The Episcopate in America: Sketches, Biographical and Bibliographical, of the Bishops of the American Church, with a Preliminary Essay on the Historic Episcopate and Documentary Annals of the Introduction of the Anglican Line of Succession Into America (Google eBook)

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Christian Literature Company, 1895 - Bishops - 378 pages
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Page xiv - It is evident unto all men, diligently reading Holy Scripture and ancient Authors, that from the Apostles' time there have been these Orders of Ministers in Christ's Church Bishops, Priests, and Deacons.
Page xi - PAUL, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead...
Page xxxviii - Alterations of the Liturgy of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, in order to render the same conformable to the American Revolution, and the Constitutions of the respective States...
Page xviii - Take ye heed, then, to have but one Eucharist. For there is one flesh of our Lord Jesus Christ, and one cup to [show forth] the unity of His blood; one altar; as there is one bishop...
Page xxiii - That the Doctrines of the Gospel be maintained as now professed by the Church of England ; and Uniformity of Worship be continued as near as may be to the Liturgy of the said Church.
Page xiv - NO MAN SHALL BE accounted or taken to be a lawful Bishop, Priest, or Deacon in the United Church of England, or SUFFERED TO EXECUTE ANY OF THE SAID FUNCTIONS, except he be called, tried, examined, and admitted thereunto, according to the form hereafter following, or hath had formerly EPISCOPAL CONSECRATION OR ORDINATION.
Page xxxvii - Prayer, even though the use of them should be left discretional. We should be inexcusable too, if at the time when you are requesting the establishment of bishops in your church, we did not strongly represent to you that the eighth article of your ecclesiastical constitution appears to us to be a degradation of" the clerical, and still more of the episcopal character.
Page xviii - In like manner let all men respect the deacons as Jesus Christ, even as they should respect the bishop as being a type of the Father and the presbyters as the council of God and as the college of apostles. Apart from these there is not even the name of a church.
Page lxiii - In the Name of the Most Holy and Undivided Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. So be it. Be it known to all those whom it shall or may, in any manner, belong, It has pleased the Most High to diffuse the spirit of union and concord among the...
Page xxxix - You must be equally sensible with me of the present unsettled state of the Church of England in this country, and of the necessity of union and concord among all its members in the United States of America, not only to give stability to it, but to fix it on its true and proper foundation. Possibly nothing will contribute more to this end than uniformity in worship and discipline, among the Churches of the different States.

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