The Spiritual Expansion of the Empire; A Sketch of Two Centuries of Work Done for the Church and Nation

The Spiritual Expansion of the Empire; A Sketch of Two Centuries of Work Done for the Church and Nation

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...the Rev. H. Whitehead, who had been Principal for fourteen years, became Bishop of Madras.. A Bishop Heber in 1825 formeda local Diocesan Committee of the Society, which did excellent work. In 1885 it was superseded by a Board of Missions, but the change has been a failure, and other arrangements are contemplated. As was natural, the Society's earlier Missions were in the near neighbourhood of Calcutta, at Howrah, in the Sunderbuns, in the city itself, Chinsurah, Midnapore, &c. In 1841 it gave M_iSSinS to the Cathedral in Calcutta for the endowment of a sl nge: _ native Canon Rs. 50,000, of which it had become buns. possessed by a legacy six years previously. Bishop V Wilson spoke of this gift as "amongst the warmest encouragements " which he had received. One and the same Missionary, a native priest, carried on this Mission for thirty-one years; his congregation worshipped in one of the aisles of the Cathedral, until Bishop Milman in 1867 assigned to them the full and free use of the nave. In 1887 this Mission ceased to be connected with the Society which had founded it. Missions were established at Patna in 1859, and at Dinapore in 1876: in fact these formed one Mission, but from circumstances P connected with the Missionaries they were not sucatna, .. 1859_71_ cessful, and were closed in 1871 and 1878 respectively. Dinapore, Another Mission was established at Burisal, where 1876-8, there had been a Mission commenced by the Baptists Burisal, and abandoned by them. The chief supporter was 1869-1900 ordained in 1871 and died in 1880, when the Mission was again suspended. Latterly a large number of the people have claimed the ministrations of the Church, which have been supplied to them, as far as has been..."show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236919122
  • 9781236919120