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THE

FORM AND MANNER

OP

MAKING OF DEACONS.

I When the day appointed by the Bishop is come, after Morning Prayer

is ended, there shall be a Sermon or Exhortation, declaring the Duty and Office of such as come to be admitted Deacons ; how necessary that Order is in the Church of Christ, and also, how the people ought to esteem them in their Office.

9 First the Archdeacon, or his De- I Then the Bishop (commending puty, shall present unto the Bi. such as shall be found meet to be shop (sitting in his chair near Ordered to the Prayers of the conto the holy Table) such as desire gregation) shall, with the Clergy to be ordained Deacons, (each of

and

people present, sing or say them being decently habited,) say- the Litany, with the Prayers as ing these words,

followeth. ᎡᎬ EVEREND Father in God,

The Litany and Suffrages. I present unto you these O GOD the Father, of heaven: persons present, to be admitted

have mercy upon us miserable Deacons.

sinners. The Bishop:

O God the Father, of heaven :have i

mercy upon us miserable sinners. TAKE heed that the persons, whom

O God the Son, Redeemer of apt and meet, for their learning the world : have mercy upon us

miserable sinners. and godly conversation, to exercise their Ministry duly, to the

O God the Son, Redeemer of honour

of God, and the edifying the world : have mercy upon us of his Church.

miserable sinners.

O God the Holy Ghost, proT The Archdeacon shall answer, ceeding from the Father and the I

HAVE enquired of them, and Son : have mercy upon us mise

also examined them, and think rable sinners them so to be.

O God the Holy Ghost, proceeding

from the Father and the Son : have | Then the Bishop shall say unto mercy upon us miserable sinners. the people:

O holy, blessed, and glorious BRETHREN, if there be any Trinity, three Persons and one

you who knoweth any Im- God : have mercy upon us misepediment, or notable Crime, in rable sinners. any of these persons presented to O holy, blessed, and glorious be ordered Deacons, for the which Trinity, three Persons and one he ought not to be admitted to God : have mercy upon us misethat Office, let him come forth in rable sinners. the Name of God, and shew what Remember not, Lord, our of the Crime or Impediment is.

fences, nor the offences of our And if any great Crime or Im- forefathers; neither take thou pediment be objected, the Bishop vengeance of our sins : spare us, shall surcease from Ordering that good Lord, spare thy people, person, until such time as the whom thou hast redeemed with party accused shall be found clear thy most precious blood, and be of that Crime.

not angry with us for ever.

Spare us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to rule From all evil and mischief; from her heart in thy faith, fear, and sin, from the crafts and assaults love, and that she may evermore of the devil; from thy wrath, and have affiance in thee, and ever from everlasting damnation, seek thy honour and glory; Good Lord, deliver us.

We beseech thee to hear us, good From all blindness of heart ; | Lord. from pride, vain-glory, and hypo- That it may please thee to be crisy; from envy, hatred, and ma- her defender, and keeper, giving lice, and all uncharitableness, her the victory over all her ene

Good Lord, deliver us. mies; From fornication, and all other We beseech thee to hear us, good deadly sin; and from all the de- Lord.

; ceits of the world, the flesh, and That it may please thee to bless the devil,

and preserve the Prince Albert, Good Lord, deliver us. Albert Prince of Wales, and all From lightning and tempest; the Royal Family; from plague, pestilence, and fa- We beseech theě to hear us, good mine; from battle and murder, Lord. and from sudden death,

That it may please thee to illuGood Lord, deliver us. minate all Bishops, Priests, and From all sedition, privy con- Deacons, with true knowledge and spiracy, and rebellion; from all understanding of thy Word; and false doctrine, heresy, and schism ; that both by their preaching and from hardness of heart, and con- living they may set it forth, and tempt of thy Word and Com- shew it accordingly; mandment,

We beseech thee to hear us, good Good Lord, deliver us. Lord. By the mystery of thy holy In- That it may please thee to bless carnation; by thy holy Nativity these thy servants, now to be adand Circumcision; by thy Bap- mitted to the Order of Deacons, tism, Fasting, and Temptation, [or Priests,] and to pour thy grace

Good Lord, deliver us. upon them; that they may duly By thine Agony and bloody execute their Office, to the edifySweat; by thy Cross and Passion; ing of thy Church, and the glory by thy precious Death and Burial; of thy holy Name; by thy glorious Resurrection and We beseech thee to hear us, good Ascension; and by the coming of Lord. the Holy Ghost,

That it may please thee to endue Good Lord, deliver us. the Lords of the Council, and all In all time of our tribulation; the Nobility, with grace, wisdom, in all time of our wealth; in the and understanding; hour of death, and in the day of We beseech thee to hear us, good judgement,

Lord.
Good Lord, deliver us.

That it may please thee to bless We sinners do beseech thee to and keep the Magistrates, giving hear us, O Lord God; and that it them grace to execute justice, and may please thee to rule and govern to maintain truth; thy holy Church universal in the We beseech thee to hear us, good right way;

Lord. We beseech thee to hear us, good That it may please thee to bless Lord.

and keep all thy people; That it may please thee to keep We beseech thee to hear us, good and strengthen in the true wor- Lord. shipping of thee, in righteousness That it may please thee to give and holiness of life, thy Servant to all nations unity, peace, and VICTORIA, our most gracious concord; Queen and Governour;

We beseech thee to hear us, good We beseech thce to hear us, good Lord. Lord.

That it may please thee to give us an heart to love and dread thee, We beseech thee to hear us, good and diligently to live after thy Lord. commandments;

That it may please thee to give We beseech thée to hear us, good us true repentance; to forgive us Lord.

all our sins, negligences, and igThat it may please thee to give norances; and to endue us with to all thy people increase of grace the grace of thy Holy Spirit to to hear meekly thy Word, and to amend our lives according to thy receive it with pure affection, and holy Word; to bring forth the fruits of the We beseech thee to hear us, good Spirit;

Lord. We beseech thee to hear us, good Son of God : we beseech thee to Lord.

hear us. That it may please thee to bring Son of God : we beseech thee to into the way of truth all such as hear us. have erred, and are deceived ; O Lamb of God : that takest

We beseech thee to hear us, good away the sins of the world ; Lord.

Grant us thy peace. That it may please thee to O Lamb of God : that takest strengthen such as do stand ; and away the sins of the world; to comfort and help the weak- Have mercy upon us. hearted; and to raise up them

O Christ, hear us. that fall; and finally to beat down

O Christ, hear us.
Satan under our feet;
We beseech thee to hear us, good

Lord, have mercy upon us.

Lord, have mercy upon us.
Lord.
That it may please thee to suc.

Christ, have mercy upon us. cour, help, and comfort, all that

Christ, have mercy upon us. are in danger, necessity, and tri- Lord, have mercy upon us. bulation;

Lord, have mercy, upon us. We beseech thee to hear us, good 9 Then shall the Priest, and the Lord.

people with him, say the Lord's That it may please thee to pre

Prayer. serve all that travel by land or child, all sick by water all , women labouring of OUR Father, which art in hea

young

ven, be . children; and to shew thy pity Thy kingdom come. Thy will be upon all prisoners and captives;

done in earth, As it is in heaven. We beseech thee to hear us, good Give us this day our daily bread. Lord.

And forgive us our trespasses, That it may please thee to de- As we forgive them that trespass fend, and provide for, the father- against us. And lead us not into less children and widows, and all temptation ; But deliver us from that are desolate and oppressed ;

evil. Amen. We beseech thee to hear us, good

Priest. O Lord, deal not with Lord.

us after our sins. That it may please thee to have

Answer. Neither reward us after mercy upon all men;

our iniquities. We beseech thee to hear us, good

Let us pray: Lord.

despisest not the sighing of a give our enemies, persecutors, contrite heart, nor the desire of and slanderers, and to turn their such as be sorrowful ; Mercifully hearts;

assist our prayers that we make We beseech thee to hear us, good before thee in all our troubles and Lord.

adversities, whensoever they op- ; That it may please thee to give press us; and graciously hear us, and preserve to our use the kindly that those evils, which the craft fruits of the earth, so as in due and subtilty of the devil or man time we may enjoy them; worketh against us, be brought to

persons, and

That it may please thee to for. O GOD, merciful Father, that

nought; and by the providence of ? Then shall be sung or said the thy goodness they may be dispers- Service for the Communion, with ed; that we thy servants, being the Collect, Epistle, and Gospel, hurt by no persecutions, may as followeth. evermore give thanks unto thee

The Collect. in thy holy Church; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

LMIGHTY God, who by thy AI

Divine Providence hast apO Lord, arise, help us, and de- pointed divers Orders of Ministers liver us for thy Name's sake. in thy Church, and didst inspire

thine Apostles to choose into the O GOD, we bave

heard with our Order of Deacons the first Martyr ears, and our fathers have de- Saint Stephen, with others; Merclared unto us, the noble works cifully behold' these thy servants that thou didst in their days, and now called to the like Office and in the old time before them.

Administration; replenish them O Lord, arise, help us, and de- so with the truth of thy Doctrine, liver us for thine honour.

and adorn them with innocency of

life, that, both by word and good Glory be to the Father, and example, they may faithfully serve to the Son : and to the Holy thee in this office, to the glory of Ghost; Answer. As it was in the begin- thy Church ; through the merits

thy Name, and the edification of ning, is now, and ever shall be : of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who world without end. Amen.

liveth and reigneth with thee and From our enemies defend us, the Holy Ghost, now and for ever. O Christ.

Amen. Graciously look upon our afflic- The Epistle. 1 Tim. iii. 8. tions. Pitifully behold the sorrows of LIKEWISE must the Deacons

be grave, not double tongued, our hearts.

not given to much wine, not Mercifully forgive the sins of greedy of filthy lucre, holding the thy people.

mystery of the faith in a pure conFavourably with mercy hear science. And let these also first our prayers.

be proved; then let them use the o Son of David, have mercy Office of a Deacon, being found upon us.

blameless. Even so must their Both now and ever vouchsafe wives be grave, not slanderers, to hear us, O Christ.

sober, faithful in all things. Let Graciously hear us, Christ; gra- the Deacons be the husbands of ciously hear us, O Lord Christ. one wife, ruling their children

Priest. O Lord, let thy mercy and their own houses well. For be shewed upon us;

they that have used the Office of Answer. As we do put our trust a Deacon well purchase to themin thee.

selves a good degree, and great Let us pray

boldness in the faith which is in

Christ Jesus. WE humbly beseech thee, o

Father, mercifully to look Or else this, out of the sixth of the upon our infirmities; and for the Acts of the Apostles. glory of thy Name turn from us

Acts vi. 2. all those evils that we most right. The Nude oftewel disciples utite

; , multitude unto that in all our troubles we may them, and said, It is not reason put our whole trust and confidence that we should leave the Word of in thy mercy, and evermore serve God, and serve tables. Wherefore, thee in holiness and pureness of brethren, look ye out among you living, to thy honour and glory; seven men of honest report, full through our only Mediator and of the holy Ghost and wisdom, Advocate, Jesus Christ our Lord. whom we may appoint over this Amen.

business. But we will give our

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selves continually to prayer, and due order of this Realm, to the to the ministry of the Word. And Ministry of the Church? the saying pleased the whole mul- Answer. I think so. titude. And they chose Stephen, di man full of faith, and of the holy Dotykou

Canonical Scriptures of

The Bishop. Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, the Old and New Testament? and Parmenas, and Nicolas a pro- Answer. I do believe them, selyte of Antioch; whom they set

The Bishop. before the Apostles; and, when tliey had prayed, they laid their WILL you diligently read the hands on them. And the Word of bled in the Church where you

same unto the people assemGod increased, and the number shall be appointed to serve ? of the disciples multiplied in Je

Answer. I will. rusalem greatly, and a great com

The Bishop: pany of the Priests were obedient to the faith.

IT appertaineth to the

Office of And before the Gospel, the Bishop, he shall be appointed to serve, to

sitting in his chair, shall cause the assist the Priest in Divine Service, Oath of the Queen's Supremacy, and specially when he ministereth and against the power and au- the holy Communion, and to help thority of all foreign Potentates, him in the distribution thereof, to be ministered unto every one and to read holy Scriptures and of them that are to be Ordered.

Homilies in the Church; and to The Oath of the Queen's Sovereignty. instruct the youth in the CateI 4. B, do swear, that I do from thism; in the absence of the Priest

my heart abhor, detest, and to baptize infants, and to preach, abjure, as impious and heretical, if he be admitted thereto by the that damnable Doctrine and Po- Bishop. And furthermore, it is sition, That Princes excommu

his Office, where provision is so nicated or deprived by the Pope, made, to search for the sick, poor, or any Authority of the See of and impotent people of the Parish, Rome, may be deposed or mur

to intimate their estates, names, dered by their Subjects, or any and places where they dwell, unto other whatsoever. And I do de- the Curate, that by his exhortation clare, that no foreign Prince, Per- they may be relieved with the alms son, Prelate, State, or Potentate, of the Parishioners, or others. Will liath, or ought to have, any Juris- you do this gladly and willingly? diction, Power, Superiority, Pre- Answer. I will so do, by the eminence, or Authority, Eccle- help of God. siastical or Spiritual, within this

The Bishop. Realm. So help me God. WILL you apply all your dili

to I Then shall the Bishop examine your own lives, and the lives of every one of them that are to be

your families, according to the Ordered, in the presence of the people, after this manner follow- Doctrine of Christ; and to make ing.

both yourselves and them, as much

as in you lieth, wholesome examDo you trust yea thay theretoly ples of the flock of Clarist? moved by

Answer. I will so do, the Lord Ghost to take upon you this Office

being my helper. and Ministration, to serve God for the promoting of his glory, and

The Bishop. the edifying of his people ? WILL you reverently obey your Answer. I trust so.

Ministers of the Church, and them The Bishop.

to whom the charge and governDo ,

called, according to the will lowing with a glad mind and will of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the their godly admonitions ?

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