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SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY.
The Authority and Office of God's Ministers. God sends Ezekiel, warning him to be faithful and courageous. M. Less.
Ezek. ï. He denounces uncalled, deceiving, and mercenary teachers. E. Less. Ezek. xiii. Christians receive strength, wisdom, and blessings, through the labour, inter
cession, and power of God's ministers. Ep. Ephes. iii. 13–21. Their office to awaken by the word of God from the death of sin, represented by raising a corpse to life. Gosp. Luke vii. 11-17.
SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. Our Responsibility as Individuals, and our Duty as Members of the Church. The righteous shall deliver only their own souls by their righteousness. M. Less.
Ezek. xiv. God's ways are equal and just, to pardon the reclaimed offender, and to condemn
the apostate. E. Less. Ezek. xviii. We are enjoined to walk in lowliness, meekness, and forbearance, preserving
unity and peace in the Church. Ep. Ephes. iv, 1-6. Pharisaical pride and self-righteousness condemned. Gosp. Luke xiv. 1–11.
EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY.
Obedience enforced by the Prospect of Judgment. Israel condemned for disobeying God's commands and profaning his Sabbaths.
M. Less. Ezek. xx. The terrible judgments inflicted on them in consequence. E. Less. Ezek. xxiv. Christ declares the great commandments. Gosp. Matt. xxii. 34–40. He is exalted with power above his enemies. Gosp. Matt. xxii. 41–46. Believers enriched with heavenly gifts, and confirmed to the end, that they may be blameless in the day of his coming. Ep. I Cor. i. 48.
NINETEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY.
IIoly Decision and Confidence in serving God. We are enjoined not to follow evil example, but to serve God in all holiness.
Ep. Ephes. iv. 17—32. God gives needful strength to the helpless. Gosp. Matt. ix. 148. The noble example of the three children threatened with the fiery furnace;
(M. Less. Dan. iii.) And of Daniel, threatened with the den of lions. E. Less. Dan. vi.
TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY.
We are called to prepare for Judgment. God's people warned of his coming, and exhorted to repent. M. Less. Joel. ii. God's controversy with his people, and the holy duty he requires. E. Less.
Micah vi. We are exhorted to circumspection, diligence, heavenly wisdom, and fervent
devotion ; Ep. Ephes. v. 15—21. Not daring to neglect or resist the call of the Lord, (Gosp. Matt. xxii. 1—7,) And being careful to be found duly prepared at his coming. Gosp. Malt. xxii. 11–14. TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY.
Faith. Faith opposed to a worldly spirit M. Less. Habak. ii. 4. Faith in Christ's word. Gosp. John iv. 46–54. The Christian's conflict--the whole armour of God required, and faith his chief
defence. Ep. Ephes. vi. 10-20. Exhortation to hear and obey the voice of Wisdom. E. Less. Prov.i.
TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY.
The Perseverance of the Faithful. The upright kept in their uprightness. M. Less. Prov. ii. 5, 8-11, 20--22. Their safety and blessedness. E. Less. Prov. iii. 1—26. The apostle declares his confidence that the Philippians will be enabled to
persevere to the end. Ep. Phil. i. 3-11. God's forgiveness of our debts may be revoked through our unworthy conduct :
hence we must be careful to persevere in the way of uprightness. Gosp.
The Christian's Duty and Hope.
those of sin and folly. M. and E. Less. Prov. xi. xii. The performance of every duty to man is compatible with the service God
requires; and we are not to plead God's name to excuse us from our law
ful obedience and duty. Gosp. Mall. xxii. 15—22. The guilt and end of the wicked; and the conduct and hope of Christians. Ep. Phil. iii. 17–21.
TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY.
Growth in Grace, and Watchfulness in keeping the Heart. The advantages of prudence. M. Less. Prov. xiii. 1, 3, 6, 13-16, 18, 20, True wisdom proceeds from a pure heart. E. Less. Prov. xiv. 2, 5-9, 12, 14,
22, 25-27, 32-34. Faith is the means whereby we obtain deliverance from our infirmities. Gosp.
Matt. ix. 18-26. The apostle rejoices over the spiritual attainments of the Colossians; Ep.
Col. i. 3--8. And desires that they may yet continue to grow in all grace. Ep. Col.i. 9–12.
TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY.
Dependence upon God in all things. We are enjoined to walk in the fear of God, who knows our heart, M. Less.
Prov. xv. 3, 8, 11, 16, 25, 26, 28, 33.
ST. ANDREW. Ready obedience to our heavenly calling. Ep. Rom. x. 9–21. Gusp. Mali. iv. 18-22.
Gosp. Matt. xxüi. 37.
ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST.
The light of truth.
John xxi. 24.
INNOCENTS. Purity of life, and suffering for the faith. Ep. Rev. xiv. 4, 5. Gosp. Matt.
CONVERSION OF ST. PAUL. Perceiving and following the truth.
Less. Acts xxii. 1—21. Ep. Acts ix. 3–6, 20—22. Gosp. Matt. xix. 30.
Purity of heart through Christ. Ep. Mal. iii. 1-4. Gosp. Luke ii. 22—40.
True and false pastors. Ep. Acts. i. 16—20, 21—26. Gosp. Matt. xi.
ANNUNCIATION, The name and office of the Saviour. Ep. Isa. vii. 14. Gosp. Luke i. 31–33.
ST. MARK. Stedfast abiding in the truth. Ep. Ephes. iv. 11—16. Gosp. John xv. 1-11.
ST. PHILIP AND ST. JAMES. Firm and resolute faith in Christ. Less. John i. 43–51. Ep. James i. 1–12. Gosp. John xiv. 1–14.
ST. BARNABAS. Right use of the gifts of the Spirit. Less. Acts xiv. xv. 1–35. Ep. Acts. xi.
22—24, 28-30. Gosp. John xv. 16.
ST. JOHN BAPTIST. Holy courage, and repentance in hope of salvation. Less. Mal. iii. iv.;
Matt. iii. xiv. 1-12. Ep. Isa. xl. 1-11. Gosp. Luke i. 76-80.
ST. PETER. The office, authority, and blessing of God's ministers. Less. Acts iii. iv. Ep. Acts xii. 1-11. Gosp. Matt. xvi. 13–19.
ST. JAMES THE APOSTLE.
ST. MICHAEL, AND ALL ANGELS.
Acts xii. 7-11; Jude 6–9. Ep. Rev. xii. 7-12. Gosp. Matt. xviii, 10.
Diligence in faithfully preaching God's word. Less. Job i. 1-5. Ep. 2 Tim.
iv. 5. Gosp. Luke x. 1, 2.
ST. SIMON AND ST. JUDE. Unity in the Church, and constancy in the faith.
Less. Job xxiv. xxv. xlii. Ep. Jude 1–8. Gosp. John xv. 17—27.
ALL SAINTS. The conduct and reward of the saints our example and encouragement. Less.
Heb. xi. 33, to Heb. xii. 7; Rev. xix. 1–16. Ep. Rev. vii. 2–12. Gosp.
Matt. v. 1-12. The Collect has not been included, because the object of the Analysis is to show the principles of the Church as they rest on the Bible. It will be found to afford a practical application of the subject for the day, or to embody it in a comprehensive and simple petition.
This article forms a supplement to the paper on Psalmody which appeared in our last Number. It will be received as an evidence of the caution and patience with which our volume of Psalms and Hymns bas been prepared : and while it affords a key to the subjects and arrangement of the Hymns, it may be found a material help in the study and use of the Liturgy.
FOREIGN ECCLESIASTICAL INTELLIGENCE, &c. MARTYRDOM OF Louis XVI.—On the 21st of January, the forty-third anniversary of the Martyrdom of Louis XVI. was celebrated in all the churches of Paris. A vast concourse of persons attached to the ancient dynasty were present, dressed in deep mourning; and considerable crowds were collected at the expiatory monument, in the Rue d'Anjou.
The Holy ORDER OF St. John Of JERUSALEM has recently been revived at Rome. On Christmas-day, the church of St. Francis, belonging to the Knights, after undergoing an entire restoration, was reopened for public worship. Several of the Knights, in full costume, were present at the celebration of high mass ; and on the 1st of January they were admitted to an audience with his Holiness, who assured them of his readiness to grant his favour and protection to their illustrious order.
CHOLERA.-A grand Te Deum was performed in the church of St. Mark, at Venice, on New Year's-day, in thanksgiving for the cessation of the cholera. During the seventy-two days the disease prevailed, from October 9 till December 20, there were 661 cases, of which 358 were mortal, out of a population of 112,000 souls.
ACADEMICAL Degrees in Prussia.-An ordinance has been issued, that no person shall henceforward be allowed to edit a journal in Prussia, who has not taken an academical degree.
BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS IN PORTUGAL.—There have been discovered, in eighteen of the principal abbeys of Portugal, 349,800 printed books, besides several thousands of rare MSS.
CENSUS OF THE GRAND Duchy of HESSE-DARMSTADT.-According to the last census, the population of the Grand Duchy of Hesse-Darmstadt amounts to 760,691 souls. The Protestants amount to 543,773; the Catholics to 197,746; the other Christian sects to 1485; and the Jews to 24,690. From 1816 to 1834, the population has been augmented by 130,000 souls.
BELGIC CHURCHES AND CHAPELS. In Belgium there are 2650 parish churches and chapels of ease, besides 839 private chapels.
ORGANO-HISTORICA; Or, the History of Cathedral and Parochial Organs. No. XXVII.—THE ORGAN AT St. Peter's, WALWORTH, We present our readers with the description of another organ, built by Mr. Lincoln. It was erected in 1825, and opened by Mr. Purkis, the organist, at the consecration of the newly-erected church at Walworth. It is an instrument of the first class, and contains the following stops GREAT ORGAN.
6 Fifteenth. 1 Stop Diapason.
7 Cremona and Bassoon, 2 Open ditto. 3 Ditto ditto
401 pipes. 4 Principal. 5 Twelfth. 6 Fifteenth. 7 Tierce.
1 Stop Diapason. & Sexquialtra, 3 ranks.
2 Open ditto. 9 Mixture, 2 ditto.
3 Double Diapason. 10 Trumpet.
4 Principal. 11 Clarion.
5 Trumpet. 12 Pedal pipes.
7 Clarion, 844 pipes.
1 Stop Diapason.
Total number of pipes 1539
The compass of the great and choir organs is from G G (including GG sharp) to F in alt, 59 notes ; that of the swell from C in the tenor, to F in alt, 42 notes; the swell keys extend to the bottom, and then communicate with the choir organ. The quality of tone in this instrument is rich and powerful; the reed stops are very delicately voiced, especially those in the swell. The pedal pipes are double diapasons to CCC, and then break into unisons below. There is an octave and a half of German pedals, which act on the keys of either the great or choir organ. The great organ has three composition pedals. Although the instrument has not the advantage of standing in a favourable situation for sound, it is, nevertheless, very effective in the church.