Four markers reveal why the collapse of the Episcopal Church is inevitable

Oct 2, 2017 by

by David W Virtue, DD, VOL: Recent statistics (2016) on the state of The Episcopal Church offer insights not normally tapped by the media, but looked at more closely, reveal a Church in faster decline than initially thought. There are four distinct demographic markers and they include: Aging...

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Episcopal Church Still Skidding Downhill

Sep 23, 2017 by

by Jeffrey Walton, Juicy Ecumenism: Updated statistics made available today by the Episcopal Church General Convention Office show a denomination continuing a sustained decline in 2016 to 1,745,156 domestic members. The U.S.-based denomination shed 34,179 members, a decline of 1.9 percent, while...

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How the Alt-Left Destroyed the Episcopal Church

Sep 1, 2017 by

by David W Virtue, VOL: NEWS ITEM: Of all full-time clergy in TEC, 55.4 percent are older than 55, and almost 80 percent of all full-time clergy in TEC are older than 45. Particularly noteworthy are the figures for Millennial clergy, ….who comprise roughly 6 percent of all full-time clergy...

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US Episcopal Prayer Book marriage rite could be made gender-neutral in 2018

Aug 25, 2017 by

by Madeleine Davies, Church Times: A PROPOSAL to amend the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) of the Episcopal Church in the United States to change the marriage rite and catechism may be brought to the General Convention next year. Although alternative “gender-neutral” rites are available on a trial...

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Diocese of LA Sells Out its Parish for the Money

Aug 17, 2017 by

by Allan Haley, The Anglican Curmudgeon: Today, those clinging to the dying remnant that was the once-renowned Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America (“PECUSA” — or, after they dropped the first adjective, “ECUSA”) finally learned that there is no...

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The future of the Episcopal Church’s clergy

Aug 17, 2017 by

by Cameron Nations, Living Church: David Goodhew’s recent post “Facing Episcopal Church Decline” tells a familiar story: the Episcopal Church’s numbers are falling fast and, without a turnaround, things don’t look great for the future of the denomination. He looks at figures such as membership,...

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