This booklet offers explanations and pronunciations of all manner of Episcopalian things, from dogma and liturgy to architecture and clothing. As described in the recommendation regarding the 1st-5th editions written by Francis M. Taitt, Bishop of Pennsylvania included in the Forward:
“This booklet, written by one of the Clergy of the Episcopal Church, is intended to meet the need for a concise and inexpensive, but accurate, dictionary of the Episcopal Church. In times past, there have been published Church encyclopedias, which are bulky and costly volumes, but while this booklet is small enough to fit into the pocket, it covers the field of Church knowledge in a remarkably comprehensive manner. It does not pretend to be exhaustive, going into detail on every subject, but it is widely inclusive in scope. It bears no partiality for, or prejudice against, any of the so-called “parties” within the Church, but includes definitions from all of them and seeks to be fair to all. This little book might well be labeled ‘Multum in parvo.’ As a compact compendium of ecclesiastical information, I commend it to both the clergy and the laity of the Church not only for perusal but also for use as a book of reference.”
- 15th Edition
- Compiled by Rolfe P. Crum, A.M. (Harv.), D.D. (W.R.U)
- Forward by Henry St. George Tucker, D.D.. S.T.D., LLD (Presiding Bishop Emeritus of the Episcopal Church) and Rev. Everett Holland Jones, D.D. (Bishop of West Texas)
- 88pp booklet. The text is clean and unmarked. The pages have no folds or tears. Some pages are slightly warped and rust stained at the top from being held by a paperclip. The light blue paper cover is sturdy and in good condition. It is not flaking, torn, or bent. The spine has been bleached by sun exposure. The staples appear to be original and are only mildly rusted. A 1976 insert about the history of the Episcopal Church Flag sits between pages 42 and 43. The end pages at both the front and the back are made up of advertisements for religious schools or religious wares throughout the United States.