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Life and career
In 1845 Cummins took orders in the Protestant Episcopal Church. After serving as rector of Episcopal parishes in Virginia, Washington, and Chicago, he was appointed Assistant Bishop of Kentucky in 1866.
A staunch Evangelical of Reformed doctrine, Cummins opposed the influences of Ritualism and the Anglo-Catholic Oxford movement. In 1873, Bishop Cummins was criticized for receiving communion with ministers outside the Protestant Episcopal Church, and resigned his position. He then founded the Reformed Episcopal Church, of which he was the first presiding bishop, in New York City.
- ↑ Dickinson College website, "George David Cummins, Class of 1841"
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "George David Cummins", in The New International Encyclopedia, 1917.
- ↑ Annie Darling Price, A History of the Formation and Growth of the Reformed Episcopal Church (Philadelphia, J.M. Armstrong, 1902), pp. 27ff.
- ↑ Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography, "George David Cummins".
- Alexandrine Macomb Cummins (Mrs. G.D. Cummins), Memoir of George David Cummins (New York, 1878). Available on-line at http://www.archive.org/details/memoirofgeorgeda00cummuoft
- Historical material by and about Cummins from Project Canterbury
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