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Dunedin, February 25.

At a meeting of the Anglican General Synod a petition was received from fifty eight parishoners of St John's, Roslyn, praying that the Synod maka itself acquainted with all the cnoumatanoearf the reoent disputes, and devise a mode of relief* A Committee wai appointed to prepare an address to the Prims le, who Is resigning, to be presented towards the close of the session The Synod went Into Committee to consider a series of resolutions re tbeologloal studies, whfoh, with some amendments, were adopted. They provide that candidates for Holy Orders be required to pass the entrance examination of the University, and that those who have received a degree In arts have two years' conrie of theological studies.

The Pynod was occupied the whole evening by consideration m Committee of the looumhenta' Removal Bill. An attempt was made to kill it by reporting progress without asking leave to sit again, bat this was defeated, and eventually progress was reported, leave being given to alt again. It appeared during the dieooaalon that aome latmen who support the measure do ao under the belief that by 1c rltutltatlo practices ooald be put a stop to. Some of the clergy contend that this la not the case, ritualism being an ecclesiastical offanoe, and the Bishop of Wellington, who brought In the Bill, moved to report progress, as he Bald they had had no trouble about ritualism, and tbat view of the case waa not m bis mind when ho Introduced It.

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ANGLICAN GENERAL SYNOD, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2073, 26 February 1889

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ANGLICAN GENERAL SYNOD Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2073, 26 February 1889

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