Structure Of The Episcopal Church

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  • 1. 
    The primary authority of the local parish (not mission) for all secular business not related to worship and/or pastoral care is the:
    • A. 

      Vicar

    • B. 

      Bishop

    • C. 

      Rector

    • D. 

      Vestry

  • 2. 
    A congregation which needs financial support to survive, is tended by a vicar, and falls under the direct supervision of a bishop is a _______________.
  • 3. 
    The primary element of The Episcopal church is:
    • A. 

      The Presiding Bishop

    • B. 

      The congregation

    • C. 

      The diocese

    • D. 

      The Priest

  • 4. 
    There are ____ provinces in the Episcopal Church
  • 5. 
    General Convention is held every ____ years.
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      10

  • 6. 
    The four instruments of unity in the Anglican Communion is:
    • A. 

      The Queen of England, The Lambeth Conference, The United Nations, and regular phone calls

    • B. 

      The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Anglican Communion, The Anglican consultative Counsel, regular Primates meetings.

    • C. 

      The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Lambeth Conference, The Anglican consultative Counsel, regular Primates meetings.

  • 7. 
    The Rector or Vicar of a congregation is considered an ___________________ part of the vestry or Bishop's Committee.
    • A. 

      Authoritarian

    • B. 

      Unimportant

    • C. 

      Ex-officio

  • 8. 
    The primary authority of an Episcopal Diocese is the _____________
  • 9. 
    The _____ is the primary authority of the Province.
  • 10. 
    The two houses of the General Convention of the Episcopal church are the:
    • A. 

      House of Bishops and House of Commoners

    • B. 

      House of Deputies and House of Cardinals

    • C. 

      House and Senate

    • D. 

      House of Bishops and House of Deputies

  • 11. 
    The Lambeth Conference takes place every ____ years.
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      10

  • 12. 
    A _________ is a representative from a congregation to a diocesan convention. These individuals vote based on the needs and direction of their congregation.
  • 13. 
    A _________ is a representative from a dioceseto the General Convention. These individuals vote based on their own conscience and belief, not the direction of their diocese.
  • 14. 
    The current Archbishop of Canterbury is the Most Rev. __________________
  • 15. 
    The Episcopal Diocese of the Virgin Islands is part of which Province?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      9

  • 16. 
    Can a vestry, if the conditions are correct, ask for their clergy's resignation?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 17. 
    Can a bishop dictate to a parish what is should be doing about its annual bazaar?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 18. 
    Can a Province vote to make a diocese wear purple on the Tuesday of Holy Week?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 19. 
    Can the General Convention vote to make youth ministry the priority of the entire Episcopal Church for the next three years?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 20. 
    Can a diocese vote to name the second Sunday of August a Sunday in remembrance of lost keys?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No