Diocese of Georgia

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July 8, 2010

The Georgia Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower court ruling that the real property and other assets of Christ Church Episcopal in Savannah are held in trust for the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia and the Episcopal Church.

The text of the opinion is here.

The Episcopal Church, the...

April 18, 2010

The Rt. Rev. George Paul Reeves, the seventh bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia, died on April 15 in Asheville, North Carolina, after suffering from a prolonged illness. He was 91.

Reeves was born Oct. 14, 1918 in Roanoke, Virginia. He was a 1940 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of...

January 24, 2010

The Rev. Scott Benhase was ordained and consecrated Jan. 23 as the 10th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia.

Benhase succeeds Bishop Henry I. Louttit, Georgia's ninth bishop, who has served the diocese since January 1995.

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori was the...

November 23, 2009

The city of Savannah celebrated what would have been lifelong Episcopalian Johnny Mercer's 100th birthday Nov. 18 with the unveiling of a life-size bronze statue of Mercer in Ellis Square. The Rev. Michael S. White, rector of Christ Church Episcopal, offered the invocation. Mercer was born in...

September 11, 2009

The Rev. Scott Benhase was elected September 12 as tenth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia.

Benhase, 52, rector of St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. (Diocese of Washington), was elected on the second ballot out of a field of six nominees. He received 76 votes of...

May 14, 2008

Archbishop of Uganda Henry Orombi has responded to a May 12 letter to him from Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, saying that he is visiting a congregation in Savannah, Georgia, because it is now "part of the Church of Uganda."

Jefferts Schori criticized Orombi's planned May 14...

May 12, 2008

One sign of joy at Christ Church Episcopal in Savannah, Georgia, is seen in socks. Parishioners switched May 11 from wearing golden hues in honor of the Easter season to red for Pentecost. Next Sunday, they'll settle into green for "ordinary time."

Liturgically correct sock-wearing is...

May 12, 2008

Archbishop of Uganda Henry Orombi's actions to visit a Savannah congregation on May 14 without the invitation of Episcopal Bishop of Georgia Henry Louttit "violate the spirit and letter of the work of the Windsor Report, and only lead to heightened tensions," Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts...

February 22, 2008

Episcopal Diocese of Georgia Bishop Henry I. Louttit has announced his plans to retire from episcopal ministry when the 10th bishop of Georgia is consecrated.

Louttit's announcement came during the diocese's 186th convention February 7-9 at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Augusta....

November 15, 2007

The Episcopal Diocese of Georgia filed a petition to Chatham Superior Court November 14 to regain "all real and personal property" of Christ Church, Savannah, whose vestry voted unanimously September 30 to place the congregation under the care of John Guernsey, a former Episcopal priest who was...

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