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Α Ρ Ρ Ε Ν DIX,
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. Every such clergyman shall own and acknowledge,
VI. Every such clergyman, who shall approve and ac-
- the day of I - or-
ABEL's facrifice-why accepted, 36.
-- trial of his faith, 45.
- again quoted, 177. 187.
- agrees with the church of Rome, 198.
supposed by Dr. Campbell to be moderators, 200. 205.
proved to be bishops, 201.
– set first in the church, 124.
in what their extraordinary character con.
- reasons for their not having successors con-
when the title was laid aside, 195.
- how their Episcopal office has been conti-
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.