The General Ecclesiastical Constitution of the American Church: Its History and Rationale

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T. Whittaker, 1891 - 291 من الصفحات

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الصفحة 131 - NO MAN SHALL BE accounted or taken to be a lawful Bishop, Priest, or Deacon in the United Church of England, or SUFFERED TO EXECUTE ANY OF THE SAID FUNCTIONS, except he be called, tried, examined, and admitted thereunto, according to the form hereafter following...
الصفحة 60 - Him, all persons are equally entitled to protection in their religious liberty: wherefore, no person ought, by any law, to be molested in his person or estate on account of his religious persuasion or profession, or for his religious practice, unless, under the color of religion, he shall disturb the good order, peace, or safety of the state, or shall infringe the laws of morality, or injure others in their natural, civil, or religious rights...
الصفحة 235 - And in all cases, the House of Bishops shall signify to the convention their approbation or disapprobation (the latter with their reasons in writing) within three days after the proposed act shall have been reported to them for concurrence ; and in failure thereof, it shall have the operation of a law.
الصفحة 154 - ... we cannot but be extremely cautious, lest we should be the instruments of establishing an ecclesiastical system which will be called a branch of the church of England, but afterwards may possibly appear to have departed from it essentially, either in doctrine or in discipline.
الصفحة 234 - The Bishops of this Church, when there shall be three or more, shall, whenever General Conventions are held, form a separate House, with a right to originate and propose acts for the concurrence of the House of Deputies...
الصفحة 59 - That, as it is the duty of every man to worship God in such manner as he thinks most acceptable to him; all persons, professing the Christian religion, are equally entitled to protection in their religious liberty...
الصفحة 96 - But when in the course of Divine Providence, these American States became independent with respect to Civil Government, their Ecclesiastical Independence was necessarily included; and the different religious denominations of Christians in these States were left at full and equal liberty to model and organize their respective Churches, and forms of worship, and discipline, in such manner as they might judge most convenient for their future prosperity; consistently with the Constitution...
الصفحة 119 - The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies in the Church of England...
الصفحة 73 - In all matters which shall come before the Convention, the Clergy and Laity shall deliberate in one body; and in voting, the Clergy shall vote by individuals and the Laity by congregations ; and...

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