The Acts of Convention, 1976-2009
The Acts of Convention is an archive of resolutions of the General Convention of the Episcopal Church. The General Convention is the chief policy making body of the Episcopal Church in the United States.
The Resolves of Council, 1976-2011
This archive is an authentic record of all Executive Council resolutions for the period of January 1976 through March of 2007. The Executive Council is the corporate body or board of directors that implements the policies of the General Convention and with the Presiding Bishop oversees generally the work of the Episcopal Church's domestic and foreign mission.
Reports to General Convention, 1976-2009
The Reports, also known as "Blue Books", are an archive and authentic record of the official triennial reports of the Committees, Commissions, Agencies and Boards of the General Convention for the years 1976 to 2009.
The Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church, 2012
The Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church, together with the Rules of Order, adopted and revised in General Convention, 1789-2012. This
edition updates the previous versions from
Note: The link above to the 2009 Constitution and Canons contains two versions of the Title IV canon on Ecclesiastical Discipline: one that was in effect until June 30, 2011, and a second that went into effect on July 1, 2011.
White & Dykman: The Annotated Constitution and Canons for... The Episcopal Church, 1997
Edwin White and Jackson Dykman's book is the classic analysis of the Church's chief governing document. Also available for review are the supplements to the 1981 printing: the 1989 Supplement, and the 1991 Supplement.
Episcopal Press and News, 1962-2006
Episcopal Press and News consists of articles, features, and news items of the Episcopal Church's national news gathering and dissemination offices. The news releases have been migrated by the Archives from paper to a searchable data base.
The Living Church, 1995-2001
The Living Church is an electronic archive consisting of all articles, features, and news items gathered in a searchable database. The Living Church is an independent news weekly. The Archives is the repository for the records of the publisher, The Living Church Foundation.
Commentary on the Canons: "Standing Committee Consents to Episcopal Ordinations"
An historical analysis and treatment by Robert C. Royce, Esq. This paper was first issued in 1994 under the authority of the Standing Commission on Constitution and Canons and the Council for the Development of Ministry. This 2007 revised version is distributed with the approval of The Episcopal Church's Standing Commission on Constitution and Canons.
Commentary on the Canons: "The Roles, Duties and Responsibilities of the Executive Council, Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, Presiding Bishop and President of The House of Deputies in the Goverance of the Episcopal Church"
This historical analysis by Robert C. Royce, Esq. was originally created in May 2008 as a discussion document for the Presiding Bishop, the President of the House of Deputies, and the Executive Council. After their initial review and deliberation, its contents were released and the author deposited a copy with the Church Archives to be made available for the Church's further consideration. It was incorporated as a Digital Archives document on June 18, 2009.
Archives Research Report: Effects of the 1987 Financial Downturn on The Episcopal Church Budget, October 10, 2008
A report prepard for the Executive Council and Program Budget and Finance Joint Standing Committee.