be saved? A story of the Episcopal Church that calls to mind the general decline of mainline Protestant life. Some years ago I had hoped that perhaps there would be a place for me in the Episcopal Church. Alas, I was not a Patristics scholar but I knew that where I was headed and where this church was headed were two different directions. Still, there is no joy in this. A venerable community of faith is in the process of collapsing both in faith, life, and numbers. A cautionary tale, as well, for us all.