Ecumenical Office. Records

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Ecumenical Office. Records


  • 1961-1971 (Creation)


1 cu.ft. (1 box)

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In 1963 the position of Executive Officer for Ecumenical Matters as an advisory officer to the Presiding Bishop was created and Mr. Peter Day was appointed to the office. The Ecumenical Officer served as the focal point for the Episcopal Church's involvement in, and relationship to, other churches and ecumenical organizations on common liturgical and social matters. Of particular note in this period is the Episcopal Church's participation in the Consultation on Church Unity (COCU), which was initiated by the General Assembly of the United Presbyterian Church in May 1961. The Episcopal Church and other mainline denominations were invited to engage in a united church that would be "truly Catholic, truly Reformed, and truly Evangelical."

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This fonds documents the work of Ecumenical Officer Peter Day in representing the Episcopal Church on various external Christian bodies engaged in consultation on common liturgical and social matters, as well as discussions of unity. Of particular note are the Episcopal Church's files on the Consultation on Church Unity (COCU). Correspondence, reports, newsletters, articles, questionnaires are also found in the records.


Episcopal Church Relationships and Networks, 1966-1967
Consultations with Other Churches, 1961-1971

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Access to Episcopal Church records is governed by the Archives Public Access Policy. Research requests must be submitted in writing.

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  • English

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World Mission in Church and Society: Ecumenical Office Records, 1962-1977
World Mission in Church and Society: Ecumenical Office Records, 1914-1976
World Mission in Church and Society: Ecumenical Office Records, 1964-1984

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