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Author Name    ONDERDONK

Title   Sermon Preached in St. Thomas's Church, New-York, at the Funeral of

Highlights    1827

Location Published   19TH-AM-NY-NY-SWORDS

Book Number   15558

ONDERDONK, BENJAMIN T. A Sermon Preached in St. Thomas's Church, New-York, at the Funeral of the Rev. Cornelius R. Duffie, A.M. Rector of Said Church, on Tuesday, August 21, 1827. By Benjamin T. Onderdonk, D.D. An Assistant Minister of Trinity Church, New-York, and Professor of the Nature, Ministry, and Polity of the Church in the General Theological Seminary of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States. Published at the Request of the Vestry of St. Thomas's Church. New-York: Sold by T. and J. Swords, No. 127 Broadway. Edward J. Swords, Printer. 1827. Octavo. Disbound pamphlet, side-stitched, light to moderate foxing--heavier on title and first few pages. American Imprints #30118. Benjamin Tredwell Onderdonk (1791-1861) bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church. He was ordained by Bishop Henry Hobart in 1815 and became assistant minister of Trinity Church, New York. He held this position until he was elevated to bishop. From 1821 he held served as professor of ecclesiastical history, General Theological Seminary. He was consecrated bishop in 1830. "In November 1844 he was presented for trial upon the charges of `immorality and impurity' by Bishops William Meade of Virginia, James Hervey Otey of Tennessee, and Stephen Elliott, Jr., of Georgia. On Jan. 3, 1845, after a trial by the court of bishops provided for by the canons of his Church, he was suspended `from the office of a Bishop in the Church of God, and from all functions of the sacred ministry.'"--Dictionary of American Biography XIV:38-39.

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