"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.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Pittsburgh Meeting News

From CBS News' website, an AP report:

An international panel of Anglican archbishops called upon a gathering of their conservative American counterparts Friday to split from the rest of the U.S. Episcopal Church."Yes, we will stand with you as long as you remain faithful, biblical, evangelical and orthodox," said Bishop Datuk Yong Ping Chung, who represents South East Asia.

The seven archbishops from Africa, the West Indies, and Asia spoke at the Hope and a Future Conference organized by the Anglican Communion Network.The network is headed by Pittsburgh's Episcopal Bishop Robert W. Duncan. He helped form the group in 2003 after the Episcopal Church in the United States consecrated an openly gay priest, Gene Robinson, as bishop of New Hampshire and gave tacit approval to blessing services for same-sex couples.

Nigerian Archbishop Peter Akinola said bishops from Duncan's group and others attending the conference must be clear about their allegiance."Many of you have one leg in ECUSA and one leg in the network. You must let us know exactly where you stand: are you ECUSA or are you network?" Akinola said, prompting a loud standing ovation.

Read the entire story here.

As an aside, I note that Rome Report has begun an "immature, but fun" campaign to have as many links to the Presiding Heresiarch Frank Griswold's page on ECUSA's website posted to as many blogs as possible. This is my contribution to their "retirement gift" to +Griswold.


Blogger Julian said...

What's wrong with having one leg in the ECUSA and one in the Network? Especially at this point?

9:01 PM  
Blogger Adam said...

Well if they are going to be "evangelical and biblical" while those are not bad things, we all know what they really mean and I for one don't want any part of an arm-raising happy-clappy church. End of rant.

6:42 PM  

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