A Pastoral Letter, Addressed by the Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the State of Vermont, to the People of His Diocese: On the Subject of His Correspondence with the Rev. William Henry Hoit, Late Rector of Union Church, St. Albans

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C. Goodrich, 1846 - 47 pages
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Page 33 - ARE you ready, with all faithful diligence, to banish and drive away all erroneous and strange doctrine contrary to God's Word; and both privately and openly to call upon and encourage others to the same ? Answer.
Page 10 - If any minister of this church shall be accused, by public rumor, of discontinuing all exercise of the ministerial office without lawful cause, or of living in the habitual disuse of public worship, or of the holy eucharist, according to the offices of this church, or of being guilty of scandalous, disorderly, or immoral conduct, or of violating the canons...
Page 10 - ... conduct, or of violating the canons, or preaching or inculcating heretical doctrine, it shall be the duty of the bishop, or, if there be no bishop, the clerical members of the standing committee, to see that an inquiry be instituted as to the truth of such public rumor.
Page 10 - Church shall, be accused, by public rumor, of discontinuing all exercise of the Ministerial Office without lawful cause, or of living in the habitual disuse of public worship, or of the holy eucharist, according to the offices of this Church, or of being guilty of scandalous, disorderly, or immoral conduct, or of violating the Canons or preaching or inculcating heretical doctrine, it shall be the duty of the Bishop, or, if there be no Bishop, the Clerical Members of the Standing Committee, to see...
Page 3 - It is deemed proper -that every Bishop of this Church shall deliver at least once in three years, a Charge to the Clergy of his Diocese, unless prevented by reasonable cause And it is also deemed proper, that from time to time he shall address to the people of his Diocese, Pastoral Letters on some points of Christian doctrine, worship, or manners.
Page 29 - It will be a sad day for the church,' adds Dr. Hawks, ' when the clergy, without the intervention of triers of their own order, may be tried and condemned by the bishop alone. The smallest approach to such an encroachment should be promptly resisted. It is of vast importance to the well-being of the church, to preserve their just rights to that large body of real operatives, the parochial clergy. Power always passes slowly and silently, and without much notice, from the hands of the many to the few...
Page 41 - That we all may be found in that company, partake of that joy, assist in raising those songs, may God of his infinite mercy grant, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Page 21 - Homilies as expository of the doctrines of thisChurch ? 4. What concerning the correctness of the principles of Tract No. 90, in interpreting the doctrines of this Church, especially as they are contained in the 39 Articles ? 5. What concerning the consistency of a clergyman's receiving at the same time, the doctrines of this Church and the doctrinal decrees of the Council of Trent, or any of them, the damnatory clauses excepted? 6. What concerning the obligation of a clergyman of this Church to...
Page 27 - ... besieged, its circumference is necessarily so great as to render both its erection and its defence difficult. It is, therefore, seldom resorted to, and a corps of observation is generally preferred. CONTUMACY. (See Contempt.) The Latin term contumacia is used, on the continent of Europe, to express the offence of non-appearance in court of a person summoned judicially. In civil causes, a person, in such case, may be properly made liable to a decision against him, for his neglect in not...
Page 23 - ... generally, as far as the same is not the object of the senses: and again to whatever is affirmed or understood as the condition, or concomitant, or consequence of the same. This will be best explained by an instance or example. That I am conscious of something within me peremptorily commanding me to do unto others as I would they should do unto me...

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