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hoped that they will tend to produce his example were more generafly folthe wished for effect. But when I de lowed! It is hoped, however, that we clare my satisfaction at their general shall not long see our fellow churchtenor and object, I must express my men make a point of showing their disconcern at an omission which (to some regard for the predictions of the Holy at least) appears to be important. I Spirit, and their small respect for the refer to the custom which at present character of our Lord, by determined seems to be gaining ground among the opposition to a custom established by members of our church, of neglecting precedent, sanctioned by Scripture, and to bow at the mention of the name of conformable to the dictates of reason Jesus during the repetition of the Creed, and devotion. With respect to the as also of omitting to rise when the other matter mentioned, a slight consipreacher, at the close of his discourse, deration of the propriety of the estagives that glory which is so justly due blished usage would, it is supposed, be to the Almighty. Both these practices sufficient to induce any to correct their have been in use from the earliest ages, practice. The rubric requires (and are sanctioned by Scripture itself, and with great propriety) that the doxology are reasonable and proper in the high- shall be repeated standing: analogy est degree. It would, perhaps, be im- renders it necessary that the attribution proper to enlarge upon the subject at of glory to God at the close of the serpresent, but, should opportunity fa- mon, which is, if possible, a more soe vour, it may be more fully discussed at lemn act of praise and thanksgiving, some future time. I cannot, however, should be performed in the same reavoid observing, with reference to that spectful manner. remarkable passage, Phil. ii. 10, 11, The excellent remarks of your corthat; as in the repetition of the Creed, respondent, respecting the necessity and we openly and decidedly avow our be- beauty of order in public worship, will lief in the Divinity and Messiahship of fully apply to their subject, and preChrist, that certainly must be a most clude any further observations by proper opportunity of manifesting our

2. U. respect and reverence towards our Saviour, by doing all that lies in our

For the Christian Journal. power to fulfil the declaration of the apostle -- that at the name of Jesus The annual meeting of the Newevery knee should bow, of things in York Bible and Common Prayer Book heaven, and things in earth, and things Society was held in Trinity church, under the earth; and that every tongue New-York, on Tuesday, the 25th of should confess that Jesus Christ is February, 1823, when the thirteenth Lord, to the glory of God the Father." annual report of the board of managers The objection which has been urged, was read and accepted, and the follow6s that by so doing we act in contradic- ing gentlemen elected, to be associated tion to our common practice, as at with the clergy of the Protestant Episother times we neglect to show any copal Church, residing in this city, as mark of reverence at the mention of the board of managers for the ensuing that sacred name," is at best but a nega- year:Matthew Clarkson, John One tive argument, and very inconclusive. derdonk, John Slidell, Henry Rogers, Is it to say, that because we neglect our George Dominick,Gulian Ludlow, Isaac duty on some occasions, (which perhaps Carow, Richard Whisey, HenryM-Farare considered of no consequence, we lan, Richard Platt. should also neglect it on solemn and Ata meeting of the board of manaimportant occasions, that so we may be gers, on the following Friday, the Rev. consistent in our negligence? It is Benjamin T. Onderdonk was elected well known that the truly great and secretary, Gulian Ludlow, treasurer, good man, Robert Boyle, was accus- and Henry M‘Farlan, agent; and the tomed never to mention the name of Rev. Thomas Lyell, D.D. Henry RoGod without a solemn pause, indicative gers, and John Slidell, appointed to be of his reverence and awe. Would that associated with the president, secretary,


and agent, as the standing committee. senting them to Christ; to be sanctified The following is the report :- by his grace, and saved by his merits, Thirteenth Annual Report of the Board ing to himself. We may surely trust,

he will mercifully receive it as an offerof Managers of the New-York Bi- that he will consider as done to him, őle and Common Prayer Book So- whatever we do to promote the unity, ciety.

purity, and prosperity of the church Another year, the divine Head of which he loved, and for which he gave the church has honoured this society himself. with being an instrument for promot- Of this character, we humbly hope, ing the great ends designed by the esta- are the operations of our society. The blishment of his kingdom. The in- board would have rejoiced in the means strumentality has, indeed, been hum- of having them more extensive. They ble ; but, we may hope, pot altogether have done what they could. They unblessed. Two hundred and forty-six have endeavoured faithfully to apply Bibles, and six hundred and fifteen the resources with which they were proPrayer Books, have been gratuitously vided; and hope that the prayers of distributed. They have gone into va- their fellow-members will be united with parts


our stạtę; and have con- their own, that the divine blessing may duced, we trust, to disseminate a know- attend their efforts. ledge of the true God, and of Jesus The operations of the past year mak Christ, whom he hath sent—of the doc- the aggregate of distributions by the sotrines and precepts of his religion--and ciety, since its establishment, 10,707 of the nature and constitution of the copies of the Bible, the New Testachurch which he has established as the ment, and the Book of Common Prayer. channel of his grace and nercy to a In consequence of the sickness which fallen world, and the solemn obliga- prevailed in the city last fall, the subtions under which it lays its members. criptions of members for the past year

In promoting such objects, we per- have not been collected. Their collecform the best species of charity. We tion will be combined with that of those improve the condition of our fellow- due for the current year. The board men, as intelligent, and promote their would express the hope that all the preperfection, as immortal beings. We sent members will gladly continue their rescue them from the degradation and patronage to so excellent an object, and misery of irreligion and vice, and open that others will be added to the number to them the pure pleasures and heavenly who thus lend unto the Lord. Animconsolations of piety here, and its infi- mediate advantage to members, and nite reward hereafter. We make those their families, will be found in the alwho might become the disgrace and lowance of one Bible, or one octavo pests of society, creditable and useful to Prayer Book, for every dollar thus conit. We promote all the good to indi- tributed. viduals, and the community, which can- For the reason stated above, the renot but flow from the extension of a ceipts into our treasury, during the past church, holding and disseminating evan- year, have been small, being limited to gelical truth, in its primitive purity, the interest of the permanent fund, and dispensing, in the divinely appoint- which fund amounts to $ 5,374 56. od

way, the means and pledges of sal- The board, at its last meeting, apvation provided by the Redeemer of propriated $ 450 to the procuring of mankind. And if he has promised to Bibles and Prayer Books for distriburegard as extended to himself, the re- tion. May the blessing of God go with lief which we afford to the bodily ne- them, and sanctify them to his glory, cessities of our brethren, we surely may the good of his church, and the spirihope, that when we bestow our efforts tual and eternal welfare of his people! on turning men from darkness to light, Signed by order of the board, and from the power of Satan to God;

Thomas LYELL, Chairman, reclaiming them from the way of spiri- Attest, tual and eternal destruction and pre- BENJAMIN T. ONDERDONK, Secretary. VOL. VII.


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tion of our Saviour-Be ye also ready The Bible and Prayer Book Society for in such an hour as ye think not the of Albany, and its vicinity, held its' an- Son of man cometh." nual meeting in St. George's church, During the last year we have witin the city of Schenectady, on Tuesday nessed, with great pleasure, increasing evening, the 25th of February, 1823, at calls upon us to enter with renewed dihalf past six o'clock.

ligence upon the great work in which Evening prayer was conducted by we are engaged. This work, beyond all the Rev. Alexis P. Proal, rector of St. question, is the greatest in which human George's church, and an appropriate beings can be employed. It is nothing sermon was preached by the Rev. Da- less than effectual efforts to rescue imvid Butler, rector of St. Paul's church, mortal souls from the power of sin and Troy, Rensselaer county. A collec- Satar, and to translate them into the tion was then made in aid of the funds glorious liberty of the sons of God; to of the society.

make them happy in the enjoyment of In the absence of the president, and the divine favour in the present life, vice-presidents of the society, on mo- and in the participation of eternal saltion, it was

vation in that which is to come. In Resolved, 'That the Rev. Mr. Butler comparison with a work of this descriptake the chair.

tion, the grandest projects of human Resolved, That the Rev. Mr. Proal genius dwindles into insignificance and be appointed secretary.

nothing The Rev. Mr. Lacey then presented The institution of Sunday schools in the following report in behalf of the nearly all the parishes of our church, board of

and the organization of new congrega

tions in newly settled places, render the Report.

continuance and increase of our exerThe managers of the Bible and Prayer tions indispensable. And, so long as Book Society of Albany and its vicini. the improvement of the rising generaty, in presenting to their constituents, tion, and the supply of our poorër at the elose of their official term, a state- brethren with the Holy Scriptures, and ment of their proceedings during the the inimitable formulary of our worlast year, cannot refrain from offering ship, are admitted to be objects of great to Almighty God their deep and un- importance; your zeal, we trust, in feigned aspirations of gratitude for the promoting the objects of thris society, preservation of their lives to the pre- will not diminish. The sort of good sent time, and for the degree of success produced by the dissemination of the with which he has been pleased to word of God, and the Book of Comcrown their feeble endeavours to pre- mon Prayer, is, indeed, noiseless, but mote the interest of his church. Of the it nevertheless is of the purest and most twenty-one officers chosen at the last exalted order. We believe, from unanniversary, all, excepting one, have doubted testimony, that our society, been permitted by his gracious provi- humble as its pretensions are, has, undence to see the close of their official der the blessings of Divine Providence, term. Mr. Tabor a pious and interest- been the happy instrument of contriing young man, has been removed, in buting, in many instances, to the prethe midst of life and usefulness, from sent and eternal interests of our fellowthis state of trial to his reward in ano- creatures. And, surely, if we can be ther world. He died as he had lived; the means of reclaiming a single sinner, resigned to the dispensations of Divine or of administering consolation to the Providence, and with an humble hope bosom of a solitary Christian, we shall of acceptance in the sight of God, be amply remunerated for all our lathrough the merits of his beloved Son. bour of love. “ They," says the word His sudden call to the dread tribunal of of God, “ that be wise, shall shine as his Maker, to give an account for the the brightness of the firmament, and deeds done in the body, solemnly and they that turn many to righteousness, as forcibly presses upon us all the admonin the stars for ever and ever.''

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The following schedule exhibits the

Episcopal Acts. state of the treasury :-Permanent fund At a special ordination, held in St. $ 1,250; interest thereon for one year Paul's church, Charleston, South-Caro$ 75; collections, donations, subscrip- lina, on Sunday, the 23d of February, tions, and the avails of books sold 1823, by the Right Rev. Bishop Bowen, $ 104 34; balance in the treasury last Benjamin Huger Fleming, of Georgeyear $ 63 71-making in all $ 243 5. town, was admitted to the holy order The disbursements for books purchased of deacons. Morning service was perduring the last year amount to $ 178 formed by the Rev. Mr. Delavaux, rec864 leaving now in the treasury $ 64 tor of St. Matthew's parish, and the 18} cents.

sermon preached by the Rev. Mr. Books purchased by the society have Hanckell, rector of St. Paul's. been distributed in the cities of Albany, On Thursday, the 27th of February, Schenectady, and Troy; and in the 1823, St. Stephen's church, in Philacounties of Washington, Warren, Otse- delphia, was consecrated to the service go, Saratoga, Chenango, Montgomery, of 'Almighty God, by the Right Rev. and Cheteauque; in the states of Ohio William White, D. D. Bishop of the and Illinois, and in the Michigan terri Protestant Episcopal Church in this tory.

state, in the presence of the

Right Rev.

John Henry Hobart, D. D. of NewOn motion, resolved, that the report York, the episcopal clergy of this city, be accepted.

and a large concourse of other personş. Resolved, That the Rev. Mr. Butler Morning prayer was celebrated by be requested to furnish the secretary a the Rev. Dr. Abercrombie, and the copy of his sermon, to be published, Rev. James Montgomery; and a very with

the proceedings of this evening, in appropriate and impressive sermon dethe Christian Journal.

livered by the Right Rev. Bishop HoThe society then proceeded to elect, bart, from Heb. xii. part of the 23d by ballot, the officers for the ensuing verse. year. The following persons were The numerous congregation assemunanimously chosen :-Philip S. Van bled on the occasion were still and atRensselaer,president; William A.Duer, tentive, in a degree evincive of the deep 1st vice-president; George Tibbits, 2d interest they took in the solemnities of vice-president; James C. Duane, 3d the day. vice-president; Henry Trowbridge, This beautiful edifice is a chaste and treasurer ; S. D. W. Bloodgood, re- correct specimen of Gothic architeccording secretary; Henry B. Davis, ture, and is the only one in the councorresponding secretary.

try that in its external appearance, and Managers.---James Gibbons, John internal arrangements, is conformed to T. Cooper, James Dexter, John R. that style of building-for, though we Satterlee, James Stevenson, Stephen offend against the canons of the science, Warren, Nathan Warren, William S. yet we must be allowed to use the term Parker, G. Van Schoonhoven, D. Mar- style, in reference to Gothic modelstin, D. Tomlinson, G. W. Feather considering them to have a character as stonaugh, Barrent Staats.

appropriate and as well defined as any The following clergymen, members acknowledged style can have; and of the society, are (ex officio) mana- thinking, moreover, from its suitabler

: gers :--The Rev. Mr. Butler, the Rev. ness to sacred edifices, that it ought to Mr. Lacey, the Rev. Mr. Dorr, the be called the ecclesiastical style. Rev, Mr. Proal, the Rev. Mr. Potter. As this church has been admired by

On motion, resolved, That the next all who have seen it, it will doubtless annual meeting be held in Trinity gratify our readers, and will be but an church, Lansingburgh, Rensselaer coun- act of justice to the eminent architect, ty; and that the Rev. Mr. Potter be re. William Strickland, esq. of this city, of quested to preach a sermon on the oc- whose skill, and taste, and indefatigacasion; and, in case of his absence, that ble services, gratuitously exercised and the Rev. Mr Proal supply his place. rendered, is a noble monument, to,

subjoin the following technical descrip with highly enriched Gothic soffits, supa tion of the structure :

ported by brackets projecting from the

wall. Description of St. Stephen's Church,

The gallery screen is parallel with Philadelphia.

the sides of the church; connected in a This Gothic structure stands on the semicircular form opposite the pulpit. cast side of Tenth, between Market and It is enriched with perforated tracery Chesnut streets, and presents an ap

and pannel work, and lined with purpearance highly bold and impressive. ple drapery. It is supported by clusIts extreme length from east to west is tered columns, the front reed of each 102 feet. The breadth of the body of column rising above the capital, and the building is 55 feet, and that of the terminating in a canopy on a level with front, including the towers, 61 feet.

the top rail of the screen. The western front consists of two

From the upper part of the intervals be-, octangular towers, 86 feet in height, tween the windows of the flanks, spring carried up on the north and south the massy ribs which sustain the ceiling. angles, comprising five stories, with Each rib is supported by brackets, and windows and offsets, terminating in an

terminates in a key or pendant, the embattled parapet.

spandrils being pierced with pannels. The curtain, or space between the These ribs, brackets, and pendants, betowers, is 33 feet front by 60 feet in ing regularly disposed along the ceilheight, and contains three doors of en- ing, dividing it into many comparttrance, over which there are three largements, form a rich and decidedly beauwindows, formed within a recessed tiful perspective effect, particularly arch, 24 feet wide by 36 feet in height. when viewed from the east or west end

On each fank are the windows of of the church. The organ-toft, or choir, the north and south aisles, being sepa

is situated on the western front, in the rated by mullions into four compart, it is large enough to contain 50 choris

rear of the circular pews of the gallery: ments, and decorated with pannelļed tracery: The sash is composed of lead, ters, and is amply lighted by the three and divided into small quarries of glass front windows. The ground floor conThe interior of the church has a ves

tains 122 pews, the gallery 54: making tibule or antichamber, separated from

a total of 176 pews. the body of the building, which commu

The building is warmed with a Lea nicates with a stairway in each tower, high coal furnace, built in the cellar. leading to the gallery and organ-loft.

It is the intention of the building From the vestibule there are three committee to embellish the windows screen openings, corresponding with with stained glass, and to crown the the outer doors, which lead into the

towers in front with ogee domes, and aisles and pews.

the appropriate cross, ball, and vane. The pulpit and chancel form the

The building, thus completed, will principal decoration of the eastern front, present a correct specimen of the Gothic being highly finished with recessed architecture of the middle ages.-Che screen pannels, tracery,

and clustered Record. columns, supporting four projecting canopies. There is a large window im

Obituary Notices. mediately behind the pulpit, flanked

Rev. JOHN TYLER. with recessed pannels, being intended to receive marble tablets,* which

DIED, at Norwich, January 21st,

upon the Commandments and Lord's Prayer 1823, the Rev. John Tyler, rector of are to be sculptured. This window, Christ church, in the 81st year of his and the recessed pannels, are covered age

This venerable divine, the last of the

clergy in this diocess who received The tablets are presented by William orders immediately from the parent Strickland, esq, and are to be gratuitously church, was born at Wallingford, Consculptured by Mr. John Struthers, the marble

necticut, August 26th, 1742. From

mason of the church.

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