Bishop Of Episcopal Church Visits Eastern Carolina

The Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church, begins her visit of the Diocese of East Carolina Friday.

The first stop on Bishop Jefferts Schori's trip is Christ Episcopal Church in New Bern, where she will meet with clergy, officiate at a service and discuss the ongoing ministry of The Episcopal Church with parishioners.

Saturday she will visit with 25 children at Trinity Center at Pine Knoll Shores during the Sound to Sea program, where she will call on her own background, which includes a Ph.D. in oceanography, to discuss the environment.

She wraps up Saturday with a stop at St. Anne's Church in Jacksonville. After conducting an afternoon service she will have dinner with members of the military and their families.

On Palm Sunday, April 17, she will celebrate Eucharist and preach for the Palm Sunday Service at La Inglesia de la Sagrada Familia in Newton Grove.

Bishop Jefferts Schori was elected Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church in June 2006. She serves as Chief Pastor and Primate to The Episcopal Church's members in 16 countries and 110 dioceses.

The Diocese of East Carolina stretches, roughly, from I-95 east to the ocean and north from the South Carolina border to Virginia. It includes 75 churches with nearly 20,000 parishioners.


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  • by Anonymous on Apr 16, 2011 at 01:22 PM
    No longer considered to be a Christian denomination.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 15, 2011 at 01:52 PM
    WITN - Why are you siding by posting with mostly comments from liberals? I have posted several and none appear? I never used foul language. Don't I have a voice too?
  • by Moma Location: NC on Apr 15, 2011 at 01:50 PM
    You cannot change God's law to make you feel better about your sin. The Episcopal church is sad and should no longer being considered 'Christian'. If any of you had any sense and loved Christ - you would find a real church of believers that stand on the word of God.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 15, 2011 at 01:39 PM
    To unaffiliated Christian - Your name is the reason your comment discounts you. You speak out of both sides of your mouth which discounts you even more. Maybe you should tell it to God just before he drops you through the FLOOR door.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 15, 2011 at 06:36 PM in reply to
      I thought it was God's job to judge, not yours. So who are you to say how God will or will not judge somebody? Why do you defy the will of Kyrie?
  • by unaffiliated Christian Location: Onslow County (Southern Baptist run county) on Apr 15, 2011 at 12:46 PM
    With all the murder, crime and illicit behavior going on nowadays, any fundamentally ethical social group is a good group as far as I am concerned. Personally, try hard to not get hung up on the small stuff. The ultra conservative and ultra ignorant Southern Baptist churches around here are a sad sight to behold. Homosexuality is not my cup of tea. Nor are female church leaders. Do belive we need to stick with what Jesus had to say while he was here and I will not deviate from what he preached under any circumstances.
  • by Agnostic on Apr 15, 2011 at 11:23 AM
    Religion: the root of all evil.
  • by Scott Location: Washington on Apr 15, 2011 at 09:51 AM
    I attend the Episcopal Church also. I believe there is something in bible about "let he who is without sin cast the first stone," and also that it is God's place to judge and not mans. I am so amazed at all these church goers that want to judge and throw stones. I'll answer to God the day that I die and so will you.
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      by Rusty Shackelford on Apr 15, 2011 at 12:33 PM in reply to Scott
      It isn't a matter of judging people, or even the Episcopal Church. What they teach is contrary to what the Bible tells us. That's not a judgment, that's a fact.
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        by Anonymous on Apr 15, 2011 at 06:33 PM in reply to Rusty Shackelford
        So the bible doesn't teach tolerance, forgivness, love, compassion, respect, and kindness? Well, can't really say that's entirely wrong.
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      by Really? on Apr 15, 2011 at 12:35 PM in reply to Scott
      Exactly. It is people like these crazy religious people posting on here that are driving the younger people away from the church because they (we) do not associate with the crazy conservative views of the modern church and also the Republican party, which is identified as the conservative religious party. A more progressive (not in the political meaning) and stance on religion that is accepting of all people and less judgmental will need to be achieved before more young people will migrate back to the pews.
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      by Anglican on Apr 15, 2011 at 12:42 PM in reply to Scott
      Read up on Bishop John Shelby Spong and see what he has to say about God. It'll help you understand how your Episcopal Church got to this point. It has less to do with gay bishops than core beliefs. You might learn something about your church.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 15, 2011 at 09:07 AM
    I have found my place in the Episcopal Church. I like the "liberal" side of it. I was sick of southern preachers push their beliefs down my throat, when they aren't smart enough to understand the Bible. I think people take the Bible in many different ways. It's not my place to judge someone who is gay and it's wrong to tell them they have no place in you church. WRONG..so for most of you posting here all I can say is I'm glad I don't go to your church.
  • by Rusty Shackelford Location: Pitt County on Apr 15, 2011 at 08:27 AM
    The Episcopal Church is a "feel good church" they pick and choose which parts of the Bible they believe and ignore the rest. You either believe the whole Bible or reject the whole Bible, there is no fence straddling.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 15, 2011 at 01:52 PM in reply to Rusty Shackelford
      Good, Stay in church, and stay away from EI.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 15, 2011 at 06:32 PM in reply to Rusty Shackelford
      So....basically they do what every other church, besides maybe Jehovas Witnesses do? And churches should be 'feel good.' Who the hell wants to sit in a pew where they preach about how you're going to hell all day if you're not perfect? Nobody, sorry the days of the Old Testament are long since gone, I think society has progressed somewhat since then.
  • by Larry Location: G-vegas on Apr 15, 2011 at 08:12 AM
    To Episcopalean; Use any bible you want and it doesn't justify homosexuality Rom 1:26,32. Nor women preachers, 1 Cor 11:3, 1 Tim 2:12. Nor fancy titles like Most Reverand, Job 32:21,22 and Luke 18:18,19. Sometimes folks just prefer what they want and ignore the bible to obtain it. Just saying!
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      by Spell Much Lately, Part II on Apr 15, 2011 at 08:40 AM in reply to Larry
      Ok, first it's EPISCOPALIAN. Kinda undercuts your post when you cannot spell. Second, your interpretation of The Bible was probably great--in the 14th century. Guess you're one of those literalists who considers it an abomination not to have a parapet on your roof, too.
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        by Larry on Apr 15, 2011 at 10:14 AM in reply to Spell Much Lately, Part II
        Sorry Scott and Spell, I didn't author those bible verses, I just showed you that they were in there. If you did take time to read them you would see that there isn't any interpreting required. They are very plainly stated. If you have any issues with the words written then you might need to take them up with the Author.
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        by Viking on Apr 15, 2011 at 01:24 PM in reply to Spell Much Lately, Part II
        If your statement is to indicate that you think that the Bible's message has changed since the 14th century (or since the first), you are sadly mistaken. The guidelines set forth by Jesus Christ can not be altered by man just because the PC winds blow in varying directions over the ages. What is right, true and factual will always be so. No mater what man's agenda may be.
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      by Common Sense on Apr 15, 2011 at 08:52 AM in reply to Larry
      Amen brother! All these folks eating pork barbecue and shrimp are headed straight for damnation! No 401K's or savings accounts either, that's usury. Leviticus is the LAW!!!
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        by Larry on Apr 15, 2011 at 11:16 AM in reply to Common Sense
        Common Sense, If you aren't going to use the bible correctly it weakens your argument. First I love pork and shrimp and usury is when you unfairly take advantage of those that are already improverished. I therefore also have a 401k. Regardless of these points the thoughts you mentioned were from the Mosaic law and we are no longer under that law since Christ died. All of the scriptures I used except Job were penned for Christians today. I didn't write the scriptures I just showed you where they were in case you might want to read them for yourself. There is definitely no ambiguity in those verses so you will have to argue with the Author and not me.
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          by Anonymous on Apr 18, 2011 at 07:26 AM in reply to Larry
          If Mosiac Law is no longer applied to Christians why do they always cite the to commandments as some manner of law? Why should they obey them if they are antiquated and long since repealed?
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