The Episcopal Church traces
its roots to Church of England parishes founded in the colonial
period. After the War for Independence created the United States,
members of these parishes united to form the Protestant Episcopal
Church in the United States. The Episcopal Church now extends beyond
the borders of the U.S. to include members in places as far apart as
Taiwan, Columbia, and Italy. The Episcopal Church is a member of the
Anglican Communion, a fellowship of independent churches that have
some form of historical tie to the Church of England and use some
version of the Book of Common Prayer in their worship. Anglicanism,
as the branch of Christianity represented in the Anglican Communion
is known, is neither Roman Catholic nor Protestant, but a via
media (middle way) that honors both traditions.
You can learn more about The Episcopal Church from
the links below. Click on a picture to go to the Web site.