The Episcopal Church Annual 2016


Author: Church Publishing, Incorporated
Publisher: Morehouse Publishing
ISBN: 9780819232755
Category: Religion
Page: 808
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With origins dating back to 1830, The Episcopal Church Annual--aka "The Red Book"--is an indispensable reference tool, trusted year-after-year by churches, diocesan offices, libraries, and many others. Includes a comprehensive directory of provinces, dioceses, and churches, including contact information and listings of active clergy. Also includes up-to-date churchwide statistical data, listings and contact information for seminaries; Episcopal schools; centers for camps, conferences, and retreats; Episcopal media affiliates; Episcopal Church Women; and more.

Episcopal Church Annual 2018


Author: Church Publishing
Publisher: Church Publishing
ISBN: 9781640650039
Category: Religion
Page: 648
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With origins dating back to 1830, The Episcopal Church Annual - aka "The Red Book" - is an indispensable reference tool trusted year-afteryear by churches, diocesan offices, libraries, and many others. You will find the following between the covers of the 2017 edition of "The Red Book," and more: - A comprehensive directory of provinces, dioceses, and churches, including contact information and listings of active clergy - The canonical structure and organization of The Episcopal Church, including complete directories for the office of The General Convention, The House of Bishops, The House of Deputies, standing committees and commissions, and more - Listings and contact information for seminaries; Episcopal schools; centers for camps, conferences, and retreats; Episcopal Church Women; and more - Up-to-date churchwide statistical data and chronological tables - A classified buyer's guide of vendors and organizations offering valued services to the church

Holy Women, Holy Men

Celebrating the Saints
Author: Church Publishing
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0898696372
Category: Religion
Page: 785
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Fully revised and expanded, this new work is the first major revision of the liturgical calendar of the Episcopal Church in more than 40 years! It is the official revision of Lesser Feasts and Fasts and authorized by the 2009 General Convention. All commemorations in Lesser Feasts and Fasts have been retained, and many new ones added. Three scripture readings (instead of current two) are provided for all minor holy days. Additional new material includes a votive mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary, many more ecumenical commemorations, plus a proper for space exploration. For years the oft revised volume, Lesser Feasts and Fasts (LFF), has served parishes and individuals mark part of the holiness of each day by providing Scripture readings, a collect, a Eucharistic preface, and a narrative about those remembered on the church's calendar that day whose lives have witnessed to the grace of God. Holy Women, Holy Men (HWHM) is a major effort to revise, but also to expand and enrich LFF. Where LFF provided two readings (gospel and other New Testament) plus a psalm, HWHM adds an Old Testament citation. Where LFF was limited to few non-Anglicans in the post-reformation period (and few non-Episcopalians after 1789), HWHM dramatically broadens appreciation for other Christians and their traditions. Over-emphasis on clergy is redressed by additional laity, males by females, and "in-church" activities by contributions well beyond the workings of institutional agendas. These almost daily commemorations occupy over 600 of the book's 785 pages, by far the lion's share of its content. Remaining sections address: principles of revision and guides for future revision; liturgical propers for seasons (Advent/Christmas, Lent, and Easter); and new propers for a miscellany of propers usable with individuals (or events) not officially listed in the formal calendar. Two cycles of propers for daily Eucharist are also included, one covering a six week period, the other a two year cycle.

The Doctrines and Discipline of the African Methodist Episcopal Church


Author: African Methodist Episcopal Church
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469633264
Category: Social Science
Page: 104
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Published in 1817, The Doctrines and Discipline of the African Methodist Episcopal Church was the first definitive guide to the history, beliefs, teachings, and practices of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Beginning with a brief history, the book moves into a presentation of the "Articles of Religion," including the Trinity, the Word of God, Resurrection, the Holy Spirit, scripture, original sin and free will, justification, works, the church, purgatory, the sacraments, baptism, the Lord's Supper, marriage, church ceremonies, and government. Immediately following the articles is an extended four-part catechism that more fully explicates the meanings and implications of the doctrinal statements. A DOCSOUTH BOOK. This collaboration between UNC Press and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library brings classic works back into print. DocSouth Books editions are selected from the digital library of Documenting the American South and are unaltered from the original publication. The DocSouth series uses digital technology to offer e-books and print-on-demand publications, providing affordable and accessible editions to a new generation of scholars, students, and general readers.

Daily Prayer for All Seasons


Author: John Pritchard
Publisher: Canterbury Press
ISBN: 1848258984
Category: Religion
Page: 176
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This Benedictine prayer companion presents a modern reworking of the ancient monastic practice of praying at set hours. For each season of the Christian Year, it provides eight short, simple prayer outlines, complete with readings: • Waking as an occasion for praise • Discernment at the beginning of the day • Wisdom for the mid-morning reflection • Perseverance at midday • Love as a focus of the afternoon • Forgiveness as the day closes • An invitation to Trust at bedtime • Midnight at the time to Watch Everything needed to follow the pattern of prayer is printed out in full, including scripture readings, short meditations, quotations from Christian writings, hymn texts and questions for reflection. Daily Prayer for All Seasons originated in the Episcopal Church of America (where it is authorised by the General Convention) and was compiled by a diverse team of priests, liturgists, writers and lay men and women. Bishop John Pritchard introduces this UK edition.

Welcome to the Episcopal Church

An Introduction to Its History, Faith, and Worship
Author: Christopher L. Webber
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9780819225207
Category: Religion
Page: 144
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The perfect book for inquirers and new members, as well as current Church members who may be unfamiliar with some of the Church’s history, beliefs, and practices. This new introduction to the history, polity, spirituality, worship, and outreach of the Episcopal Church is written in an easy-to-read conversational tone, and includes study questions at the end of each chapter, making it an excellent resource for adult parish study and inquirers' classes. Table of Contents: Chapter 1: History of the Episcopal Church Chapter 2: Worship Traditions Chapter 3: What We Believe Chapter 4: Reading the Bible Chapter 5: Spiritual Life Chapter 6: The Organization of the Church Chapter 7: Mission and Outreach

The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church


Author: United Methodist Church (U.S.)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780687037001
Category: Methodist Church
Page: 809
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The Oxford History of Anglicanism, Volume II

Establishment and Empire, 1662 -1829
Author: Jeremy Gregory
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192518240
Category: Religion
Page: 558
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The Oxford History of Anglicanism is a major new and unprecedented international study of the identity and historical influence of one of the world's largest versions of Christianity. This global study of Anglicanism from the sixteenth century looks at how was Anglican identity constructed and contested at various periods since the sixteenth century; and what was its historical influence during the past six centuries. It explores not just the ecclesiastical and theological aspects of global Anglicanism, but also the political, social, economic, and cultural influences of this form of Christianity that has been historically significant in western culture, and a burgeoning force in non-western societies today. The chapters are written by international exports in their various historical fields which includes the most recent research in their areas, as well as original research. The series forms an invaluable reference for both scholars and interested non-specialists. Volume two of The Oxford History of Anglicanism explores the period between 1662 and 1829 when its defining features were arguably its establishment status, which gave the Church of England a political and social position greater than before or since. The contributors explore the consequences for the Anglican Church of its establishment position and the effects of being the established Church of an emerging global power. The volume examines the ways in which the Anglican Church engaged with Evangelicalism and the Enlightenment; outlines the constitutional position and main challenges and opportunities facing the Church; considers the Anglican Church in the regions and parts of the growing British Empire; and includes a number of thematic chapters assessing continuity and change.

Your Faith, Your Life

An Invitation to The Episcopal Church, Revised Edition
Author: Jenifer Gamber,Bill Lewellis
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0819233714
Category: Religion
Page: 256
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• Revised and updated popular resource for adults • Not just a book of information, but a book for transformation The everything-you-need to know adult guide to the Episcopal Church that is easy to read but with substance for newcomers, adult formation groups, and lifelong Episcopalians who desire to know more about their church. The language of worship, theology, church structure, sacraments, and discipleship offers a framework to explore the meaning and practice of being an Episcopalian and follower of Jesus. This updated and revised version of the popular original 2009 book incorporates new initiatives and changes in the Episcopal Church, including marriage, inclusion of LBGTQ+ persons, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s call to join the Jesus Movement, and taking our faith out into the world, following our baptismal promises. A Leader Guide is included in this revised edition in addition to the “transformation questions” that follow each chapter.

The Episcopal Way


Author: Stephanie Spellers,Eric H. F. Law
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 081922961X
Category: Religion
Page: 112
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• Updated content and approach, compared to earlier New Church’s Teachings series, with emphasis on mission and applicability • Interactivity is emphasized throughout with robust study guides, links to a host of web and video resources, and jargon-free language The New Church’s Teachings was one of the most recognizable and useful book series in the Episcopal Church. The books were a mainstay on seminarian and clergy bookshelves. With this launch of the Church’s Teachings for a Changing World series, two visionary Episcopal thinkers and church leaders team up to revitalize the currency, integrity, and scholarship of the original series with fresh new voices and style; concise and clear enough for ewcomers, yet grounded and thoughtful enough for seminarians and leaders. In this foundational text for the Church’s Teachings for a Changing World, Law and Spellers explore seismic shifts in American life and the opportunities and challenges each presents to the church today. With a winning combination of passion, creativity, and wisdom, the authors call for a return to Episcopal basics and insist that faithfully engaging a changing world might be the most truly Anglican practice of all.

The Oxford History of Anglicanism, Volume II

Establishment and Empire, 1662 -1829
Author: Jeremy Gregory
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199644632
Category: Religion
Page: 558
View: 4711
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The Oxford history of Anglicanism" is a major new and unprecedented international study of the identity and historical influence of one of the world's largest versions of Christianity. This global study of Anglicanism from the sixteenth century looks at how was Anglican identity constructed and contested at various periods since the sixteenth century; and what was its historical influence during the past six centuries. It explores not just the ecclesiastical and theological aspects of global Anglicanism, but also the political, social, economic, and cultural influences of this form of Christianity that has been historically significant in western culture, and a burgeoning force in non-western societies today. The chapters are written by international exports in their various historical fields which includes the most recent research in their areas, as well as original research. The series forms an invaluable reference for both scholars and interested non-specialists. Volume one of The Oxford History of Anglicanism examines a period when the nature of 'Anglicanism' was still heavily contested. Rather than merely tracing the emergence of trends that we associate with later Anglicanism, the contributors instead discuss the fluid and contested nature of the Church of England's religious identity in these years, and the different claims to what should count as 'Anglican' orthodoxy. After the introduction and narrative chapters explain the historical background, individual chapters then analyse different understandings of the early church and church history; variant readings of the meaning of the royal supremacy, the role of bishops and canon law, and cathedrals; the very diverse experiences of religion in parishes, styles of worship and piety, church decoration, and Bible usage; and the competing claims to 'Anglican' orthodoxy of puritanism, 'avant-garde conformity' and Laudianism.

Queer Virtue

What LGBTQ People Know about Life and Love and How It Can Revitalize Christianity
Author: Elizabeth M. Edman
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807059080
Category: Christianity
Page: 200
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"Frustrated by the notion that Christian love = tolerance, Edman argues that Christianity, at its scriptural core, is not a tradition that is hostile to queer people but is, in fact, itself inherently queer. Edman reveals how queering Christianity that is, disrupting simplistic ways of thinking about gender and sexuality--can illuminate contemporary Christian faith and shows why queer Christians are gifts to the Church, "--NoveList.

Robert's Rules of Order


Author: Henry M. Robert
Publisher: Filiquarian Pub Llc
ISBN: 9781599869414
Category: Reference
Page: 124
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It has been said by one of the greatest of English writers on parliamentary law: "Whether these forms be in all cases the most rational or not is really not of so great importance. It is much more material that there should be a rule to go by, than what that rule is, that there may be a uniformity of proceeding in business, not subject to the caprice of the chairman, or captiousness of the members. It is very material that order, decency and regularity be preserved in a dignified public body." This work is the classic edition of Robert's Rules of Order. Originally published in 1875, Roberts Rules of Order is a manual of rules for deliberative assemblies and is often used in business, government and other governing bodies.

Preparing for Baptism in the Episcopal Church


Author: Anne E. Kitch
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 081923172X
Category: Religion
Page: 56
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Parents (or any adult seeker) who are not active or do not have any knowledge of the Episcopal Church often return to a church to have their child baptized. Many adults who never had a relationship with a faith community often seek baptism when they join a congregation for the first time. As our society becomes more secular, those who enter our churches are neophytes in more ways than in previous generations. This is an accessible resource that clergy can give to families who seek to have an infant or child baptized or to an adult who desires to be baptized, not having been affiliated with a faith tradition previously. Many new parents do not have an understanding of the service of Holy Baptism in the Episcopal Church, what is "required" of them as a parent or how to prepare their child to receive the sacrament, including what it implies for the future formation and involvement of their family in living a Christian life. Contributors include James Turrell (history of baptism) and Tracey Herzer (choosing and preparing godparents). Chapter outline: 1. Introduction: What Christian Baptism is All About 2. A Brief History of Baptism 3. Adults Preparing for Baptism 4. Parents Preparing for the Baptism of Infants and Children 5. Preparing Children for Baptism 6. Choosing and Preparing Godparents 7. The Baptismal Covenant 8. The Episcopal Baptismal Rite in the Book of Common Prayer 9. Remember Your Baptism (Adults and Children) 10. Outline for Baptismal Instruction 11. Q&A: Episcopal Baptismal Practices 23. Resources - Baptismal Request Form for the Parish Church, Information for Godparents, Further Reading

Guerrillas of Grace

Prayers for the Battle
Author: Ted Loder
Publisher: Augsburg Books
ISBN: 9781451418736
Category: Self-Help
Page: 136
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For nearly two decades, this classic collection of tough, beautiful, and earthy prayers has lightened hearts and dared spirits to soar.

Journal of the Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church, in the State of North-Carolina

Held in the Church at Salisbury, on Thursday, April 10th; Friday, April 11th; Saturday, April 12th; And Monday, April 14th, 182
Author: Episcopal Church
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780666151735
Category: Reference
Page: 36
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Excerpt from Journal of the Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church, in the State of North-Carolina: Held in the Church at Salisbury, on Thursday, April 10th; Friday, April 11th; Saturday, April 12th; And Monday, April 14th, 1823 The Rev. Adam empie was elected President, and the Rev. R. S. Mason Secretary of the Convention. Certificates of organization for the two following Churches were presented, and the said Churches, in compliance with their petition, were admitted into union, viz: St. Andrew's Church, Burke co. Presented by the Rev. R. J. Miller, and St. Stephen's Church, Oxford, by the Rev. Wm. M. Green. The following persons then appeared as Delegates from the said Churches, and were admitted to seats in the Convention - viz: Mark. M. Henderson from St. Stephen's Church, Oxford, and Joseph Lever from St. And1ew' 3 Church, Burke co. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Scattering Ashes

A Memoir of Letting Go
Author: Joan Z. Rough
Publisher: She Writes Press
ISBN: 1631520962
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
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When her alcoholic and emotionally abusive mother’s health declines, Joan Rough invites her to move in with her. Rough longs to be the “good daughter,” helping her narcissistic mother face the reality of her coming death. But when repressed memories of childhood abuse by her mother arise, Rough is filled with deep resentment and hatred toward the woman who birthed her, and her dream of mending their tattered relationship shatters. Seven years later, when her mother dies, she is left with a plastic bag of her mother’s ashes and a diagnosis of PTSD. What will she do with them? Courageous and unflinchingly honest, Scattering Ashes is a powerful chronicle of letting go of a loved one, a painful past, and fear―a journey that will bring hope to others who grapple with the pain and repercussions of abuse.

The Church

God's Pilgrim People
Author: David Zac Niringiye
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830899251
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
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Was the church Jesus' idea? From huge edifices to humble storefronts, from high church Anglicans to exuberant Pentecostals, from the Middle East to Asia to Africa—can this all be the church, so varied and far flung? From his roots in Africa, David Zac Niringiye takes us on the journey of a pilgrim people, helping us to appreciate what the church is at all times and in all places. This introduction provides a biblical theology that tells the story of the people and promise of God through Moses, of the kingdom of God in Christ, and work of his people by the Holy Spirit. Being people on a journey means we are strangers and foreigners, yet also a people with a purpose, with a mission. We are a people who live in hope, looking forward to the justice, peace and joy God has planned.

Anglican Family Prayer Book


Author: N.A
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9780819225658
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Episcopal Handbook, Revised Edition


Author: Morehouse Publishing
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0819229563
Category: Religion
Page: 272
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• Revised edition of a bestseller • Sharpened focus, new sections, expanded glossary • Adapted for wider range of uses and settings The original Episcopal Handbook, published in 2008, was an instant classic and has been a bestseller ever since. Still providing helpful and insightful information about the Episcopal ethos with a certain amount of whimsy and complete accessibility, this revision maintains the best features of the original work, but adds an update and an expansion on the church today. In addition to updating out-of-date references and correcting a few inaccuracies, the revision highlights Episcopal diversity—including more women and people of color in the biographical material—as well as focusing more on Episcopalians rather than Anglicans. Some new illustrations are included as well. Some material originally presented in tabular form has been adapted into a more accessible narrative format. This includes new sections on church governance, the origins of religious belief, and a capsule summary of church history. The glossary has also been expanded. The goal is to provide a book suitable for a wide range of uses and settings: for Sunday schools, confirmations, inquirer classes—and for everyone from visitors to vestries. The revision brokers an incredible compendium of information in an informal, user-friendly, and accessible format. For lifelong Episcopalians, newcomers, and those wishing to sample and explore the beliefs and organization of the denomination.