"The Preachers chiefly shall take heed that they teach nothing in their preaching, which they would have the people religiously to observe and believe, but that which is agreeable to the Doctrine of the Old Testament and the New, and that which the Catholick Fathers and Ancient Bishops have gathered out of that Doctrine." A proposed canon of Elizabeth I, 1571

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I am a presbyter in the diocese of Fort Worth, Texas (Anglican Church in North America). I serve as Chaplain at St. Vincent's School and as a canon of St. Vincent's Cathedral Church in Bedford, Texas. In addition to my parish duties and teaching Religion classes in the school I am also the Middle School Social Studies teacher.

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Twelve bishops at ACN Eucharist

This is a photograph of the concluding Mass of the Anglican Communion Network's annual meeting, which St. Vincent's Cathedral hosted in late April. This was a major event. There were twelve bishops concelebrating (Bishop Iker of Fort Worth was the chief celebrant). Among these twelve bishops were two leaders from the "Anglican diaspora," groups that have left communion with ECUSA over doctrinal differences in the past. One of the major goals of the ACN is to restore unity among orthodox Anglicans of all kinds in North America, both those within and those outside of ECUSA at present. It was a glorious night! Thanks be to God!

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Anonymous adam said...

altar girls? oh, my heart!

9:11 PM  
Blogger texanglican said...

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10:07 PM  
Blogger texanglican said...

The young ladies in the photo are key members of our acolyte corps at St. Vincent's, Adam. I, for one, appreciate their service. (They also make the best informed--and orthodox--comments in my youth confirmation class.)

10:08 PM  
Blogger Richard said...

It's the monastic hoods that I found a bit peculiar - and why are some of the bishops concelebrating in Quire Dress?

Best, Richard

11:50 AM  
Anonymous adam said...

Are there no traditionalists left??? Actually, we have female servers at my parish too, and they are quite good. One is middle-aged, the other 18 years old. Both were good teachers for me. I second the comments of Richard...

4:45 PM  
Anonymous Dean Reed of St. Vincent's Cathedral said...

The Moderator of the Network set the dress for Bishops. Most of the Bishops present were reformed or low church evangelical. The difference in Sacramental Theology is reflected in the vestment choices. With the issues we are facing in the ECUSA, the vestment wars of the 19th and 20th century are a thing of the past at this point.

10:10 AM  

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