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Friday, Jun 28 2013 08:22 AM

PHOTO GALLERY: Church holds 'Liturgy of Passage'

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    By Autumn Parry / The Californian

    Michael Kelly takes photos of St. Paul's Anglican Church after the "Liturgy of Passage" on Thursday evening. The congregation of St. Paul's Anglican Church is moving to Olive Drive Church temporarily to disaffiliate themselves from the Episcopal Church due to a lawsuit over property.

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    By Autumn Parry / The Californian

    St. Paul's Anglican Church choir makes their way into the church for the "Liturgy of Passage" on Thursday evening. The congregation, newly renamed Trinity Anglican Church, is moving to Olive Drive Church temporarily to disaffiliate themselves from the Episcopal Church due to a lawsuit over property.

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    By Autumn Parry / The Californian

    Gigi Fotis-Smith wipes away tears during the "Liturgy of Passage" at St. Paul's Anglican Church on Thursday evening. The passage marks their goodbye to the building that has been their church home until they decided to disaffiliate themselves from the Episcopal Church due to a lawsuit brought against them over the property. Their congregation will now be called Trinity Anglican Church.

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    By Autumn Parry / The Californian

    Members of the congregation of St. Paul's Anglican Church file into Olive Drive Church on Thursday evening. The congregation, now renamed Trinity Anglican Church, will meet there temporarily after disaffiliating themselves from the Episcopal Church due to a lawsuit brought against them over property.

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    By Autumn Parry / The Californian

    Deacon, John Lamar, recites a prayer at St. Paul's Anglican Church during the "Liturgy of Passage" on Thursday evening. "We don't walk alone, we walk arm in arm," said Pastor Karl Dietze, referring to the their temporary move to Olive Church Drive to disaffiliate themselves from the Episcopal Church.

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By The Bakersfield Californian

People gathered at St. Paul's Anglican Church after a "Liturgy of Passage" on Thursday evening.

The congregation of St. Paul's Anglican Church is moving to Olive Drive Church temporarily to disaffiliate themselves from the Episcopal Church due to a lawsuit over property.

We captured the transition in photos.

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