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of the Church in his hand, in open " Then the new Incumbent shall say,
view, the officiating Priest shall read
Morning Prayer.

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Proper Psalms are,
Psalm exxii. Psalm cxxxii. Psalm

A. B. receive these keys of the house of God at your hands, as the pledges of my Institution, and of your parochial recognition, and promise to be a faithful Shepherd over you, in

cxxxiii. Proper Lessons.

First. Ezek. Chap. xxxiii. verse the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Here the instituting Minister shall begin the Office.

1 to verse 10.

Second. St. John, Chap x. verse 1 to vèrse 19.

Min. The Lord be with you.
Ans. And with thy Spirit.
Let us pray.

DEARLY beloved in the Lord.DIRECT us, O Lord, in all our we have assembled for the doings, with thy most gracious purpose of instituting the Rev. A. favour, and further us with thy B. into this Parish, [or Church] continual belp, that in all our as Priest and Rector [or Asso-works begun, continued, and ciated Rector, or Assistant Mi-ended in thee, we may glorify nister] of the same; and we are thy holy name, and finally by thy possessed of your vote that he mercy obtain everlasting life, has been so elected; as also of through Jesus Christ our Lord; =the prescribed Letter of Institu-who hath taught us to pray unto tion. But if any of you can show thee, O Almighty Father, in his just cause why he may not be in-prevailing name and words, stituted, we proceed no further, Our Father, who art in Heaven, because we would not that an un-Hallowed be thy Name; Thy worthy person should minister Kingdom come; Thy Will be done on Earth, as it is in Heaven; among you. T If any objection be offered, the Priest Give us this day our daily bread who acts as the Institutor shall judge And forgive us our trespasses, as whether it afford just cause to suspend we forgive those who trespass the service. No objection being of fered, or the Priest who acts as the against us; And lead us not into Institutor choosing to go on with the temptation; But deliver us from service, he shall next read the Letter evil: For thine is the Kingdom, of Institution; and then shall the se-and the Power, and the Glory, for nior Warden, (or the Member of the Vestry supplying his place) present ever and ever.


the keys of the Church to the new
Incumbent, saying,

Morning Prayer ended, the Priest who
acts as the Institutor, standing within
the rails of the Altar, shall say,

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:

IN name and behalf of

Parish, [or Church,] I do receive and acknowledge you, the Rey, A. B. as Priest and Rector [or Associated Rector, or Assistant Minister] of the same, and

RECEIVE these books; and let them be the rule of thy con

in token thereof, give into your duct in dispensing the divine hands the keys of this Church. word, in leading the devotions of


the people, and in exercising the 13 He is our God, even the discipline of the Church; and be God of whom cometh salvation; thou in all things a pattern to the God is the Lord by whom we flock committed to thy care. escape death. Psalm lxviii. verse Then shall be said or sung the follow-20. ing Anthem.

Laudate Nomen.

14 O God, wonderful art thou in thy holy places, even the God Praise the Lord, laud ye the of Israel; he will give strength name of the Lord: praise it, and power unto his people. Bless Oye servants of the Lord. Psalm ed be God. Verse 35. xxxv. verse 1.

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

2 Ye that stand in the horse of the Lord in the courts of the house of our God. Verse 2. 3.0 praise the Lord, for the Lord is gracious: O sing praises unto his name, for it is lovely. Moses. Verse 3.

Peop. But grace and truth 4 The Lord is gracious and mer-came by Jesus Christ. eiful, long suffering and of great Min & Peop. Who is God goodness. Psalm cxiv. verse 8. over all, blessed for evermore. 5 The Lord is loving unto every Amen.

man; and his mercy is over all his work. Verse 9.

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Let us pray.

MOST gracious God, the givet 6 All thy works praise thee, of all good and perfect gifts, O Lord; and thy Saints give who, of thy wise providence hast thanks unto thee. Verse 10. appointed divers orders in thy The Lord doth build up Je-Church; give thy grace, we be rusalem; and gather together the seech thee, to thy servant, to outcasts of Israel. Psalm cxlvii. whom the charge of this congre. verse 2. gation is now committed; and so

8 He healeth those that are replenish him with the truth of broken in heart; and giveth me-thy doctrine, and endue him with dicine to heal their sickness. innocency of life, that he may Verse 3. faithfully serve before thee, to

9 The Lord's delight is in them the glory of thy great name, and that fear him, and put their trust the benefit of thy holy Church, in his mercy. Verse 11. through Jesus Christ, our only 10 Praise the Lord, O Jeru-Mediator and Redeemer. Amen.

Verse 12.

salem, praise thy God, O Zion. O Holy Jesus, who hast purchased to thyself an universal 11 For he hath made fast the Church, and hast promised to be bars of thy gates; and hath bless-with the Ministers of Apostolic ed thy children within thee. Succession to the end of the Verse 13. world; be graciously pleased to 12 He maketh peace in thy bless the ministry and service of borders; and filleth thee with the him, who is now appointed to four of wheat. Verse 14. offer the sacrifices of prayer and

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praise to thee in this house, which lighten my understanding with is called by thy name. May the the illumination of the Holy words of his mouth, and the me-Ghost; and may all the wishes ditation of his heart be always and desires of my will centre in acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, what thou hast commanded. And, our strength and our Redeemer. to make me instrumental in proAmen. moting the salvation of the people God, Holy Ghost, Sanctifier now committed to my charge, of the Faithful, visit, we pray grant that I may faithfully admithee, this congregation with thy nister thy holy Sacraments, and love and favour; enlighten their by my life and doctrine set forth minds more and more with the thy true and lively word. Be light of the everlasting Gospel ;Jever with me in the performance graft in their hearts a love of the of all the duties of my ministry; in truth; increase in them true reli-prayer, to quicken my devotion; gion; nourish them with all good-in praises, to heighten my love ness; and of thy great mercy and gratitude; and in preaching, keep them in the same, O blessed to give a readiness of thought and Spirit, whom with the Father expression suitable to the clear and the Son together we worship ness and excellency of thy Holy and glorify as one God, world Word. Grant this for the sake of without end. Amen. Jesus Christ thy Son our Saviour. Benediction. The instituted Minister, standing up, shall say, The Lord be with you. Ans. And with thy spirit. Let us pray.

THE God of peace, who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus Christ, the great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting Covenant, Almighty God, who hast built make you perfect in every good thy Church upon the foundawork to do his will, working in tion of the Apostles and Prophets, you that which is well pleasing Jesus Christ himself being the in his sight, through Jesus Christ Chief corner Stone; grant that, to whom be glory for ever and by the operation of the Holy ever. Amen. Ghost, all Christians may be so Then shall the instituted Minister joined together in unity of spirit, kneel at the Altar to present his sup-and in the bond of peace, that plication for himself-in this form: they may be an Holy Temple ac

Lord my God! I am not ceptable unto thee. And espe worthy that thou shouldest cially, to this congregation precome under my roof; yet thou sent, give the abundance of thy hast honoured thy servant with grace; that with one heart, they appointing him to stand in thy may desire the prosperity of thy House, and to serve at thy Holy holy Apostolic Church, and with Altar. To thee and to thy ser-one mouth, may profess the faith vice I devote myself, soul, body, once delivered to the Saints. Deand spirit-with all their powers fend them from the sins of heresy and faculties. Fill my memory and schism; "let not the foot of, with the words of thy law; en-pride come nigh to hurt the

nor the hand of the ungodly to Ghost, one God, world without cast them down." And grant end. Amen.

that the course of this world may " Then shall follow the Sermon: and
after that the instituted Minister shall
be so peaceably ordered by thy
that thy Church
may joyfully serve thee in all
godly quietness; that so they may
walk in the ways of truth and
peace, and at last be numbered
with thy Saints in glory everlast-
ing, through thy merits, O blessed
Jesus, thou gracious Bishop and
Shepherd of our souls, who art,
with the Father and the Holy

proceed to the Communion Service,
and to administer the holy Eucharist
to his Congregation: and after the
Benediction, (which he shall always
pronounce,) the Wardens, Vestry, and
others, shall salute and welcome him,
bidding him God speed.
When the Bishop of the Diocese is
present at the institution of a Minis-
ter, he shall make to him the address

prescribed in this Office in the form of
a letter; and may perform such other
Minister as he may choose.
duties herein assigned the Instituting













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