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History of the CEEC USA

1989 Convergence Conversations Started

The Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches (CEEC) emerged out of a movement among the Christian churches, which become known as the "Convergence Movement." In 1989 conversations between Rev. Michael Owen, Rev. Wayne Boosahda, and Rev. Robert Wise began to develop concerning the need to go beyond the Charismatic renewal and incorporate aspects of the historic church into corporate worship.

1993 - Treasure of Old and New Conference

In 1993, a conference was held in Oklahoma City called, "Treasures Old and New: The Convergence of the Streams of Christianity," to foster discussion. Many of the leaders who would ultimately pioneer convergence works and movements participated in that conference.

1995 - CEEC was formed

By October of 1995, in Fredericksburg, Virginia, approximately 300 people gathered for the consecration of the CEEC’s first two bishops and the ordination of 25 pastors and 7 deacons by bishops in apostolic succession from the Anglican, Orthodox and Old Catholic jurisdictions, who were committed to ecumenism. That night twenty-five independent congregations from a wide variety of denominational backgrounds came into the newly organized Communion. Bishop Michael Owen served as the first Presiding Bishop.

Nov 2006 The CCI Co-Communion

The Christian Communion International entered into Co-Communion with the CEEC. Each group recognized the other as an independent communion but was relationally tied together. This group would be the first seeds of the CEEC Province USA

Oct 2011 The CCI and CEEC rejoined

In 2011, the CCI rejoined the CEEC into full communion and would become the CEEC Province USA.