Monday, February 11, 2008

Grace Episcopal Church leaders put grievances in writing
Clergy criticizes national church for its liberal leanings


OCALA - The leaders of Grace Episcopal Church in Ocala sent a letter admonishing the national Episcopal Church for straying "from God's Word" and encouraging them to correct the actions that have caused so many local parishes to leave the Episcopal Church.

The letter to Katherine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church of U.S.A., was prompted by what many Episcopalians believe are "heretical" teachings by Schori and others.

Many Episcopalians have complained that the consecration of an openly gay bishop, a growing rejection of evangelization to non-Christians and other shifts in the church's fundamental teachings signal that the national Episcopal Church is moving away from traditional Christian doctrines.
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