Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Salem, Massachusetts: program for 1812-1912 Centenary of Missionaries to Asia



Centenary of the Ordination of the First Missionaries from this Country "to the Heathen in Asia"
Tabernacle Congregational Church
Salem, Massachusetts




1812-1912
Centenary
Ordination of the First Missionaries from this Country "to the heathen in Asia",
Messrs, Judson, Newell, Hall, Nott and Rice


Illustration of Samuel Worcester, D.D., Pastor 1803-1821


Tuesday, February the Sixth
Eighteen Hundred Twelve


Tabernacle Congregational Church
Salem, Massachusetts




Photographs of the Exterior and the Interior of the Old Church (1777-1854)




Ecclesiastical Council for Ordination of Missionaries
(Churches -  Essex South Association and Corporate Members, A.B.C.F.M.)


Photographs of Mr. Maas; Mr. Lyman; Mr. Holmes; Mr. Leete and Mr. Harlow


William Rockwell Leete, Union Theological Seminary, N.Y.
Samuel Ralph Harlow, Union Theological Seminary, N. Y.
Jerome Crane Holmes, Hartford Theological Seminary, Connecticut
James Kerr Lyman, Oberlin Theological Seminary, Ohio
Charles Henry Maas, Chicago Theological Seminary, Illinois


10:00 A.M. - Salutation - The Pastor
Welcome to the City - Hon. Rufus D. Adams, Mayor
Organization of Council
Statements and Reports
Presentation of Religious and Theological Views By, and Examination of Candidates
Results of Council


12:00 M. - Adjournment




Photographs of Rev. Alvin C. Bacon, 1910-, Associate
Rev. DeWitt S. Clark, D. D., Pastor - 1879-
Rev. David S. Herrick, 1903-, Missionary Pastor, Madura, India


Photograph of the interior of the present Church, 1854




Services of Ordination


2:00 P.M.
Rev. Nehemiah Boynton, D.D., Brooklyn, Presiding


Report of Council - Scribe - Rev. William E. Strong, Boston


Hymn - "Park St." - (Bass-viol of 1812 leading.)


Scripture Lesson - Rev. Samuel A. Harlow, Grafton


Prayer of Invocation - Rev. William W. Leete, New Haven, Connecticut


Address - "The Situation and the Scene, one hundred years ago" - Rev. DeWitt S. Clark, D. D., Salem


Prayer of Ordination - President Albert Parker Fitch, D. D., Andover Theological Seminary.  Revs. William W. Leete, Samuel A. Harlow, Nehemiah Boynton, DeWitt S. Clark - assisting in Ceremony of Consecration


Response - "The Missionary Call" - A. B. C. F. M. Quartette, Revs. Brewer Eddy, Enoch F. Bell, H. Grant Person, Henry F. Smith




Services of Ordination


Right Hand of Fellowship - 

  • Rev George T. Herrick, D. D. (Constantinople) Speaking
Assisting in ceremony
  • Rev. James L. Towle (Turkey)
  • Rev. George M. Rowland, D. D. (Japan)
  • Rev. John X. Miller (India)
  • Rev. Edwin E. Allen (China)

Charge - Rev. James L. Barton, D. D., Foreign Secretary, A.B.C.F.M.


Greetings of the Board - President, Samuel B. Capen, L.L.D.


God-Speed of the Churches - Rev. Raymond Calkins, D. D., Portland, Maine


Hymn - "Missionary Chant"


5:00 P.M. - Adjournment




Services of Ordination


7:00 P.M.


Hallelujah Chorus - Handel's "Messiah", Salem Oratorio Society


Prayer - Rev. George A. Hall, Brookline, Grandson of Gordon Hall, First Missionary to India


Song - A.B.C.F.M. Quartette


Address - Rev. Newell Dwight Hillis, D.D., Brooklyn, New York


Presentation of the Missionaries - Rev. Brewer Eddy, Boston.  Brief Address by each.


Closing Exercises of Devotion - Led by Rev. Edward H. Byington, West Roxbury


Prayer - Rev. Alvin C. Bacon, Salem


Hymn, "Webb"


Benediction




Illustration of Ship Caravan on Which Judson and Newell with Their Wives Sailed from Salem, Feb. 19, 1812


Illustration of Historic Settee


Arranged and Printed by Dix & Comer, Boston







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