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July 02 2017 By dvirtue AUSTRALIA: Anglican Primate Blasts Appearance of Sydney Archbishop and Tasmania Bishop to GAFCON Consecration in U.S.

"I have deep concerns that the participation by our Episcopal colleagues in the consecration of Canon Lines, with or without the support of their respective dioceses, is contrary to the spirit of the canons of the Council of Nicaea and, most importantly, outside of the authority of our National Constitution. It may also be outside the authority of the Consecration of Bishops Canon, 1966 of the Anglican Church of Australia."

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June 30 2017 By dvirtue WHEATON, IL: GAFCON Archbishops Consecrate Canon Andrew Lines in Bishop Studded Occasion

This action was roundly denounced by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, as "unnecessary". Welby condemned it as an ecclesiastical "cross-border intervention", setting in motion what could be viewed as a threat to both his authority and the hegemony of the Church of England.

Lines was described as a "godly and well learned man" by ACNA Archbishop Foley Beach. Lines had been received into the Diocese of the South, an ACNA diocese, and declared a priest in good standing.

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June 30 2017 By dvirtue WHEATON, IL: ACNA Archbishop says 60 New Churches Planted, Acknowledged ASA is down

He said God continues to bestow His grace on ACNA and said there were now 1,000 congregations, 30 dioceses (South Carolina will make 31) plus a jurisdiction for chaplains. ACNA has 52 active bishops, 1,700 clergy with ministries across North America, including Canada, Mexico and Cuba.

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June 29 2017 By dvirtue WHEATON, IL: Thirty Global Anglican Leaders Stand in Solidarity with Anglican Church in North America

"Our country is politically, socially and economically divided. The Church is in confusion and it needs the Good News of Jesus Christ. People are suffering all around us. They need healing. Mission is around us, mission is on our doorstep."

The words of Jesus, "to go into all the world," are needed now more than ever. Echoing Jesus' words, Beach said that the harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few. "We need to send out fresh laborers into the harvest."

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June 28 2017 By dvirtue WHEATON, IL: Diocese of South Carolina Joins The ACNA

Bishop Mark Lawrence acknowledged his diocese's pilgrimage out of TEC and rejoiced that his diocese was now officially aligned with the ACNA. Delegates voted unanimously to receive the diocese. After leaving TEC in October 2012 the diocese was accepted into the Global South in August 2014 until a formal decision was made in 2016 to join the Anglican Church in North America. That action required two formal votes.

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June 26 2017 By dvirtue Is the Archbishop of Canterbury losing control of the Anglican Communion?

The steady drip, drip, drip of news reveals an archbishop increasingly being marginalized, slowly losing touch with his evangelical base, while he continues to cozy up to liberals and revisionists, Muslims and homosexuals.

Consider the following:

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June 19 2017 By dvirtue LIMA, Peru: New Anglican Bishop Affirms the Mercy of God

"We are in Peru, which is strongly Roman Catholic and many say we look like the Roman Catholic Church and others say we are not. We have the best of both worlds. As an Anglican Church, we profess the mercy of God. In our human experience here, we have not experienced a very merciful Church (or God) and maybe this has confused people. Mercy is so big that anything can be forgiven. If there is something that the Anglican Church excels in, it is mercy. I love that about Anglicanism."

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June 15 2017 By dvirtue GAFCON Chairman Clashes with Archbishop Welby over Boundary Crossing

Welby wrote to the GAFCON Archbishops saying he did not consider the appointment of a "Missionary Bishop" in the person of Andy Lines to be necessary and berated the Primates for "cross-border intervention", arguing that it was not a Church of England appointment and therefore carried no weight in the Church of England.

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June 14 2017 By dvirtue Good Disagreement, Generous Orthodoxy, the Nomenclature of Anglican Fudge

Probably the smartest of Anglican fudgists (my word) was Rowan Williams, who literally made words mean what he wanted them to mean and, by doing so, made sure that no one really understood what the blazes he was talking about. This meant, of course, that he was brilliant and full of wisdom. Allegedly.

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June 12 2017 By dvirtue Welby to GAFCON Archbishops, "I do not consider the appointment of a "Missionary Bishop" to be necessary"

"I would like to remind you of the 1988 Lambeth Conference resolution number 72 on episcopal responsibilities and diocesan boundaries. This resolution reaffirms the historical position of respect for diocesan boundaries and the authority of bishops within these boundaries.

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