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some remarks upon Mr. Portal's “ Manual of Prayer,” remarks which we channels of Divine grace are the Sacraments of the Church, which you are sure our readers would not wish to be troubled with.

always have been studious to ridicule as Popish superstitions. Oh! that If any of our readers should think of visiting Tunbridge Wells of Penance ; and I was nourished with the heavenly food, giving life

I had my sins now blotted out by God's appointed means—the Sacrament during the season, they may like to know that at St. James's, a Church

eternal, without which God himself tells me I cannot have it. Oh! that in the higher part of the town, there is a Daily Service, and on Sundays I was anointed with the holy oil in the Sacrament of Extreme Unction an Early Celebration of the Holy Communion, with a second at mid

to quiet now my soul and renew my confidence in a good God. Begone,' day on the first and third in the month. On Saints' Days there is she continued, - and be consoled with this reflection, that my only hope a mid-day Celebration. The choir is surplıced, and the Service is choral

of salvation is in my ignorance, brought about by your teaching; may on Sunday evenings.

God forgive you. Go, and do not further torture me by telling me of a The annual Church-rate battle in the Parish of St. Saviour's, South- God of Mercy whose mercies and forgiveness you have held back from wark, took place last week. This year it has been somewhat intensified me. I left; I could answer nothing for her words seemed to be in consequence of a considerable increase in the rate, which is stated to diciated by the Supreme Being. Her words, You have starved my soul, be caused by various circumstances. In the first place, the Bishop of made me tremble. I asked myself, did I; I could not answer 'No.' I Winchester has written to the Churchwardens informing them that the begged of God light and then I got it. Jane MʻFay had spoken the Archdeacon has reported to him that on the occasion of his Visitation in truth_I found I had starved her soul by the modern teaching of the May last he found the Church in various places in such a dilapidated Church of England, and I became a Ritualist; and may the words of condition that unless these dilapidations were speedily repaired the poor Jane M.Fay be heard when she said, . May God forgive you ;' and worst consequences would befall the building, and the Bishop therefore may my words be heard too, May God forgive and enlighten all men trusted that the parishioners would see to it that these repairs would at who wonld starve souls by the false teaching of the modern Church of once be effected, and that they would not allow “ the grand old fabric” England.' to become a ruin. The carrying out of these repairs alone would have The Bishop of Chester has just consecrated a Church in the hamlet of caused an increase in the rate, but since the fabric has received such Helsby, a township in the parish of Frodsham, Cheshire. The Bishop injury from lightning during the storm two weeks ago as will take was met at the railway station by the Vicar, and conducted to the school5001. to repair it, what with the old dilapidations and the recent injuries room, erected by the exertions of the late Vicar, the Rev. J. R. Hall, and the sum required amounts to 13541. 10s. That is independent of the hitherto licensed for Service. Here he was warmly greeted by a large ordinary charges falling upon the Church rate, which this year are number of neighbouring Clergy, met together to join in the Service of estimated at 12111. 55. Cd., so that the total amount chargeable upon the the day. It was full choral. The Bishop preached an earnest and Church rate is 2565l. 15s. 6d. To meet that there is a sum in hand of practical Sermon. After Service the Bishop met the Clergy at luncheon 5691. 7s. 6d. which leaves the sum of 19961. Ss. to be provided for by rate. in the schoolroom, where his work amongst his Clergy was gratefully To cover that amount the wardens propose a rate of fourpence in the acknowledged, and the same large room was afterwards thrice filled with pound, but at a stormy meeting on Monday night that proposition was the inhabitants of Helsby, who enjoyed an excellent tea, Evensong followed meet by an amendment that the rate should be one penny in the pound. when Canon Barkley, Rural Dean, preached an admirable Sermon. The The larger amount was, however, carried by a majority after much talk, collections at both Services amounted to nearly 651. The windows in the but a poll having been demanded by the defeated party, that proceeding apse are the work of Messrs. Hardman, and represent the Nativity, the took place on Wednesday at the board-room in the Borough Market, Crucifixion, and Resurrection ; whilst another to the west of the Priest's when, after a strong and vigorous contest, which lasted from eight door is a Sacramental window, the subjeet being our Lord making Himo'clock in the morning till four in the afternoon, the larger amount was self known to the Disciples at Emmaus. These are erected in memory of confirmed by a majority of 243 against 228. The chairman accordingly the late Edward Meyrick, of Windsor. Designs are already made for declared the fourpenny rate to be carried.

filling the rest of the windows, as they may be required for memorials : On the 28th, ult. the Rev. C. H. Travers, was publicly admitted to the those on the south side with incidents of St. Peter's life in connection Living of St. Giles, Reading, by the Bishop of Oxford, the Patron. The with our Lord ; those on the north with events subsequent to His ascension. Bishop arrived at the Vicarage about four o'clock, and was accompanied On the 20th. ult. a very joyous day was spent in the parish of from thence to the Parish Church by the late Vicar (the Rev. T. B. Metheringham, Lincolnshire, on the occasion of the reopening after Fosbery), the Vicar-elect, and the Church wardens, where they were met restoration of the Church of St. Wilfrid. The Holy Communion was by some of the Clergy of the other Churches, the Curates of St. Giles, celebrated at nine o'clock, the Bishop-Suffragan of Nottingham being and the choir of St. Giles, and proceeded into the Church, where a large present, the Vicar celebrant. The Nunc Dimittis was sung as a recescongregation was assembled. The Bishop took his seat at the north side sional. At eleven o'clock the procession was formed in the Vicarage of the altar, the Vicar-elect occupying a seat without the altar-rail

, grounds by the choir (surpliced for the first time), and about thirty Clergy. After Evensong, the Rev. C. H. Travers advanced to the altar-rail, and I processional cross and banners were carried by the choir, and a second standing before the Bishop, who was then seated in front of the altar, cross was borne by the Rev. E. Lowe before the Vicar and his Bishop. read the usual declarations and took the customary oaths of canonical The circuit was made through the town, singing Hymns Ancient and obedience, &c. He then knelt down while the Bishop read the instru- Modern, 384, 385, 386, on their way to the Church. An excellent Sermon ment of collation, and pronounced over the newly appointed Vicar the was preached by Bishop Mackenzie, on Joshua iv. 6—What mean ye Benediction. A pause ensued for the purpose of silent devotion, and by these stones ?” Then a large party of friends was hospitably enterthe hymn Veni Creator was sung. The Bishop then proceeded to the tained at luncheon by the Vicar; and at three o'clock the Litany was chancel-steps and delivered an earnest and appropriate address, setting sung, and the Bishop, sitting near the chancel-step, addressed some forth the purposes of the solemn Service and ceremony which had been loving, fatherly words to the school on "the children crying in the performed, and exhorting the congregation to hearty co-operation with Temple, “ Hosanna to the Son of David.” Then followed å public tea their new pastor in the work of the Church of Christ. After the Service -(while the little ones were being feasted in another place)-realising a large and influential meeting of the Parishoners, including the more than 15l. for a new organ. The evening preacher was the Rev. numerous staff of Churchworkers in the Parish, was held in St. Giles's R. Giles, Vicar of Horncastle. There were very pretty floral decorations, Hall, when the Bishop, in a most impressive manner, pointed out to all especially on the font, chancel, screen, and the new aisle—the sanctuary present the object of such a gathering—its need, its gain, its strength- was bright with coloured walls and roof—the altar, decked with candles, ening influence on the Church's life ; alluding to the work already cross, six vases of flowers, and new frontals and dossal. accomplished by the new Vicar in another portion of the Diocese, and

A CATHOLIC EMIGRATION SCHEME.— The Rev. James Nugent, Roman calling on the inhabitants of St. Giles's to help him, especially in the Catholic Chaplain of the Liverpool Borough Gaol, whose efforts in the prospect of building a new Parish Church to replace the present dilapidated fabric. Several laymen, amongst whom was Mr. Hayman, of a Refuge for Destitute Boys, which at present provides food, clothing,

cause of practical philanthropy have already resulted in the establishment father of the head master of Rugby also spoke most warmly, and the education, and profitable employment for 661 poor lads, and has rescued Vicar wound up with a few remarks, in which he asked the hearty hundreds of others from a life of pauperism or crime, is projecting a sympathy and earnest prayers of his new flock, that he might be faithful plan for the emigration of the most unfortunate classes of the juvenile to the responsible charge committed to him, and be enabled to carry on

population to Canada and the States. Miss Rye and other devoted the many good work inaugurated by his predecessors.

labourers in this field of benevolence cannot see their way to taking A Mr. Binley, who describes himself as the Rector of a large parish charge of or assisting any but Protestant persons, however destitate or in the north of England, has made a curious statement in an Irish paper, deserving; and Mr. Nugent bas determined upon a journey across the to the effect that he was converted to Ritualism :-“I was called,” says Atlantic with the object of establishing an organisation for the reMr. Binley, “ to attend a young woman who had been a model parishioner. ception and employment of such children as those whose welfare he has She instructed a Bible-class for me, and was much and deservedly especially at heart. At a gathering held in Liverpool on Tuesday he respected. Her name was Jane M.Fay. She had been some time com- avowed himself anxious to pursue his undertaking withont sectarian plaining, and was now dying of that melancholy disease, decline. I exclusiveness ; but it is evident that his primary efforts must be in the endeavoured to console her as best as I could, telling her to come to interest of the young poor of the Roman Catholic community. A very Christ by faith, and that a firm confidence in the Saviour was sufficient large proportion of the population of Liverpool being Irish of the lowest to save her. It is not,' said she with animation, 'sufficient to save me, class, the Catholic gaol Chaplain has been deeply impressed with the because it is not God’s appointed means. You have starved my soul by growing danger to society at large which arises from the rapid and your false teuching. I have learned, I trust not too late, that the unchecked increase of the criminal and vicious youth of both sexes. The object of his mission must commend itself to all who consider the within the ten years during which I have ministered in this Diocese, I do temptations to which destitute orphans, and homeless children are ex- not remember anything that has more deeply disturbed the Clergy of posed, and the enormous injury and cost their wants of training causes this Diocese than this act of Dean Stanley's and the manner in which to the better classes. It is to be hoped that, both here and in America, it was treated in the Upper House of Convocation. Father Nugent will find encouragement and substantial support, such as If your Lordship will say something to alay the distress of your will enable him to carry his project to a practical and successful issue. memorialists

, and of the many other Clergy of your Diocese, who feel As at present arranged, he will leave this country on the 18th inst. deeply in this matter, but who for various reasons of their own have not REFUSAL TO CONSECRATE.—A very beautiful new Church, designed by signed this memorial, they will feel truly grateful to you.

As this is a matter of public interest, perhaps you will kindly allow Mr. George Edmund Street, A.R.A., has been built at Thixendale-on-the-Wolds, East Riding, at the sole cost of Sir Tatton

me to make public, for the benefit of all interested herein, any answer Sykes. The edifice has been ready for consecration for fully you may see fit to send me. six months, but from certain causes disappointment has resulted

I am, your Lordship's faithful servant in Christ, on the two occasions fixed for the ceremony. It was first announced

The Bishop of London.

RICHARD J. WEST. that the consecration would be performed on the 4th of April last, and

To the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of London. every preparation was made, when on the previous Saturday only it was “We, the undersigned Priests of your Lordship’s Diocese, beg respectstated the Archbishop would not consecrate in consequence of some fully to draw your Lordship's attention to the statement made in the informality in the deed of conveyance. Rumour at that time said all public journals that at the first meeting of the New Testament Company was not quite

right in the chancel. The ceremony was again fixed, but for the revision of the Holy Scriptures, the whole Company, including early last week it was intimated to the founder that unless the super: Presbyterians, Baptists, and a Unitarian, partook of the Holy Communion altar” were altered the consecration could not be performed. To this it in Westminster Abbey at the hands of the Dean, each of them having is understood Sir Tatton Sykes declined to accede, and there will be received a circular giving notice of the intended celebration. Now, another postponement sine die. The super-altar is a shelf-like slab of inasmuch as the Rubric directs that there shall none be admitted to the red marble, supported at each end by jambs of Caen stone. The oaken Holy Communion until such time as he be confirmed, or be ready or communion table is partly overhung by this slab, which is walled into desirous to be confirmed,' a great breach of discipline seems to have been the base of an elaborately panelled reredos of Caen stone and Devonian perpetrated by the open violation of this Rubric, and a deep wrong to marble, of which it is really a part. This, it is alleged, was shown in have been done to the Church and Her Divine Head by the admission to the drawings of the Church which were submitted to the Archbishop. I the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper of one who denies the doctrine of In this difficulty the architect has been sent for, Sir Tatton Sykes Our Lord's divinity. We therefore earnestly pray that your Lordship refusing to permit any alteration without his sanction, and the Church will take such steps as seem best to you, to clear the Church in this remains still useless.

Diocese from any complicity with this act of sacrilege. THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY AND THE WAR.

The following has "Robert Gregory, Canon of St. Paul's; H. P. Liddon, Canon of St. been addressed to the Bishop of London, as Dean of the Province, by Paul's, and Ireland Professor of the Exegesis of Holy Scripture in the Archbishop of Canterbury :

the University of Oxford; C. W. Furze, Vicar of Staines, and Rural * Addington Park, Croydon, August 3, 1870. Dean ; Cyril Page, Vicar of Christ Church, Westminster; W.U. “My dear Bishop of London, I have consulted some of those who, Richards, Vicar of All Saints', Margaret-street; G. C. White, Vicar with myself, have authority in the matter of advising the Queen to of St. Barnabas, Pimlico; A. H. Machonochie, P.C. of St. Alban's, issue, in reference to the present war, a public form of prayer, which, Holborn ; J. Walker, P.C. of St. Saviour's Pimlico; J. G. Cowan, according to usage, would be drawn up by myself, as Archbishop of P.C. of St. John's, Hammersmith; J. C. Chambers, P.C. of St. Canterbury, and be sent forth with the sanction of Her Majesty's Privy Mary's, Soho ; R. T. West, P.C. of St. Mary Magdalen, Paddington, Council.

Student of Christ Church ; W. Denton, Vicar of St. Bartholomew; “ As at present advised, I find that the precedents are against the H. W. Burrows, P.C. of Christ Church, Albany-street; Henry D. issuing of such a form while the United Kingdom and the rest of Her Nihill, P.C. of St. Michael's, Shoreditch ; B. M. Čowie, Vicar of St. Majesty's dominions are mercifully preserved from any participation in Lawrence, Jewry; W. H. Lyall, Rector of St. Dionis, Backchurch, the war. In common, however, with yourself and all others with whom W. H. Clutterbuck, P.C. of St. Philip's, Clerkenwell; C. F. Lowder, I have conferred on the subject, I feel that in prospect of the miseries Vicar of St. Peter's, London Docks; John Going, Vicar of St. now threatening two great nations, with which our conntry is most Paul's, Walworth ; Geo. Hervey, Vicar of St. Augustine's, Haggerintimately connected, the English people are bound to present their stone; Richard C. Kirkpatrick P.C. of St. Augustine's, Kilburn; supplications to God for the restoration of peace.

W. R. Sharp, Vicar of St. Chad's, Haggerston ; Charles Gutch, P.C. "I have, therefore, resolved to follow the ancient constitutional course of St. Cyprian's, Marylebone;

Thos. Hugo, Rector of Hackney ; W. in such matters, and to request you, as Dean of the Province of Can- Reyner Cosins, Vicar of Holy Trinity ; G. E. Biber, Vicar of Roeterbury, to communicate to our brethren, the Bishops of the Province, hampton; J. M. Ashley, Vicar of St. Peter's, Vere-street; N. N. my earnest hope that they may be able to encourage their people to be Chope, P.C. of St. Augustine's, South Kensington ; John Ross, instant in prayor to God during the prevalence of the present calamity Vicar of St. Mary's, Haggerston; Thos. Darling, Vicar of St. which overshadows Europe. The usual public prayers of our Church are Michael Royal ; G. Fyler Townsend, Vicar of St. Michael's, so worded as to embrace within our ordinary petitions an earnest sup- Burleigh-street; H. Sandham, Vicar of St. John's Wood Chapel; plication to be saved from the evils of such an emergency as the present; Arthur B. Cotton, Vicar of St. Paul's, Bow Common; H. Wadmore, and I sincerely trust that everywhere throughout England our people Vicar of All Souls', Hampstead; Ed. Stuart, Vicar of St. Mary will not fail thus generally in their public Services in Church, as well as Stoke Newington ; Oswald J. Cresswell, Rector of Hanwell; more particularly in their family and private devotions, to pray God, for Magdalen, Munster-square ; F. J. Fitz Wygram, Vicar St. James's, the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, to save Europe from the calamities which New Hampton; J. Medicos Rod well, Rector of St. Ethelburga's, now hang over the civilised world.

Bishopsgate : C. J. Mayo, Vicar of St. Andrew's, Hilliogdon ; Č. J. “ I return the form of prayer, which by mutual consultation you and LeGeyt, Vicar of St. Matthias' J. H. Thomas, Vicar of Hillingdon.” I have agreed to recommend as a help to the private devotions of our In addition to the above there were numerous signatures of nonpeople.--I am, my dear Bishop of London, your faithful brother and beneficed Clergy. servant,

“ A. C. CANTUAR,

THE HOSPICE OF THE GREAT ST. BERNARD.---The Vicar of Hurley **0, Almighty God, King of all Kings, Whose power no creature is Marlow, sends the Guardian an account of a visit be paid here able to resist, to whom it belongeth justly to punish sinners, and to be Omitting the introductory details we quote those portions which we are merciful to them that truly repent, assuage, we beseech Thee, the hor

sure will interest our readers :-"

In another five or six rors of this war, which Thou hast permitted to break forth in Europe ; minutes we had mounted the door-steps, and found ourselves in a stonerestrain the passions of the combatants; inspire the conquerors with paved, white-walled passage, having rather a sepulchral appearance, mercy, and the vanquished with submission to Thy will ; give patience while an oil-lamp here and there kept out the darkness. Not a soul to all who suffer ; prepare for Thy summons those who are called to die, and set to this warfare bounds which it may not pass. We pray Thee, length a brother, clad in a black cloth cassock, with biretta on his head

was moving, and we had so.ue little difficulty in arousing anyone. At O God, speedily grant peace to the nations, and so overrule, in Thy good of the same material, appeared through an open-worked iron door in providence, the course of all events, that our present anxieties may end

one of the passages. He wore a white band, or ribbon, round his neck, in the spread of righteousness, enlightenment, and true liberty, and thus which extended in front and behind to his cincture, as a mark of his Thy kingdom may at last be established upon earth. And this we pray Augustine order. A frugal meal of bread, butter, and cheese was soon through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour, cheerfully supplied to us from the cupboards of the salle a manger by the Prince of Peace.--Amen.'"

the monk, and we were then shown by the same worthy to our aj artPROTEST AGAINST THE RECENT

IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY. ment for the night. The room was clean and comfortable, with two -The following has been published

well-curtained beds in it, and an eider-down (?) quilt on each. Mass 10, DO

was sung next morning at six o'clock. and I got up to attend it. The My dear Lord Bishop, -I

honour to forward you a Church, connected with the east end of the Hospice and opening out of memorial relative to the Westminst

"Imere-terrace, W., July 28, 1870.

Communion, from ninety- it, is simply large and neatly arranged without, however, anything in one Priests in your Lordship's Dioc

hold positions and it very remarkable in any way. There is an alms-box in which visitors bear characters which must ens

'I think I may say, that usually deposit their money in acknowledgment of hospitality received,

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-the monks making, of course, no charge. The Convent, as regards violation of the law of the Church has been legally proved. The advanits structure, is a large, lofty, and massive building of stone-about 120 tage thus obtained necessitates a great amount of patient toleration of feet in length (without the Church) by about 60 feet in breadth-with variety of opinion in our Clergy. It is seldom that a Clergyman exa ground, second, and third floor, together with some attics. Long presses himself in such terms as to lay him open to a charge of so passages run from one end of the building to the other, from which the violating the law that he can be found guilty in court. There have been rooms and offices open out. The buildings are capable of lodging at many trials during the last 20 years on the points to which you allude. least 300 poor, I believe. On Sunday, July 17th, about 100 were The Church Association has, I understand, been connected with some of received there for the night. Opposite the Hospice is another building these appeals to the proper tribunals, and, therefore, as one of its offiof a like character, but very much smaller: this is for the women cers, you probably know that, while nothing in such matters can be travellers. The specimens of the St. Bernard dogs, now six in number, done without legal proof, such proof of unsound doctrine and practice are noble beasts ; these are taken out by the servants every morning in is very difficult to obtain. Nor must we exaggerate the evil of which search for distressed travellers—in their passage from one side to another we have to complain, if such trials unavoidably consume a good deal of in search of work (they go chiefly from the Italian to the Swiss side in time and are expensive ; for the interests of each individual Clergyman March and April, I believe, returning in November or December). The are necessarily as carefully watched as the allegations of their accusers chief use of the dogs is to show the way, and this they do most by the Judges of our ecclesiastical courts. wonderfully. At the east end of the Hospice, and a few yards from it, is a “I agree with what I presume is your wish, that the points at issue morgue or deadhouse, in which the bodies of travellers found dead in the might, as the Ritual Commission has suggested, be decided in soine less snow are placed. About three were found last winter; none the winter expensive and more expeditious manner; and I have always expressed before. I understood from the monk who attended on us that formerly my readiness to assist in improving our legislation in this direction. But these bodies were preserved somewhat (no doubt, to give longer time for I cannot attribute blame to those who, while the Legislature has shown identification by friends); from henceforth, however, this is to be dis- no disposition to intrust the Bishops with greater authority, have thought contiuued. I did not enter, since some bodies there were offensive. The it their duty, however much their patience has been tried, always to act monks cannot make a cemetery if they would, since the ground around according to law, and not to seek some arbitrary mode of crushing those the Convent is too rocky. When one of their Order dies in the Convent, whose opinions they disapprove, when such power is not conferred upon he is interred underneath the Church, in a vault hewn in the rock, I them either by the Church or the law of the land. suppose. The establishment consists at present of thirteen monks, but " In the midst of the anxieties of a disquieted age and the rancour of only five were then resident in the Convent—the others being below, parties, I look, in common with my brethren of the Episcopate, to the doing work for the Hospice in various ways. They are not at all old, great Head of the Church to aid us, in his own good time, in our faithful the eldest being about forty, the others twenty-five or thirty ; there are endeavours to maintain His honour, and I feel sure that, by His blessing, a few lay brethren and seven domestics. Each monk in the Hospice has the truly Scriptural character of our Reformed Church, as set forth in a separate office appointed him. On the walls of the salle a manger' our Formularies, will at last be vindicated ; and our Church, retaining its (kept for the use of visitors, and which, by the way, is really a most hold on the affections of this great people, will preserve its acknowledged comfortable and handsome apartment) are arranged a number of prints position as the exponent of an enlightened Christianity, labouring to and others pictures—some of them English—and, amongst the rest, the promote education, boldly rebuking vice, and standing forth as the well-known engraving of St. Augustine and Monica; a piano is also in bulwark at once against superstition and infidelity. it, given by his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. There is a well

" I remain, my dear Sir, your faithful servant, A. C. CANTUAR. kept library, in which is exhibited a collection of coins and bronzes “Lieutenant-General H. C. Tate, Chairman of the Portsmouth excavated from the sight of a Temple of Jupiter which once stood on Branch of the Church Association.” the west side of the lake. Relics of some description are still being found occasionally now. Altogether the visit was very interesting, but I am free to confess that the fact of the Hospice of the Great St.

FATHER HYACINTHE ON THE INFALLIBILITY DOGMA. Bernard having become such a regular lion' for tourists prevents one seeing the ordinary every-day Convent life of the monks in that natural state in which it may be witnessed in places less • hackneyed'(if I may Journal des Debats :

The following letter from Father Hyacinthe has been published in the be allowed the use of the term) by tourists—the Holy Land, for example. Nothing, however, can be said too highly in praise of these A very serious question is now presented to all Catholics. Ought excellent and devoted men, who spend their lives in offices of charity- they to adhere to the definition of the Infallibility of the Pope, or are never turning a deaf ear to anyone that asketh—feeding the hungry they free to withhold their submission to it? Without doubt authority and succouring those in distress—all of which are so eminently of the is the very character of our Church and the principle which governs essence of a pure religion. A visit to the Convent will be quite repaid our faith, but for that very reason it is important that we should disto those who make it."

tinguish between an apparent and a real authority, between a blind and a reasoning and reflecting submission-Rationabile obsequium vestrum.

The question may, therefore, be thus defined. Is the authority of the THE BISHOPS AND RITUALISM.

Council of the Vatican lawful ? or, in other words, does the present The Archbishop of Canterbury has addressed the following letter to Council possess the essential characteristics of an (Ecumenical Council ? the Chairman of the Portsmouth Branch of the Church Association, in The first of these characters is liberty. Now, notwithstanding the answer to a memorial forwarded to his Grace, and signed by upwards of secrecy in which it has been sought to envelope the internal working of two thousand lay and Clerical members of the United Church of England the Council, as though it were of the nature of those of which the and Ireland. The memorialists complain of the adoption by a party Gospel speaks, which possess an affinity with darkness, and which avoid within the Church of doctrines and practices alien to the purity of the the light from fear of being judged ut non arguuntur opera ejus, light Reformed Faith, and express their "indignant sorrow and surprise at the has already been cast upon it, and will be still more vividly apparent supineness and apathy that have prevailed for so long a period on the concerning it. The repeated protests of so many illustrious Prelates part of their ecclesiastical rulers.'

representing the most important and most enlightened portions of * Addington Park, Croydon, Aug. 3. Catholicity are known,asis also their recent letter, at once firm and respect“My dear Sir,—I beg leave to acknowledge your letter of the 29th of ful, in which, while maintaining their negative votes, they have explained July, and the accompanying address, originated, as you tell me, at a their reasons for retiring from the dishonourable battle field. The world meeting of the Portsmouth Branch of the Church Association.

cannot be unaware of the absence of dignity, I may even say of serious “I entirely agree with the late Archbishop of Canterbury in his view consideration, with which the high interests of the Faith have been treated of the dangerous and unscriptural character of such sentiments as are by a majority which would have not been tolerated in the ancient Councils, set forth in the extract from his Grace's letter which you have quoted, both on account of its factitious and illusory composition and its and I believe there is no Bishop on the Bench who does not share the audacious oppression. Another condition, not less important than the feelings of the late Archbishop on this subject

ecumenity of a Council, is that it should be recognized as such by the "I am not surprised that many members of the Church of England Church. The Council, in fact, had no mission to impose new beliefs should feel indignant at practices and doctrines which have in some upon the faithful, but to maintain, and if needful to define, the ancient places sprung up during the last 20 years, having a manifest tendency creeds. The Bishops are, above all others, witnesses of the traditional to assimilate the worship and teaching of our pure, scriptural, and and historic faith of their respective Churches and of the Universal Reformed Church to the system of the Church of Rome. But I cannot Church, and their sentence, as judges, limited in advance by the very in any way agree with you in the belief that this evil is owing to supine nature of this testimony, can only be pronounced upon truths which ness and apathy on the part of the Bishops. You must be well aware that have been accepted from the beginning, everwhere and always, as the Beneficed Clergy of the Church of England are not, like the Priests of revealed-quod semper quod ubique quod ab omnibus. If, then, they some portions of the Church of Rome, dependent for their position on should happen to overstep their powers, the Church would not recognize the arbitrary will of their Bishops, nor, like some Dissenting Ministers, its faith in the arbitrary work which they had accomplished, and the liable to be removed by a vote of their congregations, or of the heads of Council would remain without authority. Such cases are not unexampled, their community. I, for my part, whatever disadvantages may follow and to cite only one history has recorded the names of Selencias and from this freedom of the Clergy, rejoice that it is secured to them, and Rimini, and the almost universal defection under which, to use the that no Clergyman of the Church of England can be removed until he words of St. Jerome, the world groaned and was astonished to find has had a fair and open trial before a competunt tribunal, in which his itself Arian. The danger is no less at the present time, and if one of

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the most important members of the Council (Monsignor Kenrick*) is Notes, Literary, Archæological, &c. to be believed, the Church has never known so great a peril. At such times it behoves even the humblest of Christians to uplift his voice in defence of his faith and the faith of all. For myself I feel myself who composed a poetical garland of flowers for the Duke of Edinburgh,

The Maharajah of Rewah has given 2,0001. to the pundits of Benares, inwardly compelled to fulfil the duty, and as the prophet said,- tu autem animam tuam liberavisti. I protest, therefore, against the pretended

on His Royal Highness visiting the sacred city. dogma of the Pope's Infallibility, as it is contained in the decree of the It is rumoured that Mr. Bryant, encouraged, we presume, by the success Council of Rome. It is because I am a Catholic, and wish to remain of his version of the “Iliad,” is devoting himself to the task of translating such, that I refuse to admit as binding upon the faith of the faithfnl a the 'Odyssey.' doctrine unknown to all ecclesiastical antiquity, which is disputed even

A new reprint of the “ Account of the Surname of Baird” is ready for now by numerous and eminent theologians, and which implies not a regular development but a radical change in the constitution of the publication, It contains

several letters and family papers that "noor

appear in print for the first time. Church and in the immutable rule of its faith. It is because I am a Christian and wish to remain such that I protest with all my soul

The death in Vienna of Joseph Strauss, the composer of dance music,

is announced; he was one of three sons of the celebrated Strauss. The against these almost Divine attributes to a man who is presented to our faith—I was about to say to our worship, as uniting in his person both deceased composer has left about 300 original works, and more than 200 the domination which is opposed to the spirit of that Gospel of which arrangements for the full orchestra, and different instruments. he is the Minister, and to the infallibility which is repugnant to the clay The first portion of the eighth edition of Tischendorf's Greek Testament from which, like ourselves, he is formed. One of the most illustrious is just published, containing the Acts, the Epistle of St. James and St. predecessors of Pius IX., St. Gregory the Great, rejected as a sign of Peter, and part of i St. John. It consists of 320 pages of closely but anti-Christ the title of Universal Bishop which was offered to him. clearly printed matter. What would he have said to the title of Infallible Pontiff? On the 27th

Mr. G. Hodder has died of the effects of the injuries he received some of September last year I wrote the following line concerning the weeks ago at Richmond. Mr. Hodder, who was educated at Christ's Council then about to assemble :— If apprehensions, which I do not Hospital, was long and honourably known as a London journalist, and wish to share, should be realized if the august assembly should have in April last he published an interesting volume called "Memories of My no more liberty in its deliberations than it has had in its preparations. Time," which contained personal reminiscences of Jerrold, Thackeray, &c. if, in one word, it should be deprived of the essential characteristics of an Ecumenical Council, I would call upon God and upon men to summon

Revised estimates have been published for the following public one really summoned by the Holy Ghost, not in a party spirit-one repre- Services : Science and Art Department buildings, new building at senting really the Universal Church, and not the silence of some and South Kensington, 52,5001., increase, 28,500l. ; auxiliary museum in the the oppression of others. I again utter that cry. I ask for a truly East of London, 5,0001., increase, 2,0001.; total increase, 30,5001. In free and Ecumenical Council. And, above all, now as always, I appeal aid of the expenditure of certain learned societies in Great Britain, to God. Man has been powerless to procure the triumph of truth and 12,4501., in addition, advances for the new Courts of Justice, buildings, justice. May God arise and take His cause in hand and decide it! The 21,450l., of which 16,0001

. is intended for the erection of the building. Council, which should have been a work of light and peace, has Of course this will be repaid to the Treasury out of the surplus interest deepened the darkness and unchained discord among the religious on money in the hands of the Court of Chancery. For the National world. War replies to it as a terrible echo in the social world. War is Gallery enlargement, 44,0001. is asked, of which 20,000/. is for the one of God's scourges

, but in inflicting a chastisement may it also acquisition of land, and 24,000l. for clearing the site acquired, and for prepare a remedy? In sweeping away the ancient edifice may it not new buildings. prepare the ground upon which the Divine spouse of the Church shall At a moment when the Pope is putting himself on an equality construct the new Jerusalem?

FRERE HYACINTHE. with God, it may be of interest to know that in the year 1707 the “Paris, July 30."

French Academy offered a prize for a poem the subject of which was

that the French Monarch was at least superior to humanity. The theme ** Rem Ecclesiæ in maximum ex quo orta sit discrimen adduxerint for the poet to illustrate was " That the King's wisdom renders him Concio Petri Ricardi Kenrick, Archiepiscopi S. Ludovici in Statibus superior to all manner of events."- Athenceum. fæderaris Americæ septentrionalis, in Concilio Vaticano habenda, at non habita Naples, p. 66. ** + Moi, je dis, sans la moindre hésitation, que quiconque s'appelle coins. When

the greenbacks were first issued by the United States Mr.

TEXT ON COINS.—Texts of Scripture have often been inscribed upon l'évêque universel' ou désire ce titre, est, par son orgueil, le précurseur Chase, then Secretary of the Treasury, consulted, among others, the de l'Antichrist, parce qu'il prétend ainsi s'élever au-dessus des autres.” President of one of the Philadelphia banks in regard to placing some Liv. VII. lettre 83, édit. Bénéd.”

motto upon them-such, for example, as has since been impressed upon

the five-cent pieces,—“ In God we trust.” After mentioning several ROME.—The following notes we quote from the Tablet :

Scriptural texts that had occurred to him, the Secretary asked our We have just learnt, from a source on which we can fully rely, that banker's opinion. "Perhaps," was the reply, “the most appropriate the Government of the Holy See is in possession of letters from Napoleon, would be, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee !'” which, if published, would produce a profound sensation in the present The project was abandoned.- Lippincott's Magazine. moment.

About two hundred Bishops remain in Rome, and although the The Times correspondent at Berlin remarks that the famous Projet de general business will not commence till November, the Missionary and Traité was not only written by M. Benedetti, but written on the paper Oriental affairs are under discussion and active preparation by the Com- of the French Embassy here. This latter circumstance has been verified missions to whom they are entrusted. Among recent losses the Council by ocular inspection on the part of our whole Corps Diplomatique, and has sustained is that of the Bishop of Barcelona, who died last week at deserves especial mention. If Benedetti really wrote from Count Frascati of Roman fever. The Bishop of Buffalo is better, and will, it Bismark's dictation, did he bring his own paper with him for this puris hoped, soon be able to leave. Many of the Spanish Bishops are in pose ? Nobody will believe this ; while, on the other hand, even M. the greatest poverty.

Benedetti has not ventured to assert that Bismark paid him a visit on the I have seen the Pope out driving several times since the Council, and occasion, and that the nice little piece of penmanship was executed in am glad to say he is looking strong and happy, and seems likely to see

the French Hotel, the Ambassador serving in his own house as the the twenty-fifth year of his Pontificate. He is said to have expressed a

amanuensis of the Premier. pious confidence that God will not only grant this favour to the prayers of the Faithful, but will spare him to witness the Anno Santo, or Great Jubilee, the year after, and to close the Council.

July 24, at the Cloisters, Windsor Castle, the wife of the Rev. H. F. Limpus, of

July 29, at Warlies, Waltham Abbey, the Lady Victoria Buxton, of a daughter. The Rev. Fr. Suffield, O.P., has ceased his connection with the Rosary

July 30, at 5, Cromwell Houses, the Lady Cairns, of a daughter. Magazine ou account of his ecclesiastical tendencies” not tallying

Aug. 2, at 96, Eaton-square, the Marchioness Camden, of a daughter. with those of the editors of that periodical. Fr. Suffield has also announced that for similar reasons he is anxious to resign the director

Aug. 4, at St. Michael's, Chester-square, the Hon. and Rev. F. G. Pelham to the

Hon. Alice Glynn. ship of the Perpetual Rosary as soon as his place can be supplied.

Aug. 4, at All Saints', Margaret-street, after banns, the Rev. E. W. Turner, M.A., The Rev. Dr. O'Reilly, of Worcester.

Massachusetts, is appointed by Brasnell, formerly of Brastead, Kent.

of Carshalton, Surrey, to Elizabeth Anne Brasnell, only child of the Rev. H. G. the Holy Father to be first Bishop

Aug. 4, at St. Mary's, Grassendale, near Liverpool, Meyrick H, L. Beebee, M.A., the United States. Dr. O'Reilly, he new Diocese of Springfield in

Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, to Eliza Jane, eldest daughter of John childhood resided in America; he 2 native of Ireland, but has from his

Swainson, Esq., Grassendale.

DEATHS. The Holy Synod at Athens ha (36 years of age.

July 29, at The Cloisters, Windsor Castle, in the 40th year of her age, Eleonora most eminent preachers of the

for

youngest daughter of the Rev. W. H. Vernon, M.A., Vicar of Leytonstone, Essex. Church can be reformed from

Isuspended and impeached one of the Elizabeth, wife of the Rev. H. F. Limpus, Minor Canon of St. George's Chapel, and
maintaining that that

July 81, at Barrogill Casts, the Right Hon. Louisa Georgina, Countess of
Caithness.

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The Executive Committee earnestly solicit co-operation important documents of the Irish Church in the sixth for the Ordination of Priests, 1549. V. Form for the

and support in their great work in order to secure the and succeeding centuries.

Consecration of Bishops, 1549. VI. The Edwardine primary religious education of every child, and to This work forms one of a series written by a Poor Ordinal. VII. The Ordinal of King Edward VI.

counteract the efforts of the “ Birmingham League Clere. Catalogues and further particulars may be Objections. VIII. Ordinal of King Edward VI, in sub

and others now agitating for the Secularization of all obtained from the Convent of Poor Clares, Kenmare stantial harmony with the most ancient forms. IX.

our National Institutions, and the exclusion from our Co., Kerry. Those who wish to assist a good work are Some other ancient forms for Ordination. X. Mediæval

Public Elementary Schools of the Bible and all definito requested to apply for catalogues to the Lady Abbess forms for Consecration and Ordination in the West,

religious teaching. as above. XI. The same subject continued. XII. Eastern forms

The printing and circulation throughout the land of London: LONGYANS, GREEN, and Co., Paternoster-row. of Ordination. XIII. Forms of Ordination in use

upwards of Two Millions of Reports, Pamphlets, and amongst the separated communities of the East. Papers have entailed heavy concurrent liabilities; while has Just Christians of St. Thomas. XIV. The Nestoriang. XV. the GREATER expenses attending the many large sucArchbishop Matthew Parker. XVI. The Consecration

cessful meetings which have been held, have materially Published a Select List of Books of General

drained the resources of the Union. Reference, offered to the public at the trade price, kins, Scory and Coverdale. of William Barlow. VII. The Consecrations of Hodg

The organization and working of Borough and

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County Branches, coupled with the costs of the London selling price, which he will be happy to send on appliFable. XX. The Case of Bishop Bonner versus Bishop

and Manchester Offices, necessitate a large and unavoid. cation accompanied by a stamp for postage. Horne. XXI. The Sacrament of Baptism. XXII.

able outlay. 198, High Holborn, W.C. The Office of Consecrator and Assistant-Consecrator.

The Union is actively supporting the Government XXIII. The Doctrine of Intention XXIV. and XXV.

Bill was introduced" by Mr. Foster, Vice-President of This day, small 8vo., 38., nett, or by post, 3s. Sd., Roman Catholic Testimonies to the Validity of Anglican

the Council. Orders. XXVI. The Cases of Certain Anglican Clergy

Subscriptions are earnestly requested to further this 'HE PARABLES OF CHRIST con- who have joined the Church of Rome. XXVII.

object. sidered with reference to their Moral and Pro- Changes made in the English Ordinal in 1662. XXVIII.

WILLIAM STANYER, Gen. Sec. phetical Meaning. By HENRY W. I. THIERSCH,

Concluding Remarks and Summary of the Author's

argument. D.D., late Professor of Divinity in the University of

ADDITIONAL NOTES.

T. FAITH'S MISSION, Stoke Marburgh. Tables of Consecration: I. Archbishop Parker.

Newington. " This is a very useful and good guide towards the

II. Archbishop Laud. III. Archbishop Juxon.

SUBSCRIPTIONS and DONATIONS (the latter to understanding of the twenty-two Parables which were APPENDICES.-I. Authoritative statements regarding be paid at once, or to spread over three years) will be spoken by our Blessed Lord. To those Priests who Ordination officially published in 1537 and 1543. gratefully received on behalf of the Committed by the want to get at the main drift and burden of one of these

II. An Act concerning the Consecration of a Bishop joint Treasurers, Rev. J. Dart, Mission House, Victoriadiscourses-either for a Sernion or a Bible Class-in a

made in 25th year of Henry VIII. Cap. XX. sec. 5. road, Stoke Newington, N.; E Ferraby. E q., Bank of few minutes this little book will prove itself to be an invaluable boon. The salient points of each Parable III. Statutes relating to the Consecration of Bishops England, E.C.; or they

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IV. Act 3 Edward VI. to draw up a New Ordinal. is not burdened with useless matter, and what there is, V. Act to annex the Ordinal to the Prayer Book. is very much to the point. There is nothing either VI. Act 1 of Mary to repeal the preceding Acts.

SCHOOL. verbose or high-flown in the treatise ; its very earnest

VII. Act 1 of Elizabeth to re-establish the Book of simplicity must commend it to any thoughtful mind.'

Visitor.-The LORD BISHOP of OXFORD

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