It is a Christian church divided into nine provinces and has dioceses in the United States, Taiwan, Micronesia, the Caribbean, Central and South America, as well as the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe and the Navajoland Area Mission.
If you believe you may be called to the priesthood, or if people have suggested that you consider ordination, the Episcopal Church offers a process to help you to explore that call.The Book of Common Prayer (BCP) contains our prayers and services for our life as a church. Our liturgies for Holy Eucharist, for Baptism, for marriages and burials, for daily prayers, and for prayers and worship over almost any human experience live deep within the words of the BCP. We believe there are many ways to understand and experience the mystery of the Holy Trinity.These liturgies span thousands of years of Christian faith and human experiences of celebration, sin, grief, and joy. Many people sitting in the pews with you did not grow up in the Episcopal Church, but were drawn to the serenity and beauty of the liturgy, the love of tradition balanced with the ability to question and discern, and the inclusive welcome. And we believe God continues to dwell in the church, guiding us.When the American Revolution began, shifting from the Church of England to become the Episcopal Church was no easy choice.Many of the founders and upper crust of our country were Episcopalian, but we are no longer the church of the establishment. While many of us enjoyed watching the royal wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William, recognizing the words of the wedding service as our own, we are also energized by our own Episcopal identity.