Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,
The Episcopal Church
The Episcopal Church began as the Church of England with roots dating back as far as 597 AD when St. Augustine of Canterbury brought his mission to England. The Episcopal Church in the U.S. is the Church of England in America, or the church of the Anglican Communion, first taking root in Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607. According to www.episcopalchurch.org, central to Episcopalian belief is that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that the Bible is the inspired word of God, and that the Gospel should be shared in a manner harmonious with current culture, even while keeping inline with the teachings of Jesus Christ. Sacraments observed by the Episcopal Church are baptism, Eucharist, confirmation, penance, marriage, holy orders, and unction.