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Believing Thomas

musings on the church calendar from one who seldom doubts After the young American nation had won its independence from the British at least two problems of considerable significance faced the Episcopalians. Not only was there an element of concern about how their fellow Americans felt about the closeness of American Episcopalians with the British elements of the Church of England, but also there was the dispute among Episcopalians who favored what was called “High Church” and those who preferred “Low Church” services. Into this potentially dangerous mix came John Henry Hobart. Born September 14, 1775 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Sea Captain Enoch Hobart and his wife, the former Hannah P