South Carolina Supreme Court says most local property belongs to the Episcopal Church

[Episcopal News Service] In a complex ruling Aug. 2 the South Carolina Supreme Court said that most but not all the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina congregations whose leaders left the Episcopal Church could not continue to hold on to the church property. The justices said 29 of the congregations specifically agreed to abide by […]

Tribunal Supremo de Carolina del Sur dictamina sobre caso de propiedades de la Iglesia

[Episcopal News Service] En un veredicto complejo emitido el 2 de agosto, el Tribunal Supremo de Carolina del Sur dijo que la mayoría, pero no todas, las congregaciones de la Diócesis Episcopal de Carolina del Sur cuyos líderes abandonaron la Iglesia Episcopal no podían continuar conservando la propiedad de la Iglesia. Los magistrados dijeron que 29 […]

Appeals court remands Episcopal Church in South Carolina federal lawsuit

[Episcopal Church in South Carolina press release] The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has again ruled in favor of attorneys for the bishop of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina in a federal false-advertising lawsuit against the bishop of a breakaway group, sending the case back to U.S. District Court in Charleston […]

South Carolina: Second priest returns through path for reconciliation

[Episcopal Church in South Carolina press release] Episcopal Church in South Carolina Bishop Charles G. vonRosenberg has welcomed another returning priest back into good standing in The Episcopal Church through a new process that provides a path for reconciliation for clergy who left following the 2012 split in eastern South Carolina. In a brief liturgy […]

‘Future is bright’ for The Episcopal Church in South Carolina

Episcopalians are forming new congregations, focusing on mission

[Episcopal News Service – Charleston, South Carolina] The three newest mission congregations of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina worship in two United Methodist churches and a former martial arts studio next to a barbecue joint and a bar. On Nov. 15, the members of the Episcopal Church in Okatie, Episcopal Church of the Messiah […]

Bishop vonRosenberg addresses South Carolina convention

[Episcopal News Service – Charleston, South Carolina] Episcopal Church in South Carolina Bishop Provisional Charles vonRosenberg addressed the church’s 224th annual convention Nov. 15. The convention was held at Church of the Holy Communion in Charleston. After thanking those who organized the convention and those who have helped in the reorganizing of the Episcopal Church […]

Bishop James Tengatenga preaches at South Carolina convention

[Episcopal News Service — Charleston, South Carolina] Former Southern Malawi Bishop James Tengatenga, who chairs the Anglican Consultative Council, was the preacher Nov. 14 during the opening Eucharist of the Episcopal Church in South Carolina’s 224th annual convention. The Eucharist and convention were held at Church of the Holy Communion in Charleston. Tengatenga was appointed […]

Bishops pledge prayers, support for continuing Episcopalians

[The Episcopal Church in South Carolina press release] Responding to stories of loss and blessing told by worshiping communities across eastern South Carolina, the bishops of Province IV of The Episcopal Church June 27 issued an “Open Letter to The Episcopal Church in South Carolina,” pledging prayers for the people of the diocese and support […]

Episcopal bishops from across the Southeast gather in Charleston

[Episcopal Church in South Carolina press release] Bishops from the largest province in The Episcopal Church are gathering with Bishop Charles G. vonRosenberg in Charleston for a Province IV House of Bishops meeting June 25-27, where they will hear firsthand from local groups that are working to provide ways for Episcopalians to worship together in […]

Federal judge remands lawsuit to state court

[Episcopal Church in South Carolina — press release] The lawsuit filed by a breakaway group against the Episcopal Church and its local diocese in eastern South Carolina will be heard in state court, not federal court, U.S. District Court Judge C. Weston Houck ruled June 10. The Episcopal Church in South Carolina had sought to […]