Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina

Liturgical Resources

Bishop's Visitation

See the Resources Below to Prepare for the Bishop's Visit to Your Congregation:

2018 Bishops Visitation Schedule Revised

Bishop's Visitation Customary Revised

Pre-Visitation Questionnaire

Post-Visitation Questionnaire

Confirmation Guidelines

Please see our icon Guidelines for Youth Confirmation

Confirmation and Reception

Confirmation liturgies are often a part of Episcopal Visitations. The laying on of hands is used for reception and reaffirmation, as well as confirmation.  Since the canons require that all persons come “under the hands” of the bishop, persons who are received are, for canonical purposes, understood to be confirmed.

Confirmation is
- for persons who were baptized as children in the Episcopal Church or who came to this church with their families before making a “mature commitment,”
- for newly baptized adults to receive the laying on of hands by the bishop at the earliest opportunity following their baptism, and
- also appropriate for adults of any age who are making a mature commitment for the first time.

Reception is
- for those who have previously made a mature commitment in any other Christian church, regardless of the pedigree of the minister.

For more information and details, please see our icon Guidelines for Youth Confirmation.

Cycles of Prayer

icon Diocesan Cycle of Prayer Calendar (2018 - 2019)

You can find The Anglican Cycle of Prayer here.


Licensed Ministries Request Form

Please see the licesned ministries request form: icon Licensed Ministries Request Form

  • Bishop Waldo Calls to Order
  • Bishop Greg Rickel on Stewardship
  • Leadership Day
  • Dean Timothy Jones of Trinity Cathedral
  • The Rev. Dr. James Farwell
  • Ms. Terri Mathes
  • Closing Plenary Before Evensong
  • Bill Hunter of the Advent Shoppe
  • Christ Church Before Evensong
  • Gravatt Booth
  • Thompson Booth
  • Canterbury Booth
  • Sewanee Booth
  • Business Day
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