The bishops of the American church, past and present: 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
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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 xxxvi - ... was paid to our Liturgy than its own excellence, and your declared attachment to it, had led us to expect ; not to mention a variety of verbal alterations, of the necessity or propriety of which we are by no means satisfied, we saw with grief that two of the Confessions of our Christian faith, respectable for their antiquity, have been entirely laid aside; and that even in that called the Apostles...
Page xiv - Church, no man shall be accounted or taken to be a lawful Bishop, Priest, or Deacon, in this Church, 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 Episcopal Consecration or Ordination.
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 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 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.
Page 13 - Provoost contended, was clearly the work of " Him who maketh men to be of one mind in an house.