Episcopal Diocese of the Dominican Republic Article

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Diocese of the
Dominican Republic
Diocese of the Dominican Republic seal.png
Location
Ecclesiastical province Province IX
Statistics
Congregations60
Members6,059
Information
RiteEpiscopal
Cathedral Cathedral of the Epiphany
Current leadership
Bishop Moisés Quezada Mota
Map
The Diocese of the Dominican Republic includes the whole country.
The Diocese of the Dominican Republic includes the whole country.
Website
www.iglepidom.org

The Episcopal Diocese of the Dominican Republic ( Spanish: Iglesia Episcopal Dominicana) is the diocese of the Anglican Communion which covers all of the Dominican Republic. It is a member of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America and it is in Province IX. Its see city is Santo Domingo, and its cathedral is the Cathedral of the Epiphany.

History

Benjamin Isaac Wilson, a teacher of the Christian faith, brought Anglicanism to the Dominican Republic in 1897 when he immigrated from the Virgin Islands. Wilson was ordained a priest the following year by James Theodore Holly, bishop of the Independent Haitian Episcopal Church. The American Episcopal Church began missionary work in the Dominican Republic when the country was occupied by the United States Marine Corps. William Wyllie, who arrived in 1918, and Archibald Beer, who arrived in 1920, were the first missionaries. The bishops of Puerto Rico and Haiti supervised the mission territory from 1918 to 1960. The Missionary District of the Dominican Republic was established by the General Convention in 1940. Paul Axtell Kellogg became the first resident Bishop of the Dominican Republic in 1960. The Dominican Republic became a missionary diocese in 1970, and it became the Diocese of the Dominican Republic on January 1, 1986. [1] [2]

Bishops

  1. Paul Axtell Kellogg (1960–1972)
  2. Telésforo Isaac (1972–1991)
  3. Julio César Holguín (1991–2017)
  4. Moisés Quezada Mota (2017-Present)

Companion Dioceses

The Diocese of the Dominican Republic maintains companion diocese relationships with several Episcopal dioceses in the United States: [3]

References

  1. ^ "Historia". Iglesia Episcopal Dominicana. Archived from the original on 2014-05-14. Retrieved 2014-05-14.
  2. ^ "Dominican Republic, Diocese of the". The Library of the Episcopal Church. Retrieved 2014-05-14.
  3. ^ "Dominican Republic". The Episcopal Church. Retrieved 2014-05-14.

External links


EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Latitude and Longitude:

18°27′48″N 69°54′10″W / 18.4633°N 69.9027°W / 18.4633; -69.9027