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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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Religion in History: Conflict, Conversion and Coexistence

John Wolffe - Religion - 2004 - 335 pages
...his hands on the ordinances head, 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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The Extraordinary Black Book: An Exposition of Abuses in Church and State ...

John Wade - History - 2004 - 683 pages
...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...
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The Free Church of England: Introduction to an Anglican Tradition

John Fenwick - Religion - 2004 - 339 pages
...of hands instead of ' Take thou authority ..." be substituted 'We confirm the authority to execute the office and work of a Bishop in the Church of God, committed unto thee . . A29 Cridge's reply reveals that the problem had indeed occurred to him and...
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Holy Orders and Completeness of the Church

H. J. M. Turner - Church - 2005 - 150 pages
...already quoted. 29. Cf. p. 9. 30. In 1662 there was added here, 'for the Office and Work of a Priest in the Church of God, now committed unto thee by the Imposition of our hands'. 31. The collect for St Peter's Day, composed in 1549, has the petition, 'Make ... all Bishops and Pastors...
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Exploring Protestant Traditions: An Invitation to Theological Hospitality

W. David Buschart - Religion - 2009 - 373 pages
...Episcopal Book of Common Prayer instructs the presiding bishop at the ordination of a new bishop to pray, "Receive the Holy Ghost for the Office and Work of...God, now committed unto thee by the Imposition of our hands."2"5 Ramsey recognizes the importance both of the bishops and of the ecclesiological context...
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The Destruction of the Christian Tradition

Rama P. Coomaraswamy - Religion - 2006 - 439 pages
...us the spirite of feare, 351 but of power and loue and of sobernesse." This was altered in 1662 to: "Receive the Holy Ghost for the office and work of...God, now committed unto thee by the imposition of hands; In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost. And remember that thou stir up etc."...
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The Apostolic Succession and the Catholic Episcopate in the Christian Episcopal

Robert David Redmile - Religion - 2006 - 284 pages
...Ordering of Priests was altered to read: "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; whose sins thou dost retain, they are retained. And...
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Thinking about Faith: Speculative Theology

Tibor Horvath - Religion - 2006 - 380 pages
...episcopal consecration, after having changed "Take the Holy Ghost" to "Receive the Holy Ghost," the words "for the office and work of a Bishop in the Church of God" and to the priesthood, "for the office and work of priest in the Church of God" (Raynal, 1871, 101—2)...
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Ministers and Elders: The Birth of Presbyterianism

Steven Paas - Religion - 2007 - 195 pages
...authority of the office [to the minister]: 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 restrain, they are restrained....
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The Science of the Sacraments

C. W. Leadbeater - Religion - 2007 - 564 pages
...actual formula of consecration, which with her is as follows: Beceive the Holy Ghost, for the Offlce and Work of a Bishop in the Church of God, now committed unto theŽ by the Imposition of our hands; In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, amd of the Holy Ghost,...
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