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Office of the Presiding Bishop
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Bishops Suffragan for Special Ministry Areas

Includes records of bishops suffragan and assisting and their offices, which are authorized to engage in such jurisdictional areas as the Pastoral Care and Oversight of Bishops, Chaplaincy Endorsement and Oversight, the charge of Episcopal Churches in Europe, and similar non-geographical Episcopal authorities and jurisdictions.

Official Acts of the Presiding Bishop

Pastoral records relating to the House of Bishops, diocesan visitations, ongoing episcopal relationships with active and retired bishops, participation in governance bodies, pastoral letters and official communications; formal addresses and sermons; may include the Council of Advice; also includes confidential communications and records of the Ecclesiastical Discipline process, such as official inquiries, charges, proceedings, and accords and orders; also confidential incident or case files of in the oversight of bishops, employees, diocesan entities, and similar bodies.

Administration

Records created in the conduct of official business by the Presiding Bishop or his/her office assistants, administrative and program canons, and other agents acting on the primate's behalf. May include events, special program records, employee management, activities of representatives to ecumenical bodies, other Episcopal agencies, projects, outside activities and networks, name correspondence, and miscellany; also includes confidential correspondence and other records of the Presiding Bishop's Chancellor.

Office of the Suffragan Bishop for the Armed Forces. Records

This archive consists of materials that document the Office of the Suffragan Bishop for the Armed Forces from when General Convention established the Office of the Suffragan Bishop to 1975. Earlier materials collected by the office relate to the history and legislation on military chaplains date back to 1924. Included in the collection are meeting minutes, correspondence, diocesan files, topical files, records of grant applications and conferences, and publicity materials.

Office of the Suffragan Bishop for the Armed Forces