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PROCEEDINGS IN THE DIOCESE OF NEW JERSEY.

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Proceedings of the Protestant Episcopal Clergy in the

Diocese of New Jersey. At a meeting of a number of the clergy of the Diocese of New Jersey, held at New Brunswick, on the 31st day of July, 1832, the Rev. James CHAPMAN being called to the Chair, and the Rev. John M. Ward appointed Secretary, the following preamble and resolutions were adopted :-

Whereas, it hath pleased ALMIGHTY God, in his wise providence, to call from the scene of his earthly labors, our Rt. Rey. Father in God, John Croes, D. D., Bishop of the Diocese of New Jersey, therefore be it unanimously resolved,

1st. That while we feel it our duty to bow with humble submission to this afflictive dispensation of Divine Providence, we cannot refrain from expressing our deep regret, at the loss which this Diocese, and the clergy in particular, have sustained by the removal of our venerated Diocesan, whose many virtues as a Christian endeared him to the hearts of all who knew him, and whose sound, consistent, and undeviating principles, so eminently qualified him for the office of a Bishop; and by whose nursing care the Church in this Diocese is, under God, indebted for its great increase and prosperity. His indefatigable zeal, fidelity, and promptitude, in laboring to discharge, though in feeble health, the duties of his apostolic and ministerial character, and to promote the best interests of our holy religion, and of the Church, placed him high in the affections, and secured the esteem of his clergy, in whom they ever found an affectionate friend, a wise counsellor, and a most faithful overseer and guide.

2d. That we offer our sincere condolence to the widow, and other members of the family of our deceased Bishop, and heartily pray that they may enjoy the consolation and support of the Gospel in their sore bereavement, and that God will sanctify to them, and to his Church, this afflictive dispensation of his providence.

3d. That as a further testimonial of respect and veneration for the memory of our revered Diocesan, we will wear the customary badge of mourning for thirty days, and we respectfully recommend to our brethren throughout the Diocese to do the same, as an expression of mourning for our bereavement.

4th. That a copy of the above resolutions, signed by the Secretary, be sent to the family of the deceased, and to the Editors of the Times, the Fredonian, and the Churchman, for publication.

JOHN M. WARD, Secretary.

Proceedings of the Vestry of St. Peter's Church, Spotswood,

in relation to the death of Bishop CROES.

At a meeting of the Vestry of St. Peter's Church, Spotswood, held, on Tuesday, July 31st, 1832, at 9 o'clock, A. M., the following resolutions were unanimously adopted :

1st. That this Vestry have heard, with feelings of deep and unfeigned sorrow, of the decease of their venerable and much esteemed Diocesan and former Rector, the Rt. Rev. Bishop CROES.

2d. That this Vestry cherish with grateful remembrance, not only his valuable services amongst them during the time of his connexion with them as their Rector, but also, since his election to the Episcopate, his pious, consistent, and persevering endeavors, to promote the best interests of the Church, and of the Diocese at large, over which he has so long, so faithfully, and so efficiently presided.

3d. That as a further testimonial of respect for the private and public character of our Bishop, we will cause the church to be hung with the customary badge of mourning until the festival of Advent Sunday.

4th. That while we feel it our duty to bow with submission to the dispensations of an all wise Providence, we offer our sincere condolence to the widow and other members of the family in their sore bereavement, and heartily pray that He who has declared himself to be the “Father of the fatherless and the God of the widow," will sustain them with the spiritual consolations of that holy religion which supported their beloved head through the long and painful illness with which he was afflicted.

5th. That a copy of the above resolutions be forwarded by the Secretary to the family of the deceased Bishop, and also to the Editors of the Fredonian, and the Churchman, for publication.

JAMES D. TARRINGTON, Secretary.

PROCEEDINGS IN THE DIOCESE OF NEW YORK.

During Bishop ONDERDONK's visit to Ithaca, on Wednesday, the 8th instant, several of the clergy of the Diocese being there present, passed, in conjunction with the Bishop, the following resolutions, occasioned by the death of the late Bishop of New Jersey.

The subscribers, the Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the State of New York, and clergymen of the said Church, being assembled in the village of Ithaca, in the said State, on occasion of the official visit of the Bishop to the Church in that village, and having received information of the decease of the Right Rev. John Croes, D. D., Bishop of the Diocese of New Jersey, do hereby unanimously resolve:

1. That we tender our sincere condolence to our brethren of the Diocese of New Jersey, on the severe bereavement to which they have been called, in the death of their venerable and excellent Diocesan; and to the venerated relict and family of the deceased, on their peculiarly heavy aMiction.

2. That we cherish a lively remembrance of the sound principles, the primitive piety, the official fidelity, and the many estimable traits of character which commended the late Bishop of New Jersey to the confidence of all true friends of the Church, the respect of all who knew him, and the love of all who enjoyed the privilege of his familiar intercourse.

3. That we gratefully recollect his claims on the peculiar regard of the Churchmen of this Diocese, growing out of the essential services wbich he rendered to it during the absence from the country of its late Diocesan.

4. That in testimony of our respect for his memory, we will wear crape on the left arm for the space of thirty days.

5. That a copy of these resolutions, signed by all present, be sent to the family of the late Bishop, and another to the Secretary of the Convention of New Jersey.

BENJAMIN T. ONDERDONK,
Lucius CARTER.
HENRY GREGORY.
JAMES D. CARDER.

GEORGE FISKE.
Ithaca, N. Y., August 8th, 1832.

At a meeting of Clergymen of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the city of New York, held at the house of the Rev. THOMAS LYELL, D. D., on Thursday, August 16, 1832,

The Rev. Dr. Lyell was called to the Chair, and the Rev. Mr. ScHROEDER was appointed Secretary.

The Chairman having stated the object of the meeting, the following preamble and resolutions, offered by the Rev. Dr. BERRIAN, were unanimously adopted.

Intelligence having been recently communicated of the death of the Right Rev. John Croes, D. D., Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the State of New Jersey,—and desirous to testify our grief at this afflictive dispensation of Providence, and our unfeigned respect for his memory,

Resolved, That this meeting, entertaining a high sense of the unaffected piety, exemplary conduct, sound principles, and faithful services of the late Bishop CROES, sincerely sympathize with the clergy and laity of the Diocese of New Jersey, in the loss which they have sustained.

Resolved, That in recollection of his social and domestic virtues, wbich endeared him so much to all with whom he was connected, they deeply condole also with his family and friends.

Resolved, That copies of the foregoing preamble and resolutions be communicated to the vestries of the several Episcopal parishes in New Jersey, and to the family of Bishop Croes.

Thomas LYELL, Chairman. J. F. SCHROEDER, Secretary.

Note.-To prove the high sentiments of veneration and those warm feelings of regard that are entertained for the memory of the lamented Bishop, by our American Church, it is here noticed that proceedings and resolutions, of a similar character with the above, have been made and held in several States of the Union. “The righteous shall be held in everlasting remembrance."--Ed.

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ON KNOWING EACH OTHER IN THE WORLD

OF SPIRITS.

A Sermon

BY THE REV. BENJAMIN DORR,
RECTOR OF TRINITY CHURCH, UTICA, ONBIDA COUNTY, NEW YORK.

1 Corinthians, xiii. 12.-" Now we see through a glass darkly; but then face to face; noro I

know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known."

This was the declaration of an inspired apostle; of one who enjoyed clearer communications of Divine mysteries than were usually given, even to inspired men. He himself tells us that he had been caught up into the third heaven, the glorious residence of Jehovah, and there heard such unspeakable words as no mortal had ever before heard, and which it was not lawful, or possible, for him to utter. Yet, after having been favored with abundance of revelations, he confesses the present imperfection of his knowledge, compared with that fulness of understanding which should hereafter be given him. For now, he says, we see through a glass darkly; our vision is obscured by the imperfect medium through which we discern spiritual objects; but hereafter, when this veil of flesh is removed, we shall see face to face ; clearly and perfectly. Now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

And if such, my brethren, were the confessions of St. Paul, when his understanding was enlightened by immediate Divine revelation, with how much greater propriety may we adopt his language and say noon we know in part! Here our faculties, even when most cultivated, are confined within a very narrow compass, our prospects are bounded by a very limited horizon. And this im

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