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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.

December, 1851.

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.

ADDRESS of the archbishops and
bishops

Aggression, the papal
Aids for Determining. Rev. W.
Goode

Alliance, proposed Protestant

the Evangelical

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the Protestant....

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INDEX.

90 283 376

528, 566

149

All-sufficient Saviour, the
Alterations in the Liturgy, impolicy

of

Amos, Lectures on the Book of.
Rev. V. W. Ryan.
Angel, the sealing of the
Anglican form of Church govern-
ment, on the

.........

Page

190

240

132
418

Anglicanism considered in its re-
sults. W. Dodsworth. 181, 233, 278
Anniversaries of religious societies.
Appointment of ministers, the..
Apprentice, the goldsmith and his
Apocalypse, Handbook for the......
Apocrypha in Germany, the.........
Apocryphal lessons, the
Archbishop of Canterbury, address

161

327

382

421

to the...

...

BABYLON and the Banks of the
Euphrates..

Baptism, a Father's Thoughts on.
W. H. Madden
Baptismal Regeneration

142

.........

461
332

and episco-
pal orders
429, 477
Archdeacon Manning, secession of. 191
Argument with a Romanist
Argyll's, Duke of, Speech
Arrogancy, Ignatius vindicated from
113, 167
Articles and the Catechism, the 422
Attila and Napoleon......
258
Australasian synod, the....................... 334

Best's, Mrs., Casket Rifled
Bible, revision of the.....
34, 86 Bickersteth, Rev. E, Memoir of,
by Rev. T. R. Birks.........
Birkbeck schools, the
Bishop of Exeter's pastoral letter...
London and Tractarian

Churches

Remarks on Dr.

Pusey's letter to...

Norwich and Dr. Newman
Nova Scotia, the new
Tuam and Irish converts...
Bishopric of Bombay
Bonar's, Rev. H., Man, his Religion
and his World

Bond of Union in our Church Con-
gregations

Bristol, the dean of, and Dr. M'Neile
British and Foreign Bible Society.
Museum, the Scriptures in

464
164

553

92

Baptismal Service, specimen of a
revised

93

557

Barber's, M. A. S., Du Bourg......
Bath and Wells, bishop of, and
High Church principles
Being with Jesus

Believer a mystery, the.....
Bequests, munificent

......

Page

450

91

286

501

157

585

526

135

275, 320 228 188

96

68 474

144

377

331

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matters in 1641
missions, Irish.
Missionary Society

of Rome, Dr. Hook's rea-
sons for not joining the.........
Pastoral-Aid Society

reform and revision of the

Association, the Ply-

conference on........
illustrated principles
79, 121, 170, 215
movement, the....
284
-,the Parliamentary Ses-
sion of 1851

360

services, revision of the. 32, 87
stake-nets in the

337

177

30

68

46

47

visible, and the Church in-
visible, the....
Clinton, Rev. C. J. F., on the Ri-
tuals of the Church

remarks on

Dr. Pusey's letter
Cobden, Mr., and the worshippers
of mammon .....

Colonial Church and School Society
Comment upon the Nestorian Pa-
triarch and the Pope..
Communion of saints, the..
Service, specimen of a

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471

367

revised
Comparative view of the English
Episcopate....

329
402

253
49
433

17

75
191

236

74
237

330

431
219

499
145

503

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