Episcopal bishop to visit St. Andrew’s

Thu, 05/31/2007 - 3:26pm
By: The Citizen

Bishop Neil Alexander of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta will visit St. Andrew’s in the Pines Episcopal Church in Peachtree City to celebrate Holy Eucharist with the congregation at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 5.

The church vestry is inviting all area Episcopalians and the public to attend the celebration to thank Alexander for the support he has given the church.

In February a large number of St. Andrews parishioners voted to sever ties with the national Episcopal Church and align instead with the Convocation of Anglicans in North America, forming their own church.

But roughly one-third of the church’s parishioners chose to remain at St. Andrews despite the difference in theological opinion, and for several weeks after the split the two churches co-existed, even sharing the same service under the same pastor.

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Submitted by DragNet on Thu, 05/31/2007 - 7:59pm.

Can you elaborate on this difference? Is this related to the official U.S. Anglican Church turning to the lines of Sodom and Gomorrah (gay bishops and the like)?

Making you think twice......

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Submitted by Mixer on Sat, 06/02/2007 - 8:52pm.

The Episcopal Church was active in the social gospel movement of the late nineteenth century and since the 1960s and 1970s has played a leading role in the progressive and liberal movements in church and secular politics. (So much for the separation of church and state.)For example, in its resolutions on secular issues the Episcopal Church has taken both sides on the abortion debate, opposed the death penalty, and supported affirmative action and the civil rights movement. In the more liberal dioceses, openly homosexual men and women can be ordained and in some cases, same-sex unions are celebrated.

In some dioceses, women are ordained only to the diaconate and in others women are ordained to the priesthood and episcopate, as well as the diaconate. The leader of the Episcopal Church in the USA is presently a woman. The Most Reverend Katharine Jefferts Schori, previously Bishop of Nevada, is the twenty-sixth Presiding Bishop. Jefferts Schori was elected at the 75th General Convention on June 18, 2006 and invested at the Washington National Cathedral on November 4, 2006.

The Episcopal Church considers itself a via media (a middle way or compromise between extremes[5]) having aspects of both the Roman Catholic church and Protestantism.

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Submitted by swac on Sat, 06/02/2007 - 8:28pm.

Alleluia!! We have waited a long time for this to happen. We are excited for our church and all Episcopalians to have Bishop Alexander come visit, worship and share the Body and Blood of Christ with us. Come to St Andrew's on Tuesday, June 5th, and be inspired. We will also feed you well at the reception after the service.

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