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July 26 2004 By virtueonline The 1979 Prayer Book (my attitude to it) - by Peter Toon

Why do I seek to avoid calling this Book by its official title? The answer is simple.

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July 23 2004 By virtueonline Eucharistic Sharing - by Bishop William C. Wantland

Resolved, . . . that the following standard be adopted for those of other Churches who on occasion desirre to receive the Holy Communion within the Episcopal Church:

a. They shall have been baptized with water in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and shall have previously been admitted to the Holy Communion within the Church to which they belong.

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July 22 2004 By virtueonline The ANGLICAN WAY in NORTH AMERICA - by Peter Toon

However, Anglicans have always been aware of the fact that any one or more of their Churches or Provinces, or dioceses therein, could reject or revise the received, historic Faith and thereby enter the slippery slope into apostasy. There are grave warnings in Holy Scripture of the danger of apostasy and the history of the Church provides examples thereof.

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July 13 2004 By virtueonline What is the ACN Doing? - by Hugh McCann

In response to the Lord's calling and by His grace, we commit ourselves to proclaiming the Good News to every person and to working to reform and renew OUR CHURCH. We are gathering those of like mind in order to move ahead with the mission and ministry OF THE CHURCH.”

David Virtue wrote on May 9th, 2004, “The one unifying principle for both conservative and liberal Anglicans is that they REMAIN IN COMMUNION with the mother Church of England through the Archbishop of Canterbury.”

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July 08 2004 By virtueonline "We Will Continue to Proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ" - by Tony Seel

There are times to compromise, and there are other times when compromise will eat you alive. As much as all of us would love peace in the Episcopal Church, to declare peace when there is conflict and discord is dishonest. As much as all of us would like to go on as if nothing important happened at General Convention last summer, we have to honestly acknowledge that the actions of that body have disrupted the life of our church.

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June 18 2004 By virtueonline ACI on its Submission to the Lambeth Commission

Sketching features of this ‘unprecedented and dangerous moment within the Anglican Communion’, it highlights the need for the Archbishop of Canterbury and Primates ‘to bring order into a frighteningly chaotic situation’.

The argument that the Communion has been here before in relation to the ordination of women and that Anglicans are now in a period of ‘reception’ in relation to acceptance of same-sex unions and bishops who live within such unions is firmly rebutted.

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June 18 2004 By virtueonline Christianity is not a feeling - by James E. Flowers

Sadly, our me-oriented, self absorbed generation, has elevated “feeling” to the point that in our culture, absolutely nothing is more important. Thus, the criteria of “how I feel” proceeds, and becomes the litmus test for every decision, every commitment, every behavior, regardless of whether or not the decision, commitment, or behavior is right or wrong, noble or ignoble.

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June 16 2004 By virtueonline Letter to an Influential Atheist - by Roger Steer

Roger Steer decided to write his letter after reflecting on perhaps the most famous sentence Dawkins has ever written. Dawkins begins The Blind Watchmaker with these words: “This book is written in the conviction that our own existence once presented the greatest of all mysteries, but that it is a mystery no longer because Darwin and Wallace solved it, though we shall continue to add footnotes to their solution for a while yet.

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June 13 2004 By virtueonline WASHINGTON DC: Chane's Same-Sex Ceremony Prompts Protests, Prayer

The blessing reportedly followed a new liturgy under development in the diocese, but one which has not yet been formally adopted at diocesan convention.

Bishop Chane sent copies of the proposed new liturgy to priests in his diocese earlier this week, asking for comments.

Crosses Draped in Black

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June 08 2004 By virtueonline UGANDA: Martyrs Day 2004 - by Stephen Noll

The site of the Martyrs' celebration is Namugongo, the traditional royal
killing ground. The Anglicans possess the actual site and have erected two little structures there: one a replica of the Executioner's hut, the other a replica of the pyre on which the martyrs were roasted. Before the service, people queue up for hours waiting to visit these shrines.

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