By Cheryl White. The diocese has been the organizational framework for the life of the Church throughout the ages.
We need to ask smaller dioceses present us with a problem to be solved or a parabolic challenge to be answered.
The role of bishops now itself a part of the struggle for the Episcopal Church’s faithful mission.
By Peter M. Doll. If the ardent spirits of youth brought Henry Caswall to America, a more mature Romanticism later channeled them into a hopeful vision of a worldwide communion of Anglican churches.
By John C. Bauerschmidt. “All the whole realm shall have but one use”: with this phrase the preface of the first Book of Common Prayer marked the end of the old liturgical regime that had prevailed in England in the Middle Ages, with various liturgical “uses” prevailing in different dioceses, religious orders, and cathedral churches, and the establishment of one use throughout England, authorized by Parliament and enforced by the power of the Crown.
The canon of Scripture contains “all things necessary for salvation,” but it does not contain all things necessary for running the Church. This latter task is fulfilled by canon law.
General Convention’s structure has slavishly copied in ecclesial ink the politics and legislative processes of American culture.
By Derek Olsen. How should we consider the roles and responsibilities of the presiding bishop and the president of the House of Deputies — historically, theologically, and canonically?