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Episcopal church

  1. 1. Episcopal Church Parisa Fathi Tyler Futrell Alex Marchand Dylan Shelton
  2. 2. Founder <ul><li>Since the Episcopal church is essentially the Anglican church in the U.S., the founder is King Henry VIII. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Country of Origin <ul><li>Anglican church was founded in England, but the first Episcopal church was founded in Virginia. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Followers <ul><li>Estimated number of followers: 2,175,616 people </li></ul><ul><li>Decrease is due to decline of birth rate among Episcopalians, Northern Europeans, and accusations of supporting conservative views through prayer </li></ul><ul><li>Number of followers is decreasing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>11% decrease between 1995 to 2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1.5% decrease since 2007 </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Basic Beliefs <ul><li>Belief in the Book of Common Prayer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most Episcopalian beliefs and practices revolve around it </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Believe that Jesus is God incarnate and was resurrected </li></ul><ul><li>Belief in the Holy Trinity </li></ul><ul><li>Necessary sacraments include baptism and Holy Eucharist </li></ul><ul><li>Belief in Heaven and Hell </li></ul><ul><li>Include more rituals than Protestant churches </li></ul>
  6. 6. Issues <ul><li>Decline in followers </li></ul><ul><li>Most Episcopal churches strongly oppose homosexuality </li></ul><ul><li>Criticized for adopting beliefs based on politics </li></ul>
  7. 7. Offshoots <ul><li>Regional variations on Episcopalian thought </li></ul>
  8. 8. Training of Clergy <ul><li>A person can volunteer to become a member of the clergy. The community and established clergy must agree that the candidate is a suitable one. The candidate then moves on to a theology school specializing in Episcopalian matters. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Acceptance in Christian Community <ul><li>The Episcopal church is a relatively small branch of Christianity, but is a generally accepted branch. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Unique Rituals <ul><li>Only bishops administer confirmation. </li></ul><ul><li>Church doors are painted red to represent Christ’s blood. </li></ul><ul><li>The use of the Book of Common Prayers </li></ul>
  11. 11. Text Used <ul><li>The Bible </li></ul><ul><li>The Book of Common Prayers </li></ul>

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