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naticism, We have always admired the cal assembly, but was drawn up under system of perfect toleration which pre- the sanction of the King of Prussia, vails in his Majesty's Continental domi- and report says, that be was principally nions, but confess our inability to recon- concerned in framing it. Some object cile it with the present case of persecu- to the matter, others to the form. We tion, wbich loudly calls for the reproba- need only compare it with our excellent tion of all enlightened persons and prayer-book, from which it bas borrowed pious Christians.

much, to decide on its inferiority and

imperfections. SWITZERLAND.

Hymn by the Congregation and Choir. Freiburg.-This small canton, with a Come Holy Gbost, &c. &c. population of only 70,000, who are en- Minister.--In the name of the Father, tirely Roman Catholics, contains 200 and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. secular priests, 280 monks or regular Amen. priests and 200 nuns.

Our belp is in the name of the Lorul Geneva.-We are happy to be able to who has made heaven and earth. state that the persecution of the reli- Beloved in Christ, let us in deep hugious party (called in derision “ Mo- mility acknowledge before the Lord our miers”) which has been so providentially unworthiness and our sins, and say, established in this canton, has at present Before thee Almighty God and Father, ceased. Their Church is without the before thy unchangeable holiness we walls of the city, and the magistrates ackpowledge that we are guilty from our bave determined to protect them in the births, and sinners prone to evil; for exercise of their worsbip. It is but with inward sorrow must we acknowjustice to state, that the established clergy ledge that we have acted contrary to thy who have avowed Socinian principles are commandments, and with earnest reopposed to all acts of violence, though pentance we condemn ourselves and our they have not preserved the same mo- sins. Look mercifully down upon us deration in their writings against their for the sake of thy Son Jesus Christ, more orthodox brethren.

forgive us our sins and grant us tbe asThe Ligorian monks have left their sistance of thy Holy Spirit, that we may convent in Valsainte, and sold their entirely renounce all evil, and become property there. They bave taken a pleasing in thy sight. Amen. country-house at Tschufern near St. Choir. Amen. Sylvester, where tbey now live, few in Minister.-Thy goodness Lord is every number. It is reported, that the monks morning new, and great is thy faithfulof La Trappe from France, will again ness. Adoration, praise and honour, be take possession of the holy valley. unto our God for ever and ever.

Choir.-Glory be to the Father and DENMARK.

to the Son and to the Holy Ghost, as it Copenhagen. The Bible Society was in the beginning, is now, and ever founded here in 1814, has thirty-four shall be, world without end. Amen, auxiliary branches, and possesses a capi- Lord bave mercy upon us, Christ have tal of 30,000 rix dollars. Since its com mercy upon us, Lord have mercy upon mencement it bas circulated 142,000 copies of the Holy Scriptures in the Minister.-Glory be to God in the Danish territories.

highest, and peace upon earth, and good Kiel.-Dr. John Friedrich Kleuker, will towards men. The Lord be with the celebrated professor of theology in you. this place, died at the commencement of Choir - And with thy spirit. Jupe last. He was born in 1749, and Minister.- The name of the Lord be was considered to be one of tbe most praised and blessed, now and for ever. learned theologians of the kingdom. God all good, all merciful, bebold us of

fering to thee thanks for numberless proofs NEW PRUSSIAN LITURGY. of thy gracious goodness. Alas! we

We believe we shall gratily such of are less than all the mercy and faithfulour readers as are curious in liturgical ness thou hast shown us. Let this matters, by presenting them witb a lite- acknowledgment be well pleasing in thy ral translation of the Sunday morning sight and graciously receive the praises service, according to the new Prussian of our lips. With our whole soul would liturgy, wbich has excited so violent a we depend on thee, and with joy obey controversy in Germany. Some of the thy commands. Praised be thy great clergy consider it an illegal imposition on name by us, bere and above, now, and tbeir Church, as it bas not been pre- in eternity. Amen. pared or approved of by any ecclesiasti- Choir.–Amen.



Minister. The epistle is written, &c. works, a courageous mind, a strong arm, Praised be the Lord, and praised be bis prudent and faithful advisers, victorious glorious name for ever, and let all lands generals, faithful servants, and obedient be filled with his glory. Hallelujah, subjects; that we may yet long lead unChoir.-Hallelujah.

der bis protection and defence, a quiet Minister, The Holy Gospel is writ- and peaceable life in all godliness and

&c. &c. Blessed be thou O Christ. propriety. Protect the royal army and Amen.

all faithful servants of the king and our Chuir.–Amen.

native country. Teach them as it beMinister.—1 believe in God, the Fa- comes Christians, always to remember ther Almighty, maker of heaven and their oaths, and let their services be earth; and in Jesus Christ, bis only blessed to thy honour and the wellare of begotten Son, our Lord, who was con- our country, that equity and justice may ceived by the Holy Ghost; born of the be administered, and all ungodliness Virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius suppressed by their means; and aid them Pilate; crucified, dead and buried; he by thy fatherly help that the sins and descended into hell; on the third day he

sorrows of the land may be diminished, arose again from the dead; he ascended and thy blessings multiplied among us. into beaven; and sitteth on the right Bless us and all the royal dominions. band of God the Father Almighty, from

Grant that we through the assistance of thence he shall come to judge the living thy Holy Spirit, may continually adand the dead. I believe in the Holy vance in the work of our salvation, and Ghost; in (ine holy universal Christian strengthen in our hearts the sentiments Church ; in the communion of saints;

of a sincere love to thee. Preserve in the resurrection of the body and everlast- our country obedience towards the lawful ing life. Amen.

authorities, reverence for the laws, diliChoir.-Amen.

gence, moderation, and inclination to the Minister.-The Lord has done great harmless pleasures of domestic life. things for us, praised be he. The Lord Help each in his necessity, and be a has done great things for us, and there

Saviour to all mankind, particularly to fore are we joyful. Praised be he.

believers. Preserve us from an evil unLift up your hearts and let us thank the prepared death, and bring us all hereafter Lord our God.

into thine eternal kingdom, through Choir.-It is right, just, and salutary

Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. to thank thee 0 Lord at all times, and

Choir.- Amen, in all places through Jesus Christ our

Minister.-Our Father who art in Lord, for whose sake thou hast pardoned beaven, &c. &c. us, and forgivest our sins, and promisest

Choir.-Amen Amen Amen. us eternal blessedness; and with all an- Then follows the Sermor. gels and arch-angels, and with the whole After this is concluded. company of the heavenly host, we sing

Minister.-The Lord bless thee and to thee and thy endless glory a song of keep thee. The Lord make his face to praise : Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord of shine upon thee, and be gracious unto Hosts, all the earth is full of bis glory.

thee, The Lord lift up his countenance Hosanna in the highest. Praised be be upon thee and give thee peuce (makwho cometh in the name of the Lord. ing the sign of the cross.)--Amen. Hosanna in the highest.

Choir.-amen-Amen-Amen. Minister.- Lord God, heavenly Fa. ther, we pray thee that thou wouldest

RUSSIA. govern thy holy Christian Church with St. Petersburg.- As the intercourse beall its teachers and ministers by thy Holy tween the Christian, Mahommedan, and Spirit, that preserved by the pure doc- Heathen population of this vast empire, trine of thy word, true faith may be is necessarily daily increasing, and as awakened and strengthened in us, and this bad led to marriages between them ; that love towards all mankind may in- the Emperor bas issued a decree regucrease and grow in us. Let O Lord thy lating such unions by the following congrace be granted to the King our Sove- ditions: reign, the crown princes and the crown 1. Asiatics (the inhabitants of Buprincesses, to all the royal family and charia excepted) entering the Russian those who are related to and connected empire, and marrying female subjects of with them. Preserve them to us by a the Emperor, must not, if they wish to long life, as a' continual blessing and a return at any future period to their reChristian pattern. Grant our king a long spective countries, take either their and happy reign, a wise heart, royal wives or children with them ; these must thoughts, beneficent plans, upright not on any account quit Russia.

II. Since according to the discipline of ca—Mr. Kämpfer on the missions of the the Greek Church established in Russia, German Church in Europe. In the afand of the Roman Catholic Church, it is ternoon Mr. Eichelberger addressed the strictly forbidden to Mahommedans and meeting in the English language, on the other unbelievers to marry Christian excellency of the Christian religion above wives, natives of Russia; and since the all others— Mr. Haverstick on the state Reformed Churches allow of these mar- and importance of Missionary objects.riages, only under the condition that the These addresses in both languages far husband binds himself before their Con- surpassed the expectations of the audi. sistory, not to interfere with the religion tors, and afforded sufficieni ground to of bis wife, and to allow her to educate hope that the young persons who delitheir children as Christians; we order vered them would hereafter become usethat these regulations of tbe respective ful labourers in the Lord's vineyard. All bodies be strictly observed.

these meetings were opened with prayer III. When an Asiatic married under and the singing of a psalm. Sermons these circumstances, leaves the Russian were preached on Tuesday evening in territories, he must conformably to the German by the Rev. Mr. Keller, of CarUkase of the 18th of September, 1743, lisle, and on Wednesday in English by declare whether be intends to return or the Rev. Mr. Schäfer. The directors not, if he does not, the marriage con- of this institution have agreed that the tract is then dissolved between the par- establishment of a classical preparatory ties: if he does, he must return within school would contribute greatly to furtwo years, or in this case also, the mar- ther their object, and have therefore reriage will be dissolved. This principle solved to found one, for wbich purpose being conformable to the Mahommedan a committee has been named. law wbich considers su long an absence as a virtual divorce.

SOUTH AMERICA. IV. The inbabitants of Bucharia Peru.-All monasteries and convents visiting the Russian empire, and mar. in this State, containing less than eight rying bere females professing 'the Ma. monks or nuns, are to be immediately hommedan faith, may, according to the dissolved, and no city is to bave more 9th article of the treaty of the year 1816, thạn one establishment for the religious concluded with the Bucharian Ambassa- orders. dor, Divan-Beg-Asinsham-Mhmanşba- Buenos-Ayres.-As this kingdom has kow, take their wives and children home been separated from the mother country with them, when they have obtained the for fifteen years, so have the consepermission of their parents.

quences of the revolution taken deeper

root than elsewhere. As the Bishop was NORTH AMERICA.

expelled in consequence of his attachPennsylvania. - The Theological Lu- ment to the former order of things, the theran Institution at Gettysburgh, in this secular clergy have chosen a successor State, for the support and further esta- from among their own body, who, with blishment of which the Rev. — Kurz, a council formed of several clergymen, has lately been collecting subscriptions presides over ecclesiastical affairs. The in Germany, bas commenced its labours tithes, which were formerly paid to the with great success. On the 15th of May Viceroy, are now placed under the dilast the first half-yearly examination of rection of government, which distributes the students took place, which afforded them yearly, partly to pay eighteen or a very favourable specimen of the utility twenty canons and others of the higher of the institution, and the President and clergy, partly to thirty or forty priests of Directors had reason to observe with different parishes, partly to defray the thankfulness the attention of the pupils, expenses of the schools, and the remainand the progress they had already made der to other useful purposes. The revein the German language ; so that there venues of the religious orders are all reappears every reason to expect that at ceived by government. The Franciscan the conclusion of tbeir studies all of them monks alone remain, and when their (one student excepted, who belongs to number is reduced from twenty-eight to the American Episcopal Church) will be eighteen, their convent will also be supable to preach in this tongue. On the pressed. Two convents for females still following day the annual addresses of the exist, the one contains twenty-two, the Theological and Missionary Societies con- other twelve nuns. All respect for the nected with this seminary were delivered monastic institutions bas totally disapbefore a numerous assembly. In the peared-monks and nuns are subjects of morning Mr. Jacobs spoke of the diffi- derision and contempt, culties which hindered the extension of ment favours education, and many Lan. the German Lutheran Church in Ameri- casterian schools have been establisbed.

The govern:

True toleration with exercise of their re- a chapel with an episcopal minister. An ligious worship is granted to all persons American clergyman is also engaged in dissenting from the Roman Catholic translating at his own press religious Church, of which the English bave al. works in the Spanish language. ready availed themselves, in establishing

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press legitimate discussion, or to shackle On Friday and Saturday, December

the spirit of full, free, and unfettered 14 and 15, a meeting of the Metropoli inquiry into the objects of the meeting, tan Branch of the British Reformation

it was resolved to bear any opponent of Society, was held in the Rotunda, his respectable character, the moment he Grace the Archbishop of Dublin in the should present himself in front of the Chair. We subjoin the following ob- cbair. servations from a letter of a correspon- 'The doors of the Rotunda were opendent, whose animated account we regreted at 10 o'clock, and no scene which has that we have been obliged to curtail : been witnessed in this metropolis was

SIR-If the particular Institution with calculated to register a stronger impres. which the proceedings of this meeting sion upon my mind, than was produced were identified, bad not previously occu- by the general aspect of the meeting. pied a place in your Miscellany, I should - The Island which we inhabit does have considered it due to your readers not present an exbibition upon which to give some account of its objects, and the eye of the Christian philanthroof the peculiar circumstances in which pist" can repose with feelings of so it had its origin. This was done in the much elevated satisfaction, as those peEXAMINER of July last, and as your riodical meetings, at which the elite pages have since been open to a discus. of our national Christianity, assemble sion of the Society's character, and the to cheer by their presence, and to sancmeans which it proposes for the accom- tion by their suffrages, a great convenplishment of its objects, it is unnecessary

tional effort at the emancipation of their to recur to the subject.

unenlightened and spiritually misguided The British Institution stood in need countrymen. Such scenes, relieved as of the assistance of a general organ of they are by a sickening monotony of communication with this country, and the moral debasement and factious conten- 4 active support of a deliberative, not less tion, bring home to our conviction withi tban a ministerial agency-a species of greater assurance than any thing besides, co-operative support which should give the existence and the activity of those intelligence to its councils, unity to its mighty agencies wbich are tasked against efforts, and effect to its decisions. The the powers of a dominant superstition ; design of such a Society having been and we derive no pledge of their success matured at a meeting consisting of the which is more intelligible or convincing clergy of Dublin, and the members of the than the information and the encourageexisting Reformation Committee, with mnent which such opportunities afford. the Archbishop in the chair, a public Between such assemblies and those meeting was fixed for Friday Dec. 14, to which we witnessed on Friday and Sareceive a statement of the objects and turday, there is a marked and most intelprinciples of the new Society; and tickets 'ligible distinction—a distinction which of admission were indiscriminately issued sat on the aspect of the auditory, and to 2400 applicants, among whom there marked its proceedings throughout. were a considerable number of respecta- The great preponderance of the male ble Roman Catholics. As this distribu. over the female part of the attendance tion exceeded the actual capacity of the gave an appearance of energy and of Rotunda, the Committee were reluctant resolution to the assembly, that was ly obliged to refuse further applica: characteristic of its objects, and the tions, and this circumstance must be strong expression of feeling which was received as their apology to those who ready to mark and to repress imperticould not be supplied. The mode nent or irrelevant sentiment in the of proceeding on this occasion was cha- speakers, sufficiently proved that the racteristic of the leading feature of the temper and judgment of the body were


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in unison with the objects which it had and receive the impress of a common met to promote. If it were possible for designation. any circumstance to heighten the gene- On the promoters of the Reformation ral interest, it was the presidency and generally througbout Ireland, the neet. controlling intelligence of that great and ings of Friday and Saturday, must gifted individual, whom Providence, for have the bappiest effect. Spiritual Propurposes of mercy to this country, has testants have at once a centre of union invested with ecclesiastical jurisdiction and an example of conduct, and their over this city. We have long admired cause has been committed under a sancthe consistency, the conscientiousness, tion wbich stamps the proceeding with and the unblushing decision of his Grace the importance and the dignity of a nathe Archbishop of Dublin, and although tional movement. we did not require the example of this

The Church of Ireland in particular, meeting to convince us that profession has resumed the ground on which her and practice with bis Grace are the same Ushers and her Bedels contended. She thing ; I will yet be bold to say, that no has pledged herself to the emancipation act of his public life has imparted more of a mentally enslaved people, and suregeneral satisfaction to the friends, or done ly no spiritual member of her communimore to perplex and embarrass the ad- ty will resuse to identify himself with the versaries of that faith of which he is at great and sacred undertaking. once the Professor and the unanswerable To our brethren in England the DubChampion.

lin Reformation meeting must speak as It would he foreigo to the object of a unequivocal evidence, that their Chrismerely descriptive article, to attempt an tian example has been followed-Ireanalysis of the different speeches which land has responded from her metropowere delivered on this most interesting litan platform, and while they witness occasion, and it would be difficult to ba- the Protestant Church in this country zard an opinion of their comparative me- embarking in a struggle, on the issue of rits. They were excellent as parts, and which is suspended the temporal and perfect as a whole, and according to the eternal interests of several millions of concurrent sentiments of those who seem British subjects, they cannot continue in to be the best judges, they were greatly different spectators of the contest. superior to any thing which has been The extent to wbich the influence of heard within the same walls.

such a meeting is calculated to have on This is partly to be attributed to the Roman Catholic feeling, will very much exciting character of the scene, and the depend upon the means that are emnovelty, as well as the scope of the sub- ployed to give currency to its proceedject, but more than any thing to the op- ings. To the hierarchy of that Church position which was attempted. Their nothing can be more ominous than the publication in an authentic shape (which movement which would threaten to is determined upon) will prove a valua- marsbal in systematic opposition to her ble addition to our controversial mis- system, the spiritual and intellectual cellany.

resources of Protestantisma in this and The influence of such a meeting as the sister country. They have put the has been described, is incalculable in the Protestant Church into an attitude of present circumstances of Ireland, nor will aggression, which they are neither preit be confined to one party in the con- pared to oppose nor able to resist, and it is troversy. Like the pillar of cloud and not more certain that the Bible is above fire which stood between the emancipat- the Council of Trent, or that he who is ed Hebrews and their former oppressors, armed with the whole armour of God is it will prove a directing beacon to the one, superior to the man whose best defence and a cause of perplexity to the other. is the "dogmatic theology of Maynooth,

Among Protestants it will be produc- than it is certain that the result of the tive of the best possible results. What- collision will tend to the glory of God ever is calculated to harmonize discordant and to the moral emancipation of this feelings, and cement the bund of Christian country, union among professors of the same The spirit of genuine Protestantism faith, and servants of the same cause, is like Milton's lion struggling to disenof essential advantage to the interests of gage his balf-created body from the earth, Scriptural Christianity, and when those is ex ng a noble effort to free itself elements which refused to amalgamate from the trammelling influence of a seunder the aetion of an ordinary tem- cular policy, and will eventually prove itperature are exposed to the glow of such self the potent agent of Ireland's intelan atmosphere as was generated by these lectual and spiritual regeneration. meetings, they will soiten and blend, Such proceedings as those we bave VOL IV.


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