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  • Answer questions for those new to the Episcopal Church Prepare for Confirmation Refresher Course a mature commitment to Christ Receive strength from the Holy Spirit Through prayer The laying on of hands by a bishop Book of Common Prayer (BCP) p. 860 Baptized Instructed in the Christian Faith Penitent for sins Affirm confession of Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord BCP, p. 860
  • Your gifts are important You have a ministry by virtue of baptism Church’s job is to support each other in living out that ministry Diverse group Traditional in way of worship Challenge you to grow in relationship to God and in serving your neighbor and God
  • Common Prayer: Prayer shapes believing. The Church is not held together by any confession other than the ancient creeds, worship is centered on a Book of Common Prayer. Incarnational Theology: emphasis on the sacraments and the Church as the Body of Christ in the world rather than as a group of the elect. Apostolic Faith: God in three persons, Jesus Christ as redeemer of the world, apostolic succession of bishops, the Scriptures of Old and New Testaments, the dominical sacraments of Baptism and the Eucharist, use of the ancient creeds. Moderation: The via media, authority of Scripture, reason, and tradition. Scripture read as a whole and not in pieces.
  • Roman Empire organized around dioceses and bishops English system organized around monasteries and abbots. Incorporated Celtic spirituality that focused on the goodness of the created world and the cross. 397 a.d. Pope Gregory the Great sends Augustine of Canterbury to England. Augustine finds an established Christian church. Works to change to Roman model. Resistance to change is symbolized by dispute over calculating the date for Easter. English used older method. Issue was resolved in 664 at the Synod of Whitby. Roman way of calculating date for Easter prevails.
  • Martin Luther (1483-1546) Augustine Monk. Questioned the sale of indulgences. On October 31, 1517, Luther nails 95 Theses to the door in Wittenburg inviting discussion and debate. Luther challenged the authority of the papacy Vernacular Bible Universal priesthood Salvation is a gift from God, received only by true faith and repentance and not mediated by the church
  • An 18th Century Church - 3 liturgical centers: baptismal font, altar, and pulpit - throughtout the colonial period and into the 19th century the pulpit was the focus of the entire liturgy. 1st level was lay reader/clerk who led the singing and responses. 2nd level, rector read Scripture and to lead prayers. 3rd level rector preached his sermon. - auditory churches. Focus of worship was on reading and preaching. Every worshiper should be able to hear the readings and sermon. - pews were generally box shaped with plank seats. The high walls were for warmth. Churches were unheated, so worshipers brought foot warmers - the closer a family sat to the holy table or pulpit the higher their social standing - service lasted 75-90 minutes and consisted of Morning Prayer, the Litany, Ante-Communion (the 1st part of the Communion Office, ending with the Gospel), a sermon, and concluding prayers - no procession. - clergy wore white surplices, often changing during the psalm to black cassocks - no hymns - Communion administered at least 4 times a year. Priest would come down from pulpit and go to the altar and stand halfway turned to the congregation.
  • Early Nineteenth Century - remained auditory churches. But followed the Lutheran/Calvinist practice of grouping the pulpit, the altar, and the font into the chancel area. - pulpit continued to dominate
  • Class 1

    1. 1. Inquirer's Class <ul><li>February 27, 2011 </li></ul>
    2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Who am I? </li></ul><ul><li>Who is this class for? </li></ul><ul><li>What is Confirmation? Being Received? </li></ul><ul><li>What is required to be Confirmed? To be Received? </li></ul>
    3. 3. Why should I be an Episcopalian? <ul><li>The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori </li></ul>
    4. 4. Schedule <ul><li>Feb. 27 - Introduction & Church History </li></ul><ul><li>March 6 - Book of Common Prayer & Role of Scripture </li></ul><ul><li>March 13 - NO CLASS </li></ul><ul><li>March 20 - The Creeds & The Baptismal Covenant </li></ul><ul><li>March 27 - Sacramental Life </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>April 3 - Church Structure & Ministries of the Church </li></ul><ul><li>April 10 - Engaging the World </li></ul><ul><li>April 17 - Chapel Walkabout & Prepare for </li></ul><ul><li>Confirmation Service </li></ul><ul><li>April 24 - NO CLASS </li></ul><ul><li>May 1 - Confirmation at the 6 p.m. Service </li></ul>
    6. 6. Ecclessia Anglicana <ul><li>a.k.a The Church of England </li></ul>
    7. 7. Distinctive Characteristics <ul><li>Common Prayer </li></ul><ul><li>Incarnational Theology </li></ul><ul><li>Apostolic Faith </li></ul><ul><li>Moderation ( via media ) </li></ul>
    8. 8. The Beginnings <ul><li>43 A.D. Christianity comes to Britain with the Roman invasion </li></ul><ul><li>400 A.D. Romans withdraw from Britain and Britain is left to its own devices </li></ul>
    9. 9. St. Patrick <ul><li>432 A.D. Made Bishop and begins missionary work in Ireland </li></ul>
    10. 10. St. Columba <ul><li>565 A.D. Founds monastery at Iona and begins missionary work in Scotland </li></ul>
    11. 11. St. Augustine of Canterbury <ul><li>597 A.D. Arrives in Britian and finds an existing Christian Church </li></ul>
    12. 12. William the Conqueror And Archbishop LanFranc
    13. 13. William II and St. Anselm
    14. 14. Henry II and St. Thomas Beckett
    15. 15. King John and Innocent III
    16. 16. Reformation on the Continent
    17. 17. Martin Luther <ul><li>October 31, 1517 - 95 Theses </li></ul><ul><li>Challenged papal authority </li></ul><ul><li>Vernacular Bible </li></ul><ul><li>Salvation is a gift </li></ul>
    18. 18. John Calvin 1509-1564 <ul><li>Predestination </li></ul><ul><li>Challenged centralized church structure </li></ul>
    19. 19. Reformation Comes to England
    20. 20. King Henry VIII 1509-1547 <ul><li>1527 asks for annulment </li></ul><ul><li>1534 Act of Supremacy </li></ul><ul><li>1536-40 Suppression of the Monasteries </li></ul><ul><li>Always considered himself a Catholic </li></ul>
    21. 21. Edward VI <ul><li>Ruled 1547-1553 </li></ul><ul><li>Calvinist influence </li></ul>
    22. 22. Queen Mary I <ul><li>Ruled 1553-1558 </li></ul><ul><li>Returned England to Catholicism </li></ul>
    23. 23. Thomas Cramner <ul><li>1549 & 1552 Book of Common Prayer </li></ul><ul><li>1553 42 Articles of Religion </li></ul><ul><li>1556 martyred under Mary I </li></ul>
    24. 24. Queen Elizabeth I <ul><li>Ruled 1558-1603 </li></ul><ul><li>The Elizabethan Settlement and the via media </li></ul><ul><li>Beginnings of truly Anglican Theology </li></ul>
    25. 25. Richard Hooker <ul><li>Treatise of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity </li></ul><ul><li>The three legged stool </li></ul>
    26. 26. The Episcopal Church USA
    27. 27. What's in a Name?
    28. 28. Samuel Seabury <ul><li>Consecrated bishop in 1784 by conjuring Scottish bishops </li></ul>
    29. 29. William White <ul><li>EpiscopalChurches in the United States Considered in 1782 </li></ul><ul><li>Consecrated as a bishop by English bishops in 1787 </li></ul>
    30. 30. Samuel Provost <ul><li>Consecrated as a bishop by English Bishops in 1787 </li></ul><ul><li>Three is the magic number . . . almost... </li></ul>
    31. 31. History of Worship <ul><li>Theology and the Wandering Altar </li></ul>
    32. 36. Engaging the World <ul><li>Missions, Outreach, & Social Justice </li></ul>
    33. 37. Mission Work <ul><li>Missionary work begins in 1830 </li></ul><ul><li>Parish based charities, prison reform, public education </li></ul><ul><li>Late 19th and 20th Centuries, church becomes part of the Social Justice Gospel Movement. focuses on Labor Concerns </li></ul>
    34. 38. African-Americans in the Church <ul><li>Absalom Jones ordained a priest in 1804 </li></ul><ul><li>The Civil War and Slavery </li></ul>
    35. 39. Jonathan Daniels March 20, 1935 to August 20, 1965 <ul><li>Seminary student </li></ul><ul><li>Hayneville, Alabama </li></ul>
    36. 40. Women in the Church
    37. 41. Deaconess Harriet Bedell <ul><li>1922 Set apart as a deaconess </li></ul><ul><li>Drove an average of 20,000 miles a year </li></ul>
    38. 42. The Rev. Florence Li Tim-Oi
    39. 43. The Most Rt. Rev. Katherine Jefferts Schori <ul><li>Elected as Presiding Bishop in 2006 </li></ul>
    40. 44. What does the future hold? <ul><li>Issues over human sexuality </li></ul><ul><li>Interpretation of Scripture </li></ul><ul><li>Poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Concerns </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship with the Anglican Communion </li></ul>
    41. 45. Next Time <ul><li>The role of Scripture </li></ul><ul><li>The Book of Common Prayer </li></ul>
    42. 46. Inquirer's Class <ul><li>February 27, 2011 </li></ul>