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IIOLDEN FOR THAT PURPOSE AT ABERDEEN, ON THE XIXTH AND
XXTH DAYS OF JUNE, IN THE YEAR

M.DCCC.XI,

ABERDEEN:

PRINTED BY D. CHALMERS AND CO.

1811.

CONTENT S.

INTRODUCTION.

CANON IX.

Requiring from Persons to be ordained Subscrip-
CANON E.

tion of the Thirty-nine Articles of Religion,
For preserving the Episcopal Succession.

and other assurances of Loyalty and Obe-

dience.
CANON II.

Regulating the Election and Office of the Primus.

CANON X.

Appointing the proper Institution to a Pastoral

CANON III.

Charge.

Por providing vacant Districts with duly elected
Bishops, and regulating the conduct of the

CANON XI.
Presbyters in such Districts.

Requiring Presbyters to make personal residence
CANON IV.

in the place where their Pastoral Charge lies;

and not to be absent but for a limited time.

Regulating the jurisdiction of the Bishops in a

particular case.

CANON XII.

CANON V..

Requiring Soberness of Conversation, and De-

For holding, and regulating the business of Ec cency of Apparel, in Ecclesiastical Persons,

clesiastical Synods.

as well as a proper attention to the good order

of their families.

CANON VI.

Enjoining the studies, and qualifications necessary

CANON XIII.

in the Candidates for Holy Orders.

Pointing out the proper Clerical Studies, and

other assistances to be derived from Meetings

CANON VII.

of the Clergy duly regulated.

Respecting the age, the prudence, the place or

charge, of Persons to be ordained : and in what

CANON, XIV.

case Letters Dimissory are necessary. Regulating the times and public Assemblies for

Divine Service.

CANON VIII.

Appointing the solemn performance of the Of-

CANON XY.
fice of Ordination; and the Form to be used | Respecting the Communion Service, as the most
in Making, Ordaining, and Consecrating of solemn part of Christian Worship.
Bishops, Priests, and Deacons.

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CODE

THE

CODE OF CANONS

OF THE

EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN SCOTLAND,

DRAWN UP, AND ENACTED BY AN ECCLESIASTICAL SYNOD HOLDEN FOR THAT PURPOSE, AT ABERDEEN, ON THE XIXT, AND XXTH DAYS OF JUNE,

IN THE YEAR M.D.CCC.XI.

INTRODUCTION.

RELIGION, implying the obligation which we lie under to the service of God, must be of divine Institution : beranse God alone can tell how he will be worshippes and served by his creatures. Having revealed his will for this purpose, he has also from the beginning constituted, and set apart certain persons, to act as bis more immediate Servants, or Officers; and in that official relation to assist mankind in the performance of their religious duties. That this was the case under the Patriarchal and Mosaic Institutions, is evident from the history of both contained in the Old Testament; and that the case is the same under the Dispensation of the Gospel, is no less manifest from the account which the New Testament gives of the Establishment of the Christian Church. It is there recorded for our instruction, that our blessed Saviour, the Author, and Finisher of our Faith, and the Head over all things to his Church, when he had “ called his Disciples unto him, chose twelve of them;" whom he was pleased to distinguish by the title of “ Apostles,” or persons sent with a particular Commission to preach the Gospel ; and with power to work miracles for evincing the authority with which they were vested. The appointment afterwards of other

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