Narrative of a tour through Armenia, Kurdistan, Persia and Mesopotamia
The work now offered to the English public was originally prepared with reference to its publication in this country. Hence the reader will find the Church of England frequently associated with the Episcopal Church of America, to which the author belongs. The obligations of the Reformed Churches of the West to the Episcopal Communions of the East rest both upon the mother and the daughter, -but not equally. The measure of Christian responsibility being that which we have, there must surely be demanded of the parent Church of Great Britain efforts far superior to any that may fairly be expected of her youthful daughter in America. I speak not of human demands, but of that which the Great Head of the Church Universal expects of us. And yet, I think, that I rightly interpret the sentiment of the American Church, when I say, that she is ready to follow closely in the steps of, the English Church in the sublime enterprise of re-uniting the dissevered members of the Body of Christ in a Primitive and Apostolic Communion. Such a consummation it is, in part, the design of the present work to promote, and the author gladly avails himself of the opportunity which his journey through England (on his return to the lands which have been the scene of his former travels and labours) affords him of presenting the results of his recent investigations to the English people, and especially to the members of the Established Church.