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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.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Big News Out of Dar-es-Salaam!!

The Living Church is reporting that the Global South Primates will propose a "Two Province Solution" for the US at the Primates meeting in Tanzania tomorrow. They are apparently confident that a consensus can be reached on this interim proposal. If correct, this is HUGE news, and the best outcome possible before Lambeth 2008. Let us pray for wisdom in Dar-es-Salaam, brothers and sisters. Let us pray hard.

4 Comments:

Blogger APBIDDLE said...

A slightly better outcome would be if TEC finds this an unacceptable infringement on their turf and bolts. Cleaner for all concerned.

12:08 PM  
Blogger texanglican said...

Agreed, but that outcome is so unlikely as to be beyond hope. It is possible that TEC may finally wash its hands of the Communion, but that would take time. That is post-Lambeth, post-covenant, I suspect. The solution above is an interim one until that time, which I presume would be in place this year.

1:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As of 2/19/07. Maybe God has spoken. What do you say now? We need your words to guide us in this dark moment.

12:48 PM  
Blogger texanglican said...

I am afraid I have no words to offer right now. It is 12:30 AM in Dar es Salaam, and apparently nothing has been finally decided. It remains to be seen if any of the GS primates will holdout for the second province, or if they will all line up behind the liberal consensus that seems to have emerged. May God help them all with wisdom, and us with patience!

3:30 PM  

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