This weekly periodical began publication at Chicago in 1861, and continued until June 22, 1871. It was absorbed by the Churchman.
The American Missal: The Complete Liturgy of the American Book of Common Prayer with Additional Devotional Material Appropriate to the Same. It was first published in 1931 by Morehouse Publishing Company. A revised edition appeared in 1951 with the copyright: Earle Hewitt Maddux, S.S.J.E. A note on... Read More »
See Church Review and Ecclesiastical Register, The.
On July 7, 1870, the Convocation of the Province of Canterbury, England, voted to invite some "American divines" to join in the work of revising the Bible. An American Revision Committee was organized on Dec. 7, 1871, and began work on Oct. 4, 1872. In 1901 their work was published as The Holy... Read More »
A rectangular piece of white cloth that may serve as a hood or be rolled down to serve as the collar of an alb. The amice is tied beneath the alb by attached strings. Many modern albs have replaced the amice with a collar or an attached hood.
A vessel or container for consecrated oils. Ampullae of clay or glass were found in the tomb walls of ancient Christian catacombs. They held oil or perfume for anointing the dead. Ampullae have also been used to hold oil for lamps at shrines of martyrs.
This memorial prayer of remembrance recalls for the worshiping community past events in their tradition of faith that are formative for their identity and self-understanding. The prayers of anamnesis in the various eucharistic prayers emphasize and make present the saving events of Jesus'... Read More »
The central prayer of the Eucharist, also known as the Great Thanksgiving, including the consecration, the Anamnesis, and the communion. Anaphora is derived from the Greek, meaning a "lifting up" or "offering."
The term is derived from the Greek word for "suspended," and it concerns the official separation from the church of members guilty of persistent heresy or grave moral offenses. St. Paul pronounces anathemas on those who do not love the Lord (1 Cor 16:22), or who preach a gospel other than his (Gal... Read More »
A person under religious vows who generally does not leave his or her habitation. An anchorite lives enclosed in a room or cell, usually in very confined conditions. This kind of asceticism preceded organized monasticism. Simeon the Stylite, who lived on top of a pillar, was an anchorite. Julian of... Read More »
About 1859, the Rev. Horatio Thomas Wells (1816-1871) bought the property in Bucks County where a Dr. William Chapman operated a school for boys with speech defects, known as a "stammering school." Here Wells opened a boarding school for boys, and in 1865-1866 the state legislature granted a... Read More »
(Sept. 8, 1865-Jan. 30, 1930). Seventeenth Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, and advocate for world peace and Christian unity. He was born in Kemptville, Ontario, Canada, and educated at Trinity College School, Port Hope, Ontario. He was ordained deacon on Dec. 11, 1887, and priest on Dec.... Read More »
(The brother of Simon Peter. ) They were both fishermen. It was Andrew who brought the boy with the loaves and fishes to Jesus for the feeding of the multitude. The tradition claims that he was crucified on an X-shaped cross. Andrew has been the patron saint of Scotland since the middle of the... Read More »
(1555-Sept. 26, 1626). Bishop and spiritual writer. He was born in Barking, England. He received his B.A. from Pembroke Hall in 1575, and was ordained in 1580. From 1589 until 1605 he was master of Pembroke, and in 1601 he became dean of Westminster. Andrewes was consecrated Bishop of Chichester on... Read More »
(Dec. 6, 1637-Feb. 27, 1714). He was governor of the province of New York, 1674-1681, and governor of the Dominion of New England, 1686-1689, where he was a supporter of the Anglican Church and an opponent of the Puritans. From 1692 to 1698 he was governor of the province of Virginia. He was... Read More »
(Apr. 3, 1791-July 28, 1821). The first Episcopal clergyman to serve as an overseas missionary. He was born in Cornwall, Vermont, and studied for the ministry under Bishop Alexander Viets Griswold of the Eastern Diocese. He was ordained deacon on June 19, 1816, and priest on Aug. 22, 1817. Andrus... Read More »
Created spirits that are understood to be sent as messengers of God to human beings. Angels are spiritual beings of a different created order from humanity. They are "spirits in the divine service, sent to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation" (Heb 1:14). Angels are... Read More »
See Hail Mary.
Devotion in honor of the Incarnation, traditionally done three times a day and accompanied by the ringing of a bell. The devotion typically includes repetition of scriptural verses concerning the Incarnation, followed by the prayer "Hail Mary" (Ave), and concluding with the collect of the... Read More »
The Historical Magazine of the Protestant Episcopal Church began publication in 1932. With the Mar. 1987 issue the name was changed to Anglican and Episcopal History. It began to cover all churches of the Anglican Communion. International members were added to the editorial board. With the new name... Read More »
The quarterly journal of Affirming Anglican Catholicism in North America. It began publication in Autumn 1994.
Chant in four-part harmony for psalms and canticles. Anglican chant reflects development and adaptation of medieval plainsong. Each half verse of the psalm or canticle begins with a reciting note, and concludes with a melodic ending.
The Anglican Chant Psalter was edited by Alec Wyton under the supervision of the Standing Commission on Church Music. It was published by the Church Hymnal Corporation. It followed the Oxford Anglican Psalter (1949), which was largely the work of Ray Francis Brown of the General Theological... Read More »
Churches in communion with the See of Canterbury throughout the world. Member churches exercise jurisdictional independence but share a common heritage concerning Anglican identity and commitment to scripture, tradition, and reason as sources of authority. Churches in the Anglican Communion... Read More »
A collection of intercessions for provinces, dioceses, and bishops throughout the Anglican Communion. The Anglican Cycle of Prayer is published annually by Forward Movement Publications. It also includes special requests for prayers and maps of most provinces.
A bi-monthly magazine that seeks to present "an Episcopal miscellany reflecting the ministry of the faithful throughout the Anglican communion." It is published by SPEAK, the Society for Promoting and Encouraging the Arts and Knowledge (of the Anglican Communion) at Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
At the 1958 Lambeth Conference, the Committee on Missionary Appeal and Strategy recommended that a full-time secretary of the Advisory Council on Missionary Strategy be appointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury with the approval of the Advisory Council. This officer was to collect and disseminate... Read More »
See Missal Mass.
A quarterly publication of the Episcopal Committee on Religion and Freedom, an affiliate of the Institute on Religion and Freedom. The Rev. David Apker began publishing Anglican Opinion in 1985 as a newsletter to provide a forum for Episcopalians who disagreed with institutional leaders on matters... Read More »
In 1971 the Diocese of Dallas began the Diocesan Ordination Course to prepare candidates for ordination who could not pursue training in a full-time residential seminary. In 1975 it was expanded to a five-year program of graduate study, and its name was changed to the Anglican School of Theology.... Read More »
A general theological journal serving the seminaries and colleges of the Episcopal Church by providing a forum where issues may be discussed with a view to deeper understanding. The ATR was founded in 1918, and publishes articles concerning theology, history of religion, social sciences, philosophy... Read More »
1) Published by the Anglican Consultative Council, this bi-monthly periodical provides news for the Anglican Communion. 2) A different periodical named Anglican World began publication in Nov. 1960 by Church Illustrated Limited, under the patronage of the Archbishops of Canterbury, York, and Dublin... Read More »
The first issue of this journal appeared at Easter 1945. It described itself as "A Quarterly News-Letter of the American Branch of the Anglican Society." The last issue was Winter 1969/1970. In the Spring of 1970 a new series began, and with the Fall and Winter 1993/1994 issue it became affiliated... Read More »
This way of life is the system of doctrine, and approach to polity of Christians in communion with the See of Canterbury. The term derives from the word which, in a variety of forms, refers to the people of the British Isles, and especially the English. Anglicanism reflects the balance and... Read More »
The Anglo-catholic movement was mainly inspired by the nineteenth-century Tractarian emphasis on the identity of Anglicanism with the catholic tradition of the church prior to the Reformation. It has placed considerable emphasis upon the sacramental life of the church, especially the central... Read More »
On Oct. 11, 1910, the House of Bishops voted to divide the Missionary District of Hankow in China and create the Missionary District of Wuhu. The name was changed to the Missionary District of Anking on Oct. 17, 1913. It went out of existence in 1949 when it became a part of the Holy Catholic... 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.