Primates’ Meeting 2017: new video released

Nov 3, 2017 by

from ACNS: Last week, we released a short three-minute video summary of the 2017 Primates’ Meeting, which was held at Canterbury Cathedral at the beginning of October. That was a preview to the full 10-minute video, which was released today. These videos share something of the atmosphere and content of the Primates’ Meeting, and help to inform and educate the viewer about the scope and nature of the worldwide Anglican Communion. Provinces and dioceses are encouraged to share and distribute...

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Primates, Pushback and Preaching the Gospel

Oct 21, 2017 by

by Canon Phil Ashey, AAC: This has been a very interesting week in the life of the Anglican Communion and the life of the Anglican Church in North America.  I have been hearing from many people who are disappointed by the outcome of the Canterbury Primates meeting just concluded and its Communique.  As I wrote recently, the final Communique of the Canterbury Primates Meeting raised still unanswered questions about who actually wrote the Communique, whether it was in fact the perspective of all...

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Ferrying the Primates across the rubicon: Lambeth Resolution I.10 and the 2017 Primates Meeting

Oct 17, 2017 by

by Stephen Noll, GAFCON: Nearly one year ago I wrote an essay titled “Crossing the Rubicon: Lambeth Resolution I.10, the Church of England, and the Anglican Communion,” which began this way: Earlier this year I was speaking with an English friend concerned about the direction of the Church of England. “Where do we draw the line?” he asked. “That’s easy,” I replied: “It’s called Lambeth Resolution I.10.” I then analyzed (“fisked”) a letter by Mr. William Nye, the Secretary General of the...

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Myths, misinformation or parallel realities? the thinking behind the Primates’ Communiqué

Oct 10, 2017 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. One of the great things about being a Christian is that you can travel anywhere in the world, find that differences in language, culture and worldview make mutual understanding and communication very difficult, and yet make an instant connection with other Christians. They are of their world in terms of history and customs, speech and thought patterns, as I am of mine, but “in Christ there is no East or West”; our shared primary allegiance to him...

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CANTERBURY: GAFCON Primates weigh walking out of Anglican Summit

Oct 4, 2017 by

by David Virtue, VOL: A group of orthodox Anglican Archbishops hinted they might walk out of an Anglican summit being held by the Archbishop of Canterbury over the issue of same-sex marriage, but stopped short of saying they would formally break with the Anglican Communion. At a press conference today, a spokesman for the orthodox Anglican GAFCON primates said the Scottish Episcopal Church would have to repent over its decision last June to let clergy perform same sex weddings. The Rev. Andrew...

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Primates meet in a spirit of ‘extraordinary’ warmth in Canterbury

Oct 3, 2017 by

by Madeleine Davies, Church Times: THE Primates’ Meeting in Canterbury this week has begun in a spirit of “extraordinary” fellowship and warm collegiality, journalists were told on Tuesday. One of the Primates’ first actions was to invite the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the US, the Most Revd Michael Curry, to pray at the beginning of evensong on Monday in response to the mass shooting in Las Vegas. Sources have described the fellowship among those closed gathered as...

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