Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Trouble in River City! Forward in Faith is an Anglo Catholic organization opposed to women's ordination. Sydney has voted to allow Deacons to celebrate the Eucharist and came close to allowing lay people to do the same. This does not bode well for the unity of GAFCon.
Forward in Faith regrets the recent decision of the Synod of the diocese of Sydney with regard to lay and diaconal presidency at the Eucharist, both of which are clearly contrary to the foundational documents of Anglicanism. It trusts that the Archbishop of Sydney will use those powers available to him to ensure that such innovations are not set forth, in order that further division is not thereby introduced into the life of the Communion.