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May 21 2004 By virtueonline CANADA: Anglican Church Set to Elect New Primate

Bishop Matthew's withdrawal from the election, which will take place on May 31 during the meeting of General Synod in St. Catharine's, Ontario, reduces the number of primatial candidates to three. The other candidates are Bishop Ronald Ferris of Algoma, Archbishop Andrew Hutchison of Montreal, and Bishop Caleb Lawrence of Moosonee.

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His comments were reported by Eileen E. Flynn of the AMERICAN-STATESMAN.

Though he didn't allude specifically to the current problems in the church, Griswold assured graduates that the Holy Spirit will be working in them at the most difficult times.

"I hope, when you have these experiences, which you surely will, you might remember these words from your presiding bishop, who is no stranger to what he is saying," Griswold said.

This is too disingenuous by half.

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May 19 2004 By virtueonline PITTSBURGH: Radical Via Media Group Blasts Orthodox Bishop over another Bishop

The orthodox bishop shot back saying that there were no grounds to question the validity of the confirmations performed by Bishop Cox.

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May 18 2004 By virtueonline ECUSA: Understanding Depo - What You Should Expect, What You Can Do

These are the basic steps set forth in the DEPO plan:

First, in the spirit of openness, the rector and vestry, or the canonically designated lay leadership seeking a compatible bishop shall meet with the bishop to seek reconciliation.

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May 18 2004 By virtueonline RHODE ISLAND: Orthodox Episcopalians form AAC Chapter to fight revisionists

Turner said she and her fellow orthodox believers were in the final stages of completing the affiliation procedure with Andrew Pearson, the AAC national coordinator.

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May 18 2004 By virtueonline ECUSA: Twists And Turns In Sexual Perversion Grows Alarmingly

Consider the following.

A retired 78-year old homoerotic bishop who should be spending his declining years playing with his grand-children and telling them the ageless story of Jesus and His love, instead “marries” a 62-year old four times married man so he can “legally” engage in sodomite acts while his 7-year old grandchild is made to watch this human farce of a “wedding”.

But then it all goes awry.

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May 13 2004 By virtueonline AKRON: Five Bishops Respond To Bishop Jenkins

The five bishops include C. FitzSimons Allison, Maurice Benitez, William J. Cox, Alex B. Dickson and William C. Wantland.

In their letter to Bishop Charles E. Jenkins, the orthodox five said the Council of Advice would choose five and they would choose five. “Our hope and prayer is that our meeting can in some way help facilitate a reaffirmation of the Christian faith as the indispensable basis of our unity.”

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May 13 2004 By virtueonline ECUSA LOOKS INTO THE ABYSS

This is no no said the Louisiana Bishop to the five bishops. He demanded they appear in Atlanta, at their expense, and face whatever retribution he and his fellow revisionist bishops planned to dole out to the uninclusive five.

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May 12 2004 By virtueonline WESTERN NEW YORK: Bishop Lowers Boom on Orthodox Rector

In an exchange of letters between Fr. Arthur W. Ward Jr., the rector, wardens and vestry of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Tonawanda and the Buffalo-based bishop, Fr. Ward wrote Garrison on April 6 requesting DEPO – a course of action approved recently by ECUSA’s House of Bishops.

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May 09 2004 By virtueonline Anglican Communion Moves Towards Precipice

What apparently is now on the table is a confederation, modeled along similar lines to the Geneva-based World Lutheran Federation.

What this means is that relations between provinces would be freed up, with new loyalties based on differing theological and moral principles.

The one unifying principle for both conservative and liberal Anglicans is that they remain in communion with the mother Church of England through the Archbishop of Canterbury.

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