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Lines in Memory of a Friend 70
General Convention--Constitution of
the Episcopal Missionary Society 71
Sermon.--No. Xur. On Psalm cxlv. Increase of the Church
Worship of God considered 117 from Mr. Hodgson's Journal, (con-
Boston--General Missionary Society 129 Sermon.--No. XV. On Luke xxi.
Stations at Elliot and Brainerd 134
Extract from the Messiah, translated
stock, (continued from p. 157.) 193
ib. Rolig. Intell.--General Theological
Seminary--Address of the Trus.
South Carolina-Society for the ad-
vancement of Christianity--twelfth
Southey's Life of Wesley,” (con- Sermon.-No. XVI. On Mark ix.
translated from the original Ger- Opinion of an Honest Sceptick on
157 On the Charge of Popish Corruptions
ing; Officers ; Funds
Review of Allen's Abridgment of
tween the Catholick Remainder of
General Theological Seminary--
Theological.-Comment on 2 Peter iii.
The Influence of Christianity on
the Savage Character Extracts
secration of the Monumental
nual Convention--- Proceedings ;
al Convention ; Reports of Stand-
ing Committee on Alterations in
Constitution and printing Jour-
Parochial Reports: Recapitulation 229
Parish Libraries ; Defect in Paro-
chial Returns ; Standing Commit-
Massachusetts Missionary Society-
Representation of, and Statement
Resolution of Convention recom.
mending Missionary Society 231
Mission to Africa
Plan for a Free Church
Theological.—On the Received Trans-
lation of the Scriptures
Brief Argument in Favour of Epis-
copacy, from Stackhouse's Body
The lofluence of Christianity on the
Savage Character--Extracts from
Sermon.-No. XVII. On Nehemiah
ii. 17. Delivered in Boston, be-
fore the Convention of the Protes-
tant Episcopal Church of the
State of Massachusetts, June 19,
On Conduct towards other Denomi-
nations, extracted from Bishop
White's Address to the Conven-
tion of Pennsylvania
Hieronymus, in Reply to P. C. 253
On Parochial Visitations
Poetry-Extract from the Messiah,
translated from the original Ger.
man of Klopstock, Book II. (con.
tinued from p. 195.)
Relig.. Inteli.-. Pennsylvania-.Thir-
ty-eighth Annual Convention ;
Člergy; Congregations ; Bishop's
Address; Episcopal Acts ; Reli-
gious Societies; Funds
Removals ; Parochial Reports ;
Standing Committee; Delegates 260
Boston Society for promoting Chris-
tianity among the Jews, Circular
North American IndiansFurther
Extracts from Mr. Hodgson's
Jourgal, (continued from p. 200.) 262
Abstract of Journals; Bishop's
Missionary Society; Local Theolog.
State of the Church, Parochial Re-
Connecticut Domestick Missions 326
Sermon.-No. XX. On Luke ix. 6.
Theological.--Remarks upon Luke
Delivered at Portsmouth, N. H.
xvi. 9, and Hebrews xii. 17. 329 before the Seventh Biennial Con-
Bishop Griswold's Address to the
vention of the Eastern Diocese,
Seventh Biennial Convention of
Sept. 25, 1822.
the Eastern Diocese, at Ports- The Forms of the Church opposed
mouth, September 25, 1822. 330 to Formality
History of St. Peter's Church, Sa- Review of Bancroft's Sermons, (con-
Poetry—The Age of Benevolence 353 ninth Annual Convention ; Paro.
Relig. Intell.- Eastern Diocese-Se-
venth Biennial Convention ; Pro-
Summary; Bishop's Remarks; Gen-
356 eral Theological Seminary; Gen-
Supply of Vacant Parishes; Support
eral Missionary Society
of the Episcopate; Uniform Sys- Bishop's Powers; Committees; Ap-
tem of Catechetical Instruction ;
357 South Carolina--Confirmation at
Vermont-Annual Convention ; Ab.
stract of Journals for 1820, 1821,
Massachusetts-Ordination and Con-
and 1822 ; Constitution
Parochial Reports ; Committees ; Foreign-Portugal-Suppression of
“ Knowing that I am set for the defence of the Gospel.” Phil. i. 17.
[No. 1. Vol. II.
TO THE PATRONS OF THE GOSPEL
been extended, of those whose praise the conductors would most covet; and ani
mated by such encouragements, they At the commencement of a new year, enter on the duties of their second the conductors of the Gospel Advocate year, in the confident expectation that consider it as a fit occasion to implore both the subscribers, aud the distant the blessing of almighty God upon their contributors to their work, will increase future labours, and to express their their patronage, and with prayer to gratitude to him, that he hath been the almighty Source of light and love, pleased to prosper their past exertions. that he, without whose aid all labours
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