Former rector of nation's largest Epi...

Former rector of nation's largest Episcopal church becomes Catholic

There are 1 comment on the Free Republic story from Dec 1, 2012, titled Former rector of nation's largest Episcopal church becomes Catholic. In it, Free Republic reports that:

The former rector of the nation’s largest Episcopal church has become a Roman Catholic.

The Rev. Larry Gipson was dean of the Cathedral Church of the Advent in Birmingham from 1982-94 and rector at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston ...

Last month, Gipson was accepted as a Catholic into the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, a structure set up by Pope Benedict XVI to accept former Anglicans into the Catholic Church ...

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Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#1 Dec 2, 2012
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"'The nature of authority in the Catholic Church is what attracted me to it,' Gipson said.'After I retired, I was concerned and had been for many years about the Episcopal Church’s authority structure.'

"Gipson will be among 69 candidates for Catholic priesthood attending a formation retreat this weekend in Houston at the ordinariate’s headquarters.

"Among those leading seminars at the Formation Retreat in Houston will be the Rev. Jon Chalmers, who was ordained a Catholic priest in June, the second former Episcopal cleric to be accepted as a priest under the ordinariate.

"His wife, Margaret Chalmers, former canon lawyer for the Catholic Diocese of Birmingham and now chancellor of the ordinariate, will also be a presenter at the weekend retreat ...

"'It’s a really big deal,' she said.'Larry Gipson, who was the priest of the largest Episcopal church in America, is now a Catholic.'"

It's a latter day Exodus from Schori's version of TEC.

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