The Episcopal Church and the National Troubles.
--The New York Church Journal states that there will be no schismatical division of the Episcopal Church in consequence of the separation of the Confederacy
In the organization of that Church each State composes a Diocese, and each Diocese, like each State, is sovereign and independent.
Their national organization resembles the Federal
organization, and consequently, according to the Journal, not only will the effects of State secession upon the diocesan relations of the Church
in the seceded States be at once recognized, but where, as in the case of the Bishopric of Alabama
, the concurrence of the National Episcopate
may be necessary to fill a vacancy, the promptest measures will be taken by the Northern Bishops
to give the requisite sanction to the elections in Alabama
, and to every other act necessary for the entire independence of all the dioceses in the seceded States.