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  • Send in the Episcopalians

    05/19/2005 5:24:16 PM PDT · by sionnsar · 17 replies · 723+ views
    Midwest Conservative Journal ^ | Christopher Johnson
    Sometimes these things write themselves.  Trinity Episcopal Church in New York City has a special event planned for this Sunday:On May 22, Trinity Sunday, we will have a Clown Eucharist, "doing church" as if we were a circus come to town. We will celebrate the Eucharist and learn about the basic traditional outline for Eucharistic worship by experiencing it and participating in it from a new perspective. It will likely be a surprise to see clowns inside Trinity Church,Not to orthodox Christians familiar with the general drift of the Episcopal Church over the last 40 years or so, it won't.but think about...
  • Scottish Anglicans Remain at an Impasse

    05/19/2005 5:06:34 PM PDT · by sionnsar · 3 replies · 255+ views
    The Living Church Foundation ^ | 05/18/2005 | unknown
    Three meetings between bishops of the Scottish Episcopal Church and leaders of Scottish Anglicans, a traditionalist lay and clergy group representing many of Scotland’s largest evangelical congregations, have failed to resolve an impasse which began with a March 4 statement on homosexuality by the College of Bishops. “The Scottish Episcopal Church,” the bishops wrote in response to the Dromantine communiqué, “has never regarded the fact that someone was in a close relationship with a member of the same sex as in itself constituting a bar to the exercise of an ordained ministry.” The statement upset traditionalist leaders, who charged the...
  • A Rector Resigns [Pontificator]

    05/19/2005 4:53:16 PM PDT · by sionnsar · 26 replies · 692+ views
    Pontifications ^ | 5/19/2005 | Pontificator
    Below is the letter I sent to my parish today. St. Mark’s Church is a parish of approximately 200 members in the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh.Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,Yesterday evening I submitted to the Vestry my resignation, effective July 1st. This was a very difficult decision for Christine and me. We have come to love Johnstown and the people of St. Mark’s. But we feel strongly that God is calling us to make this decision.Twenty-five years ago, I was ordained into the priesthood of the Episcopal Church and into a vision of the catholicity of the Anglican Communion....