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  • Episcopal churches in central Pa. will suspend in-person services until 2021 due to COVID-19

    11/17/2020 1:36:47 PM PST · by lightman · 24 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 17 November A.D. 2020 | Sean Adams
    As COVID-19 infection rates have begun surging once again throughout much of the state, the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania has issued a statement suspending in-person church services until next year. The statement, issued by Bishop Audrey Scanlan on Nov. 14, stated that COVID-19 infection rates “are as high- and higher- now than ever and they show no sign of decreasing. Pennsylvania’s rates of infection are now four times what they were from our summer’s lowest ebb, and two of the counties in our diocese are among the top ten counties for virus transmission in the Commonwealth.” 59 of Pennsylvania’s...
  • President Trump Pays His Respects to St. John's Episcopal Church

    06/14/2020 3:55:03 PM PDT · by AJFavish · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 14, 2020 | Allan J. Favish
    On June 1, 2020, President Donald Trump walked from the White House to pay his respects to St. John's Episcopal Church (https://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/wash/dc...) after somebody tried to burn down the church the previous night.
  • Episcopal Church will cease to have Sunday worship attendance in 30 years, seminary pres. warns

    02/19/2020 9:42:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/19/2020 | Michael Gryboski
    A seminary president has warned The Episcopal Church's leadership that with the current rate of decline, they will cease to have any Sunday worship attendance in 30 years.Kristine Stache, interim president of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America-affiliated Wartburg Theological Seminary, gave a presentation Friday before the denomination's Executive Council.Stache drew from the most recent parochial report data which found that, from 2008 to 2018, the denomination experienced a 24.9 percent decline in average Sunday attendance and a 17.5 percent decline in baptized members.“It depicts a church that appears to be dying,” said Stache, as reported by Egan Millard...
  • The Episcopal Church's Fruits of Heresy

    01/05/2020 6:13:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 5, 2020 | Andrew Harrod
    “This church has about 30 more years before it is dead,” stated one young man at a 2016 forum at the Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) in Alexandria, Virginia, as quoted in the recent book The Seduction of the Episcopal Church. Therein Anglican author David Virtue, a longtime critical observer of worldwide Anglicanism, reviews the Episcopal Church’s decades-long fall from grace in an exposé of Christian folly in accommodating a secularized, sexualized modernity. Virtue tells the depressing, detailed “story of a once proud Christian denomination that stood as a landmark church in a nation that has seen presidents, senators and business...
  • High Priestess of Abortion

    05/08/2009 6:12:07 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 30 replies · 1,169+ views
    American Spectator ^ | May 8, 2009 | Mark Tooley
    The Rev. Katherine Ragsdale will soon become the first female president of Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Openly lesbian, the outgoing chief of a liberal think tank that monitored the Religious Right, and best known for her abortion rights advocacy through the Washington-based Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC), Ragsdale maybe the perfect icon for untrammeled liberal Episcopalianism. But a rather vigorous two-year-old abortion sermon by Ragsdale, assertive even by her standards, has overshadowed her recent appointment. "Abortion is a blessing and our work is not done!" she repeatedly exclaimed at a rally in defense of an abortion clinic...
  • Lesbian Episcopal ‘priest’ named new head of National Abortion

    11/05/2019 7:19:15 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Nov 5, 2019 | Claire Chretien
    November 5, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — The National Abortion Federation (NAF) has announced that its new president and CEO is Katherine Ragsdale, a lesbian Episcopal “priest” and longtime abortion activist. “Abortion providers are some of my personal heroes and modern-day saints,” Ragsdale said when the news was announced. She had been NAF’s interim president and CEO since September 2018. In 2011, she “married” another female Episcopal “priest,” Mally Lloyd. It is unclear if they are still together; Ragsdale’s bio on NAF’s website makes no mention of Lloyd. “For decades, Katherine Ragsdale, a false prophet, has been trying to put religious vestments...
  • Episcopal Church sees greater drop in membership in 2018, Larger than the previous two years

    09/05/2019 8:15:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/05/2019 | Michael Gryboski
    The Episcopal Church saw a greater decline in members and average worship attendance in 2018 than in 2017. According to statistics recently made available by the Office of the General Convention, The Episcopal Church saw its active baptized members decline from approximately 1.712 million in 2017 to 1.676 million. The 36,000-member drop is larger than the previous two years, when the denomination declined by about 32,500 members in 2017 and a little more than 34,000 members in 2016. In 2018, the average Sunday worship attendance declined by about 23,500 people, making it the largest drop the church body has seen...
  • Newly Consecrated Gay Bishop Declares God Is A Woman

    06/28/2019 11:32:03 AM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 93 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/28/2019 | Ellie Gardey
    Rev. Thomas Brown, who is married to a fellow priest, was ordained as a bishop of the diocese of Maine in the Episcopal Church June 22. Immediately following his ordination, Brown referred to God as a "she" twice in the Nicene Creed. "She is worshipped and glorified. She has spoken through the prophets," the just-ordained Bishop Brown said, referring to the Holy Spirit. ...
  • Episcopal Church Hosts Pro-Abortion Rally Featuring “Christian” Pastors Promoting Abortions

    12/07/2018 7:23:52 PM PST · by Coleus · 36 replies
    Life News ^ | 12.06.18 | Micaiah Bilger
    A group of Ohio religious leaders criticized lawmakersÂ’ efforts to pass protections for unborn babies Thursday during a pro-abortion protest at a church in downtown Columbus. The event at Trinity Episcopal Church, coordinated by the Ohio Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, included Christian and Jewish leaders who oppose a bill to prohibit abortions after unborn babies have a detectable heartbeat, about six weeks of pregnancy.The state House passed the bill in November, and the Senate is considering it this week. It is expected to pass the Republican-controlled legislature. HAPPENING NOW: Faith leaders organized by @OhioRCRC are speaking against bans on...
  • U.S. Episcopal Church bows to gay pressure, deletes ‘husband and wife’ from marriage liturgy

    05/02/2018 6:44:52 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 65 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 2, 2018 | Doug Mainwaring
    The Church of England is torn over plans by the The Episcopal Church (TEC) in the United States to efface the terms “husband” and “wife” – as well as references to “procreation” – from its marriage liturgy. The change is meant to make the church’s marriage ceremonies more “gay-friendly.” Gay and lesbian Episcopalians have complained that the language of the current liturgy is offensive and exclusionary. The move prompted a critical response from Church of England Secretary General William Nye last October, strongly urging the TEC to reconsider. The letter threatened to cut ties with the U.S. church if it...
  • U.S. Episcopal Diocese Votes to Stop Using Masculine Pronouns for God

    02/04/2018 4:33:01 PM PST · by marshmallow · 53 replies
    WASHINGTON, D.C., February 1, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The Episcopal church in the Diocese of Washington, D.C., passed a resolution last week to stop using masculine pronouns for God in future updates to its Book of Common Prayer. The resolution to stop using "gendered language for God" was passed quickly by delegates to the Diocese's 123rd Convention. “If revision of the Book of Common Prayer is authorized, to utilize expansive language for God from the rich sources of feminine, masculine, and non-binary imagery for God found in Scripture and tradition and, when possible, to avoid the use of gendered pronouns for...
  • Todd Starnes: Church Won't Mention Trump's Name in Prayers, Fearing Microaggressions

    01/17/2017 1:29:48 PM PST · by EveningStar · 54 replies
    Todd Starnes ^ | January 15, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    Parishioners at a California Episcopal church will no longer pray by name for the president of the United States over fears the name "Donald Trump" might trigger microaggressions among sanctified snowflakes. Mike Kinman, the rector of All Saints Church in Pasadena, broke the news to the congregation in a blog posting that was filled with all sorts of liturgical lunacy.
  • Influential Episcopal Seminary No Longer Offering Degrees Amid Report of $7.9 Million Loss

    11/21/2016 12:17:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/21/2016 | Michael Gryboski
    An influential seminary affiliated with The Episcopal Church has announced that it will no longer issue degrees starting next year, and is reporting a net loss of $7.9 million in assets since last year. The Episcopal Divinity School of Cambridge, Massachusetts, announced in July that they will stop granting degrees at the end of the 2016-2017 academic year. Last week, the divinity school sent out an update to supporters and members of its campus community wherein they noted that the net assets of the seminary had declined rapidly over the past couple of years. "At our meeting, we also accepted...
  • Episcopal Church in Decline? Denomination Loses Nearly 50,000 Members, Closes 69 Parishes

    10/14/2015 11:17:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/14/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    The Episcopal Church continues to experience losses in both church attendance and membership, according to recently released numbers from the denomination's Office of the General Convention. From 2013 to 2014, active baptized members in domestic dioceses went from 1.866 million to 1.817 million, representing a loss of nearly 50,000 members. The statistics reveal that in 2014 that average Sunday attendance was a little over 600,000 in domestic dioceses, down from approximately 623,000 in 2013. 2014's numbers are even more telling when compared with 2009, when the theologically liberal Episcopal Church had about 200,000 more members and over 80,000 more Sunday...
  • Episcopal and United Church of Christ Clergy Praise Planned Parenthood for “Doing God’s Work”

    07/31/2015 2:14:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    lifenews ^ | Sarah Zagorski Jul 31, 2015
    According to a group of liberal clergy, killing babies in abortions and selling their body parts to the highest bidder is “God’s work.” On July 29, the Planned Parenthood Clergy Advocacy Board said the undercover videos portraying their executives haggling over the cost of aborted babies’ body parts are simply an attack on health care. Jeffrey Walton from the Institute on Religion and Democracy reports that the board is made up of religious leaders from the United Church of Christ, Episcopal Church and American Baptist Churches as well as clergy from Reformed Jewish and Unitarian Universalist congregations. In a statement...
  • See you in Hell [says @JunkScience to] Head of US Episcopal Church [who] says ‘climate denial’ is im

    03/24/2015 7:44:50 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 71 replies
    Tweets from Twitter account of JunkScience.com @JunkScience on Twitchy.com ^ | March 24, 2015 | Twitter account of JunkScience.com @JunkScience
    As she argues in favor of abortion rights and gay marriage, Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, head of the US Episcopal Church, says it is immoral to be skeptical about man caused climate change. This came as the church hyped a webcast about fighting climate change.
  • America’s unjust efforts to preserve white privilege (COMMENTARY)

    02/18/2015 5:38:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | February 17, 2015 | Father Tom Ehrich
    TUBA CITY, Ariz. (RNS) As I pass through the Navajo Nation on my 4,000-mile drive across America, I catch a disturbing glimpse of a white-power insurgency happening in all regions. White settlement of the Southwest meant dislodging the native population at gunpoint. U.S. Army troops slaughtered the Navajo at will. Whites broke one treaty after another, then forced the Navajo in 1864 onto a “Long Walk” of 300 miles away from their tribal lands. When a pregnant Navajo woman came to childbirth, an impatient Army soldier simply shot her. The Navajo were allowed to return four years later to a...
  • An "Amen" from a Priest for the President

    02/06/2015 4:16:44 PM PST · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | February 5, 2015 | Rev. Susan Russell, Episcopal priest and activist from Pasadena, Calif.
    So President Obama is evidently taking a ration of right-wing blow back for comments at today's National Prayer Breakfast comparing the heinous actions of ISIS to the heinous actions of the Crusades. "Critics Pounce" read one headline. "Outrage" read another Here's what's outrageous: Christians who don't know their own history. Like the story of the Cathars -- a Christian sect deemed heretical in the 13th century and savagely butchered by Christian Crusaders in France.
  • Islam Comes to the National Cathedral

    11/14/2014 10:48:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2014 | Diana West
    There are several ways to see the National Cathedral's decision to host Islamic Friday prayers this week. First, the facts. The service is the brainchild of the Rev. Canon Gina Campbell, the Episcopal cathedral's director of liturgy, and South African Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool, a Muslim, who is delivering the sermon. Invitation-only guests include Masjid Muhammad of The Nation's Mosque, representatives of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS), the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC). That's some roster if playing "Spot the Muslim Brotherhood Front" is a...
  • Former Connecticut church sold for benefit of local Muslim community

    10/23/2014 6:46:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    The Episcopal Church in Connecticut ^ | October 23, 2014 | Karin Hamilton
    The Episcopal Church in Connecticut (ECCT) has sold its property at 35 Harris Road, Avon, former home to Christ Episcopal Church, to the Farmington Valley American Muslim Center, Inc. (FVAMC). The sale, for $1.1 million, was completed on Oct. 21. The building was vacated after the congregation voted in 2012 to dissolve as a parish and close by the end of that year. The following spring, Bishop Ian T. Douglas and other ECCT staff hosted a meeting of community leaders and interested residents to discern how the property could best be used “as an asset to God’s mission of restoration...