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  Episcopalian church governance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Catholic churches of Rome and Byzantium (Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox in modern terms) are episcopalian, as are the Oriental Orthodox churches.
Also, the non-Chalcedonian churches of the Orient (Nestorian) and Egyptian Coptic Orthodox (Monophysite), are episcopalian; however, differences concerning the person of Christ have caused these not to be in full communion with the Orthodox and the Catholics, ever since the Council of Chalcedon in the fifth century.
In addition to the New Testament, one of the earliest of the Church fathers to define the importance of episcopalian government is Ignatius of Antioch.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Episcopalian_church_governance   (1253 words)

  
 Episcopalian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Episcopalian government in the church is rule by a hierarchy of bishops (Greek: episcopoi).
Episcopalian government is adopted by the majority of churches, and for most of the history of Christianity it has been the only form known to Christendom.
The Roman Catholic Church is episcopalian with a single hierarchy terminating at the top with the Bishop of Rome.
www.bidprobe.com /en/wikipedia/e/ep/episcopalian.html   (1152 words)

  
 An Online Dictionary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Most Episcopalians (in an honorary sense) acknowledge the Archbishop of Canterbury to be the spiritual head of the worldwide Anglican Communion.
A way of referring to ordination among Roman Catholics, Episcopalians and a few others: an ordained person is spoken of as "being in holy orders"--meaning that the person has made priestly vows and has been admitted by a bishop into one of the several levels of ordination.
In the Church, the veil refers to the solid cloth that covers the chalice and paten at the Eucharist, or the loose-woven netting that is draped over crosses (and sometimes pictures) during Lent and Holy Week.
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 Episcopalian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
As it is well known, the Episcopalian Church USA was allowed to form with full permission of the Church of England.
The Church of England trusted the Episcopalian leaders to handle things in the same manner that they had done for centuries.
The Episcopalian Church USA leaders failed miserably in both 1996 and 2003.
www.geocities.com /dexlox/Episcopalian.html   (204 words)

  
 An Episcopalian conspiracy to control the United States? - Stormfront White Nationalist Community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Episcopalians are not as organized as Jews are, and certainly not as politically active.
The Episcopalian church is a shadow of its former self.
The Episcopalian representatives are a mixture of Demonrats and Republicants.
www.stormfront.org /forum/showthread.php?t=45353   (1324 words)

  
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I am an Episcopalian ultimately because I believe that in this Church and Communion the great truth of Christianity is most adequately and fully set forth in balance and proportion and that through its life of worship and witness it makes possible the richest kind of fellowship with God and with fellowmen.
Episcopalians try to love with the heart of Christ, think with the mind of Christ, and act as if we were the body of Christ.
A place where a Jewish man, his Episcopalian wife (whose great- and great-great-grandfathers were Episcopalian priests), and their two children can be embraced as valued contributors to the works, worship, and leadership of a vibrant liberation community.
andromeda.rutgers.edu /~lcrew/choose10.html   (5737 words)

  
 Scottish Episcopal Church (Anglican)
Rev Dr John Mantle was consecrated and installed as the new Scottish Episcopalian Bishop of Brechin today at the Cathedral Church of St Paul in Dundee.
The Rt Rev Idris Jones, Episcopalian Bishop of Glasgow & Galloway, has paid tribute to Brother Roger, the leader of the Taizé Community in France, who was murdered on 16 August 2005.
The Rt Rev Idris Jones, Episcopalian Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway, and Imaam Habib Rauf from Glasgow Central Mosque have made a joint donation to the DEC appeal.
www.scottishchristian.com /churches/episcopalian.shtml   (1934 words)

  
 Episcopalian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Episcopalians believe in the "apostolic succession" or unbroken line of succession through its bishops since the first apostles of Jesus in the first century A.D. There would not be an Episcopal Church without the bishops and the participation of the members of the other orders of ministers - the laity, deacons, and priests.
Episcopalians do not talk in church before a service but use this time for personal meditation and devotions.
Episcopalians make extensive use of ritual, color and symbols to bring our worship alive.
emmanuel.exis.net /Pages/episcopalian.html   (2541 words)

  
 365+ Reasons for Becoming an Anglican/Episcopalian, or At Least for Checking Us Out
But Episcopalians are confident that in and through this kind of engagement with eaqch other, they will become closer to understanding what God is up to and who God wants them, as a church, to be.
Episcopalians welcome all Christians to the participate fully and express faith through a unique blend of biblical text, the Catholic tradition and one's individual conscience.
Woohoo, I'll be an Episcopalian, cradle to grave.
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 Gay policies pose test of Episcopalian loyalties | csmonitor.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The American Anglican Council of conservative Episcopalians had said that either Canon Robinson's confirmation or support of the rite would result in a "dramatic" church realignment.
Episcopalians "have taken a huge, risky, and courageous step that will be very instructive for other denominations like ours," says the Rev. Laird Stuart of Calvary Presbyterian in San Francisco, who supports greater church accommodation of homosexuality.
Episcopalians took the unprecedented step only days after the Catholic Church reaffirmed its opposition to homosexual practice, and less than 48 hours after allegations of inappropriate physical conduct were made against Robinson by a church member.
www.csmonitor.com /2003/0807/p02s01-ussc.html   (906 words)

  
 Bishop Raphael and Orthodox/Episcopalian Relations
The body decided to encourage seminarian student exchanges, with seminarians of the Episcopal Church being sent to Russia for a period of study in Orthodox academies, and seminarians of the Russian Church being sent aboard for a period of study in Anglican theological schools.
As was their usual custom with all prelates and clergy of other bodies, the Episcopalian bishops urged Bishop Raphael to recognize the validity of their Orders and to permit his people to receive sacramental ministrations from the Episcopal Church.
Bishop Raphael found that his association with Episcopalians was made a basis for most insidious, injurious, and unwarranted propaganda in favor of the Protestant Episcopal Church among his parishes and faithful.
www.orthodoxresearchinstitute.org /articles/ecumenical/issa_bishop_raphael_part3.htm   (1726 words)

  
 Anglicans Online Essays | Episcopalian Democracy, by Pierre Whalon
First, most Episcopalians seem to feel disconnected from their government, just as Americans sense they have little power to change Congress, their state legislature, or the bureaucracies thereof.
Let each Episcopalian become personally involved in the processes for selecting bishops and deputies (and alternates), and in holding them accountable to the people of God.
But Episcopalians are especially accountable for the freedom and responsibility to make good use of this instrument of the General Convention to further the mission and work of the Church of Jesus Christ, among "the Americans" and away to the ends of the earth.
anglicansonline.org /resources/essays/whalon/gencon.html   (1400 words)

  
 GraceCathedral.org - Episcopal / Episcopalian online, multi-media spirituality magazine by GraceCom.
Episcopalian belief, like Episcopalians themselves, are quite diverse.
The standard is the Book of Common Prayer, which contains excerpts of passages from the Bible and various prayers for use in Church (that is, when people gather together for public prayer) and at home (for when a person is alone with his or her God).
It is in the catechism that you may find how Episcopalians view God, Jesus Christ, death, good and evil, and sin.
www.gracecathedral.org /church/welcome.shtml   (667 words)

  
 Fifty-Five Delegates
an Episcopalian, was a member of the Continental Congress, aide to General Sullivan in the War for Independence, minister to England, and a U.S. Senator.
Episcopalian, son of Anglican (Episcopalian) minister Samuel Johnson and president of Columbia University from 1787-1800.
, an Episcopalian, served as a colonel in the War for Independence, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, and was appointed to the federal bench by George Washington.
www.errantskeptics.org /Fifty_Five_Delegates.htm   (1383 words)

  
 Democratic Underground Forums - Episcopalian leader lashes out at Bush for 'reprehensible' policy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The top bishop of the Episcopal Church, in a stinging rebuke of American foreign policy, said the United States is rightly "hated and loathed" around the world for its "reprehensible" rhetoric and blind eye toward poverty and suffering.
High church Episcopalian regards itself as the true catholic church.
I was reading one of my daughters sunday school books and it specifically said in there that the Episcopal church is not "protestant." In fact, post Vatican II, high church episcopal is more ceremonius and does a more dignified mass than catholics.
www.democraticunderground.com /duforum/DCForumID61/11461.html   (1237 words)

  
 Episcopalian leader Griswold won't attend Florida event
Episcopalian leader Bishop Frank Griswold will not attend a new Florida bishop's confirmation after friction surfaced from Griswold's endorsement of a gay bishop in New Hampshire.
Griswold sent word to the Episcopal Diocese of Florida on Monday that he would not attend the Nov. 1 confirmation of John Howard as Bishop of Florida, said the Rev. Canon Ellis Brust of the Episcopal Diocese of Florida.
Earlier this month, the Roman Catholic Diocese of St. Augustine, based in Jacksonville, withdrew its invitation for the Episcopalian Diocese to use its largest church for the ceremony because Griswold was due to officiate.
web.naplesnews.com /03/10/florida/e38332a.htm   (409 words)

  
 The religion of Judy Garland, actress
Garland was not known to have been active in any denomination as an adult, but she did think of herself as a Protestant Episcopalian.
Judy Garland's maternal grandmother was Episcopalian; her maternal grandfather was agnostic.
Boyd Parker, the rector of St. Paul's in Lancaster, conducted the Episcopalian services, and many of Frank's former friends also traveled over the mountains--forgiving, now that he was dead, behavior they could not accept while he was living.
www.adherents.com /people/pg/Judy_Garland.html   (2324 words)

  
 FT November 2003: The Episcopalian Preference   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It is the view of a person who was formed as a Christian within the bosom of the Episcopal Church, who served for ten years as a missionary of that church in East Africa, and who has taught several generations of its clergy.
When Episcopalians confronted this reality, in which establishment was beyond reach, they began to fashion a uniquely American identity as a “bridge church,” incorporating the best elements of both Protestantism and Catholicism.
It is possible that people from outside ECUSA who oppose these measures will at this point simply throw up their hands and say that this is what we would expect from Episcopalians, who have always been a little long on style and short on substance.
www.firstthings.com /ftissues/ft0311/articles/turner.html   (2816 words)

  
 Christian Message Boards: Episcopalian salvation
As always, it is having a personal relationship with Jesus, asking for forgiveness and receiving the Holy spirit that saves a person, not doctrine.
What we (as episcopalians) believe is that you need to have a relationship with Christ, and follow him.
Oh, and also, not all Episcopalians are for the ordaining of that gay bishop up in New Hampshire.
www.mannacabana.com /cabanaboards/showflat.php?Number=61783   (2585 words)

  
 The Arkansas Episcopalian - Submission Guidelines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Arkansas Episcopalian is printed monthly, except for August.
The Arkansas Episcopalian leans heavily on items that are yet to happen and feature stories, and less on covering conferences, meetings or events that have already passed.
The Arkansas Episcopalian tries to hold up the ministries and ministers (both lay and clergy) within the diocese, telling the stories of our shared life in Christ and highlighting responses to the diocesan vision.
www.arkansas.anglican.org /submissionGuidelines.htm   (921 words)

  
 Religious Affiliation of U.S. Presidents * Religion
The contemporary heir to the Dutch Reformed churches is the "Reformed Church in America," which has about 300,000 members in the U.S. and Canada.
After that, Disciples of Christ, Episcopalians, and Quakers have also had representation in the White House far outstripping their proportion of the U.S. population.
On the other end of the scale, the most under-represented religious group is Catholicism, which has had only one U.S. president (John F. Kennedy), despite making up 26% of the current U.S. population.
www.adherents.com /adh_presidents.html   (364 words)

  
 Hope | Speaking Episcopalian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This general term applies to anyone, whether clergy or layperson, who serves in the liturgy at a public service of worship.
A person given to the collecting of bond and share certificates who thinks that is a fascinating hobby.
This has nothing to do with things Episcopalian, and I only mention it here to give me the opportunity of explaining that the occasional quips and jests in these definitions are intended only to keep you reading without having a near death experience as you work your way through all these entries.
www.nmia.com /~pipstow/moxie/tips/index.shtml   (374 words)

  
 Corrupt Christianity: Sixpence None The Richer: Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Unknown to most is the fact that the band members of Sixpence are in fact Episcopalian in denomination.
Because of their slant toward the New Age beliefs and their acceptance of so much ungodliness, it is no wonder that they would belong to a false denomination like the Episcopalian church!
The Episcopalian Church accepts all faiths, they openly condone homosexuality and even aid in funding AIDS causes.
www.corruptchristianity.com /sixpencentr/Association.html   (1072 words)

  
 Crosswalk.com - Episcopalian Hopes Anglican Leaders Will Reform ECUSA
A conservative Episcopalian is predicting that her denomination will "seriously hemorrhage" members over the next twelve months.
Last week, the chief leaders of the Anglican Communion expressed "deep regret" over the Episcopal Church's decision to confirm openly homosexual bishop V. Gene Robinson.
Although the Anglican primates want a commission to address the crisis in the communion and report back in a year, Knippers says many Episcopalians will not be willing to wait that long for reform.
www.crosswalk.com /news/religiontoday/1226465.html   (335 words)

  
 Celtic Episcopalian Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
My personal favorite is the King James version, in spite of some of the translation difficulties, because of the poetic style of this version.
I am an Episcopalian (that is to say, a member of the Episcopal Church of the USA, the U.S. branch of the Anglican Communion of churches worldwide), and have spent some time scouring the Web for Episcopalian resources.
This is the official homepage of the worldwide Anglican Communion, based in Canterbury, England.
www.mossroot.com /study/religion.html   (463 words)

  
 Winston-Salem Journal | Episcopalian clergy call for moratorium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The resolution, which also calls on the two churches not to ordain sexually active gay clergy as bishops, was approved at the 122nd annual Convention of the Diocese of East Carolina held at St. James Parish from Thursday through Saturday.
At issue was the ordination of New Hampshire Bishop Gene Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church, in 2003, and the subsequent divisions over homosexuality in the Episcopalian priesthood that have occurred since in churches across America.
The resolution hinges on The Windsor Report, which focuses on reconciliation and "asks for all parties to the controversy (surrounding Bishop Robinson's ordination) to express regret for ways in which their actions have harmed others," according to the Episcopal News Service.
www.journalnow.com /servlet/Satellite?pagename=WSJ/MGArticle/WSJ_BasicArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1031780677649&path=!localnews&s=1037645509099   (220 words)

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