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CONTENTS.

Legend, a Celtic, 810.

Reminiscences of Dr. Spring, 129.
Religion in New York, 381.
Reading, Use and Abuse of, 463.
Rome the Civilizer of Nations, 638.

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THE PRESENT STATE OF THE PATRIARCHATE OF CON.

STANTINOPLE.*

In the year 1811, the bishops of the opposition to the Roman See unthe Protestant Episcopal dioceses of der a rival Oriental primacy. The Massachusetts, New York, New Non-jurors, who were ejected from Jersey, Connecticut, Missouri, Mary- their secs at the overthrow of the land, and Pennsylvania, professing to Stuarts, proposed to the Synod of speak in the name of their church in Bethlchem to establish the primacy in the United States, addressed the fol- the patriarchate of Jerusalem ; but lowing language to the schismatical their proposal was met by a decidedly Patriarch of Constantinople, whom freezing refusal. The American they style "the venerable and right bishops who signed the letter from reverend father in God the Patriarch which the foregoing extract is taken of the Greek Church, resident at Con- show a remarkable desire to bow stantinople :"

down before some ecclesiastical power - The church in the United States more ancient and venerable than of America, therefore, looking to the themselves; and in their extreme triune God for his blessings upon its eagerness to propitiate the Eastern efforts for unity in the body of Christ, prelates, they acknowledge without tum with hope to the Patriarch of scruple the most arrogant titles usurpConstantinople, the spiritual head of ed by the Patriarch of Constantinothe ancient and venerable Oriental ple, although from their want of familChurch."

iarity with the ecclesiastical language, This is by no means the only in- they do it in a very unusual and pestance of overtures of this kind, look- culiar style. Whatever may be at ing toward a union between Protest- present the particular views of those ant Episcopalians and Eastern schis, who are seeking to bring about a matics, with the view of concentrating union between the Protestant Episco

pal churches and the Easterns, in re* "L'Eglise Orientale, par Jacques G. Pit- gard to the order of hierarchical organizipios, Fondateur de la Société Chrétienne Orientale." Rome : Imprimerie de la Propa.zation, they are evidently disposed to gande, 1875.

pay court to the successor of Photius + Qooted in the “Memoir of Rev. F. A. Baker,'' p. 47.

and Michael Cerularius, and to espouse

VOL. III.

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