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given of the Communion, and according to the Rubric after the Church | ledged, and the very important point which at one time was Militant prayer, “When the Minister giveth warning for the celebration in some danger of being contested, that the Bishops should of the Holy Coinmunion . he shall read this exhortation following.” It appears to me that the have the right of separate voting and a veto, is conceded. It epithet " high ” has no sanction from the Rubric, and, though perhaps is of the deepest importance that the poor, weakened in itself not very material, cannot legally be used. It appears from the Church should be so constituted that the Faith may not be evidence that at different times notices were given that the feasts of St. subject to the whim of a powerful and wealthy laity, as is Leonard, St. Martin, and St. Britius would be observed. The Rubric, after the Nicene Creed, directs that "the Curate shall declare unto the generally the case where the voluntary system prevails, and we people what holy-days or fasting days are in the week following to be are most thankful to observe that some measure of indepenobserved.” Mr. Purchas is not charged with having violated the law by dence is apparently preserved to the Clergy, as the Bishops are in omitting to give notice of these holy-days or fasting days, but by having all cases to be the judges in the Ecclesiastical Courts. Except given notice of holy-days which the Church has not directed to be in the Appeal Court, it is proposed to set three laymen observed. I think the holy-days which are directed to be observed are those which are to be found after the Preface of the Prayer Book, under with the two Archbishops and senior Bishop as the judges, the head of " A Table of all the Feasts that are to be observed in the and this we cannot but consider fraught with danger. Had Church of England throughout the year.” The feast of St. Leonard, it been proposed that certain learned legal advisers should sit St. Martin, and St. Britius are not among these; I therefore think the notices of them were improper, and I must admonish Mr. Purchas to
as assessors, it would probably have been a valuable sugabstain from giving such notices for the future.
gestion, and one able to both sides, but we fail to perThis is my judgment upon the particular charges brought against the ceive any sound reason for laymen sitting as judges of Church defendant; but I cannot conclude it without once again referring to the doctrine. They certainly do not with us show well in that Martin v. Mackonochie I said :—“Before I proceed to consider the capacity, for though Sir R. Phillimore in his judgment in the greater question, whether they are ceremonies forbidden by the Eccle- St. Albans' case tivo years ago, laid down a thoroughly siastical Law of England, and more especially by that part of it which sound principle for the interpretation of our Church's rules
, he consists of the provisions of the Prayer Book and the Statute of Uni- no sooner proceeded to decide the case before him than he formity, I think it right to draw attention to the judgment of the departed utterly from the rule he had enunciated. In the Church Universal, and especially of that pure and Apostolic Branch of it established in this realm,' upon the general subject of ceremonies. cases of Messrs. Wix and Purchas he has followed the same And from that judgment it will
, I think, appear that an essential course, and adopted the Radical Protestant notion of the distinction is drawn between those which are, from their origin, immu- Rubrics in the Prayer Book, with the Canons, being capable table, and those which it is competent to the proper authorities to mould of acceptance as containing a full guide to lawful Ritual. according to the varying necessities and exigencies of each particular Church."-(p. 136).
Whatever Sir R. Phillimore's Judgment may be to the High I then cited various authorities upon this point, and I added:-"I Church party, it is evidently very distasteful to Puritans. In have thought it expedient to recite the foregoing authorities upon nature of Rites and Ceremonies, in order to fortify my position, that the their present state of decay and decomposition, they have questions now pending before me in no way affect the relations of the enough energy left to exclaim against the ruling of the Judge Church of England to the Church Catholic, but have reference solely to as regards vestments, birettas, holy water, wafer bread, and matters of detail and order in her ministrations, which every indepen- the mixed chalice. And so once again they appeal to Cæsar. dent Church has at all times claimed and exercised.”—(p. 146).
I have deemed it well to repeat this language upon the present What may be the result of that appeal no one can tell, for occasion, because I think that the proposition which it embodies would, the principles on which Privy Council Judgments have been if temperately and impartially considered, tend to prevent the litigation hitherto founded are, to say the least, both eclectic and eccenand allay the discord which is at the present moment distracting the tric. Sir Robert, in the present Judgment, was evidently energies and weakening the authority of our Church.
Now with respect to the question of costs, I shall condemn the defen- hampered by this consideration. He has, however, acquitted dant in the cost of all those charges which have been substantiated himself both with dignity and acumen ; and his Judgment is against him, and as the defendant has not appeared I shall make an order a valuable contribution towards the settlement of the question, as to the costs of those charges which the promoter has failed to sub- which some think pressingly needed. For ourselves we are stantiate. The course which the Registrar will probably think it proper to pursue
not of these, because at present the subject is only beginning will be to tax the Promoter's whole costs of suit, and subsequently to to be rightly understood. In an appeal to the Privy Council deduct from that sum such a proportion as he may think fairly repre- it will be impossible to ignore the principles already laid down. sents the costs of the unsubstantiated charges. It will probably be found If so, the points conceded in Mr. Purchas' favour, by Sir R. a case in which a very close estimate cannot be made ; and considerable Phillimore, must at least be conceded then. All these perdis tion, subject to the revision of the Court, must be left to the secutions by the Puritan sect tend to open ren's eyes to its Registrar.
rotten state. Furthermore, the public prints familiarize the people with the principles and terms of Catholic practicean unmistakeable gain. A large section of the Church is
steadily rising in Catholic sentiment. The full fruition of LONDON, FEBRUARY 9, 1870.
our legal rights cannot be long delayed, either by the Church
Association, the Record, or the Devil. Amen.
If our readers will refer to page 62 of Dr. Lee's “Paper
on Ecclesiastical Vestments they will find there a reply With Parliament and Convocation both re-assembling, men
by anticipation to the recent judgment, so far as it rather look forward with anxiety than recall the past, and yet all subsidiary artieles of official dress. This appears by the
refers to the matter of stoles. The word vestment included since our last issue several matters of great moment to following extract from Nichols's Royal Wills, 1780:Churchmen have been prominently brought forward. The publication of the draft of an Act of Constitution for the melius quod habeo de panno velveto aureo, id est unam casulam cum
Item lego eidem Ecclesiæ unum vestimentum integrum rubei coloris Irish Church” by the Committee recommended at the late 2 dalmaticis, 3 albis, 3 amictis, 2 stolis, 3 manipulis, 2 torvaillis cum Lay Conference, is a most important document, and we are toto ornamento pro altare. From will of Thomas Beaufort, Duke of thankful to find, on the whole, gives hopes of the Church Exeter, ob. 1426. being reconstituted in a manner which may preserve to her
We trust, therefore, that the Clergy will be in no hurry to Bishops and Priests their legitimate authority in matters of change the old customs in deference to an opinion founded on doctrine. There is a decided acceptance of the doctrine and an evident misconception. practice of the Irish Church previous to her disestablishment. It is reported in high political circles in Dublin that Lord The Prayer Book, Ordinal, and Thirty-nine Articles, with the Spencer is likely to resign the Vice-Royalty, and Mr. Chichester Canonical Pooks of Holy Scripture, are all specifically acknow- Fortescue to succeed him as Lord Ravensdale. The features
The Church Herald.
of the Irish Land Bill are likely to be such as to indicate that A correspondent informs us, and we have every reason to believe the Mr. Bright has the honour of its paternity:
information to be correct, that proceedings are to be at once commenced The Bishop of Peterborough and Lord R. Montagu have disregard of the Rubrics
. The charges are rather numerous, but free
against a well-known ultra-Protestant Incumbent at Brighton for flagrant both been speaking plainly on the Education question. The from any trivial points of detail. falsity of the assumption made by the Secularists, that their scheme of Education is unsectarian, was well exposed by the
The well-known publisher, Mr. W. B. Kelly, Grafton-street, Dublin, latter speaker, as also the absurdity of supposing that if has undertaken to bring out a translation, by Professor Robertson, of religious teaching be left to voluntary effort it will not be Dr. Hergenrother's work, entitled “ Anti-Janus.” Dr. Hergenröther is
one of the ablest and most learned Divines of Catholic Germany. He is thereby withheld altogether from a large proportion of the children of the poor.
Professor of Canon Law and Ecclesiastical History at the University of
Würzburg. We are always careful not to speak evil of dignities, and are certainly not surprised that an Archbishop should hesitate to CONFIRMATION AT BASINGSTOKE.—PRESENTATION OF A play second fiddle to the English Church Union. But something PASTORAL STAFF TO THE BISHOP OF WINCHESTER. must be said respecting the recent conduct of the Archbishop
(From a Special Correspondent), of York on the visit of the Archbishop of Syra, and some- On Monday, January 31st, the Bishop of Winchester made his first thing which it is not pleasant to say of so high a dignitary official visit to Basingstoke, for the purpose of holding a special ConfirHis Grace's letters are not straightforward. It being fully mation for that parish. His Lordship left the Rectory for the Church, admitted that his Grace did not know the address in question attended by a procession in the following order :—the verger, four sidesto have emanated from the English Church Union, it was not men, four Churchwardens (all bearing their staves of office), the choir candid to express ignorance of the “nature” of the address an:l Clergy in surplices, the Bishop, preceded by the Curate of the when (as appears) ignorance only of its source was intended. parish carrying the pastoral staff, and followed by his Chaplain. In Nor was it candid in a reply to an objector to put the bene- passing from the west door to the chancel the first two portions of the diction pronounced by the Greek Archbishop on the footing 119th Psalm were chanted by the choir, after which the Bishop, being merely of a prayer, since all the parties concerned meant seated in a chair on the north side, his Chaplain, the Rev. E. Wilbermore by it than that, and the Archbishop of York must be force, read the Preface. The Bishop then addressed the candidates well aware of the fact. Of course the object of this misuse (about one hundred in number, including twenty from neighbouring of words is to bamboozle weak-minded Protestants. We parishes) in his usual style of fervid earnestness, which evidently produced disclaim such tactics altogether, and happily the Catholic the deepest impression upon the large congregation, as well as upon
those who were about to be confirmed.
The Church of England cause has no need of them.
The candidates were presented, acknowledges the orders of the Greek Church, and does not
two at a time, by the Clergy of their respective parishes, and were acknowledge those of the Protestant schismatics, and it is laying on of hands was performed. At the close of the Service the
received by the Bishop seated at the chancel step, in which position the merely disingenuous to endeavour to hide either the fact or its consequences.
Bishop gave the blessing, holding his pastoral staff, and then led the
procession in reversed order from the Church to the Rectory, the choir The resumption by Lord Cairns of the Conservative Leader- singing the hymn “O Paradise,” from “Hymns Ancient and Modern.” ship in the House of Lords, though it relieves the party from The pastoral staff already mentioned was presented to the Bishop a temporary difficulty, is, we think, much to be regretted. immediately before the Confirmation as the gift of fifty ladies in the Though a clever man, and in many respects an able lawyer, he Diocese. In presenting it the Vicar, on behalf of the donors, said that has never cleared his mind from a hazy sort of Orange Pro- they did not desire it to be regarded merely as a token of personal testantism, which effectually prevents his taking up a line of esteem, since the gift was wholly insufficient for that purpose, and since policy likely to obtain for him the aid of Tory Catholics. also they could not pretend to represent the ladies of the Diocese, of Throughout the Irish Church debates he was ever redolent of whom there were hundreds who would gladly take part in any act Belfast Presbyterianism. He has never shown in his speeches wish was that, being advanced to a See of higher dignity, he should not
which could be regarded as a tribute to the Bishop's worth. Their only that he rises above the notion of Conservatism being a clog to be without a mark of his rank which he had been accustomed to bear the Democratic chariot wheel. Our Leader should be one who in his former Diocese. The Bishop in very few words replied that, while recognises the Divine origin of authority.
well assured of the kindly feeling which accompinied the gift, he was Mr. Gladstone made a shuffling reply to the deputation from glad to accept it officially rather than personally, as an evidence of the the Emigration League which the Duke of Manchester intro- esteem in which his high office was held. The staff is of ebony, with duced to him, on Thursday, with some forcible remarks massive silver mountings, the crook silver, engraved and parcel-gilt, respecting the duty of Government to provide for the starving enriched with gold filagree, and profusedly set with amethysts, carpoor. The reply was very much what one would expect from a buncles, turquoises, and other jewels. The arms of the See are enamelled man who thinks he can separate statesmanship from Chris
at the junction of the crook with the staff. Messrs. Hart of Wychtianity. It had Lord Palmerston's shuffling without the street were the makers. humour which enabled him to avoid promising anything. Happily there are numerous indications that “All the Talents”
Original Poetry. are aware they cannot go on long together.
“And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name : In the Hospital for Convalescents, which is about to be
him they compelled to bear His Cross.” established on Portsdown Hill in southern Hampshire, there
O happy fate, O glorious part, will, we hear, be special provision made for the reception of
Compellid Thy cross to bear; those Clergymen who may desire a change of air and tem
To take Thy burden on himself,
Thy load of pain to share. ness to Wymering and Purbrook Churches will, we do not
O that some fate like this might bow, doubt, render it a great benefit to many a poor sick Priest.
And draw our hearts to Thee,
Thy cross to bear, and not, as now, It is, we understand, proposed to hold very shortly, in London,
Thy pain and grief to flee. a meeting of those who desire in any way the Reunion of
Stretch forth Thine arm, Thou Lord of Love, Christendom. The object ought to commend itself to every
Thy love our souls inflame, Christian heart. We hope to be able next week to announce
With sweet compulsion draw our hearts, where and when it will be held.
To bear Thy cross and shame.
J. P. L.
PREFERMENTS AND APPOINTMENTS.
An Association, called the “Church Song Union,” has been formed in The Rev. E. Cockey, to the Rectory of Fryerning, Essex.
London for the development of musical knowledge among members of The Rev. J. Dobie, to the Vicarage of Wheelock, Cheshire.
Church congregations. In connection with the Association a Service The Rev. C. W. Edmonstone, to the Incumbency of Curzon Chapel, Mayfair. will be held on the 23rd inst. at the Church of St. John the Evangelist, The Hon. and Rev. E. O. Glyn, to the Senior Curacy of St. George's Church,
“A Nottinghamshire Lady” suggests in the John Bull that the ladies Tofts, Norfolk. The R A. P. Holme, Great Yarmouth, to the Rectory of Tattenhall, Cheshire.
of the Diocese of London should present their Diocesan with a D.D. hood. The Rev. S. J. Johnson, to the Rectory of Upton-IIelions, Devon.
She says-“I was quite worried to-day at seeing our old Diocesan--the The C. G. Lane, to the Rectory of Little Gaddesden, Berkhampstead.
Primate for the day-alone (with one exception) of the consecrating The Rev. C. H. Legard, to the Vicarage of Boynton. The Rev. S. Linton, to the Vicarage of Holy Trinity, Oxford.
Bishops without this really handsome addition to the sombre Episcopal The Rev. G. R. Mackarness, to be Chaplain to the Lord Bishop of Oxford.
dress. The Rev. B. E. Metcalie, to the Vicarage of Ferry Frystine, otherwise Water
Tho.John Bull states that in the private Chapel of Risehɔlme Palace, Frystone. The Rev. J. A. Morris, to the Vicarage of Belton, Isle of Axholmo.
the Archbishop of Syra being present, the Bishop of Lincoln read the The Rev. T. Tolining, to the Perpetual Curacy of Exton-cum-Newland, Second Lesson in Modern Greek from the English Bible, and that the Lancashire.
Nicene Creed was said in Greek, the “Filioque" being omitted. The
Sunday officiated at the Greek Church, Higher Broughton.
The assertion seems a startling one, but it is said to be susceptible of The Rev. A. T. Wood, to the Rectory of Widmerport.
proof, that every Sunday evening there are more men and women in the London public-houses than in all the London Churches and Chapels; if
so, what a wide field of Missionary exertion do these places present.--Home and Foreign Church News.
Record.—[We would commend this assertion to the attention of the
Church Association with its enormous funds of £50,000 lying idle.] The Ritual Commissioners sat three times last week.
One work which is confidently predicated will be a result of the labours The Bishop of Oxford will be enthroned in his Cathedral on the 15th inst. of the Council is the entire re-modelling of the Congregation of the It is said that the announcement of the appointment of the Rev. A.
Index. The Holy Father desires that the Hierarchy of each country Willis to be Bishop of Madagascar is somewhat premature.
should be the immediate judge of its publications, and it is expected
that each Diocese will have a committee for the examination of books, Lord Lilford has contributed 1,0007. towards the restoration of Leigh from which there would be an appeal to the central Congregation of the Church.
Index in Rome.- Westminster Gazette. Mr. Perry, Her Majesty's late Inspector of Prisons, has left Dr. Colenso The Bishop Hamilton's Memorial Fund Committee have resolved to a legacy of £2,000.
proceed at once with the architectural restoration of the choir of SalisA movement has been set on foot at Godmanchester to have the Church) bury Cathedral, in pursuance of the recommendation of Mr. Gilbert bells put in proper ringing order.
Scott, the architect. This portion of the work will cost about 4,2007. The The Record is not at all satisfied with the recent judgments, and says entail an outlay of something like 15,0001. The subscriptions, however,
whole of the works contemplated as a memorial to the late Bishop will they must be appealed against to a calmer as well as a better informed tribunal.
up to the present time only amount to 8,1281. The English Churchman says, that by the death of the Bishop of Kil
The Archbishop of York writes, in reference to the report that he was
“present when a report from a society called the English Church Union more the income of his See, 6,0001. a-year, “will be stolen by the Infidel
was presented” to the Archbishop of Syra—" The address was described State.”
to me as an address of welcome from some in habitants of York, and At the Election of the Bishop-Designate of Manchester the Honorary until I read your report I did not know that it came from any society, as Canons petitioned to be admitted to the Chapter in order to vote in the it was presented, and not read. If I had been informed of the nature the Election, but the request was not complied with.
of the address, I should not have been able to take part in the presen
tation." The Bishop of Bath and Wells
was entertained at a grand dejeuner by the Mayor and Corporation of Bath on Thursday, when an address of The Rev. Prebendary Stooks, who has been nominated to the Vicarage welcome was presented to him. His Lorship made a suitable reply. of Holy Trinity, Brompton, in the room of the Rev. Dr. Irons, presented
The Record says that " Processions with crosses, crucifixes, banners, by the Crown to the Rectory of Wadingham, Lincolnshire, was for some music, aud consecrated candles have all been swept away by Dr. Philli- years Secretary to the Lonaon Diocesan Church Building Society, and more's Judgment as so much rubbish.”
was presented to the Prebendal Stall of St. Pancras, St. Paul's
Cathedral, by Bishop Tait, in 1863. Mr. Stooks is a sound Churchmar, The Festival of the Purification was well observed at All Saints', and the parishioners of Brompton may be congratulated on the choice Lambeth, and an excellent Sermon on “Religion in its Homely Aspects, of a successor to Dr. Irons. was preached by Dr. Littledale.
At a Unitarian social gathering in the Sheffield Cutlers' Hall, the The offertory at St. John's, Bathwick, amounted for the year 1869 to Rev. J. L. Short (chairman) took courage from the recent appointment £691 as against £475 in the previous year. The Church only holds 340 of Dr. Temple to Exeter, adding, whether Dr. Temple were aware of persons. In addition to this the congregation has raised £2,700 towards it or not the grand principle for which he was contending, and the magenlarging the building, the cost of which will amount to £5,000. nificent truths which he was uttering almost every time he addressed the
Notice of appeal against the Judgment of the Dean of Arches in the public, were about as nearly related to those which they were associated Purchas Case has been given by the Church Association. They have to promote as anything bearing a relationship or cousinship could be.” not yet got all they want. Three or four counter-prosecutions may (Applause). cause them to regret their zeal in appealing unto Cæsar.
A new East window has been placed in Christ Church, NewgateThe late Rev. John Law, Rector of Elvethám, Hants, has bequeathed street. The subject is appropriate in the Church of Christ's Hospital to the Parish of King's Cliffe, a legacy of 6221., the interest of which our Lord blessing little children. The chief figure is seen issuing from sum is to be expended on St. Thomas's Day, in clothing for the poor beneath a richly-ornamented gateway, on the sides of which appear in thereof.
niches six of the Cardinal virtues on the one side, Faith, Hope, The Archbishop of York has expressed his wish to hold a Church Charity; on the other, Justice, Fortitude, Chastity. In the mouldings
of the arch are medallions containing the heads of the four Evangelists. Conference at Doncaster. The Rural Dean, in a circular to the Clergy says-- His Grace would prefer that the Clergy of the Deanery should, On Sunday Father Ignatius preached at Store-street, on “Mary, the invite him to hold it, rather than that he should take the initiative." Mother of God." An evening contemporary states that, by way of
It is stated that in consequence of the small quantity of refreshments illustrating how absurd it is to abuse Roman Catholics for their treatallowed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer to the Ritual Commis
ment of the Blessed Virgin, he told the story of a R. C. Priest and a sioners, the Dean of Westminster allows them an unlimited supply of Presbyterian who were passing a picture of the Madonna. The Priest
took off his hat and bowed. “Why do you do that?" asked the Presby. tea, milk, and sugar at five o'clock.
terian, “she was no more than my mother.” “Very likely," answered The annual meeting of the Board of Management of the Bishop of the Priest, “but then see what a difference there is between the two London's Fund was held last Tuesday, the Bishop presiding. The Report sons !" shows the expenditure of the year to bave been £52,000, the receipts
Mr. Urquhart is very active in striving to obtain a hearing for his £42,000, and the working expenses £2,684.
cause, and has won the support of Lord Stanley of Alderley ; they have A “Nonconformist" complains in the Times the the Bishop of Syra obtained the signatures of twer Bishops, and the petition is almost was allowed to pronounce the Benediction in Greek in York Minster. It certain to find a place among the Postulata. It is undoubtedly a noble may be some comfort to the “Nonconformist ” to be informed that the scheme, to seek to re-establish Canon Law and make the Vicar of Christ Benediction was pronounced in the vestry of the Minster,
final arbitrator in international disputes; and one cannot but admire the sanguine chivalry of a man who, in view of the present phase of modern the coffins had entirely disappeared, with the exception of a piece of thought, can continue to battle resolutely in furtherance of an idea so oak on which it is supposed the coffins had rested. far removed above its aims.- Westminster Gazette.
The progress made in the construction of Cologne Cathedral during the The Parish Church of St. Nicholas, Fundenball. Norfolk, has been year 1869 was very satisfactory. The northern tower has reached a height reopened with special Choral Services after restoration. The Bishop of of 180 feet above the ground. The state of the southern part was so bad that the Diocese was the celebrant, and he also preached to a large congrega- a great deal of the masonry had to be removed ; 20 feet, however, have tion in the afternoon. There is a stone reredos, but much disfigured by been rebuilt. The scaffolding for 1870 is almost ready, and the stone baring in its several compartments the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, the Ten required has been purchased. The towers will now rise isolated above Commandments, and a somewhat singular selection of Scripture texts. the building. They are to be built to a height of 30 feet a-year, and in In repairing the north doorway a very ancient stoup was found which 1871 the third entablature will be reached where the octagonal lanterns has been preserved in its original position. The pulpit is in memory of begin. The restoration of the masonry is continually progressing, and, the Incumbent's wife, and bears an inscription to that effect.
according to the assurances of the architect, the Cathedral will be comOn the Festival of the Purification of the B.V.M. a Service, pleted in 1875 as far as the cruciform ornaments, should the subscripconsisting of a Celebratior, hymns, and a Sermon by the Rev. J. L. Galton, tions amount to 250,000 forins a-year, as they have lately done. The Vicar of St. Sidwell's, Exeter, was held at St. Lawrence, Jewry. It interior of the Cathedral has been ornamented with stained glass winwas held at mid-day, and was in special connection with the Capetown dows and statues, though in this respect much remains to be done. Association, a meeting of the members being held in the vestry after- On the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul the Bishop of Carlisle wards. There was Evensong at eight and a Sermon by the Rev. E. consecrated a new Church in his Diocese, dedicated to the B.V.M. Glover, late Warden of Kafir College, Capetown. The altar was vested Hith rto the parishioners have been without a Church, and have worwith a richly-worked white frontal, and upon the super-altar stood the shipped in one of the naves of the Cathedral. At a few minutes before Cross, surmounted with eight magnificent bouquets of white flowers. eleven a procession was formed, consisting of the choir, the Cathedral The Church was crowded in every corner, and the congregation juined Clergy, and the officiating Clergy in their surplices, the city Clergy, in most heartily in the Services, which, it is almost superfluous to add, were black gowns. Entering the Church by the west door the Bishop proadmirably rendered. The offertory amounted to about £40.
ceeded up the middle aisle intoning the appointed psalm, as •he did the On Sunday evening the Rev. Mr. Elliott, Curate of St. Chad's, Hagger- Cathedral choir ; but in the middle of the Communion Office the choir,
whole of the Service. The Service was choral, and rendered by the stone, preached a remarkably telling Sermon at All Saints', Lambeth, from some unexplained reason, abruptly left the Church, and thus the from the words of the Gospel, “while men slept.” He pointed out chief act of worship and thanksgiving was left to be read by the Bishop that if High Churchmen, or Ritualists as they were termed, had been more energetic and had not slept when at first the Church Association and those inembers of the congregation who were not too lazy to remain commenced their persecutions, but had commenced counter-prosecutions, to the end
of the Service. we should never have had their later exhibitions of State tyranny, for
On the Eve of the Purification of the B.V.M. the Bishop of Winthe “ Evangelicals” themselves would have declared it intolerable. He chester was present at the examination of the boys in Lambeth school, thought lay Churchmen should be ashamed of their apathy or cowardice and addressed the scholars. He remarked that youth was much more a in not at once bringing before the law courts some dozen notorious prophecy of the future than a history of the past. It was, to be sure, “Evanglicals” who every time ther officiate in their Churches set all to some extent a history, for if they had been able and careless that Rubrics and law at defiance.
would have come out in the examination. They would see in the boy A meeting of the General Committee of the National Society for Pro- what the man would be—whether he would be a strong fellow and fit to moting the Education of the Poor in the principles of the Established fight life's battle. Observing that the hearts of the pupils were there Church was held on Thursday at the Sanctuary, Westminster. After trained to feel for other people, the Bishop said if they were careless considering varions communications, which were submitted to them, the when young they would be selfish when they grew to be men, and a following resolution was unanimously agreed to by the Committee, selfish man was a terrible thing. He was like a brick that would not viz. :-* That on the eve of the introduction of a Bill into Parliament, by build in anyhow. He could neither be built into the family, or the Her Majesty's Government, for the promotion of Education, the Con- parish, or the country. It was want of selfishness that made the difmittee think it most befitting the position of the National Society to ference between a man and an ape. confine themselves to the expression of their desire to co-operate with The Church of St. Mary-the-Virgin, Burley-in-Wharfdale, has been the Government, whilst they reassert their conviction that religion is the restored and reopened, and a new chancel and vestry have been added. only true basis on which the education of the people of this country can To the liberality and activity of Mr. Hudson of Moorville, one of the rest."
Magistrates of the Riding, and Vicar's Warden, the parishioners are The Church of Womenswould has been restored and reopened. In indebted, not only for the success wh ch has attended the whole andercongection with the restoration a correspondent sends the following taking, but more especially for the improvements in the choir. Mr shocking particulars to the Church Times. The contractor claimed the Hudson has himself defrayed hitherto the expenses of organist and choirholy table which had been replaced by a new altar. It was afterwards teacher, and, with his co-Warden, sings with the choir, who now wear sold for 7s. 6d. to a beer-house keeper at Barfreston, where it was found surplices. A new clock and peal of bells will at once be put up in place by a neighbouring Rector, to whose ears the scandal hud been brought, of the clock destroyed by the late fire, and the one bell which perished that the Womenswould altar was serving for a beer table in the tap with the clock. According to the pastoral issued by the Vicar, there will The publican made him pay nearly a sovereign for it, and it was
be henceforward Daily Prayer at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., save on Thursday then consumed by fire. The contractor having heard of the awful sacri- and Saturday evening, when Service will be at seven o'clock. There will lege which had ensued, came forward and insisted on refunding the also, beside the Noon Celeł ration, be a Celebration every Sunday at money; but where was the Vicar of Womenswould, through whose gross 8 a.m., save on the last Sunday in each month. negligence such sacrilege was rendered possible?”
Bishop Trower writes to the Guardian in reference to his remarks on The Globe says :-" The Roman Catholic Archbishopric of Armagh his opposition to Dr. Temple's consecration to the Bishopric of Exeter, has now for some months been vacant by the death of Dr. Kieran. The and adds :-“It is my intention to support Archdeacon Denison's motion Roman Catholic Clergy of the Archdiocese returned as dignissimus to 'to exclude the Bishop of Exeter from the office of Vice-President of the Rome Dr. M Gettigan, who for fourteen years has been Roman Catholic Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. I do so with a full sense of Bishop of Raphoe, but we now learn from the Freeman's Journal that Dr. the many painful consequences of such a measure; but the office is a M‘Gattigan " has been excused by the Holy Father from acceptance of trust, involving no little influence in the Mission to the heathen of fit it.”. It has long been thought probable that Dr. Russell, the President Ministers of the Gospel of Christ. If it were a question of what is of Maynooth, would be selected by the Pope for the vacant Primacy, and called High or Low Church, I should not vote. But the question involved as he is a very able man and an excellent scholar his appointment would in • Essays and Reviews' (as Bishop Thirlwall says) is this Is there give general satisfaction. But Cardinal Cullen is now at Rome, and will any longer a religion ?' and as I believe that any writer in that book who Do doubt be able to obtain the vacant Archbishopric for whatever Prelate has not expressed his horror at it and his penitence for having aided in he deems most fitted to promote the interests of the Roman Catholic its circulation was disqualified for the office of a Bishop, so I could not Church in Ireland."
be a party to intrusting him in any greater degree than is already inevitThe Cathedral of Dromore was founded by St. Coleman about the year influence in the management of our greatest Missionary Society.”
able with the selection and Mission of Clergymen, or with personal a.D. 500. It was destroyed in the rebellion of 1641. In 1661 it was rebuilt by the celebrated Jeremy Taylor, when the See of Dromore was A point which at present engages the General Congregation, is the held by him in commendam with the united Sees of Down and Connor. extension of the Roman Breviary to those odd parts of Christendom The Communion plate was a present from his wife Joanna, and is still where it is not yet used, and the introduction of the word - Roman into used for Celebrations in Dromore Cathedral. Four Bishops are every document and on every occasion when it can possibly be applied. interred in the vault under the chancel (which was built by Bishop If our readers will refer to Dr. Lingard's Catechism, they will find Taylor when he rebuilt the Church in 1661), viz. Jeremy ylor, ob. therein a distinct injunction to the faithful to call themselves • Catholics,' 1667; George Rust, ob. 1670; Essex Digby, ob. 1683 ; and Capel Wise- and not “Roman Catholics ;" and the explanation is added that the man, ob. 1695. A few days ago this vault was opened in the course of latter phrase implies what is not true—that men may be Catholics, and making some alterations consequent on building a memorial chancel to yet not in communion with the See of Rome. One would have thought Bishop Taylor ; the remains of the Bishops were found, but the wood of l that such a decision based on such an argument, would have been flatter
ing enough to the Papacy. But-other times, other manners. Poor Dr. teaching to thousands, nearly every Catholic doctrine. Like the law o Lingard and his generation have passed away, and their views are old, it has been proved to be " a pedagogue” to bring men to the anathema to the present Ultramontane race. There are to be no English Church. We think individual Anglicans may be in invincible ignorance Catholics, no French Catholics, no American Catholics. They are one of the fact that they are out of the visible Church, and, if so, being in and all to be Roman Catholics.
good faith, the good works they are doing would be good works in them A petition, signed by some thirty Clergymen, has been presented to deserving grace, at least of, congruity. Hence, we thoroughly differ Mr. Gladstone, which the petitioners ask
the repeal of certain from our correspondent, who sees in Anglican Ministers nothing but disqualifications, and especially of those imposed by Horne Tooke's Act. persons who are " teaching heresy and doing the work of the devil.” We R-ferring to this the Pall Mall Gazette remarks :- The indelibility of hope he may review his opinion on the matter. Orders would not, strictly speaking, be affected. If a man receives a
Subjoined is the reply of the Archbishop of Syra to the address premysterious grace at his ordination of which no subsequent event can possibly deprive him, the proposed legislation would not imply any dis- sented to him by the York Branch of the E.C.U. The Bishop spoke in
German and it was interpreted by the Archbishop of York :-" I have belief in the fact. Parliament would simply consider the Clergyman in his quality of State official. It would provide proper regulatious for have so kindly said to me, and experiences strong and grateful emotions,
not understood your language, but my heart understands all that you securing the effective discharge of his duty, and prevent him from being and thanks you cordially. Everywhere since I have been in England I subject to improper political influence. If he chose to give up his place, have been much moved by the great sympathy that has been evinced he would be freed from these restrictions, and at the same time would towards my Church in my person, but this emotion is much stronger forfeit his right to promotion in his original line. A Clergyman would, here in York. therefore, be as free for all practical purposes as the member of any other Great, who went to the East and there overthrew idolatry and estab
From this city sprang the Emperor Constantine the profession. He would be bound by no irrevocable pledges of any kind. lished Christianity on the Imperial throne. He assembled the Council He is already free to become a lawyer or a physician, and he would in of Nicæa, and confirmed the true and Orthodox faith. He built the future be free to become a member of Parliament or an alderman, or, in greatest city in the East, which up to this time bears his name. In the short, to do anything that anybody else may do."
East he died, and his memory is hallowed among us for ever. His In reply to an address the Archbishop of York has thus expressed his mother, the sainted Helena, was born, as it is said, in this city. She views on the Athanasian Creed :-"I beg to acknowledge the receipt of a
also went to the East, and did much for the Charch through her great memorial which you have forwarded to me, praying for some measure piety. She erected in Palestine and elsewhere beautiful Churches to the of relief in the use of the Athanasian Creed. I am struck by the fact honour of our Saviour. She died in the East, and her memory, too, is that the signatures to this memorial include some of the most respected hallowed by us for ever. Is that not a sufficient ground for binding the names amongst the Clergy and Leity, and those drawn, not from any Greck Church to the Church of England, just as the naturalization of one school or class of opinion, but from every school. It is not, I think, Theodore of Tarsus unites us together? You will now give new life to difficult to understand the general reasons which bring so many persons this union through the honour that you have shown to me as repretogether upon a subject so important. Without going into the history sentative of the Greek Church, and through the love that your Archof our Creeds, which is familiar to all the memorialists, I will only say bishop, my brother in Christ, has shown to me in so hearty' a manner. that I should be prepared, for my own part, to consider a measure of May God bless this union, and make it ever stronger and stronger, till relief in the use of the Athapasian Creed. I find that many of those we all come in the unity of the Spirit to one and the same mind in who value most highly that venerable document, as a true expression of Christ.” the great doctrines of our faith, are coming round to the opinion that the present state of the law, which makes the use of the Athanasian St. Michael and All Angels, Swanmore, Isle of Wight. The Rev. R. H. B.
On Sunday morning there was a large congregation at the Church of Creed imperative upon all Clergymen in all congregations, requires some modification. It would be premature to say what that modification away backward, and justice standeth afar off ; for truth has fallen in the
Wix preached from Isaiah lix. 14 and 15: “And judgment is turned ought to be, and what should be its limits. But weighty reasons unques- street, and equity cannot enter. Yea, truth faileth; and he that tionably exist for giving the matter the most serious consideration."
departeth from evil maketl. himself a prey, and the Lord saw iv, and it The new Bishop of Oxford has entered warmly into the work of His displeased Him that there was no judgment." These words formed part Diocese. Last Tuesday he took the chair at a meeting of the Diocesan of the first Lesson for the Morning Service, and the Preacher said he Societies, and was heartily welcomed. The Oxford Journal urges the could not regard it as merely a remarkable coincidence that it should be Bishop to organize Diocesan Synods :—“The laity--consisting of nine- so that, the first Sunday after the Judgment of the Dean of Arches in tenths of the nobility and upper classes of society, backed up by a large his case, a judgment which he regarded as unjust and unjustifiable. majority of the whole population-absolutely goes down before the Speaking of the Judgment, he said that if it affected matters of Catholic minority, and that a scattered minority of all sects; for, scattered as they faith, he should act in direct defiance of it, and take the consequences, are, they have an organization, an organization for destruction, while the whatever those consequences might be; but as it did not he intended to Church has none for defence. Once let every Diocese have its mixed obey it to the letter; but he should continue to use incense and lights, Synod or Conference, let the voice of the country-for it is the country leaving his opponents to take what course they thought desirable. They -be heard at periodical intervals through every vehicle of public infor- might indeed succeed in making the Establishment Protestant instead of mation, newspapers, reports, petitions, addresses, and we should see, as Catholic, as she now was, and they might, and no doubt would, suoceed in if by magic, a wholly different state of things arise. No Birmingham causing her to be disestablished. Mr. Wix concluded by pointing out that it Education League would unblushingly pronounce that the whole of our
was the duty of Churchmen not only to protest against the Protestantism noble system of parochial schools must be swept away, No small though which was endeavouring to uproot all that was Catholic in the Church of noisy, band of Radicals would announce that the days of the Establish- England, but to go on teaching the great Catholic truths more plainly ment are over. No Prime Minister, in the strength of his haughty will, and more decidedly than ever. What he propos d to adopt was what would venture to place on an Episcopal throne the very man whom Con- had never been condemned, and he hoped never would be. A lamp vocation and the mass of the Clergy had formally condemned. No would be burnt perpetually in the Sanctuary, and would be dressed factious opposition would be made in Parliament to the increase of the morning and night in accordance with the ordinance of God Himself, Episcopate and development of the Church's life in reformed Convoca- and incense would there be offered to Him at those times. Such use was tions, or improved ecclesiastical courts. Nor should we hear of such pot forbidden by the Judgment, and if any thought different, and he iniquitous movements as the destruction of the Church character of our believed it was possible they might, they could take such steps as they ancient Universities. Let us hope that the new Bishop will lose no time might be advised. in doing his part of this great work.
THE VATICAN COUNCIL AND ANGLICAN ORDERB.—The following letter We extract the following specimen of Roman Catholic “ Liberalismo we quote from the Church Review :-"Sir,--Allow me to state through from the R.C. Catholic Opinion :-A correspondent sends us the fol- your columns, for the information of the public, that no such Committee as lowing letter complaining of some paragraph from Catholic Opinion | the one referred to in your leading article of the 15th ult. has been appointed which was copied into the Rock under the heading—“ Romanist Sym- by the Vatican Council; consequently your remarks on the individual compathy with Ritualism." - In the paragraph referred to we had remarked position of the Sub-Committee are, to say the least, premature. It is that Dr. Lee, a well-known leader of the advanced Anglican School, was not the usual practice of grave deliber tive assemblies, certainly not of recovering from a severe illness, and we expressed a hope that his life general councils, to frame commissions with the express view of meeting might be preserved to continue his work. "On this, our correspondent contingencies which have not officially been brought to their rotice. writes :-" I beg to call your attention to the above paragraph, it seems Whenever proposals for reunion shall be made by the Anglican Chureh, likely to be greatly misunderstood. Dr. Lee is engaged in the devil's or by an any portion of it, such proposals will be courteously and fairly work, and spreading heresy and hatred to the Church of God. I think entertained; but I know, on the best authority, that as yet 'no such proyour remark needs some explanation” We confess that we do not see posal has been received, and consequently no Committee has been what requires explaining, unless our correspondent supposes that no appointed. The Committee alluded to in your columns evidently owes good works are possible out of the visible Church, and that by imputing its existence to the lively imagination of - Our Roman correspondents," good works to an Anglican, we imply that he is a member of the who, driven to despair by the persistent reticence of Bishops and Council visible Church. Of course Anglicans are out of the visible Church. officials, are compelled to substitute fiction for fact. I remain, Sir, No Catholic writer needs to enunciate such a truism. Yet we yours faithfully, HARTWELL D. GRISEELL.—24, Via Vittoria, Rome, Jan. think this Ritualistic movement a good work, since it has taught and is 29th, 1870,"