General Convention 2006

Send out your light and your truth; let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling. Then I will go to the altar of God, and I will praise you . . . Psalm 43:3-4

The General Convention of the Episcopal Church
met in Columbus, Ohio from June 11-21, 2006.
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7.06.2006

Hearing Voices in Central Florida

"A group of mainstream Episcopalians will meet in July to address the Central Florida diocesan Standing Committee's late June decision to seek alternative oversight from the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Standing Committee took action citing disagreement with 2003 and 2006 actions of the Episcopal Church's General Convention."

Read the Standing Committee's 'open letter' here.

"Episcopal Voices of Central Florida, a group of lay people and clergy from all regions of the diocese, which extends to both state coasts, will meet at 10 a.m. on July 29 at St. Richard's Episcopal Church in Winter Park to discuss the standing committee's action and to plan a course for the future.

Episcopal Voices is an organization in Central Florida dedicated to remaining in full support and union with the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion, according to their spokesperson, Donna Bott.

"We are extremely unhappy about the diocese's hasty decision which indicates an impending break with the Episcopal Church," said Bott. "A handful of people and the bishop have made a knee-jerk decision without thoughtfully consulting the membership of this diocese and seeking a wide consensus. Many people oppose breaking with the Episcopal Church, but our voices have not been considered in this action."

Is she serious? The Standing Committee in Central Florida took unilateral action? Aren't they an elected body representative of the diocese? She must have missed the reports from Columbus...

1 Comments:

Anonymous Interested in SC said...

This group is similar to several here in South Carolina that are concerned by the actions of the Standing Committee of the Diocese of South Carolina. There are Episcopalians in the Diocese of South Carolina that are proud of the choice of Presiding Bishop-elect. And we are proud to be called Episcopalian.

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