Wednesday, June 27, 2012

What is General Convention?

From the Bishop and Deputy Handbook:
The General Convention is the governing body of The Episcopal Church. The Convention is a bicameral legislature that includes the House of Deputies, which has more than 800 members (up to four clergy and four lay persons from each diocese), and the House of Bishops, which is comprised of more than 300 active and retired bishops.   
The Convention meets every three years. The upcoming meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, will be the 77th General Convention of the Episcopal Church and will convene for an eight-day legislative session. Episcopalians will come together from across the globe to seek God's will for the Church in a planned, informed, and prayerful way.

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