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August 17 2023 By dvirtue ACNA Bishop Stewart Ruch to face Church Trial for Violating Provincial Canons

A press release from the ACNA said this: "A Board of Inquiry empaneled to consider a Presentment filed in June of 2023, submitted by priests and lay persons predominantly from within the Diocese of the Upper Midwest, against Bishop Stewart Ruch III has determined that there are reasonable grounds to put the accused to trial. By canon such a determination from a Board of Inquiry shall be made public (Title IV, Canon 4, Section 6)."

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August 15 2023 By dvirtue NIGERIAN ARCHBISHOP AFFIRMS NORTH AMERICAN MISSION TO NIGERIANS

The North American Mission has "engage[d] the leadership of ACNA on some of issues of interest," he said, but one church property in Irvington, New Jersey, remains the subject of a civil lawsuit.

"We can only pray that God will intervene in these issues and give us peace. We have suffered disturbing negative media assault on our person and the Church of Nigeria but we see as part of the cost we may have to pay for the Lord."

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August 11 2023 By dvirtue THE END OF ALL THINGS?

A lot of this comes from the End Times theology of John Nelson Darby, a former Irish Anglican priest who went on to found the Plymouth Brethren movement whose dominant dispensational theology and exegesis was later exported to the U.S. becoming the rallying cry of Moody Bible Institute and Dallas Theological Seminary.

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August 08 2023 By dvirtue THREE PROMINENT BISHOPS' DEATHS HIGHLIGHT THE GREAT DIVIDE IN ANGLICANISM

In March 2021 he announced that he would be resigning from ministry in the Episcopal church due to unspecified disagreements with the direction the church was headed. At the time of his statement, Herzog was serving as priest-in-charge of St. Augustine Episcopal Church in Ilion, New York. Former Albany Bishop William Love announced that he would be joining the Anglican Diocese of the Living Word, a diocese within the Anglican Church of North America, as an Assistant Bishop.

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August 03 2023 By dvirtue Welby's Climate Change Questioned by Leading British Columnist

Many believed he did it to divert attention from the hot button issue of homosexuality and resolution 1:10 that hangs like a Damoclean sword over the whole communion, dividing many of the bishops, resulting in a number refusing to take Holy Communion with more stating they were now out of communion with the ABC, with several calling for his resignation.

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August 01 2023 By dvirtue The Ecclesiastical Fantasy World of the Rev. Cole Hartin

Mr. Hartin offered up five theses which we will examine at length.

1. Both TEC and ACNA are diminished churches because of the schism.

No one's hands are clean and no one has the higher ground -- at least on the ecclesial level. That the founding churches of the ACNA felt pressed to separate from TEC is a failure of both bodies. Both lacked the will and imagination to bear witness to Christ together.

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July 29 2023 By dvirtue FORMER ARIZONA BISHOP REVEALS SAD TRUTH ABOUT EPISCOPAL SEMINARY EDUCATION

"Being a bishop also allowed me to witness firsthand how the knowledge acquired by seminarians might or might not serve them in the field after graduation," he wrote.

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July 27 2023 By dvirtue UN Commission Proposes Decriminalizing Sex with Minors

What this means is that consensual sexual conduct, irrespective of the type of sexual activity, the sex/ gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression of the people involved or their marital status, may not be criminalized in any circumstances.

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July 25 2023 By dvirtue Anglican Church of Canada attendance dropping 10% per year

Elliot's latest statistics report was submitted to General Synod this summer but was not put on the agenda for discussion. It includes figures for 2019-2021, intended to compare pre- and post-pandemic data. These show the number of workers employed by parishes down 17 per cent, the number of people on parish rolls down 14 per cent and even more dramatic declines in the numbers of baptisms, confirmations, weddings and funerals (down 56, 71, 44 and 24 per cent respectively) from 2019 to 2021.

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July 22 2023 By dvirtue DIOCESE OF FLORIDA: SORRY CHARLIE, YOU'RE HISTORY!

The Florida Standing Committee, in its July 21 message, said that it will invite outside bishops to assist with confirmations, ordinations and other pastoral roles after Howard retires. Longer-term options, including seeking an assisting bishop, launching a new search for a diocesan bishop or electing a bishop provisional to serve for a limited time as a transitional leader.

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