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Psalm 94:2-15
Sirach 34:14-19
Romans 14:10-13
Luke 14:15-24

Preface of Baptism

[Common of a Theologian and Teacher]
[For Education]

 


PRAYER (traditional language)
Mighty God, we bless thy Name for the example of thy bishop Charles Todd Quintard, who persevered to reconcile the divisions among the people of his time: Grant, we pray, that thy Church may ever be one, that it may be a refuge for all, for the honor of thy Name; through Jesus Christ, who with thee and the Holy Spirit liveth and reigneth, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

PRAYER (contemporary language)
Mighty God, we bless your Name for the example of your bishop Charles Todd Quintard, who persevered to reconcile the divisions among the people of his time: Grant, we pray, that your Church may ever be one, that it may be a refuge for all, for the honor of your Name; through Jesus Christ, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

This commemoration adopted provisionally at General Convention 2009.
Collects revised at General Convention 2015.

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CHARLES TODD QUINTARD

BISHOP OF TENNESSEE, 1898
 

Charles Todd Quintard (1824-1898) was the second bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee and the first Vice-Chancellor of the University of the South at Sewanee.

He was born in Connecticut to a Huguenot family, studied medicine at University Medical College, New York University and Bellevue Hospital, and moved to Memphis to teach physiology and pathological anatomy at Memphis Medical College. Under the influence of Bishop James Hervey Otey, Quintard studied for holy orders and entered the priesthood in the 1850s.

During the American Civil War, he was a chaplain and a surgeon in Tennessee's Confederate army.

— from Wikipedia
 

Additional information may be found from:

  • Project Canterbury, which has a number of older documents by and about him.
  • A book, The spirit divided: memoirs of Civil War chaplains : the Confederacy, by John Wesley Brinsfield, which contains a memoir by Bp. Quintard concerning his service as a chaplain. This chapter is available from Google Books.
  • An address by his successor, Bp. Thomas Gailor, concerning Bp. Quintard's involvement with Sewanee.