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  • Episcopal exodus

    02/08/2006 12:53:59 PM PST · by sionnsar · 4 replies · 481+ views
    World Magazine ^ | 2/04/2006 | Edward E. Plowman
    The exiting clergy and parish leaders say ECUSA has departed from biblical Anglican faith | Edward E. Plowman A huge exodus from the Episcopal Church (ECUSA) is underway in the Diocese of Florida, which spans 21 counties across the northern part of the state. Within the past six weeks, more than 20 percent of the diocese's 70-plus congregations from Jacksonville to Tallahassee have voted to leave or announced plans to do so, and still others say they intend to walk this summer, following the ECUSA general convention. ECUSA at that time is expected to reject calls to repent from consecrating...
  • New "Letter of Agreement" for Clergy and Vestries in Diocese of Florida [Warning]

    08/22/2005 6:09:04 PM PDT · by sionnsar · 4 replies · 433+ views
    American Anglican Council ^ | 8/22/2005 | editor
    In the Episcopal Church, most dioceses utilize Letters of Agreement which represent an ecclesial contract between the Bishop, Vestry and Rector. Such agreements specify the terms of call, compensation, scope of ministry and other matters. Bishop John Howard has recently distributed a revised "Letter of Agreement" for use in the Diocese of Florida which includes a section entitled "Rector's Allegiance to Episcopal Church." The wording of this section is found below: SECTION H-RECTOR’S ALLEGIANCE TO EPISCOPAL CHURCH The Rector acknowledges his/her allegiance to the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, also known as the Episcopal Church, (the...