May 29, 2009
The time for St. James’ congregation to move “to a new church building” was in August 2004, when they switched their allegiance from The Episcopal Church in the USA to the Anglican Church of Uganda. Now, after years of energy and millions of dollars have been spent on “their case,” I think it is good for the highest possible judicial authority in our county, state and nation to decide issues that affect all faith communities with international affiliations, global connections and universal commitments.
November 1, 2009
Anglican clergymen from as far away as Uganda and Newfoundland visited Newport Beach on Saturday to ordain a new bishop in the fledgling Anglican Church of North America. Formed in 2008, the church is made up of congregations in the United States and Canada that have broken away from the Episcopal Church over differing views on homosexuality and the Scriptures. The movement includes Newport’s St. James Church on Via Lido. “This is an important, historical day for the whole church,” said Archbishop Robert Duncan of the Anglican Church of North America, who presided over the incense-drenched ceremony at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church on Saturday.
September 12, 2009
Corona del Mar would have been home to the oldest church in the Western Hemisphere if the small but wealthy congregation of what was then St. Matthew’s-by-the-Sea had its way in 1986. The then 64-member-strong church had plans to dismantle a 13th century Gothic church in rural England and have it transported and rebuilt, brick by brick, in Corona del Mar, the Los Angeles Times reported in 1986. “It was a little bit of a pipe dream,” said the Rev. Stephen Scarlett, rector of what is now St. Matthew’s Anglican Catholic Church.
December 11, 2004
Marisa O'Neil An Orange County Superior Court judge will handle lawsuits filed by the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles against three breakaway churches, including one in Newport Beach. Attorneys for St. James Church in Newport Beach, All Saints' in Long Beach and St. David's in North Hollywood asked Judge David Velasquez to combine the three cases and have them heard in Orange County, rather than Los Angeles County. Velasquez granted that request this week, and the Judicial Council in San Francisco will now decide which judge will hear the case.
October 23, 2004
Bill Weiss My great-grandparents came from Germany in 1872. They converted from the Lutheran church to the Episcopal Church shortly after their arrival. My family's continuity with the church extends to my sister's and my grandchildren. At the age of 13, I took classes learning what the church's doctrine was. I pledged my faith to God and I accepted the teachings of the church to be truisms, and that I would remain loyal to the church. I then was confirmed by the "laying on of hands" by the bishop.
August 24, 2004
Deepa Bharath An African archbishop on Monday lambasted the Episcopal Church for its liberal attitude toward homosexuality and condemned the bishop of Los Angeles for his refusal to allow two churches, including one here, to secede from the Episcopal Church. St. James Church on Via Lido and All Saints Church in Long Beach disassociated themselves from the Episcopal Church last week and placed themselves under the Diocese of Luwero in the Anglican Province of Uganda.
January 13, 2001
-- Michele Marr Church name: Saint Michael and All Angels Address: 3233 Pacific View Drive, Corona del Mar Telephone: (949) 644-0463 Denomination: Episcopal Year church established: 1959 Service times: On Sunday, Holy Eucharist is at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. At 9 a.m. "Christian Foundations: An Introduction to the Faith" is led by the Rev. Jaime Edwards-Acton in the Parish Center Library. Children meet for Sunday school at 10 a.m. before joining their families in church just before the Eucharist service.
September 23, 2004
Deepa Bharath St. James Church leaders hailed a former archbishop's criticism of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles for suing three churches from the diocese. Three Southern California churches -- St. James in Newport Beach, All Saints' in Long Beach and St. David's in North Hollywood -- seceded from Episcopal Church of the United States, saying they didn't see eye to eye with the bigger church's liberal views on homosexuality, the divinity of Jesus Christ and the supremacy of the Bible.
April 9, 2004
Marisa O'Neil This weekend marks one of the most holy in the Christian calendar and local churches are marking it as both a somber and joyous time. In Newport-Mesa, churches are presenting traditional liturgical services as well as dramatic re-creations of Christ's last days. Today, Good Friday, commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus and Easter Sunday services will celebrate the resurrection. "Good Friday is a time for us to look back at Jesus and what he did on our behalf," said Tim Celek, pastor of the Crossing church in Costa Mesa.