Reformed Episcopal Church

An organization formed on 2 December 1873, by George Cummins. The name was adopted because of belief in some of the principles of the Church known as the Reformed Church of England and also the Protestant Episcopal Church. The Reformed Episcopal Church is in close relation with the Liturgical Free Churches, of England, and accepts the Apostles' Creed, the, Divine institution of the sacraments of Baptism; and the Lord's Supper, and the doctrines of grace, substantially as set forth in the Thirty-nine Articles for the Protestant Episcopal Church. Its government is in accord with the Protestant Episcopal Church, but episcopacy is regarded as "an ancient and desirable form of church government rather than as of divine right." It accepts the Book of Common Prayer, revised by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in 1785. One periodical is published. Foreign missionary work is carried on in India. They have a web site.

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