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The American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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Published: 1901
Language: English
Wordcount: 77,384 / 236 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 55.9
LoC Categories: AG, BR, BT
Downloads: 3,862
Added to site: 2010.01.08 26232
Genres: Religion, Reference

"A book which should be in the household of every member of the Church."--The World-Herald, Omaha.

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ons. When our Lord commanded His Apostles to go forth and make disciples of all nations, and they went forth to carry out this command, they gave to every nation to which they came the Church in its completeness with powers of perpetuity. To every nation were given the Christian Faith, the Apostolic Ministry, the Sacraments and the Christian Worship or Liturgy. Hence there {14} sprung up national Churches, all equal and having union with one another in these four essentials of Christian Truth and Order. The Episcopal Church in the United States by reason of its origin, history and character is to be regarded as one of these national churches and the name which is to embody this idea will no doubt be found and set forth by the proper ecclesiastical authority in due time. It is difficult to say just how the name "Protestant Episcopal" came into use, but it has always been a hindrance to our growth because it requires so much to be said in explanation, which is always a disadvantage. Meantime the name "American

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