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which he ought not to be received into them, because they fainted, and were sear. this holy Ministry, let him come forth in tered abroad as sheep having no shep the name of God, and show what the herd. Then saith he unto his disciples, crime or impediment is.
The harvest truly is plenteous, but the la1 And if any great Crime or Impediment bourers are few: Pray ye therefore the
be obiected, the Bishop shall cease from Lord of the harvest, that he will send Ordering that person, until such time as forth labourers into his hardest. the Party accused shall be found clear of 1 or else this that followeth, out of the that Crime.
tenth Chapter of Saint John. Then the Bishop (commending such as
St. John X. 1.
shall be found meet to be Ordered, to the TTERILY, verily, I say unto you, He Prayers of the Congregation) shall, with that entereth not by the door into the Clergy and People present, say the the sheep-fold, but climbeth up some Litany zvith the Prayers as is before ap- other way, the same is a thief and a rolpointed in the Form of Ordering Dea- ber. But he that entereth in by the door, cons ; save only, that in the proper suf- is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the frage there added, the word Deacons
e umed, the word Peacons porter openeth, and the sheep hear his shall be omitted, and the word Priests voice; and he calleth his own sheep by inserted instead of it.
name, and leadeth them out. And when 1 Then shall be said the Service for the lhe putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth
Communion, with the Collect, Epistle, before them, and the sheep follow him; und Gospel, as followeth.
for they know his voice. And a stranger * The Collect.
will they not follow, but will flee front LMIGHTY God, giver of all good him; for they know not the voice of stran A things, who by thy Holy Spirit hast gers. This parable spake Jesus unto them, appointed divers orders of Ministers in but they understood not what things they the Church; mercifully behold these thy I were which he spake unto them. Then servants now called to the Office of Priest
ed to the Office of Priest- said Jeşus ynto them again, Verily, verihood; and so replenish them with thelly, I say unto you, I am the door of the truth of thy Doctrine, and adorn them
sheep. All that ever came before me are with innocency of life, that both by word
| thieves and robbers; but the sheep did not and good example they may faithfully I hear them. I am the door; by me if any serve thee in this Office, to the glory of thy I man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall name, and the edification of thy Church, go in and out, and find pasture. The thiet througn the merits of our Saviour Jesus cometh not but for to steal, and to kill, Christ, who liveth and reigneth with thee
and to destroy: I am come that they might and the Holy Ghost, world without end. have life, and that they might have it Amen.
more abundantly: I am the good Shep• The Epistle. Ephes. iv. 7. berd: the good Shepherd giveth his life TINTO every one of us is given grace for the sheep. But he that is an
for the sheep. But he that is an hireling, U according to the measure of the gift and not the Shepherd, whose own the of Christ. Wherefore he saith, When be sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and ascended up on high, he led captivity cap- leaveth the sheep, and fleeth; and the tive, and gave gifts unto men. (Now that wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the he ascended, what is it but that he also sheep. The hireling fleeth because he is descended first into the lower parts of the lan hireling, and careth not for the sheep. earth? He that descended, is the same I am the good Shepherd, and know my also that ascended up far above all hea-sheep, and am known of mine. As the vens, that he might fill all things.) And Father knoweth me, even so know I the he gave some Apostles, and some Pro-Father: and I lay down my life for the phets, and some Evangelists, and some sheep. And other sheep I have, which Pastors and Teachers, for tbe perfecting are not of this fold; them also I must of the Saints, for the work of the Ministry, bring, and they shall hear my voice. for the edifying of the Body of Christ and there shall be one fold and one Sheptill we all come, in the unity of the faith herd, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, I Then the Bishop shall say unto them as unto a perfect man, unto the measure of
followeth. the stature of the fulness of Christ.
VE have heard, brethren, as well in 1 After this shall be read for the Gospel,| 1 your private examination, as in the
part of the ninth Chapter of Saint exhortation which was now made to you Matthew, as followeth.“
and in the holy lessons taken out of the St. Matt. ix. 36.
Gospel, and the writings of the Apostles UHEN Jesus saw the multitudes, he of what dignity, and of how great impo. Vy was moved with compassion on tance this office is whereunto yeare calles:
fur erce altvays ibere great a For they are Scriptur ilin
And now again we exhort vou, in the set aside, as much as ye may, all worldly name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye cares and studies. have in remembrance, into how high a We have good hope that ye have well dignity, and to how weighty an office and weighed these things with yourselves charge ye are called: That is to say, to long before this time; and that ye have be Messengers, Watchmen and Stewards clearly determined, by God's grace, to of the Lord; to teach, and to premonish, give yourselves wholly to this Ofice, to feed and provide for the Lord's family; whereunto it hath pleased God to call to seek for Christ's sheep that are dis-you: su that, as much as lieth in you, ye persed abroad, and for his children who will apply yourselves wholly to this one are in the midst of this naughty world, thing, and draw all your cares and studies that they may be saved through Christ this way, and that ye will continually for ever.
pray to God the Father, by the mediatiou Have always therefore printed in your of our only Saviour Jesus Christ, for the remembrance, how great a treasure is heavenly assistance of the Holy Ghost; committed to your charge. For they are that by daily reading and weighing the the sheep of Christ, which he bought with Scriptures, ye may wax riper and stronghis death, and for whom he shed his blood.er in your Ministry; and that ye may so The Church and Congregation whom you endeavour yourselves from time to time to must serve, is his Spouse, and his Body. sanctify the lives of you and yours. and And if it shall haupen that the same to fashion them after the rule and docChurch, or any meinber thereof, do take trine of Christ, that ye may be wholeany hurt or hindrance by reason of your sone and godly examples and patterps degligence, ye know the greatness of the for the people to follow.. fault, and also the horrible punishment And now, that this present Congregathat will ensue. Wheretore consider with tion of Christ may also understand your yourselves the end of the ministry, to- minds and wills in these things, and that wards the Children of God, towards the this your promise, may the more move Spouse and Body of Christ; and see that you to do your duties; ye shall answer ye never cease your labour, yuur care and plainly to these things, which we, in the diligence, until ye have done all that lieth name of God, and of his Church, shall dein you, according to your bouncken duty, maud of you touching the same. . to bring all such as are or shall be com-lr
O you think in your heart, that you tritted to your charge, unto that agree-11
are truly called, according to the tent in the faith and knowledge of God,
will of our Lord Jesus Christ, and accord and to that ripeness and perfectness of ling to the Canons of this Church, to die age in Christ, that there be no place left order and Ministry of Priesthood? among you, either for error in religion,
Answer. I think it. or for viciousness in life. Forasinuch then as your Office is both
The Bishop. of so great excellency, and of so great1 ARE you persuaded that the holy difficult, ye see with how great care and 11 Scriptures contain all Doctrine restudy ye ought to apply yourselves, as well quired as necessary for eternal salvation to show yourselves dutiful and thank through faith in Jesus Christ and are ful unto that Lord who hath placed youyou determined, out of the said Scripin so high a diguity; as also to beware tures to instruct the people committed to that neither you yourselves oflend, nor your charge, and to teach pothing, as ne be occasion that others offend. Howbeit cessary to eternal salvation, but that ye cannot have a mind and will thereto which you shall be persuaded, may be of yourselves; for that will and ability is concluded and proved by the Scripture? kiven of God alone: therefore we ought. Answer. I am so persuaded, and bave and have beed to pray earnestly for his so determined, by God's grace. Holy Spirit. And seeing that ye cannot
The Bishop. wy any other means compass the doing of TXTILL you then give your faithful o weighty a work, pertaining to the sale diligence, always so to minister ration of man, but with doctrine and ex- the Doctrine and Sacraments, and the portation taken out of the holy Scrip-disciplineof Christ, as the Lord hath comures, and with a life agreeable to the manded, and as this Church hath received ame; consider how studious ye ought to the same, according to the coinmande in reading and learning the Serip-ments of God; so that you may teach the ures, and in framing the manners both
ing the manners both people committed to your cure and f yourselves, and of them that special- charge, with all diligence to keep and oby pertain unto you, according to the rule serve the same?
the same Scriptures; and for this self! Answer. I will so do, by the help ofi tume cause, how ye ought to forsake and the Lord.
urch all 4 Gol's woui- Thu the anu sevenfold Sin abov
and privatehe sick l Who dost tad Unction fire of love .
An require within yoas well to se noni-/ COME, HOluts, as follo
1 Spiritus; the Bishop beginning, and tag TITILL you be ready with all faithful Priests and others that are present and
W diligence to banish and drive a- szvering by verses, as followeth. , way from the Church all erroneous and
VOME, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire, strange doctrines contrary to God's wordl; }
U And lighten with celestial fire : and to use both public and private moni
Thou the anointing Spirit art, tions and exhortations, as well to the sick
Who dost thy sevenfold gifts imparts as the whole within your cures, as need
Thy blessed Unction from above, shall require, and occasion shall be given
| Is comfort, life, and fire of love. Answer. "I will, the Loru being my
s my Enable with perpetual light helper. The Bishop..
The dulness of our blinded sight : UTILL you be diligent in prayers, and
Anoint and cheer our soiled face
With the abundunce of thy grace : VV in reading the holy Scriptures, and in such studies as help to the knowlerige
Keep far our foes, give peace at home;
Where thou art Guide, no, ill can conne. of the saine, laying aside the study of the
Teach us to know the Father, Son world and the fiesh?
And Thee, of both to be but Orie
That through the ages all along,
This may be our endless song ;
Praise to thy eternal merit, VV fashion your own selves, and your Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. families, according to the Doctrine of
1 Or this: Christ; and to make both yourselves and| E, Holy Ghost, eternal God, them, as much as in you lieth, wholesome! Proceeding from above, examples and patterns to the ftock of Both from the Father and the Son, Christ?
The God of peace and love; Answer. I will apply myself thereto, Visit our minds, into our liearts the Lord being my helper.
Thy heavenly grace inspire;
That truth and godliness we may.
VV as much as lieth in you, quietness, Thou art the very Comforter peace, and love among all Christian peo-1 In grief and all distress; ple, and especially among them that are the heavenly gift of God most High or shall be committed to your charge? No tongue cun it express;
Answer. I will do so, the Lord being The fountain and the living spring my helper.
Of joy celestial;
The fire so bright, the love so srect,
VV shop, and other chief Ministers, who, Tlmu in thy gifts art manifold, according to the Canons of the Church, By them Christ's Church doth stand may have the charge and government In faithful hearts thou writ'st thy law over you; following with a glad mind The singer of God's hand. and will their godly admonitions, and According to thy promise, Lord, submitting yourselves to their godly! Thou givest speech with grace; judgments ?
That, through thy help, God's praises may Answer. I will so do, the Lord being Resound in every place. my helper.'
O Holy Ghost, into our minds 1 Then shall the Bishop, standing up, say,
Send down thy heavenly light;
'Kindle our hearts with feicent zeal,
To serve God day and night: A you this will to do all these things, Our weakness strengthen and confirn, grant also unto you strength and power For. Lord, thou know'st us frail to perforin the same; that he may accom
That neither devil, world, nor flesh plish his work which he hath begun in you through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Put back our enemies far from us,
Against us may prevail. 9 After this, the Congregation shall be And help us to obtain
desired, secretly in their prayers, to Peace in our hearts with God and man, malce their humble supplications to God The best, the truest gain; for all these things : for the which pra - And grant that thou being, O Lord. ers there shall be silence kept for a Our leader and our guide, space.
We may escape the snares of sin, After which, shall be sung or said by the And never from thee slide. Bishop, the persons to be ordained Such measures of thy powerful grace Friesos al kneeling, Veni, Creator! Grant Lord to us, we pray;
and of ints: In the bod, and
jent thou may'st be our Comforter
severally upon the head of every ane that At the last dreadful day.
receiveth the order of Priesthood; the Of strife and of dissention
Receivers humbly kneeling, and the Dissolve, O Lord, the bands,
Bishop saying, And knit the knots of peace and love DECEIVE the Holy Ghost for the Throughout all Christian lands.
1 office and work of a Priest in the Grant us the grace that we may know Church of God, now committed unto thee The Father of all might,
by the imposition of our hands: whose That we of his beloved Son,
sins thou dost forgive, they are forgiven: May gain the blissful sight;
and whose sins thou dost retain, they are And that we may with perfect faith retained : And be thou a faithful DispenEver acknowledge thee,
ser of the word of God, and of his holy The Spirit of Father, and of Son, Sacraments: In the name of the Father, One God in Persons Three.
and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. To God the Father laud and praise, Amen. And to his blessed Son,
Or this : And to the Holy Spirit of Grace,
ITAKE thou Authority to execute the Co-equal Three in One.
I office of a Priest in the Church of God And pray we, that our only Lord now committed to thee by the imposition
Would please his Spirit to send of our hands; and be thou a faithtu Dise On all that shall profiss his name, penser of the word of God, and of his holy
From hence to the world's end. Amen. Sacraments: In the name of the Father That done, the Bishop shall pray in this
and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. all pray in this Amen. zvise, and say, Let us pray.
I Then the Bishop shall deliver to every ALMIGHTY God and heavenly Fa
one of them krecling, the Bible into his A ther, who, of thine infinite love and
hand, saying, goodness towards us, hast given to us thy VAKE thon Authority to preach the only and most dearly beloved'Son Jesus 2 word of God, and to minister the hoChrist, to be our Redeemer, and the Ausly Sacraments in the Congregation where thor of everlasting life; who after he had thou shalt be lawfully appointed there. made perfect our redemption by his death, I unto. and was ascended into heaven, sentabroad TWhen this is done, the Bishop shall go into the world his Apostles, Prophets, on in the Service of the Communion, Evangelists, Doctors, and Pastor's; by which all they who receive Orders shall whose labour and Ministry he gathered tukt together, and remain in the same together a great Flock in all the parts of place where hands were laid upon them. the world, to set forth the eternal praise vntil such time as they have received the of thy holy name: For these so great Communion. henefits of thy eternal goodness, and for 1 The Communion being done, after the that thou hast vouchsafed to call these thy last Collect, and immediately before the servants here present to the same Office Benediction, shall be said this Collect. and Ministry appointed for the salvation
WOST merciful Father, we beseech of mankind, we render unto thee most
IV thee to send upon these thy serhearty thanks, we praise and worship
Pvants, thy heavenly blessing; that they thee; and we humbly beseech thee by the
may be clothed with righteousness, and same thy blessed Son, to grant unto all,
that thy word spoken by their mouths which either here or elsewhere call upon
may have such success, that it may never thy boly name, that we may continue.to
be spoken in vain. Great also, that we show ourselves thankful unto thee for
may have grace to hear and receive what these and all thy other benefits; and that
they shall deliver out of thy most holy we may daily increase and go forwards
word, or agreeably to the same, as the in the knowledge and faith of thee and thy
means of our salvation; that in all our Son, by the Holy Spirit: So that as well
words and deeds we may seek thy glory, by these thy Ministers, as by them over
and the increase of tły kingdom, through whom they shall be appointed thy Min
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. isters, thy holy name may be for ever
M HE peace of God, which passeth all glorified, and thy blessed kingdom en
II understanding, keep your hearts larged, through the same thy Son Jesus
land minds in the knowledge and love of Cbrist our Lord; who liveth and reigneth God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our with thee in the unity of the same Holy | Lord: And the blessing of God AlmighSpirit, world without end. Amen. ty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy * When this prayer is done, the Bishop with Ghost, be amongst you and remain will
the Priests present, shall lay their hands you Sways. 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 Ephe sians iv. 7 to 13, aus 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 es amined, and ordained, as is in thisofficebefore appointed.
THE FORM OF
f Ihen 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
sons, serving the Lord with all humility LMIGHTY God, who by thy Son Je of mind, and with many tears and tempA sus Christ didst give to thy holy tations, which befel me by the lying in Apostles many excellent gifts, and didst wait of the Jews: And how I kept back charge them to feed thy flock; give nothing that was profitable unto you, but grace, we beseech thee, to all Bishops, have showed you, and have taught you the Pastors of thy Church, that they may publicly, and from house to house, testidiligently preach thy word, and duly ad-fying both to the Jews, and also to the minister the godly discipline thereof;] Greeks, repentance toward God, and and grant to the People, that they may faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. And obediently follow the same; that all now, bebold, I go bound in the Spirit unmay receive the crown of everlasting to Jerusalem, not knowing the things glory, through Jesus Christ our Lord. that shall befal me there; save that the Amen.
Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, sayAnd another Bishop shall read
ing, That bonds and afflictions abide me. The Epistle. 1 Tím. ii. 1.
But none of these things move me, neiTWIS is a true saying, If a man desire..
ther count I my life dear unto myself, so 1 the office of a Bishop, he desireth a
that I might finish my course with joy, good work. A Bishopthen must be blame
and the ministry which I have received less, the husband of one wife, vigilant,
of the Lord Jesus; to testify the Gospel sober, of good behaviour, given to hospi
of the grace of God. And now, behold, tality, apt to teach, not given to wine, no
I know that ye all, among whom I have striker, not gready of filthy lucre, but pa-1
gone preaching the kingdom of God, tient, not a brawler, not covetous; one
shall see my face no more. Wherefore that ruleth well his own house, having
I take you to record this day, that I am his children in subjection with all gravi
pure from the blood of all men: For I ty, for if a man know not how to rule 1.
have not shunned to declare unto you all his own house, how shall he take care of
the counsel of God. Take heed, therethe Church of God? not a novice, lest
*fore, unto yourselves, and to all the flock, being lifted up with pride he fall into
over the which the Holy Ghost hath the condemnation of the devil. More.
made you overseers, to feed the Church over he must have a good report of them.
of God, which he hath purchased with which are without; lest he fall into re
his own blood. For I know this, that alproach, and the snare of the devil.
ter my departing shall grievous wolves 1 Or this: For the Epistle.
enter in among you, not sparing the
flock. Also of your own selves shall men Acts xx. 17.
aribe,speaking perverse things, to draw ROM Miletus, Paul sent to Ephesus, I away disciples after them. Therefore I and called the Elders of the Church. I watch, and remember, that by the space And when they were come to him, he of three years, I ceased not to warn every said unto them, Ye know from the first one, night and day, with tears. And now, day that I came into Asia, after what brethren, I commend you to God, and to wanner I have been with you at all sea- the word of his grace, which is able to