Fort Worth Pastoral Letter on South Carolina

Feb 11, 2015 by

By Bishop Jack Iker, Anglican Ink: Dear Friends in Christ, We were all greatly encouraged by the court ruling that came out of South Carolina last week, where the historic Diocese prevailed in its lawsuit against The Episcopal Church. Circuit Court Judge Diane S. Goodstein ruled that Bishop Mark Lawrence and his Diocese, under neutral principles of law, had legitimately withdrawn from TEC in 2012 and were entitled to retain all their buildings, assets, and intellectual property (name,...

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Grateful: Bishop Lawrence Writes the Diocese Following Ruling

Feb 7, 2015 by

From Bishop Lawrence, Anglican Ink: Dear People of God in the Diocese of South Carolina, “I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers….”(Ephesians 1:16) My last letter to you was shortly after we finished the three-week trial in St. George in order to protect our parish churches, properties, names, diocesan seal and the historic identity of this Diocese of South Carolina. Now, as many of you have heard, we have prevailed. In a thorough and closely reasoned order, the...

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South Carolina Decision a Full Vindication for Victims of ECUSA’s Oppression

Feb 5, 2015 by

by A S Haley, Anglican Ink: Circuit Judge Diane S. Goodstein’s carefully crafted 46-page decision in the case brought by Bishop Mark Lawrence’s Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina (along with 35 of its parishes, plus St. Andrew’s, Mt. Pleasant) against the Episcopal Church (USA) and its rump group (ECSC, or “Episcopal Church in South Carolina”) is a complete vindication of the positions taken and arguments advanced for so long, by so many, inside and outside the...

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Breakaway South Carolina diocese can keep $500 million of church property, judge says

Feb 4, 2015 by

By Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today: A conservative breakaway Anglican diocese in the US has won a court battle to keep more than $500 million worth of church property. The Episcopal Church (TEC) has no claim on the property of the Diocese of South Carolina or its churches, according to Circuit Court Judge Diane Goodstein. She wrote in her decision this week that the conservative diocese and its parishes are “the owners of their real, personal and intellectual property” and that the...

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Diocese of South Carolina comes under oversight of Global South Primates.

Aug 23, 2014 by

Author: Global South My dear Brothers and Sisters, Greetings in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ! The Global South of the Anglican Communion welcomes the unanimous request of The Rt. Rev. Mark Lawrence, XIV Bishop of the Diocese of South Carolina, and the Convention of the Diocese of South Carolina to “accept the offer of the newly created Global South Primatial Oversight Council for pastoral oversight of our ministry as a diocese during the temporary period of our discernment of our final...

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A Message from Bishop Lawrence at the Close of the Trial

Jul 29, 2014 by

Dear Friends in Christ,“… suffering produces endurance and endurance produces hope and hope does not disappoint us for the love of God has been poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit….” Romans 5:3-4.Having spent much of the last three weeks at the Dorchester Courthouse in St. George, South Carolina it is rather serendipitous to be sending this from a Starbucks in St. George, Utah (a gateway to Zion National Park).  Allison and I will be traveling during the next few weeks in Utah, Nevada...

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