Constitutions and Canons

EDOD CONSTITUTION AND CANONS 

We, the Clergy and Laity resident in that portion of the State of Texas constituting what is known as the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas, a diocese within the province of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America, which is a constituent member of the Anglican Communion -- a Fellowship within the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church, of those duly constituted Dioceses, Provinces, and regional Churches in communion with the See of Canterbury, upholding and propagating the historic Faith and Order as set forth in the Book of Common Prayer -- do hereby ordain and establish the following Constitution:

TEC CONSTITUTION AND CANONS

The Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, otherwise known as The Episcopal Church (which name is hereby recognized as also designating the Church), is a constituent member of the Anglican Communion, a Fellowship within the One, Holy, Catholic,and Apostolic Church, of those duly constituted Dioceses, Provinces, and regional Churches in communion with the See of Canterbury, upholding and propagating the historic Faith and Order as set forth in the Book of Common Prayer. This Constitution, adopted in General Convention in Philadelphia in October, 1789, as amended in subsequent General Conventions, sets forth the basic Articles for the government of this Church, and of its overseas missionary jurisdictions.