Anglican Communion shuts down over coronavirus pandemic

Mar 21, 2020 by

by David Virtue, VOL:

GLOBALLY, the Anglican Communion is shutting down.

For the first time since 1208, the Church in England ceased all public worship. Church doors have been closed for communion, and the gathering together of the faithful to worship God has been forbidden due to the coronavirus pestilence. During this time, the flock must be fed, and (unlike in 1208) may continue to be so via the internet, comes word from Archbishop Cranmer blog.

The Mother Church which can barely muster a million practitioners on any given Sunday out of a population of 67 million, might now find itself mortally wounded when the ban is lifted. Time will tell.

The BBC announced new plans for their programming in the wake of the spread of the coronavirus including virtual church services and exercise routines for older people, are set to cater to people spending more time at home.

Archbishops of Canterbury and York called for A National Day of Prayer and action in response to the coronavirus pandemic. You can read their full statement here:

However, British writer and columnist Judi Sture excoriated the Welby/Sentamu approach as A Masterclass in Moral Relativism.

Read here

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