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Letters to AO

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Letters from the week of 28 July to 3 August 2014

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Death of Dean Lynda Patterson

I am slightly surprised that the sad and untimely death of the Dean of Christchurch, New Zealand recently was not picked up in the News Centre. Lynda Patterson will be much missed. Here's how Anglican Taonga reported her death.

Thank you for today's editorial page - sobering reading and praying.

Frank Nelson
St Peter's Cathedral
Adelaide, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
28 July 2014

(Editor: We are sorry that we failed to notice that important news item. We've included it in this week's news even though it happened last week. Thank you for drawing it to our attention.)


Pain Across the Communion

There is no way to compare the heartaches we have here regarding our churches and diocese to the treacherous killings and kidnapping going on in Mesopotamia! No one would argue differently!

However, there is real pain going on here! A disgruntled group grew tired of the Episcopal Church (Nationally), sneakingly meeting with like minded Episcopalians, then started legal proceedings against the National Church! The blatant lying and deceitfulness in which they went about it is the most troubling aspect of all! Those of us who choose to stay with the Episcopal denomination had to leave everything we worked hard for! We are not fighting the Church, we are fighting to get our property back. They are unhappy and disgruntled. Why shouldn't they go elsewhere with their piety and judgements? We love our Anglican traditions and the Episcopal Church USA!

Again, I know we have not suffered like many Anglicans around the world, especially those you spoke of. Does that mean we should play patsy with our way of life here? The former SC Bishop Lawrence has lied and attacked The Episcopal Church about soooo many things, yet wants to steal property (including an entire diocese) from that Church. I can not play dead!

Keith Bowling
Episcopal Church in Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA
28 July 2014


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Earlier letters

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