The Episcopal Church has spent an estimated $22 million in litigation with dioceses and churches choosing to continue following orthodox beliefs and traditions, according to David Virtue, editor of VirtueOnline, The Voice For Global Orthodox Anglicanism.
In September 2013, the Diocese of Quincy won a lawsuit involving TEC in Adams County, and the judge released a substantial portion of Quincy’s endowment funds, which had been frozen. TEC quickly filed an appeal with the Illinois Court of Appeals that froze the funds again. A portion of that money was to have been used to defend the Diocese in an appeal against the Adams County decision. Shortly thereafter, a second TEC lawsuit against the Diocese was filed in Peoria County. The second lawsuit names many lay and clergy leaders in the diocese.
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1. Pray for the Diocese of Quincy
2. Pray for those litigating against the Diocese of Quincy
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