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July 23 2018 By dvirtue CHENNAI, India: Church of South India Embroiled in Ongoing Corruption Scandal

The best efforts for dialogue with the leaders have not worked as they are constantly in a mood of indignant denial. The efforts to bring pressures from the partner churches and organisations overseas did not materialise as they continue to financially support foreign visits made by the corrupt bishops and award scholarships to bishops' children to study abroad.

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July 18 2018 By dvirtue SOUTH CAROLINA: Some Concerns about Episcopal Bishop Adam's Offer of Reconciliation

The one thing I can agree about in Bishop Skip Adams' article in the Sunday (7/15/18) edition of the Post and Courier is that the divisions within Christendom grieve the heart of God, and that reconciliation between believers should always be a priority.

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July 17 2018 By dvirtue CANADA: Bishop Terry Buckle joins ANiC

In 2003 Bishop Terry offered alternative episcopal oversight to New Westminster parishes unwilling to continue under Bishop Michael Ingham after he approved same-sex blessings. The offer did not fill Ingham with unalloyed joy and was later retracted.

In 2005 he was elected metropolitan of the ecclesiastical province of British Columbia and Yukon and he also served as chaplain to the Zacchaeus Fellowship, a group of Christian believers who have struggled with same-sex attraction.

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July 16 2018 By dvirtue UK: Lichfield Bishop handed his head by SE Asia Primate over "departure from orthodoxy"

The issue at stake was the recent ad clerum on Welcoming and Honouring LGBT+ People by the liberal diocese, that reflects the growing concern by orthodox Global South and GAFCON primates that the Church of England is heading down the same road as The American Episcopal Church in full pansexual acceptance.

A CofE commissioner told VOL that the Church of England "is slowly slithering down the same path."

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July 15 2018 By dvirtue GC79: Communion Partners: Austin Statement

We are grateful to God that the 79th General Convention has preserved the 1979 Book of Common Prayer, guaranteeing its continued use. While giving space for those who seek to develop new rites and new language under the guidance of their bishop, the Convention "memorialize[d] the 1979 Book of Common Prayer as a Prayer Book of the church preserving the psalter, liturgies, The Lambeth Quadrilateral, Historic Documents, and Trinitarian formularies ensuring its continued use" (Resolution A068).

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July 15 2018 By dvirtue GC79: It's a done deal: SSM spreads to all dioceses

The final House of Deputies overwhelming and lopsided total vote (200-6-8) came just mere hours before the final gavel was sounded ending the 79th time that Episcopalians gathered in General Convention.

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July 13 2018 By dvirtue GC79: Bishop Love passionately defends consecration vows in matrimony debate

Three times Bishop Love referenced the prayer book in his plea. He recalled the promises he made at his own episcopal consecration as bishop on Sept. 16, 2006, at the hands of Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold, and his Albany predecessors Daniel Herzog (VIII Albany); David Bell (VII Albany) and David Bena (Albany-suffragan). Church of Ireland Bishop Harold Miller was on hand as an ecumenical representative of the wider Anglican Communion.

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July 13 2018 By dvirtue GC79: Cuba rejoins TEC as long-lost spiritual daughter

In 1901, The Episcopal Church created the Missionary District of Cuba under the watchful eye of XII Presiding Bishop Thomas Clark. At the same time the Missionary Diocese of Puerto Rico was also created.

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July 11 2018 By dvirtue GC79: Bishops Kill BCP Revision

The bishops' alternative emerged through an amendment offered by Texas Bishop Andy Doyle. His plan calls for memorializing the 1979 book "as a Prayer Book of the church preserving the psalter, liturgies, The Lambeth Quadrilateral, Historic Documents, and Trinitarian Formularies ensuring its continued use."

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July 11 2018 By dvirtue GC79: Step 2: HOD passes B012 now sent to HOB

Hayes' amendment was designed to "honor the theological diversity of this church on the issue of marriage while ensuring that liturgies for marriage of same-sex couples can be used a widely as possible."

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