An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church

Glossary of Terms


Archaic term for the forty days of Lent or the First Sunday in Lent. See Pre-Lent season.

Quaerite Dominum

Canticle 10 of the BCP (pp. 86-87), also known as the Second Song of Isaiah, based on Is 55:6-11. Many OT scholars identify the author of this canticle to be Deutero-Isaiah, or Second Isaiah, who lived some 150 years after Isaiah of Jerusalem during the Babylonian exile. This canticle begins, “Seek the Lord while he […]

Quicunque Vult

See Athanasian Creed.

Quincy, Diocese of

The 1877 General Convention voted to divide the Diocese of Illinois into three dioceses. The three dioceses are Quincy, Springfield, and Chicago. The Diocese of Quincy includes the following counties: Adams, Brown, Bureau, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Knox, McDonough, Mercer, Peoria, Pike, Schuyler, Stark, Warren, and Woodford. The primary convention of the Diocese met at St. […]

Quinquagesima Sunday

See Pre-Lenten Season.

Quintard, Charles Todd

(Dec. 22, 1824-Feb. 15, 1898). Bishop and Educator. He was born in Stamford, Connecticut, and attended Trinity School in New York. In 1847 Quintard received his M.D. degree from University Medical College, New York University. For a year he worked at Bellevue Hospital. He moved to Athens, Georgia, where he practiced medicine. In 1851 he […]


See Choir.

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