The Convocations of the Two Provinces: Their Origin, Constitution and Forms of Proceeding, with a Chapter on Their Revival

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J. and C. Mozley, 1852 - Councils and synods, Provincial - 230 pages
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Page 4 - That out of our princely care that the churchmen may do the work which is proper unto them, the bishops and clergy, from time to time in convocation, upon their humble desire, shall have licence under our broad seal to deliberate of, and to do all such things as, being made plain by them, and assented unto by us, shall concern the settled continuance of the doctrine and discipline of the Church of England now established...
Page 4 - ... this realm of England is an empire, and so hath been accepted in the world, governed by one Supreme Head and King having the dignity and royal estate of the imperial Crown of the same, unto whom a body politic, compact of all sorts and degrees of people divided in terms and by names of Spiritualty and Temporalty, be bounden and owe to bear next to God a natural and humble obedience...
Page 4 - Where by divers sundry old authentic histories and chronicles it is manifestly declared and expressed that this realm of England is an empire, and so hath been accepted in the world, governed by one Supreme Head and King having the dignity and royal estate of the imperial Crown of the same...
Page 4 - ... the body spiritual whereof having power when any cause of the law divine happened to come in question or of spiritual learning, then it was declared, interpreted, and shewed by that part of the said body politic called the Spiritualty, now being usually called the English Church...
Page 70 - ... prepare such alterations of the liturgy and canons, and such proposals for the reformation of ecclesiastical courts, and to consider of...
Page 4 - Governor of the Church of England: and that if any difference arise about the external policy, concerning the Injunctions, Canons, and other Constitutions whatsoever thereto belonging, the Clergy in their Convocation is to order and settle them, having first obtained leave under our Broad Seal so to do...
Page 212 - ... that part of the said body politic called the spiritualty, now being usually called the English Church, which always hath been reputed, and also found of that sort, that both for knowledge, integrity, and sufficiency of number, it hath been always thought, and is also at this hour, sufficient and meet of itself, without the intermeddling of any exterior person or persons, to declare and determine all such * 24 Hen. VIII. c. 12. doubts, and to administer all such offices and duties, as to their...
Page 172 - ... which you are bound to Us that the weightiness of the said affairs and imminent perils considered (waiving all excuses) you be at the said day and place personally present with Us and with the said Prelates, Great Men, and Peers, to treat and give your council upon the affairs aforesaid.
Page xi - The university approved the contents of this letter, and accordingly created Mr. AtterburyD.D. Our author's work was entitled, "The Rights, Powers, and Privileges of an English Convocation, stated and vindicated, in answer to a late book of Dr.
Page 153 - License to make, promulge, and execute such canons, constitutions and ordinances Provincial or Synodal, upon pain of every one of the said Clergy, doing contrary to this Act, and being thereof convict, to suffer imprisonment and make fine at the King's will.

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