Happy Birthday – The Episcopal Church

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Today in the history of the Episcopal Church – Happy Birthday TEC!

Sept 27, 1785 – First general convention of the Episcopal Church in Philadelphia that forms the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America

The First General Convention of Episcopal Church is held, with clergy and lay representatives from Delaware, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia. The General Convention authorizes the preparation of an American Prayer Book and names itself the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America.

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