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8:08 am on Tuesday March 12, 2013

Reader commentary on the split within the Episcopal Church

Editor's note: Following a recent post on this site about the dispute between the national Episcopal Church and a local group of churches, a reader sent in the below commentary and clarification about the split. Please allow me to (respectfully)...
1:56 am on Wednesday March 6, 2013

In Episcopal dispute, both church groups lay claim to diocese name

A split between the national Episcopal Church and an offshoot local group is continuing with both sides now claiming they are the only side authorized to use the name the "Diocese of South Carolina".
12:14 am on Monday February 4, 2013

Following national church break, Port Royal Episcopal group closer to an official designation

Town of Port Royal A long outspoken local Episcopal gathering is closer to getting officially recognized by the national Episcopal Church. St. Mark's Chapel was visited by Rev. Charles vonRosenberg on Sunday following his appointment by the national...
12:57 am on Thursday January 24, 2013

Seeking property, name control, some South Carolina Episcopal churches file lawsuit

Image by Flickr user Ken Lund Update: The suing churches have been given a temporary claim to the name. In 2012 the group of Episcopal churches from the coastal region of South Carolina voted to sever ties with the national Episcopal group, and now...
12:55 am on Thursday January 24, 2013

Separating group of Episcopal churches secures temporary restraining order on use of group's name

Flickr user Ken Lund A group of Episcopal churches in the coastal region of South Carolina has secured a temporary restraining order allowing only a few members of the separating body to use the name the "Diocese of South Carolina". The national...
11:32 pm on Friday January 4, 2013

Beaufort Episcopal churches join lawsuit following split with national church

Flickr user Ken Lund Update: The suing churches have been given a temporary claim to the name. In 2012 the group of Episcopal churches from the coastal region of South Carolina voted to sever ties with the national Episcopal group, and now a legal...
5:12 am on Saturday May 12, 2012

Pastor of downtown Charleston church accused of running Ponzi scheme

Image by Flickr user Micah A. Ponce Saint John's Reformed Episcopal Church at 91 Anson Street.Update May 12: Ronald Satterfield has entered into a deal in which he has neither admitted or denied the accusations, but he will pay some $3.5 million in...
2:34 am on Saturday May 5, 2012

Photo of the Day: Grace Episcopal Church

Image by Dave Davis Grace Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston.
12:47 am on Sunday December 20, 2009

Mount Pleasant Episcopal aims to break away to join conservative group

Image by Flickr user miraclebaby Following continued internal strife within the Episcopal Church, St. Andrew's Church in Mount Pleasant is moving to leave the Diocese of South Carolina to join a more conservative group.
4:33 pm on Saturday December 12, 2009

Upstate Episcopal diocese elects new bishop, controversy ensues

The Episcopal diocese that represents the upper half of South Carolina has elected a new bishop who is seen as part of the less-traditional side of the church. The election of Rev. W. Andrew Waldo is likely to cause chaffing with the diocese that...

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