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Bishop Julius visited Akaroa on Saturday, holding a confirmation ser vice in Bt. Peter's Ohurob on Sunday The following candidates were presented by Revs. A. H Julius and H A. Wilkinson :—Mr O Gilbert, Fred, eriok Newton, John Ferris, Basil Ferris, Thomas Newton, Tasman Buckling Lawrence Hooker, Mesdames 0 Gilbert, W Williams, 8 Raddings, G Kingston and Misses Lorna Armstrong, Ivy Johnson, Phyllis Narbey, Muriel Ferris.

In his address to the candidates and congregation Bishop Julius spoke of confirmation as a promise on tbe part of tbe candidates to help in. tbe work of the church. He looked upon tbe confirmation candidate as be did upon tbe men wbo were willing to give their services to tbeir country He expressed tbe hope tbat tion would come into operation in New Zealand, and said tbat it was his belief tbat many who would make fine soldiers just required tbe ''pusb'j tbat conscription would give to go to tbeir country's aid. * In tbe evening Bishop Julius preaobed again at St. Peter's Ohurcb, Akaroa. Taking as bis text "Let the Peace of Christ Arbitrate," be spoke of tbe little good done by arbitration among the nations and in our industrial strifes. So much was expected ol arbitration—it was going to settle all disputes and prevent any more wars Tbe fault about arbitration lay in tbe fact that the doctrine of our abitration could be summed up in tbe following words:—"Get all you can, give as little as you may " This was earthly arbitration. When Christ arbitrated He gave all. Speaking oi tbe war Bishop Julius spoke feelingly of tbe heroism of parents and relation-? wbo gave tbeir sons and said the peace of Ghrist rested with them

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VISIT OF BISHOP JULIUS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3510, 4 January 1916

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VISIT OF BISHOP JULIUS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3510, 4 January 1916

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