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(June 9, 1906-June 6, 1980). Influential opponent of the ordination of women and a leader of splinter groups. He was born in Neenah, Wisconsin. DuBois received his B.A. from Lawrence College in 1928 and his S.T.B. from the General Theological Seminary in 1931. He was ordained deacon on Apr. 12,... Read More »

This school was one of the recognized theological seminaries of the Episcopal Church. It operated from Sept. 21, 1921, until Aug. 1944. It was founded by the Rev. William Sterling Claiborne (1877-1933) to train men for ordained ministry in rural areas. It was named in honor of William Porcher... Read More »

(Apr. 11, 1836-Aug. 18, 1918). Theologian and educator. He was born in Winnsboro, South Carolina. He graduated from The Citadel in 1855, and received his M.A. from the University of Virginia in 1859. His study for the ordained ministry at the Theological Seminary of the Protestant Episcopal Church... Read More »

(Aug. 31, 1858-Sept. 29, 1932). Peace and labor activist. She was born in Nebraska, probably in Florence. Dudley graduated with the first class of Bryn Mawr College in 1889. She was acquainted with the founders of the settlement house movement. She participated in the establishment of the College... Read More »

A term used in medieval theology to distinguish the reverence which may legitimately be paid to the saints from the worship (latria) which is paid only to God. Since both words can be translated as worship in English and most other languages, the distinction was important in the controversies... Read More »

The General Convention of 1895 voted to divide the Diocese of Minnesota and created the Missionary Diocese of Duluth. It consisted of the following counties: Aitken, Becker, Beltram, Benson, Big Stone, Carlton, Cass, Clay, Clearwater, Cook, Crow Wing, Douglas, Grant, Hahnomen, Hubbard, Itasca,... Read More »

(May 4, 1892-Aug. 12, 1971). Bishop and leading ecumenist. He was born in New York City. Dun received his B.A. from Yale University in 1914 and his B.D. from the Episcopal Theological School in 1917. He was ordained deacon on May 17, 1917, and priest on Nov. 20, 1917. Dun was vicar of St. Andrew... Read More »

(c. 909-May 19, 988). Monk, statesman, educator, Benedictine monastic reformer, and Archbishop of Canterbury. In 943 he became the Abbot of Glastonbury. He made Glastonbury famous for its asceticism and scholarship. In 957 he became the Bishop of Worcester. In 959 he became Bishop of London. That... Read More »

(Sept. 24, 1810-July 29, 1900). Nineteenth-century leader of the evangelical party. He was born in Shaftesbury, Vermont. Dyer graduated from Kenyon College in 1833 and studied at Bexley Hall. He was ordained deacon on Sept. 7, 1834, and priest on Sept. 11, 1836. Dyer taught school for a while. In... Read More »

(July 11, 1887-Feb. 7, 1983). Canon lawyer. He was born in Brooklyn, New York. Dykman received his B.A. from Yale University in 1909, and his LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1912. He was admitted to the New York bar in 1913. Dykman was chancellor of the Diocese of Long Island, 1925-1952, and a... Read More »


Glossary definitions provided courtesy of Church Publishing Incorporated, New York, NY,(All Rights reserved) from "An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church, A User Friendly Reference for Episcopalians," Don S. Armentrout and Robert Boak Slocum, editors.