In August of 2013 Bishop Rafael Seijo and Fr. Edward Vaughan co-wrote the Creed of the Charismata, which became the foundation of the new church along with the creation of a canon and set of beliefs. The church carried along with it a hand full of clergy who continued to carry out their individual ministries. It wasn’t until the fall of 2015 that a decision was made at the suggestion of Bishop Fred Ashmead to re-brand the church to better recognize its beliefs. Some of the members considered themselves more catholic while others more protestant, hence the combination of the names Episcopal based on the church structure and Catholic to represent the ancient faith traditions of the universal church of all believers. In January 2016 the ECC started talks with the Anglican Free Communion to become a member jurisdiction which was formally approved on February 16, 2016. Since then we have grown by leaps and bounds.
The Episcopal Catholic Church is governed by the Council of Bishops which is composed of the five diocesan bishops each representing a region of the United States (West, Southwest, Midwest, Northeast, and Southeast).
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The Episcopal Catholic Church is a member province of the Anglican Free Communion.
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