The major Episcopal church in The West is the Roman Catholic Church; other Episcopal churches include the Anglican (such as the Church of England, or The Episcopal Church in the USA) - and there are branches of the Eastern Orthodox (divided into its national churches - Russian, Greek, Serbian, Romanian etc).
RCC, Orthodox and Anglican are, in that order, the three largest Christian denominations in the world, and a substantial proportion of church-active Christians.
What makes such churches 'Episcopal' is that they Must Have priests in order to function in accordance with their principles; and these priests must me 'made' (ordained) by Bishops (the word Episcopal means governed by Bishops).
I have argued that the faith of Christianity can only survive in these times if it is a Romantic Christianity - which means explicitly and consciously rooted in the individual and intuitive discernment of each individual Christian. Our faith must be acknowledged as ultimately an internally-driven, not externally-imposed, Christianity - for which each individual Christian takes explicit responsibility.
This would at first glance seem to rule-out the possibility of Romantic Christianity in an Episcopal church, since such churches operate on the basis of the spiritual authority and necessity of priests (therefore Bishops); so there must be some basis in the obedience of the laity to the priesthood...
Yet in reality this is not the case; and one can be a Romantic Christians and a genuine Episcopal church member (including oneself a priest or Bishop).
However, this entails making one's actual choices honestly conscious and explicit (rather than, as now, having those choices somewhat dishonestly, or unconsciously, denied).
My conviction is that - in The West now - it is just a fact that all serious Christians are Romantic Christians in the sense that all major Christian churches are deeply corrupted, and particularly at their leadership levels - which are (where it matters) Not Christian but aligned with the literally-demonic agenda of the Global Leftist Establishment.
Therefore, to be a real Christian - everyone - whether Bishop, priest or layman - must and does make personal discernments as to where truth and goodness is located - within institutional structures that are permeated with lies and evil.
Thus all serious Christians who are in any kind of church, including the Episcopal churches, must have deployed discernment: they must have-chosen their church, and within their church.
In the case of small and (so far) uncorrupt churches or groupings; the church must be found, evaluated and joined; and if the church stops being true and good - such an individual will leave and try to find another that is sufficiently helpful to his Christian life to be worth committing to (which finding, of course, may prove not be possible).
But equally, even the cradle-born Episcopal Christian cannot avoid making discernments as to which Bishops and priests he will choose to accord spiritual authority - because all Western Episcopal churches are (more-or-less) led and dominated by evil-affiliated fake-Christians, and are getting more so with each passing year.
Therefore, for example, even a 'cradle Roman Catholic' has (at some point in his life, like it or not) almost certainly made a positive choice to stay-with the church into which he was born - such is the nature of these skeptical and subversive times.
Having made this choice of 'which church?'; he must discern where in his church true authority lies (in order to obey that authority) - which particular aspect of his church; since there are many disagreements that demand such choice, and many authorities are at odds or in conflict.
And the same indeed applies to every priest and Bishop within the Roman Catholic Church - he must/ and already-has, choose/ have-chosen exactly where among the many factions he should place his loyalty and obedience.
And this choice within an institution cannot be determined without making a choice of where true-and-real authority lies; e.g, the priest must answer the question of how authority is distributed between particular persons or groups, written scripture (and particular scriptures), theological authorities and interpretations past and present, and church tradition (which itself has varied) etc..
And the proper location/s of spiritual authority is itself a heavily-contested matter; and cannot simply be 'assumed' without begging the very question at issue.
Only then can the priest cease personally to discern - and then obey.
My point here is therefore very simple. In a world where choice is unavoidable and the corruption of churches is to prevalent; every real Christian already-has-made personal discernments of a fundamental nature - and is therefore implicitly a sort-of Romantic Christian...
But; the very heart of Romantic Christianity is that such intuitive discernments leading to choices, absolutely-must, at this point in human history and development, be made explicitly and consciously - with every individual (whether layman, priest or Bishop) being and clear and honest with himself that this has-happened - and will (in a darkening world) probably need to continue-happening.
What I see, by contrast, is too many real Christians (both priests and laity) in Episcopal churches who (currently) exist in a state of denial about the many personal discernments they themselves have made in arriving at their life of faith.
They will claim that they follow 'the truth'. or that it is so obvious what is true, and where true-authority lies, that no discernment has been required...
They will claim that they are in-effect 'merely-obedient' to their church; despite that they have picked-and-chosen their church in the first place, and then picked-and-chosen who is right and wrong within their church...
It is as-if they wish to cover-their tracks, and pretend that their own obedience to the modern, 2022, church is exactly the same simple, natural, spontaneous, unconscious, and unthinking obedience that was possible (and usual - and probably desirable) in the Middle Ages.
But this is just false; and it places a lie at the heart of a Man's faith which cannot but tend to weaken and corrupt it - especially in these times; when challenges to discernment, and temptations to affiliate with a Satan-serving System, are coming at Christians with increasing frequency and severity.
For Romantic Christianity; that discernment and personal responsibility which is unavoidable for a Christian in order for him to become and remain Good; needs to become acknowledged as a reality - and that reality itself, should be regarded as Good.