(Lizzie) (Apr. 3, 1872-Dec. 14, 1906). Pioneer educator among African Americans. She was born in Talbotton, Georgia. Wright was the seventh child of an African American carpenter and former slave, John Wesley Wright, and a full-blooded Cherokee Indian mother, Virginia Rolfe. Wright graduated from... 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. It was known as the Missionary District of Wuhu until Oct. 17, 1913, when the name was changed to the Missionary District of Anking. It became a part of the... Read More »

(c. 1008-Jan. 18, 1095). Bishop of Worcester during the Norman Conquest. He was born in Long Itchington, near Warwick, England, and educated at the monastic schools at Evesham and Peterborough. Wulfstan was ordained between 1033 and 1038. He became a monk at Worcester, where he later became prior.... Read More »

(c. 1330-1384). English reformer of the fourteenth century. Wycliffe was born in Ipreswell (now Hipswell) in Yorkshire, England. He entered Oxford University around 1345 and received his doctorate in theology around 1372. Wycliffe was appointed rector of Fillingham, Lincolnshire, in 1361, warden of... Read More »

Wyoming was part of the Missionary District of the Northwest from Oct. 19, 1859, until Oct. 21, 1865, when it came under the jurisdiction of the Missionary District of Colorado and Parts Adjacent. From Oct. 4, 1866, until Oct. 30, 1874, it was part of the Missionary District of Colorado, New Mexico... Read More »

Name given to one of the four sources of the Pentateuch by scholars who accept the Documentary Theory of the Pentateuch's composition. It is called the Yahwist because it uses the name Yahweh for God from the time of creation (Gn 2). It is found in the books of Genesis, Exodus, Numbers, and... Read More »

On Sept. 13, 1722, the day after commencement at Yale College, seven Congregationalist clergy from Connecticut met with the Yale trustees and announced that they questioned the validity of their ordinations. The seven were Timothy Cutler, rector of Yale College, Daniel Brown, tutor at Yale College... Read More »

The General Convention of 1874 constituted Japan a missionary district and named it the Missionary District of Yedo. Its name was changed to the Missionary District of Tokyo in 1893.

York College traces its origins to an academy founded in 1787 by the Rev. John Andrews (1746-1813), rector of St. John's Church. The Diocese of Central Pennsylvania took over the school in 1873. The first two principals were the Rev. Octavius Perinchief (d. 1877), and the Rev. Henry Lafayette... Read More »

Periodical for youth published by the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society from 1867 to 1911. Its editors included Marie H. Bullfinch 1867-71, Susan Lavinia Emery, 1871-74, and Julia Chester Emery, 1874-76. The magazine was published monthly until 1873 when it absorbed another journal, Carrier... Read More »

A publishing company founded in 1885. In 1918 its name was changed to Morehouse Publishing Company. Young Churchman published hundreds of books during its existence.

This monthly magazine had the subtitle "A Magazine of Religious and Entertaining Knowledge." It was published at New York from Jan. 1846 until Dec. 1848. The editor and proprietor was Jesse Ames Spencer (1816-1898), an Episcopal priest.

(Oct. 30, 1820-Nov. 15, 1885). Teacher of liturgics and church music, and Bishop of Florida. He was born in Pittston, Maine. Young attended Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut. He graduated from the Virginia Theological Seminary in 1845. He was ordained deacon on Apr. 20, 1845, and priest... Read More »

(Jan. 21, 1898-June 24, 1956). Priest and educator. He was born in New York City. Zabriskie received his B.A. in 1920 from Princeton University and his B.D. in 1924 from the Virginia Theological Seminary. He was ordained deacon on June 15, 1924, and served at St. John's Church, New York. He... Read More »

See Authorized Services (1973), or the "Zebra Book.”

In the eastern liturgical tradition, hot water is added to the chalice after the breaking of the bread to symbolize the descent of the Spirit and the vibrant energy of faith. This practice is known as the zeon. The term is from the Greek for "boiling."

A skullcap worn by clerics. It is small, round, and its color may reflect the order of ministry of the wearer. It may be worn at the eucharist, but it is removed during the eucharistic canon.

See Protestantism.

(Ulrich) (Jan. 1, 1484-Oct. 11, 1531). The leading Protestant Reformer in German-speaking Switzerland. His receptionist understanding of the eucharist may have had some influence on Thomas Cranmer and subsequent Anglican theology. He was born in Wildhaus, Switzerland. Zwingli received his B.A. in... Read More »