The SKCM to Honour Bishop Leonidas Polk, CSA
 
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Dear Compatriots: I have been asked by a friend to pass this along.  I plan to attend.  Hope to see some of y’all there.  Please spread the word if you are so inclined.
 
Paul C. Graham
Cayce, SC
The SKCM to Honour Bishop Leonidas Polk, CSA

The Charles Towne, Carolana Chapter of the Society of King Charles the Martyr is pleased to extend an invitation to the public to attend our observance of the Feast of Saint Charles at 12 o’clock noon on Saturday February 6 2010 at the Chapel of St. Charles, King and Martyr in Mayesville, South Carolina (115 N. Lafayette St)
 
Special guests will include the Right Reverend Keith L. Ackerman, Episcopal Patron of the Society, and Mark A. Wuonola, PhD, a long time officer, and past American Representative & President of the Society.
A Pontifical High Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Ackerman highlighted by period music by local musicians.  A number of Anglican, and Episcopal clerics will participate.
 
A special feature of the service will be the blessing of a shrine chapel to Confederate heroes, especially Bishop Leonidas Polk who was killed in action at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain in 1864.  A Confederate Chaplain in period attire and an honor guard of Confederate reenactors will be present.
 
The Society of King Charles the Martyr was founded on Easter Thursday 1894 in London as a lay order to promote the remembrance of King Charles I of England, who was beheaded by order of Oliver Cromwell on 30 January 1649.  King Charles is the only saint canonized by the Church of England after its break with the Papacy in 1534. Membership in the society is predominantly Anglican but is not restricted to any Christian jurisdiction.
 
Following the mass, Dr. Mark Wuonola will present a history of the society at a reception, and dinner at Gleneberly, the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hines in Mayesville.
 
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