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9 After this shall be read for the Gospel, part of the that is an hireling, and not the ninth Chapter of Saint Matthew, as followeth. St. Matt. ix. 36.

Shepherd, whose own the sheep THEN Jesus saw the multi- are not, seeth the wolf coming, and tudes, he was moved with the wolf catcheth them, and scat

leaveth the sheep, and fleeth; and compassion on them, because they tereth the sheep. The hireling fainted, and were scattered abroad as sheep having no shepherd. Then fleeth because he is an hireling, saith he unto his disciples, The and careth not for the sheep. 1 harvest truly is plenteous, but the am the good Shepherd, and know labourers are few: Pray ye there my sheep, and am known of mine. fore the Lord of the harvest, that As the Father knoweth me, even he will send forth labourers into down my life for the sheep. And

so know I the Father: and I lay his harvest.

other sheep I have, which are not T Or else this that followeth, out of the tenth Chapter of Saint John.

of this fold; them also I must St. John X. 1.

bring, and they shall hear my VERI ERILY,verily, I say unto you, voice: and there shall be one

He that entereth 'not by the fold, and one Shepherd. door into the sheep-fold, but climb- 1 Then the Bishop shall say unto them as followeth. eth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber

. But he Ye have heard, brethren, as

well in your private examithat entereth in by the door, is the nation, as in the exhortation which shepherd of the sheep. To him was now made to you, and in the the porter openeth, and the sheep holy lessons taken out of the Goshear his voice; and he calleth his pel, and the writings of the Aposown sheep by name, and leadeth tles, of what dignity, and of how them out. And when he putteth great importance this office is, forth his own sheep, he goeth be- whereunto ye are called. And fore them, and the sheep follow now again we exhort you in the him ; for they know his voice. name of our Lord Jesus Christ, And a stranger will they not fol- that ye have in remembrance, into low, but will flee from him ; for how high a dignity, and to how they know not the voice of stran- weighty an office and charge ye are gers. This parable spake Jesus called: That is to say, to be Mesunto them, but they understood sengers, Watchmen, and Stewards not what things they were which of the Lord; to teach, and to prehe spake unto them. Then said monish, to feed and" provide for Jesus unto them again, Verily, veri- the Lord's family; to seek for ly, I say unto you, I am the door Christ's sheep that are dispersed of the sheep. All that ever came abroad, and for his children who before me are thieves and robbers; are in the midst of this naughty but the sheep did not hear them. world, that they may be saved I am the door; by me if any man through Christ for ever. enter in, he shall be saved, and Have always therefore printed shall go in and out, and find pas- in your remembrance, how great ture. The thief cometh not but a treasure is committed to your for to steal, and to kill, and to de- charge. For they are the sheep stroy: I am come that they might of Christ, which he bought with have life, and that they might have his death, and for whom he shed it more abundantly: I am the good his blood. The Church and ConShepherd: the good Shepherd giv- gregation whom you must serve, eth his life for the sheep. But he is his Spouse, and his Body. And


if it shall happen that the same cause, how ye ought to forsake Church, or any member thereof, and set aside, as much as ye may, do take any hurt or hinderance by all worldly cares and studies. reason of your negligence, ye know We have good hope that ye have the greatness of the fault, and also well weighed these things with the horrible punishment that will yourselves long before this time;

Wherefore consider with and that ye have clearly determinyourselves the end of the ministry ed, by God's grace, to give yourtowards the children of God, selves wholly to this Office, wheretowards the Spouse and Body of unto it hath pleased God to call Christ; and see that ye never cease you: so that, as much as lieth in your labour, your care and dili-you, ye will apply yourselves wholgence, until ye have done all that|ly to this one thing, and draw all lieth in you, according to your your cares and studies this way; bounden duty, to bring all such as and that ye will continually pray are or shall be committed to your to God the Father, by the mediacharge, unto that agreement in the tion of our only Saviour Jesus faith and knowledge of God, and Christ, for the heavenly assistance to that ripeness and perfectness of of the Holy Ghost; that by daily age in Christ, that there be no place reading and weighing the Scripleft among you, either for error in tures, ye may wax riper and stronreligion, or for viciousness in life. ger in your Ministry; and that ye

Forasmuch then as your Office may so endeavour yourselves from is both of so great excellency, and time to time to sanctify the lives of so great difficulty, ye see with of you and yours, and to fashion how great care and study ye ought them after the rule and doctrine of to apply yourselves, as well to show Christ, that ye may be wholesome yourselves dutiful and thankful un- and godly examples and patterns to that Lord who hath placed you for the people to follow. in so high a dignity; as also to be And now, that this present Conware that neither you yourselves gregation of Christ may also unoffend, nor be occasion that others derstand your minds and wills in offend. Howbeit ye cannot have these things, and that this your a mind and will thereto of your-promise may the more move you selves; for that will and ability is to do your duties; ye shall answer given of God alone : therefore ye plainly to these things, which we, ought, and have need to pray ear in the name of God, and of his nestly for his Holy Spirit. And Church, shall demand of you seeing that ye cannot by any other touching the same. compass the doing

you think in your heart,

D a work,

that you are truly called, acsalvation of man, but with doctrine cording to the will of our Lord Jeand exhortation taken out of the sus Christ, and according to the holy Scriptures, and with a life Canons of this Church, to the Oragreeable to the same; consider der and Ministry of Priesthood ? how studious ye ought to be in Answer. I think it. reading and learning the Scrip

The Bishop tures, and in framing the manners both of yourselves, and of them A RE, you persuaded that the

holy Scriptures contain all that specially pertain unto you, ac- Doctrine required as necessary for cording to the rule of the same eternal salvation through faith in Scriptures; and for this self-same Jesus Christ ? and are you deter


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mined, out of the said Scriptures as in you lieth, wholesome examto instruct the people committed ples and patterns to the flock of to your charge, and to teach Christ? nothing, as necessary to eternal Answer. I will apply myself salvation, but that which you shall thereto, the Lord being my helper. be persuaded may be concluded

The Bishop and proved by the Scripture?

TILL you maintain and set Answer. I am so persuaded, and forwards, as much as lieth have so determined, by God's grace. in you, quietness, peace, and love The Bishop.

among all Christian people, and TILL you then give your especially among them that are or to minister the Doctrine and Sa Answer. I will so do, the Lord craments, and the discipline of being my helper. Christ, as the Lord hath com

The Bishop. manded, and as this Church hath VILL you reverently obey received the same, according to your Bishop, and other chief the commandments of God; so Ministers, who, according to the that you may teach the people com- Canons of the Church, may have mitted to your cure and charge, the charge and government over with all diligence to keep and ob- you; following with a glad mind serve the same?

and will their godly admonitions, Answer., I will so do, by the and submitting yourselves to their help of the Lord.

godly judgments? The Bishop.

Answer. I will so do, the Lord WILL you be ready with all being my helper. faithful diligence to banish

T Then shall the Bishop, standing up, say, and drive away from the Church Agiven you this will to do all trines contrary to God's word, these things, grant also unto you and to use both public and private strength and power to perform the monitions and exhortations, as well same; that he may accomplish his to the sick as the whole within work which he hath begun in you, your cures, as need shall require, through Jesus Christ our Lord. and occasion shall be given?

Amen. Answer. I will, the Lord being

After this, the Congregation shall be desired, se

cretly in their prayers, to make their humble supmy helper.

plications to God for all these things: for the which The Bishop.

prayers there shall be silence kept for a space. VILL

After which, shall be sung or said by the Bishop, you be diligent in pray the persons to be ordained Priests all kneeling, ers, and in reading the holy Veni, Creator Spiritus; the Bishop beginning,

and the Priest and others that are present anScriptures, and in such studies as

swering by verses, as followeth. help to the knowledge of the same; C And lighien with celestial fire :

, , , laying aside the study of the world Thou the anointing Spirit art, and the flesh?

Who dost thy seven-fold gifts impart : Answer. I will endeavour so to is comfort, life, and fire of love:

Thy blessed Unction from above, do, the Lord being my helper. Enable with perpetual light The Bishop

The dulness of our blinded sight: VILL you be diligent to frame With the abundance of thy grace:

own selves, Keep far our foes, give peace at home;

Where thou art Guide, no ill can come. and your families, according to the Teach us to know the Father Son, Doctrine of Christ; and to make And thee, of both to be but one: both yourselves and them, as much This may be our endless song;

Anoint and cheer our soiled face

fashion your

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Praise to thy eternal merit,

most dearly beloved Son Jesus Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 1 Or this:

Christ, to be our Redeemer, and the CO YOME, Holy Ghost, eternal God,

Author of everlasting life; who after Proceeding from above, Both from the Father and the Son,

he had made perfect our redempThe God of peace and love ;

tion by his death, and was ascended Visit our minds, into our hearts Thy heavenly grace inspire;

into heaven, sent abroad into the That truth and godliness we may

world his Apostles, Prophets, EvanPursue with full desire.

gelists, Doctors, and Pastors; by Thou art the very Comforter In grief and all distress;

whose labour and ministry he gaThe heavenly gift of God most High;

thered together a great Flock in all No tongue can it express ; The fountain and the living spring

the parts of the world, to set forth Of joy celestial;

the eternal praise of thy holy name: The fire so bright, the love so sweet, The Unction spiritual.

For these so great benefits of thy Thou in thy gifts art manifold,

eternal goodness, and for that thou By them Christ's Church doth stand: In faithful hearts thou writ'st thy law,

hast vouchsafed to call these thy The finger of God's hand.

servants here present to the same According to thy promise, Lord, Thou givest speech with grace;

Office and Ministry appointed for That, through thy help, God's praises may the salvation of mankind, we render Resound in every place.

unto thee most hearty thanks, we O Holy Ghost, into our minds Send down thy heavenly light;

praise and worship thee; and we Kindle our hearts with fervent zeal,

humbly beseech thee by the same To serve God day and night: Our weakness strengthen and confirm, thy blessed Son, to grant unto all, For, Lord, thou know'st us frail;

which either here or elsewhere call That neither devil, world, nor flesh Against us may prevail.

upon thy holy name, that we may Put back our enemies far from us,

continue to show ourselves thankAnd help us to obtain Peace in our hearts with God and man,

ful unto thee for these and all thy The best, the truest gain;

other benefits; and that we may And grant that thou being, O Lord, Our leader and our guide,

daily increase and go forwards in We may escape the snares of sin,

the knowledge and faith of thee And never from thee slide. Such measures of thy powerful grace

and thy Son, by the Holy Spirit : Grant, Lord, to us, we pray;

So that as well by these thy MinisThat thou mny'st be our Comforter At the last dreadful day.

ters, as by them over whom they Of strife and of dissension

shall be appointed thy Ministers, Dissolve, O Lord, the bands,

thy holy name may be for ever And knit the knots of peace and love Throughout all Christian lands.

glorified, and thy blessed kingdom Grant us the grace that we may know enlarged, through the same thy

The Father of all might, That we of his beloved Son,

Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who May gain the blissful sight;

liveth and reigneth with thee in And that we may with perfect faith Ever acknowledge thee,

the unity of the same Holy Spirit, The Spirit of Father, and of Son,

world without end. Amen. One God in Persons three. To God the Father laud and praise,

9 When this prayer is done, the Bishop with the And to his blessed Son,

Priests present, shall lay their hands severally And to the Holy Spirit of Grace,

upon the head of every one that receiveth the Co-equal three in One.

order of Priesthood; the Receivers humbly And pray we, that our only Lord

kneeling, and the Bishop saying, Would please his Spirit to send On all that shall profess his nume,

ECEIVE the Holy Ghost for From hence to the world's end. Amen.

the office and work of That done, the Bishop shall pray in this wise,

Priest in the Church of God, now committed unto thee by the im

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and say, Let us pray;

venly Father, who, of thine thou dost forgive, they are forgiven: infinite love and goodness towards and whose sins thou dost retain, is, hast given to us thy only and they are retained: And be thou a

faithful Dispenser of the word of lect, and immediately before the Benediction, Godhemantel of hohe Father, and Mesechethile to send upon of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. these thy servants thy heavenly Amen.

blessing; that they may be clothed 1 Or this :

with righteousness, and that thy TAL TAKE thou Authority to ex- word spoken by their mouths may

ecute the office of a Priest in have such success, that it may the Church of God now committed never be spoken in vain. Grant to thee by the imposition of our also, that we may have grace to hands; and be thou a faithful Dis- hear and receive what they shall penser of the word of God, and of deliver out of thy most holy word, his holy Sacraments: In the name or agreeably to the same, as the of the Father, and of the Son, and means of our salvation; that in all of the Holy Ghost. Amen. our words and deeds we may seek I Then the Bishop shall deliver to every one of thy glory, and the increase of thy them kneeling, the Bible into his hand, saying, kingdom, through Jesus Christ our Take stored of God, and for min Lordne

peace of God, which passister the holy Sacraments in the THE peace of God, which passCongregation where thou shalt be your hearts and minds in the lawfully appointed thereunto.

knowledge and love of God, and When this is done, the Bishop shall go on in the of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord : Service of the Communion, which all they who receive Orders shall take together, and remain And the blessing of God Almighty, in the same place where hands were

laid upon the Father, the Son, and the Holy them, until such time as they have received the

Ghost, be amongst you, and reI The Communion being done, after the last Col-main with you always. Amen.

And if, on the same day, the Order of Deacons be given to some, and the Order of Priesthood to others; the Deacons shall be first presented, and then the Priests; and it shall suffice that the Litany be once said for both. The Collects shall both be used; first, that for Deacons, then that for Priests. The Epistle shall be Ephesians iv. 7 to 13, as before in this office. Immediately after which, they that are to be made Deacons, shall be examined, and ordained, as is above prescribed. Then one of them having read the Gospel, which shall be either out of Saint Matthew ix. 36, as before in this office; or else Saint Luke xii

. 35 to 38, as before in the form for the Ordering of Deacons, they that are to be made Priests, shall likewise be examined, and ordained, as in this office before appointed.


THE FORM OF Ordaining or Consecrating a Bishop. When all things are duly prepared in the Church, and set in order, after Morning Prayer is ended, the presiding Bishop, or some other Bishop appointed by the Bishops present, shall begin the Communion Service, in which this shall be The Collect.

to the people, that they may obeLMIGHTY God, who by diently follow the same; that all

thy Son Jesus Christ didst may receive the crown of everlastgive to thy holy A poştles many ing glory, through Jesus Christ our excellent gifts, and didst charge Lord. Amen. them to feed thy flocks; give 1 And another Bishop shall read grace, we beseech thee, to all The Epistle. i Tim. ii. 1. Bishops, the Pastors of thy Church, THIS that they may diligently preach thy word, and duly administer the he desireth a good work. A godly discipline thereof; and grant Bishop then must be blameless,

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