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THE

ECCLESIOLOGIST

(N E W SERIES VOLUME IX)

"Surge igitur et fac et erit Dominus tecum"

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THE

ECCLESIOLOGIST.

Surge igitur et fac: et erit Dominus tecum.”

No. LXXXII.-FEBRUARY, 1851.

(NEW SERIES, NO. xlvi.)

ADDRESS.

mence our course,

OUR Twelfth Volume begins under different circumstances from those of any preceding occasion when we have had to recom

Our earlier days were the enthusiastic enjoyment of young men, undergraduates, revelling in the exploration of a new and fascinating pursuit, which we knew to be as true, by the voice of general antiquity, as it was to this shallow generation novel. Year after year, our doctrines took deeper root, spread wider their branches. Personal persecution, personal disappointment enough we underwent; but our public course was one of progress. Now a new epoch seems opening to us; we can no longer continue the peaceful study of theoretical principles, or quietly aid in their practical manifestation. We have been very successful, and our success has borne a common fruit. The very pages of the present Number contain the tokens of our visible success, in the account of the consecration of the first new Cathedral, founded on British ground, for our Communion, during the last three hundred years. The Colonies, too, are all of them developing, with the Episcopate, its outward form. We are a

We are a " large party,” and the world fears us. We find ourselves no longer in conflict with the foes of our tenderer days. The Prime Minister has pronounced the ritualism of the Anglo-Catholic Church to be the "mummeries of superstition.” Lord Ashley would rather worship by the banks of the river side (where he would not find S. Paul to join him), than in a church whose chancel remains

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