Amendments to Diocesan Constitution (First Passage November 8, 2003)

       PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT: Article I, Section 1
   
    Resolved, by this 138th Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh, that a second sentence be added to Article 1 [sic], Section 1 of the Constitution:
   
    In cases where the provisions of the Constitution and Canons of the Church in the Diocese of Pittsburgh speak to the contrary, or where resolutions of the Convention of said Diocese have determined the Constitution and Canons of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, or resolutions of its General Convention, to be contrary to the historic Faith and Order of the one holy catholic and apostolic church, the local determination shall prevail.

PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT: Article III, Section 2
Resolved, by this 138th Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh, that the words “and actually” be deleted as follows:
Every member of the Clergy, in regular standing, who shall have been canonically and actually resident in the Diocese, and engaged in the parochial missionary, or educational work of the Church, under the Ecclesiastical Authority of the Diocese, for three months preceding any Convention, shall be entitled to a seat and vote in such Convention in all cases except in the election of a Bishop, in which case the qualifications necessary to vote shall be as hereinafter provided in Article XIV of this Constitution, PROVIDED, that no member of the Clergy so qualified shall lose his or her right to a seat and vote by reason of sickness or old age.