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larly formed in that part of the western of the affairs of this spiritual society world upon the most ancient and prie' are those called Bishops, whose exermitive model: and application having cise of this sacred office being indebeen made for this purpose by the Rev. pendent on all lay powers, it follows of Dr. Samuel Seabury, presbyter in Con- consequence that their spiritual authonecticut, to the Right Rev. the Bishopsrity and jurisdiction cannot be affected of the Church in Scotland; the said by any lay deprivation. Bishops having taken this proposal Art. III.- They agree in declaring into their serious consideration, most that the Episcopal Church in Connecheartily concurred to promote and en- ticut is to be in full communion with the courage
the same, as far as lay in their Episcopal Church in Scotland, it being power, and accordingly began the pious their sincere resolution to put matters and good work recommended to them, on such a footing, as that the members by complying with the request of the of both Churches may with freedom clergy in Connecticut, and advancing and safety communicate with either, the said Dr. Samuel Seabury to the when their occasions call them from the high order of the episcopate; at the one country to the other: only taking same time earnestly praying that this care, when in Scotland, not to hold work of the Lord, thus happily begun, communion in sacred offices with those might prosper in his hands, till it should persons who, under the pretence of orplease the great and glorious Head of dination by an English or Irish Bithe Church to increase the number of shop, do or shall take upon them to ofBishops in America, and send forth ficiate as clergymen in any part of the more such labourers into that part of National Church of Scotland; and his harvest.
whom the Scottish Bishops cannot Animated with this pious hope, and help looking upon as schismatical inearnestly desirous to establish a bond truders, designed only to answer worldof peace and holy communion between ly purposes, and uncommissioned disthe two Churches, the Bishops of the turbers of the poor remains of that once Church in Scotland, whose names are flourishing Church, which both their under written, having had full and free predecessors and they have, under conference with Bishop Seabury, after many difficulties, laboured to preserve his consecration and advancement as
and uncorrupted to future ages. aforesaid, agreed with him on the fol- ART. IV.-With a view to this salu-: Jowing articles, which are to serve as a tary purpose, mentioned in the precedCONCORDATE, or Bond of UNION, ing article, they agree in desiring, that between the Catholic remainder of the there may be as near a conformity in ancient Church of Scotland, and the worship and discipline established benow rising Church in Connecricut:--- tween the two Churches, as is consist
ent with the different circumstances ARTICLE I. They agree in thank- and customs of nations; and in order fully receiving, and humbly and hearti-. to avoid any had effects that might ly embracing the whole doctrine of the otherwise arise from political differGospel, as revealed and set forth in the ences, they hereby express their earHoly Scriptures : and it is their earnest nest wish and firm intention to observe and united desire to maintain the ana- such prudent generality in their public logy of the common faith once delivered prayers, with respect to these points, as to the saints, and happily preserved in shall appear most agreeable to apostothe Church of Christ, through his Di- lic rules, and the practice of the primivine power and protection, who pro- tive Church, mised that the gates of hell should ART. V.-As the celebration of the never prevail against it.
Holy Eucharist, or the administration Art. II. They agree in believing of the sacrament of the body and blood this Church to be the mystical body of of Christ, is the principal bond of union Christ, of which he alone is the Head among Christians, as well as the most and Supreme Governor; and that un- solemn act of worship in the Christian der him the chief ministers or managers Church, the Bishops aforesaid agree in
desiring, that there may be as little va-: pure and upright in their intentions, riance here as possible. And, though they cannot but hope, that all whom it the Scottish Bishops are very far from may concern, will put the most fair and prescribing to their brethren in this candid construction on their conduct, matter, they cannot help ardently wish- and take no offence at their feeble but ing, that Bishop Seabury would endea- sincere endeavours to promote what vour all he can, consistently with peace they believe to be the cause of truth and prudence, to make the celebration and of the common salvation. of this venerable mystery conformable In testimony of their love to which, to the most primitive doctrine and prac- and in mutual good faith and confitice in that respect, which is the pat- dence, they have for themselves, and tern the Church of Scotland has copied their successors in office, cheerfully put after in her communion office, and their names and seals to these presents, which it has been the wish of some of, at Aberdeen, this fifteenth day of Nothe most eminent divines of the Church vember, in the year of our Lord, one of England that she also had more thousand seven hundred and eightyclosely followed, than she seems to four. have done, since she gave up her first re
Sic subscribitur, formed Liturgy used in the reign of (L. S.) ROBERT KILGOUR, Bp.& Primus.: King Edward VI.; between which and (L. S.) ARTHUR PETRIE, Bishop. the form used in the Church of Scot- L.S.) JOHN SKINNER, Bishop. land, there is no difference in any point, (l.s.) SAMUEL SEABURY, Bishop.* which the primitive Church reckoned essential to the right ministration of the Account of the first institution of MisHoly Eucharist. In this capital arti
sions in Switzerland, by the Rev. cle, therefore, of the Eucharistic ser
Theophilus Blumhardt, of Basle. vice, in which the Scottish Bishops so It is truly delightful to hear, and it carnestly wish for as much unity as is not less delightful to tell, what the possible, Bishop Seabury also agrees to Lord has done in our days for the fur-* take a serious view of the communion therance of his holy kingdom in the office recommended by them; and, if heathen world. I was so happy as to found agreeable to the genuine stand- hear, in the last two weeks, glorious ards of antiquity, to give his sanction things about the triumphs of the Gosto it, and, by gentle methods of argu- pel in the world. Your kindness will ment and persuasion, to endeavour, as permit me to give you a very imperfect they have done, to introduce it by de- and simple description of the exertions grees into practice, without the com- of the missionary spirit on the continent. pulsion of authority on the one side, or It was in the last calamitous war, in the prejudice of former custom on the
the year 1815, that the spirit of misother.
sions struck its first roots in the hearts Art.VI.-It is also hereby agreed and of some Christian friends at Basle, in
for the better answering Switzerland. In this eventful year, a the purposes of this Concordate, that Russian army encamped on one side of a brotherly fellowship be henceforth
our town; and, on the other side, the maintained between the Episcopal fortress of Hunigen began to pour out Churches in Scotland and Connecticut, a dreadful torrent of bombs against our and such a mutual intercourse of eccle- dwellings. In these sorrowful moments, siastic correspondence carried on, when the Lord of the elements sent a very opportunity offers, or necessity requires,
* As this is the copy of the Concordate in as may tend to the support and edifica
possession of the Bishops of the Church of tion of both Churches.
Scotland, the signature of Bishop Seabury is Art. VII.-- The Bishops aforesaid properly pat last; but we presume that 19 the do hereby jointly declare, in the most Seabury signed first, and the Scottish Bishops solemn manner, that in the whole of
lašt ; this interchangeable mode of signature be. this transaction they have nothing else . ing customary in all agreements between equal in view but the glory of God, and the parties: [The signatures in the original copy
brought over by Bishop Seabury, are in the good of his Church; and being thus same order as printed above.--Ed. C. J.]
violent east wind, which had
a wonder- tish brethren, which gave the first holy ful effect on the fire of the enemy. stimulus to our minds in forwarding The bombs were exhausted in the air, this philanthropic work of God; and it before they could reach our homes, was the constant assistance and encouzwithout injury to any life of the inha- ragement of the Church Missionary bitants. While the fire of the fortress Society, which led us to mature and enwas, in this remarkable manner, large our plans: and now the eyes of the quenched by the wind of God, a holy Christian continent are fixed on the flame of missionary zeal was kindled wonderful triumphs of your
Christian in the hearts of some Christian friends. liberality. Go, then, forward with the They resolved to establish a missionary banner of Christian love-we shall seminary, as a monument of this most follow you. May the Lord himself esremarkable salvation of our town; and tablish the work of your hands; and to train up a number of pious teachers make his people in England the praise for the instruction ef the keathen and of the Churches of Christ throughout Mahomedan tribes, who were sent from this world! the interior of Asia to be our deliverers.
The first beginnings of this institution resembled the grain of mustard Death of Ann Boleyn and Catharine seed; but the Lord gave his blessing to
Howard. From Bayley's Antiquithe work.
ties of the Tower. In the first year, 1816, we had only Since my writing to you, on Sunday a few rooms, inhabited by a small num- last, says an eye-witness of this catasber of missionary scholars—in the sixth trophe, I see the quene and the lady year, the blessing of God enabled our Rotchford suffer within the Tower the committee to build a missionary col- day following, whos sowles, I doubt lege. In the first year, we had an in- not, be with God, for thay made the come of little more than £50-in the moost godly and Christian's end that sixth year, the blessing of our Lord in- ever was hard tell of, I thinke, sins the creased it to about £5,000. In the world's creation, uttering thayer lively first year, our society consisted only of faith in the blode of Christe onely, with a small number of Christian friends at wonderful pacience and constancye to Basle-by the sixth year, more than the death, and with goodly works and forty auxiliary societies had been esta- stedfast countenances they desyred áll blished in Switzerland, in Germany, Christen people to take regard unto and among the Protestants of France, thayer worthy and just punishment with to support this work of our God. In death for thayer offences, and agenst the first year, a very small number of God hainously, from thayer youth upChristian friends met together in our ward, in breaking all his commandmonthly prayer meetingsmand, now, ments; and agenst the king's royall the grace of the Lord has opened, in majesty very daungeriously: wherfør, many parts of the continent, cathedrals, thay being justly condempned, as thay and churches, and halls, to the heaven- sayed, by the lawes of the realme and ly influence of the missionary spirit. parlement, to dye, required the people, This is the work of our gracious God, 1 say, to take example at them, for and unto him alone be all the praise, amendement of thayer ungodly lyves, and the glory, for ever and ever! and gladly to obey the king in all .. You will permit me to observe, that things; for whose preservation thay some of our most distinguished Uni- did hartely pray, and willed all people versities in Germany have proved to so to do, comending thayer sowles to be the principal means in the hand of God, and earnestly calling for mercy God, of spreading the graces of the upon him; whom, continues the writer, missionary spirit over the Church of I besiech to geve us grace with suche Christ in Germany, and of raising up faith, hope, and charite, at our departthe vigorous life of the Gospel in the ing owt of this miserable world, to hearts of thousands of my countrymen. come to the fruytion of his godhead in
It was the noble example of our Bri- joy everlasting.
Paraphrase of St. Matthew,,vi: 28, 29. Safe from the reach of every ill, ? When the great Hebrew king did almost strain From every earthly foe secure; The wondrous treasures of his wealth and brain,
His God shall guard his pillow still, His royal southern guest to entertain :
And free his soul from thoughts impures: Though she on silver floors did tread, If sickness sore or fell disease With bright Assyrian carpets on them spread
Should heave the sigh or draw the tear, . To hide the metal's poverty
His God shall every storm appease, Though she looked up to roots of gold,
And smooth his couch with tender care. And nought around her could behold
Heal, heal my Soul, my bounteous God
Thy endless mercies, Lord! impart,
To one who sinks beneath the load
Of sins that wound his conscious heart: Though Ophir's starry stones met every where “When shall he die? my foes exelaim,
As swell their hearts with vain delight, Though she herself, and her gay host were drest “Perish!" they cry, his boasted name, With all the shining glories of the East “Doorned be the wretch to endless night." When lavish art her costly work had done, Lo! now with impious malice fraught,
The honour and the prize of bravery The artful tale they gladly frame; Was by the Garden from the Palace won ; Destiuction rules their every thought, And every Rose and Lily there did stand
Nor will distress their pity clain : Better attired by Nature's hand:
No more, my Soul! on man depend, The case thus judg'd against the king we see
No more believe the Flatterer's face;
Disdains affection's warm embrace!
E'en he who shared my lowly roof,
Smiled as my friend, and brake'my breally Who is this mighty Hero, who?
With impious scorn now stands aloof, With glories round his head, and terror in his
Or proudly rears his taunting head! . brow?
But thou, o God, assistance lend! From Bozrah, lo! he comes; a scarlet dye
Restore me to Thyself again,
By this I know that thou'rt my friend,
Because my foes' attempts are vain!
In triumph shall the righteous live, And honour in his looks and habit wear's:
Sustained by thy Almighty hand, How strong he treads, how stately does he go! And, round thy heavenly Throne, survive Pompous and solemn is his pace,
The servants of thy high command: And full of majesty, as is his face.
Then choirs of Angels shall delight, Who is this mighty Hero, who?
When Time be past, these strains to sing, "Tis I, who to my promise faithful stand;
Blest be the Lord of power and might!
Oh! blest be Israel's Lord and King!
On Sunday, the 11th day of August,
held an ordination in St.John's Chapel, My angelic guards stood trembling by, New-York, and admitted Messrs. WilBut durst not venture nigh;
liam S. Irving, Levi S. Ives, and Thomas In vain too from my Father did I look For help my Father me forsook.
K. Peck, to the holy order of Deacons. Amazed I was to see
Morning prayer was conducted by the How all deserted me:
Rev. Dr. Harris, and an appropriate I took my fury for my sole support, And with my single arm the conquest won.
sermon preached by the Bishop. Loud acclamations filled all heaven's court; On Sunday, the 9th day of June, The hymoing guards above
1822, at Worthington, Ohio, the Right Strain'd ló a higher pitch of joy and love, The great Jehovah praised, and his victorious Rev. Bishop Chase admitted Mr. John Son.
Hall, of Astabula county, and Mr. NORRIS. Rufus Murray, of Norwalk, Huron
county, to the holy order of Deacons, Paraphrase of Psalm xli. and confirmed several persons. On the Blest is the man whose heart can share
following Wednesday, the Rev. Ezra The woes which others' breasts assail; Who makes his brother's wants his care,
B. Kellog was admitted to the holy orNor heedless hears the poor man's tale ; der of Priests, in St. Paul's Church, When by affliction's load oppressid,
Lemuel B. Hull, and William Jarvis, Borne by bis all sustaining aid.
late of the General Theological Seminary, were admitted to the holy order of the Rev. Mr. Reid on this occasion, of Deacons, the one on the 4th, and the who is now in his 75th year, and who other on the 7th of August, by the Right is the oldest clergyman in the diocess, Rev. Bishop Brownell. On the 11th his venerable appearance, and pious of the same month, John M. Garfield, · life, induced the brethren present to A. B. was also ordained Deacon, by the pay him that respect which was due to same Bishop.
his age and character. After dinner, On Tuesday, the 17th day of Sep- at Judge Kilgour's, they resolved, in tember, 1822, the new church, erected testimony of their respect, to request in the village of Rockville, Montgomery the Bishop to present to him their county, Maryland, was consecrated, great gratification in meeting him on agreeably to the forms of the Episcopal this solemn occasion, and their sincere Church, to the service of Almighty regret that the infirmities of his age preGod, by the name of Christ Church, vented him from taking the part in the (of which the Rev. Thomas G. Alen, exercises of the day to which his long of Rockville, is rector,) by the Right standing in the ministry entitled him. Rev. Bishop Kemp. Morning prayer Wishing him all the consolation which, was conducted by the Rev. William as a faithful labourer in the vineyard Hawley, of Washington city, the de- of our Lord, he could desire, and all claration of consecration was read by the blessedness of a devout servant of the Rev. Mr. Weller, and an appro- the Lord Jesus, and that, when his priate sermon delivered by the Bishop. earthly pilgrimage should be terminatIn addition to the gentlemen above ed, he might be received into mansions named, the following clergymen were of everlasting rest, they bid him an afpresent on the occasion :- The Rev. fectionate farewell. Mr. Reid, of Montgomery; the Rev. Mr. Johns, of Fredericktown; the Rev. Mr. M'Ilvaine, of Georgetown; the
To our Subscribers. Rev. Mr. Tyng, of Georgetown; and The printing of the present number the Rev. Mr. Armstrong, rector of Zion of the Christian Journal had been Church, Montgomery. After the ser- 'commenced, when the alarm of maligmon, the Bishop administered the rite nant fever made it necessary for the of confirmation to about 20 persons. Publishers to abandon their store and The congregation was large, respect- printing-office, and to suspend the busiable, and very attentive during the ness of their establishment. The whole of the exercises. From the zeal friends and patrons of the Journal will and activity manifested by the Rev. unquestionably receive this as an amMr. Allen, and the members of his con- ple apology for the interruption of its gregation, we cherish the pleasing hope regular course : and that the course that much good will be done in that may be resumed in its regular order, place for the great cause of our Re- the Publishers intend to issue one numdeemer, and the salvation of many who ber for the three succeeding months of have been engaged in this good work. the present year, containing an equal The building is a neat brick edifice, quantity of matter with three separate and well adapted to the purposes for numbers, and to appear some time in which it is designed; and the members December. The number for January, of the Church in that place deserve 1823, will be published as near the much commendation for the exertions first of that month as may be found which they have made to promote the practicable; and the following numprosperity of the Episcopal Church, bers may be expected on or about the and advance the great interests of the first of each month. Redeemer's Kingdom. The presence Nov. 1822.
Errata.--In the July number of the Christian Journaly page 196, first column, line 6, for "distribution, read destitution.
In the present number, page 258, 22 column, first line, for “pretention for reprobate,” reak preterition for reprobation.