[Magdalen] TEC talk

Simon Kershaw simon at kershaw.org.uk
Mon Oct 21 10:03:39 UTC 2019

Actually it was the fourth entity, after the Church of England, the 
Church of Ireland and the Scottish Episcopal Church.

And the term "Anglican" had not been adopted for the purpose of 
labelling churches in communion with Canterbury: if it was used at all 
it was as an adjective for the Church of England, Ecclesia Anglicana.

The distinguishing feature of the the protestant churches in Scotland 
and the US was their episcopalian form of government, hence the 
Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America. No one 
balked at being described as "protestant" until after the Oxford 
Movement took hold.

I'd have thought that something like the "Episcopal Church in America" 
(or "in the Americas") would have been a better name, one that did not 
seem to imply global rights. (The Convocation of European churches 
clearly being extra-territorial.)


On 2019-10-21 09:58, Ferdinand von Prondzynski (Emeritus) wrote:
> Lynn, you are absolutely right, and that is what happened when Sam
> Seabury was consecrated in Aberdeen. The decision by the Scottish
> Episcopal Church to do that created the third entity and with that the
> Anglican Communion. The US Episcopal Church is called ‘Episcopal’
> because it was the daughter of the Scottish Church, of that name.
> Ferdinand
> Sent from my iPad
>> On Oct 21, 2019, at 03:48, Lynn Ronkainen <houstonklr at gmail.com> 
>> wrote:
>> I thought The Anglican Communion occurred when there became a third 
>> entity, across the ocean, that was no longer under complete control of 
>> the "Church of England".
>> Lynn

Simon Kershaw
simon at kershaw.org.uk
St Ives, Cambridgeshire

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