Church Herald, September 25, 1872

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Church Herald (Newspaper) - September 25, 1872, London, Middlesex The Church Published on Wednesdays and at Bedford PEICE ONE COMMON SENSE VIEW OF THE ATHANA SIAN CREED THE Athanasian Creed Question may to a and unprofitable one and with the wa can well it is not likely to have much to Churchmen who are in earnest about spiritual and more who are anxious for tlie retention of the Catholic by their in all its integrity and it is a question of which they will not readily so at as it involves anv on their part to resist by every means in their whether by their their or their the audacious attempt that is being made to deprive us of a Creed which is a great bulwark of the so at as the disposition so evidently oven with certain of our Bishops and while objecting to its exclusion to submit to its being tampered by we of a compromise with those who seek its utter in is the real character of the attempt to which we refer and hence its The agitation against the Creed has originated with Broad who do not really believe in the peat doctrines it enunciates who at its whole and are full of not unnatur at its deliberate and decisive denuncia tions of their Should anything whatever be done with the Creed that is in ever so slight a it will be owing to their movement it will be a concession to their clamour and it will amount to nothing more or less than a gettingin of the thin end of the that wedge once will in due be driven up to the mark when the entire severance of the Creed from the Church of England will be as an inevitable result of the riving process that had been going the Athanasian Creed is to be saved to the Church of if we are to be able to hand it down to onr through a long succession of our pious it has been handed down to we must resist not only its absolute removal from onr Services all at but any tampering with it at whether as to its optional or the explaining away of any of its more objectionable or in any other respect be it which are not in the slightest degree objectionable in since they all may be proved by most certain warrants of Holy but simply because they declare as our Blessed Lord Himself and as His Holy following His Divine did over and over that a right Faith in Christ is a necessity of salvation through It is most encouraging to find that this view of the question is more and more widely taken and persisted and continues to be acted Not only in the columns of such of our Church journals as make any pretensions to Church but in pamphlets does the question continue to be discussed and we speak honestly when we express our thorough that never was there a question forced into dispute in the Church even as a matter of common had and and justness on that side of it which we are though we are well faith fully tban that to which we are now once again respectfully inviting the attention of our It is we to observe the accumulation of evidence on the side of the in the integrity of its position in the Church of which is being presented to the public opinion of the country through the medium of the One of by no means the least important of such is now before and has suggested in fact the heading of these few The writer takes for his motto a passage from Arch bishop not the best one would on such a subject yet whose observation in this case is certainly somewhat to the when he sayS The cause of Truth and not least of religions is benefited by everything that tends to promote sound reasoning and facilitate the detection of The adversaries of our Faith I am con have been on many occasiona more satisfactorily and would have had fewer openings for had a thorough acquaintance with Logic been a more common qualification than it It is this mode of reasoning which in the pamphlet we refer to is applied to the Athanasian Creed Question and it is by such means that it is shown how truly our view of it may be considered a common sense The principle of the Creed itself is a thoroughly common sense seeing that it calls upon us to believe in nothing which Holy Scripture does not require of and that even its socalled damnatory clauses are but the adoption of denunciations to which the Saviour himself gave solemn when enjoining upon His disciples the para mount necessity of rightly believing in His and the eternal Eedemption through being He has wrought for all who truly come to Him as their Incarnate But it is equally a common sense view of the question at issue as respects the very starting of it as one of as one clamoured not reasoned and to be not for the satisfaction of but rather for the encou if not of yet certainly of He does not hesitate to declare that the agitation which bas been got up on this while it shows the hollowness and injustice of the illustrates a lamentable feature in our national the source of many social and And aptly adding to this the following personal assurance In my experience as a Parochial extending over a period of upwards of torty years although I have ever encouraged their coming to me with their I do not remember toiave met with any parishioner who made a stumblingblock of the Athanasian I have heard objections made by strangers in ordinary and I may have had questions put to me by some of our people who re quired but who were not otherwise than satis fied with the explanation subsequently But the agitation has not been got up by but for them and in most by those who are separa tists from our or sympathise with What a scandal and a shame would it be were a For mulary of such vital import to the Church as the Atha nasian Creed to be sacrificed to an agitation of such a character as is here so clearly implied But it we quite agree with a peculiar weakness of the English They will allow a small knot of turbulent agitators to get up an and allow them selves to be persuaded that these represent the people at and to affix their names to petitions and decla rations of which they or to which they are in the same way that in England a mob of a hundred men and boys provided they make noise keep a large town in terror day and night the inhabitants will see their windows houses and property plundered or destroyed will telegraph for and stand paralyzed with not reflecting for a moment the immense disproportion which these rioters bear to the and by their united and a bold they might of themselves quell a tumult of ten times the We may he forcibly our national folly in the temporal matter but in the analogous case of spiritual those awful words rise up and seem to Whoso ever is ashamed of Me and My words in this sinful and adulterous of him shall the Son of Man be ashamed when He shall come in the glory of His Father with the Holy Another scarcely less important pamphlet on the subject is one which has just been published as A Plain It goes through the step by as it so as to meaning plain to the most ordinary as well as how it is to beliSvSRjtfor our souls And having done so he thus concludes his We come to the Is it and is it to speak of the necessity of believing this in such strong and decisive language I think the real answer to this is to ask another Considering how great beyond all our powers of is the matter at our ever lasting would it be would it be kind not to warn everyone of the imminent danger which is so close to them We have seen that the things which are said to be necessary to be believed are distinctly taught in Holy Scripture as the very Truth of God and we have also seen that God speaks in Holy Scrip ture in the same fearful of the necessity of and the danger of not It is therefore the duty of the who is the pillar and ground of the to put forwaid for Gods sake His as He puts it forth instead of wishing anything to be altered respecting this should try when we read it in Church to enter into the full meaning of the and while we condemn no living person as not believing the we should pray that God will bring all those who are unbelieving or to a and sincere faith in Him that they may be is the faithful Churchmans right view of the as it ought to be every sincere and earnest And it is the view of we cannot but feel if only our Bishops and Clergy will remain true to their which must in the end prevail over all the clamour that the enemies and false friends of the Church are now so unscrupulously raising against the Creed as a bulwark of the Christian as one of the Churchs credentials to her very truth and The Atbanasian Creed a Plain By the W Eector of London THE OLD CATHOLIC A Common Sense View of the Athanasian Creed By Arthur Sector of From our Special September 18 The opening of the OldCatholic Congress took place this day in the most auspicious The warmest friend of the move ment could not have wished it to be more successful tban it was The formal or what maybe termed in a stricter sense the business of the will not commence till tomorrow the meeting tonight having been set apart specially for the re ception of the foreign These arrived in large numbers in the course of yesterday and and this evening at seven oclock they assembled at the Wiener where a room capable of holding several hundreds of prepared for their reception was crowded throughout the Some time was consumed in personal and in courtesies bestowed by the mem bers of the local committee upon their visitors from various part of as well as from foreign At length the President of the committee of last years Congress called the assembly to and in a brief but effective speech congratulated the Old Catholics on the progress their cause had made tince the last meeting of the Congress at Munich as an evidence of which he referred particularly to the presence of the Anglican conspicuously among the Bishops of Lincoln and and the Bishop of He concluded by calling upon the meeting to elect a local President for the present Upon the motion of Professor which needed no Herr Von Wulfling was elected by where upon he took the if standing and sometimes the can be so A brief and somewhat excited discussion was raised by which resulted in an assurance given by Wingerath in the name of the Managing that care had been taken to furnish the representatives of the press with cards of admis The President then in a short introductory to recall the attention of the meeting to the proper object of that evenings which was to welcome their visitors and invited the Bishop of Lincoln to address This the Bishop did in dwelling more especially upon the importance of an adherence to scriptural and primitive in the face of Papal error and His which implied an evident apprehension on the part of the lest the movement should degenerate into one of mere opposition to were listened to with extreme and received with general The next speaker called by the was the Bishop of who addressed the meeting in English his who is a native of Germany acting as He assured the meeting of the deep interest which the movement had called forth throughout the American which had deputed him to attend the Congress fsite He was followed by the Bishop of who likewise spoke in English through an interpreter after which a plan which was likewise adopted by the Bishop of Lincoln in some rapplementary called forth by the Bishop of Marylands reference to the prayers that had been offered in the American Church for the success of the endeavours of the Old Catholics to revert to a purer form of The Bishop mentioned the fact that he had enjoined prayers with the same object to Be offered in his Cathedral and throughout his The next speaker was the President of the Academy of on behalf of the Chnrch assured the meet ine of the sympathy that was felt throughout his communion for the cause of the Old He had the advantage of addressing the Assembly in which he spoke with great facility and his by the fervour with which he produced a deep not without much persuasion on the part of the President and the other Bishops the aged Archbishop of Utrecht was prevailed upon to in through an inter a few words of cordial adverting to the fact that he had attested the interest he felt in the movement by his reosnt Confirmation tour among the Old Catholic congregations of Ger many He was introduced by the amidst deafening as the first Old Catholic and appeared deeply moved by the reception he met This part of the proceedings was brought to a close by a few words from the speaking as the representative of numberless Priests as well as Laymen in by the attitude taken by the Italian were prevented from openly avowing their but the speaker assured were Old Catholics at A general vote of thanks to the Bishops for their and their expression of good proposed by the Present Herr von and vociferously responded to by the once more called up on the part of the Epis copate presentreturned and conclnded by proposing a Sfor the calling upon allIthe foreign guests to stand np which was done amidst a hearty shout of hurrahs m oW English the great majority of foreigners present legal status of the Old Catholics in the German it was neither advisable nor possible to carry out at once all that might be desired by the Old Catholics of Germany an impulse had been given which in the long run would prove and which would at no distant day result in the constitution of a per fectlyorganised German Catholic fully recognised and pro moted by the State while by the blessing of it would open the way for the muchdesired reunion of all Christian with the sole exception Jof the Eoman with its the Of the deep earnestness of the leaders of the of their firm resolution to vindicate once and for ever their Christian while taking their stand with equal firmness upon the foundations of the ancient it is impos sible to doubt and whatever may be their internal arising mainly from the want of a faithful Episcopate and their consequent difficult as well as the drawbacks of an undefined legal a cause taken np with so much energy and and carried on in a spirit of fail to triumph over all As for the attitude of the Imperial there are many indications of the favour with which the movement is Concessions have been such as in Cologne itself the use of the military Church of which the Old Catholics share with the Protestants as their place of worship the recent expulsion of the anJ the refusal of the Govern ment to give civil effect to the sentences of excommunication and deposition from office pronounced by the Infallibilist Bishops and the significant fact that men high in office not only do not scruple to avow their Old Catholic but as Herr Von Wiihling an open and active part in supporting the can leave no doubt on the This very Con gress is sanctioned and protected by the At this moment the exasperation of the Papal party is at its height so much so that some apprehensions of disturbance were enter tained though betterinformed persons felt assured that if any attempt were it would be immediately There was an unusual display of police this evening at the place of and at the doors of the houses of persons who have taken a conspicuous part in the movement but the measures taken have been amply sufficient to avoid all danger of the public peace being You will like to have some particulars as to the attitude and position of the Anglican Both these are most The Chaplaincy of the English Congregation at Cologne happening to be the Bishop of London has appointed to it duranta the by whose judicious arrangements the Anglican Church is pkced in a proper position before the eyes of the Old He at once esta blished a daily celebration of the Holy Communion at an early hour so as not to interfere with the arrangements of the He was of securing a more eligible locality tban that in use hitherto which is simply a room fitted up with ecclesiastical furniture on the first floor of the an edifice devoted to commercial An application was there fore made by the Chaplain in charge for the use of the church ot St with the hearty concurrence of the Old Catholic Committee and as it was found that neither the local authorities nor the military had sufficient authonty to place the church at his with the sanction ofthe General applied by telegraph late on Wednesday to the Ministers of War and of Worship at The answer received at an early hour this but not early enough to be at once was not only but couched m the most courteous the terms used that the Minister had no hesitation in granting the use of the church for the Anglican The arrangement for the early celebration at the Tern pelhaus having already been made for as well as the two and aServicefor Evensong which had also been contemplated being found incompatible with the hours at which the Congress meets for there remained only the Sunday morninggfor an early celebration has been determined in recognition of the friendly spirit shown towards the Anglican not only by the Old but by the Imperial and will serve practically to illustrate the significant position taken up by the Anglican in the person of three of its towards the old Catholic mTrnnst reserve for my next communication a list of the principal visitors to the For I will only add aslit requires the fact that no Frenchman took part m the This was due not to any rfabonal antipathy which might be thought to but to the recent marriage of Pere notwithstanding his eloquent apo ogiesfbr the step he his finds no favour with the Old not without feel themselves compiomised by I have heard in private some strong comments made upon the objection being not to the step it5lffor priestly celibacy certainly doomedbut to its inopportnneness at the present critical and to the attempt it involves prematurely to force upon them theiiscuBsion of so delicate a question There appears to be a tacit understanding to avoid and the result is that although Pere Hyacinthenow simply Monsieur Loisonwas present this eveuingrno otice was taken of A similar fate befell anothef person of the sceptical Dean of who managed to arrive in the middle of the and to get hTarrival notified by the but was left alone in his elorv What could move the champion of a spurious Catho firitv to attend a meeting whose Catholicity is so thoroughly is a question which I shall leave you or your readers to solve September A resolution was and almost unanimously to the effect that the final examination of existing abuses should stand over for the consideration of the properly constituted At the opening of the afternoon Session the Archimandrite of addressed the the burden of his speech in an invitation to the Old Catholics to discuss with himself and other theologians of his Church the differential points between the Old Catholics and the Orthodox implying throughout the idea of conformity with the as the panacea to be adopted by the The id politely acknowledging the took occasion to revert to the speech of the Bishop of Lincoln and its distribution in for as well as for his toleration of the observations made by Profesor Yanyshaw he adding that he had per mitted them with a view to show that the Germans were able to and Cambridge The formal opening of the Congress took place on Friday The Old Catholics attended early mass at the Bath haus Chapel their Anglican guests also being and thta time in larger for an early celebration of the Holy Eucharist at the Tempel The celebrant was the Bishop of who on the previous day had assisted the Bishop of and assisted by the Bishop of cele brated after the American At nine oclock the delegates began to amve at the Grosse persons the admission being by distributed to the delegates and theiTguests with the understanding that the latter were allowed to take part in the discussion but were notper mitted to The greatest number present was from 600 to of whom upwards of 420 were dulr The proceedings were again opened by Ober Bath who after a few preliminary observations called upon the meeting to elect a President and two For the former office Professor of the President of the Munich was elected by He certainly pos sesses the hifhest qualifications for the which m such an assembly it is by no means easy to combining as he does with a clear head for and great readiness of tact and temper and a combination of courtesy and firmness rarely The VicePresidents were Having taken the Professor Schulte announced that before proceed ing to the list of he should exercise his privilege of noting the Bishops to address them on the general bearings of he and called in the first instance upon the Bishop of Utrechtfwho in his official character as Bishop cdinterm of the Old delivered in guttural rendered into German sentence by by an a lengthy the dryness of which was occasionally relieved by caustic as when he observed that the Pope himself bore wLness to the vitality and perpetuity of the Church at saying that he I H time to time to cut it off utresh Oa the whole the speech was rather disappoints though this may bo attributed to the tedious method of its It quite impossible not to admire and love the good old whose piety and kindliness of disposition are for ever beam ing out of his not unmixed with a spice of He was followed by the Bishop of who had prepared a Latin speech which was pnnted and distributed throughout the and which he read with his wonted It I need not say couched in elegant audits mam purport was an eulo gllic account of the history of the English BeformaUou It tained some brilliant which were loud y applauded but on the whole I fear it was rather strong meet for a public whose Catholicity is as yet in its infancy and the President m commending as no doubt suggested that there was mud in it fbout which the Assembly might differ from his Lord Sh After this episode the assembly proceeded to the of the several the first of which related to the orga nisation of the Cure of In the course of this the question of celibacy was which Professor who had bear foreign At the same time he expressed his regret that the Evangelic German Church was as yet amid loud intimated thatproximately the healing of the schism in Germany itself was the most anxious desire of the Old Considerable discussion ensued in reference to the law of mar and the legal effect of the religious Eventually the two following propositions were adopted by a large ma According to the existing ecclesiastical law the decla ration of consent on the part of Catholics is to be made in presence of the proper Pastor and two witnesses whence it is to be inferred that when there is a regularlyorganised Old Catholic such declaration should be made in the presence of its or of a Priest authorised by him to receive it In the case of a proper Pastor by acknowledging the Vatican novelties has fallen away from the Catholic the declaration of consent before two and consequently also the socalled civil suffices for the validity of the But in order that the parties may not be deprived of the customary solemnisation of their they are to obtain the performance of the marriage ceremony from the nearest Old Catholic or from any other Another resolution provides that dispensation relative to impediments created simplyby ecclesiastical need not be applied for under the present provisional state of The having vacated the next brought forward a proposition formulated by and not included in the printed which had for its object the election of a Bishop not later than next An objection was taken to the and like wise to the want of a proper definition of the rights and duties of the future Eventually the matter was referred to a Com which was also authorised to put itself in communication on the pare of the Old Catholics with the civil A highly interesting discussion took place in the third Session on the relation of the Old Catholics to other and on the means of bringing about union amongst Pro fessor of who had charge of this in an elaborate adverted to the fact that attempts at whether set on foot on political or at the suggestion of such as and had hitherto ended in He contended against the notion union implied National idiosyncrasies must be respected nor could attempts at union bo inaugurated by any one The public authorities of the Churches would take the It was not a question of proselytism from one Church to another what was required was a mutual understanding between repre sentatives of different which could only be arrived at by a mutual acknowledgment of their several differences and he recommended the appointment of a committee which might place itself in personal communication with representatives of other The Michand made various and among others one to the effect that the Old Catholics in the absence of Priests of their receive the Sacraments at the hands of the a proposal which found no favour with the and eventually a committee was with power to add to their In reference to the civil rights of the Old Catholics the prin ciple was laid down that they were entitled to claim all the rights of whatever which the original Catholic Church and which had been forfeited on the part of the new Catholics by the acceptance of their Vatican The last subject for and which seemed at one tune to admit of no was the proposal to transfer the central position of the movement from Munich to To this the Munich party was strongly opposed while the Cologne who tax the former with want of strenuously insisted on the After a sharp which had to be adjourned for an extra Session held by the on Sunday the difficulty was adjusted by the appointment of two Central one for Northern whose seat should be at the other for Southern whose seat should be at Thus as far as formal business and organization are con the second meeting of the Cologne The results attained are highly Within a short period the estab lishment of an Episcopate for the Old Catholic body will be accom plished when it will be in their power to proceed to regular synodical and to place themselves officially in relation with the There is good reason to believe that the Impe rial which has hitherto observed a neutral regards the proceedings of the which had its with decided favour and the day seems not far distant when Germany will exhibit not only in the but in its Catholic Of the public meetings on Saturday and Sunday which were an immense and of the part taken by the Anglican to the I purpose to send yon an account in my having delayed the present report till the final adjustment this morning of the crucial question of precedency between Munich and we have still the same sympathy with the Germans and the Ger I man Church which the English Church had with the Germans in I the time of And I may also venture to that I the whole people of England feel the deepest sympathy with the Germans in their present important struggle for faith and And we are English Bishops whom you have done the great honour of asking to come coming to show our sym and to assure you of our hearty and with the that this great movement may be blessed by Almighty to the preservation and to the further enlightenment of and the and the strengthening of the We feel very sure that on the one hand it is most important that we too should retain the true Catholic and the true Catholic status of the but at the same time that there should be an assertion of individual not of individual Wo have the fullest belief that all the Old Catholics here assembled desire to continue in the unity of Catholic faith and of the Catholic in the further struggle for full right and true Christian We think it to be a good omen that we meet together in this ancient city of for many great men and many good and with which wo feel great from the fact that one whose writings are known and loved amongst Thomas a much in this We think that if the true spirit of Thomas a Kempis still prevails amongst os it will lead to a happy issue of this very great and most important I must not vmture to take up your time but I can only assure you of my own gratitude for the honour which yon have done me in asking me to come and of the earnest desire of myself and of my I may of my prayers and desire thnt you may all be led by the Holy Spirit of unto all in all and in all unity and if then I believe that though this may seem in some a it will at last lead to greater and moreenduring unity and An of which the following is the was delivered on Friday morning by the Bishop of His Lordship spoke in considering it proper that he should address them in the language of the Old Catholic His words were listened to with great and frequently applauded as the President of the Vun said in thanking the English Bishops for their the Old Catholics could not agree to every point therein The after expressing his pleasure he felt in meeting the members of the proceeded who moro than three hundred years ago laboured for the reformation of the church bore with fortitude the spoiling of their and death at the at the hands of the partisans of the Roman They were crowned with martyrdom they conquered by suffering but they made no schism in the Catholic The Bishop that they diJ not introduce any novelty into the Church of but restored what was Corrected what was set aside what was and amended what was They truly were old his Lordship at our which is consentaneous with that ot the Old Catholic Referring to the objection that schism had arisen between the English Church and the Eoman the Bishop said that wo had been excommunicated by the Pope because we were unwilling to be in communion with his errors but he added in excommunicating us the to that extent excommunicated the Primitive He excom municated the if I may say so he excommunicated and in excommunicating Christ he excommunicated He cut himself off from the Catholic Borne made a We endure a Loud The Bishop went on to add that he did not deny the character of a Church to the Church ot Borne in so far as it was in harmony with the Catholic and Primitive Church of nd in so far as it retained the things of baptism of even when administered by was a true and the Arian though were still The peaklTproceeded to exhort the Old Catholics to submit to a but not to create one and not to be in too great hurry to institute new or to rashly invade other They had not Bishops hut they had Let them restore the Primitive Let them circulate the Sacred Scriptures in the vulgar that they might D0 heard and read by Let them restore the ancient symbols of the preach the provide for the pure nnnB tilated and nncorrupted sacraments of If they did Christ in his own time would raise np Bishops among and in the meantime He would not impute to them the lack of an The Bishop then exhorted them to imitate the Simple of the Apostle Paul in appeaUng to If they were in reality Old Cssar would recognise Ho did not see how Cffisar could recognise two Pontifical two Churches of sharply conflicting one with the in one and the same region if he might say the Pontifical and Tridentine had by logical consequence been converted into the Vatican Church A Cssar might naturally why if they were they did not acknowledge the Pope Why they resisted him Why they rebelled against all the Bishops of the Pope But if they were truly Old Catholics and appealed from the Pope to from the toman Court and Vaticii Council to the Apostles and the Primitive Czsar could not but recognise them as the most faithful and active vindicators of his authonty and the most efficacious defenders of the Boyal dignity against its present enemies and disturbers of the State who were assailants of their ready to cast down all divine and human to ba trZpled under the feet of the Roman The Bishop con clnded an eloquent speech amid loud by saying that if things did not take this desirable course they might count upon recognition as confessors and martyrs from all wholove and venerate God and on the blessing from Heaven which awaits those who in this age of declining piety have opened to all the unity m although in the present state of having to the n onneweof the performance of Epis copi toe ions it wasatedVt the Archblhop of had promised ordination to two young men who had completed their of consecrated anu uio d ngturicnl confession and the rules for fastiug am jects revision were or rather over forfuture cona The following are reports of the speeches in detail of the Bishops of and referred to above The Bight the Bishop of Maryland said a infirm under the pressure of the solicitude of hundreds of my to represent the earnest anxiety with which they are watching the wonderful origin and growth of this lor which hundreds and thousands of hearts in the Catholic Church of onr claims to be Catholic because she adheres to the truth of Onr Lordare They adhere with the brethren here to the truth in its to the truth in its to the truth in its as our Lord gave and with which the Chnrch was charged to hand it down and to spread it Through all Therefore they have had the deepest interest in this and in the men whom God has raised np in his own good time to originate Hundreds of churches have had prayers in America during the past two in order that the blessing of God from on high might rest upon this Meeting and its CheersJ And it was to express and the sympathy of American Churchmen for their brethren in Germany that I was forced to The Bishop of LINCOLN the permission of your honoured I request leave to add a very few words to those which have been spoken by my Right Beverend My Bight Beverend the Bishop of has declared to you that prayers have been offered np from many churches in America for the blessing of God upon this holy and honourable Permit me to say that in the Diocese over which by God s I have been called to the Diocese of there are no less than eight hundred churches and about a thousand all united under one And allow me to say that in the Cathedral Chnrch of next accord ing to the order which I have prayers will go up for this cause of yours to the Throne of and an order has been given likewise that in the eight hundred churches of the Diocese there should be prayers for the blessing of God upon this sacred And I have taken the the great liberty of mentioning this fact to you in order to show to you that we feel deep interest in the struggle in which you are in defence of the truth and iu the contest against error and let me add that I trust the blessing of God it may come to t we mav not only be permitted to pray for but to pray with Great The time may I trust when we may be all united with you m the same in the same in the same and m the same and that having worshipped one God through one Divine and by the inspiration of one spirit upon we may when this transitory life is be permitted to stand together with you and sing for ever and ever to the blessed and undivided Trinity in eternal glory as beatified spirits before the Throne of Great The Bishop of ELY me if I speak in the English 1 would ask you to remember that the English tongue isclosely related to the German and that we may consider ourselves therefore as closely related in in and in affection And I may venture to remind that the English Church in olden times did great service to Germany in sending Wilfred the more commonly called Saint the great apostle of Germany and I may also remind you that the Chnrch of England now is the same Chnrch as that which sent Saint Boniface to We think it to be still the the same Apostolic Chnrch which it was the same with the same the same the same ths same the same Deacons therefore we hold that BALMOBAL SEPT The accompanied by Princess and attended by Lady drove put The Bight Goschen had the honour of dining with Sir William Jenner has left the The Prince and Princess of Wales left Blair Athole on Monday for Abergeldie The weather was a good deal of snow having PENNY The penny stamp on continues to increase in The net produce after deducting was in the financial year and in the year POSTAL Under a regulation hitherto in force in no letter exceeding fifty grammes in weight and con taining an enclosure other than paper could be forwarded through the All letters posted contrary to that regulation on reaching the German been handed over Information has now been received that the limit of weight has been extended to 250 or half a jAS AT SEi In some of our practical papers we have described some recent improvements in gas The subject hardly be complete if we did not notice a valuable invention which extends the usefulness of gas by applying it to the lighting of ships at A safe and available method of employing gas in this way has long been a and has occupied the attention of many leading After numerous and costly an apparatus has been invented which is simple in ingenius in and has been proved thoroughly efficient in It was first employed on board the one of the new the white biar line plying between Liverpool and New and after having been thoroughly tested on several during some of which severe weather was was found to be an entire it is sard that the motion of the so far from inter fering with the proper working of the seems rather to increase its This was the difficulty which all previous inventions had failed to In consequence of the success of this first experiment a similar ppparatus is erecting on board the another steamship of Ihe same now being com pleted at the works of Harland and The gas produced is pure and brilliant a jet burning 1J to 2 cubic feet per hour giving a light equal to 11 or 12 wax candles the quality defined by the London standard n ould bo about Ibcandle gas There are between 30 and 40 of these burners in the largo saloon of the which will be thus as brilliantly lighted as any The inventors and manufacturers are Porter and of Gowtsbridge and Westminster Few ailments are more S strengthening ;