Constitution and Canons for the Government of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America Adopted in General Conventions (Google eBook)

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s.n., 1829
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Page 10 - ... office of a Bishop should not be unworthily conferred, and firmly persuaded that it is our duty to bear testimony on this solemn occasion, without partiality or affection, do, in the presence of Almighty God, testify, that the Rev.
Page 28 - Lord's Day, commonly called Sunday, and other holy-days, according to God's holy will and pleasure and the orders of the Church of England prescribed in that behalf; that is, in hearing the Word of God read and taught ; in private and public prayers; in acknowledging their offences to God, and amendment of the same; in reconciling...
Page 10 - WE, whose names are underwritten, fully sensible how important it is, that the sacred office of a Bishop should not be unworthily conferred, and firmly persuaded that it is our duty to bear testimony on this solemn occasion without partiality or affection, do, in the presence of Almighty God, testify that...
Page 56 - In all matters which shall come before the Convention, the Clergy and Laity shall deliberate in one body; and, in voting, the Clergy shall vote by individuals, and the Laity by congregations...
Page 17 - Agreeably to the practice of the primitive Church, the stated times of ordination shall be on the Sundays following the Ember Weeks ; viz. the second Sunday in Lent, the Feast of Trinity, and the Sundays after the Wednesdays following the 14th day of September and the 13th of December.
Page 20 - Diocese where there is a Bishop, the Standing Committee shall be a council of advice to the Bishop. They shall be summoned on the requisition of the Bishop, whenever he shall wish for their advice. And they may meet of their own accord, and agreeably to their own rules, when they may be disposed to advise the Bishop.
Page 5 - The Church in each Diocese shall be entitled to a representation of both the Clergy and the Laity, which representation shall consist of one or more deputies, not exceeding four of each order...
Page 6 - The Bishop or Bishops in every State shall be chosen agreeably to such rules as shall be fixed by the Convention of that...
Page 42 - I hereby certify that AB, who has signified to me his desire to be transferred to the Diocese of , is a Presbyter (or Deacon) of this Diocese in regular standing, and has not, so far as I know or believe, been justly liable to evil report for error in religion or viciousness of life, during the three years last past.
Page 25 - But if any Minister of a Church shall, from inability, or any other cause, neglect to perform the regular services to his congregation, and shall refuse, without good cause, his consent to any other Minister of this Church to officiate within his cure, the Church-wardens, Vestrymen, or Trustees of such congregation, shall, on proof of such neglect and refusal before the Bishop of the Diocese, or, if there be no Bishop, before the Standing Committee, or before such persons...

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