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Presiding Bishop of Anglican Province of South America Reassures Diocese that It’s Part of Anglican Communion
Written by Joy Hunter   
Friday, 22 May 2015 07:33
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“You are not alone,” says Bishop Zavala, speaking for primates of the Global South, which represents two-thirds of the world’s Anglicans

Bishop Lawrence (lft) with Bishop ZavalaCHARLESTON, SC, May 21, 2015 – Repeating the reassurances spoken by a stream of visiting Anglican bishops during the past three years, the Presiding Bishop of the Anglican Province of South America told Bishop Mark Lawrence and others from the Diocese of South Carolina, “My brothers and sisters, you are not alone. You continue being part of the Anglican Communion.”

The Most Rev. Hector “Tito” Zavala, Bishop of Chile and Presiding Bishop of the Anglican Province of South America, made his comments in clear English during a meeting at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul, Charleston, May 20.  He said that, despite the Diocese’s separation from the Episcopal Church in 2012, the Diocese continues to be recognized as Anglicans by the majority of the worldwide Anglican Communion.

“I'm here with you with the consent of the Archbishop of Canterbury," said Bishop Zavala. He told those gathered that Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, was with the Global South Primates "Steering Committee" in a meeting in Cairo, Egypt in 2014 when "we decided to establish a Primatial Oversight Council to provide pastoral and primatial oversight to some dioceses in order to keep them within the Communion" said Bishop Zavala.
Last Updated ( Friday, 22 May 2015 08:21 )
"We are with you," says Bishop Zavala; Meetings May 20
Written by SCDiosAdministrator   
Tuesday, 19 May 2015 15:45
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Tito and Miriam Zavala, Allison and Mark LawrenceBishop Tito Zavala, Presiding Bishop of South America, was with us at Diocesan Council today, May 19, 2015.

"We are here to know you, to be with you, to say with our presence that we, in the Global South, are with you and want to do the best we can for you so you can continue being part of the Anglican Communion," said Bishop Zavala.

Don't miss the chance to meet with him tomorrow, May 20, 2015. He'll be at St. Matthias, Summerton, from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and at the Cathedral, Charleston, from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  Read more about and register for the meetings below.

Last Updated ( Friday, 22 May 2015 07:52 )
Presiding Bishop Tito Zavala Visiting Diocese, May 20
Written by SCDiosAdministrator   
Monday, 11 May 2015 09:17
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Coffee and Conversation with Presiding Bishop Tito Zavala, May 20

Archbishop Tito Zavala; photo by Sue Careless

The Most Rev. Hector “Tito” Zavala, Bishop of Chile and Presiding Bishop of the Anglican Province of South America, comprising the countries of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay, who serves as the Diocese of South Carolina’s liaison to the Global South Primates Steering Committee, will be holding two meetings with the Bishop, clergy and parishioners in the Diocese of South Carolina May 20, 2015. One will be held at St. Matthias in Summerton from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and the other will be at the Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul, Charleston from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

As one of 40 primates of the 80 million member worldwide Anglican Communion, Bishop Zavala will be in South Carolina specifically to encourage and support fellow Bishop, The Rt. Rev. Mark J. Lawrence, and the clergy and lay people of the Diocese of South Carolina.

“We’re grateful for the strong support we’ve received from Anglicans around the world and are especially thankful for this time we’ll have with Bishop Zavala,” said the Rt. Rev. Mark J. Lawrence, XIV Bishop of South Carolina.  “The Global South Primates have assured us of their prayers and their stand with us.”
Though the visits are open, attendees are asked to pre-register, see link below:
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 13 May 2015 05:50 )
The Rev. Dr. Dallas Wilson Receives National FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award
Written by Joy Hunter   
Tuesday, 05 May 2015 12:50
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FBI Director James Comey presents Dallas Wilson with Award.CHARLESTON, SC – May 5, 2015.  On May 1, 2015, The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) honored the Rev. Dr. Dallas H. Wilson, Jr., a priest in the Diocese of South Carolina, and the Vicar of St. John’s Chapel, Charleston, for his work creating and implementing ministries and programs to prevent at-risk youths from engaging in violent activities, spiraling into crime, drug and alcohol use, and incarceration.

The Bureau has been presenting its Director’s Community Leadership Awards (DCLA) for more than two decades to ordinary citizens and organizations striving to build stronger, safer, and more cohesive communities

Brother Dallas was one of 57 national recipients recognized by Director James Comey in the ceremony at FBI Headquarters in Washington DC.

A statement released by the FBI said in part, “This year’s honorees have distinguished themselves in remarkable ways through their hard work, their leadership, and their strength of character. They are ordinary citizens, but what they have accomplished is nothing short of extraordinary. Time and again today’s award recipients have put others before themselves as they strive to protect the innocent and rescue the vulnerable. Today we not only recognize your achievements, but we also offer our sincerest gratitude for dedicating yourselves to your fellow citizens and to the principles of fairness, justice and equality. Public service is about what we can do to help one another. And we all know, we are at our best when we work together. We at the FBI are proud to partner with you.”
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 05 May 2015 12:55 )
Leaders from the Diocese of South Carolina and Anglican Church in North America Meet at St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center
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Thursday, 30 April 2015 08:39
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Leaders from the Diocese of South Carolina and the Anglican Church in North America, led by Bishop Mark Lawrence and Archbishop Foley Beach, came together at St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center, South Carolina on April 28-29, 2015 for prayer, fellowship, and conversation.

The Diocese of South Carolina was represented by Bishop Mark Lawrence, Mr. Wade Logan, Mr. Alan Runyan, The Rev. Craige Borrett, The Rev. Kendall Harmon, The Rev. Jeffrey Miller, Mrs. Boo Pennewill, and The Rev. Jim Lewis.

The Anglican Church in North America was represented by Archbishop Foley Beach, Bishop Ray Sutton, Bishop John Guernsey, Bishop Bill Atwood, Bishop Terrell Glenn, The Rev. Phil Ashey, The Rev. Jack Lumanog, Mr. Scott Ward, and Mr. Tad Brenner.

Our conversations reflected the mutual respect and sincere affection that we share as fellow Anglicans, and we appreciated the opportunity to speak candidly together about topics that affect our common life.

We had frank exchanges that examined the possible compatibility of the ecclesiologies of the Anglican Church in North America and the Diocese of South Carolina.

There is a wide spectrum of polities in the provinces of the Anglican Communion and these differences affect the ways in which dioceses relate to their respective provinces.  Provinces such as Nigeria are more hierarchical, while provinces such as South America are more conciliar. Our conversations began exploring the practical dimensions of how a diocese and province relate in the structure of the Anglican Church in North America.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 30 April 2015 14:30 )
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