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Then the Bishop shall say unto the people,
OOD people, these are they
whom we purpose, God willing, to receive this day unto the Holy Office of Priesthood; For after due examination we find not to the contrary, but that they be lawfully called to their Function and Ministry, and that they be persons meet for the same. if there be any of you
who knoweth any impediment or notable crime in any
of them, for the which he ought not to be received into this holy Ministry, let him come forth in the Name of God, and shew what the crime or impediment is.
And if any great crime or impediment bi
ohjected, the Bishop shall surcease from Ordering that person, until such time as the party accused shull be found clear
of that crime. Then the Bishop (commending such as
shall be found meet to be Ordered, to the prayers of the Congregation ) shall, with the Clergy and People present, sing or say the Litany, with the Prayers, as is bifore appointed in the Form of Ordering Deacons ; save only that in the proper Suffrage there udded, the word (Dea
1552 cons) shall be omitted, and the word
[Priests] inserted instead of it. Then shall be sung or said the Serrice | Then the Exhortation is ended, ithen for the Communion ; with the Collect, shall follow the Communion. And for Epistle, and Gospel, as followeth. the Epistle shall be read out of the
twentieth chapter of the Acts of the Apostles as followeth ;
good things, who by thy
ROM Mileto Paul sent mesgrace according to, &c.
&c. unto the measure of the stature of
It is more blessed to give the fulness of Christ.
than to receive.
Epistle to Timothy.
received up in glory. After this shall be read for the Gospel | After this shall be read for the Gospel a
part of the Ninth Chapter of S. Matthew, piece of the last chapter of Matthew, as us followeth.
followeth, S. Matth. 9. 36.
Matth. xxviij. HEN Jesus saw the multi- ESUS came and spake unto tudes, &c. that he them, &c.
I am with will send forth labourers into his you alway, even until the end of harvest.
every one of us is given F sengers to Ephesus, and, kes
Wides, recens saw thehat he JE
then shall be sung for the Introit to the Communion this Psalm,
or else this Psalm,
or else this Psalm,
Psal. cxxxv. Then shall be read for the Epistle this out of the xx. chapter of the Acts of the Apostles. [1549 G.]
Or else this that followeth out of the Or cise this that followeth, of the tenth
Chapter of John.
I he that entereth not by the you, he that entereth not in door into the sheep-fold, but climb- by the door into the sheepfold, but eth
up some other way, the same is climbeth up some other way, the thief and a robber. But, &c. same is a thief and a murderer. there shall be one fold, and one But, &c. ......... one fold, and one shepherd.
Or else this, of the xx. chapter of
THE same day at night, which was,
&c. ..... whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained. ilhen the Gospel is ended, then shall be
suid or sung, NOME, Holy Ghost, eternal God,
proceeding from above, Both from the Father and the Son,
the God of peace and love; Visit our minds, and into us
thy heavenly grace inspire, That in all truth and godliness
we may have true desire. Thou art the very Comforter,
in all woe and distress, The heavenly gift of God most high,
which no tongue can express; The fountain and the lively spring
of joy celestial, The fire so bright, the love so clear,
and unction spiritual. Tbou in thy gifts art manifold,
whereby Christ's Church doth stand; In faithful hearts writing thy law,
the finger of God's hand. According to thy promise made
thou givest speech of grace, That through thy help the praise of God
may sound in every place. O Holy Ghost, into our wits,
send down thine heavenly light, Kindle our hearts with fervent love,
to serve God day and night; Strength and stablish all our weakness,
so feeble and so frail, That neither flesh, the world, nor devil,
against us do prevail ; Put back our enemy far from us,
and grant us to obtain Peace in our hearts with God and man,
without grudge or disdain. And grant, O Lord, that thou, being
our Leader and our Guide, We may eschew the snares of sin,
and from thee never slide.
good Lord, grant, we thee pray,
at the last dreadful day.
O Lord, dissolve the bands,
throughout all Christian lands. Grant us, O Lord, through thee to know
the Father most of might,
we may attain the sight:
we may acknowledge thee,
one God, in Persons three. Laud and praise be to the Father,
and to the Son equal;
one God coëternal.
vouchsafe his Spirit to send,
unto the world's end. Amen. And then the Arch-deacon shall present
unto the Bishop all them that shall re-
EVEREND Father in God,
persons present, to be admitted to the Order of Priesthood, Cum interrogatione et responsione, ut in Ordine Diaconatus.
Father in God,
And then the Bishop shall say to the people,
OOD people, these be they
whom we purpose, God will-
which knoweth any impediment, or notable crime in any of them, for the which he ought not to be received ’into this holy ministry, now in the name of God declare the same.
that day, every of them having upon him a plain Alb, The Arch-deacon saying, (1549 G.]
to 1549 G.) 3 exhortation, and in the holy Lessons taken out of the Gospel, and of the writings, &c. (1552) (1549 G.] 4 be (1552] [1549 G.]
now we exhort &c.  [1549 G.]
And if any great crime or impediment be
objected, &c. ut supra in Ordine Diaconatus usque ad finem Litaniæ cum Lac Collecta.
LMIGHTY God, giver of all
good things, which by thy Holy Spirit hast appointed divers Orders of Ministers in thy Church, mercifully behold these thy servants now called to the Office of Priesthood; and replenish them so with the truth of thy doctrine, and innocency of life, that both by word, and good example, they may faithfully serve thee in this Office, to the glory of thy name and profit of the congregation, through the merits of our Saviour Jesu Christ: who liveth and reigneth with thee, and the Holy Ghost, world without end. Amen.
Then the Bishop sitting in his Chuir shall Then the Bishop shall minister unto every
minister unto etery one of them the one of them the oath, concerning the Outh concerning the King's Supremacy, King's Supremacy, as it is set out in as it is before set forth in the Form for the order o Dcacons. And that done, the Ordering of Deacons.
he shall say unto them which are apAnd that done, he shall say unto them as pointed to receive the said Office, as herefter followeth.
hereafter followeth ; YOU have heard, brethren, as well in your private examination, as
in the 3 exhortation which was now made to you, and in the holy Lessons taken out of the Gospel, and the writings of the Apostles, of what dignity, and of how great importance this Office is, whereunto ye are called. And 5 now again we exhort you in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you have in remembrance into how high a dignity, and to how 'weighty an office and charge ye are called : That is to say, to be 8 messengers, watchmen, and stewards of the Lord; to teach 'and to premonish, to feed and provide for the Lord's family; to seek for Christ's sheep that are dispersed abroad, and for his children who are in the midst of this naughty world, that they may be saved through Christ for ever.
Have always therefore printed in your remembrance, how great a treasure is committed to your charge. For they are the sheep of Christ which he bought with his death, and for whom he shed his blood. The Church and Congregation whom you must serve is his spouse, and his body. And if it shall 12 happen the same Church, or any member thereof, to take any hurt or hindrance by reason of your negligence, ye know the
2 chargeable an office ye be, &c. 8 the messengers, the watchmen, the pastors, and the stewards of to teach, to premonish
10 which be to be saved through, &c.
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