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The Archbishop consented, and the Consul, with all his countrymen, proceeded to the Orthodox Church, where the ceremony

took place. The Univers describes this act of Christian toleration and Some new studies on the Catacombs at Rome have been published.

fraternity as only a scandalous farce suited for the Carnival. Mr. B. Anningson, B.A., of Caius Colloge, Cambridge, has discovered

The Roman correspondent of the Deutsche Allgemeine Zeitung (Leipsic) a hitherto unnoticed muscle in the human body.

says the terrorism exercised by the Curia over the Bishops of the Oppo

sition has a comic as well as a tragic side. The Damocles' sword of Sulphur beds have been discovered in California, and the quantity imprisonment, it is true, hangs perpetually over such of the Eastern refined is increasing daily.

Fathers as are not submissive enough, and two of them are already conAccording to the Augsburger Zeitung, there is a prospect that a new fined in the prison of Santo-Uffizio. Other influences are brought to bear building will soon be erected for the University of Vienna.

on the rest of the Opposition, and the Holy Father is induced, on every A grand composition, entitled “Beethoven,” by Abbé Listz, is suitable and unsuitable occasion, to blame their policy, and to preise that announced for performance at the approaching Beethoven fêtes in

of their opponents. The writer adds :—"First, among the promoters of Weimar.

the agitation is Count Blome of Schleswig-Holstein, a late convert, who

from Rome pulls the wires of the Catholic clubs of Germany. Next The Society of Arts has announced that the Annual Conversazione of come Count Schonburg, who is also a new proselyte, and a Scotchman, the Members and their friends will take place at the South Kensington Urquhart, who, though a Protestant, prepared the new order of business Museum on Wednesday, the 4th May.

for the Council. He expects the salvation of the world from an alliance Dr. Dyer, of Philadelphia, has made a post-mortem examination of the of the Pope with the Padisha, a fact which seems less surprising when eyes of four executed criminals, and in each case be found a greater or

we remember that he for years considered Lord Palmerston an incarless fracture of the crystalline lens.

nation of the devil and the father of treason. Last, to complete the M. Martin records an instance in which the heart was on the right grotesque group, stands Lord Stanley of Alderley, who in England is side of the body. The subject was a child aged nine, and the heart had generally supposed to be a Mussulman, and who considers it his duty to during life been irregular in its action.

urge the Bishops to fulfil their supposed obligations to the Vicegerent of

Christ."
Mr. Disrael's new novel, “Lothair,” will be published on the 2nd of
May. It is reported that a proposal was made to the author of 10,0001, of Westminster read some

At a meeting of the Archeological Institute, on Friday last, the Dean and another offer of 4,0001. for its use in a periodical.

Observations on the Roman Sarcophagus lately discovered at Westminster.”

On removing the lid it In an entry in the Sleaford-Gild Account Book, of which we spoke was found to contain a skeleton, which had been distarbed. The inscriplast week, there is, under 1480, “ payd for the Ryitiuall of ye play for i tion showed that it was to the memory of Valerius Amandinus, by his the Ascencion, and the wrytyng of spechys, and payntyng of a garment sons Valerius. Superventor and Marcellus. This discovery raised the for God, iij. s. viij. d.”

important and interesting question of the Romans having occupied the

The conclusion was that Pedestrians by the Wye will learn with great regret that the Post- spot now known as Westminster. master General has applied to the local authorities for permission to at some time in the twelfth century perhaps the sarcophagus was brought erect a telegraph line along the road from St. Arvans to St. Briavels.

to Westminster, used a second time as a place of sepulture, and the lid Let us trust the ugly landscape-deforming wires may be buried and not then carved with the cross, but for whom was unknown. Instances of carried on posts, to the annoyance of those who love natural beauty second interments in Roman sarcophagi were not unusual in medieval That a Bill has been obtained to permit

the formation of a railway in times, of which some were cited. the Wye valley is also unpleasant news, the effect of which is mitigated The Pall Mall Gazette publishes the following account of the horribly by a certain degree of confidence in the sanity of those who may be profane transactions which go on in France :- Masses appear to have invited to find the money for such a speculation.-Atheneum.

become an element of commerce in France, like everything else, the The annual consumption of eggs in photography is nearly a million Priests even dealing with promises of Masses just as the commercial in the United States alone, while the number used on this side the world deals with promises to pay; and transactions of this kind are even Atlantic is probably at least three or four times as great. Hence it may brought before the tribunals. Thus, for instance, a certain Abbé Piquand be estimated that not less than five millions of inchoate fowls are

demanded of a M. Dousset payment of 13,050f. for 2,175 copies of a sacrificed every year in the production of photographic portraits - religious work that he had sold him, and 1,784f. for some engravings of Photographic News.

the same character. But M. Dousset answered that he was freed from this payment to the amount of 14,500f., as he had remitted to

the Abbé Piquand promises of masses signed by various priests, Miscellaneous.

and he offered the balance of 334f. The Abbé Piquand acknow

legded the remission of promissory Masses, but argued that he could M. de Banneville has left Paris for Rome with a note to the Council, not derive any profit from them, partly because it was impossible but its presentation will probably be deferred.

that the subscribers could perform such a quantity of Masses as

they had undertaken, and partly because their own transactions with The number of petitions on the education question has increased as M. Dousset were not yet settled. “And," added M. Piquand, “ as I do follows:-For extension of the present system, to 279, having 21,670 not see any means of forcing the Priests to perform Masses against signatures; for alteration in the Elementary Education Bill, to 2,409, their wishes, I propose to return to M. Dousset the promises against having. 297,881 signatures; and in favour of the Bill, to 163, bearing cash.” The Gazette des Tribunaux says that the Tribunal of Commerce 5,737 signatures.

decided that, having once accepted the promissary payments, the claimant It is reported by the Illustrated London News that a sarcophagus sup- M. Dousset had only to pay the balance.”

had pow no right to claim an exchange of them against cash, and that posed to have contained the veritable bones of Cissa, the founder of the Abbey at Abingdon, has recently been discovered in situ in the grounds It is noted in the City Article of the Times that with regard to the attached to the conventual buildings-few of which now remain. robbery recently attempted at the premises of Mr. Attenborough, Fleet

We tkae the following from the Madras Athenæum :-“An ex-school- street, a correspondent calls attention to a contrivance invented fire master, begging for an increase of salary on account of the rise in prices, years ago by a Mr. A. Baab, by which a new kind of security would be says :-"My pain and sufferings are impeachable, and lie only in the obtained in such cases. It consisted of an electrical apparatus to be comprehension of gentlemen of your honourable disposition, ready to placed in connexion with the nearest police-station, and which on the open your bowels of compassion to sympathise with the afflicted, and by slightest movement would sound an alarm, and not only inform the extending your gracious hand to shoulder them from the civil darts of police that a robbery was in progress, but also of the precise spot that this dear city.” Another writer makes the following excuse for absence:

was being attacked. “Please excuse attending office to-day, as my grandmother despatched One would never have imagined that, in its early days, a century her life and want to go to firing place to see body fired and ashes put in and a-half ago, Highbury Barn was associated with pious Nonconforthe hole.”

mists. Yet so it was, according to an interesting sketch in the North The Courrier d'Orient relates an interesting fact which occurred Londoner. The "Highbury Society," instituted in order to commemorecently at Salonica. On the anniversary of the birthday of King Victor rate the death of Queen Anne on the day when she was about to give Emmanuel, the Italian Consul, M. Gestari, requested the Abbé Bonnetti, her assent to what was called “ The Schism Bill,” used to meet at this Priest of the Roman Catholic Parish Church, to celebrate a High Mass place, play a game called hop ball," spend 8d. apiece on a frugal supper, on the occasion. The latter asked for the opinion of the French Consul, walk back to London quietly. This society came to an end about fifty who advised him to refer to the Archbishop of Constantinople. The years ago. Curé telegraphed to know how he should act in this circumstance, and THE MOABITE STONE.- Last Saturday Dr. Ad. Neubauer delivered a was informed that, as the King of Italy was excommunicated by the lecture at Oxford upon the now famous Moabite inscription. After giving Pope, no religious ceremony could be performed in honour of the King. a history of the discovery, he discussed the geographical and historical The Italian Consul, on learning of this refusal, applied to the Greek points of interest raised by the inscription, drawing attention to Metropolitan, and requested him to celebrate the anniversary in his ! İs. XV., Xvi., which he believed to refer to the Moabite conquests now first made known to us. He then gave a new translation of the text, exception of his racing cups and racing plate, and a selection of his books which differed in several respects from that already before the public. from his library, together with furniture. He devises to his eldest son He showed how remarkably his conjectures have been verified by the and successor the manor of Knowsley, with the estates at Huyton, amended text of the inscription just published by M. Clermont-Ganneau. Eccleston, and Bickerstaff, and all other his estates in the counties of Among other new matter, Dr. Neubauer expressed his dissent from the Lancaster, Chester, Westmoreland, York, and Middlesex, and to his issue opinion of Sir H. Rawlinson, that Omri, king of Israel, is mentioned in male. To his second son, the Hon. Frederick Arthur Stanley, he leaves the fourth line of the inscription. He pointed out that for grammatical his estates in the counties of Limerick and Tipperary, and elsewhere in reasons the lacuna must here be filled up by the word "vox, “men;" Ireland, with the option of taking the sum of £125,000 in lieu thereof. while in line 8, Omri must be a general of Mesha's, or perhaps an His Lordship has made provision for his daughter, Lady Emma Charlotte Ammonite ally of his, Mesha having been a contemporary of Ahab, not Stanley. Legacies are left to his cousins, nephews, and their children ; of Omri, and Medebe having belonged to Israel. Dr. Neubauer's views and legacies and annuities to servants. will be more fully stated in a pamphlet, which is soon to appear, but meanwhile it is satisfactory to know that the lecturer acknowledged the soundness of Mr. Deutsch's two interpretations of Karhah and Nabah, We shall be glad to receive accounts of Good Friday and at which he himself had independently arrived.-(Frankel's Monatschrift für Wissenschaft des Judenthums, for April, p. 184, foll.).--Athenæum. Easter Day Services.

WILL OF THE LATE EARL OF DERBY.—The will of the Right Hon. Edward Geoffrey, Earl of Derby, K.G., P.C., late of Knowsley Hall, Lancaster, and St. James's-square, London, was proved in Her Majesty's

Births, Marriages, and Deaths. Court of Probate, on the 2nd instant, by his eldest son, the Right Hon. Edward Henry, the present earl, the sole executor. The personalty was

DEATHS. sworn under £250,000. His Lordship has bequeathed to his Countess, Emma Caroline, daughter of the first Lord Skelmersdale, an immediate

April 4, at Branxton Vicarage, Northumberland, the Rev. Robert Jones, aged 70,

for 35 years Vicar of Branxton. legacy of £3,000, and an annuity of £3,000, in addition to a like annuity

April 5, at Holywell Manor House, Oxford, Sister Anne Gwilliam, of the Clewer under settlement. He also leaves to her Ladyship all his plate, with the Sisterhood. R.I.P.

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for the use of the Society for ever. The following are Lately published, 8vo., pp. 530, price 16s.

the hands of Messrs. BRACE, BRACE &Co., publishers of some of the intended operations when the College shall the Church Chronicle. It is hoped that by the importation THE VALIDITY OF THE HOLY ORDERS have been completed :

of fresh life and more varied roadings into its pages,

1. The condnct of Community Life on the "Religious" | not only to make it more acceptable to former subMAINTAINED AND VINDICATED BOTH THEOLOGICALLY system, bound by the fixed Constitution and laws of scribers, but also to enlarge the sphere of its circulation AND HISTORICALLY, WITH FOOT-NOTES, TABLES OF the Society of St. Joseph (founded 1864).

and usefulness. To this end the Editor will be glad to CONSECRATIONS AND APPENDICES.

2. Training Members for Mission Work, with a view receive contributions and suggestions, which in every By the Rev. FREDERICK GEORGE LEE, D.C.L.,

to their boing lent out to Parish Priests as required. case will have due consideration, F.S.A., Vicar of All Saints', Lambeth.

3. Preparing for Matriculation in the cheap Theologi

cal Courses, with a view to their Ordination, those All Letters and Books for Review should be addressed Contents: Preface-List of Books quoted or referred to

inmates and externs who would be otherwise unable to to the EDITOR;all Subscriptions and Orders, and orders CHAPTER I.-Introductory: Statement of the Author's

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sideration of this, all persons so studying, whether Office, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street, E.C. Form for the Ordination of Deacons, 1549. IV. Form inmates or externs, will be expected to contribute

Subscriptions Three Shillings per annum, by Post for the Ordination of Priests, 1549. V. Form for the

certain fixed sums towards the general expenses; Four Shillings, payable in advance. Consecration of Bishops, 1549. VI. The Edwardino Ordinal. VII. The Ordinal of King Edward VI.

unless, in cases of extreme poverty, the finances of the

College shall be in a condition to admit of their being Now roady, Second Edition, 38. 6d., post free, Objections. VIII. Ordinal of King Edward VI. in sub

dispensed from such payment. stantial harmony with the most ancient forms. IX. Some other ancient forms for Ordination, X. Mediæval

PATRONS. forms for Consecration and Ordination in the West.

The Rev. the Lord F. G. GODOLPHIN OSBORNE, Elm
Rectory, Froome.

BROWN, of Brentwood.
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Contains eight different Sir CHARLES L. YOUNG, Bart., 80, Inverness-terrace, W.

Harmonies for each tono and each ending, amounting of Ordination. XIII. Forms of Ordination Amongst the separated communities of the East The Very Rev. E. B. KNOTTESFORD-FORTESCUE, M.A.,

in all to nearly flve hundred. Christians of St. Thomas. XIV. The Nestorians. XV.

Provost of St. Ninian's, Perth, President A.P.U.O. London: THOMAS BOSWORTH, 198, High Holborn Archbishop Matthew Parker. XVI. The Consecration

The Rev. W. W. MALET, Vicar of Ardeley, Herts. of William Barlow. VII. The Consecrations of HodgThe Rev. G. NUGEE, M.A., Rector of Widley, Vicar of

UR PRINCIPLES AND POSITION. kins, Scory and Coverdale. XVIII. Tho Consecra

Wymering, Hants. tion of Archbishop Parker. XIX. The Nag's Head The Rev. CHARLES G. C. DUNBAR, of Northfield, M.A.,

U By Promoters of the Catholic Revival in the
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W.C.; removed from 215, Regent-street. who have joined the Church of Rome. XXVII. Lambeth, S.; Domestic Chaplain to the Earl of Changes made in the English Ordinal in 1662. XXVIII. Morton.

This day, small 8vo., 38., nett, or by post, 3s. 30., Concluding Remarks and Summary of the Author's The Rev. J. EDWARDS, M.A., Vicar of Prestbury, HE PARABLES OF CHRIST conargument. ADDITIONAL NOTES.

Gloucestershire. Tables of Consecration: I. Archbishop Parker. The Rev. T. J. BALL, M.A., The Cove, Aberdeen. II. Archbishop Laud. III. Archbishop Juxon. The Rev. E. H. FLYNN, M.A., St. Chad's, Haggerstone, D.D., late Professor of Divinity in the University of

phetical Meaning. By HENRY W. I. THIERSCH, APPENDICES.-I. Authoritative statements regarding

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Ordination officially published in 1537 and 1543.

The Rev, 8. C. SCHOLEFIELD, M.A., Chard, Somerset.
II. An Act concerning the Consecration of a Bishop
G. J. MURRAY, Esq., Treasurer A.P.U.C., Purbrook

"This is a very useful and good guide towards the made in 25th year of Henry VIII. Cap. xx. sec. 5. House, Cosham, Hants.

understanding of the twenty-two Parables which were

spoken by our Blessed Lord. To those Priests who III. Statutes relating to the Consecration of Bishops Chas. H. E. CARMICHAEL, Esq., M.A., Gen. Sec.

A.P.U.O. under Edward VI.

want to get at the main drift and burden of one of these IV, Act 3 Edward VI. to draw up a New Ordinal. CHARLES WALKER, Esq., Author of "The Ritual

discourses either for a Sermon or a Bible Class-ins V. Act to annex the Ordinal to the Prayer Book.

Reason Why," &c., 69, London-road, Brighton.

few minutes this little book will prove itself to be an VI. Act 1 of Mary to repeal the preceding Acts. J. P. TAYLOR, Esq., A.K.C., 17, Regent's-park-terrace,

invaluable boon. The salient points of each Parable VII, Act 1 of Elizabeth to re-establish the Book of

Gloucester-gate, N.W.

are seized upon at once, and the commentary seldom

extends over more than five or six pages. The reader Common Prayer.

E. J. ARMYTAGE, Esq. (late 39th Regiment), 2, CumberVIII. Act declaring the legality of the Ordinations.

land-villas, Lavender hill, S.

is not burdened with useless matter, and what there is, XI. The Thirty-Nine Articles on Ordination. E. S. N. KEMP, Esq., D.L., The Mission, Chiswick,

is very much to the point. There is nothing either X. Documents relating to the Consecration of Barlow E. CHRISTY, Esq., Coombe Bank, Kingston-on-Thames,

verbose or high-flown in the treatise ; its very earnest S.W. and Hodgking.

simplicity must commend it to any houghtful mind." XI. Documents relating to Scory and Coverdale. W. CARR, Esq., the High-street, Stoke Newington, N.

Church Revier. XII. Documents relating to tho Consecration of

O. E. MINNS, Esq., the High-street, Stoke

Newington, N. London: THOMAS BOSWORTH, 198, High Holborn. Parker.

Removed from Regent-street.

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UZZLE-MONKEYS : Acrostics in XV. Breve of Pope Julius III. to Cardinal Polo.

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HON. SECRETARY.

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H.C. SYKES, Esq., A.K.C., 12, Windsor-road, London: THOMAS BOSWORTH, 198, High Holborn Horn

Holloway, N. XVIII. The Nonjuring Consecrations. Bishop Hickes,

HON. TREASURER.

CHE FREE CHURCH SOCIETY'S Records.

C. H. E. CARMICHAEL, Esq., M.A., Now University XIX. Documents concerning the Case of Bishop

Club, St. James'-street, 8. W. Gordon of Galloway.

Strand): Record of Offertory and Anti-pew Movement AUDITORS.

National Association for Freedom of Worship. XX. Dr. Nowman's Letters on Anglican Orders and

H. R. GOUGH, Esq., Tollington Park, N. replies to the same.

W. H. PENNY, Esq., 15A., St. Helen's-place.

Omces, 16, Northumberland Street, W.C., and ManXXI. Certain Comments on Roman Catholic state

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tions fall off, to be thrown one after another into the schoolCOMPROMISES.

board hodge-podge, and we, forsooth, are to compromise the

State's broken faith, wrong, and robbery, if only we may have CHURCHMEN are soldiers by profession, and they are pledged the chance of being permitted, as strangers in our own schools, to fight manfully under the banner of the cross. In ordinary to teach at some odd hours that, for the very purpose of warfare, the soldier who flinches from his duty, plays into the teaching which these schools were erected, and but for which hands of the enemy, or in auy way compromises bis party, is they would never have been called into existence at all. Are either a coward or a traitor, and very properly had in universal we going to make old Shylock's words our own—"For sufdetestation. Similar failings, when they occur in the Church ferance is the badge of all our tribe ?” And yet it looks Militant, are treated as trivial offences, amiable weaknesses, very like it, when there are Churchmen who, instead of perhaps rather to be commended than otherwise. For no resisting what is false in principle and impossible in practice, sooner is any attack made upon the Church than some one is are disposed to give way without an effort, and basely to immediately ready to meet it—not manfully as in duty yield on compromise. Then, Sir Morton Peto's. Burial Bill bound, but by base capitulation, or a compromise as it is which was buried some years ago, has been disinterred and called, in which it is proposed that the Church shall give furbished up for the Reformed Parliament. Certainly, no everything, and receive nothing in return. The motive for more daring attack upon the Church has been made in modern this kind of pusillanimity is frequently nothing more than times, and yet there is not the same determination to defeat a desire to purchase peace at any price. English Churchmen the measure as there was before ; in fact, a compromise has are the most tolerant body of men under the sun; but surely already been talked of. Now, let it be clearly understood they ought to be able to stand their ground and fight when that a compromise is no defence, not even a temporary protecnecessary, for their rights, their liberties, and their dearest tion ; it keeps out no enemy, but is, in fact, the traitor key possessions : to hold our own is not interfering with the free- that opens the gate and lays hare the citadel. There is dom of others. Some of the Clergy, however, do not set a nothing to be gained by a compromise, but there may be very good example. They are eager to rush into print, and much to lose. Pontius Pilate affords a notorious instance of inundate the papers, the Guardian especially, with their miser- the failure of an attempted compromise.

When affairs are able counsels of expediency and cowardly compromises : in inextricably bad, as in the case of the insolvent debtor, a their lucubrations we may find the readiest way of giving up compromise is a last only resource, but the debtor does not everything

go forth free till he has given up his all. We, thank heaven, Take the Athanasian Creed, for instance. Dissenters have want no compromise with the world ; conscious of the integrity been railing against it as long as they have been Dissenters ; l of our position, we believe that it is the duty of Churchmen why or wherefore it is not easy to see. In their meeting- to stand fast without fear of the consequences, and not to houses they can be damnatory enough, and might as well let give way one iota. If we are beaten down, crushed, and alone what they neither wish to believe nor understand. At any trampled upon, let us at least feel that it was not our feeblerate, what they think of the Athanasian Creed need not con- ness or vacillation that gave boldness to the enemy. And cern us very much. But, unfortunately, some Churchmen after all, firmness is much more likely to enlist public opinion have scented a grievance, and have discovered all at once that on our side, if that is what we care for, than an imbecile there is here an opportunity for a compromise. One proposes surrender. If we give way before we are beaten, what can to leave out what he calls the damnatory clauses, so that, the world think but tbat we do not in our heart of hearts though it is necessary to believe, no harm would come from attach the high importance we profess to the matters which not believing. Another would be content if shall in the Rubric are in dispute. were changed into may, in order that those persons who still think that the belief in the Doctrine of the Holy Trinity is

SERVICES AND CHURCH.-CHURCH MUSIC. necessary to salvation, may be permitted to hold it. Others would alter according to fancy, seemingly for the mere love of change. Have these compromisers considered what they

(COMMUNICATED). would do with the clause—It is necessary to salvation that he THERE are three subjects which crop up now and again in also believe rightly the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ ?” the columns of Church papers. 1. Fasting Communion. A compromise will scarcely be complete while this necessity 2. The right of all the baptised to hear Mass. 3. Church is insisted upon. Now, seriously, those who would conciliate Music.--.c., Is plair chant; or florid music the music to be Dissenters by cutting down the Church to their shallowness, used in our Churches ? On the first we need only remark should remember that Dissenters who are converted to the that the Universal Church has long ago made Fasting Com

Truth and become Churchmen, as a rule join themselves to munion her rule: on the second, that the Universal Church the highest extreme.

commands all Christians to hear Mass on Sundays and Day's No sooner is a mongrel Education Bill brought forward, of obligation : while on the third we propose to say a few than “compromise," " compromise,” is in almost everybody's words apropos of the Gregorian Controversy which seems to mouth. Our schools which we have built at a cost of twenty- be the most interminable of the three. one millions, and on which we spend half a million of money There can be no doubt, we think, that the music of the yearly, are, as education rates progress and school subscrip-I Church is what is called Gregorian. By this is not only

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meant the eight tones, but the Masses in the various modes, tastes harmlessly gratified. It will be seen that we have no the musie of introits, graduals, antiphons, hymns and the sympathy with those who condemn the Ecclesiastical Chant like. Other music may be, and often is, very beautiful, but as rude or barbarous : even were it rude and barbarous it is the is not Ecclesiastical, not the music of the Church. We do musicof the Church, and that should be enough for the Church's not say other music is not to be used, far from it, for did we children. Indeed, if a person sees no beauty in the plain-chant say so, we should be condemning the practice of the Catholic we must say that he is very likely not of a religious (certainly not Church, which allows and tolerates other music, though she of an Ecclesiastical) turn of mind. The effeminate jingling of still claims the plain-chant as her own. The fact is, there is Anglican chants, and the noisy concert-room Mass music room for both kinds of music in our Services, and until we which may be heard in some organ galleries, ought not to be are otherwise instructed by authority both kinds had best be mentioned in the same breath with the unearthly everlasting used. Besides, different Services require different kinds of music. music of the Catholic Church. Yet, at the same time, as the Let us take, for example, the case of a large, well-ordered Church tolerates all manner of bad taste, the less Ecclesiastical London Church as it should be. Low Masses will go on on music may be introduced at the more popular and devotional* Sundays every hour, at least, from six to ten a.m. The (we use the word in the technical sense) Services. Masses at nine or ten o'clock may be for children, and One question remains to be discussed, that is, the vexed the children may sing hymns throughout; here, then, a one of the "joining in " of the congregation. Now this lighter style of music may be used, severe Gregorian hymn-"joining in ” has become a serious nuisance in the revived tunes would be manifestly out of place. Dr. Littledale's worship of the Church of England. Everyone thinks he or “Children's Bread” forms a very good book for this purpose, she must “join in ” whether they know the music or not, and and the hymns should be sung to melodies which are easily whether they can sing or not. Thus, as a writer in the Church caught, without being too florid or vulgar, and should be Times lately remarked, we hear the congregation at St. learnt by heart by the children. Whether there should be an Alban's “making shots" at the music of the Missa Regia or accompaniment or not is a question which we leave others to Missa in Duplicibus. This is not edifying. Even at a Low

We make no provision for Morning Prayers, because Mass the noise made by certain pious persons is enough to they had better be read as quietly as possible, if read at all in give their neighbours a violent headache. This is partly due Church, for the present unwarranted use of Morning Prayer to the unfortunate heresy widely spread among Ritualists that (Matins at ten or eleven a.m. !) has done more than anything everything in Church must be loudly intor ed, whether the else to keep the Blessed Sacrament in the background. Then Service be solemnly sung or not. At Low Mass the Priest will come the Solemn Mass of the day. We think that the may remember what the Curé of Ars said—that in praying music for this should be Gregorian ; although, perhaps, a we address God who can hear, in preaching we address men lighter style may be well introduced at the offertory, in the shape who may be deaf or refuse to hear. If people must “join in" of a hymn or mottet. John Merbecke should not be always audibly they may at least remember that the Mass is not a used, as choirs and congregations get tired of him, and there congregational Service of responses between Priest and people, are many other Gregorian Masses which may be sung. There but an act of Sacrifice offered to God in which words are is a most touching and beautiful O Salutaris in Mr. Gerard necessary as means not as ends. Cobb's Mass, which we recommend to our readers' notice. At Vespers, Compline, Benediction, and other Services, Care should be taken not to prolong the Service by too much ample room is given for congregacional singing. All may music, as, for a solemn Mass with Sermon, an hour-and-join in the psalms and canticles, and nothing is more beautiful a-half is ample time.

than the plaintive O Salutaris, with the Litanies and Tantum In the afternoon the children's Service (with Catechism) | ergo beautifully sung by a large mass of people kneeling before should be sung to cheerful hymn-tunes, with strongly the Blessed Sacrament. Hymns, too, at other Services, may marked time, and metrical Litanies may well be sung here : be sung by choir and people, but just as music may be oversevere music will again be unadvisable at such a Service. done (we hear singing sometimes in a little “ Ritualistic Evensong will be sung in the afternoon or evening. Why | village Church, which in quantity if not quality would be this Office should be repeated twice in some Churches we are enough for a grand function properly performed in a Catheat a loss to understand it is not a Service of obligation for dral on Corpus Domini), so the congregational element may lay persons, and those of the Clergy who cannot assist at its be overdone too; and the writer feels inclined to agree with performance in Church can surely say it privately at their Canon Oakley, no mean authority on this subject, where he convenience.

says,—“I think that the Mass is most properly regarded as The Psalms must be sung to the ancient tones; we lay this an act in which the people are to share, in the way of attendown as a rule, to which no exception should be made. It is tion and meditation, rather than of direct and personal particinot at all necessary that they should be sung in unison pation. ...” At any rate, persons may join in the singing throughout; the verses alternately harmonized and in unison at Mass, or say the responses at a plain Service in such a way will be found a very pleasing change and a great relief to the as not to disturb those near them wło may desire to pray or grinding unisonous noise which obtains in some Churches. meditate in peace. We think, then, that these controversies This also may be the rule for the Canticles, which we think on Gregorians v. Anglicans may well cease, as there is plenty of should be sung to Gregorian music also, although a florid available opportunity in the Services of the Church for EccleMagnificat is not an unheard-of thing nor altogether out of siastical and other music. Those who like the music of the place on high days. The Vesper Hymn will of course be sung Church can have it, at Solemn Mass and Vespers, and the to its proper melody, from the Sarum or Roman Vesperals. lighter styles may be enjoyed at other Services. Those who Other hymns out of the Vesper Office may be sung to any cannot endure the Plain Chant should content themselves with hymn tune, before and after the Sermon or as processionals. a Low or a Children's Mass, and with the unliturgical Ser

If Evensong is sung in the afternoon, which for many vices in which non-Gregorian music may bear its part. But reasons is a very good arrangement, a more free-and-easy habit is second nature, and all devout Catholics should Mission-like Service may take place in the evening. Such a try and accustom themselves to the music which the Church Service has recently been started at St. Paul's, Wilton-place, has sanctioned by her imprimatur, and hallowed by the unbut we were surprised to see that the music for this "popular changing use of centuries : rough and rugged as Gregorian Service was to be exclusively Gregorian. We think this a mistake, for a Service, not Mass or Office, is just the time

By Devotional Services we mean the “ Three Hours,” the “ Stations when other music may very well be sung and un-Ecclesiastical' of the Cross,” Offices of Confraternities, Bible Classes, and the like.

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