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IIOLDEN FOR THAT PURPOSE AT ABERDEEN, ON THE XIXTH AND
PRINTED BY D. CHALMERS AND CO.
Requiring from Persons to be ordained Subscrip-
tion of the Thirty-nine Articles of Religion,
and other assurances of Loyalty and Obe-
Por providing vacant Districts with duly elected
Requiring Presbyters to make personal residence
in the place where their Pastoral Charge lies;
and not to be absent but for a limited time.
Appointing the solemn performance of the Of-
to the Canons.
Recommendation of the proper Clerical Habit.
CODE OF CANONS
EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN SCOTLAND,
DRAWN UP, AND ENACTED BY AN ECCLESIASTICAL SYNOD HOLDEN FOR THAT PURPOSE, AT ABERDEEN, ON THE XIXT, AND XXTH DAYS OF JUNE,
IN THE YEAR M.D.CCC.XI.
RELIGION, implying the obligation which we lie under to the service of God, must be of divine Institution : beranse God alone can tell how he will be worshippes and served by his creatures. Having revealed his will for this purpose, he has also from the beginning constituted, and set apart certain persons, to act as bis more immediate Servants, or Officers; and in that official relation to assist mankind in the performance of their religious duties. That this was the case under the Patriarchal and Mosaic Institutions, is evident from the history of both contained in the Old Testament; and that the case is the same under the Dispensation of the Gospel, is no less manifest from the account which the New Testament gives of the Establishment of the Christian Church. It is there recorded for our instruction, that our blessed Saviour, the Author, and Finisher of our Faith, and the Head over all things to his Church, when he had “ called his Disciples unto him, chose twelve of them;" whom he was pleased to distinguish by the title of “ Apostles,” or persons sent with a particular Commission to preach the Gospel ; and with power to work miracles for evincing the authority with which they were vested. The appointment afterwards of other