A Pastoral Message from Archbishop Beach Regarding Gafcon and Women in the Episcopate

Sep 17, 2021 by

from ACNA: Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I am writing to you today from Nairobi, Kenya at the close of the recent Gafcon Primates Meeting.  I am thankful for our global fellowship that is providing encouragement for many, from those undergoing persecution in Nigeria to those grappling with theological innovations in Wales.  I encourage you to read more from the press release here. There is one matter coming out of our meeting that is a challenge for a number of us in the Anglican Church...

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Episcopal Legal Expenses Estimated at $52 Million as Anglicans Receive Payout

Aug 31, 2021 by

By Jeffrey Walton, Juicy Ecumenism: Former Episcopalians in Texas received a $4.5 million check from the Episcopal Church (TEC) this week, mediated reimbursement for legal expenses incurred by Anglicans defending against the denomination’s unsuccessful lawsuit against a departing diocese. It is a fraction of an estimated $51.7 million the national church has spent on property disputes across two decades, not counting additional funds spent by regional dioceses on attorneys’ fees and related...

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Contra Expectations, Anglican Numbers Largely Hold Steady in 2020

Jun 26, 2021 by

by Jeffrey Walton, Juicy Ecumenism: Anglicans are reporting better-than-expected numbers for 2020. The Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) kept the same number of congregations from 2019 to 2020 (972) and only saw slight declines in membership and attendance. Membership dipped from 127,624 in 2019 to 126,760 in 2020, a loss of 864 persons (0.68%), while attendance dropped from 84,310 in 2019 to 83,119 in 2020, a loss of 1,191 (1.4%). In-person attendance was measured during the months of...

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Archbishop Foley Beach’s address to Provincial Council

Jun 23, 2021 by

From ACNA: Editor’s note: ACNA Provincial Council met 15-16 June. Here are excerpts from Archbishop Beach’s address: [On culture wars and social media] […] Another thing I see in the rear-view mirror is social unrest and the Internet. I think we saw the pandemic serve as a pressure-vent for much of the political or social unrest in the culture. People’s fear, frustration, anger, and concerns overflowed into the streets and the internet about all kinds of issues. We saw quite...

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Three Archbishops choose different paths leading their provinces

Jun 23, 2021 by

by David Virtue, Virtueonline: One archbishop spends his time apologizing; another spends his time pushing a bevy of social justice issues. The third exhorts the faithful to discipleship and good works Three archbishops in the Anglican Communion clarify what it means to lead their provinces and the future they are creating for their fellow Anglicans. The Archbishop of Canterbury’s leadership increasingly involves issues regarding climate change and a Living In Love And Faith report that...

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NY Nuns quit TEC for ACNA

Apr 28, 2021 by

from Anglican Ink: On Monday, April12, 2021, the American Sisters of the Community of St. Mary, Eastern Province, in consultation with their African Sisters, voted to leave the Episcopal Church (TEC), entering the Diocese of the Living Word in the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) under the authority of the Rt. Rev’d Julian Dobbs, Bishop. The canons of the Episcopal Church (Title III, Canon 14) stipulate that recognized Episcopal Religious Orders are neither parishes nor an adjunct of...

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