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CT bishop swoops in on orthodox rector; inhibits him (breaking...)
VirtueOnline-News ^ | 7/13/2005 | David Virtue

Posted on 07/13/2005 12:35:30 PM PDT by sionnsar

BRISTOL, CT: (7/13/2005)--Connecticut Bishop Andrew Smith and 12 of his diocesan leaders walked into St. John's Episcopal Church in Bristol this morning waving a letter of inhibition at the Rev. Mark Hansen, hacked into the church's computer, shut down the church's website and took over the building. The senior warden tried in vain to stop him.

The bishop then issued a letter of inhibition to Hansen using Title IV Canon 10 Sec. 1 saying that Hansen was not permitted to attend worship or enter the buildings for education or worship. "It is regrettable that your actions have brought us to this point where the initiative which includes this inhibition has become necessary," wrote the bishop.

"I do not accept this inhibition. I am still the Rector of St. John's parish and the Bishop has no right to proceed in accordance to proper canon law," said Fr. Hansen.

On hearing the news the other five parish priests known as the "Connecticut Six" gathered together in solidarity with Hansen and the Senior Warden.

The bishop promptly announced that a woman priest was now in charge of the parish.

An observer noted, with a touch of cynicism that Bishop "Drew' Smith started with the parish where he knew the rector would be away today. He was there for a Vestry meeting last night.

More news as it breaks...

TOPICS: Mainline Protestant
KEYWORDS: apostacy; apostasy; cinos; connecticut; ecusa; elca; episcopal; heresy; homosexualagenda; markhansen; religiousleft; revmarkhansen

1 posted on 07/13/2005 12:35:41 PM PDT by sionnsar
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2 posted on 07/13/2005 12:36:12 PM PDT by sionnsar (†† || Iran Azadi || Kyoto: Split Atoms, not Wood)
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To: sionnsar

What is the procedure in ECUSA for recalling or impeaching a bishop?

3 posted on 07/13/2005 12:40:50 PM PDT by ken5050
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To: ken5050
What is the procedure in ECUSA for recalling or impeaching a bishop?

Apparently the only thing that rises to that level is to have a 20-year old heterosexual affair on your record, and a fairly orthodox stance on homosexuality. (Charles Jones, former Bishop of Montana.)

4 posted on 07/13/2005 1:03:50 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: sionnsar

Sermon by the replacement:

5 posted on 07/13/2005 1:19:48 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Raycpa; sionnsar

The "replacement" says that she is an "Affirming Anglican Catholic". You can find out about that BOGUS movement at

This phony "catholicism" is just another front for the feminazi and "gay" movement. So the un-apostoilic Episcopal "bishop" of Connectcut has replaced an orthodox priest with a card-carrying feminazi with a deluded view of herself as "catholic".

6 posted on 07/13/2005 1:47:01 PM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: Honorary Serb

Hoo boy, I knew things were bad in the ECUSA, but sheesh... If I came from the Anglican tradition, I would run, not walk, out of the desecrated church overseen by heresiarch Bishop Smith. What a sad state of affairs. I am a Nutmeg Stater myself and would like to invite all true believing Episcopalians to visit your local Orthodox Church. You will be very welcome. And don't be afraid, no scary old babushkas will throw you out for not knowing the ropes at first!

7 posted on 07/13/2005 2:27:27 PM PDT by infidel dog (nearer my God to thee....)
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To: infidel dog

I am no Episcopalian, but an ELCA Lutheran. We're next to slide all the way down the slippery slope--watch the front pages of your newspapers in August when the ELCA has its "Churchwide Assembly".

However, I am an Evangelical Orthodox Lutheran, and attend a Serbian Orthodox church around once a month. So I don't have to take the heterodox and hypocritical liberal-Protestant-masquerading-as-Lutheran nonsense from the ELCA mis-leaders for much longer!!

8 posted on 07/13/2005 5:07:07 PM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: sionnsar

I feel so sorry for those Angilicans who don't want to buckle to the pressures of politically-correct modernism.

BTW, why again did the Church of England split from Rome?

9 posted on 07/14/2005 4:41:44 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Rome was so picky -- "NO murdering your wives." Henry just couldn't abide.

10 posted on 07/14/2005 6:34:57 AM PDT by bboop
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