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portant; and considerable change has Sunday~of his ascension and exalta been made in the arrangement, the tion in the chapter on the festival of style, and the matter. But his princi- the Ascension of the nature of the pal office was that of a compiler. The gifts and operations of the Holy Spirit, original work contains such a mass of in the chapter on the festival of Whitjudicious information on religious to Sunday and the important subject of pics, and displays so eminently pri- the doctrine of the Trinity is discussed mitive principles and piety, that it has in the chapter on Trinity-Sunday. passed through above thirty editions in Repentance and faith, the Christian England-has uniformly been, and still virtues and duties, and the Christian continues the guide and companion of character and hopes, with the nature of the devout members of that Church in the Christian sacraments, are stated their religious inquiries and in their and explained in various parts of the devotions—and has obtained for its work. The Christian Church, its na: distinguished author the title of the ture, its ministry, and its powers, and “excellent Nelson.?' These circum- its unity, which are important subjects stances will authorize me to speak of religious instruction, are explained with confidence of its merits.

in a preliminary dissertation. And as It was stated that a course of religi- completing the course of religious inous instruction should exhibit a view of struction, this exhibition of Christian the evidences of the Christian religion. doctrine and duty is connected with In the Companion for the Festivals and the institutions of our own Church; all Fasts, this view is contained in a pre- which, and in particular the Liturgy, liminary treatise, in which are briefly are explained and vindicated, their discussed the evidences of the divine reasonableness and excellence pointed origin of Christianity, from prophecies, out and enforced. from miracles, from its intrinsic excel It would seem, then, that this volence, and from existing institutions lume, in connexion with the lectures commemorative of its miraculous facts. and examination upon it in the manner

This work contains also a reference proposed, will afford to young persons to all the passages of Scripture which and others a full course of religious inestablish Christian doctrine and duty. struction, embracing all the necessary And where they are not explained in constituents of religious knowledge. that work, they will be elucidated in And, therefore, we would suppose, the lectures ; so that in passing through that all those who are solicitous with the volume, all the essential parts of respect to their eternal salvation, and the Bible will be illustrated and ex who regard their advancement in plained. A systematic digest of the Christian truth as of the highest modoctrines and duties of the Gospel is ment, will not hesitate to avail themcontained in this work. Thus, the şelves of a plan which promises thiş truths that relate to the first and second inestimable advantage. coming of our Lord, and to the cer III. From its being, however, im. tainty and the manner of the final perfectly understood, or from other judgment, are exhibited in the chapter causes, some doubts and objections to on the Sundays in Adyent—the sub- it may arise, which it will be proper to ject of the incarnation, in the chapter endeavour to remove and obviate. on the festival of the Annunciation - By some it may be considered as too of the birth of our Lord, of the excel- easy and simple. lence of his character, of his doctrine, in the book which it is proposed to of his precepts, and of his example, in study, controversial and systematic thethe chapter on the festival of the Na- ology is not indeed pursued to that tivity-of the nature of his sufferings, extent which would be necessary to and the doctrine of atonement, in constitute a well furnished divine--but the chapter on Good-Friday---of the there is sufficient religious information proofs and of the effects of his resurrec- to constitute an enlightened Christian ; tion, and particularly of our own re- and this is the peculiar object of religisurrection, in the chapter on Easter- ous instruction. There is no exercise

of the memory in recitations without a half. The examination will be acthe book. But the passages of Scripture complished probably in little more referred to and explained, and the re than half an hour. And the portions marks on Christian doctrine and duty, for examination will be so selected, as in order to be understood, will call for that two or three hours reading and atno inconsiderable exercise of the judg- tention in the course of the week will ment and attention. When we induce enable each person to understand them, a person so to read, examine, and study and readily to find the answers to the a book containing important informa- questions which may be asked. This tion, as to understand it, and to impress course of instruction, then, will require its contents on his mind, we think we four or five hours in the course of the have accomplished an important ob- week to be occupied with religious ject. According to the plan proposed, reading and exercises. When so many the Companion for the Festivals and days in the week are appropriated to Fasts must be so read and studied. worldly pursuits and enjoyments, and Religious knowledge must be the con to the attainment of secular knowledge, sequence. And where this effect is is there an individual, who reflects that produced, the more easy and simple he has an immortal spirit, which it is the mode, the greater its recommenda- bis duty to furnish and to nurture with tion.

divine truth, and thus to prepare for its The mode proposed may be con: final destiny, who will refuse to devote sidered by others as embarrassing. to this momentous object the very short

They conceive it would be painful portion of time which has been mento subject themselves to examinations, tioned? And will not all endeavour so and publicly to answer questions. But to regulate their worldly business, as to by the arrangements which may be spare from it the two or three hours on made by the different classes, these ex one day in the week which an attention aminations will be conducted only in to the lecture and the examination the presence of those wbo may asso will require ? ciate together for the purpose.

Were IV. The single consideration, then, questions, with which they were not on which I would urge this subject, is previously acquainted, asked, or an- the importance of religious knowledge swers expected memoriter even to to the salvation of the soul. questions previously furnished, this You must know the truths of salvation mode might occasion embarrassment to before you can receive them, and its dususceptible minds. But no answers ties before you can practise them. And from memory are required; no ques. in proportion as you understand these tions will be asked which are not pre- truths and duties in their nature, their viously furnished. The answers to proofs, and in all their exalted tendenthese questions may, after a perusal of cies and effects, will you feel their imthe portion of the Companion that portance, and be excited to carry them contains them, and a little attention, be with their renovating power into your readily found. And surely a very little hearts and lives. I might say that it is resolution will be necessary to read dishonourable to Christians to be igthem from the book. The texts of norant of the evidences and of the docScripture which are referred to, or trines and duties of that religion which quoted, will have been explained in the they profess, and which they value as previous lecture; and though the Cler- the best gift of God to man. I might gy will be ready to repeat these expla- urge that it is disgraceful for Churchmen nations if required, no questions will to be unable to answer the inquiries be asked on these texts of those who at which honest investigation may suggest tend.

concerning their Church, or to explain And surely it will not be said, that and defend its institutions when misunan attention to this course of instruction derstood, misrepresented, or assailed. will occupy too much time.

But there is another consideration paThe service and the lecture will pro- ramount to these, important as they bably never much exceed an hour and are. Religious knowledge is necessary

to make you wise unto salvation. The Paul's Church, Pendleton, and St. James's, means of attaining that knowledge are

Greenville, was admitted to the holy order of
Priests. Morning
service was performed

by the dow proffered to you. May you refuse Rev.John Jacob T'schudy, Rector of St. John's, them with impunity? May parents Berkeley, and the sermon preached by the and guardians, without fault

, neglect Rev. Joseph M. Gilbert, Rector of the church

on Edisto-Island. to urge their children and others to

At a special Ordination, held at the same avail themselves of them? My bre place, on Wednesday, March 27th, by the thren, there is no advantage which we

Right Rev. Bishop Bowen, Mr. Edward Phil. enjoy, nor no trust reposed with us, order of Deacons." Morning service was per

lips, of Charleston, was admitted to the holy for which we must not render an ac formed by the Rev. Dr. Gadsden, Rector of count. Remember, then, there will be St. Philip's Church, and the sermon preached

hy the Rev. Dr. Dalcho, Assistant Minister of a scrutiny at the last day, whether you St Michael's. have availed yourselves of the means On Sunday, the 24th of March, 1822, the of religious improvement which were Right Rev. Bishop Griswold, of the Eastern

Diocess, administered the apostolic rite of conplaced within your power.

firmation at St. Paul's Church, Boston, in the

afternoon, to twenty one persons; and at Christ Notice.

Church, in the eyening, to eight. The congregations of Trinity Church, and of St. Paul's and St. John's Chapels, are in

Convention of New-York. formed, that the lectures will be continued in St. We understand that the Secretary of the Paul's Chapel every Saturday afternoon, at four Convention of the Diocess of New-York has, o'clock. The subject of the next lecture will be by direction of the Bishop, sent a circular to some of the passages of Scripture referred to in the elergy and parishes of the same, informing the first third part of the preliminary instruc them that as, through inadvertence, the vote tions on the evidences of the Christian religion on the resolution altering the constitution by in the Companion for the Festivals and Fasts changing the time of meeting of the Convenof the Church. On the following Saturday, the tion from October to May, was taken in the 4th of May, the classes of young persons and

last Convention in the aggregate, and not by orethets will he examined on this portion in the ders, as required by the constitution; and as manner which has been stated. For this pur. the Bishop had submitted the case to his counpose the Rector, or one of the Assistant, Miniš. cil of advice, (the Standing Committee,)and ters, will attend in. Trinity Church, and St. they had unanimously declared their opinion Paul's, and in St. John's Chapels, at twelve that a meeting under the supposed alteration o'clock.. One class will attend in each of these would be unconstitutional, and advised the Bichurches at twelve o'clock;. another at one shop to give information accordingly to the o'clock; and, if necessary, another, at two clergy and parishes; and as the suid opinion o'clock, so that in succession there may be nine and advice appeared to the Bishop just and olasses separately examined in the three proper, the next Couvention of the Diocese churches. For the accommodation of those will be held, not in May, but on the third who cannot attend in the day, there will be ex Tuesday (the 15th) of October next. aminations separately held in the evenings of Saturday. While there will be a readiness on Anniversary of the Protestant Episcopal the part of the clergy to attend separately as

Sunday School Society. many classes as may be formed; and with this

The fifth anniversary of the New-York Proview to extend, if necessary, the hours of ex testant Episcopal Sunday School Society, comamination, it is desirable that those who avail prising the schools of 'I'rinity Church, of St. themselves of this course of instruction, should Paul's and St. John's Chapels, of Grace, Zion, arrange themselves in as few classes as they can St. Mark's, and St. Philip's Churches, was ce with convenience. It is requested also that the lebrated in St. Paul's Chapel, on Monday, April classification be made with as little delay as pos- 18th, 1822, at four o'clock P. M. sible, and that the clergy be furnished with the This was a most interesting celebration. Up« names of those who are to compose the re wards of 1300 male and female children belong spective classes, in order that the hours on

ing to these schools were assembled, and, with every Saturday at which they are to attend their respective Superintendents and Teachers, may be assigned. Each class will mention in occupied the ground floor of the chapel. A what church they are desirous of attending for large congregation of the friends of the instituexamination; and those who cannot attend in tion filled the galleries, which had been approthe day time, will also signity that circnmstance. priated for their accommodation. Evening Those who do not connect themselves with any Prayer was conducted by the Rev. George class, and will give in their names to the elergy, Weller, of Maryland, and an appropriate ade will have arrangements made for them. dress delivered by the Rev. George Upfold,

M. D. Rector of St. Luke's Church, New-York.

The scholars then united with the congregation Episcopal Acts.

in singing the 23d. Psalm. The interesting and At a special Ordination, held at St. Michaeřs impressive services were closed with some apChurch, Charleston, on Wednesday, the 20th propriate collects, and the benediction, by the of February, (Ash-Wednesday,) 1822, by the Right Rev. Bishop Hobart, the President of Miglit Rev. Dr. Bowen, Bishop of the Pro the Society festant Episcopal Church of South-Carolina, The appearance and deportment of the chilo *he Rev. Rodolphus Dickinson, Rector of St. dren on this cecasion were highly gratifying,

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and gave satisfactory evidence of the excellent Art. 6.—The anniversary meeting shall be system of discipline and government which is held at Trinity Church, Ulica, on the first maintained in these schools.

Monday in May, when the apnual report ot We beg leave to direct the attention of our the board of managers shall be presented, a readors to the interesting report of the Board copy of which shall be transmitted by the seof Managers, which will be found in the pre- cretary to the corresponding secretary of the sent number of our Journal.

parent spciety.

Art. 7.-No alteration strall be made to this At a meeting of the Board of Managers of constitution except by the concurrence of two the Protestant Episcopal Sunday School So. thirds of the members present at any meeting eiety, held in Trinity Church, on the evening of the association. of the 20th of April, 1822, the following resolution was adopted, and the Secretary requested The folowing persons were chosen to manage to communicate the same to the different Su- the affairs of the association for the present perintendents and Teachers of the schools of year: This Society

Directresses.-Mrs. James Cochrane, Mre, Resolved, That

the thanks of the Society Sarah B. Sanger, Mrs. Mary Devereaux. be presented to the Superintendents and Managers. Mrs. Hunt, Mrs. Kip, Mrs. Teacher's, male and female, of the schools of Lynch, Mrs. Bours, Mrs. J. Hackett, Mis this union, for their zealous and faithful ser S. Stafford, Mrs. Wells, Mrs. Hanilin, Mrs. vices during the past year.

Tryon; Miss M. Green, Miss Post, Miss Fel. The following gentlemen, with the Right lows. Treasurer: Mrs.Anthon; secretary, Miss Rev. Bishop Hobart, who is, ex-officio, the Pre- Corré. gident, are the officers of the Society, chosen A subscription list was then opened, and the at the same meeting, for the ensuing year : sum of $34 subscribed by those présent.

Henry Rogers, 1st Vice-President; Richard On motion, resolved, that an account of the Platt, 21 Vice-President, John Watts, jun. M. formation of this association, together with the D. 3d Vice-President ; William B. Clarkson, rector's address, the constitution, and names of Treasurer; Thomas N. Stanford, Secretary. the officers, be published in some of the weekly

of this village, and also in the Christian Utica Female Missionary Association.

Utica, March 19th, 1822.
A meeting of the females of the congrega-

Missionary Meeting at Boston. tion of Trinity Church, Uticaj was held at the On Monday evening, the 4th of February, church this afternoon, pursuant to previous no 1822, a meeting of the friends of the Church, tice, for the purpose of forming a missionary of both sexes, was held at the Marlborough association auxiliary to the New-York Protest Hotel, in this town, for the purpose of taking ant Episcopal Missionary Society.

measures to enable the Massachusetts EpiscoThe rector of the church being present, took pał Missionary Society to go. promptly inte the chair, and stated in an address the object of vigorous operation. The meeting was called at the meeting. The following constitution was the request of that society, and, although the then adopted:

weather was somewhat unfavourable, it was Constitution of the Female Missionary Asso well attended. After some discussion of the

ciation of Trinity Church, Utica. subject, votes were passed ekpressive of the imArt. 1.- This association shall be known by portance of the object in the opinion of those the name of the Female Missionary Associa

present. It was also voted that a subscription tion of Trinity Church, Utica, and shall be auxi

be opened to obtain funds for the society, and tiary to the New-York Protestant Episcopal

to request each church in the state to form an Missionary Society.

auxiliary society; and likewise to invite the

churches in Maine to unite with us. CommitArt. 2.-The object of this association shall be to collect funds for the support of missions; effect. On the 11th of March, an adjourned

tees were appointed to carry these votes into which funds, as soon as collected, shall be paid meeting was held at the same place, when the over to the treasurer of the society before subject was further discussed. At each meetmentioned. Art. 3.--Any person, by paying the sum of than $400 annually were subscribed. Further

ing, papers were circulated, and a little more fifty cents annually, may become a member of subscriptions have since been obtained by the this association; and, by paying five dollars at a time, a member for life; which life subscriptions

committee, the amount of which we are not shall be placed in the permanent fund of the

able at present to state.Gospel Advocate. New-York Protestant Episcopal Missionary Society. Art. 4.-The affairs of this association shall

Merited Tribute of Respect. be conducted by a first, second, and third di. Among the portraits lately presented to Corectress, secretary, treasurer, and twelve mana lumbia College, we have noticed with pleasure gers, who shall be chosen by ballot at the anni one of the late venerable Dr. Bowden. The stáversary meeting

tion he so long held and worthily filled in that inArt. 5.-The board of managers shall meet stitution, entitled his memory to this tribute of at least once in four months, at which time five respect, which must be doubled in value to his shall constitute a quorum for the transaction friends, by emanating from the attachment of of business; they shall have power to fill their his former pupils. own vacancies, and to call special meetings of The feelings which dictated this offering are the association. Special meetings of the board concisely expressed in the following inscription, may be called by any one of the directresses at engraved on a brass tablet attached to the frame the request of any iwo of its members. of the picture :

“ Ini Preceptoris Humanissimi Memoriam et Jersey, where he had spent the greatest por: Almæ Matris Honorem, ponendum curaverint, tion of his life. He had taken charge of the Gulian C. Verplanck, Jacobus Lenox,

church at Carlisle in the spring of the last year. Benj. T. Onderdonk, Ricardus Ray,

Yet short as the period of his labours was, in Henricus J. Anderson, Benjamin Moore,... that place, his amiable deportment, his refineSamuel Verplanck, Martinus Willet, jun. ment of manners, his talents as a preacher, and Johannes W. Francis, Samuel G. Raymond, his ferveut piety, had deeply rooted him in the Gulielmus Moore, jun. Georgius Jones, affections of his people. They will long cooThomas L. Wells, Gulielmus H. Minturn, tinue to fament the afflictive dispensation of Gulielmus Betts, Gulielmus 11. Heyer, Providence which removed from them a be: Gulielmus Berrian, Jacobus S. Rumsey, loved pastor, and deprived the Church of a mi. Edmundus N. Rogers, Johannes M'Vickar.” nister, whose heart was in her service to an ex.

In this notice it would be injustice not to men tent beyond the physical strength which nature tion the name and merits of the young artist by had bestowed upon him. But young as he was, whom it was executed; the same who painted in respect of years, when his earthly course the portrait of the late Dr. Bard for the Medi. was terminaled, he was evidently ripe for hea al College.

ven. Diffident and retiring in his manners to a Thomas M'Cleland is one of our native art. remarkable degree, he seemed scarcely formed ists, in the truest sense of the term, not only to withstand the rude tempests incident to an “ home born,” but “self instructed. His ta. earthly pilgrimage. And such was the natural lent has displayed itself at an early age, and modesty of his deportment and conversation, under many disadvantages, and aided by that that his intimate friends alone could become acpatronage which genius will ever gain when quainted with his real worth. In him was exunited with industry and character, now bids libited a rare instance of ardent piety in early fair lo rival the most successful of his country- youth. From the very dawnings of reason, he men, in that department of the fine arts in was peculiarly alive to the feelings of devotion. which alone we can claim an equality with our The fear of displeasing God, and a desire to ser transatlantic brethren.-New-York Evening cure his approbation, appeared to form his Post, April 4th, 1822.

earliest and strongest principles of moral action.

Even in childhood, his greatest delight was to Corner Stone of Christ Church. gather around him the members of the domestic In our number for April, p. 128, we gave an

circle, for performing offices of devotion, and account of the laying of the corner stone of the reading works of piety. new building for Christ Church, in Anthony

After the usual academical and theological street, in this city. The following is the inscrip- courses, he was admitted to the holy order of tion on the same:

Deacons in the spring of 1819, by the Right CHRIST CHURCH,

Rev. Bishop Crnes, of New-Jersey. His bodily

constitution being somewhat feeble, he engaged Built in Ann-street, A. D. 1793, for the summer months of that year to act as * The Rev. Joseph Pilmore, Rector ;

missionary to the vacant churches of the dioRebuilt, A. D. 1822,

cess in which he was ordained. During the The Rev. Thomas Lyell, A. M. Rector. more inclement season, he resided in his faIsrael Horsfield, Wardens.

ther's family, near Trenton, and officiated graWilliam Weyman, S

tuitously in various places as his health perThomas S. Townsend,

mitted. A part of the next year also was Drivid Rogers,

spent in a similar manner; and nearly two Richard Townsend,

months of the time gratuitously devoted to the Edward Hitchcock,

Church in Trenton, while the rector was ab

Vestrymen. Elijah Guion,

sent, as an agent for the theological seminary George Brown,

of the Protestant Episcopal Church. In the Oliver H. Taylor,

course of the last year, he accepted an invitaWilliam W. Chardavoyne,

tion to take charge of the church in Carlisle,

where he remained, faithfully discharging the Burrows & Dutch, and J. Depew-Builders. duties of his profession, and greatly beloved by

Laid by the Right Rev. John Henry Hobart, the people of his charge; until it pleased his D. D. Bishop of the Diocess.

heavenly Master to translate him to his Church

above. Within a cavity at the foot of the stone were deposited a Bible and Prayer Book, presented

Such is a brief sketch of the history of one by the Auxiliary New-York Bible and Common whose early departure from the earth has

drawn forth the tears of numerous and affecPrayer Book Society, Bishop Hobart's address concerning the Proiestant Episcopal Theologi- tionate friends. He was the eldest son of his cal Seminary, fifth annual report of the Americ parents, who both survive to mourn their loss; can Bible Society, with several other pamphlets,

their loss of a son, the first occasion of mournas also several manuscript writings, including ing for whom, was furnished by his death-And the address of thé rector, delivered on the occa though this circumstance strengthened the sion of laying the stone.

cords of their affection for him, yet it leaves
them a rich consolation ; for they mourn, not

as those without hope.
Obituary Notice.
Rev. GEORGE H. WOODRUFF.

Bishop Browneil's notice of the Family Died, on the 25th of March, 1822, at Car- Prayer Book--the Plan of a Free Church lisle, Pennsylvania, in the 25th year of his age, Conversations on Baptismal Regenerationthe Rev. George H. Woodruff, minister of the and sundry other articles prepared for this Protestant Episcopal Church in that place. number of the Christian Journal, are uirayoid

Mr. Woodruff was a native of Trenton, New, ably laid over to our next.

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