What is the Episcopal Church?
The Episcopal Church (Anglican) is a part of the Christian Church and as such has had a continuous, uninterrupted existence since the foundation of the church.
It is part of the World Anglican Communion, which is one of the largest branches of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. The Anglican Communion currently has more than 80 million members.
It is also a reformed church. This is because during the sixteenth century, when the Church of England separated from the authority of the Bishop of Rome, various reforms were made, such as: Returning to the Sacred Scriptures as a rule of faith, doing the offices of worship in the Language of the people, to put an end to the abuses that had arisen during the Middle Ages and to abolish compulsory celibacy.