A Longer AP Story on the Action Taken Against the Bishop and Diocese of S.C. and its Results

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The split with one of the oldest dioceses in the nation came this week after the conservative leader of the diocese, Bishop Mark Lawrence, was notified by the national church's Disciplinary Board for Bishops that he is considered to have abandoned the national church. A board considered similar issues a year ago and concluded he had not.

But in an Oct. 15 letter from Katherine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the national church, Lawrence was informed that he is considered to have abandoned the church and is barred from performing any "Episcopal, ministerial or canonical arts" while the full House of Bishops investigates.

The standing committee which governs the local diocese, passed a resolution earlier this month saying it would disaffiliate with the national church if the church took action "asserting or claiming any supervisory, disciplinary, or other alleged hierarchical authority over this diocese, its leaders or its members."

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Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalEpiscopal Church (TEC)TEC BishopsTEC ConflictsTEC Conflicts: South Carolina* South Carolina

Posted October 18, 2012 at 5:57 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. MotherViolet wrote:

Our best wishes and hearty prayers go out to the Bishop and people of South Carolina.


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