Peculiar character of the Church of England [ed. by F. Huyshe].

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Page 19 - Vincentius could not have had a disciple more thoroughly likeminded. But the attentive observer of what was then effected, will perceive the spirit of the workmen, in every touch of their hand. To correct certain departures from antiquity, which, at the persuasion of Martin Bucer, but, we have strong reason to believe, against the judgment of the wise and temperate Ridley, had crept into the second book of Edward, was, evidently, their principal object. One example, for the present, may suffice,...
Page 18 - Christians, that they may be led into the way of truth, and hold the faith in unity of spirit and in the bond of peace.
Page 20 - And we also bless Thy holy Name, for all Thy servants departed this life in Thy faith and fear ; beseeching Thee to give us grace so to follow their good example, that with them we may be partakers of Thy heavenly kingdom : Grant this, O Father, for Jesus Christ's sake, our only Mediator and Advocate.
Page 18 - ALMIGHTY God, unto whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid ; Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love thee, and worthily magnify thy holy Name ; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Page 19 - ... to follow their good example, that, with them, we may be partakers of God's heavenly kingdom.
Page 5 - Sicut sancti evangelii quatuor libros, sic quatuor concilia, suscipere et venerari, me fateor...
Page 4 - Of the truth of this remark of the venerable Taylor, the Liturgy, that we have seen them compile so cautiously, and scripturally, is an everlasting witness. A strict " regard for ancient faith and piety is' manifest in every page, and almost every paragraph, of that incomparable work ; derived as it is, for the most part, from the actual forms, and accordant as it is, in all parts, with the spirit and feeling of Christian antiquity. Nor was this derivation and accordance the mere growth of circumstances...
Page 5 - ... general council, founded on the express and plain words of holy scripture.* In this act, one particular deserves and demands very special attention ; namely, the unqualified deference paid to the first four general councils. The latest of these councils sat and deliberated in the year 451. A point of time, therefore, is fixed, previously to which the Church of England unreservedly recognizes the guidance of the Catholic Church in the interpretation of Christian verities. If it be objected, that...
Page 3 - But our national church inculcates a liberal, discriminative, yet undeviating reverence for pious antiquity : a reverence alike sanctioned by reason, inspired by feeling, and recommended by authority. This principle is, in truth, our special characteristic : a principle which has ever enabled our Church to combine discursiveness with consistency, freedom of inquiry with orthodoxy of belief, and vigorous good sense with primitive and elevated piety.
Page 7 - preachers should be careful, that they should never teach aught in a sermon, to be religiously held and believed by the people, except that which is agreeable to the doctrine of the Old and New Testament, and which the Catholic Fathers and ancient Bishops have collected from that very doctrine.

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