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" It is evident unto all men, diligently reading holy Scripture and ancient authors, that from the Apostles' time there have been these Orders of Ministers in Christ's Church, — Bishops, Priests, and Deacons. "
The Gospel magazine, and theological review. Ser. 5. Vol. 3, no. 1-July 1874
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The Episcopal Manual: A Summary Explanation of the Doctrine, Discipline, and ...

William Holland Wilmer - 1841 - 312 pages
...promises." ' The preface to the ordinal in our Book of Common Prayer, has the following declaration :—" It is evident unto all men, diligently reading Holy...there have been these orders of ministers in Christ's church—Bishops, Priests, and Deacons. Which offices were evermore had in such reverend estimation,...
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A Full Report of the Case of Mastin V. Escott, Clerk, for Refusing to Bury ...

Frederick George Mastin, Thomas Sweet Escott, William Calverley Curteis - Baptism - 1841 - 298 pages
...purpose. The Ordination Service states that " It is evident unto all men, diligently " reading the Holy Scripture and ancient authors, that from the...Church— bishops, priests, and deacons: which offices" (that is, the actual office and character of a bishop, &c.) " were " evermore had in such reverend...
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Improvement Era, Volume 1, Issue 1

Mormons - 1897 - 1146 pages
...the MINISTRY. The preface to the Ordinal in the Prayer Book (p. 5o9) opens with these weighty words: "It is evident unto all men, diligently reading Holy...Christ's Church — Bishops, Priests, and Deacons." This three-fold Ministry was universal until Reformation days. Perhaps there was a type of it in (1)the...
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Adrianus Saravia (ca. 1532-1613): Dutch Calvinist, First Reformend Defender ...

Willem Nijenhuis - History - 1980 - 404 pages
...that these principles were lacking. Among other references we read in the Foreword to the Ordinal: "It is evident unto all men, diligently reading Holy Scripture, and ancient authors, that from the Apostle's time there hath been these orders of ministers in Christ's church: bishops, priests, and...
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Commentary on the American Prayer Book

Marion J. Hatchett - Religion - 1995 - 688 pages
...Preface to the Ordination Rites (p. 510) The ordinal of 1550 was printed with a preface which read: It is evident unto all men, diligently reading Holy...ancient authors, that from the apostles' time there hath been these orders of ministers in Christ's church: bishops, priests, and deacons, which offices...
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Nineteenth-Century Religious Thought in the West:

Ninian Smart, John Clayton, Patrick Sherry, Steven T. Katz - Philosophy - 1988 - 368 pages
...dig the doctrines of Catholicism. 'It is evident unto all men diligently reading the Holy Scriptures and ancient Authors, that from the Apostles' time...in Christ's Church; Bishops, Priests, and Deacons . . .' Thus the Preface to the ordination services. Other doctrines that might be extracted from the...
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Episcopal Ministry: The Report of the Archbishops' Group on the Episcopate, 1990

Church of England. Archbishops' Group on the Episcopate - Religion - 1990 - 354 pages
...which says that it is apparent 'unto all men diligently reading the Holy Scripture and ancient Authors, from the Apostles' time there have been these Orders...in Christ's Church: Bishops, Priests and Deacons'. But we can say confidently that a ministry of personal oversight clearly emerged as the young Church...
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Through a Glass Darkly: A Crisis Considered

Michael Watts - Anglican Communion - 1993 - 195 pages
...following explanation of the Church of England's attitude towards the foundations of the sacred ministry: It is evident unto all men diligently reading Holy Scripture and ancient Authors, that from the Apostle's time there have been these Orders of Ministers in Christ's Church; Bishops, Priests, and...
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A Pathway Into the Holy Scripture

P. E. Satterthwaite - Religion - 1994 - 344 pages
...orders of ministry as given by the Lord to his church, or with the Anglican Ordinal to which it was 'evident unto all men diligently reading holy Scripture and ancient Authors' that the orders of bishop, priest and deacon existed from the apostles' time, but most would acknowledge...
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Order and Ministry

Christine Hall, Robert Hannaford - Clergy - 1996 - 165 pages
...of England boldly asserts, in the Preface to the Ordinal attached to the Book of Common Prayer, that 'it is evident unto all men diligently reading holy...in Christ's Church: Bishops, Priests, and Deacons', while in Article XXV it includes Orders as one of those 'commonly called Sacraments [which] are not...
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