Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Results

This is a bit like Dancing With the Stars - you watch the show one night, votes for your favorites, and then tune in to see the results. Okay it is different in that there are correct answers to this, so how did you do in yesterday's quiz about The Episcopal Church? The answers are below.

1. FALSE - In an emergency, any baptized person is authorized to perform a baptism. (BCP, page 313); 2. FALSE - The youngest age at which a person can be ordained to the priesthood is 24. (Title III, Canon 7, Sec. 10); 3. TRUE - It is perfectly appropriate that parents be included as godparents in a baptism. (BCP, page 298); 4. FALSE - Clergy must retire on or before their 72nd birthday. (Title III, Canon 16, Sec. 5); 5. FALSE - When it comes to Suffragan bishops, two is the limit unless special permission has been granted. (Title III, Canon24, Sec. 3); 6. TRUE - The vestry does serve as legal agent for the parish. (Title I, Canon 14, Sec.2); 7. TRUE - The dates of Easter each year from 1900 to 2089 can be found in Table to Find Easter Day. (BCP, pages 882 – 883); 8. FALSE - All baptized persons are ministers of the church. (BCP, "Outline of the Faith", page 855. Also Title II, Canon I); 9. FALSE - Reconciliation of a Penitent (private confession), IS offered to all who desire it. Some parishes, like our own, actually encourage it. (BCP, page 446); 10. TRUE - A person can be consecrated a bishop as early as age 30. (Constitution, Art. II, Sec.2).

Please feel free to use this in your own church if you like. By the way, how did you do? Did you get all the correct answers?

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