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dies this way; and that ye will anu have so determined, by God's continually pray to God the Fa- grace. ther, by the mediation of our only
The Bishop Saviour Jesus Christ, for the hea. venly assistance of the Holy? WILL you then give your faith
ful diligence, always so lo Ghost ; that by daily reading and minister the Doctrine and Saweighing the Scriptures, ye may craments, and the discipline of wax riper and stronger in your Christ, as the Lord hath coinMinistry; and that ye inay so eno manded, and as this Church hath deavour yourselves from tine to received the same, according to time to sanctify the lives of you the commandments of God; so and yours, and to fashion them that you may teach the people after the rule and doctrine of Christ, that ye may be whole charge, with all úiligence to keep
committed to your cure and some and godly examples and and observe the same? patterns for the people io follow.
Ansuer. I will so do, by the And now, that this present Cor: help of the Lord. gregation of Christ may also un
The Bishop. derstand your diinds and wills in these things, and that this your WİLL you be really with all promise inay the more move you
faithful diligence to banish to do your duties; ye shall an. and drive away from the Church swer plainly to these things. allerroneousandstrangedoctrines which we, in the name of God. contrary to God's word; and to and of his Church, shall demand use both pubiic and private moof you touching the same.
nitions and exhortations, as well
to the sick as the whole within Do you think in your heart, that you are truly called, ac, and occasion shall be given?
your cures, as need shall require, cording to the will of our Lord
Arswer. I will, the Lord be. Jesus Christ, and according
ing my helper. Canons of this Church, to th-Order and Ministry of Priesthood!
The Bishop. Answer. I think it.
Will you be diligent in prag. The Bishop.
ers, and in reading the holy
Scriptures, and in such studies AI RE you persuaded that the
as help to the knowledge of the holy Scriptures contain all
same, laying aside the study of Doctrine required as necessary the world and the flesh? for eternal salvation through faith
Answer. I will endeavour so in Jesus Christ ? and are you de. to do, the Lord being my helper termined, out of the said Scriptures to instruct the people com
The Bishop. mitted to your charge, and to teach Will you be diligent to frame nothing, as necessary to eternal and fashion your own selves, salvation, but that which you shall and your families, according to be persuaded, may be concluded the Doctrine of Christ; and to and proved by the Scripture ? make both yourselves and them,
Answer I anr so persuaded, las much as in you lieth, whole
pel, and the writings of the Apos-that there be no place left among iles, of wnat dignity, and of how you, either for error in religion, great importance this office is, or for viciousness in life. whereunto ye are called. And Forasmuch then as your Office now again we exhort you in the is both of so great excellency, and name of our Lord Jesus Christ, of so great difficulty. ye see with thal ye have in remembrance. how great care and study yeought into how high a dignity, and to to apply yourselves as well to show how weighly an office and charge yourselves dutiful and thankful ye are called : That is 10 say, to unto that Lord who hath placed be Messengers, Watchmen. and you in so high a dignity; as also to Stewards of the Lord; to teach, beware that neither you your and to prenonish, to feed and selves offend, nor be occasion that provide for the Lord's fainily; to others offend. How beil ye cannot seek for Christ's sheep that are have a mind and will thereto of dispersed abroad, and for his chil- yourselves; for that will and ability dren who are in the midst of this is given of God alone: therefore aaughty world, that they may be ye ought, and bave need to pray saved through Christ for ever. carnestly for his Holy Spirit. And
Have always therefore printed seeing that ye cannot by any in your remembrance, low great other means compass the duing of a treasure is committed to your so weighty a work, pertaining to charge. For they are the sheep the salvation of man, but with doc. of Christ, which he honght withirine and exhortation taken uut his death, and for whom he shed of the holy Scriptures, and with bis bloud. The Church and Con- ja lise agreeai ie to ihe same; congregation wiom you must serve. sider how studions ye ought to is his spouse, and his Body. And be in reading and learning the if it shall happen that the same Scriptures, and in framing the Church, or any member ther:of, manners both of yourselves, and co take any hurt or hinderance of them that specially pertain unto by reason of your negligence, ye you, according to the rule of know the greatness of the fault. the same Scriptures: and for this and also the horrible punishment self-same cause, how ye ough that will ensue. Wherefore con- to forsake and set aside, as much sider with yourselves the end of as ye may, all wordly cares and the Ministry towards the children studies. of God, towards the Spouse and We have good hope that yo Body of Christ; and see that ye have well weighed these things never cease your labour, your with yourselves long before this care and diligence, until ye have time; and that ye have clearly done all that lieth in you, accord- determiner!, by God's grace, to ing in your bounder duty, to bring give yourselves wholly to this all sucks as are or shall be commit- Otfice, whereunto it hath pleased led to your charge, onto that God to call you: so that, as inuch agreement in the faith and know-as lieth in you, ye will apply your ledge of God, and to that ripeness selves wholly to this one thing and perfectness of age in Christ, and drair all your cares apu etus
dies this way; and that ye will and have so delermined, by God's continually pray to God the Fa- grace. ther, by tire mediation of our only
The Bishop Saviour Jesus Christ, for the hea. venly assistance of the Holy WILT. yonthen give your faithGhost ; that by daily reading and minister the Doctrine and Sa
ful diligence, always so 10 weighing the Scriptures, ye may craments, and the discipline of wax riper and stronger in your Christ, as the Lord haih coinMinistry; and that ye inay.so en manded, and as this Church hath deavour yourselves from time to received the same, according to time to sanctify the lives of you the commandments of God i so and yours, and to fashion them that you may teach the people after the rule and doctrine of committed to your cure and Christ, that ye may be whole charge, with all diligence to keep some and godly examples and and observe the same? patterns for the people io follow.
Answer. I will so do, by the And now, that this present Cor: help of the Lord. gregation of Christ may also un
The Bishop. derstand your minds and wills in these things, and that this your WİLL you be rearly with all promise inay the more move you
faithful diligence to banish to do your duties; ye shall. an- and drive away from the Church swer plainly to these things. allerroneousandstrangedoctrines which we, in the name of God. contrary to God's word; and to and of his Church, shall demand use both pubiic and privale moof you touching the same.
nitions and exhortations, as well
to the sick as the whole within Do you think in your heart, your cures, as need shall require,
that you are truly called, ac. and occasion shall be given? cording to the will of our Lord
Arswer. I will, the Lord be. Jesus Chris!, and according the ing my helper. Canons of this Church, to th-Or
The Bishop. der and Ministry of Priesthood! Answer. I think it.
WILL you be diligent in prag. The Bishop.
ers, and in readiug the holy ARE you persuaded that the Scriptures, and in such studies
as help to the knowledge of the holy Scriptures contain all Doctrine required as necessarylthe world and the flesh ?
same, laying aside the study of for eternal salvation through faith
Answer. I will endeavour so in Jesus Christ and are you de- to do, the Lord being my helper termined, out of the said Scriptures to instruct the people com
The Bishop. mitted to your charge, and to teach Will you be diligent to frame nothing, as necessary to eternal and fashion your own selves, salvation, but that which you shall and your families. according to be persuaded, may be concluded the Doctrine of Christ; and to and proved by the Scripture ? make both yourselves and them, Answer ant so persuaded, as wuch as in you lieil, whole
some examples and patterns to Thru the anvinting Spirit art, trie flock of Christ?
Who dost thy sedar.fold gifts in pronto.
Thy blessed Unction from aboven
The duilness o; ou blended sigát
Anoint and cheer our soiled face WILL you maintain and set with the abur dance of thy gruc: forwards, as much as lieti Kerp far imr foes, give peace at home,
Where thou art lividt, no ill can cumle in you, quieness. peace, and love Tcach us to know ihe Father, Sina amona ali Christian people, and and Thee, of both to be bit one: especially anıong them that are
That through the ages all along, or shal: be coumilied to your Praise to thy eternal meril,
This may be our endl. ss song; charge ?
Father, Son, avid Holy Spirit. Answer. I will so do, the Lord
Ti Or this : being my helper.
COME, Holy Ghost, eternal Gode The Bishop.
Both from the Father and the Son,
The God of picue and lure; your Bishop, and other chioll Tby heavenly grace inspire; Ministers, who, according to the lat truth and i odliness toc may Canons of the Church, may have Thou art the very Comforter the charge and government over In grief and all distress; you; following with a glad mind 7'he heavenly Gifi of God waist High and will their godly admonitions.
Noiongue run it erprise ;
The fountain and the living spring and submitting yourselves to their
or joy celestial; godly judgments ?
The fire so bright, the love so sweet, sanscer. I will so der, the Lord The Unction spiritual.
Thou in thy gifts art manifold, heing iny helper.
By them Christ's Church doth stands I Then shall the Bishop, standing up, In faithful hearts thou ur it'st thy luton say,
'he finger of God's hand ALMIGHTY God, who hath Accordini ves by promise, Lord,
giren you this will to do all that, through thy hulp, God's praues mais these things, grant also unto you
Resound in every plaie. strength and power to perform Send down thy heaverily fight;,
O Holy Ghost, intr nur minds the same; that he may accom- Kindle our hearts with fervent zeal, plishi his work which he hath be- To serve God day and night: gun in you, through Jesus Christ Our weakness strengthen and confirma
For, Lord, thou know'st us frail our Lord. Anien.
That neither divil, world, nor flesh I After this, the Congregation shall be
Against us may prirail. desired, secretly in their prayers, to Put back our enemies far from us, make their huinble supplications 10
And belp us to obtain God for all these things: for the which Peure in our hearts with God and mm, prayers there shall be silence kept for
The test, the trust gain; a space.
And grant that thou being, O Lord,
Our leader and out guide, After which, shall be sung or said by Wemay escape the snarts of sim the Bishop, the persons to be ordained Priests all kneeling, l'eni, Crealor Such measures of the powerful grace
And niver from chce slidt.
Grant, Lord, tv us, we pray;
Dissolve, O Lord, the bande
Let us pray.
dud tut the knots of peace and love these and all thy cther benefits;
Throughmut all Christian Ino ds. Grant us the grace that we may know
and that we may daily increase Tbe Father of all might,
forwards in the knowThat we of his b. loved Son,
ledge and faith of thee and thy Maygnin the blissful sight; And that we may with perfect faith
Son, hy the Holy Spirit: So that Ever acknowledge thee,
as well ly these thy Ministers, as T'lu Spirit of Fathir, and of Son, by them over who they shall
One God in Persons Thrce.
be appointed ly Ministers, thy And to his blessed Son,
holy name may be for ever glori. And to the Holy Spirit Gruce,
fied, and thy blessed kingdvin en. Co- qual Three ru One.
larged, through the same thy Son And pray we, that our only Lord Would please his Spirit to send
(Jesus Christ our Lord; who liveih On all that shall prof.ss his name,
and reigneth with thee in the unity From hence to the world's end. Amen. of the same Holy Spirit, world ? That done, the Bishop shall pray in without end. Anien. this wise, and say,
? When this prayer is done, the Bislop
with the priests present, shall lay their
hands severally upon the head of every A MIGHTY God and heaven. one that receiveth the Order of priest
ly Father, who, of thine in. hood; the Receivers humihly kneeling, Anile love and goodness towards
and the Bishop saying, as, hast given to us thy only and RECEIVE ihe Holy Ghost for most d'arly beloved Son Jesus
the office and work of a priest Christ, 17 be our Redeemer, and in the Church of God, noy comthe Autior of everlasting life ; mited unto thee by the imposi who after he had made perfection of our hands : whose sins hou our redeinption liy his death, and cost forgive, they are forgiven : was ascended into heaven, sent and whose sins thou dost relain, abroad into the world his Apos
they are retained: And be thou a tles, Prophets, Evangelists, Doc-laithful Dispenser of the word of Cors, and Pastors; hy whose labour God, and of bis holy Sacraments and ministry he gathered together the name of the Fallier, and of a great flock in all the parts of the the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. world, to set forth the eternal
Ame::. praise of thy holy name: For
Or this : These so great benefits of thy eter- TAKE thou authority to exe nal goodness, and for thai thou
cuite the office of a Priest in bast vouchsafed to call these thy the Church of God now commit servants here present to the same ted to thee by the imposition of Office and Ministry appointed for our hands ; and be thou a faithe the salvation of mankind, we ren- ful Dispenser of the word of God, der unto tiee must hearly thanks, and of his holy Sacraments : In we praise and worship chee; and the name of the Father, and of we humbly beserch thee by the line Son, and of the Holy Cnost. same thiy blessed Son, to grant un
Amen. 10 all, whicle either bere or else." They the Bishop shalt deliver to eve where all acon thy holy name,
ry one of them kneeling, the Bible
into his land, saying, show that we may continue to TAKE thon authority to preach ourselves thankful unto thee forb The word of God, and in mi.