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To our well-beloved in Chrisi, 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, lo perform the Office o. Signat. a Priest in the Parish (o: Church] of E. And also hereby do in.

stitute you into said Parish (or Church), possessed of full power

to perform every Act of sacerdotal Function among the People of 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 or 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 lo 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 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 witimate 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. We do by these Presents authorise and empower you to exercise

by virtue of the power vested in us, do institute you into said

Parish (or Charch], 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 (Associatel 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.

And 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 congregation, as to a separation and dissolution of all sacerdotal connexion between you and them, the ecclesiastical authority of the Church in this diocese (lakir: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

The day being appointed for the of the Vestry supplying his place.) new Incumben's Institution, at present the keys of the Church 10 the usual hour of Morning Pray- the new Incumbeni, saying, er, the Institutor, attended by the IN name and behalf of

Parish nero Incumbent, and one or more (or Church), I do receive and acPresbyters apjointed by the Bish- knowledge you, the Rev. A. B. as op, (or, where there is no Bishop, Priest and' Rector (or Associated by the Clerical Members of the Rector, or Assistant Minister of Standing Committee) for that the same, and in token thereof, give purpose, shall enter the Church : into your hands the keys of this Then, all the Clergy present Church. standing without the rails of the " Then the new Incumbent shall say, Altar, except the Priest, who shall go into the

officiating I, A. B. receive these keys of the

-, house of God at your hands, as desk ; the Wardens, or, in case the pledges of my Institution, and of of their necessary absence, two your parochial recognition, and proMembers of the Vestry) standing mise to be a faithful Shepherd over un the righi and left of the Altar, you, in the name of the Father, and without the rails; the senior War of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. den, (or the Member of the Vestry 1 Here the Instituting Minister shall supplying his place,) holding the

begin the office.
keys of the Church in his hand, Min. The Lord be with you.
in open view, the officiaring Priest Ans. And with thy Spirit.
shall read Morning Prayer.

Let us pray.
Proper Psalms are,

DIRECT us; of Lord, in all our Psaim cxxii. Psalm cxxxii. Psalm doings, with thy most gracious cxxxii.

favour, and further us with thy conProper Lessons. tinual help, that in all our works First. Ezek. Chap xxxiii. verse 1 begun, continued, and ended in thee, to verse 10.

we may glorify thy holy name, and Second. St. John, Chap. x. verse 1 finally by thy mercy obtain everlasting to verse 19.

lite, through Jesus Christ our Lord; ?! Morning Prayer ended, the Priest who hath laught us to pray unto thee,

who acts as the Institutor, stand. O Almighty Father, in his prevailing ing within the rails of the Altar, name and words,

Our Father, who art in Heaven, DEARLY beloved in the Lord, we Hallowed be thy. Name : Thy King

have assembled for the purpose dom come; Thy Will be done on of instituting the Rev. A. B. into this Earth, as it is in Heaven ; Give us Parish, [or Church,) as Priest and this day our daily bread ; And forRector (or Associated Rector, or give us our trespasses, as we forAssistant Minister of the same; and give those who trespass against us ; we are possessed of your vote that he And lead us not into temptation ; has been so elected; as also of the But deliver us from evil : For thing prescribed Letter of Institution. But is the Kingdom, and the Power, and if any of you can show just cause the Glory, for ever and ever. Amen. why he may not be instituted, we pro 1 Then shall the Priest who acts ceed no further, because we would as the Institutor receive the In. not that an unworthy person should cumbent within the rails of the minister among you.

Altar, and present him the Bible, If any objection be offered, the Book of Common Prayer, and priest who acis as the Institutor Books of Canons of the General shall judge whether it afford just and State Convention, saying as cause to suspend the service. No follows:

ECEIVE these books; Priest who acts as the Institutor choosing to go on rith the service, in dispensing the divine 'word, in he shall next read the Letter of leading the devotions of the people,

Institution; and then shall the and in exercising the liscipline of the senior Warden, (or the Member Church; and be thou in all things a

shall

say,

objection "being offered, or the Recen loe che erales of this conduce

Let us pray:

our God.

mitern to the flock committed to thy cine.

MosT gracious God, the giver of ! Then shall be said or sung the all good and perfect gifts, who

following Anthem. of thy wise proridence hast appointed Laudate Nomen.

divers orders in thy Church ; give thy O , ,

name of the Lord : praise it, o vant, to whom the charge of this conye servants of the Lord. Psalm gregation is now committed ; and so CXXXV. verse 1.

replenish him with the truth of thy 2 Ye that stand in the house of the doctrine, and endue him with innoLord; in the courts of the house of cency of life, that he may faithfully Verse 2.

serve before thee, to the glory of thy 3 O praise the Lord, for the Lord great name, and the benefit of thy is gracious : 0 sing praises unto his holy Church, through Jesus Christ, name, for it is lovely. Verse 3. our only Mediator and Redeemer.

4 The Lord is gracious and mer- Amen. iful, long suffering and of great good- O Holy Jesus, who hast purchased Gess. Psalm cxlv. verse 8.

to thyself an universal Church, 5 The Lord is loving unto every and hast promised to be with the Miman; and his mercy is over all his nisters of Apostolic Succession to the works. Verse 9.

erd of the world; be graciously 6 All thy works praise thee, o pleased to bless the ministry and serLord; and thy Saints give thanks vice of him, who is now appointed to unto thee. Verse 10.

offer the sacrifices of prayer and praise 7 The Lord doth build up Jeru-to thee in this house, which is calied salem; and gather together the out. by thy name. May the words of hia casts of Israel. Psalm cxlvii. verse 2. mouth, and the meditation of his

8 He healeth those that are broken heart, be always acceptable in thy in heart; and giveth medicine to heal sight, O Lord, our strength and our their sickness. Verse 3.

Redeemer. Amen. 9. The Lord's delight is in them O God, Holy Ghost, Sanctifier of that fear him, and put their trust in the Faithful, visit, we pray thee, his mercy Verse 11.

this congregation with thy love and fa10 Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem; vour ; enlighten their minds more and praise thy God, o Zion. Verse 12.' more with the light of the everlasting

11 For he hath made fast the bars Gospel ; graft in their hearts a love of thy gates ; and hath blessed thy of the truth; increase in them true children within thee. Verse 13. religion ; nourish them with all good

12 He maketh peace in thy borders; nesa; and of thy great mercy keep and filleth thee with the flour of wheat them in the same, o blessed Spirit, Verse 14.

whom with the Father and the Soil 13 He is our God, even the God of together we worship and glorify as whom cometh salvation ; God is the one God, world without end. Amer.. Lord by whom we escape: death.

Benediction. Psalm lxviii. verse 20.

THE God of peace, who brought 14 O God, wouderful art thou in again from the dead our Lord thy holy places, even the God of Jesus Christ, the great Shepherd of Israel ; he will give strength and the sheep, through the blood of the power unto his people. Blessed be everlasting Covenant, make you perGod. Verse 35.

fect in every good work to do his will, Glory be to the Father, and to the working in you that which is well Son, and to the Holy Ghost; pleasing in his sight, through Jesus

As it was in the beginning, is now, Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever shall be, world without end and ever. Amen. Min. The law was given by Mo- Then shal instituted Minister

kneel a liar to present his Peop. But grace and truth came supplicate for himselfin this hy Jesus Christ.

form: Min. & Peop. Who is God over Ó Lord my God! I am not worthy all, blessed for everinore. Amen.

that thou shouldest come under

608.

The day being appointed for the of the Vestry supplying his place.) new Incumbeni's Institution, at present the keys of the Church ca The usual hour of Morning Pray- the new Incumbeni, saying, er, the Ins/itutor, attended by the IN name and behalf of

Parish nei Incumben', and one or more [or Church], 1 do receive and acPresbyters apointed by the Bish- knowledge you, the Rev. A. B. as op, (or, where there is no Bishop, Priest and Rector (or Associated by the Clerical Members of the Rector, or Assistant Minister of Standing Committee) for that the same, and in token thereof, give purpose, shall enter the Church : into your hands the keys of this Then, all the Clergy present Church. standing without the rails of the " Then the new Incumbent shall say, Altar, except the officioring I, A. B. receive these keys of the Priest, who shall go into the - house of God at your hands, as desk; the Wardens, (or, in case the pledges of my Institution, and o of their necessary absence, two your parochial recognition, and proMembers of the Vestry, standing mise to be a faithful Shepherd over un the righi and left of the Altar, you, in the name of the Father, and without the rails; the senior War of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. den, (or the Member of the Vestry 1 Here the Instituting Minister shall supplying his place,) holding the

begin the office. keys of the Church in his hand, Min. The Lord be with you. in

open view, the officialing Priest Ans. And with thy Spirit. shall read Morning Prayer.

Let us pray. Proper Psalms are. DIRECT us, Lord, in all our Psalm cxxii. Psalm cxxxii. Psalm doings, with thy most gracious сxxxiii.

favour, and further us with thy conProper Lessons.

tinual help, that in all our works First. Ezek. Chap xxxiii. verse 1 begun, continued, and ended in thee, to verse 10.

we may glorify thy holy name, and Second. St. John, Chap. X. verse 1 finally by thy mercy obtain everlasting to verse 19.

life, through Jesus Christ our Lord; 1 Morning Prayer ended, the Priest who hath laught us to pray unto thee,

who acts as the Institutor, stand- O Almighty Father, in his prevailing ing within the rails of the Altar, name and words,

Our Father, who art in Heaven, DEARLY beloved in the Lord, we Hallowed be thy Name : Thy King

have assembled for the purpose dom come; Thy Will be done on of instituting the Rev. A. B. into this Earth, as it is in Heaven ; Give us Parish, [or Church,] as Priest and this day our daily bread; And forRector or Associated Rector, or give us our trespasses, as we forAssistant Minister] of the same ; and give those who trespass against us ; we are possessed of your vote that he And lead us not into temptation ; has been so elected; as also of the But deliver us from evil : For thins prescribed Letter of Institution. But is the Kingdom, and the Power, and if any of you can show just cause the Glory, for ever and ever. Amen. why he may not be instituted, we pro 1 Then shall the Priest who acts ceed no further, because we would as the Institutor receive the In. not that an unworthy person should cumbent within the rails of the minister among you.

Altar, and present him the Bible, TIL any objection be offered, the Book of Common Prayer, and

Priesi who acts as the Institutor Books of Canons of the General shall judge whether it afford just and State Convention, saying as cause to suspend the service. No follows : objection being offered, or the RECEIVE these books; and let Priest who acts as the Institutor them be the rule of thy conduct choosing to go on with the service, in dispensing the divine word, in he shall next read the Letter of leading the devotions of the people, Institution, and then shall the and in exercising the discipline of the senior Warden, (or the Member Church; and be thou in all things a

shall say,

Let us pray

mitern to the flock committed to thy
cnn.
! Then shall be said or sung the

MOST gracious God, the giver of

all good and perfect gifts, who following Anthem, of thy wise proridence hast appointed Laudate Nomen.

divers orders in thy Church ; give thy Praise the Lord, lau! ve the grace, we beseech thee, to thy ser

name of the Lord : praise it, vant, to whom the charge of this conye servants of the Lord. Psalm gregation is now committed ; and so CXXXV. Verse 1.

replenish him with the truth of thy Ye that stand in the house of the doctrine, and endue brim with innoLord; in the courts of the house of cency of life, that he may faithfully our God. Verse 2.

serve before thee, to the glory of thy 3 O praise the Lord, for the Lord great name, and the benefit of thy is gracious : 0 sing praises unto his holy Church, through Jesus Christ, name, for it is lovely. Verse 3. our only Mediator and Redeemer.

4 The Lord is gracious and mer- Amen. :iful, long suffering and of great good- O Holy Jesus, who hast purchased Gess. Psalm cxlv. verse 8.

, 5 The Lord is loving unto every and hast promised to be with the Mi. man; and his mercy is over all his nisters of Apostolic Succession to the works. Verse 9.

erd of the world; be graciously 6 All thy works praise thee, o pleased to bless the ministry and serLord; and thy Saints give thanks vice of him, who is now appointed to unto thee. Verse 10.

offer the sacrifices of prayer and praise 7 The Lord doth build up Jeru-to thee in this house, which is calied salem ; and gather together the out. by thy name. May the words of his casts of Israel. Psalm cxlvii. verse 2. mouth, and the meditation of his

8 He healeth those that are broken heart, be always acceptable in thy in heart; and giveth medicine to heal sight, O Lord, our strength and our Their sickness. Verse 3.

Redeemer. Amen. 9 The Lord's delight is in them God, Holy Ghost, Sanctifier of that fear him, and put their trust in the Faithful, visit, we pray thee, his mercy. Verse 11.

this congregation with thy love and fa 10 Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem; vour ; enlighten their minds more and praise thy God, o Zion. Verse 12. more with the light of the everlasting

11 For he hath made fast the bars Gospel ; graft in their hearts a love of thy gates ; and hath blessed thy of the truth ; increase in them true children within thee. Verse 13. religion ; nourish them with all good

12 He maketh peace in thy borders; nesa; and of thy great mercy keep and filleth thee with the flour of wheat them in the same, o blessed Spirit, Verge 11.

whom with the Father and the Son 13 He is our God, even the God of together we worship and glorify as whom cometh salvation : God is the one God, world without end. Amer.. Lord by whom we escape death.

Benediction. Psalm lxviii. verse 20.

THE God of peace, who brought 14 O God, wouderful art thou in again from the dead our Lord thy holy places, even the God of Jesus Christ, the great Shepherd of Israel ; he will give strength and the sheep, through the blood of the power unto his people. Blessed be everlasting Covenant, make you perGjod. Verse 35.

sect in every good work to do his will, Glory be to the Father, and to the working in you that which is well Son, and to the Holy Ghost; pleasing in his sight, through Jesus

As it was in the beginning, is now, Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever shall be, world without end and ever. Amen. Min. The law was given by Mo- Then sha instituted Minister

kneel lltar to present his Peop. But grace and truth came supplieolibe for himself-in this hy Jesus Christ.

form: Min. $ Peop. Who is God over Ó Lord my God! I am not worthy all, blessed for everinore. Amen. that thou shouldest come under

608.

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