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May 31 2019 By dvirtue Gene Robinson Chapel Dedicated for Retired Gay Episcopal Bishop

The May 30 consecration service was led by Robinson, Episcopal Diocese of Washington Bishop Maryann Budde, and St. Thomas Priest-in-Charge Alex Dyer. Backed by twin windows of rainbow-hued stained glass and a metal Celtic cross, Robinson prayed "deliver your servants, when they draw near to you in this place, from coldness of heart and wanderings of mind, that with steadfast thoughts and kindled affections, they may worship you in spirit and in truth, through Jesus Christ, our Lord."

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May 31 2019 By dvirtue Citing inclusion of LGBT clerics, Anglican bishops in Africa to shun Lambeth Conference

After delaying the Lambeth Conference, normally held once a decade, for two years, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, the global leader of Anglicanism, has invited all active bishops and their spouses to the United Kingdom in July and August of 2020 -- except the spouses of bishops who are in same-sex unions.

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May 29 2019 By dvirtue JAMAICA: New Anglican Archbishop appointed

Archbishop Gregory previously held the posts of head of Anglican Church in Jamaica and Cayman Islands.

He succeeds Barbadian Dr. John Holder, who retired in February 2018 and has become the first Jamaican to head the Anglican Church in the Caribbean since Archbishop William Hardie vacated the post in 1949.

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May 28 2019 By dvirtue PHILADELPHIA: Closed Episcopal Church in Center City reopened to find a new mission -- and graves beneath the floorboards

The nine graves, some dating to the early 1800s, are still in the sanctuary, but invisible no more as part of a resurrected St. Stephen's, retooled for a new definition of "church."

The change agent was Bishop Daniel Gutierrez, who arrived here from the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande. "When we abandon one of these places," he said, "we abandon the possibilities of spreading what we believe in so deeply."

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May 26 2019 By dvirtue ACNA: Three Dioceses Clarify Their Provincial Affiliations

At its synod this past week, the Diocese of CANA East took action to remain solely a diocese of the Anglican Church in North America and to change its name to The Anglican Diocese of the Living Word. The Diocese has also applied for ministry partner status with the Church of Nigeria. In his address to his diocesan synod, Bishop Dobbs explained the significance of the new name:

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May 23 2019 By dvirtue CANA East Diocese Withdraws From the Church of Nigeria To Fully Join ACNA

These developments have been discussed by our Standing Committee and were presented to Synod last week. As a result of the decisions made at Synod, our diocese will remain a diocese of the Anglican Church in North America and has requested a ministry partner relationship with the Church of Nigeria.

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May 23 2019 By dvirtue GAFCON Chairman's May Letter

It is estimated that there are 2.1 billion people on the earth who have no contact with any Christian witness, and therefore, above all else, I want to see Gafcon uniting and equipping Anglicans around the world to be a missionary movement. As the Jerusalem Statement and Declaration affirms, the reason we first gathered in Jerusalem in 2008 was 'to free our Communion for a clear and certain witness to Jesus Christ' and this remains our great purpose.

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May 22 2019 By dvirtue NIGERIA: Four Gay Priests Dismissed In Abia Anglican Church Barely 2 Weeks After 2 Priests Were Sacked For The Same Act

According to reports, Four more priests have been indicted and dismissed for the same act in another Diocese, in Isiala Ngwa, Abia State, and the names of the four priests are listed below.

1. Rev. Canon Emmanuel Nwankwo

2 .Revv. Kelechi Nwachukwu

3. Rev. Sunday Azubuike

4. Rev. Chris Achonye.

The Anglican Church also sacked two gay priests in Abia State

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May 20 2019 By dvirtue Diocese of Niagara's Dean Peter Wall declares opposing abortion to be un-Christian

"As a Christian myself, it is a shameful embarrassment to see the word Christian attached to those who would support Alabama's outrageous law. What is Christian about being anti-abortion or maliciously 'pro-life'?"

Here is the tweet:

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May 19 2019 By dvirtue PITTSBURGH: Announcing Appointment of Bishop David Hicks to St. Peter's Anglican Church, Butler

I realize that this is surprising news at a lot of levels: a bishop leaving a diocese to serve a parish, a Reformed Episcopal bishop coming to Pittsburgh, etc. The blogs are likely to have a field day! Some of you might have some concerns. Let me assure you that this is a gift.

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