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January 31 2004 By virtueonline RWANDA: The Anglican Communion Will Never be the Same Again

KOLINI: Here it is out of Griswold’s own mouth. “One of the things the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams made very clear to me in our conversation is that he is not authorized to overrule the canons and constitutions of the various provinces of the Anglican Communion.”

VIRTUOSITY: Can the Presiding Bishop of ECUSA Frank Griswold stop what is happening to the Anglican Communion?

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January 31 2004 By virtueonline NORTH DAKOTA: Two Orthodox Priests Deprived of Voting Rights in Diocese

In backroom tactics worthy of a Chicago mayoral race, the Rev. Larry Winslow, St. Sylvan's in Dunseith and the Rev. Brian Minaker, St. Peter' Church in Walhalla were informed they could not vote because of a complaint filed by the revisionist Dean of Fargo, The Rev. Steve Easterday. The action taken was evil.

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January 31 2004 By virtueonline GRISWOLD, BELIEFNET AND DISBELIEF

He also disputed the claim by conservatives that Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams supports their actions and suggested that conservatives are fighting Griswold's proposal--to be discussed by the denomination's bishops at a March meeting--to accommodate their needs because, paradoxically, it is workable. He believes conservatives want to keep the fight going.

Let us unpack this for a moment.

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This is not entirely true. While the document itself does not touch on that one particular issue, during a question and answer period Bishop Robert Duncan made it very clear that he and his colleagues were opposed to the Presiding Bishop's proposed "supplemental care" idea.

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January 24 2004 By virtueonline RECTOR REFLECTS ON LEAKED DOCUMENT

CHAPMAN: I was leading a Special Projects team to provide Alternative Episcopal Oversight to churches at risk, as recommended by the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Primates late last year. I came alongside the AAC to pioneer this urgent project, though I am not an AAC board member.

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January 21 2004 By virtueonline ORTHODOX EPISCOPALIANS LAUNCH NEW NETWORK - by David W. Virtue

Pittsburgh Bishop Robert Duncan was elected Moderator of the new Network and will serve for a three-year term. There are also individuals from geographic regions and one non-geographic area that were designated as "Convocations". The structural Charter was unanimously adopted with the Organizing Convocation also electing a 12-member Steering Committee comprised of individuals from across the country.

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January 21 2004 By virtueonline AN INTERVIEW WITH TERRY FULLAM

The Rev. Everett L. Fullam or Terry as he is fondly known graduated from Gordon College with a degree in Philosophy and did his graduate work at Harvard and Boston Universities. He was ordained in the Episcopal Church without ever going to seminary, and in 1972 became Rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Darien, Connecticut. Under his leadership St. Paul's became one of the most active Episcopal churches in America. Its focus on parish renewal became widely-known and thrust Dr.

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January 20 2004 By virtueonline AMIA HITS HOME RUN AT DESTIN

With some 60 parishes and 15,000 members, the Anglican Mission is still small, but they are growing fast. They are no longer functioning in reaction to The Episcopal Church, "we have moved on" says Bishop Chuck Murphy, AMIA leader. "There are 130 million unchurched Americans who need to hear the gospel and find a spiritual home and we want to welcome them and introduce them to the Anglican Way."

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The Episcopal Church is currently being torn apart over recent decisions by the church's General Convention to pass legislation affirming same-sex rites and for consecrating an openly non-celibate homosexual to the episcopacy. Five major Christian groups: Roman Catholic, Russian Orthodox, Coptic Orthodox, Syrian Orthodox and Armenian Orthodox have suspended relations with the ECUSA, with two expressing solidarity with orthodox Episcopalians.

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The joy was palpable as the mostly former Episcopalians worshipped,
drawing energy from a hundred voice choir, raising holy hands, invoking
an orthodox Trinity to bless the fruit of their labors, as the 4th
annual winter conference got underway.

"Who is the Lord of your life, cried the Rev. Mike Hesse, Destin area
rector of Immanuel Anglican Church, an AMIA parish.

"JESUS" roared the crowd.

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