Mt. Calvary Episcopal Church in Baltimore, which comes as a great encouragement to our Anglican Use group in the nearby Washington, D.C. area. The parish voted overwhelmingly yesterday to separate itself from the Episcopal Church and to seek reconciliation with the Catholic Church as an Anglican Use parish. According to a report from one of the parishioners, posted yesterday on Stand Firm:
Mount Calvary voted on two resolutions today at a special meeting following 10:00 Mass:
1) That Mt. Calvary Church separate itself from The Episcopal Church, and
2) That Mt. Calvary Church seek admission to the Roman Catholic Church as an Anglican Use parish.
Both resolutions passed by majorities of almost 85%.
The ballots were counted by two disinterested outsiders: Dr. Daniel Page (a friend of many parishioners who lives nearby) and Sister Mary Joan of the All Saints' Sisters of the Poor.
The ballots were counted in the presence of the Rev. Scott Slater, Canon to the Ordinary of the Diocese of Maryland.
Please keep Fr. Jason Catania and the members of Mt. Calvary in your prayers, especially during the coming transition.
More on this at the Anglo-Catholic blog: http://www.theanglocatholic.com/2010/10/heading-home/