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cations. The work written by the lady at Boston is entitled, Religion and Philosophy united, or an Attempt to show, that Philosophical principles form the foundation of the New Jerusalemn Church, as developed to the world in the Mission of the Honourable Emanuel Swedenborg ; and that written by the lady in the neighbourhood of New York is entitled, An Interesting Correspondence, between the Rev. John Johnson, Pastor of the first Presbyterian Church, in Newburgh, State of New York, and Miss Elizabeth Jones.
“It would be difficult to give an adequate description of the peculiar excellencies which distinguish each performance, but of this the Society are confident, that they cannot too earnestly recommend them to the perusal of their readers, who will not fail to discover from that perusal, that the ALMIGHTY has still in His Church a Jael and a Judith, [See Judges, iv. v; and the History of Judith ;] and that he has again sold Sisera and Holofernes into the hands of a Woman. The Society think it proper also to inform their readers, that at their last quarterly meeting, they ordered a new edition of Miss Jones's Correspondence, to the amount of five hundred copies, to be immediately printed."
The general conference of the New Church, in England, was to have met in Derby, on Tuesday, the 11th of August last. We have as yet received no account of its proceedings. We hope the time is not distant when the English conference will be attended by deputies from America, and the convention of the New Church in the United States be attended by deputies from England. Such a measure would tend to draw the cords of affection closer, and strengthen and unite the operations of the Church in both countries, to the common benefit.
ORDINATION OF NEW CHURCH MINISTERS. Charles J. Doughty, esq. of the city of New York, was, on the 9th day of August last, at the request of the New Jerusalem Society of that place, ordained a priest and teaching minister in the Lord's Church of the New Jerusalem, with power, under the authority, and at the request of the said society, and in the manner, and under such restrictions as they may prescribe, to ordain other priests and ministers, and with power also to conduct public worship, to celebrate the sacrament of the Lord's Supper, marriages, baptisms and funerals; and generally to perform all holy rites and divine ordinances of the church. The ceremony of ordination was performed, in the city of New York, by the Rev. M. M. Carll, the approbation of the Rev. John Hargrove, of Baltimore, having been previously obtained, as recommended by the convention, at the second annual meeting.
Thomas Newport, of the vicinity of Lebanon, in Warren county, state of Ohio, was, in the afternoon of the Lord's day, the 27th of September last, at the request of the New Jerusalem Society of that vicinity, ordained as a priest and teaching minister of the Lord's Church of the New Jerusalem, with power, with the assent and approbation of the said society, and of two of the churches, of Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York, to ordain other priests and teaching ministers (who are not to be invested with the power of ordaining other priests and ministers) and with power also to conduct public worship, to celebrate the saCrament of the Lord's Supper, marriages, baptisms and funerals ; and generally to perform all holy rites and divine ordinances of the church. The ceremony of ordination was performed by the Rev. David Powell, of Steubenville, Obio, who was to this purpose specially empowered, by order of the first New Jerusalem Church of the city of Philadelphia, concurred in and approved by the Rev. John Hargrove of Baltimore.
We have now completed our first volume. It is for our readers to judge how far the work is worthy of future patronage. Without taking praise to ourselves for the manner of its execution, we are free to say, that a publication of this nature is indispensible to the speedy establishment of the church in the United States. It affords the most effectual means of uniting friends, so widely separated as to place, in one bond of affection and combined operation. The emanations of heat and light from our common Lord, whilst they are distinctively appropriated by each recipient, will be transmitted and again collected into one focus, for the warmth and illumination of the whole church. As the expense of such a publication requires considerable patronage, our friends in every part of the United States are affectionately requested to exert themselves to procure subscribers wherever it is practicable. Few of the church, it is presumed, are so lestitute of worldly means as to be unable to pay a year's subscription for the Repository, and where means are given, we hope they will not be withheld. In those places where advertisements can be inserted in the newspapers free of expense, we would suggest the propriety of our friends' advertising the Repository.
END OF VOLUME I.
JUL 1. 1917.