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Bishop Doane, Of Albany

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Kt. Rev. William Croswell Doane, D. D., LL. D., Bishop of Albany, who will preach in St Andrew'schurch next Sunday morning and in the eening deliver the first of the course of leetures on the Charlotte Wood Slocum Foundation in connection with the Hobart Guild is in. many respects a most remarkable man. Bishop Doane, who is to deliver the Slocum leetures next week, is one of the most prominent prelates in the American Episcopal church. He comes from an ecclesiastical family, his father being Bishop George Washington Doane, formerly of ïvew Jersey, and his brother, Monseignior Doane, Roman vicar-general in that state. He was, in 1869, consecrated for the newly-created see of Albany. Of his diocese he is a well loved pastor and vigorous ruler, andhe, to a large extent, has given it its prominence ; the spaeious and stately cathedral, which is the first of importance in the country, and to the erection of which he has given so mucli thought and devotion, has almost introduced theeathedral system to the church in America, and has drawu much attencion to Albany. Atnong all the Bishops and in the government of the whole churcl), his organizing power, his judgment, tact, sympathy and kindness give Bishop Doane a most conspicuous position ; when, in the General Convention, subjeets liturgical, canonical, diplomatic or niissionary are considered, he is prominent in debate and influential in judgment. In the Lambeth Pan-Anglican Conference lastsummer, bewas, according to another member, the foremost American bishop. He was a personal friend of the late Archbishop Benson of Canterbury. As a preacher he is brilliant, fluent and vivid in his language, and in thought original and devotioual. As a writer he is not unknown ; he produces copious verses, and to readers of those magazines, like the "Forum," which treat contemporary questions, his name is familiar. His articles on subjects of practical religión and statesmanship are able, broad-minded, earnest and patriotic. In his city there is no one so prominent and influential, and in the legislature his voice is well known and his opinions weighed ; it is said that 110 civilian in the state of New York has equal infiuence in the capitol. This influenee he uses fearlessly in the cause of religión, moráis and public weal.


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