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Iglesia Episcopal Santo Tomas Apostol
Iglesia Episcopal Santo Tomas Apostol
Bo. Martin Gonzalez Carr. 860 Km. 1 Apartado 757, Carolina, Puerto Rico 00630
5to. Tomas
Rdo. P. Jorge J. Rivero, Vicario
Telefono 762-7770
1905
\
THE BISHOP'S
CO.NOCATION
DDRESS
To the riembers of Christ' s Body, the Church, in the Miss ionary District
of Puerto Rico, Greeting:-Grace,
Mercy and Peace be mu tiplied
upon you.
To- da y marks an era of progress
in our work , Ive are assernb ed in
convocation for the first time" to perfect the organization of our for=
ces; not only for the sake of further advance, but a so for the sake
of carrying out the law and principle of ecclesiastical
ife in virtue
of wh i.chwe are not a llere group of individuals, but a family;
not a
mere cluster~of segregated parishes and missions, having no mor0 cohe~
sion than the dead timbers and fragments of wood that happen to have
been piled up or thrown together haphazard;
but as "a tree planted by
the wat er-s Lde? , wherof each Parish and Mission is a living br-anch , some
larger~ some smallerp each made up of individuals who are as the twigs
that bear the fruit all deriving their life throul"2:thhe trunk which is
the Holy Church, through which we are joined to
David: and that Root and Stem is Christ.
There
ween dead timber and the living tree; that the
fruit in due season", as the Psa Lrnlst :says, and
er", as he further observes.
the Root and Stern of
is this difference het~
tree "bringeth forth her
"its eaf sha 1 not wh i t h-
In the Church thus organized every part is interested in every
ther part. T'Tobranch can prosper without adding to the beauty and fruitfulness of the who Le tree, no new twig can be added w Lthout; en t st Lng
the sympathetic interest of all the existing branches.
~'o part can suffer through misfortune or through the lack of vita connection with
the Root, without
in so far forth enfeebling
the tv-holet ree .
reo
e111-
ich we sha 1 i here adopt, it must be inventIn
the Church in Puerto ~icop we are not pc arbered, we are not creat ing
.
1and
He are s irnp
y reco~n1zina
b -'tc'
.
principles
for
its
guidance.
. ~ . v'e eXl·Rted from the day
t.ng
·8'-....
exl.
, Wl1lCll na
ing the principles which already
the Laws or canons
"1,'1
J~
I
.•
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-
~2-
when first
years ago,
lain
a feeble mission was p l.ant e
in the r own of Ponce f some
ay the
~other C urch of :::ngland;
pr i nc i.p es \;'J ri.ch 'Tlav have
dormant
until
plant
to assert
secret
of past
In the
ted
tome,
-to
nurse
gr'owt h , the
ions
of progress
this
pleasure
v igorous
could
of the
joined
possession,
ty has
lain,
C urch's
This
borders,
in the
the
great
necessary
b less
and reward
their
faces
fice
all
from the
I know ful
but a sacrifice
cessary
helpers
Lor:
in this
home
and,
where the
four
years
frontier
hardest
need anel opportunity
absent
and for
to
\vit~
en the
part
to the
p~\var<i a
of my
of the
post
months in the
asking
the
''0-
us here.
IT'yse f from the
city,
part
pr tnc lo e
other
open befot'P
stx
11t
and co onial
s' pnly
of
year
of
has heen generous,
the cooperation
has bpE'n
of t t e work have now to be rev tevert'tlay GOr]
those
who have he Lperl me, and have not
voice
of my appeal.
'le
past,
ar- o s serrt t a
from one en
and from city
'""he r hr-ee "i8s-
Goo , aDO ask Him to
here
I should
COlL.d
to whose fi-
been cooperation
whi.ch is
I
can
aye g:Lm.;ni'1 sr r=r-e 'rt ,
only
that
to parish,
your need.
The response
w i Ll.Lng , and the results
times,
cooperat
not
to which I have been appointed,
go from parish
aithful
The feeble
had tLere
not
name y:
Bur these
new ones.
, in the
in making known to people
has made it
service
this
therein,
but also
t h 1.S
wor-k was e nt r'us i
which no one man alone
heen
and zr owth , T thank
I
who have
not
have hecome ten
'lot have happened
Church slife
0f
whi ch we f i.nd ou se Lve s to-day
schools.
for
h ar8 thp
H11i
in acknov Iedg i.ng my ob l.i gati0n.
~fission
of many -nernbe r s .
hu
in ~ho
and on y two,
and establish
at
had there
whi.ch I found here
three
to do two things
an amount of rietail
not ha e been reached
I take
'1 alty,
existing
missions,
now involve
of strength
years _ _s i (1Ce t he ca re-:
has been necessary
The point
delity
the
degree
essent La I of f'ut ure progress.
and a half
the eAisting
two duties
fulfil.
wa s a suff" cient
and formulate
four
it
there
1, at t.e cost
"II
h
St1
,we
ave
By their
r urn=o away
coopera-<-ion
of a w l Tl i ng sacrifice
een enabled to do the
J
of tell-
hut a s a cr i«
fo lowing ne-
things.
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I
Starting
Puerto
the
out wi t
Rico Equipment
amount,
want Lng.
and have
This
and private
but
es
appeals,
the
the
to
accept
San Juan.
thus
account
For the
humdreds
have
purchase
out
Treasurer
t he rof
$10,Ono
tne
some $2Q,000
I L not
speak
over
Rico
of
Ion?
DP
and make public
ano r~ollsands
and travel
Puerto
for
of cir~
l"[lilchterritory.
in February
ado re s se s in the
of 1901,
va i.ous ip>arish-
, it
of land
of a total
of some
Puerto
of wh i ch has
Board of \1is8 ions
passed
who has
f
my habit never under any ircumswithout
some such safeguard,
the follow-
being
and erection
cost
(not
$2Q,OOO,
of this
Lnc Ludi nc the
the
$6,000;
I i.co , not
church
came as
a
from
$4, 000.
building
in part
ding
in
w i.ndow
nor
supplierl,
f'o Tl ows r
f'und
The balance,
and has
hui
Sanctuary
:::quipme'1t Fund has
The balance
Board of Missions
for
of the
trust
and on my own notes,
ced by the
dollar
been made:-
C. Thomas of Philadelphia,
but ions
wi
of letters,
100
s
in raisinp
I should
gat ne re d , every
f i gure s , some $12,000.
$ 2,000,
that
I came to
a fiduciary
furnishings)
round
of r'a t
i.on
he balance
summer, more than
and s of the
ing expenditures
the
elieve
articles,
since
nr
succeeded
necessary
many magazine
funds
IKept a strict
tances
e
home land.
ivith
through
to
send out
have made, each
Lr-r
I have
reason
had no vacation
in the
declared
Fund,
has made it
cu Lar-s , publish
I have
the
h
of $4, 000
been extinguished
ot he rwi.se des ignated.
~fr. Gen.
From
raised
f
in
here
adva n-
was
hy contri-
J he 1Leve there
is
a
ualance
still
awaiting
that form of ex~inguishmpnt
of some $1,500.
last
summer I succeeded
in. paying from the i::quipment Fund $2,oon
of 'l1Y persona
loan
and $360
that
amount
from a generous
paid
by the
lender
to me by the
interest.
late
Another
himself;
Hr.
note
friend
here
and the
Dumaresq,
for
$1,000,
in San Juan,
remaining
he left
or wh i ch I harrowed
$1,000,
as a legacy
is
bein~
~radllally
which was loaned
to the
Parish
at
his
decease.
Of the
articles
of church
furnishine;
which have
heen placed
here,
many of lTIypersonal
friends
in t ,le States
have heen the donors.
The
r h i.s bu i Ldi.ng its architect
ire and details,
were the su ject
of
1
af .f
.'
c
~ lese
ro
exPan
h
i -1
7er
p
wa
t t i.ns
lor
i::1
.,",
~
.
the t'o-vo''learv years \v L e ''Ie V\
~
stu d y durLng
T. "
t the respon"
ch
stood
here
when
we
bought.
.
accep
"
p i re on t he house \'lh l l'
"
lve
it be i na
sibility
and the criticisms
whi ch this
building
may l.DVO
-,
L
L
J
L
-
1905
due to the Vestry
not im accordance
ed to its erection
to state that the type of architecture
emoloypr} was
with the w i she
of the majority,
hav i ng conSAnt"under protest and in deference to my wi.shes .
s
r
hev
Thus, to continue the history of the Equipment Fund, we re expended
toward the casto of the erection of this curch a out $12,000.
In necessary repairs of All Saints Church, Vieques, and in t"he ptIrchase of a building that wa s being erected on land adjacent to the church,
about $500.
For the purchase of a lot adjoining Church property in Ponce, which
will forever prevent the shutting out of light and ventilation, by making
the Church property face on three streets w i t h a park on the sou h side.
the Equipment Fund has supplied $4,000.
In the purchase of land and erection
Rio Piedras, about $7,000.
a
the Bishop's
residpnce
in
In the cost of raising the money of the 'Squipment Fund, I have
spent some $1,500.
There is on hand an unexpended balance,
of the Board of Hissions1 of about $2,500. -
deposited
tvithnthe Treasurer
i~ith this ba lanee I am in possess ion of a be z i nn i.nz towar a numher
of enterprises 0 rrference to wh i.chv7i11 be made later on.
have at the present time t"he f o l LowLng points at wh i ch we are
holding services f either in the form of Parish organizations, or as
the order of their ages)
(1 try to falla,,,,
hissions:
~"le
1.
2.
3.
Rev. vm. 1\fatson,Rector;
Ponce, Church of the Holy Trinity.
Re. Leonard Read, Assistant.
Rev. J.
Bean, Minister in cnarae
Vieques, All Saints Church.
trie
Baptist.
ev . T'alter 'Aitchel ,
San Juan, Church of St; John
T.
Rector.
Puerta de Tierra,
Minister
I
in Charge
St. Luke:'
s
t1ission.
.ev. i,Jalter["'itehe1,
e
1905
5.
Porice
i
P'Laya , St.
in Charge;
6.
~ission.
Leonard
Read,
Fonce , ('ivest e nd
~rinister
7.
Rev.
Peter's
St.
in Charge;
Central
Aguirre,
l'tinister
Rev.
Nr.
8.
La Carmelita,
9.
ter in Charge;
t-1r. P.J.
Esperanza,
Hope t:rission.
10.
St.
Mary's
Leonard
of the
Rev.
Head,
l'!atson,
l·Jm.
Deacon assisting.
Epiphany.
Rev. Wm. l~7atson
Geo. L. 'Te son.
~'lission.
,,1m.
Rev.
Fatson,
~Ajnis-
Cabrera,
}lissionary
a s s Ls t Lns; ,
Rev.
1'101. \ryatson, Minister
in
Charge;
fv1iss tv!.· L. Fordham, Teaching
Mayaguez, St. Andrew's !'-.lission.
ev.
ter
Mini..stp.r
Deacon assisring.
Thomas ~fission.
~1ission
in Charge;
Rev. Ivm. fatson,
a s s Ls r anr ,
David .rJ. Band,
r
Mini_s-
in Charge.
[).
lJe have tree
f ourishing
':i5S ion Schoo Is,
ar t sh Schoo Is,
6r
as
follows:1.
In 'the
parish
t'!. Reed,
2.
of St.
Baptist,
San Juan.
Teache r , nSS Ls t ed hy Do ores
enrollment
of 75 chi dren.
In the parish
of t e Holy Trinity,
Cuddy, Teacher,
3.
John the
Qui fione s
Donce,
and ~1iss Sarh Davidson,
~iss
1
Vies
Parish
Ana
th an
,,,'
Frances
Helper,
having 50 pupils.
At Esperanza.
Mi.ss Minnie 1,. Fordham, Teacher,
wi r h an
enrollment
of 30 children.
At this
point a night school
for adults
has also been held the past wintPr wit"h some 25
pupils.
For the
of Missions
maintenance
of the
makes an appropriation
Church's
of a litle
This appropriation
is applicable
only
founds of the Board being insufficient
This
year
property
of Tv[issions,
I
now held
as Trusted,
Rico forever.
the
the
Board
to the payment of sa arips,
the
for the acquirement
of property.
by us in Puerto
to hold
Rico,
more t an $10,000 a year.
is the reason why it is necessary
for the Bishop
in quest of funds for the equipment and extension
A11 the
Puerto
work in Puerto
Ri.co is
same for
t
to RO north each
of the (;"1urch.
ve sr ed in the
e use of the
Boarn
Church
in
190
-6The funds of the Board of ~issions
tributions
whereby
of ~he Parishes,
each Parish
its ability an
in accordance
wi lingnesss
according
to an esti ate of
For the first time, this Missionary
into a share of this privilege,
from the selera
I see by a recent
wi~h a sys~em of apoortionment,
is asked to contrihute
is asked th"s year to coroe
contribution,
are d8rived main y from the con-
Parishes
and Missio
thc items of appropriation
Dishop a discretionary
and to.mak~ a
s, of $50.
report of the Board, has nearly a.
Pistrict
This amount,
heen paid.
Among
for the work here, t e Board grants to the
fund of $400 a year.
With this fund various
needs
of the Hissions and Schools have
een met.
Under the Bishop's house at
Rf'o Pedras, I have ha
wha t I call an Episcopal carpenter shop.
native
carpenter there has made, from des igns w ieh I gave him the pas r w lnter ,
some fourteen art icles of Churc
f'u r-t i.t.u.re
, t nc Iu iog a tars, Iccr erns I
Prayer desks. etc. The cost has been about seventy co lars, and ~he valuE"
as indicate
'!JycatalOlSl1€an1 freig'll:""
h.arges someth"og
i1<e S2()O, effecting thus a saving to t he l'~issionsan the Bishop's d t screr Lonar'y fun
of
a considerable
In
sum.
v i.ew of the fact that the Boar
in its revenues
those revenues
maintenance
amounting
of \:i8sions is fa 1.rg
to about $ 25,00
are raised by contibutions
to privede
of Paris ies wh i have
the larger Par" shes of the Church do not contri~lte
means,
it is incumbent
as r ne fact r ha+
, as we I
for and in view of the further
wea l.t
h , t he buLk o-F the revenue
a d<..-f ~ Le ncy
eing received
jn
fa t that somp
proportion
from Parishes
on us who enjoy the benefits
t te i r own
of
to thp;r
of moderate
of thpir saeriftce1
to
work along toward a mesure of self-fupport as radidly as eircu~stances
will a t low.
I an happy to believe that this is be i.r
g done in some of t he
" "
b'"
"
"an
Iuan i and I 1,-/01 ri not
i'~iss
ions and Par1.snes j
nota -,-y
nus one J In
-J
••
.,
.
be thought to ignore it in reminding you that the sooner Ne c9ase.to ~e
_ ~
~
OC tho oour.t y of the
hurch.J t ,e sooner ,\"i .•.l other pa rr s 01
reC1.pLenL51.
,-,..
.
.
the f i.eLd be reached that are qu i t e as needy as we , ar-o that the +oac
->
that leads to self-support
is
t
e road to 5e1f-r spec .
1905
-7You '17i1
be as. ed to
and increase
your
an En owmerrt Funf
Bishop
receives
apport ionment,
of the
of the
dollars
for
this
the
.tioard· s annual
wi
I have
during
enumerated,
expen
the
the
the
of a _i.shop ,
Ar pr=se nt
the
e xpe nd i t ur= s
J ven ure
of the
way of
you as a
ove r a mi.Ll Lon
A
worl.
is.
as YOIJr
except
f'r aerne nt , ret .rr ns to
Treasurer
best
~ico,
r he annua
of a litt
in all
as to
to es~ab
e nr e r-s into
iture
w it h
h
among orlPrs,
from Puerto
im some small
t
L confer
in Puerto
support
year,
of Missions
valua J1.e a vice
Episcopate
above
cause
Committee
and obtain
and
the
support
$ 50 this
wh i.ch is
the
for
pone of his
Board of r:issions,
port ion
that
a pp o iIn t a Commlrtee,
",
he Lpi.nc
to
hope
Board of l\Aissions
j
n the
support
of
Rico.
year
as well
visited
as the
each
schoGls;
of the
Parishes
and ~nsstons
in some I have made more than
one visitation,
as will be seen from a perusal
of the record of Episcopal
Acts, which will be appended to this address,
when it is pub ished ..
t
present
therefore
I w i Tl conf i.ne myself to the
ist of Conf Lrmar i.ons subsequent to the latest
entFY in the journal
of last
year, which was clateo
August 31, 1904.
c
Sept.
18 1.904,
at
Io Ly Tr-i.n i t y Chur ch ,
"Lnaeapo l t s , for
r he Bis
op of
1905, at
"
at
"
at
"
"
at
Cn
T at a
As the
together
• .. _.•••
vatous
with
an appointed
other
time
~
II
•
I
•••••••
,
Nissionaries
workers,
t o-mo
.-
•••••••••••.•••
,
and Teachers
to
tell
r row , I will
of the
not
take
••••••
are
wo rk
time
II
to
64
•••••
have an opportunity,
entrusted
to
now to
them,
at
say mo.re than
this,
that
I know their
work an w i.sh the oth~r members to know it ~t:o~. Iw
their
trials
and
their
sacrifices',
t.he i r courage.
and the d i f f Lou
I kno
.
. 11 i.ve s all new
ties
under vrh i.ch they are laboring,
and I am sure i.t W1. !S1.V u
.
h"
w'th rem and to w1.sh
strength
and new hope to hear them, to sympatl l.ze
1. -' ~
>
>
them God-speed.
,
190
his ~ The Canons of the Church make it the duty of
- Ihe Bishop to reco-d
~piscopal acts,and it is cuslomary to publish
h
..
ion wi h h"
suc recora ~n connectt
~s annua Address.
For further detai R of m
k
h
-I wi.Tl
F
Y "lor t t e re f ore ,
"
re.....
er you to the journal, wh i.ch wt l.Ibe published a f rer-th
~ng of Convocation.
-~
e meet<
.
A resident Bishop having been chosen and consecrated for Cuba. I am
relieved oft that extremely pleasant addition to my responsibilities, an d
I ask God to bless the new Bishop of Cuba) and those who labor wt t b him
in that most interesting Missionary District.
Turning from this imperfect outline of the past to the propecls of
the future, I ask your attention to the f o l.'l ow i.ng f Lv= places, whe re our
Church serv ices wi 11 be opened as soon as I can find t-he men and the means.
(a) On the Hi.Lt.t ar'y Road, some 7 or ~ miles wesl of- the t own of Bayaman t in the barrio of Cande Lar i.o I whe re I am affered four acres of and 7
on condition that I build a church there w i.t.h i.n one year.
I have visited
the district and arrange
to hold a 'ission Service rhere next Sunday,
and shall probably accept the offer.
(b) At Pueblo Viejo, a similar offer has been made and will prohah y
be accepted.
I am hoping to go there for a similar service on the fo1 owing Sunday; that is, May 21. This might be connected w it.h Candelario as
one mission.
(c)
At Aguas Bue na s , an offer of land has been rnade , w lrh the promise
of ~50 r owa rd the erection of a church.
I hope to be able to acce pr t h i s
also.
(d) At .::>emi
1, an nac i.enda not far from the t own of Juana nfaz, an
urgent request for the ministrations of the Church has come, and I am
hoping to supply the need by making that point a mission in connection
with the ~ission at Aguirre as soon as I can secure a clergy~an
or Ihe
work at the latter point.
(e) At Hormigueros,
Mr. Bland thiks of establishing
soon as his wo rk at Hayaguez will a lIow.
I
the Church as
1905
Besides these points of growth in the mumbers of our Missions, I am
negotiating for the enlar~ement of the church at Vieques to doub e its
present capacity.
This work ::::
expect w i.Ll. be done at once. Unde r f'.1r.
Hean, the !·1inisterin Charge for the past 26 years, much faithful service
has been rendered at Vieques, which it is a pleasure to recognize.
Rut
l'1r.Bean having entirely lost the use of his eyes, I havR obtained for him
a pension which will enable him to retire'~ the Rev, Mr. Leonard Read
taking up the work at that po i nr as soon as I can ordain him to the Priesl~
hood, he having been ordained Deacon by me on the 2d of last February, in
the Church of the Holy Trinity, Ponce.
At La Carmelita, steps have been taken, and land secured on a 99 years'
lease, for the erection of a suitable church, and t R layins.sout of a burial
ground, it bei~g necessary now to carry t e dead from that place to Ponce,
a distance of some 15 miles, most y by mountain trail whe re no whee Led
vehicle can pass, I have made an appropriation of $100 tOHarn this church
building, and am expecting to help along the vork as fast as means at my
disposal will permit, until the whole is completed.
Thanks are due to ~~r.
Van Leenhof and to the Company 0 La Carmelita, and are grateful y ren ered.
On the lot recently acquired by purchase, in Ponce, I am expecting,
with the cooperation of the Rector, Ivardens and Vestrymen, to beg i n the
erection of a suitable School building and Teacher's house, as soon as
plans can be perfected.
The Church building there is sadly out of repair,
and I am hoping soon to get the funds necessary for the erecti.on of a new
one.
But the work which seems most conspicuous in i,s need is the Church
Hos p i t a l..
In the outskirts of the city of Ponce, we have bought four
cuerdas of land, high and we 11 adapted for the purpose whe re it is contemplated to erect the Memorial Hospital of St. Luke, t~e Beloved Fhys'cian,
in "memory of "Jr. Charles Henry Thomas.
Thomas was roy rooro-mate at Ya e
College, many tears ago, and in my senior year, when T fell sick with typhoid fever, he put aside all other duties,and gave himself to the care
and nursing of his sick friend and class:mate.
It is due to his care ~nd
attention, together with the ministrations of other well-remembered f:~e~ds,
that I regained my health, under the providence of Almighty G?d f and i r 1_S
only right that I shoul do what I may be able to perpetua-c8 h~s memory, by
cont inu ing the work of healing the sick, to wht ch he gave the. best ~ears
of his noble, self-sacrificing life. Of the need of good hop~tals ~n
1905
-10that part of Puerto Rico I need not speak at length.
It si planner'!to
make this a hopital of up-to-date features, whose benefirs shall be besrowed on those who need them, regardless-of
r ace , creed, political or any
other discrimination.
The plan involves prohably some years of work and
the raising of one hundred thousand dollars, of which half is for rhe
buildings and equipment, and the other half for an endowmenr , the income
to be expended in maintenance of the hospital.
It is expected that the
revenue arising from the fees paid by such as are able to pay, ",71
be
sufficient to meet he balance of the expenses.
A Committee has been formed, consisting of the Bishop, the Rector of Holy Trinity Church, the P
Physician (Dr. Carl Vogel), and the two lJardens of the said Parish, who
are to serve as the local board of Trustees.
The title to the land is
already vested in the Board of Missions.
Among the things that w i 11 occupy your attention is whar is knO'N11
as the Thank Offering of the rlen of the Church for the 300 years of Church
Life in this we st e rn hemisphere.
This offering w i 11 be made at the next
General Convocation. wh i ch is to be held at Rt.chmond t Va., in Ocr obe r ,
1907.
The Women of the Church made their triennial offering for Missions
last October, and it reached the sum of $150,000. They are in the habit
of making such offerings every three years, although this is the largest
amount they have ever given.
It is devoted to the training and support
of women wor'ke r s in the 1'1iss
ion fie Ld . The Chi dren of the Church make
and offering of more than ,$100,000 each Lent. Last year r he Lr- Lenten
offering, for general missionary work, amounted to $117, 000. The
returns for this year are not all in.
granting that what the women and children give is supplied by
the men, (wh i ch is not true ent ire Ly , but has some truth in t t , the
time seems to have come for the men of the Church a"2..so 10 be up and doing
something on the ir own part and of their own free-\'>7l11. II is hoped that
the offering a 1 Richmond w l.11 reach the sum of$ 500 ,000; and there is
nothing sta;ling in that idea, "Then once it is remembered hOH. abun antly
money is spent by the sons of the Church for business ent~rprlses or for
perhaps it may .e
Pleasure. And in case such a hope should r1be relized,
f ~,f'
""'"1S
TO
so supp
ly t he
.b
1e
For
the
Treasurv
of
the
-,car,,,
o.
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B
rna d e pass Lfr L
~
.c: : P 1 d
-t-l'1~1 t he l'~iss
t ona rv
needs of the varuous part s ofehe MlSS l.ons .L l~ ~ ,.L.o...
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Bishops will not be obliged to leave their prope~. u. and become .L~~an~lal
agents for the solicitation to the funds where w i.t h 1:0 meet the r-equ i.r'e
ments of the advancing frontier line of the Kingdom of God.
Now,
J
I
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..
1905
Under the
provisions
of the
ed~ when I became bishop.
West Vt rg i.ni.a to
the
be an
Bouse of Bisnops
and Canons has
the
General
Canons of the
Constitutto'l
continue
ara
Cano'Ls of the
O'Jr Law , as
or he rwl de order.
now been prepared
A new draft
by me, whi.ch
your attention
exceptin~
to
with
say that
since
election
of various
who find
themse Lve s thus
is
not
of men but
nest and faithful
Rico has enjoyed
any discussion
they
customary
will
officers
you w i 1
ca lIed
to
of God, and that
new service
a mere "clergyman's
There
is
chancel
child
It
req
ires
which does not
require
the
presence
committee,
in the
pew, on the
To the
end that
for
is
ca 1
e hy an ear-
f"
be at
of every
~ui d,
In
not
e of ev~r - member .
his
post
in the
man~ woman and
al
th~ aux'
you may he Lnt e 11i2:ent workers
and read
and affect
some
hurch
in the
larv,
paper.
The SQirit
0
ations
should
of the
progress
be in every
house,
and affairs
I have been pained
ne a Le ct 1:. is means of
o
importance.
paper
if
o~
the
to
find
informing
seems to
you are
progress
or
''3
eve rv f'aro i Lv
~'ic;sions,
at
Churcb Standard,
excel ent puh ic-
to know anythin2
and affairs
0
whatever
the
Tin~clom
how many of our Church people
themselves
In a Baptist,
Master
Lonat e ly r'econmenn that
Living
denominational
the
thos~
surely anci safely.
strength.
This is
servi
to
that
that
0
or
The Church in Puerto
of ria ny fe Ll.ow-worke r s J
is within the reach of aIL
The Churchman.
Church, Southern Churchman~-some
one of these
deepest
con-
enactments,
I ~rust
$1 a year,
of God.
to
may be.
do earnestly
f
subscribe
duty
unr i.
appoin~me~t
1 fee
wi
hut
our
the
on a minister
the
vineyard
church".
resting
wherever
the
honor
perhaps
multiply
no ob igation
in the
proposed
discharge
of its reponsibilities.
the cooperat ion, as I have said,
whereby it has advanced,
no radidly
extending
that cooperation
we shall
he asked
committees,
each wi 1
of
of the appr ova of 'the
Q.
I 'vi
not" a pre sent
e for
an
e,
»
aSonstitution
0
of these
provi
I se Lect
I'iocese
a r as apolicab
sider,
a.nend and adopt I subject
t.o the aptrrova
House of bishops which meets in .TewYork, june
occupy
Church,
in regard
Vethodist
be regarc:1e
to
t e sub tef
or Preshyterian
as a necessity,
.
of
f'am l v . a
and the
1905
2necessity
is
not
is
so.
recognized
It
be evolved
seems to
from the
newspaper.
This
is
of misinformation
terest
and met;
about
an egregious
Ei.xhop
Alaska
on the
evoid
to know of the
Delaration
part
to
of the
of Congress
Principles
service
reduplicate
i s efficiency
3hould
it
bear e t h the
lead
and wor sh Lp no lost
is keeping
contribute
is
the
art,
socu Ia r
thipgs
amounr
of most vital
we 1
in-
Lnf ormed .
to a Churchman to k now
pr oducr
of Dakota
concerning
touching
and not
the
the
heroism
gole
Unity.
and your
and be Lgnor-arrr
mines
of Bishop
to know of the
of
~mve;
C. icago-Lambeth
Inform
yourselves,
be
Thus ivi 1 your
fip-hting
be not as thp
fighr-
air".
to a deeper study of the
and YJorship, so much the
to
t on may
in a starrling
"a cco rd Lne r o knowledge."
that
Should this
lead
doctrines,
disCipline
wheat
of Christian
w i t.h a zeal
"one t .at
t.nf ormar
it
to know r he name of th,"" lVTlerican
be posted
zealous
i ng of
a disgrace
the
of information
acts
resulting
of pe op e otherwise
is
to know about
Hare and ~iann;
and
Church
touchinp
genera 1 and not even
in Japan;
of Bishops
mistake,
"gnorance
come when it
he Japanese
accurate
cons c i ous ne s s c r a b s or be d from the
or absolute
has
in many of our Church faT11ies
be a s surned that
inner
and importance,
The time
but
discovery
should
it
that
reveal
Church's
better.
theology
is
the
that
fact
history,
not
re
pace with the advancing
progress
of science,
to the sum total
of your happiness,
since it
a dean
her
subject,
i.e:ious r houehr
that also would
mip:ht make you
aware that the limited
apprehension
of divine
truth
whi ch be l onae
to a
former and more limited
age has been outgrown,
and that there
is a larger
grasp of the
eauty and trut
and power of the ancient
gospel in r he mtn+s
of thinking
The truth
have
and reading
has
climbed
thereby.
He live
not
Christians
changed
in religion
to h i ahe r altitudes,
Nar row and tigoted
in a time
med Christian
of freer
to-day
ever
any more than
and their
misconcept
vision
t ons have
ventilation.
to know and rejoice
than
in thiS.
It
is
existed
heforp.
in science.
But men
is w i.der ann clearer
been
the
La rr-e 1y abandoned .
duty
of a we 1-infor-
1905
-13-
As you ta-e
yourselves
an
to
love
its
prevai 1.
up the
varied
iscussions
of t is
work , may the
An may God's
Jonvocation,
counsels
Holy Spirit
of f r-ar e t n Lt y ,
J
Hay 9,
I
P. R. ,
190 .
1\1
s om
be ~vith us no", and a wavs .
James H. Van nuren.
San Juan
an~ ad ress
I
1905
EPI3CO AL ACTS, fro~
Sept.
~,
14th
SUND. Y AFT",:q TRHTITY.
llunion
an
preached
=':eck~ L.I.
"
11,
lZ,
If
l~
f
Q,
19,
16-;-h
1 Saints
e
,
Church,
r-n.nn .
~,
, L" ~
Great"
at
St". John's
Preached
1
at
open
s
se
Pr'eache
air
~roun~s.
.hur ch , l"ash ifl?,tOll,
John's
• ~<inneapo
.1.S,
"j
nn , Pre.qrh,o
re
five t
in
i 0'18 pari
one person
fer Bishop "dsa 1, at Foly
add
s
Chur ch ,
,
-Svg.
Io l.v Corn-
sa'11e.
D. C. Aft.
SU"DAY AF'T'SR:RI TT
and
':::vg., Confirmed
~'on.
Celehrate
Officiated
1
§ervice,
Cathedral
~.Y. Marriage,
St.
Trinity
"
at
T\7ashington,
rna
"
Ev a .
A.}':"
3GNDAY AFTER TRINITY. A.~1.~ Pr~acherl
15th
Church,
It
1, lqO~
Sept.
Lme
s
va
'inneapo 1is,
at
All
=+ie
s
•
"Ii 'On.
Sa i-vt s ' S irch , 1\To:.thfie1~,
1;' •
If
ZO, Tues.
,
.
J
Fari bau 1t ,
at
••
"
21,
::inneapo
is,
at
Gethsemane
Church,
at
Ascension
hurch,
25,17th
at
Church,
Z,
e Church
the
r "i
Christ
"loman's
~inneapolis.
EVR.
StilliVaier,
f
hu r s . , A_~::.,.
Church,
the
same,
r:l'ib
Sunday
nneapo
I
Church,
is.
L'vr-~.,
at
~ed Pi
Addr
e
s
s
T'!i'lona,
,
at
at
the
')\.
"i.."-'n.
~hl:rch of
S, r i.sr
'
a.
Vg.,
0-, ~linn.
dd re s s ed ',7oman
\,
'. f S • ux i liary
J01..,rningto,\·n,
Address
J
Scr-oo 1 Inst it ute
A.Y.,
Freached at
'::;v., S-;-. au l , "i, n . -r: ig.,
preache
Aux i Lt.a ry ,
1in'l.
::::T ~-DAYA::-,r:::? ~~.L'ITY.
St , , John
II
1,
t
Branch
Pau 1 • s hur ch , 1"i noria , >'lin'l.
A.M.l ddressed
the High Schoo
A dress
II
ddr'e s sed
r he ~iocesan
ZZ, Thur s . , A. ~~. Ad res sed
Z3,Fri.,
Zvg.,
.'illD.
~'l d . , A.~'·' Addressed
Pro-Cathedra
II
ii. 'l.n,
a
sr .
Jarr8s
I
-21905
Church,
II
"
"
Boston, ~ss.
::':Vl2:., St. Jo~~'s ~is~'on C urc "
O~ient Heights,-East
.os r on , Preached.
3, 1 ~cn., Aft. A dressed the 1re r i• ca Cluh at Providence,
-:vg., . ddressed 1,Toman'sAux i iaryat
St. John's C urch,
Providence, R.I.
5, Wed. Attended opening service of General Convention, at
Trinity Church, Boston, Mass.
S-2~, In daily attendance on Gen. Conven _ion, Boston.
9,19th
SUN.vAY FT"s~ LII
ITY. _ ,~~., Preached at
1 Saint'
Church, Brookline, rv1ass."Cv!2'., ?reachect at Sr. James'
Church, hlest Somerville, Mass.