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DISTRICT VISITING, 188-204: Observations on, Jowett's Christian Visitor, 188;

Plan of Operation, 189; Selection of District, Survey of, Appointment of

Visitors, 190; Tracts, Temporal Relief, Monthly Reports, 191; Instructions

for Visitors, Address on Establishment of District Visiting Society, 193;

Rules of, 194; Reports, 195; Division of Parish, 196; Ticket of Recom-
mendation, Specimen of Visitor's Report, 127; Specimen of Visitor's Jour-
nal, 198; Register, 199; Provident Fund, Clothing Club, 200; Rules,
Dorcas Charity, 202; Rules of, Infirm and Lying-in Society, 203, Rules.


VISITATION OF THE SICK, 204-209: Questions at, 205; Visits short, 206;
Administering Sacrament to, Statistics of Sick Persons in a given Popula-
tion; to destroy Contagion, infectious Fevers, 208; applying Leeches.

PENSIONARY AND BENEFIT SOCIETIES, 249–255; National Benefit Institution,
Rev. W. Hetherington's Charity for the Blind, 250; Relief of Poor Pious
Clergy, 251; Curate's Petition for Christmas Benefactions, Children's

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Friend, 253; Christ's Hospital, Asylum for Support and Education of
Indigent Deaf and Dumb, 254; School for Indigent Blind, St. Anne's

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Page 10. For Eλλnvisai, read Envioral.

66 11.

Ethriarch, read Ethnarch.











· λειτυργια, read λειτουργια.
διλονους, read διλόγους.

· σρατολογησαντι, read στρατολογησαντι.

· οφθοτομουντα, read ορθοτομουντα.

· φιληδυνοι, read φιληδονοι.





THE person desirous of entering into Holy Orders, should write to the Bishop of the Diocese, in which he intends to take a curacy, for information as to the time of holding the ordination.*

Having ascertained this point, he must prepare, and send to the Bishop, the following papers or documents, a month or six weeks at least prior to the day of ordination.

1. A SIGNIFICATION of his intention to offer himself as a candidate for Deacon's Orders, at the ensuing ordination, stating his name, academical degree, (if any) usual place of residence, and specifying the post town.

* Canon xxxi.-Four solemn times appointed for the making of Ministers. Forasmuch as the ancient fathers of the Church, led by example of the Apostles, appointed prayers and fasts to be used at the solemn ordering of ministers; and to that purpose allotted certain times, in which only sacred orders might be given or conferred, we, following their holy and religious example, do constitute and decree that no deacons or minister be ordained and made, but only upon the Sundays immediately following jejunia quatuor temporum, commonly called EMBER WEEKS, appointed in ancient time for prayer and fasting,-purposely for this cause, at their first institution-and so continued at this day in the Church of England; and that this be done in the cathedral or parish church where the Bishop resideth, and in the time of divine service, in the presence not only of the Archdeacon, but of the Dean and two Prebendaries at the least, or if they shall happen by any lawful cause to be let or hindered, in the presence of four other grave persons, being Masters of Arts at the least, and allowed for public preachers.

EMBER WEEKS.-The second Sunday in Lent-Trinity Sunday-The Sunday following the first Wednesday after Sept. 14th-And the Sunday following the first Wednesday after Dec. 13th.

If the Bishop of the diocese in which the church is situated do not hold an ordination at the time the candidate wishes to obtain orders, he must request LETTERS DIMISSORY from his diocesan to some Bishop who is about to hold an ordination.

During the vacancy of any See, the right of granting letters dimissory, within that See, rests in the GUARDIAN OF THE Spiritualities, who if he be of Epis


Form of Signification.

To the Right Reverend the Lord Bishop of Lincoln

My Lord,-I beg to inform your Lordship that it is my intention to offer myself as a candidate for the holy office of deacon at your Lordship's ensuing ordination.

It may


I have the honour to remain,

My Lord, your Lordship's most obt. servant,

Of Queen's College, Cambridge.

Farndon, near Newark, Notts.
3rd Oct. 1839,

be as well to observe that the proper address to an Archbishop

"To the Most Rev. the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury or York," and that "Grace" is used instead of "Lordship."

The proper address to a Bishop, who is also a member of the Privy Council, or a nobleman, "The Right Hon. and Right Reverend the Lord Bishop of Winchester."

To any other Bishop, "The Right Reverend the Lord Bishop of Chester."

2. A certificate of having made publication, in the Church of the parish in which he usually resides, of his design to enter into holy orders, usually termed the "SI QUIS," to be signed by the minister publishing the same, and the churchwardens, or others who heard it read.

Form of a Si Quis.

"Notice is hereby given that James Clarke, Bachelor of Arts, of Queen's College, Cambridge, and now resident in this parish, intends to offer himself a candidate for the holy office of a Deacon, at the ensuing ordination of the Lord Bishop of Lincoln; and if any person knows any just cause or impediment, for which he should not be admitted into holy orders, he is now to declare the same, or to signify the same forthwith by letter to the Lord Bishop of Lincoln.


"We do hereby certify that the above notice was publicly read by the undersigned William Fawcett, in the parish church of Farndon, in

copal Orders, may also ordain. The VICAR-GENERAL of a Bishop, in parts remote, and those who have exempt jurisdiction may also grant letters dimissory. Gibs. Codex. 164, Ayl. Parerg. 482.

ARCHDEACONS and OFFICIALS cannot grant letters dimissory. Nor the ARCHBISHOP, as Metropolitan, except during his visitation, when he may grant them and ordain. Ib.

A BISHOP may grant letters dimissory to them who are born in the diocese, or are promoted, or are resident in it. Ib.

The fitness of the person to be ordained (as to life, learning, title, and the like) ought to appear before the granting the letters dimissory. And the Bishop who grants the letters is to make the inquiry, and not he to whom the letters are transmitted; for he is to presume that the persons recommended to him are fit and sufficient. Gibs. Codex,

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