Several years ago, my niece whose father-in-law was the Episcopal Bishop of Los Angeles stated that he did not believe in the Resurrection of Christ.
That was quite a while ago and the Episcopal church has declined to extreme each year.
It is too bad that many people that leave the Episcopal church can’t really look at the Catholic Church with an open heart.
What I see is more and more former Episcopalians starting another church. Each with their own Bishop and their own beliefs. There apparently is no unity at all. When the Episcopal church was at least following the traditions and beliefs they had held for 500 years there was still unity within diversity.
When I read comments on blogs etc. no one agrees on the same theology. The low church members believe in a symbolic Eucharist, the high church and Anglo Catholics believe in the Real Presence. I have looked on some websites and some of the break away parishes still have Morning Prayer services except maybe early in the morning and once a month at the later service.
There is so much confusion now, and it is a shame that they all can’t at least be one and not bicker over their differences.
Of course I would love to see them all come into the fullness of the faith, but as a former Episcopalian I know that will never be.
My brother is still part of the Episcopal church and we never discuss religion. He has a PH.d from Princeton, but with all his intelligence cannot see the sadness and disaray that the church is in.
Let us pray for them all, as many souls are at stake when they deny orthodox Christian beliefs.
Yours in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary