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Protestant Episcopal Church   /prˈɑtəstənt ɪpˈɪskəpəl tʃərtʃ/   Listen
Protestant Episcopal Church

United States church that is in communication with the see of Canterbury.  Synonym: Episcopal Church.

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"Protestant Episcopal Church" Quotes from Famous Books

... Church was introduced into Ireland, and took a firm hold there. In England its successes were paralleled with much opposition, and in 1749, after several years of preparation, an appeal was made to Parliament for recognition as a Protestant Episcopal Church, with full liberty of conscience and worship throughout Great Britain and her colonies. General Oglethorpe warmly championed their cause, and after a thorough investigation of Moravian history and doctrine, the bill was passed, May 12th, 1749, and the Moravian right ...
— The Moravians in Georgia - 1735-1740 • Adelaide L. Fries

... The Secretary of the Protestant Episcopal Church of America writes: "All ordained men on our missionary staff in Africa, from the Bishop down, are colored men. I think we have concluded that, all things considered, except for the work of higher education, ...
— The American Missionary, Volume 42, No. 12, December, 1888 • Various

... to the vaulted roof and arrested there. He now also heard their spiritual voices resulting from the earnestness of their prayers. These were rung through the vaster vault of space, arousing a spiritual echo beyond the constellations and the nebulae. The service, which was that of the Protestant Episcopal Church, touched him as deeply as usual, after which the rector ascended the steps to ...
— A Journey in Other Worlds - A Romance of the Future • John Jacob Astor

... which never forsook him made him ready to face the inevitable at any moment with an unruffled spirit. In this he was helped by his religious faith, which was as simple as it was profound. He had been brought up in the Protestant Episcopal Church, and to that church he always adhered; for its splendid liturgy and stately forms appealed to him and satisfied him. He loved it too as the church of his home and his childhood. Yet he was as far as possible from being sectarian, and there is not a ...
— George Washington, Vol. II • Henry Cabot Lodge

Words linked to "Protestant Episcopal Church" :   Church of England, vicar, Anglican Church, Episcopalian, Anglican Communion

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