Reviewing history

There are 3 comments on the News Times story from Jun 1, 2012, titled Reviewing history. In it, News Times reports that:

The Episcopal Church is as old as our country. The reason for this is that before the Revolutionary War, the Episcopal Church was the Church of England ...

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“Ecce! Sic transit gloria mundi”

Since: Oct 10

I See New Jerusalem From Here.

#1 Jun 2, 2012
This is so wonderful.

LOL - What ever with the 'orthodox Anglicans' say in response to this information? LOL - It will be twisted I have no doubt about that being true.

“Ecce! Sic transit gloria mundi”

Since: Oct 10

I See New Jerusalem From Here.

#2 Jun 2, 2012
Copied it and was didn't paste it. Yep, I am getting older. LOL!

From the article:

Nobody ever got confirmed, because no bishops ever made the journey across the Atlantic. It would be more than 20 years before the new Episcopal Church emerged and got its first bishop -- your own Samuel Seabury.

This congregation almost certainly had its start because of the energetic work of a group of lay people, who in the Colonies made most of the decisions about parish life and raised the funds to build and support the ministry of this congregation. There were probably slaves present in the congregation. The existence of this congregation meant that there was at least some measure of religious freedom in this colony.

Contrast that with the church in England, which had resident clergy, usually paid from the income of land belonging to the parish. It was an established church, with the king in charge, a bishop in the neighborhood, and relatively little lay participation in decision-making.

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#3 Jun 2, 2012
T McCabe wrote:
Nobody ever got confirmed, because no bishops ever made the journey across the Atlantic ...
Nor could Anglicans get baptized in colonial Stratford because the founding Puritans/Congregationalists wouldn't share their church facilities and the trip back to England was harardous at best.

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