« ZurückWeiter »
lasting life: Drink this in remem-thee, O heavenly Father, so to assist in hrance that Christ's blood was shed with thy grace, that we may continue for thee, and be thankful.
in that holy fellowship, and do al [ If the consecrated Bread and such good works as thou hast prepar
Wine b: spent before all have com- ed for us to walk in, through Jesus municated, the Bishop is to conse-Christ our Lord; to whom, with the crate more, according to the Form and the Holy Ghost, be all honoui before prescribed ; beginning at- and glory, world without end. Amen. All glory be to thee, Almighty God 1 Then shall be said or sung, al -and ending with these words
standing, Gloria in Excelsis, 01 Partakers of his most blessed Body and Blood.
some proper Hymn from the Se
lection. * When all have cornmunicated, the Bishop shall return to the Lord's GLORY be to God on high, and it
earth peace, good will toward. Table, and reverently place upon men. We praise thee, we bless thee it what remaineth of the consecra- we worship thee, we glorify thee, we ted Elements, covering the same give thanks to thee for thy great glo
with a fair Linen Cloth. 9 Then shall the Bishop say the the Father Almighty.
ry, O Lord God, heavenly King, Goc Lord's Prayer, the People repeat. O Lord, the only begotten Son Je
ing after him every petition. sus Christ ; O Lord God, Lamb o. OUR Father, who are in Heaven, God, Son of the Father, who takes
Hallowed be thy Name; Thy away the sins of the world, have me Kingdom come ; Thy Will be done on cy upon us : Thou who takest awa Earth, as it is in Heaven ; Give us the sins of the world, have merc; this day our daily bread; And forgive upon us : Thou who takest away th 118 our trespasses, as we forgive those sins of the world, receive our prayer who trespass against us ; And lead Thou who sittest at the right hand o 1 is not into temptation ; But deliver God the Father, have mercy upon us us froia evil; For thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, art the Lord ; thou only, o Christ
For thou only art holy; thou onl for ever and ever. Amen.
with the Holy Ghost, art most High 1 After which, shall be said as fold in the glory of God the Father. Amen
loweth: ALMIGHTY and everliving God, " Then
the Bishop shall let then we most heartily thank thee, for depart with this blessing. that chou dost vouchsafe to feed us, THE peace of God, which passet! who have duly received these holy
all understanding, keep you. Mysteries, with the spiritual food of hearts and minds in the knowledge the most precious Body and Blood and love of God, and of his Son Jesú. of thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ;
Christ our Lord: And the blessing o And dost assure us thereby of thy fa- God Almighty, the Father, the Son vour and goodness towards us ; and and the Holy Ghost, be amongst you that we are very members incorpo- and remain with you always. Amen Tate in the mystical body of thy Son, 1 If any of the consecrated Breaa which is the blessed company of all
and Wine remain after the Com faithful people ; and are also heirs munion, it shall not be carried oui through hope of thy everlasting king- of the Church; but the Bishop dom, by the merits of the most cious death and passion of thy dear
and other Communicants shali pre
immediately after the Blessing, re Son. And we most humbly beseech verently eai and drink the same Here endeth the Order for the Administration of the Holy Cononunion.
OF A CHURCH OR CHAPEL.
States of America, as established by the Bishops, the Clergy, and Laity of
said Church, in General Convention, in the month of September, A.D. 1749. 1. The Bishop is to be received at the entrance of the Church or Chapel
by the Churchwardens and Vestrymen, or some other Persons appointed
for the public worship of God, and seTHE earth is the Lord's and all parated them from all unhallowed,
that therein is : the compass of worldly, and common uses, in order the world, and they that dwell therein. to fill men's minds with greater re.
2 For he hath founded it upon the verence for his glorious Majesty, and seas, and prepared it upon the floods. affect their hearts with more devotion
3 Who shall ascend into the hill of and humility in his service; which the Lord, or who shall rise up in his pious works have been approved of holy place?
and graciously accepted by our hea4 Even he that hath clean hands and venly Father: Let us not doubt but a pure heart; and that hath not lift that he will also favourably approve up his mind unto vanity, nor sworn our godly purpose of setting a part to deceive his neighbour.
this place in solemn manner, for 5 He shall receive the blessing from the performance of the several ofthe Lord, and righteousness from the fices of religious worship, and let us God of bis salvation.
faithfully and devoutly beg his bless 6 This is the generation of them that ing on this our undertaking. seek him ; even of them that seek thy Then the Bishop kneeling, shall face, O Jacob.
say the following Prayer : 7 Liit up your heads 0 ye gates ; 10 Eternal God, mighty in power and be ye lift up ye everlasting doors : and of majesty incomprehensible, and the King of Glory shall come in. whom the heaven of heavens cannot
8 Who is the King of Glory? it is contain, much less the walls of temthe Lord strong and mighty, even the ples made with hands; and who yet Lord mighty in battle.
hast been graciously pleased to pro9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; mise thy especial presence, wherever and be ye litt up, ye everlasting doors: two or three of thy faithful servants and the King of Glory shall me in. shall assemble in thy name to offer up 10 Who is the King of Glory? even their praises and supplications unto he Lord of Hosts, he is the King of thee ; vouchsafe, o Lord, to be preGlory.
sent with us, who are here gathered I The Bishop shall go within the together, with all humility and readi.
rails, with such of the Clergy as ness of heart, to consecrate this place can be there accommodated. The to the honour of thy great name; sepa. Bishop, silting in his chair, shall rating it henceforth from all uuhallow have the instruments of donation ed, ordinary and common uses, and deand endowment, if there be any dicating it to thy service, for reading presented to him, and then stand- thy holy word, for celebrating thy holy ing up, and turning to the Congre sacraments, for offering to thy glorgation, shall say,
uus Majesty the macrifices of prayer DEARLY beloved in the Lord; and thanksgiving, for blessing thy peo men, as well under the Law as under ance of all other holy offices : accept, the Gospel, moved either by the ex. O Lord, this service, at our bands, press command of God, or by the se- and bless it with such sucoess as may cret inspiration of the blessed Spirit, tend most to thy glory, and the furand acting agreeably to their own therance of our happiness both tempo. reason and sense of the natural de- ral and spiritnal, through Jesus Christ cency of things, have erected houses lour blessed Lord and Saviour. Annen.
After this, the Bishop shall stand fection, and devotion of mind, that up, and turning his face towards thou mayest accept their bounden the Congregation, shall say, duty and service, and vouchsafe to REGARD, O Lord, the supplica- give whatever in thy infinite wisdom
tions of thy servants, and grant thou shalt see to be most expedient for that whosoever shall be dedicated to them: all which we beg for Jesus thee in this house by Baptism, may be Christ's sake our most blessed Lord sanctified by the Holy Ghost, deliver-and Saviour. Amen. ed from thy wrath and eternal death, and received as a living member of Christ's Church, and may ever remain in the number of thy faithful children. Amen.
Then the Bishop sitting in his chair, the sentence of Consecra tion is to be read by some Person appointed by him, and then laid by him upon the Communion Ta ble-after which the Bishop shall say,
Grant, O Lord, that they who at this place shall in their own persons renew the promises and vows which BLESSED be thy name, O Lord, they made, or which were made for that it hath pleased thee to put it them by their sureties at their Bap-into the hearts of thy servants, to aptism, and thereupon shall be confirm-propriate and devote this house to thy ed by the Bishop, may receive such a honour and worship; and grant that measure of thy holy Spirit, that they all who shall enjoy the benefit of this may be enabled faithfully to fulfil the pious work, may show forth their same, and grow in grace unto their thankfulness, by making a right use lives' end. Amen. of it, to the glory of thy blessed name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Grant, O Lord, that whosoever shall receive in this place the blessed sacrament of the body and blood of Christ, may come to that holy ordinance with faith, charity, and true repentance; and being filled with thy grace and heavenly benediction, may, to their great and endless comfort, obtain remission of their sins, and all other benefits of his passion. Amen.
Grant, O Lord, that by thy holy word which s'all be read and preached in this place, and by thy Holy Spirit grafting it inwardly in the heart, the hearers thereof may both perceive and know what things they ought to do, and may have power and strength to fulfil the same. Amen.
After this the Minister appointed is to read the service for the day. PROPER PSALMS, 84-122–132. FIRST LESSON. 1 Kings, 8th, verse 22 to verse 63. SECOND LESSON. verse 19 to verse 27. Morning Prayer being ended, there shall be sung from the book of Psalms in metre, Psal. xxvi. verse 6, 7, 8, with the Gloria Patri. The Bishop shall then proceed to the Communion Service. The following shall be the Collect, Epistle, and Gospel, for the occasion.
Grant, O Lord, that whosoever shall be joined together in this place in the holy estate of matrimony, may faithfully perform and keep the vow and covenant between them made, and may remain in perfect love together unto their lives' end. Amen.
Most glorious Lord, we acknowledge that we are not worthy to offer unto thee any thing belonging unto us; yet we beseech thee in thy great goodness, graciously to accept the dedication of this place to thy service, and to prosper this our undertaking; receive the prayers and
Grant, we beseech thee, blessed Lord, that whosoever shall draw near to thee in this place, to give thee intercessions of all those thy servants, thanks for the benefits which they who shall call upon thee in this house; have received at thy hands, to set and give them grace to prepare their forth thy most worthy praise, to con- hearts to serve thee with reverence fess their sins unto thee, and to ask and godly fear; affect them with an such things as are requisite and neces-awful apprehension of thy Divine sary as well for the body as for the Majesty, and a deep sense of their aoul. may do it with such steadiness own unworthiness; that soapof faith, and with such seriousness, afproaching thy sanctuary with low.
liness and devotion, and coming be- disciples remembered that it waa fore thee with clean thoughts and writien, The zeal of thine house hath pure hearts, with bodies undefiled, eaten me up. and minds sanctified, they may al- 1 Then shall be said or sung the ways perform a service acceptable to
100th Psalm. thee, through Jesus Christ oir Lord. Amen.
|| Here shall follow the Sermon. The Epistle. 2 Cor. vi. verse 14 to verse 17.
1 The Sermon being ended, th BE ye not unequally yoked together Bishop shall proceed in the Bet.
with unbelievers : for what fel. vice for the Communion, if it is lowship bath righteousness with un- to be administered at that time. righteousness ? And what commu- 1 After the Communion, or if it is rion hath light with darkness? And not administered at that time, af. what concord hath Christ with Be. ter the Sermon, and immediately tial? Or what part hath he that be- before the final blessing, the Bish. lieveth with an Infidel? And what shall say the following Prayer. agreement hath the temple of God BLESSED be thy name, O Lord with idols ? For ye are the temple of God, for that it hath pleased thee the Living God : as God hath said, I to have thy habitation among the will dwell in them and walk in them, sons of men, and to dwell in the midst and I will be their God, and they shall of the assembly of the saints upon be my people.
the earth; biens, we beseech thee, The Gospel. St. John ii. verse 13. the religious performance of this day, AND the Jews' Passover was at and grant that to this place now set
hand, and Jesus went up to Je- apart to thy service, thy holy name usalem, and found in the temple may be worahipped in truth and purity hose that sold oxen, and sheep, and through all generations, through Jedoves, and the changers of money sus Christ our Lord. Amen. sitting: And when he had made á THE peace of God, which passeth courge of small cords, he drove them all understanding, keep your all out of the temple, and the sheep, hearts and minds in the knowledge md the oxen, and poured out the and love of God, and of his Son Jesus changers' money, and overthrew the Christ our Lord; and the blessing tables, and said unto them that of God Almighty, the Father, the sold doves, "Take these things Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst hence ; make not my Father's house you, and remain with you always. an house of merchandise." And his Amen.
AN OFFICE OF INSTITUTION OF MINISTERS
INTO PARISHES OR CHURCHES, Prescribed by the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of
America ; established in General Convention of the Bishops, the Clergy, and Laity, 1804 ; and set forth, with Alterations, in General Convention, 1808.
1 The Bishop having received due Notice of the Election of a Minister
into a Parish or Church, as prescribed by the Canon "concerning the Election and Institution of Ministers," and being satisfied that "the Person chosen is a qualified Minister of this Church," may transmit the following Letter of Institution, for the proposed Rector, A880 ciated Rector, or Assistant Minister, to one of his Presbyters, whom he may appoint as the Institutor. In any state or Diocese the concluding Paragraph in the Letter of Inotitution may be omit!ed, where it interferes with the Usages, air or Charters of the Church in the same.
To our well-beloved in Christ, A. B. Prestyler, Greeting. Sigillum. WE do by these Presents give and grant unto you, in whose
Learning, Diligence, sound Doctrine, and Prudence, we do
fully confide, our License and Authority, to perform the Office o. Signat. a Priest in the Parish (o: Church] of E. And also hereby do in
stitute you into said Parish Cor Church), possessed of full power
to perform every. Act of sacerdotal Function among the People oft the same ; you continuing in communion with us, and complying with the rubrics and canons of the Church, and with such lawrul directions as you shall at any time receive from us.
And as a canonically instituted Priest into the Office of Rector (Associated Rector, or Assistant Minister, as the case may be) of
Parish Cor Church), you are faithfully to feed that portion of the flock of Christ which is now entrusted to you; not as a man-pleaser, but as continually bearing in mind, that you are accountable to us here, and to the Chief Bishop and Sovereign Judge of all hereafter.
And as the Lord hath ordained, that they who serve at the altar should live of the things belonging to the altar; so we authorise you to claim and enjoy all the accustomed temporalities appertaining to your cure, until some urgent reason or reasons occasion a wish in you, or in the congregation com. mitted to your charge, to bring about a separation, and dissolution of all sacerdotal relation between you and them; of all which you will give us due notice: and in case of any difference between you and your congregation, as to a separation, and dissolution of all sacerdotal connexion between you and them, we, your Bishop, with the advice of our Presbyters, are to be the ultimate arbiter and judge.
In witness whereof we have hereunto affixed our Episcopal seal and sig. nature, at this
day of A.D. and in he year of our consecration. 1 In the case of a Minister to be instituted in a state or Diocese in which
there is no Bishop, the Clerical Members of the Standing Committee shall send the following Letter of Institution for the proposed Minis ter, to the Presbyter whom they may appoint as Institutor.
To our well-beloved in Christ, A.B. Presbyter, Greeting. Sigillum. WĘ do by these Presents authorise and empower you to exercise
the office of a Priest in the Parish Cor Church) of E. And by virtue of the power vested in us, do institute you into said
Parish (or Church], possessed of full power to perform every Act of sacerdotal Function among the people of the same ; you complying with the rubrics and canons of the Church.
And as a canonically instituted Priest into the office of Rector [Associated Rector, or Assistant Minister, as the case may be] of
Parish [or Church), you are to feed that portion of the flock of Christ which is now entrusted to you ; not as a man-pleaser, but as continually bearing in mind that you are accountable to the ecclesiastical authority of the Church here, and to the Chief Bishop and Sovereign Judge of all hereafter.
Aud as the Lord hath ordained that they who serve at the altar should live of the things belonging to the altar; so you have our authority to claim and enjoy all the accustomed temporalities appertaining to your cure, until some urgent reason or reasons occasion a wish in you, or in the congregation committed to your charge, to bring about a separation, and dissolution of all sacerdotal connexion between you and them; of all which you will give us due notice: and in case of any difference between you and your congre. gation, as to a separation and dissolution of all sacerdotal connexion between you and them, the ecclesiastical authority of the Church in this diocese (takir:g the advice and aid of a Bishop) shall be the ultimate arbiter and Judge.
in witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals this day of
in the year