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Archaic term for the forty days of Lent or the First Sunday in Lent. See Pre-Lent season.

Canticle 10 of the BCP (pp. 86-87), also known as the Second Song of Isaiah, based on Is 55:6-11. Many OT scholars identify the author of this canticle to be Deutero-Isaiah, or Second Isaiah, who lived some 150 years after Isaiah of Jerusalem during the Babylonian exile. This canticle begins, "Seek... Read More »

See Athanasian Creed.

The 1877 General Convention voted to divide the Diocese of Illinois into three dioceses. The three dioceses are Quincy, Springfield, and Chicago. The Diocese of Quincy includes the following counties: Adams, Brown, Bureau, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Knox, McDonough, Mercer, Peoria, Pike, Schuyler,... Read More »

See Pre-Lenten Season.

(Dec. 22, 1824-Feb. 15, 1898). Bishop and Educator. He was born in Stamford, Connecticut, and attended Trinity School in New York. In 1847 Quintard received his M.D. degree from University Medical College, New York University. For a year he worked at Bellevue Hospital. He moved to Athens, Georgia,... Read More »

See Choir.

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.