TEC affiliated Diocese of Fort Worth to have its first ordination of woman to priesthood

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth was long known as one of the most conservative in the Episcopal Church, and one measure was the refusal by its bishops to ordain women to the priesthood.

When a large majority of clergy and lay delegates of the diocese voted to follow Bishop Jack Iker's recommendation and leave the Episcopal Church, that split the diocese into churches leaving the denomination (most of them) and those choosing to stay.

The group choosing to stay has long wanted to ordain women to the priesthood - and that will finally happen in Fort Worth this Sunday. Deacon Susan Slaughter will be the history-maker.

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Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalEpiscopal Church (TEC)TEC ConflictsTEC Conflicts: Fort Worth* Christian Life / Church LifeParish MinistryMinistry of the Ordained* Culture-WatchWomen

Posted October 28, 2009 at 8:54 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Intercessor wrote:

They did it in San Joaquin as well. There was not a stampede to join the parish because the Gospel just does not taught in Bp. Lamb’s buildings.

October 28, 11:09 am | [comment link]
2. Intercessor wrote:

Sorry…should read “does not GET taught”...

October 28, 11:10 am | [comment link]
3. stjohnsrector wrote:

Comment deleted by elf.

October 28, 7:49 pm | [comment link]
4. stjohnsrector wrote:

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October 28, 7:53 pm | [comment link]
5. Intercessor wrote:

#3 _ Is Bp. Lamb presiding?

October 28, 8:31 pm | [comment link]
6. dwstroudmd+ wrote:

To err is human, but to really persist in error, that’s sooooo Episcopalian!  I’d say it’s a veritable offer to a “rump” roast but I’ll decline the invite.  Barrel, fish, et alia.

October 29, 12:28 am | [comment link]
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