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MAKING OF DEACONS.

TWhen the day appointed by the Bishop is come, after Morning Prayer is ended, there

shall be a Sermon or Exhortation, declaring the Duty and Office of such as come to be admitted Deacons ; how necessary that Order is in the Church of Christ, and also, how the people ought to esteem them in their Office.

First the Archdeacon, or his Deputy, shall | ted to that Office, let him come present unto the Bishop (sitting in his

des forth in the Name of God, and chair near to the holy Table) such as desire to be ordained Deacons, (each of them shew what the Crime or Impedibeing decently habited,) saying these words,

ment is. DEVEREND Father in

And if any great Crime or Impediment N God, I present unto you

be objected, the Bishop shall surcease from these persons present, to be ad Ordering that person, until such time as mitted Deacons.

the party accused shall be found clear of

that Crime. The Bishop.

Then the Bishop (commending such as TAKE heed that the persons, shall be found meet to be Ordered to the I whom ye present unto us, be Prayers of the congregation) shall, with

the Clergy and people present, sing or say apt and meet, for their learning

the Litany, with the Prayers as followetň. and godly conversation, to exercise their Ministry duly, to the

The Litany and Suffrages. honour of God, and the edifying n God the Father, of heaven : of his Church.

have mercy upon us miseq The Archdeacon shall answer,

rable sinners. I Have enquired of them, and

O God the Father, of heaven : I also examined them, and think have mercy upon us miserable them so to be.

sinners. 9 Then the Bishop shall say unto the peo

O Ged the Son, Redeemer of

| the world : have mercy upon us PRETHREN, if there be any miserable sinners.

D of you who knoweth any l O God the Son, Redeemer of Impediment, or notable Crime, the world : have mercy upon us in any of these persons presented miserable sinners. to be ordered Deacons, for the O God the Holy Ghost, prowhich he ought not to be admit- I ceeding from the Father and the

ple:

Son : have mercy upon us mise- ! From lightning and tempest; rable sinners.

from plague, pestilence, and faO God the Holy Ghost, pro- mine ; from battle and murder, ceeding from the Father and the and from sudden death, Son : have mercy upon us mise Good Lord, deliver us. rable sinners.

From all sedition, privy conO holy, blessed, and glorious spiracy, and rebellion; from all Trinity, three Persons and one false doctrine, heresy, and schism; God : have mercy upon us mi from hardness of heart, and conserable sinners.

tempt of thy Word and ComO holy, blessed, and glorious mandment, Trinity, three Persons and one Good Lord, deliver us. God : have mercy upon us mise- By the mystery of thy holy rable sinners.

Incarnation ; by thy holy NatiRemember not, Lord, our of-vity and Circumcision ; by thy fences, nor the offences of our Baptism, Fasting, and Temptaforefathers; neither take thou tion, vengeance of our sins : spare us, Good Lord, deliver us. good Lord, spare thy people, By thine Agony and bloody whom thou hast redeemed with Sweat; by thy Cross and Pasthy most precious blood, and be sion ; by thy precious Death and not angry with us for ever. | Burial; by thy glorious Resur

Spare us, good Lord. rection and Ascension; and by From all evil and mischief; the coming of the Holy Ghost, from sin, from the crafts and as Good Lord, deliver us. saults of the devil; from thy! In all time of our tribulation; wrath, and from everlasting dam in all time of our wealth ; in the nation,

hour of death, and in the day of . Good Lord, deliver us. judgement,

From all blindness of heart; | Good Lord, deliver us. from pride, vain-glory, and hy- ! We sinners do beseech thee to pocrisy; from envy, hatred, and hear us, O Lord God; and that malice, and all uncharitableness, it may please thee to rule and

Good Lord, deliver us. govern thy holy Church univerFrom fornication, and all other sal in the right way; deadly sin; and from all the de We beseech thee to hear us, ceits of the world, the flesh, and good Lord. the devil,

That it may please thee to keep Good Lord, deliver us. | and strengthen in the true wor

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shipping of thee, in righteousness | they may duly execute their and holiness of life, thy Servant Office, to the edifying of thy WILLIAM our most gracious Church, and the glory of thy King and Governour;

holy Name; We beseech thee to hear us, ! We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

good Lord. That it may please thee to rule That it may please thee to enhis heart in thy faith, fear, and due the Lords of the Council, and love, and that he may evermore all the Nobility, with grace, wishave affiance in thee, and ever dom, and understanding; seek thy honour and glory; We beseech thee to hear us,

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. good Lord.

That it may please thee to That it may please thee to be bless and keep the Magistrates, his defender, and keeper, giving giving them grace to execute jushim the victory over all his ene tice, and to maintain truth; mies;

We beseech thee to hear us, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. good Lord.

That it may please thee to That it may please thee to bless and keep all thy people ; bless and preserve our gracious We beseech thee to hear us, Queen Adelaide, and all the good Lord. Royal Family;

That it may please thee to We beseech thee to hear us, give to all nations unity, peace, good Lord.

and concord; That it may please thee to il- ! We beseech thee to hear us, luminate all Bishops, Priests, and good Lord. Deacons, with true knowledge | That it may please thee to and understanding of thy Word ; | give us an heart to love and and that both by their preaching dread thee, and diligently to live and living they may set it forth, after thy commandments; and shew it accordingly;

We beseech thee to hear us, We beseech thee to hear us, | good Lord. good Lord.

That it may please thee to That it may please thee to give to all thy people increase of bless these thy servants, now to grace to hear meekly thy Word, be admitted to the Order of and to receive it with pure affecDeacons, [or Priests,] and to tion, and to bring forth the fruits pour thy grace upon them; that of the Spirit ;

We beseech thee to hear us, | We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

good Lord. That it may please thee to That it may please thee to bring into the way of truth all forgive our enemies, persecutors, such as have erred, and are de and slanderers, and to turn their ceived;

hearts; We beseech thee to hear us, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

good Lord. That it may please thee to That it may please thee to strengthen such as do stand; and give and preserve to our use the to comfort and help the weak- | kindly fruits of the earth, so as hearted; and to raise up them in due time we may enjoy them ; that fall; and finally to beat We beseech thee to hear us, down Satan under our feet; good Lord.

We beseech thee to hear us, That it may please thee to good Lord.

give us true repentance; to forThat it may please thee to suc give us all our sins, negligences, cour, help, and comfort, all that and ignorances; and to endue us are in danger, necessity, and tri with the grace of thy Holy Spibulation;

rit to amend our lives according We beseech thee to hear us, to thy holy Word; . good Lord.

We beseech thee to hear us, That it may please thee to good Lord. preserve all that travel by land | Son of God : we beseech thee or by water, all women labour to hear us. ing of child, all sick persons, and Son of God : we beseech thee young children; and to shew thy to hear us. pity upon all prisoners and cap O Lamb of God : that takest tives ;

away the sins of the world ; We beseech thee to hear us, Grant us thy peace. good Lord.

O Lamb of God : that takest That it may please thee to de- away the sins of the world ; fend, and provide for, the father Have mercy upon us. less children and widows, and all O Christ, hear us. that are desolate and oppressed ; | O Christ, hear us.

We beseech thee to hear us, Lord, have mercy upon us. good Lord.

Lord, have mercy upon us. That it may please thee to Christ, have mercy upon us. have mercy upon all men;

Christ, have mercy upon us.

Lord, have mercy upon us. Lord, have mercy upon us.

* Then shall the Priest, and the people with him, say the Lord's Prayer.

UR Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil. Amen. Priest. O Lord, deal not with us after our sins. Answer. Neither reward us after our iniquities. Let us pray. God, merciful Father, that despisest not the sighing of a contrite heart, nor the desire of such as be sorrowful; Mercifully assist our prayers that we make before thee in all our troubles

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God, we have heard with our ears, and our fathers have declared unto us, the noble works that thou didst in their days, and in the old time before them. O Lord, arise, help us, and deliver us for thine honour. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost; Answer. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen. From our enemies defend us, O Christ. Graciously look upon our af.

flictions.

Pitifully behold the sorrows of our hearts. Mercifully forgive the sins of thy people. Favourably with mercy hear our prayers. O Son of David, have mercy upon us. Both now and ever vouchsafe to hear us, O Christ. Graciously hear us, O Christ; graciously hear us, O Lord Christ. Priest. O Lord, let thy mercy be shewed upon us; Answer. As we do put our trust in thee. Let us pray. E humbly beseech thee, O. Father, mercifully to look upon our infirmities; and for the

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