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A TALE OF TWO VICARS

In a single church building, two factions formed and irrevocably divided the congregation.  One faction was led by a presiding vicar appointed by a metropolitan and the other faction was led by another presiding vicar appointed by a different metropolitan.  281 more words

“I DON'T THINK A CHURCH OF THIS SCOPE WAS ENVISIONED”

West of the Mississippi the word “megachurch” brings to mind a church complex serving thousands of people.  Contrast that to Maryland where apparently a “megachurch” is a 31,500-square foot sanctuary building, which would afford seating for 1,000 people, classrooms for religious education, a nursery area, a warming kitchen, offices, parking and a “fellowship hall” which would also serve as a gymnasium all on 16.6 acres.  517 more words

CHURCH BUILDING REPAIR AS A SECULAR PURPOSE

Reported in a prior posting on this website was the United States Supreme Court opinion in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v Comer, 137 S. 293 more words

TOO MUCH ECCLESIASTICAL ABSTENTION? - 2nd Ed.

In late 2016, and summarized in a post here March 11, 2017, in the case of Church of God in Christ, Inc. v L.M. Haley Ministries, Inc… 375 more words

ARCHEOLOGICAL CHURCH LAW

Sometimes a church has existed so long that not only has it outlived its institutional memory but may have existed long enough to cross from one legal era to another.  325 more words

HIERARCHIAL CHURCH TITLES AND TRADEMARKS

For some reason, some in the judicial branch have difficulty refraining from interfering in internal denominational matters when the local church or local diocese tries to escape from the parent organization with the local land holdings, too, rather than simply leaving and starting anew.  414 more words

Studio 10 host: ‘I’m a bit of a tight arse’

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