Solidarity letter from the Diocese of Ft Worth to South Carolina

Received from the Diocese of Fort Worth via email:

The Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High, the Standing Committee, and the people of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth stand in prayer and solidarity with the Episcopalians of the Diocese of South Carolina as they move through a time of challenge and confusion. We applaud the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori for her pastoral letter reaching out to them.

“We know all too well the pain of schism and the heartbreak of fractured relationships. But we also have experienced God’s amazing grace and in that hope we await reunion and reconciliation with our own sisters and brothers in Christ from whom we are now separated,” Bishop High said.

“It is with that same hope that we, along with the presiding bishop, pray that the laity, clergy and bishop of South Carolina find ways to stay together in The Episcopal Church, honoring one another's differences with love and respect, while worshiping Jesus Christ our Savior. Scripture tells us that “nothing in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39) Let us take that to heart and strive not to let anything separate us one from the other.”

Signed,

Rayford B. High
Provisional Bishop
Diocese of Fort Worth

Martha Fagley
President, Standing Committee
Diocese of Fort Worth

Comments (6)

Thank you so much for posting this. To the faithful Episcopalians in the Diocese of South Carolina: we really do "know you feel" down here in Texas. It gets better.


To the Cafe:
Just a request-
Will you please include a link to our Diocesan Website in the body of the story (preferably, wrapping the anchor text in the first line, as follows:
Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth. This is a big deal, as Google and other search engines often serve up the website of the separated "Diocese" when people search for us.

(EDSC people: we are in the middle of working on ways to correct that problem. If it does ever come to that unfortunate situation, we are more than happy to share our experiences with you.)

-Adam Wood
(not writing officially for the Diocese, mind you)

Thanks Adam - done ~ed.

THANKS!

Well done, Fort Worth Episcopalians!

Sorry to be off topic, but Nick Knisely is now well and truly consecrated a bishop!

Sorry to be off topic, but Nick Knisely is now well and truly consecrated a bishop!

Sorry for the unsigned double posting,

Bill Dilworth

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