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was surprised to find twenty or thirty Introductory Address to the TheologiPersians assembled, and listening with
cal Seminary. attention to one who was reading a On Monday evening, March 11th, book. They no sooner noticed the 1822, the Right Rev. Bishop Hobart de stranger than the book was laid aside livered, in Trinity Church, in this city, and concealed, and it was with some an address on occasion of the opening, difficulty that he could prevail on them under its new Constitution, of the to tell him what the book was. At last Theological Seminary of the Protestant they informed him that it was the New Episcopal Church in the United States Testament, and said that the reason of America. Evening Prayer was why they endeavoured to conceal it conducted by the Rev. James Milnor, was, that they were not allowed to D. D. Rector of St. George's Church, read it publicly.--Extract of a letter New-York. The congregation was from Dr. Henderson.
very crowded, and highly respectable. About twenty regular students, and four or five young gentlemen, who are
admitted, according to the statutes, to Ancient Busts and Statues.
attend a part of the instructions, were In, making an excavation recently at present, in appropriate seats; similar Warsaw, for the purpose of erecting a accommodations having been also prolibrary, forty busts in stone were dis- vided for the Trustees, Professors, and covered of the Kings of Poland and Clergy generally. Dukes of Lithuania. One of them, The impression made by the lucid, in the costume of the Order of the able, and eloquent address was cerGolden Fleece, appears to be the bust tainly a very strong one, and we hope of Sigismund III, who died in 1632. will prove lasting and operative. We There were also found 15 mythological are gratified to be able to anticipate the statues of a colossal size.
wide extension of this effect, by the appearance of the address in print.
Communication. The morning papers contained an We are informed that Bishop Ho: advertisement of Mr. George W. Tal- bart received yesterday a check_for bot, of this city, offering a reward of $ 2,000, from Eliakim Warren, Esq. two hundred and fifty dollars, to be of Troy, for the purpose of founding a paid on delivery of a pocket-book and scholarship in the Protestant Episcopal its contents, amounting to $ 45,000 in Theological Seminary of the United notes, acceptances, custom-house de- States. This example of Christian bentures, bank checks, and bank bills, munificence, it is to be hoped, will be lost yesterday, at the corner of Pine followed by many wealthy Episcoand William-streets. We have now palians in this city, as well as in other the pleasure to state, that an orphan parts of the United States.--New-York boy, in Henry-street, of Irish parent- Evening Post, March 21st, 1822. age, was the fortunate finder of the [The gentleman who made the pocket book, and that it was promptly abovementioned donation to the Theorestored to the owner this morning, logical Seminary has been long diswith its contents; upon which the sum tinguished for his pious liberality. The · of two hundred and fifty dollars was Episcopal congregation at Troy has immediately paid by Mr. Talbot, two often experienced the benefit of his hundred of which, is to be deposited in zealous and generous exertions, and the Savings Banks, for the benefit of his large and respectable family imitate the lad, and the remaining fifty dollars their venerable father in acts of pious appropriated for clothing the little fel- munificence, and have liberally sublow in that decent apparel in which scribed to the Theological School. If honesty should ever appear.- States, the disposition were equally prevalent. man, March 14th, 1822.
among Episcopalians to devote a por
tion of their wealth to the interests of was consecrated to the service of Althe Church, and particularly to the mighty God, by the Right Rev. Bishop promotion of theological education, White, assisted by several of the Episfunds could soon be procured adequate copal Clergy of Philadelphia, and in to the important objects. We have the presence of a crowded and respectprocured the following extract from able audience. The services of the octhe letter of the gentleman who trans- casion were solemn and interesting, and mitted to Bishop Hobart the donation the sermon, delivered by the Rev. of Mr. Warren. It contains remarks Samuel H. Turner, highly appropriate which are so just and impressive that and impressive. we presume to hope they will not be It must be peculiarly gratifying to without their effect.]
Episcopalians to see, in this part of our “Where are the numerous and city, a place of worship erected, in wealthy citizens of the city of New- which the holy services of religion are York, who are Churchmen? If they to be celebrated according to the usages would come forward and make a vi- of a Church venerable for her antiquigorous and united effort, and set an ex- ty, and conspicuous for the elevated ample, not only for the Churchmen in standing which she has so long occuthis State, but also for the Union, it pied among her sister churches in would, I am confident, produce a most Christendom. Present circumstances beneficial result. The city of New- authorize the expectation of success in York is powerful, and its citizens are the organization of an Episcopal conliberal, in almost every thing which gregation in this district, and in the tends to promote the prosperity of our consequent promotion of the interests country; and why should they be less of the Redeemer's kingdom. so towards an institution which, if The building is of brick, 65 feet supported, is calculated to give cha- long and 55 feet wide. Although not an racter and stability to our Church, elegant edifice, it is perfectly neat, and and to extend the blessings of the Gos- well adapted to its intended use. The pel throughout our land, in its pri- writer is informed that the erection of mitive purity ?”
this church is in no inconsiderable de
gree owing to the exertions and generoOrdination.
sity of the late Rev. Mr. Turner, and On Wednesday, March 6th, 1822, he avails himself of the present opporthe Right Rev. Bishop Hobart held an tunity, to pay to his memory that triOrdination in Trinity Church, in this bute of respect which his piety, his city, and admitted the Rev. William H. philanthropy, and his zeal in the exerDe Lancey, Deacon, Minister of St. cise of his profession, so justly merit. Thomas's Church, Mamaroneck, West The late Rev. Mr. Joseph Turner chester county, to the holy order of was a native of Devonshire, in EngPriests. Morning Prayer was conduct- land, and born in the year 1742. He ed by the Rev. William Berrian, and came to America somé considerable an appropriate exhortation delivered time before the Revolutionary War. by the Rev. Benjamin T. Onderdonk, Being naturally of a serious and conAssistant Ministers of Trinity Church. templative turn of mind, and raised by Mr. De Lancey has since been ap- the liberality of his uncle, Philip Hulpointed Assistant Minister to the Rector beart, Esq. above the necessity of any of Christ, St. Peter's, and St. James's professional exertions, he devoted a Churches, Philadelphia.
portion of his time to theological stu
dies, and soon after the introduction of From Poulson's (Philadelphia) American
the Episcopate into America, applied Daily Advertiser.
to Bishop White, the first Pennsylvania Consecration and Obituary Notice. Diocesan, for admission to holy orders.
On Thursday morning, January 17th, The uniform correctness of his con1822, Trinity Church, in Catharine, duct, and the unfeigned piety of his between Second and Third-streets, in life, rendered his application successthe district of Southwark, Philadelphia, ful, and he was accordingly ordained
with joy,” was the natural
a Deacon in 1791, and a Priest in the several members of the different ves following year. He was called to the tries in the city, attended on the ocean rectorship of St. Martin's Church, atsion, which was rendered very solemn Marcus Hook, which he retained and impressive by an appropriate serabout 25 years. During a part of that vice, performed by the Bishop, and an time he acted as Assistant Minister in address by the Rev. Mr. Lyell, the the Swedish Episcopal Church, under Rector of the Church. The site is in the superintendance of the Rev. Nicho- Anthony-street, facing the north wing las Collin, D.D. Declining health of the New-York Hospital; an airy, and fatigue, arising from the distance desirable, and commodious spot. The of his residence from his flock, obliged edifice, we understand, is to be built in him to relinquish his charge a few the Gothic style, of rough stone, and in years before his decease.
He died on extent 90 by 65 feet. the 26th of July, 1821, after a short The state of the old building in Ambut severe illness, which he sustained street has become such as to render with exemplary Christian resignation necessary very extensive repairs. The and fortitude, looking forward with site, however, being an inconvenient eagerness and holy hope to his eman and unpleasant one, the parish have cipation from the fetters of mortality, resolved to undertake rebuilding in a and his admission to the promised joy very eligible situation, and in a style of his Lord. He was buried in the highly creditable to their taste and church-yard of St. Paul's, of which liberality; and this entirely upon their church he and his family were members, own responsibility, a fact which, in the and in which he frequently officiated. estimation of those acquainted with the
That this faithful and diligent dis- history of the Church in this city, renciple of Christ should thus “ finish his ders this a peculiarly praiseworthy in
stance of pious zeal and enterprize. sequence of that simplicity and purity We sincerely hope that it will be imiof conduct which adorned his charac- tated. There can be no doubt that at ter. Unambitious of popular applause, least 3 or 4 new Episcopal churches in and regulating bis deportment by the this city, judiciously located, would be influence of that leading Christian vir- immediately supplied with congregatue, humility, he kept the noiseless tions. And such is the demand for tenor of his way,” in the constant exer- seats, that if they were erected with a cise of that faith and practice, which duly proportioned regard to economy, he so earnestly recommended to others. convenience, and taste, it is almost cerConfiding in the sacred assurances, tain, that the cost would be defrayed, that “he who winneth souls is wise,” or nearly so, by the sale of pews. and that they who turn many to right courses shall shine as the stars for Free Episcopal Church. ever," in conformity to the example of A CHURCH of this description is about his divine Master, “ he went about to be erected in the neighbourhood of doing good.” As a citizen, he dis- Corlaer's Hook, in this city; more charged all the relative duties, both particulars of which may be expected public and domestic, with the strictest in our Number for May. integrity and the tenderest attention, invariably exemplifying the character given by our blessed Saviour, of a pious
To Correspondents. Jew, “Behold an Israelite indeed, in Most of the matter for the present whom is no guile !"
number of the Christian Journal hay
ing been prepared before the receipt of New Church.
the third number of the Country ClerOn Saturday, the 30th of March,1822, gyman, that paper is unavoidably laid the corner stone of a new building, for over for the May number. the parish of Christ Church, in this Several other articles from our discity, was laid by the Right Rev. Bishop tant friends have been received, and Hobart. A number of the Clergy, and will appear in due course.
Lafeof Archbishop Sancroft; abridged in action, they are mixed with others of for the Christian Journal from a a less elevated character. But such Review of his Life, by Dr. D’Oyly, cannot have been the case in the inin the British Critic.
stance of Archbishop Sancroft, and (Continued from page 101,and concluded.) here all personal and worldly considera.
those who took the part which he did: On the subject of the oaths them- tions, even their views and feelings on selves, Dr. D'Oyly writes thus; and the great questions of the Church and the feelings whích he expresses are
State which were concerned, tended to those which will arise in every candid sway them in a direction opposite to mind, whatever may be its opinion as that which they took; and the motive, to the legality of their imposition, when which overpowered all these considerait carefully weighs the peculiarities of tions usually so strong, could only be the situation in which the non-jurors of the highest and the holiest characfound themselves involved.
ter--a sincere, unmixed, conscientious “The case of all the prelates, and regard to the oath they had taken, a others, who scrupled respecting the feeling of the sinfulness of violating it, new oath, excited much commiseration, and a firm résolution to adhere to it, in with the greater part of the nation. It spite of the worst worldly consequences was peculiarly matter of deep regret that might befal them." with all, that one so respected for his Among the various expedients which public and private virtues as Archbi- were suggested for saving the prelates shop Sancroft, and so endeared to the from the penalty of deprivation, that whole nation by his firmness and by which would have empowered the king his sufferings in a cause which was pe
to tender the oath at his pleasure, and culiarly their own, should now be in have attached the penalty only to a redanger of being deprived of that sta- fusal to take it when thus tendered, tion which he had filled with so much seems to us to be the least objectionable. credit and advantage to the Church and Experience has shown that these to himself. But, besides the general were wise suggestions; and perhaps it character of these prelates, the very would have been better for the country, scruples which they now felt, and un as undoubtedly it would have been der which they acted, presented a more creditable to the new administrastrong additional claim for respect with tion, had they been adopted. But it all considerate persons, even amongst must be confessed, that it is by no those who were most opposed to the means certain, whether, even thus, the line of conduct which they took. So services of the non-juring prelates and solemn and so sacred is the obligation clergy could have been preserved to of an oath in the judgment of every re- the Church. flecting mind, that errors committed on The conduct of Archbishop Santhe side of a scrupulous adherence to croft, from the date of his deprivation it, must ever be honoured and respected to his final ejection from Lambeth, is by the wise and good. In many cases
one of the least pleasing pages in his where human conduct is to be judged history. To see such a man lingering of, there is room for difference of opi- in the station which he had chosen, nion respecting the motives which are upon conscientious principles, to forat work, and in the generality of cases feit; to behold him clinging to the temwhere motives of the highest nature are poralities of an office, when he felt hina VOL. VI.
self unable to discharge its important as not only their consciences, but their spiritual duties; and, after magnani- interests were deeply involved in the mously choosing to suffer Tor conscience return of James, it is not surprising sake, weakly refusing to permit his that some should have been implicated successor to occupy the mansion of the in endeavours to effect it; and that the see, until he was removed by a legal whole party should be accused of the process, is an unseemly sight.
offence. The only justification which candour As Sancroft carried his scruples so far can suggest for such conduct is this as to object to praying for King William that he felt himself bound to show, that and Queen Mary, it was not to be severe he was forcibly expelled from his Epis- ly imputed to him, that he constantly copal authority. But, surely this would officiated bimself at home, as he says, have been sufficiently evident from all “ secundum usum Lambethanum," and the notorious circumstances of his case, “ gave the holy sacrament to those only even if he had quietly retired, without of his own persuasion and practice.
17 adopting measures calculated to harass But, when he went so far, as not to his successor; at the same time that suffer the Vicar of Fresingfield, or any they reflected discredit upon himself, other, not even his own chaplains, and lessened that general admiration of when they were with him, so much as his disinterested integrity which would to say grace when he ate; this was a otherwise have followed him in his re- symptom of that unhappy bias by tirement. But, however we may lament which his mind now began to be this as a blemish in his character, his powerfully affected. That the schism, subsequent conduct in retirement, (if of which he was the leader, has not we except the worst error of his life, been permanent; that while it existed his encouragement of the non-juring it did not materiasly injure the Church; schism,) amply redeemed it. When he and that, at last, it quietly died away, had once quitted Lambeth, and all its may, we think, be imputed, under dignities and duties, we do not find Providence, to the discreet forbearance him indulging in weak and fond la of the Church herself. It is, indeed, a mentations over his fallen fortunes, or singular fact in the history of ecclesiin the expression of angry feelings to- astical divisions, that, for a century, a wards the powers which had removed body of Protestant Episcopalians him from his high station ; but sub- should have remained in this country mitting with cheerful resignation to the separate from, and in hostility to the lot which he had chosen ; in firm con established Church; and that they viction that he had decided rightly, re should have carefully preserved their ferring all to Providence; and looking Episcopal succession, their peculiar forward with humble, yet confident form of worship and discipline, and hope, to another world, for the reward yet have attracted so little attention of his integrity. There is a vein of that many were ignorant of tlieir exgood-humoured pleasantry running istence. It is indeed known, that through the letters which have been many very able and learned Englislı preserved from his correspondence at divines were non-jurors; and the this trying period, which proves that names of Hickes and Leslie, to menhis mind was at ease; and that he tion no others, wil long shed a lustre could contemplate his change of condi- round their cause. But few are aware tion without querulousness, and descend of the steps that were taken to proto all its comparatively petty and trif- vide for a regular succession of nonling employments, without any sense of juring prelates and ministers; few are weariness or disgust
. It appears, that informed, how long that succession was many jealousies were at this time en- kept up, how lofty were its pretentertained of the non-jurors; as indeed sions; and how great the evil which, was natural. For those who had re at one time, it threatened. fused to swear allegiance to the new “Of the particular reasons," says government, could not be supposed ad- the biographer, “which induced Archverse to the restoration of the old; and, bishop Sancroft to concur in this mca: