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Bishop Elliott Sorge Dies at 82

The Rt. Rev. Elliott Lorenz Sorge, Bishop of Easton, Maryland, from 1983 to 1993, died Dec. 6 in Denver. He was 82.  He was consecrated Bishop of South-Central Brazil in 1971 and served that diocese until ... Read more...

Province IV Bishops to Discuss S.C. Deeds

From the Diocese of South CarolinaDear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,Yesterday, December 5, the Rt. Rev. Clifton Daniel, acting as Vice President of Province IV of The Episcopal Church, contacted Bishop Lawren... Read more...

Bishops Seek Meeting with Bp. Lawrence

“Since we [bishops of Province IV] have had no direct communication from you regarding these reported actions, we determined that it is our duty as bishops of this province to address these concerns in direct communication with you, as Jesus exhorts his followers in Matthew’s Gospel (18:15-20), and in accord with our ordination vows regarding the unity and governance of the church.”

Eyewitness: Finding Peace amid Terrorism

By Francis OmondiClouds of fear brood over Garissa in the northeastern province of Kenya. For residents of Garissa the reality of terrorism struck home on the night of Nov. 24. My colleague at the clinic though... Read more...

ACI Interprets Board’s Ruling

From the Anglican Communion Institute, Inc.We are greatly encouraged by the decision of the Disciplinary Board for Bishops to dismiss charges of abandonment against Bishop Mark Lawrence. We appreciate the timel... Read more...

Archbishop Williams Surveys the Communion

Archbishop Rowan Williams writes: “The question remains: if the moratoria are ignored and the Covenant suspected, what are the means by which we maintain some theological coherence as a Communion and some personal respect and understanding as a fellowship of people seeking to serve Christ?”

Editorial: Thank God for Mercy

Two days before Thanksgiving, the Episcopal Church’s Disciplinary Board for Bishops met by conference call to decide whether the Bishop of South Carolina should face trial in the House of Bishops. Six days late... Read more...

‘Our Vocation Has Not Changed’

Bishop Mark J. Lawrence writes that the statement by the Disciplinary Board for Bishops “leaves many questions unanswered” and “to my mind it appears to read like a complex statement of a complex decision in a ... Read more...

Board Dismisses Case against Bp. Lawrence

The Rt. Rev. Dorsey F. Henderson Jr., president of the Disciplinary Board for Bishops, writes: “Applied strictly to the information under study, none of these three provisions was deemed applicable by a majority of the Board.”

‘The Bishop Brings the Crozier’

Throughout his three-year tenure as the Bishop of South Carolina, the Rt. Rev. Mark J. Lawrence has maintained that parishes own their property. At a gathering of diocesan clergy Nov. 15, Bishop Lawrence announ... Read more...