Episcopalian vs Episcopal

Sam Hodges writes:

May you remember, in writing for publication about Episcopalians, not to use "Episcopalian" as an adjective. (The adjective is "Episcopal.")

see RELIGION Blog | The Dallas Morning News

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2 Responses to Episcopalian vs Episcopal

  1. Carol Griffin says:

    I’m still confused. My granddaughter is being baptized in an Episcopal/Episcopalian Church and since the noun is “church” does “Episcopal” always apply? When does one use “Episcopalian”?

  2. Chris H. says:

    It is the Episcopal Church, because yes, “Episcopal” applies wherever you use it as an adjective. “Episcopalian” is a NOUN, and refers to a member of the Episcopal Church.

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