The name of our denomination comes from the Greek New Testament word for Bishop, episcopos (literally, 'overseer'). We are an episcopal church in that we have Bishops.
The Episcopal Church is the name of our denomination comes from the New Testament word for Bishop, episcopos (Greek: literally "overseer"). Ours is an "episcopal" church in that we have bishops in "apostolic succession" from the original apostles.
an autonomous branch of the Anglican Communion in Scotland
United States church that is in communication with the see of Canterbury
The Episcopal Church is the American branch of the Anglican Communion. The Episcopal Church came into existence as an independent denomination after the American Revolution. Today it has around 2,400,000 members in the United States and a lesser number in Latin America. The leader of the Episcopal Church is the Presiding Bishop, the Most Reverend Frank Griswold.
The Anglican church in the United States, known prior to the American Revolution as the Church of England. It is governed by a bicameral General Convention, which meets every three years, and by an Executive Council during interim years. The Episcopal Church is a province of the Anglican Communion.