Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Pittsburgh cathedral aligns with Episcopalians in wake of 2008 split with Anglican majority

From Indiana-

The governing board of the Trinity Cathedral in downtown Pittsburgh has voted to affiliate with the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh more than three years after a majority of parishes left to form the more conservative Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh.

The board voted 11-7 last week to align solely with the Episcopalians, ending an agreement under which the cathedral was affiliated with both dioceses. That agreement had been in place since the Anglican parishes broke away from the Episcopal diocese in 2008 over differences including the authority of the Bible and the Episcopal church's ordination of gay clergy.

The Episcopal diocese has about 9,000 members in 29 parishes. The Anglicans have about 20,000 members in 74 congregations.

The governing board and the cathedral's congregation approved a resolution in October 2008 to let the cathedral continue to represent both groups, but congregation officials said the dual affiliation was making it difficult to grow.

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