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Each diocese, area mission, and the Convocation of the American Churches in Europe is entitled to not more than four ordained representatives in the House of Deputies. They must be presbyters or deacons, and canonically resident in the diocese. Each diocese, area mission, and the Convocation of the American Churches in Europe is also entitled to not more than four lay persons in the House of Deputies. These lay persons must be confirmed adult communicants in good standing in the diocese, but not necessarily domiciled in the diocese. These clergy and lay representatives are called deputies. The General Convention may by canon reduce the number of representatives in each delegation to not fewer than two deputies in each order. Each diocese, area mission, and the Convocation of the American Churches in Europe prescribes the manner in which its deputies are chosen. 




Glossary definitions provided courtesy of Church Publishing Incorporated, New York, NY,(All Rights reserved) from "An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church, A User Friendly Reference for Episcopalians," Don S. Armentrout and Robert Boak Slocum, editors.
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