GAFCON Chairman’s Advent Letter

Nov 30, 2019 by

Beloved in Christ Jesus: Advent Greetings in the name of our Risen and Returning King, our Lord Jesus Christ!   I am delighted that in this Advent season, Gafcon is launching a weekday devotional project called ‘Lift Up Your Hearts’.  These words are profoundly Scriptural. The Apostle Paul writes in Philippians 3:14, “I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus,” and in Colossians 3:2, “Set your minds on things that are above.” Advent is a time to “lift...

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Global South Covenant or GAFCON Jerusalem Declaration?

Nov 26, 2019 by

by David Virtue, Virtueonline: An Interview with Canon Phil Ashey, President of The American Anglican Council. VOL: In recent days there has erupted a controversy over the seeming theological overlap between GAFCON and the Global South Primates communiques; specifically, a Covenant was drafted recently in Cairo (hereafter known as the Cairo Covenant) and the Jerusalem Declaration formulated by the GAFCON primates. Does this indicate a rift between the two movements? ASHEY: Actually, the Cairo...

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Inclusive vision for Church of Ireland

Nov 23, 2019 by

Letters to the Irish Times: Sir, – It saddens me that once again The Irish Times has allowed its pages to be used to spread vicious and untrue rumours about Gafcon (Analysis, November 18th, Rite and Reason, November 19th). Far from being schismatic, Gafcon has allowed the vast majority of the Anglican Communion to remain united despite attempts from some to tear the very fabric of our common life. The pleas of brothers and sisters across the globe have been ignored and the plain teaching of...

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Bishop-elect confirms support for women’s ordination

Nov 20, 2019 by

by William Scholes, Irish News: THE minister elected to lead the Church of Ireland’s largest diocese has confirmed that he supports the ordination of women after a group of clergy accused him of opposing the practice. Archdeacon David McClay, who is currently the rector of Willowfield Parish in Belfast, was earlier this month chosen by a 51-strong electoral college to succeed Bishop Harold Miller as the Bishop of Down and Dromore. Confirmation of Archdeacon McClay’s appointment is...

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Church of Ireland clergy object to conservative bishop’s appointment

Nov 18, 2019 by

by Patsy McGarry, Irish Times: Thirty-six senior Church of Ireland clergy have put their names to an open letter objecting to the appointment of the newly elected Bishop of Down and Dromore due to his involvement with a conservative Anglican group. In a letter to the church’s House of Bishops, the signatories say they are concerned Archdeacon David McClay may not be an appropriate choice due to his membership of the Gafcon (Global Anglican Future Conference) Ireland movement. They believe the...

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Shepherd – Loving the Church

Nov 5, 2019 by

John 10:11 – “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” Watch video here GAFCON General Secretary, Archbishop Ben Kwashi, talks through what it means for a bishop to be a shepherd of the flock that God has entrusted under him, and why it is important for a bishop to follow Jesus’ example of the Good Shepherd. See also: GAFCON Chairman’s October Letter – Reformation Day! from Archbishop Foley Beach

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