What can I say...Greenville is the place to be. Not only do many of the Roman Catholics want to be traditional, we also have a thriving OCA parish(bearded priest no pews for those who keep score of that sort of thing), a GOA Cathedral, a Coptic parish, and just outside of town a former Western-Rite newly Eastern Rite AOA parish. Our OCA parish has helped grow two area missions as well(brought a Christ the Saviour Brotherhood parish into the OCA and helped start up a mission in Charleston).
The RCs are doing well also. They have a fine high school along with several sizeable parishes(even if Prince of Peace RCC looks like a UFO and has rockabilly hymns and Sister Benedicta with short skirts) as well as a great bookstore. For a small(~650,000) city in the South not too shabby.
Of course we still have Bob Jones University. If BJU ever becomes Orthodox or Catholic that will be a miracle like unto raising the dead.
Bobby, if you ever are in the area, I'll take you there...great art museum - they have an entire wing of Icons with one from the Rublev school.
This stream, which started out as a trickle, and is becoming a flood, speared six local Bob Jones University-affiliated churches to hold a four-day anti-Catholic conference back in February 2003,
Great Scott! I must get Back to the Future!
Is this upcoming or did they mean 2002? If it's upcoming I might stop by and see what they're up to. Where was this printed anyway?