Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has proposed an alternative budget for the Episcopal Church in 2013-15 for consideration at the 77th General Convention.
By Douglas LeBlanc
At 759 pages and 155 resolutions, the Blue Book for the 77th General Convention addresses a broad range of topics, from blessing rites for same-sex couples to an embattled budget, from a kinder approach on clergy removal to additional Bible translations for lectionary readings.
“This is a defining moment in the life of the Episcopal Church, being the first formal adoption of doctrine, discipline and worship which are contrary to the unequivocal mandate of Holy Scripture, the historic Christian faith, Anglican doctrine, and the pronouncements of the four instruments of Anglican unity.”
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The U.S. Supreme Court declined certiorari June 18 in two cases regarding property disputes between congregations and the denominations they have left.
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By Lauren Anderson
Dwarfed by surrounding skyscrapers in downtown Indianapolis, Christ Church Cathedral remains the oldest building on Monument Circle, contributing to the church’s inherent sense of tradition and history.
The Archbishop of Canterbury has announced that the Very Rev. Canon David Richardson, the Archbishop’s Representative to the Holy See and Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome, intends to retire at Easter 2013.
The Church of England holds as a matter of doctrine that marriage is a lifelong union of one man with one woman.
Archbishop David Chillingworth: “We invoke the history of Samuel Seabury, consecrated in 1784 by the Scottish bishops as the first bishop of the church in the United States of America.”