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In the News (Thu 18 Apr 19)

  Worldwide Marriage Encounter, Episcopal Expression
An Episcopal Marriage Encounter Weekend begins on Friday at 8 PM and ends about 4:30 PM on Sunday.
The purpose of the Weekend is for a husband and wife to develop a better knowledge, understanding and acceptance of each other through the use of a communication technique which is taught on the Weekend.
The Weekend is presented from an Episcopal perspective, but the opportunities of the Weekend go far beyond the boundaries of any one faith expression.
www.episcopalme.com   (340 words)

  Anglican News - Institute on Religion and Democracy
The Windsor Report had asked the Episcopal Church to "explain, from within the sources of authority that we as Anglicans have received in scripture, the apostolic tradition and reasoned reflection, how a person living in a same gender union may be considered eligible to lead the flock of Christ" (para.
The Episcopal Church document does not offer a positive, coherent sexual ethic.  Instead it is focused on a negative task:  deflecting the biblical prohibitions of homosexuality, so as to open theological space for possible moral approval of the practice.  First, it argues that Scripture has often been misunderstood or wrong when it comes to ethics:
Note what this Episcopal Church document is demanding of Scripture.  This document is arguing that because Paul and other biblical writers had no experience of homosexuality "directly akin" to our experience today, therefore their proscriptions against homosexuality do not apply to us.
www.ird-renew.org /site/apps/nl/content2.asp?c=fvKVLfMVIsG&b=399595&ct=1092763   (672 words)

  An Online Dictionary   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Episcopal, Lutheran, Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches are generally considered to be liturgical churches, while most Protestant denominations are not.
The Episcopal Church does not have an archbishop because the Episcopal Church considers all of her bishops to be equals.
The Episcopal Church does not officially consider itself to be a Protestant church, but is considered to be Protestant by Roman Catholics, as well as by many lay members of the Episcopal Church.
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 Episcopal chief to again protest Israeli actions - The Boston Globe
Bishop M. Thomas Shaw of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, who five years ago jolted local Christian-Jewish relations by joining a pro-Palestinian demonstration in front of the Israeli Consulate in Boston, plans to reprise his performance today with another protest at the same location.
But Shaw said there remains so much in dispute that the Episcopal Church and Jewish leaders recently had to cancel a planned joint trip to the region because they could not even agree on whom to meet with in the region.
He said he was notifying key Jewish leaders in advance of his intention to protest, sending a letter to the state's congressional delegation, and notifying all Episcopal clergy in his diocese.
www.boston.com /news/local/articles/2006/07/12/episcopal_chief_to_again_protest_israeli_actions   (775 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America
It was found impossible to obtain the episcopate in England, owing to the fact that the bishops there could not by
Episcopalians, and at last, after considerable difficulty, an Act was passed in Parliament whereby the English bishops were empowered to confer the episcopate upon men who were not subject to the British Crown.
Church in the United States; and, while it was undoubtedly influenced to a large extent by the Oxford Movement, it was existent and energetic long before 1833.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/12493a.htm   (2132 words)

 The Episcopal Diocese of Dallas - History of the Diocese
These early missionaries founded parishes, ministered to the population and established the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas, which was one of the success stories of the Episcopal Church in the 1890s.
Bruce MacPherson was consecrated the sixth Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas.
As the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas prepares to enter the 21st Century, it appears to be on the verge of more growth.
www.episcopal-dallas.org /history.html   (1668 words)

 Episcopal Church
The character of the Episcopal church was influenced during its early years by the struggle between the Low church party, led by William White, the first bishop of Pennsylvania, and a High church party, led by Samuel Seabury, bishop of Connecticut.
Seeking to resolve the struggle, the Episcopal church established a polity in which a democratic, lay dominated church structure was set in tension with the aristocratic, episcopally dominated government structure.
The subsequent history of the Episcopal church is largely that of its expansion with the growth of the United States in territory and population, and of revisions of polity, laws, and liturgy.
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 Episcopal Church
Bishops in the American Episcopal Church are elected by individual dioceses and are consecrated into the Apostolic Succession, considered to witness to an unbroken line of Church leadership beginning with the Apostles themselves.
Episcopal churches are built in many architectural styles; but whether the church be small or large, elaborate or plain, your eye is carried to the altar, or holy table, and to the cross.
Thus the "Protestant" Episcopal Church of the U.S.A. was born (the word "Protestant," used to distinguish the Episcopal Church from the Roman Catholic Church, which is also "episcopal" in its organization, has since been dropped from the official title).
www.goodshepherdkingwood.org /whatis.htm   (3033 words)

 WorldNetDaily: Episcopal madness
The Episcopal Church first called on the government to institute civil unions at its convention in 1994, and in 2003 the church ordained its first openly homosexual bishop, the Rt.
At the Episcopal church I attended on Sunday one could have predicted the lineup of cars outside the church: Cadillac, Lincoln Towncar, Buick.
At another Episcopal church I attended the previous Sunday, the rector was a woman accompanied by an altar girl, a gender confusion in the larger denomination dating back to the 1970s.
www.worldnetdaily.com /news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=50550   (858 words)

 Episcopal Things
Cathedral--an Episcopal Church which is the official church of a bishop of a diocese; sometimes such churches are indicated by the word Cathedral in their name, but not always.
Church, local--the smallest social division of the Episcopal Church; above the church is the diocese; above the diocese is the province; above the province is the national church.
In an Episcopal Church, members of the congregation carry real palms during the service; in some churches, the tradition is that palms from one year are saved, dried and later burned to make the ashes used at the next year's Ash Wednesday service.
smith2.sewanee.edu /glossary/Glossary--Episcopal.html   (6441 words)

 What is the Episcopal Church?
The Episcopal Church of the U.S.A (ECUSA) is the American branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion -- a "daughter" of the Church of England.
Thus the "Protestant" Episcopal Church of the U.S.A. was born (the word "Protestant," used to distinguish the Episcopal Church from the Roman Catholic Church, which is also "episcopal" in its organization, has since been dropped from the official title).
Two Eucharistic Rites are commonly used by the Episcopal Church: The modern and less-formal Rite II is usually used for most of the year, with the older and more formal Rite I being used during the penitential seasons of Advent and Lent.
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 Episcopal Churches (USA)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As far as the flag of the Episcopal Church of US is concerned, discussion originates from the existence of a number of flags with a Scandinavian-style St. George cross on the flag instead of a symmetrical one.
My best guess is that the Episcopal shield was adopted by General Convention, and then it was up to various flag makers to adapt that shield design to the area of a flag, so some have been symmetrical and others asymmetrical.
If the Anglican Communion no longer recognizes the Episcopal Church of the United States as the legitimate expression of Anglicanism within that country, their recognition could shift to what is presently known as the Anglican Communion Network.
flagspot.net /flags/rel-epis.html   (1953 words)

 -Episcopal Life Online
Arab/Israeli peace central to Washington interfaith initiativesBy Episcopal Life staff, Nov 09, 2007Furthering the cause of Arab/Israeli peace was the focus of two major efforts this week when Episcopalians joined with interf...
Honoring Absalom Jones' legacy, nation's first fl Episcopal church celebrates 215 yearsBy Daphne Mack, Nov 08, 2007To commemorate its legacy and embrace its future, more than 400 people came to the church that the Rev. Absalom Jones founded...
Chicago elects Jeffrey D. Lee as bishopBy Mary Frances Schjonberg and Matthew Davies, Nov 10, 2007The Rev. Jeffrey D. Lee was elected November 10 to be the 12th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago.
www.episcopal-life.org   (475 words)

 Chicago Diocese -- Christian Links
The Episcopal Media Center serves seekers, learners and leaders by combining the reach of mass media and the immediacy of targeted audio/visual resources to deliver the message of the Gospel.
SAMS-USA is a voluntary missionary society in the Episcopal Church that is a sister society of SAMS-Great Britain, SAMS-Australia, SAMS-Canada, SAMS-Ireland, and SAMS New Zealand.
Episcopal school for boys, grades K through 8, in the North Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago.
www.episcopalchicago.org /links.cfm   (1205 words)

 Episcopal Relief and Development
Episcopal Relief and Development to assist victims of Hurricane Noel
(11/6/2007) Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) is providing emergency aid to people affected by Hurricane Noel.
Hurricane Noel, originally a tropical storm that grew to a Category 1 hurricane, swept across the Dominican Republic, Haiti, the Bahamas, and Cuba causing severe flooding and mudslides killing at least 140 people.
www.er-d.org   (172 words)

 The Episcopal Church in Arizona | HOME
"One of the privileges enjoyed by an Episcopal Bishop is the ability to add to the liturgical calendar those local “saints” worthy of veneration by the faithful of the diocese.
A collaborative effort of more than two dozen writers and editors, and an ever-growing list of visual artists, www.episcopalcafe.com is a ministry of the Diocese of Washington in partnership with Episcopal Church in the Visual Arts (ECVA).
"The Episcopal Café provides a way for us to be able to present our faith, both the good and the not so great, in an honest and open way to a much larger audience than most of us ever have hopes of reaching," said the Very Rev. W.
www.episcopal-az.org   (987 words)

 Episcopal Church 'hijacked' with election of gay bishop - The Washington Times: Culture, etc.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
We've all seen the headlines of papers everywhere stating that the Episcopal Church voted to ordain an openly homosexual man who left his wife and two daughters.
After that, the Episcopal Church actively supports the blessings of same-sex "marriages" as if they were holy and good and something from God.
The Episcopal Church is no longer a worthy vessel to carry God's truth to the world.
www.washtimes.com /culture/20030817-105447-1086r.htm   (802 words)

 Episcopal Church News
The Episcopal Church moved closer Wednesday to a showdown with the worldwide Anglican Communion, even as the church's bishops emphasized their desire to remain within that body.
As leaders of the Anglican Communion hold meeting after meeting to debate severing ties with the Episcopal Church in the United States for consecrating an openly gay bishop, one of the unspoken complications is...
Following resolutions passed by Episcopal bishops that indicated rejection of several demands by the global Anglican family, the Episcopal head highlighted the urgency for a meeting with Anglican leaders...
www.topix.net /religion/episcopal   (854 words)

 St. Stephen's Episcopal Church - Edina, Minnesota - What is an Episcopalian?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Not only will you know what to expect at each service, but in the Episcopal church, the words for the service are in the hands of the people.
Essential to every Episcopal place of worship is the altar table around which (or before which) the people gather.
The flow of the service may move away from the altar in various directions for readings and preaching but it centers on the table, which for Episcopalians is the table of the Lord's Supper.
www.ststephens.com /stst/what_is_an_episcopalian_   (663 words)

 USATODAY.com - Episcopal feud over gay bishops widens   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Kiichiro Sato, AP Rev. Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Episcopal bishop, speaks at a news conference during the Episcopal General Convention in Columbus, Ohio.
NEW YORK (AP) — Three conservative Episcopal dioceses that oppose consecrating gay bishops voted Wednesday to reject the authority of the denomination's presiding bishop, but stopped short of a full break with the Episcopal Church.
The Episcopal Church and its fellow Anglicans worldwide are struggling to prevent differences over the Bible and sexuality from escalating into a permanent break.
www.usatoday.com /news/religion/2006-06-28-episcopal-feud_x.htm   (748 words)

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