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for the purpose of instituting DIRECT us, O Lord, in all
Proper Psalms are, I Then the new Incumbent shall Psalm cxxii. Psalm cxxxii.
A. B. receive these keys of Psalm cxxxiii.
the house of God at your Proper Lessons.
hands, as the pledges of my InFirst. Ezek. Chap. xxxiii. stitution, and of your parochial
recognition, and promise to be a verse 1 to verse 10. Second. St. John, Chap. X.
faithful Shepherd over you; in
, verse 1 to verse 19.
the name of the Father, and of
the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. 1 Morning Prayer ended, the 1 Here the instituting Minister Priest who acts as the Institu
shall begin the Office. tor, standing within the rails
Min. The Lord be with you. of the Altar, shall say,
Ans. And with thy Spirit.
Let us pray.
our doings, with thy most the Rev. A. B. into this Parish, gracious favour, and further us [or Church) as Priest and Rec- with thy continual help, that in tor [or Associated Rector, or all our works begun, continued Assistant Minister) of the same; and ended in thee, we may gloand we are possessed of your rify thy holy name, and finally vote that he has been so elected; by thy mercy obtain everlasting as also of the prescribed Letter life, through Jesus Christ our of Institution. But if any of Lord; who hath taught us to you can show just cause why he pray unto thee, O Almighty may not be instituted, we pro- Father, in his prevailing name ceed no further, because we and words, would not that an unworthy Our Father, who art in hea. person should minister among ven, Hallowed be thy name; you.
Thy kingdom come; Thy will 1 If any objection be offered, the Priest who be done on earth, as it is in hea.
acts as the Institutor shall judge whether yen; Give us this day our daily it afford just cause to suspend the service. bread; And forgive us our tresNo objection being offered, or the Priest who acts as the Institutor choosing to go passes, as we forgive those who on with the service, he shall next read the trespass against us; And lead Letter of Institution; and then shall the senior Warden (or the Member of the
us not into temptation; But Vestry supplying his place ) present the deliver us from evil: For thine keys of the Church to the new Incumbent, is the Kingdom, and the Power, saying,
and the Glory, for ever and IN name and behalf of
ever. Amen. Parish for Church], I do receive and acknowledge you,
Then shall the Priest who acts as the In
the Rev. A. B. as Priest and Rec- rails of the Altar, and present him the
Bible, Book of Common Prayer, and tor (or Associated Rector, or
Books of Canons of the General and State Assistant Minister of the same, Convention, saying as follows: and in token thereof, give into Ret them be the rule of thy
; your hands the keys of this Church.
conduct in dispensing the, di
stitutor receive the Incumbent within the
vine word, in leading the devo- 12 He maketh peace in thy tions of the people, and in exer- borders; and filleth thee with cising the discipline of the the flour of wheat. Verse 14. Church; and be thou in all 13 He is our God, even the things a pattern to the flock God of whom cometh salvation; committed to thy care.
God is the Lord by whom we
Psalm lxviii. 1 Then shall be said or sung the escape death.
verse 20. following Anthem.
14 O God, wonderful art Laudate Nomen. thou in thy holy places, even the O
Praise the Lord, laud ye God of Israel; he will give
the name of the Lord: strength and power unto his praise it, О ye servants of the people. Blessed be God. Ver. Lord. Psalm cxxxv. verse 1. 35.
2 Ye that stand in the house Glory be to the Father, and of the Lord: in the courts of to the Son, and to the Holy the house of our God. Verse 2. Ghost;
3 O praise the Lord, for the As it was in the beginning, is Lord is gracious: O sing praises now, and ever shall be, world unto his name, for it is lovely. without end. Verse 3.
Min. The law was given by 4 The Lord is gracious and Moses. merciful, long suffering and of Peop. But grace and truth great goodness. Psalm cxlv. came by Jesus Christ. verse 8.
Min. & Peop. Who is God 5 The Lord is loving unto over all, blessed for evermore. every man; and his mercy is Amen. over all his works. Verse 9.
Let us pray. 6 All thy works praise thee, give
giver of all good and per7 The Lord doth build up fect gifts, who, of thy wise proJerusalem; and gather together vidence hast appointed divers the outcasts of Israel. Psalm orders in thy Church; give thy cxlvii. verse 2. 8 He healeth those that are servant, to whom the charge of
grace, we beseech thee, to thy broken in heart; and giveth me. this Congregation is now com. dicine to heal their sickness. mitted; and so replenish him Verse 3.
with the truth of thy doctrine, 9 The Lord's delight is in and endue him with innocency them that fear him, and put of life, that he may faithfully their trust in his mercy. Verse serve before thee, to the glory 11.
of thy great name, and the bene10 Praise the Lord, O Jeru- fit of thy holy Church, through salem ; praise thy God, o Zion. Jesus Christ our only MediaVerse 12.
tor and Redeemer. Amen. 11 For he hath made fast the
Holy Jesuspur. sed thy children within thee. Verse 13.
versal Church, and hast promis
thanks unto thee. Verse suxe MOST sracious God, the
bars of thy gates ; and hath bles. O chased to thyself an unied to be with the Ministers of O Lord, my God! I am not
shouldof the world; be graciously est come under my roof; yet pleased to bless the ministry thou hast honoured thy servant and service of him, who is now with appointing him to stand in appointed to offer the sacrifices thy House, and to serve at thy of prayer and praise to thee in Holy Altar. To thee and to this house, which is called by thy service. I devote myself, thy name. May the words of soul, body, and spirit with all his mouth, and the meditation their powers and faculties. Fill of his heart be always accepta- my memory with the words of ble in thy sight, O Lord, our thy law; enlighten my understrength and our Redeemer. standing with the illumination Amen.
of the Holy Ghost; and may all
the wishes and desires of my O
God, Holy Ghost, Sancti. Will centre in what thou hast
fier of the Faithful, visit, commanded. And, to make we pray thee, this Congregation me instrumental in promoting with thy love and favour; en- the salvation of the people now lighten their minds more and committed to my charge, grant more with the light of the ever- that I may faithfully administer lasting Gospel; graft in their thy holy Sacraments, and by hearts a love of the truth; in my life and doctrine set forth crease in them true religion; thy true and lively word. Be nourish them with all goodness; ever with me, in the performand of thy great mercy keep ance of all the duties of my mithem in the same, O blessed nistry; in prayer, to quicken Spirit, whom with the Father
my devotion; in praises, to and the Son together we wor- heighten my love and gratitude; ship and glorify as one God, and in preaching, to give a reaworld without end. Amen. diness of thought and expres
sion suitable to the clearness Benediction.
and excellency of thy Holy THE "HE God of peace, who Word. Grant this for the sake
brought again from the of Jesus Christ thy Son our dead our Lord Jesus Christ, the Saviour. great Shepherd of the sheep, I The instituted Minister, standthrough the blood of the ever- ing up, shall say, lasting Covenant, make you perfect in every good work to
The Lord be with you. do his will, working in you that
Ans. And with thy spirit. which is well pleasing in his
Let us pray. sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and O Almighty God, who hast
foundation of the Apostles and Then shall the instituted Mi- Prophets, Jesus Christ himself nister kneel at the Altar to being the Chief corner Stone; present his supplication for grant that, by the operation of himself-in this form: the Holy Ghost, all Christians may be so joined together in thee in all godly quietness; that unity of spirit, and in the bond so they may walk in the ways of peace, that they may be an of truth and peace, and at last Holy Temple acceptable unto be numbered with thy Saints in thee. And especially, to this glory everlasting, through thy Congregation present, give the merits, O blessed Jesus, thou abundance of thy grace; that gracious Bishop and Shepherd with one heart, they may desire of our souls, who art, with the the prosperity of thy holy Apos- Father and the Holy Ghost, one tolic Church, and with one God, world without end. Amen. mouth, may profess the faith
| Then shall follow the Sermon: and after once delivered to the Saints.
that the instituted Minister shall proceed Defend them from the sins of to the Communion Service, and to admiheresy and schism; “let not
nister the holy Eucharist to his Congrega.
tion: And after the Benediction, which the foot of pride come nigh to he shall always pronounce the Wardens, hurt them, nor the hand of the Vestry, and others shall salute and welcome
him, bidding him God speed. ungodly to cast them down.” 4 When the Bishop of the Diocese is present And grant that the course of this
at the Institution of a Minister, he shall
make to him the address prescribed in this world may be so peaceably or- Office in the form of a letter; and may dered by thy Governance, that perform such other duties herein assigned
the instituting Minister as he may choose. thy Church may joyfully serve