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THE

CODE OF CANONS

OF THE

EPISCOPAL CHURCH

19

SCOTLAND,

DRAWN UP AND ENACTED BY AN

Ecclesiastical Synod,

HOLDEN FOR THAT PURPOSE AT ABERDEEN, ON THE XIXTH AND
XXTH DAYS OF JUNE, IN THE YEAR

M.DCCC.XI

ABERDEEN:

PRINTED BY D. CHALMERS AND CO.

1811.

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CONTENTS.

INTRODUCTION.

CANON I.

For preserving the Episcopal Succession.

Appointing the solemn performance of the Of-
fice of Ordination; and the Form to be used
in Making, Ordaining, and Consecrating of
Bishops, Priests, and Deacons.

CANON IX.

Requiring from Persons to be ordained Subscrip-
tion of the Thirty-nine Articles of Religion,
and other assurances of Loyalty and Obe-
dience.

CANON XV.

Respecting the Communion Service, as the most
solemn part of Christian Worship.

XVI.

Requiring due Intimation, and Preparation to be

made for the Holy Communion.

CANON XXIV.

A Form of Subscription to the Thirty-nine Ar-
ticles of Religion.

No. III.

The Form of Subscription promising Obedience
to the Canons.

No. VI.

A Form of Institution to a Pastoral Charge.
No. VII.
Recommendation of the proper Clerical Habit.

CODE

THE

CODE OF CANONS

OF THE

EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN SCOTLAND,

DRAWN UP, AND ENACTED BY AN ECCLESIASTICAL SYNOD HOLDEN FOR THAT
PURPOSE, AT ABERDEEN, ON THE XIXTH AND XXTH DAYS OF JUNE,
IN THE YEAR M.D.CCC.XI.

INTRODUCTION.

RELIGION, implying the obligation which we lie under to

the service of God, must be of divine Institution; because God alone can tell how he will be worshipped 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 his 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 seventy

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