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  Church of Scotland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Church of Scotland (CofS, known informally as The Kirk, Eaglais na h-Alba in Scottish Gaelic) is the national church of Scotland.
The Church of Scotland was (and is) a firm opponent of nuclear weaponry.
The Church of Scotland is Presbyterian in polity, and Reformed in theology.
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 Established Church of Scotland
The claim of the Church to legislative independence was rudely brushed aside by the President of the Court of Session, in his famous declaration that "the temporal head of the Church is Parliament, from whose acts alone it exists as the national Church, and from which alone it derives all its powers".
The Established Church of Scotland maintains that her system of government, by kirk-sessions, presbyteries, synods, and the General Assembly, is "agreeable to the Word of God and acceptable to the people"; but she does not claim for it exclusively the Divine sanction and authority.
The number of ecclesiastical parishes in Scotland (1911) is 1441; of chapels, 80; of mission stations, 170; total, 1691; and the increase of church sitting since 1880 is stated to be 196,000.
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/s/scotland,established_church_of.html   (2703 words)

 Free Church of Scotland
According to the Free-Church view, the Church of Scotland, from the date of its inception in 1560, upon the overthrow of the old religion had possessed the inherent right of exercising her spiritual jurisdiction through her elected assembly, absolutely free of any interference by the civil power.
She claimed to represent the Presbyterian Church of the country enjoying its full spiritual independence, and freed from the undue encroachment of the State; but it did not abandon the principle of establishment, or give up the view that the Church and State ought to be in intimate alliance.
Some 300 agents from Scotland, and nearly 4000 native pastors and teachers, are employed in foreign mission work, and the whole income of the Church, at the close of this last financial year, was estimated at £ 1,029,000.
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 Church of Scotland, Tour Scotland.
Holding a church theory to which the rulers of the country were for a century strongly opposed, Scotland became the leading exponent of Presbyterianism; and this note has been the dominant one in her religious history even in recent times.
The church was at the time very powerful, the people generally sympathiaing with her system, and her assemblies being attended by many of the nobles and the foremost men., Discipline was strict; the temper of the church was in accordance with the Old rather than the New Testament.
A committee appointed in 1899 to inquire into the powers of the church in the matter reported that the power of the church was merely administrative, it was in her power as cases arose to prosecute or to refrain from prosecuting, but that she had no power to modify the confession in any way.
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 Church of Scotland
In 1560 after a brief civil war the Church of Scotland was officially established and the Scotch parliament adopted a Reformed confession of faith written by Knox and forbade the mass.
Later at the time of the "Second Reformation" as it was called the Church of Scotland came to maturity adopting the Westminster standards that her commissioners to that assembly had assisted in developing.
The creation of the Free Church of Scotland in 1843 was similar to the conflicts between Christianity and liberalism that took place later on in the Netherlands and in the United States resulting in the creation of the Gereformeerde Kerken der Nederlanden (GKN) and the Presbyterian Church of America.
www.americanpresbyterianchurch.org /the_church_of_scotland.htm   (1883 words)

 Church of Scotland
In 1689, with William and Mary on the throne of England, religious liberty was secured, and the Act of Settlement (1690) ensured the establishment of the Presbyterian Church of Scotland.
Milestones in the separation of the church from the state were the transfer (1872) of church schools to civil authorities and the abolition (1874) of ecclesiastical patronage.
The spiritual independence of the Church of Scotland was recognized by Acts of Parliament in 1921 and 1925.
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The church was destroyed by fire in 1956 and rebuilt shortly after on a much smaller scale.
However the predominant church in Scotland was the Church of Scotland, and in many places the men who occupied the pulpit were not at all interested in the specifics of Bible teaching.
Going further back in history, when the Church of Scotland came into being after the Reformation (around 1560), a vital part of its constitution involved the recognition that the congregation choose their own minister (nowadays we would simply call this democracy).
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 Post-Reformation church in Scotland
Although from this time the Church of Scotland was truly the established church it was the relation between church and state that was to lead to secession and Disruption in later years.
This church is not established but is part of the world-wide Anglican Communion and would consider itself the true representative of the medieval church, and teacher of the Catholic Faith.
This church was marked by an especial zeal for foreign missions and constant opposition to all state aid to the the church on the grounds that this necessarily led to state control.
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 Church Of Scotland, Church Of Scotland resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Scotland's territorial extent is generally that established by the 1237 Treaty of York between Scotland and England and the 1266 Treaty of Perth between Scotland and Norway.
Overlooking the Moray Firth, the Fortrose and Rosemarkie Church of Scotland comprises the seaside villages of attractive farming hinterland.
The Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland is a direct descendant of the historic Church of Scotland.
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 Scotsman.com News - Church of Scotland
THE Church of Scotland broke centuries of tradition yesterday by agreeing to accept students from...
THE Church of Scotland was split last night after voting in principle that it should be left to...
THE Church of Scotland is to investigate accusations that it is drifting from its Presbyterian...
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 Church of Scotland
Identity and purpose renewed: the church of Scotland and worldwide mission in the 21st century.
The Second Disruption: the Free Church in Victorian Scotland and the Origins of the Free Presbyterian Church.
Church of Scotland General Assembly opens with royal fanfare.
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 Church Net UK - Home Page
Our desire is to provide you, whether you are a Church Leader, Church Member, Christian or Non-Christian, with a resource to enable you to use the Internet more effectively, as well as providing a meeting place and information source.
Church Net has been running for over 10 years with a primary goal to provide a listing of Christian Churches and organisation both in the UK and worldwide.
At the heart of church net is the directory, providing an extensive list of churches, christian organisation's and resources.
www.churchnet.org.uk   (155 words)

 Category:Church of Scotland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Church of Scotland is the national church of Scotland.
Articles Declaratory of the Constitution of the Church of Scotland
General Assembly Hall of the Church of Scotland
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 SCOTLAND, EPISCOPAL CH... - Online Information article about SCOTLAND, EPISCOPAL CH...
CHURCH (according to most authorities derived from the Gr.
Moreover, the Jacobitism of the non-jurors provoked a state policy of repression in 1715 and 1745, and fostered the growth of new Hanoverian congregations, served by clergy episcopally ordained but amenable to no bishop, who qualified themselves under the act of 1712.
This act was further modified in 1746 and 1748 to exclude clergymen ordained in Scotland.
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 Scottish Episcopal Church
The Scottish Episcopal Church is part of the world-wide Anglican Communion.
Members of the church engage in roles of active Christian leadership on peace, justice and human rights issues as well as having pastoral and educational roles.
To delay in the establishing of a ceasefire amounts to an unacceptable acquiescence in the escalation of suffering on the part of innocent men, women and children and of the continuing damage to essential infrastructure.
www.scotland.anglican.org   (402 words)

 United Free Church of Scotland Web site
The United Free Church of Scotland is Presbyterian and Evangelical.
The United Free Church of Scotland came into being in 1900 with the union of the Free Church of Scotland and the United Presbyterian Church.
As presently constituted it dates from 1929 when a minority of the Church refused to enter a union with the Church of Scotland on the grounds that it opposed the state recognition of any one particular denomination.
www.ufcos.org.uk   (109 words)

 EJP | News | UK | The Church of Scotland to discuss divestment
The Church of Scotland will discuss later this month pulling out their investments in Israeli companies at their annual General Assembly meeting in Edinburgh, it has been revealed.
A 2001 Church and Nation Committee report on Jerusalem led the General Assembly to recognised “the illegal occupation of Palestinian land as a fundamental difficulty”.
One of the report’s findings is that the Church of Scotland’s money “has not been connected with oppressive practices in the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land”.
www.ejpress.org /article/8097   (732 words)

Church of Scotland Reponse on the review of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act On 5 December 2005, the Church of Scotland has made a detailed response to this important review of the legislation governing a wide range of issues including assisted reproduction, genetic selection, embryo research and stem cells.
It is made by the Church and Society Council and the SRT Project which is a part of the Council, and draws on the ongoing work of the Project in ethical debates on cloning and stem cells.
The Church of Scotland is preparing a new report on stem cells for the May 2006 General Assembly, but already in 2001 indicated its opposition to the admixture of human and animal at such a fundamental cellular level in the embryo.
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The endorsement by leaders the Church of Scotland - the largest in Scotland - came after General Assembly delegates were informed that the church does not have any investments in companies that they believe contribute to the oppression of the Palestinians.
Church leaders should reflect on the potential financial harm their decision can have for all the people in these areas, and reconsider it."
The Church of Scotland's actions come on the heels of a shocking one-sided statement by the World Council of Churches blaming Israel alone for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, while ignoring the grave new threat to the Jewish state posed by the terrorist Hamas-led Palestinian government and Iran.
www.adl.org /PresRele/IslME_62/4825_62.htm   (247 words)

 Scottish Blog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Kingdom of Scotland was formed in 843 and ceased existence at the Act of Union in 1707.
The first monarch to bring Scotland into a close enough unison for it to be called the Kingdom of Scotland was Cinaed Mac Ailpin.
The letter made a number of points, most prominent amongst these were that Scotland has always been independent and too a longer extent than England, that Edward I had attacked England with no just cause, that Robert the Bruce had saved Scotland from the attacks.
scottish-heirloom.com /scottish-blog/index.php/.../church_of_scotland   (1722 words)

 Celtic Church in Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Since the first missionaries came from the Church in Jerusalem many of the prayers used in the Eucharist can be found in the first century's Apostolic Constitutions.
You also will be connected with the pre-Nicene Church that kept the Sabbath and honored Easter at 14 Nisan, as reported in all four of the Gospels.
We of the Celtic Church in Scotland encourage people to follow the spiritual path that best enhances their life of faith and we strongly encourage everyone to engage regularly in Bible Study and personal prayer.
groups.msn.com /CelticChurchinScotland   (287 words)

 Christian Today > Christian News, Updated Daily > Church of Scotland Extends Prayers to U.S. Church in Hurricane ...
Church of Scotland Extends Prayers to U.S. Church in Hurricane Katrina Disaster
Rev Lucy said that the task of comforting the bereaved and supporting the dispossessed to rebuild their futures, spiritually as well as physically, was one the Presbyterian Church could certainly meet.
The Church of Scotland has set up a resources page on its website offering prayers and a selection of readings, including Matthew 11:28 — 30, for members and leaders of the Church looking for spiritual guidance or help in guiding congregations struggling to understand the disaster.
www.christiantoday.com /news/society/church.of.scotland.extends.prayers.to.us.church.in.hurricane.katrina.disaster/461.htm   (345 words)

 Church of Scotland
This ring is for the churches of the Church of Scotland, that by this ring we may be able to work more closely together and to be reminded that we are all part of the one body of Christ.
Ferryhill Parish Church, with its modernised buildings, is the church at the centre of the Ferryhill community in Aberdeen, providing for the spiritual, social and recreational needs of the people in the area.
Kirk of Calder - Parish Church in Mid Calder
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 Frederick Douglass, The Free Church of Scotland and American Slavery
Douglass said he had come hither this evening in the spirit of candour to discuss the subject, and he wished to be distinctly understood that in rising to call their attention to the connection of the Free Church of Scotland with the Churches in America, he was not rising to speak against the Free Church.
Douglass continued by referring to the Free Church taking the slave money, and saying that their very members, when they looked up to their meeting-houses and reflected that they were built with the price of blood, would yet compel their clergy to send back the blood stained money.
He pourtrayed in a happy and sarcastic style the encouragement afforded by the countenance of the Free Church to these American slaveholders; and contrasted with it the very different conduct of the celebrated John Wesley and others, of whom he spoke in warm and grateful terms for their labours on behalf of the slave.
www.yale.edu /glc/archive/1066.htm   (3348 words)

 Christian Today > Christian News, Updated Daily > Church of Scotland Moderator to Visit Holy Land
The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Rt.
The Church of Scotland Moderator will also visit a number of the region’s significant religious sites, including the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Western Wall and the Temple Mount.
A large group of diocesan bishops are scheduled to gather to discuss the relationship of the Episcopal Church in the USA with the Archbishop...
www.christiantoday.com /news/church/church.of.scotland.moderator.to.visit.holy.land/863.htm   (575 words)

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