Episcopal is a denomination of Christianity. Split off from the church in 1534 CE by Henry VIII, who wanted a divorce. He requested an annulment from his marriage with Catherine of Aragon. The Pope denied his request, so Henry VII started the Church of England, which would follow closely to the Catholic Church.
Episcopalian has approximately 3,451,000 followers.
On Christmas gifts are exchanged to symbolize the gifts given to Jesus when he was born.
There is an Advent wreath, with 3 purple candles, symbolizing royalty and/or penance. The fourth is pink, symbolizing joy.
This day celebrates Jesus resurrecting from the dead.
- The Old and New Testaments hold authority and salvation for Christians.
- There are two sacraments, the Last Supper and Baptism.
- The early Christian church is respected.
"My memory is nearly gone, but I remember two things, that I am a great sinner, and that Christ is a great Saviour." John Newton, Anglican Priest, Age 82
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