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December 20 2019 By virtueonline Episcopal House of Bishops makeup changing to incorporate greater diversity

"Nothing less than human civilization itself, nothing less than the very survival of this creation, this world itself, depends on our capacity and willingness to be truly inclusive and to affirm our diversity," the Presiding Bishop preached.

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December 10 2019 By virtueonline SAN ANTONIO, TX: Founding Priest inhibited by Ordinariate

Fr. Phillips turns 70 on Friday the 13th.

In that letter, which was read from the raised pulpit at all OLA Masses, Bishop Lopes explained to the "Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ" that their beloved pastor emeritus was named in a list of "clergy credibly accused of sexual misconduct with minors" released in January by the Archdiocese of San Antonio "for failing to report credible allegations against Deacon Orr to the Archdiocese."


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December 09 2019 By virtueonline Curry Brings "Way of Love" to Northern Michigan Episcopalians

Tibetan prayer flags were pinned to the altar table holding the communion bread. Nature imagery permeated the service liturgy, beginning with a blessing of water done in the name of the "Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer," a modalist substitution for the conventional "Father, Son and Holy Spirit."

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December 07 2019 By virtueonline Diocese of Niagara interfaith service attracts more Muslims than Christians

Imam: Show us the straight path. The path of those whom Thou hast favoured
Not (the path) of those who earn Thine anger. Nor of those who go astray.

Priest: For Thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever and ever.

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December 05 2019 By virtueonline Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Australia to resign

"I am hopeful that my early advice to you will enable a smooth transition to be made," he wrote to the bishops.

Dr Freier is the third Archbishop of Melbourne to be Primate. His announcement comes only five days after a meeting he convened of the Australian bishops to discuss pressing issues facing the Church.

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December 02 2019 By virtueonline RIP: Integrity; RIP: Louie Crew

But it was Crew's involvement with The Episcopal Church which brought him the most notoriety and scorn.

He is a convert to The Episcopal Church. He was reared as a Baptist and baptized at eight. While in his 20's discovered The Episcopal Church. He was confirmed in 1961 by Bishop Randolph Claiborne (V Atlanta) while teaching at the Darlington School in Rome, Georgia.

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November 28 2019 By virtueonline FLORIDA: Former Tallahassee priest misused power to sexually abuse men

Tuesday, the results of that investigation were released, revealing that the former rector engaged in sexual misconduct against several young men and abused his authority.

Dudley has since been removed as a priest of the Anglican Church in North America.

According to the report, Dudley his wife, and their three children moved to Florida in 1995 and settled down in Tallahassee where he served as Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church.

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November 28 2019 By virtueonline UK: Sheffield bishop asks parishes not to participate in 2020 Franklin Graham Tour of Britain

"I'm afraid I cannot support the Graham Tour mission event at the FlyDSA Arena on 6 June next year, at which Franklin Graham is due to speak, and so will not be encouraging parishes in the Diocese of Sheffield to support it either.

Mr Graham's rhetoric is repeatedly and unnecessarily inflammatory and in my opinion represents a risk to the social cohesion of our city.

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November 27 2019 By virtueonline SOUTH CAROLINA: Judge Dickson Hears Motions to Clarify on Litigation Between Diocese and Episcopal Church

Diocesan attorneys focused on our motion to clarify, and argued in detail that no parish expressly agreed to the Dennis Canon, which TEC has asserted creates a trust interest in parish property. Our lawyers also argued persuasively that the Diocese successfully withdrew from TEC with its property interest intact in compliance with South Carolina state law. TEC attorneys addressed the motion to clarify and also their pending motion for enforcement.

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November 25 2019 By virtueonline Anglican Bishop put on Administrative Leave

During this leave, the Standing Committee of the Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes is the ecclesial authority and in cooperation with the Archbishop's Office is ensuring the ongoing mission and ministry of the diocese. Archbishop Beach has appointed the Rt. Rev. John Miller to assist the Standing Committee in its work, and to provide temporary pastoral care and ongoing episcopal support to the diocese.

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