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What’s the difference between Episcopal Church and UCC?

Question by paris6: What’s the difference between Episcopal Church and UCC?
I’m looking to join either the Episcopal Church of the USA or the United Church of Christ. I’ve done some research on both but am finding very few and very subtle differenes and feel like I’m missing something. Could someone map out the main differences for me? Thank you.

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Answer by I am a cat
The difference: I can’t pronounce Episcopal properly.

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What are your thoughts on the Episcopal church consecrating their first Lesbian Bishop?

Question by THE GUARDIAN OF FOREVER: What are your thoughts on the Episcopal church consecrating their first Lesbian Bishop?
The Episcopal Church yesterday consecrated their very first gay woman, who is also partnered, as Bishop. This is the first Lesbian made a Bishop, and the second homosexual person overall as Bishop.

Of course, there is some controversy over this, with many supporting it and many decrying it.

What are your thoughts on this?

Can/should a Gay or Lesbian person be a leader of the Church?

Best answer:

Answer by Araymage
It’s not the first time a church has gone against what the Bible teaches, so it’s really not all that big of a deal.

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How close is the Episcopal Church to becoming part of the Roman Catholic Church?

Question by Ed: How close is the Episcopal Church to becoming part of the Roman Catholic Church?
Both Churchs are so much alike, to include being beautiful, and church law. Why not?

Best answer:

Answer by Scourge
The Pope is why not.

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Will the Episcopal church or the Lutheran Church baptize me immediately without taking a class?

Question by Nisha: Will the Episcopal church or the Lutheran Church baptize me immediately without taking a class?
I want to be baptized in in either the lutheran or episcopal church. I have never been baptized before. I do not have time to take any classes to get baptized. I just want to get baptized now. I don’t want to go to a non denominational church (baptist, pentecostal, calvary chapel, ect.) Which church will baptize me asap?

Best answer:

Answer by Cape Crusader
call the pastor

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What is the difference between the Catholic Church and Episcopal Church?

Question by Crum: What is the difference between the Catholic Church and Episcopal Church?
I agree with a lot of the Catholic beliefs.

I do NOT agree with the Catholics Church’s take on homosexuality,infant purgatory and them not ordaining women.

I’ve heard the Episcopal Church is basically the same as the CC except they don’t recognize the Pope and they are more lenient.

So what are the big differences?

Best answer:

Answer by theone78
The Episcopal church is both catholic and reformed at the same time, holding onto catholicity of the early church all the while seeing this through the enlightenment of the Reformation.

Some of the primary differences of the Episcopal church are rejection of the idea that the Bishop of Rome (Pope) has primary authority over the Church Universal, clergy can marry, transsubtantiation of Eucharist is not mandatory doctrine, females can be ordained as priests in most dioceses and provinces, much less centralized control by church hierarchy, lay persons have far greater involvement in church administration and leadership, bishops are generally elected (as opposed to being appointed by a central authority), and there’s a system of governance that is similar to our federal structure with bicameral houses and a presiding bishop.

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