Digest of the Canons


Digest of the Canons
   The name given to the collection of the laws or canons of the American Church enacted and set forth by the General Convention. The word "Digest" is derived from the Latin word digestus, meaning carried apart, resolved, digested, and is applied to a body of laws arranged under their proper heads or titles. The Canons set forth by the General Convention as thus arranged come under four titles, viz.:
   TITLE I
   Of the Orders of the Ministry and of the Doctrine and Worship of this Church. Under this head there are Twenty-six Canons.
   TITLE II
   Of Discipline, Thirteen Canons.
   TITLE III
   Of the Organized Bodies and Officers of the Church, Nine Canons.
   TITLE IV
   Miscellaneous Provisions, Four Canons.
   There is also an appendix of Standing Resolutions.

American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia. — New York, Thomas Whittaker. . 1901.

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