San Joaquin Passes Constitutional Amendments
Here is a portion of Titusonenine's report on the vote:
During the 47th Annual Convention of the Diocese of San Joaquin, an amendment to Article II of the diocesan constitution was approved that identifies the diocese specifically as “Anglican”, the term most commonly used through out the world-wide Anglican Communion, whose historical center is the Church of England.
The language of article II, “Anglican Identity” was passed as follows:
The Diocese of San Joaquin is constituted by the Faith, Order, and Practice of the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church as received by the Anglican Communion. The Diocese shall be a constituent member of the Anglican Communion and in full communion with the See of Canterbury.
In a vote by orders, 68 of the clergy voted in favor of the amendment, while 16 were opposed. The lay delegates voted 108 in favor, with 12 opposed to the amendment to Article II.