The life and times of Thomas John Claggett: first bishop of Maryland and the first bishop consecrated in America (Google eBook)

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R. R. Donnelley & sons co., 1913 - 184 pages
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Page 66 - York, of whose sufficiency in good learning, soundness in the faith, and purity of manners, we were fully ascertained, into the office of Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the State of...
Page 170 - He has fought a good fight ; he has finished his course ; he has kept the faith ; henceforth there is laid up for him a crown of righteousness which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give him at that day; and not to him only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
Page 41 - It is evident unto all men diligently reading Holy Scripture and ancient authors that from the apostles' time there have been these three orders of ministers in Christ's Church bishops, priests, and deacons.
Page 42 - According to what we conceive to be of true apostolic institution, the duty and office of a bishop differs in nothing from that of other priests, except in the power of ordination and confirmation, and in the right of precedency in ecclesiastical meetings or synods, and shall accordingly be'so exercised in this Church, the duty and office of priests and deacons remaining as heretofore.
Page 63 - We do moreover jointly and severally declare, that we do in our consciences believe him to be of such sufficiency in good learning, such soundness in the faith, and of such virtuous and pure manners, and godly conversation, that he is apt and meet to exercise the office of a Bishop, to the honour of God, and the edifying of his Church, and to be an wholesome example to the flock of Christ.
Page 66 - John Henry Hobart, DD, Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the State of New York.
Page 62 - 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 AB is not, so far...
Page 42 - Profession, and to have the full enjoyment and free exercise of those purely Spiritual Powers, which are essential to the being of every Church or Congregation of the faithful, and which, being derived only from Christ and his Apostles, are to be maintained independent of every foreign or other Jurisdiction, so far as may be consistent with the civil Rights of Society.
Page 57 - But whereas, more especially for the want of that sacred power which is inherent to your apostolick, the vacancies which daily happen in our ministry cannot be supplied for a considerable time from England, whereby many congregations are not only become desolate, and the light of the gospel therein extinguished, but great encouragement is thereby given to sectaries of all sorts which abound and increase...
Page 80 - XIII. That it shall not be lawful for the general assembly of this State to lay an equal and general tax, or any other tax, on the people of this State, for the support of any religion. Art. XIV. That every free white male citizen of this State, above twenty-one years of age, and no other, having resided twelve months within this State, and six months in the county, or in the city of Annapolis or Baltimore, next preceding the election at which he offers to vote...

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