Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Conservative Anglicans Push Formation of Rival American Body

Another report on the proposed new province.

Leaders of the Common Cause Partnership, a federation representing more than 100,000 Anglican Christians in North America, will unveil the draft to the public on Dec. 3 at Wheaton Evangelical Free Church in Wheaton, Ill., as they reaffirm biblical truth and Anglican tradition – two things they believe the U.S. Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada have abandoned.

The new Anglican church structure in North America is expected to be recognized by several bishops, mainly from the Global South. But the Common Cause leaders do not expect Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, the spiritual leader of the global Anglican Communion, to immediately recognize the body.

Although the intention is to work with the Anglican Communion, conservative leaders had stated earlier that Anglicanism was not "determined necessarily through recognition by the Archbishop of Canterbury."


"One conclusion of the Global Anglican Future Conference held in Jerusalem last June was that the time for the recognition of a new Anglican body in North America had arrived," stated Bishop Robert Duncan of Pittsburgh, moderator of Common Cause Partnership, and potential head of the new North American province. "The public release of our draft constitution is an important concrete step toward the goal of a biblical, missionary and united Anglican Church in North America."


Joe said...
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Joe said...

It is not a matter of rivalry. It is a matter of separating from apostasy. Being committed to orthodoxy and TEC at the same time is a stark contradiction in terms. Communion is sharing all things in common. Light and darkness have no fellowship. You cannot honestly say that someone committed to orthodoxy can have fellowship with a presiding bishop tht prays to mother Jesus. The only rivalry is between good and evil. The Episcopal Church began their fall many years ago when she refused to deal with bishop Pike.

Robert Christian said...

Such a narrow mind. Who has the right to pass judgement?

My understanding was Pike was suffering the death of his son and wasn't in in his right mind. Some Bishops felt that doing something more might push Pike over the edge.
Trying to be compassionate seems to be out of order.

Celinda Scott said...

I think what Robert said about Pike is true. About the Presiding Bishop's prayer to "Mother Jesus"--she made quite clear early on that the prayer came from orthodox sources in either the medieval or the renaissance church.

Joe said...

"Who are you to pass judgement?" You post a judgement against me, and then deride me for judging...? Typical liberal TEC hypocrisy.... The reason why the Church didn't do anything is because Pike threatened to take them to court. Countless people have grieved over the loss of a child (including myself) and it did not result in a denial of the orthodox Faith. Instead of pushing Pike over the edge, they pushed the Episcopal Church over the edge, and into a perpetual free-fall. Thank God for the new North American Anglican Province!

As for addressing "Mother Jesus" as being orthodox - LOL...!!!! Liberals make me laugh (and cry).