Definition of episcopal
1 : of or relating to a bishop
2 : of, having, or constituting government by bishops
3 capitalized : of or relating to the Protestant Episcopal Church representing the Anglican communion in the U.S.
episcopallyplay \i-ˈpi-skə-p(ə-)lē\ adverb
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The bride’s father is the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York, which has its seat in Buffalo.
The former Episcopal priest pleaded guilty last week to sexually assaulting a student while working at St. George’s School and was sentenced to 18 months in prison.
Wonder why there are windows celebrating two Confederate generals in an Episcopal cathedral.
During the month of July, Summerfest brings its creative and audience-friendly concerts to White Recital Hall on Saturday evenings and to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church on Sunday afternoons.
Thursday, June 15 Safe School South Florida and Interfaith Miami will hold a remembrance concert at 8 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral of Miami, at 464 NE 16th St. Never miss a local story.
Mainline Protestant denominations, including the Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, denounced the president’s actions.
The Farmers Market at St. John's, held from 3 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday at the Episcopal church at 750 Aurora Ave.
Rev. Judy Heinrich from St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Barrington gave an invocation.
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Definition of Episcopal
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EPISCOPAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of episcopal for English Language Learners
: of or relating to a bishop or to bishops as a group
Episcopal : of or relating to either the Protestant Episcopal Church in the U.S. or the Episcopal Church in Scotland
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