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True, although just because you see "Church of" should not lead one to presume it is episcopalian/anglican.drbob1972 said:its effectively one and the same the "anglican" and "episcopalian" churches are all members of the anglican communion, in the US and Scotland they are called the "episcopalian church in many other they are calle the church of <<country>>
I've only ever known 'Episcopalian' to be used by churches with a high level of attendance by tourists such as St Patrick's Cathedral. We don't want to confuse our Yankee brethren you know.mactheknife said:I've noticed several (Irish, Dublin) Church of Ireland churches use the term "episcopalian", whereas most use "anglican" -and a few, both - to describe themselves. Is there any particular reason for this?
is it a matter of preference?
Interesting observation about the tourist central churches. I would recognise that as being the case now you mention it.St Disibod said:I've only ever known 'Episcopalian' to be used by churches with a high level of attendance by tourists such as St Patrick's Cathedral. We don't want to confuse our Yankee brethren you know.
I think that's about all the thought that's gone into it. If someone knows more, please correct me.
Ha hajohnfás said:
I've never come across one.mactheknife said:Would any Church of Ireland members prefer the term "episcopalian" to "anglican"?
I apologise its episcopal and it was a purposeful anagram. Apparently the guy who founded pepsi was based in an office opposite an episcopalian church in USA and formed an anagram around the word episcopal. Thats what I heard anyway! I'm sure its on wikipedia or something.Mikewex said:
The people I know who are informed and you might say committed members of the Church of Ireland Church wouldn't really care, though Anglican or simply Church of Ireland is probably more widespread.mactheknife said:
never heard of any one expressing an interestmactheknife said:
Long gap between question and answer there...The Anglican Communion is a communion of churches that have an esicopal form of governance, in other words they are lead by bishops. There are churches in the communion that are called the Church of (Fill in Country here) and there are churches known as The Episcopal Church of (Fill in Country here). There are small differences in the the beliefs of the different churches but the core beliefs and practices are the same. The Episcopal Churches are known as Espiscopal, a member of the church is known as an Episcopalian. That is a little confusing to an outsider but it's like the country of Ireland and a citizen being known Irish, not the country and citizen being called the same thing.