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December 8, 2012

The Diocese of East Tennessee Has Been Assimilated

From The Pewster:

The Knoxville Sentinel announced the availability of same sex blessings at local Episcopal churches yesterday.

Bishop George Young’s letter regarding this can be found here.

In it he says some things that reminded me of the actions of our Bishop Waldo. Specifically Bishop Young says,


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Ah yes, the diocese of my youth and formation is now merrily on the way the proverbial handbasket.  Thankfully, all of my progenitors have been promoted to glory,  in the term used by the Salvation Army’s “War Cry”,and can only view their formerly great Church from far afar!

Kyrie eleison!

[1] Posted by Fr. Chip, SF on 12-8-2012 at 06:37 PM · [top]

I was born and raised in E.TN, too… became an Episcopalian and was married in E.TN.  Both the churches cited in the article are near where I grew up and still have family.  But my mama told me if I can’t say anything nice…

[2] Posted by Free Range Anglican on 12-9-2012 at 12:33 AM · [top]

The Pewster’s chart would seem to indicate that Dio. East Tenn is not doing that badly - its plate and pledge has gone up over the last ten years, and baptised members and ASA have only dropped slightly.

It will be interesting to see how they go now.

Conversely, ACNA only seems to have about four congregations in East Tenn.

[3] Posted by MichaelA on 12-9-2012 at 04:24 AM · [top]

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