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"O ALMIGHTY God, who has built thy Church upon the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the head Corner Stone, grant that all thy children may be so joined together in unity of spirit, by their doctrine, that we may be made an holy temple, acceptable unto Thee, through JESUS CHRIST our LORD. Amen."

Apostles.-Apostolic Commission--powers granted by it, recited in it,

rule of construing it.-Power exercised under it-of conferring
Apostolic authority-Titus, Timothy, Apostleship of Epaphroditus.
-Characteristics of Apostleship.--Of Ordination-Timothy, Paul
and Barnabas opinion of Jerome-practice at Alexandria--mistake

of Eutychius-of confirmation-of discipline~of Presbyters and Dea-
cons, and of the laity—of presiding in Councils.--One Apostle or
Apostolic Bishop in every Church, with many Presbyters and Dea-
cons.-Crete, Ephesus, Philippi-seven Churches of Asia--Colosse.

- Testimony of antiquity, the testimony of the Epistle to the Ephe-

sians.-Who was Bishop of Philippi when Polycarp wrote his

Epistle ?—Each had a limited jurisdiction,

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CHAPTER XXIV.

Succession of the Church of England—difference between Apostolic

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