Diocese of Georgia

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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...

October 14, 2007

Eighty-seven percent of the Christ Church, Savannah, congregation voted October 14 to affirm the vestry's September 30 decision to place itself under the pastoral care of John Guernsey, a deposed priest in the Diocese of Virginia who was consecrated September 2 as a bishop in the Anglican...

October 3, 2007

The vestry of Christ Church in Savannah, Georgia, has voted unanimously to place the congregation under the care of John Guernsey, a former Episcopalian who was consecrated September 2 as a bishop in the Anglican Church of the Province of Uganda.

A news release about the September 30...

March 26, 2007

The first annual Lansing Lee Conference, "Behold, I Make All Things New! A Church for the Third Millennium," will be held May 6-9 at Kanuga Conferences in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

Lee, a lifelong member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Augusta, Georgia, was deeply involved in...

February 6, 2007

The Episcopal Diocese of Georgia, meeting February 1-3 in its 185th annual Convention, committed itself to the Windsor Report and the development of an Anglican covenant.

Bishop Henry Louttit recalled in his address descriptions of clergy that he has known since coming to the diocese;...

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