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A young man of education and piety, who, it is said, is well quafified for the undertaking, and who is recommended by Mr. Wray, feels a strong desire to become a Missionary to these Indians; and has applied to the Missionary Society to afford him assistance in the great undertaking. – Thus the nations of the Heathen appear, as was promised concern-' ing the Ethiopians, to be stretching out their hands unto God.' Psalm lxviii. 31.'
[Further Intelligence from Demarara may be expected in our next.] Superstition of the Greek Church. bearing innurnerable tapers, formed
two lines, through which the arcb[Concluded from p. 1:3.)
bishop entered, advancing with his "The most magnificent ceremony train to a throne near the centre. of this festival, (The Pasque) is cele- The profusion of lights in all parte brated two hours after midnight, in of the cathedral, and, among others
, the morning of Easter Sunday. It of the enormous chandelier which is called the Cereniony of the Hesur hung from the centre, the richness rection.
of the dresses, and the vastness of At midnight, the great bell of the assembly, filled us with astonishthe cathedral tolled. Its vibrations ment. The loud chorus, which seemed the rolling of distant thun burst forth at the entrance to the der; and they were instantly accom church, continued as the procession panied by the noise of all the bells moved towards the throne, and in Moscow. Every inhabitant was after the archbishop had taken his stirring; and the rattling ofcarriages seat; when my attention was for a in the streets was greater than at moment called off, by seeing one of noon day. The whole city was in a the Russians earnestly crossing himblaze ; for lights were seen in all the self with his right hand, while bis windows, and innumerable torcheg left was employed in picking my in the streets. The tower of the ca companion's pocket of his hand'thedral was illuminated, from its kerchief. foundation to its cross. The samc I had now leisure to examine ceremony takes place in all the the dresses and figures of the churches; which, ii is said, are all priests, which were certainly the equally crowded.
most striking I ever saw. Their We hastened to the cathedral, long dark hair, without powder, which was filled with a prodigious fell down in ringlets, or straight and assembly, bearing lighted wax ta thick, far over their rich robes and pers. In the moment of our arrival shoulders. Their dark thick beards ibe doors were shut; and on the also, entirely covered their breasts outside appearra Plato, the arch On the heads of the archbishop and bishop, preceded by banners and
bishops, were high caps, cofered torches, and followed by all his with gems, and adorned by miniatrain of priests, with crucifixes and ture paintings, set in jewels, of the censers, who were making three Crucifixion, the Virgin, and the times, in procession, the tour of the Saints. Their robes of various cathedral ; chanting with loud coloured satin were of the most voices, and glittering in sumptuous costly embroidery; and even on vestinents, covered by gold, silver, these were miniature pictures set and precious stones.
liter com with precious stones. pleting the third circuit, they all • After two hours had been spent passed opposite the great doors, in various ceremonies, the archwhich were shut; and the arch bishop advanced, holding forth a bishop, with a conser, scattered in cross, which all the people crowded cense against the doors, and over to embrace, squeezing each other the priests. Suddenly those doors nearly to suffocation. As soon. were opened, and the effect was, be however, as their eagerness had yond description, great. The im- been somewhat satisfied, he retired mense throug of spectators withiu, tu the sacristy; wbed, putting on
a plain purple robe , he again ad man with a long beard, busy in sellvanced, exclaiming three times, in ing candles to the numerous visita very loud voice, Christ is risen.' ants, who, immediately after buy
The most remarkable part of ing thein, placed them before a pic• the solemnity now followed. The ture of the Virgin. The little chaarchbishop, descending into the pel was filled with pictures of saints body of the church, concluded the and martyrs: but there were two of whole ceremony by crawling round the Virgin with the Infant, larger the pavement on his hands and than the rest ; one of which is said knees, kissing the consecrated pic- to have been brought hither by an tures, whether on the pillars, the angel, which causes the extraordiwalls, the altars, or the tombs; the nary devotion paid to it." It has priests and all the people imitat- great celebrity, from the numbering his example. Sepulchres were less miracles it has wrought, in healopened, and the mummied bodies ing the sick, and restoring sight to of incorruptible saints exhibited, the blind.' all of which underwent the samo general kissing
A shock of an carthquake was • Thus was Easter proclaimed: felt at Verona, on the 24th of Dec. and riot and debauchery instantly last, which lasted ten seconds. broke loose. The inn in which we A violent shock was also expelodged became a Pandemonium. rienced at Genoa, on the 26th of Drinking, dancing, and singing, December, which continued about continued through the night and the same time. The' bells were set day. No meetings take place of any kind, without repeating the ex
a ringing by the concussion, and
some old houscs fell.' A few perpressions of peace and joy, Christes
sons were hurt; but it does not apl'oscress! Christ is risen !' to which the answer always is the
pear that, in either case, any lives
were lost. same, l'o Istiny l'oscress ! • He is riser indeed!
New Colony.- A small colony has "On Easter Monday begins the sailed from Boston, North America,
to the islands of Trestan de Cunha presentation of the Paschal lovers to their mistresses, relatives (South America) to be called in to each other, servants to their mas
future The Islands of Refreshment, ters, all bring ornamented eggs.
with a view to raise supplies for Every offering at this season is called vessels bound to the Cape of Good a Paschal egg. The meanest pau
Hope and the East Indies. We pes in the street
, presenting an egg, hope that, if it be practicable, oue and repeating the words Christes of the societies in America' will l'oscress, may demand a salute even
make it a missionary station. of the empress. All business is laid Rangoon.-- The King of Ava, be aside; the upper ranks are engaged ing at war with the Siainese, had in visiting, balls, dinners, suppers, ordered an enrolment of all men and masquerades; wbile lovers fill capable of bearing arms.
In conthe air with their songs, or roll sequence of which an insurrection drunk about the streets. Servants took place at Rangoon, when alappear in new and tawdry liveries, most all the houses in the town and carriages in the most sumptuous were burnt; and, it is said, a geneparade.
ral scene of devastation and plunder * Entering by the gate of the Re- ensued. The loss sustained by the surrection, which forms the eastern merchants, especially the Armeextremity of the Tverschia, one of nians, is supposed to be very great. the principal streets in Moscow, Letters from Smyrna mention there is a small chapel, open to the that one of the western caravans, street: before which, at all hours in passing through the desart of of the day, a mob is seen assembled, Syria, in September last, was overcrossing and prostrating themselves. taken near the Kateron Mountains I had the curiosity to enter this by a dreadful whirlwind; which, canctuary. There i found an old putting in motion the sandy soils
rolled it along like the waves of the In the evening, Mr. Davies, of Ips. sea. The caravan, consisting of wich, began by prayer; Mr. Collinearly 800 persons, comprising mer- son, of Hackney, preached to the chants, pilgrims, &c. was spread people; and Mr. Thompson, of along a line of nearly three miles Grundisburgh, concluded. - Tbe in extent: - to this fortunate cir- congregation was large and attencumstance the preservation of the tive, and the services of the day peadvanced guard is attributed, which culiarly interesting. obtained shelter on the southern side of the mountain chain of Kate Somerton, was set apart as pastor
Feb. 19. Mr. Prankard, late of ron, while the remainder of the caravan, 659 souls, were buried be- of the Independent church at Sheerneath the sandy mass.
ness. The service was performed in the evening. Mr. Ralph, read a
suitable portion of Scripture, and Provincial Intelligence.
introduced the business; Mr. Prankard stated his reasons for leaving
his former charge, and accepting ORDINATIONS, &c.
this invitation; Mr. Ralph again Sept. 24, 1810, was ordained at prayed ;. Mr. Slatterie preached Belton, near Epworth, in Lincoln- from Isaiah xxii. 22; and Mr. Palshire, the Rev. Hugh Henderson,
irer concluded the solemnity by pastor over the united churches of prayer. Mr. Gurteen preached in Haxey, Crowle, and Belton. Mr. the afternoon from Luke i. 17. Wilkinson, of Howden, began by The next annual meeting of Indereading and prayer; Mr. Harrison, pendent Ministers in the County of of Thorne, delivered an introduc- Kent will be held at Sheerness, on tory discourse, asked the usual Wednesday, July 10. The preachers questions, &c.; Mr. Newman, of Messrs. Parnell, Vincent, and Kent. Gainsborough, offered up the ordi
March 6. The Rev. Joshua Har. nation prayer ; Mr. King, of Don- rison, from Hoxton Academy, was caster, delivered the charge, from ordained at Wooburn, Bucks, where 2 Tim. ii. 3; Mr. Wilkinson, of Howden, preached to the people, thirty years.
the Rev. J. English laboured for
Rev. J. Snelgar, of from Eph. iv. 3, and concluded. High Wycombe, began with resda In the evening Mr. King prayed, ing and prayer : Mr. Cooke, of Mr. Newman preached from Psalm lxxii. 22. The services of the day &c.; Mr. Douglas, of Reading, the
Maidenhead, asked the questions, were well attended.
ordination prayer; Mr. R. Simpson, Nov. 13, 1810. The Rev. W. Sca- gave the charge, from 1 Tim. iv. ton (late student at Hackney) was
10; Mr. Redford, of Windsor, g
geneordained to the pastoral oilice over
ral prayer; Mr. Griffin, of Portsea, the Independent church, meeting preached to the people, 1 Thess. v. in Cuttiog's Lane, Woodbridge.
12, 13; Mr. Yockney, of Staines, Mr. Dennant, of Halesworth, en
concluded ; Mr. Waters, of London, gaged in prayer and reading; Mr. preached in the evening, from Isa Atkinson, of li-swich, delivered an
xl. 9. -- This religious interest in introductory address, and asked the the village of Wooburn has been usual questions; Mr. Craytherne, honoured by sending out two of the of Dedham, offered up the ordina
above ministers, viz. Messrs. Cook gion, prayer, with inposition of and Griffin ; and another of its hands; Mr. Wilks, of London, gaye
menubers is now a student at Hoxthe charge, from Titus ii. 15; Mr. ton. What an encouragement to Cover, of Burgehalt, delivered a
other churches in bringing forward short discourse from Psalm cxviii. to the work of the ministry young 25, for assistance in rebuilding the
men of piety and talents ! place; and Mr. Gunn, of Hadleigh, The Old Gravel - Pit Meeting, concluded the morning service. - Hackney, in wbich Dr. Price, Di
Priestley, and their successors, have for me to exhort you, that ye
should preached for many years past, was earnestly contend for the faith which lately vacated by the removal of was once delivered to the saints ;' the congregation to a new meeting. the Rev. George Collison in the afhouse in the neighbourhood. It has ternoon, from Psa. Ixxii. 17, . His been taken, and rendered a most name shall endure for ever: his commodious and agreeable place, name shall be contiuued as long as by the congregation of which Dr. the sun; and men shall be blessed Smith is pastor; their former place in him; - all nations shall call of worship having been found too him blessed ;'- and in the evening, small. On Lord's day, March 10, the Rev. Dr. Winter, from Ezek. 1811, it was opened. The Rev. John xlviii. 35, · The name of the city, Clayton, sen. preached in the morn from that day, shall be The Lord is ing, from Jude 3. “It was needful there.'
MISSIONARY ANNIVERSARY. The Annual Meeting of this Society will be held, by divine pera mission, on Wednesday, the 8th of May, and the Two following Days. The Rev. Mr. STEVENS, of Kilwinning, in Scotland (formerly of the Scots Church, Crown Court); the Rev. EDWARD PARSONS, of Leeds; and the Rev. John Wilcox, of Ely Chapel, London, are expected to preach on the occasion.-Further particulars in our next.
The extension of Missionary Efforts to new places, and the increase of Missionaries, especially at the African stations, render the utmost Exertions of the Friends of the Society indispensably necessary. The Expenditure of the current year has already much exceeded the Receipts. Those, therefore, who approve of this Institution, are earnestly intreated to use their most zealous endeavoars to replenish and increase its Funds. Almost in every place the Missionaries request an addition to their number; but their wishes cannot be gratified, nor can new objects be pursued, without a great increase of income. The Ministers of the Gospel, who have formerly encouraged Collections and Subscriptions for the Society, will confer an essential benefit upon it, if they will, as soon as it may be practicable and convenient, solicit fresh Contributions. Their presence also at the approaching Anniversary, will tend to the promotion of the great and glorious cause in which they have embarked.
The Establishment of Auxiliary Societies, a measure recommended a few years ago, would be a happy method of producing a regalar and permanent assistance to the good work.
A nobler cause than this, the Conversion of the Heathen to Christ, never solicited the attention of mortals. Compared with this, every other object dwindles into insignificance! Let Christians then come forward with repewed vigour, to promote the cause of Missions, remembering too, that however laudable and useful some more recent Institutions may be, the Missionary Society may be considered as their Parent; and ou that account, as well as in others, is entitled to peculiar regard.
BRITISH AND FOREIGN BIBLE SOCIETY. The Annual Meeting of the above Society will be held on Wednes day, the 1st of May next, at Freemasons' Tavern, in Great Queen Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, at Eleven o'clock. – The President will take the Chair precisely at Twelve.
Slave Trade Revived. - We are ton, about'll years of age, was sent much concerned to find that any of to sweep a flue at No. 13, Orchard our countryinen should be so de- Street, Westininster. It was about praved as to persist in this abomina- the middle of the day. lu descendble traffic, since its iniquity has ing, he inistook the proper flue, and been so fully exposed, and the laws got into one which was so narrow of our country have so strongly that he could not pass it. It was prohibited it: but it appears, from about three quarters of an hour bea speech lately delivered in the fore this was observed ; and about House of Commons by Mr. Brough- three quarters more elapsed before am, that a ship which bore the he could be extricated. He was name of the Marquis Romana, but then taken out in such a miserable wbich was in reality the Prince Wil- state, that he expired in a few miliam, an English vessel, the owners nutes. of which are well known, was fallen We are informed that, in most of in with by a King's ship, and was the parishes in London, the Guarfound to tiave on board 109 negroes. dians of the Poor have determined Two other vessels had been detect- to apprentice no more boys to this ed, which passed by the names of dangerous employment. the Gallicia and Palafox, it being We trust that these calainaties will pretended they were Spanish ves induce humane persons to prefer sels, — but which were in reality the fiechanical Chimney sweeping, English. The traffic in slaves has which in most cases will succeed. certainly been very much diminish- We repeat the names of persons who ed, yet it still exists, and in a consi- perform this:-- R. Johnson, 9, Portderable degree. l'he Judge of the pool lane, Gray's lon Laue; G. Admiralty at Sierra Leoue has had Smart, Ordnance Wharf, Westminno fewer than 1091 slaves brought ster Bridge ; R.Smart, 15, Bell Alley, into his court, since March, 1809, Coleman Street; and B. Watson, 3, taken, as we presame, from ships Portland Street, Cavendish Square. thetected in this nefarious business. To prevent the contimuance of this Feb. 20, an Auxiliary Bible So detestable evil, Mr. Brougham ciety was instituted at Weymouth; moved for leave to bring in a bill a meeting having been called by to render more effectual the Act the Mayor at the Guildhall for the for the Abolition of the Slave express purpose. Sir Jas. Pultney. 'Trade: this, we understand, will be Bart. M. P. is appointed-President : done by making the crime FELONY,
- Sir J. L. Johnstone, Bart. 1. P and subjecting the criminal to Vice President; – S. Weston, Ese transportation for 14 years, or im Mayor, l'roasurer: 14 Gentlemen prisonment for three years.
We with the above, were chosen a Com rejoice to find that the motion was mittee for the present year; among carried nemine contradicente.
whom were the Rev. Drs. Wyud ham and Cracknell; Rev. Mears
Gorion and Chamberlaine; W. Wil Climbing Boys.
liams, Esq. &c. In our Magazine for April last, The Society for Promoting th we mentioned the whappy death of Observance of the Lord's Day, an a chimney-sweeper in Shire Lanc ; for the Suppression of Public Lewd Humanity induces us how to mene ness, have published an Address, so tion the death of another boy who questing the co-operalion of th perished in like manner: On religious public. Communication Monday, January 14, 1811, Jus. Hol- to be addressed to the Committe