A sermon [on 1 Tim. iv. 16] preach'd in the chapel of Bishop-thorp near York, at an ordination held there, on the 25th of September, 1726. To which is annexed the abp. of York's letter, March 9th, 1726, to the bishops of his province (Google eBook)
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Page 17 - I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; for kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
Page 28 - ... to you, with his testimonial, a certificate signed by the minister, and other credible inhabitants of the parish, where he so resided, expressing that notice was given in the church, in time of divine service, on some Sunday, at least a month before the day of ordination, of his intention to offer himself to...
Page 28 - ... (I.) That you require of every person who desires to be admitted to holy orders, that he signify to you his name and place of abode, and transmit to you his testimonial, and a certificate of his age duly attested, with the title upon which he is to be ordained at least twenty days before the time of ordination ,- and that he appear on Wednesday, or at furthest on Thursday in ember Week, in order to his examination.
Page 32 - ... and I hereby solemnly declare that I do not fraudulently give this certificate to entitle the said AB to receive holy orders, but with a real intention to employ him in my said church, according to what is before expressed.
Page 29 - ... signed as well as sealed ; and that among the persons signing, the governor of such college or hall, or, in his absence, the next person under such governor, with the dean, or reader of divinity, and the tutor of the person to whom the testimonial is granted, (such tutor being in the college, and such person being under the degree of master of arts,) do subscribe their names. VI. That you admit not any person to holy orders upon letters...
Page 12 - Let no man defpife thy youth ; but be thou an example of the believers in word, in converfation, in charity, in fpirit, in faith, in purity.
Page 14 - As in fair waters a man may see the body of the sun, and of the moon, and of the stars, and the very body of heaven ; so he that stands upon the bank of this river, and that...
Page 19 - It had indeed been better for us,' as St. Peter says, ' not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after we have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto us.
Page 29 - ... who shall sign them, that they have personally known the life and behaviour of the person for the time by them certified ; and do believe in their conscience, that he is qualified for that order, office, or employment, to which he desires to be admitted.