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FASTING AND ABSTINENCE, SIR,—R. S. would wish you, or some correspondent, to show the agreement between 1 Tim. iv. 3-5 and the Church's law on fasting and abstinence. Also to know what school of thought do the

several Priests belong to who have -Es been nominated or consecrated amici Bishops since the present Premier

came into office ? Also what is sicheresy and schism, or in other er words, what errors in doctrine **** constitute “heresy?” and, Are all

non-episcopal bodies in a state of * men schism? R. S. hopes he has not en trespassed too much on the pa

tience of you or your corresponI dents by asking so many ques •

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being Jephtha's rash vow, but has quite forgotten the title of the volume. If any readers of the Churchman's Companion can help her to recall the name of the book she will be most grateful.

GERONTIUS.

SIR, -I should be very much obliged if you or any of your correspondents would give me any information about“ Gerontius," who is mentioned in Dr. Newman's poems.-Yours, &c., X. Y. Z.

GEN. XVIII. 8. SIR,— Will you or any of your correspondents kindly help me over the difficulty in Gen. xviii. 8, where we find record of heavenly beings-One we must recognise as our Blessed LORD; the two others, angels—partaking of human foodI am aware that our SaviOUR partook of food after His resurrection, when His Body was spiritual, yet that does not explain this difficulty to me. Also I wish to know from some one learned in Church law, what position can women take in Church affairs ! I am led to ask this second query, from the fact that at the late meeting in Dublin of the Irish Church lay delegates, it was proposed but not carried, that women should be electors to the future lay church body.

I'may remark that the proposer sooner than abandon his idea with. drew his motion.

Answers to these queries will much oblige.-Yours, &c., R. S.

THE ARMINIANS.

SIR,-KATE much wishes for a good explanation of the following. What are the tenets of the Sect called the Arminians ? also the nature of the doctrine of free-will? KATE will feel greatly obliged by one of the readers of this magazine replying to these questions.

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BOWING THE HEAD DURING THE

CREED.

SIR,-I should be much obliged if you, or some of your correspondents would kindly tell me the reason why people bow the head during the reading of part of the Apostles' Creed, raising it at the words, “The third day He rose again,” &c.-Yours, &c., A SUB

to the establishment of an institution for which there has long ex. isted a need, namely, a Hospital for Incurable Patients of a class above the poor. One gentleman in Liverpool has given a handsome sum for this purpose, and a suitable house has now been taken, which will be occupied until there is a permanent building. The patients will pay as they are able, and the nursing of them is undertaken by Sisters of Charity. All particulars may be learnt by applying to the Sister in charge, S. Margaret's Home, Sandon Terrace, Liverpool. -Yours, &c., S. B.

SCRIBER.

S. MARGARET'S HOSPITAL FOR
INCURABLES, AT LIVERPOOL.

SIR, I think you will be glad to draw the attention of your readers

Notices to Correspondents. A Catholic. We have thought it best to omit the first part of your letter,-it would have been likely to cause pain and perplexity to conscientious persons, who may have been otherwise instructed on the point in question.

A. E. I. The letters on the reredos you describe signify Alpha and Omega, and the two first letters of the name Christ in Greek.

Sonus. We regret the occasional delay in the appearance of your contributions, which with our numerous contributors and limited space is unavoidable,—the paper you mention will appear in due course. The correspondent to whom you allude is not a Roman Catholic; with regard to the tone of his remarks, we must refer you to the notice which states that the Editor is not responsible for the opinions of the correspondents.

F. M. A. There is no authority for the names of the two malefactors excepting the Apocryphal Gospels. But the Gospel of Nicodemus has always been considered to have more weight than the Gospel of the Infancy.

A letter awaits M. D. T.

Accepted : “ The Lamb's Blood for sinners shed,” (for Lent;) " The Doctrine of the Orthodox Church of Russia on the Sacraments;" “Natal ;" “ Confirmation Hymn.”

Received with thanks, 5s. for S. Stephen's Mission, Clewer Fields, from "a Poor Governess."

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J. MASTERS AND SON, PRINTERS, ALDERSGATE STREET, LONDON.

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