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  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America
The Church of England was planted permanently in Virginia in 1607, at the foundation of the Jamestown Colony.
During the period of the Revolution the Church of England in America suffered greatly in the estimation of Americans by its strong attachment to the cause of the British Crown.
Unlike many of the Protestant bodies, the Episcopal Church was not permanently disrupted by the Civil War, for with the collapse of the Confederacy the separate organization of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Confederate States ceased.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/12493a.htm   (1845 words)

  
 October 7, 2003
ECUSA is one province - or geographical area - of the Anglican Communion, a worldwide group of Christians who are in relationship to the Archbishop of Canterbury.
The primate, or presiding bishop, for the oversight of the ECUSA, is the Rt.
The canons of the church state: No one shall be denied access to the selection process for ordination in this Church because of race, color, ethnic origin, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, disabilities or age.
www.indiana.edu /~canterby/PanelPresentation2003.htm   (1338 words)

  
 Episcopal Diocese of Albany - Who We Are   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
"Episcopalian" is the noun; "Episcopal" is the adjective.
The word "Episcopal" comes from the Greek word "Episcopos" which means an "overseer" in the New Testament and which refers to "that which pertains to a bishop." Bishops are key leaders in The Episcopal Church, but God did not call them to do his mission work, alone.
The "clergy" of the Church are the bishops, priests, and deacons.
www.albanyepiscopaldiocese.org /about/whoweare.html   (1193 words)

  
 Traditional Catholic Apologetics.net | Episcopal Church in the United States of America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
These bishops were the remnant of the Episcopal Church which the Stuarts had so ardently desired to set up in Scotland and which had lost the protection of the State, together with all its endowments, by its fidelity to James II.
He would have been willing to go on without the episcopate until such time as it could have been obtained from England, and in the meantime to ordain candidates to the ministry by means of Presbyterian ordination, with the proviso, however, that upon the obtaining of a bishop these gentlemen were to be conditionally re-ordained.
Upon their return to America, although there were now three bishops in the United States, there were so many differences between the Connecticut churchmen and those of the Middle and Southern states, especially with regard to the presence of laymen in ecclesiastical councils, that it was not until 1789 that a union was effected.
www.catholicapologetics.net /episcopal_church_in_the_united_s.htm   (1839 words)

  
 Episcopal News Service
The Episcopal Church is a province of the Anglican Communion.
The new church was called the "Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America" (PECUSA).
The word "Protestant" noted that this was a church in the reformation tradition, and the word "Episcopal" noted a characteristic of catholicity, the historic episcopate.
www.episcopalchurch.org /3577_51039_ENG_Print.html   (232 words)

  
 Calvary Files Complaint in the Court of Common Pleas
The gist of the Dennis canon is that the Episcopal Church is a hierarchical and not a congregational denomination and that property is held for the purposes of the Episcopal Church of the United States of America and could not be taken outside the Episcopal Church without appropriate consent.
Episcopal Church in the State of Pennsylvania, and the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America.
www.calvarypgh.org /litigation.html   (4076 words)

  
 FaithandValues: Episcopal Church USA
The Episcopal Church entered the colonies with the earliest settlers at Jamestown, Virginia in 1607 as the Church of England.
(The Episcopal Church became the official alternate name in 1967.) Samuel Seabury of Connecticut was elected the first bishop and consecrated in Aberdeen by bishops of the Scottish Episcopal Church.
Important traditions in the Episcopal Church are the use of the Holy Scriptures, the Book of Common Prayer and the sacraments -- particularly the sacraments of Baptism and the Eucharist.
www.faithandvalues.com /FG_Profiles/episcopal_usa.asp   (457 words)

  
 Episcopal Church in the United States of America - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Episcopal Church is composed of 111 dioceses in the United States, the US Virgin Islands, Haiti, the Republic of China (Taiwan), Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Honduras, Puerto Rico, Europe and Venezuela, and has an extra-provincial relationship with the diocese of Cuba.
The Episcopal Church is not a national or state church institution, although state funerals and national days of remembrance are normally held at Washington National Cathedral in the Episcopal manner.
The primary unit of governance in the Episcopal Church is the diocese.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Episcopal_Church_in_the_United_States_of_America   (3551 words)

  
 Trinity Episcopal Church
The Episcopal Church is part of the Anglican Communion, a global community of 70 million Anglicans in 31 self-governing churches, 500 dioceses, 30,000 parishes, 64,000 congregations in 164 countries.
The Episcopal Church in the United States is a community of 2.5 million members in 120 dioceses in America and abroad, established in 1789.
The Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem is a community of 68 congregations in 14 counties of eastern and northeastern Pennsylvania.
www.trinityathens.org   (372 words)

  
 Executive Summary
Christ Episcopal Church in Overland Park, Kansas, was originally organized as a parish church as a constituent part of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas (“Diocese”) and of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, otherwise known as the Episcopal Church (the “Episcopal Church”).
In its articles of incorporation, Christ Episcopal Church acceded to the General Canons of the Episcopal Church (the “General Canons”), and the Constitution and Canons of the Diocese (the “Constitution” or “Canons”).
It is the desire of the parties and a central purpose of this accord that Christ Episcopal Church be relieved of the authority of the General Canons of the Episcopal Church, the Constitution and Canons of the Diocese and the authority of the Episcopal Bishop of Kansas.
www.episcopal-ks.org /news/ExecutiveSummary.html   (676 words)

  
 The Episcopal Church in the United States of America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The General Convention of 1835 declared that all members of the Episcopal Church, by virtue of their Baptism, are missionaries of the Church and members of the Missionary Society.
Church people were called out, like the disciples in the early Church, to be the Church and help it to grow.
The American Episcopal Church finally approved the ordination of women as priests at the Convention of 1976 and has been in the forefront in promoting the equality of women in religious vocations in the worldwide Anglican Communion.
www.theannunciation.org /episcopalhistory.html   (2342 words)

  
 Episcopal Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Acceptable in all references for the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, the U.S. national church that is a member of the Anglican Communion.
The church is governed nationally by two bodies – the permanent Executive Council and the General Convention, which meets every three years.
The parish or local church is governed by a vestry, composed of the pastor and lay members elected by the congregation.
www.stthomas.edu /jour/apstyle/Episcopal_Church.html   (313 words)

  
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Church of The Epiphany, 4900 Nathan Lane N, Plymouth, MN 55442
The Church of The Epiphany serves the Western Minneapolis suburbs.
It is a parish in the Episcopal Diocese of
www.epiphany-episcopal.org   (165 words)

  
 The Episcopal Church in the United States of America
The Episcopal Church in the United States is a member church of the worldwide Anglican Communion.
A Church that celebrates firsts - the Episcopal Church in the United States of America generally functions as the 'enfant terrible' of the Anglican Communion.
Member Churches have called for the 'excommunication' of the ECUSA from the global Communion because of this Bishop.
www.angelfire.com /md/bobcannonjr/2.html   (983 words)

  
 On Episcopal Oversight   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Constitution of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, rev. 2000
The Canons of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, rev. 2000
The Historic Episcopate, locally adapted in the methods of its administration to the varying needs of the nations and peoples called of God into the unity of His Church.
www.stmichaelsbarrington.org /EpiscopalOversight.htm   (619 words)

  
 The Episcopal Church Welcomes You
A wheel theme runs through it — starting with the entry page, where a photo of the church, the church name, an icon of St. Barnabas, and the site’s navigation are set up in four quadrants of a circle (its dividers make a cross).
The first navigation item is the “Good Wheels Program,” which accepts donated cars and sells them to low income families for the cost of repairs.
The name “Barnabas” means “Son of Encouragement” (Acts 4.36) and this website stands out as an encouraging model of vitality for small-congregation churches.
www.episcopalchurch.org   (196 words)

  
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The Episcopal Church is one of the oldest and most respected denominations in the United States.
The Church is one of the most senior members of the international Anglican communion by way of its separation from the Church of England after the Revolutionary War and the consecration in 1784 of its first Bishop, Samuel Seabury.
The Episcopal Church was, for a long time, considered the most successful of the Protestant Churches in terms of wealth and power.
www2.netdoor.com /~bill/episcopal/jibm.html   (888 words)

  
 Episcopal Church in the Philippines - St. Peter's Mission
Sometime in the middle of the last century the IFI entrusted the Sabangan congregation to the jurisdiction and care of the Philippine Episcopal Church (PEC) which was still a missionary diocese of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America (PECUSA).
The Sabangan congregation was an outstation of St. Michael and All Angels Mission, Tadian, in the 1950s and became an organized mission under the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Philippines (EDNP) which was created as a result of the division of the PEC in 1972.
Peter’s Mission was admitted in union with Diocesan Convention in 1975 and was commended during the 2000 Diocesan Convention for increasing its self-support level to that of provisional aided parish.
episcopalphilippines.net /St.Peters.htm   (305 words)

  
 The Episcopal Church in the Philippines
The Episcopal Church in the Philippines, ECP, began as a Missionary district of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America.
The AC is composed of those duly constituted national churches worldwide, independent from each other, but, are in communion with the historic See of Canterbury, in England.
[Episcopal Diocese of Southern Philippines (EDSP) - Episcopal Deanery of Northeastern Mindanao and the Vizayas (EDNMV)]
www.geocities.com /maochiph/Episcopal_Church_Phils.html   (349 words)

  
 Episcopal Church
Resurrection is a congregation within the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America.
This is the proper name for the Anglican Church in the U.S. The Anglican Church began in the Church of England, when it broke away from the Roman Catholic Church in the16th century.
In the last 30 years or so, the leadership of the Episcopal Church in the United States has departed in many ways from the teaching of the faith and the proclamation of the gospel.
www.resurrection.org /episcopal_church.htm   (363 words)

  
 Untitled Document
The Church in the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh joins the call of the orthodox bishops at the 74th General Convention to the Primates of the Anglican Communion for intervention in the pastoral emergency created by the apostasy of the 74th General Convention.
The Church in the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh re-commits itself to its missionary identity and purpose: locally, regionally, nationally, and globally.
The Church in the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh further re-commits itself to aggressive resourcing (human and financial) of missionary endeavors both within and beyond the geographical boundaries of the diocese.
home.gci.net /~basinger/Convention/Pitts.htm   (326 words)

  
 Creeds of Christendom, with a History and Critical notes. Volume I. The History of Creeds. | Christian Classics ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
William Stevens Perry, D.D. (Secretary of the House of Clerical and Lay Deputies of the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States): A Hand-book of the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church, giving its History and Constitution, 1785—1874.
The members of the Church of England in the American Colonies, from the first settlement of Virginia (1607) till after the War of the 651Revolution, belonged to the diocese of the Bishop of London, who never visited the country, and could exercise but an imperfect supervision.
VIII.; the remaining changes are political, and adapted to the separation of Church and State.
www.ccel.org /ccel/schaff/creeds1.ix.vi.vii.html   (1410 words)

  
 Beginnings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
AND THE CREATION OF The first recorded Episcopal Church service in the Philippines took place on September 4, 1898 and was conducted by Chaplain Charles Pierce who came with the American occupation forces.
With the assistance of the first representatives of the Brotherhood of Saint Andrew who came to the country with the 21st Infantry in the early part of 1899, the congregation was able to secure a two-storey house near the military barracks.
In September 1899, the then Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America, Thomas Clark, appointed Bishop Frederick Graves of Shanghai, China, to oversee the church work in the Philippines.
episcopalphilippines.net /History1.htm   (1846 words)

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