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Monday
Nov142011

Nigerian Canadian now American bishop

 

(Photo: Sue Careless)

A FORMER CANADIAN priest has been consecrated bishop by the Primate of Nigeria.
On Sept. 25th, the Rev. Canon Dr. Felix Orji was ordained Suffragan Bishop in the Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA) by Archbishop Nicholas Okoh in Lagos, Nigeria.
Felix Orji was born in Abia State, Nigeria, but immigrated to Canada in 1990 to study at Regent College and later Vancouver School of Theology. Bishop Orji was ordained in 1996

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Monday
Nov142011

Southern Discomfort: the Bishop Lawrence investigation

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Editor’s note: The key charges leveled against Bishop Mark Lawrence of South Carolina by The Episcopal Church (TEC) include: making amendments to the diocese’s charter, constitution and canons; failure to prevent parishes from leaving TEC and failure to sue

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Monday
Nov142011

TEC drops below two million members

ONCE A FLAGSHIP denomination of American mainline Protestantism, the U.S.-based Episcopal Church has for the first time in decades reported membership below two million. Almost one-quarter of Episcopalians who were in the pews in 2000 are no longer there. The denomination, which claimed

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Monday
Nov142011

Adult baptisms high in ACNA

(Staff)  A STARTLING statistic was released by a relatively new church on the continent. Of the over 3,000 baptisms reported in the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) almost 1,000 or nearly one-third were people aged 30 and over, indicating a significant number of new Christians. This statistic would seem to confirm what Bishop Don Harvey,

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Monday
Nov142011

Materialism and Marriage  

(Staff)  SPOUSES THAT PLACE a high value on money and possessions can expect a rocky marriage, says a new study from Brigham Young University. Researchers found that materialism in a spouse was associated with lower levels of responsiveness

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