an awful apprehension of thy divine Majesty, and with a deep sense of our own unworthiness; that so, approaching thy sanctuary with lowliness and devotion, with purity and sincerity of heart, we may be acceptable in thy sight, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Eph. ii. 13. NOW in Christ Jesus, ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh + by the blood of Christ. For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us, having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances, for to make in himself of twain one new Man, so making peace, and that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby, and came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. Now, therefore, ye are no more strangers and foreigners ; but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God, and are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner-stone, in whom all the building fitly framed together, groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord; in whom ye also are builded together, for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
2 Cor. vi. 14–17. BE ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers : for what fel
lowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion bath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial ? Or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols ? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
The Gospel. John ii. 13—18. AND the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem, "+ and found in the temple those that sold oxen, and sheep, and doves, and the changers of money sitting. And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen, and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables; and said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house a house of merchandise. And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.
| Then the Bishop reads the Nicene Creed, and notice is given for the cele
bration of the Holy Communion on the following Sunday; after which the 100th Psalm is sung.
Then follows Tue Sermon. | The Sermon being ended, the Prayer for the Church Militant is read, and
immediately before the final Blessing, the Bishop says the following Prayers : BLESSED be thy name, O Lord God, for that it pleaseth thee to
have thy habitation among the sons of men upon earth, and to dwell in the midst of the assembly of the saints upon earth ; bless, we beseech thee, the religious solemnity of this day ; and grant that in this place, now set apart to thy service, thy holy name may be worshipped in truth and purity to all generations, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
O GOD, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, our only Saviour, the
Prince of Peace; we beseech thee to take away from us all pride and prejudice, and whatsoever else may hinder us from godly union and concord ; that as there is but one body and one spirit, and one hope of our calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of us all, so we may henceforth be all of one heart and of one soul, united in one holy bond of truth and peace, of faith and charity, and may with one mind and one mouth glorify thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. BLESSED be thy name, O Lord, that it hath pleased thee to put it
into the hearts of thy servants to erect this house to thy honour and worship. Bless, O Lord, them, their families, and substance, and accept the works of their hand; remember them concerning this; wipe not out this kindness that they have showed for the house of their God, and the offices thereof; and grant that all, who shall enjoy the benefit of this pious work, may shew forth their thankfulness by making a right use of it, to the glory of thy blessed name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The following is used instead, when the Church or Chapel has been built under
the direction of Her Majesty's Commissioners : BLESSED be thy name, O Lord God, that it hath pleased thee by D thy good Spirit, to dispose our sovereign lady and the estates of this realm, to supply the spiritual wants of thy people, by appointing this and many other churches and chapels to be erected and dedicated to thy worship and service ; multiply thy blessings upon them, for their pious regard to thy honour, and to the good of souls ; remember them concerning this, and wipe not out the kindness they have shewn thy Church, and to the offices thereof; and grant that our gracious queen may see and long enjoy the fruits of her godly zeal, in the edification of the members of our Church, and in the return of those that have strayed from it, that we may all live together in the unity of the Spirit, and in the bond of peace, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. THE peace of God, which passcth all understanding, keep your hearts
and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord; and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst you, and remain with you always. Amen.
ConsEcRATION OF A CHURCHYARD. When the Service in the Church is finished, let the Bishop and Clergy, with
the People, repair to the Ground which is to be consecrated, and proceed
dwell in the world ;
3. My mouth shall speak of wisdom, and my heart shall muse of understanding.
4. I will incline mine ear to the parable, and shew my dark speech upon the harp.
5. Wherefore should I fear in the days of wickedness, and when the wickedness of my heels compasseth me round about?
6. There be some that put their trust in their goods, and boast themselves in the mullitude of their riches.
7. But no man may deliver his brother, nor make agreement unto God for him;
8. For it cost more to redeem their souls ; so that he must let that alone for ever ;
9. Yea, though he live long, and see not the grave.
10. For he seeth that wise men also die, and perish together, as well as the ignorant and foolish, and leave their riches for other.
11. And yet they think that their houses shall continue for ever, and that their dwelling-places shall endure from one generation to another ; and call the lands after their own names.
12. Nevertheless, man will not abide in honour, seeing he may be compared unto the beasts that perish; this is the way of them.
13. This is their foolishness, and their posterity praise their saying.
14. They lie in the hell like sheep, death gnaweth upon them, and the righteous shall have domination over them in the morning; their beauty shall consume in the sepulchre out of their dwelling.
15. But God hath delivered my soul from the place of hell, for he shall receive me.
16. Be not thou afraid, though one be made rich, or if the glory of his house be increased ;
17. For he shall carry nothing away with him when he dieth, neither shall his pomp follow him.
18. For while he lived, he counted himself an happy man ; and so long as thou doest well unto thyself, men will speak good of thee.
19. He shall follow the generation of his fathers, and shall never see light.
20. Man being in honour hath no understanding, but is compared unto the beasts that perish. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Psalm cxv. NOT unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy narne give the
praise ; for thy loving mercy, and for thy truth's sake. 2. Wherefore shall the heathen say, Where is now their God?
3. As for our God, he is in heaven; he hath done whatsoever pleased him.
4. Their idols are silver and gold, even the work of men's hands. 5. They have mouths, and speak not ; eyes have they, and see not. 6. They have ears, and hear not ; noses have they, and smell not.
7. They have hands, and handle not ; feet have they, and walk not ; neither speak they through their throat.
8. They that make them are like unto them; and so are all such as put their trust in them.
9. But thou, house of Israel, trust thou in the Lord; he is their succour and defence.
10. Ye house of Aaron, put your trust in the Lord ; he is their helper and defender.
11. Ye that fear the Lord, put your trust in the Lord; he is their helper and defender.
12. The Lord hath been mindful of us, and he shall bless us ; even he shall bless the house of Israel, he shall bless the house of Aaron.
13. He shall bless them that fear the Lord, both small and great. 14. The Lord shall increase you more and more, you and your children. 15. Ye are the blessed of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
16. All the whole heavens are the Lord's; the earth hath he given to the children of men.
17. The dead praise not thee, O Lord, neither all they that go down into silence.
18. But we will praise the Lord, from this time forth for evermore. Praise the Lord. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost ;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
(Or, standing in some convenient place, let the Bishop say: THE glorious Majesty of the Lord our God be upon us. Prosper - thou the work of our hands upon us, o prosper thou our handy work. After which the Sentence of Consecration (unless included in the Sentence of Consecration of the Church) shall be read by the Registrar, and signed by the Bishop ; and a Psalm may be sung, viz. Psalm xxxix. v. 5–8.
Which ended, the Bishop shall say:
between the spirit of a beast that goeth downwards to the earth, and the spirit of a man which ascendeth up to God who gave it ; and likewise by the example of thy holy servants, in all ages, hast taught us to assign peculiar places where the bodies of thy saints may rest in peace, and be preserved from all indignities, whilst their souls are safely kept in the hands of their faithful Redeemer: Accept, we beseech thee, this charitable work of ours, in separating this portion of land to that good purpose ; and give us grace, that by the frequent instances of mortality which we behold, we may learn, and seriously consider, how frail and uncertain our condition here on earth is, and so number our days, as to apply our hearts unto wisdom. That in the midst of life thinking upon death, and daily preparing ourselves for the judgment that is to follow, we may have our part in the resurrection to eternal life, with him who died for our sins, and rose again for our justification, and now liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen. THE Lord bless us, and keep us; the Lord lift up the light of his
countenance upon us, and give us peace now and for evermore. Amen.