Friday, 20 August 2004

Los Angeles news events

Although most of this happened well before Wednesday’s press time, there is not a word about it in this week’s Church Times. So here it is…

This week two parishes of the Diocese of Los Angeles declared themselves out of communion with ECUSA and to have joined the Diocese of Luweero in the Anglican Province of Uganda, and placed themselves under the jurisdiction of Bishop Evans Kisekka.

Here’s how it unfolded in the Los Angeles Times where Larry B Stammer reported:
17 August Episcopalian Parishes Split Over Gay Bishop
18 August Parishes Split Off Over Gay Issues (note also correction to previous day’s story)
19 August Bishop Orders Priests to Stop Work

Other press reports:
18 August AP Pair of SoCal Episcopal parishes break rank with national church
18 August Daily Pilot Church drops ‘Episcopal’ from its name
18 August Contra Costa Times Episcopal congregation splits from U.S. church
18 August Press-Telegram 2 local parishes leaving church

Episcopal News Service
17 August Two Southern California parishes vote alignment with Uganda diocese
19 August Bruno inhibits breakaway Los Angeles clergy

Here are the documents issued by the participants:

Diocese of Los Angeles
17 August: Statement from the Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno, Bishop scroll down
Pastoral letter from Bishop Jon Bruno issued 17 August to be read at every service in all churches of the diocese on Sunday 22 August.

St James Newport Beach
Press Release
Fact Sheet
Clergy Statement

All Saints Long Beach
17 August press release in pdf format
17 Aaugust fact sheet also in pdf format
Two 17 August entries on titusonenine contain html copies of the releases from them:
Two Major Calif. Churches Disassociate From Episcopal Church USA
Still More on the Two Los Angeles Area Episcopal Churches

And in case you thought the AAC and NACDAP were missing from the original story, three press releases appeared two days later:
19 August Statement by the Clergy of St. James Church, Newport Beach, Calif., and All Saints’ Church, Long Beach, Calif.
19 August Churches in Diocese of Los Angeles Leave Episcopal Church

Posted by Simon Sarmiento on Friday, 20 August 2004 at 7:45 PM GMT | TrackBack
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