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teries and harps and trumpets unto the house of the Lord. 2 Chron. xx. 25 to 28.

5. I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the merour lives by cies of God, that ye present your bodies a living saan humble,

crifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. Rom. xii. 1. That we, being de

livered out of the hand of our enemies might serve all our days, him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before Jesus Christ him, all the days of our life. Luke i. 74, 75. He hath our Lord i to shewed thee, O man, what is good ; and what doth thee and the the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to Holy Spirit, love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? mercies, so Mic. vi. 8. And now, Israel, what doth the Lord in particular for this Vic- thy God require of thee, but to fear the Lord thy tory, and De- God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and all glory and to serve the Lord thy God, with all thy heart, and honour, world

with all thy soul, to keep the commandments of the Lord, and his statutes, which I command thee this day for thy good ? Deut. x. 12, 13. And David said, Blessed be thou, Lord God of Israel our father, for ever and ever. Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty : for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine: thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all. 1 Chron. xxix. 10, 11. O give thanks to the Lord of lords ; to him who alone doeth great wonders; to him which smote great kings; and slew famous kings ; and gave their land for an heritage; who remembered us in our low estate : and hath redeemed us from our enemies. O give thanks unto the God of heaven : for his mercy endureth for ever. Psal. cxxxvi. 3, 4. 17, 18. 21. 23, 24. 26. Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen. I Tim. i. 17.

The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, fc. 2 Cor. xiii. 14.

CCL. A Prayer to be used at the burial of their deaa

at Sea. 1. Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in darkcommit his ness, in the deeps. Psal. lxxxviii. 6. I went down

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body to the to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her deep, to be turned into

bars was about me for ever : yet hast thou brought corruption, up my life from corruption, O Lord my God. Jonah the resurrec-ii. 6.

So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is body, (when

sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption. I Cor. the sea shall xv. 42. Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise give up her dead,)

again. Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day. Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life. John xi. 23, 24, 25. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged

every man according to their works. Rev. xx. 13. 2. and the life of the world to come, through our Lord Jesus Christ; who at his coming shall change our vile body, that it may be like his glorious body, according to the mighty working, whereby he is able to subdue all things to himself.

2. Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. Jude 21. The trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible. 1 Cor. xv. 52. Our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ; who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unt, his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to sabdue all things unto himself. Phil. iii. 20, 21.

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THE FORM AND MANNER OF

MAKING, ORDAINING, AND CONSECRATING OF

BISHOPS, PRIESTS, AND DEACONS,

According to the Order of the United Church of England and Ireland

Father in

CCLI. The Presentation of the Candidates for the

Office of Deacon to the Bishop : his answer, and

address to the Congregation. 1. Reverend 1. Though ye have ten thousand instructors in

Christ, yet have ye not many fathers; for in Christ God, I present unto you Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel. these persons

1 Cor. iv. 15. And Elisha saw it, and he cried, present, to be admitted My father, my father. 2 Kings ii. 12. Then saith

he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest. Matt. ix. 37, 38. After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also. Luke x. 1. In those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, the twelve called the

• THE PREFACE. It is evident unto all men, diligently reading the holy Scripture and ancient Authors, that from the Apostles' time there have been these Orders of Ministers in Christ's Church ; Bishops, Priests, and Deacons. Which Offices were evermore had in such reverend estimation, that no man might presume to execute any of them, except he were first called, tried, examined, and known to have such Qualities as are requisite for the same; and also by Public Prayer, with imposition of Hands, were approved and admitted thereunto by lawful Authority. And therefore, to the intent that these Orders may be continued, and reverently used and esteemed in the Church of England; no Man shall be accounted or taken to be a lawful Bishop, Priest, or Deacon in the United Church of England and Ireland, or suffered to execute any of the said Functions, except he be called, tried, examined, and admitted thereunto, according to the Form hereafter following, or hath had formerly Episcopal Consecration, or Oidination.

And none shall be admitted a Deacon, except he be Twenty three Years of age, unless he have a Faculty. And every man which is to be admitted a Priest shall be full four and. Twenty Years old. And every man which is to be ordained or consecrated Bishop shall be fully Thirty Years of age.

And the Bishop knowing, either by himself, or by sufficient Testimony, any Person to be a Man of virtuous Conversation, and without Crime; and, after Examination and Trial, finding him leared in the Latin Tongue, and sufficientiy instructed in holy Scripture, may at the times appointed in the Canon, or else, on urgent Occasion, upon some other Sunday or Holy-day, in the face of the Church, adinit him a Deacon, in such Manner and Forn as hereafter followeth.

multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, Look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint. And the saying pleased the whole multitude : and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch : whom they set before the apostles : and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them. Acts vi. 1, 2, 3. 5, 6.

No man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron. So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an High Priest ; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee. Heb. v. 4, 5. And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Bring the tribe of Levi near, and present them before Aaron the priest, that they may minister unto him. Num. ii. 5, 6. And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Take the Levites from among the children of Israel, and cleanse them. And Aaron shall offer the Levites before the Lord for an offering of the children of Israel, that they may execute the service of the Lord. And thou shalt set the Levites before Aaron, and before his sons, and offer them for an offering unto the Lord. Thus shalt thou separate the Levites from among the children of Israel: and the Levites shall be mine. Num. viii. 5, 6. 11. 13, 14. Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with

the bishops and deacons. Phil. i. 1. 2. Take heed that the persons, whom ye present unto us, be apt and meet, for their learning and godly conversation, to exercise their Ministry duly, to the hohour of God, and the edifying of his Church. 3. I have enquired of them, and also examined them, and think them so to be.

4. Brethren, if there be any of you who knoweth any Impediment or notable Crime in any of these persons presented to be ordered Deacons, for the which he ought not to be admitted to that Office, let him come forth in the name of God, and shev what the Crime or Impediment is.

2, 3, 4. Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins. 1 Tim. v. 22. Likewise must the Deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre : holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience. And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a Deacon, being found blameless. Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. 1 Tim. iii. 8, 9, 10. 6. The servant of the Lord must not strive ; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, in meekness instructing those that oppose themselves. 2 T'im. ii. 24, 25. Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God. 1 John iv. 1. He must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. 1 Tim. iii. 7. Look ye out among you seven men of honest report. Acts vi. 3. Herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men. Acts xxiv. 16. And Jehoshaphat said to the judges, Take heed what

ye

do. Let the fear of the Lord be upon you; for there is no iniquity with the Lord our God, nor respect of persons. 2 Chron. xix. 6, 7.

O God the Father of heaven, &c.

servants, now

of Deacons

CCLII. Particular Petition in the Litany in behalf

of the Candidates for the office of Deacon. That it Bless thine inheritance. Psal. xxviii. 9. They may pocasss shall put my name upon the children of Israel ; and these thy I will bless them. Num. vi. 27. Thus shalt thou to be admitted separate the Levites from among the children of to the Order Israel : and the Levites shall be mine. And after [or Priests] that shall the Levites go in to do the service of the and to pour tabernacle of the congregation : for they are wholly upon them; given unto me from among the children of Israel. that they may duly Num. viii. 14, 15, 16. I will pour upon the house execute their of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the edifying of spirit of grace. Zech. xii. 10. It is a good thing thy Church, and the glory

that the heart be established with grace. Heb. xiii. of thy holy 9. As every man hath received the gift, even so

minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 1 Pet. iv. 10. He gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers ; for

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