Constitution and Canons: For the Government of the Episcopal Church Revised by the 2006 General Convention

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  • ISBN-13: 9780898695366
  • Publisher: Church Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2007
  • Edition description: includes CD-ROM
  • Pages: 260
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents


Constitution of the General Convention
Preamble     1
Of the General Convention     1
Of Bishops     3
Of Bishops Consecrated for Foreign Lands     4
Of the Standing Committee     4
Of Admission of New Dioceses     5
Of Missionary Dioceses     6
Of Provinces     7
Of Requisites for Ordination     7
Of Courts     8
Of The Book of Common Prayer     8
Of Dioceses and Missionary Dioceses     9
Of Amendments to the Constitution     9
Canons of the General Convention
Organization and Administration
Of the General Convention     11
Of the Presiding Bishop     26
Of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society     30
Of the Executive Council     30
Of the Archives of the Episcopal Church     36
Of the Mode of Securing an Accurate View of the State of This Church     37
Of Business Methods in Church Affairs     38
Of The Church Pension Fund     40
Of Provinces     42
Of New Dioceses     45
Of Missionary Jurisdictions     46
Of Standing Committees     49
Of Parishes and Congregations     49
Of Parish Vestries     50
Of Congregations in Foreign Lands     51
Of Clergy and Congregations Seeking Affiliation with This Church     53
Of Regulations Respecting the Laity     53
Of the Solemnization of Holy Matrimony     56
Of Regulations Respecting Holy Matrimony: Concerning Preservation of Marriage, Dissolution of Marriage, and Remarriage     57
Of Churches in Full Communion     58
Worship
Of the Due Celebration of Sundays     59
Of Translations of the Bible     59
Of the Standard Book of Common Prayer     59
Of the Authorization of Special Forms of Service     61
Of the Music of the Church     61
Of Dedicated and Consecrated Churches     62
Ministry
Of the Ministry of All Baptized Persons     63
Of Commissions on Ministry     63
Of Discernment     64
Of Licensed Ministries     64
Of General Provisions Respecting Ordination     65
Of the Ordination of Deacons     67
Of the Life and Work of Deacons     71
Of the Ordination of Priests     74
Of the Life and Work of Priests     81
Of Reception of Clergy from other Churches     92
Of the Ordination of Bishops     98
Of the Life and Work of a Bishop     106
Of Dioceses without Bishops     113
Of Religious Orders and Other Christian Communities     113
Of the General Board of Examining Chaplains     115
Of the Board for Church Deployment     117
Ecclesiastical Discipline
Of Offenses for Which Bishops, Priests, or Deacons May be Presented and Tried, and Of Inhibitions     119
Of Voluntary Submission to Discipline
Of a Priest or Deacon     122
Of a Bishop     123
Of Presentments
Of a Priest or Deacon     124
Of a Bishop Charged with the Offense of Holding and Teaching Publicly or Privately, and Advisedly, Any Doctrine Contrary to that Held by This Church     129
Of a Bishop Charged with Other Offenses     130
Of Diocesan Courts, and Courts of Review for the Trial of a Priest or Deacon, Their Membership and Procedure
Diocesan Courts for the Trial of a Priest or Deacon     136
Appeals to Courts of Review for the Trial of a Priest or Deacon     139
Of the Court for the Trial of a Bishop     144
Of Appeals to the Court of Review of the Trial of a Bishop     149
Of a Priest or Deacon in Any Diocese Chargeable with Offense in Another     152
Of Renunciation of the Ministry by Members of the Clergy Amenable for Presentment for an Offense     153
Of Abandonment of the Communion of This Church by a Bishop     154
Of Abandonment of the Communion of This Church by a Priest or Deacon     155
Of a Priest or Deacon Engaging in Secular Employment without Consent, Being Absent from the Diocese, or Abandoning the Work of the Ministry     156
Of Sentences     157
Of the Remission or Modification of Sentences     160
Of General Provisions Applicable to This Title     161
Of Terminology Used in This Title     169
Of Conciliation of Disciplinary Matters     174
Rules of Procedure of the Ecclesiastical Trial Courts and the Court for the Trial of a Bishop     175
Federal Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure (Modified)     178
General Provisions
Of Enactment, Amendment, and Repeal     181
Of Terminology Used in These Canons     182
Of a Quorum     182
Of Vacancies on Canonical Bodies     182
Rules of Order
House of Bishops
Services and Devotions     185
First Day of Session     185
Daily Orders     186
General Rules for Meetings of This House     188
The Presiding Bishop     196
Missionary Bishops     196
Standing Orders      197
Standing Resolutions     199
House of Deputies
The Holy Scriptures     201
Opening of the Daily Session     201
Order of Business     201
Legislative Committees     203
Commissions and Joint Committees     207
Resolutions and Memorials     207
Motions in Order of Precedence     209
Motions Without Order of Precedence     211
Reconsideration     213
Decorum and Debate     214
Voting     214
Messages from the House of Bishops     215
Committee of the Whole     217
Election of a Bishop     217
General Regulations     218
Unanimous Consent     219
Rules in Force     219
Amendments     219
Robert's Rules of Order     220
Standing Orders     220
Joint Rules of the House of Bishops and House of Deputies
Joint Standing Committees and Joint Legislative Committees     221
Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget, and Finance     222
Proposals for Legislative Consideration     224
Supplemental Money Bills     225
Summary of General Convention Action     225
Joint Standing Committee on Planning and Arrangements     225
Joint Standing Committee on Nominations     226
Joint Legislative Committee on Committees and Commissions     226
Task Forces of the General Convention     227
Rules in Force     227
Index
Resolutions Amending the Constitution, Canons, and Rules of Order     229
Index to the Constitution, Canons, and Rules of Order     231
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