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The Doctrines And Discipline Of The Methodist Episcopal Church

byMethodist Episcopal Church

Paperback | January 9, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1840. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. THE FORM AND MANNER OF MAKING AND ORDAINING OF BISHOPS, ELDERS, AND DEACONS. SECTION I. The Form and Manner of making of Deacons. [When the day appointed by the bishop is come, there shall be a sermon or exhortation, declaring the duty and office of such as come to be admitted deacons.] After which, one of the elders shall present unto the bishop the persons to be ordained deacons, and their names being read aloud, the bisliop shall say unto the people :-- Brethren, if there be any of you who knoweth any impediment or crime in any of these persons presented to be ordained deacons, for the which he ought not to be admitted to that office, let him come forth in the name of God, and show what the crime or impediment is. [If any crime or impediment be objected, the bishop shall surcease from ordaining that person, until such time as the party accused shall be found clear of that crime.] Then shall be read the following collect and epistle:-- The Collect. Almighty God, who by thy Divine Providence hast appointed divers orders of ministers in thy Church, and didst inspire thy apostles to choose into the order of deacons thy first martyr, St. Stephen, with others: mercifully behold these thy servants, now called to the like office and administration; replenish them so with the truth of thy doctrine, and adorn them with 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 the edification of thy Church, through the merits of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, now and for ever. Amen. The Epistle. 1 Tim. iii, 8-13. Likewise must the deacons be grave, not double tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre; holding the mystery ...
Title:The Doctrines And Discipline Of The Methodist Episcopal ChurchFormat:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217580645

ISBN - 13:9780217580649