The United States of America compared with some European countries, particularly England: in a discourse delivered in Trinity Church, and in St. Paul's and St. John's Chapels, in the city of New York, October, 1825. ...

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Page 5 - How shall we sing the LORD'S song in a strange land? If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning. If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.
Page 25 - ... strifes and troubles would be endless, except they gave their common consent all to be ordered by some whom they should agree upon : without which consent there were no reason that one man should take upon him to be lord or judge over another...
Page 26 - God hath over all: and by the natural law, whereunto he hath made all subject, the lawful power of making laws to command whole politic societies of men belongeth so properly unto the same entire societies, that for any prince or potentate of what kind soever upon earth to exercise the same of himself, and not either by express commission immediately and personally received from God, or else by authority derived at the first from their consent upon whose persons they impose laws, it is no better...
Page 26 - For of this thing no man doubteth, 'namely that in all societies companies and corporations what severally each shall be bound unto it must be with all their assents ratified. Against all equity it were that a man should suffer detriment at the hands of men for not observing that which he never did either by himself or by others mediately or immediately agree unto.
Page 26 - Till it be proved that some special Law of Christ hath for ever annexed unto the Clergy alone the Power to make Ecclesiastical Laws, we are to hold it a thing most consonant with equity and reason, that no Ecclesiastical Laws be made in a Christian Commonwealth, without consent as well of the Laity as of the Clergy, but least of all without consent of the highest Power.
Page 18 - ... which can be urged against a Christian minister. And to this course he was also prompted by an earnest desire, that, as a Bishop of the American Episcopal Church, he should not appear to have departed from the doctrines of the venerable Church of England, to whom that church is ' indebted, under God, for her first foundation, and for a long continuance of nursing care and protection...
Page 41 - The trustees shall be resident in the dioceses for which they are appointed. They shall be nominated by the diocesan conventions respectively, to every stated general convention, who may confirm or reject such nominations. The senior bishop present shall preside at every meeting of the board of trustees ; and whenever demanded, by a majority of the bishops present, or a majority of the clerical and lay trustees present, the concurrence of a majority of the bishops present, and a majority of clerical...
Page 41 - Opening of the General Theological Seminary of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1822.
Page 41 - At the second examination — on the evidences of Christianity, and systematic divinity. And at the last examination — on church history, ecclesiastical polity, the book of common prayer, and the constitution and canons of the church, and of the diocese for which he is to be ordained.
Page 32 - Still in her doctrines, in her ministry, in her worship, she is ' all glorious within' — and thanks to the sound, and orthodox, and zealous clergy, who have been faithful to her principles, she is still the great joy and the great blessing of the land. It would be impossible to sever the church from the state, without a convulsion which would uproot both, and thus destroy the fairest fabric of social and religious happiness in the European world.

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