An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church

Glossary of Terms

Young, John Freeman

(Oct. 30, 1820-Nov. 15, 1885). Teacher of liturgics and church music, and Bishop of Florida. He was born in Pittston, Maine. Young attended Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut. He graduated from […]

Zabriskie, Alexander Clinton

(Jan. 21, 1898-June 24, 1956). Priest and educator. He was born in New York City. Zabriskie received his B.A. in 1920 from Princeton University and his B.D. in 1924 from […]

Zebra Book

See Authorized Services (1973), or the “Zebra Book.”


In the eastern liturgical tradition, hot water is added to the chalice after the breaking of the bread to symbolize the descent of the Spirit and the vibrant energy of […]


A skullcap worn by clerics. It is small, round, and its color may reflect the order of ministry of the wearer. It may be worn at the eucharist, but it […]

Zurich Consensus

See Protestantism.

Zwingli, Huldreich

(Ulrich) (Jan. 1, 1484-Oct. 11, 1531). The leading Protestant Reformer in German-speaking Switzerland. His receptionist understanding of the eucharist may have had some influence on Thomas Cranmer and subsequent Anglican […]

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Glossary definitions provided courtesy of Church Publishing Incorporated, New York, NY,(All Rights reserved) from “An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church, A User Friendly Reference for Episcopalians,” Don S. Armentrout and Robert Boak Slocum, editors.