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" Receive the Holy Ghost [for the office and work of a priest in the Church of God, now committed unto Thee by the imposition of our hands.] Whose sins thou dost forgive, they are forgiven ; and whose sins thou dost retain, they are retained. "
History of the Church in Burlington, New Jersey: Comprising the Facts and ... - Page 691
by George Morgan Hills - 1876 - 739 pages
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The Latter-Day Saints' Millennial Star, Volume 70

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - 1908
...bishop, when laying his hands upon him, say: "Receive the Holy Ghost for the office and work of a priest in the Church of God now committed unto thee by the imposition of our hands. Whose sins thou dost forgive, they are forgiven; and whose sins thou dost retain, they are retained?"...
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The Encyclopaedia Britannica: Pay to Ree

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1911
...the words, " Receive the Holy Ghost," these words were added " for the Office and Work of a Pnest (or Bishop) in the Church of God, now committed unto thee by the Imposition of our hands." (*) The ornaments rubric, regulating the vesture of fhc clergy was thrown into its present shape, referring...
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The Ordination of Women to the Priesthood: A Second Report, Volume 2

Church of England. House of Bishops, Church of England. General Synod - Religion - 1988 - 140 pages
...hands on the head of the ordinand he prays: Receive the Holy Ghost for the office and work of a Priest in the Church of God, now committed unto thee by the imposition of our hands. Whose sins thou dost forgive, they are forgiven; and whose sins thou dost retain, they are retained....
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Episcopal Ministry: The Report of the Archbishops' Group on the Episcopate, 1990

Church of England. Archbishops' Group on the Episcopate - Religion - 1990 - 354 pages
...kneeling priest under the hands of the archbishop and other bishops present, the responsibilities of the office and work of a bishop in the Church of God. 175. This was not wholly an uncontroversial element in the sixteenth century liturgy. There was an...
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For the Union of Evangelical Christendom: The Irony of the Reformed ...

Allen C. Guelzo - Religion - 2010
...episcopal hands on Cheney and uttered his own words of consecration, "Take thou authority to execute the office and work of a bishop in the church of God. . . ."*' The next morning, the reaction of the Episcopal press, and the newspapers sympathetic to the...
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Church and State in the Modern Age: A Documentary History

J. F. Maclear - Education - 1995 - 510 pages
...the name," &c. And the priesthood thus: "Receive the HOLY GHOST, for the office and work of a Priest, in the Church of GOD, now committed unto thee by the imposition of our hands. Whose sins thou dost forgive, they are forgiven; and whose sins thou dost retain, they are retained....
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The Process of Admission to Ordained Ministry: The first Lutheran, Reformed ...

J. F. Puglisi - Religion - 1996 - 227 pages
...pronounced during the imposition of hands: "Receive the Holy Ghost, for the Office, and iwrk of a Priest, in the Church of God, now committed unto thee by the imposition of our hands.'"-" There is no longer any doubt as to which order is meant. The bestowal of the Bible then follows, as...
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Visible Unity and the Ministry of Oversight: The Second Theological ...

Religion - 1997 - 367 pages
...that receiveth the Order of Priesthood; the receivers humbly kneeling upon their knees, and the Bishop saying, RECEIVE the Holy Ghost for the office and work of a Priest in the Church of God, now committed unto thee by the imposition of our hands. Whose sins thou...
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The Study of Anglicanism

John E. Booty, Stephen Sykes, Jonathan Knight - Religion - 1998 - 517 pages
...ordaining, finally, the imperative formula at the imposition of hands was also amended so that it now read: 'Receive the Holy Ghost, for the office and work of...imposition of our hands. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. And remember that thou stir up the grace of God which is given...
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The Study of Anglicanism

John E. Booty, Stephen Sykes, Jonathan Knight - Religion - 1998 - 517 pages
...conferred. At the revision of 1661/2, therefore, the words, 'for the office and work of a Priest/Bishop in the Church of God, now committed unto thee by the imposition of our hands', were inserted into them, in an attempt to remedy this alleged defect. THE THREEFOLD MINISTRY: BISHOPS...
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