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Answ. I will apply my self thereto, the Lord being my helper.
Bish. Wilt thou maintain and set forwards, as much as lieth in thee, quietness, peace, and love among all Christian people, and especially among them that are or shall be committed to thy charge?
Answ. I will so do, the Lord being my helper.
Bish. It appertaineth to the office of a Priest, in dependance upon and in subordination to his Bishop, to baptize, anoint, and preach, to bless and offer, to reconcile penitents if he be thereto licensed by the Bishop himself, to advise the Bishop, and to govern the People committed to his charge according to the directions he shall receive from the Bishop, assisted by the counsel of his College of Presbyters. Wilt thou do all this faithfully and diligently?
Answ. I will so do by the help of God.
Bish. Wilt thou reverently obey thy Bishop, following with a glad mind and will his godly admonitions, and submitting thy self to his godly judgement?
Anfw. I will so do, the Lord being my helper. Then the Bishop standing up, shall say to the Priest
will to do all these things, grant also unto thee Arength and power to perform the fame, that he may accomplish his work which he hath begun in thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Q2
Then the Deacon being turned to the People fall say,
Let us pray.
Then the Bishop being turned towards the Altar,
shall say, O Lord, hear our prayer: Answ. And let our cry come unto thee.
Then shall the Bishop say the following prayer. Almighty God and heavenly
, who of thine infinite love and goodness towards us, hast given to us thy only and most dearly beloved Son Jesus Christ to be our redeemer and the author of everlasting life; who after he had made perfect our redemption by his death, resurrection, and ascension into heaven, fent abroad into the world his Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Doctors, and Pastors, by whose labour and ministry he gathered together a great flock in all the parts of the world, to set forth the eternal praise of thy holy name: For these fo great benefits of thy eternal goodness, and for that thou hast vouchsafed to call this thy servant here present to the same office and ministry appointed for the falvation of mankind, we render unto thee most hearty thanks, we praise and worship thee; and we humbly beseech thee by the same thy blessed Son, to grant unto all, who either here or elsewhere call upon thy holy name, that we may continue to shew our felves thankful unto thee for these and all other thy benefits, and that we may daily increase and go forwards in the knowledge and faith of Thee and of thy Son by the Holy Spirit. So that as well by this thy Miniíter, as by them over whom he shall be appointed thy Minister, thy holy name may be for ever glorified, and thy blessed kingdom enlarged, through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the same Holy Spirit, world without end. Amen.
Then the Elected Priest Mall kneel down (though it
be Sunday) before the Bishop, who mall sign him with the sign of the cross upon his forehead, and
then laying his hands upon bis head, be shall say, WITH the fuffrage
and consent of the Clergy and People, the Divine grace, which always healeth what is infirm, and supplieth what is wanting, promoteth the beloved Deacon N. to the order of Priest. Let us pray for him, that the grace
of the most Holy Spirit may descend upon
him, Answ. Lord, have mercy: We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
Then the Bishop, keeping his hands laid upon his head,
Mall say the following prayer. O Almighty Lord God, who haft created all things
by Christ, and by him dispensest thy fatherly care and providence over them; for he who had power to make different creatures, hath also power to provide for and govern them according to their different natures : 0 God, who therefore takest care of all Beings in various manners, of immortal by preservation, of morral by succession, of the soul by the provision of laws, of the body by the supply of it's wants: Look down upon thy holy church, and encrease the same ; multiply those that preside
therein, and grant them strength that they may labour both in word and work for the edification of thy people. Look down also upon this thy servant, who is chosen into the Presbytery by the suffrage and judgment of all the Clergy: And fill him with the spirit of grace and countel, that he may assist and govern thy people with a pure heart; in like manner as thou hadît respect to thy chosen people, commanding Moses to make choice of Elders, whom thou didst replenish with thy Spirit. And now, Lord, do thou, preserving in us the spirit of thy grace free from deficiency and imperfection, grant that this person being endued with healing powers and filled with instructive discourse, may teach thy people in meekness, may sincerely serve thee with a pure mind and a willing soul, and may unblameably perform the facred ministrations for the people, through thy Christ; with whom to Thee and the Holy Ghost, be glory, honour, and adoration, world without end. Amen.
Then Mall the Bishop take his hands off his head, and
shall say the following prayer, the new-ordained
Priest still kneeling MOST merciful Father, we befeech thee to send upon
this thy fervant thy heavenly bleffing, that he may be clothed with righteousness
, and that thy word spoken by his mouth, may have such success, that it may never be spoken in vain. Grant also, that thy people may have grace to hear and receive what he shall deliver out of thy most holy word or agreeable to the fame, and that all of us in our words and deeds may seek thy glory, and the increase of thy kingdom, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Then the new-ordained Priest fall rise; and the
Bishop with the Presbyters present Mall all salute him with the Holy Kiss of Peace in the name of the Lord, and then they shall conduct him to his stall or to the proper station helonging to his office, the Bishop taking him by the hand and placing him therein. After which he shall stand up; and the Bishop turning towards the People, shall pronounce this Benediction, the People reverently bowing their
beads. ΤΗ HE peace of God, which passeth all under
standing, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord. And the blessing of God Almighty the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst you, and remain with you always. Amen. Then the new-ordained Priest shall make a discourse
to the People, and afterwards the Bishop Mall praceed in the Communion-Service.