Friday, June 8, 2012
Reconnecting with a Spiritual Father and Friend at the ACNA Assembly
Larry was among the first clergy and his among the first parishes to leave the Episcopal Church over revisionism. In 1994 he and most of his congregation left Church of the Holy Spirit in north Ocean City MD and formed Holy Trinity Charismatic Episcopal Church (CEC) in Berlin MD -- six miles inland from the beach. Like us, they walked out of their building, turned over the keys and left all behind. Holy Trinity eventually became the Cathedral for the CEC diocese and for Bishop Richard Lipka. When the CEC imploded in the mid 2000s Larry's parish and other former CEC parishes as well as Bishop Lipka joined the ACNA through the Diocese of All Saints' and Bishop Bill Ilgenfritz and Forward in Faith.