Friday, February 22, 2013

Md. Episcopal Congregation Votes to Join Catholic Church

From Maryland- (Christian Post)

A Maryland congregation belonging to The Episcopal Church has voted to leave the denomination and join the Roman Catholic Church.

St. Timothy's Church of Catonsville, a small but historic congregation, voted overwhelmingly on Sunday, Feb. 10, to leave the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland and join a Roman Catholic Ordinariate.

Created in 2012, the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter is a Catholic body created for Episcopalians and Anglicans that want to leave the Anglican Communion yet retain their liturgy and tradition.
This Ordinariate is specifically for Anglican congregations in North America. Other Ordinariates have been created for Anglicans in Australia and England. 

The Rev. Terry Sweeney, rector of St. Timothy's Church, told local media that he will retire as an Episcopal priest on April 1 as part of the transition process.


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