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The Church is to be pewed, and furnished with a Reading Desk, Common Prayer, and great Bible, as also with a Pulpit and Cushion, a Font, a Communion Table, and with Linen and Vessels for the same.
[The Burial Ground is to be properly enclosed, fenced, and completed, with gates and Church-ways.]
The Churchwardens are to be named, and the Clerk appointed; and the Deed of Conveyance or Donation of the Ground, the Endow. ments, and the evidences thereof, the Nomination of the Minister, and such other documents as shall in any case be requisite, are to be laid before the Bishop or his Chancellor, some time before the day proposed for the Consecration of the Church.
¶ An intimation of the Bishop's intention to consecrate the Church [and Burial Ground, with the day and hour appointed for it, is to be fixed on the Church-door at least three days beforehand.
Chairs are to be set on the north side of the Communion Table for the Bishop, on the south for the Chaplains, and one conveniently near the Bishop's Chair for the Chancellor or Registrar.
The Communion-Vessels are to be placed on the Communion- Table; or the Books and Vessels may be presented and received at the time of
A CHURCH OR CHAPEL.
The Bishop, with his Chaplains, is received at the Door of the Church by the Chancellor, Registrar, Minister, Churchwardens, and Trustees, and by them conducted to the Vestry Room. Having proceeded in his Robes to the front of the Communion Table, the Minister presents to him the Petition for Consecration, and the Deed of Endowment (if any), which the Bishop delivers to the Registrar, to be by him read aloud. The Petition having been read, the Bishop signifies his readiness to consecrate the Church (and Burial Ground), according to the Prayer contained therein. Then the Bishop, with his Chaplains and Clergy, walk from the East to the West end of the Church, and back again, repeating alternately the 24th Psalm; the Bishop beginning :
1. The Earth is the Lord's, and all that therein is; compass of the World, and they that dwell therein. 2. For he hath founded it upon the Seas; and prepared upon the Floods.
3. Who shall ascend into the Hill of the Lord; or who shall rise up in his Holy Place?
4. Even he that hath clean Hands, and a pure Heart; and that hath not lift up his mind unto Vanity, nor sworn to deceive his Neighbour.
5. He shall receive the Blessing from the Lord; and Righteousness from the God of his Salvation.
6. This is the Generation of them that seek him; even of them that seek thy Face, O Jacob.
7. Lift up your Heads, O ye Gates, and be ye lift up, ye everlasting Doors; and the King of Glory shall
8. Who is the King of Glory? It is the Lord, strong and mighty, even the Lord mighty in Battle.