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Martyred for the Gospel

Martyred for the Gospel
The burning of Tharchbishop of Cant. D. Tho. Cranmer in the town dich at Oxford, with his hand first thrust into the fyre, wherwith he subscribed before. [Click on the picture to see Cranmer's last words.]

Collect of the Day

The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany.
The Collect.

O LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy Church and household continually in thy true religion; that they who do lean only upon the hope of thy heavenly grace may evermore be defended by thy mighty power; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Daily Bible Verse

Sunday, January 06, 2013

ST. GEORGE, SC - SC Episcopal Diocese files property suit - Faith and Values - TheState.com

Finally the South Carolina Diocese of the Episcopal Church, under the leadership of Bishop Mark Lawrence, has decided to break away from the increasingly pagan national denomination of The Episcopal Church.  The South Carolina Diocese must now fight a property battle against the national denomination to retain use of its properties and church buildings:

ST. GEORGE, SC — Officials of the Diocese of South Carolina said Friday that they filed a lawsuit against The Episcopal Church, saying it needs to protect its property from the national body.

A statement from the diocese said the lawsuit was filed in South Carolina Circuit Court. It also seeks to prevent The Episcopal Church from infringing on the protected marks of the diocese, including its seal and its historical names.

“The Episcopal Church has every right to have a presence in the area served by our diocese — but it does not have a right to use our identity. The Episcopal Church must create a new entity,” the Rev. Jim Lewis said in a statement.

Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2013/01/05/2578054/sc-episcopal-diocese-files-property.html#.UOl0tXcxGxM#storylink=cpy
Click here to read the rest of the story:  ST. GEORGE, SC - SC Episcopal Diocese files property suit - Faith and Values - TheState.com

Addendum:  Apparently The Episcopal Church is already making plans to replace the South Carolina Diocese:   SOUTH CAROLINA: New Episcopal Diocese is Coming, Newspaper Ad Reveals

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