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21. Against Rebellion.

[This article is received in this church, so far as it declares the books of Homilies to be an explication of Christian doctrine, and instructive in piety and morals. But all references to the constitution and laws of England are considered as inapplicable to the circumstances of this church, which also suspends the order for the reading of said Homilies in churches until a revision of them may be conveniently made, for the clearing of them, as well from obsolete words and phrases, as from the local references.]

Art. XXXVI. Of Consecration of Bishops and Ministers.

The book of consecration of bishops, and ordering of priests and deacons, as set forth by the General Convention of this church in 1792, doth contain all things necessary to such consecration and ordering; neither hath it anything that, of itself, is superstitious and ungodly : and, therefore, whosoever are consecrated or ordered according to said form, we decree all such to be rightly, orderly, and lawfully consecrated and ordered.

Art. XXXVII. Of the Power of the Civil Magistrates.

The power of the civil magistrate extendeth to all men, as well clergy as laity, in all things temporal; but hath no authority in things purely spiritual. And we hold it to be the duty of all men who are professors of the Gospel, to pay respectful obedience to the civil authority, regularly and legitimately constituted.

Art. XXXVIII. Of Christian Men's Goods, which are not

common. The riches and goods of Christians are not common, as touching the right, title, and possession of the same, as certain anabap: tists do falsely boast.. Notwithstanding, every man ought, of such things as he possesseth, liberally to give alms to the poor, according to his ability.

Art. XXXIX. Of a Christian Man's Oath. As we confess that vain and rash swearing is forbidden Christian men by our Lord Jesus Christ, and James his apostle : so we judge that Christian religion doth not prohibit, but that a man may swear when the magistrate requireth, in a cause of faith and charity, so it be done according to the prophet's teaching, in justice, judgment, and truth.

TABLE OF CONTENTS, he Canons of the Protestant Episcopal

Church of the United States.

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THE CONSTITUTION of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America,

. . 283 CANONS OF 1832. Canon I. Of the Orders of Ministers in this Church, .289

II. Of the Election of Bishops (repealed by Canon

I., 1835), .
III. Of the Certificates to be produced on the part of

the Bishops Elect, .
IV. Of Standing Committees,
V. Of the Consecration of Bishops during the Re-

cess of the General Convention, . . ib.
VI. Of Assistant Bishops, ..
VII. Of the Performance of Episcopal Duties in Va-

cant Dioceses (repealed by Canon III., 1838), ib. VIII. Of the Age of those who are to be Ordained or

Consecrated,
IX. Of Candidates for Orders (repealed by Canon
IV., 1838), .

293
X. Of the Conduct required in Candidates for Orders, ib.
XI. Of Candidates for Orders who are Lay Readers, ib.
XII. Of Candidates who may be refused Orders, . ib.
XIII. Of the Learning of those who are to be Ordained
(repealed by Canon V., 1838),

294 XIV. Of the Preparatory Exercises of a Candidate for

Deacons’Orders, (repealed by Canon V., 1841), ib. XV. Of the Testimonials to be produced on the part

of those who are to be Ordained, . . ib. XVI. Of Candidates coming from places within the

United States in which the Constitution of this

Church has not been acceded to, . . 296 XVII. Of Deacons, .. XVIII. Of the Preparatory Exercises of a Candidate for Priests' Orders,

ib. XIX. Of the Titles of those who are to be Ordained

Priests,
XX. Of the Times of Ordination, .

ib.

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XXI. Of those who have officiated as Ministers among

other Denominations of Christians, and apply

for Orders in this Church (repealed by Canon

III., 1835),

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XXII. Of Clergymen Ordained for Foreign Parts, ib.

XXIII. Of Clergymen Ordained by Foreign Bishops, or

by Bishops not in communion with this Church,

and desirous of Officiating or Settling in this

Church (repealed by Canon VI., 1841), .

XXIV. Of Ministers celebrating Divine Service in a

Foreign Language, . . . . ib.

XXV. Of Episcopal Visitations, ..

XXVI. Of the Duty of Ministers in regard to Episcopal

Visitations,

299

XXVII. Of Episcopal Charges and Pastoral Letters, . 300

XXVIII. Of Parochial Instruction,

XXIX. Of the Duty of Ministers to keep a Register, . ib.

XXX. Of the Election and Institution of Ministers into

Parishes or Churches,

XXXI. Of the Officiating of Ministers of this Church in

the Churches, or within the Parochial Cures,

of other Clergymen,

XXXII. Of Episcopal Resignations, . . . 302

XXXIII. Of the Dissolution of all Pastoral Connection

between Ministers and their Congregations, . 304

XXXIV. Of Differences between Ministers and their Con-

regations, . ..

XXXV. Of Ministers removing from one Diocese to

another (repealed by Canon IV., 1835), .

XXXVI. Of the officiating of Persons not Ministers of

this Church,

XXXVII. Of Offences for which Ministers shall be Tried

and Punished,
XXXVIII. Of a Minister declaring that he will no longer be

a Minister of this Church, .

XXXIX. Of Degradation from the Ministry, and of Pub-

lishing the Sentence thereof,

XL. Of a Clergyman in any Diocese chargeable wi

misdemeanor in any other, . . . 308

XLI. Of the due Celebration of Sundays, . . ib.

XLII. Of Crimes and Scandals to be Censured,

XLIII. Of a Congregation in any Diocese uniting with

any other Diocese, .

XLIV. Of the Mode of Publishing Authorized Editions

of the Standard Bible of this Church,

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PAGE XLV. Of the use of the Book of Common Prayer, .310 XLVI: Of the Mode of Publishing Authorized Editions

of the Book of Common Prayer, &c. (repealed
by Canon VI., 1835),

· ib. XLVII. Of Forms of Prayer or Thanksgiving for Extra

. ordinary Occasions, XLVIII. Of a List of the Ministers of this Church. ib. XLIX. Of the Mode of Calling Special Meetings of the General Convention,

. . 311 L. Of the Mode of transmitting Notice of all Mat

ters submitted by the General Convention to

the Consideration of the Diocesan Conventions, 312 LI. Of the Mode of Securing an Accurate View of

the State of the Church, from time to time

(repealed by Canon VII., 1835), .
LII. Of the Alms and Contributions at the Holy

Communion,
LIII. Of the Requisites of a Quorum,
LIV. Of Defraying the Expenses of the General Con-

vention (repealed by Canon VIII., 1835), .
LV. Of the Trustees of the General Theological

Seminary, .
LVI. Repealing Former Canons, i

CANONS OF 1835.
Canon I. Of the Election of Bishops (repealed by Can-

on I. 1838), ..
II. of Missionary Bishops (repealed by Canon I., ..
1838),

. ib. III. Of those who have officiated without Episcopal

Ordination, as Ministers among other denomi.
nations of Christians, and apply for Orders in

this Church (repealed by. Canon VII., 1838), ib. IV. Of Ministers removing from one Diocese to an

other (repealed by Canon VII., 1841), 314 V. Of Amenability and Citations, . VI. Of the Mode of Publishing Authorized Editions

of the Book of Common Prayer, &c. (repealed

by Canon IX., 1838), .
VII. Of the Mode of Securing an Accurate View of

the State of the Church from time to time (re

pealed by Canon VIII., 1841),
VIII. Of defraying the Expenses of the General Con-

vention (repealed by Canon X., 1838), ib.

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CANONS OF 1838.
Canon I. Of the Election of Bishops, . .
II. Of Missionary Bishops,

316
III. Of the Performance of Episcopal Duties in Va-
cant Dioceses,

. 317 IV. Of Candidates for Orders (repealed by Canon IX., 1841), .

318 V. Of the Learning of those who are to be Ordained, ib. VI. Candidates for Orders Ineligible to the General

Convention, ..
VII. Concerning Candidates for Orders in this Church,

who have been Ministers, Licentiates, or Stu-
dents of Theology among other Religious De-
nominations, .

· 319 VIII. Of the Organizing of New Dioceses formed out of

Existing Dioceses, .
IX. Of the Mode of Publishing Authorized Editions

of the Book of Common Prayer, &c.,. . . 321
X. Of defraying the Expenses of General Conven-
tions,

322 XI. Of Repealed Canons, .

CANONS OF 1841.
Canon I. Of the Treasurer of the Convention,

II. Of a Clergyman absenting himself from his Dio-
cese,.

. 323 III. Of the Election of a Missionary Bishop to the

office of Diocesan Bishop, .
IV. Of the Trial of Bishops,
V. Of the Preparatory Exercises of a Candidate for

Deacons Orders
VI. Of Clergymen Ordained by Foreign Bishops in

Communion with this Church, and desirous of

Officiating or settling in this Church,. . 326 VII. Of Ministers Removing from one Diocese to another,

327 VIII. Of the Mode of Securing an Accurate View of

the State of the Church, from time to time, . 329 IX. Of Candidates for Orders, .

. 330 X. Of Clergymen Ordained by Bishops not in Com

munion with this Church, and desirous of
Officiating or Settling in this Church, .

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