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Thursday
Sep212017

Diocese of South Carolina: Another court reversal

St Philip’s, Charleston, built in 1835. 

Photo: Sue Careless

(Staff)  AFTER FIVE LONG years of litigation there has been yet another court reversal concerning the Diocese of South Carolina.

In 2012, the theologically conservative Diocese along with 50 of its congregations voted to disassociate from The Episcopal Church (TEC). It has been involved in a complicated dispute

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Friday
Apr072017

South Carolina: Historic diocese joins new church body

Archbishop Foley Beach and Bishop Mark Lawrence stand together in Charleston after the Diocese of South Carolina voted unanimously to affiliate with the Anglican Church of North America. (Photo: Joy Hunter/Diocese of South Carolina)

(Staff)  THE DIOCESE of South Carolina has voted unanimously to affiliate with the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA).  The Diocese had separated from the Episcopal Church in 2012 for theological and canonical reasons.

On March 11th more than 350 delegates from 52 churches across the eastern and coastal part of the state, as well as South Carolina’s bishop, voted

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Thursday
Dec172015

Newborn found in manger

On Nov. 23rd the custodian on duty at the Holy Child of Jesus Church in New York beheld a scene straight out of Scripture. He heard a baby’s cry and found a newborn wrapped in towels lying inside the wooden manger of the church’s indoor nativity scene.

The infant, who weighed about five pounds, still had his umbilical cord attached. When emergency crews arrived, his eyes remained closed, his slight arms outstretched. Doctors said the baby had been born just

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Thursday
Dec172015

Yup’ik Bible published

Translating the new Yup’ik Bible.

(Photo: Canadian Bible Society)

THE YUP’IK-SPEAKING people of the Southwestern Arctic now have the complete Bible in their own language, thanks to the help of the Canadian Bible Society. The volume has been sixty years in development.

Yup’ik is the aboriginal Inuit language of people who reside in western and south central Alaska. About 12,000 people live in that region, of which only about 3,000 are Yup’ik speakers. Many of the younger people

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Wednesday
Oct072015

Marriage redefined by The Episcopal Church

By Sharon Dewey Hetke 

MAJOR CHANGES to church law as well as the election of a new leader dominated the General Convention of The Episcopal Church (TEC) when it gathered in Salt Lake City, Utah from June 25 to July 3.  

On June 30, the House of Bishops passed resolutions to provide new marriage liturgies as well as to make changes to Canon 18, which governs the Church’s practice on marriage. Both the new liturgies and the revised Canon are ambiguous

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