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Υμίν δίδοτατι γνώναι το μυστήριον της βασιλείας του Θεού.
ΜΑΡΚ, Κεφ. δ'. ια'.
'ΑΠΟΚ. Κεφ. γ. κβ'.
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AND SOLD BY
RIVINGTONS, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD, AND WATERLOO-PLACE ;
AND E. LLOYD AND SON, HARLEY-STREET.
MOST REVEREND FATHER IN GOD,
THE LORD ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY,
PRIMATE OF ALL ENGLAND, AND METROPOLITAN.
As the distinguishing and inestimable privilege achieved by Christ for his church, over part of which your Grace has very recently been elevated to the exalted and responsible ofice of chief guardian, not only invests the meanest of his followers with the badge of sonship to the Eternal Father, unquestionably the highest honour to which humanity can aspire, but raises the greatest sinner from the mire and clay of despondency and degradation to the rock of immortal hope and everlasting bliss, certainly the most cheering and ennobling transition which the eye of faith can behold; and as the same glorious privilege further inculcates on the most illustrious and exalted in the household of God the duty of brotherly love and charity, the fields and avenues of whose active and universal benevolence, infidels, as well as the faithful in Jesus, must acknowledge to furnish the most consoling and invigorating prospects that can meet