Episcopal Church splits in the U.S

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  1. Ben W

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    South Riding Church, a small Episcopal mission of about 150 members in eastern Loudoun County, has become the first church to secede from the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia.
        "Our church upholds the authority of Scripture, and the leadership of South Riding Church can no longer compromise our faith by remaining under the spiritual and jurisdictional authority of the Episcopal Church and this diocese," said the Rev. J. Philip Ashey, pastor of South Riding.
        Episcopal Bishop John B. Chane of Washington, who on Monday condemned the "provocation" of a new Anglican church founded in his diocese by conservatives, is seeking advice from the archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, the head of the worldwide Anglican Communion.
        Members of the church voted Sunday to leave the Virginia Diocese and affiliate with the Diocese of Ruwenzori, Uganda, under Bishop Benezeri Kisembo.

    Continued - http://www.washtimes.com/national/20051116-121619-3330r.htm
     
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    That's been talked about for some time within the Episcopalian circles. Now that an individual congregation has actually DONE it, expect others to follow suit.
     
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    Although the Southern Episcopal Church is completely independent, the Reformed Episcopal Church (and the separate Anglican Province of America) is affiliated with the Church of Nigeria.

    The REC, like some other American churches and groups of churches, maintains an affiliation with a non-U.S. church that is a member of the Anglican Communion so that it maintains connection with the worldwide communion; communion rules allow for only one church in each nation to be an official part of the communion.
     
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    I think it's good that this church seceded! There are things churches should tolerate but ordaining homosexual pastors is not one imo.
     
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    There's one Episcopalian church here in my area which I would not be surprised if it eventually broke ties with the national body.
    Unlike the main denomination it is strongly pro-life (it supports our local crisis pregnancy center to the tune of $1,250 each quarter, that's one of our largest donors) and a couple of years ago took out a full-page ad in a local paper to support the pro-life position.
     
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    This is a great work that God has done. I hope and pray that God will spread this conviction to other Episcopalian Churches and start a new work that is honoring to God and his Word. [​IMG]

    Joseph Botwinick
     

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