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  • Whenever the names of the disciples are enumerated in the New Testament, St. Peter's stands at their head.
    (John Strachan)

  • Is it not evident that the Canadas, as well as the other colonies, have been left in a great measure to grope their way as they could through the darkness which surrounds them, almost totally unaided by the parent state?
    (John Strachan)

  • In vain shall Great Britain confer upon her colonies the free government and liberal principles of legislation, for which she is distinguished, if she do not carry with her the revelations of God.
    (John Strachan)

  • Rather than allow themselves to be separated from the love of Christ, they submitted cheerfully to every privation, to contumely and disgrace, and to death itself.
    (John Strachan)

  • In this Epistle, the Apostle seeks, with great earnestness, to confirm the Christian converts in the belief of that Gospel, which he had so faithfully preached.
    (John Strachan)


  • The Saviour reigned in all their hearts, and they successfully copied the pattern of meekness and gentleness, which he had left them.
    (John Strachan)

  • In the scattered settlements of this Diocese, schools and Churches are of necessity for many years few in number, and multitudes of both sexes are growing up in great ignorance.
    (John Strachan)

  • When the late Bishop was appointed, about thirty-two years ago, to diffuse the light of the Gospel through this extensive portion of His Majesty's dominions, it was even a greater spiritual, than a natural wilderness.
    (John Strachan)

  • The name of Jesus, like a secret charm, awakened similar emotions in the hearts of all the converts, and called immediately into action every feeling of moral loveliness, and every desire of dutiful obedience, which constitute Christian purity.
    (John Strachan)

  • The tortures of present death disturb him not, but the recollection of his fall, fills him with a holy sorrow.
    (John Strachan)

  • St. Peter announced the glad tidings of the Gospel to the people on the day of Pentecost, and converted, by the first Christian sermon, ever preached, three thousand - which formed the primitive Church.
    (John Strachan)

  • When we contemplate the heroes of Christianity, and compare our feeble efforts with their astonishing performance and self devotion, we should fall into despair, were there not a few softening features, by which they are brought back to the ranks of humanity.
    (John Strachan)

  • At the first general meeting of this Corporation in 1820, his Lordship presided; a circumstance, which may well be considered an era in the history of the Church of Upper Canada.
    (John Strachan)

  • This Epistle, is therefore a legacy to the Christians of all ages.
    (John Strachan)

  • At an expense trifling indeed, compared to what she frequently spends upon unprofitable contests, she might place the moral world on a new foundation, and to rise the pinnacle of moral glory.
    (John Strachan)


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