Archives and History

Statement on the 80th General Convention from the Diocese of Maryland

While we are disappointed at the thought of not being able to welcome as many Episcopalians to Baltimore for as long as originally planned, we are grateful that the 80th General Convention will still be held in Baltimore this summer. We invite all Episcopalians to visit Baltimore and our diocese virtually through our host website, gceighty.org.

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From the Archives: How Does the Episcopal Church Make Decisions?

The word “polity” is not one generally bandied about by the average American; but to understand how our church operates, it is a good word to know. The word polity comes from the Greek language meaning “city”, and refers to the form of government used in a city or nation. In church circles, polity refers to the way a church is organized and governed.

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Diocesan Archivist interviewed about research on San Domingo, MD Free Black Community

Klein could see names, property records, occupations. She could even see multiple freedom certificates describing free Black individuals down to the last chillingly specific detail — 5 feet and a half inch tall, “dark copper color,” missing “the first joint of her middle finger on her right hand,” a scar under the chin, “very pert in her talk.”

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