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ter of Saint John.
| Asier 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 leaveth the sheep, and fleeth ; and compassion on them, because they tereth the sheep. The hireling
the wolf catcheth them, and scatfainted, and were scattered abroad
fleeth because he is an hireling, as sheep having no shepherd. Then şaith he unto his disciples, The and careth not for the sheep. 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.
As the Father knoweth me, even fore the Lord of the harvest, that so know I the Father: and 'I lay he will send forth labourers into down my life for the sheep. And
I his harvest. $ Or else this that followeth, out of the tenth Chap
other sheep I have, which are not
of this fold; them also I must St. John x. 1.
bring, and they shall hear my VE
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.
, the same is a thief and a robber
. But he YE bave heard, þrethren, as
well in private that entereth in by the door, is the ination, 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 le 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 des- charge. For they are the sheep troy: 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 helis 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. means compass the doing of so
Do you think in your heart,
O weighty a work, pertaining to the 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
ARE you persuaded that the both of yourselves, and of them 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
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 ILL you then give your especially among them that are or
faithful diligence, always so shall be committed to your charge? 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
TILL 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.
I Then shall the Bishop, standing up, say,
, all erroneous and strange doctrines 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
1 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 The Bishop.
which prayers thereshall be silence kept for a space.
After which, shall be sung or said by the Bishop, TILL you be diligent in pray- 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 an Scriptures, and in such studies as
swering by verses, as followeth. help to the knowledge of the same; COME Holy Ghost, our souls inspire, laying aside the study of the world And lighten with celestial fire:
Thou the anointing Spirit art, and the flesh ?
Who dost thy sevenfold gifts impart : Answer. I will endeavour so to Thy blessed Unction from above,
Is comfort, life, and fire of love : do, the Lord being my helper. Enable with perpetual light The
The dullness of our blinded sight: ,
With the abundance of thy grace : and fashion your own selves, Kcep far our
foes, give peace at home;
Were thou art Guide, no ill con 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;
That through the ages all along
and drive away from the
Church A given
you this will to do all
Anoint and cheer our soiled face
WILL you be diligent to frame
Praise to thy eternal merit,
Christ, to be our Redeemer, and Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 1 Or this:
the Author of everlasting life; COME Holy Ghost, eternal God, who after he had made perfect our Both from the Father and the Son,
redemption by his death, and was The God of peace and love;
ascended into heaven, sent abroad Visit our minds, into our hearts
into the world his Apostles, ProThy beavenly grace inspire ; That truth and godliness we may
phets, Evangelists, Doctors, and Pursue with full desire. Thou art the very Comforter
Pastors; by whose labour and In grief and all distress;
ministry he gathered together a The heavenly gift of God most High;
great Flock in all the parts of the No tongue can it erpress; Tbe fountain and the living spring
world, to set forth the eternal Of joy celestial; The fire so bright, the love so sweet,
praise of thy holy name: For these The Unction spiritual.
so great benefits of thy eternal Thou in thy gifts art manifold, By them Christ's Church doth stand
goodness, and for that thou hast In faithful hearts thou writ'st thy law,
vouchsafed tocallthese thy servants The finger of God's home. According to thy promise, Lord,
here present to the same Office Thou givest speech with grace ;
and Ministry appointed for the salThat, through thy help, God's praises may Resound in every place.
vation of mankind, we render unto O Holy Ghost, into our minds
thee most hearty thanks, we praise Send down ihy heavenly light; Kindle our hearis with fervent zeal,
and worship thee; and we humbly To serve God day and night :
beseech thee by the same thy blessOur weakness strengthen and confirm, For, Lord, thou know'st us frail;
ed Son, to grant unto all, which That neither deril, world, nor flesh
either here or elsewhere call upon Against uus mai prevail. Put back our eneinies far from us,
thy holy name, that we may conAnd help us to obtain
tinue to show ourselves thankful Peace in our hearts with God and man, The best, the truest gain;
unto thee for these and all thy And grant that thou being, O Lord,
other benefits; and that we may Our leader and our guide, We may escape the snares of sin,
daily increase and go forwards in And never from thee slide.
the knowledge and faith of thee Such measures of thy powerful grace Grant, Lord, to us, we pray;
and thy Son, by the Holy Spirit: Thai thou may'st be our Comforter
So that as well by these thy MinisAt the last dreadful day. Of strife and of dissension
ters, as by them over whom they Dissolve, O Lord, the bands,
shall be appointed thy Ministers, And knit the knots of peace and love Throughout all Christian lands.
thy holy name may be for ever Grant us the grace that we may know
glorified, and thy blessed kingdom The Father of all might, That we of his beloved Son,
enlarged, through the same thy May guin the blissful sight;
Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who And that we may with perfect faith Ever acknowledge thee,
liveth and reigneth with thee in The Spirit of Father, and of Son,
the unity of the same Holy Spirit, One God in Persons Three. To God the Father laud and praise,
world without end. Amen. And to his blessed Son,
When this prayer is done, the Bishop with the And to the Holy Spirit of Grace,
Priests present, shall lay their hands severally Co-equal Three in One.
upon the head of every one that receiveth the orAnd pray we, that our only Lord
der of Priesthood; the Receivers humbly kneel. Would please bis Spirit to send
ing, and the Bishop saying, On all that shall profess his name,
From hence to the world's end. Amen.
Priest in the Church of God, now
venly Father, who, of thine position of our hands: whose sins infinite love and goodness towards thou dost forgive, they are forgiven: us, hast given to us thy only and and whose sins thou dost retain, most dearly beloved Son Jesus they are retained: And be thou á
RECEIVE the Holy Ghost for
Let us pray;
faithful Dispenser of the word of, lect, and immediately before the Benediction, God, and of his holy Sacraments: In the name of the Father, and MOST
merciful Father, we
beseech to send of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. these thy servants thy heavenly Amen.
blessing; that they may be clothed | Or this:
with righteousness, and that thy TAKA
AKE thou Authority to ex- word spoken by their mouths may ecute the office of a Priest in have such success, that it may
a the Church of God now commit- never be spoken in vain. Grant ted 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 $ 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 VAKE thou Authority to preach Lord. Amen.
the word of God, and to min:THE peace of God, which passister Congregation 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 And the blessing
of God Almighty, receive Orders shall take logether, and remain in until such time as they have received the Commu- Ghost, be amongst you, and rethe same place where hands were laid upon them, the Father, the Son, and the Holy
nion. 9 The Communion being done, after the last Col-l 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 obe. LMIGHTY God, who by diently follow the same; that all A ! give to thy holy Apostles many ing glory, through Jesus Christ excellent gifts, and didst charge our Lord. Amen. them to feed thy flocks ; give | And another Bishop shall read grace, we beseech thee, to all
The Epistle. 1 Tim. ii. 1. Bishops, the Pastors of thy Church; THIS is a true saying, if a man diligently
desire office of a Bishop, thy word, and duly administer the he desireth a good work. A godly discipline thereof; and grant Bishop then must be blameless,