TEC and CANA go to court in Colorado Springs

The Gazette from Colorado Springs brings us a preview of the six-week trial that begins tomorrow to determine ownership of Grace Church and St. Stephen’s, an architectural landmark in that town. The clergy and most of the laity voted to leave the Episcopal Church and join Archbishop Peter Akinola’s Anglican Church of Nigeria. They also decided to take the property with them, which the canons of the Episcopal Church do not permit.

The rector of the breakaway congregation, the Rev. Donald Armstrong, former executive director of the Anglican Communion Institute, is under investigation by local authorities for financial improprieties.

Update:ENS has a solid backgrounder. The Gazette reports on the first day.

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