Welcome to the home of the Apostolic Episcopate Succession Online Project, a labor of love and respect, a teaching and research tool, a visual reminder of connections. This is about bishops in The Episcopal Church in the USA.
This is a many-years project to have a fun and open and teachable method of showing the line of succession for the bishops of (officially) The Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, which is now known as The Episcopal Church.
Please be aware of other Anglican bodies around the world that also use that name, along with the name of the country in which they reside, for instance, The Episcopal Church of Sudan.
If you have corrections, or perhaps a link to a photo or other biographical data for any bishop, simply leave a message.
The slightly updated original index page has now been posted as a “Page” (see left sidebar for “Start..”), and will eventually be added as a weblog post, and kept at the top of the column for easy reference.
Making use of information found here in this form should be referenced back to this weblog, https://apostolicsuccession.wordpress.com .
Several tools are being used to post information about each bishop, including “The Church Annual.” When I have found errors in The Church Annual I have notified them for successive publications. Other sources have included The Episcopal Church national archives, the Office of the Presiding Bishop, diocesan, parish, mission and family websites on the internet.
Existing pages currently include over 600 bishops in the “American Succession.”
- “Apostolic Episcopate” and its unbroken succession is the phrase used by many bishops in the 1800’s. It – rather than the typical shorter phrase, Apostolic Succession – more adequately expresses my own concern to allow for the difference that can exist between those elected to the office of Bishop, and those not bishops but still exhibiting the spiritual gift of apostleship within the Body of Christ. I am quite firmly convinced there are those bishops who do not have the gift and ministry of apostle, and there are apostles who have not been elected to be a bishop. This could be seen as a difference or perhaps distinction between “bishop-ing” and “apostel-ing”.
- A similar distinction is made between being Rector and being Pastor in a post at 2thousand50.wordpress.com
The Rev Robert G. Eaton is owner and editor.