Life of the Rt. Rev. John Henry Hobart, Bishop of New York

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General Protestant Episcopal S. School Union, and Church Book Society, 1859 - 120 pagina's
 

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Pagina 54 - It is a subject of congratulation that our Church has resumed the labours, which for a long period before the revolutionary war, the Society in England, for Propagating the Gospel in Foreign Parts, directed to the religious instruction of the Indian tribes. Those labours were not wholly unsuccessful ; for on my recent visit to the Oneidas I saw an aged Mohawk, who firm in the faith of the Gospel, and adorning his profession by an exemplary life, is indebted, under the Divine blessing, for his Christian...
Pagina 94 - The chamber where the good man meets his fate Is privileged beyond the common walk Of virtuous life, quite in the verge of Heaven.
Pagina 57 - ... of receiving an education to prepare him for the ministry among his countrymen. I trust that means will be devised for accomplishing his wishes. We ought never to forget, that the salvation of the Gospel is designed for all the human race ; and that the same mercy which applies comfort to our wounded consciences, the same grace which purifies and soothes our corrupt and troubled hearts, and the same hope of immortality which fills us with peace and joy, can exert their benign and celestial influence...
Pagina 50 - Williams among us, a great ligltt has risen upon us : we see now that the Christian religion is intended for the good of the Indians as well as the white people ; we see it, and do feel it, that the religion of the Gospel will make us happy in this and in the world to come. We now profess it outwardly, and we hope, by the grace of GOD, that some of us have embraced it inwardly. May it ever remain in our hearts, and we be enabled, by the Spirit of the eternal ONE, to practise the great duties which...
Pagina 56 - Assembled for worship; those who could read were furnished with books ; and they uttered the confessions of the liturgy, responded its supplications, and chanted its hymns of praise, with a reverence and fervor, which powerfully interested the feelings of those who witnessed the solemnity. They listened to my address to them, interpreted by Mr. Williams, with so much solicitous attention; they received the laying on of hands with such grateful humility: and participated of the symbols of their Saviour's...
Pagina 51 - We hope our brother will by no means be withdrawn from us. If this should take place, the cause of religion will die among us; immorality and wickedness will prevail. " Right Rev. Father, " As the head and father of the holy and apostolic Church in this state, we entreat you to take a special charge of us. We are ignorant, we are poor, and need your assistance. Come, venerable father, and visit your children, and warm their hearts by your presence, in the things which belong to their everlasting...
Pagina 117 - I had often seen in this saered place. I knew not their full hold on my heart until I was separated from them, and again united to them. I also see the revered and honoured Laymen, whom I have been and am proud to call my friends, to denominate them with an appellation that still more endears them to me.
Pagina 49 - We salute you in the name of the ever- adorable, ever-blessed, and everlasting sovereign Lord of the universe ; we acknowledge the great and almighty Being as our Creator, Preserver, and constant Benefactor. " Right Rev. Father, — We rejoice that we now, with one heart and mind, would express our gratitude and...
Pagina 53 - GOD'S word, he has pointed out to you. Freely you have received, you should freely give ; and being made partakers of the grace of GOD through JESUS CHRIST, you should be desirous that all your red brethren may enjoy the same precious gift. My Children, — It is my purpose, if the LORD will, to come and see you the next summer ; and I hope to find you as good Christians, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, and living righteously, soberly, and godly in the world.
Pagina 55 - Oneida chiefs, was licensed by me about two years since, as their lay reader, catechist, and schoolmaster. Educated in a different communion, he connected himself with our Church from conviction, and appears warmly attached to her doctrines, her apostolic ministry, and her worship. Soon after he commenced his labors among the Oneidas, the Pagan party solemnly professed the Christian faith. Mr. Williams repeatedly explained to them, in councils which they held for this purpose, the evidences of the...

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