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Let us pray.
. The day being appointed for the new incumbent's Institution, at the usual hour of Morning
Prayer, the Institutor, attended by the new incumbent, and one or more presbyters appointed by the Bishop (or, where there is no bishop, by the clerical members of the Standing Committee) for that purpose, shall enter the church. Then, all the clergy present standing without the rails of the altar, except the officiating Priest, who shall go into the desk; the Wardens, (or, in case of their necessary absence, two members of the Vestry) standing on the right and left of the altar, without the rails; the senior Warden, (or the member of the Vestry supplying his place) holding the keys of the church in his hand, in open view, the officiating priest shall read Morning Prayer.
DIRECT us, O LORD, in all our cxxxii. .
doings, with thy most gracious favour, PROPER LESSONS.
and further us with thy continual help, First. Ezek. Chap. xxxiii. verse 1 to that in all our works begun, continued, derse 10.
and ended in thee, we may glorify thy SECOND. St. John, Chap. X. derse 1 to holy name, and finally by thy mercy derse 19.
obtain everlasting life, through Jesus * Morning Prayer ended, the Priest who acts as Christ
our Lord: who hath taught the Institutor, standing within the rails of the us to pray unto thee, O Almighty altar, shall say,
Father, in his prevailing name and DEARLY beloved in the LORD, we words, have assembled for the purpose of instituting the Rev. A. B. into this parish, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy kingdom
OUR Father, who art in heaven, for church) as Priest and Rector (or Associated Rector, or Assistant Minis- come; Thy will be done on earth, as it ter) of the same ; and we are possessed is in heaven; Give us this day our daily of your vote that he has been so elected; bread;
And forgive us our trespasses, as as also of the prescribed Letter of Insti- we forgive those who trespass against tution. But if any of you can show us; And lead us not into temptation ;
But deliver us from evil: For thine is just cause why
he may not be instituted, the Kingdom, and the Power, and the we proceed no further, because we would not that an unworthy person should Glory, for ever and ever. Amen. minister among you.
Then shall the Priest who acts as the Institutor
receive the incumbent within the rails of the 1 If any objection be offered, the Priest who altar, and present him the Bible, Book of
acts as the Institutor shall judge whether it Common Prayer, and Books of Canons of the afford just cause to suspend the service. No General and State Convention, saying as objection being offered, or the Priest who acts follows: as the Institutor choosing to go on with the service, he shall next read the Letter of Insti
RECEIVE these books; and let tution; and then shall the senior Warden, them be the rule of thy conduct in (or the member of the Vestry supplying his dispensing the divine word, in leading place) present the keys of the church to the the devotions of the people, and in exernew incumbent, saying,
cising the discipline of the Church;
and IN name and behalf of
be thou in all things a pattern to the parish [or church), I do receive and flock committed to thy care. acknowledge you, the Rev. A. B. as Priest and Rector (or Associated Rector, " Then shall be said or sung the following
Anthem. or Assistant Minister) of the same, and in token thereof, give into your hands
Laudate Nomen. the keys of this Church.
O PRAISE the LORD, laud ye the 1 Then the new Incumbent shall say, name of the LORD: praise it, О ye I, A. B., receive these keys of the servants of the LORD. Psalm cxxxv. house of God at your hands, as the verse 1. pledges of my institution, and of your 2 Ye that stand in the house of the parochial recognition, and promise to be Lord; in the courts of the house of our à faithful shepherd over you, in the God. Verse 2 name of the Father, and of the Son, 3 O praise the LORD, for the LORD is and of the Holy Ghost.
gracious : O sing praises unto his name, 7 Here the Instituting Minister shall begin the for it is lovely. Verse 3. Office.
4 The Lord is gracious and merciful, Min. The Lord be with you. long-suffering and of great goodness. Ans. And with thy spirit.
Psalm cxlv. derse 8.
5 The Lord is loving unto every world; be graciously, pleased to bless man; and his mercy over all his the ministry and service of him, who is works. Verse 9.
now appointed to offer the sacrifices of 6 All thy works praise thee, O LORD; prayer and praise to thee in this house, and thy saints give thanks unto thee. which is called by thy name. May the Verse 10.
words of his mouth, and the meditation 7 The LORD doth build up Jerusalem; of his heart be always acceptable in thy and gather together the outcasts of Israel. sight, O LORD, our strength and our Psalm cxlvii. verse 2.
Redeemer. Amen. 8 He healeth those that are broken in heart; and giveth medicine to heal their O GOD, Holy Ghost, sanctifier of sickness. Verse 3.
the faithfus, visit, we pray thee, this 9 The Lord's delight is in them that congregation with thy love and favour; fear him, and put their trust in his enlighten their minds more and more mercy. Verse 11.
with the light of the everlasting Gospel; 10 Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem; graft in their hearts a love of the truth; praise thy God, o Zion. Verse 12. increase in them true religion; nourish
11 For he hath made fast the bars of them with all goodness; and of thy great thy gates; and hath blessed thy children mercy keep them in the same, o blessed within thee. Verse 13.
Spirit,'whom with the FATHER and the 12 He maketh peace in thy borders; Son together we worship and glorify as and filleth thee with the flour of wheat. one God, world without end. Amen. Verse 14.
Benediction. 13. He is our God, even the God of whom cometh salvation; God is the THE GOD of peace, who brought LORD by whom we escape death. Psalm again from the dead our Lord Jesus lxviii. verse 20.
CHRIST, the great Shepherd of the sheep, 14 O God, wonderful art thou in thy through the blood of the everlasting holy places, even the God of Israel; he covenant, make you perfect in every will give strength and power unto his good work to do his will, working in you people. Blessed be God. Verse 35. that which is well pleasing in his sight,
Glory be to the FATHER, and to the through Jesus Christ; to whom be Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
glory for ever and ever. Amen. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.
1 Then shall the instituted Minister kneel at Min. The Law was given by Moses.
the Altar to present his supplication for
himself in this form: Peo. But grace and truth came by JESUS CHRIST.
O LORD my God! I am not worthy Min. & Peo. Who is God over all, that thou shouldest come under my roof; blessed for evermore. Amen.
yet thou hast honoured thy servant with appointing him to stand in thy house,
and to serve at thy holy altar. To thee MOST gracious God, the giver of and to thy service I devote myself, soul, all good and perfect gifts, who, of thy body, and spirit—with all their powers wise providence hast appointed divers and faculties. Fill my memory with Orders in thy Church; give thy grace, we the words of thy law; enlighten my beseech thee, to thy servant, to whom understanding with the illumination of the charge of this congregation is now the Holy Ghost ; and may all the committed; and so replenish him with wishes and desires of my will centre in the truth of thy doctrine, and endue him what thou hast commanded. And, to with innocency of life, that he may make me instrumental in promoting the faithfully serve before thee, to the glory salvation of the people now committed of thy great name, and the benefit of thy to my charge, grant that I may faithholy Church, through Jesus Christ, fully administer thy holy sacraments, our only Mediator and Redeemer. and by my life and doctrine set forth Amen.
thy true and lively word. Be ever with
me in the performance of all the duties O HOLY Jesus, who hast purchased of my ministry; in prayer, to quicken to thyself an universal Church, and hast my devotion ; in praises, to heighten promised to be with the ministers of my love and gratitude; and in preaching, apostolic succession to the end of the to give a readiness of thought and
Let us pray.
Let us pray.
expression suitable to the clearness and pride come nigh to hurt them, nor the excellency of thy holy word. Grant hand of the ungodly to cast them down. this for the sake of Jesus CHRIST thy And grant that the course of this world Son our Saviour.
may be so peaceably ordered by thy I The instituted Minister, standing up, shall say, fully serve thee in all godly quietness ;
governance, that thy Church may joyThe Lord be with you.
that so they may walk in the ways of Ans. And with thy spirit.
truth and peace, and at last be numbered
with thy saints in glory everlasting, O ALMIGHTY God, who hast through thy merits, 8 blessed Jesus, built thy Church upon the foundation
thou gracious Bishop and Shepherd of of the Apostles and Prophets, JESUS our souls, who art, with the FATHER CHRIST himself being the chief corner without end. Amen.
and the Holy Ghost, one God, world stone; grant that, by the operation of the Holy Ghost, all Christians may be 1 Then shall follow the Sermon: and after that so joined together in unity of spirit, and the instituted Minister shall proceed to the in the bond of peace, that they may be
Communion Service, and to administer the
holy Eucharist to his congregation ; and after an holy temple acceptable unto thee.
the Benediction, (which ho shall always And especially, to this congregation pronounce,) the Wardens, Vestry, and others present, give the abundance of thy shall salute and welcome him, bidding him
GOD speed. grace; that with one heart, they may desire the prosperity of thy holy apostolic - When the Bishop of the Diocese is present at Church, and with one mouth, may
the institution of a Minister, he shali make to profess the faith once delivered to the
him the address prescribed in this Office in
the form of a letter; and may perform such saints. Defend them from the sins of other duties herein assigned the Instituting heresy and schism; let not the foot of Minister as he may choose.