The Church in the Confederate States: A History of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Confederate States

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Longmans, Green, and Company, 1911 - 291 páginas
"[This work offers] the story of the church in the South, from 1861 to 1866, in all matters affecting its general interests as distinguished from local and diocesan details, with some account of its work and inner spirit, as they are related to the peculiar circumstances of the time and the situation"--Preface.
 

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Página 185 - Now, the Church in this country has established a form of prayer for the President and all in civil authority : the language of that prayer was selected with careful reference to the subject of the prayer — all in civil authority — and she desires for that authority prosperity and long continuance. No one can reasonably be expected to desire a long continuance of military rule. Therefore the prayer is altogether inappropriate and inapplicable to the present condition of things when no civil authority...
Página 278 - To them his heart, his love, his griefs were given, But all his serious thoughts had rest in Heaven. As some tall cliff, that lifts its awful form, Swells from the vale and midway leaves the storm, Though round its breast the rolling clouds are spread, Eternal sunshine settles on its head.
Página 141 - Church was, in the first place, drawn to those alterations in the Liturgy which became necessary in the Prayers for our Civil Rulers, in consequence of the Revolution. And the principal care herein was to make them conformable to what ought to be the proper end of all such prayers, namely, that " Rulers may have grace, wisdom, and understanding to execute justice, and to maintain truth ;" and that the People " may lead quiet and peaceable lives, in all godliness and honesty.
Página 280 - Grant, O Lord, we beseech thee, that the course of this world may be so peaceably ordered by thy governance that thy Church may joyfully serve thee in all godly quietness ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Página 112 - the holy fathers, monks, and friars, had in their confessions, and especially in their extreme and deadly sickness, convinced the laity how dangerous a practice it was, for one Christian man to hold another in bondage: so that temporal men, by little and little, by reason of that terror in their consciences, were glad to manumit all their villeins.
Página 277 - JUSTUM et tenacem propositi virum Non civium ardor prava jubentium, Non vultus instantis tyranni Mente quatit solida, neque Auster, Dux inquieti turbidus Adriae, 5 Nee fulminantis magna manus Jovis : Si fractus illabatur orbis, * Impavidum ferient ruinae.
Página 166 - There are dying ones raving of home There are wounds to be bound with a blessing And shrouds to make ready for some. They have gathered about you the 'harvest Of death in its ghastliest view ; The nearest as well as the farthest...
Página 186 - ... time as said bishop and clergy show a sincere return to their allegiance to the government of the United States, and give evidence of a loyal and patriotic spirit by offering to resume the use of the prayer for the President of the United States and all in civil authority, and by taking the amnesty oath prescribed by the President.
Página 141 - ... future prosperity; consistently with the constitution and laws of their country. The attention of this Church was in the first place drawn to those alterations in the Liturgy which became necessary in the prayers for our Civil Rulers, in consequence of the Revolution. And the principal care herein was to make them conformable to what ought to be the proper end of all such prayers, namely, that " Rulers may have grace, wisdom, and understanding to execute justice, and to maintain truth ;" and...
Página 37 - WHEREAS the inhabitants and local authorities of the States of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, and Tennessee rebelled against the government of the United States, and were in such condition on ... [November 8, 1864,] . . . that no valid election for electors of President and Vice-President of the United States, according to the constitution and laws thereof, was held therein on said day...

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