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1 Then shall the Presiding Bishop demand Then the Presiding Bishop, sitting in his

testimonials of the person presented for Con- Chair, shall say to him that is to be consesecration, and shall cause them to be read. crated, f He shall then require of him the following Promise of conformity to the doctrine, disci

BROTHER, forasmuch as the holy pline, and worship of the Protestant Episcopal Scripture and the ancient canóns comChurch.

mand that we should not be hasty in IN the name of God, Amen. I N. laying on hands, and admitting any chosen Bishop of the Protestant Episco- person to government in the Church of pal Church in N. do promise conformity Christ, which he hath purchased with and obedience to the doctrine, discipline, no less price than the effusion of his own and worship of the Protestant Episcopal blood ; before we admit you to this adChurch in the United States of America: ministration, we will examine you in So help me God, through Jesus CHRIST. certain articles, to the end that the con1 Then the Presiding Bishop shall move the gregation present may have a trial, and

congregation present to pray, saying thus to bear witness, how you are minded to them :

behave yourself in the Church of GOD. BRETHREN, it is written in the Gospel of St. Luke, That our Saviour truly called to this ministration, according

ARE you persuaded, that you are Christ continued the whole night in to the will of our Lord Jesus CHRIST, prayer, before he chose and sent forth and the order of this Church? his twelve Apostles. It is written also,

Answer. I am so persuaded. That the holy Apostles prayed, before they ordained Matthias to be of the

The Presiding Bishop. number of the twelve. Let us, therefore, ARE you persuaded, that the holy following the example of our Saviour Scriptures contain all doctrine required Christ, and his Apostles, offer up our as necessary for eternal salvation through prayers to ALMIGHTY God, before we faith in Jesus ChriST? And are you admit and send forth this person pre- determined, out of the same holy Scripsented unto us, to the work whereunto tures, to instruct the people committed we trust the Holy Ghost hath called to your charge, and to teach or maintain him.

nothing, as necessary to eternal salvation, 1 And then shall be said the Litany; save only,

but that which you shall be persuaded, that after this place, That it may please thee may be concluded and proved by the to illuminate all Bishops, &c. the proper same? Suffrage shall be,

Answer. I am so persuaded, and THAT it may please thee to bless determined by God's grace. this our brother elected, and to send thy

The Presiding Bishop. grace upon him, that he may duly execute the office whereunto he is called, to

WILL you then faithfully exercise the edifying of thy Church, and to the yourself in the holy Scriptures, and call honour, praise, and glory of thy name;

upon God by prayer for the true underAnswer. We beseech thee to hear us, be able by them to teach and exhort with

standing of the same; so that you may good LORD.

wholesome doctrine, and to withstand 1 Then shall be said this Prayer following. and convince the gainsayers ? ALMIGHTY God, giver of all good

Answer. I will so do, by the help of things, who by thy Holy Spirit hast God. appointed divers orders of ministers in

The Presiding Bishop. thy Church; mercifully behold this thy servant now called to the work and

ARE you ready, with all faithful ministry of a Bishop; and so replenish diligence, to banish and drive away

from him with the truth of thy doctrine, and the Church all erroneous and strange adorn him with innocency of life,' that doctrine contrary to God's word; and both by word and deed he may faithfully both privately and openly to call upon serve thee in this office, to the glory of and encourage others to the same ? thy name, and the edifying and well

Answer. I am ready, the Lord being governing of thy Church, through the my helper. merits of our Saviour JESUS CHRIST,

The Presiding Bishop. who liveth and reigneth with thee and WILL you deny all ungodliness and the Holy Ghost, world without end. worldly lusts, and live soberly, rightAmen.

eously, and godly in this present world

that you may
show yourself in all things

1 Or this:
an example of good works unto others, COME, HOLY Ghost, eternal GOD,
that the adversary may be ashamed,

Proceeding from above, having nothing to say against you ?

Both from the FATHER and the Son,

The God of peace and love; Answer. I will so do, the LORD being Visit our minds, into our hearts my helper.

Thy heavenly grace inspire;

That truth and godliness we may
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Pursue with full desire. WILL you maintain and set for- Thou art the very Comforter ward, as much as shall lie in you, quiet

In grief and all distress; ness, love, and peace among all men;

The heavenly gift of God most High;

No tongue can it express; and diligently exercise such discipline, The fountain and the living spring as by the authority of God's word, and Of joy celestial; by the order of this Church, is committed

The fire so bright, the love so sweet,

The unction spiritual. to you?

Thou in thy gifts art manifold, Answer. I will so do, by the help of By them CHRIST's Church doth stand: God.

In faithful hearts thou writ'st thy law,

I'he finger of God's hand.
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According to thy promise, LORD,
WILL you be faithful in ordaining,

Thou givest speech with grace;

That, through thy help, God's praises may sending, or laying hands upon others ? Resound in every place.

Answer. I will so be, by the help of O HOLY GHOST, into our minds GOD,

Send down thy heavenly light;

Kindle our hearts with fervent zeal,
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To serve God day and night:
WILL you show yourself gentle, and

Our weakness strengthen and confirm, be merciful for Christ's sake to poor

For, Lord, thou know'st us frail;

That neither devil, world, nor flesh and needy people, and to all strangers Against us may prevail. destitute of help?

Put back our enemies far from us, Answer. I will so show myself, by

And help us to obtain

Peace in our hearts with God and man, God's help.

The best, the truest gain;

And grant that thou being, O LORD, [ Then the Presiding Bishop, standing up, Our leader and our guide,

We may escape the snares of sin, ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly

And never from thee slide.

Such measures of thy powerful grace Father, who hath given you a good will Grant, LORD, to us, we pray; to do all these things, grant also unto That thou may'st be our Comforter you strength and power to perform the

At the last dreadful day

Of strife and of dissension same; that he accomplishing in you

Dissolve, O LORD, the bands, the good work which he hath begun, And knit the knots of peace and love you may be found perfect and irrepre- Throughout all Christian lands. hensible at the latter day, through JESUS

Grant us the grace that we may know Christ our Lord. Amen,

The FATHER of all might,

That we of his beloved Son, 1 Then shall the Bishop elect put on the rest of

May gain the blissful sight;

And that we may with perfect faith the Episcopal habit; and, kneeling down,

Ever acknowledge thee, Veni, Creator Spiritus, shall be sung or said

The SPIRIT of FATHER, and of Son, over him, the Presiding Bishop beginning,

One God in Persons three. and the Bishops, with others that are present, To God the FATHER laud and praise, answering by verscs as followeth:

And to his blessed Son,

And to the HOLY SPIRIT of grace,
COME, HOLY Għost, our souls inspire,
And lighten with celestial fire :

Co-equal Three in One.
Thou the anointing Spirit art,

And pray we, that our only LORD Who dost thy sevenfold gifts impart:

Would please his Spirit to send Thy blessed unction from above,

On all that shall profess his name,

From hence to the world's end. 'Amen. Is comfort, life, and fire of love: Enable with perpetual light The dulness of our blinded sight:

1 That ended, the Presiding Bishop shall say, Anoint and cheer our soiled face

LORD, hear our prayer; With the abundance of thy grace :

Ans. And let our cry conie unto thee. Keep far our foes, give peace at home; Where thou art guide, no ill can come. Presiding Bishop. Let us pray. Teach us to know the FATHER, SON, And thee, of both to be but one:

ALMIGHTY God and most merThat through the ages all along

ciful Father, who of thine infinite This may be our endless song ; Praise to thy eternal merit,

goodness hast given thine only and FATHER, Son, and HOLY SPIRIT.

dearly beloved Son Jesus CHRIST, to be sinners. O God, the Father of heaven; have O God the Holy Ghost, proceeding mercy upon us miserable sinners. from the Father and the Son; have

shall say,

our Redeemer, and the author of ever- may be manifest unto all men; for by so lasting life; who, after that he had made doing thou shalt both save thyself and perfect our redemption by his death, them that hear thee. Be to the flock of and was ascended into heaven, poured Christ a shepherd, not a wolf; feed down his gifts abundantly upon men, them, devour them not: hold up the making_some Apostles, some Prophets, weak, heal the sick, bind up the broken, some Evangelists, some Pastors and bring again the outcasts, seek the lost. Doctors, to the edifying and making Be so merciful, that you be not too perfect his Church ; grant, we beseech remiss ; so minister discipline, that you thee, to this thy servant such grace, that forget not mercy; that when the Chief he may evermore be ready to spread Shepherd shall appear, you may receive abroad thy Gospel, the glad tidings of the never-fading crown of glory, through reconciliation with thee; and use the Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. authority given him, not to destruction, but to salvation; not to hurt, but to help:

1 Then the Presiding Bishop shall proceed in

the Communion Service; with whom the so that as a wise and faithful servant,

new consecrated Bishop, with others, shall giving to thy family their portion in due also communicate. season, he may at last be received into and for the last collect, immediately before

the Benediction, shall be said this Prayer: everlasting joy, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who, with thee and the Holy

MOST merciful Father, we beseech Ghost, liveth' and reigneth, one God, thee to send down upon this thy servant world without end. Amen.

thy heavenly blessing; and so endue ? Then the Presiding Bishop, and Bishops him with thy holy Spirit, that he present, shall lay their hands upon the head preaching thy word, may not only be of the elected Bishop kneeling before them, earnest to reprove, beseech, and rebuke the Presiding Bishop saying,

with all patience and doctrine; but also RECEIVE the Holy Ghost for the may be to such as believe, a wholesome office and work of a Bishop in the example in word, in conversation, in Church of God, now committed unto love, in faith, in chastity, and in purity; thee by the imposition of our hands: In that faithfully fulfilling his course, at the the name of the Father, and of the latter day he may receive the crown of Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen, righteousness laid up by the LORD, the And remember that thou stir up the righteous Judge, who liveth and reigneth grace of God, which is given thee by one God with the Father and the Holy this imposition of our hands : for God Ghost, world without end. Amen. hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and love, and soberness. THE peace of God, which passeth I Then the Presiding Bishop, shall deliver him minds in the knowledge and love of

all understanding, keep your hearts and the Bible, saying,

God, and of his Son Jesus Christ GIVE heed unto reading, exhorta- our Lord: And the blessing of God tion, and doctrine; think upon the things Almighty, the Father, the Son, and contained in this book; be diligent in the Holy Ghost, be amongst you, and them, that the increase coming thereby remain with you always. Amen.


O GOD, the Father of heaven; have world ; have mercy upon us miserable mercy upon us miserable sinners.

O God the Son, Redeemer of the mercy upon us miserable sinners. world ; have mercy upon us miserable oGod the Holy Ghost, proceeding sinners.

from the Father and the Son, have O God the Son, Redeemer of the I mercy upon us miserable sinners.

O holy, blessed, and glorious Trinity, preserve all Christian rulers and magisthree persons and one God; have mercy trates ; giving them grace to execute upon us miserable sinners,

justice, and to maintain truth; O holy, blessed, and glorious TRI- We beseech thee to hear us, good. NITY, three persons and one God; have LORD. mercy upon us miserable sinners.

That it may please thee to illuminate Remember not, LORD, our offences, all Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, with nor the offences of our forefathers; true knowledge and understanding of neither take thou vengeance of our sins: thy word ; and that both by their spare us, good Lord, spare thy people, preaching and living they may set it whom thou hast redeemed with thy most forth, and show it accordingly; precious blood, and be not angry with us We beseech thee to hear us, good LORD. for ever :

That it may please thee to bless these Spare us, good Lord.

thy servants, now to be admitted to the From all evil and mischief; from sin; order of Deacons for Priests), and to from the crafts and assaults of the devil ; pour thy grace upon them; that they from thy wrath, and from everlasting may duly execute their office, to the damnation;

edifying of thy Church, and the glory Good LORD, deliror us.

of thy holy name; From all blindness of heart; from We beseech thee to hear us, good LORD. pride, yain-glory, and hypocrisy; from That it may please thee to, bless and envy, hatred, and malice, and all un- keep all thy people; charitableness;

We beseech thee to hear us, good LORD. Good LORD, deliver us.

That it may please thee to give to all From all inordinate and sinful affec- nations unity, peace, and concord; tions; and from all the deceits of the We beseech thee to hear us, good LORD. world, the flesh, and the devil;

That it may please thee to give us an Good LORD, deliver us.

heart to love and fear thee, and diligently From lightning and tempest; from to live after thy commandments; plague, pestilence, and famine; from We beseech thee to hear us, good LORD. battle and murder, and from sudden That it may please thee to give to all thy death;

people increase of grace, to hear meekly Good Lord, deliver us.

thy word, and to receive it with pure From all sedition, privy conspiracy, affection, and to bring forth the fruits of and rebellion; from all false doctrine, the Spirit; heresy, and schism ; from hardness of Wo beseech thee to hear us, good LORD. heart, and contempt of thy word and That it may please thee to bring into commandment;

the way of truth, all such as have erred, Good LORD, deliver us.

and are deceived; By the mystery of thy holy Incarna- We beseech thee to hear us, good LORD. tion; by thy holy Nativity and Circum- That it may please thee to strengthen cision; by thy Baptism, Fasting, and such as do stand, and to comfort and Temptation ;

help the weak-hearted, and to raise up Good LORD, deliver us.

those who fall, and finally to beat down By thine Agony and bloody Sweat; Satan under our feet; by thy Cross and Passion; by thy We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. precious Death and Burial; by thy That it may please thee to succour, glorious Resurrection and Ascension; help, and comfort all who are in danger, and by the coming of the Holy Ghost; necessity, and tribulation; Good LORD, deliver us.

We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. In all time of our tribulation; in all time. That it may please thee to preserve of our prosperity; in the hour of death, all who travel by land or by water, all and in the day of judgment;

women in the perils of child-birth, all Good LORD, deliver us.

sick persons, and young children, and We sinners do beseech thee to hear to show thy pity upon all prisoners and us, O Lord God; and that it may captives; please thee to rule and govern thy holy We beseech thee to hear us, good LORD. Church universal in the right way; That it may please thee to defend,

We bescech thee to hear us, good and provide for, the fatherless children, LORD.

and widows, and all who are desolate and That it may please thee to bless and oppressed;

hear us.

hear us.

We beseech thee to hear us, good LORD. O GOD, merciful Father, who de

That it may please thee to have mercy spisest not the sighing of a contrite heart, upon all men;

nor the desire of such as are sorrowful; We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. mercifully assist our prayers which we

That it may please thee to forgive our make before thee in all our troubles and enemies, persecutors, and slanderers, adversities, whensoever they oppress us; and to turn their hearts;

and graciously hear us, that those evils We beseech thee to hear us, good LORD. which the craft and subtilty of the devil

That it may please thee to give and or man worketh against us, may, by preserve to our use the kindly fruits of thy good providence, be brought to the earth, so that in due time we may naught; that we, thy servants, being .enjoy them ;

hurt by no persecutions, may evermore We beseech thee to hear us, good give thanks unto thee in thy holy Lord.

Church, through Jesus Christ our That it may please thee to give us Lord, true repentance, to forgive us all our O Lord, arise, help us, and deliver sins, negligences, and ignorances, and us, for thy name's sake. to endue us with the grace of thy holy

O GOD, we have heard with our Spirit, to amend our lives according to

ears, and our fathers have declared unto thy holy word;


the noble works that thou didst in We beseech thee to hear us, good their days, and in the old time before LORD.

them. Son of God, we beseech thee to

O Lord, arise, help us, and deliver

us, for thine honour. Son of God, we beseech thee to

Glory be to the FATHER, and to the

Son, and to the Holy Ghost; O Lamb of God, who takest away the

As it was in the beginning, is now, sins of the world;

and ever shall be, world without end. Grant us thy peace.

Amen. O Lamb of God, who takest away From our enemies defend us, o the sins of the world;

CHRIST. Have mercy upon us.

Graciously look upon our afflictions. 1 The Bishop may, at his discretion, omit all With pity behold the sorrows of our

that follows, to the Prayer, We humbly hearts. beseech thee, O Father, &c.

Mercifully forgive the sins of thy O Christ, hear us.

people. O Christ, hear us.

Favourably with mercy hear our LORD, have mercy upon us.

prayers. Lord, have mercy upon us.

O Son of David, have mercy upon us. Christ, have mercy upon us.

Both now and ever, vouchsafe to hear CHRIST, have mercy upon us. us, O CHRIST. LORD, have mercy upon us.

Graciously hear us, O Christ; graLord, have mercy upon us.

ciously hear O Lord CHRIST. 1 Then shall the Bishop, and the People with

O Lord, let thy mercy be showed him, say the Lord's Prayer.

upon us; OUR Father who art in heaven,

As we do put our trust in thee. Hallowed be thy name; Thy kingdom

Bishop. Let us pray. come; Thy will be done on earth, as WE humbly beseech thee, O Father, it is in heaven; Give us this day our mercifully to look upon our infirmities; daily bread; And forgive us our tres- and for the glory of thy name, turn from passes, as we forgive those who trespass us all those evils that we most justly against us; And lead us not into have deserved; and grant that, in all temptation; But deliver us from evil. our troubles, we may put our wholo Amen.

trust and confidence in thy mercy, and Bishop. O LORD, deal not with us evermore serve thee in holiness ani according to our sins.

pureness of living, to thy honour and Answer. Neither reward us according glory, through our only Mediator and to our iniquities.

Advocate, JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Bishop. Let us pray.

Here endeth the Litany.


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