PB to visit Diocese of South Carolina

The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori will visit the Diocese of South Carolina in January according to Morning News Online scnow.com:


The Most Reverend Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church will visit the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina January 25-26, 2013 as Episcopalians in the diocese gather in Charleston for a Special Convention to elect a new “provisional” bishop and other diocesan leadership.

The visit will give Episcopalians in the Diocese of South Carolina an opportunity to welcome Bishop Jefferts Schori and receive encouragement from her as they strive to continue the work of The Episcopal Church, of which their diocese has been a part for more than 200 years.

Bishop Jefferts Schori will be welcomed with a reception and other special events on Friday, January 25. On Saturday, January 26, she will convene a Special Convention at Grace Episcopal Church, 98 Wentworth St. in Charleston, and preside over the convention while delegates elect a provisional bishop and fill other vacant offices in the diocese.
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Details and updates on the schedule for the Presiding Bishop's visit will be posted as they become available at the Diocesan website.

Comments (5)

God bless!

JC Fisher

This is most welcomed, wonderful news for the struggling but faithful Episcopalians of the low country, battered after enduring years of relentless attacks on the church they loved. Since "The Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of South Carolina" group has departed the Episcopal Church by their own choice, the Episcopalians can get on about the business of being the Episcopal Church in the lower Carolina. Such outward support by the great Presiding Bishop will lift the spirits of the faithful churchpeople and help guide the newly reorganized diocese on the best path forward. I for one express my profound gratituide to the Presiding Bishop. And I, as she, give my best wishes for those who feel they must take a different spiritual path in life.

I read Ronald Caldwell’s poignant description of the “faithful Episcopalians of the low country” being “battered after enduring years of relentless attacks on the church they loved.” Sadly, this description is true. I watched it begin in 1982 from my position on the faculty of The School of Theology at Sewanee and continue unabated for thirty years. Bishops and priests who took part in these attacks ought to be ashamed. But now it is over and new life and great things will come from this little band of faithful Episcopalians. I know the Presiding Bishop’s visit will be a celebration of “the new creation.”

Joe Monti
Atlanta

The "diocese's" response to this - http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=4961327fa871e140b6aecfe0e&id=003dd184c8&e=f64445b15c

More of the same self-righteous, mealy-mouthed arrogance

If you are going to censor my comments at least have the decency to send me an email and tell me why you are going so.

Thx,
Fr. McQueen

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