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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

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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.

December, 1851.

INDEX.

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Page

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...... 91 Aids for Determining.

Rev. W. Bath and Wells, bishop of, and Goode 90 High Church principles

286 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 goverul

London and Tractarian ment, on the 553 Churches

96 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

and his World
Archbishop of Canterbury, address Bond of Union in our Church Con-
to 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 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 422 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

142 Euphrates ..

92

Archbishop of, and episBaptism, a Father's Thoughts on.

copal orders ...

429 W. H. Madden

93

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

316

421

523

...........

289

...

Page

Page
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
471 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 316
Watson

280 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 ......

253

Rev. James Crabb 432
Church and its ininistry, the
49 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

75 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

149
Pastoral-Aid Society

237
reform and revision of the ECCLESIASTICAL Titles Bill 94, 331
Liturgy
330 Ejaculatory prayer

401
Association, the Ply-

Emmaus, the Saviour's walk to 342
mouth
431 Endowment of Maynooth....

481
conference on ......... 219 England's Wants

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

37
movement, the.... 284 Episcopacy, the state of our ....... 306

-,the Parliamentary Ses- Episcopal orders, the Archbishop of
sion of 1851
360 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..........

177

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

Romans... 117
tuals of the Church
30 Eternity

401
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..
46 Exchange, the

310
Colonial Church and School Society 47 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......
37 of Popery

187

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