Sermon On Confirmation; By William Meade, D. D., Assistant Bishop Of The Diacess Of Virginia

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1833. Excerpt: ... 11 Minister to the Bishop, in writing, as persons whom he deems worthy. And henceforth it becomes the privilege and duty of those who have been confirmed, to partake of the Lord's Supper, in obedience to the command of Him whose disciples they now profess to be. Thissiu pie statement serves to correct an error into which some have fallen in relation to our Church, who suppose that any persons who shall feel thus disposed, may come forward at any time to our communion, without confering with the Minister or any other person. According to the rubric no one can come to the Lord's Supper without being previously confirmed, or being ready and desirous so to be, (when opportunity shall offer); and none are allowed to be confirmed who are not recommended by the Minister, who is of course to ground his recommendation on a knowledge and belief of their fitness. Let parents and Ministers then, faithfully perform their part in training up the young in God's nurture and admonition; let the Ministers pay a special attention to the instruction and preparation of them for the renewal of their baptismal vows in the rite of confirmation; let the Bishops be faithful in their exhortations to parents, Ministers, and children, and we think a more effectual barrier cannot well be raised around the altar of the Lord, than is provided in this part of the discipline of the Church. It is, indeed, to be acknowledged, that in times past, and especially in the land and Church of our forefathers, this rite has, in the manner of its observance, been much abused, so as not to yield the benefits which might reasonably have been expected from it. Very many circumstances contributed to this abuse, to the great grief of the pious; nor is it to be wondered at, that in the earlier times of th...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1833. Excerpt: ... 11 Minister to the Bishop, in writing, as persons whom he deems worthy. And henceforth it becomes the privilege and duty of th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217869459

ISBN - 13:9780217869454

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