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Ezek. chap. xxxiii. verse 1 to verse 10. St. John, chap. x. verse 1 to verse 19.
¶ Morning Prayer ended, the Minister, who acts as the Institutor, standing, shall say:
DEARLY beloved in the Lord, we have assembled for the purpose
of installing the Rev. A. B. over this parish, as Minister of the same; and we are possessed of your vote that he has been so elected; as also of the favorable report of the Installing Council. But if any of you can show just cause why he may not be installed, let it be made known.
¶ No objection being offered, or the Minister who acts as the Institutor choosing to go on with the service, he shall next read the report of the Council recommending the Installation of the Candidate :
Here the installing Minister shall begin the Office:
Minister. The Lord be with you.
Answer. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray.
DIRECT us, O Lord, in all our doings, with thy most gracious favor,
and further us with thy continual help, that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in thee, we may glorify thy holy name, and finally by thy mercy obtain everlasting life through Jesus Christ our Lord; who hath taught us to pray unto thee, O Almighty Father, in his prevailing Name and words, —
OUR Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy king
dom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.
¶ Then shall the Minister who acts as the Institutor receive the Candidate, and present him the Bible, saying as follows:
RECEIVE this book, and let it be the rule of thy conduct in dispens
ing the divine word, in leading the devotions of the people, and in exercising the discipline of the Church; and be thou in all things a pattern to the flock committed to thy care,
¶ Then shall be said or sung the following Anthem :
PRAISE the Lord, laud ye the name of the Lord; praise it, o ye servants of the Lord. Psalm cxxxv. verse 1.
2 Ye that stand in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God. Verse 2.
3 O, praise the Lord, for the Lord is gracious; O, sing praises unto his name, for it is lovely. Verse 3.
4 The Lord is gracious and merciful; long-suffering and of great goodness. Psalm cxlv. verse 8.
5 The Lord is loving unto every man; and his mercy is over all his works. Verse 9.
6 All thy works praise thee, O Lord; and thy saints give thanks unto thee. Verse 10.
7 The Lord doth build up Jerusalem, and gather together the outcasts of Israel. Psalm cxlvii. verse 2.
8 He healeth those that are broken in heart, and giveth medicine to heal their sickness. Verse 3.
9 The Lord's delight is in them that fear him, and put their trust in his mercy. Verse 11.
10 Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion. Verse 12. 11 For he hath made fast the bars of thy gates, and hath blessed thy children within thee. Verse 13.
12 He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the flour of wheat. Verse 14.
13 He is our God, even the God of whom cometh salvation: God is the Lord by whom we escape death. Psalm lxviii. verse 29.
14 O God, wonderful art thou in thy holy places: even the God of Israel, he will give strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God. Verse 35.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
Minister. The law was given by Moses;
People. But grace and truth came by Jesus Christ:
Minister and People. Who is blessed for evermore. Amen,
Let us pray.
MOST gracious God, the giver of all good and perfect gifts, who of thy
wise providence hast appointed the Ministry of thy Church, give thy grace, we beseech thee, to thy servant, to whom the charge of this congregation is now committed; and so replenish him with the truth of thy doctrine, and endue him with innocency of life, that he may faithfully serve before thee, to the glory of thy great name, and the benefit of thy holy Church; through Jesus Christ, our only Mediator and Redeemer. Amen.
HE 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, make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
Then a Hymn of Installation shall be sung; and then shall follow the Sermon and Addresses after the custom of this Church:
After this a Hymn or Anthem may be sung, and the following Benediction shall be pronounced:
2 Corinthians xiii. 14.
HE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.
THE FORM OF DEDICATION OR CONSECRATION OF A CHURCH OR CHAPEL.
¶ While the Ministers and people are coming in, there shall be played an Organ Voluntary:
All being seated, the Minister appointed and People shall rise and repeat alternately the xxiv. Psalm, the Minister repeating one verse and the people another
HE earth is the Lord's, and all that therein is; the compass of the world, and they that dwell therein.
2 For he hath founded it upon the seas, and prepared it upon the floods.
3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall rise up in his holy place?
4 Even he that hath clean hands and a pure heart; and that hath not lift up his mind unto vanity, nor sworn to deceive his neighbor.
5 He shall receive the blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
6 This is the generation of them that seek him, even of them that seek thy face, O Jacob.
7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
8 Who is the King of glory? It is the Lord strong and mighty, even the Lord mighty in battle.
9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates: and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
10 Who is the King of glory? Even the Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory.
Then the people shall be seated and the Minister shall say : EARLY beloved in the Lord; forasmuch as devout and holy men, as well under the Law as under the Gospel, moved either by the express command of God, or by the secret inspiration of the blessed Spirit, and acting agreeably to their own reason and sense of the natural decency of things, have erected houses for the public worship of God, and separated them from all unhallowed, worldly and common uses, in order to fill men's minds with greater reverence for his glorious majesty, and affect their hearts with more devotion and humility in his service; which pious works have been approved of and graciously accepted by our heavenly Father: let us not doubt but that he will also favorably approve our godly purpose of setting apart this place in solemn manner, for the performance of the several offices of religious worship, and let us faithfully and devoutly beg his blessing on this our undertaking.
¶ Then the Minister shall say the following Prayer :
ETERNAL God, mighty in power, and of majesty incomprehensible, whom the heaven of heavens cannot contain, much less the walls of temples made with hands; and who yet hast been graciously pleased to promise thy especial presence, wherever two or three of thy faithful servants shall assemble in thy name; to offer up their praises and supplications unto thee; vouchsafe, O Lord, to be present with us, who are here gathered together with all humility and readiness of heart. to consecrate this place to the honor of thy great name; separating it henceforth from all unhallowed, ordinary, and common uses; and dedicating it to thy service, for reading thy holy word, for celebrating thy holy sacraments, for offering to thy glorious majesty the sacrifices of prayer and thanksgiving, and for the performance of all other holy offices: accept, O Lord, this service at our hands, and bless it with such success as may tend most to thy glory, and the furtherance of our happiness both temporal and spiritual; through Jesus Christ our blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen.
After this the Minister shall stand up, and shall say i
REGARD, O Lord, the supplications of thy servants, and grant that
whosoever shall be dedicated to thee in this house by baptism, may ever remain in the number of thy faithful children, Amen,
Grant, O Lord, that whosoever shall receive in this place the blessed sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ, may come to that holy ordinance with faith, charity, and true repentance: and being filled with thy grace and heavenly benediction, may, to their great and endless comfort, obtain remission of their sins, and all other benefits of his passion. Amen.
Grant, O Lord, that by thy holy word which shall be read and preached in this place, and by thy Holy Spirit grafting it inwardly in the heart, the hearers thereof may both perceive and know what things they ought to do, and may have power and strength to fulfil the same. Amen.
Grant, O Lord, that whosoever shall be joined together in this place In the holy estate of matrimony, may faithfully perform and keep the vow and covenant between them made, and may remain in perfect love together unto their lives' end. Amen.
Grant we beseech thee, blessed Lord, that whosoever shall draw near to thee in this place, to give thee thanks for the benefits which they have received at thy hands, to set forth thy most worthy praise, to confess their sins unto thee, and to ask such things as are requisite and necessary as well for the body as for the soul, may do it with such steadiness of faith, and with such seriousness, affection, and devotion of mind, that thou mayest accept their bounden duty and service, and vouchsafe to give whatever in thy infinite wisdom thou shalt see to be most expedient for them: all which we beg for Jesus Christ's sake, our most blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen.
Then the Minister shall say
LESSED be thy name, O Lord, that it hath pleased thee to put it into the hearts of thy servants to appropriate and devote this house to thy honor and worship; and grant that all who shall enjoy the benefit of this pious work, may show forth their thankfulness, by making a right use of it, to the glory of thy blessed name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
After this, the Minister appointed is to read the service for the day:
Psalm lxxxiv. Psalm cxxii. Psalm cxxxii.
1 Kings, chap. viii. verse 22 to verse 63. Heb. chap. x. verse 19 to verse 26.
Morning Prayer being ended, there shall be sung a hymn unannounced or a Psalm ending with the Gloria Patria.