Church Law: Suggestions of the Law of the Protestant Episocpal Church in the United States of America

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A. H. Smythe, 1883 - 142 pagina's
 

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Pagina 64 - More especially, we pray for the good estate of the Catholic Church; that it may be so guided and governed by Thy good Spirit, that all who profess and call themselves Christians may be led into the way of truth, and hold the faith in unity of spirit, in the bond of peace, and in righteousness of life.
Pagina 106 - Holy Scripture and ancient authors, that from the Apostles' time there have been these orders of ministers in Christ's Church : Bishops, Priests, and Deacons. Which offices were evermore had in such reverend estimation, that no man might presume to execute any of them, except he were first called, tried, examined, and known to have such qualities as are requisite for the same ; and also by public prayer, with imposition of hands, were approved and admitted thereunto by lawful authority.
Pagina 106 - It is not lawful for any man to take upon him the office of public preaching, or ministering the Sacraments in the Congregation, before he be lawfully called, and sent to execute the same. And those we ought to judge lawfully called and sent, which be chosen and called to this work by men who have public authority given unto them in the Congregation, to call and send Ministers into the Lord's vineyard.
Pagina 33 - A Book of Common Prayer, Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, Articles of Religion, and a Form 'and Manner of Making, Ordaining, and Consecrating Bishops, Priests, and Deacons...
Pagina 106 - THE visible Church of Christ is a congregation of faithful men, in the which the pure Word of God is preached, and the Sacraments be duly ministered according to Christ's ordinance, in all those things that of necessity are requisite to the same.
Pagina 106 - It is evident unto all men, diligently reading Holy Scripture and ancient authors, that from the Apostles' time there have been these orders of ministers in Christ's Church: Bishops, Priests, and Deacons.
Pagina 79 - Moses' law was), but it is a religion to serve God, not in bondage of the figure or shadow but in the freedom of the Spirit, being content only with those ceremonies which do serve to a decent order and godly discipline and such as be apt to stir up the dull mind of man to the remembrance of his duty to God, by some notable and special signification whereby he might be edified.
Pagina 113 - Bishop, and other chief Ministers, who, according to the Canons of the Church, may have the charge and government over you ; following with a glad mind and will their godly admonitions, and submitting yourselves to their godly judgments?
Pagina 9 - Resolved, 6. That they are entitled to the benefit of such of the English statutes, as existed at the time of their colonization ; and which they have, by experience, respectively found to be applicable to their several local and other circumstances.
Pagina 8 - The common law of England is not to be taken in all respects to be that of America. Our ancestors brought with them its general principles, and claimed it as their birthright ; but they brought with them and adopted only that portion which was applicable to their situation.

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