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against here, but there is no distant probability, from recent events in France, and the state of the continental kingdoms generally, that England will have to watch and act against a not unlikely confederacy of Romish allies to destroy the liberties, civil and religious, of all Protestant States.

The CHRISTIAN GUARDIAN must, therefore, more than ever, be on the alert to expose, with holy faithfulness, the absurdities and errors of Rome, in its doctrine and ritual, and to watch with vigilance the movements of its partisans at home and abroad, in their working out the ever-shifting political phases of their falsely termed religious system.

The later numbers of our Magazine have been occupied, perhaps too largely to suit many readers, with specimens of revised Services ; in the future discussion of the subject of revision, it has been determined no longer to give these proposed alterations at length, but to state briefly, and in parallel columns, the very few things which it appears desirable either to omit or alter.

For our own part, while we feel no reluctance in admitting articles and correspondence upon a subject which we think must sooner or later be forced upon the consideration of the whole Church, yet we quite agree with a recent valued correspondent, that the present position of clerical parties justifies the Archbishop from now entertaining the question, and that we must first “endeavour to change the circumstances of the case ; the clergy at large must examine, not how much they would wish to be altered in our Liturgy, but how much it is absolutely necessary to reform, and to try to come to some agreement as to the number of points upon which it is indispensable to make a change, and the nature of the changes to be made. Surely, if there be such a thing as the faith once for all delivered to the saints,' it ought not to be difficult for those who hold that faith, if they lay aside their own wishes and put on seriousness and moderation, to come to an agreement as to what it is essential to reform, and to be content with that only. Should such a degree of concord be found, and should it embrace a large portion of the clergy and laity, I cannot but think that the united voices of such a company of the faithful would make themselves to be heard and prevail,: Such is the end, for the attainment of which I could wish to see a general effort in operation.”

In now looking forward to the labours of the coming year, the conductors of this Magazine determine, in dependence upon the aid of the God of all power and wisdom, to make their pages the vehicle of imparting and maintaining Christian Truth, and of exposing and combating the various forms of error and superstition which are ever doing their works of mischief.

Although sincerely attached to the principles of the Church of England, the Editors are not careful that their “churchmanship” should occasionally be “impugned,” if only they are found faithful to the far deeper truths of the whole Church of Christ, as set forth in the Bible; to which only standard of truth it is the aim of the conductors of this periodical to bring their own beloved Church into more perfect agreement and consistency. It is trusted that not only are their past labours regarded with approbation, but that their future exertions will receive an increasing measure of support.

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Page ADDRESS of the archbishops and Baptismal Service, specimen of a bishops ...............................

190 revised ......... .................. 450 Aggression, the papal .... ............ 240 Barber's, M. A. S., Du Bourg...... Aids for Determining. Rev. W. Bath and Wells, bishop of, and Goode .......................•

90 High Church principles ......... Alliance, proposed Protestant ...... 283 | Being with Jesus ...................... 501

, the Evangelical ......... 376 Believer a mystery, the............... 157

the Protestant..... 528, 566 | Bequests, munificent ................. 585 All-sufficient Saviour, the ........ 149 Best's, Mrs., Casket Rifled ......... 526 Alterations in the Liturgy, impolicy Bible, revision of the................... 135 of ........ ....................

............... 34, 86 | Bickersteth, Rev. E, Memoir of, Amos, Lectures on the Book of.

by Rev. T. R. Birks ......... 275, 320 Rev. V. W. Ryan. ................ 464 | Birkbeck schools, the ............... 228 Angel, the sealing of the ... ....... 164 Bishop of Exeter's pastoral letter... 188 Anglican form of Church goveru

- London and Tractarian ment, on the ........................ 553 Churches .......... Anglicanism considered in its re

- Remarks on Dr. • sults. W. Dodsworth. 181, 233, 278 Pusey's letter to................... 68 Anniversaries of religious societies. 132 - Norwich and Dr. Newman 474 Appointment of ministers, the...... 418 - Nova Scotia, the new ..... 144 Apprentice, the goldsmith and his 161

- Tuam and Irish converts ... 377 Apocalypse, Handbook for the....... 327 Bishopric of Bombay ............... 331 Apocrypha in Germany, the......... 382 Bonar's, Rev. H., Man, his Religion Apocryphal lessons, the ............

421
and his World ............

523 Archbishop of Canterbury, address Bond of Union in our Church Conto the...........

............ 142 gregations .......... .......... 17

and episco Bristol, the dean of, and Dr. M'Neile 406 pal orders ...................... 429, 477 British and Foreign Bible Society. 236 Archdeacon Manning, secession of. 191 - Museum, the Scriptures in Argument with a Romanist ... ... ... 461 the ............

...... 289 Argyll's, Duke of, Speech ....... 332 Buonaparte, Louis-Napoleon ...... 565 Arrogancy, Ignatius vindicated from Burial Service, the ............. 423, 550

113, 167 Byrth, Rev. Thomas, D.D., ReArticles and the Catechism, the ...

mains of, by Rev. G. R. Moncreiff 561 Attila and Napoleon................ 258 Australasian synod, the...

334 CANONRY of St. Paul's .............. 474

Canterbury, Address to the ArchbiBABYLON and the Banks of the

shop of ... .... Euphrates ... ... ... ... ..... ...... 92 - , Archbishop of, and episBaptism, a Father's Thoughts on.

copal orders ....... W. H. Madden ...

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, Letter to the Archbishop Baptismal Regeneration ............ 557 ! of. M. D'Aubigné ... ... ... ......

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Carlyle's, Thomas, Life of Sterling 519 | Conference on Church Reform...... 219
Case of Miss Talbot.................. 143 Contrast, the ........... .............. 401
Casket Rifled, the. Mrs. Best .... 526

strong .................. 385
Catechism and the Articles, the .... 422 Conversations on the Lord's Supper.
Catholic Church, Reasons for sub-

C. Stannard ..........

185
mitting to the. Rev. H. W. Conversion and baptism of a Hindoo
Wilberforce ....... ................

youth ............................. 420
Cautions for the Times............... 367 Converts to Protestantism, Irish ... 377
Chalmers, Dr. Thomas, Memoir of, Convocation, on the revival of ...... 314

by Rev. Dr. Hanna ............... 424 Crabb, death of the Rev. James .... 432
Check to Pride .........................

402 Creative goodness . ................... 445
Children at Church ................... 433 Cumming's, Dr., Voices of the Day 232
Christ Church, Hoxton ............. 225

- Feeding the multitude...... 445 D'AUBIGNE's, J.H. M., Letter to
-, not Anti-Christ. Rev. T.

the Archbishop of Canterbury ...
Watson ...............

Davies, Rev. C. H., Hints and Sug-
Christendom, present position of

gestions ............ ..... ...... ...... 138
299, 350, 403

on oral tradition. 353
Christian children, Fresh Gather-

, on revision of the
ings for .......... ..............

329 liturgy .................. 179, 413, 493
- firmness ., .................. 402 Death-bed of a Romanist............ 143
Christian's enjoyment of clitward Death of the King of Hanover...... 527
things, the ........

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-- Rev. James Crabb ... 432
Church and its ininistry, the ...... Declaration, the supremacy ... ... ... 378
- children at ..........

433 Devout heart, prayer of a .. ......... 444
- congregations, the bond of Diocesan synod at Exeter............ 283
union in .........

17 Diotrephes, query respecting ...... 135
- matters in 1641 ............. Dodsworth's, W., Anglicanism con-
- missions, Irish .............. 191 sidered ...... ............ 181, 233, 278

Missionary Society ........ 236 Drummond's, H., Plea for Women 328

of Rome, Dr. Hook's rea Du Bourg. M. A. S. Barber ...... 91
sons for not joining the............ 74 Dying Thief, the

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- Pastoral-Aid Society ....... 237

- reform and revision of the ECCLESIASTICAL Titles Bill ... 94, 331
Liturgy

Ejaculatory prayer

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-- Association, the Ply-

Emmaus, the Saviour's walk to ... 342
mouth ...

Endowment of Maynooth ............
- , conference on .......... 219 England's Wants ...........

468
- illustrated principles English Episcopate, comparative
of............... ...... 79, 121, 170,215 view of the........

_ movement, the........ 284 | Episcopacy, the state of our.........

- the Parliamentary Ses Episcopal orders, the Archbishop of
sion of 1851 .........

360 1 Canterbury and..... ... ... ... *429, 477
- services, revision of the. 32, 87

revenues, order in coun-
, stake-nets in the ............ 337 cil respecting. ......... .......... 432
- visible, and the Church in-

Epistle of Ignatius to Polycarp ... 115
visible, the.

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- the Ephesians 116
Clinton, Rev. C. J. F., on the Ri-

Romans... 117
tuals of the Church ............... 30 Eternity . ..........

- ~, remarks on Euphrates, Babylon and the Banks
Dr. Pusey's letter ................. 68 of the .........

93
Cobden, Mr., and the worshippers Evangelical alliance, the ............ 376
of mammon ..........

Exchange, the ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 310
Colonial Church and School Society Exeter, Bishop of, pastoral letter.. 188
Comment upon the Nestorian Pa-

synod, the......... 239, 283, 379
triarch and the Pope.. ............ 499 Exhibition, the great .......... 191, 237
Communion of saints, the ............ 145

- Service, specimen of a Faith, the life of .. ................... 313
revised .......

503 Family Bible, history of a .......... 526
Comparative view of the English Fisk's, Rev. G., Sevenfold Aspect
Episcopate.........
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