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January 12, 2009 | Joanna Lin and Ari B. Bloomekatz
At St. James Anglican Church in Newport Beach, the Rev. Richard Crocker told parishioners Sunday to await the "good news of a God who's with us," an upbeat message despite a recent legal ruling that could strip the congregation of its property because of its break with the Episcopal Church. At St. John's Cathedral near downtown Los Angeles, whose congregation has remained within the Episcopal fold, the Very Rev. Canon Mark R.
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January 6, 2009 | Maura Dolan and Duke Helfand
Rebellious congregations that part ways with their denominations may lose their church buildings and property as a result, the California Supreme Court said Monday in a unanimous ruling. The state high court decision came in a case involving the Episcopal Church, but lawyers said it would apply to other denominations as well. Several Protestant denominations, including United Methodists and Presbyterians, have faced upheaval over gay rights issues.
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December 15, 2008 | Duke Helfand, Helfand is a Times staff writer.
Since its founding more than two centuries ago, the Episcopal Church has often struggled to keep disparate factions unified under its diverse umbrella. Repeated controversies -- over slavery, the ordination of women and even the role of children in church life -- have threatened to tear at its religious fabric.
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December 8, 2008 | Jessica Garrison, Garrison is a Times staff writer.
The bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles has announced that church leaders can bless the unions of same-sex couples as a matter of policy. The Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno, whose diocese encompasses Los Angeles County and five other Southern California counties, made the announcement Friday during a diocesan convention in Riverside.
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December 5, 2008 | Duke Helfand, Helfand is a Times staff writer.
The presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church declared Thursday that church members who joined a newly formed conservative denomination "are no longer Episcopalians," even as she predicted that the exodus had largely run its course and would not trigger further large-scale defections. In her first public comments since a coalition of 700 parishes announced the formation of a new North American church Wednesday, the Most. Rev.
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December 4, 2008 | Duke Helfand, Helfand is a Times staff writer.
Hundreds of conservative Episcopal congregations in North America, rejecting liberal biblical views of others in the denomination, formed a breakaway church Wednesday that threatened to further divide a global Anglican body already torn by the ordination of an openly gay bishop.
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November 28, 2008 | associated press
The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in Upper Manhattan will be open from end to end for the first time since its restoration after a devastating fire damaged ancient tapestries and a 8,500-pipe organ seven years ago. A celebratory rededication is planned for Sunday at the Gothic Episcopal church, called the largest cathedral in the world. The entire length of the 601-foot-long building will be open.
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November 9, 2008 | Associated Press
A third theologically conservative diocese has broken away from the liberal Episcopal Church in a long-running dispute over the Bible, gay relationships and other issues. The Diocese of Quincy, Ill., took the vote at its annual meeting that ended Saturday. Two other dioceses -- San Joaquin, based in Fresno, and Pittsburgh -- have already split off. Next weekend, the Diocese of Fort Worth will vote on whether to follow suit.
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May 31, 2008 | Steve Padilla and Duke Helfand, Times Staff Writers
For churches all over it's the season of ordinations as candidates for the priesthood complete their studies. In Southern California, at least 20 men are joining the clergy in solemn and joyful ceremonies in this week. The ordinations began Thursday night in Hollywood as Vahe Abovian and Mayis Shahbazyan were welcomed into the priesthood by Archbishop Hovnan Derderian of the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America.
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April 5, 2008 | From Reuters
A Virginia court has ruled in favor of 11 conservative congregations that broke away from the U.S. Episcopal Church and want to keep property worth millions of dollars, parties in the dispute said Friday. The ruling is the latest development in an upheaval over orthodoxy roiling the global Anglican community. Its U.S. branch, the Episcopal Church, has been beset by disputes, including one involving the installation of an openly gay bishop.
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