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the Trinity. The attention of Christians has • Many of these absurd representalately been laudably directed to the tions are said to be the work of aniniserable state of the heathen gels. In the Greek Church they world; and active endeavours are followed the idols of Paganisin, and Used by various societies for the bave continued to maintain their propagation of the gospel among place. They are one of the first them. The same philanthropy has and most curious sights which at. led some persons to contemplate the tract a traveller's notice ; for it is pitiable condition of the Greek not only in their churches that such Church, the ignorance and super- paintings are preserved, every room stition of which reduces them al- ihroughout the empire has a pic. inost to a level with Pagans; – and ture of this nature, farge or small, to de risc means for their betier in called the Bogh, for Good, stuck up formation, a valuable book bas in one corner, io which every perlately been published, – Dr. Clarke's son who enters offers adoration, be Travels through Russia, Tartary, fore any salutation is made to the and Turkey, which throws much master or mistress of the house; light on this subject; but, as it is an and this adoration consists in a expensive work, and probably in the quick motion of the right hand in hands of very few of our readers, crossing, the bead bowing all the we conceive that a few extracts time in a manner so rapid and ludifrom it will not he unacceptable to crous, that it reminds one of those our readers :
Chinese mandarin images seen upon • The cathedral of Norogorod, the chimney-pieces of old houses. dedicated to St. Sophia, was built which, when set a-going, continue in the 11th century. Many of the nodding, for the amusement of oid pictures seem to have beci there women and children. from the time at which the church Upon the bridge leading from was finished. Little can be said of the town to the fortress of Norotheir merit. They are more re- gorod, is a small chapel, where markable for their singularity than every peasant who passes, either their beauty. In the dome of a sort deposits his candle or bis peony: of anti-chapel, as you enter, are seen Betore this place, which is filled the representations of monsters with with old pictures of the kind I have many heads; and such a strange described, and which a stranger assenublage of imaginary beings, might really mistake for a picturethat it might be supposed a l'agan stall, devotees, during the whole rather than a Christian temple. – day, may be seen bowing and crossThe different representations of ing themselves. A Russian bardis the Virgin, throughout Russia, will commits any action without this shew to what a pitch of absurdity previous ceremony. If he is to superstition has been carried. I serve as coachman, and drive your believe most of them are found in carriage, his crossing occupies two all their principal churches; and minutes before he is mounted. though they are all objects of adora. When he descends, the same motion tion, they have each of them parti- is repeated. If a church is in vies. cular places, in which, as tutelary you see him at work with head and deities, they obtain more peculiar hand, as if seized with St. Vitus's reverence. These are principally dance. If he makes any earnest proThe lirgin of ladimir ; The l'irgin testation, or enters a room, or goes with the Bleeding (heek ; and, -spec out, you are entertained with the talun admissi, risuin tenratis ? - The same inanual and capital exercis'. Tirgin with Three flands! This When beggars return thanks to sceins to have been originally paint- alms, the operation lasts a losa'!
tine; and then, between the cross- cerning. The Religion of Eight ing, by way of interlude, they touch Letters,' or, Ellelullu Vedam. This their forehead to the earth. religion is so called, froin a prayer
* The people of Moscow celebrate consisting of Eight Leliers, which I the 'aque (Easter) with a degree of do not fully understand. This praypomp and festivity unknown to the er is their Shibboleth, by which rest of Europe. The most splendid they recognize each other. They pageants of Rome do not equal the recited to me other prayers, more costliness and splendor of the Rus- intelligible, for blessing sian Church. Neither could Venice, tection. Their High Priest, a Genin the midst of her Carnival, ever too-man, comes annually from Kalrisal, in debauchery superstition, luviunaley, near Kitaur, in Tinnelicentiousness and parade, what velly, where a famous temple of passes during this season in Voscow. theirs stands. In these excursions
It should first be observed, that he initiates the new brethren and there are no people who observe sisters, who take the oath of secresy Lent with more scrupulous and ex- by Perumarel (Visbtnoo) and pay cessive rigour than the Russians. four chuckram. Whoever breaks Travelling the road from Peters- this oath, is fined or punished. burg to Moscow, if at any time, in Women assist at their sacrifices as poor cottages, where the peasants priestesses. They believe in one appeared starving, I offered them a only spiritual God, Ramasaumi part of our dinner, they would shud. (Vishtnoo) and hold that all Castes der at the sight of it, and cast it to are alike. Accordingly, they keep the dogs; dashing out of their chil- Love-Feasts, either at home or in dren's hands, as an abomination, their temples, in the night, whither any food given them; and removing all Castes, even Bramins, repair ; every particle that might be left, eating together, and concluding entirely from their sight. In drink- their festival with a draught of the ing tea with a Cossack, he not only strongest spirits they can get. Afrelused to have milk in his cup, but terwards, they sleep promiscuously would not use a spoon that had been on the ground, and sink away bein the tea, ofered him with milk, fore day-light, carefully burying all althongh wiped carefully in a nap- the oftals, feathers, and remnants of kin, tmtil it had passed through their meal. scalding water ; but in proportion This sect is considered somewhat as this rigour has been observed, so in the light of Free Masonry in Eymuch the more excessive is the de- rope, and spreads very fast; for, in gree of gluttony and relaxation, secret, the Indian is glad to lay aside when the important intelligence the irksome regulations of Caste. that Christ is risen, has issued from This sect abhor isols. They have the mouth of the archbishop. Dur- temples at Kalluvumaley, Odenng Raster, they run into every kind goody, near Mannapar, "Tongamof excess, rolling about drunk the boor, Auticanda, and many other whole week; -- as if rioting, de- places. I inspected the teinple at bauchery, extravagance, gambling, Slicanda. It is a little snug square drinking, and fornication, were as building, in a solitary place, with much a religious observance as an altar, butao idol. On this altar Harving had licen before ; aad that flowers were cattered ; and before the same superstition which kept the gate there were two curious them fasting during Lent, had after. pillars, which put ine in mind of wards instigated them to the most Jachip and Boaz before Solomon's beastly excess.
teinple. The origin or source of To be concluded in our Next. this sect will perhaps be discovered
at Jaugernaut, in the Orissa counCurious Sects in the East Indies.
try, where all Castes eat publicly (Fron Mr. Ringellaube's Journal]
together, out of the same vessel, as
an eye witness informed me. DECEMBER 1809. - Ar Covilvi There is another sect called, the Jeg I male particular inquiry con- Religion of five Leiters,' ( anje
lutla Vedam) the members of which dered, calls aloud on all who know worship Shudeley-Mauden, a Bood- ihe value of souls, to exert theinhoisteck drmor. They seein to selves on their behalf. Grosser deal much in astrology: " I did not darkness, or more consummate ig. think it worth my while to inquire norance, cannot be found in Otainto particulars. There is an in- beite. Could it be supposed that, finitely greater cumber of religions in this couniry, and at this period, in India than we know of.
any should be found who could be[See the Missioniry Transacijous,
lieve that the devil had a mother!" No. XXII, p. 342, jusi published.]
and yet, among other things equally absurd, this is actually believed by
thousands here ; nay, a few Sabbaths Ilibernian Society.
since, he who is the spiritual guide
of that communion in this parish, For the information of the actually made a discourse to his friends of religion, and particularly flock from the altar, about the of those who feel interested for the memorable combat between St. spiritual welfare of ireland, we sub- Patrick and the devil's mother (for join a few extracts froin letters re whom they have a proper name in cently received from a valuable cor. Irish) which commenced at Crook respondent, who resides in one of Patrick, in the extremity of the the darkest parts of that benighied couniy of Mayo, and ended at the country:
famous Lougti Derry, in a remote • Mr.(- is to spend some tiine part of the county of Donegal. next Christmas with Mie masters in • Mr. C is anxious for the are T, to perfect such of them in rival of the Irish Testaments. reading the trish as are yet defici. Many of his pupils are fully preent. ile is going on well, and has pared for them; and some, who made many good Irish scholars in have been with him learning the bis school, who, I hope, may be classics, he has detained longer than useful in a future day. llc looks they wished, giving them tuition forward with eagerness for the ar without charge. on purpose to have rival of the Irish Testaments.
them instrucied in the Irish Testa• Before I conclude, I wish, for ment. The young man, I formerly the satisfaction of ihe Society, to nientioned, who was intcrded for a state iny growing conviction, that priest, and who, from reading the the Lord intends good for the be- Scriptures with Mr. C gave up nighied inhabitants of this country. the idea, was lately discarded by The way, I trust, is opening fast for his father, for persisting in his rea harvest of souls among them; fusal. This young man bad a Bible and I look upon the facuity with which circumstance give vouch ofwhich conviction has been brought fonce to his family, and they wished to the winds of some Cacholic bim to part with it. An acquaintschoolmasters, as a sigual token for ance borrowed it for a day; and on good.'
the day of its absence, his father's In a subsequent letter, the same house, and inost of bis substance, correspondent thus expresses him were consumed by fire, though
armed against the possibility of • The liberal distribution of the such an event by many croses of Scriptures from the society, and St. Bridgt. Their superstitiva the elects of its schools in this then caused them to conclude, that neighbourhood, and to a great ex had the bible remained, the house teni about it, having alre: dy bad would have been safe. no lithic effect in a salutar war, I li hile writing, I have been anticipate with pleasure the happy grecally inierrupted by the arrival result vi tic continuance of its of a young man from 'i -. Mr. exertions.
---, on bis last relura from this • The situation of the generality place, stopped for a night at this pf the Catholics, spiritually coasi young man's grandfilber's house
That whole country is in the utmost eyes. The young man called on darkness. Protestant and Catholic me, by the recommendation of Mr. equally ignorant; but with this dif- M and, indeed, seemed anxious ference, that the activity of the for further instruction.
He er priests, and their confident preten- pressed deep regret for the ignosons to the power of absolution, rance of the entire country between generally insures the conversion of this and C-; and seemed to think the Protestants to this false refuge that wonderful effects might be exof lies in their last hours. Mr. M-'s pected if Mr. M would frehost, an old man, by profession a quently visit them. This I heard Protestant, was fast verging to this with pleasure, as a sure indication delusion; – however, he had a that himself was benefitted ; and large Family Bible, and, from the though I could not promise them account the young man has given, the labours of Mr. M ---, I intiNr. M-spent the night, to a late mated that they might expect one hour, in expounding so success capable of instructing them. Tally, that the old man, and others .I trust that what has already of his neighbours, were convinced been effected licre by the instruof their ignorance and delusions, and mentality of the Society, will be were heartily anxious to be instruct. 'matter for endless gratitude and ed in the truth. The old man now praise; and I look for greater makes the Bible his constant study, things in future, through the divine and says, That he reads it with new goodness.
ORDINATION OF THREE MISSIONARIES. JASCARY 2. Messrs. Thompson, Spratt, and May were ordained at Mr. Burder's, Fetter Lane, to the service of the Heathen in the east. The services of the day were conducted by the Rev. Messrs. Lewis and Campbell, John and George Townsend, and Waugh ; the latter of whom addressed to thein a solemn and suitable charge. They made a good confession before many witnesses; and gave a satisfactory account of their conversion and call to the Missionary work. Two of thein acknowledged that they received their first saving impressions of divine truth at sunday-schools; affording an additional testimony (if any be needed) to the utility of these institutions. One of them, who had long felt an ardent desire to devote himself to the service of the Heathen, was constrained to do so by witnessing the solemn designation of Mr. Morrison for China; and hearing that bis determination had been formed by those remarkable words : - Curse ye, Meroz, curse them bitterly, said the angel of the Lord ; because they came not to the help of the Lord, to the help of the Lord gainst the 'mighty.' – We shall rejoice if, by the divine blessing on this day's services, sinilar happy effects should follow, in constraining oihers to offer themselves as candidates for the Missionary work. Five German brethren, who bad been previously ordained in the Lutheran church, and who are destined for Africa, were present. Who could have calculated, 20 years ago, on living to see Eight Missionaries go forth to the fleathen ? What disciple of the Saviour but must rejoice in the Institution of the Missionary and the Bible Societies! These must go hand in hand together, by the translation and diffusion of the Scriptures; and sending Missionaries
, if nor to precede, to accompany and interpret them. The answer of the Ethiopian treasurer to Philip's question is still true : Liderstandest thou what thou readest?'-" How can I, except some inan guide mei'' "Por how sha! unen believe on him of whom they have noi heard? how shall they hear without a preacher ?--and how can ibey preach, except they be sent.'' – While we entreat the prayers of the churches on behalf of the Missionaries, that He who holds the winds and the waves would carry thein in safety over the mighty deep, and give them an open door kunong the Heathen, we would just remind them of iliu vast expence of