The Latest from Mount Calvary, Baltimore

On several occasions, I have suggested that the day when we would begin our new life as a Catholic congregation was in sight, only for there to be another delay. And no doubt many of you share my frustration in seeing other groups board the Barque of Peter ahead of us. But I can assure you that at this point, every indication suggests we do not have much longer to wait. As I announced from the pulpit recently, Mount Calvary is about to enter into mediation with the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland under the guidance of Judge Joseph Kaplan. This very positive development promises to result in a final property settlement in short order.

Another encouraging sign of progress is that those who attend the… [Episcopal] service in our All Souls Chapel at 9 o’clock Sunday mornings have been informed that this service will be coming to an end this month. They will need to find another church home should they wish to remain Episcopalians. Mount Calvary has permitted this service as a gesture of goodwill, but the Diocese of Maryland has determined that it can no longer be justified for the very small number of people who attend. This, I believe, is a tacit acknowledgement that in the near future, only the Catholic Mass will be celebrated at Mount Calvary”¦

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3 comments on “The Latest from Mount Calvary, Baltimore

  1. Dick Mitchell says:

    Sounds as if there is little or no attendance at the 9am TEC mass.

    Prayers and best wishes to our departing brethren at Mount Calvary — one the the original Anglo Catholic parishes in the mid-Atlantic. Note too the distinction by TEC between dealing with a congregation moving to Rome, versus a congregation moving to the ACNA.

    I assume that Judge Kaplan from here in Baltimore is Jewish. Isn’t there some humor or irony that a Jewish judge will mediate between the Romans and TEC?

  2. Tegularius says:

    As far as I can tell, there has been little or no attendance at ANY service at Mount Calvary for years.

  3. TomRightmyer says:

    Mount Calvary has a prime location just south of a major state office complex on the west edge of downtown. It also has a significant endowment. Another Anglo-Catholic Episcopal parish, Grace and St. Peter’s, is nearby. ‘Twill be interesting to see how the property is divided.