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T If any objection be offered, the Priest who acts as the Institutor shall judge whether it afford just cause to suspend the service. JW) objection being offered, or the Priest who acts as the Institutor choosing to go on with the service, he shall neart read the Letter of Institution; and then shall the senior Warden (or the JMember of the Westry supplying his place ) present the keys of the Church to the new Incumbent, saying, N name and behalf of Parish sor Church], I do receive and acknowledge you, the Rev. A. B. as Priest and Rector [or Associated Rector, or Assistant Minister] of the same, and in token thereof, give into your hands the keys of this Church.
Min. The Lord be with you. ...Ans. And with thy Spirit. Let us pray. Do. O Lord, in all our doings, with thy most gracious favour, and further us with thy continual help, that in all our works begun, continued and ended in thee, we may glorify thy holy name, and finally by thy mercy obtain everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord; who hath taught us to É. unto thee, O. Almighty ather, in his prevailing name and words Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven; Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil: For thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, for ever and ever. Amen. T Then shall the Priest who acts as the Institutor receive the Incumbent within the rails of the Altar, and present him the Bible, Book of Common Prayer, and
Books of Canons of the General and State Convention, saying as follows:
EcEIvE these books; and let them be the rule of thy conduct in dispensing the, di
vine word, in leading the devotions of the people, and in exercising the discipline of the Church; and be thou in all things a pattern to the flock committed to thy care. * Then shall be said or sung the following Anthem. Laudate Nomen. . O Praise the Lord, laud ye the name of the Lord: raise it, O ye servants of the ord. Psalm czxxv. verse 1. 2 Ye that stand in the house of the Lord: in the courts of the house of our God. Verse 2. 3 O praise the Lord, for the Lord isgracious: O sing praises unto his name, for it is lovely. Verse 3. 4 The Lord is gracious and merciful, long suffering and of great goodness. Psalm czlv. verse 8. s 5 The Lord is loving unto every man; and his mercy is over all his works. Verse 9. 6 All thy works praise thee, O Lord; and thy Saints give thanks unto thee. Verse 10. 7 The Lord doth build up Jerusalem; and gather together the outcasts of i. Psalm cxlvii. verse 2. 8 He healeth those that are broken in heart; and giveth medicine to heal their sickness. Verse 3. 9 The Lord’s delight is in them that fear him, and put their trust in his mercy. Verse ll. 10 Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion. Verse 12. 11 For he hath made fast the bars of thy gates; and hath blessed thy children within thee. Verse 13.
12 He maketh peace in thy borders; and filleth thee with the flour of wheat. Verse 1413. He is our God, even the God of whom cometh salvation; God is the Lord by whom we escape death. Psalm lxviii. verse 20. 14 O God, wonderful art thou in thy holy places, even the God of Israel; he will give strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God. Ver. 3
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.
Min. The law was given by Moses.
Peop. But grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
Min. & Peop. Who is God over all, blessed for evermore. .Amen.
Let us pray.
OST gracious God, the giver of all good and per
fect gifts, who, of thy wise providence hast appointed divers orders in thy Church; give thy grace, we beseech thee, to thy servant, to whom the charge of this Congregation is now committed; and so replenish him with the truth of thy doctrine, and endue him with innocency of life, that he may faithfully serve before thee, to the glory of thy great name, and the benefit of thy holy Church, through Jesus Christ our only Mediator and Redeemer. Amen. O Holy Jesus, who hast pur
chased to thyself an universal Church, and hast promis
ed to be with the Ministers of Apostolic Succession to the end of the world; be graciously pleased to bless the ministry and service of him, who is now appointed to offer the sacrifices * prayer and praise to thee in this house, which is called by thy name. May the words of his mouth, and the meditation of his heart be always acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, our strength and our Redeemer. .Amen.
O God, Holy Ghost, Sanctifier of the Faithful, visit, we pray thee, this Congregation with thy love and favour; enlighten their minds more and more with the light of the everlasting Gospel; graft in their hearts a love of the truth; increase in them true religion; nourish them with all goodness; and of thy great mercy keep them in the same, O blessed Spirit, whom with the Father and the Son together we worship and glorify as one God, world without end. Amen.
O Lord my God! I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof; yet thou hast honoured thy servant with appointing him to stand in thy House, and to serve at thy Holy Altar. To thee and to thy service I devote myself, soul, body, and spirit—with all their powers and faculties. Fill my memory with the words of thy law; enlighten my understanding with the illumination of the Holy Ghost; and may all the wishes and desires of my Will centre in what thou hast commanded. And, to make me instrumental in promoting the salvation of the people now committed to my charge, grant that I may faithfully administer thy holy Sacraments, and by my life and doctrine set forth thy true and lively word. Be ever with me, in the performance of all the duties of my ministry; in prayer, to quicken my devotion; in praises, to heighten my love and gratitude; and in preaching, to give a readiness of thought and expression suitable to the clearness and excellency, of thy Holy Word. Grant this for the sake of Jesus Christ thy Son our Saviour.
may be so joined together in unity of spirit, and in the bond of peace, that they may be an Holy Temple acceptable unto thee. And especially, to o Congregation present, give the abundance of thy grace; that with one heart, they may desire the prosperity of thy holy Apostolic Church, and with one mouth, may profess the faith once delivered to the Saints. Defend them from the sins of heresy and schism; “let not the foot of pride come nigh- to hurt them, nor the hand of the ungodly to cast them down.” And grant that the course of this world may be so peaceably ordered by thy Governance, that thy Church may joyfully serve