TEC House of Bishop opens fall meeting with discussions of same-sex spouse exclusion from Lambeth 2020

Sep 18, 2019 by

by David Paulsen, ENS: The Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops gathered here on Sept. 17 to begin a four-day meeting where the question of the Lambeth Conference 2020 loomed from the outset, both as a point of punctuation in Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s opening sermon and as the scheduled topic of discussion for the first afternoon. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, in calling all bishops in the Anglican Communion to attend the Lambeth Conference next summer, chose to invite gay and...

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The Episcopal Church: The Collapse Is Here

Sep 11, 2019 by

Tom Ferguson, retired Episcopal seminary dean, tells it like it is with no sweet talking.  Since 2003, when Gene Robinson became TEC’s first partnered gay bishop, TEC’s ASA has dropped from 858,000 to 562,000 — a decline of 34%.  There are now more TEC parishes with an average attendance of less than 10 persons than there are congregations with attendance of 300 or more. The evidence is clear: “The collapse is upon us.”  Ferguson notes a recurrent trend:...

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After losing property to Episcopal Church, Anglican congregation’s first Sunday in new building draws over 2,000 people

Sep 11, 2019 by

by Michael Gryboski, Christian Post: More than 2,000 people attended worship services held at a Virginia Anglican congregation’s new sanctuary, being held years after they had to leave their original property due to losing a legal battle with The Episcopal Church. The Falls Church Anglican of Falls Church, Virginia, lost control of its historic property in 2012 via a lawsuit. In comments emailed to The Christian Post on Monday, the church explained that they had a total of 2,042 attendees for...

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“Love” and Labyrinths: Episcopal Attendance Plummets

Sep 7, 2019 by

by Jeffrey Walton, Juicy Ecumenism: Welcome banners proclaiming messages of indiscriminate affirmation paired with freshly installed labyrinths don’t appear to be slowing the ongoing Episcopal Church decline trend. Statistics recently released by the Office of the General Convention show membership continued a gradual, uninterrupted drop of 36,214 persons to 1,676,349 (2.1%) in 2018, while average Sunday attendance declined 23,538 to 533,206 (4.2%). Across the denomination, nearly...

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“Love” and Labyrinths: Episcopal Attendance Plummets

Sep 4, 2019 by

by Jeff Walton, Anglican Ink: Welcome banners proclaiming messages of indiscriminate affirmation paired with freshly installed labyrinths don’t appear to be slowing the ongoing Episcopal Church decline trend. Statistics recently released by the Office of the General Convention show membership continued a gradual, uninterrupted drop of 36,214 persons to 1,676,349 (2.1%) in 2018, while average Sunday attendance declined 23,538 to 533,206 (4.2%). Across the denomination, nearly three-quarters of...

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Episcopal Jackals surround last remaining Orthodox Episcopal Diocese and Bishop

Jul 10, 2019 by

by David W Virtue, DD, Virtueonline: With the much-vaunted episcopal doctrine of inclusion now in tatters and diversity just another word for nothing left to lose, the Diocese of Albany and its godly Bishop William H. Love face a pack of ecclesiastical jackals with teeth bared, waiting in the wings to tear him limb from limb. He has been “partially inhibited” for rejecting same sex marriage; he has four parishes who hate him and would like to come permanently under another bishop,...

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