Who owns the Anglican Communion?

Jul 30, 2020 by

by David Virtue, Virtueonline: There is an arrogance emanating from both the Church of England and the American Episcopal Church that somehow, they own the Anglican Communion and what they say goes, even as their respective provinces whither on the vine. It’s subtle of course. The Church of England has the ecclesiastical power and The Episcopal Church has the monetary power which enables them, they think, to move mountains., i.e. persuade bishops of their authority, even as GAFCON...

read more

Egyptian Archbishop Reflects on The Ecclesiastical Conflict Between Anglicans and the Protestant Church in Egypt

Jul 29, 2020 by

by David Virtue, Virtueonline: An exclusive interview with Egyptian Archbishop Mouneer Anis. VOL: Thank you, Archbishop for giving of your valuable time to speak with VIRTUEONLINE about the situation in Egypt. First of all, congratulations on the formation of a new African & Middle Eastern Province. I am sure that it is a thrilling historical moment in the life of Christianity in the Middle East, particularly for the Anglican Communion and for yourself personally. ANIS: Thank you so much....

read more

Where now for the Anglican Communion?

Jun 20, 2020 by

By Vinay Samuel and Chris Sugden, Evangelicals Now: Covid-19 has prompted many thoughts about what life could look like now that we have been forced to abandon, for a while, uninterrupted global travel, foreign holidays, and despite the foreshortened lives and devastated economies, enjoyed with the earth and its airspace a sabbath of sabbaths. Lambeth 2020 and GAFCON in 2020 postponed gatherings that would have signalled the continuing tear in the fabric of the Anglican Communion. Does this...

read more

Anglican Communion: Anxious Times

May 28, 2020 by

by Charles Raven, GAFCON: What are we learning about the Anglican Communion under the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic? This crisis has highlighted many unknowns, but some things do become clearer. Reactions to the unexpected are revealing. Africa is likely to be the region that ends up suffering most. Although the death toll, at the time of writing, is much lower than that in the West, the impact on the region’s economy and food security will put growing millions at risk even if the disease...

read more

The Blessings of a Global Church

May 28, 2020 by

by Charles Raven, Latimer Trust: In August 2008 the Rt Revd Gavin Reid, former Bishop of Maidstone and leading evangelical, wrote an article for the Church of England Newspaper entitled ‘Why I am no longer an Anglican’.   Was he then withdrawing from the Church of England? No, far from it, but he had run out of patience with the Anglican Communion. Writing just after the first Gafcon conference had met in Jerusalem to launch a movement of Confessing Anglicans, he wrote ‘The crucial issue for...

read more

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...

read more