The Rev. Marc Boutan, associate rector of St. Philip's Church, a flagship
parish in the heart of Charleston, said some 15 clergy and laity signed a letter
saying, "We, some of your fellow clergy of the Diocese of South Carolina,
gathered coincidentally for the Anglican Communion Institute at St. Philip's
Church, wish to convey our deep sorrow over this loss."
GOMEZ: We are in impaired communion with ECUSA, which is the official position of the Province of West Indies.
VIRTUOSITY: At what point would it become broken?Read more
Lionel E. Deimel wrote the article "Weekend Practice" which is at his
website "Lionel Deimel Farrago" described as a diverse collection of
information, opinions, fiction, poetry, and trivia. (Farrago comes from
the word comes from the Latin for mixed fodder.)
One of the likely prospects is Cardinal Francis Arinze, 71, an Ibo from Nigeria and now prefect of the Vatican's Congregation on Divine worship. He is tough, energetic knows how to handle youth -- and most importantly perhaps - - is an expert on Islam.
Then consider another branch of Christianity -- the Anglicans. The most powerful traditionalist voice is that of archbishop Peter Akinola, primate of the Anglican province of Nigeria with 17 million-18 million faithful.Read more
This discipline would take the following form: Bishop Ingham would be
reduced to observer status in the Communion (no voice, no vote). His
further participation in Communion affairs would be suspended.
Mechanisms would be implemented to protect parishes and clergy in New
Westminster who maintain a commitment to the historic faith and order
of the Communion.
In the DIOCESE OF ALBANY, a small faction of liberal priests unhappy
with the way Bishops Dan Herzog and David Bena voted at GC2003 tried to
pull off a coup d'etat hoping to turn the diocese towards sexual
inclusion (read perversity) with an "alternative" vision for the
diocese. They tried and they failed.
Canon Bill Atwood of EKKLESIA said the Global South majority of
Primates and bishops were so offended by the conduct of Canada, UK, and
ECUSA in the last ten days, they were no longer going to be willing to
have parallel jurisdiction. "I'm guessing," he writes, "that what will
emerge is 'replacement jurisdiction.' By doing so it will not allow for
the cancer to continue without being addressed.
The Anglican Church in New Westminster (ACiNW) - that core of faithful parishes responded telling Ingham, in so many words, NUTS. We will not surrender to accommodate your miserable sexual morality.
The CANADIAN ESSENTIALS GROUP asked the House of Bishops to accept Bishop Buckle's offer of alternative episcopal oversight saying it would make it possible for them to remain within the Anglican Church of Canada.Read more
In order to do damage control for his outrageous remarks, Griswold tried to spin his own words, and in private correspondence to President Bush wrote; "My comments were taken out of a larger context and had to do with my international travels as Presiding Bishop and my opportunities to meet with bishops and archbishops in other part of our worldwide Anglican Communion many in countries overwhelmed by poverty and disease."Read more
There has never been a year like it in the history of the Anglican Communion or The Episcopal Church. The entire Communion hovered on the very brink of schism, with cries of outrage from Global South Primates and bishops as they viewed their Western counterparts doing and saying things that violated the very core of Anglican doctrine and practice, in fact the very truth of what it means to be a Christian.Read more
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