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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.
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 Of the Election of Bishops (repealed by Canon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), .
the Bishops Elect, .
cess of the General Convention, . . ib.
cant Dioceses (repealed by Canon III., 1838), ib. VIII. Of the Age of those who are to be Ordained or
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
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
· 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), .
vention (repealed by Canon VIII., 1835), .
CANONS OF 1835.
on I. 1838), ..
. ib. III. Of those who have officiated without Episcopal
Ordination, as Ministers among other denomi.
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), .
the State of the Church from time to time (re
pealed by Canon VIII., 1841),
vention (repealed by Canon X., 1838), ib.
this Chum. ib.
CANONS OF 1838.
. 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
who have been Ministers, Licentiates, or Stu-
· 319 VIII. Of the Organizing of New Dioceses formed out of
Existing Dioceses, .
of the Book of Common Prayer, &c.,. . . 321
322 XI. Of Repealed Canons, .
CANONS OF 1841.
II. Of a Clergyman absenting himself from his Dio-
. 323 III. Of the Election of a Missionary Bishop to the
office of Diocesan Bishop, .
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