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• Omitted in American form.
The American Liturgy has been followed in the omission of the words “as our hope is this our brother doth,” since their use or disuse can make no sort of difference to the deceased in any case. Their omission at the burial of the righteous, would be far preferable to their use at the burial of the wicked. And, indeed, at the burial of baptized Infants, the use of the words rather tends to cast a doubt upon their salvation, which the Church considers “certain.” if the expression be used at all, surely in the declaratory words addressed to the people, rather than in an address to God, they would be more suitable? Thus, “of his great mercy, to take unto himself (as our hope is) the soul of our dear brother." Or even in another prayer, “We give thee hearty thanks that it hath pleased thee (as our hope is) to deliver this our brother out of the miseries,” &c.
$ The usual time for Churching-just before the general thanksgiving-appears to cause an unnecessary interruption to the Service. Would it not be preferable to perform this Office immediately before Divine Service (see Adn. Shurp's Charges, iv. p. 72, note), or else immediately after the Prayers ?
| The Americau Liturgy is followed in the use of the word “Minister ” since Deacons often perform this service.
• American Form.
+ The last translation might be followed in the Psalms, as in the Psalm used in the Scotch Liturgy.
4.Or Psalm cxxvii. ' 4. Or Psalm cxxvii.
| Or, both. 5. Then the ! 5. I Then the MiPriest shall say, I nister shall say,
Let us pray.
6. Then shall the Minister say the Lord's Prayer, with what follows : but the Lord's Prayer may be omitted, if this be used with the Morning or Evening Prayer.
7. [The following words to be printed in Italics for plural use, if need be: “ this woman,”-“servant," -" putteth her,”—
"her,"_" her."'l 8. for that thou hast vouchsafed to deli- been graciously ver this woman thy | pleased to preserve, servant from the through the great great pain and pe- 1 pain and peril of ril of Child-birth ; Child-birth, this won Grant, fc.
man thy servant,
9. Then the Mia
evermore. Amen. I 10. must offer accustomed offerings;
offerings, which shall be applied by the Minister and the Church-wardens to
• From the American Service. † American Form.
From the Commination, altered to Numbe vi. 24-26.
that others, admonished by their exam ple, might be the more afraid to offend.
3. and that ye should answer to every sentence, Amen :
Amen ; meaning thereby, So it is,
Verily it is true : To the intent that, being fc. 4. to worship it. | 4. to worship it.
Deut. xxvii: 15.+ or mother.
Prov. xx. 20.
Deut. xxvii. 17. out of his way. out of his way.
Deut. xxvii. 18. and widow.
Deut. xxvii. 19. neighbour se neighbour secretly.
Deut. xxvii. 24. neighbour's wife. neighbour's wife
Levit. xx. 10. the innocent. the innocent.
Deut. xxvii. 25. from the Lord. from the Lord.
Jer. xvii. 5.
Matt. xxv. 41;
Psalm xv. 3. 5. and seeking to bring forth worthy fruits of pe. | fruits worthy of renance.
pentance. (Luke iii. | 8)1.
• American Form.
+ In 1552, the foreign Reformer “Bucer, approving of the Office, and not seeing reason why it should be confined to one day, and not used oftener, at least four times a year, the title of it was altered when it came to be reviewed,” (Wheatly in Mant's Prayer - book. p. 505). The service is designed to warn sinners of their danger, and thus to lead them to repentance, and to Christ for salvation, as the Exhortation thus testifies at its close, “This if we do, Christ will deliver us from the curse of the law," &c. And surely this is an act of kindness and of charity? Nor are the denunciations of sin in this service stronger than those used by Christ and his Apostles. Matt. xxiii.33. ; Luke xviii. 3, 5; Heb. ii. 3, &c.
1 “ Wherever the congregation has been scandalized by our transgressions, surely a pub. lic avowal of our errors must prove an obvious method of making all the retribution we can, not only to God, but to offended society; ... This was in all probability the whole extent of the penance of the early Church.” (Bp. Short. s. 310, p. 170). “ This was commonly the penance that Christ enjoined sinners: Go thy way, and sin no more.' Which penance we shall never be able to fulfil, without the special grace of Him that doth say, 'Without me ye can do nothing." (Homily on Repentance, end of pt. ii. p. 484.)
• This is the true meaning of “Amen” in this place, “What God has threatened against sinners is justly due to them, and will certainly be inflicted upon them unless they repent,” (Crossman). If popular objections cannot be removed by this explanation, the “Amens” might be omitted, and the curses read, with a suitable alteration in the preface, such as “for which ye hear the curse of God to be due” in. stead of "affirm," &c.
+ The Scotch Liturgy is followed in the addi. tion of the references.
I In the numerous passages of Scripture in this Exhortation, it would be well to follow the last translation, as was done in 1661 in the case of the Curses, and in the Exhortation in the Marriage Service. Also to follow the Scotch Liturgy in giving the references in the margin.
6. the Priest and I 6. the Minister Clerks &c.
and Clerks &c. *
be gracious unto
his countenance + upon us, and give us peace, now and for evermore. Amen.
On Ash Wednesday, at Evening Prayer, immediately after the Collect [Lighten our darkness], shall these three Collects be used.
O Lord we be
seech, fc. Omost mighty
God, 8c. | Turn thou us, 18
O good Lord is
&c. * And the same may be said at other times when the Ordinary shall appoint at the end of the Litany, immediately after the Collect [We humbly beseech thee), or after the Third Collect at Evening Prayer.t
• The Scotch Liturgy might be followed in the use of the last translation of the Psalms.
+ From Num. vi. 24-26.
|| See the Rubric in the Evening Service for 30th January.
This permission would be useful in such cases as the days of humiliation appointed in, divers dioceses during the cholera in 1849.
THE “EDINBURGH REVIEW” AND PROTESTANTISM.
In October, 1851, we noticed with tion of the claims of this theory of an great pleasure an article in the Anglo Catholicism, which has now “Edinburgh Review” upon the “An- shewn itself pretty plainly to be none glo Catholic Theory,” in which the other than the genuine Catholicism of long continued unprotestantizing or Rome thinly veiled, to be unshrouded ganization of the school of Froude, as opportunity made further developNewman, and Co., was handled with ment desirable. We have no wish to all the truth and severity such trea- add a word to the complete dissection chery deserved. The article in ques- with which Mr. Bonamy Price has. tion has been reprinted; for so great annihilated the pretensions of this has been the demand for the number theory as a system independent of of the Review which contained it, that the false foundation of Rome. it has long been out of print.
We wish to direct the attention of The immediate cause of this sub- our readers to one statement of the ject being taken up in such a quar- Edinburgh Reviewer, upon the subter, was the agitation consequent ject of positive Protestantism; and we upon the late aggression of the Pope. are anxious to bring that statement The reviewer, in meeting that attempt to bear with all its own force upon of the Roman Pontiff to insult and rule our position in relation to positive Pothis country,probed a little deeper than pery. We do this because we are not the apparent circumstances of that a little suspicious that the same remeasure; and in seeking for a satis- view, “we do not say the same wrifactory explanation of the otherwise ter,” which is justly indignant and almost inexplicable conduct of the impatient at real though concealed court of Rome, he boldly laid much, Popery within the Church, would at if not the chief part of the fault, at the same time be very careless, if not the door of the Tractarian party. It very indignant, were we to put the is not our present business to follow the recommendation of its able writer in writer in his closely reasoned examina- practice when dealing with the treat
ment of Popery proper. The state- which worldly politicians will sugo ment we refer to is as follows:-" If gest. Rome is to be driven back, she must While we write this, the “ Times" be assailed in her fundamental prin- has favoured us with an article, which ciples : she must be met by a full and indicates, with tolerable clearness, brave counter-assertion of the truth. what opposition may be expected to We must have faith in Protestantism: our demand. we must appreciate its principles or When all England rang last year we are lost.” Now this advice we with indignant outcries against the inapply to the policy it behoves us to sult offered by the Pope to the Crown, adopt with reference to Maynooth; the liberties, and the religion of Engbut we fear that the instant we at- land, the “ Times," after waiting for tempt to do this, we shall be met by a time to feel its way, discerned that the startling counter-statement that England was Protestant, and became “ in England we can and ought to wonderfully and pretty steadily Proassail Rome in her fundamental prin- testant also. We then repelled the ciples, and that she must be met by insolence of the man, perhaps too a full and brave counter-assertion of much separated from the dishonour the truth; but that in Ireland, and to done to God, we now seek to stop, at Ireland, principle must bow to expe- least in England and in Ireland, that diency; and what is a solemn duty which makes the man a virtual sovein England, becomes a foolish piece reign, and which makes and keeps of fanaticism in Ireland. We are thousands of our fellow-countrymen afraid that the timid and contradic- his slaves and our enemies. And tory policy of the present tottering here the “Times” steps in, and by a cabinet will make us reverse our re- sneering article, which does no honour viewer's statement, and that his sen- to its acknowledged talents, and which tence will read :-"In Ireland Rome must call down shame upon the writer, must not be thwarted; she must be insults and mocks those who see the helped onwards; the nation must pay question of England's Protestantisın for teaching more perfectly her fun- and the Maynooth grant, in its true damental principles; and our full and and only light. It confesses in one brave counter-assertion of the truth breath that it has “no reason to think must be rendered ridiculous and nu highly of the policy which founded a gatory by our at the same time nation college at Maynooth," and the sole ally fostering and providing for a hot- arguments by which it is now advobed of Popery like Maynooth, which cated, are the pleas of toleration and is constantly sending forth priests to liberality, coupled with the threat that propagate both in Ireland and Eng. if we refuse the grant, it would be land what we believe to be a false supplied by the Irish, and paid “ with religion.” Of what value is “ faith execrations far better merited than in Protestantism" if we at one and those which the Celt is in the habit of the same time, in another portion of heaping on the Saxon.” The Queen's the Queen's dominions, so strangely colleges are to fall, “ the system of belie our faith as to uphold and mixed education, and all that has been strengthen that which is its grand and done for the enlightenment and paciancient enemy? How can we, with fication of Ireland.” Nay more, we the smallest truth, say that we appre are threatened with the rise of that ciate its principles, and embrace them dangerous question, as to how far a thoroughly, if we consent any longer minority, which refuses any support to that “national provision for the to the religion of the majority, is jusspread of principles as diametrically tified in compelling that majority to opposed to each other as God and Sa- support its own. tan?" We, are lost indeed, if we suf- These threats may sound very terfer ourselves to be turned aside in our rible in the writer's own ears, and he opposition to the Maynooth grant by may possibly imagine that they will any of the false and miserably insuf- tell on the fears of a public mind, but ficient reasons for its maintenance he little knows the temper and con
science of the religionists at whom he ears, and hearts of her sons and daughsneers, if he thinks that such argue ters, there the chains of a superstiments can weigh a feather when placed tious and tyrannous priesthood fall off, against those fundamental principles and the bondsmen of Rome become for which they are bound at all times, the freemen of Christ; but what anand in all places, and under all cir. swer can we return to these naturally cumstances, consistently to contend. shrewd people, if, when they are them
The “excellent” but “misguided" selves convinced of the errors and people whom the “ Times” condemns, abominations of Rome, they, in their are the very men who will take the turn, ask the very rational question, greatest care to let their resistance to If Protestantism be true, and we now this grant be accompanied with such believe it to be so, how is it that Engmeasures as shall, with God's blessing, land still pays her thousands to rear achieve a far greater and more endu- and educate a priesthood who hold ring reformation for Ireland, in her and teach that it is false? political, social, and religious condi- Shall we not answer in the words of tion, than all those temporising reme- the passage we have quoted from the dies which the “ Times” boasts to have “Edinburgh Review;" and shall we done much to pacificate and enlighten not consign the weak and trashy artithat country.
cles of the “Times," with all its threats That Ireland is stretching out her of possible and probable consequences, hands unto God, and seeking to be to that fate which such a halt-hearted delivered from the oppressive yoke of and cowardly policy richly merits? Popery, let the heart-stirring accounts The battle of Protestanism must be of the reformation now going forward fought on this question of the Maywitness. Wherever the pure and simple nooth giant, and that this forthcoming Gospel is allowed to reach the eyes, and session.
THE GREAT PROPRIETOR AND HIS STEWARDS.
From Bishop Latimer's Sermon to the Convocation of the Clergy, 1536. St. Luke saith, the Lord spake these it is He that giveth to us all things words to His disciples : “There was abundantly; it is He at whose hand a certain rich man, which had a stew- we receive both our lives, and all ard; and the same was accused unto other things necessary for the preserhim that he had wasted his goods. vation of the same. What man hath And he called him, and said unto any thing, I pray you, but he hath him, How is it that I hear this of received it of His plentifulness? To thee? give an account of thy stew- be short, it is He that "openeth His ardship; for thou mayest be no longer hand, and filleth all things living with steward.” Wherefore let it be out of His blessing,” and giveth unto us in all doubt, that He spake them to us, most ample ways His benediction. which even as we will be counted the Neither can His treasure be spent; successors and vicars of Christ's dis- how much soever we lavish out, how ciples, so we be, if we be good dis- much soever we take of Him, His pensers, and do our duty. He said treasure tarrieth still, ever taking, these things partly to us, which spake never spent. them partly of Himself. For He is He is also the Good Man of the that Rich Man, which not only had, house; the Church is His household, but hath, and shall evermore have, which ought with all diligence to be I say not one, but many stewards, fed with His word, and his sacraeven to the end of the world.
ments. These be His goods most He is man, seeing that He is God precious, the dispensation and admiand man. He is rich not only in nistration whereof He hath now commercy, but in all kind of riches : for mitted to bishops and curates. Which