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April 12 2004 By virtueonline INTERVENTION, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Florida, Rio Grande, AAC and more

It is tough love, but for the sake of the person involved it must be done or the repercussions of inaction will ripple in all directions wreaking havoc on everyone.

The Episcopal Church desperately needs intervention. It is sick unto death. It is sick because of the continual compromises made over faith and morals by the House of Bishops and because it is patently obvious to anyone that unless there is intervention, the ECUSA is on the verge of imploding.

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April 05 2004 By virtueonline ECUSA HoB in disarray, Akinola Threatens Griswold with no-show, Canada implodes

There is, furthermore, no grace, no joy, no love that drives these men and women, just vitriol, ast and compromise. And it would also seem to be that no matter what tokenism and nonsense the HoB hands out to the orthodox, they always take it and say, "come let us work together and let us see what God can do."

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March 31 2004 By virtueonline The Beat Goes On - Griswold, Eames, African Primates, Righter and More

Griswold opined that there were many interpretations of Scripture on a number of issues including human sexuality, but then lit into what he called “other dynamics at work in creating the strains we feel.” One, he said was electronic communication. “Events in one part of the world are instantly transmitted across the globe. Our contexts invade one another without explanation. Because our world has become very small we need to remember that our day to day realities are vastly different.”

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March 27 2004 By virtueonline ECUSA: HoB House of Mirrors over Delegated Episcopal Pastoral Oversight (DEPO)

The question is, will the Ulyssian monster called ECUSA find safe harbor in what has been drawn up and dubbed, Delegated Episcopal Pastoral Oversight (DEPO).

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March 21 2004 By virtueonline ARCHBISHOP faces Communion Crisis. Griswold in trouble in Texas

The full contents of the letter have not been leaked to anyone, and Griswold has not so much as admitted that a letter even exists. But when a fellow journalist here in London talked to Lambeth Palace, she got the response that it was “too hot to leak”! Virtuosity has learned that it contains, at the very minimum, a strong if not harsh word to Griswold to take no ecclesiastical action against the “Ohio five” bishops, because he would not get support from Lambeth Palace.

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March 18 2004 By virtueonline The Great Unraveling of the ECUSA

None of the priests were from the six parishes. This, of course, was not by
their choice but in obedience to the Bishops bringing the ecclesiastical
covering. They secretly planned the service and held it in an orthodox church so
that Grew could not stop it and later could not be accused of holding an improper
service in an Episcopal Church.

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March 13 2004 By virtueonline Canada pushes Communion to the edge of pushed at Sewanee

The council of the General Synod, meeting in Mississauga, Ontario crafted and passed two motions on same-sex blessings that the church's chief governing body will be asked to affirm at General Synod when it meets at the end of May. General Synod is made up of delegates from each of the church's 30 dioceses. It is the church's main legislative and governing body. It meets every three years.

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March 10 2004 By virtueonline Numbers don't lie, ECUSA will be down 100,000 this year. Pledging also drops

V. Gene Robinson was installed as bishop on Sunday and today's daily office epistle was the reading from 1 Cor.5: 1-8:

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The Rev. Kevin Martin, executive director of Vital Church Ministries says the Episcopal Church will lose around 100,000 persons in the coming year.

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March 06 2004 By virtueonline Anglican Communion inches closer towards schism

The Most Rev. Peter Akinola, speaking from Lagos, turned down an invitation to attend a meeting of church leaders and wrote Peterson saying he was baffled that the ACO continues to act as if ECUSA's [actions] did not really matter.

The Nigerian primate led the opposition from churches in Africa condemning last year's decision by the US Episcopal Church to consecrate Canon Gene Robinson, an avowed homosexual, as Bishop coadjutor of New Hampshire.

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March 02 2004 By virtueonline Anglican Discipline of Griswold and ECUSA

Virtuosity has been told that it will likely be in the form of a "no
voice, no vote" for Griswold. What this means is that at any future
primatial gatherings Griswold will not be permitted to speak on anything
at all and will not be permitted to vote. It will be a humbling, perhaps
even humiliating experience for the ECUSA Presiding Bishop, but it does
mean that ECUSA will stay in the club, whatever that means. It may well

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