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No. III.

ARTICLES OF UNION, Proposed by the Right Reverend the BISHOPS of the SCOTCH

EPISCOPAL CHURCH, to those Clergymen who officia ate in Scotland by virtue of Ordination from an English or an Irish Bishop.

As an union of all those who profess to be of the Epifcopal persuasion in Scotland, appears to be a measure extremely desirable, and calculated to promote the interests of true religion ;— The Right Reverend the bishops of the Scotch Episcopal Church do invite and exhort all those clergymen in Scotland, who have received ordination from English or Irish bishops, and the people attending their ministrations, to become paitors and members of that pure and primitive part of the Christian church, of which the bishops in Scotland are the regular governors :-With a view to the attainment of which desirable end, the said bishops propose the following Articles of Union, as the conditions on which they are ready to receive the above-mensioned clergy into a holy and Christian fellowship, and to acknowledge them as pastors, and the people who shall be committed to their charge, and duly and regularly adhere to their ministrations, as members of the Scotch Episcopal Church.

I. Every such clergyman shall exhibit to the bishop of the diocese or district, in which he is settled, or in case of a vacancy, to the primus of the Episcopal college, his letters of orders, or a duly attested copy thereof, that fo, their authenticity and validity being ascertained, they may be entered in the diocesan book or register kept for that purpose.

II. Every such clergyman shall declare his hearty and unfeigned afsent to the whole doctrine of the gospel, as revealed and set forth in the holy scriptures ;— And shall farther acknowledge, that the Scotch Episcopal Church, of which the bishops in Scotland are the regular governors, is a pure and orthodox part of the universal Christian church.

III. Every such clergyman shall be at liberty to use, in his own congregation, the liturgy of the Church of England, as well in the administration of the facrament of the Lord's supper, as in all the other offices of the church.

IV. Every such clergyman, when collated to any paftoral charge, shall promise, with God's assistance, faithfully and conscientiously to perform the duties thereof, promoting and maintaining, according to his power, peace, quietness, and Christian charity, and studying in a particular manner to advance, by his example and doctrine, the spiritual welfare and comfort of that portion of the flock of Christ, among which he is called to exercise his ministry.

V. • V. Every such clergyman shall own and acknowledge,
as his spiritual governor under Christ, the bishop of the
diocese or district in which he is settled, and shall pay and
perform to the said bishop, all such canonical obedience,
as is usually paid by the clergy of the Scotch Episcopal
Church, or by the clergy of the united church of England
and Ireland, to their respective diocesans, saving and ex-
cepting only such obedience as those clergymen, who do
or may hold fpiritual preferment in England or Ireland,
owe to the bishops, in whose dioceses, in those parts of
the united kingdom, they do or may hold such preferment.

VI. Every such clergyman, who shall approve and ac-
cept of the foregoing articles, as terms of agreement and
union with the Scotch Episcopal church, shall testify his
approbation and acceptance of the fame, in manner follow-
ing, viz.

" At

- the day of I - or-
“ dained deacon by the lord bishop of and priest
“ by the lord bishop of do hereby testify and
“ declare my entire approbation and acceptance of the
“ foregoing articles, as terms of union with the Scotch
“ Episcopal Church, and oblige myself to comply with,
" and fulfil the same with all fincerity and diligence.
“ In testimony whereof, I have written and subscribed
“ this my acceptance and obligation, to be delivered in-
" to the hands of the Right Revd. - bishop of
" as my diocesan and ecclesiastical superior,
“ before these witnesses, the Revd.

and the
“ Revd. -— both clergymen of the said diocese,
6 specially called for that purpose.”

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ABEL's facrifice-why accepted, 36.
Abraham-called to be the father of the church of the He-
brews, 42.

-- trial of his faith, 45.
Acts of the apostles quoted—for the sense of ste to avío. 255.
Address to the Episcopalians of Scotland, 455, et seq.
Aerius--the heretic—the first opposer of Episcopacy, 274.
Ananias--a disciple-how employed to baptize Paul, 159.
Anderson of Dunbarton-followed by Dr. Campbell, 137. 168.

- again quoted, 177. 187.

- agrees with the church of Rome, 198.
Angels of the seven churches of Asia, 199.

supposed by Dr. Campbell to be moderators, 200. 205.

proved to be bishops, 201.
Anti-Jacobin Review quoted, 147. 155. 172. 253.
Apostles of Chrilt--when and how commissioned, 121. 123.

– set first in the church, 124.

in what their extraordinary character con.
fifted, 191.

- reasons for their not having successors con-
sidered, 189. 198.

when the title was laid aside, 195.

- how their Episcopal office has been conti-
nued, 196.


Apostles of Christ-all modelled the church on the same plan,

209. Articles-XXIII. and XXXVI. of the Church of England considered, 166, 167.

- Thirty-Ning—how received by the Scotch Episcopal clergy, 479.

- - give no countenance to a false liberality of mind, 495.


Baptism, one of the terms or conditions of salvation, 153. - administration of it—an essential part of the apoftolic

commission, 190. Bellarmine-Cardinal-denied that the apostles had successors,

198. Beza-quoted as favourable to Episcopacy, 331. Bingham-misrepresented by Dr. Campbell, 206.

- his authority for au porxiz being used for a diocese, 310. Bishops—how successors of the apostles, 127.

college of-in Scotland were duly consecrated, 387, 388.

- soon became diocesan, 395. Bishops in Scotland-how elected—396. Bishops, priests and deacons, expressly diftinguished by the

Church of England, 170. Blondel quoted—212.

acknowledges Polycarp's Episcopal character, 217.

his Apology for the Opinion of Jerom, 291. - how the conclusion of that apology was suppressed, 332. Book of consecration, &c. of the Church of England quoted

168. Boucher-Rev. Jonathan, quoted on the American Episcopate,

398, 399. Bow-in the cloud--a token of God's covenant, 41.


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