Colonial Churches: A Series of Sketches of Churches in the Original Colony of Virginia, with Pictures of Each Church
Southern churchman Company, 1907 - Church - 319 pages
"These papers appeared originally as articles in the Southern Churchman ..."--Preface.
What people are saying - Write a review
Reviews aren't verified, but Google checks for and removes fake content when it's identified
User Review - Flag as inappropriate
This is an interesting book of early churches, and a great asset to anyone interested in genealogy of colonial families.
Other editions - View all
Common terms and phrases
Abingdon appears appointed Assembly became Bishop Meade body brick brought building built called chancel chapel charge Charles Christ City Colonial congregation continued court creek death died early England English erected established Fairfax faithful feet four George give given glebe Gloucester Governor hands held Henry hundred interest James John King known land later letter lived London Lord Lower March meeting memory mentioned miles minister ministry old church original parish passed Paul's period persons pews Point pounds preached present probably pulpit Quakers received records rector remained repair Richard river Robert says seems served side Smith stands taken Thomas tobacco took vestry Vestry Book vestrymen Virginia walls wardens Ware Washington West William worship York
Page 71 - Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
Page 279 - That no man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatsoever, nor shall be enforced, restrained, molested, or burthened, in his body or goods, nor shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief; but that all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinions in matters of religion, and that the same shall in no wise diminish, enlarge, or affect their civil capacities.
Page 44 - Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility; for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
Page 108 - I, AB, do swear that I do from my heart abhor, detest, and abjure as impious and heretical, that damnable doctrine and position that princes excommunicated or deprived by the pope, or any authority of the see of Rome, may be deposed or murdered by their subjects, or any other whatsoever.
Page 44 - Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time. Casting all your care upon him, for he careth for you.
Page 35 - We, greatly commending, and graciously accepting of, their desires for the furtherance of so noble a work, which may, by the providence of Almighty God, hereafter tend to the glory of His Divine Majesty, in propagating of the Christian religion to such people as yet live in darkness and miserable ignorance of the true knowledge and worship of God...
Page 39 - When it shall please God to send you on the coast of Virginia, you shall do your best endeavour to find out a safe port in the entrance of some navigable river making choice of such a one as runneth farthest into the land, and if you happen to discover divers portable rivers, and amongst them any one that hath two main branches if the difference be not great make choice of that which bendeth most toward the North-west for that way you shall soonest find the other sea.
Page 44 - ... salt, at a low tide full of slime and filth, which was the destruction of many of our men.
Page 218 - O Almighty God, who into the place of the traitor Judas didst choose thy faithful servant Matthias to be of the number of the twelve Apostles ; Grant that thy Church, being alway preserved from false Apostles, may be ordered and guided by faithful and true pastors ; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Page 41 - Hunt] : truly, in my opinion, a man not any waie to be touched with the rebellious humors of a popish spirit, nor blemished with ye least suspition of a factious scismatick, whereof I had a speciall care.