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THE CONSECRATION OF THE BISHOP OF LLANDAFF. On Thursday the thoughts of Churchmen in South Wales, particularly in the Llandaff diocese, were centred in the beautiful Cathedral Church of St. Saviour's, Southwark, for there Dr. Hughes, the newly-appointed Bishop of Llandaff, with Dr. Gibson, the new Bishop of Gloucester, were consecrated by the Archbishop of Canterbury. Welsh patriotism would doubtless have liked the ceremony to have taken place within the bounds of the Principality. But apart from that sentiment hardly a more chastely beautiful place, or one with more memorable associations, from one point of view, except, perhaps, West- minster Abbey, could have been selected for the venue. There was a large congregation, including many clergymen from South Wales and Mon- mouth. By a quarter after ten the nave of the church was well filled. The bishops taking part had robed in the Ladye Chapel at the eastern end of the church. A procession was then formed, and when it had walked up the central aisle the Archbishop, who was accompanied by the Bishops of London and Southwark, acting as assistants, went to the sacrarium, and the bishops-elect were placed at special seats with- out the chancel rails. After a shortened form of service had been gone through, in which the prayers were read by the Archbishop, the Epistle by the Bishop of London, and the Gospel by the Bishop of Southwark, these three prelates walked to seats also in front of the pulpit, where they stayed while the sermon was preached by Canon Durst, of St. Mary's, Southampton. The reverend gentleman took as his text the words, The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all." He said that the new bishops were called to the service of the Church at a time when grace and strength were especially needed. These were dangerous and difficult times, but every period in the history of the Church had its especial difficulties and dangers. Whilst it was possible that those coming closer under their ken appeared to be the more im- portant, they should take a wider view, and then they would find that the greatest difficulties had had their counterparts in every age. If men were turning away from Christ now, they turned away from Him when He made His appeals to them at Jerusalem. One of the characteristics

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