previous next

Pastoral letter.

We have received a copy of the ‘"Pastoral Letter to the clergy and members of the Protestant Episcopal Church, in the State of Arkansas; by the Right Rev. Henry C. Lay, D. D., Missionary Bishop of the South west."’ The letter gives a lucid and interesting record of the work of the Episcopal Church in that diocese, and is accompanied by a paper of marked ability on ‘"Our Relations to the Church in the United States."’ Bishop Lay, after an examination of the Constitution and Canons of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the old United States, comes to the conclusion that the Episcopal Church in the South has an unquestionable right to claim ultimately a distinct organization as a National Church and is prepared to unite with his brethren in organizing a General Convention of the Church in the Confederate States. In reference to his own jurisdiction in the missionary field, which was derived from the General Convention of the old United States, he proposes to advise with his brethren in the Episcopate. Bishop Lay is a native of Chesterfield county, in this State, and one of the most eloquent and gifted of the Southern clergy.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

Sort places alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a place to search for it in this document.
United States (United States) (4)
Chesterfield (Virginia, United States) (1)
Arkansas (Arkansas, United States) (1)
hide People (automatically extracted)
Sort people alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a person to search for him/her in this document.
Henry C. Lay (3)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: