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Oldest churches in the U.S., and truly American religion

Oldest churches in the U.S., and truly American religion

Check out how many Episcopal churches are on this list of the oldest still-worshipping congregations in each of the original 13 colonies, all of which are on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Huffington Post offers another list, of religions that began in the United States. I’m thinking the Episcopal Church ought to be on this list too, seeing as how we actually came to be in the wake of the American Revolution, when we decided we would no longer recognize the British sovereign as the head of the Church.


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I agree with Kelvin. The religious groups listed are so vastly different in their belief systems and doctrine from any forebears that they can rightly be called a new religion.

The basic beliefs and doctrine of the Episcopal Church, formed after the American Revolution, were not significantly different from the Church of England except in the matter of allegiance to the Crown. The polity and governance of the new *denomination* were significantly different, but not matters of faith.

– Anne LeVeque

Well, if you want the US based Episcopal Church to be regarded as a new religion that was started in the USA then go right ahead

However, don’t be surprised when many conservative Anglicans leap for joy to celebrate the fact that you’ve come round to their point of view.

Kelvin Holdsworth

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