How Much Do You Know About Episcopalian Church?

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How Much Do You Know About Episcopalian Church? - Quiz

Episcopal Church is the United States-based member church of the worldwide Anglican Communion. Do you know enough about it to pass this test? Let us find out what you’re made of!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who is considered the founder of the Episcopal church?

    • A.

      King Henry VIII

    • B.

      Jesus Christ

    • C.

      Martin Luther King

    • D.

      Mohammad

    Correct Answer
    A. King Henry VIII
    Explanation
    King Henry VIII is considered the founder of the Episcopal Church because he established the Church of England in the 16th century. Henry VIII broke away from the Roman Catholic Church and declared himself the head of the newly formed Church of England. This act, known as the English Reformation, led to the creation of the Episcopal Church, which is the Anglican church in the United States.

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  • 2. 

    With what other church is Episcopal Church in communion?

    • A.

      The United Church of Christ

    • B.

      The Catholic Church

    • C.

      The Church of England

    • D.

      The Orthodox Church

    Correct Answer
    C. The Church of England
    Explanation
    The Episcopal Church is in communion with the Church of England. This means that they share a common faith, worship practices, and can exchange clergy without reordination. This relationship allows for a closer partnership and collaboration between the two churches, fostering unity and cooperation in their mission and ministry.

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  • 3. 

    Who is an equivalent to Pope in Episcopal Church?

    • A.

      The Cardinal of Madrid

    • B.

      The Archbishop of Canterbury

    • C.

      The Pope

    • D.

      The Cardinal of Canterbury

    Correct Answer
    B. The Archbishop of Canterbury
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the Archbishop of Canterbury. In the Episcopal Church, the Archbishop of Canterbury holds a position similar to that of the Pope in the Roman Catholic Church. The Archbishop of Canterbury is the senior bishop and leader of the Church of England, which is the mother church of the Anglican Communion. They have authority and influence over the Episcopal Church and play a significant role in matters of doctrine and governance.

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  • 4. 

    What does the word "episcopal" means?

    • A.

      Led by priests

    • B.

      Organized into dioceses

    • C.

      Assisted by deacons

    • D.

      Governed by bishops

    Correct Answer
    D. Governed by bishops
    Explanation
    The word "episcopal" refers to a form of church governance that is led by bishops. In an episcopal system, bishops have authority over a group of churches, known as a diocese. They oversee the spiritual and administrative affairs of the church, and are responsible for making decisions and providing guidance to the clergy and the congregation. This form of governance is hierarchical, with bishops holding the highest level of authority within the church structure. Deacons and priests may assist bishops in their duties, but the ultimate authority lies with the bishops.

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  • 5. 

    What is the prayer book of the Episcopal Church?

    • A.

      There's no such book

    • B.

      The Book of Common Prayer

    • C.

      The Bible

    • D.

      The books of Psalms and Proverbs in the Bible

    Correct Answer
    B. The Book of Common Prayer
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Book of Common Prayer. The Book of Common Prayer is the prayer book used by the Episcopal Church. It contains the liturgy, prayers, and rituals for worship services and sacraments. It is a central text in the Episcopal tradition and is used for both private and public worship.

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  • 6. 

    One of the following is true (three are not true).

    • A.

      Women cannot be priests

    • B.

      A gay person can be a priest

    • C.

       An Episcopalian priest must remain celibate

    • D.

      You have to be Episcopalian to receive the Sacrament of communion

    Correct Answer
    B. A gay person can be a priest
    Explanation
    The statement "A gay person can be a priest" is true. This means that being gay does not disqualify someone from becoming a priest. Sexual orientation does not determine one's eligibility for priesthood in many religious denominations, including the Episcopal Church.

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  • 7. 

    One of the following is true (three are not true).

    • A.

      Women can be priests

    • B.

      You have to be Episcopalian to receive the Sacrament of communion

    • C.

      A gay person cannot be a priest

    • D.

      An Episcopalian priest must remain celibate

    Correct Answer
    A. Women can be priests
    Explanation
    The statement "Women can be priests" is true. This means that it is possible for women to hold the role of a priest within the Episcopalian Church. This statement affirms the inclusion and acceptance of women in the priesthood, challenging traditional gender roles and promoting gender equality within the religious institution.

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  • 8. 

    One of the following is true (three are not true).

    • A.

      An Episcopalian priest must remain celibate

    • B.

      You don't have to be Episcopalian to receive the Sacrament of communion

    • C.

      A gay person cannot be a priest

    • D.

      Women cannot be priests

    Correct Answer
    B. You don't have to be Episcopalian to receive the Sacrament of communion
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that you don't have to be Episcopalian to receive the Sacrament of communion. This means that individuals who are not members of the Episcopal Church can still participate in the sacrament. The other statements are false. An Episcopalian priest is not required to remain celibate, as they are allowed to marry. Being gay does not disqualify someone from becoming a priest in the Episcopal Church, as they are inclusive and accepting of LGBTQ+ individuals. Additionally, women can be priests in the Episcopal Church, as they have been ordained as priests since the 1970s.

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  • 9. 

    One of the following is true (three are not true).

    • A.

      You have to be Episcopalian to receive the Sacrament of communion

    • B.

      An Episcopalian priest doesn't have to remain celibate

    • C.

      A gay person cannot be a priest

    • D.

      Women cannot be priests

    Correct Answer
    B. An Episcopalian priest doesn't have to remain celibate
    Explanation
    The given answer states that an Episcopalian priest doesn't have to remain celibate. This means that it is not a requirement for an Episcopalian priest to abstain from sexual relations or marriage. This statement suggests that unlike some other religious denominations, the Episcopalian Church allows its priests to have intimate relationships and marry if they choose to do so.

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  • 10. 

    Who is the current primate and presiding bishop?

    • A.

      Michael Curry

    • B.

      Stephen Elliott

    • C.

      Leonard W. Riches

    • D.

      Peter D. Robinson

    Correct Answer
    A. Michael Curry
    Explanation
    Michael Curry is the correct answer because he is currently serving as the primate and presiding bishop.

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