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bath he that believeth with an Infidel?
The Sermon being ended, the Bishop And what agreement hath the temple of shall proceed in the serrice for the Com. God with Idols! For ye are the temple munion, if it is to be administered at of the living God: as (od hath said, I that time will dwell in them and walk in them, and
After the Communiton, or if it is not I will be their God, and they shall be my atministered at that time, after the people
Sermon, and immediately before the The Gospel St John ii. verse 13 final blessing, the Bishop shall say the
following Prayer A ,
and Jesus went up to Jerusalem, and found in the temple those that sold BLESSED be thy name, 0 Lord God,
have oxen, and sheep, and doves, and the
thy habitation among the song of men, changer of money sitting And when
and to dwell in the midst of the assemhe had made a scourge of small cords, he
bly of the saints upon the earth : bless, drove them all out of the temple, and the
we beseech thee, the religious periormsheep, and the oxen, and poured out the
ance of this day, and grant that in the changers of money, and overthrew the
plare now set apart to thy service, thy tables. and said unto them that sold
holy name may be worshipped in truth doves, Take these things hence; make and purity through all generations, not my Father's house an house of mer- through Jesus Christ our Lord Amen. chandise
And his disciples remem. bered inat it was written, The Leal of T
E peace of God, which passeth all thine house hath enten me up.
eep your hearts
and minds in the knowledge and lovr of T Then shall be said or sung the 100th God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our Psalm
Lord; And the blessing of God Almighty,
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, Here shall follow the Sermon.
be amongst you, and remain with you always Amen
TO BE USED AT THE MEETINGS OF CONVENTION А
LMIGHTY and everlasting God, who, by thy Holy Spirit didst preside in the
councils of the blessed Apostles, and hast promised, through thy Son Jesus Christ, to be with thy Church to the end or the world, we beseech thee to be pre. sent with the council of thy Church here assembled in thy name and presence Save them from all error. ignorance, pride, and prejudies; and of thy Kreat mercy vouchtafe we beseech thee so to direct, sanctify, and govern as in our present work, by the mighty power of the Holy Ghost, that the comfortable Gospel of Christ may be truly preached, truly received, and truly followed, in all places to the breaking down the kingdom of sin. Satan, and death, till at length the whole of thy dispersed sheep, being gathered into one fold, shall become partakers of everlasting life, through the merits and death of Jesus Christ our Saviour Amen.
AN OFFICE OF
INSTITUTION OF MINISTERS
INTO PARISHES OR CHURCHES, Prescribed by the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of Americn;
established in General Convention of the Bishops, the Clergy, and Laity, 1804; and set forth, with allerations, in General Convention, 1808.
The Bishop having received due Notice of the Election of a Minister into a Paris, or Church, as prescribed hy the Canon concerning the Election and Institution of Ministers," and being satisfied that " the Person chosen is a qualified Minister of this Church." may transmit the following Letter uf Institution, for the propused Rector, Associated Hector, ur Assistant Minister. to one of his presbyters, whom ke may appoint as the Institutor 1 In any State or Diocese the concluding Paragraph in the Letter of Institution may be omitted, there it interferes with the Usages, Laws, or Charters of the Church in the same.
To our well-beloved in Christ, A. B. Presbyter, Greeting. Sigillum. We do by these Presents give and grant unto you, in whose Leaming,
Diligence, sound Doctrine, and Prudence, we do fully confide, our
License and Authority, to perform the Office of a Priest in the Parish (or Signat. Church) of E. And also bereby do institute you into said Parish for
Church.) possessed of full power to perform every Act of sacerdoiai Function among the People of the sanie ; you continuing in communion with us, and complying with the rubrics and canons of the Church, and with such lawful di. rections 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 faicofully to feed that portion of the Rock 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 Chicf 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 to your cure, until some urgent reason or reasons occasion a wish in you, or in the congregation committed to your charge, 19 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 be. tween you and your congregation, as to a separation, and dissolution of all sacerdotal connection between you and them, we, your Bishop, with the advice of our Presbyters, are to be the ultimate arbiter and judge. In witness whereof we have hereunto a itized our Episcopal seal and signature, at this day of A. D.
and in the year of our consecration.
In the case of a Minister to be instituted in a state or Diocese in which there is no Bishop, the Clerica! Members of the Standing Committee shall send the following Letter of Institution, for the proposed Minister, to the Presbyter whom they may appoint as Institutor.
To our well-beloved in Christ, A. B. Presbyter, Greeting.
VE do by these Presents authorise and empower you to exercise the Sigillum. IVE
office of a Priest in the Parish for Church of E. And by virtus of the power vested in us, do institute you into said Parish (or Church,] 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 (Associated 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 ec clesiastical 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 leinporalities appertaining to your cure, until some urgent reason or reasons Orcasion a wish in you, or in the congregation committed to your charge, to bring about a separation, and dissolution of all sacerdotal connection 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 connection between you and them, the ecclesiastical anthority of the Church in this diocese (taking 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
in the year
The day being appointed for the nero Incumbent's Institution, at the asual hour of Morning Pruyer, the Institu. for, attended by the nero Incumbent, and one or more Presbyters appointed by the Bishop, cor, there there is no Bishop, by the Clerical Members shall enter the Church. Then, all Clergy, present standing without the rails of the Altar, ex cepi the officiating Priest, who shull go ints the lesk; the Wardens, (or, in case of their neces. ary absence, two Members of the Ves.
try) standing on the right and left of
Proper Psalms are,
Psalm cilji. Psalm
Secord. St. John. uhap. X. verse I to the Kingdom, and the Power, and the verse 19.
Glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
Then shall the Prest soho acts as the shu urts as the Institutur, standing
Institutor receive the Incument within within the rails of the Altar, shall say,
the rails of the Altar, and present him DEARL assembled for the purpose of
the Bible, Book of Common Prayer,
and Books of Canons of the General instituting the Rev. A. B. into this Pa. and State Convention, saying us fol. rish, (or Church) as Priest and Rector lows : (or Associated Rector, or Assistant Mi. hister) of the same, and we are pos: RECEIVE these
books ; and let them sessed of your vote that he has been so elected; es also of the prescribed Letter
pensing the divine word, in leading the
devotions of the people, and in exercising of Institution But if any of you can
the discipline of the Church; and be thou show just cause why he may not be instituted, we proceed no further, because
in all things a pattern to the flock com. We would not that an unworthy person
mitted to thy care should minister among you
Then shall be said or sung the follow 1 If any objection he offered, the Priest
ing Anthem who acts as the Institutor shall judge
Laudate Yomen. mehe there agord juice to masteringer O the service Toühjertion being offered, name of the Lord: praise it, Oye or the Priest who acts as the Institutor servants of the Lord.
Psalm cxxxv. chooing to go on with the serrire, he
verse l. shall next read the Letter of Institu- 2 Ye that stand in the house of the tion, and then shall the senior Irden, Lord; in the courts of the house of our (or the Member of the l'estry supply. God Verse 2 ing his place) present the keys of the 3 O praise the Lord, for the Lord is Church to the new Incumbent, saying, gracious: O sing praises unto his name, N name and behalf of IN
Parish for it is lovely Verse 3 (or Church,) I do receive and ac- 4 The Lord is gracious and merciful, knowledge you, the Rev. A. B. as Priest long sutering and of great goodness. and Rector or Associated Rector, or
Psalm xlv. verse 2 Assistant Minister of the same, and in 5 The Lord is loving unto every man; token thereof, give into your hands the
and his merry is over all his works. keys of this Church
6 All thy works praise thee, O Lord;
and thy Saints give thanks unto thee. of Verse 10.
7 The Lord doth build up Jerusalem ; pledges of my Institution, and of your and gather together the outcasts of Is parochial recognition, and promise to be rael
Psalm cxlvii. verse 2 a faithful Shepherd over you, in the name He healeth those that are broken in of the Father, and of the Son, and of the heart ; and giveth medicine to heal their Holy Ghost
sickness. Verse 3 Here the Instituting Minister shall
9 The Lord's delight is in them that begin the office.
fear him, and put their trust in his mer. Min. The Lord be with you.
cy. Verse 11.'
10 Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem; Ans. And with thy spirit
praise thy God, o Zion Verse 12.
11 For he hath made fast the bars of
thy gates; and hath blessed thy children ings, with thy most gracious favour, within thee Verse 13 and further us with thy continual help. 12 He maketh peace in thy borders; that in all our works begun, continued, and filleth thee with four of wheat and ended in thee, we may glorify thy Verse 14. holy name, and finally by thy mercy 13 He is our God, even the God of obtain everlasting life, through Jesus whom cometh salvation : God is the Christ our Lord; who bath taught us to Lord by whom we escape death
Psalın pray unto thre. ( Almighty Father, in Ixviii verse 20 his prevailing name and words,
14 O God, wonderful art thou in thy Our Father, who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy Name : Thy Kinglom
holy God Israel:
give strength and power unto his come Thy Will be done on Earth, as it
people Blessed be God Verse 35. is in Heaven; Give us this day our daily Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, bread: And forgive us our trespasses, as and to the Holy Ghost; we forgive those who trespass a rainst As was in the beginning, is now, and us; And lead us not into temptation ever shall be, world without end. But deliver us from evil. For thine is Min. The law was given by Musei
I, house of God at your hands, as the
Let us pray
Let us pray
Peop. But grace and truth came by all the wishes and desires of my will Jesus Christ.
centre in what thou hast comnended Min. & Peop. Who is God over all, And, to make me instrumental in promo. blessed for evermore.
ting the salvation of the people now com.
mitted to my charge, grant that I may Let us pray.
faithfully administer thy holy Sacra TOST gracious God, the giver of all ments, and by my life and doctrine set
forth thy true and lively word
Be ever wise providence hast appointed divers
with me in the performance of all the orders in thy Church, give thy grace,
duties of my ministry. in prayer to we beseech thee, to thy servant, to whom
quicken my devotion :
in praises, to the charge of this congregation is now heighten my love and gratitude and in committed ; and so replenish him with
preaching, to give a readiness of thought the truth of thy doctrinc. endue him
and expression suitable to the cleaness with innocency of life, that he may faith.
and excellency of thy Holy Woru. fully serve before thee, to the glory of Grant this for the sake of Jesus Christ thy great name, and the benefit of thy
thy Son our Saviour hoiy Church, through Jesus Christ, our
The instituted Mintster, standing up Only Mediator and Redeemer Amen
shall stry, HOLY Jesus, who hast purchased The Lord le with you. to thyself an universal Church, and
Ans And with thy spirit hast promised to be with the minis ers of Apostolic Sucession to the end of the
ALMIGHTY God, who hast built world; be graciously pleased to bless the ministry and service of him, who is now
thy Church upon the foundation of appointed to otter the sacrifices of prayer
the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ and praise to thee in this house, which is
himself being the Chief Corner Stone; called by thy name.
May the words of grant thal, by the operation of the Holy his mouth, and the meditation of his
Ghost, all Christians may be so joined heart be always acceptable in thy sight, together in unity of spirit and in the O Lord, our strength and our Redeemer. bond of peace, that they may be an Holy Amen.
Temple acceptable unto thee And es.
pecially, to this congregation present, O ,
give the abundance of thy grace; that Faithful, visit, we pray thee, this
with one heart, they may desire the pros. congregation with thy love and favour :
perity of thy holy Apostolic Church, and enlighten their minds more and more
with one mouth, may profess the l'aith with the light of the everlasting Gospel; once delivered to the Saints Defend graft in their hearts a love of the truth
them from the sins of heresy and schism; increase in them true religion ; nourish
let not the foot of pride come migh to them with all goodness and of thy
hurt them, nor the hand of the ungodly great mercy keep them in the same, O
to cast them down
And grant that blessed Spirit, whom with the Father and
the course of this world may be so the Son together we worship and glorify
peaceably ordered by thy Governance, as one God, world without end
that the Church may joyfully serve thee Benediction.
in all godly quietness; that so they may THE THE God of peace, who brought walk in the ways of truth
and prace, and again from the dead our Lord Jesus at last be numbered with thy Seints in Christ, the great Shepherd of the sheep. glory everlasting through thy merits, o through the blood of the everlasting Cov. blessed Jesus, thou gracious Bishop and enant," make you perfect in every good Shepherd of our souls, who wil, with the work to do his will, working in you that Father and the Holy Ghost, one God, which is well pleasing in his sight,
world without end Amen. through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory
| Then shall follow the Sermon : and af: for ever and ever. Amen
ter that the instituted Minister shall T Then shall the instituted Minister proceed to the Communion Service, and kneel at the Altar to present his suppli. to udminister the holy Eucharist to kis cation for himself in this form :
Congregation : and after the Benedic. I
tion, which he shal always pronuunce). that thou shouldest come under my the Hardens, l'estry, and other shall roof; yet thou hast honoured thy ser- salute and welcome him, bidding kim vant with appointing him to stand in thy
God speed House, and to serve at thy Holy Altar. | When the Bishop of the Diocese is pre. To thee and to thy service I devote my- sent at the institution of a Minister, he self, soul, body, and spirit with all shall make to him the address prescribed their powers and faculties
in this Office in the form of a letter; memory with the words of thy law; en. and may perform such other duties lighten my understanding with the illu.
herein assigned the Instituting Minis. mination of the Holy Ghost; and may tcr as he may choose.