Newspaper of The New York Herald, June 2, 1873, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated June 2, 1873 Page 4
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Splendid Ceremonial Celebration of Whitsunday in the Churches of the City. THE COMING OF THE PARACLETE Catholic Circular for the Annual Collec tion for tlic Holy Father. Beecher Pleading for Universalisxn in the Salvation of Mankind. TALDIAGE'S NEW TABERNACLE. The Straggle Upward from the 'Bottom of the Ladder of Goodness. A SERMON ON SUICIDE. Frotliingham on the Poetry of Religion and life's Duties from a Poetical Standpoint. Laying the Corner Stone of a German Catholio Temule in Tremont. Yesterday the mellow sun of Pentecost shone gloriously upon the thrones ?!' worshippers who went forth from thetr many homes and moved in great streams animate with bright and cheerful color to the temples, from whose bell towers raug musical invitations to devotion In clcar aud happy tones. Under tne so tiy dazzling sky, magnificent in lis depth of mystic beauty, a feeling of thanksgiving must have been inspired in the hearts of the church-goers. Their pa;ans of praise aud humble supplications wree more intensely de vout than usual. Every edifice of worship was filled by a multitude. Whether the preachers were Inspired to a higher eloquence and fervor than is usual for them can be judged iroui the sketches of their sermons, which arc published below. Pen teoost, with its eloquent memories and associa tions, was the rich topic upon which many or them "Poke. The Catholic and Episcopal churches espe cially celebrated the great Itatlval of Whitsunday with splendid ceremonies. In the former also reference was made to the annual collections for the Holy Father. Next Sunday will be devoted to this mission by the priests of all the churches of this diocese, In accordance with tlie circular which Archbishop McCloskey has issued to them, and In which he strongly appeals to tke charitable for this noble cause:? Rkv. Peak Sin?f beg to notify you that tho annual collections lor the Hoiy Fat.ler will be made in all churches ol the archdiocese on Trinity Sun day, the 8th of June. Be pleased to make the proper announcements, and to exhort your people at the same time to contribute with even more, If possible, than their accustomed generosttv. 'I here are urgent reasons why they should do so. The temporal necessities or our beloved Pontiir keep pace with the dally increasing trials and an darings which he is forced to endure. He still sees the work of sacrilege and spoliation carried on around him with bolder effrontery and more bitter impiety; he sees defenceless religious of both sexes driven from their peaceinl homes, robbed of their little all and reduced in many instances to a state of ab solute destitution. No wonder that his paternal heart is overwhelmed with sorrow, less even for himself than for his aitlicted children; no wonder a health and strength winch have seemed to bo little less than supernaturally sustained snouid begin u> succumb beneath so many mid such heavy bur dens. Let none ef us. then, at such a moment, falter in our best and most earnest efforts to ai ford consolation to the Holy Father in his aillic tlons. * * * Verv truly, your Iriend and brother in Christ, tJOHN, Arcubishop of New York. Nbw York, May M, 1873. TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH. Suicide, Its Guilt and t'onnrqurnrfi?'The Teachings of Ancient Philosophy Con cerning It Contrasted with Those of the Bible?The WlekolncHi and Cowardice of Self-Murder?'Sermon by lJr. J. 8. Holme. Yesterday was tho anniversary of the organiza tion of the Trinity llaptist church, in Fifty-fltth street, near Lexington avenne. in the morning the pastor, the Kev. Dr. J. s. Holme, preached the sixth annual sermon. In the evening his Bubject was "Suicide, Its Guilt and Consequences." He said:?It is a fact noted bv some distinguished writers ol singular Interest that both the great systems of moral philosophy most celebrated in antiquity seem either directly or indirectly to have furnished their disciples with a Justification of suicide. The stoics and Epicureans alike essayed to make the most of human life, to teach the road to its noblest development and to secure its highest hanpiness The stoles maintained that the suRerings of the body were not evils; that the natural affections should be suppressed, every pah-ion annihilated; and they inculcated the sternest scll-sucriflce. And yet Zeno, their founder, taught that It was innocent, and proper to fly from the sutlerings of life by suicide, and, at nn advanced age, confirmed his precepts by hanging hlm. cli, and Olennthus, his immediate successor, loilowed the example or his master. The philosophy ol the Epicureans led to the same result, slut ting with directly opposite prtticl: les, viz.that the gratification or all appetites consti tuted the greatest good. This may seem strange, but It is only necessary to follow the faith of the voluptuary a short dint tic to show whither It tends. Si' it is not surprising that under ? lie elo quent Saaohlngs of Hegesius the pluioh of pleasure oecatnc the PHILOSOPHY OF PriCWE. To so great an extent was this the case that Ptolemy, the Egyptian King, tlin. he instil stop the fashion of suicide, tie publication oi Ins discourses. Thus was the philosophy of antiquity, which is essentially the philosophy ol Irrellgioti in our day, obliged to confess that all its ,cachings tended tn death. He then proceeded to show that the teachings of the Ulble aie in direct contrast to this, in doing so he first remarked that not a sin gle representative character among the good men of sacred history commuted suicide. The lorcc ol this argument will be Increased If we consider how nniny of the most distinguished men ol pro.i lane history have committed seil'-murder. Zeno, Themisio"K;s, Deruos heiies, C'ato, lirutus, Cassnis, Lycurgus and many others 'ook their own lives: and yet among the good men of the Hlbie uot one ^n .aVh. aUJ^f "" ^P d t0 t lit- BCt Of Samp SiiL thU wlu lli!1 own death, ?lew the lords of the Philistines, the enemies ol Israel, almost ew tikisxp. Every single instance of suicide in the Bible was that -?f a notorious^ bad man, as lie Illustrated by referring to th >m\ from Saul to Judas. As the second It,hieiniunct ion against suicide lie adduced thai its spirit is dia metrically opposed to the 1 1 l,u JCXF.KCISK OK Tit R (IKACK* which It Is the great aim ol ; lie inoie to Inculcate For example, resignation?not only one of me love liest forms of Christian virtue, but one or the high and holy principles ol the religion of Christ. What can lie more opposed to it thau man's laying vio lent hands on himselff In the third place tie con aide red the express injunctions. The Apostle In his Epistle to the Romans distinctly states that no man Iiveth to himself ami no man dieth to hlia uelf; that Ids deaMi as well as life must be In the hands ot Qod, and no man Ims a right to yield his liie for his own gratification, lor tnereln l;e most emphatically dies lor himsell. Man should not only t?e willing to die when <.od pleases, but to live as lie wills. This is the express teaching of His Word. Again, taking oue's life Is au act of cowardice of which no honorable man should be guilty. The auicide Is a baae deserter In the battle of lue. It is a conlcseiea of weakness, ol Insumcieucy, of a LACK OF Molt A I. STAMINA, beneath the dignity of a man. He argued that It Is man's duty to stand up under adverse circum stances and prove himself a match for them. He nhowed how the act of the suicide is generally most cruel and heartless to the members of his family, making their troubles the more serious and disgracing them more by the act than the crimes that leu to it. ir, because a Stan (aula tuuaaii unfit to live, tut commit# auiudc. be plunges Into eternity in a manner which doubles every crime, that reuders him unfit to die as well as to live. Death ia a question which no one haa a right to decide. God lias uot put It Into our hands. Alter snowlug our duty to the Crea tor and the race, he Bald:?Poor Colton, known better as the author of "Lacor," wrote manv a well pointed aphorism; the falsest he ever wrote was the last. "When lire ia unbearable death Is desirable and suicide Is justifiable." Having thus written he blew out his brains. Every sentiment of his apnorlsm Is false in Its Implica tions or assertions. That surely la not unbearable thau which something worse must be borne. He who la too wicked to ilve la TOO WICKBD TO DIB. . That which made life unbearable?namely, his i sin?Is so intensified by superadded seir-uiufder as to make death doubly so. It Is nofclrcumstances but character that can make a mail uttorly nii^er able In this life, and character Is carried by the sell-murderer into eternUy. It becomes worse by superadded guilt. In the future than in the present world. What turned this world Into a hell will burn with hotter lire In the world to come. ST. STEPHEN'S BOMAN CATHOLIC CHUBOH. Solemn High Mass?Sermon by the Rer. Dr. McGlynn?The Descent of the Paraclete?What Constitutes the Cath? ollc Church. The falthtul assembled yesterday morning In large numbers in St. Stephen's church to celebrate the feast of Pentecost, the special lestival by which the Catholic Church celebrates, as it were, its own nativity. The solemn high mass was suug by the Kev. Father Fiynn, assisted by the Hev. Father Power as deacon and Father Mccrcady as sub deacon. Tie grand and impressive ceremonies peculiar to the Catholic Church were goae through with an accuracy ami smoothness creditable to the master of ceremonies. The music was rendered by the choir with their usual artistic skill uud finish; while the "Venl Creator Spiritus" was very line. Mr. Danrorth, th? organist, played some brilliant passages during the service. When the deacon had finished the singing of the Gospel the Hev. Dr. McGlynu ascended the pulpit, before reading the Gospel and Epistle he reminded his hearers that on next Sunday THE ANNUAL COLLECTION for the Holy Father would be made, and impressed on them their duty to help the Vicar of Christ in his financial difficulties, caused by the cruel laws that have made so many religions men and women the wards of his charity. Ho also announced tliat during the month of June special services would bo held in St. Stephen's, in honor ol the sacred heart* of Jesus. He took as his text the Gospel and r.plstle of the festival, and preached an eloquent and effective discourse 011 the HOLY GHOST AND THB (MIURCII. He said:?The whole Hie ol Christ on earth was devoted to the formation 01 His Church, to tire in struction ol His disciples and apostles and to the perfection or the divine plan for the redemption of man. But lor the completion of the work of cre ating the Church it became necessary that Christ should go to Ills Heavenly Father to take His right ful place as Son ol Cod 011 the right hand of llis Father, and send the Paraclete, who, as He told them, "would leach them all things." The fathers ol the Cnurca find a beautliut analogy between the creation ol man and tne establishment of the Church. After the divine council at which the Trinity said, "Let us uiake man to our linage and likeness," God the Father took the dust ol' the earth and out of it mshiouctl the wonderlul microcosm of the human body. Hut It was sense less, a mere mass or inanimate matter until ?IOD BREATHED INTO IT A SOUL. In like manner the Church, the congregation of the followers, which Christ established during His Hie by His preaching and His miracles, was soulless until "iho days ol Pentecost were accomplished,'' when the Holy Ghost descended 011 the disciples In the form ol "cloven tongues, as it were of fire " Then was a soul infused Into the mystical body of Christ and it became endowed with a vigorous principle or liie and action. Then it received the vlviiying principle by which lrom a small grain of musturd seed was to sprout the mlnhtv tree which was to afford shelter to the birds 01 the air and gratelul repose to the wearied. We should be thankful that we belong to the mystical body of Christ. We should rejoice that we have becu made partakers of the treas ures 01 grace and mercy which the Church possesses and dispenses. The Church Is not a mere aggregate 01 the laithlul who have lived or are living or will live. It Is all tnat vast body united to Christ by the most intimate union, the Church being throughout the Scripture represented as oue great Moral personage who Is at the same time the body and spouse of Christ. The Church is founded by and on Christ, is subject to Christ, is ever governed by Christ and directed and assisted by the Holy Chost. It is the mother of the saints always bringing lorth children to cod and training them up bv the word of God, coatlnuaily preacned In it: by the example of good men and the practice of all virtues, by the holy sacraments, sacrifices and public and private prayer. Hut the operation of the Iloly Ghost Is not confined to the verification of the Church. He Is the spirit of truth who is leading the wandering and erring sheep into THK TRUE FOLD, according to the words oi Christ, "And other sheep 1 have that are not of this lold; the* also I must bring, and they shall near My voice, aud there shall b? #ne told and one Shepherd." We should uot only thank God that wc belomr to the fold, but we should pray that He may be pleased to send down Ills Holy Spirit 011 those who do not as yet see the light of the true faith. And as a beautiful and most appropriate prayer I would suggest the "Venl Sancte Spirilus" which is admirably sult<d to estab lish the perfect reign of the spirit 01 Divine love In our hearti." The preacher concluded by reading a translation ol that prayer. CHURCH OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST, Whitsunday Commemorated?Sermon by the Hev. llr. W. Klrkim?The Signifi cance of the ilnnlvrrsAry of the Dlrth of the Christian Church. Yesterday being Whitsunday?the day on which the Iloly Ghost descended on the Apostles and Im bued them with that spirit or truth and religion by which they were enabled to Kindle the unquench able fire of Christian faith in the souls 01 men?was very appropriately and devoutly celobrated In the Protestant Episcopal Church of St. John the Bap tist, Lexington avenue and Tlilrty-flith street. About two hundred children presented a pretty appearance In the interior of the church, and, with a number of the older members of the congrega tion, partook of the Lord's Supper dunug the services. THE SERMON was prcached by tne Kcv. W. Klrkus, LL.B., a minister ?I the Church o; England, who (Ills the place or the rector during a brlel absence. He chose Ills text from St. John, xvi., 12, 14?"I have get many filings to say unto you, but you cannot hear them now. When the spirit of truth is come Ho will guide you unto tne truth." The reverend gentleman said that the text was part of the promise wnlch Chi 1st made to Ills Apos tles previous to 11 is ascension, when He told them He would send them the Paraclete who should trach them all tilings and abide with them for ever. These words were Indicative 01 what was to follow alter the ascension, and foretold in an impressive manner the basis on which Jesus was to establish ills Church. It was a prom ise which contained a new promise; for on Wiiii sunday there came down upon the Disciples tne spirit ol truth, as if by a rushing ui a mighty wind, an 1 1 he\ began to speak as if by tongue* ol lire. It was * * ot 1 that was making Ins choice of them that they might perform His work. Their tongues were E1EKV TONUI'BS; their words were vvoids of wisdom and of Instruc tion, that all nations might hear the Gospel In their own language. 1 The day commemorated the birth of the Christian Church, when fresh liKiit was imparled to the wot Id through that mysterious light given to the Apostles, 1 he Chnrch was founded, disciplined and governed. It continued to grow ex tend and flourish tliiou, h trials und perse cutions. I he compla.nt vv?s oiten raised that its members had int i odiii cd lot inn not in accord ance with Its early Mmpliniy, such as ecclesiastl cal polity, rituals, liturgy, ceremonies, si; ?, moods aud hierarchies, and the question was a-ke.| what authority Is thcrs lor tliem In 1 In- Holy scriptures ? The answer is that 111 substance all these are iroui the beginning, and Christ is THE CHIRK COliNKK STONE of them all. They were in usage among the Jews. These customs were changed by the Chris tiuiis. The Scriptare text, moreover, accounts lor them. "He snail show you the things that are to come, and lie shall lead you unto the truth and the trill h shall make you free." The reverend preacher here showed the great difficulties Christianity ITAd to contend with at Its origin?the impiety of lalse teachers, the theories of sophists, pagans and philosophers; the cruel persecutions of the human Emperors, the s.iailow beiier or tnuny Christians and the counter iv.i ^ '"luences of Judaism, Mahoinetanistn and barbarlanlsm. but by its wise polity and the action ,l'relates in council assembled it trampled mvinJ iv? rtt,J,ed the personal dignity of man by slave ( nmtuM " m ,e* 01 '"in <leHtuiy. liberated tne ennohiBrt L, ? prevailing crimes of the age, in ar riuVe h v wh??hi 1110 ?I1P '>"??? <>' to be or Bvvr r In R"c"1101 humanity was 1 J7 e . r re*erved and held sacred. mint, w"tacuicated that newcommand , "LOVE ONR ANOTHER " hcTsciX^or'H.'h;;^11?'"1 "'flhe Church dl* and T H i.rlrm^ l .n ^ to .ll"8 commandment, annoy us propagation dispelled all hatred am created a new phase in society. How much better he condition of society to Jay than then ?St those who were to thm were preached those words, "Your bodies are the tomnlia arth. Holy Ghost/' and It was by those words or eternal In tarsal ^ ^ uut Huenu C*Ud dren and the master to have a respect for his ser vant. The preacher concluded by saying that to-(lay, the anniversary of that day when tne Church was launched forth into the midst of society, praise and thanksgiving should he the watchwords. That little, glorious baud ol disciples were gathered to gether that they aud their influential teachings might be scattered abroad. Let all profit by the opportunity by feeding the hungry, clothing the naked and leading sueh virtuous and edifying lives aa will be examples to the unchristian people of the earth and serve to lead tuern, too, to the Kingdom of Heaven. 8T. PATRICH'3 OATHEDBAL Th. D.?.?t of the Holy Ohoat and HI. Continued Presence with the Church Sermon by the Reir. John J. Kenn. At the above named edifice, yesterday, solemn 2? W*S Celobratc" b* HI" Grace the Host Rev. Archbishop McCloskey, assisted by Fathers and Kearuey' wh0 omciato,. as ?n??i ?"b-deacon and master of ceremonies re S ! m J performance of the choir was "TV*" N0,4' t,le comP?ser himself pre i nl r tht0r8an' At the "ppropriate hour the Rev. Father kean ascended the pulpit and took lor his theme the gospel of the day, John xxil., 23, 31. Tills Gospel contains A PKOMI8B MADE to the Apostles, the muniment of which the Church rirr"? i0y 0U ",e Fea8t <>'Pentecost. He told them that the Paraclete should come and teach them all truth. The Apostles were wan,lor 2" Tr?: th? twill?ht of dawn which Christ had raised around them, and they were iTinmi".? [V 11,0 BdVCnt ?f Ul? noon-1ay light to illumine them. And on the anniversary of tho day of uiS in.mrr,w?!',!?,"u!nf'l,1"' ""'"noil aouiita nn th. ... ?E P00R 'ISnBRMAM with Mu preceding his Master's crucifixion went 0,1 '(,ajr 01 Peutecost, when he went forth boldlv among the cneml's 01 Christ umi converted three thousand of them in a single And Itoni that day to the present the Church lias continued to make similar triumphs, despite the machinations 01 enemies, aud the resultoiftrend! less struggles ami victories is to be found iu the h i. ''or 1)1 vine Founder that He would be ^ hJierohi?t! 1 0,1 01 ""'e. and that the gates 01 hell should never prevail against her Great reason, then, we have to rejolco in this festival in the consciousness of the eternal presence of tho Ho y Ghost in tue Church. But it wofnd ,[l i>2come us to so rejoice were we to retu iui deal to the . VOICE OK TIMS HOI.Y 8PIKIT. oiten has lie spoken to us?not, nerhaos like the throi^h the^m.n-' i'"V alur"lutl ti,e Apostles, but i rou .11 t tie silt Hi dictates ol conscience i i?r na barken to this voice, and beseech Him to purity us "? <^l^i'se our hearts Ironi the stain ofain-let us beg of Him to come and dwell within us aud s ine tify us the better to enable us to overcome everr obstacle in the way of our hlvitlon utn?Zr na to1'helioUlf(HIa 11 f5t,os? which can prepare nmi thf Sol 1 111 (;a y> 'lice aud reiolce with Him conic" *at,ler ttllU Son lorever in the world to CHUEOH OFTHE MES8IAE The Sin of Contempt?sermon by the Rev. 11. S. Tuft. The sermon at the Church ol tho Messiah was preached by the Rev. H. 8. Tuft yesterday morn lug. He took his text Irom Matthew xil., 22 The great teacher, he said, In 1.1s teachings always dea t with tho spirit of things. 1he Sabbath was made lor man, not man for the Sabbath. He said Judge not itom appearances, in order to worship God iu the right spirit It was necessary to bear this truth iu mind. Jesus specified several sins? U hosoever is angry at his brother, whosoever will speak in ridicule of his brother, and whosoever says, "Thou art a fool." AH these are in danger of the Judgment. Let them regard this sin In its relation to those against whom It was committed, 'iliis feel ing was an unmitigated crime. He who enter tained a thorough contempt far his lellow man was prepared to commit against him any conceivable crime. To hold man in contempt was to hold God In contempt. If they treated the supreme effort of an artist with contempt they treated the artist hlinsell with contempt. Mun was THE NO III. EST WORK OK GOO, marred by many sins though he was. should a man ol Judgment purchase a piece or land In a region of great mineral wealth it would >e apparent that he paid great a price lor so small 11 strip of land because he knew of the vast W.e..1!l.1'1 under the ground. God loved th p eartn so much that he gave it His only besot ton son and let Hun die lor the redemption if human" it hli'iiJSL'I1.1 ofconU'n>I>t saw nothing to reverence It believed 111 no exalted virtue and had no saints and 110 heroes; it was a spirit of gloom and had no gardens of sweet fruit, it u as incapable of l. v of goodness of beauty, it stoodever as the deatfr Tiii nm l nil tliat wan flood Hud noble In life 1 Ills contempt ol one's fellow mail made the latter an outcast. 1 tie truly wise are tolerant ? thev know what allowances to make lor others. oV tt?v know their own tailings. Such were humi'le amf S Itim'hiv'i'r1^ "ho sU^Ve'VliheUbeyond at the outeast. C feuded because He smiled ',,an ",ho sa"l to his fellow man "Thou art a ikses ss ",im - ???-'??? SOMKTillMj OITRAOKOU3 IN KORMER Tivir< it wH^'fP h?r man was the crying sin of rulers as-s-ss&k aaa flsSsa of the human soul l?e ever rurmi.t "luanties any good thing come out of Nazareth r" tiiev asked gjss.aawiu lose 11, interest for the liberal christian dm JEt a miirdere'?'B!i"\n,an batotlhiB brother was guilty 01 iV the mo?P\enible punishnfen" ^"hu spiritnal nature. Cor^ShS ."K t'hi hell were8 0t U,e l'"P?'?t?r. TheXs'of who held mln'm'^IuVpt^Ti,,0/ h"rd'y comnre bended the pathway in which coiiteiiint wonbu?.?i them. All the usetiilness, all the p'a ^. ov o man were destroyed by the snipit ,,t i'.,J y . Seek to mpo in 1. . !.'rit contempt. Wlllch ( 'hriat urna tl ^Od, t tlC blos.soill Of in n cnri8t was the periectod fruii with thiu thooflht9 n?w flentle and kind would parenta l towjiMln tnelr childron. hrothrcH towAnu thnir atu tcrs, husbands towardi the "wives? neShuors tow ards their friends? The world needed almmiv?n* not so much as it needed tho reoognitb.n 01 th 1? glorious sp^lt. It was the spirit of coi temDt that carried with It the rejection of all th^ tend^ It in"!tlif; ?oui eud,,r to V!' ??"> ,i'thc;t thoughts, longed for this stutc of perfection. Should ttu'v n,.f r? joice that Christ had gone before tln-m to show as a beacon upon their way and lead them to th?. ^ A 01.0R101-S WORK OK LOVE AND 'I *ITV Tnat life is a lallure that is not I11 harmony with the remembrance el the life of the >aviour \v here^thev lound one who had cherisheu all the sweet ten {?rhe,/;ot:^tr::rrn:/,^vVn;.,v^e hut-if the flutcH would open ut all they would onen blVZZT tl,,,y l,ore ow" shoulders, ' he HI vine mercy was equal to ail the claims u Don it. and liumiuty. thc-Si>,r,t of r<-'"?"oiaUou, of charity LYRIO HALL The Poetry of Rcll?lon-Lir?*a Dutlee from a Peotlcnl Stnn.1 point-Herman by the tier. O. B. ProthlnRh>m. The services at I.yrlc Hall, opposite Keservolr "quare an,) below Thlrty-second street, were very atte"ded yesterday morning. Mr. Frothlng ham ? subject was "The Poetry of Religion." It Doet l??\he bt,,(an' thUt n,a"8 U,e human Hfe Poetical. i he writer of the letter to the Colos t ans warns the people against giving undue care to feasts, rite days and Sabbaths, which aro i? mnT,r nl W'mt U f? COme- The OI" Te?f?nicnt is lull of Igurcs of speech suggestive of a deeper imernr *t'?tt^ ,,lIle?urlral n'e">od was a poetical n wn!! ni,l(,e r*"K'0US things poems. Hr. Wilkinson says that children should be ever lastingly grateftil to the old seer lor turning the lnt0 HO man^ stories for them to read. The letter is to be read as symbolical. HORN, with its gardena, flowers and frnlts, where the first man and woman Hred Inno ?cntlr ?,and communed with God was m. h^i'?r "'e angel greeting Abra ? ^ dooa q[ ^ gcceptiug AUreh^y'e hospitality, was a poem addressed to fancy and feeling, not to scientific understanding. The talk ol Moses, the passage or the Red sea, are to be read us poetic loreshadowings of the eternal lawn of frovlilcuce, and not as historical facta. The food In the desert, the manna that fell from heaven, the stream that flowed from the smitten rock are all symbols addressed to the Imagination and not records addressed to the understanding. Elijah fed by the ravens Is but a bit of painting. Coming to the New Testament we flnu the same Faith, Hope, Veneration and Love as the artists. The lovely stories of the birth of Christ, the manger cradle, the shepherds looking in at the door, the angels and the star pausing in its career over the little baby, are all so many exquisite poems. The heart or man, from Its love or cnildhood and Its re spect for manly grandeur, sets up that picture ror the world to behold. Jesus is baptized In the Jor dan, audible voices are calling Him the Son of man, and alone in the desert he is led by manna trom Beaven. Again, the same Jesus is on the Mount ol Transfiguration, that no geographer has ever lound or will dud, lor it is A l'OKTIOAL, MOUNTAIN. A cloud overshadows Him and a voice from out the silver lining says, "This is my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased." He Is dead, and we hear the npheaving of the earth and see shadowy (Inures walking about In the dusk, and Jesus ap pears to His old friends. See how poetical the whole story is ? The last beok professes to be a poem. It is lull ol signs and shaues of'which the critic can make nothing. Is not religion Itsell poetry? is not the spirit of religion art* Kaitli, Hope, Love, lteverence, Aspiration and Meekuess are the Painters. No artist cau do ample justice to spiritual truths and thoughts. There is no human power that cfcn toll who, what, or where God is. So we have our Artist called Imagination to make an linage o( the Divine Thing. We think llitn a Being endowed with qualities similar to our own, that dwells outside of cue earth. it is a child's image at best. The child pictures (lod in the tree tops, the philosopher diffused the divine mind and makes It thrill In every atom or the uulverne. The image of a per son who is a friend to every man we cannot oblit erate. Beautiful works of art are still works of art. Our wlioie belief in prayer is poetical, and that which tells us oi an infinite relation between the Almighty and the human mind is also poetical. What a picture of hell Christendom has painted I Its demons, lurid gulfs and Us smoke, never dis pelled by TIIB MtEATIf OF flEAVEN, are awful to contemplate. After all it is but a pic ture. It Is as if Dante's "Inferno" were received iu the werld on faith. Is it otherwise In our dream of heaven? The social feeling paints It as a home. Conceive of the future as we will, it Is as artists. Our ireshest imagination is but a faint outline sketch. So we might go on calling every doctilne a poem addresseu to the imagination. To say that KRliKilON IS P0IT10AL is to say it is a dream, if It were prose the chemist could put It under his blow-pipe and re solve it into nothing. As it is poetical It can change its shape to suit everyone. The world is a world of beauty. It is the wonderful outline ol tl>e hills, the bright flashing of the stars and Jic deli cate bloom and Indescribable fragrance of the (lowers that make the world what it is in a Sum mer's day. ir we could close the poet's eyes or stop his ears we would not wish to live. It Is bp cause the Almighty Is an artist that the world is so beautiful. We do not expect to sec the child give up his fairy books and begin studying history cr geology, it is the real world in which the cnild lives So with us larger chddrcn. We must have our land of symbols Biid imagination. Religion does its best us poutri when u makes us dream, lends Mings to our fancy and opens the boundless depthsof the empyrean. Ail work is venerable, and It is this poetic aspect that makes life tolerable. The preacher produces his sermon, appears before his audience, large or small, goes home and prepares another, week after week. The wretched Come to him and he relieves them, ir he thinks of that his llle seems monotonous and tiresome. When he lilts up his heart lie llnds htmseli one of the ministers of tho Father, who Is ministering to uii his creatures. See the lawyer bending over all his papers. This cross-examining of 8Tt;Pll) WITNESSKS Is tiresome, and ns soon as one case Is dismissed another comes on. it is only when he lifts his eye to the great Justice that his heart becomes reas sured. Look at the physician listening to stories of misery and want and hearing the complaints of people who do not know what their ailmeut Is. He could not live it lie did not think ol the grest Phy sician who appointed him as agent to administer His remedies. His profession becomes one or tho grandest iu the world. See the merchant bending over his ledgers. Through his endeavors the food In one quarter of the world feeds the hungry in another quarter, lie it is that lurihers its distri bution. l.tte In Its prosaic aspect Is dull. Change any occupation into prose anil it becomes tiresome. Religion makes lite poetic. Rubinstein went to hear a great Brooklyn preacher, and being askpd It he liked It he replied that he didn't. He said that the minister brought religion down to the people, when he should take the people up to religion. BROOKLYN CHURCHES. PLYMOUTH OHDEOH. Sermon by Mr. Bcccher on the Salvation of Mankind?Untversallsm Bncauragcd? All Hands to Be Maveit if the Germ for the Development of Gooilncu la Within Them-Uod Will Not Cast Any Away?Better to Begin at the Bottom In Heaven than Not to be There at All. Mr. Beecher preached yesterday morning to the usual crowded congregation, a sermon that the orthodox will regard as a plea for Unlversalism. He selected his text from the last clause or tho fourth verse of the twenty-llrst chapter of the Revelations of St. John:?"For tho former thlugs are passed away." Those words were the sum mation of that which had gone before. The revelation of St. John was in Itself filled with figures and symbols borrowed from the Old Testament. Tho New Testament was fairly aglow with these borrowed symbols. John had been talking ubout heaven, and when Jesus spoke every thing he sal 1 seemed to bo tinged with something etherlal. Let the thoughts of the congregation to-day, said Mr. Beecher, be turned towards heaven. To-day is a good day to talk about heaven. The very light of it seems spread over the earth; it seems to us like unto the rest that reinaiaetli for the people's good. Thcro is no storm on tho sea, no storm of wind on the earth, and a now life has come to the whole kingdom of trees. The air Is lragrant with the white alembic of the morning (lowers. But there is a sunshine that is far purer and a fragrance in the air that Is mflultely more enlivening in the heavenly ether. Let us, then, consider the transltorlness or our life hero and > some of the conclusions that force themselves upon our mind. l)o believing souls pa?s immedi ately into a state of blessedness! Do they stand waiting for a disclosure of a future era! It cannot be said that the New Testament Is absolutely ex plicit on this theme. The Implication or tho New Testament certainly is that believing souls pass into a new presence, to a purer consciousness or a spiritual life. This was Paul's beller evidently. In proof of this part of tho fifteenth ol the First of Corinthians was read, and also the fourth and filth ol the Second of Corinthians, it was evident from this that there was no waiting or the soul?not even the waiting or TflE SEER PLANTING and the seed sprouting. Then there was Paul's triumphant exclamation to Timothy, "I have fin ished my course." The day spoken of there was the day or his release. This joes not preclude the Idea oi a foreclosure or the power or development in dirterent stages or our existence hereafter. That was a question that was settled by Christ In tlio story or the woman with the seven husbands. The relations or family and obligations or earth are declared to have no abiding place there. The pas sions which continue, the race, the thirst, the hun ger, that are dormant here are not known there. There is no use for them, manifestly, In the higher development. Then conies the ques tion or the range or the soul. A lower range ol soul will not suddenly attain to the higher develop ments or heaven. They will only possess the begin nings or an undeveloped spiritual lire. Kach one will carry with him into the ether a kind of super ficial gravity that will gravitate him to his place. Whatever those gradations may be we may be cer tain that they will be as happy as their nature will allow them t o be. The growth there too will be im mensely rapid. It must be remembered t<>o that we shall be under the direct Influence ol God. "We shall see Him as He is." Then men say now is this as to character and the fitness ol character (or an entrance to heaven? When you come to apply this rile how great Is the difficulty. The command Is?"Thou shalt lave the Lord thy God with all thv mind, with all thy heart, with all thy soul." What man Is there coulu have the angel ol heaven put over him that measure ns a test or his fitness to enter? Not the noblest nmrtyr, not the noblest mother has at tained unto this. All must confess that they are saved by grace, by the grace or God, by what Is called the girt or God. God does this because Be wills to do It. "1 have mercy upon whom I will have mercy." God says, in effect, "1 will do this because It pleaseth me to do It." Then the very best women and men must go to heaven by grace. If one sinner Is ad mitted why not the second, who is lower in attain ment, and Ifthe second why not the third, and so on unto the last? Why not the bottom one of all? 1 don't believe that there Is a soni living on the earth to-day upon whom the face or the Gospel has shone, and in whom thers is some Indication that God's grace has not entirely died out, who will not, by the grace or God, find an entrance, and that that soul will find itseir transplanted there. THR Ot'TKH BOUNDARY OF IIKAVKN Is rar better tliaa the highest place on earth. There souls will lie brought under edncative and Inspiring Influence*? low grades It may t*, but It is better to start at the bottom or heaven than not to start at aU. Men mourn because their children have died suddenly and have given no indica tion of conversion?had not Joined the Church. The children had thought a good deal of religion, and tyd 4vod ? lift that wan coouwttiW without reproach, bat tney hai given no signs of con version, and parents mourn them an lost to eternal Ule. I don't know how it is with you, bnt I could sooner believe that the sun would mT?F iw*v- the stars lade from the sky, than believe **!u? Oo? would consign to an eternity of perdition ?n_ child. I should, if 1 believed this, go walling tiLJmZ. d?7?.."Would that I had died for thee." I i n? J!? on 1 that where there Is a germ ?fit ?J5?!L* ,n an3r soul towards goodness* that h? ?!! t away from His presence. Kemein ftnii u? ..[a.1*foriD,n8 Power of ttie Divine Influence th?MA ^couraBe' *n<1 do not let us despise fear an^ trimwiUt lrork ont our Wlvatlon with that and to remember that it Is God ioodSure U" t0WiU aad todoof "is own TALMAGE AT THE ACADEMY. The New Tabernacle_The Struggle for Heaven and the Obstacles In the Way. Mr. Talmage announced yesterday morning that the corner stone of the new Tabernacle would be laid on Saturday afternoon week, at four o'clock, and that a number of the leading clergymen of tho city would be present and deliver addresses. The new church edifice will bo built on the site of the former Tabernacle, which was destroyed by Ore last December, and will accommodate fully tt thousand more people. It will be constructed of brick, In u Gothic style. Mr. Talmajre preached from the text, -'Awake to Righteousness," and his sermon was an earnest und eloquent appeal to all to prepare lor the great hereafter. The Academy was crowded. The pastor said he proposed to give threo or lour ujousnig considerations for carrying out the text; anil the Hist was the number of obstucies In the way of our salvation. If A MAN ST A UTS 1'OB HKAVEN he starts as one against ten thousand. Aye! so vast are the multitudes and so mighty are tho en tienchments that if it depended upon his own arm he would perish. I do not rcer to the scoffers and the Infidels who may block up your way and try to laugh you out of your ChrU !i-n,?L^r y1our "e/lous impressions; but I sneak In t le first piace of that spirit of worldllness which every man has felt. How dominant it is In this day I The vexations and hardships and uncertain ties or business hie make you iorget thai you are an immortal man, and that soon lor you tnat store cloor will shut forever, and those shutting feet on the street be stopped, and the hundreds of thou sands 01 hearts in our great cities halt lor the en campment oi the grave! In addition to these ob stacles, t tere are Infernal, Satanic Influences DI8PUTINO YOUR PATH HEAVENWARD, that try to break the lines of your strenuth and outilank your serious endeavors. You expect to get to heaven. If the suspicion came across vour m?rr>ing t'lut these influences would heaven^0 11 that ^uu would not got to . BHR'EK THAT OOES UP ?.?,?? )C?" ding rail trains or from the deck oi a foundered1 steamer would be faint, indeed, com P??. w,ith trle outcrv that you would this moment t i, 1 .al* audience uooa not ex peer- to I,? !*?avenf ,But. luy '"ends, if all these obstacles are In the way is it, not most time that you assault 1 !?h wil' have to call upon Almighty God l?nneJP.y?u* - .. Another arousing considera tion for us?is the value of the soul involvedy Tho treasures of this world will soon be gone. That is ?n?ne side, the prevailng nature of the world; on the other side there is something valuable. It is a soul. How shall 1 tell you of its value" It Is a liv. lijg soul; death cannot kill it; the grave cannot hide it; eternity cannot exhaust It. bring me a balance and I will weiirh it. Put on one side of the scale an immortal soul; nothing else. On the other side put the world and all its treasures and honors and emoluments. Very heavy, yon say; ?T/' y .I'''8 side of the balance goes up, while this containing immortal treasure comes shsdP'ifa tllousu"d ton weight! Then "what n..H i?LPh ,m,an ir he tiie whole world and lose his soul ?" Another arousiug conslder wt.?nh ',"y Jrlentla> 13 t,ie brevity of the time in KwiKtSBMr4 ">*<??"<*>? "?? THE BKIDOR AOBOSS THE EAST RIVER' 2 Ave. ten years? You have to spend a long while to build anything that is very Kreat. The f.? ff' "'tlie buildings at Vienna did not expect to put up those large structures in a lew months. Now, you tell me in that immortal nature by the grace or God a vast temple Is to be erared. How ohy0BU .g?lni? m K,Ve mc? A tIl??UHiin.l ?h' no; roa wl" not K'v? me forty, or stveaty. or one hundred years?the average of human liie being far less than forty years. So whi .hatnffor t(l <t0. antl, yet so imi" time in w lilch to It I If twenty years from now some man who is familiar with religious assera biages here In Brooklyn should come back afier an absence of that time he would be a stranger in almost any of the churches. Every day from two to four o'clock you may watch noiutwo T"E f-ONG TROCESSIOV o J chicles on tho way to Greenwood or Laurel 2Un?r NnfUnntnUbn When wl" that procession nf 1,1 al.' tl,ese merchants have gone out their stores and all the?e mechanics have gone out 01 their 81,ops and all of these worshippers have gone out oi the churches to Join It Another consideration was the glorv'to be won. If these considerations did not wake them un wh it Kvery heartbeat said. "Ue quickV'1 Every tan of the bell at the cemetery gate said "He ?.u J";,very cougn, every twitch of pain said onick1? ,r,Ler?halarm of 0od'B word "?e quick. Swifter than express train ever shot h!?/?! ^CW t0 Alban^ our whirled on. The mSn? nr8LyCtC HluV. compared with the move sslMion?days, uifid we had only a few more Sabbaths, a few more calls of mercy, a few more opportunities of repentance, and then the Journey was ended and the gate closed! jouiney CHRIST CHURCH. \\ hit?nnclay_Seriiion on the Work of the Holy Spirit by Dr. Partridge. Yesterday morning the Rev. Dr. Partridge, the rector of Christ I'rotostaut Episcopal church, on Hedford avenue, preached au appropriate sermon upon Whitsuuday, taking lor his text the twenty sixth verse of the fourteenth diaper of John?"Hut the Comiorter, which is the Holy Gliost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall tearh you ail things, and bring all things to your remem brance, whatsover I have said unto you." In his opening remarks tlie reverend gentleman said that day was the day of days to the Church of the living God, In which they commemorated the outpouring of tho Holy Spirit on tho day of Pentecost, which showed the almighty power of Jesus, who triumphed over death, hell and the grave. It was then that new light, life, lib erty, knowledge and love were imparted to the sons of God, and k new order of things was set up among men, which would exist to the end of time. Ali this was set forth in the beautiful services of the sanctuary that day. The text involved the l'nn,l'rtle^n >,h,.rVeD p,er?ons '? the glorious Godhead, Snn ISt . ^ Ghost. The Father sending. Son intreating, the Holy Ghost coming, which umt ron?,nsC,riJtable lu^ter>- He admitted ~ Jy. a?y amount of search ing, could find out God to perfection ? but the believer walked by S and ' ? ^iDy a?ther (11,P0s|tion would be war.i Ia .1. ,!! ppr. : ?*let.y *l<?no was found in re gard to all the mysteries oi tlieix holy religion by aeceptliiK them as verities in a spirit of reverence and humility. Mysteries though they were, as re ganls their inner being, yet they had countenances and lorms perceptible to cue eye or faith. TIIK MYSTERIES OF THE OI 11)11 KAD were as Jewels In a beautiful casket, which could not be broken or opened by human power, and sealed they must remain till God, who had I lie key, should open It. Like the sweet song of an un known tongue, the meaning was unintelligible, but trie melody was gratelul to loving Hearts and sanctified spirits; und the why mankind did not appreciate these mysteries was found in the fact that they were too sensual, grovelling and devilish. Some men, impatient of mystery, had persuaded themselves Into disbelief and plunged into a labyrlntn of error, irom which there couid be no escape but by a return to the word oi God. To them the Son was but au extra ordinary man and the Holy Ghost less than a man. The theology of such men, sooner or later, became reduced to a system of negations, and their re IlKlon was confined to morality. The divinity of the Holy Scriptures was Interwoven with a belief In the person of the Holy Gnost; so that the Hibie Is looked upon by the sceptic as an unlnieliigitlo revelation, a great puzzle, an ingenious enigma that only a few could unravel. 'file reverened gentleman continued to argue that tho Holy Ghost was not a mere attribute or essence, but a divine person; not only quickening chaos into life, but raisin# the whole Church to A IIloll ANO CONSECRATE!) POSITION. The speaker proceeded to consider the work of tho Holy Ghost lu its comforting ministrations which prepared the soul for the reception of seeds of comfort and instruction, and then presented Jesus in ail the fulness of Ins attributes and media tion, whereby he proclaimed a mil and free salva tion to our race. Hecausc of the light reflected nv the divine spirit, Christ Jesus belonged as much to ouc time as to the ancient days when he was here npon the earth, and we might as clearly perceive and as well understand Him as though He walked among us. Jesus ol Nazareth to-day exerts a far l',e universe than He ISn w?M ?L (Jea near,j nineteen hundred nf rtnvhVInJ !*?.! U1m0re Potent than the voice SLSSJLJli. B or clllHS 01 men. The voice of Demosthenes comes to 11s as a whisper, tnat of *ncw.'n?oho'i.ftnd th0 voico? of all the hnni.i ' I,',l'0H"Phersand sages were scarcely !)? 1 . L . wo,,('erful march of improvement that ? Pl?ce in the earth. Not so with Jesus ..1. ? Is the same yesterday, to-day and for e\er. He has been heard and will be heard until vje end,; or time, speaking as neverfman spake? Come unto Me and I will give you rest.'' This result was attained by TUB MINISTRY OF Til* SPIRIT of God; and the very same power which quickened his corpse wm quickening his biography and rais lug it frojp the grave qt tuuquitj, aad through the work or B&nctlflcfttlon enabling men everywfcar* ?? understand, appreciate, love and obey Him. !? hours or iaoruning the bplrlt spoke In a still, ainaU voice, "Bletweil are they that mourn, for they shall be comfortedand when penitent and crying far pardon, what a gospel did these words contain as they were brought home te the heart by the Holy Ghost?"Thy sins are forgiven thee!" It was not enough to read the Word or Ood and to have a de sire to receive Its' blessings; for mankind were like men with food beiore them and having an earnest desire to partake or it, and yet were unuhle to appropriate it. They might offer the prayer?"O Ood! teed me with the broad or life*'? but the Spirit's Influence must first quicken the soul into new lire. Wlien the Spirit spoke with wistful eloquence to the heart, the disciple or Christ rested upon the promises of God and had jo; and peace in believing. In conclusion the Doctor said that these ministra tions or divine grace could not be purchased by silver and gold, nor couid refinement and position claim them. We muBt love the truth and practice it, and by ho doing we would secure the comforting intlueuce ol the Spirit, which was the gift ot God unto eternal Hie, through Jesus Christ. At the close ol the sermon the Iioly Communion was administered by the rector. LEFFERT'S FARE 8ERVI0E8. Justification by Faith and Its Blessed Reaulta? Sermon by the Rev. George A. Hubbell. Two weeks ago the Brooklyn Young Men's Pray ing liand inaugurated their summer season of out door services In Leffcrt's Park. The opening ser mon was preached by Rev. Matthew Hale Smith; the second by Rev. Dr. Ingersoll, who has during the past week sailed for Kurope; and yesterday Kev. Ueorge A. Hubbell, pastor of the Greene ave nue Methodist Episcopal church, preached to the people. Tho congregations At these afternoon services are larger generally than can be found in many churches, ahd they are also as orderly. The presence of a policeman lias not been required since the meetings were Inaugurated. Mr. William O'Donnell takes charge of the meet ings and provides the preachers. The singing is excellent, and is led by the Praying Hand. Hun dreds gather from time to time In the park: who would not go to a church service, and they listen attentively to the preaching or the Gospel and to tho exhortations and experiences that follow. THE KKV. UEOHOK A. UI-niiRI.I,'S SERMON. Mr. Hubbell's text yesterday was Romans v., 1^ "Therefore, being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ." This word "therefore." he said, is the conclusion of s very labored argument of the apostle In the pre vious chapter. He starts out with the statement that the world is in sin, and tuat mankind needs a Saviour. But here the question may be asked, liow can the heathen, who have not the written law of God, be accounted sinners? They are a law unto themsoives. The heathen world have a prov erb, when they do wrong, that this is coutrary to the divine law. They arc, therefore, under the same condemnation as ourselves. We are all liable to punishment, for the com mandment carries with It a penalty, and we have all sinned and come short of the ulory ol Ood. We hear a great deal said in these days about annihilation, but there is no such teach ing In this Bible. The Scriptures declare that all that arc in their graves shall come forth; tliey that have done good unto the resurrection of liie, and they that have done evil unto the resurrection or damnation. The important question lor us to set tle is, How shall we escape tins sentence cf damna tion and the wrath to com*1 ? These are questions that are pressing for an answer by us all. They are not contlned to Christian lands only. The heathen also are asklnyr how they may escape. Men every where are trying to escape the sense of guilt which oppresses the world. But they can't escape by the methods proposed or invented by themselves. There are legal difficulties in the way. Mr. Hubbell then drew a parallel M om nature and gave Illus trations from experience to show that repentance and sorrow cannot atone lor the sins of the past. How men, he asked, can we get rid of the record 01 guilt that is against us in heaven? There is but one way, and that is contained In the text?"being justified by faith." The doctrine of substitution was here introduced and illustrated by Mr. Hub bell. Jesus, he said, came down te earth and suf fered himself to be nailed to the cross to demon strate to the world that Ood was merciful, as well as just. Now, how shall we make this atonement or Christ available to ourselves? WE MrST COME TO OOD and make confession of our sins and receive for giveness at liis hands. We arc justified by faith, not by uniting with a church and attending regularly to the services of the same. We are saved bv coming to Jesus Christ. Mere assent to the dogmas anu doctrines of the Cospcl Is not faith. Coining to Jesu.-i only Is faith. Tills was illustrated by Peter walking on the water to meet Jesus. The results ol this justification by faith are seen In the peace that a mau has in his own heart?peace with Ood through our Lord Jesus Christ. The current and bent, of a man's life is changed so that the things which he once loved he now hates. He delights now In the law of God after the inward man. Mr. Hub bell gave Illustrations from his own and others' ex perience of tli ? change which conies over a man who Is justified by laith and Is at peace with God through our Lerd Jesus Christ, anil urged the un converted In the congregation to settle the great controversy between themselves and Ood at once. "LITTLS I'KTER, TI1E FRENCHMAN," as he Is familiarly known, followed with a stirring exhortation and a narration of hia own con version. He was a Catholic lad and came a struuger to tho United States and hired himself out to a farming Friend, who was so religtons that little Peter could not stand the Influence ef the good man and so left him. Peter was a stranger and knew not where to go; but the Lord directed him and he next fell In with a good Baptist deaceu, who prayed earnestly and dally for and with the little Frenchman ontH he was brought to the knowlenge of the truth as it is lu Jesus. And now for more than forty years he has been telling how great things the Lord hath done for his soul. Little Peter has ail the nervous ness and excitability peculiar to his people and Ib a thoroughgoing, shouting Methodist. Alter Peter's address several persons related their religions ex periences, and the meeting about five o'clock ad journed. LAYING TOE CORNER. STONE IN TRE1I0NT. The Corner Stone of the Sew German Catholic Church Laid In Tremont, Weatchestcr County, Yesterday?A Splendid Celebration by the German* of tlie Locality?Sermon by the Rev> Dr. MrGlynn, of St. Stephen's?He Con* gratulatea tho German Hace on The!*' Love of Faith and Religion. The village of Tremont was actually alive yester day with a throng of German Catholic citizens from the surrounding districts. They came to the neat little, picturesque, suburban village to be wit nesses of the laying of tho corner stone of a new church, in which they are soon to be devoted worshippers. They marched In bands and societies to the northwest side of the town, where the church is now being con structed. The different societies bore their respective banners, and the members of them wore the regalia of the different benevolent associations to which they belonged. They were preceded on the route by their pastor, the Rev. Joseph Stumpe, of Melrose and Mount Vernon, accompanied by the Rev. Dr. McUlynn, of St. Stephen's; liev. Dr. Burt seil. Church of the Kplphany; Rev. Father Farrell, sr. Joseph's; and also by the Rev. Fathers Zincks helm and Itaeks, of Melrose, and Rev. Fathers Lovejoy, I'rlce and Curran, of New VorK city. The walls of TITK NEW STRTCTT'HE, which Is on a very Imposing site overlooking the North Liver in the distance, and situated on Wash ington avcuue, near Kourteentli street, are raised about eighteen feet above the ground. They were neatly decked, and surrounded by evergreens and flowers of every description, formed Into bouquets or woven artistically Into variously shaped lea toons. On tho front wall or the edifice a platform was erected, on which the ceremonies were performed in a very impressive manner, the clergymen rolled In their rlciify embroidered vestments, and the neatlv attired acholytes looMng fresh and vigorous beneath the noonday|sun. A splendid brass band of twenty pieces, and the well-known choir ol fie church of the Holy Redeemer, Third street, New York, furnished the vocal and instrumental music in a manner that made the maple-wooded glens of the district re-echo their charmlug tones. THE CEREMONIES, which, on such occasions, are carried out at full length according to tne Roman liturgy, occupied over one hour of the time. The cornerstone was then laid by the Rev. Dr. McOlynn, several suitable testimonials of the present period being previously placed in the place sculped for them. The ecclesias tical procession was then formed and the priests walked around by the walls of the future church, and, consecrating the place to Ood bv the appro priate prayers, blessed it, and then, with the socle ties, returned to the platform. *? The Rev. Dr. McOlynne then addressed the crowd, who gathered closely underneath and around tho platform to hear him. He congratu lated TOE OKRMAN CATOOLICS of Tremont and vicinity for the good work they had begun. It was only a perpetuation ol that glorious legacy of latth which Germany, once Catholic, bad bequeathed to them. He told them not to tire In doing well?not to forget that they were not oniy raising a material temple of worship, but also a living testimonial of tholr faith, Bpirlt and generosity. He advised them to harmonize as much as posslblo with tho Catholics ol other nationalities who were In the district and te contribute with generous hearts to the comple tion ol the work they had so auspiciously beguiu Alter concluding, the Rev. Father I'rloe, 0. fc?. St R? oi the New York Third street German church, ad dressed the multitude in German and thej the* disperse*.

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