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Church Herald (Newspaper) - June 14, 1871, London, Middlesex The Churih Published on Wednesdays and Bedford Price One THE CHUECH AND has done more to encourage the jrrowine encroachments of Dissent upon the than the liberal and popular first of the Church s and next of her The fact seems to have been quite lost flight of in the that she is not a sect Eke the various and heterogeneous religious bodies outside her a religions community following some particular or adopting some wcnliar instead of being in communion with and Adhering to the teachings of the Catholic a veritable branch of that a society of Divine and its foundation having been laid by the Great Head of the Church from whom it has come down through the Apostles and Fathers in an unbroken succession of Divinely authorised ministrations present As it has been It was a society framed to extend over ffie whole which lite that great Indian tree might grow up in stateliness and throwing out its roots on all and from them shooting up fresh each to become a great tree each to send forth new and those roots new trunks and until the surface of the earth was and all the beasts of the field might lie down under the shadow of its It was a society intended at once to be both many and in its independent one in the root from which it in the identity of doctrine which it in the spirit which circulated through every limb in the source of its in its and and and and and it is to this and and venerable which did in this form exist so many hundred years that the Church of England traces back what it has Divinely and what it has faithfully to of tobe a member of such a commu nity as there must of necessity be No one can have any to membership therein who does not comply with its fundamental require Nor doesits in Englandis the erected into a recognised establishment of the king dom in anywise invalidate its either to regulate its own spiritual or to prescribe its own to insist on its inherited requirements of Every or organised tra know and is to be distinguished from a mere multitude or accidental concourse of by having a a form of a constant badge of peculiar peculiar privi and regularly appointed So that the promiscuous be it composed of whatever classes it can have no right to claim membership of the Church of England without possessing its requi site or to enjoy its privileges without attending to its This principle in adopted and acted more or by the sects And the circumstance of the Church having a legal or national as cannot surely divest it of rights or prerogatives which are inherent in its Divine organisation least of all of any or any privi only possesses incommon religious community in the It partly because is thus so fair and reasonable is lost sight it may be because the popular the day confuses or conceals unrighteous demands made alikefor the spiritual the temporal possessions of the Church of Wesay there is another and a different influence at and one which in no slight degree abets and Aggravates the otherwe mean that widespread nationalism which is acting so both morally and in an age which is so much boasted of as being Liberal and For Bationslism may be considered as the substitution of natural as the final crite instead of It as Erastianism also that the impressions of men are to be blended together merely by some rational rule and that even religious faith can find a competent originator and director in mere human wisdom and It to this are to be traced the ingenious and plausible specu lations of the German And there is a similar not only to be but among our countrymen on the Englishmen are more inclined to form political combinations than to weave philosophic whatever inclination of this latter description there it generally assumes some practical And so it we that they claim so coolly to dispense with that historical system which conveys to the Church s because they think their practical obser vation and good so habitually shown to be such in the affairs of this quite capable of fur nishing them with a criterion of truth and even in things relating to the highest mysteries of we have seen we fear with only too much alleged the English people is too great to need any help in the settlement of its religion it is able to elaborate creed for itself oat of those ancient documents in which it is its willto place It will no more dictated to in religion than in politics or in taste and the mind will be reflected by the judgment of its latter a truism which in nothing haa been more remarkably illustrated than in the Judi cial Committee of Her Majestys Privy well as in the Court itself of the All this were quite were there nothing to account for the great prevalence of Dissent in this country at the same it goes farto explain the spirit of encroachment not to say intolerance the ChurchOn one hand it incites to in another it provokes to oppression and yet the Church consciously at does nothing either to produce or to resent whatever its spiritual and social influences may unintentionally It pursues the even tenor of iU meaning harm or offence to no but ready to extend only in its own legitimate way its blessings to The it u on every principle of is left entirely without whether for coveting the own privileges of burial in its own or after any other As the Standard has plainly the The dissenting parishioner his ceased to pay and the whole cost of maintaining the and its by He has omitted no public formality can cat Him off fromths Established He has deliberately elected to put himself and yet clamours for privileges which are legitimately reserved for which he would jealously exclude outsiders in the case of his own Such is Dissent under liberal enlightened Such is the Dissent tcr which the present Ministers of Her Majesty owe their and by pandering to which they secure the Parliamentary majority which enables maintain tixeir position at such a sacrifice of great and vital alike in Church and THE MAGISTRACY OF OUE OKE cannot bat after the matnrest considera that it was rather an unhappy expression which the Bishop of London in his letter to when he likened himself to a Not only because ones ideas of the Magistracy and the Episco pacy or ought to as so totally hut because it is the rather than ihe of the office of a the he predominance of which does so much to create in the popular mind false ideas of its Apostolic It smacks so much of the State and so little of the Church and it does so much to favour the already only too general notion of the Church of England being a State rather than a Divine There is a very common idea in the Protestant mind of this country that the Episcopal office is only what the wellremem bered German taught of the TasKraT office it was only like that jf a professor of science over his without any Divine function or power and that neither Bishop nor Priest could do more to the people than perfunctorily and treatment of all even those of a religious being referred to the civil We all know even at the present this Erastian character is reputed to attach very much to the whole Established through its manifestation by the in the eyes of the world in as well as of Dissenters in And such an idea is encouraged by the acknowledged nature of which has a mark and meaning of secular office and State dignity about it quite out of keeping with all the true characteristics of those who belong to the Christian There is an air of authority in the title but it is not of but only of temporal A in is one publicly invested with an executor of the But in the Bishop of Londons adoption of not an executor of laws of the but only of decrees of the States Lordship demonstrated how notable an illustration he limself was of one of whom it has been And such an one as he who puts his His popular against a graver Against a Bench which at any to be a graver one than any of mere secular prerogatives and lowers although they who should compose alasl not to have either the religions consciousness or the moral courage to do It is thus that there is refused to be recognised the different foundations on which rest the civil and the spiritual The we are is plainly Gods appointment for securing the peace of and the welfare of mankind the particular form of which may be prescribed by no general though obedience to its actual state is enjoined as well by the suggestions of conscience as by the voice of But spiritual authority is administered according to different and rests on a different for its object is not so much the temporal influence of as the advance meut J3fholinessr andthe jBcendenoy of truth its superintending principle is not Gods Pro but His supernatural grace its basis being neither individual nor the accidental position of public but rather those rules and regulations which the Divine of the Church has prescribed to His ordained Ministers sent foith to be the repre sentatives of His the stewards of His and administrators of His These thoughts have been in a great measure sug gested by some very pertinent remarks on the subject in the most able and seasonable pamphlet of Walter which we noticed on Magistracy and Episcopacy a Few Plain Words Respectfully Addressed to the Bight the Lord Bishop of London and in which his Lordshipwith truth is that he seems to found his paternal admonition on arguments which are applicable only to his magisterial observation only too closely in accordance with what we ourselves have just been Without the least of disrespect to my Lea I say That while as a I recognise and reverence your authority a I your authority a Bishop of the I am not bound by I owe it no and will pay it As a subject of the Crown of England I am bound by and will obey the laws of the Bealm and those only IL As a spiritual I am a member of the spiritual I am bound by and wdl obey its its and the jurisdiction of its and in all spiritual matters none other under Eight while I W doe spiritual obedience as my Diocesan I do not and will not allow or recognise or obey in any spiritual matter either your personal or that of the society from all that authority is derived As the Church and the State are two distinct regards allegiance to Lavriin tbooe former respecting it let us bBserve what are the feelings of one of the The excellent Vicar of also in a publistift letter to the Bishop of thus expresses him our father in ask us cheerfully to acquiesce in giving up at your not onr feelings but what we believe to be tie Catholic interpre ation of onr Prayer A pawn is a matter rela atively small to a Bishop or a but the loss of pawn in a crisis of tho contest may be the loss of the Yon desire us to bow without a murmur to the didum of a Court whose institution is confessedly and your participation in the recent Judg ment gives us little cause for hope ihat the Court will not use its power to take out stone by stone all Catholic nterpretationa from the structure ofour and ubstitute atone by stone its Protestant Who mows before this year is judgment may nof another admonijjfijh from owBishop a until year by according as the echo of he omnipotent voice of a promiscuous Parliament reaches that so will thS note of orthodoxy struck which is to dominate the worship and rule doctrine of the Catholic Church in England We are in Gods We desire not to outstrip in our mpatienoe the patience of Him Who is provoked every But we that if the stewards of His betray His cause to the we are of all men the most not the Bishop of London but our whole Bench of might feel the fall force of earnest and words ike thesn feeling led to on all such not in Eraltian subservience to secular authority of the but a single and a sacred eyo to the spiritual interests of the with year isas in Mr BEDOI abandoned the Government Game Law and ms proposal to refer the whole subject to a Select The Committee on the Army the mam business of the was preceded by an animated the of which was the virtual withdrawal of the latter half of the Bill that part of the measure which they deem and which relates to purchase and the transfer of the of the Lieutenants of counties to Executive Amongst the members who spoke were Lord and This scene the House went into for the ninth on tho Army Begnlation BilL On the motion for going into Committee on the Ecclesiastical Titles NEWDKOATB made a long speech the dilatine with his usual solemnity on the dangers of making con cessions to the also protested jgunst it Motions against it were made The preamble only was a ing Jam Lord answer to Lord AIHLIE stated that very ew Englishmen had been taken prisonon by the Versailles and that there is not now a single British subject in He read a despatch from narrating the gallant behaviour of an attache of the English Embassy in in procuring the liberation of two English officers of ECCLESIASTICAL CODBTS Lord in moving the second reading of the Eccle iastical Courts stated that it with a few be measure bythe Select Committee last le was willing to abandon the which enabled the aity to institute suits without the consient of the and which he hoped to introduce next Session as a separate Phe Bill would now be restricted to the reform of the Ecclesias ical the necessity of which had been acknowledged by he highest After explaining the provisions of the Jill he called upon their lordships to put an end to abuses which ought no longer to be The Archbishop of CANTBBBimr was warmly received ifter his recunt illness gave his hearty approval to the principle if the Many abortive had been mada to cnra the tediousness and expensiveness of the Ecclesiastical Che gieat merits of the BiU were that it would sacnrean efficient fudge for the principal Ecclesiastical it would diminish tha number of trials Ecclesiajtfcal Looking at the state of Europe at the he could not inaeretehd now mens ininns conTdbe bymattereof brm and ceremonial when they onght to bar concentrated on the gnorance and irreligion which threatened danger and disaster to modern The Bishop of who had given notice of his ntendon to move the rejection of the said that in conse quence of the abandonment of the 83rd clause he should not oppose the second He should always offer all the opposition in his power to any Bill enabling the laity to promote the office of the believing that it was necessary for the iberty and independence of the and the peace and pro jress of the that her Ministers should oe protected by their Bishops against frivolous In the present state of business in the other House it was pretty certain tha Bill would not become law this Earl BKAUCHAMP pointed out that the Bill proposed to repeal the Church Discipline which imposed certain restrictions on tha right of initiating prosecutions against and ha was afraid that the repeal of that Act would have the effect of aggravating discord and promoting The Most Prelate the Archbishop of Canterbury had laid that this Bill was mainly identical with that which came down from the Select Committee two years but many of the provisions contained in the BUI of the Committee were not contained in tha present Diocesan for It might be said that the Diocesan Court were not matters of paramoant but inasmuch as noble Eirl wished to seeeeclesiljstieal justice madj asaccessible posmbla to all chutes of the com those Courts became important He should resist the proposed spoliation of the funds at the to posal of the Ecclesiastical The noble Earl had informed them that tha fees for marriage licences amounted to but of that sum not less than was intercepted for stamps and handed over to tha btate and that made a very considerable diminution in the fund on which the noble Earl so confidently Then there was no provision whatever in the present Bill for anyiroeeedings privileged Bat he looked upon it as most important that the laity should nave toma or that those who presided over tim Church should be as amenable to the of the Church uthe humblest Clergyman in the He also regarded the financial bans of the Bill as thoroughly incapable of dsfanca il U were seriously The LOBD whila approving the withdrawal of the 83rd could not admit that tha laity onght not to have the right to initiate proceeding in certain caias against a Clergy Concurring generally in tha and object of tfte he thought that tha financial wonld require some After a few words from Lord Tha Bishop of CABLULE pointed oat that by the other clauses now withdrawn the the Judge might be not by threa parohionervbut bj One was it left untouched ihe Judicial Committee of the Pnvy f Tht Bishop of WntcHSSTD acknowledged the of reform of the in the way of the Episcopal Bench in bringing in a At the uuw ttme Lord Sbjfiteibury he oMgeratod the existing amoimt of He explanation tothe dutiei of Dioresin and tie received by Buhops m their In a Congregation holden this day the follo degrees were conferred Bachelor of The John Masters of the Alfred University Richard Brooke MichelL Billiol Sir George Francis the Rev Thomts the Arthur Smart and the Rev Reginald Percy Exeter the Charles Abel the Francis Walter Robert and Oriel Frederick James Oliphant and Francis Woodgate New the Henry Maxwell Spooner Fellow and John Henry MigJalen the Brooke Da Malpas Llewellyn and the Rev Alexander Brasauose College John Byle and George Disnev Christ Church Clement Fox Trinity the Rev John Lewis and the Eran Jesus Alfred George Arthur the Arthur and the Arthur Pembroke George Richird the William Hammond and Edward Worcester Edward Dawson Magdalen Hall Edward tdMtv of Artsby Jamos Mayo Trinity Baefiehn of George Fennick Clement and Frederick Charles University Richard Brooke Edward Vere and James Anson Balliol Charles Grant Blairfindie Allen Charles Frederick and John Merton William Henry Thomas Henry Cirew John George Selby and Arthur Exeter William Frederick and Qaeeas Charles Thomas Marshal Hueh and Edwin Peter Queens Herbert John Dale and John Frederick New Clifford Lincoln Thomas Cross and Henry Brasenose College Francis Ambrose Ernest Edward Lsigu and Algernon Corpus Christi College Spencer Silver and John Christ Church Thomas Duff GordonDuff and Thomas Berber Trinity Arthur St Johns George Wadham John Clement D Joseph William Arthur Kirby Charles Arthur and Henry Edward Pembroke John Philip Hobson Thomas George Jenkyns and Richard Pope WoriLter the George Peake and Edwin CoUos St Mary Hall Herbert Ellington BicknaU and lohn S Edmnnd HaU Edward George Albaus Hall Charles Magdalen Cloil and Richard PlPn a Convocation holden this day the honorary degrea of Doctor of Civil Law was conferred upon Henn pro fessor in the Ecole des Beaux Arts of In tha same Convocation the honorary degree of was have been Issued by the examiners in the School of Theology Class Arthur Class 2 John Exeter John Christ GOOD EFFECTS OF think the candid remark of the Bishop of in bis Letter to the Chancellor of his deserves a special when he says that after all we must remember that we owe much of our improved decorum and decency of worship to innovators who were strongly condemned some years This is certainly an important admission to have been extorted from a And it is most No one who remembers the usual state of things in our churches only twenty years since can with any fairness deny The unseemly duet between Parson and Clerk under Bitualist in a great measure dis There may be some excesses hera and I am by the tone of your that yon must join me in deeply regretting on the the so called Bitualists have dons good service to the Church of and we ought not to be backward in acknowledging Tours A MODXBATE June EARLY AND LATE a recent number of your paper a writer estimates the number of communicants in our churches as about onefourth of the morning or only three or four per of the whole population and there probably been a considerable increase during theJast twenty owing to an improved Church feeling among the masses of the yet the number of communicants stfll falls far short of what t should be as any one can see for himself in any church in the Among Dissenting congregations I believe the proportion is far even though their terms of membership are stricter than with and every communicant has to go through what we should call a sort of confession before being admitted as a Now though High Church Clergy as a rale offer their parishioners great advantages to become regular yet in many churches there is still room for Take a for where the Vicar has one celebration every Sunday at midday as this takes place at the close of a long Service consisting of and two or three hymns and an organ voluntary after the dnrinz which the choir and most of the congregation leave the is it surprising that the celebrant finds himself left with perhaps haliadozen people He most know that at that late hour of the morning the middle and poorer members must be at home to attend to their domestic duties and that the length of the Service would be inconvenient to many This of course may be remedied by having early happily on the increase and where the Parish Priest is an earnestminded and shows by has preaching that he estimates the importance of the Blessed I think he will generally find a sufficient number of the faithful to meet him on a stormy winters But as every parish is not thus and as several excellent Church people are orevented through delicate health and other causes from attending this leads me to speak of the discouragement thlt there is communicating at the late or High Cele bration at many of our advanced I could name several Ses in the county in which I am writing where there is not within several miles that has a except once a monthand if any of the more active of these feeling the want of certain choose to walk on a bnndfy morning to the nearest large town in order to attend a church where they hope to get some spiritual it is ratter hud to be kept back from the Lords Table because none of the regular congregation lead the Or suppose I go up to a distance of 200 by the Saturday night and put up at one of the Urea hotels in Holborn if I inquire at ten oclock the next morning what churches there are in the I shall perhaps be directed to where thev get no farther than Table or if I go to Albans I find the Communion Office most elaborately rendered as regards music and but in consequence of not having signified my name to the Curate some time the day I am deprived of what is to me the greatest spintaal pnvJege I am cabbie of Should the Clergy of Albans find that they are able to repeal these I hope they win not hesitate to do or much disappointment will be felt oy many Churchmen who intend to visit London during the summer AK Uass Pembroke Charles St Mary HaU Edmund Queens Vincent Pembroke Thornton Wadham Bobert WILLIAM PATJCE V WILLIAM Juire following Class List has been issued by the Examiners in the School of Theology iOass 1 Exeter Class 2 Exeter Christ Church Druitt Class 8 Pem broke Mary HaU Queens Class 4 a Pembroke Wadham and The Examiners in the Natural Science School have issued the following Class List Class Class 2 John Claw 4 and Vernon Harconrt i Jmrs FIEST Coutta Trinity and Thomas William Exammed and Approved Caius Cains Caias Caius St Johns Caius Downing St Cains Trimty Caius Downing John a The Barney prize foi the best essay upon the subject Tha of the PhcsnicianJ on the and religious relation of the children of has this day been adjudged to Augustus Samnal St Johns The following are tha results of tha examinations for tha vacant Scholarships at Marlboroogh College to Senior Blackeit Elected to Junior Elected to Indian while admitting Hut tha reform of the Bedo ri4ueai CowU had been it had become BcanM aid that even thaw were than gmng snelifwflUwt to eedesiutieil litigation rtlwonldjiieowage rival Srties church to fly at each Why could KaSutborof tht Ml be content Mwitoly would be little of opinion about SEemiidered measure for tha guspeMion and removal criminal promised to iflopt thon read togethn with Ecclesiastical wd ftgnbyWJ neoga BiU read a weond after Daka of BlcHKOinj againrt of tn require amendment tThe Editor Joes not hold hlraieU responsible for the opinion or Ihe expressions of his CRIMINAL In the debate on tha Courts last night in the House of Earl Beauchamp mada a hit palpable when he remarked that as it was proposed to reform the Ecclesiastical it was but fair that some aanranea should be given that thoae who preside over the Church should be as amenable to the of the Church u the humblwt Clergyman within her No wonder that Uiera an excitedflnttering of on theEDiscopal and that tha Bishop of at the close of bis should object to the introduction of what he styled proviiioiu for dealing with criminal for not inclined to agree with the Right Bev S5 criminal Bishop in the Church of is a very rare There are of jenmintlih udklthongh his Lordihip that worldling self and many other evils may exist among the KpdOrdeTwithout necessarily producing cnminal it UjStorionsthatfewof tha present race tif Engluh ever perton certain for instance withontTbreach of tha while it wiUbo remembered that in the bye of the as in the ease of tha brcckinc of Bnbric is a criminal Trusting that you will continue to yon have reantlr done with much tha manifold of lhBiAop7of tha English which certainly fuUy justify BALMORAL Queen went out in the accompanied by Prince and attended by the Marchioness of Her Majesty drove to Loch Callater in the afternoon with Princess Beatrice and the Dowager Duchess of Juire accompanied by Princess attended by the Marchioness of The Prince and Princess of with their children and suite left Titness for London on Monday Their Boyal Highnesses took the train at and drove from Paddington to Marlborough BBTDBH OF THE PBTJICZSS Lomsa LOBD Majestys yacht Captain arrived at the Admualty at on from with her Boyal Highness Princess Louisa and the Marquis of Lome and suite on Her Boyal Highness was received OTI lauding by Captain naval superintendent Her Boyal Highness took luncheon at the Lord Warden and proceeded to London by special train at2 in charge of of tha SonthEastem BaUway V SOCIALISM the opinion of many Socialism is merely a less odious name for and the onty dternativa to oar present social state Cpmmumsfac scheme This apprehension has been the dream of the philosopher and the but it has never had any permanent charm for masses of menTA Fourier might elaborate a system of this kind with ifl the national love of and the impulsive temperament of aHawthoraamight be fascinated for a time by the promise of an idyllic life in Brook Farm hut the unselfishness and selfrestraint so obviously involved must make such an ideal genaaUy That should be equally that Ubbu should be more highV and the position of the labourer elevated in the social are aims very different from those of Communism and appeal to very different It is true there was a time when CommunUm appeared popular iu and Bobert Owen was regarded by thousands as the apostle of a new state of But this popularity was Sto slight degree the result of theopposition which When Bishops in the House of call on the Government to put down a it is not JMhvhSnroceST Were another Owen to preach similar interuiUonal meetings of wma AJJFAM to Orotrnon without Treaty of Wi Theteiolotion ttegrtived without the class to whiefi they themselves by in Dark I CONFERENCE AT be that tha Islington Con and liitv not a meeting of Churchmen u of wrtsChurchman Journalda of the end of intends making repgw lived in the boinbtaded is brc pictures and renumbered which The poet on revisiting also bouse at the finecollection of The touching account will be N during the siege under this It gave the impressions of the titer several civil war has been more It
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