|Author:||Meriton, George, 1634-1711.|
|Title:||The parson's monitor, consisting of such cases and matters as principally concern the clergy collected from the statute and common laws, as also the constitutions and canons ecclesiastical : confirmed 1 Jac. anno Dom. 1603 : together with the Articles of religion, authority of the convocation, privilege of churches and church-yards, payment of first-fruits and tenths, in whose name and style ecclesiastical courts are to be kept, and the process issuing out of the same are to run in, and with what seal to be sealed : with several other matters (never before extant) very material and necessary to be known by the clergy in general, and all persons concerned either as patron, or incumbent / by G. Meriton, gent.|
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The parson's monitor, consisting of such cases and matters as principally concern the clergy collected from the statute and common laws, as also the constitutions and canons ecclesiastical : confirmed 1 Jac. anno Dom. 1603 : together with the Articles of religion, authority of the convocation, privilege of churches and church-yards, payment of first-fruits and tenths, in whose name and style ecclesiastical courts are to be kept, and the process issuing out of the same are to run in, and with what seal to be sealed : with several other matters (never before extant) very material and necessary to be known by the clergy in general, and all persons concerned either as patron, or incumbent / by G. Meriton, gent.
Meriton, George, 1634-1711.
London: Printed by the assigns of Richard and Edw. Atkins ..., for Richard Tonson ..., 1681.
"An alphabetical catalogue of the several books and authors consulted": prelim. p. -.
Reproduction of original in Huntington Library.
Church of England -- Government.
Ecclesiastical law -- England.
Tithes -- England.
To the Reverend CLERGY-MEN OF ENGLAND.
An Alphabetical Catalogue of the several Books and Au∣thors consulted and made use of in this insuing Treatise.
A Catalogue of the several Statutes or Acts of Parliament, made use of in this Treatise.
An Alphabetical Table of the several Cases cited in this Col∣lection.
THE CONTENTS OF THE CHAPTERS.
THE PARSON'S MONITOR.
CHAP. I. What Qualifications, are required by Scripture and Law, in such Persons as intend to enter into the Ministery, and also a word or two concerning Or∣dination; and what the Canon re∣quires as to the Apparel and behavi∣our of Clergy Men.
CHAP. II. What things are required, both by the Laws of this Kingdom, and the Ca∣nons in force, to be observed and per∣formed by Ministers: upon, and after their Admission, Institution, and In∣duction to a Living; with some few things relating to the Convocation; And lastly, the King's Majestie's Let∣ters and Directions in the fourteenth year of his Reign, to the Archbishop of Canterbury, concerning the Clergy.
CHAP. III. The Articles of Religion, which every Minister is to subscribe unto, both at his Ordination, and at his Admission and Institution to a Living; agreed upon by the Archbishops and Bishops, of both Provinces, and the whole Cler∣gy in the Convocation holden at Lon∣don, 1562. put forth by Authority: for avoiding diversities of Opinions, and for the establishing of consent, touching true Religion.
1. Of Faith in the Holy Trinity.
2. Of the Word of God, which was made very Man.
3. Of the going down of Christ into Hell.
4. Of the Resurrection of Christ.
5. Of the Holy Ghost.
6. Of the sufficiency of the Holy Scriptures, for Salvation.
7. Of the Old Testament.
8. Of the three Creeds.
9. Of Original, or Birth-sin.
10. Of free Will.
11. Of the Justification of Man.
12. Of good Works.
13. Of Works before Justification.
14. Of Works of Supererogation.
15. Of Christ alone without sin.
16. Of sin after Baptism.
17. Of Predestination and Election.
18. Of obtaining Eternal Salvati∣on only by the Name of Christ.
19. Of the Church.
20. Of the Authority of the Church
21. Of the Authority of General Councils.
22. Of Purgatory.
23. Of Ministring in the Congregation.
24. Of speaking in the Congrega∣tion in such a Tongue as the people understand not.
25. Of the Sacraments.
26. Of the Ʋnworthiness of the Mi∣nisters, which hinder not the effect of the Sacraments.
27. Of Baptism.
28. Of the Supper of the Lord.
29. Of the wicked, which do not eat the Body and Blood of Christ, in the use of the Lord's Supper.
30. Of both kinds.
31. Of the one Oblation of Christ, finished upon the Cross.
32. Of the Marriage of Priests.
33. Of Excommunicate Persons, how they are to be avoided.
34. Of the Traditions of the Church.
35. Of Homilies.
36. Of Consecration of Bishops and Ministers.
37. Of the civil Magistrate.
38. Of Christian Mens Goods, which are not common.
39. Of a Christian Man's Oath.
CHAP. IV. Several cases, touching the privileges of Ministers, and Churches, and Church Yards.
CHAP. V. Some things necessary for Clergy-men to know concerning Presentations, Nomi∣nation, Deprivation, Resignation, &c. and of avoidance of Spiritual Liv∣ings by Death, Creation, Cession, Lapses, &c.
CHAP. VI. Of Pluralities, Dispensations, and non residence,
CHAP. VII. Of the Oath which every Minister is to take before his Institution to a Living, against Simony; with a Recital of the Statute, and some few Cases concerning the same.
CHAP. VIII. Of the First Fruits, Tenths, Dilapidati∣ons, and Mortuaries.
CHAP. IX. What Qualifications are required in Leases made by Ecclesiastical Persons.
CHAP. X. How Clergy men are Incapacitated to take Farmes, or follow secular Affairs, and how they are punishable for incomi∣nence by their Superiours and by whose power and Authority Courts Ecclesia∣stical, are to be kept, and in whose name and stile their Ecclesiastical Process are to be, and with what Seal to be Sealed.