100 years ago: THIS week is published by
Longmans the "Open Letter" which the Bishop of Zanzibar [Frank
Weston] has addressed to the Bishop of St Albans [Edgar Jacob]. His
thesis is that at the present time, "having regard to her exceeding
chaotic system of Truth," the Ecclesia
Anglicana is entirely unfit to send missionaries to
heathen or Mohammedan lands".
50 years ago: THE innumerable flags flying at
half-mast all over Britain and throughout the world this week have
been eloquent of something far deeper than any merely conventional
and official mourning at the sudden death, last Friday, by the
assassin's bullet, of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, President of the
100 years ago: SOME people appear to have felt
surprise at the announcement of the Dean and Chapter of St Paul's
that no further memorials of the dead can be placed on the floor of
the Cathedral without encroaching on the space required by the
great crowds of worshippers that so often assemble in the
Cathedral, and impairing the architectural beauty of the
100 years ago: WE DO not enjoy heresy
hunting. . . . We make one of our rare references to the errors
that have attached themselves to the venerated name of Rome.
100 years ago: This ministry of healing
cannot be separated from the Sacraments of the Church, but, if its
members are henceforth to be drawn from a variety of sects, some of
which may even deny the need of Sacraments at all, there is no
knowing what extravagances and eccentricities of teaching the
Society may not ultimately be led to adopt.
100 years ago: EVERYONE who is concerned for
the preservation of the amenities of the country must be greatly
perturbed by the proposal to run a motor-road over the Styhead Pass
in the Scafell mountain-group.
100 years ago: THE SALE of
advowsons formed on of the subjects on which the Bishop of Lincoln
touched at his Diocesan Conference on Wednesday. His lordship
observed that he was not opposed to private patronage where the
patron is directly interested in the locality of the living in his
100 years ago: Innumerable are the
non-American Churchmen who are conscious of making a wry face when
they say they are in communion with the Protestant Episcopal Church
in the United States. We - for we share the difficulty of having to
pronounce the title - should welcome the day when it would no
longer be necessary to undergo this painful exercise.
100 years ago: "THE Kingdom of God and the
Races", our subject this morning, is dry - necessarily dry - but
beneath it lies a problem of intense interest and vital importance.
. . Lord Selborne confined himself to the knowledge he had gained
in South Africa and to the enunciation of principles.
100 years ago: 'The episcopate is the true
governing body of the Church, and none else. We may still,
therefore, and in spite of the fearful anticipation of Carlisle's
dean, look to a future without a feminine successor in the chair of