January 4, 2013
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
By now you are aware that today the Diocese of South Carolina, the Trustees of the Diocese and congregations representing the vast majority of its baptized members filed suit in South Carolina Circuit Court against The Episcopal Church to protect the Diocese’s real and personal property and that of its parishes.
We have developed a number of background resources you may find helpful in explaining this situation to your parish. These items include:
A letter from Bishop Lawrence - in the form of a bulletin insertThese may all be found here.
Stewardship of the Gospel - Stewardship of the Diocese (a theological reflection)
A Media Release
List of Plaintiffs Participating
Glossary of Terms
Timeline of Events
Letters of Support/Articles of Interest
If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact me.
In Christ's service,
--(The Rev. Canon) Jim Lewis is Canon to the Ordinary of the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina
Filed under: * Anglican - Episcopal Episcopal Church (TEC) TEC Conflicts TEC Conflicts: South Carolina TEC Polity & Canons * Christian Life / Church Life Parish Ministry Ministry of the Ordained * Culture-Watch Law & Legal Issues * South Carolina * Theology
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