The main reason why the Episcopalians have such similar principles with the Catholic Church is because of a movement in the 1840s called the Oxford Movement, which stressed the Roman Catholic heritage.During the later years of the Episcopalian Church, however, the tensions between the Protestant England diminished.
The clergy or laity do not have to agree with all of these principles derived from the Church of England.
As far as its organization and leadership, the bishops run the parishes much like the Roman Catholic Church only in areas where the Congregations are not self-supporting missions.
We articulate our faith in the historic Nicene Creed each Sunday, but there are many ways to understand the Christian faith as it is presented in that text.
When the Church of England separated itself from Rome, it did not consider itself to be a Protestant tradition.
The 1979 book uses more contemporary language and focuses on the early church practice of celebrating the Eucharist every Sunday.