Church Surrenders Property after Diocese Split

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A La Crescenta, Calif., church that broke away from the Episcopal denomination is forfeiting its property to the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles.
A California judge handed down the decision and the state supreme court has refused an appeal.
The congregation of St. Luke's Anglican Church voted to leave the national church three years ago and join the New Anglican Church in North America.

In his sermon Sunday, the Rev. Rob Holman said fighting for principles is more important than a building.

Approximately 200 breakaway Episcopal churches are currently fighting to keep their property.
St. James Church in Newport Beach recently lost a bid to have the U.S. Supreme Court hear its case. However, many observers predict the high court will eventually take up the issue. 

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