Glossary of Terms
This diocese was established in 1989. Jose Guadalupe Saucedo, Bishop of Central and South Mexico, became its first bishop. The General Convention of 1994 granted the five Mexican dioceses, including Cuernavaca, permission to withdraw from the Episcopal Church and constitute themselves an autonomous province. The Anglican Church of Mexico came into existence on Jan. 1, […]
(Nov. 30, 1913-Mar. 29, 1987). Leading Christian educator, editor, and seminary administrator. He was born in Millersville, Pennsylvania, and received his B.A. from American International College in 1934; and his B.D. in 1937, his M.R.E. in 1938, and his Ph.D. in 1939 from the Hartford Seminary Foundation. He was ordained deacon on May 20, 1955, […]
(d. Apr. 19, 1741). Commissary to Pennsylvania. He arrived in Philadelphia from England on Sept. 8, 1726. The next day he began his ministry as fifth rector of Christ Church and first Commissary to Pennsylvania. He served in those positions until his death.
(Dec. 11, 1822-June 26, 1876). First Presiding Bishop of the Reformed Episcopal Church. He was born near Smyrna, Delaware. Cummins received his B.A. from Dickinson College in 1841. From 1842 until 1845, he was a Methodist circuit rider in Maryland and West Virginia. He became interested in the Episcopal Church deacon and was ordained on […]
(c. 625-Mar. 20, 687). Bishop and hermit. He was born on Farne Island, near Bamborough, Northumberland, England. In 651 Cuthbert went to the monastery at Old Melrose and became a monk, where he received the Celtic tonsure. He was prior of Melrose Abbey from 661 until 664 when he moved to Lindisfarne. Under the influence […]
(May 31, 1684-Aug. 17, 1765). Participant in the “Yale Apostasy.” He was born in Charlestown, Massachusetts, and graduated from Harvard College in 1701. From 1710 to 1719, he was the Congregational minister at Stratford, Connecticut. He was chosen rector of Yale College in 1719. On Sept. 13, 1722, Cutler, tutor Daniel Brown, and several other […]
Cuttington University College in Suacoco, Liberia, was forced to close in 1989 because of the civil war in Liberia. The college president, Dr. Melvin J. Mason, and many friends of Cuttington, including alumni, former Fulbright scholars, and Peace Corps volunteers, established Cuttington-in-Exile to keep hope alive for Liberia and students displaced by the war. Cuttington's […]
It was founded on Feb. 22, 1889, as Hoffman Institute at Harper, Liberia, by Bishop Samuel David Ferguson (1842-1916). In 1897 a divinity school was added and the name was changed to Cuttington Collegiate and Divinity School in honor of its first donor, R. Fulton Cutting. The school closed in 1929 and was reopened in […]
(200-Sept. 14, 258). Martyr and theologian of church unity. Also known as Thascius Caecilianus Cyprianus, he was converted to Christianity in 245 or 246. He was ordained a presbyter and in 248 was consecrated Bishop of Carthage. During the Decian persecution of 249, he was forced to flee from Carthage and did not return until […]
(826-869) and Methodius (c. 815-885). Known as the “Apostles of the Slavs,” these two brothers were from Thessalonica. After their ordinations to the priesthood they went to Constantinople. Cyril was named Constantine until he became a monk. He was the librarian at St. Sophia Church in Constantinople. Around 863 Emperor Michael III and Patriarch Photius […]
(c. 315-c. 386). Bishop and Doctor of the Church. He was probably ordained deacon around 330 and priest about 343. From 348 until 386, Cyril was the Bishop of Jerusalem. While he was bishop he wrote his Catechetical Lectures on the Christian faith, which were given to candidates for baptism. In these lectures he explained […]
C.M. (The Doctor of Church Music degree. It presupposes a master's degree in church music from a school that follows the guidelines of the National Association of Schools of Music.
D. Doctor of Divinity( An honorary degree that may be awarded by a seminary to a member of the clergy or laity in recognition of significant contributions to the church. Seminaries frequently confer the degree on their alumni who are consecrated bishops.
H.L( The Doctor of Hebrew Letters presupposes a first theological degree and is to equip persons for teaching and research in theological seminaries, colleges, and universities.
M.A(The Doctor of Musical Arts degree presupposes a master's degree in church music from a school that follows the guidelines of the National Association of Schools of Music.
Min(The Doctor of Ministry degree presupposes the M. Div. degree and constitutes an advanced professional degree at the doctoral level with an emphasis on the profession and practice of ministry.
Miss(The Doctor of Missiology degree is a two-year, part M. Div. professional degree for missionaries interested in advanced training in cross-cultural ministries. It was first developed by Roman Catholic schools.
S.M( Sometimes referred to as S.M.D., the Doctor of Sacred Music degree presupposes a master's degree in church music from a school that follows the guidelines of the National Association of Schools of Music.
V.( Deo Volente, Latin for “God willing.” This abbreviation sometimes appears on formal announcements for celebrations and events such as an ordination.
See Evening Prayer.
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.